Rank #1: 764: Ask Farnoosh: How to Build My (DIY) Financial Plan?
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.
Rank #2: 876: Tina Hay, Founder of Napkin Finance
How would you like to learn about money in 30 seconds or less? I would. Well, our guest today is the Founder and CEO of a company that's doing just that. Her name is Tina Hay and her company is called Napkin Finance. It's a multimedia platform, where readers can learn everything about money in 30 seconds or less. It's a platform for people of all ages to learn about money as well. It's super visual, very fun, very simple. Her company is in high demand right now as you can imagine. In fact, Napkin Finance has partnered with the White House from Michelle Obama's Better Make Room and Reach Higher initiatives, as well as numerous nonprofits, schools and universities. There's a book coming out later this year. Lots going on. Tina Hay is also a fascinating founder and woman. What led her to Napkin Finance and what are some financial concepts the company's yet to tackle? Tune in!
Rank #3: 704: Ask Farnoosh, I'm sick of paying rent... how can I prepare to buy my first home?
I'm tired of paying rent and bad landlords. How can I get ready to buy my first home or apartment in an expensive city?Can I invest in an index fund or should I wait until my student loans are fully paid off?My parents get stressed when I ask them about investing. Can you share any advice?Answering these questions of yours and more on today's Ask Farnoosh with special co-host George Itzhak, NBC Nightly News Producer. Follow him on Twitter @GeorgeItzhak.For more or to share your own question for an upcoming Friday show visit www.somoneypodcast.com.
Rank #4: 812: Ask Farnoosh: Investing 101, Side Hustles and More
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
Rank #5: 752: Ask Farnoosh: How many credit cards is TOO many?
How many accounts is considered too many or adverse when it comes to calculating your credit score? What are the best books to teach little ones about money? Is there any compelling reason to open a 529 plan for myself knowing that the timeline to go to school is just 2 or 3 years?Our special co-host today is listener and forensic accountant Jim Brown.
Rank #6: 647: Ask Farnoosh, I can't pay off my credit card debt... help!
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.
Rank #7: 558: Jen Sincero, Author of You Are A Badass at Making Money
From subsisting on Taco Bell and living in a garage at 40...to becoming a #1 New York Times bestselling author and coach earning more than she ever imagined, our guest is going to share how we can all master the mindset of making wealth. Jen Sincero is the author of the New York Times best-seller "You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life" and has now released a follow-up called "You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth." In her latest book, she combines personal essays and advice to give readers the roadmap to a wealthier life. Jen is also a success coach and motivational speaker. She has spent more than a decade traveling the world to help people transform their lives and their bank accounts. Learn why she was always a little afraid of making more money. It had something to do with her relationship with her father. And, how to get over a victim mentality when it comes to you and your wealth.For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com.
Rank #8: 637: Eric Roberge, Certified Financial Planner
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.
Rank #9: 776: Ask Farnoosh: How Can I Retire Early?
Farnoosh and co-host Lisa Loperfido answer your money questions. Jaden asks how he can retire early by investing. A real estate agent asks how she can leverage social media. And Liz wants to know if she and her live-in boyfriend should create a written agreement. Farnoosh references her Money article on the topic: http://time.com/money/3674425/unmarried-couples-finances/
Rank #10: 758: Ask Farnoosh: How to Invest $100,000?
This week Farnoosh hosts the show solo (sniff sniff). Don't worry, there's lots of advice and strategy packed in this 30 minutes of Ask Farnoosh. Listeners ask about the best ways to invest $100,000 or more and how to best launch a blog. Plus, more details about Farnoosh's 12-week podcast accelerator program and how to apply.
Rank #11: 798: Adeola Omole, 7 Steps to Get Out of Debt and Build Wealth
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!)
Rank #12: 570: Emily Guy Birken, Author of "End Financial Stress Now"
Do your finances stress you out? Not a huge shocker, money is one of the top leading causes of stress and our guest today wants to address it head on. Personal finance writer Emily Guy Birken is here to talk about her new book, End Financial Stress Now: Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Financial Outlook. Whether you're stressed by your debt, your lack of retirement savings or insufficient income, she comes armed with practical and actionable advice for us on how we can improve our financial lives.For more visit www.somoneypodcast.com.
Rank #13: 644: Ask Farnoosh, Should I stop saving to pay off my student loans or keep saving?
Should I stop saving to pay off my student loans or keep saving?Are you supposed to pay off debt after you get your paycheck or pay your necessities first and then see what's left over to pay off the debt?How feasible is it to negotiate or lower any fees associated with a retirement account?Answering these questions of yours and more on today's Ask Farnoosh with Dan Andrews of Well Rounded Success.For more information or to share your own question for an upcoming Ask Farnoosh Friday episode visit www.somoneypodcast.com.
Rank #14: 580: John Kapetaneas, Journalist who paid off $100K of debt in 2yrs
Our guest today has been dubbed The Student Loan Assassin, paying off over $90,000 in loans plus another $10,000 in credit card debt in just 24 months. The total damage? $111,354.33.We don't cover debt as much as we do earning, saving and retiring early on this show but the fact is many Americans are saddled with a combination of student loans and mounting credit card debt. You struggle to make the right trade-offs. You're discouraged by the totality of the debt, not sure you'll ever see an end to it.John Kapetaneas is here to offer us some inspiration and his own plan of action for eliminating debt in a short period of time. By day - and probably by night because journalists don't sleep - he is a producer and writer for ABC News covering all sorts of human interest stories. In the process, he's sharing his own courageous story of becoming financially free.To learn more visit www.somoneypodcast.com.
Rank #15: 800: Ask Farnoosh: Best Ways to Invest?
This week on Ask Farnoosh, Farnoosh and special co-host Leyla Shams, an avid So Money listener, dive into your money questions including: "What are the best way to invest?" "Should I cancel my credit card?" and "Is it worth it to pay down my student loans if I'm starting a business at the same time?"After earning her professional degree in architecture, co-host Leyla Shams spent several years traveling the well-worn path to becoming a licensed architect. But after being laid off during the 2007 recession, Leyla started exploring other options: instead of immediately looking for her next job, she began a number of independent ventures, most notably a language-learning podcast called "Learn Persian with Chai and Conversation". After the birth of her son in 2016, she left architecture completely, and has now made a career of her "side hustles." She encourages others to do the same.
Rank #16: 745: Laura Vanderkam, Time Management Expert and Author of Off the Clock
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.
Rank #17: 746: Ask Farnoosh: Can I afford to be a stay-at-home mom?
This week's Ask Farnoosh dives into opting-out of the workforce to raise children, the pros and cons of a 401(k) loan, and ways to save while still enjoying your money. Special co-host is listener Noelia Arzola, Founder of N A Consulting.
Rank #18: 713: Ask Farnoosh, How do you stop yourself from being a compulsive shopper and start saving money?
How do you tackle finances with your fiance when your boyfriend makes half of what you make?How do you stop yourself from being a compulsive shopper and start saving money?Taking your Investopedia course and I'm at the savings module. Should my husband and I save for our son's college education in a 529 account or a high interest savings account?Answering these questions of yours and more on this week's Ask Farnoosh with co-host Jennifer Whitehurst.For more or to share a question for an upcoming Friday Ask Farnoosh episode, visit www.somoneypodcast.com.
Rank #19: 785: Ask Farnoosh: Should I rent or buy?
This week's listener questions touch on home ownership, paying down student loans (versus investing in the stock market) and where to stash cash for a short-term goal? Co-host is Mary Grace Gardner, a So Money listener and founder of TheYoungProfessionista.com.
Rank #20: 839: Ask Farnoosh: Best Way to Save for a House?
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.