Episode 8: Personal Finance Expert Lisa Rowan On What Every Millennial Needs to Know About Money

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In this episode Hilary brings Lisa Rowan, millennial finance expert, all her burning questions about budgeting on multiple income streams, what millennials need to know about saving, and the finance trends everyone under 40 should be paying attention to.  

Lisa Rowan is a senior writer and on-air analyst at The Penny Hoarder, one of the largest personal finance websites in America. She also cohosts Pop Fashion, a top-rated weekly podcast about the business of fashion and culture.

A former full-time freelance writer and vintage shop owner, she is well versed in the gig economy and the small-business landscape. Her financial advice has been featured in Women’s Health, Family Circle, Refinery29, Real Simple, The New York Times, and NBC News.

Episode Highlights:

“37 percent of millennials have less than 1000 dollars in savings and 12 percent of millennials have no savings at all.”

“Your money situation is as unique as you are to the next person.”

“If you’re trying to meet goals by paying off debt to start, you really need to be resilient and dedicated and you have to know there’s a big light at the end of the tunnel.”

Recommendations from Lisa:
Get Money by Kristin Wong
Broke Millennial by Erin Lowry
Planet Money

Connect with Lisa on Twitter and Instagram @LisaTella.

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This episode is sponsored by the Side Hustle Starter Kit.

Episode 5: App Creator & Inc. Columnist Damon Brown

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Inc. magazine columnist, creator of the app "Cuddlr," and author Damon Brown joins Hilary to talk about how a social media sabbatical helped his business boom, how to create passive income, and why it's critical for creatives to find their 'why.' 

Author & Time Management Expert Laura Vanderkam On How to Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done


Author and productivity expert, Laura Vanderkam shares some practical strategies from her new book Off the Clock on how to feel less busy while getting more done. 

Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management and productivity books, including Off the Clock, I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours (which I loved). Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fortune. She is the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds (which I love). She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and four children, and blogs at LauraVanderkam.com.

Hustle Hack: Try planning your week on Friday afternoons. Most of us are pretty checked out for the weekend by this time of the week. It’s hard to get productive work done then. Why not use that time to plan and prioritize for the week ahead? That way when you get back to your desk on Monday morning you won’t feel scattered trying to figure out what is most important to tackle. You’ve planned your week already. 

Moment of Grace: Each week make a list of priorities for the following week in three categories: career, relationships, and self. Look over your calendar and see where you can drop these priorities in. It’s easy to make a list of priorities for work but it’s critical to also think through priorities for yourself and your relationships. You can even add subcategories including your spiritual life, health, and spouse, for example. 

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This episode is sponsored by the Side Hustle Starter Kit.

Episode 02: Broadway Actress & Author Alexandra Silber

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Broadway Actress & Author Alexandra Silber has created a career as a stage and television actress, novelist, memoirist, singer, and educator. In this episode she shares her approach to her career as a buffet rather than a ladder and shares how her life came to a full stop when she neglected her health.

Episode 01: Startup Founder & Networking Expert Molly Beck

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Hilary sits down with blogger turned tech startup founder & networking expert Molly Beck to hear about Molly's podcasting startup, Messy.FM, her book "Reach Out," how Molly implements self-care into her routine, and her tips for aspiring entrepreneurs, podcasters, and writers.