When Your Bank Account Care About You – Andrei Cherny, Aspiration

This may come as a complete shock to you but there are banks out there that do care about you (thank you Aspiration). Millennials have been leading the charge demanding more from all sorts of different financial institutions, especially banks, and it’s creating competition for change. Personally, I’ve been  on a quest to see what other options exist when it comes to bank accounts…because there just has to be a better option.

On This Podcast Episode:

I had a chance to chat with Andrei Cherny, the CEO of Aspiration to understand why he’s so committed to offering a different type of bank account for consumers. In this episode we’ll cover:

  • Understanding why millennials distrust big banks
  • How Aspiration seeks to be a socially conscious bank that also gives back
  • Find out why Aspiration has been named the best bank in America by Money Magazine
  • Andrei also dishes some of his best money advice to get you ready for the New Year
  • Learn how Aspiration works and why you should give them a look

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The Art of Finding Money…And Investing It – Jennifer Barrett, Acorns

Living paycheck to paycheck is the reality for so many people. In fact, it might surprise you that even people who make a lot of money (well over $100,000) still live paycheck to paycheck.  Overspending doesn’t discriminate. No matter what your income is, there is always extra money lurking in your bank account waiting to be found…and put to good use.

On This Podcast Episode:

I’m chatting with Jennifer Barrett, Chief Education Officer at Acorns and Editor-in-Chief of Grow, about why you should consider Acorns as a must-have app on your phone. A few topics we discussed:

  • Acorns “Found Money” feature and how that’s so important to you’re overall savings
  • What some of the other features of Acorns are that should make you excited
  • What’s leading the advances in financial technology and how you can take advantage of them
  • Why starting with small investing steps can lead to big changes in your finances
  • She shares her advice on debunking the myth that we all have to be “perfect” when it comes to our finances

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Millennial Music Chat – Skating Polly

Skating Polly is a family affair alternative/punk band with Oklahoma roots, with sister Peyton Bighorse on guitar, brother Kurtis Mayo on drums and sister Kelly Mayo playing the guitar/bass hybrid instrument called a basitar. An instrument that is not widely used, which shows how interesting and cool this band can really be.

Even though Skating Polly is a young band, their musical roots and rock-n-roll historic knowledge run deep, with influences from the Beatles to L.A. punk band X to the feme fatal groundbreaking artist Liz Phair to the wall of sound that was Nirvana.

On This Podcast Episode:

Time to check out a new band. We had a lot of fun chatting with this young millennial band about how the sisters formed the band after a Halloween party at ages 9 and 14, how they carve out new songs on their ukulele and what music is on their Spotify playlists 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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A New Revolution In Higher Education – Adam Braun, MissionU

Attending college in the United States comes at a price. It feels almost – dare I say – criminal to me.

We tell students that you have to go to college if you want to get a good job – so you go to college, take on a ton of student debt or work yourself crazy to pay for college – and then you graduate…and then there aren’t jobs that will pay a salary worthy of your student loan bill. It doesn’t feel right to me…but I don’t know what the solution is really.

On This Podcast Episode:

I want to introduce you to a new alternative to higher education, Adam Braun, who started MissionU to change our broken education system and offer a fresh approach to learning. Imagine going to school without the burden of student loans and having companies like Lyft, Spotify, and Warby Parker help develop the curriculum and have early access to hire graduates.

I’m dishing all things MissionU with Adam in this podcast episode and uncovering why he’s so motivated and inspired to take on an old broken education system

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Finding The Free on Vacation

We are all about saving money, finding great deals and how to save money and find great deals when you’re traveling. How about finding cool free stuff to do while you are traveling? Now that’s what we’re talking about.

On This Podcast Episode:

You’ve probably seen those lists of free things to do in cities around the world the so we came up with our own list and tips that we like to do while traveling and some great free things to do in other cities that we’ve feature on the podcast over the last year.

One of the easiest ways to put extra cash in your wallet is to find ways to do the things you love to do for less. Hopefully this will help you look at your own city and find cool free things to do!

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How to Budget With Irregular Income

Budgeting with any type of income can be tricky but especially if you’re dealing with irregular income. Whether you’re a business owner or working with some fierce side hustles, learning how to budget with irregular income will help save you from future panic attacks in those months when the cash isn’t flowing as free as you’d like.

On This Podcast Episode:

  • Understand how you can come up with your baseline number
  • Learn an interesting trick to keep yourself from using your credit cards
  • Figure out where to store your extra cash in good months
  • Don’t forget about all of those other expenses to save for – taxes, retirement, goals, etc.

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Building Wealth With Your Bank Account – Colin Walsh, Varo

If you have a phone, you’re familiar with all the different technology offerings to share payments, buy food, pay bills, etc. There’s so much we can do with our phones these days that you almost don’t need a computer anymore (almost). What about your bank account? Up until a few years ago the thought of mobile banking was just that, a thought. In true millennial fashion, you’re breaking barriers and demanding new options when it comes to mobile banking. Enter Varo.

On This Podcast Episode:

I’ve been on the lookout for a mobile bank that could really meet my needs, so I’ve decided to interview a few and see what they’re all about so we could make some educated decisions about where to keep our money.

On this episode, we’re talking with Colin Walsh, CEO or Varowhich offers customers a different way to bank (and a cool spot where you can request an option to be added to their bank accounts).

Colin Walsh is the CEO and Co-Founder of Varo. Colin founded Varo with a specific vision: to be an indispensable financial guide for customers, with a full suite of banking and financial products. Colin has more than 25 years of experience in all areas of consumer banking at large global financial institutions, so he is perfectly positioned to do this.

Varo Money, Inc. (“Varo”), is a digital banking app for the millions of ambitious, responsible millennials who are hands-off with their money and want a bank that’s going to work for them. Varo is building a mobile banking experience that helps customers cover their expenses, pay their bills, and build their wealth over time—so they can stop worrying about money and go live their lives.

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To try Freshly out, go to freshly.com and enter code millennial to get $20 off your first week—that’s 6 meals for just $39 plus free shipping. This offer is only valid for a limited time, so go to freshly.com and enter code millennial for $20 off and free shipping. Consider dinner done.

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What It Takes To Be a Top Chef – Bruce Kalman

We love good food. We love talking with chefs and love getting inside the brain of a fellow entrepreneur. That’s why we are excited about our interview with one of the best chef’s in Los Angeles who is now a contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef Season 15, Chef Bruce Kalman.

Chef Kalman has worked his way around some of the top kitchens in the country before landing in Los Angeles. He’s received critical acclaim from the likes of Jonathon Gold, as well as a James Beard nomination for Rising Star Chef. His Union in Pasadena and Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market at Grand Central Market are among two of the best restaurants in Los Angeles.

On This Podcast Episode:

Now, Chef Bruce Kalman sets his sites on competing on season 15 of Top Chef which debuts December 7th. Check out our chat with Chef Kalman as he talks about the challenges of cooking competition shows, his rock band Foie Grock that he started with fellow TV Chef Duff Goldman and how stressful it was to be away filming Top Chef in Colorado as his son was being born.

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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Eat Healthy, Live More – Michael Wystrach Freshly

What does eating healthy have to do with making smart money moves? The two have a big correlation to living a more abundantly rich life all the way around. When you feel good you tend to make smart money choices – everything from your career to your relationship to your bank account. Feeling good starts with making healthy decisions with what you put in your mouth.

On This Podcast Episode:

Michael Wystrach, CEO of Freshly, chats with me sharing how a career in investment banking lead to his discovery that eating healthy can actually change your life…and your career direction (enter Freshly). This episode is chalk full of so many great tips including:

  • Why the key to success for any goal you’re trying to achieve is building momemtum
  • How you can make a 1% change today can lead to a big change down the line
  • What the power of eating healthy can do for your bank account
  • Why Freshly has taken a unique approach in the meal delivery space (and how it can help you save time and cash)
  • The different money lessons he’s learned in his career as an entrepreneur

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Turn An Obligation Into A Vacation

We’ve all had those kinds of trips that we know we have to go on (aka those work trips), but we’re dreading the whole time leading up. Whether it’s that fifth business trip to Des Moines this year, visiting the parental units in Florida or the yearly trek to your companies retreat in Seattle – these are obligations, not vacations. However, turning an obligation into a vacation can be one of the best win-win strategies around.

On This Podcast Episode:

On this week’s Travel Episode we are cracking the code on those obligation trips and turning them into “obli-vations.” We are talking eating like locals, exploring a new part of town and people watching at the neighborhood watering hole. Also, discover ways you can use your credit card to rack up some serious rewards while you’re on your obligation trip – and then how you can turn those points into a vacation of your dreams (or at least something enjoyable).

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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