Nurses on Fire

Nurses on Fire

Welcome to the Nurses on Fire Podcast with Naseema McElroy! This is a weekly podcast for Nurses who are on the path of or are interested in Financial Independence. 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. As you are the average of the people you surround yourself with, you'll be elevated in regards to your finances.


April 28, 2021 48 min

Dr. Vanessa Kasper, started in healthcare as a teenager working as a Certified Nursing Assistant, she became a Registered Nurse in intensive care, and is now a doctoral-prepared Nurse Practitioner in primary care.  Each Wednesday she brings the Dose of Support Podcast to life where she shares stories of  self-care in healthcare! 

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Diania Merriam is the founder of The EconoMe Conference, an event centered around financial independence, also known as the "Ted Talks" of the FIRE movement. She's also the host of the popular podcast Optimal Finance Daily where she narrates articles from the best personal finance blogs on the planet. After getting out of $30k of debt in 11 months, she used her newfound financial freedom to negotiate a remote working ar...

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Angel Cellucci is a woman on a mission!  She has spent over 40 years working in the healthcare system, having started out as a Candy Striper and eventually going on to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.  In 2015 she founded Overbrook Consultants, a fraud investigation company, to assist insurance carriers with reviewing medical bills for evidence of erroneous charges and/or blatant fraud. When her data revealed that roughly 9:10 o...

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Irnise is an experienced nurse and health law attorney that works with healthcare providers who want to protect their license, decrease liability and mitigate risks. After working in the operating room and the pre-op/PACU years ago, Irnise decided that she could do more for nurses, patients, and the healthcare system by working to change healthcare as a legal advocate and social justice change agent. As a graduate of Howard Univers...

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Paul Njoku is a retired nurse, dual licensed insurance agent and financial educator. Before his career in finance he specialized in the care and management of stroke patients in his former career as a nurse executive. Paul’s passion for financial education and literacy around leveraging various tax codes to provide individuals protection for both their life and money is largely in part due to the huge need for this form of educatio...

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Janine Firpo is an author and speaker who spent more than 20 years in executive roles at Hewlett-Packard, the World Bank, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and more. She is a values-aligned investor in companies that make the world a better place and is passionate about teaching women to learn how to invest their own money. Embodying these principles, Janine is releasing her first book, Activate Your Money - Invest to Grow Y...

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Angie Tonini-Rogers has been a nurse leader for over 15 years, & recently took a huge FAITH step, walking away from her Chief Nursing Officer position to start her own business, without the blueprint being revealed. She's wife of 24 years and BoyMom of 3. She is the host of the inspiring and slightly provoking podcast, Wholly Made Life™, for Success-driven women who deserve it all, in all areas of their lives, not just the ...

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If you want to be a nurse, take a travel assignment as a nurse or be a nurse practitioner this no nonsense guide is the cheat code to get you to where the money resides.  

Episode Description: Morgan and Theo intentionally composed a comprehensive guide for the aspiring or current  Registered Nurse, aspiring or current travel nurse, aspiring or current Nurse Practitioner. 

Morgan Murray CRNP, PMHNP-BC, MSN, RN is a board certified ps...

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I haven’t done a solo episode in a while so I wanted to use this opportunity to catch you guys up with what’s been going on in my life. In other news, I’m making a MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT. I wrote a book. I appreciate you in advance for all your support. Getting a handle on personal finance can be confusing and stressful. Get unstuck and start saving now with this streamlined, holistic plan for financial wellness. Smart Money makes it s...

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Chelsea hails from Long Island, NY. Her path into nursing started at The Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing as she forged her way through an intense 17-month accelerated BSN program.

After passing her boards in 2016, Chelsea began her nursing career in Los Angeles, CA. Countless life lessons were learned during her time in Los Angeles including experiences related to losing a job, starting and ending a business, and her won...

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Bernadette went from $300k in to approaching a million dollar net worth and now teaches others how to do that same.

Episode Description: She takes personal finance personally. Overwhelmed and ignored by traditional advice as a young woman of color, she taught herself not just to talk the talk. She walks the walk, having paid off over $300,000 of debt in three years and is on track to retire in her forties.

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A common theme I hear at work is "I'm not working overtime to pay Uncle Sam." In this conversation, we discuss how the US tax system is structured, how to maximize pretax accounts, how to work with a tax professional to optimize your withholding to maximize your take-home pay and what to do if you're facing IRS debt.

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February 11, 2021 32 min

A native to Atlanta Georgia, bred and born in southeast Atlanta.  Everett Moss II began his career with the City of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department.  After developing a passion for the medical field, he chose to leave fire service and pursue the field of nursing.  Along the way, he began flying full-time as a life flight paramedic.  Upon completion of nursing school, he worked in various roles and has been committed to professional ...

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Conversations with a CFP, Vol. 46 - How Nurses Should Handle Their Taxes in 2021

In this episode, T. Jayden Doye, CPA of Prestige Accounting Solutions, LLC and I discuss key points for nurses when filing taxes and especially with the upcoming tax season. We cover:

  • Important reminders for W2 and 1099 tax filings
  • Discussing recent issues on declaring tax exempt on W4 forms
  • Interest of withholding taxes in a bank vs direct to the IRS
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    Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN, the nurse behind The Nerdy Nurse and co-founder of Health Media Academy, is an award-winning author and blogger, international keynote speaker, and community strategist in the nursing and healthcare technology communities.

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    In this episode, Charles Adi of Blueprint 360 and I discuss the common questions and concerns nurses have had over the years, which would be a huge help in handling our personal finances starting this year. Especially now that we have been able to take advantage of career and income opportunities we have not been able to have before. We cover:

  • Common tax questions of nurses
  • Avoiding the common pitfalls on tax concerns or filing
  • Tips i...
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    Dr. Latora has over 26 years of Nursing experience. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University. Then went on to earn two additional degrees from Grambling; a Bachelor's of Arts in Sociology and Masters of Public Administration (specialization Health Administration). Dr. Latora found her passion in healthcare for improving the lives of others by using her healthcare knowledge to also se...

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    Ryan Sterling is the founder of Future You Wealth. Ryan is a wealth manager, speaker, and published author of “You’re Making Other People Rich”. As a financial advisor, he challenges and inspires people to live life on their terms by taking accountability and action over their wealth.  Ryan has personally worked with thousands of people to help go from being a consumer of “stuff” to an owner of capital and life on their terms.

    He ha...

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    Andrea Dalzell is the first registered nurse in a wheelchair to get through nursing school in New York City. Diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis at a young age, she did not allow her disability to become or define her. As an advocate and activist for the rights of people with disabilities, she's garnered various awards. Andrea was crowned Ms. Wheelchair New York 2015, and utilized her title and platform " Life, Liberty and t...

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    We are running this throwback episode as a sort of summary or refresher of the past ten episodes we had with our guest CFP, Marie Thomasson of Modern Assets. This gives us a better understanding of the collective way of doing impact investing and changing our mindset from being just investors, to those who can impact change while doing so. We cover:

  • The history of Socially Responsible/Sustainable Investing
  • How climate change sparked ...
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