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True accounts of how business and money works. How are resilient entrepreneurs adapting in the economic downturn? On this season of Talk Money, business owners embrace transparency as they share their unconventional journeys of rebounding from the pandemic. Through interviews, entrepreneur and investor Mesh Lakhani learns the overlooked realities and true accounts behind the resilient industries that make the world turn and why ownership is key. Build business and personal finance knowledge while learning how these entrepreneurs made money — and what it cost them. Find out more at www.thetalkmoney.com

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This Isn't Goodbye
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We've just launched two new shows- Better Call Paul and Founder Stories. Make sure you go check them out and subscribe! We are taking a little break to work on the other shows, but we'll be back with a reboot that's better than ever before. Thank you for all your support! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2022
TMW#43: Economic Warfare Against Russia
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In this episode, I talk to global journalist Leone Lakhani on the economic tactics the west is using against Russia- from sanctions to bank freezing to oil. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2022
TMW#42: Vladimir Putin Disrupts the Stock Market
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The two main things causing a choppy stock market-the Fed and Russia's tension with Ukraine. I explain how this affects global markets right now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2022
Introducing Better Call Paul: The Matrix vs WarnerMedia
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Introducing our new show-BETTER CALL PAUL,-we dive into how things have changed since streaming platforms have entered the space and what this means for production companies, actors/actresses, and their compensation, and why these streaming services are now being sued. We also talk about the Olympics on Peacock and how that deal looks different now that everyone is pushing content to their subscribers. Lastly, we take a look at the Oscars - which pictures we’ve seen, who we like (and who we don’t), as well as the requirements for nominations, the legality behind it, and how things have changed in the era of streaming and Covid. Better Call Paul is a production of Lola Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2022
TMW#40: Facebook Loses $200B
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In this episode we break down earnings and what happened with Big Tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2022
TMW#39: Nancy Pelosi Gets Rich Off Regulation
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Should congress be banned from buying stocks? Do they have an inside edge that the rest of us don't have? All this and more on today's episode. Sign up for the newsletter: thetalkmoney.com/newsletter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2022
TMW#38: Microsoft's $70B Videogame
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In today's episode of the podcast, I break down the recent purchase of Activision by Microsoft and why it positions them perfectly for the Metaverse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2022
TMW#37: Kazakhstan's Uranium Meltdown
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We have a bonus episode for you this week. I interviewed my dear friend the Weatherman, on why energy prices are going up, what's going on with the Kazakhstan and how is that affecting the price of uranium and has everyone worried Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2022
Stop & Smell the Stocks
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In our Season 3 finale, we explore the new breed of investors that came out of the pandemic -- and one person who emerged from the infamous Gamestop short squeeze a millionaire. With Josh Brown, Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano, Andrew Wilkinson, and Redditor Kevin Sanzone, we learn how investing has evolved over the last decade. (edited)  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2022
TMW#36: Jack Dorsey Drops Bombs on Web 3
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Our first episode of the new year! In this episode, I dive into the Web 3 vs Web 2 arguments that have been happening on Twitter. Jack Dorsey, former CEO of Twitter has some pretty big critiques and he's not alone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
TMW#35: Stocks, Bonds & Crypto (End of Year Review)
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In our last episode of 2021, I interview my friend Rennick Palley, founder and CIO of Stratos Technologies. Rennick has a background in public equities, private credit, and now venture and crypto. We discussed how markets- bonds, stocks and crypto are behaving going into the end of the year and what we should expect.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
TMW#34: Smoking Weed Could Save the Economy
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In this episode, I speak with Verena Von Pfetten, co-founder of Gossamer- a lifestyle brand for cannabis users. We talk about the potential economic impact of the legalization of cannabis on a federal level. There is a lot to unpack her- from financial services to tax revenue. Sign up for the newsletter: thetalkmoney.com/newsletter  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
TMW#33 New Variant, Same Market Sell-Off
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In today's episode, I give an update on how the new Omicron variant is affecting the markets, business and likelihood of a potential economic slowdown this winter. Sign up for the newsletter at thetalkmoney.com/newsletter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
TMW#32: Getting Meta on the Metaverse
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Today, we visit part 2 of my conversation with crypto investor and VC-Phil Toronto. We discussed the differences between Web 3, Crypto, and the Metaverse and what we should be expecting in the months to come. Sign up for the newsletter: thetalkmoney.com/newsletter for these topics and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
TMW#31: NFTs Take Over NYC
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My good buddy Phil Toronto, V and crypto investor, tells us all the latest news about NFTs and the recent NFT NYC event.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
TMW#30: Elon Musk Trolls the Billionaire Tax
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Elon Musk is back in the news again! This time he polled his Twitter followers on whether he should sell 10% of his Tesla stock in order to pay taxes. Why do this? What does this have to do with a big tax bill he has coming up? And what does this have to do with Congress's Billionaire tax? Tune in to find out. Sign up to the newsletter at thetalkmoney.com/newsletter.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2021
TMW#29: Shiba Inu Coin Paws Its Way to the Top
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What's Shiba Inu Coin? Why is it all over the news? How did it become a top ten cryptocurrency? All that and more.  Sign up for the newsletter.com/talkmoney.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2021
TMW#28: Facebook's Third Act- META
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How Apple affected Snapchat and Facebook. How Facebook is dealing with a changing ad ecosystem and competition from Tik Tok. How Zuckerberg is betting on the future of the internet. A complete deep dive on Facebook's earnings. thetalkmoney.com/newletter  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2021
TMW#27: Global Supply Chain Woes
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In today's episode, I talk with my friend the "Weatherman,"  about what's going on with the supply chain disruption around the world. The "Weatherman" is one of the smartest investment analysts I know, and we discuss holiday gift buying, supply chain effects in different industries, and when we will see things go back to normal.  Sign up for the newsletter at thetalkmoney.com/newsletter  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
TMW#26: Whistleblower Goes Toe to Toe with Facebook
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In today's episode of TMW, we cover all things Facebook, from the Whistleblower hearing to the outage. How does this affect the stock price? What could potentially be done to convince Zuckerberg to change things? All this and more. thetalkmoney.com/newsletter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
TMW#25: End of COVID, Stock Market Sell Off
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In this episode, we discuss why the stock market was selling off and how that relates to COVID concerns and the overall economic environment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2021
TMW#24: China's Credit Contagion (Evergrande)
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China's 2nd largest construction company, Evergrande, defaulted on its loans and is causing panic not only in China but globally. We discuss what this could mean for markets and what we should be looking out for. Sign up at thetalkmoney.com/newsletter.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2021
TMW#23: Mailchimp Sells for a Bananas $12B
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Mailchimp, the email marketing platform sells for an enormous $12B to Intuit. They never raised any money! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2021
TMW#22: Celebs Go Crazy for Crypto
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Sep 16, 2021
TMW#21: NFT Mania
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In this episode of TMW, we dive into all the NFT mania. What are they, what's all the hype about, what's the future, and how we should tread with caution. I speak with my good friend Phil Toronto, an investor who works with Gary Vee on his crypto projects. Sign up for the newsletter at thetalkmoney.com/newsletter.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
TMW# 20: The US's Trillion Dollar Disaster in Afghanistan
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In this episode, we dive into what's going on in Afghanistan, mostly from an economic standpoint. What's happening there is absolutely terrible. Thousands of people are at risk and trying to get out. I interview my sister Leone Lakhani, a former CNN correspondent and now TRT, who has spent the last 20 years reporting in the region. If you want to donate towards Afghans who need resources, especially food, please see this GoFundMe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
Fashioning a Business with Molly Howard
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Is there a direct line from finance to fashion? Molly Howard, co-founder of the women’s fashion line La Ligne, shares her journey from the banking side of the retail industry to starting and running a successful, buzzy company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2021
TMW #19: Bipartisanship Saves Crypto?
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In this episode of the Talk Money Weekly, we dive into the Infrastructure Bill and why crypto held it up for so long. Politicians went back and forth on the definition of a broker, resulting in an absolute disaster for the crypto community and the future of innovation in the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
Surviving Retail
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Even before the pandemic, you may have heard the news: retail is dead. Online shopping ballooned this past year while we were stuck inside our homes. But for many, the shopping experience is just as important as what ends up in their bags. Retail entrepreneurs survived this past year by adapting their business models and focusing on what's most important: their customers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2021
TMW# 18: Robinhood's IPO is the Worst and Best Ever!
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Aug 05, 2021
BONUS: The Residential Rental King
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Sadi Khan wears a lot of hats. A former Product Manager at Facebook and Microsoft, a founder of a new fintech company, and most surprisingly, a residential real estate aficionado. In this bonus episode, we learn why Sadi thinks US rental properties are some of the best returning assets in history -- and how he built his massive portfolio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2021
TMW#17: The Delta Variant Infects the Stock Market
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In this episode of TMW, I cover three topics. 1) Netflix Earnings and the streaming wars, 2) Jeff Bezos's Space PR disaster and 3) the Delta Variant's effect on the markets.   Make sure you're signed up for the newsletter: thetalkmoney.com/newsletter  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2021
So You Want to Buy a Home?
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If you own residential real estate, the last year has been a gold mine. The pandemic caused a much-talked-about surge in home buying: people in studios moved to one-bedrooms. People in cities moved to the suburbs.  People in the suburbs moved to larger homes. And prices have skyrocketed -- changing the shape of this industry for everyone from realtors to first-time homebuyers, to empire builders.   Featuring: Kirsten Jordan of Million Dollar Listing, Sadi Khan, Bilal Baloch & Tarek Pertew.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2021
TMW #16: Can You Retire on $80,000?
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TMW #16: Can You Retire on $80,000? We have three subjects to discuss this week. 1) Earnings 2) UFC and Crypto.com and 3) Can you retire on $80,000? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2021
TMW #15: Why is My Couch Taking So Long to be Delivered!
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Welcome back to the Talk Money Weekly- where we discuss current business events paired with our newsletter. In this episode, I learn why furniture is taking so long to be delivered. There are delays all over the country and it's not just COVID-related. I talk with my good friend Ali Khan, whose family has been in the business for a couple of decades. We talk about supply chain disruption, but why companies like Restoration Hardware are thriving. Make sure you're signed up for the newsletter at thetalkmoney.com/newsletter.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2021
TMW #14: Didi Stock Gets Smashed by the Chinese Government
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Chinese ride-hailing app Didi, plummeted 30% this week after the Chinese government banned the stock from the app store due to security concerns. This is the ongoing tension between the US and China over data and privacy.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2021
TMW #13: Pakistan's Property & Car Market Explode Upwards
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In today's Talk Money Weekly, I share my experience of being back home in Pakistan for the last ten days. I learned a ton about the exploding property market and the biggest secondhand car market in the World. You get a ton of new insights on how things work across the Atlantic. Sign up for the newsletter- thetalkmoney.com/newsletter  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2021
TMW #12: Bitcoin Vs. China
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In today's episode of Talk Money Weekly, we discuss Bitcoin's recent sell-off, what that has to do with a Chinese ban on mining, and how it relates to inflation concerns. Be sure to sign up for the weekly newsletter, where we curate the best business topics from across the web. Sign up at thetalkmoney.com/newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2021
Talk Money Weekly #11: Oil is On the Rise Again
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Welcome back to our new Wednesday short, the Talk Money Weekly. Tune in each week to hear what’s going on in the financial world -- and more importantly, what it means for the bigger picture. Today's episode - Oil Prices Are Back on the Rise.  In this episode, we talk about how oil prices are rising, yet production is staying stagnant. It's been a crazy year for oil- with additional changes in consumer sentiment- climate, economy, foreign oil etc. What doe this have to do with EV (electronic vehicles)?  Tune in to learn more. Sign up for our newsletter with the best money topics of the week at thetalkmoney.com/newsletter.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
Talk Money Weekly #10: Meme Stock AMC is a Box Office Hit!
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Welcome back to our new Wednesday short, the Talk Money Weekly. Tune in each week to hear what’s going on in the financial world -- and more importantly, what it means for the bigger picture. Today's episode - Meme Stock AMC is a Box Office Hit! In this episode, we talk about the madness around  AMC's soaring stock. What the future holds for these s called "meme stocks" and why the retail investor will be extremely important to the success of public companies. Sign up for our newsletter with the best money topics of the week at thetalkmoney.com/newsletter.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Talk Money Weekly #009: Inflation Sucks!
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Welcome back to our new Wednesday short, the Talk Money Weekly. Tune in each week to hear what’s going on in the financial world -- and more importantly, what it means for the bigger picture. Today's episode -Inflation Sucks! In this episode, we do a quick summary of what the current worries are around inflation and how they affect our lives on a daily basis.  Sign up for our newsletter with the best money topics of the week at thetalkmoney.com/newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
Talk Money Weekly #008: Bitcoin and Crypto Crashes
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Welcome back to our new Wednesday short, the Talk Money Weekly. Tune in each week to hear what’s going on in the financial world -- and more importantly, what it means for the bigger picture. Today's episode - Bitcoin & Crypto Crashes. The crypto markets have been getting smashed over the last few weeks, going down around 50% from the highs. Why is this happening? What should expect? Is this normal? I discuss all this and more. Sign up for our newsletter with the best money topics of the week at thetalkmoney.com/newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2021
Talk Money Weekly #007: Dogecoin Doesn't Make It to the Moon
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Welcome back to our new Wednesday short, the Talk Money Weekly. Tune in each week to hear what’s going on in the financial world -- and more importantly, what it means for the bigger picture. Today's episode - Dogecoin Doesn't Make It to the Moon. This past Saturday Elon Musk hosted SNL, and Dogecoin sold off 50% after a large run. Is this the end? Or is this a breather? How you should be thinking about this insane cryptocurrency. Sign up for our newsletter with the best money topics of the week at thetalkmoney.com/newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2021
Talk Money Weekly #006: The Global Car Shortage
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Welcome back to our new Wednesday short, the Talk Money Weekly. Tune in each week to hear what’s going on in the financial world -- and more importantly, what it means for the bigger picture. Today's episode -The Global Car Shortage. Why is so hard to buy a car these days? It's a supply chain issue, but not for the reasons you think. Car prices are going up just like real estate prices. My good friend Kartik Misra explains the situation. Sign up for our newsletter with the best money topics of the week at thetalkmoney.com/newsletter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2021
Talk Money Weekly #005: India's COVID Disaster
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Welcome back to our new Wednesday short, the Talk Money Weekly. Tune in each week to hear what’s going on in the financial world -- and more importantly, what it means for the bigger picture. Today's episode -India's COVID Disaster. India is facing the biggest surge in COVID cases and deaths since the US's first wave. Here I discuss the right move for the US to get involved  and supply India with medical supplies. We also discuss how Big Pharma won't allow India to produce their vaccine. Everything is about money at the end of the day.  Sign up for our newsletter with the best money topics of the week at thetalkmoney.com/newsletter.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2021
Talk Money Weekly #004: Coinbase Goes Public
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Welcome back to our new Wednesday short, the Talk Money Weekly. Tune in each week to hear what’s going on in the financial world -- and more importantly, what it means for the bigger picture. Today's episode -Coinbase Goes Public. Coinbase, the company that lets you buy/sell/store crypto went public last week in a direct listing. In this episode, we discuss Coinbase's journey, direct listings vs traditional IPO, and my personal thoughts on how I view Coinbase moving forward. Sign up for our newsletter with the best money topics of the week at thetalkmoney.com/newsletter.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2021
Talk Money Weekly #003: Morgan Stanley Saves Their Own Ass
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Welcome back to our new Wednesday short, the Talk Money Weekly. Tune in each week to hear what’s going on in the financial world -- and more importantly, what it means for the bigger picture. Today's episode -Morgan Stanley Saves Their Own Ass. This is a continuation of last week's episode on Bill Hwang and Archegos Capital, and how he lost $8 Billion in 10 days. As more news came out, it turned out the situation was even crazier than expected. Bill had no liquidity, even with billions of dollars of assets. On top of that, Morgan Stanley sold before everyone else did because it's every bank for themselves. Sign up for our newsletter with the best money topics of the week at thetalkmoney.com/newsletter.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
Talk Money Weekly #002: How to Lose $8 Billion in 10 Days
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Welcome back to our new Wednesday short, the Talk Money Weekly. Tune in each week to hear what’s going on in the financial world -- and more importantly, what it means for the bigger picture. Today's episode -How did Archegos Capital's Bill Hwang lose $8 billion of his own money and cause Wall Street to lose almost $20 billion. In this episode, I discuss how being overly risky, borrowing money, and having the banks "margin call" you is a formula for financial disaster.    Sign up for our newsletter with the best money topics of the week at thetalkmoney.com/newsletter.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
Talk Money Weekly #001: SoFi and Robinhood Allow Us Common People to Buy into the IPO
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This is the first episode of our new Wednesday short, the Talk Money Weekly. Unlike our narrative and interview episodes, you’ll hear from me each week on current business events -- like an audio pairing with our Sunday newsletter. Tune in each week to hear what’s going on in the financial world -- and more importantly, what it means for the bigger picture. Today's episode - SoFi and Robinhood allow us, common people, to buy into the IPO. IPOs are normally meant for a subset of Wall Street and wealthy people. Now, platforms are "democratizing" access to them.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
Big Bets on Big Tech with Alex Kantrowitz
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Alex Kantrowitz is a journalist, author, and the founder of Big Technology, a one-person publication focusing on the biggest names in tech: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft. Before he struck out on his own, Alex was a reporter at Buzzfeed News. On today's episode, we dig into his decision to bet on himself as a creator. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2021
Welcome Back to My Channel
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How do you turn content into a career? On today's episode, we learn how the passion economy empowers creators to become entrepreneurs. From YouTube videos, to online courses, to subscription-based journalism, we dig deep on how a year stuck at home has widened this rich, digital world. Featuring investor Li Jin, Ned Fulmer of the Try Guys, Alex Kantrowitz of Big Technology, and Danielle Leslie of Course from Scratch. Make sure you sign up for our weekly newsletter- where we curate the best money topics around the web. Get updates on episodes and our guides.  SIGN UP NOW. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
Bonus: Back to School with Cara Phillips of Commonbond
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Cara Philips is the VP of Creative at Commonbond, a leading student refinancing platform. She sits at the cross-section of students, teachers, parents, and universities, giving her a concrete understanding of the student debt crisis and decision-making during a fraught time. Cara explains why the cost of tuition has gone up and how students can plan for their financial futures. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
A Dorm Room of One's Own
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What's the future of higher education? As online learning takes over, both students and parents are reconsidering the cost -- and necessity -- of traditional college. Featuring Cara Phillips of Commonbond, Dale J. Stephens of Uncollege, Mike Wang of Arizona State University, and students Maria Zafar & Owen Moss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021
A Table for Two (Revisited)
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Talk Money’s premiere episode examines an experience we have frequently—dining out at a restaurant—through an exciting new lens. Mesh, joined by Eli Chait (restaurant investor and co-founder of Wholesail) and Gabriel Stulman (famed NYC restauranteur), unearths the story of what it truly takes to open and run a successful restaurant. Turns out, it has a lot to do with money. For information, visit thetalkmoney.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2020
What's the Deal With Bitcoin? (Revisited)
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What's the Deal with Bitcoin (Part 1) first aired in November of 2019. Have you been struggling to figure out how to explain Bitcoin to your friends? Or maybe, you’ve read every article and are still having trouble understanding it yourself? In this episode, we’ll learn what exactly Bitcoin is and the problem it solves. We’ll hear from economist Carlos Hernandez, who shares his story of how Bitcoin saved his family’s life, living in Venezuela - where they suffer from hyperinflation. We’re joined by investor Avichal Garg, who takes us on an incredible journey of why Bitcoin was created, where it can go, and why it’s considered “Digital Gold.” This is your 101 on Bitcoin. For more information, visit thetalkmoney.com/guides.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
Talk Money Season 3 Trailer
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Talk Money is a narrative podcast about the untold stories of business and entrepreneurship. In Season 3, we explore six industries that have gone through major changes post-pandemic: live music, retail, higher education, content creation, investing, and real estate. Host Mesh Lakhani brings us stories of how people have been impacted and what the future of these industries holds. Season 3 premieres on January 13, 2021. Search and subscribe to Talk Money: Untold Stories of Business on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you choose to listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2020
Black in Business
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In this special episode, we delve into systemic racism in the United States from an economic lens and bring you three stories from Black entrepreneurs during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests in the midst of COVID-19. Featuring Kris Shelby of Atlanta's Attom Shop, Chris and Shanelle Montana of Minneapolis's Du Nord Craft Spirits, and Yelitsa Jean-Charles of Detroit's Healthy Roots Dolls. After George Floyd's killing, we felt the need to take action and have our voices heard. We spent months working on an episode exploring and explaining systemic racism from an economic lens. Our goal is to not only give these founders and their stories a platform, but to provide education on the business challenges they had to overcome as Black people in America. To learn more and support these businesses, visit the Attom Shop GoFundMe and the Du Nord Recovery Fund. For more Talk Money episodes and bonus content, visit our website. This episode features: Kris Shelby of Attom Shop, the first Black-owned luxury retail store located in the upscale shopping complex, Shops at Buckhead, in Atlanta, Georgia. Chris and Shanelle Montana of Du Nord Craft Spirits in Minneapolis. Chris is the very first Black owner of a microdistillery in America. Yelitsa Jean Charles of Detroit's Healthy Roots Dolls, one of the first start-up toy companies that creates dolls with diverse skin tones and hair textures to reinforce positive self-perceptions among young girls. https://www.thetalkmoney.com/podcast/black-in-business Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2020
The Price of a Pandemic: The Coffee Shop
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We all miss our favorite coffee shops. It's part of our routine. It's habitual. Coffee, or any caffeinated drink, also happens to be addictive. So how are coffee shops surviving during this pandemic? This pandemic has highlighted our need for convenience and minimal touching. With one click, we have our favorite drink ready for pick up, without the need to touch anything! This is the future of digital payments that we've seen work really well in countries like China. In today's episode, we learn about the coffee shop business and how they relate to the evolution of digital payments. We sit down with Tim Griffin, founder of Cloosiv, a payment platform focused on coffee shops. We learn: Why the US is behind in digital payments in comparison to China. How Starbucks created one of the most used payments app. How the coffee shop business works, and how they're adapting during COVID. Why contactless payments are the future. This is our last episode of the season, but we'll be returning soon after a short break. Thank you to all our guests from this season for participating. Thank you to Olivia Briley for producing and to Maia Tarrel for editing the podcast. Thanks to my wife for doing all our pre-rolls and editing the notes. Thank you to our listeners, for sticking with us and giving us your time. Stay safe out there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2020
The Price of a Pandemic: Where Did All the Oil Go?
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As I'm sure you're well aware, the price of oil saw some major fluctuations a few weeks back... going "negative." It became headline news. How does one of the most valuable commodities in the world go negative? In other words, at one point, people were paying to store oil. Due to COVID-19, demand for oil has dropped significantly because we simply aren't going anywhere. There are a lot of moving pieces here. We have demand, supply, storage, a pandemic, and then the relationship between the three largest producers of oil - The United States, Saudi Arabia, and Russia. In today's episode we're learning everything we need to know to make sense of all of this. I speak with Kartik Misra, an energy investor for one of the largest Family Offices in the US. We learn: Why the price of oil went negative, and what that means. What is happening to all the oil that is not being consumed. What's the relationship between the US, Saudi Arabia and Russia when it comes to the production of oil. How COVID is affecting the consumption of oil, and how that affects us as consumers. What's the future of this industry and all the jobs it affects. I hope you find it just as informative. If you did, please feel free to share it. Stay safe out there! Mesh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2020
The Price of a Pandemic: The Good Doctors
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Last week, we heard about the incredible pressure on hospitals during this pandemic and how it’s affected nurses specifically. Today, we turn our attention to ER doctors at all stages in their careers... from the residents to attending physicians. And just like other healthcare professionals, they too are putting their lives at risk. The cost of education to be an MD is high, resident salaries are low, and starting one’s own independent practice is harder than ever. With that said, there are many young MD's (residents) who are working on the frontlines right now. The question is - are they being fairly compensated? Episode 9: The Good Doctors - In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Nitin Vaswani, a trained clinician, Hopkins alumni & healthcare investor. Currently, he’s spending his time pushing digital health initiatives, as well as helping hospitals transition into tele-health. We learn: The current pay gap between doctors in the ERs and the one's senior to them. How the hospital system works, and why it’s so hard to start one’s own practice. Why hazard pay and loan forgiveness is important for healthcare workers right now. The importance of digital health, and how COVID-19 is pushing that movement forward How doctors can be compensated through tele-health. Today’s episode also includes personal stories from two physicians on the frontlines. We thank them for not only sharing their stories, but also for giving us hope. A huge thank you to all the healthcare professionals out there! Stay safe! In this episode, we show our support for Node Health, focused on bringing evidence-based medicine practice to digital health. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2020
The Price of a Pandemic: In Nurses We Trust
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Today we are paying tribute to the heart of the hospital, the nurses. We are so fortunate to have so many incredible nurses in our healthcare system. They play such an essential roll in the comfort and needs of patients, as well as keeping the doctors and physicians informed of what needs to be done. They are efficient and run the show 24 7. The truth is, we don’t have enough of them. And the ones that we do have are overworked and under-compensated. With the cost of nursing school so high, it makes it even harder to incentivize people to go into the field. We need them now, more than ever. With the first wave of the pandemic coming down, our hospitals are still short-staffed. But why is that? Well, It has a lot to do with economics. In today’s episode, I speak with Dr. Rosemarie Aznavorian, Chief Clinical Officer of a hospital staffing company. She’s had over 40 years of experience in the hospital system, and happens to be my mother in law! We learn: How hospitals currently staff their nurses and the increased need due to COVID 19. Why we have a shortage of nurses currently and what it has to do with the economy. How the cost of being a nurse is too high in comparison to the compensation provided. The importance of nurses in the hospital system, and how we can incentivize people to pursue this career. This was an incredibly insightful episode. For one, nurses are on the frontlines risking their lives every day to keep us safe. We should do our best to protect them physically, as well as financially. A huge thank you to all nurses working the frontlines. For this episode, we’re supporting No Kid Hugrey. Millions of kids rely on school for their meals & shutdowns prevents these kids from being fed: nokidhungry.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2020
The Price of a Pandemic: Video Games Rule All
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Not all businesses are suffering during this pandemic. Specifically, video games and streaming are thriving during times of social isolation. People are gaming more now than ever before. It's keeping us busy, entertained and connected. Gaming has come a long way, and has created multiple new revenue streams for professionals. It's a multi-billion dollar industry that reaches millions of people.. In today's episode, we talk to Ludlow Ventures investor and industry expert Blake Robbins. We learn: How far gaming has come since the launch of multiplayer gaming over the internet. How the industry has thrived during the pandemic. What eSports is, and how professional gamers are seeing success similar to professional athletes. How streaming has created new forms of content and entertainment on platforms like Twitch and Youtube. The discipline and skill needed to make it as a professional gamer. For more of Blake's work on gaming and the future of media, check out his newsletter- blake.substack.com. If you want to know why millions are turning in to watch people play video games, check out some of his streamer recommendations: Ninja Courage Dr. Disrespect Summit 1G Breaking Point- A Youtube Documentary Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2020
The Price of a Pandemic: A Wedding Story
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COVID-19 is changing every aspect of life right now, and that includes big events that have been in the works for months, even years. Weddings are no exception. Many people have had to cancel or postpone their wedding, which causes many ripple effects. Along with the emotional stress, there are flight & hotel cancellations, deposits lost, figuring out the right future date, etc. With so much uncertainty, it makes planning very challenging. In today's episode, we talk with world-renowned wedding planner, Michelle Rago of Michelle Rago Destinations. She shares with us how the industry has been affected, what to think about when planning a wedding, and what the future looks like. We'd like to thank the couples at the beginning of the episode for sharing their stories. We wish you all the best. If you're a couple who's had to postpone or cancel your wedding due to COVID-19, Love Stories TV is providing assistance. Email bff@lovestoriestv.com for venue and vendor recommendations. Our music for today's episode is brought to you by Blue Dot Sessions. Intro music was composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by All of Bach, a project of the Netherlands Bach Society. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2020
The Price of a Pandemic: A Restaurateur's Dilemma
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We're all well aware of the pain the restaurant industry is going through right now. Millions of people out of a job and thousands of businesses continue to be shut down. In Today's episode, we talk to NYC Restaurateur Gabriel Stulman, who tells us his experience shutting down all nine of his restaurants. Gabriel shares insights on how the pandemic has economically impacted his business, his employees and all their vendors. Even so, he and his team are doing something amazing with Happy Cooking Grocery, a program providing free groceries and supplies to his employees and their families. If you'd like to support,  you can visit the GoFundMe here.  Also, our friends at  Ingest.AI  are putting together a “Restaurant Re-Starter Kit” that will help guide restaurants through the reopening process by providing business intelligence tools to track sales, optimize labor, and provide visibility to staff up hyper-efficient skeleton teams. If you know anyone who could use the assistance, visit ingest.ai for more info.  Our music was courtesy of Blue Dot Sessions. Learn more about this episode and others, visit thetalkmoney.com.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2020
The Price of a Pandemic: Calling All Therapists (On Facetime)
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If we've ever been challenged to think about our mental health, this has been that time. With so much uncertainty and anxiety in the world today, it's important that we take care of our mind. Mental healthcare professionals have always been there for us, and even if we can't see them in person, technology allows us to access them in these isolated times. Telehealth has existed for decades, but will it now be the new norm? And with the use of technology and therapy, can we scale mental health access to levels we've never had before? We talk to my guest ( and wife) Dr. Angela Aznavorian to learn more about the importance of both self-care and mental health access. To learn more, go to thetalkmoney.com  For Today’s episode of the podcast, we’re showing our support for the NYC COVID Care Network. If you or your family member is an essential worker, get free support from a volunteer mental, emotional or spiritual care professional. Go to nyccovidcare.org for more information, and to sign up as a volunteer.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2020
The Price of a Pandemic: Does Bitcoin Know Something We Don't?
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Folks from the Bitcoin, crypto & tech communities were sounding the alarm on COVID-19 weeks before most people realized how serious it was. What is it about their way of thinking that had them ahead of the curb? Even though Bitcoin crashed along with the rest of the global markets, what insights can we learn from its potential use case? In the time of a pandemic, is Bitcoin more relevant than ever? We talk to Avichal Garg, co-founder of Electric Capital to learn more. Follow him on Twitter @avichal. In Today's episode, we're bringing attention to the Frontliners Responder's Fund. Flexport.org & CAF America are working hard to get critical to healthcare professionals at hospitals. They're getting supplies from point A to point B, working with every major trucking company, airline, medical supplier and everyone in between. IF you can, please show your support gofundme.com/frontlinerespondersfund. For more information, visit thetalkmoney.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
The Price of a Pandemic: The Stock Market
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Welcome to our new miniseries, "The Price of Pandemic." We think it's important for people to be updated on all that's happening with the economy, markets & business. In this new series, we're going to talk to experts on a variety of topics and provide you with a toolset to make well-informed decisions. In today's episode, we sit down with investor Rennick Palley, co-founder of Mark 2 Capital. We learn why the stock market crashed this past month, and how to understand the crazy price movements. For more, please visit thetalkmoney.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2020
Season Finale: An Origin Story
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It's somewhat unfortunate, but it's true. Money does in fact make our world go round. That is the system we live in. Therefore, it's important to understand as to make us smarter investors and more informed consumers. In the Season Finale of Talk Money, we learn a little bit about my origin story, the lessons learned, and why this podcast is so important. For more information, please visit thetalkmoney.com. This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2020
Mo Money, Mo Savings
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Do you want the secret to getting rich? The answer is getting control over your personal finances. That may sound boring, but it's ultimately the difference between having all the things you ever dreamed of, and having nothing. We'll hear a first hand account of this from Nashville musician Ron Pope & his manager-wife Blair Clark, who once had debt collectors knocking at their door. Then, Entrepreneur Will Peng tells us how automation and technology is the answer to how we all can have a better financial future. Find more information at thetalkmoney.com Episode Links:  ronpopemusic.com  northstarmoney.com albert.com marcus.com wealthfront.com  This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2020
Degrees, Debt & Your Dollar
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Student debt has burdened millions of Americans. Going to a university used to represent success, but now it causes more stress, limiting a new generation from investing in their future. In this episode, Mesh talks to Kelly Peeler (founder of Money Mentor) on how we should be approaching loans and college, what mistakes we’re making, and what the future looks like in this space. Also, author Joel Best walks Mesh through how the student loan program originated and why this could be the next financial crisis. Money Mentor- https://www.money-mentor.com/ Commonbond- https://www.commonbond.co/ For more info, please visit thetalkmoney.com  This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2019
The Mortgage Whisperer
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On his second dive into the finance of homebuying, Mesh talks to mortgage banker John Teweles about what one should expect and how one should prepare for the mortgaging process. Afterward, a conversation with Adena Hefets (co-founder at Divvy) illuminates the ways our evolving tech landscape will open up home-buying to a broader range of consumers. For more information, please visit thetalkmoney.com This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2019
Home Sweet Home
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Your first home is more than just a space to live--it’s one of your biggest investments. Unsurprisingly, big questions follow: How should I choose a realtor? How can I prepare to make an offer? What information do I need before making a decision? Mesh finds the answers with developer Jordan Ghrist (of Level 1 Development) and realtor Marian Rosaaen (of Compass Real Estate). Listen today, and gain the confidence you need to start looking for your first home...if you're ready. For more info, please visit thetalkmoney.com. This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2019
What's the Deal with Bitcoin? (PART 2)
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A worthless gamble, or a rocketship to the moon? Opinions on Bitcoin’s viability as an investment come in all shapes and sizes. Mesh talks with Ari Paul, former University of Chicago Endowment investor and current crypto trader, about the risks and rewards you need to know about. Why has crypto crashed in the past? How can you buy Bitcoin? Should you even touch this stuff? The answers to these questions, and more. (Also featuring guest Avichal Garg, co-founder of Electric Capital; and our friend Kane). To learn more, visit thetalkmoney.com This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2019
What's the Deal with Bitcoin? (PART 1)
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You might know bitcoin as a nebulous new technology and a volatile asset--but what’s going on behind the hype? This week, Mesh and his guest Avichal Garg (co-founder of Electric Capital) peel back the curtain to reveal the blockchain currency’s mechanics, its origin story, and its real-world applicability among crashing financial systems. (Also featuring Carlos Hernandez, writer for Caracas Chronicles.) To learn more, visit thetalkmoney.com This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2019
A Table For Two, Please?
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Talk Money’s premiere episode examines an experience we have frequently—dining out at a restaurant—through an exciting new lens. Mesh, joined by Eli Chait (restaurant investor and co-founder of Wholesail) and Gabriel Stulman (famed NYC restauranteur), unearths the story of what it truly takes to open and run a successful restaurant. Turns out, it has a lot to do with money. For information, visit thetalkmoney.com. This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2019
Talk Money Extended Trailer
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Finally, a podcast that tells the story of your money on your terms. Talk Money highlights everything our money does and teaches you to spend, invest, and earn for today’s world. Preview Season 1 now. For more information, visit thetalkmoney.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2019