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Episode 271: Crossover Episode w/ Watch Us Thrive Podcast | How Financial Freedom Can Get You Out of a Toxic Situation


Episode 271 features a crossover episode with Lianne Torres of the Watch Us Thrive podcast. They discuss how financial freedom can get you out of a toxic situation. Listen now!

Episode 271: Crossover Episode w/ Watch Us Thrive Podcast | How Financial Freedom Can Get You Out of a Toxic Situation

Lianne Torres is a Podcaster, Speaker, Survivor and Advocate for Domestic Violence Survivors. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, she overcame an abusive relationship that almost took her life and embarked on a journey of self-discovery and healing. 

Through her podcast, Watch Us Thrive, Lianne provides a platform for sharing stories of overcoming trauma and encourages healing by engaging in tough conversations. Her work is dedicated to empowering the voiceless by turning pain into power.

You can follow Lianne on her websiteInstagram, YouTube, Threads, TikTok, LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter. Listen to weekly episodes of the show available on all major podcast streaming platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify & YouTube every Tuesday.

In this crossover episode of the Watch Us Thrive Podcast, host Lianne Torres interviews her sister, Jannese Torres, about her new book Financially Lit!

In this conversation, they focus on chapter 9: Love & Dinero, of her brand new book, Financially Lit! They discuss the importance of financial independence, the concept of financial abuse in relationships, and the need for prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements. They also touch on the power of community support and the role of fear in preventing financial progress. Jannese shares practical advice on how to navigate conversations about money in relationships and offers guidance on rebuilding after financial ruin.

Episode 271 Takeaways:

  • Financial independence is essential for escaping toxic situations and building a better life.
  • Financial abuse is a hidden form of abuse that involves using money to control and limit someone’s access to resources.
  • Prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements can protect you and your assets in the event of a divorce.
  • Having open and honest conversations about money in relationships is crucial for financial success and stability.
  • Community support and asking for help are important steps in rebuilding after financial ruin.
  • Understanding and overcoming fear is key to making progress and positive changes in your financial life.


  • 00:00 – Introduction: Financially Lit Book and the Journey of Becoming an Author
  • 01:27 – The Importance of Financial Independence
  • 03:49 – Protecting Your Assets: The Importance of Prenuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • 06:33 – Navigating Conversations About Money in Relationships
  • 08:54 – Rebuilding After Financial Ruin: The Role of Community Support
  • 11:44 – Overcoming Fear: The Key to Financial Progress
  • 25:03 – Building Yourself Back Up After Financial Ruin
  • 28:21 – Empowering Readers to Take Control of Their Finances

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Until next time, stay empowered, stay inspired and #staypoderosa

Order Financially Lit! Today

Financially Lit! offers you culturally relevant and relatable personal finance advice that will finally allow you to feel seen, heard, and understood. Whether it’s the guilt you feel from being the first person to “make it” while members of your family are still struggling, or the way financial trauma manifests itself in negative and limiting beliefs around money, Jannese Torres is here to guide you through it all.

With the warmth and no-nonsense wisdom of someone who’s been there before, Financially Lit! will teach you how to:

  • Set boundaries with your dinero
  • Create and pass on generational wealth
  • Diversify and increase your income
  • Protect yourself from financial abuse
  • Pursue financial independence
  • Navigate the complicated relationship between amor and money
  • Invest like a white dude—or better!
  • And so much more!

With Financially Lit! at your side, you’ll harness the powerful ways money can be used to create the life of your dreams and be empowered to step into financial freedom. Order today @!

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Meet Jannese

Jannese Torres is a award-winning Latina Money Expert, Educator, Speaker, Writer and Business Coach. She became an accidental entrepreneur after a job loss led her to create a successful Latin food blog, Delish D’Lites. Now, she helps her clients and listeners build successful online businesses that allow them to pursue financial independence and freedom.

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