Best Friends Finance

By Amanda Kessler & Lara Ford

Two working moms and solopreneurs learn that when women start talking about money, it’s worth a million! Best Friends Finance is a weekly podcast featuring stories, ideas and support to help empower women to take control of their financial future by talking about money...with friends. Hosted by Amanda Kessler & Lara Ford, who made it to their forties with their heads planted firmly in the sand regarding finances, until a few key conversations with friends changed the trajectories of their financial lives. NO judgment, no lectures. Just a chat with best friends.

  1. 1.
    Avoiding the biggest threats to a secure retirement, with investment advisor Pam Prine
    45:07
  2. 2.
    Money Problem vs. Money Project with Author and CPA, Chris Felton
    43:16
  3. 3.
    Thinking (A)broadly to Slash Higher Education Costs with Blogger Crista Wathen
    30:57
  4. 4.
    Investing and Building a Stock Portfolio Before High School Graduation? Why Not? Teen Investor, Entrepreneur and Author, Jack Rosenthal Shows Us How!
    21:32
  5. 5.
    Women, Men and Money with Financial Advisor DeeAnna Burkholder
    37:00
  6. 6.
    Accountant and Tax Strategist, Paris Banisaeid, Discusses All Things Taxes, Retirement and How Life as an Entrepreneur Gives You More Choices
    37:39
  7. 7.
    Tackling Debt and Building Generational Wealth at the Same Time? Yes! Mommy and Her Budget Blogger, Chris Brown, Shows Us How.
    26:44
  8. 8.
    A Suitcase and a Smile The Story of Christina Gawlik: Why She Chose to Live a Traveler's Lifestyle and How To Do It
    49:05
  1. 9.
    Travel for the Low with Fly.nanced Creator, Cinneah El-Amin
    43:32
  2. 10.
    Making Personal Finance Fun with a Money Mindset, Business and Finance Blogger, Kristina Gudelis
    31:23
  3. 11.
    Slay the B-Word to Live a Life You Love with Easy Budget Blogger, Merilee Speigner
    38:29
  4. 12.
    Author and Vitality Coach Chana Mason Helps Us Build Our Cash Machine
    56:01
  5. 13.
    How Will You Live Richly in 2021?
    31:40
  6. 14.
    Greatest Hits! Food, Fitness and Finance with Amanda Nighbert, RD, Creator of the LEAN Phenomenon
    53:46
  7. 15.
    Greatest Hits: How this (Previously Taboo) Conversation Started
    21:45
  8. 16.
    Attorney and Money Mentor, Delyanne The Money Coach, On Growing Your Net Worth After Years of Stagnation
    44:13
  9. 17.
    Greatest Hits! Ready to Create Your Path to Success? CFP Katy Greene Shows us Where to Start.
    43:04
  10. 18.
    Essential Listening for 20 Somethings and All Girl Moms, with FinanciALLI Focused Founder, Alli Williams
    44:32
  11. 19.
    How Couples Can Reduce Holiday Financial Stress and Still Create Holiday Magic with Sarah and Chris Helms
    38:01
  12. 20.
    Your Game Plan to Control Holiday Spending with Holly of From Possibility to Actuality
    30:52
  13. 21.
    What Does Financial Security Look Like To You? CFP and Owner of Guiding Wealth, Hannah Moore
    38:55
  14. 22.
    The BFFs Talk Simple Ways to Save on Groceries
    27:41
  15. 23.
    Our Relationship with Money from an Emotional and Spiritual perspective with Money Coach, Heidi Carter
    37:46
  16. 24.
    Financial Blogger Sahirenys Pierce on Meeting Financial Challenges with Poise
    46:06
  17. 25.
    Listener Money Story! Taneisha Barton On Being A "NO" Girl and Not Being Too Hard On Yourself
    42:29
  18. 26.
    The Essentials of Estate Planning with Wendy Monteith, Esq.
    38:18
  19. 27.
    THE 90 DAY SPEND LESS/SAVE MORE CHALLENGE. WHAT WILL YOU COMMIT TO?
    31:38
  20. 28.
    YouTuber Yanely Espinal, aka MissBeHelpful, Empowers Young Women with the True Definition of Wealth
    31:51
  21. 29.
    Author, Researcher and Breakthrough Coach, Shadé Ashani on How Your Relationship With Your Dad Can Affect Your Bank Account
    31:46
  22. 30.
    Listener Money Story! Heidi Bounds on How a Career Pivot Lead to Financial Freedom
    34:57
  23. 31.
    Senior Director of Retirement & Investor Research at ICI Sarah Holden on Features of 401(k) Plans, Including the Potential for "Free Money"
    43:23
  24. 32.
    Ironman and Eco Challenge Fiji Competitor Sonja Wieck on Values Based Budgeting (When Your Passion Doesn't Come with a Paycheck)
    52:44
  25. 33.
    Amanda & Steve: From Polar Opposites to a Solid Team
    48:05
  26. 34.
    Lara & Jeff Talk Reinventing Their Financial Lives Together
    36:38
  27. 35.
    Being More with Less with Project 333 Author, Courtney Carver
    44:07
  28. 36.
    Breaking Down Barriers Between Women and Strong Financial Foundations with Author Ande Frazier
    45:04
  29. 37.
    Modern Couples Talk Money with Sarah & Chris Helms
    39:58
  30. 38.
    The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You with Author Lydia Fenet
    38:23
  31. 39.
    Amanda's Money Story Update
    21:00
  32. 40.
    Lara's Money Story Update
    32:04
  33. 41.
    Listener Money Story: Heather Guyan, Mom of Three, Takes the Leap to Become Debt Free
    35:36
  34. 42.
    The Ultimate Spending (and Saving) Experiment
    34:15
  35. 43.
    Focus on Your Strengths and Thrive, With Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Amy Zambetti
    37:49
  36. 44.
    From Money Mistakes to Millionaire Next Door with Stephanie Quevedo
    47:55
  37. 45.
    Destigmatizing Investing, Wealth and Power for Women with The Boss Lady Investor Author, Krista Goodrich
    52:11
  38. 46.
    Food, Fitness and Finance with Amanda Nighbert, RD, Creator of the LEAN Phenomenon
    52:23
  39. 47.
    Building Your Emergency Fund Parachute on the Way Down
    25:36
  40. 48.
    Staying Well (and Sane) When Normalcy is Out the Window with Bridgette Binford
    28:51
  41. 49.
    Covid-19 Edition: Surviving (Thriving?) Through Crisis Schooling with Michelle Kelly
    34:14
  42. 50.
    Max Efficiency and Minimize Pitfalls with Productivity Coach and Estate Attorney Nicole Seawell
    35:46

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