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February 26, 2020
Guest Blessing Adesiyan is the founder of Mother Honestly, a platform that inspires, encourages and guides the modern ambitious woman to thrive in and beyond motherhood. Through online content, and offline activations, Mother Honestly empowers and elevates mothers to lead bigger, better and deeper lives. Learn more about Blessing and Mother Honestly at MotherHonestly.com and on Instagram @MotherHonestly.
February 24, 2020
Tapping has become a fast-growing, simple way to address both the emotional and physical problems that tend to add stress to our lives. Guest Nick Ortner is the CEO of The Tapping Solution, a company designed to bring the effective and simple healing method, Tapping, to the mainstream. On the podcast, Nick describes Tapping as a mix between the ancient practice of acupuncture and modern psychology. He takes listeners through a tapping exercise on the podcast and claims this can provide us with financial clarity. Learn more about Nick at TheTappingSolution.com and connect with him on Instagram @NickOrtner and on Facebook @nortner
February 21, 2020
This week on Ask Farnoosh, special co-host Priya Malani, the founder and CEO of Stash Wealth joins to answer listener questions. From how to make money from what you KNOW to dealing with a partner's six-figure debt and saving for *something* when you don't know what that something is yet. To sign up for MoneyMASTERED™, the new video course from Stash Wealth, go to StashWealth.com/MoneyMastered and use the code SOMONEY100 for $100 off.
February 19, 2020
Have you ever wondered how people become professional speakers and get paid to speak? My guest today is Grant Baldwin, author of the new book The Successful Speaker. He has spoken at over 500 events to over 500,000 people and teaches everyday people on how to build a speaking business from scratch - and rake in thousands doing what they love. More about Grant: He is a nationally known speaker, podcaster, and author who has helped thousands of people start and build their own speaking businesses through his Booked and Paid to Speak Training Course. Learn more about Grant on his website GrantBaldwin.com and connect with him on Twitter @GrantBaldwin, Facebook @GrantBaldwinFans, and Instagram @GBaldwin.
February 17, 2020
On her blog and popular Instagram account, Inspired Budget, Allison Baggerly teaches her budgeting method to thousands of followers. Her advice stems from her own personal journey to pay down $111,000 in debt in 4.5 years. Learn more about Allison on her website, www.InspiredBudget.com. And connect with her on Instagram @InspiredBudget
February 14, 2020
This week's Ask Farnoosh plucks questions from Farnoosh's Instagram followers related to managing a cash windfall, understanding how the new FICO score works and real estate investing for starters.
February 12, 2020
Are you being intentional about the DESIGN of your life? When we think of design...we think home interiors. We think of designing a website. But what about your life? Your business? While we it isn’t as simple as picking out fabrics or a color scheme, guest Tobi Fairley believes that we can all be in control of our life’s design to feel better about our interior...our money, our work and our relationships Tobi Fairley is known for her bold use of color in interior design, but she’s also one of the nation’s most progressive-thinking entrepreneurs. Tobi is passionate about her full-service interior design company and her consulting firm which are focused on helping clients design their homes, their businesses, and their lives, with a special interest in promoting wellness and balance for entrepreneurs, CEOs, and creatives. Tobi established her firm more than 19 years ago and her projects have spanned the nation and beyond. Her award-winning interior design, product design and ideas have been featured on television and in publications worldwide including House Beautiful, Veranda, Traditional Home, Huffington Post, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, Southern Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Real Simple, Coastal Living, Southern Cottages, Creative Live, the Chicago Tribune, and MSNBC. In 2017, Tobi was a columnist for Traditional Home magazine with a feature in each issue chronicling her own home renovation and reveal. Learn more about Tobi on her website TobiFairley.com and connect with her on Instagram @TobiFairley.
February 10, 2020
I’m a first generation Iranian-American. And so the beginning of this year was especially worrisome when we learned that the our president had ordered the assassination of Iran’s General Soleimani, the leader of the Foreign Wing of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard, raising already heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. Like many I was really scared about a war erupting...and more lives being sacrificed over something that I honestly don’t think can be solved on the battlefield. Subsequent to this, Iran admitted to accidentally taking down the the Ukrainian jetliner that killed all 176 people on board. In its aftermath, as this is a financial podcast, I thought, what could I share here that was of relevance to us? Well, I recently came across an NPR interview with Farnoush Amiri, who is an Iran-born U.S. citizen, and thought she would be a fantastic guest. In the NPR interview she described a great secret that she and her family kept after a terrifying incident in their home in 2005. She shares this in our conversation, too, but the bigger takeaways from our discussion are her immigrant experiences - lessons both unique and universal, as well as her life today as a financially independent Millennial living in New York City. Listen to learn how she’s creating a SO MONEY life in the context of all that is happening between the two countries she knows and loves. More about Farnoush: She is Iranian American journalist at The Associated Press, based in New York City. She was born in Iran and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of five, where she grew up in Orange County, California, with her parents and younger brother. Farnoush has reported from across the country and in Puerto Rico, where she covered the intensive aftermath of Hurricane Maria. She currently serves on the board of the South Asian Journalists Association.  Connect with her on Instagram @FarnooshAmiriNYC and on Twitter @FarnooshAmiri
February 7, 2020
In the latest installment of Ask Farnoosh, Farnoosh answers listeners questions related to helping pay down a significant other's student loans. Is it recommended? Also: renting versus buying and leaving your job before bonus season. Is there a way to make up for it?
February 5, 2020
Today marks five years, 12 million downloads and 1,000 episodes. Farnoosh Torabi celebrates this major So Money milestone with a tribute to her dedicated listeners, reflections on some of the craziest never-before-told stories of producing the show and special cameos from her children who help answer listeners' questions. Plus, we hear from So Money fans from around the world and their financial triumphs. Prizes and charitable donations to boot!
February 3, 2020
Many of you have expressed interest in attending graduate school, so today's episode is all about how to go for FREE. My guest today is a listener who reached out and suggested that we focus on this topic. Daniel Forbes has a PhD in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From that school, she also holds a Master’s in Education Policy Studies. She also has two bachelor’s degrees in English and African-American studies from Penn State. Clearly, Danielle is passionate about education. She's even more passionate about helping others get to school affordably within their means, possibly even for free. Daniel was able to attend graduate school for free, so she’s going to talk not just from her personal experience but also her research, and all the different ways that you can bank on going to college or graduate school for much less than the sticker price - from scholarships to fellowships and tuition waivers.
January 31, 2020
I recently had an experience that was proof positive of all the advice shared on So Money about how to negotiate your worth.  The following episode offers the the play-by-play that happened over email and my notes to you. It's the actual script (with some omissions for privacy). Plus, answers to your money questions about building credit and making the most of a lump sum payment.
January 29, 2020
Michelle Bosch first became interested in real estate investing when her father suddenly passed away. She witnessed how a modest investment in real estate was able to keep her family afloat and provide her with some financial support in adulthood. With that appreciation for how powerful real estate investing can be, Michelle went on to build an eight-figure land investment and auction company. She started by flipping dirt, as she describes. Today she is the Co-Founder and CFO of Orbit Investments and a full-time real estate investor. She has bought and sold over 4,000 pieces of real estate and built the 3rd largest land investment and auction company in the US. She is also the Co-Creator of the Land Profit Generator Program and Host of The In FLOW Podcast for Women. Learn more about Michelle on her website, www.michellebosch.com.
January 27, 2020
How can you get the obstacles and adversities that are working against you...to actually work for you? My guest today is Laura Huang, a professor at Harvard Business School who has spent her career studying implicit bias in entrepreneurship and in the workplace. Her new book is called Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage. Laura describes EDGE as that elusive quality that gives you an upper hand and attracts attention and support. Some people seem to naturally have it.  But the rest of us can create our own from the challenges and biases we think hold us back, and turning them to work in our favor....including financial challenges. Learn more about Laura on her website https://laurahuang.net/ and connect with her on Instagram @LauraHuangLA and Twitter @LauraHuangLA
January 24, 2020
This Friday's Ask Farnoosh addresses some of the recent questions that have come through the pipelines from listeners. Questions related to whether or not to sell a home now or later, dealing with a tricky financial proposal from in-laws and ways to make money in college.
January 22, 2020
We’ve talked at length on this show about financially empowering women: how to speak up at work, get paid what you deserve, and take control of your finances. But what if we've been communicating it all wrong? What if, instead, we should be seeking Power not Empowerment? My guest Lindsay Goldwert is a freelance writer, podcaster and stand-up comedian who is tackling the topic of financial dominance in her new book, Bow Down...and doing so in an unconventional way. She traveled the country shadowing women who are part of the BDSM subculture (bondage, discipline, sadism, masochism) to learn the best ways to get what you want - and have your money serve you.  Learn more about Lindsay on her website: SpentPodcast.com and connect with her on Twitter @LindsayGoldwert and LinkedIn.
January 20, 2020
When we think of extraordinary investors, names like Warren Buffett, George Soros, and Ray Dalio might come to mind. But how about Jim Simons, founder of Renaissance Technologies? He's referred to as the greatest money maker in modern financial history, generating over $100 billion in profits....yet his life story has been a relative secret to many. In his new book, The Man Who Solved the Market, author Gregory Zuckerman looks into the world of Simons, who is now 81 years-old, and how his data-driven, algorithmic approach to investing has had unexpected, and far reaching implications on our world.  Zuckerman is a Senior Writer at The Wall Street Journal and a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb award. Learn more about Zuckerman on his website GregoryZuckerman.com and connect with him on Twitter @GZuckerman.
January 17, 2020
Special co-host Georgia Lee Hussey, financial planner and founder of Modernist Financial joins Farnoosh to answer your money questions related to saving, investing for retirement and managing credit card debt.
January 15, 2020
Our guest today shares an unexpected story about how a childhood growing up on a family ranch inspired her to get outside of her comfort zone and strike out on her own. It's a compelling and relatable story about trusting nobody but yourself to create financial security in your life. Shanna Goodman is the creator of AMP'D, which helps small businesses build million-dollar brands. AMP'D was developed with Shanna's 15 years of business development experience, including five years as a brand strategy agency owner. She comes from a long line of entrepreneurs, often learning business strategy at the dinner table as a child. She contributes regularly to Business Insider, is an influencer on Mogul.com, and is the mother of two very independent daughters.  To access Shanna's free resources for small business owners, ampdnow.com/podcast
January 13, 2020
Zainab Salbi is the founder of Women for Women International. It is a grassroots organization that helps women in the most devastatingly damaged communities in the world. To fund this, the concept is simple: one woman here can sponsor one woman there to help her receive the business and life skills that will transform her family and community. This model has grown and they’ve been able to help over 478,000 marginalized women in eight conflict areas. For her work creating Women for Women and her global journalism, Zainab was recently awarded the Eleanor Roosevelt Award.  Today, Zainab's work in journalism and media has led to the creation of several shows including: #MeToo, Now What? Original series on PBS (2018); The Zainab Salbi Project, original series on Huffington Post (2016); The Nidaa Show with TLC Arabic where she started with the historic first interview of Oprah Winfrey in the Arab world; and her latest Through Her Eyes with Zainab Salbi at Yahoo News. She frequently appears on MSNBC as a commentator on current news. Zainab is the author of several books including the national bestseller Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam, If You Knew Me You Would Care, and her latest, Freedom is an Inside Job. You can learn more about Zainab on her website ZainabSalbi.com and learn more about Women for Women at WomenforWomen.org. Connect with Women for Women on Instagram @womenforwomen, Facebook @womenforwomen, and Twitter @womenforwomen.
January 10, 2020
Want to earn more money in 2020? Host Farnoosh Torabi provides answers to listeners top money questions...from top side hustles to maximizing retirement savings to finding a financial planner.
January 8, 2020
Iceland was the first country to have a female president, a democratically-elected female president who served for 16 years. Our guest today, Sigrun, remembers vividly what it felt like to grow up in Iceland and have that be her reality. And she says it is - no doubt- why she grew up to be the sort of woman who believes that anything is possible. As we kick off a new important year, 2020, Sigrun, a female advocate and business coach, stops by the show to lend us her vision so that we can get closer to achieving whatever we want this year. A little bit more about Sigrun:. For much of her career, she ran companies as the CEO. She even turned down the top role as CEO of Nisan, Sweden. She is now the CEO of her own company, a world renowned speaker, a podcast host, and she’s on a mission to help women and men turn their passion into profits.  Sigrun has a famous quote: “Put a date on your dreams. The rest is logistics.” I think I’m going to get that framed as my go to motivational poster for 2020.
January 6, 2020
Minda Harts is the author of The Memo, a roadmap for women of color to not only navigate but change the system they are working within. The top-selling book is packed with strategic and tactical wisdom, including a chapter devoted to white readers and what they can do to actively create inclusive work environments. Learn more about Mind at MindaHarts.com and MyWeeklyMemo.com. And connect with her and The Memo on Facebook, on Instagram @MindaHarts and on Twitter @MindaHarts.
January 3, 2020
Special co-host Jamila Souffrant, founder of Journey to Launch, is back on the show, this time co-hosting and helping answer a wide range of questions from So Money listeners. Today's questions: Is it better to make an additional principal payment on a mortgage each month or invest in an index fund? What to do when you're in your 60s with no savings or retirement? What can a professional woman in her late 20's - who wants children one day - do to prepare best for the time and money constraints of parenthood? To learn more about Jamila, visit JourneytoLaunch.com. You can also follow her on Instagram. This episode aired originally on Sept 28, 2018.
January 1, 2020
It's impossible to pick the "best" interviews of 2019, but these are the episodes that really struck a chord - on many levels - with host Farnoosh Torabi. Highlights from conversations with Karen Rinaldi, Eve Rodsky, Paul Ollingers and Busy Philipps.
December 30, 2019
They say that youth is wasted on the young but the younger guests I had on my podcast this year defied many of the negative stereotypes about Millennials and young adults we hear. From a woman who saved $100,000 by age 25 to a young man who - despite many odds - would become one of the top real estate brokers in his generation, there was MUCH to learn from some of my guests who were just starting out in the real world.
December 27, 2019
Replay from June 7, 2019 This Friday, lots of questions about best ways to invest for retirement and steps for co-mingling finances with a partner. I recently got married and we've been together for 10 years. We have built our lives together, but still have separate bank accounts. We are now talking about combining some money to create a household account. He uses a credit union, I use a bank. Is there a benefit to either? Does it matter? Special co-host is Catie Hogan is a financial planner with the women-owned Element Financial Group. She’s also the author of the humorous and informative book The Millennial’s Guide to Getting Your Sh*t Together, and an accomplished humor writer and performer. Catie is on a mission to help young adults, particularly women and those in marginalized communities, become more financially literate and empowered. She does this using simple explanations of complex topics, personal anecdotes, and humorous relatability. Catie understands what it means to be a broke Millennial. She finished college with six-figures in student loan debt, worked entry-level jobs to make ends meet, and had no idea how or where to save and invest money. But after reading several personal finance books, she realized she was one of millions of young adults in this situation—and this became the catalyst for her current career. Catie is putting a fresh, new spin on the fundamentals of personal finance. She believes learning how to be a successful adult doesn't have to be so serious. Catie's book: https://www.amazon.com/Millennials-Guide-Getting-Your-Together/dp/1521998639 Element Financial Group: http://www.elementfinancialgroup.com/
December 25, 2019
This episode is dedicated to some of the best moments on So Money where guests revealed their financial challenges and how they triumphed from sometimes great tragedy. Theirs are stories of strength, resilience and determination.
December 23, 2019
We’re reflecting on some of the best conversations related to money and relationships, strategies and lessons from people who’ve worked through financial challenges with either a partner or a parent.
December 20, 2019
This week, Farnoosh helps listeners with their questions related to buying a home in a high cost of living area, where to invest and how to negotiate when an investor offers you money for your business.
December 18, 2019
Tracy Litt is a certified mindset coach, best selling author, rapid transformational therapist, and awe-inspiring speaker. She is the founder of The Litt Factor, a personal growth and coaching company, and Worthy Human, an inspirational and empowering merchandise line. Learn more about Tracy on her website, TheLittFactor.com and connect with her on Instagram @TheLittFactor and Facebook @TheLittFactor
December 16, 2019
My guest today is on a mission to make finance fun. Paco de Leon realized that she had a knack for understanding and explaining money in a way that was exciting and made people actually want to learn. After varied career experiences in banking, consulting, and the marijuana industry, she realized that what she was really good at was helping creative people understand their money. That realization led her to create The Hell Yeah Group and become the co-host of Refinery 29’s Money Diaries Podcast.  Learn more about Paco by visiting TheHellYeahGroup.com. Connect with The Hell Yeah Group on Instagram @thehellyeahgroup, Facebook @thehellyeahgroup and Twitter @hellyeahgroup
December 13, 2019
This week, Farnoosh answers questions related to retirement savings, freezing credit reports and term life insurance. Plus, she selects a new reviewer to receive a free 15 minute money session.
December 11, 2019
Sallie Holder is the author of the forthcoming book Hitting Rock Middle, a step-by-step plan to help you start creating the path to your greatest potential – a place that includes true fulfillment and success.
December 10, 2019
The actress Busy Philipps is known for hit shows like NBC’s “Freaks and Geeks,” the WB’s “Dawson’s Creek,” and ABC’s “Cougar Town.” She is also a writer and a social media personality with 2 million followers on Instagram. I caught up with Philipps on her media tour with brand partner HotelTonight. (Philipps and HotelTonight ran a contest to give five “planners” last-minute spontaneous getaways.) And during our conversation, she mentioned yet another role. It’s one that isn’t as public-facing, but it is just as notable: fierce negotiator. In our quick convo, she opens up about her financial upbringing, the financial freedoms that come with having a popular social media platform, and the time she walked away from what would become a successful TV series … with no regrets.
December 9, 2019
Cleo Stiller has always liked to have conversations that other people don’t feel comfortable having. She hosted a show called “Sex Right Now with Cleo Stiller” and when the #MeToo movement started gaining mainstream attention, she was inundated from questions from male viewers. Questions like, “I’m a single guy and I don’t know how to approach women” and “I’m a new parent to a son and I don’t know how to raise a good man.” With these questions, she saw an opportunity: we as a society needed to have an open conversation where people could come together and feel safe asking these questions and getting answers. That didn’t exist, so she created it. Her new book, Modern Manhood dives into the complicated world of trying to be a good man today. Connect with Cleo Stiller on Twitter and Instagram @cleomsf.
December 6, 2019
This week on Ask Farnoosh, how a health savings account can also be a retirement savings supplement, reasons why employers should offer maternity leave, the financial benefits of moving to a more affordable location and forming an investing club. Plus, Farnoosh selects a new reviewer for a free money consult.
December 4, 2019
Our guest today served in the military, then became a teenage mom, then went to Yale, got her law degree and now runs a multiple six figure business, Tasha Cochran is the founder of the website and YouTube channel, One Big Happy Life with her partner Joseph. Together, they share a ton of educational resources and the most personal details of their financial life, including how much they make and how they budget. Learn more about Tasha on her website, OneBigHappyLife.com. And connect with her on Youtube and on Instagram @onebighappylife
December 2, 2019
Nneka Faison has an impressive history of career achievements: Ivy league graduate, Anchor and Reporter, named "40 Under 40" Leader by Boston Business Journal, and most recently, becoming the Managing Editor of WCVB-TV's Award Winning News Magazine show, "Chronicle." From 2017 to 2018, Faison was a fellow at Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism where she completed course work and research on youth media consumption and journalism business models. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and received her BA degree from Princeton University. Connect with Nneka on Twitter @newsneka and at www.wcvb.com/chronicle
November 29, 2019
Got questions about real estate? Today’s episode has lots of answers! We have a very special themed episode and it’s all going to be about real estate. Many of you are in market or interested in buying. We’ve got you covered, and I couldn’t think of a better, more experienced person to co-host than Ilyce Glink, author of the real estate bible: 100 Questions Every First Time Homebuyer Should Ask. We’re also addressing questions from our audience, including: Trevor: I’m looking at getting a rental property. What’s a good base rate of return? Jonathon: Manhattan is oversaturated. Do you think it is better to buy rental properties over a property to live in? Natalie: What’s the lowest down payment a first time home buyer can put down? More about Ilyce Glink: She is an award-winning television and radio personality, a communications and media strategist, an innovator in content marketing and the founder of three Chicago-based companies. Her latest project, Best Money Moves, is a mobile-first employee benefit designed to help measure and dial down financial stress. She is a nationally-syndicated columnist, a regular contributor to WGN radio, a top blogger for CBS MoneyWatch and a best-selling author. Ilyce is the author of over a dozen books, including the best-selling 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask and Buy, Close, Move In!, and she has nearly 1 million books in print. Her latest ebook/webinar offering is Intentional Investor: How to be Wildly Successful in Real Estate. She is the publisher of ThinkGlink.com, a site dedicated to helping consumers make the best decisions with their money.
November 27, 2019
Julie Hansen knows how to build companies. She’s helped launch well-known websites like NCAA.com, NewYorker.com, TeenVogue.com, and the number one website for golfers at Time Inc. And she took Silicon Valley Insider and turned it into Business Insider — one of the most well-known business sites around. Now Julie has embarked on a different challenge: take a thriving European company and help it find success in the US. For the past two years Julie has been the US CEO for Babbel, a language learning startup. Learn more about Babbel by visiting their website Babbel.com.
November 25, 2019
Hope King is an anchor with Cheddar, where she leads the company's business, markets, technology, transportation, and telecom coverage. She began her journalism career five years ago after graduating from Columbia Journalism School with a Master of Science degree. She has previously worked for Business Insider and CNN. Hope is currently in the second act of her professional career -- the first being finance. Hope is a former Merrill Lynch executive who helped lead a $200 billion product group.
November 22, 2019
This week's questions concern feeling pressure to spend like well-off friends, ways to teach kids about money and affording 6 months of planned unemployment. Special co-host Alexandra Stockwell joins. Alexandra is a Relationship and Intimacy Expert, known as The Relationship Catalyst. She is the creator of the Conscious Partnership Program and the author of the forthcoming book “Uncompromising Intimacy”.
November 20, 2019
Karen Cahn is the Founder and CEO of iFundWomen, and has dedicated her career to closing the funding and the confidence gap for women entrepreneurs. Named on NASDAQ’s “10 Best Sources of Funding for Women Entrepreneurs”, iFundWomen is a startup funding platform providing female entrepreneurs access to capital, coaching, and connections critical to launching and growing their businesses. Karen is a pioneer in tech and media. She was an early Google Intrapreneur where she spent 10 years leading various monetization teams in search, display, and video. Most notably, Karen started the Branded Entertainment business at YouTube, when, back in the olden times of YouTube 2006, she and a rogue group of sales and product managers, made the connection between big consumer brands and video creators, thus creating the first native video ad experiences monetized on YouTube. Most recently, Karen spent three years as General Manager of AOL Original Video, and was responsible for business strategy and strategic partnerships. In this role, Karen built AOL’s female creative economy in video and as a result, nabbed AOL its first-ever Emmy nod. Karen is on the board of advisors of Girl Rising, an organization dedicated to girls education in developing countries. She is also on the Springboard Media Council and invests her “human capital” in their pipeline of high-growth, women-led companies.
November 19, 2019
This episode is brought to us thanks to So Money sponsor Chase. Have you begun your holiday shopping yet? To control the spend over the past few years, as our family has grown, my relatives and I like to participate in a Secret Santa. I have just two people to shop for, as opposed to twenty! And those gifts can be extra special. It's just one way I recommend making your own traditions around the holidays to both enjoy the festivities but also be mindful of your finances. Today’s episode has some advice for all of us, as we embark on the spending frenzy. As part of So Money’s partnership with Chase and as the financial education ambassador for Chase, we welcome BJ Mahoney, General Manager Chase Freedom to the show today. He shares some interesting research related to holiday spending, as well as seasonal savings tips. For more, check out www.chase.com
November 18, 2019
Have you ever hesitated to lean in and play and think big with money? My guest today knows why. Dr. Valerie Rein has spent years working with high achieving women, women who want to have it all and thrive. But what she found in these clients, and eventually in herself, is that often when we’re getting ready to soar, our nervous system will hold us back, signaling to ourselves that we’re not safe. She’s named this response PSD: Patriarchy Stress Disorder. And through her research and over 20,000 hours as a therapist and coach, she’s created a process and new book to help break through it. Learn more about Valerie by visiting her website, https://www.drvalerie.com/, downloading a free chapter of her book, or listening to her podcast, Her Success Radio. Connect with her on Instagram @drvalerierein.
November 15, 2019
On this week's Ask Farnoosh, one listener wants to know how to get back in the workforce after taking one year off. What is the best way to do that? Also, when is it smart to take some of your savings and invest it in the market...and when is it OK to tap your emergency fund?
November 13, 2019
For many of us, the day we get cut off from our parents is a "money moment," right? Some of us may have had experience with this. For others, it’s completely foreign. Wherever you are in your financial life, I think you’re going to appreciate today’s interview with Amanda Miller Littlejohn, a top nationally recognized expert on personal branding. Amanda is also a podcast host and author of the book Package Your Genius. Amanda is an idea oven, a brand problem solver and creative power house who works at the intersection of public relations, journalism, marketing and social media. How and why she built her business is a very personal journey. And we connect all of the dots on today’s episode - from her experiences with money and her parents, to later in her marriage and the financial complexities that inspired her to finally take the reins in her financial life. Learn more about Amanda on her website: http://www.amandamillerlittlejohn.com. Check out her podcast, too, at Package Your Genius.
November 11, 2019
Cathy Heller is a fire hose of inspiration. She’s the host of the popular podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job, which was given the #1 spot on iTunes recommend list of shows for the New Year in 2018 and 2019. Cathy’s new book shares the title of her podcast [Don’t Keep Your Day job] and it's filled with inspirational stories from people within her own tribe who have decided to take control of their life’s journey. Her book goes into detail about how to find the work you were meant to do, how to grow your business, and level up your quality of life all around.  Learn more about Cathy at CathyHeller.com and DontKeepYourDayJob.com. And connect with her on Instagram @cathy.heller and on Facebook @dontkeepyourdayjob
November 8, 2019
From tax deductions to starting your own retirement plan when you're self-employed, Farnoosh and co-host Crystal Lewis answer your biggest money questions of late. Co-host Crystal Lewis is a So Money listener and a Texas Certified Public Accountant with 20+ years of accounting experience. She is currently the Corporate Controller at International Risk Management Institute. She is also a John Maxwell certified speaker, trainer and coach.  She also has great information for parents and young adults seeking financial education at www.lifepreponline.com.
November 8, 2019
From tax deductions to starting your own retirement plan when you're self-employed, Farnoosh and co-host Crystal Lewis answer your biggest money questions of late. Co-host Crystal Lewis is a So Money listener and a Texas Certified Public Accountant with 20+ years of accounting experience. She is currently the Corporate Controller at International Risk Management Institute. She is also a John Maxwell certified speaker, trainer and coach.  She also has great information for parents and young adults seeking financial education at www.lifepreponline.com.
November 7, 2019
"I’m someone who cares very much about being well liked. It’s taken me a long time to get to the point where I can say that and own that because it feels lame to care as much as I do," says our guest Alicia Menendez, an award-winning journalist. Does that sound familiar? Can you relate to that? Menendez speaks about this personally on the show and now in a new book called The Likeability Trap. Her book observes this fundamental paradox and empowers readers to let go of old rules and reimagine leadership rather than reinventing themselves. Alicia is an MSNBC anchor and host of the Latina to Latina podcast. Dubbed Ms. Millennial by the Washington post, journalisms, new gladiator by Elle and a content queen by Marie Claire. Her interviews and reporting have appeared on ABC news, Bustle, PBS and Vice news. A native of Union City, New Jersey, Alicia is a graduate of Harvard College.   She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.  For more about Alicia, visit: http://aliciamenendez.com/
November 6, 2019
"I’m someone who cares very much about being well liked. It’s taken me a long time to get to the point where I can say that and own that because it feels lame to care as much as I do," says our guest Alicia Menendez, an award-winning journalist. Does that sound familiar? Can you relate to that? Menendez speaks about this personally on the show and now in a new book called The Likeability Trap. Her book observes this fundamental paradox and empowers readers to let go of old rules and reimagine leadership rather than reinventing themselves. Alicia is an MSNBC anchor and host of the Latina to Latina podcast. Dubbed Ms. Millennial by the Washington post, journalisms, new gladiator by Elle and a content queen by Marie Claire. Her interviews and reporting have appeared on ABC news, Bustle, PBS and Vice news. A native of Union City, New Jersey, Alicia is a graduate of Harvard College.   She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.  For more about Alicia, visit: http://aliciamenendez.com/
November 4, 2019
We are fortunate to have Eve Rodsky, author of the now New York Times bestseller Fair Play. For anyone who feels as though they have yet to really figure out domestic work in their relationships, to make it 'fair play,' Eve’s got the book, she’s got the game, she’s got the manual and she has the science. It is a fascinating conversation about how she arrived at this topic. How her work is impacting families in particular men, and simple steps that all of us can follow to have more peace on the home front.
November 1, 2019
Advice for one Silicon Valley household that's making over $100,000 a year, but still managing to live above their means. Farnoosh and special co-host Michael Reynolds, founder of Elevation Financial and the podcast Wealth Redefined answer your questions. Also on today's episode: how Roth 401ks work, paying down a mortgage, and smart budgeting advice. Listen to the end when Farnoosh reveals the winner of the 15 minute money session with her.
October 28, 2019
Investing can give even the most confident a little anxiety. So when it comes to understanding how to invest, especially with talks of a recession - it helps to have a professional who can reassure and break things down. David Stein has managed billions of dollars as a professional advisor. Now, he shares his knowledge with the rest of us on his podcast and book, both entitled Money For The Rest of Us. You can learn more about David on his website: https://moneyfortherestofus.com/. And connect with him on Instagram @JDStein on Twitter @JDStein
October 25, 2019
Farnoosh and special co-host (and listener) Madison Hopkins answer listeners' money questions, including how to properly budget to end the month without overdrafting. Also: how to save on medical expenses and whether it's a good idea to cash in on your company's stock to pay down debt? Madison Hopkins is the creator of Blissed-out Dollar Bills which is helping millennials get comfy with their personal finances. While working with one of the world's largest mutual fund companies, Madison gained the experience and knowledge that she's now using to help everyday women understand their money and investing.
October 23, 2019
My guest today is called the father of financial life planning. Harvard educated economist turned CPA, turned financial advisor, George Kinder was looking for a deeper way to connect his clients to their values and goals in life. Rather than asking the standard, “When do you want to retire?”, he developed a three-question framework to help clients find their path to freedom and live the life they want to live. He now runs the Kinder institute where he trains other financial planners to help their clients in the same way. What would life look like if we used money to support our goals and dreams? His books and trainings are all about freedom. In his new book, A Golden Civilization and The Map of Mindfulness, Kinder draws on 50 years as a mindfulness practitioner, over 30 years as a mindfulness teacher, and his experience training financial advisors globally to challenge the basic concepts of economics, our understanding of democracy, of space-time, and our own hearts. His objective is to bring greater levels of freedom everywhere. Learn more about George Kinder on his website GeorgeKinder.com. Connect with him on Twitter @GeorgeDKinder and on Facebook @GeorgeDKinder.
October 21, 2019
There’s personal finance advice out there tailored to pretty much every category you can think of. But what about graduate students and PhDs? Where can they turn for financial advice to help them not graduate with a mountain of debt after so many years in school? Our guest Emily Roberts graduated from college with $17,000 in student loan debt. She decided to continue her education and get her PhD but realized that she was facing a difficult financial situation: living on a small stipend from her university. Rather than continue to rack up more debt, she began to learn about personal finance. After she and her husband both spent over six years getting their PhDs, they finished their program with over $100k in net worth. Now Emily is determined to help other graduate students take control of their financial future, no matter what their income.
October 18, 2019
This Friday, Farnoosh Torabi and special co-host Priya Malani, a founding partner of Stash Wealth, help answer listeners' financial questions. Today's topics range from prenuptial agreements to debt consolidation, as well as advice for those seeking to pursue a career in finance and financial consulting. What is the future of the industry?
October 16, 2019
How can companies thrive as the world evolves and the marketplace changes? Jennifer Brown is here and she's on a mission to help businesses become more inclusive by creating a workplace where employees can thrive by being who they are. She believes that when employees are able to bring their true self to work, they’re able to motivate and contribute in a way that will boost the bottom line. But it's not always so easy, right? Jennifer is the founder of Jennifer Brown Consulting. She's an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, diversity and inclusion consultant and author of the book Inclusion: Diversity, The Workplace & the Will to Change.
October 14, 2019
Two-thirds of professionals today are dual-career couples, but the talent management within companies isn’t set up to support them. How do you make work work when you and your partner both have fulfilling careers? My guest today, Jennifer Petriglieri has spent years researching how individuals can craft and sustain their personal identities. In her book, Couples That Work, she shares how dual-career couples can manage their work-life journey together.Connect with Jennifer on twitter @jenpetriglieri
October 11, 2019
This week's Ask Farnoosh episode tackles your money questions related to investing, preparing for the cost of a baby, negotiating a starting salary and much more. Tune in for this week's winner for a free money session with Farnoosh. Plus, special co-host Chelsea Silveira Burgos, a SO MONEY listener, joins the mic.More about Chelsea: She is a personal finance enthusiast pursing financial independence with her husband and 3 year old daughter. Chelsea and her family live in Central California. She and her husband own their home, save for retirement and college, and are working toward becoming debt free. Chelsea has her Master in Education and works with young children with developmental delays. Chelsea is an avid podcast listener, essential oil devotee, and the friend you DEFINITELY want at the party.
October 9, 2019
Paul Ollinger is a nationally-touring stand-up comedian, Ivy League MBA and former Facebook sales leader. He performs at comedy clubs and corporate events all over North America. He is also the author of You Should Totally Get an MBA: A Comedian’s Guide to Top U.S. Business Schools.. Paul's is the host of the podcast Crazy Money, which promotes financial wisdom and better living through no-holds-barred conversations about the role of money in our lives.Paul and I discuss the economics of stand-up comedy, how to make money in the business, the importance of financial runway when you're pursuing your passion and the power and controlling your content.Learn more about Paul by visiting his website PaulOllinger.com. And connect with him on Twitter @Paul_Ollinger and Instagram @Paul_Ollinger. 
October 4, 2019
How to make money from home; True costs to home ownership in NYC; And how to manage with a $230,000 student loan balance. Farnoosh also selects this week's REVIEWER for a 15-minute money session.
October 2, 2019
It is difficult to juggle parenthood with your career, that's an understatement, and find a path that works for both your ambitions and your family life. More than 15 million women find themselves on what they call the messy middle. My guest today, Jennifer Gefsky and Stacey Delo are behind the website Après, which helps women return or pivot in their careers. Now they have a book to help their audience called Your Turn: Careers, Kids and Comebacks-- A Working Mother’s Guide. We talk about how to anticipate the financials of becoming a mother, a parent while working, how to re-enter the workforce as seamlessly as possible and much more.
September 30, 2019
Claire Wasserman is the founder of Laides Get Paid, a company that provides the tools, resources, and community to help women negotiate for equal pay and power in the workplace. She dreamed up the idea for Ladies Get Paid after a frustrating work trip.Ladies Get Paid holds town halls and community meetups, provides training, and has an active online community. Join Claire Farnoosh and others on November 2nd in Brooklyn for the official conference Get Money Get Paid. Head to ladiesgetpaid.com/somoney and use the promo code SOMONEY15 for 15% off your ticket.Learn more about Ladies Get Paid on their website https://www.ladiesgetpaid.com/ and connect with them on Instagram @LadiesGetPaid on Twitter @LadiesGetPaid and on Facebook @LadiesGetPaid.
September 27, 2019
Tips for selling a timeshare, managing money before an international move and how to start charging for your advice! This Friday's Ask Farnoosh episode also announces one recent listener from the reviews page on iTunes to receive a free 15 minute money session with Farnoosh.
September 26, 2019
We’re in conversation with Gerry Weil who manages Schwab’s branch in Houston, Texas. We’re answering your money questions that have come through on Instagram about how to have the "money talk" with a fiancé, paying down a student loan through the Income Based Repayment program, paying off a mortgage early and investing in a 401(k) as a foreign national.As many of you know, I’m working with Charles Schwab to help spread financial literacy to the masses and it’s been a really great collaboration so far. I’m a Charles Schwab customer and have been for many years. So before we get started, just want to thank Charles Schwab for helping us get this financial education content to you.To learn more about Schwab and how to work with them, visit Schwab.com/SoMoney. Schwab offers a range of services for people looking to invest and plan for their future, whether you want to invest on your own with the help of do-it-yourself tools and educational resources, get some periodic guidance from a professional, or work with someone in a branch. Find it all at Schwab.com/SoMoney.
September 25, 2019
Words matter, and having the proper language to discuss money and our emotions related to money sometimes have the battle. My guest today believes we must start by teaching important words at a young age. Chana Ginelle Ewing is an accomplished entrepreneur. She’s the founder and CEO of Geenie. It’s a self-development platform for black women. She’s also a recently published author having just released her first book, An ABC of Equality. The book aims to teach children and everyone of all ages about the world we live in and how to navigate our way through it by breaking down keywords, from ability, to gender, to multiculturalism. While the book doesn’t speak specifically about money, Chana and I had a very deep conversation around our early understandings of what money is, its constructs, its influences (for me, the all too economically charged school cafeteria growing up in Massachusetts) and so much more. You can learn more about Chana and her book on her website, ChanaEwing.com and connect with her on Instagram @chanaewing and on Twitter @chanaewing
September 23, 2019
Overwhelmed, over-worked, and feeling like you just can’t ever get enough done? According to today’s guest, the secret to solving that is to create lists. Paula Rizzo is an Emmy-award winning television producer and productivity powerhouse who helps people stop wasting their precious minutes each day by utilizing lists. She has created a formula for creating the perfect to-do list that can help beat stress and she’s sharing it in her new book, Listful Living. Learn more about Paula on her website PaulaRizzo.com and on ListProducer.com. Connect with her on Twitter @ListProducer and on Instagram @listproducer.
September 20, 2019
Farnoosh welcomes Tom Bonsaint, an avid listener and former college buddy to the show as co-host. Questions today regard how to take on a healthy amount of risk when investing, smartly managing the proceeds of a house sale and the pros and cons of robo investing. Plus, Farnoosh selects a recent reviewer to receive a free 15-minute money session.
September 18, 2019
What does it take to bring a world-changing idea to life? My guest today co-founded a company we all know, that fundamentally changed the way that we experience media. Marc Randolph is a veteran entrepreneur and investor who's best known for co-founding and serving as CEO of Netflix. I'm sure you've heard of Netflix. How do you take an idea to rent movies over the internet and turn it into a company with some 150 million subscribers? Well, it takes grit, it takes gut instincts, it takes failure and determination. Marc's book, That Will Never Work, is out now. It's about taking a leap in business and in life to bring your ideas to market and change the world. Marc and I talk about the beginnings of Netflix, borrowing money from his mother and what happened in that meeting with Blockbuster all those years ago when they actually pitched Blockbuster to buy Netflix.
September 16, 2019
Kelly Brogan is a holistic psychiatrist who has gone through a radical transformation in her career. When she began her career she was — as she says — great at prescribing drugs. But after an experience treating her own thyroid condition, she put down her prescription pad. In the nine years since then, she’s focused her work on treating and healing her patients with more natural solutions. In her new book, Own Your Self, Kelly shares how she believes people can become free from depression, anxiety, and fatigue and finally become their real selves. Learn more about Kelly on her website KellyBroganMD.com and connect with her on Youtube, Instagram and Twitter @KellyBroganMD.
September 13, 2019
From confusion around ROTH IRAs to investing in a 401k when you're not a U.S. resident, Farnoosh has answers to your money questions. Plus, tune into hear the TWO reviewers selected for a free money session.
September 11, 2019
Empathy, experience, and expertise; just a few of the reasons why our guest today is one of the leading personal finance authorities. Welcome to So Money, everybody. I'm your host, Farnoosh Torabi. Diane Harris was the first woman ever to be appointed editor-in-chief of Money Magazine. There, she helped the brand transition to the digital world with money.com and brought important and sometimes taboo issues related to women and money to the forefront. After 22 years at Money, she is now one of the top editors at Newsweek. Her childhood made a significant impact on her desire to help others with their finances. We begin our conversation talking about a recent cover story for Newsweek that Diane wrote, the topic, the biggest myths about student loans. I was shocked. So much to discuss. 
September 9, 2019
Ever have an underwhelming experience ordering flowers online? I’ve had many and our guest today became committed to fixing that problem and has created a multimillion dollar business. Christina Stembel knew she always wanted to start a company, living in San Francisco where it seems like everyone has a successful startup. She was constantly brainstorming ways to disrupt old industries. Eventually, she found herself with a million-dollar idea. Flower delivery. It was a rough start, unable to raise any money, Christina bootstrapped her company, starting with $49,000 in savings. Thanks to her drive and determination, she was able to weather the trying times, and there were many, to grow Farmgirl Flowers into a 23-million-dollar business. That’s how much they made last year in revenue; $23 million from flowers and Christina has her sights set on growing this to a billion-dollar company. 
September 6, 2019
This Friday, Farnoosh answers your financial questions related to money and marriage. Specifically, how to work through the emotional stress that financial challenges create in your relationship. Also, how to ask for a raise when your company flat out rejects out and says they only give big raises for promotions? It's also 401(k) Day! Farnoosh shares her advice on investing in a workplace retirement account and how to best supplement retirement savings when your employer makes you wait 6 months until being able to participate in a 401(k) plan. Plus, sharing both a positive and critical review from listeners.
September 4, 2019
What if money didn’t matter? What would you do and how would you live your life differently? Kyle Cease is a comedian and transformational speaker who is taking on the topic of money in his new book and documentary, The Illusion of Money. Kyle believes that your fear of money is keeping you from living the life of your dreams. He’s come to this career as a motivational speaker from an interesting starting place: a comedian. He spent his 20’s touring thousands of venues with his stand up routine and has done hundreds of TV and movie appearances. How did he go from a career in comedy to writing a book about money and living your fullest life? I’m happy to welcome Kyle Cease on the show today to share his story and more. Learn more about Kyle on his website: https://kylecease.com/.  Connect with him on Twitter @kylecease and on Instagram @evolvingoutloud and on Youtube. 
September 2, 2019
To all my parents out there listening you know that the juggle and struggle between career and family life is tough. It's so hard that 43% of mothers take a career break. But once that career break is over, getting back in the workforce is the new challenge. Our guest is Erica Parker Price, who knows all too well the difficulties of returning to work after a career pause. She spent the first 12 years of her career working in technology and negotiating multimillion-dollar projects. But after her second child was born, she decided to quit to raise her sons. Once she was ready to re-enter the workforce, her gap meant she struggled to find a job. She couldn't return to tech, and it took her years to find her ways into a new industry. Frustrated by the experience and wanting to help other career pausers along the way, she launched Ready Pause Go, a service and podcast coaching Women on had a transition back into the workforce.Learn more about Erika on her website: https://readypausego.com/ and connect with her in the Ready Pause Go Facebook group or on Instagram @readypausego
August 30, 2019
This Friday, Farnoosh answers your questions related to salary negotiations, putting your teen on a budget and how to trust all the "success" stories we often hear about online entrepreneurs.
August 29, 2019
Special co-host Julie Lambert from Charles Schwab and Farnoosh answer questions about planning for retirement when you're getting a little bit of a late start (and you're also a freelancer), as well as things to think about if you're looking to move to New York City and start a family. [Farnoosh has been compensated by Charles Schwab. Farnoosh is not affiliated withSchwab and the views she expresses may not necessarily reflect those of The Charles Schwab Corporation orits affiliates. Farnoosh is a client of Schwab.]
August 28, 2019
Are you making the right financial moves not just for yourself, but for your family, and your legacy, and the future? This is a passion topic for my guest today, Natalie Elisha Gold. She’s an attorney and wealth coach who helps women protect their legacies and future. She wants us all to talk about money, learn about money and get our financial and legal docs in a row right now. Time is of the essence. She gives women the nudge they need to plan for things that aren’t pleasant to think about but are so important to do — like creating a will and guardianship documents.  Natalie is a mother. She is an attorney. She is a wealth coach. She is the author of Money Momma: The Women’s Wealth Bible for the Digital Age. We discuss the importance of striking out on your own, but also the conservative steps that you need to take to be able to protect your ability to take on risks, to have a legacy, to provide for your family in the event of the unexpected. Learn more about Natalie on her website https://www.nataliegold.global and connect with her on Instagram @natalie_elisha_gold.
August 26, 2019
Daniela Pierre-Bravo has a lengthy roster of accomplishments: She is a booking producer for MSNBC’s Morning Joe and recently co-authored a book with Mika Brzezinski, providing straight-talking advice for millennial women in the workforce, entitled Earn It! But none of these opportunities were handed to her. Moving to the U.S. from Chile when she was a teenager, she found out she was an undocumented resident when applying for college...and, as a result, was unable to work, drive, or receive financial assistance for school. Luckily, she became a Dream Act student, and from there, took the opportunity to side-hustle her way through school to graduate on-time and debt-free. That drive continued as she entered the workforce.Follow Daniela on twitter @dpierrebravo and on the Know Your Value website: https://www.nbcnews.com/knowyourvalue
August 23, 2019
This week, Farnoosh answers your money questions related to long-term care, whole life insurance and real estate. Is a cash-out refinance a smart way to leverage your home's equity to buy an investment property? Also, Farnoosh selects a recent reviewer on iTunes to receive a free 15-minute money session with her.
August 21, 2019
Bethanie Baynes is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Google and has been with the company for 15 years. She’s worked to overcome gender bias in tech and is a strong female advocate. She’s also a breadwinning woman and has, what she calls, a Flip Family. When her husband was laid off, it felt natural for him to become a stay-at-home dad. They soon realized that many of their friends and family saw it differently. In her efforts to create a community for fellow female breadwinners, Bethanie founded the Breadwinning Women at Google.You can find Bethanie on her site Bethaniebaynes.com.
August 19, 2019
If you’ve ever felt like budgeting just doesn’t work for you, my guest Kumiko Love can relate. Frustrated by traditional budgeting methods, she created her own technique to pay off almost $80,000 of debt in eight months. And this technique helped launch her business, The Budget Mom. A few years ago Kumiko was struggling to pay down her debt. As a single mom, she knew that she needed to get out of the cycle of making minimum debt payments each month, but she had tried and failed to stick to a budget numerous times. So, she created a method that she could actually stick to. She calls this her Budget by Paycheck method and as she was using it to get out of debt, she started a blog to share her journey. That blog has now turned into a business that just launched its first physical product, the Budget by Paycheck Workbook™. You can learn more about Kumiko on her website https://www.thebudgetmom.com/ and you can follow her on Instagram @thebudgetmom on Facebook @thebudgetmom
August 16, 2019
Farnoosh answers your top money questions related to refinancing, as well as managing a past due personal loan with a relative and the impact the FIRE movement and more people retiring early may have on society. Farnoosh also selects a winner for a 15-minute money session.
August 14, 2019
What does it take to go from growing up in poverty to running a multi-million dollar business and having a TV show on The Oprah Winfrey Network? Our guest today knows all about this. Mahisha Dellinger had a very tough financial upbringing but she was determined to succeed. After college, she graduated and began working in marketing at Intel. While it seemed like a great job, the dream job, stable company with a lot of perks, a big part of her always wanted to strike out on her own. She got the idea to begin an eco-friendly line of hair products for naturally curly hair, and we'll talk about how she transitioned from corporate America to taking the leap to ultimately start CURLS. It was an idea that has in five years scaled BIG. CURLS has now teamed up with Target to bring her products into their stores. Mahisha is also the author of the book Against All Odds: From The Projects to the Penthouse. Her business has even caught the eye of Oprah, and Mahisha has had the opportunity to have her own show on The Oprah Winfrey Network. Mahisha talks about not really being able to secure a small business loan, despite having good credit, despite having good sales, and why that served her well in the end. Learn more about her business at curls.biz and follow her on Instagram @mahisha_dellinger and twitter @mahishadelling1
August 12, 2019
What is the equation for financial independence? Today we have the co-hosts of the very popular ChooseFI Podcast, Jonathan Mendonsa and Brad Barrett. Both of these friends come to the personal finance space with their own unique experiences. Brad and his partner saved a million dollars in just 11 years. Jonathan was able to pay down a $168,000 in student loans. In 2017, Jonathan and Brad saw the need to bring even more community to the FIRE Movement, Financial Independence Retire Early Movement. After meeting up a few times together, they decided to create that community with their podcast called ChooseFI. Today, ChooseFI is helping to spread the FIRE Movement. Their crowdsourced podcast is over 2,600 reviews and their Facebook group has over 48,000 members. Their message is spreading and their podcast is a big force in this movement. We talk about their histories with money, how they educate their audiences around financial independence and is there an equation for financial independence? There actually is one. I was curious to find out. 
August 9, 2019
**This podcast originally aired on August 10, 2018**This week's #AskFarnoosh addresses a listener's concerns about identity theft, as well as investing in index funds, renting versus owning and a mother who refuses to learn about the household finances because "it isn't her job." Oof!Special co-host Addy Adewusi, a listener, joins Farnoosh with some great perspective and advice.For more, check out www.somoneypodcast.com
August 7, 2019
**This episode originally aired on June 4, 2018**Our guest today needs no introduction. She had 22 jobs by the age of 23. She built a $5 billion business with a $1,000 loan. She's a shark on ABC's Shark Tank and host of her new podcast called Business Unusual. We are in conversation with the one and only Barbara Corcoran.I have had the privilege of interviewing Barbara many times over the years and every time, I get goosebumps. Every time I get a little nervous. I get butterflies in my stomach. That's why I think I love her. She's the real deal.On our show today, she talks about childhood; goes down memory lane and talks about the impact that her mom had on her relationship with money today as an adult woman. She talks about why she felt lost the moment when she sold Corcoran Real Estate, her real estate empire for 66 million dollars.If you listen to any show this week, make this the episode you definitely reserve.Follow Barbara on Instagram and Twitter.
August 5, 2019
**Originally aired on Jan. 31, 2018**What would you do if you woke up with $662,000 of student loan debt?Yes, you heard that right, $662,000 in just student loan debt.Well, that’s what happened to Drs. Renée and Nii Darko. After meeting in medical school and completing rigorous surgical residencies, Renée and Nii woke up to see their total debt balance had ballooned to the high six figures after years of deferment and forbearance.Stressed, confused, and not making any progress on actually paying down their principal, the Darko family decided to get serious. They cut out their pricey insurance policies, took on a significant amount of extra shifts at hospitals all over the country, and reprioritized everything. And by prioritize, I mean they only paid $200/month in groceries for 2.5 years!The result of all this hard work and adhering to that strict budget was that they paid off all their debt in only 3 years!Today, I’m talking to the couple about how they did it and the challenges they encountered along the way (like the three failed IVF rounds that they paid for in cash). You’ll also hear about how paying off their debt has given these two physicians financial independence, enabling them to pursue their passions and business pursuits, like Dr. Nii’s website and a podcast called Docs Outside the Box.To visit the couple’s blog, head to www.keepingupwiththedarkos.wordpress.com.Renée runs Pre-med Strategies, a pre-med consultation business to help students overcome the challenges of getting into medical school. You can visit the website here: www.premedstrategies.com.To learn more about Dr. Nii Darko, please visit his website, Docs Outside the Box, at www.docsOTB.com or find him on twitter @DocsOTB.Equal Access Health is their locum tenens business, which you can learn more about here: www.equalaccesshealth.net.
August 2, 2019
**Originally aired on February 7, 2018**My husband and I will be quitting our jobs later this year to travel globally for a year. Aside from savings and insurance, what should we consider?My husband and I contribute to our retirement, savings and children's 529 plans. Should we be adding to these buckets or putting our money elsewhere?What are risks to consider when renting out part of your home?Answering these questions and more with co-host and marketing consultant Erica Gellerman.To learn more about Erica visit www.ericagellerman.com or follow her on Twitter @ericagellerman.
July 31, 2019
**This podcast originally aired on April 25, 2018.**Did you know only 7% of film directors in the U.S. are women? That gap is hopefully narrowing soon, as women in the movie industry (and everywhere) are demanding equal pay, equal treatment, and equal opportunities. Our next guest is a rising star - named by Hollywood Reporter as one of its “Ten Directors to Watch."Today, we're welcoming Kari Skogland to the show. She's an award-winning director and producer known for her contributions to popular shows like The Handmaid’s Tale, The Walking Dead, The Americans AND House of Cards. Today, Season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale premieres on Hulu.Kari is a champion for women in the movie industry. She’s a big believer in sweat equity, taking risks, re-inventing yourself, and of course, being smart with your money. How does all of that actually play out? And what is the ONE big ticket purchase Kari’s saving up for these days?You can learn more about Kari’s company, Mad Rabbit, here: https://redarrow.tv/company/mad-rabbit/ and follow Kari's Twitter: @KariSkogland.
July 29, 2019
**This podcast originally aired on May 9, 2018.**Which is more important: your money or your life? Over 25 years ago, our guest asked the world this fundamental question, and her book became an international sensation. Today, I’m honored to welcome Vicki Robin to the show.Vicki is the co-author with the late Joe Dominguez of the iconic book, Your Money or Your Life, which she recently revisited and updated for 2018 with a new forward by Mr. Money Mustache, who has been a guest on the show as well.If you haven't heard of Vicki Robin before, she really began the Financial Independence movement before it was trendy. She realized the importance of living well on less quite early in her life, and she has spent the past few decades teaching this and other principles to people all over the world.With over a million copies sold in a dozen languages, Your Money or Your Life remains one of the preeminent guides on personal finance in existence. Today, I’ll dig in and ask Vicki questions about her childhood, what made her write the book, and if she thinks our society has learned some of the lessons and the steps to financial independence that she teaches.To learn more about Vicki, visit www.vickirobin.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @Vicki_Robin. The website for her iconic book is www.yourmoneyoryourlife.com. 
July 26, 2019
In this episode of Ask Farnoosh, Farnoosh answers listeners' questions about the best way to "put to work" an extra $2,000 a year, deciding between two internships, and financial advice the host would give herself if she could turn back time to when she was embarking on college.
July 25, 2019
We’re in conversation with Justin Sinnott who is a certified financial professional and financial consultant in Charles Schwab’s Seattle branch. We’re answering your money questions that have come through on Instagram and the website. We’ve got questions about whether or not to pay down a mortgage early, how to tackle family planning and buying a home at the same time...and how much is too much to save for retirement?As many of you know, I’m working with Charles Schwab to help spread financial literacy to the masses and it’s been a really great collaboration so far. I’m a Charles Schwab customer and have been for many years. So before we get started, just want to thank Charles Schwab for helping us get this financial education content to you.To learn more about Schwab and how to work with them, visit Schwab.com/SoMoney. Schwab offers a rangeof services for people looking to invest and plan for their future, whether you want to invest on your ownwith the help of do-it-yourself tools and educational resources, get some periodic guidance from aprofessional, or work with someone in a branch. Find it all at Schwab.com/SoMoney.+++Farnoosh has been compensated by Charles Schwab. Farnoosh is not affiliated withSchwab and the views she expresses may not necessarily reflect those of The Charles Schwab Corporation orits affiliates. Farnoosh is a client of Schwab.
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