Taking your small business from startup to grownup with The Boreland Group CEO Jennefer Witter

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. 

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Re-branding your business for focused growth with The She Shift's Melissa Clark

Entrepreneur Melissa Clark had a lot going on- too much. Even she was confused. She was a wellness practitioner, creating content on many platforms including local tv, podcasting video and books, including a children’s book, as well as coaching and speaking businesses focused on women’s empowerment. But letting go and narrower her focus was a challenge. 

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Learning how to buy a car like a Financial Grownup with PT Money

Philip Taylor, aka PT Money was too cool to do any research, or any real negotiation when buying his first car. But the crushing payments, and having to call his dad for help quickly brought him back to reality. 

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Flushing money down the lavish loo at your wedding with the Debt Free Guys John Schneider and David Auten

John Schneider and David Auten went 40 percent over budget at their recent wedding- including a couple thousand dollars on a very fancy portable restroom known as the Lavish Loo. Looking back, they would have said I don’t to many of their expenses. 

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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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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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How to fund your Olympic dreams with Silver Medalist Jeremiah Brown

Canadian rower Jeremiah Brown, author of “The 4 Year Olympian”  had a dream- to make it to the Olympics in four years- without sinking into debt. That meant downsizing, living lean, and learning how to get the most financial  support possible for his athletic ambitions. 

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A tough lesson about paper trails with Young, Fun, and Financially Free author Leanna Haakons

Leanna Haakons trusted a friend to sell her car so she could use the proceeds for tuition. But when she handed over the keys, he hit the road leaving her without the cash to pay for school. 

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Whatever Lola wants Lola has to ask for with Melanie Lockert

When Melanie Lockert and her partner launched the Lola Retreat in 2017, profits were at the bottom of their list. So low they did not even try to get sponsors until just a few weeks before the event. What happened then was shocking. Plus a money tip for the luxury lover.

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Growing up with dad Tony Robbins taught Josh Robbins the value of the intentional and unapologetic splurge.

Growing up with dad Tony Robbins taught Josh Robbins the value of the intentional and unapologetic splurge.  Josh Robbins shares the no-regrets story of his 11-year old self blowing a huge sum of money on one of the most memorable days of his life. 

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Stacking Benjamins' Joe Saul-Sehy pays the price for wearing plastic shoes

 

The host of popular "The Stacking Benjamins Podcast" and "Money in the Mornings" fesses up to having been a cheapskate fashion victim early in his career- and how learning to dress better, literally made him wealthier. 

 

 

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Acting like a financial grownup didn't play out for millennial money expert Stefanie O'Connell

Stefanie O’Connell had stars in her eyes but no cash in her bank account.. So she pivoted her passion for drama into a more profitable profession. 

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Babies and bringing home the Bacon with Kickass Single Mom Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson, Author of The Kickass Single Mom: Be Financially Independent, Discover Your Sexiest Self and Raise Fabulous Happy Children and the force behind the Wealthy Single Mommy website shares the dramatic story of how a tragic accident led to the end of her marriage.

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How Ben & Jerry's ice cream inspired MSNBC's JJ Ramberg's entrepreneurial ventures

MSNBC Your Business host JJ Ramberg didn’t just love Ben & Jerry’s ice cream growing up. She loved their mission. That led not only to her career interviewing entrepreneurs on television but to her own socially responsible ventures including Goodshop and The Startup Club. 

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Gen FKD's David Grasso shares how to play defense with your money

Millennial financial literacy advocate David Grasso, of Gen FKD and Bold Business shares the story of his Cuban immigrant mother and how at age 9 she found herself in charge of the family finances after an unexpected accidental death in the family. 

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NBC Today show Financial Editor Jean Chatzky on how much to charge for your work

Pricing is one of the biggest challenges in business - especially when it has to do with figuring out what you yourself are worth. Jean shares her strategy as well as how to manage the emotional side of money management. 

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The investing secret Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary's mom kept from him

Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary shares a story about his mother and a secret he learned about after she passed away. The Entrepreneur, who is also behind O’Shares and O’Leary Ventures  reveals in the story how his mothers choices informed his investing style, which is heavily focused on dividends. 

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