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The safe-space podcast where we chat about anything and everything related to personal finance.

The safe-space podcast where we chat about anything and everything related to personal finance.


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The safe-space podcast where we chat about anything and everything related to personal finance.






Cannabis Financials: A Conversation with Grove Group CEO Kevin Shin

Cannabis - commonly referred to as pot, weed, reefer, and ganja - is increasingly becoming legal, not just in the United States, but around the world. Recreational cannabis is already legal in Uruguay and Canada, and about half of the U.S. states have some form of legalized cannabis, whether that be in the form of recreational, medicinal, hemp, and/or CBD. Given that cannabis legalization would not only mean an entire black market industry would now be legal, there are also many other...


Champions of Change: How Three Kids Use Side Hustles to Give Back

When Jeremiah and Joshua West went to New York City a few years ago with their parents, these two young entrepreneurs had no idea they were about to have a life-changing experience. The young brothers, aged 8 and 6 years old at the time, observed a homeless man sitting on the street and decided to offer him some food. Inspired by the positive impact this little deed had on the homeless man's life, Jeremiah and Joshua wrote a book teaching other kids how to give, save, and spend their money...


The Need for Financial Literacy in Higher Education

Who taught you how to budget? How to pay taxes? Check your credit score and read a credit report? What about saving for retirement or paying yourself first before paying off any debts or pampering yourself? If you're like most Americans, the answer is probably no one. If you're lucky, you may have had a parent, a relative or a friend who knew healthier personal finance habits existed and worked with you to implement some of those healthy behaviors. But for most of us, we don't know how to...


Talking Finances with Aging Parents

Have you had the "talk" with your parents? No, we're not talking about a reverse 'birds and the bees' conversation - we're talking about finances. Here's why: A survey from Fidelity Investments found: Joining us on the show is financial journalist Cameron Huddleston, who recently authored a book on this very topic: Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations with Your Parents About Their Finances. Cameron joins us on the show to not only educate the Talk Wealth To Me...


End the Pink Tax. Period.

Women endure a slew of disadvantages when it comes to financial security. Though it’s cheekily referred to as the “pink tax”, the additional cost women incur for personal-care products, toys, clothing, dry cleaning, health care, mortgages, and vehicle maintenance is no joking matter. It inflates our budgets, limits our ability to save, and sometimes hinders our ability to access affordable and safe sources of credit. Based on that semi-intense description of the pink tax, you may think it’s...


Credit Repair Revealed

Your credit report has information about your finances and your bill-paying history, so it’s important to make sure it’s accurate. The good news for consumers is that credit reports are free through, and if you find an error, you can work with the credit reporting company to fix it. If you would rather not handle correcting credit report errors on your own, you can always enlist the help of a credit repair servicer. In this episode, Chase and Felipe sit down with Jory...


Boost for Our Heroes: A Conversation with Boost Recipient Al Lejarde

Since 2014, the San Diego Financial Literacy Center has awarded more than $75,000 to more than 25 U.S. servicemembers and their families as part of the SDFLC's Boost for Our Heroes program. For those who may be unfamiliar with the SDFLC, Boost for Our Heroes is a financial assistance and education program that benefits active, transitioning, and veteran military members and their families. The program provides a variety of workshops, outreach efforts, and one-on-one consultations to help...


Reply All #1: Personal Finance Q&A

To wrap up Season One, the Talk Wealth To Me podcast team "replies all" to questions we've received during Season One from our listeners. From paying off credit card debt to saving money on groceries to building credit, you've got questions, and we've got some answers. About the Show Comments, questions or suggestions for the show? Email us at To learn more about DebtWave Credit Counseling, visit our website or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,...


Femme Frugality: Breaking the Poverty Cycle

While it’s true that numbers and math don’t care about your gender, numbers and math are hardly the driving force behind personal finances. Instead, outside cultural influences often affect our financial situations more than we’d like to admit. In this episode, Chase and Katie sit down with Brynne Conroy for a discussion on the poverty cycle, the cultural influences that affect an individual's earning potential, as well as their ability to save, and the importance of breaking stigmas around...


Financial Abuse 101: What is it and how do I recover?

1 in 4 women is known to be a victim of domestic violence. Men are affected too, we just have fewer stats on the rate they endure abuse. A study by the Centers for Financial Security found that 99% of domestic violence cases also involved financial abuse. What's more, financial abuse is often the first sign of dating violence and domestic abuse. Financial abuse involves controlling a victim's ability to acquire, use, and maintain financial resources. Those who are victimized financially...


The Four Letter Word: Plan

One word that pops up frequently when talking about finances or a budget is "plan." A seemingly simple word, but in reality, it's our "plan" for our money that really makes a difference in our wallets. What does a financial plan look like? It's different for every person/family/couple. But some common examples include buying a home. Most of us can't afford to wake up in the morning and purchase our dream home later that same day. For a majority of us, we need time to save up money for a...


Preparing Female Military Service Members for Life Outside the Military

Financial issues rank among the most stressful concerns for active-duty service members, vets, and their families, according to a survey by Blue Star Families, a nonprofit out of Syracuse University. In fact, financial concerns rank as the second-highest overall concern, second to relocation anxiety. While the military does offer service members access to supplemental courses that teach personal finance, the fact is most military members don't know how to manage their finances while in the...


Life Without a Car: Could You Do It?

For decades, owning a vehicle was synonymous with freedom. Having a car meant not having to be at the mercy of a bus or train schedule; it meant you could live and work in a different neighborhood from where you worked or went to school. Vehicles even became a place of refuge – a place to sing out loud or rest your eyes. But cars are ridiculously expensive – and as rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft gain consumer trust and extend their services to every neighborhood in the U.S., more...


Faith and Finance: Building Wealth in Alignment with your Values

Building wealth is a tricky business, especially for those whose faith teaches them that money is intrinsically evil, financial planning is only for the wealthy, and that you're stuck FOR-EV-ER with consequences of past financial mistakes. Deborah L. Meyer, CPA/PFS, CFP®, is the author of Redefining Family Wealth: A Parent’s Guide to Purposeful Living. Deb joins Talk Wealth To Me to share how wealth is about so much more than money - it's also about providing for your family and others in...


Keeping the 'Want Monsta' At Bay: Tips for Talking Finance with Kids

Have you talked to your children about money? The sad truth is that kids as young as two years of age are enticed to want this, want that – it’s the wily little “Want Monsta” and he is really good at making us want more than we need or can afford. It’s hard to teach children real-life skills about spending and saving…but it will be harder later if they don’t learn! After all, money does NOT grow on trees… There are several different strategies parents can use to educate their children...


Travel Hack Tips from a Frugal Traveler

When's the last time you went on vacation? Has it been too long to even remember?! We get it - traveling is hard for a multitude of reasons. The biggest: The expense. The average vacation costs about $1,145 per person. And when you're on a tighter budget, perhaps you're paying off credit card debt or student loans, or maybe you're working hard to build up your 401(k) and emergency savings accounts, it can seem like travel is no longer within your financial reach. Joining us on the show is...


How to Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half and Still Eat Well

Saving money on groceries is one of the fastest ways to cut spending from your budget. Given that the average family of four is spending about $800 per month on groceries ($200 per person), cutting costs at the grocery store and eating out less is one of the fastest ways to save money. In Episode 17 of Talk Wealth To Me, Chase, Felipe, and Katie, sit down with Steve and Annette Economides who are the experts when it comes to frugal grocery shopping. When Steve and Annette had five kids...


Earning a Passive Income as a Self-Published Author

Oftentimes, conversations about finances center around ways to slash or cut your budget. But what happens when you can't "cut" any more excess from your budget? Luckily, there is no limit on how much money you can earn. While side hustles have increased in popularity as a way to add some cushion to the living paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle, not everyone wants to "hustle" to earn a dollar for the rest of their life. One way to earn a passive income is to write a book and earn royalties each...


Financially Preparing for Adoption

The Average American has a savings balance of $16,420. With the cost of an average adoption at $43,239, how is a couple able to afford adoption? Laura Coleman is a Tennessee-based Accredited Financial Counselor with a special niche - preparing couples financially for fertility and adoption. After experiencing firsthand the financial burden and stress that accompanies the fertility and adoption process, Laura felt called to start her blog, podcast and financial coaching practice: Family...


How to Earn a Passive Income with Real Estate Investments

How many of you would love to find a financial opportunity that would allow you to travel the world for weeks at a time and have your mortgage payment completely covered each month without ever having to step foot into an office? Dustin Heiner of has done exactly that and joins us in Episode 14 of #TalkWealthToMe to share how he managed to earn more than $8,000 each month in the form of passive income through his 30+ rental properties. Dustin shares with Chase,...