The Rachel Cruze Show

The Rachel Cruze Show Podcast

Money should be fun, not stressful. Learn practical tips on how to save more money, get out of debt quickly and make progress toward your goals. You can take control of your money and create a life you love. Get even more money saving tips at www.RachelCruze.com.

How to Actually Make Progress With Your Money This Year
In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn: Seven ways to fix your money problems The key to changing your money behaviors for good with Dr. Henry Cloud How to handle your money in the midst of grief Resources: Minno Tuft and Needle...

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Why 2020 Made Us Better
In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn: Three things that were actually good about 2020 What it means to balance faith and success with my guest, singer-songwriter Matthew West How to plan for a baby during Baby Step 2 Resources: Zander Insurance Minno Tuft and Needle...

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Knowing This About Yourself Will Make You Better With Money
In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn: Which of the 7 Money Tendencies are impacting the way you spend or save How to teach your kids about money in a healthy way with Ken Coleman The right time to refinance your house Resources: Minno Tuft & Needle...


3 Ways to Fight Money Fears
In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn: How to have grace when you or others mess up with money Practical ways to deal with your top money fears with Dr. John Delony My thoughts on paying for graduate school Resources: Minno Tuft and Needle...

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The Secret to Mastering Your Money with Chris Hogan
In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn: Which of the Four Money Classrooms you grew up in The Seven Money Tendencies that are affecting your bank account Financial expert Chris Hogan’s surprising money habits How to communicate about money in your relationships Resources: Know Yourself, Know Your Money Tuft and Needle Minno Take my new money quiz...

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Meet the Makers Behind My New Wallet
In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn: How to use journaling to accomplish your goals The purpose behind my new Rachel Cruze Wallet How Mel Murray started JOYN and is changing the lives of vulnerable people in India Resources: Rachel Cruze Wallet Just Between Friends Tuft and Needle...

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How to Find Happiness Right Where You Are (With Jamie Ivey)
Jamie Ivey is the dynamic host of The Happy Hour podcast, and I’m so thrilled to have her on mine! In this episode, we talk about:   How to be faithful and fulfilled in whatever season you’re in The lies comparison feeds us as women What to do with your money during major life-change   Stay connected with Jamie on Instagram: @jamieivey.   Sponsors: Tuft & Needle Zander Insurance   Sponsors pay the producer of this show, The Lampo Group, LLC, advertising fees for mentioning their services or products durin...

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How to Cope With Anxiety (With Rebekah Lyons)
Rebekah Lyons is an incredible author and speaker who helps people overcome anxiety. In this interview, we talk about: The physical symptoms of stress What my first panic attack was like The four steps to beat anxiety   You guys, clarity changes everything—so if you’re dealing with worry, stress or anxiety, I hope you find the rest you need in this video.   Stay connected with Rebekah Lyons  Just Between Friends Tuft & Needle   Sponsors pay the producer of this show, The Lampo Group, LLC, advertising fee...

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How to Save More and Spend Less—The Psychology of Money
Control starts with clarity. That's why you need to understand the psychology of money if you really want to save more and spend less. In this episode, I’m talking to psychologist and author Marcus Buckingham about how psychology, fear and our own brains impact our money decisions.   Resources:   Tuft & Needle: https://bit.ly/3cwWAy1 Zander Insurance Connect with Marcus Buckingham Get my new book, Know Yourself, Know Your Money   Sponsors pay the producer of this show, The Lampo Group, LLC, advertising fee...


Let’s Talk About Racism . . .
Ramsey Personality Anthony ONeal is a good friend of mine, and in this episode, we talk about racial tension in our country, white privilege and how white people can show our black friends we care.   Follow Anthony on Instagram: @anthonyoneal   Sponsors pay the producer of this show, The Lampo Group, LLC, advertising fees for mentioning their services or products during programming. Advertising fees are not based upon or otherwise tied to any product sale or business transacted between any consumer or spons...

Going Through a Tough Season? Here’s How to Make It Through!
In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn:   Four tips you need to get through a tough season from pro surfer Bethany Hamilton What to do with your money when you’re going through divorce How the pandemic is impacting spending habits in America, and how to make this your best financial year ever anyway   Resources: Get 25% off Bethany’s Be Present course Tuft & Needle Zander Insurance...

Going Through a Tough Season? Here’s How to Make It Through!
In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn:   Four tips you need to get through a tough season from pro surfer Bethany Hamilton What to do with your money when you’re going through divorce How the pandemic is impacting spending habits in America, and how to make this your best financial year ever anyway   Resources: Get 25% off Bethany’s Be Present course Tuft & Needle Zander Insurance...


Why Do You Handle Money the Way You Do?
Ever wonder why you make the same decisions over and over when it comes to money? If you want to better understand why you handle money the way you do, listen to this episode. You’ll learn: The eight core emotions and how they impact your money from counseling expert Dr. Chip Dodd An exciting announcement about one of my biggest aha! moments around money When and how to let go of the gazelle-intense mindset   Resources: Get a peek at my new book for free Dr. Chip Dodd Tuft & Needle Just Between Friends...

Stop Fighting About Money and Start Doing This . . .
Unfortunately, money is the number one issue married couples fight about.1 But if you truly want to create a life you love, you can’t sweep the money topic under the rug. So, in the latest episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn:   How to use conflict to improve your marriage The one marriage issue I won’t budge on A step-by-step plan on how to stop fighting about money How to make long-term money goals with your spouse   Sponsors pay the producer of this show, The Lampo Group, LLC, advertising fee...

Have Your Dream Wedding for $8,000 (Or Less!)
Your wedding day is one of the most expensive days of your life—but if you know me, you know I’m going to help you do it for less. Like, way less. In the latest episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn:   How to save 300% on your wedding reception My step-by-step guide to creating a wedding budget that actually works Four wedding lies everyone believes and how to keep them from ruining your marriage   Sponsors pay the producer of this show, The Lampo Group, LLC, advertising fees for mentioning their...


The Pandemic Was Your Wake-Up Call. Now Do This . . .
If the country has woken up to anything during the pandemic, it’s the importance of having an emergency fund. So, if you’re feeling the stress of a lack of savings, you’re not alone. The good news is, I’m here to help you get in a stronger financial position. And my dad, financial guru Dave Ramsey, is here to help too!   In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn:   What to do if you have a financial crisis on your hands How to rebuild your emergency fund from my dad, Dave Ramsey How one couple...

5 Ways to Live a Financially Healthy Life
Are you living the life you wish you were? Or do you feel like your finances are holding you back from creating a life you love? There’s only one person who can turn things around for you: you!   It's time to put on your grown-up pants, make healthy changes, and take control of your money. In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn:   Five ways to improve your financial health right now How to improve your emotional health with help from Ramsey Personality, Dr. John Delony How the pandemic has ...

How to Overcome Fear in Your Money and Your Marriage
You guys! It’s the first-ever live episode of The Rachel Cruze Show!   In this very special episode, you’ll learn:   How to overcome fear in your relationships with help from my guest, Patsy Clairmont Why I’m terrified of dolphins (yes, really) How one couple became debt-free while planning their wedding and even losing a job   Sponsors pay the producer of this show, The Lampo Group, LLC, advertising fees for mentioning their services or products during programming. Advertising fees are not based upon or ...


How to Raise Good Kids Without Breaking the Bank
Kids aren’t cheap, but they don’t have to make you broke either. So, let’s talk about how to save some serious money on your kids!     In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, we’ll talk about:   Four things new moms feel pressured to buy but don’t actually need Stories from real students who went to college debt-free  Why you don’t have to be busy to be the best mom    Sponsors pay the producer of this show, The Lampo Group, LLC, advertising fees for mentioning their services or products during programm...

Quarantine Life: What to Do About Kids, Celebrations and “Free” Money
Coronavirus has us all doing things a little differently. For me, one of those things has been podcasting from my house! So, here’s a BONUS episode of The Rachel Cruze Show—quarantine edition.   In this episode, you’ll learn:   How to still have fun celebrating big events during a quarantine Six free ways to entertain your kids at home right now The smartest thing to do with your stimulus check   Join my Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rachelcruze/ Get more free activities for kids: ht...

What the American Dream Is Costing You
Given the current state of our country, you might think the American dream is gone forever. I know so many people are just trying to get by and can't even focus on getting ahead. Even though I filmed this episode weeks before coronavirus hit, I think this message is more important now than ever.     In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, we’ll talk about:   How the American dream has changed over the years The hardest step to getting out of debt and how to overcome it Max Lucado’s simple secrets to a ha...


What to Do When Your Budget's Not Working
When you look at your budget, does it spark joy?   If you aren’t already living on a budget, the most important thing you can do for you and your family right now is to make one. Or if it’s been a while since you looked at your numbers, now is the time to adjust.   In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn:   Three ways to refresh your budget How Alex and Todd paid off $16K of debt in just nine months How to organize the messiest rooms in your house   Sponsors pay the producer of this show, T...

What to Do When Your Budget's Not Working
When you look at your budget, does it spark joy?   If you aren’t already living on a budget, the most important thing you can do for you and your family right now is to make one. Or if it’s been a while since you looked at your numbers, now is the time to adjust.   In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn:   Three ways to refresh your budget How Alex and Todd paid off $16K of debt in just nine months How to organize the messiest rooms in your house   Sponsors pay the producer of this show, T...

What To Do With Your Money During the Coronavirus | A Message of Hope
It’s crazy out there, and you’re probably wondering what to do about your money right now. So I'm here to give you five super practical, super clear things you can do with your money during this pandemic. Don’t panic. Get On a Budget. Focus On Your Four Walls. Cut out all unnecessary expenses. If you’ve lost income, stockpile cash. You CAN do this. Because guess what: Hope is greater than fear. And I’m all about hope. Now’s the perfect time to get the plan and tools you need for your money. These deals wi...


A Message of Hope Series: Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze, Ken Coleman
It’s scary out there, but hope is greater than fear. In times of crisis, facts are your friends. So get the facts and other common sense guidance on life and money from thought leaders Dave Ramsey, Ken Coleman, Rachel Cruze, Chris Hogan, Christy Wright, Anthony ONeal and John Delony. daveramsey.com/hope...

Money-Saving Tips for Busy Moms
Being a mom is the best job I have, but let’s be real—sometimes, it’s really hard. So, this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show is all about making your life a little easier.   Today, you’ll learn:   7 ways to save money on your morning routine Things no one tells you about being a mom How to give yourself grace as you navigate this crazy thing called “life balance”   Sponsors pay the producer of this show, The Lampo Group, LLC, advertising fees for mentioning their services or products during programming. A...

4 Steps That Will Secure Your Financial Future
This is the final episode in my series covering the Ramsey Baby Steps, and Dave Ramsey and Chris Hogan are back to help me out and make me laugh. Baby Steps 4–7 are the whole reason you make so many sacrifices in the first three steps. On this part of your money journey, you’re truly securing your financial future.   In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn:   The best way to fund your retirement 3 ways your kids can graduate college debt-free Why keeping your mortgage is a How to have the mo...


How to Bulletproof Your Emergency Fund
This is the third episode in my series covering the Ramsey Baby Steps, and I’m going to be real with you: Baby Step 3 is hard. As you save up three to six months of expenses for your emergency fund, there aren’t any quick wins or milestones. But it’s your last big sprint before you finally get to build wealth and give like no one else, so I’m here to keep you motivated!   In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn:   3 keys to having a bulletproof emergency fund How to find cold hard cash in yo...

How to Bulletproof Your Emergency Fund
This is the third episode in my series covering the Ramsey Baby Steps, and I’m going to be real with you: Baby Step 3 is hard. As you save up three to six months of expenses for your emergency fund, there aren’t any quick wins or milestones. But it’s your last big sprint before you finally get to build wealth and give like no one else, so I’m here to keep you motivated!   In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn:   3 keys to having a bulletproof emergency fund How to find cold hard cash in yo...

The Fastest Way to Pay Off All Your Debt
This is the second episode in a series covering the Ramsey Baby Steps, and my guest is the man who started it all—my dad, Dave Ramsey! He’s here to get you pumped up for Baby Step 2: Pay off your debt.   In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn:   The absolute best method for getting out of debt Whether or not it’s really harder to get out of debt now more than ever How one couple paid off $85,000 using the Ramsey Baby Steps   Sponsors pay the producer of this show, The Lampo Group, LLC, adv...


How to Save $1,000 Fast
We’re kicking off the new year with a special series covering the Ramsey Baby Steps. So let’s start at the beginning! Baby Step 1 will be your first step toward never worrying about money again: Save a $1,000 emergency fund.   In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn:   How to cover unexpected expenses when they pop up 26 super specific ways to save $1,000 How guacamole changed my mind about money   Sponsors pay the producer of this show, The Lampo Group, LLC, advertising fees for mentioning...

How to Make a Budget That Actually Works for You
A lot of people see a budget as something that limits your freedom—I know, because I used to be one of them. But once budgeting becomes part of your everyday life, it actually gives you permission to spend! A budget doesn’t limit your freedom—it gives you freedom.   In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn:   Three steps to make budgeting easier for you than it’s ever been How to get your spouse on board with budgeting with you How one couple learned to budget their inconsistent income, and h...

The Best (and Worst 😂 ) Show Moments of 2019
As 2019 comes to an end, I want to share some of my favorite moments from the show with you—and some of the funniest ones you haven’t even seen yet!   In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn:   What REALLY goes on behind the scenes of The Rachel Cruze Show in my year-end blooper reel The biggest savings hacks you probably don’t know about All the secrets of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette from former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe How one couple managed to have the most fun ever with their ...


My Favorite Things of 2019
It’s that time of year when I like to look back on all the things—both big and small—that make me happy and grateful. And I’m so excited to tell you about them! In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn: 10 things that made my life so much better in 2019 How paying with cash and budgeting saved one couple hundreds of dollars a month Favorite things from my Facebook Community that will save you money Sponsors pay the producer of this show, The Lampo Group, LLC, advertising fees for mentioning ...

Money Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Relationships
Money touches every area of our lives, and even if we don’t realize it, it affects our relationships too. That’s why I want to spend some time helping you navigate the way money can play out in your friendships, family and marriage. In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn: Three times the show Friends taught us about how not to handle money within relationships. Expert advice from Dr. Henry Cloud on how to protect your time and money during the holiday season when your family feels entitled ...

Don't Let Christmas Sleigh Your Budget
It’s November—which means Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner! Does that make you excited . . . or just overwhelmed? If you feel like the holidays are another reminder that you don’t have the time or money to make your holiday table perfect, make your Christmas tree Instagram-worthy, or even shop for presents, I created this episode just for you. In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn: Incredible insights from Emily Ley on how to make the most of your holidays with less. ...


How to Afford Your Adoption
Have you ever dreamed about the possibility of adopting, but then thought, Well, I couldn’t afford that? I think adoption is awesome, but I know it can be super expensive. It’s a deeply personal conviction, and money shouldn’t be the obstacle that’s holding you back. If adoption is something you’re considering, I want to help you do it debt-free. In this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn: Author and speaker Lisa Harper’s emotional journey walking through the international adoption process as a...

Are These 4 Insecurities Destroying Your Budget?
So, in this episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn: The insecurity that 90% of women feel ashamed of and which industry is profiting the most from it How to keep insecurities from ruining your marriage How one woman’s spending habits led her into $40K in debt—and what gave her a wake-up call Sponsors pay the producer of this show, The Lampo Group, LLC, advertising fees for mentioning their services or products during programming. Advertising fees are not based upon or otherwise tied to any product...

Student Loan Crisis! Is There Hope?
Student loan debt is costing Americans trillions of dollars and now surpasses every other type of consumer debt.1 People rarely talk about student loans anymore without attaching the word crisis to it. If you’re in the depths of your own student loan crisis, I want to show you how to get out of debt fast! In the latest episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn: Four simple ways to pay off your student loan debt faster The reality about student loan forgiveness that politicians won’t tell you How to go...


Student Loan Crisis! Is There Hope?
Student loan debt is costing Americans trillions of dollars and now surpasses every other type of consumer debt.1 People rarely talk about student loans anymore without attaching the word crisis to it. If you’re in the depths of your own student loan crisis, I want to show you how to get out of debt fast! In the latest episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn: Four simple ways to pay off your student loan debt faster The reality about student loan forgiveness that politicians won’t tell you How to go...

Is Your Car Busting Your Budget?
Wondering why you can’t get ahead? Look in your driveway! Over the past decade, car debt has gone up 60%, and the average car payment is now $554!  I don’t want car loans to steal from your future! In the latest episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn: Why financing a car is the worst financial decision you can make How to pay off your current car and pay cash for your next one How to save real money on car repairs—a mechanic shares his secrets Resources (everything mentioned in this episode): Zand...

Are You Wasting Money on These Popular Trends?
We love keeping up with the latest clothes, shows and gadgets. But what is our obsession with trends really costing us? In the latest episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, we’re taking on trends. You’ll learn:  Trends you’re probably wasting money on without even thinking about it The biggest money-wasting trend (in my opinion) that gets me riled up over and over again The real cost of being on reality TV, plus show secrets from former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe Resources (everything mentioned in this epis...


How to Pay Off All Your Credit Card Debt FAST
What would your life look like if you didn’t have any credit card payments? If you had a pile of money saved up in the bank? If you owned your stuff instead of it owning you? You guys—that life is possible! So, in the latest episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, I’m going to show you how to live debt free. You’ll learn: The number one proven method for getting out of debt How one couple dug their way out of almost $40,000 in credit card debt 10 ways to stay super motivated while getting out of debt RESOURCES ...

The Ugly Truth About Credit Cards
Millions of Americans are being duped by credit card companies every day. And, you guys, I’ve had it! So, in the latest episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, I’m going to expose credit cards for what they really are. You’ll learn: Lies you’ve probably heard about credit cards The truth no one is telling you about credit card points How to buy a house without a credit score Resources: Zander Insurance Financial Peace University What Affects Your Credit Score Article Show Notes Page...

3 Things Society Doesn’t Want You to Know About Money
In our culture today, you might hear people say things like:  “It’s impossible to graduate from college without taking out student loans.”  “You can’t buy a car or have nice things without debt.”  “The only way to become a millionaire is to be born into a rich family.” But believe it or not, our culture doesn’t always tell the truth. Shocking, I know. So, in the latest episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, I’m going to set the record straight. You’ll learn: Three truths society doesn’t tell you about money How...


Don’t Let Your Parents’ Money Mistakes Stress You Out
Your parents’ money choices will affect you in one way or another, but talking to them about it can be hard. Maybe the very thought of having that conversation intimidates you, or maybe you’ve tried before and it didn’t go well. So in the latest episode of The Rachel Cruze Show, you’ll learn: Four key questions to ask your parents right now about their finances A step-by-step plan for getting your parents and your whole family on the same page when it comes to money How to deepen your relationship with agi...

Stop Letting Food Eat Up Your Budget
Food is one of the biggest budget-busters out there, so this is a category where we can all cut back! If you can save just a couple hundred dollars a month in your food budget, you’ll be amazed at how much faster you can get out of debt and build up that emergency fund. So in this episode, you’ll learn: How to adjust your food budget based on the season of life you’re in How much the average family spends on groceries and where you land on the spectrum Easy meal plans that feed a family for under $125 per ...

Started from the Bottom Now They’re Here
Getting to a place of financial freedom  is hard. That’s why it’s so important to remember what you’re working toward—and that success isn’t just for yourself. In this episode, you’ll hear some of the most inspiring and motivating stories we’ve ever had on the show. You’ll learn:  The decision my dad made that completely changed my life The keys to overcoming adversity and staying motivated from podcast host Lewis Howes The one thing successful people do to stay happy How small-business owner Judy Zimmerma...


How Any Personality Type Can Win With Money
Do you ever wonder why you keep making the same mistakes with money? I want to shed some light on your personality type so you can make real progress! In this episode, you’ll learn: Whether you’re a Spender or a Saver and whether you’re a Nerd or a Free Spirit—and how to avoid pitfalls for each type All about my favorite personality typing system, the Enneagram, from Enneagram expert and author Ian Cron How to gain self-awareness and use your personality type to win with money Resources: Are you a Nerd or...

Ways to Change Your Life and Money Right Now!
If you want to change your life, you need to prepare your heart for this: Change isn’t easy. But you know what else? It’s worth it. In this episode, you’ll learn: Why most people struggle to make lasting change, and what you can do to be different. How a family of six hit rock bottom before paying off $77,460 in 36 months—and what changes they made to make it happen. Practical steps you can take to overcome fear and find a career you love. Resources (everything mentioned in this episode): The Proximity Pr...

Real Talk With My Mom, Sharon Ramsey
My mom, Sharon, is the keeper of all the Ramsey family stories. She was there when she and my dad, Dave Ramsey, declared bankruptcy. She was the one who had to stretch their very tight, getting-out-of-debt grocery budget to feed and diaper us three kids. At times, she even felt guilty for staying at home with us instead of working outside the home to bring in money. She also spills the tea about our family camping trips and the moment she knew I was just a bit different than my siblings! I can’t wait for yo...


Tips for Saving Money on Everyday Items
Is saving money on everyday items a struggle? You work too hard for the money you have for one trip to the store to eat it all up! So in this episode, I’m going to help you shop smarter. You’ll learn: The shopping hack almost no one knows about Budget-friendly meals with healthy ingredients (that taste amazing too!) My money-saving tips to budgeting, spending and shopping for clothes Resources (everything mentioned in this episode):    The Contentment Journal      Get Jenna's Recipes...

Christine Caine Drops Wisdom for Creating a Life You Love
Christine Caine is one of my favorite people ever, and she was gracious enough to let me in on all her wisdom and record it to share with you! Our conversation was so rich. In this episode, you’ll learn: why you shouldn’t feel guilty for delegating and asking for help how to stop the comparisons and see your life’s meaning, significance and worth the incredible and radical ways Christine’s ministry is literally saving women around the world...

How to Go to Disney Without Debt
Disney World is one of my favorite places on earth, but it can cost a small fortune. Good news is, it doesn’t have to! In this episode, you’ll learn: How to know if you, your family and your bank account are actually ready to go to Disney. Twenty-one ways to save time and money at Disney—I’m talking thousands of dollars and hours of time saved! The best-kept Disney dining secrets from our Disney food expert, Rachel Bshero.  Resources (everything mentioned in this episode): Zander Insurance        The Con...


How to Teach Your Kids About Money
If you don’t set the foundation for what your kids learn about money, they’ll pick it up somewhere else. So in this episode, you’ll find out: How to teach your kids about money the way I learned from my dad, Dave Ramsey The best ways to break down the walls between you and your teen to make a real connection (Guest: teen and millennial expert Anthony ONeal) How a family of four paid off $303,000 in debt and got their kids involved in their debt-free journey Resources: Start reading The Contentment Journal...

How to Live Rich No Matter How Much Money You Have
What does being rich really look like? It’s more attainable than you may think! Research shows there are three things wealthy people have in common, and in this episode I’ll reveal what they are so you can live rich, too.  You’ll learn how to: Build wealth in America today Practice a daily habit that’s my secret to a rich life Enrich not just your bank account but your marriage as well (Guest: Dr. Les Parrott, co-creator of eHarmony) Live and give like no one else Find contentment and happiness in every se...

4 Keys to Having Great Relationships
Today’s episode is a conversation Dr. Henry Cloud and I had backstage at The Smart Conference, where he taught me the four keys to having healthy relationships. This is something I hear again and again that people want in their lives! Maybe for you that means to put up some boundaries so that others stop taking advantage of you. Maybe you need to let go of perfectionism. Whatever your situation looks like, this episode will give you the truth we all need. Resources (everything mentioned in this episode): Ge...

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Travel Tips That Will Save You Money
The one thing that’s always true about traveling is that it costs money. Whether you love it (like I do!) or hate it, it seems like there’s always one reason or another to spend money going somewhere! Maybe you’re planning a honeymoon or a beach vacation. Maybe you’re getting out of debt and can’t spend much but have to travel to a family reunion or an out-of-town wedding. In this episode, we’re going to talk about how you can travel cheaper.  You’ll learn how to: take a vacation without going into debt tr...

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How to Love Your Home (And Afford It, Too)
Buying a house is the biggest financial investment most people will ever make, but your home is a big deal for other reasons too. It’s the place where you lay your head down to sleep at night, where you prepare your meals, and where you raise your kids. It’s where your life happens! So, I don’t want this to be something stressful in your life. I want it to be a place of joy.  In this episode, you’ll learn how to: make the most of the space and furniture you have decide when the time is right to buy a new h...

My 4 Guiding Principles for Parenting
This episode is a little different! I actually recorded it sitting on the floor in my closet, sharing my thoughts on life balance and the struggles we face as parents. We’ll talk through why you don’t need to do everything, how to be the best version of yourself for your kids and how to give yourself grace when you mess up....


How to Give Yourself a Raise This Year
Do you wish you had more money? Wouldn’t that make it a little easier to reach your financial goals in 2019? You’ve come to the right place, because this episode is all about how to give yourself a raise this year!   In this episode, you’ll learn how to: Avoid the most common tax mistake that’s probably costing you money right now Have more money today without even getting a raise Find contentment in all areas of life using one simple method from my guest, Annie F. Downs   Resources (everything mentioned ...

Lies People Believe About Getting Out of Debt
I’m going to let you in on a secret: You can actually enjoy your life while you’re getting out of debt! Getting out of debt may be uncomfortable. It’s pretty countercultural. And it definitely requires discipline. But believe it or not, millions of people have gotten out of debt and didn’t hate their lives in the process. This episode is all about super practical ways to love your life while getting out of debt! Here are some of the lies you might hear about getting out of debt: “You can’t find a nice, affo...

How Minimalist Living Can Help You Pay Off Debt
Stephanie and Taylor Shivers were pretty much drowning in debt. Between student loans, medical bills and living expenses, they owed $142,000—which would take them 25 to 30 years to pay off. The happiest of moments in their lives were paired with an undercurrent of fear, anxiety and hopelessness related to debt. You can imagine, right? So, Stephanie and Taylor took a big step of faith: They sold their house. Talk about radical! In this episode, you’ll hear how debt affected their marriage on a practical and ...