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793: Jenn Edden: Sugar Addiction Expert

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Our guest today is in the midst of selling her belongings and packing her family of five into an RV, spending the next year traveling the country.

Today’s guest is Jenn Edden. She’s a sugar addiction expert, author and empowerment coach who helps female entrepreneurs learn how to increase their energy through proper nutrition. She is the author of Woman Unleashed: the highly sensitive woman's guide to radiant energy, unstoppable confidence and a 21 day plan to kick sugar's hold on you!

Lately, she’s become more interested in helping families and children overcome their sugar addictions and that is what sparked the big move.

Over the next year, Jenn, her husband and three children will be going from state to state to visit schools and universities to educate kids and young adults about healthy eating.

Jenn arrives at this major transition knowing a thing or two about being brave. She is a former medical school drop out and a survivor of a near-death home explosion.  She’s got her handle on her health AND her finances. Hear how she and her husband did the math to figure out if they really could just afford to travel the country for a year with their kids.

To learn more about Jenn, follow her on twitter @JennEdden and visit her website, Her book Woman Unleashed is available on Amazon.

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779: Ask Farnoosh: What would you do if you won the lottery?

September 7th, 2018


What would Farnoosh do if she scored $300 million playing the lottery? Can a spender become a saver? And what's the deal with credit cards? If we're …

778: Lindsey Stanberry, Money Diaries

September 5th, 2018

Have you ever read someone’s diary? Come on, you know you have...or wanted to at least.

Today, we’re talking about Money Diaries: Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about your finances and everyone else’s. 

It’s a …

777: Kim Perell, The Execution Factor

September 3rd, 2018

From broke to millions, our guest today is a financial warrior.

Today, Kim Perell is the CEO of a digital marketing firm called Amobee, which has …

776: Ask Farnoosh: How Can I Retire Early?

August 31st, 2018


Farnoosh and co-host Lisa Loperfido answer your money questions. Jaden asks how he can retire early by investing.  A real estate agent asks how she can leverage social media. And Liz wants to know if she and her live-in …

Bonus: Catherine Golladay, SVP, Charles Schwab Participant Services & Administration

August 30th, 2018

What's your greatest financial concern? For many people the number one source of money stress stems from uncertainties around retirement. Specifically, we're worried we won't have enough saved or that we can't afford to …

775: Kate White, Former Cosmo Editor & Author of The Gutsy Girl Handbook

August 29th, 2018

Forget lean in. How about be gutsy?

Our guest today is former Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief and media giant Kate White. She is a New York Times …

774: Jamila Souffrant, Founder of Journey to Launch

August 27th, 2018

Our guest today hopes to retire early. Jamila Souffrant and her husband have saved $169,000. They live in New York City. They have 3 children and own two properties.
How does she do it?
Today, we’re in conversation with …

773: Ask Farnoosh: A prospective employer wants to know my salary. Do I need to share?

August 24th, 2018

Are prospective employers allowed to ask you how much you make? Do you have to tell them? How to avoid the topic without compromising the job offer? 

In today's Ask Farnoosh, special co-host Heather Horton joins. She is …

772: Jaclyn Johnson, Founder of Create and Cultivate

August 22nd, 2018

What do Gloria Steinem, Kim Kardashian, Jessica Alba, and Chrissy Teigen all have in common?
Today, I’m interviewing Jaclyn Johnson, who turned a job layoff into an incredible career as an entrepreneur. Her business, …

771: Mo Bunnell, Author of The Snowball System

August 20th, 2018


For some entrepreneurs the idea of selling a product or service can feel like selling OUT or selling your soul. But our guest today has a technique …

770: Ask Farnoosh: I'm 32. Should I go back to college and get my degree?

August 17th, 2018


Is working towards a Bachelor's worth it later in life? Should I take a loan from my 401(k) to pay off student loans? What are some good resources or …

Bonus: Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, Chief Financial Strategist at Charles Schwab

August 16th, 2018

How do we educate our kids when it comes to money? Welcome to So Money, everyone. I’m Farnoosh Torabi. Today is a special bonus episode, part of a four-part series we’re doing with Charles Schwab, where we’re doing deep …

769: Brian Portnoy, Author, The Geometry of Wealth

August 15th, 2018

Can money buy happiness? Really? Today, I’m interviewing behavioral finance expert and author Brian Portnoy. Brian’s new book, The Geometry of Wealth: How To Shape A Life Of Money And Meaning. In it he explains how …

768: Lauren McGoodwin, Founder of

August 13th, 2018

It can be hard to find quality career advice these days. The work landscape is always changing. Millennials want more freedom and flexibility. For …

767: Ask Farnoosh: My identity was stolen. What do I do?

August 10th, 2018

This week's #AskFarnoosh addresses a listener's concerns about identity theft, as well as investing in index funds, renting versus owning and a …

766: Srinivas Rao, Author of An Audience of One

August 8th, 2018

What if we all just stopped trying to be the best… stopped trying to climb the ladder… stopped trying to get the corner office? What if we believed that true success existed outside of “the best”? 

Today’s guest is …

765: Petra Kolber, Author of The Perfection Detox

August 6th, 2018

How many of you are perfectionists out there? Teacher’s pet? Relentless overachiever? Yep, you’re among friends here.
Petra Kolber believes that …

764: Ask Farnoosh: How to Build My (DIY) Financial Plan?

August 3rd, 2018

We have a special theme for Ask Farnoosh this Friday: Prioritizing your financial goals.
Special co-host Eric Roberge is a certified financial planner and has found that people tend to get stuck on how to use their …

Bonus: Liz Ann Sonders, Chief Investment Strategist, Charles Schwab

August 2nd, 2018

In a special bonus episode of So Money, we're answering some of your biggest questions about investing and the stock market with Liz Ann Sonders, Chief Investment Strategist with Charles Schwab. Over the next two …

763: Alli Webb, DryBar Founder

August 1st, 2018

Today we’re welcoming stay-at-home mom turned Entrepreneur & Founder, Alli Webb. About 10 years ago, Alli started a mobile blowout service where she’d drive around in her car in Los Angeles and give clients blowouts …

761: Cristina Alger: Author of The Banker's Wife

July 30th, 2018

Cristina Alger is a celebrated fiction writer who just came out with her third book, The Banker’s Wife, a financial thriller that unveils the personal lives of the financial world's movers and shakers.
Cristina is a …

761: Ask Farnoosh: My 9-year-old has saved for a $370 LEGO. Should I let him buy it?

July 27th, 2018


A career conundrum, student loan concerns and doubt about an extravagant Lego purchase. So Money listeners get their questions answered by Farnoosh and special co-host Chantl Martin, an avid listener and founder of …

760: Marissa Evans Alden, Co-Founder of Sawyer

July 25th, 2018

Ever tried to enroll your child in like an art class, or soccer camp, only to find out that it's completely full, or maybe you just found out about a …

759: Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon, Hosts of Being Boss

July 23rd, 2018

What do you get when you combine two business besties, 5 million podcast downloads and a brand new book? Today’s So Money guests, Co-Founders of the Being Boss Podcast: Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon.

When Emily …

758: Ask Farnoosh: How to Invest $100,000?

July 20th, 2018


This week Farnoosh hosts the show solo (sniff sniff). Don't worry, there's lots of advice and strategy packed in this 30 minutes of Ask Farnoosh. …

757: Brad Deutser, Author of Leading Clarity: The Breakthrough Strategy to Unleash People, Profit and Performance

July 18th, 2018

Are you searching for clarity in your life, either at work or at home? Have you been searching for one of those “Ah ha!” moments that will help you figure out your next step?
Our guest today says waiting for an “Ah ha” …

756: Nick Saponaro, The Divi Project

July 16th, 2018

Remember when Bitcoin surged to over $10,000 per coin? I’ve always been a bit skeptical of the hype. I don’t own any cryptocurrency and when people ask me for advice on the matter I usually will say that I consider it …

755: Ask Farnoosh: My friend's birthday dinner is pricey. What to do?

July 13th, 2018


This week, Farnoosh and co-host Kara Stevens, founder of The Frugal Feminista, discuss your biggest money questions including how to manage money with friends who like to spend more than you do ... as well as the best …

754: Adam Torabi (Dad!)

July 11th, 2018

Back by popular demand…My Dad is on the show today with a lot of details surrounding his career comeback. About a year and half ago my dad got laid …

753: Kristin Wong, Author of Get Money

July 9th, 2018


Our guest today grew up with a scarcity mindset, thinking it was bad to be rich. Flash forward to today, Kristin Wong is a New York Times published writer and financial journalist helping her readers achieve financial …

752: Ask Farnoosh: How many credit cards is TOO many?

July 6th, 2018

How many accounts is considered too many or adverse when it comes to calculating your credit score?  What are the best books to teach little ones …

751: Christine Lahti, Oscar Winner & Author

July 4th, 2018

From miming for money in Central Park to winning on Oscar, our guest today has experienced an incredible climb in her personal, professional and financial life.
I’m welcoming Christine Lahti to the show. You might know …

750: Ashley Feinstein Gerstley, Founder of

July 2nd, 2018

How would you describe your relationship with money? If it’s anything less than harmonious, our guest today wants to help.  Today I’m interviewing …

749: Ask Farnoosh: We're taking care of my mom and it's expensive!

June 29th, 2018

How can my husband and I plan for our financial future when helping my mom (which should have been temporary after her divorce) is looking permanent? 

748: Sidney Torres, Star of The Deed on CNBC

June 27th, 2018

Is flipping real estate still a thing? Today, I’m interviewing Sidney Torres. You might know him as the star of CNBC’s show The Deed. Sidney is a self-described serial entrepreneur, a real estate expert, house flipper, …

747: Kelly Keenan Trumpbour, Founder

June 25th, 2018

Did you ever have an idea for a business, but the one thing you didn't have was the money, and so it fell to the wayside, or you lost momentum. Oftentimes, entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs will turn to investors, …

Bonus Ask Farnoosh with Terri Kallsen from Charles Schwab

June 22nd, 2018

In this special BONUS episode of Ask Farnoosh, we invite Terri Kallsen, Executive Vice President for Investor Services at Charles Schwab. She and Farnoosh discuss recent findings from Schwab's Modern Wealth Index, as …

746: Ask Farnoosh: Can I afford to be a stay-at-home mom?

June 22nd, 2018


This week's Ask Farnoosh dives into  opting-out of the workforce to raise children, the pros and cons of a 401(k) loan, and ways to save while still …

745: Laura Vanderkam, Time Management Expert and Author of Off the Clock

June 20th, 2018

Today’s guest is going to teach us how to get more done and feel less busy - starting now.
Today I’m interviewing Laura Vanderkam. She’s one of the world’s leading experts on time management and productivity. She’s an …

744: Sunny Lenarduzzi, YouTube Star and Entrepreneur

June 18th, 2018

Have you ever wondered how people get their first 100 YouTube subscribers or even their first 100,000 YouTube subscribers? 
Do you hate being on camera for your business but want to get better? 
Today we have Sunny …

743: Ask Farnoosh with Co-Host Harry Campbell,

June 15th, 2018


Should we invest in a pension if our company offers one? Or stick with the 401k? Should I take out student loans if I don't really *need* to? How to …

742: Ashley Eckstein, Actress, Founder of Her Universe

June 13th, 2018

We got a special treat for all the Star Wars fans out there today. Our guest is Ashley Eckstein. You might recognize her voice. She is the voice of the character Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars and she’s here today to talk …

741: Pete Chatmon, Producer, Director, Writer "Blackish"

June 11th, 2018

We’re in conversation with Pete Chatmon. Pete started making films in high school and through a lot of hustle and persistence, he raised half $1 …

740: Ask Farnoosh with Real Estate Guru Ilyce Glink

June 8th, 2018

We have a very special themed episode today at Ask Farnoosh. It’s all going to be about real estate. Many of you are in market or interested in …

739: Mical Jeanlys, General Manager of Chase Slate

June 6th, 2018

Mical Jeanlys is the General Manager of Chase Slate. Chase Slate is the financial services partner of this show, and I have the honor of being the brand's financial education partner. I've always wanted to talk to Mical …

738: Barbara Corcoran, Star of ABC's Shark Tank

June 4th, 2018

Our guest today needs no introduction. She had 22 jobs by the age of 23, she built a 5 billion dollar business with a $1,000 loan, She's a shark on …

737: Ask Farnoosh: Does Leasing a Car Make Sense?

June 1st, 2018


Do you think leasing a car ever makes financial sense? How can we cut costs on our wedding? How do we prioritize our saving and financial planning? Lots of smart questions this week, as usual. Farnoosh and co-host Randi …

736: Danielle Town, Author of Invested

May 30th, 2018

Today’s guest is Danielle Town, a New York Times best selling author as of two months ago! The funny thing is Danielle’s best selling book is about investing, a topic she admits she actively avoided her entire life. Her …

735: Aditi Shekar, Founder and CEO, Zeta

May 28th, 2018

Today's guest is at the forefront of financial technology: Aditi Shekar.
Aditi is the CEO and founder of Zeta, a platform on a mission to help …

734: Ask Farnoosh with Gretchen Caldwell, CFP

May 25th, 2018


From managing an inheritance to bailing on a real estate purchase, we've got you covered on today's Ask Farnoosh. I'm tackling your biggest money questions with a So Money fan Gretchen Caldwell.  Gretchen is a financial …

733: Matt Manero: You Need More Money Author

May 23rd, 2018

Have you ever thought, “If I can just make $100,000 a year, everything will be better.” Or, maybe you already earn six figures, and you feel like you need to double or triple your income because it still doesn’t feel …

732: Scott Wapner, CNBC Host and Author

May 21st, 2018

Five years ago, two billionaires named Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn duked it out on national TV and the clip went viral. They hurled accusations and …

731: Ask Farnoosh: I'm switching careers. How should I negotiate salary?

May 18th, 2018

On this week's Ask Farnoosh, career and life coach and bestselling author Allison Task joins us to navigate your biggest money and career questions. From negotiating your salary during a career switch to the pros and …

730: Savannah Sellers, NBC Journalist

May 16th, 2018

Imagine for a second what it would be like to win an Emmy award at the young age of 24. Sounds like an impossible dream, right? Not for our next …

729: Gaby Dunn, Host of Bad with Money

May 14th, 2018

Have you been completely exasperated wondering, “Why am I so bad with money?”
Maybe it was because you overspent, depleted your savings account, or realized you were behind on your retirement saving. Well, the good news …

728: Ask Farnoosh: What's the best way to track my expenses?

May 11th, 2018

What's the best way to track my expenses? How do you get any work done with 2 little kids?
This Friday, Farnoosh and co-host Kimmie Greene, head of communications for Quickbooks, tackle your biggest money questions. 

727: Vicki Robin, Your Money or Your Life Author

May 9th, 2018

Which is more important: your money or your life? Over 25 years ago, our next guest asked the world this fundamental question, and her book became an international sensation. Today, I’m honored to welcome Vicki Robin to …

726: Cousins Maine Lobster, Shark Tank Winners

May 7th, 2018

Have you ever had one too many drinks with friends and come up with an absolutely brilliant business idea that you then launch and six years later …

725: Ask Farnoosh: I quit my job. Should I cash out my investments?

May 4th, 2018


This Friday, Farnoosh and co-host Catherine Alford, family finances expert, tackle your biggest money questions. We have questions related to real estate investing, paying down your mortgage and cashing out your …

724: Natalie Bacon, Ex-Lawyer & Online Entrepreneur

May 2nd, 2018

Imagine having $200,000 in law school debt only to realize years later that you don’t actually want to be a lawyer. Natalie Bacon switched careers …

723: Kara Stevens, Founder of

April 30th, 2018

Would you marry someone if they told you they had thousands of dollars worth of debt and a really bad credit score...all things you had NO idea …

722: Ask Farnoosh with Sandra Grahame: What's the best way to invest $1,000?

April 27th, 2018

For more information visit www.somoneypodcast.comI’ve got baby fever really, really bad. I’ve been thinking that after we finish paying off our credit card debt, we can start trying to expand our family while working on …

721: Kari Skogland, Director, The Handmaid's Tale

April 25th, 2018

Did you know only 7% of film directors in the U.S. are women? That gap is hopefully narrowing soon, as women in the movie industry (and everywhere) …

720: Libby Leffler, VP of Membership at SoFi

April 23rd, 2018

Our guest today negotiated with the tooth fairy as a kid. So, you can only imagine her success now as an adult.

Libby Leffler is our guest today. …

719: Ask Farnoosh, Help! I'm terrible at trying to save money and prepare for the future.

April 20th, 2018

Help! I'm terrible at trying to save money and prepare for the future.

As a female entrepreneur considering marriage, what are the basics I need to know about pre-nuptials, how do you approach it?

Can you explain the …

718: Tami Halton Pardee, Real Estate Mogul

April 18th, 2018

Our guest today has sold over $3 billion worth of real estate, so if you're thinking about buying or selling or doing anything with property (as I …

717: Fran Hauser, The Myth of the Nice Girl Author

April 16th, 2018

Are you a nice person? And do you feel this is an asset or a liability when it comes to climbing in your career or business? If you’re too nice, do you run the risk of some people not taking you seriously or thinking …

716: Ask Farnoosh, I have no kids... how should I budget?

April 13th, 2018

My self-employed husband spends 33-35% of his gross income on business expenses. Is this a lot?

What is the priority ranking for a double income no …

715: Emellie O'Brien, Founder of Earth Angel

April 11th, 2018

Today’s guest is no stranger to film and TV. Emellie O’Brien has worked on The Amazing Spiderman 2, Showtime’s Billions, and the CBS drama Madam …

714: Kara Swisher, Tech Journalist and Co-Founder of Recode

April 9th, 2018

Today we’re in conversation with Silicon Valley’s “most feared and liked journalist,” according to New York Magazine. Kara Swisher, technology …

713: Ask Farnoosh, How do you stop yourself from being a compulsive shopper and start saving money?

April 6th, 2018

How do you tackle finances with your fiance when your boyfriend makes half of what you make?

How do you stop yourself from being a compulsive shopper …

712: Dan Harris, Co-Anchor ABC News & Author of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

April 4th, 2018

Can meditation improve our finances and career? I’ve never tried it but our guest today says, in some ways, yes.  You may know Dan Harris as the co-anchor of ABC News' "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good …

711: Carol Roth, Founder of FutureFile

April 2nd, 2018

If something happened to you today, would your family know your last wishes? Would they even know your computer password? Today’s guest, Carol Roth, …

710: Ask Farnoosh, How can I use inheritance to improve my credit score?

March 30th, 2018

I received an inheritance. Back in my mid-20's I missed some student loan payments, which lowered my credit score. How can I use the inheritance to improve my score?

Where's the best place to park extra money for …

709: Geneen Roth, This Messy Magnificent Life Author

March 28th, 2018

Imagine losing all of your life savings? And the cause? Bernie Madoff. You know that crook who lost over $50 billion of his clients’ investments in a Ponzi scheme? He’s serving 150 years in federal prison, but our guest …

708: Marla Mattenson, Relationship Expert

March 26th, 2018

It would normally cost you six-figures to work with this relationship coach. Her clients include millionaire entrepreneurs, academy award winning …

707: Ask Farnoosh, Is the "for grads" So Money course for me?

March 23rd, 2018

My employer is providing me with non-qualified stock options but I don't know what the implications are. Any advice on what I should do?

What secured …

706: Libby Moore, Former Chief of Staff for Oprah Winfrey

March 21st, 2018

Imagine working day-to-day, side-by-side with Oprah. That was our guest’s life for 11 years. Libby Moore, Oprah Winfrey’s former Chief of Staff, joins us today.

For over 10 years, she managed a team of Oprah’s personal …

705: Katherine Power, CEO of Clique

March 19th, 2018

Katherine Power caught the business bug as a young child, working on her parent’s horse farm and her grandmother’s clothing store. She’s now running a fast-growing media, marketing and consumer empire. Our guest today …

704: Ask Farnoosh, I'm sick of paying rent... how can I prepare to buy my first home?

March 16th, 2018

I'm tired of paying rent and bad landlords. How can I get ready to buy my first home or apartment in an expensive city?

Can I invest in an index fund …

703: Dr. Habib Sadeghi, The Clarity Cleanse Author

March 14th, 2018

Do you think that everything in life happens for a reason? Our guest today thinks so...especially when reflecting upon his own life. Dr. Habib Sadeghi is the co-founder of the Be Hive of Healing Integrative Medical …

702: Cathryn Lavery, Co-Founder BestSelf Co.

March 12th, 2018

How many of you use a physical journal to track your goals or just share how your day went? Journaling is a total art and our guest today, Cathryn …

701: Ask Farnoosh, How much should my accountant be charging me to prepare my taxes?

March 9th, 2018

I can't bring myself to spend my money on material items, even though my financial life is in good shape. Help!

What is a reasonable price to pay an …

700: Peter Shankman, Founder of HARO and Author of Faster Than Normal

March 7th, 2018

This episode is probably my quickest interview yet...but it should come as no surprise, as today’s guest is the one and only Peter Shankman, author …

699: Adam Auriemma, Editor-in-Chief of Money Magazine

March 5th, 2018

Today’s show is a little bit of a throwback for me because it involves going down memory lane. I’ve not only been a subscriber of this magazine, but …

698: Ask Farnoosh, What are risks to consider when renting out part of your home?

March 2nd, 2018

My husband and I will be quitting our jobs later this year to travel globally for a year. Aside from savings and insurance, what should we consider?

697: Mitch Cohen, Author of "The Self-Made Billionaire Effect"

February 28th, 2018

I have a question for you: What would it be like to have a bank balance with 9 zeros? A billion dollars? What does it take to reach that amount? Our …

696: Shannah Compton Game, Millennial Money Expert

February 26th, 2018

If you like financial podcasts then I think you’re going to be happy to know that today we are featuring a very successful top female financial …

695: Ask Farnoosh, What's your advice regarding the stock market?

February 23rd, 2018

What's your advice regarding the stock market? How do I protect my gains from the last 7-8 years?

What’s your advice on asking for a raise while working for a non-profit?

How do I continue my salary negotiations when I’ve …

694: Josh Robbins, Chief Strategy Officer of America’s Best 401k

February 21st, 2018

How much are you paying in 401(k) fees?

A lot of us listening to this show, we have 401(k), or 403(b)’s and the like. These are retirement plans typically offered through our employers. Have you really ever taken the …

693: Abby Walker, Author of "Strap On A Pair" + Founder of Vivian Lou Insolia®

February 19th, 2018

Do you feel like you’re quarter-assing your way through life and work?

Our guest today is Abby Lou Walker, a former corporate executive turned …

692: Ask Farnoosh, Is my debt to income ratio too high to be considered for a mortgage?

February 16th, 2018

Is my debt to income ratio too high to be considered for a mortgage?

What ways are good ways to payoff my mortgage faster?

My new job offers a 3% match for our 401K. What are my best options for my current 401k ($150K+)?  …

691: Jennifer Hemphill, Author of "Her Money Matters"

February 14th, 2018

I’m excited to welcome back today’s guest, Jennifer Hemphill, who is a friend of the So Money show. You can listen to her first episode, #117, but today she’s back because she has some exciting news: Her book, Her Money …

690: Elaine Pofeldt, Author of "The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business"

February 12th, 2018

Are you someone who aspires to earn a million dollars a year or more as an entrepreneur? Or, maybe you’re already making this much money. Today’s …

689: Ask Farnoosh, How do I get a book published?

February 9th, 2018

Will you talk more about the strategy to save a million dollars to retire? What type of savings account should I use if this is my goal?

Should my …

688: Mrs. Frugalwoods, Author of "Meet The Frugalwoods"

February 7th, 2018

Today, I’m excited to welcome back a former So Money guest, Liz Thames, also known as Mrs. Frugalwoods. I always love having former guests back on the show so we can catch up and share what they’ve been up to.

I …

687: Tanja Hester, Early Retiree + Founder of Our Next Life Blog

February 5th, 2018

Today, I’m interviewing Tanja Hester, who has been retired now for just a couple months. Here’s the thing, though, she’s only 38 years old.

Tanja and …

686: Ask Farnoosh, What are your thoughts about investing in cryptocurrency?

February 2nd, 2018

What are your thoughts about investing in cryptocurrency?

Once you have an idea to start a business, how do you get started? Should you research, …

685: Drs. Renée and Nii Darko, Paid off 6 Figures of Debt in 3 Years

January 31st, 2018

What would you do if you woke up with $662,000 of student loan debt?

Yes, you heard that right, $662,000 in just student loan debt.

Well, that’s what …

684: Mary Wheeler, Founder of Abundant Wealth Solutions

January 29th, 2018

Today, I’m sharing a story with you of a remarkable young woman who got out of $30,000 worth of debt in 96 days. 

That’s right.

Mary is a Financial …

683: Ask Farnoosh, What advice do you have for couples moving in together?

January 26th, 2018

What advice do you have for a couple moving in together? Some expenses aren't so black and white.

What should I prioritize in 2018, career development …

682: Leisa Peterson, Life Coach

January 24th, 2018

We're a few weeks into the New Year and I'm guessing you might have made a resolution or two? If your resolution was to be better with money or …

681: Amy Lacey, Founder of Cali'flour Foods

January 22nd, 2018

Our topic today is… pizza. Specifically, plant-based, vegan cauliflower pizza crust.

Intrigued? So was I.

Today’s guest, Amy Lacey started making …

680: Ask Farnoosh, How do I involve my spouse in our retirement planning without scaring him off with the numbers?

January 19th, 2018

What are good ways to pay off my mortgage faster?

How do I involve my spouse in our retirement planning without scaring him off with the numbers?

I …

679: Tricia Brouk, Director, Choreographer & Executive Producer of TEDxLincolnSquare

January 17th, 2018

Tricia Brouk is our guest today and she does it all: she works in film, tv, theatre, and is a writer, director, and choreographer. She’s also the …

678: Abby Chao, Co-Founder + COO of CollegeBacker

January 15th, 2018

The topic today is college savings. So many of you write-in asking,"Farnoosh, where should I save for my child's college education? Is a 529 still …

677: Ask Farnoosh, Does closing a checking or savings bank account affect your credit score?

January 12th, 2018

I have two daughters, 12 and 14... how do I teach them to invest?

Does closing a checking or savings bank account affect your credit score?

Is a Roth IRA or 457b government deferred compensation plan better for a 27-year …

676: Isa Herrera, Master of Physical Therapy & Founder of Pelvic Pain Relief

January 10th, 2018

Health is wealth, right? Many of you have New Year’s resolutions to be healthier in 2018. So, I thought it would be appropriate to bring on a guest …

675: Primoz Bozic, Online Business Coach

January 8th, 2018

From earning $7/hr abroad in his country Slovenia to running a six-figure online business, our guest today is So Money. Online business coach Primoz Bozic works with world-class experts (think: celebrity make-up …

674: Ask Farnoosh, What are signs that a seller is being scammy on a resale site?

January 5th, 2018

What are signs that a seller is being scammy on a resale site? How do I identify items around the house worth selling? I'm on track to get promoted but the increase in pay my supervisor mentioned was underwhelming... …

673: Sheila Bair, Former FDIC Chair

January 3rd, 2018

Sheila Bair is the former FDIC Chair and, at one point, was named Forbes 2nd most powerful woman in the world. Her agency was responsible for …

672: Katia Beauchamp, Birchbox Co-Founder + CEO

January 1st, 2018

Today is the first day of the New Year. So, I wanted to start off with a theme that I’m really working for in the New Year, which is making your own …

671: Ask Farnoosh, How do I save for retirement AND pay off my student loans? (rerun)

December 29th, 2017

Should we use most of our cash savings to pay off our credit card debt? My biggest challenge is budgeting… should I open a bank account with a major …

670: BEST OF 2017: Defying Fear and Embracing Failure: Featuring Akshay Nanavati, James Altucher, Sara LaFleur and Wendy Sachs

December 27th, 2017

We’re exploring fear and failure on the show today. It’s not my intention to end the year on a sour note. Instead, we’re going to review all the …

669: BEST OF 2017: Women, Work & Money Featuring

December 25th, 2017

This is our third show dedicated to reviewing the best of the year. Today, we are focusing on the intersection of women, work and money.

As you can imagine, this topic came up a lot in 2017. It was a historical year for …

668: Ask Farnoosh, "My employer retirement accounts have high expense ratios. What are my other options?" (Rerun)

December 22nd, 2017

I've met my financial goals... can I spend some of my money on something "fun?" My parents think I shouldn't.

My boyfriend and I just moved in …

667: BEST OF 2017: HOW TO MAKE MORE MONEY, Featuring advice from So Money guests Ali Brown, Latham Thomas, Simon Sinek, Deepak Chopra

December 20th, 2017

Who wants a raise? Who wants to make more money? That’s all of us, right? 

Today’s theme is how to make more money. I'm talking the MOST money you ever thought possible. The fact is a lot of us grapple with how to value …

666: BEST OF 2017: HOW TO RETIRE RICH: Featuring advice from So Money guests Kristy Shen, Grant Sabatier, Chris Reining and Emily Guy Birken

December 18th, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and I’m not talking about the holidays. We’ve reached that time of year again where I highlight some of the …

665: Ask Farnoosh, 2017 was going to be my year to conquer my finances but I didn't... Help!

December 15th, 2017

I swore 2017 would be my year to conquer my personal finances but I didn't even come close... help!

My family lives on the east coast and wants us to …

664: Lauren Slayton, Founder of Foodtrainers®

December 13th, 2017

As we approach the end of the year, I thought we’d like to hear from one of the country’s top health and nutrition coaches. Lauren Slayton is the founder of Foodtrainers, a private nutritional counseling office in New …

663: Laura Cowan, Estate Planning Attorney

December 11th, 2017

You know, it's never a perfect time to talk about things like life insurance, estate planning and wills. It's kind of a downer. But, your financial …

662: Ask Farnoosh, We're recent grads - what do we need to know about finances?

December 8th, 2017

My boyfriend and I are recent grads, and we don't have too much experience with personal finances. Should we get a financial planner? What do we need …

661: Chris Reining, Early Retiree

December 6th, 2017

Chris Reining retired at 37 after making his millions. He worked at his dream job initially in information technology earning $75,000 a year. He …

660: Josh Sundquist, Paralympic Skier

December 4th, 2017

Josh Sundquist was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer when he was just 9-years-old and told he had a 50% chance of living. From there he spent one …

659: Ask Farnoosh with John Bahnken, President, Citizens Bank Wealth Management

December 1st, 2017

My husband and I just got married ...should we combine our retirement planning?

How often should I check on my retirement savings?

Answering these …

658: Gunnar Lovelace, CEO and Co-Founder of Thrive Market

November 29th, 2017

If you're looking to stock up your pantry this holiday season, learn how to get $60 worth of free organic groceries and free shipping at

657: Carlvin Dorvilier, So Money Millennial

November 27th, 2017

Imagine losing both your parents at age 15, then fast-becoming the head of household with two other siblings, paying a mortgage, car insurance and …

656: Ask Farnoosh, Help... my husband & I want to reach our goal of financial freedom!

November 24th, 2017

My husband and I want to reach our goal of financial freedom... should we buy a duplex and rent out half while living in the other half or buy a home …

655: Sarah Shaw, Entrepreneur & Designer

November 22nd, 2017

What makes someone a SERIAL entrepreneur? How about starting six businesses over the span of 20 years that have gone on to generate many, many …

654: JJ Ramberg, MSNBC Host + The Startup Club Author

November 20th, 2017


People sometimes ask how we plan to teach my kids about money and while I think it's important to teach things like delaying gratification, saving, …

653: Ask Farnoosh, Protecting your credit this holiday with co-host Brittney Castro, CFP

November 17th, 2017

In light of Equifax and other data breaches, how do I balance convenience and security? How to budget for holiday gifts and limit spending? Answering …

652: Latham Thomas, Founder of Mama Glow

November 15th, 2017

Want to learn how to get two hours of sleep in 20 minutes? So Money guest Latham Thomas is a superwoman. She's been named one of Oprah Winfrey’s …

651: Erica Duran, Business Coach and Host of The Erica Duran Show

November 13th, 2017

Erica Duran is an expert in minimalist luxury. Can you even put those two words in the same sentence? Minimalist and luxury? Don’t they negate each other? Kind of? She begs to differ.

Our guest today is first and …

650: Ask Farnoosh, Best advice for negotiating a promotion at work?

November 10th, 2017

How should a person start the conversation concerning a promotion at work? What's the best education fund for my daughter's college savings? If I …

649: Kelly Richmond Pope, Education Innovator & Forensic Accounting Expert

November 8th, 2017

We’re going to dig into what actually has people create crime. Not just any crime but financial crime. What is actually behind it... the motivation, the mindset?

Our guest, Kelly Richmond Pope, will help bring this to …

648: Jack Finio, Fund3 Co-Founder

November 6th, 2017

What is Bitcoin? I’ve been getting more pitches about Bitcoin in the last 30 days than I have in last three years. It's one of those things that made …

647: Ask Farnoosh, I can't pay off my credit card debt... help!

November 3rd, 2017

The podcast makes me rethink my relationship with money, yet I still can't seem to pay off $14,000 worth of credit card debt. What's a good first step?

My employer gives 53 cents back for every mile when I commute to and …

646: Andy Molinsky, Author of "Reach"

November 1st, 2017

Tony Robbins likes to say that, "The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably deal with." So, let me ask you: how often do you leave your comfort zone? As tough as …

645: Sheelah Kolhatkar, "Black Edge" Author

October 30th, 2017

Ever wonder how Wall Street works? I mean, really? We see how Wall Street is portrayed in dramatic movies, like Wolf of Wall Street and The Big …

644: Ask Farnoosh, Should I stop saving to pay off my student loans or keep saving?

October 27th, 2017

Should I stop saving to pay off my student loans or keep saving?

Are you supposed to pay off debt after you get your paycheck or pay your necessities …

BONUS: John Bahnken, President, Citizens Bank Wealth Management

October 26th, 2017

This is a special BONUS episode on the heels of my new partnership with Citizens Bank. I normally don’t publish new episodes on Thursdays, but this …

643: Dave Fanger, CEO & Founder of Swell Investing

October 25th, 2017

Question: how do you decide what stocks or funds to buy?

For me, financial health is key. It’s an important marker, but do we care so much about a company’s social mission, really? What’s under the hood? How do they care …

642: Claudia Chan, Author of "This Is How We Rise"

October 23rd, 2017

Is gender equality really possible? Claudia Chan, our So Money guest today, has made it her life's mission to close the gender equality gap and has inked a new book on the topic. It's called This Is How We Rise: Reach …

641: Ask Farnoosh, Help! My parents never invested in their retirement... how can I help?

October 20th, 2017

My parents never invested for retirement, how can I help them? Is buying a condo a good investment for me? How do you personally save, invest and budget your money?

Answering these questions of yours and more on this …

640: Jerry Kolber, Co-Founder & Executive Producer at Atomic Entertainment Group

October 18th, 2017

Do you like watching television? Ever wonder who are the minds behind these shows? Friend and former colleague, Jerry Kolber is the co-founder and …

639: Emma Johnson, Author of "The Kickass Single Mom"

October 16th, 2017

Our topic today is single motherhood and how to make it work financially, romantically, professionally. Emma Johnson is an expert on all of those fronts and she has been a guest on this show before as the founder of

638: Ask Farnoosh, How do I fight the urge to keep up with The Joneses?

October 13th, 2017

How do you fight the urge to keep up with the Joneses? Should I take a new job opportunity or negotiate the terms at my current job? How do I play …

637: Eric Roberge, Certified Financial Planner

October 11th, 2017

Back by popular demand, Eric Roberge is in the house. If you listened to last Friday’s episode of Ask Farnoosh, you know Eric was my esteemed …

636: Brian Maloney, Founder of CUSP NYC

October 9th, 2017

Our guest today has been a close friend and a key member of my support system since my early days of living in New York City. Brian Maloney is here. Brian is more than just a friend. He is a mentor, an entrepreneur, a …

635: Ask Farnoosh, What steps should I take to protect myself after the Equifax credit hack?

October 6th, 2017

What steps should I take to protect myself after the Equifax credit hack? Is it worth it to take on student loan debt in my 40s? Will my fiancé's …

634: Dorie Clark, "Entrepreneurial You" Author

October 4th, 2017

It's blast from the past week on So Money. On Monday we invited back our friend Rebecca Jarvis, the chief business, technology and economics …

633: Rebecca Jarvis, No Limits Podcast Host

October 2nd, 2017

Excited to announce that this week we're doing a podcast cross-over with No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis. Have you heard of this amazing new podcast? …

632: Ask Farnoosh, Should we use cash savings to pay off our credit card debt?

September 29th, 2017

Should we use most of our cash savings to pay off our credit card debt? My biggest challenge is budgeting... should I open a bank account with a …

631: Simon Sinek, Motivational Speaker & Bestselling Author

September 27th, 2017

Our guest today popularized the concept of "Why." It stemmed from a TED Talk back in 2009 that has now become the third most watched talk of all time …

630: Melyssa Griffin, Entrepreneur and Host of Pursuit With Purpose

September 25th, 2017

Raise your hand if you think making a million dollars would make your life better.  Today's guest earned 7-figures in one year, running a successful …

629: Ask Farnoosh, How do I turn earned income into passive income? (Replay)

September 22nd, 2017

Today’s episode of Ask Farnoosh with special guest Jacquette Timmons, a financial behaviorist, originally aired as episode 285. We answer your biggest questions about negotiating a promotion or increase in salary at …

628: Pervaiz Shallwani, Host of Feed Me TV

September 20th, 2017

From covering the police beat in New York City beat to reporting on the best wines across Long Island's vineyards, our guest today is a journalist …

627: Dr. Partha Nandi, Ask Dr. Nandi Author & Host

September 18th, 2017

How healthy are you? How do you define health? We often discuss the correlation between health and wealth on the podcast and today's is prepared to give even more insight and advice. about this a lot on So Money but …

626: Ask Farnoosh, How do I save money while still being social?

September 15th, 2017

How do you teach kids to invest? How can I save money while trying to be social? How much should I budget for eating out and miscellaneous expenses …

625: Alisyn Camerota, CNN Anchor & Author of "Amanda Wakes Up"

September 13th, 2017

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a top news anchor on CNN, someone who has to report on what’s happening in the world right now LIVE? And, by the way, someone who has been blacklisted by Donald Trump?

Or, maybe you’re an …

624: Deepak Chopra, Alternative Medicine Advocate & Author

September 11th, 2017

Our guest today is probably the best guest I could think of to have on a day like this. It is the one and only Dr. Deepak Chopra. He’s the founder of …

623: Ask Farnoosh, Help... my student loan lender says they won't accept principle-only payments!

September 8th, 2017

How much of my savings should I invest in my index fund? My student loan lender says they won't accept principle only payments... any other ideas on …

622: Leandra Medine, Founder of Man Repeller

September 6th, 2017

If you are in interested in fashion, culture or feminism, you’ve probably heard of the media site Man Repeller, and/or its founder Leandra Medine. …

621: Scott Oldford, Infinitus Founder

September 4th, 2017

My guest today is one of the MOST interesting people under the age of 30 that I’ve ever met. Let me just share his brief bio for you in his words…

620: Ask Farnoosh, My S.O. is a spender and I'm a saver... how do we align our values?

September 1st, 2017

My S.O. is a spender and I'm a saver (I'm also the breadwinner)... how do we align our values? What's your number 1 tip for successfully managing …

619: Ana Homayoun, "Social Media Wellness" Author

August 30th, 2017

Ten years ago kids when our guest Ana Homayoun would ask her students for their biggest distractions they’d list friends, sports and their pets. Now, …

618: Grant Sabatier, Millennial Money Founder

August 28th, 2017

Today's guest became a millionaire in just five years and all by the age of 30. Grant Sabatier is the founder of Millennial Money and he’ll be …

617: Ask Farnoosh, How should I prepare for my financial future as a single person? (Replay)

August 25th, 2017

In this week’s episode of Ask Farnoosh, special guest Sophia Bera and I answer your biggest questions about financial advice for single women, trust funds and beneficiaries, investing in target date funds and more.

616: Adam and Sheila Torabi, Farnoosh's Parents (Replay)

August 23rd, 2017

Today’s interview is an experience I will never forget. I’m actually surprised that it took me this long to bring my parents onto the show. They have …

615: Dan Ariely, Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics (Replay)

August 21st, 2017

Today’s guest is one of my favorite authors on the planet. He’s provided me with so much invaluable insight throughout the years, as I’ve been working in the field of personal finances. Dan Ariely is our special guest. …

614: Ask Farnoosh, Should I keep separate or joint investment accounts with my spouse?

August 18th, 2017

Should I keep multiple 529 plans with the same provider? Is it best to keep joint or separate investment accounts with your spouse?

Answering these …

613: Jillian Michaels. Fitness Expert & Coach (Replay)

August 16th, 2017

Fasten your seatbelt, today’s guest is about to take us on a superhighway fast lane to success, as she shares her rise to mogul status in the health …

612: Tim Gunn, Project Runway Mentor

August 14th, 2017

Ladies and gentleman, this episode will forever be an absolute dream come true for me. The day that we had the Emmy Award-winning co-host of …

611: Ask Farnoosh, I want to help my fiancé pay off his debt... what do we prioritize?

August 11th, 2017

My fiancé has student loan and credit card debt. I'm willing to help him pay it off but what should we prioritize? And what do you think of …

610: Douglas Boneparth, The Millennial Money Fix Co-Author

August 9th, 2017

Today's guest is a a 32-year old certified financial planner who deeply knows the financial struggles of his generation. Douglas Boneparth and his …

609: Nicole Moore, Love & Relationship Coach

August 7th, 2017

Our guest today is a love and relationship coach who dedicates her life to helping women truly know and feel their worth so they can go out there and …

608: Ask Farnoosh, Should I relocate my family for a new job opportunity?

August 4th, 2017

Should I relocate my family for a job that pays more even though my husband would have to find work? A major retailer is interested in buying a …

607: Brian Balthazar, VP of Programming & Development for Scripps Networks

August 2nd, 2017

Do you dream of having your own TV talk show or be on reality TV? Come on, you know you want to be a star! My guest today has a played a leading role …

606: Karen Rinaldi, Author of "The End of Men"

July 31st, 2017

After two decades editing and publishing best-selling books, our guest today is out with her first novel, a book entitled The End of Men. Karen Rinaldi is the publisher of Harper Wave, an imprint she founded in 2012, …

605: Ask Farnoosh, How much of my income should I allocate towards savings, investing, real estate, etc.?

July 28th, 2017

My husband just inherited $100K and we're not sure where to invest the money... any suggestions? Would love your opinion on target date funds... …

604: Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, $1MM Blogger

July 26th, 2017

She hated writing as a student, and now has an award-winning blog that's en route to generating $1.5 million this year.  And she's 27 with a goal to retire by 30. Michelle Schroeder-Gardner is the founder of Making …

603: Susie Moore, Creator of the Side Hustle Academy

July 24th, 2017


Would you walk away from a job that paid $500,000 a year? And we're talking about a job that isn't terrible. It's not your passion, but come on, it's …

602: Ask Farnoosh, Any suggestions for a family buying their first home with bad credit?

July 21st, 2017

A family member wants to buy their first home but they have bad credit... any suggestions? I'm paying off my credit card three to 5 times a month in order to keep my utilization at 30%.... am I doing this right to help …

601: Joanne Bradford, Chief Marketing Officer of SoFi

July 19th, 2017

How do you go from being a C-student to c-suite at a company? Chief Marketing Officer Joanne Bradford of SoFi is on So Money sharing her journey of how she climbed the ranks of corporate America despite her challenges …

600: Lisa Woodruff, Professional Organizer

July 17th, 2017

Organization is not a destination but a journey. Our guest today says you are never going to be "completely organized" ... and that's ok! She is Lisa Woodruff, founder of Organize 365 and author of the book The Mindset …

599: Ask Farnoosh, Should I "jump ship" into a new career field?

July 14th, 2017

Should I "jump ship" into a new career field? I feel totally overwhelmed by my credit card debt... help! Our mortgage company doesn't accept …

598: Joe DePaulo, CEO and Co-Founder of College Ave Student Loans

July 12th, 2017

Joe DePaulo, CEO and co-founder of College Ave Student Loans joins us for this conversation on college affordability today. College Ave Student Loans …

597: James Altucher, Serial Entrepreneur & Bestselling Author

July 10th, 2017

He's back ladies and gentleman. Excited to have James Altucher join us. He is a top podcaster and has written several bestselling books.

He and I actually are meeting up for a third time (catch his first and second So …

596: Ask Farnoosh, I have a bank account for each expense... am I getting too granular with savings?

July 7th, 2017

I have a savings bucket for almost every expense category... am I getting too granular with managing and budgeting my money? My wife is going from …

595: Akshay Nanavati, Fearvana Author

July 5th, 2017


Can you imagine going from fighting drug addiction, alcoholism, to then combatting PTSD to today, writing a book where the Dali Lama writes the …

594: Harris Faulkner, Co-Host of Fox News' Outnumbered

July 3rd, 2017

We're talking media and money today. You may recognize today's guest from TV news as the co-host of Outnumbered on Fox News (which airs weekdays at 12p ET) and as the host of Fox Report Weekend (airing Sundays at 7p …

593: Ask Farnoosh, How do you and your husband divide & conquer your finances?

June 30th, 2017

What's an appropriate age to start teaching my son about investing and how much should I allow him to invest? How do I budget for my children's extra …

592: Adam Braun, Founder of Pencils of Promise & MissionU

June 28th, 2017

Do you think a college degree is really that important anymore? Will college even be around in 10 years? The institution, as we know it, is starting …

591: Sarah LaFleur, Founder & CEO of MM.LaFleur

June 26th, 2017

From -$2,000 in her bank account to generating a projected $75 million in sales, entrepreneur Sarah LaFleur is on the show today sharing her trials, …

590: Ask Farnoosh, How do I negotiate between two job opportunities?

June 23rd, 2017

'm weighing two job opportunities... one has a great salary with okay benefits and the other has great benefits with an okay salary. What should I …

589: Azita Ghanizada, Hollywood Actress

June 21st, 2017

Our guest today is a successful actress who arrived in Hollywood over a decade ago with a one-way ticket and her mother's beaten-up suitcase. Since …

588: Jenel Stevens, Professional Stuntwoman & Personal Trainer

June 19th, 2017

Ever wonder what it's like to be a stunt person on the set of TV show or movie? We have a unique guest on the podcast today, professional stuntwoman Jenel Stevens. She's performed on shows you may have watched including …

587: Ask Farnoosh, How do I find a mentor and how many should I have?

June 16th, 2017

What's the best way to find mentors when you don't know many people in your professional industry? I quit my job because I couldn't handle it anymore …

586: Patrick McGinnis, "The 10% Entrepreneur" Author

June 14th, 2017

What if I told you that you could keep your 9-5 job AND be an entrepreneur? Our guest today says being a business owner doesn't have to be an all or …

585: Ali Brown, Entrepreneur + Host of Glambition Radio

June 12th, 2017

Today's guest once went to the ATM where she found out she only had $18.56 to her name. Ali Brown is here to talk about how she went from near-broke …

584: Ask Farnoosh: How bad would it be to close my accounts & start over at a new bank?

June 9th, 2017

Help... I'm always treating myself and others and now I'm having trouble living within my means. What can I do? How do I focus on paying off my federal student loans while overcoming how overwhelmed I feel? My hubby and …

583: Lolly Daskal, "The Leadership Gap" Author

June 7th, 2017

What can you do today so that you will be smarter tomorrow? Our guest today is someone The Huffington Post has called "The Most Inspiring Woman in the World" and she is constantly on the pursuit of learning and growing. …

582: Alice Finn, "Smart Women Love Money Author"

June 5th, 2017

We've talked about this a lot on the show before. There's the gender wage gap but there's also the gender investment gap. I've talked about this at length with Ellevest's founder Sallie Krawcheck. Our guest today is …

581: Ask Farnoosh, Help! I lent someone money and now they declared bankruptcy... what can I do?

June 2nd, 2017

Help... I lent someone money and now they declared bankruptcy. What can I do? What is considered a low expense ratio? Should I pay for my wedding …

580: John Kapetaneas, Journalist who paid off $100K of debt in 2yrs

May 31st, 2017

Our guest today has been dubbed The Student Loan Assassin, paying off over $90,000 in loans plus another $10,000 in credit card debt in just 24 months. The total damage? $111,354.33.

We don't cover debt as much as we do …

579: Jo Piazza, Author of "How to Be Married"

May 29th, 2017

A new topic for us today. We're talking about marriage. I'm obsessed with this topic. I wrote a book, When She Make More, about female breadwinners in modern day relationships. When you think about marital advice in …

578: Ask Farnoosh, How do I reposition myself after a year-long break from work?

May 26th, 2017

How should I reposition myself after taking some time off from work? How should I save for a home... can I tap into my 403b account? What is a great …

577: Mia Saini Duchnowski, Oars + Alps Co-Founder

May 24th, 2017

A couple months back I purchased a gift for my husband through this company Oars + Alps, a men's athleisure and natural grooming brand. The brand is being called the "Warby Parker of men's grooming," and was created …

576: Mike Nugent, Former NFL Player

May 22nd, 2017

Today's episode is a treat to anyone who follows pro football. A couple months ago I received an email from NFL player Mike Nugent saying he was a …

575: Ask Farnoosh, "Should I help my fiancé pay off debt?"

May 19th, 2017

My boyfriend and I just got engaged and we're wondering how to go about combining our finances? He has some student loans and credit card debt and I …

574: Wendy Sachs, "Fearless and Free" Author

May 17th, 2017

If you’re on the cusp of making a transition in your career or dream of one day making a shift, but aren’t sure how to make the most of it, today's …

573: Danielle LaPorte, "White Hot Truth" Author

May 15th, 2017

This guest has been on So Money before and she's been a total hit so I'm very excited to have her back. Danielle LaPorte is here to talk about her new book, White Hot Truth: Clarity for Keeping It Real On Your Spiritual …

572: Ask Farnoosh, "Taking care of aging family members has caused us to go into debt...Help!"

May 12th, 2017

Help... caring for elderly family members is causing my husband and I to build up debt, what should we do? How do I budget when my income is variable …

571: Kathryn Minshew, Founder & CEO of The Muse

May 10th, 2017

Our guest today received 148 rejections from investors when trying to launch her online company. She hardly gave up. Kathryn Minshew is the founder and CEO of The Muse, a career platform that is used by over 50 million …

570: Emily Guy Birken, Author of "End Financial Stress Now"

May 8th, 2017

Do your finances stress you out? Not a huge shocker, money is one of the top leading causes of stress and our guest today wants to address it head on. Personal finance writer Emily Guy Birken is here to talk about her …

569: Ask Farnoosh, What are other ways to make money long-term to supplement my income?

May 5th, 2017

Is the Ellevest platform too good to be true? What are other ways I can make money long-term to supplement my income? My wife and I are nervous for …

568: Lyss Stern, Divalysscious Moms Founder + CEO

May 3rd, 2017

This episode goes out to all of the moms out there working, staying at home, doing it all. Our guest today is Lyss Stern, she's the founder of Divalysscious Moms. She's out with a new book called, Motherhood is A B#tch:

567: Erin Lowry, "Broke Millennial" Author

May 1st, 2017

Are you a broke millennial? Broke and millennial. Some might argue that those two words are one and the same. Our guest today is out with a fresh …

566: Ask Farnoosh, What hard skills should young professionals learn in order to have job security?

April 28th, 2017

What hard skills should young professionals learn in order to have job security? How much should you actually pay for rent? Where should I put $1,000 …

565: Chris Winfield, Productivity Expert & Entrepreneur

April 26th, 2017

Who doesn't want to be able to work LESS and accomplish MORE? Our guest today is Chris Winfield, a productivity expert on a mission to help everyone get their work done in less than half the time. You're not going …

564: Mike Michalowicz, "Profit First" Author

April 24th, 2017

Imagine selling two multi-million dollar companies, becoming an angel investor and then losing it ALL. That's exactly what happened to serial …

563: Ask Farnoosh, How do I switch departments at work without making it awkward with my boss?

April 21st, 2017

How do I switch departments at work without making it awkward with my boss? I'll be taking on student loans later this year as I go back to school …

562: Rachel Schneider, Co-Author of The Financial Diaries

April 19th, 2017

What happens when you have no savings and you suddenly incur a huge expense like a medical bill or car repair. What happens if you have a job in retail and your weekly paycheck fluctuates while your monthly bills remain …

561: Lauren Singer, Founder of Trash is for Tossers

April 17th, 2017

How much trash do you think you toss each day? How many plastic items do you own? Check your fridge and cupboards. My guess is we amass more waste than we really realize. Today's guest is here to inspire us to make …

560: Ask Farnoosh, Why are people discouraging me from paying off my mortgage?

April 14th, 2017

Why are people discouraging me from paying off my mortgage if it will be financially liberating for me? I just got laid off... do I take unemployment …

559: Josh Spodek, Author of "Leadership Step by Step"

April 12th, 2017

Josh Spodek has quite the resume. He holds FIVE Ivy League degrees including a PhD in Astrophysics, he's led seminars in leadership, entrepreneurship …

558: Jen Sincero, Author of You Are A Badass at Making Money

April 10th, 2017

From subsisting on Taco Bell and living in a garage at becoming a #1 New York Times bestselling author and coach earning more than she ever imagined, our guest is going to share how we can all master the mindset …

557: Ask Farnoosh, Once I pay off my credit card debt should I lower the spending limits?

April 7th, 2017

Once I pay off my credit card debt can I lower the spending limits... how will this affect my credit? My income is variable... what happens if I open a Roth IRA this year and earn more than the income limitation? I …

556: How to Afford Quitting Your Job with Kristen Field

April 5th, 2017

Have you ever thought of quitting your job? Maybe you're too stressed and you need to get out now before you find the next thing? Or maybe you just want to travel for a bit to clear your head? This idea of taking time …

555: Scott McGillivray, Real Estate Expert

April 3rd, 2017

You know I LOVE real estate. I encourage you to share your questions for Ask Farnoosh. It's a topic I love. So I'm really excited to bring back today's guest, Scott McGillivray. You probably know him from HGTV's Income …

554: Ask Farnoosh, Help! My parents are in their 50's with NO retirement savings.

March 31st, 2017

How can you help your parents if they're behind on their retirement savings? Should you put extra payments toward your mortgage? What should you ask …

553: Deepa Purushothaman, National Managing Director of Deloitte's Women's Initiative

March 29th, 2017

You all know by now that I'm a big believer that when women earn more and participate in leadership roles the world is a better place. Today's guest …

552: Nicole Lapin, Author of "Boss Bitch"

March 27th, 2017

Do you want to be your own boss? My guest today is author of the new book "Boss Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Take Charge of Your Career." Nicole …

551: Ask Farnoosh, How much should I spend on my mortgage payment & interest rate?

March 24th, 2017

My dad thinks renting is a waste of money but am I too young to become a homeowner? What exactly is home equity? If my wife and I want to buy a home in the next 5 years is saving the money in a Betterment account a good …

550: Ilana Levine, Host of Little Known Facts Podcast

March 22nd, 2017

Maybe you knew this about me? I was a total theatre junkie in high school and college. I acted, I directed. I minored in theatre. I think that if I …

549: Leanne Jacobs, Author of "Beautiful Money"

March 20th, 2017

How would you describe your money, or your relationship, with money in one word? Some of us might use the word “complicated." Others might say their …

548: Ask Farnoosh, How do my husband and I begin to tackle credit card and student loan debt in our marriage?

March 17th, 2017

Should I try and buy a home? How should my husband and I tackle our student loan and credit card debt? My company is making us sign new contracts... …

547: Ann Shoket, Author of "The Big Life"

March 15th, 2017

We're going to learn how to make our mess our mojo today! I'm excited to bring back a lovely guest who's released a new book called The Big Life: Embrace the Mess, Work Your Side Hustle, Find a Monumental Relationship, …

546: Vera Gibbons, Financial Journalist

March 13th, 2017

There’s a lot happening in the political world, to put it lightly. It's hard to keep up. I have a hard time just consuming the morning news. It’s …

545: Ask Farnoosh, Should I put money I was gifted in a money market account?

March 10th, 2017

Should I put money that was gifted to me in a money market account? What type of supplemental retirement account is best? What will happen if you …

544: Jeff Tennery, Founder & CEO of Moonlighting App

March 8th, 2017

Is it the year for you to earn MORE? It's no secret I'm a huge fan of making as much money as you can and want…and leverage a side-hustle to boost income. Today's guest, Jeff Tennery, is the founder of Moonlighting. …

543: Beth Kobliner, Author of "Make Your Kid A Money Genius"

March 6th, 2017

Many of you write in to Ask Farnoosh and ask questions about how to set your children up for their financial futures or how to best teach them about money. I'm right there with you. Evan is almost 3 and I have him hand …

542: Ask Farnoosh, How can I lower the interest rate on my mortgage?

March 3rd, 2017

How can you lower your interest rate on your mortgage? What's my favorite app for teaching college kids how to be responsible with their money? …

541: Amanda Steinberg, Author of "Worth It"

March 1st, 2017

How much is your self-worth tied to your net worth? Do you even know what your net worth it? Our guest today is on a mission to help people, especially women, increase BOTH their self and net worths. My friend Amanda …

540: Emelyn Northway & Dorie Smith, Of Mercer Co-Founders

February 27th, 2017

As the saying goes: "Dress for the job you want, not the one you have.”

But, ok. What if you can’t exactly wear Prada to work each day? And the affordable options just don’t fit right or are made of lousy materials?

539: Ask Farnoosh, Help! My boyfriend wants me to move to Australia...will this hurt my career?

February 24th, 2017

Should I move from NYC to Australia and will I be able to find a job there? Should I roll over my 401k from my old employer into my new 401k or a …

538: Emily Williams, Success Coach + Entrepreneur

February 22nd, 2017

Raise your hand if you went through a quarter life crisis? I sure did. It was more like a quarter life hyperventilation/nervous breakdown. I was in a movie theatre with my brother watching the movie BIG FISH, that Tim …

537: Ted Gonder, Co-Founding CEO of Moneythink

February 20th, 2017

I'm a big believer in never underestimating a child's ability to learn about money at an early age.  Researchers at Cambridge University discovered that kids can learn and take on good money habits by the age of 7. …

536: Ask Farnoosh, Will a credit card debt consolidation loan affect my credit?

February 17th, 2017

Will a credit consolidation loan affect your credit score? Should you try investing in index funds if you're already investing in mutual funds?  Or …

535: Lisen Stromberg, Author of "Work Pause Thrive"

February 15th, 2017

I'm the worst self-employer. I'm only giving myself like 4 weeks of maternity leave. And the only way I'm affording this is working my butt off in the months before and the months after. But honestly, I am also …

534: Erica Keswin, The Spaghetti Project Founder

February 13th, 2017

How involved are you within your company? Do you like the culture there? Do you connect with your coworkers or do you feel like you're just going in …

533: Ask Farnoosh, "My employer retirement accounts have high expense ratios. What are my other options?"

February 10th, 2017

In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about what your other retirement account options are if your employer's have high fees, where to park the money you're saving for a downpayment in …

532: Sallie Krawcheck, Author of "Own It"

February 8th, 2017

I'm so excited to bring back our guest today. She's talking about a new era of feminism. That's been a big topic of conversation since the Women's March a few weeks ago. And we have to keep the momentum going. Sallie …

531: Grace Bonney, Founder of Design*Sponge

February 6th, 2017

I received a book shortly after the election results that put a big smile on my face...I really needed it. The book is In the Company of Women. You …

530: Ask Farnoosh, What's the best way to find stocks on sale?

February 3rd, 2017

In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about how to find stocks on sale, what to do with the extra income you're earning from a freelance job and more.

For more information visit

529: Rachel Blumenthal, Rockets of Awesome Founder

February 1st, 2017

Rachel Blumenthal is the founder of Rockets of Awesome, which is this really smart company that I’ve actually engaged with. How it works is if you’re a parent or someone who wants to gift clothing to children, you can …

528: Kristy Shen, Canada's Youngest Retiree

January 30th, 2017

We are obsessed with young retirees on So Money. And when I read about today's guest, I booked her immediately. Kristy Shen believes to be Canada's youngest retiree, calling it quits from her 9 to 5, along with her …

527: Ask Farnoosh, Should I purchase a car out-of-state to avoid paying higher taxes?

January 27th, 2017

In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about whether it's worth it to purchase a car out of state to avoid paying …

526: Amanda Kludt, Editor-in-Chief of Eater

January 25th, 2017

Today we're talking about reverse-engineering your career and other opportunities. If you've ever caught yourself saying, "Someday that'll be me," or "Someday I'd love to do this..." Well, let today be the day you …

525: Jessica Mah, Founder & CEO of inDinero

January 23rd, 2017

Today's guest was coding by 8 years old, starting her first business at 12, dropping out of high school at 15 and then launching her primary …

524: Ask Farnoosh, Do I have to list that I'm a temp on my resume?

January 20th, 2017

In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about if you should put that your position is a temp position on your resume …

523: Barbara Reich, Professional Organizer + Founder of Resourceful Consultants

January 18th, 2017

How organized are you? I could spend hours at The Container Store. I love creating a place and space for everything...My mind works best when the …

522: Tanya Van Court, Founder & CEO of iSow

January 16th, 2017

I love celebrating birthdays and the holidays but no matter how much I try to insist that family and friends DO NOT buy gifts for Evan we still end …

521: Ask Farnoosh, I want to take leave from work for a few do I budget for this?

January 13th, 2017

In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about how long after you declare bankruptcy can you apply for a home loan, budgeting money separately from an emergency fund to take time off from …

520: Kyle Taylor, Creator of

January 11th, 2017

Our guest today went from $50,000 in debt and blogging about it ,in just six short years, earning $20 million in revenue with said blog that …

519: Cindy Whitehead, CEO of The Pink Ceiling

January 9th, 2017

After the election, I made a vow to continue to promote successful women on the show and today is no different. Cindy Whitehead is a trailblazer for …

518: Ask Farnoosh, I want to get my child set up with a credit!

January 6th, 2017

In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about getting your children set up with a credit card, the best apps for people looking to get a handle on their money in the New Year and more.

For …

517: David Bach, Author of "The Automatic Millionaire"

January 4th, 2017

Here to set us straight in 2017 is one of my original So Money guests, David Bach. You know him well. David was featured during the podcast’s inaugural week back in January of 2015 along with Tony Robbins and Robert …

516: Lynn Perkins, CEO & Co-Founder of UrbanSitter

January 2nd, 2017

Moms and dads: Imagine a world where you can find a qualified sitter for your child in 3 minutes. That's faster than when my Uber arrives most times. Thanks to the site UrbanSitter and its co-founder Lynn Perkins, this …

515: Ask Farnoosh, Can I convert my Coverdell ESA into my 401k or IRA?

December 30th, 2016

In the last Ask Farnoosh of 2016 I answer your biggest questions about Employee Stock Purchase Programs, converting a Coverdell Education Savings Account, commission-free ETFs and more.

For more information visit

514: Best of 2016, Investment Advice

December 28th, 2016

It's our last installment of our 2016 highlights. This has been really fun, going back and listening to some of the top interviews of the past year. Today, we’re going to end with the theme of investing. We’ve talked a …

513: Best of 2016, Health & Wealth

December 26th, 2016

We're heading into week two of our Best of 2016 So Money series. Today’s topic is Your Health and Wealth. There's lots of correlation between staying physically and mentally healthy and your bottom line. 2016 was a very …

512: Ask Farnoosh, My in-laws to-be have offered to pay my student loans. Help!

December 23rd, 2016

In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about what to do if you're expected to get Christmas gifts for everyone in your family and you want to save your money, what to look for in a prenup …

511: Best of 2016, Starting a Business

December 21st, 2016

The second installment of the year end wraps is on the topic of entrepreneurship and advice for aspiring business owners or brands. I know a lot of you are eager to launch or grow your own company, to be self-employed, …

510: Best of 2016, Negotiating & Earning Your Worth

December 19th, 2016

The year is soon to wrap and we want to finish 2016 on a high note. I'm continuing a very fun tradition that began last year on the show. For the next two weeks, we'll be sharing some of the best of So Money 2016. These …

509: Ask Farnoosh, How to prevent fraud this holiday season?

December 16th, 2016

In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I have special and former So Money guest Dr. Brad Klontz joining me to talk about the best ways to prevent …

508: Gloria Feldt, Co-Founder and President of Take The Lead

December 14th, 2016

Going from teen mom and high school drop out to later the president of Planned Parenthood and being named Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year…. Our …

507: Bobbi Rebell, "How To Be a Financial Grown Up" Author

December 12th, 2016

Are you a financial grown-up? (I hope you are)…And if you would say so, what was your grown-up MOMENT? Mine was probably when I stopped being on my …

506: Ask Farnoosh, Where should I save money for a big expense like a wedding?

December 9th, 2016

In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about whether you can starting saving for a car if you still have student loans to pay off, where to save money for a big expense like a wedding, …

505: Sarah Jones, Founder of Introverted Alpha

December 7th, 2016

Do you consider yourself introverted? Is or was dating somewhat of a challenge for you? Sarah is helping introverted men in particular find lasting …

504: Géraldine Lepère, Founder of Comme Une Française

December 5th, 2016

I'm busting out my French on today’s episode. This week I’m releasing two interviews with two extraordinary self-made female online entrepreneurs, …

503: Ask Farnoosh, Should I consider refinancing my student loans with a variable interest rate?

December 2nd, 2016

In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about lowering your available credit line, refinancing student loans in favor of a variable interest rate and more.

For more information visit

502: Charisse Conanan Johnson, Financial Wellness Expert

November 30th, 2016

Charisse Conanan is a financial wellness expert but has a lot of experience as well starting businesses. She is going to take us behind the scenes of what has been like for her specifically raising capital, working in …

501: Jenny Blake, Author of "Pivot"

November 28th, 2016

Are you bored at work? Feel like you’re destined for more or something totally different? Like, you’re job is not so money. Today’s guest knows all about this and can help. Jenny Blake, is the author of Pivot: The Only …

500: Ask Farnoosh, 6 Pieces of Advice That's Made Me Richer

November 25th, 2016

Today marks So Money's 500th episode! Can you believe it? To celebrate, I'm sharing the 6 pieces of advice that's made me richer from previous guests including Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Barbara Stanny, Jeff Steinmann,

499: Nicole Feliciano, "Mom Boss" Author

November 23rd, 2016

By now you’ve heard of the expression #GirlBoss. It’s the title of Sophia Amoruso’s NYT bestselling book and soon to be Netflix series. (By the way, catch us gabbing on her podcast about money, life and earning millions …

498: Bari Tessler, Financial Therapist

November 21st, 2016


Does the thought of money make you sick? Does it make you sad? Happy? Overconfident? Indifferent? Our emotions can run rampant when it comes to the top of personal finance and helping us today get to the root of those …

497: Ask Farnoosh, Should I be concerned that Robo-Advisors aren't FDIC insured?

November 18th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about lifestyle changes that come with taking a pay cut, securing a private …

496: Rachel Mansfield, Food Blogger and Social Media Consultant

November 16th, 2016


I stumbled upon Rachel Mansfield on Instagram. She tagged me in a picture…Not what I was expecting to see when I saw the photo…I was tagged in a photo of a a grain-free salmon burger topped with avocado…the caption …

495: Al Ko, General Manager of Mint

November 14th, 2016


As you know I’m working with one of my favorite financial tools – – writing weekly for the blog. As part of our partnership I had the …

494: Ask Farnoosh, What are the best budgeting apps and are they safe to use?

November 11th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about strategizing to save money for grad school, maximizing your savings, my …

493: Melanie Lockert, Creator of Dear Debt Blog

November 9th, 2016


Many of the questions I get for Ask Farnoosh are about student loans and student loan debt. It's a problem that's plaguing our country and with the rise of inflation, looks like it might get worse before it gets better. …

492: Eric Dunn, CEO of Quicken Inc.

November 7th, 2016


Are you one of those people who relies on technology to help track your spending and pay your bills in a timely manner? Perhaps you're using the …

491: Ask Farnoosh, How do I know working hard and saving now will pay off down the road?

November 4th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about which debt you should tackle first, breaking your lease in favor of a …

490: Kute Blackson, Author of YOU.ARE.THE.ONE

November 2nd, 2016


Kute Blackson is a charismatic visionary and transformational teacher. He was born in Ghana, the son of a Japanese mother and Ghanaian father, who was a spiritual leader and healer. Kute began speaking to his father's …

489: Bushra Azhar, Persuasion Strategist

October 31st, 2016


Want to learn how to get pretty much anything you want? Negotiating well is one of the tenets of being SO MONEY so to that end I’ve invited one of the world’s TOP persuasion strategists Bushra Azhar. She's going to give …

488: Ask Farnoosh, Help, I want to learn more about how to invest.

October 28th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about maintaining a good credit score here in the U.S. if you live abroad but want to keep an active credit profile in the States, my best financial …

487: Rachel Cruze, Author of "Love Your Life Not Theirs"

October 26th, 2016


It's no secret that social media has been taking over our lives inn good ways and bad. For example, while social media can be a great way to share …

486: Natasa Lekic, Founder of New York Book Editors

October 24th, 2016


Imagine growing your income 10 times over in just a few short years? Maybe even working fewer hours along the way? Today's guest has done just that, as the founder of New York Book Editors. Natasa Lekic founded the …

485: Ask Farnoosh, Should I have different accounts for different savings goals?

October 21st, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about having multiple accounts for different spending and savings purposes, …

484: Kat Cole, Group President of FOCUS Brands

October 19th, 2016


Kat Cole first caught my eye when she appeared on the TODAY Show not so long ago. She's the President of Cinnabon. At 19 years old Kat got her first …

483: Emme, Supermodel and Advocate

October 17th, 2016


Emme is a well-known supermodel. People Magazine has named her twice as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" and Ladies’ Home Journal chose her as …

482: Ask Farnoosh, Do I really need to keep my receipts?

October 14th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about whether or not you should hold onto your receipts, when it's okay to …

481: Ric Edelman, Author of "Rescue Your Money"

October 12th, 2016


Are you confident with your investment strategy? Do you wish you knew more about how to invest? Today's guest is going to help us because he's an expert on investing.  New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Your …

480: Aaron Task, Digital Editor at Fortune Magazine

October 10th, 2016


Aaron Task is a friend and former colleague from and Yahoo! Finance. Now, he's the Digital Editor of Fortune where he oversees …

479: Ask Farnoosh, Should I extend my credit or just apply for a new credit card?

October 7th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about whether to apply for a new credit card vs. increasing your credit line, rewards credit cards, prenuptial agreements and more. For more …

478: Courtney Daniel, Founder of Courtney Daniel Designs

October 5th, 2016


Courtney Daniel is bringing back the lost art of a hand-written note. She went from fulfilling the needs of celebrities as a personal assistant to …

477: Dr. Shefali, New York Times Bestselling Author + Psychologist

October 3rd, 2016


Do you watch Super Soul Sunday on OWN? It’s one of the things I miss since cutting cable. But I can catch some of it online (thankfully!) Our guest …

476: Ask Farnoosh, I'm not connecting with my financial advisor, can I manage my Roth IRA on my own?

September 30th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about leaving your financial advisor and managing your Roth IRA on your own, investing money vs. paying off your student loans and more. For more …

475: Matt Mayberry, Author of "Winning Plays"

September 28th, 2016


Matt Mayberry had his dreams crushed at the young age of 22. Imagine dedicating your whole life to becoming an NFL player, actually making it to the …

474: Jillian Michaels, Fitness Expert and Coach

September 26th, 2016


Fasten your seatbelt, Jillian Michaels is about to take us on a superhighway fast lane to success, as she shares her rise to mogul status in the …

473: Ask Farnoosh, How do you negotiate your salary when an employer demands wage requirements before an offer?

September 23rd, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about how early retiree's afford health insurance, negotiating your salary when an employer wants to know your wage requirements early in the …

472: Michael Ian Black, Author of "A Child's First Book of Trump"

September 21st, 2016


Election Day is right around the corner and for parents out there, have your kids started to express interest in the upcoming election? Mine is only two so we’ve yet to have those conversations with him but for many …

471: Catherine Alford, Mompreneur

September 19th, 2016


Catherine Alford, a friend of So Money, is back to talk about protecting one of the most high-anxiety investments - college tuition. She was on So …

470: Ask Farnoosh, Where should I keep the money I'm saving to buy a home?

September 16th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about helping your siblings get out of debt, insuring prized possessions in your home, index funds and more. For more information visit

469: Luvvie Ajayi, Author of "I'm Judging You"

September 14th, 2016


Luvvie Ajayi is a blogging veteran, author, speaker, comedian and pop culture enthusiast. She's out with a brand new book, I'm Judging You: The Do …

468: Richard Ludlow, Executive Director of myRA program

September 12th, 2016


How do you save for retirement if you don't have a lot of money and your employer doesn't offer a retirement plan like a 401(k)? Today's guest, Richard Ludlow, is the Executive Director of the myRA program within the …

467: Ask Farnoosh, How can we split equity shares on our condo equally amongst family?

September 9th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about prioritizing your personal finances when trying to save for your first …

466: Mary Beth Storjohann, Founder of Workable Wealth

September 7th, 2016


Mary Beth Storjohann is a CFP® who founded Workable Wealth. She's shaking up the traditional views of financial planning by leveraging technology to …

465: Sarah Kaler, Women's Leadership + Business Coach

September 5th, 2016


Sarah Kaler is an executive leadership coach and business mentor. For over 17 years she's worked with business leaders across various industries. In …

464: Ask Farnoosh, Will my credit be affected if I lower my student loans through a program offered to me?

September 2nd, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about looking for a new job when helping your family during a rough patch, student loan forgiveness programs, filing for bankruptcy and more. For …

463: Hilary Hendershott, Host of Profit Boss Radio Podcast

August 31st, 2016


Hilary Hendershott is a a fellow podcaster and host of the Profit Boss Radio Podcast. The weekly podcast is a fantastic resource for women who want to create success in their financial lives. Hilary's also a Certified …

462: Dan Ariely, Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics

August 29th, 2016


Dan Ariely is one of my favorite authors on the planet. He's provided me with so much invaluable insight throughout the years, as I've been working in the field of personal finances. He is the author of several New York …

461: Ask Farnoosh, I'm being underpaid, how should I go about asking for a raise?

August 26th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about saving for your child's college education, purchasing a car while …

460: Mad FIentist, Early Retiree Financial Blogger

August 24th, 2016


So many of you have written in suggesting today's guest for the show. Excited to say the Mad FIentist aka Brandon is here. He's a personal finance blogger writing about everything from tax avoidance to investing and on …

459: Lauren Greutman, "The Recovering Spender" Author

August 22nd, 2016


Ever feel the uncontrollable urge to spend? I used to do this very expensive thing in college as a way to distract myself from studying. I would go …

458: Ask Farnoosh, Should I open a store card as my second credit card?

August 19th, 2016


On this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about establishing credit, opening up a credit card vs a store credit card, …

457: Christine Hansen, Sleep Coach

August 17th, 2016


We've heard so much about the importance of sleep as of late... earlier this summer I had Arianna Huffington on the show talking about the …

456: Sheri Atwood, Founder and CEO of SupportPay

August 15th, 2016


Money can be a leading cause of divorce and even after you split, it can continue to be a major source of arguments, especially with children …

455: Ask Farnoosh, How will the presidential election impact our finances?

August 12th, 2016


On this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about how the upcoming presidential election will affect our finances, whether …

454: Douglas McCormick, Author of Family Inc.

August 10th, 2016


Douglas McCormick is the author of the new book Family Inc.: Using Business Principles to Maximize Your Family's Wealth. In the book, he provides a roadmap to financial security for families with the premise that your …

453: Dr. Daniel Crosby, Author of "The Laws of Wealth"

August 8th, 2016


Dr. Daniel Crosby is a psychologist and behavioral finance expert. He's the author of a new book that came out earlier this summer, The Laws of …

452: Ask Farnoosh, Should I take a pay cut for a new job opportunity?

August 5th, 2016


On this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about considering new career opportunities that offer less pay, top resources for people looking to leave a 9-5 job in order to start a coaching …

451: Luisa Zhou, Business Coach for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

August 3rd, 2016


Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Of course you are, that's why you listen to So Money. Today's guest Luisa Zhou is a business coach for aspiring entrepreneurs. She's helping women (but don't worry, men, you'll learn …

450: Andrew Zimmern, Chef + TV Host

August 1st, 2016


Stir-fried donkey anyone? Our guest today would call that delicacy. Andrew Zimmern is here! He is a three-time James Beard Award-winning TV …

449: Ask Farnoosh, Should I cancel my first credit card I got in college?

July 29th, 2016


On this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about whether or not you should cancel your first credit card from college, …

448: Neelam Sethi, Parenting Expert

July 27th, 2016


Today's guest has some experience raising super successful children. Have you heard of Ramit Sethi or Nagina Sethi Abdullah? They're siblings and …

447: Jason Nazar, Co-Founder + CEO of Comparably

July 25th, 2016


Jason Nazar is the co-founder and CEO of Comparably, a young website that's trying to make workplace compensation transparent! Want to learn how much …

446: Ask Farnoosh, Pros + Cons to consider when filling out a W2 or W4 form?

July 22nd, 2016


On this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about tax withholding allowances, medical insurance plans for self-employed …

445: Wendell Potter, "Nation on the Take" Author

July 20th, 2016


Sometimes in life a little voice inside tells you, “You need to quit your job immediately, effective now and take on a brand new path.” Today's guest, Wendell Potter, is someone who lived that. Wendell started as an …

444: Angie Martinez, Radio Personality

July 18th, 2016


Angie Martinez is known as "The Voice of New York." Her afternoon radio show has consistently been ranked #1 with more young listeners than any other radio program in the country. She has over 20 years of experience in …

443: Ask Farnoosh, What are your thoughts on gift giving culture?

July 15th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about gift giving culture, looking for a new job when you're currently …

442: Mr. and Mrs. 1500, Early Retirees

July 13th, 2016


Mr. and Mrs. 1500 are soon-to-be early retirees at age 43. Their real names are Carl and Mindy. They're documenting their journey to financial …

441: Katie Lane, Creator of Work Made for Hire Blog

July 11th, 2016


Katie Lane is helping artists and freelancers protect their rights and get paid fairly for their work. She's an attorney and negotiation coach based …

440: Ask Farnoosh, How do I know it's time to leave my job for the next opportunity?

July 8th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about knowing when it's time to move on to the next career opportunity, setting priorities with your personal finances, insurance plans and more. …

439: Alexandra Dickinson, Founder + CEO of Ask For It

July 6th, 2016


Alexandra Dickinson is on a crusade to close the gender wage gap. She's the founder and CEO of Ask For It, a boutique consulting company that is …

438: Hal Elrod, The Miracle Morning Author

July 4th, 2016


Hal Elrod has an incredible story. Imagine if you died and then lived to tell the tale? That's exactly what happened to him. He died at age 20 after being hit head-on by a drunk driver going 70mph. He died for 6 minutes …

437: Ask Farnoosh, Help! I need to make more money!

July 1st, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about finding secondary income streams, budgeting, real estate, student loans and more. For more information visit

436: Cary Carbonaro, Author of "The Money Queen's Guide"

June 29th, 2016


Cary Carbonaro is a Certified Financial Planner. She's the author of the book "The Money Queen's Guide: For Women Who Want to Build Wealth and Banish Fear." It's an Amazon bestseller and was recently named one of the …

435: Arianna Huffington, Author of "The Sleep Revolution"

June 27th, 2016


Today we’re going to learn how to sleep our way to the top with the Arianna Huffington, who has a new bestselling book out called, The Sleep …

434: Ask Farnoosh, How can I cut down on extra spending?

June 24th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about financial certifications, wiping out debt, getting ready for retirement and more. For more information visit

433: J L Collins, Author of The Simple Path to Wealth

June 22nd, 2016


J L "Jim" Collins is a prolific financial blogger who began writing more or less in retirement. In 2011 he wrote a series of letters to his daughter …

432: Melissa Kieling, Co-Founder & CEO of PackIt

June 20th, 2016


Today's guest is a single mom of three children who – soon after a divorce, losing her house and losing her car – managed to focus on a brilliant idea that led to her becoming one of the country’s leading female …

431: Ask Farnoosh, First time homebuyer looking for mortgage lending options... help!

June 17th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about mortgages for first-time homebuyers, getting out of debt quickly, what to do with the extra money when you get a raise and more. For more …

430: Ramona Singer, Bravo's RHONY Cast Member

June 15th, 2016


Real Housewife of New York City star Ramona Singer is in the So Money clubhouse today! It’s strange to call her a Housewife because she is anything …

429: Howard Eisenberg, Author + Poet Laureate

June 13th, 2016


Have you ever read What To Expect When You're Expecting? Or seen the movie? Or seen the book at the bookstore? I’m 99% sure you’re familiar with that title. It's been dubbed the "parenting bible" and an estimated 93% of …

428: Ask Farnoosh, My credit score differs between Experian + TransUnion, what gives?

June 10th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about credit score discrepancies, investing in a rental property, paying off debt and more. For more information visit

427: Matt Kepnes, Nomadic Matt Travel Blogger

June 8th, 2016


Wouldn’t it be a nice to make a living off of traveling the world? Our guest today is doing just that and he shares how…Matt Kepnes is the creator of …

426: Nely Galán, Author of "Self Made"

June 6th, 2016


Today's guest has been dubbed the "Tropical Tycoon" by The New York Times Magazine. Nely Galán, a women empowerment advocate and Emmy Award-winning television producer, joins us. She's also the owner of Galán …

425: Ask Farnoosh, How can I get equal credit at work as my male counterpart?

June 3rd, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about getting equal credit at work with your male counterpart, making sure you have enough money saved for when you retire and more. For more …

424: Kimberly Palmer, "Smart Mom, Rich Mom" Author

June 1st, 2016


Kimberly Palmer has been on So Money before on episode 274 take a listen if you haven't before... She's joining us again. She's the work and jobs editor over at AARP. Now she's out with a new book, Smart Mom, Rich Mom: …

423: Daniel Shapiro, "Negotiating The Non-Negotiable" Author

May 30th, 2016


Dan Shapiro is going to solve all of our negotiation blunders and teach us how to actually (maybe) achieve world peace! He's the founder and director …

422: Ask Farnoosh, How much $ should I put aside for taxes for my side hustle?

May 27th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about paying off credit card debt, putting aside money for taxes if you have a side hustle, financial advice for non-millennials and more. For more …

421: Jennifer Gefsky, Co-Founder of Après

May 25th, 2016


Jennifer Gefsky is the co-founder of Après, a digital recruiting platform that connect women looking to re-enter the workforce. (Après means "after" in French). It launched this month to more than 10,000 subscribers. …

420: Christine Hassler, Life Coach

May 23rd, 2016


Christine Hassler is a life coach and author of several best-sellers including Expectation Hangover, The 20 Something Manifesto, and 20 Something, 20 …

419: Ask Farnoosh, Financial advice for single women?

May 20th, 2016


In this week’s episode of Ask Farnoosh, special guest Sophia Bera and I answer your biggest questions about financial advice for single women, trust funds and beneficiaries, investing in target date funds and more. …

418: Jason Vitug, "You Only Live Once" Author

May 18th, 2016


Jason Vitug, founder and CEO of, a financial education service for millennials, is back on So Money. Go back and check out his first episode if you haven't tuned in before, it's episode 170. Last time Jason …

417: Whitney Hansen, Millennial Money Coach

May 16th, 2016


Whitney Hansen is a personal finance coach and entrepreneur who specializes in helping millennials eliminate debt in order to achieve financial …

416: Ask Farnoosh, How do I save for a big purchase down the road?

May 13th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about non-compete clauses, my recommendation if you're looking to save money for a big purchase down the road and more. For more information visit

415: Adam and Sheila Torabi, Farnoosh's Parents

May 11th, 2016


This interview today that you’re about to hear is an experience I will never forget. I’m actually surprised that it took me this long to bring my parents onto the show. They have been one of my biggest supporters since …

414: Maya Penn, Teen TED Talker & Entrepreneur

May 9th, 2016


Maya Penn is just 16 years old and has accomplished a lot already. She has probably done more in her life thus far than I have done in my 36 years …

413: Ask Farnoosh, Are there benefits to having 2 individual mortgages?

May 6th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about financial planning fees, dipping into your emergency savings, having individual mortgages with your spouse and more. For more information …

412: Jessica Herrin, Founder of Stella & Dot

May 4th, 2016


Today's guest is the founder of Stella & Dot, Jessica Herrin. She's out with a new book, that came out yesterday. It's called "Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier, and Achieve Success on Your Own …

411: Wendy E. Simmons, "My Holiday in North Korea" Author

May 2nd, 2016


I'm so excited for today's guest. She's a writer, photographer and world traveler. Wendy Simmons is out with a new book that you should run -- not …

410: Ask Farnoosh, How can I make my credit score good again?

April 29th, 2016


In today's episode I answer your questions about making a
comeback on increasing your credit score, the biggest financial
mistakes college freshman …

409: Jay Fleischman, Student Loan Lawyer

April 28th, 2016


Today's guest is a consumer protection lawyer and has done so for over 20 years. Most recently, he's focused on helping people with student loan problems. Jay Fleischman is a partner with a law firm, Shaev & …

408: Patti Pao, Founder & CEO of Restorsea Skincare

April 27th, 2016


Today's guest is the Founder and CEO of Restorsea. Patti Pao has an extensive beauty background having launched over 400 products for popular brands …

407: Shane and Jocelyn Sams, Creators of Flipped Lifestyle

April 26th, 2016


Today's guests are the dynamic duo behind Shane and Jocelyn Sams are former teachers and went on to build a business that allowed them to quit their day jobs, spend more time with family and earn …

406: Jeanette Pavini, Savings Expert at

April 25th, 2016


Today's guest is a two-time Emmy Award winning consumer reporter. Jeanette Pavini has completed more than 10,000 money-saving news stories. For eight years she was the chief consumer reporter for CBS 5 News in San …

405: Ask Farnoosh, What should I do with a $30,000 windfall?

April 22nd, 2016


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about what to do with a $30,000 windfall, whether couples should keep their …

404: Courtney Young, Founder of Think Young Media Group

April 21st, 2016


Welcome to the last episode on Startup Week here on So Money. Our last guest is a writer and entrepreneur from Southwest Louisiana who is now living in New York City. Courtney Young is the co-founder of  Heartmob,  a …

403: Eli Kariv, Co-Founder of The Coding Space

April 20th, 2016


I'm so excited for today's startup guest. He's a fellow Penn State alum and co-founder of The Coding Space. Eli graduated from the Smeal College of …

402: Jason Grad, Founder and CEO of Bstow App

April 19th, 2016


Welcome back to startup week. Today's guest is the founder and CEO of Bstow, a forthcoming app that will be launching soon. It rounds up your spare change and shares it with a charity of your choice. Jason Grad is a …

401: Julia Shapiro, Hire an Esquire CEO & Co-Founder

April 18th, 2016


It's Startup Week on So Money. We're going to talk to some amazing entrepreneurs that are in the startup phase of their businesses. This themed week …

400: Ask Farnoosh, Your Last Minute Tax Questions Answered

April 15th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, special guest Sophia Bera and I answer your biggest questions about last minute tax information, what to do if you've misplaced your W2 form and are worried about fraud …

399: Denise Duffield-Thomas, Money Mindset Mentor

April 14th, 2016


Today's guest is the money mindset mentor for the new wave of online female entrepreneurs. I'm excited to welcome Denise Duffield Thomas to today's show. Her best-selling books Lucky Bitch and Get Rich, Lucky Bitch …

398: Scott McGillivray, Host of HGTV's Income Property

April 13th, 2016


Today's guest is a skilled contractor and award-winning TV host and executive producer on the HGTV/DIY hit series Income Property. Scott McGillivray has a passion in educating homeowners to make smart renovation and …

397: Kristin Bentz, Talented Blonde

April 12th, 2016


Today's guest is the Talented Blonde aka Kristin Bentz. Kristin began her career in the luxury retail and hotel industry and then moved on to Wall …

396: Kate Gardiner, Social Media Entrepreneur

April 11th, 2016


Today's guest has a unique title - she's an audience engagement specialist who founded DSTL, a new York based audience engagement consultancy that …

395: Ask Farnoosh, Is a 401k a bad investment?

April 8th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about opening up a Roth IRA, if a 401k is a good investment, expenses to take into consideration if you want to relocate to a higher-cost-of-living …

394: Dr. Roshini Raj, Gastroenterologist + Media Personality

April 7th, 2016


Today's guest is a board certified gastroenterologist and internist. Dr. Roshini Raj is joining us. She has her medical degree from NYU School of …

393: Cynthia DiBartolo, Founder of Tigress Financial Partners

April 6th, 2016


Today's guest has an amazing story. This woman has worked for some of the biggest names on Wall Street. Cynthia DiBartolo's resume consists of jobs …

392: Chris Guillebeau, "Born for This" Author

April 5th, 2016


Today's guest is a New York Times bestselling author. Chris Guillebeau has written "The Happiness of Pursuit," "The $100 Startup" and now "Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do", which is out today. …

391: Amanda Clayman, Financial Therapist

April 4th, 2016


Today's guest is a financial therapist and expert when it comes to financial wellness. Amanda Clayman is a clinician specializing in financial issues and helps people bring money into balance. Now, Amanda wasn't always …

390: Ask Farnoosh with Special Guest Dr. Brad Klontz

April 1st, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, special guest, Dr. Brad Klontz joins me. He is an award-winning financial psychologist and a certified …

389: Navid Moazzez, Lifestyle Entrepreneur

March 31st, 2016


Today's guest is a lifestyle entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, online marketer and personal branding strategist. Navid Moazzez has made quite the name for himself in the online business world as a leading authority on …

388: Whitney Johnson, Author of "Disrupt Yourself"

March 30th, 2016


Today's guest is recognized as one of the world's most influential management thinkers in 2015 and was a finalist for the Top thinkers on Talent at the biennial Thinkers50 ceremony in London. Whitney Johnson is best …

Gifts for #SoMoney2Million

March 29th, 2016


So Money has surpassed 2 million downloads! 
And to spread the good news, I'm heading to Instagram. Want to join me? In exchange, I'm giving away 10 gift cards to Amazon worth $100 each! Here's how to enter to …

387: Mindy Mackenzie, CEO Adviser

March 29th, 2016


Today's guest is an accomplished corporate executive, acclaimed speaker and CEO adviser. Mindy Mackenzie has quite the resume. She served as the Chief Performance Officer of Beam, Inc., where she earned the nickname the …

386: Grant Baldwin, Public Speaking Expert

March 28th, 2016


Today's guest is the creator of the Booked and Paid To Speak training program so if you're looking to make a living out of speaking engagements today's episode is for you. He's also a nationally known keynote speaker …

385: Ask Farnoosh, Should I hire a tax professional to help with my taxes?

March 25th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about filing your taxes on your own vs. hiring a tax professional to handle your return, real estate investment opportunities, signing up for your …

384: Jason Wrobel, Vegan Celebrity Chef + Wellness Expert

March 24th, 2016


Today's guest is a vegan celebrity chef and wellness expert. Jason Wrobel is coming out with a new cookbook this April entitled, "Eaternity: More than 150 Deliciously Easy Vegan Recipes for a Long Healthy, Satisfied, …

383: Kelly Brogan MD, Holistic Women's Health Psychiatrist

March 23rd, 2016


Today's guest is a Manhattan-based holistic women's health psychiatrist. Dr. Kelly Brogan is joining us. She's out with a new book entitled, "A Mind …

382: Brad Hargreaves, Founder and CEO of Common

March 22nd, 2016


Today's guest, Brad Hargreaves, is the founder and CEO of Common. Maybe you've heard of it because it's been getting a lot of press recently. Common is dedicated to making housing better by providing flexible, …

381: Frederique van der Wal, Former Victoria's Secret Model

March 21st, 2016


We have a former Victoria Secret Model. Anyone here remember getting the catalogue growing up in the 90’s? We used to get the catalogue and it wasn’t very risqué back then. The woman who was in that catalogue more than …

380: Ask Farnoosh, How can I get my partner more involved in our finances?

March 18th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about attending financial conferences, signing up for a Wealthfront account, …

379: John Addison, Author of "Real Leadership"

March 17th, 2016


Today's guest is the president and chief executive officer of AddisonLeadership Group, as well as the Leadership Editor for Success magazine. John Addison is joining us and he's out with a new book entitled, "Real …

378: Caroline Ceniza Levine, Career Expert

March 16th, 2016


Today's guest is a career expert. Caroline Ceniza-Levine is the co-founder of SixFigureStart, a coaching business for professional and personal …

377: Harry Campbell, The RideShare Guy Blogger

March 15th, 2016


s anyone listening in today a fan of Uber or Lyft? I rely on Uber a lot. It might be one of those things that I "splurge" on to make my life easier or better at times, like I ask of my guests at the end of the show. …

376: Patrice Washington, Steve Harvey's Money Maven

March 14th, 2016


Today's guest is Steve Harvey's Money Maven. Since 2003, Patrice C. Washington has dedicated herself to helping the masses move away from debt to mastering their money...and she knows how to do this first hand. She was …

375: Ask Farnoosh, Should my hubby and I keep joint or separate investment accounts?

March 11th, 2016


In today’s episode of Ask Farnoosh, special guest Brittney Castro, Founder and CEO of Financially Wise Women, and I answer your biggest questions about whether it's best to keep joint or separate investment accounts …

374: Aaron LaPedis, The Garage Sale Millionaire

March 10th, 2016


I’m reconnecting with today's guest, Aaron LaPedis. He’s someone I interviewed years ago, back when I was working on a show called Financially Fit with Yahoo! It was a fun time and I got to travel around the country …

373: Scott Alan Turner, Millionaire Next Door

March 9th, 2016


Today's millionaire next door is a serial entrepreneur and fellow podcaster. Scott Alan Turner claims he was once a "money moron" when he was 22 but was able to turn it all around to become an early retiree who now …

372: Rocky Lalvani, Millionaire Next Door

March 8th, 2016


Today's millionaire next door has an interesting story of his own to share. He moved to the United States from India with his parents when he was …

371: MaryEllen Miller, Millionaire Next Door

March 7th, 2016


It's Millionaire Next Door week on So Money. This is going to be an exciting week, and it is all thanks to your feedback. Many of your wrote in saying how much you enjoyed the first Millionaire Next Door series that we …

370: Ask Farnoosh, Should I buy or rent?

March 4th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about buying vs. renting a home, life insurance, millionaires next door and more.
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369: Jennifer Wilkov, Speak Up Women Founder & Producer

March 3rd, 2016


Jennifer Wilkov is our So Money guest today. She is a woman who survived being victimized by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and …

368: Adrienne Richardson, Facebook Ads Expert

March 2nd, 2016


Today's guest specializes in helping her clients come "internet famous" through high-converting Facebook ads. Whether you're a doctor, university or millionaire entrepreneur Adrienne Richardson is a lead expert. …

367: Mike Still, Actor & Upright Citizens Brigade Artistic Director

March 1st, 2016


I am going down memory lane today. I’ve invited my friend from college. Mike Still is here and he’s going to become a household name very soon - I …

366: Jennifer Barrett, VP of Editorial at Acorns

February 29th, 2016


Today's guest is the VP of Editorial at Acorns as well as the founding editor of the personal finance site, Grow, which just launched in January. Prior to joining Acorns at the end of last year, JenniferBarrett was a …

365: Ask Farnoosh, Help! I was scammed

February 26th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about what to do after potentially being scammed by a student loan forgiveness program, filing your taxes after getting married, resources for …

364: Megan Perry, WNBA Basketball Operations & Player Relations

February 25th, 2016


Today's guest is a leader in the sports and entertainment industry. She's entering her eighth year with the NBA. Megan Perry primarily focuses on the …

363: Hannah Cranston, Host & Executive Producer of YouTube's ThinkTank

February 24th, 2016


Today's guest is the host and Executive Producer of YouTube's ThinkTank, an online news and talk show with nearly 1 million subscribers. Hannah …

362: Karen Carr, CFP® at Society of Grownups

February 23rd, 2016


Today's guest and I have been featured alongside one another in articles focusing on the topic of millennials and money for quite a few months now. Karen Carr is a fantastic financial planner and somebody who really …

361: Chris Wirth, Founder & CEO of American Juice Company

February 22nd, 2016


Our guest today is someone that you’re going to love hearing from if you’re entrepreneurial, into the all-natural food trend, or if you like adult …

360: Ask Farnoosh, "I'm the worst at saving, help!"

February 19th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about saving money in an emergency fund, opening up a new credit card and the implication it will have on your credit score, future guests for the …

359: Kevin Olusola, Beat Boxer for Pentatonix

February 18th, 2016


Rounding out So Money millennial week is today's guest, Kevin Olusola. If you are an a cappella fan then you might even know Kevin because he is part …

358: Bing Chen, Digital Media Pioneer & Entrepreneur

February 17th, 2016


Today on So Money millennial week we have a digital media pioneer and entrepreneur. He, like many of the others this week, is not even 30 yet. In …

357: Arteen Arabshahi, Venture Capitalist from Forbes 30 Under 30

February 16th, 2016


Today I have a family friend on the show, a good friend and college buddy of my brother, Todd. Arteen Arabshahi is here. He recently made Forbes' 30 …

356: Victoria Reitano, Digital Marketing Expert

February 15th, 2016


I am very honored to dedicate this entire week to So Money millennials. We’ve done this before and it was very successful looking at some of the most …

355: Ask Farnoosh, Should I contribute to my Roth IRA before investing?

February 12th, 2016


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, special guest Brittney Castro, Founder and CEO of Financially Wise Women, and I answer your biggest questions about paying off your car loan vs. student loans, maxing out your ROTH …

354: Natalie MacNeil, Creator of

February 11th, 2016


Today’s guest is an Emmy award-winning media producer and pioneer for female entrepreneurs. I met her back when I was super pregnant. She helped me promote When She Makes More and I’m so happy to now be able to give her …

353: Clay Clark, Serial Entrepreneur

February 10th, 2016


Today's guest is a serial entrepreneur and has been dubbed the "Jim Carey of Entrepreneurship" (we’re going to learn why on this episode). Clay Clark is the former U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the …

352: Allison Task, Life Coach

February 9th, 2016


I have a friend on the show today, Allison Fishman Task. She's a personal coach. Allison helps people move through life transitions. The majority of clients use Allison’s coaching to significantly change their careers, …

351: Joe Koss, Debt-Free College Professor

February 8th, 2016


I decided to bring an avid listener from the podcast on today's show. He's been writing in, not just praising the show, but he has a really interesting story of his own about getting out of $50,000 worth of student loan …

350: Ask Farnoosh, Is delaying my retirement savings really that bad?

February 5th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about delaying your retirement savings in order to build up a downpayment for …

349: Sallie Krawcheck, Co-Founder of Ellevest

February 4th, 2016


I'm honored to have a very special guest on the show today. This is someone I wanted to have on the show from before I was even live with So Money. I always had a running wish list of guests, and she was at the top. …

348: Bobby Monks, Author of "UNINVE$TED"

February 3rd, 2016


Today’s guest is a serial entrepreneur. He founded, led and grew numerous businesses in the financial services, real estate, media and tech sectors. Robert or "Bobby" Monks as he goes by, is out with a new tell-all …

347: Laura Belgray, Copywriting Expert

February 2nd, 2016


We have a fantastic, great, funny, beautiful, inspiring and smart guest today. She is Laura Belgray. She’s the founder of Talking Shrimp and creator …

346: Lisa Gersh, CEO of Goop

February 1st, 2016


Lisa Gersh is the CEO of GOOP, a lifestyle website that features fashion, travel, food, all actionable content curated by a team led by Gwyneth Paltrow, the founder. Prior to arriving at GOOP over a year ago, Lisa …

345: Ask Farnoosh, I'm a rookie investor... help!

January 29th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about investing as a rookie, changing your career path, 401k contributions and more.
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344: Michael Roderick, Former Broadway Producer & Entrepreneur

January 28th, 2016


The show today is about your relationship strategy. You may have heard the expression, "You are the average of the 5 people you spend most of your time with." Think about that. Do you like these 5 people? Do they …

343: Jennefer Witter, PR Exec & Author, "Little Book of Big PR"

January 27th, 2016


Today I have a longtime friend joining me on the show. I’ve known Jennefer Witter for at least 10 years. Jennefer is the CEO and founder of The Boreland Group, a national PR firm headquartered in New York City. It’s not …

342: Kathy Kristof, Award-Winning Financial Writer

January 26th, 2016


Today's guest is an award-winning financial writer contributing to CBS News, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, Financial Planning amongst many others.Kathy Kristof is also the author of three books, most notably, …

341: Jim Wang, Founder of &

January 25th, 2016


Our guest today is a pioneer financial blogger, one of the first to sell his blog for 7 figures. Jim Wang founded It was a side …

340: Ask Farnoosh, How much should we save monthly in our 529 account?

January 22nd, 2016


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about how much money to set aside monthly in a 529 account, effectively asking for a raise at work, student loan repayment plans and more.
For more …

339: Adam Carroll, Founder of National Financial Educators

January 21st, 2016


Today, we're looking at $1.3 trillion in student loan debt. Outstanding student loan debt in this country has surpassed credit card debt and it’s a …

338: Mark Kantrowitz, Financial Aid Expert

January 20th, 2016


 Today, we have a very special and important guest as we dive into college affordability and student loans. Our guest today is a nationally …

337: Mark Moody, Co-Director of College Counseling at Colorado Academy

January 19th, 2016


Today’s guest is the co-director of College Counseling at the Colorado Academy, which is an independent prep school for grades pre-K through 12th …

336: John Wasik, Author of "The Debt Free Degree"

January 18th, 2016


It is college week on So Money! All week we’re dedicating the show to all aspects of college – How to afford it? How to pick the right school? How to …

334: How to Save Half Your Income

January 14th, 2016


Our guests today want to help you make 2016 the year you save HALF your income. I know what you’re thinking…"Say, what? It’s hard enough saving 10%!"

333: Rebecca Minkoff, Fashion Designer

January 13th, 2016


Today’s guest needs no introduction. If you’re a female under the age of 30 and you like fashion, you probably own something from this designer. She is Rebecca Minkoff, global fashion powerhouse. It's her first podcast …

332: Steve Kamb, Nerd Fitness and "Level Up Your Life" Author

January 12th, 2016


Who was your favorite super hero growing up? I think mine was ... Who am I kidding? I didn't watch action movies or read comic books when I was a kid. I was too busy running my pretend newspaper and bossing around my …

331: Chris Hogan, Author of "Retire Inspired"

January 11th, 2016


The focus on today's show is retirement. I have an incredible guest who is out with a new book this week on this very subject. His name is Chris Hogan. He's a former National Champion and an all American Football player …

330: Ask Farnoosh, How do my brother & I come to an agreement on family property?

January 8th, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about coming to an agreement on family finances, getting rid of debt to …

329: Sherry, Save. Spend. Splurge. Blogger

January 7th, 2016


Today's guest is anonymous, we only know her first name - it's Sherry from the Save. Spend. Splurge. blog. She is on the show by popuar request. A few of you have written in specifically asking to hear from her. So we …

328: Ann Shoket, Former Editor in Chief of Seventeen Magazine

January 6th, 2016


Today's guest is the former editor in chief of Seventeen magazine and one of the launch editors of CosmoGIRL. Ann Shoket has been named by Forbes as …

327: Kailei Carr, Power Presence Expert

January 5th, 2016


Today's guest is focused on helping you look, lead and live their best life. Kailei Carr advises C-level executives and successful entrepreneurs …

326: Liz Weston, Personal Finance Columnist and Author of "Your Credit Score"

January 4th, 2016


Today's guest wears many hats. Liz Weston is an award-winning, nationally-syndicated personal finance columnist and the author of several books …

325: Ask Farnoosh, How do I move on from a money mistake?

January 1st, 2016


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about moving on from a money mistake, teaching your children to invest their money, filing taxes for newlyweds and more.
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324: 2015 Highlights - Greatest Lessons Learned from Failure

December 31st, 2015


Today we’re closing out our end-of-year wrap. I’ve had such a fun time this week reminiscing and looking back at some of the great So Money interviews of this year. Before we jump in to today’s theme of the “Greatest …

323: 2015 Highlights - Starting Your Own Business

December 30th, 2015


 We're heading into day 3 of the So Money Year End Wrap. As a reminder. this is how it works. Each day I have a special theme and share some excerpts from some of my top interviews that correspond with that topic.

322: 2015 Highlights - Earn More

December 29th, 2015


Today’s theme is about “earning more.” Probably my FAVORITE financial topic of all. You might know that I’m not a fan of couponing or cutting out coffee. I get more excited about the things I can DO to bring in the …

321: 2015 Highlights - Health & Wealth

December 28th, 2015


Today marks the last week of 2015 and I thought what better way to close out the year than to reflect on some of the wonderful lessons my guests have …

320: Tim Gunn, Project Runway Mentor

December 25th, 2015


Ladies and gentleman, this episode will forever be an absolute dream come true for me. The day that we had the Emmy Award-winning co-host of …

319: Jim Cramer, Co-Founder of & Host of Mad Money

December 24th, 2015


Our guest says he doesn’t like talking about personal wealth. He reveals this late in our interview, which kind of shocked me and made feel a bit bad because here I am digging into his personal finances. But he …

318: Derek and Carrie, One Bed One Bank Account Authors

December 23rd, 2015


Money is a taboo topic as we know, which is why so many of you come to listen to this show. Here, we go where most conversations DON'T. And when you’re in a relationship money is often the LAST thing you want to talk …

317: Andrew Fiebert, Listen Money Matters Founder

December 22nd, 2015


Today's guest is the founder of Listen Money Matters, which is the “ultimate personal finance resource” as they call it on their website. Andrew …

316: Jordan Harbinger, Founder of The Art of Charm

December 21st, 2015


Today's guest you probably know him by his voice. He is the co-founder of The Art of Charm podcast, Jordan Harbinger. Once upon a time he was a Wall Street attorney and now he helps people with their communication …

315: Ask Farnoosh, Should I contribute to a 529 plan while paying off cc debt?

December 18th, 2015


In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about contributing to a 529 and emergency fund while paying down credit card debt, keeping your family finances on track, making the leap to quit a …

314: Beau Henderson, Founder of

December 17th, 2015


Today's guest wears many hats... he's a certified financial advisor, syndicated radio host of The RichLife and bestselling author of the book The RichLife: Ten Investments for True Wealth. 
Beau Henderson writes and …

313: The Debt Free Guys, David Auten & John Schneider

December 16th, 2015


We’ve got two wonderful guests today. A couple, in fact, David Auten and John Schneider, also known as the Debt Free Guys. They’re making headlines …

312: Joya Dass, Financial News Anchor

December 15th, 2015


I have a question for you. How old were you when you discovered what you wanted to be in life when you were all grown up? I think I was maybe 11 or …

311: Betty Liu, Bloomberg News Anchor

December 14th, 2015


 Today, Betty Liu joins us on the show. She is the anchor of Bloomberg Markets, appearing each day from 10 AM to 12 PM ET and 3 PM to 4 PM ET.  She is also the creator and host of her own podcast program, Radiate, which …

310: Ask Farnoosh, Fraud Security During the Holidays

December 11th, 2015


The holiday shopping season is a particularly vulnerable time for credit and debit card fraud but there are several ways that you can help to protect …

309: Lea Goldman, Executive Editor at Marie Claire

December 10th, 2015


My guest today is one of my favorite people to chat women, work and money with. I always feel incredibly inspired afterwards. She is a total champion …

308: Lauren Maillian, Entrepreneur, Author & TV Personality

December 9th, 2015


My guest today is a former model turned serial entrepreneur, TV personality, and author. Lauren Maillian, at just 19 years old founded a boutique …

307: Laura Coe, Healthcare Entrepreneur

December 8th, 2015


Today's guest is an author, blogger and certified life coach whose mission is to help people shed the emotional weight keeping them from finding …

306: Jenna Ricker, Producer and Director

December 7th, 2015


Today's guest is a producer and director of notable films including Ben's Plan (2007) and now most recently The American Side (2014). Jenna Ricker …

305: Ask Farnoosh, "How Do I File My Taxes as a Newlywed?"

December 4th, 2015


In today’s episode of Ask Farnoosh, special guest Alan Moore, co-founder of XY Planning Network, I answer your biggest questions about filing taxes after you get married, if it's possible to inherit your parents debt …

304: Alix Steel, Bloomberg News Anchor

December 3rd, 2015


My next guest and I go way back. Alix Steel and I were the first two women hired to work at TV where we covered the markets, interviewed CEOs and did many a videos with Jim Cramer, the co-founder and host …

303: Dorethia Kelly, Author of #MoneyChat

December 2nd, 2015


Today’s guest is the founder of #MoneyChat and president of Conner Coaching LLC, which gives results oriented personal finance and business coaching …

#GivingTuesday: We Donated the Most!

December 1st, 2015


All month long, #SoMoney has been in a healthy and fun competition with the #StackingBenjamins podcast to raise money for our respective charities. …

302: Amie Valpone, Nutritionist & Founder of The Healthy Apple

December 1st, 2015


My guest today was inspired to start her food blog  The Healthy Apple after suffering through years of health issues. She was told she had just 24 …

301: Alison Bernstein, Founder of Suburban Jungle Realty

November 30th, 2015


Today’s show is about real estate and relocation. I live in Brooklyn, where people complain that they’re getting priced out. It’s not just Manhattan with its high prices, but also Brooklyn and even parts of Queens. So, …

300: Ask Farnoosh, Any advice for rolling over a 401k?

November 27th, 2015


On today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, special guest Brittney Castro of Financially Wise Women and former So Money guest, and I answer your biggest …

299: Farnoosh Torabi, Host of So Money (Replay)

November 26th, 2015


Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I’m reporting to you from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, from the home where my husband grew up. I'm feeling very grateful …

298: Emma Johnson, Founder of

November 25th, 2015


Today's guest is a longtime business and personal finance journalist. Emma Johnson is the founder of Wealthy Single Mommy, a website dedicated to professional single moms where she shares advice and discusses topics …

297: Todd Torabi, Product Designer at Petrolicious

November 24th, 2015


Today's guest is a really special person... he's my brother! You’ve heard him on the show before as he was my co-host during some of the earlier episodes of Ask Farnoosh. Todd and I have a very big age gap. I am almost …

296: Jim Cramer, Co-Founder of & Host of Mad Money

November 23rd, 2015


My guest today says he doesn’t like talking about personal wealth. He reveals this late in our interview, which kind of shocked me and made feel a bit bad because here I am digging into his personal finances. But he …

295: Ask Farnoosh, Tips for a working mom supporting her family?

November 20th, 2015


On today’s episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about how to be your own boss, providing for your family and being a mom, finding the right financial planner and more.
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294: Samantha Ettus, Parenting Expert

November 19th, 2015


Today's guest is a best-selling author of four books, a writer for Forbes, a sought-after speaker and host of a nationally syndicated call-in radio show on Lifestyle Talk Radio.  Samantha Ettus is frequently featured on …

293: Ali Shapiro, Founder of Truce with Food

November 18th, 2015


Today's guest is a coach who helps people that are accomplished in life but battle with food.  Ali Shapiro developed her own innovative method, called Truce with Food, by combining her background in functional medicine …

292: Alex Jamieson, Co-Creator of Super Size Me + Functional Nutrition Coach

November 17th, 2015


Today’s guest is a nutrition and life coach who's also the co-creator of the 2004 Oscar-nominated documentary that shook up the fast food nation, Super Size Me. Alexandra or "Alex" Jamieson is also a best-selling author …

291: Mike Lowe, Founder of Kidoodle TV

November 16th, 2015


Today's guest is Mike Lowe and parents to young children out there – you’re going to raise the volume UP on this podcast.
Mike is the founder …

290: Ask Farnoosh, Any advice for millennials in survival mode?

November 13th, 2015


On today’s episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about advice for millennials who are in survival mode, working with your partner to discuss expenses and budgeting and more.
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289: Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media &

November 12th, 2015


Today’s guest is the CEO of GrowBiz Media, which is a content and consulting company specializing in small business and entrepreneurship. Rieva …

287: Ilyce Glink, Money & Real Estate Expert

November 10th, 2015


Today's guest is a money and real estate expert. Ilyce Glink is also an award-winning, nationally-syndicated columnist, television reporter and radio …

286: Elias Weiss Friedman, The Dogist

November 9th, 2015


If you’re a dog lover today’s podcast is totally for you! Elias Weiss Friedman is the star, or cameraman I should say, behind the insanely popular …

285: Ask Farnoosh: How to Negotiate a Better Salary?

November 6th, 2015


On today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, special guest Jacquette Timmons, a financial behaviorist, and I answer your biggest questions about negotiating a promotion or increase in salary at work, refinancing student loans, …

284: Sandra Hanna, Co-Founder and CEO of Smart Cookies

November 5th, 2015


Today’s guest is one of the five co-founders and CEO of Smart Cookies, a movement helping thousands of people become debt-free.  Sandra Hanna claims she was “a complete financial disaster” only a few years ago but was …

283: Nigel Barker, Photographer & Judge on America's Next Top Model

November 4th, 2015


Today’s guest is an internationally renowned photographer rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s top models.  In fact, he is a judge on the …

282: Agapi Stassinopoulos, Author of "Unbinding The Heart"

November 3rd, 2015


Alright…Today’s guest is a bestselling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world along with her sister Arianna Huffington. Agapi …

281: Donovan Ramsey, Journalist & Millennial Public Thinker

November 2nd, 2015


Today’s guest is my former editorial assistant and right hand guy..Donovan X Ramsey who is now…an accomplished journalist focusing on the topic of …

280: Ask Farnoosh, When Do People Typically Sell Stocks?

October 30th, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about when's a good time to consider selling stock, whether to put your money into a new home or towards your retirement savings, future podcast guests …

279: Tara Siegel Bernard, Personal Finance Reporter for The New York Times

October 29th, 2015


Today's guest is currently a personal finance reporter for The New York Times.  Tara Siegel Bernard has been with the publication since 2008. Prior to that she spent time as a deputy managing editor at, a …

278: Gerard Adams, Co-Founder of Elite Daily

October 28th, 2015


Today's guest is the co-founder of a website you probably know, you've probably been on it. It's called EliteDaily, it's a website that advertises itself as the Voice of Generation Y. And I know a lot of you are …

277: Lewis Howes, Author of "The School of Greatness"

October 27th, 2015


Today I have the great pleasure of bringing back Lewis Howes to the show to talk about his latest book out today. That’s right, you can go over to Barnes and Nobles, Amazon or your local bookstore after you listen to …

276: Steph Halligan, Motivational Cartoonist, Founder of Empowered Dollar

October 26th, 2015


Today's guest has a very cool title. She is a motivational cartoonist. What does that mean? She combines her love of drawing cartoons and helping …

275: Ask Farnoosh, What are your recommended resources for couples planning their finances?

October 23rd, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, special guest Brittney Castro, Founder and CEO of Financially Wise Women, and I answer your biggest questions about how to best meet with your partner to discuss your finances, …

274: Kimberly Palmer, Senior Money Editor at U.S. News & World Report

October 22nd, 2015


Today on So Money, Kimberly Palmer joins us. She is the senior money editor at US News & World Report and author of "The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Enrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life."  She is …

273: Josh Altman, Bravo's Million Dollar Listing Star

October 21st, 2015


Today's guest is a regular on Bravo's Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles and co-founder of The Altman Brothers real estate group, which has partnered …

272: Tim Gunn, Project Runway Mentor

October 20th, 2015


Ladies and gentleman, this episode is an absolute dream come true for me. Today on the show we have the Emmy Award-winning co-host of Lifetime's …

271: Terri Trespicio, Branding Strategist

October 19th, 2015


Today's guest is a branding strategist who coaches experts, visionaries, entrepreneurs and businesses to garner the attention they want for themselves and their brands.  She is also a speaker, storyteller and on-air …

270: Ask Farnoosh, How much money should I keep in my checking account?

October 16th, 2015


In today’s episode of Ask Farnoosh, special guest Joe Saul-Sehy, co-host of Stacking Benjamins podcast, and I answer your biggest questions about …

269: Marni Battista, Author of "Becoming Irresistible"

October 15th, 2015


  Today, I'm bringing back my friend Marni Battista, a Zen Dating and Life Coach to talk about her latest book "Becoming Irresistible - How To Effortlessly Have Men Pursue You, Treat You Like A Goddess, and Commit To …

268: Cait Flanders, Blonde On A Budget

October 14th, 2015


  You’re not going to believe what my guest today is doing, she is actually on a spending freeze, yep a spending cleanse. I’ve gone on a juice …

267: Mathew Knowles, Music Mogul & Beyoncé's Dad

October 13th, 2015


I'm beyond excited to introduce today's guest. Once upon a time he was a Xerox top sales executive, worldwide turned music mogul and Grammy …

266: Jacquette Timmons, Financial Behaviorist

October 12th, 2015


Today's guest is a financial behaviorist and has quite an interesting story as to how she got there. Jacquette Timmons started college at the Fashion …

265: Ask Farnoosh, Should I trust credit repair companies? What steps should I take to start my business?

October 9th, 2015


In today’s episode of Ask Farnoosh, special guest Alan Moore, co-founder of XY Planning Network, I answer your biggest questions about retirement planning, student loans, interest rates and more.
Alan joined me on So …

264: Anthony Saleh, Manager to Nas & Tech Investor

October 8th, 2015


Our guest today is like none other. He straddles the worlds of music and technology, managing artists like multi-platinum rap legend Nas while also …

263: George Zimmer, Former Founder of Men's Wearhouse

October 7th, 2015


Raise your hand if you’ve ever rented a tux? Or know someone who’s rented a tux? It’s kind of a pain, right? It’s multiple visits…you often need to …

262: Jenn Scalia, From Rock-Bottom to Six-Figures

October 6th, 2015


If you're a female entrepreneur you'll hopefully be as inspired as I am by today's guest. Jenn Scalia is a visibility coach and online business …

261: Dan Macklin, Co-Founder of SoFi

October 5th, 2015


I’m dedicating this show to all my student loan borrowers out there. I know you listen to this show. I know you’re dedicated to getting ahead financially. I also know that this is an extremely challenging issue. …

260: Ask Farnoosh: Credit 411

October 2nd, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, special guest Ethan Dornhelm, principal scientist at FICO, and I answer your biggest questions about credit everything from making minimum payments to what goes into your credit score …

259: Erin Smith, Founder of The Starters Club

October 1st, 2015


Today's guest is a business strategist and self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur. Her story began when Erin dreamed of climbing the corporate ladder after reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad (written by Robert Kiyosaki, a former …

258: Jon Birger, Author of DATE-ONOMICS & Journalist

September 30th, 2015


Today’s guest is someone for whom I had the privilege of working when I was first in New York City working as a junior reporter at Money Magazine, and there my guest Jon Birger was a senior writer. And so it is with …

257: Tory Johnson, GMA Correspondent, Author of "Shift for Good"

September 29th, 2015


Today's guest is the very accomplished Tory Johnson. She’s an employee-turned-entrepreneur whose goal is to help “make great things happen for women.”

256: Michael Schreiber, Editor-in-Chief of

September 28th, 2015

Kicking it off this week with my good friend Michael Schreiber. Michael and I used to work together. Well, actually we went to graduate school …

255: Ask Farnoosh + Sophia: How to afford kids and retirement

September 25th, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, special guest Sophia Bera of GenY Planning and I answer your biggest questions about retirement planning, how to afford children and more.
Sophia Bera joined me earlier in the month on …

254: Tess Vigeland, Former Host at Public Radio's Marketplace

September 24th, 2015


Today’s guest is a veteran journalist and well-known voice to millions of American Radio listeners. She is Tess Vigeland, CEO of Tess Vigeland …

253: Carl Richards, New York Times Sketch Guy Columnist & Author

September 23rd, 2015


While I was at FinCon 2015, I had the pleasure of interviewing Carl Richards with a live audience. He is a Certified Financial Planner and the director of investor education for BAM Alliance, which is a community of …

252: Belinda Rosenblum, President of

September 22nd, 2015


Joining me today is Belinda Rosenblum, a CPA wealth expert and self-proclaimed “Chief Money Motivator.” She runs her own company,, which specializes in helping corporate professionals and entrepreneurs …

251: Selena Soo, Business & Publicity Strategist

September 21st, 2015


Today's guest is someone I've proudly worked with to help me steer my previous book launch and elevate my business. And I think what she does to help clients is simply outstanding and one of a kind. I am a little …

250: Ask Farnoosh, How Can I Pay For Grad School?

September 18th, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about renovating vs building your dream home, how to pay for graduate school, the …

249: Alan Moore, Co-Founder of XY Planning Network

September 17th, 2015


Today’s guest is Alan Moore, a Certified Financial Planner and the co-founder of XY Planning Network, a fee-only RIA and location independent financial planning firm. Alan co-created this company because him and his …

248: Adrienne Dorison, Success Coach and Host of The School of Self Mastery Podcast

September 16th, 2015


When I set out to start this podcast, I wanted to create a show where successful people could share their stories and advice through an open …

247: Sharon Epperson, CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent

September 15th, 2015


Today I have the great pleasure and privilege of speaking with a fantastic award-winning journalist, Sharon Epperson. Sharon is currently a correspondent for CNBC covering the commodity markets and personal finance. She …

246: Mimi Ikonn, Co-Founder of Luxy Hair and YouTube Sensation

September 14th, 2015


Today’s guest considers herself a “global citizen” and documents her travels and fashion through a blog, a wildly successful YouTube channel and …

245: Ask Farnoosh, Should I Move Back In With My Parents?

September 13th, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about moving back in with your parents to pay down debt, budgeting for annual …

244: Ask Farnoosh, Will I Inherit My Parents Student Loans?

September 12th, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about inheriting your parents student loans, using your credit vs. your debit …

243: Julie Ann Cairns, Author of The Abundance Code

September 11th, 2015


Imagine being a millionaire and then losing most of your wealth in an instant. My guest today stared down the barrel of bankruptcy at as the head of a financial markets education company during the most recent financial …

242: Luke Landes, Founder of Consumerism Commentary

September 10th, 2015


Today on the show we have, whom I think is a true leader in the financial education space. He is one of the first personal finance bloggers to really take the stage in a big way in the early 2000's before financial …

241: Elisabeth Leamy, Dr. Oz Investigative Correspondent and Author

September 9th, 2015


 Today’s guest is a nationally known TV journalist as well as a critically acclaimed author and nationwide speaker. Elisabeth Leamy is most known for contributing to the Dr. Oz show and ABC News as a consumer advocate …

240: Rob Kosberg, Marketing & Brand-Building Expert

September 8th, 2015


If you’re looking to write a book and have it be successful, to help you build your brand and business, then you’ll love hearing from today’s guest! …

239: Mrs. Frugalwoods, Frugalwoods Blogger & Communication Manager

September 7th, 2015


Mrs. Frugalwoods is a self-described frugal weirdo, all the way from Boston. She's one of a couple that's set on living on an extremely small budget with the goal of retiring in their 30's. They're called The …

238: Ask Farnoosh, What's the future of college?

September 6th, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about the future of education, what to do when you and your spouse don't agree on your financial advisor, what to know when inheriting someone else's …

237: Ask Farnoosh, What's the best way to self publish?

September 5th, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about the best way to self-publish a book, paying for grad school without going …

236: Latrese Bookhard, So Money Millennial

September 4th, 2015


We are rounding out So Money "Millennial" week!
A “So Money” Millennial is someone who has proven to have accomplished a great deal in the their financial life in their 20s or early 30s. So often we hear about the …

235: Sophia Bera, So Money Millennial

September 3rd, 2015


Sophia Bera is in her early 30s and has already started her own company, GenY Planning, which delivers comprehensive financial planning to people in their 20s and 30s across the country.
Most financial planners require …

234: Raya Schwartz, So Money Millennial

September 2nd, 2015


My guest today is a woman with similar drive and ambition to the So Money Millennials you've already heard from earlier this week. Today's guest is Raya Schwartz, and she is just 25 and has already opened up her own …

233: Kristina Ellis, So Money Millennial

September 1st, 2015


My So Money Millennial today wasn’t a top student or star athlete, but Kristina Ellis, 28, managed to earn half a million dollars in college …

232: Travis Hornsby, So Money Millennial

August 31st, 2015


When you think of retiring early…you might think 55..50…Mr. Money Mustache retired when he was 30 – which WAS the youngest age I’d heard of retiring at…until I got an email from my guest today Travis Hornsby. He is 25 …

231: Ask Farnoosh, how do I fire my financial advisor?

August 30th, 2015


In this episode of Ask Farnoosh on So Money podcast, I answer your questions about how to go about firing your financial advisor, online resources to …

230: Ask Farnoosh, How to renegotiate my job offer?

August 29th, 2015


In this episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about renegotiating a job offer, the best financial resources for a So Money fan that's looking for intermediate level literature, what other types of …

229: Rebecca Jarvis, ABC News Chief Business & Economics Correspondent

August 28th, 2015


Rebecca Jarvis is the ABC news chief business and economics correspondent and creator, host and managing editor of “Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis.” She reports for all ABC news programs and platforms… and conducted wide …

228: Justin McLeod, Founder and CEO of Hinge

August 27th, 2015


So Money singletons, this episode’s for you.  If you’re looking for love and you like technology…our guest today is marrying the two with his new …

227: J. Massey, Real Estate Investor and Author

August 26th, 2015


Today I’m sharing a real rags to riches story. Several years ago my guest J. Massey encountered a series of life-altering events – his pregnant wife had a serious illness, he was in an accident that left him with a …

226: Shannon Wilburn, Founder of Just Between Friends

August 25th, 2015


Kids grow fast, which means a whole new set of clothes every few months, which means constantly having to spend money on items your kids will use and …

225: Jon Stein, CEO of Betterment

August 24th, 2015


In my Ask Farnoosh episodes I received a number of questions from  you about financial advisors. How do I know I’m ready to work with one? How much do they cost? Is it worth it?
I also receive a number of questions about …

224: Ask Farnoosh, How to Save for a Home Downpayment?

August 23rd, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answers your biggest questions about breaking down credit scores, prioritizing your expenses, helping family members with finances and saving to buy a house.

223: Ask Farnoosh, How Should I Quit My Job?

August 22nd, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about quitting your job, AmEx returns, starting investing, budgeting for young couples, my favorite guest financial habits and diversifying your …

222: Patti Stanger, Millionaire Matchmaker

August 21st, 2015


I have a guilty pleasure. And that guilty pleasure is an entire channel… known as Bravo.  From the Real Housewives of Beverly Hilss to Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. And today, we have one of my favorite …

221: Brian Brandow, Debt Discipline Blogger

August 20th, 2015


Imagine earning six figures…but being broke. Earning over $100,000…but facing the same amount in credit card debt.
This is where the story of Brian Brandow begins. When trying to book a family vacation back in 2010, …

220: Bill Raveis, Founder, CEO and Chairman of William Raveis

August 19th, 2015


A few weeks ago, my friend Kathy Braddock, the managing director of real estate company William Raveis, joined me for an interview. She had some …

219: Joe Brewer, Serial Hobbiest and Arcade Collector

August 18th, 2015


Today’s guest proves that some people can transform a quirky hobby into a profitable business.
Joe Brewer reached out to me with his story a few weeks ago.  His quirky hobby is arcade and pinball repairs and restoration. …

218: Nate Berkus, Design Guru

August 17th, 2015


Today I have the great honor of welcoming on the show my friend and design guru Nate Berkus. I've wanted to interview him since launching, but he’s had quite a busy year including celebrating the 20th anniversary of his …

217: Ask Farnoosh, Should I Buy or Lease a Car?

August 16th, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about selling collectibles, pre-tax and post-tax money decisions, finding …

216: Ask Farnoosh, How Do I Build Brand Authority?

August 15th, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about paying off medical bills, starting a 529 plan, building your online brand and buying vs. leasing a car.

215: Jeff Johnson, Millionaire Next Door

August 14th, 2015


We are rounding out our series today with a Penn State grad, a fellow Penn State grad. I didn't know he was a Penn State grad until after we booked him, but very excited to introduce all of you to Jeff Johnson. He is a …

214: Julie Rains, Millionaire Next Door

August 13th, 2015


Welcome to the fourth episode of Millionaires Next Door! 
Today I’m chatting with Julie Rains, a freelance writer specializing in investing and …

213: Jeremy Jacobson and Winnie Tseng, Millionaires Next Door

August 12th, 2015


Welcome back to So Money. I'm your host Farnoosh Torabi. Thanks for joining me. Doing something special this week. If you've been listening since Monday, you know it is millionaire's next door week. Dedicating the week …

212: Luann Abrams, Millionaire Next Door

August 11th, 2015


Today is the second installment of the “Millionaires Next Door Series,” with another great guest Luann Abrams from Bend, OR. Two years ago she and her husband hit the $1mil mark, and are almost 2/3 of the way to the …

211: Darrow Kirkpatrick, Millionaire Next Door

August 10th, 2015


We’re kicking off ‘Millionaire Next Door Week’ on So Money today.  We’ve been revving up for this spectacular week for some time, I’ve been enlisting …

210: Ask Farnoosh, Should I Live in My Car?

August 9th, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about rewards credit cards, paying off loans, saving for retirement, financial issues with your partner and credit scores.

209: Ask Farnoosh, My Boyfriend Doesn't Want a Pre-Nup. Help!

August 8th, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest financial questions about creating money boundaries with family, rebuilding credit, real estate, crowdfunding, how to invest your inheritance, 401(k)s, pre-nups …

208: (Replay) Ryan Holiday, Media Strategist & Bestselling Author

August 7th, 2015


Today's guest is Ryan Holiday. I had this wonderful guest on earlier this Spring and Ryan is a thought-provoking media strategist, bestselling author …

207: Shannon McLay, Founder of The Financial Gym

August 6th, 2015


Today’s guest has a really interesting story and is a woman after my own heart, helping young professionals navigate debt while teaching financial independence and what it means to be “financially fit.” Shannon McLay is …

206: Dorie Clark, Marketing Strategy Consultant, Speaker and Author

August 5th, 2015


Today's guest is Dorie Clark. She's a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Time and Entrepreneur. She's been recognized as a branding expert by The Associated Press, Inc, and Fortune.
What's a brand? Yeah …

205: Justin Gelband, founder of modelFIT

August 4th, 2015


Today’s guest is a high-profile personal trainer, life coach and co-founder of the latest boutique workout in New York City, ModelFIT. Justin Gelband has been dubbed “The Model Whisperer” from The New York Times’ …

204: theSkimm Founders, Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin

August 3rd, 2015


Now, if you're someone who's always on the go, looking for a way to consume the day's top new stories in the fastest way possible, you may already be a subscriber to this or you've heard about it, but you have to check …

203: Ask Farnoosh: I'm 30. Should I Move in With My Parents?

August 2nd, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about how much to start investing, moving back in with parents to save money, budgeting your savings and budgeting for NYC living.

202: Ask Farnoosh: Can I Afford a 2nd Child?

August 1st, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about affording a second child, self directed IRAs, keeping your emergency fund in a money market account or a bond fund, and marketing your business.

201: (Replay) Jack Canfield, Bestselling Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul

July 31st, 2015


Welcome back to another edition of So Money Summer Fridays! Today I'm replaying my interview with Jack Canfield author of The Chicken Soup for the …

200: Melanie Notkin, Author of Otherhood and The Savvy Auntie Blog

July 30th, 2015


In this day and age, we hear a lot about women balancing it all: work, relationship, kids, life, etc. But what about women who work, who aren’t married and/or don’t have children? My guest today Melanie Notkin is a …

199: Philip Taylor, Founder of FinCon & Blogger

July 29th, 2015


Today I am interviewing the blogger Philip Taylor from PT Money. In 2007 he created his blog to share his experiences trying to get out of debt, building savings and getting educated on personal finance. Even though he …

198: Jeff Rose, Certified Financial Planner

July 28th, 2015


Today’s guest is a friend and one of my go-to financial experts. YES. Financial experts have financial experts. Jeff Rose is a self-made millionaire. He is the founder of, is a Certified Financial …

197: Jeff Yeager, "The Ultimate Cheapskate"

July 27th, 2015


What’s your definition of cheap? Do you think you’re cheap? Is the person you’re living with – cheap? I got into trouble once because I went on ABC news and talked about MY personal definition of cheap versus frugal…To …

196: Ask Farnoosh, Is plastic surgery a good investment?

July 26th, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about umbrella liability insurance, paying off your car, transition from working in the public sector to the private, investing in plastic surgery, …

195: Ask Farnoosh, Are Robo-Advisors any good?

July 25th, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about where to put short-term savings, best way to save for college, negotiating …

194: (Replay) David Bach, 9 Time New York Times Bestselling Author

July 24th, 2015


Happy Friday everyone. I'm doing a new thing starting this Friday and every Friday until the end of the summer. I've decided, just decided the other day, that I'm gonna air re-runs. You know, summer Fridays tend to be …

193: James Altucher (NEW!), Author of "Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth"

July 23rd, 2015


My guest today may sound familiar…and that’s because he’s been on the show before. I was lucky enough to have my friend, author James Altucher on my 3rd So Money episode, and now he’s back on my 193rd. Time flies!
James …

192: Julie Parker, Founder and CEO of Beautiful You Coaching Academy

July 22nd, 2015


My guest today is coming to us all the way from Australia! Her name is Julie Parker, and she is one of Australia’s foremost life and business coaches …

191: Steve Chou, Founder of

July 21st, 2015


Back in 2007 our guest today Steve Chou and his wife Jennifer found themselves in a position that many couples face. Jennifer found out that she was pregnant, and with their growing family came greater financial …

190: Ethan Bloch, Founder and CEO of

July 20th, 2015


Knowing how much to put aside for the future, emergencies or anything else for that matter can be challenging. How much can you afford to save? How much do you need to reach your goal? What if there was only an app that …

189: Ask Farnoosh, What type of account we should have an emergency fund in?

July 19th, 2015


I wanted to be able to answer as many of your questions as possible so today we have a special extended edition of Ask Farnoosh.  On today's episode, I answer your biggest questions about, what to do with a raise, …

188: Ask Farnoosh, What to do with $100,000 inheritance?

July 18th, 2015


I wanted to be able to answer as many of your questions as possible so today we have a special extended edition of Ask Farnoosh. On today's episode, I answer your biggest questions about rebalancing your IRA, how I …

187: Paula Pant, Blogger of Afford Anything

July 17th, 2015


Many of you have requested my guest today to be on So Money, so I’m very excited to finally have her here: Paula Pant of the blog and movement Afford …

186: Farnoosh Torabi, Host of So Money

July 16th, 2015


You asked for it and this week we made it happen... I'm in the So Money hot seat! My fellow podcaster Joe Saul-Sehy from Stacking Benjamins stopped …

185: Gillian Zoe Segal, author of Getting There: A Book of Mentors

July 15th, 2015


Today’s guest is going to share the importance of having mentor in our lives…She is the author of the new book Getting There: A Book of Mentors. In it she interviews 30 leaders across different career paths that share …

184: Hannah Ouimet, Poshmark Entrepreneur and Founder of Hannah Beury

July 14th, 2015


Hannah Ouimet is here on the show today. She's running a six-figure fashion business from her phone, yes, by selling some of her unwanted clothes and accessories. And now she's gotten so good at it, she knows how to buy …

183: Myleik Teele, Founder of curlBOX

July 13th, 2015


Hair is a big business. My guest Myleik Teele is revolutionizing the world for women who have curly hair. She founded curlBOX, an exclusive and …

182: Ask Farnoosh: Hate my job. Have 20k in debt. Help!

July 12th, 2015


On today's special extended episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about saving for college, selecting the right money team, …

181: Ask Farnoosh: I got the raise! Now what?

July 11th, 2015


On today's special extended episode I answer your biggest questions about getting out of credit card debt before starting a business, retirement strategies, starting over in your sixties, investing, exploring career …

180: Joe Saul-Sehy, Co-Host of Stacking Benjamins Podcast

July 10th, 2015


Joe Saul-Sehy is co-host of the popular Stacking Benjamins podcast and is a contributor to the Money Tree Investing podcast. In his former life as a …

179: Matt Becker, Founder of Mom and Dad Money

July 9th, 2015


Matt Becker took his experience raising 2 little boys and his financial background as a CFP, and he started Mom and Dad Money. It's a fee-only financial planning practice that's dedicated to helping new parents …

178: Richard Davies, Co-Host of How Do We Fix It?

July 8th, 2015


In today's So Money episode I chat with Richard Davies, a former news reporter for ABC and the current co-host for the weekly podcast How Do We Fix It? Davies talks to me about his reporting career and and the financial …

177: Paul Zak, Neuroeconomist, Author and Public Speaker

July 7th, 2015


Dr. Paul Zak is a scientist, prolific author and public speaker. He has the very unique job title of Neuroeconomist. Dr. Zak has degrees in …

176: Daphne Oz, Natural Food Chef, NYT Bestselling Author and Co-Host of The Chew

July 6th, 2015


In today's episode of So Money Podcast I chat with Daphne Oz, a natural food chef, New York Times bestselling author and co-host of the ABC show The Chew.  Daphne shares how she seizes the moment and experiences life in …

175: Ask Farnoosh: Should I Give Up Paid Vacation For More Money?

July 5th, 2015


In this replay of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your questions about giving up paid vacation in exchange for more money at work, what to do about selling a home when you don't have the funds to cover a short sale, future …

174: Ask Farnoosh: How Do I Stick to a Budget?

July 4th, 2015


In honor of the July 4th holiday, I'm replaying one of the first and a great episode of Ask Farnoosh. In this episode, I answer your questions about …

173: Mr. Money Mustache, Founder of (Replay)

July 3rd, 2015


Today I'm replaying an oldie but goodie episode in honor of the Fourth of July holiday with Mr. Money Mustache.  He is a thirty-something retiree who …

172: Natalie Jill, Fitness Entrepreneur

July 2nd, 2015


Natalie Jill, Fitness Entrepreneur, talks how she went from a successful corporate career to hitting rock bottom to turning it all around by creating …

171: Skylar Woodward, CEO/Co-Founder of Puddle

July 1st, 2015


Skylar Woodward is the CEO and Co-Founder of Puddle, an online money sharing network.  He shares how Puddle works and earlier days in his career from co-founding to working at Yahoo! 

170: Jason Vitug, Founder/CEO of

June 30th, 2015


Jason Vitug, Founder and CEO of, and online resource for getting real-time answers to your financial questions, discusses his inspiration for creating the website and becoming and entrepreneur.  

169: Tamsen Fadal, Award-Winning Journalist, PIX11 Anchor

June 29th, 2015


Tamsen Fadal is a Lebanese-American television personality, 4-time Emmy awarding winning journalist and anchor on the PIX11 News.  We discuss her public divorce and how she recovered emotionally and financially, which …

168: Ask Farnoosh: I'm getting married, how do we combine our accounts?

June 28th, 2015


In this episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer questions on combining bank accounts with your spouse, saving for retirement after divorce and improving your credit score.

167: Ask Farnoosh: Should I Go Back to Grad School?

June 27th, 2015


In this episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer questions on going back to grad school, Roth IRA's and more.

166: Ryder Kessler, Founder of DipJar

June 26th, 2015


Ryder Kessler realized that the use of credit cards prevents customers at coffee shops and other establishments from putting cash in a tip jar, …

165: Kimra Luna, From Food Stamps to $1Million

June 25th, 2015


Kimra Luna went from being on welfare to earning $900,000 in one year using social media and online marketing skills. She now runs the online community Freedom Hackers and Be True, Brand You. 

164: Mrs. Money Mustache, Personal Finance Blogger

June 24th, 2015


Mrs. Money Mustache, aka Simi, is the wife of blogger Mr. Money Mustache, and runs her blog. She is not an expert in any one field, but loves to discuss ideas about consumerism, parenthood, creating community, and money …

163: Kathy Braddock, Real Estate Pro

June 23rd, 2015


Kathy Braddock is a 30-year real estate industry veteran and one of the top real estate entrepreneurs in the country. Kathy is currently a managing director at William Raveis, New York City.

162: Holly Johnson, Frugalista and Founder of Club Thrifty

June 22nd, 2015


I've got a fantastic female entrepreneur on the show today, Holly Johnson. She's a blogger extraordinaire, co-founder of 2 websites: a personal …

161: Ask Farnoosh: Are Flip Flops Appropriate at Work?

June 21st, 2015


In this episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer questions on investing in the stock market, inviting a new guest on the show, flip flops at work and more.

160: Ask Farnoosh: Should I Get the Car Rental Insurance?

June 20th, 2015


In this episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer questions on rental insurance with your credit card, maxing out on your 401K investments, sharing a great article and more.

159 (Replay): Gretchen Rubin: Mastering Money Habits

June 19th, 2015


Capping off our week of So Money replays is NYT Bestselling author of The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin, who is here to share her best advice for mastering habits to improve your financial life.

158 (Replay): Danielle LaPorte and Financial Spirituality

June 18th, 2015


One of my interview from the early days of So Money, Danielle LaPorte discusses how gratitude is part of her bottom line. She speaks candidly about how she almost got fired from her own company and living off many …

157 (Replay): Seth Godin on Life's Riches and Making an Impact

June 17th, 2015


Back by popular demand, Seth Godin. The bestselling author and marketing genius graces the podcast with his singular intellect, insights and stories. …

156 (Replay): Tim Ferriss, Author of 4-Hour Workweek

June 16th, 2015


Tim Ferriss is back (a rerun, but still!) Learn how he mastered his career from an early age, how he invests his money and the lesson Billy Joel taught him at a young age.

155 (Replay): Tony Robbins and Steps to Financial Freedom

June 15th, 2015


So Money is in reruns this week! It's summatime, so we thought we should take a breather and reflect on all the great guests we've had to date. …

154: Ask Farnoosh: Should I Pay for My Daughter's Law School?

June 14th, 2015


Lots of interesting questions this Sunday! From whether to help a child pay for graduate school to making the most of your money after you've paid …

153: Ask Farnoosh: Should I Refinance My Student Loans?

June 13th, 2015


In this episode of Ask Farnoosh I tackle your questions about retirement planning, refinancing student loans and more. 

152: Eric Lowitt, CEO of Nexus Global Advisors

June 12th, 2015


Today's guest is a futurist. Did you even know that was a profession? He's not a fortune teller, he's actually a professional futurist and is very much on the cutting edge of thought leadership surrounding …

151: Doug Nordman, How Military Fams Can Retire Rich

June 11th, 2015


Today I'm really excited to welcome a guest who is dedicating his financial advice and his financial mission to help, particularly, families that are …

150: Zina Kumok, A Financial Story Gone Viral

June 10th, 2015


Today’s guest is just 26 years old. She graduated from college in 2011 with a degree in journalism and a burning desire to become debt free as soon …

149: Laura Vanderkam, Author of I Know How She Does It

June 9th, 2015


Today’s guest is going to help with some time tackling solutions. Her name is Laura Vanderkam. She is the author of the brand new book I Know How She …

148: Ross Mathews, E! Red Carpet Host

June 8th, 2015


I'm tremendously excited about today's guest. He is hands down one of my favourite TV personalities. His name is Ross Mathews. You've probably heard of him if you watch any television or you listen to podcasts because …

147: Ask Farnoosh: How to Make the Most of LinkedIn

June 7th, 2015


In this episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer questions on credit card debt consolidation, odd jobs for couples, how to make the most of your LinkedIN …

146: Ask Farnoosh: How Many Credit Cards is Too Many?

June 6th, 2015


In this episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer questions on recouping spent savings or investments, how many credit cards are just too much, a best-of So Money guest list and more.

145: Andrea Woroch on the "Pink Tax" and Gender Pay Gap

June 5th, 2015


Our guest today is working vigilantly to educate and combat what she calls "The Pink Tax" and gender price discrimination. Andrea Woroch is a …

144: Nagina Sethi Abudullah, Founder of

June 4th, 2015


Today's guest is my friend Nagina Sethi Abdullah. She is a management consultant, weight-loss and food coach, and founder of Masala Body. It's an …

143: Amanda Abella, Author of Make Money Your Honey

June 3rd, 2015


If you're looking to start your own online business, but the thought of selling and financial uncertainty makes your forget about your dream once and for all. Well, don't despair just yet. Today's guest is a millennial …

142: Deacon Hayes on Wiping Out $50k in Debt in 18 Mos

June 2nd, 2015


Today's guest is Deacon Hayes, he is a great case in point. After being overwhelmed by $52,000 of debt, outside of their mortgage, he and his wife made a decision to quickly change the way they handled money. And they …

141: Heather Thomson, Real Housewife of NY

June 1st, 2015


Hey, if your guilty pleasure on a Tuesday night is watching Real Housewives of New York City, well you're in luck with today's guest and I have a smile on my face cause I've been a fan of the Real Housewives franchise …

140: Ask Farnoosh: How to Negotiate a New Salary at Work?

May 31st, 2015


In this episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer questions on negotiating a new salary for work, whether it's wise to create a diversified portfolio of …

139: Ask Farnoosh: How Much Savings is "Enough" to Retire?

May 30th, 2015


In this episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer questions on how much savings is enough to retire, I talk about socially responsible or environmentally responsible investments and how to find the right book keeper for you. 

138: Josh Levs on Fatherhood and Work-Life Balance

May 29th, 2015


Today's guest knows this very well. His name is Josh Levs. He is the perfect guest to help us celebrate fatherhood. He is the author of the brand new …

137: Jeff Steinmann on How to Quit Your Job

May 28th, 2015


Today's guest was one of those people, and that was just a few short years ago. His reality - he dreaded his uninspiring 9 to 5 existence, he didn't know how to quit and start something he cared about. He eventually did …

136: Bill Dwight on Kids, Money and Silicon Valley

May 27th, 2015


Today we're speaking with an avid So Money listener, a real fan. He and I connected because of this podcast and just proof that if you like this show enough and you connect with me, you might be a guest on the show! …

135: Margaret Cho, Comedian and Actress Talks Money

May 26th, 2015


We've got an amazing guest, Margaret Cho, and award winning comedian and incredibly creative performer who's often called "The Queen of All Media". She's conquered the worlds of film, television, books, music, and …

134: Ryan Holiday, Media Strategist & Bestselling Author

May 25th, 2015


We're gonna kick off the week with a very, very cool guest, Ryan Holiday. He's a thought provoking media strategist and bestselling author of three …

133: Ask Farnoosh: Farnoosh, What's One of Your Financial Failures?

May 24th, 2015


In this episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer questions on what my biggest financial failures were, what you should look for in a financial advisor, where …

132: Ask Farnoosh: I'm the Breadwinner. My Husband Feels Emasculated. Help!

May 23rd, 2015


In this episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer questions on women being the breadwinners in the household, whether you should buy an apartment before grad …

131: Andrew Schrage, Co-Founder of

May 22nd, 2015


Today's guest is the co-owner of It's a personal finance and lifestyle website that caters to young adults. It attracts about a …

130: Stacy Francis, Farnoosh's Financial Planner Tells All!

May 21st, 2015


I talk about this amazing woman from time to time on the show… and figured I HAVE to once and for all shine a light on her and have her share her insights and advice with my audience. I’m honored to introduce our guest …

129: Elle Martinez, Founder of

May 20th, 2015


Today's guest is Elle Martinez. She's a personal finance blogger and online entrepreneur. She is the founder of, and a weekly podcast called Couple Money Podcast. And on the podcast she teaches couples …

128: Jon Acuff, Author of Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work and Never Get Stuck

May 19th, 2015


Today’s guest is Jon Acuff, the New York Times Bestselling author of five books including his most recent, Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work and Never Get Stuck. He's a well-known public speaker, social media …

127: Matt Giovanisci on Millennials & Money

May 18th, 2015


Today’s guest is Matt Giovanisci. He’s a website wizard, podcast producer, coffee connoisseur and all-around creative powerhouse. He makes a living by writing, building websites, producing funny rap videos (you have to …

126: Ask Farnoosh: How Can I Consolidate My Student Loans?

May 17th, 2015


In this episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer questions about student loan consolidation, where to put money that you saved after college, it's never to …

125: Ask Farnoosh: How Do I Financially Support My Parents?

May 16th, 2015


In this episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer questions about how to support your parents financially, whether it's possible to take part in P2P lending whilst on a visa, how to conquer relational issues when it comes to …

124: Joan Sotkin, Holistic Business and Money Coach

May 15th, 2015


Today's guest has been looking for something a lot deeper and more meaningful than a typical definition of success throughout her life. For years she …

123: Lauren Bowling, Founder of

May 14th, 2015


Today's guest is Lauren Bowling. She's the founder of the personal finance website It's an award winning blog which she began as a young professional, highlighting the ups and downs of her …

122: Todd Tresidder, Founder of

May 13th, 2015


Very excited to introduce our guest today. His name is Todd Tresidder. He is our second guest on So Money to retire in just his 30's. The first one …

121: Crystal Hammond, Founder of

May 12th, 2015


Today we're going to talk to a woman who will help us learn how to make some serious money on the side. She is the queen of side hustles, her name is Crystal Hammond. She's a former day trader. Today she's a real estate …

120: Bill Rancic, Winner, "The Apprentice" & Entrepreneur

May 11th, 2015


Do you remember watching The Apprentice when it first aired? I'm not talking Celebrity Apprentice, but you know, the very first Apprentice that kicked off. I think it was 10, 11 years ago. It was an epic debut. Do you …

119: Ask Farnoosh: Should I Borrow From My 401k?

May 10th, 2015


In this episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer questions about whether or not you should borrow from your 401K, How much is too much  for an apartment …

118: Ask Farnoosh: Where Do I Shop for Life Insurance?

May 9th, 2015


In this episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer questions about identifying your target market, overcoming anxiety whilst investing in yourself and where to shop for life insurance.

117: Jen Hemphill, Money Coach & Entrepreneur

May 8th, 2015


I’m excited to welcome today’s guest. She’s relatable, down-to-earth and practical. For years, she felt frustrated and stuck in her day job, working endless hours to just pay all her bills…with little left over. And …

116: Dr. Brad Klontz, Financial Psychologist

May 7th, 2015


Our guest today explains it all as his profession, Dr. Brad Klontz is an award-winning Financial Psychologist and a Certified Financial Planner. He …

115: Simon Cunningham, Founder of LendingMemo Media

May 6th, 2015


Today's guest is the founder and CEO of LendingMemo Media. His name is Simon Cunningham, and he runs the Seattle-based company that promotes peer to peer lending education. 
If you're not familiar with P2P lending, it …

114: Beverly Harzog, Author of "The Debt Escape Plan"

May 5th, 2015


I'm excited for today's guest. She's a nationally recognized credit card expert, consumer advocate, and former Certified Public Accountant. She's also the author of the new book, "The Dead Escape Plan" and three other …

113: Catherine Alford, Money Guru & Founder of BudgetBlonde

May 4th, 2015


Today's guest is Catherine Alford, or Cat for short. She's the founder of and a personal finance writer who's been featured in some of the top media outlets including the Huffington Post, US News World …

112: Ask Farnoosh: Saving Money in a Long Distance Relationship

May 3rd, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer questions about when it's the right time to move out, saving money in long-distance relationships and how to save more.

111: Ask Farnoosh: My Mother In-Law is a Financial Mess!

May 2nd, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer questions about student loans, aggressive investing and mother-in-laws caught in financial difficulties.

110: Jeffrey Zurofsky, Restaurateur & Star of Bravo's Best New Restaurant

May 1st, 2015


His name is Jeffrey Zurofsky. You may have heard of him. He is an incredibly talented chef and a successful restauranteur who broke into the New York …

109: Valerie Rind, Author of Gold Diggers and Deadbeat Dads

April 30th, 2015


Ever have a friend who borrowed money and then never paid you back? OR worse, an ex spouse who ran off with your inheritance or never paid alimony?
My guest today is the author of book with lots of stories like that, …

108: David Stein, Creator of "Money For the Rest of Us"

April 29th, 2015


My guest today is David Stein, host of Money For the Rest of Us, a weekly personal finance podcast. He also runs the Money For the Rest of Us Hub, an online educational platform on money, how it works, and how to …

107: Stefanie O'Connell, Author of The Broke and Beautiful Life

April 28th, 2015


Deemed the Mindy Kaling of personal finance, Stefanie O’Connell is a Millennial money expert, author and entrepreneur whose primary focus is keeping the discussion of finance simple, honest, and real.  …

106: Steve Stewart, Founder of MoneyPlan SOS

April 27th, 2015


Today on the show we have a personal finance architect. Doesn’t that sound cool? I thought I was creative in calling myself a personal finance …

105: Ask Farnoosh: Where to Invest $2,000?

April 26th, 2015


In today's Ask Farnoosh episode questions about where to start investing, support groups to learn about finances in NYC, thoughts about retirement savings and where to invest just $2000.

104: Ask Farnoosh: Can I Afford Grad School?

April 25th, 2015


In today's Ask Farnoosh episode questions about whether to start podcasting, saving for your children's education and whether you can afford grad …

103: Kathleen King, Founder of Tate's Bake Shop

April 24th, 2015


If you have a sweet tooth like me, you will appreciate the awesome deliciousness that comes from the award-winning Tate·s Bake Shop in Southampton, …

102: Sandra Bernhard, Actor & Comedian

April 23rd, 2015


Today’s guest is someone I’ve been wanting to talk with for years! She is hilarious… She is an award-winning comedian, actor and musician, Sandra Bernhard. Described as a “living, breathing bonfire” and “a super smart …

101: Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments

April 22nd, 2015


I'm very honored and elated to welcome today's guest, Dan Price. He is the man of the moment. I'm sure you've read about him and his incredible decision. As the founder and CEO of Gravity Payments, a credit card …

100: Tim Sykes, Pro Investor and Founder of

April 21st, 2015


Those of you who are interested in the stock market and enjoyed listening to the recent episode with Frank Cruzio (episode 78) are in for another treat… Today’s guest is a rader who made millions by age 22 by investing …

99: Zac Bissonnette, Author of The Great Beanie Baby Bubble

April 20th, 2015


  Today’s guest is the best-selling author of the recent book The Great Beanie Baby Bubble and two other highly acclaimed bestsellers which he wrote before his 24th birthday: Debt-Free U and How to Be Richer, Smarter, …

98: Ask Farnoosh: Should I Cash in My Paid Vacations?

April 19th, 2015


In today's Ask Farnoosh episode questions about whether you should give up on paid vacations to have more money, podcasting awards, burning out and …

97: Ask Farnoosh: Where to Find Freelance Writing Gigs?

April 18th, 2015


In today's Ask Farnoosh episode questions about freelance writing, podcasting equipment and creating a business credit with a new business.

96: Bravo's "Flipping Out" Star Jenni Pulos

April 17th, 2015


My guest today is the diversely talented Jenni Pulos. Like a lot of us she has a maxed out to-do list. She is best known as Executive Assistant to …

95: Jesse Mecham, Founder of

April 16th, 2015


If your budgeting is not where you want it to be… and you are wondering what else you can do, today’s guest might be able to help. He is the founder and CEO of or YNAB, Jesse Mecham. Fueled by the …

94: "Money Girl" Laura Adams

April 15th, 2015


Today's guest is the "Money Girl" Laura Adams. Laura is a personal finance expert and award-winning author of multiple books, including Money Girl’s …

93: Corey Allan, Founder of

April 14th, 2015


In researching my latest book When She Makes More, I reached out to some of the most renowned experts in the field of money and relationships. I came across Dr. Corey Allen who is our guest today. Corey is a husband, …

92: Patti Stanger, The Millionaire Matchmaker

April 13th, 2015


I have a guilty pleasure. And that guilty pleasure is an entire channel… known as Bravo.  From the Real Housewives of Beverly Hilss to Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. And today, we have one of my favorite …

91: Ask Farnoosh: Ok to Buy a Home When Nearing Retirement?

April 12th, 2015


In today's Ask Farnoosh episode... questions about buying a home close to retirement and co-mingling bank accounts in your relationship.

90: Ask Farnoosh: How to Start a Business With No Savings?

April 11th, 2015


In this Saturday's Ask Farnoosh questions about accelerating a mortgage payoff, starting a business with no savings and how to launch a speaking career. I've got answers! Tune in...

89: Paula Rizzo and Achieving Financial Freedom One List at a Time

April 10th, 2015


Raise your hand if you’re big on making lists! I am raising both hands right now. And I’ve got one foot in the air. I’ve been creating lists since I …

88: Jesse Draper, Host of The Valley Girl Show

April 9th, 2015


Today’s guest is a digital media pioneer and an incredible inspiration to me and millions of other entrepreneurs. She is the creator and host of “The Valley Girl Show” and CEO of Valley Girl, Inc. She has produced and …

87: Jo-Ná Williams, Entertainment Attorney Discusses Protecting Your Work and Rising to the Top

April 8th, 2015


Today’s guest is a professional musician turned entertainment attorney and business coach. Jo-Ná Williams is the founder and CEO of J.A. Williams Law firm which helps artists, content creators and entertainers navigate …

86: Jeff Kreisler, Author of Get Rich Cheating

April 7th, 2015


Today’s guest is the award-winning comedian, Jeff Kreisler. He is a triple threat! A writer, performer and producer with impressive Ivy League credentials… who believes that the world can be saved with more thinking, …

85: Ramit Sethi and Achieving More in 2015

April 6th, 2015


Ramit Sethi is the author of the New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich" and writes for over half a million monthly readers on his …

84: Ask Farnoosh: How Do I Get Rid of My Timeshare?

April 5th, 2015


Does saving money for my child's college education lower my chances of getting financal aid? And what the heck do I do with my stinkin' time share? I …

83: (FIXED) Ask Farnoosh: I Got Bullied In a Job Interview. What Now?

April 4th, 2015


How much should we borrow to attend college and what do I say if a prospective employer insists on knowing my previous salary?

82: Mandi Woodruff, Yahoo!Finance Correspondent

April 3rd, 2015


My guest today knows what it feels like to be in your 20s and overwhelmed by work, money and just, life, in general. She’s only 27 years old and has …

81: Bernardo Mendez, Relationship Coach on Living Your Great Life

April 2nd, 2015


Whether you are single or in a relationship, living in a flashy metropolis or a quiet suburb, you have probably experienced how difficult it is to …

80: Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche

April 1st, 2015


Many of my guests on the show have told me how important it is to start talking with kids about money… early and often. And one of my recent guests, …

79: Ryan Lee, Internet Entrepreneur on Starting Your Own Business

March 31st, 2015


Have you ever watched when kids play … and wished that you had the same bold, fearless attitude towards… pretty much everything? It seems that no …

78: Frank Curzio Gives Advice for Beginner Investors

March 30th, 2015


I’m excited to welcome our first stock expert and active investor on the show, Frank Curzio. By now, you probably know that I subscribe to the passive philosophy when it comes to investing – that’s right I love my index …

77: Ask Farnoosh: Should I Bank on Social Security?

March 29th, 2015


Should I bank on social security? And what financial moves should I make now before I move overseas? Lots of great questions on this edition of Ask …

76: Ask Farnoosh: How Much Should I Save for Retirement

March 28th, 2015


Farnoosh answers your biggest money questions. Today: What's the ideal age to retire and how much should I have? and How do you How do you approach …

75: Marni Battista on Making Money Work in Your Relationship

March 27th, 2015


I’m excited to welcome our first LOVE guru on the show. Her name is Marni Battista. She is the founder and CEO of, a million …

BONUS: Is College Worth $200,000?

March 27th, 2015


Let's say you or your child gets accepted to Stanford or Harvard, an elite private college that consistently ranks in the tippity top of higher …

74: Paul Sullivan, NYT Columnist on Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy

March 26th, 2015


Today’s episode: What it means to live a truly wealthy life. Told by a man who’s job it is to report on the country’s ultra rich, how they think, …

73: Kabir Sehgal, Author of Coined: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us

March 25th, 2015


Today’s guest makes me feel terribly under accomplished. He is a modern day Renaissance man. His name is Kabir Sehgal. I was introduced to Kabir by a mutual friend who thought he’d be a perfect fit for the show because …

72: Lynnette Khalfani-Cox and Affording College

March 24th, 2015


If you are thinking about going to grad school… or have children heading off to college soon, you’re probably wondering 'How the heck can I afford …

71: David Pottruck, Former CEO of Charles Schwab Talks Setbacks and Success

March 23rd, 2015


Today’s episode is another great reminder that no matter how painful a life blow or a career setback, you can still recover… and not just survive but …

70: Ask Farnoosh: How Can I Monetize My Website?

March 22nd, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your questions about monetizing a website, whole life insurance and the best way to withdraw your …

69: Ask Farnoosh: How Much Net Worth Should I Have?

March 21st, 2015


Should I lease a car? What should my net worth be? What medical marijuana companies are hot? I have a ton of money, so should I pay of my student …

68: Jeff Olson: CEO of Neurium Talks Happiness, Money and Prosperity

March 20th, 2015


Three years ago the United Nations sanctioned March 20th as International Day of Happiness – day to drive awareness for the need for happiness in our worlds. Today’s guest is a major supporter of this event. He is the …

67: Jaime Tardy, Founder of The Eventual Millionaire

March 19th, 2015


For most of us, including yours truly, having strict deadlines can be very helpful in achieving our goals… And for today’s guest, Jaime Tardy, a …

66: Gretchen Rubin and Mastering Financial Habits

March 18th, 2015


If you’re someone interested in the psychology of money and learning more about yourself and why you do what you do when it comes to money, you’ll …

65: Susan Beacham, Founder of Money Savvy Generation

March 17th, 2015


Today’s guest is a leading expert on money, kids and financial literacy and the creator of the Money Savvy Pig. She is also a banking and investment management veteran who worked with high net worth individuals for over …

64: John Lee Dumas on Going From Success to Significance

March 16th, 2015


oday’s guest is a podcasting legend who’s inspired millions to act on their entrepreneurial dreams – including YOURS TRULY. He is the Founder and …

63: Ask Farnoosh: How Can I Hide Money to Score Financial Aid?

March 15th, 2015


In this episode of AskFarnoosh questions regarding how to buy disability insurance, saving on childcare and how to hire a tax preparer.  Also, where can  you legally "hide" money to position yourself in the best way …

62: Ask Farnoosh: How to Manage $200,000 in Student Loans

March 14th, 2015


On today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, answering your questions about reducing the interest on a six-figure student loan figure, choosing a travel …

61: Michael O'Neal: Living Large as a Solopreneur

March 13th, 2015


One of my recent guests on the show, Amanda Steinberg, the founder of, said that she "ate struggle for breakfast" throughout her life. And that’s a trend that I’m starting to see across the board… among …

60: Tim Ferriss on Life Experiments, Financial Failure and Investing Right

March 12th, 2015


Tim Ferriss joins So Money to talk career, investing, experimentations, rejection, Billy Joel and so much more. Learn how Tim volunteered his time to …

59: Robert Coorey and How to Feed a Starving Crowd

March 11th, 2015


Today’s guest joins us all the way from Australia. He’s an incredibly successful online marketing expert and a best-selling author of Feed a Starving …

58: Mark and Lauren Greutman: Erasing $40,000 in Debt

March 10th, 2015


I’m excited to welcome our first couple to the show, the amazing Mark & Lauren Greutman, the co-founders of a personal finance website, Having gone through financial hardships, they are now on a …

57: Nicole Lapin on Being a Rich Bitch

March 9th, 2015


Fast forward a decade later, she has become a much admired financial journalist and a money expert. In addition to having worked as a business anchor at CNN and CNBC, she has contributed to MSNBC and TODAY show and …

56: Ask Farnoosh: How to Become More Money Conscious?

March 8th, 2015


In this episode of Ask Farnoosh, how to plan your estate when you're divorced with two children, saving for retirement for the first time at 50 years …

55: Ask Farnoosh: Should ethics play a role in financial decisions?

March 7th, 2015


What role should our ethics play in our financial decisions? Farnoosh answers your biggest money questions on this latest episode of Ask Farnoosh. …

54: Shama Hyder and The Zen of Social Media Marketing

March 6th, 2015


Today’s guest is a Millennial superstar and a visionary strategist for the digital age. She is the CEO and founder of the Marketing Zen Group, an integrated online marketing and PR firm. She is the best-selling author …

53: Jack Canfield and Achieving Wealth with The Success Principles

March 5th, 2015


I’d bet most of you - or all of you - have heard of or read The Chicken Soup for the Soul series. The book has sold more than 500 million copies in …

52: Ric Edelman and Choosing a Financial Planner

March 4th, 2015


Whether you’re ready to work with a financial advisor and not sure how to go about it… or just trying to figure out if you should work with one, …

51: Helaine Olen, Author of Pound Foolish

March 3rd, 2015


One of my #SoMoney guests last week, Chris Brogan, astutely noted that there was a direct correlation between being yourself and making money, And I …

50: Linda Descano, President and CEO of Women & Co.

March 2nd, 2015


Today’s guest is a personal finance and marketing powerhouse who rose through the ranks at one of the largest financial institutions in the world! Linda Descano is now the Head of Content and Social Media at Citigroup. …

49: Ask Farnoosh: Tired of Paying for My Girlfriend. Help!

March 1st, 2015


How  to invest for a secure future? And what to do if you feel taken advantage of - financially - in your relationship? Lots of interesting - and smart = questions on today's episode of Ask Farnoosh.
Check out …

48: Ask Farnoosh: How Do We Split Bills if I Make More?

February 28th, 2015


In this installment of Ask Farnoosh, answers to your questions about paying off a mortgage, how to pay bills in a relationship where there is a wide income disparity between partners and how to start investing at a …

47: Ron Lieber, NYT Columnist on How to Unspoil Your Kids

February 27th, 2015


Are your kids spoiled? Be honest. Could your children be a little more patient and grounded? Today’s guest has written a great book about how to more …

46: Chris Brogan and Achieving Goals Once and For All

February 26th, 2015


Even though this is NOT something we like to admit, we know all too well that our New Year’s resolutions do not always pan out the way we want! In …

45: Chris Ducker and Making Plans to Retire at 50

February 25th, 2015


Today's guest in an international superstar. Chris Ducker is the founder and CEO of Virtual Staff Finder and the Live2Sell Group of Companies. He is well known as a "Virtual CEO.” He is a frequent keynote speaker. We …

44: Manisha Thakor and Achieving MoneyZen

February 24th, 2015


I’ve been privileged to have many amazing women on the show! And today’s guest is no exception. Manisha Thakor is a founder of and a financial literacy advocate for women, who co-authored two critically …

43: J. Money : Founder of

February 23rd, 2015


J. Money is one of the most influential financial bloggers of our time and the founder of 2 personal finance websites and He also coaches people interested in blogging and online …

42: Ask Farnoosh: Is Outsourcing Worth It?

February 22nd, 2015


In this installment of Ask Farnoosh, questions about retirement planning, paying down debt in your 60s and the benefits of outsourcing.
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41: Ask Farnoosh: How to Save on My Wedding?

February 21st, 2015


Farnoosh answers questions about how to save on a wedding, paying down debt after a job loss, investing for retirement and much more. Head to

40: Amanda Steinberg: Founder of Talks Women, Wealth & Leadership

February 20th, 2015


If you’re a woman seeking more financial guidance, inspiration and a supportive community, you’ll love today’s episode. We have the founder and CEO of the web’s premiere financial media company for women …

39: Ryan Levesque and How to "Ask" Your Way to Millions

February 19th, 2015


Today’s guest started investing when he was 10 years old and managed to grow his $5,000 inheritance to pay for two years of college. My guest today …

38: Mr. Money Mustache: Rebel with a Financial Cause

February 18th, 2015


Without a doubt, today’s guest is going to make you smile… He is a thirty-something retiree who now writes a personal finance blog with a cultish …

37: Josh Elledge and Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone

February 17th, 2015


Today’s guest is going to give us the kick in the pants that we often need to get outside our comfort zone, to face the fear, get in the seat of creation and do even greater things. Get ready to become uncomfortable! …

36: Pat Kiernan: NY1's Morning News Anchor Talks Real Estate, Costco, Kelly Ripa and More.

February 16th, 2015


Pat Kiernan is the morning news anchor at NY1 News, the most beloved anchor in The Big Apple and well known for his "In the Papers" feature, where he summarizes the content from the New York City’s daily newspapers. AND …

35: Ask Farnoosh: What Should I Do With $10,000?

February 15th, 2015


In this episode Farnoosh responds to audience questions about credit card debt, investing books, Roth IRAs and whether she'd ever consider interviewing her parents on the podcast! For more, check out

34: Ask Farnoosh: Should I work for a brand name company? Or with a start-up?

February 14th, 2015


Today we have questions about paying off student loans completely versus using extra money to invest, whether to take a personal finance course and how to figure out whether to work for a large, brand name company or a …

33: Barbara Stanny and Building Sacred Success

February 13th, 2015


Barbara, author of Sacred Success, has made it her mission to revolutionize women’s relationship to money. She shares her journey to financial …

32: Michael Parrish Dudell, Author Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business

February 12th, 2015


Michael is the bestselling author of the show’s official book – Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business – that teaches how to successfully launch and …

31: Les Gold: Money Lessons From a Hardcore Pawn Broker

February 11th, 2015


Today I have the mac daddy of pawn brokers on the show, Les Gold. His Detroit pawn shop - American Jewelry & Loan · is the famous scene of the …

30: Soraya Darabi and Maxine Bédat: Being a Conscious Consumer

February 10th, 2015


Soraya and Maxine co-founded, a shopping platform and lifestyle destination for consumers who care about the origins of the items they …

29: Rachel Cruze and Raising Money Smart Kids

February 9th, 2015


For Rachel Cruze, growing up as the daughter of Dave Ramsey was a powerful character building experience that helped her establish good habits early …

28: Ask Farnoosh: Should I Take the Job Offer?

February 8th, 2015


Farnoosh answers audience questions about Roth IRAs, 401k rollovers, whether to know to accept a new job and lots more! Check out …

27: Ask Farnoosh: What To Do With My Inheritance?

February 7th, 2015


Farnoosh answers audience questions about what to do with an inheritance, leveraging assets and starting a business. For more visit

26: Tom Corley and Developing "Rich" Habits

February 6th, 2015


Imagine going from rich to poor overnight. Guest Tom Corley experienced just that at the gentle age of 9 when his family went from being …

25: Seth Godin: The Meaning of Money and the Choice to Live a Happier Life

February 5th, 2015


We're disrupting the So Money interview format for a special guest, Seth Godin, who is profoundly changing everything - the rules of business, …

24: Dan Schawbel and Banking on Your Brand

February 4th, 2015


Dan Schawbel is the founder and the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm, which helps companies better …

23: Melinda Emerson and How to Become Your Own Boss

February 3rd, 2015


Farnoosh interviews #SmallBizLady Melinda Emerson about her new updated book Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months and how she built her business by …

22: Dr. Greg Wells and Prioritizing Life for Maximum Performance

February 2nd, 2015


Farnoosh interviews Dr. Greg Wells, a scientist, broadcaster, author, coach and athlete, who has dedicated his career to better health and …

21: Ask Farnoosh: I'm Obsessed With Investing! Help!

February 1st, 2015


Farnoosh answers audience questions about how to curb your enthusiasm for investing around family and friends, how to reduce dining out costs and how …

20: Ask Farnoosh: How Should I Value My Money?

January 31st, 2015


Farnoosh answers audience questions. What is a good way to figure out what you value most when it comes to money and spending?  How do I save with …

19: Brittney Castro and Mastering Your Money Now

January 30th, 2015


Brittney Castro, founder of FinanciallyWiseWomen joins the podcast to share her journey empowering modern women with the tools and mindset for living …

18: Stephanie Burns and Living on Cash

January 29th, 2015


Ever wonder what it·s like to be on Wheel of Fortune? Meeting Pat Sajak? And landing on BANKRUPT?? My guest today has been there. A mid-westerner at heart Stephanie Burns is the founder and CEO of Chic CEO. She …

17: Jacki Zehner and Trailblazing Wall Street

January 28th, 2015


Jacki Zehner is a trailblazer and champion for women’s advancement and leadership. It started at Goldman Sachs, where in 1996 she became the youngest …

16: Leanne Jacobs and Connecting Self Esteem with Self Worth

January 27th, 2015


Money and lifestyle expert Leanne Jacobs joins So Money to discuss the viscous cycle some of us get into of "chasing" the money, the powerful …

15: J.D. Roth and Being a Profitable Person

January 26th, 2015


J.D. Roth started the award winning blog back in 2006, a site that Money magazine named "the Web’s most inspiring personal finance blog." GetRichSlowly has grown into an active community with thousands …

14: Ask Farnoosh: Where Can I Find Legit Online Work?

January 25th, 2015


In today's episode of Ask Farnoosh, Farnoosh responds to listeners' questions regarding ways to find legit online work, whether whole life insurance …

13: Ask Farnoosh: Should I Hire a Tax Preparer

January 24th, 2015


Farnoosh responds to listeners' questions about tax preparation, finding  your dream career and to which charities Farnoosh enjoy contributing. Click here to ask Farnoosh a question.

12: Kate Northrup and Her Money Love Story

January 23rd, 2015


Farnoosh interviews bestselling financial author of Money: A Love Story, Kate Northrup. During the interview Kate describes the importance of identifying what we value in our lives and how that translates into a …

11: Dave Asprey and How to Bulletproof Your Finances

January 22nd, 2015


Dave Asprey is a self-described ‘biohacker’ who invested $300,000 to hack his own biology and from there he lost 100 pounds and started somewhat of a …

10: Danielle LaPorte and Financial Spirituality

January 21st, 2015


Danielle opens ups about how gratitude is not only a part of her spiritual practice but also part of her bottom line. She also speaks candidly about getting fired from her OWN company and living off of many credit cards …

9: Rebecca Jarvis and Secrets to Career Success

January 20th, 2015


Chief Business and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis talks about her rise to broadcast stardom and the financial principles that have guided her along the way.For more check out

8: Robert Kiyosaki and Getting a "Second Chance"

January 19th, 2015


Robert Kiyosaki, author of the international best seller Rich Dad Poor Dad joins the show. Robert published that book back in 1997 and since then he’s gone on to became a passionate and outspoken advocate for financial …

7: Ask Farnoosh: Savings, Scams and CFPs

January 18th, 2015


Farnoosh answers your questions submitted at about ways to save for a rainy day, choosing a financial planner and ways to recognize scam mail.

6: Ask Farnoosh: Retirement, Student Loans & Investing

January 17th, 2015


Host Farnoosh Torabi responds to audience questions submitted on regarding finance, career, life, etc. In this episode she fields questions related to real estate, paying off student loans and ways to …

5: David Bach and Being a Go Giver

January 16th, 2015


Farnoosh Torabi interviews 9 times New York Times Bestselling author and financial expert David Bach. We’ll learn about David’s "go-giver" financial philosophy…and what it was like – after 10 years trying to get on her …

4: Lewis Howes and Living in a World of Abundance

January 15th, 2015


Farnoosh Torabi interviews Lewis Howes, an online marketing expert, sought-after business coach, podcast host and entrepreneur. In this interview Lewis shares the single book that changed his financial life and his "So …

3: James Altucher and Overcoming Financial Scarcity

January 14th, 2015


Farnoosh Torabi interviews James Altucher, serial entrepreneur and bestselling author. In this interview James talks about how financial health is simply a bi-product of living a healthy life. Plus, learn about the …

2: Jean Chatzky and Mastering Your Financial Goals

January 14th, 2015


Farnoosh Torabi interviews her first boss and NBC Today Show Financial Editor Jean Chatzky. Learn about how Jean sets financial goals and achieves them, her 6-word money mantra, and the memorable job growing up that …

1: Tony Robbins and the Steps to Financial Freedom

January 14th, 2015


Farnoosh Torabi interviews Tony Robbins, bestselling author, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Learn the moment in Tony’s life that shaped, not only his financial perspective, but his entire philosophy on life, as well …

0: Welcome to So Money

January 14th, 2015


Creator and host Farnoosh Torabi describes the journey of bringing her new daily podcast to life and the great line up of guests forthcoming. Check out for more.

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