With all of the talk about a divided nation, finger pointing about the election, and a year when so, so many things have become “political,” today we’re thrilled to bring you John Hope Bryant, who throws water on all of these arguments. His no-nonsense approach to how we ALL win together is refreshing and provocative. We’ll talk about lessons from his new book, Up From Nothing on today’s show.
Plus, big congrats to stock-based ETFs in November. Record inflows poured into these positions, which leaves Joe and OG scratching their heads. Why do investors wait until the market climbs to record highs to stuff money into funds AGAIN? We’ll counter that with yet another piece we found that proclaims the sky is about to fall. Again.
Of course, that’s not all. We’ll get some help from a listener on explaining Value Averaging (vs. Dollar-Cost Averaging), and Doug will skewer a horrible, horrible national recognition day for a group he says is undeserving. Wait until you hear his rant…
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John Hope Bryant
A big thanks to John Hope Bryant for joining us today! You can check out everything about John and his work, (including his new book!) at JohnHopeBryant.com
You can find ALL the links mentioned during the interview below:
- HOPE in Hand apps on Apple and Google Play
- 1 Million Black Businesses
- You can also call the toll-free line at 888-388-HOPE
What Mach speed is the highest ever recorded? Confused? Think airplanes! Mach 1, Mach 2… and so on. (You didn’t think I’d give you the answer, do you?)
The Letter Bag
No voicemails today! BUT, we will tear open a couple of letters that Doug’s been leaving on Mom’s table.
- Matt wrote in to tell us about a few more board games about economics and money. Check them out here: Wongamamania and Cryptocurrency.
- In our second letter, VC writes in saying we might have missed the mark on answering Tom’s question. VC says that Tom might have been asking about value averaging, so we’ll cover the pros and cons of that today.
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Did You Get The Memo On Saving Money (with John Hope Bryant)
Written by: Richie Rutter-Reese
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Please no politics. Really disappointed.
We were super excited to get him as a guest after reading his book. I think he’s right. It’s time to stop bickering over stupid political stuff. Let’s get rolling on helping us all make more money. “The American flag is green” is absolutely true. Let’s drop the partisan crap and move on. Exactly our message and we’ll promote THAT all day long – Joe.
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“Now that we’ve restored sanity . . .” – John Hope Bryant
We’re all deeply confused about which way John voted. Anyway, enjoy your show. Plenty of politics in every other form of media and it’s pretty much all one way. Prefer not to experience the same here, but it is your show. Thanks.
I don’t know that his vote matters as much as his message, does it? If someone votes opposite you does it change your feelings about them? I have plenty of friends that voted differently than me. His message has always pushed me to think differently from my moderate (Republican-ish) ways. Was PPP “racist”? Do we make more money by bringing more people with us? Is Socialism “stupid”? I love the push to bring more people along for the ride. If I can help more people toward ownership, that’s what makes sense to me. Voting in a rediculous election doesn’t determine who has good ideas about financial wellness.