There are a lot of parents out there who would love to spend more time with their children, but they are stuck at the office all day. By the time they fight through traffic and get home, they're exhausted.
On the opposite end of that coin, there are a lot of stay at home parents that really want to make a solid income to help their families thrive.
My guest today has found a way to do both.
Cat Alford is not only a young mother to twins, but she runs a successful media company from the comfort of her home. In 2017, she surpassed $100,000 in her business for the first time.
What are we covering today?
Cat and I chat about:
- How she got started in her business
- The difficulties she faced on her path to success and how she overcame them
- Why being a mother and the bread winner is difficult, but so worth it
It took some time for Cat to get to this six-figure milestone moment in her life, but her resilience and drive was relentless. I'm sure Cat's “anything is possible” spirit will inspire you to do the impossible today.
**By the way, this interview is a little different from others. I had the pleasure of having Cat and her family over to the Hill House as we’re both metro Detroiters. We had some pizza, afternoon cocktails and the kids ran around the house like crazy people while we were recording (thank you to Nicole and Jonathan for watching the kids during our interview)!
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About Our Guest: Cat Alford
Catherine Alford is the go to family finance expert for educated, aspirational moms who want to take on a more active financial role in their families.
Named the Best Contributor/Freelancer for Personal Finance in 2014, her writing and expertise have been featured in dozens of notable publications like Yahoo Finance, U.S. News and World Report, Real Simple, The Huffington Post, Kiplinger, Investopedia, Business Insider and many more. She has been interviewed on Good Morning America, Huffington Post Live, and numerous podcasts.
As an entrepreneur and the mother to boy/girl twin toddlers, she lives the messages she teaches each and every day.
Money Master of the Week
Congratulations to Jason from Raleigh, NC who has developed an incredible tradition for his family. He's dubbed it the Financial State of our Union – this is an annual get together with his wife where they discuss their finances and their goals for the future.
Through this meeting, Jason and his wife will make plans for a new home, review their retirement savings and prepare for a new baby in their lives.
This meeting is what it's all about my friends – family first!
Jason from Raleigh is our Money Master of the Week!
You can learn more about Jason and his wealth building traditions at The Wealth Hound.
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This is a motivate story. There’s nothing like working from home when you’re doing the right thing that will earn you money
Absolutely! Cat is an inspiring woman!
Great to hear Catherine’s inspiring story. And the fact her 60-70% income came from freelance writing is amazing.
Thanks for sharing!
I’m glad you appreciated her story Adithya! Cat is the epitome of hard work and family dedication.