Queer Money®: How Gay People Do Money

Queer Money®: How Gay People Do Money

Queer Money is a bi-weekly show dedicated to creating desperately needed generational wealth within the gay community because we deserve to sleep better at night and we must stand up to the anti-LGBTQ+ industrial complex. Listen and watch regularly to eliminate financial insecurity and generate personal wealth, prepare for a secure and fun retirement, find the most affordable, LGBTQ+-friendly cities in the US to live in or travel to, grow your stock portfolio to $1,000,000+, build a real estate empire and start a small business. Your hosts are husbands and money experts David & John Auten-Schneider who have been the leaders in LGBTQ+ finance since 2015. With nine seasons, nearly 500 episodes, over a million downloads and features by Oprah, Advocate, Variety, CNBC and more, the award-winning Queer Money is the longest running show made by and for the LGBTQ+ community and is the only show solely dedicated to our financial well-being as gay people. · For more financial information and helpful resources, visit queermoneypodcast.com · For complementary charts and grafts (and pretty pictures), subscribe to Queer Money on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/@queermoney?sub_confirmation=1


February 20, 2024 25 mins

What is a robo-advisor?

Scared of investing because you don’t know how to invest or what to invest in? Consider getting a robo-advisor.

No, not Wall-E's long-lost cousin, but a financial ally that's part tech wizard, part financial genius, and maybe a dash of R2-D2.

You’re listening to Queer Money episode #482. And today, we’re sharing how a robo-advisor might turbocharge your wealth-building game to secure your ideal retirement.

For t...

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What is the most affordable LGBTQ+ friendly city in Alaska?

It’s the most seismically active state in the US, has more coastline than the rest of the US combined and has a state flag designed by a 13-year-old.

Its population density is 1 person per square mile, and a majority of its residents are men - oooh! - and it’s where you can see Russia from some people’s backyards.

This is Queer Money episode #481. And today, we’re sharing the...

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Statistics reveal alarming disparities in healthcare access, treatment, and outcomes for LGBTQ+ people.

From discriminatory practices to inadequate cultural competency, our healthcare system often needs to improve in providing equitable care for this community. 

This is Queer Money episode #480. And today, we’re talking with Alex Sheldon (they/them) of GLMA: Healthcare Professionals Advancing LGBTQ+ Equality. GLMA is the world’s...

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What is the most affordable LGBTQ+ friendly city in Arizona?

It’s home to 22 Native American Tribes, including the Hopi, Navajo, and Apache. It’s also the home to Jake Shears the lead singer of the awesomely queer band The Scissor Sisters

It’s known for the Sequaro Cactus, Antelope Canyon (one of the most IG-worthy picture locations in the world), and where about 65% of all Copper in the US is mined

This state flipped from Red to Blue...

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Taxes in retirement are one of the biggest considerations for where and how we may want to retire.

Whether capital gains are taking a dip or Social Security benies are serving the drams, we've got the hot takes to make your retirement tax strategy as flawless as Madonna’s Vogue routine.

Grab your bedazzled calculators and get ready to sashay your way through the fabulousness of our ongoing retirement 101 series.

This is Queer Money e...

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What is the most affordable LGBTQ+ friendly city in Arkansas?

If you’re a hillbilly you might reside in this state, since it’s where the term was originally used by CFM (no not the high heels ladies) rather authors CFM Noland and Opie Read began using it in the 1800s

It is one of the largest producers of chicken in the US, where Walmart got its start and is home to Crater of Diamonds National Park, where over 75,000 diamonds have bee...

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Do gays deserve to be rich?

One of the missions of Queer Money is to help build a community of one million LGBTQ+ millionaires.

Guess what? We're not the only ones who want to do this. So does our guest this week.

The founder of the $20MM venture capitalist firm, serial entrepreneur, author, podcaster, speaker, and social media influencer Arlan Hamilton also wants to see more queer millionaires.

She says so in her new book, Your Firs...

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What is the most affordable LGBTQ+ friendly city in California?

It has more people than Canada has Canadians, in the summer it produces “watermelon snow” and its where the Great Depression of 1929 - 1939 was more of a recession thanks to its thriving agricultural production.

If you were a Windows XP user, you saw one of its mountains every single time you turned on your work computer, it’s home to “gravity hills” - places where gravi...

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What can I do with my 401(k) if I worked in the US as a non-US citizen and have either stopped working or moved back to my home country?

We got a question from an attendee of our talk at the Reaching Out MBA conference in Chicago. They lived here while going to school and worked. While working they opened up a 401k. Now they’re living back in Italy and want to know what their options are to invest or withdraw the investments.

I’ve wo...

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What is the most affordable LGBTQ+ friendly city in Colorado?

It’s where the oldest recorded rodeo took place in 1869, part of its state capital is made from material found nowhere else in the world - a rare deposit of a marble-like stone with pink hues.

It’s where the cheeseburger was born at Humpty Dumpty Drive-in in 1935, it’s the only state that told the US Olympic Committee to “talk to the hand” when it was offered to host the 1...

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How do I prepare if marriage equality gets overturned?

In June 2022, we all watched in shock as the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and gutted women’s rights to their bodies and reproductive healthcare

Many of us in the LGBTQ+ community were even more shocked when the concurring opinion from Justice Thomas was released, where he alluded to the court’s need to review and reverse protections for same-sex couples, including marriag...

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What is the most affordable LGBTQ+ friendly city in Connecticut?

Its state song is Yankee Doodle, it imposed the first speed limit in the US at 12 mph and is where PEZ candies are made.

It has a city where it’s illegal to cross the street walking on your hands, it’s where lollipops were invented and it’s where the first telephone book was issued with 50 names and phone numbers.

This is Queer Money episode #471. And today, we’re sharin...

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Is gay retirement different? Do LGBTQ+ folks need their own retirement communities? Do some already exist and if so where?

Did you know that queer people are going back into the closet as we age? That’s according to an August 2023 Salon article. That’s in part because of the 508 anti-LGBTQ+ laws at the state-level throughout the country, per the ACLU.

That makes retirement and retirement housing more unaffordable for us - increasing ...

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What is the most affordable LGBTQ+ friendly city in Delaware?

Once upon a time, it was home to the tallest Lego tower in the world, standing at 113 feet or 11 stories, with 500,000 Lego bricks, it was the first state to sign the US Constitution and one of its nicknames is “Home of Tax Free Shopping.” Hello, Total Wine & Spirits!

It’s where Henry Heimlich of the infamous Heimlich Maneuver, was born, and when  he was a plant w...

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It’s the New Year, New Queer time of year, and you know what that means - endless listicles of basic money tips.

If that’s what you’ve come for you’re in the wrong place. If you’re looking for the 200, 300-level  tips for rocking your finances this year, welcome!

This is Queer Money episode #468. And today, we’re sharing five unique tips for winning the game of money starting this year.

For the resources and to connect with our g...

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What is the most affordable LGBTQ+ friendly city in Florida?

The flattest state in the US in which not a single dinosaur fossil will be found and where the drivers test doesn’t require parallel parking . . . 

Home to the only coral reefs and the most golf courses in the US, and if you ate a tomato today it most likely came from this place.

This is Queer Money episode #467. And today, we’re sharing the most affordable, LGBTQ+ frie...

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It’s just been a rollercoaster of a year. 

The stock market’s been up - the S&P’s up about 20%, but real estate is softening but inflation’s up and even though wages are also up wages haven’t kept up with inflation.

Granted those are all systemic issues.

And what the markets are doing and the news is reporting could be totally different from what we’re as individuals may be experiencing.

So, how do you know the difference and...

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What is the most affordable LGBTQ+ friendly city in Georgia?

Home to the oldest state park in the nation, the first state to charter a state-sponsored university and the first state to lower the voting age from 21 to 18.

It was Hogzilla, the largest hog ever discovered, it’s the current home of the largest swamp in North America and it’s the only state to have had three governors, simultaneously, twice - two times!

This is Queer Money...

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Do the economy, inflation and even stock market volatility have you feeling anxious?

A listener emailed, “Am I the only one feeling anxious about the state of the world today and my finances?” 

No, you’re not alone. Christina Roman, consumer education advocate at Experian, joins Queer Money episode 464 to share data from recent surveys on how we’re all feeling about our finances today and tips for how we can all reduce our finan...

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What is the most affordable LGBTQ+ friendly city in Hawaii?

It’s said to have the most isolated population in the world and is the recipient of more than nine million tourists and $16 billion in tourist dollars annually.

It’s technically located in Oceania, has the most southern point in the US and the tallest mountain in the world, and it’s where surfing was born.

This is Queer Money episode #463. And today, we’re sharing the most af...

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