"Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are." -- Beyoncé Knowles 🌟


Another busy week at Vestpod: a private corporate event at the Gherkin for a financial company on Friday, Birmingham Lit Fest on Saturday, a talk to the Greenwich Uni students on Wednesday and a corporate event at a fintech yesterday!

I took the plunge a few years ago and became a freelancer / business owner. And you know what? I never thought that managing your finances as an independant would be so hard. No mandatory pension, so the responsibility is on your shoulders; the agony of negotiating your own rates and the nightmare that is actually getting paid. You may also be a full time employee with a side-hustle so be all too familiar with this.

📅 This is why I wanted to get all of us to talk about these issues during our next Vestpod Series event (breakfast!) on 25th October, “How to manage my finances as a freelancer, or side-hustler?”. Again we have a DREAM panel of speakers 💓. I couldn’t be more excited. Please meet:
  • Abiola Ola, the founder of award-winning blog The Active Budgeter. Having worked at a city firm and leading organisations such as the London School of Economics, Abiola’s mission is to help under 35s to save & build wealth. Find Abiola on Instagram @activebudgeter and Twitter @activebudgeter.
  • Anna Codrea-Rado is passionate about making the lives of freelance journalists richer with her platform fjandco #FairPayForFreelancers. A freelance journalist who has written for top international titles, Anna writes about culture and technology and where the two intersect. Find Anna on Instagram @annacod and Twitter @annacod.
  • Sapphire Bates is changing the way the next generation of women gets into business. Founder of The Coven, the awesome worldwide membership platform for female founders, she also founded a floristry business, The Flower Arranger. Find Sapphire on Instagram @sapphirejbates @thecovengirlgang and Twitter @sapphirejbates.
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📅 As promised our next London workshop is coming up on October 22nd and it’s our signature “Introduction to Investing”. I have just added some tickets (very few left) as we managed to book a bigger room!

🌟 In this week’s newsletter, we’ll look at the main money news of the week; followed by our anonymous money story, book reviews and events. 
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Vestpod Events:

22nd October: Workshop “Intro to Investing”
Our signature workshop with Emilie £35

25th October: Vestpod Series. Freelancers, Side-Hustlers: Managing Money, Getting Paid
Breakfast & Talk £10

I am speaking at these events:

12th October: Cheltenham Literature Festival: You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich with Alex Holder
Tickets £8

28th October: Declare x Vestpod on financial literacy, lesson 2

Apply here

👀 All events are here on:
Freelancers, Side-Hustlers
Managing Money, Getting Paid
We’ll tackle all these subjects for you:
  • How can I prepare a financial plan to help me make the transition from full-time employee to freelancer?
  • How to organise finances and prepare a budget
  • Practical tips on how to save
  • Thinking about the long term: do I need a pension and how to get started?
  • What are my challengers as a freelancer? Taxes? Bookkeeping?
  • Negotiating rates. Getting paid on time.
  • How to build extra streams of income / start side-hustles
  • What are some useful apps and key resources?
...and much more. Feel free to send me your questions!

📺 You can take a look at our previous Vestpod Series events on our Youtube channel. We bring together women passionate and knowledgeable about finance to help you learn and make your financial life easier. You will also meet like-minded women and be able to open this important money conversation.
Book on Eventbrite (£10) 💸
Vestpod in the news:

📖 We are featured in Courier Magazine special issue about [Female] Founders, get your copy in your favourite newsagent.

📻 I loved speaking with Natalia and Ash, from Bare Naked Chats where we “get fierce with finance”, let me know if you enjoy it!

On our minds this week:

💰Women would rather tell their partner that they’re bad in bed than talk to them about their money worries. This Is Money

🌳 Ethical investing is having its moment. FT Adviser

😱 Half of young women in the UK are worried about their mental health, blaming sexism and struggles with work and money. Yahoo UK News

💬 Online, no one knows you're poor by Shauna M Ahern for The Guardian.

😱 The UK's largest robo-advisor is struggling to rein in losses in Business Insider.

💥 Rihanna Talks Fenty, That Long-Awaited Album, and President Trump in Vogue.

👀 A British Person Explains the WAG War: A feud between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy, the wives of noted English soccer stars, is playing out in the public sphere. The New York Times

⭐ Why Melissa Eamer left Amazon for Glossier. Vogue Business
What On Earth
Are We Doing With Our Money?
You may already know Refinery29’s Money Diaries… this is our own version of it! We’ve put together a few questions to understand what women are doing with their money. Let’s break the taboo and talk more about finances!
It’s short, snappy, fun and anonymous.
2 min read 🙋

Enjoyable and practical guide to sorting out your finances and budgeting. Emilie makes it very easy for you to put practical plans in place. All young people should be made to read this before starting a career, to give them goals in place. Highly recommend.
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