Making It Count

Do you ever feel like you’re stumbling through your finances? You’re not alone. This is Making It Count, a financial education podcast where hosts Cri…
May 11th, 2022 | 41:23

Season 3 Finale: A Real Financial Consultation

Did you know only 38% of Americans work with a financial advisor to manage their money? We look to experts for advice on so many topics, but most of u…
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Apr 27th, 2022 | 42:29

Blockchain Basics: Cryptocurrencies & NFTs

According to a Pew Research Study, 27 million Americans have bought, traded or used cryptocurrency. Yet for every person who understands cryptocurrenc…
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Apr 7th, 2022 | 54:40

Insurance 101: Life, Auto, Home & Health

The world of insurance can seem rather daunting with all the complex vocabulary and legalities, but this latest episode of Making it Count helps to br…
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Mar 17th, 2022 | 34:00

Money + Lifestyle Part III: Healthy & Eco-Friendly Living on a Budget

Wanting to make the switch to a more eco-friendly lifestyle but don’t think it’s within your budget? Sustainability can be accessible for everyone if…
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Feb 24th, 2022 | 33:27

Money + Lifestyle Part II: Curbing Unhealthy Money Habits

In part II of our Money + Lifestyle mini series, Cristina and Will interview returning guest Karina from Addition Financial and first-time participant…
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Jan 31st, 2022 | 1:04:40

Money + Lifestyle Part I: Setting Financial New Year's Resolutions

It’s not too late to set your financial New Year’s resolutions and boy do we have a great episode to learn how to not only set them, but actually achi…
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Dec 20th, 2021 | 48:10

Money + Love Part VI: Breakups, Separations & Divorce

Breakups suck, but at least our Making it Count hosts were brave enough to talk through the financial ramifications of ending a relationship with Sama…
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Dec 2nd, 2021 | 42:04

Money + Love Part V: Family Loans & Aging Parents

Considering lending money to a family member? You’ll want to listen to this episode of Making it Count first! Cristina and Will invite Juan Velasco, a…
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Nov 11th, 2021 | 47:39

Money + Love Part IV: Navigating Finances with Friends

Discussing finances with friends? Talk about awkward… Unless, of course, you use the great tips from this episode of Making it Count! Our hosts Cristi…
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Oct 22nd, 2021 | 47:17

Remodeling & Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

Sprucing up key areas of your home is a great way to increase your property’s value and attract the right buyers when you’re ready to sell. On this ep…
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Sep 30th, 2021 | 41:32

Money Taboos Part III: Bankruptcy & Financial Recovery

Have you ever wondered what it actually means to declare bankruptcy? Find out what bankruptcy entails and the different types of bankruptcy in this ep…
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Sep 16th, 2021 | 27:26

Money Taboos Part II: Spotting Predatory Lending

Welcome to season three, episode three of Making it Count, where hosts Cristina and Will learn how to spot and stop predatory lending in its tracks. I…
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Sep 2nd, 2021 | 40:45

Money Taboos Part I: Income, Savings & Debt – Oh, My!

In this episode of Making it Count we’re tackling money taboos and how to overcome them with the help of our financial experts, Karina Rodriguez, the…
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Aug 19th, 2021 | 34:50

The Science Behind a Good Credit Score

Welcome to the first episode of season three of Making It Count! In this episode, Cristina and Will dive into the world of credit with two special gue…
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Aug 5th, 2021 | 01:00

Introducing Season 3 of Making it Count, the Financial Education Podcast

We're back with season three of Making it Count, a podcast that provides practical financial advice for every stage of life – with a twist! Our hosts,…
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May 13th, 2021 | 39:29

Season 2 Finale: Ponzi, Pyramids & MLMs… Oh My!

Welcome to the season two finale of Making it Count! This episode our hosts are joined by the show’s executive producer, Lauren Buys, to hear all abou…
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Apr 29th, 2021 | 38:23

Money + Kids Part III: Teaching Kids Over 13 Financial Basics

From the basics of opening a bank account to learning the importance of saving from an early age, this week’s episode of Making it Count focuses on mo…
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Apr 15th, 2021 | 40:18

Money + Kids Part II: Teaching Kids Under 13 Financial Basics

Think kids under 13 can’t learn financial basics? Think again! In Part II of our Money + Kids mini series, Cristina and Will learn tips and tricks for…
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Mar 30th, 2021 | 34:04

Money + Kids Part I: Financial Considerations for Having Children

Starting a family is a huge, exciting life milestone. In Part I of our Money + Kids mini series, hosts Cristina and Will learn all the financial consi…
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Feb 25th, 2021 | 34:10

How to Start Your Career with the Best Foot Forward

Planning to start a new career can be an exciting yet stressful experience. Listen along to learn how to find a compatible career that works for you.…
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Feb 11th, 2021 | 44:39

Money + Love Part III: Achieving Post-Honeymoon Financial Bliss

Welcome to the third part of our Money + Love mini series where hosts Cristina and Will discuss achieving post-honeymoon financial bliss with three sp…
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Jan 28th, 2021 | 47:21

Money + Love Part II: Wedding Planning on a Budget

Who said planning a wedding had to be stressful? Tune into part two of our Money + Love mini series, where we explore how couples can save money while…
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Jan 7th, 2021 | 50:35

Money + Love Part I: Are We Financially Compatible?

Welcome back to Making it Count’s first episode of 2021 where our hosts uncover the secrets to dating bliss – at least financially speaking! On this p…
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Dec 23rd, 2020 | 28:41

Money + The Holidays Part III: Wrapping Up Your Finances at EOY

Year-end financial planning is a good way to get your financial house in order for the coming year. And with all the changes 2020 brought to our typic…
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Dec 4th, 2020 | 42:19

Real Talk: Why You Need an Estate Plan in 2021

Do you have an estate plan? Understand the basics of estate planning and how to start protecting your assets in 2021 by listening to the latest episod…
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Nov 19th, 2020 | 42:01

Money + The Holidays Part II: Playing the Credit Card Points Game

Who’s ready to play the credit card points game? Learn all about maximizing your reward points and cash back this holiday season from returning guest…
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Nov 5th, 2020 | 00:45

Introducing Season 2 of Making it Count, the Financial Education Podcast

We’re back with season two of Making it Count, the podcast that explores everyday financial topics to debunk common money myths. We’re your hosts – Cr…
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Nov 5th, 2020 | 38:58

Money + The Holidays Part I: Holiday Financial Preparation Tips

It’s officially here – the first episode of season two of your favorite money smarts podcast, Making it Count! This episode is all about ways to prepa…
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Sep 3rd, 2020 | 1:00:53

What Did We Learn this Season?

And that’s a wrap on season one of Making it Count! We’re sharing our favorite lessons learned and funny moments from the past nine episodes on the se…
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Aug 13th, 2020 | 28:54

A Crash Course on College Finances

From snagging scholarships and eating healthy on a budget to juggling a job, classes and still having a social life, we cover all things college on th…
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Jul 30th, 2020 | 31:28

Retirement Strategies When You’re Over 40

On this episode of Making it Count, hosts Cristina and Will explore retirement savings strategies for people over the age of 40. They are joined again…
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Jul 16th, 2020 | 40:03

Securing Your Next Set of Car Keys

On this episode of Making it Count, hosts Cristina and Will get the inside scoop on the car buying process from two lending experts at Addition Financ…
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Jul 3rd, 2020 | 48:42

Buying a Home for the First Time

On this episode of Making it Count, hosts Cristina and Will learn what it takes to become a homeowner from two local real estate experts: Eric Mieles…
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Jun 4th, 2020 | 28:54

Utilizing Your Paycheck Protection Program Loan

On this episode of Making it Count, hosts Cristina and Will take a deep dive into the Paycheck Protection Program with three special guests: Eduardo F…
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May 27th, 2020 | 35:42

A Look on the + Side of Life

On this episode of Making It Count, hosts Cristina and Will share their thoughts on what they've been doing to keep themselves mentally and physically…
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May 8th, 2020 | 34:19

Preventing ID Theft & Fraud During a Pandemic

On this episode of Making it Count, hosts Cristina and Will learn strategies to prevent identity theft and fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic with exp…
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Apr 17th, 2020 | 39:18

Handling Your Investments During a Bear Market

On this episode of Making it Count, hosts Cristina and Will talk with returning guests, John and Rob, to get advice on managing investments when the s…
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Mar 31st, 2020 | 31:28

Retirement Strategies When You’re Under 40

On this episode of Making it Count, hosts Cristina and Will explore retirement savings strategies for people under the age of 40. Helping them along t…
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Feb 26th, 2020 | 00:40

Introducing Making it Count, the Financial Education Podcast

Do you ever feel like you’re stumbling through your finances? Well, you're not alone. In fact, one in three families earning less than $100,000 per ye…
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