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This podcast is dedicated to inspiring women and men to become prosperous on their own terms. At 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!
47 Episodes
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 from ideation to now. We couldn't think of a better way to cap off our second season of the podcast.  You can reach Dustin old school by dropping him a line at: If you want to learn more about wealth gaps and why they persist, start here:,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! 
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:
Let's be honest, protecting our info online is at the forefront of most clicks, purchases, and email invites.'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 Enjoy! 
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 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 and IG @i_am_slg and @parentingbackwards Thank you so much Stephanie for joining us! 
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!
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 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: Or email her:
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!'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: And if you're ready to become a Pledgettes member, or get your feet wet with one of their weekly classes, go to and connect with them @thepledgettes on social. 
On this episode of the 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: Enjoy this episode! Debt Traps Debt Traps


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! 
In this episode of the 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: Or on IG at
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: And follow him on Twitter: @dsebastiantello
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: And get social with them on Facebook & Twitter @mightydeposits
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 Podcast. Find Lisette from: (hit her up for all your web design needs!)
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 last episode of fostering financial wellness explores the many ways we leverage knowledge to grow resilience (see Part I on resilience). While knowledge won't change all behaviors, it's a powerful driver of changing financial choices to better outcomes.  You'll learn:  Why knowledge is a key component to wellness How we leverage knowledge to better our financial behaviors Why financial knowledge has felt far from our control Where to find financial resources that resonate with our own experiences
There's a lot we can't control right now, but our minds aren't one of them. As we begin nav.igating the world a little differently these days, we'll seek to become more aware of how stressors, like our money, impact our physical and cognitive health. Building a resilient and confident money mindset starts within. Here's how to practice mindfulness with Dr. Ellen Blau.  What you'll learn:  What wellness really means How financial wellness impacts other aspects of your health The different between mindset and mindfulness How to improve your mindfulness practices How mindfulness interacts and builds resilience Want to connect with Dr. Blau? She's doing virtual visits! Reach out to her at
At we like to think there are 3 key principles to financial wellness. Resilience, Knowledge, and Mindfulness all help to optimize our financial routines and impact our overall wellness. In this episode Erin and Maia breakdown the meaning of resilience, the ways in which it manifests throughout our life, and how we can strengthen our financial resilience to improve our overall wellness.  Here's what we'll cover:  What makes us resilient Why resilience is so important towards financial wellness How we can become more resilient Lessons from our own moments of financial resilience Don't forget to leave us a 5-star review, it seriously helps the show and we truly appreciate your support!! xx E&M
Buying a property doesn't have to be as complicated as it sounds. Just ask our resident real estate guru and founder of Live with Plum, Justine Chan. We (virtually) sat down with Justine from her hometown of Singapore after leaving NYC in the wake of Corona-mayhem. Sure, there's a lot to unpack in the home-buying process, but so long as you've set yourself up for success, the process should be relatively stress-free.  Here's what you'll learn:  Where to start in your buying-process How to present a competitive offer What to consider when looking for your perfect spot Who the key stakeholders are and how they benefit How to evaluate the best buy You can find more guidance and support from Justine at: or @livewithplum across the social channels.  Psst... don't forget to leave us a review. It really helps! Thanks for listening! - E&M
During these highly uncertain and extraordinary times, we are compelled to maintain our promise to you, our listeners and customers, to bring you the best money management tools available. So, while we're launching 2.0 from the comforts of our homes, we are launching nonetheless! This episode is a dive into those new features on our brand new, beautifully designed money management app. Erin reviews the design and purpose behind key features, while also relating them to how they might support our users during these trying times.  You got this. We've got you- with more personalized features and a more powerful application than ever before. Drop us a note here or email to share your thoughts, questions, and feedback! 
Let's be honest, this interview was too good not to include every answer from Jen. So, we've split this into a 2 Part episode as the second half of this interview covers some VERY valuable insights around what your financial journey might look like and how you will recover from those bumps and bruises along the way. Here's what you'll learn in Part 2 of Episode 5 with Jen Sapel:  Money is emotional -- and it's ok to make some decisions based on that gut instinct. But, also, try to realize what might not make financial or long-term emotional sense. Here's how. Find someone subjective to help you in those larger money moves. When to merge your money... and when not to. How to prepare for newcomers in your household. Oh, and mark your calendar each year to review your credit report. Join us in celebrating a new Hallmark holiday, move over V-Day, meet Beneficiary Day! 
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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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