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Millennial Money

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Oct 23, 2020

Can Your Mind Make You Broke & How to Avoid It

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Can your mind make you broke? Have you ever made a money decision that you regretted later? I’ve made about a million of these over the years, but I’ve also learned how powerful your mind is when it comes to money. The real question is then, can you trick yourself into being broke or being wealthy. 

We’ll uncover these answers and the most common money mindset traps in this reboot episode.

What You’ll Learn

  • The four negative mindset traps that can actually make you broke
  • How to recognize the mindset traps and what you can do to strategize against them
  • Why you need to define what success means to you and how that might be affecting your bank account
  • My own stories of powerfully connecting my health with my wealth and what I’ve learned
  • Why you should have your own version of the “24-hour” window before you make big purchases
  • How a “f**ck it bucket” can give you options in life when you need them the most

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Oct 20, 2020

Your Money & The Election

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According to analysts at BlackRock Investment Institute, the U.S. Presidential election is set to take place against the most tumultuous domestic backdrop since 1968.” In this episode, we’re not going to talk sides – Democrat or Republican – instead, we’re going to talk about how elections in general impact your money and what you need to know before and after Nov 3.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why elections have a big impact on your money
  • Why you also need to consider the impact of state and local measures
  • A brief history of voting rights in the U.S.
  • Ways you can best prepare your money to weather any election
  • How the stock market typically performs in an election year
  • The best step you can take to make sure you prepare for your tax bill

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Oct 16, 2020

Money Lesson From a Monk Reboot | Doug Lynam

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As Doug Lynam, our podcast guest says in this special reboot episode, money is not the root of all evil, but we all need to be a little bit wealthy. That may seem like a controversial statement from someone who spent 20 years as a Monk, but as Doug talks about in this episode, there is a way to get in a healthy relationship with your money so you can live life on your terms. In fact, Doug ‘s money journey started way back when the monastery he worked for went bankrupt, which forced him to learn about money management – now that’s a story you don’t hear about every day!

What You’ll Learn

  • How did Doug go from monk to money manager
  • What life was like as a monk and how that relates to money
  • What money lessons did Doug learn from his monastery going bankrupt
  • Why we should all strive to be a little bit wealthy
  • What advice Doug would give his 30-something self about life and money

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Oct 13, 2020

7 Money Mistakes That Are OK To Make

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The personal finance world is full of rules and things that you should and shouldn’t do with your money. These rules lead to stress, frustration, and competition and honestly, make you feel like you aren’t doing enough, you don’t have enough, and you’ll never be able to fully be happy with your money situation. This is so not true. If you’ve ever made a money mistake, which we all have, this episode is for you.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why we all make money mistakes
  • How to recover from a money mistake
  • Why your money mindset is key when you make a mistake
  • How to deal with debt
  • Why it’s OK to miss the “best investment” opportunity
  • How to keep yourself calm when you do make a money mistake

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Raise your hand if you’ve ever said the words, “I don’t want to deal with my money right now?” Friend, I am right there with you. Especially in those seasons when I had debt or things just weren’t flowing like I’d hope they would be. The truth is, we all face different money seasons and challenges – absolutely no one is immune.

You may know of our guest today in this reboot episode, Kumiko Love from the Budget Mom. She’s the real deal, paid off a ton of debt, and has some serious money advice to share on how to live a life you love on a budget that you can afford. Now that’s a tag line I can get behind!

What You’ll Learn

  • What Kumiko’s secret was to pay off $77,000 in eight months
  • Practical ways to move from paycheck to paycheck to money success
  • How Kumiko’s upbringing taught her some of her most important money lessons
  • The ways your finances change after having a baby and how to create a plan on any budget
  • Ways to erase the idea of perfection when it comes to your finances
  • Kumiko’s journey to becoming The Budget Mom

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Look around you right now. What do you see? Is your home filled with things that set the stage for the life you want to live, or is your home just filled with stuff? Our podcast guest, Lisa Tselebidis, a professional organizer, and KonMari certified consultant is sharing her system to have what she calls a profound tidying festival, how tidying up can help with your mindset, and eight ways tidying up can be financially beneficial to you. 

What You’ll Learn

  • How to set the stage to live your envisioned life free of distraction
  • How to free your mind by decluttering
  • Why tidying up is cheaper than therapy
  • How to make your space and things serve you
  • 8 Ways Tidying up can save you money
  • how to have a profound tidying festival

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Brandon Krieg, CEO, and co-founder of STASH has a mission. His goal is to make saving and investing accessible and easy for everyone, regardless of your budget. This is a message I echo on this podcast. There’s always a little something extra in your bank account that you can use powerfully to help build your wealth and your future, you just need to know how to find it.

This is a reboot episode with a message that is maybe more valuable now than ever.

What You’ll Learn

  • How does STASH practically make saving and investing accessible to everyone
  • In what ways does learning about financial literacy help us build a better financial future
  • How Brandon went from Wall Street working with some very wealthy people to an entrepreneur starting a company with a mission to help everyone save and invest
  • Why Brandon thinks we have an aversion to saving and investing
  • How to invest without fear

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You want to get in shape. So you go to the gym, maybe you take up running, and you decide to eat better. Each day you make a conscious choice to move in that direction of getting in shape. Some days you might not feel like it and maybe you take the day off or splurge on a donut, but generally, you’re moving in the right direction. Each day you’re taking a new step to help you get there.

Growing your money is the same thing. As Brian Barnes, CEO and Founder of M1 Finance shares, to invest with knowledge and not emotion is about more than just the one-time decision you make and more about the steps you take every day!

What You’ll Learn

  • How to create money habits that stick
  • How to set up a money system that works for you (and is easy)
  • How to create an “investing decision-making tree”
  • How to reduce friction with your finances
  • Why M1 Finance is a super app
  • Why most people have the same needs and wants when it comes to money

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Let’s be real, most people don’t like talking about sex or politics, and money is the biggest taboo topic of them all. The Millennial Money podcast flips the script on the “old school” approach to money. Relatable, inspiring, and a little bit gritty, host and award-winning Certified Financial Planner Shannah Compton Game helps listeners uncover their money story to see past the numbers to unlock the lives they want to live. Each week Millennial Money creates a safe space by talking with special guests from around the world discussing money wellness, entrepreneurship, traveling like a boss, and what makes millennials tick. By sharing stories from different perspectives and walks of life, listeners discover what works for them and leave their money worries at the door.