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.