Money on The Table, Season 2 overview

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A few years ago, we had a wild and crazy idea.

We’d enjoyed so many amazing meals with some of our favorite personal finance friends that we wanted to share those intimate moments with the world. Our original plan was to invite them to our home, cook a meal inspired by them, record and share the dinner experience for the world to see. It would allow people to both learn how to cook something unique and see the candid side of someone they admire. In hindsight, it was a clear rip from the Netflix series, Comedians in a Car Getting Coffee hosted by Jerry Seinfeld. Except, in our case, we were cooking instead of driving around town in a dorky vintage car.

Obviously, in 2020, the risk of contracting and/or spreading COVID-19 prohibited our original idea from happening but we were still able to produce and distribute what we ultimately called Money on the Table. As the idea began to crystallize, we realized it was more clear what we didn’t want it to be than what we did. To be specific, we didn’t want to replicate what so many other voices in the personal finance space were doing. By that, we mean, we didn’t want to speak directly to the camera and we didn’t want to focus on “teaching”. We believed then, like we do now, that

  1. Most people don’t wake up wanting to learn about money
  2. Being entertaining and insightful was more influential than presenting yourself as the expert
  3. People are financially savvier than most personal finance experts and finance media give them credit for

Our plan was to reach people who were outside the range typically reached by the echo chamber that is personal finance online. To make people who wouldn’t typically click on financial content think twice about ignoring it.

We imagined a world where people would casually have “personal finance content” casually streaming in the background like they do food, travel or sports television. A world where people were just as intrigued about a financial concept as they may have been about visiting some foreign country, learning useless information about their favorite musician or another hot take on which athlete is the best of all time. A world where Black culture was treated with the respect, intellect and dignity it deserves.

And rather than wait around for big media or other platforms to do it, we decided to create it ourselves. Click To Tweet

What’s different about Money on the Table Season 2

This season will be completely different than Season 1. First, there will be no cooking by Julien. We know this will likely upset a few of the die hard season 1 fans but we hope the other aspects of Season 2 make up for what we’ve taken away. Second, we’re taking the show on the road. This season, we’re getting out of the house entirely and showcasing our hometown of Atlanta as well as Houston, Tulsa, New York City and Oakland. .

For a taste of what the original concept is like, checkout this special clip we shot for Facebook to celebrate Juneteenth (June 2021)

Third and likely our favorite surprise of this season is we’re showcasing and supporting small businesses. When we first found the FIRE movement, we didn’t anticipate it would tug on our entrepreneurial heart strings the way it did. There’s just something about having options and the freedom to choose your life’s direction that makes you believe a little bit more in your crazy ideas. So we’re celebrating all the other big-thinkers and risk-takers who’ve found the courage to invest in themselves. Given we’re so passionate about supporting minority-owned businesses, we’re thrilled to use our platform to shine the light on them.

Who are we meeting with in this season of Money on the Table

We consider ourselves incredibly lucky that so many people were willing to join us this season. As you might imagine, it was not easy to confirm vaccinations, align schedules, organize reservations with restaurants, travel, lodging and more. And there were certainly some hiccups along the way, but looking back, we couldn’t have asked for a better group of guests. Here’s who you can expect to see:

Episode 1: We meetup with four of our friends for a barbecue brunch at Lake & Oak BBQ to discuss how moving to a lower cost of living city impacted their financial lives. Two of them (Ronnie and Jacqueline) have moved here from Chicago; one (Troy) moved here from New York City and the other (Mike) has lived here for over twenty years.

Episode 2: We visit Kiersten’s hometown of Houston, TX and dine at Lucille’s with Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, Earl Cox, Rob Lee and Reshawn Lee. The conversation is about role modeling and the importance of estate planning in building and preserving generational wealth.

Episode 3: We meetup with two couples for a picnic in Grant Park. One couple (Shannel and Anwar) run a rapidly growing events planning and decor business outside Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The other couple (Richard and Dana) run a BBQ and cupcake operation and are in the growth phase of their journey. The conversation is largely about managing family while growing a business, faith and what it really takes to turn an idea into a side hustle and eventually a thriving business.

Episode 4: We visit Tulsa, OK to commemorate the centennial of the Black Wall Street Massacre. We’re there with author and financial planner, Kevin Matthews II, a native to Tulsa to talk about the event, why it’s so important to recognize and the importance of investing as a vehicle to uplift our community. While there, we dine at a delicious Caribbean restaurant; Sisserous.

Episode 5: We visit Julien’s hometown of New York City and enjoy ice cream at Sugar Hill Creamery in Harlem. While there, we meetup with some of the leading voices in the personal finance space (Jamila Souffrant, Yanely Espinal and Carmen Perez) to talk about womanhood, diversity and the personal finance community as a whole

Episode 6: We travel to Oakland, CA under the backdrop of big tech completely changing the landscape of the city. While there, we dine at Alamar with Berna Anat, Naseema McElroy, Marcus and Shyra Murrey to discuss diversity, tech and the future of money.

Like season 1, there will also be several bonus clips and extended scenes throughout the season.

Where and when can you expect each episode to be released

Like Season 1, this will be a rather fluid season but we are scheduled to release episode 1 on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. From there, we’ll aim to release full episodes on a weekly basis with a few breaks in between. This is to give each episode a chance to breathe and viewers a chance to absorb them all since each episode ranges from approximately 30 – 40 minutes in length. As you can imagine, it’s a lot to edit, produce and promote and we’d really like to make sure we’re doing the best job we can. Like season one, each episode will have a dedicated landing page to allow you to dig deeper, get to know the guests a bit more or dive into a particular topic.

Lastly, each episode will be published on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram (IGTV) in full. So if you don’t already, be sure to follow, like and/or subscribe to those social media platforms.

How you can help us

We’re not one to beg, but if you can’t tell from the trailer below…we put A LOT into this season.

In fact, we spend over 3X what we spent last year to produce this series. To be clear, we did this because last year was incredibly impactful. When we think about all the attempts we’ve made over the years to shape and change people’s financial behaviors to include blogs, podcasts, book recommendations, debates and more; few have been more powerful than Money on the Table. We’ve received countless notes from people who said they watched an episode with a partner, husband or parent and it pushed them to take a bold action.

We want more of that and so we’re asking you to help support it. Specifically, we need likes, shares, comments, views and retweets wherever and whenever you see it. While it may not mean much to you, those are the metrics brand sponsors care about and a few have helped us fund this season. And if we’re being completely transparent, those are the things networks pay attention too as well. Some of you have already commented that this is Netflix quality stuff and we couldn’t agree more.

Honestly, we’ve already been in touch with a handful of network execs over the last year or so, but to date, we’ve not made any formal agreements. So if you like this type of content, this level of production and want to see more of it, help us, serve you by sharing Money on the Table with as many people as you can. We can’t wait to share what’s in store over the coming weeks and thank you all for the support so far.

Julien & Kiersten

richandregular

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Advertiser Disclosure: rich & REGULAR is a member of affiliate marketing programs and may receive commission in exchange for promoting products and services.

A few years ago, we had a wild and crazy idea.

We’d enjoyed so many amazing meals with some of our favorite personal finance friends that we wanted to share those intimate moments with the world. Our original plan was to invite them to our home, cook a meal inspired by them, record and share the dinner experience for the world to see. It would allow people to both learn how to cook something unique and see the candid side of someone they admire. In hindsight, it was a clear rip from the Netflix series, Comedians in a Car Getting Coffee hosted by Jerry Seinfeld. Except, in our case, we were cooking instead of driving around town in a dorky vintage car.

Obviously, in 2020, the risk of contracting and/or spreading COVID-19 prohibited our original idea from happening but we were still able to produce and distribute what we ultimately called Money on the Table. As the idea began to crystallize, we realized it was more clear what we didn’t want it to be than what we did. To be specific, we didn’t want to replicate what so many other voices in the personal finance space were doing. By that, we mean, we didn’t want to speak directly to the camera and we didn’t want to focus on “teaching”. We believed then, like we do now, that

  1. Most people don’t wake up wanting to learn about money
  2. Being entertaining and insightful was more influential than presenting yourself as the expert
  3. People are financially savvier than most personal finance experts and finance media give them credit for

Our plan was to reach people who were outside the range typically reached by the echo chamber that is personal finance online. To make people who wouldn’t typically click on financial content think twice about ignoring it.

We imagined a world where people would casually have “personal finance content” casually streaming in the background like they do food, travel or sports television. A world where people were just as intrigued about a financial concept as they may have been about visiting some foreign country, learning useless information about their favorite musician or another hot take on which athlete is the best of all time. A world where Black culture was treated with the respect, intellect and dignity it deserves.

And rather than wait around for big media or other platforms to do it, we decided to create it ourselves. Click To Tweet

What’s different about Money on the Table Season 2

This season will be completely different than Season 1. First, there will be no cooking by Julien. We know this will likely upset a few of the die hard season 1 fans but we hope the other aspects of Season 2 make up for what we’ve taken away. Second, we’re taking the show on the road. This season, we’re getting out of the house entirely and showcasing our hometown of Atlanta as well as Houston, Tulsa, New York City and Oakland. .

For a taste of what the original concept is like, checkout this special clip we shot for Facebook to celebrate Juneteenth (June 2021)

Third and likely our favorite surprise of this season is we’re showcasing and supporting small businesses. When we first found the FIRE movement, we didn’t anticipate it would tug on our entrepreneurial heart strings the way it did. There’s just something about having options and the freedom to choose your life’s direction that makes you believe a little bit more in your crazy ideas. So we’re celebrating all the other big-thinkers and risk-takers who’ve found the courage to invest in themselves. Given we’re so passionate about supporting minority-owned businesses, we’re thrilled to use our platform to shine the light on them.

Who are we meeting with in this season of Money on the Table

We consider ourselves incredibly lucky that so many people were willing to join us this season. As you might imagine, it was not easy to confirm vaccinations, align schedules, organize reservations with restaurants, travel, lodging and more. And there were certainly some hiccups along the way, but looking back, we couldn’t have asked for a better group of guests. Here’s who you can expect to see:

Episode 1: We meetup with four of our friends for a barbecue brunch at Lake & Oak BBQ to discuss how moving to a lower cost of living city impacted their financial lives. Two of them (Ronnie and Jacqueline) have moved here from Chicago; one (Troy) moved here from New York City and the other (Mike) has lived here for over twenty years.

Episode 2: We visit Kiersten’s hometown of Houston, TX and dine at Lucille’s with Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, Earl Cox, Rob Lee and Reshawn Lee. The conversation is about role modeling and the importance of estate planning in building and preserving generational wealth.

Episode 3: We meetup with two couples for a picnic in Grant Park. One couple (Shannel and Anwar) run a rapidly growing events planning and decor business outside Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The other couple (Richard and Dana) run a BBQ and cupcake operation and are in the growth phase of their journey. The conversation is largely about managing family while growing a business, faith and what it really takes to turn an idea into a side hustle and eventually a thriving business.

Episode 4: We visit Tulsa, OK to commemorate the centennial of the Black Wall Street Massacre. We’re there with author and financial planner, Kevin Matthews II, a native to Tulsa to talk about the event, why it’s so important to recognize and the importance of investing as a vehicle to uplift our community. While there, we dine at a delicious Caribbean restaurant; Sisserous.

Episode 5: We visit Julien’s hometown of New York City and enjoy ice cream at Sugar Hill Creamery in Harlem. While there, we meetup with some of the leading voices in the personal finance space (Jamila Souffrant, Yanely Espinal and Carmen Perez) to talk about womanhood, diversity and the personal finance community as a whole

Episode 6: We travel to Oakland, CA under the backdrop of big tech completely changing the landscape of the city. While there, we dine at Alamar with Berna Anat, Naseema McElroy, Marcus and Shyra Murrey to discuss diversity, tech and the future of money.

Like season 1, there will also be several bonus clips and extended scenes throughout the season.

Where and when can you expect each episode to be released

Like Season 1, this will be a rather fluid season but we are scheduled to release episode 1 on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. From there, we’ll aim to release full episodes on a weekly basis with a few breaks in between. This is to give each episode a chance to breathe and viewers a chance to absorb them all since each episode ranges from approximately 30 – 40 minutes in length. As you can imagine, it’s a lot to edit, produce and promote and we’d really like to make sure we’re doing the best job we can. Like season one, each episode will have a dedicated landing page to allow you to dig deeper, get to know the guests a bit more or dive into a particular topic.

Lastly, each episode will be published on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram (IGTV) in full. So if you don’t already, be sure to follow, like and/or subscribe to those social media platforms.

How you can help us

We’re not one to beg, but if you can’t tell from the trailer below…we put A LOT into this season.

In fact, we spend over 3X what we spent last year to produce this series. To be clear, we did this because last year was incredibly impactful. When we think about all the attempts we’ve made over the years to shape and change people’s financial behaviors to include blogs, podcasts, book recommendations, debates and more; few have been more powerful than Money on the Table. We’ve received countless notes from people who said they watched an episode with a partner, husband or parent and it pushed them to take a bold action.

We want more of that and so we’re asking you to help support it. Specifically, we need likes, shares, comments, views and retweets wherever and whenever you see it. While it may not mean much to you, those are the metrics brand sponsors care about and a few have helped us fund this season. And if we’re being completely transparent, those are the things networks pay attention too as well. Some of you have already commented that this is Netflix quality stuff and we couldn’t agree more.

Honestly, we’ve already been in touch with a handful of network execs over the last year or so, but to date, we’ve not made any formal agreements. So if you like this type of content, this level of production and want to see more of it, help us, serve you by sharing Money on the Table with as many people as you can. We can’t wait to share what’s in store over the coming weeks and thank you all for the support so far.

Julien & Kiersten

richandregular

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