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Let’s be real, most people don’t like talking about sex or politics, and money is the biggest taboo topic of them all. The Millennial Money podcast flips the script on the “old school” approach to money. Relatable, inspiring, and a little bit gritty, host and award-winning Certified Financial Planner Shannah Compton Game helps listeners uncover their money story to see past the numbers to unlock the lives they want to live. Each week Millennial Money creates a safe space by talking with special guests from around the world discussing money wellness, entrepreneurship, traveling like a boss, and what makes millennials tick. By sharing stories from different perspectives and walks of life, listeners discover what works for them and leave their money worries at the door.

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Let’s be real, most people don’t like talking about sex or politics, and money is the biggest taboo topic of them all. The Millennial Money podcast flips the script on the “old school” approach to money. Relatable, inspiring, and a little bit gritty, host and award-winning Certified Financial Planner Shannah Compton Game helps listeners uncover their money story to see past the numbers to unlock the lives they want to live. Each week Millennial Money creates a safe space by talking with special guests from around the world discussing money wellness, entrepreneurship, traveling like a boss, and what makes millennials tick. By sharing stories from different perspectives and walks of life, listeners discover what works for them and leave their money worries at the door.

    Insider Secrets to Buying Your First Home and Avoiding the Rookie Mistakes | Scott Trench & Mindy Jensen

    Insider Secrets to Buying Your First Home and Avoiding the Rookie Mistakes | Scott Trench & Mindy Jensen

    Buying your first house is no joke – from the downpayment to the mortgage, to finding the right house, to the paperwork and more, it can be quite a process. So how do you buy your first house with ease and avoid some rookie, aka costly, mistakes? 

    Scott Trench and Mindy Jensen, co-hosts of the BiggerPockets Money Podcast and authors of the new book, First Time Homebuyer, are our guests on this episode to share how to buy your first home, why your purchase really isn’t an investment, the importance of an exit strategy, and why you shouldn’t think about buying a house without a reserve fund. So press pause on HGTV, and tune in for this how-to-buy a home episode.




    What You'll LearnYour first-time home buyer checklistWhy your home purchase really isn’t an investmentThe importance of an exit strategyHow to find your payback periodIs this a good time to buy your first houseHow to think like an investor when you buy a homeWhy you need a strong reserve fund


    LinksFirst-Time Home Buyer BookBiggerPockets Money podcastBiggerPockets on Instagram


    Meet Scott and Mindy

    Scott Trench is CEO of BiggerPockets, co-host of the BiggerPockets Money Podcast, a real estate investor and broker, and a bestselling author of Set for Life. Through a solid understanding of money management, calculated risks, and a lot of hard work, he created financial freedom for himself as well as a successful real estate business just three years after graduating college. Scott currently lives in Denver, Colorado, and enjoys skiing, rugby, craft beers, and terrible punny jokes.

    Mindy Jensen has been buying and selling homes for more than twenty years. Currently, she’s working on her ninth live-in flip—she buys ugly houses, moves in, makes them beautiful, sells them, and starts the process all over again. She is a licensed real estate agent in Colorado, co-host of the BiggerPockets Money Podcast, author of How to Sell Your Home and the Community Manager for BiggerPockets.com. When you can get her to stop talking about real estate, you can find her on her bike or adventuring in the beautiful mountains of Colorado.




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    • 36 min
    Can Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin Make You Rich | Kevin Murcko

    Can Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin Make You Rich | Kevin Murcko

    The last 12 months have been a whirlwind for cryptocurrency. As a result, the global blockchain and crypto market is expected to rise to $39.7 billion by 2025. If you're wondering what is cryptocurrency, how to invest in it, what does the future look like, and are there still opportunities to be had, this episode is for you. I’m sitting down with Kevin Murcko, CEO of CoinMetro to ask these very questions in this cryptocurrency podcast series.




    What You'll LearnCan Bitcoin make you richWhy are cryptocurrency and Bitcoin so hot right nowWhat is the best way to invest and keep up with cryptoShould you pay attention to all the different altcoins that are emergingHow is crypto changing the game of investingHow much of your portfolio should be invested in crypto


    LinksCoinMetroAbout Kevin MurckoKevin on Twitter


    Meet Kevin

    Kevin is a thought leader in FX, Crypto, Blockchain, and Financial Regulation focusing on removing barriers and bringing real substantive change to capital markets globally. Kevin does not just talk the talk, he actually walks the walk, frequently advising regulators and government bodies on matters relating to applying current regulations to new financial markets and instruments, regulatory sandboxes, and related topics.

    As the founder of CoinMetro, a co-founder of Ignium, and a founding board member of the European Crypto Association he is now looking to help shape a tokenised future.

    Kevin is an expert on a multitude of topics including; tokenised securities, regulations, compliance, liquidity and risk management, trade and reg-tech, capital markets, economics, blockchain... if it has to do with financial markets or fintech in general Kevin can speak to it.




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    • 52 min
    How to Build Your Credit Score From Scratch & Improve a Bad Score | Jim McGinley

    How to Build Your Credit Score From Scratch & Improve a Bad Score | Jim McGinley

    You’ve probably heard the term Cash is King, but I think it’s really Credit is King. Those three digits that make up your credit score hold a lot of power in your wealth-building journey. The truth is, It can be really difficult to build credit from scratch or improve a bad credit score. Jim McGinley, CEO of SeedFi, is here to show you how to create the credit score of your dreams and overcome any challenges in your way.




    What You'll LearnWhy is it difficult to build credit from scratchHow to rebuild bad credit and why it mattersHow to avoid making costly mistakes with your creditHow finance companies keep you trap in cycles of debtWhat is SeedFi and how can they help you build your credit score


    LinksSeedFiSeedFi FacebookSeedFi InstagramJim's LinkedIn 


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    • 39 min
    The Three-Step Method to *Finally* Do Budgeting Right | Rob Bertman

    The Three-Step Method to *Finally* Do Budgeting Right | Rob Bertman

    How many times have you tried to budget only to find yourself unmotivated, stress out, and ready to just give up on it all? You are not alone. Most people don't enjoy budgeting and just give up after a few months. However, there is power in knowing what money is coming in and out of your bank account. In this jam-packed episode, Rob Bertman, CFA, CFP, and the founder of Family Budget Expert, will show you how to use a three-step method to finally do budgeting right.




    What You'll LearnWhy budgeting doesn't work for most peopleWhy budgeting is important, even if it feels like a choreHow to use Rob's three-step method to manage your budgetThe best tools to help you with your budgetHow to budget as a couple


    LinksFamily Budget ExpertBook a complimentary 30-minute session with Rob


    Meet Rob

    Rob Bertman, CFA, CFP is the founder of Family Budget Expert. He helps couples and families cut their spending so they can go from feeling behind & arguing about money to the new reality of building savings and getting out of debt without a restrictive budget.




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    • 42 min
    How to Move to Canada and Get a Second Passport | Brandon Miller

    How to Move to Canada and Get a Second Passport | Brandon Miller

    They’ve got all the seasons, loads of free space to roam, free universal healthcare, better work-life balance, paid maternity leave, the maple syrup is amazing, and you get more for your money if you’re a U.S Citizen. I’m talking about Canada, and in this episode, Brandon Miller a Certified Immigration Consultant, is sharing why moving to Canada and getting a second passport might be the best move you make.




    What You'll LearnWhy you might want to move to CanadaThe power of having a second passportHow can moving abroad help you financiallyBrandon's 3-step immigration processThe pros and cons to living in Canada


    LinksMy Second PassportBrandon on FacebookBrandon on InstagramBrandon on TwitterBrandon on YouTube


    Meet Brandon

    For more than a decade, Brandon Miller has been involved in the Immigration and Settlement of Newcomers to Canada. He has operated a boutique immigration practice (Maple Immigration Services) in Toronto, Canada, where he has helped countless people find their way to Canadian shores and settle in successfully to their new home. Brandon approaches immigration differently by taking a holistic approach to immigration & settlement. Brandon is a proud Canadian who sees himself as a nation builder responsible for shaping the Canada of tomorrow with its true asset-the people who call Canada their home. He is a certified Immigration Consultant, is passionate about everything immigration, and enjoys not only helping people to come to Canada but seeing that they get integrated into the country.




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    • 42 min
    The Secret to Finding Joy in Saving Money | Jeanette Pavini

    The Secret to Finding Joy in Saving Money | Jeanette Pavini

    Raise your hand if you are guilty of this…you hit the buy now button without even thinking. I know I certainly am. But what if all those buy-now purchases are moving you further away from your dreams and goals without you consciously being aware of it? In today’s episode with money-saving expert Jeanette Pavini, we move from mindless spending to mindful spending and uncover the secret to finding joy in saving money.




    What You'll LearnLearn the 3-step strategy to creating a money-saving system you can win withWhat’s stopping you from finding joy in saving moneyHow to create a better relationship with moneyThe power of looking at your expenses every single daySneaky ways to find major savings in your bank account right now


    LinksJeanette's websiteThe Joy of $aving book


    Meet Jeanette

    JEANETTE PAVINI is a 2x Emmy Award-winning consumer reporter and advocate completing over 10,000 money-saving stories. Pavini has shared her financial expertise with hundreds of media outlets including Good Morning America, Oprah.com, HuffPost, Better Homes & Gardens, AARP, and TheStreet. She's been a featured guest contributor on The Today Show and a money contributor to Hallmark’s Home & Family, as well as a columnist for WSJ Sunday and MarketWatch. And now Jeanette has taken her best tips, tactics, and strategies and put them into her new book, The Joy of $aving.




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    • 41 min

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