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The Nav.it Podcast

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This podcast is dedicated to inspiring women and men to become prosperous on their own terms. At Nav.it we want to change the narrative around money to be gender inclusive, positive and practical. Join the conversation as we build a new vocabulary around money and what it means to be successful. Hearing how women and men have rocked their finances—and have navigated traditionally closed-minded systems, is a great way to get inspired and shift mindsets. This podcast provides money tips, resources and insights through weekly discussions and guest interviews. Let's Nav.it!
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Financial stress hits most of us. From bills to pay to a vicious cycle of debt, money always seems to go out far faster than it comes in. If you're feeling a little overwhelmed by the financial system, you might consider reaching out to a financial therapist to help quell those more intense money emotions. Financial therapist Wendy Wright is here for just that. This episode covers everything from recognizing when you need a little extra support to explore ways to mitigate stress and get you on a path to financial wellbeing.  As always, leave your questions, thoughts, and comments below, and don't forget to throw us a review wherever you're listening in from.  Find Wendy:  https://wendywrightcounseling.com/ Find Nav.it @letsnavit on Twitter, IG, Facebook, TikTok, LinkedIn and Pinterest www.navitmoney.com
What’s a crucial part of your financial wellbeing journey? Savings. We know, we literally couldn’t say anything less interesting. I mean, we all like to spend a little hard-earned money every once and a while. But hear us out, savings equals opportunity and opportunity equals freedom. 'Nuf said.  Emergency funds are a fundamental part of financial wellbeing. You'll learn: 1. How to create an emergency fund 2. Why it's different from other less-liquid assets 3. AND how to foster a solid savings fund- regardless of what you build it up for. Also, Maia is very (!) interested in how we can move from a scarcity mindset to a growth mindset, one day at a time to build both savings and turn that money into money that works more for you (cough: investing, alternatives, etc., etc.).  After all, it's all about the money, money. Enjoy! And don't forget to leave us a review if you loved the episode, we certainly think you will! 
ES..What? E.S.G, or Environmental, Social and Governance is the term used by money movers to identify and evaluates the sustainability and social impact of a publicly-traded company.  Needless to say, there's a lot to unpack here so we called in our resident expert, Jennifer Sapel to help us break down this important distinction and how you too can start to evaluate your own portfolios.  Tune in, send us questions and leave us your feedback by rating the show and including a comment- seriously, it SERIOUSLY helps the show!  Show notes:  Find Jen here: https://utorwealth.com/ Tune into her podcast here: https://utorwealth.com/podcast/ Market news on ESG: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-05-05/the-world-s-largest-pension-fund-has-cooled-on-esg-should-you Also, Harvard's take on ESG: https://hbr.org/2021/03/an-esg-reckoning-is-coming Invest in your values here: https://www.asyousow.org/invest-your-values
We talk about debt a lot. But we rarely talk about ways to rid ourselves of the debt that we can and should pay down. Debt consolidation is a key to financial wellness. Let's face it- the less we have to plan to repay, the less financially stressed we often are. So, on this episode of the Nav.it Podcast, Erin and Maia break down debt consolidation. You'll learn what it is, how to evaluate your options, and when to best leverage these best-in-practice repayment methods. 
Behavioral economist, Dr. Supreet Kaur, helps us unpack the financial stress and lack of clarity we all share time and time again on this episode of the Nav.it Podcast.  The Millennial Disruption Index reports 71% of us would rather go to the dentist than listen to what banks tell us.  Why is talking about and planning for financial outcomes so darn frustrating? No matter your financial situation, you likely shy away from creating a highly accurate depiction of where your money goes month over month, year over year. You're not alone. There are very real psychological inhibitors that prevent us from sitting down and mapping our financial situation based on past events and future goals.  Dr. Kaur is here to help us not just unpack this planning fallacy and the term she's coined "Budget Neglect," but also gives us actionable steps to improve our outcomes and relationship our money.  Let us know what you love about this episode @letsnavit & please leave us a review wherever you listen in from! 
Long-term behavior change starts one day at a time. Whether you're trying to improve your fitness, your nutrition, your mental, or your financial health, creating healthy habits will help you reach your goals. Learn how habits form and why they impact lasting behavior change from the only fintech duo with backgrounds in behavior science and health tracking. Welcome to Season 3 of the Nav.it Podcast. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Let's face it- we have a long road ahead of us when it comes to narrowing wealth gaps in this country. Luckily, there are strong allies across financial services and venture capital who are focused on making a difference. Dustin Shay is leading that effort. From his fulltime job at Village Capital to his numerous board seats, Dustin's dedicated his career to helping minority founders gain access to long-overdue early-stage capital. Capital that these founders purposefully invest back into their communities near and far. It's been an honor to work alongside Dustin as he's championed Nav.it from ideation to now. We couldn't think of a better way to cap off our second season of the Nav.it podcast.  You can reach Dustin old school by dropping him a line at:  dustin@vilcap.com If you want to learn more about wealth gaps and why they persist, start here: https://apps.urban.org/features/wealth-inequality-charts/#:~:text=1%20Wealth%20inequality%20is%20growing&text=Average%20wealth%20has%20increased%20over,Between%201963%20and%202016%2C&text=and%20the%20wealth%20of%20those,of%20all%20families%E2%80%94grew%20sevenfold. As always, leave us your feedback, questions, and comments. We look forward to bringing you a new line up of episodes- many of which will talk more to wealth inequalities- in season 3. We'll be back in February 2021 and can't wait to explore these topics with you!  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
No matter what step we're on in our financial journey, crafting an investment strategy that both meets our goals and our moral code is top of mind for most of us. How can we align our financial strategy with our own moral compass? You won't be surprised to learn there isn't exactly a cut-and-dry way to go about how your money can make an impact. That's why we've sat down with sustainable impact expert, Courtney Blodgett. Courtney takes us through the many ways our money can pack more of a moral punch.  From banking to ESG funds, Courtney teaches us how to prioritize for the things we believe in-- without compromising on that return. You're in for a serious treat!  Enjoy the episode and don't forget to hit us up here with any feedback, questions, or suggestions.  You can reach Courtney at her site, Yield Positive:  https://yieldpositive.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Let's be honest, protecting our info online is at the forefront of most clicks, purchases, and email invites. Nav.it's at the forefront of building humane, ethical technology. Erin and Maia break down exactly what that means. They also cover how you can better protect yourself while still getting the most out of your favorite apps, subscriptions and services.  As always, leave us a comment and let us know what you think. You can reach Erin and Maia directly from hello@navitmoney.com Enjoy!  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
We didn't think it was possible to unpack so many systemic concepts in one 40 minute episode. By God, we did it!  In this episode of the Nav.it Podcast, Erin and Maia sit down with Google's Global Head of Inclusion Programs for Women of Color, Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey. Along with this serious titled at one of the world's largest companies, Stephanie's also the founder of Parenting Backwards which focuses on the importance of bringing your kids on your learning journey.  From building a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace to ensuring your kids' first money memory is one of joy and positivity, Stephanie unpacks the unique trials working parents face and how we can all help close wealth gaps beyond the workplace. Find her at www.iamslg.com and IG @i_am_slg and @parentingbackwards Thank you so much Stephanie for joining us!  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Ever wonder how insurers make bank? Yeah, us too. That's why in this episode Erin and Maia take a deep dive through the complex, and frankly, an archaic world of insurance with Young Alfred's, David Stasie. A financier by trade, David and his co-founder have built an online insurance evaluation tool to help ensure you're getting the right plan for you and your family. Throughout this episode, you'll learn about the complexities of providers, how to evaluate the best plan for you, and where to shop for a solid deal that will save you time and many, many dollars down the line.  Once you get these tips and tricks to insurance, check out Young Alfred for yourself!  https://navit.youngalfred.com/get-started --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Even if you're not quite ready to start on the most risk-exciting side of early-stage investing, it's never too soon to start exploring the budding world of angel and alternative investing. Just take it from investor and founder of Escaladora Ventures, a company that invests in the booming rock climbing sector. Bada$$, we know.   In this episode of the Nav.it Podcast, Chelsea sat down with E&M to discuss how to strategize, get your mind right, and where to find the right resources to help get started on your investment journey. After this episode, maybe you'll catch the alt-invest bug... we know we sure have!  Interested in learning more about investing or preparing your legacy?  Find Chelsea on her blog: https://www.accreditedovernight.com/ Or email her: chelseatburns@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
On this very special podcast episode, we sat down with our dear friend and fellow Money Maven, Jenn Uhen. Jenn's the Founder of The Pledgettes, the community of supportive womxn talking money. Join us as we explore the value of finding your Financial A-Team, which includes a solid network of friends, to guide you on your path to financial wellness.  Want to join in on the conversation? You're in luck! Nav.it's teaming up with The Pledgettes for a 7 week Masterclass course. Each week we'll talk about a different financial topic, all with the goal of helping you build confident money moves.  Sign up here: https://app.thepledgettes.com/plans/60189?bundle_token=705f130761464a95a163840b21980742&utm_source=manual And if you're ready to become a Pledgettes member, or get your feet wet with one of their weekly classes, go to https://thepledgettes.com/ and connect with them @thepledgettes on social.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
On this episode of the Nav.it podcast, Erin and Maia sat down with Dr. Carly Urban. Dr. Urban’s a Profession of Economics at Montana State University. Dr. Urban focuses on financial security and literacy at the state and federal level. She’s passionate about how we can create a comprehensive financial curriculum for high school age students. In today’s episode, we cover the socioeconomic barriers to financial literacy and why we all feel less than prepared by the time we graduate. On this episode, you’ll learn a bit about: Our financial literacy education in the US The barriers to financial literacy How we can improve literacy across school age and adulthood. If you're keen to learn more about Dr. Urban and her work, connect with her over email: carly.urban@montana.edu Enjoy this episode!  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Nav.ing Debt Traps

Nav.ing Debt Traps

2020-08-2542:39

Like it or not, lending is a part of growing wealth and leveling asset gaps. Unfortunately, what comes with the dark side of lending? A little thing we don't like to call, debt traps. On this episode, Erin and Maia take a deep dive into debt traps, outlining:  what they are, how to avoid them, and what options you have if you find yourself trapped.  As always, reach out to let us know what you want to learn more about. Whether you want more topics on debt, savings, alternative assets or those pesky markets, we're here to help you earn, save, and grow wealth, confidently!  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode of the Nav.it Podcast, Erin and Maia sat down with Dr. Brittany Peters, clinical social worker and founder of Lead Clinically. This episode dives deep into how financial stress can impact cognitive and physical wellbeing and provides ways to improve your money mindset!  Connect with Brittany from her website:  https://www.leadclinically.com/ Or on IG at https://www.instagram.com/leadclinically/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
What don't you want to know about the complicated and exhaustive U.S. health care system? This week, Erin and Maia sat down with Dr. Sebastian Tello-Trillo, an economist focusing on health policy in the U.S. and Latin America. Together with Dr. Tello-Trillo, we confront your opportunity for access, what to do if you lose care and how the global Covid-19 pandemic is shifting the ways we think about our health and effective care.  For more on Dr. Tello-Trillo's work, head to his research website: https://sebastiantellotrillo.com/84b59468deaf4f908c61546e907d75b6 And follow him on Twitter: @dsebastiantello --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
This week we’ve sat down with Megan Hryndza and Sophia Wagner, co-founders of Mighty Deposits. Mighty is a bank comparison site that helps you find banks that are mission-aligned with you and your values. They evaluate the impact of banks big and small on things like gender and racial equity, small business investment, and sustainability. In this episode, we dive deep into how banks make money, what to ask your bank and how just one deposit can contribute to the economic prosperity of wherever you call home. Check out Mighty's free search platform: https://mightydeposits.com/ And get social with them on Facebook & Twitter @mightydeposits --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
And just like that, Lisette is back!  Free is a weighted word these days. The financial world often cites financial freedom as the ability to live without ties to a 9-5. That's not exactly a realistic goal for many of us- nor would we want it to be. Instead, we want to learn how to become financially resilient so we can live life on our terms, in a career we love.  No one knows how to Nav. a path to our type of financial F.R.E.E.dom better than Lisette.  Tune in to learn how Lisette nav.igated debt, side hustles, dropping-out, masters degrees, and everything life threw at her in between in this episode of the Nav.it Podcast. Find Lisette from:  www.jetsetlisette.com www.austincreative.design (hit her up for all your web design needs!) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
We're honored to bring you this episode with 2x Olympic saber fencer, Dagmara Wozniak (a.k.a. Daga). Daga's had an inspiring journey to her time on the Olympic stage. Now with her 3rd Olympic Games on hold due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Daga's had time to stop and think about what the next 5, 10, 20+ years will look like. Because even an Olympian needs to have #RetirementGoals. You'll be surprised to learn her journey to financial wellness looks like many of our own. There have been highs and lows, (imagine working 4 years for 1 paycheck!). Here's how Daga took her lessons in sport to become F.R.E.E. (financially resilient, empowered early).  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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Angela Coryell

What an inspirational interview with Jamila. She’s really inspired me to start investing again, even though we’ve got a little bit of debt we’re trying to get paid off. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone who needs that extra kick to get themselves in “I can do it!” mode 👍🏼

Apr 4th
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