Host Farnoosh Torabi is an award-winning financial strategist, TV host and bestselling author. So Money brings inspiring money strategies and stories straight from today's top business minds, authors and influencers. What was their financial journey and how do they master their money today? Hear from inspiring individuals and learn about their financial philosophies, wins, failures and habits. Plus, their secret guilty pleasures. On Fridays, tune in as Farnoosh answers your biggest questions about money, career, guests, you name it. Submit your question for Farnoosh at www.SoMoneyPodcast.com.
1115: Ask Farnoosh: Should We Sell Our House Right Now?
Is now a smart time to sell? What's the best way to find a financial planner? How to best pay for a kitchen remodel? How can I save on home and auto insurance right now? Farnoosh tackles your most recent financial questions.
1114: Financial Advice for Teachers with Professor Mark Schug
This episode is dedicated to all of our great, hardworking teachers who deserve far more than they earn. Our guest Mark Schug is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and co-author of the new book, Teachers Can Be Financially Fit: Economists’ Advice for Educators. It may seem unrealistic for teachers to build wealth, knowing how underpaid many of them are, so Mark and I discuss saving, investing and earning strategies for educators to help them get ahead.
1113: Managing Motherhood and Work with Mandi Woodruff Santos, Co-Host of the Brown Ambition Podcast
Mandi Woodruff is the executive producer and co-host of the Brown Ambition Podcast, which she launched in 2015 with Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche. Brown Ambition has been named one of the Best Financial Podcasts of 2020 by Business Insider and was nominated this year for a Plutus Award for best podcast. Mandi has more than a decade of experience as a personal finance editor and reporter, and now serves as the Senior Content Director for LendingTree.com, an online marketplace where you can shop and compare everything from mortgages to personal loans.
1112: Ask Farnoosh: How to Manage Family Finances in the Pandemic?
Today’s Ask Farnoosh focuses on questions related to managing your family finances in this pandemic and recession.
I recently partnered with COUNTRY Financial and they recently conducted this eye-opening survey which points to some major financial struggles across the nation. It found that 51% of parents have financial concerns with extra food, childcare, technology and internet costs and 27% of parents have had to delay paying rent, credit card bills, auto insurance bills or retirement contributions.
I'm joined by Troy Frerichs who is COUNTRY’s Vice President of Investment Services to help answer listener questions including:
How to be a new parent and manage the related costs and time pressures of working and raising your child from home?
How to get back in the workforce if you've had to quit your job during Covid to take care of your family?
How to navigate the increased costs of college kids returning and living back at home?
You can learn more about the COUNTRY survey and get access to some really helpful content and articles at countryfinancial.com/farnoosh
1111: Kara Goldin, Founder of Hint Water and Author of Undaunted
Like so many great entrepreneurs’ stories begin, Kara Goldin discovered her business idea through solving a problem in your own life, wanting to regain her health in her 40s. As she committed to drinking more water in her own life - and adding natural flavors to the drink - a business was born. Hint is now one of the leading beverages in the world and Kara called one of the leading six distruptors in business — alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Her latest endeavor is the launch of her book: Undaunted: Overcoming Doubt and Doubters. Part autobiography, part business memoir and lots of insights on self-development, Undaunted offers inspiring stories that impart lessons that any reader can apply to their own path. While most motivational business and life books try to offer quick fixes, Undaunted focuses on long-term success, showing you how to take control of breaking down barriers and moving forward.
1110: Sally Taylor: Vice President and General Manager, FICO
This episode is part of a two-episode series in partnership with FICO. Our initial episode tackled all of your top credit score-related questions. FICO's Joanne Gaskin joined to co-host. You can listen to the full episode here.
Today we welcome Sally Taylor, Vice President and General Manager of B2B Scores at FICO. As a product executive in the predictive analytics and decision management space, Sally has many years’ experience shaping, managing and delivering products that help businesses improve their operations and generate high ROI. She's been part of amazing transformations – such as leading the FICO Scores adoption to revolutionize the mortgage industry, to initial business uses of mathematical optimization in the credit industry – to currently making analytics accessible and consumable via the FICO Analytic Cloud Marketplace.
In her current role, Sally manages a team of 60 professionals responsible for business development and partner relations, product strategy and management, marketing, analytic and software development, analytic delivery and project management for global business-to-business FICO score products.
Learn more about Sally:
FICO Blog: FICO Celebrates 30th Anniversary of the FICO Score Spotlighting global financial inclusion innovation at 2019 FICO World
VIDEO – Fox Business: What is a FICO Score?
Forbes byline: Top Three Data Trends Helping To Transform Lending
Thrive Global: FICO VP Sally Taylor: “As with any social movement, walls come down when people respect and understand each other.”
Yahoo Finance: 10 Powerful Women in Finance Share Their Ideas on Achieving on Gender Parity
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So Money is an amazing resource for anyone looking to develop financial literacy and become a better version of themselves. Farnoosh provides digestible and actionable content that has played an integral role in helping me navigate my finances. As a working professional in my 20’s, I am grateful to have found such a educational, yet engaging podcast. I appreciate the diverse guests Farnoosh brings on her show, as she gives her listeners a broad range of viewpoints and topics to learn from. I look forward to her episodes each week and you will too. Thank you always keeping it real Farnoosh!
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