Worth It By Amanda Steinberg

Book Club Audio: Worth It; Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms by Amanda Steinberg

Audio Interview of Worth It with Amanda Steinberg

The  Audio of our second book club meeting is now available.  Join Amanda Steinberg, Alecia, Becca, and myself as we take a deep dive into discussion about self worth & net worth.

A few months ago, I launched a Personal Finance Book Club.  You can join >>HERE<<

We read one personal finance book per quarter.  We will vote on the book selection.

You will receive a newsletter, there is a private Facebook group for ongoing discussion and encouragement, and we will meet via Zoom to discuss.  That discussion will later be turned into a podcast.

I’ll also provide you with Chapter Guides and Actionable Items in a spreadsheet form.

Don’t miss our conversation with Amanda Steinberg.

Head over to  SoundCloud and catch the full conversation below.  Let me know what you think:  Leave a comment or a review, give us some love, share on your Facebook and Twitter accounts.  At the end of our interview, Amanda encourages us as women to gently encourage other women to become more interested in learning about their own finances.  I’d love to invite you to help us spread the wealth. Share, Tweet, leave a review or simply tap on the heart.

Show Notes of our conversation below:

1:40 Amanda on bringing her daughter to work with her.  The very inspiring message  she hopes to leave Maya with.

2:08 How Amanda views her life as an experiment

2:30 Hey, Quad Cities!  Did you know this about the Mayor of Davenport in the 1970’s?

2:48 A reminder of just how recent it was that women couldn’t get credit.

3:20 We’re still in the agency of its change

3:35 Why there is still a major hestitation across the board to engage women from a business standpoint

3:50 Roots & Wings.  Amanda’s mother’s parenting philosophy.  “I believe it’s my job to give you these two things: Roots to know you have a family who loves you and Wings is the confidence to know you can do anything”

5:50 Amanda as CEO of her business – “I never had a leash, and so, why am I going to put it on somebody else?”

6:10 Amanda as founder of Daily Worth “It’s been an unbelievable, incredible ride”.

6:31 Why she wrote the book, “I had seen the same patterns over and over that no one had addressed in a narrative that made sense”.

7:05 The Financial Security that Amanda wants to cultivate for women, “Women believe that if they earn more they will have more, and that does not create the type of financial security I want to cultivate for women.  It’s our assets that one day enable us to not have to work forever”.

7:50 There is a projected 25 Trillion dollar wealth transfer approaching –  2/3 of that will go into the hands of women.  What can we do to prepare ourselves for that?

8:47 Your ability to have more money allows you to take care of others even better.

9:15 That switch between “Ugh… do I really have to do this, can’t someone else just do it for me?” to “How can I do better and align it with my values?” and how it makes all the difference.

9:30 Amanda warns against creating an auto-pilot system, “You have to watch it or all kinds of issues will sneak up on you”.

10:14 We talk about our Money Stories.

10:36 Becca’s light bulb moment “Don’t be a Jenna!”  Becca is always giving her time, services and talent away for free, and is always brushing off the offers for payment.  This little story about Amanda’s baby sitter, Jenna, in the book opened her eyes that it is okay to take money for her services. (p.192)

13:59 Amanda tells us about Money Types “Being any type is great; it means you have certain profound strengths and also certain sabotage patterns.”

13:47 “Producers have a love for security, and that is a great love for security but you can actually create more security for yourself by taking calculated risks.”

15:15 Alecia tells Amanda how the book opened her her mind to a new way of thinking, “It was revolutionary to me that savings and budgeting is part of Wings, not Roots.  Thinking about investing as Roots flipped everything on its head for me”.

16:00 Amanda says women are so used to getting budgeting advice, things like “How to save $10 on a dinner party” and her frustrations – “Whelp – that’s not going to help anyone retire!”

16:45 Amanda’s fav quote from the book, “Women tend to treat budget and income as the most important aspects of managing their money…but taking that view of life is sort of like studying the thready, knotted backside of a tapestry created by a master weaver, instead of turning it over and taking in its true artistry and greater meaning.”

18:40 Entertaining around the subject of Net Worth: Amanda says this is the reason she wrote the damn book! The examples were based on real people she knew, especially while living in Manhattan, and the thinness of their cash flow.

23:11 We all share a good laugh over our Producer Money Types,”Anyone who joins a book club about money…is a producer…or perhaps struggling….Help!”  Then we all share our money type break-downs.

27:30 Save, Sustain, Spend: Where does The Giving Category go?

29:03 SEP IRA and a Solo IRA.  Amanda educates Becca on the IRA limit $5,500. and when whe would graduate to a SEP IRA.

30:45 Becca asks advice about how she can feel more comfortable spending more.  Amanda points out why that may not be necessary and shares her own anti-consumerism habits.

34:30 Alecia questons home ownership – considering home maintenace costs – should she buy something smaller, or newer?

38:00 Why Amanda says she strives to be just like us!

38:27 What’s next for Amanda?

39:30 Amanda’s terms for herself

42:08 Book recommendation: Invested by Danielle Town

47:17 Amanda’s Peer Group “The Rat Pack” Gabrielle Berstein, Ramit Sethi, Marie Forleo, and more!

40:49 Sign up for Amanda’s new list at AmandaSteinberg.co

51:46 Amanda’s ask for us:  “You are all just so extraordinary around money – and have so much to offer – if you all could just take it upon yourself to just kind of gently bring it up with other women to maybe inspire them to be as interested as you are I think that’s just the greatest service.”

For more on the book, check out the last post that includes quotes, Chapter Guides, and Actionable Items.

Happy Listening,