Getting our Priorities Straight with Talaat & Tai McNeely


Getting our Priorities Straight with His and Her Money, Talaat & Tai McNeely

On this episode of Martinis and Your Money, I am talking to Talaat and Tai from His and Her Money. A few weeks back, Apple announced their new iPhones. Immediately, via social media and in my client meetings, I saw the intense euphoria over a product, and I saw my angst and frustration expressed by my good friends, Talaat and Tai McNeely. So I thought I would invite them on the show to discuss this problem of prioritizing stuff instead of prioritizing financial health and how we can fix it.

A few things to note about this show – my mic was giving me problems so my sound quality isn’t the best. Also, Tai got called away toward the end of the show for a personal family issue, so if you think that it’s just Talaat mansplaining and not letting his wife get a word in edgewise, don’t fret, she wasn’t there. We had so much great show before it, though, that we didn’t want to have to re-record. I always love talking to these two and getting their perspective on spending and prioritization problems that keep people from achieving more. Cheers!

What are we drinking?

Talaat & Tai — Spring water on the rocks

Shannon — Black Cherry sparkling water

Podcast Notes

  • The His and Her Money Podcast won three awards at FinCon.

TAKEAWAY: Think about what you prioritize and what comes first in your life. Is it stuff? Or is it something more than stuff? How much is stuff keeping you from achieving something more? I hope that as we head into the holiday spending season that you think about this episode and make financial health a priority instead of spending.

Random Three Questions

  1. You’re on death row and it is your last day on Earth, what do you eat?
  2. What do you do to keep you motivated for your own goals?
  3. If you were to win a million dollars, what would you do with it?

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  1. These products are a good utility device as we can do thing with them today that save much time and money… but needing the absolute latest and greatest is not necessary. My smartphone is older, but it has become a critical function in how I live on a daily basis.

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