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Queer Money: personal finance with a rainbow twist. Queer Money is dedicated to the intersection of personal finance and being LGBTQ. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer, we all have money needs. Let's build a financially strong LGBTQ community.
 
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What does it mean that the LGBTQ+ purchasing power is now at $1.4 trillion? How can we use this money wisely to our political and social advantage? Find out on this Queer Money bonus episode. Get more info/data from The Motley Fool/Debt Free Guys LGBTQ+ Money Study. For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://qu…
 
Myths about money can make us make bad decisions. That’s why we’re busting these LGBTQ money myths to find better solutions and make better decisions. Listen in as we tackle 7 myths that have a negative impact on our community and how we can turn them around to our advantage. For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: …
 
The US LGBTQ population’s growing. There are many reasons why. We share how the queer community can use this to our financial and political advantage and how these numbers may have had an impact on The Motley Fool/Debt Free Guys LGBTQ+ Money Study. For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.co…
 
Want to stop spending money on unnecessary things? Well, you're not alone. According to a Capital One survey, it was the number one thing folks said they would like to change about their financial habits. But how? We give you 9 ways this week to help reduce unnecessary and impulse spending. For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the …
 
The dearth of data on LGBTQ+ finances was sad. That’s why we did an LGBTQ+ money study with The Motley Fool. On this, the very first, Queer Money LGBTQ+ Money Study bonus episode we chat briefly about why we partnered with The Motley Fool to create the study. For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermone…
 
Have you ever felt that the FI/RE (Financial Independence/Retire Early) movement wasn’t for you because it was too restrictive? Tired of hearing the FIRE police tell you exactly what you have to do, be, look like to be a part of the financial independence retire early movement? Then you're in luck, because this week on Queer Money we break down som…
 
Ever wish you could "get in early" on an investment? Now you can through crowd-sourced investing or regulation crowdfunding. On this week's Queer Money we chat with Read Ezell of Wefunder and Brandon Deroche of Propeller about the basics of crowdfunding and use Propeller, a social good entertainment company, as an example for us. For the resources …
 
If today’s “capitalism” isn’t working for so many folks, what can be done to fix it? In part 2 of our series on Capitalism vs. Anti-Capitalism, Hadassah Damian of the Bottom Lines Top Dollars podcast, joins us again to challenge our thinking and talk about solutions to the question of how can we fix or change Capitalism to be beneficial for all. Fo…
 
Capitalism, some folks want to “burn it all down,” but what happens next? Since there is a vocal minority within the LGBTQ+ community who strongly oppose capitalism we think its important to have an open and honest discussion with both sides being covered. On this Queer Money, we debate the merits of capitalism versus anticapitalism. For the resour…
 
When can I retire? Can I retire? How much do I need to retire? All questions folks regularly ask when thinking about their financial future and being able to quit the 9-5, sell their business or break away from the rat race and just slow down. One of the keys is having an indication as to how much you'll need. There seems to be an endless supply of…
 
Want to reach financial independence and maybe even retire early? This week we chat about 5 steps most folks don't take on their path to financial independence and how these can speed up the process of reaching your FIRE number and retiring early. For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com…
 
You want to invest, but you don’t want to invest in companies that add to the bad in the world. We’ve got you with this episode about ESG investing. What is ESG investing? Laura LaTourette of Family Wealth Planning Group joins us to chat about how we can invest with our own values in mind. For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the s…
 
Is there an economic case for LGBT equality? LGBT equality will be achieved by pursuing several fronts. MV Lee Badgett made the case and the case is strong. Hear what she says on Queer Money®. For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe Follow us: Queer Money Instagram Queer Money…
 
Are you willing to downsize your life today for a bigger and better tomorrow? We asked that question of ourselves and we're answering why we said yes on this week's Queer Money. Plus, we give the deets on why we're moving to Toledo, OH! For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe …
 
Want to reach financial independence and possibly retire early, but you'd also like to have kids? Seems impossible right, especially if you're a member of the LGBTQ community where having children is typically much more expensive? Well, think again. It's possible and Court of Modern Fimily is on Queer Money this week sharing her story of having two…
 
On this episode of Queer Money, we discuss the 10-year age range when you’re eligible to start collecting Social Security and explain why you get less if you begin before ‘full retirement age’ or FRA. We walk you through examples of how much we will receive from Social Security if we start collecting benefits at age 62, 67 or 72, weighing in on the…
 
In May 2022, we (the Debt Free Guys) partnered with The Motley Fool to collect and review data about the current state of LGBTQ Money. On this Queer Money, we are joined by Jack, from The Motley Fool, to discuss some of the findings and where the community and financial services can go from here. For the resources and to connect with our guests, ge…
 
Self care is of utmost concern for many folks today, but one area that we often forget when it comes to taking care of ourselves is being our own financial self advocate. What does it mean to do this and what are some examples? This week on Queer Money, Darcy of the We Want Guac blog joins us to share her insights, personal story about doing this a…
 
College tuition has gotten obscenely expensive and is putting people into mountains of debt even before they start their careers. And most graduates are not finding jobs with salaries commensurate to the cost of their tuition, so it takes decades to pay off their student loans. But college is not your only option. What if you could skip the student…
 
On this week's Queer Money we're joined by Arlan Hamilton the founder of Backstage Capital. Arlan is a powerhouse in the world of angel investing, yet at one point was homeless, living on the couches of friends. Today she not only is a millionaire herself but is also helping hundreds of others, specifically people of color, women and LGBTQ folks gr…
 
This week on Queer Money we are answering a couple of questions for our lesbian listeners. Of course, since we are two cis gay men we didn't feel qualified to answer them. So, we've invited three awesome queer women to join us for a discussion about money issues and questions women in the queer community, specifically lesbians, have. For the resour…
 
Recent changes to same-sex social security benefits are putting tens of thousands of dollars in folks' banks and adding hundreds of dollars a month to their social security checks. This is only available to same-sex couples who could have married prior to 2015, but were not federally allowed. If you or someone you know is currently getting social s…
 
Whether it's making money to grow wealth or to just keep your expenses down house hacking can be a great tool to achieve some of your financial goals. But what is it? What are your options and opportunities? On this episode of Queer Money®, we share nine ways to house hack your first property. For the resources and to connect with our guests, get t…
 
Struggling with low wages? Can’t afford to contribute to an IRA. There may be help! This week on Queer Money we interview Natalie Kolodij, a tax accountant, about the Savers Tax Credit and how it can provide assistance in saving for retirement for folks with lower wages. For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https…
 
Especially now, people are rethinking and reorganizing their lives, seeking deeper purpose. The Japanese refer to all the aspects of your life aligning as Ikigai. On this week's Queer Money podcast we share how to find your Ikigai and find your purpose. For the resources and to connect with our guests, get the show notes at: https://queermoneypodca…
 
Want to retire early or delay taking Social Security as long as possible? A little trick, Roth Conversion Ladders, may help you reach these goals. But what are Roth Conversions or Roth Conversion Ladders? How can they help with early retirement or save you a boatload in taxes? Brandon Clark of Reexamine Wealth joins to answer those questions and mo…
 
Annuities are something your grandfather warned you about but, what if an annuity is right for you? Here’s how to know if you should buy an annuity. On this Queer Money, we're joined by Sean Cox of Gainbridge Life to answer a listener question and wrap up our 3 part series on annuities. We'll also chat about who might be a good fit for an annuity a…
 
Is it possible to divide household expenses when incomes are vastly different, so everyone pays their fair share? Recently, a podcast listener sent us this question: My husband and I have different incomes. What's the best way for us to manage our money together? Today on Queer Money we answer Ash's question. For the resources and to connect with o…
 
Frustrated with the state of our economy, the culture, environment and LGBTQ rights? Here’s how ‘Wallet Activism’ can hasten LGBTQ activism. Today, we’re talking with Tanja Hester of the blog Our Next Life and the author of Work Optional and the new book, Wallet Activism. Tanja shares how voting with your dollar can apply to so much more than just …
 
Dalia Kinsey is a non-binary Queer POC who joins us this week to discuss Dalia's book: Decolonizing Wellness: A Qtbipoc-Centered Guide to Escape the Diet Trap, Heal Your Self-Image, and Achieve Body Liberation. Join us as we discuss a host of topics both financial and well-being that can help all of us thrive. Remember to subscribe to the weekly sh…
 
Bras, underwear, purses, makeup, all things that Tom Brickman of the Frugal Gay bought and resold as a way to earn money to pay for college and build up a real estate portfolio that allowed him to quit his 9-5 job. How did he do it? What are some of his tips to start doing it now? Find out on this week's Queer Money. For the resources and to connec…
 
Did you know that LGBTQ folks are more likely to take care of an aging parent than their straight siblings? On today’s episode of Queer Money, we discuss our five tips for talking to your parents about money. Most of us fear outliving our money and a lot of what we think we know about annuities may be misconstrued. We’re here to motivate you to get…
 
On this episode of Queer Money, Bret and Stephen, also known as The Broadway Husbands, with nearly 70,000 followers on Instagram, join us to discuss the pros and cons of working with your spouse, describing what they’ve learned about each other and how it’s brought them closer together. They share their mission behind creating Broadway Husbands and…
 
In 300 episodes of Queer Money®, we’ve realized that financial wellbeing is unique to each individual. And that our LGBTQ-ness shapes our relationship with money. On this episode of the podcast, we review what we’ve learned about financial wellness from some of our top guests like Gaby Dunn, Dominique Jackson, Brian Falduto, Patrick L. Riley, Paul …
 
On this episode of Queer Money®, Jeff of Homo Money joins us to share his struggle to find a job during the Great Recession (right after his Honorable Discharge from the Navy) and discuss the steps he’s taken to build a net worth of $750K since then. He offers advice to queer folks who feel financially hopeless, challenging us to reprogram our mind…
 
What's an annuity? How do they work? What are the different types? Are they a good investment? On this episode of Queer Money, we explain how annuities function as an insurance contract (not an investment) and what differentiates immediate from deferred annuities. Subscribe to the show notes at: https://queermoneypodcast.com/subscribe…
 
In a recent Twitter conversation about LGBTQ money differences, we got pushback from a troll who claims that we’re inventing an issue that doesn’t really exist. But the numbers don’t lie. And if you look at the research around queer people and our finances, it’s obvious that we face a few challenges that others do not. So, how does being LGBTQ make…
 
Show notes: https://queermoneypodcast.com/podcast/how-to-say-no-to-friends/ It’s hard to say no to friends and family when they ask us to do something that’s not in our budget. On this episode of Queer Money, we share seven steps to get better at saying no, discussing how to turn down an invitation graciously and explain yourself in a way your frie…
 
Show notes: https://queermoneypodcast.com/podcast/low-cost-lgbt-retirement-cities/ This week's we scratch the surface of a listener's question about how to find low or lower-cost LGBT-friendly retirement cities. We decided to invite Jim and Luis, a gay couple who retired early and spent the last two years living mostly outside the US. They share th…
 
Show notes: https://queermoneypodcast.com/podcast/mutual-funds-and-etfs/ On this episode of Queer Money, we explain what it means to invest in mutual funds and ETFs as well as the pros and cons of each. Free Resources: Credit Card Debt Slasher 5 Building Blocks of a Happy Gay Life Topics Covered What it means to invest in mutual funds rather than i…
 
Show notes: https://queermoneypodcast.com/podcast/daily-financial-plan/ ‎ On this episode of Queer Money, we discuss the five steps to creating a daily financial plan that supports your short- and long-term money goals. Topics Covered 5 steps to creating a daily financial plan that supports your short- and long-term money goals How daily habits lik…
 
Show notes: https://queermoneypodcast.com/podcast/short-term-financial-plan/ On this episode of Queer Money, we share five steps to creating a short-term financial plan that supports your long-term goals, describing how to spend less than you make and put the difference toward your financial goals. Topics Covered 5 steps to creating an effective sh…
 
Full show notes: https://queermoneypodcast.com/podcast/long-term-financial-plan/ ‎ On this episode of Queer Money, we share five steps to creating a successful long-term financial plan, explaining how your long-term, short-term and daily goals influence each other. Topics Covered Why we have such a hard time reaching long-term financial goals How l…
 
Show notes: https://queermoneypodcast.com/podcast/things-to-know-about-stocks/ There is no part of the economy set up for success quite like the stock market. In fact, we consider it one of the three killer pillars to financial independence. On this episode of Queer Money, we share the top three things you need to know about investing in the stock …
 
Show notes: https://queermoneypodcast.com/podcast/manage-money/ 7-Step Credit Card Debt Slasher Tool On this episode of Queer Money, we share our top six ways to better manage your money, explaining why you should get out of the Spending or Leveraging Class and join the Saving or Investing Class asap. Topics Covered Why household debt is on the ris…
 
Show notes here: https://queermoneypodcast.com/podcast/fitness-tips-gay-men/ 40 isn’t fatal. You can be healthy, happy and fit in your 40s and beyond, provided you prioritize wellness and make movement a regular part of your life. And much like investing your money wisely, investing in the right workout routine can help you burn more calories and g…
 
Do you feel obligated to spend money for the holidays? Yes, it is the season of giving. But if you’re taking on debt to buy gifts for friends and family, you may feel less festive and more stressed. But what if you had a plan to pay off that holiday debt fast? On this episode of Queer Money, we share seven quick tips for getting rid of debt as quic…
 
On this episode of Queer Money, we share our 13 best Christmas savings hacks, explaining how to decide who you REALLY want to buy gifts for and how much to spend. Topics Covered How to decide who to buy gifts for and how much to spend Why you don’t always have to give gifts that are brand new When to shop to get the best deals on Christmas gifts Ho…
 
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