What We Wish We Knew About Money in Our 20s – PB95

On the show, today Rich and Marcus discuss millennial money advice learned from the 15 personal finance books Marcus set out to read in 2018. So far Marcus has read 10 of them. The guys share the lessons learned from these books and give you recommendations on which...

Spend Responsibly on Needs and Budget for Wants – PB94

Marcus kicks off the show recapping a recent trip he took to NYC, for a Yahoo Finance interview. On his way to the hotel, he get’s convinced to hop in a sketchy Uber-like service and is hit with a huge bill at the end of his ride. If you have a similar tale of Uber in...
The Three Levels to Financial Freedom – PB90

The Three Levels to Financial Freedom – PB90

There’s levels to adulting and someone lost the instruction book, but we got you! This week Rich and I talk about the steps we followed in pursuit of financial independence. You’ll hear how even simple changes in your day-to-day routine can lead to huge...
Investing Made Easy ft. Tela Holcomb – PB88

Investing Made Easy ft. Tela Holcomb – PB88

In our final week of Financial Literacy Month, Tela Holcomb joins us to discuss the stock market in plain English (Yes, we asked her about Bitcoin!). Tela is a stocks and options trader, mom, and wife who is focused on spending the most of her time living the life she...
PB86: Banish the Balance ft. Tonya Rapley

PB86: Banish the Balance ft. Tonya Rapley

Continuing our guest interviews for National Financial Literacy Month April 2018, we welcome back Tonya Rapley (ICYMI – PB29: My Fab Finance ft. Tonya Rapley). Since the last time she was on our show, Mrs. Rapley has secured several bags. For the newly...
PB84: Automate Your Way to Saving 1x Your Income

PB84: Automate Your Way to Saving 1x Your Income

On this week’s P&B Money Minute we discuss how to save 1x your income by age 30 and 3x by age 40 using a few automated tools we recommend. Marcus reveals why he finally logged back into his retirement accounts after a 12-month hiatus and the three step...
PB80: It’s Never Too Late to Get Started

PB80: It’s Never Too Late to Get Started

A goal without a plan will remain a dream without a reality. On this week’s show, we talk about the importance of clearly defining your goals and the small differences that define why some people succeed while others procrastinate. Using a variety of practices,...
PB76: 5 Tips to Get Your Work & Money Up in 2018

PB76: 5 Tips to Get Your Work & Money Up in 2018

This Week in Work segment returns! This is the segment of PB where we help you crack the professional code and discuss stories and topics relevant to the workplace. This week we’re talking about five things you can do in 2018 to get both your work and money up. We...
PB71: Financial Residency ft. Ryan Inman

PB71: Financial Residency ft. Ryan Inman

This week we’re joined by Ryan Inman of Physicianwealthservices.com and the Financial Residency podcast. Ryan got even more passionate about the field of personal finance when his wife was in residency and she began to pass along information that she received...
PB70: Make Money Moves

PB70: Make Money Moves

Staying employed at the same company for over two years, on average, can make you earn 50% less over the life of your career according to a recent Forbes analysis. On this week’s show, Rich and I discuss the pros and cons of maximizing your money moves and...
PB68: Don’t Cost Yourself $600K!

PB68: Don’t Cost Yourself $600K!

  There are two truths we all hold self-evident in our careers: 1) it’s always Happy Hour somewhere or 2) performance review season. With these facts of career life in mind, the best time to start your self-evaluation was yesterday and the next best time is...
PB62: Financial Tidbits ft. Donna Freedman

PB62: Financial Tidbits ft. Donna Freedman

You may remember Donna from our previous episode PB31: Save Where You Can ft. Donna Freedman. Donna’s back with a new book, Your Playbook For Tough Times Vol. 2, some great personal finance advice and much more! For those of you who are new here, Donna has been...
PB59: Kids Cost What?!

PB59: Kids Cost What?!

The Money Minute A @PayBalances follower asks, “how would you change your budget if you had children?” We found that as of 2017, it costs up to $233,610 to raise a child from ages 0 to 17! We discuss how we would proactively adjust our personal finances...
PB56: The Truth About Credit ft. Liz Weston

PB56: The Truth About Credit ft. Liz Weston

This week we’re joined by Liz Weston to discuss the truth about credit. Liz is a Columnist and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) whose goal is to help us get smarter about money. She’s the author of five books including the best-selling “Your Credit Score:...
PB54: A Thousand Debits + Getting Promoted

PB54: A Thousand Debits + Getting Promoted

While some folks are of the opinion that Millennial’s affinity for avocados is the only thing keeping us from owning homes, we here at Paychecks & Balances offer opinions you can actually use. Opinions based on math and common sense when common sense is as...
PB51: $500K Revisited ft. Financial Samurai

PB51: $500K Revisited ft. Financial Samurai

  Time to re-up and recycle the flow. What does that even mean? Well, this week we re-visit our fastest downloaded podcast ever, PB47: Barely Making It on $500K! As an added bonus, we feature half-man, half-legend and guest, the Financial Samurai himself! Financial...
I Can’t Get Down With Ditching Digit

I Can’t Get Down With Ditching Digit

  Last week, Digit announced that it’d be implementing a $2.99 monthly fee for current and new users after 100 days…and the financial internet went nucking futs. In case you’re unfamiliar with Digit, it’s a formerly free service that hooks to your bank account,...
PB47: Barely Making It on $500K?!

PB47: Barely Making It on $500K?!

  Is it possible to live paycheck-to-paycheck on $500,000? This 30-year old couple thinks so. Join us this week as we review the budget read around the world and try to figure out how a couple making $500,000 before taxes can only have $7,300 in annual take-home...

PB45: The Anniversary Episode

Do you know what today is? It’s our anniversary, made for you and me! That’s right PB fans, this week we celebrate our first 12-months at Paychecks and Balances. Of course, we have to start by saying THANK YOU to the fans and listeners for the love and...
PB43: How Much Will It Take?

PB43: How Much Will It Take?

“Days go slow. Years go fast.” – Marcus realizes in this week’s Money Minute and This Week in Work hybrid. Rich and Marcus realize that “life comes at you fast” is more than a catchy insurance commercial quote. On this episode, we...

PB38: Just the Tip

Rich and Marcus return this week with a Money Minute tip and This Week in Work. This is a classic Paychecks and Balances episode. Help us, help you make your money great again! On this show we discuss: Budgeting Sucks: Here’s how “just the tip” or...

PB37: His & Her Money ft. Tai & Talaat McNeely

  We welcome in 2017 with the awesome couple behind HisAndHerMoney.com, Tai and Talaat McNeely. His and Her Money is a journey of how two high school sweethearts fell in love, got married, but were total opposites when it came to handling their finances. Between being...
PB34: Become a Money Boss ft. J.D. Roth

PB34: Become a Money Boss ft. J.D. Roth

This week we’re humbled and happy to be joined by J.D. Roth, formerly of Get Rich Slowly, and now the mastermind behind MoneyBoss! JD is a true renaissance man — a description I didn’t quite make up but I feel doesn’t get used enough so here we...
Why You Should Look Into Your Company’s FSA

Why You Should Look Into Your Company’s FSA

Did you know you could be losing money every paycheck by not taking advantage of a healthcare benefit? That’s what happens when many of us choose not to opt into our company’s FSA — more affectionately known in the streets as a Flexible Spending...