Power Of The Purse Podcast

Lynn S. Evans

Understanding money isn’t about being rich or getting rich quick, it is about independence and freedom of choice. You are not alone as you struggle with being the perfect wife, mother, daughter, daughter-in-law, and all the other traditional roles assigned to us by our cultures. These pressures can feel overwhelming, and when we add the demands of a career on top of it all, many women choose to pass on dealing with money issues until they are forced to.

And that is not the best time to learn.Here we explore the stories of other women and how they have handled the demands of finances, family, and career. We talk about falling short of perfection, but also lessons learned and the best advice our peers have to offer for financial security and putting our perceived failures in their proper place.My mission is to take away the stigmas attached to women and money. To

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Today on Power of the Purse, I’m talking to Errin Weisman, DO, a life coach, podcaster, and fierce wellness advocate who helps inspire female physicians and working moms to do the work they love and absolutely love life. She reminds us that change is possible; the goal is to have a joyful and sustainable career. In this breathtaking … Continue reading Episode 89: Doctor Me First →

Nov 2020

38 min 54 sec

Financial Fitness Trainer Tracey Bissett joins us to explain how financial health can be improved just like physical health… and the practical building blocks to do so. She’s a passionate believer that financial literacy is a fundamental life skill, and preaches the lessons she has learned in her 20 years of experience in finance. Tracey … Continue reading Episode 88: Financial Fitness: The Younger Our Kids Learn About Money The Better →

Nov 2020

37 min 5 sec

Bari Zahn operates as a tax attorney, business advisor, and General Counsel and has represented a broad array of multinational clients on U.S. and Cross-Border transactions across all industry sectors. Bari reveals what motivated her to become an attorney. She was inspired to harness the law and use it to make meaningful changes in other … Continue reading Episode 87: Making a Commitment To Helping Others with Bari Zahn →

Nov 2020

37 min 31 sec

Mary Crafts chats with us about making decisions out of love rather than fear. Mary Crafts built what would become the most renowned catering company in Utah. That multi-million dollar empire became the launching pad for so much more. Mary reminds us that it doesn’t matter how many people believe in us; we need to … Continue reading Episode 86: A Badass Woman with A Purpose →

Jul 2020

43 min 40 sec

Wendy Steele reminds us that this country started as men being the breadwinners and women staying at home to raise the kids. When women had more time on their hands, they volunteered, rolled up their sleeves, and did the work. We do so much better, and we get so much more out of our generosity … Continue reading Episode 85: The Power of Women Giving as One with Wendy Steele →

Jun 2020

31 min 33 sec

Joan Lunden shares her personal stories and expertise as both a Boomer woman and an accomplished television personality of over 20 years. Joan starts off by talking about life in the spotlight. Being highly recognizable and appearing on national television every day meant that Joan was not your average working mom! Through intention, organization, and … Continue reading Episode 84: Why Did I Come Into This Room? A Candid Conversation About Aging →

Jun 2020

59 min 42 sec

Isn’t it time you used your wealth to make a difference in the world? Haleh Moddasser shares her personal stories and professional expertise as both a Boomer woman and an accomplished wealth management adviser. Haleh brings insights that resonate with women of means who long for a way to make a BIG difference in this … Continue reading Episode 83: Women on Top…of the Money Game →

Jun 2020

34 min 22 sec

Episode 82:  Haleh Moddasser chats with us about how women can plan for financial independence, utilize our control of our wealth, and create change in a man-centric world. Haleh Moddasser, author of “Gray Divorce, Silver Linings: A Woman’s Guide to Divorce After 50” and Senior Vice President of Stearns Financial Group is here to bring … Continue reading Episode 82: Planning for Financial Independence with Haleh Moddasser →

Feb 2020

33 min 36 sec

Nancy Giere is a motivational speaker, voice-over performer, and comedic entrepreneur who’s Sicilan background has bred a lifelong commitment to finding the humor in all things. She is also the host of “Laugh at First Swipe”, a podcast that explores funny stories related to dating in the digital age. Over the year’s Nancy’s experience has … Continue reading Episode 81: Nancy Giere gives us a comic take on life, dating, business, and success →

Dec 2019

34 min 56 sec

Marguerita Cheng is the Chief Executive Officer at Blue Ocean Global Wealth. She’s the spokesperson for the AARP Financial Freedom Campaign and has a long list of credentials that make her an expert in the financial planning world. Besides that, she has been lucky enough to gain some financial wisdom at a young age from … Continue reading Episode 80: Marguerita Cheng explains how women belong in the financial world and sheds light on the 4 things we should teach our children to ensure their financial literacy →

Nov 2019

44 min 10 sec

Retirement takes a great deal of planning. Thinking about retirement can be overwhelming because there are many financial decisions that need to be made–because you don’t want your money to run out before you do.  Maybe you are worried that you will make less than favorable decisions about how you will create a financially secure … Continue reading Episode 79: Bill Borton explains the top 5 mistakes people make when planning for retirement →

Oct 2019

38 min 48 sec

Have you been looking for a way to do what you love, tap into your authentic self and achieve success–both monetarily and personally? Today’s episode will inspire you to look for ways to recognize your strengths and passion to help you achieve the outcomes you desire. Lynn speaks with Nicole Jansen, a Human Behavior Specialist, … Continue reading Episode 78 – Achieving Success by Combining Your Strengths and Passions with Nicole Jansen →

Sep 2019

39 min 27 sec

Lynn speaks with Angela Marshall, also known as Author Stone, who a native of Augusta, Georgia, an entrepreneur and positive words powerhouse. She is also the author of “Reality to Rags to Riches; The Story and Life of an Ex NFL Wife.” Lynn and Angela discuss Angela’s experiences as an NFL wife, how she has … Continue reading Episode 77 – Transitioning from spectator to motivator with guest Angela Marshall →

Sep 2019

39 min 10 sec

If you are ready to move into your second home because of retirement or perhaps a parent has passed and you are tasked with selling their house (and trying to figure out what to do with 50 years accumulated possessions), you may be feeling overwhelmed and thinking, “I NEED HELP!” Today’s episode is sure to … Continue reading Episode 76 – How to relocate or downsize without the stress with guest Lori Ligorio →

Aug 2019

33 min 3 sec

Lynn sits down with Dr. Jen Caudle, a board-certified Family Medicine physician and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Rowan University-School of Osteopathic Medicine. She appears as a regular on-air health expert for local and national news networks, including The TODAY Show, The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, FOX News, Rachael Ray Show, … Continue reading Episode 75 – Dr. Jen Caudle discusses bullying, addictions and what the medical community is doing about it →

Aug 2019

48 min 39 sec

Lynn’s guest is Anna Rappaport, and an internationally recognized consultant, speaker, and author on strategies for a secure retirement and aging workforce issues.  Anna had a 28 year career with Mercer Human Resources Consulting where she was a worldwide partner. She started Anna Rappaport Consulting in 2005. She is a Fellow of the Society of … Continue reading Episode 74 -Creating A Life Portfolio with Anna Rappaport →

Jul 2019

43 min 35 sec

Lynn sits down with Autumn Nessler, a certified retirement options coach, who specializes in assisting women who are transitioning from their working life to a retirement lifestyle of their own design.  Autumn’s company is An Intentional Life LLC and its approach is to help women understand that retirement is more than just having enough money.  … Continue reading Episode 73 – Transitioning From Working Life To A Retirement Lifestyle →

Jun 2019

44 min 5 sec

Lynn sits down with Gabrielle Hartley, an attorney, coach mediator and author to discuss Gabrielle’s unique approach to divorce which is outlined in her book, Better Apart: The Radically Positive Way to Separate.  Her approach to handling divorce combines the healing power of meditation and yoga with the difficulty and often unpredictability of divorce.  With … Continue reading Episode 72 – The Positive Way to Separate →

May 2019

28 min 33 sec

Keeping the family home instead of taking other types of compensation might feel right, but, believe it or not, it’s one of the five most common mistakes women make during the divorce process. Today, Lynn S. Evans unpacks five common mistakes women make when getting a divorce, covering content from her book, Power of the … Continue reading Episode 71 – Five Mistakes Women Make During a Divorce →

Feb 2019

23 min 49 sec

Over the last two and a half years, Lynn S. Evans has shared the mic with baby boomer women who’ve taken control of their money, braved life’s transitions with humor and grace, and have become thought leaders in male-dominated industries.   Today, Lynn revisits the stories that have stuck with her the most, along with … Continue reading Episode 70 – Reflections →

Feb 2019

30 min 47 sec

  The transition to retirement can be a challenging one. In fact, the six months leading up to retirement is known to be the most difficult time for a majority of people. Louise Nayer, author of Poised for Retirement: Moving From Anxiety to Zen, joins Lynn S. Evans to share her insight on the shift … Continue reading Episode 69 – Moving from Anxiety to Zen in Retirement — With Guest Louise Nayer →

Jan 2019

37 min 24 sec

Have you ever attended a networking event, collected a pocket-full of business cards, only to go home, dump all of those cards onto your kitchen table, stare blankly at them and think, “So what? I don’t think any of these people have relevance to my business.” If you feel powerless or aimless in your approach … Continue reading Episode 68 – How to Build Your Dream Network—With Guest Kelly Hoey →

Dec 2018

41 min 36 sec

The thought of becoming a widow is a common fear for baby boomer women. It’s scary to consider going solo, isn’t it? And for women whose spouses handled all of their finances, going through this period can be particularly difficult. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In this episode, Lynn S. Evans shares … Continue reading Episode 67 – No Fear About Being a Widow →

Dec 2018

20 min 58 sec

It’s not every day that you meet someone who feels enthusiastic about Medicare! Meet Gwynn Sharick-Elberson, a self-professed Medicare dork who is all too happy to help people navigate this health insurance program. Today, Gwynn joins Lynn to explain must-know Medicare details and to explore her earliest experiences with money. In this episode, you’ll learn: … Continue reading Episode 66 – Clear Away Your Medicare Stress—with Guest Gwynn Sharick-Elberson →

Nov 2018

33 min 1 sec

If you’re a regular listener, you’ve heard Lynn S. Evans interview numerous baby boomer women who are experts on what matters most to their generation. But it’s been too long since we’ve heard from the woman herself — Lynn S. Evans! In this special episode, Lynn explains why she is determined to help baby boomer … Continue reading Episode 65 – Get to Know Your Host, Lynn S. Evans →

Oct 2018

31 min 49 sec

The dating world has changed drastically since baby boomer women were in their 20s. There is texting etiquette and online dating websites to navigate, for instance. Plus, baby boomers have different needs and desires now than when they were younger. This week’s guest is here to help women understand the dating scene and feel empowered … Continue reading Episode 64 – Secrets to Dating After 50—With Guest Lisa Copeland →

Sep 2018

45 min 23 sec

Today, Lynn S. Evans is joined by Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski, a baby boomer blogger and founder of BabyBoomster.com. Rebecca writes for active women over 50 who love to have fun, explore the world, stay healthy and vibrant for as long as possible, and aspire to make the world a better place for future generations. On … Continue reading Episode 63 — The Life of a Baby Boomer Blogger— with Guest Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski →

Aug 2018

37 min 35 sec

In today’s episode, Lynn S. Evans speaks with special guest Wendi Burkhardt about Silvernest, a unique roommate-matching service that helps baby boomers and empty nesters age-in-place and use their homes as an income-producing asset during retirement. As Silvernest’s CEO, Wendi discusses her passion behind bringing people together in an affordable house-sharing situation. Wendi also explains … Continue reading Episode 62 – Reimagining Retirement Communities — with Guest Wendi Burkhardt →

Jul 2018

38 min 35 sec

In this episode, Lynn Evans and special guest, LaTida Smith, discuss the Moses Taylor Foundation, an organization that aims to improve the health and wellness of residents and communities in Northeast Pennsylvania. LaTida is making a difference in her community by taking a different approach to her role as President and CEO.   LaTida talks … Continue reading Episode 61 –  Championing Health and Wellness for Residents and Communities in Northeast Pennsylvania—with Guest LaTida Smith   →

Jul 2018

30 min 33 sec

Today, Lynn Evans and special guest, Joy Loverde, discuss an uncomfortable question that becomes more pressing as we age… Should we need it, who will care for us when we’re older? Joy Loverde is a family caregiver and the author of Who Will Take Care Of Me When I’m Old? Joy approaches this episode with … Continue reading Episode 60 – Who Will Care for Baby Boomers?— With Guest, Joy Loverde →

May 2018

44 min 6 sec

Are you in the middle of a divorce settlement? Today’s episode is all about helping women prepare for the divorce process. Even just the thought of going through this significant life transition can feel overwhelming. To address this emotional and challenging process, Lynn S. Evans has brought in a special guest, Carol Lee Roberts, president … Continue reading Episode 59 – How to Navigate a Divorce Settlement with Guest, Carol Lee Roberts →

Apr 2018

43 min 45 sec

Candida remembers staring up at the Statue of Liberty in awe.   At nine years old, she had just arrived on a ship to the U.S., alongside her mom and sister. Candida would spend the rest of her childhood marveling at her mom’s ability to stretch out a dollar and support her family on a … Continue reading Episode 58 – With Candida Seasock →

Apr 2018

33 min 22 sec

Isobel Wayrick hadn’t even begun high school when she received her first paycheck. When Isobel was 15 years old, she and her parents immigrated to the U.S. with little money. Determined to afford a college education for their daughter, Isobel’s parents got her a part-time job—another source of income for the family. The Scottish teenager … Continue reading Episode 57 – Isobel Wayrick VP at Mars International →

Apr 2018

32 min 15 sec

Ever since Kim Manning was 10 years old, she planned on becoming an attorney. But at that time, her dream felt like a tall order. Maybe even impossible. Kim’s parents became separated that same year, and the family’s income plummeted. Kim and her mother landed in welfare housing after losing their home. Relying on food … Continue reading Episode 56 – Don’t Give Up Your Dreams  – With Kim Manning →

Mar 2018

43 min 4 sec

Caregivers tend put the needs of others first, and therefore they are vulnerable to feeling depleted – as though they’re “running on empty” Take it from Amy Goyer, a music therapist and Family and Caregiving Expert for AARP. Amy has been caring for older adults her entire life, all while writing, advocating and speaking on … Continue reading Episode 55 – A Love Letter to Caregivers →

Feb 2018

51 min 53 sec

Like a lot of women her age, Meredith Maran has a hard time believing she’s a woman of her age. And yet she’s published more than a dozen books, including The New Old Me, Why We Write About Ourselves, Why We Write, My Lie, and A Theory of Small Earthquakes. She writes for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los … Continue reading Episode 54: How To Reinvent Your Life At 60, with Meredith Maran →

Dec 2017

40 min 5 sec

This is the third of three podcasts with Sally. Listen to part 1 and part 2. HOW TO CONTACT SALLY: Email: sallyhurme@gmail.com

Nov 2017

51 min 19 sec

Claire Hillier is the Managing Director of Commercial Lending at Borro. She is responsible for the end-to-end client experience, deal structuring and new lending across the group. Claire spends much of her time working with clients and partners tailoring lending solutions. Prior to joining Borro, Claire was Senior Channel Manager for Lloyds Banking Group’s personal loans … Continue reading Episode 51: Understanding the World of Luxury Asset-Backed Lending, with Claire Hillier →

Nov 2017

38 min 45 sec

Sally Hurme is an estate planning elder law attorney and an author of six books. She worked on Capitol Hill for six years, where she realized that it was apparent a woman needed an advanced degree. Sally went to law school in the ‘70s when there were very few women students or professors. She started a … Continue reading Episode 50: What Baby Boomer Women Need To Know About Caregiving, with Sally Hurme →

Oct 2017

43 min 57 sec

Episode 49: How To Get the Most Out of Medicare, with Patricia Barry Patricia Barry is a journalist and a sought-after expert on Medicare. She is the author of Medicare for Dummies. Patricia worked with AARP for 18 years, writing about Medicare, and she continues now as a resource for people who have questions about Medicare — … Continue reading Episode 49: How To Get the Most Out of Medicare, with Patricia Barry →

Oct 2017

48 min 46 sec

Episode 48: Navigating the Emotions and Challenges of Wealth, with Thayer Cheatham Willis Thayer Cheatham Willis is an internationally acclaimed author, educator, speaker, and leading authority in the area of wealth counseling. She’s been a licensed practicing psychotherapist since 1990 and her primary focus is on facilitating the work of inheritors and their families as they cope … Continue reading Episode 48: Navigating the Emotions and Challenges of Wealth →

Oct 2017

47 min 43 sec

Friday Fables, Episode 6: Getting Clear On What You Want During Retirement Welcome to this week’s Friday Fable. Today, Lynn tells us a short story about a physician on the brink of retirement trying to figure out exactly what she wants retirement to look at. Enjoy the listen!

Oct 2017

3 min 25 sec

Episode 47: What Baby Boomer Women Need to Know About Social Security and Medicare, with Elaine Floyd Elaine Floyd is the director of retirement and life planning for horsesmouth.com. She’s the author of a few programs designed for financial advisors called Savvy Social Security Planning for Boomers and Savvy Medicare Planning for Boomers. After 20 years … Continue reading Episode 47: What Baby Boomer Women Need to Know About Social Security and Medicare, with Elaine Floyd →

Sep 2017

41 min 57 sec

Ellen Sills-Levy is the founder and client insights director of ESL Insights LLC. Part of the world of market research for many years, Ellen has been involved with BBDO International, Citibank, Simmons Market Research Bureau, Investment Research Services, segment head of TNS Custom Research Inc., and Phoenix Marketing International. How to contact Ellen: Email: ellen@esl-consulting.com Website: www.esl-consulting.com Twitter: @sillslevy

Sep 2017

47 min 10 sec

Friday Fables, Episode 5: Retirement Planning Is a Creative Process Welcome to this week’s Friday Fable.Today, Lynn tells us a short story about a woman who desperately wants to leave medicine but believes she has no choice but to wait it out. Find out what she learns when she finally takes her head out of the sand. Enjoy the … Continue reading Friday Fables, Episode 5 →

Sep 2017

4 min 9 sec

Dr. Valerie Weber is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania. The youngest of three children, Dr. Weber was raised by an engineer father and a stay-at-home mother. She attended Washington & Jefferson College and earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology in 1987 and then an MD at the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. She trained … Continue reading Episode 45: How Physician Education Is Improving the Patient Experience, with Valerie Weber →

Aug 2017

44 min 43 sec

Carmen Kahiu is the operations manager for Geisinger Health Plan Family. Her passion lies in mentoring others to live a life that is prosperous. She loves speaking to students and developing her staff to move on to higher levels positions. In this episode of Power Of The Purse podcast, Lynn and Carmen discuss: How Carmen … Continue reading Episode 44: The Life-Changing Power of Mentoring, with Carmen Kahiu →

Aug 2017

44 min 27 sec

Dr. Carmen Twillie Ambar came to Cedar Crest College as its 13th president in 2008. She serves on the board of a number of organizations. She’s been awarded a number of awards including being honored by the Governor’s office as a distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania. Prior to her time at Cedar Crest, she had a … Continue reading Episode 43: Carmen Twillie Ambar →

Aug 2017

53 min 35 sec

Susan Flynn-Hollander is the vice-president of legal department at the True North Practice Management Associates, LLC, and she’s also a private consultant. In 2016, Susan was named one of the best women in business from the New Jersey Biz Magazine. 2014, she was the Salute to the Policymakers Award from Executive Women of New Jersey, and … Continue reading Episode 42: How to Embrace Change and Opportunity, with Susan Flynn-Hollander →

Aug 2017

49 min 1 sec

Mary Beth is the author Maximizing Social Security Retirement Benefits. Mary Beth has always written about money from covering big-picture issues such as the federal budget, tax policy and Social Security reform on Capitol Hill to personal finance strategies for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. She was a Capitol Hill correspondent of United Press International, senior editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, … Continue reading Episode 41: How to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits, with Mary Beth Franklin →

Jul 2017

31 min 22 sec