You Are Building WEALTH
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It's not a dirty word, so let's say it together -- wealth! At YNAB, we often use the words "save money," and it's a more approachable concept, something that seems achievable in the short term. Wealth can seem like such a far-off concept sometimes. But at the end of the day, that's what we're all trying to do, is to build wealth that will allow us to do more of what we want to do in life.


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Millennial Money
Millennial Money
Shannah Compton Game
How to Use Investing Trends to Build Wealth | Paulina Likos
Experts say that millennial wealth is underdeveloped or has yet to reach its full potential. That makes sense. There are a lot of decisions to make when it comes to your money and trying to figure out how and where to invest can be tricky. Does being in cash make sense, should you use apps to invest, and how do you figure out your sweet spot when it comes to investing? Paulina Likos is an investing reporter at U.S. News & World Report, is here on the pod to talk about how you can use investing trends to build your wealth. Meet Paulina Paulina is an investing reporter at U.S. News & World Report, covering investing and asset management. Before beginning her career as an investing reporter, Paulina graduated from Villanova University where she studied political science, communication, and business management. Out of college, Paulina spent several years as a risk manager at Fannie Mae, predicting and reducing credit risk for the company. As an investing reporter with U.S. News & World Report, she has been examining investing trends and how millennials have been responding to them. You are in a stage of their life where building wealth is paramount and Paulina is sharing in this episode how this can be done no matter what your age is through the principles of investing. What You'll Learn * Key investing trends in 2020 and what they mean to you * Why cash isn't a great investment * How to use mobile apps for investing * How do you find your sweet spot with investing * Ways to safeguard your investing Links * Paulina Likos * U.S. News & World Report Episode Sponsors Thanks to Firstleaf for sponsoring this episode. Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to TRY Thanks to Splitit for sponsoring this episode. Split your payments and live big. Go to today. SUBSCRIBE & SHARE Want to be the first to know when new episodes are released? Click here to subscribe in iTunes! IT’S FREE! 👉 Sign up for my weekly LET’S TALK MONEY email newsletter. Ask Shannah Have an Ask Shannah question, submit it here Get Social * Shannah on Twitter * Shannah on Instagram
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Mo' Money Podcast
Mo' Money Podcast
Jessica Moorhouse
255 Opting Out to Live a More Intentional Life - Cait Flanders, Author of Adventures in Opting Out
I can’t believe Cait Flanders has been on the podcast 4 times now! Not only that, she truly helped launched the podcast as my first real guest for episode 3. Well, she’s back on the show because after releasing her first book The Year of Less, she has a second book that’s recently come out called Adventures of Opting Out. As a short bio in case you haven’t followed Cait since she started her original personal finance blog (Blonde on a Budget) in 2010 like me, she was able to pay off all her debt, do a 2-year shopping ban, and eventually published her first book in 2018 sharing her journey in 2018. To me, she always will be one of the OG personal finance bloggers in Canada. Now, she’s moved away from personal finance and into the intentional living and minimalism space, but she still talks about money quite a bit in her books (which I thoroughly enjoy). In her first book, she wrote about her life and experience doing her shopping ban which changed her life forever. For her new book, Adventures in Opting Out, she writes about how to opt-out of things (or relationships) in order to live a more intentional life. I think a lot of the time we think of adding things to our life, instead of taking things away or just doing things differently. Not only that, if there’s ever been a time to take a moment and reassess your life, 2020 is it! And Cait’s latest book is such a great way to get inspired and start thinking about how to change your life so it aligns better to what you really want it to look like. That could mean making shifts with your finances, changing your career, opting out of some social media platforms, leaving relationships that don’t add value to your life, or moving to a new place to live. I hope you really love this episode because I had such a great time recording it. I had an even better time reading Cait’s book, so make sure to check it out for yourself! For full episode show notes visit
1 hr 4 min
Financial Independence Podcast
Financial Independence Podcast
The Mad Fientist
8 Key Lessons from the Ultralearning Experiment
Last year, I conducted an experiment in Ultralearning that I hoped would help me achieve a lifelong dream of mine of writing and releasing an album. I’m happy to say it was far more successful than I ever imagined it would be! As I mentioned in the initial Ultralearning podcast episode, the hope for the 3-month experiment was that it would accelerate my progress towards my goal and make the process more enjoyable. Well, it did all that and more… I ended up finishing a song during that 3-month experiment and I can’t believe it but I just released that single today! Not only did I write a song during the experiment, I continued writing music since then and I now have enough material for an album! Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought this experiment would help me make so much progress but it has! In today’s podcast episode, I go through everything I learned and explain why the Ultralearning Experiment helped me push past the self-doubt and self-destructive habits that have plagued me in the past. I also describe the new routines the experiment helped me develop and why those new habits have allowed me accomplish more than I ever have before! Highlights * How to get your brain ready (and why it’s essential for making progress) * The best way to make developing new habits easier * What you should focus on and why * How to be original and creative * Why you should make your project “real” (even if it makes you feel silly) * When it’s worth spending more money instead of less * Why you should expect to encounter the “gap” and how to get over it
39 min
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