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So Money with Farnoosh Torabi

English, Finance, 1 season, 1705 episodes, 4 days, 16 hours, 41 minutes
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Host Farnoosh Torabi is an award-winning financial strategist, TV host and bestselling author. So Money brings inspiring money strategies and stories straight from today's top business minds, authors and influencers. What was their financial journey and how do they master their money today? Hear from inspiring individuals and learn about their financial philosophies, wins, failures and habits. Plus, their secret guilty pleasures. On Fridays, tune in as Farnoosh answers your biggest questions about money, career, guests, you name it. Submit your question for Farnoosh at www.SoMoneyPodcast.com.
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1671: Ask Farnoosh: Harrison Butker's Deranged Graduation Speech and More!

Today's show: Managing a $100k inheritance; debt pay-down strategies; should I pay for a certification to switch careers if I'm in debt? Also: Farnoosh weighs in on Footballer Harrison Butker's ridiculous graduation speech directed at the women graduates.Sign up for the So Money Members Club.Get on the waitlist for the next Book to Brand here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/17/202426 minutes, 36 seconds
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1670: Money, Murder and Modern Feminism with Jo Piazza, Author of The Sicilian Inheritance

Author of the national bestselling novel THE SICILIAN INHERITANCE and host of the UNDER THE INFLUENCE podcast, Jo Piazza, joins the show to discuss the rich themes in her newest book. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/15/202438 minutes, 14 seconds
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1669: LLC versus S-Corp: Which One Is Right For You?

Stay tuned for tonight's Webby's BTS, where So Money receives an award -- on Farnoosh's Instagram.Today's show covers the ins and outs of LLCs and S-Corps and how to determine which one (or both) is best for structuring your business. The guest is Hannah Cole, creator of Sunlight Tax. You can visit Sunlight Tax for resources mentioned in today's episode. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/13/202435 minutes, 13 seconds
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1668: Ask Farnoosh: I'm the Sole Breadwinner Right Now. Can I Afford to Change Jobs?

Join the So Money Members Club to gain access to Farnoosh on the go and a front-row seat to her monthly workshops.Today's episode addresses questions from the audience about career transitions. One listener is concerned that making a job switch could impact the finances in her relationship, as she is the sole breadwinner at the moment. Another listener struggles to pivot in her 40s, worried about the risks of "starting over" in a new career. Finally, one friend in the audience wants to know how to become more ready for retirement. Where should she park $400,000 in cash? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/10/202437 minutes, 4 seconds
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1667: Managing Your Mental Health as an “Only” or “Other”

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to reflect on how our financial well-being impacts our mental health and how generational trauma may be at the root of stress and anxiety about money. Guest Sahaj Kohli is the founder of Brown Girl Therapy and the author of the new book But What Will People Say: Navigating Mental Health, Identity, Love, and Family Between Cultures. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/8/202434 minutes, 5 seconds
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1666: Keys to Getting Your Money's Worth with a Financial Advisor

We’re dedicating this entire episode to probably the biggest question I get from listeners: Should I work with a financial planner? We’re addressing your top concerns and questions about working with a financial advisor with guest Pam Krueger, a seasoned financial journalist and the creator and co-host of MoneyTrack, which ran on PBS stations nationwide.Pam is also the founder of Wealthramp, a platform that has matched over 20,000 individuals with fiduciary advisors and financial planners since 2019 and boasts client retention rates exceeding 98%. Wealthramp's vetted advisor network spans the country and offers diversity in geography, specialization, gender, and fee structure. No matter your income or asset level, Wealthramp is flexible, and can accommodate your needs with various project scopes and fee options.I'm excited to announce my collaboration with Pam and Wealthramp to connect So Money audience members with top-notch, fee-only financial advisors. Visit wealthramp.com/farnoosh to start the easy process of finding an advisor or planner aligned with your needs, goals, and budget. The initial meeting with any advisor is free. One thing I especially like about Wealthramp is the advisors they recommend can’t contact you unless you ask them to - your information is protected, and you’re in control. Again, the website is wealthramp.com/Farnoosh. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/6/202435 minutes, 47 seconds
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1665: Ask Farnoosh: Withdraw Early From My 401k to Pay Off Debt?

Join Farnoosh's private community to up-level your finances at SoMoneyMembers.Last day to join Book to Brand in NYC.This week's questions: Does it ever make sense to withdraw early from a 401k to pay down debt? What investing fees should we watch out for? Is my target date fund OK, or should I expand my investments? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/202428 minutes, 6 seconds
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1664: Retirement Planning for Small and Micro Business Owners

The average worker believes they need over $1 million to retire comfortably. How can small business owners secure this lofty financial goal for themselves and their employees with less stress? Guest Jean Smart is the founder and CEO of Penelope, a fintech company that is disrupting retirement solutions for small and micro businesses. Penelope (named after her daughter) was inspired by her personal experiences, as Jean is the daughter of Korean immigrant business owners who were not prepared for their own retirement. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/1/202431 minutes, 45 seconds
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1663: First-Gen Finances and Overcoming Survivor’s Guilt with Jannese Torres

Jannese Torres is an award-winning Latina money expert. She became an accidental entrepreneur after a job loss inspired her to turn her food blog into a six-figure business. Throughout the years, her passion for entrepreneurship led her to notice a gap in the conversation around money. Her debut book, Financially Lit, offers culturally relevant and relatable personal finance advice to make you feel seen, heard and understood. Whether it’s the guilt you feel from being the first person to “make it” while members of your family are still struggling or the way financial trauma manifests itself in negative and limiting beliefs around money, Torres is here to guide you through it all. Check out Jannese's first interview on So Money. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/29/202434 minutes, 39 seconds
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1662: Ask Farnoosh: Major Credit Card Debt and Career Indecision (Should I Quit?)

Registration for Farnoosh's investing workshop closes soon. Secure your spot here.This week: Helping a listener who's overwhelmed by credit card bills; Should a listener quit her job if she is the breadwinner? And should another listener take an early retirement package if they still need to make money? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/26/202431 minutes, 19 seconds
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1661: Webby Winning Podcast with Michelle Buteau, Star of Netflix's Survival of the Thickest

So Money has officially won the 2024 Webby for BEST LIVE EPISODE RECORDING with comedian, actress and author Michelle Buteau. Relive the magic of that episode today, as Michelle shares her struggles and wins, rising through the world of show business and comedy. Learn about her investments, savings strategies and financial hopes for her two children. (This episode aired originally on August 21, 2023) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/24/202435 minutes, 2 seconds
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1660: Money & Divorce: The Case for 50/50 Shared Parenting

In her new book The 50/50 Solution, creator of the Wealthy Single Mommy community Emma Johnson showcases the robust research proving that, in the vast majority of cases, equal timesharing is the best outcome for everyone in a family where the adults no longer live together. The 50/50 Solution will show you that equal parenting time leads to better physical, emotional, and mental health for children of divorce, higher career earnings for single mothers, fathers who are more engaged and whose rights as parents are preserved and far less parental and legal conflict. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/22/202433 minutes, 48 seconds
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1659: Ask Farnoosh: I'm Debt-Free! Should I Still Have Credit Cards?

Register for Farnoosh's Investing Masterclass on April 29Prospective Authors: Join Farnoosh at Book to Brand in NYC - few seats left!Join the Waitlist for the So Money Members ClubToday's show: The benefits of credit cards, recommended stock portfolio allocations and resources for helping kids learn about money. Plus: How to execute a Roth IRA? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/19/202426 minutes, 20 seconds
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1658: Defining Enough, Smart Investments and Raising Grounded Kids with Carl Richards

Carl Richards is a Certified Financial Planner™ and creator of the Sketch Guy column, which appeared weekly for a decade in The New York Times. He is the author of The Behavior Gap and host of the new podcast 50 Fires (I'm a guest!). We cover a range of complex financial topics in this episode from "enoughness" to finding meaning in your career and making investments that are "worth it."Listen to Carl's previous appearance on So Money. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/17/202444 minutes, 32 seconds
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1657: Creating More Financial Security With a Portfolio Life

My career has never been this ONE thing, and I sometimes worry that it seems like I’m scattered. My guest today wants us all to feel validated and secure in pursuing multiple pursuits simultaneously. Christina Wallace is the author of The Portfolio Life, in which she shares how we can develop an identity that is so much broader than just how we monetize our time today. Christina is also a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, where she teaches entrepreneurship and leads the HBS Startup Bootcamp. She is also the co-founder of Nothing Ventured Productions, where she and her co-founders provide access to micro-investments in Broadway theatre. Christina and I will talk more about investing in theatre, crafting your portfolio life, and the applications of AI in our daily lives. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/15/202435 minutes, 43 seconds
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1656: Ask Farnoosh: House Rich, Cash Poor. Should I Sell? (Encore)

This episode originally aired on March 8, 2024.Learn more about Farnoosh's private book workshop Book to Brand here.This week: Questions about how much is 'enough' to store in a checking account versus a savings account, the pros and cons of 529 prepaid college tuition plans, and whether a listener should sell her home if the equity can provide her family with more financial flexibility. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/12/202428 minutes, 41 seconds
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1655: Loud Budgeting, Gen X Finances and More with Stephanie Vaught (Encore)

We're exploring Loud Budgeting, a financial trend that originated on TikTok. How does it work? Is it a good strategy for everyone?Guest Stephanie Vaught is the founder of Social Money Finance, a personal finance company specializing in helping Gen X women make empowered financial decisions. She is also the co-founder of The Creators' Nest in Detroit, MI.This episode originally aired on Feb 14, 2024. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/10/202438 minutes, 43 seconds
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1654: Family Boundaries to Protect Your Financial Health (Encore)

This episode originally aired on March 4, 2024. What did you learn about money growing up? What were the messages you received about money from parents, your friends, media and your culture? Our guest Giovanna "Gigi" Gonzalez is the author of Cultura and Cash, in which she shares her journey as the daughter of Mexican immigrants and the money scripts she needed to rewrite as an adult to claim financial security.Gigi is a TikTok influencer and financial educator who, during The Great Resignation, quit her 10-year corporate career to pursue her true passion: teaching financial literacy to young adults. In our conversation, she highlights some of the advice from her book Cultura and Cash on how to avoid some of the financial pressures from family and culture and how to define financial security on your own terms. You can follow Gigi @TheFirstGenMentor.This episode originally aired on March 4, 2024. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/8/202434 minutes, 34 seconds
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1653: Ask Farnoosh: Comparing Rewards Cards, Credit Score Tips, Salary Negotiations

Today's show includes tips for opening a good rewards credit card, why it's wise to keep an old credit account open, and salary negotiation advice.VOTE for SO MONEY to win a WEBBY AWARD.Join the WAITLIST for enrollment in Farnoosh's So Money Members Club.Sign up for Book to Brand by Friday, April 5, midnight ET, and receive DISCOUNTED pricing.Follow Farnoosh on Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/5/202428 minutes, 30 seconds
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1652: The Science of Communicating Around Money with Charles Duhigg, NYT Bestselling Author of Supercommunicators

Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist and author of the NYT bestseller Supercommunicators Charles Duhigg shares science-backed ways to communicate effectively about money, work, and life. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/3/202432 minutes, 50 seconds
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1651: What Women (Actually) Want in Their Financial Lives

When it comes to career and finances, what do women really want to achieve? What's holding them back? Guest Wendy Petties, also known as the Relationships Whisperer, is a Psychologist, MBA, and Sex Educator who uses this eclectic trio of skills to guide women toward financial empowerment and personal fulfillment. Wendy's personal story is also a testament to resilience. From filing bankruptcy to achieving millionaire status in record time, she's transformed her life by increasing the pleasure in her relationships—with herself, others, and money. Wendy is the creator of the Sexy Money® System, the magic formula she used to turn her financial struggles into abundance. Take her free online assessment here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/1/202440 minutes, 52 seconds
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1650: Ask Farnoosh (New!): Home Buying Advice, Rollover Roth IRAs and Stay-at-Home Girlfriend Drama

Join Farnoosh's free workshop on how to strike a big book deal here.Learn more about the So Money members club and our monthly workshops here.Today's show: The stay-at-home-girlfriend is in trouble. Cosmopolitan has the scoop. Also, how to prepare for the spring home buying season, pivoting in your career in your 40s, Roth rollover rules and more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/29/202427 minutes, 7 seconds
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1649: Teaching Kids About Spending and Saving

Guest Karen Holland, founder of GiftingSense.org, is on a mission to prepare today’s school-aged children to think before they buy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/27/202439 minutes, 7 seconds
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1648: The Power of MicroSkills, Small Actions That Lead to Big Impact

Do you want to learn how to build your career without breaking yourself? Build and maintain your professional reputation? Become a subject matter expert and a more effective communicator? These are big goals but our guests today, the authors of a forthcoming book called MicroSkills, say the key is to break a complex task into small, learnable skills that can be practiced, and incorporated real-time. Dr. Resa Lewiss is Professor of Emergency Medicine & Radiology as well as Director of the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Division at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She is also the host of The Visible Voices Podcast. Dr. Adaira Landry is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School & Assistant Residency Director for the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Programs. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/25/202434 minutes, 34 seconds
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1647: (Encore) Ask Farnoosh: Investing in Real Estate, Financial Transparency in Marriage

Sorry, friends! I'm currently dealing with an injury, so this is an encore of one of my favorite episodes, which originally aired on February 23, 2024. Thanks for your patience!! Read the Amazon scam article in The Cut;Download Farnoosh’s cribsheet for When She Makes MoreThis week from the mailbag: Thoughts on playing the lottery, investing in real estate syndication, selling a home you inherited, and how much financial transparency is necessary in a marriage? Referenced on the episode: Interview with co-founders of GoodEgg Investment. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/23/202429 minutes, 44 seconds
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1646: Winning Scripts and Strategies to Land the Job Interview

Whether online or in-person, today's episode offers road-tested strategies and scripts for winning the job interview. How to discuss a gap in your resume? How to test if the company is the right culture fit? How to discuss pay? Our guest is Hanna Howard, Senior Work Editor for CNBC Make It. Howard hosts a new online course venture called Smarter by CNBC Make It. The first paid course, How to Ace Your Job Interview, gives people a leg up on the competition by pulling back the curtain on the hiring process and showing users how to excel at their job interviews. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/20/202433 minutes, 46 seconds
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1645: The Smart Science of Failure with Amy Shoenthal, Author of The Setback Cycle

Setbacks are unavoidable in business, finance, career, and relationships. While uncomfortable, they provide an opportunity to redefine success and gain a renewed perspective. Some of the world’s most prominent leaders attribute their setbacks to the reason they found success. Their lowest moments paved the way for their creative rebirth. But why does this happen? Guest Amy Shoenthal spent the past few years researching this phenomenon and developing a framework for her book, The Setback Cycle. On the podcast, she shares the science behind setbacks and how everyone can navigate their businesses, careers -- and lives -- armed with the tools to work through this inevitable cycle.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/18/202429 minutes, 23 seconds
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1644: Ask Farnoosh: Are We in a "Silent Recession?"

Farnoosh begins with the question: Are we in a silent recession? You can read more about the story she references here.Other questions: What are the rules and costs for moving money from a brokerage account into a Roth IRA? Any risks to having a single bank that houses all your accounts? And how to find a good accountant?Reserve a spot at Farnoosh's Book to Brand workshop in NYC and get an early bird discount ($500) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/15/202425 minutes, 24 seconds
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1643: *LIVE AUDIENCE* with Sarah LaFleur, Founder of MM LaFleur

*Recorded live at M.M. LaFleur in New York City on February 27th** Farnoosh interviews Sarah LaFleur, founder of the NY-based fashion brand, on how she pivoted the women's wear company during Covid, business lessons from her start-up days, the evolution of workwear, and more.More about Sarah: She founded M.M.LaFleur in 2013 with a mission to help women take the work out of getting dressed so they can focus on what matters to them. Before founding M.M.LaFleur, she worked at Bain & Co. in New York and TechnoServe in South Africa. Sarah sits on the Advisory Council of the New York Federal Reserve and is a board member of the Downtown Alliance of New York City. Most recently, she is a Henry Crown Fellow within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute. She graduated from Harvard University. M.M.LaFleur is named after her mother, whom she calls her biggest inspiration. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/13/202438 minutes, 33 seconds
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1642: Tax Help: Your Bookkeeping Done in 5 Minutes

With the business tax filing deadline fast approaching, today's show shares advice on simplifying the bookkeeping process. Guest Nicole Barham is the founder and CEO of Design Your Wealth and creator of 5 Minute Bookkeeper, which shows solo entrepreneurs how to do a whole year of bookkeeping in an hour or less.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/11/202429 minutes, 23 seconds
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1641: Ask Farnoosh: Should I Sell My House to Pay Off Debt? How Much Should I Keep in Checking? Pros/Cons of 529 Prepaid Plans

Learn more about Farnoosh's private book workshop Book to Brand here.This week: Questions about how much is 'enough' to store in a checking account versus savings account, the pros and cons to 529 prepaid college tuition plans and should a listener sell her home if the equity can provid her family with more financial flexibility? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/8/202428 minutes, 39 seconds
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1640: Unhappy at Work? Ways to Create More Meaning and Money in Your Career

Career satisfaction is at an all-time low. Certified Professional Coach Eliana Goldstein offers advice on how to create more meaning and money in your career. Check out Eliana's Career Upgrade Program and use the code SOMONEY for $100 off.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/6/202430 minutes, 37 seconds
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1639: How Childhood and Culture Influence Our Relationship With Money

What did you learn about money growing up? What were the messages you received about money from parents, your friends, media and your culture? Our guest Giovanna "Gigi" Gonzalez is the author of Cultura and Cash, in which she shares her journey as the daughter of Mexican immigrants and the money scripts she needed top rewrite as an adult to claim financial security. Gigi is a TikTok influencer, financial educator, who during The Great Resignation, quit her 10 year corporate career to pursue her true passion: teaching financial literacy to young adults. In our conversation she highlights some of the advice from her book Cultura and Cash on how to avoid some of the financial pressures from family and culture, and how to define financial security on your own terms. You can follow Gigi @TheFirstGenMentor. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/4/202434 minutes, 29 seconds
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1638: Ask Farnoosh: What's Better? Target Date vs Index Fund, CD vs HYSA, Custodial Account vs 529?

We're comparing various financial products today. From target-date funds to index funds, CDs, High-Yield Savings Accounts, and Health Savings Accounts.Special guest Georgia Lee Hussey, founder of Modernist Financial, joins with advice. Plus: Ways to effectively contribute to political causes during this election year. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/1/202432 minutes, 8 seconds
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1637: Early Stage Entrepreneurship Advice: Funding, Staffing, Mentorship and Marketing

From selling Girl Scout cookies to running multiple businesses, guest Stephanie Cartin shares her lifelong journey as an entrepreneur. Today, she is the co-host of the Entreprenista Podcast and the co-founder of Entreprenista, a media company and membership community, The Entreprenista League, dedicated to providing resources and support for women founders and leaders. She’s co-founded multiple companies, including the award-winning social media agency Socialfly, Markid, and Pearl Influential Capital. Stephanie offers strategies and advice for early-stage entrepreneurs on funding, mentorship, staffing and social marketing. Stephanie also shares how she and her husband manage money and caregiving at home. Join Farnoosh and Stephanie at the Entreprenista's Founders Weekend: Wealth & Wellness retreat at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando, FL. It's happening May 3-5, and you can get $150 off your ticket with the code Farnoosh150. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/28/202443 minutes, 28 seconds
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1636: Taxes are Due Soon. Don’t Make These Mistakes.

With just weeks until the 2023 tax filing deadline, this episode addresses some of the biggest mistakes filers make - some quite costly — and how to avoid them. Our guest is Hannah Cole, founder of Sunlight Tax, and a a tax expert specializing in working with creative businesses and mission-driven solopreneurs. Hannah is also the host of the Sunlight podcast. We discuss the top mistakes she sees clients make, how to reduce your chances for an audit, and the 6-figures you may be leaving on the table if you delay contributing to your IRA before the annual deadline. Download Hannah's free visual guide to your tax deductions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/26/202429 minutes, 41 seconds
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1635: Ask Farnoosh: Real Estate Investing, Money & Marriage

Read the Amazon scam article in The Cut;Download Farnoosh's cribsheet for When She Makes MoreThis week from the mailbag: Thoughts on playing the lottery, investing in real estate syndication, selling a home you inherited, and how much financial transparency is necessary in a marriage? Referenced on the episode: Interview with co-founders of GoodEgg Investment. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/23/202429 minutes, 40 seconds
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1634: How to Be a Practical Optimist in Your Financial Life

Is blind optimism or pessimism interfering with your ability to build the financial life you want? Today's conversation turns to compelling research and insights in a new book called Practical Optimism: The Art, Science, & Practice of Exceptional Well-Being by Sue Varma. Dr. Varma shares the key to thinking like a practical optimist, being more resourceful and realistic, and practicing thoughtful problem-solving during life's challenges, including financial uncertainty and setbacks.More about Dr. Varma: She is a distinguished psychiatrist and cognitive behavioral therapist in New York City. She served as the pioneering medical director and psychiatrist for the esteemed 9/11 mental health program at NYU. Alongside her clinical work, Dr. Varma holds the Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry position at New York University (NYU) Langone Health. She regularly appears on the Today Show and CBS Mornings. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/21/202432 minutes
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1633: Exploring the "Tradwife" Phenomenon (Encore) with Jo Piazza

The "tradwife," short for "traditional wife" is a fast-growing lifestyle that emulates the 1950's housewife and can be seen everywhere on social media today. You may have encountered a tradwife on TikTok or Instagram; she's typically a full-time domestic caregiver, bows to her husband, and has little to no financial independence. Some accounts are a parody. Many are real. Some consider this a movement against modern feminism and the burnout culture so many women experience as they aspire to "have it all." Journalist and author Jo Piazza has been following the tradwife culture for the past year and shares her insights.More about Jo Piazza: She is a bestselling author, podcast creator of Under the Influence, and award-winning journalist. You can subscribe to her very popular Substacks: Over the Influence.Jo is the national and international bestselling author of The Sicilian Inheritance (which debuts in 2024), We Are Not Like Them, You Were Always Mine, Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win, The Knockoff, and How to Be Married. Her work has been published in ten languages in twelve countries, and four of her books have been optioned for film and television.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/19/202431 minutes, 30 seconds
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1632: Ask Farnoosh (New!): Financial Advice for Millennials + Late Retirement Planning in Your 60s

This Friday: Farnoosh's financial and career advice for a 28-year-old Millennial who hopes to have kids one day, planning for retirement when you're in your 60s and have credit card debt, pensions, Roth IRAs and more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/16/202424 minutes, 44 seconds
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1631: The Merits of Loud Budgeting and When It’s Wise to Stay Quiet

We're exploring Loud Budgeting, a financial trend that originated on TikTok. How does it work? Is it a good strategy for everyone?Guest Stephanie Vaught is the founder of Social Money Finance, a personal finance company specializing in helping Gen X women make empowered financial decisions. She is also the co-founder of The Creators' Nest in Detroit, MI. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/14/202438 minutes, 38 seconds
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1630: A Man Is Not a Financial Plan with CFP Maggie Johndrow

**Last day to secure a spot (for a while) in Farnoosh's So Money Members Club**It’s Valentine’s week, and my birthday week, so I’m kicking things off with a show topic that’s near and dear: Why women need to have their own money. Everyone should have their own money, but this message needs to be emphasized more for women who may sometimes feel it’s not their strength or role to make money or manage money in a relationship.The impetus for this episode was a New York Times essay entitled Never Rely on a Man’s Money. Maggie Smith writes about how her divorce was a shock that led her to a new vow: financial independence. We’ll get into her story and bring on our guest today, Maggie Johndrow, a partner and financial advisor at Johndrow Wealth. She’s one of my favorite CFPs, and we share a common love for making women rich. We talk about what she sees in her practice; oftentimes, women come into post-divorce with financial regrets. What are those regrets? What are the absolute facts women need to know about their financial lives, and how can they insist upon more financial transparency and equality in their relationship? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/12/202430 minutes, 37 seconds
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1629: Ask Farnoosh: 5 Ways Farnoosh Builds Wealth (Plus: Backdoor Roth IRAs)

**Be a founding member of Farnoosh's private So Money Members Club**This Friday: Farnoosh shares 5 strategies that have helped her build wealth over the years, and answers to audience questions about backdoor Roth IRAs and how to manage corporate stock options. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/9/202428 minutes, 59 seconds
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1628: Retiring on Almost Nothing But Social Security

**Join Farnoosh's SO MONEY MEMERS CLUB and be a founding member. Enrollment ends soon.**Today: Imagine you arrive at retirement with no savings. Imagine living entirely off of your social security paycheck, which currently averages $1,900 a month. Guest Anne Tergesen is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and offers insights from the article she co-wrote recently, "Here's What It's Like to Retire on Almost Nothing But Social Security." Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/7/202429 minutes, 11 seconds
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1627: Navigating the Fear of Being Your True Self at Work

**Be a founding member of the So Money Members Club**Today's show: How to bring your whole self to work...safely and successfully? How can Black women and people of color redefine their career framework on their own terms? Regina Lawless is the author of the new book Do You: A Journey of Success, Loss and Learning to Live a More MeaningFULL Life. Her mission is to help high-achieving Black women find purpose beyond their paycheck in order to experience more bliss in their lives and sustainable success at work and at home.Regina begins her new book describing a huge success — a home-run presentation she led to the head of Instagram where she ran their DEI Department -- followed by a profound loss, the death of her husband following a heart attack. Regina's choice to position these two personal stories in succession sets the tone for the book's message and much of our conversation. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/5/202431 minutes, 53 seconds
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1626: Ask Farnoosh: How to Increase Your Credit Score, Debt Payoff Plans and Should I Invest in a 401(k)?

Be a founding member of Farnoosh's So Money Members Club.This week on Ask Farnoosh: the truth about maintaining healthy credit, how to pay off student loans and credit cards at the same time, and is it wise to start a 401k at work if you don't plan to stay on the job for too long? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/2/202425 minutes, 7 seconds
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1625: Make a Million Dollars in a Weekend? Entrepreneur Insights with Noah Kagan, CEO of AppSumo

Noah Kagan is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of AppSumo and author of the new book, Million Dollar Weekend: The Surprisingly Simple Way to Launch a 7-Figure Business in 48 Hours. We delve into the top business ideas ripe for scaling in 2024, and how to know if you're personally ready for 8-figure success. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/31/202438 minutes
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1624: Smart Credit and Banking Moves for Women with Vrinda Gupta, Founder of Sequin

**Be a founding member of the SO MONEY Members Club** Today's guest is Vrinda Gupta, CEO & Co-Founder of Sequin, a women’s financial guidance and high interest banking membership club designed by women, for women. She is a globally recognized credit expert who helped launch the popular Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card at Visa Inc. and received her MBA from Berkeley Haas. Receive 40% off discount on an annual plan: sequincard.com/somoney Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/29/202433 minutes, 46 seconds
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1623: Ask Farnoosh (New!): Life Insurance 101, Investing While Starting a Business + BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

**Click here to be a founding member of the So Money Members Club**Today's show: Investing advice for entrepreneurs, how to secure life insurance, socially responsible investing tips, and how to best manage a low-performing pension.Some resources mentioned on the show: Morningstar Sustainability Ratings, Sustainalytics, WealthSimple, Betterment, and Ellevest. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/26/202424 minutes, 33 seconds
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1622: Turning Rejection Into Success with Harlan Cohen

Join Farnoosh's Investing Masterclass Tomorrow 01.25.24Harlan Cohen is a New York Times bestselling author, podcaster, and journalist who has visited over 500 high school and college campuses. He is the author of 7 books. His titles have over 1 million copies in print (titles include: Win or Learn: The Naked Truth About Turning Every Rejection into Your Ultimate Success. Harlan has over 1 million followers across his social media account. Follow him on Instagram @harlancohen on TikTok @helpmeharlan, and on YouTube. For more info, visit www.HarlanCohen.com. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/24/202435 minutes, 21 seconds
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1621: Tightwads and Spendthrifts: How Couples Can Navigate Mismatched Spending Habits

**Register for Farnoosh's investing workshop.**Have you ever asked yourself, “What if I’m a tightwad and my significant other is a spendthrift?” or vice versa? Guest Scott Rick, a behavioral scientist at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, knows many people do. His book Tightwads and Spendthrifts is a science-based guide to understanding and transforming how we manage money, both on our own and in relationships. Scott discusses the delicacy of gift-giving in a relationship, how to manage bank accounts, raising kids to avoid your tightwad or spendthrift tendencies…and how couples with different approaches to spending can create a successful financial game plan. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/22/202434 minutes, 53 seconds
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1620: Ask Farnoosh: What Farnoosh Got Wrong About Personal Finance, Advice for First-Time Entrepreneurs

>> Join Farnoosh's Investing Workshop happening January 25, LIVE. <<This week's Ask Farnoosh: Farnoosh shares some of the financial philosophies and beliefs she's changed over the years. There are several questions about starting a business, including how to set up (LLC or S Corp?), what to charge for services, and how to convince a partner to support the risk of starting a business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/19/202431 minutes, 12 seconds
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1619: Negotiate Your Next Raise Like an Auctioneer with Dia Bondi

**Register for Farnoosh's Live Investing Workshop This Month** Our guest today is communications coach Dia Bondi, who wrote a new book called Ask Like An Auctioneer. In the book, Dia outlines a framework that will help us strategically and confidently ask for more. Dia is not your ordinary communications coach. She's been working with senior leaders and venture-backed founders, helping them refine their voices and amplify their impact. A few years ago, her story took a fascinating turn when she attended an auctioneering school and began using her auctioneering skills to fundraise for women-led nonprofits. She realized that auctioneering holds valuable lessons on asking for more and, importantly, getting it. Today, we will talk about her strategies, framework, why, and no can just be a yes in the making.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/17/202429 minutes, 48 seconds
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1618: How to Bank on Your Intuition with Shirin Eskandani, Creator of Wholehearted Coaching

Today's episode is about how to tap into your intuition, tune out everyone else’s expectations, and reach your goals with resilience and grace. Guest Shirin Eskandani is a New York Times featured mindset and mindfulness coach. Much of the work she does today is informed by her experience as an opera singer. Shirin has won multiple awards and performed at Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera.  You can find out more about Shirin on her website. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/15/202435 minutes, 9 seconds
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1617: Ask Farnoosh: How Farnoosh Manages Money in Her Marriage. Plus: Should I Quit to Try to Make More Money? Mint Alternatives and Teen Money Advice

This week: How Farnoosh manages money in her marriage, Mint app alternatives, teen money advice and career advice.Register for Farnoosh’s Investing Workshop - Limited Seating!Learn More about Pitch Please in NYCCNET’s Top Mint Alternatives Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/12/202430 minutes, 26 seconds
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1616: The Power of Curiosity in Your Career and Finances with Danielle Robay, Host of Pretty Smart

How can you harness your curiosity to grow your career? What are the most important questions to ask yourself when attempting to manage your money well? Guest Danielle Robay is a TV host and journalist, and creator of the video podcast PRETTY SMART. You’ve seen her on E!, EXTRA, Entertainment Tonight Online, The Steve Harvey Show, NBC’s 1st Look, and Defy Media. She was born and raised in Chicago and lives in Los Angeles. She moved to Los Angeles at 22 years old with $2K to her name, hoping to make it in Hollywood as a reporter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/10/202433 minutes, 36 seconds
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1615: Investing, Real Estate Hacks and Drug Store Beauty Buys with Allure Editor-in-Chief, Jessica Cruel

In conversation with Allure Magazine Editor-in-Chief Jessica Cruel, who is not only a beauty expert, but is passionate about personal finance. She shares her adventures in homeownership and investing and offers listeners her top beauty buys at the drugstore.More about Jessica Cruel: As the editor-in-chief of Allure, she leads the development of multi-platform editorial content for digital, social, and video platforms, including the Readers' Choice Awards and Best of Beauty Awards franchises. Cruel joined Allure in 2019 before becoming EIC in 2021. That same year, Cruel spearheaded The Melanin Edit, a new Allure platform exploring all things relating to Black beauty and wellness. Before joining Allure, Jessica also held editorial roles at Refinery29, SELF, and Popsugar.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/8/202437 minutes, 25 seconds
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1614: (NEW!) Ask Farnoosh: Daily Habits With Financial Benefits

This new episode features audience questions about job hunting in your 40s (with a Ph.D.), intelligent investments in your health, and the tax implications of whole life insurance withdrawals. Plus, Farnoosh shares tips on daily habits that can lead to savings.Sign up for Farnoosh’s newsletterFollow on InstagramLeave a review on Apple PodcastsOrder Farnoosh's new book, A Healthy State of Panic Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/5/202421 minutes, 13 seconds
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1613: Why the American Dream Is Dead (Sorry) with Vivian Tu, Author of Rich AF

Our guest today says The American Dream is dead. She also says the key to being rich is being lazy. Financial guru Vivian Tu offers plenty more hot takes and an inside look at her new book, Rich AF:The Winning Money Mindset That Will Change Your Life. You may know Vivian as the wildly popular financial creator on TikTok where she squashes the age-old “crusty” notions of financial wellness that no longer work in a world where a college education can cost half a million dollars and new homeownership is all but out of reach. Vivian discusses the influence of being a first-generation Asian American woman and shares wild lessons from her first job on Wall Street.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/3/202438 minutes, 1 second
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1612: Finding MicroJoys (When Life Is Not Okay) with Cyndie Spiegel

With a new year upon us, there is much to look forward to … and we know that life can be unpredictable, difficult, and sometimes sad. That’s why I begin the year with our guest Cyndie Spiegel, author of insightful books, including A Year of Positive Thinking, which has sold over 300,000 copies and published in multiple languages. Her newest book is Microjoys: Finding Hope, Especially When Life is Not Okay. And that’s the focus of today’s conversation: How to find hope and joy in the subtleties of life while you experience life’s hardships. Cyndie’s advice provides the mental clarity we can all benefit from now.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/1/202432 minutes, 23 seconds
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1611: Farnoosh's Definition of Success (Encore)

How does Farnoosh define “success?” How does decide which projects are worth her time, resources, and energy?Plus: listeners have questions about their options when a prospective employer makes a low initial offer, the pros and cons to filing taxes jointly with your spouse and what to do with a $25k inheritance.This episode first aired on August 20, 20223. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/29/202326 minutes, 27 seconds
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1610: Funny in Finance, Money Through a Comedy Lens, A Year-in-Review

For one of the final episodes of 2023, I wanted to experience some laughter and levity and revisit the So Money stories and interviews that made us laugh about money and the financial lens through which we sometimes see the world. Guests include comedians Zarna Garg, Nathan Macintosh, and Michelle Buteau. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/27/202328 minutes
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1609: Our Financial Future and Adapting to Change, A Year in Review

Our 2023 reflection series continues, and today, I’ve compiled a recap of some of the best interviews of the year centered around the concept of change. From preparing for climate change to navigating the influence of AI in the job market and rethinking the way we prepare young adults for the real world, some of my favorite episodes this year focused on how the world’s evolving and changing. Episodes included Molly Wood on Climate Change, Laura Michelle Davis on AI, and Ana Homayoun on the College Equation. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/25/202322 minutes, 46 seconds
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1608: Post-Divorce Mortgage Refi Hell (Encore)

**Take Farnoosh’s quick survey here to enter to win a signed copy of A Healthy State of Panic.****Last day to apply for Farnoosh’s Mentorship Program.**Today’s Ask Farnoosh invites Georgia Lee Hussey, founder of Modernist Financial, to the show to help answer audience questions about technical issues after firing a financial advisor, refinancing a mortgage post-divorce, and taking out a HELOC to finance home renovations. Plus: How to create a giving plan.*This episode aired originally on Friday, December 7th** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/22/202334 minutes, 14 seconds
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1607: Year in Review: The Power of Financial Fear

We’re continuing to reflect on some of the financial themes explored on So Money in 2023. One topic we visited more than a couple of times was fear and how it manifests in our financial lives and careers. There’s no shortage of fear in the world -- especially when it comes to the uncertainty and volatility in the markets and economy. Episodes referenced include Alexandra Carter and Episode 1563: Ask Farnoosh. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/20/202328 minutes, 37 seconds
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1606: Year in Review: Our Pursuit of "Enough"

As we close 2023, we’re reflecting on some of the financial themes explored on So Money. One central theme was around defining "enough." What is enough? Is it a number, a feeling, or both? How do we get there? What’s the work? Why does it feel so unattainable? Episodes referenced in this episode include Erin Lowry, Manisha Thakor, and Kristin Keffeler. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/18/202323 minutes, 51 seconds
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1605: Ask Farnoosh: AI's Role in Personal Finance, Saving Money in Your 20s, Earning More at Work

This week: What is AI's role in personal finance - pros and cons, how a 22-year-old can save more money and how to earn more if you're at the top of your salary band?Reserve here to join Farnoosh in Los Angeles at Zibby's Book Shop.Reserve your seat at Farnoosh's private dinner at Primo Italia in Torrance, CA.Enter to win a signed copy of A Healthy State of Panic. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/15/202322 minutes, 16 seconds
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1604: Profiting From Polish with Sarah Gibson Tuttle, Founder of Olive & June

Farnoosh sits down with Sarah Gibson Tuttle, founder and CEO of the fast-growing at-home beauty care company Olive & June. This is a rare interview where Sarah shares the behind-the-scenes of launching and funding Olive and June, pivoting away from the salon experience and how sales soared 1,500% in 2020. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/13/202329 minutes, 33 seconds
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1603: Money Mindsets for Financial Freedom with Jamila Souffrant

Guest Jamila Souffrant hosts the Journey to Launch podcast and is the author of the new book, Your Journey to Financial Freedom. Hear how Jamila's immigrant mother paved the way for her family's success, how Jamila quit her 9 to 5 to pursue entrepreneurship and the FIRE movement and her timeless advice on ways to live richer without sacrifice. Learn more about her new book here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/202333 minutes, 16 seconds
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1602: Ask Farnoosh: HELOCs, Mortgage Refis and Life After Quitting Your Financial Advisor

**Take Farnoosh’s quick survey here to enter to win a signed copy of A Healthy State of Panic.** **Last day to apply for Farnoosh's Mentorship Program.**Today's Ask Farnoosh invites Georgia Lee Hussey, founder of Modernist Financial, to the show to help answer audience questions about technical issues after firing a financial advisor, refinancing a mortgage post-divorce, and taking out a HELOC to finance home renovations. Plus: How to create a giving plan. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/8/202334 minutes, 17 seconds
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1601: Money, Dating and Finding Yourself with Eli Rallo, Author of I Didn't Know I Needed This

**Take Farnoosh’s quick survey here to enter to win a signed copy of A Healthy State of Panic.** Guest Eli Rallo is the author of the new book I Didn’t Know I Needed This, a to-do list of self-appreciation and validation and answers to questions like who texts first after the first date? What am I supposed to do with a broken heart? Eli is a fast-rising TikTok star and accomplished writer. In the episode, she shares details of her financial life, the root of her work ethic, and why writing is at the root of her multi-platform business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/6/202340 minutes, 40 seconds
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1600: The Childcare Crisis and Negotiating Family Benefits at Work with Danielle Weisberg, Co-Founder of TheSkimm

**Take Farnoosh's quick survey here to enter to win a signed copy of A Healthy State of Panic.** The childcare system is broken and mothers are largely paying the price. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as many as 100,000 Americans have been forced to stay home from work each month because of childcare problems. The economic toll amounts to $122 billion yearly in lost earnings, productivity, and revenue. Guest Danielle Weisberg is co-founder of TheSkimm, and her team has done research into this as well. In its report called The State of Women, the digital media company uncovers the realities and challenges women face today with resources to change the status quo. Their #ShowUsYourChildCare campaign inspires them to share how they support working parents. In the episode, Danielle shares insights from the report, including the financial and mental toll on working parents, specifically mothers, and how employees and employers can work together to provide more effective benefits for families. To access the resources mentioned in today's episode, visit ShowUsYourChildcare.org. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/4/202326 minutes, 45 seconds
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1559: Ask Farnoosh: What *Should* Kids Be Afraid Of? High-Yield Save or Invest in Stocks? Life-Changing Money Opportunities and More

This week, Farnoosh addresses audience questions about how to get out of the financial grind with a life-changing opportunity, free support for getting out of debt and high yield savings versus investing. Which is better? Plus: Farnoosh talks about what she actually *wants* her kids to be afraid of.Fill out her quick survey for the chance to win a free copy of A Healthy State of Panic.Reserve tickets to Farnoosh's Los Angeles events.Read Farnoosh's interview in ScaryMommy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/1/202324 minutes, 36 seconds
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1598: Pursuing Location Independence and a "Beyond Better" Life with Stacy Ennis, Host of Beyond Better

Today, we're diving into the art and science of making life’s big decisions and pivots with Stacy Ennis. Stacy and her family live a location-independent life in Portugal and throughout the years she has made some challenging (and exciting) career and life moves that may be unconventional but support her vision of a "beyond better life." Among them: living abroad and being the breadwinner while her husband is the primary caregiver. What drives her choices and how does she navigate uncertainty and cultural pressures? More about Stacy: She is a best-selling author, book coach, and speaker on a mission to help leaders clarify their ideas and harness their unique stories to make an impact. Her background includes ghostwriting for a Nobel Prize winner in medicine and leading as executive editor of Sam’s Club’s Healthy Living Made Simple, a publication that reached around 11 million readers. Her best-selling book, co-written with Ron Price, is Growing Influence: A Story of How to Lead with Character, Expertise, and Impact. She’s also a TEDx speaker and the host of Beyond Better, a podcast that explores how to create a business and life you love. Learn more at www.stacyennis.com and follow her on Instagram.
11/29/202349 minutes, 8 seconds
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1597: Small Steps for Big Savings with Brad Barrett, Co-Founder ChooseFI

Brad Barrett, the co-founder of ChooseFI, joins us to share his latest financial perspectives and views on FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) and some small ways to cut thousands of dollars per year from your budget. Join Farnoosh in Los Angeles in December for book events. Apply for Farnoosh's group mentorship program.
11/27/202331 minutes, 40 seconds
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1596: (Encore) Should I Buy a Home in 2024?

What's going on with the stock market's downward movement since the summer? Is 2024 a good year to buy real estate? Special guest co-host Hilary Hendershott is the founder of Hendershott Wealth Management, a leading financial advisory and profit consulting firm for women and couples. She hosts Love, your Money (formerly Profit Boss® Radio), a weekly financial podcast where she and her guests offer inspiration and actionable advice.  This episode originally aired on November 2, 2023.
11/24/202338 minutes, 14 seconds
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1595: Prenups: Everything You Want to Know

A growing number of Millennial couples are opting to sign prenuptial agreements ahead of marriage. What's the purpose, who needs one and what do couples disagree on most when preparing their prenups? Guest Aaron Thomas is the founder of Prenups.com and author of the new book, The Prenup Prescription.
11/22/202332 minutes, 41 seconds
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1594: Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche on Financial Creativity, Kids and Money and Estate Planning

Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, is back again with important financial advice, as we navigate life's uncertainties. How do we get financially creative to solve current economic challenges? What's the best way to prepare kids for managing an inheritance? What are some items we tend to overlook when estate planning? Tiffany's latest financial tool is a new workbook called Made Whole: The Practical Guide to Reaching Your Financial Goals, which offers a practical approach to transforming financial dreams into reality.  
11/20/202333 minutes, 45 seconds
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1593: Ask Farnoosh: Best Money Moves After Losing Your Job

As layoffs surge, Farnoosh addresses audience questions about the smartest ways to navigate finances and their lifestyle after losing a job. Join Farnoosh in Los Angeles in December for book events. Apply for Farnoosh's group mentorship program. Listen to this week's episode on #tradwives.
11/17/202334 minutes, 55 seconds
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1592: The "Tradwife" Trend, Culture and Controversy (OMG! What is Happening?)

The "tradwife," short for "traditional wife" is a fast-growing lifestyle that emulates the 1950's housewife and can be seen everywhere on social media today. You may have encountered a tradwife on TikTok or Instagram; she's typically a full-time domestic caregiver, bows to her husband, and has little to no financial independence. Some accounts are a parody. Many are real. Some consider this a movement against modern feminism and the burnout culture so many women experience as they aspire to "have it all." Journalist and author Jo Piazza has been following the tradwife culture for the past year and shares her insights. More about Jo Piazza: She is a bestselling author, podcast creator of Under the Influence, and award-winning journalist. You can subscribe to her very popular Substacks: Over the Influence. Jo is the national and international bestselling author of The Sicilian Inheritance (which debuts in 2024), We Are Not Like Them, You Were Always Mine, Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win, The Knockoff, and How to Be Married. Her work has been published in ten languages in twelve countries, and four of her books have been optioned for film and television. 
11/15/202332 minutes, 33 seconds
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1591: Making Tough Choices with Ease with Stef Zief (Encore)

How do we decide with ease? The idea of having the power to choose, to choose a different direction, to speak up to authority, to let go, to create, to shut down, sounds good. But life isn’t always that simple. Making high-stakes decisions involving work, money, and family can be frightening. Our guest is Stef Ziev, former TV executive turned certified life and executive coach. Her new book is called THE CHOICE IS YOURS: A Simple Approach to Live and Lead With More Joy, Ease, and Purpose. This is an encore episode from July 10, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/13/202338 minutes, 8 seconds
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1590: Ask Farnoosh: Who Inspires You? Plus: Choosing Retirement Accounts, 529s and Prenups

On today's show, the people who inspire Farnoosh. Also, higher education reimbursements, choosing between retirement plans, and how to create a prenup. Listen to the episode with Farnoosh's dad. And sign up for her free call on all her book marketing insights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/202324 minutes, 29 seconds
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1589: The Girlboss Movement is Still Over (And Why That’s a Good Thing) with Frenchie Ferenczi

Guest Frenchie Ferenczi was the Director of Community at The Wing during the rise and fall of the #Girlboss era and was caught in the crosshairs. She candidly shares what happened, what she learned, and her approach to supporting women entrepreneurs today as a business strategist and advisor. Today Frenchie takes her learnings to help online business owners do the right work at the right time to stay on the path to consistent revenue growth. From having sold-out launches to spending more time with their kids, she empowers her clients to achieve their biggest business goals without falling victim to the business grind.  Follow Frenchie on Instagram and grab her free offer, "37 Stupid-Easy Ways to Increase Your Revenue." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/202335 minutes
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1588: Leave an Inheritance or Die with Zero?

In his book, Die with Zero, Bill Perkins challenges the notion of passing down your wealth. In fact, during a health screening, his doctor asked in the evaluation about financial stress: “Do you have fears of running out of money?” Bill said, “I hope I run out of money!” We discuss the merits of spending more money in your living years, how to calculate getting to “enough” net worth and balancing taking care of children and dependents with the notion of dying with zero. Bill is the CEO of BrisaMax Holdings. After training on Wall Street, he made his fortune in Houston as an energy trader. He has been Reuters, Financial Times, TIME magazine, Cigar Aficionado, BusinessInsider, and appears frequently on CNBC. This episode originally aired August 3, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/202332 minutes
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1587: Ask Farnoosh: Should I Buy a Home in 2024?

What's going on with the stock market's downward movement since the summer? Is 2024 a good year to buy real estate? Special guest co-host Hilary Hendershott, is the founder of Hendershott Wealth Management, a leading financial advisory and profit consulting firm for women and couples. She hosts Love, your Money (formerly Profit Boss® Radio), a weekly financial podcast where she and her guests offer inspiration and actionable advice.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/202340 minutes, 16 seconds
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1586: Can We **Really** Manifest Wealth and Prosperity?

On today's show, guest Ruchi Pinniger, the Founder and CEO of Watch Her Prosper®, offers a new paradigm for defining prosperity and explains the real work involved in manifesting wealth. More about Ruchi: After close to 20 years in the corporate world, primarily on Wall Street, she was called to work with women to ensure they live their most prosperous lives. Her work has served hundreds of women and has been featured in Millie Magazine, Best Self Magazine, Seema Magazine, BBC.com, and on SiriusXM Karen Hunter Show. You can follow Ruchi on Instagram @WatchHerProsper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/202331 minutes, 32 seconds
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1585: The ADHD Brain: Strengths and Strategies That Work with Nicole Symcox

Today's episode holds a special place in my heart. As a parent navigating the unique challenges of raising a child with ADHD, I've sought insights, understanding, and practical strategies to support our son for several years. Guest Nicole Symcox is a licensed psychotherapist and mental health educator and offers tools and strategies to help ADHD brains of all ages thrive. We discuss the nuances of ADHD and practical tips for fostering a supportive environment. For listeners who would like to explore Nicole’s audio course, Parenting ADHD Brains, she's reserved the code SOMONEY25% to receive 25% off at checkout. Learn more here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/30/202334 minutes, 46 seconds
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1584: Ask Farnoosh: How to Write a Book? Also: Post-Divorce Financial Help

This Friday: How to find the time and support to finish a book? Advice on rebuilding your finances after a divorce, the ins and outs of 529 plans, how adult kids can engage their aging parents in a discussion about their retirement and long-term financial plans, and a credit card conundrum. Reserve to see Farnoosh in Los Angeles on December 18. Apply for Farnoosh's coaching program. Leave an Amazon review for A Healthy State of Panic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/202326 minutes, 56 seconds
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1583: The Cashflow of Comedy with Paul Ollinger, Host of Crazy Money

We explore money, happiness, work, and meaning with Paul Ollinger, comedian, speaker, and host of Crazy Money. We catch up from his previous appearance on So Money to talk about his life post-Facebook, what happens when you fall into a lot of money, and navigating the uncertainty in the entertainment world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/202340 minutes, 51 seconds
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1582: The Science and Savings of Skin Care with Dr. Mireille "Mimi" Vega

We're separating fact from fiction and learning the science and savings to healthy skin. What does our skin need to thrive, and can all skin types have the same care routine? Guest Dr. Mireille "Mimi" Vega is a respected chemist, public speaker, and pioneering figure in skin microbiome studies. She is on a mission to share the truth about healthy skin and simplified routines. Drawing from 30 years of trials and discoveries and her daughter's skincare struggles, she realized that the traditional multi-step approach to skincare simply didn't add up. This realization sparked a revolutionary idea that finally bridged the gap between skincare and scientific understanding: the ONE HUMAN SKIN Approach to skin health. Learn more about her work and award-winning skincare solution here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/202332 minutes, 11 seconds
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1581: Ask Farnoosh: Healthy Fears for Kids? Cash Out My Stocks? Which Job Is Better?

This week: Are there any fears parents may want to relay to their kids? When is it wise to cash out underperforming stocks? How to choose between two job offers? Sign up for Farnoosh's newsletter Order her new book, A Healthy State of Panic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/202330 minutes, 49 seconds
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1580: Quitting the Shame of Wanting More Money with Karen Berzanski, Money Mindset Coach

We can all agree that every person has the right to be rich and claim wealth. But why do some of us struggle to believe we're worthy of more? Karen Berzanski is a Transformational Money Mindset expert and Certified Pro EFT™ Tapping Coach. She is the founder of TheLuckySoul.com, where she’s helped hundreds of women unapologetically make more money and virtually eliminate financial stress. Her signature 6-week program, M-$POT, helps women transcend their hidden money programming to expect, earn, and enjoy more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/202335 minutes, 2 seconds
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1579: Playing Financial Catch Up with Anisha Ramakrishna, Bravo TV Star

Feel like you're a financial late-bloomer? Guest Anisha Ramakrishna, 39, says she's just starting to take more control of her income and investments. Anisha is the star of the Bravo show, Family Karma, and host of the Dear Media podcast, Currently Cringing. She talks about her career pivots, practicing entrepreneurship in the entertainment industry, and financial lessons learned as an immigrant. Learn more about her work and comedy tour at AnishaComedy.com. More about Anisha: She has been featured in Vogue US, Vogue India, The New Yorker, ET, Page Six, Elle, People, and Harper’s Bazaar. Anisha is best known for her viral comedic one-liners. To her, no topic is off-limits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/202334 minutes, 25 seconds
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1578: Ask Farnoosh: The Best Money Move to Build Wealth?

On this week's Ask Farnoosh: Advice on managing investments during this turbulent time, the single thing we can do to make the most impact on our finances and is it worth it to hire a financial planner.   Visit AHealthyStateofPanic.com for all the latest on Farnoosh's new book, and order your copy today. Subscribe to Farnoosh's newsletter for the latest updates and financial insights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/202329 minutes, 47 seconds
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1577: Habits That Fuel Health and Wealth with Wellness Pro Liz Moody

Guest Liz Moody is a veteran wellness journalist, lifestyle blogger and author of the hit podcast The Liz Moody Show. Her forthcoming book is 100 Ways to Change Your Life: The Science of Leveling Up Health, Happiness, Relationships & Success’ arriving on October 17. On this episode, Liz shares her definition of wellness, her financial habits that contribute to health and wellness, and her science-backed strategies for enhancing total well-being. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/202336 minutes, 1 second
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1576: Queen Latifah on Financial Failure and the Meaning of Wealth (Encore)

Queen Latifah made her first big splash onto the music scene at age 19, releasing her hit rap single “Ladies, First.” For the next three decades, the Newark, New Jersey native would build a multi-faceted and dynamic career as a musician, actress, producer and philanthropist, blazing a trail for other Black female artists.  I recently sat down with Queen during her press tour for The Queen Collective, her latest endeavor, which provides opportunities for women of color in film to tell stories from their viewpoint. In our conversation, she shared some of the financial lessons experienced while growing up and building her business, as well as her ideas on how we can promote more equality in the workplace and close the racial wealth gap.   This episode originally aired on June 10, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/202324 minutes, 56 seconds
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1575: Ask Farnoosh: Student Loans: WTF Should I Do With My Loans Now?

This week -- your student loan questions resurface as federal payment resume. Farnoosh shares an emotional moment this week, reflecting on her childhood. Visit AHealthyStateofPanic.com for all the latest on her new book and order your copy today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/202325 minutes, 4 seconds
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1574: The Fear of Loneliness and Money (Audio Readings from A Healthy State of Panic)

Farnoosh shares stories from her new book, A Healthy State of Panic, including excerpts on the chapters about the fears of loneliness and money. Visit AHealthyStateofPanic.com to learn more about the book and upcoming events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/202325 minutes, 21 seconds
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1573: Let's Listen to A Healthy State of Panic (Prologue & Intro)

With one day until the official release of her book, A Healthy State of Panic, Farnoosh reads from her book. To pre-order and get access to her bonuses (last day!) go to AHealthyStateofPanic.com. To order the audiobook, head to Audible, Amazon or Libro.FM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/2/202330 minutes, 24 seconds
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1572: Ask Farnoosh: What Are My Financial Rights in Marriage?

This week's questions: How to fill the 401(k) contribution gap in between jobs? Pay off a 0% credit card balance or student loans first? And what are one's spousal rights in marriage? If you're a victim of domestic abuse or financial abuse in your marriage, here are some resources: The All State Foundation The National Domestic Violence Hotline Pre-order A Healthy State of Panic and grab BIG bonuses here. Sign up for her newsletter and be the first to get all the news here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/202318 minutes, 44 seconds
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1571: Pop Culture Matters with Susie Banikarim, Co-Host of In Retrospect

Is there a cultural moment from your past that looks different in retrospect? Maybe it’s a scandalous tabloid story seared into your teenage brain or a political punchline that just feels wrong now. Guest Susie Banikarim is an Emmy-winning journalist and co-host of the new podcast In Retrospect where she and New York Times editor Jessica Bennett revisit a pop culture moment from the 80s and 90s that shaped them — to try to understand what it taught us about the world, and a woman’s place in it. Susie and Farnoosh talk about the influence of soap operas, the media's portrayal of Monica Lewinsky, and the business of television and how it shapes the cultural discourse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/202342 minutes, 41 seconds
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1570: Comedian Michelle Buteau on Money, Investing and Negotiating

This is a very special SO MONEY episode taped earlier this summer in front of a live audience at the Midnight Theatre in Manhattan. Our star guest Michelle Buteau is a comedian, author and star of Survival of the Thickest on Netflix. During our conversation, we peel back the layers of Michelle's storied life, sharing insights, anecdotes, and so much laughter. Michelle is not only a master of humor and storytelling. She's also an astute saver and investor. Discover her keys to living a rich life and her current investments. A special thanks to Zelle, our sponsor for the evening and providing us with a space to share transparent financial advice. This episode originally aired on August 21. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/25/202334 minutes, 27 seconds
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1569: How to Use Financial Fear in a Constructive Way?

Farnoosh offers a glimpse into the framework she teaches in A Healthy State of Panic. Plus: How does Farnoosh define “success?” How does decide which projects are worth her time, resources, and energy? Listeners also have questions about their options when a prospective employer makes a low initial offer, the pros and cons to filing taxes jointly with your spouse and what to do with a $25k inheritance. Grab the last ticket for Farnoosh's Brooklyn launch event here. Pre-order A Healthy State of Panic and grab BIG bonuses here. Sign up for her newsletter and be the first to get all the news here. Questions from this episode aired originally on September 15, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/202331 minutes, 2 seconds
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1568: The Fear of Failure and Recovering from Perfectionism

Today’s episode is a deep dive into perfectionism, comparison culture, and the struggles women face when measuring their progress against others. Guest Monica Packer is a normal mom and recovering perfectionist who uncovered the truest model to lasting growth: its progress made practical. As a podcaster and coach, she guides women to find sustainable growth by adopting progress over perfection. Monica is a mom of 5, former middle school teacher, forever Oprah fangirl, perpetual cookie dough maker, and beginner gardener. You can find more about Monica at aboutprogress.com. Pre-order Farnoosh’s new book A Healthy State of Panic. Sign up for Farnoosh’s newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/20/202338 minutes, 24 seconds
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1567: How Job Seekers Can Use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Land the Job

Employers are increasingly using AI to filter job applications. How can job seekers leverage this technology to increase their chances of landing an interview? Our guest is Laura Michelle Davis, an editor at CNET, where she specializes in personal finance content and also writes about technology, culture, and labor. Her recent piece addresses how AI is changing the game for job seekers and how applicants can stay competitive in the age of automation, algorithms, and machine learning. Visit AHealthyStateofPanic.com for pre-order bonuses, book tour tickets and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/18/202331 minutes, 1 second
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1566: Ask Farnoosh: I'm Burned Out at Work. How Can I Afford to Quit?

This week, Farnoosh answers audience questions about the best ways to afford a car and how to afford quitting your job. Check out her column in Oprah about what to do *before* quitting your job. Pre-order Farnoosh's new book A Healthy State of Panic. Sign up for Farnoosh's newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/202329 minutes, 31 seconds
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1565: Repairing Your Success Wounds with Transformational Career Coach Brooke Taylor

Are you a wounded achiever? Transformational career coach Brooke Taylor shares her personal conflict with her "success wounds" and how to spot the different types of wounded achiever in yourself, how each manifests in your life and impact your career and money choices.  More about Brooke: She is a global speaker and transformational career coach supporting female leaders at companies like Goldman Sachs, Coinbase, Google, Salesforce, McKinsey, across the globe. She is also a former Marketing Lead at Google.  In a crowded career coaching space, Brooke has distinguished herself as “the expert” in helping transform the lives and careers of high-achieving female leaders. Using a combination of Brooke’s personal experience and expertise modalities, Brooke breaks down what she calls women’s deeply ingrained “success wounds” and decouples their identity from their achievements, enabling her clients to scale their income, land promotions 200% faster, negotiate greater raises, and 100% of clients seeking a new job have landed one, all while gaining inner freedom and healthier narratives in the workplace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/202335 minutes, 19 seconds
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1564: Taking Smart Risks and the Power of Curiosity with Wander Beauty Co-Founder

Divya Gugnani is the CEO and co-founder of Wander Beauty, one of the most beloved beauty brands. Listen to learn why Divya is an accidental entrepreneur, how she's become comfortable taking risks, and the power of staying curious. Learn more about Wander Beauty and Divya's new fragrance line Five Sens. Visit AHealthyStateofPanic.com for pre-order bonuses, Farnoosh's book tour tickets, and more. Reserve your ticket for Farnoosh's book launch in New York. Few spots remain! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/202332 minutes, 33 seconds
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1563: Ask Farnoosh: The Fear of Money, How to Prioritize Financial Goals and Roth Vs SEP IRAs

This week, we answer audience questions through the lens of financial fear, why it's healthy and how it can guide us to better choices. Special guest Georgia Lee Hussey, co-founder of Modernist Financial, joins to weigh in and help listeners. Visit AHealthyStateofPanic.com for pre-order bonuses, book tour tickets and more. Come celebrate Farnoosh's book launch in New York. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/202335 minutes, 25 seconds
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1562: Changing Jobs to Earn More and a "Semi-Conventional" Approach to Career Success

Guest April Lokar is the Founder of Semi-Conventional, where she helps entrepreneurs amplify their expertise with scalable offers. In her corporate career, she developed her semi-conventional style, finding her own unique way to live life and get things done. Her passion is seeing clients’ light bulb moments as they become clear and confident in the next step for their business. We discuss taking risks in your career & changing jobs to earn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/6/202336 minutes, 51 seconds
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1561: When Crack Was King Author Donovan X. Ramsey

To understand what’s behind existing wealth and opportunity gaps, history is sometimes our greatest teacher. But chances are when we think of the crack era, our minds go to how it was depicted in the media or political campaigns and policing in the 1980s and 1990s. Do we really know the individuals who suffered and what happened to them? And while people suffered, who profited? How do the failures of that epidemic continue to haunt and hold back our plight against drugs, as well as social justice and wealth equality today? Donovan Ramsey is our guest and the author of the new, acclaimed book WHEN CRACK WAS KING: A People's History of a Misunderstood Era. (This episode aired originally on July 31). Subscribe to Farnoosh’s newsletter Get $300 in bonuses when you pre-order A Healthy State of Panic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/4/202342 minutes, 22 seconds
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1560: Ask Farnoosh: A Financial Question from Katie Couric

Katie Couric has a big financial question for Farnoosh, plus 401k conundrums from the audience. And Farnoosh finally sees the Barbie movie - what does she think? (This episode aired originally on August 11) Check out Farnoosh’s full op-ed piece on Katie’s website. Pre-order A Healthy State of Panic and immediately access her Scared Smart video and workbook lesson plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/1/202329 minutes, 20 seconds
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1559: The Biggest Job Hunting Mistakes (You Can Easily Avoid)

We go behind the scenes with an in-house corporate recruiter Farah Sharghi. She is the Director of Recruiting and Human Resources at Dil Mil, a South Asian dating app based in San Francisco. She has worked as a technical recruiter at a variety of companies, including Google, Lyft, Uber, TikTok, and The New York Times and she has fast-growing social media platform where she shares her best job hunting and interviewing techniques, lesser known advice that really works like how to use Ai, how to enhance your online resume to stand out on LinkedIn and other job sites, how to spot red flags when interviewing for a position, signs you should NOT work there. (This episode aired originally on August 2) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/30/202343 minutes, 9 seconds
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1558: Chriselle Lim, Fashion Entrepreneur on Finance, Family and Life After Divorce

We have a megawatt fashion entrepreneur on the show - Chriselle Lim! Across her various social channels, Chriselle has garnered a community of over 6 million global followers. Her brand portfolio spans fashion, beauty, and parenting, On the show, Chriselle and Farnoosh discuss opens up about her journey and evolution as a fashion influencer and what inspired her to start her own brand, strategies on negotiating partnerships, and financial lessons learned from marriage and divorce. Check out Chriselle's new fragrance line at Phlur.com (This episode aired originally on July 26) Sign up for Farnoosh’s newsletter. Pre-order A Healthy State of Panic and immediately access her Scared Smart video and workbook lesson plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/28/202335 minutes, 27 seconds
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1557: Ask Farnoosh: When to Make Home Upgrades, High Yield Savings Pros and Cons

This week on Ask Farnoosh: Should you switch banks if you're only earning 2% on your savings account? When does it make sense to invest in home upgrades? Should a listener sell her house now or later? And what's the rule of thumb for asset allocation in your retirement portfolio? Is investing in 95% stocks too high? (This episode aired originally on June 30.) Sign up for Farnoosh's newsletter Pre-order A Healthy State of Panic and immediately access her Scared Smart video and workbook lesson plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/25/202326 minutes, 1 second
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1556: Essential Skills for Real World Success We Fail to Teach Kids

Guest Ana Homayoun is the author of the new book Erasing the Finish Line:  The New Blueprint for Student Success Beyond Grades and College Admission. In it she highlights the essential skills students need to move beyond a prescribed path and truly thrive in school and life. Reflecting on over two decades of working directly with students worldwide, leading academic advisor and early career development expert Ana Homayoun has written the book we desperately need. More about Ana: She is an academic advisor and early career development expert working at the intersection of executive functioning skills, technology, and personal energy management. She is the founder of Silicon-Valley based Green Ivy Educational Consulting and the executive director of Luminaria Learning Solutions, a non-profit initiative developing the Life Navigator School Advisory Program. She is the author of three previous books: That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week, The Myth of the Perfect Girl and Social Media Wellness. She lives in San Francisco. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/23/202338 minutes, 48 seconds
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1555: (LIVE!) Comedian Michelle Buteau, Star of Survival of the Thickest on Netflix

This is a very special SO MONEY episode taped earlier this summer in front of a live audience at the Midnight Theatre in Manhattan. Our star guest Michelle Buteau is a comedian, author and star of Survival of the Thickest on Netflix. During our conversation, we peel back the layers of Michelle's storied life, sharing insights, anecdotes, and so much laughter. Michelle is not only a master of humor and storytelling. She's also an astute saver and investor. Discover her keys to living a rich life and her current investments. A special thanks to Zelle, our sponsor for the evening and providing us with a space to share transparent financial advice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/21/202334 minutes, 44 seconds
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1554: What is Farnoosh's Definition of "Success"?

How does Farnoosh define "success?" How does decide which projects are worth her time, resources, and energy? Plus: listeners have questions about their options when a prospective employer makes a low initial offer, the pros and cons to filing taxes jointly with your spouse and what to do with a $25k inheritance. Subscribe to Farnoosh's newsletter Get $300 in bonuses when you pre-order A Healthy State of Panic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/18/202330 minutes, 17 seconds
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1553: Secrets to Launching a Top Podcast with Hala Taha, Host of Young and Profiting (YAP) Podcast

What does it take to launch a super successful podcast these days? "Podcast Princess" Hala Taha shares how she quickly built her show, Young and Profiting, to be one the of top business and entrepreneurship podcasts across all apps. Hala is also the founder and CEO of YAP Media, a full-service social media and podcast marketing agency for top podcasters, celebrities, and CEOs. Hala is also one of the most successful and well-known influencers on LinkedIn. She and I talk about scoring her first billionaire client and her reckoning with 2020, the despair she experienced, and discovering her path forward.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/202335 minutes, 24 seconds
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1552: Turning Mental Strength Into Financial Strength

Guest Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, mental strength trainer and the host of Mentally Stronger. She joins to share her 5 lifestyle mistakes that keep you from growing mentally stronger -- and financially better off. More about Amy: She is an international bestselling author. Her books, including 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, have been translated into more than 40 languages and sold more than 1 million copies. The Guardian dubbed her “the self-help guru of the moment.” Forbes calls her a “thought leadership star” and People says her book is one of the top 20 must read books of all time. She lives on a sailboat in the Florida Keys. This episode aired originally on May 31, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/14/202334 minutes, 56 seconds
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1551: Ask Farnoosh: A Money Question from Katie Couric

Katie Couric has a big financial question for Farnoosh, plus 401k conundrums from the audience. And Farnoosh finally sees the Barbie movie - what does she think? Check out Farnoosh’s full op-ed piece on Katie’s website. Pre-order A Healthy State of Panic and immediately access her Scared Smart video and workbook lesson plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/11/202327 minutes, 21 seconds
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1550: Rich People Problems and Why We Should Care with Kristin Keffeler, Author of The Myth of the Silver Spoon

Rich kids are perceived as free from life’s toughest challenges. “Having it all.” But being raised in affluence brings a unique set of pressures and hidden tripwires. Guest Kristin Keffeler, MSM, MAPP, is a thought leader and consultant at the forefront of a global shift in family wealth advising, known as Wealth 3.0. She works with affluent and enterprising families, rising gen, and the professionals who support them. Her book, The Myth of the Silver Spoon, explores our wealth culture and helps to identify structures for finding and sustaining one’s own vision of a fulfilling, impactful life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/9/202336 minutes, 27 seconds
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1549: What is "Enough?" with Manisha Thakor, Author of MoneyZen

Manisha Thakor is the author of the new book, MoneyZen: The Secret to Finding Your "Enough" and is on the show discussing ways we can solve this money-happiness paradox and learn to build that essential base layer of “emotional wealth.” Moneyzen draws on science and the stories of wide range of multidisciplinary experts from all walks of life to show how to rip off your "Busy Badge" to put meaning back into your life, eradicate the soul-destroying belief that “Self-worth = Net worth" and escape life as a human doing and return to your natural state as a human being. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/7/202336 minutes, 56 seconds
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1548: Leaving a Toxic Job, Finding a Financial Planner, Fave Money Apps

This week’s Ask Farnoosh: The pros and cons to overpaying a credit card for the sake of budgeting for big expenses; how to create an exit strategy from an industry that you don’t love; should I work with a financial planner if I don’t need investing help? Plus: Farnoosh’s favorite money apps. (This episode's questions originally aired on April 21, 2023.) Check out this week's episodes with Donovan Ramsey and Farah Sharghi. Pre-order A Healthy State of Panic and immediately access her Scared Smart video and workbook lesson plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/4/202333 minutes, 24 seconds
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1547: Recruiter Tells All: How to Land Your Dream Job Right Now

We go behind the scenes with an in-house corporate recruiter Farah Sharghi. She is the Director of Recruiting and Human Resources at Dil Mil, a South Asian dating app based in San Francisco. She has worked as a technical recruiter at a variety of companies, including Google, Lyft, Uber, TikTok, and The New York Times and she has fast-growing social media platform where she shares her best job hunting and interviewing techniques, lesser known advice that really works like how to use Ai, how to enhance your online resume to stand out on LinkedIn and other job sites, how to spot red flags when interviewing for a position, signs you should NOT work there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/2/202343 minutes, 10 seconds
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1546: The Truth About the Crack Epidemic and Its Continued Impact with Donovan X. Ramsey, author of When Crack Was King

To understand what’s behind existing wealth and opportunity gaps, history is sometimes our greatest teacher. But chances are when we think of the crack era, our minds go to how it was depicted in the media or political campaigns and policing in the 1980s and 1990s. Do we really know the individuals who suffered and what happened to them? And while people suffered, who profited? How do the failures of that epidemic continue to haunt and hold back our plight against drugs, as well as social justice and wealth equality today? Donovan Ramsey is our guest and the author of the new, acclaimed book WHEN CRACK WAS KING: A People's History of a Misunderstood Era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/31/202342 minutes, 22 seconds
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1545: Ask Farnoosh: Thoughts on Real Estate Syndication? Should We Sell Our Parents' Home? Money and Marriage

This week from the mailbag: Thoughts on playing the lottery, investing in real estate syndication, selling a home you inherited and how much financial transparency is necessary in a marriage? Referenced on the episode: Interview with co-founders of GoodEgg Investment. Join Farnoosh's Launch Team for A Healthy State of Panic Sign up for Farnoosh’s newsletter Pre-order A Healthy State of Panic and immediately access her Scared Smart video and workbook lesson plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/202331 minutes, 45 seconds
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1544: Chriselle Lim, Fashion Entrepreneur, on Finance, Family and Life After Divorce

We have a megawatt fashion entrepreneur on the show - Chriselle Lim! Across her various social channels, Chriselle has garnered a community of over 6 million global followers. Her brand portfolio spans fashion, beauty, and parenting, On the show, Chriselle and Farnoosh discuss opens up about her journey and evolution as a fashion influencer and what inspired her to start her own brand, strategies on negotiating partnerships and financial lessons learned from marriage and divorce. Check out Chriselle's new fragrance line at Phlur.com Join Farnoosh's Launch Team for A Healthy State of Panic Sign up for Farnoosh’s newsletter Pre-order A Healthy State of Panic and immediately access her Scared Smart video and workbook lesson plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/26/202335 minutes, 42 seconds
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1543: Financial Sanity in a Subscription-Crazed World

As the subscription economy continues to flourish, consumers find themselves juggling multiple subscriptions, leading to overwhelm and increased spending. Guests Sunny Israni and Monica Villar are the co-founders of LightSwitch, a game-changer that promises to create a seamless experience that brings less hassle and more savings to consumers. We discuss the key aspects of the billion-dollar subscriptions industry, its rapid growth, and the challenges faced by consumers in managing their subscriptions efficiently. Learn more at getlightswitch.com Join Farnoosh's Launch Team for A Healthy State of Panic Sign up for Farnoosh’s newsletter Pre-order A Healthy State of Panic and immediately access her Scared Smart video and workbook lesson plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/24/202335 minutes, 11 seconds
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1542: Ask Farnoosh: How to Live Abroad (Permanently?) OK to Pause My Roth IRA?

This week, Farnoosh answers listeners' questions about: Investing fees and how much is too much, strategies for living abroad, and when is it OK to pause contributions to a retirement account? Join Farnoosh's Launch Team for A Healthy State of Panic Sign up for Farnoosh’s newsletter Pre-order A Healthy State of Panic and immediately access her Scared Smart video and workbook lesson plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/21/202323 minutes, 50 seconds
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1541: Green Money: Climate Solutions That Work with Molly Wood

Today we're discussing the climate economy, and how capitalism can be a tool for driving solutions for a greener planet. Guest Molly Wood, longtime business and technology journalist turned venture capitalist. She shares her insights into the many moving parts and hurdles behind bringing climate solutions to the forefront, innovations she's excited to see and why she's ultimately optimistic about the direction of climate action. More about Molly: She is Founder and Chief Storyteller at Molly Wood Media, an advisory firm for the climate economy. She is also the host of Everybody in the Pool podcast and newsletter. Check out Molly's podcast today to hear me offer insights into the cost of climate change and ERG investing. This episode originally aired on June 21, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/202335 minutes, 20 seconds
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1540: How Gen Z Consumes with Josh Rosenberg and Aja Evans

We're taking a deep dive into how Gen Z consumes and advice on how they can make better financial choices.  Joining the show: Josh Rosenberg, Co-Founder of Day One Agency who, together with researchers at USC Annenberg Center of Public Relations, examined how Gen Z consumes -- from information and news to purchases. Also, Aja Evans, a licensed therapist who helps clients relieve money anxiety to achieve financial wellness. We discuss: How does Gen Z defines "influence," the financial challenges that come with relying heavily on social media and the best sources to trust when it making purchasing decisions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/17/202324 minutes, 45 seconds
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1539: Ask Farnoosh: Money Topics to Discuss Before Marriage, Using Debt to Pay Off Student Loans and More

This week Dorethia Kelly, nationally-acclaimed financial expert and author of #MoneyChat, joins to help answer your financial questions, including what to discuss with your partner *before* getting married, the risks to using a life insurance loan to pay off a student loan, steps to being a more environmentally conscious consumer and how to help a friend who needs financial support. Mentioned: Farnoosh's interview with Molly Wood about climate solutions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/14/202331 minutes, 9 seconds
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1538: How to Earn More in 2023 with Alexandra Carter, Author of Ask For More

We are in conversation with negotiation expert Alexandra Carter, author of Ask For More, learning about ways to earn more this year when you’re in a transition phase (switching jobs, recently laid off, heading back to work after a break), what we *should* negotiate for but rarely do and why being scared in a negotiation means you’re doing it RIGHT! More about Alex: She is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Mediation Clinic at Columbia Law School. She has spent the last eleven years helping thousands of people negotiate better, build relationships and reach their goals. In 2019, Alex was awarded the Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, Columbia University’s highest teaching honor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/202337 minutes, 48 seconds
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1537: How to Make Tough Decisions With Ease with Stef Ziev, Author of The Choice is Yours

How do we decide with ease? The idea of having the power to choose, to choose a different direction, to speak up to authority, to let go, to create, to shut down, sounds good. But life isn’t always that simple. Making high-stakes decisions involving work, money, and family can be frightening. Our guest is Stef Ziev, former TV executive turned certified life and executive coach. Her new book is called THE CHOICE IS YOURS: A Simple Approach to Live and Lead With More Joy, Ease, and Purpose Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/202340 minutes, 35 seconds
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1536: Better to Invest of Pay Down Debt First?

This week: Farnoosh offers her best relationship insights after 11 years of marriage (not financial advice, but hey!) Plus, several investing questions from the audience, including whether to cash out a low-performing portfolio, how to balance investing for retirement and paying off debt. Also, what's the deal with pet insurance? Worth it? Sign up for Farnoosh’s newsletter Pre-order A Healthy State of Panic and immediately access her Scared Smart video and workbook lesson plan. Questions on this episode originally aired on Feb 3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/202331 minutes, 37 seconds
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1535: Guilt and Judgement-Free Tax Help with Hannah Cole, Founder of Sunlight Tax

How to find a tax expert you can trust, who really gets you, especially if you work in the creative field? Guest Hannah Cole is a tax expert who specializes in working with creative businesses and purpose-driven solopreneurs. She is the founder of Sunlight Tax, which helps tens of thousands of creative and mission-driven self-employed people skill up with accessible tax and money education through professional speaking engagements from Florida to Alaska, and on the Sunlight podcast.  Download Hannah's free visual guide to your tax deductions here. Watch her free class: Understand Your Taxes and Make Money Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/202334 minutes, 57 seconds
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1534: On Being Unapologetically Iranian with Firoozeh Dumas, Author of Funny in Farsi

Guest Firoozeh Dumas is the author of the New York Times bestseller Funny in Farsi, now celebrating its 20th anniversary. I first discovered Firoozeh and her book in my early twenties. Funny in Farsi gave me permission to be unapologetically Iranian or Irooni . In today's episode, we'll explore the joys and challenges of embracing a multicultural identity, the transformative power of storytelling, and the profound impact of humor in bridging cultural divides. Plus, the worst financial advice Firoozeh received as a kid. Follow Firoozeh on Instagram. This episode aired originally on June 5, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/202335 minutes, 45 seconds
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1533: Ask Farnoosh: High Yield Savings FOMO, Paying for Home Upgrades (Worth It?), Over-investing in Stocks

This week on Ask Farnoosh: Should you switch banks if you're only earning 2% on your savings account? When does it make sense to invest in home upgrades? Should a listener sell her house now or later? And what's the rule of thumb for asset allocation in your retirement portfolio? Is investing in 95% stocks too high? Sign up for Farnoosh's newsletter Pre-order A Healthy State of Panic and immediately access her Scared Smart video and workbook lesson plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/30/202326 minutes, 1 second
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1532: Remaking Yourself, Navigating Naysayers and the Future of Innovation with Entrepreneur Mariam Naficy

Our guest today is Mariam Naficy, a veteran entrepreneur who has founded and scaled successful companies, including Eve.com, the world’s first online cosmetics retailer, Minted, the online marketplace of premium design goods created by independent artists and designers and Tonic.xyz, a curated fine art gallery focused on blockchain art.   Born to Iranian and Chinese parents, Mariam's childhood in diverse countries shaped her perspective. She overcame adversity when her family fled Iran during the 1979 Revolution and faced challenges upon arriving in the US. Today she is the Founder & Managing Partner of Heretic Ventures, the San Francisco-based venture studio that founds companies at the intersection of culture, commerce, and creators. With a keen eye for innovative ideas, Mariam's insights on crypto, blockchain, and NFTs are invaluable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/202330 minutes, 42 seconds
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1531: Faith, Worth and Wealth with Rachel Luna, Author of Permission to Offend

We are in conversation with entrepreneur, certified master coach, international speaker, and author and host of Permission to Offend, Rachel Luna. We discuss the ways we can stand up for what we believe in, even if it doesn't win us a popularity contest, the role of faith in your financial life, and determining your worth and wealth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/26/202332 minutes
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1530: Ask Farnoosh: Getting an ROI on College, Divorce Financials, Investing for Kids

This week on So Money: A listener has a question about losing her house in a divorce and the financial considerations to make before breaking up. How to invest for yourself and your kids under one roof? My best advice for college students seeking a return on their experience? How did I structure my business? And more. Plus, several giveaways for Tough Titties. Be sure to listen for your name! (Q&A previously aired on Jan 13) Subscribe to Farnoosh's newsletter Pre-order A Healthy State of Panic and receive Scared Smart, a 3-video lesson plan + workbook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/202328 minutes, 55 seconds
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1529: Investing in Climate Solutions with Molly Wood, Founder and Chief Storyteller at Molly Wood Media

Today we're discussing the climate economy, and how capitalism can be a tool for driving solutions for a greener planet. Guest Molly Wood, longtime business and technology journalist turned venture capitalist. She shares her insights into the many moving parts and hurdles behind bringing climate solutions to the forefront, innovations she's excited to see and why she's ultimately optimistic about the direction of climate action. More about Molly: She is Founder and Chief Storyteller at Molly Wood Media, an advisory firm for the climate economy. She is also the host of Everybody in the Pool podcast and newsletter. Check out Molly's podcast today to hear me offer insights into the cost of climate change and ERG investing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/202335 minutes, 20 seconds
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1528: Breaking Free from the Guilt & Shame of Building Wealth

Today is Juneteenth, a national holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. It’s an important day that reminds us to reflect on the ongoing work that’s still needed to create true equity. Today: our conversation focuses on financial equity and the role mental health plays in supporting our journey to financial independence. And if you’re a person of color, you may have a unique set of generational trauma that continues to make life complex and your dealings with money challenging. Guests are: Yemi Rise, founder of OfColor, a black-owned financial wellness platform and Aja Evans, a licensed therapist who helps clients relieve money anxiety to achieve financial wellness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/202334 minutes, 51 seconds
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1527: Ask Farnoosh: Student Loan Payments Are Resuming. Help!

This week, we're joined by Georgia Lee Hussey, co-founder of Modernist Financial, to help answer audience questions about student loan repayments (should I pay them down fast or not?), the most tax-efficient ways to invest for retirement and what to do when a male co-worker earns more than you (but is more junior and has fewer qualifications?) Apply for Farnoosh's mentorship program here. Learn about Farnoosh's Will Work For Books Program here. Pre-order A Healthy State of Panic and receive Farnoosh's video course Scared Smart for free. Sign up for her newsletter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/16/202338 minutes, 13 seconds
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1526: The Truth About Post-Pandemic Motherhood with Sara Dean, Host of The Shameless Mom Academy podcast

From silent burnout to imposter syndrome, mothers impacted by the caregiving overload of Covid-19 and now are stepping into a post-pandemic world with a host of challenges. Guest Sara Dean is the creator and host of the Shameless Mom Academy Podcast, a top-rated podcast with nearly 2 million downloads. She is also an entrepreneur to her core – having built and grown multiple businesses to multiple six figures. She is also among a small percentage of women who have sold a business in the US. Sara’s biggest passion is helping women own their space. Listen to Sara's first time on So Money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/202330 minutes, 54 seconds
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1525: Living Your Best Life When You're the F-ing Worst with Laura Belgray, Author of Tough Titties

Farnoosh sits down with good friend Laura Belgray, author of the new book Tough Titties, a memoir about a misfit (Laura) coming of age in 80s/90s New York City, screwing up at life, and finally finding success with her first million-dollar year at age 50. Or, as her own husband calls it, “loser Sex and the City.” Pre-order Laura's book (last day!) to receive her bonuses. And listen to the end of the show to hear how to win a free copy of Tough Titties. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/202340 minutes, 31 seconds
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1524: Ask Farnoosh: I Have Trouble Finding a Good Job After Many Months! Help!

This week, an unemployed listeners ask about the risks that come with "too much" time passing while attempting to find work. Also: Farnoosh's top investing book picks and the 411 on stock splits. To learn about Farnoosh's private coaching circle, click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/202327 minutes, 54 seconds
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1523: Running a Sustainable and Profit-Friendly Business with Melissa Houston

More businesses were started in the pandemic than ever on record…and if you were on of those entrepreneurs who built a product or service based business out of necessity or a passion and want to learn how to keep it going strong, our guest Melissa Houston has advice on creating profit-friendly business, paying yourself first and outsourcing financial help to the right people. More about Melissa: She is the author Cash Confident, An Entrepreneur's Guide to Creating a Profitable Business, and the founder of She Means Profit. Melissa is a CPA and Finance Strategist who helps business owners and high income earners build their wealth. A regular contributor at Forbes and other publications, Melissa is passionate about teaching others about money management. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/202326 minutes, 9 seconds
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1522: Assimilating in America, Internet Trolls and "Bad" Money Advice with Firoozeh Dumas, NYT Bestselling Author of Funny in Farsi

Guest Firoozeh Dumas is the author of the New York Times bestseller Funny in Farsi, now celebrating its 20th anniversary. I first discovered Firoozeh and her book in my early twenties. Funny in Farsi gave me permission to be unapologetically Irooni . In today's episode, we'll explore the joys and challenges of embracing a multicultural identity, the transformative power of storytelling, and the profound impact of humor in bridging cultural divides. Plus, the worst financial advice Firoozeh received as a kid. Follow Firoozeh on Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/202335 minutes, 45 seconds
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1521: Ask Farnoosh: Cash-Out Refis, Investing in Your 50s and Getting Out of Debt Fast

Audience questions this week: What's more financially beneficial: a cash-out refinance or a home equity loan? How to ramp up investing for retirement in your 50s? And what are some ways to eliminate credit card debt sooner than later? Pre-order A Healthy State of Panic to receive Farnoosh's free online program, Scared Smart. Book Farnoosh for a virtual speaking event here. For help getting out of debt, check out www.nfcc.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/202327 minutes, 21 seconds
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1520: Lifestyle Mistakes That Keep You From Growing Your Money

Guest Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, mental strength trainer and the host of Mentally Stronger. She joins to share her 5 lifestyle mistakes that keep you from growing mentally stronger -- and financially better off. More about Amy: She is an international bestselling author. Her books, including 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, have been translated into more than 40 languages and sold more than 1 million copies. The Guardian dubbed her “the self-help guru of the moment.” Forbes calls her a “thought leadership star” and People says her book is one of the top 20 must read books of all time. She lives on a sailboat in the Florida Keys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/202334 minutes, 58 seconds
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1519: Giving Yourself "Permission to Speak" with Author Samara Bay

Uptalk. Vocal fry. Ums and Ahs. Have you been told to change the way you talk? The sound or tone of your voice? Samara Bay, speech coach to the stars and author of the popular book, Permission to Speak: How to Change What Power Sounds Like, Starting with You, joins for a conversation about voice bias, how to find the power in your voice and why "ums" are a gift. This episode originally aired April 19, 2023 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/202338 minutes, 22 seconds
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1518: Ask Farnoosh: Job Hunting Strategies, Salary Bands and Should I Pay Off My Loans Early?

This week, listeners ask about salary bands, paying off student loans early and how to follow the "rules" of investing. Plus, Farnoosh shares tips from her appearance on Live! with Kelly and Mark today re: job hunting strategies. Grab $300+ worth of giveaways when you pre-order Farnoosh's new book, A Healthy State of Panic. Book her to speak at your event or group. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/26/202321 minutes, 35 seconds
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1517: Becoming Your Boss's Boss with Margie Fox and Meghan Flood

What if your boss became your employee? Would it be awesome ...or a disaster? My guests today -- Margie Fox and Meghan Flood -- can only attest to its win-win factor. Margie is the former co-founder of the award-winning creative agency Maloney & Fox. She was Meghan's first employer out of college. Now, Meghan runs the design agency Marine Lane and has hired Margie to be her partner and consigliere. Learn how the two women are leveraging their nearly three-decade age span and navigating the boss swap. Read more about their "Boomerang" Boss story in Entrepreneur Magazine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/202338 minutes, 58 seconds
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1516: Daily Bold (and Easy) Moves to Further Your Career Shanna Hocking

Wouldn't it be nice to have an essential roadmap to help you feel more confident, clearer, and intentional in your goals at every stage of your career and your life? Guest Shanna Hocking has written a new book called One Bold Move a Day, which reveals that practical hands-on roadmap to achieving your own professional goals with intention and joy. This includes bold mindset shifts leading from where you are and recognizing the boldness, courage, and even the smallest and seemingly mundane moves we make every day...including getting up out of bed.  More about Shanna: Leveraging her 20 years of experience in fundraising and leading large teams for multi-billion dollar nonprofit organizations, Hocking advises nonprofit organizations and families on philanthropic strategy, and helps organizations build stronger workplace cultures and develop leaders to reach their potential. Shanna is a frequent writer and keynote speaker on leadership, organizational culture, and personal growth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/202334 minutes, 20 seconds
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1515: Ask Farnoosh: I Got a Lowball Job Offer. Take It or Leave It?

This week on Ask Farnoosh, listeners have questions about their options when a prospective employer makes a low initial offer, the pros and cons to filing taxes jointly with your spouse and what to do with a $25k inheritance. Subscribe to Farnoosh's newsletter Get $300 in bonuses when you pre-order A Healthy State of Panic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/202326 minutes, 57 seconds
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1514: "One in a Billion" Comedian Zarna Garg

Zarna Garg is one in a billion, an Indian immigrant mom stand-up comedian who believes brown women everywhere have a right to laugh at anything and anyone they want–including the sacred cows: brown men and their mothers. This week her Amazon Prime special dropped, taking the comedy world by storm with her perspectives on matchmaking, entitled kids, clueless husbands and tyrannical mother in laws. She is a regular at the iconic Comedy Cellar and Carolines on Broadway in NYC, has performed in Vegas and the famed Kennedy Center, and is touring nationwide in 2022. A TikTok comedy sensation with over 100 million views and 510.7k followers (and growing FAST), Zarna won Kevin Hart’s Lyft Comics comedy competition on Peacock and the 2021 Ladies of Laughter Newcomer Award. She also won the Top Comedy Feature Screenplay Award at the 2019 Austin Film Festival and was a Nicholl Fellowships Semi-Finalist. This episode originally aired on January 22, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/202338 minutes, 19 seconds
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1513: Money Never Wakes, Comedian Nathan Macintosh

Energetic, loud, and funny, Nathan Macintosh is a comedian and writer originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia now living in New York. Most recently performing for his second time on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC, Nathan has also appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS, Conan on TBS, and in January released his first self produced special 'Money Never Wakes' which was highly reviewed by The New York Times. Nathan's Comedy Special 'Money Never Wakes' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQd7kHYiNsQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/202335 minutes, 44 seconds
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1512: Ask Farnoosh: I Got Laid Off. Now What?

More So Money listeners are experiencing layoffs. Farnoosh provides important next steps to protect your money, health insurance and more. Plus: Are there any risks to money market funds? Mentioned: Apresgroup.com Sign up for Farnoosh's newsletter. Pre-order A Healthy State of Panic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/12/202332 minutes, 10 seconds
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1511: Limiting Money Beliefs and How to Stop Them with Dr. Risa Ryger

How we think and feel about money has major influence on our ability and desire to earn, invest and manage our money. Joining the show to help us work through some of our limiting financial beliefs is Dr. Risa Ryger, a Clinical Psychologist, International Speaker, and Author with 30 years of clinical and coaching experience. She is known as an Expert in Change, as she incorporates neuroscience to facilitate positive change for her clients and in her work with corporations and leadership teams.  Stay connected with Dr. Ryger on LinkedIn and Instagram or visit her website. And special bonus: Head to Instagram and DM Dr. Risa the word "FARNOOSH" to recieve her "Stress Checklist & Guide". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/202338 minutes, 21 seconds
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1510: The Price Women Pay to Be "Good" with Elise Loehnen

Ever equate wanting money with greed? Guest Elise Loehnen takes us into her new, forthcoming book On Our Best Behavior: The Price Women Pay to Be Good, where she explores ancient ideas of morality that still control and distort women’s lives and financial decisions today. About Elise: She is a writer, editor, and podcast host who lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Rob, and their two sons, Max and Sam. She is the host of Pulling the Thread, a podcast focused on pulling apart the stories we tell about who we are—and then putting those threads back together. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/202336 minutes, 17 seconds
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1509: Ask Farnoosh: How Are You Preparing for a Recession?

Farnoosh dives into how she is recession-proofing her finances, along with special co-host Nicole Stanley, founder of Arise Financial Coaching. Plus: Optimizing your time and job search post-layoff. Farnoosh picks a reviewer of the week for giveaways. Listen to Nicole's past interview where she talks about battling financial anxiety and building her family’s net worth to over $250K on an annual salary of $56K. Pre-order your copy of Farnoosh's next book: A Healthy State of Panic Join Farnoosh's newsletter and receive a free gift. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/202341 minutes, 33 seconds
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1508: The Calculus For "Enough" with Erin Lowry, Creator of Broke Millennial

Erin Lowry, founder of the Broke Millennial book series and the new BROKE MILLENNIAL WORKBOOK out this month. In our convo, we talk about how to figure out if and when you're making "enough," being the CFO in your household (without all the financial stress) and how to determine which money 'experts' to trust online and off. Join Farnoosh's newsletter and grab your free gift: http://www.farnoosh.tv/newsletter Pre-order Farnoosh's new book, A Healthy State of Panic: http://www.ahealthystateofpanic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202340 minutes, 19 seconds
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1507: Ramit Sethi, Netflix Host of "How to Get Rich"

New York Times Bestselling author Ramit Sethi shares the behind-the-scenes of his new Netflix series, How to Get Rich . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/202334 minutes, 17 seconds
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1506: Ask Farnoosh: How to Choose a High-Yield Savings Accounts? Investing Over Age 50 and 401(k) Rollovers

This week on Ask Farnoosh: The pros and cons to HYSAs, investing strategies for those 50 and older and when it makes sense to roll over an old 401(k). Subscribe to Farnoosh's newsletter and Pre-Order her new book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/28/202328 minutes, 13 seconds
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1505: Luvvie Ajayi Jones on How to Be a Good Trouble-Maker

**Giveaway Episode** New York Times bestselling author, founder of Awe Luv Media, speaker and a professional troublemaker Luvvie Ajayi Jones is back on the show with details of her next book -- a picture book! -- Little Troublemaker Makes a Mess, the story of how young Luvvie discovers what happens when doing something nice means breaking some rules. Luvvie and Farnoosh discuss how to make 'good trouble' at work, the challenges of running a business and the power of discomfort. Follow Luvvie at www.luvvie.org/connect and stay tuned to learn how to get her new book and something else special. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/202338 minutes, 8 seconds
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1504: Bouncing Back After Your Worst Moments with Dr. Neeta Bhushan

How to embrace the joy in the chaos and find magic in the mess? Guest Dr. Neeta is the founder of Global GRIT Institute, a wellness education platform for optimizing wellbeing, and author of the new book That Sucked, Now What?, a real-talk guide to personal growth that draws on embracing the suck while breaking through to lasting, audacious resilience.  A new definition of resilience The Fly Forward Framework Farnoosh's suckiest financial moment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/202336 minutes, 23 seconds
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1503: Top Money Apps, Career Malaise, Overpaying a Credit Card and Should I Hire a Financial Planner?

This week's Ask Farnoosh: The pros and cons to overpaying a credit card for the sake of budgeting for big expenses; how to create an exit strategy from an industry that you don't love; should I work with a financial planner if I don't need investing help? Plus: Farnoosh's favorite money apps. Join Farnoosh's weekly newsletter and never miss out on news, updates and freebies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/202330 minutes, 55 seconds
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1502: Voice Bias and Why "Ums" Are Great with Samara Bay, Author of Permission to Speak

Uptalk. Vocal fry. Ums and Ahs. Have you been told to change the way you talk? The sound or tone of your voice? Samara Bay, speech coach to the stars and author of the popular book, Permission to Speak: How to Change What Power Sounds Like, Starting with You, joins for a conversation about voice bias, how to find the power in your voice and why "ums" are a gift. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202338 minutes, 21 seconds
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1501: Jake Cohen, NYT Bestselling Author of JEW-ISH

Jake Cohen is a "nice Jewish boy who loves food." He is the author of the bestseller JEW-ISH: A COOKBOOK: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch and the forthcoming I Could Nosh: Classic Jew-ish Recipes Revamped for Every Day. More about Jake: He studied at The Culinary Institute of America, during and after which he spent time working the line at NYC institutions, DANIEL and ABC Kitchen. Eventually, he transitioned out of restaurants and into food media, first at Saveur Magazine, where he led up recipe testing in the publication's test kitchen. After Saveur, he contributed to dozens of incredible food publications. He was the Food Editor of TastingTable.com, the Food Critic for Time Out New York, and the Editorial and Test Kitchen Director of The Feedfeed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/202339 minutes, 47 seconds
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1500: Ask Farnoosh: Employer Stock Risks, Inheriting Debt and When It Makes Sense to Get a HELOC

In this milestone episode (1500!!) Farnoosh reflects on the show's evolution and offers advice related to investing, being left with debt after a spouse's death and how to make the most of a 401(k). Plus: Farnoosh breaks down why she took out a HELOC this year. Join Farnoosh's email community and get a free e-book, So Money Secrets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/202330 minutes, 25 seconds
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1499: Carly Cylinder, Founder of FLOUR LA on Growing a Business in a Recession

Today is a full circle moment on So Money with guest Carly Cylinder, founder of the floral design studio FLOUR LA and long-time listener who says the show's advice helped her eliminate debt and get a better handle on her money. Carly offers advice on how to bootstrap your way to running a thriving small business. Her company started out as a delivery service based out of her small apartment and later grew into bicoastal, full-service studio. Discover how she used clever marketing strategies and free PR to create and leverage opportunities.   Carly is also the author of THE FLOWER CHEF: A MODERN GUIDE TO DO-IT-YOURSELF FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/202336 minutes, 44 seconds
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Bonus: Succession Recap S4, E3, Connor's Wedding

This is a bonus episode where Farnoosh stops by the Fake The Nation podcast to talk with host Negin Farsad and artist and resident wealth expert Danielle Gurschlag about the latest episode of Succession. Subscribe to FTN and never miss a recap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/202357 minutes, 15 seconds
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1498: The Ultimate Teen Money Hack with Dan Sheeks

Dan Sheeks, founder of SheeksFreaks and author of First to a Million is back! He discusses. his ultimate teen money hack for parents, strategy he says is the BEST way for a parent to prepare their children to crush their financial future. More about Dan: He is a high school Business/Marketing teacher, real estate investor, and personal finance advocate in Denver, CO. His students have competed at the national level in entrepreneurship, personal finance, marketing, and hospitality services with much success over the years. The SheeksFreaks community aims to help teens use specific methods of saving, earning extra income, and investing to set them on a track to purchase real estate investment properties in their early 20s and achieve financial independence at a young age. Email him [email protected] to receive his free downloads. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/202326 minutes, 38 seconds
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1497: Ask Farnoosh: Managing Money Through the Ages

This episode is brought to us by Prudential, one of the most trusted financial services firms in the country. Prudential provides empowering advice and insights to help us all thrive in our financial lives and the brand is synonymous with strength and resilience. Whether you're saving for college, planning retirement, or working toward any other financial milestone, Prudential is here to help. Visit Farnoosh.TV/Prudential tor tips on how to set yourself up for financial success now and in the future. I am a non-client, paid promoter of Prudential Financial. To learn more about the material terms of my relationship with Prudential, please go to Farnoosh.TV/Prudential   This podcast is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be, nor should be construed as investment, insurance, financial, tax or legal advice. Please consult with your own advisor for such advice. Today we are discussing money through the ages with Cynthia Decker, Prudential CFP. What are the different financial considerations for those in their 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond?  Whether you're a recent college grad wondering whether to invest in graduate school, in the middle of your career and wondering how to afford raising a family or approaching retirement and worried about having "enough" money to fully stop working, Cynthia and Farnoosh offer some guidance. More about Cynthia Decker: Prior to her work as a financial planner, she was a professional orchestral musician for over 20 years, as a Flutist with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony. She enjoys working with clients of all ages and backrounds, helping them better understand their own individual financial situations, and guiding them to more secure futures. In her spare time she is an avid gardener and outdoors person. There is no better way to spend a day off than in the forest with her dog, Rudy, son and husband. Prudential Disclosure: Our financial advisors offer financial planning and investment advisory services and programs through Pruco Securities, LLC (Pruco), under the marketing name Prudential Financial Planning Services (PFPS), pursuant to a separate client agreement. A financial advisor or financial planner offers insurance and securities products and services as a registered representative of Pruco, and an agent of issuing insurance companies. 1-800-778-2255. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/202331 minutes, 32 seconds
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1496: You're Financially Secure. Now What? with Bobbi Rebell, Author of Launching Financial Grownups

Financial expert and author Bobbi Rebell joins with advice on smart ways to think about money when you've achieved all your big goals like paying down debt, saving and investing. Plus: How to prepare young kids (and older teens) for financial success and ways families can begin to build generational wealth. Check out Bobbi's latest book Launching Financial Grownups: Live Your Richest Life by Helping Your (Almost) Adult Kids Become Everyday Money Smart Learn about Bobbi's new consultancy Financial Wellness Strategies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/202334 minutes, 55 seconds
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1495: Making Time and Space for a Creative Endeavor with Chelsea Fagan

So Money friend and founder of The Financial Diet, Chelsea Fagan drops by to share an exciting update: she's written a book! But not a personal finance book. A gripping novel! It's entitled, A Perfect Vintage. The synopsis: Lea Mortimer has everything under control. As a highly sought-after consultant specializing in transforming dilapidated French country estates into boutique hotels, she relishes her freedom as a single, childfree woman. And her life is full, occupied as much by her impeccable historic renovations as by the aristocratic -- and often exhausting -- French families she works for. But after the heated divorce of her closest friend and cousin Stephanie Bryce, Lea finds herself taking Stephanie and her college-aged daughter to the Loire Valley in France for the summer. As they tag along for Lea's latest work assignment, despite their best intentions, they threaten to complicate the tightrope act of launching the hotel on time. And when Lea unexpectedly falls for the much-younger son of her boss, she quickly learns the beauty and danger of losing control. Learn how Chelsea became inspired to write and self-publish a work of fiction and her advice for others who want to bring a creative idea to life (without quitting their day job). More about Chelsea: Her company, The Financial Diet, is the largest women's personal finance media company. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and dog. Learn more about FTD’s membership program here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/202331 minutes, 30 seconds
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1494: Ask Farnoosh: Affording Life's Biggest Purchases

In honor of Women's History’s Month, I’ve partnered with Prudential, one of the most trusted financial services firms in the country, to provide empowering advice and insights to help us all thrive in our financial lives. The Prudential brand is synonymous with strength and resilience. Head to Farnoosh.TV/Prudential for our top tips on how to set yourself up for financial success now and in the future. Whether you're saving for college, planning retirement, or working toward any other financial milestone, Prudential is here to help you get there and beyond. Visit prudential.com to learn more. I am a non-client, paid promoter of Prudential Financial. To learn more about the material terms of my relationship with Prudential, please go to Farnoosh.TV/Prudential. This podcast is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be, nor should be construed as investment, insurance, financial, tax or legal advice. Please consult with your own advisor for such advice. Today’s Ask Farnoosh episode is about how to afford life’s biggest (and exciting!) expenses. My special co-host, Prudential CFP Mary O’Malley, offers insights strategies you don’t want to miss including: Should you buy a home right now? Pros and cons to leasing Saving up for a baby When does a HELOC make sense? Benefits to Supplemental Medical Insurance More about Mary: Her career life began as a Special Education teacher where she spent over a decade teaching underprivileged and special needs children. In 2011, Mary started a family but after spending a few years as a stay-at-home mom she made the decision to go back into the professional workforce by entering the financial services industry. Her passion for teaching in a traditional setting had subsided but her passion to educate others still remains strong to this day. Mary’s interest in the financial industry was born out of her ability to overcome her own personal struggle with finances. Mary is not one to shy away from a challenge, and becoming a Certified Financial Planner has fulfilled her desire to educate others on how to take control of their personal finances. Mary O’Malley CFP® joined Prudential Advisors in November 2020 and is now working with an all-female producer group that is dedicated to helping individuals, families and small business secure what is important, and take intentional steps toward reaching future goals and lifelong financial stability. Prudential Disclosure: Our financial advisors offer financial planning and investment advisory services and programs through Pruco Securities, LLC (Pruco), under the marketing name Prudential Financial Planning Services (PFPS), pursuant to a separate client agreement. A financial advisor or financial planner offers insurance and securities products and services as a registered representative of Pruco, and an agent of issuing insurance companies. 1-800-778-2255. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/31/202332 minutes, 31 seconds
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1493: Money Made Easy Author and Budgeting Expert Allison Baggerly

Personal finance expert Allison Baggerly shares proven solutions for budgeting, changing your money mindset, and reaching your financial goals from her new book Money Made Easy. More about Allison: On her blog and popular Instagram account, Inspired Budget, Allison Baggerly teaches her budgeting method to thousands of followers. Her advice stems from her own personal journey to pay down $111,000 in debt in 4.5 years. Learn more about Allison on her website, www.InspiredBudget.com. And connect with her on Instagram @InspiredBudget Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/202329 minutes, 15 seconds
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1492: How to Quit Your Job with Amy Porterfield, NYT Best Selling Author of Two Weeks Notice

Is it "safe" to quit your job right now? How to create a financial road map to leave your job with confidence? Today's show offers a step-by-step blueprint for quitting your 9 to 5 with the intention to create your own business. Amy Porterfield, author of the NYT Best Selling book, Two Weeks Notice: Find the Courage to Quit Your Job, Make More Money, Work Where You Want, and Change the World, joins with road-tested advice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/202330 minutes, 2 seconds
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1491: Ask Farnoosh: All Things Investing and Retirement

In honor of Women’s History’s Month, I’ve partnered with Prudential, one of the most trusted financial services firms in the country, to provide empowering advice and insights to help us all thrive in our financial lives. The Prudential brand is synonymous with strength and resilience. Head to Farnoosh.TV/Prudential for our top tips on how to set yourself up for financial success now and in the future. Whether you’re saving for college, planning retirement, or working toward any other financial milestone, Prudential is here to help you get there and beyond. Visit prudential.com to learn more. I am a non-client, paid promoter of Prudential Financial. To learn more about the material terms of my relationship with Prudential, please go to Farnoosh.TV/Prudential. This podcast is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be, nor should be construed as investment, insurance, financial, tax or legal advice. Please consult with your own advisor for such advice. Today’s show: Answering your biggest investing and retirement questions. Farnoosh and special guest Sara Benton, Prudential Financial Planner, review audience questions about how to start, the best ways to maximize your 401(k) and the ins and outs of Roth IRA rollovers. For a free financial checklist from Prudential go to join.farnoosh.tv. More about Sara Benton: She has been a Financial Planner at The Prudential Insurance Company of America for over 10 years. Sara is passionate about financial wellness and helping her clients achieve their goals through education, guidance and crafting custom strategies for their financial future. Ensuring her clients are confident about their goals and are prepared for unexpected challenges, whatever the life stage, is her primary focus. Sara holds the Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Consultant, and Chartered Life Underwriter designations and is constantly looking for ways to grow and learn more to better assist her clients. She leads worksite education programs aimed to empower employees to take hold of their finances and understand the impacts of their financial decisions. Prudential Disclosure: Our financial advisors offer financial planning and investment advisory services and programs through Pruco Securities, LLC (Pruco), under the marketing name Prudential Financial Planning Services (PFPS), pursuant to a separate client agreement. A financial advisor or financial planner offers insurance and securities products and services as a registered representative of Pruco, and an agent of issuing insurance companies. 1-800-778-2255. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/202334 minutes, 32 seconds
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1490: Nowruz Reflections with Farnoosh and Ana Homayoun

For Iranians and millions others who observe Nowruz, the New Year is a time spent reflecting on the past and setting goals for a new beginning. Ana Homayoun, Iranian-American founder of Green Ivy Consulting and Farnoosh exchange memories of celebrating Nowruz as kids, their favorite traditions, and why this new year takes on a new meaning with the ongoing revolution in Iran. More about Ana: For over 2 decades she has focused on helping students discover practical solutions to promote purposeful learning. Her prescriptive solutions encourage better executive functioning skills, effectively address the culture of teen perfectionism, and provide real-life advice on how to navigate social media and technology overwhelm in an always-on digital world. Her sensible perspective is real, relevant, and adored by parents, educators and students around the world. Her next book is called Erasing the Finish Line. You can preorder here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/202330 minutes
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1489: Building Wealth With the Right Behavior; Morgan Housel, Author of The Psychology of Money

Mastering money has little to do with math. Instead, behavior is the most important side of investing, says today’s guest Morgan Housel, author of one of the highest-selling financial book The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness. We discuss many of his insights including the underestimated power of luck and risk, how the only way to stay wealthy is being both frugal and paranoid, and the fallacy of ‘earned success’ and ‘deserved failure.’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/202328 minutes, 55 seconds
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1488: Ask Farnoosh: High Yield Savings or Stocks? Smart Money Moves in Uncertain Times

In honor of Women’s History’s Month, I’ve partnered with Prudential, one of the most trusted financial services firms in the country, to provide empowering advice and insights to help us all thrive in our financial lives. The Prudential brand is synonymous with strength and resilience. Head to Farnoosh.TV/Prudential for our top tips on how to set yourself up for financial success now and in the future. Whether you’re saving for college, planning retirement, or working toward any other financial milestone, Prudential is here to help you get there and beyond. Visit prudential.com to learn more. I am a non-client, paid promoter of Prudential Financial. To learn more about the material terms of my relationship with Prudential, please go to Farnoosh.TV/Prudential. This podcast is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be, nor should be construed as investment, insurance, financial, tax or legal advice. Please consult with your own advisor for such advice. Today's show: How to thrive in these uncertain times? Farnoosh and special guest Natalya Robbins, Prudential Financial Planner, ChFC®, RICP®, WMCP®, answer audience questions about saving versus investing, how much cash is "too" much in savings and when does it make sense to invest in working with a financial planner? For a free financial checklist go to join.farnoosh.tv and getting the free checklist from Prudential. More about Natalya Robbins: She is a graduate of Pomors University with Honors with a degree in teaching and foreign languages. Prior to joining the financial services industry in 2001, She worked as an interpreter for the international company, while teaching several courses at the University. She has earned the Chartered Financial Consultant Designation through the American College (CHFC®), The Retirement Income Certified Professional Designation ( RICP®) and most recently Wealth Management Congress Street Financial Group Certified Professional (WMCP®). She attended Financial Planning School in Newark, NJ. In 2020 she opened her private office and is currently working on Wealth Management for Talented Professional Women. Natalya is also a speaker at Women Rock! Their Finances! Events and several international podcasts. Being a former professional figure skater, Natalya enjoys learning new things, reading, figure skating, taekwondo and most importantly, sharing the knowledge and passion with other people. Prudential Disclosure: Our financial advisors offer financial planning and investment advisory services and programs through Pruco Securities, LLC (Pruco), under the marketing name Prudential Financial Planning Services (PFPS), pursuant to a separate client agreement. A financial advisor or financial planner offers insurance and securities products and services as a registered representative of Pruco, and an agent of issuing insurance companies. 1-800-778-2255. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/202326 minutes, 51 seconds
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1487: Negotiating Your Salary and Earning More Post-Layoff and Other Career Transitions

Negotiation expert Alexandra Carter, author of Ask For More, joins to talk about negotiating when you’re in a transition phase (switching jobs, recently laid off, heading back to work after a break), what we *should* negotiate for but rarely do and why being scared in a negotiation means you’re doing it RIGHT! More about Alex: She is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Mediation Clinic at Columbia Law School. She has spent the last eleven years helping thousands of people negotiate better, build relationships and reach their goals. In 2019, Alex was awarded the Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, Columbia University’s highest teaching honor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202335 minutes, 28 seconds
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1486: From Foster Care to Financial Educator, Marc Russell, Founder of BetterWallet

Guest Marc Russell is the creator of BetterWallet, where he teaches families all around the world how to make money work for them through practical investing. His journey began as a foster child for 13 years. He was eventually adopted by a low-income family who prioritized education. Marc then self-funded his college education (Penn State) and then climbed the ranks at some of the largest financial institutions in the world. While excelling in his Wall Street career, Marc struggled with his own finances, living paycheck-to-paycheck with $80,000 of debt. He is now debt-free. Grab Marc's Bulletproof Investing Checklist Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/202331 minutes, 14 seconds
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1485: Ask Farnoosh: Home Buying in a Seller's Market, Spousal IRAs, Stock Loans and Negotiating Workplace Benefits

How can prospective home buyers set themselves up for success in what appears to be another seller's market this spring?Listeners want to know about the ins and outs of spousal Roth IRAs, borrowing against a stock portfolio, negotiating work benefits and whether it's wise to pay off a mortgage early or invest in stocks instead? Farnoosh picks two listeners to win a copy of Glow in the F*cking Dark. Subscribe to Farnoosh's newsletter to get first dibs on all the latest news, announcements and financial advice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/10/202328 minutes, 6 seconds
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1484: The 3 Biggest Parenting Lies with Dr. Shefali, Author of The Parenting Map

**Listen to learn how to win a free copy of the book!** NYT Bestselling author and Oprah favorite, Dr. Shefali joins to share insights from her newest book, The Parenting Map: Step-by-Step Solutions to Consciously Create the Ultimate Parent-Child Relationship. She shares the 3 biggest lies parents believe when it comes to raising children, how mothers, fathers and caregivers can connect more deeply with their children and improve their relationship, and the healthiest, safest way to introduce social media to your teens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/202329 minutes, 35 seconds
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1483: The Financial Benefits of Plant-Based Meals

What if we could find sweet relief from rising grocery prices and eat delicious and healthy meals that save both money and time? Popular blogger Toni Okamoto is here with advice and insights from her cookbook Plant-Based on a Budget: Quick and Easy. Toni’s relatable approach is all about “progress over perfection.”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/202328 minutes, 11 seconds
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1482: Ask Farnoosh: The Pros and Cons of High-Yield Savings and 529 Roth Rollovers

This week: Is it worth it to transfer savings out of your current bank to a high-yield savings account (HYSA)? Given a new law, is it wise to rollover unused 529 dollars into a Roth IRA? How can parents raise kids to be "so money?" Subscribe to Farnoosh's new podcast: Better Business. Sign up for Farnoosh's newsletter here and instantly get a copy of So Money Secrets, a compilation of the best advice shared on the podcast. Register for Pitch, Please in NYC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/3/202328 minutes, 30 seconds
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1481: What Women Want with Aliza Freud, Founder of SheSpeaks

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ll be spotlighting leading women entrepreneurs and field experts throughout March. We kick off with Aliza Freud who Founder and CEO of SheSpeaks, an online marketing platform that builds and operates largely women-led influencer communities on behalf of Fortune 500 brands. She shares what compelled her to start her company in the thick of the great recession in 2009, her specific advice for aspiring influencers on how to lay a strong foundation for long-term success and...what do women want? What is the #1 way women want to re-acclimate and make up for some of the hardships they endured during the pandemic? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/202330 minutes, 35 seconds
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1480: Investing Made Simple with Tess Waresmith

Tess Waresmith is the founder of Wealth with Tess, a financial education platform helping women professionals and entrepreneurs build their wealth and confidence using simple investing strategies. Her passion for helping others learn to invest comes from making her own big investing mistake early in her life that cost her over $80,000 dollars in less than 5 years. Tess has over 10+ years of experience in the stock market, real estate, and businesses, and has grown her net worth by $500,000 over the last 4 years using simple investing strategies. Follow Tess on Instagram - @wealthwithtess Free Training - How to Build Wealth The Simple Way Investing - Join my next free workshop to learn how t invest in the stock market using an effective, low-maintenance strategy, perfect for busy professionals and entrepreneurs that are short-on-time or beginners. Financial Independence Checklist - If you want to ensure you have enough money to retire but aren't sure where to start or don't know if you are behind financially, this is the checklist is for you Website - Wealthwithtess.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/202336 minutes, 30 seconds
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1479: Ask Farnoosh: I'm 22 and Lost. How to Get on the "Right" Path Towards Building Wealth?

This week, Farnoosh answers audience questions related to investing, negotiating a salary and getting on the "right" track when you're just starting out in your 20s to design a meaningful and prosperous life. Sign up for Farnoosh's newsletter to be the first to learn about all the news, giveaways and more. Receive a free download of So Money Secrets when you do. Grab one of the last spots at Pitch, Please! April 28th in NYC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/202330 minutes, 34 seconds
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1478: The Best Ways to Teach Teens About Money with Dan Sheeks

Dan Sheeks, founder of SheeksFreaks and author of First to a Million: A Teenager’s Guide to Achieving Early Financial Freedom shares strategies, concepts, and the mindset teenagers need to achieve early financial freedom. More about Dan: He is a high school Business/Marketing teacher, real estate investor, and personal finance advocate in Denver, CO. His students have competed at the national level in entrepreneurship, personal finance, marketing, and hospitality services with much success over the years. The SheeksFreaks community aims to help teens use specific methods of saving, earning extra income, and investing to set them on a track to purchase real estate investment properties in their early 20s and achieve financial independence at a young age. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/202334 minutes, 14 seconds
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1477: Launching a Business During Covid, With Cancer: Willa's Organic Oat Milk

Sister co-founders Elena Zienda and Christina Dorr Drake discuss launching their business Willa's Organic Oat Milk at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and while navigating Christina's early stage cancer diagnosis. Also: the secret to two sisters managing to run a business together, the legacy of their grandmother that helps drive Willa's mission an how fear enabled them to succeed time and time again. To try Willa's oat milk, check out this link: https://willaskitchen.com/discount/SOMONEY Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/202330 minutes, 2 seconds
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1476: Ask Farnoosh: Should I Quit My Job? Should I Buy a Car with Cash or Loan?

This week: Socially responsible investing, tips for buying a car, deciding whether to quit a job and more. Farnoosh selects 15 winners for Ramit Sethi's I Will Teach You to Be Rich journal. Email [email protected] if you hear your name along with your mailing address. Podcasts referenced: Alleviating Burnout with Cait Donovan & Socially Responsible Investing with CFP Georgia Lee Hussey Join Farnoosh's So Money newsletter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/202333 minutes, 59 seconds
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1475: Tara Schuster, Author of Glow In the F*cking Dark and Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies

A special show for my birthday. We're in conversation with one of my favorite new authors, Tara Schuster, who wrote the acclaimed, wildly popular book Buy Yourself the Fucking Lilies. She will soon release her highly anticipated new book Glow in the F*cking Dark: Simple Practices to Heal Your Soul, from Someone Who Learned the Hard Way. I am reading it now and in true Tara style, the book is raw, relatable, and full of wisdom. She and I discuss easy ways to heal your deepest wounds, getting off your “good enough” plateau, and the power in loneliness. Visit my Instagram to learn how to enter to win a free copy of her new book. And if you'd like to enter to win a copy of Ramit Sethi's I Will Teach You to Be Rich Journal: — LEAVE A REVIEW in Apple podcasts. Preferably a review of one of Ramit's appearances on So Money.  And/Or — CREATE A FAN POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA. This can be a video, reel, feed post on Instagram or TikTok. Tags:  Instagram: @farnoooshtorabi and @ramit TikTok @farnooshsomoney and @ramit.sethi  Giveaways announced February 19th, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/202335 minutes, 47 seconds
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1474: Would You Share Your Income Publicly? The Merits of Salary Transparency with Hannah Williams

Fed up with the lack of pay transparency in the US, 20-something Hannah Williams hit the road with a camera to ask everyday Americans "How much do you make?" Since 2022, her videos, posted on social media, have gone viral and it's led her and her co-founder to quit their day jobs and focus on building their company Salary Transparent Street full-time. What are the reactions people have given here when asked to reveal their pay? Is it always "safe" to share? Follow Salary Transparent Street on all their platforms and learn more here. To enter to win an I Will Teach You to Be Rich journal by Ramit Sethi: — LEAVE A REVIEW in Apple podcasts. Preferably a review of one of Ramit's appearances on So Money. And/Or — CREATE A FAN POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA. This can be a video, reel, feed post on Instagram or TikTok. Tags: Instagram: @farnoooshtorabi and @ramit TikTok @farnooshsomoney and @ramit.sethi Giveaway ends on February 19th, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/202334 minutes, 29 seconds
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1473: Ask Farnoosh: Rebuilding Finances Post-Divorce, Talking Money With Aging Parents and 529 Plans

This Friday: How to rebuild your finances in the aftermath of a divorce, the ins and outs of 529 plans, how adult kids can engage their aging parents in a discussion about their retirement and long-term financial plans and a credit card conundrum. Mentioned on the show: Check out todaytix.com for deals on theatre tickets. To enter to win an I Will Teach You to Be Rich journal by Ramit Sethi: — LEAVE A REVIEW in Apple podcasts. Preferably a review of one of Ramit's appearances on So Money. And/Or — CREATE A FAN POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA. This can be a video, reel, feed post on Instagram or TikTok. Tags: Instagram: @farnoooshtorabi and @ramit TikTok @farnooshsomoney and @ramit.sethi Giveaway ends on February 19th, 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/10/202328 minutes, 54 seconds
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1472: Talking Money with Financial Pop Star, Mrs. Dow Jones

As part of the show's partnership with Amex, my latest episode is with the one and only financial pop star Haley Sacks, aka Mrs Dow Jones. In a rare podcast interview, Haley shares the beginnings of her rise to fin-fluencer fame and offers advice on everything from setting money goals to optimizing taxes and banking like a pro. Mentioned on the program: American Express Rewards Checking Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202331 minutes, 17 seconds
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1471: Big Time Adulting with Caitlin Murray

I am very choosy when it comes to following content creators on social media. One of my favorites is Caitlin Murray for her honest, funny and real advice for parents. As the mom of three, Caitlin takes to Instagram (500k followers) and her podcast, both entitled Big Time Adulting, to entertain and inspire tired, overwhelmed and determined parents everywhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/202334 minutes, 5 seconds
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1470: Ask Farnoosh: All-Things Investing

Investing is a big theme on today's show. Listeners want to know: Should I sell my investments if they've performed poorly and I may need the money soon? What are the best types of investment accounts for retirement that don't have minimum ages for withdrawals?  How do I prioritize contributions to the 401k, my Roth, and my high-yield savings account?  Plus: The benefits of student loans and the pros/cons of pet insurance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/202328 minutes, 50 seconds
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1469: Money & Dating: Who Pays, Financial Red Flags, Dating Apps and More

This episode: All your top questions about dating and money answered. Guest Lily Womble was one of the top matchmakers in the U.S. After setting up hundreds of first dates, she realized that with the right tools, high achieving women could match themselves better than anyone else ever could. She started her company, Date Brazen, five years ago and has since helped thousands of women become their own expert matchmaker with her unconventional, intersectional feminist approach to dating. Grab Lily's Free Guide to Make Dating Feel Like Self-Care. Subscribe to her podcast and follow her on TikTok. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202335 minutes, 5 seconds
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1468: Create the Rich Life You Deserve with Scarlett Cochran

Scarlett Cochran is the founder of One Big Happy Life and author of the new book, It's Not About the Money: A proven path to building wealth your way while creating the rich life that you deserve. Listen to Scarlett's first appearance on So Money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/202332 minutes, 4 seconds
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1467: Ask Farnoosh: Choosing a Great Checking Account, Prioritizing Savings Goals and Pros/Cons to Quitting Right Now

On today's episodes: Wise ways to prioritize savings goals and potential risks (and rewards) to quitting your job in this economy. Also, special guest Corey Timlin, Head of Consumer Deposits at American Express, offers insights on how to pick a good checking account. This episode is brought to us by American Express. For more visit AmericanExpress.com/RewardsChecking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/27/202332 minutes, 27 seconds
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1466: Behind the Scenes with Top Financial Journalist Diane King Hall

Today's guest is a friend and top financial journalist, Diane King Hall, who's been covering business news for more than 20 years. King Hall was most recently a correspondent and fill-in anchor for CBS News. She cut her teeth in the leading newsrooms in the country, and embedded on Wall Street. King Hall has worked at Bloomberg, BBC, NY1, and CNN. She is passionate about sharing the principles she has learned to help uplift people and improve their financial lives. She shares wisdom and practical steps from her own journey navigating the world of money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/202338 minutes, 38 seconds
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1465: "Funny Brown Mom" Zarna Garg on Comedy, Money and Mother-in-Laws

Zarna Garg is one in a billion, an Indian immigrant mom stand-up comedian who believes brown women everywhere have a right to laugh at anything and anyone they want–including the sacred cows: brown men and their mothers. She is a regular at the iconic Comedy Cellar and Carolines on Broadway in NYC, has performed in Vegas and the famed Kennedy Center, and is touring nationwide in 2022. A TikTok comedy sensation with over 100 million views and 510.7k followers (and growing FAST), Zarna won Kevin Hart’s Lyft Comics comedy competition on Peacock and the 2021 Ladies of Laughter Newcomer Award. She also won the Top Comedy Feature Screenplay Award at the 2019 Austin Film Festival and was a Nicholl Fellowships Semi-Finalist. Zarna talks about her pivot to comedy in her 40s, motherhood, money and laughing about the "sacred cows": brown men and their mothers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/202336 minutes, 51 seconds
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1464: Ask Farnoosh: Use a HELOC to Buy a 2nd Home? Pay Off Loans or Invest More?

This week's Ask Farnoosh covers leveraging the equity in a primary home to buy a second property, how to choose a CPA, whether to invest in a Roth IRA or pay off high interest student loans, and the risks that come with parents helping their adult children pay down debt. Plus, a new reviewer of the week earns a free money consult. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/20/202332 minutes, 30 seconds
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1463: Career Lessons From the Media Mogul You Never Heard Of

Integrity. Kindness. Substance and value. These may not be the words used to describe today's media moguls or Fortune 500 CEOs, but it is how many remember the late Frank Biondi, the former CEO of HBO, Universal Studios, and Viacom. Today's guest is Jane Biondi Munna, Frank's youngest daughter and co-author of his memoir, Let's Be Frank, where she shares how he made good relationships alongside great deals, earned respect while earning multi-million dollar returns, and maintained character even when surrounded by an industry full of characters. More about Jane: She is an executive at JPMorgan Chase. She has served for over a decade in roles across marketing, finance, strategy, and communications, including as the executive communications partner to the co-president and COO of the firm. Her twenty years of experience began with investment banking and included a few years in marketing and special events for the Los Angeles Dodgers where she booked celebrities to throw out the ceremonial first pitch or sing the national anthem. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/202336 minutes, 32 seconds
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1462: Managing Financial Anxiety in 2023 with Money Coach Nicole Stanley

We are midway through January and the overwhelm of financial resolution setting may already be setting in. How to navigate your finances and achieve your savings and investing goals more gracefully in 2023? Guest Nicole Stanley is the founder of Arise Financial Coaching, a company dedicated to helping professionals who have tried everything finally ditch debt, save more, and enjoy financial confidence. In five years, she went from battling financial anxiety to building her family’s net worth to over $250K on an annual salary of $56K. In 2020, after her husband became furloughed, Nicole officially started her coaching practice and became the sole breadwinner in her household. She speaks candidly about that pivot. Fun fact: The average Arise client saves $20K in six months without giving up the things they love. Nicole lives in Denver, CO with her husband and two children. Learn more about Nicole on her website and Instagram. Check out her So Money interview from May 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/202335 minutes, 17 seconds
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1461: Ask Farnoosh: Weighing the Financial Risks of Divorce

This week on So Money: A listener has a question about losing her house in a divorce and the financial considerations to make before breaking up. How to invest for yourself and your kids under one roof? My best advice for college students seeking a return on their experience? How did I structure my business? And more. Plus, a new reviewer of the week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/13/202328 minutes, 58 seconds
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1460: Financial Advice for First-Generation Americans with Anna N'Jie Konte

How to reconcile the fact that while your immigrant parents want you to be financially safe and secure, their advice doesn't speak to your ambitions or search for happiness? Financial planner Anna N'Jie Konte is our guest. She is the founder of Dare to Dream Financial Planning: a fee-only, virtual financial planning firm that serves the needs of 30/40 something women of color who want to live boldly and make a lasting impact on their family tree.   Konte is also the host of the “First-Gen Realness” podcast. There, she engages in conversations with her fellow first-generation Americans in order to reinforce their value and immense contributions to the fabric of America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/202338 minutes
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1459: Here's How to Make Life's Most Important Decisions

With the new year comes new decisions: Should I quit? Take the new job? Get married? Have kids? Start a business? Buy a home? Guests today are Stanford Professor Myra H. Strober and social innovation leader Abby Davisson, co-authors of the new book Money and Love: An Intelligent Roadmap for Life’s Big Decisions. In our conversation, they share a road-tested strategy for making high-stakes decisions with confidence and personal alignment.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/202331 minutes, 57 seconds
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1458: Ask Farnoosh: Buying a Home in 2023. Should I Take the Plunge?

Kicking off 2023 with a fresh episode of Ask Farnoosh. Farnoosh talks about the #1 financial lesson she wants her kids to learn, thoughts on new year goals and opportunities for home buyers in 2023. Plus, a new reviewer of the week wins a free 15 minute money call. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/6/202328 minutes, 56 seconds
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1457: Tori Dunlap, Author of Financial Feminist and Founder of Her First $100k

Globally-recognized personal finance educator, podcast host, and social media star Tori Dunlap joins the show to talk her book, Financial Feminist: Overcome the Patriarchy's Bullsh*t to Master Your Money and Build a Life You Love. It is an inclusive guide to all things money—from managing debt to investing and voting with your dollars. More about Tori: She quit her corporate job in marketing and founded Her First $100K to fight financial inequality by giving women actionable resources to better their money. She has helped over three million women negotiate salary, pay off debt, build savings, and invest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/4/202337 minutes, 27 seconds
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1456: HNY! Farnoosh's Favorite Money Advice

Happy New Year! This episode revisits some of Farnoosh's fave financial wisdom shared on So Money in 2022 that she hopes we'll carry into the new year. Hear from: Caroline Dooner, author of Tired as F*ck, Eve Rodsky, author of Find Your Unicorn Space, Chelsea Fagan, CEO of The Financial Diet and Barbara Sloan, author of Tipped. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/2/202330 minutes, 17 seconds
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1455: Ask Farnoosh: Best Financial Advice in Your 30s

A replay from April 8, 2022, this Ask Farnoosh covers how to save and invest in your 30s. Also: How badly will a car refi damage my credit score? How to best afford a new home for my parents? This week’s Ask Farnoosh addresses audience questions with guest co-host Georgia Lee Hussy, CFP and founder of Modernist Financial in Portland, Oregon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/30/202234 minutes, 13 seconds
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1454: Best of So Money 2022: Money & Mental Health

So Money explored money and mental health throughout the year with the country's leading experts on burnout, anxiety and financial fear. Revisiting some of those discussion in today's episode with guests Cait Donovan, host of FRIED: The Burnout Podcast, Dr. Ellen Vora, author of The Anatomy of Anxiety, entrepreneur Ellie Diop and Katie Gatti, host of Money with Katie podcast on Morning Brew. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/28/202226 minutes, 17 seconds
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1453: Best of So Money 2022: Financial Equity and the Racial Wealth Gap

Revisiting some of the year's most powerful interviews about financial equity with Christina Blacken, founder of The New Quo, Rendel Solomon, racial justice advocate, and Xavier Ramey, CEO of Justice Informed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/26/202227 minutes, 44 seconds
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1452: Ask Farnoosh: Earning Over $250k and Paycheck to Paycheck

This episode originally aired on August 19, 2022. Farnoosh shares thoughts on an article about households earning $250,000 but living paycheck to paycheck. Audience members want to know: Can I retire early? What to do with an inheritance? How can doctors and healthcare workers improve their finances without leaving the industry? How to be fiscally responsible with a new raise? Subscribe to Farnoosh's weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/23/202228 minutes, 19 seconds
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1451: Overcoming Financial Guilt and Shame

Vee Weir, founder of Vee Frugal Fox, speaks candidly about how guilt, shame and anxiety plagued her financial life after college...and how some of her darkest periods were while following the principles of financial businessman D*ve R*msey. She recognizes that his advice has helped millions of people, but has an important message around how to be more thoughtful and critical of the financial advice we follow and the experts that guide us.  Vee Frugal Fox is an inclusive online brand for those paying down debt, saving money, and living their best financial lives. Vee began her path to financial independence in 2016, She has paid off $71k in five years. She fell in love with personal finance and opened her digital marketing firm, which services other finance brands in the online space. Check out her podcast, Not Another Personal Finance Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/202233 minutes, 21 seconds
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1450: How to Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with Gina Zakaria, the Saving Whiz

Though inflation is showing signs of cooling, food prices remain higher than they've been in decades. Gina Zakaria, a personal finance educator and grocery expert, shares some of her road-tested strategies for reducing her grocery bill by 50%. Through her Saving Whiz platform and social network of over 3 million people, she teaches simple strategies that make it easy to save money. Her mission is to empower others to save in a way that doesn’t feel depriving. She’s been featured on Good Morning America, NBC Today, Forbes, Money, and others. Gina also runs her online community, Super Savers, where she coaches and guides members to save money the easy way, so they have more money for things they love. Grab her free Freeze List. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/202230 minutes, 58 seconds
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1449: Ask Farnoosh; My Company's Offered to Pay My Downpayment,. What's the Risk? (Bonus: The White Lotus Analyzed!)

This week: A listener's company is offering to help pay for the downpayment on a home. Is it too good to be true? How to share the cost of furniture when moving in with your partner? Special guest and Farnoosh's friend Laura Belgray, Founder of Talking Shrimp stops by at the end of the episode to talk about The White Lotus finale (spoiler alert!) and what we learn about money and power. Grab Laura's freebie, Story Goldmine, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/16/202235 minutes, 59 seconds
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1448: Why is the Middle Class Disappearing?

Alissa Quart, the author of several books, including Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America, offers insights into her in-depth reporting on economic hardship. We discussed the people who now make up the “middle precariat,” those considered middle-class professionals living a precarious economic life, who are just barely making it, underemployed and/or saddled with debt. We discuss how generations are being squeezed, what inequality looks like and how to build a better future. To listen to Alissa's audio series Going for Broke, click here. For more related content in our "Priced Out" series on CNET Money, click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/202236 minutes, 28 seconds
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1447: The True Cost of Living for Middle and Lower Income Americans

What is the True Living Cost in America? How do the CPI - Consumer Price Index - and Unemployment Rate fall short of measuring our economic realities? Guest Gene Ludwig is a former Comptroller of the Currency and now chairman of the Ludwig Institute for Shared Economic Prosperity. LISEP provides a more accurate picture of the economic reality for families through the creation of a cost of living metric called TLC, or TRUE LIVING COST, which factors in housing, food, transportation, healthcare, childcare, technology and other miscellaneous. For more related content in our "Priced Out" series on CNET Money, click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/202230 minutes, 53 seconds
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1446: Ask Farnoosh: Favorite Side Hustles? Best Money Apps? Lease a Car? How Much Life Insurance Should I Buy?

This week's Ask Farnoosh addresses questions about side hustles, the best financial apps, leasing a car, calculating life insurance needs and the myth of imposter syndrome. Check out: Farnoosh's biggest money mistake Stuck on what to give your friend (or yourself) this holiday season? The 2023 So Money Page-a-Day calendar is chock-full of Farnoosh's best tips and insights to help you live a richer life. Use the code CALENDAR22 and save 20% at pageaday.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/202230 minutes, 1 second
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1445: Gig Work in America: Risks, Costs and a Better Path Forward

Choose your hours, choose your work, be your own boss, control your own income. Welcome to the gig economy, a nebulous collection of online platforms and apps that promise to transcend capitalism. Supporters argue that the gig economy will reverse economic inequality, enhance worker rights, and bring entrepreneurship to the masses. But does it? Guest Alexandrea J. Ravenelle, Associate Professor of sociology at UNC-Chapel Hill and author of Hustle and Gig, shares the personal stories of nearly eighty predominantly millennial gig workers, underlining the volatility of working in the gig economy. For more related content in our "Priced Out" series on CNET Money, click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/202234 minutes, 51 seconds
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1444: What Does it Cost to Live? Securing Basic Health Care and Surviving Medical Bill Hell

We're exploring the *real* cost of living over the next couple of weeks, examining how everyday Americans are struggling to cover basic needs. Today's focus is the cost of health care and what we need to know, as we attempt to secure our essential health care and pay for medical bills. Guest Emily Maloney is the author of Cost of Living, a collection of essays about her life experience dealing with illness, money and medicine, from the perspective as a patient and a professional -- an EMT, an emergency room tech, and a drug rep. She is a survivor of the difficulties many Americans face while navigating the healthcare system and has a great deal of insights and advice to share. For more related content in our "Priced Out" series on CNET Money, click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/202229 minutes, 43 seconds
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1443: *New* Ask Farnoosh: Best Place to Save, Tax-Wise Investing and Qualifying for PSLF

All new Ask Farnoosh. Listeners want to learn about the best tax-wise way to invest for retirement, the smartest places to save (CDs or I Bonds?), whether short or long-term disability leave can hurt your chances of qualifying for Public Service Loan Forgiveness and whether it's wise to buy universal life insurance. Grab your copy of the SO MONEY Page-A-Day CALENDAR. Save 20% with the code SOMONEY23 on PageaDay.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/2/202231 minutes, 15 seconds
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1442: Financial Advice for Step Parents and Blended Families

The modern family is often a blended one. How should couples with step children manage expenses? What are the important conversations to have before getting married? Expert Cameron Normand, co-founder of The Stepmom Summit, joins to share insights from her work and real life as the stepmom to four children. More about Cameron: She is founder/CEO of This Custom Life, where she provides stepmoms with tools and advice to help them manage their blended family lives. She is a Certified Stepfamily Coach, the creator of the BLENDED Family Formula For Stepmom Success, and author of The Stepmom’s Gratitude Journal.  Cameron is married to a recently-retired Army veteran and has four stepchildren. The link for Cameron's freebie is www.stepfamilymoney.com.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/202231 minutes, 11 seconds
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1441: The Most Powerful Woman in American Economic History

As Treasury Secretary, former Federal Reserve Chairwoman and Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Janet Yellen is one the most powerful woman in American economic history. Award-winning economics writer and author Jon Hilsenrath joins with insights about her life and work from his new book, Yellen: The Trailblazing Economist Who Navigated an Era of Upheaval. He shares how she navigated the sexism in her industry and in politics, her unconventional partnership in marriage and work with Nobel Laureate George Akerlof and why she didn't always "lean in." More about Jon Hilsenrath: He is a senior writer for the Wall Street Journal, where he has been since 1997, reporting from Hong Kong, New York, and Washington, DC. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2014 for his coverage of the Federal Reserve; part of a team of 2009 Pulitzer finalists for coverage of the global financial crisis; and contributed on-the-scene reporting from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, which helped the WSJ win a Pulitzer in 2002. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/28/202234 minutes, 37 seconds
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1440: A Prescription Saving Hack, Saving for a Home, Pros/Cons to Financial Advisors

This episode originally aired on Friday Oct. 7 On today's show: benefits of a financial adviser, managing savings ahead of buying a house, FAFSA fun facts and a crazy but true strategy for affording a pricey prescription not covered by insurance. More from Farnoosh: Farnoosh's New Hot Mic column https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/what-my-iranian-parents-taught-me-about-financial-autonomy-and-creating-luck/ Sign Up For the So Money Newsletter https://www.cnet.com/so-money/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/25/202236 minutes, 45 seconds
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1439: The Truth About the FIRE Movement with Nick Wolny

The Financial Independence, Retire Early movement dates back to the early 1990s. How has it evolved and how are some followers creating new FIRE rules? NextAdvisor senior editor Nick Wolny joins to give us the full download of this popular personal finance trend, including how to calculate your FIRE number, why some people in the movement don't want to retire early...and what the heck is "Barista" FIRE? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/202238 minutes, 57 seconds
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1438: Erasing Debt and Building Wealth with Zero-Based Budget Founder Cindy Zuniga-Sanchez

Cindy Zuniga-Sanchez, founder of Zero-Based Budget, returns to So Money to share insights from her new book, Overcoming Debt, Achieving Financial Freedom. It chronicles her own debt freedom journey, as. well as her 8 pillars for building wealth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/202232 minutes, 15 seconds
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1437: Ask Farnoosh: Saving Money in Paris, Best Robo Advisors, Tips for Working Past 70

Farnoosh is back with savings insights from her Paris trip. Listeners want to know about: curbing spending in a high-cost-of-living spending, the best robo-advisors, building a career in PR, how to prepare for working past age 70 and more. Grab the 2023 So Money Page-a-Day Calendar here. Use the code CYBER22 for 30% off until the end of the month. Click here to see CNET's pick of the best robo advisors: https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/investing/best-robo-advisor/ Sign up for Farnoosh's weekly newsletter and receive a free gift: https://www.cnet.com/feature/signup-so-money/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/18/202229 minutes, 17 seconds
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1436: The Real Science Behind Our Financial Fears

Guest Hadley Hagen is a nervous system educator and money coach. She cares profoundly about the connection between money and the nervous system and believes that without an understanding of how the nervous system works, you can’t make real, lasting changes in your money life. With a background in business and economics, Hadley combines tactical, practical money management with a trauma-aware, body-first approach to help her clients develop deeper self-trust with money. Visit her website and grab her free online kit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/202236 minutes, 1 second
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1435: Investing in Real Estate for Women with Andresa Guidelli, Co-Founder of Real Estate InvestHER

Learn how a divorce led Andresa Guidelli to claim her financial freedom and expand her real estate portfolio. She began flipping dozens of properties and building new construction. Could real estate be the respite she was seeking from her past relationship? Could more women benefit from investing in real estate? Together with Liz Faircloth, Guidelli started The Real Estate InvestHER in 2018, a community that supports women real estate investors in a market traditionally led by men. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/202235 minutes, 14 seconds
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1434: Ask Farnoosh: Lifestyle Creep, Disability Experts, and Whole Life Insurance Risks

In today's Ask Farnoosh: Is lifestyle creep, the idea that your expenses grow as your income grows - a bad thing? A listener wants to know about resources for navigating your finances when disabled. Also: The truth about whole life insurance. Why it may be wiser to take out a term policy or simply invest in the stock market. Join Farnoosh's weekly newsletter and receive a free PDF of So Money Secrets, a compilation of insights from top episodes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/202227 minutes, 59 seconds
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1433: Probability v Possibility. The Hard Truths About Racial Inequality with Rendel Solomon

Rendel Solomon is a recovering engineer, reformed private equity investor, and an aspiring anti-capitalist, dedicated to spreading financial literacy and the importance of investing to Black youth in America. We discuss his upbringing, raised on the Westside of Chicago, and how his family, schooling and career in private equity led him to his work today focusing on addressing systemic pressures that hold Black Americans back from achieving wealth and career success. Be sure to watch Rendel's TEDx talk entitled "Sharecropper to Shareholder." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/202231 minutes, 40 seconds
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1432: Rich and Regular Power Couple Julien and Kiersten Saunders

Julien and Kiersten Saunders are the married couple behind Rich & Regular, a podcast and blog in which they talk about sharing finances with your partner, raising kids to have a positive relationship with money, and creating generational wealth. Listen to learn how the couple initially broke up over Kiersten’s spending habits. The Saunders are changing the perception of financial independence to include more regular Black families like theirs. The Saunders are on this year's list of Next Up Honorees. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/202233 minutes, 39 seconds
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1431: Ask Farnoosh: Social Security 101: Will We Really Get It?

Social Security is one of the hottest financial search terms on the internet right now.  Interest in the topic spiked after recent news that current benefits would be adjusted significantly higher for a cost-of-living increase. And as the midterm elections approach, we're hearing again how some Republican politicians want to throw these federal benefits on the chopping block. Listeners weigh in with their biggest questions over Social Security's future and what it means for retirement. For more, check out Farnoosh's latest Hot Mic column on CNET. To join Farnoosh's CNET So Money weekly newsletter, click here. Receive a free PDF of So Money Secrets, a compilation of insights from top episodes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/4/202226 minutes, 58 seconds
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1430: Ditching the Path to Law School, Living Abroad and Earning 10 Revenue Streams with Vanessa Menchaca-Wachtmeister

Vanessa Menchaca-Wachtmeister is a 29-year old, Mexican-American, travel tech professional and creator of travel and personal finance blog Wander Onwards. Learn why she ditched the path to law school to pursue life abroad. She offers negotiation tips on how she doubled her salary after switching jobs. She has 10 revenue streams and big plans for a business supporting immigrants. Vanessa is a NextUp honoree. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/202226 minutes, 56 seconds
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1429: When Motherhood Inspires Financial Freedom with Dyana King

Dyana King is a NextUp Honoree, a single mom of 2 and the creator of Money. Boss. Mama. This “do-it-my-way” Money & Mindset Coach stumbled into the personal finance world after signing up for an auto loan that took one of her bi-weekly paychecks. After becoming debt-free on a moderate income she’s now on a mission to help other single moms maximize their 9-5 income to get out of debt and build their savings. Follow Dyana on Instagram and YouTube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/202232 minutes, 3 seconds
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1428: Ask Farnoosh: Best Time to Rollover a 401(k), Establishing Credit in College and Smart Way to Pay Caregivers

On this week's Ask Farnoosh, a listener asks about timing her 401(k) rollover so that she avoids losses. Also, what's the best way to establish credit in college: open a credit card or get a student loan? A listener also wonders about the best ways to pay for a full-time caregiver for her baby. Farnoosh selects a reviewer of the week. To read her latest So Money Hot Mic column on student loans the racial wealth gap, click here. For Farnoosh's weekly email offering current financial insights and advice, sign up for free and receive a free gift: So Money Secrets, a PDF of select interview highlights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/28/202228 minutes, 58 seconds
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1427: Retired by 36, Jeremy Schneider, Founder of Personal Finance Club

Jeremy Schneider is a NextUp honoree and a successful entrepreneur. He began an internet company in college and sold it at the age of 34 for over $5M. He retired at 36, and began dedicating his life to teaching personal finance. He founded Personal Finance Club, a community of champions of the individual investor who help further financial education. You can follow him on Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/202233 minutes, 49 seconds
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1426: Stimulus Check to 7-Figures, How One Single Mom Turned Her Financial Life Around

Ellie Diop is a NextUp Honoree, representing one of the new, influential voices in personal finance. After being laid off from her job, Ellie used her $1,200 stimulus check and years of experience in sales, marketing, and leadership to start the Ellievated Agency. In less than a year, she scaled the business to multiple 7-figures. Her mission is to educate women on how entrepreneurship and financial literacy can be used to create generational wealth. Ellie has been featured in various publications internationally, including Business Insider, Black Enterprise, Univision, Entrepreneur, The Sun, La Noticia, and more. You can find her on social media at @ellietalksmoney. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/202231 minutes, 26 seconds
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1425: Ask Farnoosh: Maternity Leave When Self-Employed, 529s and 401(k) Rollovers

Farnoosh is under the weather and her voice isn't so hot, so the episode is a replay today. BUT, she did manage to record a fresh intro and pick a reviewer of the week! Check out the latest Hot Mic on How to Befriend Your Financial Fears. In this episode: Audience questions related to baby delivery costs, how to afford maternity leave when you're self-employed, how to choose a 529 plan and how a 401(k) rollover works. Also: Should one family sell their home and move if they don't like the school district in their town? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/202225 minutes, 49 seconds
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1424: The New Voices of Personal Finance with Adam Auriemma, Editor-in-Chief of NextAdvisor

A new generation of voices is talking about personal finance in a more relatable way. NextAdvisor has just unveiled its NextUp list of the top 25 new thought leaders in personal finance who are centering stories and backgrounds that traditionally have been underrepresented. They come from groups that have had less access to financial information and resources. They are represent a more inclusive future for money. Editor-in-Chief Adam Auriemma joins with the behind-the-scenes. And over the next few weeks, we'll be featuring a member of the NextUp List. Stay tuned! NextAdvisor is owned by the same parent company as CNET. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/202227 minutes, 10 seconds
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1423: Wiping $90k of Debt in 3 Years with Jacent Wamala

Learn how Jacent Wamala paid off more than $90K in student loans and credit card debt in three years. All this after getting divorced from her high school sweetheart and losing her father months later. More about Jacent: She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist turned Money Mindset Coach and the founder of Wealth & Wellness University. Millennial women of color hire Jacent for her expertise and been there, done that guidance and support to write the best financial chapters of their lives. They discover how to overcome debt, save, create additional income streams and achieve life-changing financial freedom. Learn more about Jacent: Website, Instagram, Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/202233 minutes, 4 seconds
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1422: Ask Farnoosh: Smart Ways to Pay Down Debt Ahead of a Recession

On this week's Ask Farnoosh, listeners ask about credit card pay-off strategies and why, no matter how much savings they build, they feel financially insecure. Join Farnoosh's weekly newsletter and receive a free gift: https://www.cnet.com/so-money/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/202229 minutes, 11 seconds
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1421: Crushing $300k in Debt with Bernadette Joy

Learn how Bernadette Joy paid off a whopping $300,000 of debt in three years and grew her first $1 million of net worth in her thirties. She founded the Crush Your Money Goals® Academy for those overlooked and underestimated by traditional financial services.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/202233 minutes, 43 seconds
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1420: A New, Goal-Based Way to Invest with Tara Falcone, Founder of Reason

Guest Tara Falcone, CFA, CFP®, is the Founder and CEO of Reason, a goal-based platform that helps people save and invest for specific goals in a more organized, intentional way. Tara grew up in a low income family, became mostly financially independent at age 14, and attended Yale on a full scholarship. After graduating in 2011, she began her finance career as a hedge fund analyst in New York City. It was there that her passion for investing was ignited, as was her desire to share that passion with others. **Special Download Link for So Money listeners** https://reason.onelink.me/UehB/somoney  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/202235 minutes, 18 seconds
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1419: Ask Farnoosh: Adviser Fees, Saving for a New House, FAFSA Facts and Health Insurance Hacks!

This Friday: Benefits of a financial adviser, managing savings ahead of buying a house, FAFSA fun facts and a crazy but true strategy for affording a pricey prescription not covered by insurance. More from Farnoosh: Farnoosh's New Hot Mic column https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/what-my-iranian-parents-taught-me-about-financial-autonomy-and-creating-luck/ Sign Up For the So Money Newsletter https://www.cnet.com/so-money/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/7/202237 minutes, 49 seconds
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1418: Smart Personal Finance Moves for Creative Entrepreneurs

Do you run a successful creative business, but aren’t sure how to best manage your own finances?  You’re hitting your earnings goals but don’t have much in personal savings? Guest Sarah Becker, creator of Becker Talks Money, brings strategies and advice to the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/202231 minutes, 9 seconds
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1417: When Your Income Relies on Tips: Financial Advice for Service Industry Professional

Are you a service industry professional? Do you earn tips? Are you sick of living shift to shift and ready to take control of your money and your life? Guest Barbara Sloan is the author of Tipped: The life changing guide to financial freedom for waitresses, bartenders, strippers, and all other service industry professionals. She offers strategies for workers who want to create a more sustainable career path in the service industry and create financial independence, despite fluctuating pay and a lack of benefits. To learn more about Barbara visit https://www.tippedfinance.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/202233 minutes, 47 seconds
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1416: Ask Farnoosh: What's the Right Mix of Stocks Vs Bonds in a Portfolio?

Listeners ask about proper asset allocation, the basics of annuities, the best budgeting resources and the pros and cons of home equity loans. Read Farnoosh's latest Hot Mic column on FIRE FOMO Subscribe to her newsletter: https://www.cnet.com/so-money/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/202227 minutes, 47 seconds
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1415: Healing From the Trauma of Money with Chantel Chapman

If you think you're bad with money, lack financial literacy or have money shame, the underpinning of your challenges may be that you have trauma with money or financial trauma. Guest Chantel Chapman is a co-founder of The Trauma of Money, a program that certifies professionals to learn how trauma impacts the mind, and, in turn, our relationships with money and financial wealth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/202229 minutes, 11 seconds
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1414: Will Student Loan Cancellations Help to Close the Wealth Gap?

Central to his campaign promise, President Joe Biden announced a plan to cancel at least $10,000 in student loan debt for millions of borrowers, as well as $20,000 to Pell Grant recipients. The program is expected to mostly support working and middle class borrowers. About 75% of the benefit will go to households earning $88,000 or less per year, according to the Penn Wharton Budget Model analysis. But how will it impact the country's racial wealth gap? Guest Jean Lee is President and CEO of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, an advisor on DEI to C-suites across corporate America.  As an immigrant woman of color with a background in social work and corporate law, the professional has always been personal for Lee. A fierce advocate for her individual and institutional clients, she now champions systems-level change to create greater opportunities for those who, like her, are building careers in defiance of the status quo. Learn more at https://mcca.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/202231 minutes, 13 seconds
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1413: Ask Farnoosh: Cash Stuffing, MLM Pushers, and Stay-at-Home Parenting

On this week's Ask Farnoosh: reflections on protests in Iran, the strange silver lining to this looming recession, stay-at-home parenting, friends that push multi-level marketing products and how to run a cash-only budget. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Read Farnoosh's Hot Mic article on stay-at-home parenting Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and a free gift! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/23/202231 minutes, 49 seconds
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1412: Fed Rate Hike, Recession Talks and What It Means for Our Money

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates today. How will that impact our wallets and the threat of a recession? Our guest is Magdalena "Maggie" Johndrow, Financial Advisor & Managing Partner of Johndrow Wealth Management. Get more of Farnoosh's articles and sign up for her weekly CNET So Money newsletter: https://www.cnet.com/so-money/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/202232 minutes, 33 seconds
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1411: Financial Infidelity, the Cost of Divorce and What Every Spouse Needs to Know About Money

How to know if your spouse is committing financial fraud or financial infidelity? What should every spouse, especially stay-at-home partners know about their family finances? How to prepare for a divorce so you're not left financially vulnerable? Guest Tracy Coenen, CPA, is a forensic accountant, who's investigated hundreds of frauds in a wide variety of industries, including cases of embezzlement, financial statement fraud, investment fraud, divorce, and insurance fraud. She has also served as an expert witness in numerous cases involving damage calculations, commercial contract disputes, shareholder disputes and criminal defense. Check out Tracy's Divorce Money Guide https://www.divorcemoneyguide.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/202234 minutes, 10 seconds
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1410: Ask Farnoosh: I Paid Off My Student Loans in the Pandemic! Can I Get a Refund?

In this week's Ask Farnoosh episode: Advice for borrowers who made payments during the federal loan payment pause on how to get a refund, investing in real estate as a beginner with kids and expenses and getting over the inflation blues. Plus: When will interest rates go up again? Is it going to get more difficult to afford buying a house this winter? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/16/202227 minutes, 20 seconds
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1409: "Quiet Quitting" and Smart Career Moves Ahead of a Recession

The media is all abuzz about this not-so-new phenomenon called “quiet quitting” where you set boundaries at work. Career expert and author Ashley Stahl joins with advice on how to navigate overwhelm at work and effectively communicate with your boss to regain the balance you seek at work. Also: Why being passionate about your job is overrated. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/202232 minutes, 31 seconds
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1408: Attracted to Your Financial Opposite? There's a Reason For That

We're exploring attachment styles -- the emotional patterns we learn in childhood -- and the role they play in how we relate to money in our relationships. Why are you attracted to your opposite and how can couples with different relationships with money reach common ground? Our guest is NYC psychotherapist Marc Sholes, author of Reset Your Romantic GPS: Why You Steer Toward the Wrong Partners and How to Change for the Better. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/202234 minutes, 11 seconds
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1407: Ask Farnoosh: How to Rebuild My Financial Life Post-Divorce?

This week on Ask Farnoosh: Is it wise to contribute to a brokerage account before maxing out a 401(k)? Financial advice in the aftermath of divorce and top books for young adults seeking financial wisdom. Articles mentioned: So Money Hot Mic: Why I'm Not a Fan of 'Buy Now Pay Later' Plans Email your recession questions to [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/9/202230 minutes, 4 seconds
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1406: Buy or Not to Buy? The 70-30 Framework for Those Big Financial Decisions

Financial expert Sam Dogen dives into the bigger questions we ask ourselves like whether to invest in real estate or stocks, rent or buy a home, quit our jobs after having kids or continue to work, buy or lease a car and lots more. In his new book, Buy This, Not That: How to Spend Your Way to Wealth and Financial Freedom, Sam's goal is to minimize regret even if things don’t go according to plan and for readers to confidently make strategic decisions that coincide best with their lifestyle while optimizing the money they already have. More about Sam Dogen: He worked in investing banking for 13 years before starting Financial Samurai, his personal finance website. He has been featured in major publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Sydney Herald, The Chicago Tribune and The L.A. Times. Sam’s new book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/202231 minutes, 16 seconds
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1405: The Business of Comedy & Leveraging TikTok to Steer Your Own Career

This episode originally aired on August 3, 2022. Happy Labor Day! Actor and comedian Leah Rudick shares her fast-climb to social media fandom, the opportunities that have stemmed from her viral videos, the business of comedy, and much more. Leah's first standup special, “Everything is Fine!” can be seen on the Seed & Spark streaming platform. Her standup was featured in the most recent season of Comedy Dynamics’ “Coming to the Stage,'' available on Pluto TV. She is a regular on the comedy festival circuit. Favorite TV credits include HBO’s High Maintenance where she plays Isabel and IFC’c Commuters. Her comedy and character videos have amassed over 10 million likes on TikTok & Instagram. Follow Leah on Instagram, TikTok and on her website for live show info. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/202226 minutes, 42 seconds
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1404: Ask Farnoosh: Your Biggest Student Loan Forgiveness Questions

Alex Gailey, writer and student loan expert for NextAdvisor and Peter Dunn, Founder of YourMoneyLine and host of the Pete the Planner radio show, join to answer the biggest questions surrounding the new student debt relief program. President Joe Biden announced he will eliminate $10,000 worth of student loan debt for qualifying borrowers, and up to $20,000 in debt to those who borrowed money under the Pell Grant program. He also said he would extend the federal student loan payment pause through December 31st. Who will this mostly benefit? What will be the tax or credit score impacts? How does it address the racial wealth gap? What might this program encourage private lenders to do? Articles references in this article: Your Student Loan Forgiveness Questions, Answered Student Loan Forgiveness, How and When to Apply Sign up for Farnoosh's So Money newsletter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/2/202235 minutes, 35 seconds
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1403: What Gen Z Wants to Know About Money and What They're Learning on TikTok

Guest Erin Confortini is a Gen Z personal finance educator on TikTok where -- in a matter of months -- she (@MilestoMoney) has attracted over 180k followers. She and Farnoosh discuss what TIkTok users want to know about money, how Erin how she earns $7,000 a month on TikTok (in addition to her full-time income) and her advice on building an audience on this fast-growing social media platform. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and a free gift! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/31/202231 minutes, 43 seconds
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1402: 31-Year-Old Millionaire Shares Secrets to Side Hustles, Passive Income and Real Estate Investing

We're exploring some of the top=searched personal finance terms today, including passive income, real estate investing and how to become a millionaire by age 30. Guest Sharon Tseung, founder of DigitalNomadQuest.com, joins to provide her behind-the-scenes climb to millionaire status after quitting her job in 2016. More about Sharon: She is an investor and creator who teaches people how to build passive income, become financially free, and design their best lives through her Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and blog. She graduated from UC Berkeley and worked in Marketing for 10 years at Google and other companies. She quit her job and traveled the world as a digital nomad for 2 years, all while growing multiple income streams online and through real estate. Sharon currently owns 33 units with her husband. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and a free gift! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/202229 minutes, 31 seconds
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1401: Ask Farnoosh: My Opinion on Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Plans

The White House announced it will erase up to $10,000 in federal student debt for borrowers making less than $125,000 a year -- or $250,000 for married couples. What does Farnoosh think? Also: Keep a pension or change to a 401(k)? How to buy a home in the U.S. if you're not a US citizen and have no credit. Plus: Pros and cons to robo-advisers. Check out the Recession Help Desk. Read more about robo-advisers on CNET. Pre-order the So Money Page-A-Day Calendar. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and a free gift! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/26/202230 minutes, 39 seconds
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1400: The Cost of Loneliness on Health and Wealth

More than 60% of American Adults suffer from loneliness, making it the fastest growing epidemic on the planet!) And it often goes unchecked. Today we’re exploring loneliness and its impact on our well-being, including financial well-being. with guest Unni Turrettini, author of Betraying the Nobel: The Secrets and Corruption behind the Nobel Peace Prize (Pegasus Books, 2020), and the award-winning The Mystery of the Lone Wolf Killer where she explores a mass shooting tragedy in Norway and what it teaches us about loneliness. We discuss: The difference with being alone versus lonely; loneliness as a state of mind versus just a really bad, intolerable situation; why the quality of our connections is directly linked to our sense of self-worth. And does remote work contribute to more loneliness? Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and a free gift! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/202244 minutes, 3 seconds
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1399: Flying Soon? The Points Guy on How to Protect and Save Your Travel Dollars Right Now

With airlines cutting back on flights and experiencing massive delays, flying is a little (or a lot) messy right now. Brian Kelly, founder of The Points Guy, gives his best advice on how to navigate the airlines and get the most out of your travel dollars right now. Brians talks about how to claim your refund if your flight is delayed or canceled, how to save money on travel insurance, how to use your credit card points to get the most out of your travel plans, and JetBlue’s acquisition of Spirit Airlines. Is this the death knell for cheap flights? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/22/202234 minutes, 30 seconds
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1398: How to Build Wealth When You're Living Paycheck to Paycheck?

This episode originally aired on Friday, July 1, 2022. Questions about getting out of the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, investing for a child’s future (outside of college), Roth IRA penalties, and negotiating more money at your job right now. Farnoosh's CNET article referenced; What to Do After You Lose Your Job. 7 Timely Money Moves Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/19/202226 minutes, 27 seconds
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Welcome to So Money!

Welcome to So Money with host Farnoosh Torabi, CNET Money’s Editor at Large, award winning financial correspondent, best selling author and television personality. This podcast brings candid conversations about money with the world’s top business minds, authors and visionaries. It addresses financial wellbeing at the intersection of race, gender, climate change, relationships and our changing world. On Fridays, Farnoosh answers your biggest money questions. If you're not sure where to start, check out Farnoosh's conversations with Seth Godin (25), Rachel Rodgers (1192), Jen Risher (1201), Celeste Headlee (1270), Alexandra Carter (1304) and Ramit Sethi (1367). You can reach Farnoosh by emailing her [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/17/20223 minutes, 1 second
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1397: Proven Ways to Save Money and Build Wealth with Nick Maggiuilli

This episode aired originally on July 20, 2022. How can data drive the best money decisions? Guest Nick Maggiuilli visits with some of the data-driven financial insights from his new book Just Keep Buying. Whether you’re deciding to buy a house, invest or make a big purchase, this episode is a must-listen! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/17/202230 minutes, 50 seconds
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1396: What Death Teaches Us About Wealth and Financial Freedom

This episode aired originally on July 11, 2022. Guest Jordan Grumet, hospice doctor and financial expert shares his many conversations with people who were approaching the end of their lives, their regrets, brights spots and fears. What do they really wish they'd done with their money? Jordan is the author of Taking Stock: A Hospice Doctor’s Advice on Financial Independence, Building Wealth, and Living a Regret-Free Life. More about Jordan: His interest in becoming a doctor was ignited when his father, an oncologist, died unexpectedly in the prime of life. This profound loss not only inspired him to practice medicine, it has given him a unique perspective as a financial expert, challenging him to think deeply and critically about concepts like wealth, abundance, and financial independence. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Jordan received his medical degree from Northwestern University. He currently is an associate medical director at Journeycare Hospice. After years of blogging about financial independence and wellness, Jordan launched the Earn & Invest podcast in 2018. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/15/202230 minutes, 34 seconds
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1395: Ask Farnoosh: Can I Afford Having a Baby in a Recession?

Farnoosh answers listeners questions regarding family planning in an uncertain economy, taking advantage of employer stock purchase plans (ESPPs), and will the Inflation Reduction Act actually reduce inflation? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/12/202237 minutes, 43 seconds
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1394: What the Heck Is Happening with Jobs?

The job market appears to be holding up with a 3.5% unemployment rate, but it's uncertain how long that will last in a cooling economy. Guest Jesse Rothstein, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy and Economics at University of California, Berkeley offers his take on the current health of the job market and what we can expect in the coming months. Read more in Farnoosh's latest piece or CNET: Why Is the Job Market Strong? And More Employment Questions We Can't Help but Wonder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/202223 minutes, 26 seconds
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1393: Overcome Overwhelm and Bring Your Book to Life with Richelle Fredson

Are you overwhelmed by all the moving pieces that are required when writing, editing, and publishing a book (not to mention - landing that book deal!)? Guest Richelle Fredson, Farnoosh's book proposal coach and founder of The Book Proposal Blueprint shares invaluable advice. Richelle has been in the publishing industry for over 19 years. She was the Director of Publicity and Book Marketing, as well as acquisitions for Hay House. Currently she works with thought-leaders and change-makers to create marketable book proposals, land agents and deals. Learn more at RichelleFredson.com/Blueprint. Join Farnoosh's newsletter and receive a free copy of So Money Secrets, a compilation of some of the best financial advice shared on the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/8/202229 minutes, 50 seconds
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1392: Ask Farnoosh: Recession-Proof My Finances By Paying Down Debt or Boosting Savings?

This week, Farnoosh unveils The Recession Help Desk, a new Friday feature tied to helping the So Money audience with current economic challenges. On today's show: Is it better to pay off debt or add to savings, as we head into a recession? Is it OK to tap a Roth IRA to supplement emergency savings? What are the pros and cons of physician mortgages? And more. Send your questions to [email protected]. Sign up for Farnoosh's weekly newsletter and receive a free copy of So Money Secrets, a compilation of the best advice shared on the podcast. Watch this episode on YouTube! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/5/202238 minutes, 33 seconds
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1391: Funny Money: Building a Comedy Career on TikTok with Leah Rudick

Actor and comedian Leah Rudick shares her fast-climb to social media fandom, the opportunities that have stemmed from her viral videos, the business of comedy, and much more. Leah's first standup special, “Everything is Fine!” can be seen on the Seed & Spark streaming platform. Her standup was featured in the most recent season of Comedy Dynamics’ “Coming to the Stage,'' available on Pluto TV. She is a regular on the comedy festival circuit. Favorite TV credits include HBO’s High Maintenance where she plays Isabel and IFC’c Commuters. Her comedy and character videos have amassed over 10 million likes on TikTok & Instagram. Follow Leah on Instagram, TikTok and on her website for live show info. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/202226 minutes, 29 seconds
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1390: Stay Away From These Financial Moves

Chelsea Fagan, founder and CEO of The Financial Diet joins to share the behind-the-scenes of her wildly popular multimedia company for women looking to talk about money. She shares her thoughts on living with intention, saying no to conventional life choices like having kids and working a corporate job. And why not all financial advice is good advice. From crypto investing to MLMs, Buy Now Pay Later payment plans and shopping through Instagram, why we some money moves should give us all pause.  Learn more about FTD's membership program here. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and a free gift! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/202231 minutes, 45 seconds
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1389: Ask Farnoosh: Are We In a Recession Now? Plus: Many Home Buying Questions

Following Thursday's GDP report showing the economy contracted in the second quarter, Farnoosh offers her take on the likelihood of a recession. Plus: How to be a competitive home buyer right now? How to buy a second home in a different state? Are HELOCs a good idea? Watch this episode on YouTube! Subscribe to the So Money newsletter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/29/202233 minutes, 18 seconds
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1388: Suffering From Burn Out? Why Your Job Might Not the Main Problem

The Great Resignation that launched in the pandemic continues, as another 20% of workers plan to quit their jobs in 2022, according to researchers at consulting firm PwC. If you're planning to join the "I Quit" movement due to burn out, our guest today says you may want to rethink your move. Burnout doesn't necessarily end when you quit or start a new job. Cait Donovan is the host of FRIED: The Burnout Podcast and author of The Bouncebackability Factor. We discuss the root causes of burnout, how to identify symptoms and ways to work your way out of it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/202233 minutes, 56 seconds
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1387: A Close Look at Millennials and Their Money


Millennials are all grown up. Some are approaching 40 years of age and wondering, "Why am I not further along?" Guest Charlotte Cowles joins to share insights from her recent New York Times feature entitled, Why Millennials Are Facing More Anxiety Than Ever. In the piece, Charlotte profiles more than 30 millennials from around the United States about their finances. She writes, "Their anxieties were palpable, and painfully familiar — many of them felt behind, indebted, unable to live up to the expectations placed upon them. Even those who were doing well were vigilant." More about Charlotte: She is is a freelance writer for the New York Times and columnist for New York Magazine's The Cut. She writes primarily about money, how we make financial decisions, and why it can be so stressful. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/25/202234 minutes, 54 seconds
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1386: Ask Farnoosh: I'm Self-Employed. How to Afford Maternity Leave? Plus: 529 Plans and 401(k) Rollovers

Farnoosh answers audience questions related to baby delivery costs, how to afford maternity leave when you're self-employed, how to choose a 529 plan and how a 401(k) rollover works. Also: Should one family sell their home and move if they don't like the school district in their town? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/22/202230 minutes, 59 seconds
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1385: Leveraging Data to Drive Smart Financial Choices

How can data drive the best money decisions? Guest Nick Maggiuilli visits with some of the data-driven financial insights from his new book Just Keep Buying. Whether you’re deciding to buy a house, invest or make a big purchase, this episode is a must-listen! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/202230 minutes, 50 seconds
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1384: The Benefits and Risks of Buying a Home in 2022.

CNET real estate writer Alix Langone joins to share insights from her new piece entitled, "Should You Buy a Home in 2022?" We discuss key factors include mortgage rates and price trends, financial and personal goals, as well as future housing trends and predictions. Plus: The skinny on ARMs or Adjustable Rate Mortgages. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/202233 minutes, 57 seconds
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1383: Student Loan Forgiveness, Affording Childcare and Stock Splits 101

Farnoosh answers audience questions about how to pay off student loans in your 60s or beyond, affording childcare so that you can continue working and the pros and cons of stock splits. Plus: what to do with your 401(k) after quitting your job? Want to watch this podcast on YouTube? Check out www.youtube.com/cnetmpney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/15/202239 minutes, 55 seconds
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1382: How Much Money is "Enough?" Defining Wealth with Georgia Lee Hussey

Guest Georgia Lee Hussey, co-founder of Modernist Financial, shares her take on the building blocks of wealth. Money is only one pillar, she says. We also need to value our time, relationships and personal skills.  Subscribe to Farnoosh’s weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice and receive a free copy of SO MONEY Secrets, a selection of the best money advice from Farnoosh’s podcast interviews.  Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney and www.youtube.com/cnetmoney. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/202236 minutes, 46 seconds
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1381: What Death Teaches Us About the Secrets to Financial Freedom

Guest Jordan Grumet, hospice doctor and financial expert shares his many conversations with people who were approaching the end of their lives, their regrets, brights spots and fears. What do they really wish they'd done with their money? Jordan is the author of Taking Stock: A Hospice Doctor’s Advice on Financial Independence, Building Wealth, and Living a Regret-Free Life. It will be released in August. More about Jordan: His interest in becoming a doctor was ignited when his father, an oncologist, died unexpectedly in the prime of life. This profound loss not only inspired him to practice medicine, it has given him a unique perspective as a financial expert, challenging him to think deeply and critically about concepts like wealth, abundance, and financial independence. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Jordan received his medical degree from Northwestern University. He currently is an associate medical director at Journeycare Hospice. After years of blogging about financial independence and wellness, Jordan launched the Earn & Invest podcast in 2018. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/202231 minutes, 4 seconds
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1380: Ask Farnoosh: Are I-Bonds Worth It? How to Invest in a Bear Market?

Farnoosh answers audience questions about how to invest in a turbulent market, the value of I-Bonds, pivoting to a new career and how to ask for a raise because you suspect a male colleague earns more. Subscribe to Farnoosh’s weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice and receive a free copy of her e-book SO MONEY Secrets, a selection of the best money advice from Farnoosh’s podcast interviews.  Submit your questions for our Friday episodes by sending her a DM on Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/8/202236 minutes, 22 seconds
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1379: Embrace the Work, Love Your Career with Author Fran Hauser

Fran Hauser joins to share insights from her new book, Embrace the Work, Love Your Career , a go-to for women seeking more joy and fulfillment in their career. More about Fran Hauser: She is passionate about leveling the playing field for women. She does this through her investing, writing, and speaking. Fran has invested in over 30 female-founded companies across consumer tech, CPG, media & publishing, and wellness. She is the best-selling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate which has been translated into six languages and was named “Best Business Book of the Year, 2018” by Audible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/202230 minutes, 2 seconds
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1378: Buy the Dip? The Best Investing Moves in a Bear Market

This episode aired originally on June, 1, 2022. Adam Seessel, investing expert and author of the new book Where the Money Is, joins with his best advice for navigating the stock market right now. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/202229 minutes, 19 seconds
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1377: Ask Farnoosh: I Make $50K a Year and Don't Know How to Save. Help!

This Friday: Questions about getting out of the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, investing for a child’s future (outside of college), Roth IRA penalties, and negotiating more money at your job right now. Farnoosh's CNET article referenced; What to Do After You Lose Your Job. 7 Timely Money Moves Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/202228 minutes, 20 seconds
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1376: The Cost of Motherhood Burnout with Dr. Jacqueline Kerr

Farnoosh speaks with Dr. Jacqueline Kerr on the systemic problems that lead to motherhood burnout, the working mom penalty and how the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade further threatens a women's financial freedom. More about Dr. Kerr: Her In 2018 she left a 20 year career in academia to help prevent burnout in other moms through her expertise as a behavior change scientist, speaker and researcher. Resources mentioned in this episode: Fair Play and The 80/80 Marriage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/202230 minutes, 5 seconds
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1375: Will Raising Interest Rates *Really* Solve Inflation?

Financial expert Kevin Matthews joins to talk about the Fed's interest rate hike and how it will (or won't) tame inflation, as well as advice for frustrated home buyers and crypto enthusiasts. More about Kevin: He is a number #1 bestselling author and former financial advisor. He has helped hundreds of individuals plan for their retirement in addition to managing more than $140 million in assets during his advisory career. By 2017, he was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Financial Advisors by Investopedia.  He holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Hampton University and a certificate in financial planning from Northwestern University. In 2020, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Master's in Technology Commercialization.   Follow Kevin: YouTube Channel - www.buildingbread.com/youtube Website: www.buildingbread.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/202228 minutes, 44 seconds
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1374: Ask Farnoosh & Bola Sokunbi, Founder of Clever Girl Finance

This week, Farnoosh invites finance friend Bola Sokunbi to help answer listener questions about retirement savings, home buying and making more money. Bola is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), finance expert, bestselling author and speaker. She is the founder of Clever Girl Finance, a financial education platform, and community for women empowering them to achieve financial wellness and live life on their own terms. Bola's fourth book, Choosing to Prosper: Triumphing Over Adversity, Breaking Out of Comfort Zones, Achieving Your Life and Money Dreams, comes out on July 6th. Want more content from Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for her latest advice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/202232 minutes, 31 seconds
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1373: How Companies Can Help Solve Financial Inequality

Today, a very candid conversation with three guests on how corporate America can be more effective at closing wealth gaps. This episode is a recording of a live panel I moderated last month at an event called Disruptive Discourse. The event was organized by the team ofColor, a financial wellness company that works with employers to help them provide better financial solutions to workers. Our panel was entitled: How Organizations Can Address the Racial Wealth Gap. Our panelists are: Jamal Stockton, Head of Customer Inclusion at Fidelity Investments, Shane Harris, Vice President, Inclusive Solutions, and Head of Social Responsibility, Prudential Financial and Joanna Smith-Ramani Managing Director, Aspen Institute Financial Security Program. Hear how their companies are thinking about social responsibility, the work that has yet to be done ...and imagine if employers refused to parter with health insurers and demanded that we rethink the future of benefits affordability. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/22/202233 minutes, 14 seconds
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1372: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap with Xavier Ramey, CEO of Justice Informed

In honor of Juneteenth, we are in conversation with Xavier Ramey, an award-winning social strategist, speaker, conflict mediator and CEO of Justice Informed. Xavier works with clients to catalyze strategies for inclusion, philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, & community engagement.  I first met Xavier last month, as we were invited to speak at the OfColor Disruptive Discourse event, a series of panels, talks, and roundtable discussions regarding workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion. Xavier gave a very powerful. keynote on the state of racial inequality and his ideas for moving the needle forward. In our discussion, Xavier expands on his keynote and shares his fresh ideas on how companies and individuals can reimagine creating a more equitable world.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/202239 minutes, 27 seconds
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1371: Ask Farnoosh: How Will Rising Interest Rates Affect Me? Will the Fed's Rate Hike Work?

So many financial questions stemming from the week's Fed rate hike. The Federal Reserve raised the fed funds rate by a whopping 75 basis points, the steepest increase since 1994, in an effort to stem inflation. Is this the right move? What will rising rates mean for our finances? Is a recession now more likely and, if so, how will that affect investments, savings and more? Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/202228 minutes, 16 seconds
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1370: Raising Venture Capital as a Minority with Kathryn Finney, Author of Build the D*mn Thing

Entrepreneur and investor Kathryn Finney joins to share lessons and take-aways from her new book Build the D*mn Thing: How to Start a Successful Business if You're Not a Rich White Guy. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/202235 minutes, 45 seconds
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1369: The Future of Freelancing and Flex Work

We Are Rosie founder Stephanie Nadi Olson joins to talk about how her firm connects Flex Talent with Fortune 500 marketing teams. The future of freelance, the need for providing full-time benefits to freelance workers and Stephanie’s thoughts on a possible recession and how it may impact the labor force. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/202234 minutes, 8 seconds
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1368: Ask Farnoosh: Pause Plans to Buy a Home Right Now? Backdoor Roth IRAs, Investing Apps and More

This week's Ask Farnoosh offers advice on retirement investing, Backdoor Roth IRAs, avoiding capital gains tax when selling investment properties, and whether it's wise to pursue a home purchase, as the economy heads into a possible recession. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/202227 minutes, 28 seconds
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1367: Ramit Sethi on the Current Job Market, Marriage and Money and Living a Rich Life

Ramit Sethi, entrepreneur and author of the NYT Bestselling book, I Will Teach You to Be Rich, joins Farnoosh to discuss the state of jobs and why now may be a wise time to start a business. Also, what are some of the best ways couples can manage money together? Ramit also shares advice on how to find hidden money in your budget. Check out Ramit's course Earnable and subscribe to his podcast I Will Teach You to Be Rich Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/202239 minutes, 14 seconds
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1366: Smart Investing Moves in this Turbulent Market with Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden is the founder of Invested Development, where she's taught over 20,000 women how to invest. She began her career working in investment management at the start of the last recession. With stocks now off their recent highs, Amanda offers her best strategies for investing and making smart money moves ahead of the next possible recession. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202231 minutes, 59 seconds
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1365: Ask Farnoosh: Making $250,000 a Year But Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Farnoosh shares thoughts on a recent article about households earning $250,000 but living paycheck to paycheck. Audience members want to know: Can I retire early? What to do with an inheritance? How can doctors and healthcare workers improve their finances without leaving the industry? How to be fiscally responsible with a new raise? Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/202229 minutes, 53 seconds
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1364: Worried About Your Investments? Here's What Not To Do

Adam Seessel, investing expert and author of the new book Where the Money Is, joins with his best advice for navigating the stock market right now. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/202229 minutes, 19 seconds
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1363: Rewriting Your Money Story with Christina Blacken, Founder of The New Quo

This episode is a replay. It originally aired on March 16, 2022. What's your money story? We're discussing "narrative intelligence," a powerful technique that can help us rewrite and reclaim our money stories and, in turn, our financial livelihoods. My guest is Christina Blacken, a public speaker, performer, and founder of The New Quo. The New Quo is a leadership development and equity consultancy, helping leaders create inclusive practices, habits, and goals through their narrative intelligence. More about Christina: She helps leaders identify the psychological impact of historical, cultural, and personal narratives on beliefs, bias, and behaviors to improve their bias recognition, as well as providing them with leadership tools to create more equitable communication, goal setting, decision making, and relationship building skills. She's applied this methodology to a variety of equity problems, from social media content moderation, to creating equity goals and practices for every area of a business, to helping companies create more inclusive language in their content and services. She's trained 8,809 leaders across 9 industries, and has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, and Nasdaq.com among other outlets. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/202231 minutes, 23 seconds
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1362: Ask Farnoosh: I've Done All the "Right" Things With My Money. What's Next?

This episode originally aired on Friday, April 29. This week's Ask Farnoosh answers audience questions related to splitting expenses when living with a significant, what to do with extra money after you have all your financial bases covered and whether it's recommended to take out a personal loan to pay for a wedding. Plus: Farnoosh's take on the new Netflix docu-series Bad Vegan and details on CNET's new series Power Money Moves that offers insights on how to build wealth in today's world. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/202225 minutes, 24 seconds
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1361: Moving to New York City and Not Sure How to Financially Prepare. Help!

Audience Week continues with listener Lauren Hatchett, a 20-something year-old school teacher who wants to know how to financially prepare for her big move to New York City later this summer. It's a longtime dream for her and her husband to live in NYC, but what do they need to know about affording housing and all the other added expenses? Farnoosh weighs in with personal experience and insights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/202236 minutes, 23 seconds
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1360: Quitting Your Job to Pursue a Side Hustle Full-Time: How to Manage Spending and Retirement Now?

Longtime So Money audience member Andrea de Roode joins to share her journey to leaving her full-time job to pursuing her side business full time. She has questions about how to manage her money and retirement as an entrepreneur. How to plan for monthly spending when income is inconsistent? Should she rollover her 401(k) to an IRA? More about Andrea: She and her husband started their Maui Tea Farm tea business in 2014. They are Maui Island’s first and only tea farm, offering guided tea tours of our organic farm, tea tastings and on-site retail at our tea shop. You can check them out at mauiteafarm.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/202236 minutes, 18 seconds
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1359: Ask Farnoosh: Best Online Broker? How to Switch Careers? Are 401(k)s and 403(b)s the "Best" Options?

A wide range of questions from the audience today including how to transition as a federal employee to the corporate job world, whether it's worth it to invest in a company 403b plan, the best online brokerages and important financial steps for newcomers to the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/202233 minutes, 22 seconds
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1358: WeCrashed: Farnoosh & Friends Review the Apple TV+ Miniseries

We're departing from the "norms" of the podcast and dedicating this episode to a discussion surrounding WeCrashed, the Apple TV+ miniseries that depicts the rise and fall of WeWork and its embattled CEO and co-founder Adam Neumann (played by Jared Leto). The series also stars Anne Hathaway as his wife Rebekah Paltrow Neumann. The show has all the themes worthy of a discussion on a money podcast: the abuse of power, privilege and wealth, our relationship to money and the differences between female and male entrepreneurs. (Warning: there are spoilers.) Joining the show to discuss WeCrashed with Farnoosh: Kate Dailey, Deputy Managing Editor for Features at the Philadelphia Inquirer (Fun Fact: Farnoosh and Kate are best friends and roommates at Penn State) and Kate Sullivan, Host and Creator of To Dine For, a podcast and PBS series where she interviews top CEOs, visionaries and entrepreneurs like Howard Schulz, Gloria Estefan and Jon Bon Jovi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/202228 minutes, 19 seconds
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1357: Recessions, Budgets and Becoming the Breadwinner with Money Coach Nicole Stanley

Stemming from Friday's episode which focused on the possibility of a recession, Farnoosh invites money coach Nicole Stanley to share her advice on how to manage the stress and anxiety around the volatility and uncertainty hanging over the stock market and economy. How to build confidence right now? How to re-examine your budget to feel more in control? Nicole is the founder of Arise Financial Coaching, a company dedicated to helping professionals who have tried everything finally ditch debt, save more, and enjoy financial confidence. In five years, she went from battling financial anxiety to building her family's net worth to over $250K on an annual salary of $56K. In 2020, after her husband became furloughed, Nicole officially started her coaching practice and became the sole breadwinner in her household. She speaks candidly about that pivot and the initial challenges. Fun fact: The average Arise client saves $20K in six months without giving up the things they love. Nicole lives in Denver, CO with her husband and two children. Learn more about Nicole on her website and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/202231 minutes, 32 seconds
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1356: Why We Might Be Headed for a Recession and What We Can Do About It

Farnoosh dedicates the entire show to answering audience questions about the possible looming recession. What is a recession? Why are worried it's approaching? Are there any bright spots in the economy? What can stocks tell us about the direction of the recession? How to make the best money moves across savings, investing and borrowing? Referenced sources in the podcast How to Make an Extra $500 a Month Why I-Bonds Can Help With Inflation Worries Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/202240 minutes, 18 seconds
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1355: The Cost Benefits of Outsourcing with Jenny Blake

Jenny Blake is the author of the new book Free Time: Lose the Busywork, Love Your Business. On the show, Farnoosh and Jenny talk about the power of outsourcing, how to easily free up time in your day while still moving closer to your goals and some of the best tech resources for supporting our busy lives. Whether you're an entrepreneur, parent or a determined human living through the stress of 2022 (or all of the above), this episode is for you! More about Jenny: She launched her business in 2011 after five years at Google and two years at polling start-up, YouGov America. She is the author of many books, including: Life After College and Pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/202235 minutes, 24 seconds
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1354: Susie Moore and Why There Are No “Shoulds” in Life

You should buy a house. Should buy crypto. Should work more. Work less. Invest in your 40(k). Retire early. We are bombarded with many financial shoulds. Guest Susie Moore, host of Let it Be Easy podcast and book, provides a better way to approaching life’s decisions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/202230 minutes, 3 seconds
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1353: Ask Farnoosh: Buying Real Estate, Protecting Credit Scores and Investing for a Kid's Future

This week's Ask Farnoosh: Should I rent or buy a home when I move to a new state for a job? How might closing an old credit card hurt my credit score? How to invest for my son's future? Farnoosh also shares thoughts on the Supreme Court's leaked abortion ruling. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/202228 minutes, 54 seconds
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1352: Afraid of Money? This Might Be Why

Our relationship with money – healthy or not – often stems from our childhood. Relationship coach and clinical psychologist Dr. Morgan Anderson talks about attachment theory and how it can explain certain money challenges, including having fear and anxiety around money. Dr. Morgan Anderson is a clinical psychologist, attachment theory expert and host of the “Let’s Get Vulnerable” podcast. She is the creator of the Empowered.Secure.Loved relationship method which has helped hundreds of women heal their hearts, and find love. Her mission is to help women break the toxic dating cycle, raise their self-worth and attract the healthy relationship they’ve always wanted. She’s on Instagram @drmorgancoaching. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/202228 minutes, 56 seconds
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1351: How to Buy Your First Home in 2022 (Seriously!)

With both home prices and interest rates on the rise, how can buyers compete? Is it possible to still buy a home? Is waiving a home inspection (which some bidders are doing) that risky? How can your real estate agent help expedite a sale? CNET Money Editor Jaclyn DeJohn joins. She has experiences as both a real estate agent and homeowner and provides insights and strategies for first-time buyers looking to secure an affordable home in today's market. Read Jaclyn's latest piece: Yes, You Can Buy a Home in 2022 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/202230 minutes, 43 seconds
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1350: Ask Farnoosh: I'm Financially Secure. What to Do With My Money Next?

This week's Ask Farnoosh answers audience questions related to splitting expenses when living with a significant, what to do with extra money after you have all your financial bases covered and whether it's recommended to take out a personal loan to pay for a wedding. Plus: Farnoosh's take on the new Netflix docu-series Bad Vegan and details on CNET's new series Power Money Moves that offers insights on how to build wealth in today's world. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/202225 minutes, 28 seconds
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1349: Using NFTs to Create Community and Close Opportunity Gaps

We are in conversation with Alex Cavoulacos and Allyson Downey, the co-founders of Meta Angels, an NFT membership community harnessing the metaverse to unlock real life opportunities. Founded on the values of generosity, transparency, and accessibility, Meta Angels has pioneered the first-of-its-kind NFT lending technology on the blockchain. We discuss how NFTs function and some unique qualities. How Meta Angels helps to bridge opportunity gaps for members. How Alex and Allyson brought in millions of dollars in a matter of days to fund Meta Angels. The behind-the-scenes of the Meta Angels community experience. More about Alex: She is also Alex is co-founder of Angel Labs, a web3 accelerator that takes experienced operators and web3 creators from concept to mint. Prior to her move to web3, Alex co-founded The Muse, a values-based career platform used by over 75 million people to research companies and careers named one of Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World. She now serves on the company’s Board of Directors after a decade of leadership. Alex is a frequent speaker on web3, entrepreneurship, the future of work, and productivity. She is the co-author of the national bestselling book The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career. She graduated from Yale University and is an alumna of Y Combinator. More about Allyson: She is a serial entrepreneur, MBA, writer, and keynote speaker who has built a career on the power of trusted advice. She is also the CEO of Stellar Reviews, which helps brands increase sales by 40% by building an authentic, honest base of consumer reviews for their product launches. Her book is called Here's the Plan: Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood.  She is a Techstars alumna and mentor, serving on the boards The Crafters Box and Tot Squad and as an advisor to Trust & Will. Allyson has an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MFA from Columbia University's School of the Arts, and a BA from Colby College. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/202235 minutes, 54 seconds
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1348: How Fear Can Drive Financial Excellence with Katie Gatti, Host of The Money with Katie Show

Katie Gatti Tassin is the personality behind the blog, podcast, and newsletter brand, Money with Katie. She started writing about money in 2020 after a few years of independent personal finance consulting and consuming all the personal finance content she could get her hands on. Since then, Money with Katie has grown to a community near-100,000 strong, and she focuses on teaching #RichGirls how to make their money work for them. On the show Farnoosh and Katie discuss: Katie's rise to financial fandom and what inspired her to start helping others with their finances. Katie's ambitions to be work-optional by age 30 and how she and her husband manage to live on just 16% of their take-home pay. How fear anchors Katie's financial determination. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/202232 minutes, 56 seconds
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1347: Ask Farnoosh: How to Avoid Getting Low-Balled at a New Job

This week on Ask Farnoosh, a frustrated listeners shares how employers and recruiters refuse to share salary information but insist you ask for what you want to make. How can you work around this and avoid being low-balled? Also: Should I use emergency savings to cover living expenses? How can couples (with kids) prioritize savings goals? (A replay from February 11, 2022) Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/202224 minutes, 22 seconds
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1346: The Problem with Hustle Culture with Author Caroline Dooner

Bestselling author Caroline Dooner joins with an important message as we enter a new year: Let's get some rest! She is the author of Tired as F*ck: Burnout at the Hands of Diet, Self-Help, and Hustle Culture. Book summary: Offering a frank and funny critique of the cultural forces that are driving us mad, author Caroline Dooner examines how treating ourselves like never ending self-improvement projects is a recipe for burnout. We have become unknowingly complicit in perpetuating our own exhaustion because we are treating ourselves like machines. But even phones need to f*cking recharge. Episode originally aired on Jan 3, 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/202234 minutes, 1 second
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1345: Simple Ways to Invest in Art on a Budget with Liz Lidgett

Guest Liz Lidgett is an art advisor, writer and gallery owner. As Founder of Liz Lidgett Gallery and Design, she works with people to find the perfect piece of art for their style, space, and budget.  Farnoosh and Liz discuss ways to spot worthwhile art "investments" on a budget, how to build a successful business as an emerging artist right now, NFTs and more. Plus: Details on Farnoosh's recent art purchase that 10x'd in value in one year. This episode is a replay from February 14, 2022. Artists mentioned in our conversation: Betsy Enzensberger, Hunt Slonem, Damien Hirst and Elisa Sheehan. Learn more about them and many more artists at www.lizlidgett.com. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/202233 minutes, 31 seconds
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1344: Ask Farnoosh: Saving For Retirement for First Time in 40s (Help!)

This week's Ask Farnoosh answers listeners' questions related to negotiating salary when your employer recently got acquired. When is a good time to ask for a pay increase? Also: How to start investing for retirement for the first time if you're in your 40s? Can you add your child to your business' payroll? What are the benefits? Plus: Insights into I-Bonds, a popular savings vehicle that helps during inflationary times. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/202227 minutes, 16 seconds
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1343: Overhauling Finances, Career and Childcare in the Pandemic (One Couple's Story)

Today we go behind the scenes of one household that shifted their careers, income streams and childcare in the pandemic ... and the changes have been for the better. Lee Bonvissuto is our guest. She is an entrepreneur and Founder of Present Voices, where she helps people access and articulate their best ideas in their most important moments through communication coaching, consulting, and community. In our conversation, Lee speaks candidly about the decisions that she and her partner made in the pandemic to reorient the economics within their marriage, to have her husband step away from his career and become the primary caregiver to their daughter. How was that decision made? How did it work out? How is it continuing to work out? Lee also shares professional advice for those that want to harness anxiety to be more effective communicators at work. Fun fact about Lee, she was raised in the theater. Her father was a mime. She takes us to her childhood and some of the money memories that she has growing up in an artist community. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/202232 minutes, 38 seconds
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1342: The On-Going Financial Struggles of Working Moms in the Pandemic

Brynne Conroy is founder of Femme Frugality and the book The Feminist Financial Handbook. She joins to share the financial and professional hardships endured during the pandemic, as a single mother to two young children. And why the battle is not nearly over. Read Brynne's personal essay at Too Ambitious. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/202225 minutes, 21 seconds
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1341: Ask Farnoosh: Money Advice for My 30s?

How to save and invest in your 30s? How badly will a car refi damage my credit score? How to best afford a new home for my parents? This week's Ask Farnoosh addresses audience questions with guest co-host Georgia Lee Hussy, CFP and founder of Modernist Financial in Portland, Oregon. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/202234 minutes, 44 seconds
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1340: Making a Financial Impact Without Spending Money

Elisa Camahort Page is an entrepreneur, speaker and author. She is also co-founder of BlogHer, an online community for women bloggers. On the episode, Elisa shares how to align your personal values with your financial mission and create profit and progress. How to make a social impact when your income is inconsistent? How to use social capital and time to move the financial needle for yourself and your community? [Random: We also dive in being a vegan and the cost of following that diet!] Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/202228 minutes, 43 seconds
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1339: Money, Meditation and Manifesting Wealth with Dina Kaplan

Guest Dina Kaplan is Founder of the The Path, which teaches meditation for the modern mind. The Path has taught thousands of people to meditate around the world and at festivals including SXSW and Sundance. She offers advice on how through meditation and elevating consciousness, we can attract more richness in our lives. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/202232 minutes, 21 seconds
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1338: Ask Farnoosh: What to Make of This Crazy Housing Market? Should I Bother to Save for a House?

Back to regularly scheduled programming this Friday, with the return of a solo-hosted episode of Ask Farnoosh. Farnoosh answers your top money questions related to real estate (should I buy right now?) to retirement (where to invest if I don't have a 401k through work?) and best ways to invest for "fun?" (Is there even such a thing?) Also: Farnoosh's thoughts on recession forecasts and why she's not a fan of April Fool's or any pranks for that matter. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/202232 minutes, 26 seconds
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1337: Money and Abuse of Financial Power with Tanya Selvaratnam

Award-winning filmmaker Tanya Selvaratnam bravely recounts the intimate abuse she suffered from former New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, using her story as a prism to examine the domestic violence crisis plaguing America. Her book is called Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence.. She and Farnoosh discuss the inadequate accountability of powerful abusive men and advice for victims of abuse. If you or someone you know needs immediate help, please reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE. More about Tanya Selvaratnam: She is a writer and an Emmy-nominated and multiple Webby-winning producer. She is the Senior Director, Gender Justice Narratives for the Pop Culture Collaborative; and the author of THE BIG LIE. Her essays have been published in the New York Times, Vogue, Glamour, ELLE, Cosmo, CNN, NBC News, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube. Post navigation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/202231 minutes, 59 seconds
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1336: Scaling a Small Business Without Going Broke with Lara Hodgson

While it's never been a better time to start a business, it's also never been harder to grow a business. Guest Lara Hodgson is coauthor with long-time business partner Stacey Abrams of the new book LEVEL UP: Rise Above the Hidden Forces Holding Your Business Back. In it they share intense behind-the-scenes stories of building their own businesses—two of which failed, and the third successful company, NOW. Lara provides actionable, get-it-done principles for founders—especially those who have been historically disadvantaged in entrepreneurship like women and people of color—to break free and get to the next level.  Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/202230 minutes, 52 seconds
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1335: Ask Farnoosh: How to Close the Investing Gap and Master the Market

What is behind the female investing gap? What are the reasons women are better at investing? How to begin investing in stocks? We’re covering all things women and investing, as we cap our Women’s History Money series with Prudential . Our guest is Rosalyn Glen who has over 30 years of experience helping clients reach their fullest financial potential.. She is the President/CEO of Destiny Wealth Advisors & Consulting. She works with individuals, businesses, churches, and nonprofits in developing strategies to ensure their longevity and sustainability. She is a representative of Prudential Financial Planning Services. For more information, check out www.prudential.com/somoney. Prudential Disclosure: Our financial advisors offer investment advice, and some may offer financial planning. Our financial advisors and financial planners offer financial planning and/or investment advice through Pruco Securities, LLC (Pruco), under the marketing name Prudential Financial Services (PFPS). A financial advisor or financial planner offers securities products and services as a registered representative of Pruco and offers insurance products as an agent of issuing insurance companies. Chartered Financial Services is not affiliated with The Prudential Insurance Company of America and its affiliates, including Pruco. Other products and services may be offered through a non-Prudential entity. 1-800-778-2255 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/202228 minutes, 33 seconds
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1334: Launching Financial Grown-Ups with Bobbi Rebell

How to prepare your young adult child for the real financial world and ensure they set themselves up for success? Bobbi Rebell joins to share insights from her personal experiences and her new book Launching Financial Grownups: Live Your Richest Life by Helping Your (Almost) Adult Kids Become Everyday Money Smart. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/202230 minutes, 29 seconds
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1333: Demystifying Disability and Closing Opportunity Gaps

Guest Emily Ladau, disability rights activist joins to share her personal experiences, as well as insights from her book, Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally. She discusses how we ought to redefine the term disability, the opportunity gaps for people with disabilities and how individuals, companies and lawmakers can help advance professional and financial opportunities for the community. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/202227 minutes, 48 seconds
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1332: Ask Farnoosh: Best Ways Women Can Prepare for Retirement?

What would it take to feel more confident about your personal retirement savings? What’s a good “number” to shoot for and what are all the ways to support your long-term savings needs? We’re continuing our Women’s History Month series with Prudential and helping us navigate this topic and provide some professional advice is Lucy Chamberlain, a Financial Planner at Prudential Financial. For more insights check out Prudential.com/SoMoney Prudential Disclosure: Our financial advisors offer investment advice, and some may offer financial planning. Our financial advisors and financial planners offer financial planning and/or investment advice through Pruco Securities, LLC (Pruco), under the marketing name Prudential Financial Services (PFPS). A financial advisor or financial planner offers securities products and services as a registered representative of Pruco and offers insurance products as an agent of issuing insurance companies. Chartered Financial Services is not affiliated with The Prudential Insurance Company of America and its affiliates, including Pruco. Other products and services may be offered through a non-Prudential entity. 1-800-778-2255 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/202229 minutes, 23 seconds
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1331: Rewriting Your Money Story with Christina Blacken, Founder of The New Quo

What's your money story? We're discussing "narrative intelligence," a powerful technique that can help us rewrite and reclaim our money stories and, in turn, our financial livelihoods. My guest is Christina Blacken, a public speaker, performer, and founder of The New Quo. The New Quo is a leadership development and equity consultancy, helping leaders create inclusive practices, habits, and goals through their narrative intelligence. More about Christina: She helps leaders identify the psychological impact of historical, cultural, and personal narratives on beliefs, bias, and behaviors to improve their bias recognition, as well as providing them with leadership tools to create more equitable communication, goal setting, decision making, and relationship building skills. She's applied this methodology to a variety of equity problems, from social media content moderation, to creating equity goals and practices for every area of a business, to helping companies create more inclusive language in their content and services. She's trained 8,809 leaders across 9 industries, and has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, and Nasdaq.com among other outlets. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/202231 minutes, 23 seconds
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1330: Stop Buying Into the Myth of Imposter Syndrome and Earn More with Ruchika Tulshyan

On today's show: What is imposter syndrome and why are more women led to believe they suffer from it? How does this prevent women and women of color to excel at work and build financial independence? Guest Ruchika Tulshyan is an award-winning inclusion strategist, former business journalist, and CEO of Candour, which works with organizations to create diverse teams and inclusive cultures. Her new book is INCLUSION ON PURPOSE: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work.  The Harvard Business Review article, "Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome" Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/202231 minutes, 48 seconds
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1329: Ask Farnoosh: Life Insurance Strategies for Women

Our Friday Women’s History Month series continues. Today, in partnership with our sponsor Prudential, we are dedicating the show to the topic of life insurance and how women tend to be underinsured. What steps can women take to protect themselves and their loved ones with life insurance? What if you're single, don't have children or don't work? Is life insurance still a must? Our guest is Blanche Cheeley, a Financial Planner at Prudential Financial specializing in designing a personal plan that will help close the gap in building & protecting your wealth, eliminating the things that causes us to live a “what-if” in retirement by educating, implementing & executing your plan. For more insights, visit www.prudential.com/SoMoney Prudential Disclosure: Our financial advisors offer investment advice, and some may offer financial planning. Our financial advisors and financial planners offer financial planning and/or investment advice through Pruco Securities, LLC (Pruco), under the marketing name Prudential Financial Services (PFPS). A financial advisor or financial planner offers securities products and services as a registered representative of Pruco and offers insurance products as an agent of issuing insurance companies. Chartered Financial Services is not affiliated with The Prudential Insurance Company of America and its affiliates, including Pruco. Other products and services may be offered through a non-Prudential entity. 1-800-778-2255 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/202224 minutes, 30 seconds
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1328: How One Fintech Helps U.S. Newcomers Establish Immediate Credit

Misha Esipov is the CEO and co-founder of Nova Credit, the mission-driven fintech company building a fair and inclusive financial system for the world. The consumer-permissioned credit bureau helps U.S. newcomers to use their international credit history to apply for credit cards, auto loans, rental properties and more with the Credit Passport™. Through this offering, the company has built partnerships in over 20 countries to gain real time access to over a billion credit profiles. Misha holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Finance from New York University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/202226 minutes, 18 seconds
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1327: The Financial Cost of FoMO with Patrick McGinnis, Author of Fear of Missing Out

From cryptocurrency to housing, the fear of missing out (FoMO) drives a great deal of our financial decisions. Guest Patrick McGinnis, the first to coin the term FoMO, shares the root causes of this fear, as well as the unfortunate costs of FoMO-led investing and spending. His book is called Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision-Making in an Overwhelming World. More about Patrick: He is an international venture capitalist and host of the hit podcast FOMO Sapiens. Patrick coined the term FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), as well as the related term FOBO (Fear of a Better Option) in a 2004 article in the student newspaper of Harvard Business School. FOMO has since been added to the dictionary and FOBO has become an increasingly popular framework to describe choice paralysis.  Patrick is also the author of international bestseller The 10% Entrepreneur: Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/202232 minutes, 6 seconds
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1326: Ask Farnoosh: How Women Can Plan and Build Financial Resilience

As we begin the month of March, Women’s History Month, we are dedicating our Friday episodes to important financial themes that touch all of our lives, but especially the lives of women – from planning to investing to retirement and more. For this So Money has partnered with Prudential and each Friday a financial expert from Prudential will join me to answer your money questions. Today our theme is women’s unique financial challenges, the importance of financial planning and how planning builds resilience. Our guest is Sarah Benton Smedley who has been a Financial Planner at The Prudential Insurance Company of America since 2013. Sara is passionate about financial wellness and helping her clients achieve their goals through education, guidance and crafting custom strategies for their financial future. In this episode we’ll talk about how to financial plan if you’re unemployed, the evolving financial goals of women today (much different than 20 years ago) and when it makes sense to take on debt to achieve certain financial goals. For more insights, visit www.prudential.com/SoMoney Prudential Disclosure: Our financial advisors offer investment advice, and some may offer financial planning. Our financial advisors and financial planners offer financial planning and/or investment advice through Pruco Securities, LLC (Pruco), under the marketing name Prudential Financial Services (PFPS). A financial advisor or financial planner offers securities products and services as a registered representative of Pruco and offers insurance products as an agent of issuing insurance companies. Chartered Financial Services is not affiliated with The Prudential Insurance Company of America and its affiliates, including Pruco. Other products and services may be offered through a non-Prudential entity. 1-800-778-2255. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/202228 minutes, 24 seconds
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1325: Financial Adulting, A How-To with Ashley Feinstein Gerstley

In this episode, guest Ashley Feinstein Gerstley, author of Financial Adulting, breaks down key steps to being a financially confident and conscious adult. Ashley is a money coach, author of The 30-Day Money Cleanse, and the Founder of the Fiscal Femme, a money platform on a mission to end inequality through financial well-being. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/202225 minutes, 55 seconds
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1324: Home Prices Are Set to Soar in 2022; Advice for Buyers

If you're seeking to buy a home this spring, it's going to be another challenging market. With a severe inventory shortage, prospective buyers face continued pressure. Bidding wars will continue. How can buyers come out ahead? CNET's Alix Langone joins to share her insights and offer buyers some good news. More of Farnoosh's related articles on CNET; 6 Reasons Home Prices Will Go Up: https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/mortgages/6-reasons-why-home-prices-will-keep-going-up-and-what-buyers-can-do-about-it/ Co-Buying a Home With a Friend? https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/mortgages/co-buying-a-home-with-a-friend-answer-these-5-questions-first/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/202233 minutes, 19 seconds
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What the Russia-Ukraine War Means for Stocks, Gas, Financial Security

A short, impromptu episode to address the Russia-Ukraine war and some of your related financial questions, as well as how we can support the people of Ukraine. We have experienced reporters covering this war from all angles at CNET. Read CNET's Dan Avery's piece on the effects of the war on the global economy here; https://www.cnet.com/how-to/ukraine-russia-war-impact-on-gas-stocks-inflation-and-the-us-economy/ CNET's Katie Teague writes about how we can give in a meaningful way right now. https://www.cnet.com/how-to/ukraine-refugees-how-to-help-those-affected-by-the-russian-invasion/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/20228 minutes, 56 seconds
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1323: Ask Farnoosh: Should I Invest in a Restaurant? Use Equity to Pay off Student Loans?

This week on Ask Farnoosh, questions about investing in a restaurant, paying down debt with the proceeds from a home sale and how to stay financially independent when your partner makes significantly more? Plus, Farnoosh shares insights from a hot new real estate trend. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/25/202231 minutes, 49 seconds
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1322: How to Run a 7-Figure Tiny Business with Elaine Pofeldt

Farnoosh speaks with Elaine Pofeldt, an independent journalist who specializes in small business and entrepreneurship, about her new book: Tiny Business, Big Money. Pofeldt offers insights into the 60+ seven-figure businesses with small teams that are reinventing the small business landscape. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube. Post navigation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/202231 minutes, 53 seconds
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1321: Money & Your Mental Health with Dr. Ellen Vora, Author of The Anatomy of Anxiety

Farnoosh speaks with Dr. Ellen Vora, psychiatrist and author of the book The Anatomy of Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming the Body's Fear Response about the root of our anxieties, how they impact our financial wellness and her holistic approach to healing. More about Dr. Vora: She received her B.A. from Yale University and attended Columbia University medical school. She's a board-certified psychiatrist, medical acupuncturist, and yoga teacher. Dr. Vora takes a functional medicine approach to mental health--considering the whole person and addressing imbalance at the root, rather than reflexively prescribing medication. In addition to her private practice and speaking engagements, Dr. Vora consults for healthcare startups. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/202231 minutes, 49 seconds
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1320: Ask Farnoosh: Your Top Tax Questions Answered & Quickest Way to Save for a Downpayment

This week's Ask Farnoosh: A rundown of some of your biggest tax-related questions answered. Listeners also want to know how to save aggressively for a home downpayment, ways to save on health care costs and what to do when you make too much to invest in a Roth IRA? Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/18/202227 minutes, 46 seconds
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1319: Making Bold Moves in Work and Money in Your 50s with Tamsen Fadal, Emmy-Winning Journalist

Tamsen Fadal is a journalist and a champion for women in their prime. She anchors the primetime news for WPIX-TV in New York City. Her latest movement is called Unlock Your Bold where Tamsen champions men and women in their 50s and beyond, as they navigate work, money, health, relationships and more. Her new podcast Coming Up Next is a weekly show about where I talk with people about how to approach the next stage of your life boldly. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/202233 minutes, 14 seconds
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1318: How to Invest in Art on a Budget with Liz Lidgett, Gallery Owner and Art Advisor

Guest Liz Lidgett is an art advisor, writer and gallery owner. As Founder of Liz Lidgett Gallery and Design, she works with people to find the perfect piece of art for their style, space, and budget.  Farnoosh and Liz discuss ways to spot worthwhile art "investments" on a budget, how to build a successful business as an emerging artist right now, NFTs and more. Artists mentioned in our conversation: Betsy Enzensberger, Hunt Slonem, Damien Hirst and Elisa Sheehan. Learn more about them and many more artists at www.lizlidgett.com. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202234 minutes, 35 seconds
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1317: Ask Farnoosh: How to Negotiate When Companies Won't Share Budgets or Salary Bands?

This week on Ask Farnoosh, a frustrated listeners shares how employers and recruiters refuse to share salary information but insist you ask for what you want to make. How can you work around this and avoid being low-balled? Also: Should I use emergency savings to cover living expenses? How can couples (with kids) prioritize savings goals? Got a question for our Friday episodes of Ask Farnoosh? Text 415-942-5002. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/11/202228 minutes, 58 seconds
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1316: Speaking to Power at Work and Defining Success on Your Terms with Deepa Purushothaman

In her forthcoming book, The First, The Few, The Only: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America, Deepa Purushothaman lays the groundwork for how other women of color can redefine success on their own terms. Farnoosh and Deepa discuss ways to push back against toxic messaging—including the things we tell ourselves and how to let go of the extra burdens and excess work WOC take on for companies in the name of culture building. Learn more about Deepa on her website. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/202229 minutes, 6 seconds
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1315: Defining Wealth for Women with Bonnie Koo, MD

Guest Bonnie Koo, MD, joins to discuss insights and advice from her new book, Defining Wealth for Women. She discusses why everything you’ve ever learned about money is probably wrong, the common misconceptions and limiting beliefs that many professional women have when it comes to money and alt ways to pursue the medical profession that can lead to greater financial security. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/202230 minutes, 48 seconds
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1314: Ask Farnoosh: Money problems with my sister. Help!

On this weeK's Ask Farnoosh, a listener who works for her sister shares how she is sorely underpaid compared to other employees. Is her sister taking advantage? How to deal? Also: A listener wants to know whether to go to law school or accept a job in finance. Want more articles and videos by Farnoosh? Check out www.cnet.com/somoney. Subscribe to her weekly So Money newsletter for the latest updates and advice. Catch her weekly money videos on YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices