Faith, Finances and F*Bombs

Faith, Finances and F*Bombs

Manage Your Money, Find your Soul, and Cover Your Ears. A space dedicated to providing life-giving financial and spiritual information via an engaging discussion about mindfulness, intentionality, and offensive topics. Co-hosts Hartley Wright and Kevin Bartolacci hope to help you discover the benefits of enriching your life.


August 26, 2023 29 mins

Hartley and Kevin list twenty-five topics and observations which they feel aren't-quite-not-really-definitely-not-fully-potent explosives worthy of dedicating to a fully-authorized F*Bomb segment of any episode. Hartley calls attention to Kevin's impressive new venture. Kevin affirms Hartley's new criteria for future episodes.   

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Hartley talks with Kevin about his hope for — or lack of — recording a family podcast. This is a bonus episode complementing episode  24. 

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Bonus Episode Credits:

  • Bonus Theme Music by Zapsplat  
  • Announcer: Dr. K.J. Wright
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August 8, 2023 27 mins

In this episode, Kevin explains the market but questions his neighbors and Hartley shares an analogy for one of the Sistine Chapel's frescoes.

Show Notes: 

  • Kevin explains what is meant by 'the market,' helping us as investors understand how performance-tracking indexes like the S&P 500, Russell 1000, and Vanguard effect our personal trading analysis. He also unscrambles some trading jargon for us: not the more oft-c...
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July 28, 2023 28 mins

In this episode, we find out which Ballpark serves the best food, Hartley discusses a foundational step for making a deep connection with your soul, and Kevin takes over trivia.


  • Content Fact Check: During Kevin and Hartley‘s discussion of the national debt, Kevin suggests if the information he shares about California is incorrect, the commentary about California would be omitted from this podcast. The conv...
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July 18, 2023 33 mins

The Market is high but the Holy Spirit is low on the fandom list. In this episode — if you hang around long enough — you'll hear an unsolicited apology to their listeners, an accidental conversation about self-awareness, and why Hartley and Kevin appreciate women's bathrooms.

Show Notes: 

  • The referenced quote (corrected and expanded here): "50% contend that the Holy Spirit is not a real, living being but is merely a sy...
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July 11, 2023 25 mins

Kevin and Hartley discuss the passing of Kevin's mother and Hartley shares what stinks about his deodorant. 

Show Notes: 

This is the second episode to include the nuisance of imitation advertising. To return to listening to this podcast ad-free, become an faithmoneybomb insider member. 

“My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.”  John 5:17

The podcast EnneagramU can be discovered on Apple Podcas...

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July 4, 2023 28 mins

Hartley and Kevin comment on their observations and thoughts about a common practice in current parenting and the trivia game is all about 1982. 

Show Note:

Book referenced in this episode: The Gardener and the Carpenter by Alison Gopnik; Published by Picador USA; 2017; 320 pages

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June 8, 2023 32 mins

Hartley and Kevin fail to mention the Clampetts or the Castaways in a discussion worthy of each ensemble's consideration, Kevin is frustrated with the Federal Reserve, and Hartley explains why favoritism in families is a generational sin.

Show Notes: 

  • Hartley's statement: "Dysfunction comes naturally to us." is connected to our being born in a sinful state, only able to be redeemed by our Creator. Our natural state is s...
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Kevin reveals what only Missouri and Montana have in common which leads to Hartley recalling a Sodom and Gomorrah experience from his childhood before addressing why most people don't see time with God as something they need and reasons why they don't have any time to give.

Show Notes:

Book referenced in this episode: With Open Hands by Henri J.M. Nouwen; Published by Ave Maria Press; 2006 (34th Anniversary edition); 125 p...

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April 28, 2023 26 mins

Kevin talks about his new knee and shares his thoughts about tax refunds and the likelihood of a rate hike and pause. We are surprised to hear Hartley describe his use of hand signals on public traffic ways and how to literally "screw" someone. Kev and Hart play a trivia game introducing new segments to their podcast. 

Show Notes:

  • Listeners are encouraged to comment or submit questions via Twitter™ and Email
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Columbia's Woodcrest Chapel Pastor Masood Heidari joins Hartley and Kevin in a discussion about Worship and Hope, Islam and Christianity, Death and Funerals and the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship. Masood was born and raised in Abadan, Iran and moved to the United States as a University Student during a critical and pivotal time in Iran's history. He has served on the staff of Woodcrest since 2002 and has been influen...

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March 24, 2023 26 mins

Hartley asks Kevin to comment on some notes he wrote down three years ago which leads to Kevin recalling our flirtation with economic disaster. We receive Kevin's advice on how to best handle our finances and Hartley encourages us to suffer.     

Show Notes:

  • Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. —John 12:24
  • Dialogue is quoted from a 1...
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March 23, 2023 28 mins

Kevin is more frustrated with the loss of baseball players, memory books, and a bowling ball than the loss of a Bank in the Silicon Valley. Hartley talks about the practice of confession during Lent and bemoans losing his socks and soul. They both confess to making public statements which caused some tension among friends and loved ones. 

Show Notes:

  • Biblical References: Luke 15; Psalm 32
  • Lectionary Readings for Week 4...
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March 13, 2023 26 mins

In this episode, we discover what we can't truly look out for and what word helps us sound pretentious. Thing seems premature for spring cleaning, but Hartley encourages us to clean our houses. Kevin reminds us to stay disciplined in the market and cleans up some misinformation on more than one front. The spiritual practice of Repentance and the anticipation of rate hikes is discussed.

The Week 3 Lenten theme is: Repentanc...

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Network Development Coordinator for MU Healthcare, Amy Hay, joins Hartley and Kevin as their first guest. Amy was a 1991 to 1994 MIZZOU Women's Golf Letterwinner and earned three All-Conference Big Eight selections, two top 10 individual finishes at Big Eights, and tied for 12th in the 1994 NCAA East Regional. Surprisingly, they don't talk golf. They talk pharmaceutical^ expense. They talk Boys & Girls Club.^ They talk...

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February 26, 2023 30 mins

This episode may contain some unresolved anger. You be the Judge. Hartley confesses to nearly committing a falsehood in a legal document and demonstrates his passion for a certain laundry detergent. Kevin reveals his secret for executing a proper affect in communication. How Lent provides opportunity to connect with God is discussed.

Date of Episode Capture: February 23, 2023
Podcast Hosts: Hartley Wright, Kevin Bartola...

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February 18, 2023 27 mins

This episode was a surprise to both of us. Especially the grumpy one. We discuss temperament, rate hikes, presidential terms, daylight savings, the He Gets Us campaign, and Yosemite Sam.

Resources and media referenced in this episode:

Link to CNN Article
Link to He Gets Us website
Pocket is the place to save, read and get fueled by the best content on the web.
Yosemite Sam is Jewish Article


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February 11, 2023 30 mins

One of these guys is not going to watch the Super Bowl. Once a week, Kevin wears a shirt he hates.  Hartley talks about his connection to unauthorized fireworks in Jamaica.

In this episode, Kevin and Hartley have an interesting discussion about prayer, reference an NBC soap opera which ended in 2022 after airing 58 years, comment on their feelings about Super Bowl advertisers, listen to a formal sound from the internet, an...

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February 3, 2023 21 mins

This is part 2 and is a continuation of episode 7. In this episode Hartley and Kevin have a conversation about their frustrations and concerns regarding the troubles and trauma of perpetual gun violence in America.

Sources in the form of articles and data posted online from which the referencing of statistics, study findings and factual statements related to mass shootings, gun practices, gun ownership, and gun manufacturi...

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January 27, 2023 21 mins

In this episode Hartley and Kevin have a conversation about their frustrations and concerns regarding the troubles and trauma of perpetual gun violence in America.

Sources in the form of articles and data posted online from which the referencing of statistics, study findings and factual statements related to mass shootings, gun practices, gun ownership, and gun manufacturing quoted  in this episode include The Associated P...

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