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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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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

Links

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Put Your Finances On Auto-Pilot & More Ask Shannah Questions

The best part about being a podcaster is getting to create a community and deliver content that you want to hear. Your Ask Shannah questions have inspired this podcast episode, and we’re starting off with a question about how you can put your finances on auto-pilot (inquiring minds want to know). I’m a big fan of auto-pilot, mixed with a few manual pieces each month to get your money flowin’ in the right direction.

What You’ll Learn

I’m tackling three Ask Shannah questions in this episode and diving deep into some tools that you can use to help your finances for the rest of this year and beyond.

  • Learn how to put the key areas of your finances on auto-pilot – budgeting, saving, investing, banking and more
  • Learn why you should consider hiring a CPA (despite the cost) if you’re going through a milestone like getting married or having a baby or changing careers
  • Learn ways you can rebuild your savings account after you’ve had to drain it

Links

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The Gap Between The LGBTQ Community & Financial Planning With The Debt Free Guys

There is a real gap between the LGBTQ community and financial planning and there’s no way to mask it. I have to admit, there were some shocking stats that David and John from The Debt Free Guys talked about on this podcast episode that blew my mind. I didn’t know that in many states just having a picture up in your office or on your desk at work if you’re part of the LGBTQ community could come with heavy financial consequences like losing your job. So, I wanted to find out, why is it that the LGBTQ community is overlooked by the financial industry.

On This Podcast Episode:

David and John from The Debt Free Guys recently wrote an article for GoBankingRates about why the financial services industry needed more LGBTQ people and I knew they had to be a guest on the show. I’ve received a lot of emails with Ask Shannah questions from listeners who feel like they can’t relate to financial advice, are a part of the LGBTQ community, and don’t know where to turn.

In this episode, we will offer some resources, advice, and real talk on this subject.

Even if you aren’t part of this community, this episode will open your eyes to some of the injustice that members of this community face and the financial ramifications of being overlooked and discounted for years.

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Money Wisdom From My Dad (And He’s Pretty Smart)

My dad is somewhat of a legend in the financial services world. He’s been helping people for well over 40 years now and is beloved for his personality and intent on always putting clients needs before his. I know him as Dad and the person who taught me almost everything I know about personal finance.

On This Podcast Episode:

My Dad, Stan, is joining us for a lively discussion about the advice he has about how to be smart with your money in your twenties and thirties. We’ll also talk about the difference between perceptions of money when he was in his twenties versus now – which is always a fun topic for me.

Dad’s top advice:

  • Save for emergencies (and save more than you think)
  • Invest in your 401(k) and don’t touch the money
  • Cover your risks, but only if you have a strong ER fund
  • Don’t be afraid to try and learn when it comes to smart money moves

Podcast Episode Sponsor:

Thanks to Udemy for sponsoring this podcast episode. Head over to http://www.ude.my/mymoney to get 90% off.

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Your Money Thoughts & Their Special Powers with Michelle Bobrow + Ask Shannah

There’s really no easier way to say this – your money thoughts have as much of an impact on achieving goals as the actual “how-to’s” and practical advice about money. This is the message I’ve shared since the beginning of the podcast, and it’s one that Michelle Bobrow from the Holistic Wallet shares as well.

On This Podcast Episode:

Meet Michelle Bobrow. She’s built a whole brand around mind shifts in all areas of our lives, but particularly finances. Michelle focuses on money psychology to integrate healthy and balanced financial habits into our lives.

Through strategic planning and mindful coaching, Michelle turns numbers into a work of art as she designs holistic budgets and sustainable systems for you to pay off your past, save for your future, and enjoy the present. (YES, that’s what I’m talking about).

We cover some good points:

  • How the recession impacted her as a college student at the time and the lesson she learned
  • How you can begin to create powerful money shifts right away
  • Why non-judgmental talk is the best kind of talk around money
  • How you can create an awareness of what makes you feel good and what makes you feel like crap around your finances

Thanks To Our Episode Sponsor:

Thanks to Udemy for sponsoring this episode. Go to http://www.ude.my/mymoney right now and get ninety percent off when you sign up for classes! You will not find a better price, so sign-up for classes NOW.

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How to Win at Adulting with Arika Pierce + Ask Shannah

“There are days I wish I could crawl back into my parent’s house and make them make all the decisions,”  proclaimed Airka Pierce. Haven’t we all been there on those days when life just doesn’t seem to make sense? There are ways to win at adulting, and our podcast guest, Arika Pierce, is dropping some bombs of wisdom on this podcast episode.

On This Podcast Episode:

Arika Pierce is a generational strategist, Xenial, attorney, author, Millennial Coach and speaker and author of The Millennial’s Playbook to Adulting. Think of her like me, your big sister sharing lessons she’s learned along the way. On this podcast episode, we’re chatting about some of her favorite playbook advice for your wallet and your career, and why she says that her best piece of advice is, “always be comfortable with being uncomfortable.”

Today’s Ask Shannah question is from Dylan who is curious about the difference between buying life insurance through his company or through an outside company like Haven Life.

Thanks To Our Podcast Episode Sponsors:

ZipRecruiter – right now, my listeners can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at this exclusive web address: ZipRecruiter.com/mymoney!

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Thanks for tuning in to listen to this episode of Millennial Money. You’re awesome and mean so much to us. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media using the hashtag #millennialmoneypodcast.

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Reinvent Your Wardrobe (& Save $$) with Brooklyn Decker and Whitney Casey + Ask Shannah

You look in your closet and can’t find a thing to wear. So, naturally, you jump online to start shopping. But, what if there was a better way? What if you could have your closet on your phone and shop your closet in a new way each day? Meet Finery.

Finery is the first digital wardrobe platform that organizes your wardrobe and uses predictive analytics to style you with the clothes you already own, founded by Brooklyn Decker (actress, model, currently on “‘Gracie and Frankie”) and Whitney Casey (former ABC and CNN anchor). Brooklyn and Whitney created Finery after realizing there was Spotify to manage our music, Tripit to manage our travel and Mint to manage our finances – why wasn’t there an app to manage our wardrobes, which women spend more on than their education?

On This Podcast Episode:

I’m talking raw and honest with Brooklyn and Whitney about what it took as female entrepreneurs to launch their new business venture, Finery. There are so many great pearls of wisdom in this podcast episode whether you just want to find a way to save money and shop your wardrobe or you want to some female to female advice on getting your business up and running.

We’re covering:

  • Why they decided to build an app that stops selling people more stuff and starts helping them use what they’ve got
  • How to find your “perfect” business partner
  • Why investors are finally excited about investing in female-owned startups
  • Debunking myths women have on how they spend, save and invest their money

Plus, thanks to Robin for your Ask Shannah contribution!

Check out the GoBankingRates #SmartMoneySquad article I mentioned in the episode.

Episode Sponsor:

Thanks to Wing for sponsoring this podcast episode. Head over to Wing’s website and enter code MYMONEY to get $25 off your first month’s bill.

Thanks for Tuning In:

Thanks for tuning in to listen to this episode of Millennial Money. You’re awesome!

Please leave an honest review for Millennial Money on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and much appreciated! You’re awesome!

Millennial Money is more than just a podcast, we’re all about family here. Join us each weekend for our Sunday Seven Email Club, where we’ll share bonus episodes, money tips, life hacks, exclusive music drops, travel deals, breakfast treats and a whole lotta’ fun!

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Everyone Has a Story with Lily Clayton Hansen + Ask Shannah

We talk often on this podcast about our own stories – our money stories, our career stories, our family stories, etc. and how those stories have a direct correlation to the decisions we make in our lives. Our podcast guest, Lily Clayton Hansen, has built her career sharing stories of people who inspire her focused on her goal of reminding people, “that by keeping an open mind and heart we can foster genuine connection.” We need connections now more than ever.

On This Podcast Episode:

Lily was a guest on the podcast way back when her first book, Word of Mouth, hit the scene and she’s back again to chat about her new book, Word of Mouth: More Conversations, chronically stories from her hometown of Nashville.

In Word of Mouth: More Conversations—the follow-up to Hansen’s first coffee table book, Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations, which sparked collaborations with institutions such as the Nashville International Airport and Vanderbilt University—the author interviews a wide cast of characters from business owners to community leaders and artists. Her intention is to show the textured, complex creative mecca that is Nashville.

My hope through this conversation is that you’ll be inspired to have more conversations – conversations with your partner about money, conversations with your family, conversations with people you come in contact with about their life and find common connections. Also, I hope Lily’s story shows you that a dream career is possible without a huge NY Times best-seller or millions of books sold. She’s a millennial on a mission and her fearlessness is downright infectious.

Music credit: Rod Steward, Every Picture Tells a Story

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Thanks to Our Episode Sponsor:

Big thanks to Wing for being a podcast episode sponsor. Get $25 off your first month’s bill by going to their website http://www.wingalpha.com and entering code MYMONEY.

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Thanks for tuning in to listen to this episode of Millennial Money. You’re awesome and mean so much to us. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media using the hashtag #millennialmoneypodcast.

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Peer Pressure and Your Money with Majd Maksad & Live Ask Shannah

Majd Maksad and his company, Status Money, recently completed a study all about peer pressure and the effects it has on your money. If I’m going to be honest, I’ve probably made a money decision or two in the past based on peer pressure. Would it surprise you to know that peer pressure actually can help people save money and change their spending habits?

 This Podcast Episode:

Peer pressure can help consumers cut their spending by a whopping $600 a month, according to a new independent study by the University of Chicago and University of Maryland using technology from statusmoney.com.  With more than half of Americans having less than $1000 in savings and 17% negative net worth, peer pressure could help combat what some experts are calling a debt epidemic.

I wanted to get to the bottom of this and chat with Majd about these findings and how Status Money is helping people with their own money decisions. Many of the key findings were particularly interesting and I think they say a lot about the role peer pressure plays in our finances.

Ask Shannah Live – podcast listener Heidi joins me for our first life Ask Shannah session. Hear her story of losing her job and having to make some tough choices about paying off debt or saving her money.

Thanks for Tuning In:

Thanks for tuning in to listen to this episode of Millennial Money. You’re awesome and mean so much to us. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media using the hashtag #millennialmoneypodcast.

Also, please leave an honest review for Millennial Money on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and much appreciated! You’re awesome!

Millennial Money is more than just a podcast, we’re all about family here. Join us each weekend for our Sunday Seven Email Club, where we’ll share bonus episodes, money tips, life hacks, exclusive music drops, travel deals, breakfast treats and a whole lotta’ fun!

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