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Welcome to The Earn Your Leisure Podcast. Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings will be your host. Earn Your Leisure will be giving you behind the scenes financial views into the entertainment and sports industries as well as highlighting back stories of entrepreneurs. We will also be breaking down business models and examining the latest trends in finance. Earn Your Leisure is a college business class mixed with pop culture. We blend the two together for a unique and exciting look into the world of business. Let’s go!! #earnyourleisurepodcast

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Welcome to The Earn Your Leisure Podcast. Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings will be your host. Earn Your Leisure will be giving you behind the scenes financial views into the entertainment and sports industries as well as highlighting back stories of entrepreneurs. We will also be breaking down business models and examining the latest trends in finance. Earn Your Leisure is a college business class mixed with pop culture. We blend the two together for a unique and exciting look into the world of business. Let’s go!! #earnyourleisurepodcast

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EYL #299 Master Public Speaking: How to Overcome Speaking Fears and Win Pitch Competitions ft Ashaala Shanae

7/16/2024
Join us in this engaging episode of Earn Your Leisure as we sit down with Ashaala Shanae to explore essential insights and strategies for public speaking and pitching competitions. Discover why 75% of people have a severe fear of public speaking and learn how to overcome it. We delve into the three common mistakes public speakers make, share tips to help you win the $100K Nipsey Hussle Foundation Pitch Competition, and reveal exercises to improve your public speaking skills. Gain valuable public speaking hacks that will elevate your pitch game, and learn about the bad habits to avoid at pitch competitions. We also discuss why Invest Fest vendors should study the market of attendees and how to stay ahead as an entrepreneur. Finally, get crucial advice on how to overcome using bridge words in your speech, the importance of never exceeding the time limit in a pitch competition, and steps to nailing your pitch competition. Reading the room when pitching is a must—learn why in this episode! #PublicSpeaking #PitchCompetition #Entrepreneurship #AshaalaShanae #EarnYourLeisure #InvestFest #NipseyHussleFoundation #PublicSpeakingTips #EntrepreneurialStrategies #WinningPitches #OvercomingAnxiety #SpeakingHacks #ReadingTheRoom #PitchPerfect Our Sponsors: * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/EARN * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out ShipStation: https://www.shipstation.com/EARN Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:01:04:06

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Mastering Sales: How to Build Rapport and Break Down Barriers

7/15/2024
In this EYLU Sales Mastery class, Danyel King shares his insights on the essential steps in the sales process. Learn how to build rapport, break down barriers, and understand your clients to close more deals. Danyel uses real-life examples and anecdotes to illustrate the importance of connecting with clients on a personal level. For this full class and more join EYL University at www/eyluniversity.com Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction: The First Step in Sales 00:10 - Importance of Building Rapport 00:44 - Overcoming Stereotypes of Salespeople 01:17 - Breaking the Ice 01:54 - Using Compliments Effectively 03:06 - Perceptions of Salespeople 03:40 - Next Slide Transition 04:01 - Story Time: Breaking Barriers with Compliments 06:15 - Getting to Know Your Client 07:45 - Properly Qualifying Clients 08:08 - Step Three: Keep It Super Simple (KISS) Our Sponsors: * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/EARN * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out ShipStation: https://www.shipstation.com/EARN Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:35

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Cliff Notes: Revolutionizing Business with AI: What Van Jones is Bringing to Invest Fest

7/14/2024
Welcome to another exciting episode of Market Mondays! In today's video, our hosts, Rashad Bilal, Troy Millings, and Ian Dunlap, have a fascinating conversation with the incredible Van Jones. Van shares his ambitious plans for InvestFest and his nonprofit organization - Dream Machine Innovation Lab - that aims to empower the Black community through artificial intelligence (AI). Van Jones passionately emphasizes the transformative potential of AI, encouraging everyone, especially underrepresented communities, to embrace this technology as a "jetpack" for their businesses rather than fearing it as a "hand grenade." He draws parallels between today's AI revolution and the cultural revolution led by hip hop, urging the community to harness this new technology creatively and disruptively. Van discusses his innovative program, the Dream Machine AI Academy, which he launched with Will.i.am under the campaign "Make Wakanda Real." This program aims to make advanced AI tools accessible and understandable for everyone, irrespective of age or experience. Van highlights how AI can democratize opportunities across various fields, from making films and business plans to creating music and generating discretionary income. During the weekend of Juneteenth, the Dream Machine AI Academy held its first-ever session in Atlanta, attracting around 500 participants across a wide age range. Supported by giants like Microsoft and Amazon, the academy provided a crash course on AI tools, leaving attendees hopeful and excited about the future. Troy Millings queries about the feedback and reception from the initial class, to which Van responds positively, noting the participants' newfound optimism amid a challenging political and economic landscape. Ian Dunlap brings up the high costs associated with large language models and inquires about niche models that might benefit the community. Van underscores the importance of just starting with the available tools, emphasizing how AI can significantly streamline tasks, enhance productivity, and save costs, thereby preventing businesses from falling behind. He also touches on the considerable, yet untapped, power the Black community holds in various spheres – political, cultural, and spiritual. Van advocates for leveraging these aspects collectively to demand access to computing resources from tech giants, ensuring that African American institutions and businesses can stay competitive in the AI-driven future. Van’s enthusiasm is palpable as he anticipates bringing this revolutionary program to InvestFest, an event dedicated to fostering financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and innovation within the Black community. Join us in this enlightening conversation as we explore how AI can be a catalyst for change and uplift the community. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe to stay updated on all things Market Mondays! #MarketMondays #InvestFest #VanJones #ArtificialIntelligence #AI #DreamMachineAI #Innovation #Entrepreneurship #BlackBusiness #FinancialLiteracy #WillIAm #MakeWakandaReal #TechForGood #BusinessGrowth #AIRevolution #CommunityEmpowerment #Microsoft #Amazon #CultureRevolution #HipHopTech #Juneteenth #BlackExcellence --- Tune in and learn how you can be at the forefront of the AI revolution, ensuring you’re not just keeping up, but leading the charge. See you at InvestFest! Our Sponsors: * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/EARN * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out ShipStation: https://www.shipstation.com/EARN Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:08:43

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S&P 500's Stellar Performance in 2023 – Insider Tips on Investing!

7/13/2024
Welcome back to another thrilling clip of Market Mondays! In today's video titled "S&P 500's Stellar Performance in 2023 – Insider Tips on Investing!," our hosts Rashad Bilal, Troy Millings, and Ian Dunlap dive deep into the robust performance of the S&P 500 in the first half of 2023. The S&P 500 has returned a remarkable 15% with an unusually smooth ride, prompting us to explore its future trajectory and the best investment strategies moving forward. *Segment Breakdown:* 00:00 - *Introduction* Rashad kickstarts the discussion by highlighting the key figures - a 15% return by the S&P 500 in the first half of 2023. For those who feel they may have missed out, Ian Dunlap emphasizes the importance of holding long-term and investments in ETFs and indexes. 00:48 - *Market Predictions* Ian shares his optimistic outlook, suggesting that the market should end the year at least 21% up. Despite some analysts predicting a 30% drop, Ian doesn't see that happening. He stresses that the biggest takeaway is to hold ETFs and indexes for the long term, referencing historical data to back his point. 01:27 - *Historical Insights* Troy chimes in with some fascinating statistical insights from the past 40 years. He points out that when the S&P has a double-digit gain in the first half, it usually goes higher, underscoring the significance of tech stocks' contribution to these gains. 02:32 - *Technology and AI Influence* We delve into how tech giants like Nvidia, Microsoft, Alphabet, and Amazon have collectively contributed significantly to the S&P 500's gains. With a strong rebound from the tech sector following 2022, Troy explains how Nvidia and the AI revolution have been pivotal in the first half of 2023. 03:54 - *Investment Strategies and Recommendations* Rashad provides the closing thoughts, emphasizing that it's always a good time to invest in the S&P 500. He discusses the importance of index funds as a safe and intelligent investment strategy, aligning with the advice of renowned investors like Warren Buffett. Rashad stresses the simplicity and effectiveness of consistent, monthly investments into index funds for long-term gains. This episode is packed with invaluable insights for both seasoned investors and newcomers! Join us as we unravel the secrets behind the S&P 500's current performance and equip you with the knowledge to make informed investment decisions. *Don't miss out - hit the play button now!* *Hashtags:* #MarketMondays #SP500 #Investing #TechStocks #AIRevolution #Nvidia #Microsoft #Alphabet #Amazon #IndexFunds #ETFs #LongTermInvesting #WarrenBuffett #InvestmentStrategies #StockMarket #Finance #Economy #2023Investments #FinancialLiteracy #MarketTrends #TechSector #AIGrowth #InvestmentAdvice #FinancialTips #WealthBuilding #StockGains Join the conversation and share your thoughts in the comments below. We love hearing from our community! *Disclaimer:* The opinions expressed in this video are for informational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice. Always consult with a financial advisor before making any investment decisions. Our Sponsors: * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/EARN * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out ShipStation: https://www.shipstation.com/EARN Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:04:49

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Study Hall: AI, Biotech, and Quantum Computing: The Next Technological Revolution with Van Jones

7/12/2024
Welcome to another insightful episode of Market Mondays! In this special edition, we dive deep into the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its multifaceted impact on business, politics, and society. Hosted by Troy Millings, Rashad Bilal, and Ian Dunlap, this episode features the esteemed Van Jones, sharing his perspectives on the AI revolution and its potential to either elevate or undermine communities, particularly in the context of economic opportunities. *Key Topics Discussed:* - *Understanding AI and Its Implications:* Van Jones emphasizes the importance of AI beyond personal and business use, focusing on the broader opportunities it presents. He brings attention to the layers and levels within AI that hold significant potential for investment and innovation. - *Intersection of Politics and AI:* Jones sheds light on the current political climate regarding AI development and regulation. He discusses the tension between promoting innovation and protecting society from potential AI-related risks, including the global AI race with China. - *Future Technological Revolutions:* Beyond AI, Jones mentions the upcoming biotech and quantum computing revolutions. These technologies promise to transform industries, from healthcare to cybersecurity, creating new opportunities and challenges. - *Economic Empowerment and AI:* The conversation highlights the urgent need for communities, especially black communities, to be informed and actively engaged in the AI economy. Jones stresses that there's immense potential for financial upliftment if communities invest wisely in AI technologies. - *InvestFest 2023:* Both Van Jones and will.i.am will be at InvestFest 2023, underlining the festival's importance as a hub for learning and networking about AI and other transformative technologies. This festival represents a unique opportunity for anyone serious about leveraging AI for personal, business, and community growth. *Notable Quotes:* - "There are gonna be people who are broke right now who are going to be rich tomorrow because of AI." - Van Jones - "This AI boom is probably going to be 100 or 200 times bigger than the dot-com boom of 99, 2000." - Ian Dunlap - "If you don't come to InvestFest, something's wrong with you. You're not serious." - Van Jones Join us for this episode of Market Mondays as we explore the vast and evolving landscape of AI with expert insights that can empower you to navigate and capitalize on these technological advancements. Whether you're a tech enthusiast, investor, or simply curious about the future, this episode is packed with valuable information you won’t want to miss. *Hashtags:* #MarketMondays #Investing #AI #ArtificialIntelligence #TechRevolution #VanJones #InvestFest #QuantumComputing #Biotech #FinancialEducation #BusinessGrowth #Innovation #EconomicEmpowerment #TechIndustry #FutureOfWork #BlackExcellence #CommunityDevelopment #TechTalk #AIInvestment #Startups #TechPolicy --- Tune in, get informed, and stay ahead with Market Mondays. Don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe for more episodes where we break down the biggest trends and opportunities in the market! Our Sponsors: * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/EARN * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out ShipStation: https://www.shipstation.com/EARN Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:10:32

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Nike's Future in Jeopardy?

7/11/2024
In this episode of Market Mondays, hosts Troy Millings, Rashad Bilal, and Ian Dunlap dive deep into Nike's recent struggles and future prospects. Following the news that Nike's stock fell after projecting a larger-than-expected sales decline for 2025, the hosts share their sharp insights on what this means for investors and sneaker enthusiasts alike. Ian Dunlap kicks off the discussion, expressing his skepticism about investing in Nike at this time. He emphasizes the need for Nike to stop re-releasing the same Jordans and Dunks, noting that consumers are growing tired of the lack of innovation. Ian also highlights how competitors like Crocs and Lululemon are gaining ground and suggests that Nike's failure to retain top creatives such as Kanye, Don C, and Kyrie could be detrimental. He argues that unless Nike can secure creative powerhouses and innovate substantially, it will struggle to maintain its competitive edge. Troy Millings agrees, pointing out that as an avid sneakerhead, he isn't currently investing in Nike for several reasons. He underscores the lack of innovation in their product lines and remembers the golden era of the mid-nineties when Nike introduced groundbreaking technologies like Zoom and Air. But those days seem like a distant memory now as the brand fails to introduce anything revolutionary. He notes that the collaboration strategy, while initially successful, has become a crutch rather than a stepping stone for innovation. As they dig deeper, the hosts discuss the broader sports and athleisure market, showing that Nike's struggles are part of a larger industry trend. They mention how competitors like Adidas and Under Armour are also experiencing declines, making it evident that the sector as a whole is under pressure. The conversation gets bleaker when Troy reveals that Nike reported its worst stock day on record and is already forecasting year-over-year declines through 2025. Moreover, the hosts point out several social and cultural missteps by Nike, including their handling of athletes like Colin Kaepernick and Kobe Bryant. The discussion touches on how Nike's current roster of athletes like Zion Williamson and Jason Tatum hasn't managed to capture the public’s imagination in the same way as the Jordans and Kobes of the past. The hosts suggest that without a new face to lead the brand or major innovation, Nike's ability to appeal to the next generation of consumers remains uncertain. The episode wraps up with a powerful observation by Ian Dunlap regarding the corporate culture at Nike. He questions whether the current executive leadership genuinely understands or uses the products they are trying to sell to the culture, making a compelling argument that this disconnect is part of the brand's current woes. Market Mondays MM Medium #6 isn't just about Nike's recent market performance—it's a comprehensive analysis of the brand's position in the market, its prospects for recovery, and where it stands in the eyes of both consumers and investors. Tune in to hear the detailed insights and recommendations from experts who know this industry inside and out. #MarketMondays #Nike #StockMarket #Investing #SneakerCulture #Athleisure #Finance #BusinessInsights #Innovation #NikeStock #Adidas #Lululemon #UnderArmour #IanDunlap #TroyMillings #RashadBilal Our Sponsors: * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/EARN * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out ShipStation: https://www.shipstation.com/EARN Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:28

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Celebrity Influence and Black-Owned Luxury Brands

7/10/2024
Welcome back to another exciting episode of EYL! In this episode, your hosts Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings sit down with the inspiring Donae Burston, the brilliant mind behind one of the fastest-growing rosé brands. Ever wondered about the complicated dynamics of celebrity-owned brands in the spirits industry? Or the challenges and triumphs of running a black-owned business in a traditionally white-dominated sector? This episode offers a deep dive into these topics and much more. Starting off with a thought-provoking discussion, Rashad questions whether celebrity brands hold less credibility in the spirit world. Donae offers his candid perspective, explaining how the "cookie cutter approach" of slapping a celebrity name on a product isn’t always a guaranteed formula for success. The conversation then steers towards the racial undertones in the branding of luxury goods. Certain challenges arise when a black entrepreneur puts his name and face on a product. Donae reveals how his PR team convinced him that being visible as a black owner was crucial, despite the risk of the brand being pigeonholed. Donae, who aims to make his rosé brand the number one in the world, rather than just the top black-owned rosé, dives into the nitty-gritty of what it takes to build a luxury brand. He underlines the importance of making sure the product feels and looks luxurious, comparable to the best in the industry. This desire extends beyond rosé to white and red wines, showing his broader vision for brand expansion. Another compelling segment revolves around team-building and operational strategy. Donae shares that his team consists of only four internal members, highlighting a lean, outsourced approach to manage cash flow effectively while bringing in top-tier talent on a project basis. He describes frequent collaborations through group chats for tasks ranging from label design to Instagram captions, ensuring every detail reflects the brand's luxurious ethos. Ever wondered how much time an entrepreneur like Donae dedicates to his venture? He confesses that the rosé business consumes most of his day, emphasizing the importance of focus when you're at a critical juncture in your business journey. Additionally, he reveals that now his biggest competitors are the companies he once worked for, illustrating a full-circle moment in his career. Donae also touches upon the occasional negative feedback from former colleagues and competitors, particularly about the role Jay-Z played in his previous work. Yet, this doesn’t deter him; rather, it fuels his ambition to outshine them with a younger, cooler, and high-quality rosé. This episode is packed with wisdom on navigating the complexities of branding, especially when racial and celebrity elements come into play. Donae's journey is a testament to resilience and a clear vision, attributes that are essential for any budding entrepreneur. Don't miss this enlightening conversation that balances business acumen with social insight. Make sure to like, comment, and subscribe to our channel for more inspiring stories and valuable lessons from industry leaders. #EYLMedium #Rosé #LuxuryBrand #BlackOwnedBusiness #Entrepreneurship #CelebrityBrand #WineIndustry #BusinessStories #Inspiration #Competition #TeamBuilding #BrandStrategy #DonaeBurston #SuccessStories #Podcast #Interview #JayZ #AceOfSpades #WineLover Tune in now and elevate your business knowledge with EYL! Our Sponsors: * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/EARN * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out ShipStation: https://www.shipstation.com/EARN Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:06:52

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$100M Food Empire: Mario Carbone Breaks Down Restaurant Business, Marketing, & Running 30 Eateries

7/9/2024
In this exclusive interview with Mario Carbone for Earn Your Leisure, we dive deep into the secrets behind the success of Carbone NYC and Miami, ranked as the #1 and #2 hardest dinner reservations to get. Mario Carbone shares insights on creating a successful restaurant, the biggest mistakes restaurants make, and how not excelling in high school helped him become a great chef. Discover how Mario met his business partner on the first day of culinary school, used his family's life savings to open Carbone, and the challenges he faced with his first restaurant. Learn about his data collection methods, the impact of local journalists, and why Carbone doesn't have a strict dress code. Mario also discusses the Carbone Beach deal with American Express and the benefits of mergers and acquisitions in the restaurant business. Don't miss out on Mario Carbone's expert advice and inspiring journey in the culinary world! #EarnYourLeisure #MarioCarbone #CarboneNYC #CarboneMiami #RestaurantSuccess #CulinaryJourney #Entrepreneurship #DiningExperience #RestaurantIndustry #BusinessGrowth #DataCollection #LocalJournalism #AmericanExpress #MergersAndAcquisitions Our Sponsors: * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/EARN * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out ShipStation: https://www.shipstation.com/EARN Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:53:07

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Is It Time for Biden to Step Down?

7/8/2024
Welcome back to another insightful episode of Market Mondays! In this edition, Troy Millings, Rashad Bilal, and Ian Dunlap, delve into the recent presidential debate and its implications on both political and financial landscapes. The episode kicks off with a provocative question: *Who was the biggest winner in last week's presidential debate?* Our hosts don't hold back as they dissect the performances of key political figures, including President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. They explore whether it's time for President Biden to step down, citing his perceived lackluster performance and dwindling public support. Ian Dunlap provides a scathing critique, suggesting that international leaders might view Biden’s potential continuation in office as an easy win. He also mentions that despite some misinformation from Trump's side, his performance was solid, leaving many to wonder if the Democratic Party needs a leadership overhaul. Troy Millings shares his disappointment with Biden's debate showing, pointing to his inconsistent and sometimes incoherent responses. Troy expresses grave concerns about the Democratic Party's strategy and the significant time left until the November elections, suggesting that another poor debate could further jeopardize their position. Rashad Bilal echoes these sentiments, highlighting the Democratic Party's failure to listen to their base sooner. He articulates the growing discontent within the Black community and other demographic groups, pointing out that Biden's declining support is a result of unmet needs and unaddressed concerns. Our hosts also touch on the potential alternatives for Democratic leadership, with names like Gavin Newsom and Kamala Harris coming up, but none seem to generate much confidence. The discussion transforms into a broader look at the political landscape, with warnings to the Democrats about ignoring the voices of the people for too long. Moreover, the conversation doesn't shy away from addressing criticisms aimed at influential media platforms, including "Market Mondays." Rashad defends the channel against accusations of spreading misinformation, emphasizing their commitment to empowering liberal voices and facilitating honest discussions. This episode is packed with critical analysis, hard truths, and a call to action for political engagement. It's more evident than ever that the intersection of politics and economics is pivotal for the future, and "Market Mondays" is at the forefront of this dialogue. Don’t miss this episode full of insights and fiery debates. Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe to stay informed on how current events shape the market and your investments. *Join the conversation and let us know your thoughts on this week's topics:* - Should President Biden step down? - Who won the presidential debate? - What are the implications for the financial markets? *Subscribe* to our newsletter for exclusive insights and market analysis straight to your inbox! *Hashtags:* #MarketMondays #PresidentialDebate #Biden #Trump #Politics #Economy #Investing #Finance #LeadershipCrisis #PoliticalAnalysis #EYL Tune in, stay informed, and keep your financial game strong with Market Mondays! Our Sponsors: * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/EARN * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out ShipStation: https://www.shipstation.com/EARN Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:21:29

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Cliff Notes: MONETIZING YOUR AUDIENCE

7/7/2024
Cam Kirk shares his unique approach to expanding his photography career using a music artist's formula. Learn how Cam leveraged his following to create Camp Kirk Studios, a physical space serving the Atlanta community, and his plans for global expansion. Learn how he monetizes his brand beyond just fan support, turning it into a multi-faceted empire. Cam discusses the importance of creating opportunities for the next generation, drawing parallels with music artists and their potential for additional revenue streams through personal studios. Cam also delves into the creation of Collective Gallery, his innovative photography label that financially supports and promotes upcoming photographers. Through a combination of marketing, investment, and mentorship, Collective Gallery aims to elevate photographers to new heights, similar to how record labels nurture musical talent. 00:00 - Introduction 00:18 - Turning a following into an empire 00:38 - Creating Camp Kirk Studios 01:16 - Monetizing your brand and studio 01:56 - Launching Collective Gallery 02:36 - Signing and investing in photographers 03:34 - Expanding opportunities for photographers 04:06 - Marketing and legal support for artists Our Sponsors: * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/EARN * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out ShipStation: https://www.shipstation.com/EARN Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:05:42

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Social Security and Medicare Crisis: What It Means for Your Financial Future

7/6/2024
Welcome back to another clip of Market Mondays. In this clip, we address a topic that has significant implications for millions of Americans— the potential insolvency of Social Security and Medicare. Bloomberg projects that Social Security will run out of money to pay full benefits by 2033 and Medicare by 2036. So, what does this mean for you, and what can we do about it? Let's dive in. *Key Discussion Points:* *1. The Reality of Social Security and Medicare:* Ian Dunlap kicks off the conversation by shedding light on the dwindling funds. According to him, we've already been witnessing signs of this impending crisis, such as the financial troubles in Chicago. Troy Millings adds how our generation, born in the '80s, has always been warned of this, and now we see those predictions coming to fruition. *2. Self-Reliance in Financial Planning:* Ian emphasizes the importance of taking control of your own financial future due to the uncertainly surrounding these government programs. From investing in stocks to opening brokerage accounts, he stresses on diversifying income sources and savings. *3. Political Dimensions:* Rashad Bilal gives us a deeper understanding of the political intricacies that influence Social Security and Medicare. It’s not just about the money; it's about how Congress allocates the budget. Rashad points out that while Democrats might propose raising taxes to cover these costs, Republicans might argue to reduce spending. The real solution likely lies somewhere in the middle. *4. Impact on Healthcare:* Troy highlights another alarming issue: the skyrocketing costs of healthcare in America. Without Medicare, healthcare becomes even more exorbitant, making it all the more important to have substantial savings or alternative health coverage options. *5. Savings and Investments:* Rashad talks about the importance of liquid savings and investments to weather financial storms. The goal should be to have at least six months of savings, but having a year’s worth of liquid assets can provide more security. *6. Broader Economic Impacts:* Ian brings attention to the growing disparity between the rich and poor and the possibility of a "poor person’s recession," where the most vulnerable will bear the brunt of the economic downturn. He stresses the importance of financial preparedness not just for individuals but for the larger economic system. *Conclusion:* Our discussion underscores the urgency of financial self-reliance and political awareness. If Social Security and Medicare are on a rocky path, it’s more important than ever to take control of your financial destiny. Whether through diversified investments, liquid savings, or active political participation, the time to act is now. Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe for more insights into financial markets, economic policies, and investment strategies. Click the notification bell so you never miss an update from Market Mondays. #MarketMondays #SocialSecurity #Medicare #FinancialPlanning #Investing #EconomicPolicy #HealthcareCosts #PoliticalAwareness #Savings #Stocks #BrokerageAccounts Our Sponsors: * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/EARN * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out ShipStation: https://www.shipstation.com/EARN Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:09:13

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Study Hall: National Debt Reaches New Highs

7/5/2024
Welcome to Market Mondays, the hub where the latest economic issues meet insightful discussions. In this riveting clip, hosts Ian Dunlap, Troy Millings, and Rashad Bilal delve into some pressing matters concerning the U.S. economy that impact us all. *Key Topics Covered:* 1. *U.S. National Debt:* - The national debt is fast approaching a staggering $35 trillion. Ian Dunlap discusses the alarming pace at which it's growing, jumping from $34 trillion in just under a year. The debt to GDP ratio is now at an unprecedented 122%, a far cry from less than two decades ago. 2. *Citizens' Responsibility:* - What can citizens do about the national debt? The notion of voting is brought up, but Ian questions its effectiveness given the current political landscape. 3. *Social Security and Medicare:* - Bloomberg projects that Social Security will run out of money by 2033, and Medicare by 2036. Ian and Troy offer sobering insights into what this could mean for future retirees. Rashad emphasizes the importance of being politically aware, as these programs are directly influenced by Congressional decisions. 4. *Future of Pensions and 401Ks:* - Ian touches on the decline of traditional pensions and even foresees potential issues with 401Ks in the coming decade. The discussion underscores the necessity for individual financial planning and investing. 5. *Global Economic Shifts:* - There’s an impending shift in global economic power with China and India predicted to surpass the U.S. in GDP by 2030 and 2040, respectively. 6. *Military and Overseas Spending:* - Rashad discusses the need for the U.S. to reconsider its military and overseas spending, both of which are major contributions to the national debt. 7. *Importance of Savings and Liquidity:* - The conversation shifts towards practical financial advice. Rashad advises maintaining at least six months' worth of savings and, ideally, up to a year. This liquidity is crucial for financial stability in unpredictable times. *Special Offers:* - *Exclusive Merch Discount:* Don’t miss out on our exclusive offer—get 40% off all EYO merch by entering promo code SUMMER40 on our website before midnight! This clip of Market Mondays provides a critical overview of the financial challenges facing the U.S. while offering practical advice for individuals to safeguard their financial future. From voting to investing, it’s about taking action and being prepared for whatever lies ahead. *Make sure to like, subscribe, and turn on notifications so you never miss an update!* #MarketMondays #USNationalDebt #SocialSecurity #Medicare #FinancialPlanning #Investing #EconomicTrends #IanDunlap #TroyMillings #RashadBilal For more exclusive content and discussions, join our community. Your financial literacy journey starts here! Our Sponsors: * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/EARN * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out ShipStation: https://www.shipstation.com/EARN Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:13:02

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Understanding Copyrights in Photography & Videography

7/4/2024
In this insightful clip of EYL, we sit down with the talented photographer and videographer Cam Kirk to delve deep into the intricacies of copyrights in the creative industry. Whether you're a budding photographer, a seasoned creator, or simply curious about how copyright laws impact artistic works, this conversation is for you! Cam Kirk kicks off the discussion by emphasizing the importance of understanding the term "work for hire." He sheds light on how crucial it is for photographers and videographers to recognize that signing a contract with this term means they relinquish ownership of their work. This essentially allows the employer to use the image or video in any way they see fit, from merchandise to global advertisements, without needing further permission. He further explains the differences between what's known as "above the line" and "below the line" usage rights. Above the line refers to higher-tier uses like billboards or products, while below the line encompasses social media platforms and other digital realms. Knowing these distinctions can significantly impact how creators approach their contracts and negotiations. The hosts bring up historical legal battles, such as the infamous case involving Nike and the photographer behind the iconic Jumpman logo featuring Michael Jordan. This long-standing legal tussle highlights the complexities around intellectual property and the long-term implications for both the photographers and the brands that utilize their work. Cam also touches upon real-life scenarios, discussing how photographers and videographers can navigate their rights when their work is used in high-grossing mediums like album covers or merchandise. He offers a unique perspective by sharing case studies, such as the successful lawsuit against Urban Outfitters for using Tupac's image without proper rights, and the contentious debates between Jay-Z and Jonathan Mannion over the commercial use of Jay-Z's photos. Moreover, Cam elaborates on the often-overlooked technical aspects, like setting copyright information directly within your camera's settings. This small but powerful step can help solidify an artist's claim over their work and prevent future legal disputes. Wrapping up, the discussion transitions to the realm of videography and content creation. Rashad Bilal inquires about the ownership of videos, especially in contexts like podcasts or music videos. Cam clarifies that, much like photography, the individual who presses the record button and handles the equipment holds the initial ownership unless explicitly transferred through a written contract. This episode is a must-watch for anyone in the creative industry looking to protect their work and understand the legal landscape surrounding content creation. Tune in to gain valuable insights from Cam Kirk and learn how to navigate the often murky waters of intellectual property rights. #IntellectualProperty #CamKirk #PhotographyRights #Videography #ContentCreation #CopyrightLaws #EYLMedium #CreativeIndustry #LegalInsights #PhotographyBusiness #VideoProduction #ContentCreators #ArtistsRights #PhotographyTips #VideographyTips #EYL #EarnYourLeisure --- Watch this clip and equip yourself with the knowledge to safeguard your creative endeavors. Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe to EYL for more educational content. Leave your thoughts and questions in the comments below! Disclaimer: This video is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Always consult with a qualified attorney for specific legal concerns. Our Sponsors: * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/EARN * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out ShipStation: https://www.shipstation.com/EARN Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

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The Steve Harvey Invest Fest Raffle

7/3/2024
Welcome back to another thrilling clip of Market Mondays! We have some monumental news for you this week, especially for those eagerly waiting for Invest Fest. This year, we’re pulling out all the stops with an extraordinary raffle courtesy of none other than Steve Harvey! If you didn't get your tickets yet, this is the moment to act. From July 1st to July 7th, anyone who purchases a general admission ticket will automatically be entered into the Steve Harvey Invest Fest Raffle. Here’s what you stand to win: - $1,000 in cash! - An exclusive meet and greet with Earn Your Leisure and Steve Harvey! - An all-expense-paid trip to Invest Fest, including a flight and hotel. - A VIP ticket upgrade. - Tickets to the Family Feud or Judge Steve Harvey show. - A one-year membership to EYL University and Red Panda. - Access to our specialized real estate and business creation courses, including the Home Buying Blueprint and the course we developed with Ms. Business. For those who have already secured their general admission tickets, worry not—you are eligible for the raffle, too! Join us live on Market Mondays next week, where we’ll be announcing the five lucky winners. No gimmicks, no games—just an incredibly generous initiative from Steve Harvey to make your Invest Fest experience unforgettable. And this isn’t just about the prizes. The opportunity to meet Steve Harvey and the Earn Your Leisure team can be life-changing. Networking with such influential figures in an intimate setting is invaluable and can serve as a springboard for your financial and entrepreneurial aspirations. These are the types of experiences that make Invest Fest unparalleled—offering not just education and inspiration but direct access to the people you admire. Last week, we announced 50 Cent as a special guest, and before that, we introduced the Nipsey Hustle Business Grant. Each week brings something new and exciting to the table, making Invest Fest 2023 an event you really don’t want to miss. Prices will go up soon, so don't play the waiting game. Get your tickets now and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to be part of the Steve Harvey Invest Fest raffle. This raffle is just one of the many ways we're striving to add value and make Invest Fest a memorable experience for all attendees. In addition to the high-tier speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities, these weekly announcements keep the momentum going and excitement building. Be sure to catch our next episode of Market Mondays for the raffle draw and more exciting announcements. Stay tuned, stay invested, and get ready for an unforgettable time at Invest Fest. Get your tickets now and secure your chance to win big! 🎟️🎉 #MarketMondays #InvestFest2023 #SteveHarvey #Raffle #EarnYourLeisure #FinancialFreedom #Entrepreneurship #Investing #Networking #VIPExperience #FamilyFeud #JudgeSteveHarvey #EYOUniversity #RealEstate #BusinessCourses #SpecialAnnouncement Our Sponsors: * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/EARN * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out ShipStation: https://www.shipstation.com/EARN Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

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The Longest Bull Market Run Since the Financial Crisis

7/3/2024
Welcome to Market Mondays, your go-to channel for insightful discussions on stock market trends and personal finance! In this episode, hosts Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings dive deep into the longest stretch without a 2% sell-off the stock market has seen since the financial crisis. With an impressive 377 days of the S&P 500 avoiding a 2.05% decline, what does this mean for investors and the broader market? We witness the hosts dissect the recent market movements and the performance of key indexes, including the Nasdaq and S&P 500. Discover why the public equity markets are touted by the wealthiest people as a surefire way to grow your capital. With giants like Vanguard and BlackRock backing ETFs and stocks, is the market truly rigged to go up? Rashad and Troy shed light on the "Magnificent Seven" stocks, carefully selected to outperform in the next five to six years, and why following their performance might just be the key to financial success. Get valuable insights into market corrections, pullbacks, and the critical levels to watch, such as the 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Understand why even apparent setbacks in the market can be golden opportunities for strategic investors. "Investing is not that damn hard," says Rashad Bilal, as he emphasizes the importance of holding onto investments for the long term, to weather any financial storm and leverage market growth. Whether it's discussing the potential impacts of political changes, global conflicts, or sudden media wars, our hosts reassure that the market's upward trajectory is resilient. Learn why keeping your money in the market for extended periods can not only help you avoid financial hardships but also close the wealth gap. For regular stock market enthusiasts or those just starting their investment journey, this episode is packed with actionable advice and wisdom. Rashad and Troy also mention a must-watch interview with BlackRock, offering deeper insights into one of the world's most influential financial entities. Stay tuned and join the discussion on the foreseeable trends in the S&P 500 and how understanding these movements can empower your investment choices. Market Mondays is here to empower you with the knowledge you need to thrive in the ever-evolving world of stocks. Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and hit the notification bell to stay updated with our latest episodes. Share your thoughts in the comments below, and let us know your take on the current market trends. #MarketMondays #StockMarket #Investing #FinancialFreedom #BullMarket #S&P500 #InvestmentTips #BlackRock #Vanguard #ETFs #MarketTrends #FinancialEducation #WealthBuilding #LongTermInvesting Join us on Market Mondays as we navigate the highs and lows of the financial world, and help you on your journey to financial freedom! Our Sponsors: * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/EARN * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out ShipStation: https://www.shipstation.com/EARN Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:05:01

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EYL 297: Inside the $300 Billion Wine Industry: How Donae Burston Launched a Black-Owned Wine Company

7/2/2024
In this episode of Earn Your Leisure, we delve into the world of wine and entrepreneurship with Donae Burston, the visionary behind La Fête Wine Co. We explore how 98% of Moët Rosé drinkers are Black and how Donae launched the first and only champagne bar at the Miami Heat's American Airlines Arena. Discover the secrets behind La Fête Wine Co.'s rapid growth to 1,000 stores and why starting a wine business costs around $1.5 to $2 million. Donae shares his journey as the founder of the fastest-growing imported Rosé in the country and discusses the challenges of being a luxury Black-owned brand. We uncover La Fête Wine Co.'s winemaking process, the hidden costs of the wine industry, and how Donae helped put Ace of Spades on the map. Learn about the first steps to starting a successful wine company, the power of influencer marketing, and why the U.S. wine industry still has a long way to go. Donae offers advice for aspiring wine entrepreneurs and reveals the biggest mistake business owners make—holding onto their businesses too long. We also touch on the broken three-tier system for alcohol distribution, the qualities that define high-class wine, and the financial struggles Donae faced to bring La Fête Wine Co. to life. #EarnYourLeisure #WineBusiness #DonaeBurston #LaFêteWineCo #MoetRose #ChampagneBar #WineIndustry #Entrepreneurship #LuxuryBrand #InfluencerMarketing #AlcoholDistribution #WineMaking #BusinessAdvice #AceOfSpades #HiddenCosts #HighClassWine Our Sponsors: * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/EARN * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out ShipStation: https://www.shipstation.com/EARN Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:55:17

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How 50 Cent Became the Headliner for Invest Fest 2024

7/1/2024
Get ready for the biggest announcement of the year! The wait is over - Invest Fest 2024 has officially revealed its headliner, none other than the iconic 50 Cent! Join us as we dive deep into the excitement and exclusive details surrounding this year's star-studded lineup and monumental event. In this video, the Market Mondays team - Rashad Bilal, Ian Dunlap, and Troy Millings - take you behind the scenes of the preparations for Invest Fest 2024. This year's festival promises to be “50 times bigger” than ever before, with more power, more money, and more impact. Find out why 50 Cent was chosen as the headliner and what makes him the perfect fit for this prestigious event. Rashad, Ian, and Troy discuss the rigorous process of selecting a headliner and how 50 Cent checks all the boxes - cultural relevance, business respect, and consistent success across multiple industries. From his music career and transition into Hollywood to his business acumen and resilience, 50 Cent embodies the spirit of perseverance and innovation. Rashad shares insights from their time spent with 50 Cent in Miami, giving us a glimpse into the in-depth conversations that took place over dinner and at the club. The video also highlights the power of relationships in building a successful event like Invest Fest. Troy and Ian emphasize the importance of face-to-face interactions, networking, and cultivating genuine connections to achieve long-term success. They share personal stories of how relationships have played a crucial role in their journey and offer invaluable advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. Furthermore, Rashad provides detailed information about the event schedule, workshops, and the diverse range of topics to be covered. From home buying and real estate investing to stock market strategies for kids, artificial intelligence, and health and wellness - there's something for everyone at Invest Fest 2024. With 450 business vendors, food trucks, musical performances, a VIP night, and meet and greets, this year's festival is set to be an unforgettable experience. Invest Fest 2024 is happening from August 23-25 in Atlanta, Georgia. Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn from and network with some of the biggest names in the industry. Secure your tickets now and be a part of the world's premier business festival. *Key Takeaways:* - 50 Cent is announced as the headliner for Invest Fest 2024. - Insights into the selection process and the importance of cultural relevance and business acumen. - The significance of building and maintaining relationships for success. - Detailed event schedule and workshops covering a wide range of topics. - Highlights from Rashad, Ian, and Troy's conversation with 50 Cent. *Get Your Tickets Now:* #InvestFest2024 #50Cent #MarketMondays #Investing #BusinessFestival #Networking #Entrepreneurship #Finance #RealEstate #Stocks #AI #HealthWellness #VIP #AtlantaEvents #InvestFest #FestivalHeadliner Tune in to be inspired, gain new knowledge, and take your business endeavors to new heights with Invest Fest 2024! Our Sponsors: * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/EARN * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out ShipStation: https://www.shipstation.com/EARN Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:21:38

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Cliff Notes: Latest Information on Student Loan Forgiveness

6/30/2024
Welcome to another insightful session of our EYLU Master Class series! In this episode, Dr. Sonia Lewis, widely known as "The Student Loan Doctor," delves into the intricacies of student loan forgiveness programs and provides expert guidance on establishing your own nonprofit organization. *Key Highlights:* *1. Borrower's Defense:* Dr. Sonia Lewis begins by exploring the Borrower's Defense Loan Discharge program. This essential program offers loan forgiveness to students who attended schools that engaged in misconduct, leading to harm or financial loss. Dr. Lewis emphasizes the importance of understanding eligibility criteria and the long administrative process involved. Schools automatically eligible for this program, such as the University of Phoenix and DeVry University, are discussed, with resources available on Dr. Lewis' Instagram page for further reference. *2. One-Time Account Adjustment:* Dr. Lewis introduces the significant benefits of the one-time account adjustment for those in Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) or Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) plans. This adjustment will count all repayment periods, including those previously ineligible due to forbearance or deferment. The discussion highlights the importance of keeping track of repayment status on studentaid.gov and ensuring eligibility for this beneficial adjustment. *3. Repayment for Older Loans:* For borrowers with loans from before 2003, Dr. Lewis provides advice on consolidating loans by April 30 to become eligible for available forgiveness programs. The process of submitting complaints to seek forgiveness for these older loans is discussed, emphasizing the potential for successful outcomes. *4. Establishing a Nonprofit:* Dr. Lewis encourages viewers to consider starting their own nonprofit organizations, especially if they don't currently work for a nonprofit. The step-by-step process includes filing federal and state paperwork, completing PSLF paperwork, and enrolling in an IDR program. The importance of setting up the nonprofit correctly and showing profitability within four years is emphasized, making it an accessible option for many seeking loan forgiveness through PSLF. *5. PSLF Program Updates:* Exciting updates to the PSLF program are shared, including the potential ability to make multiple payments in a month to expedite loan forgiveness. This flexibility aims to help borrowers reach the required 120 payments sooner, leading to quicker loan forgiveness. Dr. Lewis also discusses the possibility of enrolling family members in your nonprofit to maximize the benefits of PSLF. *6. Biden Administration Announcements:* Lastly, Dr. Lewis provides crucial updates on the latest announcements from the Biden administration regarding loan forgiveness. These updates are essential for staying informed about new opportunities and changes in loan forgiveness programs. Dr. Sonia Lewis' expertise and thorough explanations make this master class a valuable resource for anyone navigating the complexities of student loan forgiveness and considering the establishment of a nonprofit organization. Be sure to watch the full video for detailed insights and practical advice. *Subscribe to EYL for more informative and empowering content on finance, education, and entrepreneurship! Don't forget to like, share, and comment with any questions or topics you'd like us to cover in future episodes.* *Follow us on social media for updates and exclusive content:* - Instagram: [@EYL]( / eyl ) - Twitter: [@EYL]( / eyl ) *Hashtags:* #StudentLoanForgiveness #Nonprofit #PSLF #BorrowersDefense #IncomeDrivenRepayment #LoanForgiveness #NonprofitOrganization #EYL #Education #Finance #StudentLoans #Scholarships #BidenLoanForgiveness #TheStudentLoanDoctor #EYLU #EYLMasterClass Stay tuned and empower your financial future with EYL! Our Sponsors: * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/EARN * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com *...

Duration:00:08:35

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Is the Electric Vehicle Market in Trouble? Warren Buffett’s BYD Sale Analyzed

6/29/2024
Welcome back to another insightful episode of Market Mondays, your trusted source for deep dives into the pulsating world of finance and investments. In this episode, hosted by the dynamic trio—Ian Dunlap, Troy Millings, and Rashad Bilal—we break down the latest market trends and key financial revelations that have investors talking. Key Topics Covered: *1. Warren Buffett's BYD Stake Reduction:* Rashad Bilal kicks off the episode by discussing Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway trimming its stake in Chinese EV maker BYD to 6.9%. Is this a bad sign for the EV market? Ian Dunlap offers his perspective, diving into the overall health of the EV sector, the energy usage in EV space, and why Tesla and BYD are struggling. *Quote:* "Does the EV space actually use more energy? And even though it's supposed to be a sustainable option, GM is eating Tesla's lunch for car company of the year." - Ian Dunlap *2. Elon Musk’s Financial Moves:* Ian and Troy delve into Elon Musk's recent $59 billion payout and his ambitious plans to sell consumer robots. They also touch upon General Motors' market performance and how Musk's leadership is steering the future of Tesla and the EV market. *3. The Energy Sector Shake-Up:* Rashad introduces the topic of ConocoPhillips agreeing to acquire Marathon Oil in an all-stock deal valued at $17 billion. The hosts discuss how this impacts the energy sector, shareholder value, and why Ian isn't the biggest fan of the energy sector compared to tech and healthcare stocks. *Quote:* "For me, it's not about emotion. You have to invest based on what's going to give you highest return and not based on a feeling." - Ian Dunlap *4. Consolidation in the Energy Market:* Troy presents some eye-popping numbers showcasing the massive capital flow and consolidation within the energy market. From Exxon's $60 billion acquisition of Pioneer to Chevron's $53 billion takeover of Hess, the hosts analyze what these moves mean for investors and the future landscape of the energy sector. Why Watch? If you're keen on understanding the factors that influence significant market moves and what seasoned investors like Warren Buffett might be signaling, this episode is a must-watch. The hosts provide nuanced perspectives backed by data and trends, helping you to think critically about your investment strategy. Engage with Us! If you found this episode insightful, don't forget to like, share, and subscribe to **Market Mondays**. Hit the bell icon to stay updated on our latest content, and leave your thoughts in the comments below. Your feedback is invaluable to us! *Listen on the Go:* Available on all major podcast platforms. Listen to Market Mondays on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and more. *Stay Informed, Stay Ahead!* #MarketMondays #WarrenBuffett #BYD #EVMarket #Tesla #ElonMusk #EnergySector #StockMarket #Investing #Finance #Consolidation #Exxon #Chevron #Podcast #StockTips #InvestmentAdvice --- This video is designed for educational and informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before making any investment decisions. --- Thank you for watching and being part of the Market Mondays community. Your journey to financial literacy and savvy investing starts here! --- *Meet the Hosts:* - *Ian Dunlap:* Known for his sharp financial acumen and no-nonsense approach to investing. - *Troy Millings:* Provides grounded insights and brings wealthy context to financial discussions. - *Rashad Bilal:* Bridges the topics with inquisitive questions and perspectives that resonate with everyday investors. Join us, and let's decode the complexities of the financial world together! *Let's Get to the Money!* 🚀📈 --- Disclaimer: The information provided in this video does not constitute financial advice and is for educational purposes only. Our Sponsors: * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/EARN * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out...

Duration:00:09:28

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Study Hall: How Much Money Can You Make Writing Songs?

6/28/2024
Welcome back to another exciting clipe of EYL! In this clip, hosts Troy Millings and Rashad Bilal sit down with the legendary songwriter and producer, Bryan-Michael Cox, to uncover the lucrative world of songwriting. 📈 **Earnings from Hit Songs**: Ever wondered how much money you could actually make from writing a top song? Bryan-Michael Cox reveals that a number one hit can generate a minimum of a million dollars on the publishing side alone. The amount varies depending on several factors like publishing deals and splits among songwriters. 🎶 **Top Songwriters and Their Earnings**: We dive into how top songwriters like The-Dream make tens of millions of dollars annually. Bryan explains that working with mega-stars like Beyoncé, although offering less favorable splits, can still be incredibly lucrative due to the massive performance and sales of the songs. 📊 **Metrics Matter**: Even songs that don’t seem to perform well on the surface can generate significant money. Bryan emphasizes the importance of checking metrics, as he does with Cowboy Carter, who performs exceptionally well on digital streaming platforms (DSPs) and various radio formats. 🐝 **Serving the Fanbase**: Bryan discusses how artists like Beyoncé can generate massive revenue by super-serving their dedicated fan bases, regardless of general consumer perception. She creates unique experiences that deeply resonate with her fans, ensuring loyalty and continuous support. 🏆 **Creating Timeless Classics**: Bryan opens up about the challenges and thrills of creating hit songs like Usher's "Burn" and "Confessions, Part II," which many consider some of the greatest R&B records ever. He shares his evolving perspective on competition, focusing now on staying creatively inspired rather than topping past successes. 🎤 **Teaming Up for Hits**: The episode also touches on Bryan’s collaboration with other music icons like Jermaine Dupri and Johntá Austin. Despite their individual pursuits, these music legends still come together to create chart-topping music. ✨ **Tune In**: Whether you're an aspiring songwriter or simply interested in the music industry, this episode is packed with insights that you won't want to miss. Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe for more exclusive content from EYL! #EYL #BryanMichaelCox #Songwriting #MusicIndustry #TheDream #Beyonce #Usher #RNB #MusicProducer #HitSongs #Inspiration #CreativeProcess #Earnings #Royalties #DigitalStreaming #MusicFans #ChartToppers #JermaineDupri #JohntaAustin #DSP #CowboyCarter #Fanbase --- *Timestamps:* 0:00 - Intro 0:06 - Earnings from Number One Hits 0:43 - Top Songwriters' Earnings 1:09 - Working with Beyoncé 1:48 - Song Performance Metrics 2:49 - Serving Dedicated Fanbase 3:26 - Creating Timeless Classics 4:06 - The Creative Process 4:56 - Teamwork in Songwriting 5:33 - Staying Inspired Stay tuned for more insights and behind-the-scenes stories from the music industry! Our Sponsors: * Check out Acorns: acorns.com/EARN * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out Kajabi and use my code kajabi..com/EARN for a great deal: kajabi.com * Check out ShipStation: https://www.shipstation.com/EARN Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:05:44