Childfree Wealth®

Childfree Wealth®

Childfree Wealth® means having the time, money, and freedom to achieve your goals and dreams. Being Childfree or permanently childless does not automatically make you 'rich' but it does give you more flexibility in where you invest your time and resources. Join Bri Conn. Childfree Weatlth Specialist® & Dr. Jay Zigmont, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, for discussions on life and personal finance that reflect the unique needs of those who are Childfree or permanently childless. DISCLOSURE: This podcast is for educational and entertainment purposes. Please consult your advisors before implementing any ideas heard on this podcast. For more information and disclosures, visit https://childfreewealth.com

Episodes

May 15, 2024 29 mins

This episode is a recording from Dr. Jay’s latest talk at the Childless Collective Summit in April. In his talk, he discusses his experiences at financial conferences and his work with both childfree individuals and financial professionals, while sharing an engaging narrative on how being childfree impacts one's life and finances.


You’ll hear him challenge the standard life script and encourage listeners to envision their ...

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Ed Coambs is a former firefighter, now CFP® Professional & family financial therapist. In this episode, Jay and Ed delve into the intricate intersection of love, money, and psychology.


You’ll hear them explore the dynamics of couples' finances, the importance of understanding past experiences and attachment styles, and the key role these play in shaping our financial behaviors. Discussing the blurred lines between fina...

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In this conversation, Bri & Dr. Jay review her third CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ course focused on investments. As part of her professional journey, Bri undertakes these courses to enhance her understanding and skills in various areas of financial planning. The investment planning course is a crucial component of the CFP® Professional curriculum, designed to equip financial planners with the knowledge and skills to make inform...

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In this intriguing episode, Bri dives deep into the topic of legacy with guest, CaTyra Polland!


As a poet, keynote speaker, and author of her new book, Legacy Beyond Offspring, she’s focused on shattering conventional norms by exploring the concept of legacy beyond parenthood. From her own experience to insights from a focus group of childfree individuals, CaTyra discusses the myriad ways to leave a lasting impact without havin...

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April 26, 2024 58 mins

In this episode, you’ll get a behind the scenes look at a real financial planning session with Dr. Jay Zigmont, CFP®. Rebekah & Matt,  were originally in the Portraits of Childfree Wealth book & agreed to have their financial planning process recorded and shared.


They openly address the mental load of money, the fear of debt, and the often overlooked joy of everyday life. The conversation takes a turn as we explore the ...

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April 24, 2024 28 mins

Get ready for a deep dive into personal finance and life purpose as Bri and Dr. Jay take on the timeless book, "Your Money or Your Life!"


This lively discussion isn't just about numbers, it's about aligning your time, money, and passion to create an amazing life. Expect thought-provoking insights on consumerism, work-life balance, and the importance of valuing your time and energy while being packed with wis...

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April 17, 2024 29 mins

Childfree Wealth® is growing!


With that, we’ve had some recent changes. In this episode, Bri & Dr. Jay discuss the state of the firm & share more information regarding the Childfree Wealth Check-up, the newest way to work together.


Looking to book your own Childfree Wealth Check-up? Schedule it here


​​The Childfree Wealth Podcast, hosted by Bri Conn and Dr. Jay Zigmont, CFP®, is a financial and lifestyle podca...

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Do you have head trash holding you back? Those pesky mental hurdles can hold us back from reaching our full potential. With humor and candor, Bri & Dr. Jay explore how our own stories and ingrained beliefs can become roadblocks on the path to success.


Dr. Jay kicks off the discussion by likening head trash to unwanted clutter in our minds, obstructing our progress. Together, they dissect the origins of these mental barriers...

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Wondering what a CFP® Professional learns? As Bri completes her CFP® coursework, her & Dr. Jay recap what she’s learned. In this episode they tackle insurance planning and risk management.


While insurance may sound dull, they make it engaging by sharing Bri's journey through the course. She admits that it took a lot of discipline to power through as it at times felt neverending.


You’ll hear practical advice on find...

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March 29, 2024 63 mins

In this episode, you’ll get a behind the scenes look at a real financial planning session with Dr. Jay Zigmont, CFP®. Rebekah & Matt, were originally in the Portraits of Childfree Wealth book & agreed to have their financial planning process recorded & shared. This is their second meeting in a series of six meetings - stay tuned for the others.


Resources:

+ Rebekah & Matt Planning Session 1

+ The Gap and the Gain ...

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March 27, 2024 23 mins

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz tackles a common blindspot in businesses: financial clarity with a focus on making profit a priority from day one. By allocating funds for profit upfront, businesses ensure financial stability and sustainable growth, debunking the myth that profit is a dirty word.

 

Bri introduces the five foundational accounts recommended by the book: income, profit, owner's pay, taxes, and operating expenses. T...

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March 25, 2024 39 mins

Join Dr. Jay as he sits down with Laura Carroll, a pioneering figure in the childfree by choice community. Laura, renowned for her insightful books and advocacy, discusses her latest work, "A Special Sisterhood." This book delves into the lives of 100 different women throughout history.


In honor of Women's History Month, Laura and Dr. Jay explore the diverse experiences of women throughout history. They challenge...

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March 20, 2024 25 mins

You may have heard of the sandwich generation, but have you heard of the open face sandwich?


We use this term when referring to childfree people needing to take care of not only themselves, but their parents. If you’re childfree, it’s often assumed you can handle your parents.


Sometimes it can be hard to know what to do. In this episode, Bri & Dr. Jay dive into what it takes to care for parents and how you can start hav...

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March 15, 2024 39 mins

"Hi, I'm Cianna and I'm going to die someday." 


With this thought-provoking introduction, Cianna Stewart, founder of Dying Kindness prompts questions from those around her.


Today, Bri talks with her as she shares her unique perspective as a caregiver with extensive experience in navigating the complexities of death to the forefront. Drawing from her background working in HIV during the 1990s and her pers...

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March 13, 2024 46 mins

Join us as we explore the ins and outs of long-term care insurance with our special guest, Jill McNeill, a seasoned expert with over 14 years of experience in the field.


In this episode, she takes Dr. Jay through the world of long-term care insurance, breaking down the complexities and providing valuable insights. From standalone policies to hybrid options like life insurance and annuities, Jill guides us through the difference...

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March 8, 2024 29 mins

Many individuals may delay or avoid estate planning altogether, but Bri and Dr. Jay make a compelling case for why it's essential regardless of parental status. Breaking down the components of estate planning, including wills, power of attorney, and living wills, you’ll hear what each entails and why they're vital for everyone, especially the childfree. 


Throughout the episode, they emphasize the importance of taking ...

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​​The research on the childfree population is lacking. Drs. Jennifer Watling Neal & Zachary Neal are looking to change that. Working out of Michigan State University they’re the researchers behind one of the most well-known studies on the childfree population to date.


Throughout the conversation they dive into the intricacies of terms like "childfree" versus "childless" and the importance of accurate cat...

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March 1, 2024 58 mins

In this episode, you’ll get a behind the scenes look at a real financial planning session with Dr. Jay Zigmont, CFP®. Rebekah & Matt,  were originally in the Portraits of Childfree Wealth book & agreed to have their financial planning process recorded and shared.

Resources:


Disclaimer: Rebekah & Matt have agreed to have their financial...

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February 28, 2024 26 mins

Discover how "The Gap and the Gain" challenges conventional thinking about success and happiness. Bri and Dr. Jay dissect the book's key concepts, from reframing perspectives on achievement to navigating the pitfalls of social media comparison.

As they share personal anecdotes and professional insights, Bri and Dr. Jay invite listeners to question their own attitudes towards success and fulfillment. Whether you'r...

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February 21, 2024 34 mins

Dr. Jay is joined by Sheri Johnson to unpack the nuances between being childfree and childless, drawing from Sheri's personal experience of transitioning from a fertility journey to embracing a childfree lifestyle. Sheri shares her  journey of grappling with miscarriages, fertility challenges, and the pivotal decision that led her to redefine her path without children.

Through heartfelt dialogue, they explore the soci...

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