In this episode, we’re diving deep into the role credit plays in you being able to achieve your money goals with Monique White, head of community at Self. You’re going to learn what your credit score is comprised of, what to do if you miss a payment, what are some alternative credit-building methods, who has access to your credit report, and once-and-for-all answer the popular question of whether you should or shouldn’t cancel those unused credit cards.
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This Ask Shannah episode was inspired by a question from Bri: "Thank you for being the FIRST person to support me through my financial journey as an adult. I’m currently healing from many different emotions surrounding money. My question for you is about credit cards with perks. I got a few cards totaling 4,000 that I’m paying down, but I didn’t realize I was doing a disservice to myself by not utilizing cards with perks (travel, rewards). Should I be moving toward paying off and closing 2/3...
This episode is one of those that will feel like a kick in the gut but for all the right reasons. We’re talking about the ten money myths that got you here and how to change them with Whitney Anne Ellis. Whitney is a Life Coach, author of a soon-to-be-released book Bougie to Broke, and creator of The Money Reset program. We break down the most common money myths and action steps you can take to change them.
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Your money story holds great power over your relationship with money and understanding your story is vital to you being able to live the life you want to live. Our guest, Christina Blacken knows a little something about money stories herself. She’s a public speaker, performer, and founder of The New Quo, a leadership development and inclusion consultancy helping leaders create inclusive cultural and organizational change through narrative intelligence. In this episode, Christina will guide...
The question I get asked the most is, "How much money should I save for retirement." In this solo episode, I'm sharing 4 steps to figuring out how much money you save during your working years for retirement.
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What would it look like to negotiate any situation fearlessly? Our guest, Mori Taheripour, is a globally recognized negotiation expert and an award-winning faculty member at the Wharton School that has written this masterclass of a book, Bring Yourself: How to Harness the Power of Connection to Negotiate Fearlessly. We’re going to do a deep dive into how you can negotiate any situation fearlessly, her 4 principles of negotiation to follow, and why she says you need to get some aspirational...
Have you ever wondered what I am supposed to do and more importantly, not supposed to do at work? What questions are acceptable to ask? Am I really supposed to negotiate for a raise, and if so, what in the world do I say? In this episode, Jenny Foss, CEO of JobJenny.com and author of Do This, Not That: Career has got you covered with all the do’s and don'ts for your tough workplace situations.
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Are you struggling to finally break free from debt? In this solo episode, I’m breaking down how to think about debt, strategies to pay it off, and why being completely debt-free should never be the goal. Just a quick note, this episode is not just for newbies. When I was a working financial planner I worked with people of all ages who just couldn’t figure out how to get a handle on debt. So, you are not alone if you’re struggling with debt. You'll learn the two strategies to pay off debt, how...
If you’ve got student loans and are wondering about the fate of this seemingly forever-talked-about loan forgiveness, Travis Hornsby, founder of Student Loan Planner has all the info that you need to know, and it’s juicy. It’s up to the Supreme Court in June to decide how the cards will fall on student loan forgiveness. Before you’re ready to give up hope, Travis believes that what is coming post-forgiveness ruling in terms of new payment options and a bevy of other student loan plans could...
Did you know that passive income is one of the best ways to build wealth? It sounds pretty good, but how do you create it on any budget? That’s where our guest, Chris Miles the Cash Flow Expert and Anti-Financial Advisor comes in. He has used his passive income skills to become financially independent twice and paid off over $1,000,000 in debt after the last recession without filing for bankruptcy. In this episode, Chris is sharing how to create multiple streams of passive income on virtually...
$78,000. That’s a 20% downpayment on the average price of a house in 2022 according to The Zebra. No matter how much money you make, that’s a sizable amount of money. After you riffle through your couch cushions and pull out your rusty calculator to figure out how many coffees runs you need to skip, the question remains, where will you find that kind of cash? In this Ask Shannah, I’m answering the burning question, should I take money from my retirement account to buy a house, or is that the...
In this episode, you'll learn the mistakes most newbies make when investing in real estate, and how not to make them. This episode is your go-to guide to investing in real estate with Alan Corey, host of the Stacking Deeds Show. Alan is an author, entrepreneur, and real estate coach with over 20 years of real estate experience. He is also the author of 3 books: “A Million Bucks by 30”, “Subversive Job Search”, and “House FIRE” and is sharing all his real estate investing wisdom in this...
If you’ve ever felt stress, fear, anxiety, palms sweating, heart racing, all the feels around money, and are tired of it all, this episode is dedicated to you. Dr. Charryse Johnson, the author of the book Expired Mindsets, speaker, and veteran psychotherapist, is here to share what you can do about these feelings and why you might need to let go of some expired mindsets that aren’t serving you anymore, so you can go out and smash all your money goals.
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in this episode, we’re talking about a real estate strategy that’s helping investors combat higher interest rates with consistent cash flow, called medium-term rentals with Sarah Weaver. Sarah runs three businesses that serve both real estate investors and real estate agents and is the author of 30-Day Stay: The Investor’s Guide to Mastering the Medium-Term Rental. According to Sarah, medium-term rentals are like having your cake and eating it too when it comes to real estate investing. Sarah...
This episode is dedicated to the much-hated and universally loathed budget. As you can tell, I’m not a fan too. That’s because I believe that budgeting was never appropriately taught to you, so the fact that you hate budgeting isn’t your fault. It’s like a system that was set up to fail, so if you’ve never felt like you could do budgeting correctly or the numbers never work out, don't worry. In this episode, I give you permission to ditch your budget and instead learn the power of tracking...
If you know anything about me, you know that I love to eat, but I also love to eat foods that make my body feel good and I’ve been exploring the world of plant-based eating. Let’s be real though, eating healthy can be an expensive endeavor these days. But that’s where the magic of plant-based eating comes in and Toni Okamoto is the expert on all things plant-based eating. In fact, she’s built an entire career teaching you how to eat plant-based on a budget, and she’s dishing up some...
Is saving money ruining your social life? If you think about it, so much of your social life revolves around spending money. But what happens when you have a big money goal that requires you to stop spending money? Do your friendships have to suffer? Charlotte Cowles, author of the My Two Cents column about money and relationships for The Cut tackled this very question in this episode. We dive into whether it is possible to build strong friendships without spending money while saving to reach...
Are you ready to get rid of debt but don't know where to start? In this episode, I break down how to think about debt, strategies to pay it off, and why being completely debt-free should never be the goal. Just a quick note, this episode is not just for newbies. When I was a working financial planner I worked with people of all ages who just couldn’t figure out how to get a handle on debt. So, you are not alone if you’re struggling with debt. According to CNBC, the average American has over...
Let me paint a picture that you might know a little something about. You go to the grocery store for a few things…and before you know it, it’s $100. Then you go to fill up your car with gas, and yep, another $40 there. Then you come home, check your mailbox, and you’ve got a bill from your Dr. for another $100 there. And then you have all the stuff you regularly do with your money - pay your rent or mortgage, and you’ve got some money going towards investing and paying off your credit card...
Micheal Jordan was arguably the best basketball player that has ever lived. Before all the shots he took and all the championships he earned, his mom, Deloris Jodan, changed the money game for Michael and so many other athletes that would follow. While Michael Jordan’s bank account might be a bit bigger than yours, there are a few money lessons that you can learn from his mom that can change the money game for you. I'm breaking them all down in this solo episode.
Ready to learn how to turn anxiety into a superpower at work? Our guest, Morra Aarons-Mele, host of the Anxious Achiever podcast and author of the book, Anxious Achiever, emphatically believes that you need to start normalizing anxiety in all areas of life, especially in the workplace so you can avoid burnout. In this episode, Morra breaks down how you normalize anxiety in the workplace, how to handle negative feedback without wanting to crawl into a hole, and yes, how to turn your anxiety...
Are you and your partner financially compatible? Money can be tricky to discuss when you're dating, but it's an essential piece of any successful relationship. Michael Kay, Head of Global Communications at OkCupid believes that you’ve just gotta lean into the uncomfy feels and start having these money conversations from the very beginning to figure out if you're actually compatible. In this episode, Michael shares his best money advice when you're dating and reveals some juicy insights from...
The housing market is still crazy. People are spending a lot over the asking price in some cities, still. And the interest rates are around 6.5%+. That all seems a bit bleak if you’re looking to buy a house. In this Ask Shannah, I’m answering the question, “Are there good reasons to buy a house?”
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In this vault podcast episode, I chat with Mindy Weinstein, author of "The Power of Scarcity," about the role scarcity plays in our daily lives, particularly in your relationship with money. Mindy explains that scarcity is the strongest influence factor and is the unavailability of something, whether it's hard to get or simply unavailable. Scarcity plays a significant role in your money decisions, as you tend to focus on getting something that is popular or hard to obtain, even if you don't...