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037- Understanding Credit and How to Use Credit to Build Wealth W/ Shante Harris

When it comes to building wealth, credit can be a key component in helping you to achieve your financial goals. Credit expert, Shante Harris, joins us on the show to talk about everything from credit scores, credit reporting, and even credit card utilization. A Maryland native, Shante shares an incredible story of triumph in which she survived cancer, becoming a mother of a child with autism, divorce and even homelessness. Throughout her times of adversity, Shante gained the experience of...


036: Everything You Need To Know About Your Student Loans And How To Get Rid of Them W/ Robert Farrington

Student loan debt is one of the biggest concerns of college graduates in America. Robert Farrington, the Student Loan Debt Expert, is helping readers from all over the nation to better understand the process of student loan repayment with his blog, The College Investor. Robert was always passionate about investing and making money but when he identified a need amongst his peers to share more about student loans, he changed the course of his finance blog to educate borrowers. Robert was able...


035- The Power of Frugality and Simple Living To Reach Financial Independence w/ Mrs. Frugalwoods

When it comes to saving, frugality is so more than just a habit, it’s a lifestyle choice. Liz Thames, affectionately known as Mrs. Frugalwoods, allowed a frugal lifestyle to help fuel her family toward Financial Independence and a simpler lifestyle in the woods of Vermont. Retired at 32, Liz and her husband made it a priority to make tough decisions on spending in order to save 70-80% of their income. She shares much of her wisdom on her blog, Frugalwoods, and we are delighted to have her...


034- Trade in Your 9-5 and Reach Financial Independence Through Stock Investing w/ Tela Holcomb

Investing in stock can seem very intimidating but Tela Holcomb, the renowned stock investor has used swing trading as a vessel to help her create financial independence. More than 9 years ago, as a servicemember and single mom, a conversation about trading and early retirement inspired Tela to teach herself the skills necessary to replace her 9-5. In this episode, we talk about: Other related blog posts/links mentioned in this episode: Tela's Website With Free Stock Market CourseTela's...


033- The Importance of Estate Planning for Long Term Wealth w/ Art Steele + How To Get Started

Passing down generational wealth is extremely important. The best way to make sure that wealth is passed down for generations to come is through proper estate planning. Art Steele, Estate Planner and the podcaster behind The Legalese for Entrepreneurs Podcast, has an incredible story about how she came to choose her career and the epiphany that caused her to realize the significance generational wealth within in the black community. In this episode, we talk about: Other related blog...


032- Discussing Marriage, Kids, and Money, Plus The BuzzFeed Effect

When two people are working towards a goal, amazing things can happen. This occurred for Andy Hill and his wife when they decided to come together and set a plan to reach their financial dreams. In this episode, we talk about how Andy and his wife: Other related blog posts/links mentioned in this episode: Andy's Blog & Podcast 27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To in 2018Weekly Newsletter ListLeave me a voicemailWatch me on News12My One on One Money Coaching Services YNABreferral...


031- The Birthday Episode: My Previous Business Failures & 4 Life Lessons That Contribute to My Success

It’s my birthday! So, this episode is going to be more personal, a solo episode where I want to talk about more of what's led me to where I am today and the lessons I've learned throughout my 35 years of life that continue to contribute to my success. In this episode, I talk a bit about my previous failed business attempts from starting an online magazine to investing almost $22,000 in a vending machine business that ultimately did not succeed. I'm also sharing key life lessons that have...


030- Timika's Journey To Financial Independence & Earning 6 Figures in Her Side Hustle

If you’re someone looking for ways to increase your income so that you can reach your financial goals, starting your own business has probably has crossed your mind once or twice. Not only will a business become an asset but it can become an integral step in helping you reach Financial Independence. Timika Downes talks about her journey to starting a lice clinic as a side hustle in addition to working her full-time job as a nurse. Now, her lice clinic makes 6 figures a year and has...


029- How To Become A Money Nerd With Whitney Hansen

Paying off debt is essential to getting back on track with your finances. Not only will you remove a large expense every month, but the mental freedom is priceless. That’s exactly what Whitney did by working two jobs and sticking to a tight budget. By being intentional and mindful of her spending, she was able to pay off all her debt and now owns a personal finance business. Her business now makes more money than her full-time job, which means she now gets to live on her terms and work on...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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