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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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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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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When your expected tax refund turns out to be a huge tax bill with Student Loan Solution author David Carlson

A side hustle can be a great source of extra income for things like paying down debt. But sometimes that whole paying taxes thing can slip through the cracks when the income isn’t coming from a big company with automatic withholding. Before he was the money savvy personal finance expert of today Student Loan Solution author David Carlson learned an expensive lesson about financial planning.

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How to hit pause on your day job with Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise star and Laurel Road exec Derek Peth

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. 

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How to fund a work sabbatical when opportunity knocks with the Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise star and Laurel Road exec Derek Peth

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. 

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