Episodes

  • "When it comes to setting financial boundaries, you have to figure out what those boundaries are — and you also need to listen to them." Tori Dunlap
    Do you ever find yourself saying "yes" to dinners, trips, or events that you can't really afford? Do you feel pressured to invest in your friend's MLM or attend a destination wedding that will break the bank? 
    In this episode, we dive deep into the uncomfortable topic of money and relationships. We provide practical tips and scripts on how to navigate tricky situations, from declining extravagant invitations to breaking up with your financial advisor. We'll even tackle the controversial topic of weddings and the insane expectations they often come with. Tune in to learn how to confidently set financial boundaries, protect your friendships, and take control of your financial well-being.
    Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-show-notes/157-how-to-set-financial-boundaries-for-weddings-family-friends-and-more/. 
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  • Have you ever felt stuck in a workplace catch-22? You work hard, play by the rules, but somehow never get ahead? This episode of Financial Feminist tackles the frustrating reality many women face in the professional world.
    We're joined by June Carbone — author and Chair of Law, Science, and Technology at the University of Minnesota Law School. Her upcoming book "Fair Shake," written alongside 2 co-authors, explains plain and simple how the American economy is rigged to hold women back. In this insightful discussion, June introduces and explains the “triple-bind” — a concept that describes the limitations and unfair choices women confront in the workplace, and breaks down the three parts of the bind and how they hold women back. 
    Tune into this episode to hear June’s powerful insights on:

    navigating the “triple bind” in the workplace

    strategies for career advancement that don't require compromising your integrity

    the connection between women's economic struggles and societal factors


    Whether you're just starting your career or looking to break through a glass ceiling, this episode is packed with insights to help you win the game on your own terms.
    Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-show-notes/156-how-capitalism-weaponized-feminism-with-june-carbone/. 
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  • Feeling stuck and unsure how to break free financially?  This episode is your wake-up call. Join host Tori Dunlap for an inspiring conversation with repeat guest, Jannese Torres, award-winning Latina Money Expert and author of the bestselling book "Financially Lit."
    Jannese became an accidental entrepreneur after a job loss led her to create a successful Latin food blog, Delish D’Lites. Now, she helps her clients and listeners build successful online businesses that allow them to pursue financial independence and freedom.
    In this episode, you'll hear Jannese's powerful insights on:

    Why financial security is the key to unlocking your true potential

    How to ditch the limiting beliefs holding you back

    The art of negotiation & why you deserve to be fairly compensated

    How to reframe your mindset for financial abundance

    The power you have to change your community through financial literacy


    Jannese is on a mission to educate marginalized communities on topics like entrepreneurship, investing, and financial independence. She's here to debunk the myth that wealth is reserved for a lucky few and show you exactly how to become "financially lit."  
    Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-show-notes/155-overcoming-cultural-and-generational-money-stories-with-jannese-torres/. 
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    Jannese’s podcast: Yo Quiero Dinero
    Jannese’s book:  Financially Lit! The Modern Latina’s Guide to Level Up Your Dinero & Become Financially Poderosa
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  • “Men are allowed to ask for what they're worth. They're allowed to show up as the fullest version of themselves. They're allowed to take up space. They're allowed to purchase things without the shaming judgmental comments. Men are allowed to pursue wealth in a way that women just aren't.” Tori Dunlap
    Have you ever felt guilty about wanting more money? Have you ever felt shame around wanting to charge more or get paid more? This episode of Financial Feminist tackles the deep-seated societal narratives that discourage women from pursuing financial security and independence and exposes the double standard that exists around money and wealth. Men are celebrated for their financial success, while women are expected to be selfless and prioritize the needs of others, often at the expense of their own financial well-being.
    This episode is a must-listen for any woman who wants to challenge the status quo and build a life of financial freedom.  Join Tori Dunlap as she dismantles the myths around women and money, and equips you with the tools and confidence to take control of your financial future.
    Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-show-notes/154-why-do-we-hate-when-women-have-money/. 
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    Mentioned in this episode:
    Get the Financial Feminist book
    Join the Financial Feminist Facebook group

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  • Feeling stuck negotiating as a female entrepreneur? Have you ever walked away from a deal or a partnership feeling like you left money on the table? In this episode, we flip the script on negotiation so you can level up your career. Join host Tori Dunlap for an insightful conversation with Jennifer Justice, the mastermind behind The Justice Dept. – a business strategy & business development consultancy and a law firm that works with female entrepreneurs, executives, talent, brands and creatives to build and maximize their revenue and wealth. Prior to The Justice Dept., Jennifer was EVP of Strategic Marketing and Business Development and General Counsel at Roc Nation; she has served as personal entertainment attorney to Jay-Z and Beyonce during her time at Roc Nation. Jennifer's a powerhouse consultant who has helped countless female founders launch, grow, and scale their businesses. From crafting strategic partnerships to demystifying negotiation tactics, Jennifer has the tools and experience to help you become a fearless negotiator. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, this episode is packed with actionable tips and strategies you won't want to miss.Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-show-notes/153-negotiating-your-worth-with-jennifer-justice/. Not sure where to start on your financial journey? Take our FREE money personality quiz! https://herfirst100k.com/quiz.Jennifer’s website: The Justice Dept.Jennifer’s career course: Be the Boss of Your CareerCheck out Jennifer’s podcast: Takin’ Care of Lady BusinessLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • TW: infertility, pregnancy, loss
    If you’re joining us today — it's National Infertility Awareness Week. For one in five people, building a family can be a challenging journey. In this episode of Financial Feminist, Tori tackles the deeply personal yet widely experienced topic of infertility, alongside Ali Prato, host of the top-ranked podcast "Infertile AF," co-founder of Fertility Rally and author of the children's book "Work of ART." 
    Ali bravely shares her own experience with secondary infertility, IUIs, IVF, and the emotional, physical, and financial burdens it brought. Together they discuss not only the science and stats, but also the real impact infertility has on relationships, mental health, and (of course) wallets. Join us as Ali sheds light on a topic that deserves open discussion. 
    Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at: https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-show-notes/152-the-cost-of-infertility-with-ali-prato-infertile-af/
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    Check out Ali’s podcast: Infertile AF podcast
    Get support & join the community: Fertility Rally
    Get Ali’s book: Work of Art 
    Visit Ali’s website: http://Infertileafgroup.com
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  • We’re back with another “Ask Tori” Financial Feminist episode! Today Tori’s answering voicemail questions from the Financial Feminist community — including questions about leasing or buying a car, balance transfers, and choosing the best credit cards. From navigating through the emotional trauma of spending versus saving, to breaking the cycle of constantly transferring debt, Tori addresses it all with her signature blend of financial wisdom and candid advice — tune in!
    Want Tori to answer YOUR question? Submit your questions to Tori via voicemail
    Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-show-notes/151-ask-tori-buying-a-car-balance-transfers-and-choosing-the-best-credit-cards/.
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    Mentioned in this episode:
    Recommended credit cards
    Run For Something
    Episodes on negotiating:
    Negotiate with confidence
    Negotiate like a woman
    Episodes on emotional spending & financial trauma:
    Building Your Money Game Plan 
    Identity-Based Personal Finance
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  • In today's fast-paced world where change is the only constant — the ability to pivot is paramount for success. Today’s guest knows all about how and when to pivot. Meet Rebecca Minkoff — iconic luxury fashion designer, trailblazing entrepreneur, co-founder of the Female Founder Collective, mother of three children under 10, and author of the book: “Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success.” 
    In this interview, she sat down with Tori for a candid interview about the art of embracing change, seizing opportunities, and overcoming setbacks. Rebecca's candid stories and advice offer listeners a roadmap for embracing change with confidence and resilience. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or someone facing a career crossroads, this episode promises to inspire you to fearlessly pursue your dreams and aspirations, even amongst life's unexpected twists and turns. 
    Tune in to discover how to navigate change with grace and determination, and unlock the power of resilience in your personal and professional life.
    Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-show-notes/150-how-to-fearlessly-pivot-with-rebecca-minkoff/. 
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    Get Rebecca’s book: Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success
    Subscribe to Rebecca’s Substack: https://rebeccaminkoff.substack.com/
    Female Founder Collective: https://femalefoundercollective.com/
    Check out Rebecca’s podcast: Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff
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  • TW: SA, ED, abuse
    The world of professional athletics is often glamorized, but behind the scenes, women athletes face a myriad of challenges and inequalities. In today's episode of the Financial Feminist, host Tori Dunlap sits down with American long-distance runner and two-time Olympian, Kara Goucher to shine a light on the darker side of women's professional athletics. Kara, a trailblazer in her own right, shares her raw and unfiltered experiences navigating the complexities of the sports industry as a female athlete.
    From unequal pay and sponsorship opportunities to the stigma surrounding motherhood in sports, Kara delves into the systemic issues that continue to plague women athletes. She reveals the pressures she faced to downplay her role as a mother in order to be taken seriously in her athletic career and reflects on the disparities in media representation between male and female athletes. Additionally, Kara opens up about her decision to leave a major sponsor like Nike to join a smaller woman-owned company, highlighting the financial risks and rewards of prioritizing values over profit.
    Join this eye-opening conversation as Kara shares her insights on the importance of speaking out against injustice and advocating for change within the sports industry. Whether you're a sports enthusiast or simply passionate about gender equality, this episode offers valuable perspectives on the challenges and triumphs of women in professional athletics. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the realities faced by female athletes and discover how we can work together to create a more equitable and inclusive future for athletes of all genders."
    Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at: https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-show-notes/149-the-dark-side-of-womens-professional-athletics-with-olympian-kara-goucher/. 
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    Get Kara’s book: The Longest Race
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  • In this episode of the podcast, Tori examines the common misconception that parents always know best when it comes to financial advice and life decisions. Drawing from personal experiences and listener anecdotes, Tori challenges the notion that parental guidance is infallible. This candid discussion explores the impact of outdated advice and societal expectations on individuals' financial and personal journeys.
    Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-show-notes/148-your-parents-arent-always-right/. 
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    Leave Financial Feminist a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/financialfeminist
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Renting vs. Buying: What’s Right for Me?
    Job-hopping to Increase Your Income with Cinneah El-Amin
    How to Win the Financial Game: Money Coaching with Tiffany Aliche
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  • The US throws away more food than any other country in the world - over 80 billion pounds per year, with each American throwing out an estimated 30% of the food they purchase. This alarming fact is what propelled today’s guest to create a cookbook & community dedicated to showing people how to transform commonly wasted foods into delicious recipes.
    Carleigh Bodrug is the CEO and Founder of PlantYou, a New York Times Bestselling cookbook author, and self-taught plant-based chef famous for her simple take on low-waste and vegan recipes. In this episode she and Tori dive into the topic of reducing food waste and saving money on groceries, with Carleigh sharing her expertise on how to make the most out of ingredients, minimize waste, and maximize flavor, all while sticking to a budget. From innovative recipe ideas to practical tips for utilizing kitchen scraps, this conversation offers valuable insights for anyone looking to eat more sustainably and economically.
    Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://financialfeministpodcast.com. 
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  • "Life, like poker, is a game of strategy and risk. Embracing discomfort and taking calculated risks are essential for growth and success in both."
    In this episode of the Financial Feminist, Tori welcomes Jenny Just, one of 23 self-made female billionaires in the USA and co-founder of PEAK6 Investments to explore the intricate parallels between playing poker and navigating life's challenges, particularly for women. Their conversation dives deep into the psychology behind the fear of success, the importance of embracing risk, and how these concepts intersect with financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Tune in to gain valuable insights into overcoming societal conditioning, learning to navigate discomfort, and harnessing the power of risk-taking to propel personal and professional growth. 
    Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://financialfeministpodcast.com. 
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  • Today, we’re doing something a little different at Financial Feminist. Tori recently appeared on an episode of the Creator Science podcast to talk about the process of writing her New York Times bestselling book, “Financial Feminist.” From writing the proposal and finding an agent to marketing and selling the book — she breaks it all down in this transparent interview. If you’ve ever considered writing a book and are curious about what the journey looks like, then tune in to this episode.
    Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://financialfeministpodcast.com. 
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    Financial Feminist book: https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-book
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  • Have you been wondering how to effectively diversify your investment portfolio? Or whether you should prioritize real estate investments over traditional retirement accounts? In this episode of the Financial Feminist, we’re answering more user submitted questions, but this time we have TWO money experts giving you perspective — host Tori Dunlap and New York Times Bestselling Author, Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche! Together they tackle these questions and more, offering valuable insights into personal finance. From budgeting hacks and saving money on groceries to understanding investment options like Roth IRAs and real estate, they provide practical money advice for listeners at every stage of their financial journey. Tune in as Tori and Tiffany share tips on managing debt, maximizing scholarships, and building a solid foundation for financial wholeness.
    Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://financialfeministpodcast.com. 
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    Budgetnista website: http://budgetnista.com
    Made Whole Workbook: https://thebudgetnista.com/order-made-whole/
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  • In today’s episode of the Financial Feminist, host Tori Dunlap sits down with Lauren McGoodwin, founder of Career Contessa — a platform dedicated to helping advance women in their careers. Together, they dive into the intricacies of workplace dynamics, salary negotiation strategies, and the pursuit of fulfilling careers. Tune in to gain valuable insights on deciphering company cultures, leveraging AI tools for job searches, and advocating for fair compensation.
    Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://financialfeministpodcast.com. 
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  • Have you ever wanted to do something — overhaul your health, change your body, start a new career, reach a financial goal — and become utterly overwhelmed just thinking about all the things you’d have to do to achieve it? You’re not the only one. For many of us, it’s not the fear of failure that is holding us back in life, it’s the “go big or go home” mindset that stops us from progressing. The attitude that it has to be all or nothing.
    In this episode, Tori unpacks the harmful effects of this mindset and offers practical strategies for overcoming it.
    Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://financialfeministpodcast.com. 
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    Stock Market School: https://treasury.app/herfirst100k/investing-101-workshop 
    Also mentioned in the episode: How to Travel Ethically on a Budget with Jo Franco
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  • “The biggest thing I didn't expect as a single mom would be that I had to learn how to rely on strangers.”
    In this episode, host Tori Dunlap sits down with Kim Williams, founder of Single Black Motherhood, to discuss the challenges and triumphs of navigating single motherhood. Kim shares her personal journey, from making difficult decisions about relationships to moving across states to provide a better life for her daughter. Through candid conversation, they explore the stigma surrounding single motherhood, the importance of community support, and practical resources available for single moms. Kim's insights shed light on the resilience and strength of single mothers, offering inspiration and guidance for listeners facing similar circumstances. 
    Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://financialfeministpodcast.com. 
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  • TW : fertility, miscarriage, pregnancy loss
    “I will never forget sitting down with my boss, and she said, congratulations, we've planned out the next five years of your life. And I remember in that moment having this visceral reaction of, they didn't even ask me what I want for my life. They didn't ask me.”
    In this episode of the Financial Feminist, host Tori Dunlap engages in a candid conversation with the dynamic Jenna Kutcher, entrepreneur and host of the Gold Digger Podcast. Together, they dive into the depths of personal growth, entrepreneurship, work/life balance, and the power of podcasting. With Jenna's authentic insights and Tori's straightforward approach, listeners are in for a treat as they explore the nuances of embracing discomfort, navigating ADHD as an entrepreneur, and making the most of viral moments. 
    Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://financialfeministpodcast.com. 
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  • “We're so scared of showing up imperfectly, we're so scared that maybe our wildest dreams are out of reach and too big that we don't ever get started.”
    For many entrepreneurs or people dreaming of becoming an entrepreneur, getting started is often the hardest part. That feeling of nervousness and fear — or the thinking that we need to know it all before getting started is not uncommon, but it is holding you back from taking action. In this episode, Tori shares some of the biggest mindset issues and entrepreneurship myths she’s come across as a consultant and business owner and gives you valuable insight into how to use this information to get out of your own way.
    Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://financialfeministpodcast.com. 
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  • TW: This episode references suicide. 
    In today’s episode, Tori sits down with Madeline Pendleton, business owner and author of "I Survived Capitalism and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt," to discuss the intricacies of personal finance, capitalism, and ethical business. Madeline shares her journey of dealing with loss as a result of financial stress, and how it affected the way she now runs her business. Madeline has gone viral for her alternative business model and in this interview she’s sharing invaluable insight on managing money and navigating that path while trying to stay true to her ideals. 
    Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://financialfeministpodcast.com. 
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