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Can Your Mind Make You Broke (& How To Avoid It)

Can your mind make you broke? Have you ever made a money decision that you regretted later? I’ve made about a million of these over the years, but I’ve also learned how powerful your mind is when it comes to money. The real question is then, can you trick yourself into being broke or being wealthy.

We’ll uncover these answers and the most common money mindset traps in this reboot episode.

What You’ll Learn

  • The four negative mindset traps that can actually make you broke
  • How to recognize the mindset traps and what you can do to strategize against them
  • Why you need to define what success means to you and how that might be affecting your bank account
  • My own stories of powerfully connecting my health with my wealth and what I’ve learned
  • Why you should have your own version of the “24-hour” window before you make big purchases
  • How a “f**ck it bucket” can give you options in life when you need them the most

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7 Money Mistakes That Are OK To Make

The personal finance world is full of rules and things that you should and shouldn’t do with your money. These rules lead to stress, frustration, and competition and honestly, make you feel like you aren’t doing enough, you don’t have enough, and you’ll never be able to fully be happy with your money situation. This is so not true. If you’ve ever made a money mistake, which we all have, this episode is for you.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why we all make money mistakes
  • How to recover from a money mistake
  • Why your money mindset is key when you make a mistake
  • How to deal with debt
  • Why it’s OK to miss the “best investment” opportunity
  • How to keep yourself calm when you do make a money mistake

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How to Invest with Knowledge, Not Emotion | Brian Barnes

You want to get in shape. So you go to the gym, maybe you take up running, and you decide to eat better. Each day you make a conscious choice to move in that direction of getting in shape. Some days you might not feel like it and maybe you take the day off or splurge on a donut, but generally, you’re moving in the right direction. Each day you’re taking a new step to help you get there.

Growing your money is the same thing. As Brian Barnes, CEO and Founder of M1 Finance shares, to invest with knowledge and not emotion is about more than just the one-time decision you make and more about the steps you take every day!

What You’ll Learn

  • How to create money habits that stick
  • How to set up a money system that works for you (and is easy)
  • How to create an “investing decision-making tree”
  • How to reduce friction with your finances
  • Why M1 Finance is a super app
  • Why most people have the same needs and wants when it comes to money

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Social Investing: What It Is & How It Can Help You Invest Without Fear | Katie Perry

According to the Pew Research center, only 52% of Americans invest in the stock market, and 88% of them have incomes over 100K.  Investing, even just 10  years ago, felt like something that was unattainable, confusing, and scary.

Thanks to apps like Public.com, the stock market is becoming democratized and using the power of social investing to change the game. Why not use this year to finally learn how to start investing? Our guest Katie Perry, VP of Marketing for Public.com, is here to share the power of using a social investing app that makes the stock market inclusive, educational, and fun.

What You’ll Learn

  • The power of social investing
  • How to start investing without fear
  • How to use the social community at Public.com to find companies to invest in
  • What role does financial literacy have in teaching you to invest
  • How the democratization of the stock market and implementation of community fosters responsible investing behaviors
  • What role does risk play into your investing strategy
  • Katie’s investing lessons that she’s learned while working at Public.com

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Get Yourself Healthy Now with Julie Voris

I think January is so interesting. It’s the month that as my guest Julie Voris, an online fitness and nutrition coach says, we want to do all the things and the reason we don’t, it’s because we don’t commit to the choice. We give up somewhere between Jan 1 and Jan 31.

But getting yourself healthy isn’t just about losing weight, but it’s about forming good habits, getting your blood flowing so you can think better, have more energy, and spur on some good juju so you can tackle your goals. Thankfully, Julie is here to show you how you can get yourself healthy on any budget.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why being healthy is about so much more than how much you weigh
  • How to incorporate exercise and good nutrition on any budget
  • The mental benefits of working out
  • How Julie cultivated a career around exercise and nutrition
  • What are some easy ways to workout at home
  • Ways to figure out what eating plan is right for your body
  • How to change your mindset around exercise and nutrition

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Make Your Money Happy with Ken Honda

As our guest, Ken Honda author of the book Happy Money says, “Money is energy. It can be happy or unhappy.” So I’m curious, is your money happy, does it smile back at you, because it really should.

Ken is a legend in Japan. He’s japan’s bestselling zen millionaire, and his best selling book, Happy Money: the Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money is a MUST read. Alright, now that I piqued your interest, let’s hear from Ken what exactly is happy money.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to determine if your money is happy or unhappy
  • The difference between the Japanese way and the U.S. way of handling money
  • Why most people are in a deeply unhappy relationship with money
  • How Ken Honda decided to focus his effort on the concept of happy money
  • Practical ways to handle your emotions around money

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Secret Tips to Save Money & Shop Smarter (with Trae Bodge)

I’m throwing my hands in the air and telling you straight up that I love to shop – but I equally love finding a good deal and feeling like I’ve won at ballin’ on a budget. That means I need a little strategy behind my shopping. I asked Trae Bodge, our resident smart shopping expert, to dish everything you need to know how to shop smart and save money all year long.

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What You’ll Learn

  • How and when to find the best shopping deals
  • Ways to cultivate a good mindset around shopping
  • Are shopping apps and coupons worth your time
  • Does price matching actually work
  • Should you buy online or in-store for the best deals
  • How to think about shopping once you’re debt-free
  • Trae’s secret tips to save money all year long

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Book of the Month

January’s pick: Holistic Wealth by Keisha Blair

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Turn Your Stumbling Blocks Into Stepping Stones with Michaela Renee Johnson

How we view life’s inevitable setbacks can have a profound effect on our overall well-being. After all, crumbling under the weight of disappointment isn’t nearly as productive as finding a way to be happy with a new reality — even when that reality is beyond anything we could have imagined. Michaela Renee Johnson is sharing her profound story of turning life’s stumbling blocks into stepping stones on this episode and how you can do the very same thing.

What You’ll Learn

  • Michaela’s journey from living in an upscale area in Sacramento to a 27-ft trailer in the Sierra Nevada mountain range
  • How to survive stumbling blocks
  • Strategies to turn any stumbling block into a stepping stone for the future
  • The scoop behind Michaela’s book, Teetering on Disaster
  • The power of your money story and how you can re-create yourself

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How To Create Holistic Wealth with Keisha Blair

I want you to imagine a life where you are financially savvy and independent, living with purpose and generosity while inspiring others. Keisha Blair, the author of the book Holistic Wealth, is our guest on this episode and she’s dishing life lessons to help you find purpose, prosperity, and happiness in your life right now.

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What You’ll Learn

  • What is holistic wealth
  • The 6 laws that govern holistic wealth
  • Kiesha’s story of finding holistic wealth after the tragic death of her husband
  • Actionable steps to bring holistic wealth in your life
  • How to live an abundant life with purpose

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Book Club of the Month

For January, we’re reading Keisha Blair’s book Holistic Wealth 32 life lessons to help you find purpose, prosperity, and happiness. Head to the show notes for a link to purchase your copy on Amazon and start your journey to cultivating a holistic wealth mindset.

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Set Your Money Intentions for 2020

I think Kermit the Frog said it best, “Life’s like a movie. Write your own ending.” So what do you want your movie to look like? It’s 2020, and that means it’s time to set some money intentions for the year that you can achieve, that will change your life, that have you looking back at 2020 in awe of all the amazing things you’ve done.

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What You’ll Learn

  • How to change negative emotions around money
  • Powerful ways to set intentions for 2020
  • Why intentions matter more than resolutions
  • Why you need to create a “wouldn’t it be cool if” list
  • How to create a list of your top three intentions and strategies to achieve them

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