BABL 059: Make Better Financial Choices with Natalie Bacon The Finance Girl

Imagine being handed your diploma from Law School, eager to challenge the very fabric on legal society, landing a prestigious job with a corporate firm… then realizing that you’ll have to be chained to your desk for the rest of forever to pay off your student loans.

Natalie Bacon found herself in this situation — $206,000 in student loans and a career in law that wasn’t especially rewarding or fulfilling. Her response to the situation: she began to pursue what lit her up and got into fee based financial planning.

The result has been a successful blog at, and a growing number of followers who do almost exactly what Natalie suggests they do online. I uncover on the show that she’s a Delayed Gratification Expert (a status I’m going to trademark), and her ability to make, manage and direct money has her student loan balance down to the $124,000 mark in a very short amount of time.

Natalie shares on the show how to side hustle your way to lower debt, how to face your student loans and tackle them head on, and what never to say to her if you’re looking to date her. (Here’s a hint – financial miscreants need not apply.) 🙂

I loved interviewing this sharp shooting attorney turned financial pro, and you will enjoy the listen!

Books Natalie Recommends:

15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell

I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi

Secrets of The Millionaire Mind by T.Harv Eker

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  • Natalie rocks! I love her story. It would have been so easy to stay “stuck” in the high paying job and pay off the debt, but she realized there was a better and more fun way. Isn’t that what it’s all about? #HaveFun

  • Thanks! DebtFreeGuys. She killed it on the interview and I love the content on her website. Easy isn’t always better.