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This week on Queer Money we are answering a couple of questions for our lesbian listeners. Of course, since we are two cis gay men we didn't feel qualified to answer them. So, we've invited three awesome queer women to join us for a discussion about money issues and questions women in the queer community, specifically lesbians, have.  For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe
Recent changes to same-sex social security benefits are putting tens of thousands of dollars in folks' banks and adding hundreds of dollars a month to their social security checks.   This is only available to same-sex couples who could have married prior to 2015, but were not federally allowed. If you or someone you know is currently getting social security benefits, this is a must-listen!  For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe
You finally graduate college and other than get a “real” job, what should you do and how will you pay for it? On this episode of Queer Money, we share 5 after-college goals for your money. For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe
Whether it's making money to grow wealth or to just keep your expenses down house hacking can be a great tool to achieve some of your financial goals. But what is it? What are your options and opportunities? On this episode of Queer Money®, we share nine ways to house hack your first property. For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe
Struggling with low wages? Can’t afford to contribute to an IRA. There may be help! This week on Queer Money we interview Natalie Kolodij, a tax accountant, about the Savers Tax Credit and how it can provide assistance in saving for retirement for folks with lower wages.  For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe
So, you want to retire yesterday but have nothing saved or invested? On this episode of the Queer Money podcast, we share 9 steps to help you retire faster (if you aren’t prepared to retire). For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe
Especially now, people are rethinking and reorganizing their lives, seeking deeper purpose. The Japanese refer to all the aspects of your life aligning as Ikigai. On this week's Queer Money podcast we share how to find your Ikigai and find your purpose. For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe
Want to retire early or delay taking Social Security as long as possible? A little trick, Roth Conversion Ladders, may help you reach these goals. But what are Roth Conversions or Roth Conversion Ladders? How can they help with early retirement or save you a boatload in taxes?  Brandon Clark of Reexamine Wealth joins to answer those questions and more.  For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe
Annuities are something your grandfather warned you about but, what if an annuity is right for you? Here’s how to know if you should buy an annuity. On this Queer Money, we're joined by Sean Cox of Gainbridge Life to answer a listener question and wrap up our 3 part series on annuities. We'll also chat about who might be a good fit for an annuity and why it could be you.  For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe
Is it possible to divide household expenses when incomes are vastly different, so everyone pays their fair share? Recently, a podcast listener sent us this question: My husband and I have different incomes. What's the best way for us to manage our money together?  Today on Queer Money we answer Ash's question.  For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe
Frustrated with the state of our economy, the culture, environment and LGBTQ rights? Here’s how ‘Wallet Activism’ can hasten LGBTQ activism. Today, we’re talking with Tanja Hester of the blog Our Next Life and the author of Work Optional and the new book, Wallet Activism. Tanja shares how voting with your dollar can apply to so much more than just when you’re at the checkout counter. And, don’t worry, you can still live frugally and FI/RE. Remember to subscribe to the weekly show notes newsletter for a chance to win a copy of Tanya's book. 👇👇👇 For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe
Dalia Kinsey is a non-binary Queer POC who joins us this week to discuss Dalia's book: Decolonizing Wellness: A Qtbipoc-Centered Guide to Escape the Diet Trap, Heal Your Self-Image, and Achieve Body Liberation.  Join us as we discuss a host of topics both financial and well-being that can help all of us thrive.  Remember to subscribe to the weekly show notes newsletter for a chance to win a copy of Dalia's book.  For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe
Bras, underwear, purses, makeup, all things that Tom Brickman of the Frugal Gay bought and resold as a way to earn money to pay for college and build up a real estate portfolio that allowed him to quit his 9-5 job.  How did he do it? What are some of his tips to start doing it now? Find out on this week's Queer Money.  For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe
Did you know that LGBTQ folks are more likely to take care of an aging parent than their straight siblings? On today’s episode of Queer Money, we discuss our five tips for talking to your parents about money. Most of us fear outliving our money and a lot of what we think we know about annuities may be misconstrued. We’re here to motivate you to get real about retirement concerns. Subscribe to the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe
On this episode of Queer Money, Bret and Stephen, also known as The Broadway Husbands, with nearly 70,000 followers on Instagram, join us to discuss the pros and cons of working with your spouse, describing what they’ve learned about each other and how it’s brought them closer together. They share their mission behind creating Broadway Husbands and what they've done to grow their auideince.  Subscribe to the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe
In 300 episodes of Queer Money®, we’ve realized that financial wellbeing is unique to each individual. And that our LGBTQ-ness shapes our relationship with money. On this episode of the podcast, we review what we’ve learned about financial wellness from some of our top guests like Gaby Dunn, Dominique Jackson, Brian Falduto, Patrick L. Riley, Paul Donovan, Sean Howell, Jenni & Lisa Dazols, Jonathan Lovitz, Matt Baume and Curtis Wong and more.  Subscribe to the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe
On this episode of Queer Money®, Jeff of Homo Money joins us to share his struggle to find a job during the Great Recession (right after his Honorable Discharge from the Navy) and discuss the steps he’s taken to build a net worth of $750K since then. He offers advice to queer folks who feel financially hopeless, challenging us to reprogram our mindset and surround ourselves with positive messages about money. Listen in for insight on Jeff’s Hustle-Own-Money-Opulence formula for achieving financial independence and find out what it looks like to FIRE as a single person! Subscribe to the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe
What's an annuity? How do they work? What are the different types? Are they a good investment? On this episode of Queer Money, we explain how annuities function as an insurance contract (not an investment) and what differentiates immediate from deferred annuities. Subscribe to the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe
In a recent Twitter conversation about LGBTQ money differences, we got pushback from a troll who claims that we’re inventing an issue that doesn’t really exist. But the numbers don’t lie. And if you look at the research around queer people and our finances, it’s obvious that we face a few challenges that others do not. So, how does being LGBTQ make money different for you? On this episode of Queer Money, we share seven ways LGBTQ money is different and provide the data to back up those claims   Subscribe to the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe
Show notes: https://queermoneypodcast.com/podcast/how-to-say-no-to-friends/ It’s hard to say no to friends and family when they ask us to do something that’s not in our budget. On this episode of Queer Money, we share seven steps to get better at saying no, discussing how to turn down an invitation graciously and explain yourself in a way your friends will understand. Topics Covered  How trying to keep up with the gay community got us into debt How social media exacerbates our desire to keep up with other’s Insta-worthy lives Why it’s okay to treat yourself so long as you’re not sacrificing your financial wellbeing 5 reasons why it’s hard to say no to friends and family How FOMO and the disease to please make us say yes to things we can’t afford 7 steps to get better at saying no to friends and family Why it’s important to say no quickly and firmly How to say no graciously and explain why you’re turning down an invitation What it looks like to propose an alternative that’s free or cheap Why it’s beneficial to practice saying no (without feeling guilty) Resources  Capital One 2021 Financial Wellbeing Survey 5 Steps to Make a Long-Term Financial Plan on Queer Money EP291 5 Steps to Make a Short-Term Financial Plan on Queer Money EP292 5 Steps to Make Your Daily Financial Plan on Queer Money EP293 CreditWise Debt Free Guys on Facebook Debt Free Guys on Twitter Debt Free Guys on YouTube Queer Money Facebook Group Queer Money on Instagram Subscribe on iTunes Email questions@debtfreeguys.com
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