There's power, especially for young women, in talking about money: how much we make, how much we spend—and how money impacts our identities and our relationships. She Makes Money Moves, a new podcast from Glamour and iHeartRadio, is your invitation to join the conversation. Hosted by Glamour editor-in-chief Samantha Barry, She Makes Money Moves shares intimate, unscripted stories from women across the country along with advice from financial experts to help guide these women—and women everywhere—forward. Subscribe now to join us, as we help women raise their voices and make money moves.
Going through a divorce is hard on many levels, but the financial part can be easier if you follow the steps outlined in today’s episode. Yes, it's easier to bury your head in the sand. But if you ignore your feelings or your finances for too long, you'll pay for it. In the case of your finances, literally. Consider this a roadmap for protecting your bottom line.
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Student loan debt has become a national crisis. Today, 44 million Americans owe a collective $1.5 trillion. (Yes, trillion.) Nearly two-thirds of that debt belongs to women, including today's guest, whose student loan debt — more than $250,000 — is about four times her annual salary.
Expert: Farnoosh Torabi.
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A savings account is a safe place to keep your cash-but if you leave everything there, you’re losing money. While investing can sound overwhelming (especially if you were burned by the last recession) it’s almost impossible to save for retirement without it. Here’s how to get started.
Expert: Nicole Lapin. The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors' website can direct you to a nearby financial advisor with hourly rates. For more information on today's episode, visit glamour.com/money.
Women are working more than ever. They’re putting in more hours and getting paid more. But they’re still doing most of the housework. Today’s guest makes half as much as her husband, so she’s decided to compensate by doing all of the chores and having dinner on the table seven days a week. Whether you’re the one who earns more – or the one who does most of the grunt work –feelings of inequality will eventually lead to resentment. Strike a balance, with these expert-approved tips.Expert: Stefanie O'Connell
It's a tale as old as Carrie Bradshaw: A woman moves to New York, falls in love with the nightlife, the restaurants, and the excitement—and blows through her savings trying to keep up with fast-paced city living. Money that should go into a savings account gets spent on brunch, because if you skip a social outing in the city that never sleeps, you're definitely missing out. Here's one woman's story.Expert: Stefanie O'Connell. She suggests checking out The Skint for free and cheap things to do in New York City. Read about how having a roommate in NYC can save you money in this article from Curbed. For more information on today's episode, visit glamour.com/money.
Whether you’re the friend who has cash or the friend who needs it, money—or a lack of it—can strain a relationship. How do you split the brunch bill or plan a trip when one friend is flush and the other’s flat broke? On today's episode, we'll hear from two women on opposite ends of the financial spectrum: one who has more money than most of her friends, and one who has way less. Both asked for advice on navigating friendships while being mindful of her own bottom line.Expert: Stefanie O'Connell. For more information on today's episode, visit glamour.com/money.
The trope of the woman who can't stop shopping is so relatable that Sophie Kinsella's "Shopaholic" series, which debuted in 2000, is now nine books deep. For Rebecca Bloomwood, the original Shopoholic, and real women like her, shopping might be a social activity, a mood-booster, a stress reliever, or a mindless distraction. In most cases, casual shopping doesn't lead to compulsive shopping: Only about six percent of Americans display that behavior—but of that six percent, 80 percent are women. Here's one woman's story.Expert: Farnoosh Torabi. We talk about using Healthcare Bluebook to find the best prices for medical procedures. For more information on today's episode, visit glamour.com/money.
Money is the ultimate taboo topic—but it doesn't have to be. She Makes Money Moves, a new podcast from Glamour and iHeartRadio, is your invitation to join the conversation. Subscribe now to join us, as we help women raise their voices and make money moves.