Money Speaks
EP 38 // Show me the money!

EP 38 // Show me the money!

August 6, 2019

Emily and I are back together this week to close out season 2, short and sweet.

Why the break so soon you ask? Cause I got me a 9-5 and I need to take a pause on all the extra-curricular activities... for now. (I'll be back, I'm sure)

But before we go, Emily and I share some rock solid content where I give a hilarious play-by-play of my first time negotiating a starting salary, EVER! Spoiler alert, it might have involved some awkward self-talk in the mirror to hype myself up.

Then Emily tells the story of how she asked for a massive raise out of nowhere ...and got it!

I love this episode so much, cause while we laughed a lot, we also got to celebrate the deep work we've been doing on our money stories, resulting in us being brave enough to say "show me the money!!"

 

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Credits:

- Mixed & edited by Annika Cline

EP 37 // Am I still a feminist?

EP 37 // Am I still a feminist?

July 24, 2019

This week, we are joined by the magician behind Money Speaks herself.. my audio producer Annika Cline! As luck would have it, she recently quit her 9-5 and moved to the SF Bay Area, sound familiar? 

BUT, unlike me, Annika is moving to join her partner who got a sweet gig with LinkedIn. In our conversation we chat about the dynamics of "following your partner", and being financially dependent on a man?!?, as well as how you split expenses when your partner makes more money.

We also chat about our own contract and the awkwardness of setting rates when doing work with friends.

Hear all this, and much more, in this episode! 

 

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- Mixed & edited by Annika Cline

EP 36 // How does an escort set her rates?

EP 36 // How does an escort set her rates?

July 9, 2019
 

First things first... *adult content warning*, so maybe don't listen to this one with your kids or at work?

This week, I am joined by Sephe Haven, the author of "My Whorizontal Life: An Escort's Tale", where she shares the story of a young actress who went from graduating from Julliard to stepping into the lucrative life of a New York escort in the 1980s, (back when even Madonna was still like a virgin...)

But, instead of just talking about the sexy stuff (which we do plenty of), I wanted to ask Sephe... How does an escort set rates? How do you renegotiate your pay? Are there contracts? Do you pay taxes?

Find out the answers to these questions, and much more, frankly probably too much! I might regret not editing out some the confessions I make in this episode! (Thank goodness my mother still doesn't know what a podcast is)

 

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- Mixed & edited by Annika Cline

EP 35 // Are we rich?

EP 35 // Are we rich?

June 25, 2019

It's our first Money Speaks throuple and not gonna lie, this was my favorite episode to date!

This week, we are joined by Emily Bartholomew AND her boo, Robert Ford. You got a sneak peak of him in episode 31, but now he's here to grace us with his voice, which he normally reserves for calling Houston Astros games (#humblebrag).

The three of us have a blast chatting about Robert's early days in the Bronx and how he tripled his salary with a single promotion. Plus, you'll hear an epic #moneymoment involving a $70 steak, a shame spiral, and an emergency bank transfer from an off-shore account. Okay, maybe the last part is only half-true, but it did lead to an interesting conversation where the duo asked themselves... "are we rich?"

Find out the answer to that question, and much more, in this episode! 

 

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- Mixed & edited by Annika Cline

EP 34 // Am I petty?

EP 34 // Am I petty?

June 11, 2019

Emily and I are back together and this week, we take a hard look at sharing expenses with roommates, and ask ourselves the tough questions, like... am I petty? 

Spoiler alert, the answer is a resounding yes!

In this week's episode, Emily shares the story of her revenge against a nightmare roommate and a fish who survived it all (except for SoCal water). And together we spend waaaaay too much time trying to unpack the mysterious character that is baby brother, Cody Bartholomew.

Then I share a ridiculous tale that involves me running out of town and spending a night alone in a church... all to prove a point in a toilet paper stand-off. And no, this isn't a story from my teen years, this was last month?!?

We can't make this stuff up people, you just need to hear it for yourself.

 

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Credits:

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EP 33 // The story of a girl who made a choice

EP 33 // The story of a girl who made a choice

May 28, 2019
We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you the story of a 24-year old girl who did some things, and made a choice.
 
Spoiler alert, the girl is ME!
 
This is the first proper story I crafted, nearly 4 years ago, with the intent to pitch it for a legit produced show. Unfortunately, the first guy felt the story didn't quite fit in a "community" space, but by the grace of all that is good, my path had brought me to Alexus Rhone only 24 hours prior to that conversation.
 
This master story teller, producer, and unshackled truth teller affirmed that these were the very stories that needed to be heard. And 2 months later, I found myself on her stage with this story, and today you'll hear the raw audio from that performance.
 
And the rest is history...
 
Check it out and Emily Bartholomew will be back next time with more money moments and lots more ridiculousness!

 

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Credits:

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EP 32 // Do I live in a web of lies?

EP 32 // Do I live in a web of lies?

May 14, 2019

Emily and I are back from more story time and I find myself asking the tough questions, like "do I live in a web of lies?"

In this week's episode, I share a fresh off the presses money moment (a.k.a #momo) from this last week when I got a reality check, like too real, about my spending habits, credit card debt, and how 22-year-old Anna handled her finances. 

We also deep dive about the merits of buying a Brazilian body suit for $150, and throw more shade at living the Sex and the City life... on a secretary's budget!

Check it out and don't forget that YOU can contribute to the conversation at www.storybossnation.com/podcast

 

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Credits:

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EP 31 // Do we belong here?

EP 31 // Do we belong here?

April 30, 2019

We're back for Season 2!!!

And I'm thrilled to announce that my good friend Emily will be joining me this season and together, we're going even deeper into the awkwardness of money in a segment we're calling Money Moments! #momo??

This week, we're sharing stories from our lives where we found ourselves asking the question, "do we belong here?"

You'll hear about the  moment when Emily got rejected from the Four Seasons and the lengths I'll go to for a free meal!

And together, we learn valuable lessons, like "don't knock the cleats" and "don't forget to shave your armpits." Don't judge, just listen.

 

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EP 30 // Is Silicon Valley is a Myth?

EP 30 // Is Silicon Valley is a Myth?

November 26, 2018

First things first...if you're a Money Speaks listener, please do me the honor of filling out a quick survey!

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Okay, after you've done that, check out this week's episode where I say goodbye to the Bay area by reflecting with my good friend, and the reason I came here in the first place, Xuan Yue.

We chat about Xuan’s story of leaving her 9-5 as a chemist in Dallas to pursue startup life in Silicon Valley. We then get philosophical about the quest for belonging, the financial sustainability of hustling, and ultimately question whether striking it rich in Silicon Valley is a myth, and maybe the San Francisco gold rush doesn't trickle down to everyone...  

Check it out and as always, don't forget to share with friends and foes!

 

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Credits:

- Mixed & edited by Annika Cline
- Intro/Outro song by Jason Henderson

 

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EP 29 // Attitude of Gratitude, 2018 Reflections

EP 29 // Attitude of Gratitude, 2018 Reflections

November 19, 2018

First things first...if you're a Money Speaks listener, please do me the honor of filling out a quick survey!

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Okay, after you've done that, check out this week's episode where I reflect on my #1 story of 2018, which of course involves lots of mini stories.

You'll hear how I kicked off the year by pissing off a room full of women, then searched for the meaning of life in the eyes a donkey named Muffin... which all culminated in an epic storytelling workshop where I let myself fully lean on the love and support of my tribe.

 

Check it out and as always, don't forget to share with friends and foes!

 

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Stay connected with me, Anna Darian!

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Credits:

- Mixed & edited by Annika Cline
- Intro/Outro song by Jason Henderson

 

Send questions, comments, or suggestions to podcast@storybossnation.com