Before I get into some details about my wonderful guest for this episode, I want to share more about what I said right at the top of the show since it’s pretty important.
As of last week, I have put to rest the old name for this podcast, the Mo’ Money Podcast, and have officially changed the show’s name to the More Money Podcast. As I explained in the intro for this episode, it was very much time for this change and I feel really good about it.
As you know, especially from episode 244, I am an ally of BIPOC and am a supporter of Black Lives Matter. I’ve also been putting more effort to have a more diverse guest list for the show to ensure there are more voices being heard that need to be. I want to be part of the solution, not the problem.
Still, I had never really stopped to think that my podcast name may actually be part of the problem and may come off as offensive to some people until recently.
To give you some background, when I first started my blog in 2011, I called it Mo' Money Mo' Houses. I was 24 when my old roommate and I came up with the name, and I thought it was a funny play on words with my last name and the song Mo' Money Mo' Problems. A few years later, I launched this podcast under the same name. When I rebranded from Mo' Money Mo' Houses to just my personal name (Jessica Moorhouse), I dropped the Mo' Houses from my podcast name so it became simply Mo' Money.
Throughout the years, I've toyed with the idea of updating the name to something that had more relevance to my brand, but I kept putting it off. Until I recently stumbled upon a review on my podcast that made take action immediately. The review is still on Apple Podcasts, so I'm sure you'll be able to find it easily. In essence, they were calling me out for appropriating language from the Black community. That was never my intention and I felt terrible that that had never crossed my mind. So I did a quick poll on Instagram to see how some of my listeners felt. Although the majority didn't feel the same way, some people did.
I never want to offend anyone, and I especially don't want anyone to misunderstand my values or support for the Black community. So, I changed the name. Luckily it was an easy change to the More Money Podcast, but it did remind me that I still have work to do in order to become a better ally. So thanks to everyone for supporting this name change, and supporting me! And thanks again for continuing to listen to the show.
Ok, now onto the special guest for this episode, Meaghan Jean Smith. She is a money mindset and life coach for women who I’ve been following on Instagram for a little while now. She is also the host of the popular Money Mindful podcast and book club. I find her so inspiring and her thoughts on money and mindfulness so interesting, I had to have her on the show so we could dive deeper.
This is one of those episodes that's going to make you pause and think (what good timing since I've been doing a lot of that lately!), and reconsider your actions, habits, and mindset around money. Meaghan definitely got me thinking of some of the money mindset issues I still battle every day. I think I've mentioned on the show that naturally I have a scarcity mindset because of my background growing up. But I try to work through that because I find having an abundance mindset so much more liberating.
I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did and make sure to follow Meaghan on Instagram and check out her podcast that dives even deeper into this topic!
For full episode show notes visit https://jessicamoorhouse.com/265