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 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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Guest Announcement: Braiden Kurowski

Braiden is a Phoenix native and coffee lover (read addict). She attended Grand Canyon University where she received a Bachelor’s in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. Now, she is a13903364_891985197601985_2668166158894682781_n North Phoenix Realtor, bringing joy and guidance through the sale and purchase of real estate. In her spare time, she can be found exploring the beautiful state of Arizona, drinking too much coffee, or enjoying quality time with family and her boyfriend, Bryan. She also enjoys nerding out to business/personal development podcasts, blogging about being a girl boss, and connecting with other entrepreneurs!

Braiden’s episode will premiere on January 2nd. Stay tuned to iTunes and Soundcloud for updates.

“Take the risk now, go after what you want, and enjoy the life you create for yourself.”

 

 

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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Guest Announcement: Reid Burroughs

This Monday I’ll be speaking with Reid Burroughs, a digital marketer with Really Big Tree. Really Big Tree is based in Phoenix and has just launched into Beta this year. With only six months into the first year of their life on earth, Really Big Tree has been trying to take root in the Valley through digital marketing and development services. Reid, is an integral part of Really Big Tree.

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.

Join me tomorrow for an in-depth look into the life of someone deep inside a tech start-up keeping his head and his comrades heads above water. Follow read and his journey on Instagram and YouTube.

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MMMimosa’s First Podcast Guest

I’m SUPER excited to announce the lovable and hard-working/ass-kicking Chonce Maddox as our first official guest on Monday Morning Mimosas. We’ll be discussing “How being a single mom has shaped me into who I am today” among many other things whilst surrounded by mimosas.

chonce-headshot1Chonce is a financial lifestyle blogger who openly discusses in hardships growing up poor, and after having her ADORABLE son Jordan, living on welfare while helping her family survive. She’s a first generation college student and runs a debt blog entitled My Debt Epiphany. “This blog not only allowed me to share my unique story, life lessons learned, and my perspective with others, it also opened up the door to a whole new life.”

I’m excited to discuss how she came to be the woman she is today, what helped her break the teen mom cycle, and how she accomplished so damn much being under 30. Stay tuned for December 5th‘s release and more updates throughout the month!