Winter link flurry No. 2
A little love for your eyes, ears and heart in this sleepy time of year
Welcome to the second annual Healthy Rich winter link flurry! I’ll be completely off next week, claiming some rest and enjoying the near-universal quiet in my community while many others do the same.
Along with a round up of my favorite media hits of the year, this is also your annual reminder that you don’t have to earn rest, and rest doesn’t have to be a way to recharge for future productivity. Rest with me this week or any week because you’re a human in a body, and resting is part of that experience.
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Last year’s ventures outside of Healthy Rich were about bouncing the idea of budget culture with folks outside of my head, hearing their questions and figuring out what my new take was all about. This year, I used the opportunity of writing a book to further process my approach to money. And I made room for conversations where I could share the budget-free approach, and I gathered my favorites for you below.
(If you’ve got a podcast or publication and want to talk about a new way to think about money, please get in touch! I especially love talking with folks outside of the personal finance space, where we can learn how money intersects with your interest or expertise in ways people don’t often think about.)
What’s something you want to celebrate this year? Leave a comment for the community to shout out to something you’re proud of — or something from someone else you think we need to know about.
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I joined host Catherine Shen and fellow panelists Dr. Monette Ferguson and Nan J. Morrison on on Where We Live on WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio for a conversation about access to quality financial education.
I was delighted to join John Auten-Schneider and David Auten of Debt Free Guys on the Queer Money podcast to talk about budget culture, how to make peace with your debt and how to live without a budget!
I was on Women Awakening with Cynthia James to talk about my relationship with money growing up and learning to forgive and trust yourself around money.and I had a conversation on her podcast, , about budget culture and the ways money feels in your body.
Robin Colucci invited me on The Author's Corner to talk about getting a book deal for You Don’t Need a Budget off a viral essay about budget culture!
I shared my new take on budgeting for Money Talk with Skyler Fleming.
I talked with Wade Brill on her podcast Centered in the City about how to lead with conscious spending so you can untangle yourself from a budget culture mindset.
Kathy Oneto invited me on Sustainable Ambition to talk about how we can pursue good work.
I joined Olivia Summerhill on Divorce for Wealthy Women to talk about how budget culture's restriction and shame impacts everyone across varying levels of wealth and income.
Thanks for featuring Healthy Rich!
💖 Thanks to Nicola Wynn at Podia for sharing my story and letting me reflect on what I learned while experimenting with how to build Healthy Rich throughout this year.
💖 Thanks to Karen Axelton at Experian for including us among lots of heavy-hitting personal finance sites for women — and thank you, if you became a Healthy Rich subscriber after finding us there!
💖 Thanks to Michelle Lee at Moxie for featuring Healthy Rich among resources for freelancers.
For your TBR list
I did much less freelance writing than normal this year as I focused on the book, this newsletter and taking over a business. But I’m still always delighted to have an opportunity to bring a new spin on money to any publication that wants it — especially when I get to team up with another Substack author!
I loved doing these Q&As for Substacks:
Forat (love a diet culture/budget culture crossover!):
I continued to write for Business Insider this year, including a reflection on my experience taking out a mortgage for the first time and why I have mixed feelings about financial literacy.
I was invited to be a founding member of the Kiplinger Advisor Collective last spring, and part of that membership includes publishing content for Kiplinger.com.
In September, I took over the long-running Dear Penny financial advice column, which is produced by The Penny Hoarder and syndicated across local newspapers. Catch my columns at The Penny Hoarder, and submit your money queries here.
Before I dove deep into book mode, I joined several cool organizations to present talks or workshops on new ways to think, teach and talk about money. (If this is something your organization is interested in, let’s talk!)
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