From foreclosure to financial freedom with Rich Habit's Tom Corley

Tom Corley grew up in financial turmoil but after studying the wealthy was able to copy their habits and make his money dreams into a reality. 

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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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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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Brand You income streams with Latina entrepreneur and influencer Amanda Abella

Entrepreneur and influencer Amanda Abella found out she was underpaid and often overlooked. But when she started playing hardball in negotiations with a really big potential client, she and her agent did not get the response they expected. 

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To Give or to Lend with Her Money Matters Jen Hemphill

Jen Hemphill and her husband believe in supporting family, but when the author of Her Money Matters, and the host of the podcast of the same name, was asked to lend money to a relative, she realized it would come at a cost to her own financial well being. 

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How to recover when your credit score is unfairly poisoned with Popcorn Finance's Chris Browning

Chris Browning, host of the Popcorn Finance podcast got a clean bill of health for his wife after a hospital stay a few years ago. But despite having been patients there before, a billing mixup left his credit score needing intensive care. 

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Financially naked math and tough talk with author Manisha Thakor CFP®

Certified Financial Planner Manisha Thakor bonded with her dad over a love of the HP12C calculator and all of its investing tools. Now, the author of Get Financially Naked  shares her actual math formulas on how to lock in the right number for retirement and other goals. No excuses for listeners after this episode. 

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How to make checks appear in your mailbox with the Millennial Money Fix author Doug Boneparth CFP®

Doug Boneparth  CFP® got his entrepreneurial game on early in life when at just 15 he was selling Japanese Anime video’s on a new platform- eBay. While the business did not last, the lessons about supply and demand, as well as keeping track of the profits, provided the foundation for the entrepreneur he is today. 

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Mis-adventures in real estate with NY Times correspondent and author John Schwartz

John Schwartz, NY Times correspondent and author of the new book “This Is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order” shares the story of his first home purchase, how it brought him to the brink of bankruptcy, and why he flosses every day. 

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Lynnette Khalfani-Cox played hide and seek from her debt

Money expert Lynnette Khalfani-Cox admits she was “young and dumb” when she owed money and could not pay it back. Instead of facing her reality- she hoped if she ignored it, it would go away. It did not. 

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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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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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How ABC News Rebecca Jarvis became the financial grownup friend we all want and need

Rebecca Jarvis, ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent, and Host and Managing editor of the “No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis”  learned her financial lessons early. But the truth about the value of that education really came to light when she learned what was going on with a dear friend.  You will learn why you want Rebecca, and friends like her, on your team. 

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Author David Bach fesses up to a life-changing money mistake

Even the best money experts can make money mistakes. For nine-time New York Times best-selling author David Bach, it happened in college. It is not that surprising that he got buried in credit card debt. That happens to a lot of students who get tempted by the easy credit available. But after paying off his debt, David went back and did it again! 

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