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M&M 50: ROI and Focusing Your Efforts with Rosemarie Groner

Ever wonder if you aren’t getting the return on investment that you hoped for with your blog? Today we speak with Rosemarie Groner from The Busy Budgeter about: • Do a lot better work on the things you should be doing • Spend less time on things that don’t produce results • How to make money on your “cold subscribers” For more information, visit the show notes at


M&M 48: How to be a Great Podcast Guest, with Jessica Rhodes and Sarah Li Cain

Whether you have a podcast or want to be a guest on podcasts, you need to understand the psychology of a podcast listener and what it takes to be a great guest. What do towels, closets, and $70 have in common? Answer: Great sound quality. But great audio is only a small part of it. Listen to the advice of Jessica Rhodes from and Sarah Li Cain from for more. FinCon 2018 is in Orlando from September 26-29. Reserve your hotel NOW and find out...


M&M 46: Explode into a Successful Blogger by Focusing on Your Mission

Grant Sabatier credits his success to focusing all his content through the lens of his mission: Financial independence for all. He looks at his website as a platform, not a blog, and will only working with companies that align with his mission. gets more than 300,000 visits on a monthly basis. He says what makes a blog post great is by sharing stories of where the blogger failed, made a mistake or what makes them scared. More notes from this interview with Grant...


M&M 45: Writing a book to support your mission, with Roger Whitney

Are you on a mission with your blog, podcast, or YouTube channel? Roger Whitney started a podcast years ago but found his message and niche along the way. A couple years ago he came up with the idea to have a book that served his audience, but he had never written a book before. Originally titled, “Screw Retirement”, Roger realized his audience would be more receptive to “Rock Retirement: A Simple Gide to Help You Take Control and Be More Optimistic About the Future”. Listen to Roger...


M&M 44: Driving Blog Traffic and Growing Community with Pinterest, Instagram, and Messenger Bots

Using Pinterest to grow your blog readers, Instagram Tips to grow community, Facebook ads to drive blog traffic and Facebook Messenger Bots. PT interviews four social media mavens. Please welcome Kate Ahl, Katie Horner, Monica Louie and Kim Garst to the show. For more information, visit the show notes at


M&M 43: From Youtube to Video Series on PBS Digital with Philip and Julia Olson of Art of Finance

Philip and Julia Olson made personal finance skits on YouTube before being discovered by PBS Digital. They share how to create great work and how they've navigated a deal with PBS Digital. • How they first started using YouTube to indirectly bring business to Philip’s CFP practice • How acting classes can help other CFPs create videos and get in front of potential clients • How boosting videos from your Facebook Page can get you more views • The Facebook strategy wasn’t meant to get...


M&M 42: Podcast Seasons and Re-purposing to YouTube with Roberto Blake and Mark Asquith

One last set of interviews with podcasters from Podfest, but this time we focus on re-purposing your content with YouTube and when is it okay to change format? Roberto Blake talks about: Then Mark Asquith talks about taking a break and re-formatting your show. For more information, visit the show notes at


M&M 41: Creating, Promoting, and Profiting from an Evolving/Experienced Podcast - Interviews with Elle Martinez and Joe Saul Sehy at Podfest

What will your podcast look like after 3-5 years? Elle Martinez from Couple Money shares how she is now monetizing more than her podcast. She's monetizing her brand with a book, video and courses. Joe Saul-Sehy talks about the one thing he WISHED he would have started sooner for Stacking Benjamins and what happened when he put some money behind Facebook ads. Rachel Cruze will be our opening Keynote speaker at FinCon18, and Talaat and Tai McNeely will share their Big Ideas on the big...


M&M 40: Creating, Promoting, and Profiting from a NEW podcast with Tyler Philbrook, Alex Mason and Lindsey Lawless

How can your podcast make money? There are quite a few ways, but these newbie podcasters share their ideas with Philip Taylor after attending PodFest - a conference for podcasters who want to grow their brand and audience and maximize their income. You’ll hear from Tyler Philbrook, Alex Mason and Lindsey Lawless about how they came up with the concept for their shows, interviews vs monologue episodes, how they will promote and get feedback from their audience, and of course how they plan...


M&M 39: How Jason Steele demands more than market value - and you can too!

Jason Steele has made a living - a GOOD living - as a freelance writer. Jason sits down with Philip Taylor in this exclusive interview at Affiliate Summit where he shares: For more information, or to see the ticket options for this year's FinCon Expo, visit


M&M 38: From Blogspot to Juggernaut - How Kyle Taylor Built

It took Kyle a number of months to earn his first $100 in AdSense revenue. Now he runs one of the most popular finance blogs on the web, How did he do it? Kyle says he began to connect with other like-minded bloggers. Sponsored posts brought in $500-$600 a month. As things really started to pick up, he connected with Alexis Grant at to bring on other writers who shared the interesting things they were doing to make or save money. The greatest challenge...


M&M 37: A Guide To All Things FinCon 2017

Just like Disneyland, there is NO WAY you can do EVERYTHING while at FinCon. How do you get the most out of the conference and Expo? Nick True, FinCon Team member, joins Joe Saul-Sehy from Stacking Benjamins to take a virtual walk through the entire conference from wheels down to hotel check-out. We share what to wear, transportation ideas, and all the evening events you won’t want to miss. For more information: Schedule: Travel suggestions:...


M&M 36: Award Nominees Revealed and Live Podcasting at FinCon

Nominees for this year’s Plutus Awards have been revealed - and we have Miranda Marquit and Harlan Landes here to share some of the biggest categories with you. Scott Alan Turner will be hosting the awards, even though his idea of a Rock Opera style show couldn’t get past the permits. But even without the pyrotechnics, the show will explode with energy as Bethany Bayless helps present this year. But first, we talk with Steve Stewart about how you can record your podcast LIVE at...


M&M 35: Putting yourself out there and working with brands with Nicole Walters

Nicole Walters started with a beauty blog while working at a large company. What she was doing attracted attention from brands. Coming from the corporate world, she pitched partnerships and speaking engagements. Then, she quit her job in front of 10,000 Periscope viewers. Nicole is our closing Keynote Speaker at FinCon17. For more information about all our speakers, go to


M&M 34: An Easy Way To Meet Your Audience

Joe Saul-Sehy breaks into the FinCon Headquarters for a peek at some of the surprises coming up at this year’s FinCon Expo in Dallas, October 25-28, 2017. While there are some big things we can’t share with you yet, there is one thing you’ll want to know about - and can make some money from… Your Money Live This year PT is giving anyone the chance to meet their favorite money and media celebrities, bloggers, YouTubers and podcasters for one afternoon: Friday October 27th. What does...


M&M 33: Taking Financial Planning to the Next Level; PT Live from the XYPN Expo

PT checks in with our friends at XYPN LIVE conference 2017. Farnoosh, Eric Roberge, Kali Hawlk, Brian Bain and Kate Dore talk about their practice and what they gain from attending conferences. You will likely see them speaking at FinCon17. For more information on speakers and the FinCon schedule, go to Watch Alan Moore's Ignite presentation For information about next year's XYPN Live in St. Louis, go to Thanks...


M&M 32: First Timer's Guide To Conferences with Bobbi Rebell

Bobbi Rebell attended FinCon for the first time as she was publishing her book, “How to be a Financial Grownup: Proven Advice from High Achievers on How to Live Your Dreams”. Bobbi didn’t go to FinCon to pitch her book but to make personal connections with others in the money & media genre. For more information, visit