Episode 22: SAHM’s and $$ Money

Join Lindsay and Malia as they discuss finances with Belinda, a banking manager from Montana. They focus on how to specifically protect yourself as a stay-at-home-parent and how to better prepare yourself and become more financially independent.

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Beginning skit by Jenna Marbles, “How to Trick People into Thinking You’re Rich”

Stay-at-Home Moms & Money, By Julie Lawlor from Parents Magazine

13 Scary Statistics about Women and Money


9 thoughts on “Episode 22: SAHM’s and $$ Money

  1. Great podcast! I was just teaching the YW about education and jobs. Of course one of the other leaders threw out the retoric about making sure you get an education “in case” something happens to your husband. I made sure that the girls knew they needed to get an education and a career for themselves. That it was important to their development and something they will need their entire lives whether or not they have children. I wish I could have all of them listen to all of these podcasts!

  2. Thank you for this! I just recently stopped working full-time after a 12-year career in order to become a SAHM, and I have worried a lot about my loss of financial independence. I appreciate your tips on how to share financial power & decisions with my spouse. And your advice on how to stay prepared for re-entry into the job market is excellent.

  3. Stay tuned for a forthcoming FMH podcast on issues such as onramping back into the workforce, how to prepare to find good flex-time/family friendly work and other related topics!

  4. I chuckled the whole way through this episode which is proof you can have good info and present it in an enjoyable way . I love this podcast, thanks for making my weeks a little brighter.

  5. My mom really encouraged me to go to college and plan for a career. When I told her I was going to major in Human Development, she said that I needed to make a career plan. When I was young she stayed at home, but went back to work once I was in school. I feel lucky that she encouraged me to continue my education, and develop realistic career skills. As I got older, I noticed that a lot of my Mormon peers didn’t have that guidance, and I think it’s unfortunate.

    My husband and I recently started using the website mint.com. It’s a free website and you can link all of your accounts and credit cards. It helps us manage our spending and budgets.

  6. My wife, a Stay at Home (almost) Mom, and I are pretty good about discussing money and have a budget. I liked the idea of writing down every transaction and have even created a nerdy Excel spreadsheet to track how much we have spent in each category.

    The section on wives not knowing how to fill out a deposit slip scared me. Are we really that much better than the Taliban if that is still happening?

    I hope for a future podcast on the Tithing discussion that wasn’t completely finished this time. I just read an interesting article on Pure Mormonism that discusses this point which would have better resolved the Montana Banker’s concerns.

    Keep up the good work!

    Your brother in the feminist cause,


  7. I’m pretty interested in money–totally nodded along when (some of) you were talking about how much fun budgets and savings spreadsheets are. Because yeah, they are awesome.

    I learned some new things, though, from this podcast that I’m excited to go incorporate. And I really appreciated the ideas about creative ways to continue to add to my resume. Thanks so much, this was great!

  8. Just listened to this today…after spending 13 years as a YSA, I’m really grateful for the experience and wisdom this has afforded me in really being financially independent…albeit not always successful. My fiancĂ© & I are a few weeks into Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class, and it is AWESOME! He totally advocates that both partners know and have a say in the financial life of a marriage. One person will likely be naturally inclined to do the numbers and spreadsheets, but BOTH need to look at the spending plan and make input about where money goes. Even if you don’t take the class, check out his podcast. Lots of financial wisdom. :)

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