#33 – The Economics of Reproduction, Part 1: The Choice Not to Give Birth

Today’s show is the first in a two-part series all about the economic implications of reproducing — or not reproducing. On the next episode, we’ll talk about the wide range of financial implications of giving birth for women and others who can get pregnant, but today we’re talking about the massive financial impacts of not being forced to have children you don’t want to have … Continue reading #33 – The Economics of Reproduction, Part 1: The Choice Not to Give Birth

#32 – The Economics of Wellness, Part 2: A Diet By Any Other Name

This week, we conclude our two-part series on wellness by focusing on diet and weight loss, the real centerpiece of the entire wellness industry. Just how big a business it is, the lengths the industry goes to to hide itself, and how it hurts us as women in particular. Feminist dietician Rachael Hartley talks to us about how we’ve focused too much on diet and … Continue reading #32 – The Economics of Wellness, Part 2: A Diet By Any Other Name

#31 – The Economics of Wellness, Part 1: Women & Yoga Culture

This week’s show is part 1 of a 2-part series on the wellness industrial complex, and all the ways it manipulates women and makes us poorer. First up, we’re tackling yoga culture in particular, because of how ubiquitous it has become in western society, and just how problematic that is. We talk with Tejal Patel and Jesal Parikh of the Yoga Is Dead podcast about … Continue reading #31 – The Economics of Wellness, Part 1: Women & Yoga Culture

#30 – Personal Responsibility Vs. Systemic Realities

Today we’re closing season 3 with the ultimate topic of personal finance: is your success in life ultimately a product of the amount of personal responsibility you exercise or the systemic barriers that surround you? To answer this question, we talk to two experts: Diana Elliott, a sociologist and researcher at Urban Institute who studies systemic barriers, and Charlotte Cowles, a journalist who writes about … Continue reading #30 – Personal Responsibility Vs. Systemic Realities

#29 – Actionable Financial Tips from Friends of The Fairer Cents

Though we usually focus on bigger picture topics like systemic issues within our economy that disproportionately affect women, this week we’re getting tactical, and sharing actionable tips that can improve your finances today, with a little help from some friends of the podcast. Be sure to check out the links here in the shownotes to find all of the awesome financial pros and content creators … Continue reading #29 – Actionable Financial Tips from Friends of The Fairer Cents

#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