Erin Chase, founder of the blog 5 Dollar Dinners, is on a mission to help busy, overwhelmed home chefs learn to spend less money on groceries. Erin joins The 411k to talk food budgets and how to save money on groceries, so that you can do more with the rest of your budget.
You can find more information about Erin and her money saving resources at 5DollarDinners.com.
Ashley Yesayan joins The 411k to talk venture capital! She’s been on both sides of the money. Ashley spent 15 years building and scaling high-growth venture backed technology companies and now, she is the entrepreneur getting funded! Today, Ashley is the founder and CEO of OneVillage, a marketplace connecting cancer patients and their supporters with the content, tools, products, and services they need to make life easier before, during, and after treatment. In this episode, she shares how she started her company and what it takes to get venture capital money needed to scale her business.
Danielle Evans, aka Dollars with Dani, joins us to share her wisdom on how to research market salaries and negotiate a job offer to get what you want. The job market is hot right now and economists are calling this period The Great Resignation. With people transitioning jobs in record numbers, it is critical to know how to negotiate for appropriate compensation. Don’t miss these tips from an HR insider and money coach!
Jennifer Barrett, the Chief Education Officer at Acorns, is an expert at helping women shift their money mindsets and take control of their finances. She is also the author of “Think Like a Breadwinner,” a manifesto for the working woman, with tips on building wealth and finding balance. Barrett joins The 411k in this episode to share her own money journey and the research that she is seeing about breadwinning women in the workplace.
Christina Cartwright is a money coach helping marginalized professionals avoid workplace microaggressions via financial freedom. In this episode, she shares her lived experiences with negotiating, being an activist in the corporate world and pursuing wealth as a form of freedom. Every dollar saved and invested is one step closer to retirement or being able to opt out of a toxic work environment.
Britny Lawhorn joins The 411k to teach us how to make informed decisions throughout the home-buying process. Buying a home is often the biggest financial decision that a person makes and so it’s important to understand as much as you can about the factors that impact that purchase. In this episode, we are talking specifically about what a first-time buyer should know about mortgages.
In this episode, we talk with Sally Helgesen about her book How Women Rise. This book outlines twelve habits holding women back from their next raise, promotion or job. In this episode, we talk about the habit holding us back and how we can overcome them.
Rodney Sinclair, the owner and operator of Sinclair Real Estate Group, joins The 411k to share advice for first-time home buyers. We are seeing a turbocharged housing market right now with prices surging and home on the market selling quickly and far above the listing price. Rodney joins us to share real examples of what he’s seeing in the market right now and how first-time home buyers are staying competitive.
Melody Wright understands that a financial plan isn’t one size fits all! In this live episode with Ithaca College’s Women in Finance and POC in Finance groups, she talks about her new book, Start Here, a personal finance guide to move past living paycheck to paycheck. When faced with $212K of debt that didn’t include their mortgage, Melody used the analytical skills learned from her time in science to develop a framework that helped her family pay off over $100,000 in debt in less than three years. Now she’s living her version of a Rich Life! Through bold conversations, coaching, and the creation of strategic money management systems, she has helped thousands of people stop being Aimlessly Broke and transform their mindset, behaviors, and practices related to money.
Naseema McElroy is the founder of Financially Intentional, a platform about personal finance and living life intentionally, as well as the host of the podcast, Nurses on FIRE. Naseema joins to share her personal money story. Like many health professionals, Naseema found herself with a lot of student loans and even though she got a great job, she was still living paycheck to paycheck. In this episode, she shares how she break the cycle, paid off over $1 million in debt, and grew a six-figure net worth in just 3 years without living in deprivation.
With over 20 years of experience guiding individuals and small businesses through the confusing world of credit, Gerri Detweiler joins us to debunk some credit myths and teach us some best practices for credit cards.
Elizabeth Segran, author of The Rocket Years, joined us to talk about the chaos that comes with a person’s twenties. Some call it “the defining decade.” There is pressure in your twenties to launch your life and it is a period when there are a lot of big decisions – careers, hobbies, marriage, fitness, family, friends, politics, faith, etc. It’s a lot of pressure to make the right choices but Elizabeth says the most important part is learning who you are and what you value. Understanding yourself will help inform all those other decisions. This live episode was recorded for a virtual audience from Bentley Women’s Network.
Kim Pentico has been working with and on behalf of survivors of sexual and domestic violence since 1990. She first spent over seven years working for a local domestic violence program in Kansas and another seven years at the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. She has also worked for the S.T.O.P. Technical Assistance Project in Washington, D.C. Kim is currently the Director of the Economic Justice Program for the Nation Network to End Domestic Violence, working to further assist survivors in moving from short-term safety to long-term security.
In this episode, we talk about domestic violence, and specifically financial abuse, which is a difficult topic, however, it affects millions of men and women of every race, religion, culture, and status. Parts of this conversation may be triggering for people, so please be aware of this before listening to this episode. We hope that having more conversations like this can inspire change and help anyone impacted by domestic violence.
If you have questions about what is available in your community, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline, at 800-799-7233. You have a state domestic violence coalition and you can Google your state plus “domestic violence coalition” to find out what is available to you.
Our financial girlfriend, Tiffany Aliche, joins us to talk about her money story, the successful passing of “The Budgetnista” law, and her new book Get Good with Money. Tiffany is an award-winning teacher of financial education and proves that if preschoolers can do it, we can do it too.
In this episode, Bobbi Rebell, a Certified Financial Planner and host of the Financial Grownup podcast, joined us to talk about what it means to be “a financial grownup.” Bobbi shares her money story and the money mistakes that made her financially fragile in her 20s. Now, she is talking money and helping others achieve financial freedom. We recorded this episode with a virtual audience, the BC Women Innovators Network.
W. Brad Johnson and David Smith are co-authors of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women and Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace. Too many gender inclusion initiatives focus exclusively on changing women, leaving men out of the equation. The 411k invited Brad and David to share their research on men as allies and mentors for women and discuss how men can join the movement for inclusion and equity in the workplace.
Jamila Abston is a Partner in the EY Financial Services Consulting practice in New York. She rejoined EY from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where she served as the Assistant Regional Director for the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. Jamila is on the Board of Directors of Sanctuary for Families, New York’s leading service provider for domestic violence survivors – and an active member of the AICPA, the NABA, and the ACFE. We invite Jamila to share the story of her path to Partner and the lessons she learned along the way.
VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL! We are bringing back this 2019 episode to highlight one of our favorite conversations about money and relationships. We talk with Meredith Goldstein, author and advice columnist for the Boston Globe’s Love Letters. Our conversation with Meredith is the genesis for one of our favorite fun questions – “brand name vs generic” which is a fun game you can play with your partner this weekend. This episode was one of our original episodes so please forgive the fact that we are all sitting in Katie’s living room recording this episode without fancy microphones or sound editing.
Lauren McGoodwin, founder of Career Contessa, joins us to discuss her book Power Moves: How Women Can Pivot, Reboot and Build a Career of Purpose. Through her work at Career Contessa, Lauren shares development resources for women who might be job searching, soul searching, leading and managing, or trying to find new ways to advance their careers. In this episode, we talk about how to set expectations in your job and how a career with purpose is different than a “dream job.”