Christie Smith is the Interim President and CEO of Acclaim Federal Credit Union and faithful volunteer and Peer Advocate at The Pregnancy Network. This month, she joined host Chloe Boyle on Pregnancy Has Entered the Chat to discuss Building Healthy Financial Habits.
Discover how to shift your mindset, create an accurate budget, access practical resources to inform yourself on financial health, and be empowered in your finances by listening to Christie’s episode below.
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0:23 – Christie’s Introduction
1:33 – The Biggest Challenge Women Face in Their Financial Lives
2:40 – Small Steps to Build Healthy Financial Habits
4:16 – Shifting Your Mindset Around Finances
6:42 – Creating a Budget When Money is Tight
8:37 – Is it easier to reduce your expenses or increase income?
10:06 – How long does it take to create an accurate budget?
11:07 – Benefits of Banking With a Credit Union
14:35 – Saving for Your Future and Your Children’s Futures
18:22 – Do you recommend using credit cards?
22:49 – Preparing Financially For a Baby You Weren’t Expecting
27:20 – Resources Available to Women Wanting to Learn About Finances
29:37 – Christie’s Why for Serving People
About Pregnancy Has Entered the Chat
Meet the podcast that’s here to equip you for what’s next now that Pregnancy Has Entered the Chat. Hear from The Pregnancy Network staff and guest experts in their fields on topics like mental health and loneliness, what to do when you don’t know what to do, caring for yourself holistically, and making empowered choices.