MC Hammer has a few words to say about your estate plan

Estate planning is one of those things that is just never going to be fun to think about. First of all, it sounds like it’s something only really rich people do, and then, when you realize you need one too, it’s all about the worst case scenario. What happens to my finances if something happens Read more about MC Hammer has a few words to say about your estate plan[…]

What are your spending triggers? + Let’s talk about debt, baby

In week 2 of our 5-Week Financial Plan series on Bondfire Radio, we talked about spending and debt. Before we tackled the debt, we tackled the spending, as in, why do we spend money in the first place? We found a great list of spending triggers from this Money Crashers article and started there. Some Read more about What are your spending triggers? + Let’s talk about debt, baby[…]

What’s Your Biggest Financial Mistake?

Sunday’s Bondfire Radio live audio festival was surreal. We rolled through at 10am and found ourselves on an incredible rooftop with sweeping views of Brooklyn. All the studio equipment was set up and the live broadcast had begun. Tasty Keish was perched on the orange couch (came with the roof) and Conscious was behind the boards, Read more about What’s Your Biggest Financial Mistake?[…]

The Power of Having Options | Brunch on a Wednesday

This last Sunday, we had Jarnail Singh of Biz2Credit join us on the show to talk about the nuts and bolts of taking out a small business loan. He also talked about a ton of FREE resources that small business owners in NYC have, including free legal counseling, help financing your business, and small business Read more about The Power of Having Options | Brunch on a Wednesday[…]

Should you ever fund your business with a credit card? (guest post on Millo.co)

(This was a guest blog post for Millo, a fantastic resource and community for people who are working on building a creative business. You can catch the full post on millo.co) We were at the closing table, finalizing our first home purchase, when we found out. We were doing a complete gut renovation on this house, which Read more about Should you ever fund your business with a credit card? (guest post on Millo.co)[…]

Your Financial House: A New Way to Look at Your Budget

I had the immense pleasure of leading a personal finance workshop with Designers Assembly this past weekend. They are a collective of young architects and designers who have built a tight-knit community and put together events and workshops to help designers gain financial and business literacy. And they know where to get the good bagels for Read more about Your Financial House: A New Way to Look at Your Budget[…]

How about let’s not bash poor people for shopping on #blackfriday

This last Sunday’s Brunch & Budget on Bondfire Radio show was on whether or not you’re really getting a good deal on Black Friday or if it’s a bunch of psychological tricks that corporations use to prey on people’s emotions and vulnerability to get them to spend more money (HINT: it’s the second one). Tasty Read more about How about let’s not bash poor people for shopping on #blackfriday[…]

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Email the Business Center for New American’s Aaron Lackman atalackman@nybcna.org and mention Brunch & Budget on Bondfire Radio. He will pull your credit report and credit score for free and review the report with you! This is HUGE! Here’s why. Yes, you can go on creditkarma.com or creditsesame.com to get your credit score for free. Read more about **SPECIAL RADIO OFFER!*** Get a free credit report and credit score![…]

Her story may be your story: Bondfire member does live credit counseling session

We’ve dubbed her Kim Bravery because she not only agreed to do a credit counseling session with Thomas Nitzsche of Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions, she agreed to do it in real time, on the air, with everyone listening. They went over her real budget numbers, her real credit report (and actual credit score), and her debt consolidation plan all live, on the air.

Kim represented millions of Americans on the show this Sunday. She has a steady job and a family and is struggling to keep up with her bills and managing her debt. This was most likely the first time she’s ever sat down with a professional and went through every line of her budget and reviewed her credit report. You can almost see her wincing or bracing herself during some parts of the show (don’t worry Kim, we would have too!). And she walked away feeling relieved and HOPEFUL.

She posted this afterwards on Facebook:

It was an amazing experience!! Cannot tell you how much I appreciated Bondfire Radio family support, before, during and after!!! Setting my goals in motion!!! There is HOPE!!!!!!! Plus……… after I got thru the nerves………….. IT WAS REALLY FUN!!!

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