Women, Money and Anxiety

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Michelle Jackson on Money-related Stress

If you ever worry about your finances, tune into this episode of Woman Worriers. Host Elizabeth Cush talks with Michelle Jackson about managing money mindfully.

If people were to step back and look at what was motivating their spending, they might be really surprised.
— Michelle Jackson

Show Notes:

Whether you’re a single woman supporting yourself—and maybe others—financially or you’re married and managing a household budget, if you’ve ever stressed out about money, this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast is for you. Host Elizabeth Cush, LCPC, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., interviews Michelle Jackson, a personal finance influencer and entrepreneur who focuses on empowering women with their money. They talk about money as a source of anxiety for many women and suggest strategies that can help women manage their money instead of the other way around so we can be a little less anxious about our money issues.

Listen and learn:

  • The factors that can stand in the way of women’s financial progress

  • Situations that can trigger financial post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Why it pays to understand that nothing is secure

  • The lessons of digital entrepreneurship

  • Why money stress may be greater in the United States

  • Where the focus should be in the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement

  • The first question to ask if you want to start better financial habits

  • How it’s possible to save money and still have nice things

  • How to prioritize healthy spending

  • Why you should use real cash

  • How connecting money with time can help you look at worth differently

  • How one woman went from owing dozens of creditors to empowering herself to make money

  • Why we self-sabotage our financial success


Learn More

> Michelle Jackson’s website

> Michelle Is Money Hungry podcast

> #moneyhungry blog

> Progression Counseling


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