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Improve your money mindset with host Andy Wang, named a top influential financial advisor by INVESTOPEDIA, as we explore positive money stories with everyone from entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders, creatives, and even a former WWE wrestler to help you get inspired, shift your perspectives on money, and achieve incredible things.

Whether you want to launch a side hustle, pay down debt, or give money to charity, listen to Inspired Money because big things begin with just a little inspiration.

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Improve your money mindset with host Andy Wang, named a top influential financial advisor by INVESTOPEDIA, as we explore positive money stories with everyone from entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders, creatives, and even a former WWE wrestler to help you get inspired, shift your perspectives on money, and achieve incredible things.

Whether you want to launch a side hustle, pay down debt, or give money to charity, listen to Inspired Money because big things begin with just a little inspiration.

    How to Get a Job in Digital Marketing with No Experience

    How to Get a Job in Digital Marketing with No Experience

    Episode 197: Gen Z entrepreneur Mehak Vohra shares why she founded SkillBank, and how the company helps people to land their dream marketing job in just 15 weeks. 
    Guest Biography
    Mehak Vohra is the CEO and founder of SkillBank, a marketing training program that's completely free upfront. 
    SkillBank closed $1.3M in seed funding where investors include: Jason Calacanis, Soma Capital, Hustle Fund, TikTok influencers/Sway LA members (Josh Richards and Griffin Johnson), ApartmentList CEO.
    Mehak started her career as a Computer Science student at Purdue University. In 2016, after her sophomore year, she dropped out of college at 19 years old and moved to San Francisco. Her goal was to build the most scalable marketing agency in the world. She ran Jamocha Media for 4 years.
    In 2019, Mehak decided to pass Jamocha on and started SkillBank, a marketing bootcamp that's completely free upfront. If someone is motivated to land a job in marketing, SkillBank is there to help.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    Founding a venture-backed startup vs a lifestyle business. How SkillBank works so students pay nothing upfront. Spoiler: we'll learn about income sharing agreements How a hybrid education could be highly effective…. that's part college and part career training program. Show notes: http://www.inspiredmoney.fm/197
    Find more from our guest:
    www.joinskillbank.com TikTok https://www.facebook.com/themehakvohra Twitter Instagram Mentioned in the episode:
    Purdue University Leif - Income Share Agreements OnDelta Interview w/ Jason Calacanis on This Week in Startups (TWIST) Jason Calacanis - Launch accelerator Y Combinator Tech Starts Accelerator Mehak for Mayor 2019 (Official Music Video) Money Tip of the Week
    Benefits of managing your time and money. Thanks for Listening! To share your thoughts:
    Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter or Facebook. Join us at the Inspired Money Makers groups at facebook and LinkedIn To help out the show:
    Leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser.com, or wherever you listen. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read each one. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to Jim Kimo West for the music.

    • 48 min
    Sho Baraka: He Saw That It Was Good

    Sho Baraka: He Saw That It Was Good

    Episode 196: Christian hip hop artist Sho Baraka talks about money, modes of creativity, and his new book "He Saw That It Was Good: Reimagining Your Creative Life to Repair a Broken World."
    Guest Biography
    Sho Baraka is a globally recognized recording artist, performer, culture curator, activist, and writer. His work combines his artistic platform with his academic history to contribute a unique perspective, elevating the contemporary conversation on faith, art, and culture. An alumnus of Tuskegee University and the University of North Texas, Baraka is a cofounder of Forth District and the AND Campaign, and he has served as an adjunct professor at Wake Forest School of Divinity. He was also an original member of influential hip-hop consortium 116 Clique, recording with Reach Records. Baraka lives in Atlanta with his wife Patreece and their three children.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    Focusing on opportunity rather than money. Using creativity to make the world a better place. Sho's seven essentials for effective engagement. Show notes: http://www.inspiredmoney.fm/196
    Find more from our guest:
    www.barakaology.com www.facebook.com Twitter Instagram Spotify The Sho Baraka Show Mentioned in the episode:
    Sho Baraka, The Narrative  Reggie Lewis The Impact Movement Alfred Nobel George Washington Carver Books:
    He Saw That It Was Good: Reimagining Your Creative Life to Repair a Broken World by Sho Baraka Money Tip of the Week
    Increase your 401(k) contribution by 1.0-5.0%. Thanks for Listening! To share your thoughts:
    Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter or Facebook. Join us at the Inspired Money Makers groups at facebook and LinkedIn To help out the show:
    Leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser.com, or wherever you listen. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read each one. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to Jim Kimo West for the music.

    • 55 min
    How Tiffany Aliche Teaches You to Get Good with Money

    How Tiffany Aliche Teaches You to Get Good with Money

    Episode 195: Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche shares her financial ups and downs, from being $300K in debt to teaching people to get good with money. 
    Guest Biography
    Tiffany Aliche, aka The Budgetnista, regularly appears as a financial expert on daytime talk show, The Real and co-hosts a top-ranked financial podcast, Brown Ambition. She is the author of GET GOOD WITH MONEY, a guide to help you live richer and become financially whole. Tiffany also co-founded an online school called the Live Richer Academy, which teaches women worldwide how to take their finances to the next level and achieve their personal goals. In 2019, Tiffany partnered with New Jersey assembly-woman Angela V. McKnight to write a bill that was later signed into law (A1414, The Budgetnista Law), which mandated financial education to be integrated into all middle schools in New Jersey. Tiffany has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Reader's Digest, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Forbes, Redbook, Black Enterprise, and U.S. News & World Report and has been on the Today show, Good Morning America, CNN, OWN and CBS. Tiffany currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and stepdaughter.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    What's wrong with having a strict saving mindset? How to come back from a dark financial place. Tiffany once had over $300k in debt! The difference between financial freedom and what Tiffany calls "financial wholeness." Show notes: http://www.inspiredmoney.fm/195
    Find more from our guest:
    getgoodwithmoney.com www.thebudgetnista.com Instagram Twitter YouTube Mentioned in the episode:
    Giveaway: Register for a chance to win a copy of Tiffany's new book, "Get Good with Money." Damon Dash Books:
    Get Good with Money: Ten Simple Steps to Becoming Financially Whole by Tiffany Aliche Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach Money Tip of the Week
    A tip for curbing your spending. Thanks for Listening! To share your thoughts:
    Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter or Facebook. Join us at the Inspired Money Makers groups at facebook and LinkedIn To help out the show:
    Leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser.com, or wherever you listen. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read each one. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to Jim Kimo West for the music.

    • 54 min
    How Inspired Budget's Allison Baggerly Paid Off $111K to be Debt Free

    How Inspired Budget's Allison Baggerly Paid Off $111K to be Debt Free

    Episode 194: Former teacher turned entrepreneur, Allison Baggerly shares how she created a budget that works, paid off $111K in loans, and launched the Inspired Budget. 
    Guest Biography
    Allison is a blogger, influencer, and founder of Inspired Budget. As a teacher and small business owner, Allison combined her passion for teaching and finances to help others learn how to start budgeting.
    Allison and her husband paid off over $111K of debt on 2 teacher salaries while growing their family. Since starting Inspired Budget in 2017, Allison has been able to retire as a teacher and take her desire to help others full time. Now she is helping women all over the world get started with budgeting when they feel lost and overwhelmed.
    She has built a community of over 118,000 Instagram followers that turn to her for budgeting advice and inspiration to save more than they ever imagined.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    How having debt makes many people feel unworthy and tips for working through this. The connection that spending money can have to emotion. Effective ways to reduce your monthly expenses. Show notes: http://www.inspiredmoney.fm/194
    Find more from our guest:
    www.inspiredbudget.com Instagram Twitter YouTube Mentioned in the episode:
    Free Training: How to Pay Off Debt Even If You Don't Make a Fortune Money Tip of the Week
    30 Day Savings Rule Thanks for Listening! To share your thoughts:
    Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter or Facebook. Join us at the Inspired Money Makers groups at facebook and LinkedIn To help out the show:
    Leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser.com, or wherever you listen. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read each one. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to Jim Kimo West for the music.

    • 57 min
    How Junior Achievement Inspires and Prepares Young People for Success

    How Junior Achievement Inspires and Prepares Young People for Success

    Episode 193: Ed Grocholski of Junior Achievement USA talks about student programs that inspire future business leaders, the 2021 JA Teens & Personal Finance Survey, and the pandemic's impact on paying for college.
    Guest Biography
    Ed Grocholski is the Senior Vice President of Brand for Junior Achievement USA (JA), the world’s leading nonprofit economic education organization for students in grades K through 12. In this role, Ed oversees the development and implementation of JA’s national brand strategy, including marketing and communications activities. This is Ed’s second stint with Junior Achievement, having worked for the organization in marketing, public relations, and fundraising roles in the 1990s. Ed also spent ten years as a partner in a Washington, DC-based marketing firm. Additionally, he was the Vice President of Education for Ogilvy Public Relations. Ed started his career as a broadcast journalist.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    How JA has evolved over its more than 100 years serving students. We're going to dig into the JA COVID-19 Graduation Survey 2021 which indicates a broad-based concern teens have about how they will pay for higher education. Tips for managing the very high cost of college and more. Show notes: http://www.inspiredmoney.fm/193
    Find more from our guest:
    www.juniorachievement.org LinkedIn Twitter Facebook YouTube Mentioned in the episode:
    www.feelthecolortags.com Jakayla Dixon Malachi Kern 2021 JA Teens & Personal Finance Survey JA Launch Lessons Money Tip of the Week
    How To Spot Bad Money Advice On TikTok— And Where To Look Instead Thanks for Listening! To share your thoughts:
    Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter or Facebook. Join us at the Inspired Money Makers groups at facebook and LinkedIn To help out the show:
    Leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser.com, or wherever you listen. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read each one. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to Jim Kimo West for the music.

    • 48 min
    How Pioneer Human Services Helps Individuals Released from Prison or Jail to Thrive

    How Pioneer Human Services Helps Individuals Released from Prison or Jail to Thrive

    Episode 192: Pioneer Human Services CEO, Karen Lee explains the monumental challenges that people released from prison face and how to best give them a second chance.
    Guest Biography
    As Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer Human Services, Karen Lee leads one of the nation’s largest nonprofit social- enterprise organizations in the United States. Under Karen’s leadership, Pioneer successfully operates several revenue-generating businesses that provide living wage jobs to mission-related employees and help fund its mission of empowering people who have been involved in the legal system to build healthy, productive lives. Headquartered in Seattle, Pioneer serves over 10,000 people a year through its diversion, treatment, housing, and job training programs.
    Karen is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    The dismal employment outcomes people with records generally face and how they can be helped. The financial challenges of those re-entering the community after prison or jail. Why housing plays such an important role to a successful reentry. Show notes: http://www.inspiredmoney.fm/192
    Find more from our guest:
    www.pioneerhumanservices.org LinkedIn Twitter Facebook YouTube Mentioned in the episode:
    Quiz Yourself on Mass Incarceration in the U.S. Pioneer Human Services Annual Reports Pioneer Success Stories George Floyd Derek Chauvin The U.S. spends billions to lock people up, but very little to help them once they’re released (PBS News Hour) Pioneer Human Resources at Charity Navigator Money Tip of the Week
    Tax credit for business owners starting a 401(k) plan. Thanks for Listening! To share your thoughts:
    Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter or Facebook. Join us at the Inspired Money Makers groups at facebook and LinkedIn To help out the show:
    Leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser.com, or wherever you listen. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read each one. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to Jim Kimo West for the music.

    • 58 min

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89 Ratings

Ima listener ,

A Must Listen to Show!

Andy's podcast is so engaging and he brings on some super awesome guests! I highly recommend giving this show a listen!

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Great Show

thanks for your efforts Andy.

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Authentic and Informative

I appreciate the variety of episodes, the super practical takeaways, and Andy’s sincere humility - it’s obvious that he only brings on guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in this world.

Thanks for putting out such amazing show Andy - keep up the great work!

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