2018 is nearly upon us, and I know you are already thinking about your finances. This is the perfect opportunity to think back at all of the money choices you made in 2017 and begin to set some goals for the year ahead. Are you in the same camp as 42% of Americans who think setting resolutions is a waste of time? Are you excited to grow even closer to your freedom number this year? Whether you are the former or the latter, this episode is going speak right to you.
To begin this special New Year’s episode of ProfitBoss Radio, I wanted to touch on a question that I hear many of you asking: What’s the deal with Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a type of cryptocurrency or a digital currency. Bitcoin is not just digital currency, it is also a social movement. A group of people wanted the government out of their business, so they decided to create their own currency. While Bitcoin seems to be having a moment in popular culture, as is this BlockChain Technology it is associated with, I would never advise my clients to invest or speculate with it. Listen to hear my full Bitcoin analysis.
Zooming back out, I wanted to take a moment to help you take stock of where women are financially. We’ve come so far, and we still have far to go. I’ll take a moment to show you how the numbers are stacking up for women and their finances in 2017. Armed with this knowledge, I want you to take stock of the choices you’ve made with your finances this year, and then let it all go. Now is the best opportunity you have to restart and refresh your goals and mindsets.
You might not be prepared to stick to a resolution on your own. Thankfully for you, there are many studies demonstrate that there are tactics you can employ to stick to your resolutions. Accountability is the key, so I want to invite you to join a mastermind with me in San Jose on January 19th. Listen to this episode to learn the secrets of better goal setting, and then go into 2018 prepared and ready to tackle anything.
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No one would ever dream that experiencing sexual harassment could have a negative impact on their career and their income. And yet, the general consensus is that yes, sexual harassment has a huge and lasting impact on women in the workplace. While the bigger conversations like #MeToo and the Harvey Weinstein allegations are a bit larger than the scope of this podcast, it is still worth devoting time and collecting the best experts on the topic. I’ll start with my own story of sexual harassment, and the vastly negative impact it made on me when I was still very young. Knowing what I know now, I feel armed and ready to navigate these muddy waters with you…without costing you a coin.
First up, I am thrilled to have Tucker Miller on the show for an interview. She is an expert through and through, and she is working with the organization, ELI, to stop workplace harassment and give voice to the voiceless. Tucker is going to share her experiences navigating sexual harassment in the workplace in order to show you exactly what you should do and say should this ever happen to you. My favorite bit of advice is what she recommends is her how-to when it comes to bringing a complaint to HR. You definitely do not want to miss out on her advice and perspective.
My second interview is with Daren Lipinsky. He’s the guy you would want to call if you were in need of representation for a sexual harassment lawsuit. No one would ever dream they might need Darren’s help, but it is always smart to know more than you need! Darren is going to give his unique perspective on sexual harassment and offer up his own words of wisdom for anyone experiencing it right now or in the future. His main point is that you need to come forward. There is strength in numbers, and there are people like Daren out there ready to help you.
Unfortunately, sexual harassment in the workplace is not going away anytime soon. The more conversations and stories I hear, the more firmly I believe that we as women in the workplace need to arm ourselves with knowledge and a little bit of legal savvy. Thank you so much to all of you in the Facebook group who have been sharing your stories. We can change the narrative together.
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It’s time to get your money mindset intent on investing! On ProfitBoss Radio, I try to tackle the personal and cultural forces that are both pushing women forward and holding us back. Buzzing about in the media is the continuing conversation about women and wage parity. Are women making strides to even the wage gap? Are women investing and earning with the same confidence as men? I could think of no one better to tackle those questions than Jean Chatzky!
You might know Jean as the Financial Editor from NBC’s “The Today Show.” She is also a respected finance journalist, host of the HerMoney podcast, and the author of nine books. Her most recent book, AgeProof, is just one point of conversation for us today. She has so much wisdom and expertise to share that would warrant several episodes of their own! I asked Jean how she does it all, from appearing on TV to writing countless articles and books, and she responded that it all comes down to mindset. Nothing fires Jean up like having conversations with people who feel empowered about their finances, and she has certainly brought her fire today!
Jean had a lot of surprising things to say about current cultural influences on finance. It turns out that Millennials are leading their elders financially through wage transparency and a willingness to invest. She also shared with me the common fears and misconceptions parents face when planning to pay for college debt-free. Jean managed it, and her honest perspective is refreshing and honest! We also talked all about the fears and misunderstandings that keep women from investing. If you might be in that camp today, I think you will gain a lot of wisdom from Jean’s perspective.
It is such a pleasure to have someone like Jean on the show. Her expertise is unmatched, and her compassion is beyond measure. The bottom line is that Jean genuinely loves to help others master their finances, free from fear. Whether you are looking to invest or to make the most of your savings, Jean has a little something for you today.
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Student debt, or debt of any kind, is a weight that impacts your entire life. The weight of debt carries a range of emotions from shame, anxiety, and depression to feelings of isolation and inadequacy. Many women struggle to find peace with that debt, let alone financial freedom. Typical debt solutions are often oversimplified—extreme budgeting, cutting back on lattes…there has to be more we can do. There has to be someone we can turn to! For a while, there wasn’t. That is exactly where my guest Melanie Lockert saw a need, and why she created a community as a response to that need
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