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It’s more than just a show about personal finance. It’s a show about making finance personal. Even though your money might feel very private, finance and economics can often feel like this vast, convoluted world where it’s hard to figure out what’s actually relevant and what you should really believe. The Brunch & Budget Podcast is about how the hidden truths in big finance affect your everyday life. So tune in and let’s get personal. Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, iHEARTradio, or wherever you find podcasts.

Episodes
Dec. 3, 2019 OBG: b&b152 Why You Need an Estate Plan to End Generational Poverty
What happens after we die? Estate planning, Trusts, Wills—these are things we associate with the wealthy, but do they matter …
Nov. 19, 2019 OBG: b&b79 Why You Should Boycott Black Friday
Whether or not you shop on ‪#‎blackfriday, how do the ‪#‎blackoutblackfriday boycotts affect you? What does it look like to …
Nov. 4, 2019 b&b 215: Back to Basics: How to Start Investing For Real, with Caleb Silver of Investopedia
In this week’s episode Brunch and Budget takes it back to the basics of investing. Dyalekt and Pamela speak with …
Sept. 29, 2019 b&b 213: Back to Basics – Aligning Your Spending With Your Values
In this second back to basics show Pam and Dyalekt revisit the spending values matrix and discuss the importance of …
Sept. 10, 2019 b&b 212: Equifax Equi-f*ckery Continues – What You Can Get Out of the Settlement
In this episode we discuss the Equifax breach, the settlement, and what you can get out of it. Pamela and …
Aug. 20, 2019 b&b 211: Back to Basics – Your Money Personality
In this week’s episode we are going to go back to basics. We want to update the concepts, because our …
Aug. 1, 2019 b&b210: Cancelling Student Debt
1 in 6 Americans have student loan debt. Federal Student Loan Debt has risen to $1.5 trillion. The average student …
July 25, 2019 B&B Bonus Episode 2 – Would The Thanos Snap Solve The Racial Wealth Divide?
The Thanos Snap, for those people unfamiliar with the recent Avengers movies, was villain Thanos’ use of a powerful artifact …
July 23, 2019 OBG: b&b51 From Slavery to Prisons: A History | The PIC Series, Part 2
Last week, Dyalekt summed up the prison industrial complex in one word: Slavery. 2.3 million Americans are in prison today …
July 8, 2019 OBG: b&b50 Prison as a business | The PIC Series, Part 1
This week’s Oldie-but-Goodie: To mark our 50th episode, we will be starting a 4-part series on the Prison Industrial Complex. …
July 1, 2019 b&b209: Why Philanthropy doesn’t work with Pierre Joseph of the Solidago Foundation
Philanthropy sounds good: someone giving money to improve the world out of the goodness of their heart. The problem is …
June 24, 2019 b&b208: What is universal basic income? with Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs
Universal Basic Income is the idea that people (sometimes everyone, sometimes only the poorer ones) should receive a basic, minimum …
June 11, 2019 OBG: b&b163 How to protect your assets as an immigrant with Mohan Kanungo of MAF
In order to make money, one has to spend money. You’ve heard of that saying before. The whole “work hard, …
May 29, 2019 OBG: b&b127 How Entrepreneurs of Color can close the racial wealth gap
As we continue our coverage of CFED’s 2016 Assets Learning Conference, we go deep on another critical topic for People …
May 24, 2019 b&b207: Hari Kondabolu on how to negotiate your rate as an artist of color
Hari Kondabolu is a comedian who lives on his art, but it wasn’t always that way. He shares with us …
May 6, 2019 Preach to the Choir Bonus Episode
Episode 1: Does the Racial Wealth Divide Affect White People? We’re here with a special bonus episode. Starting in May, …
April 29, 2019 B&B206: #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke on financial dignity for sexual assault survivors
Sexual assault has been growing more visible in recent years, but it often doesn’t happen alone. Financial abuse, where one …
April 2, 2019 OBG: b&b175 Socially Responsible Investing with Ian McLeod: How We Can Do More
Investing can be tricky. The hopes of investing is that you will receive more than what you put in. What …
March 19, 2019 OBG: b&b157 Survivorship Bias or How to Reverse-Engineer Success on a Budget
If I did it, so can you. That phrase sound familiar? If you just work harder, if you only wanted …
March 4, 2019 OBG: b&b108 The Dangers of Lifestyle Creep on Growing Your Wealth
Do you feel like you’re always living paycheck to paycheck, even though your income goes up every year? Do you …
Feb. 10, 2019 OBG: b&b186 AFCPE pt. 2 Keynotes: Racial Wealth Divide
A discussion with four members of the Closing the Racial and Gender Wealth Gap Panel: Thomas Shapiro is the Director …
Feb. 5, 2019 OBG: b&b 138 Dedrick Asante-Muhammad on how to take action against the racial wealth divide
This week’s Oldie-but-Goodie. Happy Black History Month! If average Black family wealth continues to grow at the same pace it …
Jan. 22, 2019 OBG: b&b136 Create goals and habits that last beyond the new year
New beginnings always signal a reset in our brains – a new job, new city, new relationship, a birthday, and …
Jan. 10, 2019 OBG: b&b82 How to crush your income goals in the New Year
Most of the time, we think about what to do with money we already have – either spend less or …
Dec. 14, 2018 OBG: b&b29 So, um, the NFL’s a Non Profit
This week’s Oldie-but-Goodie Tis the season to give back to your favorite non profits, and what better place to give …
Dec. 5, 2018 OBG: b&b135 Is Christmas gifting worth it? B/W Chaz Kangas Christmas songs!
This week’s Oldie-but-Goodie: The average American spends about $830 on Christmas gifts alone and 30% of us spend over $1,000, …
Nov. 24, 2018 b&b205: How brands use boycotts to make you buy in
It’s that time of year again! Our 5th annual boycott/black Friday Brunch & Budget episode (we’ve been doing this a …
Nov. 14, 2018 OBG: b&b129 How your personality affects your wallet Part 1
Before you can even get your money stuff together, you need to understand your relationship with money first, and to …
Nov. 7, 2018 b&b204: DDJA Vitamin M Box and Supporting Entrepreneurs of Color
Welcome to the Dead Day Job Army, a monthly Brunch & Budget series where entrepreneurs and freelancers of Color share …
Oct. 31, 2018 OBG: b&b139 Being an employee can actually be awesome
Having a job can be great, but it doesn’t mean you can’t do all the other stuff you want. Being …
Oct. 17, 2018 OBG: b&b121 What to do if you lose your job
It’s the last thing you want to think about happening, but also can happen at any time. This week, we …
Sept. 26, 2018 OBG: b&b106 Seize the day or look before you leap? Why we hate to plan
This week’s Oldie-but-Goodie: This show was inspired by a Cracked podcast Dyalekt and I were listening to during our many …
Sept. 17, 2018 b&b203: When is Homeownership an Investment? with Kathleen Boyd
“Buying a home is an investment.” “Renting is just throwing your money away.” “The property value could double in the …
Sept. 3, 2018 OBG: b&b117: What to do when your passion starts to feel like your job
This week’s Oldie-but-Goodie: You’ve managed to make your dream come true. You’ve done something that few people can say they’ve …
Aug. 20, 2018 OBG b&b164 Heather Jarvis JD in Sallie Mae strikes back!
This week’s Oldie-but-Goodie: Heather Jarvis strikes back! (check the other episode where she focuses on private loans here) Heather Jarvis …
Aug. 15, 2018 b&b202: All Wheels Up with Alan Chaulet: wheelchair accessible travel
All Wheels Up is a nonprofit dedicated to making air travel accessible to those with wheelchairs. Currently, they need to …
Aug. 7, 2018 OBG: b&b16: Getting By Without a College Degree
This week’s oldie-but-goodie: We all know student loan debt is out of control. The average college student graduated in 2014 …
Aug. 2, 2018 b&b201: AAFCI: highlighting and bridging racial knowledge and resource gaps
The African American Financial Capabilities Initiative is sponsored by Prosperity Now’s Racial Wealth Divide Initiative. Their website describes the motivation …
July 24, 2018 OBG: b&b112: Which order should you pay down your debt?
Everyone has their opinion and formula for what order to pay down debt. Google it and you’ll get a different …
July 19, 2018 b&b200: Housing, education, finances, and community: the African American Financial Capabilities Initiative
The African American Financial Capabilities Initiative is sponsored by Prosperity Now’s Racial Wealth Divide Initiative. Their website describes the motivation …
June 26, 2018 OBG b&b126 Why homeownership as a Person of Color is more than an investment, it’s how to build a legacy
This weeks’ oldie but goodie: In Part 3 of our coverage at CFED’s Assets Learning Conference 2016, we explore one …
June 18, 2018 b&b199 Is Tulsa Real Estate Fund a Scam or Nah? with Courtney Richardson
The Tulsa Real Estate Fund is a crowdfunding company which marketed itself as fighting gentrification by ‘buying back the block.’ …
June 12, 2018 OBG b&b68 Should you rent or should you buy?
It’s probably the question I get most asked by clients – should I buy a house or keep renting? In …
June 6, 2018 b&b198: How to Build and Protect Your Wealth pt. 2 PROTECT
This first part of a two part episode focuses on how to protect your wealth. This means insurance and wills, …
May 22, 2018 OBG b&b113 All the parts that suck about running a business
Oldie-but-Goodie: Don’t get us wrong. We wouldn’t have it any other way. But there are just some things (lots of …
May 14, 2018 b&b197: How to build and protect your wealth pt. 1: BUILD
This first part of a two part episode focuses on how to build your wealth. The three main ways are: …
May 7, 2018 OBG b&b60 Take Your Brand to the Next Level
This week’s Oldie-but-Goodie (no longer live): ON AIR SPECIAL! Lilit does a live critique of Brunch & Budget’s website. If …
May 1, 2018 b&b196 DDJA Black Accessory Designer Alliance: creating a network for minority designers
Welcome to the Dead Day Job Army, a monthly Brunch & Budget series where entrepreneurs and freelancers of Color share …
April 25, 2018 OBG b&b97 It’s financial literacy month! So… how do you know if you’re financially literate?
Oldie-but-Goodie! I feel like people toss around the phrase financial literacy and everyone nods along and says, “Oh yeah, I …
April 20, 2018 b&b195 Building wealth for African Americans in the Pacific Northwest w/ Cat Goughnour of Prosperity Now
Cat Goughnour is the Senior Program Manager at Prosperity Now. She runs the African American Financial Capability Initiative, working to …
April 15, 2018 OBG b&b94 How to make tax season easier for you NEXT year
Listen to Oldie-but-Goodie episode 94 below. We are right in the middle of tax season and many of us find …
April 13, 2018 b&b194: Who really bankrupted Toys R Us & how small businesses can fill the gap
Six months ago, after 69 years in business, Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy. Two days ago, it announced that …
March 28, 2018 OBG b&b101 Investing for Dummylekt Part 1
Check out this week’s Oldie-but-Goodie episode! For the last several months, we’ve been using Dyalekt as a guinea pig for …
March 15, 2018 b&b193 Prosperity Now: North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN)
Welcome to Prosperity Now, a series interviewing non profit organizations who are part of Building High Impact Non-Profits of Color. …
March 7, 2018 b&b192 eSusu: the Lending Circle App: community based saving and lending
Many cultures in Africa, South America and Asia have community lending systems: people group together with others they trust, each …
Feb. 25, 2018 b&b191 DDJA Lesly Simmons on event planning and knowing your worth
Lesly SimmonsLesly Simmons”I’m thinking of getting into event planning.” A lot of people say it, but what does it really …
Feb. 20, 2018 b&b190 What Net Neutrality is and why you should care
Net Neutrality has recently been repealed on the federal level, and several states and organizations are fighting to keep it …
Feb. 12, 2018 b&b189 Gina Noy explains the new tax plan, and how taxes are different if you’re a freelancer
It’s ‘easy’ to leave taxes for the end of the year (or the beginning of next year) but as a …
Jan. 28, 2018 b&b188 Prosperity Now Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corp.
Welcome to Prosperity Now, a series interviewing non profit organizations who are part of Building High Impact Non-Profits of Color. …
Jan. 21, 2018 b&b187 Social Commentator Rants N Bants #DDJA
Welcome to the Dead Day Job Army, a monthly Brunch & Budget series where entrepreneurs and freelancers of Color share …
Jan. 18, 2018 b&b186 AFCPE pt. 2 Keynotes: Racial Wealth Divide
A discussion with four members of the Closing the Racial and Gender Wealth Gap Panel: Thomas Shapiro is the Director …
Jan. 18, 2018 b&b185 AFCPE Keynotes pt.1 Behavioral Finance & Financial Coaching
Three Keynotes from the AFCPE share their expertise: Kristen Berman, Common Cents Lab, Irrational Labs, studies behavioral economics and behavioral …
Dec. 29, 2017 b&b184 AFCPE Summer Red in Da Art of Storytelling
Summer Red, Rural Dynamics, Inc., Financial Literacy Program Manager, has been teaching financial education for over five years, with a …
Dec. 17, 2017 b&b183 Prosperity Now Gads Hill: Teach Children and Parents Mental Health Habits
Prosperity Now in Gads Hill is a Chicago organization devoted to helping immigrant families establish roots. ​Maricela Garcia and Rosa …
Dec. 10, 2017 b&b182 Karen Okonkwo, co-founder of Tonl, on the importance of including POC in stock photography #DDJA
Welcome to the Dead Day Job Army, a monthly Brunch & Budget series where entrepreneurs and freelancers of Color share …
Dec. 5, 2017 b&b181 Instead of boycotting things you hate, BUYcott things you love!
This is our fourth annual boycott episode and this year, we want to ask you to spend your energy and …
Nov. 27, 2017 b&b180 Equifax Equifiction Equif*ckry: What you can do to protect your credit after the Equifax Breach
Equifax is one of the three large credit reporting agencies, and in July they had a security breach in which …
Nov. 8, 2017 b&b179 All of your questions about the ACA/Healthcare answered!
Today’s topic is Health Insurance. This has been a hot topic for the past eight years, and, so far, it’s …
Nov. 2, 2017 b&b178 Prosperity Now Scorecard Breakdown: What it is and What it means for our Future
The annual Prosperity Now scorecard is out now. First introduced in 2002 but annually released since 2012. This is an …
Oct. 24, 2017 b&b177: Michelle Beck, founder of An Actor Tapes, on what it’s like to be a POC in the Acting World #DDJA
Welcome to the Dead Day Job Army, a monthly Brunch & Budget series where entrepreneurs and freelancers of Color share …
Oct. 17, 2017 b&b176 Ashé Cultural Arts Center: How to use art and culture to support human, community and economic development. [#ProsperityNow]
Located in the New Orleans area, the Ashé Cultural Center is a non-profit organization, which uses art and culture to …
Oct. 7, 2017 b&b175 Socially Responsible Investing with Ian McLeod: How We Can Do More
Investing can be tricky. The hopes of investing is that you will receive more than what you put in. What …
Sept. 26, 2017 b&b174 The Real Secrets to a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
Crowdfunding is super popular nowadays. If you’re not too familiar with it, that’s okay. This is the basic concept: You …
Sept. 19, 2017 b&b173 The Road to Zero Wealth with Dedrick Asante-Muhammad
If the racial wealth divide is left unaddressed and is not exacerbated further over the next eight years, median Black …
Sept. 15, 2017 b&b172 Prosperity Now: Empowering a New Generation of Americans with Hispanic Unity
Hispanics now make up almost 1 in 4 Floridians. The majority of Floridian Hispanics live in Miami-Dade and Broward county. …
Sept. 6, 2017 b&b171 You can’t talk about economics without talking about race (LIVE from the 4th Annual Audio Festival)
We packed a whole lot of goodies in this hour special. We caught up with Tasty Keish from last year’s …
Aug. 29, 2017 b&b170 DDJA Castell J Barnes on the business of motivational speaking
Let’s cut through the bullshit. We were skeptical of people who call themselves motivational speakers. A lot of people who …
Aug. 22, 2017 b&b169 Prosperity Now: MQVN, the Forgotten New Orleans
As an immigrant, how do you successfully establish yourself? What obstacles do immigrants or refugees have to overcome in order …
Aug. 15, 2017 b&b168 Building Habits to Overcome Fears about Money
I am not a psychologist, but I have seen a lot of clients’ common fears when it comes to their …
Aug. 8, 2017 b&b167 What to do When Debt Goes into Collections
How do you handle your accounts in collections? When a creditor can’t get you to pay, they sell the debt …
Aug. 1, 2017 b&b166 DDJA Kisha Velazquez of Junior Baby Hatter
This week we have a special DDJA interview with Markisha Velazquez, founder of Junior Baby Hatter, Tiny Caps for Tiny …
July 25, 2017 b&b165 Prosperity Now—How Sant La Strengthens and Stabilizes South Florida’s Haitian Community
Prosperity Now, once known as CFED, and, if you’ve been following our show for some time, you’ll remember members such …
July 21, 2017 b&b164 Heather Jarvis JD in Sallie Mae strikes back!
Heather Jarvis strikes back! (check the other episode where she focuses on private loans here) Heather Jarvis is back to …
July 11, 2017 b&b163 How to protect your assets as an immigrant with Mohan Kanungo of MAF
In order to make money, one has to spend money. You’ve heard of that saying before. The whole “work hard, …
July 4, 2017 b&b162 DDJA Chris Kim, founder of Monk’s Meats, on balancing a Diet, Business, and Activism
Happy Independence Day, America! What is more American than a new Brunch & Budget episode? Food is definitely one thing …
June 27, 2017 b&b161 How to quit your job & go full time freelance, Part 2
It’s becoming easier than ever to start your own business and work for yourself. About 1 in 3 Americans is …
June 20, 2017 b&b160 CFED: Maria Coto of PSE on the real work it takes to start a business
This week’s show is part of our CFED series. We interview organizations who are actively working to close the racial …
June 14, 2017 b&b159 RAD doxes Dyalekt (and how to make sure you don’t get doxed)
Remember Bex and Sarah from RAD? (in case you don’t, check this episode out: bnb150) We brought them back to …
June 9, 2017 b&b158 How to quit your job and go to full time freelance, Part 1
It’s becoming easier than ever to start your own business and work for yourself. About 1 in 3 Americans is …
May 30, 2017 b&b157 Survivorship Bias or How to Reverse-Engineer Success on a Budget
If I did it, so can you. That phrase sound familiar? If you just work harder, if you only wanted …
May 25, 2017 b&b156 Avocado Toast and 20 other things you don’t have to give up
We’ve heard it all before: Millennials and their —insert trendy item here— Whether it’s persistent judgment from older generations or …
May 18, 2017 b&b155 CFED cohorts Chinese Mutual Aid Association
We took the show on the road to Chi-Town, where we got to speak with Margaret Smith, the Youth Program …
May 10, 2017 b&b154 How the AHCA will affect your wallet
Trumpcare, the inevitable topic that we all need to discuss. What are the benefits, if any, and how will this …
May 10, 2017 b&b153 The Cost of Convenience
We see convenience not only as a nicety but an expectation, an entitlement. Has paying for convenience been taken too …
May 3, 2017 b&b152 Bomopregha Julius on why you need an estate plan to end generational poverty
What happens after we die? Estate planning, Trusts, Wills—these are things we associate with the wealthy, but do matter even …
April 21, 2017 b&b151 CFED Spanish Coalition for Housing
Joseph Lopez, Development Manager and Gabriela Roman, Executive Director join us today to talk about the organization: Spanish Coalition for …
April 20, 2017 b&b 150 How to protect your digital financial footprint
We’re back with new episodes for spring! To start us off this week we had a conversation with Bex Hurwitz …
April 18, 2017 b&b149 Matt Becker on how to prepare financially for having a kid
Should you have a kid? I know, tough question. I think one of the biggest worries hopeful parents have is …
March 27, 2017 b&b 148 #DeadDayJobArmy Safety Pin Box’s Co-Founder Leslie Mac
Welcome to the Dead Day Job Army, a monthly Brunch & Budget series where entrepreneurs and freelancers of Color share …
March 19, 2017 b&b 147 Former IRS Auditor, Arielle Bryant, answers all the questions you have about taxes
Audits. You’re scared of them. We’re scared of them. But what exactly is an audit? How do we prepare for …
March 14, 2017 b&b146 How MEDA helps minority entrepreneurs build wildly successful companies
(Happy Pi Day everyone!) We have a special episode for you this week. We sat down with President and CEO …
March 7, 2017 b&b145 How to ask for a raise and get it (Rebroadcast)
By popular demand we’re bringing back this episode, first aired on April 5, 2015. Whether you’re a first time listener, …
Feb. 27, 2017 b&b 144 How to talk to your parents about money
There are certain conversations that are always going to be uncomfortable with your parents. One is about money. Sometimes parents …
Feb. 20, 2017 b&b 143 You and your honey’s money personalities
Money is the #1 reason for divorce, and often, it is the main thing couples fight about. Remember money personalities? …
Feb. 13, 2017 b&b142 The Urban Alliance: Transforming the school-to-prison pipeline into the school-to-opportunity pipeline
Urban Alliance serves economically disadvantaged students on the verge of graduating high school, but are at high risk of not …
Feb. 6, 2017 b&b 141 How the recent executive orders will affect your wallet
With everything that’s been happening lately, it’s hard to keep track of— and fully understand— every executive order shooting out …
Jan. 29, 2017 b&b 140 #DeadDayJobArmy – James Freeman on how opening a restaurant is like creating an album
Welcome to the #DeadDayJobArmy, a monthly Brunch & Budget series where entrepreneurs and freelancers of Color share their stories and …
Jan. 22, 2017 b&b 139 Being an employee can actually be awesome
Having a job can be great, but it doesn’t mean you can’t do all the other stuff you want. Being …
Jan. 16, 2017 b&b 138 Dedrick Asante-Muhammad on how to take action against the racial wealth divide
If average Black family wealth continues to grow at the same pace it has over the past three decades, it …
Jan. 10, 2017 b&b137 How to start saving for the holidays in January
We know, we know, no one wants to think about this after going through it, but every year it sneaks …
Jan. 3, 2017 b&b136 Create goals and habits that last beyond the new year
New beginnings always signal a reset in our brains – a new job, new city, new relationship, a birthday, and …
Dec. 26, 2016 b&b135 Is Christmas gifting worth it? B/W Chaz Kangas Christmas songs!
The average American spends about $830 on Christmas gifts alone and 30% of us spend over $1,000, yet somehow, we …
Dec. 19, 2016 b&b134 How to get health insurance in 2017 (we know, we know, ugh)
It’s that time of year! Time to get health insurance, yaaaaaay. Our annual health insurance episode, so you get the …
Dec. 14, 2016 b&b133 How to invest in real estate without having to buy a house (Fundrise explains REIT’s)
Is there a way to invest in real estate without having to buy a house? On this week’s show, we …
Dec. 9, 2016 b&b132 #DeadDayJobArmy ‘Niles’ on how to reinvent yourself in the midst of failure and depression
Welcome to the #DeadDayJobArmy, a monthly Brunch & Budget series where entrepreneurs and freelancers of Color share their stories and …
Nov. 30, 2016 b&b131 Do economic boycotts actually work?
In light of the election results, tons of boycotts have sprung up around the country on both sides, with folks …
Nov. 21, 2016 b&b130 How your personality affects your wallet, Part 2
Before you can even get your money stuff together, you need to understand your relationship with money, and to do …
Nov. 21, 2016 b&b129 How your personality affects your wallet Part 1
Before you can even get your money stuff together, you need to understand your relationship with money first, and to …
Nov. 7, 2016 b&b128 #DeadDayJobArmy Lauryn Williams on being a financial planner of Color in a profession that is 96% white
Welcome to the #DeadDayJobArmy, a monthly Brunch & Budget series where entrepreneurs and freelancers of Color share their stories and …
Nov. 1, 2016 b&b127 How Entrepreneurs of Color can close the racial wealth gap
As we continue our coverage of CFED’s 2016 Assets Learning Conference, we go deep on another critical topic for People …
Oct. 25, 2016 b&b126 Why homeownership as a Person of Color is more than an investment, it’s how to build a legacy
In Part 3 of our coverage at CFED’s Assets Learning Conference 2016, we explore one of the quickest ways to …
Oct. 17, 2016 b&b125 Solutions for closing the racial wealth gap – Part 2 of our Assets Learning Conference report
In part 2 of our coverage of the CFED’s Assets Learning conference, we talk about some of the solutions that …
Oct. 12, 2016 b&b124 How to close the racial wealth gap – Special Report from CFED’s Assets Learning Conference
Dyalekt and I had the honor of attending CFED’s Assets Learning Conference this year, where a group of policy makers, …
Oct. 2, 2016 b&b123 #DeadDayJobArmy TastyKeish on being a 1st Gen immigrant and creative entrepreneur
This is it, y’all. Welcome to the Dead Day Job Army, a monthly Brunch & Budget series where entrepreneurs and …
Sept. 27, 2016 b&b122 Student Loan Expert, Heather Jarvis, Esq. demystifies your student loans
We could not be more excited to have student loan expert, Heather Jarvis of AskHeatherJarvis.com on our show!! After taking …
Sept. 20, 2016 b&b121 What to do if you lose your job
It’s the last thing you want to think about happening, but also can happen at any time. This week, we …
Sept. 12, 2016 b&b120 Is this the beginning of the end of private prisons?
We have Stephanie Damon-Moore back on the show (author of AbolishPrisons.org) to talk about the exciting Department of Justice announcement …
Sept. 4, 2016 b&b119 How b-corps are changing the way business is done
The rise of b-corps and benefit corporations can’t be ignored. In the last 18 months, b-corp registration has gone from …
Sept. 4, 2016 b&b118 Why no one wants to host the Olympics anymore
In recent memory, the Olympic Games coverage seemed to be filled with as much controversy as gold medals, from the …
Aug. 25, 2016 b&b117 What to do when your passion starts to feel like your job
You’ve managed to make your dream come true. You’ve done something that few people can say they’ve done – you’ve …
Aug. 24, 2016 b&b116 How to use platform businesses to grow your business
Platform businesses are all about bridging the gap between consumer and producer. They’re the middlemen (or middlewomen). Uber/Lyft, Airbnb, Etsy, …
Aug. 9, 2016 b&b115 What does it really mean to invest in yourself?
“You don’t need to call something an investment just because you want to buy it. It’s okay to buy something …
Aug. 3, 2016 b&b114 Would legalizing crime for one day lead to a better economy?
If you legalized all crime for one day, or really one night, would it lead to a better economy? This …
July 26, 2016 b&b113 All the parts that suck about running a business
Don’t get us wrong. We wouldn’t have it any other way. But there are just some things (lots of things) …
July 26, 2016 b&b112 Which order should you pay down your debt?
Everyone has their opinion and formula for what order to pay down debt. Google it and you’ll get a different …
July 11, 2016 b&b111 Who Profits from Racism?
This was a very difficult Brunch & Budget on Bondfire Radio to do. I’m sure you can hear it in …
July 7, 2016 b&b110 Is the Summer Blockbuster dead or just being shipped to China?
The summer blockbuster may be dying… or being exported. The summer blockbuster has been around since Jaws smashed box offices …
July 1, 2016 b&b109 What is Brexit and how will it affect you?
The European Union – often known as the EU – is an economic and political partnership involving 28 European countries. …
June 24, 2016 b&b108 The Dangers of Lifestyle Creep on Growing Your Wealth
Do you feel like you’re always living paycheck to paycheck, even though your income goes up every year? Do you …
June 18, 2016 b&b107 Is travel the new status symbol?
Is travel the new way to show off these days? Before it was an expensive purse or coat, a piece …
June 7, 2016 b&b106 Seize the day or look before you leap? Why we hate to plan
This show was inspired by a Cracked podcast Dyalekt and I were listening to during our many hours of driving …
May 29, 2016 b&b105 How to Budget Your Way to Financial Independence
Here’s the big secret – budgeting doesn’t work! At least not in the way we were taught it was supposed …
May 29, 2016 b&b104 What is peer to peer lending?
Peer to Peer (or p2p) lending is a site that has sprung up since the meltdown. Banks are much more …
May 21, 2016 b&b103 The Uber & Lyft Paradox
Uber and Lyft just left Austin because they don’t want their drivers to be subjected to fingerprinting. Some call it …
May 8, 2016 b&b102 Investing for Dummylekt, Part 2
For the last several months, we’ve been using Dramatic Dyalekt as a guinea pig for different investment platforms to see …
May 5, 2016 b&b101 Investing for Dummylekt Part 1
For the last several months, we’ve been using Dyalekt as a guinea pig for different investment platforms to see how …
April 25, 2016 b&b100 Poverty Lines: What it’s really like to be poor in America
We did it. We are aired our 100th Bondfire Radio episode. We recorded it at our Airbnb in CA. It …
April 17, 2016 b&b99 How running out of willpower and decision fatigue affect your finances
This show was inspired by our financial planner, Sophia Bera, who we met with recently. She stopped us in the …
April 17, 2016 b&b98 How to talk to your kids about money, forreal forreal
True stat – parents are more afraid to talk to their kids about money than they are to talk to …
April 4, 2016 b&b97 It’s financial literacy month! So… how do you know if you’re financially literate?
I feel like people toss around the phrase financial literacy and everyone nods along and says, “Oh yeah, I need …
March 28, 2016 b&b96 Should you file for bankruptcy?
What comes to mind when you hear the word bankruptcy? Are you shocked when celebrities file for it time and …
March 22, 2016 B&B95 The Morbid Money Question Hour
Have you ever wondered: How do medical bills of significant other impact your finances What are tax implications of money …
March 14, 2016 b&b94 How to make tax season easier for you NEXT year
We are right in the middle of tax season and many of us find ourselves in the same place we …
March 11, 2016 b&b93 The govt is requiring advisors to have your best interests in mind, and people are mad about it: The New Fiduciary Rule
Today on Brunch & Budget on Bondfire Radio, Dyalekt and I going to talk about something I feel very strongly …
March 5, 2016 b&b92 How to talk to your honey about money, Part 2
Dyalekt and I had SO much to talk about on Valentine’s Day that we decided to do a second show …
Feb. 22, 2016 b&b91 Founder of Morgan’s Don’t Run Out, Morgan Hirsch Back on the Show!
Last March, 2015 we Morgan Hirsch on the show, right when his idea for a subscription service for bathroom essentials …
Feb. 16, 2016 b&b90 How to talk to your honey about money
Forget the roses and the candy. If you want to make sure your relationship lasts past this Valentine’s Day, how …
Feb. 10, 2016 b&b89 Suz, the Rock/Star Advocate w/ EXTENDED LIVE consultation
For all the artists out there who feel like they’ve ever been taken advantage of or don’t know where to …
Feb. 2, 2016 b&b88 The 5-Week Financial Plan: Estate Planning + Putting it all together!
For all of January, we will be going in depth on the guts of your financial plan. This week, we …
Jan. 24, 2016 b&b87 The 5-Week Financial Plan: When do you actually NEED insurance?
For all of January, we will be going in depth on the guts of your financial plan. This week, we …
Jan. 17, 2016 b&b86 5-Week Financial Plan: Saving & Investing
For all of January, we will be going in depth on the guts of your financial plan. This week, we …
Jan. 11, 2016 b&b85 5-Week Financial Plan: Spending & Debt
For all of January, we will be going in depth on the guts of your financial plan. This week, we …
Jan. 8, 2016 b&b84 Goals, Guts, and Glory: A One-Hour Financial Plan by Brunch & Budget
It’s a new year and often the time when you feel like you can start with a clean slate. This …
Dec. 28, 2015 b&b83 Should you quit your job next year?
Have you been thinking about quitting your job lately? Have you been wondering if what you spend all day doing …
Dec. 21, 2015 b&b82 How to crush your income goals in the New Year
Most of the time, we think about what to do with money we already have – either spend less or …
Dec. 13, 2015 b&b81 Is there such a thing as socially conscious investing?
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan made headlines recently when they announced they were going to move 99% of their wealth …
Dec. 11, 2015 b&b80 What happens when a financial planner gets a financial planner, part deux
Dyalekt and I are so excited to do this show! We are just at the beginning of our own financial …
Nov. 29, 2015 b&b79 Why you should boycott Black Friday
First of all, this was a special Bondfire Radio show for Dramatic Dyalekt and me because we did a show …
Nov. 24, 2015 b&b78 Does financial literacy education actually work? w/ Andrea Ferrero
We have been out in CA this last October and November, teaching workshops up and down the coast that focus …
Nov. 16, 2015 b&b77 Social media specialist, Dr. Postalot, on how to make your social media stand out
I think this is the first time I’ve ever had a guest’s main link be their twitter account! But frankly, …
Nov. 11, 2015 b&b76 BONUS Entrepreneur Month interview with Neelam Brar, Founder of District Cowork
October was an amazing month for us! We had so many great founders and entrepreneurs share their stories and tell …
Nov. 3, 2015 b&b75 How to sell without feeling like a salesperson
One of the realities of being a freelancer or entrepreneur is that you’re also going to be a salesperson. Most …
Oct. 26, 2015 b&b74 Alan Moore, CEO of XY Planning: How to tell a financial “expert” from a financial expert
We round out our October #entrepreneurmonth on with Alan Moore, founder of XY Planning Network. As an entrepreneur, having a …
Oct. 20, 2015 b&b73 Founder of Stemless, Koushi King, on where the marijuana Industry is headed #deaddayjobarmy
What’s it like to run a start up all by yourself? Or better yet, what’s it like to run a …
Oct. 7, 2015 b&b71 Founder & CEO of Goldbean, Jane Barratt, on Investing for Beginners #deaddayjobarmy
To kick off our October Entrepreneur Month, we have Jane Barratt, founder and CEO of Goldbean, a website dedicated to …
Sept. 27, 2015 b&b70 If you have savings in your 20’s, are you doing it wrong?
I don’t know why I let Elite Daily articles rile me up, but this one called, “If you Have Savings …
Sept. 20, 2015 b&b69 Is it worth it to chase credit card rewards points?
One of the other top questions I get from clients is what the “best” credit card is. Usually, it’s a …
Sept. 13, 2015 b&b68 Should you rent or should you buy?
It’s probably the question I get most asked by clients – should I buy a house or keep renting? In …
Sept. 7, 2015 b&b67 What happens when a financial planner hires a financial planner?
So it’s happening. Dyalekt and I are hiring a financial planner. And we’re going to talk about the whole process …
Aug. 30, 2015 b&b66 Should your boss be paying you as an employee or contractor? (with accountant Matt Close)
There’s been a new trend in the workforce and it’s been dubbed the “gig economy.” You’ve seen it everywhere – …
Aug. 26, 2015 b&b65 How to go from English teacher to Broadway producer in less than two years
This week, we are excited to have Michael Roderick of Small Pond Enterprises on the show to talk about how …
Aug. 14, 2015 b&b64 What is your biggest money mistake? LIVE at the 2nd Annual Bondfire Radio Audio Festival!
We had an incredible time at the Bondfire Radio Audio Festival! We had a very special Brunch & Budget show, …
Aug. 9, 2015 b&b63 Take your business to the next level with a small business loan
It’s such a leap of faith to start your own business and another big leap of faith to take it …
Aug. 8, 2015 b&b61 Traditions Created by Advertisers
Think getting down on one knee and shoving a diamond ring in someone’s face is romantic? Do you remember when …
Aug. 3, 2015 b&b62 The Art of the Side Hustle
Whether you work a full time job or you work for yourself, it seems like everyone these days has a …
July 19, 2015 b&b60 Take Your Brand to the Next Level
ON AIR SPECIAL! Lilit does a live critique of Brunch & Budget’s website. If you want your website critiqued live …
July 14, 2015 b&b59 Why You Should Never Retire
Retirement is a concept that really came from the 1930’s and the birth of Social Security. The logic was that …
July 7, 2015 b&b58 What exactly is hyperinflation?
We’ve all heard stories in history class of a country’s currency being nearly worthless and it’s happened as recently as …
July 7, 2015 b&b57 Is it time to invest in Solar?
Dyalekt and I finally got solar panels installed on our roof. Besides it being a year-long process in NYC (just …
July 7, 2015 b&b 56 The Rent is Too Damn High
NYC has approximately 2 million residents (out of 8 million) in rent stabilized apartments, often the elderly and families who …
June 15, 2015 b&b55 The Economics of Legalizing Weed
If you haven’t heard, Colorado legalized the possession of marijuana as of January, 2014. We wanted to check in and …
June 8, 2015 b&b54 Sherita Rankins BusyWifeBusyLife
Sherita Rankins is a model, host, actress, and director of finance at a non-profit. Oh, and she blogs about it. …
June 1, 2015 b&b53 The Challenges of Life After Prison | The PIC Series, Part 4
For every one person in prison, there are two people who were formerly incarcerated. That means there are 5 million …
May 25, 2015 b&b52 The School to Prison Pipeline | The PIC Series, Part 3
This whole prison industrial complex thing runs deep and starts early. While the anecdote that the prison industry uses 3rd …
May 19, 2015 b&b51 From Slavery to Prisons: A History | The PIC Series, Part 2
Last week, Dyalekt summed up the prison industrial complex in one word: Slavery. 2.3 million Americans are in prison today …
May 12, 2015 b&b50 Prison as a business | The PIC Series, Part 1
To mark our 50th episode, we will be starting a 4-part series on the Prison Industrial Complex. In Part 1 …
May 4, 2015 b&b49 Your Money Personality on a Budget
I just wrote about this a few weeks ago (http://brunchandbudget.com/why-your-money-personality-matters-as-much-as-your-budgeting-skills/), but it’s such an important thing to get that we …
April 27, 2015 b&b48 Let’s Talk Investing with Papillon
We are so excited to have Papillon Financial back on the show this week! Shurnette Henry and Dana Wilson, cofounders …
April 19, 2015 b&b47 Abi Vega Build Strategic Alliances
Do you want to learn how to really connect with the people you meet and go beyond just taking their …
April 13, 2015 b&b46 How to ask for a Raise as a Woman
When I googled “consequences of not asking for a raise” (go ahead, try it), the first link was an article …
April 5, 2015 b&b45 How to Ask for a Raise and Get It
We spend a lot of time thinking and talking about how to cut back on expenses, spend less, and save …
March 29, 2015 b&b44 Mary Pilon & The Monopolists
To close out Women’s History Month, we talk with Mary Pilon, whose new book reveals the true history of the …
March 24, 2015 b&b43 Starting a Startup w/ Morgan Hirsh
We hear about start ups all the time – the hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars they raise, …
March 8, 2015 b&b41 Chipotle vs. McDonalds
At one point, McDonald’s owned 90% of Chipotle. On today’s show, Brunch & Budget goes in on how Chipotle Mexican …
March 1, 2015 b&b40 Student Loan Counselor on Air!
Student loan debt has gotten to be even more confusing than ever, especially as people take out more money, loans …
March 1, 2015 b&b39 One Truth About Landmark Forum
Emcee, artist, and entrepreneur MeccaGodzilla joins us in the studio today to revisit our show (episode 10) on the Landmark …
March 1, 2015 B&B 38 Cost of being single vs coupled
Another Valentine’s Day has passed, which begs the question, is it less expensive to be single or in a relationship? …
Feb. 8, 2015 b&b37 Shark Tank – Real vs. Reality TV
Shark Tank is a super popular TV show where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to very wealthy investors to get them …
Feb. 2, 2015 b&b36 SOTU and Middle Class Economics
President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address was inspiring. He called for focusing on building a “middle class economics” …
Jan. 25, 2015 b&b35 Rus Garofalo of Brass Taxes
Do you want to talk to an accountant who also makes you feel like a person? Take a listen to …
Jan. 19, 2015 b&b34 Traveling Through Asia on a Budget
In December 2014, Dyalekt and I traveled through Asia for 25 days and did it for $5,700. Total. For the …
Jan. 11, 2015 b&b33 The Myth of the American Dream
In Part 2 of why we believed the $72mm lie that Mohammed Islam told NY Magazine (that he made all …
Jan. 4, 2015 b&b32 Why We Believed the $72mm Lie Pt1
Mohammed Islam was named in NY Magazine’s annual “Things We Love About New York” issue for claiming to make $72 …
Jan. 4, 2015 b&b31 Your Obamacare Questions Answered!
Do you know you have to get health insurance for 2015 but also feel completely overwhelmed? Me too. So we …
Dec. 26, 2014 b&b30 Saving More Money in the New Year
The number two New Year’s resolution people make every year (after losing weight), is to save more money. So what …
Dec. 15, 2014 b&b29 So, um, the NFL’s a Non Profit
Tis the season to give back to your favorite non profits, and what better place to give than the… wait? …
Dec. 12, 2014 b&b28 Deepti Kapur on Food Delivery
Deepti Kapur, CEO and founder of FoodToEat.com, joins us in the studio and shares some eye opening facts about the …
Dec. 4, 2014 b&b27 When More Money’s on your Mind
Does having more money make you less empathetic? Less moral? Less happy? As someone who wants to believe I am …
Nov. 27, 2014 b&b26 Is Black Friday Really Worth It?
This Friday, millions of people will line up outside of stores across the country and try to score a deal …
Nov. 18, 2014 b&b25 The Lowdown on Obamacare in 2015
Did the premiums go up or down? What happens if you don’t sign up? Can you get some help paying …
Nov. 9, 2014 b&b 24 Heather Klein: Protect Your Stuff
If the idea of talking to an insurance agent about anything scares you (even though you know you really need …
Nov. 2, 2014 b&b23 Business Center for New Americans
***SPECIAL RADIO OFFER: If you email Aaron Lackman at alackman@nybcna.org and mention Brunch & Budget on Bondfire Radio, he will …
Oct. 27, 2014 b&b22 When Your Identity is Stolen
Identity theft is the fast growing crime in the U.S. and identity thieves are staying two steps ahead of the …
Oct. 20, 2014 b&b21 Is Multi-Level Marketing for You?
You may have heard people call them pyramid schemes or scams. Or you may have been pitched by someone who …
Oct. 16, 2014 b&b20 Cerece Murphy on #doingwhatyoulove
“A blessing isn’t complete until it’s shared.” Cerece Murphy, a black, female, self-published, sci-fi author (pause for a second, take …
Oct. 5, 2014 B&B #19: The Psychology of Charitable Giving
The Ice Bucket Challenge was a charitable giving phenomenon this summer. The ALSA raised over $100 million in the last …
Sept. 29, 2014 B&B #18: LIVE Credit Counseling Session
We’ve dubbed her Kim Bravery because she not only agreed to do a credit counseling session with Thomas Nitzsche ofClearpoint …
Sept. 21, 2014 B&B #17: CPA? CFP? CPA? CF-What??
There are literally hundreds of professional financial designations and sadly, most of them are not as legitimate as they sound …
Sept. 15, 2014 B&B #16: Getting By Without a College Degree
We all know student loan debt is out of control. The average college student graduated in 2014 with $33,000 in …
Sept. 7, 2014 B&B #15: Sekou Murphy Bread for the City
This week, we jump on the phone with Sekou Murphy, Chief Financial Officer of Bread for the City, a non …
Aug. 31, 2014 B&B #14: Jo-Na Williams Business Coach
Attorney and business coach, Jo-Na Williams joins us live in the studio to talk about how artists can protect their …
Aug. 24, 2014 B&B #13: How to Dispute a Charge
In the episode, we walk through real life scenarios on how to lower your cable/internet bill, get bank fees and …
Aug. 22, 2014 b&b12 Bondfire Audio Festival: Saving is Power!
Stanford Business School recently published an article about a new study that showed people who feel powerful save more money. …
Aug. 17, 2014 B&B #11: What to do with student loans
Chances are you have them. Chances are you have 10’s of thousands of them (average student loan debt for 2014 …
Aug. 17, 2014 B&B #10: Is the Landmark Forum for You?
We’ve heard a ton of controversy about Landmark Forum – people say it’s changed their lives or they write it …
Aug. 17, 2014 B&B #9: Intro to Investing w/ Papillon
Shurnette Henry of Papillon Financial joins us in the studio to talk about how to start investing. But more importantly, …
Aug. 16, 2014 B&B #8: One Way to Buy a House
What’s the most difficult way to buy a house? How about buying a house as a short sale (the step …
Aug. 16, 2014 B&B #7: Donald Sterling & ROI
Donald Sterling, owner of the Clippers, has been banned from the NBA and is being forced to sell his team …
Aug. 16, 2014 B&B #6: Wage Slavery & Walmart
In celebration of our Independence Day, we talk about wage slavery, OR, all the reasons not to shop at Walmart. …
Aug. 16, 2014 B&B #5: Digging Deep with Caits Meissner
Special Guest Caits Meissner, amazing facilitator, poet, and educator, talks to us about how she made the leap from her …
Aug. 16, 2014 B&B #4: Credit Cards! Yaaaay!
This episode is your guide to everything you need to know about credit cards: How to check your credit score, …
Aug. 16, 2014 B&B #3: An Awesome Summer on a Budget
Don’t break your budget this summer! We’ll go over everything from summer economics (why the summer can be so costly) …
Aug. 16, 2014 B&B #2 – How to Find a Better Bank
Should you bother switching banks? You work hard for this money, of course you want the best possible bank to …
Aug. 16, 2014 B&B #1 – The Psychology of Money
This is Brunch & Budget, a podcast created to be your guide in the financial world. Your hosts, Pamela Capalad …
Aug. 15, 2014 Brunch & Budget SPECIAL: Taxes & You
In this very first Brunch & Budget show on Bondfire Radio, we talk about AirBNB income (and any side hustle …