Financially Intentional

Financially Intentional

Welcome to the FInancially Intentional Podcast with Naseema McElroy! This is a weekly podcast covering all things personal finance for those ready to build wealth but who may not know where to start. We believe that you have all the tools to improve your finances because you and your family deserve it. Our hope is that by listening to this podcast, your circle of influence is enhanced. Let us be the folks you choose to surround yourself with.

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May 21, 2024 16 mins

In today's episode, I reflect on turning 43 and share seven important lessons I hope my daughters will learn. From self-love and integrity to understanding money and embracing failure, these lessons are the foundation for a happy, successful life. Join me as I explain why these lessons matter and how I plan to teach them to my kids. Let's celebrate growth, learning, and the power of chosen family together!

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Today, we are joined by Kelly Thompson to dive deep into the world of money and getting paid what you're worth. Kelly shares her extensive experience in banking and human resources, where she has negotiated salaries, handled compensation packages, and advocated for fair pay. She offers valuable tips on how to confidently negotiate your salary, understand compensation packages, and overcome self-doubt. Kelly also discusses the ...

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Today, we dive into the topic of homeownership and real estate investing. Inspired by a friend's question, we discuss whether buying a house is truly an investment or just part of the American dream myth. We explore the history of homeownership in the US, how past policies shaped today's market, and the financial realities of owning a home.

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May 9, 2024 65 mins

Today’s episode is really special because my dear friend Jackie Cummings Koski is here to chat. Jackie has been a huge supporter of mine and today she shares her journey in personal finance, including some big wins like becoming a Certified Financial Planner and her insights from her new book, "FIRE for Dummies." We’ll dive into how she’s made smart money moves, even when life threw challenges her way, and she’ll give us ...

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In today's episode, I'm diving deep into what it means to be a union nurse in the San Francisco Bay Area and sharing some exciting news about a book giveaway. We recently negotiated a new contract that's more than just about pay—it's about safe patient care, decent living wages, and our health. I'll break down the benefits we secured and explain how our union fights for us nurses. Also, don’t forget to join...

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Today, we're excited to share a special episode with Anthony Delauney about a topic close to our hearts—children's financial literacy. Anthony, a veteran in the financial services industry, shares his personal journey and insights on teaching our little ones about money. Whether it's his touching stories of family or his practical tips for integrating money lessons into everyday moments, Anthony helps us see that it&...

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Today, I want to discuss the importance of annually reviewing your Social Security statements. Regular checks ensure our earnings are accurately recorded, which is crucial for predicting and securing our financial future upon retirement. By understanding how life events affect our benefits, we can make informed decisions that enhance our long-term financial security. Join me as we explore how to maximize Social Security benefits an...

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Today, we have a special guest, Rachel Hernandez. Rachel, a seasoned investor and author, shares her comprehensive journey from starting as a bird dog, scouting real estate deals for others, to mastering the art of mobile home investments. She provides insightful strategies on how to achieve significant cash flow without traditional bank loans, and discusses the advantages of owner financing in mobile homes. If you're curious ...

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Today,  I'm sharing how I handle my finances as a labor and delivery nurse in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'll walk you through my income details, my spending habits for March, and how I budget carefully in this high-cost living area. Discover how I manage daily expenses and save for big future goals, like helping my daughter save for her first car!

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Today, we have a special guest, Gerry Born, also known as The Millionaire Educator. Gerry has taught me so much about managing money, especially how teachers can grow their savings. He's used some smart tricks to save a lot of money even though he started with a small salary as a teacher. Gerry will talk about how he paid off debts, saved money, and even took mini-retirements to travel. He has a lot of great tips on how to use...

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Today, I’m going to talk about something really interesting—my paycheck! I recently shared how much money I make before and after taxes, and lots of people had big reactions. I want to show you how taxes work and explain why I don’t actually pay as much as it seems. I’ll share some funny comments from people who saw my post, and we'll look at my recent pay stubs together. It’s going to be fun and you’ll learn how money can loo...

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Today, we're diving into the world of real estate, but with a twist. We had the awesome opportunity to chat with Walter Johnson, a real estate expert who has found his niche in mobile home parks. Walter wasn't born into the real estate world. He stumbled upon it in his teens, thanks to a mentor, and took a leap by investing in his first property in Arizona. He saw the potential in mobile home parks for creating wealth and...

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In today's episode, I want to share something really special with you. I posted a story on Instagram and got so much love and support, it made me super happy. I talked about how sometimes I struggle with money, work, and being a mom to three awesome kids all by myself. I want to tell you that it’s okay not to be perfect and it’s important to share our real stories, not just the happy pictures we see online. I also talk about h...

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Today, we're talking with my friend Chelsea Samms, who is a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurse. This episode dives deep into a topic that's close to our hearts and impacts our communities greatly: the institutional racism within our healthcare system and its disproportionate effects on Black American families. We're tackling the tough reality of how systemic biases can lead to unfair and often harmful treatment in me...

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Today, I'm super excited to share three awesome tips to help you grow your money without needing a financial advisor. First, if you've ever had a job with a retirement plan like a 401k, it's important to move your money with you when you leave. I'll show you a cool free service called Capitalize that makes it super easy. Next, we'll talk about checking your current job's retirement plan to make sure it...

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In today's episode, we're chatting with our guest Acquania Escarne why parents should consider getting life insurance for each other, even if they're not living together anymore. It's all about making sure that if anything ever happens to one parent, the kids will still have financial support to help them grow up and maybe even go to college. It's a way to make sure your kids are okay, no matter what. We ta...

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In today's episode, I want to share something really cool about owning homes. Did you know that in most places in the United States, women who are not married own more houses than men who are not married? That's right! Even though women usually earn less money than men, they are ahead when it comes to having their own house. We're going to talk about why this might be happening and share some interesting facts about ...

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In today's episode, we dive into how moms like us can manage our money better and teach our kiddos to be smart with their cash too. We chat with Tiffany Grant, who shares her awesome tips on budgeting, saving, and even how to make shopping fun while learning about money. We also explore how important it is for us parents to set good examples, so our kids grow up knowing how to handle their money wisely. It's like we'...

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In today's episode, we talk about something super cool and a bit unexpected. Imagine your kid starts making more money than you by streaming videos online. Pretty awesome, right? But it also makes you think a lot about money and family. We dive into how to talk about this with your kids, making sure they're smart with their money, and keeping your family happy and healthy through it all. It's all about supporting eac...

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Today, we're chatting with our guest, Karina Daves, about something super important—how sometimes, in families, one person might earn more money than the other, and that's okay! We'll talk about my own experiences being the one who brings home the bacon, and why it's cool to talk openly about money with the people we love. We'll also hear from a super smart friend who knows a lot about getting along better ...

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