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

Episodes

June 13, 2024 9 mins

“Why is it so expensive to be gay?” A common sentiment that we hear from many in the LGBTQ+ community. Much of that has to do with where we choose or end up living since housing costs for many make up anywhere between thirty to fifty percent of their take home pay.

If you’re one of the few LGBTQ folks with lots of cash, these are the top 5 most expensive cities for you to check out. If you don't have the cash, these could be cities ...

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We all have a money story. And for many of us in the LGBTQ community, it’s a negative narrative.

Maybe you were taught that money is the root of all evil. That there’s never enough to go around. Or that you have to work hard to make money.

Worse yet, you may believe that you don’t deserve financial stability, let alone financial freedom.

So, what can we do to recover from the childhood traumas that are affecting our money today?

Scott ...

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Where can I retire that is both affordable and LGBTQ friendly?

We get this question a lot, especially as comments on our Affordable LGBTQ+ Friendly Cities series content.

This is Queer Money episode #513. Today, we’re diving into the top 10 most affordable retirement locations for LGBTQ+ folks.

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40 years ago, the US changed its approach to retirement.

But those changes shifted the risk from the government and corporations to individuals. And now, nearly half of middle-class retirees will be downwardly mobile into poverty or near-poverty in their golden years.

So, what can we do to solve the retirement crisis in America?

Teresa Ghilarducci is the nationally recognized labor economist behind the new book, Work, Retire, Repea...

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Tens of thousands of small towns are scattered across the United States. Yet many of us have been lead to believe that none of these are great places for LGBTQ folks. Is this true?

Today we're looking at affordable LGBTQ+ friendly small towns, or places with a population of less than 50,000.

This is Queer Money episode #511. Today, we’re diving into 5 affordable small towns that are great spots for LGBTQ folks.

  • Get the dynamic lis...
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We’re drawn to drag queens and love being entertained by them.

But have you ever thought about what it takes to build a business as a drag performer? How much do they invest in costumes, makeup and marketing?

How do you make drag a full-time job?

Jessica L’Whor is an up-and-coming national queen who got her big break winning the Colorado State University Drag Show in 2013.

Since then, Jessica has been named Best New Queen on the Scene ...

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There are only 94 cities in the US with a population over 250,000. This means that there are thousands of small cities and towns across the country.

So, today we're looking at affordable LGBTQ+ friendly places in small-sized cities, which are cities with a population between 50,000 and 250,000.

This is Queer Money episode #509. Today, we’re diving into 5 affordable cities within small cities that are great spots for LGBTQ folks.

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What does the budget of a queer indie film look like?

What if you could invest in an LGBTQ movie as part of your diverse portfolio?


Gabe Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author, screenwriter and filmmaker who

writes for the Netflix series BIG MOUTH and hosts the Bad With Money podcast.


Gabe’s short film Grindr Baby was named one of five Frameline Voices for emerging LGBTQ directors in 2023, and his latest project, You &...

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Unpopular opinion alert! Not everyone wants to live in a big city.

For that reason, we're looking at affordable LGBTQ+ friendly places in medium-sized cities, which are cities with a population between 250,000 and 1,000,000.

This is Queer Money episode #507. Today, we’re diving into 5 affordable cities within medium cities that are great spots for LGBTQ folks.

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In a society that endorses hustle culture, burnout is common.

But conventional advice on how to overcome burnout is inadequate. A meditation app, yoga class or scented candle won’t undo the chronic exposure to stress that’s behind our exhaustion.

So, how do we identify what’s triggering our stress? And what can we do to reverse our symptoms of burnout?

Piggy and Kitty (otherwise known as Jess Fickett and Lauren Torres) are the award-...

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Take me to the city, the big city!

Big cities seem to be safer places for LGBTQ+ folks. We gravitate to them for many reasons; jobs, safety, community, services, etc.

Since so many LGBTQ+ folks feel compelled to migrate to these large cities, we wanted to examine where in these large cities have pockets of affordability.

This is Queer Money episode #505. Today, we’re diving into 5 affordable cities within large cities that are great ...

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We all want to retire somewhere that’s both affordable and LGBTQ+-friendly.

But do places like that exist?

What else should we consider when deciding where to spend our golden years?

Mark Goldstein is the host of Where Do Gays Retire?, a podcast that explores safe, affordable retirement options for the LGBTQ+ community.

Mark is also the creator of the Where Do Gays Retire Facebook Group, a 13,800-member community for conversations aro...

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Would you love to live in a gay mecca?

It seems that most, if not all, of the "gay meccas" are in megacities or cities with a metro population above 5 million.

Since so many LGBTQ+ folks feel compelled to migrate to these megacities for various reasons, we wanted to examine where in these megacities are pockets of affordability.

This is Queer Money episode #503. Today, we’re diving into 5 affordable cities within megacities that are ...

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Do you make poor financial decisions, even when you know better? If so, it may help to dig into your money story to find out why.

Stephani Niblock grew up in a cult that viewed women as caretakers who never say no to their husbands.

So, when her partner wanted to buy a luxury car or see a pricey nutritionist, Stephani went into debt to make it happen.

How did understanding her money story help Stephani turn things around?

Today, Steph...

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It's pretty easy to bash conservative states as members of the LGBTQ+ community when we see many of these states enacting laws against us. Yet, did you know that almost one-third of LGBTQ+ adults in the U.S. live in a Red State? There are many reasons that some folks may choose to stay or move to one of these Red States, one of which may be affordability and because they lack the financial privilege it takes to move to another stat...

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April 23, 2024 49 mins

There is strength in numbers.

Strength in the number of LGBTQ individuals and allies working together for positive change. In the numbers in our banking and investment accounts.

And in 500 episodes of the Queer Money podcast!

On this episode of Queer Money, we’re celebrating our status as one of the top five longest-running LGBTQ podcasts in the world.

We look back at the show’s origins, describing the experience that inspired us to s...

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Swing states. Moderate states. Purple states. No matter what you call them, there are roughly 11.25% or over 1,500,000 LGBTQ+ folks living in the 3 states that are defined at being Purlple States. One southern and two mid-west states are home to some of the cheapest cities in the U.S., but are any of them LGBTQ+ friendly?

With that in mind, we've mined our data on affordable LGBTQ friendly cities and have come up with the top 5 most...

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How do you make money with short-term rentals? Is it worth it? Is the market over saturated?

This is Queer Money episode #498, and today we’re joined by Jason Muth, owner of Prideaway Stays where he focuses on helping the LGBTQ+ find and rent out short-term rentals, especially in the Provincetown, MA area.

Topics Covered:

  • How Jason’s side hustle with STRs turned into his full-time job
  • Why Jason focuses on classic vacation markets ...
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We often hear from may of you that you'd only ever choose to live in a "Blue" state. Yet many folks see the cost of living in cities in blue states and think, "how the heck can the average LGBTQ person afford to live there?"

With that in mind, we've mined our data on affordable LGBTQ friendly cities and have come up with the top 5 most affordable cities in blue states.

This is Queer Money episode #497. Today, we’re diving into 5 aff...

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What are dry promotions and how do they harm marginalized communities more?

This is Queer Money episode #496, and today we’re sharing how your boss could get you to work more for less and what you should do about it.

Topics Covered:

  • How dry promotions are defined as promotions that come without a raise
  • The problem with being given additional responsibilities without additional authority
  • 6 reasons to decline a dry promotion at work
  • H...
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