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How to keep your startup lean with’s Vera Gibbons

When journalist Vera Gibbons launched she had lots of former colleagues and friends telling her she needed to spend money on all kinds of costs, but after making a few missteps, the entrepreneur learned to prioritize and keep her costs in check while she built a strong foundation. For more information, visit the show notes at


How to follow the money with Skillcrush CEO Adda Birnir

When Skillcrush founder and CEO Adda Birnir got laid off from her job at a digital ad agency, she decided to follow the money and discovered a lucrative business she did not even know existed. Her ability to leverage events like South by Southwest and understand how to make tech education appeal to women have driven the phenomenal growth of her startup. For more information, visit the show notes at


Rookie startup mistakes with Dream Teams author and Contently Co-Founder Shane Snow

Shane Snow and his Contently Co-Founders had a booming business- that almost completely crashed after they found themselves strapped for cash and struggling to meet payroll. Plus the nutritional bang-for-the buck of popular diets, including the keto diet and ramen noodles. For more information, visit the show notes at


Christie Brinkley, Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar and Inspired Money’s Andrew Wang

Investment advisor Andy Wang, host of the Inspired Money podcast, stepped out of his comfort zone, tried something that scared him, and connected with new clients and friends including celebrities like Christie Brinkley. For more information, visit the show notes at


Brand building and the bottom line with Carrie Kerpen

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


Writing a check for problems to go away with CBS’ Jill Schlesinger

Award-winning CBS Business Correspondent, and radio and podcast host Jill Schlesinger talks about how she literally bribed her ex-husband to go away, after just one year of marriage. She also shares her best tip for organizing and tracking spending. For more information, visit the show notes at


Dot com student debt debacles with listener Scott Steenburg

Indiana-based radiologist Scott Steenburg joins the Financial Grownup podcast as our first listener to share a money story. Scott shares the story of how a push to have students take out more money than needed to pay for tuition, created devastating debt situations for classmates. For more information, visit the show notes at


Lemonade and getting paid with Paulette Perhach

Writer Paulette Perhach, known for her F*** Off Fund articles and website, has been featured in Cosmo and Glamour, but collecting cash from her writing clients was killing her ability to be a financial grownup. Paulette also shares her secret to free stuff- including haircuts. For more information, visit the show notes at


Ron Lieber knows a guy with the secret to financial aid

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


The $3 comeback with VA queen bee Kayla Sloan

After early divorce set Kayla Sloan on an emotional spending binge and into debt, she discovered she could help herself, by working behind the scenes helping a growing market of entrepreneurs- and then becoming one herself. For more information, visit the show notes at


Investing in walking birthday cake with Brandless CEO Tina Sharkey

When Brandless CEO Tina Sharkey turned 30, she didn’t want a birthday party- she just wanted the cake. Specifically a photograph of a walking birthday cake with legs that was by artist Laurie Simmons. Little did she know the significant role that work would play in her life. For more information, visit the show notes at


Brand You income streams with Amanda Abella

Entrepreneur and influencer Amanda Abella found out she was underpaid and often overlooked. But when she started playing hardball in negotiations with a really big potential client, she and her agent did not get the response they expected. For more information, visit the show notes at


To Give or to Lend with Her Money Matters Jen Hemphill

Jen Hemphill and her husband believe in supporting family, but when the author of Her Money Matters, and the host of the podcast of the same name, was asked to lend money to a relative, she realized it would come at a cost to her own financial well being. For more information, visit the show notes at


Artist Kristin Simmons turned dead money into Instagram-driven #profits

An unexpected Instagram connection helped New York City artist Kristin Simmons pivot from her start in advertising to a full-time, award-winning, and profitable art career. Her provocative work is informed by the excessive, materialistic cultures of Wall Street and New York City. For more information, visit the show notes at


How to make and lose a million dollars with author Allison Task

Life Coach and best-selling author Allison Task was a dot-com millionaire by 30, only to lose it all in the dot-com bust. But from there she started on a path that has included working with Martha Stewart, hosting cooking shows, writing cook books, building a coaching business and her latest book “Personal (R)evolution. How To Be Happy, Change Your Life, And Do That Thing You’ve Always Wanted To Do." For more information, visit the show notes at


Shhhh.. Clever Girl Finance’s Bola Sokunbi had secret luxury handbag habit

Clever Girl Finance’s Bola Sokunbi is famous for saving $100k on a $54k salary in about 3 years. But then she started dropping $3,000 on a massive collection of luxury handbags, most of which she never even used. For more information, visit the show notes at


How to make your baby a millionaire with Building Bread’s Kevin Mathews II

New dad and financial advisor Kevin Matthews wanted to start teaching his baby about money even before his son was born- and almost missed his birth! But the video evidence of his dedication to the future financial health of his baby is a gift that is truly one of a kind. For more information, visit the show notes at


Designer shoes from mom didn't pay Randi Zuckerberg’s rent

As a young woman in New York City, Randi Zuckerberg, author of “Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day)" was struggling financially. Her mom, knowing the financial strain, came armed with… luxury goods. Think Jimmy Choo shoes. But as Randi explains, the designer duds were part of a very intentional lesson, that put Randi right on track to being a financial grownup. For more information, visit the show notes at


All we really need is a red kitchen towel with Mrs. Frugalwoods Liz Thames

When Liz Thames and her husband adopted their dog Gracie they went on a spending bender buying up countless toys and treats for their new baby. Instead, their precious pet taught them a lesson in values that helped shape the parents and family they became. For more information, visit the show notes at


Don’t order Lobster at the diner with "Employee of the Month"’s Catie Lazarus

Comedian Catie Lazarus does not just host Employee of the Month, she also runs the business that supports it. Being the boss means setting realistic expectations for her team, and dealing with those who aren’t on board with her mission. For more information, visit the show notes at