Budgeting

Dare to Pay Off Your Student Loans with Grant and Ally

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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The Price of Fertility with Afton Vechery + Ask Shannah

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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Budgeting Sucks, No One Has a Plan, But You Can

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

Links

  • You can sign up now for a free month of Stitcher Premium by going to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and using the promo code ‘WONDERY.’ Then once you’re signed up, just download the Stitcher app for iOS or Android and start listening.

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The Best of the Best Online Banks with Laira Martin + Ask Shannah

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’re 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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The Tactical and Emotional Steps of Mastering Your Money with Danetha Doe + Ask Shannah

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

Links

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Falling in Love with My Hometown Indianapolis

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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How to Get Prepared for Tax Time with Diane Gardner

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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Get the Right Mortgage for You with Brian Faux + Ask Shannah

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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How to Not Die in a Disaster with Laurie March

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
  • Lessons Laurie learned from losing her house in the Woosley fire

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Kick Your Student Loan Debt to the Curb with David Carlson

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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