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Save Money & Pick The Right Health Insurance Plan with Kim Buckey

It’s no secret that health care costs continue to rise – if you pay your health insurance premiums each month, you know what I mean. Picking the right health insurance matters greatly to your health and your bank account.

On this episode, I had a chat with Kim Buckey, VP of client services at DirectPath, to find out how much cash you could be saving or you might be wasting based on the plan you’ve got.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why does it matter what health insurance plan you choose
  • What to consider other than the price of the plan
  • Why are health insurance premiums continue to rise and benefits are getting worse
  • Do you have to pay your medical bill right away and can you negotiate any fees
  • Get educated on the particulars of your health care plan to know if you should switch when open enrollment rolls around
  • How to save money on your health insurance plan

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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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The App That Makes Your Financial Life Easier With Gil Akos + Ask Shannah

There is over $2.1 trillion in checking accounts that is just sitting, hanging out, and not earning any interest. Why? Well, most of us are terrorized to part with our cash and love the feeling of seeing our money safe and sound. But that’s not helping you build towards your future.

Today’s guest, Gil Akos, the co-founder, and CEO of Astra, a mobile app that helps you transfer money back and forth between all your accounts and automate your savings, so really there isn’t a good excuse not to save your money. But I know, there are so many apps, do you need another one – I’m right there with you, but I have to say, I’m pretty intrigued…

What You’ll Learn

  • What’s hurting you by keeping your cash stashed in a bank account
  • Why Gil created Astra and how can it make your financial life easier
  • The trends behind millennials and how much they save
  • Why automating your finances is a powerful way to achieve goals
  • How you can use the power of progress and be proactive to better your finances

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Get Your Financial House In Order and Keep It That Way With Peter Lazaroff + Ask Shannah

Call it a conspiracy or whatever you want, but there is a well-orchestrated message out there that creating a plan for your money that helps you achieve your goals is impossible – you’ll never save enough, you’ll never get out of debt, you’ll outlive your money, blah. That’s not true because it is possible for you to get your financial house in order right now with what you’ve got in your bank account. Our podcast guest, Peter Lazaroff is going to show us how.

What You’ll Learn

  • Easy strategies you can use to build your wealth
  • How to get in a better relationship with the world wealth
  • Why you should create a reverse budget and how to create one easily
  • The magic of goals based investing and how you can benefit from it
  • Some of Peter’s best tips from his new book, Making Money Simple: The Complete Guide to Getting Your Financial House in Order and Keeping It That Way Forever

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Investing Isn’t Just For The Wealthy With Erin Lowry + Ask Shannah

As Erin Lowry says in her new book, Broke Millennial Takes On Investing, it’s easy to think you’re not ready or rich enough to start investing. But what if you’re exactly at the right place right now to start investing and dramatically change your future?

What You’ll Learn

  • So how do you know when you’re ready to start investing?
  • Why do  we all wait too long to start investing
  • How can you get started investing if you’re uncomfortable with losing money
  • How Erin got interested in personal finance and ultimately investing
  • Erin’s favorite tidbits from her new book, Broke Millennial Takes on Investing

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5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Finances with David Waldrop

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.

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.

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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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

Links

  • 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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Talking Tech to Put More Cash In Your Bank Account with Jefferson Graham

There are loads of ways to put more money in your pocket every month – two of my favorites are cutting cable and getting a mobile plan that doesn’t drain your bank account. Today’s guest, Talking Tech podcast host Jefferson Graham, is dishing the latest trends in streaming services and mobile options to help you save money.

What You’ll Learn

  • The latest trends in streaming services for every budget
  • Why Mint Mobile is leading the way in affordable cell service
  • Jefferson’s favorite credit card to earn free trips
  • Anything we should be aware of security wise regarding phone carriers
  • How do you know what service is right for us

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The Best of the Best Online Banks with Laira Martin + Ask Shannah

Online banks are the new avocado toast, and why not. Traditional banks serve up silly fees and often not-so-great customer service. The last few years have brought the revolution and evolution of some great online banking options, and our guest, Laira from GoBankingRates is sharing who’s the best of the best.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why do you think more and more people are moving to online banks over traditional brick and mortar banks?
  • Will traditional banks ever go away?
  • Are there any trends you’re seeing emerge from this year’s list of the best online banks?
  • I get a lot of questions about online banks with the most popular question being why would I consider switching to an online bank. Why would someone make the switch?
  • What about safety with online banks?

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Get Your Money Game Plan in Place

Raise your hand if you want to get in a better mindset and smash your goals in 2019? No matter your goal is, big or small, you’re going to need a plan to turn it from a desire into an achievable goal.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why certain goals succeed and other goals fall apart
  • Talking through some of the goals that have worked for me over the years and how I was able to achieve them
  • Ask Shannah question all about the saving money crisis in America and my thoughts on how to ramp up your savings for emergencies
  • Introduction to the Money Game Plan Challenge to crush your goals in 4-weeks (it’s free too)

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