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This Is How You Win At Open Enrollment Without The Stress | Meredith Ryan-Reid & Marsha Barnes

Have you ever hit the snooze button on open enrollment and just left your benefits as is? I know I have – but not this year. Open enrollment is the best time to change your health plan, enroll in new benefits, and make sure you’re set for next year. Not to mention, now is the best time to make sure your benefits are as pandemic proof as possible.

According to a new MetLife survey, Gen Z and millennial workers are lacking confidence when making decisions around their benefits, and it’s causing them to feel insecure about their finances, overall.  If you’ve ever had that sinking feeling that you don’t know if you’re in the right health plan, and had questions about the myriad of other benefits choices, this episode is for you.

Episode Guests

Meredith Ryan-Reid a Senior Vice President and head of MetLife’s Financial Wellness & Engagement organization, together with Marsha Barnes, a personal finance expert, financial social worker, commentator, and Founder of The Finance Bar have some great insight to move you from feeling insecure to I got this during open enrollment.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to select the benefits that are right for you
  • Ways to feel secure when you choose your benefits this year
  • How much time should you spend selecting your benefits
  • What should you do if you were laid off this year
  • Ways to save money when shopping for your benefits

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What is Money To You…and What Do You Want It To Be? | Jedidiah Collins

What is money to you? It’s time to use your money to help you get where you want to be and time to let go of your money using you. But how do you practically do that? Jedidiah Collins, a former guest on our show, is back to share his story of pivoting from NFL career to Certified Financial Planner to author and speaker, understanding how to grow through hard times, and the power of asking yourself one simple money question that can forever change your life.

About Our Guest

JEDIDIAH COLLINS, CFP® is the Founder of Rookie to Veteran™ and Author of Your Money Vehicle. After being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2008, he played seven seasons in the NFL while studying for the Certification in Financial Planning in the off-seasons.
Today, Jedidiah’s mission is to empower students, athletes, and young professionals with the behaviors needed to eliminate the gap between the potential of their goals and the success they desire!

What You’ll Learn

  • How Jed went from NFL Veteran to a money expert
  • How to not only get through but grow through hard times
  • How to pivot in life when it feels challenging
  • Why you need a healthy money mindset
  • The power of setting goals…consistently
  • Why it’s ok to fail in your career and with your money
  • How to uncover your money story (and why it’s important)
  • How to figure out your money burn rate

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Learn How to Invest as A Side Hustle & Achieve All Your Money Goals | Teri Ijeoma

“You don’t have to be rich, you just have to have enough to cover your bills.” Powerful words from Teri Ijeoma, the brains behind Trade and Travel. Getting good, and I mean really good, at trading stocks isn’t about being able to afford airplanes and Maserati’s, but it’s about learning a skill that can help you achieve so many money goals like paying off your student debt or just earning some extra cash to buy a house. Teri went from working in education and nonprofits to trading stocks, traveling the world, and teaching others like you and me how to do the same. This episode is all about the life-changing magic of learning how to invest in stocks.

About Teri

Teri Ijeoma began her professional career working in education and non-profits. When she started trading stocks nine years ago, she initially saw it as an opportunity to simply supplement her income. However, she was so successful with this side hustle that in 2017, she decided to quit her job, travel the world, and begin trading full-time. While traveling, Teri was constantly asked to show others how she was successfully trading in the stock market.

She set up and taught her first class in Thailand, her second in Vietnam, and had a fully-fledged curriculum created by the time she returned to the States. Teri now offers an online curriculum that shares her investing strategies with people all over the world. She also partners with organizations and companies to train and empower individuals to achieve financial freedom and build wealth through investing.

Teri received her Bachelor’s degree in Management Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and her Masters in Media and Communications from Dallas Theological Seminary. She was named 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year by National Black MBA Association and was the Grand Champion of Teachable’s 2019 Creator Challenge. You can reach her on Instagram at @imaninvestor or online at itradeandtravel.com.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why investing is about more than fancy cars and airplanes
  • How your investing practice can help you achieve some big money goals
  • Teri’s story of going from education to owning her own business
  • How to pick a good company (aka, who is hiring)
  • How to avoid some common investing mistakes
  • The average day of a stock investor

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The Powerful Connection Between Mental Health and Wealth | Melanie Lockert

How does debt make you feel? Maybe you feel anxiety, stress, fear, outrage, or even depression when you think about your debt. If this is you, please, first know you are not alone in these feelings. Debt is one of the #1 reasons for anxiety and depression and has even been described as a heavyweight that is pushing down on you every second of the day.

Melanie Lockert, the brains behind the successful blog Dear Debt, and the Mental Health and Wealth podcast, is sharing her story of dealing with debt, depression, and how she paid off over $81,000 in the process.

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What You’ll Learn

  • Tricks to help you deal with anxiety and depression around money
  • The connection between debt and mental health
  • How to use side hustles to pay down your debt
  • Melanie’s story of paying off $81,000 of debt
  • How Melanie built a career sharing her debt journey
  • The art of finding joy, beauty, and pleasure each day

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Start Making Million Dollar Choices With Your Money

I’m not quite sure, but somehow a million dollars became the marker of success. I can remember when I was younger saying I’m going to make a million dollars and then stop working and move to a tropical island. (I can dream, right). 

The truth is a million dollars today is not what it used to be, but what you can do is start making million-dollar choices with your money. This doesn’t mean a million is going to drop from the sky, but if you put your mind in million-dollar mode, you’ll already be ahead of the game. How do you start making million-dollar choices – good question, listen in, and I’ll let you in on the secret.

What You’ll Learn

  • Some sobering stats about the wealth gap
  • Six steps to start making million-dollar choices
  • Why you need to ditch a budget and get a money flow plan
  • How toxic thoughts and relationships might be keeping you from money success
  • The exact steps you need to start paying off your debt
  • Ways to diversify your income, investments, and your thoughts

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How to Maximize Your Money to Work For You Instead of Against You | Kennedy Reynolds

Do you look at the list of things you want to do with your money and break out into sweat not knowing what to do first, and when to do it? If you’re shaking your head yes know that you are so not alone. That is what makes money so interesting and so tricky at the same time. Not to panic though, our guest Kennedy Reynolds from Acorns is here to help you learn how to maximize your money to work for you instead of against you.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to make investing work for you
  • Easy ways to track your money each month
  • Why personal finance education is a difference-maker
  • The ins and outs of Acorns and how you can start investing with spare change
  • How to start teaching your kids about money

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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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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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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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