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Joel Parker from the Financial Freedom Community reveals all of his personal finance knowledge and tips so you can get ahead, pay off your debt, and achieve Financial Freedom. Discover how you can change your life, stop living paycheck to paycheck, and begin to focus on your friends and family. Stop worrying about your finances and begin to focus on your dreams. Whether you want to travel the world or just buy a new TV, Financial Freedom can make it a reality. Although Joel confesses he is not a millionaire, he's been able to pay off his credit card debt, save over $12,000 for emergencies, and create a nice retirement plan. Financial Freedom, financial independence, retirement, debt reduction, debt management, budgeting, real estate, bankruptcy, car buying and helping you better understand how to change your financial life forever.

Financial Freedom Community Joel Parker: Financial Freedom Partner, Finance Guru, and Financial Advisor

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Joel Parker from the Financial Freedom Community reveals all of his personal finance knowledge and tips so you can get ahead, pay off your debt, and achieve Financial Freedom. Discover how you can change your life, stop living paycheck to paycheck, and begin to focus on your friends and family. Stop worrying about your finances and begin to focus on your dreams. Whether you want to travel the world or just buy a new TV, Financial Freedom can make it a reality. Although Joel confesses he is not a millionaire, he's been able to pay off his credit card debt, save over $12,000 for emergencies, and create a nice retirement plan. Financial Freedom, financial independence, retirement, debt reduction, debt management, budgeting, real estate, bankruptcy, car buying and helping you better understand how to change your financial life forever.

    From a Mercedes-Benz to A Thrifted Bike with Steven Donovan (Even Steven Money)

    From a Mercedes-Benz to A Thrifted Bike with Steven Donovan (Even Steven Money)

    Today we are hanging out with Steven Donovan!







    Steven is a financial coach and the man behind the Even Steven Money Blog.







    After some early financial stumbling blocks, Steven paid off over $100,000 in personal debt in just 5 years.







    Now, Steven is sharing what he learned with others to help them get out of debt and avoid the same early pitfalls.







    Timeline:







    * 00:45 – Intro* 01:14 – Steven’s Financial Freedom Journey* 03:28 – Mercedes-Benz to Bike* 09:07 – Evaluating Your Expenses/Negotiating Your Expenses* 16:54 – The aha Moment* 22:49 – Staying Motivated* 26:50 – Aligning Your Finances with Your Values and Goals* 30:14 – Finances and Your Fitness* 34:51 – Rapid Fire: What is one thing someone can do today that can have a lasting impact on their financial future?* 36:17 – Rapid Fire: What is the best financial advice you have ever received?* 37:48 – Rapid Fire: Rapid Fire: What is an internet resource such as Raise, CardCash or Rakuten that you recommend?* 39:19 – Rapid Fire:What is one book you recommend everyone read and why?* 40:18 – Contacting Steven







    Resources & Links:







    * Financial Freedom Community* Financial Freedom Community Facebook Group* Ramit Sethi – I Will Teach You To Be Rich* Republic Wireless* The Dave Ramsey Show* The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) – Hal Elrod* Personal Capital* Emma – Money Management* The Richest Man in Babylon – George S. Clason* I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Second Edition: No Guilt. No Excuses. No BS. Just a 6-Week Program That Works – Ramit Sethi* Even Steven Money




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    • 42 min
    The Career Journey with Jenn Walker Wall (Work Wonders Careers)

    The Career Journey with Jenn Walker Wall (Work Wonders Careers)

    Today we are hanging out with Jenn Walker Wall!







    Jenn is the founder of Work Wonders Careers and is the co-host of the Making Life Work Podcast.







    Before founding Work Wonders Careers Jenn worked in HR and hiring at MIT, Harvard University, and Massachusetts General Hospital.







    As the founder and Career Strategist of Work Wonders Careers, Jenn is helping individuals get clear on their goals, confident in their value and convey it in a compelling way throughout their career journey.







    Timeline:







    * 00:44 – Intro* 01:43 – Finding Clarity and Confidence* 07:48 – Transferable Skills* 10:16 – Starting Your Job Search* 14:55 – Gaps in Your Resume* 18:13 – Biggest Mistakes When Job Searching* 25:08 – The Purpose of the Resume* 26:50 – Acing the Interview* 29:03 – Making Sure the Job & Company are a Good Fit* 33:08 – Negotiating Salaries* 36:14 – Promotions Without Pay Raises* 38:48 – Developing a “Network”* 43:39 – Rapid Fire: What is the best financial advice you have ever received?* 30:57 – Rapid Fire: Rapid Fire: What is an internet resource such as Raise, CardCash or Rakuten that you recommend?* 45:44 – Rapid Fire:What is one book you recommend everyone read and why?* 46:37 – Contacting Jenn







    Resources & Links:







    * Financial Freedom Community* Financial Freedom Community Facebook Group* YNAB* Perfect Phrases Book Series* Perfect Phrases for Building Strong Teams* Perfect Phrases for Conflict Resolution* Perfect Phrases for Managers and Supervisors* Work Wonders Careers* Instagram: @workwonderscareers* LinkedIn: @JennWalkerWall




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    • 47 min
    Your Values and Your Finances with Todd Tresidder (Financial Mentor)

    Your Values and Your Finances with Todd Tresidder (Financial Mentor)

    Today we are chatting with Todd Tresidder.







    Todd went from net worth $0 to self-made millionaire in 12 years and “retired” early at the age of 35.







    Todd previously served as a hedge fund manager of a $20 million+ portfolio and continues to actively invest in publicly traded markets today.







    You can find Todd sharing his experience at Financial Mentor and on the Financial Mentor Podcast.







    Timeline:







    * 00:44 – Intro* 01:12 – Todd’s Story* 02:43 – Money is Not Freedom* 04:47 – Achieving Financial Freedom with Balance* 07:56 – Net Worth $0 to Early Retirement* 09:23 – Value over Cheap* 19:28 – When Should You Plan for Retirement?* 22:38 – Deciding Your Goal Retirement Dollar Amount* 25:53 – “It’s not about doing it perfectly, it’s about getting started”* 26:35 – Financial Intelligence* 28:30 – Rapid Fire: What is one thing someone can do today that can have a lasting impact on their financial future?* 30:57 – Rapid Fire: What is an internet resource you recommend?* 31:43 – Rapid Fire:What is one book you recommend everyone read and why?* 35:26 – Contacting Todd







    Resources & Links:







    * Financial Freedom Community* Financial Freedom Community Facebook Group* How Much Money Do I Need to Retire? – Todd Tresidder* Abnormal Returns* The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles – Steven Pressfield* Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Greg McKeown* The Mind Of The Strategist: The Art of Japanese Business – Kenichi Ohmae* Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box – The Arbinger Institute* Financial Mentor Podcast* Financial Mentor




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    • 37 min
    Student Loan Forgiveness & Refinancing with Travis Hornsby (StudentLoanPlanner.com)

    Student Loan Forgiveness & Refinancing with Travis Hornsby (StudentLoanPlanner.com)

    Today we are hanging out with Travis Hornsby.







    Travis is the founder of Student Loan Planner, where he dedicates his time to helping individuals find ways to save money on their student loans.







    Timeline:







    * 00:44 – Intro* 01:55 – Travis’ Story* 04:20 – Different Strategic Approaches to Student Loans* 09:41 – Loan Forgiveness* 20:07 – Private Refinancing* 27:54 – Paying Off verse Holding Onto Student Loans* 32:52 – “The Carnage that’s Happening in Grad Schools”* 37:16 – Securing a Low Refinance Interest Rate* 38:52 – Refinancing Walkthrough* 46:45 – Contacting Travis







    Resources & Links:







    * Financial Freedom Community* Financial Freedom Community Facebook Group* Public Service Loan Forgiveness* Income-Driven Repayment Plans* Teacher Loan Forgiveness* Student Loan Planner Refinance Quiz* Student Loan Planner




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    • 49 min
    Living an Intentional Life with Melissa Thomas (MelissaTheCoach.com)

    Living an Intentional Life with Melissa Thomas (MelissaTheCoach.com)

    Today we are chatting with Melissa Thomas.

    Melissa is a financial coach, the author of the book Building My Yellow Brick Road: Life Lessons from Pursuing a Dream, and the blogger behind MelissaTheCoach.com.

    But before doing all of that Melissa hit financial rock bottom in 2009 and slogged her way to successfully paying off over $43,000 in debt in just 4 years.

    Timeline:



    * 00:44 – Intro

    * 01:17 – Melissa’s Financial Freedom Journey

    * 07:01 – The Afford It Fallacy

    * 11:31 – How much to save in an emergency fund

    * 14:15 – Personalizing your Financial Freedom Journey

    * 18:17 – Comparing Yourself to Others

    * 20:05 – When your spouse isn’t ready for Financial Freedom

    * 27:56 – Debt Free is Life Changing

    * 29:21 – Leaving Your Comfort Zone

    * 35:49 – Rapid Fire: What is one thing someone can do today that can have a lasting impact on their financial future?

    * 39:26 – Rapid Fire: What is the best financial advice you have ever received?

    * 40:00 – Rapid Fire: What is an internet resource such as Raise, CardCash or Rakuten that you recommend?

    * 42:17 – Rapid Fire: What is one book you recommend everyone read and why?

    * 44:48 – Contacting Melissa



    Resources & Links:



    * Financial Freedom Community

    * Financial Freedom Community Facebook Group

    * Dave Ramsey

    * 100 Days of Rejection

    * Rakuten

    * Leap: Leaving a Job with No Plan B to Find the Career and Life You Really Want – Tess Vigeland

    * MelissaTheCoach.com

    * Building My Yellow Brick Road: Life Lessons from Pursuing a Dream – Melissa Thomas

    * Facebook: MelissaTheCoach

    * Instagram: MelissaTheCoach



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    • 46 min
    Swing Trading the Stock Market with Tela Holcomb (TelaHolcomb.com)

    Swing Trading the Stock Market with Tela Holcomb (TelaHolcomb.com)

    Today we are chatting with Tela Holcomb.

    Tela began trading in 2009 and went on to double her retirement in 8 months and retire from her “9 to 5” by the age of 29.

    Today Tela trades full-time while sharing her knowledge at TelaHolcomb.com

    Timeline:



    * 00:44 – Intro

    * 01:12 – Tela’s Financial Freedom Journey

    * 05:25 – Should you pay off your mortgage?

    * 06:07 – Different Investment Styles

    * 08:13 – Deciding what stocks to buy

    * 15:30 – Deciding when to sell

    * 18:03 – Protecting yourself from loss

    * 22:59 – The one thing Tela wishes she knew from the start

    * 24:43 – When should you start investing?

    * 26:07 – How do you start investing?

    * 27:29 – Tools and Resources to Use

    * 30:30 – Dealing with a Company’s Bad News

    * 32:25 – Creating a List of Stocks to Trade

    * 34:16 – How much do you need to start investing?

    * 35:39 – Rapid Fire: Who is your financial hero?

    * 36:59 – Rapid Fire: What is one financial book everyone should read?

    * 37:55 – Rapid Fire: What is your biggest financial failure?

    * 38:54 – Investing as a Couple

    * 43:36 – Contacting Tela



    Resources & Links:



    * Financial Freedom Community

    * Financial Freedom Community Facebook Group

    * TD Ameritrade’s thinkorswim

    * Investopedia Stock Simulator

    * TelaHolcomb.com – THL 025: What is a Trading Plan (and why you need one)

    * TD Ameritrade

    * Ally Invest

    * Yahoo Finance

    * StockCharts.com

    * TelaHolcomb.com – How to “Read” Candlesticks

    * Stockpile

    * The Complete TurtleTrader: How 23 Novice Investors Became Overnight Millionaires by Michael W Covel

    * TelaHolcomb.com

    * Facebook: TelaHolcomb

    * Twitter: TelaHolbomb

    * Instagram: TelaHolcomb

    * YouTube: Tela Holcomb



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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

J. Barshop ,

Authentic

Joel and his guests provide some incredibly compelling content geared to help you develop a healthier relationship with your money - making FI knowledge accessible to everyone because he truly believes in the power it has to change lives.

I highly recommend listening and subscribing to Financial Freedom Community if you want the knowledge (and mindsets) to inch closer towards financial freedom!

TaylorChrisman ,

Great info in a short amount of time

This is a great, to-the-point podcast that has great, relevent information and doesn't waste time getting down to the point. I love it.

txc21 ,

Needs more investing advice

I enjoy listening to the show for motivation sake for getting out of debt but need more concrete advice on investing (real estate, stocks, mutual funds, ect) increasing income beyond small side hustling gigs. Please help boost your listeners financial literacy to increase wealth.

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