Financial Grownup Guide: Top new money books for grownups right now (August)

Bobbi reveals her favorite new money related books, and how to decide if they are right for you. This month’s picks include The Startup Squad by Brian Weisfeld and Nicole Kear, Grown and Flown: How to support your teen, stay close as a family and raise independent adults which is by Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa Heffernan, And then finally The Essential First-Time Home Buyers book: How to buy a house, Get a Mortgage and Close a Real Estate deal by Judy Dutton and Realtor.com editors.

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Financial Grownup Guide: Saving while setting up a first home or dorm room with Grown and Flown author Mary Dell Harrington

First homes and dorms often trigger huge spending sprees, for what is also usually a very small space. We break down how to prioritize and save money with Mary Dell Harrington, co-author of the new book Grown and Flown, How to Support your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults.

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How to beat the competition by hiring them and other ways to grow a business with entrepreneur and The Startup Squad author Brian Weisfeld

The Startup Club author Brian Weisfeld joins Bobbi to share the story of how he beat the competition- by hiring them while he grew his first business in elementary school. He also shares an every day money tip about lowering your subscription bills, even if the initial phone calls threatening to cancel fail.

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Financial Grownup Guide: 5 pitfalls first-time home buyers must avoid with Realtor.com’s Judy Dutton

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The top 5 pitfalls for first-time homeowners to avoid

  • Pitfall 1: Not checking your credit score

  • Pitfall 2: Not figuring out how much home you can afford

  • Pitfall 3: Not getting pre-approved for a mortgage

  • Pitfall 4: Assuming you need a 20% down payment

  • Pitfall 5: Just going with the first real estate agent someone recommends

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Financial Grownup Guide: Top new money books for grownups right now (July)

Bobbi reveals her favorite new money related books, and how to decide if they are right for you. This month’s picks include “Mom and Dad We Need to Talk. How to Have Essential Conversations with Your Parents About Their Finances” by Cameron Huddleston, “Clever Girl Finance: Ditch Debt, Save Money, and Build Real Wealth” by Bola Sokunbi and “Agent of Influence How to use Spy Skills to Sell Anything and Build a Successful Business” by Jason Hanson”

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Financial Grownup Guide: 6 credit myths that will probably surprise you with Clever Girl Finance author Bola Sokunbi

Having good credit matters for so many things we want to do as financial grownups- from things as simple as getting a credit card, to being able to get a mortgage or even a job. But there are a lot of myths around what makes a good credit score and what can hurt it. We tackle 6 of them with Clever Girl Finance author Bola Sokunbi. 

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The money talk most of us avoid - and the steep price we pay as a result with author Cameron Huddleston

Cameron Huddleston wrote her new book “Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk. How to Have Essential Conversations With Your Parents About Their Finances” when she found herself confronted with huge issues after not talking to her mom about her money- which she shares on the podcast. The book hits on a huge issue impacting all generations and all income levels. 

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

Bobbi reveals her favorite new money related books, and how to decide if they are right for you. This month’s picks include “Take the Leap” by Sara Bliss, “The Remix” by Lindsey Pollak, ”Limitless” by Laura Gassner Otting and “The Wealth Creator’s Playbook” by John Christianson

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How to make grownup money doing what you love by getting honest about who is willing to pay you for it with Take The Leap author Sara Bliss

Sara Bliss liked her career writing for prestigious magazines, but she loved being able to pay her bills and have the financial freedom she deserved for her hard work, even more. So she decided to write for clients who had the budgets to pay her more, and has never looked back. She also shares tips on how to levelup careers from her bestselling book "Take The Leap".

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Exit strategies and how to sell your business with Limitless author Laura Gassner Otting

Limitless author Laura Gassner Otting wanted out of her business, and she wanted to get what she was worth. But because she only wanted to sell to a certain buyer, she had to be creative in how she priced the enterprise to get what she really wanted. Plus a controversial tip about what to send - and not send- when people are hurting. 

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Bottomless allowance and the challenge of raising financial grownups with Wealth Creator’s Playbook author John Christianson

Being a grownup is hard, but being a parent to emerging financial grownups may be even harder. Author John Christianson talks with Bobbi about the challenges of raising financial grownups - when it’s easier for the parents to support them. 

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Financial Grownup Guide - 4 Kindness tips for Grownups with Simple Acts author Natalie Silverstein

Part of being a grownup is learning to be thankful for what we have, and to give back. It all comes down to simple acts of kindness. We speak with, Natalie Silverstein,  the author of Simple Acts. The Busy Family’s Guide to Giving Back who shares specific ways even the busiest of grownups can give back to the community in ways that make all of our lives richer. 

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How to find a mentor, get over imposter syndrome and make more money with Clifford Swan Investment Counselors Chairman and CEO Linda Davis Taylor

Linda Davis Taylor looked like she had it all, but wanted to make more money. An unexpected meeting with the man who became her mentor took her out of her comfort zone, and into a role that would catapult her into a field where she made her mark, and inspired others to follow in her footsteps.

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How financial grownups can negotiate for more money and better deals with The Remix author, Lindsey Pollak

Author and workplace strategist Lindsey Pollack shares a negotiation story with a big twist and a surprise ending. Plus how we often fail ourselves in negotiations by not using simple techniques when putting together deals, and how we can learn to up our game. 

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

Welcome to a new installment of our monthly feature- and one of my favorite episodes-  here on the Financial Grownup podcast, quick reviews of the money books we are loving right now- and you might want to check out. This month’s books include:

Broke Millennial takes on Investing

Dig Your Heels In

An Economist Walks into a Brothel

Travel Anywhere and Avoid Being a Tourist

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Financial Grownup Guide- 3 actionable investing tips with "Broke Millennial Takes on Investing" author Erin Lowry.

Broke Millennial’s Erin Lowry joins Bobbi with 3 specific things you can do today to upgrade your investing strategy, along with her take on how to be a successful investor.  For example: How much should you be paying for your investments? How long should you set it and forget it- when do you check in on your investments? What is an investment audit? Are all index funds the same? Plus a preview of her new book “Broke Millennial Takes on Investing’ . How to tell if your goals are in line with the investment choices you are making? And what to do if you don’t understand an investment term but don’t want to ask. 

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How to cut through the content clutter and travel like a Financial Grownup with Fathom co-founder Pavia Rosati

Traveling like a grownup can be overwhelming. Pavia Rosati had the world class intel everyone wanted.  But she and her Fathom co-founder thought they needed a business savvy partner. Except they never found Mr/Ms. right. So they stepped up their game and did it themselves. 

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Learning to lower risk and better negotiate, by studying the riskiest of businesses with Allison Schrager, author of “An Economist Walks into a Brothel"

A story pitch led economist Allison Schrager to conquer her own negotiating fears by learning from the economically savvy workers at a Nevada brothel. The experience led her to investigate the most compelling and successful approaches to negotiation, reducing risk and increasing the chances of success. 

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