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How Ladies Get Paid and Level Up with Claire Wasserman

How Ladies Get Paid and Level Up with Claire Wasserman

January 14, 2021

#088 Today I'm talking with author and founder of Ladies Get Paid, Claire Wasserman. This was originally a live we recorded in the Motivated Mama Society, which gave our community the chance to ask some questions you're likely asking about the gender gap too. 

We're talking about why you need to trust your instincts more, why you should always be intentionally growing your network, and how to negotiate raises and get recognized for the value you bring. 

(6:24) This was the one comment that kickstarted all of Claire's research on the gender gap 

(12:08) This pinpoints why women have a tendency to discount any work we do that is natural and fun 

(19:14) Here are some tips for how to negotiate a raise

(26:38) Learn about the time Ladies Get Paid got sued for gender discrimination by a men's rights activist group 

(38:27) These are some ways to make sure you get acknowledged for the work that you're doing 

(52:24) Chelsea's Top Takeaways

Looking for more information, mama? Visit the show notes at https://www.smartmoneymamas.com/claire

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Building Habits  That Stick -  What You Need to Know with Dr. Wendy Wood

Building Habits That Stick - What You Need to Know with Dr. Wendy Wood

January 7, 2021

#087 In today’s episode, I’m talking with author and research scientist, Dr. Wendy Wood. Since she's listed in the top 1% of scientists worldwide, I figured she would be the expert we need to make sure our 2021 goals don't go to the wayside by February. 

We're talking about why you actually don't need more will power, how to build habits when your schedule is unpredictable, and why finding a community that shares your goals is so crucial. 

(2:47) Why persisting with a habit, not just starting it- is so gosh darn tricky 

(9:25) Do you know you have habits you're not even aware of? 

(17:00) This is the difference between starting a good habit and breaking a bad one 

(32:01) This is why repetition is key to building good habits 

(44:33) Chelsea’s Top Takeaways 

Looking for more information, mama? Visit the show notes at https://www.smartmoneymamas.com/wendy

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10 Best Money Tips for 2021 From  the Experts

10 Best Money Tips for 2021 From the Experts

December 31, 2020

#086 Happy New Year! Happy 2021! Happy surviving all that was 2020. Today I have a super special treat for you to celebrate!

I've invited 10 top-notch money experts to the show to share their best piece of advice for the New Year so you can set meaningful money goals - and reach them - in 2021!

Looking for more information, mama? Visit the show notes at https://smartmoneymamas.com/2021

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Merry Christmas Mamas!

Merry Christmas Mamas!

December 24, 2020

In today’s mini-episode, I just want to send a quick Christmas COVID-safe hug and say Happy Holidays. For the majority of us, things look really different this year. I hope you can embrace the lack of pressure and maybe some new cozy traditions-some that may even stick around for years to come!

But I also have a special challenge for you to help you make 2021 your best year yet! I hope you take me up on it! 

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How to Chase Debt Freedom and Build a Business at the Same Time with Monica Louie

How to Chase Debt Freedom and Build a Business at the Same Time with Monica Louie

December 17, 2020

In today’s episode, I’m talking with Monica Louie, six-figure debt-tackler who has built an ad agency that all started with a blog. Monica and her husband were able to pay off $120,000 in two years on a blue-collar income after she quit her job to stay home.

We're talking about the creative ways they took big chunks out of their debt, why you don't need to know everything to start a business, and why budgets can be more empowering than limiting.

(4:20) Discover how Monica realized it was time to start a business, even though she didn't have a business idea yet 

(7:43) These are some of the early changes Monica's family made in order to start tackling their debt 

(16:40) This is where you can start if you're feeling ready to start chasing debt freedom too

(28:04) Listen to the time that Monica got to be in the hot seat on stage with Amy Porterfield 

(34:01) Learn how Monica was able to actually sell her blog-ya, it's a thing! 

(41:03) Chelsea’s Top Takeaways

Looking for more information, mama? Visit the show notes at https://www.smartmoneymamas.com/monica

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Why Your Money System Needs to Be as Unique as You Are

Why Your Money System Needs to Be as Unique as You Are

December 10, 2020

#083: In today’s episode, I’m sharing why prescriptive, inflexible money advice rarely works. We'll unpack why money strategies that are unique to you and your personality are the only ones that work long-term and how you can start charting your own path.

(02:09) Why old school money strategies can do more harm than good 

(06:30) Some good news for you if you feel like you "failed" another hard system 

(11:17) This is what you need to know if you want to succeed with money long term 

(15:03) Start here if you need to find a money management system that works for you 

(20:53) Why the key to all this requires a willingness to make mistakes 

Looking for more information, mama? Visit the show notes at https://www.smartmoneymamas.com/83

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3 Things You Need to Build a Healthy Financial Legacy

3 Things You Need to Build a Healthy Financial Legacy

December 3, 2020

#082: In today’s episode, I’m sharing the three pillars of what it means to leave behind a healthy financial legacy. I'm going to challenge you to define the word "legacy" and help you understand why your legacy involves a lot more than monetary wealth. We're talking about getting organized, developing a wealthy mindset, and building generational wealth.  

(02:05) Why it's important to start thinking about your legacy even when you're young 

(11:34) Why a Family Emergency Binder simplifies a lot while you're grieving 

(16:51) Don't worry about leaving wealth behind until you've done this 

(17:44) Are you teaching your kids to chase their passions or just fantasize about them? 

(19:44) This is why it's okay for your kids to be curious about money and learn to use it as a problem-solving tool  

Looking for more information, mama? Visit the show notes at https://www.smartmoneymamas.com/82

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November Mailbag: Self-Care & Holidays in a Pandemic

November Mailbag: Self-Care & Holidays in a Pandemic

November 26, 2020
#081 In today's episode, we asked the mamas in our free Mamas Talk Money Community on Facebook to send us their questions. If one person in our community has a question, there are no doubt others wondering the same thing.
 
Today we’re going to discuss holiday traditions in a pandemic, what self-care looks like for us these days, and how to wrap your brain around goal-setting for 2021 when things feel so uncertain!
 
 
 

(2:53) The moment you've been waiting for: Chelsea and Lauren's favorite pie selections revealed! 

(3:56) Alice asks, "How are you both doing with self-care?" (That's so sweet!)

(11:59) Why paying attention to your budget is actually another form of self-care

(12:03) Sonia wants to know, "How do I tide over the holiday season without indulging my online shopping urges? What else are you all focusing on as a release or diversion?"

(24:48) Emily asked, "Any ideas for goal setting for the new year when so much is still unknown?"

 
Looking for more information, mama? Visit the show notes at https://www.smartmoneymamas.com/81
 
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How to Become a Lazy Genius with Kendra Adachi

How to Become a Lazy Genius with Kendra Adachi

November 19, 2020

#080 In today’s episode, I’m talking to New York time best-selling author and podcast host, Kendra Adachi. Kendra is a professional permission giver and systems expert and she wants you to know you actually don’t have to do it all. We’re talking about identifying what matters most to you, tangible ways you can reduce your mental load, and how you can lazy genius your budget too! 

(2:56) Find out how you can start naming what matters as a lazy genius 

(8:26) How Kendra got started trying to unlearn bad habits and pick up systems to save her sanity 

(14:14) Have you had dark thoughts about that lady in Target like this too? 

(24:07) Ask yourself this magic question to start uncomplicating your life! 

(37:30) Hear about Kendra’s personal budget strategies 

[47:45] Chelsea’s Top Takeaways 

 

Looking for more information, mama? Visit the show notes at https://www.smartmoneymamas.com/kendra

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How to Use Resiliency to Create the Life You Really Want with Mandi Woodruff

How to Use Resiliency to Create the Life You Really Want with Mandi Woodruff

November 12, 2020

#079: In today’s episode, I’m talking to business and finance reporter and host of the Brown Ambition Podcast, Mandi Woodruff. Mandi experienced financial insecurity at a very young age and has been intentional to find ways to create a life full of choices. We’re talking about how to get scrappy when you have to, why your mental health is key to overcoming obstacles, and why prioritizing your personal goals can actually make you a better mom. 

(04:27) The first time Mandi remembers feeling the stress of financial insecurity 

(12:40) What Mandi's spending habits looked like when she got serious about being financially free 

(15:54) Mandi’s tips for how to build resilience in the coming year 

(32:10) How Mandi’s goals have shifted as she has become a mom 

(47:58) Why Mandi is passionate about raising a son who is resilient, empathetic, and a critical thinker​ 

(51:21) Chelsea’s Top Takeaways 

Looking for more information, mama? Visit the show notes at https://www.smartmoneymamas.com/mandi 

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