Founded by prolific storyteller Shonda Rhimes, Shondaland is the pioneering storytelling company behind groundbreaking television series including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” Rich and I were contacted by a Shondaland for our thoughts on a number of money saving, personal finance, and investing apps. Check them out at These Money Apps Actually Force You to Save and follow @ShondalandTV for more great content!
All news is good news! The New York Times wrote a piece with Podcasts for the Recent College Grad recommendations. Under the section If the word ‘budget’ makes you sweat you can find yours truly (Paychecks and Balances) mentioned with “Other helpful podcasts about money management.” If you’re a recent college grad or know someone who is, share this story with them. It’s a great list and we’re happy to be part of such great company.
Chelsea Krost is a Millennial Spokesperson, Forbes Contributor, Speaker, and host of the weekly Twitter Trending Topic, #MillennialTalk each Tuesday at 8pm ET. You can find her personal account on Twitter @ChelseaKrost and her weekly Twitter Chat @MillennialTalk. I wrote a piece for her website called Five Minor Steps You Can Take to Save Over $5,000 in the Next 12 Months discussing how I’ve saved thousands each year and $25,000 every 5-years through purposefully driven lifestyle deflation and other temporary or permanent cutbacks. Hope you enjoy!
I was contacted by Kari Paul for my opinion on a new study from the GenForward project at the University of Chicago showing black and Latino non-white Millennials are especially susceptible to economic vulnerability and were less optimistic about the future of the “American Dream” than their peers. You can check out mine and others thoughts on the subject on MarketWatch.com at Why black and Latino millennials are struggling more than their white peers.
A second interview I did with NerdWallet banking writer, Tony Armstrong, for Financial Literacy Month April 2017 was featured this month on Money.com. You can read the article How This 34-Year-Old Man Fixed His Spending and Paid Off $30,000 in Debt focusing on savings tips and strategies I used to pay off $30,000 in debt by age 30 on their website. For follow-up questions, you can find me on on Twitter @PayBalances or Facebook.com/PaychecksAndBalances.