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HerMoney with Jean Chatzky

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Anyone who tells you women don’t need financial advice specifically for them is wrong. Women, whether they’re the caretakers, the breadwinners, or both, face a unique set of financial challenges. That’s where HerMoney comes in. In her frank, often funny, but always compassionate way, Jean Chatzky takes every audience of women through the steps they need to take today to live comfortably (and worry-free) tomorrow, offering the latest research, expert tips and personal advice.

Anyone who tells you women don’t need financial advice specifically for them is wrong. Women, whether they’re the caretakers, the breadwinners, or both, face a unique set of financial challenges. That’s where HerMoney comes in. In her frank, often funny, but always compassionate way, Jean Chatzky takes every audience of women through the steps they need to take today to live comfortably (and worry-free) tomorrow, offering the latest research, expert tips and personal advice.

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United States

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Anyone who tells you women don’t need financial advice specifically for them is wrong. Women, whether they’re the caretakers, the breadwinners, or both, face a unique set of financial challenges. That’s where HerMoney comes in. In her frank, often funny, but always compassionate way, Jean Chatzky takes every audience of women through the steps they need to take today to live comfortably (and worry-free) tomorrow, offering the latest research, expert tips and personal advice.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 347: Making (Shelf) Space for Black-Owned Businesses

11/30/2022
One of the most powerful ways to create social change is to do it with your wallet. And that’s why, on this HerMoney episode, we’re talking about how to support Black-owned businesses this holiday season. Joining us is LaToya Williams-Belfort, the executive director of the Fifteen Percent Pledge, which has called on retailers to dedicate 15% of their purchasing power to Black-owned businesses. We discuss what it really means for companies to support racial justice, and how consumers can...

Duration:00:48:49

Bonus Mailbag #39: Inflation & Layoffs

11/24/2022
Few things can impact our budgets and our financial lives quite like layoffs and inflation. This week, we’re tackling all your questions on how to manage during lean times. We address how to “beat” inflation, what to do if you know your company is headed for layoffs, whether or not our household spending impacts inflation, and how best to assist an elderly parent on a fixed income. Email us your questions for Jean at mailbag@hermoney.com!

Duration:00:29:33

Ep. 346: How An NFL Linebacker Manages Money

11/23/2022
In many ways, our jobs define us. Which can be a powerful thing. But at some point, we all have to create an identity that’s bigger than a job title. And nobody has done that better than our guest for this episode. Brandon Copeland is an NFL veteran, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and college professor. Listen in as Brandon and Jean chat about life as a professional athlete, how he juggles multiple careers, and why personal finance for all is his passion. In Mailbag, we hear from a listener...

Duration:00:48:47

Ep 345: Why Women Business Leaders are Good for Companies — and the World

11/16/2022
For women, the path to becoming a successful business leader is filled with systemic barriers. But some of the most innovative companies are led by women — Stitch Fix, Feeding America, and Ellevest, just to name a few. How do these women do it, and what can we learn from them? CNBC reporter Julia Boorstin looked at the data and interviewed more than 60 female executives on what sets them apart. We talk with her about why female leaders are often better at expressing empathy, navigating...

Duration:00:42:57

Ep 344: Retire with Wealth, Health, and Purpose

11/9/2022
Retirement is about more than just putting your feet up. It’s about finding fulfillment. How should you prepare your finances, your health, and your social network so you can take advantage of all that retirement has to offer? And how should women in particular plan for their later years? Maddy Dychtwald, co-founder of Age Wave, shares her insights on what it really means to be happy and healthy in old age — and how we can all get there. In Mailbag, we answer questions about pension plans...

Duration:00:52:00

Ep 343: How to Protect Yourself From Online Harassment

11/2/2022
We spend so much time on social media nowadays, and none of us are strangers to online harassment. But research shows that online abuse is getting worse. What can we do to protect ourselves? Software engineer Tracy Chou built an app called Block Party to help victims of online harassment take back control. She tells us about her journey creating a tech company that protects the voices of women and minorities, and she also shares helpful tips for securing your privacy online. In Mailbag, we...

Duration:00:46:34

Bonus: How to Change Your Money Habits

10/27/2022
Changing our spending and saving habits is easier said than done. How do we actually stick to it? Jean has partnered with financial coaches Patrice Washington and Louis Barajas to answer that very question on a new show called Opportunity Knock$, where the trio works with families across the U.S. to overcome their financial challenges. In this episode, Jean talks with Patrice and Louis about their experiences on the show, the systemic barriers to financial knowledge, and how we can all lean...

Duration:00:35:19

Ep 342: The Past, Present, and Future of Investing

10/26/2022
It’s been another volatile few weeks in the markets, and we’re all seeing a lot of red. But history is on our side. Bob Pisani, Senior Markets Correspondent for CNBC, joins us to discuss investing pitfalls and shares some of the most common mistakes that he’s seen investors make over the years. Bob tells us what facts and numbers he focuses on to measure how well the markets are doing, and tells us why he prefers the “boring” investments to the “exciting” ones. In Mailbag, we hear from a...

Duration:00:55:16

Ep 341: From Quiet Quitting to a Job You Love

10/19/2022
Are you feeling stuck in your job, but don’t know how to move on? Don’t just quiet quit. You deserve a career that gives you purpose, and our guest today can help you find it. Elizabeth Pearson is an executive career coach who helps women navigate job changes, succeed in male-dominated fields, and launch their own companies. We talk about how to recognize career confinement, why you owe it to yourself to take risks, and how you can use mindfulness to feel less stressed and more confident at...

Duration:00:39:58

Ep 340: What Pop Finance Gets Right and Wrong

10/12/2022
Personal finance isn’t one-size-fits-all. When it comes to managing our money, when does it make sense to look at data, and when might emotions or life experience matter more? Yale finance professor James Choi put this question to the test in his newest research, when he compared the advice given by economists to the advice given in bestselling personal finance books. What he found may surprise you. In Mailbag, one listener shares her struggles with selling her car. Another asks how much she...

Duration:00:44:29

Ep 339: The Gender Pay Gap, Revisited

10/5/2022
Women have been fighting for equal pay for more than a century, but the gender wage gap is far from old news. It’s still around, and there’s still more to learn about it. What do we need to know to close the gap, once and for all? We talk about the latest research with Lauren Weber, a Wall Street Journal reporter and co-author of a new study about the gender pay gap. In Mailbag, we answer questions about retirement savings benchmarks, and how much you should pay for a financial advisor. In...

Duration:00:53:36

Ep 338: Inside the Mind of a Good Manager

9/28/2022
The Great Resignation won’t be over any time soon. Workers are still leaving their jobs for better opportunities, and companies have to step up to retain talent. There’s no better moment than now to look at managers. What role do they play in workplace culture, and how can they make their companies better? We’re diving into those questions with Jim Edwards, author of “Say Thank You for Everything: The Secrets of Being a Great Manager.” In Mailbag, we talk about the practicalities of filing...

Duration:00:48:33

Ep 337: How to Negotiate Fearlessly

9/21/2022
Women face systemic challenges when it comes to negotiations in the workplace, but we also often don’t realize our inner strengths. All of us have the power to be great negotiators, and we don’t have to pretend to be tough while doing it, either. Wharton negotiation professor Mori Taheripour joins us to discuss the misconceptions people have about negotiations, and shows us how we can succeed more by being collaborative and true to ourselves. In Mailbag, we answer questions about creating a...

Duration:00:46:33

Bonus: Fine Wine on a Budget

9/16/2022
When we’re shopping for wine, we all want to get the highest-quality bottle that won’t break the bank. But how do we know what to look for? Sommelier Victoria James is here to tell us all of her wine hacks, from which regions offer the greatest steals to how we should pair wine with food for the best experience. Sit back, relax with your own glass, and listen in!

Duration:00:24:33

Ep 336: Investing by Women, for Women

9/14/2022
Investing can feel overwhelming, especially in today’s market — but HerMoney’s got you covered. Tune in to hear about InvestingFixx, an investing club for women led by Jean and Karen Finerman, CEO and co-founder of Metropolitan Capital Advisors. In this special preview episode, Jean and Karen break down how to invest for long-term gains, and what strategies we should use to pick individual stocks. In Mailbag, we answer questions about how to teach investing to your kids, and what to do if...

Duration:00:48:17

Ep 335: Speak Up: How to Call Out Gender Bias in the Workplace

9/7/2022
Sexism in the workplace isn’t always in-your-face. What do you do when discrimination is subtle, but still harmful to your career? We talk about gender-based microaggressions and how companies can create a better work culture with Katie Lacey and Lori Tauber Marcus, authors of “You Should Smile More: How to Dismantle Gender Bias in the Workplace.” In Mailbag, we help a father give financial advice to his daughters, and we offer tips to another listener on negotiating benefits at a new job....

Duration:00:46:13

Ep 334: Ambition Is Not a Dirty Word

8/31/2022
Working moms are the backbone of our families and the economy, but plenty of moms still feel guilty for focusing on their careers. We talk with Lara Bazelon, a law professor and mom of two kids, about how career-focused women can be great mothers and role models for their children. In Mailbag, Scotty Reiss of A Girls Guide to Cars pops in to answer questions about selling used cars and new electric vehicle credits. And in Thrive, where to recycle your clothes for cash.

Duration:00:51:20

Ep 333: Data-Proven Ways to Build Wealth

8/24/2022
We’re all worried about the market right now, but during times of uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to take a breath and look at the data. We’re diving deep into the facts and figures driving the economy with Nick Maggiulli, data scientist and author of Just Keep Buying: Proven Ways to Save Money and Build Your Wealth. In Mailbag, we tackle questions on downsizing your home after a divorce, and what to do after receiving an unexpected inheritance. In Thrive, our best tips for...

Duration:00:49:06

Bonus Mailbag #38: Entrepreneurship 101

8/19/2022
We’re diving into your questions about starting and growing your business—and who better to answer those questions than Amy Errett, founder of Madison Reed and a four-time entrepreneur. Tune in to hear Jean and Amy answer questions about determining how much your business is worth, and saving for retirement while you’re investing in your company. We also talk about the best ways to invest in a friend’s business, and how to hire your first employee.

Duration:00:32:58

Ep 332: Walking the Salary Transparent Street

8/17/2022
Do you know how much your boss earns? What about the coworker sitting right next to you? The answer is probably “no.” Hannah Williams is trying to change that. The influencer and creator of the Salary Transparent Street video series joins us to talk about the benefits of pay transparency and the ways we can incorporate it into our own lives. In Mailbag, we discuss salary negotiation and pivoting careers. In Thrive, how to pick the best pet insurance for your furry friend.

Duration:00:50:20