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.
These are the 5 things that I truly did to take an amazing 12-day dream vacation this summer, and I'm sharing all of the details and stories behind the what, why and how I did it. Also, I share where Words and Money is going as we've already had 30 episodes in the books. Shifting to focus more on exploring a world of what wealth means to us (which can be very subjective so we'll dive into it all: health, fitness, travel, business, spirituality, etc.) but we'll still hold tight to our money roots and have open and casual conversations about money.