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CFP and 4x Olympian Lauryn Williams and guests share their money memoirs to offer insights into how money works for them. Worth-Winning.com.

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CFP and 4x Olympian Lauryn Williams and guests share their money memoirs to offer insights into how money works for them. Worth-Winning.com.

    ”Know Better. Do Better. Series” Planning for a Financial Windfall, With Lauryn Williams and Chloé Moore

    ”Know Better. Do Better. Series” Planning for a Financial Windfall, With Lauryn Williams and Chloé Moore

    This is the “Know Better, Do Better” series born from the countless conversations two CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals, Lauryn Williams and Chloé Moore, have about the trendy narratives and clickbaity articles that make it hard for them to help their clients. They want to help you gain financial confidence and clarity to control your destiny.
    In this episode of the series, Lauryn and Chloé are talking about how to handle your finances when you receive a windfall. Now you might instantly think of winning the lotto as a windfall, but there are many instances of windfalls that you can receive including tax refunds, stimulus checks, and inheritances. 
    While not every windfall you receive is going to be large and life-changing, it’s still important to have a plan for what you’re going to do with it.  
    In this episode, Lauryn and Chloé talk about:
    What to consider when you receive small windfalls Why a large tax refund is NOT the goal The importance of considering payout options and tax obligations Considerations to make if you receive a large, but not life-changing windfall Important considerations for signing bonuses Why you need to be clear on your financial needs Why it’s helpful to have money goals established even if you’re not planning on receiving a windfall What to think about for retirement planning Importance of watching out for scams including “sketchy businesses” What professionals you may want to work with Additional pro tips and things to watch for if you receive a windfall If you want to further connect with Lauryn Williams at Worth Winning, follow us on social media:
    Instagram: @worthwinning Twitter: @worth_winning Facebook: @worthwinningfp LinkedIn: @lauryn-williams If you want to further connect with Chloé Moore:
    Instagram: @financialstaples Twitter: @finstaples Facebook: @finstaples LinkedIn: @chloemoore  Shared quote: “Wisdom with an inheritance is good, but wisdom without an inheritance is better than an inheritance without wisdom” – Anne Bradstreet
    RESOURCES MENTIONED:
    How to Prioritize Saving, Investing, and Paying Off Debt The smartest things do with your money when you get a raise, according to a financial planner Balancing the “Black Tax” with Your Desire to Build Wealth Coming up next: In the next episode of the Know Better. Do Better series, we’re going to talk about everything you need to know about Property and Casualty Insurance.

    • 38 min
    Are You Ready to Start a Business & Become an Entrepreneur?, With Lauryn Williams and Chloé Moore

    Are You Ready to Start a Business & Become an Entrepreneur?, With Lauryn Williams and Chloé Moore

    This is the “Know Better, Do Better” series born from the countless conversations two CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals, Lauryn Williams and Chloé Moore, have about the trendy narratives and clickbaity articles that make it hard for them to help their clients. They want to help you gain financial confidence and clarity to control your destiny.
    In this episode of the series, Lauryn and Chloé help you answer the question “Am I ready to start a business and become an entrepreneur?” A lot of people are thinking about taking the leap into entrepreneurship after the last year, but how do you know if it’s really a good idea? There are a lot of considerations to make before getting started and it’s not for everyone. 
    In this episode, Lauryn and Chloé talk about:
    The common mistakes that people make when starting a business What you need to have in order with your finances before you start a business The biggest reason that many businesses fail Why you need to be passionate about your business How long it really takes before you’ll be able to pay yourself as an entrepreneur What professionals you should connect with from the start of your business A few things you need to know about taxes Unexpected expenses that many entrepreneurs forget to plan for Potential business scams to watch out for What steps you can take if you want to start a business and are ready to become an entrepreneur If you want to further connect with Lauryn Williams at Worth Winning, follow us on social media:
    Instagram: @worthwinning Twitter: @worth_winning Facebook: @worthwinningfp LinkedIn: @lauryn-williams If you want to further connect with Chloé Moore:
    Instagram: @financialstaples Twitter: @finstaples Facebook: @finstaples LinkedIn: @chloemoore RESOURCES:
    Instagram: @financialstaples Twitter: @finstaples Facebook: @finstaples LinkedIn: @chloemoore Shared quote: “Dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.” - Shonda Rhimes
    RESOURCES MENTIONED:
    E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber  Episode 105 - "Know Better, Do Better" Series: Renting vs Homeownership Episode 100 - Employee vs Entrepreneur: What to Know Before Making the Jump Coming up next: In Episode 107 we’re going to talk about what to do if you get an unexpected windfall.

    • 43 min
    Know Better, Do Better Series: Renting vs Homeownership, With Lauryn Williams and Chloé Moore

    Know Better, Do Better Series: Renting vs Homeownership, With Lauryn Williams and Chloé Moore

    This is the “Know Better, Do Better” series born from the countless conversations two CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals, Lauryn Williams and Chloé Moore, have about the trendy narratives and clickbaity articles that make it hard for them to help their clients. They want to help you gain financial confidence and clarity to control your destiny.
    In the first episode of this series, Lauryn and Chloé dive into the trendy topic of homeownership. Even in the midst of the pandemic, the housing market has continued to soar. Many sellers are getting over the asking price and many buyers are struggling to buy while being caught up in bidding wars. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that since everyone else is doing it, it must be good. But, is buying a house vs renting really the right decision? 
    In this episode, Lauryn and Chloé talk about:
    Why a primary residence is not an investment 4 questions to ask yourself before buying a house The downsides of homeownership Common mistakes people make when buying a house If they think people are really “throwing money away on rent” Common mistakes people make when refinancing their mortgage The importance of prioritizing what’s important to you when it comes to your finances If you want to further connect with Lauryn Williams at Worth Winning, follow us on social media:
    Instagram: @worthwinning Twitter: @worth_winning Facebook: @worthwinningfp LinkedIn: @lauryn-williams If you want to further connect with Chloé Moore:
    Instagram: @financialstaples Facebook: @finstaples LinkedIn: @chloemoore RESOURCES:
    Chloé’s Business Insider article: “I'm a financial planner, and there are only a few situations where I recommend homeownership to my clients” A Comprehensive Guide for First-Time Home Buyers  First-Time Home Buyer Programs by State: https://time.com/nextadvisor/mortgages/first-time-homebuyer-loans-and-programs/

    • 40 min
    Meet Co-Host & Financial Planner Chloe Moore, With Lauryn Williams

    Meet Co-Host & Financial Planner Chloe Moore, With Lauryn Williams

    Welcome to our first full episode of 2021! We’re kicking the year off with a series called “Know Better, Do Better”. Fellow financial planner Chloe Moore from Financial Staples is going to be co-hosting this series with me (Lauryn Williams). We will be teaming up to break down some hot financial topics. But before we start diving in and breaking down clickbaity articles, scams, and misinformation, we want to officially introduce you to Chloe. 
    In this episode of the podcast, Chloe shares her money memoir with us along with why she decided to become a Certified Financial Planner and start Financial Staples. 
    We also discuss:
    The impact that Chloe’s upbringing had on the way she handles her finances What made her change majors in college from athletic training to financial planning The different options available for paying for college without student loans The impact it can make when you are exposed to experiences outside of your bubble Why Chloe decided to set out as an entrepreneur and start her own financial planning business How she’s handling her finances know The financial conversations that she’s having with friends and family Why you shouldn’t wait to talk to a planner until your finances are “ready” and why you don’t need to worry about being judged If you want to further connect with Lauryn Williams at Worth Winning, follow us on social media:
    Instagram: @worthwinning Twitter: @worth_winning Facebook: @worthwinningfp LinkedIn: @lauryn-williams RESOURCES:
    Learn more about Chloe at: https://www.financialstaples.com/
    Follow her on social media at:
    Instagram: @financialstaples Facebook: @finstaples LinkedIn: @chloemoore

    • 46 min
    The Podcast is Going to be Fun in 2021. With Lauryn Williams

    The Podcast is Going to be Fun in 2021. With Lauryn Williams

    Welcome to 2021! Worth Listening podcast host, Lauryn Williams, has been busy gearing up for the 4th year of the podcast. And she’s got some surprises in store for you. Here’s what you can expect in the upcoming year:
    Lauryn is bringing Certified Financial Planner, Chloe Moore, as a co-host for 13 episodes. They are going to dive into some of the trendy financial topics and do some financial myth-busting.  There will be several episodes where Lauryn will cover a case study along with sharing financial planning based on specific situations. The podcast guests are going to be from older generations. They’re going to share the things that they wished they would have known. There’s even a 100-year-old guest that will be joining us.  Several episodes will include a panel of guests discussing different financial topics During this episode, Lauryn also shares some inspiration for 2021 and the importance of creating a plan. She shares:
    Why she’s ready to move from surviving to thriving in 2021 Her plan and focus for the new year Why we need to focus on connecting with community in a way you feel safe The importance of having an accountability partner Why it’s going to be fun in 2021 If you want to share your money memoirs on the podcast or share your theme for the new year, email podcast@worth-winning.com
    If you want to further connect with Lauryn Williams at Worth Winning, follow us on social media:
    Instagram: @worthwinning Twitter: @worth_winning Facebook: @worthwinningfp LinkedIn: @lauryn-williams

    • 12 min
    Goal Setting & Planning for 2021

    Goal Setting & Planning for 2021

    2021 is just a few days away and it’s time to make sure you have your goals and action steps in place for the new year. 2020 brought a lot of unexpected situations for many people. You may have found that your finances were negatively impacted or you may have found that you had extra to save because you were sitting at home a lot more. On the last episode, Certified Financial Planner and Worth Listening host, Lauryn Williams shared tips to help you reflect on the events of this year and the impact they had on you. In this episode, she helps you get ready for the new year by sharing 3 tips to keep in mind as you plan for 2021. 
    In this episode, Lauryn talks about:
    Emotions around finances
    The questions you should be answering as you reflect upon the year
    Three things to keep in mind as you set goals for 2021
    The importance of being adaptable and leaving wiggle room in your budget
    Why it’s OK to make money off your “superpower”
    The importance of embracing that it’s not bad to make money (even more than you need!)
    If you want to share your money memoirs on the podcast, or share your goals and action steps for the new year, email podcast@worth-winning.com
    If you want to further connect with Lauryn Williams at Worth Winning, follow us on social media:
    Instagram: @worthwinning Twitter: @worth_winning Facebook: @worthwinningfp LinkedIn: @lauryn-williams Resources:
    Worth Listening episode 98: “Money Afford Me…” talking with financial therapist Lindsay Bryan-Podvin
    Worth Listening episode 99: “Financial Resiliency in 2020” and how to bounce back
    Worth Listening episode 101: “Reflecting on 2020”

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

J. Barshop ,

Authentic and Empowering

I appreciate the variety of episodes, the super practical takeaways, and Lauryn’s sincere humility - it’s obvious that she 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 Lauryn - keep up the great work!

J_ni88 ,

Amazing Podcast!

I have not been able to put this podcast down, Lauryn brings different people with many different point of view, in a space that is full of love (as I see it) to bring all types of people to an open discussion. I am obsessed!! I love love love her!! Why have I not found her sooner!! I am new listener and I have listened to all her most recent episodes and making my way to her older episodes. Such a gem!!

Georgiarapp ,

So addicting!

Every person Lauryn interviews has their own unique story. Financial discussions need to happen and it’s not an easy topic to talk about. Lauryn is able to get people to open up and talk about their financial journeys. Not only is it entertaining but you learn new tips and tricks every episode!

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