2018 is nearly upon us, and I know you are already thinking about your finances. This is the perfect opportunity to think back at all of the money choices you made in 2017 and begin to set some goals for the year ahead. Are you in the same camp as 42% of Americans who think setting resolutions is a waste of time? Are you excited to grow even closer to your freedom number this year? Whether you are the former or the latter, this episode is going speak right to you.
To begin this special New Year’s episode of ProfitBoss Radio, I wanted to touch on a question that I hear many of you asking: What’s the deal with Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a type of cryptocurrency or a digital currency. Bitcoin is not just digital currency, it is also a social movement. A group of people wanted the government out of their business, so they decided to create their own currency. While Bitcoin seems to be having a moment in popular culture, as is this BlockChain Technology it is associated with, I would never advise my clients to invest or speculate with it. Listen to hear my full Bitcoin analysis.
Zooming back out, I wanted to take a moment to help you take stock of where women are financially. We’ve come so far, and we still have far to go. I’ll take a moment to show you how the numbers are stacking up for women and their finances in 2017. Armed with this knowledge, I want you to take stock of the choices you’ve made with your finances this year, and then let it all go. Now is the best opportunity you have to restart and refresh your goals and mindsets.
You might not be prepared to stick to a resolution on your own. Thankfully for you, there are many studies demonstrate that there are tactics you can employ to stick to your resolutions. Accountability is the key, so I want to invite you to join a mastermind with me in San Jose on January 19th. Listen to this episode to learn the secrets of better goal setting, and then go into 2018 prepared and ready to tackle anything.
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No one would ever dream that experiencing sexual harassment could have a negative impact on their career and their income. And yet, the general consensus is that yes, sexual harassment has a huge and lasting impact on women in the workplace. While the bigger conversations like #MeToo and the Harvey Weinstein allegations are a bit larger than the scope of this podcast, it is still worth devoting time and collecting the best experts on the topic. I’ll start with my own story of sexual harassment, and the vastly negative impact it made on me when I was still very young. Knowing what I know now, I feel armed and ready to navigate these muddy waters with you…without costing you a coin.
First up, I am thrilled to have Tucker Miller on the show for an interview. She is an expert through and through, and she is working with the organization, ELI, to stop workplace harassment and give voice to the voiceless. Tucker is going to share her experiences navigating sexual harassment in the workplace in order to show you exactly what you should do and say should this ever happen to you. My favorite bit of advice is what she recommends is her how-to when it comes to bringing a complaint to HR. You definitely do not want to miss out on her advice and perspective.
My second interview is with Daren Lipinsky. He’s the guy you would want to call if you were in need of representation for a sexual harassment lawsuit. No one would ever dream they might need Darren’s help, but it is always smart to know more than you need! Darren is going to give his unique perspective on sexual harassment and offer up his own words of wisdom for anyone experiencing it right now or in the future. His main point is that you need to come forward. There is strength in numbers, and there are people like Daren out there ready to help you.
Unfortunately, sexual harassment in the workplace is not going away anytime soon. The more conversations and stories I hear, the more firmly I believe that we as women in the workplace need to arm ourselves with knowledge and a little bit of legal savvy. Thank you so much to all of you in the Facebook group who have been sharing your stories. We can change the narrative together.
You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at http://bit.ly/2oDbbEg.
It’s time to get your money mindset intent on investing! On ProfitBoss Radio, I try to tackle the personal and cultural forces that are both pushing women forward and holding us back. Buzzing about in the media is the continuing conversation about women and wage parity. Are women making strides to even the wage gap? Are women investing and earning with the same confidence as men? I could think of no one better to tackle those questions than Jean Chatzky!
You might know Jean as the Financial Editor from NBC’s “The Today Show.” She is also a respected finance journalist, host of the HerMoney podcast, and the author of nine books. Her most recent book, AgeProof, is just one point of conversation for us today. She has so much wisdom and expertise to share that would warrant several episodes of their own! I asked Jean how she does it all, from appearing on TV to writing countless articles and books, and she responded that it all comes down to mindset. Nothing fires Jean up like having conversations with people who feel empowered about their finances, and she has certainly brought her fire today!
Jean had a lot of surprising things to say about current cultural influences on finance. It turns out that Millennials are leading their elders financially through wage transparency and a willingness to invest. She also shared with me the common fears and misconceptions parents face when planning to pay for college debt-free. Jean managed it, and her honest perspective is refreshing and honest! We also talked all about the fears and misunderstandings that keep women from investing. If you might be in that camp today, I think you will gain a lot of wisdom from Jean’s perspective.
It is such a pleasure to have someone like Jean on the show. Her expertise is unmatched, and her compassion is beyond measure. The bottom line is that Jean genuinely loves to help others master their finances, free from fear. Whether you are looking to invest or to make the most of your savings, Jean has a little something for you today.
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Student debt, or debt of any kind, is a weight that impacts your entire life. The weight of debt carries a range of emotions from shame, anxiety, and depression to feelings of isolation and inadequacy. Many women struggle to find peace with that debt, let alone financial freedom. Typical debt solutions are often oversimplified—extreme budgeting, cutting back on lattes…there has to be more we can do. There has to be someone we can turn to! For a while, there wasn’t. That is exactly where my guest Melanie Lockert saw a need, and why she created a community as a response to that need
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Healthcare and health insurance are getting more and more expensive. With changes coming with healthcare legislation, and with policy and coverage shifts imminent no matter where you live, you might be thinking about an alternative to traditional Health Insurance. Many people have turned to Medical Expense Sharing Programs to help offset the cost of medical care. If it sounds a little “out there” to you, hang with us. I am going to give you all the facts you need to know about Sharing Programs.
Helping me get to the bottom of Sharing Programs is Michael Gardner from Medi-Share. Medi-Share is a faith-based organization that helps alleviate the financial burden of certain medical expenses by spreading the cost to its members. If you are a part of Medi-Share, you have a monthly contribution that allows you to be a part of someone’s recovery. Programs like Medi-Share are all about this community mindset. It doesn’t just imagine a world where the community joins together to support one another, it makes that happen financially.
Learn how you can save thousands today!
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Whatever your goals might be for taking control of your finances, you know that one of the biggest payoffs after prioritizing your finances is peace of mind. You know that you and your family can enjoy life to the fullest because you are more than prepared. Are you just as prepared for your present success as you are for the future? What would happen to your dependents after you pass away?
It’s time to talk about Life Insurance!
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Are you looking for solutions to your money woes? I have talked with so many individuals who are seeking financial security and freedom but don’t know the first thing about managing their finances. Are you one of the 50% of people who say they worry about money on a daily basis? Then I think you need to listen to today’s episode. We are digging into how to automate your savings and your finances.
Let’s change how we talk about our money, how we think about our money, and how we use our money. Are you ready to take the first step? Let’s begin.
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Up first on today’s episode of Profit Boss Radio, Rachel Shipley fills us in about what to expect this Holiday Season. Where is your money headed? How are you handling debt, if any? Prevent the holiday spending hangover with a few tried and true Profit Boss solutions and do right by yourself! Not only will we address the common sources of Holiday Drama, but I’ll also answer a few “Ask Hilary” questions for couples who have savings problems.
Today’s episode is a rebroadcast of one of my very first interviews on Profit Boss Radio. My hope is that this interview inspires you to dig yourself out of some of the mucky, messy moments in life, and work towards your goals to help you thrive.
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With so many workers experiencing burnout, apathy, and frustration within corporations and small businesses alike, the last thing anyone wants to spend energy on is career progression. At the rate of change within just about any industry, no job is secure. Why do so many of us feel like we’ve reached a career stall? Politics, inability to get promoted, fear of asking for a raise, and even office harassment can play a part in career stagnation and unhappiness. Today on ProfitBoss, I want to show you that there is hope for a positive change within easy reach.
My guest today is Tim Cole, author of The Compass Solution and a longtime Executive in Healthcare who has gone through 24 restructures within his company. Tim will share with you his hard-won wisdom about how to have a successful career with ease. Using practical, strategic thinking tools, Tim guides us through some of our most common career hang-ups.
Tune into this episode to hear how you can make sure you get ahead in your career.
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What does it take to live a life that is Creative, Balanced, and Financially Free? That’s the dream for so many Profit Boss listeners, but there’s a bit of a mental block. We have this idea that being an artist means not having a lot of money, or working a job that is less creative but would support your creative passions. Luckily for you, the American job market is rapidly changing. Today, I want to dispel the myth of the “starving artist,” and put the power in your hands to turn your creative energy into a product or service that brings you income.
My guest today struggled to find that balance in her life between creative dreams and financial freedom. Her name is Jenni Heffernan Brown, a writer, Brand Strategist, and the CFO of Prim’d Marketing. Jenni never thought she was “good at numbers.” A self-proclaimed spender, money and income was always a source of guilt and shame. With the support of her relationship with her husband, she was able to pursue her Masters in Fine Arts, start her own company, and learn which art was for her to sell, and which was to keep. I am so excited to bring to you the story of how Jenni overcame her money insecurities and reached her dreams. It is certainly a story worth telling.
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Today’s episode of Profit Boss® is a little unique. It’s all about you today, and what this show has meant to your personal finances and quality of life. I wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate this strong community of women who have taken control of their finances in order to reach their goals. First up is a round of Ask Hilary with the added bonus of a special guest! I had the chance to record live in the studio with my friend, Rachel, of “Rachel’s Deals and Steals.” Together, we will tackle some of your excellent questions about saving, taxes, and money in relationships.
Tune into this episode to hear how some members of our community are making huge strides in their financial planning! We love hearing the money wins!
You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2yoOEim
Death and dying. It’s the subject no one wants to think about, let alone plan for. But unfortunately, death is a part of life, and we all have to face our own mortality in order to ensure our end of life wishes are carried out. Not only will clearly communicating these wishes ensure that you maintain control over your life even if you’re no longer able to communicate what you want verbally, it will also save your loved ones stress, emotional strain, and money.
Tune into this episode to hear how you can make sure you get a plan in place before it’s too late.
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In this episode, I share with you what will become the guiding principles for being a profit boss: the seven steps to wealth. The ideas covered today are so important that I’m making this an anchor episode, meaning I’ll refer back to it over time. I feel that strongly about this valuable information because I know if you learn, internalize, and embody these steps, you will achieve financial freedom.
Mastering money is a learnable skill, and one that I want you to master. Listen in to today’s episode as I talk you through exactly what it takes to get there.
You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2weM1v4
Today I have a very special episode that covers a mix of topics you don’t want to miss! To start, I’m bringing you a new segment called Deals & Steals, where my team member, Rachel, will share a weekly tip to help you save money and get more value for the dollars you spend.
(Spoiler alert: In this episode, you’ll actually get two tips!)
From there, I cover the Equifax data breach and what steps you can take to protect your financial identity.
You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2yi1hbX
We’re back! Thank you so much for sticking with me after my recent hiatus. It has been an eventful eight weeks, so I'd like to start with some exciting updates. After that, I jump right into today’s topic.
Now, it does relate to the stock market, but trust me, you do not want to tune me out on this. The stock market is the greatest generator of individual wealth in the history of the world, and if done right, it will help you grow your own wealth and arrive at financial freedom. The trick is that you can’t let doomsayers scare you away from it. Today, I teach you how to discredit their fear-inducing claims so you don’t fall victim to financial traps.
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To start off, I answer a question from the Profit Boss® Facebook group about some unique entrepreneurs might have when buying a mortgage. One of the big takeaways is the difference between personal and business income, and why you might be affecting your chances for a loan if you keep most of your money in your business.
After that, I've got an announcement for you about the future of Profit Boss® Radio and our financial freedom movement as a whole. As this venture grows, I've decided I need a short hiatus to refresh the show and come back better than ever. I'll be back ASAP - and I know you'll be here with me!
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This episode answers some very important questions about how to handle sudden money and property wisely. There are so many mixed emotions and feelings when it comes to receiving unexpected (or even expected!), large sums of money. It is all too easy to let bad advice and inexperience cause you to mismanage and waste what you have received.
Data has shown that the vast majority of people who come into sudden money end up squandering it, and even end up in more debt because of it. Knowing how to handle inheritance properly, from investing to saving or selling, is incredibly necessary.
You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2rJbOt3
Richard Eisenberg is on this episode to help us bring light to the dark reality of elder financial abuse. Nearly 1 in 20 seniors become victims of financial mistreatment or abuse, often left unnoticed and unresolved. Between con-artists and (sadly) family members who drain the savings of elderly people, around three billion dollars are stolen from seniors each year.
Knowing how to protect the elderly people in your life from financial ruin is extremely important and timely - Elder Abuse Awareness Day just passed on June 15th. Listen in for some valuable tips and ideas to help you help the ones you love and spread awareness to your friends.
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Amanda Steinberg of DailyWorth is back with us on the podcast today - my first-ever repeat guest!
Amanda shares why she felt inspired to write the book with a personal yet prescriptive tone. We talk about changing how women think about money - from something that's a source of shame, into a powerful tool to improve your life.
We also talk about investing and how it's expected to change in the future, and options for socially-conscious investing.
You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2rNLPVf
Katie Krimitsos keeps it real in the world of female entrepreneurship. Too often, women get tricked into thinking that the world of business is always glamorous, but the truth is that it is more often a grind.
Katie walks us through her long and winding journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur. After years of living and breathing business, collecting piles of debt, and fighting for success, Katie has finally become a savvy businesswoman. Now she wants to share what she has learned.
You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2qcgwhs
I'm on vacation in Barcelona this week after all the moving craziness of the past month, and was inspired to come up with a financial checklist for international travel.
Check out my checklist below, and sound off in the Profit Boss® Facebook group with your own travel tips!
And if you've got a couple minutes to spare, please hop on over to my less-than-five-minute podcast listener survey and tell me what you like, dislike, and want more of from Profit Boss® Radio. I want to help you achieve your financial goals, so be sure to let me know how I can help you get there!
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Welcome to part two of two of the mini-series about my recent purchase of a new home! On episode 67 I told the story of how my husband and I scored our dream home in just twenty eight days - be sure to check that one out!
In this episode I'm honored two host two incredible real estate professionals - mortgage lender and America's Mortgage Mentor, Jen Du Plessis, and award-winning realtor Aaron Hendon. This panel discussion will tell you most of what you need to know about how to ensure your real estate transaction goes smoothly and is supported by knowledgable, reliable professionals.
You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2pXVGG9
Buying real estate can be a whirlwind - and if you've been following along for the past month, you know I've been in the middle of it myself! But it worked out, and my family and I landed our dream house in 28 days. Next week we'll be hearing from a panel of experts about how to buy real estate, but I thought I'd share my story first as a prequel.
In this episode I break down both the story of how we speedily secured our mortgage, and the story of how we ended up moving into the same house my husband lived in when we first met in 2011. It was a rapid and often crazy process, but there are some excellent lessons you can take from our speedy real estate experience.
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Denise Duffield-Thomas is a money mindset mentor for the new generation of female entrepreneurs. Denise is committed to changing the way women think about wealth and money. Instead of losing belief or being intimidated, she inspires women to build their own definition of wealth.
One thing you’ll have to come to grips with is that everyone has money blocks. We tell ourselves stories about why we shouldn’t worry about money or pass the responsibility off to someone else. Maybe subpar math skills or preconceived ideas about gender roles are holding you back. Regardless, the time to break through your personal blocks is RIGHT NOW!
Also, I'm hiring a paraplanner! Listen in to the episode to hear about it, and find the link to the job opportunity on the show notes page.
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