When Two Roads Lead To One Path With The Young Fables

Whether you believe in karma or a higher power or just good old juju coming from the universe, sometimes two roads can lead to one path in our lives. That’s exactly what happened with my husband Jeff and myself a few years back and that’s what happened with this week’s musical guests, the Young Fables.

Laurel Wright and Wes Lunsford (the Young Fables) are a dynamic duo of singer-songwriters that steadily has Music City talking about their unique and honest approach to songwriting, along with their infectious live shows. Heavyweights like Sheryl Crow and Keith Urban have even become “Fable Fanatics.” Oh, and they happen to be a duo that fell in love in real-life as well.

On This Podcast Episode:

The Young Fables joined us from Nashville to talk about finding love and the music they were meant to play, how their Kickstarter fundraiser went over the top live on the radio and their new album, Old Songs that’s due May 4.

My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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Ask Shannah – How Much Should I Have Invested At Certain Ages + Should I Make Weekly Credit Card Payments

The Ask Shannah questions are piling up so today I’m tackling two questions that I feel will resonate with you.

On This Podcast Episode:

Question #1 – How Much Should I Have Invested (and saved) At Certain Ages – while there are some common goals that are often suggested by personal finance experts, there isn’t a hard-fast number for how much you should have invested and saved. Even if you haven’t started yet, now is as good of a time as any. However, in the episode, I’m going to offer some common suggestions you can use to figure out if you’re on track.

Question #2 – Should I Make Weekly Credit Card Payments – well, the most important factor is that you’re making your credit card payment on-time, however, these micropayments have become popular with people trying to better their credit score and pay off debt faster. See what I have to say about making weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly credit card payments.

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Turning Purpose Into Profit With Melyssa Griffin + Ask Shannah

We’ve all heard of those people who launch online businesses and make a million dollars, and yet it all still seems a bit unbelievable. Almost on accident, Melyssa Griffin transformed her once website design job into a multi-million dollar online business teaching others how to transform their own business…but at the end of the day, she felt a bit purposeless. Something I think we all can relate to, no matter our career.

On This Podcast Episode:

If you’re thinking this whole making money online thing is not realistic, then you need to meet Melyssa. She’s not only incredibly successful at her own business, but she spends her day helping others find their own Pursuit With Purpose (that’s even the name of her podcast). However, the money lessons that Melyssa has learned along the way might shock you (and you need to hear no matter what your career is).

Ask Shannah – How can I get my partner (soon to be spouse) on the same money page with me?

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Chase Your Dream No Matter What with Jukebox the Ghost + Ask Shannah – Am I Saving Correctly

Whatever career path or life choices we take with our lives may often time require a backup plan if something does not work out how we envision. But, what if we have one vision for our lives and no matter how long it takes or how much hard work comes with that dream this is exactly the direction we are headed and nothing will stop us or get in our way?

Frontman of the power pop/rock band Jukebox the Ghost Ben Thornewill, always knew music was part of his life plan, from growing up playing classical music to getting a college degree in music and now ten years on as a successful chart-topping band.

On This Podcast Episode:

Jukebox the Ghost is bringing power pop/rock back with their blend of monster piano jams, hard rock guitar licks, and epically powerful vocals. Now, the Brooklyn-based trio of Thornewill on vocals/piano, Tommy Siegel guitar/vocals, and Jesse Kristin on drums/vocals have a sonically layered new album out right now, “Off to the Races.”

We caught up with Thornewill in Brooklyn as Jukebox the Ghost was preparing to hit the road on their headlining tour in support of the new album. We talked with the lead singer about his path from classical music to rock music, their alter-ego of being a Queen cover band and how Brooklyn has become such a hotbed for creatives these days.

My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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The Art of Building Wealth with Max & Taking Small Money Steps for Success

So how do you exactly build wealth? That is the trillion dollar question. While there isn’t one way to answer that question, there are some steps that you can take to begin to build your own definition of wealth (and I’m not talking about having millions of dollars in your bank account). The art of building wealth starts with thinking about your money in a different way than you have in the past and maximizing what you do have.

On This Podcast Episode:

I’m sharing some of the smart money moves for building wealth that I’ve seen working with hundreds of people over the last twelve years. Regardless of income, the real question remains, what does true wealth look like to you (hint, it’s different for everyone).

Let’s meet Gary Zimmerman from Max – the company that helps you “Max My Interest” so your cash is growing and always positioned with the best interest rate.  Don’t think it matters? What’re a few dollars here or there? Gary is going to demystify this myth and show you why maxing your interest is one of the smartest ways to build your wealth.

Ask Shannah – I’m sharing a success story this week about someone who decided to start making small steps to better his money situation. Proof that we all can change any situation.

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Smart Travel Moves and Ask Shannah – How Do We Best Fund College Expenses

Even though much of the U.S. has been blanketed with snow, rain and cold weather it’s actually spring right now – many are spring breaking as we listen to this episode.

On This Podcast Episode:

It is never too early or too late for that matter to start planning your epic summer vacation plans or maybe a fall/winter escape in the offseason. Whatever travel plans that may float your boat, we want you to make smarter travel money moves right now!

Start your smart travel moves right now by listening to this escape-worthy episode as we talk about finding cheaper Europe deals, using social media to your advantage and where you can hop on the tequila train.

Ask Shannah – this is a great question about the future cost of education and whether contributions to a 529 plan make sense if education is free in the future. Since I don’t have a crystal ball, I’m only able to make some educated guesses.

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My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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Two Ways to Do Money Differently with BankMobile and Better Mortgage & Ask Shannah – My Career as a Female CFP

It’s 2018, and if you ask me, it’s time to do things better and definitely more affordable. Thanks to technology, we’re seeing a lot of our money transactions transform before our eyes.  Think about how we save money with apps like Acorns, invest online with companies like Betterment, and on this podcast episode we’re talking about redefining the banking and mortgage process with two companies (BankMobile and Better Mortgage) that are using technology to do it better!

On This Podcast Episode:

This episode is dedicated to doing money things better. We’re introducing you to Luvleen Sidhu from BankMobile and Vishal Garg from Better Mortgage to unlock your thinking about two industries that were in dire need of some serious modernizing.

Luvleen Sidhu had enough with big banking fees and wanted to do it differently. In 2013, Americans spent $32 billion on overdraft fees, which is three times as much as they spent on breast cancer and lung cancer combined and more than they spent on vegetables. Additionally, the underbanked spend approximately 10 percent of their salaries on fees for alternative financial services. Together with her father Jay Sidhu, she launched BankMobile in January 2015 to offer this banking experience all through a smartphone or tablet device, utilizing cutting-edge technology to make banking seamless. BankMobile offers completely fee-free accounts—checking, savings with a guaranteed higher savings rate than the top four banks in the U.S., and line of credit, access to over 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide (BankMobile VIP customers have free access to every ATM in the U.S., which is more than 400,000 ATMs), a personal banker for all customers, and a free financial coach for VIP customers.

Vishal Garg is the Founder and CEO of Better Mortgage, working to make the mortgage process simpler, faster and much much better for all Americans – especially the new generation of first-time homebuyers (aka millennials). Better is a digital mortgage company focused on improving access to home financing. They’re using tech to make home buying better by speeding up the process, bringing down the cost and ensuring our customers get the best possible mortgage. Their mission is to make home buying more affordable and accessible for everyone. And that’s built into Better’s DNA – from their zero commissions approach to their 100% transparent process.

Ask Shannah – My career journey as a female CFP® – it hasn’t always been easy but it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made. Read more about my journey here.

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When To Ask For a Promotion And Other Curious Workplace Questions with Matt Ritter And Ask Shannah

You’re at work, doing your job, day in and day out, and the struggle is real. You’ve got a crazy co-worker that you share a cubicle with who is always telling you stories of their latest adventures and a boss who is completely unapproachable. Or maybe you’re just trying to figure out how in the heck to ask for a promotion. We’re calling in Matt Ritter from the Safe For Work podcast to answer all your questions.

On This Podcast Episode:

Matt Ritter went from Lawyer to Comedian to Executive Recruiter to Podcast host – a journey I can totally relate to. In his new podcast, Safe For Work, Matt, and co-host Liz Dolan are dishing answers to questions that you’ve always wanted to ask.

On this episode, Matt and I are dishing some of his favs.

  • How to ask for a raise
  • When to ask for a promotion
  • How to weigh salary vs. other concerns between two job offers
  • How do you value perks (comp for travel, relocation, free meals, etc)
  •  Getting pay less than co-workers
  • When to leave a job for dream job vs. keeping it as a side hustle

Ask Shannah segment – a question from Nick asking if he can refinance student loans that he’s already refinanced. The short answer is, yes, but I’ll sort out the details on this episode.

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101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties? Paul Angone + Ask Shannah How Should I Divide Up My Savings

Have you ever found yourself asking baffling questions like:

  • How do I grab fear by the ears and snarl at it?
  • What is my anxiety telling me?
  • What are the pivotal plot points of my life?

You and me both! We’re going to get answers to some of those questions on this podcast episode and hopefully inspire you to continue being the best version of yourself.

On This Podcast Episode:

Paul Angone, the author of 101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties, is joining us to dish some of his favorite questions from the book as well as wisdom he found to answers some of those often difficult questions.

Paul is the creator of allgroanup.com and read by millions in 190 countries. He is the author of the best-selling book 101 Secrets for Your Twenties, All Groan Up, and his newest book 101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties.

Ask Shannah question: How should I best divvy up my savings if I’m already a good saver?

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History Of The Country Music Hall of Fame and Ask Shannah – Student Loan Consolidation

Recently we went to see one of our favorite Irish singers, Glen Hansard and he was telling about his first visit to Los Angeles. He had a quote about how to really get to know a place or culture, “If you want to learn about a place, read the history books. If you want to get to know a place, listen to their songs.” This is so true and we love exploring so many genres of music.

These days it seems like we’re all reading more about history, watching documentaries about historic events and of course listening to podcasts about the history of so many things, people and places.

NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 06: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum new exhibition American Currents: The Music Of 2017 on March 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum)

On This Podcast Episode:

This episode’s Ask Shannah question is from Allison who is curious about student loan consolidation and whether it makes sense or not. Thanks Allison for the question!

This week we wanted to explore the history of country music because just like your own money journey through life, history tells us a lot about where we’ve been and where we’re going. For that reason, we also want to celebrate some of today’s hottest country artists and the incredible success they’ve had through their careers.

Take a tour with us through one of Nashville’s most popular attractions, the Country Music Hall of Fame. We talked with museum editor Michael Gray about their newly opened exhibit, American Current, which features such greats as Taylor Swift, Jason Aldeen, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Jason Isbell, a new judge on American Idol Luke Bryan and so many more.

My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 06: Artist Molly Tuttle attends Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum new exhibition American Currents: The Music Of 2017 on March 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum)

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