So Money with Farnoosh Torabi

So Money with Farnoosh Torabi


Farnoosh Torabi is an award winning financial expert, best selling author and TV personality. So Money is her daily 30 minute podcast that brings financial wisdom and inspiration from the world's leading business minds, authors & influencers. What was their financial journey and how do they master their money today? Hear from Tony Robbins, David Bach, Robert Kiyosaki, Jean Chatzky, James Altucher, and many more. Learn about their financial wins, failures and philosophies. Plus, their secret guilty pleasures and what they wish they'd known about money growing up. On weekends, Farnoosh answers your biggest financial questions. Head to to submit your question today.


524: Ask Farnoosh, Do I have to list that I'm a temp on my resume?  

In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh, I answer your biggest questions about if you should put that your position is a temp position on your resume when looking for a new job, my opinions on rent-to-own options, getting out of debt and more.

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523: Barbara Reich, Professional Organizer + Founder of Resourceful Consultants  

How organized are you? I could spend hours at The Container Store. I love creating a place and space for everything...My mind works best when the space I'm in is calm and organized...Sometimes it keeps me up late. But it's just who I am.
And as we head into the new year with the goal to make our lives more streamlined and functional, I've invited BarbaraReich, The Queen of Clean on the show, she is the founder of a firm that specializes in the organization of people, their lives and physical space. Her company is called Resourceful Consultants. Whether you're a powerful executive or a busy parents her advice can help us find more harmony in our spaces, our homes, offices even our PHONES (my iPhone could use some decluttering)...and along the way her tips can help us improve time management. 

Some more about Barbara... in 2014 she co-founded Never Caught Up, LLC which focuses on work-life integration, women empowerment and wellness. She is also the author of Secrets of an Organized Mom.
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522: Tanya Van Court, Founder & CEO of iSow  

I love celebrating birthdays and the holidays but no matter how much I try to insist that family and friends DO NOT buy gifts for Evan we still end up with so many toys. People want to give and I love them for it...But what if there was a better way to channel that good will into something more meaningful for your children...? Today's guest is working on a solution. Tanya Van Court recently launched, a site that helps our kids and the younger generation understand the true value of money, where young people can choose "goals" instead of goods in 3 key categories: saving towards the future, sharing with those who are less fortunate and spending wisely on things that matter. Then iSow creates a link that you can share with friends and family that are wondering what to gift you for the next occasion. The site is still in its infancy but has received over 1,000 members.

More about Tanya... before starting iSow, Tanya served as the Vice President of Partner Marketing at Discovery Education. She also worked at Nickelodeon as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Preschool and Parenting digital products.

She's dedicated her career to the well-being of kids and is a mom, herself.

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521: Ask Farnoosh, I want to take leave from work for a few do I budget for this?  

In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about how long after you declare bankruptcy can you apply for a home loan, budgeting money separately from an emergency fund to take time off from work and more.

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520: Kyle Taylor, Creator of  

Our guest today went from $50,000 in debt and blogging about it ,in just six short years, earning $20 million in revenue with said blog that has become a full-fledged media company.

And many of you, I'm willing to bet, are familiar with the website since it has over five million subscribers:

Our guest today is the founder and CEO Kyle Taylor.

Back in 2010 Kyle was saddled with massive student loan and credit card debt. He began blogging about his adventures of becoming debt free, making and saving money which led to the launch of the website. And under his leadership, the blog has grown from something that was mainly personal to one of the largest publications on the web with millions of readers a month.

More about Kyle...  He was recently named on Business Observer's 40 Under 40 list. And fun fact: In his past life he spent about 6 years working in politics, on a campaign trail in charge of crafting media strategy, raising money and directing field workers. Makes sense why he's now able to be a CEO, right?

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519: Cindy Whitehead, CEO of The Pink Ceiling  

After the election, I made a vow to continue to promote successful women on the show and today is no different. Cindy Whitehead is a trailblazer for future female business owners. She invented the first ever FDA-approved "female viagra" drug called Addyi.  The day after getting FDA approval Cindy sold the company for a whopping $1 billion.

Now she's running The Pink Ceiling, a strategy and investment firm launched in 2016 that's dedicated to finding and funding innovations for women. She's calling 2017 the year of the Pink-cubator and dedicating her all to promoting female start-ups - especially in the male-dominant STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.)

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518: Ask Farnoosh, I want to get my child set up with a credit!  

In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about getting your children set up with a credit card, the best apps for people looking to get a handle on their money in the New Year and more.

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517: David Bach, Author of "The Automatic Millionaire"  

Here to set us straight in 2017 is one of my original So Money guests, David Bach. You know him well. David was featured during the podcast’s inaugural week back in January of 2015 along with Tony Robbins and Robert Kiyosaki. Since then he has traveled around the country, met with his readers and fans and from that has released a revival of the book that really set off his fame and changed the way we think about becoming rich. He debuted the book on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004 and now the The Automatic Millionaire has been expanded and updated to reflect the fast-paced and, in some ways, challenging financial world we live in today.

So how have things changed, exactly? We talk about the evolution of tech and how that’s impacting our wallets, how to manage our money during a Trump presidency and the 3 words, David says, that will determine IF you will be rich.

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516: Lynn Perkins, CEO & Co-Founder of UrbanSitter  

Moms and dads: Imagine a world where you can find a qualified sitter for your child in 3 minutes. That's faster than when my Uber arrives most times. Thanks to the site UrbanSitter and its co-founder Lynn Perkins, this is actually the world we live in now.

Lynn is our guest on the show today. UrbanSitter is her third start-up to date and it is a venture-backed mobile and online service that connects parents and babysitters...kind of an OpenTable for babysitters. The company has raised $23M to date and growing fast. Lynn shares:The key to convincing a room full of Silicon Valley investors (mostly male) to give you money for your babysitting app?How staying busy has helped her save money.The going rate for babysitting nowadays. You might be inspired to make this a side gig. I did it in my 20s and it was a great source of extra income (not to mention parenting 101).For more information visit

515: Ask Farnoosh, Can I convert my Coverdell ESA into my 401k or IRA?  

In the last Ask Farnoosh of 2016 I answer your biggest questions about Employee Stock Purchase Programs, converting a Coverdell Education Savings Account, commission-free ETFs and more.

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514: Best of 2016, Investment Advice  

It's our last installment of our 2016 highlights. This has been really fun, going back and listening to some of the top interviews of the past year. Today, we’re going to end with the theme of investing. We’ve talked a lot about this on the show. Our motto here is, “boring is better." Don’t try to game the system or beat the market. It’s better to just focus on the investments that are going to yield a positive return over the long run and won’t cost you a lot to invest along the way. Low fees are really the key.

Many of you write in to Ask Farnoosh about investing, how to do it and just even where to get started. It’s a topic that a lot of our guests, when I ask the question, “What’s one thing you wish you knew about money growing up?”, say they wish they knew more about investing. I’ve had guests on the show this year try to break it down for us in a way that’s digestible and easy to understand.

In our look back we'll hear from:J L Collins, Author of The Simple Path To Wealth interviewed in EP 433Sallie Krawcheck, Co-Founder and CEO of Ellevest interviewed in EP 349Ric Edelman, Author of Rescue Your Money interviewed in EP 481Dan Ariely, Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics interviewed in EP 462 For more information visit

513: Best of 2016, Health & Wealth  

We're heading into week two of our Best of 2016 So Money series. Today’s topic is Your Health and Wealth. There's lots of correlation between staying physically and mentally healthy and your bottom line. 2016 was a very popular year to talk about sleep.

In this look back we'll hear from:Arianna Huffington, Author of "The Sleep Revolution" interviewed in EP 435Christine Hansen, Sleep Coach interviewed in EP 457Christine Hassler, Life Coach interviewed in EP 420Hal Elrod, Author of "The Miracle Morning" interviewed in EP 438P.S. Have you left a review for So Money yet on iTunes? It would mean the world to me! Reviews are a very, very important way of giving a podcast attention and love in the iTunes store…which in turn lets the podcast be seen and heard. Just head to your  iTunes app and leave a review. Thanks in advance!

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512: Ask Farnoosh, My in-laws to-be have offered to pay my student loans. Help!  

In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about what to do if you're expected to get Christmas gifts for everyone in your family and you want to save your money, what to look for in a prenup agreement if you plan to sign one, if you should let your in-laws to be pay off your student loan debt and more.

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511: Best of 2016, Starting a Business  

The second installment of the year end wraps is on the topic of entrepreneurship and advice for aspiring business owners or brands. I know a lot of you are eager to launch or grow your own company, to be self-employed, call your own shots, that’s the dream, right? Many of my guest who have accomplished this admit that it comes down to the hustle, accepting failure, giving yourself some financial runway to take those risks and always being open and ready to pivot and change course.

In our look back we'll hear from:Andrew Zimmern, Chef and Television Host interviewed in EP 450Rebecca Minkoff, Fashion Designer interviewed in EP 333Clay Clark, Serial Entrepreneur interviewed in EP 353Jillian Michaels, Fitness Expert and Coach interviewed in EP 474P.S. Have you left a review for So Money yet on iTunes? It would mean the world to me... an early holiday gift! Reviews are a very, very important way of giving a podcast attention and love in the iTunes store…which in turn lets the podcast be seen and heard. Just head to your  iTunes app and leave a review. Thanks in advance!
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510: Best of 2016, Negotiating & Earning Your Worth  

The year is soon to wrap and we want to finish 2016 on a high note. I'm continuing a very fun tradition that began last year on the show. For the next two weeks, we'll be sharing some of the best of So Money 2016. These are interviews that taught us how to either earn more, start businesses, invest wisely, be more successful in life, and work, and family.

Today's theme is dedicated to negotiating and earning your worth. We've covered a lot of terrain throughout the year on this topic. It's one of the So Money tenants, right? There's a limit to how much you can save... so how about earning more? It's one of my favorite topics. In the episode we'll hear from:Katie Lane, Creator of Work Made For Hire Blog interviewed in EP 441Alexandra Dickinson, Founder & CEO of Ask For It interviewed in EP 439Daniel Shapiro, Author of "Negotiating The Non-Negotiable interviewed in EP 423Lisa Gersh, CEO of Goop interviewed in EP 346P.S. Have you left a review for So Money on iTunes yet? It would mean the world to me... an early holiday gift! Reviews are a very, very important way of giving a podcast attention and love in the iTunes store…which in turn lets the podcast be seen and heard. Just head to your  iTunes app and leave a review. Thanks in advance!

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509: Ask Farnoosh, How to prevent fraud this holiday season?  

In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I have special and former So Money guest Dr. Brad Klontz joining me to talk about the best ways to prevent fraud this holiday season. Both Dr. Brad and I are currently working on behalf of Chase to share our personal finance and fraud education expertise with you. He also helps me answer a few of your questions including how to teach your siblings the importance of saving money, manage elderly care expenses in addition to other financial priorities and more.

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508: Gloria Feldt, Co-Founder and President of Take The Lead  

Going from teen mom and high school drop out to later the president of Planned Parenthood and being named Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year…. Our guest today is in, one word, incredible. She’s also the author of the best-seller No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power.

People Magazine calls her the "voice of experience."

Gloria Feldt, from a distance, has been one of my role models and we have her to thank for blazing the trail for so many ambitious women.

Today, Gloria latest endeavor is launching and spearheading Take The Lead, a nonprofit organization and movement with the goal of propelling women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. How are we going to do that? Gloria has a plan….Let’s go straight to the interview. I think you’ll enjoy it.

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507: Bobbi Rebell, "How To Be a Financial Grown Up" Author  

Are you a financial grown-up? (I hope you are)…And if you would say so, what was your grown-up MOMENT? Mine was probably when I stopped being on my parents’ family cell phone plan shortly after college. I’m surprised to learn some of my friends are STILL on their family plans. I know it saves money, but if your parents are still paying for your mobile minutes, come on! It’s the principal of the thing.

My guest today spent years capturing financial lessons from some of the world’s most well-known business leaders and she’s documented it in her new book: "How To Be a Financial Grown Up: Proven Advice from High Achievers on How to Live Your Dreams and Have Financial Freedom."

Bobbi Rebell is an award-winning journalist and leads the U.S. business video unit for Reuters. She's in charge of anchoring business reports, interviewing top newsmakers and reporting on breaking news.

The book actually features stories from previous So Money guests including Tony Robbins and Jim Cramer, as well as Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren and entrepreneur and first daughter to be Ivanka Trump. Her financial grown up moment happened while traveling with her mom.

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506: Ask Farnoosh, Where should I save money for a big expense like a wedding?  

In this week's episode of Ask Farnoosh I answer your biggest questions about whether you can starting saving for a car if you still have student loans to pay off, where to save money for a big expense like a wedding, tax benefits for Roth and traditional IRA's and more.

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505: Sarah Jones, Founder of Introverted Alpha  

Do you consider yourself introverted? Is or was dating somewhat of a challenge for you? Sarah is helping introverted men in particular find lasting love. She's the second entrepreneur that I had the fortune of interviewing at Ramit Sethi’s Forefront event earlier this fall.

Her company is called Introverted Alpha. It’s a boutique online company that helps smart introverted men attract women naturally, just by being themselves. No more being put in the friend zone. Instead, you can learn how to be invited into the boyfriend zone, as she puts it. I have an interesting talk with Sara because we want to learn all about Introverted Alpha. How does it works? Plus, her insights into the current dating landscape... should you Tinder? Should you go to a bar? How do you meet people authentically?

Also, Sarah’s southern upbringing gave us a lot of fodder with regards to her financial take on life. How she’s actually reversing some of those old-fashioned money lessons that she was brought up with, and adding a new dimension to her family’s financial legacy. It’s really an interesting story. I think she put the pieces together while we were talking during the interview. I feel like maybe we had a therapy session or something. It’s kind of awesome when that happens, right? On the show, you never know what you’re going to get.
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