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The Marketplace is a weekly podcast posted every Sunday and hosted by Priest Willis, Sr. The podcast is created with you in mind and talks with a variety of industries such as education, business, sports, comedy, entrepreneurship and more!
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The Marketplace is a weekly podcast posted every Sunday and hosted by Priest Willis, Sr. The podcast is created with you in mind and talks with a variety of industry leaders in business, education, music, sports, comedy, entrepreneurship and more!

Jul 27, 2020

The equation is simple. Soul + swag x New Orleans = Dee-1. He has created his own lane in Hip-Hop by making music that motivates anyone on a mission to win the game of life. He is the voice of those underdogs who grind with a purpose.

Dee-1 is Real, Righteous, and definitely Relevant. I enjoyed talking with the LSU about hisviral hit “Sallie Mae Back” which you hear in the opening of the podcast and he  discusses quitting his job as a middle school teacher to rapping full time which has since taken off!

Dee-1 also known as David talks about the man you see on stage is the same man he is off of it and you have to respect how pure that is. He also talks about turning down a record deal provided by Cash Money/Young Money Records because his message was so different (he does not curse in his music).

Dee-1 and I also cover…

  • His upcoming Tour, The SlingShot David Tour
  • His life growing up in New Orleans
  • How he handles money and still driving his 98 Honda even after signing to a major deal.
  • Faith
  • How he handles the pressure of the music business mentally and spiritually?
  • And Much more…
Jul 20, 2020

Former NBA player Mark Blount continues to be successful off the court while being a phenomenal small business owner and real estate investor. Having a professional basketball career for 10 years, Mark Blount has played center for the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics, just to name a few.

He recently did an interview on The Undefeated and said “I owned quite a bit of real estate in Palm Beach Gardens — seven buildings. I went in there with a friend of mine. We renovated them, all the units there, and brought them back up to, back then it was 2012 code: new bathrooms, new floors, new kitchens and all that stuff,”. Blount then joined the soft-pretzel franchise Auntie Anne’s. He opened two stores in West Palm Beach and one in Jensen Beach, Florida. After building and operating the franchises for four years, he sold the stores to focus on real estate. He purchased them for a little under $700,000 and sold them for about $2M.

Mark and I discussed;

  • Growing up and balling in NYC
  • His first big contract
  • Playing basketball overseas
  • Avoiding the financial traps as an athlete
  • First investment after his basketball career
  • His business in real estate and getting into franchising
  • and much more!

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Jul 13, 2020

Ted Rossman is an Industry Analyst at CreditCards.com and writes the “Wealth and Wants” column. He has seven years of experience in the credit card and personal finance industries as a member of the award-winning communications department at CreditCards.com and its sister sites, The Points Guy and Bankrate.

Ted and I Discuss;

  • Steps to getting involved in the finance industry
  • Having credit cards doesn’t mean having debt
  • How to pick the best credit cards for me
  • Best card for travelers
  • Ted’s Cashback strategy
  • How many credit cards should you have?
  • Understanding your credit report and score
  • Myths with credit cards
  • and much more!

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Ted’s Cashback Strategy
FICO 9 Info
Dave Ramsey’s Philosophy on Credit Cards

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