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Improve your money mindset with host Andy Wang, named a top influential financial advisor by INVESTOPEDIA, as we explore positive money stories with everyone from entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders, creatives, and even a former WWE wrestler to help you get inspired, shift your perspectives on money, and achieve incredible things.

Whether you want to launch a side hustle, pay down debt, or give money to charity, listen to Inspired Money because big things begin with just a little inspiration.

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Improve your money mindset with host Andy Wang, named a top influential financial advisor by INVESTOPEDIA, as we explore positive money stories with everyone from entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders, creatives, and even a former WWE wrestler to help you get inspired, shift your perspectives on money, and achieve incredible things.

Whether you want to launch a side hustle, pay down debt, or give money to charity, listen to Inspired Money because big things begin with just a little inspiration.

    How Katie Cassidy Is Selling NFT Art to Encourage Female Empowerment, Self-Love, Acceptance

    How Katie Cassidy Is Selling NFT Art to Encourage Female Empowerment, Self-Love, Acceptance

    Episode 191: Through professional and personal life changes, actor Katie Cassidy has focused on self-love and an NFT drop to encourage female empowerment.
    Guest Biography
    Katie Cassidy is best known for her work in film and television. Most recently, for her portrayal of the iconic comic book character, Laurel Lance/Black Canary, on The CW’s long-running hit series “Arrow” (2012-2020).
    Upon ending the show (November 2019) and her two short years of marriage (Jan 2020), the world shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic, giving Katie the time and space to look inward and focus on herself. Over the course of the last 12 months, Katie has spent the time learning how to love herself (ME), explore the persona she presents to her fans and audience (SHE), and get to know how the two come together to form (WE). Hence the title of her NFT drop and portrait series “ME. SHE. WE.”
    Always fascinated with technology, cryptocurrency, and newly emerging NFT’s, Katie decided to bring her idea of ME. SHE. WE. to life with a series of digital portraits, carving out a whole new genre of art with a cotton canvas, black and white paint, and the human body as her medium (shot by The Riker Brothers). Excited about this new venture, Katie is dedicated to using this new platform to encourage female empowerment, self-love, acceptance, and has pledged a portion of the proceeds to benefit The Rape Foundation, Women’s Global Empowerment Fund, and LifeWay Network.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    Going straight to work vs attending college. Video games and why they're a part of Katie's characters on set. How Katie got into Cryptocurrencies and became one of the first celebrities to drop an NFT. Show notes: http://www.inspiredmoney.fm/191
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    OpenSea - ME. SHE. WE. Instagram Twitter Facebook Mentioned in the episode:
    Arrow (TV series) 7th Heaven Supernatural The Scribbler (2014) Mortal Kombat Duke Nukem GoldenEye 007 Donkey Kong Mario Kart Call of Duty Silent Hill Radiation Island Cover Versions (2018) Women's History Month The Riker Brothers MetaMask.io The Rape Foundation Women's Global Empowerment Fund LifeWay Network Coinbase Money Tip of the Week
    Keep your eyes and ears open, even for crypto. Thanks for Listening! To share your thoughts:
    Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter or Facebook. Join us at the Inspired Money Makers groups at facebook and LinkedIn To help out the show:
    Leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser.com, or wherever you listen. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read each one. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to Jim Kimo West for the music.

    Vinovest Wants to Make Investing in Fine Wine Easy

    Vinovest Wants to Make Investing in Fine Wine Easy

    Episode 190: Vinovest Co-Founder & CEO talks about quitting college to launch venture-backed companies, his spinal cord injury, and building a platform to invest in wine.
    Guest Biography
    Anthony Zhang is only 25 but has already successfully built and sold two companies, secured funding from Mark Cuban and Mark Burnett, and received a Thiel fellowship grant. Not only that, but he has worked hard to come back from a devastating accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down. The Los Angeles Business Journal recently described him as “the epitome of a dogged entrepreneur.”
    Anthony is now the founder and CEO of his third company: Vinovest, a platform that has been described as “the Robinhood of wine investing” and is making it easier for more people to access this wealth-building asset class. Fine wine enjoys low correlation with global equities markets, and has largely outperformed the S&P 500 over the past four decades, which makes it an ideal shelter in times of volatility. However, a number of factors have made this lucrative asset class largely inaccessible to the average retail investor— high account minimums, a lack of wine expertise, concerns about fraud, and the excessive costs associated with storing and insuring wine. Vinovest is helping investors to overcome these barriers to entry, and is democratizing access to fine wine investing.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    What it was like pitching Mark Cuban and Mark Burnett as a college student. Different motivations for starting companies from food delivery to rating VCs. Why Anthony wants to bring wine investing to everyone and believes it's an alternative asset class worth considering. Show notes: http://www.inspiredmoney.fm/190
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    vinovest.co Twitter LinkedIn Mentioned in the episode:
    Vinovest Twitter Vinovest Facebook Vinovest Instagram Vinovest LinkedIn Thiel Fellowship Peter Thiel Mark Cuban at USC | Full Interview (Envoy Now pitch at 1:10:50) JoyRun ratemyinvestor.com (was KnowYourVC) Mark Cuban Mark Burnett Money Tip of the Week
    Buying a daily coffee vs buying a coffee stock. Thanks for Listening! To share your thoughts:
    Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter or Facebook. Join us at the Inspired Money Makers groups at facebook and LinkedIn To help out the show:
    Leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser.com, or wherever you listen. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read each one. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to Jim Kimo West for the music.

    How to Invest in Trends Like Billion Dollar Fund Managers

    How to Invest in Trends Like Billion Dollar Fund Managers

    Scott Bennett shares why he left a 16-year career as a financial planner to launch the Invest With Rules newsletter that helps investors find stocks that billion dollar fund managers are buying.
    Guest Biography
    Scott Bennett is the founder of INVEST with RULES. He is a family man who helps investors find stocks that billion dollar fund managers are buying.
    Scott believes that every stock that will soar in value and financially change your life has billion dollar fund managers consistently buying shares. After working for over 16 years as a financial planner at one of the largest asset management firms in the world, he discovered a new way to track over a trillion dollars of fund manager buys so you can profit and feel confident in the companies you own. This discovery changed his life forever, and he believes it can do the same for you.
    INVEST with RULES is an online research newsletter, where Scott delivers a free weekly newsletter covering interesting, up-and-coming investing ideas as well as trend analysis on stocks, bonds, and gold. He runs a premium newsletter called Inner Circle where Scott help investors identify stocks that billion dollar fund managers are buying and selling.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    Lessons from a former financial planner. Why Scott thinks following the biggest and smartest fund managers can help discover solid investment ideas. Big investors might help you identify key trends earlier. Show notes: http://www.inspiredmoney.fm/189
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    investwithrules.com Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Mentioned in the episode:
    William Danoff (ContraFund) Fidelity.com Books:
    How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times and Bad by William O'Neill Money Tip of the Week
    Start investing, even if it's just a small amount. Thanks for Listening! To share your thoughts:
    Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter or Facebook. Join us at the Inspired Money Makers groups at facebook and LinkedIn To help out the show:
    Leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser.com, or wherever you listen. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read each one. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to Jim Kimo West for the music.

    Taking on the $13 Billion Cleaning Industry with $100,000 and a Dream

    Taking on the $13 Billion Cleaning Industry with $100,000 and a Dream

    Episode 188: The Laundress Founder talks about building a brand from scratch, financing growth, and different views on money.
    Guest Biography
    Gwen Whiting embodies an entrepreneur’s spirit with a creative vision and an executive’s talent for leading and growing a global lifestyle brand. Long before sustainability became an inspiring way of life, it was Gwen’s vision in 2004 to create a premium, eco-friendly laundry and home cleaning brand – The Laundress. Without external funding, through Gwen’s tenacity and leadership, The Laundress grew via multi-channel distribution and was acquired by Unilever.
    In addition to Gwen’s leadership role, she oversees the entire visual brand experience of The Laundress from concept to creation, including product development, branding, and retail design. Gwen’s current mission is to certify The Laundress as a B-corp, committed to purpose and sustainability principles for business as a force for good, with purpose over profit.
    Prior to cofounding The Laundress, Gwen spent over a decade in fashion, retail, media, and design, including five years as a Senior Designer for Ralph Lauren Home. She holds her Bachelor of Science in Textile Science Apparel Design from Cornell University, where she remains actively involved as an alumnae and student mentorship. An active voice in thought leadership, entrepreneurship and female empowerment, Gwen is also a member of Chief & YPO Global Leadership Community. Gwen lives in New York City and Bridgehampton with her husband. She feeds her creative spirit with reading, wellness, and global adventures.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    Different types of risks -- personal, business, and investing. The never ending hamster wheel of needing money to grow a business -- a common struggle for female founders. How a collaboration with rock star customer John Mayer came together. Show notes: http://www.inspiredmoney.fm/188
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    thelaundress.com LinkedIn Instagram Mentioned in the episode:
    Timothy Everest Bespoke Tailoring Thomas Pink Jim McKelvey, Founder of Square John Mayer Montana Association of Land Trusts J. Crew Le Labo Money Tip of the Week
    Great investing is like watching a tree grow. Thanks for Listening! To share your thoughts:
    Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter or Facebook. Join us at the Inspired Money Makers groups at facebook and LinkedIn To help out the show:
    Leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser.com, or wherever you listen. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read each one. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to Jim Kimo West for the music.

    Why Marco Vangelisti Sold Everything to Focus on No-Harm Impact Investing

    Why Marco Vangelisti Sold Everything to Focus on No-Harm Impact Investing

    Episode 187: Marco Vangelisti shares why he left a successful career in finance and sold his investments to focus on no-harm impact investing.
    Guest Biography
    Marco Vangelisti, CFA is a 100% Aware and No-Harm investor with a longstanding commitment to impact and regenerative investing. He is a founding member of Slow Money and has been on the leadership team of the Slow Money Northern California Network from its inception to 2020.
    Prior to his shift in focus towards no-harm, impact, and regenerative investing, he spent 20 years in the finance industry, where he managed investment equity portfolios on behalf of large foundations and endowments and developed statistical risk models for equity and fixed income markets around the world.
    Marco was a Fulbright scholar in Mathematics and Economics at the University of California in Berkeley, earned an MBA at the Milan-based “Enrico Mattei” school in his native Italy, and a Master of Fine Arts at the intersection of public art and ecology in the U.S. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and taught portfolio management, asset allocation, and performance and risk analysis at the San Francisco CFA Institute for 12 years.
    He is dedicated to democratizing financial literacy and no-harm investing.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    Some of the problems with owning mutual funds and popular ETFs like the S&P 500. How Marco transformed his investments from traditional to aware and no-harm. Investing for good rather than for optimal returns. Show notes: http://www.inspiredmoney.fm/187
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    www.ek4t.com LinkedIn Twitter Mentioned in the episode:
    Towards Aware and No-Harm Investing Course Slow Money keynote address Sysco Corp (SYY) Ghost Fleet: Two Stories of Survival and Redemption Slow Money Occupy Wall Street Amy Pearl RSF Social Finance - Values-Aligned Investing CNote - women-led impact investment platform Community Foods Market Books:
    Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich by Robert Frank Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered by Woody Tasch Money Tip of the Week
    A tip for improving your relationship with money Thanks for Listening! To share your thoughts:
    Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter or Facebook. Join us at the Inspired Money Makers groups at facebook and LinkedIn To help out the show:
    Leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser.com, or wherever you listen. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read each one. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to Jim Kimo West for the music.

    How a Healthy Relationship with Money Opens New Opportunities

    How a Healthy Relationship with Money Opens New Opportunities

    Episode 186: "Original Money Coach" Karen McCall shares her path from having a terrible relationship with money to helping thousands of people get out of debt and build a life they love.
    Guest Biography
    Karen McCall went from dodging IRS calls to helping thousands of people get out of debt and build a life and business they love.
    Before Karen McCall became a money coaching industry expert, trainer, author, speaker and software developer, she was dodging calls from the IRS. She was scared to death and unsure of the way forward.
    Karen is the founder of the Financial Recovery Institute and the creator of the money management program MoneyGrit™. With more than 30 years of experience in the money coaching industry, Karen is a leader in the industry and many regard her as the “original money coach”. In this time, Karen has worked with hundreds of solopreneurs and small business owners to help them build lucrative, successful businesses that are not only profitable but feed their soul.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    How Karen went from feeling scared to death about money to mastering her relationships with money. What role emotion plays in money management. What Karen wants her legacy to be. Show notes: http://www.inspiredmoney.fm/186
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    www.financialrecovery.com www.moneygrit.com Facebook Instagram Mentioned in the episode:
    Possibility Thinking - Robert Harold Schuller Books:
    Financial Recovery: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Money by Karen McCall Money Tip of the Week
    A tip for improving your relationship with money Thanks for Listening! To share your thoughts:
    Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter or Facebook. Join us at the Inspired Money Makers groups at facebook and LinkedIn To help out the show:
    Leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser.com, or wherever you listen. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read each one. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Special thanks to Jim Kimo West for the music.

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87 Ratings

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A Must Listen to Show!

Andy's podcast is so engaging and he brings on some super awesome guests! I highly recommend giving this show a listen!

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Great Show

thanks for your efforts Andy.

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Authentic and Informative

I appreciate the variety of episodes, the super practical takeaways, and Andy’s sincere humility - it’s obvious that he only brings on guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in this world.

Thanks for putting out such amazing show Andy - keep up the great work!

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