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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:

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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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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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Summer Money Checklist + Happy Birthday Shannah

Today’s episode was inspired by a listener question wanting to know how to use their summer hours to check some items off the good ole’ money checklist – the only problem is where to start. Your summer money checklist can be comprised of anything that you want to accomplish – but remember to keep it simple and relatively easy to accomplish so you’ll make sure and stick with it.

On This Podcast Episode:

I’m dishing some of my favorite items that can go on your summer money checklist:

  • Update your goals
  • Check on your beneficiaries
  • Boost your credit score (or check it out)
  • Give your 401(k) a little love
  • Negotiate a bill

These are my favs, but you can choose anything that you’d like to get checked off your list this summer. Think about all those loose ends that you haven’t tied up yet.

Also, we’re celebrating my birthday on this episode, and Jeff is joining us for a lightning round of questions all about me. Find out why we’re talking about Kenny Rogers and animal crackers and so many more funny questions thrown my way.

Episode Sponsor:

Thanks to Brooklinen for sponsoring this podcast episode. Get $20 off AND free shipping when you use promo code [mymoney] at Brooklinen.com.

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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

To follow Gaby, you can go here:

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Fool Proof Your 401(k) with Harris Nydick and Greg Makowski + Ask Shannah

Financial experts, Harris Nydick and Greg Makowski, want to help you take the guesswork out of your 401(k). They’ve written a new book, Common Financial Sense, and it’s packed full of great hacks and tips from two experts who know a lot about investing in a 401(k). Their mission to help educate you and provide some solid (and no-nonsense) tips to get your finances fired up.

On This Podcast Episode:

Harris and Greg join me for a podcast episode focused on helping you hack your 401(k). We’re diving into the contents of their new book, Common Financial Sense, to get you some answers. We cover topics such as:

  • Fool Proof Saving 
  • Investing in a 401(k)…do you know two-thirds of the US population doesn’t invest in one at all?
  • And getting ready for the retirement you deserve
  • Demystifying some common investing and 401(k) myths

Shout Out to Our Sponsor:

Thanks to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring this podcast episode. And right now, my listeners can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at this exclusive web address: http://www.ziprecruiter.com/mymoney!

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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.)

Shout Out To Podcast Sponsors:

Big thanks to Beachbody on Demand for sponsoring this podcast episode. Text MyMoney to 303030 and get a free trial membership.

Big thanks to Brooklinen for sponsoring this episode. Get $20 off AND free shipping when you use promo code [mymoney] at Brooklinen.com.

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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.

Shout Out to Our Podcast Sponsor:

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Ask shannah – I’m Moving Without a Job, Starting Grad School, & Just Got a Big Promotion

It’s time to tackle some more of your Ask Shannah questions. On this podcast episode, I’m going to be giving some tips and suggestions for making cross-country moves, starting over somewhere fresh without a job and what to do with extra cash when you get a big promotion.

On This Podcast Episode:

I’m chatting about three awesome questions in this podcast episode. Tune in to hear my suggestions to these questions:

  1. I’m moving to a new city, quitting my job, and looking for a new job. How can I best manage my money during this time?
  2. We’re moving cross-country with our cat to start a new master’s degree program. How can we set ourselves up and make smart money moves during this transition?
  3. I just got a big promotion at work and now I’m trying to figure out if I should put that money into a 401(k) or towards my student loan payments. What do you suggest?

Shout Out To Our Sponsor:

Thanks to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring this episode. Right now, my listeners can try ZipRecruiter for free.  That’s right FREE! Just go to ZipRecruiter.com/mymoney!

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From Financial Disadvantage to Being Empowered with Warren Hogarth + Ask Shannah

You’d think when you arrive in the U.S. getting set up financially would be easy. Not so fast. When Warren Hogarth of Empower came to the U.S. from Austrailia in 2004 he quickly realized he was at a disadvantage with all things financial – getting credit and building your credit was no easy task.

On This Podcast Episode:

I had a candid conversation with Warren about his transition to the U.S. and how “the system” attempted to keep him down when it came to his finances. Luckily, he’s sharing some of the money lessons he learned during that time as well as the journey he’s taken to turn the disadvantages into a new app,  Empower.

Warren spent eight years as a Partner at the #1 VC firm in the world, Sequoia Capital. They’ve invested in companies like Square, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, and AirBnB, and Warren stood shoulder-to-shoulder with founders to build large, enduring businesses (3 went from zero to over $1 billion).

If you take away one thing for this episode, it should be his best piece of money advice (stay to the end of the episode to hear his inspirational take away).

Shout Out To Our Sponsor:

This episode was sponsored by The Decrypting Crypto Podcast. As Warren said in the podcast episode, learning all you can about Crypto will keep you educated and in a position to make smart money moves. There’s no better podcast than The Decrypting Crypto to help you do just that! Subscribe today in iTunes or any podcast platform.

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Saying I Do – Wedding Do’s and Don’ts with Bridechilla Host Aleisha McCormack

The average cost of a wedding in the U.S. is $33,391 according to Business Insider and from my experience, many of us spend money on items in our wedding that might not be the most beneficial to our bank account. I recently was a guest on Aleisha McCormak’s Bridechilla podcast, so I figured it would great to have Aleisha share with you some of her favorite wedding do’s and don’ts when it comes to spending your cash.

On This Podcast Episode:

She’s a comedian and a TV presenter from the U.K. who turned her wisdom from planning her own wedding into a top-rated iTunes podcast, Bridechilla. Seriously, even if you aren’t planning a wedding, you’re going to enjoy hearing Aleisha dish wisdom about some of her favorite wedding do’s and don’ts – including her f**k it bucket suggestion – and how to survive the day as stress-free as humanly possible.

Shout Out to Our Sponsor:

Thanks to Brooklinen for sponsoring this episode. My Brooklinen sheets are seriously the best, most comfortable sheets I’ve slept on. Brooklinen.com has an exclusive offer just for MY listeners. Get $20 off AND free shipping when you use promo code [mymoney] at Brooklinen.com.

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