One Step Forward Better Conversations on Money and Marriage with Derek and Carrie Olsen Ep. 012

Let’s take one step forward, together. (Tweet this)

Carrie and I would like to encourage you and your spouse to do just that, take one step forward.

Taking just one small step forward financially can get the ball rolling, increase confidence, and make a huge impact on your finances and your marriage.

Starting small is all that is needed to get going.

Listen to this episode for some bone-crushing inspiration.

Carrie and I also talk about a few things that we have done in the past 6 months to move forward financially.

And finally, the promised list of books and resources to help you increase your financial intelligence.


Rich Dad Poor Dad

Thou Shall Prosper

Total Money Makeover

Money: God or Gift

Plastic Donuts

48 Days to the Work You Love



Cash Car Convert

Smart Passive Income

48Days Online Radio Show with Dan Miller

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Introductionist: James Kinson, The Cash Car Convert

I have owned 20 vehicles over the last 40 years, not including those purchased for a spouse or child, each purchase has taught me something about the process of buying and selling cars. I have come to believe people spend too much on their cars and put their families future at risk going in debt. I see too much belief in the old myth that “I will always have car payments, so I might as well drive something nice.”

Cash Car Convert Podcast

  • James Kinson

    Derek & Carrie,

    Wow, this episode had, for me, the trifecta! I intro’ed the show, got a shout out, and you guys talked about buying a cash car. I think I’m about to tear up. :-)

    All the content was great. I love the idea of just taking one step forward. The small steps you mentioned can lead your listeners to a grand journey! Love what you guys are doing!

    Thank you guys so much for sharing and getting the word out on my show!


    • Derek C. Olsen


      Besides being such a great guy, your message is something I strongly believe in. That is why we mentioned you and your message several times.

      Why do I strongly believe in paying cash for cars?

      Because I have seen first hand what a car payment can do to a person. Financially, emotionally, and even relationally.


      So many of the car payments out there are totally unnecessary. If you HAVE to have a payment, fine, go for it. But so many times is just isn’t needed.
      Sure, sometimes it’s the only option, but more often then not, with a little thinking, planning, and hard work, a car payment can be avoided.

      Thanks for stopping by James! Carrie and I look forward to being on your show when our baby girl will allow it. 😉