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Mo' Money Podcast | Personal Finance with Jessica Moorhouse

Award-winning blogger and podcast host Jessica Moorhouse interviews top personal finance & business experts like John Lee Dumas, Chris Guillebeau, Bruce Sellery, Preet Banerjee and Rob Carrick, as well as inspirational entrepreneurs, authors, bloggers, friends and family to help you learn how to manage your money better, make smarter choices, earn more money, become debt-free and live a more fulfilled and balanced life. New episodes air every Wednesday. For helpful resources, blog posts and podcast episode show notes, visit jessicamoorhouse.com. To enquire about being a guest on a future episode, visit jessicamoorhouse.com/podcastsubmissions.
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Sep 15, 2016

My second episode in my special podcast listener series features Lindsay VanSomeren, who is originally from Colorado, but now lives in Alaska with her husband. Her story is also a debt story like my first listener series episode with Amanda from Ottawa, but instead of student debt or consumer debt, she's dealing with housing debt.

And no, not just carrying a mortgage, but the cost of fixing and maintaining a home. I guess some could call this a "Money Pit" situation (any fans of the 1986 Tom Hanks movie?), but what Lindsay is dealing with could honestly happen to anyone. Even if you get a housing inspection, you sometimes don't know what's wrong with the place you've bought until you've lived in it for a little while. It's sort of the dark side of home ownership that doesn't get too much attention.

Luckily, Lindsay was kind enough to share her story, her experience and the lessons she's learned from it so you can avoid getting into a similar situation. Or if you are dealing with a housing nightmare, take some of Lindsay's bits of advice on how to get out of it.

Lindsay also mentioned that one of the ways that helped her pay down her debt was to start freelance writing on the side. She even wrote about it on her very own personal finance blog Notorious Debt, and apparently she made $2,500 in her first four months of freelance writing!

Got a story that you think would be good to share on an episode on of Listener series? Please email me!

Shownotes: jessicamoorhouse.com/57

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