Steve Stewart, professional Podcast Editor since 2016

since 2010

Meet Steve

I'm a contradiction to myself ☯

  • I love talking about money topics, but I'm not money-hungry
  • I crave recognition and accolades, but prefer to share the spotlight with others
  • I used to be a hot-mix night club DJ, but don't care to dance
  • People say I'm outgoing, but I'm really an introvert

I don't concern myself with the national news and certainly won't talk your ear off about sports. But you won't be able to stop me if you bring up dynamic insertion, RSS feeds, and how to edit a podcast!

I'm only as old as you make me feel, which is why I can run around with the new, young talent at FinCon and Podfest.

You'd never know I'm judgmental, because I've learned to listen and hear the other side of the story before opening my big, fat, stupid mouth. #learning

Ready to get personal?


Steve Stewart, professional DJ in Chicago Illinois

In my early 20's, I started working in retail record stores like Oranges and Sound Warehouse.

My specialty was the hot singles and the new Chicago House scene.

I was also a night-club DJ and did mobile events like weddings and corporate parties.

You could say I've always wanted to reach people with good sound!

In 1999, the writing was on the wall: Blockbuster and Circuit City were killing record stores.

I had recently moved to St. Louis, MO (to chase my soon-to-be-wife), so I decided to find a new job as an Internal Auditor for CKE.

The job created a lot of travel for me, so I had to find ways to make the most out of the time when I was home.

This was the early 2000's, when the internet started becoming a big part of communication and data sharing…and when podcasts were born!

Dave Ramsey and Steve Stewart, 2007

While driving from one location to the next in Southern Illinois, I flipped through the radio dial and discovered the Dave Ramsey Radio Show.

It was then that I realized we could be doing better with our money, and I actually cared about the budget my wife drew up a few years earlier. I couldn't get enough of it!

I took the journey to Financial Peace Plaza in 2007 and got my certification to teach Financial Peace @ Work to a company's employees and a Dave Ramsey Trained Financial Coach in 2009.

Financial blogs were becoming a thing, so I started my own in 2007.

…and since I knew about this new media avenue called “podcasting”, I put my DJ gear to work and created the Money Plan SOS Podcast.

From 2010 to 2015, the show continued to reach a global audience – with the sole message that we all should “Pay Attention – Not Interest”.

The Money Plan SOS Podcast won a Plutus Award for “Best Debt-Focused Personal Finance Blog”.

Well, I guess the blog won – but the blog was really the show notes from the podcast episodes. That counts, doesn't it?

Money Plan SOS podcast by Steve Stewart
Steve Stewart speaking at FinCon15

Because of FinCon, and the relationships I made with my peers, everything changed!

Paula Pant and J. Money asked me to help with the launch of their new show. I said, “Sure. But editing a podcast isn't easy. I'll have to charge you for it.”

A new part-time job was created. And it was fun!

M.O.N.E.Y, the podcast, was launched to the world on January 29, 2016 and was an instant success – reaching #5 in the BUSINESS charts of iTunes in 72 hours!

Others in the FinCon community heard that I did the editing of the show and started calling.

Within 6 months, I had to give everything up and turned this podcast editing side-hustle into a full time career. #yikes

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Since 2016, I've been a self-employed Podcast Editor.

Me and my trained contractors produce 100 episodes each month, including that first podcast that got me started, the Afford Anything Podcast which was rebranded by Paula in late 2016.

I've been asked to speak at podcast conferences like Podcast Movement and Podfest, and even a couple of WordCamps.

I've been invited to participate in the Podcast Taxonomy project and am a founding member of the Podcast Professionals Association.

But my heart belongs to helping others with their podcasts!


FinCon Expo, as seen at
Podfest Expo, as seen at
WordCamp, as seen at

One more thing:

In 2017, there wasn't a community for Podcast Editors – so I created the Podcast Editors Club Facebook group.

It's grown to more than 8,500 members a few short years!

My friend, Mark Deal, co-founded the Podcast Editors Conference and Podcast Editor Academy – which helps struggling podcast editors build business like mine!

Podcast Editor Academy, Podcast Editors Club, and Podcast Editors Conference

Enough about me…HOW ABOUT YOU?

I LOVE to talk about podcasting.

You're hear (pun intended) to talk about podcasting.

What are you looking for and how can I help?


Afford Anything Podcast by Paula Pant
The Stacking Benjamins Show by Joe Saul-Sehy and OG
MilMo Show, formerly the Military Money Show by Lacey Langford
Steve Stewart edits the Student Loan Planner podcast by Travis Hornsby


You know editing takes time – especially when you have audio issues!
Wouldn't it be nice if you could just record and have the rest done for you?




Spend your time growing your audience instead of editing podcasts

We sweeten the sound and remove sounds that drive people crazy!

You're not just getting an editor, your gaining a team member

Let's make beautiful podcasts together

…shall we?

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I edit, you focus on podcasting




Schedule a call to talk about your goals and get to know me

I edit and put together your show based on your specifications and needs

Spend your time growing your audience and your business!


FinCon Expo, as seen at
Podfest Expo, as seen at