Consumerism Commentary With Harlan Landes

Consumerism Commentary was a site originally created and run up Plutus Founder, Harlan Landes. Consumerism Commentary was one of the very first personal finance websites to be founded and turned into a business. Throughout its lifetime, the blog’s mission has been to develop financially literate, capable, and successful human beings by sharing educational, entertaining, and engaging articles. The blog did just that and allowed Harlan to sell the blog for a nice sum of cash. Since then he has gone from writer, the non-profit founder, volunteer, and Adulting.TV.

Now Harlan as a retired blogger and doing things for the pure enjoyment of them can design his life in the way he wants.

So what is Consumerism? Why does it matter? How can someone achieve everything Harlan has? In this podcast, we dive into the concepts surrounding Consumerism, how to start a successful blog like Consumerism Commentary and the benefits of pushing yourself to retire as early as possible.

Where to find Harlan:

https://www.consumerismcommentary.com/
https://Adulting.tv
http://www.bushwackers.org/
https://www.plutusfoundation.org/

Connect with Harlan on Social:

@HarlanLandes
@Adultingtv

 

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Mimosas With Ashley Gainer

Ashley was 8 months pregnant when her ex-husband left her. She planned to be a stay at home mom and freelance as a hobby. But with a divorce and baby on it’s way and needing to bring home the bacon, she turned her hobby into a career.

Like me, she has a young son, and it took her three years to rise above the poverty line and be the mom she really wanted to be. What’s more – she did it debt free. 

Since then, she’s remarried, has added another baby, and continues to scale her business so she can do more while working fewer hours. Listen in as we talk about the dark time in her life, lessons learned, and the entire scope of mindset, freelancing, being a work-at-home mom, and even personal finance. 

Uncover what happened and how she became the accomplished woman she is today.

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Mimosas With Melanie Lockert

Melanie started blogging about her debt in 2013 to keep herself accountable during the melanieheadshotdebt payoff process. In total, she had $81,000 in student loan debt. After paying the minimum towards her loans for five years, she graduated in May 2011 with $68,000 left. She paid off $68,000 in four and a half years, $30k of that in 2015, after doubling my income. As you may have guessed, her debt payoff process led to an entrepreneurial career filled with storytelling, writing, educating, public speaking, and inspiring young millennials along the way.

In my conversation with her on this episode of Monday Morning Mimosas we take it to the moment she graduated grad school worked crappy jobs and how she turned it all around to be the incredible female empowered entrepreneur she is today. Check out Melanie on deardebt.com, follow her on Twitter @deardebtblog, and enjoy more of her writing on rockstarfinance.com and CentSai.com.

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Mimosas With Maia Singletary

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This week on Monday Morning Mimosas I’m chatting with Maia Singletary, from Chicago. 13321829_1743869282558003_207963769896933515_nThis Entrepreneur/Wife/Mom/Skincare guru jumps between two different worlds; A digital consulting business and Astrida Naturals. Coming from two different genres of business Maia balances two companies, family life, and personal life just about as perfectly as her two businesses operate, but things weren’t always this way. Listen in on my conversation with Maia and how she overcame the closure of a family business during the 2008 recession, switched majors, and became a mom.

Cheers!

Mimosas With Brandon Erickson

This episode of Monday Morning Mimosas is a little unorthodox. Today I’m talking with Brandon Erickson. He’s a longtime BFF, brother, fellow nerd and a millennial jumping into the throws of entrepreneurship.

On Monday Morning Mimosas we discuss entrepreneurship and how many of us get started and become successful, but it’s also important that we have conversations with people who are just in the beginning stages.

Entrepreneurs are hard workers, typically working 50-75 hours a week trying to make it. Most of us make it, and some of us do the 50+ hour grind for quite some time. Working as hard as we do, it’s important to have hobbies and a life outside of that life. Brandon and I discuss the perils of dating as a hobby in the digital age and how it affects our lives, and nerd shit.

Enjoy this off-beat podcast on the life outside of an entrepreneur.

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Want to follow up with some of the points we made during the podcast? Here’s some fun links:

    1. On begin a nerd.

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2. The Star Wars ring theory.

3. Just how big of an issue the Syrian war is.

Mimosas With John & David of Debt Free Guys

John and David have a total of 13 combined years in the finance industry and gathered $51,000 in credit card debt as two thirty somethings living it up in the early 2000’s. Today, they’re debt free, run a very successful blog, IE Debt Free Guys, and focus on sharing their story with the Queer community.

Their success didn’t happen overnight, in fact, it took at least ten years in total for them to get where they are today. Having taken quite some time to write an important book for the basic adult, they finished it, they conquered it, and share their story on how they started their business, the roadblocks encountered, and the struggles they still face as business owners.

Here’s my interview with one of my favorite business couples.

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Guest Announcement: David Auten & John Schneider

I’m really excited to announce this guest(s)! John and David, The Debt Free Guys, will be premiering on Monday, January 9 on Monday Morning Mimosas.

John and David have a total of 13 combined years in the finance industry and gathered $51,000 in credit card debt as two thirty somethings living it up in the early 2000’s. Today, they’re debt free, run a very successful blog, IE Debt Free Guys, and focus on sharing their story with the Queer community.

Their success didn’t happen overnight, in fact, it took at least ten years in total for them to get where they are today. Having taken quite some time to write an important book for the basic adult, they finished it, they conquered it, and share their story on how they started their business, the roadblocks encountered, and the struggles they still face as business owners.

When I first heard of Debt Free Guys, I reached out to them for a blab I used to host with CentSai. Our friendship continued on after that through supporting one another online and giggling over chocolate and wine (also online). Not knowing the full extent of their journey when I first met them, made me geek out because they’re so polished, professional, and both speak with such confidence. I’m delighted to share my interview with them on Monday, so stay tuned!

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Mimosas With Eva Baker

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Just before turning 16, Eva and her mom listened to the audiobook version of The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey.  This helped her realize that planning and budgeting your finances is interesting and can be fun – especially when you’re young and haven’t had time to make many financial mistakes yet! Today, Eva is 20 and as she continues her journey into adulthood her opportunities are endless.

 

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Mimosas With Reid Burroughs

Reid sees possibilities. As a creative social media marketer always looking for new ways to reach out, communicate and inspire. Reid’s interest in people and helping them solve problems makes him someone you’re glad to have as a partner. Plus, he’s a taco aficionado.

When he’s not working in a startup (making nearly nothing) he works a part time job, hustles his ass to the max, and seeks relationships with others who are fully supportive of his dream. Reid says, “You have to be fully in it,” which means those supportive relationships have to be his rock.

Ready to listen in on the interview? Here it is:

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