The Fairer Cents

The Fairer Cents
Rad women, real money stories and the fight for equality
#25 - Achieving Creative Dreams
Feb 12 • 42 min
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…
#24 - Being an Ally, Part 1: How Men Can Advocate for Women
Feb 6 • 44 min
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…
#23 - Live from Cents Positive: Women, Financial Independence and Changing the Conversation
Jan 23 • 42 min
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…
#22 - Women & Financial Advocacy, with Gaby Dunn and Mary Beth Cahill
Jan 16 • 44 min
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…
#21 - What It Means to Be a Strong Woman, with Suze Orman
Jan 9 • 47 min
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…
Bonus: Midterms and Our Money: Women in Politics and Why It Matters
Nov 1, 2018 • 42 min
Why voting for women is one of the best economic choices you can make.
Bonus: Season 2 Wrap-Up
Sep 12, 2018 • 37 min
Reflecting on all things economic and personal finance that we delved into in the last 10 episodes
#20 - All the Single Ladies
Sep 7, 2018 • 42 min
The added financial challenges — and benefits! — that single women face, and how women staying single longer is a good thing for society.
#19 - Invisible Disability
Aug 31, 2018 • 58 min
The disproportionate financial and career impacts of invisible chronic health conditions, physical limitations and mental health issues on women
#18 - Breaking Into the Boys’ Club, Part 2
Aug 23, 2018 • 46 min
Continuing the discussion of how women can not only break into historically male-dominated fields, but achieve the highest levels in those fields
#17 - Breaking Into the Boys’ Club, Part 1
Aug 15, 2018 • 40 min
Stories from women working their way up to create successful careers (and make money!) in male-dominated fields
#16 - Financial Feminism
Aug 3, 2018 • 50 min
The best term for what we need more of: more equality for all women, not just socially, but financially as well
#15 - Toxic Masculinity
Jul 25, 2018 • 56 min
How traditional and binary gender roles harm women – and men! Especially when it comes to our money.
#14 - The Economics of Motherhood
Jul 12, 2018 • 44 min
Managing having kids, work and money as a woman today
Bonus: Things We Disagree On
Jul 4, 2018 • 48 min
Hot button issues where our views diverge quite a bit, including on topics core to feminism and political change
#13 - Taking Action to Create Change
Jun 20, 2018 • 41 min
Concrete steps we can each take in our own lives to improve the money landscape for women and all historically oppressed people.
#12 - The Financial Impact of Beauty Double Standards
Jun 13, 2018 • 57 min
The cost of being a woman in the workplace, both direct and indirect
#11 - Money Things Women Aren’t Taught
Jun 6, 2018 • 57 min
Financial literacy, career know-how and friendships with zero taboos — just some of the financial topics women aren’t socialized for.
Bonus: International Women’s Day!
Mar 8, 2018 • 49 min
Celebrating the rad women making history when it comes to our money
Bonus: Season 1 Wrap-Up
Feb 2, 2018 • 39 min
The Fairer Cents origin story, reflections on what we’ve learned, and why we continue to think it’s so important to have a space where we can talk about women and money
#10 - Investing in Mental Health
Jan 27, 2018 • 68 min
Making the decision to spend money to take care of your own sanity and well-being through therapy or other self care
#9 - When Men Talk Women and Money
Jan 10, 2018 • 42 min
Because men have to be part of the solution when it comes to women and money equality
#8 - Goals, Resolutions and Self Care
Jan 4, 2018 • 56 min
Finding a balance between goals that make our lives better and those that drag us down
#7 - The Urge to Compare Money
Dec 27, 2017 • 52 min
The insidiousness — and inevitability? — of comparison, that famous thief of joy, especially for women and our perceptions of our money and our success
Bonus: TFC’s Favorite Things
Dec 13, 2017 • 37 min
Our fave podcasts, books and things, some personal finance related, some not, mostly by women!
#6 - Changing the Definition of Success
Dec 6, 2017 • 55 min
Outward success? Personal success? True meaningful success? How we as women can control the definition we use.
#5 - Deweaponizing Privilege
Nov 29, 2017 • 56 min
Why privilege matters when we’re talking about money, and especially when we’re talking about women and money
#4 - Emotional Labor
Nov 22, 2017 • 56 min
That secret burden that falls most often to women to keep those around us happy and comfortable. What it is and why it matters to us and our money.
#3 - Women and Ambition
Nov 15, 2017 • 40 min
What it means to be an ambitious woman, whether you aspire to achieve more or earn more.
#2 - When There’s Someone Else In Your Money
Nov 8, 2017 • 46 min
Managing Money As a Woman In a Couple, and All the Emotion That Goes WIth That
#1 - Why Don’t Women Feel Welcome in Money Conversations?
Nov 8, 2017 • 31 min
Exploring the reasons why too many women feel that money information isn’t for them, told through first-hand stories
Coming November 8! The Fairer Cents
Nov 3, 2017 • 1 min
Introducing The Fairer Cents, a podcast by Tanja Hester of Our Next Life and Kara Perez of Bravely, that’s all about the deeper stuff that impacts women, our money and our fight to get equal. This isn’t a typical personal finance podcast — we’re to…