83 episodes

You will be inspired by these stories. Hear from the top financial authors, podcasters, video creators, and speakers. What are the secrets of their success?

This podcast is for the independent financial media. Bloggers, writers, podcasters, and more will hear from the best of the best.

The Plutus Awards Podcast is hosted by Sarah Li Cain (Beyond the Dollar) with assistance from Plutus Awards founder Harlan Landes and long-time Plutus Awards volunteer Miranda Marquit.

In each episode, Sarah or a guest host speaks to content creators, entrepreneurs, Plutus Award winners, and your idols in the financial media.

For more about the Plutus Awards, visit plutusawards.com.

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    • Business
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

You will be inspired by these stories. Hear from the top financial authors, podcasters, video creators, and speakers. What are the secrets of their success?

This podcast is for the independent financial media. Bloggers, writers, podcasters, and more will hear from the best of the best.

The Plutus Awards Podcast is hosted by Sarah Li Cain (Beyond the Dollar) with assistance from Plutus Awards founder Harlan Landes and long-time Plutus Awards volunteer Miranda Marquit.

In each episode, Sarah or a guest host speaks to content creators, entrepreneurs, Plutus Award winners, and your idols in the financial media.

For more about the Plutus Awards, visit plutusawards.com.

    Money Should Be a Side Effect of Your Business, Not Its Purpose

    Money Should Be a Side Effect of Your Business, Not Its Purpose

    Can your business succeed if making money isn’t its guiding factor? Perhaps in the most successful businesses, creating monetary value isn’t the primary objective -- or, at least, owners have another purpose in mind.
    In this episode, Sarah Li Cain has a candid conversation with J.D. Roth, founder of Get Rich Slowly. J.D. discusses the benefits of getting away from the idea that money is the primary goal in business, how to blend your business and personal life together and enjoy meaningful and successful work, and why he is not fond of search engine optimization (SEO).
    Episode highlights
    J.D. discusses different types of goals when making money is not top priority in your business How its ok for your purpose to change for your business and personal life J.D. expresses the importance of creating meaningful work How pivoting Get Rich Slowly from a blog to something meaningful to J.D. For more information, visit the show notes at https://plutusfoundation.org/2021/money-business-purpose

    • 28 min
    Candice Latham - Work Backwards to Achieve Success in Your Business

    Candice Latham - Work Backwards to Achieve Success in Your Business

    Success is not necessarily defined by how much money you make or how many subscribers you have. You can create your own vision of success, and your metrics may be unique to you. It helps to know what’s within your control and what’s beyond your control, and define your success accordingly.
    In this episode, Sarah Li Cain speaks with Candice Latham, brand business owner of Latham Agency. Candice shares what it means to own your own version of success, how she shifted and pursued her goals in her business and life, and how you can work backwards to capture the feeling of success in your business.
    Episode highlights
            Candice describes what success meant to her in the past         How seeing other people’s success changed her definition of success         How to deal with the competing versions of success         How to pinpoint what habits you need to accomplish your goals  About Candice Latham
     Candice Latham was born and raised in the inner city of Boston. She started using her skills from her nine-to-five ad agency job to start her own design business on the side which later became her full-time hustle. Candice documented my journey of paying off $47,000 of debt and investing, going from a negative net worth to a positive one.  She believes that even if you grew up in an environment where you didn’t see opportunities & possibilities, you can still defy the odds, build wealth, and think differently for yourself and your family.

    • 25 min
    Having Options: Creating Passive Income So You Can Quit If You Want

    Having Options: Creating Passive Income So You Can Quit If You Want

    You love the idea of becoming an entrepreneur, but without some of the struggles that past generations have faced. Passive income can play a role in taking some of the obstacles away from creating a life where you have options.
    Acquania Escarne, wealth strategist,and host of The Purpose of Money, went deep in conversation with our host, Sarah Li Cain, to discuss how she discovered her own path to entrepreneurship by watching her mother’s journey, the importance of creating passive income, and how she manages incoming cash flow for the day she decides to leave her 9 to 5.
     Episode highlights
     
    Acquania discusses why she wanted to become an entrepreneur She walks us through the steps on how she grew her network How she is focusing on other arms for creating passive income Acquania explained her strategy behind having passive income About Acquania Escarne
    Acquania Escarne is a Wealth Strategist who helps clients across the country build and maintain generational wealth through saving and investing.
    With more than a decade of experience, Acquania follows a step-by-step system that helps individuals and families maximize their income and leverage money they are already spending to produce residual and tax-free income.
    Her Podcast and Blog, “The Purpose of Money,” teaches Women of Color about saving, investing, and building wealth through real estate, investing in the stock market, life insurance, unique savings strategies, and more. Acquania’s guests are working women and entrepreneurs that have found ways to build wealth and create more freedom in their lives today.

    • 36 min
    Why Creating Boundaries Is Crucial for Your Business

    Why Creating Boundaries Is Crucial for Your Business

    Ep. 77. Creating boundaries is crucial to any sport. You can’t play football or soccer without the referee reminding you to stay inbound., but what about creating  boundaries in a business or a side hustle. Is this something a business should have in place? Yes, creating boundaries within a business not only helps your business grow but helps your mental state remain healthy. 
    Whitney Hansen, the host of the award-winning podcast, The Money Nerds, had a detailed conversation with our host, Sarah Li Cain, to discuss the importance of setting boundaries around her business, and how having boundaries keeps you from creating identities solely around the business.
     Episode highlights
     
    Whitney discusses the importance of creating boundaries She walked us through the steps on how to establish boundaries in your business Whitney touches on giving yourself permission to take days off She lists the benefits in creating boundaries About Whitney Hansen
    I’m Whitney Hansen.  I’m a personal finance coach and entrepreneur. I teach overwhelmed millennials how to pay off debt and be financially independent by giving them the tools to have more fun with money and sprinkling in a little silliness. Some of my accomplishments are paying off $30,000 in 10 months, buying my first home at 19, and paying $472 for my master’s degree.

    • 31 min
    Identify Your Priorities and Pivot Your Business

    Identify Your Priorities and Pivot Your Business

    To expand any business, you must be open to change. Some businesses are afraid of change because they don't know what to expect. They are afraid of the unknown, but without change how would your business grow. Growth requires change!
    Harlan Landes, the founder and executive director of Plutus Foundation, had a detailed conversation with our host, Sarah Li Cain, to discuss when to know when to quit a business or side gig even when things are going great, and he digs deep into the types of self-awareness that is needed to find both personal and outward success for professional projects.
     Episode highlights
    Harlan discusses the ideas of prioritizing a business He explains the challenges of making tough decisions How to pivot around situations when things change course Harlan expresses the importance of reflecting on your business For more information, visit the show notes at https://plutusfoundation.org/2021/identify-priorities-pivot-business

    • 26 min
    Break the Rules When Creating Content to Grow Your Audience

    Break the Rules When Creating Content to Grow Your Audience

    There’s nothing inherently wrong about keeping it safe when writing and creating other content about personal finance. Many who do want to provide actionable and interesting information that gets the job done and helps their audience. But maybe, just maybe, you can have a bigger impact by breaking some of the rules and not playing it safe. If your audience sees your authentic self in the insight you share, even if it pertains to personal finance, you will have a better chance at connecting with and growing your audience while influencing them to take action.
    Piggy and Kitty, the founders and writers of Bitches Get Riches, had an exciting conversation with our host, Sarah Li Cain, to discuss how they grew their blog with being true to who they are, why they believe it's a disservice to the finance industry if people delivered the same content, and steps on how you can monetize your blog without relying on corporate dollars.
     Episode highlights
    Piggy and Kitty discusses their ideas on breaking the rules They share how they collaborated choosing their brand They touched on how monetization can cause you to stay in the box with content How they grew their audience with being who they are

    • 37 min

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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I've been a big fan of what Plutus has been doing for years (and also love their event at FinCon of course). This podcast is worth your while!

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