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Revisited – Struggles of Sudden Wealth With Jennifer Risher

Nov 2, 2022

In this revisited episode of Beyond the Balance Sheet, we are joined by Jennifer Risher, author of “We Need to Talk: A Memoir About Wealth,” who tells her story and explores the impact of wealth on identity, relationships, and sense of place in the world. Jennifer discusses her journey and the inspiration behind her career of helping people have much-needed conversations. Then, Jennifer gives tips on having awkward financial discussions with people around money. Tune in as we talk about why wealth shouldn’t be a barrier to having great relationships in your life; instead, you should focus on authenticity, connection, and intimacy.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • [01:35] About Jennifer’s journey and the inspiration behind her career of helping people have much-needed conversations. 
  • [08:00] Wealth can be a truth serum; Jennifer explains what that means.  
  • [18:30] Jennifer gives tips on having awkward financial discussions with people around money. 
  • [21:30] Why wealth shouldn’t be a barrier to relationships in your life.  

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • You don’t realize what money struggles someone is going through unless you talk to them. 
  • There’s a real chance of intimacy and learning through conversations about money. 
  • Before talking to other people about money, find out what feelings you personally have around money. 
  • Human authenticity, connection, and intimacy are by far the most valuable thing in your life.

LINKS MENTIONED:

Website

www.jenniferrisher.com

Book

https://www.amazon.com/We-Need-Talk-Memoir-Wealth/dp/1939096464

https://oconnorpg.com/podcasts/struggles-of-sudden-wealth-with-jennifer-risher

BIO:

Jennifer Risher is on a mission to move money out of the taboo category and help us have much-needed conversations. Her book, “We Need to Talk: A Memoir About Wealth” tells her story and explores the impact of wealth on identity, relationships, and sense of place in the world. Jennifer was born in Seattle, Washington, grew up in Oregon, and graduated from Connecticut College. She and her husband, David, have two daughters and live in San Francisco, where David is CEO of Worldreader, a nonprofit he co founded to create a world where everyone is a reader. Last year, in response to COVID, Jennifer and David launched #HalfMyDAF challenge, which has now inspired nearly $14 million in charitable giving from donor advised funds. 

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