Introducing: The Money and Media Podcast – Episode 1, Farnoosh Torabi

We’re thrilled to have Farnoosh Torabi join us to kick off the new Money & Media podcast! We’ll discuss how she personally struggled with debt. She’ll share stories about learning from luminaries such as Jean Chatzky and Jim Cramer. She’ll address how she built her brand, from initially hustling for very little money to finally writing her first book and crafting the first building blocks of the “Farnoosh” brand.

Some important concepts we discuss with Farnoosh include the value of working hard, the importance of creating your own property (such as a book) and taking advantage of opportunities when they’re presented.

Peter Anderson ( and Lauren Bowling ( join in the fun later in the show with their top 5 lessons from FinCon 2013. We’ll discuss lessons ranging from networking, monetization, making a first impression with your website and more. Thanks to both Peter and Lauren for sharing strategies they’re using to improve their online properties.

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Podcast Show Notes

Open – Welcome to the show!

Our sponsor: This episode of Money & Media is brought to you by Confessions of a Professional Blogger by Miranda Marquit.

Learn the realities of the blogging business. She’ll teach you to write what’s in demand to finding better paying gigs. She’ll help you organize your business with strategies to manage your time and your cash flow.

Confessions of a Professional Blogger is available on and via

Visit Farnoosh’s site:

Farnoosh’s books: You’re So Money (2008) and Psych Yourself Rich (2010). Coming in May: When She Makes More

PT & Joe – Speaking At FinCon

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Money & Media Creator Roundtable

This week’s participants:

Lauren Bowling from LB And The Money Tree

Lauren Bowling of L Bee and the Money tree on the Money and Media podcast

Lauren’s website (with links to her videos): LBeeAndTheMoneyTree

Peter Anderson from Bible Money Matters

Peter Anderson of Bible Money Matters on Money and Media podcast

Peter’s website: BibleMoneyMatters

About Our Hosts:

Phillip Taylor owns and operates FinCon as well at the personal finance website PTMoney.

Joe Saul-Sehy is the co-host of the Stacking Benjamins personal finance podcast and operates the Stacking Benjamins blog.


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