Moving Past Financial Failures, with Lauryn Williams

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Worth Knowing/Moving Past Financial Failures, with Lauryn Williams

Moving Past Financial Failures, with Lauryn Williams


In this episode of the Worth Listening podcast host Lauryn Williams continues sharing her own personal money memoir and she’s diving into a topic that most people like to avoid—financial failures.

You may think that as a Certified Financial Planner her financial history is full of one success after another, but financial planners are real people too, that have real financial pasts. Before her career working with money, she was a professional track athlete which came with plenty of financial challenges that a lot of people didn’t understand. From trying to learn how to handle her finances as an athlete and set herself up for life after sports, she developed a passion for helping other athletes and young professionals. One of her goals is to help others avoid the financial mistakes that she made in her past.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What it was like transitioning to life as a professional athlete when she was still in college.
  • ​The things that her classes as a financial major didn’t teach her that she needed to know in order to handle her everyday finances.
  • ​The bad experiences that she had with financial advisors throughout her athletic career.
  • ​Several of her biggest financial mistakes involving life insurance, buying a home, and making investments.
  • ​What you should look for when choosing a financial planner to work with.
  • ​The importance of knowing when it’s time to cut your losses and move on.
  • ​4 ways to help you recover from financial failure.

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Lauryn Williams

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