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How to Get Prepared for Tax Time with Diane Gardner

Tax time rolls around faster than we’d like each year. It’s already February, and that means it’s time to rustle up all your W-2’s and 1099’s and get yourself ready for this tax season. Diane Gardner, an Enrolled Agent, and Certified Tax Coach is joining us to share what you need to know about getting prepared for April 15th.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to get yourself prepared for filing your taxes this year
  • How the new Tax Act changes will or will not impact your finances
  • What to do if you get one of those tax fraud hoax calls
  • How to get prepared all year long so you don’t have to panic
  • What should you do if you’re a victim of tax fraud
  • What self-employed and side hustlers need to know about tax deductions

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Get the Right Mortgage for You with Brian Faux + Ask Shannah

Shopping for a house is a lot of fun. Getting a mortgage is not. Until recently, getting a mortgage to buy a house has been a hassle, full of stress, paperwork, and a lot of money that trades hands. Thankfully, technology and some ingenuity are changing the game. Brian Faux from Morty is joining us on the podcast today to share what you need to know to get the right mortgage for you.

What You’ll Learn

  • What is broken with the current system and way we go about getting a mortgage for a home
  • What happened that lead to the mortgage meltdown ten years ago and can we avoid it again
  • What makes for a good homebuyer
  • How can you prepare yourself financially to get a mortgage
  • What does the mortgage process look like
  • How has technology changed the mortgage process and why Morty is so original
  • How you can feel empowered during the mortgage process

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How to Not Die in a Disaster with Laurie March

You can’t avoid disasters – no matter how hard you try, whether they happen at your house or outside your house, you’re going to come face to face with an emergency. My question to you is are you prepared?

The good news is you don’t have to spend a lot of money but I want being prepared to be a goal on your to-do list. Today’s guest, Laurie March, the brains behind Know How Studios, is my go-to girl on all things preparedness.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to prepare for lots of different types of disasters
  • Why don’t we like to talk about risks (and how that could case even more risks)
  • Why you don’t need to spend a lot of money to be prepared
  • How to put together your “bug out” bag and what should be in it
  • How to figure out what your risks are when it comes to emergencies
  • Why a preparedness course is worth the investment to keep you safe
  • Lessons Laurie learned from losing her house in the Woosley fire

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Kick Your Student Loan Debt to the Curb with David Carlson

Student loans can suck the life out of you – I mean, you were just trying to get an education to get ahead. Today’s podcast guest, David Carlson, has got a Student Loan Solution to help you kick your debt to the curb.

What You’ll Learn

  • How being $100,000 in student loan debt lead David and his wife to learn everything they could about student loans
  • How to find the right student loan payment plan for your life
  • Why you need to be an advocate for your student loan debt (and how to do it)
  • Steps to pay off your student loan debt in 2019
  • Everything about student loan forgiveness plans
  • What you’ll uncover in David’s new book Student Loan Solution

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How to Make an Impact & Invest for Your Future with Catherine Berman

Arguably, peanut butter and chocolate is the best combination ever, but there’s a new kid on the block – the combination of your money and the concept of impact investing.

Did you know you have the power to change the world with your dollars? Everything you spend your money on sends a message. This is a concept I’ve become really dialed into the last couple of years, so I was pumped to speak with Catherine Berman, co-founder, and CEO of CNote, an award-winning investment platform where you earn a better return while investing in causes and communities that matter to you.

What You’ll Learn

  • Is socially responsible investing just a fad or a great way to invest some of your dollars for a profit
  • What has lead to the growth of socially responsible investing
  • What makes for a socially responsible fund
  • How CNote is working to tie your investing dollars with impact
  • What portion of your money should be investing in impact investing funds

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A New Way to Look at You in the New Year with David Lynch

Have you ever wondered how your health affects your bank account? It does, in powerful ways, and I’m going to tell you why in today’s episode.

In 2017 I was determined to find a way to get a better balance in my life because I knew that it had a direct correlation with my finances, so I joined a yoga studio. I liked it a lot, until one day I walked into David Lynch’s class and then I fell in love with yoga. I fell in love with the power to transform my mind form the inside out.

It’s a new year, and if you’re going to do a new you now is the time to understand the strong connection between your health, your mindset, and your money.

What You’ll Learn

  • The power that your mind and body has on your overall success
  • Why you need time to reset your mind every day (& how to do it)
  • Ways you can cultivate a better mindset this year
  • How to figure out what you focus on and what distracts you from achieving your goals in life
  • David’s career and life journey that lead him to yoga

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Political Threats and Your Bank Account with Mark Hamrick + Ask Shannah

When I got out of college, I didn’t really care what went on in Washington and the government. It just sort of happened behind the scenes of my life. But now I care because I see how policies and government decisions can have an impact – good or bad- on my bank account and yet, it’s so hard to decipher what is good and not good watching the news and getting the highlights. So, I went straight to Mark Hamrick, Bankrate’s senior economic analyst, to ask him how the political environment will impact you and me and what we need to know to be prepared.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why what happens in Washington with the government matters when it comes to our finances
  • What are some of the political and economic threats against your money for the new year
  • Is the government really doing anything to help student loan debt
  • What economic indicators you should pay attention to
  • How the rising interest rates impact your goals and your finances
  • How can you protect your finances against whichever party is in office

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Is Now the Right Time to Buy a House with Gerry Burchard

Maybe you’re wondering when the right time to buy a house is or why you should even consider buying a house. The good news is that you’re not alone and we all have those questions and doubts.

Last week we talked to Cari from Unison about powerful ways to afford to buy a home without saving 20% down payment, and in this episode, we’ve got a fantastic interview with Gerry Burchard who is both a real estate agent and a customer of Unison. You’re going to love this episode whether you own a house or buying one is on your to-do list for the future.

 

What You’ll Learn

  • Is now (or ever) the right time to buy a house
  • What are some homebuying trends that millennials need to be aware of
  • Why would you buy vs. rent a house
  • How powerful the concept of leverage is with your money (aka, what could you be doing better with your money)
  • Some of the biggest myths working a real estate agent and how do you find one
  • How Unison helped Gerry maximize his home purchase

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Transform Your Career for the New Year with Ahyiana Angel

Are you having moments when you’re thinking, “Is this really my life and all my career will be?” I’m here to say that you can grow into your purpose with your career and make a big impact right now. My podcast guest, Ahyiana Angel, host of the podcast Switch Pivot or Quit and published author, is here to show you how you can transform your career for the New Year.

What I Ask

  • After making a career transformation yourself, what did you learn about growing into your purpose?
  • Why do we stay in a job we don’t like and perpetuate those feelings of “this can’t be my life”?
  • Is it unreasonable to think that you can make a career move and find your passion and make money at it?
  • You host a great podcast, Switch Pivot or Quit – what are some of the most powerful tips you’ve learned from your podcast guests about improving their professional and personal lives?
  • Let’s say I’m yearning to make a career move in the new year but I’m scared – how do I figure out the pros and cons?
  • What’s been the most powerful career lesson you’ve learned through your career transformation?

What You’ll Learn

  • How to decide is now is the right time to make a Switch, Pivot or Quit your job
  • How to turn passion into an impactful career that isn’t solely focused on making money (but you still make money)
  • Why it takes time to grow into your purpose in your career
  • The steps you should be thinking about before you make a drastic career transformation

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You Don’t have to be Stan Lee to be a Superhero + Ask Shannah

The myth, the man, the legend…Stan Lee the comic book genius recently passed away and he meant a lot to so many people. Stan was my friend and someone who I admire greatly. The last few years of Stan’s life brought his own super story – one filled with the tangled web of betrayal, lost fortune, and a constant reminder that you need to own your bank account no matter how famous you might be.

What You’ll Learn

  • Some of the most impactful lessons I learned from being a friend of Stan Lee for over 20 years
  • Why you always need to know what is coming in and going out of your bank account
  • How you can infuse more creativity and joy into your life
  • A simple exercise to document fear, worry, sadness, anger, and joy that will save you thousands of dollars on therapy (and it’s super helpful)
  • How to tackle important estate planning documents now and what you need
  • The power of your gut when it comes to working with other financial professionals
  • Why I loved Stan Lee so much

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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 treat, and a whole lotta’ fun!

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