Host Farnoosh Torabi is an award-winning financial strategist, TV host and bestselling author. So Money brings inspiring money strategies and stories straight from today's top business minds, authors and influencers. What was their financial journey and how do they master their money today? Hear from inspiring individuals and learn about their financial philosophies, wins, failures and habits. Plus, their secret guilty pleasures. On Fridays, tune in as Farnoosh answers your biggest questions about money, career, guests, you name it. Submit your question for Farnoosh at www.SoMoneyPodcast.com.
1212: Crypto Week: Ask Farnoosh: Should I Buy Bitcoin?
We are capping Crypto Week with guest Hilary Hendershott, CFP and Founder of Hendershott Wealth Management, in a discussion about whether or not it is wise to invest in the crypto space. Will we regret ignoring the craze in, say, 30. years? How to buy a cryptocurrency? How to invest in blockchain technology? What do you do if you want to sell your stake?
1211: Crypto Week: How Crypto Can Help Close the Wealth Gap
Our conversation picks up where we left off in the previous episode about the impact that the blockchain and cryptocurrency may have on the world, with a deeper look at what it can mean for the racial and gender wealth gaps. Our guest is Cleve Mesidor, founder of the National Policy Network of Women of Color in Blockchain. A Washington insider, she served as an Obama Presidential Appointee, a senior staffer in Congress, and in the leadership of national political campaigns. She is also the author of the book THE CLEVOLUTION, A gritty and honest memoir where she chronicles her nomadic journey that begins during the tumultuous 70s in Haiti and later migrating to NYC and then into Washington politics.
1210: Crypto Week: How Will Crypto Impact the World? What Are NFTs?
Today we will examine what adoption of crypto and the blockchain will mean for the world - the environment, business, innovation. What world will we be living in where crypto will dominate? My guest is Ollie Leech, Experienced Editor and Technical Analyst at CoinDesk, a leading media platform for cryptocurrency news and research. We also explore the world of NFTs, Non-Fungible Tokens, and what makes them valuable and useful.
1209: Crypto Week: What is Bitcoin and Why Should I Care?
I’m excited to announce that this is CRYPTO WEEK! We begin with a conversation with two highly knowledgeable guests who will provide us with the BASICS. What is the history of crypto? What is bitcoin? What is the blockchain? Why should we care?
My guests are Kiana Danial, author of Cryptocurrency Investing for Dummies and CEO of InvestDiva, an award-winning, internationally recognized personal investing and wealth management expert. And my colleague John Puterbaugh who is the editorial director for NextAdvisor, a personal finance publication in partnership with TIME. John has more than 10 years of experience leading editorial teams in personal finance, consumer advocacy, and local news. He’s written extensively about cryptocurrency for NextAdvisor.
(The ETF referenced in the episode, that Farnoosh has purchased, is BLOK (This is not an endorsement or recommendation.)
1208: Ask Farnoosh: Best Time to Ask for a Raise, Breaking Up with a Financial Advisor, 529s and More
It's a jam-packed Ask Farnoosh with numerous questions answered. Learn how to find an estate planning attorney, break up with a financial advisor, start a 529 plan, talk about money with your partner for the first time and when is the best time to ask for a raise . Farnoosh also selects her reviewer of the week to receive a free 15-minute money session.
Bonus: Is Cash Going Away? The Future of Payments
This episode is produced in partnership with FIS, advancing the way the world pays, banks and invests.
Today's episode centers around the future of payments. What is going to happen to cash and credit cards? What are the various options with which we are going to pay for goods and services going forward? Change is afoot. The pandemic accelerated a lot of the innovation within the tech space as it pertains to payments and e-commerce. Our guest is Nicole Jass, Senior Vice President of Products in the Merchant Solutions group at FIS (NYSE: FIS). FIS is a Fortune 500 company that holds leadership positions in payment processing, financial software and banking solutions.
Nicole and I discuss the future of cash and electronic payments and changes in the world of e-commerce. Plus, are malls really going away? And yes, we discuss bitcoin!
To read more about FIS and my article about the future of fintech, click here.