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084- How To Achieve A Work-Optional Life & Retire Early with Tanja Hester

How do you create a life where work is optional? Are you interested in early retirement but not a fan of super frugality? On today’s podcast, I have Tanja Hester, creator of the Our Next Blog, who retired early at the age of 38 to talk about her new book, Work Optional, where she answers those questions and more. In this episode we discuss: I’m also excited because I’m giving away a copy of Tanja’s new book, Work Optional, to lucky listeners of the podcast. You can enter to win by clicking...


083- It’s My Birthday! How I’m Leveling Up & Things I’m Focusing On This Year

It’s my birthday, so today’s episode is going to be a personal one. I’m going share how I plan on getting to the next level in my personal development and entrepreneurial pursuits and how you can do the same. Plus, I’ll be talking about some of my goals and what I want to focus on this year. If you want to give me a birthday gift, simply share the podcast with someone or on your social media! Also, don’t forget to check out the Journeyer Launch Club for the tips, tools and extra content to...


082- Your Guide to Financial Freedom & Having All The Money You Will Ever Need with Grant Sabatier

Happy to have Grant back on the podcast to discuss his new book Financial Freedom- A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need. Grant was first on episode 48 of the podcast and now he’s back to break down some of the best concepts from his new book. Watch the interview here: I’m also excited because I’m giving away 3 copies of the book to lucky listeners of the podcast. You can enter to win by clicking here. Join the Journeyer Launch Club for classes,...


081- Atomic Habits: How Tiny Changes Spark Remarkable Results with James Clear

If you are wondering how it is that you can create better habits in your life and get rid of the habits that you know are holding you back, you are going to love my chat with bestselling author James Clear on his latest book Atomic Habits. The book is a guide on how to change your habits and get 1% better every day. In this episode we discussed: Join the Journeyer Launch Club for classes, tools, resources and the community support you need to reach Financial Independence Other related...


080- Finding Joy, Wealth & Freedom on Your Journey To Financial Independence with Kerry Ann Rockquemore

In this episode, I’m talking to Kerry Ann Rockquemore from the blog Kerry Ann and her husband were able to retire early at 46 years old and have reached Financial Independence. Through their journey, they have found a way to find joy, wealth and freedom and now Kerry is helping us find the same. In this episode we discussed: Join the Journeyer Launch Club for classes, tools, resources and the community support you need to reach Financial Independence Other related blog...


079- How To Earn More Money & Live in Abundance with Amanda Abella

In today’s podcast episode, I had the pleasure of talking to Amanda Abella who started her entrepreneurial career as a freelance writer and later pivoted to teaching business owners how to earn more. Featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Inc, and Business Insider, Amanda Abella is a Latina millennial money expert who has created an online community where millennials can learn how to make money online and actually enjoy their financial journeys. Amanda and I talk about so many things...


078- Ten Tips And Strategies To Help You On Your Journey To Financial Freedom

Happy New Year! In this week's episode, I'm sharing the 10 tips and strategies for you to implement on your journey to Financial Freedom so that you can reach all your goals and more this year and beyond. Here is a list of the 10 things to do help you succeed on your Financial Freedom journey. For more details on each point, take a listen to the podcast. Join the Journeyer Launch Club for classes, tools, resources and the community support you need to reach Financial Independence Other...


077 - 2018 Year End Review & How I’m Making 2019 My Best Year Yet (Plus Tips For You To Do The Same)

2018 was a year of major growth and transitions in my business and personal life. I quit my job, had my third baby and jumped feet first into entrepreneurship full-time. In this week's podcast episode, I'm reviewing some of the goals I met in 2018, what I learned this year and what I'm looking forward to in 2019. I'm also sharing tips and strategies that you can apply to your own life and finances so that you can set yourself up for your best year yet too! Join the Journeyer Launch Club for...


076- How We Can Find Strength, Truth, and Joy in Our Relationship with Money with Lynne Twist

We all have some sort of relationship to money. Most of us, unfortunately, are enslaved to money. What if, just by healing our relationship with money, we could transform our relationship in life? In this week’s episode, I’m speaking with Lynne Twist, the author of The Soul of Money where we discuss how we can find strength, truth and joy in our relationship to money. In this episode we discuss: Other related blog posts/links mentioned in this episode: Soul of Money Institute:...


075- An Interview With My Mom & How She Prepared Me To Prosper

This is my most important and special interview to date. It's with my Mom. I talk about her so much on the show and in every interview I do so why not give you the opportunity to hear from her yourself. I give her all the credit for the person who I am today. She put me in this amazing position to prosper despite the fact that she didn't have much and had me as a young mom. In the episode, we talk about: This episode was sponsored by Prepare to Prosper a campaigned by Wells Fargo designed...


074- The Impact of Income, Privilege & Race on the Path To Financial Freedom

Does your income matter when it comes to being able to reach Financial Freedom/Financial Independence? How big of a role does privilege play in being able to reach your goal and does everyone benefit from having privilege? How do race and socioeconomics play into the wealth journey? I’m talking about these topics on today's episode and would love to hear what you think too. Also, I’ve been dreaming of, talking about and wanting to create a transformative online community space for...


073- Journeyer Profile Kari Lorz Finding Her Way to Financial Independence While Building a Financial Safety Net For Her Special Needs Daughter's Future

The journey to Financial Independence can be a tough one that is full of ebbs and flows. I believe that it is so important that we share our stories to inspire others that may be experiencing some of the same challenges that we have. That is why I started the Journeyer Profile Series where I’m talking to my listeners and the people in my community about their path to FI. In this week’s episode, I’m speaking with Kari Lorz, who is not only making strides towards establishing financial...


072- How Pursuing Financial Independence and Sustainable Living Go Hand in Hand with Catherine Agopcan

At some point or another we've all said to ourselves "I have way too much STUFF!". If you haven't yet, consider yourself ahead of the game as we discuss sustainability and financial literacy with this week's guest, personal financial educator and sustainability advocate Catherine Agopcan. After much trial and error, she arrived at the conclusion that too much stuff was bad for the wallet and the planet. She is now on a mission to show others that caring for the environment and seeking...


071- The Business of Money with Farnoosh Torabi

The road to financial literacy can be a daunting journey, especially when you're 22 years old, $30,000 in debt, and making $18 an hour while living in the most expensive city in America (NYC). This is where this week's guest Farnoosh Torabi found herself before becoming one of the leading personal finance authorities hooked on helping young professionals navigate their finances and live their richest, happiest lives. From her early days reporting for Money Magazine to hosting a prime-time...


070- Tiny Home Living w/ Jewel Pearson & Why You Don’t Have To Give Up Luxury To Go Tiny

Simplicity and the concept of ‘less is more’ can be beneficial in much more than finance. The new tiny home movement has proved to be a great new option for a lot of families that are looking to live a simpler, more abundant life. This week’s guest, Jewel Pearson, is not only a tiny homeowner but she is also an advocate and community leader that shares her tiny living experiences and assists others in achieving their tiny living dreams. Over the course of a decade, Jewel worked toward...


069- Single Mom Takiia's Amazing Story: How She Went From $100,000 in Debt to $500,000 in Savings

Getting rid of six-figure debt is no easy feat but Takiia Anderson, the voice behind The Frugal Biddy, is proof that it can be done. After graduating from law school, Takiia had accrued more than $150,000 of debt. As the single mother of a 2-year-old little girl making only $34,000 a year, she knew that something had to change. Takiia went on to save over $500,000 and pay for her daughter’s college education at the prestigious Spelman College. She shares all of her tips, tricks, and...


068- A Modern Woman's Guide to a Wealthy Life w/ Brynne Conroy

While reaching FI and building wealth could be a challenge for anyone, there may be certain factors that create different challenges for women on their journey than men. This week’s guest, Brynne Conroy, is the creator of the twice-nominated Best Women's Finance Blog, Femme Frugality and she is a huge proponent of overcoming the obstacles that women face while trying to reach their financial goals. In her brand new book, The Feminist Financial Handbook, Brynne presents a feminist view on...


067-Listener Q&A: Paying off $100,000 student loan or investing, handling daycare expenses, preparing for a big career change and more

(This post may include some affiliate links) Trying to manage all of your expenses, eliminate debt, and invest, all while pursuing Financial Independence can be quite tricky. For this week’s episode, I am having another listener Q & A where I answer questions to help you on your Financial Freedom journey. In this episode I answer the following: At the end of the episode, I also share why I believe that you should never compare your journey to anyone else's. Other related blog posts/links...


066-Build Extraordinary Wealth & Become a Millionaire w/ Chris Hogan

(This post may include some affiliate links) This week’s episode was recorded at FinCon, the world’s largest financial content expo that brings together more than 2,000 digital content creators/influencers and brands in personal finance and investing. I was very excited to attend my 2nd FinCon and I am happy to say that I had another great experience. I got to hang out with fellow money nerds, past guests and even some Journeyers who listen to the podcast. While I was there, I had the...


065-Spark Joy and Abundance in Your Life Using the KonMari Method w/ Kristyn Ivey

Consumerism and the desire to accumulate 'things' can be one of the greatest threats to achieving Financial Independence. One of the best ways to combat this and the clutter that results is to lead a more organized lifestyle that is fueled by the things that bring you joy. This is the main principle behind the KonMari™ organization method. This week, I am speaking with Kristyn Ivey, the founder of For the Love of Tidy and Chicago’s first certified KonMari™ consultant. Kristyn is also on the...