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14. The Smart Cookies Beginner’s Guide to Financial Wellness - with Sandra Grahame #WellnessWednesdays
Episode 1425th March 2020 • Be Well by Kelly Leveque • Kelly Leveque
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Sandra Grahame is a money and lifestyle expert who has been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, CNN, and so much more. She is an author, a keynote speaker, a brand spokesperson — but, most importantly, she’s a Smart Cookie!

Smart Cookies Money Mentoring is a digital platform designed to help ambitious women achieve life changing financial goals. As co-founder and CEO, Sandra has helped hundreds of women achieve financial wellness — a topic we don’t talk about enough in the wellness space — and I am so excited to introduce her to all of you in a time when so many people are really thinking a lot about their finances and how they can make money from home.

You will learn about...

  • (00:40) What is financial wellness?
  • (02:10) How working with friends to tackle their own debt inspired Sandra to create Smart Cookies
  • (06:00) What everyone should be doing to support themselves financially in the future
  • (14:05) Sandra’s advice for taking the “next step” in adulthood: buying a house, saving for your kid’s college tuition, etc.
  • (17:40) The first steps you should take towards planning for retirement
  • (28:45) Marie Kondo-ing your money
  • (30:24) An exercise to help you connect your habits and actions to your Why, which will help you be more intentional about your purchases
  • (36:20) Apps that will help you invest and save
  • (42:50) How do we know if we’re using the right credit card?
  • (48:50) Low-hanging fruit for cleaning up your spending


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