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HerMoney with Jean Chatzky

English, Finance, 1 season, 488 episodes, 6 days, 6 hours, 47 minutes
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Anyone who tells you women don’t need financial advice specifically for them is wrong. Women, whether they’re the caretakers, the breadwinners, or both, face a unique set of financial challenges. That’s where Her Money comes in. In her frank, often funny, but always compassionate way, Jean Chatzky takes every audience of women through the steps they need to take today to live comfortably (and worry-free) tomorrow, offering the latest research, expert tips and personal advice.
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Make the Mundane Meaningful With Mike Norton

Think, for a second, about all of the things you do before you head to the gym or go out for a run. Do you wear special running shoes? How do you tie them? Do you give yourself a pep talk on days when you’re just not feeling it? Is there a certain playlist you always listen to?  Dr. Mike Norton, author of: “The Ritual Effect: From Habit to Ritual, Harness The Surprising Power of Everyday Actions,” says while working out at a certain time of day may be a habit, all of these little things we do to get ready are rituals, and paying more attention to them can transform our lives (financially or otherwise). Takeaways: The connection between rituals and financial habits. The difference between a ritual and a habit, with rituals adding emotion and meaning to actions. How to avoid taking ritualistic behavior too far. Insights on how rituals can help high performers manage stress. How to introduce rituals into the workplace without seeming forced or silly. Chapters: 00:00:00: Introduction and News Segment 00:05:43: Interview with Michael Norton Begins 00:07:38: Connection Between Financial Habits and Rituals 00:10:16: The Emotional Aspect of Rituals vs. Habits 00:12:13: Defining Rituals and Their Impact 00:13:45: When Rituals Become Excessive 00:18:06: Rituals of High Performers 00:19:54: Using Rituals to Prepare for Stressful Situations 00:22:41: Workplace Rituals and Meaningful Work 00:25:24: Where to Take the Ritual Quiz and Find More Information Join the HerMoney community! For the latest episode drops and financial news-you-can-use, subscribe to our newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/202427 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 418: The Menopause Brain with Dr. Lisa Mosconi

Money touches everything in our lives — including our health. And women know there’s one topic that has long been ignored in American society, to the detriment of millions of women: menopause.  It’s a big deal. By 2030, 1 billion women worldwide will have entered (or will be about to enter) menopause and on average, medical costs for menopausal women ages 45 to 54 are 47% higher than they are for women of the same age who don’t exhibit menopause symptoms. Dr. Lisa Mosconi discusses her new book: “The Menopause Brain,” and explains how the transition impacts our brains and our lives.  In Mailbag, HerMoney Editor-in-Chief Kathryn Tuggle is back to answer some down-to-the-wire tax time questions: A listener asks how she should prioritize paying the IRS vs. a credit card bill, and we hear from someone who’s having trouble getting a W2 for her daughter’s summer job. In our news of the week, why we still feel so bad about the economy and how stars mentioning a brand can move the needle on Wall Street.  Takeaways: Menopause is a neuroendocrine transition state that impacts the brain as much as it does the ovaries. Neurological symptoms during menopause, such as hot flashes and memory lapses, are a result of the brain's response to hormonal changes. Finding the right healthcare provider who is knowledgeable about menopause is crucial for receiving appropriate care. Workplaces should implement changes to support women going through menopause, such as flexible schedules and a culture of understanding and inclusiveness. Menopause can be a time of personal growth and new beginnings, and women should prioritize self-care and mental well-being during this stage of life. Chapters: 00:00:00: Introduction and News of the Week 00:06:24: What is Menopause, Really? 00:08:25: Neurological Symptoms of Menopause 00:13:50: The Reshaping and Rewiring of the Brain During Menopause 00:18:36: Life Contentment and Menopause 00:20:22: Financial Costs of Menopause 00:25:57: Navigating Menopause in the Workplace 00:28:36: Second Adulthood and "Menno-Start" 00:31:31: Mailbag Segment Begins 00:35:15: Discussion on Tax Debt vs. Credit Card Debt 00:39:12: Filing Taxes Without a W-2 and Roth IRA Concerns Join the HerMoney community! For the latest episode drops and financial news-you-can-use, subscribe to our newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/202446 minutes
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Budgeting For Your Closet

How much of your money do you spend on the clothes in your closet? Now what about your time? In other words, how much time do you spend staring into the abyss of your wardrobe? One study says that over the course of her lifetime, a woman will spend a full year in front of her closet from age 16 to 60, just deciding what to wear. And this doesn’t include all of the other time we’re supposed to spend making our closets more manageable and our wardrobes more streamlined.  Kim France says it’s time to ditch ALL the rules, and start organizing our closets with more intention. She explains how we can prioritize the fashion rules that work for us, so we can stop staring into a full closet feeling like we have nothing to wear.  Join the HerMoney community! For the latest episode drops and financial news-you-can-use, subscribe to our newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Takeaways: Learn how to curate a wardrobe that resonates with who you are, not just what's in vogue. Discover why Kim challenges the conventional wisdom of wardrobe purging. Comfort is king in Kim's fashion rulebook. She shares how prioritizing comfort can lead to a more authentic and enjoyable dressing experience, and why it's okay to let go of those "excitement pieces" that don't feel right anymore. Chapters: 00:00:00: News you can use 00:06:33: Kim France's Entry into Fashion and Philosophy on Getting Dressed 00:08:12: The Evolution of Kim's Fashion Philosophy 00:09:23: Evaluating Worthwhile Clothing Investments 00:14:05: The Process and Goal of Editing Your Closet 00:22:31: The Importance of Comfort in Fashion Choices 00:24:03: Kim France's Future Ambitions and Lifestyle Goals The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/202429 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 417: The Allure and Illusion of MLMs with Jane Marie

Have you ever gotten a message on Facebook that looks something like this? “HEY GIRL, I HAVEN’T SEEN YOU IN A WHILE, YOU LOOK AMAAAAZING. DO YOU WANT TO LOOK EVEN BETTER AT YOUR NEXT EVENT? BUY MY MASCARA AND I’LL THROW IN A FREE GIFT. BUT HURRY, SALE ENDS AT MIDNIGHT.” Yeah…those messages.  While it may be easy to brush these off, roll our eyes, and hit delete, a surprising number of women in America are caught up in these businesses, known as multi-level marketing schemes. In today's episode, Jean Chatzky talks to Jane Marie, author of Selling the Dream: The Billion Dollar Industry Bankrupting Americans about why MLMs target women specifically, the signs to look out for to know if you’re being targeted by one, and what to do next if you’ve already lost money. In Mailbag, a listener asks how to find the best low-cost brokerage account and we do the math on whether ‘becoming a millionaire by retirement’ is feasible for everyone. In our news of the week, we talk about Donald Trump’s new stock, the end of swipe fees on Visa and Mastercard, and the passing of behavioral economist Daniel Kahneman. Takeaways: MLMs often target women, offering them the opportunity to work on their own schedule and make money from home. However, the vast majority of participants in MLMs make little to no money and end up losing money. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is responsible for regulating MLMs, but their resources are limited, and MLMs often fly under their radar. It is important for individuals to report their negative experiences with MLMs to the FTC. MLMs continue to evolve and adapt, with new schemes constantly emerging. It is crucial for individuals to be vigilant and skeptical of any business opportunity that involves recruiting others and promises easy money. Chapters: 00:00:00: Introduction to the podcast and the topic of MLMs  00:10:03: Introduction of guest Jane Marie  00:15:23: The nature of MLMs today 00:18:49: The appeal of MLMs to individuals  00:21:17: The cycle of investment and loss in MLMs  00:23:59: The reality of income in MLMs  00:25:49: Why MLMs target women  00:30:51: The role of the FTC in regulating MLMs  00:32:51: Current trends and "flavors of the month" in MLMs  00:34:37: Jane Marie's hopes for the impact of her book "Selling the Dream" 00:37:13: Mailbag  Join us! Snag all the latest episodes, savvy budgeting tips, investing advice and even giveaways via the HerMoney Newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/202453 minutes, 11 seconds
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Mailbag: How to get out of a bad property investment and manage your finances after a raise.

In this special Mailbag edition, listener Anya seeks advice on a real estate investment dilemma. She and her partner have invested in pre-construction property, but the property value has fallen, leaving them with a significant shortfall. We also hear from Christa, who recently got a new job and a big raise (go Christa)! She’s wondering how to best invest the extra money she’s getting every paycheck. In our news of the week, the consequences of paying over the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for a car and why the price growth of the housing market has stabilized to pre-COVID levels.  Join the HerMoney community! For the latest episode drops and financial news-you-can-use, subscribe to our newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/202437 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 416: Get What You Want With Charles Duhigg

Think about the conversations you have every day. There are the ones you have with your friends over coffee to catch up on life, the ones you have with a family member while walking the dog, and countless others throughout your week. While it may not seem like it, every conversation (yes, even the mundane ones!) is a negotiation, and once we have the skills to know which type of conversation we’re in, we can use every single conversation to better connect with those around us.  That’s what Charles Duhigg argues in his new book “Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection.” He shares the difference between the three different types of conversation, and why knowing which one we’re engaged in can make all the difference.  In Mailbag, a listener asks about the red flags to look out for when choosing a high-interest savings account, and we hear from a retiree who’s wondering if they’re paying too much for private insurance. In our news of the week, we talk about what the Federal Reserve meeting last week means for your money. Additionally, we explore Unilever's decision to sell Ben & Jerry's, and how some families are handling the rising costs of storing frozen embryos. Takeaways: Every conversation is a negotiation, and understanding the different types of conversations can help improve communication. Asking questions and using techniques like looping for understanding can enhance connection and understanding in conversations. Acknowledging and embracing differences, including gender, can lead to more effective communication. Investing in relationships and conversations is crucial for long-term happiness and success. Chapters 00:00 News You Can Use 05:04 Different Types of Conversations 08:16 Neural Entrainment and Connection 12:34 Asking Questions and Looping for Understanding 30:02 Vulnerability and Gender in Communication 35:58 The Importance of Relationships and Conversations 36:48 Mailbag Join us! Snag all the latest episodes, savvy budgeting tips, investing advice and even giveaways via the HerMoney Newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/202453 minutes, 19 seconds
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Mailbag: I love my nonprofit job, but are they taking advantage of me?

In this special Mailbag edition, listener Carolyne calls in to ask whether it’s time to leave the nonprofit job she’s had for more than three years. Her organization is facing major changes and challenges, and she’s unsure whether to stay and embrace the chaos or look for something else that offers more stability and better pay. In our news of the week, we break down why you should be aiming to get as close to $0 back on your tax refund as possible. If you already got a big return this year, Jean dishes on how you can make it happen next year. Head to https://www.irs.gov/individuals/tax-withholding-estimator to find out what your break-even point is. More money advice when you need it! Get the latest and greatest updates on all things investing, budgeting, and making money. Subscribe to the HerMoney newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/202419 minutes
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Ep 415: How A Personal Finance Expert Fell For A Financial Scam With Charlotte Cowles

When we envision the type of person who falls for a financial scam, there are usually a few key characteristics that come to mind:They may be elderly, using a landline phone, or in a state of panic as the person on the other end of the line informs them that if they don’t hand over $10,000 immediately, they’ll be arrested. But those stereotypes are just plain wrong.  Charlotte Cowles, the Cut’s financial advice columnist and a longtime freelance business columnist for The New York Times, fell for an elaborate new scam that involved Amazon, the FTC, threatening her child, and handing a box with $50,000 in cash through the window of the backseat of a car. In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who’s wondering what the difference is between an hourly financial advisor and one that charges a flat fee. We also address how to shop around for title insurance when you're buying a home. In our news of the week, we talk about the big changes coming to the commissions we pay when we buy and sell homes, what the producer price index (or PPI) coming in hotter than expected means, and a new study about how Americans are feeling about their finances. Takeaways Younger adults are more likely to fall for online scams. Scammers use psychological tactics such as authority and isolation to manipulate their victims. Talking about scams and sharing experiences can help prevent others from falling victim. If something seems too good to be true, trust your gut and question it. Be cautious of phone calls or messages from unknown sources and verify information independently. Report scams to the appropriate authorities and seek support from trusted friends or family members. Chapters 00:00 News You Can Use 6:43 Charlotte's experience 12:15 Psychological tactics used by scammers 28:32 Red flags to look out for if you think you’re being scammed 32:43 Mailbag with Julia Chatzky Join us! Snag all the latest episodes, savvy budgeting tips, investing advice and even giveaways via the HerMoney Newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/202447 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 414: Retire On Your Own Terms With Anne Lester

We’ve been thinking a lot about “Peak 65” over here at HerMoney HQ. If you haven’t heard about it, it’s the fact that more people are turning 65 starting this year than at any other point in history. That’s important because this age shift is going to have a huge impact on everything, including our economy, Social Security, the upcoming election, and especially on retirement.  Anne Lester, former head of retirement solutions for J.P. Morgan Asset Management Solution Group wants everyone to know that planning for retirement doesn’t have to be so scary — it can be empowering and, yes, even fun. In her new book: “Your Best Financial Life: Save Smart Now for the Future You Want” she talks about how she finally broke free from living paycheck-to-paycheck, and was able to retire early on her terms. In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who is wondering if they should stay at a job they don’t love for the excellent retirement benefits. In our money tip of the week, with Mint shutting down in less than two weeks, here are the other budgeting apps we recommend. Join us! Snag all the latest episodes, savvy budgeting tips, investing advice and even giveaways via the HerMoney Newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/202449 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 413: Quitting Your Job Isn’t Cool Anymore With Grace Puma & Christiana Smith Shi

Navigating your career has always been difficult, but that’s especially true in today’s landscape where the state of the job market seems to be constantly in flux.  While you may be looking to quit your job in search of better wages or improved work-life balance, you may also want to stay put this year. If you are sticking to the job you’ve got,  you’re probably thinking about a way to move up the ladder.  According to a recent CNBC poll, nearly half of women polled describe themselves as “very ambitious” when it comes to their careers, and ambition among women of color is even higher. Grace Puma and Christiana Smith Shi, authors of the new book “Career Forward: Strategies By Women Who’ve Made It,” want more women to be proud of acknowledging their ambition — privately and publicly. Listen in as they share their learnings on decades of experience reaching the top of Fortune 500 companies and why we should always be thinking one step ahead in our careers. In Mailbag, we hear from a mom who’s preparing to reenter the workforce and is looking for the best tips to use AI to spruce up her resume. We also check in with a listener who is getting their taxes done and wondering if they should be increasing their retirement savings to avoid a higher tax bill. In our money tip of the week, it’s that time of the year again…tax time! So, what is the new DirectFile program from the IRS, and who is eligible to use it? We break it down.  Join us! Snag all the latest episodes, savvy budgeting tips, investing advice and even giveaways via the HerMoney Newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/202443 minutes, 28 seconds
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Bonus: How Does Karen Finerman Do It?

How does she do it? This week, we decided to ask Karen Finerman, the indomitable host of the How She Does It Podcast and co-host of InvestingFixx, HerMoney’s investing club for women, how she makes it all happen. Between her role as CEO of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, being a panelist on CNBC’s Fast Money, serving as a Wharton board member, and being a mom to two sets of twins, she does it ALL. We knew it was time to share her incredible story.  Listen in to learn why Karen decided she wanted to become a risk arbitrageur at age 15, how she worked full time while raising her kids, and her best advice for getting invested — and staying invested — as a woman.  Join the HerMoney community! For the latest episode drops and financial news-you-can-use, subscribe to our newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/202439 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 412: How To Avoid Burnout With Ali Abdaal

We’ve all heard it time and again from the world’s biggest success stories: They worked crazy hours, gave up their friendships, and kept their nose to the grind for years before they got their big break. What are they telling us?  Essentially, you’ll never succeed unless you’re willing to give up everything else to get there, and there’s no way to avoid burnout. In other words, suffering is what leads to success. But we’ve also seen that this mentality can cause burnout, depression, or stepping away from a career that you thought you loved.  Ali Abdaal, author of “Feel-Good Productivity: How to Do More of What Matters to You,” knows exactly what this feels like. While working as a doctor, he was doing everything he could to keep up, but found himself miserable and completely burned out at the end of every workday. He decided to change his life and master productivity — today, he’s one of the world’s most followed productivity experts. Listen in to hear his advice on how we can use “power, people, and play” to avoid burnout, and even make everyday tasks more fun.  In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who’s looking for advice on how to recover mentally and emotionally after being laid off, and we check in with someone who bought iBonds in the early 2000s and is wondering if she can use them to pay for higher education. In our money tip of the week, what NOT to do with the money if you get a bonus or a raise at work this year.  Join us! Snag all the latest episodes, savvy budgeting tips, investing advice and even giveaways via the HerMoney Newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/202448 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep 411: How To Handle Mean Girls At Work With Rosalind Wiseman

Do you prefer to have a male or female boss? Have you ever thought about why? A UCLA study analyzed responses from more than 60,000 people and found that women, even those who were managers themselves, were more likely to want a male boss than a female one. The participants explained that female bosses are “emotional,” “catty,” or “bitchy.”  If we want more women in positions of power, we need this narrative to change. It’s so important that women respect their female colleagues and appreciate working for women in power. Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes, the inspiration for the Mean Girls franchise, hears from countless women that their workplace is like high school, and existing in that environment every day can be tough, if not impossible. Thankfully, Wiseman has excellent advice for finding allies in the workplace and handling conflict with your colleagues (yes, even when it’s super uncomfortable). In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who’s wondering if she should be the co-owner of a property she’s buying for a granddaughter, and we check in with someone who is considering taking a job at a company with terrible reviews… Should she bring this up in an interview? In our money tip of the week, is jetting off to somewhere sunny and warm to take a “workcation” a good idea?  Join us! Snag all the latest episodes, savvy budgeting tips, investing advice and even giveaways via the HerMoney Newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/202444 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep 410: Why We’re Attracted To Our Money Opposites With Scott Rick

In her most recent book, Women With Money, HerMoney CEO Jean Chatzky asked hundreds of women: “What do you want from your money?” Although womens’ answers were all over the map, they were all some form of safety and security. Would men say the same? Probably not, because we know that in general, women and men see money differently. With that in mind, this week we’re exploring how you and your partner can get on the same page when it comes to talking about money — even if you’re coming from completely different places. Scott Rick, author of “Tightwads and Spendthrifts: Navigating the Money Minefield in Real Relationships,” explains why we’re so attracted to our money opposites and how we can better understand each other this Valentine’s Day.  In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who doesn’t mix finances with her husband and is wondering what steps she needs to take to ensure she understands their financial picture. Another listener is moving in with her partner and wants to draw up a cohabitation document. In our money tip of the week, why we should all be taking a “financial health day” – especially during tax season!   Join the HerMoney community! For the latest episode drops and financial news-you-can-use, subscribe to our newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202443 minutes, 33 seconds
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Bonus: Discover Your MoneyType With Dr. Jennifer Leigh Selig

Have you ever really thought about why you are the way you are with money? For most of us, it’s the result of how we’re wired, how we were raised, and the financial events and struggles we experienced along the way. Sometimes, how we think about money can be positive, and we can feel empowered with our finances… But other times the way we’re ingrained to think about money could be negatively impacting our mental and financial health in ways we’re not aware of. In other words, our MoneyType could be impacting all of our financial decisions!  Dr. Jennifer Leigh Selig, the psychologist and researcher who created the five MoneyTypes joins us to break down the characteristics of the five types, and shares how taking the MoneyType quiz this Valentine’s Day can actually help deepen our bonds with our partners.  Join us! Snag all the latest episodes, savvy budgeting tips, investing advice, and even giveaways via the HerMoney Newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! Have thoughts about the show that you’re dying to share? Take our podcast and community survey! We can't wait to hear what you think. The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/202434 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 409: Your Roadmap to 2024 Career Success With Fran Hauser

How are you feeling about your job? Depending on what industry you’re in, you may be concerned about layoffs or consolidation. A recent survey from Bankrate revealed that a whopping 88% of workers who are worried about their job security are planning to take action within the next year. These actions include everything from searching for new job opportunities and asking for raises, to relocating or even quitting altogether. Fran Hauser, author of “Embrace The Work, Love Your Career,” recommends sticking it out in your current role while you start putting out feelers. Listen in to hear her best advice on ensuring your career is layoff-proof including reevaluating your day-to-day tasks and making sure you’re working on projects that the executive team cares about.  In Mailbag, a listener asks for a breakdown of high-yield savings accounts and how they work. We also hear from someone looking for courses and resources to help her become a financial coach. In our money tip of the week, how to do a financial checkup to make sure you’re not paying for things you don’t need (we’re coming for you, Netflix subscriptions!). Have thoughts about the show that you’re dying to share? Take our podcast and community survey! We can't wait to hear what you think. The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/202448 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 408: Pay Off Your Debt In Baby Steps With Jade Warshaw

Having kids is a huge life decision, and more American women are either delaying motherhood or choosing not to have kids at all. Despite the short-term plunge — and comeback — during the early years of the pandemic, the birth rates have been consistently trending down. There are a few reasons for this, namely, kids are really expensive, and millennials have a lot of student loan debt to pay off. Jade Warshaw, cohost and debt elimination expert on the Ramsey Show, found herself in almost half a million dollars of debt, but was able to completely change her financial life in order to ensure she could start the family she’d always dreamed of. In her new book, “Money’s Not a Math Problem,” she goes over the easiest ways to create a budget that works, pay down debt, and free yourself from negative money mindsets that may be holding you back.  In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who’s getting a jump start on taxes and is wondering whether to report her side gig to the IRS. We also hear from someone who just paid down her debt (yay!) and wants to know the best place to put the extra $300 she has a month. In our money tip of the week, Bitcoin ETFs were just approved… is now the time to buy?  Have thoughts about the show that you’re dying to share? Take our podcast and community survey! We can't wait to hear what you think. The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/202452 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 407: From Blogger to Media Mogul With Sami Sage

While some may say 2023 may have been “the year of the girl,” we say, unapologetically, it was the year of the woman. Just take a look at Taylor Swift. In 2023, the term “Swiftonomics'' was coined — because Swift generated significant revenue, tourism, and jobs in every city where she performed. Like many other incredible women, she owned her power in a new way, and the world took notice.  Betches Media took this concept — that ALL women should celebrate being powerful, and own our instincts to never back down — and they created a media empire out of it. Sami Sage, co-founder, and ​Chief Brand Officer of Betches Media joins us to talk about selling the brand, and why she’s not afraid to say that she cares about making and spending money in alignment with her goals.  In Mailbag, we hear from someone who’s wondering if it’s worth it to maintain two credit cards, and Julia Chatzky asks about best practices for sharing a credit card with your partner. In our money tip of the week, is lifestyle creep affecting your savings? Here’s what to do about it.  Have thoughts about the show that you’re dying to share? Take our podcast and community survey! We can't wait to hear what you think. The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/202452 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 406: Teaching Kids About Money With Yanely Espinal

Was money something you learned about in school? We’re not talking about math classes like geometry or pre-cal, we’re talking about personal finance — the art of managing our dollars. While some of us were lucky enough to learn personal finance from our parents, an aunt or another money-savvy family member, most of us never took a single personal finance class in school before we opened our first bank account. Yanely Espinal, author of Mind Your Money, Insightful Stories and Strategies to Help You Reach Your #MoneyGoals has made it her mission to teach kids the lessons she didn’t learn young, so they can make smarter decisions about money. Listen in for her number one piece of advice on teaching kids key personal finance lessons early.  In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who’s mentoring a teenager on how to manage her finances and is looking for next steps. We also check in with someone who’s filing for divorce and wondering if now is the right time to start collecting Social Security. In our money tip of the week, the cost of ignoring your finances is steep (we’re talking $2,000 a year). If you’ve been dragging your feet on creating a budget that works for you, join us for our next session of FinanceFixx on January 23rd.   Have thoughts about the show that you’re dying to share? Take our podcast and community survey! We can't wait to hear what you think.  The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/202451 minutes, 18 seconds
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Bonus: Social Security Clawbacks With Larry Kotlikoff and Terry Savage

Last year, one million Americans got a letter in the mail – the Social Security Administration miscalculated their benefits. They had been overpaid, and now, the government wanted that money back within 30 days. How much money? In one couple's case, it was almost $70,000 and in another’s, it was $52,000. Most of us don’t have thousands of dollars to spare. Especially when we’re retired or nearing our retirement years, every dollar counts. So how do you prepare ahead of time if you’re one of the one million people to receive these letters — and is there a way to fight the system?  Larry Kotlikoff and Terry Savage join us to discuss their new book “Social Security Horror Stories: Protect Yourself from the System and Avoid Clawbacks.” Listen in to hear what you can do to avoid Social Security clawbacks and the next steps if you receive a letter asking for repayment. Join the HerMoney community! For the latest episode drops and financial news-you-can-use, subscribe to our newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/202430 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 405: The 2024 Economy And What’s Really Happening, With Rana Foroohar

A fresh New Year means it’s time to take a fresh look at the state of the economy. The U.S. economy has continued to grow at a stronger pace than expected, which has made many of us wonder what, exactly, happened to all of that recession talk a year ago? At the same time, we’ve also had a spectacular recovery of women in the workforce — with 75% of working-age women now have jobs. Plus, holiday spending late last year reached an all-time high, with Americans spending almost 10% more than they did last year on Cyber Monday.  And yet, Americans are still feeling anxious about the economy. Rana Foroohar, Associate Editor at the Financial Times, joins us to explore why. We also go over her predictions for the state of the 2024 economy, and break down how those movements may impact your wallet.  In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who’s recently widowed and needs advice on where to start learning about personal finance, and we check in with someone with three jobs who has a question about her withholding on tax documents. In our money tip of the week, it’s #engagmentseason – should you be considering a lab-grown diamond?  Join us! Snag all the latest episodes, savvy budgeting tips, investing advice and even giveaways via the HerMoney Newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/10/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 404: Your 2024 Happiness Reset With Arthur C. Brooks

The New Year is a time when many of us take a moment to reflect on how we did over the past year and plan our goals for the future. This past year, we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to make our work and home lives more fulfilling. According to the World Happiness Report, it’s working! The US is now the 15th happiest country overall.  Let’s keep those good vibes going and start 2024 with a happiness reset. Arthur C. Brooks, co-author of Build The Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier says the key to happiness starts with focusing on these four pillars: faith, family, friendship, and work. And we discuss the one thing to avoid if your #2024goals are focused on getting your money right. In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who got laid off during pregnancy and asks what to prioritize when she’s financially stable again and an aunt who’s curious about how to best help her nephew who was just released from prison. In our money tip of the week, if you’re a Boomer with a paid-off mortgage, now might be a great time to sell.  Join the HerMoney community! For the latest episode drops and financial news-you-can-use, subscribe to our newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/202455 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 403: 2024’s Biggest Trends with PureWow

Blink and you’ll miss the latest trends taking over social media. As we say goodbye to 2023 and head into 2024, we look at a few trends that made us cringe this year — and the ones we’re most excited about for the New Year!  Jillian Quint, Editor-In-Chief of PureWow joins us to discuss all things trending in the fashion, fitness, and finance space and the most exciting travel trend she’s seeing for 2024 (hint: think starry nights and unobstructed skies).  In Mailbag, we hear from an older listener who asks what they should be paying for long-term care insurance, and we check in with a mom of four who’s ready to start building back up her retirement contributions but isn’t sure where to start. In our money tip of the week, should you pull your kids out of school to take advantage of off-peak season travel deals?  More money news when you need it! Get the latest and greatest updates on all things investing, budgeting, and making money. Subscribe to the HerMoney newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe. The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/27/202346 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 402: How To Fail, With Amy Edmondson

“Move fast and break things.” That was Mark Zuckerburg’s now-famous early motto for Facebook. Fast forward to today, many budding startup founders have come to live by this idea — that if you’re not getting messy and failing often, you’re not making progress — and you’re definitely not creating the next Facebook. Recently though there’s been some backlash to this startup culture mentality (Ahem, the FTX scandal.) But where’s the balance? How can we encourage creativity and innovation and at the same time not move so fast that we harm others and look completely careless? Amy C. Edmondson, author of Right Kind of Wrong: The Art of Failing Well, explains the difference between “bad failure” and something she says we all should be seeking out in our day-to-day lives — “good failure.”  In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who asks how to politely deal with a parent who insists on buying her gifts for the holidays, and we hear from someone who just filed for bankruptcy and is wondering what they should prioritize paying off first. For our money tip of the week, Costco recently started selling gold bars (that’s right, real gold bars) and can’t seem to keep them in stock. Should you buy one?  Join us! Snag all the latest episodes, savvy budgeting tips, investing advice, and even giveaways via the HerMoney Newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/202343 minutes, 45 seconds
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Bonus: The #Tradwife Trend And Our Culture With Anne Helen Petersen

Trends say a lot about where we are as a culture… and some of them say a lot about what it means to be a woman with money in the 21st century. Thankfully, long gone are the days when men made all the money (and also controlled what it was spent on) while women cooked, cleaned, and greeted their husbands at the door with a hot meal every night. But recently, there’s been a growing trend on social media with the hashtags #tradwife (traditional wife) or #stayathomegirlfriend. What does this all mean for feminism in America in 2024?  Anne Helen Petersen, author of the Substack “Culture Study” recently wrote about this phenomenon for Elle, and breaks down what’s really going on with #tradwife culture.  Join the HerMoney community! For the latest episode drops and financial news-you-can-use, subscribe to our newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/202329 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 401: Financial Fallout And Our Economy With Bethany McLean

While many of us would prefer to forget the pandemic ever happened, the choices we made (as a society and perhaps, personally) in 2020 continue to have lingering effects. We know that women were disproportionately affected by the pandemic — an estimated two million women left the workforce due to the strains of caregiving. So, did the government do a good job of protecting us? And how are policies that were put in place, (such as stimulus checks and extended unemployment) still affecting our wallets?  Bethany McLean, co-author of: “The Big Fail: What the Pandemic Revealed About Who America Protects and Who It Leaves Behind” discusses why we all need to take the time to learn about the effects of global events on our personal economies.  In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who has a question about the 2026 change on estate tax exemption, and we hear from someone who’s wondering if they should transfer their credit card balance to a zero-interest card. For our money tip of the week, we discuss why the “set it and forget it” method of paying your monthly credit card bill could be hurting you financially.  More money news when you need it! Get the latest and greatest updates on all things investing, budgeting and making money. Subscribe to the HerMoney newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe. The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/202342 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep 400: Here’s to 400! AMA with Jean Chatzky

We’ve been publishing the HerMoney podcast weekly for SEVEN years and we’ve never missed an episode, how crazy is that? This week, we’re doing a special Mailbag edition where our listeners call in and ask Jean their most pressing questions live!  Listen in as Jean advises on protecting our wealth in uncertain times, the right time to take Social Security, budgeting an inheritance, and the best places to put your money to work once you’ve paid off your mortgage.  More money advice when you need it! Get the latest and greatest updates on all things investing, budgeting and making money. Subscribe to the HerMoney newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/202345 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 399: Uncertainty And Your Investments With Maggie Jackson

These days, things feel more uncertain than ever. Take the economy, for example. By almost any objective measure, we’re doing much better economically than we were three years ago, but the vibes are… off. So, what’s going on? For one, we’re still bouncing back from astronomically high prices due to inflation in 2021 and 2022. Mortgage rates are also at their highest levels in more than 20 years making it really difficult to buy a house.  But while all of this uncertainty in the world may feel bad, uncertainty itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Maggie Jackson, author of Uncertain: The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure says making hard decisions when we really don’t know the outcome is actually really good for our brains. Listen in to hear how uncertainty is important to lean into when we’re deciding where and how to invest our money.  Join the HerMoney community! For the latest episode drops and financial news-you-can-use, subscribe to our newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/202351 minutes, 2 seconds
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Bonus: How Investing Is The Key To Unlocking Women’s Power With Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

Our new show How She Does It with Karen Finerman delves into all things women, money, and power every week… But the truth is, we can’t talk about women in power without also looking at women’s financial power. Even now, in 2023, women are woefully behind when it comes to investing and realizing the kind of financial freedom that can only come from building wealth. Thankfully, there are incredible women working tirelessly to make that very thing happen, and Gargi Pal Chaudhuri, Head of iShares Investment Strategy Americas at BlackRock, is one of them. This week, she joins us to discuss what inspired her to become an investor, what keeps her going when she runs ultra-marathons, and why women are willing to save their money — but not as willing to invest their money.  BLACKROCK and iSHARES are trademarks of BlackRock, Inc. or its affiliates (together “BlackRock”). The information provided in this communication is solely for educational purposes and should not be construed as advice or an investment recommendation. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily represent the views of BlackRock. BlackRock is not affiliated with HerMoney.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/24/202333 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 398: The Last Girlboss with Marisa Meltzer

What ever happened to the “girlboss”? There was Audrey Gelman founder of the women-only social club and networking space the Wing, Tyler Haney of sustainable workout brand Outdoor Voices, and perhaps the most popular of them all, Emily Weiss of the cult favorite beauty brand Glossier. Marisa Meltzer, author of Glossy: Ambition, Beauty and the Inside Story of Emily Weiss’s Glossier joins us to break down why most (if not all) of these girlboss empires have crumbled — and why we often give men a break when women are held to higher standards. In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who is looking for advice on how to help her daughter improve her credit score, and we sit down with Christine Roberts, President of Citizens Pay, to discuss the best ways to pay for purchases over time. For our money tip of the week, our best advice for saving just a little bit of money if you feel like you can’t get out of the cycle of living paycheck-to-paycheck.  Join the HerMoney community! For the latest episode drops and financial news-you-can-use, subscribe to our newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/202351 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 397: The New Value Prop Of Financial Wellness Programs

To dive into the data that just came out of HerMoney’s 2023 State of Women survey, the HerMoney Podcast team recently traveled to The Inc. 5,000 conference in San Antonio, Texas, to speak with members of the executive team at Principal Financial Group® and a LIVE audience of female entrepreneurs. It’s all going down on this week’s episode, and it’s a conversation you absolutely don’t want to miss because we dive into all the data — the good, the bad, and the misconceptions! For example, our survey found that 90% of employees at small and midsized businesses — an overwhelming majority — said that they want a robust benefits package, yet just 63% of small and midsized business owners said it was important to their employees… In other words, we have a serious disconnect between what employees want most and what employers are offering. We dive into why, what we can do about it, and how we can bridge those disheartening financial confidence gaps between men and women at the same time we’re getting more people engaged with their money. The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/202359 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 396: Shaping Your Authentic Self With Dr. Sara Kuburic

Like many of us, Dr. Sara Kuburic had a hard time figuring out who she was. She woke up one day and didn't like (or recognize) the person staring back at her. In her new book:  “It’s On Me: Accept Hard Truths, Discover Yourself, and Change Your Life,” she talks about all of the little decisions we make that shape who we are and how to become the people we want to be.  In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who wants to meet with a Certified Financial Planner but is finding it difficult to find someone she trusts and a recently retired widow who’s wondering when to start taking Social Security to minimize her tax bill in the long run. For our money tip of the week, we offer advice on how to minimize the growing cost of car ownership.  More money news when you need it! Get the latest and greatest updates on all things investing, budgeting, and making money. Subscribe to the HerMoney newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe. The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/202350 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 395: Low Waste Cooking Hacks With Sohla El-Waylly

Like many of the culinary creators we love on TikTok, Sohla El-Waylly is whipping things up in her home kitchen, using the ingredients she has on hand, and making cooking accessible to all. This week, she offers tips from her new cookbook debuting this fall: “Start Here: Instructions for Becoming A Better Cook.” El-Waylly also offers some of her favorite grocery store hacks and shares how she avoids food waste.  In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who’s wondering how to choose 529 accounts for her grandchildren in different states, and someone who’s wondering if her credit score will be affected by selling her house after a divorce. For our money tip of the week, we go over the 28/36 rule, and explain how to make sure you don’t get denied by a lender when you’re buying a home.  Join the HerMoney community! For the latest episode drops and financial news-you-can-use, subscribe to our newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/202340 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 394: Speak Confidently In Any Room With Matt Abrahams

Most of us like to come prepared when we’re asked to give a speech — no matter the size of the room or audience. But sometimes when we want to say something important, we don’t have time to prepare at all! Being able to speak confidently on the fly is especially important at work, when so many of us have big goals we want to accomplish. So, how can we make sure the ideas we’re hoping to express come across confidently everywhere from a one-on-one huddle, to a packed auditorium? Matt Abrahams is an expert on sounding confident when speaking on the fly, and he’s the author of the number one best-selling book: “Think Faster, Talk Smarter: How to Speak Successfully When You’re Put on the Spot.” He shares his best advice on how to become better speakers (and listeners!) in any situation. In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who is wondering if Roth 401(k)s make sense as a high-income earner, and we chat with a woman who needs an executor to handle her estate. For our money tip of the week, is raising the deductible on your homeowner’s insurance the right move? More money news when you need it! Get the latest and greatest updates on all things investing, budgeting and making money. Subscribe to the HerMoney newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/202355 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep 393: Bring Your Whole Self To Work With Maeve DuVally

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) has been a big topic of conversation, particularly workplace conversation, over the past few years. DEI efforts stand to make our workplaces more inclusive, more welcoming, and more equitable for all. More recently though, there’s been chatter that for some companies, DEI efforts are only a facade to make their workplaces look better — without really putting much effort into making the changes that matter.  Maeve DuVally is on a mission to ensure DEI efforts are actually changing the face of corporate America — and to be a mentor for trans employees in the workplace. DuVally lived through workplace challenges herself at a place notorious for not being an easy place for women to work — Wall Street. She spent nearly 20 years at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch and details her coming out story in her new book, Maeve Rising: Coming Out Trans in Corporate America. Listen in to hear her advice for anyone who wants to bring their full selves to the workplace, how to be a good ally, and why she fully believes in DEI initiatives.   In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who’s worried about the high sales charge on her employer's retirement plan and a young retiree who wants to know how to make a little extra money while keeping her flexibility. For our money tip of the week, how to save on the high cost of weddings as a guest.  Join the HerMoney community! For the latest episode drops and financial news-you-can-use, subscribe to our newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/202342 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 392: The Hidden Power of Weak Language with Alison Fragale

“Don’t you think this is the best option…”  “Maybe if we went in this direction instead the client would be happier…”  These are examples of “weak” language that many of us use in the workplace… We’ve been told to stop using language like this if we want to be respected, get a promotion, or have our ideas considered in a room full of men… But now some new research is flipping this long-held belief on its head. In an experiment from psychology journal Sage, women who followed a script using weak language were actually more likely to get a raise. Alison Fragale, an award-winning research psychologist specializing in the power of powerless speech, joins us to go over how to use language as a tool and other tricks for gaining and managing our status.  In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who’s been out of work due to the strike and asks if she should dig into her stock investments. We also hear from a dad who’s worried about how to best pay for his four children to go to college. For our money tip of the week, we talk about whether or not you should refinance your student loans (don’t panic)! Join the HerMoney community! For the latest episode drops and financial news-you-can-use, subscribe to our newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/202355 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 391: From Broke to Millionaire with Chloe Elise

Chloe Elise found herself in almost $40,000 worth of debt in her mid-20s. To pay it down, she turned to many of the world’s popular financial gurus to help get her spending in check. Only what she found was that their tough-love, shame-based approach didn’t apply to her — or to any of her college friends, for that matter — so she created her own method for paying down her debt. Fast forward to today, and now she’s officially a millionaire at age 27. She tells us of her journey to become CEO of the financial literacy company “Deeper Than Money,” where she works with women to ban restrictive spending habits and instead spend in alignment with their priorities. In Mailbag, a listener asks for more clarification on one of Ramit Sethi’s money rules: “save 10%, invest 20” and we hear from someone who is wondering what the consequences are for closing a credit card they never use. For our money tip of the week, the number one first step when it comes to creating a plan for paying off your student loans.  More money news when you need it! Get the latest and greatest updates on all things investing, budgeting, and making money. Subscribe to the HerMoney newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/202351 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 390: Is "Quiet Thriving" the new "Quiet Quitting?" With Erica Keswin

If you blink these days, you’ll miss the latest new trends in the working world. First, in 2021, we had “The Great Resignation.” Then, about a year later, “quiet quitting” took the working world by storm. And now, it seems, we’re living through the era of “loud quitting.” While some of these trends are funny, they’re also concerning from the perspective of a business owner or leader. Erica Keswin, author of the new book “The Retention Revolution: 7 Surprising (and Very Human!) Ways to Keep Employees Connected to Your Company,” has advice for making work more enjoyable for employers and employees, so we can eliminate some of these toxic trends. In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who asks if they should buy their brother out of the family home and from someone who was left a substantial amount of money and is worried about overspending. In our money tip of the week, why you should ask for a raise and exactly how much you should be asking for.  Join us! Snag all the latest episodes, savvy budgeting tips, investing advice, and even giveaways via the HerMoney Newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Limit one complimentary offer per household, per 18 months. Offer ends Sept. 29, 2023, and is only applicable to households with a minimum investable assets of $250,000. Offer criteria may be waived at Edelman Financial Engines’ discretion. Neither Edelman Financial Engines nor its affiliates offer tax or legal advice. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to seek advice from qualified tax and/or legal experts regarding the best options for your particular circumstances. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/202345 minutes, 34 seconds
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Bonus: Girl Math with Danica McKellar

Have you heard of “girl math”? Perhaps it’s best described in this scenario: You go to your favorite store, find a pair of pants that you absolutely love, but then a few days later when you try them on at home, you realize that they’re just not your jam… so you go back and return them. So, why, praytell, does it then feel like you’re actually MAKING money when that $50 gets returned to you?? On TikTok, this phenomenon is called “girl math,” and this week we’re breaking it all down with someone many people would call the ultimate "math girl,” if you will — Danica McKellar. You may know her best as Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years, but she’s also an internationally recognized mathematician and author of the New York Times bestselling book for middle schoolers “Math Doesn’t Suck.” In other words, she has the singularly unique title of being the woman who helped make math fun — cool, even! — for a new generation. She helps us define the “girl math” trend and tells us what's really going on beneath the surface. And, yes, she also dishes some juicy details on her life as an actor — she has a new movie coming out soon, “Swing Into Romance,” which premieres October 7th on Great American Family, and we can’t wait to check it out.  Get the latest and greatest updates on all things investing, budgeting, and making money. Subscribe to the HerMoney newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe!  The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Limit one complimentary offer per household, per 18 months. Offer ends Sept. 29, 2023, and is only applicable to households with a minimum investable assets of $250,000. Offer criteria may be waived at Edelman Financial Engines’ discretion. Neither Edelman Financial Engines nor its affiliates offer tax or legal advice. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to seek advice from qualified tax and/or legal experts regarding the best options for your particular circumstances. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/20239 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 389: What “Fake News” Really Looks Like, with Dan Ariely

If you’re finding it harder these days to discern exactly what to believe when you watch or read the news, you’re not alone. It’s gotten so bad that The Associated Press has an entire section of their website dedicated to “Not Real News” where they fact-check the news of the week. So, how can we make sure our sources are reputable, and the information we’re getting is reliable? Dan Ariely, the James B. Duke Professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University has all the advice we need to combat misinformation. His new book “MISBELIEF: What Makes Rational People Believe Irrational Things,” delves into the growing phenomena of discarded truths, alternative facts, and full-blown conspiracy theories that have driven a wedge in public discourse and our personal relationships. In Mailbag, we take questions on IRAs and 529s. In our money tip of the week, what you should do when a DM hits your inbox promising “a sure way to beat the market.”  Join the HerMoney community! For the latest episode drops and financial news-you-can-use, subscribe to our newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Limit one complimentary offer per household, per 18 months. Offer ends Sept. 29, 2023, and is only applicable to households with a minimum investable assets of $250,000. Offer criteria may be waived at Edelman Financial Engines’ discretion. Neither Edelman Financial Engines nor its affiliates offer tax or legal advice. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to seek advice from qualified tax and/or legal experts regarding the best options for your particular circumstances. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/20/202356 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 388: How to Overcome Perfectionist Tendencies with Elise Loehnen

As women, we can often feel pressure to always be “doing,” whether that’s working, going to the gym, prepping a project, or just getting ready for the next day. Many of us also have a hard time sitting still, and we may even be perfectionists about some things. (Yes, the data shows that women are more likely to be perfectionists than men.) As the former Chief Content Officer at Goop — and Gwyneth Paltrow's second hire — Elise Loehnen knows this firsthand. In her new book, “On Our Best Behavior: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Price Women Pay to be Good” she breaks down all of the outward pressures that continue to hold women back. She shares how we can all break away from the societal notions of feeling like we have to be the “perfect” daughter, the “best” wife, or the “smartest” investor. In Mailbag, we talk about the best way to invest your required minimum distribution, and if you have the money, whether you should buy CDs or pay off a mortgage. In our money tip of the week, the differences between term and permanent life insurance and how to pick one. Join the HerMoney community! For the latest episode drops and financial news-you-can-use, subscribe to our newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/202349 minutes, 51 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #46: What A Possible Recession Means For Your Portfolio With Gargi Pal Chaudhuri

If you’ve been following the financial news headlines, you know this year there’s been nothing but mixed signals coming from our economy: We saw a tightening in the credit market after the bank failures in March, and even though our labor market still remains robust with unemployment at 3.5%, household saving rates have fallen, and credit card debt just hit a new all-time high of $1 trillion dollars. Amid all of these complexities, we’ve heard the oft-repeated threats that “a recession is coming,” but the markets have had a great 2023 so far. Naturally, you have questions about your portfolio, and thankfully, we have answers. In this special Mailbag edition of the HerMoney Podcast, we’re joined by Gargi Pal Chaudhuri, Head of iShares Investment Strategy for the Americas. We discuss diversifying, investing in ETFs, and investing internationally. We also take a deep dive into all of the trends that Gargi and her team at iShares are on the lookout for in 2023- 2024. Do you have investing questions? Write to us at [email protected] to be featured in an upcoming episode!  Get the latest and greatest updates on all things investing, budgeting and making money. Subscribe to the HerMoney newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe!  The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/202335 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 387: How Your Generation Affects Your Financial Decisions with Jean Twenge

Every single one of us is part of a certain generational grouping, and we may love or loathe the stereotypes that come with each. While we may agree with some of them, there are others that are insulting (or just plain wrong). No one knows this better than Dr. Jean Twenge, psychologist and author of “Generations: The Real Differences Between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silents―and What They Mean for America's Future.” Twenge hopes that by understanding the research — and generations other than our own — we’ll be better able to understand one another. In Mailbag, we dive into how much to save for a newborn's college education, and how to retire early. In our money tip of the week, all of the factors to consider if you’re thinking about picking up a side gig for extra cash.  More money news when you need it! Get the latest and greatest updates on all things investing, budgeting, and making money. Subscribe to the HerMoney newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/6/202348 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 386: The Joy of A Secret-Free Life with Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Increasingly, the women’s magazines we grew up on are taking deep dives into politics, health and the gender wage gap… But how did they go from tips on how to have better sex to delivering such thought-provoking content? Ms. Magazine is to thank — and Letty Cottin Pogrebin is one of the magazine's founding editors. She joins us this week to discuss the magazine’s journey — and her own. In Mailbag, a listener asks what financial responsibility (if any) they have to their estranged parents, and in our money tip of the week, we dive into the best items to buy in bulk to save money at the grocery store. Join us! Snag all the latest episodes, savvy budgeting tips, investing advice and even giveaways via the HerMoney Newsletter at Hermoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/30/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 385: What Is “Enough”? with Manisha Thakor

Worrying about money is, unfortunately, a universal problem. And with today’s economic uncertainty, stubbornly high inflation and recession fears, our worries are only increasing. While it’s impossible to sidestep stress in all areas of our lives, we can take steps to help manage how we feel about our finances, and increase our financial wellness. Certified Financial Planner Manisha Thakor is the author of the new book: “Moneyzen: The Secret to Finding Your Enough,” and she wants us to consider our emotional well-being and our financial health as twin concepts in all of our day-to-day life decisions. Only then can we break free from the “cult of never enough.” She tells us how. Then, in Mailbag, we hear from a listener who is curious about how to invest the money from the sale of a home, and we hear from a woman who is wondering how to maximize a recent windfall. In our money tip of the week, are you taking too much risk with your asset allocation as you near retirement? In our money tip of the week, are you taking too much risk with your asset allocation as you near retirement?  Want more money news when you need it? Get the latest and greatest updates on all things investing, budgeting, and making money. Subscribe to the HerMoney newsletter at HerMoney.com/subscribe! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/23/202346 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 384: The Cost of Beauty Culture with Elise Hu

Plastic surgery is more popular than ever, and women are paying an incredible amount for it. The epicenter of the plastic surgery industry is undeniably South Korea — Seoul leads the world in plastic surgery rates. Elise Hu experienced this culture firsthand as the NPR bureau chief responsible for coverage of North Korea, South Korea, and Japan. In her new book: “Flawless: Lessons in Looks and Culture from the K-Beauty Capital,” she explores if our constant drive to look “better than ever” will ever be enough. In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who has a 401(k) plan from a previous employer and isn’t sure what to do with it next. We also hear from a listener who is 72 and wonders where they can splurge a little! In our money tip of the week, we go over how to decide when is the right time to sell a stock. Join the HerMoney community! For the latest episode drops and financial news-you-can-use, subscribe to our newsletter! The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/202349 minutes, 56 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #45: All Of Your Student Loans Questions Answered With Tara Siegel Bernard

Even though President Biden’s proposal to cancel up to $20,000 of a borrower’s student loan debt was struck down by the Supreme Court, there is good news on the horizon. In this special Mailbag edition of the HerMoney Podcast, we talk through student loan forgiveness, debt repayment plans, and using the money in your 529, with New York Times Reporter Tara Siegel Bernard. We take a deep dive into all of the current student loan issues and what they mean for your wallet. If you have your own personal finance questions (big or small), you can always write to us at [email protected] to be featured in an upcoming episode! Plus — FinanceFixx has another session in the works! If you're ready to take a closer look at your finances before student loan repayments resume, join us and we’ll walk you through how you can build a better plan for your future!  The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation, and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/11/202325 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 383: Teenagers And Money with Mattie Kahn

Teenagers have always had their finger on the pulse of the latest trends, but they’re not only great forecasters — they’re also big drivers in the economy, and they always have been. Mattie Kahn has put a spotlight on many of the forgotten young women throughout history in her new book “Young and Restless: The Girls Who Sparked America’s Revolutions.” She describes how young women throughout history have wielded their money and power to change society. In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who feels like she’s grown out of her Roth IRA, and from someone who picked up How To Money at the library and is hungry for more personal finance book recs :) In our money tip of the week, in the midst of a pink craze — what should you do when a stock (like Mattel) goes viral? The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation, and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Thanks to our other sponsor for this episode, Athletic Greens. Go to athleticgreens.com/hermoney to get a free 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/9/202347 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 382: Kitchen Renovations On A Budget With Sophie Donelson

Deciding to renovate a kitchen is an incredibly stressful — and expensive! — decision. Do you want quartz countertops? Painted cabinets or bare wood? Induction cooktop or gas burners? The list of questions goes on and on, and perhaps at the top of it is the biggest one: How do I do kitchen renovations on a budget? Thankfully, we have a bit of welcome news…Sophie Donelson says you don’t have to do EVERYTHING in order to create the perfect kitchen for you. (And the same goes for the bathroom, the bedroom or any other part of the house you’re working on!) Sophie says that small and affordable changes can go a very long way towards making us feel like we have the home of our dreams. Her book, “Uncommon Kitchens” dives into the little changes that make the biggest difference — and she shares them with us. (Hint: Expensive new countertops might not be the answer!) Also, in Mailbag, we talk ESOP basics — what they are and what happens if you want to leave your company, and we discuss whether your money would be better spent paying off a mortgage or keeping the money in an emergency fund. In our money tip of the week, the best bang for your buck at the grocery store — hiding in the fruit and vegetable aisles. The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation, and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/2/202349 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 381: Honing Your Senses For A Sharper Life With Gretchen Rubin

We live in a fast-paced world with long to-do lists and Google Calendars that are scheduled out down to the minute. Every day, we’ve got errands to run, meetings to attend, kids to raise, homes to clean, and money to make — and it can be all too easy to hustle from one goal to the next, without taking a second to pause or rest.  But we know that slowing down and getting out of our own heads is important for our mental health. And our guest today, Gretchen Rubin, has found that connecting with your physical senses — sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch — is crucial for leading happier, more creative lives. In Mailbag, we talk about the best way to pay for egg freezing and where to put your money in your 50s to earn the most possible for retirement. In our money tip of the week, we explore the benefits of opening a 529 plan for your kids or grandkids' education— and what to do with that money if they decide college isn’t for them. The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation, and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Thanks HelloFresh for sponsoring this episode. Go to HelloFresh.com/HERMONEY16 and use code HERMONEY16 for 16 free meals plus free shipping! Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/26/202347 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 380: Write Your Own Money Rules With Ramit Sethi

What does it mean to you to live a “rich” life? Ramit Sethi, host of the new Netflix show, “How to Get Rich,” wants you to live richly — but no, he’s not talking about fancy cars, caviar, or courtside seats. Ramit works with people across the country to create a personalized vision for what a rich life can be for them. Whether it’s a house on the beach or a four-day work-week, Ramit shares how to create rules for spending and saving that can bring you joy. In Mailbag, we discuss the best plan for easily investing in a Roth IRA and whether to put money in a CD or a high-yield savings account. In our money tip of the week, we discuss how to build a monthly conversation about money into your schedule with your partner. The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation, and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/202350 minutes, 30 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #44: Index funds, ETFs, and more with Karen Finerman

The amount of women who invest is on the rise but navigating stocks, bonds, ETFs, and so on can feel daunting. Today we’re here to answer your most pressing investment questions with expert investor and host of our new podcast How She Does It, Karen Finerman! We hear from one listener who’s wondering if she should start dollar-cost averaging some of her cash into quality companies. Another asks for advice on how to get started investing in index funds. We also talk about investing in ETFs, switching online brokerage firms, and rules for an exit plan when investing in individual stocks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/14/202323 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 379: Why You Don’t Need A Dream Job with Simone Stolzoff

Ah, the elusive “dream job." Many people are obsessed with finding it, because we think our lives will be complete once we land it. But Simone Stolzoff wants us to put less weight into our careers, and more weight into other aspects of our lives. As author of the book ‘The Good Enough Job: Reclaiming Life From Work,' Simone says we need to find a career that matches the type of life we most want to live. And how do we find that? Simone has all the details! Then, in Mailbag, we discuss how to protect yourself when your employer has been hacked, and whether you should pay off your home early. In our money tip of the week, is 2023 the right year to buy an electric car? The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation, and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/202340 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. 378: Personal Finance For Everyone with Vivian Tu

Vivian Tu was sick of her friends coming for her with the same financial advice questions, so she decided to make a quick TikTok and share it with all of them. To her surprise, the video immediately went viral – and since then, she’s been doling out her straightforward, simple financial tips for the world to see as Your Rich BFF. Listen to today’s episode to hear advice from someone who’s dedicated to making the space more accessible to today’s generation – queer people, young people, and people of color. In Mailbag, we answer questions about how to offer your services without them feeling like a sales pitch and whether or not to put money into renovating a home before you put it on the market. In our money tip of the week: the top 5 questions you should ask yourself before merging finances with a partner. The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation, and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/202347 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 377: Economy News And What It Means For You With Catherine Rampell

We are just about 6 months into 2023, and so far it’s been a confusing year for the economy…to say the least. The unemployment rate is low, the job market is strong, and yet it seems like we hear about a new round of mass layoffs every week. All of this is a lot to keep up with, and if you’re confused about what it all means, how you should feel about it, and what you should do with your money, you are not alone. On today’s episode, we take a step back and look at the big picture of what’s happened so far with the economy this year and what could happen next with journalist Catherine Rampell. In Mailbag, we answer questions about paying income taxes when you move and tips for negotiating a settlement and spousal support when life feels unpredictable. In our money tip of the week: Is 2023 the right year to buy a home? The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation, and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Thanks to our other sponsor for this episode, Athletic Greens. Go to athleticgreens.com/hermoney to get a free 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Thank you to our other sponsor for this show, Monarch Money, a more modern way for women and couples to manage their finances. Monarch will help you monitor all of your accounts, transactions, and investments in one place — and help you collaborate with a partner on your terms. As a HerMoney Podcast listener, you’ll receive 10% off your annual plan when you use the code HERMONEY at sign-up. Head to monarchmoney.com/hermoney to try Monarch today. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/202346 minutes, 41 seconds
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Bonus: The Psychology of Planning Ahead, With Professor Hal Hershfield

We all know the simple rules to make sure we are preparing for our future selves at 70 or 80: spend less than you make, build up an emergency fund, set aside money for retirement, and invest the rest. But how do we picture that person when there are so many things grabbing our attention right now? Our guest today, Hal Hershfield, has a new book called “Your Future Self: How to Make Tomorrow Better Today,” and he found that the key to sticking to our goals is being able to imagine our future selves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/202336 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 376: Eat Better, Save More Money on Food With Nutritionist Ellie Krieger

Meal planning and grocery shopping for the week used to be a great way to eat healthy and save money, but every week prices seem to be going up. How do you plan for meals that are good for you, don’t take hours of prep, and don’t break the bank? Our guest today Ellie Krieger shows us how easy it is to whip up healthy, simple meals that feel gourmet in 20 minutes or less. In Mailbag, we answer questions about the next steps to take after a layoff and the pros and cons of starting a small business. In our money tip of the week, we discuss the cost of taking your furry friend to the emergency vet. Check out Ellie's breakfast strata recipe, plus tons of other free and easy recipes on her website. Thanks HelloFresh for sponsoring this episode. Go to HelloFresh.com/HERMONEY16 and use code HERMONEY16 for 16 free meals plus free shipping! Thank you to Healthy Paws Pet Insurance for sponsoring this episode. Visit healthypawspetinsurance.com/hermoney to get an instant quote and take the first step to protect your furry best friend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/202348 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 375: Using Your Power For Good With Former IBM CEO Ginni Rometty

More and more consumers care that a brand's values align with their own, and they’re willing to change their shopping habits if that isn’t the case. They also expect company CEOs to weigh in on conversations about the economy, wage inequality, climate change, and discrimination. But how exactly do workers, leaders, and businesses as a whole create meaningful change in the workplace and beyond? Former IBM CEO Ginni Rometty has spent her career answering that question, and she joins us to share her advice. In Mailbag, we tackle questions about saving for early retirement and the benefits of investing in a 403(b). In our money tip of the week, we break down how to get started with estate planning.  The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation, and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Thanks to our other sponsor for this episode, Athletic Greens. Go to athleticgreens.com/hermoney to get a free 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/202358 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 374: How To Fix Our Retirement System, With Economist Ben Harris

America’s retirement system is out of date, and there are currently millions of retirees who don’t have enough saved. It’s clear we need a plan — not just for our own retirements, but for our nation — because we all deserve to feel financially secure in the next chapter of our lives. Ben Harris, former assistant secretary for economic policy at the U.S. Treasury Department, joins us to break down what’s wrong with America’s retirement system, what policymakers and employers can do to fix it, and how women can better prepare for their financial futures. In Mailbag, we answer questions about saving money in the event of a divorce and determining your budget for a new home. In our money tip of the week, how to make remote work relationships work. The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation, and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Thank you to our other sponsor for this show, Monarch Money, a more modern way for women and couples to manage their finances. Monarch will help you monitor all of your accounts, transactions, and investments in one place — and help you collaborate with a partner on your terms. As a HerMoney Podcast listener, you’ll receive 10% off your annual plan when you use the code HERMONEY at sign-up. Head to monarchmoney.com/hermoney to try Monarch today. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/202349 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 373: Your Ultimate Guide to Confidence With Auctioneer Lydia Fenet

Confidence is a tricky word for women — we’re told to lean in and be assertive to get what we want, but if we lean in too hard, we come off as inauthentic and bossy. How can we learn to fully own our confidence, while still being true to ourselves? Auctioneer Lydia Fenet, Christie’s ambassador and author of “Claim Your Confidence,” has spent her career searching for the answer — and she’s here to share it with us now. In Mailbag, we answer questions about turning a hobby into a business and what to expect from working with a financial planner. In our money tip of the week: how to invest during a recession. The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation, and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Thanks to our other sponsor for this episode, Athletic Greens. Go to athleticgreens.com/hermoney to get a free 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/202351 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 372: Career Transition In Four Steps With Joanne Lipman

At some point in our lives, we all experience a wake-up call about whether we’re going in the right direction. Millions experienced that wake-up call in the aftermath of the pandemic — and in today’s strong job market, many people are still looking for that new sense of purpose in their careers. Joanne Lipman, former editor-in-chief of USA Today, has interviewed hundreds of people who have made major pivots and turned their insights into her latest book: “Next! The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work.” Joanne joins us to share the best strategies for moving into your next career, from learning to trust your gut instinct to finding an “expert companion” who can help you understand your strengths. In Mailbag, we answer questions about the best way to invest an inheritance and whether you should adjust your salary expectations after a layoff. In our money tip of the week: why you should delete your credit card info from online shopping websites. The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation, and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Thanks HelloFresh for sponsoring this episode. Go to HelloFresh.com/HERMONEY16 and use code HERMONEY16 for 16 free meals plus free shipping! Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/202345 minutes, 35 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #43: Love + Money: Do They Really Mix?

We’ve heard from many of our listeners lately who are wrestling with some big questions around relationships and money. Specifically, questions around fairness, competing priorities, and how to share your money in a way that works for both of you! We’re tackling them all with CFP Natalie Taylor, Head of Financial Advice at Monarch Money. Listen in as we dive into questions on buying a home together, talking to your partner about money, saving for retirement, and what it means to "keep score" in a relationship financially. As a HerMoney Podcast listener, you’ll receive 10% off your annual plan when you use the code HERMONEY at sign-up. Head to monarchmoney.com/hermoney to try Monarch today. The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation, and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/202335 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 371: Everyone’s Hiring — Why Can’t You Find A Job? With Career Coach Eliana Goldstein

We’re in the strongest job market in years — so why doesn’t it feel that way? We’ve heard from all of you that it’s still not easy to get the job you want right now, despite strong hiring numbers and low unemployment. If you’re struggling to land interviews after dozens of applications — or even getting ghosted by hiring managers — this episode’s for you. Career coach Eliana Goldstein is here to unpack the job market and dispense advice about what you really need to do to stand out as an applicant, from finding the right job opportunities to brushing up your resume. In Mailbag, we answer questions about paying off credit card debt and protecting yourself against identity theft. In our money tip of the week: how to split finances in a relationship.  The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation, and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Thanks to our other sponsor for this episode, Athletic Greens. Go to athleticgreens.com/hermoney to get a free 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to advertise on our podcast, and to learn more about Airwave, head to www.airwavemedia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/202349 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 370: Donna Kelce, Mom Of Two Super Bowl Stars, On Raising Successful Kids

This past February, Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles and Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs made history as the first brothers to compete against each other in the Super Bowl. You’d think they’d be the biggest story to come out of the game, but their mom Donna Kelce stole the spotlight with her split-colored jersey — red for the Chiefs in the front, green for the Eagles in the back — and her unwavering support for her sons. In this special Mother’s Day episode, Donna joins us to talk about her life and career, what it was like to raise two competitive kids, and her most useful pieces of parenting advice. In Mailbag, we answer questions about saving for your kids and negotiating salary. In our money tip of the week — how to haggle for discounts on rent, bills, and more.  The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation, and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/202354 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep 369: How To Spot A Scam With Tech Expert Kim Komando

You think you'd never fall for a scam ... until it happens to you. Financial fraud peaked during the pandemic, and new advances in AI mean it's only gotten more sophisticated since. Tech expert Kim Komando joins us to talk about why scams draw so many people in, how to know if you're being scammed, and what you can do to protect yourself. In Mailbag, we answer questions about refinancing student loans and the difference between an index fund and an ETF. Our money tip of the week: how to teach your kids about money. The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation, and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202354 minutes, 12 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #42: Your Questions About Divorce And Money With Rhonda Noordyk

Divorce can be an intense and exhausting process, especially for women and their finances. That’s why it’s so important to gather as much knowledge as you can going in — and HerMoney is here to help. You’ve been sending us your divorce-related questions, and we answer them in this Mailbag episode. Joining us is Rhonda Noordyk, a certified divorce financial analyst and CEO of the Women’s Financial Wellness Center, which provides consultations and classes to women considering or going through divorce. We tackle questions about paying an attorney’s retainer, keeping the house in an acrimonious divorce, restarting your career after being a stay-at-home parent, and more.  The HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast is sponsored by Edelman Financial Engines. The podcast team and its host are neither employees nor clients of EFE, however, the show does receive fixed compensation, and is a paid endorser and therefore has an incentive to endorse EFE and its planners. To learn more about the sponsorship, please visit PlanEFE.com/HerMoney.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/28/202333 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 368: Why a Linear Career Path Is Dead (And What To Do Instead)

A core step to building wealth is creating a diversified investment portfolio. But when it comes to our jobs, we often do the exact opposite — we‘re told to specialize and stick to a single career or industry until we make it to the top. But what if that’s not possible anymore? Entrepreneur and Harvard Business School lecturer Christina Wallace joins us to talk about how the job market has changed, and why it’s so important to diversify our skill sets beyond our 9-to-5. In Mailbag, we answer questions about buying a house in a HCOL area and saving for multiple goals at once. In Thrive, how pets can improve your mental health. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/202348 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 367: Navigating Workplace Conflict

Being talked over by your manager? Dealing with a coworker who won’t pull their weight? So many of the problems we face at work have to do with communication. In this episode, we dive into tips and tricks for navigating tricky, tense, or downright awkward workplace conversations. Helping us is Jenn Whitmer, a leadership expert and Enneagram coach who helps companies solve conflict and build better relationships. In Mailbag, we answer questions about paying off car loans and juggling different financial priorities. In Thrive, Denise Piazza of One Street Capital joins us to share the top 5 tax secrets of the super wealthy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202352 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 366: Let Go Of Financial Stress, Shame, And Guilt

You can’t talk about money without talking about emotions — and the emotions we associate with money conversations usually aren’t so great. Fear and guilt often prevent us from enjoying our money, being proactive, and building a solid financial future. How can we get to the root of these feelings and learn to connect money with happiness? Lawyer and financial expert Scarlett Cochran is here to help us answer those questions. In Mailbag, we talk about whether to keep or sell a house after divorce. In Thrive, how to travel for cheap.
4/12/202341 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep 365: Credit Cards 101: How To Get Out Of Debt

Credit card debt is at a record high. If you’re struggling to pay down your balance, you’re not alone — and we’ve got an expert in the house to help. Personal finance reporter Jennifer Streaks joins us to share everything you need to know about credit cards, how to use them responsibly, and what you can do to pay off your debt as quickly as possible. We also discuss tips for building and maintaining great credit. In Mailbag, we answer questions about transitioning to Medicare and HSAs versus FSAs. In Thrive, easy food swaps to save money during inflation.
4/5/202344 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 364: Quit: When Walking Away Is The Best Thing

Many of us grew up hearing, “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” But when it comes to a toxic job or bad investment, quitting can be the absolute best choice — as long as you do it right. Former professional poker player Annie Duke built her career on knowing when to hold and when to fold. She joins us to talk about why it’s so crucial for us to be able to cut our losses, and how we can make that decision with confidence. In Mailbag, we discuss the best ways to stash our savings.
3/29/202346 minutes, 54 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #41: Your Tax Filing Questions, Answered

Tax day is just around the corner, and we’ve got tax expert Robbin Caruso here to answer all of your biggest questions. We hear from one listener who’s wondering whether state stimulus checks count as taxable income, and another who isn’t sure if she needs to pay quarterly taxes. We also tackle questions about changing your filing status on your W-4, and tax strategies to keep in mind when using a 529 college savings plan.
3/24/202327 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 363: The Money Reset You Need

Since the start of the pandemic, a record number of people have undergone a “great money reset” — they’ve quit their jobs, changed careers, retired early, or started new businesses. So, how do we make these changes happen financially? CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger joins us to break down how you can do your own great money reset by analyzing your money, curbing your spending, and throwing financial assumptions out the window. In Mailbag, we answer questions about estate planning and working as an independent contractor. In Thrive, the secret money habits of super savers.
3/22/202347 minutes, 46 seconds
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Bonus: Lessons Learned from the Collapse of Silicon Valley Bank

We all assume that our money is safe in our bank accounts, but what happens when it’s not? Peter Polson, CEO of budgeting spreadsheet company Tiller Money — which had almost all of its funds stored at Silicon Valley Bank — joins us to talk about his experience navigating the recent crisis. Plus, he shares the top lessons individuals should take from the bank’s failure, including ways we can all better protect ourselves from financial instability.
3/16/202328 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 362: Life's Biggest Money Regrets (And How To Avoid Them)

Have you ever thought about what you might regret at the end of your life? What if there was a way to know what those regrets are right now? Hospice doctor Jordan Grumet has heard firsthand from his patients about what they wish they’d done differently, and he’s published those insights in his book, “Taking Stock.” Jordan joins us to talk about how we can all achieve a fulfilling and regret-free life, and how we can use money as a tool to help us get there. In Mailbag, we answer questions about organizing financial documents and finding a financial advisor. In Thrive, free tax tips for 2023.
3/15/202351 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #40: How to Prepare for Pet Expenses

Pets are a part of our families — but they can also be expensive. That’s why we’re here to answer all your questions about budgeting for your furry friends, and we’ve got a pet expert on board to help us. Rob Jackson is the founder and “Chief Pet Protector” at Healthy Paws, a pet insurance plan, and he’s also the creator of the Healthy Paws Foundation. Rob and Jean tackle questions about how to determine a pet’s temperament before you adopt, whether you should set aside savings in advance for unexpected treatments, how pet insurance works for older animals, and more.
3/10/202322 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 361: Money Moves for Gen Z

In this episode, we’re tackling personal finance for Gen Z, a generation that’s new to the working world and getting ready to shake up the economy. Gen Z financial adovocate Taylor Price joins us to break down the biggest money challenges facing her generation (hello, crypto and FOMO), and she also shares her tips for gaining financial knowledge and independence. In Mailbag, we answer questions about investing in crypto and the best way to pay for a car. In Thrive, how to invest in your health.
3/8/202343 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 360: Why You Should Talk About Money With Your Friends

No, money conversations aren’t always easy — but they are always important. On this week’s episode we’re talking about all things friendship and money — which are two very complicated topics that get even more complicated when we throw them together. Jen Smith and Jill Sirianni, co-hosts of the Frugal Friends Podcast, break down how we can talk money with our BFFs, and why we should be doing more of it. In mailbag, we cover backdoor Roths and RMDs, and in Thrive, how to sell your stuff for cash. 
3/1/202343 minutes, 21 seconds
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Bonus: Essential Tax Tips for 2023

We’re officially in the middle of tax season, and this year's filing deadline of Tuesday, April 18th will be here before we know it. Tax expert and CPA Robbin Caruso of Prager Metis International joins us to discuss the biggest changes to the tax code over the past year, the most common mistakes she sees people make on their returns, and strategies to make your tax prep as successful and stress-free as possible.
2/24/202336 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 359: Resilience, Determination, Grit: Lessons from a Paralympic Athlete

We’re joined by an expert in hard work and endurance — Paralympian Oksana Masters, who has competed (and won) against the best of the best in rowing, cross-country skiing, cycling, and the biathlon. The 17-time Paralympic medalist shares her journey to becoming one of the world’s leading athletes, the obstacles she’s encountered along the way, and her advice for how all of us can build resilience in our own careers. In Mailbag, we read a note from an audiologist on the importance of hearing health and answer a question about solo 401(k)s. In Thrive, everything you need to know as a first-time homebuyer.
2/22/202337 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep 358: The Psychology Behind Our Shopping Habits

The phrase “limited time only” lights up our brains and causes us to spend money when we otherwise wouldn’t. That’s because we can’t stand to lose out on a good deal — even when it risks our budgets. Marketing and psychology expert Dr. Mindy Weinstein breaks down the science behind our impulse purchases and the marketing tactics that businesses use to open our wallets. Listen to learn how to resist buying into the latest trends — and how to use marketing to your own advantage. In Mailbag, we answer questions about long-term care and part-time work. In Thrive, how to stop paying the pink tax.
2/15/202353 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 357: How Couples Can Fight Fairly About Money

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we’re bringing you a special episode about money and relationships. Specifically, we’re tackling how and why couples argue about money. Couples therapist Elizabeth Earnshaw stops by to give us her insight on how couples can talk through conflicts and achieve their financial milestones together. In Mailbag, we answer questions about separate versus joint financial accounts in a relationship, and how couples can get on the same page about retirement. In Thrive, the best budgeting tips for your 30s.
2/8/202347 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 356: Is America’s Workaholism Really Cured?

Post pandemic, many of us have taken a hard look at our jobs and realized that the relationship wasn’t exactly healthy. As a result, we’ve fought for some amazing changes, including higher salaries and greater flexibility. But how do we make those changes last in the midst of layoffs and an upcoming recession? Journalist Helaine takes us through the past, present, and future of work in America, and how we can keep pushing for workers’ rights. In Mailbag, we tackle questions on thrifty wedding planning and what to do after checking all the financial “boxes.” In Thrive, the best budgeting tips for your 20s.
2/1/202346 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 355: Why a Recession Shouldn’t Hold Back Your Career

It’s becoming more and more likely that a recession will hit sometime this year. For some, that might mean pay cuts, hiring freezes, or layoffs. How can you continue to develop your career during a less forgiving job market? Lauren McGoodwin, founder of career building site Career Contessa, joins us to discuss how to tell whether your company is struggling in the current economy, how to prepare if you suspect layoffs are coming, and what steps to take to make your job search successful. In Mailbag, we answer a question about managing a lump sum retirement payout. In Thrive, the difference between investing and trading.
1/25/202341 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 354: Protecting Your Finances in a Divorce

Divorce is complicated enough, but inflation and rising interest rates have made the process even more expensive. And given that women are more likely than men to struggle financially post-divorce, we have to be more strategic about protecting our money. Divorce attorney Lisa Zeiderman joins us to discuss everything we need to know about divorce in 2023, from prenups to spousal support. In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who wants to declutter her house. In Thrive, 4 things to know about taxes in 2023. HerMoney is still conducting its annual Podcast Listener Survey. Take 8 minutes to help make our podcast better, and get the chance to score prizes!
1/18/202347 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 353: How to Protect Your Mental and Physical Health at Work

We dive into all things women’s health — from periods to abortions to menopause — and why we need to talk about it at work. Joining us is Joy Altimare, the Chief Revenue Officer of healthcare provider EHE Health. We get real about how much paid parental leave you should ask for, how companies should support employees who need abortions, why burnout is a women’s issue, and more. In Mailbag, we talk about alternatives to 529s and how to break out of a cycle of debt. In Thrive, 4 healthcare expenses you shouldn’t cut, even during a recession. HerMoney wants to hear from you! Take 8 minutes to fill out our Podcast Listener Survey, and get the chance to score gift cards and HerMoney merch.
1/11/202355 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 352: Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 Economy

2022 was an economic rollercoaster. With stocks down, interest rates up, and inflation still hitting our wallets, where do we go from here? Award-winning economist Diane Swonk joins us to share her top financial takeaways from 2022 and her predictions for the new year. In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who contributes to her boyfriend’s mortgage, but doesn’t share official ownership of his house. In Thrive, how to get your finances organized in the new year. HerMoney wants to hear from you! Take 8 minutes to fill out our Podcast Listener Survey, and get the chance to score gift cards and HerMoney merch.
1/4/202346 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 351: Diversity, Inclusion, and the Future of Tech With Ellen Pao

A decade ago, Ellen Pao sparked the #MeToo movement in the tech industry when she filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. Since then, she’s worked to make tech a better place for women and people of color. Hear Ellen reflect on the industry's progress with diversity, why meritocracy in the workplace is a harmful myth, and how companies and employees in any field can make their workplaces more inclusive. In Mailbag, we hear from a listener whose parents are struggling to handle their finances because of memory issues. In Thrive, how to refresh your resume for 2023. HerMoney is conducting its annual Podcast Listener Survey. Take eight minutes to help make the podcast better, and get the chance to score gift cards and HerMoney merch!
12/28/202244 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 350: Lines Around The Block: The Most Popular Cookie For 27 Years

Levain cookies are some of the most sought-after treats in the country today, and if you haven’t stood in a line around the block to get them fresh out of the oven in New York City, chances are you’ve had them shipped to your door. This week we’re sitting down with founders Pam Weekes and Connie McDonald, who started Levain Bakery 27 years ago. They tell us about their journey, their product, and what it looks like to run and grow a successful bakery. We know you'll love their sweet story as much as we do!
12/23/202247 minutes, 26 seconds
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Bonus: Holiday Tipping 101

The holiday season is an amazing opportunity to show gratitude to all of the important people in your life. That's one reason why it can be a great time to bump up your tipping to the people who provide services that you depend on every day. But who do you tip? How much do you give for different services? Is it better to tip through cash, card, or even Venmo? And should we be tipping more because of inflation? Barbara Sloan, founder of Tipped Finance, weighs in on all. Take our annual podcast survey to give your feedback and be entered to win prizes!
12/23/202223 minutes, 11 seconds
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Bonus: Charitable Giving 101

The holiday season is the perfect time to express gratitude for our loved ones and communities. (HerMoney is grateful for you!) Another part of that celebration is donating to our favorite charities. Two nonprofit experts join us to break down everything we need to know about giving back. Valerie Jones is a Certified Fundraising Executive who has spent 25+ years raising money for nonprofits. Adam Nash is the CEO of Daffy, a nonprofit that helps people donate through its donor-advised fund. They show us how to prioritize our giving for the biggest impact, donate our money in a tax-advantaged way, encourage others to give, and more.
12/16/202239 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 349: From Buyer Beware to Buyer Aware

Sometimes it can feel like we don’t have a lot of power to make the economy a fairer place. A few dozen large corporations control most of what we buy, and it can feel impossible to demand change when things go wrong. Marta Tellado, president and CEO of Consumer Reports, wants to put the power back in consumers’ hands. She tells us about the predatory business practices we should all be aware of, how we can protect ourselves, and why it’s important to take collective action. In Mailbag, we answer questions about 529s and disability insurance. In Thrive, how to go green during the holidays.
12/14/202255 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 348: The Rising Cost of Healthcare & How To Manage

It’s open enrollment season, which means now is the perfect time to take a closer look at how much you’re spending on healthcare, and see if there are better ways to save. The research shows that medical expenses have been rising for years, but we typically underestimate how much we’re paying. Synchrony Health & Wellness CEO Beto Casellas, helps us break down all of our options for saving on healthcare — from HSAs and FSAs to healthcare financing. In Mailbag, we answer questions about managing a family member’s mortgage and finding a forensic accountant. And in Thrive, the results of our latest State of Women 2022 study.
12/7/202248 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep. 347: Making (Shelf) Space for Black-Owned Businesses

One of the most powerful ways to create social change is to do it with your wallet. And that’s why, on this HerMoney episode, we’re talking about how to support Black-owned businesses this holiday season. Joining us is LaToya Williams-Belfort, the executive director of the Fifteen Percent Pledge, which has called on retailers to dedicate 15% of their purchasing power to Black-owned businesses. We discuss what it really means for companies to support racial justice, and how consumers can continue to invest in Black entrepreneurs into 2023. In Mailbag, we answer questions about I-bonds and teaching investing to the next generation. In Thrive, a beginner’s guide to donor-advised funds.
11/30/202248 minutes, 49 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #39: Inflation & Layoffs

Few things can impact our budgets and our financial lives quite like layoffs and inflation. This week, we’re tackling all your questions on how to manage during lean times. We address how to “beat” inflation, what to do if you know your company is headed for layoffs, whether or not our household spending impacts inflation, and how best to assist an elderly parent on a fixed income. Email us your questions for Jean at [email protected]!
11/24/202229 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep. 346: How An NFL Linebacker Manages Money

In many ways, our jobs define us. Which can be a powerful thing. But at some point, we all have to create an identity that’s bigger than a job title. And nobody has done that better than our guest for this episode. Brandon Copeland is an NFL veteran, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and college professor. Listen in as Brandon and Jean chat about life as a professional athlete, how he juggles multiple careers, and why personal finance for all is his passion. In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who’s worried about losing salary gains in the upcoming recession. In Thrive, a financial checklist for your first pet.
11/23/202248 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep 345: Why Women Business Leaders are Good for Companies — and the World

For women, the path to becoming a successful business leader is filled with systemic barriers. But some of the most innovative companies are led by women — Stitch Fix, Feeding America, and Ellevest, just to name a few. How do these women do it, and what can we learn from them? CNBC reporter Julia Boorstin looked at the data and interviewed more than 60 female executives on what sets them apart. We talk with her about why female leaders are often better at expressing empathy, navigating stressful situations, instilling their companies with purpose, and more. In Mailbag, we answer questions about purchasing I-bonds and tackling wealth inequality. In Thrive, everything you need to know about cover letters.
11/16/202242 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 344: Retire with Wealth, Health, and Purpose

Retirement is about more than just putting your feet up. It’s about finding fulfillment. How should you prepare your finances, your health, and your social network so you can take advantage of all that retirement has to offer? And how should women in particular plan for their later years? Maddy Dychtwald, co-founder of Age Wave, shares her insights on what it really means to be happy and healthy in old age — and how we can all get there. In Mailbag, we answer questions about pension plans and raise negotiations. In Thrive, tips for getting your small business off the ground.
11/9/202252 minutes
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Ep 343: How to Protect Yourself From Online Harassment

We spend so much time on social media nowadays, and none of us are strangers to online harassment. But research shows that online abuse is getting worse. What can we do to protect ourselves? Software engineer Tracy Chou built an app called Block Party to help victims of online harassment take back control. She tells us about her journey creating a tech company that protects the voices of women and minorities, and she also shares helpful tips for securing your privacy online. In Mailbag, we tackle a question about managing finances with a rental property. And in Thrive, what to delete from your resume.
11/2/202246 minutes, 34 seconds
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Bonus: How to Change Your Money Habits

Changing our spending and saving habits is easier said than done. How do we actually stick to it? Jean has partnered with financial coaches Patrice Washington and Louis Barajas to answer that very question on a new show called Opportunity Knock$, where the trio works with families across the U.S. to overcome their financial challenges. In this episode, Jean talks with Patrice and Louis about their experiences on the show, the systemic barriers to financial knowledge, and how we can all lean on our communities to help us with our money goals.
10/27/202235 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 342: The Past, Present, and Future of Investing

It’s been another volatile few weeks in the markets, and we’re all seeing a lot of red. But history is on our side. Bob Pisani, Senior Markets Correspondent for CNBC, joins us to discuss investing pitfalls and shares some of the most common mistakes that he’s seen investors make over the years. Bob tells us what facts and numbers he focuses on to measure how well the markets are doing, and tells us why he prefers the “boring” investments to the “exciting” ones. In Mailbag, we hear from a listener being paid in crypto, and one launching a small business. In Thrive, advice for travelers with a layover.
10/26/202255 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 341: From Quiet Quitting to a Job You Love

Are you feeling stuck in your job, but don’t know how to move on? Don’t just quiet quit. You deserve a career that gives you purpose, and our guest today can help you find it. Elizabeth Pearson is an executive career coach who helps women navigate job changes, succeed in male-dominated fields, and launch their own companies. We talk about how to recognize career confinement, why you owe it to yourself to take risks, and how you can use mindfulness to feel less stressed and more confident at work. In Mailbag, we tackle questions about Social Security taxes and finding a financial advisor. In Thrive, how to save on your next hotel stay.
10/19/202239 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 340: What Pop Finance Gets Right and Wrong

Personal finance isn’t one-size-fits-all. When it comes to managing our money, when does it make sense to look at data, and when might emotions or life experience matter more? Yale finance professor James Choi put this question to the test in his newest research, when he compared the advice given by economists to the advice given in bestselling personal finance books. What he found may surprise you. In Mailbag, one listener shares her struggles with selling her car. Another asks how much she would pay in capital gains tax on a home sale. In Thrive, how to negotiate a longer parental leave.
10/12/202244 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 339: The Gender Pay Gap, Revisited

Women have been fighting for equal pay for more than a century, but the gender wage gap is far from old news. It’s still around, and there’s still more to learn about it. What do we need to know to close the gap, once and for all? We talk about the latest research with Lauren Weber, a Wall Street Journal reporter and co-author of a new study about the gender pay gap. In Mailbag, we answer questions about retirement savings benchmarks, and how much you should pay for a financial advisor. In Thrive, how to reduce costs as a wedding guest.
10/5/202253 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 338: Inside the Mind of a Good Manager

The Great Resignation won’t be over any time soon. Workers are still leaving their jobs for better opportunities, and companies have to step up to retain talent. There’s no better moment than now to look at managers. What role do they play in workplace culture, and how can they make their companies better? We’re diving into those questions with Jim Edwards, author of “Say Thank You for Everything: The Secrets of Being a Great Manager.” In Mailbag, we talk about the practicalities of filing for divorce, and how to restructure your investment portfolio for retirement. And in Thrive, how much it really costs to own a pet.
9/28/202248 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 337: How to Negotiate Fearlessly

Women face systemic challenges when it comes to negotiations in the workplace, but we also often don’t realize our inner strengths. All of us have the power to be great negotiators, and we don’t have to pretend to be tough while doing it, either. Wharton negotiation professor Mori Taheripour joins us to discuss the misconceptions people have about negotiations, and shows us how we can succeed more by being collaborative and true to ourselves. In Mailbag, we answer questions about creating a nest egg for your child and reopening a divorce case from years ago. And in Thrive, how to make your money last in retirement.
9/21/202246 minutes, 33 seconds
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Bonus: Fine Wine on a Budget

When we’re shopping for wine, we all want to get the highest-quality bottle that won’t break the bank. But how do we know what to look for? Sommelier Victoria James is here to tell us all of her wine hacks, from which regions offer the greatest steals to how we should pair wine with food for the best experience. Sit back, relax with your own glass, and listen in!
9/16/202224 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 336: Investing by Women, for Women

Investing can feel overwhelming, especially in today’s market — but HerMoney’s got you covered. Tune in to hear about InvestingFixx, an investing club for women led by Jean and Karen Finerman, CEO and co-founder of Metropolitan Capital Advisors. In this special preview episode, Jean and Karen break down how to invest for long-term gains, and what strategies we should use to pick individual stocks. In Mailbag, we answer questions about how to teach investing to your kids, and what to do if you have limited savings at retirement age. In Thrive, how to let go of productivity guilt.
9/14/202248 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 335: Speak Up: How to Call Out Gender Bias in the Workplace

Sexism in the workplace isn’t always in-your-face. What do you do when discrimination is subtle, but still harmful to your career? We talk about gender-based microaggressions and how companies can create a better work culture with Katie Lacey and Lori Tauber Marcus, authors of “You Should Smile More: How to Dismantle Gender Bias in the Workplace.” In Mailbag, we help a father give financial advice to his daughters, and we offer tips to another listener on negotiating benefits at a new job. In Thrive, how to protect yourself from inflation.
9/7/202246 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 334: Ambition Is Not a Dirty Word

Working moms are the backbone of our families and the economy, but plenty of moms still feel guilty for focusing on their careers. We talk with Lara Bazelon, a law professor and mom of two kids, about how career-focused women can be great mothers and role models for their children. In Mailbag, Scotty Reiss of A Girls Guide to Cars pops in to answer questions about selling used cars and new electric vehicle credits. And in Thrive, where to recycle your clothes for cash.
8/31/202251 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep 333: Data-Proven Ways to Build Wealth

We’re all worried about the market right now, but during times of uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to take a breath and look at the data. We’re diving deep into the facts and figures driving the economy with Nick Maggiulli, data scientist and author of Just Keep Buying: Proven Ways to Save Money and Build Your Wealth. In Mailbag, we tackle questions on downsizing your home after a divorce, and what to do after receiving an unexpected inheritance. In Thrive, our best tips for holiday shopping during an inflationary period.
8/24/202249 minutes, 6 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #38: Entrepreneurship 101

We’re diving into your questions about starting and growing your business—and who better to answer those questions than Amy Errett, founder of Madison Reed and a four-time entrepreneur. Tune in to hear Jean and Amy answer questions about determining how much your business is worth, and saving for retirement while you’re investing in your company. We also talk about the best ways to invest in a friend’s business, and how to hire your first employee.
8/19/202232 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 332: Walking the Salary Transparent Street

Do you know how much your boss earns? What about the coworker sitting right next to you? The answer is probably “no.” Hannah Williams is trying to change that. The influencer and creator of the Salary Transparent Street video series joins us to talk about the benefits of pay transparency and the ways we can incorporate it into our own lives. In Mailbag, we discuss salary negotiation and pivoting careers. In Thrive, how to pick the best pet insurance for your furry friend.
8/17/202250 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep 331: Investing During A Recession

There’s a question everyone’s asking: “Where should I put my money?” Because not only do we want to make sure our money will be there for us when we need it, we also want to know our money is doing good. Loretta McCarthy, Co-CEO and Managing Partner of Golden Seeds, joins us to discuss what smart investors do during an economic downturn, and how we can invest in companies that we can be proud of. In Mailbag, we talk investing apps and freezing your credit.
8/10/202246 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 330: Generational Wisdom from Madam CJ

A’Lelia Bundles, the great great granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker, and brand historian for the new haircare company MADAM, joins us to discuss what it’s been like to follow in her great great grandmother's footsteps. We discuss Madam C.J.’s work and the economic impact of her legacy for Black women. We also dish on the truth behind Netflix's “Self Made” and the current state of Black women in business. In Mailbag, we advise on selling a home and buying an electric vehicle. In Thrive, how to balance different spending styles on vacation.
8/3/202251 minutes, 33 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #37: Navigating Your Financial Plan During a Recession

We're tackling all your questions about how to navigate the reality of a volatile market, with Isabel Barrow, Director of Financial Planning at Edelman Financial Engines. We dive into emergency funds and college savings, how to invest when the economy is down, and how hands-off is too hands off when it comes to investing.
7/28/202233 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 329: A First-Generation American On Finding Success

Latina women suffered more than any other demographic during COVID, which is why, when we talk about a “return to normal,” we must discuss ways to build back a more inclusive economy that works for all women. First-generation American Pamela Zapata, founder and CEO of Society 18, joins us to discuss entrepreneurship, why women need to charge more for their services and expertise, and what influencer marketing really looks like for Black and Brown women. In Mailbag, we tackle questions on creating a will when you have no children, and saving for retirement after an illness and a divorce. In Thrive, gardening on a budget.
7/27/202246 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 328: Your Big Money Bet

How can we find safety while also stretching ourselves? How can we take calculated risks, and be more successful when making big money decisions? This week, we learn it all — including how to perfect our poker face — from Jenny Just, one of the few self-made female billionaires in the United States. In Mailbag, we cover where to put retirement funds, and how to save for a niece or nephew. In Thrive, how to host the cheapest summer BBQ (and still have a blast).
7/20/202254 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 327: Having Multiple Income Streams

What does it mean to think in a contrarian way, as it relates to our money, our investments and entrepreneurship? Sometimes doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing is the best way to find success. Codie Sanchez, founder and CEO of Contrarian Thinking talks us through her best philosophies and what it's like to have multiple income streams. In Mailbag, we discuss health insurance and saving for retirement, and in Thrive, why it's time to invest, ASAP.
7/13/202255 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep 326: Higher Returns, Lower Risk

Today men still manage nearly 98% of investment capital, and get 97% of venture capital. Yet when women are financial decision-makers, investments are more profitable, and companies make decisions that better benefit the overall economy. This is the “ XX Edge.” And we're learning about it with Ruth Shaber and Patience Ball, authors of The XX Edge: Unlocking Higher Returns and Lower Risk. In Mailbag, we discuss real estate investing and saving late for retirement. In Thrive, how to find a job that won’t cause you to rage quit.
7/6/202255 minutes, 41 seconds
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Bonus: 10M Downloads, 10M Reasons We Love You

We’re celebrating 10 million downloads of the HerMoney Podcast, and we couldn’t have reached this milestone without you. To celebrate, we’re taking your Mailbag questions with all of the women who helped launch and grow the HerMoney Podcast: Jean Chatzky, Beth O’Connell, Kelly Hultgren and Kathryn Tuggle.
6/30/202242 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 325: The Market, The Economy, and a Recession

We’ve seen markets worldwide tumbling over the last few weeks, with the S&P 500 down by more than 21% since January. But other than “take a breath,” what can we actually do? This week, we tackle what we can control, what nervous investors should be doing, and the best moves to make if you’re just getting started with your investing journey, or looking to invest more in a bear market. We also dive into how we can prepare for another recession if it's coming. In Mailbag, we hear from a teacher wondering how best to invest her pension. And in Thrive, travel rewards credit cards.
6/29/202247 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep 324: Get What You Want

What do you want most for your life and your career, in terms of goals you’ve set for yourself? What about those big goals that seem almost too big — the impossible ones that you only sometimes let yourself dare to dream? Julie Solomon, author of, Get What You Want: How to Go From Unseen to Unstoppable, tells us how to discover what’s holding us back, release limiting belief systems, and approach life from a place of increased confidence and clarity. In Mailbag, how much to save for retirement, and in Thrive, how to stop living paycheck-to-paycheck.
6/22/202249 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 323: Crypto Questions, Answered

We heard from so many of you after our Crypto 101 episode. You had questions. This show is filling in the gaps during a time of volatility in the sector. Is it something we should be investing in? Is there a way to know if you’re buying the next Bitcoin at a low, and you stand to earn millions, or if you’ve just put your money into the next Luna? Shirin Bucknam, co-founder of Crypto Witch Club, joins us to tackle your questions. In Mailbag, we dive into how single people can get an executor for their estate, and questions on SEP IRAs. And in Thrive, what to do in times of market volatility.
6/15/202242 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 322: Fair Pay + Earning More

We’re discussing how to get paid fairly, what to bring to the negotiation table, and what it really takes to earn more. We’re giving you scripts for how to ask for a raise, and how to respond if your request is denied. In Mailbag, we hear from a listener celebrating a big career win, and Jean advises a woman who just started a new job but it’s clearly a terrible fit and a toxic environment. Want to learn more? Sign up for our Let’s Talk Fair Pay Workshop on Tuesday, June 21st, from 1:00-2:00PM EST. You’ll have the opportunity to ask your questions and even role play with Jean and a Payscale negotiation expert!
6/8/202239 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 321: Divorce And Your Money

Women’s household income drops by an average of 41% following a divorce. If you’re going through a separation, today we’re giving you a guide for what may lie ahead — and we’re getting tactical about some of the moves you should be taking to set yourself up for success. We talk about what it really takes to be financially strategic, preventative and knowledgeable. In Mailbag, we advise a listener on buying and selling a home in the era of climate change, and we talk through the advantages and disadvantages of getting married where college aid is considered. And in Thrive, how to talk to your manager about getting a raise.
6/1/202248 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 320: The Four-Day Workweek

We can’t talk about getting women “back to work” without talking about what, exactly, that work needs to look like. Because “work” as we’ve known it for the last 100 years, just wasn’t built for women. Lately, we’ve heard of companies with 4-day workweeks and more flexibility than we could have imagined just a few years ago. But are these changes here to stay, and can you ask for them yourself? Shannan Monson, founder and CEO of NuuWork, weighs in. In Mailbag, we hear from a “millennial in transition” who breaks down her complete financial picture for Jean, and we dive into it all. And in Thrive, a rent vs. buy checklist. 
5/25/202245 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 319: Moving Past Rejection

What do you do when you’re told “no,” when what you really want is a yes? How can we pick ourselves up and move on, and turn our attention to new opportunities, or new people that want us? In this episode, we discuss how to handle rejection, with Jordan Lee Dooley, author of Embrace Your Almost. In Mailbag, we talk about making the most of social security, and helping an elderly parent with their budget. In Thrive, should you pay your parents when they babysit?
5/18/202243 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 318: NFTs 101

What are NFTs? Non-Fungible Tokens. But what does that mean, exactly? We break it all down with Kelly Groehler, co-founder and CEO of Alice Riot.  We tackle your most pressing questions, including: Is it safe to invest in NFTs? Where and how do you buy an NFT? Do you need a special wallet? How do you open one?How do you identify which platforms to use when buying an NFT? How do you identify which NFT to buy?What is the risk? How much money should you start with?  In Mailbag, we tackle 529 college savings plans. And in Thrive, four things you should do before quitting your job.
5/11/202247 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 317: Senator Tammy Duckworth: Mother, Warrior, Senator

A very special discussion on career, motherhood, and so much more with Senator Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War Veteran, Purple Heart recipient and Illinois Senator. She gets candid about her work, her journey into motherhood and special initiatives and legislation. In Mailbag, we answer questions on iBonds, mutual funds and taxes, and adding bonds to your portfolio. In Thrive, what you need to know about student loan scams in 2022.
5/4/202235 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 316: Negotiating Medical Bills

What do you do when you get a medical bill that's more than you can afford? How do you negotiate, settle for less, or get your insurance company to step in and cover more? Today, we’re asking all those questions of Braden Pan, founder and CEO of Resolve, a company that negotiates your medical bills on your behalf, and to date has saved people more than $16 Million. In Mailbag, we talk money optimization tactics and market volatility.
4/27/202249 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 315: The Economics Of Becoming An Influencer

The competition to be seen and heard on social media is fierce. So, what is life really like for an influencer, and how much do they earn? Kris Collins, “KallMeKris” has 43.3 million followers on TikTok, 5.5 million subscribers on YouTube and nearly 2 million followers on Instagram. She weighs in on what it really means to be an “influencer” and what it takes to build a brand using social media,. In Mailbag, we tackle questions on helping a family member choose a career, and the financial steps to take after losing a parent. In Thrive, the best coupon apps to save money when shopping online.
4/20/202240 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep 314: A Feminist Takes On Money

This week we’re talking about money with Rebecca Walker, editor of the book, “Women Talk Money: Breaking The Taboo.” Listen in as Jean and Rebecca talk money trauma, reimagining our relationships with money, financial lessons, and the gender and racial wealth gaps. In Thrive, we discuss the best books and educational sources for retirement, and in Thrive, the red flags women should look out for when job hunting.
4/13/202241 minutes, 11 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #36: Retirement 101

This week, we’re tackling your retirement questions, with certified financial planner Rose Niang. We talk about selling property vs. becoming a landlord, relocating to a cheaper part of the country, how to save when you’re starting late, and a Roth 403b vs. a Roth IRA. If you have a question you’d like Jean to tackle on an upcoming episode, please reach out to us at [email protected].
4/8/202227 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 313: Redefining Power In Corporate America

Women — particularly women of color — are often asked to conform and perform in very specific ways in order to be accepted or taken seriously. It’s exhausting. This week, we’re discussing burnout, trauma, and how women of color can be respected for their full spectrum of ideas and perspective they bring to the workforce, with Deepa Purushothaman, author of THE FIRST, THE FEW, THE ONLY: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America. In Mailbag, we take questions on the best options for investing/saving for children’s futures (including 529s) and we discuss backdoor Roth accounts. In Thrive, 10 places you can get birthday freebies.
4/6/202242 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 312: How To Make Friends As An Adult

Forging new friendships. For adults, it can be tough. We’re talking befriending and de-friending, celebrating, apologizing, and everything in-between, with Amy Weatherly and Jess Johnston, authors of the book, “I’ll Be There (But I’ll Be Wearing Sweatpants).” We talk internet friendships, cheap dinner parties, friendship apps, and more. In Mailbag, we tackle questions on annuities and health insurance. And in Thrive, how we blow our wedding budgets (and how to save). 
3/30/202243 minutes, 49 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #35: Launching Financial Grown-Ups

Are you looking to inspire a young adult in your life to become financially responsible and independent? We sit down with Bobbi Rebell, CFP and author of “Launching Financial Grownups” to take your questions. We cover: How to teach your kids to be good with money when you aren’t great yourself, what to say to an adult child who needs financial help when you need to save for your own goals, and how to teach your kids to budget and prioritize money when they have zero interest. If you have a question for Jean, please drop us a line at [email protected]!
3/25/202229 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 311: CEO Lessons With Ursula Burns

Ursula Burns paved the way for so many women — particularly women of color — to gain a seat at the table, and to have our voices heard. She sits down with Jean this week for a candid conversation about career, race, family, and so much more. Ursula is the retired Chairman and CEO of Xerox, the founding Partner of private equity firm Integrum Holdings, and under President Barack Obama, she led the White House national program on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Listen in as Jean and Ursula discuss what it meant for her to climb the ladder in corporate America before many women could even see a path up that ladder for them to climb.
3/23/202247 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 310: Pay Up: The Change Women Need Now

What do women actually need, now, in 2022, to get back into the workforce and have fruitful and meaningful careers and lives? Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code and author of the new book, “Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work” joins us to discuss. (No, we don’t just need to break the glass ceiling — we need to rebuild the foundation of work itself.) In Mailbag, we tackle annuities, and getting a will and trust. And in Thrive, the top financial scams of 2022, and how to avoid them.
3/16/202243 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 309: Mental Health: You Are Not Alone

It’s time we took a critical look at our mental health. If you’re struggling, you are not alone. We chat with Melissa Bernstein, co-founder of toy company Melissa & Doug, and creator of LifeLines, a mental health platform that helps women who are struggling. She gets tactical about how we can truly take care of ourselves, and offers techniques for surviving — and thriving. In Mailbag, we discuss leftover money in a 529 and spending in retirement. In Thrive, what to do if you haven’t been able to save. 
3/9/202251 minutes, 57 seconds
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Bonus: Your Portfolio, War, Inflation & More

In this special on the stock market and the economy, we discuss what's happening on the world stage, and what it means for your money. We take a look at what you need to know about inflation, covid, the situation in the Ukraine, and a possible recession, as it relates to your portfolio, your 401(k), your IRA, your mortgage, your plans to buy a home, and so much more. With Ben Keys, an economist at Wharton.
3/5/202232 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 308: The Change Black Women Need Now

Essential change is needed today for Black women in corporate America. How can we bridge the racial wealth gap and tackle the challenges Black women face in their careers, with retirement, and building wealth? FIRE coach Dr. Lakisha Simmons tells us how we can use this transition period in corporate America to ensure that more Black women are elevated to the C-suite, secure higher salaries, and invest. In Mailbag, we discuss paying down credit card debt before getting married, and how much to save for a new baby. In Thrive, how to invest in art. 
3/2/202249 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 307: Finance For The People

Why does so much financial advice only apply to the wealthy few? It's a question asked (and answered!) by Paco de Leon, founder of The Hell Yeah Group financial firm for creatives, and author of the book, Finance for the People: Getting a Grip on Your Finances. She breaks down the money education we all need today, no matter how much we earn. In Mailbag, we talk about saving in an IRA if you’re unemployed, and finding a fiduciary when you’re already financially savvy. In Thrive, the morning routines of successful CEOs. 
2/23/202251 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 306: Cooking & Food Budget Hacks

It’s time for some excitement in the kitchen, and ideas for how we can create new food favorites — and save money while we’re at it. Leanne Brown, chef and author of bestselling cookbook Good and Cheap breaks down how to eat well on $4.00 a day, and hacks for grocery shopping and preventing food waste. In Mailbag, retirement and savings priorities, and in Thrive, conversations to have before you get married. P.S. If you haven’t already joined the HerMoney Council, we’d love to have you with us!
2/16/202249 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bonus: Dating Apps, Love & Money

If dating apps just haven’t been working for you, you aren't alone. Not only are we spending more time on them than ever, we're also spending more money. So, how can we put our best foot forward to meet someone in 2022, without spending a fortune (and without meeting a Tinder Swindler)? Bela Gandhi, CEO of Smart Dating Academy, breaks down how to meet your perfect match... And to everyone in our HerMoney family, WE <3 YOU!!!  P.S. If you haven’t already joined the HerMoney Council, we’d love to have you with us!
2/14/202234 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 305: Stop! When Doing Less Is The Right Money Move

When we start losing our hard-earned money in the market, we want to put a stop to it. We want to take action. But statistically, we know that investors who stay the course do better over time than those who try to time the markets. Jinny Uppal, author of “IN/ACTION: Rethinking the Path to Results," dishes on why we should stop listening to the voice in our head that tempts us to a default action path. "The belief that ‘I am the one who can control the outcome with my action,’ makes us take more action than is necessary," she says. In Mailbag, we advise a divorced listener on setting up a trust for her son. And in Thrive, how to host a Galentine’s Day party on a budget.  P.S. If you haven’t already joined the HerMoney Council, we’d love for you to join us!
2/9/202249 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 304: Financial Confidence? Sign me up!

What does it mean to be financially confident? What about financially responsible? And how can we do it all during an era when our goals are ever-shifting? Because we all want to become more financially conscious along the way, too. Ashley Feinstein Gerstley, author of Financial Adulting, dishes on all. In Mailbag, we discuss ESPPs and how to set up a trust to ensure that your children get all your money, not your husband’s new spouse. And in Thrive, the couple’s guide to setting 2022 financial goals.  P.S. If you haven’t already joined the HerMoney Council, we’d love for you to join us!
2/2/202246 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 303: Crypto 101

We've got a rundown on everything you wanted to know about investing in Bitcoin (or any other form of cryptocurrency) how to open a Coinbase (or other crypto trading) account, how much to invest, and more. If you're still sitting on the sidelines asking, "Should I?" or "Am I too late?" then this episode is for you. In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who’s son’s “Plan B” college choice turned out to be the BEST decision, and how to adjust 529 allocations during volatile times. In Thrive, how to create a financial vision board. P.S. If you haven’t already joined the HerMoney Council, we’d love for you to join us!
1/26/202246 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 302: Get Hired In 2022 (And Earn More!)

We dig into how you find a new job, how to get paid more for it, how far you can push employers when it comes to flexibility, salary and other perks, and how to write that resignation letter that’s been keeping you up at night. We do it all with Kathryn Minshew, CEO of The Muse. In Mailbag, we talk salary negotiation and refinancing student loans. P.S. Interested in joining our HerMoney Council? If so, you'll become one of our advisors. You'll weigh in on research, events, content, big ideas for our brand — and you'll often have direct lines to the HerMoney team. If interested, please sign up here. If you don't receive a confirmation email, check your spam folder or email [email protected] and we'll get you added. Thanks so much!
1/19/202243 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 301: Think Machiavellian And Win Your Career

During the pandemic, we lost 30 years of progress for women in the workforce. Today, more than 80% of CEOs are male, and women are often "punished" when they ask for a raise. We. Must. Take Action. Stacey Vanek Smith, author of “Machiavelli for Women" is here to help. Her book has been heralded as THE handbook for any woman who is ready to learn how to wield her power unapologetically and finally break that glass ceiling for good. In Mailbag, we talk raises and 401(k)s, ad in Thrive, how to make fast (and cheap!) furniture purchases.
1/12/202248 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 300: This One's For You!

Drumroll, please! Not only is it our first episode of 2022, it also happens to be number 300 in this amazing HerMoney journey that we’ve all been on together since 2016… This week, we're doing a special Mailbag edition where our listeners call in and ask Jean their questions directly! Listen in as Jean advises on retirement and family planning, target date funds and a lost job. P.S. Don't forget to take our listener survey for a chance to win prizes!
1/5/202246 minutes, 29 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #34: A Better Financial New Year

Where do you stand with your financial resolutions, and how can you make 2022 the year you reach your goals? We sit down with Meredith Stoddard, Vice President of Life Events Planning at Fidelity Investments, to answer your top questions, including how to save in an HSA and an emergency fund, getting a new job, asking for a raise, saving for retirement, and more. From all of us at HerMoney, Happy New Year!
12/30/202125 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 299: Turn Your Clutter Into Cash

Ready to get organized and make money? We're walking you room-by-room to decide what’s worth keeping, what should be thrown away, what should be donated, and what should be sold. Professional organizer Anna Bauer walks us all through how to get a perfectly organized closet. In Mailbag, questions on long term care insurance, and on upgrading to an electric SUV.  In Thrive, the foods you should buy in bulk in order to save money. 
12/29/202147 minutes, 46 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #33: Investing For All Your Goals

Wondering how best to invest for life’s myriad short- and long-term goals? Investing the “right” way is a complicated topic, with no single answer. That’s why on this week’s Bonus Mailbag, we tackle your investing questions, with the help of Ryan Viktorin, VP at Fidelity. Jean and Ryan advise listeners on what to do with liquid funds saved for a down payment on a house, selling investments in a taxable account, saving for retirement and more. Got a question for us? Write to us at [email protected]! And please take our listener survey and enter to win $100 gift cards!
12/24/202136 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 298: Doing Well + Doing Good

This week, we're talking about investing for good — investing in the kinds of companies and funds that allow you to earn a profit, but that also have a hand in helping make our world a better place. Many companies are looking to elevate women, they're carbon neutral, and they're fighting the same fight for social justice and change that we are. But where do we even begin? Jean Case, CEO of the Case Impact Network and founder of For What It’s Worth, tells all. In Mailbag, listen closely and you'll hear Jean's adorable new puppy Norman snoozing away... She advises an aspiring homeowner who has been price out of the market, and we check in with a woman who received a negative reception from her benefits provider when she tried to open her IRA. In Thrive, the top trends to watch in sustainable fashion in 2022. 
12/22/202146 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 297: Single Women And Money

Today, the population of single women in the U.S. is 60 million. And while we have buying power, careers, and vibrant lives, in so many cases, single women are just ignored. And often, they get left behind, financially speaking. Jill Gianola, author of “Single Women and Money" tells us how we can work towards a place where single women can achieve all their goals. In Mailbag, how to retire at 55, and how to invest a holiday bonus. In Thrive, the 10 things we can do to combat climate change and save money. 
12/15/202147 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 296: The 90 Day Reset You Need For 2022

As we head into a New Year with high hopes for what it holds, we need goals. We need plans. And we need intention. Teneshia Jackson Warner, founder and CEO of EGAMI Group, tells us how to catapult ourselves from where we are to where we want to be, how to escape the 9-to-5 grind, embrace more risk, start a business, and pursue our biggest and boldest dreams. In Mailbag, we talk about asset allocation, and buying a new home before you sell your old one. In Thrive, ending a car lease early.  Please take our listener survey and enter to win $100 gift cards!
12/8/202152 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 295: Buying Your First Investment Property

This week we’re talking about buying property — specifically, buying your first investment property. We dive into how and where to find your first property, what to look for, what you should know as you search, how much you can expect to spend, and what you need to know about a mortgage. Liz Faircloth, co-founder of the Real Estate InvestHER community explains all (including pitfalls and compromises!) In Mailbag, we discuss financial gifts for a grandchild, and where to put additional savings. In Thrive, how to build confidence. Take our annual listener survey and win a $100 gift card!
12/1/202142 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 294: How To Get Organized For 2022

What would it take for you to finally feel organized, and embody your “most productive self”? Julie Morgenstern, one of the world’s leading experts on organization, productivity and time management discusses home organization, scheduling, new routines, and how to get to a better place with our to-do list in 2022. In Mailbag, we hear from a listener who just got a raise, we advise a listener in NYC on where to put her money, and we do a retirement readiness check for a listener in Hawaii. In Thrive, your 2021 holiday budget.  Take our annual podcast survey and win prizes! We want to hear from you, and know how we can make the show better for you!
11/24/202156 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 293: Inequality, Climate Change + The Jobs Of Tomorrow

The 21st century is going to be the most disruptive period humanity has ever lived through. By 2030, it’s estimated that 30% of all jobs will be impacted by automation, and in the decades to come, we’re going to see vast changes in the economy and in how we work. Brett King, author of “The Rise of Technosocialism" joins us to discuss. In Mailbag, we advise listeners on moving states + selling company stock. In Thrive, the 5 strategies you need for making a tough financial decision.
11/17/202149 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 292: Healing From Racial Trauma In The Workplace

Women of color have long been denied equity in the workplace. Black women face racial trauma that ranges from blatant racism to microaggressions, to being overlooked for the best assignments or projects. Minda Harts, founder and CEO of The Memo, and author of “Right Within” joins us for an important discussion on how we can heal from racial trauma in the workplace. She shares a 5-step plan for addressing trauma, and what it means to be a good manager and ally. In Mailbag, how to pay for your financial planner, and buying a home if you have limited assets in retirement. In Thrive, managing your finances post-divorce.
11/10/202145 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 291: Caregivers Are Overwhelmed. Here’s How To Start Healing

Many caregivers are feeling more overwhelmed than ever as we head into year 2 of the pandemic. 79% of caregivers said that the decision to give their time and energies in such a way has set them back on a variety of fronts, including financial goals, social life, mental health and career. In this week’s episode, we’ve got solutions. Meredith Stoddard, Vice President of Life Events Planning at Fidelity Investments breaks down some of the most challenging things that women are facing, and discusses how we can take steps to lessen our burdens. In Mailbag, we talk making your nieces your beneficiaries, getting a "deed upon death," and benchmark retirement milestones. In Thrive, the new rules of allowances for kids.
11/3/202140 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep 290: Building Your Business During Tough Times

Yes, women lost more jobs than men during the pandemic, but we were also more than twice as likely to start a business than men. If you're looking to prioritize your entrepreneurial vision and find success, this episode is for you. We sit down with Amy Errett, CEO and founder of Madison Reed who who led her team through 130% growth and a 12 times increase in customer demand during the pandemic, without one single layoff. In Mailbag, we tackle a questions on asking parents for money, and what it means to be on track for retirement and family goals. In Thrive, how to lower your stress level.
10/27/202159 minutes, 4 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #32: Financial Advisor 101

We answer all your questions about how to find an advisor, minimums required to work with an advisor, how often you should meet with your advisor, how to "break up" with an advisor, and so much more. We do it all with the help of Pam Krueger, Founder and CEO of Wealthramp. If you have questions for us for an upcoming episode, write to us at [email protected]!
10/25/202126 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 289: Student Loan Strategies

We take a deep dive into student loans, the FAFSA, and the best borrowing strategies. We all have a unique financial situation, and where our kids decide to go to school, and what they decide to study has everything to do with the price tag of their education and their ability to pay down their debt. Thankfully, there are options for everyone, and Christine Roberts, Head of Student Lending at Citizens Bank, helps us break them all down. (Yes, we tackle the all-important “save, spend, or borrow” question!) In Mailbag, we dive into saving for our kids + our own retirement.
10/20/202148 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 288: Investing For Short-Term And Long-Term Goals

What does it mean to invest for the financial goals that we have outside of retirement, and how (and where) can we do more of it? Lorna Kapusta, Head of Women Investors at Fidelity, helps guide us through our questions about the money we'll need in 5, 10 or 15 years time. (Hint: There is a real opportunity cost to not investing.) In Mailbag, Jean advises a listener who is selling her home, and a woman who is wondering if she should have asked for a larger raise. In Thrive, the phrases you should avoid saying in a job interview, and what to say instead.
10/13/202147 minutes, 58 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #31: Saving For College

We're taking a deep dive into all things college + education costs, answering listener questions. (Got a question for us? Email us at [email protected]!) We sit down with Rita Assaf, squad leader for Retirement and College Leadership at Fidelity Investments, to help us tackle all your questions. Jean and Rita discuss: Paying for college while you're in college, making up for lost time if you haven’t been able to save, how to help cover college costs for a niece and nephew, and more.
10/8/202135 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 287: How To Retire Happy

What really makes us happy when it comes to our money? We often talk about the numbers, but what about the joy? Wes Moss, author of What the Happiest Retirees Know, shares what the happiest retirees in the world have in common, and how we can all walk a more joyful path as we age. In Mailbag, we discuss starting to save for retirement in your 40s, and the best resources for young women just starting their financial lives (Hint: Our new HerMoney book, How To Money, is the perfect place to start!) And in Thrive, what to do if you know you’re going to miss a credit card payment.
10/6/202145 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #30: Your IRA Questions, Answered

We dive into all your questions on whether you can be “too IRA focused,” what the truth about backdoor Roths really is, and whether or not you need a “Super Roth.” We also talk about saving in a SEP IRA when you have a full-time job + a side gig, and rolling a 401(k) into an IRA, all with the help of Ed Slott, CPA and author of: The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb. (You may have heard him on Episode 265: IRAs: Everything You Need To Know, and on Bonus Mailbag 26: The Ultimate Guide To IRAs.) If you have questions for an upcoming episode, please write to us at [email protected]!
9/30/202136 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 285: Facing Financial Abuse

This week’s episode tackles the sensitive topic of financial abuse, which may be difficult for some to hear. A staggering 99% of people in abusive relationships experience financial abuse, and this episode is dedicated to ensuring that all our listeners are able to get to a safe and secure place with their money. We sit down with Katie Hood, CEO of The One Love Foundation, and Rebecca, a woman who bravely shares her personal story of the financial abuse she endured, and was eventually able to escape from. We discuss what financial abuse looks like, how to escape, and how to help a friend.
9/29/202146 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep 284: An Insider’s Guide To Cars: Buying & Selling

Are you looking to buy or sell a car? New and used vehicles have increased in price by 30% since the start of the pandemic, and women buy or jointly purchase 85% of all cars. This week, we take a deep dive into all your car questions, whether you're looking to buy new, buy used, or sell, with Scotty Reiss, founder of A Girls Guide to Cars. In Mailbag, we talk about cars damaged in natural disasters, and saving for retirement in your 30s + following the FIRE movement. And in Thrive, how not to get fired from your full-time job because of your side hustle.
9/22/20211 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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Ep 283: The Self Love, Self Worth Connection

This week we dive into all things body positivity, self-love, health and wellness, with Jessamyn Stanley, an internationally acclaimed voice in the wellness space. She’s the author of two books: Every Body Yoga and YOKE: My Yoga of Self Acceptance, which explores issues of self-love, body-positivity, and race. We discuss the intersection of health and money, the pandemic's impact on Black women, and more. In Mailbag, we discuss prioritizing student loans, a 401(k) and emergency fund, and how to invest a $130,000 profit on a home sale. In Thrive, how to save money on travel.
9/15/202152 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 282: Finding Success Without Losing Yourself

“Success” can be a loaded word — the journey there is not always healthy. There are sacrifices. There is burnout. And sometimes big paychecks translate into big headaches. But it’s possible to walk a path to greatness that feeds our soul without crushing it. Brad Stulberg, author of The Practice of Groundedness, shares what a sustainable model for success really looks like. In Mailbag, we talk about saving too much + what to do with your car if you’re moving overseas. In Thrive, how to know if your new job offer is really worth making the jump.
9/8/202153 minutes, 20 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #29: What To Wear: Tailoring, Thrifting and Work Attire

Need a wardrobe refresh? In this week’s bonus Mailbag, we’re dishing on everything that goes into our closets. What should we be looking for at thrift stores? Is tailoring really worth it? What about dry cleaning? And when we head back to the office, what should we be wearing to work? Fashion and beauty expert Jacqui Stafford (who recently joined us for Episode 273: Help! I Have Nothing To Wear) is back to answer all your questions with her practical ‘best girlfriend’ style advice.
9/4/202128 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 281: The Truth About Couples And Money 

44% of couples admit to arguing about money, and 18% of us identify money as our greatest relationship challenge. The truth is, we all need to be talking about our money more — a lot more. Stacey Watson, head of Life Event Planning at Fidelity Investments, shares how couples can get to a better, more empowered place in our relationships. In Mailbag, we discuss how to have a "retirement budget" and paying for private elementary school. In Thrive, why you already have a prenuptial agreement…even if you didn’t sign one.
9/1/202145 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 280: Taking Risks and Making Choices

The reason why risks seem like such a big deal is because we never really know if we’re going to be successful. We might fail. But what if we could approach our risk-taking with a better understanding of what’s required to achieve lasting success? Or with more faith that we could find a silver lining in the face of failure? Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, author of Choose Possibility, offers the ultimate guide to decision-making and risk-taking for anyone who's ever been afraid of making the wrong choice. In Mailbag, where to invest an extra $3,000 a month, and buying a home while earning $48,000. In Thrive, inherited wealth for millennials.
8/25/202153 minutes, 19 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #28: Paying For College + Retirement

How can we ensure a healthy retirement for ourselves + a successful financial start for our children? This Mailbag-only episode is all about college and retirement. We talk 529s, 401(k)s. paying for college as a single mom, life insurance, and what to do if you're facing college bills + retirement in quick succession. If you have a question you'd like Jean to tackle, write to us at [email protected]!
8/23/202127 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 279: Becoming A Boundary Boss: You Can Say No 

How often do you say "yes" to things you don't want to do? We all have our boundaries tested from time to time, but we have to guard our free time and protect our sanity. The good news is, it can be done! Terri Cole, psychotherapist and author of Boundary Boss, helps us all learn how to say “no” when we’re used to saying “yes,” and put up guardrails when we need them. In Mailbag, we look at buying a home when you're planning to move in 3-5 years. In Thrive, a breakdown on tailoring your clothing — is it really worth it, and where do you go?
8/18/202154 minutes
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Ep 278: We're Lonely. Let's Fight It With Friendship.

Even though we're back sharing real-life hugs and kisses instead of just texting digital hearts back and forth, the truth is, we're lonely. 61% of Americans report being lonely, despite the fact that we're all more "connected" now than at any point in history. Adam Smiley Poswolsky, millennial workplace expert, and author of Friendship in the Age of Loneliness: An Optimist’s Guide To Connection, shares how we can meet new people, maintain friendships, and dive deeper into the relationships we love most. In Mailbag, we look at the best accounts to set up for children, and in Thrive, how to create a post-pandemic budget that you can actually stick with. 
8/11/202155 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 277: Earn Your First $100K

What is "rich" to you? How much are you looking to save before you feel "comfortable"? Tori Dunlap, CEO of Her First 100k is dedicated to fighting financial inequality for women, and is here to teach us all how to negotiate, the importance of maxing our Roth IRAs, and how to budget without depriving ourselves of what we love. In Mailbag, we break down how to fill out the FAFSA with your ex-husband, and the need to have a fiduciary listed in your will for ease of distributing your estate. In Thrive, what NOT to do if you win or inherit money. 
8/4/202154 minutes, 56 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #27: Mortgages, Rental Income And Recasting A Loan

Whether you’re planning on buying, selling, renting a property, refinancing, or just waiting out this crazy market, we’ve got you covered. In this dedicated Mailbag episode, Jean tackles questions on rental properties and cohabitation agreements, how income from rental properties should be added into our retirement equations, and how best to use an inheritance windfall — to pay off a mortgage or invest in the market? We then explore recasting loans, and the value of refinancing if you're considering a move. Thank you so much to all our listeners for writing to us! Reach us with your questions for Jean anytime at [email protected]!
7/30/202127 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 276: Feeling Stuck? How To Figure Out What You Want To Do

We know of absolutely no one whose careers were a straight-arrow trajectory, who absolutely loved very single job they've ever had. Sometimes, our jobs suck. Sometimes, we feel stuck. But we can always pivot, reinvent and find what’s been missing in our careers. Ashley Stahl, author of You Turn: Get Unstuck, Discover Your Direction, Design Your Dream Career. tells us how we can do just that. In Mailbag, bank account beneficiaries and student loan forbearance. In Thrive, the items on your credit report that will scare lenders.
7/28/202143 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 275: #SoberCurious? This Show Is For You

Americans drank more — a lot more — last year. Alcohol sales were up by 54%, and women’s “heavy drinking days” increased by 41%. With wine-fueled 5K races, after-work happy hours and boozy brunches, we are surrounded by alcohol. This week we’re talking about it all with Laura McKowen, author of the bestselling memoir, We Are The Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life, and founder of The Luckiest Club, a global sobriety support community. We discuss why we drink, how much we spend on drinking, the sober life, addiction, and so much more. In Mailbag, we talk about refinancing student loans and rebalancing your 401(k) In Thrive, could your hybrid workplace be toxic? 
7/21/202143 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 274: How To Get Hired Now

There’s been a shift in the job market. More jobs can be done remotely than ever before. More companies are hiring. And — great news — salaries are on the rise. So, how do you stand out and secure one of these jobs for yourself?  Irina Novoselsky, CEO of CareerBuilder​, weighs in on all, including the biggest areas for growth, and how women can excel. In Mailbag, Jean and Irina tackle questions on how to make a career transition and how to ask for a raise. In Thrive, how to save money while working from home. 
7/14/202144 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 273: Help! I Have Nothing To Wear

What should we wear to work? What looks good in the modern office? Fashion and beauty expert Jacqui Stafford gives us a rundown on the investment pieces we need in our wardrobe now + forever. In Mailbag, we discuss long term care premiums, how to encourage a child to spend less and save more, and how to become a financial planner. In Thrive, are you falling victim to "revenge spending"? Our post for this episode at HerMoney.com has links to our favorite products!
7/7/202154 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 272: How The Best Investors Do It

Are you an investor? Do you want to be more successful at playing the markets? In this episode, we're looking at what makes a “great” investor, and how we can all get there. This week, we're joined by William Green, author of the book: Richer, Wiser Happier: How the World’s Greatest Investors Win in Markets and Life, and Laura Geritz, CEO and Founder of Rondure Global Advisors, a woman-owned investment firm. The pair tell us how many of the world’s super-investors found their path, and how we can do the same. In Mailbag, we talk IRA conversions and getting financial power of attorney for a mother-in-law. In Thrive, the skills you learned in your entry-level job that need to go on your resume, ASAP. 
6/30/202151 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 271: Budgeting Without Tears

What’s at the top of your list of needs? Specifically, your financial needs? Maybe — just maybe — you need a budget. At HerMoney, we would argue that everyone does, and so would our guest this week, Jesse Mecham, founder of You Need A Budget. Listen in as Jesse advises us how to break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, get out of debt, and save more money. In Mailbag, we discuss saving for retirement while in med school, and investing in moving homes due to negative experiences with a neighbor. In Thrive, ways lower your healthcare costs.
6/23/202155 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 270: Are We Owned By Amazon?

Americans spent $143 billion on mobile apps in 2020. Since the pandemic began, Amazon's sales have grown by more than 40% and its stock nearly doubled. But who is really winning and losing in one-click America? Alec MacGillis, author of the new book"Fulfillment" tells us what Amazon is doing to our hometowns, our wallets and even our brains. In Mailbag, we discuss moving funds from tax-deferred accounts into Roth accounts, and managing rental properties in retirement. In Thrive, how to cut out food waste.
6/16/202152 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 269: How To Change

Over the course of the last year, it seems change happened all around us — but this week’s episode is for those who are aspiring to change themselves. Dr. Katy Milkman, author of "How To Change" discusses how our daily decisions affect our prosperity and our happiness, and how to create real and lasting change in our lives. We also discuss women and work, and how to make some of the big decisions many of us are facing now. In Mailbag, navigating an inheritance while on SSI, and corrective distributions for 401(k)s. In Thrive, reassessing our financial goals. 
6/9/202151 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 268: Home Design On A Budget

Nearly 16 million people have moved recently, and millions more looking to create more beautiful living spaces. But how do we know where to start, how much to spend, or what’s really going to have the biggest impact? Interior designer James Farmer joins us to share how we can make our spaces more personal and beautiful, all while sticking to a budget. In Mailbag, funding retirement + buying a second home, and how to "borrow" from yourself for a down payment. In Thrive, how to identify your financial weakness and overcome it. 
6/2/202149 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 267: The Menopause Manifesto

Dr. Jen Gunter, “Twitter’s resident OB/GYN,” and author of the bestseller, “The Vagina Bible,” joins us for a candid discussion about what it really means to go through menopause — not just to survive it, but to move through it in a better, more empowered way. She discusses takeaways from her new book, “The Menopause Manifesto,” and we dispel some misconceptions surrounding menopause and women’s health. In Mailbag, we tackle questions on retirement savings benchmarks and home buying in this hot market. In Thrive, how to get comfortable asking for a raise — and why more women don’t do it.
5/26/202151 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 266: Weddings In 2021

Are nuptials in your future? Whether you're a bride, a bridesmaid or a guest, things look different this year. Many brides are hosting “minimonies" with smaller crowds, getting married in private homes, and spending less on everything, including dresses. Enter Grace Lee and Monica Ashauer, co-founders of Birdy Grey, bridesmaid attire company, known for its $99 dresses. (Yes, they're all $99!) They talk about what's new in weddings for 2021, and how to cut costs. In Mailbag, we hear from a bride unsure whether to spring for a father-daughter dance, a mom unsure if her contribution to her son's wedding is a sufficient present, and an investor debating a new property. In Thrive, how to teach your kids about money. 
5/19/202147 minutes, 39 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #26: The Ultimate Guide To IRAs

There’s so much to unpack with IRAs — individual retirement accounts — that we did a dedicated Mailbag episode to tackle your most pressing questions. Jean joins expert Ed Slott, CPA and author of The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb to answer listener questions on SEP IRAs, Roth IRAs, IRA rollovers, IRA contributions, IRAs vs. 401(k)s and so much more. (If you have a question for Jean to tackle on an upcoming episode, please drop us a line here!) 
5/12/202130 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 265: IRAs: Everything You Need To Know

This week we’re tackling all things IRAs — individual retirement accounts — because there is SO much there: traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, IRA conversions, SEP IRAs, spousal IRAs, backdoor contributions and more. Jean sits down with Ed Slott, CPA and author of "The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb" to take a deep dive into all things IRAs, and what they can do for you and your financial future. Our mailbag for this show is a special episode of its own, Bonus Mailbag #26: The Ultimate Guide To IRAs. (We just had too much to say for one episode!)
5/12/202141 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 264: The Financial Checkup You Need Now

Our families are a big reason why so many women stepped out of the workforce during COVID. But after putting others first for over a year now, it's time to get back on track with a real financial check-up. Sangeeta Moorjani, Executive Leader for Workplace Investing at Fidelity, breaks down the main building blocks to a solid financial plan and tells us how to get started. In Mailbag, saving for children and how pensions factor into retirement planning. In Thrive, rebuilding savings.
5/5/202147 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 263: The Best Investing Tips For Moms (And Everyone Else!)

The majority of women — 77% — say they see money in terms of what it can do for their families. And while family = life, your money is the tool that’s going to get you where YOU want to go. Chelsea Brennan, founder of Smart Money Mamas, talks about the new investing rules for 2021 and beyond. We also talk career breaks + budgeting for life events. In Mailbag, we tackle paying for college and best practices with old retirement accounts. And in Thrive, why 1 In 3 women of color are planning on leaving their jobs by next year. Sign up for our special weeklong Motherhood & Money series here. This free program starts May 3 and offers moms the support + solutions they need now to get back on track with their finances.
4/28/202155 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 262: Get Good With Money

More than 85% of women are stressed about their finances, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Tiffany Aliche, The Budgetnista, tells us all how to “get good” with our money, how to take control of our finances, and get a handle on exactly where we’re headed. Tiffany takes us step-by-step through some important ways we can attain financial security + peace of mind. In Mailbag, we talk about investing vs. paying down credit card debt, how a woman living overseas can invest for the future, and how much to pay in cash vs. taking out a loan when buying a car. In Thrive, kids and money in a post-COVID world. 
4/21/202156 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 261: Make Your Space Work With HGTV’s Tiffany Brooks

70% of us are planning to redecorate our homes this year. Are you one of them? Tiffany Brooks, host of HGTV’s “Smart Home” and “Rock The Block" shares some of her favorite design touches and walks us room-by-room through a home. She shares the most impactful changes we can make, particularly if we’re on a budget. In Mailbag, we tackle questions on the best vehicles for retirement investing, how to set up a secure account for a minor, and how best to invest stimulus money for your children. In Thrive, Jean tackles how to forgive yourself for financial mistakes.
4/14/202145 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 260: Get Paid What You’re Worth

What should we be doing now to earn more? To not only know our worth but be paid our worth? Claire Wasserman, founder of Ladies Get Paid, tells us how women can get recognized and rewarded at work and get paid what we deserve. We talk about networking during COVID, and networking internally once we’re hired, in a remote work environment. In Mailbag, we talk career transitions and pay cuts, and protecting our retirement earnings from a tax hit. In Thrive, spring cleaning your finances.
4/7/202144 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 259: Find Your Confidence

The gender confidence gap is real. So, what can we do? Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, authors of the book, “Living The Confidence Code” are here to empower the next generation of young women to make a difference in the world. The pair discuss the importance of role models who are real, and the pivotal cultural moment we’re in now for women’s leadership and representation. We talk about some of the best ways we can all give ourselves (and the women around us) a boost. In Mailbag, how to prevent identity theft, and how to manage a successful retirement when your partner has less saved than you do. In Thrive, how to escape your work-from-home productivity slump.
3/31/202143 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 258: Reinvent Your Career

Are you rethinking what you want out of your working life, or looking for a new job? Almost half of us make a major career change at some point, but where do we start? Lindsey Pollak, author of, “Recalculating: Navigate Your Career Through the Changing World of Work” walks us through how to recalculate our careers with new networking techniques, rockstar applications, social media and more. Which of your skills are translatable? Reinvention is easier than you may think. In Mailbag and in Thrive, we talk about retirement strategies and securing our futures. 
3/24/202145 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 257: How Women Over 50 Can Reclaim Workplace Power And Confidence

While the future is definitely still female, the truth is, we lost far more women than men from the workforce this past year with COVID, many of them women over 50. How can older women reclaim their workplace power and confidence, and go boldly into this next stage of their careers? Bonnie Marcus, former CEO and author of the new book “Not Done Yet!” tells us how. She breaks down the most common ageist assumptions in the workplace, the “myth of meritocracy,” and how to check our own self-limiting beliefs. In Mailbag, questions on student loans, emergency funds, and IRAs. In Thrive, your $1,400 that’s coming, and all your new stimulus FAQ, answered. 
3/17/202136 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 256: How To Land A Job In A Tough Market

Despite the down economy and record unemployment, thousands of companies ARE hiring. If you lost your job or if you know that it’s time for a change, this show is for you. Dorianne St Fleur, founder and CEO of Your Career Girl, a career development agency for women of color, walks us through the best strategies for landing a new job and getting promoted, even in an uncertain remote work world. In Mailbag, we tackle listener questions on financial literacy for children and buying a vacation property in Mexico. In Thrive, how to get a promotion — yes, in the middle of a pandemic. 
3/10/202147 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 255: Tame Stress And Cure Your Busy Brain

Are you distracted? Stressed? Unable to focus or sleep without thoughts racing? Us, too. Thankfully, neurologist and integrative medicine specialist Dr. Romie Mushtaq is here to help us cure our “busy brain,” minimize stress, and prevent burnout. She walks us through a mini meditation and offers concrete steps for finding calm. In Mailbag, we advise a recent college grad on where to put her savings, and we dive into mortgage refinancing and charitable giving. In Thrive, Jean breaks down five ways to improve your credit score and secure the home of your dreams. 
3/3/202158 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 254: College Costs: Navigating, Negotiating, and Knowing How Much To Spend

These days, it’s easy to spend $300,000 on four years of education. But what’s really “worth it”? How much should you be spending and where should you be negotiating? Ron Lieber, author of The Price You Pay For College breaks it all down for us. He tells us why college really costs so much, how to navigate the complexities of the financial aid system, and breaks down the best savings strategies. In Mailbag, we tackle questions on paying for college, establishing Roth IRAs for college students, and how to prioritize student loans vs. saving for retirement. In Thrive, the 5 financial moves you need to make now to get your high school senior ready for college. 
2/24/202151 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 253: How To Find And Choose A Financial Planner

Today we answer the two questions that Jean gets asked most often: When do I need a financial advisor, and how do I find one? Pam Krueger, founder and CEO of Wealthramp and host of Money Track, breaks it all down for us. We talk types of advisors, what a “fiduciary” does, and the steps to take if you’re ready to work with someone. In Mailbag, advice for a listener who came into a sizable inheritance but has no other savings, and questions on whole life insurance, retirement catch-up contributions and rolling over an IRA vs. starting a new one. In Thrive, how to stop money fights in their tracks.
2/17/202148 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 252: Why Modern Dating Is In Crisis

Are you swiping right on potential new partners? A majority of women say their dating lives aren’t going well, but apps are more popular than ever. What’s going on? Author Jon Birger says modern dating is in crisis, but he has a solution. In his new book Make Your Move: The New Science of Dating and Why Women Are in Charge, he tells us how we can take charge of our dating lives. In Mailbag, we tackle questions on using Medicaid when our savings run out, and hiring a bill negotiator. In Thrive, the money conversations to have with your partner every year. 
2/10/202151 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 251: Short Selling, GameStop, and What’s Really Happening On Wall Street

For the thoughtful, long-haul investor, the news this past week has been frustrating and confusing. What happened with GameStop? What is a “short sale” and how did the whole thing get started on Reddit? Karen Finerman, President of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, breaks it all down for us, and talks about what it means to invest with confidence. In Mailbag, we talk about saving in a HYSA vs. saving in the stock market, and whether to maximize a retirement account or put money somewhere else. In Thrive, 2021’s ultimate debt pay-off plan. 
2/3/202145 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 250: How To Turn Your Art Into An Income Stream

From selling greeting cards at a local gift shop to $1 billion in lifetime sales — that’s the incredible path of artist Mary Engelbreit, who tells us how we can turn our art and creations into a valuable income stream. We talk about selling your products on Etsy vs. exhibiting in galleries, promoting yourself, and the journey from artist to entrepreneur. In Mailbag, what to do with our investment dividends, taking a pension vs. cashing it out, and being prepared for a layoff in the face of job uncertainty. In Thrive, combating our nerves to earn better investment returns. 
1/27/202142 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 249: How To Earn 7 Figures

Are you looking to make a change with a new job, career growth or a raise? Then listen to everything Rachel Rogers, CEO of Hello Seven, has to tell us this week! Rachel dishes on how to ask for more money, and what makes her say “yes” when one of her employees asks for a raise. She talks about how we can find roles that don’t just provide us with a paycheck, but also profit sharing, equity, commission and more. In Mailbag, we talk about switching 401(k) contributions from a ROTH to a traditional account, and financially assisting our aging parents. In Thrive, the email phrases that make you sound unprofessional.
1/20/202146 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 248: How To Budget (Even If You’ve Never Budgeted Before)

Where are you spending? Where are you saving? Are you making truly meaningful decisions about your money? Are you making progress towards your bigger goals? Where do you want to be in 12 months? What about 12 years? Peter Polson, CEO of Tiller Money, walks us through budgeting basics, budgeting technologies, and a step-by-step guide to getting started. In Mailbag, we talk about donating to those who need it most, buying a new home for a nervous buyer who overcame homelessness, and getting pre-approved for a mortgage. In Thrive, 2021’s new rules of job offer negotiation. 
1/13/202148 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep 247: How To Talk To Your Parents About Their Money

When the time comes for us to support an elderly family member, finances are a big piece of the puzzle. But what does this mean for you, as a potential caregiver? You’ve got to start having discussions around money, retirement assets, and wills now — as in, today. We sit down with Cameron Huddleston, author of “Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk” for a step-by-step guide to the conversations we need to have. In Mailbag, we tackle questions on home sales, financially supporting our parents, and how best to invest and allocate non-retirement funds. In Thrive, we tackle winter’s productivity slump.
1/6/202150 minutes, 29 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #25: Career Changes And Salary Loss

These last few months have turned our working lives upside down. Jean dives in to tackle your most pressing career-related challenges. We talk about making the transition from a high paying field into childhood education, how to save for retirement after a layoff, and how to prep your resume when you’ve been working for yourself for over a decade. We also hear from a listener who took on debt while she was out of work for three years and is unsure how to move forward, and we check in with a recent grad on how to rock her first savings decisions. If you ever have a question you'd like Jean to answer, write us at [email protected]. Happy New Year!! ENTER TO WIN! Take our annual podcast survey, and be entered to win free HerMoney swag, $100 Amazon gift cards, and so much more!
12/31/202028 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 246: Gabby Bernstein On How To Make 2021 Your Most Powerful Year Yet

Gabby Bernstein tells us how we can successfully move into 2021 with open minds, open hearts, and a healthy dose of optimism. As a lifestyle guru, a fixture on Oprah’s Supersoul Sunday, and #1 New York Times bestseller, Gabby has spent the last 15 years teaching meditation and changing lives. She offers her best tips for getting rid of our fears, de-stressing, and starting our New Year off in a positive place. In Mailbag, we tackle investing in real estate, how 1099 workers can save for retirement, and childcare from family members. In Thrive, four ways to create enjoyment from our money in the New Year.  ENTER TO WIN! Take our annual podcast survey, and be entered to win free HerMoney swag, $100 Amazon gift cards, and so much more! 
12/30/202043 minutes, 54 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #24: Life Insurance, Wills & Dependents

In this Mailbag-only episode, Jean dives into questions about life insurance (and how much of it we really need) and Dependent Care FSAs. Jean also advises a listener who's considering setting up a will or living trust, and counsels another woman who is curious about the “5 year lookback” that we’ve all heard about for Medicaid. Lastly, Jean advises a woman who's considering getting a will even though she's only 24. If you have a question you'd like Jean to answer, write us at [email protected].    
12/28/202020 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 245: Wealth And Why Women Need To Talk About It

This week’s guest, Jennifer Risher, has invited the world to talk about money and what it means to have too much of it, with her memoir, "We Need To Talk: A Memoir About Wealth.” Jennifer shares some of her personal experiences having awkward money conversations, and walks us through five steps to take when diving into discussions with friends and family. (Hint: Listen first. Then ask questions.) Jennifer also shares her best advice for people looking to give back to those in need. In Mailbag, we tackle IRAs, life insurance, refinancing, and tax implications with home buying. In Thrive, buying fractional shares of stocks. 
12/23/202045 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 244: Karamo On Finding Fulfillment In A Crazy Year

A crazy year is coming to a close, and we’re looking to channel holiday spirit in any way we can, despite not being able to gather with friends and family. Emmy-nominated host and culture expert on Netflix’s hit series ‘Queer Eye,’ Karamo, is here to help us find nuggets of cheer and optimism this year, even when we’re stuck in our bubbles at home. The pair talk about giving back this year, the best gifts we can give, and how to take care of ourselves during stressful times. In Mailbag, we talk about that 15% figure for retirement contributions, the dangers of being over-insured, and home renovations for an Airbnb. In Thrive, our top financial New Year’s Resolutions.  
12/16/202047 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep 243: OK, Boomer: How Millennials Got Left Behind (And What To Do About It)

You’re probably familiar with the “OK, Boomer” meme… But it’s not just a sarcastic dismissal — it’s a recognition that millennials are in crisis, says this week’s guest Jill Filipovic, author of "OK, Boomer, Let's Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind.” Jill highlights some of the policy changes and economic structures that have held millennials back, and walks us through concrete suggestions to improve our lives. In Mailbag, we tackle listener questions on loaning money to family, what to do if you’re considering a career in finance, and how to move forward with FMLA if you’re a contract employee who is expecting a baby. In Thrive, a mind trick that can help you save more money.
12/9/202048 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 242: How To ‘Adult’ Without Burnout

Although by now we’ve all found our new ‘COVID routines,’ we’ve also found our COVID ruts, with more drudgery and ‘adulting.’ Katina Mountanos, mindset coach and author of ‘On Adulting’ breaks down how we can all embrace our responsibilities without letting go of the joy in our lives. She offers formulas for getting off the hamster wheel of work-gym-sleep, and she shares some of her favorite ‘perspective shifts’ to make it through stressful times. In Mailbag, we talk about reinvesting after losing money in the stock market, saving for retirement in an HSA, and how to save for retirement after being laid off. In Thrive, job interview follow-up etiquette during COVID times. 
12/2/202044 minutes, 33 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #23: Real Estate And Refinancing

Home sales are up, and you have real estate questions! We’re diving into all of them. First, we hear from a listener who is unsure whether or not to sell her condo, even though she’s losing money every month. We also tackle a question from a listener who was outbid on a home, but then the sellers came back to her and offered her the chance to buy the house. Another listener writes in with a question on doing IVF vs. building an addition onto her home, and one woman is seeking guidance on the different methods of financing large home projects. Lastly, we hear from a listener who just refinanced in 2018, and is wondering if she should refinance again.
11/26/202023 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 241: Leaving Work To Care For Loved Ones: What You Need To Know

Many women leave the workforce to care for someone they love. But how do we do it while compensating for our lost savings opportunity? Even a one year career break can mean $160,000 less by retirement. Kathy Murphy, President of Personal Investing at Fidelity Investments, offers real solutions for weighing the pros and cons of a career break, and shares concrete steps we can take to reduce the financial impact. In Mailbag, saving in an emergency fund, second act careers, and helping a parent save for retirement. In Thrive, getting reimbursed for work-from-home expenses. 
11/25/202048 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 240: Why You Should ‘Die With Zero’

We love saving money, but how much is too much? Bill Perkins, author of ‘Die With Zero’ argues that the more time and money we can invest in our experiences during our lifetime, the richer our lives will be. Bill makes the case that we should all be spending more of our time and money exploring the world, savoring our relationships, and pursuing our dreams. In Mailbag, we take questions from a listener who is worried that all she does is “work and save,” a woman who wants to diversify her investments, and a listener who is curious how filing taxes with her partner may impact his public service loan forgiveness. In Thrive, every financial document to gather in the event of an evacuation.
11/18/202040 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 239: Why Every Woman We Know Is Exhausted — And How To Make A Change

Ask any woman on the street today, and she’ll probably tell you she’s shouldering more worry, more responsibility, more of the invisible “mental load” than ever before. And. We. Are. Exhausted. But what’s to be done? Eve Rodsky, author of “Fair Play” walks us through the steps we can take to level the playing field in our homes, and change the dynamic of women shouldering the brunt of childrearing and domestic responsibilities. In Mailbag, Jean advises a woman looking for a lower management fee for her retirement account, and guides a mom on 529 investing. Lastly, in Thrive, Jean dishes on how to control financial clutter in four simple steps. 
11/11/202049 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep 238: How To Invest In Real Estate (Passively!)

As appealing as an investment in real estate sounds, many of us don’t want to be landlords, which is why we’re talking about investing passively in real estate, via real estate syndications. Annie Dickerson and Julie Lam, co-founders of Goodegg Investments, walk us through exactly what real estate syndications are and how they work, the minimums needed to invest, and the typical returns expected. In Mailbag, we advise a woman considering a career as a financial coach, a single woman considering a hybrid life insurance policy, and a Seattle listener who is looking to purchase a floating house (just like in Sleepless in Seattle!) In Thrive, Jean breaks down which option is better — buying or leasing a car. 
11/4/202041 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 237: How Women Are Going To Shape The Election

All eyes are on next Tuesday, Nov. 3 — Election Day. This year, women are expected to turn out in record numbers to have our voices heard. Why? Frankly, we’re worried. About coronavirus, paying for healthcare, the future of Social Security, our careers and our place in the economy, and whether or not we’ll be able to afford to retire. Nancy LeaMond, EVP at AARP discusses exactly how women voters will influence the election this year. In Mailbag, we talk about saving for a niece’s future, scaling back on retirement contributions to save more for a home, and how to invest large sums of money. In Thrive, a rundown on all the ways you can support female small business owners as we head into the holiday season. 
10/28/202046 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 236: How To Become An Angel Investor

Want to become an angel investor? Someone who provides funding for small startups or entrepreneurs? Brianna McDonald, President of Global Investment Network Keiretsu Forum, gives us a crash course in what an angel investor really does, and breaks down the different pathways to becoming one. We talk about finding successful rates of return, doing your research, and hidden “gotchas.” In Mailbag, saving for the down payment on a child’s home, rebuilding a credit score, and what to do when a card loses its 0% introductory rate. Lastly, in Thrive, where to find the best deals at Costco. 
10/21/202040 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 235: How to Finally Write Your Novel While Working Full-Time

Does anyone have just one job anymore? This week, we’re diving into what it looks like to realize a dream while still working full-time. We’re learning from Jessica Goodman, an editor at Cosmopolitan who just wrote the book, ‘They Wish They Were Us.” Jessica talks about how she found the time to write, how she juggled deadlines, and made tough choices between work obligations and social experiences. In Mailbag, we discuss where women can thrive with a career in finance, ways to save on personal income taxes, and target date funds. In Thrive, what to do if you just gave a scammer your personal information. 
10/14/202037 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 234: How To Be A Mentor To The Next Generation of Women

When you think about the young women in your life, what comes to mind? What do you want most for them to realize and achieve, and how do you want to help them get there? We sit down with Illana Raia, founder of Être, a mentorship platform for middle school girls, to discuss how girls can raise their hands instead of lowering their standards. We talk about female leaders, diversity in boardrooms, and how to bridge the “confidence gap” that plagues women of all ages. In Mailbag, we talk Roth IRA conversions, maxing out a 403b, and financing a new car. In Thrive, we explore how to reign in our online shopping habit.
10/7/202041 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 233: Seeking Big Friendship? Call Your Girlfriend

How do you connect with the people in your life who make it rich — with the friends who you love most?  We sit down with Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, hosts of the “Call Your Girlfriend” podcast, and co-authors of the book, “Big Friendship.” We talk about what it means to be a good friend, how to sustain friendships, and why society under-values friendships. In Mailbag, we talk about supporting aging parents in their retirement, leaving a stressful job and starting a family, and we clarify retirement target multipliers. In Thrive, how to talk to your boss about making working from home a permanent arrangement.
9/30/202050 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 232: The Step-By-Step Guide To Applying For College

How long has it been since you applied to college? These days it seems every school wants something different, but the process doesn’t have to be anxiety-inducing, say this week’s guests, Eric J. Furda and Jacques Steinberg, authors of “The College Conversation.” The pair offer up a step-by-step guide to having some tough conversations, assessing the schools best suited to your child’s interests, getting financial aid, and making the final decision on a school. In Mailbag, we tackle alternatives to college savings accounts, the best financial books for women, and securing a financial planner. In Thrive, how to capitalize on the gold rush. 
9/23/202037 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 231: How To Secure A Seat At The Table 

What are some of the ugly truths that keep women of color from having a seat at the table in corporate America? Minda Harts, author of “The Memo: What Women Of Color Need To Know To Secure A Seat At The Table,” joins us to discuss. Minda weighs in on microaggressions, what corporate America is doing wrong (and right) when it comes to advancing women of color, and what all women can do to secure a seat at the table in a remote work world. In Mailbag, we discuss long term care policies, how to recover $2,000 from a former financial advisor, and where to invest and give back at the same time. In Thrive, the four financial gaps that impact women when it comes to Social Security.
9/16/202041 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 230: Training Your Brain For Financial Success

Financial success doesn’t come overnight, but it can come if we learn to retrain our brains to achieve our most important money goals. We chat with Barbara Huson, author of “Rewire For Wealth,” about how we can step into the driver’s seat of our money and our careers. Barbara discusses the differences between men and women in how we approach our financial lives, and how we can move past our fears. In Mailbag, we talk about saving for retirement, putting kids through college, and claiming your ex-husband’s Social Security benefits. In Thrive, Jean weighs in on the most essential skills you’re building while working from home.
9/9/202039 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 229: How To Buy A Car And Be Smart With Big Purchases

When’s the last time you got a bargain? This week, we’re talking about negotiating BIG purchases, like houses and cars, with Tonya Rapley, founder and CEO of MyFabFinance.com. Tonya worked as a car salesperson, and just purchased her first home along with her first company. We talk negotiation skills, dealer discounts, no-haggle lots, and the best times of the month (and day!) to pull the trigger on a new ride. In Mailbag, we talk about target date funds, buying a home after living small, and whether it’s possible to hit a $1M savings goal. In Thrive, what to do if your company is reopening, but you’re just not comfortable going back into the office.
9/2/202041 minutes, 34 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #22: What To Do If You’ve Lost A Job Or Income

So many of us are struggling right now, and we're tackling listener questions on job loss. We hear from a listener who is unsure which source of income to tap if her job search takes longer than she'd like. We also hear from a woman who is debating a balance transfer and a 401(k) loan in order to manage her credit card debt situation. We also guide a couple debating taking money from their 401(k)s in order to pay off their house, and we advise a woman who is worried about being able to retire as planned. If you've suffered a job loss, the whole HerMoney team is rooting for you. Got a question for us? Email us at [email protected]
8/28/202021 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 228: The Pioneer Woman On Budget-Friendly Comfort Foods And Her Path To Success

Ree Drummond, best known as “The Pioneer Woman,” is one of the most loved chefs in America, and this week she sits down with us to talk about her favorite recipes, cooking for any budget, kitchen mishaps, her most-used gadgets, and how she stays organized. In Mailbag, saving for retirement in an IRA, market volatility, and the best places to save money. In Thrive, our biggest money regrets and how to avoid them. 
8/26/202049 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 227: How To Communicate In A Remote Work World

We’ve entered into a new era of workplace communication, one in which we must offer empathy and transparency, and convey urgency and excitement, all without handshakes, lunches, or happy hours. Behavioral scientist Lindsay Kohler breaks down how to keep your productivity up, improve your communication skills, set boundaries, and challenge your own biases while working remotely. In Mailbag, we tackle refinancing a child’s student loan, a backdoor Roth conversion, IRA contributions, and whether $10,000 is best put towards paying off loans or investing in the stock market. Lastly, in Thrive, how Neflix can improve your credit score. (No, really!)
8/19/202040 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 226: How Your Investments Can Impact Change

When invested the right way, your money can impact change while also earning big returns. We break down what it means to put your money where your mouth is, with Fidelity Investments’ Eliza Badeau and Nicole Connolly. Bigger ESG funds are up 10% year over year, far outperforming the DOW and the S&P 500. Eliza and Nicole dive into how we can get involved today. Eliza breaks down how Fidelity is addressing the inequalities that different underrepresented communities face, and how the social changes that we’re going through as a nation are impacting the investing landscape, particularly for Millennial investors. In Mailbag, we tackle questions on investing vs. paying down a mortgage, transferring a 529 plan to a different state, doing a ROTH IRA conversion, and getting a prenup. In Thrive, how to do a mid-year financial check-up. 
8/12/202046 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 225: Taking Risks And The Art Of Bluffing

What role does luck play in life? How does luck relate to fate, and how does all of this tie back into what we can and can’t control? We’re discussing it all this week with Maria Konnikova, author of “The Biggest Bluff.” She talks about what good investors have in common, and the truth behind the “illusion of control.”  We discuss emotions, and why they’re so critical to our decision-making process, and we get a crash course on how to bluff — and how to know when we’re being bluffed. In Mailbag, we talk aging parents, target date funds, and caring for a significant other financially. In Thrive, should you take a gap year if your college is closed this fall? 
8/5/202043 minutes
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Bonus Mailbag #21: Planning Ahead: Family, Retirement & Real Estate

In this episode, we dive into all your questions on investing in an IRA vs. a money market fund, what to do with your stocks during times of market volatility, and whether you can open a 529 for a child who hasn’t yet been born. We also tackle a question on planning for the financial needs of an autistic older brother, and a question on balancing retirement contributions amidst mortgage refinancing and HELOCs. Got a question for us? Email us at [email protected]
7/30/202026 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 224: Using Credit Card Rewards When You Can’t Travel

When’s the last time you took a trip somewhere other than your local grocery store? And what are we supposed to do with all those credit card miles and points we’ve been accruing? We discuss with The Points Guy himself, Brian Kelly. He tells us how to get the safest flight possible for the best price, how to decide if you need a new kind of credit card, and what to do with our points right now. In Mailbag, Jean and Kathryn talk through credit freezes for 5-year-olds, how to allocate retirement investments, and UTMA/UGMA accounts for kids. In Thrive, car insurance companies offering refunds. 
7/29/202037 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 223: What White Women Can Do To Be Allies For Women Of Color

Women of color are behind white women in almost every financial and career measurement. Today, we take a look at action steps that white women can take to be allies and advocates, and begin to truly make an impact. Administrative Judge Karen Ortiz and CEO of communications firm CJC Insights, Chanel Cathey, join us to talk about what it’s like to be the only woman of color in the room, and the biases and stereotypes that we all need to watch out for in our daily lives. In Mailbag, we talk about financially supporting our parents and paying down credit card debt with personal loans. In Thrive, the essential items that every woman should build into her budget. 
7/22/202050 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 222: Navigating The Healthcare System And Being Your Own Advocate

Health matters have been a priority for all of us lately, and when we’re sick, the last thing we want to deal with are insurance questions and medical bills. Janine Urbaniak Reid, author of “The Opposite of Certainty” joins us to share her story and discusses some of the tactics that she used to get answers. She dives into the topic of resiliency, and opens up about how we can all “live a life you don’t hate, in circumstances you do.” She also tackles how to stay positive through it all, how to support a friend who is hurting, and how to truly live in the present. In Mailbag, we tackle questions on asking for a raise during the pandemic and refinancing a home. In Thrive, a chat with your parents about their financial situation. 
7/15/202040 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 221: Entrepreneurship And Pathways To Success With Lauren Maillian

Lauren Maillian, CEO of digitalundivided, joins us for a chat about Black and Latinx entrepreneurs, and the barriers women face in the world of fundraising and founding companies. We dive into how women can create a safety net for our own financial security at the same time we’re building a business, why “scrappiness” is at the heart of entrepreneurship, and how everyone can help create opportunity, share influence, empower, and uplift. In Mailbag, we talk whole life and term life insurance, and what to do about health insurance (and claiming a pension) when you retire before 65. In Thrive, what to do if your summer internship was sidelined. 
7/8/202044 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep 220: How Our Shopping And Spending Habits Are Changing

“Americans Are Shopping For Groceries Like It’s 1996.” That headline caught our eye because it’s true — we’re cooking at home, we’re ordering everything from Amazon, and our spending habits have radically changed. Will they ever go back to “normal”? Dan Frommer, Founder of The New Consumer, joins us to share why it’s like “a switch flipped, and we skipped 15 years into the future.” Dan talks about some of the pitfalls of shopping online, and the growing popularity of direct-to-consumer brands, like Warby Parker and Glossier. We also talk about where to get the best bargains out there right now. In Mailbag, what to do with 529 funds that may have been refunded, how to prioritize funds between debt repayment and investing, and navigating target date funds. In Thrive, the steps you need to take to keep your connections strong in this happy hour-less era. 
7/1/202047 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 219: Pride, Inclusion, And Eradicating Bias

Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer of the United States under President Obama and CEO of Shift7, joins us for a candid conversation on inclusion and diversity. For Megan, inclusion means that all people are able to bring forward their greatest self, not “stomp on others.” She and Jean talk about the importance of supporting innovators, how tech is helping us to drive bias from movies and television, and the importance of “being there” for LGBTQ youth. In Mailbag, we hear from Marcia Mantell again on a question about Social Security for freelancers, and we take listener questions about setting up IRA accounts, and the pros and cons of having all your investments at one firm. In Thrive, what it really means for your bottom line when you file early for Social Security. 
6/24/202050 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 218: Dieting, Body Image And Self Love

We dwell with these things, and we dwell within them every single day of our lives, so when one of these things is a source of negativity for us, it impacts everything. Marisa Meltzer, author of “This Is Big: How The Founder Of Weight Watchers Changed The World — And Me,” dishes on all things body positivity, dieting, and how our relationships with food and money are so closely intertwined. In Mailbag, Jean and Kathryn check in with a very special guest — Piper Kerman, author of Orange Is The New Black — to help answer a question about managing finances while incarcerated. We also tackle questions on paying down debt and downsizing. 
6/17/202048 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 217: How Do We Support Our Black Friends And Colleagues During This Time?

Jean sits down for an important discussion with Sharon Epperson, Senior Personal Finance Correspondent at CNBC. Sharon weighs in on how to show support for Black friends and colleagues during this time, and how to help elevate voices of color. Sharon offers a suggested script for diving into conversations, and a look at her favorite sources for education. In Mailbag, we discuss saving for a house while paying down debt, investing in the market, and supporting aging parents. In Thrive, why you should check your junk mail for your stimulus check — that might actually be a debit card.
6/10/202049 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 216: Everything Women Need To Know About Social Security

Everything women need to know about social security, both today and in retirement, with Marcia Mantell, author of “What’s The Deal With Social Security For Women.” We discuss the best claiming strategies for women (including when to file), the rumor that social security may not be there for us when we need it, and why women are different when it comes to social security. In Mailbag, Jean and Kathryn tackle where to invest additional funds in retirement, how to help victims of domestic abuse get back on their feet financially, and how to avoid falling into the lifestyle inflation trap. In Thrive, how to get out of the negative feedback loop that may be preventing you from pursuing your bigger financial goals.
6/3/202043 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 215: How To Rock Your LinkedIn Profile: The Ultimate Guide For Getting Hired

How do we spruce up our LinkedIn profiles in order to stand out from the herd? Allison Nunes, workshop ambassador for LinkedIn’s “Rock Your Profile” program shares all her secrets. We cover job alerts, networking, applying for jobs, perfecting your profile, getting recommendations, and so much more. In Mailbag, we talk about online savings accounts, women bonding together in retirement (Golden Girls style), and buying a historic home. 
5/27/202046 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 214: Move Over, Bro Culture: How Women Are Taking The Tech World

Women in tech. It’s a broad topic, and Hilary Gosher, Managing Director at Insight Partners, is here to help us distill it all. She discusses the importance of women in tech, and the barriers to increasing our presence in this male-dominated world. She shares how we can get more women interested in pursuing tech careers — it’s not just semiconductors anymore. The pair also discuss startup culture, female mentorship, and co-working spaces like Luminary and The Wing. In Mailbag, what to do with a 401(k) from a previous job, updating a will before you get married, and entrepreneurship vs. full time jobs.
5/20/202046 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 213: CEO of Barstool Sports, Erika Nardini, On Startups, Success And Life In The C-Suite 

Barstool sports now boasts 66 million monthly users and annual revenue of $100 million. Erika Nardini is the woman who took them to the top. She discusses her work ethic and drive, her journey to the helm of Barstool, and what it's like to work alongside its founder, Dave Portnoy. She dives into the allegations that she’s a “token” female CEO, and what goes into the “secret sauce” that makes their podcasts so popular. She also talks about her time in competitive sports. In Mailbag, questions on co-signing loans, best budgeting apps, and retirement asset allocation.
5/13/202043 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 212: Kendra Scott On Entrepreneurship, Motherhood, And Giving Back

Kendra Scott’s classic jewelry designs sparkle, but not as much as her incredible philanthropic and educational efforts. She shares how she built her billion dollar business, her best advice to fellow entrepreneurs, hard truths about her first entrepreneurial failure, and how retail can continue to thrive. In Mailbag, planning for a baby after a job loss, asking an employer for work-from-home flexibility, and starting a business vs. building an emergency fund. Also, free credit reports and how to get yours.
5/6/202044 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 211: Small Businesses And Coronavirus: How To Support Entrepreneurs, And How They Can Thrive

How can we help the small businesses in our lives succeed? How can entrepreneurs weather this storm? Scott Omelianuk, Editor-In-Chief of Inc. Magazine, weighs in and says we all need to remember that we are shaping the world we want to live in with our wallets. He discusses the funding from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and how to apply. In Mailbag, questions from small business owners, a woman in the middle of home renovations, and a couple looking to buy a more affordable home.
4/29/202034 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 210: The Power Of Stepping Away: What It Really Means To Disconnect

What does it truly mean to truly disconnect? Celeste Headlee, author of: “Do Nothing: How To Break Away From Overworking, Overdoing, And Under-living,” tells us how we can all stop sabotaging our well-being and start living instead of doing. In order to fully decompress, we have to distance ourselves from technology, and examine whether we might be suffering from the “busy-ness” delusion — we are not as busy as we think we are. Celeste breaks down the tactical changes needed to bring us closer to our big life goals. In Mailbag, saving for college, filing for bankruptcy, and the best budgeting tools on the market.
4/22/202042 minutes, 24 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #20: Surviving And Thriving During Coronavirus  

Your questions on filing for unemployment, pulling money out of a 401(k), and home refinancing. Also, converting your portfolio to cash, and a debate on putting money into an emergency fund vs. paying down credit card debt.
4/18/202022 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 209: Daily Rituals, Self Care And Healing: A How-To

Tara Schuster, VP of Talent and Development at Comedy Central, and author of “Buy Yourself The F*cking Lilies And Other Rituals To Fix Your Life From Someone Who Has Been There,” talks about how small daily indulgences are a form of self-care that can make our lives better. and how gratitude lists can change our entire perspective on thankfulness. Tara breaks down how she learned to “re-parent” herself, and how gratitude changed her life. She also discusses how to elevate others, and be the kind of supportive friend we all wish we had. In Mailbag, home buying during the time of Coronavirus, funding a child’s college education with money from an IRA, stimulus check questions.
4/15/202042 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 208: The Genius Of Women, With Janice Kaplan

Why do 90% of people think geniuses are always men? Bestselling author and journalist Janice Kaplan discusses her book, “The Genius Of Women,” which details how generations of women have broken down seemingly unshakeable barriers, and the powerful forces that have rigged the system against us for centuries. We talk about the traits that many female geniuses share, how to tune out the “negative radio” that may be playing in our heads, and how we can each find our own area of genius. In Mailbag, online savings accounts, 529 plans, and striking a balance between keeping money liquid and keeping money invested.
4/8/202044 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 207: How To Make Good Decisions During Uncertain Times

Since coronavirus hit, we’ve been unsure what’s next with our jobs and income, our childrens’ education, our investments — and our health.  Carl Richards, Certified Financial Planner author of “The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money,” joined us to discuss making good decisions without panicking, and a step-by-step approach to regaining feelings of control. In Mailbag, Jean and Kathryn talk about whether buying a car during corona is smart, refinancing student loans, and catching up on retirement contributions while the markets are down.
4/1/202039 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 206: How Your Portfolio Can Weather The Coronavirus Storm, With Fidelity’s Jeanne Thompson 

In the age of coronavirus, should you keep your investments as they are? Tweak a bit? Do something more drastic? This week we sat down with Jeanne Thompson, Senior Vice President of Fidelity Workplace Consulting, to discuss our retirement contributions and how to make sure our investment mix is still on the money.  We talk about hardship withdrawals, 401(k) loans, and other liquidity solutions including HELOCS and zero interest credit cards.  In Mailbag, Jean and Kathryn tackle financial priorities right now — and how to handle a drop in your accounts.
3/25/202037 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 205: Suze Orman On Coronavirus, Your Retirement and Recession Fears

Suze Orman is in the house! The author of ten New York Times bestsellers, is out with a new book, “The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+: Winning Strategies to Make Your Money Last a Lifetime.”  Listen in as Jean and Suze dive into all the market worries surrounding coronavirus and the downturn in the markets, how 2020 differs from from what we saw in 2008, and the danger of getting out of the stock market and not getting reinvested in time to catch the inevitable rebound. In Mailbag, Jean and Kathryn dive into the fees on 529 plans, and discuss new career opportunities. 
3/18/202048 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep 204: From Influencer to Entrepreneur With WeWoreWhat’s Danielle Bernstein

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to become a seriously successful influencer, this is the show for you.  Danielle Bernstein is the founder of world-renowned fashion blog and social media platform WeWoreWhat. She talks about her journey into entrepreneurship, what it’s like to find a business partner, and what it means to her to be a good role model for young women. In Mailbag, “recasting” a mortgage, and what to do with a $13,000 gift.
3/11/202041 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 203: What We Can Learn From Dominatrixes About How To Get Everything We Want

Who better to teach us about power — how we can hold it, get more of it, and use it to our advantage — than dominatrixes? Lindsay Goldwert is the author of the book, “Bow Down: Lessons From Dominatrixes On How To Get Everything You Want,” and she says even women who aren’t comfortable with the concept of control can learn to assert it. It involves practice, asking tons of questions, and learning to negotiate. In Mailbag, Kathryn and Jean talk about credit card rewards and financial priorities, including debt payoff vs. retirement.
3/4/202049 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 202: Something Missing From Your Day To Day? How To Form True Connections At Work

Dr. Melanie Katzman,  author of “Connect First: 52 Simple Ways To Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy At Work,” dives into some of the simple things we can do to improve our working lives, and how to make our colleagues feel good in the process. We discuss how people who work from home can feel they are part of the group, and how much salary is “enough” to make us happy. In Mailbag, what inflation means for retirement savings, whether a Solo 401(k) or a SEP IRA is right for an entrepreneur, and how to keep cash handy for an emergency.
2/26/202042 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 201: Girls Who Invest And How To Get More Women Managing Money Than Ever Before

In this episode, we look at how we can get more women to become active investors, and how we can recognize if a career in investing is right for us. Janet Cowell, the CEO of the nonprofit Girls Who Invest, dishes on the best ways to talk to young girls about investing, and how older women can get started in a career in finance. In Mailbag, Jean and Kathryn tackle questions on how student loans impact your credit score, what to do with a pension plan from a previous employer, and which online savings accounts are best for business owners.
2/19/202040 minutes, 39 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #19: Love & Money Special 

In this Mailbag-only episode, Jean offers advice to a couple struggling with budgeting and credit card debt. We also hear from a mom wondering if her daughter should put her boyfriend on the lease for her apartment. Jean also guides a woman wondering how she can support her sister-in-law who was in an abusive relationship and faced homelessness, and advises a listener on getting a prenup before her second marriage.
2/14/202019 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep 200: Why Happiness Eludes Overachievers, Even When We “Have It All”

Business coach Keren Eldad guides us in what it means to be an overachiever, and what drives us to want to be among them. How can we all avoid burnout, and the trap of perfectionism? Why do we pursue money and status, only to find that happiness eludes us? How can we turn off the negative radio in our heads that tells us we’re not good enough? In Mailbag, Jean and Kathryn tackle questions about Roth vs. traditional 401(k)s, the decision to get an MBA, and how to protect an elderly parent’s assets.
2/12/202039 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 199: Abby Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Fidelity Investments On Career Growth, Female Investors, Risk Tolerance And More

Abby Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Fidelity Investments, sits down with Jean to talk about her career progression at Fidelity, and female investors. Abby dishes on some of the biggest mistakes she’s seen leaders and corporations make over the years, and the importance of reinventing yourself when you see the world start to change. The pair also discuss how women can be more confident when it comes to making our money work for us. In Mailbag, Jean and Kathryn tackle questions around saving for retirement, balance transfer credit cards, and how to save for retirement while also planning for a new baby.
2/5/202050 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 198: How To Protect Yourself From The Latest (And Incredibly Clever) Scams, With Frank Abagnale

Here to dish on how to stay safe from would-be scammers is Frank Abagnale, author of the book “Scam Me If You Can.” Yes, THAT Frank Abagnale — about whom the iconic movie “Catch Me If You Can” was made. Frank educates us on some of the more common scams out there, and the dangers of answering robocalls and phishing emails. In Mailbag, ESG funds, frequent flyer miles, negotiating for bonuses and relocation fees, and saving for a down payment on a house.
1/29/202037 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 197: Living Childfree And Making Empowered Decisions Around Motherhood

Maxine Trump is the writer, producer and director of the film, “To Kid or Not To Kid,” which confronts societal expectations around motherhood. We tackle why society may be so late in approaching motherhood as a choice, dive into the term “childfree,” and discuss the growing number of women who are choosing that path. We touch on how financial questions and career decisions influence women’s choices. In Mailbag, questions about investing, making catch-up contributions, and the decision to make home renovations or move.
1/22/202039 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 196: How To Successfully Take A Career Break 

Jean talks to Stacey Delo and Jennifer Gefsky, co-authors of “Your Turn: Careers, Kids and Comebacks — A Working Mother’s Guide.” They run Apres, a digital career platform for women who are returning to the workforce. They discuss what it means to step out of the workforce, how to weigh the expense of daycare against your salary, and how to determine what you might be losing out on in terms of salary and retirement savings if you take a break. In mailbag, financial advisors, HSA contributions, and investment options.
1/15/202035 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 195: Selling A Home, Moving, Renovations, Downsizing And More

All things moving and selling your home, with Caroline Carter, founder and CEO of Done in a Day. Caroline dives into how we can all bring our stress levels down when embarking on a move, and dishes on some of the best things people can do before they put their homes on the market. She also offers a step-by-step guide for how to tackle the moving process in the most efficient way possible. In Mailbag, saving for college, target date funds, and recession fears.
1/8/202036 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 194: How To Be More Productive Than Ever In 2020 

Will this be the year you secure that promotion, land a new job or start your side hustle? Julie Morgenstern is here to tell us how to get there. Julie offers tips for how to get the most out of the hours you have, and shares her favorite tricks for crafting the perfect to-do list. In Mailbag, guidance on credit utilization, employee stock purchase programs, and buying vs. leasing cars.
1/1/202037 minutes, 45 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #18: Credit, Credit Cards and Debt

In this Mailbag-only episode, Jean answers a question about how business credit cards can impact your personal credit, and how adding a child to your credit card as an authorized user can help them build credit. Jean also guides a listener wondering if she should claim bankruptcy, see a credit counselor, or cash out a retirement annuity in order to get back on track. Lastly, we advise a woman who is looking to pay down debt with personal loans, while also working to improve her credit score.
12/29/201923 minutes, 34 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #17: College, Education And Student Loans

In this Mailbag-only episode, Jean advises a woman who co-signed for her daughter’s student loans and is now struggling to repay the debt. We also hear from a woman whose ex is refusing to help with their kids’ tuition. Jean also guides a listener on how the 529 accounts she has for her nieces might impact their ability to get financial aid, and what to do with those accounts before they head to college.
12/28/201921 minutes, 41 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #16: Retirement and Investing

In this Mailbag-only episode, Jean advises a woman on how much she really needs to save for retirement. Is $1.7 million per person the right amount? Jean guides a mother of twins who is saving for retirement in a 401(k) and also considering investing in real estate and putting money into an HSA. Lastly, we tackle the question of investing worries that are rooted in a fear of losing money, and a question about selling stock in order to pay off the mortgage early.
12/27/201919 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 193: Missing Loved Ones This Time Of Year? An Expert Helps Guide Us Through

Jean sits down with Allison Gilbert, author of “Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive.” Her book has been described as a “how-to” manual for remembering our loved ones. Allison shares with us some of her favorite ways for processing grief and honoring our loved ones. In Mailbag, we advise listeners on paying down debt during a divorce, refinancing home loans, and getting a prenup before entering into a second marriage.
12/25/201934 minutes, 27 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #15: Home Buying and Real Estate

In this Mailbag-only episode, Jean advises a listener on how to buy a new home when all your money is tied up in your old one, as well as the ins and outs of selling a rental home while keeping some money liquid for a new home purchase. Also, paying off a mortgage early, and renovating a home vs. staying put.
12/21/201927 minutes, 56 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #14: Children, Families and Finances 

In this Mailbag-only episode, Jean offers her thoughts on how women with limited incomes can afford to adopt, starting 529 plans for children, and strategies for supporting adult children through grad school without enabling them. Also, how to help kids save, and how parents can open a brokerage account to get children excited about investing.
12/20/201917 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 192: How To Earn What You're Worth In 2020

Tracy Keogh, Chief Human Resources Officer at HP, dishes on how to climb the ladder, negotiate, get better opportunities at work, and increase your earning power. She offers us all a mini-course in some of her favorite negotiating tactics, including how to create a term sheet, how to ask for an off-cycle review to get a bump sooner than expected, and how to avoid negotiating against yourself. In Mailbag, where to get the best returns when you invest and the importance of having a diversified portfolio.
12/18/201938 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 191: The Negotiating Skills You Learn In A Brothel (And Other Wisdom From An Economist) 

What do the legal sex trade, gambling, and horse trading all have in common? They’re some of the unlikely places economist Allison Schrager has spent years studying risk, and we were blown away by the insight she shares on risk management and negotiating. To research her book, Allison spent time with sex workers and managers at Nevada’s bunny ranch, and the lessons she learned are pretty incredible. In Mailbag, a money trade-off question, advice for a woman who is underpaid, and investment strategy thoughts for an Australian couple in the US.
12/11/201941 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 190: Why Everyone Makes Mistakes With Money (And How To Get Better!) 

Why do people continually fail to take action on things that are difficult for them? Jeff Kreisler, author of “Get Rich Cheating: The Crooked Path To Easy Street,” tackles that question and many more. Jeff talks about sunk cost fallacy, solution aversion, and all the ways we allow ourselves to make poor financial decisions. In Mailbag, high yield savings accounts and where to find the best rates, and advice for first-time investors.
12/4/201940 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 189: Mitch Albom On Love, Loss And Giving Back 

Author and journalist Mitch Albom has penned some of the most influential books of our time — Tuesdays With Morrie, The Five People You Meet In Heaven, and Finding Chika. Mitch sits down with Jean to talk about some of his charitable work, and offers his thoughts on the most precious thing you can ever give someone, as well as what we can all do with our money to make us happy. In Mailbag, saving in your 401(k) vs. paying down credit card debt, 401(k) loans, and how to invest or sell stock options provided by your company.
11/27/201942 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 188: How To Close The Gender Pay Gap Once And For All 

What are you doing in 2119? That’s the year the American Association of University Women predicts that the gender pay gap will finally close, unless we take steps to bridge the gap sooner. Katica Roy is a gender economist and CEO of software company Pipeline. She shares some fascinating (and infuriating) facts about how often women are underpaid, and what corporations can do to help speed change.  In Mailbag, questions about dating and debt, what to do with old retirement accounts, and how to manage asset allocation if you’re part of the FIRE movement.
11/20/201944 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 187: How Gen-X Women Can Save For Retirement (And Everything Else!)

Jean sits down with Shelley Emling, Editor-In-Chief at AARP’s The Girlfriend, to talk all things Gen-X women and how they can get back on track for retirement. What can Gen-X women do to get off the sidelines and build the self-confidence they need to ask for raises and make empowered financial decisions? In Mailbag, the best way to manage credit cards while keeping your credit utilization rate low, and whether or not to move money in your 401(k) or sell stocks.
11/13/201932 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 186: Lighting The Path To Savings and Security With The FIRE Movement

Scott Rieckens, author of Playing With Fire, and producer of the recent documentary by the same name, walks us through his journey into the FIRE movement, (Financial Independence, Retire Early) and how he learned to prioritize his spending and saving goals — and how we can do the same. In Mailbag, questions about taking a job you’re overqualified for in order to get your foot in the door, and what to do for health insurance when you’re between jobs.
11/6/201942 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 185: Finding Life's True Riches With Rabbi Steve Leder 

Rabbi Steve Leder, author of several critically acclaimed books, including “More Money Than God,” offers heaps of wonderful insight on this week’s episode.  He shares why he became a Rabbi, and how to raise healthy, well-grounded humans in the instant-gratification reality we live in. In Mailbag, Jean advises a woman who recently found herself as her family’s primary breadwinner, and tackles a question on how much you really need to save for retirement.
10/30/201938 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 184: Building Your Personal Brand With Marketing Guru Seth Godin

This week’s guest, marketing guru Seth Godin, has some motivation that’s going to change the way we think about our personal brand. Seth says that the strength of your personal brand — and perhaps even your entire career — hinges on a single question: Do you do what you say you’re going to do? In Mailbag, Jean advises a woman who rents out part of her home and is looking into refinancing her home loan, and where to invest once you’ve maxed out your 401(k).
10/23/201941 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 183: On The Couch With Financial Therapist Amanda Clayman 

This week we sit down with financial therapist and Prudential financial wellness advocate Amanda Clayman. In her role, Amanda guides her clients on how they can positively change their overall approach to their finances. Amanda describes why and how our thoughts and feelings may shape our financial choices, and walks us all through her holistic approach. In Mailbag, Jean and Kathryn talk about the pros and cons of closing credit cards you no longer use.
10/16/201941 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 182: Having ‘Enough’ With Vicki Robin, Author Of 'Your Money Or Your Life'

Vicki Robin, co-author of “Your Money Or Your Life,” challenged a generation of people to think critically about what they were really working toward financially, and how they could live authentically in a consumer-driven world.  Vicki and her late partner Joe Dominguez are credited with sowing the seeds of the FIRE movement (Financial Independence, Retire Early) as it is known today. Vicki speaks some hard and necessary truths about the concept of “enough,” and how we can fully embrace what’s “enough” for us. In Mailbag, how to build credit scores and credit history for young people.
10/9/201941 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 181: Living Your Best Financial Life with The Debt Free Guys

Husband and husband team David Auten and John Schneider are known as the “Debt Free Guys” for a reason. They offer some inspiring advice on how to live a fulfilling life without sacrificing financial security. They break down how to discuss financial anxiety with your partner, how to take a good look at what you may be doing wrong with your money, and how to weigh the financial priorities (and sacrifices) in your life. They also tackle the questions as to why the LGBTQ community assumes more debt than the heterosexual population, and why same-sex couples are 73% more likely to be denied a mortgage. In Mailbag, how credit cards closed due to inactivity may impact your credit score, whether you should contribute to your spouse’s 401(k), and tips on saving for grad school.
10/3/201938 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 180: Are You Recession-Proof?

If you’re feeling a little anxious about your finances, well, we don’t blame you. That’s why we sat down with wealth advisor Ed Butowsky, author of “Wealth Mismanagement.” He gets candid about the Federal Reserve’s recent rate cut, how to stay calm in the face of a potential market swings, and what the heck an inverted yield curve is, anyway. He gives us his suggestions for tried and true stock sectors that can weather any storm. In Mailbag, tips on reducing your credit card debt in the face of competing priorities, like student loans and your mortgage.
9/25/201936 minutes
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EP 179: Ethical Investing with Megan Schleck

Jean sits down with Megan Schleck, co-founder and CEO of COIN, a conscious investing platform that allows us to put our money into companies making an impact in the areas we care most about. The pair discuss creating an avenue for everyday investors to have a place where their voice can be heard (for as little as $50!), and mission-based investing. In Mailbag, Jean and Kathryn talk about how age is more than just a number, and encouraging women in the C-suite.
9/18/201939 minutes, 45 seconds
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EP 178: Making Empowered Choices With Cheryl Strauss Einhorn

Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, author of the book, Investing in Financial Research: A Decision-Making System for Better Results, helps us break down the decision-making process and help us gain the confidence we need when faced with life’s big “what to dos.” She shares her method for decision-making, dives into the concept of risk, and explains how we can feel more empowered when navigating the emotional aspects of big decisions. In mailbag, helping a parent save for retirement when they’re new to the country, what to do when a child doesn’t qualify for a federal student grant or loan because of 'the parents’ savings, and getting out of debt after divorce.
9/11/201942 minutes, 32 seconds
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EP 177: Cryptocurrency Investing For Dummies, With Kiana Danial

Should you invest in crypto and blockchain? If you buy crypto, how do you use your money? Kiana Danial, author of Cryptocurrency Investing for Dummies, and CEO of InvestDiva, answers all our questions, and discusses her journey into investing in cryptocurrency. She shares her thoughts on exactly when we're all going to be able to use cryptocurrency in a "real" way, just as we would with any other purchasing app. Hint: The future isn't so very far away.
9/4/201946 minutes, 4 seconds
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EP 176: Resilience And True Wealth With Veronica Dagher

When many people hear the word "wealth," they think about dollars and cents, but it's so much more than that, says Veronica Dagher, host of “The Secrets Of Wealthy Women” podcast. Veronica shares most important career and financial advice she's gotten from female CEOs and other women leaders. In mailbag, Jean tackles a questions from a listeners on funding home improvements, how to ask for a raise at your annual review, and whether or not to buy a home for your mother-in-law.
8/28/201939 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 175: Investing For Good, With Nicole Connolly 

Is ESG investing on your radar? That stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance, and it’s huge for people who want to invest in companies they can feel good about. Nicole Connolly, Head of ESG investing and Portfolio Manager for the Women’s Leadership Fund at Fidelity Investments, breaks down how we can all put our money where our mouth is when it comes to supporting companies that are doing the right thing. Nicole also talks about the Women’s Leadership Fund at Fidelity, a fund that invests in companies that support future female leaders. In mailbag, Jean breaks down tax laws for folks with side hustles, and talks about how we can all strike a balance between investing using your head and your heart.
8/21/201927 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 174: Money-Saving Coupon Strategies With Joanie Demer 

Krazy Coupon Lady Joanie Demer on what style of couponing may work best for you, and how 10 minutes of effort each week could save you $50. She discusses some of the mistakes she's made and the differences in the type of discounts offered by loyalty programs, in-store promotions and coupon stacking. In Mailbag, negotiating vacation days and a flexible schedule as part of your total compensation package, how to successfully consolidate retirement accounts, and whether or not there's a benchmark spending timeline for retirement.
8/14/201933 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 173: Working It After A Career Break With Addie Swartz

Today, 85% of millennials are planning to take career breaks, but returning to the workforce after time away can be much more challenging than landing that first job. Addie Swartz, CEO of ReacHIRE, a company that partners with Fortune 500 companies to create re-entry opportunities for women of all ages, at all stages of their careers, talks about the resources women need to get back to work, including free online courses, resume updates, and networking. In Mailbag, the best bank and investment account security protocols, ways to eliminate credit card debt, and why remote workers are happier and more productive.
8/7/201926 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 172: Claire Wasserman And How Ladies Can Get Paid More

When's the last time you asked for a raise? Claire Wasserman, founder of Ladies Get Paid, a career development organization that helps women negotiate for pay and power at work, dishes on power, value, the wage gap, and why women have to ask for more money. She walks us through the negotiating process and tells us why you should always walk through the door with three numbers in mind. In Mailbag, home building and some of the best ways to increase your retirement savings.
7/31/201941 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep:171 The Master Cleanse For Your Money

Today, most of us are taking better care of our health. We’re more active, get more Vitamin D, and stress a little less. As for our finances, sometimes these feel-good vibes — including summer vacations — cause us to amp up our spending. If your wallet is starting to sweat (like ours), then Ashley Feinstein Gerstley, author of The 30-Day Money Cleanse, is here to whip our finances back into shape. In Mailbag, is it smarter to pay additional money toward the principal on a home mortgage or to invest that money in an index fund?
7/24/201932 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 170: Travel Savings Secrets From An Instagram Influencer

You know those people on Instagram who are always traveling to fabulous places, making you wonder how they afford it, and why you aren’t doing the same thing? This week we’re getting all of the answers — and travel savings secrets — from Rachel Rudwall, an Emmy-nominated on-camera host and producer, who has traveled to all seven continents, lived in three countries and journeyed through nearly 70 nations — all on a limited budget. She’s got millions of airline miles and she knows how to use them. In Mailbag, pensions and other retirement savings strategies.
7/17/201938 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 169: Fear Factor. It May Not Be Possible To Conquer All Your Fears Before You Take Financial Action. It's Also Unnecessary.

What has held you back in your career, or with your money? Maybe you were scared — of what would happen, of failure, of the reaction of the people you know and love. Although getting over fear may be a goal, there's another way: You could do it scared. So says our guest Ruth Soukup, author of “Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love.”  She walks us through how and why it works. In Mailbag, where to build your savings to buy your first home and why we have many credit scores.
7/10/201940 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep 168: How To Take Your Side Hustle Or Job To The Next Level

Entrepreneur coach Ali Brown on how to stand out online and position yourself as a ‘category of one.’ How to understand tall poppy syndrome, avoid excellence burnout and master the 80/20 rule with your time. Then, in Mailbag, how to create a budget in retirement, when young adults should get their first credit cards and how one woman can approach the guilt associated with financial success.
7/3/201933 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 167: Build Better Habits With Charles Duhigg

You’re trying to save more money, but can’t find the spare change, or maybe you’re trying to stop snacking at 4pm, but reach for the cookie like clockwork. The latter was exactly what was happening to Charles Duhigg, and he was so eager to break his own bad habits, he went on to become an expert in changing our behavior with his bestsellers, “The Power of Habit” and “Smarter Faster Better.” We explore the psychology behind habit formation and discuss solutions for long-term behavior modifications. In Mailbag, we go over how to choose a Roth IRA, a financial planner and how to start investing with your kids.
6/26/201937 minutes
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Ep 166: Can Fertility Tech Save You Time And Money?

“Do you want kids?” Like it or not, it’s a question you’ve probably been asked (many times). No matter what your answer is, having a baby costs about $11,000, and that’s without complications. Run into fertility issues, and solutions can run into the thousands. Enter FemTech: Companies and products that are looking to tackle fertility, like Ava, a wearable fertility tracker.Ava’s co-founder and president, Lea von Bidder, discusses all things fertility, including the emotional and financial costs. In Mailbag, incorporating tax diversification into retirement planning, fixing errors on our credit reports and understanding our credit scores.
6/19/201939 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 165: From A Penny In Savings To A Millionaire In Five Years. Meet Grant Sabatier.

What's your most limited resource? Money? It might feel that way, but the real answer is time. You can earn more money. You can't get more hours or minutes or seconds...or years. The latter — particularly as it relates to compound interest, giving your money time to grow — is just one of the things we dive into with Grant Sabatier, a leader of the "Financial Independence, Retire Early" (FIRE) movement, and author of “Financial Freedom.” In Mailbag, does going to a more expensive college mean more success? Plus: How to tackle crippling credit card debt.
6/12/201943 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 164: She Said, She Said With Laura Cox Kaplan

Whether you're reading the list of Fortune 500 CEOs and board members, or a roster of members of Congress, the lack of women in numbers is hugely apparent. It provided the impetus for Laura to start her “She Said / She Said” podcast and this week we're digging into how to bridge the gap — for ourselves and for society as a whole. In Mailbag, fraud alerts vs. credit freezes, and how to say, “no, thank you,” to buying into all of your friends’ side hustles.
6/5/201943 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 163: Take Your Investments To The Next Level

Erin Lowry on her book, “Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner's Guide to Leveling Up Your Money.” She did the legwork on everything from opening accounts (what kind?), figuring out what to put in them (stocks, bonds, funds?), how to invest when you want to make an impact in the world and more. In Mailbag: How to handle a rental property that’s underwater, and financial tradeoffs (invest or pay down the mortgage?).
5/29/201933 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 162: Earning It With Mika Brzezinski & Daniela Pierre-Bravo

This week, we're talking with Mika Brzezinski, co-host of Morning Joe and founder of Know Your Value, and Daniela Pierre-Bravo, her Morning Joe producer. The two discuss their book, “EARN IT! Know Your Value and Grow Your Career, in Your 20s and Beyond,” inspired by Daniela's journey from DACA recipient/DREAMer, struggling to pay her way through college, to NYC success. It involves Greyhound busses, resume fibs, and great advice for positioning yourself to rise in any career. In Mailbag: Can you put a price on happiness and Roth 401(k)s?
5/22/201940 minutes, 17 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #13

Questions on the documentation needed for purchasing a home and the decision to tap into an IRA before retirement. Also, how to find the right financial planner, how to approach paying off six-figure student debt and when to pull money from your savings for your investments.
5/17/201917 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 161: For Women Who Do Too Much (Like You!)

Do you anticipate other’s needs before your own? Does your brain house the master to-do list for your entire family? You're a queen of emotional labor — the unpaid and unnoticed work that many women do to keep their loved ones happy. Gemma Hartley, author of "Women Aren’t Nags; We’re Just Fed Up," tells us all how we can cut back, and stand up for ourselves. In Mailbag, how to invest in Roth IRAs, prioritize saving versus investing, plus the dos and don’ts for downsizing.
5/15/201941 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 160: The Mom Of The CEO-Sisters Of YouTube And 23andMe Tells Us How To Raise Successful People

Esther Wojcicki, a leading American educator and mother who raised three superstar daughters, offers advice for raising successful people. Her daughters? Susan, the CEO of YouTube, Janet, a professor of pediatrics at the University of California-San Francisco and Anne, co-founder and CEO of 23andMe. In Mailbag, where you can get the biggest returns on your savings and negotiating credit card interest rates.
5/8/201944 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 159: Til Debt Do Us Part? How One Couple Conquered Debt Together

Money is a leading cause of stress in relationships, and, consequently, a leading cause of divorce. But not for the McNeely’s. Talaat and Tai McNeely, the couple behind His and Her Money, paid down one partner’s $30,000 credit card debt—and a $330,000 mortgage—together. They tell us how, and, get this: They never fight about money. Yes, we asked for all the secrets. In Mailbag, one listener questions whether achieving a perfect credit score of 850 is actually possible. It is. (It’s not easy, but it is.) We go over how to boost your score, how to build credit for new college grads and how to work through decision fatigue when it comes to your finances. Plus: Venmo recently changed its user agreement to indicate that it may “engage in collection and other efforts” to recover lost monies. Will you be receiving a Venmo from them? We know, very meta. Find out in Thrive.
5/1/201927 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 158: Color Commentary With Amy Errett

“Life isn’t about winning. Life is about a journey. Life is about finding your happiness with whatever that genius is that you have." So says Amy Errett, founder and CEO of Madison Reed, the beauty brand that’s challenging industry titans in the hair color space. She walks us through her career highlights and lowlights (ba-dum-bum!), including an unexpected firing that changed her entire perspective on work, family, happiness...and life. Plus, as a VC, she shares her take on the elements that create a successful business. In Mailbag, we discuss what you can do with your 401(k) if you’re leaving your job—and budgeting for charitable giving with donor advised funds. In Thrive, if we’ve learned anything in the past month, it’s that there’s a right way and a wrong way to get your kid into college. But just because you aren’t out there bribing coaches doesn’t mean you might not be making a few mistakes of your own. We discuss.
4/24/201941 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 157: LGBTQ Money Matters

Did you know that one in two LGBTQ adults associate money with anxiety, which is significantly more than straight, cisgender people who do? That was just one of our important takeaways from the 2019 LGBTQ Money Matters Survey, which was driven by this week's guests, Tobin Low and Kathy Tu, hosts of the Nancy podcast and special series, Queer Money Matters. We discuss their findings, their stories and solutions for the increased costs the LGBTQ community often face when it comes to careers, parenthood, marriage, healthcare and more. In Mailbag, we discuss a hierarchy of how to use your tax return money with debt, emergency savings, retirement savings and family planning all in mind. Plus: Tax filing exemptions for expats. In Thrive, we’re talking about the “Failure to Launch” effect. In other words, what to do when parents are financially supporting their adult children for much longer than they thought they’d be...we discuss!
4/17/201942 minutes, 2 seconds
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Bonus Mailbag #12

Remember our recent listener survey? (Thank you to everyone who weighed in!) One major finding: You want more Mailbag. Message received. In this bonus show, we discuss: the tax differences between Traditional and Roth IRAs, the best places to save and grow money for short-term goals, the pros and cons of reverse mortgages, the considerations for one listener who might get a home equity loan to help her daughter pay down debt and why freezing your credit is still a must. Have a question for the show? Email them to us at [email protected].
4/12/201915 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 156: Supporting The Girls Up Top

For many of the female founders we’ve featured on the show, either personal problems or macro pain points served as inspiration for their companies. For Heidi Zak, ThirdLove, was no different. Nearly seven years ago, the co-founder and co-CEO set out to change the dismal relationship she, and—as it turns out—millions of other women (including the HerMoney team) have with their bras. “Every woman has a bra story,” she says, and this week we hear hers, discuss ours, and learn the best practices for buying, maintaining and even donating bras. (If you’re like us, you're doing it wrong!) Plus: Heidi gets honest about her experience in building and scaling a company that’s unapologetically for women. In Mailbag, we answer your questions on consolidating 401(k)s, picking a retirement plan when your company doesn’t offer one and using company stock for making a down payment on a first home. We end the show with some important news on finding love in the digital age: “Romance scams” are costing people more money than any other form of fraud, according to the FTC. Looking to donate your bras? Here are two options: -https://isupportthegirls.org/ -https://brarecyclingagency.com/ And if you know of any others, please email us at [email protected]!
4/10/201929 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 155: How To Talk About Money With Your Loved Ones

We’re at HerMoney headquarters this week, because when Carl Richards flies nearly 9,000 miles from New Zealand to New York City, has time to record and your studio is temporarily unavailable, you make it work. Carl is a CFP, an author, The Sketch Guy for The New York Times and the creator of a new workshop geared towards helping couples talk about money called “Talking About Money”—and that’s exactly what we do this week. Carl teaches us why talking about money with our partners and spouses can be tricky and how we can become better communicators. We lose the shame, we lose the blame and we learn to take “time outs.” It’s a must-listen. In Mailbag, we discuss closing credit cards without lowering your credit score, and why you might want to consider investing in a Roth IRA over a Traditional IRA after contributing the max to your employer’s plan. And, inspired by our conversation with Carl, in Thrive, we talk about first impressions and why your nonverbal expressions matter when making connections.
4/3/201946 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep 154: Invest Like A Woman

Building off of last week’s “Women With Money” episode that focused on how and why more of us should be investing in addition to our retirement accounts, we’re with investing expert Manisha Thakor. She’s VP of financial wellbeing at Brighton Jones and host of the "true WELLth podcast." We discuss the psychology of investing, the difference between active versus passive investing styles and best practices for working with financial advisors. In Mailbag, we answer your questions on closing credit cards without hurting your credit, whether it's a smart move to help a boyfriend's family with student loan debt and the complications that can ensue come tax time. Plus: Our Thrive segment is courtesy of one of our amazing listeners, Pam, who emailed us a few weeks back after Episode 149, in which we talked about the new rules of resume writing. Her advice will help your resume get seen! P.S. Jean’s new book, “Women With Money,” hits stands this week! Order yours today at WomenWithMoneyBook.com.
3/27/201933 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 153: Women With Money

The tables are turning for women and money—and the roles are reversing in this week’s episode. To celebrate the upcoming launch of Jean’s new book, “Women with Money: The Judgment-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and, Yes, Rich) Life You Deserve,” Kelly interviews Jean for the very first time. Women have more money and more power than ever before and there’s more coming our way. We talk about the important ways in which we can use our money and our power to make life better for us, for the people we love and for the world. Above all, learn more about Jean—and why this book is more personal for her than any other book she’s written before. We close the show by answering your questions (of course) on paying off mortgages in the FIRE movement, FAFSA considerations for students who take breaks between school, the pros of tax-deductible IRAs and more. Women With Money is available for preorder now on WomenWithMoneyBook.com.
3/20/201929 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 152: The Lazy Woman’s Guide To Cooking With (None Other Than) Melissa Clark!

When it comes to saving more money, you’re tired of hearing to pack your lunch and make your own coffee, right? We get it. Because we’re tired of it, too. Trouble is, many of us do spend the majority of our disposable income on food. We literally eat our money. If we could get ourselves to cook even a little bit more, we could seriously save. Which is why we were so thrilled to hear cookbook author and New York Times food columnist, Melissa Clark, tell us she cooks, because she's lazy. Seriously. She argues that it's a lot less work than eating out. And she has a point. Which you'll see as she takes us through cost-effective recipes, some common excuses for not cooking and which ingredients and kitchen supplies you can cut corners on. (If it sounds like we're geeking out, it's because we are. Just a little bit.) In Mailbag, we answer your questions on renovating a house, paying off five-figure credit card debt and setting up 529s for nieces and nephews. Plus: Did you know over 90% of recruiters are using LinkedIn to check you out? We discuss what to have on your profile.
3/13/201940 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 151: Why You Need A Work Wife

When it comes to being happy at work, guess which factor matters the most? The nature of our work? No. The money? Nope. OK, it's the people we work with. And, if you’re lucky, you have a work wife. This week we’re with Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur, work wives and founders of the popular fashion and design website, Of a Kind. They’re out with the new book, inspired by their relationship, “Work Wife: The Power of Female Friendship to Drive Successful Businesses.” We discuss why these relationships are valuable (in more ways than one), how to take a friendship to the next level (i.e., starting a business together) and how to talk money with your besties, in general. In Mailbag, we answer your questions on the concept of gender-neutral investing and where to invest and save for the short-term. And since we’re on the subject of relationships, would you break up with someone because of their credit card debt? Interesting research in Thrive.
3/6/201936 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep 150: It’s Time For A Resiliency Booster

We’re sitting down with Emmy award-winning journalist and producer, Laura Ling. (Yes, the Laura Ling who was was arrested and held captive in North Korea for 140 days after reporting on the trafficking of North Korean women.) She’s now the host of the Everyday Bravery podcast, which documents people overcoming hardships. We discuss how to build your resiliency muscle, the power of mentorship and her personal caregiving story (a reminder that if you’re taking care of kids and your parents simultaneously, a) you’re not alone and b) you’re nothing short of amazing!). In Mailbag, we answer your questions on negotiating benefits packages and investing in real estate. Plus: Another friendly reminder to just say NO to store credit cards. Why in Thrive. The HerMoney Listener Survey: http://hermoney.com/survey
2/27/201929 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 149: Do You Speak Millennial?

How about Xer? Boomer? Having a multigenerational team at work can be a wonderful thing. The diversity of ages brings different experiences, different lenses—all of which can strengthen your company’s culture and increase your chances of success. But communication across the generations? That can be trying. Enter our guest, executive coach Lisa Lord. After today’s session — i.e. episode — you’ll have a new framework for figuring out what you want out of your job, how to interact effectively with all of your colleagues and even how to score a promotion you’re not qualified for (yet). In Mailbag, we answer your questions on where to save or invest money for a first home and financial considerations for first-time parents. Stick around for Thrive to hear the new rules of résumés. Have you taken our listener survey yet: http://hermoney.com/survey? To improve the show, we’re conducting a survey to learn more about you, what you think and what you want more (or less) of moving forward. It should take five minutes of your time. As a thank you—upon completion—we’ll enter you into our giveaway of $100 Amazon gift cards and signed copies of Jean’s new book, "Women With Money."
2/20/201936 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 148: Talk Taxes To Me

With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, we decided to romance you with an entire show dedicated to your taxes. We shouldn’t have, right? But we did and we should, because this will be the first filing season that taxpayers see the full effects of the tax reform that was passed in 2017. And given that this was one of the biggest overhauls of the tax code in over 30 years, there will be tons of changes. Will they affect you? Let’s find out. Our date and tax expert this week is Maggie Klokkenga, senior advisor at Clayton Financial Group. Maggie is both a CPA and CFP®, and, best of all, she’s a longtime HerMoney community member, which is how we met. In Mailbag, we answer your questions on backdoor Roth IRAs, 529 savings plans, tax software and filing jointly. Plus: If you’re one of the many people who didn’t adjust their tax withholding last year—or you can’t remember the last time you did—then it’s time to do that. We tell you how. As always, thank you for listening. To improve the show, we’re conducting a survey to learn more about you, what you think and what you want more (or less) of moving forward. The survey should take five minutes of your time. As a thank you—upon completion—we’ll enter you into our giveaway of $100 Amazon gift cards and signed copies of Jean’s new book, "Women With Money." Please share your opinion here: http://hermoney.com/survey Resources mentioned in the show: IRS Withholding Calculator: https://bit.ly/2aLxK0A NerdWallet Withholding Calculator: https://bit.ly/2X0zcCk
2/13/201929 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 147: Do You Have The Mentality Of A Millionaire?

“Becoming a millionaire is not a private country club—it’s a result of many many years of hard work.” This week we’re back with retirement expert and Ramsey Personality, Chris Hogan, who’s out with his new book, “Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth—and How You Can Too.” Chris and the Ramsey research team surveyed over 10,000 U.S. millionaires to discover how they reached seven-figure status. Not surprisingly, it starts with getting in the right headspace. Oh, and Andy Puddicombe, consider Chris your competition. (If you listened to Episode 49, then you know what we’re talking about!) In Mailbag, we answer your questions on being more hands-on with your retirement investments, budgeting for childcare and retirement planning with a pension. Then, should you share your salary with your colleague—your male colleagues? We discuss in Thrive.
2/6/201931 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 146: One Woman’s Journey To Financial Independence

Building on last week’s episode on the FIRE movement, this week we sit down with Jamila Souffrant, creator of the blog and podcast, Journey To Launch, in which she chronicles her and her family’s experience towards financial independence. “For most people who hear about FIRE movement it seems overwhelming,” says Jamila. “I like to modify it and say it [financial independence] can mean anything you want it to mean. In my case, it meant I wanted to retire from my corporate job to do work I love.” Jamila is candid on how she and her husband increased their savings rate, modified their investments and managed their accounts together to make this happen. In fact, we all might want to take a lesson in financial togetherness (and respect) from this couple. In Mailbag, we answer your questions on maxing out 401(k)s without compromising your short-term goals, protecting your finances when buying property with a future spouse and funding HSAs. And Jamila’s story has us wondering: Do you feel engaged in what you're doing at work? If not, we discuss new research that can help in Thrive.
1/30/201934 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 145: Ring The Alarm! We’re Talking FIRE

Only you can prevent running out of money in retirement. OK, we’ll cool it with the fire and Smokey The Bear puns. This savings crisis is one we’ve covered before, but this week we’re discussing what thousands of people are calling the solution: The FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) Movement. Our two experts, Jonathan Mendonsa and Brad Barrett, co-hosts of the ChooseFi podcast, explain what it is, its “simple math” and why it’s so popular: “You know, I think all of us kind of understand the golden years are the years that you're allowed to do everything that you've really wanted,” says Jonathan. “Now society has given you the permission to go do that...I don't just want my golden years right—I want my best years.” Then, in Mailbag, we answer your questions on how college students can start investing and building credit when they have none. Plus, there’s another gap—not in our favor—we can add to the list: the stress gap. Sigh, and talk solutions with us in Thrive.
1/23/201930 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep 144: The Emotional & Financial Debt From Being Duped

Double lives. Deception. Shame. Nope, it’s not an episode of “Dirty John” (though it could be)—it’s this week’s podcast. Abby Ellin, an award-winning journalist and author of the new book: “Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married,” is in the studio and does she have a story to tell! She also equips us with advice for how to be smarter even when we’re confronted with some of the most-skilled liars. Then, in Mailbag, we discuss how you can ask for more financial responsibility at home without implying you don’t trust your partner—and we answer your questions on long-term care policies for singles (plus other insurances singles should strongly consider) and the 4% retirement rule. In Thrive, staying on the theme of couples and money: Who do you think should pick up the check on a date? We discuss.
1/16/201935 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 143: For More Wealth, Freedom & Peace Of Mind in 2019, Practice The Art Of Abundance

We’re in the second week of 2019 — and with our New Year’s resolutions fresh in our minds — we thought it’d be an opportune time to talk about abundance. Or rather, the art of abundance with Leisa Peterson. Leisa is a wealth coach, business strategist, podcaster and author, who is known for her ability to quickly identify the exact issues that are holding us back from achieving our goals. She’s helped thousands of people (including us) develop practical skills for attracting greater wealth, freedom and peace of mind. In Mailbag, we cover your questions on refinancing student debt, aligning your budget with your ethics and exploring career opportunities in the financial services industry. Finally, have you heard of the FIRE movement? We’ve mentioned it on the show before and we have a podcast dedicated to it coming up soon. In the meantime, a FIRE 101 in Thrive.
1/9/201935 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 142: Your Investing Questions Answered with Fidelity’s Kathy Murphy

Happy New Year HerMoney! Goodbye 2018 and goodbye investing confidence gap. After decades of focusing on why women weren’t investing, the broader conversation is shifting to why — and how — women are growing their wealth. We’re kicking off another fantastic year of important conversations with HerMoney’s champion from day one, Kathy Murphy. She’s the president of personal investing at Fidelity, which is out with new research on women and investing. A finding we’re thrilled to hear: Over 70% of women say it’s time to demand more from their money and that they’re going to take action in the next six months. Let’s join them! Kathy tells us how. In Mailbag, Kelly and I answer your questions on Social Security, opening up a Roth IRA and buying a house in the current market. Plus: We know women are more likely to take career breaks for childcare — and now we have an idea of how much it can cost them. We discuss in Thrive.
1/2/201927 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 141: The Earlier You Start Talking Money With Your Kids, The Better

Too many of us can relate to the fact that personal finance wasn’t something we were taught growing up. It’s a big reason why this show exists and it’s also why Dina Shoman founded inherQuests, a company that creates financial education products for kids. She’s on a mission to increase financial literacy for our future generations, starting with little girls. She shares what’s working, what isn’t and how we can start talking to our kids about money in a way that sticks. In Mailbag, we answer your questions on getting out of debt, getting money in foreign countries and combining finances for newlyweds. Finally, you know we love highlighting gratitude practices, especially the simple ones, like writing thank-you notes. But it turns out if you’re writing one to a hiring manager, you might want to put away the pen and paper. Why in Thrive.
12/26/201830 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep 140: Build Your Blueprint For Longevity & Vitality With Jillian Michaels

This week, we’re tackling the subject of aging, which, according to new research, more women are looking forward to. Excuse us? Yep, financial challenges aside, more women are excited about aging, particularly about what their lives will look like as they age. It’s rooted in the idea of, “The best is yet to come.” But the best will only come if you’re feeling your best, and that means taking care of yourself. Enter: The always-wonderful Jillian Michaels. Just days after losing her home in the California Camp Fire, Jillian spent time with us to discuss her latest book, “The 6 Keys: Unlock Your Genetic Potential for Ageless Strength, Health, and Beauty.” We run through all six and how you can apply them today, because “Aging gracefully doesn’t have to mean giving up and accepting decay,” writes Jillian. “It means keeping yourself in fantastic health, inside and out, for a hell of a long time …” In Mailbag, we answer your questions on union memberships, rebalancing 401(k)s and prioritizing HSAs. Then, if you’re like us — and many other rewards-points junkies — the allure of getting a new credit card with a big, fat rewards bonus sends your heart fluttering: 50,000 points, 70,000, 100,000, oh my! But, what then? How to maximize them in Thrive.
12/19/201834 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep 139: Yes, Women Want & Need Different Financial Advice

We’ve got the O.G. B.F.F. (best financial friend) on the show this week. Shannon McLay is the founder and CEO of The Financial Gym, a financial services company that’s disrupting the industry’s approach with women (and some men) on how they overhaul their relationships with money and work towards financial success. We discuss why women want (and need) different financial advice, what's working, what isn't and how Shannon is successfully raising capital for her company from men who can't relate. In Mailbag, we answer your questions on finding a job in the financial services industry, balancing wants vs. needs and understanding an annuity alongside other retirement accounts. Finally, because there’s so much going on in our world that’s blazing a light on our differences rather than our similarities, we thought it would be nice to focus on something we all want: happiness. Join us in Thrive.
12/12/201829 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 138: All About 529 College Savings Plans

Earlier this year, America's student debt hit 1.5 trillion dollars — and guess who holds most of it? Yep, us ladies. We hold nearly two-thirds of all student loan debt in the United States. To bring it closer to home, the average graduate walked off campus with around $39,400 last year, which is up six percent from 2016. It's trending up, so what can we do for ourselves and our loved ones to lower the cost? One (big) option: 529 college savings plans. We have Abby Chao, co-founder and COO of CollegeBacker, to talk us through what they are, how they work and how you can easily get your loved ones on board. In Mailbag, we answer your questions on retirement planning for when you're out of work, credit cards for new adults and how to go from joint accounts to yours, mine and ours. In Thrive, HerMoney reporter Kathryn shares her coverage on the increase in workplace demotions. We discuss what to do and how to handle them.
12/5/201827 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 137: Be More Human, Erica Keswin Tells Us How

If you texted, emailed, Slacked and DM'd with people more than you talked to them face-to-face today, then this week's episode is for you. Erica Keswin, author of the new book, "Bring Your Human to Work: 10 Surefire Ways to Design a Workplace That Is Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World," is all about learning how to speak in a human voice, finding the sweet spot between tech and connect and meetings that won't waste your time. She's our new girl crush. And we cover it all. In Mailbag, we answer your questions on selling stock, rolling over retirement accounts and dealing with medical collections. And, in Thrive, some great news: There are more 401(k) and IRA millionaires than ever before, according to a new report from Fidelity — woo-hoo! You can be one, too. Keep listening!
11/28/201834 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep 136: Finding Roommates & Funding Businesses With Elien Becque

Finding roommates and funding businesses are no easy feats. Ask Elien Becque. She's the founder and CEO of RoomZoom, a roommate matching web app designed to take the stress, financial risk and guesswork out of finding a roommate. We’ve covered the trend of more couples cohabitating before marriage to save money, but we haven’t discussed a similar trend of more Americans — in non-romantic relationships — choosing to room together for the same reason. Elien is our new guide for how to find the perfect match. She also gets real on the highs and lows of running an early-stage company — her entrepreneurial story is both refreshing and relatable. In Mailbag, Kelly and I talk Venmo and answer your questions on retirement: saving strategies with a pension, saving strategies without a pension and whether or not it's OK to use them for paying off the mortgage. Plus: It's Open Enrollment time. Are you set for next year? We discuss health care in Thrive. Something easier than choosing a health care plan? Subscribing to our free weekly newsletters! Just text "HERMONEY" to 888-111 to subscribe.
11/21/201834 minutes, 21 seconds
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Bonus: Smart Women & Smarter Money Choices, Part Two

TGIF! To celebrate, we're taking you back to our live show at the PRX Podcast Garage in Boston. After our interview with Harvard’s Brigitte Madrian and our Mailbag (listen to both in Episode 134), we hosted a HerMoney Happy Hour. Grab your favorite beverage and enjoy 30+ minutes of women getting real about their relationships with money.
11/16/201836 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep 135: Build Your Buzz, Your Brand, And, Yes, Your Business

Whether you're an entrepreneur, a wantrepreneur (our favorite new word) or neither, the ability to market yourself is crucial. We all need to be able to create strong brands — personal and professional — and this week we get advice on how from the best. Tina Wells, CEO and founder of Buzz Marketing Group, an agency that creates marketing strategies for clients within the beauty, entertainment, fashion, financial, and lifestyle sectors, gives us a private consultation. In Mailbag, Kelly and I answer your questions on using life insurance plans for college savings, trusts, and credit card balance transfers. In Thrive, Fair Isaac Corp. — the creator of FICO credit score — is introducing a new scoring system called the UltraFICO in 2019. Learn how it could impact you.
11/14/201834 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 134: Smart Women & Smarter Money Choices, Part One

HerMoney recently went on a road trip to Boston for a live show with Harvard’s Brigitte Madrian at the PRX Podcast Garage. We discuss her extensive research on 401(k)s — savings rates, leakages and the possible relationship they have with credit card debt — if you were auto-enrolled into yours, then you definitely want to tune in. We also explore the idea of sidecar plans. Have you heard of them? In our live Mailbag, we answer attendees' questions on how to get more of our girlfriends talking about money, how to approach the current real estate market, how to ride the stock market (rollercoaster) and more. In fact, so much more, including a taste of a HerMoney Happy Hour (!), that we're making this a two-part special. Stay tuned for more!
11/7/201846 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 133: Is An Annuity Right For You?

We (and by we, we mean the entire personal finance community) talk a lot about saving for retirement, but not enough about how to make our money last as long as we're going to. So we're going to change that. One possible solution for better guaranteeing income in retirement: annuities. One woman who's making annuities sound much sexier than they are: Elaine Larsen. At speeds of over 280 mph, Elaine has made a career out of going as fast as possible for five seconds down a straight and narrow quarter-mile track as hot-rod race car driver. However, after a major wreck in 2011, she realized she wasn’t invincible and that it was time to start planning for retirement. She shares her story and how an annuity was right for her and her family. In Mailbag — after retirement is taken care of, how should you invest an extra $10,000? We offer ideas and answer your other questions on freezing credit for toddlers and buying into CDs at credit unions. Plus: Venmo is about to get more expensive. Hear why in Thrive.
10/31/201825 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 132: How Small Moves Can Make Big Impacts With Scott Harrison

With giving season upon us, we started asking ourselves how we can make bigger impacts — not just at the end of the year — but perhaps year round? We all have causes we care about, but when does it make sense to take donating money, time or resources a step further? When does it make sense to start a charity or not-for-profit organization of your own? To help us answer these questions, we’re sitting down with Scott Harrison, founder and CEO of the non-profit organization charity: water, which focuses on the global water crisis and the world’s 663 million people without clean water to drink. In Mailbag, we answer your questions on healthcare plans for people in their 50s and 60s, forgotten stocks and freezing and unfreezing your credit — which you can now do for free. No more excuses — and more details in Thrive.