Economize Me, the podcast that makes money make sense. Through conversations with economists, academics, top business execs and other fascinating guests, Economize Me explores the world of money and conveys the old and the new ideas in terms the everyday listener can understand.
Special Episode: Popular Investors
Economize Me is sponsored by eToro, a social trading platform. Now you might be asking yourself, social what? Tune in as we talk to some of the popular investors on the eToro platform to hear about their experience trading on the app.
Episode 9: Risque Business
What if we could take the rules of financial risk management and apply them to our everyday lives? This episode, we’re joined by Alison Schrager, an economist and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. She’s also the co-founder of LifeCycle Finance Partners, a risk advisory firm. In her new book, An Economist Walks Into a Brothel, Schrager presents examples from horse racing and movie production to the sex industry and surfing to ultimately make the concepts of financial risk management accessible and relevant to everyone.
Episode 8: Banking On Your Money
I can’t really remember the last time I withdrew money from an ATM. Can you? This episode, we’re talking banks. What are banks? What is money? And is cryptocurrency about to disrupt the whole institution? We’re joined by Charles Wheelan, author of Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science and Finn Brunton, author of Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency.
Episode 7: Costly Indecisions
Do you hate making decisions? Don’t worry you don’t have to decide right now. Decisions involve risk. Risk involves potential loss. And nobody likes losing. Meet the Status Quo Bias. Our guests today are Richard Shotton author of "The Choice Factory: 25 behavioural biases that influence what we buy” and Professor Barry Schwartz, author of The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less.
Episode 6: Scroll and Demand
Is social media a market force? What effect does social media have on us as consumers and on the markets as a whole? After all, we’re swiping, scrolling, liking and tweeting from the minute we wake up to the moment we go to sleep. Tune in as we talk to Emily Flippen from The Motley Fool and Nir Eyal, author of Hooked: How To Build Habit Forming Products.
Episode 5: What Makes A CEO?
What does it take to lead a company that is worth hundreds of millions, or even billions of dollars? We decided to try to find out. We’re joined this episode by Christa Quarles, ex-CEO of OpenTable; Vikas Kapoor, CEO of Mezocliq; Kevin Davis, ex-CEO of Man Financial; and Yoni Assia, CEO of etoro, to find out what the life of a CEO looks like.