Written by: Samantha Miller, Pledgettes Member When I joined The Pledgettes, I wanted knowledge and community. I wanted to learn from these women who I thought had everything right with their finances. (Pro-tip, no one does, but everyone is getting there, and that’s why we join this group.) When I joined The Pledgettes, I learned … Continue reading Course Review: Nav.igating Confident Money Moves
We are all on our own personal financial journeys. No two women and no two journeys look the same. I love seeing how different members use their membership. Here are four common ways I've seen members make their membership their own. 1 - Go all in! These members are all in and getting value each … Continue reading 4 Ways Members Get Value from their Pledgettes Membership
Wherever you are on your personal financial journey, there you are! Doryn Wallach invited me to be on her podcast, It's Not a Crisis. Rightfully so, there's a lot of talk about financial literacy and advice for early professionals and retirees, what about the (sometimes) messy middle? Your 30s and 40s are a great time … Continue reading It’s Not a Crisis with Doryn Wallach: Finances in Midlife
Thank you to Sara Gunning of The Tea, Please podcast for inviting me to talk about How to Challenge Your Relationship with Money! Listen to the episode on your favorite podcast platform!
Guest Blog Written by First Dollar. 2020 was an unpredictable year that brought healthcare and personal finances sharply to the forefront of everyone's mind. Trying to navigate the healthcare system often feels like 2020 all over again, but there are tactics and strategies to overcome these obstacles. One of the most powerful tools for health … Continue reading HSA 101 (AKA your Health Savings Account) from the Experts at First Dollar
You don't need to go on your personal financial journey alone. What if you built out your Financial A-Team with the same intentionality as you have with your professional networks. Here are five types of people you should have on your Financial A-Team to help you go further and have more fun! "To go fast, … Continue reading 5 Types of People You Need on Your Financial A-Team
Are you a conscious consumer or favor impact investing? The increased attention to the power you have in where your money is and how it's being used is awesome. Here are a few tools to help you use your money in alignment with your values. In this review of your finances, remember they you are … Continue reading Tools to Align Your Money to Your Values
It’s easy to call out 2020 for not going according to plan. However, as we wrap up the year, I took some time to celebrate 52 things I learned about money. This list quickly could have included over 100 things, but I narrowed it down to just 52. A huge thank you to the experts … Continue reading 52 Things I Learned About Money in 2020
Written by Katy Schweigerdt, Pledgettes Member For as long as I can remember I've had an aversion to financial goal-setting. And to budgeting. I've always been of the mindset that as long as I live below my means and save for retirement, I will be fine. Through that lens, why would I set financial goals?! … Continue reading How Celebration Changed my Mind about Financial Goal-Setting
I loved talking money with Marisa Huston of the Live Blissed Out podcast. This is an awesome podcast that combines AWARENESS and ACTION. If you are excited to hear about ways to get more awareness and take more action with your money, tune in!
Thank you Shoutout Colorado for the Shoutout and allow me to talk about budgeting.
Thank you Emily Hope Dobkin of Betterish for including us in your Betterish Guide to How to Holiday during a Pandemic. Check out this guide for incredible shops, experiences, and more!
I enjoyed thinking back to my college days and how I talked about money with friends...and how I wish I would talked more about money with my friends! Thank you Harrison Wu and Ysra Khayat from YouNancial for hosting me on a LinkedIn Live to discuss the topic of having conversations with your friends about … Continue reading YouNancial x The Pledgettes – “How to Talk about Money with your Friends”
Thank you Ms. Mayhem for including us in your piece on inclusive financial freedom. There are more and more financial opportunities and professionals out there to help you with your unique goals and your needs. Building wealth doesn't have to be a game of solitaire, make it a team sport! https://www.msmayhem.com/denver-women-opening-gates-inclusive-financial-freedom/
To build wealth, I believe you need financial capital (show me the money) but you will also need social capital (the people that will help you get there. Social Capital has been a key factor in my success personally and professionally and I'm grateful Sarah Frances McDaniel had me as a guest on her podcast, … Continue reading Social Capital Expert Hosted By Sarah Frances McDaniel: Jenn Uhen Community Creator and Grassroots Brand Ambassador
On Sarah McDaniel's Podcast, The Social Capital Expert, I dug back into my career to talk about how others made an impact on my career growth. And, we talked about how today The Pledgettes community is a major part of my personal financial journey. Tune in to give a listen or watch the video here: … Continue reading Including Others may be the Key to Your Success
Each year I look forward to this report. I like to see the year-over-year gains in promotions. I like hearing about the best practices that companies are doing to support women professionals. This year, Covid-19 dominates the report. There are concerns that Covid-19 will erase the progress we have made since this report first was … Continue reading McKinsey & Co with Lean In releases annual Women in the Workplace Report
This is a big deal to me and it represents what the Pledgettes community is all about! I love watching our members have a more intentional relationship with their money, set some big values-based goals, and MAKE THEM HAPPEN! One member is seriously crushing it. And crushing her student debt. To celebrate her making her … Continue reading The Pledgettes Membership Giveaway, Sponsored by…A Member of The Pledgettes
I have such great members of my time at USD, from great professors to producing great shows at the Director of Concerts. I'm thrilled to be connecting with other USD Alumni at this October 26 event. Join us for this virtual event! https://toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/s/1374/hybrid/index.aspx?sid=1374&gid=2&pgid=7883&content_id=7389
I absolutely loved talking money with Barbara and Guadalupe from Second Act Women on their Morning Cup show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIfFyEXk5MY&feature=youtu.be
We're excited to announce that we're an official partner of the Ladies Get Paid Get Money Get Paid 1-day Virtual Conference on October 1st! This will be a full day of virtual workshops, panels, firesides, small networking groups, access to recruiters, and an Attendee Directory + private Slack channel so you can connect before and … Continue reading 50% off Your Ticket to Ladies Get Paid Get Money Get Paid Virtual Conference
Tune in to hear Jenn Uhen ask the interviewers some money starter questions. Maia Monell, nav.it Co-Founder, talks about her first job at age 9, Erin Papworth, nav.it Co-Founder shares what she would do if she won the lottery, and we give you a rundown of The Pledgettes x Nav.it's first money course: Nav.igating Confident … Continue reading Nav.ing Confident Money Moves with The Pledgettes
Unlock your potential by taking this journey of self-discovery. With guidance from experts who have overcome multiple challenges, you'll quickly realize that you can still get back on the path to success. Whether you are a business or a career person, obstacles are inevitable. The difference is how you deal with them and what you … Continue reading Unleash Your Inner SuperPowers Summit
This was my first time being on a virtual talk show and it was so much fun. Description: Catch the full conversation between Allison KT and Jenn Uhen of The Pledgettes on the 9/3/2020 episode of Confidently In Charge!
When I talked with women from Level Up, we couldn't stop talking, so they made it a two-part podcast! Here is the second part. Description This week we are continuing our conversation of money confidence with Jenn Uhen and share our own personal financial breakthroughs and what that actually means to us. Needless to say... … Continue reading Leveled Up Podcast #46 – Financial Breakthroughs PART 2 Money Confidence with Jenn Uhen
Listen in as I talked money on the Leveled Up Podcast with Megan Johnson, Denaye Austed, and Sarah Flannery. Description: This week we talk money confidence with Jenn Uhen, the founder of The Pledgettes. The Pledgettes is an organization that focuses on in-depth conversations on money and women. https://anchor.fm/leveledup/episodes/45---Money-Confidence-with-Jenn-Uhen-eino1t
Thank you Megan Johnson for sharing my story! https://meganjohnsoncoaching.com/success-story-jenn-uhen/
Before I get to how my transition to freelance was easier than most, I'll step up on my soapbox. My first tip to anyone who is considering going freelance (or take any risk in your career) is to build up your Freedom (or FU) Fund. At its baseline, money is choice. If you have $1, … Continue reading 3 Things That Made My Transition To Freelance Easier
My first job out of college was my dream job! I worked in the music industry doing artist management and marketing. I thought I would be in this job forever. I thought I would work with my coworkers forever; this mindset maybe my biggest career mistake. During my tenure with this company, I didn't expand … Continue reading Way more of a career path than climbing a ladder
Thank you Claire of Resilience by Design for having me on your IGTV series, Profile of Resilience.
At The Pledgettes... We believe Black Lives Matter. We believe there are inequitable systems that must be changed. We believe the racial wealth gap needs action by everyone to improve. We believe the gender wealth gap includes every womxn and we are committed to taking action to change it. We are committed to a wide … Continue reading “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou
Experts say that about every 10 years, there is a disruptive market event (the World Trade Center bombing in 2001, the housing crash of 2008/2009, and the global pandemic we're in now). I remain financially confident because I've been through a couple of these...and other "financial fails" to know that I won't be defeated by … Continue reading Why I’m remaining financially confident during a global pandemic
The Pledgettes community was built to share, learn, and grow. With these uncertain times, I felt it would be appropriate to share my current financial situation. Sharing may help others not feel as alone. Sharing may help you feel a weight lifted off your shoulders. After I share my situation, I'm going to share a … Continue reading My current financial journey & predictions