Every bankruptcy has a silver lining! Part group therapy, part practical advice, part distant hysterical laugh in the wilderness, this podcast is about regaining control of your personal financial destiny.
David Alan Tepper
What would you do with $100 trillion dollars? This episode begins with a shocking proposal to radically devalue outstanding bonds. I relate a personal cautionary tale about using available credit to pay off credit card bills. We turn to a friend to discuss game theory and global trade. I ponder the surface of personal enrichment, and leave on a high note in a rhapsody of hedge funds.
State Employees Credit Union
We begin today's special on-location episode discussing economic indicators like hot air balloons and destination weddings. We go on to cover demographics, mid-century American labor-driven financial institutions, and the town square. We pick up where last week's call-in guest left off, and we wrap up with some touching memories of my old credit union.
Today’s episode is preoccupied with the topic of automobile financing and the importance of taking a “step in the right direction” in the financial evolution of the individual. We spare some time to distinguish positive and normative approaches to the science of economics, "what ought to be" versus "what is". An old friend calls in and shares his experiences of credit stress while working as a freelance cartoonist in Los Angeles, the city of angels. Luxury goods are brought into laser focus through the lens of Indian custom car culture.
Wine Company LLC
Today's episode begins with a discussion of personal debt "outside the law" by way of Rocky Balboa, the quintessential American Loan Shark Heavy. We take a long overdue look at Chapter 11, the corporate cousin of Chapter 7. We check out the impact of Yelp on the Food Beverage and Lifestyle ecosystem. A call-in guest discusses independent contract law and some alternatives.
I put on a real toga to illustrate a curious practice in the democracy of ancient Athens: Debt Slavery. A novelist friend gives his two cents on valuation of literary products and labor. We talk around bailout practices on the European continent, analyzing everything from synthetic CDOs to Angela Merkel's "Red/Yellow Button". We come full circle with a brief review of similarities between Puerto Rico and its sister country Greece.
We start this episode with a celebration of my new (used) car! We describe possible scenarios you might expect in the 180 days after discharging chapter seven personal liquidation bankruptcy. A listener calls in and inquires about "quadruple witching" (a quarterly financial brouhaha). We read emails from the public and conclude with some musings on the impact of corporate bankruptcy vis-à-vis unemployment and personal finance.