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23 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tanja Hester. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tanja Hester, often where they are interviewed.

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23 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tanja Hester. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tanja Hester, often where they are interviewed.

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PSA Thursday - The Affordable Care Act, with Tanja Hester

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With the uncertainty of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) looming before us, many are asking:

How can we plan for healthcare - now and in the future? How much will I need to save to cover healthcare in retirement? What can I do if I can't afford the expensive premiums? 

As a community of entrepreneurs and early retirees, this is a major concern.

To help us understand the healthcare landscape, Tanja Hester, author of Work Optional and the blog Our Next Life, joins us.

For more information, visit the show notes at https://affordanything.com/psathursday

Oct 31 2020 · 48mins
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116. How To Fight Injustice as a non person of color w/ Tanja Hester

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In this very important episode I talk to Tanja Hester (author of Work Optional:  Retire Early The Non Penny Pinching Way) about how non people of color can fight injustice, racism, sexism, and bias in our society.  

Jun 18 2020 · 58mins

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Tanja Hester: The Pandemic Will Stoke Interest in Early Retirement

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Our guest this week is Tanja Hester, whom The New York Times referred to as the matriarch of the FIRE movement. For the uninitiated, FIRE stands for financial independence/retire early. Tanja is the author of the Our Next Life blog, and she is also author of the book Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way. Tanja and her husband Mark retired in 2017 at the ages of 38 and 41. Her blog is devoted to chronicling their journey and sharing guidance for others who might be considering an early retirement.


Tanja Hester’s blog “Our Next Life”

Tanja Hester’s bio and backstory

Tanja Hester’s twitter handle @ournextlife

Tanja Hester’s author/speaker page

Tanja Hester’s book, “Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way”

“For These Women, a FIRE That Burns Too Male and Too White” by Charlotte Cowles; The New York Times; June 7, 2019

Early Retirement/Sequence-of-Return Risk

Tanja Hester’s writings on sequence-of-return risk

Karsten Jaske’s “Early Retirement Now” blog

Tanja Hester’s multi-phase retirement financial plan

Savings and Withdrawal Rates

“You’ve been diligently investing for retirement all these years. Why now is the time to hang onto cash” by Tanja Hester; MarketWatch; March 7, 2020

Tanja Hester’s writings on savings rates

Tanja Hester’s writings on mortgage pay-off

Tanja Hester’s writings on 4% safe-withdrawal rule

“The 4% Rule is Not Your Friend” by Tanja Hester; Our Next Life blog; June 10, 2019

Karsten Jaske’s “Safe Withdrawal Rate” series

“How We Calculated Our ‘Enough’ Number for Early Retirement” by Tanja Hester; Our Next Life blog; Aug. 23, 2017

“The Best Retirement Withdrawal Strategies” by Darrow Kirkpatrick; Can I Retire Yet blog; March 9, 2016

Healthcare Planning

Tanja Hester’s writings on health insurance

“The Roth strategy we wish we’d built for early retirement” by Tanja Hester; MarketWatch; Jan. 29, 2020

Home Ownership and Rental Properties

Tanja Hester’s tweet on peace of mind from owning a home mortgage-free

“Choosing People Over Money: The Story of Our Rental Property” by Tanja Hester; Our Next Life blog; Aug. 29, 2016

Motivation for Retiring Early

“Why the Urgency?” by Tanja Hestery; Our Next Life Blog; April 8, 2015

“The Privilege of Retiring When We Want, How We Want” by Tanja Hester; Our Next Life blog; Nov. 7, 2016

“My Other Motivation for Retiring Early” by Tanja Hester; Our Next Life blog; July 23, 2018

“New Life Rhythms, A Delayed Reckoning and Being Okay with Blogging Less” by Tanja Hester; Our Next Life blog; Sept. 16, 2019

Budgeting and Travel-Planning

Tanja Hester’s writings on budgeting

Tanja Hester’s writings on travel planning

Lessons Learned

“What Everyone Should Know About Early Retirement” by Tanja Hester; Our Next Life blog; Sept. 12, 2018

Social Security, Medicare, and Later-Life Needs

“Why We Aren’t Banking on Social Security for Our Retirement--But Why You Might” by Tanja Hester; Our Next Life Blog; Oct. 9, 2017

Tanja Hester’s writings on medicare

“Don’t Forget About Your Later Years” by Tanja Hester; Our Next Life blog; Aug. 16, 2017    

Jun 03 2020 · 47mins
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Financial Feminism Pt. 2 with Tanja Hester of Our Next Life and The Fairer Cents

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Join Ellie and Bethany in week two of their discussion with Tanja Hester about Financial Feminism.

This week they focus on women in the workplace. Ellie and Bethany give examples of situations they encounter frequently as Tanja gives suggestions on how we can better combat the current climate.

For more information, visit the show notes at https://themoneymillhouse.com/financial-feminism-tanja-hester-our-nextz-life-fairer-cents-part-2

Apr 27 2020 · 32mins
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Financial Feminism Pt. 1 with Tanja Hester of Our Next Life and The Fairer Cents

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What is Financial Feminism and should it mean something to me?

Bethany and Ellie are joined this week in the Millhouse by Tanja Hester, author of Work Optional and creator of Our Next Life blog and The Fairer Cents podcast in a special two part series on Financial Feminism. This week they focus on Women and money in the home--specifically the roles women normally take when it comes to money.

Tanja started her podcast because she felt like there were conversations that were not being had in the financial space when it comes to the unloved playing field and economic inequality. Tanja defines feminism as women and men are equal and that we are going to create a society and systems that uphold equality, even though the word often comes with unnecessary baggage.

There are so many connections between finances and feminizes, and Tanja identifies a few of them. One of them is that men are often entrusted with "high finances" decisions, like where to invest their money, and women are often entrusted with the "low finance" decisions like how to stretch the grocery budget or how to clip coupons.

They also talk about the stigma associated with women making major financial decisions and the idea of who is the bread winner. Tanja gives words for Ellie and Bethany to use when in situations where they may need to push back on perceived sexist comments and conversations without coming across overly bossy or dominant as a woman.

Bethany and Ellie end the discussion talking about how stay at home moms have as much right and access to the money eared by their family even though they aren't the ones bringing in the money. Ellie shares how when she was a SAHM, she never felt like it was "his money" and "her money," but always "our money."

Join the conversation next week as Tanja is in the Millhouse again talking about women in business.

For more information, visit the show notes at https://themoneymillhouse.com/financial-feminism-tanja-hester-our-nextz-life-fairer-cents-part-1

Apr 20 2020 · 30mins
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Tanja Hester on Investing 101, Using Money for Good, and Saving For Early Retirement

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Tanja Hester is the author of WORK OPTIONAL: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way.

She's also a former many things: a former political consultant, public radio journalist, yoga and spin-teaching side hustler, civil servant, and even a former under-saver.

Since retiring early at the age of 38 along with her husband Mark, she devotes all her time to fun and purpose: writing her award-winning financial independence blog (Our Next Life), recording her podcast (The Fairer Cents), and gathering women together to talk about financial independence at Cents Positive retreats. She also loves volunteering in her community, traveling the world, and skiing, hiking, biking, paddling, and climbing around her home in North Lake Tahoe, California. Basically: living her dream life.

In this episode, Tanja gives us an investing 101 crash course, including what she calls a "sequence of saving" to help us determine where to allocate our money between debt repayment, emergency funds, retirement savings, and more.

She talks about some of the specific things she did to help herself save more money, including the trick of hiding small amounts of her own money from herself to get the ball rolling on her savings.

We talk about larger money topics as well—disability economics, women's financial empowerment, socially responsible investing, and more.

As someone who has become increasing interested in and passionate about personal finance over the past few years, I feel like I walked away from this conversation with some great next steps to take, as well as topics to research and learn a bit more about. I hope the same is true for you!


Jan 28 2020 · 1hr 46mins
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Tanja Hester on the Flexibility of Financial Independence - 250

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Tanja Hester (called the Matriarch of the women’s FIRE movement by the New York Times) returns to YMYW to discuss the value of our time, how it’s connected to our money, and the options financial independence provides for a life well-lived. Plus, Joe and Big Al answer questions about the balanced asset allocation strategy, taking a pension and another job AND Social Security, and what to do when your company changes 401(k) custodians. Ask money questions, read the transcript & access free financial resources: http://bit.ly/YMYW-250

Dec 03 2019 · 45mins
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Josh Jalinski Talks to Tanja Hester, Author of Work Optional:Retire Early, the Non-Penny Pinching Way

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Aug 24 2019 · 1hr 50mins
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Easy Steps to Take to Retire Early without Pinching Pennies with Tanja Hester

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On today’s episode of The His & Her Money Show, we talk with Tanja Hester from Our Next Life and author of the phenomenal new book Work Optional (Retire Early The Non-Pinching Penny Way), and she shares her secrets to achieving early retirement. She retired at age 38 and her husband at the age of 41.


What You Will Learn In This Episode
  • How you can save money without being a penny pincher
  • You can start the process at any age 
  • How to trick yourself into saving
  • What is your vision
  • What do you want your life to look like
  • How to go through the transition retire process
  • Why you need to track your spending
  • What it means to hide money from yourself
  • How to focus on earning instead of cutting
  • Why all of this is worth it
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Today’s show is sponsored by Legal and General America. Legal & General America makes understanding and applying for life insurance easy.

Also, agents are standing by to help you determine the best coverage to fit your family’s needs. Visit  HisandHerMoney.com/lgapodcast to get started on your journey toward financial wellness.

Jul 25 2019 · 31mins
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M&M 83: Blogging, Podcasting, and Publishing with Tanja Hester of Our Next Life

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Tanja Hester is a an early retiree and #FinCon19 Big Ideas presenter who stops by to discuss the different projects she's been working on lately. An award-winning blogger and podcaster and a best-selling author, Tanja knows how to find success across different media.

At the core of her work is a sincere connection with her audiences. No matter where you are on your journey as a content creator, you'll be inspired as she pulls back the curtain on these projects and discusses the power of finding your voice.

For more information, visit the show notes at https://finconexpo.com/finding-your-voice-tanja-hester/

Jun 17 2019 · 45mins