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Jamila Souffrant is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), blogger, podcast host and money coach. She is the founder of www.journeytolaunch.com. As a money expert who “walks her talk” she helps brave Journeyers; gain clarity around their finances and create an actionable plan to reach their goals. Her mission is to teach, inspire and help others reach Financial Freedom.

The Journey To Launch podcast explores all aspects of reaching Financial Freedom; from increasing income, becoming tax efficient, paying off debt, investing, saving & learning how to retire early and wealthy.

Journey To Launch Jamila Souffrant

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Jamila Souffrant is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), blogger, podcast host and money coach. She is the founder of www.journeytolaunch.com. As a money expert who “walks her talk” she helps brave Journeyers; gain clarity around their finances and create an actionable plan to reach their goals. Her mission is to teach, inspire and help others reach Financial Freedom.

The Journey To Launch podcast explores all aspects of reaching Financial Freedom; from increasing income, becoming tax efficient, paying off debt, investing, saving & learning how to retire early and wealthy.

    Retiring at 30yrs Old & Living A Full Life On $20k A Year W/ Purple

    Retiring at 30yrs Old & Living A Full Life On $20k A Year W/ Purple

    If you didn’t have to work again for money, what would you really do with your time? We often hear about retiring early in the context of someone quitting their corporate job to work on their own business. But what if you truly didn’t have to work and could really live your life on your own terms? 
    On this episode of the Journey To Launch Podcast, we have a returning guest, Purple who shares her life after early retirement. 
    Purple retired from corporate America with a portfolio of $500k+ at the young age of 30 right before the 2020 pandemic. She explains what she does with her time now that she is no longer working, how she strives to live an intentional, purpose driven life, and how the pandemic was a catalyst for exiting the work-force.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    How fear during the pandemic pushed Purple to retire early Realistically living off of $20,000 + what that lifestyle looks like The nomad lifestyle + how it saves Purple money Strategies for withdrawing money, what a Roth Conversion ladder is, + more What stage of the financial journey are you on? Are you working on financial stability or work flexibility? Find out with this free assessment and get a curated list of the 10 next best episodes for you to listen to depending on your stage. Check it out here!
    Other related blog posts/links mentioned in this episode:
    https://apurplelife.com Journeytolaunch.com/mystage  https://journeytolaunch.com/episode126/  Check out my new personal website here. Join The Weekly Newsletter List Leave me a voicemail– Leave me a question on the Journey To Launch voicemail and have it answered on the podcast! Watch me on News12  Watch my latest segments on News12 YNAB –  Start managing your money and budgeting so that you can reach your financial dreams. Sign up for a free 34 days trial of YNAB, my go-to budgeting app by using my referral link. Connect with Purple:
    Website Instagram: @APurpleLife Twitter: @APurpleLifeBlog Connect with me:







    Instagram: @Journeytolaunch Twitter: @JourneyToLaunch Facebook: @Journey To Launch Join the Private Facebook Group Join the Waitlist for My FI Course Get The Free Jumpstart Guide

    • 54 min
    How To Protect Your Wealth On Your Financial Freedom Journey

    How To Protect Your Wealth On Your Financial Freedom Journey

    Building wealth is something talked about often. What isn’t normally discussed? Protecting that wealth you’re working so hard to build!
    In this solo episode, I talk about how to protect yourself, your assets, and the people you love as soon as you’re able. You don’t have to wait until you’re “older” or wealthy to check off these boxes. Start risk management and wealth protection today and become a wealthy person by acting like one now.
    In this episode, I discuss:
    Why we hired a financial planner (even though I’m a “money expert”) The importance of having a safe and physically protecting important documents Taking the time to secure the appropriate beneficiaries for all of your assets/accounts Understanding your insurance options + more What stage of the financial journey are you on? Are you working on financial stability or work flexibility? Find out with this free assessment and get a curated list of the 10 next best episodes for you to listen to depending on your stage. Check it out here!
    Other related blog posts/links mentioned in this episode:
    https://journeytolaunch.com/episode33/  https://journeytolaunch.com/episode200/  https://amzn.to/3ROMVbG  Journeytolaunch.com/mystage Check out my new personal website here. Join The Weekly Newsletter List Leave me a voicemail– Leave me a question on the Journey To Launch voicemail and have it answered on the podcast! Watch me on News12  Watch my latest segments on News12 YNAB –  Start managing your money and budgeting so that you can reach your financial dreams. Sign up for a free 34 days trial of YNAB, my go-to budgeting app by using my referral link. Connect with me:







    Instagram: @Journeytolaunch Twitter: @JourneyToLaunch Facebook: @Journey To Launch Join the Private Facebook Group Join the Waitlist for My FI Course Get The Free Jumpstart Guide

    • 33 min
    Balancing Financial Goals & Enjoying Your Money + How We Paid For Our Most Expensive Vacation

    Balancing Financial Goals & Enjoying Your Money + How We Paid For Our Most Expensive Vacation

    Balancing how to be financially responsible for long term wealth and spending in the moment so that you can live an intentional, fulfilling life is not always easy to do. In this solo episode, I talk about how I make those spending vs saving decisions for myself and give you six questions to ask yourself before you splurge/make a purchase. I also talk about how we paid for our 10-year anniversary trip to St. Lucia and our Brooklyn basement remodel.
    The balance of saving and investing vs. enjoying your hard earned money How we decided to spend money on our 10-year anniversary trip and basement remodel Giving yourself permission to change what you spend money on and indulge in your priorities Questions to ask yourself when deciding on spending money + more What stage of the financial journey are you on? Are you working on financial stability or work flexibility? Find out with this free assessment and get a curated list of the 10 next best episodes for you to listen to depending on your stage. Check it out here!
    Other related blog posts/links mentioned in this episode:
    Check out the book Profit First   https://journeytolaunch.com/episode262/ Die with Zero Book Check out my new personal website here. Join The Weekly Newsletter List Leave me a voicemail– Leave me a question on the Journey To Launch voicemail and have it answered on the podcast! Watch me on News12  Watch my latest segments on News12 YNAB –  Start managing your money and budgeting so that you can reach your financial dreams. Sign up for a free 34 days trial of YNAB, my go-to budgeting app by using my referral link. Connect with me:







    Instagram: @Journeytolaunch Twitter: @JourneyToLaunch Facebook: @Journey To Launch Join the Private Facebook Group Join the Waitlist for My FI Course Get The Free Jumpstart Guide

    • 30 min
    How To Lean Into Rest, Let Go Of Expectations, & Outsource For Peace

    How To Lean Into Rest, Let Go Of Expectations, & Outsource For Peace

    In this solo episode I give you Journey To Launch business updates and what I’ve been up to personally (or not up to) over the last couple of months. I discuss how I’ve been preparing for my upcoming busy season of life, why taking advantage of rest is important, and the main takeaways from summer 2022. 
    In this episode, I discuss:
    The benefits of taking advantage of no structure and seasons of rest  How to enjoy and take a grateful approach to your day-to-day life Editing your life to focus on what serves you instead of what drains you The importance of social capital + not tying your worth to numbers Updates on business, my family, basement renovations, + more  Other related blog posts/links mentioned in this episode:
    Check out my new personal website here. Join The Weekly Newsletter List Leave me a voicemail– Leave me a question on the Journey To Launch voicemail and have it answered on the podcast! Watch me on News12  Watch my latest segments on News12 YNAB –  Start managing your money and budgeting so that you can reach your financial dreams. Sign up for a free 34 days trial of YNAB, my go-to budgeting app by using my referral link. Connect with me:







    Instagram: @Journeytolaunch Twitter: @JourneyToLaunch Facebook: @Journey To Launch Join the Private Facebook Group Join the Waitlist for My FI Course Get The Free Jumpstart Guide

    • 36 min
    Episode 285- Your Money or Your Life: Transform Your Relationship With Money & Achieve Financial Independence W/ Vicki Robin REWIND

    Episode 285- Your Money or Your Life: Transform Your Relationship With Money & Achieve Financial Independence W/ Vicki Robin REWIND

    Vicki Robins, the co-author of “Your Money or Your Life” has been one of the most influential visionaries of the Financial Independence movement.
    In the late 1960’s, with the advice of the late Joe Dominguez, Vicki reached Financial Independence and together they began to teach their revolutionary methods all over the nation. Their workshops featured the famous 9 steps to reach Financial Independence and eventually, Vicki and Joe were approached to turn their teachings into the book that we know today, "Your Money or Your Life".
    The book went on to be wildly popular, encouraging people to fight against the weight of consumerism and become a New York Times bestseller. Vicki also made two appearances on the Oprah Show with Oprah declaring that the book "would change your life". More than 25 years later, Vicki has written an updated version of the book for a new generation of people on the path to Financial Independence.
    I'm so honored to have Vicki on the show to discuss:
    How Vicki met the late co-author Joe Dominguez and how they worked to create the Financial Independence movement How their book “Your Money or Your Life” came to fruition and became popular. Why Vicki set out to create an updated version of the book The importance of relationships and how they create community wealth Why “freeing your mind” is the cornerstone of Financial Independence The definition of the “Enough Point” How to calculate your life energy and true hourly wage What Vicki believes to be the most transformational steps of the 9 steps from the book How Vicki believes the new version of “Your Money or Your Life” will impact the world in this new age The bigger picture of systemic barriers in the United States that make achieving Financial Independence more difficult Other related blog posts/links mentioned in this episode:
    Life Energy Calculator How We Saved $169,000 in 2 Years With the Help of This Budgeting System Buy Your Money or Your Life  Check out my new personal website here. Join The Weekly Newsletter List Leave me a voicemail– Leave me a question on the Journey To Launch voicemail and have it answered on the podcast! Watch me on News12  Watch my latest segments on News12 YNAB –  Start managing your money and budgeting so that you can reach your financial dreams. Sign up for a free 34 days trial of YNAB, my go-to budgeting app by using my referral link. Connect with Vicki on:
    VickiRobin.com YourMoneyOrYourLife.com Connect with me:
    Instagram: @journeytolaunch Twitter: @JourneyToLaunch Facebook: Journey To Launch

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Simple Path to Wealth and All You Need to Know About Index Investing with JL Collins REWIND

    The Simple Path to Wealth and All You Need to Know About Index Investing with JL Collins REWIND

    Your path to financial freedom and wealth doesn’t have to be complicated. This week’s Journey to Launch podcast episode lifts up the veil of overcomplicated investing strategies to show you a more simple path to wealth. Well known author and blogger, JL Collins, is on the show discussing his path to Financial Independence through index investing and his successful book, The Simple Path to Wealth. 
    JL Collins went from working in an ice cream parlor for $1.25 an hour (he was 13) to accomplishing Financial Independence & Retiring Early (FIRE) before it was even a thing. In this episode, JL Collins breaks down the stock market and everything you need to know about investing in index funds. 
    In this episode you’ll learn: 
    What is F-you money and why you need it Ways to enjoy breaks or sabbaticals throughout your career What are index funds and tips on investing in the market Why your house is a terrible investment (his words, not mine) What is a Chautauqua, and so much more Other related blog posts/links mentioned in this episode:
    Like what you heard and want to learn more about JL Collins? Check out some of his most popular blogs on this website: 
    The Stock Series Why your house is a terrible investment F-you Money: John Goodman v. jlcollinsnh WARNING: These videos are NOT work or kid-friendly. Watch at your own risk.  Check out JL Collins’ book, The Simple Path to Wealth
    If you liked this podcast episode, you might also like:
    Episode 11- Rejecting Homeownership, Traveling the World & Retiring by 31 Years Old
    Episode 105- How To Quit Like a Millionaire So You Can Stop Working & Start Living With Kristy & Bryce
    Check out my new personal website here. Join The Weekly Newsletter List Leave me a voicemail– Leave me a question on the Journey To Launch voicemail and have it answered on the podcast! Watch me on News12  Watch my latest segments on News12 YNAB –  Start managing your money and budgeting so that you can reach your financial dreams. Sign up for a free 34 days trial of YNAB, my go-to budgeting app by using my referral link. Connect with JL Collins:
    Website
    Twitter: JLCollinsNH
    Connect with me:
    Instagram: @journeytolaunch
    Twitter: @JourneyToLaunch
    Facebook: Journey To Launch

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

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1.5K Ratings

Financial Samurai ,

Enjoy the show!

It’s great to listen to a diversity of voices in the money podcast space. I also like how Jamila also shares her own journey to launch and grow updates. It’s great to see her do so well since starting the podcast in 2017. Consistency pays off! As a creative and parent, it’s not easy to juggle both. - Sam

Tiggety Fluff ,

Great podcast!

I find this podcast to be a nice mix of practical advice, hearing from experts, and elevating the voices of women and people of color in a space where they are under-represented. Jamila is also a refreshing voice in the FIRE/personal finance space, because she doesn’t preach crazy frugality or all of the same old, same old. She lives notoriously expensive New York City, and not in the middle of nowhere, so I find her a more realistic and relatable voice. She is down-to-earth and translates information well. Great addition to the finance podcast universe!

alicia.x ,

Motivational + Actionable

Great mix of understanding someone else’s journey and providing actionable advice.

I’ve already learned so much that I’ve been able to implement on my own journey!

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