Protected but not Immune from Card Theft – MPSOS185

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Ways to protect your ID from being stolen

Despite all the technology and steps we take to prevent our debit cards from being compromises, there is no way to prevent card fraud from happening. Recently, CreditCards.com conducted a survey of Americans who’ve had a credit or debit card transaction flagged because of suspected fraud. Roughly 7 out of 10 said at least one of those alerts was a false alarm when, in fact, more than half said the transactions were completely valid. As a consumer, what can you do? Not much, but in this … [Read more...]

What Makes ID Theft Companies Worth the Cost? – MPSOS184

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ID Theft Company comparison

Full show notes at SteveStewart.me/184 Identity theft is no joke - and it's on the rise! Keith Bunn of CavusFinancialCoaching.com compared four companies to see if their services are worth the cost. You can read Keith's original article here or read my summary notes here Also in this episode: Newly re-named 'Ponda from the Honda: My mailbox is wasting a lot of energy Upcoming webinars and recent appearances Testimony from a listener who learned risk vs reward from an engineering … [Read more...]

YNAB vs EveryDollar Comparison of Premium Budgets – MPSOS183

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YNAB vs EveryDollar premium budgets

Click here for a more complete list of show notes including a chart for: YNAB vs EveryDollar Budget Comparison Dave Ramsey announced his new budgeting software - EveryDollar. It is awesome - and have many similar features to YNAB (You Need A Budget). Which premium budgeting software is best for you? Let's compare the different features and methods to identify the right one for you. Click here for a list of features and comparisons between YNAB and Dave Ramsey's Every Dollar Links mentioned … [Read more...]

A Sketchy Background to The One Page Financial Planner – Interview with Carl Richards | MPSOS182

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Carl Richards ditch digger to ny sketch guy

Carl Richards was a ditch-digger, fell into a securities job, became a Certified Financial Planner, then became the Sketch Guy at the New York Times by drawing financial concepts on paper napkins. He released his second book, the One Page Financial Plan, and shares some of his journey with us. For a more complete list of notes with pictures and links, go to SteveStewart.me/182 In this episode: We talk to Carl Richards about his journey from digging ditches to... Becoming a Certified … [Read more...]

Joseph Michael’s MoneyPlan On Fire – MPSOS181

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Scrivener Coach interview on MoneyPlan SOS podcast

Joseph Michael is an average guy who saw a need and is now making 6-figures helping writers solve a problem. They love to use Scrivener - an incredible writing and organization tool - but had a hard time figuring out how to use it efficiently. Enter the Scrivener Coach. Joseph doesn't work for Scrivener but came up with an easy-to-follow, step-by-step video course that takes a lot of the guesswork out of the process. I've taken the course and am using Scrivener to create my Audacity … [Read more...]

Dan Miller; Helping people find the work they love for a decade – MPSOS180

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This year, Dan Miller celebrates the 10th Anniversary of his life-changing book "48 Days To The Work You Love". He joins me in a conversation about resumes, extra curricular activities, and creating your own career from nothing. Also, Debt Freedom Fighter, Bob Lyons, shares his success story of passing on a job opportunity, getting laid off, and then finding two companies battling for his employment - all without breaking a sweat because he was following a moneyplan. Mentioned in this … [Read more...]

We’re talking #BitCoin with @OpenBazaar – MPSOS179

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Open Bazaar's Brian Hoffman talks Bitcoin

Full show notes at SteveStewart.me/179 What is BitCoin, how does it work and how can we get some? Brian Hoffman from OpenBazaar.org joins us to talk about this new payment option that will change the way we spend money - literally! Also, a story about Joe Legal and Jose Illegal (I didn't write it, I got it off of Facebook), a segment of Holla from the Impala, and webinars coming up in the next few weeks.   Also: The story of Joe Legal and Jose Illegal. Holla from the … [Read more...]

Interview with Joan Sotkin – MPSOS178

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Interview with Joan Sotkin

Joan Sotkin sees things as opportunities, not failures. She has been through market upswings and personal bankruptcies. Joan had health problems as well as money problems. Then she learned to look at things with a different mindset. Her "inner voice" has directed her to buy tumble stones, which helped her get past her health problems, and move to New Mexico, which she found was the perfect place for her new life. You can find out more about Joan at … [Read more...]

When She Makes More with @Farnoosh – MPSOS177

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when a wife makes more

  When She Makes More - Interview with Farnoosh Torabi. Farnoosh is known for contributing to The Today Show and Money Magazine as well starting her own podcast - So Money. But today we are having a conversation with her about her most recent book: “When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women”. Read more here...   Download Steve Stewart's Attention To Money Guide, a free resource, and receive reminders to pay attention to your money. … [Read more...]

Divorce-proof your marriage by going through a foreclosure – MPSOS176

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Divorce-proof your marriage with Derek and Carrie

Can a marriage survive a foreclosure? Does a more expensive ring lead to longer-lasting marriages? Can a couple really talk to each other about money without fighting? Today we hear from the Olsens, a young couple who dated, were engaged, and married while facing a foreclosure! What long-lasting effects did it have on their relationship? Press play above to find out. Also, I share a study about diamond rings, short engagements, and how going to church occasionally can actually … [Read more...]