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A GIF from ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.’ Midge says, “You are phenomenal. You are amazing.”

This week’s money mood: big Midge energy

There are few things we love here at Ellevest more than watching a woman break down barriers and build a big, successful career in spite of the odds stacked against her. So naturally, we’re living for the new season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Prime Video. (Six episodes are out now, and the last two drop *tomorrow*!)

We’re guessing that a good number of Ellevest community members are Midge fans, too. So this week, we’ve got some ways you can bring her energy into your money and career.

Tits up!

Deedi Brown, she/her
Senior Editor

 
A woman resembling Midge Maisel, in a sunhat, lounging on a pie chart with money and a purse nearby. Illustration.

6 money and career lessons from Midge

A lot of things Midge has learned about money and her career are just as relevant today. In fact, they’re the same things we talk about at Ellevest all the time.

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Navigating Mrs. Maisel’s $$ convos IRL

There are a lot of money talks in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 4. If Midge came to Ellevest for advice, here’s what we’d tell her. (S4 spoiler-free!)

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Avoiding ~the Joel thing~

Remember back in season 1, when Midge and Joel first separated and she found out that they were broke?!? Devastating, but negative financial surprises during divorce are more common than you think. We asked the Ellevest community on Instagram: Do you play an active role in your money management? Here’s what you said:

HELL YES  92%
 
ERM, NO  8%
 
A still from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” season 4. Midge and Susie look at each other across the diner table.

No more playing second fiddle

Midge isn’t settling for less this season — and neither are you. Join next week’s negotiation workshop to get alllll the info and strategies you need to ask for more (and get it).

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A still from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” season 4. Midge stands at the mic, in the spotlight, with her arms raised.

Time to get your money straight?

Book a 1:1 Budgeting session with an Ellevest money coach — they’ll make you a personalized budget with your goals in mind (like an Upper West Side apartment of your own?).

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Check in on your money mindset

Midge Maisel is getting her finances together (and taking charge of her life!) in season 4. But financial wellness isn’t a box to check — it’s a practice. Whether you’re just starting or feel the urge to check in with your own practice, it can help to begin with a bit of reflection. Questions to journal about might include:

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How would you describe your relationship with money? Why?

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What about your financial wellness or finances overall are you proud of today?

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Close your eyes and picture a version of you that’s financially well. What does that look like? Feel like?

PS: We’ve got a downloadable worksheet to help you think through these questions and more (and it’s free for members!).

 

Small $$ win of the week

“Saving for my son’s school tuition for next year, and for quarterly taxes this year. I am a single mom and feeling super in charge this year!” (Now that’s big Midge energy!)

— Erica, an Elle Raiser from Lancaster, PA

Let us celebrate your latest money win! Tell us about it here.

 

Channel your inner Midge: Reclaim your money and career.

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