When She Makes More with @Farnoosh – MPSOS177

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

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...]

Debt Free Testimonies from the Greutmans and Browns – MPSOS175

Debt Free Testimonies from the Greutmans

<01:00> Why I hate your debt more than you. <03:30> The Greutmans were determined to be debt free. It wasn't a decision they came to because it was a good idea - they couldn't pay their bills! Today they are debt free, Mark quit his job as an Actuary to help Lauren with her business, and they make enough to employ three people as well as support their family. Listen to their testimony of selling their dream home, moving their family of 4 into an 800 square foot house, and … [Read more...]

Happy Brand New You Year! – MPSOS174

MoneyPlan SOS Podcast episode 174

Happy New You Year! Did you set new goals for 2015? I did - and there are BIG changes coming to my life. While I hate to make this show all about me, today’s episode is just that - all about the Brand Steve Stewart. What is a Personal Brand? A brand is what people think about someone or something when they aren’t in the room. It’s not a logo, it’s not a catch phrase, it isn’t even a name; it’s all of the above. Ryan Rhoten is my Personal Branding Coach helping me create my … [Read more...]

Businesses offer more savings by asking Debit or Credit – MPSOS173

Moneyplan SOS podcast interview with Clint Woodman Food Market

Clint Woodman is Vice President of Woodman’s Food Market. He operates 15 stores in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, employs more than 3,400 people, and his family has been growing the company for more than 50 years. See Woodman’s 90-year timeline  The typical Woodman’s store is about 250,000 square feet - larger than a Super Walmart. Oh, and they are a debt-free, employee-owned company. The key to their success? Woodman’s Food Market do two things to keep their operating expenses as low as … [Read more...]

My most notable appearances 2014

Plutus Award Finalist logo 2014

If you are a new Debt Freedom Fighter - welcome! However, even those who have been around for a while may not know the entire Steve Stewart story. I don't share too much about my personal life, this site is not about me. However, 2014 has provided me a number of opportunities to be a guest on some prominent blogs and podcasts, not to mention winning the Plutus Award for Best Debt Focused Blog. Below are some of my more noteworthy appearances from 2014.   I had the pleasure … [Read more...]

Basics Of Retirement Webinar

Want to understand investing and saving for retirement? Coach Scott Maderer joined me for a long discussion about saving money, investing for retirement, and ways to save on taxes. Enjoy! Thanks for watching. Leave any comments or your question below. … [Read more...]

Year-end Tax Tips: Conversation with John Beidel – MPSOS172

Conversation with Enrolled Agent John Beidel

John Beidel is an Enrolled Agent and has been helping people with their income taxes since 2008. Today he sits down with me to 15 Year End Tax Moves To Lower Your Tax Bill, and article from Betterment.com: Summary of the tips: Accelerate income Defer income Accelerate or defer expenses Note: Dozens of provisions are set to expire but could be extended. You can find out more about John at TaxPlanningSTL.com Also in this episode Holla from the Impala - "Doing … [Read more...]

2015 Retirement contribution and income limits and the Debtor’s Anonymous Quiz – MPSOS171

Mockup of Black Friday Loan Sale

The IRS has released updated retirement contribution limits and income phase-outs: 2015 Contribution Limits for 401(k), 403(b), and most 457 plans Your pre-tax contribution is capped at $18,000 in 2015. Those who are 50 years or older can increase the number by $6,000 (catch-up contribution). 2015 Contribution Limits for traditional IRA The average American does not have as much opportunity to save outside of an employer sponsored plan. Singles making $61,000 a year can save the full amount, … [Read more...]

Ways To Curb An Addiction To Shopping – MPSOS170

Ways To Curb An Addiction To Shopping Ep170

Patti, a concerned listener, doesn't have a lot of debt but is concerned about her dwindling savings. It appears that she has made 80 purchase on Amazon in the past six months and her rainy-day fund is dwindling to pay her monthly Visa bill. Once discovering this hole in her budget she deleted her Visa number from Amazon, creating an extra hurdle to spending money. This allows her to think twice before clicking once with "One Click". She has also cut up her credit cards and will be using … [Read more...]