Millennial Money

By Shannah Compton Game

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Let’s be real, most people don’t like talking about sex or politics, and money is the biggest taboo topic of them all. The Millennial Money podcast flips the script on the “old school” approach to money. Relatable, inspiring, and a little bit gritty, host and award-winning Certified Financial Planner Shannah Compton Game helps listeners uncover their money story to see past the numbers to unlock the lives they want to live. Each week Millennial Money creates a safe space by talking with special guests from around the world discussing money wellness, entrepreneurship, traveling like a boss, and what makes millennials tick. By sharing stories from different perspectives and walks of life, listeners discover what works for them and leave their money worries at the door.


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How to Avoid the High Earner, Not Yet Rich Syndrome with Gideon Drucker
00:41:40

Alright, let’s get real here. Are you making six figures but still using your parents' Netflix Login? Are you spending more money at Starbucks than you’re saving into your 401(k)? If you answered yes, you might be what’s called a HENRY- that is a high earner, that is not yet rich.

In today’s episode, Gideon Drucker, a millennial and is a third-generation advisor at his family’s wealth management firm, Drucker Wealth in NYC, is dropping some serious knowledge about what being a HENRY might mean for your future and what can you do now to own your future.


What You'll Learn

  • What is a HENRY and how to avoid being one
  • How do you begin to make money shifts if you are a HENRY
  • What are we getting wrong with our thinking about finances
  • Gideon's three-bucket money approach that will change your life
  • The only number that Gideon says matters in terms of your financial future
  • How Gideon went from a paratrooper to a CFP


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Feb 25, 2020
How to Build a Side Hustle Empire with Nicaila Matthews Okome
00:38:47

It's a fact, side hustling has been around for centuries. Whether it’s investing in real estate or building a business or flipping houses there are a ton of ways to side hustle. The idea of making extra or passive income is in fact one of the key pillars of wealth building. So the side hustle is here to stay.

The trick is to figure out how to make money with your side hustle. Enter Nicaila Matthews Okome. You may know her as the host of the Side Hustle Pro podcast or her course Podcast Moguls. In this episode, Nicaila is sharing her secrets to build a side hustle empire.


What You'll Learn

  • How to make money with your side hustle
  • Side hustle secrets
  • Nicaila's story of side hustling her way into a top-rated podcast and business
  • Why some side hustles fail
  • How to find the right side hustle for you


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Feb 18, 2020
5 Minute Friday: Your Budget
00:06:20

What is about budgets?

For whatever reason, we've believed 5 lies about budgets that just aren't true. In this bonus 5 Minute Friday episode ,I'm breaking down the 5 budget lies that you need to know to get in a better relationship with your budget.

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Feb 14, 2020
The Episode About Couples and Money with Casey and Meygan Caston
00:47:54

When it comes to couples and money there are two issues: #1 you don't want to talk about money with your partner, and #2 you think you are always right. No wonder why money is one of the main reasons that most couples get divorced.

Casey and Meygan Caston, the creators of Marriage 365, are here to share how you can avoid those nasty money fights, get on the same money page, and have a thriving relationship. They share their real-life story of battling through $200,000 in debt, almost getting divorced, to now running a global business that is all about creating happy relationships. It's safe to say they know a thing or two about healthy relationships.


What You'll Learn

  • The story of how Meygan and Casey battled through massive debt and the brink of divorce
  • What are the key components of a healthy marriage
  • Ways to avoid fighting about money so you can finally get on the same page
  • How to play to your strengths in a relationship
  • Why they decided to start Marriage365 and how they help couples around the world
  • Affordable ways to have a date night and keep the flame alive
  • How to battle through those sticky moments as a couple

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Feb 11, 2020
#1 Way to Find Clarity in Your Life & Your Finances with Natalie Franke
00:52:34

Life always has a way of directing you to where it wants you to go. Our guest, entrepreneur Natalie Franke, thought she would just go to college and become a neurologist when life threw her a curveball and she found out you had a brain tumor. Her story ends well – she took this lifestyle change in stride, became a successful wedding photographer, started the Rising Tide Society which was acquired by HoneyBook in 2015, all at the age of 25. Natalie believes that finding clarity in life and your finances can be achieved once you learn how to tap into your genius zone.


What You'll Learn

  • Natalie's story of learning she had a brain tumor and how that changed her career path
  • How to find your genius zone and how that brings clarity in life
  • Why Natalie decided to start the Rising Tide Society
  • How HoneyBook became an integral part of her personal and financial story
  • What you need to know before you start a business
  • What Natalie is doing to help other female entrepreneurs have equal rights


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Feb 04, 2020
Master Your Money Mindset Mashup
00:36:21

According to Dictionary.com, a mindset is the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation, especially when these are seen as being difficult to alter. To achieve success with your money, you must learn how to master your money mindset. 

I thought it might be fun to wrap up the month doing a little mashup of some of the most impactful ideas over the last month to remind you that mastering your mindset is well within your reach. Not to mention, the benefits of doing so will be felt in every area of your life from your relationships, to your career, your relationship with yourself and of course your money situation.


What You'll Learn

  • How to create holistic wealth with Keisha Blair
  • Make your money happy money with Ken Honda
  • Learn to overcome life's setbacks with Michaela Renee Johnson
  • My top tips to master your mindset
  • Why your money mindset is so important to your success


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Jan 31, 2020
The Untold Story of the Invention of the Sports Bra with Lisa Lindahl
00:41:15

No matter your gender, you most certainly know of or have worn a sports bra. In this episode, I have the most eye-opening, inspiring, entrepreneur 101 crash course conversation with Lisa Lindahl, author of the book Unleash the Girls: The Untold Story of the Invention of the Sports Bra and How It Changed the World (& Me), and the creator of the original, very first, sports bra. Lisa shares her story of how she took an idea and turned it into an entire industry, without a business background. If you’ve ever wanted to create something, this episode will inspire you to take that leap.


What You'll Learn

  • How to be fearless with your ideas
  • How Lisa recognized a problem in her life and created a product to change that
  • Why you don't need a business degree to run a business (but you do need a business plan)
  • How to cultivate a good mindset as an entrepreneur
  • The power in asking yourself the question "Who am I"
  • The moment that almost changed everything for Lisa and Jogbra

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Jan 28, 2020
Get Yourself Healthy Now with Julie Voris
00:40:22

I think January is so interesting. It’s the month that as my guest Julie Voris, an online fitness and nutrition coach says, we want to do all the things and the reason we don’t, it’s because we don’t commit to the choice. We give up somewhere between Jan 1 and Jan 31. 

But getting yourself healthy isn't just about losing weight, but it’s about forming good habits, getting your blood flowing so you can think better, have more energy, and spur on some good juju so you can tackle your goals. Thankfully, Julie is here to show you how you can get yourself healthy on any budget. 


What You'll Learn

  • Why being healthy is about so much more than how much you weigh
  • How to incorporate exercise and good nutrition on any budget
  • The mental benefits of working out
  • How Julie cultivated a career around exercise and nutrition
  • What are some easy ways to workout at home
  • Ways to figure out what eating plan is right for your body
  • How to change your mindset around exercise and nutrition

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Jan 24, 2020
Make Your Money Happy with Ken Honda
00:41:20

As our guest, Ken Honda author of the book Happy Money says, "Money is energy. It can be happy or unhappy." So I’m curious, is your money happy, does it smile back at you, because it really should.

Ken is a legend in Japan. He’s japan’s bestselling zen millionaire, and his best selling book, Happy Money: the Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money is a MUST read. Alright, now that I piqued your interest, let’s hear from Ken what exactly is happy money.

What You'll Learn

  • How to determine if your money is happy or unhappy
  • The difference between the Japanese way and the U.S. way of handling money
  • Why most people are in a deeply unhappy relationship with money
  • How Ken Honda decided to focus his effort on the concept of happy money
  • Practical ways to handle your emotions around money

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Jan 21, 2020
Secret Tips to Save Money & Shop Smarter (with Trae Bodge)
00:39:05

I’m throwing my hands in the air and telling you straight up that I love to shop – but I equally love finding a good deal and feeling like I’ve won at ballin’ on a budget. That means I need a little strategy behind my shopping. I asked Trae Bodge, our resident smart shopping expert, to dish everything you need to know how to shop smart and save money all year long.


What You'll Learn

  • How and when to find the best shopping deals
  • Ways to cultivate a good mindset around shopping
  • Are shopping apps and coupons worth your time
  • Does price matching actually work
  • Should you buy online or in-store for the best deals
  • How to think about shopping once you're debt-free
  • Trae's secret tips to save money all year long


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Book of the Month

January's pick: Holistic Wealth by Keisha Blair


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Jan 17, 2020
Money Mental Fitness with Terry Ladow
00:38:10

I discovered a secret a long time ago that I want to let you in on. The power of therapy – not only for things like relationships, or anxiety, or depression but also for things like money.

Therapy is a great tool to help you figure out why you do or do not make certain money decisions. So in this episode, I head straight to the therapy couch with Terry Ladow to find out how you can heal your habits, your heart, and your mind and spur on some money mental fitness.


What You'll Learn

  • What is therapy
  • Why I'm so passionate about therapy
  • What can you expect to do in a therapy session
  • Why would you choose to go to therapy or see a counselor
  • What are some of the benefits you can expect from therapy
  • How therapy can help your money mindset
  • Alternate forms of therapy if you can't afford traditional therapy
  • How to find a good therapist
  • Why we all need to communicate more and how you can incorporate that in your daily life

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Jan 14, 2020
Turn Your Stumbling Blocks Into Stepping Stones with Michaela Renee Johnson
00:36:10

How we view life’s inevitable setbacks can have a profound effect on our overall well-being. After all, crumbling under the weight of disappointment isn’t nearly as productive as finding a way to be happy with a new reality — even when that reality is beyond anything we could have imagined. Michaela Renee Johnson is sharing her profound story of turning life’s stumbling blocks into stepping stones on this episode and how you can do the very same thing.


What You'll Learn

  • Michaela's journey from living in an upscale area in Sacramento to a 27-ft trailer in the Sierra Nevada mountain range
  • How to survive stumbling blocks 
  • Strategies to turn any stumbling block into a stepping stone for the future
  • The scoop behind Michaela's book, Teetering on Disaster
  • The power of your money story and how you can re-create yourself 

 

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Jan 10, 2020
How To Create Holistic Wealth with Keisha Blair
00:45:15

I want you to imagine a life where you are financially savvy and independent, living with purpose and generosity while inspiring others. Keisha Blair, the author of the book Holistic Wealth, is our guest on this episode and she’s dishing life lessons to help you find purpose, prosperity, and happiness in your life right now.

What You'll Learn

  • What is holistic wealth
  • The 6 laws that govern holistic wealth
  • Kiesha's story of finding holistic wealth after the tragic death of her husband
  • Actionable steps to bring holistic wealth in your life
  • How to live an abundant life with purpose


Episode Sponsor

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Book Club of the Month

For January, we’re reading Keisha Blair’s book Holistic Wealth 32 life lessons to help you find purpose, prosperity, and happiness. Head to the show notes for a link to purchase your copy on Amazon and start your journey to cultivating a holistic wealth mindset.


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Jan 07, 2020
Set Your Money Intentions for 2020
00:29:55

I think Kermit the Frog said it best, "Life’s like a movie. Write your own ending." So what do you want your movie to look like? It’s 2020, and that means it’s time to set some money intentions for the year that you can achieve, that will change your life, that have you looking back at 2020 in awe of all the amazing things you’ve done.


What You'll Learn

  • How to change negative emotions around money
  • Powerful ways to set intentions for 2020
  • Why intentions matter more than resolutions
  • Why you need to create a "wouldn't it be cool if" list
  • How to create a list of your top three intentions and strategies to achieve them


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Jan 03, 2020
Skip the New Year's Resolutions & Set Goals Instead
00:22:00

New Year’s resolutions don't work, it's a proven fact. So why would you waste time or energy making resolutions? I’ve got a better plan I’m going to share with you in today’s episode.

According to U.S. News, 80% of New Year's resolutions fail by February. And, in a poll that was taken in 2017, 53% of people said their resolution was to save money and 45% was to lose weight and get in shape while 25% of people said they just wanted to have more sex. Ok, well those aren’t bad resolutions, right. But they don’t stick.

So what can you do – you’ve got to have a different plan for success – and it’s not about resolutions it’s about action.

 

What You'll Learn

  • How to relax into the new year without a laundry list of resolutions
  • Why resolutions don't work
  • How to set goals and make an action plan that will work
  • How to embrace you in the new year
  • Why you should be thankful for the past and move on


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Dec 31, 2019
Investing Trends to Follow for 2020 (with Michele Schneider)
00:37:42

I’m so excited to have back on the show our resident investing guru Michele Schneider. She’s sharing 9 investing megatrends that you need to know for 2020 and a whole lot of investing info to help you know where to put your money next year.

You might remember Michele who wrote the book Plant your Money Tree and was on an earlier episode this year. I’m so in love with her book – I keep it as one of my staples on my nightstand and come back to when I need a good investing refresher. What I love about Michele and her advice is that she talks to us like we’re human and really explains the complex terms.

What You'll Learn

  • The 9 investing megatrends Michele says you need to pay attention to
  • How to spot a megatrend
  • How to research a megatrend
  • How to think about investing past your 401(k) and IRA
  • Michele scoops her upcoming book

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Dec 27, 2019
Spend Money This Way
00:30:12

Have you ever had those moments when you know you’ve got some extra cash in your bank account and then you aimlessly spend it all while thinking, "I know there was some good reason I was saving this money?"

This episode reboot is all about creating a plan to upgrade areas of your life where you spend the most amount of time because, without a plan, that extra cash will likely be spent on stuff you don't really need.


What You'll Learn

  • Why I decided to upgrade four areas of my life where I spend the most amount of time
  • How to create a plan for upgrading your life based on your budget
  • My 25%-50% rule that I use whenever I get extra cash
  • How spending money where you spend your life can help bring balance to all areas of your life
  • How to figure out what areas of your life need some upgrading


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Dec 24, 2019
Network Your Way to Financial Success (with Charles Ruffolo)
00:38:29

I’m curious, how you feel about networking? For most of us, the idea of networking can be fear-inducing. The good news is you now have permission to throw out the old-school networking rules. As our guest, Charles Ruffolo The NetworKing says, the key to networking your way to success isn’t really about you, it’s about what you can give.


What You'll Learn

  • The five basic steps to networking
  • Why you can throw out elevator pitches for good
  • How Charles stepped into networking and turned it into a business
  • Ways to get people to remember you
  • How to use networking to help you financially
  • Charles' #1 rule when it comes to networking


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Dec 20, 2019
Why You Should Bank with a Credit Union (with Tamar Atamian)
00:29:12

If you've never taken a look at a credit union, now is the time. Credit unions are a cooperative banking system meaning they exist literally to give back to their members. Get this, there are over 9,000 credit unions in the U.S. One of the things that makes me so excited is that credit unions are non-profits. They pass profits back to members in terms of lower fees and better rates. 

You may remember Tamar Atamian, VP of Marketing and Advertising from Wescom Credit Union, from an episode in October, and we are back for part 2 to help you fall in love with credit unions and uncover why credit unions might just be better than banks.


What You'll Learn

  • What is a credit union
  • What makes credit unions different from traditional banks
  • How credit unions pass profits back to members
  • How you can join Wescom credit union
  • Why credit unions like Wescom give back to the community
  • How to find and join a credit union


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Dec 17, 2019
Guide to Hacking Health Insurance (with Ashley Oerman)
00:36:02

You’ve got only a few more days to enroll for open enrollment for health insurance in 2020. However, no matter when you’re listening to this episode, you’re going to love this guide to hacking health insurance with Cosmopolitan Deputy Lifestyle Director Ashely Oerman. Ashley is breaking down what you need to know and how to save some bucks in the process, like her great tip on whether to choose an HMO or PPO (hint, there’s more gems like this one in the episode).


What You'll Learn

  • How to figure out whether you should have a PPO or an HMO (and Ashley's $84K trick)
  • What a health savings plan is and why you might want one
  • The biggest lessons Ashley learned putting together her guide to hacking health insurance
  • Tricks to help you save money on your monthly premium
  • Ways to save money on prescription drugs 
  • Career and money advice from Ashley


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Dec 13, 2019
Get Rid of Debt for Good (with Michael Bovee)
00:42:24

I've got a question for you. What would it feel like to be debt-free, to start over from a blank page, to not have that stress and worry hanging over you? I would imagine pretty good – but becoming debt-free takes time, some tips and tricks and as Michael Bovee says, it’s all about getting to know ourselves.

Michael is a debt expert and co-founder of Resolve a company that helps people in financial distress navigate their way to financial health. In this chat, Michael shares ways to pay down debt, the nitty-gritty about debt settlement and the ins and outs of filing for bankruptcy. My rule is there is no room for judgment when it comes to debt – life happens, things happen, let this episode be a tool you can use if you or anyone you know find themselves making debt payoff a top resolution for 2020. 


What You'll Learn

  • What do consumer debt levels continue to rise
  • Is all debt bad debt?
  • Some practical ways to get out debt beyond the snowball and avalanche methods
  • What you need to know about debt settlement
  • What you need to know about bankruptcy
  • How student loans are treated in bankruptcy
  • What to do with medical debt


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Dec 10, 2019
Real Talk About Investing For Women (with Amanda Holden)
00:41:09

I’m normally not a big fan of separating women from men when it comes to money, however, I am a strong supporter of creating a new language around investing for women. Why, because, as our guest, Amanda Holden, aka the Dumpster Doggy says, "there’s a lot of femme shaming when it comes to money, how we’re spending and investing it and well, we just don’t process information the same way, but that’s a good thing."

So let’s drop the bs and get some solid investing advice from someone who is committed to changing the way women invest.


What You'll Learn

  • Why Amanda is passionate about teaching women what they need to know without the bs
  • The story behind Amanda's successful blog, The Dumpster Dog Blog
  • Money blindspots women have and how to avoid those
  • How to win at investing even if you are a newbie
  • Why learning about investing is critical


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Dec 06, 2019
The Power of Your Money Story & How to Create Real Change (with Dr. Daniel Crosby)
00:36:06

We all have a money story. A way in which we grew up thinking about money, either consciously or unconsciously and our money story has power over the choices we make and don’t make with our money.

Our podcast guest, Dr. Daniel Crosby, a psychologist, and a behavioral finance expert says that behavioral changes around money are tough because we all think our money story is normal because that’s all we know. So then the real question is, how do we create real change with our money?


What You'll Learn

  • How powerful are brains are when it comes to money
  • Why your money story is a critical part of your success
  • How you can balance the fear of investing with the need to invest
  • Why Daniel decided to write his latest book, The Behavioral Investor
  • How you can override your money story and create a new one


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Dec 03, 2019
How to Budget (the Right Way)
00:26:43

Six letters – BUDGET – probably one of the most despised combinations of letters in the English language, but that’s because you’re thinking about it all wrong. A budget isn’t a set in stone document that is some formal decree telling what you can and can’t spend your money on. In fact, in this reboot episode, you'll learn how to create a budget, and why I'm giving you permission to throw out your budget with a few simple caveats. 


What You'll Learn

  • Understand why you despise the process of budgeting first
  • What questions to ask yourself to get in a better money mindset
  • Why setting goals is the key to achieving financial success
  • So many tips on how to win at budgeting and tracking your money each month
  • My easy 1-2-3 system of budgeting
  • Why you need to be in the driver's seat when it comes to your spending (your future will thank you)
  • Sharing my own story and struggles with budgeting


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Nov 29, 2019
Money Saving Tips for Black Friday and Cyber Monday (with Jay Klauminzer & Julie Ramhold)
00:32:10

It's that time of year again for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all the deals. It's easy to get carried away and spend more money than you want during this time of year. Luckily, I’ve got Julie Ramhold from DealNews and Jay Klauminzer from Raise on this episode to help us sort out the money-saving tips we need for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.


What You'll Learn

  • Where the deals are, and where they aren't
  • How to shop smarter and make your money stretch
  • Mobile apps and websites to help you save money
  • When the best day is to shop
  • How to outsmart the retailers and know what to buy when
  • How to buy gift cards at a discount with Raise


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Nov 26, 2019
The History Behind What We Eat on Thanksgiving (with Katherine Spiers)
00:28:43

Have you ever wondered why we eat turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and our favorite veggie dish for Thanksgiving? The Thanksgiving meal has evolved so much since the early 1900s and become the holiday we associate with eating until we can't eat anymore.

In this Friendsgiving episode reboot, I sat down with the amazing Katherine Spiers, host of the Smart Mouth Podcast, to find out the history behind the Thanksgiving meal and got to the bottom of our pumpkin crazed eating trends.


What You'll Learn

  • How the Thanksgiving meal has evolved over time
  • Hear the fascinating story behind the year of two Thanksgivings
  • Uncover some regional differences in Thanksgiving
  • Why food has become a powerful mediator to tackling tough conversations
  • What are some of the latest Thanksgiving trends
  • How to make the most out of your Thanksgiving on any budget + host an amazing Thanksgiving party
  • Finally, how to embrace where you're at this Thanksgiving no matter how much money is in your bank account or the goals you've achieved


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Nov 22, 2019
Ace Your Fall Financial Checkup (with Rod Griffin from Experian)
00:36:54

Spring cleaning is one thing. However, there’s something to be said for cleaning up your finances this fall. Your wallet is going to get a workout in the next few months (hello holidays), so I turned to Rod Griffin from Experian to share with you 5 tips to help you ace your fall financial checkup.


What You'll Learn

  • What steps should you be taking to clean up your finances this fall
  • How to give your credit a fall overhaul
  • Tips to revisit your spending and cash flow
  • The best ways to raise your credit score
  • Opportunities to bank additional retirement savings this year


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Nov 19, 2019
Insider Secrets to Sell Your Stuff Online (with Brad Williams from Mercari)
00:31:46

Have you ever wondered how you can sell stuff online and actually make money? In this episode, we're sharing the insider secrets to sell your stuff online.

There are tons of places to sell your stuff, but today we’re talking to Brad Williams head of communications at Mercari, the fast-growing resale marketplace mobile app to help you figure out how to sell your stuff and get paid. And, get this, Brad says the average person has around $723 of stuff in their house just waiting to be sold.


What You'll Learn

  • The evolution of the online resale marketplace
  • How to figure out what stuff will sell and how to sell it
  • How you can earn extra money for the holidays using Mercari
  • How to price things so they sell
  • What to look for as a buyer (how to spot the deals)


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Nov 15, 2019
Don’t Leave Money on the Table with These Powerful Negotiation Strategies (with Jacqueline Twillie)
00:35:13

I’ve negotiated for a lot over my career and it always induces a sense of panic coupled with my heart rate shooting way up, but the truth is, every time I negotiate I earn more or pay less. Thanks to Jacqueline Twillie, the Founder and President of ZeroGap.co, a global training, and development firm that specializes in women's leadership within male-dominated industries is who you want in your corner when it comes to negotiation.

In this episode, we talk about how men and women do negotiation differently, how you can find confidence in any negotiation situation, and secrets to winning at negotiating your salary and so much more.


What You'll Learn

  • The secrets behind Jacqueline's new book, Don't Leave Money on the Table
  • How to negotiate to win
  • How to create a positive mindset around negotiation
  • Practical ways to fight through fear around negotiation
  • What to say when you're negotiating and what you need to know


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Nov 12, 2019
Reframe Your Mind Around Travel (with Mollie Krengel)
00:38:58

Today’s guest, Mollie Krengel, founder of Wild Bum and Wild Hive and a warrior for living life with more adventure & meaning, thinks that we need to reframe our minds around travel and has one simple tip to help you do just that - just get out and start exploring. Traveling isn't always about a big lavish trip but is about the experience and how that experience changes you even if you only travel a few miles from your home. And spoiler, you don't need a big budget to do so.


What You'll Learn

  • Why are we not using our vacation days every year
  • What Mollie thinks is missing from travel
  • Mollie's tricks to travel on any budget
  • Why Mollie started Wild Bum and Wild Hive
  • Why having curated travel guides is one of the best ways to travel


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Nov 08, 2019
Is Your Bank Helping You Get Out Of Debt (with Andrew Au)
00:38:52

The stats don't like - three out of every four millennials are in debt and the problem isn't getting better. What responsibility do banks have in this mess? Andrew Au, a modern business leader who helps big global brands know how to translate millennial, is offering some good advice in this episode to help you think about where you put your money and how they are helping you meet your money goals.


What You'll Learn

  • What responsibilities bank have with the increasing millennial debt
  • How to know if your bank is helping you or hurting your money goals
  • How to best use all the money apps and tools
  • What the future is of money management tech

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Nov 05, 2019
Enneagram & Coffee Expert On Your Relationship With Money (with Sarajane Case)
00:37:46

Our guest, Sarajane Case, is an Enneagram expert and host of the Enneagram & Coffee podcast. Sarajane is sharing so much Enneagram wisdom including why you need to think of your enneagram number as your character structure, not your personality type, and how you can use your number to help you with your finances.


What You'll Learn

  • What the history is of Enneagram
  • Why Enneagram is having its moment right now
  • How can we use our Enneagram number to inform our money choices and behavior around finances
  • A rundown of each of the nine Enneagram numbers and a few traits of each number
  • Sarajane's money story and how she's used her Enneagram number to help her decision making


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Nov 01, 2019
How to Get Recession Ready (with Brandon Renfro)
00:36:45

I bet you’re tired of hearing about recessions – recession this, recession that, but friends, now is a good time as any to get yourself and your career recession ready. Brandon Renfro, CFP, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance and all-around recession expert says the #1 thing to focus on is your career. 


What You'll Learn

  • What is a recession and how does one start
  • How a recession impacts your money situation
  • How to prepare yourself for a recession
  • Steps you should take before a recession hits
  • How to get your career recession ready


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Oct 29, 2019
Most Asked Money Questions Answered (with Clint Haynes)
00:43:00

Have you ever wondered - how do I know if I’m making the right decisions with my finances? How can I figure out if I’m saving enough money? How do I manage to pay off my student loans and saving for my future?

You’re not alone if these money questions keep you awake at night. Clint Haynes is a CFP, founder of NextGen Wealth and the creator of the Financial Freedom Blueprint. He’s got one simple goal – to help everyone understand the importance of having a financial plan in place so you can hit your goals ASAP and on this episode, I put him in the hot seat to answer all your most-asked money questions.


What You'll Learn

  • Clint's definition of financial freedom and why he's passionate to help others find it
  • How to figure out if you are making the right money decisions
  • What are some common money blind spots to be aware of
  • How to think about your investments
  • What you need to know before you hire a financial planner
  • How to pay off debt while also saving some cash


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Oct 25, 2019
What Would You Give Up to Get Rid of Debt (with Tamar Atamian)
00:33:08

What would you be willing to give up to get rid of your debt and save more money?

In this episode, I sat down with Tamar Atamian, the VP of Marketing at Wescom Credit Union, to have a chat about a recent financial survey of Southern Californian millennials. I learned some eye-opening findings like millennials in Southern California save less than $200 a month. It makes sense, this city is expensive and you have to choose how to best use your cash. Whether you live in a big city like Los Angeles or a small city, you know the struggle of figuring out how to save money, how much to save and then what to do with it.


What You'll Learn

  • What most millennials would do to get rid of debt
  • How to balance saving money and achieving big goals like buying a house
  • Why Tamar thinks credit unions are an important piece of your financial future
  • How financial fears are impacting our finances
  • Tips to rev up savings in unlikely places


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Oct 22, 2019
Spend Your Money Where You Spend Your Time Reboot
00:30:38

Have you ever had those moments when you know you’ve got some extra cash in your bank account and then you aimlessly spend it all while thinking, "I know there was some good reason I was saving this money?"

This reboot episode is all about creating a plan to upgrade areas of your life where you spend the most amount of time because, without a plan, that extra cash will likely be spent on stuff you don't really need. Originally aired earlier this year, I learned so much in this episode that I wanted to share it with you again.

What You'll Learn

  • Why I decided to upgrade four areas of my life where I spend the most amount of time
  • How to create a plan for upgrading your life based on your budget
  • My 25%-50% rule that I use whenever I get extra cash
  • How spending money where you spend your life can help bring balance to all areas of your life
  • How to figure out what areas of your life need some upgrading


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Oct 18, 2019
Money Wisdom From Dad Reboot
00:37:07

My dad is somewhat of a legend in the financial services world. He's been helping people for well over 40 years now and is beloved for his personality and intent on always putting the client's needs before his. I know him as Dad and the person who taught me almost everything I know about personal finance.

My Dad, Stan, is joining us for a lively discussion about the advice he has about how to be smart with your money in your twenties and thirties. We'll also talk about the difference between perceptions of money when he was in his twenties versus now - which is always a fun topic for me.

Dad's top advice:

  • Save for emergencies (and save more than you think)
  • Invest in your 401(k) and don't touch the money
  • Cover your risks, but only if you have a strong ER fund
  • Don't be afraid to try and learn when it comes to smart money moves


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Oct 15, 2019
Mom & Dad’s Money Advice is Kind Of Wrong
00:32:51

The money rules that your mom and dad and previous generations lived by no longer work. As a millennial, you are seeing a very different world. This new world means you’ve got to know what advice still works and what advice just doesn’t cut it anymore.

Join me in a solo episode as I break down the money advice that works and what money advice needs to be shown to the curb. 


What You'll Learn

  • How to dissect the money advice you received as a child
  • What money advice worked well for our parent's and grandparent's
  • Why we need new money advice as millennials
  • What money advice should we keep and how to use it to our advantage 


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Oct 11, 2019
The Key to Kick Ass in Life (with Laura Eshelman)
00:36:11

Everyone wants to know the secret to kick ass in your career and your life. My guest, Laura Eshelman, is the host of the podcast Kick ass in life, and she has one secret to share that she thinks is the key to kick ass in life.

Laura is creator and host of the podcast Kick Ass in Life to help recent grads and others get hired fast, be smart with money and be happier and healthier. Earlier this year Laura released her first ebook on Amazon, “Kick Ass in Your Career.” You won't want to miss her life-changing advice on this episode.


What You'll Learn

  • The keys to kick ass in life
  • The lessons Laura has learned in the corporate world about getting ahead
  • Why negotiating is your key to success - and how to do it well
  • Laura's tips on how to afford to live in an expensive city
  • Laura's money story and the powerful money mindset pieces she's learned over the years


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  • Kick Ass in Life podcast
  • Site: http://kickassin.life/
  • IG: https://www.instagram.com/kickassin.life/
  • FB: https://www.facebook.com/kickassinyourlife/


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Oct 08, 2019
Create a Money Roadmap Without Being Rich (with Anna Sergunina )
00:42:12

One big common misconception is that you have to have a ton of money to start doing cool things with your money, like growing it or giving it a direction, and that simply isn’t true. Some of the best money moves I’ve made is when I didn’t have a lot but I knew I needed to be really intentional and good things happened because I had a plan in place.

Our podcast guest, Anna Sergunina is also working to blow up that myth. Anna is a kick-ass Certified Financial Planner and the President & CEO at MainStreet Financial Planning Inc., the nation’s largest fee-only, hourly project-based financial planning business. Even though she became a CFP, she still admits that she made all possible financial mistakes as a young adult. Her career goal is to help you understand that you don't have to be rich to start working on your finances.


What You'll Learn

  • What are some of the biggest myths that people believe when it comes to money that hold them back
  • What is a money roadmap and how do you create one
  • How do you achieve a money goal without being rich
  • Anna's story to becoming a CFP and what she's passionate about teaching
  • Why is everyone talking about money dates


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Oct 04, 2019
Don't Save for Retirement (with Daniel Ameduri)
00:34:02

I've often said that retirement is going to look very different for us - unlike anything we've seen before and that will require a different way we save our money.

Meet Daniel Ameduri, whose new book, Don’t Save for Retirement, offers a unique way to think about retirement that is somewhat counterintuitive to how we’re being taught. He's joining us on the podcast to talk about how you need to think about retirement, and hint, it’s unlike your parent’s and your grandparent’s version of retirement.


What You'll Learn

  • Three reasons why Daniel says retirement will be different
  • How to plan and save for this different version of retirement
  • What inspired Daniel to write his new book, Don't Save for Retirement
  • Why passive income is a pillar to building wealth
  • How to change your mindset around retirement


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Oct 01, 2019
How to Talk to Kids About Money (with Gregg Murset)
00:36:43

Do you remember who talked to you about money?

For most of us, the answer to that question is no one, really. In fact, a recent study by Quicken revealed that one-third of adults said no one taught them about money when they were a child and in turn, are twice as likely to delay talking to their own children about money until they are 18 or older.

Frustrated by this, Gregg Murset, CEO of BusyKid, decided to find a better way to talk to kids about money. Using technology, Gregg created My Job Chart, the first electronic chore/allowance platform to take advantage of our modern digital society. I so wish I had this as a kid! 


What You'll Learn

  • Practical ways to talk to your kids, or anyone's kids, about money
  • How to use technology to change the conversation and impact with kids
  • Money wisdom Gregg has learned from talking to his 6 kids about money
  • Why Gregg thinks we all need to pay attention to financial literacy
  • How to turn chores and an allowance into a savings account and stock investing


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Sep 27, 2019
Beat Money Anxiety with Microsteps (with Katie Prentke English)
00:33:59

Money anxiety is a real thing. Most of us feel some level of anxiety every month when we're worried if we will have enough money in our bank account to pay for all our expenses. When something out of the blue comes our way, the anxiety levels can increase quickly.

Katie Prentke English, Co-Founder, and Chief Marketing Officer of Harness Wealth has an interesting solution to beat money anxiety head-on with something called microsteps.


What You'll Learn

  • Why Gen X might have more money anxiety than millennials or the younger generations
  • What causes anxiety and fear around money
  • How can microsteps help to get rid of anxiety
  • How to break down a big goal like buying a house into microsteps that you can achieve
  • Who is Harness Wealth and why are they different


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Sep 24, 2019
Dispelling the Myths Around Life Insurance (with Faisa Stafford)
00:30:42

Don't leave your loved ones hanging. Countless surveys suggest that life insurance is one of the most misunderstood financial products and one of the most hated. But, life insurance can provide so many great benefits to your loved ones so it needs to be talked about.

Faisa Stafford is President and CFO of Life Happens, a national nonprofit dedicated to educating consumers about the importance of life insurance and other related products for sound financial planning, is our guest on this episode. She's dispelling some of the most popular myths and misconceptions about life insurance and proving why it's worth a look if you're young and healthy.

This is probably the episode that everyone is a bit reluctant to listen to but should absolutely tune in and share it with everyone they know!


What You'll Learn

  • What are the biggest myths around life insurance
  • Who is life insurance for and why would they need it
  • When is the best time to think about buying life insurance
  • The tools and education Life Happens offers that are free for you
  • What two things you absolutely need to know about life insurance and your financial future


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Sep 20, 2019
Confessions of a Crypto Millionaire (with Dan Conway)
00:33:42

Dan Conway is just like you and me. He is a married father of three who had what he called a "soul-crushing" corporate job who turned to cryptocurrency as a way out. However, Dan's attraction to crypto wasn’t borne of a get-rich-quick dream, although he certainly wasn’t immune to those. He was a true believer because he was living the problem crypto sought to fix.

In Dan's new book, Confessions of a Crypto Millionaire, he chronicles his journey from his corporate job days to cashing in earning fourteen million dollars investing in Ethereum. I can't wait for you to hear Dan's story on this episode! 


What You'll Learn

  • What sparked Dan's interest in cryptocurrency
  • A short 101 on cryptocurrency and what you need to know
  • Why Dan was so intrigued with Ethereum and invested all he had in this currency
  • The lessons Dan learned about life and money on his journey
  • What happens after you make millions in investing


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Sep 17, 2019
More Travel and Less Stress (With Gavin Delany)
00:36:31

Let's be real for a second. The idea of traveling in a group hasn't always been my cup of tea. Something about it always brought the same sense of fear of being in junior high and waiting for someone to pick me to be on their team. What if the other travelers don't like or I don't fit in?

However, there is definitely something to be said about having an expertly planned trip where I can avoid the stress of planning it all and great adventures that are within my budget. Gavin Delany, from Stride Travel, has read my mind. Stride Travel is a company that connects you with the best expertly planned trip for you so you can save time and money and most importantly have some epic adventure! 


Let's Dig In

  • Learn how to have an authentic travel experience on any budget
  • Uncover what some of the biggest costs are when you travel that you might not be aware of
  • Hear some of Gavin's favorite travel adventures
  • Why you need to visit places now that are being affected by climate change (and what those places are)
  • Gavin's tips to travel better in the upcoming year


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Sep 13, 2019
Unlock Healing with Reiki (with Shannon Marzella)
00:42:14

We tend to talk about money in a very pragmatic way - do these seven steps, save this much, don't do this, make sure you have a budget, etc. All good tips, but there's something else. For most of us, we know what we should do, but life gets in the way. These blockages can build up over time and stop us from achieving our goals. 

Reiki is a technique I started using last year to help clear blockages so I could achieve goals. On this episode, we're dishing all you need to know about Reiki with Shannon Marzella, who is an intuitive and Reiki energy healer. 


What You'll Learn

  • What is Reiki and how can it help you with your finances
  • What happens to you in a Reiki session
  • What causes us all to create blockages to achieving goals
  • A few takeaways from my Reiki session with Shannon 
  • Why alternative healing might be the missing piece in your life - and why it is not as scary as it sounds


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Sep 10, 2019
Be Brave and Get Clear on What You Want with Cait Scudder
00:30:04

Have you ever wanted to achieve a goal so bad, like deep down in your bones, but for some reason you talked yourself out of it? It’s too big, I’m not smart enough, I don’t have enough money. Instead of talking yourself out of why you can’t achieve it, start with deciding that it’s already yours. 

That's what our guest Cait Scudder did. Cait is a business coach, speaker, and success catalyst for driven women determined to rise. She built and scaled her online business to multiple six-figures in under two years, all from her laptop in Bali.


What You'll Learn

  • How to be ultra clear in your goals so you can achieve them
  • The steps Cait took to build a multiple six-figure business from a laptop
  • Understanding your definition of success
  • Biggest hardships women have around building successful and profitable businesses
  • Cait's secrets to mastering your money mindset


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Sep 06, 2019
A Sneaky Way To Build Wealth with Jay Klauminzer
00:24:49

Do you want to know the secret to building wealth? Ok, here it is- the secret is being smart with your money and leveraging it well. It’s not always about making more money every month but it’s about using what you’ve got in the most effective way day in and day out. And today’s guest Jay Klauminzer from Raise is going to help you do just that by dishing secrets to save money where you shop every day so you can use that cash to fund other stuff you want to do.


What You'll Learn

  • Powerful ways to save money where you shop on everyday purchases
  • How mobile payments are changing the way we shop
  • How to use gift cards to spend your money wisely
  • Jay's #1 money lesson that will change the way you think about your finances


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Sep 03, 2019
Take Back Your Bank Account + Take Back The Life You Want to Live
00:32:43

I’ve gone through most of my life letting my bank account balance dictate my mood. I’ve stuffed ATM receipts in my wallet without looking at them, sat through amazing dinners fixated on how much money I don’t have at the moment, and stopped myself from truly living life….just because of that number.

On this episode, I'm sharing how I decided one day to take back my bank account and started a movement of others doing the same.


What You'll Learn

  • How my fear around money kept me stuck from achieving my goals
  • What are the things you can control with your finances
  • Proactive steps to let go of the things you can't control
  • The biggest truth you need to learn about your family and money
  • Why you need to throw out what you know and focus on taking small steps


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Aug 30, 2019
Get A Life You Love On A Budget You Can Afford With Kumiko Love
00:30:14

Raise your hand if you’ve ever said the words, “I don’t want to deal with my money right now?” Friend, I am right there with you. Especially in those seasons when I had debt or things just weren’t flowing like I’d hope they would be. The truth is, we all face different money seasons and challenges – absolutely no one is immune.

You may know of our guest today, Kumiko Love from the Budget Mom. She’s the real deal, paid off a ton of debt, and has some serious money advice to share on how to live a life you love on a budget that you can afford. Now that’s a tag line I can get behind!


What You'll Learn

  • What Kumiko's secret was to pay off $77,000 in eight months
  • Practical ways to move from paycheck to paycheck to money success
  • How Kumiko's upbringing taught her some of her most important money lessons
  • The ways your finances change after having a baby and how to create a plan on any budget
  • Ways to erase the idea of perfection when it comes to your finances
  • Kumiko's journey to becoming The Budget Mom


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Aug 27, 2019
Navigating Love and Money with Nicole Middendorf
00:32:09

Money is still a major taboo subject in a relationship—whether you’re on your first date or have been with your partner for multiple years. Money can be confusing and even, let’s just say, uncomfortable to discuss – wouldn’t it just be better if we all had this chip in us that allowed the other person to inherently know our money story without having to say a word.

Nicole Middendorf, a Wealth Advisor and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst with Prosperwell Financial, is here to thankfully help us take a deeper dive into how we navigate love and money. This fall her fifth book “Who Pays? Navigating Love and Money” will hit bookshelves. Nicole’s life goal is to reduce the divorce rate by helping couples – and especially women – feel less intimidated when talking about money. Yes, Please!


What You'll Learn

  • What makes money so tough for couples to deal with
  • What you should and shouldn't share about money in every phase of your relationship
  • How to figure out who should pay and whether it matters
  • How to deal with money in blended families
  • Why we'd rather get divorced then deal with money in our relationships
  • The #1 subject Nicole says every couple must talk about when it comes to money


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Aug 23, 2019
Finding Balance in Mt. Hood Columbia River Gorge Oregon
00:30:54

To be good at anything in life, your career, your relationships, managing your money, etc. you need to find some balance. For my husband Jeff and me, that means escaping from time to time and finding places to explore that are about beauty, exploration, experiences and if we're lucky, making a few friends along the way. On this episode, we invite you to escape with us to one of the most beautiful places in Oregon, the Mt. Hood Columbia River Gorge area.


What You'll Learn

  • Why balance is so important and not just a buzz word you hear often
  • How to find balance on just about any budget and why you don't often need to travel far
  • How Ali McLaughlin created a business (MountnBarrel) with the sole purpose of helping others relax and enjoy life while sipping wine on a bike
  • The discoveries you can find traveling to unique places like a historic inn (Balch Hotel) in a tiny town and how that tiny town can change you in all the right way
  • The serene beauty of Oregon rivers and the healing power of the water along the Clackamas River
  • Why Mt. Hood Columbia River Gorge should be on your travel to-do list


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Aug 20, 2019
Get Yourself in the Kitchen, Learn How to Cook & Save a Ton of Cash With Ken Rubin
00:40:58

What was the first thing you learned how to cook? For me, it was scrambled eggs and ever since I’ve been fascinated by food. Cooking has a reputation for being scary and expensive, but it is anything but that.

As Ken Rubin, who is an accomplished chef from Rouxbe and our podcast guest says, "Start with one dish, one little thing…master that, and then build out your toolkit of food." Great advice whether you want to turn your love of food into a business or just want to learn how to make a few killer dishes. Learning how to cook is probably one of the smartest money moves you can make – and you can bank on that!


What You'll Learn

  • How can learning how to cook really save you money
  • What are some staple dishes that everyone should know how to make
  • Breaking down some of the biggest myths around cooking, including Ken's answer to "I can't cook"
  • How you can turn your love of cooking into a full-time career
  • Some of the most inexpensive but awe-inspiring ingredients that you might have in your pantry right now


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Aug 16, 2019
How Did You Learn About Money? Talking Generational Differences Around Money & More With Lucas and Dr. Wayne Pernell
00:45:12

Most of us didn’t grow up with parent’s who taught us about money. Do you even remember how you learned about money? There is radio silence from our parent's and family members because there is so much shame, guilt, and negative feelings inherent in all of us around money.

I had the pleasure of chatting with Dr. Wayne Pernell, aka Dr. P, on a much-loved previous episode. I was excited to sit down again with Dr. P and his son, Lucas who is in his 20’s, to talk about the generational differences around money and how we can work to break them apart.


What You'll Learn

  • Why do generational difference exist when it comes to money
  • Is it too late to have money talks with our parent's, and what should we talk about
  • The biggest money lessons Lucas and Dr. P learned and why each is important
  • How to recognize if you are stuck in a money pattern from your past
  • How your mind might be tripping up how you think, act, and feel about your money


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Aug 13, 2019
The Quest for Financial Independence with Bola Sokumbi
00:33:40

There always has to be a why when searching for financial independence. Why do you want to want to save money, why do you want to buy a house, why do you want to change your career, why do you want to retire early?

Our guest on this episode, Bola Sokumbi, is a finance expert, author, podcaster, and founder of Clever Girl Finance discovered her why way back in college when she saved 100K in three years – that is no small feat. She did all sorts of things to save the money, stuff that you and I might think is crazy… but it worked. And now she wants to show you how you can find your why, create massive change in your life, and have some fun doing it.


What You'll Learn

  • The steps Bola took to save 100K in three years
  • The money lessons Bola learned from her mom that helped her in her financial journey
  • Why Bola decided to write a book and the chapters she thinks you need to read ASAP
  • What's one piece of money advice Bola wished every woman knew
  • How to achieve big money goals when they feel so far away


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Aug 09, 2019
How Storage Boxes Can Help Solve Your Biggest Money Worry With Joseph Woodbury
00:35:00

What is your biggest money worry – not having enough money to pay off your student loan, maybe you’re in a mortgage that’s over your head right now, or maybe you’re just trying to figure out how to quit your job and be a stay at home parent. You could win the lotto, but what about something as simple as earning passive income from the extra space in your home?

Joseph Woodbury is the CEO and co-founder of Neighbor.com and our guest on this episode. His company has a seemingly basic concept – rent out the extra space in your home to people who need affordable and local storage space, earn passive income and everyone is happy. But there's more to the story. 


What You'll Learn

  • How homeownership debt affects your ability to build wealth
  • What's the deal with the antiquated storage solutions and why Joseph decided there need to be a change
  • The two big money problems Neighbor solves all at once
  • The power of passive income streams and how it can literally change your life
  • Why Neighbor loves debunking the myth that it is "too good to be true"


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Aug 06, 2019
So I Bought A Car & It Put All My Money Lies To The Test
00:27:50

Should you buy the car, should you lease the car, which car should you get? You can drive yourself crazy until you remember, it’s just a car.

So I bought one, and here’s my story.


What You'll Learn

  • How I turned an expensive SUV purchase into a good money decision
  • The money lies over leather seats that almost kept me from a good deal
  • Why not all bad decisions are bad decisions
  • My tips for how to be smart when you buy your next car
  • Why you need to think like a financial planner sometimes and how to do it
  • How I ended up eating my words about Volvo's


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Aug 02, 2019
How She Made Six Figures Blogging + You Can Too with Kate Kordsmeier
00:35:55

How would it make you feel if you launched a blog and it earned six figures in three short years? The skeptics say it’s not possible, but Kate Kordsmeier from Root + Revel did it and so can you.


What You'll Learn

  • Debunking the biggest myths when it comes to blogging and earning an income
  • Kate's story from journalist to full-time blogger earning over six figures in three years
  • The different ways you can make money as a blogger
  • What kind of setup you need to launch your blog (and why you don't need to spend a ton of money upfront)
  • How to develop your niche as a blogger
  • When to take the leap from your job to full-time blogger
  • How much money you can reasonably make as a blogger and how much time you need to invest


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Jul 30, 2019
When You'd Rather Go To The Dentist Than Deal With Debt With Michael Micheletti
00:34:19

There isn't much more that I dislike besides going to the dentist. However, in a recent study by Freedom Debt Relief, debt is still one of those taboo topics. Not only do we not want to talk about, but debt is also a silent killer of your dreams and goals and is the #1 cause of stress and anxiety around money. 

Michael Micheletti, Director of Corporate Communications for Freedom Debt Relief, is dishing all the jaw-dropping revelations from this study and helping us understand the power of debt in all areas of our life. 


What You'll Learn

  • 41% of Americans said they do not set aside money for their retirement plan. Why is this is happening?
  • Do we have different debt now than previous generations?
  • Understanding why 40% of college grads thought their college education was not worth the cost. 
  • What options do you have if you are in debt?
  • How to cultivate a good mindset when you are in debt. 
  • What steps can we all take to be better prepared with our finances so we don't go into debt?


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Jul 26, 2019
The Mystery Behind Why Healthcare Sucks With Dan Weissmann
00:40:09

As Dan Weissmann, host of An Arm and a Leg podcast says, "You gotta be ready to do some pretty good adulting to figure out this whole health care thing." 

Health care is crazy. People are declaring bankruptcy, no one really knows what kind of coverage they have, and the whole process is just plain screwed up. If you've been trying to understand health insurance and frustrated with the system in place, this podcast episode is for you! As Dan says, we may be screwed, but at least we're all screwed together. 


What You'll Learn

  • What do we really need to know about health insurance that the experts aren't telling us
  • Why you should always negotiate your hospital bill - and how to do it
  • Some of the craziest stories Dan has heard on his podcast, An Arm and a Leg
  • How to figure your way through the cost of health insurance
  • Why you need to know what you have before a disaster happens
  • Why Dan decided to start the podcast and what's up for season 2


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Jul 23, 2019
Grow Your Cash and Pay Off Your Student Loans With Robert Farrington
00:37:20

Student loan debt is real and politicians are fighting about it with no clear answers. Meanwhile, what you really want to know is can you actually pay off your student loans and build your wealth at the same time? 

Robert Farrington, the mastermind behind The College Investor who is also America’s Student Loan Debt Expert, is dishing his tips to pay off your debt while balancing the need to grow your wealth.


What You'll Learn

  • In what ways does debt hold you back from growing your wealth
  • How to balance the emotions of debt and lean into the process of paying them off
  • What has caused the student loan debt issue and Robert's thoughts on the future of college
  • Practical steps you can take to build wealth while you are paying off your debt
  • Robert's student loan debt journey and how he achieved success


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Jul 19, 2019
The Secrets to Raising a Family and Paying Off Debt With Jessi Fearon
00:30:25

Jessi Fearon and her husband tackled two of life’s biggest challenges all at once – managing the cost of raising a family while simultaneously climbing out of over $55 in debt…they didn’t have superpowers or win the lottery, but we’re showing how they did it in this episode (and how you can as well). 


What You'll Learn

  • What does it mean to be debt-free
  • How people get trapped in the debt cycle and what steps should you take to break it
  • How debt impacts your budget when you're also raising a family
  • How to overcome roadblocks when you're trying to pay off debt
  • How soon-to-be parents can prepare their bank accounts for a newborn
  • The one tip Jessi says you can't live without when you're trying to pay off debt


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Jul 16, 2019
Summer Reboot - Put Your Finances on Autopilot
00:29:50

The best part about being a podcaster is getting to create a community and deliver content that you want to hear. Your Ask Shannah questions have inspired this podcast episode, and we're starting off with a question about how you can put your finances on autopilot (inquiring minds want to know). I'm a big fan of autopilot, mixed with a few manual pieces each month to get your money flowin' in the right direction.

 

What You'll Learn

I'm tackling three Ask Shannah questions in this episode and diving deep into some tools that you can use to help your finances for the rest of this year and beyond.

  • Learn how to put the key areas of your finances on autopilot - budgeting, saving, investing, banking and more
  • Learn why you should consider hiring a CPA (despite the cost) if you're going through a milestone like getting married or having a baby or changing careers
  • Learn ways you can rebuild your savings account after you've had to drain it


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Jul 12, 2019
Summer Reboot - Can Your Mind Make You Broke (& How to Avoid It)
00:24:45

Have you ever made a money decision that you regretted later? I’ve made about a million of these over the years, but I’ve also learned how powerful your mind is when it comes to money. Can you trick yourself into being broke or being wealthy? How powerful do you think your mind is when it comes to your bank account? We’ll uncover these answers and the most common money mindset traps in this episode.


What You'll Learn

  • The four negative mindset traps that can actually make you broke
  • How to recognize the mindset traps and what you can do to strategize against them
  • Why you need to define what success means to you and how that might be affecting your bank account
  • My own stories of powerfully connecting my health with my wealth and what I've learned
  • Why you should have your own version of the "24-hour" window before you make big purchases
  • How a "f**ck it bucket" can give you options in life when you need them the most


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Jul 09, 2019
Summer Reboot - A New Way to Look At You With David Lynch
00:54:11

So excited to bring you this summer reboot episode that has a special place in my heart.

Have you ever wondered how your health affects your bank account? It does, in powerful ways, and I’m going to tell you why in today’s episode.

In 2017 I was determined to find a way to get a better balance in my life because I knew that it had a direct correlation with my finances, so I joined a yoga studio. I liked it a lot, until one day I walked into David Lynch's class and then I fell in love with yoga. I fell in love with the power to transform my mind form the inside out.

It’s a new year, and if you’re going to do a new you now is the time to understand the strong connection between your health, your mindset, and your money.


What You'll Learn

  • The power that your mind and body has on your overall success
  • Why you need time to reset your mind every day (& how to do it)
  • Ways you can cultivate a better mindset this year
  • How to figure out what you focus on and what distracts you from achieving your goals in life
  • David's career and life journey that lead him to yoga


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Jul 05, 2019
500th Episode & Big Little Money Lies That Hold You Back
00:29:07

This is our 500th podcast episode!

500 episodes of money tips and tricks, saving strategies, travel destinations, healthy money mindset stories and tips, money stories from entrepreneurs, authors, musicians and more and all along the way, you’ve been listening episode by episode. So today, for our 500th episode, we're talking about those big little money lies that are holding us all back from achieving our greatness! 


What You'll Learn

  • We're celebrating 500 podcast episodes
  • The power of money lies and how they will come up over and over again if you aren't careful
  • How to identify the money lies holding you back
  • Why the lie of perfection is so powerful and destructive 
  • The #1 money lie that I get stuck in and work to break every day
  • How to proactively break your money lies


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Jul 02, 2019
Crack The Code On How To Save And Invest On Any Budget With Brandon Krieg
00:32:45

Brandon Krieg, CEO, and co-founder of STASH has a mission. His goal is to make saving and investing accessible and easy for everyone, regardless of your budget. This is a message I echo on this podcast. There's always a little something extra in your bank account that you can use powerfully to help build your wealth and your future, you just need to know how to find it.


What You'll Learn

  • How does STASH practically make saving and investing accessible to everyone
  • In what ways does learning about financial literacy help us build a better financial future
  • How Brandon went from Wall Street working with some very wealthy people to an entrepreneur starting a company with a mission to help everyone save and invest
  • Why Brandon thinks we have an aversion to saving and investing
  • How to invest without fear


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Jun 28, 2019
Align Your Investment Dollars To Support The LGBTQia+ Community With Jay Lipman
00:33:44

June is pride month, although I’d argue that every month should be about loving others no matter what they look like, what their sexual orientation is, or what their life story is. In my opinion, as long as you aren’t hurting anyone else, you have every right to be you, just like I have every right to be me. That may be my view, but I was curious, with the rise of an inclusive culture and social responsibility, how are companies and investors supporting the LGBTQia+ community.

My guest and fellow millennial is Jay Lipman, co-founder, and president of the Fintech asset management sustainable investing firm Ethic. On this episode, we're covering a lot of topics including social responsibility investing and what companies are doing to support the LGBTQia+ community.


What You'll Learn

  • Are we seeing a strong shift in companies towards better equality with LGBTQ workers or are we still just talking about it without any definitive action
  • How and why are companies aligning their investment portfolios to support the LGBTQia+ community 
  • If you’re an investor and want to support the LGBTQ community, are there certain things you can be doing
  • What lead Jay to a career in social entrepreneurship
  • What are trends that are emerging in the social/sustainable investing space
  • What can we do as millennials with less cash to build a sustainable investing practice


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Jun 25, 2019
How to Spend Less and Travel More With Jesse From Dollar Flight Club
00:31:20

While you are busy Googling best ways to pay off debt, and best mutual funds to invest in, and best ways to build a budget, you should also be paying attention to best ways to travel.

if you’re going to travel, you might as well know some of the insider tricks to save money, like how you could save a ton of cash just by traveling to and from a different airport. I’ve saved thousands and thousands of dollars over the last few years with different smart money moves that I’ve made, but I wanted to chat with Jesse from Dollar Flight Club to find out what else we should know about to saving money when we travel.


What You'll Learn

  • What are some of the secret ways to find flight deals
  • Busting apart some long-held travel myths so you can find the best deal
  • Why traveling to and from a different airport can save you a lot of cash
  • The difference between Dollar Flight Club and Google Flights
  • How to find the best travel deals within the U.S.


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Jun 21, 2019
Invest and Make An Impact With Arianna Savant & Swell Investing
00:37:18

Did you know that you cast a vote every time you spend your money? You are voting for companies whether you realize it or not. When you invest your money, you are doing the same thing…but do you know who you are voting for?

Arianna Savant, Head of Product at Swell Investing, is the guest on this episode demystifying how and why impact investing is important in your investing practice.


What You'll Learn

  • What is driving the movement behind impact investing
  • What is the difference between investing for impact and traditional investing
  • How do you decide what impact companies you should invest in
  • What Swell is doing to bring impact investing to the masses
  • Arianna's money story and her journey to evolve her own investing practice


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Jun 18, 2019
Get Out Of Your Own Way & Step Into Your Greatness With Keren Eldad
00:35:29

When we talk about greatness, we think that means we have to perfect, or wealthy, or recognized as an expert, and so on.

I’ve learned that being great means that I’m using the skills and talents I was born with to contribute a little bit of me into this world. I want you to feel empowered to do the same because reaching your greatness has a lot to do with how you make and grow your money.

Keren Eldad, our podcast guest and success coach, will motivate you in all the best ways to step into who you are meant to be and tap into your greatness.


What You'll Learn

  • How do you figure out what your greatness is
  • How do you then tap into your greatness to enrich your life
  • Is there a wrong way to cultivate a good money mindset
  • Keren shares the story about the last day she was broke and how a Latin superstar helped her out
  • Common ways we hold ourselves back from our greatness


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Jun 14, 2019
Why Your Relationship With Money Matters With Dr. Wayne Pernell
00:35:36

What does it mean to be a relationship with your money and how do you know what that relationship is or what it should be? Your relationship with your money has a big impact on the decisions you make and how well you achieve your goals and it’s up to you to decide what kind of relationship you want.

Our guest on this episode is Dr. Wayne Pernell, a clinical psychologist, executive coach (with 40 years experience), relationship expert, black belt, musician and so much more. He's walking us through the steps to cultivate a good relationship with your money and why it matters in the first place.


What You'll Learn

  • What the word relationship means and how it originated
  • The difference between core and peripheral values and why they matter
  • How our relationship with money will change over time
  • How to rebuild a stronger relationship and push past the crap that doesn't work


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Jun 11, 2019
Real Estate Investing For You & Me With Brian Dally + Ask Shannah
00:36:24

Buying real estate has long been a great way to invest your money. As we saw with the mortgage meltdown, that doesn’t always hold true.

Traditional real estate investing has been associated with people who have a lot of cash. With the financial technology explosion over the last few years, companies like Groundfloor are making a way for people like you and me to invest in real estate without having to win the lottery or rob a bank. Brian, the CEO of Groundfloor, which is the first -- and remains the only -- company qualified by the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer direct real estate debt investments available to non-accredited investors is on the podcast to share what you need to know.


What You'll Learn

  • What is Groundfloor and how is making real estate investing accessible for us all
  • What's the difference between buying real estate and investing in real estate
  • What research should you do before you invest in real estate
  • Why Brian thinks everyone should make their own investment decisions and what you need to know
  • When should you consider investing in real estate over other money goals


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Jun 07, 2019
How To Choose a Guardian For Your Kids & Why (Almost) Everyone Needs a Will With Dave Hanley
00:35:45

Adulting. No matter how you feel about that word, the truth is we all have to deal with topics we’d rather not talk about, like how to choose a guardian for your kid if something happened to you and why almost everyone needs to create a will.

Dave Hanley, CEO of Tomorrow, is joining us on this episode for a lively and fun chat about what you need to know when choosing a guardian and how you can create a will, for free, with no strings attached. 


What You'll Learn

  • The staggering results of Tomorrow's survey on who most of us would choose as a guardian for our kids
  • How to start the guardian conversation and who you should choose
  • Why almost everyone needs a will
  • What goes into creating a will
  • The important money lesson Dave learned in India when he didn't have any money


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Jun 04, 2019
Tune Out the Investing Noise & Become a Better Investor with Michele Schneider
00:38:43

We live in a noisy world – there’s noise on social media, noise on the TV, noise at work and noise in the investing world. I have to admit it’s hard to know what to pay attention to, let alone know what to invest in and when.

Michele Schneider, the author of Plant Your Money Tree, is our guest on this episode dishing what you need to know to tune out the investing noise and tune into what you need to know. She's somewhat of a legend in the investing world and trailblazing woman with pearls of wisdom.


What You'll Learn

  • How to know what to pay attention to when it comes to investing and what to ignore
  • What role social media is playing in keeping you broke and miserable
  • How Mish turned away from her parent's goal of her being a teacher to take on the investing world 
  • Why you need to understand the 6 phases in the market to become a successful investor
  • Her favorite bits of wisdom from her new book, Plant Your Money Tree


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May 31, 2019
The Best Wedding Advice You'll Ever Get With Aleisha McCormack
00:29:49

The average wedding in the U.S. costs $33,931. That's a lot of money to spend in one day. No matter what your budget is, you're going to need some tips on where to spend and where to save your cash. 

Aleisha McCormack, the host of the Bridechilla podcast, is joining us on this episode to dish her favorite wedding day tips to keep you and your bank account happy. (FYI: Aleisha is hilarious and even if you aren't getting married or you're already married you'll want to check this episode out.)


What You'll Learn

  • What are the most overrated expenses Aleisha has seen with weddings that you can avoid
  • Where you should spend and save your cash
  • Why Aleisha says everyone needs a F-it bucket and how it can save your wedding planning
  • What are the ways to avoid stressing out about your wedding
  • The one piece of advice about getting married that Aleisha says you have to know about


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May 28, 2019
Save Money & Pick The Right Health Insurance Plan with Kim Buckey
00:37:18

It’s no secret that health care costs continue to rise – if you pay your health insurance premiums each month, you know what I mean. Picking the right health insurance matters greatly to your health and your bank account.

On this episode, I had a chat with Kim Buckey, VP of client services at DirectPath, to find out how much cash you could be saving or you might be wasting based on the plan you’ve got.


What You'll Learn

  • Why does it matter what health insurance plan you choose
  • What to consider other than the price of the plan 
  • Why are health insurance premiums continue to rise and benefits are getting worse
  • Do you have to pay your medical bill right away and can you negotiate any fees
  • Get educated on the particulars of your health care plan to know if you should switch when open enrollment rolls around
  • How to save money on your health insurance plan


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May 24, 2019
Introducing Business Wars - McDonald’s vs Burger King
00:04:06

It’s 1948, McDonald’s was unlike any burger joint seen before—a carhop-free eatery with lightning fast service, and low prices. But McDonald’s proprietors aren’t dreaming as big as the entrepreneurs traveling to California to see their groundbreaking restaurant. And for would-be burger king Keith Cramer and milkshake machine salesman Ray Kroc, that’s a golden opportunity. You can hear their story on Wondery’s Business Wars.

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May 23, 2019
Finding Freedom From the 9 to 5 Rat Race With Shane Dillon
00:33:19

Have you ever wanted to drastically change your life? Turn everything upside down, recreate yourself and live a life full of adventure. What if you were just one step away from a radical change in your life?

Today’s podcast episode is going to inspire you, I know it did me. My guest, Shane Dillon, reached out to me a few months ago and I was blown away by his story. Get this, in 2017 he left behind his 9 to 5 job to bicycle across the U.S. and Europe, moved to Spain to teach and wrote his first personal finance book. Shane will inspire you in this episode to reach beyond what you thought was possible for your life.


What You'll Learn

  • How Shane decided to leave his 9 to 5 behind and bicycle across the U.S. and Europe
  • The lessons Shane learned about himself and his finances on his journey
  • Why Shane moved to Spain and how he manages his money living aboard
  • The crazy story of Shane's book, The Franklin Fi, and how he wrote it on a cycling adventure
  • Shane's tips to cultivating a life of adventure, purpose, and passion
  • Why you need to think of yourself as a human corporation


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May 21, 2019
Hidden Forces That Drive Our Choices Around Money With Jeff Kreisler + Ask Shannah
00:37:53

Fact: we have behavioral traps that keep us in our money mindset. We rationalize, compare, and make judgments when it comes to our money. Are those traps keeping you trapped or are they moving you closer to your money goals?

Our guest today, Jeff Kreisler, author of the new book Dollars and Sense, How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarteris sharing the hidden forces that drive our choices around money.


What You'll Learn

  • What are the hidden forces around money and why are they so hidden
  • How to win the battle against irrational spending behavior (that is if you want to)
  • How to trick our brains to make smarter choices
  • Jeff's favorite takeaways from his new book 


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May 17, 2019
The App That Makes Your Financial Life Easier With Gil Akos + Ask Shannah
00:35:40

There is over $2.1 trillion in checking accounts that is just sitting, hanging out, and not earning any interest. Why? Well, most of us are terrorized to part with our cash and love the feeling of seeing our money safe and sound. But that's not helping you build towards your future.

Today's guest, Gil Akos, the co-founder, and CEO of Astra, a mobile app that helps you transfer money back and forth between all your accounts and automate your savings, so really there isn't a good excuse not to save your money. But I know, there are so many apps, do you need another one – I’m right there with you, but I have to say, I’m pretty intrigued…


What You'll Learn

  • What's hurting you by keeping your cash stashed in a bank account
  • Why Gil created Astra and how can it make your financial life easier
  • The trends behind millennials and how much they save
  • Why automating your finances is a powerful way to achieve goals
  • How you can use the power of progress and be proactive to better your finances


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May 14, 2019
Get Your Financial House In Order and Keep It That Way With Peter Lazaroff + Ask Shannah
00:39:27

Call it a conspiracy or whatever you want, but there is a well-orchestrated message out there that creating a plan for your money that helps you achieve your goals is impossible – you’ll never save enough, you’ll never get out of debt, you’ll outlive your money, blah. That's not true because it is possible for you to get your financial house in order right now with what you’ve got in your bank account. Our podcast guest, Peter Lazaroff is going to show us how.


What You'll Learn

  • Easy strategies you can use to build your wealth
  • How to get in a better relationship with the world wealth 
  • Why you should create a reverse budget and how to create one easily
  • The magic of goals based investing and how you can benefit from it
  • Some of Peter's best tips from his new book, Making Money Simple: The Complete Guide to Getting Your Financial House in Order and Keeping It That Way Forever


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May 10, 2019
Spend Your Money Where You Spend Your Time + Ask Shannah
00:30:12

Have you ever had those moments when you know you’ve got some extra cash in your bank account and then you aimlessly spend it all while thinking, "I know there was some good reason I was saving this money?"

This episode is all about creating a plan to upgrade areas of your life where you spend the most amount of time because, without a plan, that extra cash will likely be spent on stuff you don't really need. 


What You'll Learn

  • Why I decided to upgrade four areas of my life where I spend the most amount of time
  • How to create a plan for upgrading your life based on your budget
  • My 25%-50% rule that I use whenever I get extra cash
  • How spending money where you spend your life can help bring balance to all areas of your life
  • How to figure out what areas of your life need some upgrading


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May 07, 2019
Trade Your Talents & Travel the World with Abbey Ley + Ask Shannah
00:32:19

We all have talents – maybe you’re good at writing, or you can bake a mean pie, or maybe you’re great at organization, or snowboarding is your jam. What if there was a way to use your talents to travel the world and have epic adventures? Our podcasts guest, Abbey Ley, is sharing how she traded her graphic design talents to explore the world.


What You'll Learn

  • How did Abbey learn how to trade her talents to travel the world
  • How does Abbey travel while still paying off her student loan and manage her credit card debt
  • Abbey recently went on a 6-week trip - how did she figure out where to save and where to splurge
  • What advice does Abbey have for you to figure out what your talents are that you can trade for travel
  • What has Abbey's money journey been as a freelancer trying to balance earning money with saving for her future


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May 03, 2019
Investing Isn't Just For The Wealthy With Erin Lowry + Ask Shannah
00:34:44

As Erin Lowry says in her new book, Broke Millennial Takes On Investing, it’s easy to think you’re not ready or rich enough to start investing. But what if you’re exactly at the right place right now to start investing and dramatically change your future?


What You'll Learn

  • So how do you know when you're ready to start investing?
  • Why do we all wait too long to start investing
  • How can you get started investing if you're uncomfortable with losing money
  • How Erin got interested in personal finance and ultimately investing
  • Erin's favorite tidbits from her new book, Broke Millennial Takes on Investing


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Apr 30, 2019
How She Lost $1.3 Million The Day She Left Corporate America (and can stomach it) with Morra Aarons-Mele
00:38:37

The idea of going solo is so super sexy – sipping champagne all day long, vacationing when you want, working from anywhere in the world, but what happens to your cash when you go solo is also an important piece of the puzzle. 

Our podcast guest today, Morra Aarons-Mele, is dishing all about how she decided one day to sit down and factor out how much money she left behind the day she walked away from the corporate world. And yes, it's somewhere around $1.3 million. 


What You'll Learn

  • Hear how Morra discovered how much money she walked away from
  • What are women not thinking about that they should be in terms of their financial future
  • How we can begin to change the conversation around retirement so it's something we're inspired to tackle early on
  • Why women tend to be more conservative investors, and how to change our thinking
  • How to push past being introverted and get yourself out there in terms of your career


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Apr 26, 2019
My Journey Through Depression & the Money Lessons I Learned
00:25:58

Did you know that 300 million people around the world have depression and anxiety, according to the World Health Organization, and It’s estimated that 15 percent of the adult population will experience depression at some point in their lifetime? I’m one of them, and this is my journey.


What You'll Learn

  • The money lessons I learned battling through depression and anxiety
  • Why I'm a big fan of creating a "health slush fund"
  • How I used acupuncture and herbs to help heal my body
  • What food choices I made to get my body in fighting shape
  • The economic impact of depression on everyday life
  • How green juice helped heal my body


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Apr 23, 2019
Live Well and Earn Insurance With Yogesh Shetty + Ask Shannah
00:38:06

Being smart with your money is more than just knowing how to pay off debt and save for retirement. Being smart with your money is about taking inventory of your entire life, every aspect of you, and bringing that in alignment with the version of life you want to live.

Our podcast guest, Yogesh, is the CEO and co-founder of Avibra, a super innovative new app that is flipping the idea of life insurance on its side and focusing on how longevity + mortality can come together to create a unique value to current and next-generation customers.


What You'll Learn

  • Why traditional life insurance gets a bad wrap
  • How to incorporate life insurance coverage in your financial plan
  • What living well and making smart lifestyle choices have in common with life insurance
  • What Yogesh learned growing up in a poor family in India that he's brought to his company, Avibra
  • How seeking wellness translates in your finances
  • What Avibra is doing differently for those who earn less than $100,000


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Apr 19, 2019
Build a Massive Social Following in 30 Days with Brendan Kane + Ask Shannah
00:36:58

It’s no secret, we all have dreams of being the next great social media influencer, and why not, they’re making serious bank. So what does it take to be an influencer and put a few more bucks in your bank account?

Our podcast guest, Brendan Kane, is recently known for gaining one million followers in 100 countries in less than 30 days, which lead to his new book One Million Followers. I’m thinking Brendan can help us all brush up on our social influence.


What You'll Learn

  • Why are we all so hooked on social media influencers
  • What are the economics behind the social media influencer business
  • What can we learn from the Frye festival
  • How can an entrepreneur or small business gain a massive social media following, and should they be focused on that
  • How can we set ourselves up to best work with brands
  • What advice would you give someone who wants to grow their social account authentically


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Apr 16, 2019
Money Lessons From a Monk Turned Money Manager with Doug Lynam + Ask Shannah
00:41:00

As Doug Lynam, our podcast guest says, money is not the root of all evil, but we all need to be a little bit wealthy. That may seem like a controversial statement from someone who spent 20 years as a Monk, but as Doug talks about in this episode, there is a way to get in a healthy relationship with your money so you can live life on your terms. In fact, Doug ‘s money journey started way back when the monastery he worked for went bankrupt, which forced him to learn about money management – now that’s a story you don’t hear about every day!


What You'll Learn

  • How did Doug go from monk to money manager
  • What life was like as a monk and how that relates to money
  • What money lessons did Doug learn from his monastery going bankrupt
  • Why we should all strive to be a little bit wealthy
  • What advice Doug would give his 30-something self about life and money


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Apr 12, 2019
How to Talk About Money With Your Honey with Dan Hinz + Ask Shannah
00:37:16

Money is one of the leading causes of divorce. Why? Because we don’t like to talk about it, not while we’re dating, not when we get engaged, and certainly not when we get married. Can we change the divorce rate if we just starting talking about money? Today's podcast guest, Dan Hinz, is helping couples learn how to talk about money with their partner so we can all have happy and long-lasting relationships.


What You'll Learn

  • Why is so hard to talk to your significant other and spouse about money
  • What are the trickiest subjects to talk about in regards to money and why do we all avoid them
  • How Dan and his wife handle money issues and healthy conversations
  • How to develop a money system in your relationship that works for both of you
  • How to begin to talk about money early in your relationship


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Apr 09, 2019
Finding My Calling From Sports to Finance with Renee Cohen + Money Game Plan Challenge with Morty
00:38:07

Do you remember your childhood dreams? What did you really want to be? What happens when your dream doesn’t match reality? Today’s podcast guest, Renee Cohen, saw her childhood dreams come true, but that lead her to feeling purpose-less and disconnected. Find out her journey to uncover her calling and how that lead her to the world of personal finance.

What You'll Learn

  • What are some of the powerful lessons Renee learned from her dream not matching reality
  • Renee's thoughts on women in sports and whether women will be able to make as much as men in the future
  • Keys to building a strong money foundation despite all the tugs on our finances
  • How to figure out what your calling is and an action plan to achieve it

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  • Renee's website
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Apr 05, 2019
5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Finances with David Waldrop
00:31:40

There are podcasts, and blogs, and articles and apps all giving you tips and strategies for your money and then there are so many places for your money to go – paying off debt, saving to build your er fund, college funds for kids, buying your first house, going on a trip to Europe to eat gelato in Italy. But there’s only so much money to go around.

Today’s guest, David Waldrop, is a friend of the podcast who has been on the show in the past He’s a CFP® and has so many great tips to help you build a stronger financial foundation, including these 5 easy steps to improve your finances.

What You'll Learn:

  • Why it's easier to start with easy money steps
  • What he thinks is the top money step that everyone must do
  • Why you shouldn't overlook giving yourself a raise and how to do it
  • What the most overlooked money step is and why it's important
  • What he would tell his 30 something self about life and money

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Apr 02, 2019
Planning Your Amazing Retirement Starts Today with Benjamin Brant + Ask Shannah
00:27:17

As our guest today, Benjamin Brant a fellow CFP says, planning your amazing retirement starts today. You’re never too young to think about how you want to live your life in the future. It might not work out that way, but who cares, at least you’re taking some steps to get yourself there vs. waiting and wishing that you somehow hit the jackpot and win the lotto. So, I went straight to Benjamin, a retirement expert, to figure out what you should be doing about your future now.

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  • What are some of the biggest keys to being wealthy
  • What are the investing needs of someone younger vs. someone older
  • What Ben really thinks about the FIRE movement
  • How to set yourself up now for an amazing retirement


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Mar 29, 2019
How Can Women Tackle Impact Investing with Confidence - Ellen Remmer
00:27:29

By 2020 American women will control $22 trillion in capital, and impact investing is expected to reach $440 billion, the real question is how Can Women Tackle Impact Investing with Confidence? Today's podcast guest, Ellen Remmer, is here to discuss the ins and outs of impact investing for women.


What You'll Learn

  • What is impact investing
  • How can you invest for impact on any budget
  • Does impact investing provide as much return as traditional investing
  • What are some ways Invest for Better are working to help women with impact investing
  • Ellen's own story and experience with investing for impact
  • What trends we'll see in the future of impact investing

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Mar 26, 2019
First Comes Love, Then Comes the Prenup with Carolyn Grimes + Ask Shannah
00:26:44

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes divorce? No, wait, that’s not right. Today we’re talking the topic on everyone’s mind – prenuptial agreements. Family law attorney, Carolyn Grimes, is going to fill you in on what a prenup is and why you might be a good candidate.


What You'll Learn

  • Celebrities are good candidates for prenups, but what about the rest of us
  • How to initiate the "I want a prenup" conversation with your hunny
  • What is and what isn't covered in a prenup
  • What happens when you get divorced with a prenup
  • Can you get a postnup


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Mar 22, 2019
Operation Varsity Blues - How Money Can Get You in Trouble with Adebisi Adebowale
00:30:32

The recent Varsity Blues scam rocked the news media, but the storyline isn't a shock to me. I’ve been all too aware that many wealthy people have been able to scam the system for years now. Adebisi Adebowale, the founder of Upliftology, joins us to talk about the scandal and uncover if it is possible for students to get a GOOD education in an Ivy League or non-Ivy League without scamming the system?


What You'll Learn

  • What the Varsity Blues scandal brings to light
  • What changes need to occur in the college system to bring fairness to all
  • The facts behind how this scam was facilitated at multiple levels
  • How to use scholarships to afford college and grad school and not need to scam
  • the system
  • The issues of privileges, the elite, and the impacts on students of color applying to predominately white institutions


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Mar 20, 2019
How to Save for An Epic Adventure with Teresa Mendes + Ask Shannah
00:37:50

Epic adventures are in a word, EPIC. Whether you want to travel to a far-off country and climb Mt. Kilimanjaro or swim the beautiful Great Barrier reef in Australia there are limitless options for epic adventures. But epic adventures take cash, flexibility, and an ability to get outside your comfort zone.

Teresa Mendes is no stranger to epic adventures…she’s been adventuring every chance she gets. In today’s episode, Teresa is taking us to Australia and walking us through how she managed to save $2,000 in 6 months to pull off this trip of a lifetime.


What You'll Learn

  • How Teresa saved $2,000 in 6 months
  • How to figure out what to save and what to splurge on
  • Travel tips to make epic adventures possible
  • What you learn from an epic adventure
  • How to create a strategy to pay off debt post trip
  • Solo travel vs. traveling in a group


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Mar 15, 2019
Work, Work, Work Your Credit Card Points
00:25:10

You might have a love-hate relationship with credit cards, but what if those points unlocked a world of experience for you? On this episode, we're exploring all the magical wonders of credit card points and my system to build up points fast.


What You'll Learn

  • My thoughts on why I'm a fan of credit cards
  • 7 ways you can use your credit card points to put more money back in your pocket
  • My credit card system I use each month
  • How to get in a better relationship with your credit card points
  • Tips to help you get the best cards for your goals


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Mar 12, 2019
I Filed My Taxes, Now What
00:27:35

You filed your taxes, and you're feeling pretty good, now what? Since you’ve got money on your mind, what about taking the rest of March or even April to get some of your money to-do items in motion. You know, that stuff that you haven’t been motivated to do…but you know you should take care of.


What You'll Learn

  • How to create a solid plan for your refund (or any excess money you have lying around)
  • How to build balance into your finances so you stay motivated
  • Discussion of popular money to-do items that you can tackle
  • How to stay focused on one money task each day and the powerful benefits it has on your life


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Mar 08, 2019
Dare to Pay Off Your Student Loans with Grant and Ally
00:44:00

Americans owe over $1.56 trillion in student loan debt - and that number is rising each year. So, what would you do to get your student loans paid off? Would you do something that seems scary just to wipe away your debt?

Today's podcast guest, Grant, and Ally from the new CollegeHumor show, Total Forgiveness, join us to have a lively discussion around student loan debt and the lengths they are willing to go to wave bye-bye to their debt.

What You'll Learn

  • How Grant and Ally came up with the idea for Total Forgiveness
  • How student loan debt impacts our everyday life
  • Is college still a viable option
  • How to approach paying off your student loan debt
  • Grant and Ally's money story around student loan debt
  • The crazy lengths they went to in order to pay down their debt


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Mar 05, 2019
Talking Tech to Put More Cash In Your Bank Account with Jefferson Graham
00:32:47

There are loads of ways to put more money in your pocket every month – two of my favorites are cutting cable and getting a mobile plan that doesn’t drain your bank account. Today's guest, Talking Tech podcast host Jefferson Graham, is dishing the latest trends in streaming services and mobile options to help you save money.


What You'll Learn

  • The latest trends in streaming services for every budget
  • Why Mint Mobile is leading the way in affordable cell service
  • Jefferson's favorite credit card to earn free trips
  • Anything we should be aware of security wise regarding phone carriers
  • How do you know what service is right for us


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Mar 01, 2019
The Price of Fertility with Afton Vechery + Ask Shannah
00:40:30

Fertility is a tricky (and expensive) topic. No matter how you feel about having babies, you have to face that question at some point in life, and it can be a difficult one. Do you have kids, can you have kids, and when is the right time to have kids.

Today's podcast guest, Afton Vechery, co-founder and CEO of Modern Fertility joins me to talk all about the price of fertility and what her company is doing to change the conversation.


What You'll Learn

  • Why is fertility a hush-hush topic
  • What are the physical ramifications of having babies later in life
  • Why traditional fertility testing is so expensive
  • Why we need to start talking fertility in our 20's
  • How fertility testing works
  • Ways to cut the costs when it comes to testing your fertility


Links

  • Modern Fertility
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Feb 26, 2019
Budgeting Sucks, No One Has a Plan, But You Can
00:26:12

Six letters – BUDGET – probably one of the most despised combination of letters in the English language, but that’s because you’re thinking about it all wrong. A budget isn’t a set in stone document that is some formal decree telling what you can and can’t spend your money on. In fact, in this episode, I'm giving you permission to throw out your budget with a few simple caveats.


What You'll Learn

  • Understand why you despise the process of budgeting first
  • What questions to ask yourself to get in a better money mindset
  • Why setting goals is the key to achieving financial success
  • So many tips on how to win at budgeting and tracking your money each month
  • My easy 1-2-3 system of budgeting
  • Why you need to be in the driver's seat when it comes to your spending (your future will thank you)
  • Sharing my own story and struggles with budgeting


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Feb 22, 2019
Money Chat with Drew & Ellie Holcomb + Ask Shannah
00:31:09

Being in a successful relationship, let alone being married, is tough enough but when you add working together, juggling creative projects, and three kids, you get to do a huge victory lap if you make that work. Today's podcast guests Drew and Ellie Holcomb joins us for a real-life money chat about being musicians, making the money work, dreaming up big projects like Drew's Moon River Festival and Ellie's children's book, Who Sang the First Song and keeping their marriage strong.


What You'll Learn

  • How to bring big dreams into reality
  • How these two musicians have build a life around projects that matter
  • Why they saying being on the road and touring is like dating all over again
  • The process of songwriting when you have two different approaches
  • Behind the scenes - how they decide what to spend their money on
  • The end of the year tradition they never miss out on (unless they have a new baby)
  • How they balance having kids with their dreams


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Feb 19, 2019
The Best of the Best Online Banks with Laira Martin + Ask Shannah
00:32:33

Online banks are the new avocado toast, and why not. Traditional banks serve up silly fees and often not-so-great customer service. The last few years have brought the revolution and evolution of some great online banking options, and our guest, Laira from GoBankingRates is sharing who's the best of the best.


What You'll Learn

  • Why do you think more and more people are moving to online banks over traditional brick and mortar banks?
  • Will traditional banks ever go away?
  • Are there any trends you are seeing emerge from this year’s list of the best online banks?
  • I get a lot of questions about online banks with the most popular question being why would I consider switching to an online bank. Why would someone make the switch?
  • What about safety with online banks?


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Feb 15, 2019
The Tactical and Emotional Steps of Mastering Your Money with Danetha Doe + Ask Shannah
00:36:24

Mastering your money is like putting together a great recipe. You need a little of this and a little of that. We spend a lot of time talking about the tactical steps to money, but we also need to understand the emotional component that brings the tactics to life. Today's guest, Danetha Doe is sharing her own money story to inspire you to master the tactical and emotional steps into one perfect combination.


What You'll Learn

  • Danetha's career and money journey that has taken her from the NFL to entrepreneurship, accounting and empowering women
  • How you can effectively combine the emotional and tactical sides of money
  • How to master your money without focusing solely on how much you have (or don't have)
  • What you can learn from your own career journey that provides valuable money and life lessons
  • How to understand the emotions behind the money decisions you make


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Feb 12, 2019
Falling in Love with My Hometown Indianapolis
00:43:57

Sometimes when life gets crazy you just have to go home. For me, that's Indianapolis, and last fall I had a chance to visit and learn why Indy is now one of the hottest millennial destinations to visit. It's got so much to offer everyone whether you like beer, sports, great food, amazing hotels, or outdoor activities to get your blood pumping.


What You'll Learn

  • What makes Indianapolis one of the best destinations to visit and to move to
  • What local millennials are doing to bring the city to life
  • What trends Indy is creating in the world of food, culture, and sports
  • Why I fell back in love with my hometown
  • How to stretch your travel dollars in Indy (and why you should add it to your must-visit list for 2019)


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Feb 08, 2019
How to Get Prepared for Tax Time with Diane Gardner
00:24:45

Tax time rolls around faster than we'd like each year. It's already February, and that means it's time to rustle up all your W-2's and 1099's and get yourself ready for this tax season. Diane Gardner, an Enrolled Agent, and Certified Tax Coach is joining us to share what you need to know about getting prepared for April 15th.


What You'll Learn

  • How to get yourself prepared for filing your taxes this year
  • How the new Tax Act changes will or will not impact your finances
  • What to do if you get one of those tax fraud hoax calls
  • How to get prepared all year long so you don't have to panic
  • What should you do if you're a victim of tax fraud
  • What self-employed and side hustlers need to know about tax deductions


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Feb 05, 2019
Get the Right Mortgage for you with Brian Faux + Ask Shannah
00:39:49

Shopping for a house is a lot of fun. Getting a mortgage is not. Until recently, getting a mortgage to buy a house has been a hassle, full of stress, paperwork, and a lot of money that trades hands. Thankfully, technology and some ingenuity are changing the game. Brian Faux from Morty is joining us on the podcast today to share what you need to know to get the right mortgage for you.


What You'll Learn

  • What is broken with the current system and way we go about getting a mortgage for a home
  • What happened that lead to the mortgage meltdown ten years ago and can we avoid it again
  • What makes for a good homebuyer
  • How can you prepare yourself financially to get a mortgage
  • What does the mortgage process look like
  • How has technology changed the mortgage process and why Morty is so original
  • How you can feel empowered during the mortgage process


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Feb 01, 2019
How to Not Die in a Disaster with Laurie March
00:46:18

You can’t avoid disasters – no matter how hard you try, whether they happen at your house or outside your house, you’re going to come face to face with an emergency. My question to you is are you prepared?

The good news is you don't have to spend a lot of money, but I want being prepared to be a goal on your to-do list. Today's guest, Laurie March, the brains behind Know How Studios, is my go-to girl on all things preparedness.


What You'll Learn

  • How to prepare for lots of different types of disasters
  • Why don't we like to talk about risks (and how that could case even more risks)
  • Why you don't need to spend a lot of money to be prepared
  • How to put together your "bug out" bag and what should be in it
  • How to figure out what your risks are when it comes to emergencies
  • Why a preparedness course is worth the investment to keep you safe


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Jan 29, 2019
Kick Your Student Loan Debt to the Curb with David Carlson
00:31:08

Student loans can suck the life out of you – I mean, you were just trying to get an education to get ahead. Today’s podcast guest, David Carlson, has got a Student Loan Solution to help you kick your debt to the curb.


What You'll Learn

  • How being $100,000 in student loan debt lead David and his wife to learn everything they could about student loans
  • How to find the right student loan payment plan for your life
  • Why you need to be an advocate for your student loan debt (and how to do it)
  • Steps to pay off your student loan debt in 2019
  • Everything about student loan forgiveness plans
  • What you'll uncover in David's new book Student Loan Solution


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Jan 25, 2019
How to Make an Impact & Invest for Your Future with Catherine Berman
00:36:33

Arguably, peanut butter and chocolate is the best combination ever, but there’s a new kid on the block – the combination of your money and the concept of impact investing.

Did you know you have the power to change the world with your dollars? Everything you spend your money on sends a message. This is a concept I’ve become really dialed into the last couple of years, so I was pumped to speak with Catherine Berman, co-founder, and CEO of CNote, an award-winning investment platform where you earn a better return while investing in causes and communities that matter to you.

What You'll Learn

  • Is socially responsible investing just a fad or a great way to invest some of your dollars for a profit
  • What has lead to the growth of socially responsible investing
  • What makes for a socially responsible fund
  • How CNote is working to tie your investing dollars with impact
  • What portion of your money should be investing in impact investing funds


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Jan 22, 2019
Get Your Money Game Plan in Place
00:29:08

Raise your hand if you want to get in a better mindset and smash your goals in 2019? No matter your goal is, big or small, you're going to need a plan to turn it from a desire into an achievable goal.


What You'll Learn

  • Why certain goals succeed and other goals fall apart
  • Talking through some of the goals that have worked for me over the years and how I was able to achieve them
  • Ask Shannah question all about the saving money crisis in America and my thoughts on how to ramp up your savings for emergencies
  • Introduction to the Money Game Plan Challenge to crush your goals in 4-weeks (it's free too)


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Jan 18, 2019
The Art of Staying Small with Paul Jarvis + Ask Shannah
00:34:40

If you open your Instagram or FB app, there’s this unrealistic force that hits you. You can call it FOMO or whatever you like, but the feeling that you need to make millions of dollars in your business and life and work harder and better than everyone else. It’s unrealistic because it will burn you out fast – I speak from personal experience and I’ve witnessed countless others feel the same burn. Today's podcast guest, Paul Jarvis, is showing us why bigger isn't always better.


What You'll Learn

  • Why Paul Jarvis says he doesn't need to make $1 million in business to be successful
  • How to avoid getting trapped in FOMO regarding your business and life
  • What steps you can take this year to increase revenue while still keeping your business aligned with your goals
  • The evolution of Paul's new book: Company of One, and the most powerful lessons from the book
  • Why rats make good pets (seriously)


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Jan 15, 2019
A New Way to Look at You in the New Year with David Lynch
00:53:52

Have you ever wondered how your health affects your bank account? It does, in powerful ways, and I’m going to tell you why in today’s episode.

In 2017 I was determined to find a way to get a better balance in my life because I knew that it had a direct correlation with my finances, so I joined a yoga studio. I liked it a lot, until one day I walked into David Lynch's class and then I fell in love with yoga. I fell in love with the power to transform my mind form the inside out.

It’s a new year, and if you’re going to do a new you now is the time to understand the strong connection between your health, your mindset, and your money.


What You'll Learn

  • The power that your mind and body has on your overall success
  • Why you need time to reset your mind every day (& how to do it)
  • Ways you can cultivate a better mindset this year
  • How to figure out what you focus on and what distracts you from achieving your goals in life
  • David's career and life journey that lead him to yoga


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Jan 11, 2019
Build Your Best Credit Score in 2019 with Marsha Barnes
00:41:46

Your credit score has power and that three-digit number has a dramatic impact on your financial future. If you do nothing else this year, grab your credit score the tail and yank it up to 700+ (preferably over 740). You don’t have to go all crazy trying for an 850 score – but don’t get lazy. Even if you have a good score, it could drop tomorrow by one silly mishap.

Marsha Barnes from The Finance Bar will share her best tips to get your score in check for the new year.


What You'll Learn

  • Why your credit score is a powerful piece of your financial future
  • How to create a better financial brand for yourself
  • Which credit scoring models do you need to care about
  • What action steps you should take this year to raise your score
  • How your score impacts your job and where you live
  • Why Marsha is so passionate about financial literacy


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Jan 08, 2019
My Biggest Money Lessons of 2018 + Ask Shannah
00:31:05

Money lessons are the single most defining element to your money success, and I’m baring all in this episode to share my biggest money lessons of 2018.

Money lessons teach you a lot about yourself and what’s important to you. They can have you headed in a direction that you want to go to achieve your goals or keep you spinning your wheels until you figure out that you’re supposed to make a change or learn something. They are powerful tools – if you chose to use them.


What You'll Learn

  • How I use my biggest money lessons to propel me forward and not hold me back
  • The importance of mental health to your financial health
  • Why you should always have a f**k it fund for when life throws a curve ball
  • What your bank account and your happiness have in common
  • How to process your money lessons


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Jan 04, 2019
Don't Do Resolutions, Do You
00:20:34

New Year’s resolutions are stupid – don’t waste time or energy making resolutions. I’ve got a better plan I’m going to share with you on today’s episode.

According to U.S. News, 80% of New Year's resolutions fail by February. And, in a poll that was taken in 2017, 53% of people said their resolution was to save money and 45% was to lose weight and get in shape while 25% of people said they just wanted to have more sex. Ok, well those aren’t bad resolutions, right. But they don’t stick.

So what can you do – you’ve got to have a different plan for success – and it’s not about resolutions it’s about action.

What You'll Learn

  • How to relax into the new year without a laundry list of resolutions
  • Why resolutions don't work
  • How to set goals and make an action plan that will work
  • How to embrace you in the new year
  • Why you should be thankful for the past and move on


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Jan 01, 2019
Best of: Crockpot Your Savings
00:24:19

We're featuring another Best Of episode from last year that was a listener favorite.

All personal finance experts can agree on one thing – starting to save early will almost always help you reach your lifestyle goals quicker and with more ease than those who wait longer. When you think about your savings there are two ways you can save – the crockpot style or the microwave style.

Inspired by a recent industry article in Financial Planning Magazine, thinking about a crockpot for your savings strategy makes pretty good sense. With any crockpot recipe, the idea is simple. You gather all your ingredients ahead of time, throw them into the crockpot, turn it on low and slow for 6-8 hours, and then you have an almost always perfect meal sure to wow anyone.


What You'll Learn

  • We’ll chat about the crockpot method of savings
  • Why a crockpot method might make more sense than microwaving your savings
  • Focus on saving little by little over time with consistency so whenever you reach the age you would like to quit working, you’re investments and savings have spent some time “cooking together.”
  • Let’s talk about what you can and can’t control with your savings
  • Some guidelines to always keep in mind with savings


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Dec 28, 2018
Best of: Budget for Your Life, Not Your Bank Account
00:22:34

On this special Christmas episode, we're featuring a Best Of episode that was a listener favorite. It takes some work to spend $2 million a month like Johnny Depp has been the last few years. I mean, come on, that does take some work to do that (but I’d love the chance to try, right). You don’t need to have Johnny Depp’s bank account though to let yourself get carried away with your budget and spending.

What is it that you’re playing for? You see, even Johnny Depp’s financial advisors started to waive some caution flags in front of him when his spending got carried away. When this happens, it’s time to dial in and budget for your life, not your bank account.


What You'll Learn

  • We’ll chat about the ridiculousness of Johnny Depp’s spending and what you can learn from it
  • How you can visualize your own spending in a way that makes sense and keeps you motivated
  • Where do you begin to set some boundaries around spending or even your goals
  • What are you playing for - this is the million dollar question


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Dec 25, 2018
Travel the World, Work Remotely, & Hit Your Money Goals with Michael Kahn
00:36:15

I've always said if I could travel the world and earn a paycheck, I'd be the first to sign up. Today’s podcast guest Michael Kahn will teach us all how he took part in Remote Year, a program that allows young professionals to travel the world while working remotely, and lived the most amazing year of his life. He traveled with 75 people from around the world and lived in 12 countries for one month at a time, all while he learned how to travel smartly and on a budget. I can’t wait for him to tell you how he explored the world.


What You'll Learn

  • There are unique ways to explore the world and earn a paycheck by working remotely
  • Why working remotely is on the rise
  • How to deal with language differences when you travel (aka, don't be afraid to go to unknown places)
  • Ways to travel on a budget and still enjoy every place you visit
  • Why Flixbus was one of the best discoveries Michael made on his travels (and how he turned that into a full-time job)


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Dec 21, 2018
Political Threats and Your Bank Account with Mark Hamrick + Ask Shannah
00:29:42

When I got out of college, I didn’t really care what went on in Washington and the government. It just sort of happened behind the scenes of my life. But now I care because I see how policies and government decisions can have an impact – good or bad- on my bank account and yet, it’s so hard to decipher what is good and not good watching the news and getting the highlights. So, I went straight to Mark Hamrick, Bankrate's senior economic analyst, to ask him how the political environment will impact you and me and what we need to know to be prepared.


What You'll Learn

  • Why what happens in Washington with the government matters when it comes to our finances
  • What are some of the political and economic threats against your money for the new year
  • Is the government really doing anything to help student loan debt
  • What economic indicators you should pay attention to
  • How the rising interest rates impact your goals and your finances
  • How can you protect your finances against whichever party is in office


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Dec 18, 2018
Budgeting When the Numbers Don't Make Sense + Ask Shannah
00:30:22

Budgeting and managing your money is hard enough when you have a steady paycheck each month and a laundry list of goals you want to achieve. When you throw in inconsistent income, budgeting becomes even harder. Just like you, I’ve had so many months as an entrepreneur when the numbers don’t add up. I’ve learned a few tricks along the way that I want to share with you.


What You'll Learn

  • How I learned to budget when running a non-profit business in college
  • What steps you can take to set up your budget to plan for inconsistent income
  • What steps you can take when you're in the middle of a month or stretch of inconsistent income
  • The most valuable lessons I've learned as a lifelong entrepreneur to make my budget work
  • Why you can't get past knowing your numbers - and why they are the key to your success
  • How I got past the "I deserve it" syndrome to find balance every month


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Dec 14, 2018
Is Now the Right Time to Buy a House with Gerry Burchard
00:30:58

Maybe you’re wondering when the right time to buy a house is or why you should even consider buying a house. The good news is that you’re not alone and we all have those questions and doubts.

Last week we talked to Cari from Unison about powerful ways to afford to buy a home without saving 20% down payment, and in this episode, we’ve got a fantastic interview with Gerry Burchard who is both a real estate agent and a customer of Unison. You’re going to love this episode whether you own a house or buying one is on your to-do list for the future.


What You'll Learn

  • Is now (or ever) the right time to buy a house
  • What are some home buying trends that millennials need to be aware of
  • Why would you buy vs. rent a house
  • How powerful the concept of leverage is with your money (aka, what could you be doing better with your money)
  • Some of the biggest myths working a real estate agent and how do you find one
  • How Unison helped Gerry maximize his home purchase


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Dec 11, 2018
Transform Your Career for the New Year with Ahyiana Angel
00:40:29

Are you having moments when you’re thinking, "Is this really my life and all my career will be?" I’m here to tell say that you can grow into your purpose with your career and make a big impact right now. My podcast guest, Ahyiana Angel, host of the podcast Switch Pivot or Quit and published author, is here to show you how you can transform your career for the New Year.


What I Ask

  • After making a career transformation yourself, what did you learn about growing into your purpose?
  • Why do we stay in a job we don’t like and perpetuate those feelings of “this can’t be my life”?
  • Is it unreasonable to think that you can make a career move and find your passion and make money at it?
  • You host a great podcast, Switch Pivot or Quit – what are some of the most powerful tips you’ve learned from your podcast guests about improving their professional and personal lives?
  • Let’s say I’m yearning to make a career move in the new year but I’m scared – how do I figure out the pros and cons?
  • What’s been the most powerful career lesson you’ve learned through your career transformation?


What You'll Learn

  • How to decide is now is the right time to make a Switch, Pivot or Quit your job
  • How to turn passion into an impactful career that isn't solely focused on making money (but you still make money)
  • Why it takes time to grow into your purpose in your career
  • The steps you should be thinking about before you make a drastic career transformation


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Dec 07, 2018
How to Buy a House Without Saving a 20% Down Payment With Cari Jacobs from Unison
00:33:30

Maybe you have student loan debt or your career hasn’t reached it’s full earning potential yet, all of these potentially negative things don’t discount you from being able to come up with a healthy down payment to buy your first house (and I’m not talking about robbing a bank either).

Today’s podcast guest, Cari Jacobs, the CMO of a company called Unison is joining us to share this new concept of co-investing with homeownership and why technology is helping you fund that elusive 20% down payment. So I wanted to know from Cari how is it possible to buy a home when you have less than 20% saved for your down payment.


What I Ask:

  •  Is owning a home a reality if you’re still balancing debt and getting set up in your career?
  • How is technology advancing the process of home buying and making it easier for millennials?
  • Tell me about the history of Unison – how did the company and concept come about and what is the audience you’re trying to serve?
  • If I wanted to purchase a $500,000 home for example, how would I work with Unison for my down payment?
  • Are there any potential downsides?
  • If you could leave the listeners with one tip about reaching their home buying goal, what would it be?


What You'll Learn

  • How to balance debt you are paying off with the desire to buy a home
  • All about the new concept of co-investing and how you can benefit
  • Why the millennial generation is so different when it comes to home buying
  • How you can use someone else's money to leverage your down payment
  • Is now the right time to buy (or is there ever a right time to buy)
  • How powerful the consumer home buying market is to our overall economy


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Dec 04, 2018
What it Takes to Build Wealth & A Wealthy Mindset with Linda P. Jones
00:29:52

Wealth means something different to each of us, but what will it take for you to build wealth and develop a wealthy mindset?

Yes, you can do it. You can build wealth with what you’ve got in your bank account right now. It may seem hard to believe, but I’m going to show you how in today’s episode. My guest today is Linda P. Jones, and she teaches practical money, stock market investing and personal finance tips you can do to avoid mistakes and achieve financial freedom. Linda made $2 million at the age of 39 using what she calls her 6 steps to wealth.


What I Ask

  • Why does what you think about your money have so much to do with your success?
  • How can you change your mindset if things in life haven’t worked out as planned or maybe you’ve made a money mistake that you’re really ashamed of?
  • You talk a lot about why millionaires think differently – what goes on in a millionaires brain that we all need to learn?
  • I love the story you share of your dad at 10 handing you the book Think and Grow rich – I think it should be on everyone’s nightstand and a manifesto for life. What did you take away from that book at a young age?
  •  What tips would you give to someone who really wants to amp up their investing practice next year? Where do they start?
  • And how do you figure out what you want to invest in?
  • Tell me more about your podcast Be Wealthy & Smart – what’s one of your fav episodes.


What You'll Learn

  • Developing a wealthy mindset helped Linda make $2 million by age 39
  • We get to decide what we believe about money
  • The 6 Steps to Wealth
  • Power of compounding – hint, it’s the key to building wealth
  • What are the steps to start investing in the new year


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Nov 30, 2018
Master Your Mindset and Make Money Doing What You Love with Natalie Bacon
00:31:45

In case you didn’t know already, you have the power to change the trajectory of your life. Maybe you woke up today and you weren’t happy with your career or the great business idea you started isn’t reaching its potential, or maybe you’re frustrated with a decision you made with your money and you don’t know how to fix it. The good news is you can make a conscious decision to change – right now.

Natalie Bacon is sharing her story of the power of your mindset and whey she walked away from two lucrative careers to chase after her entrepreneurial dreams and design her own dream life.


Questions I Ask

  • It’s totally cliché – is the advice follow your passion and money good advice?
  •  What was it like to walk away from those established careers to forge your own path?
  • What’s been your experience with money and your mindset?
  •  What should entrepreneurs focus on to turn an idea into profit?
  •  Has anything surprised you thus far in your podcasting journey?
  • If you could give listeners one takeaway to help them design their own dream life, what would it be?


What You'll Learn

  • How your mindset impacts your career and happiness
  • Why setting goals are at the cornerstone of achieving financial success
  • What steps you can take today to design your dream life
  • How Natalie had the courage to walk away from two lucrative careers to become a full-time entrepreneur


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Nov 27, 2018
You Don’t have to be Stan Lee to be a Superhero + Ask Shannah
00:27:08

The myth, the man, the legend…Stan Lee the comic book genius recently passed away and he meant a lot to so many people. Stan was my friend and someone who I admire greatly. The last few years of Stan’s life brought his own super story – one filled with the tangled web of betrayal, lost fortune, and a constant reminder that you need to own your bank account no matter how famous you might be.

What You'll Learn

  • Some of the most impactful lessons I learned from being a friend of Stan Lee for over 20 years
  • Why you always need to know what is coming in and going out of your bank account
  • How you can infuse more creativity and joy into your life
  • A simple exercise to document fear, worry, sadness, anger, and joy that will save you thousands of dollars on therapy (and it's super helpful)
  • How to tackle important estate planning documents now and what you need
  • The power of your gut when it comes to working with other financial professionals
  • Why I loved Stan Lee so much


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Nov 23, 2018
Millennial Money Friendsgiving with Katherine Spiers
00:29:10

Have you ever wondered why we eat turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and our favorite veggie dish for Thanksgiving? The Thanksgiving meal has evolved so much since the early 1900's and become the holiday we associate with eating until we can't eat anymore. In this Friendsgiving episode, I sat down with the amazing Katherine Spiers, host of the Smart Mouth Podcast, to find out the history behind the Thanksgiving meal.


What You'll Learn

  • How the Thanksgiving meal has evolved over time
  • Hear the fascinating story behind the year of two Thanksgivings
  • Uncover some regional differences in Thanksgiving
  • Why food has become a powerful mediator to tackling tough conversations
  • What are some of the latest Thanksgiving trends
  • How to make the most out of your Thanksgiving on any budget + host an amazing Thanksgiving party
  • Finally, how to embrace where you're at this Thanksgiving no matter how much money is in your bank account or what goals you've achieved


Links


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Nov 20, 2018
That Time I Took the Black Friday Dare + Black Friday Deals
00:28:34

Yes, even I got sucked into the black Friday madness, and 8 years ago I answered the call to a dare from my family to brave black Friday for a $200 shopping spree. I know, I’m crazy, but I do love a good dare, and who doesn’t love some free money, but I certainly learned a few lessons about how you can win on black Friday and not be one of the 66 million expected to go into debt.


What You'll Learn

  • My crazy story of braving Black Friday in the wee hours of the morning
  • How to create an action plan for Black Friday so you don't overspend
  • The power of a "per person" budget for holiday shopping
  • How to shop for the best deal for big-ticket items
  • Why Travel Tuesday is the best day to book travel for next year


Links


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Nov 16, 2018
Pick the Right Health Insurance Plan for You & Your Wallet
00:36:16

If you’ve ever found yourself staring at your health insurance options during open enrollment trying to make some sense out of your choices– this episode is for you. Grab a beverage, grab your health insurance options, and let’s figure out what is the best plan for your wallet and your lifestyle.


What You'll Learn

  • Understand the difference between the three important variables: deductible, co-insurance, and out-of-pocket max
  • Learn how the health insurance system got its start in the early 1900's (and why we're still trying to figure it out)
  • What's the difference between an FSA (flexible spending account) and an HSA (health savings account)
  • 5 questions to ask yourself before you decide which health insurance plan is right for you
  • Tips to pay for large medical bills and surgeries without turning to your credit card


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Nov 13, 2018
Get Your FOMO Spending in Shape This Year With Maizie Simpson from Credit Karma
00:34:12

We’ve all been guilty – you see something one of your friends is doing or buying and you want it too. Or, what about that new piece of clothing you’ve been drooling for and then suddenly an ad pops up on a social platform and you take it as “the sign” that you should probably go ahead and buy it? FOMO spending is a real thing that could be hurting your bank account and credit score without you even knowing it.


What You'll Learn

Maizie Simpson is Credit Karma's Data and News Editor, producing stories to simplify and humanize the oftentimes intimidating world of money and finance and is sharing all her tips to battle against FOMO spending.

  • How to evaluate whether you're FOMO spending or you really need an item
  • How FOMO spending your credit score go hand-in-hand
  • Did you know that American's spend over $100 billion more on mortgages than we need to? How can you use your credit score to beat those odds
  • One of the best ways to raise your credit score and why it matters even if you aren't purchasing a big-ticket item
  • How to figure out what bills you're overpaying on so you can negotiate a better deal (without being a negotiation expert)


Links


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Nov 09, 2018
Breeze Into the Holidays Without Going Broke With Majd Maksad
00:36:36

The holidays are a time of celebrations, family get-togethers, lots of good eating and cold winter nights, but for many of us, it’s also a time of financial stress and a visit from your good ole’ friend debt. Majd Maksad, from Status Money, is dishing some great tips to breeze into the holidays without debt so you can hit the new year ready to take on your goals.


Questions I Ask

  • So just how do we breeze through the holidays without going into debt?
  • What do you think causes the biggest stress around the holidays and budgeting?
  • Do you see any trends emerging when it comes to holiday spending – what we are all blowing our budgets on?
  • Does it matter your income?
  • Debt is a real pain point for some many listeners – and sometimes it feels like there’s no way out from the vicious circle of paying off debt but not making any progress. How can you take action today to relieve some of that pain around our debt?
  • I know status money has come a long way since we last spoke. What’s the latest?
  • If you had one solid takeaway or action item from our conversation, what would you want everyone to remember?


What You'll Learn

  • How to hack your mind during the holidays so you stay in budget
  • Why knowing how much your peer group is spending is beneficial to your financial success
  • Why lower income groups are making the most impactful behavioral changes when it comes to spending
  • How to break the money taboos and get rid of debt
  • How you can win financially and finally stay in budget during the holidays


Links


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Nov 06, 2018
Can Your Mind Make You Broke (and How to Avoid It) + Ask Shannah
00:25:51

Have you ever made a money decision that you regretted later? I’ve made about a million of these over the years, but I’ve also learned how powerful your mind is when it comes to money. Can you trick yourself into being broke or being wealthy? How powerful do you think your mind is when it comes to your bank account? We’ll uncover these answers and the most common money mindset traps in this episode.

What You'll Learn

  • The four negative mindset traps that can actually make you broke
  • How to recognize the mindset traps and what you can do to strategize against them
  • Why you need to define what success means to you and how that might be affecting your bank account
  • My own stories of powerfully connecting my health with my wealth and what I've learned
  • Why you should have your own version of the "24-hour" window before you make big purchases
  • How a "f**ck it bucket" can give you options in life when you need them the most


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Nov 02, 2018
Bye-Bye Savings Bonds and Hello Modern Savings for Kids with Mimi Chan
00:39:47

Millennials are leading the way when it comes to modern savings. There's a strong trend towards gifting experiences over stuff that's honestly really refreshing, and we're seeing this trend with children's gifts as well. Play yards and plastic trucks are great, but what about gifting your child (or someone you know) with money towards their goals like college or even buying a house in the future? Today's podcast guest, Mimi Chan, is sharing how her company, Littlefund, is shaking things in the world of gifting.


What You'll Learn

  • Why we needed a gift-giving evolution in this country
  • What's prompted the trends towards giving experiences over stuff and how that is changing the way we view our finances
  • How to give monetary gifts towards future goals for your children or your friends' children (hint, great for the holidays)
  • How growing up with immigrant parents shaped Mimi's own money story and her drive to start Littlefund 


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More about Littlefund

Littlefund, a modern gifting platform that makes it easy for family and friends to gift savings towards a child’s goals with an FDIC insured account which earns interest of 1% APY that compounds daily. So it truly is the gift that keeps on giving (and at a rate higher than the average savings account to boot). Accounts can be set up by parents with short-term goals such as a trip to Disneyland or swim lessons, or longer range goals like saving for college. Gifters can send a Littlefund gift at any time by using a parent’s email address as the family being gifted does not need to have a Littlefund account in advance.


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Oct 30, 2018
Why You Should Be Focusing on Big Financial Wins (and not your daily coffee) with Tori Dunlap + Ask Shannah
00:47:29

Article after article will have you focusing on giving up your daily coffee or that mid-afternoon trip to the juice bar to better yourself financially. I think it's time to throw out that wisdom (you can still skip your coffees if you'd like) and focus on achieving big financial wins. Things that will lead to real savings in your bank account like negotiating for a pay raise and lowering your cable and phone bill.

Today's podcast guest, Tori Dunlap, offers a unique perspective on how you can achieve big financial wins while sharing her own money story and the lessons she's learned along the way.


What You'll Learn

  • Why aiming for big financial wins is far more productive than cutting out your daily coffee habit
  • How to define your own big financial wins
  • Why having a value based spending method can be more beneficial than traditional budgeting
  • Tori shares valuable lessons she learned walking away from a lucrative job that she knew wasn't right for her and how her ER fund saved the day
  • Find out why she's passionate about fighting for women's financial rights and the work she's doing to change the status quo
  • Wonder what a donut and your money have in common? Tori shares her most important financial takeaway to help you get rid of money shame and guilt


All About Tori

Tori Dunlap is a marketer, blogger, speaker, and coach, specializing in personal finance. Her career started with landing a digital marketing contract worth tens of thousands, and a full-time position as the head of marketing and communications for a global security company — all before she turned 22. She currently leads digital marketing and growth at Tomorrow Ideas, a financial tech start-up.

As the founder of Victori Media, Tori helps millennial women manage their money and level up their careers. A Plutus award finalist, her work has been highlighted by Arianna Huffington, Rockstar Finance, The Financial Diet, ShineText, and more. She is obsessed with finding cheap flights, reading good books in the bathtub, and memorizing John Mulaney's stand-up specials.


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Oct 26, 2018
The Wonderful Secret Powers of a Health Savings Account
00:30:01

There’s a common vocabulary that we hear over and over again – invest in your 401(k), IRA, Roth for retirement – which of course is a good thing, but we don’t talk a lot about a special savings account that can tandem a high-deductible health insurance plan called a Health Savings Account, or HSA. This account has some super special secret powers that can benefit you now and in the future.


What You'll Learn

You'll learn enough about Health Savings accounts to figure out if it works for you and to impress your friends at a dinner party!

  • Did you know there’s a type of savings account that has a triple tax advantage? Pretax contributions go in, interest and investment earnings build up tax-free, and withdrawals for qualified health care expenses are also tax-free in your HSA
  • What type of health insurance plan you need to be eligible for an HSA
  • We'll talk about the three magical ways you can use your HSA account to help you both now and during retirement (including some sneaky tricks)
  • Deep dive into the benefits of investing in an HSA vs. your 401(k) - and what are some of the cons to be aware of
  • What counts as a qualified health care expense with your HSA account


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Oct 23, 2018
How to Made 100K Teaching & Traveling Overseas with Amanda Swartz
00:36:32

When you think about teachers, what do you picture? Someone making a mediocre salary living paycheck to paycheck? Me too – but what if I told you there was a way to make over 100K teaching, pay down your debt, and travel at the same time?

Meet Amanda Swartz from Every Further Mile, our guest on this episode who shares how she made over $100,000 teaching and living abroad with her family and was able to bank a ton of cash while doing so.


Questions I Ask

  • So, you’re telling me that you can make over 100,000k while traveling and teaching abroad? I’ve got to know how you do this.
  • You talk in detail about how you chose to teach in the Middle East – someplace that most people wouldn’t think about going to as a first choice. What attracted you to that region?
  • Walk us through the steps if we did want to teach aboard – where do we start?
  • What is the biggest lesson you learned about teaching abroad?
  • What does the future look like for you - will you teach abroad again, and where?


What You'll Learn

  • How to ace the teaching abroad interview + land the job
  • What countries will offer you the most money for teaching abroad
  • How to determine if teaching abroad is a good option for you + what type of degree do you need
  • What your first day at work will look like (and why you shouldn't be scared)
  • How to take a risk and explore countries while teaching abroad
  • How to adapt to a new culture and learn cultural sensitivities


Links


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Oct 19, 2018
An Inside Look at the Latest Money News and Trends: The Market Tumbles and The Fed Raises rates
00:33:09

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks – the Fed raised interest rates again, subscription fees are killing our bank accounts, oh, and there was a bloodbath in the markets. So, it seemed right for us to have a conversation about what this all means to you and how it impacts your financial goals.


What You'll Learn

  • The Fed is raising the rates yet again - What this means to you: it affects your credit card interest rates, and mortgage rates will rise if you’re looking to buy a house – basically anything with a variable loan component will change
  • Credit card interest rates are up yet again - what's happening and how can you not become a victim
  • The markets took a downturn - let's chat about what to do now and why you should stay the course
  • Travel is up for the holidays with 33 million people saying they can't afford it. Learn a few tricks to make travel a reality to you
  • Find out how many billions of dollars we spend each year just to avoid cooking at home (hint, we all need to learn how to cook)


Links


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Oct 16, 2018
HGTV's Good Bones Mina & Karen on Taking Risks & Trading In a 9 to 5
00:30:12

On a recent trip to Indianapolis (my hometown), I had the privilege of joining Mina and Karen of HGTV's Good Bones for coffee and a chat about their thriving career. This mother-daughter home remodeling duo is hilarious (as you'll hear). Karen, a former practicing lawyer, and her daughter, Mina, decided to say "no thank you" to the typical 9 to 5 career, took a risk with money she had saved in an IRA and started a thriving remodeling business in Indianapolis. And then, one day, HGTV came calling, and the rest is history.


What You'll Learn

This was one of my very favorite interviews. Not only were we sitting in a super cool coffee shop in Indianapolis, but I was so inspired by Mina and Karen's story of taking risks, charting your own path, and having a sense of humor about the moments that don't work out. Not everyone gets a call from HGTV, but I think we can all aspire to find a career that we feel good about and helps other people at the same time!

  • Mina shares how she wisely invested in an IRA in college and those funds ended up funding their very first home purchase
  • Find out how they choose their remodeling projects and hear some great stories about some of the craziest houses they've worked on
  • Be inspired by Mina's pledge to not work a typical 9 to 5 and why she decided to take the risk of starting a remodeling business
  • They share the story of how HGTV came calling and why they thought it was a shady call and so not real
  • Learn how they've continued to grow their career and why they're not resting solely on HGTV's success


Links


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Oct 12, 2018
What You May Not Know About Money Taboos That Might Be Sabotaging Your Growth
00:29:15

We all know that money taboos exist except we don't really talk about them. In fact, we don't really talk about anything in relation to money unless we absolutely have to. Have you ever stopped to think why this is? In the U.S., we have a terrible reputation of not making enough strides when it comes to financial literacy - which in turn enables money taboos to go right on existing.

We need to talk though. We need to understand our money taboos and what role they play in our financial success and then we need to teach others how to do the same.


What You'll Learn

  • To start, I'm going back and sorting through some financial literacy history in the U.S. to make a case for why money taboos exist
  • Who is to blame - teachers, parents, government, etc? What do you think
  • What happens if we let money taboos continue to grow without putting out the flames
  • Steps you can take to break free from any money taboos holding you back
  • Why our closest relationships are the place we need to start with when it comes to talking about money
  • Discussion about the states mandating financial literacy, and why there are only 5


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Oct 09, 2018
I Need Help with My Investing Strategy + Other Burning Investing Questions With Doug Boneparth
00:37:46

I don't think you can ever learn too much about investing and growing your wealth. While investing can seem super complicated, the good news is that there are a lot of resources these days to help you out (like this podcast). One of them is my good friend and fellow CFP®, Doug Boneparth. Doug's joined us on the podcast a few times in the past, and he's back again to help me answer some of your #AskShannah investing questions.

Whether you're new to investing or a seasoned pro, you'll enjoy this episode with an inside look into three of your investing questions from two CFP®'s who share a love of simplifying money concepts into fun bite-sized pieces you can easily digest!


Questions Asked

  • Active vs. Passive Investing: Is active investing becoming more favorable with volatile markets?
  • Are cannabis stocks the next great thing or just a fad in your opinion and what do I need to know?
  • Should I be investing as much as I can in my 401(k) or should I look at an IRA or a ROTH? I know you always say it depends on our own situation and goals – what would be an advantage or investing more in my 401(k) above the match?


What You'll Learn

  • How to match your investing strategy with your lifestyle goals
  • What is active vs. passive investing anyway
  • Why you should never think of stocks as "the next best thing"
  • Why your 401(k) is so powerful for your retirement savings
  • Why we think financial literacy is so critical to your future financial success


Links


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Oct 05, 2018
When Your Money Meets Mother Nature With Jason Hargraves
00:34:36

The curious thing about building wealth is that there is always a risk brewing somewhere. Those risks can cost money and wipe away your savings if you're not prepared. What if you had a flood in your home - are you prepared and what do you do if that happens? In the U.S. we deal with hurricanes, tropical storms, flood-prone areas and more, but you don't have to live in a flood area to suffer damage. Jason Hargraves from Insurancequotes.com is ready to educate us.


Questions I Ask

  • With Hurricane Florence fresh in our minds can you run through some high-level details for us -what is, who needs it, and how do you get it?
  • How does a deductible work in flood insurance?
  • Are there states that mandate flood insurance?
  • What happens if you live in an apartment? Do you need flood insurance?
  • Are there any other reasons why we should think about flood insurance?
  • Have any tips for how you can file a claim after a flood – painlessly?


What You'll Learn

  • How to take an inventory of your home to prove your possessions
  • How a natural disaster can cause financial havoc 
  • What is the process of acquiring flood insurance and how do you know if you have too much or too little
  • What is covered by flood insurance vs. regular homeowner's insurance


Links


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Oct 02, 2018
Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck |Tonya Rapley, My Fab Finance
00:26:13
Living paycheck to paycheck doesn't just happen to people with small incomes. It's a universal problem that is very real, but most people don't talk about it. So, what can you do if you find yourself in the paycheck to paycheck cycle? My guest on this podcast is one cool chic, Tonya Rapley of My […] Read more...
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