Money. It’s one of those topics we’re not supposed to discuss in polite company, and the reasons are really rather obvious. No matter how much you have (or don’t have), money pushes a lot of our buttons, and triggers a whole lot of emotions. But that doesn’t mean you can just ignore it – particularly not when you’re sharing it with someone else, like your partner. This is even more true when you’re trying to live a more purposeful life, because that often means deliberately choosing to spend less time earning money and more time doing things you enjoy. You need to do that mindfully, but how? When I ran the Crafting my Life online class I decided to talk to writer Sierra Black about it, and I’m sharing our conversation on today’s podcast.
In addition to her blog ChildWild, Sierra has written extensively elsewhere, including on finance sites like Get Rich Slowly and Wise Bread. As someone who turned her own finances around, and who is willing to talk about that experience online, she seemed like the perfect candidate. She didn’t disappoint me. In fact, speaking to her spurred me to make some positive changes in my own financial life.
During our podcast, Sierra and I talked about making mindful choices around spending money. I asked her for tips on broaching the subject with your partner, and ideas for making positive changes in your own life. Sierra is a freelance writer, and so we also discussed how she balances work and family, and sets her own rates, as a work at home mom. She also talked about how she teaches her own kids about money, and creates good financial habits.
Whether you’re financially savvy, or the idea of talking about money makes you want to run and hide, you’ll learn something by listening to this podcast:
Next week on the Strocel.com podcast I’ll be sharing another interview from Crafting my Life, this time with the amazing Annie from PhD in Parenting. She’s definitely been one of my inspirations as a blogger. I love how she shares her opinion clearly, and without apology. Subscribe to the Strocel.com podcast in iTunes, and you won’t miss a minute! Also, if you have a podcast idea, please share it with me. I’d love to hear your suggestions!