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An organized collection of financial wellness checklists, how to find financial professionals, helpful guides, tools and resources, and more.

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Topic Index

Student Loans | Cost of Living | Credit | Financial satisfaction | Savings | Retirement | Investing | Wedding budgeting | Couples budgets | Mortgages | Economic empowerment | Financial feminism

Millennial and gen z financial wellness

Additional self-help resources are listed below.

  • Information and statistics regarding the financial wellness of millennials, gen z

Financial literacy and education

  • Orgs and nonprofits — CFPB
  • Tools/apps
  • Courses
  • Checklists and guides
  • Books — When She Earns More, Broke Millennial

Financial therapy

This funnel-style framework helps help founders evaluate potential investors while establishing trust and respect.

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Lessons from lead qualification

In a prior life, as a salesperson for and Microsoft CRM licenses and consulting services, lead qualification was one of the most valuable and transferrable skills I learned. But I have a confession. Early in my career, I was nervous as hell about asking direct questions to customers.

I suppose I was afraid I might seem rude, spook the buyer, or hear the disqualifying answers I didn’t want to hear. I suppose I wanted to preserve hope and the assumption of the perfect deal. …

Sexual and Gender Minorities as individuals and couples are often an afterthought.

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As startup founders, we can do a lot of good within our companies to help humanity evolve toward a more validating, equitable, and just collective. During Pride Month 2021, let’s ask ourselves how we can do better and do more than engaging in rainbow capitalism.

When developing products, is your team using pronouns properly in customer profiles? Do you recruit queer-identifying users for beta testing?

At Enriched Couples, we think about these questions often. We are proudly cofounded by a gay man, which is helpful for understanding the lived experience of a gay male. But, to be totally candid —

This 5-day challenge helps engaged partners unify their vision and values for a healthy, lifelong financial partnership — starting with the wedding budget!

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Happy engagement! If you’re already thinking of attending upcoming wedding expos like The Bridal Extravaganza in downtown Houston, looking at ideas for dresses on Pinterest, and googling things like “how much does a wedding cake cost?” — you’re in the right place.

In collaboration with Budget Savvy Bride, Enriched Couples is hosting a Premarital Money Challenge — complete with a live event, giveaways, and new community!

So, before you jump into planning feet-first or start sampling cake, this challenge is the ultimate step-by-step to help you take a deep breath and limit the stress of wedding budget discussions for you…

Friendships among female founders within the VC-funded, unicorn-aspiring startup sphere can amplify self-compassion.

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A tortorous flywheel

One of the most profound experiences I’ve had as a mental health pro was in grad school at an IOCDF conference. I’ve had a similar feeling, being deeply moved, by a similar situation recently. I’ll explain.

In 2015, my mentor at the time, a global leader in OCD research and treatment, Dr. Monnica Williams, was co-leading a support group for two subtypes of OCD, violent and sexual obsessions.

By definition, OCD is made up of intrusive, unwanted thoughts. They are the flywheel for obsessions and compulsions in all presentations of OCD. People with violent…

Founders need mentors, sponsors, and champions, which all function differently and on different frequencies.

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Nice to meet you, please be my mentor

One common mistake founders make — including me — early in their startup journey is rushing into mentor relationships with people they’ve just met. It’s understandable, really.

Founders are often sponges, looking to learn from people who can shorten the painful learning curves of starting a business. And, it’s not necessarily intuitive that the best mentor relationships often evolve organically. I believe that is doubly true for founders where the entire idea of mentorship is novel.

While it makes sense that human relationships do evolve as a function of time and interaction frequency, words like “advisor” and “mentor” suggest a…

Enriched Couples aims to increase civic engagement by providing our employees and customers with resources to take action.

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Civic engagement

Today (January 19, 2021), Enriched Couples is proud to join Civic Alliance, a nonpartisan coalition of more than 1,000 businesses working together to encourage every American to participate in shaping our country’s future.

Civic Alliance strengthens our democracy by encouraging civic participation, supporting safe, accessible, and trusted elections, and building an engaged civic culture through tools, resources, events, and partnerships. Founded by the CAA Foundation and Democracy Works, Civic Alliance cultivates a community of companies united by a shared belief that an active democracy is good for business, and an engaged business community is good for democracy.

Decisions influencing social…

Ways, widgets, and services that can make daily life a little bit easier.

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The brain of a person with ADHD is a fascinating thing.

One minute, we might be folding laundry and half-watching The Bridgertons. The next we could easily be hyper-focusing on English royal titles, how they came to be, where they — wait a second, this is apparently relevant to my family heritage due to our geographic origins of passage to America on the Mayflower — and how did I end up on

The twists and turns that keep us constantly curious and on the move, intellectually…

This is a list of groups that serve and support fellow female and non-binary startup founders and women in tech.

Cover image by Christina at Women of Color in Tech via Unsplash.

This was made and is maintained by Annette Miller, Cofounder and CEO of Enriched Couples. These organizations boast a range of helpful resources (even with free membership) including:

  • Live and recorded events
  • Job boards
  • Member directories
  • Networking
  • Scholarship alerts
  • Training
  • Fundraising resources
  • Apprenticeship or internship matching

Affinity groups — female founders

  1. Female Founders Alliance
  2. Female Founder Collective
  3. Hello Alice
  4. StartOut 🏳️‍🌈
  5. SoGal
  6. Women Who Startup
  7. Flik
  8. Women Founders Community
  9. Bunch of Founders 🏳️‍🌈
  10. Girlboss
  11. iFundWomen
  12. Female Founded Club
  13. Vinetta Project
  14. F-Bomb Breakfast Club

Affinity groups — women in tech

  1. Women Who…

Relationships, mental health, and financial stress all intersect due to social psychology.

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Connecting the psychological dots

Money can be stressful. Throughout 2020, money has proven a widespread source of stress for Americans. Perhaps due to the visibility of this nationwide issue, there’s an emerging appreciation for the reality that economic stressors are emotionally activating.

Various national financial wellness reports from 2020 show financial health concerns also influence our sense of well-being:

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