Listener Favorite Returns: Redefining Wealth: Intelligent Financial Planning and Purposeful Life Design with Jean Chatzky & Ida Abbott, J.D.

Original Air Date Wednesday, December 30, 2020 

It may seem frivolous to discuss finances during the ‘Great Pause’ the human race is experiencing now due to the COVID-19 pandemic but what if this downtime is a glimpse into our retirement years?

What other opportunity will we have to create our own schedules and follow our body’s circadian rhythm with no fear of missing out? Now seems to be the perfect time for us, women in particular, to redefine what wealth means and evaluate whether meaning and purpose have more value than material gains. Are we able to adopt a mindset that goes far beyond feeling financially secure? To investigate the ways we can prepare ourselves the future we want, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with the Financial Editor of NBC’s Today show, Jean Chatsky about her new financial guide, Women with Money, the HerMoney podcast, and simple ways women can clean up their money life. And, the author of Retirement by Design, Ida Abbott who shares how design thinking principles can play a role in creating a retirement life that brings purpose and meaning to the golden years.

Jean Chatzky — Healthy Risk-Taking
  • The differences in how men and women relate to money. [1:45]
  • The art of using money to buy more time. [8:27]
  • Money in relationships with regards to love, and power. [11:54]
  • Strategies for women to get paid what they are worth. [19:21]
  • 5 simple ways to clean up your money life. [21:17]

Shot by Ari Michelson

Jean Chatzky is the financial editor of NBC’s Today show, an award-winning personal finance journalist, best-selling author, and host of the HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast.

Book: Women with Money: The Judgment Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful, (and, Yes, Rich) Life You Deserve




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Ida Abbott J.D. — Purposeful Life Design:

  • Why Ida wrote Retirement by Design for her clients. [27:39]
  • How to create a life you can look forward to. [29:38]
  • Why design thinking helps you to redefine your goals and gain a sense of meaning in your life. [34:45]
  • Will your retirement goals risk your financial future? [46:43]
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has offered us a glimpse of our true nature. [49:55]

Ida O. Abbott, JD is an international leader in the field of talent management. Her current practice focuses on the power of mentoring relationships to guide, support, and transform professional careers from the beginning of practice through retirement. She is the author of numerous seminal books and publications and is a popular speaker.

Book: Retirement by Design: A Guided Workbook for Creating a Happy and Purposeful Future



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