Managing money and motherhood with Ashlee Weaver

This week’s episode of Girlfunds features Ashlee Weaver, a photographer, entrepreneur and mom. We highlight that Ashlee is a mom because during the episode, Ashlee shares why she is passionate about managing money and motherhood . From there, Ashlee shares how she created a percentage-based income budgeting journal to help her family take control of their finances. 

During the episode, Ashlee not only talks about making money to be a mom, but how she created a budgeting journal, Cast & Copper, for people with percentage-based incomes. She also talks about why she thinks we don’t talk about money enough with our friends or with our significant other. 

Girlfunds’ takeaway tip from Ashlee Weaver on managing money and motherhood : 

I do realize I have an instinct for making money. I really love to make money, not because I love money but I feel like it gives me more time. The more money I can make gives me more time with my children and that’s important to me right now. The saving and investing did not come as naturally to me as the making the money part though. And so, that’s something that we didn’t really learn until our mid 20s. 

When I had my daughter, I was like, ‘I’m not taking her to childcare. I am going to make this photography business work.’ That’s definitely what catapulted me into [fully pursuing my photography business]. It was definitely like well this is gonna work or it’s not. I don’t know what’s gonna happen. But, it worked out and every year I’ve increased my income.

Join the two best friends who met as financial journalists at HousingWire, Brena Nath, a twenty-something first-time homebuyer with her husband and pups, and Sarah Wheeler, an empty nester on her third home, every week for our girls night focused on everything from affording your best friend’s wedding to how to turn your side hustle into your main hustle. Each week, Girlfunds will have a special guest join us as we intertwine finance and friendship. And don’t worry, you don’t have to have your finances all together to join our girls nights. We’re all in this together to learn – women supporting women – and in the words of our producer, so we can all be #confidentqueens.

Girlfunds

They say money talks, so why can’t we? This is Girlfunds, a show where we give you our two cents on money. We love to talk with our girlfriends about everything — except our finances. We’re here to bring money back into the conversation with our sisters — and that includes you. Join the two best friends who met as financial journalists at HousingWire, Brena Nath, a twenty-something forever renter with her husband and pup, and Sarah Wheeler, an empty nester on her third home, every week for our girls night focused on everything from affording your best friend’s wedding to how to turn your side hustle into your main hustle. Each week, Girlfunds will have a special guest join us as we intertwine finance and friendship. And don’t worry, you don’t have to have your finances all together to join our girls nights. We’re all in this together to learn - women supporting women - and in the words of our producer, so we can all be #confidentqueens.

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