Rank #1: Episode 23: The Credit King Says There's a Credit Hack For That
If you spend 3-4 hours a day scouring the internet for travel reward deals and have created a 15 credit-card spreadsheet that is detailed down to the last available dollar, then you and our guest Derek Powe have a few things in common. Did we mention he is not even 30 yet!! Sit back and pod'up because who knew credit could take you around the world first class for less than a hundred dollars...the Credit King is in the building!!! Let's go.
Dec 09 2017
Rank #2: Episode 33: Student Loan Debt: Get Smart from the Start
We've been there! Got the t-shirt. It's a right of passage for most --going off to college! The people you will meet, the experiences you won't forget and racking up tons of DEBT!! Well, on this episode we're going tell you that story doesn't have to end that way if you play it smart from the start! For all our peeps that might be stressed about the debt they are carrying right now, those just beginning the application process, or know someone who is, we're telling you to pod'up and get your Bachelor's degree in managing minimizing, managing and paying off student loan debt! Get Smart from the Start pod people!
Aug 29 2018
Rank #3: Episode 19: Credit Repair --Fact or Fake News?
You can't get approved for that loan, mortgage, apartment or that car you want. Your credit is a mess! Then you hear that commercial --fix your credit fast and easy, raise your score by 50 points in 30 days or less!! Fact or Fiction, Rip-off or Real Deal? Pod'up as TBGWGC separates the truth from the trash talk...Credit Repair --Fact or Fake News? is on deck, let's go!
Check out this article for 5 things you pay attention to before you sign up with a credit repair company.
Aug 23 2017
Rank #4: Episode 31: Budging the Budget
It's time to Budge the Budget people! The first step to taking control of your finances. You can go old school with it or use the latest software but the most important this is to get started. We brought back the Credit King, Derek Powe budgets his way through life to travel the world first class, buy homes and planning to retire nice!! The King says you've gotta know your numbers. If you don't know where you are how can you know where you're going. Whatever your financial goals may be...pod'up! We're gonna get you to Budget the Budget!
Jul 26 2018
Rank #5: Episode 3: Burying the Dead
This week on TWO BLACK GUYS WITH GOOD CREDIT we are putting one leg in the grave and talking about Burying the Dead. We all gotta go sometime and on this episode we are going to tell you everything that you need to know to get your financial house in order and your casket on order (this may not make sense now, but it will in a few). Let's go!
Apr 14 2016
Rank #6: Episode 37: Debt don't Fret
That right! We’re saying that having debt does not mean game over. Not all debt is bad especially when you learn to be strategic about digging yourself out of debt or using OPM —other people’s money to make money!! Be sure to pod’up, take notes……it’s Debt Don’t Fret!
Dec 17 2018
Rank #7: Episode 14: OWN RENT LEASE
Own Rent Lease... Say it with me - "Own Rent Lease!!!" The biggest items in your life will eventually put you at the crossroads of own, rent, or lease? Cars and homes are typically our two biggest purchases, unless your buying or leasing a jet that is. "I own my car, I don't lease..." really - why??? "Paying rent is a waste of money..." Oh yeah - why?? Things are not always what they seem, so we decided to tackle this age old conundrum. Strap Up and Pod'up - Own Rent Lease this week on Two Black Guys with Good Credit.
Nov 23 2016
Rank #8: Episode 27: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
'Who wants to be a Millioniare???' Well if you think that's you, then pod'up because TwoBlackGuyswithGoodCredit is talking to none other than Stephen Hightower of Hightowers Petroleum - who better to discuss The Secrets of Financial Success than with a serial entrepreneur that's a few oil barrels away from being a Billionaire... yes we said Billionaire!!. Stephen H is dropping gems, putting us all up on game and keeping it 100. Sit back and lock in because "greed is good" and "if momma can't see the vision, then even she has got to go!!. Oh it's going down on TBGWGC - 'Who wants to be a Millionaire???'
Apr 20 2018
Rank #9: Episode: 40: Hey Ladies...Get Your Net Worth Up and Dance! Come on!
Hey Ladies get your net worth up and dance…come on! That’s right this episode we celebrate Women’s History Month we want to encourage all women to shift their focus from income to the almighty NET WORTH. Self-made millionaire and Financial Coach, Alicia Holmes is our guest is going to breakdance, eh em, breakdown how to play and win the net worth game. Pod’up good people, it’s time to shake things up and shake a leg. If building a financially secure future for you and your family for generations to come is on your playlist, it’s time to get your net worth up and dance…come on!
Ms. Holmes worked at New York University for over 20 years and eventually held the position of Director of Financial Operations. In the course of her work, she managed more than 30 million grant/institutional dollars. Her focus for the state and university sponsored programs was the improvement of the life outcomes of young people in under-served communities. Inspired by her wish to help others, Ms. Holmes conducted numerous seminars on financial literacy and wealth building for university students, parents, and local groups.
Ms. Holmes was fortunate to have been coached early in life about the path to building wealth. The simple truth she learned at the outset was to move from the consumer mindset of spending to the investor mindset that starts with living below your means and ends with having your savings invested so that your money works for you.
Ms. Holmes now spends her time teaching women of color about building wealth and financial freedom to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families. Ms. Holmes strongly believes that the right money mindset with vital practical knowledge, and powerful intention will create financial freedom for woman and all those important to them.
What drives her to do this work is a commitment that women have power--choice, agency, and comfort--in their financial well-being. Her company, Journey to Wealth, helps women of color achieve financial freedom and live the lives of their dreams. If you want a partner in your personal journey to wealth visit her website, wealthywomanmagic.com
Mar 29 2019
Rank #10: Episode 21: So You Wanna Buy a House
From email to podcast - the people have spoken, well actually they typed, "How do you buy a house"? So we decided to breakdown the home buying process step by step and called this episode, 'So you wanna buy a house'!! To assist, we enlisted Malibu/Westside Realtor Tony Barsocchini. When our guest from the west met up with Shaun (aka Mr. East Coast Real Estate) let's just say... Podd'up, hit the volume and let's rock!!!
Oct 31 2017
Rank #11: Episode 4: Retirement at 65, Fact or Fiction?
In this week's episode, we are going to explore Retirement at 65, is it fact or fiction? What will it look like for you in 20, 30, 40 years? Do you have a plan or are you hoping social security has got your back? Get your pen and paper ready to take notes because, we are giving you the real deal on planning for retirement and a few outside-the-box suggestions that will make you say say, "These TWO BLACK GUYS are on to something!"
Apr 20 2016
Rank #12: Episode 6: The Stock Market Double Dutch --Building up the Courage to Jump in when you See your Opportunity
Today's episode we dig into the stock market because one thing is for sure...you're not alone if you've been wondering whether to jump in or not. We talk about the roller coaster ride the stock market can take you on. We help you figure out what your level of risk tolerance is and if the stock market is something for you. And, we also discuss lots of the myths, misconceptions, and the real winners and losers. Sit back, tune in, and get ready to get stocked up!
May 05 2016
Rank #13: Episode 18: Jay-Z 4:44 Decoded
Jay-z drops the 4:44 album and was popping off about credit, real estate investing, generational wealth etc... So we at T.B.G.W.G.C decided why not kick off Season 3 by Decoding (breaking down) the Jigga Man. Pod'up and listen in because while Shaun and Arlington love this album - they don't always see eye to eye on what Jay-z has to say... Round-table - Jay-z 4:44 Decoded, Let's go!
Jul 21 2017
Rank #14: Episode 7: Who's Got Next
This week on TWO BLACK GUYS WITH GOOD CREDIT, we are talking Real Estate with Brooklyn's Independent Real Estate Straight Talker, Alex Bilu. Real Estate is a worthy rough and tumble pursuit and we chop it up on why you should think about buying on the cusp. Tune in to snag some great tips and tricks on how to get into the real estate game focusing not on what's hot now, but what's going to be hot next in your neck of the woods...Let's get it!
May 13 2016
Rank #15: Episode 10: For the Love of Money
With season two right around the corner we wanted to give you a little taste of what's to come... like a preseason warm-up!!! This week on Two Black Guys with Good Credit we are all about your connection to the all mighty dollar (racks, stacks, bags...you get the gist!). Would you say you have a healthy relationship with money? Have you thought about a financial therapist, a personal vision board or maybe you just need some good old fashion budgetary discipline to get you in sync. Hang on to your wallets, pod-up and let’s go because you can’t pay your bills with hugs and kisses!
Sep 02 2016
Rank #16: Episode 22: So You Wanna Buy a House -Part 2
So you want to buy a home' pt.2. Yes, we are back to finish what we started with you in part 1 and we were able to get Malibu/Westside Realtor Tony Barsocchini back in the saddle with us as well. This is it - the home stretch, the last lap, the big finale - you found the house and we are closing the deal. Sit back, podd'up and let us help you get those keys. 'So you want to buy a home pt.2' - let's go.
Dec 02 2017
Rank #17: Episode 34: Credit or Your Life Featuring Anthony Davenport, the Author of YOUR SCORE
We’re talking credit or your life pod people! We are as serious as a heart attack. We are going in deep with best-selling author, Anthony Davenport of the critically acclaimed book, Your Score: An Insider’s Secrets to Understanding, Controlling, and Protecting Your Credit Score. We think a shoutout from Oprah counts as such!! Anthony uncovers they mysteries every consumer should know to fix their credit and gives it to you raw on how important it is to build, manage and protect your credit with your life. Pod up people —your life depends on it!
Author, Anthony Davenport
The financial crisis that hit in August 2007 changed the lives of millions of Americans. For Anthony Davenport, the stress and shock of the changes in the financial world were the forces that transformed his career--from being on the other side of the desk as a loan origination executive for a bank to becoming a financial literacy and consumer credit expert who has dedicated his life to helping clients solve some of their most difficult. He is the Founder of Regal Credit Management in New York City, with a second office in Los Angeles.
Oct 01 2018
Rank #18: Episode 35: Maximizing the Minimum
On this episode, Maximizing the Minimum, we are going to chat about how keeping it LEAN can turn into more GREEN! Millions of people are turning to the Minimalist Lifestyle after they realized the 5-bedroom house, 2 cars in the driveway and all the STUFF might not be all its cracked up to be. Ariel Kiley is one of them. On this show Kiley shares how through her journey to cutting the fat in her life she ended up with some pretty fat pockets and whole lot more happiness and peace of mind. Pod’up good people…we’re going in!
Ariel Kiley is a New York based yoga and meditation teacher, teacher trainer, published author, and IAYT certified Yoga Therapist. Ariel has been featured on Extra!TV, CNN, NY Daily News and has worked as yoga consultant for the TV show The Affair. Ariel runs a Business of Yoga course and also specializes in Somatic Experiencing® trauma resolution. Plus she's kind of obsessed with minimalism and "financial fitness". www.ArielKiley.me
Nov 02 2018
Rank #19: Episode 38: This Buds for You
Cannibis is BIG bud business! The stocks are skyrocketing and it is now the largest cash crop in the US! Shaun and Derek, (The Credit King is back in the building!), duel it out to figure out if we should get in, not get in or quite frankly, if you’re not in, where have you been?! Keeping the conversation ‘high’-level, they are going to tackle these questions and more. You may have the munchies before the end of this episode but you will have a better understanding of whether or not ‘This Bud is for You’?
Jan 30 2019
Rank #20: Episode 8: Hunt or be Hunted
Are you the hunter or the hunted? On this pod we are taking aim at the crafty practices of Predatory Lending. Shaun is pissed off and TWO BLACK GUYS WITH GOOD CREDIT is going to make sure that we keep you out of the line of predatory fire. Plug in because we are going hunting!!!
May 27 2016