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Welcome to the Seriously Fam! Where modern professionals get serious about creating the life of their dreams and the wealth to go with it. Michael and Alisa are siblings who rarely fought as children, lived together for a short stint, and once even worked at the same office. They’re close. Now with Michael living in Fresno and Alisa living in LA, they use this podcast to chat about what they’re up to in work and life. 

Seriously though, Michael is a Wealth Adviser and Alisa is a Vision Producer. You can expect Michael to reveal tips to save, manage, and invest your money. Alisa will share best practices on getting clarity on your vision, creating a strategy, and making it happen!

Aug 5, 2020

Having debt doesn’t make you a failure. Failing doesn’t make you a failure. In this episode, we talk about getting comfortable with our shortcomings so we can learn from them and continue to move forward with our goals.

First, what we’re watching on Netflix: Fastest Cars, The Single Wives, Indian Matchmaking, Love on the Spectrum, The Last Dance, The Office (still).

Shoutouts: @debtfreesis, @touristyaf & @natnatpena from @thehappycactusclub!

3 Ways to Get Comfortable with Failure

Serious Talking points:

  • Michael says educational debt is worth the investment. Do you agree?
  • How your friends and family view your debt and your failures
  • Alisa’s biggest failure in college and how it affected her
  • The importance of “balcony” people in your life to cheer you on
  • How to move forward with failure by acknowledging your fear
  • Embracing your inner child when it comes to debt and failure
  • If you want to give generously, you can’t give what you don’t have
  • Keeping your goals and purpose in mind
  • How to pay off debt 
  • Snowball method: pay your smallest balance off first
  • Avalanche method: pay your highest interest rate off first
  • Saving money by staying home!

Social media picks: 

Michael Jordan’s failures

Becoming financially secure

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