How to turn something you hate into a thriving business you absolutely love with Y7 studio founder Sarah Larson Levey

Sarah Larson Levey is becoming a familiar example of millennial entrepreneur success, recently being featured on the cover of Inc magazine and her company Y7 studio being named one of the magazine’s most inspiring companies last year. Keeping her costs at extreme minimal levels helped entrepreneur Sara Larson Levey grow her side hustle yoga startup while still working her full time job for two years.

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The Google search that led Bravely Go’s Kara Perez to pay off her student debt

Kara Perez of BravelyGo and The Fairer Cents podcast shares how she tackled more than $25,000 in student debt making between $9 and $12 an hour. Plus her go-to home recipes for making foods you normally buy in the store including bread, pickles and tomato sauce.

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Financial Grownup Guide: Top new money books for grownups right now (July)

Bobbi reveals her favorite new money related books, and how to decide if they are right for you. This month’s picks include “Mom and Dad We Need to Talk. How to Have Essential Conversations with Your Parents About Their Finances” by Cameron Huddleston, “Clever Girl Finance: Ditch Debt, Save Money, and Build Real Wealth” by Bola Sokunbi and “Agent of Influence How to use Spy Skills to Sell Anything and Build a Successful Business” by Jason Hanson”

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The best way to turn critics of your business into your allies and customers with Dazey-LA Founder and CEO Dani Nagel

Entrepreneur Dani Nagel has had to defend her pricey Dazey-LA t-shirts but her refusal to cave to pressure to ship manufacturing overseas is winning her fans, and a growing army of ambassadors. She shares her strategies to leverage social media to create transparency, and grow her feminist brand.

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How to use social media to find supporters for your dream job with race-car driver Aurora Straus

How do you pay for your passion? Race car driver Aurora Straus became a financial grownup early on when as a young teen she wanted to get into the very expensive business of race car driving. Straus gets candid about how she leveraged LinkedIn and brownies to get the sponsorship money to make her dream come true.

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Financial Grownup Guide: 6 credit myths that will probably surprise you with Clever Girl Finance author Bola Sokunbi

Having good credit matters for so many things we want to do as financial grownups- from things as simple as getting a credit card, to being able to get a mortgage or even a job. But there are a lot of myths around what makes a good credit score and what can hurt it. We tackle 6 of them with Clever Girl Finance author Bola Sokunbi. 

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Financial Grownup Guide: 5 easy ways to make college more affordable with Charlie Javice, Founder and CEO of Frank

We talk with Frank founder Charlie Javice, who has raised 15 million dollars for her startup that helps streamline the FAFSA process, about easy but often overlooked ways to make college more affordable. They include negotiating lower tuition, accessing scholarships that might be overlooked and the red flags to avoid when it comes to setting up a repayment plan for loans. 

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How to make grownup money doing what you love by getting honest about who is willing to pay you for it with Take The Leap author Sara Bliss

Sara Bliss liked her career writing for prestigious magazines, but she loved being able to pay her bills and have the financial freedom she deserved for her hard work, even more. So she decided to write for clients who had the budgets to pay her more, and has never looked back. She also shares tips on how to levelup careers from her bestselling book "Take The Leap".

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A new way to fund your way to becoming a Financial Grownup with Solo Funds CEO Travis Holoway

After personally experiencing cash crunches, and resisting the temptation of payday lenders, Travis Holoway started a Solo Funds, aimed at disrupting the short term, small loan industry by leveraging technology and offering a new kind of lending culture.

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Exit strategies and how to sell your business with Limitless author Laura Gassner Otting

Limitless author Laura Gassner Otting wanted out of her business, and she wanted to get what she was worth. But because she only wanted to sell to a certain buyer, she had to be creative in how she priced the enterprise to get what she really wanted. Plus a controversial tip about what to send - and not send- when people are hurting. 

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Adulting for brands with Plum Pretty Sugar’s Charlotte Hale

Entrepreneur Charlotte Hale faced a big business dilemma.  When she named what she expected to be a seasonal business, Plum Pretty Sugar, she wanted to evoke a whimsical tone. But the brand soon became a powerhouse as the originator and pioneer of the now global multi-million dollar bridal ‘getting ready’ category, and she faced a challenge she compares to adulting but for brands. 

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Financial Grownup Guide - 4 Kindness tips for Grownups with Simple Acts author Natalie Silverstein

Part of being a grownup is learning to be thankful for what we have, and to give back. It all comes down to simple acts of kindness. We speak with, Natalie Silverstein,  the author of Simple Acts. The Busy Family’s Guide to Giving Back who shares specific ways even the busiest of grownups can give back to the community in ways that make all of our lives richer. 

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How financial grownups can negotiate for more money and better deals with The Remix author, Lindsey Pollak

Author and workplace strategist Lindsey Pollack shares a negotiation story with a big twist and a surprise ending. Plus how we often fail ourselves in negotiations by not using simple techniques when putting together deals, and how we can learn to up our game. 

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Financial Grownup Guide - Top new money books for grownups right now (May)

Welcome to a new installment of our monthly feature- and one of my favorite episodes-  here on the Financial Grownup podcast, quick reviews of the money books we are loving right now- and you might want to check out. This month’s books include:

Broke Millennial takes on Investing

Dig Your Heels In

An Economist Walks into a Brothel

Travel Anywhere and Avoid Being a Tourist

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How to know when you have outgrown your business, and it is time to move on with podcast host Jordan Harbinger (Encore)

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

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Losing your money but finding your purpose with Ms. Entrepreneur 2018 Talesha Carter of Foster Vitality

Talesha Carter lost all the money she had at the rodeo with friends. Fortunately she was only 9 years old.  But the money lesson stayed with her and created a money focus that is helping her to serve others.

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Financial Grownup Guide- 3 actionable investing tips with "Broke Millennial Takes on Investing" author Erin Lowry.

Broke Millennial’s Erin Lowry joins Bobbi with 3 specific things you can do today to upgrade your investing strategy, along with her take on how to be a successful investor.  For example: How much should you be paying for your investments? How long should you set it and forget it- when do you check in on your investments? What is an investment audit? Are all index funds the same? Plus a preview of her new book “Broke Millennial Takes on Investing’ . How to tell if your goals are in line with the investment choices you are making? And what to do if you don’t understand an investment term but don’t want to ask. 

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What to do when your parents finances change and you have to become an instant financial grownup with Quilt co-founder Ashley Sumner

Quilt co-founder Ashley Sumner faced a totally unexpected and massive tuition bill mid-way through college after her dad’s business took a hit in the recession. The skills she learned in rising to the challenge led her first to a matchmaking business, and later to create  Quilt- a tech platform that connects female entrepreneurs online and in person.  

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