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Queer Money

Dec 25, 2018

In the queer community, we still run the risk of losing a job or being denied services due to our sexual orientation or gender identity. In fact, there are 30 states where it is perfectly legal to discriminate against an individual because they identify as LGBTQ. And we know that such inequity impacts our quality of life. But have you ever stopped to consider how it might impact our financial health? Leslie Tayne is the founder and lead attorney at Tayne Law Group, a debt solutions law firm based in New York City. Leslie has 20 years of experience in the practice of consumer and business financial debt-related services, and her work has appeared in Inc. Magazine, Forbes and the Huffington Post, among many other media outlets. Tayne Law Group has been voted Bethpage Federal Credit Union’s best debt consolidation service four years in a row, and Leslie has twice been honored as one of Long Island Business News Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business. She is also the author of Life & Debt: A Fresh Approach to Achieving Financial Wellness. Today, Leslie joins us to offer her insight on LGBTQ discrimination and share what steps to take if you are being discriminated against. She discusses the impact of discrimination on our finances, explaining why a healthy savings account is crucial for the queer community. Listen in for Leslie’s top tips on managing debt and learn how short-term financial discipline can lead to long-term rewards!