Stefanie O’Connell is a millennial money expert, speaker, and author of the book, The Broke and Beautiful Life. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, SUCCESS, The Dr. Oz Show, Fox News, and ABC World News.
You may have read about Stefanie on PTMoney.com. She was kind enough to share her story of surviving and thriving financially on an actress’s salary living in NYC. It’s a great read.
In this episode, you’ll learn the importance of questioning everything about your money, the things Stefanie did to make it in NYC on a low salary, how she has kept debt out of her life, how she invests, grows her business, and more. It’s a very inspiring episode.
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0:00 – How Stefanie questions everything about her money.
5:45 – How she went from “just getting by” to getting ahead.
9:15 – Stefanie’s first big goal.
11:30 – The financial thing that she still struggles with.
14:45 – The investing approach Stefanie took early on.
17:45 – Making the transition from multiple jobs to a self-employed freelance writer.
22:30 – Stefanie’s future financial goals.
23:45 – Her business portfolio.
25:15 – Her choices for health insurance and saving for retirement as a business owner.
28:00 – The tools and services Stefanie uses.
30:30 – Looking back on the journey.
This episode was sponsored by our guide to figuring out where to get your taxes done. In a recent article, I outline this decision, including the different prices for each service. Head to ptmoney.com/taxes/ to check it out.
Links/Terms/Concepts from the Show
- The Broke and Beautiful Life
- Stefanie on Twitter
- 66 Ways to Save Money in NYC
- Roth IRA
- Suze Orman
- Virtual Assistant
- Liberty Healthcare
- Personal Capital
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