Ask Basia Video Podcast Ep17- “Is It Crucial To Have Your Backup Money In A Relationship?”

A woman should have her backup money in a relationship. I am a huge fan of a happily married couple having joint assets. However, you can have a loving financial partnership and still maintain financial security as a woman, in order to protect yourself from any unforeseen circumstances.

Financial security can be achieved in various ways:

  • Cash in the bank
  • Passive income investments (aka side hustle)
  • Life insurance coverage
  • Fixed assets
  • Business partnerships
  • Constantly updating your skills and education.

It is my belief that in the event a woman loses her partner through natural causes or otherwise, having at least three of the above categories or assets would protect her and give her a financial peace of mind.

Today, the queens and I discussed this topic. They all had a very interesting perspective. Before you watch the video below. Checkout their bios and follow us all on social.

Commentator Bios

Mrs. Lesley Ann Bailey

Ms. Lesley Ann Bailey is a Trinidadian/American. She is an Occupational Therapist, an entrepreneur, and a graduate of Howard University. Lesley- Ann is based in Washington DC.You can follow her on Instagram

Dr. Marie-Laure Romney

Marie-Laure Romney currently serves as the Vice President of Operations for New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, the #1 hospital in New York and #4 in the nation per US News.  Tasked with overseeing a workforce of 1900+ employees and an operational budget of $350M+ in the aftermath of a global pandemic, Marie is focused on rebuilding employee engagement, streamlining clinical operations, and increasing outpatient volume to drive revenue recovery and growth.

A seasoned healthcare executive with greater than 10 years of clinical experience leading multidisciplinary teams, Marie previously served as Vice Chair of Quality and Patient Safety and Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Columbia University, where she oversaw quality for the Department’s four ED sites and the telemedicine program and helped lead the department’s COVID response strategy, including the development and implementation of a COVID remote patient monitoring program.  Prior to joining Columbia, Marie was Director of Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Patient Safety, for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Kings County Hospital Center and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical School.    

Dr. Romney holds an undergraduate degree from Cornell University, a medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  A TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer with Lean Silver Certification, Dr. Romney enjoys leading interdisciplinary teams to drive meaningful change to help improve healthcare delivery.

Mrs Dimple Kabadi-Berger

Dimple Kabadi-Berger has a Bachelors in Biology and a certificate in Integrative Nutrition Coaching. She has been helping people build and sustain a healthy lifestyle through her Integrative Wellness Coaching business, Wellness With Dimple.  Dimple’s multi-faceted six-month program works alongside her clients to independently and functionally examine twelve areas of overall well-being for each individual. Together, they cover topics such as food, movement, finances, and she works with her clients to identify strengths, challenges, and goals in each area, and partner with any necessary specialists to facilitate making sustainable changes. Follow her on Instagram

Mrs Joanne Gladson

Joanne Gadson has over 20 years’ human resources experience in the pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods, and software industries, holding positions of increasing responsibility during her tenure. Prior to joining WorkStride, she was Senior Director, Human Resources for Antenna Software. Joanne is a strategic business partner with the innate ability to understand high-level business objectives and develop people and culture initiatives that have a positive business impact. She has expertise in the areas of culture, performance management, employee relations, full cycle recruiting across functions, and employee coaching and counseling. Joanne has her BBA in Finance and Banking, with a concentration in Psychology, from Hofstra University.

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Ask Basia Video Podcast Ep17

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