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Today I’m excited to welcome Stefanie O’Connell to The Quarter Life Comeback podcast.

Stefanie O’Connell is a millennial money expert, speaker and author of The Broke and Beautiful Life.

Back in 2008, Stefanie graduated college with a degree in drama and boarded a plane to the Philippines as a cast member on the international tour of Cinderella the musical.

But upon returning home, she suddenly faced the reality of being a young, recently unemployed actress at the height of the financial crisis. She found herself stuck at the intersection of “starving artist” and “living the dream”.

Stefanie didn’t want to choose between pursuing a career that she loved and financial freedom, so she started learning about personal finance and sharing with others along the way.

Today, Stefanie is dedicated to helping young adults achieve financial greatness and uses her love of theatre and storytelling to teach to young audiences online, in media and all over the world how to leverage the powerful tools of personal finance and entrepreneurship to build a life on their terms.


“Money buys you options, and options are awesome” (Tweet this)

QLC 065: Master Your Money with Stefanie O'Connell | Bryan Teare


  • The difference between doing what you love vs. having a lifestyle you love
  • Is it possible to do what you love and make money?
  • The right time to follow your passion (and what to do first)
  • Smart tips for choosing a side gig
  • What we should be doing with our money in our twenties
  • Step 1 in becoming more financially secure
  • How to negotiate a raise at your 9-5 job


Finally, you can hang out with Stefanie on the various social media channels below:

Website | TwitterFacebook | Instagram | YouTubePinterest


If you enjoyed this episode, shoot me a tweet @BryanTeare and let me know your biggest takeaways. Feel free to share it around with your friends so they can benefit from the podcast as well.

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Thanks again for joining me on the show, Stefanie, and for sharing your story.

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Intro by Daniella Pellegrini | Music Credit: CharlestheFirst – Letting Go


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