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By now you’ve heard of the expression #GirlBoss. It’s the title of Sophia Amoruso’s NYT bestselling book and soon to be Netflix series. (By the way, catch us gabbing on her podcast about money, life and earning millions your 20s.)

Well, increasingly you might be hearing about the Mom Boss movement led by Nicole Feliciano, the CEO of Momtrends and author of the new book, "Mom Boss: Balancing Entrepreneurship, Kids and Success."

Nicole’s got the inside intel on how moms can launch businesses while spearheading a household. How to structure your life so you don’t go NUTS and advice from some of the top female entrepreneurs in this country for how to be a proper Mom Boss. Full disclosure: She interviewed me for the book and my experiences and deep thoughts are sprinkled throughout it!

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com

Direct download: EP2049920Nicole20Feliciano.mp3
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Does the thought of money make you sick? Does it make you sad? Happy? Overconfident? Indifferent? Our emotions can run rampant when it comes to the top of personal finance and helping us today get to the root of those emotions is financial therapist Bari Tessler. Bari is also the founder of The Art of Money,a global year-long money school with three stages Money Healing, Money Practices and Money Maps. She has a brand new book The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness. We discuss the teaching from her new book and how she, herself, struggled with money on her way to becoming the teacher and mentor she is today.

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com

Direct download: EP2049820Bari20Tessler.mp3
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In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about lifestyle changes that come with taking a pay cut, securing a private loan for your college education, travel hacking and more.

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com

Direct download: EP2049720Ask20Farnoosh.mp3
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I stumbled upon Rachel Mansfield on Instagram. She tagged me in a picture…Not what I was expecting to see when I saw the photo…I was tagged in a photo of a a grain-free salmon burger topped with avocado…the caption described the burger’s ingredients and then said, “Now back to binge listening to Farnoosh Torabi’s So Money podcast. I am obsessed!

Guys, this photo got over 5,000 likes.

Curious, I then clicked on her profile and almost fell off my chair. I saw she had over 100,000 followers and was... well is... a BIG deal.

From there we struck up a friendly conversation, only to learn that less than a year ago she’d been fired from her job because her employer thought her social media presence was a conflict of interest. At that time she had only a small fraction of the followers she has today….And rather than scurry to find another job she decided, at the ripe age of 26, to venture out on her own.

She turned her side-gig of food blogging into a full time job and since then, she's worked with top brands in the health, fitness, wellness and food spaces and built an impressive online following (130K users to be exact)….earning about TRIPLE what she made at her previous job.

If that’s not SO MONEY I don’t know what is. She's going to teach us everything she's learned along the way.

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com

Direct download: EP2049620Rachel20Mansfield.mp3
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As you know I’m working with one of my favorite financial tools – Mint.com – writing weekly for the blog.

As part of our partnership I had the awesome chance to sit down with Intuit’s Senior Vice President and General Manager Al Ko when he was visiting in NYC a few weeks ago.

The site’s come a very long way since 2006 when it first launched. Al and I discuss some of the changes Mint’s experienced over the decade, the challenges consumers continue to face when it comes to money management and the $400 purchase in college he calls his So Money moment!

More about Al:

He joined Intuit in 2006, working in a number of product management, corporate development and leadership positions throughout the company. During his tenure, Ko has cultivated his knowledge of the global financial services ecosystem, and is keenly aware of the financial challenges facing individuals and businesses.

Prior to Intuit, Ko worked as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, advising clients on strategy, organizational effectiveness and supply chain management. He also held roles at Ariba Inc. and McKinsey & Company.

Ko earned a juris doctorate from Harvard law School with a concentration in international financial systems, and a bachelor’s degree in international studies and history from Yale. He serves on the board of directors of the Community Water Center, a California-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing water challenges in small, rural, low-income communities and communities of color. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife and three children.

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com

Direct download: EP2049520Al20Ko.mp3
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In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about strategizing to save money for grad school, maximizing your savings, my thoughts on the best budgeting apps and online safety and more.

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com

Direct download: EP2049420Ask20Farnoosh.mp3
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Many of the questions I get for Ask Farnoosh are about student loans and student loan debt. It's a problem that's plaguing our country and with the rise of inflation, looks like it might get worse before it gets better. Today's guest has an incredible story of her own where she got out of $81,000 in student loan debt - both undergrad and graduate loans. Her story was, in fact, named one of the top five most inspiring personal finance stories of 2015 by Yahoo! Finance. She chronicled her journey on her award-winning blog Dear Debt and now inspires readers to break up with their own debt in a pretty fun way... by writing their own breakup letter to debt and sharing it on her website. Melanie also turned her story into a book, Dear Debt: A Story about Breaking Up with DebtMelanie frequently contributes to news outlets and publications including Business Insider, The Huffington Post, Oprah and more. When she's not running her blog, she works as a freelance writer and event planner.

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com

Direct download: EP2049320Melanie20Lockert.mp3
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Are you one of those people who relies on technology to help track your spending and pay your bills in a timely manner? Perhaps you're using the software Quicken? Well today the company's CEO, Eric Dunn is joining me on So Money. He's been an avid user since 1985 and was with the company since it's early days - even writing some of Quicken's early code! He joined Intuit, Quicken's previous owner, back in 1986 as employee #4.

Over the course of his 20 years at Intuit he served as CFO through the 1993 IPO and merger with ChipSoft, was the first general manager of the Quicken business and was Intuit's first CTO. In 2000,Eric retired from Intuit to pursue a second career in technology investing. He was first an angel investor and then a General Partner at Cardinal Venture Capital. Eric has expertise serving on the board of directors at dozens of companies, including 5 public companies. Earlier this year, he became the CEO of Quicken Inc, the standalone private company, after teaming up with H.I.G. Capital which bought the company.

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com

Direct download: EP2049220Eric20Dunn.mp3
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In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about which debt you should tackle first, breaking your lease in favor of a more affordable rental, refinancing your mortgage and more.

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com

Direct download: EP2049120Ask20Farnoosh.mp3
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Kute Blackson is a charismatic visionary and transformational teacher. He was born in Ghana, the son of a Japanese mother and Ghanaian father, who was a spiritual leader and healer. Kute began speaking to his father's congregation at just eight years old and by 14 was ordained to his father's ministry. But he knew that wasn't his life's calling. Instead of staying with the church, he went on to pursue his dream in the spiritual and self-help space. He's created his own method called "Liberated Living." He has a trademark transformation experience where he offers clients a one-on-one trip to India for 14-days and a group process called "Boundless Bliss - The Bali Breakthrough Experience." He takes clients on an intense journey to face their deepest fears and emerge reborn.

Earlier this year he came out with a book, YOU.ARE.THE.ONE, which is a reflection of his thoughts, teachings and stories to help individuals access their true power.

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.com

Direct download: EP2049020Kute20Blackson.mp3
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