hip tranquil chick podcast #27: financial finesse 101

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Welcome to the 27th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast: a guide to life on and off the yoga mat. Here in the pink palace, Washington, DC.

Today’s podcast is on financial finesse 101 for the modern girl, topped of with a pose of the podcast, book suggestions, hip tranquil chick chat, and fun tunes! View our shownotes at hiptranquilchick.com/blog.

Explore operating from the mindset that abundance allows you feel more empowered and to do greater good! Gesehe Michael Roach, author of The Diamond Cutter, writes, “There is a belief prevalent in America and other Western countries that being successful, making money, is somehow wrong for people who are trying to lead a spiritual life. In Buddhism though it is not the money which is in itself wrong; in fact, a person with greater resources can do much more good in the world than without.”

Interview with Sarah Kaplan – a partner at Kaplan Financial Group (kaplanfinancialgroup.com), Kaplan Benefits Group, LLC, and “K” Financial, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor. Sarah is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s R.H. Smith School of Business, where she received recognition as the top graduate in her major. Sarah is a regular guest speaker at the Smith School where she instructs graduating seniors how to adapt to life after college financially. She has also recently worked on a number of Symposia for students at GW University regarding financial literacy with her partner, Candace Kaplan.


1. What are the financial basics that all hip tranquil chicks should employ?
2. How does one begin to set up a budget?
3. How can a woman living paycheck to paycheck begin to build a savings?
4. What is the best way to get rid of debt?
5. Where do women tend to fall short financially?
6. Can you explain the different investment options?
7. What are your top 5 tips for today’s woman to embody to ensure mindful money management?
a. Understand how you spend money.
b. Be honest with yourself and never be ashamed.
c. Always set goals for yourself.
d. Find an advisor you trust.
e. Always keep learning.

Pose of the Podcast:

Side Angle

Hip Tranquil Chick Suggestions:

Smart Money Magazine
Real Simple

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Smart Women Finish Rich

The Diamond Cutter

Hip Tranquil Chick Chat:

“I just wanted to tell you that I absolutely LOVE your podcast. I look forward to it every week. It keeps me centered in between my asana practices. I thought it would be important to email you b/c I believe it is so important to let visionaries know that they are appreciated! Good luck to you, and I hope you keep bringing us inspiration. You’ve got a long-term fan in me.”


Let me help you grow. How can I help support you and your hip tranquil chick path? I hope to add workshops, teleclasses, retreats, online forums, and more so please let me know if you have ideas!

Share your thoughts, needs, and suggestions from your hip tranquil chick path with me at Kimberly@tranquilspace.com or in the comments section of hiptranquilchick.com/blog. Visit hiptranquilchick.com for online sources of inspiration. Sign up for the tranquiliT times at hiptranquilchick.com and view the latest spring issuein the archives.

Share your locale with fellow hip tranquil chicks—we’ve added Frapper to the blog.

Want to explore your creativity? I’m offering a hip tranquil chick creativity circle every other Saturday in June-July — details at tranquilspace.com.

To close out the show, we’re playing music from a fellow hip tranquil chick — Michelle Payne. Today’s selection is Blue. You can learn more this week’s featured artist, including how to get more of her music, at michellepayne.net or Michelle’s cdbaby.com page. Thanks for joining me for the 27th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast. Namaste!

Thanks for joining me for the 27th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast. Namaste!

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