43 episodes

Does money stop you from pursuing your dream? In this podcast, we talk about what’s possible. Ways you can manage your finances to create the life you want. How you can change the way you view money, make it, spend it, and save it in order to live a purpose-driven life. Whether your dream is to become a single mother by choice, to travel the world, to start a business, or simply to feel financially secure, you’ve come to the right place.

Host Debra Jacobs, Ed.M., is a financial coach who has made her own dream a reality - more than once. In interviews and solo episodes, she’ll share inspirational stories, empathy, and actionable advice.

Music by Jason Shaw at audionautix.com

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Does money stop you from pursuing your dream? In this podcast, we talk about what’s possible. Ways you can manage your finances to create the life you want. How you can change the way you view money, make it, spend it, and save it in order to live a purpose-driven life. Whether your dream is to become a single mother by choice, to travel the world, to start a business, or simply to feel financially secure, you’ve come to the right place.

Host Debra Jacobs, Ed.M., is a financial coach who has made her own dream a reality - more than once. In interviews and solo episodes, she’ll share inspirational stories, empathy, and actionable advice.

Music by Jason Shaw at audionautix.com

    42. Overcoming Financial Trauma from Marriage and Divorce: A Conversation with Lucinda Testo

    42. Overcoming Financial Trauma from Marriage and Divorce: A Conversation with Lucinda Testo

    Trauma from the stress, anxiety, and anger of having a spouse who mismanages money - and then an ex who continues to cause financial hardship - is real! Lucinda Testo, therapist and life coach for divorced women and moms, tells her story and provides actionable steps for women experiencing a similar situation. Lucinda talks with Debra about waiting to divorce because of being “financially crippled,” pulling out of debt left from marriage, moving from a safe, corporate job as a psychotherapist into private practice and then starting a coaching business, re-marrying and what to think about financially with a new partner, dealing with a difficult medical diagnosis, and more.
    For show notes, go to www.moneysmartforlife.com/podcast

    • 37 min
    41. From Tragedy to Success: An Interview with Nutritional Coach (and Widow) Bethany Gettis

    41. From Tragedy to Success: An Interview with Nutritional Coach (and Widow) Bethany Gettis

    Bethany Gettis came to single parenthood as a widow, but no matter no matter how you became a single mom, you’ll take away valuable insights from this conversation. Bethany shares her story of postpartum depression; the steps she took to take back control of her life after the initial shock of losing her partner; how she faced her new financial situation and moved from fear of losing her house to creating a life that enabled her to pay the bills AND homeschool her children - all while doing work she loves. And more. So many take-aways from this conversation!
    For show notes, go to www.moneysmartforlife.com/podcast

    • 36 min
    40. Get a Life: How to Create Something Just for You, Outside of Motherhood

    40. Get a Life: How to Create Something Just for You, Outside of Motherhood

    Our tendency as single moms is to give everything to our kids - every last bit of our energy and attention. But sooner than you know, your children will grow up and leave the nest. Then what? Looking to your children as your only source of happiness and fulfillment isn't good for you - or for them. In this episode, Debra talks about the importance of "getting a life," even if that means spending some money, and she outlines steps for how to do that.
    For show notes, go to www.moneysmartforlife.com/podcast

    • 20 min
    39. How to Teach Your Children About Money (and More) with Julia Washington

    39. How to Teach Your Children About Money (and More) with Julia Washington

    How do you teach your child to be good with money? Debra interviews writer, producer, social media manager, and podcaster Julia Washington, who talks about raising her son as a young, solo mom. Julia shares the steps she took to encourage her son to take an interest in personal finance. At 17, he is well on his way to a life of financial security and achievement of his dreams. Debra and Julia also talk about negotiating salaries, approaching college financing, and more.
    See show notes for this episode at www.moneysmartforlife.com/podcast

    • 45 min
    38. Charting YOUR Path Instead of Following a Guru (or Your Friends and Family)

    38. Charting YOUR Path Instead of Following a Guru (or Your Friends and Family)

    Listening to experts can change our lives in positive ways, but can sometimes lead us down the wrong path. Debra shares her journey about going in a direction with this podcast that didn't feel right, and refocusing now on single parenthood and money. She also talks about why we listen to other people instead of what we know to be true and how to avoid that pitfall.
    See show notes at www.moneysmartforlife.com/podcast

    • 23 min
    37. Don't Let Student Loan Debt Limit Your Dreams: Student Loan Expert Travis Hornsby Offers Hope

    37. Don't Let Student Loan Debt Limit Your Dreams: Student Loan Expert Travis Hornsby Offers Hope

    If you struggle with a heavy student loan debt burden, you're not alone. Student loan debt has reached crisis proportions in the United States, and many people put their lives - and dreams - on indefinite hold while they wonder how they're ever going to pay it down. Take heart though - there's hope! Even if you owe into the hundreds of thousands.
    Travis Hornsby and his team at Student Loan Planner have helped thousands of people save millions of dollars on their student loan debt pay-down. In this episode, he shares his wisdom and knowledge, and offers hope for achieving your dream even with large amounts of student loan debt.
    To book a life-changing session at Student Loan Planner, go to www.studentloanplanner.com/moneysmartforlife/. For this episode's show notes, go to www.moneysmartforlife.com.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

Seg1235 ,

Amazing!!!!

This is such an amazing podcast. So happy I found it. Really hope there will be new episodes in the near future

Good Netflix ,

Good Advice. Great host!

I had the opportunity to be a guest on this show. Debra is a wonderful host! In listening to past episodes she clearly takes time to bring on guests who will share important and life changing information to her listeners. I appreciate this, especially as a woman. Often times financial advice is still feels targeted for men.

#LiberatedBadassStatus ,

Great insights

Thank you for sharing these tips and suggestions! And more importantly reaffirming that focus, determination and action can make your dreams come true, sooner than you think!