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Strategies for your financial future. Complex topics made simple and actionable, so when it comes to your money, you're making smart decisions. The following program is sponsored by JT Financial Group which is solely responsible for its content. Securities offered through J.W. Cole Financial, Inc. (JWC) Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory Services offered through J.W. Cole Advisors, Inc. (JWCA)JT Financial Group and JWC/ JWCA are unaffiliated entities.
 
Have you considered the lasting impact you’re having on our world? Would you like to Amplify that impact? Welcome to the Amplify podcast where we talk with today’s non-profits and discover how they are making a difference and how you can do the same. With your hosts: Financial Advisor - Josh Tirado and Attorney - David Morgan
 
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Josh: This is Josh Tirado. And on this episode of making smart decisions, we are going to touch on umbrella insurance. So let me dive into the ever-exciting fun world of property and casualty insurance said no one ever. Auto insurance, homeowners, insurance, renter's insurance. These are things that are necessities. [00:01:54]And oftentimes people …
 
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah and Frank Mugisha are two powerhouse LGBTQ human rights activists. Phyll, who has been a guest on the show before, is the co-founder and executive director of UK Black Pride, Europe’s largest pride celebration for LGBTQ people of colour, and the executive director of Kaleidoscope Trust, the UK-based charity working to uphold the …
 
Tobi Ajala is the founder of TechTee, a complete lifecycle digital agency that specialises in software development and design within fashion and luxury industries. And Yasmina Kone is Senior Partnerships Manager at Beam – the world’s first crowdfunding platform for homeless people. We came together at Black Tech Fest 2021 to explore navigating and …
 
WEBB Squared provides a framework of services for Black entrepreneurs that features a power-shifting approach to growth by providing the following cornerstones of service: 1. Paradigm Shifting Re-Orientation 2. Collaboration with leaders who share our values of unity and interdependence and that prioritizes relationship building. 3. Attracting Equi…
 
Beginning in 2015, the 4th Down Foundation served as a motivational speaking program for high schools, focusing on tools for prevention of harmful behaviors in order to preserve career potential and reduce rates of substance abuse. But they realized their foundation could be more effective by focusing our time and energy on building sustainable lea…
 
“A part of each of us, our essence, is timeless, has never been harmed, and carries a dream it is waiting for us to bring into the world.” These are words from my guest today, Langston Kahn, whose new book, Deep Liberation, brings together the shamanic wisdom of ancient spirituality with the needs and demands of modern-day life— he wants to help us…
 
Koritha Mitchell is a firebrand and one of my favourite people to follow on Twitter. She’s Professor of English at Ohio State University and the author of two books: Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship; and From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture. Among m…
 
Dr Francesca Sobande is an author and academic whose book, The Digital Lives of Black Women in Britain, explores the myriad ways Black women in Britain thrive, influence and are erased as they navigate social media platforms. We discuss disentangling a distinct digital experience for Black women in Britain, her ongoing interest in borders, citizens…
 
Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu wants us to unleash our imaginations. A playwright, actor and director of Ghanaian heritage and raised in South London, he’s committed to telling stories that are wild, seasoned and passionate. He’s the director of a new play, For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy, in which six young Black men m…
 
Josh Tirado: [00:00:20] Welcome to the making smart decisions podcast. I'm your host, Josh Toronto. And today, we're gonna touch on the importance of a financial advisor. If you're getting divorced now, this advice applies equally to both men and women, but in my 22 years of experience, I believe that men need to heed this advice even more. [00:01:…
 
Josh Tirado: [00:00:20] Welcome to making smart decisions podcast. I'm your host, Josh Tirado, and today we are discussing a very fun topic. The topic of what do clients like the most? In a recent survey of my clients, the number one and number two items they liked the most and why one was the educational aspect. Where we take complex things, make …
 
Josh Tirado: [00:00:20] Welcome to the making smart decisions podcast. I'm your host, Josh Toronto. And today, we are discussing pensions. Is it a sheep, or is it the Wolf? Or is it just a Wolf in sheep's clothing? Let me jump into the pension thing here and try to delineate a little bit. [00:01:19] When I am talking about pensions. I am talking ab…
 
Josh Tirado: [00:00:20] Welcome to the making smart decisions podcast. I'm your host, Josh Tirado, and today we're going to discuss sequence risk or sequence of return risk or something that sounds really boring and dumb and not useful to you. But in reality, it is actually a major major risk to your retirement and your investments. [00:01:26]That'…
 
Lazarus Lynch is the multi-hyphenate artist behind Busy Being Black’s theme music. He’s a dear friend and someone I share a spiritual connection with, and I admire so much his ability to harness his creativity to create spaces, moments and music in the world that nourish, heal, provoke and soothe. Our conversation is a meditative exploration of our…
 
Content warning: This episode explores imprisonment, police brutality, homicide, sexual violence and mental illness. Please listen with care. I believe in the abolition of prisons, and while I’m still learning about imagining and building societies that prioritise care, restorative justice, and people over profit-making, I know that we should not b…
 
Joe: Hello, and welcome to the show. My name is Joe Woolworth. I produce the making smart decisions podcast with Josh Tirado. I'm here today with Josh Tirado and David Morgan. The founders of the Amplify program that we are going to learn about today. [00:00:31] So let's get started, guys. Josh, tell me a little bit about Amplify. [00:00:35]Josh: S…
 
Josh: Welcome to the making smart decisions podcast. I'm your host, Josh Toronto. And today, we're going to cover 401k help that you actually want. So most people would classify their 401k help as discussing it at work with their coworkers. Hey, what are you doing? This is what I'm doing. Hey, how was your return? [00:01:45] Hey, what fund are you …
 
Josh: Welcome to the making smart decisions podcast. I'm Josh Tirado. And today, we are covering donor-advised funds. Hold on, stop. Don't roll your eyes. Don't go to sleep. A donor-advised funds. It doesn't sound fun, right? Ooh. What's yeah, I'm gonna move on. [00:01:42] Don't move on. Listen to me for a second. . Donor-advised fund is the overre…
 
Josh: Welcome to the making smart decisions podcast. This is Josh Tirado, and today we are covering things that don't make financial sense, but they make wonderful sense for you. So I'm calling this version this snippet emotional sense over financial sense. [00:01:46] And this is going to be a brief storytime, but follow me on this for just a minut…
 
20 MSD tactical practical Josh: Welcome to the making smart decisions podcast. I'm your host, Josh Tirado. And today we will be briefly discussing our proprietary investment strategy called practical tactical. This is something we came up with a number of years ago, and this is the investment strategy. We follow at JT Financial Group. This is our t…
 
Josh: Welcome to the making smart decisions podcast. I'm Josh Toronto. And today, we're opening with a quote from Mike Tyson. Mike Tyson famously said everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. This was in response to a reporter's question regarding whether or not he was worried about fighting Evander Holyfield. [00:01:47] There's a l…
 
Ted Brown is one of our most important and formidable elders. He's an activist and change maker, who’s been fighting for the rights of black and LGBTQ people for over 50 years. An original member of the Gay Liberation Front, Ted was instrumental in organising the UK’s first pride March through London. He’s been at the forefront of campaigns to dema…
 
I’m in conversation today with Shiloh Coke, a composer, musician, actor and writer who stars in a new audio play called recognition. In it, she voices Song, a Black woman composer who stumbles upon the work of Afro-English composer and conductor Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. The play, and their conversation across space and time, asks important question…
 
How do we honour the forgotten, whose work was once celebrated, and who gets to decide which work stands the test of time? These are questions we’re asked to consider in a new audio play called recognition, which explores the story and legacy of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – an Afro-English composer and conductor born in London in 1875. The play brings…
 
One of my favourite quotes is from Civil Rights icon Bayard Rustin, who said the proof that one truly believes is in action — and there are few who embody Bayard’s words as wholly and unapologetically as Abdul-Aliy Muhammad (they/them). An organiser and activist born and raised in West Philadelphia, Abdul-Aliy has grown into a firebrand. Whether st…
 
Content warning: Today’s conversation includes references to sexual violence. Please listen with care. I caught up with Taitu Heron in December 2020, as a way of bringing to a close a difficult year with one of my favourite people. Taitu is a development specialist, human rights advocate, scholar and performance poet and we first met in St Lucia in…
 
“Let yourself unlearn everything you thought you knew about yourself” is one of the many important life lessons George M. Johnson shares with young readers in their new book, All Boys Aren’t Blue. George calls the book a memoir-manifesto and in it, they grapple with sexuality, gender identity, assault, consent and Black joy – and I found it to be a…
 
Josh: Hi, I'm Josh Tirado. And on this episode of Making Smart Decisions Podcast, we are going to touch on the emergency fund. What is it in? Do you need one? Most financial advice starts with the basis of you should have an emergency fund. And a lot of people just view that as a savings type account and yes, you should absolutely have that it migh…
 
You're listening to making smart decisions with Josh Tirado. Today's topic is what questions to ask when you're interviewing a financial advisor. So essentially, I'm giving you the questions to ask when you're interviewing me. Here's what to ask me when I'm trying out for the job of being your advisor; I started this off because this is a very, ver…
 
You're listening to making smart decisions with Josh Tirado. Today's topic is the backdoor Roth IRA. In the last year to the backdoor Roth IRA, concept has gained popularity. If you Google it, you will find a number of articles online, explaining and detailing the backdoor Roth IRA. And also a lot of times it's. [00:02:04] Heavily sprinkled with th…
 
You're listening to making smart decisions with Josh Tirado, and today's topic is life insurance and marijuana. before you start going into your preconceived notions of this topic of life insurance and marijuana, let me start with a quote from a very old hall of fame baseball player, Yogi bear. He was asked once, what is the best type of life insur…
 
My conversation this week is with queer Black poet and storyteller Jubi Arriola-Headley. Among his altogether brilliant debut collection of poetry is the tremendous "Every God Is a Slowly Dying Sun" — a heartbreaking reflection on Jubi’s relationship with the late poet Craig G Harris. original kink is available now from Sibling Rivalry Press. About…
 
I have fallen in love with the poetry of Jubi Arriola-Headley. Exploring themes of manhood, vulnerability, rage, tenderness and joy, his work speaks such truth to those of us reckoning with who we’ve been and who we want to be. Jubi is a queer Black poet and storyteller and his debut collection is called original kink. Our conversation explores his…
 
Josh Tirado: I'm Josh Tirado. And you're listening to making smart decisions. Today's topic. I want to discuss the fiduciary standard and how that applies to financial advisors in this segment. I'm also going to discuss my personal experience and how this plays into my practice, but please know that this is a very touchy subject. [00:02:02] The sta…
 
Today I’m in conversation with one of our elders, Jeffrey Pickering. Born and raised in Barbados, he moved to the UK at 16 to pursue further education. He went on to become a nurse and cardiac physiologist and shared his life with his partner Michael for 36 years, until Michael’s passing in 2011. Jeffrey spoke to me about his reverence for his moth…
 
Welcome to making smart decisions with Josh Tirado. Today's topic is investing in 2020 and beyond the survival of the fittest. Now, if you think back to school and learning about the survival of the fittest, but I imagine it is a lion running across a Prairie, tackling another weak animal, and having lunch. And if that's not what you imagine it is …
 
Professor Therí Alyce Pickens is Full Professor of English at Bates College, and her newest book, Black Madness :: Mad Blackness, has done nothing short of set me alight. In it, she explores the relationship between Blackness and disability, showing how Black speculative and science fiction authors craft new worlds that reimagine the intersection o…
 
This is Josh Tirado. You're listening to Making Smart Decisions. And this episode, we're going to touch on longterm care insurance. So when it comes to the topic of longterm care insurance, there has become more public acceptance recently, but for a very long time, People did not want to discuss longterm care insurance. [00:02:00] They would actual…
 
Josh Tirado: A topic that comes up very often. Is college savings? No, specifically, 529 plans. When I look on social media, on Facebook, on LinkedIn, within my neighborhood groups and a lot of affiliate groups that I'm in, that topic comes up often where people are looking for help with that looking for professionals to work with somebody when it …
 
Josh Tirado: hi, I'm -Josh Tirado, and you're listening to making smart decisions today. [00:01:46] We're going to jump into the topic of 401ks. I like to start with when I meet with new clients is the discussion around don't take my advice at face value. I want to discuss this with you. I want to discuss. The strategy, why the strategy works for y…
 
As part of this special series funded by the European Cultural Foundation, I’m delighted to be working with artist and activist Isaiah Lopaz to share exclusive first-listens to his new project, Anthology/Appendix. Anthology/Appendix is a multimedia project centred around queer Black fiction and includes readings, rituals, discussions and performanc…
 
In this final episode in this series supported by the European Cultural Foundation, I'm in conversation with Dr S Chelvan, a globally recognised legal expert on refugee and human rights claims based on sexual or gender identity and expression. His Difference, Stigma, Shame and Harm (‘DSSH’) model is a positive tool to determine an LGBTQ asylum clai…
 
As part of this special series funded by the European Cultural Foundation, I’m delighted to be working with artist and activist Isaiah Lopaz to share exclusive first-listens to his new project, Anthology/Appendix. Anthology/Appendix is a multimedia project centred around queer Black fiction and includes readings, rituals, discussions and performanc…
 
Professor Fatima El-Tayeb is professor of Literature and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Her work deconstructs structural racism in “colorblind” Europe and centers strategies of resistance among racialized communities. She’s the author of three books, was active in Black feminist, migrant and queer of colour organisations…
 
Today’s conversation is with iki azaid funes, a Venezuelan migrant and anti-racist activist currently seeking international protection in Spain. She’s a survivor of Covid-19, and her experience fighting Covid-19 and the regime of white supremacy in Europe offers important insights to help us all understand how people like iki, and many in our commu…
 
As part of this special series funded by the European Cultural Foundation, I’m delighted to be working with artist and activist Isaiah Lopaz to share exclusive first-listens to his new project, Anthology/Appendix. Anthology/Appendix is a multimedia project centred around queer Black fiction and includes readings, rituals, discussions and performanc…
 
My conversation today is with artist, author, legal scholar and activist Olave Nduwanje. Working across anti-racism, LGBTQ rights, anti-capitalism and disability movements, Olave brings to this conversation a wonderfully expansive understanding of Blackness, queerness and trans identities. Olave calls us to an understanding of Blackness that is cap…
 
As part of this special series funded by the European Cultural Foundation, I’m delighted to be working with artist and activist Isaiah Lopaz to share exclusive first-listens to his new project, Anthology Appendix – a multimedia project centred around queer Black fiction which includes readings, rituals, discussions and performances. Today's story i…
 
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