I think it had to be on a podcast during my own financial journey. On Jean Chatzky’s podcast, HerMoney
, a lot of her listeners always called in asking how to make best use of their windfall
, the “beautiful gift,” as they’d call it. They’d say, “I got married, and my parents gifted us $50,000” or “my dear grandma just passed away, and I inherited $80,000.” These things were so foreign to me — like what? People are getting that kind of money? I think listening to the podcast and hearing from people from all walks of life talking about their money, that was a big eye-opener for me. It made me aware that we don’t have that. Our journey is different.