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Clever Girl Finance is a financial education platform, that empowers women to ditch debt, save money and build real wealth!
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Katia Chesnok is the founder & content creator of personal finance platform Economikat, where she educates Women, Latinx, and BIPOC communities on all things money and empowers them with wealth building tips to earn more, negotiate, side hustle, budget, and invest. She paid off more than 38k of credit card debt in 18 months thanks to her side hustle, which later became her six-figure business. She's an award-nominated money expert, CNBC contributor, and speaker. WHAT WE DISCUSSED: - What her "enough is enough" moment was - The kind of debt she had and what her income was - How she got the idea to start her side hustle - Her approach to paying off her debt once her side hustle started generating income - The steps she's taking to ensure her debt freedom is permanent AND MUCH MORE HOW TO KEEP UP WITH KATIA: You can learn more about her on Instagram @Economikat & her blog economikat.com ❤ Get access to 30+ free courses, worksheets, savings challenges, and our favorite banking resources: www.clevergirlfinance.com/course-packages/ ❤ Read the Clever Girl Finance Blog: clevergirlfinance.com/blog ❤ Get the best-selling Clever Girl Finance Books: clevergirlfinance.com/books ❤ Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/clevergirlfinance
Today my guest on the podcast is Jen Smith, founder of modernfrugality.com and co-host of the Frugal Friends podcast. 
Jen and her husband paid off $78K of debt in two years but when they started, they had a five-year plan! Jen shares what they did that resulted in them cutting their debt payoff in half without windfalls, being unemployed twice, and buying a house during that time! KEEP UP WITH JEN - On her website: modernfrugality.com - Download her free resource: modernfrugality.com/debtfree - Listen to her podcast: Frugal Friends Podcast ❤ Get access to 30+ free courses, worksheets, savings challenges, and our favorite banking resources: https://www.clevergirlfinance.com/course-packages/ ❤ Read the Clever Girl Finance Blog: https://clevergirlfinance.com/blog ❤ Get the best-selling Clever Girl Finance Books: https://clevergirlfinance.com/books ❤ Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/clevergirlfinance
On this episode of the @clevergirlsknowpodcast @bolasokunbi shares her thoughts on why you should be seeking out opportunities, why it's so incredibly important (especially right now) and the different opportunities you should be considering. It's been a tough year but there is opportunity! ❤ Get access to 30+ free courses, worksheets, savings challenges, and our favorite banking resources: https://www.clevergirlfinance.com/course-packages/ ❤ Read the Clever Girl Finance Blog: https://clevergirlfinance.com/blog ❤ Get the best-selling Clever Girl Finance Books: https://clevergirlfinance.com/books ❤ Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/clevergirlfinance
Join Jenny Coombs, Associate Professor at College for Financial Planning (MSF, CSRIC™) and I as we discuss the risks of investments, niche, and socially responsible investing PLUS learn key tips that will help new investors create a plan. Getting started with investing is simpler than you may think, you don’t have to know it all, but you do need to have a plan. ❤ Connect with Jenny Coombs CRPC®, Associate Professor, College for Financial Planning and Founder of GradMoney at gradmoney.org. ❤ Watch Jenny's TED Talks on sustainable investing: Investing for a Better World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJBCBOjcv2k Stopping the Rebuttal: The Future of Sustainability: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zscd2-K5nQ0 ❤ Get access to 30+ free courses, worksheets, savings challenges, and our favorite banking resources: https://www.clevergirlfinance.com/course-packages/ ❤ Read the Clever Girl Finance Blog: https://clevergirlfinance.com/blog ❤ Get the best-selling Clever Girl Finance Books: https://clevergirlfinance.com/books ❤ Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/clevergirlfinance
Adeola Omole dug herself out of 6 figures of debt and went on to build a million-dollar portfolio with smart investing. She's also navigated uncertain times and recovered from her own investing mistakes on her path to 7-figures. In this video, Adeola shares how she did it and key investing advice for beginner investors! Be sure to tune in and share this video with your best girlfriends! ❤ Get the best-selling Clever Girl Finance Books: https://clevergirlfinance.com/books ❤ Connect with Adeola on her website at adeolaomole.com. ❤ Get access to 30+ free courses, worksheets, savings challenges, and our favorite banking resources: https://clevergirlfinance.com/course-... ❤ Read the Clever Girl Finance Blog: https://clevergirlfinance.com/blog ❤ Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/clevergirlfinance
Investing can be as simple or complicated as you make it. When it comes to investing, you might be wondering where to start and how you can learn more. It’s important to get into the habit of building security so that you can feel confident that you have something to fall back on, even if you can’t work. Join me and Jully Alma Taveras as we discuss how she got started in investing and her long term investment goals! ❤ Get the best-selling Clever Girl Finance Books: https://clevergirlfinance.com/books ❤ Connect with Jully Alma Taveras, Founder of Investing Latina, on her website at http://investinglatina.com and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/investinglatina ❤ Get access to 30+ free courses, worksheets, savings challenges, and our favorite banking resources: https://www.clevergirlfinance.com/course-packages/ ❤ Read the Clever Girl Finance Blog: https://clevergirlfinance.com/blog ❤ Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/clevergirlfinance
How do you keep your cool and stay focused when the stock market goes on a wild ride? How do you get clear on long-term investing goals? How do you navigate your emotions around investing right now - especially in a panic? Join me and Nicole Hatcher, founder of @FrugalChicLife for a conversation on how to navigate your emotions around investing, tips to think long term, and why investing is so important for us as women! Love this video? Share it with your best girlfriends! ❤ Get the best-selling Clever Girl Finance Books: https://clevergirlfinance.com/books ❤ Connect with Nicole on her YouTube channel @FrugalChicLife and on her website at frugalchiclife.com. ❤ Get access to 30+ free courses, worksheets, savings challenges, and our favorite banking resources: https://clevergirlfinance.com/course-... ❤ Read the Clever Girl Finance Blog: https://clevergirlfinance.com/blog ❤ Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/clevergirlfinance
Is it possible to save money and invest as a mom running a full-time business and life? Jamila Souffrant helps people to launch financial freedom in an attainable, easy to follow way. Saving and investing are about finding an approach that works for you, and Jamila shares how she and her husband accomplished the milestone of saving and investing six-figures. If you want to live life on your own terms with your partner, listen in! ❤ Get the best-selling Clever Girl Finance Books: https://clevergirlfinance.com/books ❤ Connect with Jamila Souffrant, Founder of Journey to Launch, on her website at journeytolaunch.com. ❤ Listen to Jamila on the Clever Girl Finance Podcast: 041: Jamila Saved $85k In A Year - Here's How She Did It! ❤ Get access to 30+ free courses, worksheets, savings challenges, and our favorite banking resources: https://www.clevergirlfinance.com/course-packages/ ❤ Read the Clever Girl Finance Blog: https://clevergirlfinance.com/blog ❤ Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/clevergirlfinance
Does retiring early from your corporate career sound like an impossible dream? Kalyn Johnson Chandler was able to leave corporate life behind and is now the founder of a successful business. Join us as we discuss her story, she shares how she leveraged her business to build wealth, and gives us can’t miss tips on how to invest in your own business so that you can retire early and follow your dreams. ❤ Get the best-selling Clever Girl Finance Books: https://clevergirlfinance.com/books ❤ Connect with Kalyn Johnson Chandler, Founder and creative director of Effie’s Paper, on her website at effiespaper.com. ❤ Get access to 30+ free courses, worksheets, savings challenges, and our favorite banking resources: https://www.clevergirlfinance.com/course-packages/ ❤ Read the Clever Girl Finance Blog: https://clevergirlfinance.com/blog ❤ Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/clevergirlfinance
How do you start out with creating an investment portfolio especially now as we navigate pandemic? How do you manage your emotions and the uncertainty during this season? In this video, I interview Cindy Zuniga, who after the incredible feat of paying over $200,000 in student loans is now focused on building her investment portfolio during this pandemic. She shares how her original plan has adjusted due to the pandemic, her investing goals, how she's managing her emotions, and the key advice she would give anyone just starting out with building their investment portfolio - Excellent advice and tips for the beginner investor! ❤ Get the best-selling Clever Girl Finance Books: https://clevergirlfinance.com/books ❤ Connect with Cindy Zuniga, on her website at https://www.zero-basedbudget.com/ and on Instagram at @zerobasedbudget ❤ Get access to 30+ free courses, worksheets, savings challenges, and our favorite banking resources: https://www.clevergirlfinance.com/cou... ❤ Read the Clever Girl Finance Blog: https://clevergirlfinance.com/blog ❤ Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/clevergirlfinance
How do you navigate your life and finances through difficult times like a recession or a pandemic? Should you start or keep investing? Tune into this interview with Yezmin Thomas where she shares her first-hand experience with navigating her life and her finances after losing a significant portion of her household income during a recession. Learn how she weathered through the storm, her current investing strategy, and her long-term plans for her finances. ❤ Get my new book - Clever Girl Finance: Learn How Investing Works, Grow Your Money: clevergirlfinance.com/books ❤ Connect with Yezmin Thomas, on her website at https://www.yezminthomas.com and on Instagram at @yezminthomas ❤ Get access to 30+ free courses, worksheets, savings challenges, and our favorite banking resources: https://www.clevergirlfinance.com/cou... ❤ Read the Clever Girl Finance Blog: https://clevergirlfinance.com/blog ❤ Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/clevergirlfinance
Are you wondering how you should invest your money? Your approach to investing may need to change due to the pandemic, and this interview is packed with advice for new investors so you can set the right goals for where your money is going. Join me and @Mama & Money - Fo Alexander as we discuss why investing is important and how she is investing her money now. ❤ Get my new book - Clever Girl Finance: Learn How Investing Works, Grow Your Money: https://clevergirlfinance.com/books ❤ Connect with Fo Alexander, Founder, Girl Talk With Fo on her website at girltalkwithfo.com and on Instagram at @girltalkwithfo ❤ Read the Clever Girl Finance article on how Fo paid off over $70,000 of student loans: https://www.clevergirlfinance.com/blo... ❤ Get access to 30+ free courses, worksheets, savings challenges, and our favorite banking resources: https://www.clevergirlfinance.com/cou... ❤ Read the Clever Girl Finance Blog: https://clevergirlfinance.com/blog ❤ Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/clevergirlfinance
Your well being at work ties into your financial wellness and your mental health and so this conversation on how to deal with racism and create an anti-racist culture in your workplace is extremely important whether you are an employee or an employer. Building on her experiences developing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategies for companies including Google and AppNexus, Dorianne St Fleur is a racial equity strategist and speaker for organizations that want to build anti-racist workplaces. Her areas of focus include employee engagement and retention, inclusive hiring and onboarding, and leadership accountability. She also provides culturally responsive and inclusive career and leadership coaching for women of color in the corporate world. Dorianne has given multiple talks and has appeared on virtual and in-person stages at Columbia Business School, Dress for Success, Google, Fast Company, and Women’s Leadership Forum.  She is from Brooklyn, NY, and is currently living in San Jose, CA with her husband and her daughter. WHAT WE DISCUSSED ON THIS EPISODE: 1. Why she chose this line of work 2. What racial discrimination in the workplace is 3. Our personal experiences with racial discrimination 4. How employees can strive for an anti-racist culture 5. What to do if you are worried about repercussions from speaking up 6. How employers can create and advocate for an anti-raise culture HOW TO KEEP UP WITH DORIANNE Via her website: www.doriannestfleurconsulting.com On Instagram: ❤ Get THE NEW CGF BOOK - Learn How Investing Works, Grow Your Money: clevergirlfinance.com/books ❤ Access our FREE COURSES at clevergirlfinance.com/course-packages/ (All 30+ courses are free right now) ❤ Follow on Instagram: instagram.com/clevergirlfinance
This podcast episode is all about financial anxiety and to have this conversation my guest is Lindsay Bryan-Podvin, founder of Mind Money Balance. Lindsay is a biracial financial therapist, speaker, and author. As the first financial therapist in Michigan, she combines financial literacy with the emotional and psychological side of money. She's passionate about helping couples and individuals learn how to have a healthy relationship with money by removing shame from it and She helps her clients navigate financial wellness in a way that works for them. WHAT WE DISCUSSED ON THIS EPISODE: 1. Why she chose this line of work 2. What financial anxiety means and the signs of financial anxiety 3. Our personal experiences with financial anxiety 4. Steps you can take on your own to tackle financial anxiety 5. When you should seek professional help PLUS MUCH MORE HOW TO KEEP UP WITH LINDSAY Via her website: www.mindmoneybalance.com On Instagram: @mindmoneybalance Also, be sure to check out her book titled The Financial Anxiety Solution ❤ Get MY NEW BOOK - Learn How Investing Works, Grow Your Money: clevergirlfinance.com/books ❤ Access our FREE COURSES at clevergirlfinance.com/course-packages/ (All 30+ courses are free right now) ❤ Follow on Instagram: instagram.com/clevergirlfinance
One this episode, let's talk about financial confidence and why it's so necessary for us to develop this characteristic! Financial confidence is not about much money you have, it's about being confident in your decisions and not allowing yourself to be taken advantage of. You can have financial confidence on your journey to financial wellness - whether you are just starting your journey, in the middle of paying off debt, or bulking up savings. Tune in for key tips to help you develop your financial confidence! ❤ Get MY NEW BOOK - Learn How Investing Works, Grow Your Money: clevergirlfinance.com/books ❤ Access our FREE COURSES at clevergirlfinance.com/course-packages/ (All 30+ courses are free right now) ❤ Follow on Instagram: instagram.com/clevergirlfinance
Today on the podcast I have one of my girlfriends, Fo Alexander back as a guest to have a conversation with me about life, business and finances including how we are both spending and investing our money differently in this season. Today’s episode is sponsored by SmartyPig! SmartyPig is a free online piggy bank for people saving for financial goals like holiday gifts, vacations, and even retirement. When you open a SmartyPig account, there are no fees! This means there are no fees to join, no fees to save, and no fees to withdraw your money. SmartyPig online savings accounts are offered through Sallie Mae Bank, Member FDIC. LEARN MORE ABOUT SMARTYPIG: www.SmartyPig.com/?DTD_CELL=RDPCSM…OTOTHOTHRN010000 ABOUT FO: Fo is a millennial personal finance expert whose story of paying off nearly $47K of debt in less than 6 months took the Internet by storm. She is the editor-in-chief of the Mama and Money Blog, a motherhood and personal finance platform for women as well as the founder of the GirlTalkwithFo blog and podcast where she shares financial resources for women WHAT WE DISCUSSED ON THIS EPISODE: 1. How has the pandemic affected our lifestyles 2. What our biggest concerns are 3. Where we see the biggest opportunities 4.  How our spending has changed 5. How our investing has changed AND MUCH MORE HOW TO KEEP UP WITH FO: Via her websites: https://mamaandmoney.com and https:// girltalkwithfo.com Via YouTube: youtube.com/mamaandmoney ❤ Access our FREE COURSES at clevergirlfinance.com/course-packages/ (All 30+ courses are free right now) ❤ Get the Clever Girl Finance book: clevergirlfinance.com/book ❤ Follow on Instagram: instagram.com/clevergirlfinance
While it’s a crazy time in the world with the pandemic there is still hope and there is still opportunity. On today’s episode Jazmine Waller shares how she’s budgeting and STILL saving money despite the pandemic. Today’s episode is sponsored by SmartyPig! SmartyPig is a free online piggy bank for people saving for financial goals like holiday gifts, vacations, and even retirement. When you open a SmartyPig account, there are no fees! This means there are no fees to join, no fees to save, and no fees to withdraw your money. SmartyPig online savings accounts are offered through Sallie Mae Bank, Member FDIC. LEARN MORE ABOUT SMARTYPIG: www.SmartyPig.com/?DTD_CELL=RDPCSM…OTOTHOTHRN010000 ABOUT JAZMINE: Jazmine Waller, is financial influencer, speaker and CEO of Budget Treasures.  Based on her experience she has paid off over $20,000 of debt and has helped her clients become debt-free and increase their income by increasing their income.streams.  She is self-educated on how to effectively manage finances and create processes and systems to experience true financial freedom.  Her passion is to help single moms on their financial journeys with encouragement, knowledge, systems, and reassurance that they too can experience peace and freedom in their finances. WHAT WE DISCUSSED ON THIS EPISODE: 1. Her enough is enough moment that put her on the journey to improving your finances? 2. How has the pandemic affected her budget and pursuing financial goals 3. How she’s budgeting and spending differently right now 4. How she’s been able to still save despite whats’ going on
 AND MUCH MORE HOW TO KEEP UP WITH JAZMINE: - Via her website at https://www.budgetreasures.com/ - Via Instagram @budget_treasures_ - On YouTube: youtube.com/budgettreasures ❤ Access our FREE COURSES at clevergirlfinance.com/course-packages/ (All 30+ courses are free right now) ❤ Get the Clever Girl Finance book: clevergirlfinance.com/book ❤ Follow on Instagram: instagram.com/clevergirlfinance
On today’s episode, Aja shares her journey to becoming debt-free by paying off $200,000 in just 23 months. This podcast episode is brought to you by the incredible Fab Aid initiative created by First Aid Beauty. First Aid Beauty has committed $1 million this year to help new graduates pay off their student loans. Plus they are adding 10% of the sales of their limited-edition FAB AID Ultra Repair Creams to their commitment. Learn more and enter to win at http://bit.ly/CGFFABAID To enter, all you have to do is fill out an application and submit a video sharing your student loan story. ABOUT AJA DANG: Aja Dang embodies the beauty of balance. This actress, model, T.V. and YouTube personality is dedicated to promoting a lifestyle that creates a healthy mind, body, and soul. Across all social media plat- forms, Aja epitomizes the modern multifaceted woman. Generating genuine and authentic dialogue with her community, Aja addresses real life issues of finance, beauty, fitness, politics, relationships, and personal care. She has also launched a podcast, “Heavy Topics with Lightweights” with her best friend Laura Varney. In doing so, Aja has created a platform that is uniquely motivational, aspirational, and sustainable. WHAT WE DISCUSSED ON THIS EPISODE: - Aja shared the enough is enough moment that caused her to want to pay off her loans in full - The specific things she did to pay off her debt including details of her income - How she kept herself and continues to keep herself motivated now that she’s focused on saving and investing - The steps she’s taking to ensure she maintains her debt freedom AND MUCH MORE AJA’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/ajadang AJA’S DEBT PAYOFF VIDEO: Her debt payoff video: https://youtu.be/Yvd0JwZj2hA ❤ Access our FREE COURSES at clevergirlfinance.com/course-packages/ (All 30+ courses are free right now) ❤ Get the Clever Girl Finance book: clevergirlfinance.com/book ❤ Follow on Instagram: instagram.com/clevergirlfinance
Managing your finances as a single mom can be challenging, but despite this with intention and focus you can build wealth and become financially successful. Today’s episode is sponsored by SmartyPig! SmartyPig is a free online piggy bank for people saving for financial goals like holiday gifts, vacations, and even retirement. When you open a SmartyPig account, there are no fees! This means there are no fees to join, no fees to save, and no fees to withdraw your money. SmartyPig online savings accounts are offered through Sallie Mae Bank, Member FDIC. LEARN MORE ABOUT SMARTYPIG: https://www.SmartyPig.com/?DTD_CELL=RDPCSMDCOTDOOTOTOTHOTHRN010000 My guest on this episode of the podcast is my dear friend Chaka Serrant she shares money tips for single moms based on her experience building wealth as a single mother. MORE ABOUT CHAKA: Chaka Serrant is a Management Consultant at a Global Technology Consulting Firm and Licensed Cosmetologist. As a boy mom and a believer in Christ, her focus has shifted to being a good steward over her time, finances, and relationships. After finding herself in debt continually, something had to give, she became intentional about her career, paid debt, and diversified her investments with real estate, retirement savings, stocks, and began working with a Financial Planner. One of her financial goals is limiting her taxable income during her retirement years. As a single mom, she has learned that sometimes we can’t do it all once, so outsource, it’s ok to ask for help! WHAT WE DISCUSSED ON THIS EPISODE: - Chaka shared her biggest challenges savings and investing as a single mom and what she has done with well. - How she’s prioritizing her mental wellness and leveraging help to parent successfully. - How she focused on earning more once her son came into the picture. - She also shares what she's teaching her son about money and the legacy she wants to leave for him. AND MUCH MORE KEEP UP WITH CHAKA: Via Instagram at https://instagram.com/chakaserrant ❤ Access our FREE COURSES at clevergirlfinance.com/course-packages/ (All 30+ courses are free right now) ❤ Get the Clever Girl Finance book: clevergirlfinance.com/book ❤ Follow on Instagram: instagram.com/clevergirlfinance
Today’s guest on the podcast is Marty McDonald and we are talking about side hustles and entrepreneurship. ABOUT MARTY MCDONALD: Marty is a side-hustler turned CEO of Boss Women Media. Like many, she wants to live her best life so she decided to leap after her dreams of creating a community of empowerment, change, and freedom after an 11-year corporate career with various fortune 500 companies. She took an idea based on connection and turned it into a movement including the multi-city Black Girl Magic Tour, the annual Boss Woman of the Year Summit, and a loyal community of more than 100,000 women.  Marty’s plan is to continue to expand the growth of the community of women she is building and to help them empower one another through connection, networking, and workshops.  She knows that most women are allowing fear to hold them back from accomplishing the goals they desperately want to achieve so now she is on a mission to connect with women who want more, women who have big goals, big dreams and are chasing them every single day. As part of her pivot in this season, she has launched the Black Girl Magic 2 Day Digital Summit taking place on August 15th and 16th 2020 and you can learn more about that on bosswomen.org when it’s announced soon. WHAT WE DISCUSSED ON THIS EPISODE: - Marty shares her personal story, having to continuously prove herself at her corporate job and what led her to start her business - including putting half of her paycheck towards building her business before she went full time. - She shares her biggest challenges and successes building her business - The 3 key pieces of advice she would give an entrepreneur starting from the bottom up with nothing hoping to achieve their success AND SO MUCH MORE KEEP IN TOUCH WITH MARTY: Via Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bosswomenmedia Via her website - https://bosswomen.org/ ❤ Access our FREE COURSES at clevergirlfinance.com/course-packages/ (All 30+ courses are free right now) ❤ Get the Clever Girl Finance book: clevergirlfinance.com/book ❤ Follow on Instagram: instagram.com/clevergirlfinance
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Debra Dukes

Awesome Podcast Ladies Thank You Deb😉👍✌

May 5th
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Kay Rudolph

This episode was really inspiring.

Mar 31st
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Tosin Olunubi

Thank you for this Bola, this is timely. I am not one to worry or go into panic mode, but the way people around are acting and being afraid, this is just a great way to encourage people right now, particularly in the area of finances. Tuning off from the news from time to time is good.

Mar 19th
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Ugo Emeaba

Hi Bola how do you add the right people to your bus

Jan 10th
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Judith Accilon

That was such an AMAZING show! Yezman was great and so funny. I love love love it. You ladies touched on so many different things.

Dec 3rd
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kk nette

This is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo great. Thank you. Working on my estate plans as of 7.19.19. Thank you!

Jul 20th
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kk nette

hi, hello. Thanks very much for sharing-

Jul 20th
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Janelle Hughes

thank you i have so much to look forward to this year to help myself and friends.

Jan 30th
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