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Plutus Awards Podcast

35 EpisodesProduced by The Plutus AwardsWebsite

You will be inspired by these stories. Hear from the top financial authors, podcasters, video creators, and speakers. What are the secrets of their success?This podcast is for the independent financial media. Bloggers, writers, podcasters, and more will hear from the best of the best.The Plutus Awar… read more

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Bethany McCamish Untangles Career Transition and How to Pivot

July 1st, 2020


With the current turmoil, learning how to pivot has been by far the most important skillset to acquire, especially if you're lacking some income and the unemployment line is still busy.

Harlan Landes speaks to Bethany …

Joe Saul-Sehy Teaches Finance Through Laughter

June 24th, 2020


If you talk or write about money, it's good to have some fun with it. The science of play aids learning about finance, and Stacking Benjamins is a …

J.Money Sells His Blog but Not His Soul

June 17th, 2020


A blog you start becomes your baby. You pour endless hours into it, connect with an audience, and freely share your thoughts. But when it's time to …

Angela Rozmyn Saves Money while Saving the Environment

June 10th, 2020


Sustainability and frugality ties together two important goals that allow us to flourish. While people are interested in more thoughtful usage, they …

Kara Perez Forges a Path Away from the Conventional

June 3rd, 2020


When it comes to personal finance, one size does not fit all. It can be challenging to find resources that specifically apply to you and your situation.

Kara Perez speaks with Chris about her pop-up event, Talk Money to …

Sarah Li-Cain Works Through Grief and Emotions in Difficult Times

May 27th, 2020


As we all deal with COVID-19 as a society, the economic downturn is not only affecting us practically, but also emotionally. Figuring out how to cope daily, uplift each other, and deal with our finances is a real and …

Eric Rosenberg Personifies Longevity in Financial Media

May 20th, 2020


Anyone who starts a business hopes that they will be successful and be around for a long time. That road is fraught with challenges and as a business …

Ashley Barnett and Clint Proctor Offer Help for Freelancers During Unstable Times

May 13th, 2020


There are online and offline businesses shutting down or pausing due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Freelancers who have lost client work are feeling stress and uncertainty and are looking for answers.

Harlan speaks with …

Brynne Conroy Advocates for the Oppressed

May 6th, 2020


Sexual orientation, disability, racism - these are a few of the vast hurdles that affect individuals and the financial struggles they face navigating their world.

Through her experiences and interactions, Brynne Conroy …

Jay Fleischman Takes on Student Loans

April 29th, 2020


We are in trying times with the Coronavirus and people need answers when it comes to the changing laws and their student loan debt.

On our recent webinar, Harlan Landes asks lawyer, Jay Fleischman, some of the pressing …

A Purple Life Celebrates Early Retirement at 30

April 22nd, 2020


A comfortable career, a house, kids, then retirement. This well-worn path of adulthood has been challenged as people question which things are truly …

Holly Johnson Designs a Stress-free Life

April 15th, 2020


When you're working long hours with little time for much else, it is hard to imagine a life outside of that work-sleep cycle.

Holly Johnson, along …

Lee Huffman Travels the World and Saves Big

April 8th, 2020


What if you could travel the world and fuel your finances at the same time?

Lee Huffman, founder of Bald Thoughts, invites us into his world of …

Crystal Hammond Demonstrates a Life of Giving and the Power of the Side Hustle

April 1st, 2020


Side hustles are a great way to complement your income and get your finances on track.

Crystal Hammond, the owner of Sew So Fab, shares how her finances and creativity began to flourish when she discovered side hustles. …

The Importance of Representation in the Personal Finance Space

November 27th, 2019


The number of voices in personal finance media is growing as creators and consumers recognize the value of having people to whom they can relate. Our …

Allison Baggerly Discusses Strategy and Rapid Growth on Instagram

November 20th, 2019


Allison Baggerly has taken her passion for budgeting and cultivated her growing business, Inspired Budget, in a short period of time.

Chris Browning …

Melanie Lockert Tackles the Intersection of Mental Health and Money

November 13th, 2019


Getting out of debt is not just about spending less and saving more. For many, there are many emotional and psychological factors that affect their …

Bethany Bayless Overcomes Burnout and the Desire to Quit

November 6th, 2019


Anyone who spends a good portion of their life creating projects, working on projects, or otherwise being an entrepreneur will experience burnout or will feel overwhelmed at times.

Bethany Bayless, founder of The Money …

Caroline Vencil Balances Work and Family

October 30th, 2019


Caroline Vencil has a successful blog that didn’t come easy. She shares with our audience her less-than-smooth beginnings and what running her …

Jim Wang On Moving Forward from a Defining Period

October 23rd, 2019


Jim Wang has been able to sell his first successful blog for seven figures and take on a number of projects since, including starting another website …

Jen Smith Develops a Dynamic Community Through Her Podcast

October 16th, 2019


Jen Smith, one half of the duo that hosts the Frugal Friends Podcast, shares with us how they developed a community that is an active part of what they do.

Chris Browning talks with Jen about the different ways her …

Ashley Barnett Successfully Pivots from Blogger to Blog Manager

October 9th, 2019


Ashley Barnett loves the world of personal finance, and when she decided to end her blog, she turned her skills and love of this area into an opportunity to help other people manage their blogs.

Ashley talks with Chris …

Steve Stewart Gives Practical Advice to New and Experienced Podcasters

October 2nd, 2019


The go-to guy for podcasting, Steve Stewart shares with Chris why he loves the medium so much.

Steve also helps our listeners who have their own podcasts to straighten out some podcasting hiccups and gives some things …

Maelisa Hall & Amber Hawley Discuss Smart Ways of Navigating Business Relationships

September 25th, 2019


Chris talks with Maelisa Hall & Amber Hawley, expert networkers and cohosts of the My Biz Bestie podcast.

For many people, networking can be awkward and uncomfortable. Maelisa and Amber help our listeners build …

Plutus Voices Events Help Financial Media Make the Biggest Impact

September 18th, 2019


Harlan Landes and Miranda Marquit talk about the progress made with the Plutus Voices series of events since last fall and what's planned for the remainder of the year. 

The Plutus Foundation is more than just the …

Paula Pant Tackles the Reality of Launching a Quality Course

September 11th, 2019


Paula Pant is the founder of the website, Afford Anything and the host of the Afford Anything podcast. Her motto is that you can afford anything, but …

Philip Taylor On Starting FinCon, A Growing Conference That Keeps Community in Focus

September 2nd, 2019


Philip Taylor (PT), founder of FinCon and shares his journey of adding FinCon as a side hustle to

He explains that growing as a trade show organizer and event planner was no easy feat and gives …

[Bonus] What It Takes to Win a Plutus Award

August 30th, 2019


Harlan Landes and Miranda Marquit are back to give us some more info on the 10th Annual Plutus Awards presented by Capital Group.

They also give us some insight into the nomination process and how the winners are …

Sandy Smith Grows an Intimate Periscope Audience Into a Community of Thousands

August 28th, 2019

Sandy Smith is the founder of Yes, I Am Cheap and the co-host of this year's 10th Annual Plutus Awards.

Today, Sandy Smith shares how writing "like …

[Bonus] Introducing the Hosts of the 10th Annual Plutus Awards, Jordon Cox and Sandy Smith

August 26th, 2019


Harlan Landes and Miranda Marquit share the latest news about the 10th Annual Plutus Awards, to be held on Friday, September 6, in Washington, D.C.

They are thrilled that Jordon Cox (Britain's Coupon Kid) and Sandy …

Jordon Cox Writes a Best-Selling Book While Nearly Dying

August 21st, 2019


Jordon Cox is Britain's Coupon Kid. He's also the co-host of the 10th Annual Plutus Awards.

Today, Jordon talks about how his family's challenges while he was growing up led to him becoming Britain's Coupon Kid.

Tiffany Aliche on Building a Group and Maintaining a Movement

August 16th, 2019


Miranda Marquit is our host today as we hear from The Budgetnista, Tiffany Aliche. We speak with Tiffany about her group, Dream Catchers: Live …

Steven M. Hughes on Breaking Up With Broke & The Inaugural Bankroll Summit

August 14th, 2019


Steven M. Hughes from is money expert, speaker, and social entrepreneur, and the creator of The Bankroll Summit.

Steven talks about the …

Erin Lowry Talks Investing In A Book Experience, Not Tour

August 14th, 2019


On our first “official” episode, join us as we talk to Erin Lowry from Broke Millennial. Fresh off her most recent book tour for “Broke Millennial Takes on Investing,” she’s here to talk about why it was so important …

Introduction to the Plutus Awards Podcast

August 1st, 2019


Meet your host, Chris Browning, and the founder of the Plutus Awards and Plutus Foundation, Harlan Landes.

What can you expect from this show? Listen to this short trailer.

For more information, visit the show notes at

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