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Podcast 106: Emotional Currency, Kate Levinson

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Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Kate Levinson, author of Emotional Currency: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money. Among the topics discussed, Kate talks about the differences between masculine and feminine approaches to money as well as the importance of emotions in financial decisions.

Table of contents

[00:00] Introduction from Tom Dziubek
[00:37] Interview with Kate Levinson
[00:53] The masculine and feminine approaches to money
[05:40] Discrimination against women
[06:48] Emotions as currency
[07:50] Why emotions are important in financial decisions
[10:14] Tapping into your childhood financial experiences
[12:45] The importance of financial independence
[14:13] Overcoming fear
[17:06] Being ashamed of money
[19:23] The connection between love and money
[23:27] How each personality can improve their relationship with money
[27:33] End

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Updated May 3, 2011 and originally published May 1, 2011.

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avatar 1 Anonymous

I enjoyed this. At times I felt a little tired of listening to the same ole story “women are victims, ie paid less” etc etc…, we just hear that so often and personally I’m ready for solutions rather than people continuously reiterating the same thing. In short, lets do something about it rather than beat a dead horse. But then she got out of that part quickly, which made me happy. I am interested in hearing more about masculine and feminine ways people deal with their money, I like how she presented the discussion that way. I was hoping to hear some more solutions for money issues, but I suspect they’re in her book!! Thank you.

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avatar 2 Anonymous

I found Kate Levinson’s philosophy on how men and women handle their money so differently really interesting to listen to. I definitely agree that there are strong emotional ties to how one spends and invests his or her money, i.e. a fear of risk-taking. Very interesting and enlightening.

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avatar 3 lynn

I have heard many women say that their mates are ‘ not good with money’. This podcast explains that it is a common thing and defines the practice with a label. Feminine approach.

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avatar 4 skylog

thank you for another great podcast. i love the diversity that is being offered. it is amazing to me how emotional/pshycological financial issues are. two people in the exact same situaion will almost certainly take different approaches to deal with things that may arise.

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