21 episodes

It’s okay to talk about money. At least it is on this show. SuChin Pak searches for answers about why money is so universally thrilling, confusing, powerful, and stressful through personal stories with people that inspire us to think big, and think together, about money— no matter how much, or how little, you have. Created by Umpqua Bank and produced in collaboration with Slate Group Studios, Open Account takes an unconventionally honest approach to talking about money, and proves that whatever financial struggles we have, we’re not alone.

Open Account with SuChin Pak Slate Group Studios/Umpqua Bank

    • Society & Culture

It’s okay to talk about money. At least it is on this show. SuChin Pak searches for answers about why money is so universally thrilling, confusing, powerful, and stressful through personal stories with people that inspire us to think big, and think together, about money— no matter how much, or how little, you have. Created by Umpqua Bank and produced in collaboration with Slate Group Studios, Open Account takes an unconventionally honest approach to talking about money, and proves that whatever financial struggles we have, we’re not alone.

    The Tradeoff: Sue Ra & Matt Bath

    The Tradeoff: Sue Ra & Matt Bath

    If you could either retire at 35 or 65, which would you choose? What if retiring at 35 meant working long hours at a burger joint for two decades, and retiring at 65 meant working twice as a long, at a job you love, as an attorney? Suddenly the decision isn’t so easy. However, for Matt Bath and Sue Ra, this isn’t a hypothetical situation – and they wouldn’t trade their choices for anything.

    • 40 min
    The Farmer’s Almanac: Jagpaul Badhesha

    The Farmer’s Almanac: Jagpaul Badhesha

    If there’s one thing Jagpaul Badhesha learned as a farmer, it’s that you don't take money for granted. While Jag wouldn’t trade his family's 1,000-acre operation – or the personal satisfaction of a hard day’s work – for the world, it comes with incredible amount of responsibility and massive financial pressure.

    • 34 min
    What To Do With The Money: Velma Davis & Kenya Davis Hayes

    What To Do With The Money: Velma Davis & Kenya Davis Hayes

    Velma Davis bought her first house when she was 26 years-old. Although it would’ve been hard to know it then, Davis – a first-generation college graduate in the throes of the Civil Rights Movement – was on her way to amassing life-changing wealth. Now she has a new challenge: helping her daughter Kenya figure out how to steward her financial legacy. 

    • 34 min
    Up From the Ashes: Bryan Clay

    Up From the Ashes: Bryan Clay

    Bryan Clay trains hard, and works hard. It's what earned him a gold medal at the Olympics, and the title of "Greatest Athlete in the World." But his training only prepared him to win – it didn't teach him to deal with failure. That’s something he had to learn on his own. With no coach. No spotlight. And no money. 

    • 33 min
    Dreamers and Dollars: Megan Jasper

    Dreamers and Dollars: Megan Jasper

    For most people, money is impossible to escape. But Megan Jasper is not ‘most people.’ She’s the CEO of SubPop Records - the iconic music label behind Nirvana and The Shins - and one of those rare people who put her dreams before dollars. And in the process, saved one of music’s most iconic record labels.    

    • 32 min
    The Family Secret

    The Family Secret

    Three siblings discuss why people sometimes hide money troubles from loved ones. The story revolves around their family business and mother—who hid their father’s gambling addiction from them for 30+ years, only to “confess” when the family was on the verge of bankruptcy. Their tale begs the question: Can you ever go too far to protect the ones you care about?

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

Carrie Strine ,

Awesome, refreshing

I loved this podcast! Awesome conversations and a very refreshing honesty about money. Please make more episodes!

HarrietOakley ,

I’d love more episodes!

I think this is a really interesting podcast. Please make more episodes.

SpikeSelby ,

New perspective on taboo subject

I’m enjoying how these conversations are taking personal financial decisions from chilly logic to thoughtful and emotional decisions. Money is such a fraught topic in America, the transparency in these podcasts is refreshing and informative.

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