Financial Feminist

Her First $100K

Join money expert Tori Dunlap as she guides you on how to make more, spend less, and feel financially confident in a world run by rich white men. Through solo episodes and special guest interviews, you’ll walk away with resources to get, save, and grow money to gain financial freedom and kick some patriarchal ass at the same time. New episodes drop every Tuesday, and mini-episodes drop every other Thursday. read less

Our Editor's Take

Anyone wondering how to spend, invest, and save money with intention may enjoy the Financial Feminist podcast. Host Tori Dunlap is a fierce advocate for women's economic rights. She covers bold topics such as toxic masculinity and socially responsible investing. Her passion for helping women to learn about money is untamable. Dunlap continues to inspire others as she fights for the financial feminism movement. But every gender can enjoy this podcast.

Dunlap founded Her First $100K and is an avid advocate for female financial education. She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Financial Feminist. This podcast continues her journey to educate others about money.

Each episode of the Financial Feminist podcast invites listeners to thought-provoking topics. Dunlap's no-nonsense approach creates a sense of honesty. She provides actionable advice and helpful tips. She breaks down complex issues into simpler, manageable pieces. Her straightforward approach is refreshing.

Dunlap often chats with other successful women on her podcast. Some of the guests include experts such as Amy Porterfield and Bobbi Rebell. Dunlap also interviews Selling Sunset's Maya Vander about fame, fortune, and more.

Episode topics range from starting a side hustle to the actual safety of banks. Guests talk about how to use credit cards to the holder's advantage instead of incurring debt. Amid the business talk, each interview has an element of personal development. Dunlap and her guests recount lessons they've learned on their road to success. They talk about failures, setbacks, and the resiliency that enabled them to persevere. Past guests include Ilona Maher, the Shrink Chicks, and Gabe Dunn.

Dunlap is fearless in exposing the truth of taboo topics. She addresses systematic oppression and how it affects money. She exposes the financial inequities and inequalities that often go unmentioned. Dunlap critiques other financial advice and explains the logic behind her response. She is a daring Gen Z warrior. The host is ready to disrupt the norms of how women and the world interact with money. New episodes of Financial Feminist come out each week.

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Episodes

162. Will the Housing Market Ever Get Better? with Daryl Fairweather (Redfin Chief Economist)
3d ago
162. Will the Housing Market Ever Get Better? with Daryl Fairweather (Redfin Chief Economist)
Is the dream of homeownership feeling more like a distant fantasy? Ready to cut through the chaos of today's wild housing market? Tune in to today’s episode as Tori sits down with Redfin's Chief Economist, Daryl Fairweather, to unlock the secrets of buying smart in 2024. From the effects of the pandemic on housing prices to the critical role of government policy in addressing affordability, this conversation uncovers it all. Daryl also discusses innovative strategies for first-time buyers, the impact of climate change on homeownership, and the surprising trends in migration that are reshaping cities across the US. Whether you're actively looking to buy a home or just want to stay informed about the market, this episode is packed with valuable information that you won't want to miss. Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-show-notes/162-will-the-housing-market-ever-get-better-with-daryl-fairweather-redfin-chief-economist/.  Not sure where to start on your financial journey? Take our FREE money personality quiz! https://herfirst100k.com/quiz. Check out Daryl’s upcoming book: Hate the Game: Economic Cheat Codes for Life, Love, and Work Follow Daryl on X Follow Daryl on Instagram Special thanks to our sponsors: Thrive Causemetics Get an exclusive 10% off your first order at thrivecausemetics.com/FFPOD Masterclass Get an extra 15% off any annual membership at masterclass.com/FFPOD Squarespace Go to www.squarespace.com/FFPOD to save 10% off your first website or domain purchase. Hill House Visit hillhousehome.com and use the discount code TORI at check out for 15% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
161. How to Open an Investing Account (and the BIG Mistake You Might Be Making)
Jun 6 2024
161. How to Open an Investing Account (and the BIG Mistake You Might Be Making)
If you’ve ever wanted to know the steps to open and fund an investing account (yes these are two separate actions!), then grab a notebook and tune in! In this episode, Tori breaks down the essential steps to opening an investment account, choosing the right investments, and navigating the complexities of the financial world with confidence. If you’re a newbie investor or haven’t invested yet because you’re unsure where to begin, this episode will equip you with the knowledge and tools to make informed financial decisions and begin confidently growing your wealth. Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-show-notes/161-how-to-open-an-investing-account-and-the-big-mistake-you-might-be-making/.  Not sure where to start on your financial journey? Take our FREE money personality quiz! https://herfirst100k.com/quiz Mentioned in this episode: Stock Market School Workshop See our HYSA recommendation How to Financially Prepare Your Kids for the Future with Andy Hill Special thanks to our sponsors: Thrive Causemetics Get an exclusive 10% off your first order at thrivecausemetics.com/FFPOD Masterclass Get an extra 15% off any annual membership at masterclass.com/FFPOD. Squarespace Go to www.squarespace.com/FFPOD to save 10% off your first website or domain purchase. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
160. Solo Travel, Expat Life, and Doing Sh*t That Scares You with Kacie Rose Burns
Jun 4 2024
160. Solo Travel, Expat Life, and Doing Sh*t That Scares You with Kacie Rose Burns
In this captivating episode of the Financial Feminist podcast, Tori Dunlap welcomes the inspiring travel content creator and author, Kacie Rose Burns. Join us as Kacie shares her incredible journey from being a professional performer in New York to becoming an expat living in Florence, Italy. Her story is a testament to the transformative power of solo travel and embracing the unknown. Kacie’s experiences highlight the unique challenges and immense rewards of moving abroad, navigating cultural differences, and finding financial independence. If you've ever dreamed of living overseas or simply want to take back the power in your own life, this episode is a must-listen. Tori and Kacie delve into the nitty-gritty details of expat life, including the financial preparations needed to make such a significant move, the emotional rollercoaster of homesickness, and the resilience required to handle online hate as a public figure. Kacie also gives us a sneak peek into her new book, "You Deserve Good Gelato," which encourages readers to travel the world, embrace failure, and conquer their fears. Don't miss out on this enlightening conversation that promises to inspire and motivate you to step out of your comfort zone and explore the world with confidence. Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-show-notes/160-solo-travel-expat-life-and-doing-shit-that-scares-you-with-kacie-rose-burns/.  Not sure where to start on your financial journey? Take our FREE money personality quiz! https://herfirst100k.com/quiz. Kacie’s website: Kacie Rose Travel Kacie’s book: You Deserve Good Gelato You Deserve Good Gelato Audiobook on Spotify Special thanks to our sponsors: Thrive Causemetics Get an exclusive 10% off your first order at thrivecausemetics.com/FFPOD Masterclass Get an extra 15% off any annual membership at masterclass.com/FFPOD. Squarespace Go to www.squarespace.com/FFPOD to save 10% off your first website or domain purchase. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
156. How Capitalism Weaponized Feminism with June Carbone
May 14 2024
156. How Capitalism Weaponized Feminism with June Carbone
Have you ever felt stuck in a workplace catch-22? You work hard, play by the rules, but somehow never get ahead? This episode of Financial Feminist tackles the frustrating reality many women face in the professional world. We're joined by June Carbone — author and Chair of Law, Science, and Technology at the University of Minnesota Law School. Her upcoming book "Fair Shake," written alongside 2 co-authors, explains plain and simple how the American economy is rigged to hold women back. In this insightful discussion, June introduces and explains the “triple-bind” — a concept that describes the limitations and unfair choices women confront in the workplace, and breaks down the three parts of the bind and how they hold women back.  Tune into this episode to hear June’s powerful insights on: navigating the “triple bind” in the workplace strategies for career advancement that don't require compromising your integrity the connection between women's economic struggles and societal factors Whether you're just starting your career or looking to break through a glass ceiling, this episode is packed with insights to help you win the game on your own terms. Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-show-notes/156-how-capitalism-weaponized-feminism-with-june-carbone/.  Not sure where to start on your financial journey? Take our FREE money personality quiz! https://herfirst100k.com/quiz. Get June’s book: Fair Shake Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
155. Overcoming Cultural and Generational Money Stories with Jannese Torres
May 7 2024
155. Overcoming Cultural and Generational Money Stories with Jannese Torres
Feeling stuck and unsure how to break free financially?  This episode is your wake-up call. Join host Tori Dunlap for an inspiring conversation with repeat guest, Jannese Torres, award-winning Latina Money Expert and author of the bestselling book "Financially Lit." Jannese became an accidental entrepreneur after a job loss led her to create a successful Latin food blog, Delish D’Lites. Now, she helps her clients and listeners build successful online businesses that allow them to pursue financial independence and freedom. In this episode, you'll hear Jannese's powerful insights on: Why financial security is the key to unlocking your true potential How to ditch the limiting beliefs holding you back The art of negotiation & why you deserve to be fairly compensated How to reframe your mindset for financial abundance The power you have to change your community through financial literacy Jannese is on a mission to educate marginalized communities on topics like entrepreneurship, investing, and financial independence. She's here to debunk the myth that wealth is reserved for a lucky few and show you exactly how to become "financially lit."   Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-show-notes/155-overcoming-cultural-and-generational-money-stories-with-jannese-torres/.  Not sure where to start on your financial journey? Take our FREE money personality quiz! https://herfirst100k.com/quiz. Jannese’s podcast: Yo Quiero Dinero Jannese’s book:  Financially Lit! The Modern Latina’s Guide to Level Up Your Dinero & Become Financially Poderosa Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
154. Why Do I Feel Guilty for Wanting Money?
May 2 2024
154. Why Do I Feel Guilty for Wanting Money?
“Men are allowed to ask for what they're worth. They're allowed to show up as the fullest version of themselves. They're allowed to take up space. They're allowed to purchase things without the shaming judgmental comments. Men are allowed to pursue wealth in a way that women just aren't.” Tori Dunlap Have you ever felt guilty about wanting more money? Have you ever felt shame around wanting to charge more or get paid more? This episode of Financial Feminist tackles the deep-seated societal narratives that discourage women from pursuing financial security and independence and exposes the double standard that exists around money and wealth. Men are celebrated for their financial success, while women are expected to be selfless and prioritize the needs of others, often at the expense of their own financial well-being. This episode is a must-listen for any woman who wants to challenge the status quo and build a life of financial freedom. Join Tori Dunlap as she dismantles the myths around women and money, and equips you with the tools and confidence to take control of your financial future. Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-show-notes/154-why-do-we-hate-when-women-have-money/.  Not sure where to start on your financial journey? Take our FREE money personality quiz! https://herfirst100k.com/quiz Mentioned in this episode: Get the Financial Feminist book Join the Financial Feminist Facebook group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
153. Negotiating Your Worth with Jennifer Justice
Apr 30 2024
153. Negotiating Your Worth with Jennifer Justice
Feeling stuck negotiating as a female entrepreneur? Have you ever walked away from a deal or a partnership feeling like you left money on the table? In this episode, we flip the script on negotiation so you can level up your career. Join host Tori Dunlap for an insightful conversation with Jennifer Justice, the mastermind behind The Justice Dept. – a business strategy & business development consultancy and a law firm that works with female entrepreneurs, executives, talent, brands and creatives to build and maximize their revenue and wealth. Prior to The Justice Dept., Jennifer was EVP of Strategic Marketing and Business Development and General Counsel at Roc Nation; she has served as personal entertainment attorney to Jay-Z and Beyonce during her time at Roc Nation.   Jennifer's a powerhouse consultant who has helped countless female founders launch, grow, and scale their businesses. From crafting strategic partnerships to demystifying negotiation tactics, Jennifer has the tools and experience to help you become a fearless negotiator. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, this episode is packed with actionable tips and strategies you won't want to miss. Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-show-notes/153-negotiating-your-worth-with-jennifer-justice/.  Not sure where to start on your financial journey? Take our FREE money personality quiz! https://herfirst100k.com/quiz. Jennifer’s website: The Justice Dept. Jennifer’s career course: Be the Boss of Your Career Check out Jennifer’s podcast: Takin’ Care of Lady Business Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
150. How to Fearlessly Pivot with Rebecca Minkoff
Apr 16 2024
150. How to Fearlessly Pivot with Rebecca Minkoff
In today's fast-paced world where change is the only constant — the ability to pivot is paramount for success. Today’s guest knows all about how and when to pivot. Meet Rebecca Minkoff — iconic luxury fashion designer, trailblazing entrepreneur, co-founder of the Female Founder Collective, mother of three children under 10, and author of the book: “Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success.”  In this interview, she sat down with Tori for a candid interview about the art of embracing change, seizing opportunities, and overcoming setbacks. Rebecca's candid stories and advice offer listeners a roadmap for embracing change with confidence and resilience. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or someone facing a career crossroads, this episode promises to inspire you to fearlessly pursue your dreams and aspirations, even amongst life's unexpected twists and turns.  Tune in to discover how to navigate change with grace and determination, and unlock the power of resilience in your personal and professional life. Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-show-notes/150-how-to-fearlessly-pivot-with-rebecca-minkoff/.  Not sure where to start on your financial journey? Take our FREE money personality quiz! https://herfirst100k.com/quiz. Get Rebecca’s book: Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success Subscribe to Rebecca’s Substack: https://rebeccaminkoff.substack.com/ Female Founder Collective: https://femalefoundercollective.com/ Check out Rebecca’s podcast: Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
149. The Dark Side of Women's Professional Athletics with Olympian Kara Goucher
Apr 9 2024
149. The Dark Side of Women's Professional Athletics with Olympian Kara Goucher
TW: SA, ED, abuse The world of professional athletics is often glamorized, but behind the scenes, women athletes face a myriad of challenges and inequalities. In today's episode of the Financial Feminist, host Tori Dunlap sits down with American long-distance runner and two-time Olympian, Kara Goucher to shine a light on the darker side of women's professional athletics. Kara, a trailblazer in her own right, shares her raw and unfiltered experiences navigating the complexities of the sports industry as a female athlete. From unequal pay and sponsorship opportunities to the stigma surrounding motherhood in sports, Kara delves into the systemic issues that continue to plague women athletes. She reveals the pressures she faced to downplay her role as a mother in order to be taken seriously in her athletic career and reflects on the disparities in media representation between male and female athletes. Additionally, Kara opens up about her decision to leave a major sponsor like Nike to join a smaller woman-owned company, highlighting the financial risks and rewards of prioritizing values over profit. Join this eye-opening conversation as Kara shares her insights on the importance of speaking out against injustice and advocating for change within the sports industry. Whether you're a sports enthusiast or simply passionate about gender equality, this episode offers valuable perspectives on the challenges and triumphs of women in professional athletics. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the realities faced by female athletes and discover how we can work together to create a more equitable and inclusive future for athletes of all genders." Read transcripts, learn more about our guests and sponsors, and get more resources at: https://herfirst100k.com/financial-feminist-show-notes/149-the-dark-side-of-womens-professional-athletics-with-olympian-kara-goucher/.  Not sure where to start on your financial journey? Take our FREE money personality quiz! https://herfirst100k.com/quiz. Get Kara’s book: The Longest Race Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices