143 Elle Martinez | Merging Lives and Money

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Here’s the Recap:

After Elle Martinez got engaged, she started to go over her and her soon to be husband’s finances and quickly realized that they were in two completely different places. Looking for guidance, she began reading personal finance blogs but couldn’t find anyone talking about how to merge and manage your finances once you got married so she started a blog called Couple Money and eventually, the Couple Money podcast.

Through her blog and podcast, Elle has been helping families to achieve financial freedom by sharing her tips and life lessons for reducing debt, increasing income, and building net worth. She is the author of Jumpstart Your Marriage & Your Money and she has recorded over 200 episodes of Couple Money.

What We Covered:

  • 05:45 – Her upcoming talk about “personal finance being more personal” at FinCon
  • 07:30 – How she got into podcasting
  • 08:46 – What the impetus was for starting her blog, Couple Money
  • 13:08 – Her listenership
  • 13:54 – When listeners go back to binge on all your episodes
  • 14:48 – How she would record episodes during her daughter’s nap time
  • 15:43 – What “cash-flowing” means and how she learned to edit her podcast
  • 18:26 – What she was hoping to get out of Podcast Movement 2017
  • 20:52 – The memorable business cards she passed out at Podcast Movement
  • 22:46 – The different types of guests she has on her show
  • 25:09 – Her mentors and role models in the FinCon space
  • 27:29 – Her most profound episode where she learned so much empathy
  • 27:29 – Her most profound episode where she learned so much empathy
  • 32:07 – If she’s ever had a guest on the show that said something their spouse wasn’t aware of
  • 33:22 – The joy of keeping podcasts real
  • 34:44 – Debt and depression
  • 38:53 – How she’s grown and what she’s learned because of podcasting
  • 40:49 – Her early interest in financing; bike stunts, and what she studied in school
  • 43:08 – What her family thinks about her being a podcaster
  • 46:09 – If she had any trepidation about entering the financial podcast arena
  • 48:57 – If she thinks any of her kids will ever start podcasting
  • 51:09 – Some podcasts we’re currently into
  • 54:10 – Her thoughts on the Equifax data breach and something called, Chatbot
  • 56:59 – What she’s changed her mind about recently
  • 01:00:34 – The one most misunderstood thing about her
  • 01:02:18 – Her idea for a game design podcast


Links Mentioned

Elle’s Website
Elle’s book, Jumpstart Your Marriage & Your Money
Couple Money Podcast
Couple Money on Twitter
Elle on Twitter
Couple Money on Facebook
PJ107: An Interactive Podcast About Trivia with Jonathan Oakes
Trivial Warfare Podcast
FinCon Expo
The Tim Ferriss Show
Planet Money Podcast
Breaking Banks Podcast
Stacking Benjamins Podcast
Steve Stewart
One Extraordinary Marriage Podcast
Dave Ramsey
The Fidelio Podcast
Pretend Radio Podcast
She Podcasts podcast
Gamertag Radio

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