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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July 21, 2020

We’re talking about a struggle that plagues all of us…at some point - personal finance. How to save your money, build your net worth, and ride out the ebbs and flows of the economy. If you have tuned into other episodes, you may remember the recent episode with Mark Willis where we talked about the major problems with our current financial system, along with possible solutions to build our wealth. And today, we’re welcoming Amanda ...

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I’ve invited my good friend Johnna Farrell to share her advice for first time moms. As a mom of 3 (with a 4th on the way!) she’s figured out some parenting best practices over the past several years. In addition, Johnna and her husband Chris host a podcast called Grow Yourself, Grow Your Marriage, where they focus on various topics relating to relationship development. From one mom to another, this is First Time Mom Q&A! In thi...

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We’re welcoming back the very first guest of the podcast…Bailey Smith! Since we last spoke with Bailey about her time living overseas in Europe for 2 years, she has been settling back in to her life in Oregon and most recently founded her own travel planning service called Indie Travel Design. Not only does she help people plan their getaways, honeymoons, baby moons, and more, but she also is very passionate about working with nonp...

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From the time you begin college, start your career and perhaps start a family, to the time you leave the workforce and retire, investing in yourself is important and can impact your quality of life when you're older. With so much on the line, how do you make sure the decisions you're making are the right ones? We’re talking to Mark Willis, Certified Financial Planner (CFP), about how to navigate the major wealth transfers o...

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In this episode, we are welcoming Chiara Mazzucco, founder and CEO of Bold Self, which is focused on helping women step into their power and live fearlessly through a variety of self study courses, masterminds, private coaching, live events, and more! Though Chiara found quick success with Bold Self, hitting 6 figures in 6 months and $400K in sales in 12 months, it took years of crafting her skills and stepping into her purpose to ...

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Have you ever considered working as a freelance writer, artist, or virtual assistant? There are many possibilities for entering into the world of freelance, which entails working independently with clients on various projects for a living, as opposed be employed by a company. Freelancing is definitely not a new concept, but it’s changed over the years, and become a much more viable option. In current times, when unemployment rates ...

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Meet Isaac Trevino, author of an actionable short read for young adults titled “I want better but I don’t know how to get there.” Believe it or not, the book is a product of Isaac’s self-described laziness…which we’ll get to in the interview. If you’ve ever felt like your to-do list is so full and pulling you every direction that you are too overwhelmed to get ANYthing done, or you find yourself putting things off because the end g...

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There is still be a lot of misinformation about the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. As necessities become sparse, entire cities and states shut down, and panic continues to rise, it's difficult to know what to believe about the world's current situation. Besides seeking out reputable sources of information, such as the CDC or WHO, one thing that has helped me better understand this situation is hearing Casey Garland's f...

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Meet Katie DePaola, Founder & CEO of Inner Glow Circle, the #1 training company for women coaches and entrepreneurs. Katie has built her online business through plenty of hard work and sacrifice as many entrepreneurs have, but she has also overcome numerous unforeseeable obstacles along the way. From battling Lyme Disease, to losing a sibling to overdose, and dealing with the aftermath of a public break-up...Katie turned her gr...

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If you know nothing about investing, that's perfect - you're in the right place! Meet Danielle Town, author of "Invested: How I learned to Master my mind, my fears, and my money to achieve financial freedom and live a more authentic life." She went from fearing the stock market...to writing this finance book, co-hosting a podcast, contributing on CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Money Magazine, and speaking at Amazon HQ and TED...

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September 10, 2019 29 min

Managing your money can be difficult on your own, but what happens when you get married? Well, things can get a lot more complicated. Who is paying the bills? How much are you spending on groceries? Are you contributing to a savings account? The list could go on and on.

Figuring out how to split your finances as a couple can be a slippery slope, so it's always best to get ahead of any arguments and have a money talk with your s...

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September 4, 2019 30 min

A couple of months ago, in episode 32, we talked about overcoming binge eating or emotional eating struggles with Amber Romaniuk. And in that episode we briefly touched on the power that sugar can have over your mind, and the damage it can do to the body.

Now we’re diving into that deeper, and talking about sugar addiction. I’m chatting with Mike Collins, founder of sugaraddiction.com and author of The Last Resort Sugar Detox.

Mike...

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I’m excited to give you a behind the scenes look at Lisa Schwartz’ new book Thirty Life Crisis! You may know Lisa from her 10+ years on Youtube, where she has amassed 2+ million subscribers and over 395 million views. Now she's putting her comedic storytelling to paper, and sharing her personal stories in this relatable coming-of-age book. We talk about the writing process, go into more detail about the stories, and of ...

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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…

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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) p...

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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...

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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 famil...

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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 plann...

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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 Inter...

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