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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.

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!

Have an Ask Shannah question, submit it here.

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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:

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!

Have an Ask Shannah question, submit it here.

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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!

Have an Ask Shannah question, submit it here.

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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.

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!

Have an Ask Shannah question, submit it here.

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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!

Have an Ask Shannah question, submit it here.

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Bringing Your Big Business Dream to Life with Jessica Nazarali + Ask Shannah

Jessica Nazarali always had a big business dream – she knew she wanted to help people and be involved with personal development but wasn’t sure how to execute that. When she started a blog about healthy food in 2011 she quickly realized that her dream could become a reality. She now runs a popular podcast called It Girl Radio and It Girl Academy to help other women realize their business dreams…but she definitely learned some money lessons along the way.

On This Podcast Episode:

Jessica joined me all the way from Austrailia for this episode, and she’s dishing about the realities of running a successful company and online company that earns well over six figures. We tackled some tough questions in this interview including:

  • How do you begin to overcome self-doubt and fear with running your own business
  • How to feel worthy of making money when you run your own business
  • What stumbling blocks in her own money journey that she had to overcome to be successful at helping others
  • Is running an online business and blog still a viable way to make a sustainable income
  • Why she says to, “stop telling your story around money if it’s not helping you”

Shout Out to Our Podcast Episode Sponsor:

Big thanks to Candid Co. for sponsoring this podcast episode. Take advantage of Candid’s Risk-Free Modeling Kit Guarantee.  Plus, when you use my dedicated link, http://www.candidco.com/mymoney, you’ll save 25% on your modeling kit.

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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Women…Earn What You’re Worth – Jacqueline Twillie

Women still earn less than men, so having a good negotiation strategy in place is critical to you earning what you're worth. It’s International Women’s Day today (March 8th) so that means it’s time to talk about equal pay for women. It feels like we’ve been having this conversation forever and yet we continue to talk about the inequality in pay. Just wondering when this will finally change.

Jacqueline Twillie has been a guest on Millennial Money in the past, so I couldn’t think of anyone better to have as a guest today. Jacqueline spends her day teaching people how to negotiate their way through their career and fighting for equal pay for women. She has created an amazing Negotiation Toolkit full of her fantastic tips to help you nail your negotiations.

On This Podcast:

  • We’re chatting about the importance and reality of equal pay for women
  • What you should be thinking about before you negotiate
  • How to win even if you can’t increase your salary
  • Why the fiscal year is so important to your strategy
  • What you can do to fight for equal pay in your own community

Thanks for Tuning In:

Thanks for tuning in to listen to this episode of Millennial Money. If you have any comments or questions about today’s episode, please let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media.

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5 Ways Your Boss is Helping You to Retire

When it comes to you job, it's not just about your salary. There may be lots of other ways your boss is helping you retire by offering some awesome perks. It’s easy to think that your boss is only looking out for themselves. Let’s face it, we’re all overworked and underpaid. However, there are probably some super awesome ways your boss is helping you retire that you don’t even know about.

Based off an article in U.S. News, there are 5 Ways (if not more actually) that your boss might be helping you to retire.

Things like matching funds in your 401(k) and funding a portion of your health savings account. All of those items don’t increase your salary, but it is still extra money that is growing for your financial future.

In this podcast, I had the opportunity to interview Jeanne Thompson, VP of Thought Leadership at Fidelity. Jeanne spends her days educating people about retirement planning and is an expert on Financial Wellness. In case you don’t know, Fidelity is a leader in the retirement sector (in fact, you might just have your 401(k) or IRA with Fidelity). (more…)