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Should I have kids? If you're on the fence about whether or not to have kids, this is your podcast. Each week, host and Clarity Coach, Keltie Maguire, will interview a wide-ranging host of different voices — from best-selling authors to outdoor adventurers to health experts — about their personal Kids or Childfree decision and the topics that run alongside this choice. From new and long-time moms to the currently ambivalent to those who are childfree by choice, you'll get to hear the answers ...
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Childfree Wealth®

Dr. Jay Zigmont, CFP® & Bri Conn

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Childfree Wealth® means having the time, money, and freedom to achieve your goals and dreams. Being Childfree or permanently childless does not automatically make you 'rich' but it does give you more flexibility in where you invest your time and resources. Join Bri Conn. Childfree Weatlth Specialist® & Dr. Jay Zigmont, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, for discussions on life and personal finance that reflect the unique needs of those who are Childfree or permanently childless. DISCLOSURE: This ...
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The Childfree Connection

Rick & Veronica

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✴️ Do you ever wonder what childfree life REALLY looks and feels like? Sure there are the party days and good times of your 20s and 30s (which we both crushed btw) but what about when things start to "slow down" at 50? Is fun still a priority? Does the worry about the elder years increase or decrease? Does regret set in or fade into oblivion? Do friendships change? Is building community with new childfree friends possible? We are a happy childfree couple living in Austin, TX who are here to ...
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Paulette Erato hosts La Vida Más Chévere de Childfree Latina, the only biweekly Spanglish podcast about creating and living your best life, from the childfree Latina perspective. That life starts with liberating ourselves from the toxic cultural brainwashing we've all grown up with in Latinidad. Like assuming everyone wants kids...or the woman should fix her partner a plate at dinner. F that! End the generational trauma and design best life for YOU instead. Let's get rid of the toxic BS and ...
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Childfree Media

Childfree Media

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Childfree Media Ltd. is a global network of content creators offering insight, entertainment, awareness, and allyship to the childfree conversation and community.
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Childfree Chats

Tiara Croft

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An open space for those who are navigating a life without children. We talk about dealing with family, society, friends, and what you're going to do with all that extra money!
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Imagine a place where you, a childfree human, don't have to explain your decisions or choices. Being a childfree human is powerful, meaningful, fully unapologetic, and all that is worth celebrating. This podcast is a breath of judgment-free air where all the things in this childfree life are shared and discussed. And oh … I am Raphie (she/her), your host. I am a wife, an entrepreneur, an occupational therapist, and a bird mom to name a few. Let's continue getting to know each other over on I ...
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Over 40 & Childfree

Nicole Cowen & Tracy McDonald

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Welcome to our podcast, where the only thing hotter than our topics is our community of badass, childfree women over 40! If you're tired of feeling like you're the only one who hasn't settled down with a brood of screaming children, then you've come to the right place. We'll be discussing everything from life and love to hot topics related to being over 40 and childfree. Need some advice on how to deal with your well-meaning friends who keep setting you up on disastrous blind dates? We've go ...
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Ever catch yourself in a spiral of anxiety and worry? If your answer is “no,” we want your secret! Chances are, at some point in the last few weeks, you found yourself overthinking about SOMETHING. As childfree individuals, society likes to warn us about our potentially regretful future. While these thoughts may sneak in from time to time, what abo…
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In this episode, The Childless Collective online community host, Katy Seppi, shares her journey of infertility and becoming childfree not by choice. You'll hear her and Keltie discuss: Katy's personal experience with infertility, IVF, and endometriosis — and the challenges of accessing proper medical care. How and when Katy decided to stop fertilit…
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🎙️ Welcome to our latest episode covering what a CFP® Professional learns, this time we're focusing on retirement strategies! 🏦 We cover the essentials of 401(k)s, IRAs, and saving for retirement. 📊 We also discuss investment considerations such as time horizon, risk tolerance, and how to match them with your retirement plan. 📈 Learn about distribu…
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Wanna share your thoughts? Send a text! What's the "proper" way to tell your guests you want a childfree wedding? From the etiquette of hosting an adult-only affair to the most tactful ways to convey this message to your guests, we're all over this sometimes-taboo topic. Childfree couple Paulette and Ryan Erato have some experience in this arena. A…
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Should you be shouting “I’m Childfree!” to the world? We think so! In this episode, we share some powerful reasons why it's important to be vocal about your childfree choice. Even if it doesn't come naturally to you, the benefits of sharing this aspect of your life can often outweigh any potential drawbacks. We'll explain exactly why. Rick reveals …
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🎙️ Welcome to our latest episode! 🎲 Today, we dive into the exciting world of "Donuts and Dragons," an innovative concept combining delicious treats with thrilling D&D sessions. 🍩🐉 Rebecca and Matt discuss their journey from idea to execution, sharing insights on life planning, balancing creativity and practicality, and the importance of just start…
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Travel journalists and long-time couple, Scott and Collette Stohler, share their journey of deciding to have a child and how it's impacted their adventurous lifestyle. You'll hear them and Keltie discuss: Why having a child doesn't have to mean giving up travel, adventure, and freedom Challenges of the postpartum period and the transformation it br…
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Ericka didn't initially choose to be childfree. She spent 10 years navigating a challenging infertility journey, leaving her uncertain about her future. She grappled with concerns about not becoming a mother and feared her life might always feel incomplete. Ericka also faced the judgement and expectation from her faith based community. When joining…
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🎙️ In today's episode, we dive deep into life as childfree-not-by-choice with Charlie Dice, creator of the Life Beyond Infertility Mentorship Program - a private and group coaching membership and community. She's also the founder and host of the Life Beyond Infertility Podcast. Her mission is to help those struggling to see a way forward rediscover…
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In this episode, Dr. Jay Zigmont, a childfree wealth expert, shares his experiences as a childfree man, alongside the challenges and opportunities for childfree people when it comes to their financial and life planning. Hear Dr. Jay and Keltie discuss: The lack of representation and understanding for childfree individuals and the judgment they ofte…
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🎙️ Hey, Childhood Wealth listeners! Today’s episode features Danielle Miura, a long-time friend and expert in caregiving. We dive into the challenges and strategies for planning and managing caregiving, especially for those navigating "No-Baby Step 7: Plan for Mom & Dad”. Danielle’s top tip? Go with the flow and prioritize self-care! 🫶We discuss se…
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Therapist, mother, and founder of the popular @therapyforwomen Instagram account, Amanda E. White, shares her personal experience of being on the fence about having kids — and how she arrived her her decision to become a mom. Hear her and Keltie discuss: The complexity of the Kids or Childfree decision, and factors such as societal pressures, perso…
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Wanna share your thoughts? Send a text! Part 3 in the childfree wedding series comes to us in the form of an email from Vivian, a now "retired" childfree housewife. Vivian's wedding planning started off as a wild ride navigating family expectations, Catholicism, and even some social shaming, all because she dared to say "I don't want kids." Having …
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We're diving into the all-too-familiar rude comments that childfree people just can't seem to avoid. You know the ones – the hurtful, confusing, and downright insane remarks that make us shake our heads. These comments have become so ingrained in our society that people often don't realize just how insensitive they're being. In this episode, we'll …
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In this episode, we tackle balancing financial goals and preparing for health emergencies. We discuss setting realistic goals, like saving for travel and paying off debt, without being too hard on ourselves. 💸✈️ We also cover making contingency plans for unexpected health costs and the importance of having a will or trust. 🏥📜 Tips include designati…
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In this conversation, Shweta, a childfree woman of Southern Asian background, shares what she calls "the best decision I ever made" — namely, her choice to be childfree. You'll hear her and Keltie discuss: How Shweta's upbringing and the gender roles she observed in her extended family influenced her decision. The positive response she has received…
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In this episode of the Childfree Wealth® Podcast, Dr. Jay welcomes a remarkable guest, Jess, who, along with her husband Corey, is a driving force behind The Fioneers. Jess brings an eclectic mix of expertise in lifestyle design, van life, and financial independence. She shares her journey toward financial independence and how she and her partner h…
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In this conversation, Keltie Maguire asks hospice nurse Julie McFadden the questions on your mind when it comes to your Kids or Childfree decision and all things death and dying. You'll hear them discuss: Julie's personal journey as a nurse and her decision to specialize in hospice care How at age 41, Julie is able to have such an attitude of openn…
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Wanna share your thoughts? Send a text! Burnout isn't a gold medal earned at the Exhaustion Olympics. It's totally avoidable, but in our hustle culture, we often wear exhaustion like a badge of honor. Trust that there's nothing honorable about sacrificing your health. Take it from someone who has suffered the consequences! Us childfree Latinas are …
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🎙️ Hey, Childfree Wealth listeners! In this episode, we're diving into the intriguing world of tax planning 📊. Dr. Jay and Bri talk us through some of the essentials of income tax law fundamentals, income tax calculations, tax characteristics of entities, and more. From understanding gross income to the nuances of capital gains, we've got you cover…
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In this episode, Keltie is joined by her husband, Chris, for a candid discussion about their decision to be childfree, and namely, how choosing childfree has been for Chris as a man. The two of them discuss: Chris's personal journey from ambivalence to confidently childfree The role of personal and relationship development in their decision-making …
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Do you enjoy using the bathroom without little hands banging on the door? We sure do! In this episode, we dive into the unexpected perks of living childfree. From enjoying your bathroom privacy to turning that spare room into anything you want—yes, even a stripper pole room! We also open up about how imposter syndrome has thrown us into a sea of se…
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Hey, Childfree Wealth® listeners! We're back with this month's book club, diving into "Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending" by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton. If you enjoyed "Die with Zero," you're in for a treat with this one too. Join us as Bri and I discuss our thoughts on the book. Bri found it enjoyable but wished for more scientif…
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Julie Lythcott-Haims — New York Times bestselling author, TED speaker, former Stanford dean, and lawyer — is here to share her wisdom with us on living an authentic life, the impact of helicopter parenting (and how we can break free of this trap, should we choose to become parents), and her experiences as a mom of two adult children. Hear her and K…
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Has a family member ever made passive aggressive comments about your decision not to have kids? These subtle jabs can make us feel undermined and stir up doubt and confusion about the childfree choice. Today you’ll meet Amanda, who shares her decade-long struggle with a mother-in-law unwilling to accept her childfree lifestyle. Amanda's story highl…
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Wanna share your thoughts? Send a text! What happens when you’re suddenly abandoned by your pack? Loneliness is a universal human emotion that can often go unaddressed and underestimated in its impact. In a society where the focus is too often on productivity and success, acknowledging feelings of isolation and vulnerability can be perceived as a w…
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In this candid conversation, Dr. Jay talks with Maria Hill about the often misunderstood world of childlessness not by choice. They take a deep dive into the complexities of this and the unique financial considerations it presents. Maria shares her journey from a traditional conservative background to a life of self-discovery, empowerment, and joy …
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In this conversation, we hear from Katherine Ripley, a licensed clinical social worker and somatic therapist, about how difficult childhood experiences can influence and shape the decision of whether or not to have children. Keltie and Katherine discuss: The role of anxiety as a defense against emotion and how it can prevent us from connecting with…
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Ever felt a bit out of place in your friend circle because everyone else has kids? Or maybe you find yourself holding back in conversations? In this episode, we unleash the top reasons why it feels so good to be surrounded by childfree friends. It's so refreshing to connect with people who understand your frustrations, your wins and also share simi…
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This episode is a recording from Dr. Jay’s latest talk at the Childless Collective Summit in April. In his talk, he discusses his experiences at financial conferences and his work with both childfree individuals and financial professionals, while sharing an engaging narrative on how being childfree impacts one's life and finances. You’ll hear him c…
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Join us for a conversation with Dutch writer, illustrator, and artist, Marloes de Vries. We discuss her book 'Kinderen krijg is optioneel' (Having Children is Optional) and Marloes' decision to be childfree. You'll hear about: The pressures Marloes' felt from society and how she took time to reflect and be alone to solidify her decision. The import…
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Wanna share your thoughts? Send a text! "Where are you from?" is a question asked all too often of people who are visibly "not white." So what does it mean to be American in a melting pot of immigrants? Picking up where we left off last time, guest Amanda reflects back on her 5 years in Japan and we touch on certain taboo topics like: race vs ethni…
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In this conversation, we hear from Jane van Dis, M.D., an OB-GYN who specializes in women's/maternal health and its intersection with reproductive justice — both in terms of Jane's personal experience of motherhood and how her professional insights and expertise can help inform your own choice. You'll hear about: The idea of informed consent in und…
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Ed Coambs is a former firefighter, now CFP® Professional & family financial therapist. In this episode, Jay and Ed delve into the intricate intersection of love, money, and psychology. You’ll hear them explore the dynamics of couples' finances, the importance of understanding past experiences and attachment styles, and the key role these play in sh…
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Wanna share your thoughts? Send a text! Continuing the study of the parallels in various cultures, we're celebrating AAPI month by exploring the world of childfree adulthood with Amanda from Six Degrees of Cats podcast in Part 1 of this two-part episode. Where do Latinidad and East Asian/Midwestern cultures overlap? You'd be surprised! And despite …
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Ever been asked what you do with your free time as a childfree person? If not, get ready – it’s likely that you’ll eventually be hit with this baffling query. In this episode, we dive into why this question pops up and why our free time is still frowned upon by society. Regardless of these silly assumptions, you know we always turn the spotlight ba…
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In this conversation, Bri & Dr. Jay review her third CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ course focused on investments. As part of her professional journey, Bri undertakes these courses to enhance her understanding and skills in various areas of financial planning. The investment planning course is a crucial component of the CFP® Professional curriculum, …
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In this intriguing episode, Bri dives deep into the topic of legacy with guest, CaTyra Polland! As a poet, keynote speaker, and author of her new book, Legacy Beyond Offspring, she’s focused on shattering conventional norms by exploring the concept of legacy beyond parenthood. From her own experience to insights from a focus group of childfree indi…
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In this episode, you’ll get a behind the scenes look at a real financial planning session with Dr. Jay Zigmont, CFP®. Rebekah & Matt, were originally in the Portraits of Childfree Wealth book & agreed to have their financial planning process recorded and shared. They openly address the mental load of money, the fear of debt, and the often overlooke…
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Rick and I will be back next time but stick with me today because I have a very special bonus episode of "Is Childfree For Me?" where my program graduates share their personal story of how they found peace and confidence with the childfree choice. Today you will meet Charlotte, a 32 year old woman from Sweden, who’s anxiety intensified when her bes…
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Get ready for a deep dive into personal finance and life purpose as Bri and Dr. Jay take on the timeless book, "Your Money or Your Life!" This lively discussion isn't just about numbers, it's about aligning your time, money, and passion to create an amazing life. Expect thought-provoking insights on consumerism, work-life balance, and the importanc…
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Wanna share your thoughts? Send a text! Since host and childfree Latina Paulette Erato was ironically born on Mexican Mother's Day (which is always observed on May 10th), she's turning May into a celebration of The Otherhood, aka Non-Mom May! Non-Mom May is a fiesta dedicated to amplifying the stories of women and non-binary individuals living fulf…
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What happens when you tell your family that you decided NOT to have kids? In this episode, we explore the positive and sometimes uncomfortable reactions that our childfree community has received when they break the no kids news. We uncover a common lie that childfree people resort to when faced with relentless judgment or pressure. (Please comment …
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Childfree Wealth® is growing! With that, we’ve had some recent changes. In this episode, Bri & Dr. Jay discuss the state of the firm & share more information regarding the Childfree Wealth Check-up, the newest way to work together. The Childfree Wealth Podcast, hosted by Bri Conn and Dr. Jay Zigmont, CFP®, is a financial and lifestyle podcast that …
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Do you have head trash holding you back? Those pesky mental hurdles can hold us back from reaching our full potential. With humor and candor, Bri & Dr. Jay explore how our own stories and ingrained beliefs can become roadblocks on the path to success. Dr. Jay kicks off the discussion by likening head trash to unwanted clutter in our minds, obstruct…
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In this episode, Keltie reflects on the insights and takeaways from the first season of The Kids or Childfree podcast. -- Get the details on our two group coaching programs that start the week of April 20th: kidsorchildfree.com/group-coaching And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review The Kids or Childfree Podcast if you love what you’re heari…
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Wanna share your thoughts? Send a text! Self-proclaimed and proud black sheep Shweta Ramkumar sits down with resident childfree Latina Paulette Erato to discuss the parallels between Southern Asian and Latine cultures. And while both cultures can be conservative, sexist, and patriarchal, both women have been fortunate to have supportive families wh…
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Rick and I are on the struggle bus in this candid episode of The Childfree Connection Podcast! We're laying it all out as we unpack the recent challenges that life has thrown our way. We considered skipping this episode but instead found ourselves inspired to tackle a question we're frequently asked by the childfree community, "Is Childfree Life Ea…
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Wondering what a CFP® Professional learns? As Bri completes her CFP® coursework, her & Dr. Jay recap what she’s learned. In this episode they tackle insurance planning and risk management. While insurance may sound dull, they make it engaging by sharing Bri's journey through the course. She admits that it took a lot of discipline to power through a…
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Author Kate Kaufmann shares her journey of choosing to be childfree after trying to have children alongside much valuable wisdom gleaned over her 70-plus years of life without kids. You'll hear about: The challenges and grief associated with this decision and how her identity shifted over time. The importance of intergenerational relationships and …
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