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Money. How do we earn it, spend it, and save it? On this episode Ashley and Katey talk about the messages we got about money in childhood from family and church and how those beliefs have evolved. We discuss scarcity, secrecy, and stewardship. Plus, what was Jesus *really* saying about money when he talked about the camel going through the eye of a needle?
What We’re Reading and Listening To
Katey is following Rachel Cargle on Instagram where she posts a lot about whiteness, race, justice, and self-love. This recurring post that she has posted on Fridays encourages us to check in with our friends by sending them a few bucks for their morning coffee. It’s a small way to say, “I see you, and I value you.” Try it out this week!
Ashley recommends the podcast Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn. Dunn self-professes to be clueless about money–but she’s on a journey to figure it out. Every episode she dives into a conversation about money with celebrities, experts, and other special guests.
Kindreds of the Moment
Ruchika Tulshyan recently gave an interview on Harvard Business Review’s Women at Work podcast. She wrote a piece for HBR Business Review entitled, “Women of Color Get Asked to Do More ‘Office Housework.’ Here’s How They Can Say No.”
Some key quotes:
- “For on-the-spot requests like ordering lunch, I’ve used, ‘I really need to be present during this discussion as it’s critical to what I’m working on.'”
- “I’ve previously written about a group of female professors at Carnegie Mellon who formed an ‘I just can’t say no’ club to help them refuse what they called “office favors.” Cultivating this network of allies becomes particularly important for women of color as we progress.”
Learn more about Tulshyan’s work on her website.
Stuff We Mentioned
- The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist
- Suze Orman’s books Women and Money and The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, & Broke
- The Fairer Cents podcast
- You Need a Budget (YNAB)
Next time we’ll be talking about toxic charity—when helping hurts.