Adam Morris

Investment Insight with Alan Grodin

In this episode we dive deep into investment insight, on how to save for your future.

The People Helping People podcast is back after a long break.  Over the last year, I went to Give Back Hack up in Cleveland, and pitched an idea to start a t-shirt screen printing company to employ youth experiencing homelessness.  The idea was selected, a team was formed, and we launched Wild Tiger Tees. Working in partnership with the Star House, we’re helping mentor and employ youth in the Columbus area.

The youth that we work with are amazing – they’re all quite different with each navigating their own challenging situation – and usually without family or mentors giving them feedback or direction.

So, I was excited to recored a podcast with a long-time friend, and New Yorker, Alan Grodin, founder of Northern State Financial.  He has a career in financial services, but has been giving back by teaching youth about finance and saving… so I was curious what he does.

Alan started his financial services right on the precipice of the tech bubble… and weathered the storm in 2008, when the average stock lost 40% of its value.  He speaks about good savings habits — but what struck me is that his core message was to build the habit.  In your 20s and 30s, even if you can just save $50 a month – it’s giving you the mindset you need to be successful later on.  On the flip side, he warns to never be fooled by credit cards, and to learn how to use them as tool to only spend what you have… never to accumulate debt with them, because their interest rates are so high that it becomes a very ineffective method of managing your money.

I didn’t know this, but when selecting a financial advisor, you can search on FINRA — (I even checked out Alan) and advisors with more complaints, or those that move between jobs more often, should be treated with suspect.

The podcast is packed full of investment advice, and is a great starting point if you have no idea about saving for your future, so tune in!

“B the Change” with B Corps

In this episode, Jason Moore, founder, and principal of Fulcrum Creatives, explains what a Certified B Corporation is, how companies can qualify and what it means for not only businesses but communities.

SEA Change: When We Support Social Entrepreneurs

SEA Change—The Social Enterprise Accelerator—is an organization that supports social entrepreneurs by helping them develop a sustainable business model, access funding and solidify their meaningful impact. In this episode, we talk with Lauren Edwards, director of SEA Change and owner of Next Step Business Consulting.

Lighting the Way with Eleventh Candle Co

Eleventh Candle Co is a social enterprise that seeks to redeem, restore, empower and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and addiction. It is a way to employ women and empower them through work.

Celebrating Zero Waste with Tyler Bonner

Zero Waste started as an effort with the Nelsonville Music Festival, to transform how they manage waste at their festival. Thier goal? Zero Waste.

Serving with a Social Twist: Columbus Gives Back

Columbus Gives Back is a non-profit which provides social volunteer and philanthropic opportunities throughout central Ohio. Listen to them on our latest podcast!

How to Drive Success with EmpowerBus

I know we’ve been digging into some serious podcasts around trafficking, but this podcast is about a different kind of traffic: transportation.

Cleaning with Purpose: She Has a Name Cleaning

She Has a Name Cleaning is a cleaning company with a purpose — not only do they provide quality cleaning services; they employ people who have been affected by trafficking, domestic violence, and other vulnerable populations and work to raise awareness about these issues.

A Story of Human Trafficking with April Thacker

In this podcast, we dive deeper into human trafficking in a conversation with April Thacker, the caseworker at Freedom a la Cart, to hear her story as a survivor of human trafficking

The Secrets of Creating Purpose Driven Companies with Storyforge & Haley Boehning

“87% of consumer believe that business needs to place an equal weight on society’s interest as it does its own business interest. Not only do they want their jobs to have meaning but they want the businesses that they interact with as consumers to have meaning”. ~ Haley Boehning