Dana Miranda: What are good money management apps that you recommend for college students?
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Our next guest is Dana Miranda! Dana is a certified educator in personal finance (CEPF®). She’s an expert in a broad range of personal finance topics, as well as entrepreneurship and productivity. She founded Healthy Rich, a platform for inclusive, budget-free financial education, and she’s passionate about supporting freelancers, entrepreneurs and other folks exploring self-employment, especially those who face barriers in traditional employment. Dana grew up in a working-class family in a small town in Wisconsin. When she joined the ranks of personal finance media in 2015, she found the niche led mostly by advice (and admonitions) from middle class white men, ignoring the broad diversity of our relationships with work and money. After leaving a leadership position with a popular personal finance company and spending two years as a freelance writer, she expanded Dana Media to bring more voices into personal finance media through freelancing and the company’s flagship site Healthy Rich. Dana has shared her financial expertise as a contributor with Forbes, The New York Times, CNBC, The Motley Fool, NextAdvisor, The Penny Hoarder and a column for Inc. Magazine.
In episode 283 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Dana chose University of Wisconsin-Madison for her undergraduate experience, why she’s so passionate about personal finance, why Budget Culture is so damaging, what are the systemic forces that keep people broke, what she learned about building an audience at Healthy Rich, why people should keep a diary temporarily to track expenses in a valuable way, what are some creative ways to get more income, what are some good money management apps that she recommends, and how we can close the gap between men and women salaries. Enjoy!