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37 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Episode 43: Is Rome Burning Yet?
In this episode we discuss similarities between the US and the Roman empire. We take a time machine back to 1910 and Jekyll Island to talk about the origins of the fed. What can we learn about Rome's debasing of their currency? What impacts will hyperinflation have on the US?
38 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Episode 42: The NEW Green New Deal
In this episode we take a dive into the newest spending spree by Washington. A new, fancy $3.5 TRILLION package. What is in it? How are they going to pay for it? Are they going to pay for it? What is the need for this new spending if everything is going so well? We discuss it and find out the implications of what it means going forward.
35 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Episode 41: The Rent is too Damn Free
The rent moratorium has ended! Are the results surprising? How many people are in jeopardy of losing their homes? What is the federal government doing about it? Who stands to lose out on this deal? Tune in and find out!
41 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Episode 40: Yes, You Should Be Concerned About Inflation
In this episode we spend some time talking about the recent narrative of "Transitory Inflation". What does that mean? What causes inflation? Who is going to suffer the most from reckless monetary policy? Here is a hint...it isn't the rich! Tune in and check it out!
38 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Episode 39: Covid Winners Have Been Chosen. You Are Not One
In this episode we talk about who the winners were coming out of lockdowns. How did the US monetary policy impact Wall Street and who benefited? Who were the losers? Covid policy created a new class of billionaires. How did they get rich? Where did they get their money from? Tune in and find out! Show Notes: Wall Street minted 56 new billionaires since the pandemic began — but many families are left behind https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/wall-street-s-best-year-ever-why-pandemic-has-been-n1252512 Meet The 40 New Billionaires Who Got Rich Fighting Covid-19 https://www.forbes.com/sites/giacomotognini/2021/04/06/meet-the-40-new-billionaires-who-got-rich-fighting-covid-19/?sh=2760367117e5
34 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Episode 38: The Federal Government Owns Your State...Even You Texas
In this episode we take a look at the most recently passed infrastructure bill and how it compares to the previously discussed one, along with the idea that somehow this bill will actually reduce the US debt. Then we go down the rabbit hole and look at federal funding for the states. How do they get it? What is it tied to? What does the federal government want in return? Tune in and find out! Show Notes: House passes $760 billion transportation and water bill, making its pitch on infrastructure https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2021/06/30/house-transportation-infrastructure-bill/ Biden’s infrastructure plan would cut U.S. debt and slightly increase economic growth, Wharton study finds https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/30/biden-infrastructure-plan-would-cut-us-debt-add-to-gdp-wharton-study.html Four Times the Government Held Highway Funding Hostage https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/07/four-times-the-government-held-highway-funding-hostage/454167/
35 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Episode 37: Your Top Priority: Don't Be Poor
In this episode we take a look at the impacts of lockdowns on the different wage earning groups in the country. Who has most negatively been impacted? What is the outlook for the future? What can we do to help mitigate the negative outcomes? All of this and more! Don't forget to like and subscribe! Show Notes: Twitter: https://twitter.com/FinEssentials New Harvard Data (Accidentally) Reveal How Lockdowns Crushed the Working Class While Leaving Elites Unscathed https://fee.org/articles/new-harvard-data-accidentally-reveal-how-lockdowns-crushed-the-working-class-while-leaving-elites-unscathed/ Unemployed Households Can Earn $25/Hour on Welfare in 21 States, New Study Finds https://fee.org/articles/unemployed-households-can-earn-25hour-on-welfare-in-21-states-new-study-finds/
72 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Episode 36: Trading Crypto and You W/Scott & Kobra Trading
I had the pleasure to talk with Scott from Kobra Trading about trading crypto currencies. Scott has taken a very honest and practical approach to trading and has helped me and many others learn and understand the space. Is it too late to get in? How would someone get started? What signals and metrics does he find valuable? How do you wade through the poor information and scammers. Scott answers all of these and more! Show Notes: Scott's Twitter: https://twitter.com/kobratrading Site: https://www.kobra-trading.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/kobratrading BTC Tracker: https://aggr.trade/
36 minutes | May 27, 2021
Episode 35: How to Fill Up a Car With a Bag of Gas
In this episode we talk about the recent Colonial Pipeline hack. What kind of shortages did it create? Who was impacted by it? Did it cause any price gouging? What is price gouging? Is price gouging bad or does it have some advantages?
76 minutes | May 21, 2021
Episode 34: The Economics of War w/Scott Horton
In this episode, the famous author and foreign policy guru Scott Horton dispels the myth that war is good for the country and the economy. We discuss the waste and fraud of the "War on Terror" and the costs that we pay so that the government can continue it's world empire. We learn that it all boils down to one thing....one historical figure is responsible for it all.... Show notes: The Libertarian Institute: https://libertarianinstitute.org/event/ Antiwar.com: https://antiwar.com/ Purchase "Enough Already" here: https://operationlibertas.com/product/enough-already/ Scott's Twitter: https://twitter.com/scotthortonshow Scott's Podcast: https://scotthorton.org/
35 minutes | May 13, 2021
Episode 33: You're Not Entitled to a "Living Wage"
In this episode we take a look at the April jobs report, a very underwhelming number. What do the jobs numbers represent? What do they mean? We talk about enhanced unemployment benefits and how they can disrupt labor markets. Then we take a look at what a living wage is. Can it be defined? Tune in and find out! Twitter: https://twitter.com/FinEssentials Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danny_hudsontn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FinanceEssentialsLLC Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOspytukXYXcOTVCubR_yQQ/
60 minutes | May 7, 2021
Episode 32: Clint from Liberty Lockdown
In this episode we talk to rising podcast star and self made entrepreneur Clint, from the Liberty Lockdown podcast. We talk about how he got started and how his show has evolved. We get Clint's take on the future of economy and why it's important for the liberty community to be successful. Show Notes: Clint's Twitter: https://twitter.com/LibertyLockPod Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CrmWestwood Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/libertylockdown/
33 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Episode 31: Biden's Bake Sale
In this episode we analyze the latest move by Biden where he talks about doubling the capital gains taxes. What are capital gains taxes? Who is impacted by this decision? Why should we care? What is the money going to be used for? There are lots of questions, and I've got answers! Here is a link to the show's Youtube, please subscribe and help us hit 300 so we can share some awesome prizes! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOspytukXYXcOTVCubR_yQQ
35 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Episode 30: Why You Can't Afford to Buy a House
How many homes are currently for sale in the US? Why have we seen such a sharp increase in the price of homes over the last several months? What has been the historic trend of house prices over the last several decades? We take a deep dive into the housing market and what is causing this dramatic rise in home valuations. Like and share if you get some value out of it! Show notes: Twitter: twitter.com/FinEssentials Facebook: www.facebook.com/FinanceEssentialsLLC LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/finance-essentials Instagram: www.instagram.com/danny_hudsontn/
35 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Episode 29: Make Mall Rats Great Again
In this episode we discuss the recent study from UBS that says 80,000 more retail businesses will close by 2026. Where do we stand now that the economy is *hopefully* opening back up again. What will malls look like in the future? Who and what businesses have fallen to the wayside? What have businesses learned and how have they pivoted? We ask similar questions about the food service industry and how they've evolved in the past year. Listen and learn with the rest of us! Subscribe and Share! Show Notes: Twitter: https://twitter.com/FinEssentials Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FinanceEssentialsLLC LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/finance-essentials Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danny_hudsontn/
40 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Episode 28: What About the Roads?!
In this episode, we break down the latest "infrastructure" plan by the Biden administration. What do they hope to achieve? How are they defining infrastructure? How do they claim to pay for it? Who does it help? Who does it hurt. We go into all of this and more! Tune in and give it a share :) Follow Us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/FinEssentials Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FinanceEssentialsLLC LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/finance-essentials Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danny_hudsontn/ Show Notes: Biden Is Covering Up True Price Tag of Infrastructure Plan, Experts Warn https://fee.org/articles/biden-is-covering-up-true-price-tag-of-infrastructure-plan-experts-warn/ Biden Administration Retracts Claim That $2.25 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Would Create 19 Million Jobs https://reason.com/2021/04/06/biden-administration-retracts-claim-that-2-25-trillion-infrastructure-plan-would-create-19-million-jobs/ Why Does American Infrastructure Cost More and Take Longer To Build Than It Used To? https://reason.com/2021/03/25/why-does-american-infrastructure-cost-more-and-take-longer-to-build-than-it-used-to/ Joe Biden wants to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure and jobs. These 4 charts show where the money would go. https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/politics/2021/04/01/2-trillion-infrastructure-bill-charts-detail-bidens-plan/4820227001/
38 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Episode 27: Mayor Pete's Tax the Poor Plan
In this episode we talk about Mayor Pete's suggestion of a vehicle mileage tax. Why are they trying to pass it? Who does it impact? We also discuss some other taxes that people act are a good thing but only hurt one segment of our population. Show Notes: State Gas Tax Rates https://taxfoundation.org/state-gas-tax-rates-2020/ Long Commutes are Awful, Especially for the Poor https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/06/long-commutes-are-awful-especially-for-the-poor/395519/ SugarTaxes are Ineffective, Evidence Shows https://www.theamericanconsumer.org/2019/06/sugar-taxes-are-ineffective-evidence-shows/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FinEssentials Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FinanceEssentialsLLC LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/finance-essentials Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danny_hudsontn/
35 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Episode 26: Andrew Yang Said What??
In this episode we take a look at a recent Andrew Yang quote that blew me away. Then we take that quote and do a bit of a deep dive into the American Criminal System. What does it look like? How many people are there? How big of a problem are private prisons? Tune in and don't forget to subscribe and share! Show Notes: Twitter: https://twitter.com/FinEssentials Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FinanceEssentialsLLC LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/finance-essentials Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danny_hudsontn/ https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/pie2020.html
37 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Episode 25: What Does $1400 Really Cost You?
In this episode we take a deep dive into the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan. You'll get $1400 but what is the actual cost? Who is really making out? Where is the money really going? These are questions that we answer on today's show. Show notes: https://taxfoundation.org/state-and-local-aid-american-rescue-plan/
53 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Episode 24: Billy Lane of Choppers Inc
Special interview this week! Billy Lane has become one of the most famous chopper builders in the world through decades of experience in creating custom motorcycles and appearing on various tv shows such as Biker Build Off. We talk about how he got into the industry as a kid, what fame brought him, and what he sees as the future for himself. It was an honor to speak to such a legend. Show Notes: Billy's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChoppersInc Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/choppers.inc/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN_HcuuqfikHUFoM-ilpQBA
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