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Queer Money is a bi-weekly show dedicated to creating desperately needed generational wealth within the gay community because we deserve to sleep better at night and we must stand up to the anti-LGBTQ+ industrial complex.

Listen and watch regularly to eliminate financial insecurity and generate personal wealth, prepare for a secure and fun retirement, find the most affordable, LGBTQ+-friendly cities in the US to live in or travel to, grow your stock portfolio to $1,000,000+, build a real estate empire and start a small business.

Your hosts are husbands and money experts David & John Auten-Schneider who have been the leaders in LGBTQ+ finance since 2015. With nine seasons, nearly 500 episodes, over a million downloads and features by Oprah, Advocate, Variety, CNBC and more, the award-winning Queer Money is the longest running show made by and for the LGBTQ+ community and is the only show solely dedicated to our financial well-being as gay people.

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“Why is it so expensive to be gay?” A common sentiment that we hear from many in the LGBTQ+ community. Much of that has to do with where we choose or end up living since housing costs for many make up anywhere between thirty to fifty percent of their take home pay.If you’re one of the few LGBTQ folks with lots of cash, these are the top 5 most expensive cities for you to check out. If you don't have the cash, these could be cities to either aspire to live in or to avoid for your financial and mental health. This is Queer Money episode #515. Today, we’re diving into the top 5 most expensive cities for LGBTQ+ folks. Get the dynamic list of Affordable LGBTQ+ Friendly Cities in the U.S. here. Watch this week's episode on YouTubeWatch last week's episode on YouTubeDon't miss the other states we've covered in this Gay Cities seriesPast episodes mentioned in this episode:381: The Series Kick Off423: New Jersey419: New York467: Florida475: California433: Top 10 Cities Part 1485: Top 10 Cities Part 2487: Top Surprises497: Blue States499: Purple States501: Red StatesFollow us:Queer Money YouTubeQueer Money InstagramQueer Money on Tiktok
We all have a money story. And for many of us in the LGBTQ community, it’s a negative narrative.Maybe you were taught that money is the root of all evil. That there’s never enough to go around. Or that you have to work hard to make money.Worse yet, you may believe that you don’t deserve financial stability, let alone financial freedom.So, what can we do to recover from the childhood traumas that are affecting our money today?Scott Clover is an intuitive guide who helps people release old patterns and heal themselves using skilled intuition, body energy and somatic technologies.On this episode of Queer Money, Scott joins us to discuss the most common patterns and behaviors exhibited by individuals with financial trauma.Scott explains how being queer might influence your relationship with money and describes how releasing internalized shame leads to better financial decisions.Listen in for Scott’s insight on using money in a way that strengthens your self-worth and learn how to rewrite your money story and start building an affirming relationship with your finances today!Topics Covered How Scott defines intuitive healing and how it helps you change your behaviorThe reciprocity mindset you need to achieve financial stabilityWhy accepting your existing financial reality is the first step to building an affirming relationship with moneyThe most common patterns and behaviors exhibited by individuals with financial traumaHow being part of the LGBTQ community might influence your relationship with moneyHow to tell if past trauma is affecting your finances as an adultThe power of releasing internalized shame and family expectations How comparing ourselves with others on social media keeps us stuck in judgement (and what to do about it)Breaking the stereotypes of what queer people are supposed to do, e.g.: stereotypical careersHow to use money in a way that builds your self-worthHow incorporating esteemable acts into our daily lives improves our wellbeingWhy you might consider energy healing if traditional therapy doesn’t work for youFor the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe Follow us:Queer Money Instagram Queer Money YouTubeQueer Money on TiktokDownload your FREE Queer Money Kickstarter a 9-step Guide to Kickstart Your Journey to Financial Independence
Where can I retire that is both affordable and LGBTQ friendly?We get this question a lot, especially as comments on our Affordable LGBTQ+ Friendly Cities series content. This is Queer Money episode #513. Today, we’re diving into the top 10 most affordable retirement locations for LGBTQ+ folks. Get the dynamic list of Affordable LGBTQ+ Friendly Cities in the U.S. here. Watch this week's episode on YouTubeWatch last week's episode on YouTubeDon't miss the other states we've covered in this Gay Cities seriesPast episodes mentioned in this episode:381: The Series Kick Off385: Wisconsin387: West Virginia407: Pennsylvania413: Ohio419: New York451: Kentucky433: Top 10 Cities Part 1485: Top 10 Cities Part 2487: Top Surprises497: Blue States499: Purple States501: Red StatesFollow us:Queer Money YouTubeQueer Money InstagramQueer Money on Tiktok
40 years ago, the US changed its approach to retirement. But those changes shifted the risk from the government and corporations to individuals. And now, nearly half of middle-class retirees will be downwardly mobile into poverty or near-poverty in their golden years. So, what can we do to solve the retirement crisis in America?Teresa Ghilarducci is the nationally recognized labor economist behind the new book, Work, Retire, Repeat. After an illustrious 25-year tenure at Notre Dame, Teresa joined the New School for Social Research in 2008. She has spent her career advocating pension reform.On this episode of Queer Money, Teresa joins us to discuss what’s behind the retirement crisis in the US and explore what we can do to secure a dignified retirement for all.Teresa explains why raising the retirement age isn’t the answer, exploring how the current system creates more inequality and harms low-wage older workers.Listen in for insight on how life cycle disparities affect LGBTQ individuals and learn how Teresa’s Gray New Deal will help solve the retirement crisis in America.Topics Covered What’s behind the retirement crisis in America and its political implicationsThe risks associated with a pension-only retirement program 4 levers we can pull as voters, consumers, investors and workers to secure a dignified retirementWhy raising the retirement age shouldn’t be the sole solution to the retirement crisisWhy academics and politicians are arbiters of the ‘work-longer consensus’How changes to the retirement system create more inequality and harm low-wage older workersHow life cycle disparities impact LGBTQ individuals and other marginalized communities2 key tenets of Teresa’s Gray New Deal and how it would help Americans in retirementHow economic security is even more important than equalityWhat listeners can do to support the adoption of Teresa’s Gray New DealFor the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe Follow us:Queer Money Instagram Queer Money YouTubeQueer Money on TiktokDownload your FREE Queer Money Kickstarter a 9-step Guide to Kickstart Your Journey to Financial Independence
Tens of thousands of small towns are scattered across the United States. Yet many of us have been lead to believe that none of these are great places for LGBTQ folks. Is this true?Today we're looking at affordable LGBTQ+ friendly small towns, or places with a population of less than 50,000.This is Queer Money episode #511. Today, we’re diving into 5 affordable small towns that are great spots for LGBTQ folks.Get the dynamic list of Affordable LGBTQ+ Friendly Cities in the U.S. here. Watch this week's episode on YouTubeWatch last week's episode on YouTubeDon't miss the other states we've covered in this Gay Cities seriesPast episodes mentioned in this episode:381: The Series Kick Off383: Wyoming401: South Dakota451: Kentucky453: Kansas433: Top 10 Cities Part 1485: Top 10 Cities Part 2487: Top Surprises497: Blue States499: Purple States501: Red StatesFollow us:Queer Money YouTubeQueer Money InstagramQueer Money on Tiktok
We’re drawn to drag queens and love being entertained by them.But have you ever thought about what it takes to build a business as a drag performer? How much do they invest in costumes, makeup and marketing?How do you make drag a full-time job?Jessica L’Whor is an up-and-coming national queen who got her big break winning the Colorado State University Drag Show in 2013.Since then, Jessica has been named Best New Queen on the Scene and Colorado’s Drag Entertainer of the Year.On this episode of Queer Money, Miss Jessica joins us to discuss the economics of being a drag performer and describe how she does financial forecasting for her business.Jessica explains what life was like before she got her big break and what she would do to avoid credit card debt if she could go back to the early days of her career.Listen in to understand how Jessica lives her core values—work hard, play hard and slay humble—and learn how to turn the hobby of being a drag queen into your main source of income.For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe Follow us:Queer Money Instagram Queer Money YouTubeQueer Money on TiktokDownload your FREE Queer Money Kickstarter a 9-step Guide to Kickstart Your Journey to Financial Independence
There are only 94 cities in the US with a population over 250,000. This means that there are thousands of small cities and towns across the country. So, today we're looking at affordable LGBTQ+ friendly places in small-sized cities, which are cities with a population between 50,000 and 250,000. This is Queer Money episode #509. Today, we’re diving into 5 affordable cities within small cities that are great spots for LGBTQ folks.Get the dynamic list of Affordable LGBTQ+ Friendly Cities in the U.S. here. Watch this week's episode on YouTubeWatch last week's episode on YouTubeDon't miss the other states we've covered in this Gay Cities seriesPast episodes mentioned in this episode:381: The Series Kick Off387: West Virginia385: Wisconsin435: Missouri455: Iowa459: Illinois433: Top 10 Cities Part 1485: Top 10 Cities Part 2487: Top Surprises497: Blue States499: Purple States501: Red StatesFollow us:Queer Money YouTubeQueer Money InstagramQueer Money on Tiktok
What does the budget of a queer indie film look like? What if you could invest in an LGBTQ movie as part of your diverse portfolio?Gabe Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author, screenwriter and filmmaker whowrites for the Netflix series BIG MOUTH and hosts the Bad With Money podcast.Gabe’s short film Grindr Baby was named one of five Frameline Voices for emerging LGBTQ directors in 2023, and his latest project, You & I, You & Me, starts production next month.This is Queer Money episode 508 and today Gabe joins us to discuss the economics of making a transgender movie, sharing the budget for You & I, You & Me and some of the surprising expenses associated with producing an indie film.Topics Covered:The themes of Gabe’s trans romance You & I, You & MeWhy it’s important for Gabe to tell a story like thisHow the queer community came together to support Gabe’s filmProving that there’s an audience for a film like You & I, You & MeThe influx of LGBTQ movies at top-tier film festivalsThe benefits of investing in an independent filmWhat inspired Gabe to tell the story of You & I, You & MeThe differences between indie films and big-budget studio movies How much it will cost Gabe to make You & I, You & MeThe surprising expenses associated with making an indie filmWhat your money would be used for if you invest in Gabe’s filmHow to get involved in funding/promoting Gabe’s movieFor the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe Follow us:Queer Money Instagram Queer Money YouTubeQueer Money on TiktokDownload your FREE Queer Money Kickstarter a 9-step Guide to Kickstart Your Journey to Financial Independence
Unpopular opinion alert! Not everyone wants to live in a big city.For that reason, we're looking at affordable LGBTQ+ friendly places in medium-sized cities, which are cities with a population between 250,000 and 1,000,000. This is Queer Money episode #507. Today, we’re diving into 5 affordable cities within medium cities that are great spots for LGBTQ folks.Get the dynamic list of Affordable LGBTQ+ Friendly Cities in the U.S. here. Watch this week's episode on YouTubeWatch last week's episode on YouTubeDon't miss the other states we've covered in this Gay Cities seriesPast episodes mentioned in this episode:381: The Series Kick Off413: Ohio419: New York455: Iowa433: Top 10 Cities Part 1485: Top 10 Cities Part 2487: Top Surprises497: Blue States499: Purple States501: Red StatesFollow us:Queer Money YouTubeQueer Money InstagramQueer Money on Tiktok
In a society that endorses hustle culture, burnout is common. But conventional advice on how to overcome burnout is inadequate. A meditation app, yoga class or scented candle won’t undo the chronic exposure to stress that’s behind our exhaustion.So, how do we identify what’s triggering our stress? And what can we do to reverse our symptoms of burnout?Piggy and Kitty (otherwise known as Jess Fickett and Lauren Torres) are the award-winning bloggers and podcasting team behind Bitches Get Riches, a platform that helps young people become competent adults in their finances, careers and personal lives.They are also the creators of The Burnout Workshop, a self-guided course designed to empower students to recognize what’s triggering their burnout and design a concrete plan for change.On this episode of Queer Money, Jess and Lauren join us to explain what happens to us physiologically when we experience consistent, ongoing exposure to high levels of stress.Jess and Lauren explain why institutional or systemic factors make you more prone to burnout than personal factors, challenging us to use our privilege to get rid of burnout culture in the workplace.Listen in for insight on maintaining a high quality of life while pursuing your goals and learn how Jess and Lauren’s Burnout Workshop can help you overcome burnout for a healthier, happier life!For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe Follow us:Queer Money Instagram Queer Money YouTubeQueer Money on TiktokDownload your FREE Queer Money Kickstarter a 9-step Guide to Kickstart Your Journey to Financial Independence
Take me to the city, the big city! Big cities seem to be safer places for LGBTQ+ folks. We gravitate to them for many reasons; jobs, safety, community, services, etc.Since so many LGBTQ+ folks feel compelled to migrate to these large cities, we wanted to examine where in these large cities have pockets of affordability.This is Queer Money episode #505. Today, we’re diving into 5 affordable cities within large cities that are great spots for LGBTQ folks.Get the dynamic list of Affordable LGBTQ+ Friendly Cities in the U.S. here. Watch this week's episode on YouTubeWatch last week's episode on YouTubeDon't miss the other states we've covered in this Gay Cities seriesPast episodes mentioned in this episode:381: The Series Kick Off385: Wisconsin407: Pennsylvania413: Ohio419: New York451: Kentucky433: Top 10 Cities Part 1485: Top 10 Cities Part 2487: Top Surprises497: Blue States499: Purple States501: Red StatesFollow us:Queer Money YouTubeQueer Money InstagramQueer Money on Tiktok
We all want to retire somewhere that’s both affordable and LGBTQ+-friendly.But do places like that exist?What else should we consider when deciding where to spend our golden years?Mark Goldstein is the host of Where Do Gays Retire?, a podcast that explores safe, affordable retirement options for the LGBTQ+ community. Mark is also the creator of the Where Do Gays Retire Facebook Group, a 13,800-member community for conversations around the best places to retire.On this episode of Queer Money, Mark joins us to share his expertise about the most stereotypical and most surprising places where gays retire.Mark describes the growing interest in retiring abroad among the LGBTQ+ community and explains what to research if you’re considering a retirement destination outside the US.Listen in to understand the relationship between community and longevity—and learn how to find the right place to retire based on your priorities.For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe Follow us:Queer Money Instagram Queer Money YouTubeQueer Money on TiktokDownload your FREE Queer Money Kickstarter a 9-step Guide to Kickstart Your Journey to Financial Independence
Would you love to live in a gay mecca?It seems that most, if not all, of the "gay meccas" are in megacities or cities with a metro population above 5 million. Since so many LGBTQ+ folks feel compelled to migrate to these megacities for various reasons, we wanted to examine where in these megacities are pockets of affordability.This is Queer Money episode #503. Today, we’re diving into 5 affordable cities within megacities that are great spots for LGBTQ folks.Get the dynamic list of Affordable LGBTQ+ Friendly Cities in the U.S. here. Watch this week's episode on YouTubeWatch last week's episode on YouTubeDon't miss the other states we've covered in this Gay Cities seriesPast episodes mentioned in this episode:381: The Series Kick Off397: Texas407: Pennsylvania459: Illinois465: Georgia433: Top 10 Cities Part 1485: Top 10 Cities Part 2487: Top Surprises497: Blue States499: Purple States501: Red StatesFollow us:Queer Money YouTubeQueer Money InstagramQueer Money on Tiktok
Do you make poor financial decisions, even when you know better? If so, it may help to dig into your money story to find out why.Stephani Niblock grew up in a cult that viewed women as caretakers who never say no to their husbands. So, when her partner wanted to buy a luxury car or see a pricey nutritionist, Stephani went into debt to make it happen.How did understanding her money story help Stephani turn things around?Today, Stephani is the creator of Be Your Money Hero, a platform and podcast that provides a safe space to explore the impact your past experiences and trauma have on your money.On this episode of Queer Money, Stephani joins us to explain what it was like to grow up in a cult and how it affected her beliefs about money.Stephani discusses how she got into debt and eventually filed for bankruptcy, describing how she took ownership of her ‘rock bottom’ money situation and finally got her financial life in order.Listen in for insight on how trauma impacts our money decisions and learn how understanding your money story can help you change your financial life!For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe Follow us:Queer Money Instagram Queer Money YouTubeQueer Money on TiktokDownload your FREE Queer Money Kickstarter a 9-step Guide to Kickstart Your Journey to Financial Independence
It's pretty easy to bash conservative states as members of the LGBTQ+ community when we see many of these states enacting laws against us. Yet, did you know that almost one-third of LGBTQ+ adults in the U.S. live in a Red State? There are many reasons that some folks may choose to stay or move to one of these Red States, one of which may be affordability and because they lack the financial privilege it takes to move to another state. With that in mind, we've mined our data on affordable LGBTQ+ friendly cities and have come up with the top 5 most affordable cities in Red states. This is Queer Money episode #501. Today, we’re diving into 5 affordable cities in Red states that are great spots for LGBTQ folks.Get the dynamic list of Affordable LGBTQ+ Friendly Cities in the U.S. here. Watch this week's episode on YouTubeWatch last week's episode on YouTubeDon't miss the other states we've covered in this Gay Cities seriesPast episodes mentioned in this episode:381: The Series Kick Off387: West Virginia435: Missouri451: Kentucky433: Top 10 Cities Part 1485: Top 10 Cities Part 2487: Top SurprisesFollow us:Queer Money YouTubeQueer Money InstagramQueer Money on Tiktok
There is strength in numbers. Strength in the number of LGBTQ individuals and allies working together for positive change. In the numbers in our banking and investment accounts.And in 500 episodes of the Queer Money podcast!On this episode of Queer Money, we’re celebrating our status as one of the top five longest-running LGBTQ podcasts in the world.We look back at the show’s origins, describing the experience that inspired us to start Queer Money and the diverse range of guests we’ve interviewed since then.We share our top takeaways from eight years of talking about LGBTQ money and discuss some the most inspiring guests we’ve had on the podcast.Listen in to understand how the power of community and financial empowerment go hand in hand and learn how you can be part of our ongoing mission to create one million LGBTQ millionaires!For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe Follow us:Queer Money Instagram Queer Money YouTubeQueer Money on TiktokDownload your FREE Queer Money Kickstarter a 9-step Guide to Kickstart Your Journey to Financial Independence
Swing states. Moderate states. Purple states. No matter what you call them, there are roughly 11.25% or over 1,500,000 LGBTQ+ folks living in the 3 states that are defined at being Purlple States. One southern and two mid-west states are home to some of the cheapest cities in the U.S., but are any of them LGBTQ+ friendly?With that in mind, we've mined our data on affordable LGBTQ friendly cities and have come up with the top 5 most affordable cities in Purple states. This is Queer Money episode #499. Today, we’re diving into 5 affordable cities in purple states that are great spots for LGBTQ folks.Get the dynamic list of Affordable LGBTQ+ Friendly Cities in the U.S. here. Watch this week's episode on YouTubeWatch last week's episode on YouTubeDon't miss the other states we've covered in this Gay Cities seriesPast episodes mentioned in this episode:381: The Series Kick Off413: Ohio455: Iowa467: Florida433: Top 10 Cities Part 1485: Top 10 Cities Part 2487: Top SurprisesFollow us:Queer Money YouTubeQueer Money InstagramQueer Money on Tiktok
How do you make money with short-term rentals? Is it worth it? Is the market over saturated?This is Queer Money episode #498, and today we’re joined by Jason Muth, owner of Prideaway Stays where he focuses on helping the LGBTQ+ find and rent out short-term rentals, especially in the Provincetown, MA area. Topics Covered:How Jason’s side hustle with STRs turned into his full-time jobWhy Jason focuses on classic vacation markets that have existed for decadesHow listening to Bigger Pockets inspired Jason to invest in STRs The first 3 steps Jason took to start making money with vacation rentalsWhat it means to have a ‘power tribe’ and why it’s importantJason’s conservative approach to growing a short-term rental portfolioThe hidden costs of getting a short-term rental business off the groundWhy it’s crucial to set clear expectations in your listing and then overdeliverStrategies for mitigating the risk of ‘bad guests’ trashing your propertyJason’s advice on responding to negative reviews by taking the high roadHow to get into STRs through cohosting without buying a property yourselfWhat it means to ‘make a profit on the purchase’ of real estateFor the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe Follow us:Queer Money Instagram Queer Money YouTubeQueer Money on TiktokDownload your FREE Queer Money Kickstarter a 9-step Guide to Kickstart Your Journey to Financial Independence
We often hear from may of you that you'd only ever choose to live in a "Blue" state. Yet many folks see the cost of living in cities in blue states and think, "how the heck can the average LGBTQ person afford to live there?"With that in mind, we've mined our data on affordable LGBTQ friendly cities and have come up with the top 5 most affordable cities in blue states. This is Queer Money episode #497. Today, we’re diving into 5 affordable cities in blue states that are great spots for LGBTQ folks.Get the dynamic list of Affordable LGBTQ+ Friendly Cities in the U.S. here. Watch this week's episode on YouTubeWatch last week's episode on YouTubeDon't miss the other states we've covered in this Gay Cities seriesPast episodes mentioned in this episode:381: The Series Kick Off385: Wisconsin407: Pennsylvania419: New York433: Top 10 Cities Part 1485: Top 10 Cities Part 2487: Top SurprisesFollow us:Queer Money YouTubeQueer Money InstagramQueer Money on Tiktok
What are dry promotions and how do they harm marginalized communities more?This is Queer Money episode #496, and today we’re sharing how your boss could get you to work more for less and what you should do about it.Topics Covered:How dry promotions are defined as promotions that come without a raiseThe problem with being given additional responsibilities without additional authority6 reasons to decline a dry promotion at work How dry promotions impact employee morale and retentionWhy a dry promotion can throttle your career progression and lead to burnout5 ways dry promotions hurt LGBTQ+ people and minoritiesHow dry promotions perpetuate marginalization, stifle authenticity and exacerbate inequalityThe mental health impacts of dry promotions on marginalized communitiesWhy women, LGBTQ+ people and other minorities are more likely to accept a dry promotionHow to maintain your professionalism and decline a dry promotion graciouslyWhen it makes sense to accept a dry promotion as a steppingstone for advancementAccepting a dry promotion under the condition of revisiting the salary increaseFor the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe Follow us:Queer Money Instagram Queer Money YouTubeQueer Money on TiktokDownload your FREE Queer Money Kickstarter a 9-step Guide to Kickstart Your Journey to Financial Independence
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