In this episode I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) are featuring you, our listeners! We’ve received lots of questions throughout the season and so wanted to answer a few of them live!. We answer your questions on how to navigate work/life balance, money mindset strategies, resources we recommend and much more.
In this episode I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) chat with Yulia Steshenko, a certified financial planner who is committed to inclusive financial planning and disability advocacy. We talk about how her disabilities and receiving government assistance has shaped her relationship with money, and why she still struggles with a need to prove herself to others. We also talk about how gratitude has been instrumental in helping her be at peace with where she is, and how she’s found the ability to give so much to others regardless of her circumstances.
What You Hear in This Episode:
- Why Yulia needed to think about retirement planning even before she graduated college
- What it was like putting pressure on herself to succeed professionally, in spite of her disability
- How her disability shaped Yulia’s relationship to money
- Why Yulia feels so strongly about giving back
- How Yulia is able to thrive despite a meager supplemental income
- How she maintains a deep sense of gratitude for her life
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You have big goals, like quitting your job or saving for a house. What can you do to stay on target and make consistent progress toward your goals when you’ve got 29,817 things going on?
In this episode I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) chat with Ryan Hildebrandt, founder of Viral Message Lab, a company that helps writers craft their message for TED talks. Ryan shares a simple method he uses to achieve big goals, financially and in other areas in his life. We chat about what makes up his weekly review, and why this simple process can give you more confidence and permission to go after big scary goals. We also talk about what you can do if you feel bad about maintaining this weekly habit and what you can do to simply get started.
I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) sit down with Dale Thomas Vaughn, marketing director at AirTreks, a company that helps travelers arrange multi destination itineraries. We talk about how he’s made travel a priority and part of his lifestyle, and Dale shares some incredible stories of how he found himself in Paris, London and more. We also talk about what is possible when we decide to say “yes” to opportunities, and how travel is really a tool for making the world a better place.
I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) explore common money myths and how they can prevent us from living our best lives, including examples of how these have manifested in our own lives and what we’ve done to combat them. We also talk about how these myths can be positive, and what you can do to help those around you with living their best financial lives.
In this episode I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) chat with Prerna Malik, co-founder of Content Bistro, a company that writes content for entrepreneurs to help them convert potential clients into customers. We talk about what she did to turn her side business into a full-time venture when her husband fell ill, some of the mindset challenges she had to overcome when it came to growing her income, and how she gives herself permission to thrive in her personal and professional life. We also talk about why keeping your values front and center will help you when you face fear in any kind of financial situation.
We are told it is better to give than to receive, but what and how much should we give? Does giving money carry more weight than giving our time?? What if we feel we don’t have enough money or time?
In this episode I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) chat about the benefits of giving, and share practical ways you can begin to find both time and money if giving is important. We talk about why we’ve personally felt that giving money seems more impactful than volunteering time, how our happiness levels change when we do give, and how you can be intentional about giving so that it’s not based out of guilt or obligation.
I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) sit down with Andy Hill from the Marriage, Kids and Money podcast to talk about how couples can get on the same page when it comes to their finances. We chat about how fights about money aren’t really about money, how to communicate with your partner so neither feels like it’s an attack, and the mindset strategies you both need when it comes to accomplishing big financial goals. We also talk about how communication and decision making as a couple may change when kids enter the picture.
Dealing with a divorce is challenging enough emotionally, but you’re also managing financial stress as well. How are you supposed to navigate these uncertainties in your life, both during and after a divorce?
In this episode, I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) talk with Kayla and Shanah of Cash Wise Ex Wives, an online community where they help divorcees navigate money. Kayla and Shanah went through very different divorces, and speak to how a divorce when single vs. a divorce with kids affected their own finances. We chat about what changed for them after they left their respective exes, how they managed the emotional and financial sides of divorce, and why they believe having a supportive community throughout the process is so important.
In this episode, I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) talk about how finding like-minded community is crucial when making progress toward your financial goals. We also talk about how to engage in conversations with friends and family around money, how to get the conversation started if you’re worried about talking directly about finances, as well as the differences between paid and free accountability groups and the instances in which one may be better than the other.