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Do you have a goal or a dream that you've

been putting on hold?

Do you feel uninspired in your day-to-day life, like you're just going through the motions? 

Do you want to break this cycle but you're not sure where to begin? 

If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, I've been there too and I want to help!  On the "Starting Today" podcast, I'm interviewing movers and shakers who are out there making their dreams come true in service of showing you that you can do it too!  These aren't a bunch of billionaires and nepo babies, they're regular people who started at the very beginning just like you.  So, whether you're looking to pick up a new hobby, make a lifestyle change, start a business, or anything in between, I'm here to say you can do it, and

you can start TODAY!




Next Episode: May 15
Jake S. Nelson, also known as Jakey Jakes, is a Twin Cities-based actor/performer
and singer/songwriter. He is passionate about bringing light to our world
through art, specifically his original
music. Jake recently released his
debut EP Sandbox: a warm, smooth,
and uplifting collection of songs with
    a unique authenticity at its lyrical core. 


First of all, THANK YOU for listening!
Second of all, please rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or whatever platform you prefer.  When you do, it helps others find the show and it keeps me going strong!
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Okay besties, here's the real deal.  I'm so glad to be able to offer Starting Today to you as a free source of inspiration.  BUT, while it's free to you, it does take some financial investment from me!  To offset some of those costs, I've compiled a list below of some services and products that I genuinely love and use.  If you use my referral links, you get a discount, and I get a small referral reward or cash off my next order, it's a win-win!

Please note, I am not actually employed by these companies, I'm just a regular customer like you.  These recommendations are based on my own personal experience with the products.  If you are dissatisfied with a product, please contact the company directly.  Happy Shopping!

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What is SoFi? SoFi is an online bank that works just like any other bank! As a customer, you'll be able to open checking and savings accounts, apply for credit cards and loans, pretty much anything you'd be able to do at a regular bank.
Why do I love it? SoFi offers a High Yield Savings Account with an APY of 4.6%!  For reference, the average APY for a savings account is .57%.  Not sure what an APY is?  Basically, it's how much your savings appreciates in a year.  If you put $1000 in a typical savings account, after one year you will have earned about $5.70 in interest.  If you put that same $1000 in the SoFi High Yield Savings Account, you will have earned approximately $46!  That's more than 8x what you would have made in a standard account!  SoFi also offers referral bonuses and a bunch of other perks to their members.  You should always make sure to do your research before switching banks or opening new accounts, but if you decide SoFi is the online bank for you, please sign up using my referral link and we'll both get a little bit of extra cash deposited into our accounts!
*Please note, in order to receive the 4.6% interest rate, you must have direct deposit set up with SoFi.  If you do not get paid via direct deposit, I'd recommend looking for another HYSA without that requirement!
What is Rakuten? Rakuten is a company that gives you cash back when you shop at certain online stores.  Companies give Rakuten a commission for sending them business and Rakuten shares that commission with you in the form of cash back!
Why do I love it? I love Rakuten because I use it to get cash back on things that I was going to buy anyway!  Every time I'm looking to buy something online, I check the Rakuten app before I pay to see if they have an offer for that store and if they do, I apply it and get cash back!  And it's not just niche little shops, Rakuten has major retailers like Target, Macy's, Bed Bath and Beyond, Sam's Club, and many more so odds are that you could be saving money by using this app for your regular shopping!  When you sign up with my referral link, you will get an extra 10% cash back for a limited time!
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What is Factor?  Factor is a meal delivery service.  They deliver fully prepared meals to your doorstep every week that can be heated in the microwave in just two minutes!
Why do I love it? I love Factor because it makes my life so much easier and less complicated.  I genuinely enjoy cooking and I still do cook, but it's so nice for my husband and I to both have fully prepared meals that are delicious, healthy, and filling that we can just pop in the microwave when we're busy!  They offer plans for those following a vegetarian or vegan diet as well!  The one thing they do not offer is Gluten Free meals so I hope they are able to change that in the future.  If you want to give Factor a try, please use my referral link for $150 off over your first 6 boxes!

What is Book of the Month?  Book of the Month is a monthly subscription service.  Every month, you get to choose between 6 books curated by the Book of the Month staff.  If you don't like that month's picks, you can either choose a "Member Pick" or skip the month!


Why do I love it?  I am an avid reader, I read literally every single night before I go to sleep!  I'm also a mood reader so having my own little personal library to choose from when I'm ready to pick a new book is just so fun!  I look forward to picking out my book every single month and I get so excited to see that little blue box on my doorstep.  If you're a bookworm like me and want to give Book of the Month a try, please use my referral link to sign up!

What is RituaL?  Ritual is a vegan daily multivitamin.  They have options for teens, women, men, and they offer a prenatal vitamin as well.  They also offer additional supplements you can add to your daily vitamin to fit your health goals and needs.

Why do I love it? I love Ritual because they offer so many options to meet my health goals and are also very transparent about their processes.  They use fully traceable vegan ingredients, have high sustainability standards, and are a certified B-Corp.  They elaborate on all of this on their website so give it a read!  Another thing I love is that the capsules have a slightly minty taste to them so I can take them at night after I brush my teeth and they don't leave a gross taste in my mouth!  There is also a citrus option if mint isn't your jam.  Use my referral link for $15 off your first order!

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What is ThredUp?  ThredUp is an online consignment and thrift store.  The app is used to buy and sell secondhand clothes.  You can find deals up to 90% off retail prices on ThredUp.

Why do I love it?  I love shopping secondhand because I know it is a better solution for the planet AND my wallet but I sometimes find thrift stores overwhelming.  I always struggle to find the pieces I'm looking for.  On ThredUp, I'm able to filter search results by type of clothing, size, condition, and many more criteria which makes it so much easier to find the  perfect piece!  Use my referral link for 45% off plus free shipping on your first order!

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