Tori Dunlap is dedicated to fighting the patriarchy through financial education.
She understands that the financial industry is predatory and primarily targets marginalized groups.
As such, she understands the simple act of a marginalized person getting their finances in order as an act of social justice and defiance.
By hosting a range of experts on Financial Feminist, Tori aims to provide as many people as possible with practical financial advice that is also engaging and easy to digest.
The thought of getting your finances together can be intimidating, but with Tori’s help, it couldn’t be more simple.
Check out my favorite episodes of Financial Feminist below. You won’t regret it (and neither will your wallet!).
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LGBTQ+ Finances With The Debt Free Guys
When you think of financial advisors, you likely picture a middle-aged, straight, white man. And, who can blame you?
Historically, the world of personal finance has looked pretty pale, male, and stale.
But, that is (thankfully!) changing! And two people at the forefront of this change are David and John, the founders of The Debt Free Guys.
David and John are two gay men who aim to help other gay people live extraordinary lives without having to sacrifice financial security.
In this episode, Tori is joined by David and John, and together they provide the queer community with practical money management advice.
They aim to inspire the community to feel more confident and in control of their finances.
Burnout Almost Killed Me With Mallory Rowan
Mallory Rowan built a global, multi-six-figure e-commerce business on a student budget at 22 years old. The company was growing incredibly fast, but she soon burnt out.
She lost her hair, had unexplained skin conditions, and even developed pneumonia. Now, Mallory helps entrepreneurs avoid burnout entirely.
In this episode, Tori and Mallory discuss Mallory’s experience, including how she made a name for herself, handled her burnout, and built a better business model based on anti-hustle culture.
If you want to work less, stay healthy, but continue to earn the big bucks on your terms, this is a great episode to listen to.
What Credit Card Companies Don’t Want You to Know With Vrinda Gupta
The credit card industry has a history of centering men in the conversation to the detriment of women (a story that you are all likely very familiar with).
But, Vrinda Gupta, a former Visa Credit Expert, has made it her mission in life to ensure that women understand how the credit card industry works.
If you often avoid checking your credit score, feel you aren’t using your credit card right, or you’ve just completely avoided getting a credit card at all, this episode will benefit you.
It is incredibly informative and will give you all the information you need to take control of your credit score.
The Dark Truth Of Diet Culture With Victoria Garrick
Diet culture is toxic. It constitutes the pervasive belief that your appearance and body shape is more important than your general health and well-being.
The diet industry is worth around $64.7 billion, and it makes such a massive profit by feeding off women’s insecurities.
Diet culture has life-altering ramifications for women and girls around the world.
In this episode of Financial Feminist, Tori is joined by Victoria Garrick, who dedicates her time to tackling the shame surrounding women’s bodies.
They delve into the topics of disordered eating, mental wellness, and what women can do to kick back at the industry that has cost them so much (metaphorically and literally speaking!).
How To Travel (Ethically) On A Budget With Netflix’s Jo Franco
The notion of traveling seems wonderfully romantic.
You are visiting beautiful places, learning about new ways of life, and being able to let your adventurous side run wild!
But, for the majority of people, traveling isn’t affordable. And, given the climate crisis, traditional travel methods are becoming more and more unethical.
This episode will change your life if you’re desperate to travel but struggling with sustainability and affordability.
Tori is joined by Jo Franco, who started as an undocumented immigrant and became a world traveler and content creator.
She shares her story, as well as tips and tricks on how to travel on a budget and safely as a woman of color.
Practicing Financial Self-Care
Money is a source of stress for most Americans – especially women.
So, if the thought of sitting down and discussing your finances makes you want to curl up into the fetal position, don’t worry!
You are not alone. But, this episode of Financial Feminist will help you to get over your fears.
The first step to feeling more in control of your finances is learning to talk about them.
In this episode, Tori discusses a self-care habit that has changed and continues to change many people’s lives.
This habit is called the Money Date, and Tori will take you through exactly how to use this tool to sharpen your fiscal skills and make your finances enjoyable.
Beginner’s Guide To Investing
Financial Feminism is dedicated to creating a more equitable society for all, including working to minimize the gender and racial investing gap.
For too long, being able to invest, and boost one’s income, has been associated with white men.
But, this episode aims to give everyone the tools they need to invest effectively.
Many people avoid investing because they fear getting it ‘wrong.’
In this episode, Tori goes over the basics of investing in an engaging, easy-to-digest, and fun way!
Investing doesn’t have to be scary or intimidating; you need to be equipped with the correct information!
This episode is an absolute must for everyone!
How to Live More Sustainably (For The Planet and Your Money) with Moji Igun
By definition, sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. But how easy is it really in this day and age?
Most of us spend our money without thinking about how it affects our planet and future generations.
It’s essential to learn how to properly save resources, considering the climate crisis and many other obstacles our planet faces.
Join this episode of Financial Feminist to hear more about living a more sustainable life.
The guest, zero waste consultant Moji Igunwill will break down everything you need to know about managing your money in a planet-friendly way.
Where Do I Start? (aka the Financial Game Plan)
Let’s face it – women have it harder in business of any kind.
But regardless of gender, starting is never easy.
We learn many (often useless) things in school, but finances are most likely not one of them.
How to start an emergency fund? How do you properly save money? What about paying off debt?
These and more topics will be tackled in this episode of Financial Feminist that you mustn’t miss!
Financial expert Tori Dunlap will guide you through everything you need to know about saving, spending, and budgeting.
Check out this episode to finally get some clarity about where to start!
Overcome your Psychological Bullsh*it Around Money
Why are some people so good with money and others always struggle?
The psychological aspect of money management is probably one of the most important.
Psychological barriers are tough on women because of traditional gender roles – they are considered the caregivers and expected to put their family life first.
How do we develop the right mindset? What exactly is holding us back from achieving our financial dreams?
This episode is essential if you want to shift your focus and build new narratives around money, so make sure to give it a go!
The Scandalous and Sketchy Truth Behind MLMs with Jane Marie
The multi-level marketing business model has become increasingly popular in recent years.
These practices are just sketchy pyramid schemes and, therefore – illegal.
But why are so many women attracted to them? What is the real truth behind “word-of-mouth marketing”?
Jane Marie is an award-winning journalist with a podcast on multi-level marketing and wellness industries.
In this episode of Financial Feminist, she will discuss what draws so many women into MLM and what it’s like to be a woman in male-dominated spaces.
If you want to learn more about this sketchy practice, tune in!
Breaking Down the Racial Wealth Gap + Minority Appraisal Crisis with Tiffany Aliche aka the Budgetnista
Recent data shows that the racial wealth gap is on track to widen substantially after the pandemic.
Unfortunately, we are still far from achieving financial equality for people of all races.
The pay gap hits especially hard on women of color, as they suffer gender and race bias.
In this episode, Tori invited Tiffany Aliche (some of you might know her as “The Budgetnista”) to talk about the racial gap, the minority appraisal crisis, and how white allies can support people of color.
Tiffany dedicated her life to making life-changing financial education accessible to women worldwide.
Save this episode for a re-listen!
Increase your credit score
Like most people, you’re probably wondering how to make better financial decisions, and your credit score is one of them.
But building a high credit score takes time and effort.
The higher your score, the more reliable you look to potential lenders when applying for a loan.
We know finances can get overwhelming, but don’t worry! Money coach and career expert Tori Dunlap is here to share some helpful tips.
Not sure what defines a good credit score? Want to learn how to manage your debt? This is the episode for you!