Financially Fierce with Veronica Dagher

Episode 82: Financially Fierce with Veronica Dagher

If you know me, you know how important financial independence is. As a woman, you have to be. Never depend on anyone…ever.

This week’s guest, Veronica Dagher, is an award-winning Senior Wealth Management and Personal Finance Reporter for The Wall Street Journal.  When she lost her father, she quickly learned the importance of being a financially independent woman. “I don’t want to be in this position where something happens to my spouse one day and I don’t know how to handle money. This is not going to be my future,” Veronica explains in regards to her mother not knowing how to write a check.

Today, Veronica’s built a career around teaching women how to be financially independent. She’s the true definition of a go-getter. As a writer, she learned to be curious and prepare. I mean, she’s talking to people like Gloria Steinem!

A few highlights:

14:29: Veronica promised herself, at a young age, she’d never be in the position where she didn’t know how to handle money.

15:41: She teaches the importance of being financially independent as a woman, as no one should go through what her mother did.

16:27: Veronica discusses how some male advisors talk past the wives in couples’ meetings.

22:03: She speaks to the importance of featuring and allowing powerful women such as Maria Sharapova, Bobby Brown, Gloria Steinem, Sallie Krawcheck, and Ayesha Curry to share their stories. 

27:50: How curiosity is important because it serves the audience and provides them with information that can either inspire them, spark an idea, motivate, or teach them how to live their life better. 

31:42: She shares a difficult time when she received hate mail after featuring a story on single motherhood.


Veronica Dagher

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