The Changing Economic Realities of College – Adam Carroll at TEDxUWMilwaukee


This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Adam Carroll, finance expert and financial education enthusiast, calls college “the longest and most expensive party” he’s ever been to. Adam juxtaposes the realities that have changed about obtaining a college education with our perspectives that didn’t. What has college […]

Liberating Your Genius… Financially


I spend a good part of my year speaking on college campuses, teaching students the virtue of living below their means, only borrowing what they absolutely need, and going after scholarships like it’s their job. My passion is helping young professionals succeed faster by finding their passion, and having the wherewithal to go after it. […]

Hacking Your Student Loans

Paying Student Loans Early

Every month you make that dreaded student loan payment, a reminder of the fun you had during your “four year break from reality” that was college. It’s the price that millions of graduates (and millions that didn’t graduate) are paying to pursue that prized slip of paper that allegedly is “the ticket to a good […]

I’m Not A Plumber

Handyman Services

There’s a point in everyone’s life where you realize what you are, and what you are not, capable of doing. I’m always amazed at the level of skill and knowledge my father and father-in-law have when it comes to so-called “manly” projects.  As a kid, I remember My dad would frame a room, wire it, […]

Broke, Busted, and Disgusted

Broke, Busted, and Disgusted

We’re setting out to produce a film called Broke, Busted, and Disgusted. The documentary will examine issues of rising tuition, mounting student debt, and the potential future of higher education at colleges and universities here in the United States. You can get more information and see some occasional updates at the film’s page: Over […]

Two Secrets To A Great Marriage

Keeping it playful!

About 10 years ago I had this incredible idea that I would begin speaking about how to communicate effectively with your spouse.  My speech title was going to be “Them There Are Fightin’ Words”.  Super clever, based in what I knew (at the time), and I was struggling to figure out where my most relevant […]

He sold his business for 12 million! Read more to hear about one of the most influential moments in my life…


Relationship Freedom – One of The Four Legacies The guy sitting next to me at a bootcamp-type seminar for speakers was dressed in rumpled jeans and a button down shirt and his nametag read ‘matt’ in fine lowercase letters.  (Whenever I see name tags hand-written in all lowercase letters I unconsciously think that the person […]

NETWORKING P.O.W.E.R. & the story of Wanda Wonderpages


(I will be sharing many more posts on the subject of Networking POWER, in the upcoming weeks from my new book, You Don’t Know Me From Adam) I started a small financial service related business a few years ago. It was a bold move because competition was fierce, the market stunk, and government pressures were making […]