27 episodes

"We will never solve the feminization of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth." - Gloria Steinem. On this podcast, we're going to call out those ways that women are consistently left behind financially. But most importantly, how women can help themselves. Join hosts Barbara Provost & Maggie Nielsen as they help you navigate the ins and outs of financial independence so that you can be financially fearless. They'll connect you with helpful resources and compelling stories from women all across the country. Whether it's buying a house, preparing for retirement, dealing with divorce, there won't be a single question off the table. Maggie is a partner and Barbara is the founder of Purse Strings, a two-part model that's all about providing women the tools and resources they need to help them learn and understand what they need to know to make good financial decisions. And they help connect women with attorneys, financial planners, realtors, and many other financial professionals who have the expertise and desire to serve the female market. Women & Money: The Shit We Don't Talk About can be your place for tools, resources, education and a place to ask the important questions on your mind (or even better, the - you know - you aren't talking about). Find out more about Purse Strings by visiting https://pursestrings.co/ and we can't wait to connect with you on the podcast!

Women & Money: The Shit We Don't Talk About‪!‬ Barbara Provost & Maggie Nielsen

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    • 4.6 • 9 Ratings

"We will never solve the feminization of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth." - Gloria Steinem. On this podcast, we're going to call out those ways that women are consistently left behind financially. But most importantly, how women can help themselves. Join hosts Barbara Provost & Maggie Nielsen as they help you navigate the ins and outs of financial independence so that you can be financially fearless. They'll connect you with helpful resources and compelling stories from women all across the country. Whether it's buying a house, preparing for retirement, dealing with divorce, there won't be a single question off the table. Maggie is a partner and Barbara is the founder of Purse Strings, a two-part model that's all about providing women the tools and resources they need to help them learn and understand what they need to know to make good financial decisions. And they help connect women with attorneys, financial planners, realtors, and many other financial professionals who have the expertise and desire to serve the female market. Women & Money: The Shit We Don't Talk About can be your place for tools, resources, education and a place to ask the important questions on your mind (or even better, the - you know - you aren't talking about). Find out more about Purse Strings by visiting https://pursestrings.co/ and we can't wait to connect with you on the podcast!

    Ep 27: Why Women Need a Legacy Plan

    Ep 27: Why Women Need a Legacy Plan

    Legacy planning might be one of the most overlooked aspects of securing your family’s future and the stats back that up. Only 33% of US adults have estate planning documents in place, and while there might be many reasons why it gets put off, we want to try and change that. 
    That’s why we’ve invited Ladies in Law onto the show. Jazzy Rippy and Ameena Sheikh are the two powerhouse women behind the company, and they are one of our favorite Purse Strings-approved professionals because our missions are very much aligned. 


    We’ll use this episode to discuss the importance of having an estate plan in place and why it’s much more accessible than many people think. Financial planning is the key to having a successful retirement and estate planning is the key to creating generational wealth. Ladies in Law work with women to create a process that is affordable, efficient and maintainable no matter what changes in your life.


    If you’re looking for a place to start, go ahead and schedule a free consultation. It only takes 30 minutes of your time and can be done entirely virtually.


    Here’s some of what you’ll learn on this episode:
    ·      Meet the two people behind Ladies in Law. (1:57)
    ·      What it takes to set up your legacy plan. (4:11)
    ·      Can you use online services to take care of this? (8:05)
    ·      Horror stories that will make your rethink not having a plan. (10:48)
    ·      Some final thoughts and recommendations from our guests. (18:24)


    Learn more about our guests: https://pursestrings.co/professional/ladies-in-law/

    Join the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/

    To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/

    • 22 min
    Ep 26: Improving Your Financial Fitness with Tracy Bissett

    Ep 26: Improving Your Financial Fitness with Tracy Bissett

    A new year means new goals and who doesn’t want to get fit? Today’s guest is a Purse Strings-approved professional and super-smart business coach who will help improve your financial fitness in 2023. 
    Tracy Bissett is the Chief Financial Fitness Trainer of Bissett Financial Fitness Inc, a full-time professor at Centennial College, and host of the Young Money Podcast. In each of these roles, Tracy educates and empowers individuals and entrepreneurs to take control of their financial lives. It’s never easy to make yourself vulnerable and open up about your shortcomings, but letting go of that worry and focusing on your financial fitness this year might make all the difference in your personal and professional life. 

    In this episode, we’ll spend time diving into the areas where people often need the most help with money and share some action steps you can take now to take control of your finances. Plus, she’ll share a couple of awesome success stories she’s seen during her career. 


    Here’s some of what you’ll learn on this episode:
    ·      Background on Tracy, her relationship with money, and why she started this business.  (2:05)
    ·      What does a business coach actually do? (4:12)
    ·      When should you hire a business coach? Is there a best time to do it? (5:47)
    ·      Tracy shares a couple success stories about clients that have knocked it out of the park. (12:03)
    ·      It’s okay to feel vulnerable when it comes to being honest about your financials. (15:59)
    ·      Two things Tracy thinks you should focus on this year. (22:47)


    Resources:
    Learn about our guest:
    www.bissettfinancialfitness.com
    https://www.bissettfinancialfitness.com/


    Get the Divorce Money Guide: https://www.fraudcoach.com/a/2147518094/Qd3HXent 
    Find a Purse Strings Approved Professional - Click Here

    Check out our Facebook Page - Click Here

    Join our community of Financially  Fearless Women - Private Facebook Group

    Join the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/

    To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/

    • 26 min
    Ep 25: Why You Need a Financial Coach with Linda Lingo

    Ep 25: Why You Need a Financial Coach with Linda Lingo

    Today’s guest is Linda Lingo. Linda is a financial coach helping women with budgeting, investing, and post-divorce matters. Sometimes when women just don’t know where to start, we often suggest that they start with a financial coach, and you will learn why in this session. Let’s dive in!
    We will explore the following and much more: 
    Why Linda became a financial coach. (3:11)How solopreneurs have been utilizing financial coaches to their benefit. (11:23)What causes many women to seek a financial coach? (16:07)Resources:
    Learn about our guest:
    https://pursestrings.co/professional/linda-lingo/
    https://lindalingo.com/ditch-new-years-resolutions/
    Get the Divorce Money Guide: https://www.fraudcoach.com/a/2147518094/Qd3HXent 
    Find a Purse Strings Approved Professional - Click Here

    Check out our Facebook Page - Click Here

    Join our community of Financially  Fearless Women - Private Facebook Group

    Join the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/

    To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/

    • 32 min
    Ep 24: How to be Financially Fearless

    Ep 24: How to be Financially Fearless

    Today on our podcast, we, the founders of Pursestrings, are going to share some of the overarching tips that could enable you to become financially fearless.
    These tips aren’t about saving or allocating money, but the overall concept of money and what it can do for us. These concepts we discuss could change generations to come. Our mission is to give women the tools and the resources they need to make smart financial decisions. Listen to find out how you can become financially fearless.
    We will explore the following and much more: 
    How to have a good ‘Money Mindset’. (2:40)Why you should have continuous conversations about money with your partner. (5:08)Learn one of the best ways to prepare your family in the event you are incapacitated. (7:12)Should you keep your financial/medical plans private? (11:15)Resources:

    Get the Divorce Money Guide: https://www.fraudcoach.com/a/2147518094/Qd3HXent 
    Find a Purse Strings Approved Professional - Click Here

    Check out our Facebook Page - Click Here

    Join our community of Financially  Fearless Women - Private Facebook Group

    Join the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/

    To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/

    • 21 min
    Ep 23: The Divorce Money Guide with Tracy Coenen, CPA, CFF®, MAFF®

    Ep 23: The Divorce Money Guide with Tracy Coenen, CPA, CFF®, MAFF®

    Today’s guest is Tracy Coenen, CPA, CFF®, MAFF®. Tracy is a Forensic Accountant, Fraud Investigator, and creator of the Divorce Money Guide. The Divorce Money Guide is an online 10-step handbook for those in the process of divorce who suspect their spouse has misused money.
    In this episode, Tracy shares the intriguing world of Forensic Accounting with us, from cases she has cracked, to suggestions for those that may need guidance in this area and cannot afford it. Listen to learn ways you can stay in the loop with your finances, even if you are not in control of them, and what you can look for if you suspect there has been misuse.
    We will explore the following and much more: 
    ·       What a Forensic Accountant and Fraud Investigator does. (1:44)
    ·       What financial abuse looks like and how to discover if it is happening to you. (5:47)
    ·       A story Tracy shares about discovering her client’s husband’s mistress by reviewing their bank statements. (16:36)


    Resources:

    Learn more about our guest: https://pursestrings.co/professional/tracy-coenen-cpa-cff
    Get the Divorce Money Guide: https://www.fraudcoach.com/a/2147518094/Qd3HXent 
    Find a Purse Strings Approved Professional - Click Here

    Check out our Facebook Page - Click Here

    Join our community of Financially  Fearless Women - Private Facebook Group

    Join the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/

    To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/

    • 26 min
    Ep 22: Serving the LGBTQIA Community with Peggy Haslach, CFP®, CLU®

    Ep 22: Serving the LGBTQIA Community with Peggy Haslach, CFP®, CLU®

    Today’s guest is Peggy Haslach, CFP®, CLU®. Peggy focuses on serving the LGBTQIA community through the financial industry.
    In this episode, Peggy shares some of the hurdles she has overcome as a gay woman in this industry, as well as stories from clients she has been able to help. She gives us more insight into this underserved community and shares ways we can meet people where they are at, as needs in the financial industry change.
    We will explore the following and much more: 
    ·       How Peggy got started serving the LGBTQIA community. (2:44)
    ·       Who you should “work with someone who is an expert in you”. (8:07)
    ·       The needs of families are changing, and advisors need to keep up with these changes. (14:39)


    Resources:

    Learn more about our guest: https://pursestrings.co/professional/peggy-haslach-clu-she-her-hers/"
    Find a Purse Strings Approved Professional - Click Here

    Check out our Facebook Page - Click Here

    Join our community of Financially  Fearless Women - Private Facebook Group

    Join the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/

    To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

Torahdeomthewell ,

Love this!

I’m so grateful for all of these informative and relevant topics!! Thanks so very much! So well done.

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So glad this podcast is out there!

You don't know what you don't know, and that's where Barb and Maggie come in! Learning things I didn't even know were out there and always feel like I have a powerful action to take next! Keep it up

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I am so happy they have created this platform. I have steadily received information in an authentic conversation.
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