An Honest Conversation About Racism and Money | Brian “BT” Terrell

This past week has been a time for reflection for me, and probably you as well. I’ve never faced racism myself, but I’ve seen it first hand with many friends and have definitely seen how race shows up when we talk about money.

I had a chance to sit down with my friend Brian “BT” Terrell from BREAUX Capital to talk about racism, the difference between creating a neighborhood and a community, the injustices in the financial industry, and BT’s work with BREAUX Capital, the first Fintech company advancing the financial health of Black Millennials with social banking.

What You’ll Learn

  • BT’s five-step system to move from a neighborhood to a community (and work to end racism)
  • The steps we need to take as a community at large to end racism
  • The power of financial education in the African American community
  • How to build true wealth according to BT
  • What steps you can take today to change the economics in your family

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From $200K in Debt to $240K in Retirement Income: How to Build Your Wealthy Garden | John Soforic

How do you transform your life? I say this about a lot of podcast episodes, but this is an all-time favorite.

Dr. John Soforic teaches us in his new book, The Wealthy Gardener, timeless money success principles, and the lessons you need to know to plant money seeds and change your life. As John says, “we reap what we sow” so we must have consistent intentionality and make good choices with the money we have.

What You’ll Learn

  • What is important about talking about prosperity
  • John talks about the power of setting impossible goals
  • John’s journey to becoming financially free after being in over $200K in debt
  • Strategies to build passive income
  • How to think about wealth from a larger perspective
  • Timeless money lessons you can use every day

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Create Your Financial Destiny | Chris Guillebeau

Did you know that you have the power you have to create your own financial destiny? As our podcast guest, Chris Guillebeau says, you are never at the mercy of fortune as long as you have an appetite for hard work and a willingness to step outside your comfort zone.

Chris Guillebeau is the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, Side Hustle, The Happiness of Pursuit, and his new book, The Money Tree.  During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday.

Tips to create financial freedom

What You’ll Learn

  • How to plant your money tree
  • Why you should focus on earning extra money without quitting your job
  • How to create a pathway of self-reliance and financial freedom
  • Will the gig economy survive the global pandemic
  • Money lessons from Chris’ new book The Money Tree
  • …and much more

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How To Win At The Credit Card Game | Beverly Harzog

Let’s talk about credit cards. It’s easy to get a credit card, but wow, they sure can cause a lot of emotional stress and a monkey wrench in your money plan. This pandemic has shown that it’s both good to have credit cards because who saw this thing coming, but also that you need a strategy to win at the credit card game.

Beverly Harzog, the Credit Card Expert for U.S. News & World Report, is here to pull back the curtain and share the credit card secrets you need to know.

What You’ll Learn

  • What can you do if you are having trouble paying your credit card minimum payment
  • Steps to take to pay down credit card debt
  • How to think about credit cards (should you love them or hate them)
  • How do credit cards play into your overall credit score
  • How to figure out what credit cards are best for you
  • Ways to avoid paying late fees and annual fees
  • Can you use your credit card and avoid paying for car rental insurance

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Take Risks. Be Brave. Discover True Wealth | Ash Ambirge

Our guest on the show, Ash Ambirge, an internet entrepreneur, speaker founder of the Middle Finger Project, which is both her blog and the title of her first book, asks a very powerful question. What are the things you’re doing just because they make sense? Sometimes you can be doing the thing that makes sense, but it still makes you miserable. Why not try doing the things that make you curious – maybe, just maybe, that’s the missing link to true wealth in life.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why taking risks is so important to your success
  • The power behind quitting often
  • Ash’s Hot Dog Theory of Money
  • How to figure out what you have to offer the world (and make money at it)
  • Ways to be brave in everyday life

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Work Your Money, Not Your Life | Roger Ma

It’s easy to chase someone else’s version of life when you don’t know what you want yourself. I’ve been guilty of this myself, what about you? What would it feel like to have your money come alongside the vision you have for your life in a really powerful way?

I’m so excited to have my friend and fellow CFP, Roger Ma, on this episode to talk about his new book, Work Your Money, Not Your Life and help you find the path to create a vision for your life and figure out the steps you need to take to make that happen.

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What You’ll Learn

  • What is the idea behind working your money and not your life
  • Why Roger says everyone should have a side hustle (or two)
  • How to think about investing during a global pandemic
  • Why achieving goals is about what you spend and not always what you make
  • Action steps to take today to work your money, not your life

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Women & The Financial Confidence Gap | Ernie Johannson

Alright, ladies, I’m talking to you right now. There are a lot of complications we all face with our money, we live longer, we start and stop working, we earn less, and right now, more women are seeing the financial impacts of losing their jobs or watching their small business struggle. This episode is all about empowerment.  Ernie Johannson, Group Head, North American Personal & Business Banking, BMO Financial Group, joins us to about women and the financial confidence gap and powerful strategies to overcome this gap.

What You’ll Learn

  • What is the financial confidence gap
  • The 3 T’s that women do well that can help overcome this gap
  • How can women come out of this time in history and thrive financially
  • What you should do right now if you have insecure income
  • How to think about money in the current environment

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How Will The Economy Impact You Post-Coronavirus | Kari

What will our economy look like after the coronavirus quarantine has left us? Will we bounce back to how we were before, economy booming, most of us fully employed, taking trips and spending money, or will our economy be forever changed?

These are questions that I keep thinking about over and over and don’t have the answers for yet. However, our guest in this episode, Kari an economist and the voice behind the Money in Your Tea blog, will get to the bottom of these burning questions.

What You’ll Learn

  • What is the economic impact of the Coronavirus
  • What economic factors do you need to pay attention to
  • How the economy directly impacts your bank account
  • How this time in history compares with other recessions
  • What does it mean to be in a recession (and are we in one)
  • The global economic impact (and why you should care)

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Money Tips from an Ex-NFL Player Turned Money Expert | Jedidiah Collins

How did Jedidiah Collins, a seven-year NFL veteran, go from running the ball on the field to educating millions about personal finance and writing his first book, Your Money Vehicle? It may seem like a strange transition, but Jed realized the importance of financial literacy early on in his NFL career and knew he wanted to dedicate his life to spreading financial literacy. You’ll hear his powerful story and learn the money lessons that Jedidiah says you need to master in this special episode.

What You’ll Learn

  • Jedidiah’s story of going from the NFL to financial planning
  • The first thing Jedidiah bought with his NFL salary
  • What most sports athletes get wrong about financial planning
  • Why financial literacy is a must for everyone
  • The money lessons Jedidiah thinks you need to master
  • Jedidiah’s tip for thriving during a global pandemic

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How to Budget During a Crisis

When a crisis hits, like the world-wild Coronavirus crisis, it’s time to get focused on your budget. Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of the word “budget” but desperate times call for desperate measures. In this bonus episode, I’ll share seven things you need to know to budget during a crisis (and really any time).

You’ll Learn

  • Why you need to focus on your spending rather than saving
  • Why a budget is a fancy word for a plan
  • How to create an easy system to manage your money each week
  • My 1, 2, 3 happiness expense plan
  • How to use PostIt notes to help you manage your money
  • Homework to set three money goals for the next 30 days

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