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24 minutes | 5 days ago
How One Startup Uses Rent to Bridge the Racial Wealth Gap
This episode features Wemimo Abbey and Samir Goel, the co-founders of Esusu, a fintech platform that leverages data to bridge the racial wealth gap. Today, more than 7 million Americans are unbanked, and more than 20 million are credit invisible, meaning they lack credit history with one of the 3 credit reporting agencies. Esusu helps individuals build credit by allowing them to report their rent payments to these agencies. We talk about how Abbey and Samir’s shared immigrant experiences had a profound effect on their understanding of wealth and equality, and the challenges of building a product that most VCs don’t have first hand experience with.
20 minutes | 12 days ago
Small Money Moves, Big Wins
Everyday Finance Gal is a personal finance influencer who is on a mission to help individuals build generational wealth. She discusses what her earliest money memory of translating for her immigrant parents taught her, and how she learned to overcome scarcity mentality to master investing. Plus, this week's listener-submitted money memory shares lessons learned along a paper route.
19 minutes | 19 days ago
Spend Less Than You Have (If You Can)
Devon Melanson is a Canadian-based mortgage agent. When he's not busy helping people make their homeownership dreams come true, he runs an educational Instagram platform called @melansonmortgages. He shares how his parents instilled the importance of maintaining good credit early on, and how to practice good financial planning habits while working in a commission-based industry like real estate. Also, we feature a listener money memory submission that reminds us of the importance of always living below your means.
19 minutes | a month ago
Hella Pale, Hella Male: How This Former Teacher Brings Diversity to Personal Finance Conversations
Rita Soledad is the founder and creator of the personal finance platform "Wealth Para Todos" and has been featured in Time's NextAdvisor series. She shares how growing up in the Latino community in southern California shaped her perspective, and how her debt payoff journey taught her to challenge her preconceived assumptions around money. Rita also discusses the emotional impact of poverty on our relationship to money, and why personal finance doesn't have to be hella pale, or hella male.
26 minutes | a month ago
How to Keep the Cash Flowing When the Ink Won't
Diego Mannino is a renowned tattoo artist who is celebrated for his Japanese-style custom illustrations. He spent decades at the iconic Daredevil Tattoo in New York City before relocating back to his native LA. We talk about how working in a cash-based business taught him financial discipline, and one of his favorite celebrity clients.
13 minutes | 2 months ago
Can Student Loans And Saving Coexist?
Eryn Schultz is the founder of pHERsonal Finance Day, a platform which offers courses and content tailored to high-earning women. Eryn is a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Business School. She discusses what inspired her to plunge into entrepreneurship, and answers your questions about student loans.
17 minutes | 2 months ago
Money Doesn't Make You Happy, But Lifestyle Creep Can Make You Miserable
Warren Gosling has learned that money is the key to unlocking more freedom and time.Warren graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Manchester. He entered the banking industry on Barclays’ graduate scheme where he spent 4 years, before moving to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ risk management consulting practice. There, his project engagements included a number of high-profile finance firms, including Lehman Brothers, Citibank, RBS, UBS. He is now an independent contractor.Outside of work, Warren has a strong dedication to providing financial literacy and setting people up on their journey towards financial freedom - especially communities of color. We talk about how Warren’s Caribbean roots have shaped his mission to give back and the moment he realized that money does not necessarily make you happy while working in a high-paying, fast-paced industry.
17 minutes | 2 months ago
Managing Money as a Digital Nomad
Jules Costa is a true digital nomad. She was raised by Brazilian parents in Chicago, and kick started her career as a freelancer when her laptop died while traveling, forcing her to invent a creative solution to earn money for a replacement. Since then, she has launched a successful solo business as a copywriter, and shares her tips for other freelancers who are interested in pursuing financial independence through her Instagram platform, @julesontap.
20 minutes | 3 months ago
You Know More About Personal Finance Than You Think
Chris Browning is the host of the award-winning podcast “Popcorn Finance.” The show’s mission is to help people make sense of personal finance in less time than it takes to make a bag of popcorn. Chris has been featured in Yahoo Finance, Investopedia, and Nerdwallet. In this episode, Chris shares his biggest money mistakes and wins, and what he believes the keys to financial wellness are.
15 minutes | 3 months ago
How One Influencer Turned Her Side Hustle Into A 6-Figure Career
Katia Chesnok is the founder of personal finance blog and Instagram platform Economikat, where she educates millennials, Latinx, and BIPOC communities on all things money, and empowers them with wealth-building tips to earn more, negotiate, side hustle, budget, and invest. She paid off more than $38,000 of credit card debt in 18 months thanks to her side hustle, which later became a six-figure digital marketing business.
27 minutes | 3 months ago
From DACA to Dream Job: Meet Best-Selling Author Daniela Pierre-Bravo
Daniela Pierre-Bravo is a New York City-based booking producer for MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-author, alongside Mika Brezinski, of the best-selling book “Earn It! Know Your Value and Grow Your Career, in your 20s and Beyond." Daniela grew up in Ohio, as the daughter of immigrants from Chile. She found out that she was undocumented shortly before beginning college, and discusses how this profoundly affected her views on money and professional success.
18 minutes | 3 months ago
Finding the Parallels Between Sports and Money
Maia Monell is the co-founder and chief marketing officer at Nav.it, a digital banking app seeking to empower customers to make better financial choices by changing the conversation around money. She discusses how growing up playing tennis influenced her competitive professional outlook, and why you are more than just your credit score.
20 minutes | 3 months ago
Who is the voice behind this podcast? Meet Ilona, your Money Memories host
Learn more about the person behind the “Money Memories.” Host Ilona shares her family’s journey from Cuba, to Russia, to Kentucky, how her earliest money memory taught her that money is about control, and why she’ll spend money on a pedicure – but not a manicure. Don’t forget to follow our new Instagram page: @money_memories.
17 minutes | 5 months ago
How Mills Got to Know Her Bills
Amelia "Mills" Bender is the creator of the personal finance YouTube channel and platform Mills Knows Bills Website Instagram LInkedIn Twitter
26 minutes | 5 months ago
Beginning With the End in Mind
Matthew Henshall is a South African-based startup founder. He focuses on edtech, and is the CEO of Code4Kids, as well as Lessonspace and SkillUp. Learn more here: https://www.linkedin.com/company/skillup-tutors https://www.instagram.com/skilluptutors/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/getcode4kids https://www.linkedin.com/company/lessonspace https://www.linkedin.com/company/room-sh
22 minutes | 6 months ago
The Story of A’govest: A Mexican Fintech Startup Built by Women, for Women
Marisol Pérez-Chow and Fernanda Cuadra are the founders of A'govest, a platform aimed at reducing the gender wealth gap for women in Mexico. They met while pursuing their MBAs at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
18 minutes | 6 months ago
How Dealing With Loss Inspired One Influencer to Become a Financial Lioness
This episode features Angie E, aka the Financial Lioness. Her blog is www.financiallioness.com where you can also purchase her e-book Investing for the Everyday Investor.
18 minutes | 6 months ago
Thinking About Finance in a New Way
This episode features Amanda, who is the creator of the YouTube channel Let Us Think. Her channel and IG page (@wethinkfinance) focus on complaining complex financial markets topics in simple terms. We discuss how Amanda's earliest money memory working with a bull (no, really) shaped her identity as a saver, and why she thinks more women should invest in the market.
14 minutes | 6 months ago
Confessions of a Money Life Coach
Tawnya Schultz is a financial life coach based in Tahoe. She shares how her experience with paying off her own debt inspired her to give back to others and, and the advice she would give to 20-somethings on their financial planning journey. Connect with Tawnya, aka the Money Life Coach, here: hemoneylifecoach.com themoneylifecoach.com/courses themoneylifecoach.com/coaching @tawnyaschultz facebook.com/themoneylifecoach1
14 minutes | 7 months ago
How One Creator Combined Illustration with Personal Finance to Create a Hit Page
We're talking to Nat, the creator of the IG page Tipsaccepted. She combines hand-drawn illustrations with money topics to help followers improve their personal finances. Check out her website at www.tipsaccepted101.com
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