Jamila Souffrant is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), blogger, podcast host and money coach. She is the founder of www.journeytolaunch.com. As a money expert who “walks her talk” she helps brave Journeyers; gain clarity around their finances and create an actionable plan to reach their goals. Her mission is to teach, inspire and help others reach Financial Freedom. The Journey To Launch podcast explores all aspects of reaching Financial Freedom; from increasing income, becoming tax efficient, paying off debt, investing, saving & learning how to retire early and wealthy.
In this week’s episode of the Journey to Launch podcast, Shang of Save My Cents shares how she achieved financial independence by age 31. Shang has the funds to make work optional but chooses to keep working. By day, Shang is a management consultant. By night, Shang helps families get out of debt, save money, and start investing to grow their finances.
Naseema McElroy, is back on the Journey to Launch podcast to update us on how she paid off 1 million dollars of debt in a few years. The creator of Financially Intentional and the Nurses on Fire podcast, Naseema, first shared how she paid off $300,000 in debt as a single mom in episode 16. Now, Naseema is giving us an update on how she’s paid off a million dollars of debt since we last spoke and opens up on how she is now living a more balanced life and building her business.
I am answering your most recent submitted money questions on this week’s episode of the podcast. In this episode, we dive into a discussion about the types of debt, debt payoff methods, real estate investing, budgeting, and retirement savings. You don’t want to miss this good advice that can help you on your journey.
In this week’s episode of the Journey to Launch podcast we have Kenishia Mais, a Jamaican entrepreneur, Financial Educator and the visionary who founded ThrivingDollars. Kenishia was always a good saver. She started saving her lunch money in school & kept this habit into adulthood. But when she became the person her parents and other family members came to when they needed money, the pressure of being the family bank was overwhelming.
This week, Journey to Launch’s podcast episode continues the conversation on generational wealth and talking with your family about finances. In this episode, we have a dynamic father and daughter duo, Duane and Taylor Davis of Davis Generational Wealth Education Initiative, Inc. Duane and Taylor have a passion for financial literacy and inspire families and communities to have intergenerational financial conversations.
This week Journey to Launch’s podcast episode features award-winning journalist and author, Cameron Huddleston. With over 17 years of experience writing about personal finance, Cameron recently combined her knowledge and personal experiences in her book, Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations with Your Parents About Their Finances. In this episode, Cameron breaks down how to have difficult financial conversations with your parents.
This week on the Journey to Launch podcast we have "Money Mitra," the founder of the "Psychology of Spending." Mitra is a money and mindset coach who helps you eliminate money blocks so you can build wealth. She helps you identify the root of your limiting beliefs and money wounds, which are the stories that prevent you from building wealth.
On this week's episode we have Ash Cash Exantus, America’s Financial Motivator. Ash Cash grew up in the projects of Harlem, New York. In his twenties, thanks to fate and opportunities, he successfully navigated up the corporate ladder in the banking industry and later became the youngest CEO of a federally chartered bank. At 30, Ash Cash threw his own retirement party, left the banking industry, and pursued a full-time career as an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and financial literacy advocate.
Personal finance expert Kassandra Dasent can relate to people from all walks of life. She went from being $55,000 in consumer debt to being debt-free with a six-figure net-worth. Now she is using her experiences to help you start “minding your money.” In this episode Kassandra talks about money, mindset, and emotional well being. This is one episode you don’t want to miss.
This week, we have another bonus episode for you. In episode 113, Josie, a Money Club Launch member shares her debt free story. She was the first in her family to go to college. But then she found herself in student loan, credit card, and auto loan debt. Listen to how she paid off $50k and now is on her way to financial freedom and independence.
Journeyers you are going to love episode 112. In this solo episode, you’ll learn about the five stages on the journey to financial freedom and independence. Listen now to see what stage you are in and what practical steps you can take to achieve your financial goals. Find out how to set your goals and take action, so you can experience more freedom now!
Journey to Launch presents another bonus episode. This episode features, Cassandra Henry, a Journeyer paying off debt and investing in herself. From Bronx, New York, Cassandra is a first generation Dominican American. At 25 years old she is her family’s breadwinner. As a result, she quickly learned the importance of taking control of her finances and her debt.
Courtney Richardson, the founder of the Ivy Investor, is an attorney and investment advisor who helped her mom go from bankruptcy to paying off her home and retiring with enough money to live comfortably. Through her expert advice and classes she has helped women invest and save for retirement while mastering the tax game too. Named one of 7 Black Millennial Financial Experts to Follow on Instagram, Courtney is helping women build wealth and create secure financial futures.
Episode 109 is a bonus episode, the first of its kind. We are switching things up to give you more inspiring content in between regular Wednesday episodes. In this episode we feature Veronique Graves, a fellow Journeyer and member of the Money Launch Club. Veronique is a self employed sign language interpreter who is on her way to financial freedom. After becoming a member of the Money Launch Club, she went from living paycheck to paycheck to paying off debt, saving, and investing.
Bernadette Anat, also known as Hey Berna, is your Financial Hype Woman. Berna makes money fun through videos and money memes. She is your go to example of how to get out of debt and live your best life. In episode 108, Berna shares how she paid off $50,000 in debt, ditched her corporate job at Instagram, and traveled the world for one year. Now she’s back and living life on her terms as an entrepreneur.
Money Coach and Founder of The Fiscal Femme, Ashley Feinstein Gerstley, joins us in episode 107 to discuss the importance of your money mindset and her book, The 30-Day Money Cleanse. Ashley helps women build wealth by teaching you about her money mistakes and how to set yourself up for financial success. She coined her own way of budgeting called the “Happiness Allocation” and explains how your deep beliefs about money can impact your ability to make money it and keep it.
Bola Sokunbi founder of Clever Girl Finance is back on the Journey to Launch Podcast! This time she is talking about entrepreneurship, ditching debt, and how to accomplish financial independence on your own terms. Bola is a certified financial educator and money expert, helping women take charge of their finances. Check out her new book, Clever Girl Finance Ditch Debt, Save Money, and Build Real Wealth, a manual about how to achieve financial freedom. In this episode we discuss:
Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung left their lucrative software engineering careers to enjoy world travel and freedom. Both retired in their early 30’s with a 7-figure portfolio and have complied their secrets to success in their new book Quit Like a Millionaire: No Gimmicks, Luck, or Trust Fund Required. Kristy and Bryce are financially independent, self-made millionaires who hail from humble beginnings and learned along their journey how to follow the money so they could afford to pursue their passions.
On this episode, we speak to Jean Chatzky, the financial editor of NBC’s TODAY show, an award-winning personal finance journalist & the host of the podcast HerMoney. Jean joins us to talk about how she navigated her career to become one of the most recognized and notable thought leaders in the personal finance space. She also explains the importance of taking risk and also gives different tips for saving and investing (especially if you feel like you had a late start).
I am so excited to share this episode with you Journeyers! This is the 2nd year anniversary of the Journey to Launch podcast and with it, I’m pulling back the curtain on the hurdles, lessons and great things going on behind the scenes with myself and Journey To Launch. Hopefully, these 10 lessons/takeaways will inspire and enrich your journey too.
I absolutely Iove bringing you ideas and stories that challenge your belief of what you think you can do and allows you to think outside the box. Charlie Pioli has a passion for environmental conservation and dumpster dives for a majority of his grocery needs. I was immediately intrigued by Charlie’s story and lifestyle which at first seemed extreme, but as you’ll learn when you listen to the episode, is a practical and smart way to save money and reduce food waste.
Damien Peters walked away from his lucrative tech career to live abroad with his wife and young son in Spain so that he could live a life of freedom and flexibility. Damien shares how entrepreneurship, real estate investing and saving allowed him to take the big leap and how you can make the changes you need in your life and finances to do the same. On this episode we discuss:
This is the 100th episode of the Journey to Launch podcast and I am so excited about getting this far thanks to all of you who listen every week. So for this episode, I’m answering listener questions about debt consolidation, online savings accounts and so much more.
I am so glad David Neagle came on the show; he is the founder of the multimillion-dollar global coaching company Life Is Now, Inc, helping thousands of entrepreneurs, experts and self-employed professionals gain the confidence and find the right mindset to increase their revenue. After a near death experience, David changed his way of thinking to get him on the path to unlock his full potential and making so much more money.
I’m so excited to be joined by Allison Baggerly on this episode who is the founder of Inspired Budget, a business that helps women learn how to budget, save money, and pay off debt. Allison shares with us how she and her husband were able to pay off $111,000 worth of debt on 2 teacher’s salary in 4.5 years!
This week’s guest is Ogechi Igbokwe, a financial educator, money strategist, speaker, personal finance writer and the founder of OneSavvyDollar. In our chat, Ogechi gives a lot of great tips and advice on how to get out of student loan debt, how & where to get started investing in real estate, and how to find companies that help you pay for your higher education tuition.
What does a flexible life, a life where you are in control and enjoy look like. Today, I’m speaking with Jillian Johnsrud on the podcast to learn just that. By 32, Jillian and her husband had paid off $55k in debt, lived abroad for 4 years, traveled to 27 countries, adopted 4 kids, paid cash for their home and became financially independent. She lives in Montana where she writes, coaches and speaks about creating financial freedom, intentional living and lifestyle entrepreneurship.
we are joined by Jason Butler of My Money Chronicles. He is a serial side hustler, who currently makes between $500 - $800 per month with eBay and uses that money and other side hustle income to pay off his debt. He's gets real with us about all the setbacks, headaches and bumps along his journey that he has experienced. Jason explains how he works on his side hustles to help him pay off his debt and gives us great advice on how you can approach setting goals for getting out of debt too.
I am so excited to share this episode featuring Kara Stevens of the award winning site The Frugal Feminista which helps women get their finances in order. We get some firsthand tips from Kara on how to grow and manage a profitable side hustle while juggling a full-time job and family. Kara was able to not only pay off $40,000 in debt in 3 years but also build a business on the site while managing a full time job & a family, so there is definitely much to learn
You may think that you need a traditional education to reach Financial Freedom, but on this episode, Tinian Crawford is here to tell us otherwise. He shares with us how lucrative a job in the Trades can be and why more people should be looking to a trade career and building their DIY skills to help them reach their goals of Financial Independence.
I speak to Lisa Phillips on how to get into real estate investing to build wealth. Real estate may seem very complicated and you may think you need a lot of capital to get started, but Lisa will share with us her experience on how she bounced back after losing her job & going through foreclosure to learning the strategy of owning inexpensive rental properties for cash flow.
Investing can seem complicated but Erin Lowry is breaking it down into terms we can all understand. Her new book, Broke Millennial Takes On Investing, is a beginners guide to investing and will help you level up your money.
To reach your goals of Financial Freedom and Independence, you have to focus on these four areas; Income, Expenses, Investing (not just in retirement accounts), & Mindset. In today’s episode, I will be discussing how to optimize and improve each of the four components and give you tips on how to succeed in each area.
On this week’s episode, I’m talking to Eric Patrick who is a full-time Pharmacist, husband, father of two and runs two side hustles, DocDesgins, a social media management company and Black Market Exchange which uses hip-hop and urban media to make investing fun and easy to understand.
I’m excited to bring you another Journeyer Profile interview. Today, I’m talking with Ashley Copeland who was able to purchase 2 homes and has a net worth of almost $100,000 all by the age of 27 years old. She was able to accomplish all of this without ever earning 6 figures and while living in DC.
I’m excited and honored to bring you this roundtable discussion. I brought together some of the most notable and leading voices in the Financial Independence and personal finance space to discuss the wealth gap, privilege and the unique factors that people of color face in reaching Financial Freedom.
The roundtable includes; Naseema from Financially Intentional, Carmen Perez from Make Real Cents, Timika from the House of FI Podcast & Julien and Kiersten from Rich & Regular.
How do you create a life where work is optional? Are you interested in early retirement but not a fan of super frugality? On today’s podcast, I have Tanja Hester, creator of the Our Next Blog, who retired early at the age of 38 to talk about her new book, Work Optional, where she answers those questions and more.
It’s my birthday so today’s episode is going to be a personal one. I’m going share how I plan on getting to the next level in my personal development and entrepreneurial pursuits and how you can do the same. Plus, I’ll be talking about some of my goals and what I want to focus on this year.
Happy to have Grant back on the podcast to discuss his new book Financial Freedom- A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need. Grant was first on episode 48 of the podcast and now he’s back to break down some of the best concepts from his new book.
If you are wondering how it is that you can create more good habits in your life and get rid of the habits that you know are holding you back, you are going to love my chat with bestselling author James Clear on his latest book Atomic Habits. The book is a guide on how to change your habits and get 1% better every day.
In this episode, I’m talking to Kerry Ann Rockquemore from the blog thebestchapter.com. Kerry Ann and her husband were able to retire early at 46 years old and have reached Financial Independence. Through their journey, they have found a way to find joy, wealth and freedom and now Kerry is helping us find the same.
In today’s podcast episode, I had the pleasure of talking to Amanda Abella who started her entrepreneurial career as a freelance writer and later pivoted to teaching business owners how to earn more.
Amanda was able to double her income in just 12 months and is now sharing how we all can create a better relationship with money, increase our income and live in abundance.
2018 was a year of major growth and transitions in my business and personal life. I quit my job, had my third baby and jumped feet first into entrepreneurship full-time. In this week's podcast episode, I'm reviewing some of the goals I met in 2018, what I learned this year and what I'm looking forward to in 2019. I'm also sharing tips and strategies that you can apply to your own life and finances so that you can set yourself up for your best year yet too!
We all have some sort of relationship to money. Most of us, unfortunately, are enslaved to money. What if, just by healing our relationship with money, we could transform our relationship in life? In this week’s episode, I’m speaking with Lynne Twist, the author of The Soul of Money where we discuss how we can find strength, truth and joy in our relationship to money.
This is my most important and special interview to date. It's with my Mom. I talk about her so much on the show and in every interview I do so why not give you the opportunity to hear from her yourself. I give her all the credit for the person who I am today. She put me in this amazing position to prosper despite the fact that she didn't have much and had me as a young mom.
Does your income matter when it comes to being able to reach Financial Freedom/Financial Independence? How big of a role does privilege play in being able to reach your goal and does everyone benefit from having privilege? How do race and socioeconomics play into the wealth journey?
I’m talking about these topics on today's episode and would love to hear what you think too.
In this week’s episode, I’m speaking with Kari Lorz, who is not only making strides towards establishing financial independence with her husband, but she is also building a financial safety net for her 2 year old daughter to fall back on in the case that she cannot do for herself; as she is ailed by Cerebral Palsy. Keep reading and listen to this week's show to learn more about her story.
At some point or another we've all said to ourselves "I have way too much STUFF!". If you haven't yet, consider yourself ahead of the game as we discuss sustainability and financial literacy with this week's guest, personal financial educator and sustainability advocate Catherine Agopcan.
The road to financial literacy can be a daunting journey, especially when you're 22 years old, $30,000 in debt, and making $18 an hour while living in the most expensive city in America (NYC). This is where this week's guest Farnoosh Torabi found herself before becoming one of the leading personal finance authorities hooked on helping young professionals navigate their finances and live their richest, happiest lives.
Simplicity and the concept of ‘less is more’ can be beneficial in much more than finance. The new tiny home movement has proved to be a great new option for a lot of families that are looking to live a simpler, more abundant life. This week’s guest, Jewel Pearson, is not only a tiny homeowner but she is also an advocate and community leader that shares her tiny living experiences and assists others in achieving their tiny living dreams.
Getting rid of six-figure debt is no easy feat but Takiia Anderson, the voice behind The Frugal Biddy, is pure inspiration that it can be done. After graduating from law school, Takiia had accrued more than $150,000 of debt. As the single mother of a 2-year-old little girl making only $34,000 a year, she knew that something had to change.
While reaching FI could be a challenge for anyone, there may be certain factors that create different challenges for women on their journey than men. This week’s guest, Brynne Conroy, is the creator of the twice-nominated Best Women's Finance Blog, Femme Frugality and she is a huge proponent of overcoming the obstacles that women face while trying to reach their financial goals.
Trying to manage all of your expenses, eliminate debt, and invest, all while pursuing Financial Independence can be quite tricky. It’s always great to have a go-to resource that will answer all of your burning finance questions. For this week’s episode, I am having another listener Q & A where I answer a few great questions that may help several others on the FI journey.
While I was at FinCon 2018, I had the chance to speak with Chris Hogan, a financial speaker for Dave Ramsey’s Ramsey Solutions. As a former football player and business consultant, Chris found his passion in finance after he took a strong interest in the financial crises of his clients. Chris is a dynamic speaker that speaks on financial subjects such as mortgages, healthcare and investing. It was great to be able to hear his ideas on building wealth and achieving financial goals.
This week, I am speaking with Kristyn Ivey, the founder of For the Love of Tidy and Chicago’s first certified KonMari™ consultant. Kristyn is also on the journey to FI and she has made several interesting connections between tidiness and personal finance. With a background in both engineering and interior design, Kristyn has made it her mission to teach families and professionals how to let go of “stuff” to attract a truly abundant life.
This week’s guest is Joshua Becker, a best-selling author and the Founder and Editor of Becoming Minimalist. Joshua has become one of the leading voices in the modern simplicity movement reaching over 1 million readers every month. Through the use of his platform, Joshua inspires others to pursue their greatest passions by owning fewer possessions.
The journey to Financial Independence can be a tough one that is full of ebbs and flows. I believe that it is so important that we share our stories to inspire others that may be experiencing some of the same challenges that we have. That is why I have started the Journeyer Profile Series where I'm talking to my listeners and the people in my community about their path to FI. In this week’s episode, I’m speaking with Lynn Amores, a doctor from Southern California.
Financial Freedom takes on several different forms and for today’s guests, Matt and Alli Owen, it means taking a mini-retirement and traveling the US in their red Sprinter Van, Clifford. Burnt out and struggling with depression and anxiety from living the traditional 9 to 5 lifestyle, the Owens decided to walk away from their 6-figure jobs and live life on their own terms.
When I first started Journey To Launch, it was primarily to chronicle my journey to launch to Financial Independence. I had no way of knowing then, that today, this very same outlet that helps me share my journey and connect with so many people would cause the biggest detour on my Financial Independence path.
While striving to reach the ultimate goal of financial independence, I’ve found a way to achieve a freedom today that I would not have otherwise have known.
As parents, the financial example that we set for our children can have a profound impact on their financial future into adulthood. Cody is the personal finance blogger behind Fly to FI and he is going against the grain and making his way towards Financial Independence as a young adult. Growing up, Cody’s parents taught him to live a lifestyle of frugality and to value saving which gave him a great head start for the future.
Ideally, retirement is the event that allows for working men and women to shift their working lifestyle to a lifestyle of relaxation and enjoyment. The truth of the matter is that so many Americans, nearly one-third of those aged 55-64, have little to no savings and are unable to support themselves during their time of unemployment. Elizabeth White, an author and aging solutions advocate, shares this experience in hardship and has made it her mission to educate the world on the personal finance crisis.
Being on the journey to Financial Independence doesn’t always mean that you have to sacrifice the finer things in life. The Luxe Strategist, a personal finance blogger, is a 30-something New Yorker that saves half of her income and still enjoys the comfort of luxury items and deluxe travel.
Finding the perfect resource for sound financial advice can be a challenge for people from all walks of life. 4-time Olympian, 3-time Olympic medalist, Lauryn Williams understands this challenge completely. In her career as a pro-athlete, she sought the financial advice of loved ones and financial advisors but they were unable to provide the help that she needed.
Talking about money can sometimes seem taboo, but not to Amon and Christina Browning. On their YouTube Channel, Our Rich Journey, they cover everything from earning to investing with the sole purpose of demystifying the concept of money to get everyone talking about it.
I am super excited because today we are celebrating the 1-year anniversary of Journey To Launch! For the past year, I have been able to share my thoughts, advice and feature amazing financial experts all to help you eliminate debt, save more money and increase your net worth. Your support truly means the world.
In this episode, I take a few call-ins from special Journeyers who share what their favorite episodes are and why.
Generally, the goal for most working Americans is to work with a company for several years and eventually retire to enjoy life and explore opportunities that you may not have while working full-time. Carl Seidman, a trusted and disciplined advisor specializing in financial strategy and business transformation, has presented the revolutionary idea of ‘mini-retirements’.
For most people in the Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) community, retiring early is less about never working again and more about having the options and freedom to live the life of your dreams without being dependent on a paycheck. The FIRE movement paints a different picture of retirement and it is one of the reasons that I made reaching FIRE one of my biggest life goals.
One of the best things about the journey to Financial Independence is that while planning for early retirement, it is not always a requirement to forsake your other life goals. Tanja Hester, the blogger behind the Plutus Award-winning early retirement blog, Our Next Life, set out on the journey with her husband Mark to retire at the end of 2017.
The road to Financial Independence is one that is full of different variables and it can sometimes bring uncertainty. Let’s be honest–finding the right balance between budgeting, saving, and investing can be a little overwhelming. With so much information floating around, I am super excited to be able to answer several of your questions about retirement, investments, and all things personal finance.
It was such a pleasure to be able to sit down and discuss financial planning with my new money friend, Shannah Compton Game. Shannah is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with an MBA and an award-winning financial strategist on a mission to revolutionize how millennials think, act, and feel about their finances. Her interest in business and budgeting sparked when she started her first business in college, a national student film festival, at only 19.
In the FI community, we place a lot of focus on bringing in as much income as possible in order to reach your financial goals. Kara Perez, the creator of Bravely Go, is living proof that is living proof that as long as you're willing to put the work in, achieving your financial goals with a low income is completely possible. After taking on more than $25,000 in student loan debt, Kara, extremely unhappy with her situation, started to research ways to quickly pay off her debt.
There is an art to making money and developing your side hustle muscle and Grant Sabatier from Millennial Money is definitely an expert. As a 24-year-old unemployed college grad living at home with his parents with less than $3 to his name, Grant became determined to find success and reach major financial goals. After Reading Your money or Your Life, he set out on a self-taught journey to learn Google AdWords as a result of a simple Google Search.
Sylvia Hall, a practicing defense attorney, accrued six-figures of debt from law school and the financial impact of Hurricane Katrina while living in Louisiana. With discipline, determination, and the help of financial books such as Your Money or Your Life, Sylvia made the decision to take control of her personal finances. Today, Sylvia is completely debt free, she owns her own law firm, and she is now about 3 years away from Financial Independence.
Science and the experimental process have several parallels to the management of our personal finances. Dr. Maria James, also known as the Money Scientist™, spent more than 10 years as a Solo-Molecular Scientist before applying some of the skills that she had learned in the science world to teaching business owners about finance.
Success, whether in achieving your financial goals or advancing in your career, comes with tons of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. Bobbi Rebell, an award-winning TV anchor, personal finance columnist, Certified Financial Planner, Best-selling Author, and now the host of The Financial Grown-Up podcast, is no stranger to all of the above and more.
Jen Hemphill, a Money Confidence Coach, AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor) and host of the Her Money Matters Podcast, inspires women from all different walks of life to move beyond their money story and become confident in making sound decisions about their money. In her new book, ‘Her Money Matters’, she provides tips, tricks, and good practices to find your financial confidence and ensure that it stays.
There a few things more inspirational than hearing about another family’s real-life experience. Kiersten and Julien Sanders, the couple behind the finance blog, Rich and Regular, provide real-life inspiration to other couples and families on the journey to Financial Independence.
Is it possible to "have it all" and still be happy, better yet sane? Join me in today's solo episode where I am discussing how I balancing my pregnancy, motherhood, growing my business and everything in between.
There are many factors to consider on the journey to becoming wealthy but shifting your mindset is by far one of the most important. Several studies show that psychological factors have a tremendous effect on our behaviors, habits, and our ability to adapt to new circumstances. Jim Fortin, the Subconscious Selling & High-Performance Expert, knows and understands what it means to shift your internal dominant thoughts to manifest the wealthy lifestyle that you desire.
The Health Savings Account, introduced in the early 2000's, has proved to be the ultimate retirement and investment account–particularly for those on the road to early retirement. Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF®) and Health Saving Account (HSA) expert, Jackie Cummings Koski, joins us on the show to discuss everything from how to obtain an HSA account to how to invest the money that you contribute.
There are several great names surrounding the Financial Independence Movement but Vicki Robins, the co-author of the very popular book, “Your Money or Your Life” has been affectionately deemed as the grandmother of the F.I. community. In the late 1960’s, with the advice of the late Joe Dominguez, Vicki reached financial independence and together they began to teach their revolutionary methods all over the nation. Vicki has written an updated version of the book and has joined us on the show.
Shane Mason, CPA/PFS, CPF, is a New York-based accountant, financial planner, and all-around tax wizard that joins the show this week to discuss the one topic that has many Americans baffled: taxes. He specializes in accounting, tax preparation and financial planning services for small and medium business owners, creatives, tech professionals, expatriates and foreign nationals living in the US.
When it comes to building wealth, credit can be a key component in helping you to achieve your financial goals. Credit expert, Shante Harris, joins us on the show to talk about everything from credit scores, credit reporting, and even credit card utilization. A Maryland native, Shante shares an incredible story of triumph in which she survived cancer, becoming a mother of a child with autism, divorce and even homelessness.
Student loan debt is one of the biggest concerns of college graduates in America. Robert Farrington, the Student Loan Debt Expert, is helping readers from all over the nation to better understand the process of student loan repayment with his blog, The College Investor. Robert was always passionate about investing and making money but when he identified a need amongst his peers to share more about student loans, he changed the course of his finance blog to educate borrowers.
When it comes to saving, frugality is so more than just as a habit, it’s a lifestyle choice. Liz Thames, affectionately known as Mrs. Frugalwoods, allowed a frugal lifestyle to help fuel her family toward financial independence and a simpler lifestyle in the woods of Vermont. As retirees at 32, Liz and her husband made it a priority to make tough decisions on spending in order to save 70-80% of their income.
Investing in stock can seem very intimidating but Tela Holcomb, the renowned stock investor has used swing trading as a vessel to help her create financial independence. More than 9 years ago, as a servicemember and single mom, a conversation about trading and early retirement inspired Tela to teach herself the skills necessary to replace her 9-5.
Passing down generational wealth is extremely important. The best way to make sure that wealth is passed down for generations to come is through proper estate planning. Art Steele, Estate Planner and the podcaster behind The Legalese for Entrepreneurs Podcast, has an incredible story about how she came to choose her career and the epiphany that caused her to realize the significance generational wealth within in the black community.
It’s my birthday! So, this episode is going to be more personal, a solo episode where I want to talk about more of what's led me to where I am today and the lessons I've learned throughout my 35 years of life that continue to contribute to my success.
If you’re someone looking for ways to increase your income so that you can reach your financial goals, starting your own business has probably has crossed your mind once or twice. Not only will a business become an asset but it can become an integral step in helping you reach Financial Independence.
Paying off debt is essential to getting back on track with your finances. Not only will you remove a large expense every month, but the mental freedom is priceless. That’s exactly what Whitney did by working two jobs and sticking to a tight budget. By being intentional and mindful of her spending, she was able to pay off all her debt and now owns a personal finance business. Her business now makes more money than her full-time job, which means she now gets to live on her terms and work on her business. Whitney’s hacks to paying off debt are unique and insightful, a huge help to anyone working towards paying back their debt. Here are the main topics we talked about in the episode: Whitney’s background Her journey to managing money How she paid off her $30,000 in debt in 10 months Her online business Her journey to paying off debt How she was working 2 jobs Her different tricks to paying off debt How she set her goals How to be intentional about your finances Using a holistic overview The importance of keystone habits How to set SMART goals Investing when in debt How it differs from case to case Starting an emergency fund Why it depends on how long you’ll be paying off debt Her personal finance goals Why she’s leaving her full-time job Her business goals Getting started with real estate investing Other related blog posts/links mentioned in this episode: Whitney’s Blog The Money Nerds Podcast The Money Summit The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg Dave Ramsey Leave me a voicemail- Leave me a question on the Journey To Launch voicemail and have it answered on the podcast! Watch my CBS News Segment Watch me on News12 Watch my latest segments on News12 My One on One Money Coaching Services - Get my personalized 1on1 money coaching expertise to help you reach your financial goals Connect with Whitney: Whitney on Twitter Whitney on Instagram Whitney on Facebook Connect with me: Journey To Launch Instagram Journey To Launch Twitter Journey To Launch Facebook Page Join the private Facebook Group
When developing a solid financial plan, it’s important to look at how you can generate the most income while being conscious of your spending. Marcus and Rich from the Paychecks and Balances podcast aim to help people look at both sides of their balance sheet, their income and their expenses.
Chris Guillebeau is on a mission to help people start their own side hustles so that they can create more security, freedom and opportunities in their lives. Side Hustles are becoming more and more the norm nowadays as people look for a way to supplement their job with extra income. These hustles consist of building an asset with the purpose of providing some kind of return and benefit to a customer.
The simple wealth formula can be defined as Income -Expenses = The Gap. You use the gap to get ahead in your finances by paying off debt, saving more and investing more. Essentially, you want to increase The Gap as much as possible in order reach your goals faster.
Now that Christmas is officially over, how did you do? Did you go over budget or stay within budget or are you afraid to even check? In this week's podcast episode, I'm talking about how to start preparing yourself for next year's holiday season right now and then I dive into how to identify which of the four common money problem(s) you have and how to fix them.
It’s the perfect time look back and reflect on your finances and do a year-end review. I'm also giving an update on where we ended up with our 2017 Savings/Investing goals. In my 2017 Mid-Year update, back in May we had saved and invested about $53,200. By the end of the year, we ended up saving/investing $84,100 talked about which is about $9,000 less than the $93,100 goal we set for the year
Millennials are often mischaracterized as being lazy and wanting things handed to them. I can’t tell you how far from the truth that is, especially when it comes to Gwen & J from the FIRE Drill Podcast who came on the podcast today to talk about pursuing FI and the different aspects of paying off debt and being financially stable. Both bloggers have their own informative and successful blogs that share their specific paths to FI and are set on inspiring others to do the same.