Writing your own rules after rejection with Happy Go Money author Melissa Leong

Happy Go Money author Melissa Leong shares the story of how her teen novels were rejected by mainstream publishers, but went on to sell over 70,000 copies after she decided to take control of her own career. Plus everyday social media tips to be happier no matter how much money you have or don’t have. 

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

Bobbi reveals her favorite new money books, and how to know if they are right for you. This month’s picks include The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money. Thirteen Ways to Right Your Financial Wrongs by CBS News Business Analyst and Certified Financial Planner Jill Schlesinger,  Startup Money Made Easy: The Inc. Guide to Every Financial Question About Starting, Running and Grownup Your Business by Inc magazine Editor at Large Maria Aspan and Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny Pinching Way by Our Next Life blogger and podcaster Tanja Hester.

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BlogHer co-founder Elisa Camahort Page played it safe with her finances so she could take bold risks when starting her business.

Elisa Camahort Page and her BlogHer co-founders went two years without paying themselves a salary. She had the financial foundation to stick with the venture for that long thanks to conservative money habits she established well before deciding to be an entrepreneur. 

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Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran on why you should spend money before you have it (Encore)

Entrepreneur and Investor Barbara Corcoran explains why she believes spending money in a deliberate way even before you earn it is a smart business strategy, and shares the story of her first really big investment. And yes, she committed to it before she had the money.

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Quitting your side hustle with Work Optional author Tanja Hester

Tanja Hester explains why she had to call it quits on the side hustle she loved in order to create new opportunities at her primary job. Plus her big money tip on how to save big on medical expenses while traveling the world. 

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Getting an education in avoiding scam scholarships and finding the gems with Jocelyn Paonita Pearson

Scholarships are anything but free money. They actually take a lot of work. Jocelyn Paonita Pearson shares the story of how she graduated not just debt free, but also with cash to spare, all by knowing where to focus her efforts, and how to avoid the scholarship scams. 

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Paper wealth, personal branding and plastic pants with the Globe.com’s Stephan Paternot

Steph Paternot make a virtual fortune when the internet startup he co-founded in college, TheGlobe.com set records on its first trading day. But he and his company paid the price when his personal brand image as a brash young hard- partying entrepreneur pulled attention away from the business fundamentals. 

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Big City dreams without burning the budget with FIRE influencer and author Grant Sabatier

Grant Sabatier was ready to retire at age 30 with over a million dollars saved - in large part by being mindful of his big expenses. The the author of "Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need” shocked many followers by moving to New York City, one of the most expensive cities in the world. 

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Financial Grownup Guide: 3 Tips for Living in Expensive Cities

Big cities have a lot to offer- but can be expensive. Co-host Grant Sabatier, creator of Millennnial Money and author of the new book “Financial Freedom. A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need” recently moved to New York City despite the costs. He shares his three biggest tips to making it work for your financial grownup money goals, and still live life to the fullest.

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Burning through the big bonus with 30 Day Money Cleanse Author Ashley Feinstein Gerstley

Ashley Feinstein Gerstley, the blogger behind The Fiscal Femme website, quit her high paying investment banking job- but spent money as if nothing had changed. The numbers quickly caught up with her, and she quickly learned to be a Financial Grownup. 

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Author KJ Dell’Antonia on how to be a happier parent, by raising kids to become financial grownups

Parenting expert KJ Dell’Antonia takes the money lessons her parents taught her as a child, and adapts them to her rural life raising 4 kids on a farm. The author of the new book “How to be a Happier Parent” discusses her kids income streams, financial responsibilities, and other behind the scenes details to help other families adapt to the realities of our digital culture. 

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Surviving layoffs and financial do-overs with "7 Steps to Get Out of Debt and Build Wealth" author Adeola Amole

Wealth coach Adeola Omole got a do-over she didn’t want when she got laid off a second time- but by being financially prepared she was able to land on her feet. The author of “7 Steps to get out of Debt and Build Wealth” shares her story of how she came out stronger the second time around. 

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