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Charged up! with Jenny Hoff is a personal finance podcast where we talk to experts and answer your questions about credit, debt, small business and more!

Charged up! with Jenny Hoff is a personal finance podcast where we talk to experts and answer your questions about credit, debt, small business and more!
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Charged up! with Jenny Hoff is a personal finance podcast where we talk to experts and answer your questions about credit, debt, small business and more!






Ep. 42: How Not to get Rich According to Mark Twain - Alan Crawford

He may have been America’s literary genius, but Mark Twain was a lost cause when it came to money. In fact, despite his numerous witty comments and acute observations about life, perhaps Twain’s most valuable is lesson is what not to do when it comes to spending, debt and chasing business schemes without a solid plan. In this episode, author Alan Pell Crawford, whose latest book “How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain” discusses what we can learn from this literary...

Duration: 00:26:49

Ep. 41: The Art of Cultivating Joy - Chade-Meng Tan

Whether you're looking for financial freedom or to overcome debt and credit anxiety, the art of cultivating joy every day is an important tool to think clearly, make wise decisions and stay grounded as you move forward. Chade-Meng Tan has figured out how to make that happen after years of depression, even when his career was skyrocketing and his fame was growing. A computer whiz, Meng found himself leaving his lower-income childhood behind and joining the ranks of the rich tech boomers ---...

Duration: 00:30:30

Ep 40: Becoming a successful entrepreneur - Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark is a marketing and business consultant, who has written several books dealing with self-branding and business. Her newest book “Entrepreneurial You” helps you wherever you are on your journey to entrepreneurship, from idea inception to marketing to running a successful business. Dorie really practices what she preaches and turned her own consulting company into a successful brand. Her tips and secrets will be useful to anyone who has to deal with customers and wants to make...

Duration: 00:36:34

Ep. 39: Mark Nunnikhoven

Ep. 39: Mark Nunnikhoven by Jenny Hoff

Duration: 00:29:28

Ep. 38: How to Start a Profitable Side Hustle - Chris Guillebeau

No one knows more than Chris Guillebeau on how to start a side hustle and make it profitable. He has a popular podcast called Side Hustle School and he’s written the book, "Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days." It’s a big premise and he promises that by following certain tips, you can create a side hustle that not only feeds perhaps a passion of yours but also actually generates money. So, let's get Charged Up! about learning how to start a side hustle that pays off!

Duration: 00:30:52

Ep. 37: Living the Big Life - Ann Shoket

Ann Shoket, author of "The Big Life" and a former editor-in-chief of Seventeen Magazine knows about the dreams people have and the ways many of them are making them come true. Spending years as editor-in-chief of a major magazine that deals with the hopes and dreams of young women, as well as researching the young adults who create the success we all want, Anne has figured out what traits, habits, and skills will give you the greatest advantage to making those dreams come true. Whether...

Duration: 00:30:33

Ep 36: The Financial Diaries of Americans - Rachel Schneider

If financial distress isn't necessarily rooted in unemployment, then what is the reason so many Americans find themselves with poor credit and dwindling bank accounts? Rachel Schneider decided to do a field study throughout the US to find out what is plaguing most people when it comes to financial distress and how families can cope with financial uncertainty. Rachel Schneider and her co-author Jonathan Morduch spent a year following the lives of 235 low and middle-income families. What...

Duration: 00:29:40

Ep. 35: Mastering Your Credit Card Rewards - Tessa Juliette

Travel guru and credit card points pro Tessa Juliette joins us with some of her favorite tips on using your cards wisely to score awesome trips around the world for free. What started out as a one-time gig, when she and her husband strategized to take a honeymoon around the world for almost two months on points, has now become a full-time job as she shares her favorite tips, travel recommendations, and card strategies on her website So if you wondered how to start...

Duration: 00:30:21

Ep. 34: Uncovering Cryptocurrencies - Brian Evans

While credit cards are making more transactions cashless, they can also give you access to the ultimate cashless experience: cryptocurrencies. In this episode, entrepreneur and founder of the popular website Influencive, Brian Evans gives us insight on everything you need to know about this hot asset class. From how to pick a currency to figuring out how to buy one to securing your purchase, we'll uncover the ins and outs of cryptocurrencies. Let's get charged up! about learning how to get...

Duration: 00:33:08

Ep. 33: Mastering the Mind-Money Connection - Dr. Srini Pillay

Harvard Professor, excutive coach and brain guru Dr. Srini Pillay teaches us how to train our unconscious brain to do what our conscious brain wants. Whether you’re looking to get out of debt, build wealth or develop that next great business idea, a big part of the project is getting your brain on board so you’ll stop just making plans and start following through. Citing studies and offering real tools to change your brain, Dr. helps you develop ways to achieve the lifestyle you’ve been...

Duration: 00:31:27

Ep. 32: Pausing Your Career Without Killing It - Lisen Stromberg

Author, journalist, and mother Lisen Stromberg gives hope to parents who take a career pause to take care of kids that their careers don't need to die while they fulfill these new responsibilities. In her book, "Work, Pause, Thrive," Stromberg debunks the myth that successful women never take a career pause and instead offers their strategies for staying relevant in the workforce, even if they leave for a period of time. With tips on how to calculate the cost of leaving your job to finding...

Duration: 00:30:13

Ep. 31: Striking Gold - Chris Blasi

All your questions about investing in gold answered by precious metals trading professional and Chairman of precious metals provider Neptune Global Holdings, Chris Blasi. In this episode, we talk about gold and other precious metals as an option for a diversified portfolio, how you should view them as an investment, and where to buy them and store them. For many, gold is a hedge against a stock market crash, for others it's a tangible investment they can have in the event of an emergency....

Duration: 00:36:59

Ep. 30: How to Think About Money - Jonathan Clements

Longtime financial columnist for the Wall Street Journal and bestselling author Jonathan Clements goes through the five main tenants of how to think about money, simple tips that can change your financial life and money questions you should always say no to. With the clarity of a journalist and the knowledge of an expert, Jonathan Clements' advice is easily understood and can be put into action immediately. So, let's get Charged Up! about learning how to think about money!

Duration: 00:33:37

Ep. 29: Living Debt-Free - Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, also known as the Money Coach, knows a thing or two about debt from both her professional and personal life. Even though she was working as a financial journalist making great money, she found herself with credit card debt to the tune of more than $100K and realized she needed to take charge of her finances before she lost control of her spending. She went on to write the bestselling book "Zero Debt" and appeared on Oprah as well as all the major networks to dispense...

Duration: 00:34:11

Ep. 28: How to be a Suitcase Entrepreneur - Natalie Sisson

Natalie Sisson, also known as the Suitcase Entrepreneur, is living out the goal many of us have: traveling the world and a making a lot of money at the same time. By zeroing in on her skills and passion, devising a plan, automating her services and using her credit wisely, Natalie has lived all over the world and is bringing in a six-figure salary as she does it. In this episode, she shares with us her strategies, best practices and advice to take our jobs to the next level... or at least...

Duration: 00:29:46

Ep. 27: Warding off Financial Infidelity - Janet Lombardi

In this episode, author Janet Lombardi talks about being blindsided by her husband’s financial treachery that landed their family in bankruptcy court and destroyed their comfortable middle-class life in New York. In her book, “Bankruptcy: A Love Story,” Lombardi further expounds on the sex, drugs and financial infidelity that occurred in her relationship and the signs she missed that life wasn’t as it seemed. Honest and revealing, Lombardi warns of the financial warning signs you may be...

Duration: 00:27:33

Ep. 26: How to Start Building Wealth Now - David Osborn

David Osborne is a serial entrepreneur, real estate mogul, and author whose latest book, "Wealth Can’t Wait" breaks down what it takes to build wealth no matter what stage of life you’re in. Osborn has started more than 50 businesses, he’s had incredible success, and also experienced failure and he has zoned in on what are the most important habits we can adopt if we want to start doing more than just living on what we make but rather creating other opportunities for passive income...

Duration: 00:28:09

Ep. 25: Affording Health - Robyn O'Brien

Robyn O'Brien rose to international acclaim after her viral TEDx talk "The Unhealthy Truth" about processed food, the dangers it presents to our health and children and what we can do to make our diets cleaner. Since then, she has been a health advocate, inspiring change at the national level. In this episode, she talks about the most important ways we can improve our health, how to do it affordably and efficiently and what to do when you need to pay for allergy medication that is becoming...

Duration: 00:39:07

Ep. 24: What a Convict Can Teach You About Money - Chris Zoukis

Christopher Zoukis has been in jail for 12 years, since he was 18 years old. Since then, he's earned his high school diploma, an undergraduate degree and is currently working on his MBA, in addition to writing several books on prison life. In this episode Chris talks about the prison economy: the loan sharks you'll meet behind bars, what happens to you if you can't pay your debts, the currency prisoners come up with and the most important lessons life behind bars teaches you about finance...

Duration: 00:26:44

Ep. 23: The Art of Negotiation - Linda Swindling

In this episode, expert negotiator and author Linda Swindling teaches us how to "Ask Outrageously," the title of her new book on mastering the art of negotiation. From asking to butt in line at a store to landing a multi-million dollar deal, Swindling's research shows that our emotions and insecurities are the same, whether we are in a high stakes situation or just trying to get a good deal. With practical tips on practicing how to ask and challenges to get you out of your comfort zone,...

Duration: 00:34:00

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