Masters of Money

Masters of Money
Improve your financial life with deep, revealing conversations around the taboo topic of money from my money nerd friends who aren’t afraid to share

[BONUS] Financial Mentoring with Todd Tresidder
Dec 28, 2017 • 52 min
Todd Tresidder graduated from the University of California at Davis with a B.A. in economics and a passion for creating successful businesses. A serial entrepreneur since childhood, Todd went on to build his own wealth as a hedge fund investment…
[BONUS] Consumerism Commentary made Harlan Landes financially independent
Dec 26, 2017 • 54 min
Harlan Landes started Consumerism Commentary under the moniker Flexo in 2003. It grew to become a multi-million dollar blog, which he sold. The sum he collected allows him the Flexobility to volunteer and create passion projects like the Plutus…
[BONUS] Making Money from Home, with Joseph Hogue
Dec 24, 2017 • 38 min
Joseph Hogue is an investment analyst and blogger. He runs six websites on topics including personal finance, investing, crowdfunding and making money from home. A veteran of the Marine Corps, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
[BONUS] Financial Indepence in 2002 with Doug ”Nords” Norman
Dec 22, 2017 • 64 min
Doug is a retired Navy submariner and author of The Military Guide To Financial Independence And Retirement. He and his spouse reached financial independence in the late 1990s on their high savings rate and retired in 2002. This is a bonus episode. To…
[BONUS] Penny Pinchin’ Mom, Tracie Fobes
Dec 20, 2017 • 48 min
Tracie Fobes wasn’t prepared for the day she would have money of her own. That led to debt and eventually bankruptcy. The lessons she learned would forever change her and her family’s financial future - and the future of her blog readers. Resourced…
052: Master Your Money with me, PT Money
Dec 13, 2017 • 32 min
I am interviewed on my own show by previous guest Rob Berger. The tables are turned as I answer questions from my own life about the one thing I’ve done that had the biggest contribution to my financial success, what tools do my wife and I use to…
051: Map Your Money Adventure with Nick True of Mapped Out Money
Dec 6, 2017 • 54 min
Nick is a 20-something financial blogger who lives in Chattanooga TN with his wife Hanna and 3 fur children. His website is where he focuses on budgeting and helping people learn all of things about money they didn’t learn in school. So…
050: Using Your Values and Goals to Reach Financial Independence with Matt Miner
Nov 29, 2017 • 48 min
Matt Minor is a coach, author, and speaker who works with folks to get the most out of their money by understanding his clients’ values and goals, and then helping them do what it takes to gain control of their income and increase their savings rate. The…
049: Money Moves to Make Before 30 with David from Money Under 30
Nov 22, 2017 • 45 min
David Weliver is the founder of the personal finance website and co-founder of Moneymentals, a 7-week course that helps students save more and spend better. The show notes, including links to everything we talked about, can be found at…
048: Retiring Early to Travel the World with Jeremy from GoCurryCracker
Nov 17, 2017 • 43 min
After retiring in their 30s, Jeremy & Winnie spent the last 4 years traveling the world. Their son joined them 2 years ago, and visited 16 countries in his first 16 months. Jeremy says, “who knows what the future holds, but most likely more travel and…
047: Savvy Money Moves with TEDx Speaker and Filmmaker Adam Carroll
Nov 8, 2017 • 50 min
Adam Carroll is an internationally recognized financial literacy expert, author, and two-time TED talk speaker, creator of The Broke, Busted & Disgusted documentary, and founder of He has presented at over 700 college and university…
046: Star in Your Own Financial Success Story with Sarah Li Cain
Nov 1, 2017 • 31 min
Sarah Li Cain is a financial storyteller who weaves practical tips and strategies into her work so that those trying to change their money mindset can see themselves in the starring role. To see the show notes, go to
045: Become the Investor in Your Family with Brian Bain
Oct 25, 2017 • 48 min
Brian is the founder of Investor in the Family ( and Entrepreneur Trainer ( where he works to help you make money and invest it well. For show notes and more information, go to
044: Building a Wealthy Mindset with The Money Guy Brian Preston
Oct 18, 2017 • 28 min
With over two decades of experience in personal financial planning and taxes, Brian Preston is driven to help others optimize their lives so they can focus on the things in life that truly matter to them. Brian’s firm emphasizes having the heart of an…
043: Couples and Money with Elle Martinez
Oct 11, 2017 • 41 min
Elle Martinez is the creator and award-winning blogger of Couple Money, a site and podcast dedicated to helping spouses build their marriage and wealth together. She interviews financial experts and real-life couples who’ve achieved big financial goals…
042: Side Hustle Your Success with Chris Guillebeau
Oct 4, 2017 • 21 min
Chris Guillebeau is the bestselling author of the books The $100 Startup, The Happiness of Pursuit, and The Art of Non-Conformity. He is also the founder and host of Side Hustle School, a daily podcast with more than 2 million downloads per month. During…
041: How to Become So Money with Farnoosh Torabi
Sep 27, 2017 • 39 min
Farnoosh Torabi, host of the So Money podcast, is the author of three books, When She Makes More: 10 Rules For Breadwinning Women, Psyche Yourself Rich and You’re So Money. She is a frequent financial contributor to Yahoo!, The Today Show, ABC and several…
040: Teaching Your Kids About Money with FamZoo’s Bill Dwight
Sep 20, 2017 • 50 min
Dad to 5, husband, lifelong software geek, and founder of which combines prepaid cards and a financial education for kids in one award-winning family finance app. For links to Bill’s app and other resources mentioned in the show, go to…
039: Travel in Style with Credit Card and Travel Expert Jason Steele
Sep 13, 2017 • 52 min
Jason Steele is an expert on credit cards and awards travel. He writes for several of the top personal finance websites including, and his work is syndicated to mainstream publications. Jason has launched the CardCon conference. You can find…
038: Unemployed to Self-Employed with LaTisha Styles
Sep 6, 2017 • 31 min
LaTisha “Tish” Styles is a nationally recognized millennial personal finance expert and digital marketing professional. She is the founder of Young Finances and President of Financial Success Media, LLC. LaTisha and I discuss her #1 money tip, her story…
037: Radical Personal Finance with Joshua Sheats
Aug 30, 2017 • 69 min
Joshua Sheats, creator of the Radical Personal Finance podcast, is the world’s leading authority on integrating lifestyle goals and money goals without conflict. He teaches normal people how to seamlessly connect the science of financial planning with the…
036: Increase Your Profits Like a Boss with Hilary Hendershott
Aug 23, 2017 • 36 min
Hilary Hendershott is the host of Profit Boss Radio, a weekly podcast for women and money. Hilary has an MBA, and she’s a Certified Financial Planner. Hilary and I talk about her interesting history with money, her financial failures and successes, and…
035: The Secrets to Investing Success and Building Wealth with Author Dr. Daniel Crosby
Aug 16, 2017 • 48 min
Dr. Daniel Crosby, author of The Laws of Wealth, discusses how he’s made the most of his degree and career path, how he talks to his kids and wife about money, his financial screw-ups (like buying too much house) and successes, AND we get into his ideas…
034: Buying Your First Home with Lauren Bowling of Financial Best Life
Aug 9, 2017 • 47 min
Lauren Bowling is the award-winning blogger and editor behind personal finance site Financial Best Life and author of The Millennial Homeowner: A Guide to Successfully Navigating Your First Home Purchase. She shares stories about her shopping addiction…
033: Stop Worrying About Money with J. David Stein from Money for the Rest of Us
Aug 2, 2017 • 40 min
David Stein produces and hosts the top-10 iTunes ranked investing podcast Money For the Rest of Us where he teaches over 25,000 listeners per episode about money, how it works, how to invest it, and how to live without worrying about it.
 The show notes,…
032: Live Well Today and Tomorrow with Roger Whitney, the Retirement Answer Man
Jul 26, 2017 • 47 min
Roger Whitney is the Retirement Answer Man, and he believes you can create a great life that balances living well today AND living well tomorrow by have the right little conversations about money. Over the last 24 years he has worked directly with…
031: Finding Hope and Making Sense of Your Finances with Alaya Linton
Jul 19, 2017 • 38 min
Alaya blogs at Hope+Cents. After years of feeling hopeless about her financial situation, she took the steps to climb out of debt. Becoming debt-free gave Alaya a new passion and through her blog and coaching now helps others dump their debt and take…
030: Focusing on Long Term Financial Success with Eric Rosenberg
Jul 12, 2017 • 65 min
Eric Rosenberg is a finance, travel, and technology writer originally in Ventura, California. When away from the keyboard, Eric he enjoys exploring the world, flying small airplanes, and spending time with his family.
In this episode, Eric talks…
029: Boosting Financial Confidence Using Every Single Dollar with Jessica Garbarino
Jul 5, 2017 • 32 min
Jessica Garbarino is the founder of Every Single Dollar, a company focused on helping single women navigate the world of personal finance. After paying off $56,000 of debt, she decided she wanted to help other single women learn how to manage their…
028: How American Families Are Mastering Their Money in a World of Uncertainty with Rachel Schneider
Jun 27, 2017 • 32 min
Today’s show is very different than what we’re used to. We’re taking a macro look at your average American and trying to understand how they can become (and what’s maybe preventing them from becoming) Masters of Money. My guest today is Rachel…
027: Retiring in Your 30s with Michael of Financially Alert
Jun 21, 2017 • 57 min
Michael retired early in his mid-thirties after successfully starting and running an I.T. services company. He is currently a stay-at-home Dad, blogger, & investor. His mission to help others find financial freedom so they can pursue their passion…
026: Save Money on Groceries with Erin Chase of $5 Dinners
Jun 12, 2017 • 38 min
Erin Chase is on a mission to help you spend less money on groceries and has developed the teaching resources and practical tools to help you cut your grocery spending. You can find more about these amazing resources at In this…
025: Earning, Saving, and Investing Your Way to Financial Independence with Mr ESI of ESI Money
Jun 7, 2017 • 80 min
John writes as “Mr. ESI” on ESI Money, a blog about achieving financial independence through earning, saving, and investing (ESI). He’s an early 50’s retiree who achieved financial independence, shares what’s worked for him, and details how others…
024: Keeping the Personal in Personal Finance with Jen Hemphill
May 31, 2017 • 37 min
Jen Hemphill helps busy ambitious women transform their finances from being overwhelming to bringing joy, simplicity, and confidence. She is a Motivational Money Coach, an AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor) and host of the Her Money Matters…
023: Setting Specific Actionable Financial Goals with Deacon Hayes of Well Kept Wallet
May 24, 2017 • 35 min
Deacon Hayes is a Personal Finance Expert who is best known for paying off $52,000 in debt in 18 months. He has been featured in the US News & World Report, MSN Money, Yahoo Finance and more. Deacon is a friend, fantastic blogger at , and…
022: End Your Financial Stress Now with Emily Guy Birken
May 17, 2017 • 45 min
Emily Guy Birken is a former English teacher and respected personal finance writer. She has written four books: The Five Years Before You Retire, Choose Your Retirement, Making Social Security Work for You, and her newest, End Financial Stress Now….
021: Start a Side Hustle with Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation
May 10, 2017 • 46 min
Nick Loper is an author, entrepreneur, and a lifelong student in the game of business. His latest role is as Chief Side Hustler at, a growing community and resource for aspiring and part-time entrepreneurs. 

Nick’s been…
020: Get Your Financial Life Together with Broke Millennial Erin Lowry
May 2, 2017 • 37 min
Erin Lowry is a millennial personal finance expert, author, and speaker. Erin founded the personal finance blog Broke Millennial. Her first book, Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together, hits shelves May 2nd, 2017….
019: Taking Calculated Financial Risks with Financial Rock Star Scott Alan Turner
Apr 26, 2017 • 29 min
Scott Alan Turner is the host of the Scott Alan Turner Show, also known as the Financial Rock Star. He is a self-proclaimed money moron turned early retiree who now spends his time teaching money management to help you get out of debt, save more…
018: Automate Your Savings with the TODAY Show’s Jean Chatzky
Apr 19, 2017 • 29 min
Jean Chatzky is an award-winning financial journalist, author, motivational speaker, and host of the Her Money podcast. She is the TODAY Show’s financial expert, and has appeared on Oprah, Live with Regis and Kelly, and The View, among others. She…
017: Making Money Fun with Bob Lotich of
Apr 12, 2017 • 33 min
Bob Lotich has been a full-time blogger for 10 years. His blog (originally called Christian Personal Finance) is now and has been featured in Men’s Health Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and many others. You’ll learn how Bob…
016: Learn to Question Everything About Your Money and Lifestyle with Millennial Money Expert Stefanie O’Connell
Apr 5, 2017 • 35 min
Stefanie O’Connell is a millennial money expert, speaker, and author of the book, “The Broke and Beautiful Life.” Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, SUCCESS, The Dr. Oz Show, Fox News, and ABC World News. In this…
015: How to Organize Your Financial Life with Millennial Money Expert Robert Farrington
Mar 29, 2017 • 46 min
Robert Farrington is a Millennial Money Expert and Founder of . He is on a mission to help millennials get out of student loan debt and start building wealth for their future. Robert is the quintessential master of his money. At such a young age in…
014: Mastering Money to Gain Control Over Your Life with Rob Berger of
Mar 22, 2017 • 44 min
Rob Berger is the founder of Dough Roller, a personal finance website and one of my favorite podcasts under the same name. Rob is a lawyer, excellent chess player, and recent empty-nester. He’s always tackling the next big financial topic.

013: Living Like a College Student with The Ultimate Millennial Money Nerd Whitney Hansen
Mar 16, 2017 • 42 min
Whitney Hansen is teaches millennials how to pay off debt and gain financial independence. She enjoys taking spontaneous road trips, reading in coffee shops, or mentoring other entrepreneurs. In this episode, Whitney shares how she’s been able to…
012: Earning More Money by Committing to the Work, with Patrice Washington
Mar 8, 2017 • 46 min
Patrice C. Washington has been making the act of learning about money fun since 2003. She is most commonly known for Real Money Answers, the name of her website, book and her appearance on the Steve Harvey Morning Radio Show. You’ll hear how got her…
011: How to Budget When You Live Paycheck to Paycheck with Chris Peach
Mar 1, 2017 • 50 min
Chris Peach created Money Peach—a site where you can find financial help, coaching and digital resources—in an effort to show people how to manage money in all areas of life, and most importantly, how to make money fun again! Chris is passionate…
010: Why Rejecting the “Normal” Life is Worth It with DailyWorth Founder Amanda Steinberg
Feb 22, 2017 • 33 min
Amanda Steinberg launched DailyWorth in 2009 to bring a fresh voice and an outsider’s perspective to personal finance. Oprah selected her to the exclusive SuperSoul 100, and Forbes named her one of twenty-one New Money Masters. Learn more about her…
009: Why You Need 14 Different Bank Accounts, with Talaat and Tai McNeely of His and Her Money
Feb 15, 2017 • 51 min
Talaat and Tai McNeely not only married each other but married their bank accounts. Today they have 14 different accounts used to manage various financial goals. Talaat and Tai McNeely are “America’s #1 Money Couple”. The are Financial Educators…
008: Taking Risks and Making Extra Money with Kyle Taylor, The Penny Hoarder
Feb 8, 2017 • 36 min
Kyle Taylor is the CEO and founder of The Penny Hoarder, one of the largest personal finance websites with over 14 million readers a month. Listen on to find out about Kyle’s long list of things he’s done to make extra money, how he saved his…
007: How to Afford Anything by Hacking Your Housing Costs with Paula Pant
Feb 1, 2017 • 51 min
Paula Pant quit her 9-to-5 job, built financial independence, launched an online business and owns 7 rental property units. She’s the host of the Afford Anything podcast and the blogger at Afford Anything one of my favorite websites. Listen on to…
006: Achieving Financial Independence [and Happiness] in Your 30s with Brandon, the Mad Fientist
Jan 25, 2017 • 48 min
The Mad Fientist (aka Brandon) achieved his personal financial independence number at the age of 32. Brandon has shared his journey towards financial independence on his site , and now continues to share his post-FI journey on the site and popular…
005: How to Track Your Expenses with Zina Kumok
Jan 18, 2017 • 35 min
Zina Kumok is a freelance writer specializing in personal finance (one of the best…she’s done some writing for me). She also writes at about how she paid off $28k worth of student loans in three years as a journalist. Zina has seemingly made…
004: Spending According to Your Values, with Lauren Greutman
Jan 11, 2017 • 49 min
Lauren Greutman regularly appears on the TODAY show and authored the #1 Best Selling book “”. She’s a spender. I’m a spender too and so this episode was a good reminder that I need to stay vigilant in my spending habits. My 3 Favorite…
003: Laser Focus on Financial Success with Joe Saul-Sehy
Jan 4, 2017 • 46 min
Joe Saul-Sehy spent 16 years as a Financial Planner and became known as the “Money Man” at Detroit television WXYZ-TV. Today Joe is host of , a podcast . Joe is one of the best storytellers I know, and I know you’ll enjoy hearing some of them…
002: How to Do the Little Things Well, with Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche
Dec 9, 2016 • 51 min
Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche found herself out of a teaching job, but mastered her money well enough to find ways to teach outside the traditional education system. Today, she shares the stories of creating a “money team”, how automation is key,…
001: Just Be Helpful and the Money Will Follow with Joshua Becker
Dec 9, 2016 • 52 min
Joshua Becker, Founder of Becoming Minimalist, inspires millions around the world to own fewer possessions and find greater fulfillment in life. Around my household the minimalism concept has taken hold. Mrs PT is fired up about helping us become more…
000: Introduction to Masters of Money Podcast
Dec 9, 2016 • 9 min
My name is Philip Taylor, but you can call me PT. The goal of this show is to help you improve your financial life by bringing deep, revealing conversations around the taboo topic of money from my money nerd friends who aren’t afraid to share. Be…