Money, Sex, And Happiness: How To Keep Thriving After Kids


Money, Sex, And Happiness: How To Keep Thriving After Kids

by Team Scary Mommy
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In this episode of Live.Work.Thrive. co-sponsored by TurboTax Live, our panel of experts dive deep into the life-changing impacts of having children. We discuss how to prepare for everything the roller coaster of starting a family sends our way. From finance to romance, this episode gets real on how to thrive after having kids.

Tune in to hear from our panel, including author Angela Garbes, who shares how her new book, Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change, looks at the invisible, unpaid work of women and how society depends on us as silent partners.

Joining Garbes on the panel is Amanda Clayman, a financial therapist specializing in the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral aspects of our financial well-being. She is the host of the recurring Financial Therapy segment on the Death, Sex & Money podcast by WNYC Studios. Amanda helps us unpack complicated money conversations and how to move toward financial stability with the support of our life partner.

In addition, Lisa Greene-Lewis from TurboTax provides tips on how to think about children and your taxes. With more than 20 years of experience in tax preparation, Lisa lays out which tax credits to be aware of and how to maximize your credits for child care and even summer camp.

You won't want to miss this conversation taking a closer look at our relationship to money, how the pandemic has realigned our priorities, and how to think about moving a side hustle to the front burner. Literally, if you have ever considering how nice it would be to have a little more of the golden trifecta — money, sex, and happiness — this episode is for you.

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