In this week's episode, we're interviewing Melissa Thomas, a financial coach who paid off over $40,000 of consumer debt so she could achieve her lifelong dream of meeting Elton John. In this episode she shares how she got into debt, strategies people can use to get out of it, and whether or not she's finally met Elton John. For full show notes visit http://www.amandaabella.com/podcast20
In this week's episode, we're interviewing Dani Pascarella, the founder of Invibed, a financial tech company dedicated to helping millennials build wealth through content and a new wealth coaching program. Full show notes can be found at http://www.amandaabella.com/podcast19
In this podcast episode, we interview Melanie Lockert, author and blogger behind the award-winning blog, Dear Debt. She shares exactly how she got out of $81,000 of student loan debt, how money and mental health are linked, and resources for anyone struggling with money-related mental health issues. You can find show notes and links to all resources mentioned in the podcast at http://www.amandaabella.com/podcast20
In this week's episode, we're interviewing Lauren Greutman, blogger and author of the new book, "The Recovering Spender." She details how she got out of $40,000 of debt, how finances work in relationships and the differences between spenders and savers. For the full show notes visit http://www.amandaabella.com/podcast17
In this week's podcast episode, Amanda is sharing five strategies freelancers can use to manage their variable income. She shares some lessons she learned the hard way, talks about mistakes she sees freelancers making all the time and details how freelancers can overcome the feast or famine cycle for good. All resources and show notes can be found at http://www.amandaabella.com/podcast16
In this podcast episode, we're sitting down with Ryan Lane from the SALT community, a free online community dedicated to teaching college students and grads about finance. We discuss five repayment options for people who have taken out federal student loans. For full show notes visit http://www.amandaabella.com/podcast15
It's time for the annual business anniversary post! July 2016 marks three years since I quit my job to run my business full-time. Each year I celebrate by curating some of the lessons I learned from one year to the next. This is a much more personal episode with tons of unexpected insights. For full show notes visit http://www.amandaabella.com/podcast14
In this week's podcast episode we're interviewing Jason Vitug.Jason Vitug is social impact entrepreneur as founder Phroogal, creator of award winning
project, The Road to Financial Wellness, and author of You Only Live Once: The Roadmap to Financial Wellness and a Purposeful Life. He is best known as a financial motivator and lifestyle engineer helping thousands of people around the country live their dream lifestyle through financial knowledge. Full show notes and transcript can be found at http://www.amandaabella.com/podcast13
In this week's episode, Amanda is interviewing one of her Make Money Your Honey coaching clients and fellow millennial thought leader, Dustin Maherg. By the age of 30 Dustin worked his way up to one of the top management spots at his company and was managing over 500 people. He now dedicates his time to teaching millennials how they can be leaders in their own right through coaching, writing and speaking. In this episode, he details how building relationships have been the key to his success, how to build genuine relationships in your career and how he was quoted in Inc Magazine just a few short weeks after publishing his first blog. Full show notes at http://www.amandaabella.com/podcast12
In this week's podcast episode, Amanda shares six lessons about money that she wishes she knew about money when she graduated from college. With graduation season upon us, it's especially important that we teach college grads how to properly manage money and that they are in charge of their own destiny. Full show notes can be found at http://www.amandaabella.com/podcast11
In this week's podcast episode Amanda does an in-depth review of Personal Capital, a financial management software that helps you budget and track your investment portfolio. Show note and resources can be found at http://www.amandaabella.com/podcast10
In this episode, Amanda calls herself out for spending too much money on frivolous expenses in the last couple of months and challenges you to join her in the month of June for a No Spend Challenge. She shares tips and strategies for being successful with a no spend challenge as well as pitfalls to watch out for. Full show notes can be found at http://www.amandaabella.com/podcast9
It's no secret that student loan debt is a crisis that is plaguing the millennial generation. In this week's episode, we report on a new study released by MoneySavingPro.com which discusses the best and worst states for student loan debt. We also discuss why student loans are a major issue and what people can do to pay them down. For resources and show notes visit http://www.amandaabella.com/podcast8
There are lots of coaches, bloggers and internet marketers out there telling people that it's incredibly easy to start an online business. All you have to do is buy their e-course, hire them at a cost of thousands of dollars or go to a retreat and you'll know the secret to running a successful online business.
While there are plenty of great coaches and consultants out there, there are also plenty of scammers trying to make a quick buck by telling people how easy it is to start and run a business in the age of the internet.
In this episode, we're going to dispel some myths and dive deep into whether or not it really is that easy to start and run a business online. Our intention is to help individuals decide whether or not running an online business is really for them. Show notes and resources available at http://www.amandaabella.com/podcast7
Freelancing and contract work is on the rise in the U.S., meaning it's a great time to start your own business. In this episode we outline five ways newbie freelancers can starting getting writing clients. Full show notes at http://www.amandaabella.com/podcast6
In this week's episode we talk about a major problem facing millennials: We're not investing. We talk about the reasons why millennials are afraid to invest and dispel myths. Finally, we do an in-depth review of Acorns, a smartphone app that is helping millennials invest by rounding up their spare change and investing it in the market.
Ever wonder how some businesses get so much media attention while others struggle? In this episode Amanda walks you through the techniques and strategies that have gotten her and her coaching clients featured in Inc, The Huffington Post, MSN Money, Business Insider and more. Show notes can be found at http://www.amandaabella.com/podcast4
Statistics often show that Americans don't have enough money saved up for a $500 emergency. The average American savings rate also hovers at a dismal 5 percent. This begs the question, are you saving enough money? In this episode, Amanda walks through a few helpful suggestions that will help you determine whether or not you're saving enough money. You'll also learn some strategies to make saving less stressful and easier to do. Visit http://www.amandaabella.com/podcast3 for show notes and resources.
Student loan debt is a major problem for millennials. In 2015 average student loan debt was $35,000 for those graduating from college. Credit card debt is also creeping up. In this podcast episode, Amanda walks listeners through some of the options they have for paying down their student loan and credit card debt including setting realistic goals, making extra money, refinancing and consolidating.
One of my Periscope followers asked me a very good question. They wanted to know where I regularly invest money in my business. In this episode I pull back the curtain and let you know exactly where I spend money on my business every month. Topics include admin support, accounting, online tools and office space.