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Honest Money Conversations is a podcast for people who want to change their relationship with money and hear stories from others who have done the same. We're not experts. Sure, we've paid off our debt, saved some money, quit our jobs to work for ourselves, slowed down and embraced minimalism—and we continue to experiment and make changes as time goes on. But we're not experts. We're just two friends who like to talk about life and work, and the role money plays in it all. New episodes are released every Tuesday of a new season, and you can find links to everything we talk about in the show notes on honestmoneypodcast.com.

Honest Money Conversations is a podcast for people who want to change their relationship with money and hear stories from others who have done the same. We're not experts. Sure, we've paid off our debt, saved some money, quit our jobs to work for ourselves, slowed down and embraced minimalism—and we continue to experiment and make changes as time goes on. But we're not experts. We're just two friends who like to talk about life and work, and the role money plays in it all. New episodes are released every Tuesday of a new season, and you can find links to everything we talk about in the show notes on honestmoneypodcast.com.
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Honest Money Conversations is a podcast for people who want to change their relationship with money and hear stories from others who have done the same. We're not experts. Sure, we've paid off our debt, saved some money, quit our jobs to work for ourselves, slowed down and embraced minimalism—and we continue to experiment and make changes as time goes on. But we're not experts. We're just two friends who like to talk about life and work, and the role money plays in it all. New episodes are released every Tuesday of a new season, and you can find links to everything we talk about in the show notes on honestmoneypodcast.com.

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English


Episodes

BONUS - Sharing Everything and Taking Time Off

8/27/2018
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Hey friends! Long time, no talking into your ears. It's been five months since we've recorded an episode of this podcast, and since we've shared much about our lives with anyone. We decided to finally open up and share everything that's been happening this year, as well as discuss the topic of what it means/feels like to share your life publicly, in general. As you can imagine, it's not always easy, especially during times of transition. We don't know what the future holds for us personally...

Duration:01:43:21

512 - Figuring Out What's Next

3/27/2018
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Have you ever been stuck trying to figure out what's next? If you're struggling to map out a clear path, you're not alone. In the final episode of this season, we share some updates on what's next for us personally. We also talk about the future of the podcast, and whether or not there will be another season. What you'll hear in this episode is a lot of questions and unknowns. One thing we are both realizing is this: Just because you've been doing something for awhile doesn't mean you have...

Duration:01:34:50

510 - Consuming Mindfully

3/12/2018
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Today's episode is all about consuming mindfully! And surprise surprise, we aren't just talking about spending money. We talk about everything from consuming food, to consuming media (like TV), and consuming information on social media. And then we get on the topic of consuming financial advice! What we have both learned is that the things we consume can not only affect our lives, but also our mindsets—and the way we handle our money. So, at the end of this episode, we share some ways you...

Duration:01:42:36

509 - Feeling Good About Money

3/5/2018
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Well, in this episode, we definitely live up to the name of our newly rebranded podcast! This is an honest conversation about how we are feeling about money right now—and it's not all good. We share concerns about making money and spending money, and what happens when you're feeling bad about your finances. We don't have all the answers yet, but we're happy to support each other. Welcome to therapy hour! ;)

Duration:01:25:37

508 - Getting Creative With Money

2/26/2018
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Getting creative with money is one of the best ways to get out of a financial funk, or even just have fun with it. That's what we're talking about today, and there's something for everyone in this episode! Whether you need a colorful creative outlet or are looking for a mindset shift, we share some ideas to make managing your money more exciting. And while this was a fun episode to record, it's also jam-packed with resources so you can get creative with money too—all of which you'll find in...

Duration:00:42:52

507 - Talking with the Fairer Cents

2/20/2018
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What if, instead of just Cait and Carrie having an honest money conversation, we were joined by two more ladies who co-host another podcast of their own? This week, we decided to do just that—and we're so excited to share the conversation we had with The Fairer Cents! Kara and Tanja launched the first season of their podcast just a few months ago, and we are so glad they did. The Fairer Cents isn't your typical personal finance podcast. Together (and with their guests), they go deeper into...

Duration:01:45:26

503 - Trusting Yourself

1/23/2018
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It's not always easy to trust yourself—to believe that a decision you're making is the right one for you. It's especially hard when the decision comes with a certain amount of risk and you're not 100% sure it will work out. In this episode, we talk about some of the ways we've had to trust ourselves in the past and present, including how we make those "risky" decisions. Carrie also drops a quote + some mantras that could help us all (especially Cait right now).

Duration:01:06:15

502 - Making BIG Decisions

1/15/2018
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Recently, we've made some big decisions both personally and professionally. For one, we made the decision to rebrand the podcast, as well as change how we create and piece together episodes. But we also made big career changes in 2017 and explain how these decisions have affected us as we move into a new year. Making big decisions isn't easy, so we discuss how you make them and the financial impact they can have on your money. (We also celebrate the launch of Cait's new book, The Year of...

Duration:01:29:40

501 - Setting Intentions vs. Goals

1/8/2018
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Welcome to a brand new season of Honest Money Conversations! Since it's also the start of a new calendar year, we know most content creators are probably talking about goals and resolutions they have for 2018. But we wanted to talk about the idea of setting intentions, instead. We start by sharing what we want to leave behind in 2017, and then share some of our own intentions for the new year ahead. Hint: There will be a lot more reading and (hopefully) a lot less stress.

Duration:00:34:06

BONUS - Why We Rebranded

1/1/2018
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So long, Budgets and Cents. Hello, Honest Money Conversations! In this short bonus episode, we tell you why we decided to rebrand and what it means for the future of the podcast.

Duration:00:06:27

BONUS - Community Over Competition

11/27/2017
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In this special bonus episode, we clarify what community and competition mean to us. For starters, we believe it's important to remember that being part of a community is different from networking. It's about fostering a feeling of wanting to contribute versus simply focusing on what you can gain from your network. In some cases, the people within your community could be competition. But if you view them as part of your community, it opens up space for honest conversations to happen,...

Duration:00:40:35

412 - Knowing Your Why

8/28/2017
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Today's conversation marks our 50th episode and is the finale of season four. The end of a season is always bittersweet, but we're leaving on a high note. Throughout this season, we celebrated some amazing milestones, including hitting 325,000+ downloads of the podcast. Thank you so much for listening and being part of this community! Before we wrap up this season, we want to talk about a very important topic: knowing your "why". Knowing your why can help you make clear decisions regarding...

Duration:01:04:51

411 - Saying No

8/22/2017
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How do you feel about saying the word “no”? For many of us, this little word carries a lot of fear and power. In today’s episode, we discuss some of the things we’ve said no to over the years and what those decisions have done for us. We also talk about how difficult it can be to say no, especially if you’re a people pleaser. One of the things that helps give us the confidence to say no is understanding that we’re also saying “yes” to something else. You may not know what that something else...

Duration:00:46:35

410 - Asking for Help

8/14/2017
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What comes up for you when you think about asking for help? Do you get anxious or feel any shame? As kids, we are constantly encouraged to ask for help, but at some point in our lives we start telling ourselves that asking for help is not okay. In today's episode, we strive to break down the roadblocks that you encounter when thinking of asking for help, so you can get back to hearing and trusting your inner voice. What advice would you give a friend? Why don't we follow this advice...

Duration:00:49:06

409 - Unlocking Money Beliefs with Garrett Philbin

8/7/2017
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It's not very often that we have guests on the podcast, so today's episode is extra special! With the recent conversations we’ve had about money mindsets, we thought it would be great to invite someone to help us dive a bit deeper into this stuff. Garrett Philbin is a personal friend of ours and works as a financial life coach. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and runs a business called Be Awesome Not Broke, through which he helps people use money more intentionally to live better...

Duration:01:09:37

408 - Giving Yourself Permission

8/1/2017
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Have you ever announced a goal or shared a decision with someone and then changed your mind? You probably experience feelings of guilt or have fears related to what people might think of you. Well, we're here to tell you that this is okay! It's okay to go back on decisions you've made or to change your mind about something you thought you wanted. You can (and should) do things your way! Giving yourself permission to do so is part of evolving and growing as a person. In this episode, we also...

Duration:00:52:24

407 - Buying Happiness

7/24/2017
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Do you ever make a purchase, feel happy for a brief moment and then wonder what the heck you did that for? That's exactly where we are at in life right now: in the mood to shop and feeling like anyone could convince us to buy anything! Instead of giving into these impulse purchases, we're taking a step back in this episode and asking ourselves why we're in this "season of wanting to buy stuff". We start by defining what buying happiness means to us and how it's differed over the past few...

Duration:00:50:09

406 - Transforming Your Money Story

7/18/2017
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Part of changing your money and changing your life is figuring out the stories you tell yourself about money. These stories or beliefs can either help or hurt your finances. If they hurt it, transforming your money stories requires you to dig deep into your past, face your fears and work through any financial mistakes you've made - and that's what we're talking about this week. This topic was first brought up by Cait after she realized she'd been telling herself a lot of stories that were...

Duration:00:53:16

405 - Decluttering Your Life (and Finances)

7/11/2017
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This week we decided to get into the nitty gritty and share some tangible tips for decluttering your life and your finances. Similar to minimalism, decluttering is a hot topic online these days. We start by defining what decluttering means to us: essentially, it's clearing out anything that takes up negative space. This could mean decluttering physical items from your home, but it could also mean decluttering your budget, your social calendar and your life. As usual, we share tips based on...

Duration:00:44:28

404 - Redefining Minimalism

7/4/2017
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Minimalism is a hot topic on the internet, these days. And because it's so popular, it's easy to come across the same definition over and over again. White walls, white furniture, no color and not a lot of stuff. It sounds a little sterile, doesn't it? We think so, too. In this week's episode, we are attempting to redefine what minimalism means - at least to us! We talk about how we defined minimalism a few years ago, and what it means to us today. And after receiving a number of requests,...

Duration:00:35:17