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HerMoney Podcast: Your Skill Set Is Your Most Important Investment (Episode 120)

Jean Chatzky  |  August 1, 2018

When it comes to saving, investing and all things financial independence, Stella & Dot CEO and founder Jessica Herrin walks the talk. She speaks to the importance of saving and investing, but she and Jean Chatzky agree that your most important investment is the one you make in your skill set — especially if you're in the gig economy.

When it comes to saving, investing and all things financial independence, Stella & Dot CEO and founder Jessica Herrin walks the talk. With the idea that 9-to-5 doesn’t work for everybody, Herrin set out to reinvent what flexible income — and home business opportunities — look like for the modern woman. She speaks to the importance of saving and investing, but she and I agree that your most important investment is the one you make in your skill set — especially if you’re in the gig economy. In Mailbag, the pros and cons of using your savings to learn a new skill and checking your credit report and score for free. And speaking of credit scores … our friend Michelle Singletary (also a future guest) has a perfect one. We share how she achieved the 850 mark.

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