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Podcast 111: The Money Coach, Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, also known as The Money Coach. Lynnette discusses many topics including how to set financial boundaries with friends and family, written and unwritten rules about credit and also tips on how to teach children the value of money.

Consumerism Commentary Podcast #111
The Money Coach, Lynnette Khalfani-Cox: S05E07 / 135


Table of contents

[00:00] Introduction from Tom Dziubek
[00:34] Interview with Lynnette Khalfani-Cox
[00:48] Financial boundaries with friends and family
[02:09] How less assertive people can establish boundaries
[07:49] The three basic rules of credit
[10:40] The five unwritten rules of credit
[11:25] 1. You must play by their rules to win
[11:47] 2. The playing field is more level than you think
[12:30] 3. Every transaction counts
[15:04] 4. The credit industry prefers to work without you
[19:56] 5. The rules always change
[20:14] Tips for people who are in a lot of debt
[24:08] Making children aware of the value of money
[26:00] Offering money choices to kids
[28:07] How money choices for kids can be fun
[33:01] End

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Updated April 12, 2016 and originally published June 5, 2011.

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avatar 1 wylerassociate

this was a good podcast interview. I especially liked when lynette discussed the basic & unwritten rules of credit as well as offering tips on making kids aware of money when they are very young.

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avatar 2 Anonymous

She’s so right about credit disputes, no matter HOW much evidence and proof you send to the credit bureaus, they do not “evaluate” your dispute other then to determine what 3 digit code to reduce your dispute to. In other words the data furnisher will only receive, for example “032” for your entire dispute. The system is broken, and someone has to fight to fix this.

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