Journey to Launch

157- Organize & Simplify Your Money Using This Simple Method w/ Sahirenys Pierce

Sahirenys Pierce and her husband had almost six-figures in debt when she started her career in finance. In her new industry, she knew that her own finances could be held under a microscope at any time. In fact, filing bankruptcy would jeopardize her career. That’s why Sahirenys created the High-5 Banking Method, which helped her and her husband pay off $99,000 in five years, and avoid bankruptcy. This week, on the Journey to Launch Podcast, Sahirenys and I talk about paying off debt, prioritizing your goals, and banking with a purpose. In this episode you’ll learn: What is the High-5 Banking Method and why you need it How to prioritize your financial goals when you have debt Ways to combine your finances with your partner The difference between a liquid budget and a concrete budget and how...

156- Innovative Entrepreneurship & Achieving Financial Wellness w/ Marsha Barnes

Marsha Barnes was working at a bank when she realized that people in Charlotte, North Carolina weren’t talking about finance in schools or in public. So, she thought of an innovative way to talk about personal finance. Marsha created a financial literacy “hub on wheels” to bring financial literacy directly to the people who needed it the most.  In this week’s episode, Marsha and I talk about entrepreneurship, what it takes to turn your passion into a full-time business and how to achieve overall financial wellness.  In this episode you’ll learn: Questions to ask yourself to know if entrepreneurship is right for you What is a “runway” and why you need one to survive entrepreneurship How Marsha quit her job one year after starting The Finance Bar Why revenue is not equal to profit  Steps to ...

155- Strengthen Your Mindset & Confidence To Turn Being Underestimated Into Your Greatest Advantage with Arlan Hamilton

Arlan Hamilton was homeless when she launched a venture capital fund dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech. In 2015, she created Backstage Capital, a venture capital fund that invests in high potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or members of the LGBT community. Today, Backstage Capital has raised more than $7 million and invested in more than 130 startups companies led by underestimated founders.  In this episode of the Journey to Launch podcast, Arlan and I are talking about the mindset, confidence, and self-care that led to Arlan’s ultimate success. We also discuss Arlan’s new book, It’s About Damn Time: How to Turn Being Underestimated Into Your Greatest Advantage. Arlan’s story is inspiring and this is an episode you don’t want to miss.  In this episode...

Episode 154- How Teri Ijeoma Quit Her Job to Begin Trading Full Time and Travel the World

Teri Ijeoma is on the Journey to Launch podcast this week talking about swing trading, travel, and finances. A few years ago, Teri started swing trading as a side hustle with the goal to make $300 a day. This year, her goal is to make $10 million dollars in her business.  Teri travels the world and helps people learn the skills they need to master swing trading through her course, Invest with Teri. Listen to this podcast episode to learn how Teri is paying off debt and achieving financial independence through teaching and investing in the stock market. In this episode you will learn: What is swing trading  How to trade, travel, and live your best life The difference between a short and long term investor How much time you need to trade and be successful Tax tips for when you profit from tr...

153- An Updated Conversation w/ Carmen Perez on Losing Her Income, Staying Positive & Finding the Opportunities in the Obstacles

Check out this week’s bonus episode of the podcast where I talk to Carmen Perez to update us on how she’s been dealing with the pandemic & the economic uncertainty. In the previous episode, Carmen shared how she was sued over her student loan, paid off $57,000 of debt in 2 ½ years and switch careers from corporate finance to coding. Today, Carmen comes back on the show to share how she’s dealt with the loss of her income and how’s she’s finding opportunity in this crisis by using this time to sharpen her skills and remaining positive about the future. You can watch this interview with Carmen Perez on youtube by clicking here. Other related blog posts/links mentioned in this episode: Get the Free Journeyer Jump Start Guide here. Check out the other tools t...

152- Switching Careers from Corporate to Coding & Paying off $57,000 of Debt in 2 1/2 Years w/ Carmen Perez

On this week’s episode of the podcast I’m talking to Carmen Perez who had to face the truth about her credit and finances when she was sued over her student loan. She then hustled to pay off $57,000 of debt in a little over 2 ½ years and with a background in finance and a six-figure salary to match, Carmen went from being a “Wall Street dropout” to a woman who codes. Besides being a successful software engineer, Carmen is also the creator of Make Real Cents, a blog dedicated to helping people achieve financial greatness by teaching them about personal finance. In this week’s Journey to Launch podcast, you’ll learn what tools Carmen used to get her personal finances in order, pivot in her career, and go to coding school for free.  In this episode you’ll learn: Steps you can take...

151-Everything You Need to Know About the Economic Relief Package with Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

This week’s guest, Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, read the entire 880-page economic relief package so you don’t have to. On the podcast, she explains who qualifies for stimulus checks, power money moves you can make now, the truth behind the programs available to individuals and small businesses, and more. Lynnette is a personal finance expert, television and radio personality, and author of numerous books. Her book, Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom, is a New York Times bestseller. Lynnette had been on numerous TV shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Tyra Banks Show, and more. She knows what she’s talking about, and in this episode, she is giving you information about how you can thrive and survive now. In this episode you’ll learn: The truth behind the Stimulus Pack...

150- How To Thrive in the Current Financial Market Turmoil & Better Position Yourself Financially with Jackie Cummings Koski

A millionaire mom and retired before 50, Jackie Cummings Koski, is on this week’s podcast episode sharing her path to financial freedom. She went from poverty to wealth and learned a lot about investing along the way.   Throughout most of her career, Jackie made less than six-figures a year. She prioritized saving and investing and reached her financial independence number three years before planned. Jackie created a resilient investment portfolio that continued to grow even in uncertain times like today. In this podcast episode, Jackie shares her tips about how to keep calm and survive the current market turmoil. In this episode you’ll learn: What is financial independence (FI) and how to calculate your FI number Different ways to learn about investing so you can invest with confidence Ho...

149- Bonus Episode- Coping w/ The Impact to Your Income & Career Due to the Coronavirus w/ Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez

In this bonus episode, this week’s guest Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez opens up about how her business and life has changed because of Coronavirus. Stefanie and I share tips on how to cope and deal with the negative impact to your income (and career) due to the current state up events so that you can financially survive and thrive. Other related blog posts/links mentioned in this episode: Learn more about the Statement Event Get Statement Cards for ambitious women in your life. Get the Free Journeyer Jump Start Guide here Check out the other tools that help me with my finances and business here. Check out the Journey To Launch Podcast index here which categorizes all of the Journey To Launch podcast episodes by subject. Now you can binge on your favorite topics or type of episod...

148- How to Build Your Network, Thrive In Entrepreneurship, & Leverage Your Skill Sets To Make More Money w/ Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez

This week’s guest Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez is on a mission to help women get more from their money so that they can unapologetically go after what they want.  In this episode, Stefanie shares tips about building your network, thriving in entrepreneurship, and leveraging your skill sets to make more money. We talk openly about managing your money with inconsistent income and how to pivot from one industry to another which is so relevant for what’s happening in the world today.  In this episode you will learn: About life behind the scenes of entrepreneurship Ways to build credibility in a new industry The importance of networking and creating genuine relationships What are soft skills and how to get paid for yours How to manage your money when you have inconsistent income Why all entrepr...

147- Your Favorite Podcasters Talk Money w/ Rana Campbell (Dreams in Drive), Dr. Joy Harden Bradford (Therapy For Black Girls), Nicaila Matthews Okome (Side Hustle Pro) & Art Steele (InkSecure)

I am excited to bring with you a real and honest conversation about money featuring my fellow amazing podcast sisters, Rana Campbell (host of the Dreams & Drive podcast), Dr. Joy Harden Bradford (host of the Therapy for Black Girls podcast), Nicaila Matthews Okome (host of the Side Hustle Pro podcast) and Art Steele (host of the Inksecure podcast). We chat about all things money; how our childhood with money shaped how we handle money today, our money hang-ups, money goals and so much more.  In this episode you’ll learn: How my guest say their upbringing with money impacts them today The importance of of a financial plan  Tips to handle your money as an entrepreneur How to follow your “dreams” and be financially responsible If you should follow your passion or the money plus so much m...

146- How To Earn More Through Alternative Income Streams, Side Hustles & Leveraging Your Skills w/ Sandy Smith

It’s more important now than ever to think about ways to increase and diversify your income.  In this week’s episode, my guest, Sandy Smith shares how to start your own side hustles, and leverage your skills to earn more. You’ll also hear her amazing story of going from $130,000 in debt to owning $1.1M in real estate.   In this episode you’ll learn: How to add up your debt and tackle it strategically Steps you can take to increase your income when you aren’t making enough Ways to build your business at work and find your next side hustle  The real buying power of People of Color and what you can do with it Techniques to leverage real estate, and so much more Other related blog posts/links mentioned in this episode: You can sign up for the Elevate Influencer Conference here If you liked thi...