45 minutes | Dec 13th 2019

Sex and Money: Stoya

Welcome back! You’re listening to SPENT, the podcast for the financially challenged. We’re back with a brand new season of incredible guests sharing all the wild ways they make and manage their money in a crazy and complicated world. It’s been a while since we last spoke to each other but SPENT’s mission is still the same: If you want to laugh and cry and learn about all the fascinating ways that people from all walks of life  juggle jobs, make financial decisions, and pay the rent while staying true to themselves, this is the podcast for you.  To all of you who reached out and told me how much you missed SPENT and all the harrowing and hilarious tales of money madness, I can’t thank you enough. It’s meant the world to me.  This time around, I’m doing things a little differently. Rather than one-offs, each episode will be part of a mini series based around a theme. First one up? Sex and money. Hey, money can be hard to talk about. So why not start things off with a bang?  We’ve got a killer lineup of guests over the course of the next four episodes. We’ve got adult film star, author, and activist STOYA in the studio to talk about royalties, residuals, and all the ways performers who work in adult entertainment  can get financially screwed. We’ve got dominatrix duo DIA DOMINA DYNASTY and LUCY SWEETKILL to talk about money, power dynamics, and how to demand what you’re worth. Economist ALLISON SCHRAGER, author of “An Economist Walks into a Brothel” talks risk and why we pay more to take on less of it. ALEXANDRA FINE, the CEO of Dame products, talks about the art and challenges of running a tech company that sells pleasure to women.  A big shout out to our sponsor STASH. Stash is an easy-to-use app that’s great for beginners that lets you bank, save, and invest smarter. Whether your goal is creating an emergency fund or saving for retirement, STASH can help you create the life you want with the money you have today, starting with just $5.  Go to Stash.app and sign up using promo code SPENT *** Investment advisory services offered by Stash Investments LLC, an SEC registered investment adviser. Investing involves risk and investments may lose value. For more information, visit stashinvest.com. Spent is a paid partner of Stash.  Account opening of the debit account is subject to Green Dot Bank approval. In order for a user to be eligible for a Stash debit account, they must also have opened a taxable brokerage account on Stash. Debit Account Services provided by and Stash Visa Debit Card issued by Green Dot Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Investment products and services are not offered by Green Dot Bank and are Not FDIC Insured, Not Bank Guaranteed, and May Lose Value. 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Promotion is not sponsored or endorsed by Green Dot Bank, Green Dot Corporation, Visa U.S.A., or any of their respective affiliates, and none of the foregoing has any responsibility to fulfill any rewards earned by this promotion. This material is not intended as investment advice and is not meant to suggest that any securities are suitable investments for any particular investor. Investment advice is only provided to Stash customers. Nothing in these advertisements should be construed as a personal experience of Stash or its services. All accounts or descriptions are for informational purposes only.   Before we get started, I wanted to give a big thank you to our sponsor STASH. Stash is an easy-to-use, “great for beginners” investment platform that lets you, yes you, start investing the money you have today, starting with just $5.I’ll be talking more about them a little in the episode, but I had to give them a shout out at the top of the episode to thank them.    Finally, and thanks for your patience in listening to all these announcements, I’ve got some personal news. I’ve got a book coming out in January that I’m really excited about. In 2019, I quit my job (and that’s another story) to  interview and get to know professional dominatrixes from all over the country to learn their philosophies on how to get what you deserve in the bedroom, the boardroom, or any room you’re in. I learned a lot from these fantastic women and I took everything I wrote in this book to heart. Yes, everything. It’s called BOW DOWN: Lessons from Dominatrixes on How to Get Everything You Want. You can go to pre-order it at SimonandSchuster.com/books/bowdown or just pre-order it wherever you buy your favorite books, and you’ll have it on January 14, 2020.    Thanks so much for your love and support. I’ve missed you all so much. 
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