We’re here because money should be easier for you to talk about and get good at. With friends, family, partners and in your work life. And guess what? It can be.
In an ideal world, financial concerns aren’t a problem. We would all work with a different relationship to money, knowing our needs are met and our desires are possible. But here, in the coyuntura, we deal with the realities of class, marginalization, racism, misogyny, homophobia, ableism…Here, we must fight for $15, actively support Black Lives Matter, be urgent about changing immigration policies, share with our friends and families in need. Here, we need to get our money right, and now is a great time.
Here, we need money to pay for food to survive — and hopefully to nourish and heal. Here, we need money to pay rent and hopefully to pay for places and spaces that are not rented, that might be ours to fully do as we wish with and in. Here, we work and do not always love it, and yearn to bring our gifts to the world.
I believe that helping create a foundation of economic solidity for individuals in creative, progressive, feminist, and queer communities is a way to ensure that these communities persist, have what we need, and can envision stability in service of strengthening our work.
Until there is a major shift in the economic system we are in, our communities will need money. We gotta get real about money in the here and now and start talking about it: we have to talk about class difference, we have to say that having access to resources is an asset without shaming the asset-haver, and we have to acknowledge that money is a needed resource worth generating for both individual and social reasons.
I’ve worked personally with hundreds of people in intimate conversations about their money on how to make their financial lives better. Real talk is one solution! There’s a reason that it’s called insider trading: tips, tricks, and folk knowledge helps when it you want to be smart with money.
Sharing our stories is another solution, and I’m lucky enough to have gotten so many of your stories. They’re shared in a podcast series, and a few highlights are below.
Things you’ve shared with me about money recently…
Snapshot of your collective take on class experience:
Your ways of describing things that matter to you right now:
“I need a financial plan and a way to feel motivated about it so it can work!”
“I want to live sustainably and be able to enjoy myself, as well. That is simply not happening right now.”
“I hate my day jobs and I want to fund my life with my passion projects. I don’t want to have “day jobs” anymore at all, I want to be sustained by meaningful work that I take pleasure in, and that serves people I am dedicated to serving.”
“I put a bit of my paycheck into my savings account every month, but think I should be putting some money in long-term investments. But have no idea which is smart to go with and don’t understand all these IRA bla bla blas.”
“I’m ready to end the cycle and save for my future because maybe I do deserve a future!!! A future where I can afford to find meaningful work and contribute my gifts/skills in an uplifting way!!”
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