Bitcoin, Bitcoin, Bitcoin!! Its added seven mill to 50 Cent's bank account, has young people investing like never before and old guys calling it a scam. It was the hottest topic of 2017 as it hit $20,000 in value a coin when most folks still don't understand or know much about it. If the words cryptocurrency, blockchain, bitcoin and Ripple mean nothing to you now, then podd'up my friend because we have enlisted the assistance of Prath, a Wall-Streeter and early bitcoin investor to help us break it all down, and perhaps even convince Shaun to get in on it. Bitcoin - Two Black Guys with Good Credit - Let's go!!
If you spend 3-4 hours a day scouring the internet for travel reward deals and have created a 15 credit-card spreadsheet that is detailed down to the last available dollar, then you and our guest Derek Powe have a few things in common. Did we mention he is not even 30 yet!! Sit back and pod'up because who knew credit could take you around the world first class for less than a hundred dollars...the Credit King is in the building!!! Let's go.
So you want to buy a home' pt.2. Yes, we are back to finish what we started with you in part 1 and we were able to get Malibu/Westside Realtor Tony Barsocchini back in the saddle with us as well. This is it - the home stretch, the last lap, the big finale - you found the house and we are closing the deal. Sit back, podd'up and let us help you get those keys. 'So you want to buy a home pt.2' - let's go.
From email to podcast - the people have spoken, well actually they typed, "How do you buy a house"? So we decided to breakdown the home buying process step by step and called this episode, 'So you wanna buy a house'!! To assist, we enlisted Malibu/Westside Realtor Tony Barsocchini. When our guest from the west met up with Shaun (aka Mr. East Coast Real Estate) let's just say... Podd'up, hit the volume and let's rock!!!
Did you know financial apps are using change (spare change that is), to change the game and get a new generation of investors into the stock market for mere pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, etc...? That's right there is an app for that and today on TBGWGC we are talking Financial Investment Apps. Pod'up people - App In or App Out... Let's go!
You can't get approved for that loan, mortgage, apartment or that car you want. Your credit is a mess! Then you hear that commercial --fix your credit fast and easy, raise your score by 50 points in 30 days or less!! Fact or Fiction, Rip-off or Real Deal? Pod'up as TBGWGC separates the truth from the trash talk...Credit Repair --Fact or Fake News? is on deck, let's go!
Jay-z drops the 4:44 album and was popping off about credit, real estate investing, generational wealth etc... So we at T.B.G.W.G.C decided why not kick off Season 3 by Decoding (breaking down) the Jigga Man. Pod'up and listen in because while Shaun and Arlington love this album - they don't always see eye to eye on what Jay-z has to say... Round-table - Jay-z 4:44 Decoded, Let's go!
Bankruptcy.. The first thing that comes to mind is someone standing in the street naked while all of their stuff is being taken away.. Not so fast... Slow down. T.B.G.W.G.C has decided it's time to breakdown Bankruptcy and bring it out of the shadows and into the financial light. To help us out we have enlisted California Attorney F. Stephen Jones, a bankruptcy specialist. Lights on. No fear. Pod'up! Let's go...
You've got a great idea and now your ready to boss up and get your entrepreneurial game on. Well slow down and pod'up because this week on two black guys with good credit we are talking about the ever enticing world of entrepreneurship. Every minute of every day someone in America is starting a new business!! The competition is stiff, but T.B.G.W.G.C has a few things to run by you before you cash-out and put it all on the line. "I've got a great idea"...cool, say no morel! Let's go!!
What's up Podcast family?? 'Tis the season!! This week Team Two Black Guys with Good Credit is putting you up on game, our game plan for a winning Holiday Season of "Gifts that Keep on Giving". You know our motto is "your money is your money", so we are opening up our playbook and giving you an our overall strategy that will ensure you a win in the holiday shopping box. Great teams need a great coach (someone to keep you in check), a strong roster (selective gift list), a salary cap (budget) a few trick plays (shopping who-knew tips) and the ability to think outside the box ("Gifts that keep on Giving"). Plug in, pod'up and let's go. Game day is just around the corner. Ho... Ho... Ho!!!
Own Rent Lease... Say it with me - "Own Rent Lease!!!" The biggest items in your life will eventually put you at the crossroads of own, rent, or lease? Cars and homes are typically our two biggest purchases, unless your buying or leasing a jet that is. "I own my car, I don't lease..." really - why??? "Paying rent is a waste of money..." Oh yeah - why?? Things are not always what they seem, so we decided to tackle this age old conundrum. Strap Up and Pod'up - Own Rent Lease this week on Two Black Guys with Good Credit.
Get out and Vote!!! Vote for who??? Round table #2 - TBGWGC is talking about H.R.C - Hillary Rodham Clinton. We discussed him, so we had to bring our thoughts on Hillary to keep it all the way PC. Sit in and turn the volume all the way up because this could be our first Female President People. 'I'm with her', but are You???!!! ...Let's go.... Vote!!!
In the 80's we asked "where's the beef?". In the 2000's we know where the beef is, but now we ask is it grass-fed, farm raised, hormone free, organic, natural or processed and the even bigger question - what does is cost per pound???? With the cost of food outpacing the price of gasoline, we decided to invite Organic and Natural Foods Specialty Broker Laterri Hughes to our podcast to break it all down. Vegan and meat eaters alike, pod'up because TBGWGC is talking about the Cost of Food... let's go - chomp chomp!!!
LaTerri Hughes currently works as an Organic & Natural Foods Specialty Broker in Southern California, Arizona and Hawaii - representing over 70 natural and organic brands. She has over a decade of experience in the wellness industry and is an advocate for GMO labeling and full disclosure practices in the consumer market.
Thank you Laterri, come back again anytime!
Season Two – We Are Back!!!!! That’s right TBGWGC is kicking off Season Two talking about Banking. So stop right there put your hands up and get on the floor because you may be getting robbed!!! The big three (Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America) have been helping themselves to more of your loot than they deserve for way too long. This week we are looking at banking in the modern era by comparing traditional banks, online banking, credit unions and even cultural savings clubs. You've got options so pod up, you can’t keep that money in your mattress forever!
Olivier is one of those special human beings who has found his purpose in life and is NOT afraid to share it with the world-- and for that we are truly thankful. His energy is infectious and so is his blog, AWAKEN THE AWESOME! And, we are not just saying that because he wrote a phenomenal review about our podcast, TWO BLACK GUYS WITH GOOD CREDIT. :) He gets it. We want to make financial literacy approachable. We want to take the stigma out of discussing personal finance so everyone can win. But you don't have to believe me, just read it for yourself and then tune in!
"This is, in my opinion, why the TWO BLACK GUYS WITH GOOD CREDIT podcast and the CLEAN financial literacy program serve as such a powerful and exemplary statement in their mission to not only educate but empower our youth through their workshops and the rest of us through their engaging episodes.
I was so moved by what this colorful group of amazing individuals was doing that I made it my daily duty to listen to the entire first season of the podcast on my morning commute.
What a treat!
With a no-nonsense, empathetic, often humorous, edgy and always knowledgeable exchange of facts, anecdotes and solid advice, hosts Shaun & Arlington, along with the rest of the awesome podcast crew, have put together what I believe to be a really fun and approachable program.
I'm a podcast fiend. And one thing i always look for in my programs is authenticity. Whether you're talking about stamps or dog shows, show me you're authentic and that you believe in your content."
Thank you, Olivier #Stay Awesome
With season two right around the corner we wanted to give you a little taste of what's to come... like a preseason warm-up!!! This week on Two Black Guys with Good Credit we are all about your connection to the all mighty dollar (racks, stacks, bags...you get the gist!). Would you say you have a healthy relationship with money? Have you thought about a financial therapist, a personal vision board or maybe you just need some good old fashion budgetary discipline to get you in sync. Hang on to your wallets, pod-up and let’s go because you can’t pay your bills with hugs and kisses!
Get a Life! That's right, we said it, "Get a Life...Insurance Policy". If you keel over right now, are your loved ones protected? Have you even taken a good hard look at life insurance to see what your options are? Term, Whole Life --"insurance is a huge generational wealth building tool",they say, "insurance is a scam", they say, "we all need it", they say. Yo, they say a lot so, we're getting to the bottom of it on this week's episode. Lock in and pod up because it may be time for you to "Get a Life!" on Two Black Guys with Good Credit!!
Are you the hunter or the hunted? On this pod we are taking aim at the crafty practices of Predatory Lending. Shaun is pissed off and TWO BLACK GUYS WITH GOOD CREDIT is going to make sure that we keep you out of the line of predatory fire. Plug in because we are going hunting!!!
This week on TWO BLACK GUYS WITH GOOD CREDIT, we are talking Real Estate with Brooklyn's Independent Real Estate Straight Talker, Alex Bilu. Real Estate is a worthy rough and tumble pursuit and we chop it up on why you should think about buying on the cusp. Tune in to snag some great tips and tricks on how to get into the real estate game focusing not on what's hot now, but what's going to be hot next in your neck of the woods...Let's get it!
Today's episode we dig into the stock market because one thing is for sure...you're not alone if you've been wondering whether to jump in or not. We talk about the roller coaster ride the stock market can take you on. We help you figure out what your level of risk tolerance is and if the stock market is something for you. And, we also discuss lots of the myths, misconceptions, and the real winners and losers. Sit back, tune in, and get ready to get stocked up!