AOM Podcast

When You Come From Wealth: How to Take Courageous Action

Dear Money Adventurer, In a world that often tells us that net worth defines self-worth, the privilege of wealth often comes at the cost of personal connection, hindering our capacity for intimacy, honesty, and vulnerability. After an unexpected inheritance at the age of 22, Iris Brilliant– already active in anti-racist and feminist organizing – found herself unable to reconcile her personal and political values with owning stocks in guns, oil, and tobacco. Navigating this space led Iris to discover her…

January 24, 2022
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Let's Talk about Earning More Income

Dear Money Adventurer, The work you do, the paycheck you earn, your bank account balance – none of these has anything to do with your intrinsic worth. You are priceless beyond measure. Yet, we live in a world where most of us need to work to earn money to support ourselves, our families, and, as small business owners, our team as well. We don’t like to talk about making money, though, it feels uncomfortable, shallow, and vulnerable. Even more so…

October 12, 2021
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How to resolve everyday conflict with relationship expert Jayson Gaddis

Dear Money Adventurer, What do you do when a disagreement with your sweetie about spending devolves into you shutting down while they want to hash it out? Or when a miscommunication around expectations with your business team results in terse emails and an awkward atmosphere in your small business? How do you handle a communication breakdown with a dear friend when you’re both harboring feelings of hurt and disappointment? Conflict is an inevitable part of being human. But, just like…

September 20, 2021
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