Skip to content
GUEST interview promo template

Episode 354: How to Create Different Streams of Income and Why Budgeting Will Never Make Us Rich w/Natali Morris


We’re all told we should save more and spend less. Budgeting is certainly important, but does it build wealth? Why should we take a close look at our assets and liabilities instead? How can we put our money in investments that generate income instead of just paying off loans?

In this episode, Natali Morris shares how to build wealth by adding more performing assets to our lives.

For most people, their only performing asset is their body. -Natali Morris


3 Things We Learned From This Episode

Budgeting doesn’t build wealth (10:35-11:22)

Saving money keeps us afloat, but it doesn’t bring financial freedom. Instead of budgeting intensely and trying to save each penny, we should look into what we can do to grow our income.


Avoid throwing your income at liabilities (25:50-27:00)

Most of our income goes towards our liabilities to pay for assets that don’t generate any income. Instead of throwing money at assets that don’t generate money, we need to look into ways to increase the number of assets we have. Most of us have one asset: our labor.


Identify your limiting beliefs (27:49-30:06)

Every journey should begin with identifying limiting beliefs about how much income we can generate. Otherwise, we’ll end up repeating the same financial patterns. We also have to come up with a freedom number. How much money do we have to make in order to leave our day job?


Guest Bio

Natalie Morris is a broadcaster, writer, the anchor of Code Forward on MSNBC, and a contributor for CNBC.

Her specialties are business, technology, and personal finance, and her mission is to share with others how they can generate income, invest, and build wealth.

Her writing was published in Consumer Reports, WIRED, Variety Magazine, MarketWatch, TechCrunch, The San Francisco Examiner, PC Magazine, ELLEgirl, and many others

You can find her book How To Pay Off Your Mortgage In 5 Years here.

Listen + subscribe on iTunes // Stitcher

Referenced in the Show

Want help figuring out your next steps in business? Schedule a free 15 minute Fitting Call Now!   (limited spots available)

Show Sponsor

RXBAR is a whole food protein bar. What does that mean? Our bars are made with real, whole ingredients.  We couldn’t find a bar out there that wasn’t full of artificial ingredients, fillers, preservatives and just general B.S. That’s why we set out to create a bar with a few simple, clean ingredients where each ingredient serves a purpose. RXBAR is offering you an exclusive pack of 6 Adult bars and 4 Kid bars so the whole family is able to enjoy! For 25% off your first order, visit and enter promo code: BOSSMOM at checkout.

Connect With Us

We love hearing from you!

If you’ve got a question about today’s episode or want to leave us some inbox love, you can email us at Or, you can always find Dana hanging out in her happy place, the Boss Mom Facebook Community. 

We would also LOVE it if you’d leave a podcast rating or review for us on iTunes! We know it can be kind of tricky to figure out, so here are a few step-by-step instructions on how to leave an iTunes rating or review for a podcast from your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Launch Apple’s Podcast app.
  2. Tap the Search tab.
  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review.
  4. Tap the blue Search key at the bottom right.
  5. Tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. Tap the Reviews tab.
  7. Tap Write a Review at the bottom.
  8. Enter your iTunes password to login.
  9. Tap the Stars to leave a rating.
  10. Enter title text and content to leave a review.
  11. Tap Send.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

WP Feedback

Dive straight into the feedback!
Login below and you can start commenting using your own user instantly