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Finding Freedom From the 9 to 5 Rat Race With Shane Dillon

Have you ever wanted to drastically change your life? Turn everything upside down, recreate yourself and live a life full of adventure. What if you were just one step away from a radical change in your life?

Today’s podcast episode is going to inspire you, I know it did me. My guest, Shane Dillon, reached out to me a few months ago and I was blown away by his story. Get this, in 2017 he left behind his 9 to 5 job to bicycle across the U.S. and Europe, moved to Spain to teach and wrote his first personal finance book. Shane will inspire you in this episode to reach beyond what you thought was possible for your life.

What You’ll Learn

  • How Shane decided to leave his 9 to 5 behind and bicycle across the U.S. and Europe
  • The lessons Shane learned about himself and his finances on his journey
  • Why Shane moved to Spain and how he manages his money living aboard
  • The crazy story of Shane’s book, The Franklin Fi, and how he wrote it on a cycling adventure
  • Shane’s tips to cultivating a life of adventure, purpose, and passion
  • Why you need to think of yourself as a human corporation

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Hidden Forces That Drive Our Choices Around Money With Jeff Kreisler + Ask Shannah


Fact: we have behavioral traps that keep us in our money mindset. We rationalize, compare, and make judgments when it comes to our money. Are those traps keeping you trapped or are they moving you closer to your money goals?

Our guest today, Jeff Kreisler, author of the new book Dollars and Sense, How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter, is sharing the hidden forces that drive our choices around money.

What You’ll Learn

  • What are the hidden forces around money and why are they so hidden
  • How to win the battle against irrational spending behavior (that is if you want to)
  • How to trick our brains to make smarter choices
  • Jeff’s favorite takeaways from his new book

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Spend Your Money Where You Spend Your Time + Ask Shannah

Have you ever had those moments when you know you’ve got some extra cash in your bank account and then you aimlessly spend it all while thinking, “I know there was some good reason I was saving this money?”

This episode is all about creating a plan to upgrade areas of your life where you spend the most amount of time because, without a plan, that extra cash will likely be spent on stuff you don’t really need.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why I decided to upgrade four areas of my life where I spend the most amount of time
  • How to create a plan for upgrading your life based on your budget
  • My 25%-50% rule that I use whenever I get extra cash
  • How spending money where you spend your life can help bring balance to all areas of your life
  • How to figure out what areas of your life need some upgrading

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My Journey Through Depression & the Money Lessons I Learned

Did you know that 300 million people around the world have depression and anxiety, according to the World Health Organization, and It’s estimated that 15 percent of the adult population will experience depression at some point in their lifetime? I’m one of them, and this is my journey.

What You’ll Learn

  • The money lessons I learned battling through depression and anxiety
  • Why I’m a big fan of creating a “health slush fund”
  • How I used acupuncture and herbs to help heal my body
  • What food choices I made to get my body in fighting shape
  • The economic impact of depression on everyday life
  • How green juice helped heal my body

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Live Well and Earn Insurance With Yogesh Shetty + Ask Shannah

Being smart with your money is more than just knowing how to pay off debt and save for retirement. Being smart with your money is about taking inventory of your entire life, every aspect of you, and bringing that in alignment with the version of life you want to live.

Our podcast guest, Yogesh, is the CEO and co-founder of Avibra, a super innovative new app that is flipping the idea of life insurance on its side and focusing on how longevity + mortality can come together to create a unique value to current and next-generation customers.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why traditional life insurance gets a bad wrap
  • How to incorporate life insurance coverage in your financial plan
  • What living well and making smart lifestyle choices have in common with life insurance
  • What Yogesh learned growing up in a poor family in India that he’s brought to his company, Avibra
  • How seeking wellness translates in your finances
  • What Avibra is doing differently for those who earn less than $100,000

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How to Talk About Money With Your Honey with Dan Hinz + Ask Shannah

Money is one of the leading causes of divorce. Why? Because we don’t like to talk about it, not while we’re dating, not when we get engaged, and certainly not when we get married. Can we change the divorce rate if we just starting talking about money? Today’s podcast guest, Dan Hinz, is helping couples learn how to talk about money with their partner so we can all have happy and long-lasting relationships.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why is so hard to talk to your significant other and spouse about money
  • What are the trickiest subjects to talk about in regards to money and why do we all avoid them
  • How Dan and his wife handle money issues and healthy conversations
  • How to develop a money system in your relationship that works for both of you
  • How to begin to talk about money early in your relationship

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Money Lessons From a Monk Turned Money Manager with Doug Lynam + Ask Shannah

As Doug Lynam, our podcast guest says, money is not the root of all evil, but we all need to be a little bit wealthy. That may seem like a controversial statement from someone who spent 20 years as a Monk, but as Doug talks about in this episode, there is a way to get in a healthy relationship with your money so you can live life on your terms. In fact, Doug ‘s money journey started way back when the monastery he worked for went bankrupt, which forced him to learn about money management – now that’s a story you don’t hear about every day!

What You’ll Learn

  • How did Doug go from monk to money manager
  • What life was like as a monk and how that relates to money
  • What money lessons did Doug learn from his monastery going bankrupt
  • Why we should all strive to be a little bit wealthy
  • What advice Doug would give his 30-something self about life and money

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How Can Women Tackle Impact Investing with Confidence – Ellen Remmer

By 2020 American women will control $22 trillion in capital, and impact investing is expected to reach $440 billion, the real question is how Can Women Tackle Impact Investing with Confidence? Today’s podcast guest, Ellen Remmer, is here to discuss the ins and outs of impact investing for women.

What You’ll Learn

  • What is impact investing
  • How can you invest for impact on any budget
  • Does impact investing provide as much return as traditional investing
  • What are some ways Invest for Better are working to help women with impact investing
  • Ellen’s own story and experience with investing for impact
  • What trends we’ll see in the future of impact investing

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  • Invest for Better
  • 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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First Comes Love, Then Comes the Prenup with Carolyn Grimes + Ask Shannah

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes divorce? No, wait, that’s not right. Today we’re talking the topic on everyone’s mind – prenuptial agreements. Family law attorney, Carolyn Grimes, is going to fill you in on what a prenup is and why you might be a good candidate.

What You’ll Learn

  • Celebrities are good candidates for prenups, but what about the rest of us
  • How to initiate the “I want a prenup” conversation with your hunny
  • What is and what isn’t covered in a prenup
  • What happens when you get divorced with a prenup
  • Can you get a postnup

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  • Carolyn Grimes
  • 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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Operation Varsity Blues – How Money Can Get You in Trouble with Adebisi Adebowale

The recent Varsity Blues scam rocked the news media, but the storyline isn’t a shock to me. I’ve been all too aware that many wealthy people have been able to scam the system for years now.  Adebisi Adebowale, the founder of Upliftology, joins us to talk about the scandal and uncover if it is possible for students to get a GOOD education in an Ivy League or non-Ivy League without scamming the system?

What You’ll Learn

  • What the Varsity Blues scandal brings to light
  • What changes need to occur in the college system to bring fairness to all
  • The facts behind how this scam was facilitated at multiple levels
  • How to use scholarships to afford college and grad school and not need to scam
  • the system
  • The issues of privileges, the elite, and the impacts on students of color applying to predominately white institutions.

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