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26: Make MONEY Moves, Sis! (How to Boss Up Your Finances + the Secrets to Building Wealth)

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Repeat after us: Personal Finance IS Sexy! Budgeting, getting out of debt, and fixing your credit score should be at the top of your list, if you want to have peace of mind AND build wealth!

If talking about money makes you nervous (or want to put your head in the sand), fear not -- because this week Zuri is opening up about her personal finance journey.... and keeping it real about the good, bad, and ugly of her journey to building wealth + financial freedom.

Then Z is chatting with nationally recognized money expert, Stefanie O’Connell — who not only shares smart practical solutions on how to take control of your money, and make it work for you... Stefanie also shares why we should lead from empathy instead of shame when it comes to personal finance; and how to prioritize your money goals, even when you’re living paycheck to paycheck.

Stefanie also answers YOUR questions about credit, how to rebuild your finances after divorce, and whether you should mix money and relationships (especially if one of you is a spender, and the other a saver)!

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Stefanie O'Connell Rodriguez is a writer covering women, money, power, and ambition. She is the host of Real Simple magazine’s ‘Money Confidential’ podcast, the founder of Statement Cards, a line of greeting cards that celebrates milestones beyond marriage and motherhood, and the co-founder of Statement Event, dedicated to connecting the dots between gender equity and financial power.

Stefanie’s work and advice has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, USA Today, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and more. A go-to expert, Stefanie has appeared on ABC World News, CBSN, Fox Business, Bloomberg, The Dr. Oz Show, + The Doctors.

Connect with Stefanie: @stefanieoconnell |Twitter | Podcast | Statement Event

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We welcome multi-cultural, inclusive individuals who identify as female/femme/women, non-binary, trans, genderqueer, agender, or any combination of the above! – who appreciate sharing & celebrating one another experiences and learning about others’ stories + POVs (especially BIPOC + Queer).

We’re women of all races + backgrounds, united by one mission: living our lives as fully, happily & mindfully as we can.

In the HHM Crew, we value Community. Kindness. A Work Hard, Play Hard Mentality

(she likes to laugh, have fun, and maybe have one vodka shot too many after a long day of getting her AlphaBabe on).

We can't wait for you to start sharing your stories, not just with one another, but also with Z! Remember, this is a safe space, so no topic is off-limits. We just want us to have FUN! We want this space to feel like a long-distance brunch. Y'know? So grab a drink, a snack, pull up a chair, and let's all virtually hang!

Recent episodes: if ya feel like bingeing!

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 25: Insecures' Yvonne Orji on Why You Should Always Bet on Yourself

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 24: Imposter Syndrome (How to Fight it + OWN Your Opportunities!)

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 23: How I Made It: Zuri Hall's Career Story

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 22: I do NOT (The Divorce Episode)

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 21.5: I Bought a House (Bonus Episode)

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 12: The Best Sex Ever Episode (What You’ve Been to Shy to Ask!!)

Go back to the beginning --- ICYMI: Listen to Episode 1: How to Be Happy


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If you loved this podcast episode, you’ll also love our first episode in our Protect Your Peace Series: Episode #1: How To Be Happy

Come listen, laugh, and maybe even learn a lil something’ -- with new episodes of Hot Happy Mess dropping every Monday on the iHeartRadio App, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts!

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Zuri Hall is an Emmy award-winning TV host (Access Hollywood, American Ninja Warrior) and is the executive producer & host of this millennial-focused podcast that will empower women to avoid “best life burnout” through candid conversation, expert panel discussions, and real-life, human interest stories from everyday women.

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