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Celebrities Who Left Millions On The Table Without a Will & Why You Shouldn’t

You know the story. A famous celebrity with millions and millions of dollars dies without a will. It might seem shocking to know that a lot of celebrities forget to secure one thing – those millions of dollars with a will or a trust. But, you don’t have to be a celebrity with millions of dollars to have a will. In fact, getting a will in place is one of the smartest money moves that won’t even break the bank.

What You’ll Learn

Sure, we’re going to talk about those celebrities, including Aretha Franklin, that died with millions in the bank and didn’t take the time to set up a will exposing their millions to a long court procedure and more. However, this episode is all about you.

  • Learn what a will is and why the heck you need one
  • There are lots of resources out there to help you get a will in place for under $100
  • Which celebrity had their estate held up for 30+ years in court because he didn’t have a will
  • Some simple steps you can take today to make sure the money you worked hard for will go to the people you want it to

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Finding Your True Voice with Ry Bradley

California-based and Hawaiian-reared singer/songwriter Ry Bradley is out to break that Nashville country music stereotype mold that holds back so many singers from blossoming into true artists. Bradley is looking for authenticity and experience in his songwriting. The world is taking notice of his talents as some of his songs have been featured on such hit TV series as NBC’s Chicago Med & ABC Family’s The Fosters.

On This Episode:

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.

Ry has a brand new openly personal, yet rocking new album, Everything I’ve Got, including the song “Next Aldean Show,” which not only pays tribute to the shooting victims of the Las Vegas Route 91 Music Festival last year, all proceeds go to the survivors and family members. Ry is also involved in Women in Rock event, and recently held his own rock and roll camp for young musicians in Norway.

Let us introduce you guys to Ry Bradley as we spoke with the very down-to-earth young star from his home in Orange County, California. Bradley opened up about how splitting time as a kid of divorce in Hawaii and California shaped his musical pallet, what it takes to carve your own path in life and the power of Adele’s singing voice.

Topics We Talked About:

  • Being a millennial himself
  • Always giving back, helping to make the world a better place
  • Carving your own path in music and life
  • Vegas shooting, raising money for victims and their families
  • Women in Rock event in September
  • Rock n Roll Camp in Norway and why this is so cool

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Millennial Music Chat With Willow City

“Inspire Happy” is the musical mantra that the young and rising band Willow City are bringing to music-listening masses with their infectious Americana folk-pop songwriting and small-town love your neighbor like yourself kind of vibes. Oh, and they just happen to all be brothers and sister.

This family band of Beecher, Ezra, Liza and youngest Asa recently released their ambitious new self-titled album.

On This Podcast Episode:

Jeff, Millennial Money’s music guru, sat down to talk with brothers Ezra and Beecher Proch of Willow City from their home in Texas to chat about their love of spreading happiness through music and the new album, and we talked about why millennials these days can get a bad rap from older generations.

This is an episode to inspire you to take control of your own life and chase after your dreams – no matter what the critics say. You’ve got one life to live, and Ezra and Beecher will inspire you to be the best version of yourself. Oh, and their music is pretty awesome too.

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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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You’re Not Lost With Maxie McCoy + Ask Shannah

Have you ever felt lost? I sure know I have, and I’m guessing you have as well. Whether you feel lost in your career, your finances, your relationships or just in life in general, this podcast episode should be one you keep on rotation. Author and all-around amazing chic, Maxie McCoy, is bringing some of her best knowledge and tips from her upcoming book, You’re Not Lost: An Inspired Action Plan for Finding Your Own Way.

On This Podcast Episode:

We’re starting things off with a very relevant Ask Shannah question from Jane who is searching for answers for feeling lost financially. While there aren’t any magical solutions, I share my two tips for helping you find your way.

From there, Maxie drops her wisdom about how you can proactively find your way from feeling lost to found in her new book, You’re Not Lost.

One of my favorite tips she shared was the idea of starting small – something we all know we should do but so seldom do. And, her advice about getting insights from your friends is one of the most revolutionary steps I’ve taken this year to change my approach to just about everything – so I know it will work for you too.

You can pre-order Maxie’s book You’re Not Lost today!

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Top Tips for First Time Homebuyers with Vishal Garg


This podcast episode was inspired by a question sent in from Erin who wanted to know some tips she should be thinking about when she buys her first home. We could do a million podcast episodes just on this topic alone – even if you own a home, there’s always more to learn for the purchase of your next house. That’s why I went straight back to Vishal Garg, CEO of Better (and a previous podcast guest) to answer Erin’s question.

On This Podcast Episode:

The old wise tale was that you needed 20% as a down payment to buy your first house, and forget about it if you were an entrepreneur with a bunch of 1099 income. Thank God those rules are getting thrown away and we can finally get to buying our first home with as little as $10K-$15K as a down payment.

I’m chatting with Vishal on this episode about:

  • Why you so don’t need 20% down payment anymore
  • The curious way you can roll your student loan payment into your mortgage (say what)
  • Possibilities for entrepreneurs with a crapload of 1099’s
  • Top 3 ways to get you in a position to buy

Head over to Better’s site directly to find out more about their unique online mortgage options.

The article mentioned – Best & Worst States to Buy a House

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Why Being Bad With Money Isn’t So Bad With Gaby Dunn + Ask Shannah

You may know of the name Gaby Dunn. She’s host of a popular podcast, Bad With Money, and is also a New York Times best-selling author, journalist, Comedian and YouTuber. Basically, she’s never bored! Gaby realized one day that if she was bad with money, other people must be too, and so she decided to start a conversation around it.

On This Podcast Episode:

“Money scripts, how you think about money based on what your family taught you is a new concept to me. Everybody learned about money by who they were raised by and it’s hard to undo that,” proclaims Gaby on this podcast episode.

This was one of my favorite podcast conversations. Gaby is funny, engaging, and deeply committed to understanding why people are bad with their money. Her podcast hosts intelligent guests and she’s not afraid to be raw and real about her own money journey. We’re covering:

  • How money scripts play into your financial thoughts
  • Why she thinks the lack of financial literacy is a conspiracy
  • How her own money story has shaped her finances
  • Why she feels talking about money is so important…even if it’s a taboo topic

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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.

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A 12-Month Plan to Financial Freedom – Getting Invested with Danielle Town + Ask Shannah

I get sent a lot of books to review for the podcast – some great, some just ok. I sat down with Danielle Town’s new book on a Friday afternoon, Invested – How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions & My Money (with a little help from my dad), and I couldn’t put it down until I read every last word!

On This Podcast Episode:

I’ve had a lot of cool and interesting podcast interviews but this chat with Danielle takes the cake. Her book is all about this 12-month journey that she took with her dad & investing guru, Phil Town, on her journey to financial freedom. The best part, the book details how you and I can follow the exact same process that she went through.

Naturally, I was excited to talk to Danielle about her journey, the struggles, and have her dish any great pearls of wisdom that you should know on your own investing journey. You’ll want to bookmark this podcast episode for sure (and rush out and read her book).

(This episode does not promote investing or investing techniques. Please invest based on your own financial situation or after speaking with your financial advisor.)

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What Nobody Tells You About Your Money

I’ve been fortunate enough to be a guest on a lot of different podcasts lately where I get to share my own money story. Inevitably, I’m always asked, “What is your best money advice.” I love that question because it gives me a chance to talk about those things that seemingly no one talks about when it comes to your money.

On This Podcast Episode:

Working with people over the last 12 years, I’ve seen a lot about how people manage their finances – the good and not-so-good ways. What I have learned, regardless of the income, is there are a lot of things that no one tells you about your money.

In this episode, I’m dishing my top five things that I believe no one really talks about when it comes to money but really should. I think if we did, maybe we might all be able to breathe a sigh of relief.

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