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Hello, I am Emilie Bellet, founder of Vestpod, a digital platform and thriving community that financially empowers women. I’m also the author of the Amazon bestselling book You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich.
Each week, I’ll be having an honest money conversation with a range of amazing guests from all walks of life - employees, freelancers, entrepreneurs and financial experts.  
We want you to get talking about money and be inspired by your financial capabilities. Whether you’re a finance newbie struggling with your overdraft and credit card debt or the wolf of Wall Street — this podcast is for you. 
It’s going to be practical, fun and most certainly not formal financial advice.

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The Wallet Emilie Bellet

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Hello, I am Emilie Bellet, founder of Vestpod, a digital platform and thriving community that financially empowers women. I’m also the author of the Amazon bestselling book You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich.
Each week, I’ll be having an honest money conversation with a range of amazing guests from all walks of life - employees, freelancers, entrepreneurs and financial experts.  
We want you to get talking about money and be inspired by your financial capabilities. Whether you’re a finance newbie struggling with your overdraft and credit card debt or the wolf of Wall Street — this podcast is for you. 
It’s going to be practical, fun and most certainly not formal financial advice.

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    The Money Challenges Women Face in 2021, With Financial Times Editor, Claer Barrett

    The Money Challenges Women Face in 2021, With Financial Times Editor, Claer Barrett

    Claer is the Financial Times Consumer Editor, presenter of the FT’s Money Clinic podcast and a leading voice in demystifying money matters. She is passionate about making financial literacy both accessible and engaging for her followers. 
    Claer also frequently appears as a commentator on radio and TV and is a regular guest on Eddie Mair's Drive show on LBC Radio.
     
    Today on The Wallet: 
    1/ We take a look at some of the most pressing financial challenges women are facing post-pandemic. Claer gives her top tips for organising your finances and budgeting and shares her experience being the main breadwinner in her family.
    2/ We discuss the importance of financial literacy, how Claer has made personal finance accessible to her readers throughout her career, and how her own approach to money management has evolved. 
    3/ Claer shares her long and short term financial goals, how she plans for the future, and how to gain confidence in investing in the stock market. 
    You can follow and connect with Claer at:
     
    Podcast: Money Clinic with Claer Barrett Financial Times: https://www.ft.com/claer-barrett Instagram: @ClaerB Twitter: @ClaerBLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claer-barrett-74088414/  
    We shared some resources in this episode, all the links are below:
     
    FLIC Financial literacy inclusion campaign: https://ftflic.com/NS&I Premium Bonds: https://www.nsandi.com/products/premium-bonds Resolver: https://www.resolver.co.uk Money Clinic podcast: Should I borrow to invest?My biggest financial mistake: FT writers confess
    Our podcast partners PensionBee are also offering you a £25 pension contribution (£20, plus £5 in tax relief) when you sign up. To claim the offer, follow this link: https://www.pensionbee.com/vestpod. Capital at risk. 
    I’m Emilie Bellet, the founder of Vestpod.com - a thriving community that financially empowers women, author of You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich and host of The Wallet! You can learn more about Vestpod, join our events and subscribe to our newsletter at www.vestpod.com and on Instagram @vestpod. Join our private Facebook group: @vestpod. 
    We want to open up a direct conversation with you on the podcast. You can submit a proud money moment, a question or a comment on a previous episode. You just need headphones and mic at the ready and follow this link (https://telb.ee/abrzt) or email me the recording at emilie@vestpod.com.
    * Please note that we are not certified financial advisers! The articles and information made available on Vestpod and this podcast are provided for information and educational purposes only and do not constitute financial advice. You are advised to consult with an independent financial advisor for advice on your specific circumstances. Also, if you’re investing money, make sure it’s for the long term and you understand what you're investing in.*

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    Welcome to The Wallet - Season 2

    Welcome to The Wallet - Season 2

    Hello and welcome back to The Wallet! We’re so excited to be launching Season 2 following 47 fantastic episodes and over 75,000 downloads in our first series. 
    Over the last year, we’ve received so many financial questions through Instagram, emails and workshops and it can be hard to reply to you all - so we’ve decided to do this in the podcast.
    We want to hear from YOU! 
    Each month I will be answering your questions, like; How do I repay my debt? How do I get a mortgage? What’s the best way to save or invest? I’ll give you my best tips, tell you how I approach the challenges and let you know where you can learn more about specific financial topics. 
    You can email me your questions at emilie@vestpod.com 
    We will keep our weekly interviews to get you inspired and learn more beyond personal finances - we’ll be hearing from experts, financial educators, entrepreneurs, and more! 
    In the UK women are getting wealthier, but it’s not always an easy path. That’s why at Vestpod we’re here to get you talking about money, so you not only have enough money for today but can plan for your future and invest in what you believe in. 
    I can’t wait for you to join us on this journey. 
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    You can learn more about Vestpod and subscribe to our newsletter here: 

    Vestpod’s newsletter “The Edit”: www.vestpod.com Join our online events and workshops: https://www.vestpod.com/events Stay in touch with me: please send me your feedback on the podcast and suggest any guests! If you like it, please do share with your friends and rate / review on Apple Podcasts. That does really help!Instagram: @vestpodPrivate Facebook group: @vestpodTwitter: @vestpod @emilieldn
    * Please note that we are not certified financial advisers! The articles and information made available on Vestpod and this podcast are provided for information and educational purposes only and do not constitute financial advice. You are advised to consult with an independent financial advisor for advice on your specific circumstances. Also, if you’re investing money, make sure it’s for the long term and you understand what you're investing in.*


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    Know your worth and build your self-confidence, with Tiwalola Ogunlesi

    Know your worth and build your self-confidence, with Tiwalola Ogunlesi

    Specialising in Positive Psychology, Tiwalola Ogunlesi is a confidence coach and founder of Confident and Killing It — a self-love revolution waking women up to their worth so they can be confident, unstoppable and live the life they desire. 
    With her infectious energy, Tiwalola is on a mission to help every woman and girl to love and believe in themselves, harnessing the power of self-confidence.  
    Today on The Wallet: 
    1/ Tiwalola tells me how she has explored and built up her own confidence, and how by recognising where her strengths and passions meet she’s found where she feels most empowered. 
    2/ Down days are inevitable and happen to us all, so Tiwalola shares how she manages negative thoughts when they arise, how to navigate the days when you don’t feel your best and how we can define both success and failure on our own terms.
    3/ We discuss the role confidence plays in our relationship with money, how to recognise the difference between our worth and value, and how Tiwalola views money as a tool that enables her to have more impact. 

    You can follow and connect with Tiwalola at: 
     
    Twitter @TiwalowlaInstagram: @tiwalowla @confidentandkillingitPodcast: Confident and Killing It Website: www.confidentandkillingit.com 
    We shared some resources in this episode, all the links are below:

    The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani  The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your by John Maxwell Raise the Bar: Ep 61 Tiwalola Ogunlesi on Confidence, Ethical Coaching and Influencing ChangeAsana
    I’m Emilie Bellet, the founder of Vestpod.com - a thriving community that financially empowers women, author of You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich and host of The Wallet! You can learn more about Vestpod and subscribe to our newsletter here: 

    Vestpod’s newsletter “The Edit”: www.vestpod.com Join our online events and workshops: https://www.vestpod.com/events Stay in touch with me: please send me your feedback on the podcast and suggest any guests! If you like it, please do share with your friends and rate / review on Apple Podcasts. That does really help!Instagram: @vestpodPrivate Facebook group: @vestpodTwitter: @vestpod @emilieldn
    * Please note that we are not certified financial advisers! The articles and information made available on Vestpod and this podcast are provided for information and educational purposes only and do not constitute financial advice. You are advised to consult with an independent financial advisor for advice on your specific circumstances. Also, if you’re investing money, make sure it’s for the long term and you understand what you're investing in.*

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    • 48 min
    Overcoming anxiety around money, with Otegha Uwagba

    Overcoming anxiety around money, with Otegha Uwagba

    Otegha Uwagba is a writer, speaker, and consultant. Her debut book, Little Black Book, made The Sunday Times bestseller list, and she’s just published her third book, We Need To Talk About Money — a personal and candid memoir exploring her relationship with money.
    We Need To Talk About Money was born out of a lack of cultural transparency around finances. It follows Otegha’s process in uncovering her deep-rooted beliefs and patterns around money and discusses how she has overcome financial anxiety. 
    Today on The Wallet: 
    1/ Otegha shares her early experiences with money, what money means to her, and explains how we can all begin a journey of introspection to better understand our own attitudes towards money.
    2/ We discuss the role privilege plays in the workplace, and how the culture of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is detrimental to everyone, but especially affects women, people of colour and minorities when negotiating salaries and fees.
    3/ We look at how Otegha’s relationship with money has evolved over time, and how you can learn to enjoy what you earn when you’re prone to worrying about money. 

    You can follow and connect with Otegha at:
    - Books: We Need to Talk About Money (2021), Whites On Race and Other Falsehoods (2020)   and Little Black Book: A Toolkit For Working Women (2017)
    - Twitter: @OteghaUwagba
    - Instagram: @oteghauwagba 
    - Podcast: In Good Company 
    - Women Who: www.womenwho.co 
     
    We shared some resources in this episode, all the links are below:

    Money Scripts: The Psychology of Wealth by Dr. Brad Klontz 
    I’m Emilie Bellet, the founder of Vestpod.com - a thriving community that financially empowers women, author of You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich and host of The Wallet! You can learn more about Vestpod and subscribe to our newsletter here: 

    Vestpod’s newsletter “The Edit”: www.vestpod.com Join our online events and workshops: https://www.vestpod.com/events Stay in touch with me: please send me your feedback on the podcast and suggest any guests! If you like it, please do share with your friends and rate / review on Apple Podcasts. That does really help!Instagram: @vestpodPrivate Facebook group: @vestpodTwitter: @vestpod @emilieldn
    * Please note that we are not certified financial advisers! The articles and information made available on Vestpod and this podcast are provided for information and educational purposes only and do not constitute financial advice. You are advised to consult with an independent financial advisor for advice on your specific circumstances. Also, if you’re investing money, make sure it’s for the long term and you understand what you're investing in.*

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    • 46 min
    Boosting Our Pensions

    Boosting Our Pensions

    This episode is a recording of our pensions event on June 30th, 2021 organised with our sponsor PensionBee. You can read the summary of the event and see the slides supporting our conversation on vestpod.com.
    Research shows that women’s pensions hold around 40% less than those belonging to men, with this pension gap only increasing with age. (Pension Bee, 2021) 
    With the gender and ethnicity pay gaps impacting women’s ability to save more into their pensions, how can we bridge this gap and ensure we’re saving for our future selves and a happy retirement? 
    To tackle this subject, I am joined by 4 brilliant guests who will take us through the foundations of what a pension is, their tips and guidance on investing with impact and their personal stories of starting and saving for retirement. 

    Today on The Wallet: 
    1/ People tend to save more when they can see themselves at retirement age, so we meet our future selves and learn about their lives, which helps us prioritise our future needs over opting for instant gratification. 
    2/ We’ll discuss how to calculate your pension pot goals, how to get clear on where your money is invested, and how to move it if it isn’t aligning with your values. 
    3/ We know the pension gap is a challenge affecting women in retirement, so we look at practical and hands-on ways to boost our pension savings. 
    My guests today are:

    Emma Maslin: Financial coach, therapist and founder of The Money Whisperer (@MoneyWhisperer_). The Wallet episode: What Long Term Impact Will the Pandemic Have On Our FinancesNina Mohanty: Founder of Bloom Money and passionate financial inclusion advocate (@ninamohanty). The Wallet episode: How Can Technology Help Us Manage Our Money BetterRomi Savova: Founder and CEO of PensionBee, Queen Bee of pensions (@romisavova). The Wallet episode: How To Be Pension ConfidentVivien Adeosun: Full-time employee and senior account manager for PitchBook (LinkedIn Vivien Adeosun). The Wallet episode: How To Ask For More Money At Work
    We shared some resources in this episode, all the links are below:

    Netflix: Money Explained Episode 5 “Retirement” You Make Better Decisions If You “See” Your Senior Self by Hal HershfieldBronwyn King: You may be accidentally investing in cigarette companies Which? How much will you need to retire? Pension Bee Pension Bee: Pension Calculator Make My Money Matter 
    🐝 The event’s partner PensionBee are also offering you a £25 pension contribution (£20, plus £5 in tax relief) when you sign up. To claim the offer, follow this link: https://www.pensionbee.com/vestpod. Capital at risk.
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    I’m Emilie Bellet, the founder of Vestpod.com - a thriving community that financially empowers women, author of You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich and host of The Wallet! You can learn more about Vestpod and subscribe to our newsletter here: 

    Vestpod’s newsletter “The Edit”: www.vestpod.com Join our online events and workshops: https://www.vestpod.com/events Stay in touch with me: please send me your feedback on the podcast and suggest any guests! If you like it, please do share with your friends and rate / review on Apple Podcasts. That does really help!Instagram: @vestpodPrivate Facebook group: @vestpodTwitter: @vestpod @emilieldn
    * Please note that we are not certified financial advisers! The articles and information made available on Vestpod and this podcast are provided for information and educational purposes only and do not constitute financial advice. You are advised to consult with an independent financial advisor for advice on your specific circumstances. Also, if you’re investing money, make sure it’s for the long term and you understand what you're investing in. With investments, your capital is at risk. Pensions can go down in value as well as up, so you could get back less than you invest.*


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    • 57 min
    Crypto 101, with Ambre Soubiran

    Crypto 101, with Ambre Soubiran

    The world of cryptocurrency continues to grow in popularity. With Bitcoin regularly hitting the headlines, an increasing number of people are curious about investing in crypto. But what is it, what are its origins, and how does it work? 
    Ambre Soubiran is the CEO of Kaiko - a crypto market data company. Having first read about Bitcoin back in 2013, Ambre was an early adopter and eventually left her banking career to pursue her passion for blockchain technology. Often cited as one of the most influential women in crypto, Ambre’s company Kaiko has just raised $24 million in Series A funding.
    Today on The Wallet: 
    1/ Ambre explains what exactly blockchain is, how it works, and busts some common myths around investing in crypto. 
    2/ Cryptocurrency has gained a lot of media interest, so we discuss how to ignore the hype to ensure you're investing for the long term, and what this technology means for the future of financial services. 
    3/ With the rise of crypto frauds and scams, we look at how to protect ourselves from fake platforms, as well as the challenges digital currencies face in light of their sometimes negative spotlight.

    You can follow and connect with Ambre at:

    Kaiko: https://www.kaiko.comTwitter @ambresoub
    We shared some resources in this episode, all the links are below:

    Folie restaurant: https://folie.london Vestpod event August 2018 with Ambre “Women & crypto”: https://www.vestpod.com/news/2018/8/16/event-women-crypto-with-ambre-soubiran Bitcoin White Paper: https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf https://www.revolut.comhttps://www.coinbase.comhttps://www.kraken.comhttps://www.binance.comhttps://ethereum.org/en/ 
    I’m Emilie Bellet, the founder of Vestpod.com - a thriving community that financially empowers women, author of You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich and host of The Wallet! You can learn more about Vestpod and subscribe to our newsletter here: 

    Vestpod’s newsletter “The Edit”: www.vestpod.com Join our online events and workshops: https://www.vestpod.com/events Stay in touch with me: please send me your feedback on the podcast and suggest any guests! If you like it, please do share with your friends and rate / review on Apple Podcasts. That does really help!Instagram: @vestpodPrivate Facebook group: @vestpodTwitter: @vestpod @emilieldn
    * Please note that we are not certified financial advisers! The articles and information made available on Vestpod and this podcast are provided for information and educational purposes only and do not constitute financial advice. You are advised to consult with an independent financial advisor for advice on your specific circumstances. Also, if you’re investing money, make sure it’s for the long term and you understand what you're investing in.*


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    • 47 min

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TheFlyingBeer ,

Great podcast

Great podcast with interesting guests and always relevant questions from Emilie

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Making finance simple

Great podcast which I am going to recommend to my students.

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Informative and thought provoking

Knowledge is power! Recently started listening to The Wallet and each podcast leaves me feeling a sense of empowerment and wishing I knew the information sooner! This is a great podcast with varied content - worth a listen!

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