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.
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.
- The pandemic has inspired some people to re-evaluate their lives. Check out this Ipsos poll on how people are doing things differently.
- More people moved longer distances in 2021. One of the biggest reasons? COVID-19. Check out this report on moving during the pandemic.
- Check out our Money Talks News article on how COVID-19 has impacted the way we think about money.
- We’ve also covered how COVID-19 affected retirement savings.
- Don’t forget to check out how COVID-19 has inspired some into early retirement.
- In a recent episode of her own podcast, Michelle talks about figuring out which side hustles make sense and how not all money is good money.
- Figuring out what to do in retirement? One of our past podcast episodes features Paula Pant, who talks about how to create a retirement you love.
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.
- Check out our article on things you can replace to improve your life.
- We’ve got a great slideshow on how you can make small changes to transform your life.
- Check out Michelle’s post on how just focusing on expenses can keep you in a low-income trap.
- You don’t have to wait until the new year to improve your life. We have a podcast episode about simple resolutions that can make you richer — no matter the time of year.
- Check out this guest article on Money Talks News about how to figure out your values so you can make the most out of your life and money.
- Want some help managing your money? Check out these apps that can make it easier for you to make the most of every dollar.
- The Wall Street Journal has some great ideas on how to get a raise.
- Want some practical tips for creating a financial plan? Miranda’s got you covered. This blog post of hers focuses on the beginning of the year, but you can benefit from following these steps any time of the year.
Meet this week’s guest, Michelle Jackson
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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