The Fairer Cents: Women, Money and the Fight to Get Equal

The Fairer Cents: Women, Money and the Fight to Get Equal
Women, money and the fight to get equal

Bonus: Season 4 Wrap-Up
Apr 8 • 44 min
Season 4 has been our favorite season yet of The Fairer Cents, and today we’re talking about our favorite moments and reading lots of listener mail we’ve received, some of it inspiring to financial feminists everywhere, and some of it…
#40 - Exploring Financial Relationships, Part 2: Money and Family
Mar 18 • 48 min
This is the second episode in a two-part mini series on money in our relationships, today exploring money and family (most especially parents), AND it’s the last full episode of season 4. Before we dive in to talk about family, we’re talking about…
#39 - Exploring Financial Relationships, Part 1: Money and Friends
Mar 4 • 48 min
This is the first episode in a two-parter about how money impacts our relationships, and how we talk about money within those relationships. Within friendships, it’s a big social taboo to discuss money, right up there with politics and religion, but…
#38 - Evolving Careers, Part 2: How Careers Aren’t Working for Women
Feb 19 • 50 min
This is the second in a two-part series on the evolving nature of careers, especially as it pertains to women and people of color, today focusing on the myriad ways our current work world doesn’t work for women. We’ve talked before about the economic…
#37 - Evolving Careers, Part 1: When There Is No Road Map
Feb 5 • 50 min
This is the first in a two-part series on the evolving nature of careers, especially as it pertains to women and people of color, today focusing on creating your own path when there is no road map, whether that’s because you’re trying to break into a…
#36 - Women’s Voices, Part 2: Our Actual Voices
Jan 22 • 55 min
This is the second part in a two-part series on women speaking, focusing today on our actual voices and how they are heard (or not heard) by our bias-filled culture. There is a ton of research showing that women and men are perceived differently when…
#35 - Women’s Voices, Part 1: Speaking Up
Jan 8 • 47 min
This is the first part in a two-part series that is years in the making, and a topic close to our hearts. The fact is that when women and people from marginalized groups speak, it’s heard differently than it is when men speak. So we’re digging…
#34 - The Economics of Reproduction, Part 2: All the Costs of Giving Birth
Dec 18, 2019 • 43 min
Today we’re completing the two-part series on the economic implications of reproducing, talking about the costs – often mysterious — of giving birth for women and others who can get pregnant, especially in the U.S. In this episode, Kara talks to…
#33 - The Economics of Reproduction, Part 1: The Choice Not to Give Birth
Dec 4, 2019 • 42 min
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…
#32 - The Economics of Wellness, Part 2: A Diet By Any Other Name
Nov 20, 2019 • 51 min
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…
#31 - The Economics of Wellness, Part 1: Women & Yoga Culture
Nov 6, 2019 • 50 min
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…
#30 - Personal Responsibility Vs. Systemic Realities
May 15, 2019 • 67 min
Today we’re closing season 3 with the ur-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…
#29 - Actionable Financial Tips from Friends of The Fairer Cents
May 1, 2019 • 36 min
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…
#28 – Microaggressions, Invisible Labor & Women’s Anger, with Gemma Hartley and Sarah Cooper
Apr 10, 2019 • 48 min
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…
#27 - Broadening the FIRE (“financial independence, retire early”) Conversation, with Vicki Robin
Mar 20, 2019 • 54 min
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…
#26 - Being an Ally, Part 2: How White Women Can Advocate for Women of Color
Mar 6, 2019 • 51 min
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…
#25 - Achieving Creative Dreams
Feb 12, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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…