Ilona (creator of Bear and The Bull, and creator and host of NPR’s Money Memories) joins this episode to talk about how our “money memories” influence us today. Why is it important to talk about money? Why is financial education important? Also, why is Trader Joe’s so great? We talk about all of this (and … Continued
How is our health related to our wealth? With healthcare spending increasing to $3.8 trillion in the U.S., it’s more important than ever to take care of our physical and mental health in order to take care of our wealth. I share some of my own pricey health stories and go into why we all … Continued
HerCapital co-founder Rabiya Ather joins this episode to talk about all things women and money. We talk about why women are less likely to invest, why it’s especially important for women to be investing, and the history of financial barriers that women have faced that impacts the gender wealth gap today. Plus, Rabiya says women … Continued
Let’s talk about why our money mindset is a key part of personal finance. No, this isn’t going to be a “money is a made up value” rant or an abundance mindset meditation. Instead, we’ll get into how money management is personal, why it’s a valuable tool, and how my own money mindset has changed … Continued
What is a high-yield savings account and why do people keep talking about it? WTF does the price of milk have to do with your money? We get into all things high-yield savings, inflation, and short term financial goals in this week’s episode. Transcript available at moneywithmegumi.com.
Eryn from Her Personal Finance is here to share her student loan debt knowledge! From what to do with your loan during this little-to-zero interest relief period and how the Biden administration might tackle student debt forgiveness, to why student loan debt has become such a massive burden for young adults and tips to pay … Continued
Why is compound interest called “the 8th wonder of the world”? In this episode, I break down what compound interest really is, skip the boring stuff (like math), and share some examples so that we understand why everyone’s always talking about compound interest and why it’s important to help grow our money.
Money Muse Stephanie Xenos joins this episode to break down what happened with the stock market in 2020 and what would have happened if you consistently invested throughout the year. She also shares the importance of investing without emotion, the power of automated investing, and how a lack of confidence is holding women back from … Continued
What’s the deal with money and happiness? The concept of happiness and its relation to money (or lack thereof) is something that has been studied for years. In this episode, we’ll dive into some of those studies to attempt to decipher if, and how, money can make us happier. Or not.
My tax accountant, Allen Walbert, is here to help demystify taxes. If you work from home, can you write off your internet bill? (No) Do you need to pay taxes on your side hustle? WTF are quarterly taxes, and what’s the best way to keep track of business expenses? At what point is a tax … Continued
Originally from Tokyo, Japan, Megumi Smisson is a current Angeleno who has previously lived in New York and San Francisco. After graduating from New York University, she worked in entertainment marketing before pursuing a career as an actor. After getting some TV, commercial, and hosting experience under her belt along with years of waiting tables, Megumi returned to the corporate world as an international marketing professional. Throughout her multicultural upbringing, corporate experience, and creative endeavors, Megumi has learned above all else the importance of financial knowledge for anyone all across the world.