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Welcome back, first gens! On this week’s episode of The First Gen Madrina Podcast, we welcome Charly Stoever (they/he/papi), a non-binary financial coach who is here to help us twerk our way to early retirement. We talk about the complexities of financial literacy, mental health, and the unique challenges faced by first-gens.

Charly’s personal journey as a first-gen shows us the importance of reparenting ourselves, especially when it comes to finances. Growing up in a household marked by a scarcity mindset, Charly learned to navigate the emotional complexities surrounding money. Through their own experiences, they highlight the need for proactive communication, identifying triggers, and advocating for one’s needs, particularly in financial discussions.

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Sara and Charly discuss the systemic issues that contribute to financial challenges within immigrant communities. Charly discusses the historical distrust of financial institutions stemming from past experiences of immigrants, which often presents itself as a barrier to financial empowerment. They also stress the importance of education, both in financial literacy and mental health awareness, as a means to overcome these barriers. As first-gens, we’re often taught to stay away from credit cards and debt because it’s bad, but what if we learned to use it to our advantage?

During the Social Work with Sara segment, Charly gives us some advice on what we can do to help when we are emotionally reactive when it comes to finance. Charly stresses the significance of finding a supportive community and investing in oneself. They share with us how important it is to seek guidance from those who have successfully navigated similar paths, whether through coaching or therapy.

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Sara and Charly also discuss financial decisions and the impact this has on mental health, and how impactful it can be to destigmatize conversations around money-related stressors. Charly’s approach to coaching integrates mental health and recognizing that financial well-being and emotional resilience are connected. Through coaching, speaking engagements, and the Unicorn Millionaire podcast, Charly shares knowledge and tools needed to navigate towards financial independence. 

As always, we’ve learned so much from first-gen individuals striving for financial empowerment and success. Charly’s journey shows us that by seeking support and building that community, first-gens can pave the way towards a brighter financial future. For more information on how to work with Charly visit

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If you are a University, College, Company or Organization, The First Gen Madrina offers workshops on a variety of topics (such as imposter syndrome, time management, managing burnout, building a self-care plan, etc..), custom built mentorship programs as well as customized services tailored to the needs of the client.

Join Sara, The First Gen Madrina, for individual coaching and/or group coaching. The journey can often feel lonely but that does not mean that you are alone! Check out the Our Services tab on our website for more information!

In order to follow along, remember to rate, review, and subscribe to The First Gen Madrina Podcast to stay connected. Also, follow on instagram and LinkedIn @thefirstgenmadrina and Sara Diaz, LCSW. Sara acknowledges that the term first gen can be fluid, so The First Gen Madrina is committed to supporting all first gens! This isn’t just about breaking barriers—it’s about providing unwavering support that propels individuals to embrace life’s challenges and triumphs.

In conclusion, stay tuned to meet amazing first generation guests for the podcast, endless topics related to the first-gen experience and transformational coaching! Sara is your go to Madrina for all things first gen!

¡Hasta pronto!

Sara, The First Gen Madrina