Crazy Money exists to promote financial wisdom and better living through no-holds-barred conversations about the role of money in our lives. Listen as comedian and former Facebook sales VP, Paul Ollinger interviews entrepreneurs, celebrities, authors, artists, and others with a unique perspective on money, wealth and careers. He will address how they’ve gotten money right or wrong, and discuss the misconceptions and mistakes that have led them to where they are today. The tone is always honest, irreverent, and funny.
Preppy Handbook Author, Lisa Birnbach (Encore)
Lisa Birnbach is the author of over 20 books, includingThe Official Preppy Handbook, which became a cultural phenomenon in the early 1980’s. The book sold more than a million copies, has been cited as an inspiration to the founder of J. Crew and is thought to have boosted the growth of LL Bean.
Buckhead v. Atlanta
What would happen if the richest neighborhood in your town declared itself its own municipality, taking with it the tax dollars of the richest 20% of citizens? That is what might happen here in Atlanta where a well-funded group is petitioning to carve the wealthy neighborhood of Buckhead (coincidentally, where I live) away from Atlanta, into its own city. This initiative has gained traction and has a very real chance of making it to the ballot in November of 2022.
Your Brain on Money (with Daniel Crosby)
Educated at Brigham Young and Emory Universities, Dr. Daniel Crosby is a psychologist and behavioral finance expert who studies and writes about the intersection of financial markets and the human brain. A New York Times best-selling author, Daniel has published several books, including The Laws of Wealth and The Behavioral Investor, which we discuss in this episode.
From Iraq to Dancing with the Stars (with J.R. Martinez)
J.R. Martinez joined the Army to give back to the country that accepted his immigrant, single mother and earn money for college. As a 19-year-old, handsome Infantryman, he quickly deployed to Iraq. One bad day, his Humvee hit a roadside bomb, trapping J.R. inside where burning fuel literally melted the skin from his face.
J.R. calls this devastating event “a blessing.” Early in his long recovery, J.R. realized his life still had a purpose and that he could contribute to the well-being of others.
Stevie Van Zandt takes it all in
Stevie Van Zandt is best-known as guitarist and founding member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, and for playing Silvio Dante on HBO's The Sopranos and Frank Tagliano on Netflix's Lilyhammer. But as he shares in his new memoir, Unrequited Infatuations, Stevie has done so much more with his time on this earth, even if it all didn’t go exactly as he might have hoped.
Net fulfillment v. Net worth (with Bill Perkins)
Would you consider yourself a success if you died with $1 million? How about $10 million? Well, what if you died with $0.00?
In his new book, Die With Zero: Getting All you Can from Your Money and Your Life, Bill Perkins challenges you to flout conventional wisdom and spend your money not just before you’re dead, but while you’re still young enough to enjoy it.
Bhead City podcast
Paul is a consummate thought-leader, professional investigator and researcher who positions rational, germane, objective and non-inflammatory inquiries of his guests (with great intentionality) in order to reveal truth for his audience. Bravo buddy!!
Well prepared and insightful
Yes, Paul brings forward very interesting topics or and people to the table. However, his combination of insightful questions and humor really help bring out deeper and more meaningful understandings while keeping the listener engaged.
Paul is a great interviewer
He prepares for the interviews and asks cogent questions. He rarely talks over his guests. Some of his guests are a tad shady, no very shady. Such as Perkins. However, Paul has a knack of bringing out the best of his interviewees.