The Goodbye July Podcast

Jessica Tolar

How do I make more money? How do I create passive income? Am I ready to invest? How can I build my emergency fund? How do I start my own business? And the most important question of all: Can I *really* work LESS and live MORE? Whether you’re struggling to make ends meet, looking for smart places to put your money, or ready to quit your 9 to 5 to chase your passion, this is the show for you. Host Jessica Tolar brings you the approachable personal finance and mindset podcast packed with actionable step-by-step tips to help YOU design the right habits, routines, and strategies to build your dream life. @jessicatolarinvests // www.jessicatolar.com read less
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Episodes

044: Why "F*ck The Patriarchy" Won't Work (And A More Effective Approach to Getting What You Want)
Mar 6 2024
044: Why "F*ck The Patriarchy" Won't Work (And A More Effective Approach to Getting What You Want)
When a coworker betrayed me, I learned a valuable lesson. I was a fresh-faced, eager 21-year-old who had just relocated to a new city for work.  It was an exciting time, however, before long I started to see storm clouds that threatened to cast a shadow over my otherwise sunny outlook. It felt difficult to gain respect at work, especially with one man in particular. I remember him so clearly - this particular engineer who went behind my back and did something that felt like a slap in the face. It stirred an emotion I’ll never forget, but most importantly, it taught me a valuable lesson… I realized at that moment I had two choices: I could rebel against him, or I could choose a different approach. Join me inside to learn what I did, why, and how you can use the same approach to get what you want. SHOWNOTES: jessicatolar.com/044 Rate, Review, and Follow on Apple Podcasts “I love Jess and The Goodbye July Podcast” ← If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me serve more people (like you!) and support them in organizing, automating, and growing their money so they can build the HELL YES life they deserve. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved about the episode! Also, if you haven’t already done so, follow the show. I’m regularly adding episodes to the feed and, if you’re not following, there’s a high chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!
043: Flip the Script: 3 New Stats About Women in the Workplace (And How to Use Them for an Edge)
Feb 28 2024
043: Flip the Script: 3 New Stats About Women in the Workplace (And How to Use Them for an Edge)
Once a year, global management consulting company McKinsey releases its “Women in the Workplace" report about women in Corporate America. It's full of interesting data on how we’re stacking up when compared to our male counterparts, the struggles we face, and what the companies themselves can do to help. Whether it's learning what you're up against, which promotion will be the hardest, or how the corporate environment overall has changed in the last couple of years, knowledge is POWER... And I believe re-framing 3 statistics from this year's report can actually HELP you gain an edge at work. So, in today's episode, we're zooming in on these 3 stats, why they matter to you, and what you can do to benefit from them. I'll see you inside! SHOWNOTES: jessicatolar.com/043 Rate, Review, and Follow on Apple Podcasts “I love Jess and The Goodbye July Podcast” ← If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me serve more people (like you!) and support them in organizing, automating, and growing their money so they can build the HELL YES life they deserve. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved about the episode! Also, if you haven’t already done so, follow the show. I’m regularly adding episodes to the feed and, if you’re not following, there’s a high chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!
041: Understanding 3 Employer Benefits That Get You Invested (401k, ESPP, and RSUs)
Feb 13 2024
041: Understanding 3 Employer Benefits That Get You Invested (401k, ESPP, and RSUs)
When I was in corporate, I placed a heavy focus on benefits when I was first considering a job, but then I'd get so busy doing the job I'd forget to use, optimize, or even just try to UNDERSTAND all the different benefits I had – especially the confusing acronym ones. Same for you? Well, it wasn’t until I used my benefits package to negotiate a raise *4x the national average* that I realized just how much benefits truly translate into MONEY. And that’s when I got serious about understanding not just some but ALL of my benefits -- and getting strategic. In this episode, we're digging into 3 of the big ones… 3 employer benefits which, if you're *USING*, means you’re already investing (whether you realize it or not!). I'll meet you inside as we de-mystify the 401(k), ESPP, and RSU - and how you can use each to make more money! Let's jump in! SHOWNOTES: jessicatolar.com/041 Rate, Review, and Follow on Apple Podcasts “I love Jess and The Goodbye July Podcast” ← If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me serve more people (like you!) and support them in organizing, automating, and growing their money so they can build the HELL YES life they deserve. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved about the episode! Also, if you haven’t already done so, follow the show. I’m regularly adding episodes to the feed and, if you’re not following, there’s a high chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!
040: 5 Habits of Highly Successful People
Jan 31 2024
040: 5 Habits of Highly Successful People
I had the privilege of getting to know the CEO of one of the world’s largest real estate franchises and, in the ~2-year period that we all spent time together, I quietly observed him – it’s amazing what you can learn by simply watching someone who has skills you admire and would like to adopt. Much of what’s included in this episode comes from my observations of this man, whom I came to respect, and it also comes from observing other executives throughout my corporate career, conversations with them, as well as other high-net-worth individuals. For this episode, we’re defining "success" as your ability to reach the goals you’ve set. Whether that’s a certain level of wealth, a title at work, or a type of lifestyle - that’s beside the point. The point is: you have goals. Are you reaching them? Whether you feel good about your ability to hit your goals or not, you’ll benefit from what follows on 5 habits of highly successful people.  Let's jump in! SHOWNOTES: jessicatolar.com/040 Rate, Review, and Follow on Apple Podcasts “I love Jess and The Goodbye July Podcast” ← If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me serve more people (like you!) and support them in organizing, automating, and growing their money so they can build the HELL YES life they deserve. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved about the episode! Also, if you haven’t already done so, follow the show. I’m regularly adding episodes to the feed and, if you’re not following, there’s a high chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!
039: The Anatomy of Your Quarterly Reviews with Your Boss
Jan 23 2024
039: The Anatomy of Your Quarterly Reviews with Your Boss
IMHO, one of the best things you can do to move leaps and bounds closer to a lower-stress life with more freedom is to consistently get pay increases… and invest all of them. If you’re already living comfortably and can work out a process for getting regular pay increases and investing all of them, you’ll be amazed at what becomes possible and the doors that open up for you financially. But first, there’s the matter of securing the raise itself, in a way that’s sustainable and consistent. And one of the most effective ways to do that is through quarterly reviews with your manager. In this episode, we’re talking about just that – The Anatomy of Your Quarterly Reviews with Your Boss. We’ll cover: When to schedule themHow to prepareWhat to cover in the meeting Let’s jump in!   SHOWNOTES: jessicatolar.com/039 Rate, Review, and Follow on Apple Podcasts “I love Jess and The Goodbye July Podcast” ← If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me serve more people (like you!) and support them in organizing, automating, and growing their money so they can build the HELL YES life they deserve. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved about the episode! Also, if you haven’t already done so, follow the show. I’m regularly adding episodes to the feed and, if you’re not following, there’s a high chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!
038: Welcome to Investor Prep School!
Dec 27 2023
038: Welcome to Investor Prep School!
Welcome back for Part 5 of our 5-Part Mini-Masterclass on Investing. In Part 1 you learned about 9-steps to get started investing, in Part 2 you heard 5 common mistakes most new investors make and what to do instead, in Part 3 you explored 5 types of investments and which might be best for you, and in Part 4 you saw various investment models ranging from $100 to $1M and everything in between. In this FINAL episode of the mini-masterclass series, I am beyond excited to pull back the curtains and give you a behind-the-scenes look into my program, Investor Prep School! Specifically, we will walk through: Who this program is for so you can quickly decide whether or not you’re a fitWhat exactly you get, including a step-by-step walkthrough of each module plus bonusesTop FAQs plus information on the risk-free money-back guarantee So excited... let's jump in!! SHOWNOTES: jessicatolar.com/038 Rate, Review, and Follow on Apple Podcasts “I love Jess and The Goodbye July Podcast” ← If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me serve more people (like you!) and support them in organizing, automating, and growing their money so they can build the HELL YES life they deserve. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved about the episode! Also, if you haven’t already done so, follow the show. I’m regularly adding episodes to the feed and, if you’re not following, there’s a high chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!
036: 5 Types of Investments (Which One is Best for You)
Dec 12 2023
036: 5 Types of Investments (Which One is Best for You)
Welcome back for Part 3 of the 5-Part Mini-Masterclass on Investing! In Part 1 we discussed The Foolproof A-Z Investing Roadmap for Beginners and in Part 2 we covered 5 Little-Known Mistakes *Most* New Investors Make - so you have an overview of what to do and what to look out for. Today, we’re going one click deeper and digging into different TYPES of investments you can buy. Ready to ditch the golden handcuffs that keep you chained to working day in and day out and trade them for the golden ticket to financial freedom? If so, join me inside today’s episode to learn about 5 types of investments and which could be best for you! I’ll walk you through five asset classes, what it takes to start investing in each, and other key points to consider. Let's jump in! SHOWNOTES: jessicatolar.com/036 Rate, Review, and Follow on Apple Podcasts “I love Jess and The Goodbye July Podcast” ← If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me serve more people (like you!) and support them in organizing, automating, and growing their money so they can build the HELL YES life they deserve. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved about the episode! Also, if you haven’t already done so, follow the show. I’m regularly adding episodes to the feed and, if you’re not following, there’s a high chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!
035: 5 Little-Known Mistakes *Most* New Investors Make (And What to Do Instead!)
Dec 5 2023
035: 5 Little-Known Mistakes *Most* New Investors Make (And What to Do Instead!)
Welcome back for Part 2 of the 5-Part Mini-Masterclass on Investing! Ready to supercharge your money? This mini-masterclass is structured to help you learn about investing, remove doubt, and increase your confidence so you can get started making your money grow. While money can’t buy happiness, it CAN buy freedom… freedom of time, location, and choice. It can put you in total control of your life so you can spend your days EXACTLY the way you want to - not the way your boss decides. So if you want to ditch the golden handcuffs that keep you chained to working day in and day out and trade them for the golden ticket to financial freedom… Join me inside today’s episode to learn the 5 Little-Known Mistakes *Most* New Investors Make (And What to Do Instead!). I’ll walk you through five things that might be keeping you from getting started investing, the practical & mindset strategies I used to move past them, and why it's key to start investing ASAP. Let's jump in! SHOWNOTES: jessicatolar.com/035 Rate, Review, and Follow on Apple Podcasts “I love Jess and The Goodbye July Podcast” ← If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me serve more people (like you!) and support them in organizing, automating, and growing their money so they can build the HELL YES life they deserve. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved about the episode! Also, if you haven’t already done so, follow the show. I’m regularly adding episodes to the feed and, if you’re not following, there’s a high chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!
034: The Foolproof A-Z Investing Roadmap for Beginners
Nov 28 2023
034: The Foolproof A-Z Investing Roadmap for Beginners
Welcome to Part 1 of the 5-Part Mini-Masterclass on Investing! I know you’re excited to grow your wealth and this mini-masterclass is structured to help you learn about investing, remove doubt, and increase your confidence so you can get started making your money grow. While money can’t buy happiness, it CAN buy your freedom… freedom of time, location, and choice. It can put you in total control of your life so you can spend your days EXACTLY the way you want to - not the way your boss decides. So if you’re ready to ditch the golden handcuffs that keep you chained to working day in and day out and trade them for the golden ticket to financial freedom… Join me inside today’s episode to learn how to lay the groundwork for what it REALLY takes to get started investing (for total newbies!). I’ll walk you through The 9-Step A-Z Investing Roadmap for Beginners, your checklist of to-do items to get started investing, and why investing is about so much more than just money. Let's jump in! SHOWNOTES: jessicatolar.com/034 Rate, Review, and Follow on Apple Podcasts “I love Jess and The Goodbye July Podcast” ← If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me serve more people (like you!) and support them in organizing, automating, and growing their money so they can build the HELL YES life they deserve. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved about the episode! Also, if you haven’t already done so, follow the show. I’m regularly adding episodes to the feed and, if you’re not following, there’s a high chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!
029: 1 Scary Convo and 3 Ways to Find More Freedom
Oct 25 2023
029: 1 Scary Convo and 3 Ways to Find More Freedom
Do you know those life-changing moments that happen in an instant but stay with you for the rest of your days? Maybe you didn't realize it at the time, but now you know for sure it was a defining moment in your story. In this episode, we're talking about one of those moments. Many years ago, I was working for my first employer out of college. I was enjoying the things you would expect: my first salary, my own desk, and even a key card that got me into the building. But what you might not expect is the haunting conversation I had at this job that drastically changed the way I approached work, money, and life, ultimately resulting in 3 changes that gave me more peace and a delicious taste of freedom. Today, we're walking through that conversation and the 3 things I changed as a result. It might feel a bit spooky, but I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised with what you learn when you hear the same sobering words that I did! See you inside! SHOWNOTES: jessicatolar.com/029 Rate, Review, and Follow on Apple Podcasts “I love Jess and The Goodbye July Podcast” ← If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me serve more people (like you!) and support them in organizing, automating, and growing their money so they can build the HELL YES life they deserve. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved about the episode! Also, if you haven’t already done so, follow the show. I’m regularly adding episodes to the feed and, if you’re not following, there’s a high chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!