finance

Episode: 40: Hey Ladies...Get Your Net Worth Up and Dance! Come on!

Hey Ladies get your net worth up and dance…come on! That’s right this episode we celebrate Women’s History Month we want to encourage all women to shift their focus from income to the almighty NET WORTH. Self-made millionaire and Financial Coach, Alicia Holmes is our guest is going to breakdance, eh em, breakdown how to play and win the net worth game. Pod’up good people, it’s time to shake things up and shake a leg. If building a financially secure future for you and your family for generations to come is on your playlist, it’s time to get your net worth up and dance…come on!

ALICIA HOLMES

Ms. Holmes worked at New York University for over 20 years and eventually held the position of Director of Financial Operations. In the course of her work, she managed more than 30 million grant/institutional dollars.  Her focus for the state and university sponsored programs was the improvement of the life outcomes of young people in under-served communities.  Inspired by her wish to help others, Ms. Holmes conducted numerous seminars on financial literacy and wealth building for university students, parents, and local groups. 

Ms. Holmes was fortunate to have been coached early in life about the path to building wealth. The simple truth she learned at the outset was to move from the consumer mindset of spending to the investor mindset that starts with living below your means and ends with having your savings invested so that your money works for you. 

Ms. Holmes now spends her time teaching women of color about building wealth and financial freedom to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families.  Ms. Holmes strongly believes that the right money mindset with vital practical knowledge, and powerful intention will create financial freedom for woman and all those important to them. 

What drives her to do this work is a commitment that women have power--choice, agency, and comfort--in their financial well-being. Her company, Journey to Wealth, helps women of color achieve financial freedom and live the lives of their dreams. If you want a partner in your personal journey to wealth visit her website, wealthywomanmagic.com 

Episode 39: A Black History Month Tribute to Mr. 850

Two Black Guys with Good Credit istaking this Black History Month to pay tribute to an amazing individual who is upping the good credit game! Make that great! We crowned him Mr. 850 because he is hitting the credit score goals so many aspire to achieve —a perfect credit score. We are saluting the unsung heroes this year, black men with good credit! The Credit King is in the building too so pod’up and get in on the conversation. We’re sharing strategies, changing the narrative and putting shine on what’s possible. Jeffrey Whaley aka Mr. 850 enlightening and inspiring…Let’s get it!

Episode 33: Student Loan Debt: Get Smart from the Start

We've been there!  Got the t-shirt.  It's a right of passage for most --going off to college!  The people you will meet, the experiences you won't forget and racking up tons of DEBT!!  Well, on this episode we're going tell you that story doesn't have to end that way if you play it smart from the start! For all our peeps that might be stressed about the debt they are carrying right now, those just beginning the application process, or know someone who is, we're telling you to pod'up and get your Bachelor's degree in managing minimizing, managing and paying off student loan debt!  Get Smart from the Start pod people!

Episode 31: Budging the Budget

It's time to Budge the Budget people!  The first step to taking control of your finances.  You can go old school with it or use the latest software but the most important this is to get started.  We brought back the Credit King, Derek Powe budgets his way through life to travel the world first class, buy homes and planning to retire nice!! The King says you've gotta know your numbers.  If you don't know where you are how can you know where you're going.  Whatever your financial goals may be...pod'up!  We're gonna get you to Budget the Budget!

Episode 24: Bitcoin --Bit by Bit

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!!

Episode 22: So You Wanna Buy a House -Part 2

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.

Episode 21: So You Wanna Buy a House

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!!!

Episode 18: Jay-Z 4:44 Decoded

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!

Awaken The Awesome Podcast Review is just that...AWESOME!

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!

TWO BLACK GUYS WITH GOOD CREDIT_AWAKEN THE AWESOME BLOG PODCAST REVIEW

"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