"Never Money" with Austin's Favorite CMO
Want to be Millionaires With Us?
We had the pleasure of interviewing Mary Ellen Dugan, CMO at WP Engine (one of Austin’s hottest startups).
She shared some of her best nuggets of wisdom about climbing the corporate ladder, planning for the future, and advocating for yourself as a woman in the workplace.
White Claws & Labor Laws
Originally published on the Ladies Get Paid Blog:
“The first thing you should know about me is: I am not unique. My story is like many of yours. I started out in New York on a $40K salary, living paycheck-to-paycheck. 6 years later, I had almost tripled that—but was still living paycheck-to-paycheck.”
The Power of Investing in Yourself
A reflection on Labor Day, the Factora Way. Have you ever stopped to think about what this summer finale means and why we’re not built to labor non-stop?
Wouldn’t it be nice to know that while you’re relaxing, your money’s still working around the clock.
How This Factora Alum Increased Her Salary By 88%
We had the pleasure of interviewing Monica Ceniceros, artist and co-founder of an artist community in Austin, TX. There was laughter. There were tears. There was applause. Most important: there was a whole lot of inspiration about how to invest in your dreams.
Amanda T., one of Factora’s first alum, recently shared in our Slack channel that since October, she’s raised her salary by 88%. At the same company.
After we picked our jaws up off the floor, we pinged her for some insights that you can easily copy and do yourself.
Ways to Spend Less $$ This Summer
Most of us overestimate what we can do in a day, week, month. But here’s the thing: we also drastically underestimate what we can do in 3, 5, 10 years. This is because we rarely stop to think about our goals that far down the road.
But if you don’t know where you want to go, how are you supposed to make a plan to get there?
How to Triple Your Net Worth in 6 Months
When the weather heats up and your social calendar is poppin’, money tends to fly out of our wallets faster than we can say “aperol spirtz.” But with a little intention and forethought, it doesn’t have to be that way…
Getting Financially Exposed With Deborah Whitby
We talked to Taylor Y. about her life post-Circle and how's she's been able to triple her net worth in a matter of months. We're all about sharing the wealth, so we asked her to share how she did it—so you can too.
A Look Back At Our Favorite Moments
Deborah Whitby owns the only independent female-run plumbing company in Texas. We learned a few lessons about how she was raised to think about money, how she convinced her father to become her employee, and what to look out for after you achieve success.
Re-brand Q&A with Allegra, Founder of Factora
Before we get caught up in all the excitement (and champagne) of new beginnings, we wanted to take a look back at a few of our most favorite moments that got us here.
Our New Color Palette
We chatted with our founder, Allegra Moet Brantly, about how her life has changed since embarking on her own personal finance journey, and how she plans to help you do the same.
Resources For Entrepreneurs
One of the most fun parts of launching our re-brand was choosing our new color palette. Currently, we usually use some version of pink and green for pretty much everything. So we’re staying with those roots, albeit in a much more sophisticated way.
Use Your First Property To Buy Your Second
One of the many benefits you get when you graduate from a Circle is exclusive access to our Slack community. In case you haven’t joined one yet, we wanted to share some of our favorite resources that have been shared in our Slack channel for entrepreneurs.
Why Every Woman Needs 2 Investment Accounts
Today we’re chatting with Ellie C, a Circle alum from Kansas City. We wanted to know more about how she turned her first property into her second one and why she’s feeling bolder with her money than ever before.
How to Align Your Spending With Your Values
The blog title is pretty self-explanatory, but we’ll say it again: every woman needs 2 investment accounts. Now let’s break it down.
The Science Behind Emotional Spending
We sat down with BossBabes founder Jane Claire Hervey to chat about her business and her money. We were so inspired by Jane’s approach to values-based spending that we wanted to a dig a little deeper on the topic.
Your Money Can Save Itself
We interviewed Gloria Chen, founder of science-backed mindfulness company Recalibrate. We were surprised (and maybe a little excited) to learn that mindfulness doesn’t always mean meditation.
The Key to Real Estate Investing
It might seem like a no-brainer, but shockingly few women take advantage of the magic of automated savings. Increased saving’s rates can put you on the path to real wealth without friction.
Less Stress, Mo' Money
We sat down with Real Estate agent and investor, Steph Douglass to hear how she went from making $43K annually to owning a real estate portfolio valued at $2.5M.
We asked Gloria Chen, the founder of Recalibrate, about mindfulness and why it’s a useful tool—not just for stress relief, but to optimize your finances.