personal finance

Episode 41: The Power of Financial Literacy --The 1-2 Punch

On this episode we are interviewing Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams to discuss the importance of financial literacy. President Adams is on a mission to pass legislation  to mandate that financial literacy is taught in high schools. President Adams delivers the “straight talk” on the need for financial literacy.  You don’t want to miss this episode! 

The President and Two Black Guys with Good Credit see the need to act now! We are providing FREE financially literacy workshops commencing August 13th - October 1, 2019 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. For more information please email me at slynda@financiallyclean.com or message me on Instagram Financiallycleanshaun.

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 35: Maximizing the Minimum

On this episode, Maximizing the Minimum, we are going to chat about how keeping it LEAN can turn into more GREEN! Millions of people are turning to the Minimalist Lifestyle after they realized the 5-bedroom house, 2 cars in the driveway and all the STUFF might not be all its cracked up to be. Ariel Kiley is one of them. On this show Kiley shares how through her journey to cutting the fat in her life she ended up with some pretty fat pockets and whole lot more happiness and peace of mind. Pod’up good people…we’re going in!

Ariel Kiley is a New York based yoga and meditation teacher, teacher trainer, published author, and IAYT certified Yoga Therapist. Ariel has been featured on Extra!TV, CNN, NY Daily News and has worked as yoga consultant for the TV show The Affair. Ariel runs a Business of Yoga course and also specializes in Somatic Experiencing® trauma resolution. Plus she's kind of obsessed with minimalism and "financial fitness". www.ArielKiley.me

Instagram @arielkiley 

Episode 34: Credit or Your Life Featuring Anthony Davenport, the Author of YOUR SCORE

We’re talking credit or your life pod people! We are as serious as a heart attack. We are going in deep with best-selling author, Anthony Davenport of the critically acclaimed book, Your Score: An Insider’s Secrets to Understanding, Controlling, and Protecting Your Credit Score. We think a shoutout from Oprah counts as such!! Anthony uncovers they mysteries every consumer should know to fix their credit and gives it to you raw on how important it is to build, manage and protect your credit with your life. Pod up people —your life depends on it!

Author, Anthony Davenport

The financial crisis that hit in August 2007 changed the lives of millions of Americans. For Anthony Davenport, the stress and shock of the changes in the financial world were the forces that transformed his career--from being on the other side of the desk as a loan origination executive for a bank to becoming a financial literacy and consumer credit expert who has dedicated his life to helping clients solve some of their most difficult. He is the Founder of Regal Credit Management in New York City, with a second office in Los Angeles.

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 32: To Partner or Not To Partner --That is the Question

Thinking of going into business in partnership with your best friend, your brother or your colleague because you get along so well, share the same interests and came up with a great idea that is going to take over the world!!  Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!  Slow down!  Although you just might have the dream team in place and feel you are destined greatness, there are some very critical questions, our guest Chris Sainsbury, one four partners in CrossFit Kinsboro and guest host Brandt Morris , think you may want to ask yourself and your potential partners before you make the leap.  You will hear the answers to these questions and more before you walk down that aisle.  They liken a business partnership to marriage...To Partner or Not To Partner --That is the question. Pod'up!  Let's get it!! 

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 26: We've Got Mail

'We Got Mail', and if we got it, guess where it came from - YOU!!! This round table pod is dedicated to YOU - the listener. You emailed, texted, and ran us down in the street with amazing questions that we decided to share. TBGWGC is giving you what you asked for - Answers!! Shaun and Arlington are going head to head over your financial questions and as usual they don't always see eye to eye. Podd'up, let's go because 'We Got Mail'.

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 23: The Credit King Says There's a Credit Hack For That

 

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.

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