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Anyone who tells you women don’t need financial advice specifically for them is wrong. Women, whether they’re the caretakers, the breadwinners, or both, face a unique set of financial challenges. That’s where Her Money comes in. In her frank, often funny, but always compassionate way, Jean Chatzky takes every audience of women through the steps they need to take today to live comfortably (and worry-free) tomorrow, offering the latest research, expert tips and personal advice.

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Anyone who tells you women don’t need financial advice specifically for them is wrong. Women, whether they’re the caretakers, the breadwinners, or both, face a unique set of financial challenges. That’s where Her Money comes in. In her frank, often funny, but always compassionate way, Jean Chatzky takes every audience of women through the steps they need to take today to live comfortably (and worry-free) tomorrow, offering the latest research, expert tips and personal advice.

    Taking Risks And The Art Of Bluffing

    Taking Risks And The Art Of Bluffing

    What role does luck play in life? How does luck relate to fate, and how does all of this tie back into what we can and can’t control? We’re discussing it all this week with Maria Konnikova, author of “The Biggest Bluff.” She talks about what good investors have in common, and the truth behind the “illusion of control.”  We discuss emotions, and why they’re so critical to our decision-making process, and we get a crash course on how to bluff — and how to know when we’re being bluffed. In Mailbag, we talk aging parents, target date funds, and caring for a significant other financially. In Thrive, should you take a gap year if your college is closed this fall? 

    • 43 min
    Bonus Mailbag: Navigating Job Loss And Layoffs

    Bonus Mailbag: Navigating Job Loss And Layoffs

    So many of us are struggling right now, and we're tackling listener questions on job loss. We hear from a listener who is unsure which source of income to tap if her job search takes longer than she'd like. We also hear from a woman who is debating a balance transfer and a 401(k) loan in order to manage her credit card debt situation. We also guide a couple debating taking money from their 401(k)s in order to pay off their house, and we advise a woman who is worried about being able to retire as planned. If you've suffered a job loss during this time, the whole HerMoney team is rooting for you, and we've got your back through this crisis. To reach out to us with a question for an upcoming episode, email us at mailbag@hermoney.com.

    • 26 min
    Using Credit Card Rewards When You Can’t Travel

    Using Credit Card Rewards When You Can’t Travel

    When’s the last time you took a trip somewhere other than your local grocery store? And what are we supposed to do with all those credit card miles and points we’ve been accruing? We discuss with The Points Guy himself, Brian Kelly. He tells us how to get the safest flight possible for the best price, how to decide if you need a new kind of credit card, and what to do with our points right now. In Mailbag, Jean and Kathryn talk through credit freezes for 5-year-olds, how to allocate retirement investments, and UTMA/UGMA accounts for kids. In Thrive, car insurance companies offering refunds. 

    • 37 min
    What White Women Can Do To Be Allies For Women Of Color

    What White Women Can Do To Be Allies For Women Of Color

    Women of color are behind white women in almost every financial and career measurement. Today, we take a look at action steps that white women can take to be allies and advocates, and begin to truly make an impact. Administrative Judge Karen Ortiz and CEO of communications firm CJC Insights, Chanel Cathey, join us to talk about what it’s like to be the only woman of color in the room, and the biases and stereotypes that we all need to watch out for in our daily lives. In Mailbag, we talk about financially supporting our parents and paying down credit card debt with personal loans. In Thrive, the essential items that every woman should build into her budget. 

    • 50 min
    Navigating The Healthcare System And Being Your Own Advocate

    Navigating The Healthcare System And Being Your Own Advocate

    Health matters have been a priority for all of us lately, and when we’re sick, the last thing we want to deal with are insurance questions and medical bills. Janine Urbaniak Reid, author of “The Opposite of Certainty” joins us to share her story and discusses some of the tactics that she used to get answers. She dives into the topic of resiliency, and opens up about how we can all “live a life you don’t hate, in circumstances you do.” She also tackles how to stay positive through it all, how to support a friend who is hurting, and how to truly live in the present. In Mailbag, we tackle questions on asking for a raise during the pandemic and refinancing a home. In Thrive, a chat with your parents about their financial situation. 

    • 40 min
    Entrepreneurship And Pathways To Success With Lauren Maillian

    Entrepreneurship And Pathways To Success With Lauren Maillian

    Lauren Maillian, CEO of digitalundivided, joins us for a chat about Black and Latinx entrepreneurs, and the barriers women face in the world of fundraising and founding companies. We dive into how women can create a safety net for our own financial security at the same time we’re building a business, why “scrappiness” is at the heart of entrepreneurship, and how everyone can help create opportunity, share influence, empower, and uplift. In Mailbag, we talk whole life and term life insurance, and what to do about health insurance (and claiming a pension) when you retire before 65. In Thrive, what to do if your summer internship was sidelined. 

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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890 Ratings

890 Ratings

Sandra.tea ,

So Informational!

I have learned so much listening to her show and she explains everything clearly so it’s easy to understand. The questions at the end of each show are interesting and I learn a lot from them too.

Le!lani ,

Irresponsible to Encourage Flights during a Pandemic

It is irresponsible and unethical to have a guest who shares hacks for taking flights during a pandemic. Even if an individual doesn’t think they’ll die from COVID-19 when flying, they serve as a vector for bringing the sickness back to their families, neighbors, and possibly coworkers. This is encouraging people to “get a deal”/game the system when flying at the expense of those who are the most vulnerable - the elderly, essential workers (esp those who are most likely to be uninsured like immigrants and poor people), immunocompromised people, and Black and indigenous folks who are all disproportionately being infected and dying of COVID. Jean, if you really believe that Black Lives Matter, you will take this episode down. People are dying as a consequence of irresponsible people like your guest who shares how to get the best deal when flying.

ckochana ,

Great

Always love hearing her take on all things financial and otherwise!

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