Season 2

June 27, 2022

42. Pay Transparency for Allies

Here’s this week’s letter: I’m wondering how I can be an ally at work. I heard that there’s a new pay transparency law coming into play, in the past what always made me uncomfortable was thinking about the nondisclosure form …

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June 19, 2022

41. Juneteenth!

Welcome back to Spend Donate Invest. We vote, we protest, but what about our money? Is there a way we can line up our personal values and our money? This is what I’m exploring on this show. Thank you so …

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June 13, 2022

40. Give now or wait till I'm rich?

Here’s this week’s letter: Should I wait until I am financially well off before I give? No. Please don’t wait until you are “rich” before you take your giving seriously. We’ve talked about this before on Episode 24, you might...

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June 6, 2022

39. Helping with the Baby Formula Shortage

Here’s this week’s letter: Is there any way I can contribute towards helping parents who are facing the baby formula shortage? Links from today's discussion https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/23/us/abbott-baby-formula-sturgis-re...

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May 30, 2022

38. Funding Reproductive Freedom

Here’s this week’s letter: Watching the news lately has felt like watching the Handmaid’s Tale. I have to admit I wasn’t paying attention to the gradual erosion of how secure I thought the right to abortion was in the US. …

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May 23, 2022

37. Crypto vs The Environment

Here’s today’s letter I’ve heard that crypto is bad for the environment, but I have to be honest, I don’t see how. And I’d like to understand a little about this as I’m thinking about getting into investing while the …

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May 16, 2022

36. Greenwashing 101

Here’s today’s letter I mentioned to my brother that I started trying to buy certain brands and shop at certain stores because I’m worried about climate change and he said that all of that marketing is greenwashing. I didn’t ...

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May 9, 2022

35. Etsy for Ukraine

Here’s today’s letter One interesting thing I've seen with this Ukraine thing is how people are sending money in untraditional ways. So I heard people are buying things from Ukrainians on Etsy (like digital products) or booki...

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May 2, 2022

34. Elon Musk, Twitter, and ESG

Here’s today’s letter: I am lowkey stressed about Elon Musk and Twitter. At first when he said he wanted to buy Twitter I thought he was just trying to get the attention that he craves, but it turns out he …

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April 25, 2022

Thank You Listeners!

Welcome back! This is a podcast that sits at the intersection of social justice and money. Usually we talk about ways to line up our personal values and our money. Every week, I take a question that a listener has …

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April 18, 2022

33. What should I pay my first employee?

Here’s today’s letter: I’m finally doing it! I’m starting my own business. Things are going better than expected and I’ll need to hire people soon. What should I pay? Link from today's discussion: https://livingwage.mit.edu/ ...

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April 11, 2022

32. Is it ethical to be a billionaire?

Here’s today’s listener letter: A friend and I recently got into a debate about whether or not there’s such a thing as an ethical billionaire? What do you think? I don’t think Billionaires should exist but my friend says that...

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April 5, 2022

31. Banking till death do us part

Here’s today’s listener letter: A few recent episodes of the show have made it clear to me that I want my money to be put into banks with community minded values, however, I am stuck. My money is currently at …

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March 29, 2022

30. What's the bank doing with your cash?

Here’s today’s listener letter: I heard the recent episode about banking and I have more questions! I’m not 100% ready to cut the cord with my big bank, but I liked your advice about moving some of my savings to …

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March 21, 2022

29. My 2 Cents and My 2 Cents

Here’s today’s listener letter: Should I try to specify exactly what my donation is used for? No! End of episode. LOL. OK, I am kidding. Let’s talk this one out. I can see how it would be tempting to try …

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March 15, 2022

28. How to start a giving circle

Here’s today’s listener letter: Recently I heard someone mention a "giving circle." It sounded like a way to give money with my friends. What is it and how do I know if I should start one? Link from today's episode: …

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March 7, 2022

27. Where should I bank?

Here’s today’s listener letter: Where should I bank? On the one hand, I am lazy. On the other hand, the world is on fire and traditional banks don’t lend to Black and brown people. Help. Links from today's discussion: Nerd …

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March 1, 2022

26. Sustainable Vacation or Bust!

Here’s today’s listener letter: Staying home during the pandemic gave me a lot of time to think about the travel I used to do. I’m glad I don’t have to take work trips anymore, but I miss going on vacation …

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Feb. 15, 2022

24. Should I donate if I'm broke?

Here’s today’s listener letter: Should I donate even though I’m broke? Or should I wait until I’m financially stable? In this episode, we define what it means to be "broke" and then talk about how to decide if donating makes …

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Feb. 7, 2022

23. Raising Generous Kids

Here’s today’s letter: Coming out of last year’s holiday season, I started to wonder if my kids are getting a little spoiled. My partner and I both grew up in working class families, our parents often lived check to check …

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Jan. 31, 2022

22. Recap of 2021 Most Popular Episodes

2021 Most popular episodes If you sent in questions, thank you for that. If you have questions you’ve been pondering, send them over! You can send in the big existential questions like should I pull all of my money out …

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Jan. 18, 2022

21. Predictions for 2022

As we start a new year, it can be fun to try to predict what will happen. On this podcast we talk about how to line up what we’re doing with our money and our personal values in terms of …

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