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August 2, 2021

Return to Work or Start a Business? [w/ Tori Dunlap]

Tori Dunlap

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Are you dreading the inevitable return to work this fall? Jennifer feels your pain.

She's enjoyed the flexibility of working from home as a parent but knows that is coming to an end soon. As a small business owner too, she's wondering if she should go for her business full-time or stick with her full-time career.

Career and money expert, Tori Dunlap, joins me to answer this difficult question that's challenging Jennifer and many other parents around our country.

Episode Overview

Tori Dunlap and I review the following:

  • How to decide if you should return to work or start a business
  • Tori's experience quitting her 9-to-5 to build her multi-six-figure business
  • Why changing your mind is okay

A lot of parents are struggling with the return to work decision right now. Check out our conversation today to get a good understanding of the pros and cons of starting a business and returning to work.


Guest Bio – Tori Dunlap

Tori Dunlap is a nationally recognized millennial money and career expert. After saving $100,000 at age 25, Tori quit her corporate job in marketing and founded Her First $100K to fight financial inequality by giving women actionable resources to better their money. She has helped over 800,000 women negotiate salary, pay off debt, build savings, and invest.

A Plutus award winner, her work has been featured on Good Morning America, the Today Show, the New York Times, TIME, PEOPLE, New York Magazine, Forbes, CNBC, and more. An honors graduate of the University of Portland, Tori currently lives in Seattle, where she enjoys eating fried chicken, going to barre classes, and attempting to naturally work John Mulaney bits into the conversation.

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Should Jennifer return to work? Or start her business full-time?  Do you like the advice from Tori Dunlap?

Please let us know in the comments below.

Andy Hill

Andy Hill, AFC® is the award-winning family finance coach behind Marriage Kids and Money - a platform dedicated to helping families build wealth and happiness. With millions of podcast downloads and video views, Andy’s message of family financial empowerment has resonated with listeners, readers and viewers across the world. When he's not "talking money", Andy enjoys being a Soccer Dad, singing karaoke with his wife and relaxing on his hammock.

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