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An Inside Look at the Latest Money News and Trends: The Market Tumbles and The Fed Raises rates

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks – the Fed raised interest rates again, subscription fees are killing our bank accounts, oh, and there was a bloodbath in the markets. So, it seemed right for us to have a conversation about what this all means to you and how it impacts your financial goals.

What You’ll Learn

  • The Fed is raising the rates yet again – What this means to you: it affects your credit card interest rates, and mortgage rates will rise if you’re looking to buy a house – basically anything with a variable loan component will change
  • Credit card interest rates are up yet again – what’s happening and how can you not become a victim
  • The markets took a downturn – let’s chat about what to do now and why you should stay the course
  • Travel is up for the holidays with 33 million people saying they can’t afford it. Learn a few tricks to make travel a reality to you
  • Find out how many billions of dollars we spend each year just to avoid cooking at home (hint, we all need to learn how to cook)

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When Your Money Meets Mother Nature With Jason Hargraves

The curious thing about building wealth is that there is always a risk brewing somewhere. Those risks can cost money and wipe away your savings if you’re not prepared. What if you had a flood in your home – are you prepared and what do you do if that happens? In the U.S. we deal with hurricanes, tropical storms, flood-prone areas and more, but you don’t have to live in a flood area to suffer damage. Jason Hargraves from Insurancequotes.com is ready to educate us.

Questions I Ask

  • With Hurricane Florence fresh in our minds can you run through some high-level details for us -what is, who needs it, and how do you get it?
  • How does a deductible work in flood insurance?
  • Are there states that mandate flood insurance?
  • What happens if you live in an apartment? Do you need flood insurance?
  • Are there any other reasons why we should think about flood insurance?
  • Have any tips for how you can file a claim after a flood – painlessly?

What You’ll Learn

  • How to take an inventory of your home to prove your possessions
  • How a natural disaster can cause financial havoc
  • What is the process of acquiring flood insurance and how do you know if you have too much or too little
  • What is covered by flood insurance vs. regular homeowner’s insurance

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Rethink The Power of Networking with Kelly Hoey + Ask Shannah

Do you know the value of your network? Most of us take for granted the relationships we make in our career and don’t realize their worth. What if there was someone in your network right now that held the keys to your dream career or to opening a door that would score you a book deal and more? There’s power in your network, and our podcast guest, Kelly Hoey, is here to show you how to Build Your Dream Network (also the name of her amazing book)!!

Questions I Ask Kelly

  • I’ve gotta ask, have you always been a natural networker or is this something you had to work on?
  • I saw a graphic you posted on Twitter and it really makes think –  “no one cares about your career as much as you do”. That sounds obvious, but we forget it. Why do we need to remember that?
  • A lot of us hate the networking – how can we make peace with it and do it effectively?
  • Why is having a network so key to our success?
  • What about if you’re terribly shy – where do you start?
  • Do you have any stories you can share with how having this dream network has helped you in ways that just blow your mind?

What You’ll Learn

  • Why your relationships are worth value to your bank account
  • How to have an entrepreneurial mindset with your career
  • Why you might need to rethink networking and how to win at each event
  • Never underestimate anyone, even your Uber drivers
  • How to build a network that will keep paying you dividends for many years

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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

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Sunday Seven Email Club

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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The Top 10 Money Mistakes I’ve Made


I’m going to be the first to admit that I’ve made a money mistake or two in my past. It has taken me a while to embrace all my money mistakes and learn that they shape who I am – not define who I am. You asked, so I want to deliver sharing my top 10 money mistakes.

This Episode

Wow, I’ve made so many money mistakes I had trouble coming up with my top ten. Working with a lot of people, helping them with their money over the last 12 years, I can tell you with certainty that everyone makes money mistakes (and that doesn’t make them a bad person). There is this terrible disease going around where people feel like they have to be “perfect” with their money and that couldn’t be further from the truth!

What You’ll Learn

  • Money mistakes are a part of life (so time to get over yours)
  • How to recover from some of the “worst” money mistakes
  • Why you should be making money mistakes
  • How to embrace your past money mistakes so they can empower your future

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Also, podcast reviews are super important to iTunes and the more reviews we have, the more we can spread the Millennial Money message (those iTunes algorithms are crazy). I’d be honored if you left a review and let me know what you love about the podcast.

Ask Shannah

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Ask Shannah: Dealing with Student Loans and Debt

In this #AskShannah episode, I’m tackling two complex questions about student loans. Everything from borrowing money from your 401(k) to pay off your student loans, to dealing with student loan debt when you’re in a relationship.

In This Podcast Episode:

Thanks for all the great #AskShannah questions that are coming in. As always, remember you can always submit a question anonymously so I won’t disclose your name when I’m reading over the question.

I’m covering two questions on this episode that I think most of us could relate to in some way. As a reminder, they call this personal finance because it is just that – personal. When you’re making a money decision, you should weigh the pros and cons and then come to a decision that feels good to you and makes sense based on your lifestyle.

  • My question to you is, what benefits (or drawbacks) could there be if I were to take a loan from my 401(k) to pay off my student loans?
  • Which leads me to my question.. Am I wrong to think that having him put some money in a high yield savings account, could help him to pay off his student loans faster due to compounding growth?  

Tune in to hear my thoughts and feel free to send me your own #AskShannah question for a future episode.

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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.

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.

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Honest Review of Money Apps & Programs to DIY Your Finances

This episode was prompted by an Ask Shannah question from Ashley who was super curious what my opinion was about all the money apps and programs out there. She also wanted to find out what I thought about the idea of DIY finances – is it really possible, or at the end of the day, will you need to hire a financial planner to get a good action plan together. Take a listen to find out!

On This Podcast Episode:

Starting us off, I wanted to share a really cool contest that GoBankingRates ran for the Best Money Expert (besides me). There were lots of entries, and I hope you’ll check it out and see all the different money tips and advice these experts are sharing.

Can you DIY your finances? Well, yes and no.

I’m tackling this question and dishing about my fav money apps and programs including:

Thanks to Our Episode Sponsor:

This episode was sponsored by Beach Body on Demand. Right now listeners can get a free trial membership when you text MYMoney (no spaces) to 303030.

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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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You Got a Financial Windfall…Now What

Isn’t it everyone’s dream to wake up one morning and find a financial windfall in your bank account? I think that’s why we all rush out to buy lottery tickets when the award is some obnoxiously high number – the hopes that we might find ourselves the lucky one in 175 million who strike it rich. However, coming into a financial windfall could also be a time of confusion – a time to pause and think about how you should spend the money wisely.

On This Podcast Episode:

On this solo episode, I’m tackling a topic that seems like it’s a pro but could cause some confusion and doubt. What would you do if you woke up tomorrow with more money in your hands due to a financial windfall?

I’m talking some of my favorite ideas for how you could be smart with your financial windfall, have some fun, and create a killer game plan that could leave you basking in the windfall for years. (And, of course, I sure hope you wake up one day a lottery winner…)

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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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