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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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May 31, 2017

At a certain point in your personal finance journey, you'll realize that there's nothing left to cut out of your budget and you're living as frugally as you can. At that point, it's either time to look for a higher paying job or joining a number of others by getting yourself a side hustle. In this episode I chat with Nick Loper, founder of Side Hustle Nation, about how to get a side hustle and how he was able to turn his love for side hustles into his full-time gig.

Long description:

It seems like everyone has a side hustle these days, or is thinking about starting one. Which is why I thought the perfect guest to have on the Mo' Money Podcast would be Nick Loper from Side Hustle Nation. I met him after I spoke at FinCon's Ignite last year, and I was in total awe of his podcast and the insanely loyal audience he grew. But the best thing is, he's seriously the nicest, humblest guy!

Now, I've kind of always had a side hustle. It started with being a teleprompter operator for the news, PAing on film sets, then eventually I started this blog to see if I can earn some money. Well, after almost 6 years, I was able to finally turn this side hustle into my full-time hustle, so if you're ever wondering whether it's worth it to start a side hustle and spend some of your extra hours on building a side business — just try it. There's no harm in trying a few things out and seeing if they work. And there's no shame in failure as long as you walk away with a lesson learned.

In this episode, Nick also shares his personal story with getting his first side hustle and how he eventually became an online entrepreneur teaching others about how side hustles could take them to the next level with their financials. As I always tell people, at a certain point, you'll find with your budget that there's nothing left to cut out. And at that point, it's time to start looking at other ways to earn some extra income.

I hope you enjoy this interview with Nick, and make sure to scroll down below for more info about my Rich & Fit Bootcamp course, or click here to visit the registration page.

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Register for the Rich & Fit Bootcamp

I mentioned in this episode that myself and business partner Jaclyn Phillips have finally launched our Rich & Fit Bootcamp course together, and I want to share all the juicy details with you! First, visit the registration page to learn more and to register before the cut off date of Wednesday, June 7. But also, check out our webinar replay to find out what we'll be teaching and what the course platform will look like when you get access to it.

And if you have any questions and aren't sure if this is right for you, please email me, happy to chat!

Learn more about the Rich & Fit Bootcamp

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Show notes: jessicamoorhouse.com/110

May 24, 2017

Millennials have a different way of thinking and handling money compared to Generation X and the Baby Boomers, and Broke Millennial author Erin Lowry shares the dos and don'ts of money management for Generation Y in this interview about her book, her blog and her journey to becoming one of the top millennial money experts around.

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Is there really that big of a difference between managing your money as a millennial compared to being a Gen Xer or Baby Boomer? As a millennial who has read numerous personal finance blogs and books, have attended my fair share of finance conferences, and have been writing and interviewing others on personal finance for over 5 years now, my answer is yes, yes and a BIG yes!

Luckily, I'm not the only one who thinks this way and Erin Lowry, the blogger behind BrokeMillennial.com, wrote a book (also named Broke Millennial) that focuses on money for millennials specifically.

Although when it really comes down to it, the principles of personal finance don't really change generation to generation. But the fact still remains, we are a very different generation than those before us. We experienced different things and sometimes speak a different language. And that's why I found it so refreshing to read Erin's book that really got me. Got my struggles with money and offered practical and modern solutions. 

Grab a Copy of Erin's Book Broke Millennial

If you want a book that focuses on millennial money issues specifically, and outlines how to tackle your road blocks with money, how to choose the best budgeting style for you, how to negotiate a better salary and much more, grab a copy of Erin's newly released book Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together.

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Join Me for a Live Webinar!

I mentioned in this episode about an upcoming webinar I'll be hosting with friend and business partner Jaclyn Phillips. We'll be doing a live webinar all about how to master your money and fitness on Wednesday, May 31 at 7pm ET to kick-off the launch of our Rich & Fit Bootcamp course.

Registration for the course will open right after the webinar, and promptly close on Wednesday, June 7 (that's right, we're only opening the doors for 1 week!). And a big reason you'll want to join us for the webinar is because not only will we discuss more about the course specifically, but we'll also be awarding 3 scholarships to the course to 3 lucky live webinar attendees.

Make sure to save your seat for the webinar by clicking here »

For more podcast episodes, check out the podcast page.

Show notes: jessicamoorhouse.com/109

May 17, 2017

I chat with TeensGotCents creator Eva Baker about why she's so passionate about educating teens about personal finance, what inspired her to found The Teenpreneur Conference, and what she wants teens to know the most about managing their money the smart way.

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Unlike many teens her age, Eva Baker started to get interested in personal finance at the young age of 16. She started listening to Dave Ramsey's teachings, and got hooked. But what she soon realized is there was a ton of information out there on how to fix your financial woes, but not a ton on how to avoid them when you're a teen and just starting your own personal finance journey.

That's when she got the idea to create TeensGotCents, a financial literacy blog for teens that explores money and issues relating to adolescents specifically. I sure wish her blog was around when I was in high school! I'm sure I would have figured out how to make my part-time job income go further.

As she mentions in the interview, she also started her blog as her major project for school, but it eventually took off and became her full-time gig. Now in her 20s, she manages a staff of writers to keep creating valuable content for teens on the website. And if that weren't impressive enough, she also founded her own conference — The Teenpreneur Conference — that's all about promoting entrepreneurship to teens. The next conference will be taking place June 8-10, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Check Out Eva's Best Blog Posts

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Join Me for a Live Webinar!

I mentioned in this episode about an upcoming webinar I'll be hosting with friend and business partner Jaclyn Phillips. We'll be doing a live webinar all about how to master your money and fitness on Wednesday, May 31 at 7pm ET to kick-off the launch of our Rich & Fit Bootcamp course.

Registration for the course will open right after the webinar, and promptly close on Wednesday, June 7 (that's right, we're only opening the doors for 1 week!). And a big reason you'll want to join us for the webinar is because not only will we discuss more about the course specifically, but we'll also be awarding 3 scholarships to the course to 3 lucky live webinar attendees.

Make sure to save your seat for the webinar by clicking here »

For more podcast episodes, check out the podcast page.

Show notes: jessicamoorhouse.com/108

May 10, 2017

Think starting your own business and becoming a recognized personal brand while working full-time sounds impossible? Then you haven't heard Codie Sanchez's story yet.

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Time and time again, I get people asking me how the heck I managed to work full-time for 5 years while growing my side hustle. Looking back after now being self-employed for over 4 months, I don't really know. All I can say is I hustled like crazy because deep down I knew I was working towards something big and special.

The same can be said for Codie Sanchez who not only head's the Latin American & Offshore Sales division of First Trust, but is an entrepreneur on the side. She founded the company ThreadsRefined back in 2015, and now is focused on growing her personal brand as an influencer, podcaster (she hosts The Struggle Isn't Real show), keynote speaker and investor. And she's still in her 20s!

The big takeaway I got from interviewing Codie was that there really are no limits besides the ones we place on ourselves. Just look at most of the really successful people around these days. Most of them started from the bottom and worked there way to the top. And now with access to more information, more resources and more opportunities than ever (thanks to the internet!), it's that much easier to build a business of your own or set your sights on becoming a leader in your field.

As a woman, this has always been something I've struggled with believing. I always knew I was meant for a leadership role in some capacity, but to be honest, there aren't that many female role models out there to emulate. Hopefully that'll be concept of the past in the near future, because with inspiring female entrepreneurs like Codie, it's becoming clearer that the sky is the limit if you don't mind working hard, taking risks, doing things that scare you and never giving up.

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Show notes: jessicamoorhouse.com/107

May 3, 2017

Want to become a millionaire, but don't think you'll ever earn a crazy salary? Millionaire Teacher author Andrew Hallam shares why it's not how much you earn, it's how much save and invest that's truly important.

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I don't normally, or ever, get excited about investing books. Since I started the podcast, you wouldn't believe how many authors, agents and publishers infiltrate my inbox with their latest investing book they like me to check out.

Hey, it's nice to get free books to check out, but I've got limited time and I can really only sit down and spend time with the books I know my blog readers and podcast listeners will love to. Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam is one of those books. To find out more about the book and what you can expect to learn when reading it, check out my book review.

I think the single most fascinating thing about Andrew's book is that his strategy for investing and becoming a millionaire isn't anything we haven't heard before. He preaches living within your means, not spending like a millionaire before you are, and sticking to simple index funds and ETFs for your portfolio. Then just be patient and consistent. That's it!

There's no such thing as a get rich quick strategy that's not a total scam, and the only way to truly build wealth is by being mindful with your money and intentional with your spending. It's that simple.

I'm not exaggerating when I say that I whipped through his book in a weekend and then couldn't wait to tell the world about it. His book actually made me realize "Hey, if he can do it on a teacher's salary, my husband and I can do it as two self-employed people." We're still young, we've moved our investments over from actively managed mutual funds to low-fee ETFs, and we're making a very conscious effort to curb our spending and living a frugal lifestyle.

I'm not exactly sure if we'll be able to attain millionaire status like Andrew did at 38 (that's only 8 years away), but you never know! I'll just be happy if we can achieve that in our late 40s or 50s, and I'm excited to put Andrew's tips into practice to help us get there.

Also, in case you're scratching your head about the giraffe photo I mentioned at the end of the episode, when I was emailing Andrew to set a date to chat for the podcast, he was travelling around Kenya. Because he's awesome, he shared this really cute photo of himself getting headbutted by a giraffe and I literally laughed out loud when I got it. So there you go!

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Show notes: jessicamoorhouse.com/106

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