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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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Build Your Best Credit Score in 2019 with Marsha Barnes

Your credit score has power and that three-digit number has a dramatic impact on your financial future. If you do nothing else this year, grab your credit score the tail and yank it up to 700+ (preferably over 740). You don’t have to go all crazy trying for an 850 score – but don’t get lazy. Even if you have a good score, it could drop tomorrow by one silly mishap.

Marsha Barnes from The Finance Bar will share her best tips to get your score in check for the new year.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why your credit score is a powerful piece of your financial future
  • How to create a better financial brand for yourself
  • Which credit scoring models do you need to care about
  • What action steps you should take this year to raise your score
  • How your score impacts your job and where you live
  • Why Marsha is so passionate about financial literacy

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Get Your FOMO Spending in Shape This Year With Maizie Simpson from Credit Karma

We’ve all been guilty – you see something one of your friends is doing or buying and you want it too. Or, what about that new piece of clothing you’ve been drooling for and then suddenly an ad pops up on a social platform and you take it as “the sign” that you should probably go ahead and buy it? FOMO spending is a real thing that could be hurting your bank account and credit score without you even knowing it.

What You’ll Learn

Maizie Simpson is Credit Karma’s Data and News Editor, producing stories to simplify and humanize the oftentimes intimidating world of money and finance and is sharing all her tips to battle against FOMO spending.

  • How to evaluate whether you’re FOMO spending or you really need an item
  • How FOMO spending your credit score go hand-in-hand
  • Did you know that American’s spend over $100 billion more on mortgages than we need to? How can you use your credit score to beat those odds
  • One of the best ways to raise your credit score and why it matters even if you aren’t purchasing a big-ticket item
  • How to figure out what bills you’re overpaying on so you can negotiate a better deal (without being a negotiation expert)

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Sunday Seven Email Club

Millennial Money is more than just a podcast, we’re all about family here. Join us each weekend for our Sunday Seven Email Club, where we’ll share bonus episodes, money tips, life hacks, exclusive music drops, travel deals, breakfast treats, and a whole lotta’ fun!

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Be Your Own Student Loan Debt Hero With Travis Hornsby

Student loan debt is no joke. If you have student loan debt, you know the stress an anxiety that it can bring on while you’re trying to pay it off. In fact, student loan debt has skyrocketed to nearly $1.5 trillion dollars in 2018. What you need is tips, tools, strategies, and a little push to stay motivated while you’re attacking your student loans.

What You’ll Learn

Travis Hornsby, CEO of Student Loan Planner is with us today to break down some of the myths around student loan debt payoff and share some horror stories with you. This episode is jam-packed with great need to know information including:

  • How to figure out if your student loan repayment plan is costing you too much
  • The easiest way to pay off your student loans QUICK
  • Why you should be collecting the refi bonus – not someone else
  • What you should be looking for when you’re considering student loan refinancing
  • Horror stories can teach you a lot, and Travis is sharing a few doozies
  • Will student loan reform ever happen in the U.S.

Links Mentioned

Student Loan Planner

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Sunday Seven Email Club

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Your Money Thoughts & Their Special Powers with Michelle Bobrow + Ask Shannah

There’s really no easier way to say this – your money thoughts have as much of an impact on achieving goals as the actual “how-to’s” and practical advice about money. This is the message I’ve shared since the beginning of the podcast, and it’s one that Michelle Bobrow from the Holistic Wallet shares as well.

On This Podcast Episode:

Meet Michelle Bobrow. She’s built a whole brand around mind shifts in all areas of our lives, but particularly finances. Michelle focuses on money psychology to integrate healthy and balanced financial habits into our lives.

Through strategic planning and mindful coaching, Michelle turns numbers into a work of art as she designs holistic budgets and sustainable systems for you to pay off your past, save for your future, and enjoy the present. (YES, that’s what I’m talking about).

We cover some good points:

  • How the recession impacted her as a college student at the time and the lesson she learned
  • How you can begin to create powerful money shifts right away
  • Why non-judgmental talk is the best kind of talk around money
  • How you can create an awareness of what makes you feel good and what makes you feel like crap around your finances

Thanks To Our Episode Sponsor:

Thanks to Udemy for sponsoring this episode. Go to http://www.ude.my/mymoney right now and get ninety percent off when you sign up for classes! You will not find a better price, so sign-up for classes NOW.

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From Financial Disadvantage to Being Empowered with Warren Hogarth + Ask Shannah

You’d think when you arrive in the U.S. getting set up financially would be easy. Not so fast. When Warren Hogarth of Empower came to the U.S. from Austrailia in 2004 he quickly realized he was at a disadvantage with all things financial – getting credit and building your credit was no easy task.

On This Podcast Episode:

I had a candid conversation with Warren about his transition to the U.S. and how “the system” attempted to keep him down when it came to his finances. Luckily, he’s sharing some of the money lessons he learned during that time as well as the journey he’s taken to turn the disadvantages into a new app,  Empower.

Warren spent eight years as a Partner at the #1 VC firm in the world, Sequoia Capital. They’ve invested in companies like Square, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, and AirBnB, and Warren stood shoulder-to-shoulder with founders to build large, enduring businesses (3 went from zero to over $1 billion).

If you take away one thing for this episode, it should be his best piece of money advice (stay to the end of the episode to hear his inspirational take away).

Shout Out To Our Sponsor:

This episode was sponsored by The Decrypting Crypto Podcast. As Warren said in the podcast episode, learning all you can about Crypto will keep you educated and in a position to make smart money moves. There’s no better podcast than The Decrypting Crypto to help you do just that! Subscribe today in iTunes or any podcast platform.

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Ask Shannah – How Much Should I Have Invested At Certain Ages + Should I Make Weekly Credit Card Payments

The Ask Shannah questions are piling up so today I’m tackling two questions that I feel will resonate with you.

On This Podcast Episode:

Question #1 – How Much Should I Have Invested (and saved) At Certain Ages – while there are some common goals that are often suggested by personal finance experts, there isn’t a hard-fast number for how much you should have invested and saved. Even if you haven’t started yet, now is as good of a time as any. However, in the episode, I’m going to offer some common suggestions you can use to figure out if you’re on track.

Question #2 – Should I Make Weekly Credit Card Payments – well, the most important factor is that you’re making your credit card payment on-time, however, these micropayments have become popular with people trying to better their credit score and pay off debt faster. See what I have to say about making weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly credit card payments.

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Sneaky Tips To Pay Off Debt and Best Credit Cards In 2018 – Wallethub

With millions of people making a financially themed resolution for 2018 – pay off that debt and save more are the two top resolutions – and recent Fed rate hikes expected to cost credit card users an extra $7.4 billion in interest this year (YIKES), the personal-finance website WalletHub today released a pair of reports that will help you save more in the new year: 2018’s Best Credit Cards as well as the latest Credit Card Landscape Report.

On This Podcast Episode:

To tackle any big financial challenge like paying off debt it’s going to take a game plan and some plain ole’ commitment.

However, that doesn’t mean that you should focus on paying off all the debt all at once – in fact, that can lead to burnout and frustration.

On this podcast episode, I’m chatting with Jill Gonzalez, analyst from WalletHub about some of their recent findings in their Credit Card Landscape report, and how those findings can help you in 2018 be smart and strategic in paying off your debt.

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The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which investment(s) and financial strategies may be appropriate for you, consult your financial adviser prior to investing. There is no assurance that the techniques and strategies discussed are suitable for all investors or will yield positive outcomes.

 

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Up Your Money Game Plan in 8 Steps

It’s that time of year again to come up with your money game plan for the rest of the year. I can hardly believe it’s back to school time and that the holidays are just around the corner. There’s no better time than now to set a money goal for yourself and craft a money game plan.

It's that time of year to take your money game plan to another level. Here are 8 steps to get you started.

On This Podcast Episode:

  • I’m diving into 8 steps to help you up your money game plan
  • Find out how long it really takes to better your budget
  • What’s one easy step you can take today
  • Set your goals and action plan for success

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The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which investment(s) and financial strategies may be appropriate for you, consult your financial adviser prior to investing. There is no assurance that the techniques and strategies discussed are suitable for all investors or will yield positive

 

Your Credit Card Is Broken – Meet Final

According to Final —  your credit card is broken and they’re here to fix it. Final is the only credit card that puts the consumer back in control of their finances by administering a new number for every merchant, enabling secure payments, eliminating fraud and providing clarity into spending habits.

If you've ever been a victim of credit card theft you know what a pain in the butt it can be to sort out. I'm talking with Aaron from Final, a company that is helping you take back control of your credit spending.

With 1% cash back on purchases and no annual fee, Final is the credit card for the tech-savvy spender who doesn’t want to hassle with changing their payment info with every vendor when a security breach occurs or a credit card gets lost.

Admittedly, I hadn’t heard about Final until I spoke with Aaron, but I think this is a really cool concept that could definitely change the way we think about credit cards – and put us, the consumers, back in control.

On This Podcast Episode:

  • I’ll chat with Final CEO and Founder, Aaron Frank, about what Final is up to
  • Learn why Final thinks your credit card is broken
  • Aaron will share a bit about the future of credit cards and security
  • Interested in Final, head to their website for more details

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The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which investment(s) and financial strategies may be appropriate for you, consult your financial adviser prior to investing. There is no assurance that the techniques and strategies discussed are suitable for all investors or will yield positive outcomes.

 

 

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