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Money Confidential, a new podcast from Real Simple, explores the many aspects of money: making it, saving it, investing it, giving it, spending it and—sometimes, hardest of all—talking about it. Each week, Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez, a nationally recognized money expert, delves into your (confidential) money problems and delivers smart, practical, and completely doable solutions that will help you work toward your ultimate financial goals. She cuts through the confusion of investing beyond ...
 
In the South, talking about food is personal. It’s a way of sharing a part of your history, your family, your culture, and yourself. Each week, Sid Evans, Editor in Chief of Southern Living, will sit down with celebrity musicians to hear stories of how they grew up, what inspired them, and how they’ve been shaped by Southern culture. Sid will take us back to some of their most cherished memories and traditions, the family meals they still think about, and their favorite places to eat on the ...
 
Back for Season 2, We Are Family drills down into the beautifully unique, wonderfully diverse, often hilarious, and absolutely fascinating ways celebrity and public figure parents live their family lives. Through frank and candid conversations with host Julia Dennison, Editor of Parents.com, each episode will profile a different famous parent, discussing everything from how their upbringing shaped who they are, to their parenting philosophies and how they’ve built their own families. We’ll g ...
 
Allrecipes podcast, Homemade, celebrates good food, the people who make it, and the stories and traditions of beloved recipes. On the show, hosts Sabrina Medora (national food writer and hospitality industry insider) and Martie Duncan (author and Next Food Network Star finalist), talk to cooks of all stripes to reveal the memories and traditions behind their favorite foods.
 
Let’s Go Together, a new podcast from Travel + Leisure, features diverse voices sharing their unique travel experiences and inspiring others to explore the world. Each week host Kellee Edwards, award-winning travel expert, speaks to guests about inclusivity, including episodes that introduce an adventurer who climbed Machu Picchu in his wheelchair and the first documented black woman to visit every country in the world. Come back every Wednesday for a new episode!
 
Entertainment Weekly's Untold Stories podcast, hosted and produced by entertainment journalist Tre'vell Anderson, is a closer look at LGBTQ+ representation in Hollywood from both sides of the camera, Season 1 features conversations with some of our favorite LGBTQ+ entertainers about the queer legends, icons, and contemporaries who inspired their own work and art. Season 2: Beyond the Binary contributes to popular discourse about representation on and off screen through the lens of the nonbin ...
 
From Laura Brown and the Editors of InStyle comes a podcast dedicated to and inspired by the women who are consistently brave, kind and curious. The ones who empower other women and know how to get things done. Following the tone of InStyle, it’s not just celebs for celebs sake; it’s the ones who have something to say. It’s not just fashion for fashion’s sake; it’s about style and how to make it yours. In weekly interviews, Laura shares the mic with the changemakers and rulebreakers making w ...
 
That New Mom Life, a new podcast from Parents Magazine, is here to hold your hand through those first bleary-eyed, isolating months of parenthood, when you’re not even sure what day it is.Each week, co-hosts Grace Bastidas, Editor-in-Chief of Parents Latina, and Desiree Fortin, mom of triplets and a newborn, share the mic with leading experts and fellow parents as they talk sleep deprivation, body changes, making mom friends, and more. No topic is off-limits!For more information visit parent ...
 
In today's world being a talented interior designer isn't enough to ensure that you have a profitable and successful business. Design school curricula doesn't always equip you with the business skills to have your interior design business be everything you imagined it would be! A Well-Designed Business® is here to fill in the gaps and give you real live business skills from some of the top interior designers. Your host, LuAnn Nigara shares her 35 years of success in the interior design indus ...
 
When co-owners of a business can no longer get along, they need a divorce – a business divorce. The Business Divorce Roundtable presents lively conversations with top experts from a variety of fields – lawyers, judges, mediators, appraisers, accountants, and academicians – on the legal and practical issues including business valuation that business owners and their professional advisors need to know to navigate the turbulent waters of a business partnership breakup. The Business Divorce Roun ...
 
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Today With Meredith Huck: Welcome to A Well-Designed Business. Today I am joined with fellow Jersey girl Meredith Huck, Founder of House of Huck. Meredith and I were chatting on Instagram, and it ended up with one of those instances in which I saw value in her being a guest on the show. Meredith has successfully achieved a net amount of six figures…
 
Today With LuAnn Nigara: Welcome to A Well-Designed Business. Today is a solo show. I am sharing my thoughts on the biggest piece of business advice I have to offer from my long career as a business owner. There are so many things you need to learn to run a well-designed business. If you’re a longtime listener than you can probably name many of the…
 
When Julia’s marriage ended she did not expect to lose half of her savings. Now that she’s thinking about getting remarried, Julia wants to protect herself financially and is considering asking her partner for a prenuptial agreement. Host Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez sits down with Beatrice Leong, a divorce and family law attorney, to discuss what …
 
Today With Adam Urbanski: Welcome to A Well-Designed Business. Today is a Flashback Friday epsiode, where we revisit some of the most popular shows from our archives. I hope you enjoy Adam Urbanski's episode that originally aired as episode 280! Today's guest is Adam Urbanski, aka The Millionaire Marketing Mentor and he’s a real headliner in Online…
 
In this week’s episode, Sid Evans, Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living Magazine, talks to chef, author, actor, cinematographer, musician, and storyteller, Alton Brown. They discuss his childhood in North Georgia, his complicated relationship with Southern food, and his other life as a musician. Plus, Alton shares the greatest lessons he learned from…
 
Student loan debt can make you feel like you’re never going to get ahead, especially when your total student loan balance is hundreds of thousands of dollars - as it is for this weeks' listener. In this episode host, Stefanie O'Connell Rodriguez, interviews Melissa Jean-Baptiste, the founder of Millennial in Debt, about her journey of paying off $1…
 
Today on A Well-Designed Business: Today is a What Would Lu Do episode! Today we are going to talk about unleveling to new, different, bigger, and better projects. These are the projects that you want to do but currently are not doing because you don't have the experience yet. Let's talk about it! What’s new with LuAnn Nigara Power Talk Friday Tour…
 
In this week’s episode, Sid Evans, Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living Magazine, talks to guitar legend Derek Trucks about his experience touring with The Allman Brothers Band at a young age, forming the Tedeschi Trucks Band with his wife, Susan Tedeschi, and the lessons from his parents that helped him survive the music industry. Plus, Derek shares…
 
Today with Kelly Fridline: Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. For many of you, running a successful and profitable interior design firm is the ultimate goal. But sometimes, the goal might look different. Perhaps you’ve thought about coaching, course creation, or another avenue besides a traditional firm. There are many career paths in the industr…
 
Today With Nancy Ganzekaufer: Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. It’s Power Talk Friday and this show is sponsored by Nancy Ganzekaufer and her newest program Profit Insiders for Interior Designers. She is back to talk about the importance of analyzing your profitability. More specifically, Nancy is here to discuss the importance of knowing your …
 
In this week’s episode, Sid Evans, Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living Magazine, talks to Kane Brown about his Georgia roots and his family that consisted of a Harley riding Grandmother who was also a detective, the encouragement he received from fellow country artist Lauren Alaina in his youth, Alan Jackson’s influence on his music, and his work wi…
 
Today with Pamela Durkin: Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. Today with Pamela Durkin, author of Elevate and owner of Pamela Durkin Designs, we are discussing how to time block our tasks. Pamela is coughing up some great strategies on how we can set specific blocks of time for specific tasks that will help us, get this, “Get more done in one day …
 
Fertility treatments like IVF and IUI are expensive, and for most Americans, not covered by insurance. Not to mention, there are no guarantees, making it difficult to know how much these treatments will ultimately cost. This week on Money Confidential, we talk about how to pay for the fertility treatments you need and navigating a financial plan in…
 
Today with Lori Morris Welcome to A Well-Designed Business! Lori Morris, one of the most passionate and driven people LuAnn has ever come across, joins the show today to share what it takes to grow your business to the level of attracting luxury clients and delivering the level of service and design that they expect. Even as Lori’s business has gro…
 
Chapel Hart joins Sid Evans on the latest edition of Biscuits & Jam to talk about their upbringing in Poplarville Mississippi, their large family gatherings (their Grandma had 108 grandchildren), busking in New Orleans, and their album The Girls are Back in Town. Biscuits & Jam is produced by: Sid Evans - Editor-in-Chief, Southern Living Krissy Tig…
 
Today with Rydhima Brar: Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. Today, Rydhima Brar of R/terior Studio shares her story and her journey to design with us. From her childhood in Kuwait, to her corporate career in LA, to launching her own firm at the beginning of the pandemic, to amazing growth and press attention—Rydhima shares how her story, and how …
 
Real estate prices are insanely high, and now mortgage rates are also rising. Has first-time homeownership ever felt more out of reach? On this week’s episode, host Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez talks to Dr. Daryl Fairweather, chief economist at real estate brokerage Redfin, about what today’s housing market means for prospective buyers, plus whethe…
 
TODAY WITH MADELEINE MACRAE: Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. For today’s Power Talk Friday, I’m sitting down with long-time friend of the show and Power Talk Friday expert Madeleine MacRae. I often hear from listeners and designers who understand that the old adage, “You have to work on your business, not in your business,” is true if they wan…
 
In this week’s episode, Sid Evans, Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living Magazine, talks with legendary Bluegrass musician, Del McCoury, about his early days playing with Bill Monroe, the return of Delfest, and digging through boxes of demos to create his latest album, Almost Proud. Biscuits & Jam is produced by: Sid Evans - Editor-in-Chief, Southern …
 
Today with Deborah Main: Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. Today’s episode is a little bit different than the usual business acumen. We’re diving into Deborah Main’s story of how she became The Pillow Goddess. Deborah is the epitome of an inspirational story—of resiliency, of overcoming hardship, and chronic illness, and of art and creativity se…
 
This week we are going to hear from three past expert guests who know what it’s like to balance the needs of their children (like paying for college) with their own, sometimes competing, financial needs (like saving for retirement). Learn how these experts find balance while also educating their children about spending and saving money early on. If…
 
Today with Desi Creswell: Welcome to A Well Designed Business. If you’re anything like me, you have a neverending to-do list. There’s always something else to get done, another box to check, another urgent task to complete. But when we get bogged down in those tasks, it becomes impossible to work on the business. So how do we motivate ourselves to …
 
In this week’s episode, Sid Evans, Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living Magazine, talks to country music superstar Carly Pearce about her small town roots, performing at Dollywood in High School, the loss of her producer Busbee, her induction into the Grand Ole Opry, and more! Biscuits & Jam is produced by: Sid Evans - Editor-in-Chief, Southern Livin…
 
Today with Sonal Kotecha: Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. Today we have on Sonal Kotecha, founder of Rumah Interiors, a Dubai-based boutique interior design firm. Sonal and I were going back and forth on Instagram and she was telling me all of the lessons that she had learned from the show. As we were chatting, a light bulb went off and I knew…
 
Episode Summary: You want to travel, but you’re not sure if you can afford to - at least not without guilt or fear of jeopardizing your other financial goals. In this episode, host Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez speaks with founder of Pennywise Traveler, Angel Trinh, about practical ways to save on travel. And how to build your travel spending into y…
 
Today with Vita Vygovska Welcome to A Well-Designed Business! Today is Window Treatment Friday, and we are debuting part 3 of our Pricing Window Treatment Series. Vita is back with some great tools that she has learned to use when pricing a window treatment to a consumer. Today, we are covering profit, and what designers can expect when selling win…
 
On the debut episode of Season 3 of Biscuits & Jam Summer Tour, Sid Evans, Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living Magazine, talks to Johnson City, Tennessee based guitarist, singer and songwriter, Amythyst Kiah about studying Bluegrass, Old Time and Country at East Tennessee State University, her work with Our Native Daughters, her father’s support, th…
 
Today with Rick Campos: Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. Today I am joined by Interior Designer and fellow podcaster Rick Campos of Design Biz Survival Guide. I had the absolute honor of turning the tables on Rick and putting him in the hot seat for his 4 year anniversary episode. I am delighted to share this with you today and thank you again …
 
It’s frustrating when you’re not getting what you want out of your career, whether it’s money, meaning, or in the case of this week's listener, both. So what do you do next? Give up the security of a steady paycheck to pursue your passions? Or stick it out and hope that someday you’ll make more money -- and if that’s a possibility, what can you do …
 
Today with Corinne Bentzen and Melanie Kaplan: Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. On today’s sponsored show, I’m sitting down with Corinne Bentzen and Melanie Kaplan from The Company Store. We’re talking about the importance of staying on color trends, seasonal rotations of products, how the brand stays dedicated to premium quality, and their com…
 
Today on A Well-Designed Business: Today is a What Would Lu Do episode! Have you ever had a project where you felt undervalued and taken advantage of? A situation where someone else was taking credit for your work? What about mixing work and family? These factors create a spiderweb of entanglements and equal a ticking time bomb of emotions and feel…
 
Money Confidential from Real Simple is back with your real money stories, struggles, and secrets. When it comes to finances, we know it’s not just about the money, it’s about what the money means for you. Each week, host Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez talks to a listener about their money problems, and gets real answers from financial experts.⁠ Becau…
 
Today with Michelle Feeney: Welcome to A Well Designed Business. On this Power Talk Friday I am talking to Michelle Feeney, founder of Floral Street. Floral Street is a modern British fragrance that is both sustainable and eco-friendly. You’re probably wondering why I had Michelle on. Well despite her not being in interior design ,Michelle has prov…
 
In this week’s episode, Sid Evans, Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living Magazine, talks to the legendary Amy Grant about the 30th anniversary of her crossover hit album Heart In Motion, life on her Tennessee farm, her life-long connection to faith and her recent induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Learn more about your ad choices. …
 
Today with Tiffany Cassidy: Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. Today I am joined by Tiffany Cassidy, co-founder and principal designer of Lagnappe Custom Interiors. Tiffany and I discuss the fear some have about niching down your business and how Tiffany powered through her own fear. Every guest that has been on the show that has chosen a niche h…
 
This episode features an interview with Professor Meredith Miller of the Touro Law Center on her recently published article in the Indiana Law Review entitled Challenging Gender Discrimination in Closely Held Firms: The Hope and Hazard of Corporate Oppression Doctrine, in which she explores the possibilities and limits of using minority shareholder…
 
Today with Leah Neaderthal: Welcome to A Well Designed Business. As you probably know, I am as extroverted as they come—a trait which I believe plays into my sales success. But extroversion isn’t necessary to be a good salesperson. In fact, my guest today, Leah Neaderthal, would say that introverts possess several qualities that make them natural s…
 
Today with Kate Lester: Welcome to A Well Designed Business. On today’s sponsored show with Kate Lester Interiors, we’re taking a look at the Harman collection—a line of beautiful vintage reproduction rugs, inspired by Kate’s travels and passions. In collaboration with Jaipur Living, Kate launched the Harman collection to bring the beauty of one-of…
 
Today with Monica Froese: Welcome to A Well Designed Business. Over the last few years, more and more designers have started finding ways to build passive income streams into their businesses, through e-design options, curated shoppable lists, and more. Today, we’re talking more about this idea—how you can create digital products to help solve prob…
 
Bruce Herbert and Jim McRitchie discuss the growth in responsible investment and changing grassroots investor perspectives, vote-counting in corporate America, and working with celebrity presenters for virtual shareholder meetings. Bruce Herbert is Founder and CEO of Newground Social Investment. NSI is well-known for its ESG-SRI money management, w…
 
Today with Lesley Myrick: Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. E-design has certainly grown in popularity in recent years. My guest today, Lesley Myrick has gone that route as well. But she missed the connection aspect of creating designs specifically for clients. So she forged her own service, the Design Master Plan, that offers a high-level custo…
 
More than half of Americans say they are living paycheck to paycheck -- including this weeks’ listener, a 39-year-old college professor who, despite having a high income, is struggling to stick to a budget. For help, Stefanie interviews Alison Baggerly, the founder of Inspired Budget, about the practical financial and emotional strategies our liste…
 
Today with Connie Vanderzand: Welcome to A Well Designed Business. Today I am talking with Connie Vanderzanden, who has developed the Going Beyond Revenue Cash Handling System. This interview is not only with a professional financial coach whose superpower is money, but it’s with someone who has financially hit rock bottom herself in her previous b…
 
Today on A Well-Designed Business: Today is a What Would Lu Do episode! Today's question comes to us from a designer in a tough situation between a builder and a homeowner. Tune in to hear the designer's story and how I would handle the situation if I was in their shoes. What’s new with LuAnn Nigara Exciting Windows! Build a Better Business Registr…
 
David Webber and Jim McRitchie discuss David's book The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor's Last Best Weapon and how to align trillions of dollars in worker pension and retirement assets with the best interests of its beneficiaries. David H. Webber is a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Intellectual Life at Boston University Sc…
 
Budgeting isn’t a fun concept--it fact, for many of us, it’s incredibly off-putting. We tend to associate budgeting with denying ourselves of everything we enjoy. This week, however, you’ll hear from three previous guests who offer a fresh perspective on budgeting as a way to afford what you really want, without feeling deprived at all. Tune in, an…
 
Today With Terri Taylor: Welcome to A Well-Designed Business, it’s Power Talk Friday! Today’s Power Talk Friday is sponsored by Interior Design Business Academy and specifically, Terri's The Real Deal workshop. More about The Real Deal: Get PAID What You Are Worth The industry’s premier event for serious interior designers who want to bring consist…
 
Today with Laura Martin Bovard: Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. Today we’re talking with Laura Martin Bovard, founder of LMD Interiors and Divine Hustler. After realizing how easily triggered she would get from certain employee types or certain things that happen in business, Laura decided to train herself to work from soul, rather than ego, w…
 
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