Episode 179: How to talk about Money with your Partner & Finances 101 with Natalie Torres-Haddad MPA, AWA

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This week on the show we have TEDx speaker, award-winning author, financial literacy & mental heath advocate, Natalie Torres-Haddad  MPA, AWA. We talk all about personal finances- from how to have a conversation about money with your partner, what to ask in that conversation, best way to budget, what “runaway spending” really means for you, eliminating debt, real estate and fun tips and tricks to cut unnecessary spending.

Before the interview, Bricia and Paulina talk about planning Eddie’s FIRST birthday party. it’s the first time Bricia will have other kids over (besides the cousins) and the only time of the year Eddie will be able to end candy! We can’t wait for the pics, amiright?

Today’s episode is filled with lots of tips and tricks so be sure to write things down!

Our Conversation with Natalie Torres- Haddad

What does an MPA, AWA specialize in?

Where did this passionate for financial literacy come from?

How do I start the conversation about money with my partner?

How do I save money with my partner?

What do you advice couples to do with combining a savings account?

Having something for yourself before relying on someone else

Mount Saint Mary’s University - The Report on the Status of Women & Girl in CA

“Runaway Spending” , The Cafe Latte Factor & The Trickle Down Affect

Natalie’s 30-day challenge

How do you keep track of everything?

Switching from paperless to paper bills

Creating a space for yourself when paying your bills

Reason why you should get your kids involved at an early age

How do I get out of debt

How do you expect me to save, when I’m living paycheck to paycheck?

When is the best time to shift from saving to investing?

What is the best first real estate purchase?

Natalia’s“Yes You Can Without SuperMan” book announcement

To get in contact with Natalie visit her website, Financially Savvy Latina and follow her on IG @FinanciallySavvyLatina. Be sure to comment your favorite part of your episode on our IG post about today’s episode for your chance to win a ticket to the Financially Fit Makeover Workshop on Feb 2nd. Didn’t get lucky? Visit their website for 50% off the ticket, courtesy of Natalie!

Pick or Tip of the Week

If there is one word to manifest in 2019, Natalia suggest that it should be “FRUGAL.” Making that choice can make a world of a difference for you and your family. Remember, you can still be fun, fabulous AND frugal.

If you haven’t checked out The All New Suze Orman’s Women & Money Podcast, Paulina has been LOVING it. It’s a no bs, straight to the point financial podcast for women. Gain your financial independence now!

Bricia shares her experience with almost declaring bankruptcy and helps us rethink what our our financial options are and the benefits of being financially free.

Links/ Events

4th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Justice Conference at UC Berkeley on February 10th

Mindfulness: The art of designing your life and a prosperous year, March 3, 2019- Use offer code: Super Mamas for $100 off the ticket price

David Bach Finance Books


Playing with Fire: the documentary