We’re kicking off the week by answering listener questions! And if you have a question that you’d like for us to answer on the show, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ , send us your voice memo!

  1. How should we budget for a bi-weekly paycheck?
  2. Should I give unsolicited investing advice to my brother-in-law?
  3. Since I’m building up my net worth, should I increase my liability car insurance limits?
  4. Are I Bonds a good idea? (pronounced ‘eye’ bonds!)
  5. 15 or 30 year mortgages: which should I refinance to? And what are your thoughts on flipping houses?
  • Whether you’re putting together a monthly or bi-weekly budget, we’re fans of using something as simple as writing it out on paper or in Excel- honestly whatever works for you! But check out Mint or Personal Capital if you’re looking for something more automated and sophisticated that also tracks your net worth.
  • Breaking out of the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck is vital when it comes to getting a hold of your personal finances. And oftentimes that means cutting back- here are 7 ways to start saving more money this week.
  • Inflation will wreck your finances if you’re not investing your money. Consider opening a Roth IRA with Vanguard, Fidelity, or M1 Finance.
  • Having your car insurance limits low in order to save money- frugal or cheap?!
  • We’re big fans of Series I Bonds for medium term savings goals.
  • Extra cash – And regardless of where you are on the path to financial independence, we believe in the responsible use of credit cards. It’s smart to utilize the additional benefits that credit cards offer- for instance the 60,000 points that come with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards! This is no joke- I’ve already done this myself which we discussed on a recent episode after I met the initial spending requirements of $4,000 over 3 months!

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