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 Art of Winning – PB92

The Art of Winning – PB92

It’s 6-months into the year. Do you know where your finances are? Well, we declared our positive affirmations and #FinGoals for 2018 on PB80: It’s Never Too Late to Get Started. For your benefit and ours, we’re going back to the future with a much needed...
Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin

Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin

We’re reading 15 of the best Personal Finance books so you don’t have to. Join our weekly newsletter for more free career advice, tips for debt free planning, interesting articles and news and to receive our 15 Minute Money Plan. Summary: An honest book that forces...
I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi

I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi

We’re reading 15 of the best Personal Finance books so you don’t have to. You can also join our weekly newsletter for free career advice, debt free and money management tips or check out our personal finance tools page powered by NerdWallet. Summary: A light-hearted...
Learn Your F.I.R.E. Number with This Free 15 Minute Tool

Learn Your F.I.R.E. Number with This Free 15 Minute Tool

Paychecks & Balances is a fun and informative podcast covering work and money for rising professionals with hosts Rich @IamRichJones and Marcus @THEMarcusGarret. Read more about us here or visit Ask P&B to submit your questions! – Rich & Marcus This...
The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach

The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach

We’re reading 15 of the best Personal Finance books so you don’t have to. You can also join our weekly newsletter for free career advice, debt free and money management tips or check out our personal finance tools page powered by NerdWallet. You can learn...
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,...
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

We have a “10 pages a day” challenge you can learn more about here: If You Have 10 Minutes, You Can Read a Book a Month. There you will find the full list of all the personal finance and professional development books we recommend. You can also join our weekly...
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley

We have a “10 pages a day” challenge you can learn more about here: If You Have 10 Minutes, You Can Read a Book a Month. There you will find the full list of all the personal finance and professional development books we recommend. You can also join our weekly...
Review: Dollars and Sense by Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler

Review: Dollars and Sense by Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler

We have a “10 pages a day” challenge you can read more about here: If You Have 10 Minutes, You Can Read a Book a Month. There you will also find the full list of all the personal finance and professional development books we’re reading or join our newsletter for our...
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...
PB64: Taking the Stage & Telling Your Story

PB64: Taking the Stage & Telling Your Story

Thank God for granting us this moment of clarity, this moment of honesty, but today the world will feel our truth! We took a little time off for #selfcare and personal perspective but we’re back with more greatness with a LIVE recording from Podcast Movement...
PB53: Broke Millennial ft. Erin Lowry

PB53: Broke Millennial ft. Erin Lowry

Ready to get your financial life together (#GYFLT)? Erin Lowry, creator of BrokeMillennial.com and author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together is here to help! Broke Millennial, the book, is a step-by-step guide on how to go from...
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,...
PB48: Renting vs. Buying with Kirk Chisholm

PB48: Renting vs. Buying with Kirk Chisholm

The rent is too damn high! But, what happens when the mortgage is too high, also? Among many other quarter-to-midlife items on the must have crisis checklist, the “you need to buy a home” struggle is real. Whether we like it or not, many of us still see...
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...
PB39: Adaptable Adulting ft. Donovan Frost

PB39: Adaptable Adulting ft. Donovan Frost

We thought we’d give you a break from the old country for old men podcast with a guest feature with Donovan Frost, whom we had the pleasure of meeting at FinCon16. Donovan is a 25 year old Millennial and the one-man voice behind TheAdaptableAdult.com. Marcus...

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...
3 Tricks to Make Budgeting Suck Less

3 Tricks to Make Budgeting Suck Less

It’s been a while since I said this so I’ll repeat myself: Sticking to a budget sucks. There, I said it. I have a budget. I even spent a lot of time developing my budget like the helicopter parent of a small child, or “fur baby” if you’re a...
PB33: Millennial Work & Money ft. LaTisha Styles

PB33: Millennial Work & Money ft. LaTisha Styles

We’re joined by Latisha Styles of LatishaStyles.com and YoungFinances.com. Latisha specializes in helping Millennial entrepreneurs focus their goals so they can maximize their returns. Latisha doesn’t just talk-the-talk, she walks the walk by relying on...
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...
PB31: Save Where You Can ft. Donna Freedman

PB31: Save Where You Can ft. Donna Freedman

Donna Freedman’s motto: “I save where I can so I can spend where I want.” This week she teaches us how she does it. Donna is the author of Your Playbook For Tough Times: Living Large On Small Change, For The Short Term Or The Long Haul and she has over 20 years...
PB29: My Fab Finance ft. Tonya Rapley

PB29: My Fab Finance ft. Tonya Rapley

We’re back at it with a new episode! This week we’re joined by Tonya Rapley. Tonya runs My Fab Finance, a website dedicated to helping readers and listeners like you break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck so that you can live free and do more of...
PB27: Debthood ft. Aja McClanahan

PB27: Debthood ft. Aja McClanahan

This week we have another great guest on the show, Aja McClanahan! Good times and good information ensue as Aja discusses her Post-Traumatic Debt Disorder and how it was a family affair to pay off over $120,000 in debt! Aja shares how Dave Ramsey’s Total Money...
PB26: Behind the Brilliance ft. @LisaNicoleBell

PB26: Behind the Brilliance ft. @LisaNicoleBell

  On PB26, we chop it up with Lisa Nicole Bell, host of the Behind the Brilliance podcast and founder of the Inspired Life Media Group. We discuss entrepreneurship (she keeps it candid about being an entrepreneur), values, goals, time management and more. You better...
PB24: Spent ft. Lindsay Goldwert

PB24: Spent ft. Lindsay Goldwert

  P&B Nation! We don’t think we’ve said that before, but we’ll go with it. On this episode, we’re joined by Lindsay Goldwert, host of the Spent podcast. We caught up with her at #FinCon16 and had a great conversation about money and...
PB23: Mo Money, Mo Work

PB23: Mo Money, Mo Work

Marcus has an epiphany: “You can spend less money than you make or make more money than you spend.” What does that even mean?!!? Well, in the game of Paychecks & Balances you can work harder or you can work smarter. In this week’s Money Minute...
PB22: Debt Free Or Die Trying

PB22: Debt Free Or Die Trying

It’s hard to believe it. Marcus’ book — yes, the one he has been talking about for over 3 years — is finally available in stores in paperback and as an eBook. Visit paychecksandbalances.com/DebtFree to buy the book and learn more helpful tips...
QA11: I Want to Fix My Debt by My Birthday

QA11: I Want to Fix My Debt by My Birthday

We received two great debt-related questions this week. A listener recommends the “snowball” treatment, and another listener ask please help “fix my debt.” We’re always happy to answer the questions, you ask and we research! Excuse the...
PB20: Lifestyle Inflation + Millennials Winning!

PB20: Lifestyle Inflation + Millennials Winning!

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED! WIM was finally released from protective custody this week, and in a double secret probation reveal, he is un-trapped from the closet as he discusses his upcoming book and his government name, and that’s just the first five...
PB18: Cash Only

PB18: Cash Only

CASH ONLY! Are you living a cash only lifestyle? With help from MoneyQandA.com we discuss the pros and cons of leaving credit behind for the almighty dollar, dollar bill, yall. It’s not easy, but it can be done. But, is the cash only life for you? We talk about...
PB14: Money in Relationships

PB14: Money in Relationships

This week we’re reminded about priorities: life vs. work. Adulting comes at you fast. Are Millennials destined to choose between work and life? Is the “work/life balance” a figment of our generation’s imagination? We try to figure it all out on...
PB1: The Paycheck Plateau

PB1: The Paycheck Plateau

http://traffic.libsyn.com/paychecksandbalances/PB1.mp3 Welcome to the first episode of Paychecks & Balances. We know time is money, so we didn’t waste any time tackling our first show topic: “Paycheck Plateaus.” What’s a Paycheck Plateau?...