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Great Money Apps

It’s my favorite day of the week because another episode of the Monday Money Tip Podcast is LIVE! We live in a technology-driven world, and in today’s episode, we’re talking about our favorite money apps that can take your finances to the next level. Maybe we’ll share an app you already use, or perhaps you’ll discover your new favorite money app! In our Current Money Events segment, we’re updating you on mortgage rates, basic saving rates, and CD rates. Our success story today comes from Michael, who is leading a financial growth small group at his church.  

It’s our goal at the end of each episode that you gain hope and encouragement in your financial journey, you’re equipped to take the next step, and that you’ve had FUN with us! 

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About the Episode: 

  • Today we’re answering: “What are your favorite money apps?” 
  • In our Current Money Events segment, we’re updating you on mortgage rates, basic saving rates, and CD rates.
  • Hear a success story from Michael, who is leading a financial growth small group at his church.    

Resources:
Next Steps – Banking 
I Was Broke. Now I’m Not.
I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. Online Group Study
I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. Leader Kit 
Mint.com
Schwab.com App
Bank of America App
Currency App
Personal Capital
Credit Sesame
IWBNIN Ladder

Quote of the Day: “A tool is only as good as its user.” “A tool is only good if it is used.”

MONDAY MONEY TIP PODCAST: Top Money Questions – April 2019

Welcome back to another episode of the Monday Money Tip Podcast! It’s the last Monday of April so we’re answering the top money questions from our listeners from this month. Today’s questions will range from car loan interest to debt consolidation loans. We will also discuss unemployment rates during our Current Money Events portion of the podcast. Lastly, we will share a success story from a couple who was able to lower their cable bill and mortgage interest rate!

It’s our goal at the end of each episode that you gain hope and encouragement in your financial journey, you’re equipped to take the next step, and that you’ve had FUN with us!

Find the Monday Money Tip Podcast HERE. Please let us know what you think by leaving us a rating!

Email info@iwbnin.com to ask questions or share success stories.

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About the Episode:

  • It’s the last Monday of April! We’re going to answer your top money questions from this month. Today’s questions range from interest on car loans to being laid off to debt consolidation loans.
  • Hear about current unemployment rates in our Current Money Events portion of the podcast.
  • We will share a success story from a couple who was able to lower their cable bill and mortgage interest rate to free up cash for high-interest debt.
  • Learn the difference between term and whole life insurance and which is better for you.

Resources:

IWBNIN Free Tools
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Unemployment Rate Article
IWBNIN Book
Episode 14
Episode 15
Oxen Book
IWBNIN Ladder
Voya Retirement Calculator
Fidelity Retirement Calculator
IWBNIN Retirement Nest-Egg Calculator

MONDAY MONEY TIP PODCAST: Bite-Sized Debt

Happy Monday! Another episode of the Monday Money Tip Podcast is live and this week we will share with you how you can break down your debt into bite sized pieces. We will give you updated statistics about the average student loan payment and more in our Current Money Events segment. We will also share a success story from an individual who saved money in her budget by simply asking for a better deal.

It’s our goal at the end of each episode that you gain hope and encouragement in your financial journey, you’re equipped to take a next step, and that you’ve had FUN with us!

Find the Monday Money Tip Podcast HERE. Please let us know what you think by leaving us a rating!

Email info@iwbnin.com to ask questions or share success stories.

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About the Episode:

  • Learn about the median and average debt payments in America.
  • Hear a success story from an individual who cut the fat in her budget by looking at things differently and not being afraid to ask for a better deal.
  • We will discuss how to make debt more manageable and create a plan of attack by breaking it down into bite-sized pieces.

Resources:

Debt Freedom Date Calculator
American Housing Survey
Average Student Loan Payment
Credit Card News Article
Credit Card Minimum Payment Calculator
Annual Credit Report
0% Balance Transfer Credit Card
I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. Book
Debt Snowball YouTube Video
IWBNIN Ladder
Debt Pay-Off Spectaculars

Quote of the Day: “Persistence is essential to accomplishment.”

 

Have A Debt-Free Vacation With This Tool

Are you going to take a vacation this year? My guess is that your answer is YES. You have probably already decided when and where you want to go and have started dreaming about it. Now, how are you going to fund this vacation you’ve dreamed up? If you start planning now, you could fund it with cash!

By planning ahead of time, you can more accurately see just how much each aspect of your vacation will cost. You can anticipate travel, gas, lodging, food, entertainment and other expenses. Once you know how much your vacation is expected to cost, you can save money ahead of time!

We recommend using our Mini-Budget Tool to plan your vacation spending. You can really plan your vacation three different ways to see different scenarios and how they affect your bottom line. If you spend your money on paper, you can stay within budget during the trip.

Setting a budget and planning ahead of time is key to having a debt-free vacation. And I guarantee you, a debt-free vacation is a million times better than the alternative. You can have all the fun with your family without the stress of the incoming credit card bill.

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How Much House Can I Afford?

Are you looking to purchase a home in 2019? Many people buy a house outside of their price range and end up in a huge financial mess. This doesn’t have to be you! Before you get ready to purchase a house, you should check out our Mortgage Payment Calculator to help you decide how much house you can really afford.

Before you purchase a house, you should consider a couple of things:

  • How much should you spend on housing? Generally speaking, you should spend about 25% of your take home pay on housing. This amount can change depending on the amount of debt you carry. If you have no debt, you can likely accommodate up to 33% of your take home pay on housing. If you have a high amount of debt, you should probably only spend about 18-20% of your take home pay on housing.
  • How much of a down payment should you have? You should put down AT LEAST 5% down on a house.
  • How much should you borrow to buy a house? Generally, you could spend between two to three times your annual income on a home. This means if you make $75,000 a year, your mortgage should range from $150,000 to $225,000.

Once you have this calculator pulled up, all you have to do is enter the expected interest rate, the number of months of the mortgage period and the amount of the expected loan. You can use estimates to calculate potential mortgage payments. You can then use this number to help you decide how large of a mortgage payment your budget can really accommodate.

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