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The Hook or Crook Podcast

The Hook or Crook Podcast

By Hook or Crook
The Hook or Crook Podcast is dedicated to informing and teaching minorities on all things dealing with money. From the very basics of managing to the elite of investing. The goal is to inspire and motivate the community and help contribute to their generational wealth and legacy through interviews, tools, and tips from rookies and professionals in business.
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Starting With Why w/Sachia James

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Div9ne Partnership: Phirst in Phamily and Phitness
In episode 16 we get the insight on starting a brand and a partnership.  David and Jennifer are a husband and wife team that birthed a fitness apparel line inspired by Black Greek Letter Organizations.  This power couple drop gems on launching a business and giving back to their communities.  Tune In!   Guest: David and Jennifer Mercer  IG: @div9nefitness  Website: www.div9nefitness.com    www.hookorcrookpodcast.com  Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com  IG: @hookorcrookpodcast  FB: The Hook or Crook Podcast  TW: @hookorcrookpod
44:29
June 14, 2021
Black Women Camp Too! feat Toyin Ajayi
In Episode 15 of @hookorcrookpodcast, the ladies speak with Toyin Ajayi, @outdoorsyblackwomen, about her journey on building a safe social network for all black women who enjoy the outdoors.  Don't miss her tips to entrepreneurs and black women looking to find their place in the wide open spaces!   Guest: Toyin Ajayi    IG: @outdoorsyblackwomen   website: outdoorsyblackwomen.com                  www.hookorcrookpodcast.com           Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com           IG: @hookorcrookpodcast           FB: The Hook or Crook Podcast           TW: @hookorcrookpod   #nobrokethoughts #hookorcrook #hooksquad #charmcitycollective
01:14:12
June 7, 2021
House Hacking To Wealth feat Rachel Decoste
In Episode 14 we chat it up with Rachel Decoste, writer, educator, and real estate investor.  Rachel hails from Ottawa, Canada and talks to Ty & Silver about how she got started investing in real estate through house hacking, and how it's been helping her build generational wealth.   Guest: Rachel Decoste   IG: @racheldecoste   website: www.racheldecoste.com                 www.hookorcrookpodcast.com         Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com         IG: @hookorcrookpodcast         FB: The Hook or Crook Podcast         TW: @hookorcrookpod
01:01:01
April 26, 2021
Starting With Why w/Sachia James
In Episode #13 or the Hook or Crook Podcast, the ladies sit down with Sachia James, a certified life coach, author, finance mentor, and motivational speaker.  Sachia gives the gems on how she uses her gifts to coach her clients on their financial journey.  She discusses identifying your "Why" and purpose, reassessments, and family support to get you to your financial goals.     Get Sachia's 2021 Financial ENVISION Guide here:  https://www.thejamesfamilyjourney.com/shop  20% off Code: HOOKED   Guest: Sachia James  IG: @thejamesfamilyjourney   website: www.thejamesfamilyjourney.com             www.hookorcrookpodcast.com       Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com       IG: @hookorcrookpodcast       FB: The Hook or Crook Podcast       TW: @hookorcrookpod
01:06:39
April 12, 2021
The Art Of The Pivot w/ Candace Dantzler
In Episode 12 Ty & Silver chat it up with Candace Dantzler, of Dantzler LLC.  She tells us all about how she pivoted from her successful sales career to becoming one of the DMV's hottest realtors of Fairfax Realty Select, Dinh Pham & The Good Life Team.  We talk about registering business to be identified as Minority Women owned businesses, the current Real Estate Boom for sellers, and real estate development.  Don't Miss It!   Guest: Candace Dantzler    IG: @candacedrealtor   website: www.thegoodlifedmv.com       www.hookorcrookpodcast.com     Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com     IG: @hookorcrookpodcast     FB: The Hook or Crook Podcast     TW: @hookorcrookpod
44:44
April 5, 2021
The Freedom to be Confident! Building Wealth In Real Estate w/ Majestic Realty
In Episode 11 of The Hook or Crook Podcast, we speak to Catt Henderson and Koryne Williams of Majestic Realty of Baltimore, MD.  Catt and Koryne give us the run down on how we can build generational wealth through real estate with ownership, confidence, and leadership.  Listen in as they tell us how Majestic Realty is a brokerage that sets itself apart from the rest by understanding it's realtors and building life long relationships with its clients!   Guest: Catt Henderson & Koryne Williams  IG: @majesticrealty.md   website: https://www.majrealty.com/    www.hookorcrookpodcast.com   Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com   IG: @hookorcrookpodcast   FB: The Hook or Crook Podcast   TW: @hookorcrookpod
01:06:26
March 29, 2021
Life After Close: Making A House YOUR Home
In Episode 10, we wrap up our home buyers series with all things you should consider after you have closed on your new home!  Ty & Silver give you a checklist of items that will ensure the basics of home ownership is covered!  NEW MERCH ALERT!!! Shop the merch at www.hookorcrookpodcast.com    Join the hook squad for exclusive discounts! www.hookorcrookpodcast.com Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com IG: @hookorcrookpodcast FB: The Hook or Crook Podcast TW: @hookorcrookpod
30:58
March 22, 2021
Empowered To Buy! House Hunting with Stephany
In Episode #9, Stephany DeBerry @stephsellsdmv, PLATINUM PRODUCING REALTOR, comes through with major gems for first time home buyers!  She walks us through the entire process from a realtor's standpoint, and let's us in on ways to make competitive offers in this "seller's market".   Guest: Stephany DeBerry IG: @stephsellsDMV website: stephanysellsthedmv.com www.hookorcrookpodcast.com Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com IG: @hookorcrookpodcast FB: The Hook or Crook Podcast TW: @hookorcrookpod
53:48
March 15, 2021
Where The Money Resides! Getting To the Keys: Part 1
The first installment of our Getting To The Keys Home Buying Series.  In Episode #8, we speak with the 1st Financial, Inc team, Nick Taylor and Laura Dykes, on how to get the funds to buy a home.  We also chat with Precious Washington of Tesla Realty, who gives us insight from a realtor's point a view on getting that mortgage.   Key Moments:  Employment History 11:38 Self Employed 12:38 Writing off expenses 13:04 Credit Scores 15:32 Unemployment benefits 20:05 Asset & DTI 27:06 Reserves vs Assets 29:30 New Loan Application 33:39 Pre-Approval 38:48 Do's & Don'ts 41:41 Earnest Money 44:09 Guest: Nicholas Taylor, Laura Dykes, Precious Washington IG: @ffiloans @propertiesbyprecious www.hookorcrookpodcast.com Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com IG: @hookorcrookpodcast FB: The Hook or Crook Podcast TW: @hookorcrookpod
58:30
March 8, 2021
Getting To the Keys! Preview Episode
In Episode #7, we give a preview to the upcoming three part home buying series:  Getting To the Keys.  We'll give a summary of each episode, and then give our own home buying experiences.  Sometimes you need to feel like you aren't the only one going through the ringer with home ownership!  Tune in!    NEW MERCH ALERT!!! Shop the merch at www.hookorcrookpodcast.com    Join the hook squad for exclusive discounts!          www.hookorcrookpodcast.com      Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com      IG: @hookorcrookpodcast      FB: The Hook or Crook Podcast      TW: @hookorcrookpod
26:39
March 1, 2021
Protect Your ASS-ets! 3 Ways to Protect You, Your Home, and Your Property
n Episode #6, your cohost, Silver, breaks down 3 different ways to protect you, your home, and your property.  With the recent Polar Vortex happening in the USA, it's imperative that you protect your livelihood.  Don't miss out on this information, as you can save money for yourself and your family with these tips!   NEW MERCH ALERT!!! Shop the merch at www.hookorcrookpodcast.com   Join the hook squad for exclusive discounts!      www.hookorcrookpodcast.com    Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com    IG: @hookorcrookpodcast    FB: The Hook or Crook Podcast    TW: @hookorcrookpod
28:10
February 22, 2021
40 Acres & A Bitcoin w/Randy J. Mitchell
In episode 5, Randy Mitchell drops load of information about the world of cryptocurrency.  He puts us on to how to get up to $160 of free crypto, and why Bitcoin will be essential to the black community finally receiving its reparations!    Guest: Randy J. Mitchell  IG: @randyjmitchell    www.hookorcrookpodcast.com  Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com  IG: @hookorcrookpodcast  FB: The Hook or Crook Podcast  TW: @hookorcrookpod
01:18:56
February 8, 2021
Snack Attack! How To Build a Vending Machine Empire w/ Lakinya Francis
In Episode #4, Lakinya Francis chats with us about how she started her vending machine business.  While still working her 9-5, Lakinya is able to generate another stream of income allowing her the freedom to invest more and live freely.  She now coaches and mentors others on how to start their vending machine businesses from candy to beauty products.  If you dream it, you can put it in a vending machine. Guest:  Lakinya Francis IG: @ikravevending Website: www.ikravevending.com www.hookorcrookpodcast.com Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com IG: @hookorcrookpodcast FB: The Hook or Crook Podcast TW: @hookorcrookpod
48:02
February 1, 2021
Appraisals 101! How much is your home worth? feat Christian Jackson
In episode #3 with speak with Christian Jackson of Jackson Appraisal, LLC is an appraiser, award winning realtor, and real estate investor.  Chris lets us in on how appraisals work, how appraisers value property, and the role the play in the real estate cycle.  We touch on discrimination, gentrification, and solutions to help buyers and investors get the most value out of their homes!     Guest:  Christian Jackson  IG: @grindtime_realestate  FB: Chris Jackson    www.hookorcrookpodcast.com  Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com  IG: @hookorcrookpodcast  FB: The Hook or Crook Podcast  TW: @hookorcrookpod
55:27
January 25, 2021
Keep The Books! Tax Help To Get You To The Return (feat Kristina Baily)
In this episode, Kristina Baily gives us insight on how we can get ahead of the tax game with good bookkeeping, proper business structure, and more.     Guest: Kristina Baily  Instagram: @kb_finmgmtsolutions    Website: www.kbbookkeepingsolutionsllc.com         www.hookorcrookpodcast.com    Instagram: @hookorcrookpodcast    Twitter: @hookorcrookpod    FaceBook: The Hook or Crook Podcast    Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com
37:47
January 11, 2021
Cut The Check! 5 Ways To Maximize Your Stimulus Check.
In the SEASON 2 PREMIERE, Ty and Silver go over the 5 ways anyone can maximize the second round of government stimulus checks.   Instagram: @hookorcrookpodcast Website: www.hookorcrookpodcast.com Twitter: @hookorcrookpod FaceBook: The Hook or Crook Podcast Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com
26:48
January 4, 2021
The Smartest Cookie! (feat Denise Woodard, CEO of Partake Foods)
In our Season Finale of episode 13, we talk with Denise Woodard, CEO of Partake Foods!  Denise saw an opportunity inspired by her daughter's food allergies to create kid friendly, healthy snacks that were safe to eat.  Using her knowledge from her 9-5, Denise set out to create Partake Foods.  After receiving 86 "no's" from investor to help launch her company, Denise received the BIG YES from one of Hip Hop's greatest rappers of all time, Jay-Z.  His Marcy Venture Partners firm invested in Partake Foods and Denise and her family haven't looked back since! Guest: Denise Woodard  Instagram: @partakefoods   Website: www.partakefoods.com     www.hookorcrookpodcast.com   Instagram: @hookorcrookpodcast   Twitter: @hookorcrookpod   FaceBook: The Hook or Crook Podcast   Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com   Music: Austin Starchild - Primetime (commercial license purchased and authorized)
32:42
October 19, 2020
Mind Yo' Business (feat Ty B)
In Episode 12, your host, Ty B., breaks down the steps to start your business.  Whether you want to get on papers, make it legit, or get credible, these steps will point any entrepreneur in the right direction to a successful business.   www.hookorcrookpodcast.com     Instagram: @hookorcrookpodcast     Twitter: @hookorcrookpod     FaceBook: The Hook or Crook Podcast     Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com     Music: Austin Starchild - Primetime (commercial license purchased and authorized)
37:51
October 12, 2020
The Big Event (feat Antonia Baker)
Check out Episode 11, where we sip and chat with Antonia Baker about how attending her friend's bachelorette party was the catalyst for her to quit her 9 to 5 and start her luxury wedding and event planning company, The Antonia Baker Experience.    She drops gems on the value of having a good network and never burning a bridge will make you CLUTCH in any situation!    Guest: Antonia Baker  Instagram: @antonia_experience   Website: www.antoniabakerexperience.com     www.hookorcrookpodcast.com   Instagram: @hookorcrookpodcast   Twitter: @hookorcrookpod   FaceBook: The Hook or Crook Podcast   Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com   Music: Austin Starchild - Primetime (commercial license purchased and authorized)
54:05
September 28, 2020
The Science of Beauty (feat Iyonna Woods)
In Episode 10, we chat with Iyonna Woods, founder of Fancy Free Hair and Skin. Iyonna's business grew over 500% in just ONE year!! So make sure you tune in to listen as she takes us through her entrepreneurial journey from being a Laboratory Scientist and a college professor, to using her skills as a hairstylist to launch her own product line of natural hair and skin care products.  Iyonna also uses her expertise to help other aspiring entrepreneurs launch their own product lines by providing assistance with start up all the way through launch.  This Baltimore native is moving forward all while giving back!   Guest: Iyonna Woods Instagram: @fancyfreehairandskin Website: www.fancyfreehairandskin.com www.hookorcrookpodcast.com Instagram: @hookorcrookpodcast Twitter: @hookorcrookpod FaceBook: The Hook or Crook Podcast Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com Music: Austin Starchild - Primetime (commercial license purchased and authorized)
01:00:51
September 21, 2020
Just Let Your Soul Travel (feat Soul Travel)
In this episode we talk with the co-founders of the group travel company, Soul Travel.  Soul Travel is a travel group that focuses on community, networking, and giving back.  Silver, Tiffenia, and McArthur tell us all about how the group got started, the importance of a team, and making sure members are vetted.  Join us as we soar outside our limits with Soul Travel.   Guest: Silver Glover, Dr. Tiffenia Archie, McArthur Stephen   Instagram: @soultravelgo   Website: www.soultravelgo.com    www.hookorcrookpodcast.com   Instagram: @hookorcrookpodcast    Twitter: @hookorcrookpod  FaceBook: The Hook or Crook Podcast  Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com   Music: Austin Starchild - Primetime (commercial license purchased and authorized)
01:10:20
September 14, 2020
No, You Can't Borrow My Car! (feat Silver G.)
In this special episode we chat it up about auto insurance and four points that can save you money NOW!  Your cohost, Silver G., shares with the audience how these four factors can affect our premiums and in turn affect our pockets.  You don't want to miss out on this common mistakes and tips.  Tune in for this drop! www.hookorcrookpodcast.com Instagram: @hookorcrookpodcast Twitter: @hookorcrookpod - Twitter FaceBook: The Hook or Crook Podcast Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com Music: Austin Starchild - Primetime (commercial license purchased and authorized)
29:47
September 7, 2020
I Sell Self-Care (Feat Ashley Toatley)
Ashley Toatley, @the_wellness_chic, stops by this episode as an entrepreneur just launching her new business, The Wellness Chic.  Ashley takes us through her journey in the self-care and wellness business.  She shows us how a vision, determination, and aligning with one's inner beauty can catapult anyone into a successful business.   Guest: Ashley Toatley Instagram: @the_wellness_chic Website: www.thewc.info www.hookorcrookpodcast.com Instagram: @hookorcrookpodcast  Twitter: @hookorcrookpod - Twitter   FaceBook: The Hook or Crook Podcast Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com Music: Austin Starchild - Primetime (commercial license purchased and authorized)
39:41
August 31, 2020
Flewed Out! How To Travel On A Budget (feat Danielle Desir)
In this episode we talk with Danielle Desir, @thethoughtcard, who gives us the inside scoop on how to make traveling a lifestyle and within the budget.  Danielle shows us by incorporating a budget, and making traveling a line item, we can explore the world and still keep some dollars in our pocket.  Listen to this episode to learn how to get FLEWED OUT on a budget!   Guest: Danielle Desir  Instagram: @thethoughtcard   Website: www.thoughtcard.com     www.hookorcrookpodcast.com   @hookorcrookpodcast - IG   @hookorcrookpod - Twitter  T he Hook or Crook Podcast - FB   Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com   Music: Austin Starchild - Primetime (commercial license purchased and authorized)
53:01
August 24, 2020
He Got Game: From Hoopin' 2 Business (feat Justin Johnson)
In this episode we talk to Justin Johnson, @thafreshprinceofbelair,  about his journey from professional basketball to starting his own business in athletics and real estate.  Justin shows us how moving righteously helped QUADRUPLE his business in just 60 days.  Now he is starting his real estate empire on some familiar ground, and ready to put all of his community on.  Listen to this entrepreneur's journey! Guest: Justin M. Johnson Instagram: @thafreshprinceofbelair Website: www.justintimeftns.com www.hookorcrookpodcast.com @hookorcrookpodcast - IG @hookorcrookpod - Twitter The Hook or Crook Podcast - FB Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com Music: Austin Starchild - Primetime (commercial license purchased and authorized)
50:40
August 17, 2020
Budget Nirvana (feat Tiffany Grant)
In this episode we talk to Tiffany Grant @moneytalkwithT about budgeting, and setting ourselves up for financial freedom.  Tiffany takes us through the levels of budgeting from cash to automation, and gives us the budgeting tips she used to pay off 50K in debt, buy a home, and teach others how to manage their finances. Guest: Tiffany Grant Instagram: @moneytalkwithT Website: www.monehtalkwithT.com www.hookorcrookpodcast.com @hookorcrookpodcast - IG @hookorcrookpod - Twitter The Hook or Crook Podcast - FB Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com Music: Austin Starchild - Primetime (commercial license purchased and authorized)
37:57
August 10, 2020
Shake The Room! (feat Tiffany Wallace, The Ivy CHRO)
In this episode we speak with Tiffany Wallace, The Ivy CHRO, about how to interview correctly to secure your next 9-5.  At Hook or Crook, we understand that 9-5s fuel our 6-12 small businesses.  With unemployment at an all time low, the black community has been hit the hardest.  Tiffany gives us the inside tips on how to get the interviewer to unconsciously love you so you can get that job!  She also shares with us how to set our goals, and answer questions so show you know how to stand out in the job market! Guest: Tiffany Wallace, The Ivy CHRO Facebook: Tiffany Wallace MBA Instagram: @verypretty1908 www.hookorcrookpodcast.com @hookorcrookpodcast - IG @hookorcrookpod - Twitter The Hook or Crook Podcast - FB Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com Music: Austin Starchild - Primetime (commercial license purchased and authorized)
42:35
August 3, 2020
Susunomics... The Real Deal (Feat The Black Escrow)
In this episode we speak with Erick Otchere aka The Black Escrow about Susus (Sou sou/su-su) and Susunomics.  As a native of Houston, TX, Erick brings us all the information we need to set us on the right path of Traditional Sou sous.  He explains the difference between actual sou sous and the new wave of blessing loom pyramids.  He also gives us real world examples of how African Americans have been using the concept of group economics since in places like Tulsa, OK (Black Wall Street), Wilmington, NC, and Durham, NC.  Tune into this episode to gain the knowledge of cooperative economics and how we use it in the black community! Guest: Erick Otchere, The Black Escrow YouTube: The Black Escrow: Susunomics Email: blackescrow@gmail.com www.hookorcrookpodcast.com @hookorcrookpodcast - IG @hookorcrookpod - Twitter The Hook or Crook Podcast - FB Email: info@hookorcrookpodcast.com Music: Austin Starchild - Primetime (commercial license purchased and authorized)
44:42
July 27, 2020
Getcho Life... Insurance! (feat Acquania Escarne)
This episode we talk with Acquania Escarne out of Washington, DC.  Acquania is a financial coach, freelance writer, and independent life insurance producer with LifeTyme Financial Group, LLC.  She is also the host of The Purpose of Money Podcast and blog where she helps women create more freedom in their daily lives.  Acquania brings us great information on life insurance and all the different options available to us to properly estate plan.  She finally gives us a great tip in our "CROOK" segment on how to determine how much life insurance you actually need to make sure your loved ones are taken care of.  Everyone can learn a thing or two from this episode!  Don't waste this information! Guest: Acquania Escarne - www.thepurposeofmoney.com - aescarne@ltfgllc.com - Instagram: @thepurposeofmoney - LinkedIn: @acquania-escarne - www.ltfusa.com @hookorcrookpodcast - IG @hookorcrookpod - Twitter The Hook or Crook Podcast - FB www.hookorcrookpodcast.com info@hookorcrookpodcast.com Music: Austin Starchild - Primetime (commercial license purchased and authorized)
41:44
July 20, 2020
What Are Y'all Doing Here?
Come meet the hosts of your new favorite podcast.  In this trailer we introduce ourselves to the world, and explain what you can expect from future episodes.  
19:08
July 6, 2020