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Penny Forward

Chris Peterson and Liz Bottner

The Penny Forward podcast is about blind people building bright futures one penny at a time. We're blind people learning to be successful in our personal, professional, and financial lives.
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When it comes to saving, investing, and planning for the future, do you ever find yourself wondering whether you should do it yourself or ask someone else for help? It's a difficult decision to make, and we often don't ask someone for help until we've made mistakes that make us feel ashamed and embarrassed about what we've done. To make matters more difficult, we often don't know what type of professional to hire in the first place. We invited Tyler Cook, a certified financial planner with Parable Wealth Partners in Edina Minnesota, on to tell us who a financial planner is, what a financial planner does, where you might find one, when you might choose to hire one, and why a financial planner might be a professional that you'd want to employ to help you grow your wealth and make solid plans to secure your future. To learn more about the standards governing certified financial planners, or to find a certified financial planner that may be right for you, visit cfp.net or use the Broker Check tool provided by finra.org. Do you want to know more about working with a financial planner? Continue the conversation in the Penny Forward Facebook group, a safe space to get support from the Penny Forward community. The Penny Forward podcast is about blind people building bright futures one penny at a time. Subscribe by searching for “Penny Forward” using your favorite podcast app, ask your smart speaker to play the podcast, “Penny Forward”, check out the Penny Forward YouTube channel, or listen to all of our past episodes and read full text transcripts at pennyforward.com/podcast.  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/pennyforward)
Nov 16 2021
21 mins
Fitness On A BudgetAccessible Resources To Prevent Identity TheftA Network Of The BlindPenny Forward Podcast Episode 6 Daring To Dream The Impossible Dream
Many blind people wonder if we will ever be able to own our own home, Especially if we’re struggling just to find work and get off of social security benefits. Michael Morris lost a good job when his vision changed and he didn’t know how to access the resources that could’ve helped him learn the skills he needed to keep working. We invited Michael on to tell us how his resilience and faith helped him access the resources he needed to achieve his goal of home ownership and how he paid off his mortgage in just seven short years.Michael used an individual development account, a special bank account that helps people with low incomes to save for their education, a first home, or to start a business. More information about individual development accounts and how they impact Social Security benefits can be found at https://www.ssa.gov/ssi/spotlights/spot-individual-development.htm A full text transcript of this episode can be found at https://pennyforward.com/penny-forward-transcript-s2e6-daring-to-dream-the-impossible-dream/ The Penny Forward podcast is about blind people building bright futures one penny at a time. Subscribe by searching for “Penny Forward” using your favorite podcast app, ask your smart speaker to play the podcast, “Penny Forward”, check out the Penny Forward YouTube channel, or listen to all of our past episodes or read transcripts at https://pennyforward.com Continue the conversation in our private Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/819788175135724Support Penny Forward by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/penny-forwardSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/pennyforward)
Oct 17 2021
30 mins
Penny Forward Podcast Episode 5 The Avenue To SuccessPenny Forward Podcast Episode 4 Healing Through Healing
What is the hardest part of starting a business? For Leena Ann Solusar, it was the fear that it was wrong to charge for her services. We wanted to learn how Leena overcame that fear, so we invited her on to tell us how surviving a sexual assault, coming to terms with her sexual orientation, and grieving the unexpected death of her wife helped her to discover talents that she is now using to help others while helping herself.Leena provided the following contact information: Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/leena.bandyPersonal Email address: leena.salim@gmail.comBusiness Email Address: cathedralofthephoeni­x@gmail.com This is a collaboration with the Pride Connection radio show and podcast sponsored by Blind LGBT Pride International. Pride Connection airs on ACB Media 1 every Tuesday at 10pm EDT and is available soon after wherever you get your podcasts. Tune into ACB Media 1 at https://www.acbmedia.org/home/streams/media1/ Learn more about Blind LGBT Pride International at https://blindlgbtpride.org/ A full text transcript of this episode can be found at https://pennyforward.com/penny-forward-transcript-s2e4-healing-through-healing/ The Penny Forward podcast is about blind people building bright futures one penny at a time. Subscribe by searching for “Penny Forward” using your favorite podcast app, ask your smart speaker to play the podcast, “Penny Forward”, check out the Penny Forward YouTube channel, or listen to all of our past episodes or read transcripts at https://pennyforward.com Continue the conversation in our private Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/819788175135724Support Penny Forward by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/penny-forwardSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/pennyforward)
Oct 3 2021
28 mins
Penny Forward Podcast Episode 3 The Winding Road To Success is Paved With Errors And Mistakes
Do you feel like your mental health impacts your ability to be successful? If so, then you may be able to relate to this week's guest. Everett Elam is an assistive technology instructor with World Services for the Blind in Little Rock Arkansas. He's a pretty successful guy with a full time job. He's an accomplished fiddle player, and a successful world traveler. He's working on starting his own business, and he's raising money for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired by running the Boston marathon for the very first time this October. We want to acknowledge that success doesn't come easy for anyone. Everett has bipolar disorder. He's a recovering alcoholic, and has gone through a divorce. And all of those things contributed to his particular life path. We hope you can enjoy and relate to Everett's Story, and if you'd like to contribute to his fund raiser, you can visit https://www.givengain.com/ap/everett-elam-raising-funds-for-massachusetts-association-for-the-blind-and-visually-impairedEverett also provided the following contact information and fund raising methods: Work email: Eelam@wsblind.orgWork phone: 5014202651PayPal: eelam@wsblind.orgVenmo: @Everett-ElamCash App: $EverettElam  A full text transcript of this episode can be found at https://pennyforward.com/penny-forward-transcript-s2e3-the-winding-road-to-success-is-paved-with-errors-and-mistakes/The Penny Forward podcast is about blind people building bright futures one penny at a time. Subscribe by searching for “Penny Forward” using your favorite podcast app, ask your smart speaker to play the podcast, “Penny Forward”, check out the Penny Forward YouTube channel, or listen to all of our past episodes or read transcripts at https://pennyforward.comSupport Penny Forward by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/penny-forwardSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/pennyforward)
Sep 26 2021
23 mins
Penny Forward Podcast Episode 2 The System Is Broken. Can We Fix It?Penny Forward Podcast Episode 1 Can I Afford a Guide Dog?Penny Forward Podcast Episode 32 Chris WalkerPenny Forward Podcast Episode 31 Eric YarberryPenny Forward Podcast Episode 30 Maria KristicPenny Forward Podcast Episode 29 Tommaso NonisPenny Forward Podcast Episode 28 Jo Elizabeth PintoPenny Forward Podcast Episode 27 Miranda KennedyPenny Forward Podcast Episode 26 Byron Lee

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