7 Actions to Take Now to Get the Life You Want

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Too often, we think about money as an end. We know we need more of it, but we’re unsure why. We don’t even consider how it could make our lives better. Today we’re going to talk about how to figure out your financial priorities, so you can adjust your relationship with money and design a life you’re excited about living.

Stacy Johnson and I are joined by producer and novice investor Aaron Freeman to talk about how to take your life to the next level.

Our special guest is Michelle Jackson, a financial writer and podcaster specializing in facilitating impactful conversations about money.

Remember, even though we sometimes talk about specific investments on this show, don’t take them as recommendations because they’re not. Before investing in anything, do your research, and make your own decisions.

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Has COVID-19 changed the way we think about and approach money?

Being in the middle of a pandemic has given many of us a chance to step back and evaluate our lives.

We’re also changing the way we work and how we interact with money. It’s not just about quitting your job — it’s also about what you put into that job and how you can earn more doing it.

How to re-think your life and change your money mindset to live the life you want

If you’ve taken some time to think about what work could look like in the future, and how you want your life to look, we’ve got some ideas on how to change your money mindset — and small steps you can take today to set your feet on a new path.

Meet this week’s guest, Michelle Jackson

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Michelle Jackson is the founder of Michelle is Money Hungry, an online space designed for empathetic conversations about money leading with a social equity lens.

The main hat that she wears is “content creator,” and she has a few other projects that she works on as well. When she’s not working on one of her projects you’ll find her exploring her home state of Colorado.

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About the hosts

Stacy Johnson founded Money Talks News in 1991. He’s a CPA, and has also earned licenses in stocks, commodities, options principal, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervisor and real estate.

Miranda Marquit, MBA, is a financial expert, writer and speaker. She’s been covering personal finance and investing topics for almost 20 years. When not writing and podcasting, she enjoys travel, reading and the outdoors.

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