I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) sit down with Andy Hill from the Marriage, Kids and Money podcast to talk about how couples can get on the same page when it comes to their finances. We chat about how fights about money aren’t really about money, how to communicate with your partner so neither feels like it’s an attack, and the mindset strategies you both need when it comes to accomplishing big financial goals. We also talk about how communication and decision making as a couple may change when kids enter the picture.
Dealing with a divorce is challenging enough emotionally, but you’re also managing financial stress as well. How are you supposed to navigate these uncertainties in your life, both during and after a divorce?
In this episode, I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) talk with Kayla and Shanah of Cash Wise Ex Wives, an online community where they help divorcees navigate money. Kayla and Shanah went through very different divorces, and speak to how a divorce when single vs. a divorce with kids affected their own finances. We chat about what changed for them after they left their respective exes, how they managed the emotional and financial sides of divorce, and why they believe having a supportive community throughout the process is so important.
In this episode, I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) talk about how finding like-minded community is crucial when making progress toward your financial goals. We also talk about how to engage in conversations with friends and family around money, how to get the conversation started if you’re worried about talking directly about finances, as well as the differences between paid and free accountability groups and the instances in which one may be better than the other.
Does the whole starving artist mentality still ring true within the creative community? If so, how can artists and creatives (yes, the two are different) identify their limiting mindsets and learn to thrive while pursuing a career they love?
In this episode I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) sit down with Jackie Lam, a freelance writer and advocate for creatives and artists. We talk about her relationship with money and the perceived conflicts artists feel around selling out and the starving artist mentality. We also dig into how artists can shift their mindset and perception, and increase their chances of make a living doing what they love.
Why do we shrink and shy away when it comes to negotiating? How can we manage our emotions in these conversations?
In this episode, I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) talk about what commanding your worth means in practice, and how your feeling of self-worth impacts your ability to ask for more. We dive into the idea of rejection, and how someone saying “no’ to your offer doesn’t reflect who you are as a person. We also share examples of how we’ve commanded our worth, and offer practical tips on how to feel more confident in asserting yours.
Sure – it’s great to be your own boss, but what do you do when you face the fear when actually quitting your job? What kind of mindset shifts do you need to make in order to not just survive, but thrive?
In this episode, I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) talk about how we took our respective leaps into entrepreneurship. We bear all – the good, the bad and the ugly – about what it’s been like starting and growing our businesses. Both of us get super specific about why we actually took the leap and our thought processes along the way. We also talk about how entrepreneurship, just like money, is simply a tool that can help us live the lives we want, and we share simple questions you can ask to feel more comfortable when making tough decisions in your financial lives and beyond.
Worrying about money is stressful enough. But what if you weren’t using money in alignment with who you truly were because you didn’t feel comfortable being your authentic self??
In this episode, I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) sit down with The Debt Free Guys, John Schneider and David Auten. They are personal finance authors, bloggers, podcasters, and speakers, and are the only gay couple openly talking about money in the queer community. We talk about the financial expectations and challenges facing the LGBT community, how they made the decision to dig themselves out of $51,000 in credit card debt, and how being their authentic selves helped them thrive in their financial lives.
Do you find yourself feeling bad or jealous when you see other’s “success”? What happens when we start comparing ourselves to others?
In this episode, I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) talk about how comparing ourselves to others takes a toll on both our financial and emotional well-being. We talk about how “keeping up with the Joneses” has evolved and been exacerbated by social media, how to catch ourselves when we fall into the comparison trap, and how getting clear on our priorities and values allows us to break that cycle.
We also go over some simple exercises and questions to ask yourself when you find yourself falling into the comparison trap. They also chat about how they’ve fallen into this themselves, and what they’ve done to get out of it.
Taking leaps of faith – Exciting? Hella scary? Worth it? All three?
In this episode I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) down with Jared Easley, who has had to take many leaps to grow Podcast Movement, the world’s largest podcast only conference with his business partner, Dan Franks. We talk about how to take leaps of faith, both financially and in our careers, and how you can approach these life changes when there is someone else in your life to consider. Jared was gracious enough to share his highs and lows, including what it takes to pursue a goal that may not reap financial rewards right away. We also talk about using the power of curiosity to ask yourself the right questions, especially when you feel like giving up.
Even if you’re not an entrepreneur there are a lot of great takeaways from this episode, such as what people in full-time jobs can do to find more satisfaction, such as saving up money for a sabbatical and even asking for a raise.
How can creating boundaries in our relationships help us thrive in our financial lives?
In this episode, I (alongside former co-host Garrett Philbin) talk about how to manage financial expectations and set boundaries with our friends and family. How does our confidence (or lack thereof) affect our ability to set boundaries? How can we move on from a friendship that is no longer serving us, financially or otherwise? And what are the positive outcomes we’ve experienced from creating our own financial boundaries?
Sarah and Garrett dive deep into how to find the confidence to set financial boundaries and be honest about your needs. They also talk about how setting boundaries is actually about acting from a place of love, and when it’s necessary to let people go from your life.