Queer Money

Queer Money

Queer Money: personal finance with a rainbow twist. Queer Money is dedicated to the intersection of personal finance and being LGBTQ. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer, we all have money needs. Let's build a financially strong LGBTQ community.

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August 2, 2022 31 min

Want to reach financial independence and maybe even retire early? 

This week we chat about 5 steps most folks don't take on their path to financial independence and how these can speed up the process of reaching your FIRE number and retiring early. 

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    You want to invest, but you don’t want to invest in companies that add to the bad in the world. We’ve got you with this episode about ESG investing.

    What is ESG investing? Laura LaTourette of Family Wealth Planning Group joins us to chat about how we can invest with our own values in mind.

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    Is there an economic case for LGBT equality? 

    LGBT equality will be achieved by pursuing several fronts. MV Lee Badgett made the case and the case is strong. Hear what she says on Queer Money®.

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    Are you willing to downsize your life today for a bigger and better tomorrow? 

    We asked that question of ourselves and we're answering why we said yes on this week's Queer Money. Plus, we give the deets on why we're moving to Toledo, OH! 

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    Want to reach financial independence and possibly retire early, but you'd also like to have kids? Seems impossible right, especially if you're a member of the LGBTQ community where having children is typically much more expensive?

    Well, think again. It's possible and Court of Modern Fimily is on Queer Money this week sharing her story of having two kids with her wife and how they've been able to architect their live...

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    On this episode of Queer Money, we discuss the 10-year age range when you’re eligible to start collecting Social Security and explain why you get less if you begin before ‘full retirement age’ or FRA.

    We walk you through examples of how much we will receive from Social Security if we start collecting benefits at age 62, 67 or 72, weighing in on the pros and cons of starting before you’ve reached FRA.

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    In May 2022, we (the Debt Free Guys) partnered with The Motley Fool to collect and review data about the current state of LGBTQ Money. 

    On this Queer Money, we are joined by Jack, from The Motley Fool, to discuss some of the findings and where the community and financial services can go from here.

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    Self care is of utmost concern for many folks today, but one area that we often forget when it comes to taking care of ourselves is being our own financial self advocate. 

    What does it mean to do this and what are some examples? 

    This week on Queer Money, Darcy of the We Want Guac blog joins us to share her insights, personal story about doing this and some help on how we can all improve at being our own self advocate financially. 

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    College tuition has gotten obscenely expensive and is putting people into mountains of debt even before they start their careers. And most graduates are not finding jobs with salaries commensurate to the cost of their tuition, so it takes decades to pay off their student loans.

    But college is not your only option. What if you could skip the student loan debt and secure a high-paying job in the trades?

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    On this week's Queer Money we're joined by Arlan Hamilton the founder of Backstage Capital. Arlan is a powerhouse in the world of angel investing, yet at one point was homeless, living on the couches of friends. Today she not only is a millionaire herself but is also helping hundreds of others, specifically people of color, women and LGBTQ folks grow their businesses by helping them get the capital they need. 

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    This week on Queer Money we are answering a couple of questions for our lesbian listeners. Of course, since we are two cis gay men we didn't feel qualified to answer them. So, we've invited three awesome queer women to join us for a discussion about money issues and questions women in the queer community, specifically lesbians, have. 

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    Recent changes to same-sex social security benefits are putting tens of thousands of dollars in folks' banks and adding hundreds of dollars a month to their social security checks. 

     This is only available to same-sex couples who could have married prior to 2015, but were not federally allowed. If you or someone you know is currently getting social security benefits, this is a must-listen! 

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    You finally graduate college and other than get a “real” job, what should you do and how will you pay for it?

    On this episode of Queer Money, we share 5 after-college goals for your money.

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    Whether it's making money to grow wealth or to just keep your expenses down house hacking can be a great tool to achieve some of your financial goals. But what is it? What are your options and opportunities?

    On this episode of Queer Money®, we share nine ways to house hack your first property.

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    Struggling with low wages? Can’t afford to contribute to an IRA. There may be help!

    This week on Queer Money we interview Natalie Kolodij, a tax accountant, about the Savers Tax Credit and how it can provide assistance in saving for retirement for folks with lower wages. 

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    So, you want to retire yesterday but have nothing saved or invested?

    On this episode of the Queer Money podcast, we share 9 steps to help you retire faster (if you aren’t prepared to retire).

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    Especially now, people are rethinking and reorganizing their lives, seeking deeper purpose. The Japanese refer to all the aspects of your life aligning as Ikigai.

    On this week's Queer Money podcast we share how to find your Ikigai and find your purpose.

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    Want to retire early or delay taking Social Security as long as possible? A little trick, Roth Conversion Ladders, may help you reach these goals.

    But what are Roth Conversions or Roth Conversion Ladders? How can they help with early retirement or save you a boatload in taxes? 

    Brandon Clark of Reexamine Wealth joins to answer those questions and more. 

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    Annuities are something your grandfather warned you about but, what if an annuity is right for you? Here’s how to know if you should buy an annuity.

    On this Queer Money, we're joined by Sean Cox of Gainbridge Life to answer a listener question and wrap up our 3 part series on annuities. We'll also chat about who might be a good fit for an annuity and why it could be you. 

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    Is it possible to divide household expenses when incomes are vastly different, so everyone pays their fair share?

    Recently, a podcast listener sent us this question: My husband and I have different incomes. What's the best way for us to manage our money together? 

    Today on Queer Money we answer Ash's question. 

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