Pauline Stockhausen: Social Media Your Money

Social media and your money?  Oh yeah!  They are connected.  Today we talk to social media expert, Pauline Stockhausen, who shares her money story and how she uses social media the smart way.

Pauline Stockhausen
Pauline Stockhausen: Social Media & Your Money
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We discuss:

  • How meeting a minimalist impacted her entire family.
  • How she moved from a large 5 bedroom home to a 2 bedroom and the change that has made on her family & perspective.
  • Pauline describes how being “house poor” has added so much stress and what that felt like to eliminate it.
  • In just a few quick months they’ve been able to pay off $10K
  • That six month rush of working to pay off the debt…then fall off the plan of discipline.
  • “The poor mentality,” how people struggle and buy more than they can afford to keep them in a poor situation.
  • “Saying no I don’t need that was really hard!”
  • I stopped shopping to avoid the temptations.
  • When you do a budget, you think you are going to miss out on stuff…Being broke has been such a great thing for our family because we’ve been together on the beach, swimming in the ocean.  It’s like we have a more fulfilling life when we’re poor.
  • You have money and you spend it, or you realize that it’s a tool and a budget helps you align your priorities and spend your time on a more fulfilling life.
  • As a social media expert, Pauline shares how she stays positive while being online several hours a day.
  • Social media can be a lot of drama, watch how you spend your time in groups.
  • An influencer is someone who leads online.  It’s not about the number of followers, it’s about the person who helps you do better.
  • Finding influencers online who speak to you directly.
  • A great social media influencer is like “A snapshot of bliss.”
  • Process and appreciate what we have learned in life.
  • Social media makes everything more accessible.
  • How we met online and became fast friends (it wasn’t a woo-woo moment, either.)
  • Take those online relationships and make them real life relationships.
  • The key is to be 100% genuinely YOU.  That’s the entire secret.
  • Follow the people who are doing what you want to be doing.
  • The curvy woman’s fashion show in New Zealand…how Pauline learned to walk the runway.
  • “Just because you’re a bigger woman doesn’t mean your life ends.”
  • Decide what you want to achieve online, or ask yourself, “Who do you want to connect with?”
  • Look at the messages on your newsfeed, is it positive?  A quick unfollow made a big difference.
  • Clearing that space gives you space & time to move forward.

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Minimalism. Is it for you?

Minimalism
Minimalism

Minimalism. Is it for You?

  • Minimalism:   a style or technique (as in music, literature, or design) that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity
  • You don’t have to be a minimalist to make the most of your financial situation.
  • You do have to
    • Be a smart consumer.
    • Be a disciplined saver.
    • Be a wise decision maker.
  • Let’s TALK!
  • Join us on Blab- October 21st, 7pm
  • Topic:  How to NOT Overspend this Holiday Season

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Heather Shue | Money, Military Life, & Minimalism

Heather Shue
Heather Shue

Heather Shue, of Simply Save Minnesota. shares her story of how she has learned the live teh good life at a cheaper price.

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We discuss:

  • How she got started.  Just a year ago she was in an entirely different situation.
  • How she spent too much in Afghanistan while serving for her country, and what that taught her.
  • The moment she realized that if the government were to shut down, what that would do to her.
  • How young kids, freshly new in the military, gives  full-time salary to 19 year-olds and they don’t know what to do with it.
  • If kids are not learning money management at home, where are they learning it?
  • “Don’t fall prey to ‘Rental Car Lust.'” That new car feeling when you rent a car is seductive.  Don’t fall for it.
  • Heather re-focused her goals for 2015.  Wait until you hear what she did with those!
  • She has put her retirement payment above holiday spending to complete the goal.
  • The holiday season is not a SURPRISE.  They happen every year!
  • How she is finding the balance of paying off aggressively her car payments and not dipping into the savings to survive.
  • She shares to inspire others that you can break the cycle of living paycheck-to-paycheck!
  • Heather has started practicing minimalism, but she says, “Minimalism is HARD.”
  • “Life can be short.  I focus on the things I love and enjoy.”
  • “It just feels good to just eliminate stuff.”
  • Experiences matter more to Heather than cleaning, one reason minimalism has been part of her transition.
  • Eliminating the clothes has been a process for her. It’s one piece at a time that will be leaving.
  • How she has evolved as a person working through these goals.

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