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Bonus #1 - TFC's Favorite Things

We're working on a full episode for next week, but this week, while Tanja is working her very last full week of work ever (!! #earlyretirement), we've got a bonus episode for you with lots of our favorite things. We're talking podcasts, books and a few physical things that we love and think you might love, too. Links to everything in this episode are on the show notes page at And if you have recommendations for us, send them our way: and @fairercents...

Duration: 00:37:18

#6 - Changing the Definition of Success

Let's talk success! Specifically success for women, which definitely comes loaded with career connotations and the dreaded "having it all." What is success, who defines it, and how does that definition change over time? Plus where does the pressure to succeed come from, and how much of that is socialized into us as women vs. completely self-imposed? Is it the same for hetero women vs. LGBT women? We dig into all of this and more in conversations with Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial,...

Duration: 00:55:40

Deweaponizing Privilege

Let’s de-escalate the privilege discussion, shall we? It’s so important to acknowledge privilege, but not to wield it as a weapon. On this episode, Kara and Tanja dig into privilege – what it is, why it’s so important to talk about especially when the subject is money, and how we can talk about it without picking fights. Our guests are Liz Thames, writer of the Frugalwoods blog and the forthcoming book Meet the Frugalwoods, and Oliver Griswold, who tweets like a maniac at @originalgriz....

Duration: 00:56:30

Emotional Labor

On this episode Kara and Tanja dive deep into the concept of "emotional labor," an idea that has recently gotten more attention thanks to a kickass piece in Harper's Bazaar by Gemma Hartley entitled, "Women aren't nags -- we're just fed up." We talk to Gemma and do some of our own exploration of the emotional labor in our own lives, and how it affects us, our relationships, and our money. Come chat emotional labor and how it disproportionately affects women. Season 1 of The Fairer Cents...

Duration: 01:05:19

Women and Ambition

Let's talk ambition -- and what it means to be an ambitious woman. Women today are allowed to be more ambitious than women in prior generations, but that doesn't mean we don't still get judged differently for it. Kara and Tanja talk about their own ambition, whether ambition and competition are synonymous, and whether we can be ambitious without hurting other women (and preferably helping them!). Also, a discussion with Michelle Jackson, who proudly proclaims herself to be an ambitious...

Duration: 00:40:51

When There's Someone Else In Your Money

Let's talk women, money and... relationships! Sometimes it's not just about how we manage our own finances, but what happens when there's someone else involved, whether that be a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, or any combination of the above. What happens when it's not just us in our money.

Duration: 00:46:08

S1-Ep01 - Why Don't Women Feel Welcome in Money Conversations?

Who are the ladies behind The Fairer Cents? Why are they making this podcast? Are women welcome in money conversations? All that and more in the inaugural episode of The Fairer Cents! Let's dig into the stories of rad women whose stories aren't told elsewhere, getting real about money while taking down the patriarchy. Join Tanja Hester and Kara Perez for this new personal finance podcast all about each of our own unique money journeys. Who are the ladies behind the Fairer Cents? Why are...

Duration: 00:31:12

Coming November 8! The Fairer Cents

Introducing The Fairer Cents, a podcast hosted 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 not here only to cheer each other on with shallow epithets like "You go, girl!" and leave it at that, or to teach you how to save money at the grocery store. Instead, we want to understand together what we're truly up against, and hear from...

Duration: 00:01:43