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Host Farnoosh Torabi is an award-winning financial strategist, TV host and bestselling author. So Money brings inspiring money strategies and stories straight from today's top business minds, authors and influencers. What was their financial journey and how do they master their money today? Hear from inspiring individuals and learn about their financial philosophies, wins, failures and habits. Plus, their secret guilty pleasures.On Fridays, tune in as Farnoosh answers your biggest questions about money, career, guests, you name it. Submit your question for Farnoosh at www.SoMoneyPodcast.com.

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Host Farnoosh Torabi is an award-winning financial strategist, TV host and bestselling author. So Money brings inspiring money strategies and stories straight from today's top business minds, authors and influencers. What was their financial journey and how do they master their money today? Hear from inspiring individuals and learn about their financial philosophies, wins, failures and habits. Plus, their secret guilty pleasures.On Fridays, tune in as Farnoosh answers your biggest questions about money, career, guests, you name it. Submit your question for Farnoosh at www.SoMoneyPodcast.com.

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By Mickey Alvarez - May 30 2020
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Thank you Farnoosh for this podcast. I’m a woman in her early 20’s who feels underpaid and undervalued. This podcast gives me hopes that I will accomplish more and one day be paid fairly for my work and effort. Farnoosh interviews successful people that share their story and relationship to money. Farnoosh is a skilled interviewer and offers resources and knowledge about finances, real estate and career development. Every podcast is different and offers a different perspective. I highly recommend listening to this podcast. It is one of my favorites.

I was hoping for something much more..

By farrelli77 - May 29 2020
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I think the recent real estate shows are indicitive of the whole. Instead of economists or real estate experts, what we got were agents who not only have a vested interest in painting a certain picure, they were interested in selling themselves and their own projects. I learned nothing about national trends, possible pitfalls of the markets due to loss of work on such a large scale or the interesting ballance going on between low lending rates ballanced by the need to have a very high credit score to get them. It was all fluff.

iTunes Ratings

1164 Ratings
Average Ratings
989
79
36
17
43

Important

By Mickey Alvarez - May 30 2020
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Thank you Farnoosh for this podcast. I’m a woman in her early 20’s who feels underpaid and undervalued. This podcast gives me hopes that I will accomplish more and one day be paid fairly for my work and effort. Farnoosh interviews successful people that share their story and relationship to money. Farnoosh is a skilled interviewer and offers resources and knowledge about finances, real estate and career development. Every podcast is different and offers a different perspective. I highly recommend listening to this podcast. It is one of my favorites.

I was hoping for something much more..

By farrelli77 - May 29 2020
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I think the recent real estate shows are indicitive of the whole. Instead of economists or real estate experts, what we got were agents who not only have a vested interest in painting a certain picure, they were interested in selling themselves and their own projects. I learned nothing about national trends, possible pitfalls of the markets due to loss of work on such a large scale or the interesting ballance going on between low lending rates ballanced by the need to have a very high credit score to get them. It was all fluff.
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So Money with Farnoosh Torabi

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Host Farnoosh Torabi is an award-winning financial strategist, TV host and bestselling author. So Money brings inspiring money strategies and stories straight from today's top business minds, authors and influencers. What was their financial journey and how do they master their money today? Hear from inspiring individuals and learn about their financial philosophies, wins, failures and habits. Plus, their secret guilty pleasures.On Fridays, tune in as Farnoosh answers your biggest questions about money, career, guests, you name it. Submit your question for Farnoosh at www.SoMoneyPodcast.com.

Rank #1: Bonus Ask Farnoosh: How to pay off debt while saving and paying bills?

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In this bonus episode Farnoosh and her co-host tackle your latest money questions, including, how to pay off debt while trying to save, the differences between index funds, ETFs and mutual funds, how to benefit from employee stock purchase programs, and much more.

Special co-host is Tiffany Dolby. Tiffany manages Schwab’s branch in Winnetka, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. She has been with Schwab for almost eleven years and started her career right out of college. She received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Purdue University.

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. Before we get started, I just want to thank Charles

Schwab for helping 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.

Disclosure: Farnoosh has been compensated by Charles Schwab. Farnoosh is not affiliated

with Schwab and the views she expresses may not necessarily reflect those of The Charles Schwab

Corporation or its affiliates. Farnoosh is a client of Schwab.

Jun 27 2019

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Rank #2: 886: Ramit Sethi, Author of I Will Teach You to Be Rich

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Ramit Sethi, author of the New York Times bestseller I Will Teach You To Be Rich, has become a financial guru to millions of readers in their twenties, thirties, and forties.

After the massive success of his first book, I Will Teach You to Be Rich, he's back - ten years later - with a second edition, updated and expanded for a new age.

In our latest conversation (Ramit was on previously - check it out), we discuss:

The additions and omissions he decided to make in the new version of his book - and why.The untold realities of executing a prenup with your partner-to-be. Ramit shares details from his own experience.The current attacks on financial experts who believe in personal accountability.Ramit started his website, iwillteachyoutoberich.com, as a Stanford undergraduate in 2004, and he now hosts over a million readers per month on his blog, newsletter, and social media. Sethi grew up in Sacramento, the son of Indian immigrant parents who taught him the art of negotiating—his father once spent five days negotiating with a car dealer, only to walk away over a set of floor mats.

He wasn’t the smartest kid in his class, but he loved building systems, which ultimately earned him over $200,000 in scholarships, which he used to get bachelor’s and master’s degrees in technology and psychology at Stanford.

His understanding of human behavior and money led to him creating innovative solutions in self development. Ramit and his team of dozens of employees build premium digital products about personal finance, entrepreneurship, psychology, careers, and personal development for top performers.

The IWT community includes 1 million monthly readers, 400,000 newsletter subscribers, and 35,000 premium customers.

Visit Ramit at www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com for more information. Follow him on Twitter (@ramit) and Instagram (@ramit)

May 15 2019

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Rank #3: 764: Ask Farnoosh: How to Build My (DIY) Financial Plan?

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We have a special theme for Ask Farnoosh this Friday: Prioritizing your financial goals.

Special co-host Eric Roberge is a certified financial planner and has found that people tend to get stuck on how to use their money... and many times, end up procrastinating to their own detriment because of it! They are trying to make the right decision when all they really need to do is avoid making a bad one.

We have a lot we want to accomplish with our money and know we need to save, invest wisely, and watch our cash flow... but we seem to struggle when it comes to (confidently) knowing which of our goals to focus on first -- or how to balance them if they're going to work on more than one thing at a time.

If you'd like to learn more about Eric visit www.beyondyourhammock.com or follow him on Twitter @BeyondFinances.

Aug 03 2018

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Rank #4: 671: Ask Farnoosh, How do I save for retirement AND pay off my student loans? (rerun)

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Should we use most of our cash savings to pay off our credit card debt? My biggest challenge is budgeting… should I open a bank account with a major bank to help save and budget? How do you deal with both saving for retirement and paying off student loans?

Answering these questions of yours and more on this week’s Ask Farnoosh with special co-host and business money strategist Justin Krane.

This episode originally appeared on Friday, September 29, 2017 as episode 632.

To learn more visit www.somoneypodcast.com.

Dec 29 2017

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Rank #5: 1045: Financial Survival in a Pandemic with Certified Financial Planner Tom Corley

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For many, 2020 will be characterized as the year of survival. Our guest Tom Corley, CFP, offers financial advice to help us keep head above water as we navigate all the uncertainties.

Tom Corley is CPA, CFP, holds a Master’s Degree in Taxation and is a bestselling/award-winning author. His books include: Rich Habits, Rich Kids, Change Your Habits Change Your Life, Rich Habits Poor Habits and Effort-Less Wealth - Smart Money Habits at Every Stage of Your Life. Tom has appeared on or in CBS Evening News, The Dave Ramsey Radio Show, CNN, MSN Money, USA Today, The Huffington Post, SUCCESS Magazine, Money Magazine, and many other media outlets and podcasts in the U.S. and 27 other countries. Tom is a frequent contributor to Business Insider and CNBC.

May 20 2020

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Rank #6: 647: Ask Farnoosh, I can't pay off my credit card debt... help!

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The podcast makes me rethink my relationship with money, yet I still can't seem to pay off $14,000 worth of credit card debt. What's a good first step?

My employer gives 53 cents back for every mile when I commute to and from work using a rideshare service. Should I just fight for a full refund?

Answering these questions of yours and more on today's Ask Farnoosh. Have a question of your own you'd like to share? Submit a question by visiting www.somoneypodcast.com.

Nov 03 2017

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Rank #7: 637: Eric Roberge, Certified Financial Planner

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Back by popular demand, Eric Roberge is in the house. If you listened to last Friday’s episode of Ask Farnoosh, you know Eric was my esteemed co-host. I wanted to bring him back for a 1:1 interview. As a certified financial planner and founder of his own virtual financial planning company, Eric has a great grasp on all the issues young professionals are facing when it comes to money and personal finance.

A little more about Eric: His financial planning firm is called Beyond Your Hammock.

He previously worked for State Street and JPMorgan before starting his own business at age 33. Now, he helps people in their 30's and 40's make strategic decisions with their money to achieve financial independence. Eric has been named one of Investopedia's Top 100 Most Influential Advisors. He frequently contributes to Forbes, Huffington Post and Money Magazine.

So, should you hire an advisor? How much does it cost? What are some of Eric’s greatest financial tips for the current generation?

If you'd like to learn more about Eric visit www.beyondyourhammock.com or follow him on Twitter @BeyondFinances.

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com.

Oct 11 2017

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Rank #8: 914: Ask Farnoosh: How Much is "Enough to Save for Retirement?

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Farnoosh and special co-host Annie LaCroix, founder of Brainy Boss, answer the latest questions from listeners...including how to invest in Socially Responsible Investments, how to improve one’s credit, how much is “enough” to save for retirement and what to do with millions of dollars earned through a settlement.

Jul 19 2019

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Rank #9: 605: Ask Farnoosh, How much of my income should I allocate towards savings, investing, real estate, etc.?

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My husband just inherited $100K and we're not sure where to invest the money... any suggestions? Would love your opinion on target date funds... thoughts? How much of a six-figure income should be allocated toward investing in stocks, real estate, savings and so forth? Answering these questions of yours and more on this week's #AskFarnoosh.

For more information or to submit your own question for an upcoming episode visit www.somoneypodcast.com and click on "Ask Farnoosh."

Jul 28 2017

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Rank #10: 812: Ask Farnoosh: Investing 101, Side Hustles and More

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How to make the most of your side hustle income? What are some great books on investing? If you applied for a job and didn't get it...should you try again? Farnoosh answers your top money and career questions. To send her your questions be sure to visit www.somoneypodcast.com and click on "Ask Farnoosh." You can also send her a message on Instagram @FarnooshTorabi

Nov 23 2018

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Rank #11: 722: Ask Farnoosh with Sandra Grahame: What's the best way to invest $1,000?

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For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.comI’ve got baby fever really, really bad. I’ve been thinking that after we finish paying off our credit card debt, we can start trying to expand our family while working on building our savings up. Is that practical or are we being irresponsible? Can you talk more about income producing assets, that you can start with $1,000 or less and scale up? Answer these and more questions with special guest co-host Sandra Grahame, co-founder of Smart Cookies

Visit smartcookies.com/spendingawarenessguide for your free guide.

Apr 27 2018

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Rank #12: 878: Ask Farnoosh: Which is more important, paying down student loans or investing?

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This week on Ask Farnoosh, host Farnoosh Torabi answers you money questions related to retirement investing, student loans, controlling emotional spending and more.

Apr 26 2019

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Rank #13: 839: Ask Farnoosh: Best Way to Save for a House?

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Special co-host Grant Sabatier, founder of Millennial Money and author of the forthcoming book Financial Freedom, joins Farnoosh to answer your biggest money questions. This week: how to afford a home, the best ways to save for retirement, discussing money with your partner, and the smartest ways to pay down debt.

Here's where you can purchase Grant's book.   

For people outside the US go here to find out where to buy.

Jan 25 2019

52mins

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Rank #14: 989: Ask Farnoosh: What are some smart ways to earn passive income?

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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.

Jan 10 2020

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Rank #15: 626: Ask Farnoosh, How do I save money while still being social?

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How do you teach kids to invest? How can I save money while trying to be social? How much should I budget for eating out and miscellaneous expenses when I travel?

Answering these questions of yours and more on this week's Ask Farnoosh with special co-host Naomi Hattaway, a licensed realtor and founder of the networking platform, I Am a Triangle.

To leave a question for an upcoming Ask Farnoosh Friday episode, visit www.somoneypodcast.com and click on 'Ask Farnoosh' on the top righthand corner and record or write-in your question.

Sep 15 2017

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Rank #16: Bonus: Preparing for Retirement with Teresa Hassara

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Raise your hand if you have a 401k at work and wondering if you’re making the most of it? Or, if you’re not investing for retirement…yet…and wondering how to get started?

We have a special BONUS episode brought to us today by Mass Mutual. I’ve recently partnered with them to help spread literacy on the issues related to saving for retirement. We’re going to unpack a lot of learning today with Teresa Hassara, who leads the Workplace Solutions business at MassMutual, providing comprehensive financial wellness services, including retirement plans, to over 30,000 companies and about three million plan participants.

Teresa holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and earned her M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  She is a member of the Board of Directors for Jobs for the Future and an active supporter of a variety of organizations focused on mentorship for women and young people in under-resourced communities. She is also passionate about women’s leadership and investing.

To complement this interview, I also have a piece at www.somoneypodcast.com on how women can financially secure their futures. For more check out www.massmutual.com.

May 21 2019

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Rank #17: 956: Ask Farnoosh: What is the best way to budget my money?

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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. 

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #18: 719: Ask Farnoosh, Help! I'm terrible at trying to save money and prepare for the future.

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Help! I'm terrible at trying to save money and prepare for the future.

As a female entrepreneur considering marriage, what are the basics I need to know about pre-nuptials, how do you approach it?

Can you explain the difference between credit (FICO) and "auto credit score" or "car credit score"?

Answering these questions of yours and more with co-host Leanne Wong.

Learn more about Leanne by visiting www.leannewong.com or follow her on Twitter @leanneawong.

For more or to share a question for an upcoming Friday episode visit www.somoneypodcast.com.

Apr 20 2018

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Rank #19: 798: Adeola Omole, 7 Steps to Get Out of Debt and Build Wealth

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What if you had $70,000 worth of consumer debt and losing your job amidst all of that financial stress?

Today, I’m interviewing Adeola Omole on the show. She describes herself as a lawyer by trade and a money coach by choice. Her journey of achieving debt ZERO and building a community for women and money is the focus of our conversation today.

Raised by immigrants in a family of six children, Adeola watched her parents work hard but also pinch pennies. Seeing her parents’ financial struggles growing up, Adeola thought debt was a normal part of life. This led her to make her own money mistakes. By the time she was a young adult finishing her clerkship just out of law school, she had amassed $70,000 worth of consumer debt.

Fast-forward to today, Adeola and her husband are debt-free and building great wealth. They’ve even managed to pay off their mortgage. Adeola also has a new book: 7 Steps to Get Out of Debt and Build Wealth.

You can learn more about Adeola on her website adeolaomole.com, on Instagram at @adeolaomoleb, and on Twitter @AdeolaOmoleB. Her book is called 7 Steps to Get Out of Debt and Build Wealth.  And for her free 10-Point Checklist for Buying Stocks visit adeolaomole.com (scroll to the bottom to find it!)

Oct 22 2018

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Rank #20: 745: Laura Vanderkam, Time Management Expert and Author of Off the Clock

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Today’s guest is going to teach us how to get more done and feel less busy - starting now.

Today I’m interviewing Laura Vanderkam. She’s one of the world’s leading experts on time management and productivity. She’s an author of four books, and her most recent book, Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done just hit the shelves. She’s also a podcast host, an avid reader (she’s already finished a whopping 75 books this year) and before you think this could never be possible for you, let me add that she is also a mother to not one, but four children.

Laura is going to walk us through how we can find more time in our day and be much more productive. The tricks she practices to be more productive at work and spend more quality time with her husband and kids (hint: It involves some dividing and conquering). Plus inexpensive ways to buy more time in your day. 

Jun 20 2018

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1069: Monetizing Your Skills and Life Post-Layoff with Stacia Crawford, Journalist and Entrepreneur

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On today's show with guest Stacia Crawford, we're discussing life after a layoff, monetizing your skills, as well as the behind-the-scenes of producing for one of the country's top television stations.

Stacia is an award-winning journalist with more than 3 decades of experience in the broadcasting industry, including 25 years as a TV producer in Chicago. Her vast experience as a television news producer has positioned her to be a skilled communications specialist, media trainer, and PR strategist. As a news producer, she understands what editors, producers and bookers want, and she knows what it takes to deliver.

Stacia provides customized training to help clients better understand the media and deliver clear, concise key messages and provide useful content. Stacia is also an expert at developing story angles, story pitches, and marketing those pitches to get them on the air and in print. Her network of long-standing relationships with the media and the business community offer a clear advantage for her clients. She is the creator of such programs as “Be Seen, Get Booked,” “Brand and Deliver,” and “ Lights, Camera, Access” in which she helps entrepreneurs, authors, and industry professionals harness the power of the media to increase their visibility, get more leads, and make more money.

Stacia also hosts the popular More Than a Soundbite Podcast in which she interviews top media professionals all over the country and delivers powerful strategies to help listeners get booked on TV, on radio, in publications and on podcasts.

Stacia is also a teacher at heart and serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia College in Chicago where she teaches writing and reporting for TV news. This Baltimore native earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Jul 15 2020

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1068: Dealing with Childhood Financial Trauma with Author Leisa Peterson

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Establishing a healthier mindset and management around money requires reconciling with the past, and facing any potential childhood money trauma head on. Financial author Leisa Peterson, author of The Mindful Millionaire, opens up about her early years, depicted as “white trash” and the learnings and (un) learnings that helped her heal and grow her wealth.

Says Leisa, “Somehow I found a way to break free of thinking of myself as white trash which is how people thought of our family in our neighborhood. Some kids told me they couldn't play with me because their parents didn't feel like my family was safe. It went deep and was classism at its worst. I'm still breaking through the shame of what I felt when I was young.”


Blog: www.wealthclinic.com

Podcasts: Art of Abundance on iTunes and Mindful Millionaire

Book: The Mindful Millionaire (click to access book trailer) is available for pre-order on AmazonB&N and IndieBound

Jul 13 2020

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1067: Ask Farnoosh: Where to Save for a Goal 10 Years Away?

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On this week’s Ask Farnoosh, a listener asks about intermediate savings and the best place to either save or i vest that money. Also: consolidating your student loan with your spouse’s loan. Good idea?

Jul 10 2020

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1066: How to Land a Great Job in a Pandemic and Recession with Expert Lauren McGoodwin

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How to find meaningful work right now? How to be a true Ally in the workplace and how to reframe your career ambitions in the near future? We're talking managing your career in a pandemic and recession with Lauren McGoodwin, founder of the Career Contessa and author of the new book POWER MOVES: How Women Can Pivot, Reboot, and Build a Career of Purpose.

Lauren's book is a much-needed handbook filled with practical information, advice, and essential tools (including helpful graphics), to guide women toward building successful careers on their own terms. It is an essential career resource for anyone feeling stuck or unfulfilled, and it will give every woman the courage to know themselves, where they are and where they want to be.

For more on Lauren McGoodwin, visit her at https://www.careercontessa.com, and on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @CareerContessa.

Jul 08 2020

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1065: New York Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte

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Rodneyse Bichotte is the first Haitian-American woman elected in New York City, representing Brooklyn as the Assemblymember and State Committee Woman / District Leader for New York State’s 42nd Assembly District. She represents Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood and Ditmas Park in Brooklyn. 

We discuss how a life-changing accident at the age of ten led Rodneyse to a career in public service, key initiatives she is working to pass to better the lives of the most vulnerable in New York City, and her economic predictions for the future of the Big Apple.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Rodneyse is the first Engineer elected to the New York State Legislature; and the first woman to chair the Brooklyn Democratic County Committee.

To learn more about Rodneyse and visit the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises Center check out: https://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Rodneyse-Bichotte

Jul 06 2020

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1064: Ask Farnoosh: Best Credit Cards, HELOCs and Buying versus Renting

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In this episode of Ask Farnoosh, host Farnoosh Torabi and guest Georgia Lee Hussey, CFP and CEO of Modernist Financial, address recent questions posed by listeners. What are the best credit cards for big purchases? Should I take out a student loan or pay for school in cash? Should I tap my home equity line of credit to renovate my home? And much more. Plus, Farnoosh selects 3 iTunes reviewers to each receive a free 15-minute money session.

Jul 03 2020

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1063: Adam Auriemma, Editor-in-Chief of NextAdvisor

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Joining me today is the new Editor-in-Chief of NextAdvisor, Adam Auriemma.

NextAdvisor is a brand new personal finance platform that just launched earlier this summer, in partnership with Time Magazine. I am a contributing editor for the platform and my first piece is about how we bought a house in the pandemic (all the behind-the-scenes!).

The site is full of timely and important content related to financial wellness and making smart money moves. One piece I really love is 50 Smart Money Moves You Can Make Right Now, which Adam authored after interviewing many experts including Suze Orman, Mel Robbins, and Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial.

Adam and I discuss:

  • How NextAdvisor's point of view is slightly different in the world of personal finance content.
  • How the platform is thinking about money in the context of race and class.
  • How Adam's personal views on money have shifted in the pandemic and recession.

More about Adam: He is a personal finance journalist and the former editor-in-chief of Money magazine. He has also been a deputy bureau chief at The Wall Street Journal, managing editor of The Daily Beast, and deputy editor of Fusion, a joint venture of Univision and ABC News. Teams working under Adam’s leadership have received the Gerald Loeb Award for Business and Financial Journalism, a National Association of Black Journalists Digital Media Commentary Award, and an Emmy nomination for Best Cultural/Topical Documentary.

Follow NextAdvisor on Instagram @NextAdvisor.

Jul 01 2020

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1062: Black Wealth Matters: Tiffany Dufu, Author of Drop the Ball and Founder of The Cru

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In our final installment for Black Wealth Matters, we welcome Tiffany Dufu. She is founder and CEO of The Cru. Their algorithm matches circles of women who collaborate to meet their personal and professional goals. She’s also the author of the bestselling book ​Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less​. According to foreword contributor Gloria Steinem, Drop the Ball is “important, path-breaking, intimate and brave.”

Tiffany and I discuss how she was able to raise $1 million for her startup when only .0006% of Black women receive tech venture funding. She also shares pivotal money memories from childhood....and also, what to make of the Girlboss movement and its recent criticisms for not being inclusive enough?

Named to Entrepreneur's 100 Powerful Women and Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women, Tiffany has raised nearly $20 million toward the cause of women and girls. She was a launch team member to Lean In and was Chief Leadership Officer to Levo, one of the fastest growing millennial professional networks. Prior to that, Tiffany served as President of The White House Project, as a Major Gifts Officer at Simmons University, and as Associate Director of Development at Seattle Girls’ School. 

Jun 29 2020

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1061: Black Wealth Matters: Yemi Rose, Founder of OfColor.com

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The newest guest in our #BlackWealthMatters series is entrepreneur Yemi Rose. He is the founder of OfColor, a digital financial wellness platform focused on providing content and banking tools built around how people of color save, spend, and build our legacies differently.

  • We discuss the role financial services has played and continues to play in widening the racial wealth gap.
  • Growing up in Jamaica and the differences of “being Black” there versus here in the United States.
  • Why we may want to rethink the expression “racial wealth gap.” Does it deserve a renaming?
  • How his startup OfColor will provide better access to financial tools and education to an underserved community.

Yemi has spent almost two decades at the intersection of financial services and communications/marketing focused on financial wellness, most recently as the Vice President of Financial Wellness Enterprise Initiatives with Prudential Financials’ Global Communications Group.

In this most recent role, he led the development of Prudential’s Financial Wellness Census research project, as well as “The Cut,” which focused on underserved consumers. He writes and speaks extensively on the racial wealth gap, and his writings on the subject have been published in Black Enterprise, The Root, Blavity, and Money.com.

After beginning his career as a Capital Markets Intelligence Associate for Thomson Financial, he served as an Investor Relations Director for several top-tier financial communications agencies, before moving to in-house roles. He has served as a senior executive at KPMG and BlackRock Inc., where he worked on helping them to maximize the value of their acquisitions and fintech ventures.

He holds both a bachelor's and a Master's degree from Cornell University. Yemi was born and raised in Jamaica, and now lives with his wife and two daughters in New Jersey.

Jun 26 2020

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1060: Black Wealth Matters: "The Budgetnista" Tiffany Aliche

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Back by popular demand is Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche. She shares her personal challenges with building wealth, all while building a multi-million dollar business. Also: Why she distanced herself from the FinCon events and her latest appearance on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

More about Tiffany: She is an award-winning teacher of financial education and is quickly becoming America’s favorite, personal financial educator. The Budgetnista is also an Amazon #1 bestselling author of The One Week Budget and the Live Richer Challenge series.

Through her company, The Budgetnista, Tiffany has created a financial movement that has helped over 1 million women worldwide collectively save more than $150 million, and pay off over $100 million in debt, purchase homes and transform the way they think about their finances.

Tiffany credits her experience as a preschool teacher for 10 years in Newark, NJ for defining her purpose behind The Budgetnista: education.

In 2019, Tiffany transformed her commitment into legislation when she partnered with Assemblywoman Angela V. McKnight to write a bill that was later signed into Law A1414 (The Budgetnista Law). This law made it mandatory for financial education to be integrated into all middle schools in New Jersey.

To learn more check out thebudgetnista.com and malimore.com

Jun 24 2020

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1059: Black Wealth Matters: NBA Sports Agent Dominique Stapleton

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According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, 15.7% of NFL players have filed for bankruptcy within twelve years of retiring. A Sports Illustrated article reports that 78% of NFL players and 60% of NBA players face major financial challenges post retirement.

Dominique Stapleton is not only a sports agent, she is a financial educator to her clients who desperately need literacy and guidance. After working with athletes on their money for a few years Dominique wanted to offer her clients more. This year, she became a Certified NBA sports agent and vows to be the bridge between athlete success off and on the field.

Jun 22 2020

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1058: Black Wealth Matters: Rachel Rodgers, Founder of HelloSeven.co

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We welcome entrepreneur Rachel Rodgers back to the show to talk about how business owners can go beyond the traditional lip service of "supporting" supporting Black Lives Matters and actually serving as Allies and practicing anti-racism within their companies.

Rachel is a woman of color, a mother of four and a seven-figure business owner — in that order. Rachel started her career working as a lawyer with nonprofits, federal judges and Hillary Clinton.

Rachel is founder of Million Dollar Badass, a high-level Mastermind for women looking to take their businesses from 6 to 7 figures. She firmly believes all women should desire to become millionaires – because of the profound impact a woman’s money can make on the world.

Learn more about Rachel at HelloSeven.co

Jun 19 2020

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1057: Black Wealth Matters: His and Her Money Founders Talaat and Tai McNeely

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A new Northwestern University study based on data from the Federal Reserve estimates that on average for every dollar of accumulated wealth that white families have, many black families have just one cent. Our guests Talaat and Tai McNeely, founders of His and Her Money, are on a mission to help change that quotient.

The McNeely's are Financial Educators and co-authors of Money Talks: The Ultimate Couple's Guide To Communicating About Money. They are also the hosts of the top-rated podcast, "The His and Her Money Show" and creators of Power Couples University. Talaat and Tai McNeely (His and Her Money) have been featured in numerous publications such as Black Enterprise, FoxNews.com, MSN.com, Essence, and Business Insider.

We discuss:

  • How and why they paid off their mortgage in 25 years.
  • As parents, the conversations Talaat and Tai are having with their three kids regarding money and race. 
  • And should personal finance get political? What does that even mean? 


To learn more visit the following sites:

The McNeeley's Website - www.HisandHerMoney.com

Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/hisandhermoney

Community - www.PowerCouplesUniversity.com

Jun 17 2020

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1056: Black Wealth Matters: Donovan Ramsey, Journalist and Author

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Today’s guest is my former editorial assistant and right hand guy, Donovan X Ramsey, who first appeared on the show in 2015. As a friend and accomplished journalist focusing on the topic of black identity, politics and patterns of power in America, I wanted to catch up with Donovan for my #BlackWealthMatters series.

Key takeaways from our interview:

  1. How Donovan's upcoming book, When Crack Was King, chronicles the 1980's and 1990'se pidemic, its misperceptions and the way policing changed during those years.
  2. Donovan's own experiences with racial discrimination in graduate school and beyond.
  3. The truth about what publishing pays. Donovan and Farnoosh disclose their book advances.

More about Donovan: He is called "an indispensable voice on issues of racial identity, politics, and patterns of power in America," by American culture critic Rich Benjamin. Donovan's commentary on racial politics during the Obama era has been featured in The New York Times and his reporting and commentary on the criminal justice system have appeared in outlets including WSJ Magazine, The Atlantic, GQ, Gawker, BuzzFeed, Vice, and Ebony, among others.

Donovan served most recently as the commentary editor at The Marshall Project, a Pulitzer Prize-winning news organization dedicated to the U.S. criminal legal system. Before The Marshall Project, he worked as an editor and writer at a number of outlets including Complex, NewsOne, and NBC's theGrio.com.

Donovan holds a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Morehouse College. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and is currently completing his first book, a history of the crack cocaine epidemic for One World—an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House, the world's largest trade book publisher.

You can learn about Donovan on his website www.donovanxramsey.com and follow him on Twitter @iDXR.

Jun 15 2020

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1055: Black Wealth Matters: Stephanie Vaught, Founder of Social Money Finance

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Stephanie Vaught, J.D. is a Gen X Financial Coach and Founder of Social Money Finance, LLC. Her company specializes in teaching effective money management and helping people build a life they love.

Stephanie was born and raised in Detroit, MI. She attended Detroit Public Schools and received a B.A. from Michigan State University in 2000. In 2007, Stephanie graduated with a Juris Doctor and concentration in Litigation from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She has spent most of her professional career in law and community advocacy.

In 2009, Stephanie developed a profound interest in personal finance – mostly based on the need to manage her own household and entrepreneurial endeavors. In 2015, Stephanie made a career shift and became a certified financial counselor. She began working with a financial nonprofit counseling and educating thousands of people across the country about financial literacy and helping them to reach their personal financial goals. 

In 2018, Stephanie decided to take her financial knowledge coupled with her legal skills and experience back to a community of her peers and founded Social Money Finance, LLC. Her mission is to empower people to increase their financial literacy, challenge unproductive money habits, and improve their financial place for themselves and their family.

Jun 12 2020

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1054: Black Wealth Matters: Queen Latifah

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Queen Latifah made her first big splash onto the music scene at age 19, with the release of her hit rap single “Ladies, First.” For the next three decades, the Newark, New Jersey native would go on to build a multi-faceted and dynamic career as a musician, actress, producer and philanthropist, blazing a trail for other Black female artists. 

I recently sat down with Queen during her press tour for The Queen Collective, her latest endeavor which provides opportunities for women of color in film to tell stories from their viewpoint. The mentoring and development program, in collaboration with Tribeca Studios and Procter and Gamble, selected two winners this year and their projects will premiere on BET Networks, Saturday, June 13th at 9:00 p.m. ET. 

In our conversation, she shared some of the financial lessons experienced while growing up and building her business, as well as her ideas on how we can promote more equality in the workplace and close the racial wealth gap.   

Jun 10 2020

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1053: Black Wealth Matters: Dr. Nicole Garner Scott, Financial Expert and Entrepreneur

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Dr. Nicole Garner Scott is the Atlanta-based founder of Amount Financial Services. She is dedicated to creating financial breathing room for households of underrepresented communities. She has created wide-scale programs to empower others to change their financial trajectories, focused on legacy building and generational wealth. 

Dr. Scott is a sought-after speaker and received an honorary doctorate for her work in business from the Obama Association. 

Together we explore some of the historical barriers to wealth that have continued to be road blocks for people in the Black community, as well as how the financial expert community can be more sensitive and mindful when offering advice.

To learn more about Dr. Scott, please visit www.amountfinancial.com.

Jun 08 2020

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1052: Black Wealth Matters: Minda Harts, Bestselling Author of The Memo

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Continuing our Black Wealth Matters series with Minda Harts, founder of The Memo LLC, a career development company for women of color, and author of The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table. An Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, she is also a sought-after speaker on the topic of workplace diversity and inclusion. She lives in New York City.

In The Memo, Minda provides a roadmap for women to not only navigate but change the system that they are working within. And she makes it clear that yes, the discrimination you are feeling, those microaggressions, they are real — and we need to acknowledge them so we can change our reality.

Jun 05 2020

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1051: Black Wealth Matters: Myleik Teele, Founder and Chief Experience Officer of curlBOX

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Over the years many outstanding Black individuals who fought racism and oppression to achieve personal wealth and career success have graced my podcast. For the next 10 episodes - from today June 3rd through June 24 - I’ll be re-sharing and re-amplifying some of their voices and work, their stories of resilience, hard work and triumph. I’m calling this series BLACK WEALTH MATTERS. 

I announced this on Instagram earlier in the week. It is my small way of contributing to this human rights issue of racial equality. It’s the quickest action I know to take that would hopefully have a meaningful impact...to get us to unlearn, re-evaluate and better understand what it means to be a Black person in this country while trying to establish personal wealth. 

Thank you to everyone who responded to my announcement with guest recommendations for Black Wealth Matters. I’ve taken them all into account and keeping a folder and hoping to work my way to speaking to all of them - if not this month - in the coming months. Please keep the guest suggestions coming.

Today -- We are revisiting my conversation with Myleik Teele from 2015. Myleik is the Atlanta-based founder and chief experience officer of Curlbox, the first exclusive monthly subscription box for naturally curly hair. 

curlBOX has major partnerships with brands and distributors including Procter & Gamble, Walmart, Target, and Shea Moisture, and more. 

A teacher at heart, her wildly popular, #MyTaughtYou podcast has become her global classroom where women from all walks of life tune in for guidance and a healthy dose of motivation to live life on their own terms. 

You just heard at the top of this show - a moment from our conversation - when she candidly opens up about her relationship with money. Even as a wealthy woman, she is, as she says, cautious with her money, perhaps overly cautious.

To learn more about Myleik visit: mytaughtyou.com

Jun 03 2020

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1050: Stimulus Checks, Mortgage Forbearance and Rent Negotiation with Lauren Silbert of TheBalance.com

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From how to spend the stimulus check to mortgage forbearance and rent negotiations, Lauren Silbert, VP and General Manager of personal finance website TheBalance.com shares some of the top searches on the site - and answers to people's biggest money questions.

More about Lauren: She was named a “Corporate Champion” in Folio Magazine’s 2019 Top Women in Media Awards. She also appears in print, broadcast and streaming media as a personal finance and careers commentator and expert. 

The Balance makes personal finance easy to understand. It is home to experts who provide clear, practical advice on managing your money. Whether you’re looking to invest, buy a home, save for retirement, or achieve another financial goal, The Balance will answer your questions with straightforward personal financial advice.

Jun 01 2020

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By Mickey Alvarez - May 30 2020
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Thank you Farnoosh for this podcast. I’m a woman in her early 20’s who feels underpaid and undervalued. This podcast gives me hopes that I will accomplish more and one day be paid fairly for my work and effort. Farnoosh interviews successful people that share their story and relationship to money. Farnoosh is a skilled interviewer and offers resources and knowledge about finances, real estate and career development. Every podcast is different and offers a different perspective. I highly recommend listening to this podcast. It is one of my favorites.

I was hoping for something much more..

By farrelli77 - May 29 2020
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I think the recent real estate shows are indicitive of the whole. Instead of economists or real estate experts, what we got were agents who not only have a vested interest in painting a certain picure, they were interested in selling themselves and their own projects. I learned nothing about national trends, possible pitfalls of the markets due to loss of work on such a large scale or the interesting ballance going on between low lending rates ballanced by the need to have a very high credit score to get them. It was all fluff.