April 24, 2020

An Origin Story

The motivation behind this podcast, and early lessons in investing.


We’ve come to the end of Season 1 of Talk Money. I’m really proud of what we’ve created. We still have a long way to go, but we’re on our way! This project started two years ago. I was very interested in creating education around money, business and finance, and felt that podcasting was the best medium. In order to stand out among the hundreds of thousands of podcasts out there, we had to take a different approach - we focus on storytelling to share lessons on money, business and finance.

In this episode of Talk Money, we learn more about my origin story. I hope understanding how I got here and why we created this show will entice you to keep listening. The goals behind this podcast were to create more transparency and simplify topics around money in an entertaining way. I didn’t learn about investing by going to business school or working on Wall Street. I was very fortunate to have people around me who taught me. I learned by making mistakes and asking questions. Throughout this episode, I’ll share lessons I experienced and why creating this podcast was so important.

I really appreciate all of you who’ve taken the time to listen. I can’t wait to share Season 2! To catch up on Season 1, see the episode list below:

Ep. 1: Table for Two, Please- How restaurants work.

Ep. 2: What’s the Deal with Bitcoin (Part 1)- What is Bitcoin and why it was created.

Ep 3: What’s the Deal with Bitcoin (Part 2)- Investing in Bitcoin.

Ep 4: Home Sweet Home- A guide to first time home buying.

Ep 5: The Mortgage Whisperer- How the mortgage process works.

Ep 6: Degrees, Debt & Your Dollar- The student debt crisis, and rethinking college.

Ep 7: Mo Money, Mo Savings- Personal finance 101.

Ep 8: An Origin Story - Who am I, and early lessons in investing.

Thank you to all my guests on Season 1. Thank you to Ryan Kailath & Max Miller for editing and producing Season 1. My friends and family who listened to every draft. My business partner and wife, Angela, for countless edits, feedback and guidance. To all of you, thank you for your support! Please help us spread the word by sharing the podcast!


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