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Episode 269: How To Be A Money Making Mama | Alicia Sanchez | Mamas Dinero


Episode 269 features Alicia Sanchez of Mamas Dinero. We talk about how to be a money making mama! Listen now!

Episode 269: How To Be A Money Making Mama | Alicia Sanchez | Mamas Dinero

A budget doesn’t mean you’re broke!

Alicia Sanchez is the creator behind Mamas Dinero, a blog dedicated to empowering families to take control of their personal finances. She wholeheartedly believes that anyone can improve their financial life by budgeting, saving, paying down high-interest debt, and investing all while helping others!

Alicia started her personal finance journey with over $80k in debt, with a negative net worth, and her credit was negatively affected (thanks to piled-up medical bills). Over the past few years, she’s built a foundation of strategies for her and her family by doubling her income, which led to purchasing out of state investment properties to begin her real estate portfolio, plans to live bi-coastal internationally, and investing for the future and the future of her daughter.

She keeps it 100% real on her platforms. She still has a mortgage and some student loans but when you have a plan you get things done!

Alicia is an avid believer that you can continue to enjoy your life while pursuing financial independence and sharing that specialized knowledge is key (that’s why she features Papi’s Deals on her blog!)

Plus, be sure to check out her non-profit.

Alicia, the founder of Mama’s Dinero, shares her journey of financial transformation and empowerment. She emphasizes the importance of budgeting and understanding your financial situation before diving into investments. Alicia also highlights the significance of self-advocacy and asking questions when it comes to managing your dinero.

She discusses the various side hustles she pursued to increase her income and save. Her transition from a corporate job to starting her own business is a testament to the power of identifying skills and passions that can be monetized.

Episode 269 Takeaways:

  • Budgeting is crucial for understanding your financial situation and making informed decisions.
  • Self-advocacy is key when it comes to negotiating debts, interest rates, and other financial matters.
  • Exploring side hustles can provide additional income streams and help achieve financial goals.
  • Identifying skills and passions that can be monetized is essential for starting a successful business.
  • Continuous learning and adapting strategies are important for financial growth and wealth building.
  • Run the numbers and have a clear understanding of your budget and expenses.
  • Don’t be too prideful to take on other roles or part-time work while building your business.


  • 00:00 – Introduction and Background
  • 01:54 – Early Financial Lessons and Mistakes
  • 03:21 – The Turning Point: Taking Control of Finances
  • 07:01 – Budgeting and Self-Advocacy
  • 12:43 – Exploring Side Hustles and Income Generation
  • 16:04 – Transitioning from Corporate to Entrepreneurship
  • 20:44 – The Importance of Running the Numbers and Having a Clear Budget
  • 24:04 – Building a Real Estate Portfolio: Education and Market Research
  • 29:15 – The Power of Blogging: Generating Additional Income
  • 39:09 – Taking Control of Your Finances and Setting Up Your Children for Success

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Until next time, stay empowered, stay inspired & #staypoderosa✨💎

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