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After the Car Accident

After a few minutes of struggle Izzy hoisted herself to sitting, and eased her bruised feet from under the covers. One was wrapped in a cast like a club. The effort made her ribs ache. Gripping her gown for support, she pushed off the bed and stood. An alarm went off. Determination creased her jaw Read more about After the Car Accident[…]

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Sleeping in the Parking Lot

When Roger heard of his church’s program to allow homeless families to park overnight in their lot, he volunteered to watch over the lot on Monday and Thursday nights. He would provide directions to the bathroom and make sure no harm came to those who slept. The church, in the middle of Portland, had only Read more about Sleeping in the Parking Lot[…]

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Wilbur Pack Jr.: Following Dreams through Struggle

Wilbur dreamed of becoming a fashion designer, so he went to night classes for women’s apparel at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Everything was going fine until he got to sewing class. He couldn’t sew; he didn’t know how. A few minutes after he began his professor would appear at his elbow, bend her already Read more about Wilbur Pack Jr.: Following Dreams through Struggle[…]

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Prosperity Now NLEN: Helping Willing Hands Work

You take the car out at 8pm every night, because that’s when the prison doors clanged shut. You stare out at the stars ahead of you. The darkened sky with little specks of hope you haven’t seen in ten years. You are the one with the keys, and you turn one in the ignition. You Read more about Prosperity Now NLEN: Helping Willing Hands Work[…]

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Love & Money – how to stop fighting about the only thing you fight about

Finances are often the thing most couples fight about (I’ve had a number of couples tell me, “this is the only thing we fight about”) and part of it is because there is so much ego/pride/shame/embarrassment around how you handle your own personal finances and admitting them to the person who you admire and love Read more about Love & Money – how to stop fighting about the only thing you fight about[…]

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Top 10 most popular b&b podcasts in 2016

  It’s been another great year for the Brunch & Budget Podcast! We’ve had some amazing opportunities in 2016 to partner with great organizations like the CFED (Corporation for Enterprise Development), started a new interview series called #DeadDayJobArmy featuring entrepreneurs of color, and crossed over 130 shows providing financial education, advice, and context for how big Read more about Top 10 most popular b&b podcasts in 2016[…]

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Brunch Bite VIDEO: The best piece of financial advice we’ve ever received

It was quite the Independence Day when we filmed this Brunch Bite video, guest starring Chaz Kangas (in one of his two (yes two!) July 4th outfits of the day). Right before we lit some fireworks, we wanted to share the best piece of financial advice we’ve ever received, click below to watch: What’s the Read more about Brunch Bite VIDEO: The best piece of financial advice we’ve ever received[…]

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Brunch Bite VIDEO: How to truly become financially independent

Dyalekt and I were lucky to celebrate Canada’s Independence Day in Canada and America’s Independence Day in America this year. So we thought we do a video on how to become financially independent! Watch this quick video on the number one way to create financial independence and be in control of your money: We’ve done a number of Read more about Brunch Bite VIDEO: How to truly become financially independent[…]

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Brunch Bite VIDEO – Don’t Let Anyone Define Your Grind

Dyalekt and I celebrated Juneteenth last week in Ashland, OR, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In honor of the celebration, we shot a video on the economics of fried chicken and watermelon and why it’s so important to let no one (NO ONE) define your grind: There is no such thing as what an entrepreneur Read more about Brunch Bite VIDEO – Don’t Let Anyone Define Your Grind[…]

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Brunch Bite VIDEO – How to talk to your honey about money

Last week, Dyalekt and I did a couples & money workshop for Levo League in San Francisco and shot a video with a quick tip on talking to your honey about money: We’ve run into some alarming stats when it comes to talking to your partner about each other’s finances, including this one from the Read more about Brunch Bite VIDEO – How to talk to your honey about money[…]