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  • SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program: Opening Doors to Bonding
    In Business Loans
    SBA’s Surety Bond Guarantee (SBG) Program helps small businesses obtain contract surety bonds with reasonable terms. If you are looking for bonding for the first time, increased bonding capacity, or better terms for bonding, make sure you have the SBG Program as an option. Talk with your current […]
  • 2020 Presidential Election & Mortgage Interest Rates
    In Home Loans
    Although the 2020 Presidential Election is unofficially official, mortgage rates are still historically low. Stay tuned to see if there will be a dramatic increase like the last presidential election. Comment below to share your thoughts on how this will impact mortgage rates. Source: Reach Home […]
  • Thank You Small Businesses | SmartBiz Loans
    In Business Loans
    The 2020 holidays wouldn’t be complete without acknowledging the incredible and unbreakable spirit of U.S. entrepreneurs. SmartBiz hopes your festivities are happy and your businesses stay healthy into the New Year! Source: SmartBiz Loans […]
  • #MakeItMeanMore – Brandon
    In Home Loans
    Brandon, you’ve done so much to help the country. So today, the country wanted to do something to help you. We hope this is finally able to show you how thankful we really are. #MakeItMeanMore Source: Veterans United Home Loans […]
  • uno Active Home Loan Management 30″
    In Other Country Loans
    Get us to fight home loan waste for you with uno Active Home Loan Management. We Analyse. We Alert. We Act. You Win! Source: uno Home Loans […]
  • NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl
    In Home Loans
    NOVA® Home Loans has announced that it will donate $25,000 to a 501(c)3 nonprofit during the NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl. The winning charity will be announced during the football game, which is scheduled to take place on December 31, 2019 at The University of Arizona Stadium. The NOVA® Home […]
  • 2019 National Small Business Week Highlights
    In Business Loans
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  • Brittany Broski On Cancel Culture, The Finances Of Going Viral, & Life After Kombucha
    In Personal finance
    In this episode, Chelsea talks to content creator and comedian Brittany Broski about going viral, the reality of making money online, and the fears and anxieties that come with having a public persona. Subscribe to The Financial Confessions podcast here: https://lnkfi.re/1QYK1e4R For our favorite […]
  • Get to Know Your Customers Day | SmartBiz Loans
    In Business Loans
    The third Thursday of each quarter is Get to Know Your Customer Day, and SmartBiz Loans is celebrating by giving a little insight to the entrepreneurial spirit of our the small businesses we work with! Learn more about these entrepreneurs by visiting the Resource Center: […]
  • TFD Q&A With The White House: $15 Minimum Wage, Stimulus Checks, And What You Need To Know
    In Personal finance
    In this video, Chelsea sits down to speak with Bharat Ramamurti, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council and former economic advisor to Senator Elizabeth Warren, about the federal economic recovery plan and how to access benefits you should be owed. The Financial Diet site: […]
  • How Purging My Instagram Saved Me $1,100
    In Personal finance
    In this episode, one woman shows us how cleaning out her Instagram follows helped her start saving hundreds a month. Through weekly video essays, "Making It Work" showcases how *real* people have upgraded their personal or financial lives in some meaningful way. Making your life work for […]
  • A Very Special Q&A On Women, Money, Feminism, And Survivors
    In Personal finance
    Chelsea answers your questions about women and money to support TFD’s holiday drive #AHappierHoliday. This year, TFD is matching up to $10,000 in donations for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Share your donation with TFD on Instagram, or use the hashtag #AHappierHoliday on […]
  • Are You Afraid Of Today’s Home Prices?
    In Home Loans
    Are you a medical professional afraid of today’s home prices? According to the most recent data out of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) that tracks home values all across the country, average home prices in the United States went up 0.9% in August 2020. 0.9% in one month! If we look […]
  • Need Cash? TitleMax Has Options
    In Loans
    TitleMax is one of the nation’s largest title lending companies. Every day, TitleMax helps thousands of people get the cash they need with a title loan, title pawn or now in select states, with a personal loan. We offer rates that are very competitive, while providing a superior level of customer […]
  • Buying a House is More Affordable than Renting
    In Home Loans
    Happy New Year from Reach Home Loans! Samantha talks about a recent research study that shows that it’s more affordable to purchase a home than it is to rent. Mortgage interest rates are still historically low, so if you’re getting quoted 3% or higher on a 30 year mortgage, call Reach […]
  • #MakeItMeanMore – Fred
    In Home Loans
    Fred, there are no words meaningful enough to express our gratitude. So for now, we’ll settle for paying off your house. But rest assured, we’ll never stop trying to #MakeItMeanMore. Source: Veterans United Home Loans […]
  • Attention Renters! Home Buying Made Easy! | NOVA® Home Loans
    In Home Loans
    Do you think the possibility of home owning is beyond you? With NOVA® Home Loans, we work to make your dreams become a reality. Get in touch today to see what NOVA® Home Loans can do for you! NOVA® Home Loans Office Locations: Arizona: Chandler NOVA Home Loans 3075 W. Ray Rd, Suite 501 Chandler AZ […]
  • Million Dollar Listing’s Ryan Serhant On NYC Real Estate, Working On Bravo, & Big Money Mistakes
    In Personal finance
    In this episode, Chelsea talks to NYC realtor (and star of Million Dollar Listing) Ryan Serhant about New York real estate secrets, working on Bravo, and what kind of money you actually make in reality TV. Subscribe to The Financial Confessions podcast here: https://lnkfi.re/1QYK1e4R For our […]
  • Business Resources for Veterans
    In Business Loans
    Learn about the various business resources available to veterans from the U.S. Small Business Administration in this short video. Go to https://www.sba.gov/veterans to for information about funding programs, training, federal contracting opportunities, and more. Source: U.S. Small Business […]
  • The Kitchen Table- Ep1
    In Home Loans
    We’re so excited to announce Embrace’s new video series, “The Kitchen Table”! Meg Handy, our Customer Experience Director, will be interviewing interesting people — inside and outside of Embrace — who are making the best of the strange new world we’re living in right now. The kitchen table is the […]
  • 4 Major Lifestyle Changes I’ll Keep Even After The Pandemic Is Over
    In Personal finance
    In this episode, one woman tells us the permanent lifestyle changes she’s keeping from the pandemic. Visit CPApowered.org to learn more how a CPA can help you reach your goals as a small business owner or entrepreneur, and click here to use the AICPA’s Find-A-CPA Tool: […]
  • Agent Update – Building Your Brand | Quicken Loans
    In Loans
    Casey Hurbis, Chief Marketing Officer at Quicken Loans, talks about the importance of building your brand and engaging new clients and gives tips on how you can keep your messaging relevant. Visit https://www.quickenloans.com/real-estate for more. Source: Quicken Loans […]
  • 8 Conversations Couples Don’t Have, But Should
    In Personal finance
    In this episode, Chelsea tells us the important conversations everyone needs to have in their relationship, no matter how scary or irrelevant they feel in the moment. This video is sponsored by Bestow. Apply for easy, affordable term life insurance with Bestow. It takes as little as five minutes, a […]
  • Bidding War Tip #4: Get Your Home Offer Accepted By Offering a Faster Closing
    In Home Loans
    It might be obvious that being able to close faster than the competition will make your offer more attractive…but how exactly do you do that? Watch as Josh explains how you can prepare at the beginning of your mortgage process so there are no delays in closing once your offer is accepted. […]
  • #MakeItMeanMore – Andrew
    In Home Loans
    Andrew, for what you’ve given our country, you deserve the world. And while we can’t give you quite that, we can start by paying off your house. #MakeItMeanMore Source: Veterans United Home Loans […]
  • #MakeItMeanMore – Scott
    In Home Loans
    Scott, we would say thank you for your service, but we know that will never be enough. So for now, we’ll have to settle for paying off your mortgage. #MakeItMeanMore. Source: Veterans United Home Loans […]
  • 4 Toxic Things I Witnessed While Working For An Influencer
    In Personal finance
    Grab your tickets for the TFD Spring Refresh: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-tfd-spring-refresh-tickets-138494616125?aff=YT4821 & Career Day at TFD: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/career-day-at-tfd-tickets-137701473815?aff=YT4821 In this episode, one woman reveals what it’s really like to […]
  • The Technology Behind SmartBiz Loans
    In Business Loans
    Learn about the innovative technology behind SmartBiz Loan’s platform, making SmartBiz Loans a smart choice for acquiring an SBA Loan. Source: SmartBiz Loans […]
  • Broke Millennial On Prenups, The Having Kids Debate, & The Finances Of Love
    In Personal finance
    In this episode, Chelsea sits down with longtime friend of TFD, Erin Lowry AKA Broke Millennial. Click here to reserve your spot at their FREE digital event about money & relationships, happening this Thursday, 2/25! […]
  • NOVA® Home Loans: For Sale By Owner vs. Using a Realtor
    In Home Loans
    Can you save money by selling your home by yourself? Or, does using a Real Estate Agent get you more money and save on the stress of home selling? This video compares both sides of the spectrum with some helpful statistics as well! If you are in need of a top REALTOR® or Loan Officer, get in touch […]
  • Navy Veteran Surprises Daughters with a Home for the Holidays – #MakeItMeanMore
    In Home Loans
    U.S. Navy Veteran Jeffrey wanted to surprise his daughters with a home for the holidays. So we helped deck the halls and made sure they were able to move in for Christmas. 🎄🏠 At Veterans United, we don’t just say "thanks for your service," we #MakeItMeanMore for our nation’s […]
  • Agent Update – Win Multiple-Offer Situations | Quicken Loans
    In Loans
    We spoke with Zachary Lederer, Regional Vice President of Mortgage Banking at Quicken Loans, about how to win the bid for your client in a multiple-offer situation for a new home. Visit https://www.quickenloans.com/real-estate for more. Source: Quicken Loans […]
  • Introducing NEO Home Loans
    In Home Loans
    For decades, the mortgage industry has been very transactional and interest rate focused. There has been very little emphasis on providing relevant advice or selecting the ideal mortgage strategy with the lowest overall cost and greatest ability to generate wealth for you and your family. Buying a […]
  • 7 Lessons Feminists Should Take From Bridgerton
    In Personal finance
    In this episode, Chelsea dissects Bridgerton, the Regency romance Netflix show that’s been on all our minds. From knowing when to compromise to following the path you want (instead of the one you’ve been told you’re *supposed* to want), these are the lessons any feminist can take […]
  • [Embrace Webinar] Insider Marketing Tips for Loan Officers and Proven Strategies to Boost Sales
    In Home Loans
    Many loan officers are constrained by yesterday’s outdated lead gen strategies. Are you one of them? Have you lost a deal because you forgot to follow up? Too busy to market yourself properly? If you’re not ready to hit the ground running in 2020, then check out our webinar featuring Embrace’s […]
  • Agent Update – Team Member Availability | Quicken Loans
    In Loans
    In this Agent Update, we’re talking about something you and your Agent Relationship Manager have in common: unconventional business hours. We at Quicken Loans know you work all hours of the day, and that’s why your dedicated team does too. That means you can get an updated approval […]
  • 4 “Productive” Behaviors I Thought Meant I Loved My Job, But Were Just Unhealthy
    In Personal finance
    In this episode, one woman shows us the "productive" mindsets and behaviors she thought meant she loved her job, but were actually negatively affecting her life. This video is sponsored by Bestow. Apply for easy, affordable term life insurance offered by Bestow. It takes as little as five […]
  • Your Success Is Our Focus – Family Time | Quicken Loans
    In Loans
    More time for family, more time for laughter. Your dedicated Agent Relationship Manager has your clients’ mortgages covered, so you have more time to spend with the ones you love. Learn more by visiting https://www.quickenloans.com/real-estate Source: Quicken Loans […]
  • #MakeItMeanMore – Justen
    In Home Loans
    Veterans Day is an important day for Justen. It was the day he moved into a homeless shelter. And yesterday, five years later, it was the day his first house became a true home. And we’d do it all over again to see that smile. #MakeItMeanMore Source: Veterans United Home Loans […]
  • Getting a VA Loan Using Alternative Tradelines
    In Home Loans
    Credit expert, Tim Alvis, shows you how to get a VA Home Loan Using Alternative Tradelines. Strange as it sounds, your cable bill or your P.O. Box could help you land a VA home loan. Would-be VA buyers who don’t have a robust credit history may be able to use accounts like this to convince mortgage […]
  • TitleMax Has Options
    In Loans
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  • 6 Ways Instagram Is Making You A Worse Person
    In Personal finance
    In this week’s video, Chelsea breaks down the darker side of Instagram, and how, when used unchecked, it can lead to us being worse versions of ourselves. Watch more of The Financial Diet hosted by Chelsea Fagan here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD30V46E07RR99cC0gCjKUbt-BKoDUcnc […]
  • Don’t Make THIS Mistake When Refinancing Your Home
    In Home Loans
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  • Will the Housing Market crash like it did in 2008? with Homes by Hadar
    In Home Loans
    Samantha Outlaw sits down with Homes by Hadar to chat about concerns around whether the market will drop as a result of the forbearances people have been taking advantage of (similar to what we saw in 2008). Contact Reach Home Loans today to refinance your home! Related Videos: "Foreclosures […]
  • Canadian Business Spotlight – Episode 1- Vaultie
    In Other Country Loans
    Episode 1 of the Canadian Business Spotlight series features the CEO and Co-Founder of Vaultie, Meyer Mechanic. Vaultie is a Toronto based technology company that specializes in verifiable digital signatures. Learn more about Vaultie at https://smarter.loans/company/vaultie/ Source: Smarter Loans […]
  • How MLMs Have Gotten Even More Dangerous Since COVID
    In Personal finance
    In this episode, Chelsea dives into how MLMs (and girlboss culture) have gotten even worse since COVID, from unscientific claims to predatory recruitment practices. TFD’s other episodes on MLMs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExxkmJAa0DQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc-fBzN32Ns& […]
  • Your Success Is Our Focus | Quicken Loans
    In Loans
    Real estate agents who work with our dedicated Agent Relationship Managers find that their clients’ loans are more likely to close on time. With all that time back, they’re finding new ways to make the most of their days. What would you do with more time? Source: Quicken Loans […]
  • 8 Zero-Dollar Swaps To Help You Instantly Start Living Better
    In Personal finance
    This video is brought to you by Aspiration. Put your money where your values are and sign up with our exclusive link to get the $100 sign-up bonus: https://www.aspiration.com/get-account-100?utm_source=tfd&utm_medium=paids&utm_campaign=yt Disclosure: The Aspiration Spend & Save Accounts […]
  • TitleMax 2020 Combo Generic :15
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  • Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program: Eligibility for Talent Representatives
    In Business Loans
    The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance. Eligible applicants may qualify for SVO Grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant […]
  • Smarter Loans Presents – Vaultie
    In Other Country Loans
    Vaultie is a Toronto based startup that specializes in verifiable digital signatures. Visit the Vaultie profile at Smarter Loans (https://smarter.loans/company/vaultie) Source: Smarter Loans […]
  • Smarter Loans Presents – Fintel Connect
    In Other Country Loans
    Learn more about Canada’s only completely niche affiliate marketing platform for the Financial Industry. Learn what makes Fintel special to work with as we got on a zoom call with Nicky Senyard, Fintel’s CEO, to find out what they are all about. Video Produced by: Smarter Loans […]
  • Agent Update – CARES Act | Quicken Loans
    In Loans
    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed on March 27 and provides fast and direct assistance for American workers, families and small businesses. We spoke with Chrissi Johnson, Vice President of Federal Policy and External Affairs at Quicken Loans, about the CARES […]
  • An Extra-Spicy Election Day Q&A With Chelsea
    In Personal finance
    In this episode, Chelsea answers audience questions related to today’s election. To find out information about voting or find the hotline number to call to report voter suppression, click here: https://iwillvote.com/ Click here to get tickets to TFD’s next workshop, all about improving […]
  • 12 Things Every Stressed-Out Person Needs To Start Doing With Their Weekends
    In Personal finance
    In this episode, Chelsea lists little tasks that anyone with a stressful work week should start doing on the weekends, from meditating to tidying their home workspace. Click the "join" link below to join our membership program and get 50% off tickets to all TFD events! Importance of […]
  • 8 Budget Cuts That Could Hurt You In The Long Run
    In Personal finance
    In this episode, Chelsea illustrates the dangers of cutting certain budget line items for the sake of frugality, such as health insurance, renter’s insurance, or your regular dental visits. This video is sponsored by UnitedHealthcare. Learn about your healthcare coverage and how to make the most of […]
  • Embrace Home Loans Webinar – The Power of Co-marketing Through Total Expert
    In Home Loans
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  • What Not To Do Before You Buy A House
    In Home Loans
    If you’re in the process of buying a new home, congratulations! Today, Samantha Outlaw talks about all the things not to do before closing on your new home. If you have any questions about the process, contact Reach Home Loans today. Source: Reach Home Loans […]
  • Happy Retirement Kurt!
    In Home Loans
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