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Gen Z Green

Gen Z Green

By Christopher Pratt
Take control of your money and your life. Gen Z Green explores personal finance from the perspective of Gen Z’ers and Millennials. Listen in as we share the best strategies for getting out of debt, building wealth, and managing your personal finances all up. We also investigate plans from the likes of The Dave Ramsey Show and Planet Money. Learn more at for all your personal finance needs.
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How to Science Your Way to Wealth with Dr. Julie Szendrey

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From Smart, Black Girl to Millionaire Attorney: The Success Story of Denelle Waynick, Esq
Denelle Waynick is the Chief Legal Officer for bio-pharmaceutical firm Saniona. She graduated from Howard University with a JD and Rutgers University with a degree in Accounting. She is a proud woman of color who dared to dream, pursue, and succeed!
February 01, 2021
From a Financially Challenged Girl to a Finance Advocate Champion - The Inspiring Story of Tara Falcone
Tara Falcone is a Certified Financial Planner and CFA charter holder. She has been featured in CNBC, Discover, and Reuters to name a few. She is the founder of ReisUp, a company that offers web-based financial wellness programs for Colleges and Universities designed for college students - especially TRIO and first-generation low-income individuals through their LIT™program.  In this episode, Tara graciously shared some amazing insights about money and investing and her inspiring journey on how she had found her passion for finance.
January 04, 2021
From Student Loans to Credit Cards and Everything in Between with Dominique Henderson, Sr.
Dominique Henderson, Sr. is a well experienced Certified Financial Planner who has spent nearly two decades in financial services building a diverse skill set in strategy, data analysis, investment research, portfolio management, and financial planning.  In this episode, Chris and Dominique talked about insights on how to deal with student loans, home purchases, and credit cards. Tune in and be immersed with a ton of valuable information.
December 21, 2020
How to Pay Your Student Loans with CFP and Former US Marine Steven Fox
Steven Fox served in the United States Marine Corps for over eight years and became a Certified Financial Planner after being honorably discharged. In this episode, Steven generously shared insightful strategies to approach finance-related decisions ranging from student loans to car insurance, home insurance, and even estate planning.
December 14, 2020
Maximizing Your Money's Worth with T.J. van Gerven
T.J. van Gerven is a Certified Financial Planner and founder of Modern Wealth Builders, LLC.  In this episode, T.J. and Chris talked about health savings accounts, employee stock purchase plans and how you can navigate such personal finance decisions to maximize your money's worth.  Be sure to tune in for another incredibly informative and engaging episode.
December 07, 2020
How to Invest in the Stock Market with Certified Financial Planner Kevin Mahoney
Kevin Mahoney is the founder and CEO of Illumint, a virtual financial planning company for millennials. His company specializes in financial planning during one's late twenties and thirties, as one plans to repay student loans, buy a house, save and invest.  In this episode, Chris and Kevin talk about how to invest strategically and build wealth.  Tune in and take away amazing insights from this wonderful episode.  
November 30, 2020
How to Science Your Way to Wealth with Dr. Julie Szendrey
Dr. Julie Szendrey has a Doctorate in Business Administration and she is the author of the paper, “I Think I Can Get Ahead; Perceived Economic Mobility, Income, and Financial Behaviors of Young Adults”.  In this episode, Dr. Szendrey talks about how one’s perception of "getting ahead" affects financial behaviors.  Tune in for another fact-based, knowledge-inspired episode.
November 23, 2020
From Middle-Class Beginnings to Extra-Ordinary Success: The Story of Marko Zlatic
Marko Zlatic is the creator and host of Whiteboard Finance, a successful YouTube channel with a mission to provide actionable content that enables one to create financial wealth. In this episode, Marko has graciously shared his rich real-world experiences as a stock market investor, student of finance, and entrepreneur.
November 16, 2020
Student Loans Might Keep You from Buying a House with Dr. Cliff Robb
Dr. Cliff Robb has a PhD in Personal Financial Planning from University of Missouri–Columbia.  You may think that student loan financing and home ownership could never be connected. Dr. Robb's research says otherwise!  Check out this episode, where he talked about how the type of student loan could affect one's decision to become a homeowner.  Based on his paper, "The Role of Federal and Private Student Loans in Home Ownership Decisions".
November 09, 2020
You Can Retire Earlier Than You Think: The Early Retirement Journey of Chris Mamula
Chris Mamula retired from his physical therapist career at age 41. After poor experiences with the financial industry, he educated himself on investing and tax planning.  In this episode, he shares his journey to early retirement by saving more and investing wisely.  Tune in and find out how how he did it and how you can too!
November 02, 2020
How Your Thoughts Affect Your Personal Finances with Dr. Gail Markle
Dr. Gail Markle has a PhD in Sociology from Georgia State University and was a Certified Public Accountant for over 15 years. She and her husband had supported non-traditional students by donating $250,000  to Kennesaw State University.  In this episode, Dr. Markle shares valuable insights about student loans based on her paper, “Crushing Debt or Savvy Strategy? Financial Literacy and Student Perceptions of their Student Loan Debt”.
October 26, 2020
From a Financial Mess to Ivy League Success: The Inspiring Story of Yanely Espinal
Ms. Yanely Espinal is Miss Be Helpful.  She grew up in an exceptionally large family, worked hard in school with a full scholarship but still graduated with thousands of credit card debts. She decided to turn it all around and became obsessed with financial literacy. She is now 100% debt-free and has been helping people to realize financial freedom with her Youtube channel, Miss Be Helpful, and her role as Director of Educational Outreach at Next Gen Personal Finance.
October 19, 2020
How Student Loan Debt Affects Retirement Savings with Dr. Matt Rutledge
Dr. Matt Rutledge has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan.  In this episode, he diced and sliced for us the conclusions of this article, "Do Young Audits with Student Debts Save Less for Retirement?" Tune in and immerse yourself into valuable lessons about student loan debts and retirement savings.
October 12, 2020
From Broke to $3.5 BILLION Impact: The Awe-Inspiring Story of John Hope Bryant
John Hope Bryant is the founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, Inc. He is also the CEO of Bryant Group Ventures, The Promise Homes Company, and co-founder of Global Dignity. He also just happens to be African-American. In this episode, he tells us how he did well by doing good with a winner's mindset. Listen and be inspired. Find out how the story of his life can help yours too! | Get his new book starting October 6, 2020:
October 05, 2020
What Happens When You Don’t Seek Financial Advice with Dr. Keith Moreland
Dr. Keith Moreland has a PhD in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati and has recently retired after a 26 year career in Accounting at University of Michigan Flint. He's the author of the paper of today's topic, Seeking Financial Advice and Other Desirable Financial Behaviors. Find out why your finances should not be a guesswork and seeking financial advise can only make your finances better!
September 28, 2020
How One Man Retired at Age 36 and How You Can Too
ED reached early retirement when he was thirty-six after a thirteen-year career.  Dive in and immerse yourself with his awesome insights on investing, financial independence and retirement.
September 21, 2020
Why Financial Behavior is SO IMPORTANT with Dr Carly Urban
Dr Carly Urban has a PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She won the Christensen Award in Empirical Economics in 2011. In this episode, Dr Urban talked about her paper, The Effects of High School Personal Financial Education Policies on Financial Behavior and a ton great personal finance insights. 
September 14, 2020
America’s Millennial Money Expert on Student Loans and Investing
Robert Farrington is America's millennial money expert, founder of The College Investor and Loan Buddy. He did his own taxes from his own income at an early age of 13 years old. He has been on a mission to help Millennials and Gen Z’ers get out of student loan debt and start building real wealth for their future.
September 07, 2020
Hated Real Estate, Now Has $4 Million in Real Estate Equity
Mark Ferguson has created more than $4 million in equity with rental properties. He's flipped almost 200 houses, bought and owned more than 30 rental properties, sold more than a thousand houses, and he's the founder of Invest Four More. Learn from his story.
August 31, 2020
From Horseback Dancer to Women's Personal Finance Advocacy
Ashley Feinstein Gerstley is an author and entrepreneur and a feminist on a mission to end inequality through financial well being. She's been featured on Forbes, NBC, Glamour and The New York Times, among other places. She is talented at dressage and with her money. Learn from her story.
August 24, 2020
From a Serious Lawsuit to Features on Forbes and Business Insider for Being Debt Free
Carmen Perez faced a challenging childhood, was sued by her student loan financier, spent more than seven years working in the finance industry, and paid off about $57,000 in student loan debt. Listen to and learn from her amazing story.
August 10, 2020
From 9/11 Firefighter to Multi-millionaire Investor
Craig Luecke from Rock on the Money is a Dave Ramsey master financial coach, podcaster, public speaker, world traveler and retired firefighter. He talks his life experience and explains how and why to invest.
August 03, 2020
Self-Made Millionaire on How He Made It
Jeremy Schneider from Personal Finance Club retired at 36 after selling an Internet company that he sold for millions. Now, he avoids debt, loves index funds, and wants to help others learn to manage their money.
August 03, 2020