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You don't need to spend hours searching for the best personal finance blogs. These episodes are selected and narrated to you in 10 minutes or less.
No matter where you're at in your relationship with money, it's never too late to get started on improving your finances.
You'll learn about budgeting, investing, and financial independence through this podcast. You don't need a financial background or be trained in budgeting spreadsheets to start being able to make sense of your money matters. After all, we're all looking to simplify how we handle and manage our money.
You'll also learn about financial literacy fundamentals like building up an emergency fund or setting up goals for your future financial aspirations. The personal finance bloggers featured on the podcast come from different backgrounds with diverse philosophies on wealth and money.
Money today is a basic human need for survival and building a lifestyle you can be satisfied with. You'll gain a well-rounded perspective on the subject through Optimal Finance Daily.
Personal Finance Starter Packs
If you're a new listener, check out our starter packs.
Here are OFD Podcast episodes arranged by theme. Learn from the world's best blogs whom we narrate with author permission.
- Saving Starter Pack
- Budgeting Starter Pack
- Retirement Starter Pack
- Financial Independence
- Dealing With and Paying Off Debt
- Wealth Building and Investing
Diania Merriam is the founder of The EconoMe Conference, an event centered around financial independence. Diania saves 60% of her income and is on track to be financially independent by the time she’s 40 years old. She’s passionate about personal finance and thrilled to be the new host of Optimal Finance Daily as of October 2020.
When she’s not working, you can find her cooking and hiking with her best friend, an 80 lb German Shepard Lab mix named Buddy.
Diania was motivated to start a conference after the pursuit of FIRE changed her life. She started EconoMe to make the ideas that inspired her more accessible to others.
The EconoMe Conference is a two-day event at the University of Cincinnati happening on November 13th & 14th 2021.
This event brings together mainstage speakers to discuss things like debt reduction, real estate investing, credit card hacking, side hustles, career development, and so much more. The speaker lineup and panelists include JD Roth (Get Rich Slowly), Bitches Get Riches, Naseema McElroy (Financially Intentional), Kiersten Saunders (Rich & REGULAR), Joe Saul Sehy (Stacking Benjamins), Carl Jensen (1500 Days to Freedom), Kevin Ha (Financial Panther), Paula Pant (Afford Anything), Rich Jones (Paychecks & Balances), and Pete Adeney (Mr. Money Mustache).
There are also breakout sessions on even more money topics, a live recording of the Stacking Benjamins podcast, and other fun activities to connect you with like-minded people. It's been described as “a party about money” for good reason!
Tickets are available here and use code OFD for a 10% discount!
Dan hosted Optimal Finance Daily from 2016 to 2020. You can find him hosting Optimal StartUp Daily which covers entrepreneurial and freelancing content.
You might recognize Dan Weinberg's voice from advertisements for Burger King, Petco, and Instagram. He's a professional voice actor and spends time with his family when he isn't behind the mic.
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