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Simplify and Enjoy

41 EpisodesProduced by Elle MartinezWebsite

Simplify and Enjoy is a podcast and community focused on helping families have less stress and more options through minimalism and financial independence!

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Boosting Your Income with Well Paying Side Hustles

March 10th, 2021


Need a boost with your income? Learn how to find the best paying side hustles for you! 

Finding the Best Side Hustles That Pay Well

Sometimes to hit your goal faster, you just have to earn extra money.

Of course that’s …

Thinking of Buying a House? Here's How to Get a Great Deal on It!

March 3rd, 2021


Getting ready to start house hunting? Get tips on how you find and buy a house you love that is still affordable! 

Are You Ready to Buy a House?

Right now with the national median listing price in December was $340,000, …

How to Sell Your Home for More

February 24th, 2021


Thinking of selling your house? Today we’ll go over how to prepare your place so you can get the best price for it!

What You Need to Know to Sell Your House for More

Selling a house, especially when it is your first …

How to Tackle Weekend DIY Home Projects

February 17th, 2021


Who doesn’t love a good DIY home project? But how do you take what you see online or on television and translate that into your home, especially when you are not naturally handy?

Today, we’ll look at what you need to …

[Frugal Foodie] How to Level Up with Homebrewing and Gardening

February 11th, 2021


Just because we’re at home doesn’t mean we can’t still be frugal foodies.

Today, we’ll look at how you can jumpstart a garden and start making craft brews at home!

Frugal Foodie at Home

Frugal foodie is back! If you’re …

Maximizing Your Tax Benefits

February 3rd, 2021


Tax season is here. How prepared are you? Today we’ll go over how to make filing your taxes easier and less stressful! 

How to Make Taxes Less …

Dealing with Uncertainty: How to Budget for 2021

January 27th, 2021


How can you plan and budget for a year when there are so many things up in the air? Today we’ll go over how the two of you can create a plan and budget so you can hit your goals while being flexible enough to switch …

Revamping Your Budget Together

January 19th, 2021


For many families, 2020 threw us for a loop. Today we’ll look at how you can revamp and build your budget so you can hit your financial goals faster!

Revamping Your Budget

I think it’s fair to say that last year did not …

Paying Off Debts: Staying Motivated and Knocking Them Out Faster

January 12th, 2021


Dealing with debt can be a grind, especially if you have a ton of debt or if it is high interest. Today we’re going to see how the debt lasso method can speed things up with credit card debts and we’ll get tips on how …

How to Set Great Habits for Your Home, Home and Life ( and Actually Keep Them This Year)

January 5th, 2021


Most parents have their hands full and too many times our finances, health, and homes don’t get the attention they should. 

We go over how you can …

How to Get Back on Track and Hit Your Money Goals for 2020

August 26th, 2020


Has 2020 thrown you off your FI course? Today we’re going to tackle how you can get back on and knock out a goal before the year is over!

Knocking Out a Money Goal Before the Year Wraps Up

I’m going to take a guess and …

Kids and Money: Helping Your Teen Prepare for the Real World

August 18th, 2020


Before they leave the house, how can you prepare your teen to be money savvy? Today we go over the five essential skills they need to know!

Teaching Your Teen About Money and the Real World

Last week, Kristia shared …

How to Teach Your Kids to Be Smart and Generous with Their Money

August 11th, 2020


How can you help your kids to be thoughtful and master money? We’ll go over key things they need to know about how to save, spend, and give! 

Home Renovations and Projects: Go DIY or Hire a Contractor?

August 5th, 2020

Should We Hire a Contractor or DIY This Home Project?

If you had to rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 on how handy you are, what would it be?

First …

How to Invest in a Tumultuous and Volatile Market

July 28th, 2020


With the market not seeming to match what we see around us, how can we invest wisely?

Today we’re digging into what mistakes to avoid and how to be a wise, effective, and efficient investor!

How Not to Stress Out with …

How Families Can Become Financially Free

July 22nd, 2020


Despite popular opinion, you don’t need a million dollars to be financially free. We’ll go over how you can create a financial independence plan that …

Why Your Credit Score Matters,When It Doesn’t, and How to Raise It

July 14th, 2020


Credit scores have a huge influence on finances, but they’re not an end all be all. Learn how to raise your credit score while building up your finances!

When Your Credit Scores Matter

I have to be honest – based on …

How to Have a Safer Summer Family Getaway

July 7th, 2020


For most families, the school year is over and after being at home for months, there’s this desire to get out and explore. However, with coronavirus …

How to Savor and Enjoy This Summer without Breaking Your Budget

June 30th, 2020


Today we’re digging into how to live well and enjoy this summer without breaking your budget!

Enjoying Summer as a Family, Staying on Budget

Saving money can be a smart and practical move when it comes to your finances. …

How to Simplify and Rework Your Money, Home, and Routines to Thrive This Summer

June 24th, 2020


Since March families have been forced to scramble and readjust their money, homes, and routines to deal with the pandemic.

Today we’ll look at how you can reset, rework, and simplify to reduce the stress and overwhelm …

How to Vacation with Kids For Free: Travel Hacking 101

March 10th, 2020


Want to get out and travel more with the kids this year without breaking your budget? Learn how you can use travel hacking to snag fantastic deals for your family trips!

Travel Hacking 101 for Families

This week we’re …

Is Real Estate Investing Right for Us? 

March 4th, 2020


Besides investing in index funds, many families in the FI space are also investing in real estate.  We’ll look at the different avenues involved …

Buying a Car: What You Need to Know to Get the Best Deal!

February 25th, 2020


Learn how you can find a great deal on a reliable car that you love!

Car Buying Guide

For many families, car payments are a part of their finances and a big chunk of their budget. 

Average monthly payments for new …

Frugal Foodie: Enjoy Great Food & Save Money

February 18th, 2020


Food is usually one of the biggest expenses families have. We dive right back in with ways you can save a significant amount of money while still being a foodie!

Becoming a Frugal Foodie

Frugal foodie is back!

During …

Designer Kitchen on an IKEA Budget?

February 11th, 2020


We’re planning on renovating our kitchen, but we don’t want to break our budget. Is it possible to have a designer kitchen on an IKEA budget? We’ll find out today! 

Kitchen Reno on a Budget

One of our big goals for 2020 …

Master Your Taxes This Year!

February 4th, 2020


Taxes aren’t fun, but if you’re looking to optimize your finances, you have to get your taxes done right. Learn about key tax deductions and credits available to families!

Mastering Your Taxes This Year

Tax season is …

Should We Pay Our Mortgage Off Early

January 28th, 2020


Not having a mortgage payment sounds like a dream, but is that a realistic goal for a family with young kids?

Andrew shares how his family ‘found’ money to pay their mortgage off early and still have fun together!


What You Need to Know About Building a Budget

January 21st, 2020


 Plenty of advice on how to build a basic budget, but how do you strike that balance where you’re saving and investing for financial freedom and independence while still having fun now with the kids? We’ll find out how …

Financial Independence and Raising Kids are Not Mutually Exclusive

January 14th, 2020


Financial Independence seems almost impossible when you’re trying to raise kids, but many families are doing it. 

Matt Miner shares his family’s journey along with some key takeaways! 

Pursuing Financial Independence as …

Which Financial Independence Path is Right for Your Family?

January 7th, 2020


Financial independence is a hot topic, but with so many different paths (FIRE, leanFI, FatFIRE, slowFI, etc), it can be difficult to figure out …

Crafting Your Family's Plan for Financial Independence

August 27th, 2019


Today we’re showing you how to create a FI (financial independence) plan even while you’re raising your kids!

Financial Independence and Family

In this final episode for the season, I want to go back to a question I …

Family Guide on How to Start Investing

August 19th, 2019


With so many different options for investing – 401(k)s, IRAs, taxable accounts, you might be wondering where should we put our money? 

Today we’re …

How to Afford Your Dream Home Renovation on a Budget

August 13th, 2019


Today we’re talking about how to get an HGTV worthy home on a budget!

Home Renovations on a Budget

Last episode we got into the house hunt; finding one of the gems at a great price.

Louis Guillama shared how you can …

How to Snag a Great Deal When Buying a House

August 5th, 2019


We’ve heard how you can snag a deal by going with a fixer-upper, but is that really true?  Today we’re digging in on the dos and don’ts with house hunting!

Finding and Buyer a Fixer Upper, Not a Money Tip

Buying a …

Smart Ways to Save for Your Kid’s College Education

July 29th, 2019


Most parents want their kids to not get stuck with a mountain of student loan debt. Learn the best ways to save now for your kid’s college or trade …

Simple Family Travel Tips and Tricks

July 22nd, 2019


Today we’re digging into how to take an awesome and cheap family getaway!

Saving Big on Your Next Family Trip


We all need to decompress, connect as a family, and have a good time.

Family getaways and vacations can …

Frugal Foodie: Eating Well on a Budget

July 15th, 2019


Learn the frugal foodie tactics and strategies on how to slash your food bills while eating well!

The Art of Being a Frugal Foodie

How much do you spend on food? 

If you’re like most families, chances are it’s a big …

Are High Deductible Health Plans and Health Savings Accounts an Affordable Option for You?

July 8th, 2019


Today we’re going to discuss whether or not a high deductible plan with a health savings account is really an affordable option for your family! 

When we talk about optimizing expenses here on Simplify and Enjoy there …

Financial Independence with Kids: Figuring Out Your Path

July 1st, 2019


Most people would love to become financially independent and have work be optional, but it is that realistic?

Today we’re looking at the real scoop …

Easy Ways for Busy Families to Manage Their Money

June 24th, 2019


Welcome to Simplify and Enjoy, the podcast and community focused on helping families have less stress and more options thru minimalism and financial independence!

I’ve been in the personal finance space for almost 10 …

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