The Fiscal Firecrackers educates, entertains and empowers people about their money. In every episode, hosts Susan Yeagley and Galia Gichon combine their superpowers to share educational financial information, tips, tricks and their own personal anecdotes to motivate listeners to make the most with their wallet. It’s the ideal fusion of money, smarts, humor and heart - you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you'll learn, you’ll be entertained and you’ll walk away with a personal financial plan ready to take on the world. Hosts: Susan Yeagley - a renowned comedic actress with a side-hustle hobby of wanting to learn everything there is to know about money. Her TV credits include playing "Jessica Wicks" on the hit NBC show "Parks and Recreation" and much more. Galia Gichon - an independent personal financial expert with more than 20 years in financial services including nearly ten years on Wall Street and an MBA in Finance. Our Executive Producer is Jill Leiderman - a late night TV veteran who has produced alongside Jon Stewart, David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel over the past three decades.
Hang on to your purses, everybody! We got ourselves a real live guest! Susan and Galia shake it up by inviting Kay, aka @themomtrotter onto the podcast. Kay downsized her and her family’s life to pay off their debt by leaving their home and moving into an RV. Now, just a few years later, they’ve skyrocketed to being debt-free and growing their savings + investments beyond their expectations. Join us for an honest conversation ...
Just like an annual physical to care for your body’s health - it’s time to review your financial health with Galia’s Year-End Money Checklist. Listen as Galia guides us through all the ways to make sure our assets are up to snuff - saving money on taxes, cleaning out both our clothing and money closets, polishing up our investments and taking advantage of IRAs - all before December 31.
Who needs it? Chances are - YOU do. Galia explains the difference between buying “term” and “whole” life insurance, how to calculate the amount of coverage you need and the best way to afford it on any budget. She fills us in on why many women need long-term care insurance too. Susan researches high-priced insurance policies that celebrities purchase to cover their most notable body parts.
"Budget" is NOT a dirty word - we promise! If done correctly, creating a budget can be the foundation to your financial house. We will help you embrace the concept of building your budget to find financial comfort and freedom. Galia shares tips such as giving yourself a waiting period on a purchase, the 50/30/20 budget (tracking apps for variable expenses) and more. Susan reveals her mall shopping Firecracker moves while eating ...
Tired of being cooped up? Finally ready to travel this summer? Before you hop on a plane, let’s organize your money. If you’re exploring internationally, the Euro is currently at the same rate as the dollar for the first time in 20 years, so plan accordingly. Or are you more comfortable spending your vacation staying at home and earning from your couch? No problem. ...Mark as Played
We did it before. We're at it again. Venting about money pet peeves is cathartic to blow off some steam regarding our bucks, your bucks and even a complete stranger's bucks. We're shoving our nose in all of it - Venmo etiquette, waiters who assume where to drop the bill, sommeliers who pick the table sniffer, meeting "The Bickersons," Warren Buffett's portfolio, Crypto and more.
Like “Jaws”? You’ll love “Jaws 2.” Like “Grease”? You’ll love “Grease 2.” We’re at it again. You had more credit card questions so we are here to answer them in @fiscalfirecracker Episode 18: “Credit Reports + Scores: The Sequel.”
Galia teaches us good daily money habits that can influence our credit score plus tips on spending smarter to feel more in control of our money destiny. Susan shares how competitive she got over h...
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