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Honest Money Conversations is a podcast for people who want to change their relationship with money and hear stories from others who have done the same. We're not experts. Sure, we've paid off our debt, saved some money, quit our jobs to work for ourselves, slowed down and embraced minimalism—and we continue to experiment and make changes as time goes on. But we're not experts. We're just two friends who like to talk about life and work, and the role money plays in it all. New episodes are released every Tuesday of a new season, and you can find links to everything we talk about in the show notes on honestmoneypodcast.com.

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Honest Money Conversations is a podcast for people who want to change their relationship with money and hear stories from others who have done the same. We're not experts. Sure, we've paid off our debt, saved some money, quit our jobs to work for ourselves, slowed down and embraced minimalism—and we continue to experiment and make changes as time goes on. But we're not experts. We're just two friends who like to talk about life and work, and the role money plays in it all. New episodes are released every Tuesday of a new season, and you can find links to everything we talk about in the show notes on honestmoneypodcast.com.

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By Giggleget - Jan 11 2018
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these two ladies are THE BEST. love the show, love them as individuals and love this podcast!

Fun, informative and entertaining

By Anthony Ongaro - Aug 26 2016
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My favorite personal finance podcast by far.

iTunes Ratings

93 Ratings
Average Ratings
75
10
3
2
3

my number one boos

By Giggleget - Jan 11 2018
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these two ladies are THE BEST. love the show, love them as individuals and love this podcast!

Fun, informative and entertaining

By Anthony Ongaro - Aug 26 2016
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My favorite personal finance podcast by far.

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Honest Money Conversations

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Honest Money Conversations is a podcast for people who want to change their relationship with money and hear stories from others who have done the same. We're not experts. Sure, we've paid off our debt, saved some money, quit our jobs to work for ourselves, slowed down and embraced minimalism—and we continue to experiment and make changes as time goes on. But we're not experts. We're just two friends who like to talk about life and work, and the role money plays in it all. New episodes are released every Tuesday of a new season, and you can find links to everything we talk about in the show notes on honestmoneypodcast.com.

302 - Evolving Your Budget

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Back in season one, we talked about our personal budgeting strategies – how we got started with budgeting and what our habits were then. In today’s episode, we’re diving into (ha!) the topic of how our strategies have continued to evolve and change over time. And we’re specifically looking at how and why we’re both doing things differently this year. Cait is focusing more on changing her business budget, which she hasn’t always done in the past. Carrie, on the other hand, is analyzing her personal budget. She also explains how she uses audits to reign in her spending, and how this helped her cut her business expenses in half (something Cait needs help with). Finally, we get into the nitty gritty of it and talk about our bank accounts and credit cards help us with our strategies.

Feb 14 2017

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105 - Embracing Minimalism

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Minimalism, decluttering and simplifying are hot topics, these days - and Cait and Carrie embraced it all simultaneously. In the past two years, Cait has gotten rid of 75% of her belongings, and Carrie got rid of 30% of hers before moving to Colorado just last fall. In this episode, we talk about our personal experiences, and answer a lot of questions related to minimalism and the pursuit of less. And please note we’re not perpetuating the idea of never consuming or never purchasing things. We simply want you to be a more conscious consumer and spend based on your values.

Feb 02 2016

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104 - Shopping Bans

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If you don’t already know, Cait is in the middle of two-year shopping ban that she started in 2014, and swears it has changed her life. Cait’s done a lot of press on the subject, but wanted Carrie to interview her so they could share Cait’s exact definition of what a shopping ban is, the rules for what she can/can’t buy, why she’s doing it and what’s changed since she started it. There are lots of great resources on our website, including a free 5,000+ word guide on how to do a shopping ban of your own: http://budgetsandcents.com/

Jan 26 2016

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206 - Taking Care of Yourself

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In the first half of this season, we've been talking about everything you need to do to get a freelance business up and running. From landing and managing clients, creating systems that help you get your work done and getting paid, there's already a lot to do. But one thing you can't forget about is taking care of yourself - and that's what we're talking about today. We almost pushed this topic to the bottom of the list, as though it wasn't a priority - and that's exactly what happens to many of us in our real lives. In this episode, we talk about the importance of making yourself a priority and building self care into your routine. And it doesn't matter if you run a business or not. Everyone could use a little more "you" time.

Jul 19 2016

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405 - Decluttering Your Life (and Finances)

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This week we decided to get into the nitty gritty and share some tangible tips for decluttering your life and your finances. Similar to minimalism, decluttering is a hot topic online these days. We start by defining what decluttering means to us: essentially, it's clearing out anything that takes up negative space. This could mean decluttering physical items from your home, but it could also mean decluttering your budget, your social calendar and your life. As usual, we share tips based on our own experiences. We also share some of our favorite apps, books and podcasts that can help you declutter your own life. (Note: The best apps are usually only available in the US! Boo!) If you could only take one thing away from this episode, we would want it to be this: Sometimes, the healthiest thing to "declutter" is the unnecessary expectations and pressures you put on yourself.

Jul 11 2017

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305 - Doing It All

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It's easy to look at someone else's life or social media accounts and assume they're able to manage everything successfully. But this is the curated version of the story. It's not an accurate representation of how you can manage your time. And, the truth is, we're not big fans of the idea that you can "do it all" anyway. So today we're sharing an honest look at what happens when we try to balance our work, money, chores, social lives and relationships. Trust us when we say our lives are not always dreamy! Some days, we even forget to put on deodorant. But that's what real life looks like. In order to actually do it all, you have to make room in your life for specific things during specific times. Doing it all requires flexibility and patience with yourself and those around you (especially those who help you do it all). It takes time, commitment and communication, but it can be done… just maybe not all on the same day of the week!

Mar 07 2017

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103 - Personal Budgeting

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Budgeting is one of Carrie’s least favorite words, but it’s Cait’s favorite topic - she even calls budgets her friend! In this episode, we look at the ways our personal budgeting strategies have grown and changed over the years. We talk about how we learned how to budget, why Carrie calls it a spending plan and why Cait doesn’t budget anymore (even though her blog is called Blonde on a Budget). Despite the fact that our strategies are different, we both believe one thing: budgets aren’t meant to be restrictive - they are a tool that can help you do the most you can with the money you have.

Jan 19 2016

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309 - Shifting Your Money Mindset

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When you hear the phrase “money mindset,” what kind of images come to mind? That's the topic we're discussing in this week's episode. We start by talking about what our money mindsets are now versus what they were when we were younger. Anyone else guilty of viewing credit cards as free money, or was that just us!? From there, we discuss where our scarcity mindsets come from and the fears that are attached to it. There are various aspects of your life and career that are affected by your money mindset, so be careful of self-sabotaging thoughts! If you think you're going to run out of money, you probably will. Towards the end of this episode, we share some tips for how to shift from a scarcity mindset to one of abundance. When you make mental shifts, positive changes will start happening, and we share some of the ones we have personally experienced. One thing we continue to learn is that having a positive money mindset means money will often present itself at the exact time you need it most. The first step is learning how to be content and appreciating what you already have.

Apr 04 2017

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306 - Dealing With Fear

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One of the things we've noticed over the years is that the more connected we are online, the more lonely we tend to become in our real lives. And when we're lonely in our real lives, we have a harder time pushing past our fears - both personally and in our businesses. In today's episode, we share a number of the fears we both experience (or have dealt with in the past). We start by discussing the fears we feel when we send emails, pitch clients and interact on social media. We also talk about how we navigate around our fears in order to network and connect with new people. It's not always easy. In fact, this episode will show you we still don't always feel good in these situations, but we continue to work through it. This conversation is incredibly vulnerable, as we asked each other big questions that required us to dig deeper into finding out what we are truly afraid of. The answers surprised even us. As you're listening, remember there's a difference between good fear and bad fear, and knowing the distinction between them is vital to being successful. Most of our concerns are never validated, they're simply fears that try to hold us back. But every time you do something that scares you, you grow and can see what you're capable of.

Mar 14 2017

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209 - Branding (Business vs. Personal)

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As blog owners, freelancers and co-hosts of this podcast, we’ve had to learn how to balance our personal brands with our work and real lives. That’s what this week’s topic is all about: developing a brand, creating a cohesive message and balancing it with your daily life. We talk about how our brands have evolved over time, how we came up with a co-branded theme for the podcast and discover there is still more work for us (or at least Cait) to do! We also talk about how being anonymous (or semi-anonymous) can affect your brand and your ability to find freelance work. We even dive into how much you should (or should not) share about yourself online. At the end of the episode, we explain specific ways to make a brand stand out and become instantly recognizable on social media (think: images, colors and fonts). If you’re struggling to figure out how to present yourself and your brand online, this episode has some takeaways that will help!

Aug 09 2016

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504 - Revisiting Debt

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Today, we're revisiting the topic of debt. A lot has changed since we first talked about this back at the very beginning of season one! Our mindsets around money have evolved and our thoughts about debt are a bit different now. So we start by recapping our debt repayment journeys and share some thoughts about the routes we took. Then, we discuss our updated philosophies and views on debt, and how (and why) it has changed over the years.

Jan 30 2018

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404 - Redefining Minimalism

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Minimalism is a hot topic on the internet, these days. And because it's so popular, it's easy to come across the same definition over and over again. White walls, white furniture, no color and not a lot of stuff. It sounds a little sterile, doesn't it? We think so, too. In this week's episode, we are attempting to redefine what minimalism means - at least to us! We talk about how we defined minimalism a few years ago, and what it means to us today. And after receiving a number of requests, we share how we're embracing minimalism NOW - in our lives and in our businesses. Partway through, Cait goes on a bit of a rant but with a good message: It's important to realize that minimalist design is different from a minimalist mindset, and you shouldn’t have to buy minimalist things to be a minimalist.

Jul 04 2017

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211 - Working on the Road

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The summer is coming to an end, and so is this season of the podcast. But we’re making the best of it by tackling one of our favorite topics: working on the road! Right now, Cait is on her two-month-long road trip through the U.S., and Carrie just got back from a week-long trip visiting family in Texas - so this episode couldn’t be more timely for us. First, we discuss how to prepare for working on the road, starting with how to communicate it with clients. We also talk about what to pack so you have everything you need to get your work done, as well as how to schedule your days so you can stay productive and enjoy your trip. And we would be bad personal finance bloggers if we didn’t share ways to stay safe, from packing an emergency kit, to making sure all your insurance needs are covered, and protecting your belongings (including work files). Before you dive into the “location independent” life, there’s a lot to learn – and we share all our experiences in this episode.

Aug 23 2016

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205 - Getting Paid

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Last week, we explained the various systems we’ve setup to help us manage our clients and get our work done. We mentioned it briefly, but the most important system any freelancer can setup is the one(s) that helps them GET PAID. It all starts with setting your rates and having the confidence to charge them (and raise them!). We also talk about deposit structures, payment methods and terms, how to follow-up with clients who don’t pay you on time - and we even explain what it’s like to work with clients who pay you in foreign currencies. Whether you’re just getting started with your freelance work or side hustle, or are getting ready to make some pricing changes in your business, there’s a little something in this episode for everyone.

Jul 11 2016

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203 - Managing Clients

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Unless you make all of your money by selling your own products and services, there’s a good chance you’ll rely on client work to make up a portion of your income, when you work for yourself. We talk about how we found our first clients, as well as how we get clients today. We also talk about what we call ourselves, how we position our services, setup contracts, set expectations and create good communication strategies. (And since you know we don’t shy away from the big stuff, we also share examples of red flags and clients/projects we’ve turned down!) It’s taken years for us to learn how to run profitable freelance businesses. Hopefully there’s an idea or two that can help you with yours.

Jun 28 2016

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409 - Unlocking Money Beliefs with Garrett Philbin

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It's not very often that we have guests on the podcast, so today's episode is extra special! With the recent conversations we’ve had about money mindsets, we thought it would be great to invite someone to help us dive a bit deeper into this stuff. Garrett Philbin is a personal friend of ours and works as a financial life coach. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and runs a business called Be Awesome Not Broke, through which he helps people use money more intentionally to live better lives. If you listened to our episode about transforming your money story, you might remember that Garrett is the person who helped Cait first see the limiting money beliefs she had about how much money she could earn. He is also the friend who suggested we read the book, You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero! In this episode, Garrett opens our eyes to some of our own money beliefs and how they affect our relationships. He explains that you can't talk about money without talking about life, and what you believe becomes your reality. We’re so grateful Garrett was willing to share his personal money beliefs with us, as well as representing a male perspective on the podcast. There are a lot of great insights and advice for unlocking your own beliefs about money, so you won’t want to miss this one!

Aug 08 2017

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210 - Scaling Up

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This week’s episode was so much fun to record: we’re talking about scaling up your business! There are lots of little steps involved with scaling up, and it’s something that happens over time, not all at once. Both of us are doing this in our own businesses and approach it in different ways. We talk about how to identify areas of your business to scale up and how, like paying for systems, using new tools and apps, and hiring an assistant. We even open up about what courses we’ve invested in and the equipment we use every day. If you’re experiencing growing pains, or aren’t sure how to take your business to the next level, this episode is filled with our experience, tips and ideas. We also share a fun announcement about two-thirds of the way through the episode, so you’ll want to listen to the entire thing!  

Aug 16 2016

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501 - Setting Intentions vs. Goals

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Welcome to a brand new season of Honest Money Conversations! Since it's also the start of a new calendar year, we know most content creators are probably talking about goals and resolutions they have for 2018. But we wanted to talk about the idea of setting intentions, instead. We start by sharing what we want to leave behind in 2017, and then share some of our own intentions for the new year ahead. Hint: There will be a lot more reading and (hopefully) a lot less stress.

Jan 09 2018

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307 - Being Open to Change with Jessica Moorhouse

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This week is an extra special episode of Budgets and Cents because we're hosting our first guest! Jessica Moorhouse is a millennial money expert, speaker, award-winning personal finance blogger and host of the popular Mo’ Money Podcast. She's also been a great friend to both of us for many years, and was the one and only person we knew we wanted to interview this season. In January of this year, Jessica quit her day job to become a full-time blogger and podcaster, which is actually something she had told us she would never do. So, why did she change her mind, and how did she decide to make that career change? That's what we're talking about today: being open to change. Jessica starts by giving us a real look at how the first few months of self-employment have been and what her plans are for this year (including: producing future Millennial Money Meetup events, offering money coaching services to clients, and launching her first e-course about financial and physical fitness!). But we also discuss the various fears that come with being open and how to find the confidence to try new ventures. We're so grateful Jessica was willing to share part of her story with all of us. There are a lot of great tidbits of insight and advice in this episode, so you won't want to miss this one!

Mar 21 2017

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112 - Ask Us Anything

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Well, we knew this sad day was coming: it’s the last episode of Season 1! But it’s a fun one because we’re answering YOUR questions. In this episode, we talk about everything from how to deal with financial emergencies, whether you should be saving and investing while in debt, and we even discuss our favorite books. We also share what we're doing during the break from our podcast. (It's exciting!) This is the last episode of Season 1, but don't worry - we'll be back with a second season in May! We share more details about that at the end of this episode. Thanks for listening and leaving so many wonderful reviews on iTunes! We’ll talk to you again soon, friends. :)

Mar 22 2016

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FINALE - Saying Goodbye

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Hello friends! It's been eight months since we last recorded an episode, and a year since we last did a proper season of the podcast. A lot has changed in our personal + work lives, in that time. And after having countless (honest) conversations, we've decided to update you on it all... and then say goodbye to the show. We're so grateful to have worked on this project together for 3+ years, and to all of you who followed along and supported us throughout our journeys. This final episode was really cathartic for us to record, and we hope you enjoy listening to it too! Thank you, thank you, thank you again! (And as a quick heads up, we'll be deleting the archives on May 31st... so if there are any past episodes you want to listen to again, now is your chance!) In love and gratitude, signing off - Cait and Carrie. :)

Apr 19 2019

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BONUS - Sharing Everything and Taking Time Off

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Hey friends! Long time, no talking into your ears. It's been five months since we've recorded an episode of this podcast, and since we've shared much about our lives with anyone. We decided to finally open up and share everything that's been happening this year, as well as discuss the topic of what it means/feels like to share your life publicly, in general. As you can imagine, it's not always easy, especially during times of transition. We don't know what the future holds for us personally or for the podcast, right now, but we know how to trust ourselves and do what feels best - and that means taking time off. Enjoy, and thanks for sticking with us!

Aug 27 2018

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512 - Figuring Out What's Next

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Have you ever been stuck trying to figure out what's next? If you're struggling to map out a clear path, you're not alone. In the final episode of this season, we share some updates on what's next for us personally. We also talk about the future of the podcast, and whether or not there will be another season. What you'll hear in this episode is a lot of questions and unknowns. One thing we are both realizing is this: Just because you've been doing something for awhile doesn't mean you have to do it forever. Thanks for another great season, friends!

Mar 27 2018

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511 - Teaching What You Know

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We've been hosting this podcast since January 2016, and we've covered some amazing topics in that time. Today, we decided to do something different and revisit some of our most memorable episodes. We share which ones were our favorites and why, which ones made us cry, and which conversations changed our lives forever. As time passes and life changes, we know that your perspective evolves and shifts. And as you change and grow, it's important to teach what you know and share the knowledge you've gained along the way. With all of that in mind, we also discuss how our thoughts and opinions have changed since we first hit record!

Mar 20 2018

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510 - Consuming Mindfully

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Today's episode is all about consuming mindfully! And surprise surprise, we aren't just talking about spending money. We talk about everything from consuming food, to consuming media (like TV), and consuming information on social media. And then we get on the topic of consuming financial advice! What we have both learned is that the things we consume can not only affect our lives, but also our mindsets—and the way we handle our money. So, at the end of this episode, we share some ways you can consume more mindfully and how to get information that can actually add value to your life (rather than take away from it). This was such a great conversation for both of us personally, so we really hope you enjoy listening!

Mar 13 2018

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509 - Feeling Good About Money

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Well, in this episode, we definitely live up to the name of our newly rebranded podcast! This is an honest conversation about how we are feeling about money right now—and it's not all good. We share concerns about making money and spending money, and what happens when you're feeling bad about your finances. We don't have all the answers yet, but we're happy to support each other. Welcome to therapy hour! ;)

Mar 06 2018

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508 - Getting Creative With Money

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Getting creative with money is one of the best ways to get out of a financial funk, or even just have fun with it. That's what we're talking about today, and there's something for everyone in this episode! Whether you need a colorful creative outlet or are looking for a mindset shift, we share some ideas to make managing your money more exciting. And while this was a fun episode to record, it's also jam-packed with resources so you can get creative with money too—all of which you'll find in the show notes at honestmoneypodcast.com.

Feb 27 2018

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507 - Talking with the Fairer Cents

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What if, instead of just Cait and Carrie having an honest money conversation, we were joined by two more ladies who co-host another podcast of their own? This week, we decided to do just that—and we're so excited to share the conversation we had with The Fairer Cents! Kara and Tanja launched the first season of their podcast just a few months ago, and we are so glad they did. The Fairer Cents isn't your typical personal finance podcast. Together (and with their guests), they go deeper into the things that impact women, our money and our fight to get equal. In this episode, we talk about why they decided to start a podcast, what some of their favorite (and toughest) topics have been, and what their plans are for the future (hint: crushing the patriarchy). (As a heads up: Cait's computer didn't love the recording tool we used, so her audio isn't amazing.)

Feb 20 2018

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506 - Answering Fun Money Questions

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This week, we're keeping things light by answering some fun money questions! These are questions you can use to check-in with your money at anytime (not just at the end of the month or every quarter). It's also a great way to review your finances, and to give yourself some well-deserved credit for all the things you've achieved so far. For the full list of questions, visit our website: honestmoneypodcast.com/money-questions

Feb 13 2018

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505 - Making Mistakes

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We all make mistakes—in our lives and, unfortunately, with our money. In today's episode, we share some of the financial mistakes we've made in the past, and how we've forgiven ourselves so we can move forward. Because that's a big part of the equation: moving forward. As you'll hear, we're not huge fans of holding onto mistakes and feeling bad about them forever. It's only by learning from our mistakes that we can let go of the guilt and carry on down our paths. As always, we hope that by sharing our stories, you can learn from our mistakes... and maybe save a bit of money too!

Feb 06 2018

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504 - Revisiting Debt

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Today, we're revisiting the topic of debt. A lot has changed since we first talked about this back at the very beginning of season one! Our mindsets around money have evolved and our thoughts about debt are a bit different now. So we start by recapping our debt repayment journeys and share some thoughts about the routes we took. Then, we discuss our updated philosophies and views on debt, and how (and why) it has changed over the years.

Jan 30 2018

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503 - Trusting Yourself

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It's not always easy to trust yourself—to believe that a decision you're making is the right one for you. It's especially hard when the decision comes with a certain amount of risk and you're not 100% sure it will work out. In this episode, we talk about some of the ways we've had to trust ourselves in the past and present, including how we make those "risky" decisions. Carrie also drops a quote + some mantras that could help us all (especially Cait right now).

Jan 23 2018

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502 - Making BIG Decisions

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Recently, we've made some big decisions both personally and professionally. For one, we made the decision to rebrand the podcast, as well as change how we create and piece together episodes. But we also made big career changes in 2017 and explain how these decisions have affected us as we move into a new year. Making big decisions isn't easy, so we discuss how you make them and the financial impact they can have on your money. (We also celebrate the launch of Cait's new book, The Year of Less! Yay!)

Jan 16 2018

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501 - Setting Intentions vs. Goals

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Welcome to a brand new season of Honest Money Conversations! Since it's also the start of a new calendar year, we know most content creators are probably talking about goals and resolutions they have for 2018. But we wanted to talk about the idea of setting intentions, instead. We start by sharing what we want to leave behind in 2017, and then share some of our own intentions for the new year ahead. Hint: There will be a lot more reading and (hopefully) a lot less stress.

Jan 09 2018

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BONUS - Why We Rebranded

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So long, Budgets and Cents. Hello, Honest Money Conversations! In this short bonus episode, we tell you why we decided to rebrand and what it means for the future of the podcast.

Jan 02 2018

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BONUS - Community Over Competition

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In this special bonus episode, we clarify what community and competition mean to us. For starters, we believe it's important to remember that being part of a community is different from networking. It's about fostering a feeling of wanting to contribute versus simply focusing on what you can gain from your network. In some cases, the people within your community could be competition. But if you view them as part of your community, it opens up space for honest conversations to happen, relationships to develop, and new opportunities to come together organically. As part of this, we also talk about why it's so important for community members to share how much they charge, what clients pay, who is hiring, etc. It's all about paying it forward and sharing the wealth. The more we share, the more we can all earn! At the end of the episode, we talk about what to do when someone does feel like a competitor. And if you listen closely, we announce the new name of the podcast! The new season (with the new name/design/website!) will launch in January 2018.

Nov 28 2017

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412 - Knowing Your Why

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Today's conversation marks our 50th episode and is the finale of season four. The end of a season is always bittersweet, but we're leaving on a high note. Throughout this season, we celebrated some amazing milestones, including hitting 325,000+ downloads of the podcast. Thank you so much for listening and being part of this community! Before we wrap up this season, we want to talk about a very important topic: knowing your "why". Knowing your why can help you make clear decisions regarding all areas of your life. It gives you the motivation to strive for your goals and dreams, bust through your fears and figure out what your boundaries are. But figuring out your why isn't always simple or easy. And if you don't have a why, it can cause you to make a lot of bad decisions or put money towards things you don't really value. In this episode, we share some exercises and questions that can help figure out your why. As you answer these questions, remember: you're never going to arrive at the finish line. Your why will change numerous times as you age and mature. At the end of the episode, we share what our plans are during the break and when you can expect the launch of our next season. Thanks for sharing your summer with us! We'll see you in 2018.

Aug 29 2017

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411 - Saying No

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How do you feel about saying the word “no”? For many of us, this little word carries a lot of fear and power. In today’s episode, we discuss some of the things we’ve said no to over the years and what those decisions have done for us. We also talk about how difficult it can be to say no, especially if you’re a people pleaser. One of the things that helps give us the confidence to say no is understanding that we’re also saying “yes” to something else. You may not know what that something else is yet, but we can say from experience that there’s always another option around the corner. The biggest takeaway from our conversation is to remember that saying “no” is not the same as quitting – it’s taking back your power so you can hear your inner voice again and let that guide you. By saying no, you’re establishing boundaries that respect your personal needs. Author Danielle LaPorte says it best in her new book: “You have to protect your heart so you can keep it wide open.”

Aug 22 2017

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410 - Asking for Help

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What comes up for you when you think about asking for help? Do you get anxious or feel any shame? As kids, we are constantly encouraged to ask for help, but at some point in our lives we start telling ourselves that asking for help is not okay. In today's episode, we strive to break down the roadblocks that you encounter when thinking of asking for help, so you can get back to hearing and trusting your inner voice. What advice would you give a friend? Why don't we follow this advice ourselves? It's not easy admitting that you can't do everything yourself, but when you ask for help it can be very liberating. As we get into the episode, we also discuss some of the excuses that can come up when asking for help - it goes back to the stories we tell ourselves. Finally, the one thing we want you to takeaway is that asking for help starts with just asking. Put yourself out there and see what happens. Asking for help can be such an empowering choice. So give it a try this week! What have you got to lose?

Aug 15 2017

49mins

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409 - Unlocking Money Beliefs with Garrett Philbin

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It's not very often that we have guests on the podcast, so today's episode is extra special! With the recent conversations we’ve had about money mindsets, we thought it would be great to invite someone to help us dive a bit deeper into this stuff. Garrett Philbin is a personal friend of ours and works as a financial life coach. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and runs a business called Be Awesome Not Broke, through which he helps people use money more intentionally to live better lives. If you listened to our episode about transforming your money story, you might remember that Garrett is the person who helped Cait first see the limiting money beliefs she had about how much money she could earn. He is also the friend who suggested we read the book, You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero! In this episode, Garrett opens our eyes to some of our own money beliefs and how they affect our relationships. He explains that you can't talk about money without talking about life, and what you believe becomes your reality. We’re so grateful Garrett was willing to share his personal money beliefs with us, as well as representing a male perspective on the podcast. There are a lot of great insights and advice for unlocking your own beliefs about money, so you won’t want to miss this one!

Aug 08 2017

1hr 9mins

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