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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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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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I Need Help with My Investing Strategy + Other Burning Investing Questions With Doug Boneparth

I don’t think you can ever learn too much about investing and growing your wealth. While investing can seem super complicated, the good news is that there are a lot of resources these days to help you out (like this podcast). One of them is my good friend and fellow CFP®, Doug Boneparth. Doug’s joined us on the podcast a few times in the past, and he’s back again to help me answer some of your #AskShannah investing questions.

Whether you’re new to investing or a seasoned pro, you’ll enjoy this episode with an inside look into three of your investing questions from two CFP®’s who share a love of simplifying money concepts into fun bite-sized pieces you can easily digest!

Questions Asked

  • Active vs. Passive Investing: Is active investing becoming more favorable with volatile markets?
  • Are cannabis stocks the next great thing or just a fad in your opinion and what do I need to know?
  • Should I be investing as much as I can in my 401(k) or should I look at an IRA or a ROTH? I know you always say it depends on our own situation and goals – what would be an advantage or investing more in my 401(k) above the match?

What You’ll Learn

  • How to match your investing strategy with your lifestyle goals
  • What is active vs. passive investing anyway
  • Why you should never think of stocks as “the next best thing”
  • Why your 401(k) is so powerful for your retirement savings
  • Why we think financial literacy is so critical to your future financial success

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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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Save vs. Splurge Travel Tips in Iceland with Bobbi Rebell

What type of traveler are you? Are you more of a saver or do you love a good splurge? I’m a huge fan of saving money but when we travel I do love a good splurge! And I don’t feel bad about it – and you shouldn’t either.

If you love to travel as we do, this episode is for you. You’ll walk away with some great and practical tips to help you manage the save vs. splurge debate on your next trip, and if Iceland has been on your travel checklist, you’ll be booking your ticket in no time.

What You’ll Learn

Bobbi Rebell, a fellow CFP®, host of the Financial Grownup podcast, author and more recently went on an amazing trip to Iceland. Even as a CFP®, she learned a few money lessons about the delicate balance between saving your travel dollars and splurging to have some fun. This episode is jam packed with great travel tips and an inside look into Iceland.

  • Hear what Bobbi’s secret weapon was to put together her trip to Iceland
  • Understand why you should pay attention to local currency
  • Figure out how to rearrange your trip to save money around a holiday
  • Find out what her splurges were on the trip (and what she would avoid next time)

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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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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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The Power of Small Daily Money Habits with Clarity Money + Ask Shannah


We face a new type of reality when it comes to managing our finances. From mounting student loan debt, keeping track of all subscription services like Netflix and Spotify and more simply, trying to pay rent and buy groceries — it’s overwhelming to figure out where to start.

One of my fav money management/budgeting apps is Clarity Money. I use it myself (I’m a big fan) and went straight to Colin Kennedy, the Chief Operating Officer & Revenue Officer of Clarity Money to explore the power of small daily money habits and how you can use them to empower your money.

Episode Details:

There are a million apps on the market to manage your money and budget more effectively. I’ve tried them all myself and one that has found a permanent home on my phone is Clarity Money. It really is different than most of the budgeting & saving apps and has made a big difference in how I manage my money every day.

I was excited to have Colin from Clarity Money on this episode to dig beneath the surface of the app and talk about how you can use the concept of daily money habits to revolutionize your finances. Yes, I’m talking game-changing perspectives here.

Check out Clarity Money if you aren’t bff’s yet

Episode Sponsor:

Big thanks to Audible for sponsoring this episode. Audible is offering Millennial Money listeners a free audiobook with a 30-day trial membership. Just go to audible.com/mymoney and browse the unmatched selection of audio programs – download a title free and start listening. Go to audible.com/mymoney or text mymoney to 500-500 to get started today.

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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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