Money Circle Podcast

Money Circle Podcast

Your host, Maggie Germano, is passionate about helping women improve their relationships with money so that they can take better control of their futures. Part of that journey is making personal finance education more accessible and less judgmental, which is why the Money Circle podcast exists. Each week, Maggie will discuss a new financial topic to help you explore how you can make a difference in your own financial life or in society as a whole.

Episode No. 67

The Financial and Emotional Toll of Being a Double Caretaker

In this episode, Maggie sits down with CPA Michele Cagan to talk about the financial and emotional toll of being a double caretaker, and how that burden most often falls to women.

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Episode No. 66

How Health Disparities Intersect With Economic and Racial Justice

This week, I’m chatting with Malea Hoepf, who is a PhD candidate at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. In this episode, we dig into the connection between health disparities and economic justice. We also talked about how we, as individuals, can advocate for better health and justice policies and decisions within our own communities and beyond.

Episode No. 65

How to Support Small Businesses Without Breaking the Bank This Holiday Season

In this episode, I’m chatting with Stephanie Kibler, who is an eCommerce professional and blogger, about how you can prioritize supporting small businesses this holiday season, even if you are sticking to a strict budget.

Episode No. 64

Pivoting Your Career During A Global Pandemic

In this episode, Maggie chats with Lauren McGoodwin, who is the Founder and CEO of Career Contessa, a career resource helping women be more fulfilled, healthy, and successful at work. In this episode, they talk about the steps you can take to make a pivot in your career, even during the COVID-19 crisis. Plus, Lauren gives some fantastic tips on how to effectively and successfully network from afar.

Episode No. 63

How To Make The Right Open Enrollment Decisions This Year

In this episode, Maggie sits down with Metlife's Meredith Ryan-Reid and The Finance Bar's Marsha Barnes. They chat about how employees can make sure to make the right healthcare and benefit decisions during open enrollment this season, and how employers can also help them to do so.

Episode No. 62

How Money Is Used As a Tool of Domestic Violence and How Survivors Can Get Help Now

This week, Maggie sits down with Kim Pentico, who is the Director of Economic Justice at the National Network to End Domestic Violence. In this episode, they dig into what domestic violence is, and how it can show up, and how financial abuse is used as a tool of control within domestic violence.

Episode No. 61

Changing Career Goals After Having Kids

This week, Maggie chats with freelance writer and author, Emily Guy Birken, about how Emily pivoted her career goals after having her first child. We also talk about the career systems that need to change in order to make the workforce more accessible for working families.

Episode No. 60

What's At Stake This Election Day And What You Can Do To Help

In this episode, Maggie chats with Planned Parenthood's Kelley Robinson about why the 2020 Presidential election is so important when it comes to our healthcare, our access to reproductive health services, our financial choices, and more.

Episode No. 59

Financially Preparing to Start a Family

This week, Maggie chats with Chelsea Brennan, the founder of Smart Money Mamas and the Mamas Talk Money Summit, about the financial steps you should take as you're preparing to start a family.

Episode No. 58

Financially Surviving Divorce

In this episode, Maggie sits down with money coach Christina Luken to discuss how women, in particular, can financially survive a divorce, and how they can improve their relationship with money from there

Episode No. 57

Breaking Through Life Barriers and Finding Financial Abundance

In this episode, Maggie chats with Jennifer Ramirez, the Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit organization & Rise. They discuss how Jennifer broke through adversity in her own life to become debt-free and start her own business.

Episode No. 56

Caring for Your Mental Health and Self-Worth As COVID-19 Impacts Your Career and Finances

This week, Maggie sits down with Melanie Lockert, host of the Mental Health and Wealth Show, to discuss suicide, mental health, self-worth, and money.

Episode No. 55

How to Improve Your Money Mindset to Improve Your Financial Landscape

This week, Maggie sits down with Ashley Feinstein Gerstley of the Fiscal Femme, to talk about how you can start to improve your money mindset today.

Episode No. 54

How Invisible Labor Holds Women Back In Their Careers and Lives

This week, Maggie chats with Rachel Wynn of Feminist Founder and Starlight Social about the impacts of invisible labor on women.

Episode No. 53

How to Improve the Workforce for Working Parents (and Everyone Else, too)

This week, Maggie sits down with Mary Beth Ferrante, of WRK/360, to talk about how the workforce needs to change in order to suit the needs of working parents... and everyone else.

Episode No. 52

Why Investing Is Such an Important Skill for All Women to Learn

This week, Maggie is sitting down with Amanda Holden to talk about why it's so important for women to understand how to invest for their futures.

Episode No. 51

How to Stay Motivated and Flexible With Your Money and Career Goals

In this episode, Maggie sits down with Candice Latham, designer and money educator, to talk about why you need to be flexible about your goals at different times in your life and how you can stay motivated on a daily basis.

Episode No. 50

Why Hiring a Doula Leads to Better Birth Outcomes (And How You Can Afford One)

This week, Maggie talks to doula and founder of Rainbow Doula, Kelsey Carroll, about why hiring a doula leads to better birth outcomes for both infants and birthing people, and ways you can afford to hire one.

Episode No. 49

How Redlining and Housing Discrimination Harm Communities of Color to This Day

This week, Maggie chats with Jane Lyons of Smarter Growth, about the history of redlining in the United States and how housing discrimination and inequality still affects Americans and communities today.

Episode No. 48

Why Finding Community Will Help You Reach Your Money Goals

This week, Maggie is talking about why community is so important when it comes to releasing money shame and reaching your financial goals.

Episode No. 47

Why You Should Get A Pre-Nup Before You Get Married

This week, Maggie sits down with Broke Millennial's Erin Lowry to talk about why you should get a pre-nup before you get married.

Episode No. 46

How Poverty Is Criminalized In The United States

This week, Maggie sits down with licensed psychotherapist, Lena Derhally, and former public defender, Amanda Mowle about the criminalization of poverty and how it harms communities and our society as a whole.

Episode No. 45

Why You Might Want To Hire A CFO For Your Business

This week, Maggie sits down with Carla Titus, the founder and CEO of Wealth, Worth, Within, to talk about why small business owners might want to hire an on-demand CFO.

Episode No. 44

Why Cash Bail Is Unjust and Must Be Eliminated

This week, Maggie sits down with Civil Rights Corps attorney, Katherine Hubbard, to talk about why cash bail is unjust and why we should fight to eliminate it.

Episode No. 43

How The Racial Wealth Gap Shows Up In All Areas of Life In The United States

This week, Maggie sits down with financial experts Kassandra Dasent and Sandy Smith to talk about the racial wealth gap and how it affects every facet of life for folks of color in the United States and beyond.

Episode No. 42

How You Can Do Better And Fight Racism

This week, Maggie breaks down how allies can step up and fight racism and police brutality now and moving forward.

Episode No. 41

How And When To Find A Financial Advisor

This week, Maggie sat down with financial advisor Deri Freeman to talk about when a financial advisor might be right for you, and how to choose one that you trust.

Episode No. 40

What To Do If You Can't Pay Your Debts

This week, Maggie chats with Leslie H. Tayne, the founder and head attorney of Tayne Law Group, about what to do if you need help managing your debts.

Episode No. 39

Using Scholarships and Grants to Pay for College

This week, Maggie sits down with college admissions consultant and founder of the Scholarship Shark, Pam Andrews.

Episode No. 38

Pregnancy and Birth During the COVID-19 Crisis

This week, Maggie sits down with doula and founder of Rainbow Doula DC, Kelsey Carroll. They chat about how things are shifting and changing for pregnant folks during the COVID-19 crisis.

Episode No. 37

Government Resources for Families With Special Needs Kids

April is Autism Acceptance Month. In honor of that, Maggie sat down with Femme Frugality's Brynne Conroy to talk about the resources that are available for families with special needs kids.

Episode No. 36

How to Emerge From Quarantine With Your Finances Intact

This week, Maggie sits down with financial coach Ericka Young to talk about how to maintain your finances during quarantine.

Episode No. 35

Last Minute Tax Tips for Procrastinators

This week, Maggie chats with CPA Michele Cagan about filing your taxes and how you can apply for an extension if you get behind.

Episode No. 34

Job Searching During the COVID-19 Crisis

This week, Maggie chats with Emilie Aries, Founder and CEO of Bossed Up, about how and why you can continue your job search during the COVID-19 crisis.

Episode No. 33

What The Coronavirus Stimulus Package Means For You

This week, Maggie is breaking down the CARES Act stimulus package and how it affects you as an individual.

Episode No. 32

Smart Money Moves to Make During the COVID-19 Crisis

This week, Maggie is giving some tips on how you can be smart with your money, even during a global crisis.

Episode No. 31

How to Use Your Money During Uncertain Times

This week, Maggie is talking about how you can use your money and protect yourself and others during times of uncertainty.

Episode No. 30

How You Can Help to Build a More Equal Future

This week, Maggie is giving you 5 ways to build a more equal future for all of us.

Episode No. 29

How Women Can Step Into Their Financial Power

This week, Maggie sits down again with financial therapist, Lindsay Bryan-Podvin, to talk about how breadwinning women can feel more confident about their financial success.

Episode No. 28

How to Practice An Abundance Mindset

This week, Maggie is giving tips on how you can cultivate more of an abundance mindset in your life.

Episode No. 27

Tax Planning for Entrepreneurs

This week, Maggie sits down with Keila Hill-Trawick, Founder and Principal of Little Fish Accounting, to talk about tax planning for business owners.

Episode No. 26

How My Husband and I Talk About Money

This week, Maggie gets personal and talks about how she and her husband manage and talk about money within their marriage.

Episode No. 25

It’s Time to Talk Money With Your Parents

Maggie sits down with author Cameron Huddleston to talk about why you need to have the money talk with your parents and how to do so.

Episode No. 24

Improving Your Credit Score

This week, Maggie outlines the immediate steps you can take to improve your credit score.

Episode No. 23

How to Prioritize Your Health in 2020

This week, Maggie sits down with health coach Brianna Wilkerson to talk about how you can ditch dieting and prioritize your health this year.

Episode No. 22

Creative Ways to Pay Down Credit Card Debt

This week, Maggie gives advice on how to pay down debt, along with creative ways listeners have done it themselves.

Episode No. 21

Why Time Management and Productivity Is So Important

This week, Maggie sits down with life coach Cristina Roman to talk about time management and productivity.

Episode No. 20

A Decade in Review

Maggie sits down to reflect on the past decade of life and everything that came with it.

Episode No. 19

All Things Retirement

In this week's episode, Maggie sits down with financial advisor Jessie Echard Hill to talk about saving for retirement.

Episode No. 18

Financial Affirmations to Help You Get Your Money Right

This week, Maggie is talking all about positive money affirmations and how to create some that actually work for you.

Episode No. 17

How to End 2019 Strong and Start 2020 on the Right Foot

This week, Maggie is joined by financial coach Ericka Young to talk about the action steps you can take to finish 2019 off financially strong and start 2020 on the right foot.

Episode No. 16

Maintaining Your Values During the Holiday Season

This week, Maggie gives you tips on how to stick to your own values and needs this holiday season.

Episode No. 15

How Decluttering Can Improve Your Life and Your Finances

In today's episode, Maggie is joined by Jenny Albertini, the founder and CEO of Declutter DC and the first Marie Kondo certified consultant based in Washington, DC. They chat about decluttering and how it can improve all our lives and finances.

Episode No. 14

Preparing for Pet Costs

This week, host Maggie Germano breaks down how you should financially prepare for getting a pet.

Episode No. 13

Why It’s So Important to Have Health Insurance

This week, Maggie sat down with her friend and advocate, Nina Serrianne to talk about why it's so important for everyone to get healthcare coverage.

Episode No. 12

What You Need to Know About Open Enrollment

This week, Maggie gives you a bunch of helpful facts about open enrollment and making sure you have health insurance coverage.

Episode No. 11

How to Prepare and Protect Yourself In Case You Get Divorced

This week, Maggie sits down with family attorney Rebecca G. Neale to talk about how to protect yourself financially during marriage and divorce.

Episode No. 10

Saving All Year for Big Expenses

This week, Maggie is sitting down to talk about saving throughout the year in order to pay for big expenses and purchases.

Episode No. 9

How to Manage Money as a Family

This week, Maggie chats with the founder of Smart Money Mamas, Chelsea Brennan, to talk about how to manage money as a household and how to be prepared if there's an emergency.

Episode No. 8

Where to Keep Your Short-Term Savings

This week, Maggie is answering a listener question about where to put short-term savings.

Episode No. 7

Managing Financial Anxiety

This week, Maggie chats with financial therapist Lindsay Bryan-Podvin about financial anxiety and how people can manage it better.

Episode No. 6

My Biggest Money Mistake

This week, Maggie answers a listener question about the biggest financial mistake she's ever made.

Episode No. 5

Making the Connection Between Money and Mental Health

This week, Maggie sits down with Melanie Lockert to talk about the connection between mental health and money.

Episode No. 4

Choosing Between a Free Ride and Independence

In this episode, Maggie answers a listener question about whether or not she should live at home for free or go out on her own.

Episode No. 3

Money Tips for Women over 45

Maggie Germano, gives you the rundown on what this podcast will be like and who might enjoy it.

Episode No. 2

Maximizing Your Liquid Savings

Everything you needed to know about online banking.

Episode No. 1

The Power of Personal Style

Host Maggie Germano gives you the rundown on what this podcast will be like and who might enjoy it.

Episode No. 0

Introducing the Money Circle Podcast!

Maggie Germano, gives you the rundown on what this podcast will be like and who might enjoy it.