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Episode 14: Losing your trust fund to Bernie Madoff and starting over again

Imagine having a trust fund – amazing! You’re banking on that fund as your nest egg and you’ve planned your future around it.

Now imagine, it’s 2008, the financial crisis is unraveling, and over one phone call, you’re told you’ve been a victim of Bernie Madoff’s ponzie scheme. Your nest egg? Gone.

It’s one having struggled with money. But to have wealth you’ve grown accustomed to disappear after one phone call? You need to reassess your livelihood, lifestyle and relation to money. What would you do?

Here’s Amy’s money story and her journey since getting such phone call.

Check out Amy's amazing catering company: http://www.amysculinaryadventures.com/

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Hey Stranger! What's the best money advice you received?

For our “Hey Stranger!” series this week, we asked 1) “what was the best money advice you ever received?” and 2) “what was the worst financial decision you ever made?”

Surprisingly, and unsurprisingly, two of the random women we interviewed chose going to a private liberal arts college as the worst financial decision they made. AKA student loans. (Videos #3 & #4)

What about you? What’s your #moneystory and is student loans in the picture?

1. Worst financial decision? His name was Richie.

2. Best money advice? Save your birthday money. They add up!

3. Surviving as a PhD student

4. NYU wasn't worth it!

5. Best money advice? Don't be gullible.

6. Best money advice? Follow your passion. Money will follow. 

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Hey Stranger! What's your most memorable summer experience?

1. Going to Dominican Republic, round trip, all expenses paid for $750. It pays to plan ahead!

2. Studying abroad every summer in Europe studying art history through different scholarships. 

3. Perfect summer day? People watching @Washington Square Park

4. My mom forced me to take swimming classes. Thought she was being an a$$ but now I'm an awesome swimmer! 

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Episode 8: "I would have been fired...and I had no Plan B"

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Episode 8: "I would have been fired...and I had no Plan B"

Do you have an emergency fund? In case you get fired or if you're stuck in a job you hate? Luisa shares with us her journey when a career wake-up call launched her on a whole new financial adventure. Come join us to hear her story on why and how she created her emergency fund that allowed her to quit her job and enter a coding boot camp.

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Episode 7: "I was tired of being fat..."

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Episode 7: "I was tired of being fat..."

Getting rid of debt? Building up your emergency fund? Sometimes, the road the financial improvement can seem excruciatingly slow and frustrating. Dieting can also feel that way. For some of us, it takes a lot of errors, pain, and dead ends until we figure out what works for our bodies. Michele shares with us her health journey and her grit is an inspiration for many difficult but worthy pursuits we take on in our own lives. 

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Episode 6: The Anti-Retirement Retirement Plan

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Episode 6: The Anti-Retirement Retirement Plan

What happens when an accounting professor admits she'd rather spend money on food than save for retirement? Turns out, it's actually not a bad plan! Join us to hear Elisa's money story in her pursuit of happiness, balance and anti-retirement retirement plan.

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Episode 5: Do I Need to get Incorporated?

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Episode 5: Do I Need to get Incorporated?

Are you an entrepreneur, freelancer, or just testing out the water with a side gig? Then you may have considered getting incorporated. But when is the right time and which entity should you choose? LLC? S Corp? C Corp? Explore what makes sense with Elisa from an accountant's perspective.

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