Align Women


Featured on Align Women |How to be Financially Fearless

Dr. Barbara Provost is the founder of Purse Strings, LLC. Barbara is a doctor of adult and higher learning, an entrepreneur, a podcast host, and a passionate advocate for women who want to be financially fearless.

Together we look at smart ways women can become more informed and powerful in their relationship with money.

What you will learn from this episode:

  • Amy’s personal money mantra and why it works so powerfully for her
  • The real reason women carry purses – it’s not what you think!
  • The one CRITICAL financial instrument that every married woman needs to have in place
  • Why Barbara took empowering women to become financially fearless into her own hands

Align Women Podcast

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Breaking Money Silence


Featured on Breaking Money Silence | Taking Control of the Purse Strings

Who controls the purse strings in your house? If you are like sixty-one percent of the women that would rather talk about their own death than finances, it may not be you. The price of delegating your financial decisions to someone else is especially high, and today’s podcast guests want to do something about it.

Listen to the story of how Dr. Barbara Provost and her daughter Maggie Nielson, co-founded Purse Strings with the mission of closing the gender financial literacy and investing gap. We discuss how women need access to free education and referrals to gender-savvy, financial professionals. But most of all, they need to take action!

Here are the top 5 things you will learn listening to this podcast: 

  • How the financial services industry continues to underserve women 
  • What women really want from their financial professionals 
  • Young millennial women do talk more about money with their friends than previous generations 
  • The importance of taking action to change your relationship with money 
  • You deserve to work with an advisor who shows you respect and dignity

Breaking Money Silence®

Taking Control of the Purse Strings

by Breaking Money Silence with Kathleen Burns Kingsbury | Listen live on all streaming platforms.

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Women, Power and Money


Featured on Take Back Retirement | Women, Power & Money

Today’s guest is Dr. Barbara Provost, a business coach, professor, and entrepreneur with a Doctorate in Adult and Higher Education. She has a long history as a consultant in the financial services sector.

Dr. Barb has taken her expertise into her latest venture, Purse Strings, which offers free financial education and resources for women.

Listen in as Dr. Barb shares how her initiative aims to tackle the lack of safe spaces for women to ask questions and take control of their financial future. She also offers practical strategies for marketing to women (hint: it’s not as simple as “pink-it-and-shrink-it”!).

Take Back Retirement

Dr. Barbara Provost of Purse Strings on Women, Power & Money

by Take Back Retirement with Stephanie McCullough & Kevin Gaines

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Women over 50 – A Live Redesigned


Featured on Women Over 50 – A Life Redesigned | Become Financially Fearless

Now, women can come to the table with confidence and competence. provides access to free online tools and professional resources to learn what she needs to know to make the right financial decisions for herself and her family. Moreover, Purse Strings, LLC promotes a top-tier cadre of Purse Strings Approved Financial Professionals who have been trained and vetted to serve the female market. Our mission is for all women to be financially fearless!


Women over 50 – A Life Redesigned

Become Financially Fearless - My Interview with Dr. Barbara Provost

by Shelly Drymon: Women over 50 - A Life Redesigned

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The Tony Steuer Podcast


Featured on The Tony Steuer Podcast

The Tony Steuer Podcast features conversations with financial literacy advocates who are changing the conversation on money, as well as catching up on the latest trends and ideas in the world of financial literacy and education. 

We discussed the drive behind Purse Strings and why women can feel overlooked along with how an advisor can transition from being a salesperson to being a trusted advisor.

 The Tony Steuer Podcast with Dr. Barbara and Maggie Nielsen 

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Women In Fintech Benzinga


Featured on Women In Fintech | Benzinga Stock Market

Highlighted by Benzinga during women’s history month 2021, Dr. Barbara Provost joins a panel of women around the industry and talk to them about how they got to now and what advice they’d give to other women!

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