Words and Money is almost 1 year old(!!!) and we're wrapping up this most wonderful 2016 year by giving five quick things you can do to check up or get started on financial #adulting before you ring in 2017. Get the deets in the show notes.
Melanie Lockert is a debt master. From her blog, Dear Debt, and her book by the same name, Melanie has personally paid off over $80,000 in debt and has heard from hundreds of her blog readers in their own "Dear Debt," letters share their experiences at doing the same. Melanie is now a freelance writer and event planner while she also keeps up with her blog. In this episode we talk all about mindset shifts needed to achieve financial greatness, whether college is really worth it, and if waiting 20 to 50 years for your student loans to be forgiven is really worth it. Check out the show notes for more.
This is the MOST exciting podcast I have done to date. I got to sit down with three previous Words and Money podcast guests to discuss the taboo topic of money and how we loop it into our relationships. Hear from married and dating millennial women talk about how they have the money conversation with their partners, split bills when they move in together, and combine finances when they finally tie the knot. Plus much much more. Get the links to my guest's websites and their previous episodes in the show notes.
Ashley Starr is a life coach who specializes in self-love and purpose. She works with modern and free-spirited women who are paralyzed by the fear of settling. Ashley helps them find their purpose, experience self-acceptance, and live a life full of passion, confidence, and self-love. In this episode Ashley shares her take on how FOMO (the "fear of missing out") can hurt our own self-love AND have an impact on our personal finances. We talk about how having a gratitude practice and abundance mind-set can lead to success no matter your financial situation, and she walks us through how to implement various gratitude routines and practices into our day so we can experience a life of abundance. Get Ashley's Self-Love Course for $15 off with Discount Code: "wealthy" - Find more details in the show notes.
Kate Holmes, CFP is the founder of Belmore Financial, a location independent financial advising practice. Kate launched Belmore Financial to help people with their particular financial questions, not to push asset management or sell products–she doesn't even do that. Her goal with Belmore was to ensure there were no conflicts-of-interest so she can focus on providing top quality advice and education. In this episode, we go through the financial end-of-year checklist that Kate takes her clients through in preparing for the new year. From updating beneficiaries to making sure your credit is in check, it's all in this episode. Get the checklist in the show notes.
Jocelyn Paonita Pearson is the founder of The Scholarship System, an online platform that helps students graduate college debt-free. Through her own journey of getting her entire college tuition paid for (and then some) Jocelyn was able to create more money-making opportunities to create passive income post-college. In this episode we chat about making money through rental properties, writing and self-publishing a book, and getting started down the path of creating an online business. Check out all the details in the show notes.
Shannon McLay is the founder of The Financial Gym, a fun place to chat with a financial trainer and get your finances in order to start living the life of your dreams. Shannon left a "traditional" financial services to start her own company because she felt the traditional financial services didn't have the tools or resources to help people in their 20s and 30s. Shannon is the host of a podcast, Martinis and Your Money. In this episode we talk about millennials and money, why paying off student debt shouldn't be our total fixation, and how we can somewhat have our cake and eat it too when it comes to building wealth and paying off those loans. Get the show notes.
Carolyn McClanahan, M.D., CFP began her career as a physician. As her financial life grew more complex, she and her husband sought help with their financial plan. Frustrated by not being able to find a financial planner, Carolyn went back to school to become a financial planner and took a major leap to make a significant career change. In this episode, I'm asking the expert all your questions about health insurance. As open enrollment approaches, it's time to learn what your options are and answer those tricky questions about one of our country's most complex system. See the questions I ask in the show notes.
We're wrapping up the money goals video series with how to save for your long-term goals. From retiring rich, preparing for children, saving for big goals before retirement age, and more. In this episode you'll learn your saving and investment options, how to invest without major risk, and why you should be utilizing the tax-advantaged accounts available to you. Check out the video and show notes.
Farissa Knox is a wife, mother-of-two, and the founder of TWO businesses, RLM Media and WhatRUWearing. She's a badass entrepreneur and truly is growing a business empire. In this episode we talk about making money, running a business, building an empire, and balancing it all. Hear Farissa's biggest money mistake and her definition of rich. Get it all in the show notes.
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This week we're tackling the toughest money goals to save for, medium-term goals. From saving up for a wedding, buying a car, a down-payment on a home, these goals require a different strategy depending on how long you have until the goal comes due and what your appetite is for risk. This video will step you through your options, but remember, nothing I share is guaranteed. You must do your due diligence to understand your options and this episode will help with that. Check out the show notes to see the video and more.
Rebecca Holland is a freelance travel and food writer based in Chicago. She blogs at CuriosityandaCarryOn.com and is a dear friend of mine teaching us how to make money while traveling. In this episode I get all the details about what it takes to be a freelance travel writer. Whether you want to make extra money on the side or turn it into a full-time job, Rebecca shares how to get free press trips and even get paid to travel through the career that she has built for herself. Check out more in the shownotes.
Over the next couple weeks, the video series will be focusing on how to conquer your money goals, including short-, medium-, and long-term goals. In this episode, we dive into the short-term goals. What vehicle to use to save for those money goals, how to avoid large and unnecessary taxes by choosing the proper vehicle, and how to set up your number one most important money goal, the emergency savings account. Check out the video here.
Amy Hubble is the Founder and Principal Advisor at Radix Financial, a fee-only fiduciary portfolio management firm located in Oklahoma City, OK but servicing the entire United States. In this episode we cover so much, from what you miss out on if you don't take advantage of investing in your 20s (comparing an example of Taylor Swift and Adele), to how much you will need in retirement, to prioritizing paying off student loan debt and investing in your future. It's a jam-packed episode with really solid advice from Amy. Check out the show notes.
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We're onto our second vlogcast of our Money Monday series and sticking with how to pay off debt faster than you could ever imagine. In this episode, I'm sharing the various methods from the "snowball" to the "avalanche" to just paying attention to what feels good to you. This will help you organize your outstanding loans and know where to put your extra money first. See the video on YouTube. Check out the Show Notes.
Today on the show I’m sitting down with Daniela Corrente, the CEO and CoFounder of Reeelit (get $10 towards your next purchase with code: PODCAST), an online platform that helps individuals save money when shopping for items on their wish list and simultaneously keeps them out of debt because they never have to swipe a credit card. In this episode we chat about why now is the time to start a business if you’re feeling curious and motivated, why it’s okay to have expensive taste and how it’s totally possible to afford some of the finer things in life, and why it usually is better to go after those quality items and how you can do it without going into debt. Check out the show notes to learn more.
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Episode 040 of the Words and Money Podcast is now on VIDEO! Each Monday we'll be putting out a new episode (5-15 min) geared to help millennial women understand one topic about their personal finances. This week is all about finding extra money (whether through savings or picking up some extra cash on the side) to put towards blasting away debt and paying it off FASTER than you ever thought possible. Check out the video on YouTube or in the show notes, here.
Last week we wrapped up Season 1 of the Words and Money Podcast, and though it's not the first Thursday of the month, I'm taking this opportunity to share a little about what's in store for season 2.
Learn how I plan to bring in the exploration of freedom and what wealthy means to women from various types of businesses and careers. I'll be interviewing women who I believe live accomplished lives with unique perspectives on money. We'll keep the money banter, as that's the entire point of this show, but continue to explore more about what makes these individuals lives so inspiring.
I'll also be launching a Monday "Vlodcast" series. A Video and a Podcast where I share my best knowledge and advice around some of the topics that you, my audience, has been curious about. Feel free to send me your questions or topics you'd like me to hit - I'm gonna need the material! Do so through the show notes.
Amanda Berlin is the creator of Pitch School which helps entrepreneurs pitch themselves to the media and get coverage that grows their businesses. In this episode Amanda and I discuss the importance of the self-talk and little stories we tell ourselves about money. How each mini message turns into a day of mini messages which turns into a year and then becomes our life where we’re telling ourselves that we’re not good with money or not worthy of making more. Amanda teaches us how to shift and reposition those stories for abundance and wealth. More in the show notes.
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Limor Markman is the woman, the voice, and the star behind Limor.Money. She produces a weekly show called LimorTV offering a feminine financial perspective. In this episode, Limor shares her expertise on buying real estate and homeownership. More specifically, she poses an alternative option which is becoming a real estate investor, or a rental property investor instead of a homeowner. We discuss the importance of having multiple streams of income, how to be financially fabulous and so much more. Get more details in the show notes.
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Carrie Smith Nicholson is the voice behind the Careful Cents brand, a community of solopreneurs and freelancers who are committed to building life-centered businesses. Carrie is a successful freelance business writer and uses her experience to educate others on how to become a freelancer. In this interview, we heavily focus on learning all about the freelance world from Carrie and how to go about finding clients, pricing your services, and more. Get more in the show notes.
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In this episode I dive into the 5 books I read in my early 20s that have helped me get clear and gain confidence around my finances. There are books for every aspect of your life, whether you're just starting down your financial journey or you're looking for a new way to view your finances and your future. Some are written for millennials while others are written for someone of any age. Check them out and let me know what you think! Check out the show notes to get the links to all 5 books.
Lauren Bowling is an ex-actor and reformed shopaholic turned finance blogger and business owner. Her message to anyone out there is this, "If I can go from financial sh*t show, to a financially independent adult, you definitely can." Her blog is LBeeandTheMoneyTree.com where she shares her journey from financial mess to financial success. In this episode, Lauren and I dive into the pros and cons of homeownership and the home buying process. We talk about what to expect when applying for a mortgage loan, and Lauren shares some of the challenges she personally faced in purchasing a home. Get more from the show notes.
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Lauren Greutman is the author of The Recovering Spender. She helps women create financial freedom for their families and themselves by sharing simple, easy ways to take back control of their money, live within their means, and create the simpler, happier life they’ve always dreamed of. In this interview, Lauren shares her compelling story, the mindset behind her debt experience and the first steps to take back control of your financial life and recover from your overspending. For all ya’ll in new engaged, married, or even committed relationships, we also talk about the importance of talking about money early, and how you can go about it. Get more in the show notes.
Marsha Barnes is a personal finance expert and Founder of The Finance Bar, the first educational personal finance hub on wheels. She is also the visionary behind The Finance Bar Members Club and Expense Manager Mobile App. In this episode, Marsha and I discuss how to reign in your spending and make smarter financial decisions. We talk about the symptoms of a compulsive spender and how to curb those desires to always be spendin'. Get the show notes.