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Learn How to Invest as A Side Hustle & Achieve All Your Money Goals | Teri Ijeoma

“You don’t have to be rich, you just have to have enough to cover your bills.” Powerful words from Teri Ijeoma, the brains behind Trade and Travel. Getting good, and I mean really good, at trading stocks isn’t about being able to afford airplanes and Maserati’s, but it’s about learning a skill that can help you achieve so many money goals like paying off your student debt or just earning some extra cash to buy a house. Teri went from working in education and nonprofits to trading stocks, traveling the world, and teaching others like you and me how to do the same. This episode is all about the life-changing magic of learning how to invest in stocks.

About Teri

Teri Ijeoma began her professional career working in education and non-profits. When she started trading stocks nine years ago, she initially saw it as an opportunity to simply supplement her income. However, she was so successful with this side hustle that in 2017, she decided to quit her job, travel the world, and begin trading full-time. While traveling, Teri was constantly asked to show others how she was successfully trading in the stock market.

She set up and taught her first class in Thailand, her second in Vietnam, and had a fully-fledged curriculum created by the time she returned to the States. Teri now offers an online curriculum that shares her investing strategies with people all over the world. She also partners with organizations and companies to train and empower individuals to achieve financial freedom and build wealth through investing.

Teri received her Bachelor’s degree in Management Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and her Masters in Media and Communications from Dallas Theological Seminary. She was named 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year by National Black MBA Association and was the Grand Champion of Teachable’s 2019 Creator Challenge. You can reach her on Instagram at @imaninvestor or online at itradeandtravel.com.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why investing is about more than fancy cars and airplanes
  • How your investing practice can help you achieve some big money goals
  • Teri’s story of going from education to owning her own business
  • How to pick a good company (aka, who is hiring)
  • How to avoid some common investing mistakes
  • The average day of a stock investor

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How to Travel Safely & Save Money in 2020 | Scott Keyes

It is still possible to travel in 2020 and save money while doing so. Our guest on the podcast, Scott Keyes from Scott’s Cheap Flights, says that traveling is still possible even during this strange year and travel deals are still out there to be found. While you might not be able to travel abroad just yet, there are plenty of places to explore locally and scratch your travel itch.

What You’ll Learn

  • Is it safe to travel right now
  • Why traveling on a plane might be safer than you think
  • How to find travel deals (even in 2020)
  • What you need to know about booking a trip that you might need to cancel
  • The happiness effect of travel and how travel helps your mental state
  • How Scott’s Cheap Flights started and what makes them unique
  • How to figure out where to travel to

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Reframe Your Mind Around Travel (with Mollie Krengel)

Today’s guest, Mollie Krengel, founder of Wild Bum and Wild Hive and a warrior for living life with more adventure & meaning, thinks that we need to reframe our minds around travel and has one simple tip to help you do just that – just get out and start exploring. Traveling isn’t always about a big lavish trip but is about the experience and how that experience changes you even if you only travel a few miles from your home. And spoiler, you don’t need a big budget to do so.

How to travel on any budget

What You’ll Learn

  • Why are we not using our vacation days every year
  • What Mollie thinks is missing from travel
  • Mollie’s tricks to travel on any budget
  • Why Mollie started Wild Bum and Wild Hive
  • Why having curated travel guides is one of the best ways to travel

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More Travel and Less Stress (With Gavin Delany)

Let’s be real for a second. The idea of traveling in a group hasn’t always been my cup of tea. Something about it always brought the same sense of fear of being in junior high and waiting for someone to pick me to be on their team. What if the other travelers don’t like or I don’t fit in?

However, there is definitely something to be said about having an expertly planned trip where I can avoid the stress of planning it all and great adventures that are within my budget. Gavin Delany, from Stride Travel, has read my mind. Stride Travel is a company that connects you with the best expertly planned trip for you so you can save time and money and most importantly have some epic adventure!

Let’s Dig In

  • Learn how to have an authentic travel experience on any budget
  • Uncover what some of the biggest costs are when you travel that you might not be aware of
  • Hear some of Gavin’s favorite travel adventures
  • Why you need to visit places now that are being affected by climate change (and what those places are)
  • Gavin’s tips to travel better in the upcoming year

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Finding Balance in Mt. Hood Columbia River Gorge Oregon

To be good at anything in life, your career, your relationships, managing your money, etc. you need to find some balance. For my husband Jeff and me, that means escaping from time to time and finding places to explore that are about beauty, exploration, experiences and if we’re lucky, making a few friends along the way. On this episode, we invite you to escape with us to one of the most beautiful places in Oregon, the Mt. Hood/River Gorge area.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why balance is so important and not just a buzz word
  • How to find balance on just about any budget
  • How Ali McLaughlin created a business (MountnBarrel) with the sole purpose of helping others relax and enjoy life while sipping wine on a bike
  • The discoveries you can find traveling to unique places like a historic inn (Balch Hotel) in a tiny town and how that tiny town can change you in all the right ways
  • The serene beauty of the Oregon rivers and the healing power of the water along the Clackamas River
  • Why Mt. Hood/River Gorge should be on your travel to-do list

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Trade Your Talents & Travel the World with Abbey Ley + Ask Shannah

We all have talents – maybe you’re good at writing, or you can bake a mean pie, or maybe you’re great at organization, or snowboarding is your jam. What if there was a way to use your talents to travel the world and have epic adventures? Our podcasts guest, Abbey Ley, is sharing how she traded her graphic design talents to explore the world.

What You’ll Learn

  • How did Abbey learn how to trade her talents to travel the world
  • How does Abbey travel while still paying off her student loan and manage her credit card debt
  • Abbey recently went on a 6-week trip – how did she figure out where to save and where to splurge
  • What advice does Abbey have for you to figure out what your talents are that you can trade for travel
  • What has Abbey’s money journey been as a freelancer trying to balance earning money with saving for her future

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How to Save for An Epic Adventure with Teresa Mendes + Ask Shannah

Epic adventures are in a word, EPIC. Whether you want to travel to a far-off country and climb Mt. Kilimanjaro or swim the beautiful Great Barrier reef in Australia there are limitless options for epic adventures. But epic adventures take cash, flexibility, and an ability to get outside your comfort zone.

Teresa Mendes is no stranger to epic adventures…she’s been adventuring every chance she gets.  In today’s episode, Teresa is taking us to Australia and walking us through how she managed to save $2,000 in 6 months to pull off this trip of a lifetime.

What You’ll Learn

  • How Teresa saved $2,000 in 6 months
  • How to figure out what to save and what to splurge on
  • Travel tips to make epic adventures possible
  • What you learn from an epic adventure
  • How to create a strategy to pay off debt post trip
  • Solo travel vs. traveling in a group

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Falling in Love with My Hometown Indianapolis

Sometimes when life gets crazy you just have to go home. For me, that’s Indianapolis, and last fall I had a chance to visit and learn why Indy is now one of the hottest millennial destinations to visit. It’s got so much to offer everyone whether you like beer, sports, great food, amazing hotels, or outdoor activities to get your blood pumping.

What You’ll Learn

  • What makes Indianapolis one of the best destinations to visit and to move to
  • What local millennials are doing to bring the city to life
  • What trends Indy is creating in the world of food, culture, and sports
  • Why I fell back in love with my hometown
  • How to stretch your travel dollars in Indy (and why you should add it to your must-visit list for 2019)

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How to Make 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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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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