Friends Who Talk About Money

Friends Who Talk About Money

Money intersects with and impacts nearly all our relationships and experiences, but discussing it has always been considered taboo. We think it should be celebrated. Hosted by Claire Wasserman, writer and financial advocate, Friends Who Talk About Money brings friends, families and couples together to talk about an element of their relationship that they might otherwise avoid: money. In each episode, Claire will also interview subject matter experts to offer insights based on the conversation and help listeners navigate similar situations in their own lives.... Show More

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March 1, 2021 29 min

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After four years, two apartments, multiple job changes and a pandemic, partners Weslie and Patrick are beginning to realize that while their relationship has gotten serious, their approach to money is stuck in the friend zone. They discuss their opposing financial attitudes, what’s holding them back and how they can find common ground. This episode’s expert is financial writer Jackie Lam, who specializes in relationships and the e...
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Since the start of the pandemic, young adults have been moving back home at record rates. And while rooming with the ‘rents is a great way to save money (and enjoy some extra home-cooked meals), it’s also a test of expectations and communication. Parents Zelda and Everett talk with their daughter, Donnis, about the emotional and financial impact of having three generations under one roof and the priorities that help them make it wo...
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Somewhere along the way, talking about money with friends became taboo – how much we make, what our financial goals are and how we can reach them. But fortunately, that’s never been the case for Candace and Erica. In fact, for these longtime friends, it’s quite the opposite. For years, they’ve talked openly and honestly about all things money in their accountability group and it’s paid off in all sorts of ways. This episode’s expe...
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October 26, 2020 2 min
Over the past few months, we’ve heard from friends, families and couples, who have opened up about their very unique money stories. We can’t get enough of these financial heart-to-hearts, and we hope you’ve been loving them too. We are excited to continue celebrating the power of money conversations, and we’re working on a new batch of episodes coming soon. Thanks for listening to Friends Who Talk About Money from John Hancock and ...
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Anna, a mother of four, and Tiana, who’s expecting her first child, have been friends for over a decade. In that time, they’ve talked about anything and everything, with one notable exception: money. As Tiana’s due date rapidly approaches, she realizes it’s better late than never to tap into her friend’s vast experience and knowledge about the financial realities of parenthood. Next, Carly Leahy, Cofounder of Modern Fertility, di...
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Cultural and generational differences play a big role in the financial relationship between parents and their adult children. In traditional African culture, parents and children simply don’t discuss finances, and for Ornella and her mother, Didi, that was certainly the case. That is, until Ornella followed in Didi’s footsteps and opened up a restaurant that serves traditional African food. Then everything changed, and they’re neve...
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What does financial freedom mean to you? Childhood friends Armie and Carl discuss their ever-changing definitions of the phrase, and how their early experiences with money, unique career paths, and decades of friendship have influenced it over time. Then, Dominique Broadway, millennial personal finance expert and Founder of Finances Demystified, shares her thoughts on the power of changing one's mindset through daily money affi...
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On this special episode, Claire swaps seats from host to guest, and chats with her Ladies Get Paid co-founder and the yin to her yang, Ashley Louise. They explore their different financial upbringings, attitudes about risk and money, and how those differences have helped them build their business and adjust to the changes brought upon by the pandemic.
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Are you in the sandwich generation? Start by asking yourself these five questions: https://www.johnhancock.com/financial-advice/ideas-insights/are-you-in-the-sandwich-generation.html?cid=XvmzUt68HxYVpAarSt

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Martha and Dave have been dating for a couple years, but it wasn’t until a sudden shift in living situations (hi, Coronavirus) that they started to talk seriously about what’s next. Recent conversations have exposed their very different financial backgrounds, mindsets and values. Listen in as Martha and Dave talk money, marriage and more. Then, hear what Connor Spiro, Certified Financial Planner at John Hancock, says about the impo...
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Going from two steady household incomes to one is difficult and, let’s face it, costly. Throw in two small children and a pandemic, and it’s even more complicated. But that’s just what Holly and Jamie did when they decided Jamie would become a stay-at-home dad. Listen to see how they navigate financial stability, emotional fulfillment and adjusting goals in this time of great change. Then, guest expert Lindsay Bryan-Podvin, Founder...
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Julie and Tammy have been best friends ever since meeting on a moonlit bike ride. They’ve stood by each other through marriage, divorce, career changes, personal loss, and now…retirement. Hear how their financial mindsets have shifted over the years and the impact “the ‘Rona” has on their retirement plans and perspectives. Also, get advice from Patrick Murphy, CEO of John Hancock Retirement, on the role flexibility plays in plannin...
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Bob, Gari, and their two grown children, Leslie and Jack, discuss the highs and lows of family finances. What can kids learn about finances from their parents and vice versa? How does our upbringing affect our financial literacy and values? And are you ever too old to be on your parents’ cell phone plan? Plus, Priya Malani, founder and CEO of Stash Wealth, weighs in on the fragile nature of family financial dynamics and the importa...
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Carena and Dorothy have known each other since law school, and even though their careers have taken different twists and turns, they’ve remained close friends and confidants. From their early days of having “meetings in the middle” in their shared office, no money topic is off the table. See how their frequent and candid financial conversations have influenced their careers, relationships and lives. And, hear from guest expert Cary...
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It’s time we stopped stressing about the financial elephant in the room, and started addressing it. Introducing, Friends Who Talk About Money.
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