Personal Finance In Your Ears.

We’re Denis & Katie and this is where we get heard. We love talking to regular every day people who have a story to tell about money.


Our Podcasts

Chain of Wealth was started in November 2017 and now boasts over 100,000 500,000 downloads!

E63 – Jim from Route to Retire

Jim from Route to Retire is an aspiring early retiree with plans to take his family to move to Panama once he is retired from his IT job. Jim’s posts have been featured on sites such as Rockstar Finance and Modest Money- Top Finance Blogs. Welcome!

E61 – Simone from Slim Fit Wallet

Simone Dennis is the creator of the blog Slim Fit Wallet. Her story of paying off $80,000 in debt is truly inspirational. A neighbor to us over in Maryland, Simone is passionate about helping other people get out of debt and showing them how to start living on a budget. Welcome!

E60 – Matt from Spills Spot

Matt Spillar is the creator of Spills Spot, which started out as a place to create a portfolio for his writing. Once Matt got into the meat of the site however he realized that he wanted it to be much more and it has since has evolved into a full on personal finance blog where he inspires people to be more mindful in managing their money. Matt has managed to pay off over $40,000 of student loan debt in 4 years and loves inspiring others to do the same. He currently resides in the Bay area with his wife and two dogs. Welcome Matt!

E58 -Jay from Slowly Sipping coffee

Slowly Sipping Coffee or SSC is a personal finance blog run by a couple who are busy balancing family life, work life and blog life. They are on a quest to quit the 9-5 and have a lifestyle change to stay home and be full time parents by May of 2019. Welcome!

E57 – Matt Lane

Matt Lane is a the author of the blog, Optimize Your Life. As a part time blogger, and full time attorney, husband and new father, Matt’s goal is to help people learn that the purpose of money is to allow us to live a happier life, so we need to focus on the big picture of how to build that happy life rather than just focusing on the money and fun fact- we randomly found out we’re neighbors! Welcome!

E56 – Andrew from Shift Upwards

Andrew Fichter is the author of the blog, Shift Upwards. Here he talks about his unhappiness that he felt at his regular 9-5 and goes through the steps he took to eventually quit. After paying back $20,000 in student loans and saving about $45,000 he decided to take the plunge and retire from full time work to try out other avenues that peaked his creativity. Welcome!

E55 – Steve from Think Save Retire

Steve and his wife are early retirees at the age of 35. Steve realized late in his 20s that “stuff” was not going to bring him happiness and neither was slaving away at his 9-5. Now he travels full time in his airstream, named Charlie and enjoys the simple things in life. He is the creator of the blog Think, Save, Retire and there he offers his tips, tricks and advice to help motivate others to drop their commute and start enjoying life. Welcome, Steve!

E54 – Billy from Wealth Well Done

Billy is probably the most unique guest that we have had the pleasure of interviewing. His story starts at a party in college that lands him in prison for 10 years. Flash forward to now, Billy has a blog called Wealth Well Done, a book- SPARK, owns property, is married to a beautiful wife and has a net worth of over a quarter of a million dollars. Welcome Billy!

E53 – Damion Lupo from Transformation Nation

Damion Lupo is a best- selling author in personal finance and money thinking. He is the host of the Transformation Nation podcast and had owned over 30 companies. Damion outrightly rejects regret and speaks to it as the ultimate life failure. He has a unique approach to living a full-filled life by breaking rules and making more mistakes, faster, than the competition. In 2008 he lost the entire $20 million but recreated his wealth and reinvented his life over 4 transformational years. Welcome Damion!

E52 – Tyler Sheff from Cash Flow Guys

Tyler Sheff is the founder of and host of the Cash Flow Guys Podcast. He enjoys life, is a huge fisher, hunter and scuba diver. As a former police officer, Tyler has spent the last several years of his free time learning about investing in real estate. Now, Tyler finds that he truly enjoys teaching and helping others learn how to build wealth. Welcome, Tyler!

E51 – Chris Browning from Popcorn Finance

Chris Browning is the creator of Popcorn Finance. After achieving a Finance degree and having an accounting job, he was still searching for a creative outlet. Wal-ah! Popcorn Finance was born. A quick personal finance podcast that is quick and easy to listen to- just like making popcorn. Welcome Chris!

E49 – Gene Guarino from Residential Assisted Living Academy

Gene Guarino, CFP and Founder of the Residential Assisted Living Academy is regarded as “the” expert in the residential senior housing space. Not only is Gene a CFP, Certified Financial Planner, in the US for over 20 years and licensed in Australia for the past 7 years, he has also spoken to over 300,000 people in 5 countries live from the stage. In addition, Gene has written 4 books and hosted 3 radio shows of his own. Gene is a life long entrepreneur with 17 businesses over the past 39 years. Welcome Gene!

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