Financial Grownup Guide: 3 Tips for Scholarship Success with guest co-host The Scholarship System’s Jocelyn Paonita Pearson (Encore)

The secret to getting the most free money in the form of scholarships is in knowing the systems to use and the shortest, most efficient path to success. Jocelyn Paonita Pearson, creator of the Scholarship System joins Bobbi to talk specific strategies to get the most dollars to pay for your education or that of those you care about, without wasting time on dead ends.

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Financial Grownup Guide: 4 Things College Students Need To Learn About Money with ReisUp founder, Tara Falcone CFP®

College can be the ultimate adulting experience- including taking on some bad money habits if students aren’t taught the right way to start building a financial life.

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

Bobbi reveals her favorite new money related books, and how to decide if they are right for you. This month’s picks include The Startup Squad by Brian Weisfeld and Nicole Kear, Grown and Flown: How to support your teen, stay close as a family and raise independent adults which is by Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa Heffernan, And then finally The Essential First-Time Home Buyers book: How to buy a house, Get a Mortgage and Close a Real Estate deal by Judy Dutton and Realtor.com editors.

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Financial Grownup Guide: Saving while setting up a first home or dorm room with Grown and Flown author Mary Dell Harrington

First homes and dorms often trigger huge spending sprees, for what is also usually a very small space. We break down how to prioritize and save money with Mary Dell Harrington, co-author of the new book Grown and Flown, How to Support your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults.

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Financial Grownup Guide: 5 easy ways to beat burnout with career coach Elizabeth Koraca

Feeling the burnout? You are not alone.The World Health Organization (WHO) recognized burnout as a medical condition, resulting from chronic workplace stress. Bobbi talks with career coach Elizabeth Koraca about how to be able to recognize the symptoms and warning signs of burnout, and address them before it starts to take a serious toll on your health, relationships and life.

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Financial Grownup Guide: 5 pitfalls first-time home buyers must avoid with Realtor.com’s Judy Dutton

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The top 5 pitfalls for first-time homeowners to avoid

  • Pitfall 1: Not checking your credit score

  • Pitfall 2: Not figuring out how much home you can afford

  • Pitfall 3: Not getting pre-approved for a mortgage

  • Pitfall 4: Assuming you need a 20% down payment

  • Pitfall 5: Just going with the first real estate agent someone recommends

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

Bobbi reveals her favorite new money related books, and how to decide if they are right for you. This month’s picks include “Take the Leap” by Sara Bliss, “The Remix” by Lindsey Pollak, ”Limitless” by Laura Gassner Otting and “The Wealth Creator’s Playbook” by John Christianson

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Financial Grownup Guide: 5 Ways Couples Can Learn to be Financial Grownups Together with Professional Matchmaker and Relationship Expert Samantha Daniels

Matchmaker and relationship expert Samantha Daniels joins Bobbi to share her top tips to have financially grownup relationships including what to do if you are a spender and your partner is a saver (or vice versa), exactly when and how to talk about money, who pays when you go out and how to protect your relationship when you finances are under pressure. 

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Financial Grownup Guide: Celebrating episode 200 with 20 quick and easy Financial Grownup tips + Behind the Scenes at the podcast and what’s next

Bobbi shares 20 quick and easy ways to be a little more Financial Grownup. Plus as we cross the 200 mark, Bobbi shares some of her hopes for the podcast as the show grows up. 

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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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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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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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Financial Grownup Guide: 7 ways to invest and make a positive impact with philanthropist Ellen Remmer of Invest for Better

Money is powerful and while it can’t solve the world’s problems, how we invest and the strategic decisions we make can have a huge impact. Learn what you need to look for in an investment, the questions to ask, and the best ways to make sure your investments have the impact you want. 

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Financial Grownup Guide: Organizational Tips for Financial Grownups with Pro-organizer Resourceful Consultants and "Secrets of an Organized Mom" author Barbara Reich

A big part of being a financial grownup is getting organized- and not just with our finances. This goes for our stuff, our technology and even our scheduling. Barbara Reich has shared her secrets with millions appearing on programs like the Today Show and in publications like the New York Times, and now shares with financial grownup listeners.

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Financial Grownup Guide: Top Books for Financial Grownups

Bobbi reveals her favorite new money related books, and how to decide if they are right for you. This month’s picks include Melissa Leong's Happy Go Money, Student Loan Solution by David Carlson, Nathan Latka’s How to be a Capitalist without any Capital, Women with Money by Jean Chatzky and Work Wife by Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur

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