Adult Struggles

Adult Struggles

Ashley and her guests share their life struggles and lessons they've learned along the way. From ordinary everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning, to major life milestones like buying your first home, the Adult Struggles podcast discusses finance, family, travel, personal growth, career challenges and more. As a 20-something herself, Ashley doesn't claim to be a life expert, but simply desires to help others and save them from the struggle of figuring things out by sharing her successes and failures.... Show More

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We’re tackling money management and how to get your finances back on track. Whether you have large debts to your name, your spending is out of control, or you just don’t know where your money is going…Certified Financial Planner Anna Sergunina is here to show us the light! The big question that we’re going to answer is: Can you take control of your finances, change your circumstances, and reset your financial life? And if so how… P... Read more

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There are things in life that come easy when you’re a kid, but when you grow up, change into anxiety-ridden chores... you know, the things that you don’t think twice about when you’re just living your best kid life. In this episode, I'm sharing 3 things that didn't even faze you as a kid (and you may have even enjoyed), but now are likely to terrify you. Plus my co-host Erin and I each share our personal (and nonsensical) phobias t... Read more

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In this episode, I provide an update of what to expect on the Adult Struggles podcast, how it got started, and where my inspiration for the episodes comes from. Plus, I tell a quick story about the first time  I gave someone my "wise" life advice on the playground in Kindergarten, a completely unrelates story about my obsession with Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and details about my trip to Podcast Movement 2019 this month.

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When people get older, it’s often said that they don’t regret what they did in life, they regret what they didn't do. If you sit back and think about your life up until this point, do you have any regrets, things you wish you hadn’t done, or things you wish you had? Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to chase after our dreams, and the biggest and best ones don’t come easy. Today’s guest Jazmine Curie can attest to that, moving fro... Read more

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Today’s guests are Shane & Jocelyn Sams, the dynamic duo behind FlippedLifestyle.com. Shane and Jocelyn are former school teachers. After years of bad bosses, job losses, and frustration at work, they started an online business. That business made it possible to quit their jobs, spend more time with family and earn millions in passive income online - all while working only 10-15 hours per week! Now, they are helping other families ... Read more

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Are high school reunions relevant anymore? Reunions used to be the best way to catch up with old friends that have lost touch. But now, social media allows you to get a quick status update on anyone - anytime, anywhere. It's not like back when our parents would throw a weekend get-together to catch up on life updates of their graduating class. In fact, my 10-year reunion barely happened at all! With this kind of haphazard planning,... Read more

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Buying your first home is one of the biggest decision you will make. Before you start house hunting, there are financial considerations and basic homeowner commitments you need to understand. In this episode, you'll hear from licensed realtor Ed Stulak all about first time home buying. Along with selling real estate in New Jersey, Ed has developed his own personal brand as the “Millennial Realtor” and teaches National and Internati... Read more

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Whether selling hair care, make-up, health products, fitness programs, or ANY product for a multi-level marketing company, there’s no doubt a big mystery surrounding how to actually be successful in this type of business. In this episode, you will hear from a young woman who started from the bottom, and worked her way up to major success. Learn what it takes to be successful in multi-level marketing, also known as MLM or Network Ma... Read more

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Meet Lily & Kara, two friends who started @Dallasites101, an Instagram account all about popular local happenings in Dallas that has since blossomed into a full-time business! In this episode, we’re talking all about making cross-country moves and smooth transitions, how to break out of your social bubble and explore your own city (even if you’ve lived there your entire life!), and how to make friends along the way!

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Have you ever felt like your work isn’t up to par, or you aren’t qualified or good enough? Like you don’t deserve that promotion, and your success is just dumb luck? Well you aren't alone! Imposter Syndrome Solution coach Trisha Barker shares how she overcame her personal struggle with Imposter Syndrome, how recognize it within yourself, and most importantly how to overcome it!

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After playing a harp guitar in an old vintage store, David Powell fell in love with the instrument. But it's a rare and pricey item, so he decided to build his own with help from his brother. Now they run their own shop, Tonedevil Guitars, and craft modernized harp guitars for clients around the world! Today he shares how harp guitars went from a personal interest to a business, how a harp guitar is different from a 6-string guitar... Read more

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Feeling overwhelmed by a lack of freedom and flexibility, London-based entrepreneur Rebecca Jade Hoole left her corporate events job of 10+ years behind. And now, as a certified "Career Change Coach," she helps others do the same! It’s not an easy decision to leave job security behind, but Rebecca’s advice and firsthand experience will help you realize that it’s all possible! We talk about the potential challenges of leaving the 9-... Read more

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Is your humbleness standing in the way of your success at work? If you want to advance in your career, you need to learn how to strategically showcase your accomplishments. I'm sharing 3 tips to help you showcase your talents and hardwork. In this episode, learn how to boost your confidence, compile your "file of evidence," and find your cheerleaders.

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In this episode, I'm celebrating a big milestone by sharing 6 things I have learned from hosting the Adult Struggles Podcast for the past 6 months. So whether you’re curious what this journey has been like, or perhaps you want to try podcasting yourself, I hope you’ll find this interesting! Be sure to stay tuned until the end for a special giveaway!

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Amber Romaniuk is an Emotional Eating, Digestive and Hormone Expert who helps professional women achieve optimal health through mindful eating, self-care and overcoming self-sabotage with food. Amber overcame her own emotional eating after spending 5 years balancing her hormones and digestion. Now she helps others achieve Body Freedom™ through her coaching program so they can have the confidence and health to create amazing lives.

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As of this year, 44 million borrowers collectively owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt in the U.S. alone. Raise your hand if you're one of those 44 million souls (I'm one of 'em!). In this episode, David Carlson, author of Student Loan Solution and founder of Young Adult Money, shares his comprehensive and customizable 5-step repayment action plan. We also address some of the biggest questions surrounding student loan debt (is l... Read more

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In this hybrid episode, you'll first learn how to maintain a positive headspace on social media by following my 3 actionable tips on your own social accounts. Then you'll hear from my guest, "Positivity Enthusiast" Melanie Aman, who runs a positive-focused Instagram account that has amassed over 70K followers. We discuss how social media affects our self-esteem, how she practices positive affirmations in her own life, the inspirati... Read more

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Growing up, most of us tried to hide our "nerdy" hobbies to the best of our abilities. But lately, thanks to the rise of major fandoms like Game of Thrones and the resurgence of the Star Wars films, the geeks are loud and proud! As a self-proclaimed nerd and professional escapist, Leo shares the path of forging a career & building a community within his favorite fandoms. From working with Disney and traveling to the parks, to Cospl... Read more

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Have you ever felt a lack of life purpose, or that you're simply going through the motions in your career & relationships? Keidi Janz shares how you can take charge and live a more fulfilling life through self-acceptance. You may remember Keidi from Episode 22, where she was featured in a collaboration addressing “what is self-love.” Now she returns to dive deeper into how she created a business as a Self-Love Coach and helps guide... Read more

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Have you ever considered fostering or adopting a child, but didn't know where to get started? In this episode, you'll hear from Danielle Hofstetter, the Clinical Director of Community and Family Services Foundation. She has 10+ years' experience working in the child welfare system, and as a foster-to-adopt parent herself, she truly knows every aspect of welcoming a new child into your family. To submit a question to Danielle, pleas... Read more

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