Conscious uncoupling from what you thought was your forever job with Working Mother’s Mentor’s Julie Finn

Consultant Julie Finn loved her her consumer products strategy career and says  her employer, Deloitte, did everything possible to accommodate her lifestyle needs as a mom. So no one was more surprised  than she was when she opted for an early exit strategy. 

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How to cut your losses and admit (temporary) defeat with extreme athlete and entrepreneur Kyle Maynard

Entrepreneur and extreme athlete Kyle Maynard has lived a life of high achievement, so it came a shock, when a planned business venture stumbled, and he had to let 5 employees go and accept the limitations of his vision. 

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Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton reveals how he got top billing over Lady Gaga, and making $50k in 2 hours.

Perez Hilton pioneered blogging as a profession, starting with his first $5 payday from Google Adsense. The once-bankrupt Hilton has built a multi-media business on that foundation, moving into YouTube, television and his latest venture, a guest stint at Chippendales in Vegas. 

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Financial gut check failure with Ka’Ching’s podcast host and business journalist Jane King

Jane King caved in to pressure to buy an apartment with her first son on the way, but soon realized going against her gut created a lot of financial indigestion. Plus tips on how to make sure you get your bills paid on time. 

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How to get your boss to pay your medical bills with High Fiving Dollars Sarah Li Cain

Sarah Li Cain had a contract that said her company had to pay her medical costs, but when she got pregnant, she and her husband had to come up with a strategic plan to actually collect the cash they were owed. Plus her tips on how to make sure you get the luxuries you want in life, without feeling nickel and dime'd 

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But who will inherit your cryptocurrency? with FutureFile's Carol Roth

Carol Roth’s father left a priceless gift when he passed. Now, she is using that to help others map out their plans for everything from their social media accounts, to their cryptocurrency and bitcoin assets, using her innovative FutureFile system. 

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Raising capital- and baby- with Broadway Roulette’s Liz Durand Streisand

Broadway Roulette founder and CEO Liz Durand Streisand literally gave birth to her child just as her business came to life. Having that dual focus on the baby and Broadway Roulette created the perspective and balance to keep push past challenges and grow them both. 

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The money secret that wasn't with Profit Boss Radio's Hilary Hendershott

First she stole his heart.. then she stole his credit cards. Newlywed Hilary Hendershott, CFP® found herself with out of cash after launching her own financial advisory firm, and decided to tap into her new husband’s credit cards- but neglected to tell him. Then the truth came out. 

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Shredding expense account salads with The Bankers Wife author Cristina Alger

Novelist Cristina Alger wrote her first book, The Darlings as a side hustle while working 120 hours a week. When she ditched the day job to write full time, Cristina also walked away from the pricey perks.  But the author of The Bankers Wife, quickly found herself with the time to create better benefits for herself and her family.  

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Show (me the money) Business with producer Jenna Segal

TV and theater producer Jenna Segal had a dramatic financial shock as a child. Now as a financial grownup, Jenna takes her cue from that experience to make sure the creative ambition of her productions is in line with financial realities. 

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Love is blind to price tags with Andy Hill of the Marriage, Kids and Money podcast

Andy Hill was so in love with his then future wife that he literally used his student loan money to buy her the ring she wanted- and oops did not tell her. He shares what happened when she did find out, and what he would do differently now that he is a financial grownup. Bonus: His tips on how to start a 529 account for your kids.

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Raw and real family money revelations and coping skills with InvestED's Danielle Town

Invested author and podcast host Danielle Town talks candidly about her sometimes painful family money history and how she and her dad healed their relationship, and eventually teamed up to educate others about money and investing. 

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How to keep your startup lean with nonpoliticalnews.com's Vera Gibbons

When journalist Vera Gibbons launched nonpoliticalnews.com she had lots of former colleagues and friends telling her she needed to spend money on all kinds of costs, but after making a few missteps, the entrepreneur learned to prioritize and keep her costs in check while she built a strong foundation. 

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How to follow the money with Skillcrush CEO Adda Birnir

When Skillcrush founder and CEO Adda Birnir got laid off from her job at a digital ad agency, she decided to follow the money and discovered a lucrative business she did not even know existed. Her ability to leverage events like South by Southwest and understand how to make tech education appeal to women have driven the phenomenal growth of her startup. 

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Rookie startup mistakes with Dream Teams author and Contently co-Founder Shane Snow

Shane Snow and his Contently Co-Founders had a booming business- that almost completely crashed after they found themselves strapped for cash and struggling to meet payroll. Plus the nutritional bang-for-the buck of popular diets, including the keto diet and ramen noodles. 

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Christie Brinkley, Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar and Inspired Money's Andrew Wang

 Investment advisor Andy Wang, host of the Inspired Money podcast, stepped out of his comfort zone, tried something that scared him, and connected with new clients and friends including celebrities like Christie Brinkley. 

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Brand building and the bottom line with Likeable Media's Carrie Kerpen

Likeable media’s Carrie Kerpen made a decision to step away from the day-to-day of her growing social media agency to focus almost exclusively on brand building. Today she is the host of the All the Social Ladies podcast,  the author of Work It: Secrets for Success from the Boldest Women in Business, and hosts a Facebook Watch channel under the Work It brand.  

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Writing a check for problems to go away with CBS' Jill Schlesinger

Award-winning CBS Business News Analyst, and radio and podcast host Jill Schlesinger talks about how she literally bribed her ex-husband. to go away, after just one year of marriage. She also shares her best tip for organizing and tracking spending. 

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Dot com student debt debacles with listener Scott Steenburg

Indiana-based radiologist Scott Steenburg joins the Financial Grownup podcast as our first listener to share a money story. Scott shares the story of how a push to have students take out more money than needed to pay for tuition, created devastating debt situations for classmates.

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Lemonade and getting paid with writer Paulette Perhach

Writer Paulette Perhach, known for her F*** Off Fund articles and website, has been featured in Cosmo and Glamour, but collecting cash from her writing clients was killing her ability to be a financial grownup. Paulette also shares her secret to free stuff- and previews her upcoming book “Welcome to the Writer’s Life, our August 15.. 

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