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The Millennial Money podcast flips the script on the “old school” approach to money. No stodgy tips, mean talk, lectures, or dull money boredom. Millennial Money is relatable, inspiring, and a little bit gritty. Host and award-winning Certified Financial Planner Shannah Compton Game helps listeners uncover money tips and tricks to help them live life to its fullest. Each week Millennial Money creates a safe space by talking with special guests from around the world discussing all the money s ...
 
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The question I get asked the most is, "how much money should I save for retirement." In this solo episode, I'm sharing 4 steps to figuring out how much money you save during your working years for retirement. There are endless calculators, blogs, and even podcasts that seek to answer this question. However, figuring out how much you need is a littl…
 
If you're an entrepreneur or a side hustler, you need to know a few tax saving secrets that could save you thousands of dollars. Our guest, Carter Cofield, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs save money on taxes. He's spent years learning the best tax savings strategies so that he can teach them to entre…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Shannah Shares, Community Q&A where I tackle your listener questions. Today’s question comes from Reisha. “Hi Shannah. Thank you for taking the time to listen to my question. I really want to make 2022 better than the years prior. I’ve had a lot of anxiety and stress around money and just started realizing it afte…
 
If you’re anything like me, you would love to know how to accelerate your path to prosperity. Now, that word means something different for all of us. Maybe prosperity is a dollar amount, or being able to have time and freedom in your day, maybe it’s becoming debt-free, or having a certain amount of money in your investment accounts. No matter what …
 
If you are in search of becoming financially free, you need to know these 5 principles of personal finance. Our guest on this episode, Curtis May, is the creator and owner of Practical Wealth Advisors and the host of The Practical Wealth Show Podcast. Curtis has been planning for individuals for more than 35 years, and he is passionate about helpin…
 
While it might not seem like a likely connection, your health is in fact directly tied to your ability to earn an income and create wealth. Our guest, Ras Asan, is the author of a new book, Heal Thy Hustle, which is a wellness guide for go-getters. If you’re a go-getter you know that cultivating healthy routines can be difficult. In this episode, R…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Shannah Shares, community Q&A. In this episode, I’m tackling a question from a MMP listener, Susanna. “Hi there, Shannah. I’ve been listening to the show for a while now and finally got up enough nerve to ask a question. I’m new at a company and looking all over the workplace benefit options has my head spinning. …
 
Are you ready to get out of debt? If you’ve ever tried it you know it’s tricky. You have to work on your relationship with money, be willing to change habits, and look at your money in a whole new light. Our guest, Erin Skye Kelly wrote her new book, Get the Hell Out of Debt, rooted in her story of getting out of over $2.1 million dollars in debt. …
 
It's that time of year again to set your money intentions for 2022. What do you want 2022 to look like? Do you have specific goals you want to achieve, and if so, why do they matter to you? Unlike resolutions, intentions are all about progress, rather than pass or fail. It’s time to set some money intentions for the year that you can achieve, that …
 
There were so many money lessons form 2021. Everything from the power of cash flow, to understanding economics, from how to move from budgeting to cash tracking, to understanding the emotional side of money. In this special episode, I'm sharing some of my best money lessons from this past year as well as all the guests that have graced this show. I…
 
Learning how to invest in stocks requires one rule - that you throw out the old rules and learn the new way to build wealth. Our guest, Joe Percoco, and his business partner, Clay Gardner, were frustrated that millennials only had two options for investing: buying and selling stocks themselves or investing in a market-weighted index. So they decide…
 
I’m going to keep this simple. Money doesn’t always have to be used for expensive purchases or saved to pay off emotionally charged debt like student loans. Sometimes, money can be used for simple, easy to accomplish money steps. In this special reboot episode, I'm sharing 8 small and affordable money steps you can take right now and explaining why…
 
What is the secret recipe to living a profitable life? A life that is about more than just the amount of money you make. In this episode, entrepreneur and author of the new book Life Profitability, Adii Pienaar, shares with you why you need to create what he calls a life portfolio. Adii’s personal journey enabled him to discover a rich, fulfilling …
 
To achieve success with your money, you must learn how to master your money mindset. You definitely need to know what to do with your money but your relationship with money is paramount. I thought it might be fun to wrap up the month doing a little mashup of some of the most impactful ideas to remind you that mastering your mindset is well within y…
 
This episode of Shannah Shares was inspired by a listener question from Selena: "Hi, Shannah and everyone at Millennial Money. I was so excited to find your podcast last year in the midst of a very tough money year and really a tough year all around. I was feeling super down about my money and not being able to hit my goals. I just want to first sa…
 
It's time to learn how to start investing in Cryptocurrnecy, Bitcoin, Altcoins, and NFTs. No longer a passing fad, crypto is here to stay. Before you start investing all your money, you'll want to listen to this second part of our episode series on cryptocurrency. On today's reboot episode, crypto expert and the hostess of the Crypt Keepers’ Club, …
 
The end of the year is a great time focus on your money and find ways to save more, spend better and achieve your goals. Our guest, Autumn Lax, is a Certified Financial Planner™ and Wealth Management Specialist℠ with Drucker Wealth Management. In this episode, Autumn is sharing her end of the year money checklist to help you close out 2021 like a p…
 
In this episode of Shannah Shares, Community Q&A, I'm answering a listener question about how to deal with anxiety, stress, and depression around money. "Hey Shannah, I love the podcast. Thanks so much for all that you do. I had a personal question that I'm hoping you'd be willing to share more about. I have a lot of anxiety around money. It feels …
 
There's a lot to know when you buy a diamond. What size should diamond should you buy, how to save money, and where to buy a diamond are all common questions. Michael Fried is the CEO of Diamond Pro, an affiliate website that offers unbiased information and objective guides. He is a diamond expert, and in this episode Michael shares what you need t…
 
Imagine a bunch of really smart people sitting around and deciding to invent a financial product that would democratize investing and save investors like you and me billions of dollars in fees. That is how the index fund was created and changed money forever. Our guest, Robin Wigglesworth, has written this phenomenal and insightful book called Tril…
 
We've got a BIG announcement and we need your help! We've made the decision to rename the show in 2022 to reach a bigger audience, be more inclusive, and grow the show to world domination status. If I'm honest, I'm quite nervous about this change but also really excited. Since you are the most important piece of this show I need your help to pick t…
 
If you’re ready to get a clue about investing and take charge of your financial future, this episode is for you. Before you sink a single dollar into the stock market, you need to know author Susan Laubach’s 7 rules to invest effectively and make your money grow. Susan knows a LOT about investing. She is a former Wall Street stockbroker and financi…
 
Saving money seems to be the Achilles heel for most of us. Either you can't seem to figure out how to get out of the endless paycheck-to-paycheck cycle or you are on the other end of the spectrum and saving so much that you're also not having a lot of fun in life. Saving money is one of the core personal finance principles but just like my guest, J…
 
Have you ever wondered why we eat turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and our favorite veggie dish for Thanksgiving? The Thanksgiving meal has evolved so much since the early 1900s and become the holiday we associate with eating until we can't eat anymore. In this Friendsgiving episode, I sat down with the amazing Katherine Spiers, host of the Smart Mo…
 
Yes, it is possible to invest in real estate and earn passive income on any income. If you’re active on social media, you may have heard of Rachel Richards and her brand Money Honey. Rachel has been on the show in the past, however, in this episode she's sharing her story about getting started in real estate investing. The truth is Rachel isn’t a t…
 
In this episode, our favorite smart shopping expert Trae Bodge is back to share the best tips for saving money on holiday shopping this year. It’s true that this holiday season might look a little different with supply chain issues and the reality that the virus is still hanging around. Experts predict that holiday shopping might be on a decline th…
 
In this Shannah Shares, Community Q&A episode, I'm sharing the 7 tips to help you stay focused on your money goals inspired by a question form Amanda: "I love your podcast and have been listening for over a year now being inspired and working towards my goals. Maybe my question isn't really a question, but more like a request for a pep talk. I have…
 
What does it take to become an everyday millionaire? If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me how to get to millionaire status, I’d probably be a multi-millionaire by now. Deacon Hayes, former financial advisor, founder of Well Kept Wallet, and author of You Can Retire Early, knows a thing or two about millionaire status. Over the last few…
 
Money and relationships can be tough. Over the last few years, there’s been a lot of chaos in the world. With money a constant source of stress, relationships are getting tested. Covid seems to have brought out two extremes in relationships - one partner embracing the “life is short” motto while the other partner might be feeling vulnerable and hav…
 
If you don’t know Ivan Estrada already from House Hunters and Million Dollar Listing, you are about to become a new fan. Ivan is a Success Real Estate Entreprneur, and the author of a new book called Brand with Purpose. The way Ivan sees it, you and me, we have a personal band. The goal in life is to make sure everything you do is “on brand” includ…
 
Learning how to cook can save you a money. For most of us, eating out is our largest expense. It's easy to spend more money than you budgeted on food and at the end of the month not have enough left to fund your money goals. Learning how to cook can be one of the best ways to save money and eat healthier. As Ken Rubin, who is an accomplished chef f…
 
As an entrepreneur since college, I’ve always been in search of the secrets behind becoming a profitable entrepreneur. Our guest, Sarah Shawm is a bit a bit of a legend. Sarah is a fashion entrepreneur, product designer, and business coach that specializes in helping other entrepreneurs to succeed. With her 20 years of experience, and 6 companies u…
 
Debt does impact your mental health. If you've ever felt stressed out, depressed, or anxious about money know that you are not alone. Debt is one of the #1 reasons for anxiety and depression and has even been described as a heavyweight that is pushing down on you every second of the day. Melanie Lockert, the brains behind the successful blog Dear D…
 
This episode of Shannah Shares was inspired by a question from Brian and Tracey. They have friends who recently got a postnuptial agreement and are curious about how they work and if it makes sense for them. As controversial as they might be, if you're thinking about a prenup or a postnup, the first place you should start is getting some education …
 
The holidays are always a time of big spending. Retailers are excited to have you back in stores shopping. It’s estimated that U.S. consumers will spend up to 9% more this holiday period compared to 2020, when consumers spent a total of $1.2 trillion during the key shopping period between November and the end of the year, according to a forecast fr…
 
If you want to make changes with your money you have got to understand the messages your brain is sending out. Did you know that your brain can literally make or break your financial success? You could be capsizing your “money boat” just by the way you are thinking. We're going to change that in this episode. Our guest, Ariel Garten is a neuroscien…
 
In this episode, I'm covering everything you need to know about Health Savings Accounts, aka HSAs. This episode was inspired by six listeners who all wanted to know if they should have an HSA. Also, there are a lot of questions about what exactly is an HSA, how does one work, and how can you use it. I'm covering it all, including a conversation wit…
 
I know I’ve shared this with you before, but I bought my first house at 24 and honestly, had no idea what I was doing and probably had no business buying a house then. We just barely made the money work, which is never the best idea. But, here I am. It worked out ok. I want different for you. Our guest, real estate expert, Marina Shiferman, is chan…
 
Whether you know it or not, you are making a statement with every dollar you spend, earn and save. What if your money could actually create change? Let me introduce you to a connect called Wallet Activism. Our guest, Tanja Hester, Tanja Hester, author of Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way and the forthcoming title Wallet Activis…
 
The Community Q&A comes from Sheila who writes: "Well hi there Shannah, thanks for all the great money gems that you dish out on the show. You’ve really changed my life and I love listening to episodes over and over again because I always learn something else. This podcast is like my fun encyclopedia for all things money. That sounds bad - seriousl…
 
There are two ways to fix your budget. The first way is to save more money. The second way is to make more money. That's where side hustle's come in. Whether it's to earn a few extra bucks or to transition to a new career, side hustle's are a great way to better your money situation. Take it from our guest, Nicaila Matthews Okome. You may know her …
 
Living simply is one of the best ways to create wealth. Living in only 150 square feet for years, Ryan Mitchell has learned a thing or two about living simply. From downsizing, to life simplification, and designing a life that’s right for you, Ryan brings a lot of experience and practical knowledge to the table. He built his own tiny house in 2012 …
 
Tearing down 5 investing taboos on this episode of Shannah Shares, Community Q&A. Today's question comes from Laquesha: "Hi Shannah. Thanks so much for answering my question. I really want to start investing but I keep getting hung up on all the chatter out there. I can’t figure out if I’m supposed to wait to start investing until I’ve paid off all…
 
Fighting about money with your partner is not necessarily a bad thing. When it comes to couples and money there are two issues: #1 you don't want to talk about money with your partner, and #2 you think you are always right. You just need some strategies to make sure you're cultivating a healthy money partnership. Casey and Meygan Caston, the creato…
 
If you’re a first time homebuyer, you are going to listen to this episode on repeat! Kristi Nowrouzi is here to educate you. As a mortgage loan originator for nearly 10 years, she has analyzed thousands and thousands of credit reports and helped people have a well-rounded understanding of finance, money, and credit as it pertains to them. Kristi sh…
 
In this episode of Shannah Shares, Community Q&A, I'm covering tips to boost your credit score this fall. Our community question comes from Jackie: "Hello, Shannah. I finally worked up enough courage to send in a question. I’d love to know any money tricks in general and how to boost my credit score. I’m really trying to get my money stuff (trying …
 
Do you straight up love to shop? If you're anything like me and the answer is yes, the trick to shopping smart is to find a good deal and feel like I’ve won at ballin’ on a budget. I asked Trae Bodge, our resident smart shopping expert, to dish everything you need to know how to shop smart and save money all year long. The trick is to take that sav…
 
This episode is your masterclass in everything you need to know about home owner's and renter's insurance. Steve Lekas, co-founder and CEO of Branch Insurance, is here to educate and demystify all things homeowner’s insurance. We talk about it all, how much insurance should you have, how to save money, and some fun tips including my very favorite i…
 
Every Sunday I’m going to be answering your questions in these special Shannah Shares community Q&A episodes. Sometimes I’ll tackle a single question and sometimes it might be multiple questions, so keep tuning in. Today’s Community question comes from Robbie: "Hi there, Shannah, thanks so much for taking the time to answer my question and for all …
 
Do you remember who talked to you about money? For most of us, the answer to that question is no one, really. In fact, a recent study by Quicken revealed that one-third of adults said no one taught them about money when they were a child and in turn, are twice as likely to delay talking to their own children about money until they are 18 or older. …
 
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