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M&M 58: How to build your business and brand with your spouse

Talaat wanted to start a business or service along with his wife to help others. Tai was already doing a blog with her twin sister, so it was an easy transition to move to doing something together online as husband and wife. They had already started 6 ventures together before creating His & Her Money. Even though they are married and full partners in marriage and family, they still felt it important to make His & Her Money a legal entity through an LLC. How does a married couple...


M&M 57: How to get Started with Facebook Ads, with Chenell Tull

On today's Money & Media Podcast: FinConner Chenell Tull dishes out all the Facebook Ad Terms and what we can do to make our ads more effective - and how we should be split-testing them for greater impact.


M&M 56: How to Charge What You Are Worth, with Brennan Dunn

Are you a freelancer looking for ways to get more clients without pimping yourself at the local networking scene? How can you raise your rates as a freelancer with your existing clients? And what can you do to sell a different product using the same skills you already have? Our guest today, Brennan Dunn of, will address all of that. For more information, visit the show notes at


M&M 55: Mr. Money Mustache

Pete, aka Mr. Money Mustache, retired several years ago and started a blog about his life and experiences being financially independent. Last year he restored a dilapidated historic house in his town of Longmont, CO and restored it into a compound for a studio, shop, and “Mustachian Headquarters”, a co-working space set up like a coffee shop. While he doesn’t need to “go to the office”, having a place that satisfies his “craving for real-life type friends” has become very...


M&M 54: Growing Your Instagram Following, with Eric Patrick

How is your social media game? Eric Patrick is lighting it up on Instagram and joins us today to share how he's grown Black Market Exchange to more than 30,000 followers in just a few short months. Check it out while listening:


M&M 53: Carl Richards Plays in Traffic (M&M Greatest Hits)

How did Carl Richards (Behavior Gap, One Page Financial Plan & NY Times Columnist) become Carl Richards? It’s a fascinating story with many lessons, including an important one about “playing in traffic” that’ll both motivate and excite you to go create awesome projects. You can find the original post at


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