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50 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
AS 059: Financial Planning During an Economic Downturn
We’re talking about a struggle that plagues all of us…at some point - personal finance. How to save your money, build your net worth, and ride out the ebbs and flows of the economy. If you have tuned into other episodes, you may remember the recent episode with Mark Willis where we talked about the major problems with our current financial system, along with possible solutions to build our wealth. And today, we’re welcoming Amanda Neely, who has followed Mark’s guidance to not only help with her family’s finances, but also to create her own personal finance resource called Grandma’s Wealth Wisdom. We're going to be discussing ways you can get on the path to financial growth with consideration of the current economic downturn. Learn about the strategies that would "make grandma proud!" In this episode, we are covering many personal finance topics including: -Financial planning for the uncontrollable ups and down of the economy -The importance of teaching children about money and how to use it responsibly -How the economic impact of COVID compares to the Great Recession (2007-2009) -Strategies for recovering (or increasing) net worth -The story behind Grandma's Wealth Wisdom and why we need to be more like Grandma with our money ...and more!
67 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
AS 058: First Time Mom Q&A
I’ve invited my good friend Johnna Farrell to share her advice for first time moms. As a mom of 3 (with a 4th on the way!) she’s figured out some parenting best practices over the past several years. In addition, Johnna and her husband Chris host a podcast called Grow Yourself, Grow Your Marriage, where they focus on various topics relating to relationship development. From one mom to another, this is First Time Mom Q&A! In this episode, we are covering many topics, from pregnancy to birth to baby, including: * What were the biggest changes that you did not anticipate as a first time mom? * Handling unsolicited advice on parenting * Birth plan or go with the flow? * Johnna's 4 pieces of advice for first time moms * What baby items are overhyped and unnecessary? * Traveling and date nights after baby ...and more!
44 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
AS 057: Safe Travels After Quarantine
We’re welcoming back the very first guest of the podcast…Bailey Smith! Since we last spoke with Bailey about her time living overseas in Europe for 2 years, she has been settling back in to her life in Oregon and most recently founded her own travel planning service called Indie Travel Design. Not only does she help people plan their getaways, honeymoons, baby moons, and more, but she also is very passionate about working with nonprofits and other organizations to ensure their mission trips go off without a hitch. Bailey lives and breathes travel, so I wanted to get her take on the effects the pandemic has had on the industry, and what travel may look like in the future. Keep in mind, no one can know exactly how things will change, but she’s dug up some interesting trends and facts that could give us an idea of what’s to come. We’re going to cover passenger precautions, the potential of a new health enforcement agency, travel restrictions, and the overall economic impact. Think you’re ready to pack your bags and jump on the next flight out of here? This episode may help you figure that out, now…let’s get to adulting!
41 minutes | May 26, 2020
AS 056: Building & Managing Your Wealth: Student Loan Repayment, College Planning, and Retirement
From the time you begin college, start your career and perhaps start a family, to the time you leave the workforce and retire, investing in yourself is important and can impact your quality of life when you're older. With so much on the line, how do you make sure the decisions you're making are the right ones? We’re talking to Mark Willis, Certified Financial Planner (CFP), about how to navigate the major wealth transfers of our lives. Mark lays out the 4 major problems with our current system, and offers some solutions that may be a better way of capitalizing on our hard earned money. Along with helping clients plan for the future, Mark also co-hosts a weekly podcast called “Not your Average Financial Podcast.” We will be covering the important money milestones or "wealth transfers" throughout our lives, including the repayment of student loans, planning for our children's college, and saving for retirement. So start thinking about your financial goals - and let’s get to adulting!
43 minutes | May 19, 2020
AS 055: Becoming your "Bold Self" and Living Fearlessly w/ Chiara Mazzucco
In this episode, we are welcoming Chiara Mazzucco, founder and CEO of Bold Self, which is focused on helping women step into their power and live fearlessly through a variety of self study courses, masterminds, private coaching, live events, and more! Though Chiara found quick success with Bold Self, hitting 6 figures in 6 months and $400K in sales in 12 months, it took years of crafting her skills and stepping into her purpose to realize those accomplishments. She is sharing a bit about her pathway to success - including the difficult times that pushed her to fight even harder - and how she continues to build her business by uplifting other women in their journeys. Are you ready to take the leap? Let’s get to adulting! See more adulting resources at adultstruggles.com.
28 minutes | May 12, 2020
AS 054: How to Get Started Freelancing
Have you ever considered working as a freelance writer, artist, or virtual assistant? There are many possibilities for entering into the world of freelance, which entails working independently with clients on various projects for a living, as opposed be employed by a company. Freelancing is definitely not a new concept, but it’s changed over the years, and become a much more viable option. In current times, when unemployment rates have soared and 33 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits, many are looking for an alternative to full time work. Could freelancing be the answer? Meet Laura Briggs, a seasoned entrepreneur who has been freelancing for the past 7+ years. After building a successful freelance writing career, she now empowers others in their journey to launch and grow freelancing businesses through her Better Biz Academy.
44 minutes | May 5, 2020
AS 053: How to Put an End to Your Procrastination
Meet Isaac Trevino, author of an actionable short read for young adults titled “I want better but I don’t know how to get there.” Believe it or not, the book is a product of Isaac’s self-described laziness…which we’ll get to in the interview. If you’ve ever felt like your to-do list is so full and pulling you every direction that you are too overwhelmed to get ANYthing done, or you find yourself putting things off because the end goal seems unattainable, or you feel like there are too many opportunities in life to choose from, so you end up making no choice at all…then this is the episode for you. Tune in to learn how Isaac got over his lazy tendencies and now actively works towards being a go-getter!
43 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
AS 052: A Firsthand Experience with COVID-19
There is still be a lot of misinformation about the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. As necessities become sparse, entire cities and states shut down, and panic continues to rise, it's difficult to know what to believe about the world's current situation. Besides seeking out reputable sources of information, such as the CDC or WHO, one thing that has helped me better understand this situation is hearing Casey Garland's firsthand experience with contracting COVID-19. Casey has diligently tracked all of his symptoms since his diagnosis in the hopes of helping the public understand what it's like once you contract the disease. Common misconceptions about coronavirus What a "novel" virus is Why it took Casey 3.5 hours to figure out how to get tested for coronavirus (keep in mind this can vary by state and hopefully improves as time goes on) How medical staff test you for COVID-19 COVID-19 symptoms prior to and after diagnosis Why the total number of confirmed cases is inaccurate (and much higher than we think!) Why Casey has decided to share his experience with the world on Reddit, Instagram, and media outlets
36 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
AS 051: How to "Glow through what you Go Through" w/ Katie DePaola, Founder & CEO, Inner Glow Circle
Meet Katie DePaola, Founder & CEO of Inner Glow Circle, the #1 training company for women coaches and entrepreneurs. Katie has built her online business through plenty of hard work and sacrifice as many entrepreneurs have, but she has also overcome numerous unforeseeable obstacles along the way. From battling Lyme Disease, to losing a sibling to overdose, and dealing with the aftermath of a public break-up...Katie turned her greatest challenges into her greatest opportunities and says her business is what saved her life. She shares how to "glow through what you go through" and overcome the darkest days.
58 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
AS 050: Investing Shouldn't Be Intimidating
If you know nothing about investing, that's perfect - you're in the right place! Meet Danielle Town, author of "Invested: How I learned to Master my mind, my fears, and my money to achieve financial freedom and live a more authentic life." She went from fearing the stock market...to writing this finance book, co-hosting a podcast, contributing on CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Money Magazine, and speaking at Amazon HQ and TEDx. And now she wants to teach YOU, the person who didn't think investing money would ever be possible for you. Investing isn't just for the super wealthy, it's for you and me too! Danielle will make you feel like you understand a bit about investing, maybe for the very first time, and you’ll certainly feel empowered to try it for yourself.
29 minutes | Sep 10, 2019
AS 049: Money & Marriage: Financial Tips for Couples
Managing your money can be difficult on your own, but what happens when you get married? Well, things can get a lot more complicated. Who is paying the bills? How much are you spending on groceries? Are you contributing to a savings account? The list could go on and on. Figuring out how to split your finances as a couple can be a slippery slope, so it's always best to get ahead of any arguments and have a money talk with your significant other. In this episode, you'll meet Dan Hinz, creator of the Adulting with Money blog, who shares his expertise on helping engaged couples, newlyweds, and singles with money management. Plus, you'll get Dan's 53-page guide on how to have the money talk with your partner for free! See more: adultstruggles.com/episode049
30 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
AS 048: Can you be Addicted to Sugar?
A couple of months ago, in episode 32, we talked about overcoming binge eating or emotional eating struggles with Amber Romaniuk. And in that episode we briefly touched on the power that sugar can have over your mind, and the damage it can do to the body. Now we’re diving into that deeper, and talking about sugar addiction. I’m chatting with Mike Collins, founder of sugaraddiction.com and author of The Last Resort Sugar Detox. Mike has lived without sugar for 30 YEARS, and even raised his 2 children sugar-free through the age of 6. Tune in to find out exactly what sugar addiction is, how it affects our brain & body, and how to break a sugar addiction.
32 minutes | Aug 27, 2019
AS 047: Thirty Life Crisis | Behind the Book w/ Author Lisa Schwartz
I’m excited to give you a behind the scenes look at Lisa Schwartz’ new book Thirty Life Crisis! You may know Lisa from her 10+ years on Youtube, where she has amassed 2+ million subscribers and over 395 million views. Now she's putting her comedic storytelling to paper, and sharing her personal stories in this relatable coming-of-age book. We talk about the writing process, go into more detail about the stories, and of course share our best advice for the 20- and 30-somethings out there. If you're nearing the big 3-0, or you're going through your own life crisis, you need this episode in your life! Read more at adultstruggles.com/episode047 or find me on instagram.com/adult_struggles
41 minutes | Aug 20, 2019
AS 046: Reset your Financial Life: 28-Day Money Roadmap Challenge
We’re tackling money management and how to get your finances back on track. Whether you have large debts to your name, your spending is out of control, or you just don’t know where your money is going…Certified Financial Planner Anna Sergunina is here to show us the light! The big question that we’re going to answer is: Can you take control of your finances, change your circumstances, and reset your financial life? And if so how… Plus sign up for Anna's 28-Day Money Roadmap Challenge! Find all info in the shownotes at adultstruggles.com/episode046.
44 minutes | Aug 13, 2019
AS 045: The Things that didn't Faze you as a Kid...but Terrify You as an Adult!
There are things in life that come easy when you’re a kid, but when you grow up, change into anxiety-ridden chores... you know, the things that you don’t think twice about when you’re just living your best kid life. In this episode, I'm sharing 3 things that didn't even faze you as a kid (and you may have even enjoyed), but now are likely to terrify you. Plus my co-host Erin and I each share our personal (and nonsensical) phobias that we developed as adults.
27 minutes | Aug 6, 2019
AS 044: Updates, Podcast Movement 2019, and more!
In this episode, I provide an update of what to expect on the Adult Struggles podcast, how it got started, and where my inspiration for the episodes comes from. Plus, I tell a quick story about the first time I gave someone my "wise" life advice on the playground in Kindergarten, a completely unrelates story about my obsession with Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and details about my trip to Podcast Movement 2019 this month.
27 minutes | Jul 30, 2019
AS 043: Dancing Coast to Coast with Jazmine Curie
When people get older, it’s often said that they don’t regret what they did in life, they regret what they didn't do. If you sit back and think about your life up until this point, do you have any regrets, things you wish you hadn’t done, or things you wish you had? Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to chase after our dreams, and the biggest and best ones don’t come easy. Today’s guest Jazmine Curie can attest to that, moving from one coast to the other to pursue a career in dance. Hear her inspirational story of how she lives life to the fullest, even if that means going through struggles along the way!
49 minutes | Jul 23, 2019
AS 042: Finding Financial Freedom w/ Shane & Jocelyn Sams
Today’s guests are Shane & Jocelyn Sams, the dynamic duo behind FlippedLifestyle.com. Shane and Jocelyn are former school teachers. After years of bad bosses, job losses, and frustration at work, they started an online business. That business made it possible to quit their jobs, spend more time with family and earn millions in passive income online - all while working only 10-15 hours per week! Now, they are helping other families do the same by connecting with people through their Flipped Lifestyle Podcast, website, and Flip Your Life Community.
35 minutes | Jul 16, 2019
AS 041: Social Media Killed the High School Reunion
Are high school reunions relevant anymore? Reunions used to be the best way to catch up with old friends that have lost touch. But now, social media allows you to get a quick status update on anyone - anytime, anywhere. It's not like back when our parents would throw a weekend get-together to catch up on life updates of their graduating class. In fact, my 10-year reunion barely happened at all! With this kind of haphazard planning, I got to thinking...how important are reunions now? In this episode, I'm chatting with one of my lifelong friends about how reunions have changed. Did you attend or will you be attending your next high school reunion? Be sure to leave a comment at adultstruggles.com/episode041!
40 minutes | Jul 9, 2019
AS 040: Buying a Home on Instagram w/ the Millennial Realtor
Buying your first home is one of the biggest decision you will make. Before you start house hunting, there are financial considerations and basic homeowner commitments you need to understand. In this episode, you'll hear from licensed realtor Ed Stulak all about first time home buying. Along with selling real estate in New Jersey, Ed has developed his own personal brand as the “Millennial Realtor” and teaches National and International Real Estate Professionals how to grow a reputable personal brand on social media. You'll learn why buying is actually smarter than renting, associated fees to consider when buying or selling a home, the benefits of working with a realtor, and more!
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