On this week’s episode, Mary and Rachael had the privilege to sit down with Accredited Financial Counselor®, Kumiko Love, more widely known as The Budget Mom. Kumiko is as authentic as they come. She openly shares her own money story, what led her to start The Budget Mom, and what she’s learned along the way. We dig into imposter syndrome, the power of community, the importance of niching down (spoiler alert: one person can’t help everyone), and setting boundaries.
Miko offers excellent insights on grassroots marketing and reminds us that the secret to building a thriving business is to lead with your values. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or simply someone who is passionate about helping people with their money to improve their lives, this conversation is one you don’t want to miss.
1:26 Kumiko’s money story
6:04 How she used her journey to help others
11:30 Kumiko’s big Aha! moment
15:26 When Kumiko decided to get the AFC®
20:23 Her tips for starting your own community
25:51 How she finds balance
32:56 Miko’s final 2 cents