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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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Best of: Crockpot Your Savings

We’re featuring another Best Of episode from last year that was a listener favorite.

All personal finance experts can agree on one thing – starting to save early will almost always help you reach your lifestyle goals quicker and with more ease than those who wait longer. When you think about your savings there are two ways you can save – the crockpot style or the microwave style.

Inspired by a recent industry article in Financial Planning Magazine, thinking about a crockpot for your savings strategy makes pretty good sense. With any crockpot recipe, the idea is simple. You gather all your ingredients ahead of time, throw them into the crockpot, turn it on low and slow for  6-8 hours, and then you have an almost always perfect meal sure to wow anyone.

What You’ll Learn

  • We’ll chat about the crockpot method of savings
  • Why a crockpot method might make more sense than microwaving your savings
  • Focus on saving little by little over time with consistency so whenever you reach the age you would like to quit working, you’re investments and savings have spent some time “cooking together.”
  • Let’s talk about what you can and can’t control with your savings
  • Some guidelines to always keep in mind with savings

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How to Made 100K Teaching & Traveling Overseas with Amanda Swartz

When you think about teachers, what do you picture? Someone making a mediocre salary living paycheck to paycheck? Me too – but what if I told you there was a way to make over 100K teaching, pay down your debt, and travel at the same time?

Meet Amanda Swartz from Every Further Mile, our guest on this episode who shares how she made over $100,000 teaching and living abroad with her family and was able to bank a ton of cash while doing so.

Questions I Ask

  • So, you’re telling me that you can make over 100,000k while traveling and teaching abroad? I’ve got to know how you do this.
  • You talk in detail about how you chose to teach in the Middle East – someplace that most people wouldn’t think about going to as a first choice. What attracted you to that region?
  • Walk us through the steps if we did want to teach aboard – where do we start?
  • What is the biggest lesson you learned about teaching abroad?
  • What does the future look like for you – will you teach abroad again, and where?

What You’ll Learn

  • How to ace the teaching abroad interview + land the job
  • What countries will offer you the most money for teaching abroad
  • How to determine if teaching abroad is a good option for you + what type of degree do you need
  • What your first day at work will look like (and why you shouldn’t be scared)
  • How to take a risk and explore countries while teaching abroad
  • How to adapt to a new culture and learn cultural sensitivities

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Sunday Seven email club

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 treats and a whole lotta’ fun!

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An Inside Look at the Latest Money News and Trends: The Market Tumbles and The Fed Raises rates

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks – the Fed raised interest rates again, subscription fees are killing our bank accounts, oh, and there was a bloodbath in the markets. So, it seemed right for us to have a conversation about what this all means to you and how it impacts your financial goals.

What You’ll Learn

  • The Fed is raising the rates yet again – What this means to you: it affects your credit card interest rates, and mortgage rates will rise if you’re looking to buy a house – basically anything with a variable loan component will change
  • Credit card interest rates are up yet again – what’s happening and how can you not become a victim
  • The markets took a downturn – let’s chat about what to do now and why you should stay the course
  • Travel is up for the holidays with 33 million people saying they can’t afford it. Learn a few tricks to make travel a reality to you
  • Find out how many billions of dollars we spend each year just to avoid cooking at home (hint, we all need to learn how to cook)

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I Need Help with My Investing Strategy + Other Burning Investing Questions With Doug Boneparth

I don’t think you can ever learn too much about investing and growing your wealth. While investing can seem super complicated, the good news is that there are a lot of resources these days to help you out (like this podcast). One of them is my good friend and fellow CFP®, Doug Boneparth. Doug’s joined us on the podcast a few times in the past, and he’s back again to help me answer some of your #AskShannah investing questions.

Whether you’re new to investing or a seasoned pro, you’ll enjoy this episode with an inside look into three of your investing questions from two CFP®’s who share a love of simplifying money concepts into fun bite-sized pieces you can easily digest!

Questions Asked

  • Active vs. Passive Investing: Is active investing becoming more favorable with volatile markets?
  • Are cannabis stocks the next great thing or just a fad in your opinion and what do I need to know?
  • Should I be investing as much as I can in my 401(k) or should I look at an IRA or a ROTH? I know you always say it depends on our own situation and goals – what would be an advantage or investing more in my 401(k) above the match?

What You’ll Learn

  • How to match your investing strategy with your lifestyle goals
  • What is active vs. passive investing anyway
  • Why you should never think of stocks as “the next best thing”
  • Why your 401(k) is so powerful for your retirement savings
  • Why we think financial literacy is so critical to your future financial success

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When Your Money Meets Mother Nature With Jason Hargraves

The curious thing about building wealth is that there is always a risk brewing somewhere. Those risks can cost money and wipe away your savings if you’re not prepared. What if you had a flood in your home – are you prepared and what do you do if that happens? In the U.S. we deal with hurricanes, tropical storms, flood-prone areas and more, but you don’t have to live in a flood area to suffer damage. Jason Hargraves from Insurancequotes.com is ready to educate us.

Questions I Ask

  • With Hurricane Florence fresh in our minds can you run through some high-level details for us -what is, who needs it, and how do you get it?
  • How does a deductible work in flood insurance?
  • Are there states that mandate flood insurance?
  • What happens if you live in an apartment? Do you need flood insurance?
  • Are there any other reasons why we should think about flood insurance?
  • Have any tips for how you can file a claim after a flood – painlessly?

What You’ll Learn

  • How to take an inventory of your home to prove your possessions
  • How a natural disaster can cause financial havoc
  • What is the process of acquiring flood insurance and how do you know if you have too much or too little
  • What is covered by flood insurance vs. regular homeowner’s insurance

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