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Host Farnoosh Torabi is an award-winning financial strategist, TV host and bestselling author. So Money brings inspiring money strategies and stories straight from today's top business minds, authors and influencers. What was their financial journey and how do they master their money today? Hear fro… read more

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1195: How Sensitivity Can Be Your Superpower at Work

May 5th, 2021


Are you sensitive? Well then guess what - you have a superpower, says guest Melody Wilding, author of the new book Trust Yourself: Stop Overthinking and Channel Your Emotions at Work. Wilding draws on decades of …

1194: Financial Infidelity and Secretly Carrying $100k in Credit Card Debt

May 3rd, 2021


Guest Melissa Houston shares how she secretly racked up over $100,000 in credit card debt, the day she confessed to her husband and her emotional road to recovery.

More about Melissa: She is a Certified Professional …

1193: Ask Farnoosh: Biden's Capital Gains Tax Hike, Post-Vaccine Spending and Investing in Art

April 30th, 2021


It's a jam-packed Ask Farnoosh Friday with questions related to President Biden's tax change proposals, whether it's OK to paint your house versus …

1192: Why We Should (and Can) All Be Millionaires with Rachel Rodgers

April 28th, 2021


Our discussion around women and wealth continues with guest Rachel Rodgers, founder of HelloSeven and author of the the highly anticipated book We …

1191: A Mom's Guide to Managing Money with Author Catherine Alford

April 26th, 2021


Guest Catherine Alford shares advice from her new book, Mom's Got Money: A Millennial Mom's Guide to Managing Money Like a Boss, an instruction manual to help moms use the skills they already possess to become …

1190 Ask Farnoosh: How Do Wealthy Women Invest?

April 23rd, 2021


In this week's Ask Farnoosh, one listener, who is close to erasing $100,000 worth of debt, wonders how to now move onto her savings goals when she's so exhausted from her debt payoff. Another listener wonders how …

Bonus: From College Dropout to "Most Admired" CEO, In Conversation with Kirk Simpson, CEO of Wave Financial

April 22nd, 2021


We are in conversation with an entrepreneur named Canada’s Most Admired CEO in the growth sector. Kirk Simpson, is the co-founder and CEO of Wave Financial, an accounting software business, that was recently acquired by …

1189: The Brain Science of Branding and Spending Triggers with Leslie Zane

April 21st, 2021


What compels us to spend on certain brands over others? Guest Leslie Zane runs Triggers Brand Consulting, the first female-founded brand consultancy …

1188: The New Economics of Dating and How to Measure Your "Match"

April 19th, 2021


We're discussing dating, finding love and the economics of today's modern romances with Jon Birger, author of Make Your Move: The New Science of Dating and Why Women Are In Charge. Farnoosh and Jon discuss the perils of …

1187: Ask Farnoosh: The "Struggles" of an Overnight Tech Millionaire

April 16th, 2021


Did you read the article in New York Magazine this week about the young woman who made $6 million in her start=up company's IPO? And how she's very, very troubled by it? Farnoosh and co-host Georgia Lee Hussey, founder …

1186: Jannese Torres-Rodriguez, Financial Freedom for Latina Women

April 14th, 2021


Jannese is a nationally-acclaimed Latina Money Expert, Educator, Speaker, Writer and Business/Wealth Coach. She became an accidental entrepreneur …

1185: Writer Rachel Sklar Talks Single Motherhood, Selling Her Company and Bitcoin

April 12th, 2021


Entrepreneur and writer Rachel Sklar joins the podcast to share the behind-the-scenes of selling her company The, a global community of high …

1184: Ask Farnoosh: How to Be a Better Spender, Affording City Living and Life After Student Loans

April 9th, 2021


Listeners ask about how to best afford moving to a more expensive city, splitting rent when you earn less than your partner and how to get more comfortable with spending. Guest co-host is Brittney Castro, CFP and …

1183: Think Like a Breadwinner with Jennifer Barrett, Author and Money Expert

April 7th, 2021


Though nearly half of working women in the United States are now their household's main breadwinner, most women still aren't raised to think like …

1182: The Lost Art of Connecting with Susan McPherson

April 5th, 2021


At a time when we are more physically distant than ever before—how can we reverse the growing trends of disconnection to forge meaningful connections …

1181: Ask Farnoosh: Leasing a Car, Investing in Crypto, Paying off $80k in Student Loans

April 2nd, 2021


This week's Ask Farnoosh answers listeners questions related to paying off student loans and whether it's OK to invest at the same time, what to do with a $10,000 cash bonus from work, maybe invest in crypto? And what's …

1180: How to Get Financially Whole with Tiffany Aliche "The Budgetnista"

March 31st, 2021


Tiffany Aliche, aka The Budgetnista, is back on So Money, sharing insights from her new #1 bestselling book Get Good with Money: 10 Simple Steps to …

Bonus: Financial Relief for Struggling Homeowners and Renters

March 29th, 2021


Happy Monday! Delivering a special BONUS episode, in partnership with Fannie Mae, providing timely advice and support for struggling homeowners and renters impacted financially by COVID-19. The pandemic has hurt so many …

1179: Helping Refugee Youth Gain Financial Literacy with Charlie Grosso, Founder of Hello Future

March 29th, 2021


Guest Charlie Grosso is the founder of Hello Future, a nonprofit organization that bridges the education gap for adolescent refugees. The …

1178: Ask Farnoosh: A Weird 401(k) Problem, Buying a House with an Inherited Roth IRA and Free Credit Counseling

March 26th, 2021


We cover a lot of ground on Ask Farnoosh, answering questions related to a strange 401(k) at work, the pros and cons to placing a smaller down payment on a home, using an inherited Roth IRA to pay for a home purchase …

1177: How a Local Bakery (Barely) Survived the Pandemic

March 24th, 2021


By the end of 2020 roughly 3 out of every 10 small businesses that were open in New Jersey at the beginning of 2020 had closed. Today we're spotlighting a local bakery in Montclair, NJ (my town) for a behind-the-scenes …

1176: The Financial Benefits of a College Gap Year with Abby Falik, Founder of Global Citizen Year

March 22nd, 2021


The pandemic drove many incoming freshman students to defer their first year of college and take an unexpected 'gap year.' But what if this became …

1175: Ask Farnoosh: Claiming the Stimulus Check, Retiring Early and Buying an Investment Property

March 19th, 2021


On this week's Ask Farnoosh, listeners want to know if it's better for married couples to file taxes separately to claim the stimulus, how to retire …

1174: Squashing $170,000 Worth of Debt with Financial Coach Britni Ross

March 17th, 2021


Our guest today erased six figures worth of consumer debt and now runs a successful business, while teaching many on how to reclaim their financial …

1173: Recalculating Your Career in a Post-Covid World with Lindsey Pollak

March 15th, 2021


Guest Lindsey Pollak is a New York Times bestselling author and career and workplace expert. Her newest book, Recalculating: Navigate Your Career …

1172: Ask Farnoosh: Can (and Should) You Buy a House in this Crazy Market?

March 12th, 2021


This week's Ask Farnoosh episode covers pros and cons to buying in today's hot real estate market, financial (and life) advice for your 30s and the lowdown on Health Savings Accounts. Guest is Adam Auriemma, Editor in …

1171: Promoting Inclusivity at Work, Closing the Wage Gap and Building Generational Wealth

March 10th, 2021


We cover it all today! From how businesses can (and should) be more inclusive, the fight for equal pay at work and how to create generational wealth. …

1170: How One Mom Stopped Shopping on Amazon for Good

March 8th, 2021


#BoycottAmazon has been trending on Twitter lately. Maybe you’ve seen the headlines about Amazon’s alleged unsustainable and unfair working conditions

1169: Ask Farnoosh: Roth IRA Penalties, Stock "Slices" and Locking in a Mortgage Rate

March 5th, 2021


Farnoosh answers listeners' questions about what to do after accidentally contributing to a Roth IRA when your incomer exceeded the limit, as well as whether it's wise to invest in stock "slices." Also: When does it …

1168: Using Your Intuition to Achieve Financial Goals with Laura Day

March 3rd, 2021


How can we use our intuition to drive smart decisions during a time of great uncertainty? New York Times-bestselling author Laura Day has spent nearly four decades helping individuals, organizations, and companies …

1167: How to Brag Better with Author Meredith Fineman

March 1st, 2021


On today's episode: How to brag about your accomplishments without sounding pompous? How to get ahead at work with an effective "bragging" strategy?

Meredith Fineman is the author of Brag Better: Master the Art of …

1166: Ask Farnoosh: Is it a Good Time to Buy a House? And is it Wise to Pay Down my Mortgage Early?

February 26th, 2021


Lots of real estate questions on So Money today. From figuring out whether it's a wise time to buy a home in seller's market and whether or not it's worth it to pay off a mortgage early, Farnoosh tackles listeners' …

Bonus: How Will Robots Change Our Financial Lives?

February 25th, 2021


How do you feel about the idea of robots playing a bigger role in our financial lives? What does that even mean? I recently teamed up cloud computing …

1165: Investing in Women, Disrupting the Legal Industry and Common Startup Mistakes with Candice Cook Simmons, Founder of the Cook Law Group

February 24th, 2021


The pandemic has spurred disruption and acceleration around the world. Our guest Candice Cook Simmons, Founder of the Cook Law Group, is navigating these times by disrupting her industry, and investing more in …

1164: The Future of Money with Daniel Simon, Author of The Money Hackers

February 22nd, 2021


Fintech is changing our lives, from Robo-advisers to mobile banking and Bitcoin. In his new book, The Money Hackers, author Daniel Simon focuses on …

1163: Ask Farnoosh: Why D*ve R*msey Got it Really Wrong About Stimulus Checks

February 19th, 2021


Farnoosh shares her opposing thoughts on finance guru D*ve R*msey's comments on F*x N*ws regarding why a $600 or $1400 stimulus check is bad news for …

1162: Leveraging Your Artistic Assets with Steven Wallace, Composer, Singer and Filmmaker

February 17th, 2021


Prolific composer and artist Steven Wallace joins So Money to discuss the release of highly anticipated film musical Hal King, a hip hop/r&b …

1161: How to Make Hard Decisions About Money & Life...Easy

February 15th, 2021


Guest Stef Ziev is an executive coach and creator and host of the Permission to Choose podcast. She shares her strategies for helping clients overcome decision paralysis, overcome mental blocks and make choices aligned …

1160: Ask Farnoosh: Financial Advice For My 40s (And You Can, Too!)

February 12th, 2021


As Farnoosh journeys further into her 40s, she shares her top pieces of financial advice to accomplish in the next decade. Plus, listeners ask: How to talk to parents about their finances if they're stubborn or too …

1159: Smart Ways to Invest in Real Estate in 2021

February 10th, 2021


If you're interested in building wealth through real estate investments, our guest Fee Gentry can help. She is an Austin-based real estate agent and "agent for change," focused on supporting female and Black investors …

1158: How to Practice Anti-Racism in Money and Work with Trudi Lebron, Founder of ScriptFlip!

February 8th, 2021


Today's podcast centers around ways business owners and individuals can lead with a greater commitment towards equity and inclusion, From more conscious day-to-day spending to making an impact - both inside and outside …

1157: Ask Farnoosh: What do you think of the Robinhood app?

February 5th, 2021


On this Friday's Ask Farnoosh, listeners want to know about whether or not to quit a job, how to handle a $40,000 signing bonus and how to teach kids of all ages about money. Plus, hear what Farnoosh thinks about the …

1156: Didn’t get a stimulus check? How to claim that money on your taxes

February 3rd, 2021


Tax season is delayed this year. What will that mean for our taxes? Adam Auriemma, Editor-in-Chief of NextAdvisor, joins to share some important IRS …

1155: Following a New Career Path at 40 with Tina Wells, Entrepreneur and Author

February 1st, 2021


At age 16, Tina Wells began what would become a multi-million dollar marketing firm, Buzz Marketing Group, that would claim Apple, The Oprah Winfrey …

1154: Ask Farnoosh: What's All This GameStop Drama and Why Does it Matter?

January 29th, 2021


Today’s Ask Farnoosh focuses on a recent market event that’s taken Wall Street and the investing world by storm: the GameStop "Short Squeeze." The stock has soared an epic 1,700% recently since December, driven by …

1153: The Price You Pay for College with Ron Lieber, NYT Columnist

January 27th, 2021


It is "the most complex and emotionally fraught financial decision that many families will ever make," says my guest Ron Lieber about college. This …

1152: How Women Can (and Should) Make More Money with Claire Wasserman

January 25th, 2021


Ladies Get Paid is not only a fast-growing community for women seeking career support and guidance, it is now a bestselling book. Co-founder and author Claire Wasserman joins to share some of her best advice for …

1151: Ask Farnoosh: I earn $6k a month from my side hustle. Can I quit my day job?

January 22nd, 2021


This week's So Money mailbag includes questions related to quitting a day job to pursue a side hustle, saving up to buy a home and convincing reluctant parents to save and invest for retirement.

Joining as co-host is …

1150: How a Black-Owned Trading Firm is Helping to Narrow the Racial Wealth Gap

January 20th, 2021


There are many reasons for the existing racial wealth gap. The fact that most Black households don't invest does not help.

According to the Federal …

1149: Divorcing in a Pandemic (and Other Tough Stuff) with Kimberly Seals Allers

January 18th, 2021


Kimberly Seals Allers is a maternal and infant health advocate and tech founder. Her latest passion project is Irth (as in Birth but we dropped the B for bias), a "Yelp-like" review and rating app that addresses racism …

1148: Ask Farnoosh: Best Financial Advice for Generation X?

January 15th, 2021


On this week's Ask Farnoosh, questions from the So Money mailbag include: Should we sell our house or rent it out? How much is too much owning …

1147: Find Your Dream Job in 2021 (and Earn Passive Income!) with Ramit Sethi

January 13th, 2021


If you want to land your dream job this year or negotiate for a much bigger raise, this episode is a must-listen. Friend of the show Ramit Sethi, author of The New York Times bestselling book I Will Teach You to Be Rich

1146: Navigating Motherhood, Money and Work in a Female-Led Recession

January 11th, 2021


Government subsidized child care. Super flexible work schedules. The current recession has been extra devastating for women workers and we need all …

1145: Ask Farnoosh: My Partner Has $400,000 in Student Loans. What Should I Do?

January 8th, 2021


On this week's Ask Farnoosh, is it smart to step in and help a partner who's buried in student loan help by offering to help him or her pay it off? What are some graduate-level programs worth paying to study? Can I …

1143: Money Fluency, Financial Sustainability and the Benefits to Slowing Down

January 4th, 2021


For the first fresh episode of 2021, Farnoosh sits down with the multi-talented Umbreen Bhatti, Director of The Athena Center for Leadership, Barnard …

1142: Ask Farnoosh: The new FICO score, real estate investing and managing a cash windfall

January 1st, 2021


If you've chosen to spend your New Year day listening to So Money - you're on the right track! This episode is a replay of one of the most popular …

1141: Best of 2020: How to Create a Healthier Money Mindset

December 30th, 2020


Today's show reviews some of the best discussions related to money mindset in 2020. The way we think is so much of where our financial reactions and decisions arise. How to develop a healthier mindset to help you make …

1140: Best of So Money 2020: Black Wealth Matters

December 28th, 2020


Today’s episode shares moments from 2020’s Black Wealth Matters series, discussions about what it means to be Black in America and trying to achieve financial freedom. Hear excerpts from Farnoosh’s conversations with …

1139: Ask Farnoosh: What are some smart ways to earn passive income?

December 25th, 2020


Not surprising, this Ask Farnoosh episode, which first aired earlier in 2020, became one of the top-downloaded episode of the year. Who doesn't want to learn how to make more money, right? The episode was also so much …

1138: Best of So Money 2020: Buying, Selling and Investing in Real Estate

December 23rd, 2020


A review of some of the top interviews related to real estate in 2020, including conversations with real estate guru and author Ilyce Glink, co-hosts of The Bigger Pockets podcast Mindy Jensen and Scott Trench, and …

1137: Best of So Money 2020: Farnoosh's Favorite Episodes

December 21st, 2020


Farnoosh reveals a few of her favorite episodes from 2020. We'll hear excerpts from her conversations with Heather Chauvin, an entrepreneur and mom of four who battled stage 4 cancer, Bill Perkins, author of the book …

1136: Ask Farnoosh: College Savings Plans, the Student Loan Crisis and Negotiating a Salary

December 18th, 2020


On today's Ask Farnoosh, CFP and founder of Modernist Financial Georgia Lee Hussey joins to answer your latest money questions: How to adjust college …

BONUS: Managing Student Loan Debt (Part II)

December 17th, 2020


Today’s episode is the second of two bonus shows dedicated to answering your student loan questions, a collaboration with TIAA, a leading provider of …

1135: Managing Money in Your Business...Better. Guest: Melanie Hopkins, Founder of Finance Friend

December 16th, 2020


You might be great at making money in your business...but can you manage it, too? The pain point of many business owners and entrepreneurs is, funny enough, figuring out the money stuff and running that aspect of the …

1134: The Psychology of Money with Author Morgan Housel

December 14th, 2020


Mastering money has little to do with math. Instead, behavior is the most important side of investing, says today's guest Morgan Housel, author of …

1133: Ask Farnoosh: Your Top Money Questions for the New Year

December 11th, 2020


*This episode is brought to us by COUNTRY Financial.

We're looking ahead and helping you answer some of your 2021 money questions today.

I’ve recently partnered with COUNTRY Financial, and they conducted a survey checking …

BONUS: Managing Student Loan Debt (Part I)

December 10th, 2020


Today’s episode is one of two bonus shows dedicated to answering your student loan questions, a collaboration with TIAA, a leading provider of …

1132: Why the Future is Bright for Professional Women with Kristy Wallace, CEO of Ellevate Network

December 9th, 2020


While 2020 was a step backwards for female employment, my guest believes that big changes are afoot to support professional women in the workplace. Kristy Wallace is the CEO of Ellevate Network, and is responsible for …

1131: Comedy, Money and the Middle East with Negin Farsad

December 7th, 2020


Negin Farsad was named one of the 53 Funniest Women by Huffington Post and her TEDTalk on social justice comedy has been seen by millions. She is …

1130: Ask Farnoosh: Money Strategies for Married Couples

December 4th, 2020


On this week's Ask Farnoosh, a listener requests financial advice for her relationship. Another fan wants to know how to best save for a child's …

1129: The Truth About Financing a Documentary with Film Maker Wendy Sachs

December 2nd, 2020


What does it cost to produce a documentary? Can you get rich selling a project to Showtime or Amazon?

Wendy Sachs recently pivoted from her career as a bestselling author and speaker to produce a documentary. She spent …

1128: Career Support and Strategies for Women of Color by Women of Color

November 30th, 2020


Rha Goddess and Deepa Purushothaman were brought together over five years ago. Deepa was a “first” Senior Partner at Deloitte. Rha left corporate America and the chemical industry as an “only” two decades ago to focus …

1127: How I negotiated a speaking deal to earn 10 times more.

November 27th, 2020


(Replay) I recently had an experience that was proof positive of all the advice shared on So Money about how to negotiate your worth. The following …

1126: How Marijuana Went Mainstream with Heather Cabot, Author of The New Chardonnay

November 25th, 2020


From Snoop Dogg to Martha Stewart and suburbia, marijuana has entered the mainstream. What drove this movement? It's a story about business, race, …

1125: Pivoting When Your Entire Industry Shuts Down with Margaret Skoglund, Founder Virtual Broadway

November 23rd, 2020


When Broadway went dark in March 2020 following the pandemic, countless artists and performers found themselves suddenly out of work, including …

1124: Ask Farnoosh: Save extra cash for retirement or a home down payment?

November 20th, 2020


Questions this week about how business owners can raise prices without turning off existing clients. Also, how to find a mentor and earn more media …

1123: How to Create a Fearless Money Mindset with Arian Simone

November 18th, 2020


Arian Simone knows what it’s like to experience financial highs and lows. She went from being abruptly fired, forced to live in her car, and living off food stamps to becoming a philanthropist and running her own …

1122: Negotiate a Raise (or Anything) with Alexandra Carter, Author of Ask For More

November 16th, 2020


Can you *really* ask for a raise right now? In a recession? Our guest Alexandra (Alex) Carter says it's not impossible. She's spent that last 11 …

1121: Ask Farnoosh: First-Time Homebuyer Advice and How to Best Save for Retirement? IRA or 401(k)

November 13th, 2020


This week's edition of Ask Farnoosh responds to audience questions related to home buying. Is it OK to buy a home if you don't have a lot of cash for a downpayment? Also, what's better for retirement savings, a Roth IRA …

BONUS: Farnoosh talks saving, budgets and preparing for a layoff on the Hello Monday podcast

November 12th, 2020


A special drop! In case you missed it, Jessi Hempel, host of the amazing podcast Hello Monday, interviewed me about the relationship between money and work, why money is really important (and when it is not), and what …

1120: The Best Business to Start Now with Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec

November 11th, 2020


A recession is historically a great time to start a successful business. Shark Tank star and serial entrepreneur Robert Herjavec joins Farnoosh to …

1119: The Future of Work with Jessi Hempel, Host of Hello Monday

November 9th, 2020


What will be the future of the workplace? How can women, who've been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and recession, land back in their careers? Guest Jessi Hempel is a senior editor at large at LinkedIn and …

1118: Ask Farnoosh: What Does the Election Mean for Our Finances?

November 6th, 2020


Farnoosh discusses what a Biden or Trump win may mean for taxes, jobs, stocks and more. Bankrate's Chief Financial Analyst Greg McBride weighs in with advice and historical context.

Learn more about your ad choices. …

1117: Raising Strong and Financially Secure Black Kids with Anne-Lyse Wealth

November 4th, 2020


How can Black families raise financially savvy children? What are the specific challenges families of color face when it comes to creating and …

1116: How to Make Big Life Changes and Move in the Pandemic

November 2nd, 2020


If you're considering making a big move - personal or professional - in this strange moment, my guest today will offer inspiration and guidance. Chanie Wilschanski is a friend of the podcast, first visiting the show in …

1115: Ask Farnoosh: Should We Sell Our House Right Now?

October 30th, 2020


Is now a smart time to sell? What's the best way to find a financial planner? How to best pay for a kitchen remodel? How can I save on home and auto insurance right now? Farnoosh tackles your most recent financial …

1114: Financial Advice for Teachers with Professor Mark Schug

October 28th, 2020


This episode is dedicated to all of our great, hardworking teachers who deserve far more than they earn. Our guest Mark Schug is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and co-author of the new book, …

1113: Managing Motherhood and Work with Mandi Woodruff Santos, Co-Host of the Brown Ambition Podcast

October 26th, 2020


Mandi Woodruff is the executive producer and co-host of the Brown Ambition Podcast, which she launched in 2015 with Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche. Brown Ambition has been named one of the Best Financial Podcasts of …

1112: Ask Farnoosh: How to Manage Family Finances in the Pandemic?

October 23rd, 2020


Today’s Ask Farnoosh focuses on questions related to managing your family finances in this pandemic and recession.

I recently partnered with COUNTRY Financial and they recently conducted this eye-opening survey which …

1111: Kara Goldin, Founder of Hint Water and Author of Undaunted

October 21st, 2020


Like so many great entrepreneurs’ stories begin, Kara Goldin discovered her business idea through solving a problem in your own life, wanting to …

1110: Sally Taylor: Vice President and General Manager, FICO

October 19th, 2020


This episode is part of a two-episode series in partnership with FICO. Our initial episode tackled all of your top credit score-related questions. …

1109: Ask Farnoosh: Should I wait to invest until after the election?

October 16th, 2020


How do elections impact the stock market and is there reason to pause your investment strategy until after November 3? This week's Ask Farnoosh responds to audience questions related to the election, as well as whether …

1108: How to Talk to Your Kids About Money with Authors Doug Nordman and Carol Pittner

October 14th, 2020


Whether you’re struggling for the words (and patience) to discuss topics like allowances and college costs with your teenager or want to encourage …

1107: The future of school and a new business that solves a massive problem.

October 12th, 2020


They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and in the pandemic, as families struggle to address the education gap for their kids, a group of moms got together to create an essential platform for parents and …

1106: Ask Farnoosh: Should I Buy or Lease a Car?

October 9th, 2020


**This episode of So Money is sponsored by Auto Navigator from Capital One.**

Today we're answering your money questions related to buying a car, a deep-dive on all-things auto.

The fact is many of us are shopping for a …

1105: How to Pick Winning Investments (and What is Going on with the Markets?) with The Investing Tutor, Dr. Hans Boeteng

October 7th, 2020


If you're looking at the stock market and wondering why it's not suffering as much as the economy, my guest can explain. Dr. Hans Boeteng is also known as The Investing Tutor and he dedicates his work to teaching others …

1104: How Race Impacts Real Estate Decisions with Popcorn Finance Host Chris Browning

October 5th, 2020


A lot of Americans are choosing to relocate in the pandemic, but as my guest Chris Browning, host of the podcast Popcorn Finance explains, moving to a new part of the country can be challenging when you're Black or a …

1103: Ask Farnoosh: Should We Wait to Buy a House and Rent, Instead?

October 2nd, 2020


Is now a 'good time' to buy or rent? Do I need life insurance? How should I tackle my fiance's student loans? All these questions answered and more …

1102: Money and Mimosas Founder Danetha Doe

September 30th, 2020


Danetha Doe is the creator of Money & Mimosas® and host of the Money Sex Power podcast.

Money & Mimosas is a financial well-being resource enjoyed by readers in over fifty countries. Danetha was named a personal …

1101: How to Make the Most of the School Year with Education Expert Ana Homayoun

September 28th, 2020


There’s plenty to be frustrated with, as a parent to a child experiencing school virtually this fall. Same for teachers, administrators and students. …

1100: Ask Farnoosh: When Will New York City Make a Comeback?

September 25th, 2020


On this week's Ask Farnoosh, host Farnoosh Torabi responds to audience questions related to the real estate market, specifically in New York City. Will the Big Apple get its groove back in the next year or two? Also: …

1099: The GirlBoss Sophia Amoruso on Failure, Cancel Culture and Her Newest Endeavor

September 23rd, 2020


Sophia Amoruso, aka THE GIRL BOSS, is a New York Times bestselling author and serial entrepreneur. In her latest venture, she’s going wheels up with a new program called Business Class, an in-depth online …

1098: Suzanne Somers on Health, Wealth and Reinvention

September 21st, 2020


I first came across Suzanne Somers in the summer of 1986, as I was watching reruns of the early episodes of Three’s Company with my mom in our living …

1097: Ask Farnoosh: House Rich But Cash Poor. Now What?

September 18th, 2020


Farnoosh Torabi answers listeners' questions related to retirement preparation, paying off student loans versus investing and dealing with a scarcity mindset that prevents you from spending money, even when it's a good …

1096: Closing the Education Gap with Nitiya Walker, Founder of Seeds of Fortune

September 16th, 2020


Nitiya Walker is a social entrepreneur who's paying it forward. Her foundation Seeds of Fortune helps minority teen girls apply for college …

1095: Financial Advice for Women Right Now with CFP and Author Sarah Catherine Gutierrez

September 14th, 2020


The pandemic-recession continues to create bigger challenges for women. Today's guest Sarah Catherine Gutierrez, author of But First, Save 10 and founder of Aptus Financial, shares strategies that women can practice to …

1094: Ask Farnoosh: Should I sell my house so I can invest more for retirement?

September 11th, 2020


In this week's Ask Farnoosh, Farnoosh answers questions from listeners regarding ways create a will and trust affordably, how to build a financial …

1093: Yumna Jawad, Founder of Feel Good Foodie on How to Build a Top Instagram Business

September 9th, 2020


I've been cooking a lot more over the last six months and have discovered some incredible recipes from the spectacular Yumna Jawad, founder of Feel …

1092: New Ways to Think About Debt, Saving and Retirement with Financial Expert Ali Katz

September 7th, 2020


Ali Katz is a personal finance expert, seven-figure entrepreneur, and lawyer who as made over a million dollars of financial mistakes in her life. …

1091: Ask Farnoosh: Answering All Things Credit with FICO

September 4th, 2020


We are focusing on all-things credit today, thanks to our friends at FICO.

Earlier, I asked you to submit your top credit-related questions and we've rounded up many of them for this episode. From how to boost your …

1090: Financial Empowerment for Women of Color with Bola Sokunbi

September 2nd, 2020


(A replay)

For many women, especially women of color, access to financial education isn’t as readily available. But our guest today is trying to …

1089: Three Biggest Questions for Planning Your Financial Life with George Kinder

August 31st, 2020


Can asking just three questions transform your relationship with money? Our guest today is called the father of financial life planning. George Kinder is a Harvard educated economist turned CPA, turned financial …

1088: Ask Farnoosh: How Can I Double My Net Worth in 8 Years?

August 28th, 2020


This week on Ask Farnoosh, listeners ask about how to accelerate net worth in the few, critical years before retirement, as well as how to ask for a raise if you work in a government job. Plus: pensions and investing in …

1087: The Financial Triumphs of an Undocumented Immigrant

August 26th, 2020


(Replay from August 26, 2019) Daniela Pierre-Bravo has a lengthy roster of accomplishments: She is a booking producer for MSNBC’s Morning Joe and recently co-authored a book with Mika Brzezinski, providing …

1086: The Budget Mom on How to Erase $80,000 of Debt in Eight Months

August 24th, 2020


If you’ve ever felt like budgeting just doesn’t work for you, my guest Kumiko Love can relate. Frustrated by traditional budgeting methods, she created her own technique to pay off almost $80,000 of debt in eight …

1085: Ask Farnoosh: Is it OK to spend money right now?

August 21st, 2020


In this week's Ask Farnoosh, a discussion on the best places to store cash in a recession, collecting unemployment while on the Paycheck Protection …

1084: Mastering Video Basics for Your Business and Career with Producer Kristian Golick

August 19th, 2020


How to leverage video in today's world to grow your business, brand or career? How to stand out from the crowd and create compelling video on a budget? Kristian is a professional video content producer that teaches …

1083: Women, Work and the Financial Impact of the Pandemic with Lacy Garcia, Founder of Willow

August 17th, 2020


The pandemic has disproportionately impacted women in this country in terms of unemployment, stress and family care. Guest Lacy Garcia, founder of financial startup Willow, discusses the challenges and the long-term …

1082: Ask Farnoosh: Ignoring Student Loans, Benefits of a Cash-Out Refinance and Dealing with Credit Fraud

August 14th, 2020


How to invest in a rental property when you're in a different country? Should you just ignore your federal student loans while the automatic …

1081: Organizing Important Documents in a Pandemic Recession with Lisa Woodruff, Author of The Paper Solution

August 12th, 2020


America is drowning in paper. If you stacked all the paper the average family uses in just one year, the piles would be as tall as a two-story house. …

1080: Defying Odds with Tech Entrepreneur Myoshia Boykin-Anderson

August 10th, 2020


Myoshia Boykin-Anderson has had an incredible journey that led her to found her company AndTech Solutions in 2009. As a mother with no savings and no …

1079: Ask Farnoosh: How to Recover from Bankruptcy?

August 7th, 2020


In this week's Ask Farnoosh, CFP and founder of FIT Advisors, Anjali Jariwala joins to answer listeners' questions about bankruptcy, paying off debt, saving for a home and creating a financial plan.

More about Anjali: …

1078: BiggerPockets Money Co-Hosts Mindy Jensen and Scott Trench on Recession Economics, Real Estate Investing and Early Retirement

August 5th, 2020


What is the deal with the stock market? How is the current recession different than the one from 2008/2009? How to think about real estate and your …

1077: The Case for Spending All Your Money Before You Die with Bill Perkins, Author of Die with Zero

August 3rd, 2020


In his new book, Die with Zero, Bill Perkins challenges the notion of passing down your wealth. In fact during a health screening, his doctor asked in the evaluation about financial stress: “Do you have fears of running …

1076: Ask Farnoosh: Should I Use Student Loans to Invest in the Market?

July 31st, 2020


Delyanne The Money Coach Barros joins Farnoosh to answer the latest money questions from the audience. Questions include: Is it wise to use student loans to invest in the market? Why is one of my credit scores so …

1075: F.I.R.E. Movement Feature: Our Rich Journey’s Amon and Christina Browning

July 29th, 2020


We continue to take a closer look and have deeper conversations with some of the minority faces of the FIRE movement.

On Monday we spoke with Paula …

1074: F.I.R.E. Movement Feature: Paula Pant, Founder of Afford Anything

July 27th, 2020


This week I’m chatting with a number of people who identify as members of the FIRE movement, which stands for Financial Independence Retire EarlY. The mission is to intensely save and invest —over half your income—so …

1073: Ask Farnoosh: Should I Buy a Home with My Partner? We're Not Married.

July 24th, 2020


Is it too risky to buy a home with someone you're not married to? What are some ways to protect yourself if you choose to be a co-borrower on the mortgage? In this week's Ask Farnoosh, host Farnoosh Torabi also …

1072: Pivoting to a Web-Only Business in the Pandemic with Sarah Farzam, Founder of Bilingual Birdies

July 22nd, 2020


Learn how one small business is transitioning to an all digital-only experience for its kid clientele and expanding its work force and creating job opportunities for more individuals at the same time. Sarah Fazam, …

1071: How to Live on the Smallest Budget with Jully-Alma Taveras, Founder of Investing Latina

July 20th, 2020


What is the LEAST amount of money you could spend each month, while staying current with bills and other financial responsibilities? Guest Jully-Alma …

1070: Ask Farnoosh: Making More Money and Investing in Dividend Stocks and SRI

July 17th, 2020


A teacher asks how she can make more money and another listener wants to know how to begin investing in Socially Responsible Investments, Plus: dividend investing and how to incorporate Black Lives Matter in our …

1069: Monetizing Your Skills and Life Post-Layoff with Stacia Crawford, Journalist and Entrepreneur

July 15th, 2020


On today's show with guest Stacia Crawford, we're discussing life after a layoff, monetizing your skills, as well as the behind-the-scenes of producing for one of the country's top television stations.

Stacia is an …

1068: Dealing with Childhood Financial Trauma with Author Leisa Peterson

July 13th, 2020


Establishing a healthier mindset and management around money requires reconciling with the past, and facing any potential childhood money trauma head …

1067: Ask Farnoosh: Where to Save for a Goal 10 Years Away?

July 10th, 2020


On this week’s Ask Farnoosh, a listener asks about intermediate savings and the best place to either save or i vest that money. Also: consolidating …

1066: How to Land a Great Job in a Pandemic and Recession with Expert Lauren McGoodwin

July 8th, 2020


How to find meaningful work right now? How to be a true Ally in the workplace and how to reframe your career ambitions in the near future? We're …

1065: New York Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte

July 6th, 2020


Rodneyse Bichotte is the first Haitian-American woman elected in New York City, representing Brooklyn as the Assemblymember and State Committee Woman / District Leader for New York State’s 42nd Assembly District. She …

1064: Ask Farnoosh: Best Credit Cards, HELOCs and Buying versus Renting

July 3rd, 2020


In this episode of Ask Farnoosh, host Farnoosh Torabi and guest Georgia Lee Hussey, CFP and CEO of Modernist Financial, address recent questions posed by listeners. What are the best credit cards for big purchases? …

1063: Adam Auriemma, Editor-in-Chief of NextAdvisor

July 1st, 2020


Joining me today is the new Editor-in-Chief of NextAdvisor, Adam Auriemma.

NextAdvisor is a brand new personal finance platform that just launched earlier this summer, in partnership with Time Magazine. I am a …

1062: Black Wealth Matters: Tiffany Dufu, Author of Drop the Ball and Founder of The Cru

June 29th, 2020


In our final installment for Black Wealth Matters, we welcome Tiffany Dufu. She is founder and CEO of The Cru. Their algorithm matches circles of …

1061: Black Wealth Matters: Yemi Rose, Founder of

June 26th, 2020


The newest guest in our #BlackWealthMatters series is entrepreneur Yemi Rose. He is the founder of OfColor, a digital financial wellness platform …

1060: Black Wealth Matters: "The Budgetnista" Tiffany Aliche

June 24th, 2020


Back by popular demand is Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche. She shares her personal challenges with building wealth, all while building a …

1059: Black Wealth Matters: NBA Sports Agent Dominique Stapleton

June 22nd, 2020


According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, 15.7% of NFL players have filed for bankruptcy within twelve years of retiring. A Sports Illustrated article reports that 78% of NFL players and 60% of NBA players …

1058: Black Wealth Matters: Rachel Rodgers, Founder of

June 19th, 2020


We welcome entrepreneur Rachel Rodgers back to the show to talk about how business owners can go beyond the traditional lip service of "supporting" supporting Black Lives Matters and actually serving as Allies and …

1057: Black Wealth Matters: His and Her Money Founders Talaat and Tai McNeely

June 17th, 2020


A new Northwestern University study based on data from the Federal Reserve estimates that on average for every dollar of accumulated wealth that …

1056: Black Wealth Matters: Donovan Ramsey, Journalist and Author

June 15th, 2020


Today’s guest is my former editorial assistant and right hand guy, Donovan X Ramsey, who first appeared on the show in 2015. As a friend and …

1055: Black Wealth Matters: Stephanie Vaught, Founder of Social Money Finance

June 12th, 2020


Stephanie Vaught, J.D. is a Gen X Financial Coach and Founder of Social Money Finance, LLC. Her company specializes in teaching effective money management and helping people build a life they love.

Stephanie was born and …

1054: Black Wealth Matters: Queen Latifah

June 10th, 2020


Queen Latifah made her first big splash onto the music scene at age 19, with the release of her hit rap single “Ladies, First.” For the next three …

1053: Black Wealth Matters: Dr. Nicole Garner Scott, Financial Expert and Entrepreneur

June 8th, 2020


Dr. Nicole Garner Scott is the Atlanta-based founder of Amount Financial Services. She is dedicated to creating financial breathing room for …

1052: Black Wealth Matters: Minda Harts, Bestselling Author of The Memo

June 5th, 2020


Continuing our Black Wealth Matters series with Minda Harts, founder of The Memo LLC, a career development company for women of color, and author of 

1051: Black Wealth Matters: Myleik Teele, Founder and Chief Experience Officer of curlBOX

June 3rd, 2020


Over the years many outstanding Black individuals who fought racism and oppression to achieve personal wealth and career success have graced my podcast. For the next 10 episodes - from today June 3rd through June 24 …

1050: Stimulus Checks, Mortgage Forbearance and Rent Negotiation with Lauren Silbert of

June 1st, 2020


From how to spend the stimulus check to mortgage forbearance and rent negotiations, Lauren Silbert, VP and General Manager of personal finance …

1049: Ask Farnoosh: Your Home Buyer Checklist

May 29th, 2020


This week's Ask Farnoosh covers more real estate ground, as well as questions about investing for retirement. Farnoosh also shares her homebuyer checklist for anyone interested in purchasing a home this year.

Learn more …

1048: Behind-the-Scenes of Real Estate with Million Dollar Listing's Tracy Tutor

May 27th, 2020


Sticking with the week's theme of real estate, Tracy Tutor, star of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, joins the show with details of the …

1047: ICYMI: All Things Real Estate with Ilyce Glink

May 25th, 2020


Real estate expert Ilyce Glink answers all of our top questions about buying and selling in the current market. How has the pandemic impacted housing prices and is now a good time to buy?

This episode originally aired on …

1046: Ask Farnoosh: Should I Change My Investments?

May 22nd, 2020


This week Farnoosh welcomes back financial advisor and founder of Modernist Financial Georgia Lee Hussey to answer listeners' questions including: …

1045: Financial Survival in a Pandemic with Certified Financial Planner Tom Corley

May 20th, 2020


For many, 2020 will be characterized as the year of survival. Our guest Tom Corley, CFP, offers financial advice to help us keep head above water as …

1044: Navigating Grief with Sarah Nannen, Author of Grief Unveiled

May 18th, 2020


We are experiencing grief in all forms these days. Whether it's grieving the loss of a loved one, the loss of connection with others or the loss of a job and financial grief...Navigating a tremendous loss is one of the …

1043: Ask Farnoosh: Should I Offer to Get Laid Off?

May 15th, 2020


Should I offer to voluntarily quit my job right now? Should I save more or invest? And what are some good personal finance resources for teens? …

1042: Gaining Financial Confidence with Author Lydia Fenet

May 13th, 2020


LYDIA FENET knows how to drive a negotiation and ask for what she wants - something that may feel challenging to do right now. As Global Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships and Lead Benefit Auctioneer at …

1041: The Future of College and Millennial Wealth with Scott Galloway, NYU Professor and Co-host of Pivot

May 11th, 2020


Exploring the future of college and millennials, as well as the trickle-down impact of the $2 trillion stimulus on corporations, individuals and the …

1040: Ask Farnoosh: Getting Divorced in a Pandemic. Help!

May 8th, 2020


The latest questions from listeners include how to manage finances post-divorce (and during a pandemic), paying down student loans with varying interest rates and how to bring up the concept of a prenup to your partner. …

1039: All Your Real Estate Questions Answered with Ilyce Glink

May 6th, 2020


ok How will the pandemic impact real estate? Is now a smart time to buy? Sell? Rent? What housing trends might we see in the wake of Covid 19? Real estate guru Ilyce Glink joins Farnoosh to share insights and reports …

1038: Fighting Limiting Money Beliefs (Especially Now) with Erika Gerdes

May 4th, 2020


Letting go of expectations - personal, professional and financial - is a great challenge for many of us right now. This podcast focuses on how to continue to create forward momentum for yourself, even as it may not feel …

1037: Ask Farnoosh: Should I buy a house? Should I pay off my fiancé's debt? Is it safe to rollover my 401(k) right now?

May 1st, 2020


Host Farnoosh Torabi addresses listeners' questions about home buying, managing money in a relationship and safely rolling over a 401(k) into an IRA. …

1036: The Pandemic's Impact on the Influencer Market with Instagram Star and Entrepreneur Katie Sturino

April 29th, 2020


How has the pandemic influenced the influencer market? With the downturn in the economy many businesses have pressed PAUSE on marketing and our guest Katie Sturino, entrepreneur and social media influencer shares …

1035: Fitness Guru Shaun T on Building Wealth, Investing in People and Minding Your Health

April 27th, 2020


Shaun T is a world-renowned health and fitness motivator, husband, father of twins, TV host and social media influencer (over 3 million followers). …

1034: Ask Farnoosh: Should I still go to graduate school in the fall?

April 24th, 2020


Listeners send in their most pressing financial questions amid the pandemic and economic slowdown.

  • Will the 10% early withdrawal penalty be waived if …

1033: Heather Chauvin on Life, Work and Money After Battling Stage 4 Cancer

April 22nd, 2020


Life throws us all curveballs - especially now. Guest Heather Chauvin shares how to handle them and emerge triumphant.

Being diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer was the kick in the pants that my guest today says she needed to …

1032: How One Small Business is Avoiding Layoffs, Gravity CEO Dan Price

April 20th, 2020


As CEO of his company, Dan Price went from earning $1 million a year to $70,000 to now $0…as his business Gravity Payments struggles to stay afloat amidst the current economic crisis

You may remember Dan who joined us on …

1031: Ask Farnoosh: Affording a Home, Repaying Student Loans and Retiring Early in a Recession

April 17th, 2020


From home affordability to student loan repayment to retiring early, Farnoosh and special co-host Georgia Lee Hussey address the latest questions from So Money listeners, amidst the economic crisis.

Georgia is Founder …

1030: What's in the Stimulus Plan...Actually?

April 15th, 2020


From expanded unemployment benefits to the stimulus check and the Paycheck Protection Plan, the federal government's $2.2 trillion stimulus plan or …

1029: A Different Way to Save, Advice from BetterWealth Founder Caleb Guilliams

April 13th, 2020


My guest today is a wealth manager who says despite the downturn in the market, his clients didn't lose any money. How is that possible?

Caleb Guilliams is the founder and CEO of BetterWealth, a company committed to …

1028: Ask Farnoosh: Taking on Debt to Survive the Pandemic

April 10th, 2020


Is it OK to take out a student loan right now - even if you don't *need* it - to help cover living expenses in case the pandemic leads to more financial stress in your life? Also what is the best way to support the …

1027: The Audacity to Be Queen with Author Gina DeVee

April 8th, 2020


Gina DeVee is a women’s empowerment and success coach with a new book coming out later this month called The Audacity to Be Queen. While the launch, she says, has been impacted by the health crisis, she’s finding that …

1026: Regaining Control of Your Life with Susie Moore

April 6th, 2020


In uncertain times, we grow even more uncertain about our choices, our self-worth, and direction in life. I wanted to invite back one of my best friends and mentors Susie Moore to share her wisdom and reflections on how …

1025: Ask Farnoosh: I can't work due to Covid-19. What now?

April 3rd, 2020


Farnoosh address some of your latest money questions surrounding all the economic uncertainty and turmoil. From job loss to investing, refinancing a mortgage and more. What are the best money moves right now?

Learn more …

1024: Managing Financial Stress in Your Relationship with Lindsay Bryan-Podvin

April 1st, 2020


Now more than ever, couples are faced with tough financial circumstances. Are you ready and willing to work through this with your partner? Lindsay Bryan-Podvin is a biracial financial therapist, speaker, and author who …

1023: Living in Italy, Financial Expert David Bach on Managing Your Mind and Money Right Now

March 30th, 2020


We are in conversation with the one and only David Bach, financial expert and 10-time New York Times Bestselling author. I trust and appreciate David's advice and his perspectives SO MUCH, ever since he wrote his first …

1022: Ask Farnoosh: Your Latest Coronavirus Money Questions

March 27th, 2020


How to continue to pay rent if I've lost my job? Can I afford to continue investing? Where is the market headed and how might it impact my job security? Farnoosh and special co-host Georgia Lee Hussey, CFP and Founder …

1021: The Trick to Knowing Your Worth with Kara Loewentheil

March 25th, 2020


We’re discussing on the show today something that may feel completely unimaginable right now — how to earn MORE money in 2020. Many of us started the new year with ambitions to get a raise or increase business revenue. …

1020: Minding Your Personal Health and Wellness with Fitness Guru Tracy Campoli

March 23rd, 2020


Staying indoors is currently best for the public's health, but how can we be sure to take care of our personal health at the same time? Finding time to workout and eat healthy can feel especially challenging during …

1019: Ask Farnoosh: How to Manage Your Money Amidst the Coronavirus Crisis

March 20th, 2020


Farnoosh has been giving some counterintuitive advice lately related to our finances amidst the health crisis. And she's not apologizing! This week …

1018: Coronavirus & Your Money: Parenting While Working From Home with Pamela Pekerman

March 18th, 2020


Many families will be home for weeks and months to come, attempting to work and parent under one roof. Our guest Pamela Pekerman is a serial …

1017: Coronavirus and Your Money: Earning More in a Recession with Business Coach Kimberly Lucht

March 16th, 2020


Kimberly Lucht is a business coach who helps women make their first six figures doing what they love. Degree-trained in psychology, she previously …

1016: Ask Farnoosh: Coronovirus Impact on Our Finances with Bankrate's Greg McBride

March 13th, 2020


While it may not feel all that appropriate to talk about money at a time when human lives are at stake, the coronavirus is taking a toll on our …

1015: How Trauma Impacts Financial Wellness with Psychotherapist Nicole Symcox

March 11th, 2020


Our guest today is Nicole Symcox, a highly sought-after licensed psychotherapist who helps her clients deal with trauma and - in many cases - put …

1014: Managing Money in Your Relationship with Dr. Joy Lere

March 9th, 2020


Dr. Joy Lere is a psychologist who focuses on money and mindset. Through her work she has seen that lack of money knowledge combined with discomfort …

1013: Ask Farnoosh: What is Farnoosh Doing with Her Money Amidst Coronavirus Threats?

March 6th, 2020


We begin today's Ask Farnoosh with a page out of Farnoosh's money journal where she shares personal thoughts and honest advice regarding the Coronavirus and its impact on our personal finances. A listener also asks …

1012: How to Avoid Working-Mom Burnout with Kari Clark, Founder of Uplift

March 4th, 2020


Kari Clark founded Uplift out of her own experience. She has two kids (ages 6 and 4) who both made her better at her job and life. Post-kids, she made a significant career shift, saw improved performance reviews, lost …

1011: Coronavirus' Impact on Our Finances with Investopedia's Editor-in-Chief Caleb Silver

March 2nd, 2020


What kind of impact can we expect from the global spread of the Coronavirus on our personal finances? Guest Caleb Silver shares his perspectives. Caleb is the Editor in Chief of Investopedia, the world's leading source …

1010: Ask Farnoosh: Is Spending Money on Storage Worth It?

February 28th, 2020


On this week's Ask Farnoosh listeners want to know the cost-benefit of storing furniture and other household items. Also: the benefits of working …

1009: How Working Moms Can Achieve Career and Financial Fulfillment with Blessing Adesiyan

February 26th, 2020


Guest Blessing Adesiyan is the founder of Mother Honestly, a platform that inspires, encourages and guides the modern ambitious woman to thrive in and beyond motherhood. Through online content, and offline activations, …

1008: Tapping Your Way to Financial Clarity with NYT Bestselling Author Nick Ortner

February 24th, 2020


Tapping has become a fast-growing, simple way to address both the emotional and physical problems that tend to add stress to our lives. Guest Nick …

1007: Ask Farnoosh: How to deal with a spouse's six-figure debt?

February 21st, 2020


This week on Ask Farnoosh, special co-host Priya Malani, the founder and CEO of Stash Wealth joins to answer listener questions. From how to make money from what you KNOW to dealing with a partner's six-figure debt and …

1006: How to Get Paid to Speak with Grant Baldwin

February 19th, 2020


Have you ever wondered how people become professional speakers and get paid to speak? My guest today is Grant Baldwin, author of the new book The …

1005: How I paid off $111,000 in debt with Allison Baggerly of Inspired Budget

February 17th, 2020


On her blog and popular Instagram account, Inspired Budget, Allison Baggerly teaches her budgeting method to thousands of followers. Her advice stems …

1004: Ask Farnoosh: The new FICO score, real estate investing and managing a cash windfall.

February 14th, 2020


This week's Ask Farnoosh plucks questions from Farnoosh's Instagram followers related to managing a cash windfall, understanding how the new FICO …

1003: Designing Your Financial Life with Entrepreneur Tobi Fairley

February 12th, 2020


Are you being intentional about the DESIGN of your life?

When we think of design...we think home interiors. We think of designing a website. But what about your life? Your business? While we it isn’t as simple as picking …

1002: Iranian American Journalist Farnoush Amiri on Immigration, Culture Shock and Building a So Money Life

February 10th, 2020


I’m a first generation Iranian-American. And so the beginning of this year was especially worrisome when we learned that the our president had …

1001: Ask Farnoosh: Should I pay off my boyfriend's debt?

February 7th, 2020


In the latest installment of Ask Farnoosh, Farnoosh answers listeners questions related to helping pay down a significant other's student loans. Is it recommended? Also: renting versus buying and leaving your job before …

1000: So Money Celebrates 1,000 Episodes

February 5th, 2020


Today marks five years, 12 million downloads and 1,000 episodes. Farnoosh Torabi celebrates this major So Money milestone with a tribute to her …

999: How to Attend Grad School for Free with Danielle Forbes

February 3rd, 2020


Many of you have expressed interest in attending graduate school, so today's episode is all about how to go for FREE.

My guest today is a listener who …

998: Ask Farnoosh: How I negotiated to almost 10 times the initial offer.

January 31st, 2020


I recently had an experience that was proof positive of all the advice shared on So Money about how to negotiate your worth. 

The following episode …

997: Creating Passive Cash Flow with Real Estate Pro Michelle Bosch

January 29th, 2020


Michelle Bosch first became interested in real estate investing when her father suddenly passed away. She witnessed how a modest investment in real estate was able to keep her family afloat and provide her with some …

996: Owning Your Financial Edge with Harvard Professor Laura Huang

January 27th, 2020


How can you get the obstacles and adversities that are working against actually work for you? My guest today is Laura Huang, a professor at …

995: Ask Farnoosh: Money and In-Laws, Timing Your Home Sale Right and Making Money in College

January 24th, 2020


This Friday's Ask Farnoosh addresses some of the recent questions that have come through the pipelines from listeners. Questions related to whether or not to sell a home now or later, dealing with a tricky financial …

994: Gaining Financial Dominance with Author Lindsay Goldwert

January 22nd, 2020


We’ve talked at length on this show about financially empowering women: how to speak up at work, get paid what you deserve, and take control of your …

993: The Man Who Solved the Market Author Gregory Zuckerman

January 20th, 2020


When we think of extraordinary investors, names like Warren Buffett, George Soros, and Ray Dalio might come to mind. But how about Jim Simons, …

992: Ask Farnoosh: What the heck is a Backdoor Roth IRA?

January 17th, 2020


Special co-host Georgia Lee Hussey, financial planner and founder of Modernist Financial joins Farnoosh to answer your money questions related to saving, investing for retirement and managing credit card debt.

Learn …

991: Financial Scarcity and Striking Out on Your Own with Entrepreneur Shanna Goodman

January 15th, 2020


Our guest today shares an unexpected story about how a childhood growing up on a family ranch inspired her to get outside of her comfort zone and strike out on her own. It's a compelling and relatable story about …

990: Zainab Salbi, Founder of Women for Women International

January 13th, 2020


Zainab Salbi is the founder of Women for Women International. It is a grassroots organization that helps women in the most devastatingly damaged communities in the world. To fund this, the concept is simple: one woman …

989: Ask Farnoosh: What are some smart ways to earn passive income?

January 10th, 2020


Want to earn more money in 2020? Host Farnoosh Torabi provides answers to listeners top money questions...from top side hustles to maximizing retirement savings to finding a financial planner.

Learn more about your ad …

988: Setting a Date with Financial Destiny with Sigrun Gudjonsdottir

January 8th, 2020


Iceland was the first country to have a female president, a democratically-elected female president who served for 16 years. Our guest today, Sigrun, remembers vividly what it felt like to grow up in Iceland and have …

987: Minda Harts: Financial and Career Equality for Women of Color

January 6th, 2020


Minda Harts is the author of The Memo, a roadmap for women of color to not only navigate but change the system they are working within. The …

986: Ask Farnoosh: Financial and Career Advice Before You Have Kids (Replay)

January 3rd, 2020


Special co-host Jamila Souffrant, founder of Journey to Launch, is back on the show, this time co-hosting and helping answer a wide range of questions from So Money listeners.

Today's questions: Is it better to make an …

985: Best of 2019: Farnoosh's Favorite Episodes

January 1st, 2020


It's impossible to pick the "best" interviews of 2019, but these are the episodes that really struck a chord - on many levels - with host Farnoosh Torabi. Highlights from conversations with Karen Rinaldi, Eve Rodsky, …

984: Best of 2019: Money Advice for Millennials

December 30th, 2019


They say that youth is wasted on the young but the younger guests I had on my podcast this year defied many of the negative stereotypes about …

983: Ask Farnoosh: How to combine finances with my spouse? (Replay)

December 27th, 2019


Replay from June 7, 2019

This Friday, lots of questions about best ways to invest for retirement and steps for co-mingling finances with a partner. I recently got married and we've been together for 10 years. We have …

982: Best of 2019: Stories of Financial Triumph

December 25th, 2019


This episode is dedicated to some of the best moments on So Money where guests revealed their financial challenges and how they triumphed from sometimes great tragedy. Theirs are stories of strength, resilience and …

981: Best of 2019: Money and Relationships

December 23rd, 2019


We’re reflecting on some of the best conversations related to money and relationships, strategies and lessons from people who’ve worked through financial challenges with either a partner or a parent.

Learn more about …

980: Ask Farnoosh: How much should we pay for housing?

December 20th, 2019


This week, Farnoosh helps listeners with their questions related to buying a home in a high cost of living area, where to invest and how to negotiate when an investor offers you money for your business.

Learn more about …

979: Tracy Litt, Certified Mindset Coach and Author

December 18th, 2019


Tracy Litt is a certified mindset coach, best selling author, rapid transformational therapist, and awe-inspiring speaker. She is the founder of The Litt Factor, a personal growth and coaching company, and Worthy Human, …

978: Personal Finance for Creatives with Paco de Leon

December 16th, 2019


My guest today is on a mission to make finance fun. Paco de Leon realized that she had a knack for understanding and explaining money in a way that was exciting and made people actually want to learn. After varied …

977: Ask Farnoosh: Should I freeze my kids' credit?

December 13th, 2019


This week, Farnoosh answers questions related to retirement savings, freezing credit reports and term life insurance.

Plus, she selects a new reviewer to receive a free 15 minute money session.

Learn more about your ad …

976: Hitting Rock Middle with Author Sallie Holder

December 11th, 2019


Sallie Holder is the author of the forthcoming book Hitting Rock Middle, a step-by-step plan to help you start creating the path to your greatest …

Bonus: Actress Busy Philipps on Earning Your Worth

December 10th, 2019


The actress Busy Philipps is known for hit shows like NBC’s “Freaks and Geeks,” the WB’s “Dawson’s Creek,” and ABC’s “Cougar Town.” She is also a …

975: Modern Manhood Author Cleo Stiller

December 9th, 2019


Cleo Stiller has always liked to have conversations that other people don’t feel comfortable having. She hosted a show called “Sex Right Now with Cleo Stiller” and when the #MeToo movement started gaining mainstream …

974: Ask Farnoosh: How to convince my company to offer paid family leave?

December 6th, 2019


This week on Ask Farnoosh, how a health savings account can also be a retirement savings supplement, reasons why employers should offer maternity …

973: Money Expert Tasha Cochran, Host of One Big Happy Life

December 4th, 2019


Our guest today served in the military, then became a teenage mom, then went to Yale, got her law degree and now runs a multiple six figure business, …

972: Rising the Ranks in Broadcast News with Nneka Faison

December 2nd, 2019


Nneka Faison has an impressive history of career achievements: Ivy league graduate, Anchor and Reporter, named "40 Under 40" Leader by Boston Business Journal, and most recently, becoming the Managing Editor of …

971: Ask Farnoosh: First-Time Home Buying Tips

November 29th, 2019


Got questions about real estate? Today’s episode has lots of answers!

We have a very special themed episode and it’s all going to be about real estate. Many of you are in market or interested in buying. We’ve got you …

970: U.S. CEO of Babbel, Julie Hansen

November 27th, 2019


Julie Hansen knows how to build companies. She’s helped launch well-known websites like,,, and the number one …

969: Cheddar TV Anchor and Financial Journalist Hope King

November 25th, 2019


Hope King is an anchor with Cheddar, where she leads the company's business, markets, technology, transportation, and telecom coverage. She began her …

968: Ask Farnoosh: How to manage social life when friends are much richer?

November 22nd, 2019


This week's questions concern feeling pressure to spend like well-off friends, ways to teach kids about money and affording 6 months of planned unemployment. Special co-host Alexandra Stockwell joins. Alexandra is a …

967: Raising Money for Your Start-Up with Karen Cahn, founder of iFundWomen

November 20th, 2019


Karen Cahn is the Founder and CEO of iFundWomen, and has dedicated her career to closing the funding and the confidence gap for women entrepreneurs.

Named on NASDAQ’s “10 Best Sources of Funding for Women Entrepreneurs”, …

Bonus: Smart Spending Ahead of the Holidays

November 19th, 2019


This episode is brought to us thanks to So Money sponsor Chase.

Have you begun your holiday shopping yet? To control the spend over the past few …

966: Patriarchy Stress Disorder with Dr. Valerie Rein

November 18th, 2019


Have you ever hesitated to lean in and play and think big with money? My guest today knows why. Dr. Valerie Rein has spent years working with high achieving women, women who want to have it all and thrive. But what she …

965: Ask Farnoosh: How to get a job after a year of unemployment?

November 15th, 2019


On this week's Ask Farnoosh, one listener wants to know how to get back in the workforce after taking one year off. What is the best way to do that? Also, when is it smart to take some of your savings and invest it in …

964: Package Your Genius with Amanda Miller Littlejohn

November 13th, 2019


For many of us, the day we get cut off from our parents is a "money moment," right? Some of us may have had experience with this. For others, it’s completely foreign. Wherever you are in your financial life, I think …

963: Cathy Heller, Author of Don't Keep Your Day Job

November 11th, 2019


Cathy Heller is a fire hose of inspiration. She’s the host of the popular podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job, which was given the #1 spot on iTunes …

962: Ask Farnoosh: The Best Tax Deductions and When to Hire (or Not Hire) a Career Coach

November 8th, 2019


From tax deductions to starting your own retirement plan when you're self-employed, Farnoosh and co-host Crystal Lewis answer your biggest money questions of late.

Co-host Crystal Lewis is a So Money listener and a Texas …

961: MSNBC's Alicia Menendez, Author of The Likeability Trap

November 7th, 2019


"I’m someone who cares very much about being well liked. It’s taken me a long time to get to the point where I can say that and own that because it feels lame to care as much as I do," says our guest Alicia Menendez, an …

960: Eve Rodsky, New York Times Bestselling Author of Fair Play

November 4th, 2019


We are fortunate to have Eve Rodsky, author of the now New York Times bestseller Fair Play. For anyone who feels as though they have yet to really figure out domestic work in their relationships, to make it 'fair …

959: Ask Farnoosh: We earn six-figures but live paycheck to paycheck. Help!

November 1st, 2019


Advice for one Silicon Valley household that's making over $100,000 a year, but still managing to live above their means. Farnoosh and special …

958: A New Career Track for Moms with Park Place Founder Samantha Ettus

October 30th, 2019


Samantha Ettus is a renowned speaker, bestselling author of five books and CEO and founder of Park Place Payments.

Park Place is a women-owned company fundamentally changing the lives of people seeking opportunities to …

957: Investing and the Recession with David Stein

October 28th, 2019


Investing can give even the most confident a little anxiety. So when it comes to understanding how to invest, especially with talks of a recession - it helps to have a professional who can reassure and break things …

956: Ask Farnoosh: What is the best way to budget my money?

October 25th, 2019


Farnoosh and special co-host (and listener) Madison Hopkins answer listeners' money questions, including how to properly budget to end the month without overdrafting. Also: how to save on medical expenses and whether …

955: The Father of Financial Life Planning, George Kinder

October 23rd, 2019


My guest today is called the father of financial life planning. Harvard educated economist turned CPA, turned financial advisor, George Kinder was looking for a deeper way to connect his clients to their values and …

954: Personal Finance for Grad Students with Emily Roberts

October 21st, 2019


There’s personal finance advice out there tailored to pretty much every category you can think of. But what about graduate students and PhDs? Where can they turn for financial advice to help them not graduate with a …

953: Ask Farnoosh: I'm $25,000 in credit card debt. Is debt consolidation a smart move?

October 18th, 2019


This Friday, Farnoosh Torabi and special co-host Priya Malani, a founding partner of Stash Wealth, help answer listeners' financial questions. …

952: Diversity, Inclusion and the Will to Change with Jennifer Brown

October 16th, 2019


How can companies thrive as the world evolves and the marketplace changes? Jennifer Brown is here and she's on a mission to help businesses become …

951: Couples That “Work" with author Jennifer Petriglieri

October 14th, 2019


Two-thirds of professionals today are dual-career couples, but the talent management within companies isn’t set up to support them. How do you make …

950: Ask Farnoosh: What's the best way to start investing?

October 11th, 2019


This week's Ask Farnoosh episode tackles your money questions related to investing, preparing for the cost of a baby, negotiating a starting salary and much more. Tune in for this week's winner for a free money session …

949: Finding the funny in finance with Paul Ollinger, host of Crazy Money

October 9th, 2019


Paul Ollinger is a nationally-touring stand-up comedian, Ivy League MBA and former Facebook sales leader. He performs at comedy clubs and corporate …

948: Ali Brown, World Leading Business Entrepreneur

October 7th, 2019


Ali Brown is one of the world’s leading entrepreneurs and coaches who has dedicated her career to empowering women entrepreneurs to create wildly …

947: Ask Farnoosh: I have $230,000 in student loans! Help!

October 4th, 2019


How to make money from home; True costs to home ownership in NYC; And how to manage with a $230,000 student loan balance. Farnoosh also selects this week's REVIEWER for a 15-minute money session.

Learn more about your …

946: Career, Kids and Comebacks with Jennifer Gefsky and Stacey Delo

October 2nd, 2019


It is difficult to juggle parenthood with your career, that's an understatement, and find a path that works for both your ambitions and your family …

945: Ladies Get Paid Founder Claire Wasserman

September 30th, 2019


Claire Wasserman is the founder of Laides Get Paid, a company that provides the tools, resources, and community to help women negotiate for equal pay …

944: Ask Farnoosh: Selling a Timeshare, Charging People for Your Advice and Investing While Living Overseas

September 27th, 2019


Tips for selling a timeshare, managing money before an international move and how to start charging for your advice! This Friday's Ask Farnoosh episode also announces one recent listener from the reviews page on iTunes …

Bonus: Ask Farnoosh: Marriage and Money, How to Have "The Talk" with Your Fiancé?

September 26th, 2019


We’re in conversation with Gerry Weil who manages Schwab’s branch in Houston, Texas. We’re answering your money questions that have come through on Instagram about how to have the "money talk" with a fiancé, paying down …

943: Chana Ginelle Ewing, Author of An ABC of Equality

September 25th, 2019


Words matter, and having the proper language to discuss money and our emotions related to money sometimes have the battle. My guest today believes we must start by teaching important words at a young age.  Chana Ginelle …

942: Paula Rizzo, Author of Listful Living and Emmy-Award Winning Producer

September 23rd, 2019


Overwhelmed, over-worked, and feeling like you just can’t ever get enough done? According to today’s guest, the secret to solving that is to create …

941: Ask Farnoosh: Financial Planners vs Robo-Advisors

September 20th, 2019


Farnoosh welcomes Tom Bonsaint, an avid listener and former college buddy to the show as co-host. Questions today regard how to take on a healthy …

940: Netflix Co-Founder Marc Randolph, Author of That Will Never Work

September 18th, 2019


What does it take to bring a world-changing idea to life? My guest today co-founded a company we all know, that fundamentally changed the way that we …

939: Health and Wealth with Kelly Brogan, M.D.

September 16th, 2019


Kelly Brogan is a holistic psychiatrist who has gone through a radical transformation in her career. When she began her career she was — as she says …

938: Ask Farnoosh: What's the deal with Roth IRAs?

September 13th, 2019


From confusion around ROTH IRAs to investing in a 401k when you're not a U.S. resident, Farnoosh has answers to your money questions. Plus, tune into hear the TWO reviewers selected for a free money session.

Learn more …

937: Diane Harris, Award-Winning Personal Finance Journalist

September 11th, 2019


Empathy, experience, and expertise; just a few of the reasons why our guest today is one of the leading personal finance authorities. Welcome to So Money, everybody. I'm your host, Farnoosh Torabi. Diane Harris was the …

936: Christina Stembel, Farmgirl Flowers

September 9th, 2019


Ever have an underwhelming experience ordering flowers online? I’ve had many and our guest today became committed to fixing that problem and has …

935: Ask Farnoosh: Financial Stress is Weighing on My Marriage. Help!

September 6th, 2019


This Friday, Farnoosh answers your financial questions related to money and marriage. Specifically, how to work through the emotional stress that financial challenges create in your relationship. Also, how to ask for a …

934: The Illusion of Money with Kyle Cease

September 4th, 2019


What if money didn’t matter? What would you do and how would you live your life differently?  Kyle Cease is a comedian and transformational speaker …

933: Affording a Career Pause with Erika Parker Price, Host of Ready Pause Go Podcast

September 2nd, 2019


To all my parents out there listening you know that the juggle and struggle between career and family life is tough. It's so hard that 43% of mothers take a career break. But once that career break is over, getting back …

932: Ask Farnoosh: How to negotiate my salary when switching industries?

August 30th, 2019


This Friday, Farnoosh answers your questions related to salary negotiations, putting your teen on a budget and how to trust all the "success" stories we often hear about online entrepreneurs.

Learn more about your ad …

Bonus Ask Farnoosh: I'm 40, a freelancer and late to saving for retirement. Help!

August 29th, 2019


Special co-host Julie Lambert from Charles Schwab and Farnoosh answer questions about planning for retirement when you're getting a little bit of a …

931: Securing your financial legacy with Natalie Elisha Gold

August 28th, 2019


Are you making the right financial moves not just for yourself, but for your family, and your legacy, and the future? This is a passion topic for my …

930: Career and financial success as an undocumented immigrant with Daniela Pierre-Bravo

August 26th, 2019


Daniela Pierre-Bravo has a lengthy roster of accomplishments: She is a booking producer for MSNBC’s Morning Joe and recently co-authored a book with Mika Brzezinski, providing straight-talking advice for millennial …

929: Ask Farnoosh: Should I buy long-term care insurance? I'm 37.

August 23rd, 2019


This week, Farnoosh answers your money questions related to long-term care, whole life insurance and real estate. Is a cash-out refinance a smart way …

928: Thriving as a female in tech and family breadwinner with Google's Bethanie Baynes

August 21st, 2019


Bethanie Baynes is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Google and has been with the company for 15 years. She’s worked to overcome gender bias in tech and is a strong female advocate. She’s also a breadwinning …

927: The Budget Mom (Kumiko Love)

August 19th, 2019


If you’ve ever felt like budgeting just doesn’t work for you, my guest Kumiko Love can relate. Frustrated by traditional budgeting methods, she created her own technique to pay off almost $80,000 of debt in eight …

926: Ask Farnoosh: Should I refinance my mortgage?

August 16th, 2019


Farnoosh answers your top money questions related to refinancing, as well as managing a past due personal loan with a relative and the impact the FIRE movement and more people retiring early may have on society. …

925: From the Projects to the Penthouse with CURLS CEO Mahisha Dellinger

August 14th, 2019


What does it take to go from growing up in poverty to running a multi-million dollar business and having a TV show on The Oprah Winfrey Network? Our …

924: The Equation for Financial Independence with the ChooseFi Founders

August 12th, 2019


What is the equation for financial independence? Today we have the co-hosts of the very popular ChooseFI Podcast, Jonathan Mendonsa and Brad Barrett. …

923: Ask Farnoosh: My Identity Was Stolen. What Now? (A Replay)

August 9th, 2019


**This podcast originally aired on August 10, 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 mother who refuses to …

922: Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran (A Replay)

August 7th, 2019


**This episode originally aired on June 4, 2018**

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

921: Paying Down $600k in Debt with Drs. Renée and Nii Darko (Replay)

August 5th, 2019


**Originally aired on Jan. 31, 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

920: Ask Farnoosh: What Risks to Consider When Renting Out Home? (Replay)

August 2nd, 2019


**Originally aired on February 7, 2018**

My husband and I will be quitting our jobs later this year to travel globally for a year. Aside from savings …

919: Kari Skogland, Director The Handmaid's Tale (Replay)

July 31st, 2019


**This podcast originally aired on April 25, 2018.**

Did you know only 7% of film directors in the U.S. are women? That gap is hopefully narrowing …

918: Vicki Robin, Co-Author of Your Money or Your Life (Replay)

July 29th, 2019


**This podcast originally aired on May 9, 2018.**

Which is more important: your money or your life? Over 25 years ago, our guest asked the world this fundamental question, and her book became an international sensation. …

917: Ask Farnoosh: What Financial Advice Would You Give Yourself in College?

July 26th, 2019


In this episode of Ask Farnoosh, Farnoosh answers listeners' questions about the best way to "put to work" an extra $2,000 a year, deciding between …

Bonus Ask Farnoosh: Worth it to pay down my mortgage early?

July 25th, 2019


We’re in conversation with Justin Sinnott who is a certified financial professional and financial consultant in Charles Schwab’s Seattle branch. …

916: Eric Chesin, SVP, Head of Strategy for Realogy

July 24th, 2019


Interested in buying a home? This episode is for you! Our guest is Eric Chesin who leads strategy for Realogy, the leading provider of residential real estate services in the country.

You may have heard of some of their …

915: Sara Dean, The Shameless Mom Academy Podcast

July 22nd, 2019


Are you a shameless mom? Our guest wants you to be. She believes that moms need to be a little more selfish with their time, prioritize themselves, …

914: Ask Farnoosh: How Much is "Enough to Save for Retirement?

July 19th, 2019


Farnoosh and special co-host Annie LaCroix, founder of Brainy Boss, answer the latest questions from listeners...including how to invest in Socially Responsible Investments, how to improve one’s credit, how much is …

The True Story About the So Money Podcast: Interview with Farnoosh on the Go to Gal Podcast

July 18th, 2019


Just as I was about to publish this bonus episode, a listener messaged me on Instagram to ask, "How did you start your podcast?" Perfect timing! And …

913: Laena McCarthy and Ami Watkin, The Integrated Hustle

July 17th, 2019


"One of the real challenges that ambitious women face is working a lot...this idea that work has to be kind of not just efficient but it has to be across expansive amounts of hours and without really allowing for …

912: Andrea Pactor, Women’s Philanthropy Institute

July 15th, 2019


"When people give, it’s not only about making the world a better place but we find that it makes us happier too. When we’re happier, our mental …

911: Ask Farnoosh and Allison Task (Replay)

July 12th, 2019


Co-host Allison Task, coach and author of Personal Revolution joins Farnoosh to answer your top money questions related to negotiating your salary …

910: Kelli Bradley, Author of Always Her Daughter

July 10th, 2019


"I was young, I was in my 30s when this started hitting me head on and none of my friends were going through this, nobody really understood. When’d say, you know, no, I really can’t do that tonight or I can’t attend …

909: Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung, Authors of Quit Like a Millionaire

July 8th, 2019


"When we actually retired and we didn’t actually buy a house, that was one of the reasons, because we were able to put our money into the stock market and actually invested and have it pay us money, rather than pay …

908: Ask Farnoosh: How to Ace a Job Interview

July 5th, 2019


This Friday, Farnoosh answers your money questions related to high yield savings accounts, college savings plans, preparing well for a job interview …

907: Debra Roberts, Author of The Relationship Protocol

July 3rd, 2019


If you told me that you had two people who knew that if they sit face to face, it’s too difficult because it’s intimidating and it makes them feel …

906: Samantha Razook, Founder of Curious Jane

July 1st, 2019


In 2009 Samantha Razook was finishing a program in Industrial Design and searching for something her young daughters could do while she got a “real …

905: Ask Farnoosh: How to keep pushing for a raise?

June 28th, 2019


In this week's Ask Farnoosh, host Farnoosh Torabi and So Money fan Anne Rocheleau, tackle your money questions including how to approach a boss who has been avoiding talking about your raise, finding affordable coaching …

Bonus Ask Farnoosh: How to pay off debt while saving and paying bills?

June 27th, 2019


In this bonus episode Farnoosh and her co-host tackle your latest money questions, including, how to pay off debt while trying to save, the differences between index funds, ETFs and mutual funds, how to benefit from …

904: Almost 30 Co-Hosts Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik

June 26th, 2019


We’ve signed up to be the guinea pigs for people to ask the stuff that could be embarrassing to say the things, whether we’re talking about finances, …

903: Lou Anne Alexander, Group President of Payment Solutions for Early Warning

June 24th, 2019


How do you send money to friends, family, and just about anyone else? The odds are you’re no longer putting a check in the mail. When was the last time you even used a check?

With so many of us abandoning our checkbooks …

902: (Live!) Ask Farnoosh and Priya Malani

June 21st, 2019


Today’s a special episode because we are continuing our conversation from Monday. If you listened to the episode on Monday, you know that I did an interview in front of a live audience with the CEO of Stash Wealth, …

901: Georgia Lee Hussey, Founder of Modernist Financial

June 19th, 2019


"The dominant culture is telling us a lot of things about what we’re supposed to do with our money and our resources. I like a broader definition of …

900: (Live!) Priya Malani, CEO of Stash Wealth

June 17th, 2019


I was just so shocked. I remember one time I was pulling together like a financial plan for a really wealthy client and I was like, wait, this is how …

899: Ask Farnoosh: Besides salary, what else is negotiable at work?

June 14th, 2019


Negotiating a salary and other benefits, savings "rules" and finding a financial planner are among some of the question on the latest Ask Farnoosh.

898: Susan McPherson, Corporate Responsibility Expert

June 12th, 2019


"There’s so many ethical questions and, you know, we're seeing this being being discussed at the top of all sorts of social platforms now, right? And then, you know, The New York Times this past weekend did that, you …

897: Cameron Huddleston, Author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk

June 10th, 2019


When’s the last time you sat your parents down and talked to them about their money? If you’re like most people, it probably hasn’t happened yet. And, I don’t blame you. Talking to your parents about their savings, …

896: Ask Farnoosh: How do I best combine finances with my spouse?

June 7th, 2019


This Friday, lots of questions about best ways to invest for retirement and steps for co-mingling finances with a partner. I recently got married and we've been together for 10 years. We have built our lives together, …

895: Liz Dennery Sanders, Founder of SheBrand

June 5th, 2019


Why do you love some of your favorite brands? Is it because of their funny commercials, the fact that they give back, or because they truly care …

894: Sophia Parsa, Entrepreneur and Founder of Mountain Gate

June 3rd, 2019


"My relationship with money is money comes and money goes. For me, it’s not the point of success. It’s important for me to be financially stable and it’s important for me to be making a lot of money, but it’s not what I …

893: Ask Farnoosh: Do student loans need to be paid off after the borrower passes away?

May 31st, 2019


Financial expert Megan Gorman co-hosts with Farnoosh Torabi to provide answers to your latest money questions.

Do student loans need to be paid off after the borrower passes away? Any pros or cons to transferring debt to …

Bonus Ask Farnoosh: Better to save for grad school or retirement?

May 30th, 2019


This is a special bonus episode of Ask Farnoosh with co-host Joe Benvenuto, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) who manages two of Charles Schwab’s branches in the Bay Area--Menlo Park and Sunnyvale, California. Joe has …

892: Karen Rinaldi, Author of (It's Great to) Suck at Something

May 29th, 2019


"By sucking at surfing, I was able to get over my fear of public humiliation, right? Because when you surf, you are surfing where everyone can see you wipeout and miss waves. I got really used to being okay with that. …

891: Bola Sokunbi, Founder of Clever Girl Finance

May 27th, 2019


"We downsized everything and we went from living in a five bedroom house into a tiny little apartment, we went from having multiple cars, to just one …

890: Ask Farnoosh: How to save up quickly for a summer vacation?

May 24th, 2019


Heading into Memorial Day weekend with some financial questions? Farnoosh has answers. Listeners want to know:

"Should I go on an unpaid leave to …

889: Ramona Ortega, Founder and CEO of My Money My Future

May 22nd, 2019


"Money has always been something that you struggle with, right? I always say, money wasn’t something that we managed in our home. It was something we didn’t have, right? When we talked about money, it was always for my …

Bonus: Preparing for Retirement with Teresa Hassara

May 21st, 2019


Raise your hand if you have a 401k at work and wondering if you’re making the most of it? Or, if you’re not investing for retirement…yet…and wondering how to get started?

We have a special BONUS episode brought to us …

888: Ruth Soukup, Author of Do It Scared

May 20th, 2019


"The firemen broke down my door and my heart stopped in the ambulance. They took me to the hospital. They revived me and put me on life support and …

887: Ask Farnoosh: How should I talk to my boyfriend about his finances?

May 17th, 2019


How to talk money with your partner when you suspect he or she isn't managing their finances properly? How to build you own savings when you're supporting your parents? And where is the best place to start investing?

Bonus: Live from Stacks House with Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz

May 16th, 2019


Last week, I had the great honor of greeting Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz at Stacks House and interviewing her in front of a live audience. We're grateful …

886: Ramit Sethi, Author of I Will Teach You to Be Rich

May 15th, 2019


Ramit Sethi, author of the New York Times bestseller I Will Teach You To Be Rich, has become a financial guru to millions of readers in their twenties, thirties, and forties.

After the massive success of his first book, …

885: Ramin Setoodeh, Author of Ladies Who Punch

May 13th, 2019


“When Barbara Walters was in her 30s and 40s, her father was a nightclub owner and he gambled away his family’s fortune on these investments and as a …

884: Ask Farnoosh: Passed Up for a Promotion on Maternity Leave. What now?

May 10th, 2019


Answering listeners questions including: Navigating your job after being passed up for a promotion while on maternity leave. Should you stay and wait …

883: Marc Lichtenfeld, Author of Get Rich With Dividends

May 8th, 2019


Marc Lichtenfeld is the Chief Income Strategist of The Oxford Club, a private club located in Washington, D.C. with over 157,000 members representing over 130 countries. Members of The Oxford Club are investors and …

882: Tamanna Roashan, Founder of DressYourFace

May 6th, 2019


Tamanna Roashan is a superstar entrepreneur with two and a half million Instagram followers. If you love makeup and beauty, then you may have heard …

881: Ask Farnoosh: Maximizing tax deductions, paying down student loans and evaluating stock options

May 3rd, 2019


This week: How to maximize tax deductions, paying down student loan debt and evaluating stock options.

Special co-host and listener Michael Reynolds, …

880: Kate Snow: Anchor NBC Nightly News Sunday

May 1st, 2019


We are in conversation with Kate Snow, one of the most accomplished television journalists. You've probably seen her on NBC News. She's the weekday anchor for MSNBC Live, as well as national correspondent for NBC News …

879: David Bach, Author of The Latte Factor

April 29th, 2019


David Bach is one of the most trusted financial experts and bestselling financial authors of our time. He has written nine consecutive New York Times bestsellers with over seven million copies in print, including two #1

878: Ask Farnoosh: Which is more important, paying down student loans or investing?

April 26th, 2019


This week on Ask Farnoosh, host Farnoosh Torabi answers you money questions related to retirement investing, student loans, controlling emotional …

Bonus: Ask Farnoosh: Roth IRAs, Saving for College and Preparing for a Market Downturn

April 25th, 2019


For all your Ask Farnoosh fans out there, I'm releasing an advance bonus episode! Woohoo!!!

Our special co-host today is Joy Stephens, a Certified Financial Planner who manages Schwab’s branches in Arlington, Virginia …

877: Susan Hyatt: Author of BARE and certified master life coach

April 24th, 2019


Our guest today says self-care is the key ingredient to actually overcoming your obstacles and pursuing your passions,  We are welcoming Susan Hyatt to the show, a certified master life coach and the creator of The BARE …

876: Tina Hay, Founder of Napkin Finance

April 22nd, 2019


How would you like to learn about money in 30 seconds or less? I would. Well, our guest today is the Founder and CEO of a company that's doing just …

875: Ask Farnoosh: How to help my aging parents with money?

April 19th, 2019


This week's Ask Farnoosh recorded from Los Angeles, amidst the launch of Stacks House in Los Angeles, the financial pop-up that Farnoosh co-founded. This week: Questions about financially supporting aging parents, …

874: Tori Dunlap: Founder, Her First $100k

April 17th, 2019


Tori Dunlap believes she was put on this planet for one reason and one reason only, to fight for wealth equality.   Tori She is the Founder of Her First $100k, a website and a movement. Tori created Her First $100k to …

873: Lindsey Pollak, Author of The Remix

April 15th, 2019


Lindsey Pollak is a leading expert on the millennial generation and today’s multi-generational workplace. She’s often called a translator, advising …

872: Ask Farnoosh: Financial Planning in Marriage

April 12th, 2019


In this week's episode, host Farnoosh Torabi tackles listeners' questions about making money moves in a relationship, purchasing life insurance when you're single and have no kids and where to invest small amounts of …

871: Erin Lowry, Broke Millennial Takes on Investing

April 10th, 2019


Investing is not just for the wealthy. It is for broke millennials, too. We're welcoming back on the show my friend Erin Lowry, a personal finance …

870: Alex Banayan, Author of The Third Door

April 8th, 2019


Our guest today is Alex Banayan, who grew up in Southern California. The son of Iranian immigrants who had financial struggles and wished for Alex to experience a better life. And while he didn’t quite meet their …

869: Ask Farnoosh: Where to invest $50,000?

April 5th, 2019


Guest co-host Lily Chen joins Farnoosh on this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh.

Lily is a medical doctor and podcast host from Sydney, Australia. She is also the host of How To Win Friends & Influenza, a quirky …

868: Kate Northrup, Author of Do Less

April 3rd, 2019


Who wants to hop off the I’m so busy train? It is possible to have a thriving career without feeling burnt out. It’s possible to raise your kids without feeling like you aren’t doing enough, according to our guest Kate …

867: Ida Rademacher, Vice President at The Aspen Institute

April 1st, 2019


Ida Rademacher is the Vice President at the Aspen Institute, as well as the Executive Director of the Aspen Financial Security Program. The Aspen …

866: Ask Farnoosh: How to juggle career and family when husband is out of town?

March 29th, 2019


Guest host Christina Hamati joins Farnoosh to answer listeners' money questions. Christina is an avid listener. She works at a Fortune 100 financial …

865: Sarah Fallaw, The New Millionaire Next Door

March 27th, 2019


Today’s guest is more familiar with The Millionaire Next Door than anyone else. She is Sarah Fallow, the daughter of the late Thomas Stanley, the book's author. Sarah is the Founder and President of DataPoints LLC, a …

864: Stacks House Co-Founders, Kindra Meyer and Patience Ramsey

March 25th, 2019


Do you want to come play with the money? We are in conversation with Stacks House co-founders Kindra Meyer and Patience Ramsey. Really excited to announce that tickets are on sale currently for our Los Angeles arrival. …

863: Ask Farnoosh: How Can I Stop Feeling Guilty When I Spend?

March 22nd, 2019


This week's episode tackles questions related to earning more money and managing guilt around spending. Check out for the transcript. You can always send me your money questions on Instagram …

862: Chanel Reynolds, Author of What Matters Most

March 20th, 2019


If your partner died today, would you have your shit together? Today’s guest is Chanel Reynolds. She’s the author of the brand new book What Matters …

861: Chris Taylor, Senior Money Correspondent, Reuters Money

March 18th, 2019


We are in conversation today with one of the top financial journalists in the country. We have Chris Taylor on the show. He’s an award-winning journalist, senior money correspondent at Reuters Money and contributor to …

860: Ask Farnoosh: How to financially support parents in their retirement?

March 15th, 2019


This week's question touch on ways to financially supporting parents in their retirement, how to set up a Roth IRA, deciding whether to take a lower paying job and factors that impact our credit scores.  Special co-host …

859: Jonathan Walker, Executive Director of Elevate's Center for the New Middle Class

March 13th, 2019


One of the most financially fragile demographics in this country is women who have none prime credit scores. They are a part of the new middle class and these are women who experience challenges unlike many other parts …

858: Kara Perez, Founder of Bravely

March 11th, 2019


Our guest today discovered her love of money, courtesy of her quarter-life crisis. Kara Perez is the founder of Bravely, which she started in 2017. At that time, she was in the midst of what she calls a quarter-life …

857: Ask Farnoosh: All About That Roth IRA

March 8th, 2019


On International Women's Day, Farnoosh invites financial expert Megan Gorman to co-host. Topping the list of questions: how to save for retirement and the benefits of the almighty Roth IRA.

More about Megan: She spent …

856: Tonya Rapley, Founder of

March 6th, 2019


Tonya Rapley is the millennial money expert and creator of the award-winning site, My Fab Finance. In 2014 she was deemed the “New Face of Wealth Building” by Black Enterprise Magazine and featured as their cover …

855: Rachel Rodgers, Founder of

March 4th, 2019


We're unpacking some of the real reasons, the real issues behind why women struggle to achieve financial independence. My guest today is the one and …

854: Ask Farnoosh: Saving for a Home, Buying Life Insurance and Boosting Credit

March 1st, 2019


Co-host Allison Task, coach and author of Personal Revolution joins Farnoosh to answer your top money questions related to real estate, life …

853: Dr. Anna Cabeca, Author of The Hormone Fix

February 27th, 2019


Dr. Anna Cabeca is a triple board certified Ob/Gyn physician who found herself feeling exhausted, depressed, and diagnosed with early menopause as …

852: Maria Aspan, Author of Startup Money Made Easy.

February 25th, 2019


Thinking of starting a business? Wondering how much money you’ll need? Well, our guest today says it’s not as much as you might think. Our guest today is Maria Aspan. She’s an award winning business journalist and …

851: Ask Farnoosh: How to Financially Prepare for Baby?

February 22nd, 2019


How to financially prepare for a baby? Do I need to contribute to a Roth IRA if I have a 401(k)? How can I re-emerge in the workforce as a mom who took a few years off? Ask Farnoosh returns with great questions from …

850: Casanova Brooks, Real Estate Expert and Author

February 20th, 2019


Our guest today is Casanova Brooks, a young man who battled cancer in his teens, lost his home, lost his job and experienced the death of his mother all within the span of one week. Hitting rock bottom, he says gave him …

849: Casey Erin Clark, Vital Voice Training Co-Founder

February 18th, 2019


What is the right way to speak? How and why can your voice be a mask to help you accomplish the goals you hope to achieve? Today we are chatting with Casey Erin Clark. She’s the cofounder of a business called Vital …

848: Ask Farnoosh: Help! My partner won't talk about our finances.

February 15th, 2019


This week on Ask Farnoosh, listeners ask about how to manage money in your relationship when a partner doesn't like to talk about money, how to properly share your personal income with co-workers and how much risk …

847: Cate Luzio, Founder of Luminary

February 13th, 2019


So often we hear about startups taking investor dollars, or venture capital, or taking on debt to start a business. Our show today highlights one …

846: David Burns, The Business Monk

February 11th, 2019


We’re getting philosophical - financially philosophical - on the show today. Our guest is David Burns, founder of The Business Monk. Those are two words I never thought I’d say together, but David is convinced you can …

845: Ask Farnoosh: Is it OK to pause 401(k) to save for a home?

February 8th, 2019


Lindsay Bryan-Podvin joins Farnoosh to co-host this week's Ask Farnoosh. Lindsey is a listener of the show and founder of She is a practicing financial therapist in the Midwest, with a …

844: Susan Packard, Co-Founder HGTV and Author

February 6th, 2019


We all know what emotional intelligence is for the most part, I think, but what about emotional fitness? We're talking to Susan Packard. She's the …

843: Todd Herman, Author of The Alter Ego Effect

February 4th, 2019


Do you have a secret identity? Our guest today says you might want to consider adopting one. Today, I’m welcoming Todd Herman to the show. Todd is the author of The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to …

842: Ask Farnoosh: Is a Master's Degree Worth It?

February 1st, 2019


This week on Ask Farnoosh...You ask: How can I parlay my financial expertise into a freelance writing side gig? Do you have a strategy for paying off debt and saving at the same time? When is it worth to pursue a …

841: Annie Dickerson and Julie Lam, GoodEgg Investments

January 30th, 2019


Our guests today are going to share some real estate secrets. The two of them are cofounders of Goodegg Investments, where they help everyday people invest in cash flowing real estate. What is this all about, how can we …

840: Melissa Leong, Author of Happy Go Money

January 28th, 2019


Many people have studied the connection between money and happiness. A recent Purdue University study revealed that people making $200,000 are no happier than people earning $95,000 a year. What do we make of this …

839: Ask Farnoosh: Best Way to Save for a House?

January 25th, 2019


Special co-host Grant Sabatier, founder of Millennial Money and author of the forthcoming book Financial Freedom, joins Farnoosh to answer your biggest money questions. This week: how to afford a home, the best ways to …

838: Linda Davis Taylor: CEO, Clifford Swan Investment Counselors

January 23rd, 2019


Did you know over 70 percent of wealth doesn’t last beyond three generations? That means if you’re currently working hard to build wealth and create a financial legacy that will outlive you, you might want to think …

837: Dan Pink, Author of WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

January 21st, 2019


When is your PEAK time of the day? Knowing this can make a huge impact on your finances, your health and so much more. Today I’m interviewing Daniel Pink, the author of several books including the New York Times

836: Ask Farnoosh: Should I pause my 401(k) to pay for a matchmaker?

January 18th, 2019


In today's Ask Farnoosh ... Slowing down retirement savings to better afford a matchmaker? What does Farnoosh think? Also, how to get kids excited …

835: Jaclyn Mellone, Host of Go To Gal podcast

January 16th, 2019


It’s no surprise that our guest today and I became fast friends. She and I share a similar drive when it comes to our careers, but we also don’t want our careers to come at the expense of spending quality time with our …

834: Johnny Harris: Creator and Host of Borders on

January 14th, 2019


Our guest Johnny Harris is a filmmaker and journalist and known for his super famous Vox series "Borders." He and his wife Lizzie gave birth to their …

833: Ask Farnoosh: How Do I Know if I'm Being Paid Fairly?

January 11th, 2019


Joining Farnoosh this week is Megan Gorman, founder of Chequers Financial Management. She is a Forbes contributor and has her own blog, The Wealth Intersection, where she writes about the intersection of personal …

832: Sharon Epperson, CNBC Senior Correspondent

January 9th, 2019


Our guest today was suddenly stricken with a brain aneurysm in 2016, an occurrence that is typically fatal. But CNBC senior correspondent Sharon Epperson survived and is here on our show to share her journey through …

831: Veronica Dagher, Host of WSJ's Secrets of Wealthy Women podcast

January 7th, 2019


In the next few decades, America will experience one of the biggest wealth transfers in history: $30 trillion dollars. Women will be the ones …

830: Ask Farnoosh: My husband secretly racked up $65,000 in debt. What do I do?

January 4th, 2019


Talking about financial infidelity on Ask Farnoosh today. A listener asks what she should do about her husband who secretly amassed $65,000 in …

829: Gemma Hartley: Author of Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward

January 2nd, 2019


Gemma Hartley is the author of the new book  Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward. The book was inspired by a viral article that Gemma wrote for Harper’s Bazaar called “Women Aren’t Nags - We’re just fed …

828: Sara Bliss, Author of Take the Leap

December 31st, 2018


Is this the year you’re going to go for it? It’s New Year’s eve and you might be on the precipice of a big change in 2019, but only if you really want it. Today’s guest is Sara Bliss. She is a New York Time’s …

827: Ask Farnoosh: My friend's birthday dinner is pricey. What to do? (A replay)

December 28th, 2018


EP 755 Replay: 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 …

826: Best of 2018 The Fire Movement

December 26th, 2018


Ever dream of retiring early? Or just having enough in the bank so you can truly live a life on your terms? We’re looking back at the year and we had …

825: Best of 2018 Health & Wealth

December 24th, 2018


Today’s episode is dedicated to looking back at all of the great interviews we’ve had over the course of this year, related to health and wealth. All of the tremendous insights shared by guests on So Money that have to …

824: Ask Farnoosh & Broke Millennial Author Erin Lowry (Replay)

December 21st, 2018


This episode originally aired on February 16, 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 …

823: Best of 2018: Extreme Money Makeovers

December 19th, 2018


I always thought there should be a reality show called Extreme Money Makeovers that follows a person or a couple on their journey to resuscitating …

822: Best of 2018: Financial Feminism & Workplace Equality

December 17th, 2018


It’s no doubt that 2018 will go down in history as a major turning point for women’s equality, particularly in the workplace. The #metoo and #timeout …

821: Ask Farnoosh: Why are Roth IRA's so great?

December 14th, 2018


Addressing your money questions, including why (or why not) to invest in a Roth IRA, the best way to manage an inheritance and how to achieve an M.B.A affordably, but also get a great return on your investment.

Today’s …

820: Jenny Shih: Business & Productivity Coach

December 12th, 2018


Jenny Shih is a top business coach who helps women optimize their business, time and productivity. Jenny, herself, works a 30 hour week and earns $650,000 a year. On top of it, she’s recovering from Lyme Disease.  How …

819: Susie Carder: From Bootstrap to Big Time

December 10th, 2018


Our guest today knows a thing or two about how to defy the odds, triumph in life despite economic challenges and grow a multimillion-dollar business. …

818: Ask Farnoosh: Managing Money in Your Business

December 7th, 2018


Brittney Castro is a Certified Financial Planner and she’s here to help us answer your money questions - AND spend a good bit of time talking about the finances of running a business. Brittney is the founder of …

817: Dr. Diana Burley, Cybersecurity Expert & Professor

December 5th, 2018


We’re talking to one of the world’s most accomplished and active individuals in the world of cyber security: Dr. Diana Burley, named one of eight …

816: Farnoosh Brock, Author of The Serving Mindset

December 3rd, 2018


What can I say? It kind of felt like I had my kindred spirit on the podcast, or my name twin at the very least. Farnoosh Brock, author of The Serving Mindset: Stop Selling and Grow Your Business, is on the show today …

815: Ask Farnoosh: Home renovations, Investing $5k, and Money Books for Husbands Who Makes Less

November 30th, 2018


Lots of great, important questions on Ask Farnoosh today pulled from Instagram and Farnoosh's website. Listeners want to know about recommendations …

814: Andy Hill, Founder of Marriage, Kids and Money

November 28th, 2018


Today, we’re going to talk about something that doesn’t get mentioned much here: marriage counseling. Specifically, we’re going to talk about how pursuing financial independence actually put today’s guest and his wife in

813: Jen Roberts, Head of Chase Pay and Digital Products at JP Morgan Chase

November 26th, 2018


Have you started holiday shopping yet? Today’s episode has some advice for you, as you embark on the spending frenzy. As part of So Money’s yearlong …

812: Ask Farnoosh: Investing 101, Side Hustles and More

November 23rd, 2018


How to make the most of your side hustle income? What are some great books on investing? If you applied for a job and didn't get it...should you try …

811: Amy Nelson, Founder of The Riveter

November 21st, 2018


Like many moms, our guest today - Amy Nelson - did not want to quit her profession. But felt there were many forces at play keeping otherwise career-ambitious women at home after having children. One of those headwinds …

810: Tim Chen, Co-founder and CEO of Nerdwallet

November 19th, 2018


Today, we’re in conversation with Tim Chen, the founder and CEO of, who started the personal finance website out of a personal experience and need. Tim got laid off in the 2008 recession from a job on …

809: Ask Farnoosh: My husband left me. How can I protect my finances?

November 16th, 2018


Co-host Barbara Sloan and Farnoosh address your big money questions, including managing your finances after a divorce,  the ins and outs of a reverse mortgage and ways to become a certified financial planner,

More about …

808: Dan Schawbel, Author of Back to Human

November 14th, 2018


Today we’re welcoming back Dan Schawbel to the show. Some longtime listeners might remember Dan from way back in Episode 24. Dan is a friend of mine and a New York Times bestselling author of two career books. He’s also …

807: David Neagle: Founder, Life Is Now, Inc,

November 12th, 2018


Making more is a matter of the mind, our next guest says. David Neagle is the founder of the multimillion-dollar global coaching company Life Is Now, …

806: Ask Farnoosh: I'm moving to NYC. How much should I save?

November 9th, 2018


Pareasa Stewart, a So Money devotee, joins Farnoosh to discuss ways to save up for a big move to New York, how people can play catch up in their retirement savings and Roth IRAs versus 401(k)s.

More about Pareasa: She's …

805: Joanne Lipman, Author of That's What She Said

November 7th, 2018


“I was a 22-year-old Wall Street Journal reporter. One of my first stories, I went to go interview a businessman. He locked the door of his office …

804: Sol Orwell, Co-Founder of

November 5th, 2018


Our guest today is Sol Orwell and he’s an entrepreneur, world-traveler and philanthropist. Born Ahmed Farooq he decided to name himself after George …

803: Ask Farnoosh: Should I use an investing app like Stash?

November 2nd, 2018


Farnoosh and co-host Eric Roberge, a frequent So Money guest, Certified Financial Planner and founder of Beyond the Hammock, discuss your financial questions.

This week you want to know:

What are some smart ways to raise …

802: Leah Gervais, Founder

October 31st, 2018


How to know when your side-hustle deserves your fullest attention? And it’s time to give your day job your 2-weeks notice?

Our guest today, Leah …

801: Sarah Jenks, Founder of Live More Weigh Less™

October 29th, 2018


If you’ve ever struggled with your weight … you may have thought to yourself, "My life would be better if I was just thinner." Or, "Life is just 20 …

800: Ask Farnoosh: Best Ways to Invest?

October 26th, 2018


This week on Ask Farnoosh, Farnoosh and special co-host Leyla Shams, an avid So Money listener, dive into your money questions including: "What are …

799: Dr. Daniel Crosby: Author, The Behavioral Investor

October 24th, 2018


When it comes to investing, you’ve probably heard the phrase, ‘Buy what you know.’ Do you believe it? I’m asking because today’s guest believes that is “profoundly dumb advice.” 

II think that’s sort of good …

798: Adeola Omole, 7 Steps to Get Out of Debt and Build Wealth

October 22nd, 2018


What if you had $70,000 worth of consumer debt and losing your job amidst all of that financial stress?

Today, I’m interviewing Adeola Omole on the …

797: Ask Farnoosh: When should I tell my employer that I'm expecting? 

October 19th, 2018


Farnoosh is joined by So Money listener Reuben Subramaniam, founder of K2 Collaborators

Questions on today's episode include:

Advice for saving money …

796: Tracy Matthews, Founder of Flourish & Thrive Academy

October 17th, 2018


Today’s guest is going to share how to recover - and thrive - after losing everything.

At one point, Tracy Matthews had a successful handmade jewelry …

795: Dr. Bonnie Koo, Physician and Founder MissBonnieMD

October 15th, 2018


How does a six-figure income turn into six-figures of debt?

Our guest Bonnie Koo was making six-figures by age 23 working on Wall Street. A career pivot into medicine quickly changed all of that when she attended medical …

794: Ask Farnoosh: I have extra income. What should I do with it?

October 12th, 2018


This week on Ask Farnoosh ....Weighing the costs of graduate school, finding money for a start-up, optimizing extra income, and financial advice for …

793: Jenn Edden: Sugar Addiction Expert

October 10th, 2018


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 …

792: Suze Orman, Author of Women & Money

October 8th, 2018


Suze Orman is here!

This interview is probably one of my favorites for a lot of reasons. It was fascinating to hear Suze's views on women and money today and learn if they've changed over time. You may have thought Suze …

791: Ask Farnoosh: Financial Planning for a Special-Needs Child

October 5th, 2018


Farnoosh, what are your thoughts on 0% financing offers for new cars? Is hiring a financial advisor a waste of money? How best to plan for a child …

790: Karen Bergreen: Stand-Up Comic

October 3rd, 2018


If you’ve been following me on Instagram or get my newsletter, you might know that I recently took stand up comedy classes here in NYC at Manhattan …

789: Angela Duckworth, Author of Grit

October 1st, 2018


Would you consider yourself gritty?

Grit is being able to pursue long term goals, even if that pursuits take years. Grit is when you view your life …

788: Ask Farnoosh: What should I do with my money and career BEFORE having kids?

September 28th, 2018


Special co-host Jamila Souffrant, founder of Journey to Launch, is back on the show, this time co-hosting and helping answer a wide range of questions from So Money listeners.

Today's questions: Is it better to make an …

787: Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer of VaynerMedia

September 26th, 2018


Ever wish there was someone at your company, whose job is to enhance your well-being, happiness and fulfillment at work?

Today I’m welcoming Claude …

786: Dr. Peter Kim, Founder of

September 24th, 2018


In the Iranian culture, if your child becomes a doctor, this is the ULTIMATE trophy for a parent. And while being a doctor comes with a great deal of …

785: Ask Farnoosh: Should I rent or buy?

September 21st, 2018


This week's listener questions touch on home ownership, paying down student loans (versus investing in the stock market) and where to stash cash for a short-term goal? Co-host is Mary Grace Gardner, a So Money listener …

784: Raj Jana, Founder of JavaPresse Coffee

September 19th, 2018


How do you make or take your coffee? Does it spark joy?

Our guest Raj Jana has built a thriving business by turning the common experience of making coffee into kind of an art form and in the process has created a …

783: Ryan Serhant, Bravo's Million Dollar Listing Star

September 17th, 2018


If you watch Bravo TV or follow New York City real estate, you know all about our next guest. Ryan Serhant is a star of Bravo's Million Dollar …

782: Ask Farnoosh: What does my horoscope say about my finances?

September 14th, 2018


Is there any relationship between our Zodiac signs and how we spend, save and make financial decisions?

In today's Ask Farnoosh, Farnoosh and co-host Brittney Castro, founder and CEO of Financially Wise, tackle your …

Bonus: Nikki Arwood, Regional Market Executive, Charles Schwab

September 13th, 2018


We’re going back to basics today in a special So Money bonus episode, talking about the best ways to start and execute financial goals.

Our guest is …

781: Chanie WIlschanski: CEO of DiscoverED Consulting

September 12th, 2018


Imagine being at the grocery checkout with little kids. You’re desperate to leave because one kid’s crying, the other is hungry. And then, your credit card gets denied. And the next credit card gets denied. And this is …

780: Jonathan Fields, Good Life Project

September 10th, 2018


A life of uncertainty is one that is worth living. Welcome to So Money everybody, I’m your host, Farnoosh Torabi, thanks for joining. It may sound scary but our guest today offers some pretty profound insights and …

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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. For more information visit

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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 …