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The Quest for Financial Independence with Bola Sokumbi

There always has to be a why when searching for financial independence. Why do you want to want to save money, why do you want to buy a house, why do you want to change your career, why do you want to retire early?

Whatever the why is for you, it’s important that you know why because your why determines everything – how much you need to save, where you should live, what things matter to you, and your why also keeps you from competing with others.

Our guest on this episode, Bola Sokumbi, is a finance expert, author, podcaster, and founder of Clever Girl Finance discovered her why way back in college when she saved 100K in three years – that is no small feat. She did all sorts of things to save the money, stuff that you and I might think is crazy… but it worked. And now she wants to show you how you can find your why, create massive change in your life, and have some fun doing it.

What You’ll Learn

  • The steps Bola took to save 100K in three years
  • The money lessons Bola learned from her mom that helped her in her financial journey
  • Why Bola decided to write a book and the chapters she thinks you need to read ASAP
  • What’s one piece of money advice Bola wished every woman knew
  • How to achieve big money goals when they feel so far away

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How Storage Boxes Can Help Solve Your Biggest Money Worry With Joseph Woodbury

What is your biggest money worry – not having enough money to pay off your student loan, maybe you’re in a mortgage that’s over your head right now,  or maybe you’re just trying to figure out how to quit your job and be a stay at home parent. You could win the lotto, but what about something as simple as earning passive income from the extra space in your home?

Joseph Woodbury is the CEO and co-founder of Neighbor.com and our guest on this episode. His company has a seemingly basic concept – rent out the extra space in your home to people who need affordable and local storage space, earn passive income and everyone is happy. But there’s more to the story.

What You’ll Learn

  • How  homeownership debt affects your ability to build wealth
  • What’s the deal with the antiquated storage solutions and why Joseph decided there need to be a change
  • The two big money problems Neighbor solves all at once
  • The power of passive income streams and how it can literally change your life
  • Why Neighbor loves debunking the myth that it is “too good to be true”

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When You’d Rather Go To The Dentist Than Deal With Debt With Michael Micheletti

There isn’t much more that I dislike besides going to the dentist. However, in a recent study by Freedom Debt Relief, debt is still one of those taboo topics. Not only do we not want to talk about, but debt is also a silent killer of your dreams and goals and is the #1 cause of stress and anxiety around money.

Michael Micheletti, Director of Corporate Communications for Freedom Debt Relief, is dishing all the jaw-dropping revelations from this study and helping us understand the power of debt in all areas of our life.

What You’ll Learn

  • 41% of Americans said they do not set aside money for their retirement plan. Why is this is happening?
  • Do we have different debt now than previous generations?
  • Understanding why 40% of college grads thought their college education was not worth the cost.
  • What options do you have if you are in debt?
  • How to cultivate a good mindset when you are in debt.
  • What steps can we all take to be better prepared with our finances so we don’t go into debt?

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500th Episode & Big Little Money Lies That Hold You Back

This is our 500th podcast episode!

500 episodes of money tips and tricks, saving strategies, travel destinations, healthy money mindset stories and tips, money stories from entrepreneurs, authors, musicians and more and all along the way, you’ve been there listening episode by episode. So today, for our 500th episode, we’re talking about those big little money lies that are holding us all back from achieving our greatness!

What You’ll Learn

  • We’re celebrating 500 podcast episodes
  • The power of money lies and how they will come up over and over again if you aren’t careful
  • How to identify the money lies holding you back
  • Why the lie of perfection is so powerful and destructive
  • The #1 money lie that I get stuck in and work to break every day
  • How to proactively break your money lies

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Crack The Code On How To Save And Invest On Any Budget With Brandon Krieg

Brandon Krieg, CEO, and co-founder of STASH has a mission. His goal is to make saving and investing accessible and easy for everyone, regardless of your budget. This is a message I echo on this podcast. There’s always a little something extra in your bank account that you can use powerfully to help build your wealth and your future, you just need to know how to find it.

What You’ll Learn

  • How does STASH practically make saving and investing accessible to everyone
  • In what ways does learning about financial literacy help us build a better financial future
  • How Brandon went from Wall Street working with some very wealthy people to an entrepreneur starting a company with a mission to help everyone save and invest
  • Why Brandon thinks we have an aversion to saving and investing
  • How to invest without fear

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How to Spend Less and Travel More With Jesse From Dollar Flight Club

While you’re busy Googling best ways to pay off debt, and best mutual funds to invest in, and best ways to build a budget, you should also be paying attention to best ways to travel.

if you’re going to travel, you might as well know some of the insider tricks to save money, like how you could save a ton of cash just by traveling to and from a different airport. I’ve saved thousands and thousands of dollars over the last few years with different smart money moves that I’ve made, but I wanted to chat with Jesse from Dollar Flight Club to find out what else we should know about to saving money when we travel.

What You’ll Learn

  • What are some of the secret ways to find flight deals
  • Busting apart some long-held travel myths so you can find the best deal
  • Why traveling to and from a different airport can save you a lot of cash
  • The difference between Dollar Flight Club and Google Flights
  • How to find the best travel deals within the U.S.

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Invest and Make An Impact With Arianna Savant & Swell Investing

Did you know that you cast a vote every time you spend your money? You are voting for companies whether you realize it or not. When you invest your money, you are doing the same thing…but do you know who you are voting for?

Arianna Savant, Head of Product at Swell Investing, is the guest on this episode demystifying how and why impact investing is important in your investing practice.

What You’ll Learn

  • What is driving the movement behind impact investing
  • What is the difference between investing for impact and traditional investing
  • How do you decide what impact companies you should invest in
  • What Swell is doing to bring impact investing to the masses
  • Arianna’s money story and her journey to evolve her own investing practice

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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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