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028- Finding The Right Balance Between Your Income & Expenses with the Paychecks & Balances Duo

When developing a solid financial plan, it’s important to look at how you can generate the most income while being conscious of your spending. Marcus and Rich from the Paychecks and Balances podcast aim to help people look at both sides of their balance sheet, their income and their expenses. I really enjoyed interviewing Marcus and Rich as we covered a variety of topics such as how to; negotiate pay raises, pay off debt and the importance of being able to enjoy yourself while on your...

Duration: 00:54:26

027- The Art Of The Side Hustle With Chris Guillebeau

Chris Guillebeau is on a mission to help people start their own side hustles so that they can create more security, freedom and opportunities in their lives. Side Hustles are becoming more and more the norm nowadays as people look for a way to supplement their job with extra income. These hustles consist of building an asset with the purpose of providing some kind of return and benefit to a customer. Chris is currently on a 100 city tour and gives regular talks on the process of creating...

Duration: 00:31:55

026- The Wealth Formula & The Secret Sauce Needed To Make It Work

The simple wealth formula can be defined as Income -Expenses = The Gap. You use the gap to get ahead in your finances by paying off debt, saving more and investing more. Essentially, you want to increase The Gap as much as possible in order reach your goals faster. But that's not all there is to the Wealth Formula. There are other silent but important factors needed in order to make it really work for you. You can call these factors, the secret sauce. Without focusing on these factors,...

Duration: 00:37:59

025- Identify Your Money Problem & Join Me For The Free MasterClass

Now that Christmas is officially over, how did you do? Did you go over budget or stay within budget or are you afraid to even check? In this week's podcast episode, I'm talking about how to start preparing yourself for next year's holiday season right now and then I dive into how to identify which of the four common money problem(s) you have and how to fix them. Next week on January 4th at 9pm EST, I'm holding a free LIVE MasterClass/Webinar called: How To Have Your Best Financial Year...

Duration: 00:22:51

024- Four Things To Focus on For Major Financial Success in 2018 + A Year-End Update on 2017 Our Saving/Investing Goals

It’s the perfect time look back and reflect on your finances and do a year-end review. In today's podcast, I'm discussing the 4 things you should set goals around in 2018, which are: I'm also giving an update on where we ended up with our 2017 Savings/Investing goals. In my 2017 Mid-Year update, back in May we had saved and invested about $53,200. By the end of the year, we ended up saving/investing $84,100 talked about which is about $9,000 less than the $93,100 goal we set for the...

Duration: 00:36:36

023- The Millennial Path To Financial Independence with Gwen & J From The Fire Drill Podcast

Millennials are often mischaracterized as being lazy and wanting things handed to them. I can’t tell you how far from the truth that is, especially when it comes to Gwen & J from the FIRE Drill Podcast who came on the podcast today to talk about pursuing FI and the different aspects of paying off debt and being financially stable. Both bloggers have their own informative and successful blogs that share their specific paths to FI and are set on inspiring others to do the same. I’m also...

Duration: 00:43:30

022- How Investing In Yourself & Starting A Business Can Lead To Financial Success w/ Bola From Clever Girl Finance

Bola Sokunbi of Clever Girl Finance is on today's podcast sharing how investing in herself and starting her own business led her to the path of Financial Freedom. Bola is a Certified Financial Education Instructor, an expert on everything money and founder/CEO of Clever Girl Finance, a website, and business to help women manage their finances to talk about just that. The talk I had with Bola was very inspiring, especially since I'd one day like to turn Journey To Launch into my full-time...

Duration: 00:36:16

021- The 7 Steps To Wealth w/ Hilary Hendershott The Profit Boss + Should You Hire a Certified Financial Planner?

Today’s podcast is an interview with the amazing Hilary Hendershott. Featured in the Wall Street Journal and Forbes, she is a Certified Financial Planner and podcaster who advises women when it comes to managing their finances. It was my pleasure to interview Hilary because I’m a big fan of her podcast, Profit Boss Radio and she really knows her stuff as you’ll be able to hear in the interview. Here are the main topics we talk about in this episode: Other related blog posts/links...

Duration: 00:39:48

020- A Money Chat With My Husband Plus Information About The Budget Boot Camp

I decided to finally record a podcast with my biggest supporter and the silent partner of Journey To Launch, my husband. Not only will you get to know me a little better because I'm giving you more of a sneak peek into my personal life but it may also help you think of ways to talk to your partner about finances. Here are just some of the things we discuss: Other related blog posts/links mentioned in this episode: The Online Budget Boot Camp - It's time for you to take back control...

Duration: 00:32:23

019- The Pillars of FI & How You Can Reach Financial Independence w/ Choose FI

What is Financial Independence and how can you reach it? Today I sit down with the guys from the Choose FI podcast to talk about the pillars of Financial Independence (FI) and the practical steps you can take to attain this goal. In today's episode with Jonathan & Brad, we talk about the following: On last week's podcast episode, I talked about making my TV debut here in NYC as the personal finance expert on a weekly segment. Check out the preview below and watch the segment online...

Duration: 00:56:25

018- How Couples Can Get On The Same Financial Page, My TV Debut + A Major Announcement

Money is one of the leading causes of stress and issues in relationships. Whether you are dating or married, getting on the same financial page with your partner is crucial to accomplishing your overall life goals. On today's podcast, I'm talking with Elle Martinez from Couple Money. Couple Money explores how couples can build their finances together and just won Best Family Finance Blog at the 8th Annual Plutus Awards. In today's episode with Elle, we talk about the following: Also, I...

Duration: 00:52:53

017- Turning Journey To Launch Into a Full-time Business, 2017 FinCon Recap + a Giveaway

In today's solo episode, I'm sharing the lessons I learned from attending FinCon 2017 last week in Dallas. FinCon is the annual conference where all of your favorite personal finance bloggers, podcasters, YouTubers and money nerds get together to learn, share, network and grow their businesses. This was my first year attending FinCon and I couldn't be more happy with my experience. Not only did I get to meet some of my amazing past guests in person but I also got a chance to meet and...

Duration: 00:20:18

Episode 16- How Single Mom Naseema Paid Off $300,000 in Debt in 2 Years

As a single mom, Naseema McElroy has a fascinating financial journey story. She went from owning 5 properties to losing it all in the real estate crash to pursuing a career in nursing. Eventually, her nursing degree allowed her to secure a high paying job but she was in tons of debt and still broke. In this interview with Naseema, we discuss how she was able to forge on in the midst of financial hardships, divorce and becoming a single mom. Her drive and resilience allowed her to bounce...

Duration: 00:37:30

Episode 15- How Justin Retired at 33 Years Old & Lives a $100,000 Lifestyle on a $40,000 Budget

Is early retirement possible with kids? How is it possible to live a $100,000 lifestyle on a $40,000 budget? Through careful saving and planning, Just McCurry from the popular blog is showing us how he managed to accumulate enough wealth to retire at age 33. What makes Justin's story especially inspiring and relatable is that he was able to do reach Financial Independence even though he had three kids. Now he and his family travel when they please and live a life not...

Duration: 00:59:02

Episode 14- From Welfare to Running a 6 Figure Business, How Alanya Created Wealth From The Bottom Up

Anyone can build wealth and anyone can start with nothing and turn it into something. Nothing demonstrates that more than today's guest, Alanya Kolberg, creator of Bottom of Wealth. Alanya went from being on welfare and bankruptcy to teaching herself how to invest and now she runs a 6 figure business helping others build their own wealth from the bottom up. Her fearlessness when it comes to learning and teaching others about investing is inspiring and I can't wait to share her story with...

Duration: 00:56:13

013- Goal Setting, Journey Points & Listener Q&A

We are in the home stretch of 2017. How are you doing with your goals? In this episode, I give you some tips on how to finish out the 4th quarter of the year strong. In order to set goals you can accomplish, you must make them S.M.A.R.T: S- Specific M - Measurable A- Achievable R- Results Focused T- Timely Next, I talk about the different points you can be on when pursuing Financial Freedom. You can either be a Beginner Journeyer, Intermediate Journeyer or Advanced Journeyer. If you...

Duration: 00:31:40

012- Building Wealth Through Real Estate Investing

Investing in real estate can be very risky yet very rewarding. Learn how Kendra Barnes without knowing much, in the beginning, started her fast-growing real estate empire. It all started when she and her husband had an epiphany while playing a board game which inspired them to get serious about building wealth and they haven't looked back since. While buying real estate isn't for everyone (as discussed in last week's podcast episode with Kristy & Bryce), if you do your proper research and...

Duration: 00:44:22

011- Rejecting Homeownership, Traveling the World & Retiring by 31 Years Old

Meet Krysti Chen & Bryce Lung, two millennials that decided to invest and retire early rather than buy a home in their high cost of living area, Toronto, Canada. They retired from their jobs at the age of 31 years old by working hard, prioritizing their spending and making smart investments and now they are traveling the world and sharing their experience with us. Krysti and Bryce decided to figure out a lifestyle that would work best for them and made their dreams of early retirement...

Duration: 00:51:14

010- How Patrice Washington Became America's Money Maven, A True Rags To Riches Story

What does someone have to go through to come from nothing, become a millionaire, lose it all, only to gain it back all again? Meet, Patrice Washington, America's Money Maven, best selling author, speaker, and money coach. Patrice is also a regular on the Steve Harvey Morning show as his resident finance expert and has also made appearances on Doctor Oz and other major news outlets where she shares her money expertise and tips. I first met Patrice at Podcast Movement 2017. I was always a...

Duration: 01:02:22

End Financial Stress Now- Pay Off Debt & Save Money On Any Income

Money is a leading cause of stress. How you spend and manage your money directly stems from what you think about and how you feel about money. In this episode, I talk to Emily Guy Birken, an accomplished finance writer whose latest book "End Financial Stress Now" walks you through the exact steps on how to achieve the mindset of financial flexibility and improve your financial outlook. Even if you don't feel overly stressed about your money, the concepts explained in this book will help...

Duration: 00:40:07

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