She Makes Money Moves

She Makes Money Moves

There’s power, especially for young women, in talking about money: how much we make, how much we spend—and how money impacts our identities and our relationships. She Makes Money Moves, a podcast from Glamour and Condé Nast Entertainment, is your invitation to join the conversation. Hosted by Glamour editor-in-chief Samantha Barry, She Makes Money Moves shares intimate, unscripted stories from women across the country along with advice from financial experts to help guide these women—and women everywhere—forward. Subscribe now to join us, as we help women raise their voices and make money moves.

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October 19, 2021 18 min

Whether you just didn’t save in your 20s or 30s or had to cash in your 401K and are starting from scratch, you can get your retirement back on track at any age. Today’s guest is 38 and hasn't started saving for retirement yet—and she's worried she's fallen behind. She's wondering how much money she should save, where she should keep that savings, and how to support herself and her family now while planning for their...

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Covid has taught us that many office workers can work from anywhere. As the U.S. moves toward an eventual return to the office—while navigating variants and vaccine boosters—we have the opportunity to help define what full-time work looks like and where we're sitting when we do it. For those who want to keep working virtually—like today's guest—what does WFH mean for their finances, their taxes, and their career trajectory?


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October 5, 2021 23 min

 Raising a child is expensive. And of course the challenges (and spending) that come with parenthood will look different when the parents are considerably younger or older than average. Today’s guests are both mothers, but they had children at very different stages in their lives. (One was 21 when she welcomed her first; the other, 42.) Now they're both wondering how to prepare for their financial futures—and their children'...

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September 28, 2021 21 min

Even if you have insurance, health care is expensive in the U.S. Today’s guest has been struggling with mental illness for more than a decade—and in April of this year, her physical health suddenly spiraled. Taking time off for a surgery, recovery, and specialist appointments meant lost wages and major medical bills. Now she's trying to safeguard both her health and her bottom line—but she's not sure how to budget for unexp...

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September 21, 2021 25 min

Starting a small business has always been daunting—but it was measurably more so for today's guest, who opened hers (Fulton Street Books & Coffee) in the summer of 2020, amid an unprecedented global pandemic and national protests demanding accountability for the police killings of Black Americans. Here's what she learned—and what she still hopes to learn—about navigating small-business ownership and the digital-first la...

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September 14, 2021 26 min

As couples have children later and their own parents live longer, women, in particular, don’t have time or money to spare. And for parents who were caring for both their children and their parents during the pandemic, coronavirus came with even more obstacles. Today's guest had to dip into her emergency savings when she found herself working from home with three unexpected officemates: her two children and her father. As she fi...

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September 7, 2021 1 min

In season 2 of In Vogue: The 2000s, we explore how fashion fused with every aspect of pop culture to become a global entertainment engine ubiquitous in culture--impinging on the global consciousness like never before. From Nicholas Ghesquière awakening the sleeping fashion house of Balenciaga, to Vogue putting the couture into Juicy Couture, and discussing Carrie Bradshaw’s influence on trendy 2000s fashion with Sarah Jessica Parke...

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January 15, 2020 37 min

If managing money is a challenge for the average person, it’s exponentially harder for an immigrant—and harder still for an undocumented immigrant who won’t have basic financial tools, like a bank account and access to credit. Today’s guest shares the unique financial challenges that left her with $43,000 of debt, and our host (also an immigrant) and expert offer tips to help her work through them. 

Expert: Stefanie O'Connell

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January 7, 2020 31 min

Knowing when to talk to your kids about money—and what to say—is tough. But the money talk is like the sex talk: If you avoid it because you’re uncomfortable (or confused yourself) your children won’t magically become responsible. Today’s guest is a single mom who doesn’t feel like she has the right tools to teach her daughter about money. She also needs help planning for both of their financial futures. 

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December 17, 2019 27 min

If negotiating a higher salary was easy, everyone would do it. And while most people don’t negotiate, if you’re not asking for promotions and raises at every turn in your career, you’re leaving money on the table. Today’s episode talks about knowing what you're worth—and shares tips for getting it.

Expert: Ashley Feinstein Gerstley

She Make Money Moves will be taking a break over the holidays. We’ll return with new episodes on Ja...

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For some people, the flexibility of freelancing might be particularly appealing as life and family circumstances change. But the benefits of freelancing don’t come without challenges. (Unpredictable income, for starters.) Today’s guest is evaluating the trade-offs of a freelance career vs. a full-time office job in order to figure out what’s best for herself and her family.

Expert: Ashley Feinstein Gerstley

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December 3, 2019 33 min

For many women, starting a business is a way to follow a passion while leaving an uninspiring career behind. But a business can’t survive on passion alone. Whatever you’re selling, whether it’s hiking retreats or hand-knit blankets, you need to figure out a business model and a financial plan. Here’s how to get started.

Expert: Ashley Feinstein Gerstley

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November 26, 2019 28 min

In 2019, more women than ever are out-earning their husbands. Having more money coming in is great for a couple’s bottom line, but flipping gender roles, financially, can strain a relationship. Studies have found that in marriages where the woman is the main breadwinner, it can be stressful for the husband and the wife.

Expert: Shannon McLay

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November 19, 2019 31 min

The gender pay gap isn’t the only thing hurting women’s bottom lines. We also approach investing differently—or ignore it entirely. Many of us take our lower paychecks and leave them sitting in a savings account. (A terrible idea.) Today we talk about how to make your money work harder. 

Today's expert: Tiffany Aliche

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November 12, 2019 27 min

If we’re just talking dollars and cents, kids are a terrible investment. How are parents supposed to cover the day-to-day necessities—plus dance lessons, coding classes, and tutors—while saving for the future? In today's episode, we help one young mother answer those questions. 

Expert: Shannon Mclay

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November 5, 2019 31 min

Going through a divorce is hard on many levels, but the financial part can be easier if you follow the steps outlined in today’s episode. Yes, it's easier to bury your head in the sand. But if you ignore your feelings or your finances for too long, you'll pay for it. In the case of your finances, literally. Consider this a roadmap for protecting your bottom line. 

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October 29, 2019 28 min

Student loan debt has become a national crisis. Today, 44 million Americans owe a collective $1.5 trillion. (Yes, trillion.) Nearly two-thirds of that debt belongs to women, including today's guest, whose student loan debt — more than $250,000 — is about four times her annual salary.

Expert: Farnoosh Torabi

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October 22, 2019 28 min

A savings account is a safe place to keep your cash-but if you leave everything there, you’re losing money. While investing can sound overwhelming (especially if you were burned by the last recession) it’s almost impossible to save for retirement without it. Here’s how to get started.

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October 15, 2019 28 min

With rumblings of a recession in the news, one recent poll found that almost half of Americans with jobs are worried about losing them. If it happens to you, whether you’re laid off or just plain fired, losing your job can send you into a tailspin. But there’s good news: While you can't control unemployment, you can prepare for it. Here’s how.

Expert: Tiffany Aliche

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October 8, 2019 29 min

Women are working more than ever. They’re putting in more hours and getting paid more. But they’re still doing most of the housework. Today’s guest makes half as much as her husband, so she’s decided to compensate by doing all of the chores and having dinner on the table seven days a week. Whether you’re the one who earns more – or the one who does most of the grunt work –feelings of inequality will eventually lead to resentment. S...

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