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Today’s guest is Shanna Goodman, brand strategist and president of Ampersand Business Solutions and creator of AMP’D online. We discuss running your home and personal finances like a business and working to build an empire!
Are you overwhelmed thinking about big decluttering projects or your need to streamline your life? Dawn shares an easy practice to implement daily to help you further simplify your life.
Today’s guest is Chuck Jaffe, author and host of the Money Life podcast. Chuck shares his Halloween project, meant to help kids learn about money and risk, and maybe eat less candy. Chuck and Dawn also cover how to give your kids an allowance. (more…)
Are you guilty of trying to keep up with the Joneses? We all are sometimes. Let’s look at that phenomenon and see what we can learn from it. (more…)
Today’s guest is Bobbi Olson, budget coach and host of the CentsAble Chat podcast. Bobbi and Dawn discuss their mutual money-nerdiness, as well as Bobbi’s 5-step process for budgeting. They also discuss the pitfalls people face with budgeting. Visit Bobbi’s site: (more…)
Are you a procrastinator? Dawn shares some strategies that have helped her with her tendency to procrastinate. (more…)
Today’s guest is Chris Mamula, author of the book Choose FI. Chris and Dawn talk about FIRE, the importance of being a “valuist,” rethinking college, and how to travel for less. (more…)
You would probably agree that 2020 has been a weird, stressful year. It’s important for us to have some strategies to get ourselves back on track: personally, professionally, and financially. (more…)
Today’s guest is Leisa Peterson, author of the new book, The Mindful Millionaire. We talk about how important our thoughts are to being successful with money and what holds people back from financial success.   Information about Leisa The Mindful Millionaire book (more…)
Have you ever had a friend that had more or less wealth than you? Did it cause awkward moments? Dawn talks about the issues that can occur and how to avoid them. (more…)
Today’s guest is Shoshanah Dietz, a member of the SimpleMoney Community and founder of Mid-Life Minimalist. We talk about how she became interested in minimalism and how it impacted her family, among other things.   Where you can find Shoshanah: Facebook group for discussions:  Mid-life Minimalist Group Facebook page:  Mid-life Minimalist Page Instagram:   Mid-life Minimalist (more…)
Dawn shares her thoughts about the shocking wealth difference between black and white households.  Racial financial inequality is real. (more…)
Today’s guest is Leia Smith, a member of the SimpleMoney Community. We talk about minimalism and Leia’s work with the homeless and poverty-stricken members of her community. (more…)
Dawn gives two reasons why using home equity to consolidate your credit card debt is a bad idea.  One reason is strategic, one is behavioral. (more…)
Grant Sabatier, author of Financial Freedom, is today’s guest. We talk about his book, the FIRE movement, and his work with Vicki Robin. (more…)
Dawn reviews the progress she’s made on the four simplicity goals she established for the year.  Let’s see how she did. (more…)
Today’s guest is Ellen Scott Grable, a member of the SimpleMoney Community. We talk about the importance of goal setting and Ellen’s view of Essentialism, among other things. (more…)
Do you like to declutter in the summer?  Summer is the perfect time for purging.  Here are three areas you can focus on to declutter this summer. (more…)
Today we have an interview with Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist.  We talk about minimalism with families, decluttering, and Joshua’s secret weapon when it comes to simplifying his financial life. Where to find Joshua Becker:  Becoming Minimalist (more…)
Dawn shares several ways using a timer has helped her gain understanding and better efficiency in her quest to add more white space to her life. (more…)
Rowan Starks of Laurel Mountain Crafts is today’s guest. Dawn’s daughter discusses how she got started as a young entrepreneur and what she has learned along the way. Where to find Rowan: Laurel Mountain Crafts (more…)
Is managing your money like growing a garden? Dawn thinks so!  Her theory is if you are a gardener, you are likely good with your money. (more…)
Here are four quick tips to help you regain your focus during this time of crisis. (more…)
Dawn gets into some specific strategies that her family is using to economize during a period of income reduction.    
Whether you are retired or still working, here are some tips for managing this stressful time. (more…)
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Podcast Details

Created by
Dawn Starks
Podcast Status
Jan 20th, 2018
Latest Episode
Nov 12th, 2020
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
18 minutes

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