Here you will find mind-blowing articles that we wrote and kept.

You can also find a few articles that we have written for others.

Please contact us for article requests, guest blog posts, podcast interviews, and in person speaking events.

BUT FIRST!! Check out that one time we were on TV!!

Articles here:

(Our monthly budgets and podcast episodes are also great for reading and learning more about The Olsens)

One Million Dollars – How we plan to join the millionaire club.

One Hundred Thousand Dollar Giveaway – How we plan to give away $100k

Why My Wife and I Combine Our Money – (This post only has four words, you have time for that, don’t ya?)

Bend in the Breeze – Budgeting won’t always add up perfectly every time and it doesn’t have to.

Why we post our monthly budget and net worth online – Yup, its true. We post it all!

The Valley of the Shadow of Debt – I hate your credit cards too.

I have deep rooted issues with Nutella – You are what you eat.

We have a problem and we don’t need to solve it – Managing our money vs. fixing our money.

Basic money management skills from Saturday Night Live – The most hilarious SNL skit ever. (Except for that one where Will Ferrell plays the devil with Garth Brooks.)

Articles there:

Monthly Money Challenge (Monthly Column – INK Kansas City / Kansas City Star)

Three Reasons to Stretch Outside Your Comfort Zone – Good Men Project

A Wheat Field in Kansas: New Beginnings of the Mind – (Dan Miller)

Why I Quit My Job With No Plan For What Was Next – Kimanzi Constable

How to Tell if Combining Finances with Your Partner is a Bad Idea – TIME (

Love, Money and Shakespeare… – My 1/2 Dozen Daily

Money and Love Tips From a Blogging Couple – US News and World Report

3 Myths About The USA we Haven’t Seen in 3 Months of Traveling – Good Men Project

Boldly Living on a Budget – Kansas City Star newspaper feature

The Money Talk Every Couple Should Have – Dailyworth

How to Save for Big-Ticket Items – Society of Grown Ups

5 ways combining finances improves your love life – Living on The Cheap

Keeping Your Friends While Keeping Your Money – Society of Grown Ups

7 Financial Talks to Have With Your Partner – Business Insider

The Worst Day of My Life; The Story of a Terrible Fiance. – A Terrible Husband with Nick Pavlidis

Can’t afford a car payment? Buy a car instead! – Cash Car Convert with James Kinson

Give Divorce the Worst Chance Possible – Young Yet Wise

We Know How Much Money You Make. – Engaged Marriage with Dustin Riechmann

How to Handle Money in Your Marriage – All Groan Up with Paul Angone

25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading – Huffington Post

Summer Reading List: 23 Books to Read About Money – The Simple Dollar & Holly Johnson

Interviews and Podcast Appearances:

(Contact Derek and Carrie for interview requests. Listen to our podcast.)

Radical Personal Finance – Podcast interview with Joshua Sheats

The Read to Lead Podcast – podcast interview with Jeff Brown

Family Adventure Podcast – podcast interview with Erik Hemingway

You Leading You – podcast interview

Startup Dad Headquarters – podcast interview

Girl Gone Frugal – Podcast interview with Michelle from Shop My Closet

Money Plan SOS with Steve Stewart – podcast interview

Well Kept Wallet – podcast interview

His and Her Money – podcast interview

Confessions of a Terrible Husband – podcast interview

Listen Money Matters – podcast interview

Mark and Lauren Greutman – podcast interview

Stacking Benjimans – podcast interview

The Parentalist – podcast interview

Parentcast – podcast interview

Move by Purpose – podcast interview

Cash Car Convert – podcast interview

Family Matters First – podcast interview

Speaking Events

Upcoming Events

(Check out our book tour schedule for upcoming events)

Past Events

Central Exchange – Kansas City MO

CommUniversity – Kansas City MO

Redeemer Fellowship – Kansas City, MO