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EP253 Wallet Activism with Tanja Hester

Young Money with Tracey Bissett

When making purchasing decisions, it is becoming apparent that many of us are beginning to take into consideration the ethicality of what we are buying and how it is produced. Spending ethically doesn’t have to be difficult, and it doesn’t mean that you can’t save money while doing so. Our guest today, Tanja Hester, knows this topic very well. Tanya is the author of two award-winning books, Work Optional and Wallet Activism, and is best known for retiring from her career at the age of 38. In this episode, she will be sharing several things to think about next time you’re faced with a spending decision to ensure you’re spending ethically. Listen in as Tanja explains why you don’t have to be making a lot of money to purchase ethically sourced goods, as well as how to think about the consumerism problems. You will learn the flaws in how we currently think about activism, how to look into what you’re funding by purchasing from a specific company, and how to ensure you’re purchasing from businesses that actually stand by what they claim. “There is this idea that you have to make a lot of money to be able to ethically spend, but I just really reject that idea.” - Tanja Hester This Week on Young Money: How to use every dollar spent as a force for change. What Tanja enjoys most about being work-optional. The things you can do today that make a big impact. How to think outside of consumerism. Where the world is missing the mark on activism. How to take a broader view on the way we approach things. Four questions to identify how to make better money choices. Key takeaways: Never stop learning. Do your research. Consumerism will not fix anything. Be more expansive in your thinking. Educate yourself. Connect with Tanja Hester: Personal LinkedIn Personal Website Our Next Life Our Next Life Twitter Our Next Life Instagram Our Next Life Facebook Wallet Activism Podcast Resources Mentioned: Young Money Student Podcasts EP188 Being the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are with Jim Davies Stop the Money Pipeline Buycott Influence Map Corp Watch Rate, Share & Inspire Other Young Millionaires-in-the-Making Thanks for tuning into the Young Money Podcast - the advice show for young millionaires-in-the-making! If you enjoyed this week’s episode, head over to Apple Podcasts and leave us a rating and review. Visit our website to learn how easy it is to leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget to share your favorite episodes on social media!  Follow the Young Money Podcast on iTunes so you never miss an episode and reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, our LinkedIn Company Page, or by visiting our website.


12 Jul 2022

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Wallet Activism with Tanja Hester

Martinis and Your Money Podcast

These are challenging and stressful times we’re living in. With the recent decisions by the Supreme Court, I know many of you are feeling like you don’t have a voice or you’re frustrated by what’s happening around you and you’re not quite sure what to do about it.  Well if you’re feeling like this now might be the perfect time to read the latest book from my guest today, Tanja Hester. Tanja is an author and activist and was previously on the show to promote her book Work Optional, about her journey to financial independence. Today she is here to talk about her new book Wallet Activism: How to Use Every Dollar You Spend, Earn, and Save as a Force for Change  For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/episode428


8 Jul 2022

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Becoming A Wallet Activist On Your Journey To FI With Tanja Hester

Inspire To FIRE Podcast (Financial Independence Retire Early)

Tanja Hester joins the show to talk about her new book Wallet Activism.Wallet Activism challenges you to rethink your financial power so can feel confident spending, earning, and saving money in ways that align with your values.For a limited time, you can try Audible Premium Plus for 30 days free! (Use this link for 1 free credit that you can use toward any premium selection titles you like—yours to keep!)Using this hack you can enjoy Wallet Activism and thousands of other titles for free.We Also DiscussThe Power Of FU MoneyHow To Align Your Spending With Your ValuesThe Importance Of Choosing The Right BankInvesting In ESG Socially Responsible FundsPlease Subscribe & Leave A ReviewMore ResourcesOur Next LifeMinority Owned BanksIndieBoundBookShopLibro.fmFind More Episodes At InspiretoFIRE.com/PodcastThese notes may contain affiliate links, which means I receive commissions if you choose to purchase through the links I provide (at no extra cost to you).Thank you for supporting my work!Disclaimer: This is not tax, investment, or financial advice. This is a podcast meant to entertain. None of what is said should be taken as financial advice. Please consult your own advisors regarding your own matters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


8 Jun 2022

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EP503: Wallet Activism with Tanja Hester

Power + Presence + Position

As women founders and leaders, we talk often about making money, and lots of it. But are we using the money we make to create the kinds of changes that we want to see in the world? I like to say that money is power, but only if you make it so. Your money becomes a powerful force when you use it in a way that advances your mission, aligns with your values, and brings your vision to life. And this week, I have someone who is a living example of what’s possible when you’re intentional about how you generate wealth and use your money to advance the causes you believe in. Keep reading Tanja Hester has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and CNBC, just to name a few. As the author of Work Optional and Wallet Activism, she’s been widely recognized for her thought leadership in the area of wallet activism. She also spent a long career in political consulting until she retired in 2017 at the age of 38, and she’s offering her insights on her road to retirement on this episode too. Join us this week as Tanja gives us the lowdown on wallet activism. She’s offering her deep well of wisdom on what wallet activism looks like, why it requires critical thinking and discernment on our parts, and how it’s truly a long-term, life-long project we all need to be on board with. Today on the Power + Presence + Position Podcast: Tanja’s earliest memory of being a person who wants to make changes for the greater good. How Tanja retired at the age of 38 and made it so work is optional for her. Why wallet activism is truly a long-term, life-long project. What wallet activism means and how Tanja’s interest in it started. Why wallet activism isn’t just about spending. Tanja’s thoughts on the problem with organic food. What surprised her most about the themes that emerged in her research on wallet activism. The biggest shifts Tanja has made since embracing wallet activism. Why responsible banking is more important than you realize, and responsible investing is less important than you think. Resources Mentioned: To receive weekly written gold in your inbox, make sure you sign up for my email newsletter. Connect with me on LinkedIn. Learn how to nail your niche, clarify your message, and scale your business in the Power + Presence + Position Business Accelerator! Learn how to build a seven-figure foundation in The Incubator. Get the free course, Selling with Story, here! Click here to apply for one of my programs. Tanja Hester: Website | Podcast | Instagram | Twitter Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way by Tanja Hester Wallet Activism: How to Use Every Dollar You Spend, Earn, and Save as a Force for Change by Tanja Hester Love the show? Let us know! Are you a fan of the Power + Presence + Position? If the tips and interviews we share in each episode have helped you gain the confidence and inspiration to become a better, more powerful leader, head on over to Apple Podcasts, subscribe to the show and leave your honest review to let us know! What are you waiting for? Head on over to Apple Podcasts, subscribe, and leave a review to enter your name into this month's drawing!


7 Jun 2022

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How to be a Wallet Activist | Tanja Hester, Author of Wallet Activism

Yo Quiero Dinero: Personal Finance For Latinas

Tanja Hester is the author of Wallet Activism: How to Use Every Dollar You Spend, Earn, and Save as a Force for Changeand Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way. After spending most of her career as a consultant to Democratic politics and progressive issue campaigns, and before that as a public radio journalist, Tanja retired early at the age of thirty-eight. She documented the process on her award-winning financial independence/retire early (FIRE) blog, Our Next Life.She's been an outspoken voice in the personal finance media community to consider systemic barriers and opportunity gaps, rather than simply pushing people with lots of advantages already to accumulate more wealth, part of why the New York Times called her "the matriarch of the women's FIRE movement." She hosts a podcast also called Wallet Activism, writes an occasional opinion column for MarketWatch, and lives in a burgeoning permaculture food forest she's growing in North Lake Tahoe, California, with her husband, Mark Bunge, and a flock of tiny rescue dogs.To learn more about Tanja, including her public speaking, visit TanjaHester.com. You can follow Tanja on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & YouTube. & be sure to purchase her new book here.Loving this episode? Leave us a review on Apple podcasts. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn, YouTube and join our Patreon community!Until next time, stay empowered, stay inspired & #staypoderosa ✨💎WANT TO KICKSTART YOUR FINANCIAL JOURNEY?Download our FREE 14-page guide covering all the topics you need to start making your dinero moves. Visit here. From money mindset, to budget basics, we’ve got you covered. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/YoQuieroDinero. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


3 Apr 2022

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Making Your Voice (And Wallet) Heard w/ Tanja Hester

This Sustainable Life: Solve For Nature

Tanja Hester is the author of Wallet Activism: How to Use Every Dollar You Spend, Earn, and Save as a Force for Change and Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way. She spent most of her career as a consultant to Democratic politics and progressive issue campaigns, and before that as a public radio journalist. Tanja retired early at the age of thirty-eight. She documented the process on her award-winning financial independence/retire early (FIRE) blog, Our Next Life. Today, we're going to be talking about how every purchase you buy matters, and how every one counts as a vote for the way you want the world to be. Are your purchases aligned with your values? Find Tanja Hester Online: Wallet Activism: How to Use Every Dollar you Spend, Earn, and Save as a Force for Change Tanja Hester on Twitter Tanja Hester on Instagram Our Next Life: Tanja Hester's Blog Find me online: This Sustainable Life: Solve For Nature Podcast: https://anchor.fm/solvefornature Blog: https://verdantgrowth.blog/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC24IiwM0BPQ-_3DVz2KnuVw Twitter: https://twitter.com/VerdantGrowth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realverdantgrowth Instagram: http://instagram.com/verdant.growth --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/solvefornature/support


30 Jan 2022

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How to Use Every Dollar You Spend, Earn, and Save as a Force for Change with Tanja Hester

The His and Her Money Show

On this episode of the His & Her Money Show, Tanja Hester is with us! The former political consultant is no stranger to the show. And we've got her back AGAIN to drop more truths for everybody listening at home.  Today she's speaking on her newest book, WALLET ACTIVISM, and handing out tips and advice for taking up the reins and taking charge of your life -- financially, socially, and beyond! From politics to personal finance, Tanja has worn multiple hats across her career and has drawn so much wisdom from it all that she can't wait to share! With a big passion for switching up the status quo, Tanja can probably sum up her goals in a simple universal way. She wants to see change in our communities -- positive, impactful change -- and she wants you to know that the first place we can start is with ourselves!   What You Will Learn Tanja tells us all about her latest book, WALLET ACTIVISM: HOW TO USE EVERY DOLLAR YOU SPEND, EARN, AND SAVE AS A FORCE FOR CHANGE. How investing, saving, and voting can all play into a better future. Index funds: what they are and how to get started. A glimpse into disparities and systemic struggles that black communities face on a daily basis. The importance of using personal wealth to uplift others.   Resources Mentioned ournextlife.com Wallet Activism: How to Use Every Dollar You Spend, Earn, and Save as a Force For Change by Tanja Hester  Debt Freedom Blueprint M1Finance


5 Jan 2022

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PSA Thursday - The Affordable Care Act, with Tanja Hester

Afford Anything

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


31 Oct 2020

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116. How To Fight Injustice as a non person of color w/ Tanja Hester

Earn & Invest

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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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18 Jun 2020

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Tanja Hester: The Pandemic Will Stoke Interest in Early Retirement

The Long View

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.BackgroundTanja 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, 2019Early Retirement/Sequence-of-Return Risk Tanja Hester’s writings on sequence-of-return riskKarsten 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, 2020Tanja 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 PlanningTanja 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 PropertiesTanja 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-PlanningTanja Hester’s writings on budgeting Tanja Hester’s writings on travel planningLessons 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, 2017Tanja Hester’s writings on medicare “Don’t Forget About Your Later Years” by Tanja Hester; Our Next Life blog; Aug. 16, 2017    


3 Jun 2020