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Millennial Money Friendsgiving with Katherine Spiers

Have you ever wondered why we eat turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and our favorite veggie dish for Thanksgiving? The Thanksgiving meal has evolved so much since the early 1900’s and become the holiday we associate with eating until we can’t eat anymore. In this Friendsgiving episode, I sat down with the amazing Katherine Spiers, host of the Smart Mouth Podcast, to find out the history behind the Thanksgiving meal.

What You’ll Learn

  • How the Thanksgiving meal has evolved over time
  • Hear the fascinating story behind the year of two Thanksgivings
  • Uncover some regional differences in Thanksgiving
  • Why food has become a powerful mediator to tackling tough conversations
  • What are some of the latest Thanksgiving trends
  • How to make the most out of your Thanksgiving on any budget + host an amazing Thanksgiving party
  • Finally, how to embrace where you’re at this Thanksgiving no matter how much money is in your bank account or what goals you’ve achieved

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That Time I Took the Black Friday Dare + Black Friday Deals

Yes, even I got sucked into the black Friday madness, and 8 years ago I answered the call to a dare from my family to brave black Friday for a $200 shopping spree. I know, I’m crazy, but I do love a good dare, and who doesn’t love some free money, but I certainly learned a few lessons about how you can win on black Friday and not be one of the 66 million expected to go into debt.

 

What You’ll Learn

  • My crazy story of braving Black Friday in the wee hours of the morning
  • How to create an action plan for Black Friday so you don’t overspend
  • The power of a “per person” budget for holiday shopping
  • How to shop for the best deal for big-ticket items
  • Why Travel Tuesday is the best day to book travel for next year

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Pick the Right Health Insurance Plan for You & Your Wallet

If you’ve ever found yourself staring at your health insurance options during open enrollment trying to make some sense out of your choices– this episode is for you. Grab a beverage, grab your health insurance options, and let’s figure out what is the best plan for your wallet and your lifestyle.

What You’ll Learn

  • Understand the difference between the three important variables: deductible, co-insurance, and out-of-pocket max
  • Learn how the health insurance system got its start in the early 1900’s (and why we’re still trying to figure it out)
  • What’s the difference between an FSA (flexible spending account) and an HSA (health savings account)
  • 5 questions to ask yourself before you decide which health insurance plan is right for you
  • Tips to pay for large medical bills and surgeries without turning to your credit card

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Get Your FOMO Spending in Shape This Year With Maizie Simpson from Credit Karma

We’ve all been guilty – you see something one of your friends is doing or buying and you want it too. Or, what about that new piece of clothing you’ve been drooling for and then suddenly an ad pops up on a social platform and you take it as “the sign” that you should probably go ahead and buy it? FOMO spending is a real thing that could be hurting your bank account and credit score without you even knowing it.

What You’ll Learn

Maizie Simpson is Credit Karma’s Data and News Editor, producing stories to simplify and humanize the oftentimes intimidating world of money and finance and is sharing all her tips to battle against FOMO spending.

  • How to evaluate whether you’re FOMO spending or you really need an item
  • How FOMO spending your credit score go hand-in-hand
  • Did you know that American’s spend over $100 billion more on mortgages than we need to? How can you use your credit score to beat those odds
  • One of the best ways to raise your credit score and why it matters even if you aren’t purchasing a big-ticket item
  • How to figure out what bills you’re overpaying on so you can negotiate a better deal (without being a negotiation expert)

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Breeze Into the Holidays Without Going Broke With Majd Maksad

The holidays are a time of celebrations, family get-togethers, lots of good eating and cold winter nights, but for many of us, it’s also a time of financial stress and a visit from your good ole’ friend debt. Majd Maksad, from Status Money, is dishing some great tips to breeze into the holidays without debt so you can hit the new year ready to take on your goals.

Questions I Ask

  • So just how do we breeze through the holidays without going into debt?
  • What do you think causes the biggest stress around the holidays and budgeting?
  • Do you see any trends emerging when it comes to holiday spending – what we are all blowing our budgets on?
  • Does it matter your income?
  • Debt is a real pain point for some many listeners – and sometimes it feels like there’s no way out from the vicious circle of paying off debt but not making any progress. How can you take action today to relieve some of that pain around our debt?
  • I know status money has come a long way since we last spoke. What’s the latest?
  • If you had one solid takeaway or action item from our conversation, what would you want everyone to remember?

What You’ll Learn

  • How to hack your mind during the holidays so you stay in budget
  • Why knowing how much your peer group is spending is beneficial to your financial success
  • Why lower income groups are making the most impactful behavioral changes when it comes to spending
  • How to break the money taboos and get rid of debt
  • How you can win financially and finally stay in budget during the holidays

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Can Your Mind Make You Broke (and How to Avoid It) + Ask Shannah

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. Can you trick yourself into being broke or being wealthy? How powerful do you think your mind is when it comes to your bank account? We’ll uncover these answers and the most common money mindset traps in this 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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Why You Should Be Focusing on Big Financial Wins (and not your daily coffee) with Tori Dunlap

Article after article will have you focusing on giving up your daily coffee or that mid-afternoon trip to the juice bar to better yourself financially. I think it’s time to throw out that wisdom (you can still skip your coffees if you’d like) and focus on achieving big financial wins. Things that will lead to real savings in your bank account like negotiating for a pay raise and lowering your cable and phone bill.

Today’s podcast guest, Tori Dunlap, offers a unique perspective on how you can achieve big financial wins while sharing her own money story and the lessons she’s learned along the way.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why aiming for big financial wins is far more productive than cutting out your daily coffee habit
  • How to define your own big financial wins
  • Why having a value based spending method can be more beneficial than traditional budgeting
  • Tori shares valuable lessons she learned walking away from a lucrative job that she knew wasn’t right for her and how her ER fund saved the day
  • Find out why she’s passionate about fighting for women’s financial rights and the work she’s doing to change the status quo
  • Wonder what a donut and your money have in common? Tori shares her most important financial takeaway to help you get rid of money shame and guilt

All About Tori

Tori Dunlap is a marketer, blogger, speaker, and coach, specializing in personal finance. Her career started with landing a digital marketing contract worth tens of thousands, and a full-time position as the head of marketing and communications for a global security company — all before she turned 22. She currently leads digital marketing and growth at Tomorrow Ideas, a financial tech start-up.

As the founder of Victori Media, Tori helps millennial women manage their money and level up their careers. A Plutus award finalist, her work has been highlighted by Arianna Huffington, Rockstar Finance, The Financial Diet, ShineText, and more. She is obsessed with finding cheap flights, reading good books in the bathtub, and memorizing John Mulaney’s stand-up specials.

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The Wonderful Secret Powers of a Health Savings Account

There’s a common vocabulary that we hear over and over again – invest in your 401(k), IRA, Roth for retirement – which of course is a good thing, but we don’t talk a lot about a special savings account that can tandem a high-deductible health insurance plan called a Health SavingsAccount, or HSA. This account has some super special secret powers that can benefit you now and in the future.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll learn enough about Health Savings accounts to figure out if it works for you and to impress your friends at a dinner party!

  • Did you know there’s a type of savings account that has a triple tax advantage? Pretax contributions go in, interest and investment earnings build up tax-free, and withdrawals for qualified health care expenses are also tax-free in your HSA
  • What type of health insurance plan you need to be eligible for an HSA
  • We’ll talk about the three magical ways you can use your HSA account to help you both now and during retirement (including some sneaky tricks)
  • Deep dive into the benefits of investing in an HSA vs. your 401(k) – and what are some of the cons to be aware of
  • What counts as a qualified health care expense with your HSA account

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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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What You May Not Know About Money Taboos That Might Be Sabotaging Your Growth

We all know that money taboos exist except we don’t really talk about them. In fact, we don’t really talk about anything in relation to money unless we absolutely have to. Have you ever stopped to think why this is? In the U.S., we have a terrible reputation of not making enough strides when it comes to financial literacy – which in turn enables money taboos to go right on existing.

We need to talk though. We need to understand our money taboos and what role they play in our financial success and then we need to teach others how to do the same.

What You’ll Learn

  • To start, I’m going back and sorting through some financial literacy history in the U.S. to make a case for why money taboos exist
  • Who is to blame – teachers, parents, government, etc? What do you think
  • What happens if we let money taboos continue to grow without putting out the flames
  • Steps you can take to break free from any money taboos holding you back
  • Why our closest relationships are the place we need to start with when it comes to talking about money
  • Discussion about the states mandating financial literacy, and why there are only 5

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