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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Financial Grownup Guide: 7 ways to invest and make a positive impact with philanthropist Ellen Remmer of Invest for Better

Money is powerful and while it can’t solve the world’s problems, how we invest and the strategic decisions we make can have a huge impact. Learn what you need to look for in an investment, the questions to ask, and the best ways to make sure your investments have the impact you want. 

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Honey you bought the wrong life insurance with Broke Millennial’s Erin Lowry

Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial Takes on Investing thought her new hubby was all set when he assured her he had bought life insurance to protect his parents obligation to his student debt. But a chance discovery revealed the insurance was not what either of them thought he had purchased. 

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Imitation is the best way to success and other entrepreneur advice with author Nathan Latka

Millennial entrepreneur, podcaster, and author Nathan Latka shares how his love of pizza hut, his friends and willingness to put his money and savings where his mouth is got him what he wanted as a 5 year old child. Latka also previews his new book "How to Be A Capitalist Without Any Capital” and the strategies and systems that have grown his many ventures. 

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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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How to manage sudden financial opportunity with 4-time Olympian and Certified Financial Planner Lauryn Williams

At 20-years old, Lauryn Williams CFP® was the fastest woman in America, and suddenly faced some very grownup financial decisions. Lauryn shares how she put together a team of advisors including her coach and an agent, how they vetted different sponsors, and how she learned to get paid to run for a living. 

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Crying over spilled milk and other childhood money lessons with Kabbage Co-founder Kathryn Petralia

Fearless financial independence was a lesson superstar entrepreneur and Kabbage Co-founder and COO Kathryn Petralia learned early on from her parents. Now she is using those skills to not only build her company but to instill strong family and financial values in her own kids. 

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TV dinners and Sushi in the age of Jane Fonda: M13’s Courtney Reum on family dinners and life lessons

Startup guru Courtney Reum credits family dinners and the lessons served with helping to create the foundation of his business success. Along with his brother, he has not only built and sold his own venture (Veev) and written a best seller “Shortcut Your Startup”, but is now also mentoring and supporting a new generation of entrepreneurs and brands. 

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Ron Lieber knows a guy with the secret to financial aid (encore)

The Opposite of Spoiled author Ron Lieber dishes on the underground network he tapped into as a teen to ace the financial aid game- and gives a sneak peak into his next book “What to Pay for College".Plus Ron’s secret to getting hot tickets at below market prices- Including the Cubs.

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Career switch in a judgement free zone with Geometry of Wealth author Brian Portnoy

Geometry of Wealth author Brian Portnoy invested time and money in an academic career, but made a career change that got a lot of backlash. But looking back that judgement only makes him more sure he made the right move. 

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Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton reveals how he got top billing over Lady Gaga, and making $50k in 2 hours.

Perez Hilton pioneered blogging as a profession, starting with his first $5 payday from Google Adsense. The once-bankrupt Hilton has built a multi-media business on that foundation, moving into YouTube, television and his latest venture, a guest stint at Chippendales in Vegas. 

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But who will inherit your cryptocurrency? with FutureFile's Carol Roth

Carol Roth’s father left a priceless gift when he passed. Now, she is using that to help others map out their plans for everything from their social media accounts, to their cryptocurrency and bitcoin assets, using her innovative FutureFile system. 

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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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Brand building and the bottom line with Likeable Media's Carrie Kerpen

Likeable media’s Carrie Kerpen made a decision to step away from the day-to-day of her growing social media agency to focus almost exclusively on brand building. Today she is the host of the All the Social Ladies podcast,  the author of Work It: Secrets for Success from the Boldest Women in Business, and hosts a Facebook Watch channel under the Work It brand.  

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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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