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Smart Money: How to Make the Most Out of Your Money This Summer

This summer is going to be epic! In between trips to see friends you haven’t seen in over a year, lazy days by the pool, and countless scoops of ice cream on a hot day, take a listen to my list of smart money steps to take this July through September to get your money shaped up for fall.

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From my viewpoint, this summer is going to be unlike any other summer. Maybe you’re traveling, or going to concerts, or eating out again…whatever it is, this summer is likely going to cost more money than last summer. That means it’s time to figure out how to make the most out of your money this summer so you can enjoy it like a rockstar.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why this summer might cost you more money and what to do about it
  • How to give your money a summer cleanup
  • Why you need to create summer money goals
  • Easy ways to create a money system you can follow
  • My 5 steps to financial freedom

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How to Think Like a Breadwinner and Transform Your Money| Jennifer Barrett

Are the choices you’re making with your money bringing you closer to the future you want or further away? We’ll uncover how to think like a breadwinner and transform your money in this episode with author, journalist, and financial expert, Jennifer Barrett.

Jennifer Barrett is the Chief Education Officer at Acorns, a saving and investing app with more than 9 million users. She’s also the author of the upcoming book “Think Like a Breadwinner,” a wealth-building manifesto for women. A contributor to Forbes, she’s also written about money for publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Newsweek. Jennifer’s co-authored two other personal finance books and is often featured as a money expert in the media. She also advises three female-led startups and provides leadership coaching to female founders. A proud breadwinner herself, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.

What You’ll Learn

  • What does it mean to be a breadwinner
  • How to develop a breadwinner mindset – and why it matters
  • How to create a healthy relationship with your partner if you’re a breadwinner
  • Money steps to think like a breadwinner
  • Jennifer’s breadwinner story

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Ditch Your Money Mindset Blocks & Create a Profitable Online Business | Kate Kordsmeier

What if you could earn an extra $1K, $5K, $20K, or more a month by creating a profitable online business? You could pay off debt, rev up your retirement, buy a house, start investing, and so much more. Just imagine the possibilities. As our guest, Kate Kordsmeier says, ditching your money mindset blocks that make you believe building a profitable online business isn’t possible is the first step to changing your life in powerful ways.

What You’ll Learn

  • How you can create a profitable online business from scratch
  • Money mindset blocks that stop you from being successful
  • How Kate turned a profitable blog into a successful online business
  • How to turn any idea into an online course, workshop, and more
  • Ways to monetize your online course or blog

Meet Kate

Kate is the founder and CEO of the holistic wellness blog Root + Revel, creator of the digital course The Six-Figure Blog Academy, and host of the podcast Success with Soul. A former journalist and cookbook author, Kate’s work has been featured in over 125 national magazines and publications, including Forbes, USA Today, The Washington Post, Esquire, Women’s Health, SELF, and Real Simple. Today, her mission is to empower women to turn their purpose into profits with an online business that reclaims their joy, power, and freedom without sacrificing their health, self-care, relationships and family, sanity and spirituality.

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How To Trade Your Paycheck For An Enriched Life | Todd Miller

“Life is the accumulation of all the little individual choices you make on a daily basis.” Powerful words from our guest Todd Miller, who is the author of an outstanding book titled Enrich. In fact, Enrich has been named as one of the 8 Books to Help You Find Financial Bliss by Entrepreneur Magazine.

If you’ve ever wanted to create an enriched life full of time, money, and meaning, this episode has your name on it.

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What You’ll Learn

  • The power of creating a vision for your life
  • Why you need a personal mission statement
  • How to connect your bank account with your goals and vision
  • Ways to set daily goals and milestones to achieve success
  • How to avoid the default setting in life

Meet Todd

Todd Miller is an entertainment CEO who has extensively researched and aggressively experimented with the work-life equation for over a quarter-century. While scaling the corporate ladder, Miller skillfully structured two sabbaticals, intentionally created a family through adoption, cycled coast to coast across two continents in support of children’s charities, and explored more than 100 countries on all seven continents. Drawing on ENRICH principles, Miller built time wealth and passive income while working full time. At age 53, the American-born author has retired on the Andaman Sea in Thailand.

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The Insiders Secrets to Know Your Value, Master Negotiation, and Take Back Your Life and Career Next Year | Jacqueline Twillie

Are you looking at your career this year and thinking it just isn’t riding on the fast lane as you had hoped? You’re so not alone. This year has been rough on many careers and salaries, not to mention working at home juggling your partner’s weird snack breaks and your neighbor who likes to run the lawnmower just when you’re hopping on a Zoom call. But I don’t want you to stay stuck.

Jacqueline Twillie is back to share the insider secrets to know your value (aka how to fatten up your paycheck), master negotiation (without breaking out in a sweat), and take back your life and career next year.

Meet Jacqueline

When it comes to career advice, Jacqueline is my go-to. She’s been on the show a few times and is an auntie, latte lover, President of ZeroGap, passionate about ending the wage gap, 2 times best selling author, and a Saints fan. She’s coined the phrase, Nah, I know my value, and in this episode, she’s going to teach you how to know your value as well to earn more and live better.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to truly know your value
  • What we get wrong with knowing our value
  •  Ways to communicate your value to your boss or potential hires
  • 5 lies about negotiation that are keeping you stuck
  • Jacqueline’s insider secrets to earning more and living better
  • How to negotiate for expenses when you work from home

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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.

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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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