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Checks and Balances

Checks and Balances

By Tyler Curlee and Nicollette Williams
Investing and Entrepreneurial insights for Millennials. We cover personal finance, investing, and tips for starting and growing your own business.

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Brian Nethercutt- Investment Strategy
On this episode of Checks and Balances, we are speaking with Brian Nethercutt. Brian is an investment strategist and is giving insight on his tips and tricks on his strategy. 
June 23, 2021
On this episode of the Checks and Balances Podcast we give you a well known and trending topic : Inflation. 
June 21, 2021
Cliff Godwin - Sports and Business
Cliff Godwin, Head East Carolina Baseball Coach and and former player discusses how being an athlete prepares you for business. This local legend talks to us about his career and the connection between sports, leadership, and business. 
December 02, 2019
Market Update for the week of November 8th
On this episode of the Checks and Balances Podcast we give you a market update for the week of November 8, covering all the latest economic news and indicators along with what to look for in the coming week.
November 12, 2019
Taylor Hicks - Runaway Success
Taylor Hicks, the owner of Simple and Sentimental tells us how she took her hobby in the dorms and turned it into a wildly successful business with production space, 18 employees and over 18,000 sales to date!
November 07, 2019
Market Performance in the Third Quarter
We cover Market Performance in Q3 of 2019. We take a look at index performance and leading economic indicators to give you insight into where the economy is and where it's going. 
October 31, 2019
Market Performance in the Second Quarter
On this episode of the Checks and Balances Podcast we cover market performance in the second quarter of the year and what to keep an eye on during Q3. We take a look at Federal Reserve Policy, Macroeconomic Indicators, International Trade and more!
July 23, 2019
Running a Start-Up with Marcus Aman
On this episode of the Checks and Balances Podcast we speak to a local entrepreneur and start-up founder Marcus Aman of Shyft Auto. Marcus tells us what it's like to disrupt an industry using technology and grit and what a day in the life of someone at a start up is like. Shyft Auto, the company he started, is a consumer facing application that helps people get routine maintenance for their vehicle at the click of a button. Not only will they connect you with local vendors, but they will also pick your car up and deliver it back to you after service at your convenience. You can download the Shyft Auto app for free on the Apple app store or the Google Play Store.
June 20, 2019
Health and Wealth with Tim Evans
On this episode we discuss the link between your health and financial wealth, and cover strategies for making your life healthier and your wallet fatter. On the second portion of the podcast we feature an interview with Tim Evans, owner and entrepreneur of Fit for Life 24 Gyms, on the Fitness Industry.
June 06, 2019
Small Business Outlook in Greenville with PJ Connelly
On this weeks episode of the Checks and Balances Podcast: We cover Employer Sponsored Retirement Plans in our first segment. We explain why it's important to have one and the benefits of the different kinds of plans available to business owners. On the second segment we feature an interview with PJ Connelly, the Mayor of Greenville and Owner of Connelly Properties, on the Small Business Outlook in Greenville, N.C.
May 22, 2019
Buying a House with Perry Friend
On this weeks episode of the Checks and Balances Podcast: We discuss purchasing a home, down payments and much more! We also feature an interview with Perry Friend, a mortgage broker with Alcova Mortgage, on what it takes to get that mortgage to secure the home of your dreams! If you'd like to meet Perry to discuss getting a mortgage in the Eastern North Carolina area you can reach him at:  252-955-5898 or
May 14, 2019
Credit Scores and Commercial Banking with Trey Quinn
On this episode we cover Credit, its importance, and practices for building and maintaining good credit. On the second segment of this episode we feature an interview with Trey Quinn, a commercial banker with BB&T, on the Commercial Banking space. In his interview Trey explains what bankers are looking for when you want a loan or a line of credit for your business, what commercial lending can tell us about the local economy and much more!
May 03, 2019
Q1 Market Recap and Property Management with Brian Corbett
On the first segment we conduct a recap of Q1 of 2019. On our second segment we conduct an interview on Property Management with Brian Corbett, Broker and Owner of Flagship Property Management. You can check out Flagship Property Management at
April 25, 2019
Putting Your Idea in Motion with Lewis Gale
On this episode of the Checks and Balances Podcast the topic is "Putting your Business Idea in Motion". This episode features an Interview with Lewis Gale of The Cardinal Group of NC, named one of East Carolina University College of Business' 40 under 40. 
April 15, 2019
Risk and Networking with John Stowe
In this episode we cover Risk: What it is, what different kinds of risk are out there, and how you can mitigate risk. On the second portion of our show we interview John Stowe, a career counselor for the College of Arts and Sciences for East Carolina University, on the topic of networking. We cover how to improve networking outcomes and how you can build a foundation for success using your network
April 02, 2019
Next Week: Risk and Networking
Next week on the Checks and Balances Podcast we delve into risk; what is it, what are different kinds of risk, and how is risk mitigated? Our second segment, titled "The Power of Networking", will cover the importance of a network and building soft skills.
March 21, 2019
Volatility and Starting a Business
In this episode we delve into volatility; what is it, why does it occur and how does it affect investors? We also look at what it takes to start your own business, tips and tricks from a local entrepreneur. Features co-hosts Nate Craver, Brian Nethercutt and Tyler Curlee.
March 11, 2019
Coming Soon
Checks and Balances Podcast, where we bring you personal finance tips, market and business education straight from local entrepreneurs and financial professionals. Coming soon to a podcasting platform near you.
March 05, 2019