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EPISODE 33 - CORONAVIRUS HAVE YOU DOWN?

Join Tiffany as she talks about money and the coronavirus.  Although this has been an unprecedented worldwide pandemic, there are lessons to be learned! 

 

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EPISODE 25 - THAT LIGHTBULB MOMENT WITH PATRINA DIXON

Join Tiffany as she sits down with one of her idols, Patrina Dixon, as they discuss what pushed them to make better choices with money.  You will find that the stories are similar but very different.  Maybe this is your lightbulb moment!

About Our Guest
Patrina Dixon is a Certified Financial Education Instructor, International Speaker, award-winning author, Founder of It’$ My Money and hosts The Money Exchange Podcast which is dedicated to sharing stories on how everyday people are implementing various strategies to build wealth.

Patrina’s been quoted on Black Enterprise.com and has facilitated financial workshops for AARP and Chase. Patrina is also the host of the It’$ My Money local TV show in CT. Patrina’s audience for both her podcast and blog spans across many countries.

Patrina is married, a mom, and lives in CT.

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EPISODE 2 - YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MONEY AND HOW TO CHANGE IT

In this episode, we discuss emotions and how they affect our money decisions.  Will you do things differently or the same?  How has your family affected your relationship with money?  These are some questions to explore as you listen to this episode.

 

Episode Transcription:

Welcome to Money Talk With Tiff, a podcast where we discuss everything money from tips and tricks to current events, follow me on my journey to become debt-free and meet other cool people along the way. I am your host, Tiffany Grant now let's talk money. 

I want to talk about something extremely personal. And that's relationships with money. Everybody's experiences with money and their role models with money are different from person to person. So a little bit about how I got interested in money. Growing up, I didn't really have solid financial role models. Everybody in my family is a spender. So, I had to learn how to be a saver, rather than following the same path as everyone else....

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EPISODE 1 - INTRO TO MONEY TALK WITH TIFF

credit debt podcast Aug 01, 2019

Get motivated on your financial journey as you follow money nerd and financial coach, Tiffany Grant, on her journey to be debt-free by 30!

She makes complex financial topics surprisingly simple. You will get practical tips and tricks with an inside look at the strategies she uses on a daily basis. Tiffany gives you straight talk on all things money.

 

Episode Transcript:

 Welcome to Money Talk With Tiff, a podcast where we discuss everything money, from tips and tricks to current events. Follow me on my journey to become debt-free, and meet other cool people along the way. I am your host, Tiffany Grant, now let's talk money.

So, I wanted this first episode to just briefly go over what Money Talk With Tiff is how it got started a little background history about myself, and then what you can expect from the Money Talk With Tiff podcast. So, Money Talk With Tiff began as a blog. I started it in December of 2017. And it was just a way for me to get financial literacy out to the...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF CREDIT (PART 3)

credit debt Jan 21, 2018

Ok, so now we know what's on our credit and our credit score.  Let's clean it up a little!  I want to start with collection accounts since they are the most detrimental to your score.  Never pay anyone to do this for you!  It is pretty simple and I am going to walk you step by step.

1.  Call the creditors - I must admit this is the most daunting task but you have to get it done.  On your credit report, it will tell you who is reporting the debt and their contact information.  This step is just for fact-finding.  You do not want to mention anything about paying the debt.  Remember when I told you collection accounts fall off after 7 years?  Well, if you mention that you will pay, that 7 years will start all the way over!  Keep the conversation short and simple.  The conversation should go something like this:

You: Hello, I was checking my credit report and noticed that (insert company here) was listed.  I wanted to see...

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FIRST STUDENT LOAN PAID!!

I had to take a quick break from our credit discussion to announce my first student loan debt has been paid in full!  I am super excited!  I am in the middle of my debt snowball (paying debt down in order from smallest balance to largest).  That particular loan started with a balance of $3,832.  It is now $0!  That was my smallest debt, now on to the next!  Woohooo!

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THE IMPORTANCE OF CREDIT (PART 2)

credit debt Jan 14, 2018

Welcome to part two of the money talk about credit!  I highly recommend reading part one first as this post is meant to be a continuation.  So, now that you have pulled your credit report, let's pull our credit score.  There are a few different ways to do this.  When you go to pull your credit report from the three bureaus, they will ask if you want to purchase your credit score.  You do not have to go this route!  I will always recommend the free options first.  Remember in part one when I said you really have hundreds of reports creditors can use?  The same thing goes for credit scores.  The scores are calculated in multiple ways so there may be variances between the scores you or a creditor pulls.

Favorite Option
Credit Karma!  This is my favorite way to pull my credit score.  You can download the app or go to the website.  The site will ask you a few questions in order to pull your score but it is completely safe and...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF CREDIT (PART 1)

credit debt spending money Jan 06, 2018

According to Investopedia.com, credit is a contractual agreement in which a borrower receives something of value now and agrees to repay the lender at some date in the future, generally with interest.  Now, it would be great if there was nothing on your credit report because you never had to borrow money, but for most Americans, that is definitely not the case.  The goal of this series is to get you acquainted with your credit, the terminology, the importance of paying attention, and how to fix it on your own (you don't need to pay anyone).  Let's get started!

My Story
Before I started this financial journey, I didn't know anything about a credit report or score.  I would get medical bills and never pay them thinking they just went into the abyss after a while.  I figured once they stopped sending me the bills in the mail, they didn't care about them anymore.  So, I went a long as if nothing was happening.  When I was 19, I applied for my...

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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU? HOW BUDGETING CAN HELP!

It's New Year's Eve!  This marks the occasion when everyone decides on their New Year's resolutions.  According to statisticbrain.com, the top resolution is to "lose weight/eat healthy" followed by "life/self-improvements" as number two.  These are great but I want to focus on the third most popular resolution which is "better financial decisions".  I assume you are here because this is where you want to improve.  What if I told you that by focusing on this one goal you can positively impact the other two top resolutions?  It has been proven that money issues cause stress and stress causes health issues.  That knocks out number 2!  But, how is "better financial decisions" linked to losing weight and healthier eating?  Allow me to explain!  One of the cornerstones of being wealthy is budgeting.  Most of the time eating unhealthy (fast food/junk food) is something that can be cut from your budget or minimized.  Therefore,...
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