Episode 24: Edit Your Financial Fears

Money is a hard topic for so many people. There’s fear, there’s baggage, there’s “what the heck is this financial martian speak?” In Episode 24 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews investment professional Sandra Gilpatrick about how to edit your financial fears. They cover common stumbling blocks, the intersecting issue of fear and time, how to gain financial confidence, favorite financial literacy resources, the 3 top financial goals to focus on now, and how to find a financial adviser you actually like.

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Sandra Gilpatrick’s compliance disclaimer: The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. All performance referenced is historical and is no guarantee of future results. All indices are unmanaged and may not be invested into directly. Securities and Advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor. Member FINRA/SIPC.



  1. Kelly in CA

    Hi from San Francisco! I really like the podcast – how you get right to useful takeaways, and how it’s short enough for a busy mom to get through a whole episode while folding one or 2 loads of laundry!

    While I did enjoy this episode, I wish that you’d outlined what specifically one’s “financial” life includes. _I_ know it’s things like retirement savings, college savings, life insurance, savings for a down payment, estate planning, debt repayment, budgeting, etc. But for those who have ignored it so much because it seemed overwhelming, breaking down the different areas of focus would have been helpful.

    Looking forward to checking out some of the show links (which is what brought me to this page in the first place)! Keep up the good work!

    • Christine

      Hi Kelly, thanks so much for your feedback — I’m thrilled you’re enjoying the podcast!

      As you’ve aptly outlined (GO YOU!) there are a lot of different potential financial priorities and I think priorities are going to vary widely for different families. I’m not a financial planner, but I’d take what you listed in your response (which IMO are the big major buckets) as a preliminary guide for what is top of mind for you. I suspect a visit with a financial planner would help enormously in devising a plan, but in the meanwhile, based on my conversation with Sandra, I’d start with the concrete task of looking at your budget — seeing where you could trim and where you have room to allocate funds to your different buckets.

      Does that make sense?

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