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How to Travel Safely & Save Money in 2020 | Scott Keyes

It is still possible to travel in 2020 and save money while doing so. Our guest on the podcast, Scott Keyes from Scott’s Cheap Flights, says that traveling is still possible even during this strange year and travel deals are still out there to be found. While you might not be able to travel abroad just yet, there are plenty of places to explore locally and scratch your travel itch.

What You’ll Learn

  • Is it safe to travel right now
  • Why traveling on a plane might be safer than you think
  • How to find travel deals (even in 2020)
  • What you need to know about booking a trip that you might need to cancel
  • The happiness effect of travel and how travel helps your mental state
  • How Scott’s Cheap Flights started and what makes them unique
  • How to figure out where to travel to

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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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Do You Really Need Life Insurance | Allison Kade

Let me ask you this, are you married or do you have a committed partner? Do you have kids? Does someone depend on your income? Do you own a house? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then quite possibly you really do need life insurance. Allison Kade, the millennial money expert at Fabric is here to breakdown the ins and outs of life insurance and answer that burning question – do you really need life insurance.

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What You’ll Learn

  • Who needs life insurance and who doesn’t
  • How much life insurance do you need
  • What the heck is a healthcare proxy and do you need one
  • How much does life insurance cost
  • Why life insurance is a serious self-care act

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How To Buy What You Want & Skip The Debt | Daniela Corrente

Most of us have a love/hate relationship with debt. Debt can help you buy things like houses, cars, and to get a college degree, but debt can also feel like a giant anchor that is keeping you from moving forward. Stress, anger, depression, even suicide can be the result of having too much debt.

When Daniela Corrente moved to the U.S. she was introduced to the culture of you can achieve anything just by swiping a credit card. Knowing there had to be a better way to shop and spend her money, Daniela co-founded Reel, a shopping site that empowers people to buy what they want without going into debt. Can you imagine that – buy what you want and skip the debt?

What You’ll Learn

  • Understand the emotional side of debt
  • Hear Daniela’s story of going into debt and how it lead her to start Reel
  • How does Reel’s save-to-buy approach work
  • Should you use pay later services like Afterpay
  • Tips on how to shop debt-free

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5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Finances (Even in 2020) | David Waldrop

Today’s guest, David Waldrop, is a friend of the podcast who has been on the show in the past He’s a CFP® and has so many great tips to help you build a stronger financial foundation, including these 5 easy steps to improve your finances. This is a reboot episode, but the content is still as good in 2020 as it was last year!

There are podcasts, and blogs, and articles and apps all giving you tips and strategies for your money and then there are so many places for your money to go – paying off debt, saving to build your er fund, college funds for kids, buying your first house, going on a trip to Europe to eat gelato in Italy. But there’s only so much money to go around.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Why it’s easier to start with easy money steps
  • What he thinks is the top money step that everyone must do
  • Why you shouldn’t overlook giving yourself a raise and how to do it
  • What the most overlooked money step is and why it’s important
  • What he would tell his 30 something self about life and money

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Posted in Budgeting, Credit, Life, Podcast | Comments Off on 5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Finances (Even in 2020) | David Waldrop

6 Money Lessons I Wish I Would’ve Learned Sooner

It’s my birthday month, so I’m celebrating with you by reminiscing over the six money lessons that I wish I would’ve learned sooner (so hopefully you don’t have to make the same mistakes).

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What You’ll Learn

  • The power in building buckets of wealth and what to do with your oh sh*t fund
  • Some of the biggest money lessons I learned from people who are very wealthy
  • The one mindset trick I use to get me in a better money mindset
  • How to ditch the money guilt complex and feel good about earning more money
  • Understanding the relationship between risk and reward
  • Why I love having a July birthday 🙂

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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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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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Coronavirus & Your Money | Michele Schneider & Laurie March

I’m not sure there is anyone around the world that doesn’t know about COVID-19 at this moment. I’m praying that it hasn’t affected you or your family. It would be a gross misstep if I didn’t dedicate an episode to Coronavirus and its impact on your money.  So that’s what we’re going to do – not with fear, but with information and facts to help you navigate these strange waters.

Joining me on this episode is Laurie March (from a previous podcast episode) and Michele Schneider, from MarketGuage and author of Plant Your Money Tree.

What You’ll Learn

  • How this current economic crisis compares to the 2008 global crisis
  • Mish’s suggestions of what to do and not to do with your investments
  • Key trends to watch out for in the next few weeks
  • Laurie shares how to prepare for an emergency – what you need to stock up on from a previous podcast episode
  • How to keep a good money mindset in the midst of this crisis

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When Life Throws You a Money Curveball | Sharon Epperson

Life is known for throwing money curveballs when you least expect them (and are usually unprepared for them).

You may recognize the name, Sharon Epperson. She’s CNBC’s Senior Personal Finance Correspondent, author of the book The Big Payoff, and the first woman of color to report on the commodities market. Life was great until Sharon suffered a brain aneurysm that almost took her life and her career. It was at this moment that Sharon knew she had to redesign how she wanted to live her life and teach others how to prepare for those money curveballs.

Get Yourself Ready

Money curveballs are just a fact of life. That being said, there are some steps you can take to make sure you are in the *best* position possible. Take it from a recovering perfectionist, you won’t ever be 100% prepared, just do your best.

One of the best ways to be prepared is to set up your Emergency Fund. Typically, you should aim to save between three to six month’s worth of your fixed expenses in your emergency fund. Don’t let that freak you out. Save what you can when you can. Pro tip: one thing I like to do is put my savings on autopilot so the money just moves out of my account without me having to lift a finger.

It’s always a good time to cover your money risks. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Do I have enough life insurance?
  • What is the deductible on my health insurance in case I needed to pay it?
  • Do I have ample car insurance and enough money saved to cover the deductible?
  • Is my renter’s or homeowner’s insurance enough to cover me?
  • What other benefits does my company offer that I should take advantage of?

Take a few minutes today and do a little audit of your finances and give yourself a task list for at least one thing you can take care of this month. I know that thinking about curveballs isn’t fun at all (in fact, it’s a total downer), BUT it can also be a lifesaver. Take it from Sharon, being even a little prepared is the name of the game.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why we need to prepare for money curveballs (and how to know what curveballs to prepare for)
  • The action you can take today to financially prepare for curveballs
  • Sharon’s story of suffering a brain aneurysm and how she has since re-evaluated her life
  • The power of a post-recovery mindset
  • Sharon’s money story of making her way to CNBC and a champion for financial literacy
  • Some of the money lessons Sharon has learned along the way that are impactful
  • Ask Shannah: What should I do with my inheritance

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