She blew it! How entrepreneur Susan Mcpherson leveraged the sniffles into a pile of cash.

As a child, the future founder of McPherson Strategies learned about money when it was used as an incentive. Susan McPherson also shares an extremely important money tip about ways to give to charity beyond your means as we get towards the holiday season. 

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Using an inheritance to fund a new foundation after losing loved ones with Modern Loss author Rebecca Soffer

Modern Loss author Rebecca Soffer not only had to come to terms with losing her parents at a young age, she also had to reconcile complicated feelings about using the money she inherited after their deaths, to fund her dream home for her own growing family. 

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When money is not your motive: How to snap out of financial complacency and jumpstart your career with The Subway Girls author Susie Orman Schnall

Susie Orman Schall was financially content and lacked the motivation to rev up her writing career. Then a ’tough love’ conversation with a friend motivated her to get back to her A game. The mindset change resulted in phenomenal reviews and success for her latest novel, Subway Girls. 

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Nice ways to become a financial grownup with author Fran Hauser

Fran Hauser became a financial grownup very young, helping her immigrant parents build their businesses by doing the books and serving as a liaison to clients as early as 1st grade. The author of “The Myth of the Nice Girl, Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate” now applies those early life lessons to her search for  startup investment opportunities.   

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Investing in walking birthday cake with Brandless CEO Tina Sharkey

When Brandless CEO Tina Sharkey turned 30, she  didn’t want a birthday party- she just wanted the cake. Specifically a photograph of a walking birthday cake with legs that was by artist Laurie Simmons. Little did she know the significant role that work would play in her life. 

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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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Shhh... Clever Girl Finance's Bola Sokunbi had a secret luxury handbag habit

Clever Girl Finance’s Bola Sokumbi is famous for saving $100k on a $54k salary in about 3 years. But then she started dropping $3,000 on a massive collection of luxury handbags, most of which she never even used. 

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Dramatic income swings with Transformers 4 actress Victoria Summer

When model and actress Victoria Summer got her big break first in Saving Mr. Banks playing Julie Andrews, and then in Transformers 4, she was happy about the big upfront paycheck- but got really excited when she learned about residuals aka passive income. 

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Getting it right the second time around with the Muse CEO Kathryn Minshew

After 148 rejections in the first funding round, Kathryn Minshew co-founder and CEO of the Muse took note of what she did wrong and upped her game when she went looking for new financing. Minshew scored close to $30 million thanks to the new approach. 

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