We’ve all seen the stats…if you started investing in your teens you’d end up significantly wealthier than if you wait until your 20s or 30s. But most of us have no idea where to start or even have the confidence to invest our first dollar before we’re fully ready. Well, as my next guest Jully-Alma Taveras (a.k.a. Investing Latina) shares in this episode, you’ll never be fully ready. And that’s ok! She started investing at 19 and now in her 20s, she’s much further ahead on her financial journey because of it.
And now, she creates financial literacy content on your Instagram and YouTube channel, in addition to being a contributing editor at Next Advisor and public speaker, to empower and educate other young women to start investing as soon as possible. Because the thing is, you’ll never be completely ready to start investing and you may make mistakes.
But that shouldn’t scare you off from getting started because you can change your investment strategy as you become a more confident and knowledgeable investor. Just take my journey. I started with index funds (but had no idea what those were), then switched to mutual funds, then moved everything to ETFs, and now I do a mixture of ETFs and individual stocks. It’s taken me years to discover the best way to invest for my goals, but I’m so glad I didn’t wait until I was “ready”.
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You may remember my next guest from episode 104 in which we discussed money and mindfulness. Well, I’ve got Leisa Peterson back on the show to discuss her new book The Mindful Millionaire!
In case you don’t know, Leisa is an author, business growth strategist, money expert, mindset coach and host of The Art of Abundance podcast and the Mindful Millionaire podcast.
You see, it’s all about having a millionaire mindset, or having an abundance mindset, to guide you to make better financial choices for your future. Not only that, but she also shares why it’s so important to practice mindfulness and how taking care of your mental health plays into your financial health. I know you’ll love this episode as much as I loved recording it, so make sure to listen, share, and grab a copy of Leisa’s new book!
For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/253
I’m so excited to share this episode! I was told by others that Kassandra Dasent, a financial wellness engineer, Certified Financial Education Instructor, and speaker, would be an amazing guest…and she did not disappoint.
As she shares in this episode, she is immigrated with her mom from Trinidad to Quebec, Canada as a child, and now lives in Florida, USA. And as immigrants to a new country, money was always tight. This led Kassandra to do, as I see so many financial counselling clients do, to rebel as an adult and spend without a plan and eventually get into debt.
But everything changed in 2009 when she realized she was in serious consumer debt. Something needed to change if she wanted to live a more balanced, fulfilled, and financially secure life. So, in June 2009, she created a plan to pay off $55,000 of debt in five years. By November 2012 she became debt-free.
And now she is on the show to not only share her journey of becoming debt-free, but to explain how she did it, how she continued to stay diligent with her plan and stay motivated, and what lessons she learned she hopes to pass onto others who may be in a similar situation.
For full episode show notes, visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/252
I can’t believe it’s been almost 3 years to the day since I last had Tim Nash, a sustainable investing expert and founder of Good Investing, on the show! You may remember Tim from episode 129 because not only does he know his stuff, but he was the first guest I had on to talk about responsible investing.
Since then, a lot has happened! Notably, Tim Nash became a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and founded his investment coaching company. He also has been featured in the media regularly to discuss the changes in the sustainable investing landscape. But in terms of the financial industry, more and more companies are developing ETFs and mutual funds that follow ESG criteria (ESG standing for environmental, social, and governance).
This is good news because sustainable investing is becoming less of a niche and more the norm. And as I’ve learned over the years, it is critical that we all become more mindful of what companies we invest in for our futures.
For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/251