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Fasten your seatbelt, Jillian Michaels is about to take us on a superhighway fast lane to success, as she shares her rise to mogul status in the health and fitness world. She's the foremost fitness expert in the world and a renowned life coach. Jillian has built an international fitness community on countless platforms from her popular fitness DVDs and exercise streaming platform, fitfusion.com, to her 8 New York Times best-selling books, to her award-winning podcast The Jillian Michaels Show.

And she's not slowing down. Jillian recently released her own iPhone app which allows users to train with her with pre-set workouts. Jillian's company Empowered Media, which she launched with business partner Giancarlo Chersich, has fast become a monumental wellness empire that's dedicated to provide people with accessible and affordable solutions for all of their wellness needs.

In the interview we discuss how Jillian's not super conventional when it comes to executing her vision for the business. Hear how she strategizes her next steps. She also shares the worst money mistakes she made when she first encountered a great deal of wealth in her early 30s and how she's making up for it today. Plus, the $8 million deal she says she would have NEVER done.

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com

Direct download: EP2047420Jillian20Michaels.mp3
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In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about how early retiree's afford health insurance, negotiating your salary when an employer wants to know your wage requirements early in the interview process, putting one spouse's paycheck into savings while living on the other spouse's paycheck and more.

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com

Direct download: EP2047320Ask20Farnoosh.mp3
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Election Day is right around the corner and for parents out there, have your kids started to express interest in the upcoming election? Mine is only two so we’ve yet to have those conversations with him but for many parents, kids are starting to ask, “Who is Donald Trump?” Whether you’re a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent voter, I think it’s fair to say that Donald Trump has a unique personality that’s not so easy to explain to a child. Especially if you’re the sort of parent that’s advocating for tolerance and kindness.

Today’s guest is the one and only Michael Ian Black and he is taking on politics, poking at Donald Trump with his new book, A Child’s First Book of Trump. The premise is “how do you explain Donald Trump to a child?” Michael, as you may know, is a famous comedian, actor and writer. He stared in MTV’s The State, which is where I had first discovered him many, many, many years ago. Most recently, he’s been on the Jim Gaffigan Show. He’s also a New York Times bestselling author.

In the interview I ask, “So, Michael how do we explain Trump to a child?”And, how do you translate his redirect to young people? Michael has a very prolific career as well and we talk about how he manages to stay competitive and employed in the entertainment industry. Plus, his biggest financial regret, something he faces every single day.

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com

Direct download: EP2047220Michael20Ian20Black.mp3
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Catherine Alford, a friend of So Money, is back to talk about protecting one of the most high-anxiety investments - college tuition. She was on So Money last summer (EP 113) sharing details of her life as a personal finance blogger and aspiring entrepreneur. She's the breadwinner and mom to two-year-old twins. How does she do it? That was the scope of our conversation.

Fast forward over a year, Cat is increasingly getting her work and message out there by collaborating with brands and doing tons more press. (Check her out on Good Morning America here!) She's become a major voice and influencer in the world of mom bosses.  She's on the program today to discuss her latest initiative - working with Allianz Tuition Insurance - to share advice around protecting your college investment in the event that you or your child needs to take a break due to an illness or injury. Not all tuition reimbursements work alike and insurance can come to the rescue.

Plus Catherine has some exciting personal financial developments to share, like how having her husband finally out of medical school and working has been good for their relationship. Plus, moving to the midwest and affording a bigger life!

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com

Direct download: EP2047120Catherine20Alford.mp3
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In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about helping your siblings get out of debt, insuring prized possessions in your home, index funds and more.

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com

Direct download: EP2047020Ask20Farnoosh.mp3
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Luvvie Ajayi is a blogging veteran, author, speaker, comedian and pop culture enthusiast. She's out with a brand new book, I'm Judging You: The Do Better Manual. It's her first book and I'm very excited for it. The book has humorous essays that dissect our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives.

A little bit more about Luvvie... she's the voice behind the very popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com where she covers all things pop culture. Luvvie also has a passion for social justice and shoes so in 2009 she co-founded The Red Pump Project to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. She serves as the nonprofit's Executive Director. Luvvie also is a sought-after speaker speaking at conferences like TEDxColumbiaCollegeChicago, SXSW and numerous others. She's also contributes to TheGrio.com and Vulture.

In the interview we discuss is there such a thing as having too much money? Luvvie and I debate this. She also shares why she thinks giving back should be an obligation not an option. Plus, the deleted pages from her new book that have to do with doing better with our MONEY!

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com

Direct download: EP2046920Luvvie20Ajayi.mp3
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How do you save for retirement if you don't have a lot of money and your employer doesn't offer a retirement plan like a 401(k)? Today's guest, Richard Ludlow, is the Executive Director of the myRA program within the U.S. Department of Treasury and he's here to share more about the program and how it can serve millions of Americans.

myRA is a relatively new retirement savings account from the U.S. Department of Treasury that has no fees, no minimum contributions and aims to lower barriers to saving for workers with no access to a workplace retirement plan.

Richard has experience as a founder and executive in Silicon Valley where he managed the launch and growth of new initiatives in both the education and healthcare sectors. He's a graduate of Yale University and the Harvard Business School.

 

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com

 
Direct download: EP2046820Richard20Ludlow.mp3
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In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about prioritizing your personal finances when trying to save for your first home and pay down student loans, calculating equity shares between members of the family fairly and more.

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com

Direct download: EP2046720Ask20Farnoosh.mp3
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Mary Beth Storjohann is a CFP® who founded Workable Wealth. She's shaking up the traditional views of financial planning by leveraging technology to help people make smart, educated choices with their money. She recently was named among the "Top 40 Under 40" by Investment News and "10 Young Advisors to Watch" by Financial Advisor Magazine. She's a sought after speaker, author and financial coach. She may sound familiar to you because she frequently appears on NBC as a financial expert and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes among other major news outlets.

In this interview, we’re going to learn how Mary Beth is specifically helping millennials with their financial challenges, especially those who are strapped with a lot of student loan debt. We talk about her own personal relationship with money and the financial challenges she face as a kid. Mary Beth, on top of being an entrepreneur, mom and a wife, she is a military spouse. We talk about that because I think that does add another layer of financial complexity to her life. Plus, how is her family managing their own money?

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com

Direct download: EP2046620Mary20Beth20Storjohann.mp3
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Sarah Kaler is an executive leadership coach and business mentor. For over 17 years she's worked with business leaders across various industries. In particular, she works with female CEO's who are building high-growth companies, international brands and Fortune 100 and 500 companies like Facebook, Lululemon Athletica, Intel, Cisco and many others. She's been featured in Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Fox News and countless other major news outlets.

Sarah dedicates her business now to helping primarily female entrepreneurs drive their business with PURPOSE. Not just passion. PURPOSE. What does that mean? Plus, how to know when what you're earning is ENOUGH? And we talk about the importance of setting clear boundaries for yourself and business. You can't - and shouldn't - say yes to everything.

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com

Direct download: EP2046520Sarah20Kaler.mp3
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