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Simpler, Smarter Student Loans

On the latest episode we’ve got David Klein and Kelly Peeler from CommonBond, a company that positions itself as a place for simpler, smarter student loans for a brighter future.

While taking out loans for business school, co-founder David found himself asking a lot of questions: Why is the process so confusing? Why is the customer service so bad? Why are the interest rates so high? Isn’t there a better way for people to borrow for school?

Turns out he wasn’t alone as figures now show that students in the U.S. are struggling to pay down over $1.5 trillion in debt.

CommonBond was founded in 2012 to help relieve that burden, and since then have funded over $2.5 billion in better student loans. Their approach is no big secret: lower rates, simpler options, and a world class experience, all built to support you throughout your student loan journey.

Kelly and David firmly believe that student loans should be for fulfilling your dreams, not emptying your bank account. They’re helping you get there by lowering the cost of school and simplifying the process with no more stressful applications or being treated like an account number.

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How Much Do I Need for Retirement

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How much does one need saved for a comfortable retirement? You'll often hear 1x your salary by 30, 3x by 40, etc. Are these rules of thumb reliable? Or is each individual case different? That's the discussion with Sam from California who is wondering if he'll ever have enough saved. 

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I'm Drowning in Student Loans

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We kick things off this week with Daughter of the Year candidate Jessica from New Jersey. In addition to trying to make sure she’s doing all she can for her own retirement, Jessica is also trying to help out her father.

Next up was Megan from North Carolina, who like many others out there, is drowning in student loan debt. Is there anything she can do or will she be stuck with it for the foreseeable future?

The email marathon carries on in hour two as we inch closer and closer to the end of March.

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Broke Millennial Takes On Investing

Millennials want to learn how to start investing. The problem is that most have no idea where to begin. There's a significant lack of information out there catering to the concerns of new millennial investors, such as:

  • Should I invest while paying down student loans?

  • How do I invest in a socially responsible way?

  • What about robo-advisors and apps, are any of them any good?

  • Where can I look online for investment advice?

That’s why we’re happy to have Erin Lowry back on the show to discuss her latest book, Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner's Guide to Leveling Up Your Money.

In this second book in the Broke Millennial series, Lowry answers those questions and delivers all of the investment basics in one easy-to-digest package.

Tackling topics ranging from common terminology to how to handle your anxiety to retirement savings and even how to actually buy and sell a stock, this hands-on guide will help any investment newbie become a confident player in the market on their way to building wealth.

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How to Preserve Our Assets

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You've done a great job of saving and are now retired. All is good, right? Except if you're worried about preserving your assets. That's the conversation with Leath from North Carolina.

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How to Fund College

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We’re kicking things off this week with John from North Carolina who is trying to figure out the best way to fund college for his two kids.

His financial advisor is currently pitching him a product that will make your head spin. When the head is spinning, it’s usually not a good sign, so I’m glad John picked up the phone and gave us a call.

More emails in hour two as we near the end of March. Progress is being made! Only to be derailed by the summer vacation schedule :)

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The Making of a Manager with Julie Zhuo

Congratulations, you're a manager! After you pop the champagne, accept the shiny new title, and step into this thrilling next chapter of your career, the truth descends like a fog: you don't really know what you're doing.

That's exactly how our latest guest, Julie Zhuo, felt when she became a rookie manager at the age of 25. It’s also why she felt compelled to write her first book, The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You.

She stared at a long list of logistics, from hiring to firing, from meeting to messaging, from planning to pitching, and faced a thousand questions and uncertainties. How was she supposed to spin teamwork into value? What was the secret to leading with confidence in new and unexpected situations?

Now, having managed dozens of teams spanning tens to hundreds of people, Julie knows the most important lesson of all: great managers are made, not born. If you care enough to be reading this, then you care enough to be a great manager.

The Making of a Manager is a modern field guide packed everyday examples and transformative insights, including:

  • How to tell a great manager from an average manager

  • When you should look past an awkward interview and hire someone anyway

  • How to build trust with your reports through not being a boss

  • Where to look when you lose faith and lack the answers

Whether you're new to the job, a veteran leader, or looking to be promoted, this is the handbook you need to be the kind of manager you wish you had.

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"Jill on Money" theme music is by Joel Goodman, www.joelgoodman.com.

Should I Buy an Annuity?

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A common question starts us off this week with Rob from Kentucky wondering if he should buy an annuity with some extra cash he has on hand. The pitch he received sounds good, but is it too good to be true?

Next up was a fascinating call from Kelly in Idaho. With substantial assets that need to be managed, Kelly has a feeling that her current advisor isn’t the right person for the job.

More emails in hour two. We’re making progress as it’s now only about a three week backlog. Will we get caught up by the beginning of June? That’s the current goal!

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How to Reinvent Your Organization

When fast-scaling startups and global organizations get stuck, they call our latest guest, Aaron Dignan.

In his recently released book, Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization?, he reveals his proven approach for eliminating red tape, dissolving bureaucracy, and doing the best work of your life.

He’s found that nearly everyone, from Wall Street to Silicon Valley, points to the same frustrations: lack of trust, bottlenecks in decision making, siloed functions and teams, meeting and email overload, tiresome budgeting, short-term thinking, and more.

Is there any hope for a solution? Haven’t countless business gurus promised the answer, yet changed almost nothing about the way we work?

That’s because we fail to recognize that organizations aren’t machines to be predicted and controlled. They’re complex human systems full of potential waiting to be released.

Dignan says you can’t fix a team, department, or organization by tinkering around the edges. Over the years, he has helped his clients completely reinvent their operating systems, the fundamental principles and practices that shape their culture, with extraordinary success.

In Brave New Work you’ll learn exactly how organizations are inventing a smarter, healthier, and more effective way to work. Not through top down mandates, but through a groundswell of autonomy, trust, and transparency.

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