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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.
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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
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
In this Q&A episode, I am answering questions submitted from listeners of the podcast, on topics including; how to reenter the workforce after 18 years of being a stay at home mom, is getting a CFEI certification a good idea & how to get your partner on board with your financial freedom dreams. I also discuss the importance of networking, building connections and giving yourself grace on your journey + much more.  In This Episode You’ll Learn:  Tips on how to network and promote your small business  Is a CFEI certification beneficial & what are some various paths to becoming a personal finance educator Why high yield savings account are a good option to hold emergency savings or long-term goals savings How to get your partner to join you on your financial independence journey + financial planning for new parents, including emergency funds and health insurance. Timestamps: 3:00-7:20: Using the search function on the Journey to Launch website to find relevant episodes 7:20-14:20: Jamila gives advice to a listener who is a newly divorced mother of five, who owns an ice cream & candy shop and is re-entering the workforce at age 53 after 18 years as a stay-at-home mom.  14:20-24:00 Jamila answers a listener’s question regarding obtaining the CFEI certification and if she found it beneficial and would recommend it.   24:00-30:50: Should you put a $5,000 emergency fund in a money market account or a high-yield savings account.  32:00-42:35: How to persuade your husband to get on board with your financial plans. 42:35- 50:54: Tips on financially preparing for a baby  Other Links Mentioned in episode: FinancialEducatorsCouncil.org 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
George Kinder is an author, international thought leader, and founder of Kinder Institute of Life Planning with more than 35 years of experience as a financial planner and tax advisor. George is dedicated to guiding individuals in uncovering their deepest values and leading more fulfilling lives. His ultimate aim is to promote greater freedom in every aspect of existence. In this conversation we discuss:  The importance of living in the present moment and mastering one's life. George’s three questions to help identify goals and priorities and how the answer to the "having 24 hrs left" question helps you realize what you’ve missed in life.  The balance between short-term pleasure and long-term financial planning.  How to find a trust-worthy financial planner who will help with your life plan George’s approach to parenting is being a good listener & showing empathy, rather than being overly restrictive or reactive + more! Other Links Mentioned in episode: George's book, "The Three Domains of Freedom" will be available late Spring 2024! 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 George: Website: https://KinderInstitute.com Website: https://www.GeorgeKinder.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
Bernadette Joy Cruz Maulion is a first-gen Filipina-American joins the Journey To Launch podcast to share how she paid off $300,000 of debt in three years and invested her first $1 million in her 30s. Today, Bernadette works only 20 hours a week in order to focus her financial freedom on joy: K-Pop, yoga, karaoke and spoiling her nieces and nephews as their traveling rich auntie. She understands those who feel like they missed the money memo, and is dedicated to educating others on financial topics with strategies in a way so simple anyone can understand it. In this episode Bernadette shares:  Her experiences growing up in New York City as an immigrant child of Asian descent, emphasizing the pressure to excel academically and socially. How she had to make tough choices, such as saying no to friends' events and being honest about what she could afford, to achieve financial freedom. Why she and her husband sold their paid-off home and chose to rent instead Where she invests her money from real estate sales and rental income including high-yield savings, CDs, treasury bills 401k, IRAs, and real estate investment trusts.  The importance of being present in life's moments and embracing authenticity in both personal and professional aspects + 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 Bernadette: Website: https://CrushYourMoneyGoals.com Instagram:@BernaDebtJoy Twitter: @BernaDebtJoy 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
This week on the Journey to Launch Podcast, we have Jackie Cummings Koski, author of the award winning book “Money Letters 2 my Daughter” and her new book, “F.I.R.E. for Dummies”. Jackie overcame poverty, divorce and single motherhood and despite having a late start and making less than six figures, she reached Financial Independence and Retire Early (FIRE) at age 49 in 2019 when she officially retired from her corporate job with a net worth of over $1 million. Jackie shares with us the importance of mindset and reframing attitudes towards money, strategies for managing retirement finances, & how you too can reach financial freedom even if you are starting later in life.  In This Episode you’ll learn:  How Jackie used the 25x rule to get her FI number, and what financial habits helped her reach FI in 10 years, despite being in a difficult financial situation after her divorce.  How shifting your mindset from saving for retirement to investing for financial independence, can make it exciting to save and invest. Why she initially struggled with the emotional aspect of withdrawing money from her investment accounts in early retirement, and how her net worth increased to 2.8 million by 2024, even after making withdrawals  Example of retirement planning strategies for early retirees, including Social Security benefits and tax-free withdrawals  How Jackie’s daughter has been her biggest cheerleader and how her views on work and retirement differ from Jackie’s as she is part of a different generation, Gen Z.  Watch the video to this episode on YouTube by going to https://youtu.be/JARjqHD1r0s  Other Links Mentioned in episode: Jackie’s first episode All About The Health Savings Account (HSA) -The Ultimate Retirement And Investment Account W/ Jackie Koski Jackie’s previous episode: How To Thrive in the Current Financial Market Turmoil & Better Position Yourself Financially with Jackie Cummings Koski Get a copy of Jackie's book: F.I.R.E for Dummies 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 Jackie: Website: https://FinomenalWoman.com Instagram:@FInomenal_Woman Twitter: @FInomenal_Woman Catching Up to FI Podcast 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
Jannese Torres, Latina money educator, and author of the new book Financially Lit, joins us on the Journey to Launch Podcast to talk to us about her success in entrepreneurship and reaching her financial independence goals.  Jannese highlights the significance of financial autonomy and safeguarding assets in unhealthy relationships. She shares with us her own experience with postnuptial agreements, the benefits of maintaining separate finances, why we need to normalize discussions on prenups and toxic relationships & much more.   In This Episode We Discuss:  The financial implications of divorce, including the potential loss of assets and the need for a prenup or postnup  Jannese’s personal experience with buying a house, highlighting the importance of aligning financial decisions with personal values. The issue of wealthy outsiders taking advantage of Puerto Rico's tax breaks while native Puerto Ricans are left behind. The importance of uncovering internalized money stories and recognizing emotions that may be triggering financial fears and beliefs.  & much more! Timestamps: 0:00-12:01: Jannese reflects on her own experience with divorce, discussing the financial implications and the significance of having a postnuptial agreement.  12:01-17:41: Recognizing unhealthy dynamics and the importance of having a supportive network during challenging transitions. 17:41-20:15: Jannese’s experiences with homeownership, highlighting the shift from a transactional mindset to values-based spending. 20:15-28:54: The complex dynamics of moving to places like Puerto Rico for tax benefits and the ethical considerations involved. 30:44- 35:40- The concept of privilege within wealth accumulation, advocating for transparency and recognition of the support received and the responsibility to uplift future generations.  35:40- 39:19: The importance of addressing money trauma and uncovering internalized money stories to understand one's mindset about wealth. 39:19-42:45: Jannese shares she feels content with her current lifestyle, which allows her to work on projects she's passionate about, have the flexibility to travel, and define her own schedule.  Watch the video to this episode on YouTube here: Other Links Mentioned in episode: Listen to Jannese's first interview on the Journey to Launch Podcast, Using Side Hustles To Earn An Additional $100,000 A Year And Paying Off $39,000 Of Debt With Jannese Torres-Rodriguez 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 Jannese: Website: https://YoQuieroDineroPodcast.com Instagram:@YoQuieroDineroPodcast Twitter: @DineroPodcast Jannese's TikTok YouTube: @YoQuieroDineroPodcast 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
After paying off $30,000 of debt in 10 months, paying only $472 for her MBA, and buying her first home at 19, Whitney Hansen discovered her love for teaching others how to get better with their money. She travels frequently, teaches college students about personal finance as an Adjunct Professor, and tests side hustles for fun.  Whitney’s most recent side hustle includes unconventional real estate investments of building a geodesic dome and a flower pot Airbnb. We chat about the creative approaches to finding and developing unique properties, as well as the financial aspects of these projects and how to navigate the Airbnb business successfully.  In this episode you will learn: Why personal finances must be in order before investing in real estate The importance of understanding local regulations, seeking professional help, and creating accurate cost estimates during the planning phase. The need to consider multiple revenue streams when investing in short-term rentals Why property owners should manage their own properties rather than use property managers and much more! Check out photos of Whitney's Cascade Dome and Idaho Flower Pot Airbnb at https://journeytolaunch.com/episode371 Other Links Mentioned in episode: AirDNA.co Listen to Whitney's first interview on the Journey to Launch Podcast, How To Become A Money Nerd With Whitney Hansen, here. 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 Whitney: Website: https://whitneyhansen.com Instagram: @Whitney_Hansen_CO Cascade Dome Instagram: @CascadeDome Idaho Flower Pot Instagram: @IdahoFlowerPot Facebook: @WhitneyHansenCO Listen to the Money Nerd Podcast 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
Melissa Jean-Baptiste, financial educator and author of "So This Is Why I'm Broke” is a first-generation Haitian American and former NYC high school teacher. Melissa joins us this week to recount her journey of paying off $102,000 in student loans and buying her first home, all on a teacher's salary. As the founder of Millennial In Debt, she creates a shame-free digital platform dedicated to helping Millennials and Gen Z restructure their relationships with money, obtain financial freedom, build generational wealth and become future millionaires.  In this episode, we discuss:  How Melissa’s student loans grew from graduating with $50K owed to $80K in 3 years due to an interest-only payment plan she didn't fully understand and how she successfully paid it all off in 2018 through selling her teaching lesson plans as a side hustle.  Her venture into homeownership and the challenges encountered during the home buying process. Melissa underlines the importance of obtaining an independent home inspection alongside the bank's appraisal. How she transitioned from teaching to dedicating herself entirely to content creation and entrepreneurship within her "zone of genius". The significance of having a supportive community, both online and offline, to navigate significant life and career transitions effectively + 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 Melissa: Website Instagram: MillennialInDebt Facebook: MillennialInDebt YouTube: MillennialInDebt 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
Back on the podcast this week is Giovanna "Gigi" Gonzalez, financial educator, influencer, founder of The First Gen Mentor, and author of Cultura & Cash. Gigi discusses how to set financial boundaries with family as a first generation immigrant using her Quiero y Puedo framework which stands for "I want, I can'' in Spanish, by first asking yourself if you truly want to provide financial support and if you actually have the financial ability to help. GiGi shares examples of how she has set financial boundaries with her family and emphasizes being comfortable saying "no" to requests, even if it means being seen as the "black sheep.”  In this episode you will learn:  How you can set financial boundaries with family but still be supportive in other ways How to manage different financial priorities with a spouse such as turning to couples counseling to understand each other’s “why” around money.  Why gifting money you can afford is best rather than loaning money to a family member to avoid straining relationships if money isn’t repaid Tips if you’re wanting to write a book or launch a big project + much more! Enter for your chance to win a copy of Cultura and Cash by Giovanna Gonzalez. The giveaway will be open from April 10th 2024- April 15th 2024. Three winners will be announced on April 16th! (must be 18+ & a US resident to enter). Go to journeytolaunch.com/win to enter. Other Links Mentioned in episode: Check out Gigi’s book, Cultura and Cash 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 Gigi: Website: TheFirstGenMentor.com  Instagram:@GigiTheFirstGenMentor 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
Carleigh Bodrug is the CEO and Founder of PlantYou, a New York Times Bestselling cookbook author and self-taught plant-based chef. Carleigh founded PlantYou in 2016 after the World Health Organization announced that red and processed meat were now considered Group 1 and Group 2 Carcinogens which was especially shocking as Carleigh grew up on a “meat and potatoes” diet. With little-to-no cooking skills, and a tiny bachelor apartment kitchen, Carleigh started experimenting with plants. She began cooking vegan meals by simply replacing the meat in her favorite childhood recipes with plants. Carleigh's mission is to help people to save money, reduce food waste and eat healthier than they ever have before. In this conversation, we discuss:  Carleigh’s journey from working in radio broadcasting to becoming a vegan chef and how a plant-based diet improved her digestion and overall energy levels The health and environmental benefits of eating more plant-based foods & moral reasons for reducing animal product consumption  The importance of focusing on your health and diet as part of your overall wellness and wealth   Tips for reducing food waste at home through proper storage, repurposing vegetable scraps, and being flexible with recipes + much more! Other Links Mentioned in episode: Check out Carleigh's Book, Plant You: Scrappy Cooking 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 Carleigh: Website: PlantYou.com Website: ScrappyCookBook.com Instagram:@PlantYou Twitter: @CarleighBodrug Facebook:@PlantYouBlog 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
In this week’s solo episode, I'm sharing how I am currently in a relaxed phase with my finances and business, focusing on having a balanced life and not stressing to maximize income for now. I give you tips for feeling financially secure during slower income periods and will guide you on how to reach this relaxed phase as well.  In this episode you’ll learn:  How knowing your income, savings, expenses and investment numbers will give you reassurance The importance of investments in achieving financial goals, even during slower times How thinking through the worst case and best case scenario will help you feel empowered to withstand challenges & remain optimistic.  Strategies for surviving extended periods without income and how to be prudent with expenses during slower times How to release worry by setting a date in the future to reassess where you are financially 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 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
In this episode, we chat with personal finance expert and author, Lynnette Khalfani Cox, who discusses how to overcome financial setbacks and adversity. She outlines 10 common challenges people face that negatively impact them financially & emotionally, which she calls the "dreaded Ds". Lynnette provides us with some key strategies for bouncing back and assures us that there are always ways to recover and build resilience after a setback; focusing on your mindset and emotional health is the first step. In this episode you will learn:  Strategies for bouncing back such as: Leveraging your network & connections to find opportunities, cutting expenses and finding ways to earn extra income, prioritizing your goals and tackling them one at a time + others. A breakdown of the 10 common challenges people face that impact our money- the dreaded D’s  Examples of how to switch & save money in areas like healthcare, food, phone bills, & childcare. How discrimination in housing, jobs, and lending can significantly impact someone's financial situation + more Other Links Mentioned in episode: Check out Lynnette’s latest book here, "Bounce Back: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Resilience”. Episode 187- How to Get Your Employer to Pay $5,250 Towards Your Student Loans Before the End of 2020 Episode 151-Everything You Need to Know About the Economic Relief Package with Lynnette Khalfani-Cox Episode 261- How To Improve Your Financial Well-Being, Embrace Fin-Tech Solutions & Evolving Technology w/ Lynnette Khalfani-Cox Get your copy of my book: Your Journey To Financial Freedom Leave Your Journey To Financial Freedom a review! Get The Budget Bootcamp for FREE Check out my personal website here. Join The Weekly Newsletter List Leave me a voicemail– Leave me a question on the Journey To Launch voicemail and have it answered on the podcast! YNAB –  Start managing your money and budgeting so that you can reach your financial dreams. Sign up for a free 34 days trial of YNAB, my go-to budgeting app by using my referral link. What stage of the financial journey are you on? Are you working on financial stability or work flexibility? Find out with this free assessment and get a curated list of the 10 next best episodes for you to listen to depending on your stage. Check it out here! Connect with Lynnette: Website: LynnetteKhalfaniCox.com Instagram:@LynnetteKhalfaniCox Facebook: @LynnetteKhalfaniCox Twitter:@TheMoneyCoach Connect with me: Instagram: @Journeytolaunch Twitter: @JourneyToLaunch Facebook: @Journey To Launch Join the Private Facebook Group Join the Waitlist for My FI Course Get The Free Jumpstart Guide Get The Budget Bootcamp for FREE
Mabel Nunez is the founder & Chief Education Officer at Girl$ on The Money - a stock market investing education company targeted toward individuals who are underrepresented in the investing world. Mabel grew up in the South Bronx as an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, with limited resources & a strong emphasis on education from her father. She learned very little about personal finance or investing while in school until she was in college, where she took an investing analysis class which began her passion for investing & personal finance. Mabel holds both a Bachelor of Science and an MBA in Finance. However, most of what she's learned about investing came from experience. Mabel's mission is to teach what she's learned (and continues to learn) since starting her investing journey. She is passionate about transforming investing beginners into confident, knowledgeable, and profitable investors. In this episode, Mabel shares: How fear kept her from starting to invest, despite graduating as a finance major, reading articles and listening to shows on investing How she has been investing for 16 years with a focus on individual stocks in a self-directed taxable account. She invests in companies with long-term potential, rarely selling stocks and preferring a Warren Buffett-style strategy That investing in ETFs or index funds, such as the S&P 500, can be a simpler alternative to buying individual stocks & advises against buying "cheap stocks" or investing in unproven companies. How she struggled to tell her parents about quitting her 9-5 stable job to pursue her passion & the challenge of balancing personal dreams with family expectations, particularly for immigrant families + 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 Mabel: Website: GirlsOnTheMoney.com Instagram:@GirlsOnTheMoney Facebook: @Girls On The Money Threads:@GirlsOnTheMoney 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
Maya Corbic is a first-generation immigrant, CPA, author of the kids’ book "From Piggy Banks to Stocks: The Ultimate Guide for a Young Investor", and founder of the Wealthy Kids Investment Club. From challenging beginnings in shelters and government housing, Maya draws from her experience of overcoming financial challenges & simplifies money matters to inspire children to pursue financial success. Her vision is to empower every child to become a financially independent adult. Maya Corbic grew up in war-torn Bosnia before immigrating to Canada at the age 15. She started working at a young age to support herself and her family. This immigrant experience drove her motivation to get an education and have a successful career as a CPA where she worked at accounting firms before quitting to spend more time with family and start teaching kids about personal finance. By the time she was 32 years old, she and her husband paid off $60,000 of debt, in addition to their mortgage. In this episode, you’ll learn:  The value of social capital and interpersonal skills, how to seize opportunities, and the importance of learning and networking.  When is the ideal time to start teaching kids about key money lessons such as understanding needs vs wants, paying yourself first, & aligning money personalities with family values.  How transparent we should be with our kids about how much money we make and how it’s earned, to help them understand the value of money. How to invest for your child using 529 plans and custodial Roth IRAs in the U.S, but also how important it is for parents to get their own financial situation in order before investing for their kids How to lead by example when it comes to instilling good financial habits in children + much more Other Links Mentioned in episode: Check out Maya’s Book: "From Piggy Banks to Stocks: The Ultimate Guide for a Young Investor" 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 Maya: Website: www.Dinarii.com Instagram:@teach.kids.money Facebook: Dinarii Financial Education Academy Twitter:@Educ8Money2Kids 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
In this solo episode, I share the five key insights from my book, “𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐉𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐨𝐦: 𝐀 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩-𝐁𝐲-𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐓𝐨 𝐀𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬.” I talk about varying definitions of Financial Freedom, how to stay motivated on your financial journey, Five Journey Stages of Financial Independence, and more!  In this episode you’ll learn about: How Financial Independence is a marathon, not a sprint The importance of not comparing yourself to others The real benefit of pursuing Financial Independence Determining how to identify your lifestyle, the six essential components to work on to reach Financial Independence, money mindset + 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 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
Jessica, co-author of award-winning blog The Fioneers, speaker, and lifestyle design coach, joins the Journey To Launch podcast for a second time to discuss how her and her partner transitioned from corporate America to van-life entrepreneurs.  We chat about unconventional paths and balanced approaches to Financial Independence, tips to reach FI, navigating feelings of fear and scarcity surrounding money and FI, and more!  In this episode you’ll learn about: How Jessica and her partner saved money and diverted funds from retirement to afford entrepreneurship and the flexibility of van-life Why you need to implement a strategy for the future as you transition away from your traditional career into self-employment  What surrounding yourself with a community of people can do to improve your mental health as an entrepreneur What the definition of Coast FI is, What “Guac Level” Jessica identifies as, the strength of having a partner aligned with your financial goals + 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 Jessica: Website Instagram:@TheFioneers Facebook Fioneers Group Twitter: @TheFioneers 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
Rose Mendonca, educator and financial enthusiast joins the Journey to Launch podcast to talk about her mission: helping all educators create wealth and the retirement of their dreams. Rose is a serial entrepreneur and founded Teacher Talks Money when she realized educators need more guidance, support, and literacy surrounding their finances and retirement options. Our conversation delves into topics such as Rose's decision to pay off her mortgage, the importance of optimizing earning potential early in a teaching career, how teachers can create wealth and more! In this episode you’ll learn about: Why you need to consider the “golden handcuffs” of pension and time if you’re considering moving districts as a teacher Retirement options for teachers and the differences between a 403b and a 457 Ways teachers can leverage their in-classroom skills to earn more money How teachers can invest with a limited income, strategically picking your school district, the power of investigating other interests + more!  Other Links Mentioned in episode: Adam Minsky: Student Loan Lawyer Travis Hornsby: student loan planner Episode 228- Everything You Need To Know About Student Loan Repayment W/ Travis Hornsby Get your copy of my book: "Your Journey To Financial Freedom" Leave Your Journey To Financial Freedom 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 Rose: Website Instagram: @TeacherTalksMoney Facebook: @TeacherTalksMoney 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
It’s my birthday! In my latest episode, I delve into post-book debut developments, the upcoming stages for my business, my commitment to self-care this year, and the significance of leading a life you can take pride in. Additionally, I provide step-by-step instructions on what actions I would take if I were just discovering Financial Independence. Don’t forget: you can celebrate my birthday with me by listening to this episode and reviewing my book, “𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙅𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙮 𝙏𝙤 𝙁𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙁𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙤𝙢: 𝘼 𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙥 𝙗𝙮 𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙥 𝙂𝙪𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙏𝙤 𝘼𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙒𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙃𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨,” on Amazon here or Goodreads here!  In this episode you’ll learn about: What you can do to celebrate my birthday (it’s FREE!) What my goals are with Journey To Launch and how I’m looking forward to the future How community and social capital raises your internal and external wealth The control that comes with autonomy, readjusting plans and goals, working on myself + more Other Links Mentioned in episode: 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
This week on the Journey to Launch Podcast we’re featuring Israel and Sunem Tovar, two first-gen Latine siblings who empower people to use money to live their lives on their own terms. They discuss their financial journeys & achievements by sharing how Israel built a six-figure net worth by the age of 26 on a teacher salary and as a first-gen, openly gay latino, and how Sunem built a $250,000 investment portfolio and holds a Master's in finance.  Despite attending prestigious institutions, Israel still felt that he initially lacked financial literacy. Sunem also reveals that she didn’t learn much about personal finance while pursuing her Master’s in Finance. It was through their siblings sharing information with each other that they discovered personal finance blogs & podcasts which helped them  save, invest, pay off debt and start the journey towards financial independence.  In this episode Israel and Sunem discuss:  Their backgrounds, experiences with education, and how they navigated financial challenges. Israel’s journey to building wealth, starting with a $45,000 teaching salary, buying a house, and making strategic financial decisions, such as living with roommates and aggressively investing in retirement accounts. Sunem’s experience of paying off $42,000 in debt, managing multiple side hustles, and transitioning to aggressive investing.  Their upbringing in a Latino culture that emphasizes strong family bonds which shaped their desire to share knowledge with their siblings and build wealth together  The ethical considerations of investing in real estate, the importance of being intentional with spending + so much more. Check out the video to this episode on YouTube below or by clicking here: https://youtu.be/fhU2Q_z3Z5A Other Links Mentioned in episode: 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 Israel & Sunem: MoneyNoticiasPodcast.com Instagram:@MoneyNoticiasPodcast 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
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DeShena Woodard

Love this episode! Lynette is so knowledgeable about all things personal finance. Her message about the money-making power of technology and social media is inspiring and on point.

Mar 29th
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Nia Pooh

This was one of the best episodes ever!

Apr 9th
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Atisha V

great episode.

Sep 17th
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Polly Berseth

great podcast, really appreciate real world advice from people who are finding ways to live the life they want. Jillian is obviously someone who excels at thinking outside the box, love her story.

Jul 12th
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Godiva Golding

It helps to learn how to write good copy and behaviourial psychology so you're selling yourself and ideas succinctly.

May 13th
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Godiva Golding

Become money if you don't have money. So that through information and knowing everything about your lane possible. You speak with confidence in a big way.

May 13th
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Godiva Golding

the 90% was very good at marketing.

May 13th
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WebDesignMX05

Hey Jamila! Great show as always! Keep on dropping gems!! FYI: Looks like audio recording was kinda wonky that day. I was just listening with one earphone (stereo) in the right ear and noticed I could only hear Kendra and then when I listen to the left I only heard you. I usually listen on a speaker and can't tell. This can be fixed with Audacity. Also, her website is now with a .com and not .info as was indicated in the show notes.

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Justin Lore

Thank you for sharing your knowledge! Love your podcast.

Jun 22nd
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The Queen Next Door

this show spoke to me directly

Jun 5th
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Tiffany Atchison-Wells

I just stumbled across your podcast and I love it! My husband and I are just starting our journey and the road is rocky. Thanks for producing good content that makes me hopeful that our journey will turn out a success!

Jan 22nd
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Sizwe Nxumalo

Thank you for this 👏👏

Aug 8th
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Cicely Jones

Great information.

Aug 8th
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Charles P

This is a awesome podcast. It's very informative & enlightening. Please keep up the great work, Jamila.

Aug 8th
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Lila Klopfenstein

What a great podcast for those who are looking to shape their lives in a way that bring happiness and fulfillment as well as freedom from financial burden. Thanks for your input.

Jul 21st
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