#28 – Microaggressions, Invisible Labor & Women’s Anger, with Gemma Hartley and Sarah Cooper

In the era of the #MeToo movement, Black Lives Matter and a torrent of books on the subject, it’s a time when women’s anger at the inequality built into our financial, economic and social systems is finally being heard. Or at least some women’s anger is. In this week’s episode, we’re talking with emotional labor expert and author Gemma Hartley, and comedian and author Sarah … Continue reading #28 – Microaggressions, Invisible Labor & Women’s Anger, with Gemma Hartley and Sarah Cooper

#27 – Broadening the FIRE (“financial independence, retire early”) Conversation, with Vicki Robin

Today we’re finally tackling the topic that we suspect some of you initially came to The Fairer Cents expecting to hear about: early retirement, financial independence and the FIRE movement or community. But because it’s us, we’re not just going to say “here’s how to retire early, now go buy some Vanguard funds and off you go.” Instead, we’re talking about how to broaden the … Continue reading #27 – Broadening the FIRE (“financial independence, retire early”) Conversation, with Vicki Robin

#26 – Being an Ally, Part 2: How White Women Can Advocate for Women of Color

Today’s show is the second of two parts focusing on how we can be the best possible financial allies to those around us. In part 2, we’re talking about how white women can do better about being allies to women of color, in particular by not being “white feminists TM.” Our guests are Kiona of How Not to Travel Like a Basic Bitch and Marivette … Continue reading #26 – Being an Ally, Part 2: How White Women Can Advocate for Women of Color

#25 – Achieving Creative Dreams

Today we’re celebrating something HUGE in The Fairer Cents family: the publication of Tanja’s book, Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way! But we’re not just talking about that today. Instead we’re talking about everything that goes into women achieving creative dreams, from the glory of the finished product to the misery and messiness that can go into getting there, and even what creativity is … Continue reading #25 – Achieving Creative Dreams

#24 – Being an Ally, Part 1: How Men Can Advocate for Women

Today’s show is the first of two parts focusing on how we can be the best possible financial allies to those around us, whether that’s online or offline. In part 1, we’re talking about male allies: why we need them, and how men can be them. Our guests are Cord Jefferson, TV writer and outspoken feminist extraordinaire, and personal finance bloggers Matt Lane of Optimize … Continue reading #24 – Being an Ally, Part 1: How Men Can Advocate for Women

#23 – Live from Cents Positive: Women, Financial Independence and Changing the Conversation

This week we’re doing something we’ve never done before on the podcast: recording live! This episode was recorded live at the first Cents Positive retreat for women interested in financial independence (so you’ll notice that we talk about financial independence and early retirement a little more than usual), and included wide-ranging conversations on the origins of the podcast, why women need safe spaces, how money … Continue reading #23 – Live from Cents Positive: Women, Financial Independence and Changing the Conversation

#22- Women & Financial Advocacy, with Gaby Dunn and Mary Beth Cahill

The economic and social system we live in affects so much about our financial lives as women. So how do we change that? A big part of it is advocating for other women (and ourselves), and so today we’re talking to two incredible women from different generations who do exactly that, but in very different ways: Mary Beth Cahill, former executive director of Emily’s List, … Continue reading #22- Women & Financial Advocacy, with Gaby Dunn and Mary Beth Cahill

#21 – What It Means to Be a Strong Woman, with Suze Orman

It’s 2019, and women are still being judged for jobs on whether we’re likable enough, whether we’re strong enough (but not too strong), and all the same old patriarchal bullshit. That’s why we’re kicking off the new year and the new podcast season with one of the strongest women we know of: personal finance author, TV personality and all-around unapologetic woman Suze Orman. She’s got … Continue reading #21 – What It Means to Be a Strong Woman, with Suze Orman

#20 – All the Single Ladies

Society puts a lot of pressure on all of us to couple up, but what about those women going it alone, either temporarily or long-term? Or going it alone with a child? That’s right. Today we’re discussing all the single ladies and their financial landscape. (And no discussion of single ladies is complete without some Beyonce references, though she’s done some more progressive, feminist work … Continue reading #20 – All the Single Ladies

#19 – Invisible Disability & Our Money

Some people face more challenges than others when it comes to earning money and navigating the work world, many for reasons that are apparent to all of us. And then there are those of us who look completely “normal” in the eyes of the world, but face struggles that others can’t see that limit our ability to do even the most basic tasks. We’re talking … Continue reading #19 – Invisible Disability & Our Money