Like a Mother
About This Show
Candid convo on what smart moms care about : Money, business, career, parenting, feminism, dating and sex. Emma Johnson features celebrities like Arianna Huffington, Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger to Gigolo's Vin Armani, sharing amazing stories from national experts, girl bosses and regular people, too. A U.S. News "Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts," this twice-weekly podcast makes inspiration hilarious. Catch Emma’s blog at WealthySingleMommy.com.
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Women invest too little, and how to get started investing — easy
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Women are really bad about investing. Statistically, we are less likely to invest, and more likely to invest less than we should. While there are some great studies that show that women are actually BETTER at investing than men, we still have a long way to go. In this Like a Mother episode, my single mom entrepreneur friend Shannon McLay, founder and CEO of The Financial Gym, explains step-by-step how women can get over their investing and saving hangups, and get started with a financial plan for their futures. Below is a break-down of how to do just that, whether through an employer plan, or on your own. A common theme we see at the Financial Gym is an overall lack of investing by women. Most women say, “I don’t invest because I don’t want to lose my money.” Those are words I can assure you a man never says; and if you’re saying them, what you’re really saying is, “I don’t want to make money.” The reality is that leaving your money in a checking or savings account and not investing means you’re actually allowing yourself to lose money. On average you earn less than 1% in a bank account while inflation is 2-3%, which means your money loses 1-2% of value sitting in the bank. I’m not going to lie, investing is scary and if you’re afraid of it, the fear is real but like any fear, if you have better knowledge, you can overcome it. You work hard for every dollar you earn and when you invest your money, you’re allowing your money to work hard for you in return. Don’t let investing stay the boy’s club it’s been for decades, here’s some quick steps to get started.
Rated 5 out of
I love Emma as the host. I love the guests and the content is empowering to say the very least. This podcast came at the perfect time in my life. Definitely worth a listen.
Date published: 2015-11-05
Rated 5 out of
I never miss it!
I love Emma's podcast. I try to listen to every single one. She is hilarious and her guests are really interesting. Keep up the great work!
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 1 out of
I'm a struggling single mom of 4, desperately looking for encouragement and support. I truly believe the single working moms are the forgotten silent and suffering members of society. Yes, completely ignored by society including the women's movement! What a slap in the face that is!! When I was going through a horrid divorce I reached out to N.O.W. and they had absolutely nothing to offer as far as support. They added my name to their mailing list and all I got was political newsletters... thanks, but no thanks.
I do enjoy listening to podcasts and turned to this as a possible source of encouragement. The episode I heard was in relation to alimony and child support. It was stated in relation to alimony and child support that we need to suffer as good feminists for the cause of our future generations. SERIOUSLY?!?! The fact is that the family court system is a sexist corrupt system that exploits women and children. Period!! I am just so offended by the ignorance of this idea that I had to break my silence and speak for the overworked, stressed and oppressed single mothers. Sadly, they won't find encouragement here.
Date published: 2017-08-22