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Better Money Decisions

You’ve probably started with great intentions, telling yourself you’ll stash away more for retirement and buy fewer lattes (because some writer said buying lattes is a bad thing). But life happens. It’s not as neat and tidy as the financial experts on TV seem to think. You’ve got a lot going on in your life, and you need more than simplistic, cookie-cutter instructions to keep you on the right financial path. Kate Stalter escorts you to the right path for your money. She talks to experts and "normal" people who have taken the right steps to make better money decisions.
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Feb 14, 2017

The guest on today's show is a popular author, Kimberly Palmer. Kimberly was the senior Money Editor at US News and World Report for nine years. She's currently the Features Editor on The Money Team at AARP. Her focus is on work and jobs content. Her latest book is called Smart Mom, Rich Mom. In her previous book, The Economy Of You- Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life, Kimberly tells the stories of 100 people who built financial security for themselves by launching a side business. This includes her own story of the Etsy Shop with her money planners. She's also written the book Generation Earned- The Young Professional's Guide To Spending, Investing and Giving Back. Listen in today and find out how to ensure that you can afford to retire when the time comes.

 

Today, Kate points out that for many reasons, retirement is very different now to how it was back in Grampa's day. She says that although the Boomers are healthier and more active than their parents were, the downside is that many of them don't have the financial resources that their parents had to retire. Join Kate and Kimberly today and become inspired to keep growing, personally and financially.

 

Today, Kate and Kimberly talk about:

 

  • The main take away that Kimberly gets from the experts and the ordinary people that she interviews.
  • Why you should start saving as soon as possible.
  • Why people need to connect and network with as many people as possible, in order to stay on top of things today.
  • The amount of interest that people are showing in embracing some form of entrepreneurialism.
  • How people have to think about maintaining and protecting their jobs today and the effort that it takes to stay on top of things.
  • That as a mom today, you could easily end up working for someone who used to work for you before.
  • That it's not always up to you how long you keep your current job, so you need to have a Plan B.
  • The number of people in their 50's going back to school and going for career changes today.
  • Some lessons that younger people could take from the Boomers.

 

Links:

 

Kimberly's website: www.kimberly-palmer.com

 

Kimberly on Twitter: @kimberlypalmer

 

Her book 'Smart Mom Rich Mom' is available from Amazon and other bookstores.

 

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