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.
Three weeks ago I sat down to speak with my friend Eric Nisall, from Account Lancer. One of the greatest things about Eric lies in the fact he never holds back his bold and honest opinion. There’s nothing I or you will (or should) be able to do to hold him back. It’s this brash and honest mindset that so many of us in marketing and the entrepreneurship world hold ourselves back from doing.
In this episode Eric holds no bars and releases his true opinion on the entrepreneurship world. In short, he’s not a fan of the word, in length, listen to the podcast. Catch an audible glimpse into the mind of a guy bent on producing honest moments daily.
Born and brought up in the wild dance of life that is South East Asia, the daily chaos of creativity has allowed Nora to be a multi-passionate female entrepreneur. She is a a visual designer, a dancer, a yogi, a creative problem solver, a photographer and global gypsy.
Nora loves sharing biz tips + life hacks to inspire other women to live the life they love by showing them how easy it can be to start living the lives they always wanted to.
Nora currently is just launching her newest thriving (and third) online business – The Photo Forest – the first community driven stock photography membership site where members can request the type of photos they need. Her favorite motto and what drives her forward into creating the life she loves is…”if not now, then when?”
3 things that make her happy – creating large mandalas with flower petals, sitting in morning meditation and doing anything that involves having beauty, creativity and a bit of adventure!
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.
This week I’m sipping cocktails with Nadeera of Flower From Lover. Nadeera hails from
Russia and arrived in America just last year. The idea of placing flowers into a beautiful box filled with macrons started off as a hobby and today is blooming into a bustling business. Just recently Flower From Lover became the official floral sponsor of Miss Scottsdale, Miss Phoenix, and Miss Maricopa County. If that still doesn’t have you convinced on her level of skill, listen in as we discuss the boxes themselves and how Nadeera plans to grow.
If you’re interested in checking out more from Flower From Lover, you can visit them online at http://www.flowerfromlover.com, follow along on Instagram at @flower_from_lover, and find Nadeera on Facebook.
Here’s a video I did for Travel Foodie Mom where I discuss the Valentine’s Day Box I mentioned in the podcast.
This week I’m speaking with Mandie Mutchie. Mandie is a multifaceted individual. In years previous she worked in modeling and taught at the same time. Though she loved the education field, she found her passion in makeup artistry which she picked up through modeling with Ford Models. With her beau in tow, Mandie and her now fiance Tommy picked up and moved to California where she changes lives and plays dress up
Mandie puts a playful twist on makeup artistry and shares how she balances life, work, and planning a wedding in this week’s episode. Check out Mandie’s portfolio here and listen to her own podcast Bold Moves by clicking here.
Kick back and drink up as we dive into mimosas this morning.
Melanie started blogging about her debt in 2013 to keep herself accountable during the debt 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.
This week on Monday Morning Mimosas I’m chatting with Maia Singletary, from Chicago. This 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.
This week Michelle Jackson and I chat it up. She’s self-employed, runs a sick entrepreneurs group on Facebook called the DONE society, writes a lot, Marches and stands up for her fellow women, and looks for a good time. In short, Michelle’s kicking major ass and I’m delighted to share my conversation with you.
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.
Want to follow up with some of the points we made during the podcast? Here’s some fun links: