December 14, 2023

How to Negotiate Like a Stripper

In this day and age, a lot of us are gig workers. And that can mean flexibility, but it can also mean unpredictable ups and downs. In this episode, we learn from the real experts on hustling and succeeding as a freelancer: unionized strippers! When dancers at the Star Garden strip club were fired for speaking out against an unsafe workplace, they rallied together and went on strike. In our final episode of The Dough, we give you an empowering story that leaves you with tips on how to make your work, work for you.

December 7, 2023

How to Buy Grandma’s House (Or at Least Try To)

When their grandmother’s house went up for sale, award-winning audio producer CC Paschal wanted to keep it in the family. And so they crowdfunded a $50k downpayment and tried to buy it themself, stumbling upon lots of lessons about money and family revelations along the way. The housing market is a confusing place, especially for millennial gig workers like CC. In this episode, we’ll demystify the home-buying process and learn about so much more than just real estate.

November 30, 2023

How to Share Money with Friends

Picture the moment at the end of dinner with a friend when the bill arrives and you lock eyes with one another, silently asking…how should we split this?

November 15, 2023

How to Finance Fitting In

Calling all Potential New Members! Get your social resumes ready, ‘cuz this week we’re going back to ‘Bama Rush, baby. We speak to a sorority consultant about the price of fitting in and the pitfalls of social spending. Wanting to get into a sorority is one thing, but can you keep it up? We also talk to two former sorority treasurers about the massive budgets they had to manage and the pressure to make complex financial decisions before they could legally drink at a bar.

November 2, 2023

How to Build Generational Wealth

We’re interrupting this feed of money mishaps with the stories of some successful successors. Get into it! Intergenerational wealth may be a given for the most privileged among us, but holding onto it can be a different task entirely for Black families in America. Our wealth does not just start and end with us; it’s connected to a long history of advantages and disadvantages. So, when we inherit it, how do we hold onto it and keep it going for our loved ones to come? We’ll hear from two young, Black business owners who’ve found their own ways of harnessing the power of legacy against history.

October 26, 2023

How to Stop Buying Sh*t on the Internet

These days, the internet has every answer for our ills, and scrolling through the endless well of wellness products can be overwhelming and costly. But when it’s cheaper than going to the doctor…how can we resist? In this episode, we’re diving into our health & beauty spending habits with the help of seasoned online shoppers and hosts of Lemonada Media’s podcast Add to Cart Kulap Vilaysack and SuChin Pak. We’ll also hear a story from an ex-influencer about their healing journey into and out of the “wellness girlie” gauntlet.

October 19, 2023

How to Get Smart for a Fresh Start

Sisters Olivia and Jenny believe that divorce is a gift to be celebrated. They also know that divorce can leave a lot of people, particularly women, in financial ruin. In this episode, we hear their take on how to financially heal after divorce. This episode will give you all kinds of tips on how to restart your life, and your finances, after divorce.

October 12, 2023

How to Get Hitched Without Going Broke

Weddings! One of the happiest days of your life…until you realize you’ll be paying off the bills for years to come. In our debut episode, host and comedy writer X Mayo brings us back to her New York roots, when she had a coveted job at reBar, a wedding venue in Brooklyn that was actually affordable. But turns out, the small price tag came with a big risk. We hear from one woman who lost thousands and then talk to a thrifty bride for tips to hear how she managed to throw a wedding in NYC for less than $5K.

October 12, 2023

How to Divorce An A$$hole

We all want the fairytale marriage, but sometimes, we get a horror story instead. When Desiree married her husband, she had no idea that one day he would shut her out of all their shared bank accounts and keep her out of their business shares. Now that she is in the process of divorcing him, Desiree has a lot to share on financial abuse, financial freedom, and practical tips on negotiating a divorce.