Power Of The Purse Podcast
About This Show
Understanding money isn’t about being rich or getting rich quick, it is about independence and freedom of choice.
You are not alone as you struggle with being the perfect wife, mother, daughter, daughter-in-law, and all the other traditional roles assigned to us by our cultures. These pressures can feel overwhelming, and when we add the demands of a career on top of it all, many women choose to pass on dealing with money issues until they are forced to. And that is not the best time to learn.
Here we explore the stories of other women and how they have handled the demands of finances, family, and career. We talk about falling short of perfection, but also lessons learned and the best advice our peers have to offer for financial security and putting our perceived failures in their proper place.
My mission is to take away the stigmas attached to women and money. To make a difference in the lives of women by providing financial clarity and freedom. And it is my hope that the women listening will see that it is possible for them to take control of their financial destinies either by themselves or by having an outside partner they trust with their finances.
Personal finance is NOT the exclusive domain of men, women were not born with any more or less ignorance about money. Finance is NOT a foreign language (it is quite basic, really). Armed with some basic knowledge about money, you gain independence and freedom of choice. Freedom to leave a bad marriage, freedom to ask for a raise and not fear loss of a job, freedom to make choices after the death of a spouse and not be reliant on our children, confidence to retire with a plan that allows for us to have a life we love.
The choice is yours.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 13: You Can’t Have It All At the Same Time, with Jennifer Maffei
3 days ago
Jennifer Maffei is the Founder & President of VEA Services, LLC. Her mission is to help Executives to get their time back. Jennifer comes from a unique perspective. She has both owned businesses, and had been an Executive Assistant at Fortune 500 Companies – overseeing and coaching multiple Assistants. Over the years, Jennifer saw that there was a disconnect between the Executive and Assistant relationship. There were many seminars to go to, but no one was working with both the Executive and the Assistant to find out what their actual needs and styles were and then coaching both parties to work better together. Not in a generic form, but specific to their situation. Jennifer has changed all that. In 2014 she founded VEA Services to work with both the Executive and their Assistants. Coaching them to work better together and Maximize the Executive and Assistant Relationship. Also working with Executives who have never used an Assistant before and then helping them to identify their specific needs and coaching them on how to manage their new Assistant correctly. In addition, Jennifer travels the country educating Executive peer groups on the need to reclaim their time back and how to work with an Assistant to maximize their effectiveness. Moving from Vancouver, Canada to the United States in 2004, Jennifer now resides with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area. What you’ll learn about in this episode: Gaining three bonus months a year by delegating two hours of tasks a day Why you shouldn’t fall into the trap of thinking you’re the best person to do everything Why batching time is a fantastic strategy Jennifer’s first jobs How Jennifer did two years of college in nine months Jennifer and her ex-husband’s decision to build their own house in their mid 20s, how they then flipped the house, and how they repeated the process over and over The story of her move to the US Why she decided to get back into the Executive Assistant business instead of going into real estate Jennifer’s six years with Williams-Sonoma How she tore — completely tore — her back and the three year recovery from that injury How VEA Services was born Why divorce was the most threatening thing to Jennifer’s financial security Why Jennifer doesn’t want to scale too quickly yet sees a massive growth