Inspired Money

Inspired Money

Improve your money mindset with host Andy Wang, named a top influential financial advisor by INVESTOPEDIA, as we explore positive money stories with everyone from entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders, creatives, and even a former WWE wrestler to help you get inspired, shift your perspectives on money, and achieve incredible things. Whether you want to launch a side hustle, pay down debt, or give money to charity, listen to Inspired Money because big things begin with just a little inspiration.

Episodes

January 18, 2023 53 min

Founder of StitchCrew and VEST Her Ventures, Erika Lucas talks about how entrepreneurship can close wealth gaps in America and a trillion dollar investment opportunity.

Guest Biography

In collaboration with NBA team the Oklahoma City Thunder she established an accelerator program to support entrepreneurs in the middle of the country. Erika also founded VEST, a curated network of C-suite women working together to expedite the pipeli...

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Award-winning Hawaiian slack key guitarist Makana talks about the business of music, multiple income streams, and how to be wealthy.

Guest Biography

Makana is a singer, composer, cultural educator, and master of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. His music combines deep tradition with unbridled innovation to breathe fresh intensity into the timeless sounds of Hawaiʻi. The New York Times calls him "dazzling." His music has been feat...

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Successful business owner and creator of the Mastermind Playbook, Aaron Walker shares why retiring at age 27 was not fulfilling and how to live a life of significance.

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For over 45 years, Aaron, has been a small business owner, committed husband, devoted father, and community leader. He got his first taste of real accountability in a business Mastermind group where he developed genuine friendships and grew alongside ...

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Retired NFL offensive tackle turned co-owner of a private equity group shares money stories of professional athletes, tax benefits of certain investment vehicles, and why you should build a team of personal advisors.

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Jonathan Scott is a former offensive tackle who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills, and was a fifth-round draft for the Detroit Lions. He also played for the Chicago Bears and Atlanta ...

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Jason Portnoy, first Chief Financial Officer of Palantir Technologies and venture capitalist, talks about his book Silicon Vally Porn Star, redemption, and his evolving definition of success.

Guest Biography

Entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author Jason Portnoy began his career at PayPal, working closely with technology icons like Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, Max Levchin, and Reid Hoffman. He served as the first Chief Financial Of...

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Episode 257: Vitaliy Katsenelson, CEO at Investment Management Associates, shares his approach to value investing, writing, and Stoic philosophy.

Guest Biography

Vitaliy Katsenelson was born in Murmansk, Russia, and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1991. After joining Denver-based value investment firm IMA in 1997, Vitaliy became Chief Investment Officer in 2007, and CEO in 2012. Vitaliy has written two books on i...

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October 27, 2022 62 min

Singer songwriter H. Jack Williams talks about starting from humble beginnings, chasing his dream, and working with Academy Award winner Kevin Costner.

Guest Biography

You’d be hard-pressed to find a life, a career, or a body of work quite like that of singer/songwriter/performer/composer H. Jack Williams.

Jack himself credits equal parts luck, talent, and tenacity. “My whole life, I’ve gone out and gotten stuff done,” he says. “I ...

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Episode 255: Rob Nestor, CEO of Qraft Technologies USA, talks about how artificial intelligence can revolutionize asset management by improving performance, mitigating risk, and lowering fees.

Guest Biography

Robert Nestor is U.S. CEO of Qraft Technologies. Nestor has over 30 years in the financial services industry. Most recently, he was President of Direxion ETFs, and prior head of Factor ETFs at BlackRock.

This episode is brough...

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October 9, 2022 58 min

Former accountant turned fashion designer, Mugzy McFly talks about building a streetwear brand from scratch and following his passion as a creative entrepreneur.

Guest Biography

Mugzy is the Founder of Signed By McFly, a streetwear label catching the eye of professional athletes, musicians, and celebrities worldwide. Born and raised in the fashion capital of the world, New York City, Mugzy grew up with a deep appreciation and a kee...

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Episode 253: Full-time influencer Gigi Robinson talks about building a brand including money tips for influencers, how to land bigger brand deals, and strategies for getting paid what you're worth.

Guest Biography

Gigi Robinson is known for many things. From being a finalist in the Sports Illustrated Swim Search, to her advocacy in the chronic illness and body positivity spheres, all the way to NFT research and navigating life ...

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Episode 252: Entrepreneur Jay Schweid talks tennis, building an AI and blockchain-enabled platform to produce independent film projects, and the power of philanthropy.

Guest Biography

As an inspiring pro tennis player, he founded JCS, a bespoke racket customizing and stringing service for top players from around the world. This led to the Concierge Service for athletes, celebrities, and HNWI, which lead to being the Managing Partn...

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Award-winning producer Michael Cerenzie talks about filmmaking, money, and how Stratagem Studios is creating jobs in his native Canada.

Guest Biography

Michael Cerenzie is a proud Canadian and Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Stratagem Group. He guides the diverse portfolio of creative companies to enable transformative change in society, and to ensure Canadian talent and institutions are equipped to compete at the highest level ...

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Episode 250: Dr. John Demartini returns to discuss turning a crisis into an opportunity, good investing principles, and his views on cryptocurrency.

Guest Biography

Dr. John Demartini spent much of his childhood being told by his teachers, and even his parents, that he'd never amount to anything. After being constrained to arm and leg braces until he was four years old and living out his teenage years on the streets, Dr. Demart...

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Episode 249: Robert Breedlove, host of The "What Is Money?" Show, talks about his former life as an accountant and why he believes Bitcoin will change the world.

Guest Biography

Asking yourself that all-important question "What is Money?" is the rabbit which will lead you down the proverbial rabbit hole of new inquiries, perspectives on socioeconomic reality, and worldview-shattering revelations. Undoubtedly, it is ...

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Episode 248: Financial independence expert and hospice doctor, Jordon Grumet shares advice about building wealth and living a regret-free life.

Guest Biography

Jordan Grumet was born in Evanston, Illinois in 1973. His interest in becoming a doctor was ignited when his father, an oncologist, died unexpectedly in the prime of life. This profound loss not only inspired him to practice medicine, it has given him a unique perspective as...

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Beate Chelette talks about the importance of a healthy money mindset that helped her go from $138,000 in debt to a millionnaire.

Guest Biography

Beate Chelette is the Growth Architect and Founder of The Women’s Code and provides visionaries and leaders with proven strategies, blueprints and growth maps that provide clear steps to improve business systems, strengthen leadership skills and teams so that our clients and audiences can ...

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Episode 247: Alexis Castorina, Head of Consumer Education at Zelle®, shares tips for Zelle electronic payments and keeping yourself safe from online scams.

Guest Biography

Alexis Castorina is Head of Consumer Education, for Early Warning, the operator of Zelle®. In this role she leads the company’s support of financial education to help people invest in their financial futures and bank safely in the digital age. Alexis joined Early...

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Episode 245: Communication Coach and YouTuber, Brenden Kumarasamy talks about how to become a world-class communicator.

Guest Biography

Brenden is the founder of MasterTalk, he coaches ambitious executives & entrepreneurs to become top 1% communicators in their industry. He also has a popular YouTube channel called MasterTalk, with the goal of providing free access to communication tools for everyone in the world.

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Episode 244: Fitness influencer Katie Kasten-Wasilisin talks about monetizing online businesses, social media followers, and building a community to treat chronic pain through correct body movement.

Guest Biography

Athletic from a young age, Katie always kept her body moving, participating in sports such as roller hockey, basketball, and even figure skating briefly. The need to move was vital to her. After graduating high school an...

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Award-winning personal finance blogger and author, Alyssa Davies talks about financial independence, mental health, and tracking your emotions for smarter spending.

Guest Biography

ALYSSA DAVIES is a content manager for Zolo and a published author living in Calgary, Alberta. She is the founder of the two-time award-winning Canadian Personal Finance Blog of the Year, Mixed Up Money. As of 2022, she has over 80,000 followers across s...

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