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Jamila Souffrant is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), host of the Journey To Launch podcast and author of "Your Journey to Financial Freedom: A Step-By-Step Guide to Achieving Wealth and Happiness".

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

The book, "Your Journey to Financial Freedom: A Step-By-Step Guide to Achieving Wealth and Happiness," shows you how to skyrocket your savings, blast through debt and ultimately accelerate your unique and truly epic journey to financial freedom and independence. The audiobook, which is narrated by Jamila, and the eBook are available in the Apple store.

As a money expert who “walks her talk” she helps brave listeners also known as 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 and Financial Independence.

Journey To Launch Jamila Souffrant

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Jamila Souffrant is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), host of the Journey To Launch podcast and author of "Your Journey to Financial Freedom: A Step-By-Step Guide to Achieving Wealth and Happiness".

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

The book, "Your Journey to Financial Freedom: A Step-By-Step Guide to Achieving Wealth and Happiness," shows you how to skyrocket your savings, blast through debt and ultimately accelerate your unique and truly epic journey to financial freedom and independence. The audiobook, which is narrated by Jamila, and the eBook are available in the Apple store.

As a money expert who “walks her talk” she helps brave listeners also known as 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 and Financial Independence.

    How Ariana Paid Off $68K Of Credit Card Debt, Quit Her Job & Found A Budgeting System That Worked REWIND

    How Ariana Paid Off $68K Of Credit Card Debt, Quit Her Job & Found A Budgeting System That Worked REWIND

    This week we are rewinding to Ariana Rodriguez's episode, who joined the Journey To Launch podcast to talk about her experience on the Netflix documentary, “Get Smart With Money” and how she was able to turn her finances around.
    We chat about how she used her skills to begin a side hustle, that eventually allowed her to quit her job, the power of forgiving yourself of past money mistakes, automating your money and more.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    The internal struggle and mindset that plays a role in the cycle of debt and debt repayment How Ariana pivoted from an education career to tech project management in order to increase her income  Leveraging skills for side hustles to speed up the debt payment process What the “should lifestyle” is and why it keeps people stuck in the debt system Why financial freedom is possible and attainable at any level + more Other Links Mentioned in episode:
    From Side Hustle To Million Dollar Virtual Assistant Business With Tasha Booth Get your copy of my book: Your Journey To Financial Freedom Leave Your Journey To Financial Freedom a review! Get The Budget Bootcamp for FREE Check out my 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! 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. 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! Connect with Ariana:
    Website: ArianaRodriguez.co Instagram:@ArianaRodriguez.co 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 Get The Budget Bootcamp for FREE

    • 53 min
    Life After Becoming Debt Free With Josie Espinoza REWIND

    Life After Becoming Debt Free With Josie Espinoza REWIND

    This week, we are rewinding to Journeyer, Josie Espinoza’s episode who shares her debt free story. She was the first in her family to go to college, but then found herself in $50K of debt which included student loans, credit cards, and auto loan debt. She discovered a passion for financial freedom and independence; and through listening to podcasts, she was able to learn what was needed to become debt free. Once debt free, Josie and her husband became focused on financial planning, saving, and securing their family’s future.   
    In this episode, Josie shares:
    Her story coming from Mexico at the age 8, helping her parents on the farm and being the youngest of 9 and the first one to get a college degree
    How the money mindset, “Money is made to be spent” led her to accumulate $50K of debt and how 3 weeks without money was her rock bottom
    How she was able to resign from her job that was affecting her mental health
     Why she feels that anyone can change their finances with a little effort & more
    Other Links Mentioned in episode:
    Get your copy of my book: Your Journey To Financial Freedom Leave Your Journey To Financial Freedom a review! Get The Budget Bootcamp for FREE Check out my 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! 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. 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! Connect with Josie:
    Instagram: @minimalisatodo
    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 Get The Budget Bootcamp for FREE

    • 28 min
    From Living Paycheck To Paycheck To Paying Off Debt & Financially Thriving With Veronique REWIND

    From Living Paycheck To Paycheck To Paying Off Debt & Financially Thriving With Veronique REWIND

    This week we are rewinding to a conversation I had with Veronique Graves, a fellow Journeyer and former member of my past community the Money Launch Club. Veronique is a self employed sign language interpreter who is on her way to financial freedom. After becoming a member of the Money Launch Club, she went from living paycheck to paycheck to paying off debt, saving, and investing. 
    Veronique advises those on their financial journey to be patient, set specific goals, and surround themselves with financially savvy individuals. Her motivation for financial independence stems from her desire for life flexibility and the ability to help others, inspired by how her family supported her financially in the past.
    In this episode, Veronique shares: 
    How working as a freelance contractor requires careful financial planning due to the irregular nature of her income​​. How she successfully managed to save enough to avoid living paycheck to paycheck and how she is paying off her credit card debt The significance of celebrating small wins and staying motivated by recognizing progress over time​​ + much more. Other Links Mentioned in episode:
    Check out the book that helped Veronique on her journey, Get Money by Kristin Wong. Get your copy of my book: Your Journey To Financial Freedom Leave Your Journey To Financial Freedom a review! Get The Budget Bootcamp for FREE Check out my 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! 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. 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! 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 Get The Budget Bootcamp for FREE

    • 32 min
    How the Income-Driven Repayment Waiver Can Help Student Loan Borrowers Get Closer to Forgiveness w/ Lauryn Williams

    How the Income-Driven Repayment Waiver Can Help Student Loan Borrowers Get Closer to Forgiveness w/ Lauryn Williams

    This week on the Journey to Launch Podcast, I am sharing a conversation I had on IG Live with Lauryn Williams from Student Loan Planner. Lauryn provides crucial information for student loan borrowers about the Biden administration's Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) waiver for federal student loans, which can significantly impact loan forgiveness eligibility. The steps to take include: understand your loan type, consider consolidation, and take timely action before June 30, 2024 which is the deadline to maximize benefits. 
    In this episode, Lauryn shares: 
    What is the IDR Waiver and how it can help student loan borrowers get closer to forgiveness Why borrowers with Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) loans or those with multiple loan types should consider consolidation to benefit from the IDR waiver. Where to go to see your loans and determine your next steps  How to stay informed about your loans and any future opportunities for forgiveness or adjustment if you miss the deadline + more. Other Links Mentioned in episode:
    How to Qualify for the IDR Waiver Student Loan Planner www.StudentAid.gov   Get your copy of my book: Your Journey To Financial Freedom Leave Your Journey To Financial Freedom a review! Get The Budget Bootcamp for FREE Check out my 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! 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. 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! Connect with Lauren:
    Website Instagram: @LauryncWilliams 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 Get The Budget Bootcamp for FREE

    • 33 min
    The Creative Process, Balancing Business + Family & Overcoming Doubts w/ my Writing Coach Amanda Bauch- Part 2

    The Creative Process, Balancing Business + Family & Overcoming Doubts w/ my Writing Coach Amanda Bauch- Part 2

    This week on the Journey to Launch Podcast, I'm featuring the second part of my discussion with Amanda Bauch, my book coach In this episode, Amanda interviews me about the experience of writing “Your Journey to Financial Freedom” — from its initial conception and the creative process to how it feels six months after its release. We also delve into the book's reception, its impact on readers, and explore the possibility of a second book and what I would do differently. 
    In this episode, we discuss:
    The timeline and steps involved in creating the book, from the initial proposal to the eventual publication. The struggles with doubts about the book's structure and organization & the challenges of writing while also running a business and raising 3 small kids What I learned during the process and how I would approach it differently in the future. The importance of investing in professional help & having a support system including family, friends, and professionals in the publishing industry + much more Other Links Mentioned in episode:
    Get your copy of my book: Your Journey To Financial Freedom Leave Your Journey To Financial Freedom a review! Get The Budget Bootcamp for FREE Check out my 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! 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. 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! Connect with Amanda:
    Website: https://www.AmandaBauch.com 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 Get The Budget Bootcamp for FREE

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Journey of Writing and Publishing my First Book w/ My Writing Coach Amanda Bauch (Part 1)

    The Journey of Writing and Publishing my First Book w/ My Writing Coach Amanda Bauch (Part 1)

    This week on the Journey to Launch Podcast, I’m speaking with my book, Your Journey to Financial Freedom’s coach and editor, Amanda C. Bauch. Our relationship has spanned over two years in bringing the book to life. On this 6 month anniversary of my book being out in the world, I am bringing you this conversation to provide a comprehensive look at the behind-the-scenes work involved in writing and publishing a book, plus Amanda’s experience as a freelancer and working for a big publishing house. Amanda is a writer, editor, and teacher who delights in helping authors share their ideas with the world. Whether ghostwriting, collaborating, editing, or coaching, she strives to provide whatever guidance and encouragement authors need along the way. 
    In this episode, Amanda shares:
    Her history and passion for writing & editing, which started from a young age and her experience working at a big five publisher, discussing challenges and opportunities.  The lengthy process of book publishing, highlighting the time and effort required from inception to publication. Why she left HarperCollins to return to freelancing and how she created a work life balance Traditional publishing vs self publishing and what is the new publishing modality; hybrid publishing + much more! This episode is the first part of a two part conversation I had with Amanda. In next week’s episode we will cover more about my book, Your Journey to Financial Freedom and how Amanda helped me with the creative and writing process + more behind the scenes.  
    Other Links Mentioned in episode:
    Get your copy of my book: Your Journey To Financial Freedom Leave Your Journey To Financial Freedom a review! Get The Budget Bootcamp for FREE Check out my 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! 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. 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! Connect with Amanda:
    Website: https://www.AmandaBauch.com 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 Get The Budget Bootcamp for FREE

    • 51 min

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1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

123445677990 ,

Best interviewer in ALL media

It’s been a few months since I listened to to a JTL episode, it never disappoints. It. doesn’t matter who Jamila is interviewing, be it an NFL player who redefines what wealth is for a professional athlete by investing in his future instead of showing out, or a mom who started a business with $5 to get her family out of almost-poverty. It does not matter what the topic is, she is the best interviewer in all media, hands down! Jamila knows how to let her guests speak, knows the exact questions to ask, and asks the best follow up questions. In a world where Everyone has a podcast and Everyone is interviewing people and talking over them and not asking the right questions… I find myself yelling out loud for a question that never seems to be asked. In contrast, Jamila gets the raw truth from her guests, the nitty gritty, and these answers help other people who are listening who may be at the same place. Regardless of where you are in life financially, this podcast has something for everyone in the finance spectrum, from broke to those building generational wealth. And it’s not just finance, there are life nuggets in every episode. Move over Oprah, Jamila, imo, is a much better interviewer. She is. I said it first ;).

KCBunny23 ,

What a blessing

I started listening to Jamila around November 2023 when I was trying to get started in listening to podcasts rather than listening to music during my shifts. I found the show looking for something in finance as I am an accountant and wanted something I felt would also teach me. I heard Jamila talking about her new book that was coming out early December 2023 and tbh I was thinking “is this another one of those…” hearing a lot of other podcasters on my main homepage talking up their recent books. But then I kept listening and learning about Jamila’s view of FI and I HAD to get it ! As a black female in finance, I’m so glad to have found Jamila to be relatable & inspiring. Especially her 6 year goal because I was just turning 25 setting a 5 year goal.
I did slow down on podcasts for a few weeks, still reading my book, but I’ve been listening to the more recent new episodes and was just feeling so inspired by hearing everyone’s stories & Jamila saying how far she’s come, & referencing old episodes - so last week I decided to go allll the way back to see where Jamila started to give myself more confidence IT IS POSSIBLE. I can see my mindset has changed a lot in the last 6 months, not only from listening to Jamila but also executive some of the things I’ve learned.
Thank you for bringing us on your Journey Jamila !!!

lamar Rich ,

Motivation

Gave information to invest without being scare.

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