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FIFE

By Amanda Neely
We need to create our unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! The future depends on what we do here and now.
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My Ever Given and Suez Canal Personal Money Moment
Yes, I learned something about personal finance from a big ship getting stuck in a little canal.   Also, who else remembers "fat guy in a little coat"??? Let me know your answer to this episode's question by emailing me at amanda@fifemovement.com. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… let's prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
09:35
April 5, 2021
Rule 7 for Changing Your Story With Money
I bet you've used this rule in life or business already... but I'm guessing you haven't thought about it as it relates to your money. Be sure to listen to the end to find out what the other rules are. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… let's prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
09:10
March 26, 2021
Changing the Money Ecosystem
Changing the story of money can seem like an impossible task.  The story is defined by those in power and it can seem unlikely it'll ever change. But what if you could change the ecosystem of money for YOURSELF??? Taking a clue from nature, this episode explores a way to think about money like we think about water. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… let's prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
11:31
March 25, 2021
Are You Stealing From Your Business?
Listen in for a fun, imaginative exercise that could make your business easier to sell in the future. Plus, it could be a game-changer for the rest of your financial life and how you think about money. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… let's prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
08:31
March 24, 2021
The Nature of Money - Who Decides What it is?
If we're going to think outside the box about money (see yesterday's episode), a good place to start is defining what money is. In a world of cryptocurrency, bitcoin, the possible replacement of the US Dollar as the world's currency, etc... this might be one of the most important questions you ask. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… let's prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
11:58
March 23, 2021
Outside the Box Thinking about Money
I've always hated boxes and putting people in them.  Not literally stuffing a human being into a cardboard cube.  But stereotypes are a big pet peeve.   Listen for how thinking outside the box about money could improve your financial path. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… let's prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
07:39
March 22, 2021
Happy International Women's Day - #ChoosetoChallenge
This year's International Women's Day theme is #ChooseToChallenge.  All around the world, individuals are raising their hands to show their commitment to choose to challenge inequality, call out bias, question stereotypes, and help forge an inclusive world. I join them.   This episode is my take on how #ChooseToChallenge can go beyond a hand lifted or a voice raised to impact our financial futures. Check out the official #InternationalWomensDay video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHdNkpT954U. Text me at 513-447-6501 to let me know you're listening! --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
08:51
March 8, 2021
What I Tell 18 Year Old Women (My Biggest Financial Lesson)
Occasionally, I get the opportunity to chat with an 18 year old about money.  In this episode I share what I tell them.  Hint: it's the lesson that's most transformed my own financial journey. Text me at 513-447-6501 to let me know you're listening! --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… let's prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
09:14
March 5, 2021
How to End Arguments About Money
3 strategies you can try to end arguments about money with your partner or even within your own heart and mind. Text me at 513-447-6501 to let me know you're listening! --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… let's prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
09:40
March 4, 2021
#WisdomWednesday - Inspiration from Toni Morrison
To learn more about Toni Morrison, go here: https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/toni-morrison Text me at 513-447-6501 to let me know you're listening! --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… let's prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
03:28
March 3, 2021
#TriviaTuesday - How many financial professionals are female?
Happy Women's History Month 2021! Is the financial industry representative of the population???  Text me at 513-447-6501 to let me know you're listening! --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… let's prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
04:13
March 2, 2021
Women's History Month - Feminine Money Advantage
Happy Women's History Month!   I've been looking forward to this month of the FIFE show for a while.  This is our month ladies!  I'm super excited about the content I have prepped.   Today I want to chat about a big advantage you have as you think about your financial path from your feminine perspective.   And men, we love you, be sure to check out this episode for how embracing a feminine perspective might be helpful to you! Text me at 513-447-6501 to let me know you're listening! --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
10:00
March 1, 2021
Real Estate - Hello Passive Income!
I've been chatting with a lot of real estate investors recently.  It's an interesting time in the real estate market. Here are a few thoughts to further your real estate endeavors or decide if you want to become a real estate investor. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
13:14
February 19, 2021
Bank On Yourself or Roth IRA? The Questions to Ask
Links to videos mentioned. YouTube version of this episode: https://youtu.be/w0NXIvMKX6s The Live Episode we did with Not Your Average Financial Podcast: https://youtu.be/4sLEcx9TWu0  --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
19:60
February 18, 2021
#WisdomWednesday - "Having Gold to Jingle"
Two unexpected pieces of wisdom about saving... The first has to do with enjoyment and adventure. The second has to do with strategy. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
05:36
February 17, 2021
#TriviaTuesday - What happened on May 1, 1975 that impacts your investments right now?
You know what they say, those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. They also say, the history of the stock market is no indication of its future. Someone told me once, when thinking about a person, the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Another person told me, you've got to let people change... your expectation that they will stay the same, keeps them the same. So, with a grain of salt or with the weight of the world, your choice, what can we learn from the events of May 1, 1975? --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
05:46
February 16, 2021
Money Self-Care Routine
Get your money self-care routine checklist here: https://grandmaswealthwisdom.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/110-Money-Self-Care.png.   Make it the background on your phone, your desktop screen, or whatever you want to help you remember YOU ARE WORTH HAVING YOUR MONEY TAKE CARE OF YOU! --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
10:30
February 15, 2021
How the Stock Market Really Works from Grandma's Wealth Wisdom
Today's episode is from my other podcast.  The message is so important so I'm sharing it with you here. Be sure to subscribe to my other podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. Remember to download Grandma’s Top Tips for an Independent Financial Future by dropping into https://grandmaswealthwisdom.com/free/. It’s time for YOU to break through to a smart, stable, financial future. If you’d like to see how Grandma’s timeless wealth strategies can work in your life, schedule your free 15-minute coffee chat with us by visiting https://www.grandmaswealthwisdom.com/call … just like Grandma would want us to do. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
21:44
February 12, 2021
Dropping the Ball
--- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
03:33
February 11, 2021
#WisdomWednesday - What if you only have a little?
This episode is dedicated to my dad. Today would have been his 93rd birthday.  Love and miss you Dad! --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
07:13
February 10, 2021
#TriviaTuesday - Why did Robinhood really stop Gamestop trades?
For the more "academic" version of the response to this question visit https://mattstoller.substack.com/p/the-cantillon-effect-and-gamestop. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
08:27
February 9, 2021
How I Decide When to Take a Policy Loan (Rules of Thumb and Case Study)
Watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/dDmOnrW9wUU. Have a policy or thinking about getting one??? Get "Amanda's Rules of Thumb" which are meant to be broken. Hear the process I go through when deciding to take a policy loan or use a 0% offer from a financing company. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
17:41
February 8, 2021
Is a Modified Endowment Contract a Good or Bad Idea?
Watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/GR3CNzPEVwI. Modified Endowment Contracts (MECs) - are they a good or bad idea in 2021 given the low interest on savings, the current tax rates, and the 10% penalty if you're under 59 1/2 years old???   Let's look at a real case study! --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
13:42
February 5, 2021
A Case Study for "Mom"
Watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/fVKOTOlHec8. "Mom" is is 66 years old, single again Was just complaining about the yield in her savings account Feels pressured to speculate but wondering if she should at her age Has a lot of “worries”… Medical expenses Final expenses Emergencies or unplanned for expenses Has been smart about keeping some “safe money” for emergencies but can’t shake the feeling of, “Is it enough? Should I be getting better growth? But I want to keep it safe!” What options does "Mom" have?  What do the numbers look like? --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
16:30
February 4, 2021
#WisdomWednesday - Long Term Thinking
What can we learn about long term thinking from the first woman elected to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation? --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
03:26
February 3, 2021
#TriviaTuesday - What famous people use whole life insurance?
How many can you name? --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
02:29
February 2, 2021
Episode 100! The Most Common Objection I Hear about Whole Life
View this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/WNjf-qQxL54 What are we to believe about a temporary loss of liquidity compared with the alternatives? --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
16:58
February 1, 2021
Bank On Yourself for Young Entrepreneurs
What are the advantages of a young entrepreneur starting a Bank On Yourself designed policy? --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
12:17
January 29, 2021
Bank On Yourself and Getting Out of Debt
How can you use Bank On Yourself and get out of debt?  We discuss today the idea of the snowball method and using the snow bank method  Which comes first? Saving or getting out of debt?  Let's see what the short and long term numbers show us!   Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/PE4HKaXJn_I  Check out this longer episode with more details and spreadsheets: https://youtu.be/LtmJkJY06uM --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
09:01
January 28, 2021
#WisdomWednesday - Financial Independence and Entrepreneurship
I was recently chatting with some new friends and they mentioned 1 way to tell you're a true entrepreneur.  It was this: When you start to try out entrepreneurship, you'll hit some kind of obstacle (maybe even just your own fear).  Too many people give up right then.  You know you're an entrepreneur if you keep going.  You might cry for a while but you get back up and start again. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
02:10
January 27, 2021
#TriviaTuesday - How Many Women-Owned Businesses Generate $100k per year or more?
I'm on my 2nd company that's had at 6-figures of total revenue but not all women-owned business reach that point.  Women own 40% of businesses in American but only generate 4% of business revenues.  Today's trivia question is this: how many break the six-figure revenue barrier? --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
05:18
January 26, 2021
How Do Women Build Wealth Around the World
In an NIH study in 2006, it was found that men have an average net worth more than $100k than women.  They looked at over 10,000 people over almost 50 years from 1957 to 2004. In 1957, their participants were 18.  In 2004, they were in their 60s.  They tracked their wealth over the years.   Another study from 2020 shows much lower net worths and a difference of about $7,000 more for men than women.  This one looked at young professionals.   In this episode, we look at why and what that means for how to change it.  You won't hear what I share anywhere else... that's just how male-dominated the financial world is. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
09:18
January 25, 2021
Financial Independence for Entrepreneurs
Financial Independence for entrepreneurs is a lot like Financial Independence for employees.  Spend less than you earn, save the rest, and protect your wealth from loss.   But, entrepreneurs are a different type of person than employees.  We have different mindsets.  We think about the world differently.   Today, I want to explore how to use our entrepreneurial characteristics as ways to get us to Financial Independence easier, faster, and with more certainty. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
10:27
January 22, 2021
Financial Independence for Women
In the 1960s women were granted the right to have their own personal bank account.  In the 1970s women could get a personal credit card. What vestiges of the male dominated financial world still exist today? Many! We don't need to list them. Instead, let's take a look at what a more feminine approach to money might look like. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
06:43
January 21, 2021
#WisdomWednesday #InaugurationDay Edition
Some wisdom from Mahatma Gandhi for you on Inauguration day.  No matter your political affiliation or non-affiliation his words are what I think we need to remember. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
02:13
January 20, 2021
#TriviaTuesday - What % of Americans earn $100k+ in 2019?
Today's Trivia Tuesday question is: What % of Americans earn $100k+ in 2019? In this episode I'll share the answer and what it could mean for your financial future. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
03:04
January 19, 2021
Money Questions Every 30-Something Should Ask #3
Okay, maybe you're not 30-something or maybe you are.  This episode is for you if you're in a life stage where you've got some consistency of your income, you're covering your own expenses, and you're starting to think about what you want to do to be responsible with your money. Yes, you want to still enjoy life but you know you have to be smart about it.  Do you put extra money toward debt? Do you contribute to a 401k or IRA? Do you get life insurance? Do you take extra vacations? There are lots of questions that come up in this life stage. In this series of episodes, I want to empower you with the questions I believe could totally transform your life and your journey to financial independence.  Your answers to these questions reveal a lot about what financial products and strategies are right for you. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
08:24
January 18, 2021
Money Questions Every 30-Something Should Ask #2
Okay, maybe you're not 30-something or maybe you are.  This episode is for you if you're in a life stage where you've got some consistency of your income, you're covering your own expenses, and you're starting to think about what you want to do to be responsible with your money. Yes, you want to still enjoy life but you know you have to be smart about it.  Do you put extra money toward debt? Do you contribute to a 401k or IRA? Do you get life insurance? Do you take extra vacations? There are lots of questions that come up in this life stage. In this series of episodes, I want to empower you with the questions I believe could totally transform your life and your journey to financial independence.  Your answers to these questions reveal a lot about what financial products and strategies are right for you. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
07:44
January 15, 2021
Money Questions Every 30-Something Should Ask #1
Watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/y8lSZSrtqy4 Download the Money Matrix here: https://grandmaswealthwisdom.com/quizresults-2/ Okay, maybe you're not 30-something or maybe you are.  This episode is for you if you're in a life stage where you've got some consistency of your income, you're covering your own expenses, and you're starting to think about what you want to do to be responsible with your money.   Yes, you want to still enjoy life but you know you have to be smart about it.  Do you put extra money toward debt? Do you contribute to a 401k or IRA? Do you get life insurance? Do you take extra vacations?  There are lots of questions that come up in this life stage.   In this series of episodes, I want to empower you with the questions I believe could totally transform your life and your journey to financial independence.  Your answers to these questions reveal a lot about what financial products and strategies are right for you. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
09:28
January 14, 2021
#WisdomWednesday - Why Do People Feel They HAVE to Participate in the Stock Market?
This question came up in my research for an episode. Then, when I thought about it, I recognized this pull in almost all of my clients... I even sometimes wonder myself, "Am I missing out???" --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
05:09
January 13, 2021
#TriviaTuesday: 50 or 20 year olds? Who's more likely to achieve their resolutions?
A study from 2016 revealed a lot of facts about New Year's Resolutions, including that most people don't last longer than the month of January.   Here's a fun one I hadn't heard before:  Who's more likely to achieve their resolution, someone in their 50s or someone in their 20s? --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
01:45
January 12, 2021
My Top Tips for Making a Financial Change in 2021
Many people are done with New Year's Resolutions that involved doing something consistent.  Like those who said, "I'm going to not eat any sugar this year." have likely already caved in some way.   Many of us who set goals like, ""By the end of 2021, I'm going to..."" are starting to feel like they're already behind on accomplishing that goal.   Today, I want to give you 5 tips for making whatever financial change you have your mind on this year... whether it be a resolution, a goal, or an intention.   If you want to make a change, this episode is about how to actually make it happen. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
09:48
January 11, 2021
What Financial Changes to Make in 2021
Follow along with the video version of this episode here: https://youtu.be/qeHSGKu57Kg  Check out the YNAB article here: https://www.youneedabudget.com/20-money-resolutions-for-the-new-year/  --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
13:05
January 8, 2021
If You Do Nothing Else in 2021, Do This One Thing
Watch along with Amanda and complete your "I Love You" document here: https://youtu.be/d6w4FH4BlUs --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
08:28
January 7, 2021
#WisdomWednesday - From Socrates/Plato - Speak with Truth
How to judge content. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
02:52
January 6, 2021
#TriviaTuesday - How many business would close if a loss of revenue?
--- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
02:01
January 5, 2021
A Personal Look into my Financial Independence Journey Volume 3
An inside look into how we set our revenue goal for 2021 using the Profit First concept. Watch the video version here: https://youtu.be/K4o5279ID70 --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
07:52
January 4, 2021
How I Avoid the Biggest Threats to Becoming a Millionaire
We've gone over the threats.  Now, I'll share how I avoid them and you see if anything makes sense to you and your journey. I think it's worth it to say this one more time. I'm not a millionaire yet but I plan to be one day.  It's not because I want to be super wealthy.  It's because I believe I'll need at least $1 million to spend when my body, my brain or both or some other reason like caring for a loved one makes it so that I'm unable to work any longer.  I say at least $1 million because inflation might make is 3-10 times that. Whether you're on a Financial Independence journey, you just want to leave your 9 to 5 or you just want protection in case you can no longer work, becoming a millionaire is a lot of people's goals. So, I've been looking for how millionaires got and stay that way.  Today I want to share with you what I've found about avoiding the biggest threats to building wealth. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
11:35
December 30, 2020
Biggest Threats to Becoming a Millionaire #4
Full disclosure, I'm not a millionaire yet but I plan to be one day.  It's not because I want to be super wealthy.  It's because I believe I'll need at least $1 million to spend when my body, my brain or both or some other reason like caring for a loved one makes it so that I'm unable to work any longer.  I say at least $1 million because inflation might make is 3-10 times that.  Whether you're on a Financial Independence journey, you just want to leave your 9 to 5 or you just want protection in case you can no longer work, becoming a millionaire is a lot of people's goal.  So, I've been looking for how millionaires got that way.  Today I want to share with you what I've found. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
07:04
December 29, 2020
Biggest Threats to Becoming a Millionaire #3
Full disclosure, I'm not a millionaire yet but I plan to be one day.  It's not because I want to be super wealthy.  It's because I believe I'll need at least $1 million to spend when my body, my brain or both or some other reason like caring for a loved one makes it so that I'm unable to work any longer.  I say at least $1 million because inflation might make is 3-10 times that. Whether you're on a Financial Independence journey, you just want to leave your 9 to 5 or you just want protection in case you can no longer work, becoming a millionaire is a lot of people's goal. So, I've been looking for how millionaires got that way.  Today I want to share with you what I've found. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
07:09
December 28, 2020
Biggest Threats to Becoming a Millionaire #2
For the chart and numbers, watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/WYKssPG3_90 Full disclosure, I'm not a millionaire yet but I plan to be one day.  It's not because I want to be super wealthy.  It's because I believe I'll need at least $1 million to spend when my body, my brain or both or some other reason like caring for a loved one makes it so that I'm unable to work any longer.  I say at least $1 million because inflation might make is 3-10 times that. Whether you're on a Financial Independence journey, you just want to leave your 9 to 5 or you just want protection in case you can no longer work, becoming a millionaire is a lot of people's goal. So, I've been looking for how millionaires got that way.  Today I want to share with you what I've found. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
08:43
December 23, 2020
Biggest Threats to Becoming a Millionaire #1
For the chart and numbers, watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/bLWFNq7t3Ng Full disclosure, I'm not a millionaire yet but I plan to be one day.  It's not because I want to be super wealthy.  It's because I believe I'll need at least $1 million to spend when my body, my brain or both or some other reason like caring for a loved one makes it so that I'm unable to work any longer.  I say at least $1 million because inflation might make is 3-10 times that. Whether you're on a Financial Independence journey, you just want to leave your 9 to 5 or you just want protection in case you can no longer work, becoming a millionaire is a lot of people's goal. So, I've been looking for how millionaires got that way.  Today I want to share with you what I've found. Lots of people are talking about the first 2 but I haven't found anyone talking about the 3rd. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
09:28
December 22, 2020
The 3 Time-Tested Rules of Millionaires
Full disclosure, I'm not a millionaire yet but I plan to be one day.  It's not because I want to be super wealthy.  It's because I believe I'll need at least $1 million to spend when my body, my brain or both or some other reason like caring for a loved one makes it so that I'm unable to work any longer.  I say at least $1 million because inflation might make is 3-10 times that. Whether you're on a Financial Independence journey, you just want to leave your 9 to 5 or you just want protection in case you can no longer work, becoming a millionaire is a lot of people's goal. So, I've been looking for how millionaires got that way.  Today I want to share with you what I've found. Lots of people are talking about the first 2 but I haven't found anyone talking about the 3rd. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
04:11
December 21, 2020
Bank On Yourself FAQ 5: What's Required to Get Started?
We're trying a different style of episode. Let us know if you like this more off-the-cuff approach. Find out more about Bank On Yourself now: https://www.bankonyourself.com/findoutmorenow?wp_src=AN79 --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
07:22
December 18, 2020
Bank On Yourself FAQ 4: Why Would I Pay Interest On My Own Money?
Watch the video version here: https://youtu.be/ZdNghrfqtok We're trying a different style of episode. Let us know if you like this more off-the-cuff approach. Find out more about Bank On Yourself now: https://www.bankonyourself.com/findoutmorenow?wp_src=AN79 --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
13:05
December 17, 2020
Bank On Yourself FAQ 3: What are the Downsides?
We're trying a different style of episode. Let us know if you like this more off-the-cuff approach. Find out more about Bank On Yourself now: https://www.bankonyourself.com/findoutmorenow?wp_src=AN79 --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
07:29
December 16, 2020
Bank On Yourself FAQ 2: When Can I Access My Cash?
We're trying a different style of episode. Let us know if you like this more off-the-cuff approach. Find out more about Bank On Yourself now: https://www.bankonyourself.com/findoutmorenow?wp_src=AN79 --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
04:16
December 15, 2020
Bank On Yourself FAQ 1: Aren't the Fees and Commissions too High?
We're trying a different style of episode. Let us know if you like this more off-the-cuff approach. Find out more about Bank On Yourself now: https://www.bankonyourself.com/findoutmorenow?wp_src=AN79 --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Important Deets: This content is for general information only and not for the purposes of providing legal, accounting, or investment advice. On such matters, please consult a professional who knows your specific situation. This content is not a solicitation. Our purpose is simply to spread knowledge and get people thinking!
06:06
December 14, 2020
Where I Stash My Safe and Liquid Cash Reserves (Hint: Infinite Banking / Bank On Yourself)
Safe and liquid cash reserves are so important.   Life happens.  We go through a rough time and without cash reserves we have to go into debt to make it through.  We have opportunities come our way but without cash reserves we have to turn them down.   Yet, with cash reserves, we have more flexibility to get through adversity and jump on a great opportunity. Personally, I started building my cash reserves in earnest about 7 years ago and they have been there for me time and time again.   Today, I want to share my story and where I have my funds so that they are safe, accessible, AND have better growth than a savings account or money market fund. Find out more now: https://www.bankonyourself.com/findoutmorenow?wp_src=AN79 --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
09:27
December 11, 2020
Financial Independence for Beginners
So you've decided you want to pursue Financial Independence or at least explore it to see if you might want to take it seriously. It seems pretty daunting a task to undertake. Is it even possible from where you're starting? What are you going to have to sacrifice in order to make it happen? Are you willing to make those sacrifices in the short term?  Wouldn't it be better to enjoy life as much as possible now? I hear you with all these questions.  I feel them too.  Financial Independence as typically defined isn't something that you achieve by accident and there's a lot of work that goes into it.   Where is a beginner to start if you want to determine if FI is possible and worth the work?   Let's explore these questions together. Here's the image I share in the episode: https://grandmaswealthwisdom.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/StablePyramid.png  --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
10:39
December 10, 2020
Financial Independence - Where To Start
I'm not going to mansplain anything to you in this episode.  You know the basics - spend less than you make, make more, pay off debt, save and invest, blah, blah, blah. You know to do those types of things BUT you aren't seeing results as quickly as you want AND your biggest concern is if something changes and knocks you off course.  Plus, you want to enjoy life now as well as later. I hear you.  That's why I take a different approach to where to start for financial independence.  And I'm super pumped to share it with you today. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
11:29
December 9, 2020
What is Financial Independence?
I don't remember when I first heard about the FIRE Movement (Financial Independence, Retire Early).   If I were to guess, it was Brandon, my hubby, who read about it on the interwebs and told me about it.  He's always finding random stuff on the interwebs.  If I were to guess, my first response might have been, "Good for them but not for me. I've got work I believe in and am building my own career, why would I need financial independence or early retirement?  You know, if you love what you do you never work a day in your life." But then, over time, the idea of Financial Independence has really stuck with me.   I'm not quite there with the retire early... maybe because I don't work for the man anymore already and could see myself doing what I do for a really long time and continuing to enjoy it and keep learning and growing as a human being. Financial Independence has become appealing to me because I've learned to define it not as a destination like "retirement" but as a journey.   It's waking up each day and asking, "How can I be more financially independent today?"  If this idea resonates with you, welcome... --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
09:55
December 8, 2020
A Personal Look into my Financial Independence Journey Volume 2
If you missed volume 1, let me catch you up, check it out here: For my unique definition of FI, 1 of the goals I have is to 17x my net worth.  This past month I had a slight set back.  I want to share the story with you and help you learn from my mistake and what I did to not make it worse than it already was. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
13:12
December 7, 2020
Spark Hope with Money this Holiday Season
Happy Holidays!  If you're catching this episode when it airs, we're officially into the holiday season.  It's a little different this year with the Rona but, I hope, like me, you're determined to make it special. I'm determined to spread some holiday cheer as well.  There are 3 tiny words that really encapsulate the season for me.  The first one is Joy. The second one is Peace. Check out our last 2 episodes for how to spark joy and peace with your money this holiday season.  Today, I want to explore the third one, which is hope. Hope plays a big role in the various holidays celebrated this month.  The candles of the menorah for Hanukkah represent a growing hope as the light grows brighter each day.  The word "Advent" which leads up to the Christian Christmas literally translates "coming" and there's a hope of expectant waiting and preparation.  The naming of Kwanzaa was derived from a phrase meaning "first fruits" in Swahili and there's so much hope in the first fruits for a plentiful harvest.  Even the hope of a child going to bed on Christmas Eve with the celebrations to come Christmas day is inspiring.  But what about finding hope with money?  We don't know if there's some brighter light coming.   It's hard to be expectant and prepare when the future is so uncertain.   We have our fruit for today but we don't know what we'll harvest tomorrow.   There's no Santa Claus of money.   But what if you could be your own Santa Claus of money?  What if you could find hope in even the simplest of actions?   Guess what.  I think you can. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
10:09
December 4, 2020
Spark Peace with Money this Holiday Season
Happy Holidays!  If you're catching this episode when it airs, we're officially into the holiday season.  It's a little different this year with the Rona  but, I hope, like me, you're determined to make it special. I'm determined to spread some holiday cheer as well.  There are 3 tiny words that really encapsulate the season for me.  The first one is Joy.  Check out our last episode for how to spark joy with your money this holiday season.  Today, I want to explore the second one, which is peace. When I think of holiday peace, so many Christmas songs pop into my head but especially Silent Night... You know "Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright..."  I've heard that if Mary was telling the story, it might not have been so silent... she was giving birth after all. For me, I'm a big fan of having a peaceful holiday season. Nothing says peaceful to me like sitting in a chair, drinking some hot tea, and looking at the Christmas Tree.  Maybe with COVID, this holiday season will be more peaceful in some ways - not so many holiday parties to attend and more nights relaxing with some hot tea...  But there's still a lot of uncertainty about the pandemic, the economy, the country's leadership (as of the recording), maybe too many of us will spend the season worrying and anxious despite the lights sparkling on our trees or from our candles.   What if we could find some peace with our money in the midst of all of it? --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
10:42
December 3, 2020
Spark Joy with Money this Holiday Season
Happy Holidays!  If you're catching this episode when it airs, we're officially into the holiday season.  It's a little different this year with the Rona but, I hope, like me, you're determined to make it special. I'm determined to spread some holiday cheer as well.  There are 3 tiny words that really encapsulate the season for me.  The first one is Joy.   Who couldn't use a little more joy right now???  And since this is a channel about money, I have to ask, "Is it possible to have more joy with money?  What might it look like to spark joy with money in December 2020 and beyond?" --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
07:45
December 2, 2020
Give Now or Give Later?
Give a woman a fish and she'll eat for a day.  Teach a woman to fish and she'll eat every day. Happy Giving Tuesday if you're watching when this episode airs.   If you're watching later, happy giving any day.  Being charitable and giving isn't just a one time thing.   Giving Tuesday was started to celebrate the American spirit of generosity and the tradition of giving. Today, I want to tell you the story about one of the most impactful gifts ever given in American history.  It has opened up my mind tremendously when it comes to giving.  You see, I personally give a portion of every dollar I receive first (even before saving) and then give a little extra for good measure.  To not do so and maybe even save up to give a larger one time gift, to me seems irresponsible. Charities need the money now and can do so much good now, why wait.  But this story has inspired me to think a little differently about what it means to be charitable and make an impact through giving. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Source/Inspiration: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin#Bequest and https://www.historynet.com/ben-franklins-gift-keeps-giving.htm
10:02
December 1, 2020
Live Life or Save Money?
You only have one life.  Better live it now because you don't know if you get tomorrow. A stitch in time saves nine.  Better save for the future because you never know when you'll need your savings but you'll be glad you have it. It's an age old question... Life live or save money? Today, I'll share a few thoughts and invite you to a live show where you can hear more... significant others from the opposite team are invited. Join in on the live show for the entire debate and help decide who wins here: https://bit.ly/Save121 (case sensitive) --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
08:28
November 30, 2020
Top 10 Things I'm Thankful For - Thanksgiving 2020 Edition
There is so much to be thankful for this year... my life and health being a big one. I did my first 10 Things I'm Thankful For in 2009 on a blog.  I've repeated the practice many years in public form and thought I should do it again this year.   My hope is to inspire you to be grateful as well - maybe for something you haven't thought of lately.   As a quote I came across recently says, “Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not the mind”. - Lionel Hampton --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Links for more about #9 and #8 on the list: https://charleseisenstein.org/, https://womenbelong.com/
07:46
November 25, 2020
What's More Important than Life Insurance?
As we approach the holiday season, it's a great opportunity to reflect on what we're thankful for.  It's also a good time to dream a little beyond just our needs to our wants... What do you want for a present this year? Typically, financial professionals are going to invite you to consider your wants verses your needs so that you'll spend less and invest more with them... raising their fees. I want to flip the script and ask you, "What do you really need?" Do you need a huge ROI?  Do you need an emergency fund?  Do you need a budgeting software?  Do you need to give yourself a break and allow yourself to spend a little more freely?  Do you need life insurance?  What do you really, truly need? --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
09:04
November 24, 2020
A Home for My Money
Home takes on a whole new meaning in the world of quarantines and stay at home orders. Home is where the heart is.  Home sweet home.  We're all home girls right now. Maybe homesick is now instead of missing home it means, "I can't wait to get out of my home." Maybe homework isn't what you do between days of school but the work you do at home. Lots of moms and dads are "stay-at-home" parents these days. Some continuing to work and too many losing their jobs because they have to take care of the kiddos. No matter what, I hope you can resonate with the idea that there's no place like home.  For you and for your money. I don't mean store your money at home or in the dry wall of your home but that your money needs a home - a place to live.   Let's explore the idea of finding a home for your money. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
11:57
November 23, 2020
How I Keep My Money from Getting Quarantined
Every one's experience with sheltering in place is different.  Some relish the chance for some peace and quiet.  Others wish they could escape the noisiness at home with the kiddos around all the time. But what if you had to be quarantined or shelter in place for 83.5 years??? That wouldn't be very fun. Yet, many people's dollars are locked up for a similar period of time... even worse than quarantine, they are in prison! Today, I want to share how this works and how to stop it from happening to ALL your money like I have. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
08:54
November 20, 2020
Here’s the Truth About the Stock Markets
This episode is going to seem like I'm picking a fight.  I'm not.   But I think you should hear a different perspective than what you typically hear, see, and read in the media and from reputable publications.   In fact, I'm going to pull up an article from a source many women use and then pull up the research that they based the article on.  I'll pull back the curtain on their data. Then I'll show you some research that isn't widely known and where you can find it. My only pitch today will be this: Please take time to look at actual numbers. And, always take the time to look at the numbers in your particular situation. Don’t just take someone at their word; take the time to make an objective decision based on facts and work with a financial professional who's willing to do that with you. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Source/Inspiration: https://www.ellevest.com/magazine/investing/truth-about-stock-markets and https://www.credit-suisse.com/media/assets/corporate/docs/about-us/research/publications/credit-suisse-global-investment-returns-yearbook-2020-summary-edition.pdf Get the alternative data here: https://theinsuranceproblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Miller-WholeLife.pdf
17:58
November 19, 2020
Why I Don't Save My Money in a Savings Account (and Where I Save Instead)
You might think you already know what I'm going to say in this episode - that savings accounts don't give enough interest - they aren't even keeping up with inflation so I'd be losing money in a savings account when I factor in the time value of money.   While that's true... that's not the main reason I don't use a savings account to save, except for a very small buffer. Low interest is not even in my top 5. I look forward to sharing my top 5 and the alternative I've found that solves all 5. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
18:37
November 18, 2020
How I Align My Money with My Values
Here's my biggest beef with many of those promoting the FIRE Movement. With their left hand, they are promoting living a frugal life and only buying what you need and littls bit of what you want - mostly experiences over stuff. With their right hand, they are telling people to put their savings into the stock market via ETFs and Index Funds... thereby counting on others to spend a lot so that companies remain profitable and their stock value goes up. Their left hand and right hand aren't in sync. There's another movement within FIRE calling themselves Fat FIRE.  They seem to be acknowledging that they want to spend as they like and just save more to do it. This is just 1 example though of the kinds of tough choices we need to make when it comes to aligning our money with our values.  Today, I want to tell you a little of my story and the choices I've made to align my spending and saving with what I believe, value, and with the world I want to help create. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Video mentioned in the show: https://youtu.be/LtmJkJY06uM - Compare/contrast debt payoff strategies.
12:33
November 17, 2020
How Change Impacts Your Money
I fundamentally believe change is coming and we live in the midst of a period of great transition.  I don't have a crystal ball but I know 2 things.   First I know this great transition WILL make some people rich and it will leave others completely destitute.  The 2nd thing I know is that this great transition WILL be shaped and formed and our experience of the great transition will be shaped and formed by the choices we make... including and maybe especially the choices we make with our money. My invitation to you in this episode and the entire series this episode kicks off is an invitation to be part of bending the change toward social justice, equality, and equity in society and throughout our money system AND to ensure that you, those you love, and as many people as possible don't end up on the destitute end of the impact.    I invite you to join in the change and thereby hasten it's happening and help create the change you want to see for yourself, those you love, and the most vulnerable among us. As you will hear me say time and time again, the change happens 1 household at a time and makes the grand solution easier. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
09:43
November 16, 2020
YNAB for Business
Thinking about using YNAB for business?  Here are my 5 tips for doing it easily and quickly.   You don't have time to overcomplicate this! Watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/L4xhu76EFqI Find out more about Profit First here: https://go.grandmaswealthwisdom.com/profit1 --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Source/Inspiration: YNAB
09:59
November 13, 2020
YNAB How to Budget Savings and Investing
First of all, if you're listening to this episode, congrats!  That means you have savings.  You're breaking the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle and developing a savings muscle or habit that can bring you into a better and brighter future.  Kudos to you! But now you've entered the land of trying to figure out how your YNAB should change because you have extra funds.  Welcome to this glorious land of savings.  Let me show you around and help you get acquainted. Watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/7vxepJOYtag --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Source/Inspiration: YNAB
15:34
November 12, 2020
YNAB At the End of the Month
The end of the month / beginning of the month are my favorite times.  We get paid monthly so it's when I wrap up the previous month and set up the next month.  What I do in my YNAB though is not what everyone does. Most people do what I think what YNAB teaches... to budget any extra dollars into the next month and start working on getting a month ahead.  That doesn't work for me. If my grocery budget is $400 and I only spend $300, then I roll over $100 to the next month, I'll likely spend $500 the next month - my typical $400 and the extra $100.   Instead, when Brandon and I sit down for our monthly money meeting to wrap up the month and set up the next month, we use it as an opportunity to align our money with our top priorities.  Today, I'll reveal our process and you can consider if this will work for you too. Watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/3Cpwglffxac --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Source/Inspiration: YNAB
12:18
November 11, 2020
YNAB for Beginners
YNAB has some really great tutorials and workshops for beginners.  I suggest checking out their site to learn more (referral link).  This episode isn't meant to replace their getting started guides.   Instead I want to share what I wish I would've known when I started or what I've found friends hadn't learned yet when I've checked in on how their YNAB journey is going. Here are my top 5 tips for beginners of YNAB. Watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/_vUtZJTLusI --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Source/Inspiration: YNAB
11:53
November 10, 2020
How YNAB Changed My Life
I can still picture the white walls and the sparsely furnished room where I set up a little desk area to start the arduous task of combining Brandon and my households and budgets when we got married. It was a cold room and my budgeting skills were icy at best. There were wedding expenses to finish up, new student loan payments coming, and 2 different money systems to combine. I had tracked everything with paper and pen before I got married but there was a lot more to track. I don't think Brandon tracked much at all because I didn't have any data to get started.  After much deliberating on softwares and where to focus, we settled on not really tracking much... Little did I know a few years earlier another couple had gotten married and decided to watch their money very closely. Jesse, the groom, created a spreadsheet that had turned into a software in 2004 but either I never saw it or chose to ignore it... to my detriment. Watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/OozVjo-t0Ng --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Source/Inspiration: YNAB
10:57
November 9, 2020
My Fellow Millennials, The Next 2 Decades are Ours for the Taking
As I'm writing the episode content for this week, I just got a news alert that popped into my inbox on the other screen, "Stocks suffer their worst drop..."   It's been an all too common headline this year.  Whenever I see it, I laugh/cry at the same time. I cry because I'm thinking about how many people have 99% or more of their net worth in the stock market and I feel for them.  The times have been turbulent even before 2020 and who knows what the future holds. I also laugh a little bit for 2 reasons:  (1) I know someone, somewhere is still getting rich when the market tumbles... maybe even more so because of bets they've placed and  (2) I know all my clients aren't paying much attention or are breathing a sigh of relief that they don't gamble in the market like everyone else is. I share this because the Boomers have their own retirement crisis to worry about (can you imagine being retired right now and seeing your stocks dip over and over again this year) but experts are now looking at us Millennials and claiming we might be in an even worse shape.   But it doesn't have to be this way...  No matter what happens with the market, I'm here to give you some ideas HOW NOT to Be the New Face of a Retirement Crisis --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Source/Inspiration: https://mattstoller.substack.com/welcome
10:49
November 6, 2020
Hey Entrepreneurs, What are you doing with Your Old 401ks?
Congrats my fellow entrepreneur, you took the leap... you left the 9 to 5... you're out of the rat race... But there's 1 major decision that you keep forgetting to make...  There's a pile of money just sitting there.  You've been told time and again, not to touch it... don't even look at the balance. But it's money you could put to use in your business.  Should you?   Should you cash out your 401k from your previous employer so you can use those funds in your business?   Mainstream advice says, "Hell no."  If you want some truly entrepreneurial advice, I've got some great food for thought today. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Source/Inspiration: https://www.fool.com/retirement/2020/08/15/thinking-of-taking-a-cares-act-retirement-plan-wit/
07:04
November 5, 2020
Retirement Planning for Freelancers and Independent Contractors
If you listened to the last episode, you know this acronym already... YOYO - You're On Your Own.  As a freelancer or independent contractor, you likely feel even more on your own for retirement than even the small business owner. You likely don't really have a business to sell. Your income is based on your talent, skill, knowledge, and experience. Like the business owner, you might want or plan to work forever but the stats show you might be forced into retirement by illness, industry changes, or any number of things. So, what's a freelancer or independent contractor to do? If you're sick and tired of being told the typical advice that you have to lock away your money and put it at risk within a 401k or IRA, then, you're in luck.   That's NOT what this video is about...  In fact, I want to introduce you to an entirely different way to have money in case you decide to or need to stop working... it's so revolutionary that your grandma probably did it. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
06:46
November 4, 2020
Retirement Planning for Small Business Owners
Today's episode can be summed up in 1 acronym.  For small business owners, when it comes to retirement it's YOYO - You're On Your Own. You don't have some magical "free money" match to your 401k from an employer - you're the employer.  You're even paying BOTH the employee and the employer sides of Social Security and Medicare.  And even worse than those 2 things is that it's hard to find someone to be on your side and help you develop a personal and business "retirement" plan without charging you an arm and a leg even when they don't take the time to understand your business and personal goals and needs. It's frustrating, I get it... but it's still important to ask, "What's my exit plan?" And if the past decade has taught us anything, it's taught us we can't plan on selling our businesses.  How many mom-n-pop hardware schools closed instead of selling because of the big box and online retailers selling hardware? How many of our generation are able to buy businesses even if we wanted to? But there is a better way.  There's a way to embrace YOYO and take control to secure your future... and don't worry, it's not going to mean your business grows too slowly or that you have to scrimp and save. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Follow up link to find out more now: https://www.bankonyourself.com/findoutmorenow?wp_src=AN79  or go to findoutmorenow.com and enter code AN79.
08:00
November 3, 2020
A Personal Look into my Financial Independence Journey Volume 1
As you might be aware, we promote an alternative approach to Financial Independence on this channel - a more entrepreneurial and feminine one. But have you ever wondered, "I'm curious what this chick is doing herself.  What does her approach look like?" Now, I've told a lot of stories from my entrepreneurial journey and the ups and downs of business but I've never drawn back the curtain on my personal financial journey. Today that changes.  Welcome to the behind-the-scenes peak. View this episode on YouTube for the visuals: https://youtu.be/z5NNHJORjdE. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
13:53
November 2, 2020
Put Your Money Where You Mouth Is
If you're listening to this the day it airs, tomorrow is Halloween and election day is next week.  Some pretty scary days ahead... LOL Voting is a great way to take action in support of your statements, opinions, and values.  If you haven't yet, please vote! As you cast your ballot and think about the results of our collective action, I invite you to also think about how you vote with your money every single day.   From where you spend to how you save and invest to who you owe money to, your dollars are supporting or harming people every single day.   Wouldn't it be a good idea to make sure your dollars are aligned with your values?   Isn't it a powerful human responsibility to put your money where your mouth is and take action in support of your values?   If you'd like to do that or want to learn how to do that better, you're in the right place...  I can pretty much guarantee you that what I share today isn't what you'll hear any where else. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
06:55
October 30, 2020
How to Save Money
We all know we SHOULD save but it's easier said than done.  Why save when today has enough worries of its own?  Can't we just let tomorrow worry about itself? On the flip side, if we never save, we'll never break the paycheck to paycheck cycle and we might even go into debt when an emergency arrives.  We'll also never have the cash to do some really awesome things like major vacations or putting a down payment on a home. I'm a big believer in saving money to help increase our happiness level - a nice security blanket of savings has very much increased my happiness level.   And like I shared in the last episode, the wealthy who remain happy create a security blanket rather than give themselves everything they want. So, if you want some extra motivation and some great how to's for increasing your saving, that's exactly what I have for you today. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
07:32
October 29, 2020
Defeating the Mo' Money Mo' Problems Trap
Notorious B.I.G. said it in the late 90s. In 2012 Richard Watts published a book titled, "Fables of Fortune: What Rich People Have That You Don't Want."  He actually makes a really good point that us middle income Americans probably have things the rich would love to have but don't.  While we're dreaming away about something we'll likely never have, they are dreaming about what we've already got. In an NPR interview I found, Richard shares that the wealthy people who have not created more problems for themselves have 1 thing in common.   I'll share that with you today and how you can forego more problems as your income and wealth increase. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Source/Inspiration: https://www.npr.org/2012/05/08/152258879/can-mo-money-really-mean-mo-problems
07:55
October 28, 2020
My Top 10 Money Affirmations
You might have heard others talk about the law of attraction and abundance affirmations that attract more than enough to you. I have a different approach to money affirmations.  Sometimes it's less about the money and more about enjoying life more.  Sometimes it's more about personal growth than making our wallet fatter.  Sometimes it's about healing or values or time freedom.   If you're looking for money affirmations that go beyond "I am a magnet for money" then you're in the right place.   Here are my top 10 money affirmations that go beyond money to total life transformation. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
07:50
October 27, 2020
Money verses Happiness
Does money = happiness?  Do those who are happy make more money?  Does making more money make you more happy? Maybe you think a lack of money can lead to a lack of happiness.  Consider the subsistence farmer who grows all her own food and has plenty to share but doesn't make money.  Do you think she can't be happy? Maybe you think a depressed person can't make a lot of money.  Consider how many in Hollywood appear to be happy but inside they are far from it... and yet they make millions. Money and happiness and often misunderstood.   Today, I want to share with you how you might be happier and have a healthy relationship with money.   Might it be those with a healthy relationship with money - no matter how much or how little they have - be the happiest people on the planet?   And more importantly, what does that mean for you? --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
08:09
October 26, 2020
Profit First for Our Employees
Ever wondered what it's like to work for an entrepreneur? The entrepreneur is building their dream, taking all the credit, and can feel betrayed if any of the initial team leaves. It's not for everybody. If you're the entrepreneur, I believe there's 1 key component that will make you a better employer.  Solve this and most everything else will fall into place. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Source/Inspiration: Profit First
07:52
October 23, 2020
Profit First Because the Children Are Watching
A 2015 study in Sweden found that children with entrepreneurial parents were very likely to become entrepreneurs themselves.  It was actually even more likely if the child was adopted by an entrepreneur. AND it stuck to gender lines.  If the mom was an entrepreneur, her daughter was more likely to be an entrepreneur.   Our kids look to us as role models.  I think we know this and didn't need a study to tell us. But what if you don't have kids?  What if you feel like you're not being a good role model to kids, family, friends, the next generation as a whole? Today, I want to share with you why I believe Profit First gives you an easy way to inspire future entrepreneurs or at least show those you love that you care about them and want to be with them. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Source/Inspiration: Profit First
08:37
October 22, 2020
Profit First Because the Goal is Sustainability NOT Burnout
Burnout and depression for entrepreneurs is real.   One survey found that about 1 out of 3 entrepreneurs experience the effects of depression and half of those (1 out 6 in total) experience full on burnout.  If you're keeping track that's about 17% of entrepreneurs who will burnout.  And that study was from May 2019... long before the pandemic. I've had my own experience here and will tell you that story but first I want you to know this: If you are experiencing depression or burnout, it's not your fault.  There are so many factors at play - air pollution, social distancing, general uncertainty.  I'm going to share some ideas that are within your control but please keep in mind, this is a complex area and you deserve professional help if you believe it would be beneficial.   You can get through it and create a better life for yourself. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Source/Inspiration: Profit First
07:56
October 21, 2020
Profit First Because Anything Less is Selfish
Here's a controversial idea: We all do everything we do because we are selfish.  Even giving to charity is because we are selfish.  We give in order to feel good and relieve a sense of guilt if we didn't give. We have children because we selfishly want that unconditional love and to pass on ourselves to the future. We get pets for that unconditional love as well. Everyone is selfish.  It's human nature. But some are more selfish than others.  They take more and more at the expense of others. Today we ask the question, "Is taking a profit from your business too selfish?" --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Source/Inspiration: Profit First
07:43
October 20, 2020
Profit First Because I Deserve It
Deserve is such a loaded term.   "She got what she deserved" has such negative connotations.   On the flip side, it reeks of entitlement, "I'm going to buy this [insert random item here] because I deserve it." Then there's the unfair side, "People don't always get what they deserve." Today, let's give new meaning to deserve.   I found a Haitian proverb, "Deserve, do not ask." As entrepreneurs and business owners, we have a unique opportunity to create what we feel we deserve.   But first we have to know what it is we deserve... we have to know our worth. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Source/Inspiration: Profit First
08:47
October 19, 2020
How to Start a Business: Step 5... Show Me the Money
In this series about How to Start a Business, this is the hardest episode for me to create.  Each person's and each business' situation is so unique that I hesitate to say blanket statements.   But there is 1 big mindset shift I've gone through in my journey as a business owner that I believe is crucial.  It's something I still think about regularly within my own business and as I work with other business owners.   You'll likely have experienced this if you're into your journey a little ways.  If you're just starting out with starting a business, I hope this shift is just around the corner. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
06:48
October 16, 2020
How to Start a Business: Step 4... When the Going Gets Tough
You might have heard someone say about starting and running a business, "If it were easy, every one would be doing it."   I think most of us know it's not going to be easy but I wonder just how many of us realize how hard it's going to be.   I know I didn't at the beginning.   And over time, I know many a business owner who has said, "If I knew it was going to be this hard, I probably never would've done it."   And yet, sunk cost fallacy kicks in and they have too many irons in the fire to walk away so they just stick with it hoping something will change. I was once at that point where all I could do is put 1 foot in front of the other and hope eventually a miracle would happen to make my business easier.  Literally, I woke up each morning and thought, "Okay, all I can do today is put 1 foot in front of the other."   Turns out the minor miracle did happen and it wasn't a big customer or a viral video.  It was something unexpected, as your might expect from a miracle. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
06:45
October 15, 2020
How to Start a Business: Step 3... The Lonely Factor
Starting a business is often touted as a lonely road.  Only you really have the passion and drive for your business.  Only you "get it."  You are your biggest cheerleader. All that is true to some extent but I don't think it has to be as lonely as some say.   What if starting a business was more like an old-fashioned barn-raising where the owner gets all the materials and has the plan but everyone in the community pitches in a little and the barn goes up in way less time? This way of starting a business is exactly what I did and it made it a lot easier and faster to get started.   Today, I want to share with you how you could do the same. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
06:40
October 14, 2020
How to Start a Business: Step 2... The Plan
I get it.  Not everyone is a planner.  I love planning.  Sometimes I love planning more than I love doing the plan. Whether you love or hate planning, taking some time to develop your business idea can make a big difference to whether your business succeeds or fails.   Today, I want to help your business succeed by telling you the top 2 things you need to know about taking your business idea and putting a plan around it.  Oh, and I share the #1 thing to avoid! --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
06:18
October 13, 2020
How to Start a Business: Step 1... The Idea
So many have the entrepreneurial spirit but lack a business idea.  Others have so many ideas that they can't pick one to pursue. Businesses are created when someone sees a need or opportunity and decide to fill that need or jump on the opportunity. How do you find the need or opportunity?  How do you know it's worth pursuing as a business? If you're thinking of starting a business or you have a side hustle that you'd like to make your full time hustle, I dedicate this series of episodes to you.  Today, we launch off with a few thoughts about finding your business idea. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
06:58
October 12, 2020
How to Birth a New Money Story
Giving birth in the US is expensive. Costs are increasing even as the US has one of the highest maternal-mortality rates in the developed world. Whether for a human or another mammal, the physical birthing process of a new life is one of nature's most beautiful processes but it's also one of the most dangerous. What if child birth is the perfect analogy for transforming our stories with money?   And you don't have to have given birth to understand the power of the analogy.   But you do have to approach the transformation of your story with money with wisdom so that it won't be dangerous. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! ---- Source/Inspiration: Sacred Economics (251-252), Ina May, my son
07:33
October 9, 2020
Business Cash Flow Made Easy
We live in a time when data is big.  There are so many numbers we can look at - gross sales, average customer spend, number of sales, frequency of purchase, margin, net income, operating income, conversions, followers, likes, and the list goes on. One of the most helpful things to learn as a business owner is what data is important and what can be ignored.  It's going to be different depending on your type of business...  but I've come across 1 word that summarizes the data I believe it most important for every single business.   This word lead me from 1 industry to an entirely different one.   If you're not careful, it might mess with you as well. Get a copy of the spreadsheet to go with this episode here: https://grandma.thinkific.com/courses/resources. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Source/Inspiration: Profit First, Profit First Nation
10:01
October 8, 2020
Money Management in 10 Words (33 Characters)
I'm going to say 10 words and then you can stop this episode because you'll know everything you need to know about my favorite formula for personal finance.  But if you want to get more technical and dive deeper, keep going. Get a copy of the spreadsheet to go with this episode here: https://grandma.thinkific.com/courses/resources. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! ---- Source/Inspiration: The Richest Man in Babylon
11:53
October 7, 2020
Throw the "Rules of Money" Out the Window?
If you've been tracking with our episodes so far, you know I just completed 5 days on the "Laws of Money" and then a day about the Golden Rule.  Today's title, "Throw the 'Rules of Money' Out the Window" might have caught you off guard. First of all, I'd say go back and re-listen to episodes 15 thru 20.  What you might notice is that the "Laws of money" aren't strict rules but more principles to be tailored.   Laws are written but then they have to be interpreted before they are implemented.  Even the Golden Rule looks different depending on your time and place. I've also put forward the idea that we're in the midst of a great transformation - with money and with so many things.  Not all of the old rules apply anymore. Today, I want to give you the alternative to "rules" and how you can develop a money system that can adapt as your life changes and as society transforms. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
07:47
October 6, 2020
The Golden Rule as a Doorway to Life Beyond the Rules
The Golden Rule (a common thread among the major religions) is misunderstood. Even the concept of Karma is misconstrued.   We think, "Do unto others as you would have them do to you." or "What goes around comes around."  But could there be a hidden door within The Golden Rule that opens to reveal a pathway to the greatest adventure of our lives?  Could Karma have another layer to it than simple cause and effect?   What can we learn about money from these 2 concepts? --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! ---- Source/Inspiration: Sacred Economics (153), https://tricycle.org/magazine/cause-and-effect/, Belinda Li
09:09
October 5, 2020
Financial Independence - the 5 Laws of Money in 2020 - Law 5
If you missed Law 1, Law 2, Law 3 and Law 4, please check them out. Congrats!  You made it to Law of Money #5.   #5 is the cherry on top of the first 4.  We all know the cherry is the most important part of the sundae or cocktail.  It's just not the same without a cherry.  So here's your cherry in the form of Law of Money #5.  It might just be the most controversial of them all. These Laws are inspired by the 5 Rules of Gold recorded in The Richest Man in Babylon by George S Clason and first published in 1926.  I'm paying my homage to him and modernizing and feminizing them for today. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! ---- Source/Inspiration: The Richest Man in Babylon
08:15
October 2, 2020
Financial Independence - the 5 Laws of Money in 2020 - Law 4
If you missed Law 1, Law 2 and Law 3, please check them out. Here we are with Law of Money #4.   This is so crucial by way of follow-up to Law 3 so be sure you've checked out Law 3. Laws 2 and 1 are also really good in order to get the most from this Law.   And remember, these laws were first published as ancient wisdom in 1926 in a book titled, "The Richest Man in Babylon" by George S. Clason.   Today, I'm modernizing them about 100 years... who knows maybe there will be a new edition, "The Wealthiest Woman in the World." --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! ---- Source/Inspiration: The Richest Man in Babylon
08:15
October 1, 2020
Financial Independence - the 5 Laws of Money in 2020 - Law 3
If you missed Law 1 and Law 2, please check them out.   These 5 Laws of Money might be the only wisdom you need to get you to Financial Independence.   They could also be the catalyst that helps you get your money in order so that you can take the next steps.   They aren't overly complicated but they don't happen by accident.  In fact, they take intentional action.     The Laws were first published as the 5 Rules of Gold back in 1926 in "The Richest Man in Babylon" by George S. Clason.  This week, I'm taking my stab at modernizing and feminizing them about 100 years.  You might call it "The Wealthiest Woman in the World."   And Law 3 might just be the most important to bring into the 21st Century. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! ---- Source/Inspiration: The Richest Man in Babylon
07:44
September 30, 2020
Financial Independence - the 5 Laws of Money in 2020 - Law 2
If you missed Law 1, please go back and check it out.  But here's what we're discussing: Do you think Warren Buffet got to where he is by accident?  What about the average person?  Could she be successful with money by accident? Yet, money doesn't have to be overcomplicated and thinking about money doesn't have to eat up our time or energy. This week, we're digging into 5 laws of money that are easy to understand, quick to set up, and could totally transform the next 30 years of your life.  They might even be all you need to know to reach Financial Independence These laws come from a book first published in 1926 with all the male chauvinism you might expect.  This is my attempt to bring it into a time almost 100 years later when so much has changed and yet so much remains the same.  The book is called, "The Richest Man in Bablyon" by George S. Clason.   Welcome to what might be considered "The Wealthiest Woman in the World." --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! ---- Source/Inspiration: The Richest Man in Babylon
09:42
September 29, 2020
Financial Independence - the 5 Laws of Money in 2020 - Law 1
As you might have picked up on this show so far, money isn't the end all be all for us.  In fact, we're not much into spending all of our time thinking about or making money.  We'd much rather be doing something else. So, we've tried to find the simplest (almost minimalistic) ways to set up our money systems so that they run efficiently and so we can do what we really love. We take some cues from the ultra-wealthy but add a dose of the average person who's doing things right in there too.  Do you think Warren Buffett got to where he is by accident?  Do you think the average person is going to manage their money successfully by accident?  No!  We take control. But taking control doesn't mean money has to eat up our time and energy.   This week, we're digging into 5 laws of money that are easy to understand, quick to set up, and can totally transform the next 30 years of your life.  They might even be all you need to reach Financial Independence These laws come from a book first published in 1926 with all the male chauvinism you might expect.  This is my attempt to bring it into a time almost 100 years later when so much has changed and yet so much remains the same.  The book is called, "The Richest Man in Bablyon" by George S. Clason.  The current rendition might be called "The Wealthiest Woman in the World." --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! ---- Source/Inspiration: The Richest Man in Babylon
11:11
September 28, 2020
[Social Change Part 5] Social Entrepreneurs Unite
You are likely familiar with the idea that the only constant is change.  Change is always happening.  Nothing ever stays the same. Today, I want to explore what it might look like to hasten positive change rather than allow negative change to take over.   I've been using a helpful analogy for over a decade that's given me the perspective I've needed to stick with social change efforts.   If you seek to do good for the less fortunate in and through your life and business and make some money for yourself by doing so... if you're a triple bottom line, mission-driven entrepreneur... I dedicate this episode to you! --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! ---- Source/Inspiration: Tri Robinson, all the awesome social entrepreneurs of the world!
11:57
September 25, 2020
[Social Change Part 4] Darwin's Evolution in 2020
While Darwin traveled the world doing the research that would eventually lead to his theory of natural selection, he wrote letters home to his sisters.   Interspersed with his cheerful narratives were requests for money from his father, Dr. Darwin. Because Darwin’s participation in the voyage was an independently funded enterprise, Dr. Darwin arranged for cash to be made available for his son at a succession of out-of-the-way places around the globe.  Darwin had said before the voyage that he would have to be "clever” to spend money while at sea. Amused, Dr. Darwin replied, “but they tell me you are very clever.” Setting sail for Tahiti from the coast of South America, Darwin wrote home to his sisters, “I verily believe I could spend money in the very moon. . . . My Fathers patience must be exhausted.” Darwin would go from being a young spend-thrift to recording every single penny that went through his hands and saving 50% of his annual income.   He was a "FI"er way back in the 1800s.   But is 2020 still in the time of "survival of the fittest" or might his own theories be evolving... especially as it relates to the economy and YOUR money? --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! ---- Source/Inspiration: Sacred Economics (250-251), https://www.neh.gov/humanities/2009/mayjune/feature/darwin-the-young-adventurer
08:40
September 24, 2020
[Social Change Part 3] Adulting is Hard But Beautiful
Being an adult looking back at childhood is kind of like being an astronaut in space looking back at the earth.   As astronaut Rusty Schweickart puts it, "From the moon, the Earth is so small and so fragile... you can block it with your thumb. Then you realize that on that spot, the little blue and white thing, is everything that means anything to you - all of history and music and poetry and art and death and birth and love... all of it right there on that little spot that you can cover with your thumb. And you realize from that perspective that you've changed forever, that there is something new there, that the relationship is no longer what it was." Seeing Mother Earth from the perspective of outer space has changed human history.  We're different daughters now. Turns out the mother/daughter relationship has something to teach us about the future of money and what is changing. What unique bond or co-creative experience will you create that money couldn't pay for or replace? --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! ---- Source/Inspiration: Sacred Economics (149 and following), my mom
07:54
September 23, 2020
[Social Change Part 2] There's Something Happening Here
"For What It’s Worth" recorded by Buffalo Springfield starts, "There's something happening here / But what it is ain't exactly clear." It's a song of protest and often used as an icon for the 1960s.  If you're not familiar, I'm sure there are videos on YouTube or you could watch Forest Gump and listen for it. I used the lyrics to title today's episode because, in a series about social change, we need to dig into what exactly is changing.   It's not exactly clear from the outset.  But there are clues in an ancient Chinese myth and a Nobel Prize winning chemist born in 1877.   What you'll learn today is that the sounds of change have been ringing we just need to stop and say, "What's that sound?" --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! ---- Source/Inspiration: Sacred Economics (125-138)
06:35
September 22, 2020
[Social Change Part 1] Preparing for Better Results Post-Transition
There are WAY more demands on our money now than ever before.   Grandma didn't have a cell-phone bill, an internet bill, or streaming service subscriptions.  And she also didn't have as high of costs - the weekly groceries were $20 and a gallon of gas was 20 cents.  No wonder Grandma was able to save more and pay off her debt faster.   Are we doomed to stay in debt, to keep renting, to work extra jobs?  How did it get this way anyway?  What's needed to change? Today, we start a series of 5 episodes where we explore the transition we're in with money on a macro and on a micro level.   The big question for today is this: "How to get through the transition and come out better on the other side?" --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! ---- Source/Inspiration: The Creature from Jekyll Island (pages 512-514), https://www.investopedia.com/articles/economics/09/1970s-great-inflation.asp#:~:text=The%201970s%20saw%20some%20of,this%20decade%20of%20high%20inflation, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_history_of_the_United_States#Post-World_War_II_prosperity:_1945%E2%80%931973
10:17
September 21, 2020
New Normal - It Isn't What You Think It Is
A friend recommended a book to me so I got it on Audible and started it while I went out for a walk.  As I was listening to the introduction I heard the words, "new normal."  At first I was like, "OMG, so overplayed and I'm over it."  But then, I thought about it and was like, "Wait, when was this book written?" Turns out is was published in 2011.  So I re-listened to the section with fresh ears.   On the repeat, I was blown away.  I thought, "This guy is a genius and well ahead of his time. He saw this new normal thing coming by almost a decade."   I tore through the rest of the book and it's been a huge inspiration to me.   Today, I want to give you the author's take on "new normal" so you might be as blown away as I was and ready to get excited whenever you hear those words. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! ---- Source/Inspiration: Sacred Economics (XX), Elizabeth from Wonder Play Coaching
07:52
September 18, 2020
Diversity and Inclusion - Does Money Destroy Our Differences?
Diversity and Inclusion are the buzz words of the day.  Every major business has an initiative around diversity and inclusion. Our generation celebrates the unique. We tend to love independent music over pop hits. We tend to drink single-origin coffee rather than mass-produced grounds from a can. We might as well be called "the Etsy generation." But could the money system we've inherited from generations past hinder our ability to celebrate diversity to its fullest? Join us for our take on economic diversity and inclusion and how you can participate in economic justice! --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! ---- Source/Inspiration: Sacred Economics (37), storybolt.com
08:04
September 17, 2020
Alexander Hamilton - Lucky to Be Alive Right Now
As great of a musical as Hamilton is and how much it speaks to America's history and current events, there is a big part of Alexander Hamilton's legacy that isn't included. It's winked at but there's so much more to the story than can fit in a musical... even one as awesome as this one. Before I saw the musical on Disney+ I knew this part of Hamilton's story when he was Secretary of the Treasury wouldn't be included.   Warning: The story is controversial and requires some angst about our monetary system.  But I think it's crucial for a new approach to FI. Don't throw away your shot.  Listen now! --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! ---- Source/Inspiration: The Creature from Jekyll Island (315-317, 329-340), Hamilton (the musical)
07:57
September 16, 2020
Debt - What if it didn't exist?
Debt is a four letter word.  But could debt be moral or is it always immoral?  Should debt be avoided at all costs or used wisely?   This a much debated question. Mr. Ramsey says to get out of all debt as quickly as possible.  Mr. Kiyokasi is more about leveraging debt to grow your wealth.   Wherever you land on debt, I think you need to hear today's story. Today's story illustrates that what you do with debt is actually more important than money.  As G. Edward Griffin says it, "What we think is money is but a grand illusion. The reality is debt." --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! ---- Source/Inspiration: The Creature from Jekyll Island (187-189), https://www.infogristle.com/federal-reserve/two-faces-of-debt/index.htm, and the Wikipedia pages of Wright Patman and Merriner Eccles
07:57
September 15, 2020
Money or Morality? Can You Have Both?
Many of us have a love/hate relationship with money.   It's our enemy because it blocks us from doing more good like "moral people" do. We can't help our neighbor because we can't afford it.  We can't create art because we have to make a living.  We can't have social justice reforms because money is in the wrong hands.  We're destroying the planet because a few have a greed that knows no bounds. And yet we love it.  It means we can provide for our needs and possibly a few wants.  It makes the world smaller so that we can get things we couldn't if we had to barter with grain or livestock.  Each of us likely feels a little greedy at times because there are desires that seem to only be met with more money and yet we still want them. Today, I want to start a conversation around the question, "Can you be moral and have lots of money?" I also share my counter-intuitive approach to making sure money isn't my god. --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well! --- Source/Inspiration: Sacred Economics (Introduction)
08:40
September 14, 2020
Which Comes First Passion or Profit?
More and more of us aren't willing to slave away for The Man for even 8 years so that we can achieve FI. We're choosing to start our entrepreneurial paths earlier and earlier. I think that's a beautiful thing. Even for those who are willing to work for The Man, they may soon find themselves needing to think entrepreneurially. Listen in for our take on the question: What is an entrepreneurial approach to FI? We also share 5 different FIs.  Listen close to catch them all! --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If the gift of my story gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
07:33
September 11, 2020
Ms. Money Stash?
If you're not familiar, Mr. Money Mustache is THE FI guy.  Today, I want to tell you why I do NOT think we need a Ms. Money Stash and why I do think we need an alternative to "mustachians" as his followers are called. From a self-proclaimed tomboy, accept the invitation to embrace and help shape the fiercely feminine story of money. The future is female. Let's align with it and make it happen faster, together! --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
09:07
September 10, 2020
Can't Buy Me Love
Fe FI Fo Fum, WiFi, Semper Fi, Google Fi.  What the FI???  Direct from Wikipedia: "Financial independence is the status of having enough income (from investments, passive businesses, real estate, etc.) to pay for one's reasonable living expenses for the rest of one's life without having to rely on formal employment."  The typical way to achieve FI is to focus on your savings rate and lower spending while increasing income.  BUT is that what FI really is??? What if FI does not mean I have enough money to meet all my needs?  What if FI = I don't need money to live my life well.  That's hard to believe... not needing money to live life well. full stop.   Explore that idea in today's episode! --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com. If my gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend. My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
07:48
September 9, 2020
The Way Out Is the Way In
So many human lives consist of all work and nothing to show for it.  We toil day after day and never seem to get ahead.   But there is a way out of the overwhelm, stress and being sick and tired of life in general.   At its core, that's what this podcast is all about and it stems from finding a way out myself.  What I discovered is that the way out is the way in.   When we go through 1 door, countless doors open. Listen to the show for how to find your door out AND in! --- To connect with the community, visit fifemovement.com.   If the gift of my story gift has helped you, please pay the gift forward by sharing this content with a friend.  My gratitude in advance. --- Our generation needs to create a unique path to Financial Independence. The FIFE Movement explores and promotes an entrepreneurial and feminine approach to freedom for us and for the entire world. Wealth is coming our way… lets prepare to use it well!
10:25
September 4, 2020