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The #1 person you should have in your corner is a mentor, who knows the career you're interested in and can teach you in a conversation or two things they took 10 years to learn. Finding a mentor involves a little confidence, a little vulnerability, but...

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Find A Great Mentor

“How do I find a mentor?” is one of the most common questions I get asked by students after a speech. The #1 person you should have in your corner is a mentor, who knows the career you're interested in and can teach you in a conversation or two things they...

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POPULAR MONEY QUESTIONS ANSWERED

How do I know when I’m ready to buy a house?

Here's the full version: A HEALTHY APPROACH TO BUYING A HOME Here's the cliff-notes version: You’re ready for a house when… your costs < 28% of monthly income your credit is above 700 you can stay for 5+ years you have a large down payment ( less than...

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How do I stop living paycheck-to-paycheck?

Let me introduce you to the 4 Highlighter Budget Challenge, which I learned about from the brilliant Pete The Planner.What Pete suggests is to find four different color highlighters, print our your most recent bank statement, and highlight the following:1. Your...

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APPS & MEDIA

Money Blogs I Love

Consumerist: Consumer advocacy site responding to the latest consumer news and trends, published by Consumer Reports. IGrad Mr. Money Moustache: Here are all the answers you need my friend. The Bargainist: A Blog of Great Money-Saving Tips

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5 Great Tools to Save You Money

Find Out Your Money Type Quiz by the brilliant Olivia Mellan Save On Your Phone: The Best Cheap Prepaid Phone Plans You've Never Heard Of Hundreds of Tips for Turning Your Financial Life Around by the very amazing Zenhabits.net Learn Any Financial Term...

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11 Finance Movie Clips to Use In The Classroom

30 Finance Movie Clips to Use In The Classroom Here’s a list of high-quality video clips that can further explain and explore the aspects of personal finance you want to cover. The best part: video is attention-grabbing! WeTheEconomyShort films...

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7 Movies to Start Money Conversations

10 Movies That Start Money Conversations Here’s a list of recent movies that present creative ways to talk about money. Funny, memorable, and usually get people to engage who otherwise would immediately glaze over at the mention of finances. ...

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5 Personal Finance Apps that Save You Money and Time

ShopSavvy: lets you scan barcode of item at the store and see if you're getting the best deal based on area stores and online stores Fixx: app that lets you track every time you choose to pass on buying an item and every time you give in... to...

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Do you know of a great tool or conversation-starter around money we haven’t included here? Email us at info@colinryanspeaks.com.

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