Perez Hilton pioneered blogging as a profession, starting with his first $5 payday from Google Adsense. The once-bankrupt entertainer has built a multi-media business on that foundation, moving into YouTube, television and now a guest stint at Chippendales in Vegas.
Pop art rising star Kristin Simmons guests on the Financial Grownup podcast with Bobbi Rebell. Simmons dishes on the unlikely place she made her first sale, and the unbelievable connection the buyer had to the work of art. Click on the video to go to the podcast- or find it next on this channel!
Reality TV can be a job- but it often doesn’t pay like one. To film The Bachelorette and later Bachelor in Paradise Derek Peth had to take a break from his paying job in commercial banking. That’s where his emergency fund savings became the star of the show.
When financial advisor, podcast host and author Linda P Jones started trying to build wealth- she was not happy with the investment returns she was getting. So she hit the books and the lessons she learned added up to a $2 million bank account by age 39.
Soon after Christine Armstrong’s husband took a company buyout and launched a family vacation business, the executive and new mother found herself in an intolerable job situation and quit to start her own business- resulting in a double dose the challenges of startup life.
After a nasty split from his 11-year business partners at the Art of Charm podcast, Jordan Harbinger found himself putting his own networking lessons to work as he started a new business from scratch with the Jordan Harbinger show and the Advanced Human Dynamics platform.
After ditching her first job at CNBC to move to the west coast for her boyfriend, Kalika Yap found herself dumped, out of work and homeless. But her determination and willpower quickly lifted her fortunes as she built a multi-pronged entrepreneurial venture starting with the explosion of the internet economy.
The holidays are full of good cheer and great shopping deals. But it is also a great opportunity for scammers who prey on distracted consumers who often have their guard down. Adam Levin joins the show to share the best ways to make sure no one steals the fun out of the season.
The College Investor’s Robert Farrington loved his job at Target. He was also well paid. But he loved his family more. So he made the tough decision to leave and focus full-time on the side hustle that was already throwing off even more income.
Performance coach Jen Cohen is a master at ab crunches— crunching numbers. She shares the story of how she talked her way into a job at Olive Garden before she was even old enough to work- and then reveals her secrets to eating healthier on a tight budget.
If you have put aside money in a flexible spending account- either for health related expenses or tied to child care, the clock is ticking. But there are tons of ways to use the cash- and many you may not even know about.
After buying an expensive home, Certified Financial Planner David Rae found himself facing an income crunch during the recession. His decision to get a roommate helped him keep the home and stay on track with his financial and lifestyle goals.
Ambition Redefined author Kathryn Sollmann’s childhood took an unexpected financial detour when her father had a career setback. But becoming a financial grownup at a young age gave her the foundation to redefine ambition.
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz may be a Financial Grownup but that doesn’t mean all her friends have been able to grow up. Listen to how she works to get them on track. Plus- the president of the Charles Schwab foundation also shares an everyday money tip about making it easier to give to causes you care about.
For many companies it is that time of year: open enrollment. The short often only 2-week window you make big choices about your company’s benefit plan that you are stuck with, in most cases, for a full year.
At 20-years old, Lauryn Williams CFP® was the fastest woman in America, and suddenly faced some very grownup financial decisions. Lauryn shares how she put together a team of advisors including her coach and an agent, how they vetted different sponsors, and how she learned to get paid to run for a living.
As a child, the future founder of McPherson Strategies learned about money when it was used as an incentive. Susan McPherson also shares an extremely important money tip about ways to give to charity beyond your means as we get towards the holiday season.
Special guest co-host millennial personal finance author, speaker and entrepreneur Stefanie O’Connell joins Bobbi to talk smart financial moves to make before the New Year. Bobbi and Stefanie also take a listener question on how to lower the interest rate on a credit card before a big purchase.
Boreland Group Founder and CEO Jennefer Witter learned early on that the best way to get clients was to offer extreme value. But to stay in business, and continue to serve the clients, the author of the Little Book of Big PR also learned when to put the brakes on the discounts.
Entrepreneur and Investor Barbara Corcoran explains why she believes spending money in a deliberate way even before you earn it is a smart business strategy, and shares the story of her first really big investment. And yes, she committed to it before she had the money.
Financial Grownup podcast host Bobbi Rebell shares some changes happening at the podcast and answers listener questions about the guests, how the show is produced and how listeners can get involved in future episodes.
Serial entrepreneur Lindsey Holden, who heads the personal finance app app The Long Game, literally played the long game when she spent 5 years living in her family’s veterinary office, to pay off her student loans and build a solid financial foundation.