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Join Bryan Kuderna, the author of What Should I Do with My Money?, with special guests ranging from professional athletes and best-selling authors to nationally recognized business leaders, as he breaks down complex personal finance and economic issues with straightforward and entertaining insights.  


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The Economics of Uranium and Nuclear Power with Mark Chalmers

Mark Chalmers is the President and CEO of Energy Fuels, the leading U.S. producer of uranium and an emerging global player in the commercial rare earth business.  He has consulted several key industry leaders in the uranium supply sector, including BHP, Rio Tinto, and Marubeni.

Chalmers holds a Bachelor of Science in mining engineering from the University of Arizona, is a registered professional engineer, and served as the Chair of the Australian Uranium Council for ten years. He holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and Australia.

To set the stage for our interview, the U.S. is the largest producer of Nuclear Power (almost double China) and 24% of our enriched Uranium comes from Russia.  The U.S. has banned Russian oil and natural gas, but not Uranium.  According to the Energy Information Administration, as of 2022, 18% of U.S. energy comes from nuclear, versus 61% from fossil fuels and 21% from renewables.

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The Post-Covid Economy with Scott Fulford

Scott Fulford is a senior economist at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and author of The Pandemic Paradox: How the COVID Crisis Made Americans More Financially Secure.  Scott Fulford led the development of the bureau's “Making Ends Meet” surveys. His wide-ranging policy and academic research examine the economic shocks people face and how they deal with them, as well as how economies grow and develop in the long term.  Scott has a PHD in Economics from Princeton.

Order Scott's new book at https://www.amazon.com/Pandemic-Paradox-Crisis-Americans-Financially/dp/0691245320/ref=sr_1_1 

Learn more about Scott at https://www.consumerfinance.gov/data-research/cfpb-researchers/scott-l-fulford/

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Serial Entrepreneurship with Dave Kerpen

Dave Kerpen is a serial entrepreneur, NYT best-selling author, and global keynote speaker. Through best-selling books like "Likeable Social Media" and "The Art of People," he's become a thought leader in social media marketing and relationship-building. Dave is also the owner and Co-founder of Apprentice, a platform that connects the brightest college students with entrepreneurs and business leaders to help them tackle their toughest tasks in business. 

Link to Apprentice:  https://chooseanapprentice.com

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Observations of Success

I reveal 15 steps to overall success in work and life.  These are noted from my personal and professional experiences, and observations from the happiest and most successful people I've collaborated with over my 15-year career.

Link to Paul Graham's "How To Do Great Work":  http://www.paulgraham.com/greatwork.html

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Mastering Revenue, Profit, Operations, and Culture with Damian Andrews 

Damian Andrews is a renowned business consultant from Australia and the author of "Get The Cheese, Let The Other Mouse Go First". He was a soldier in the Special Air Service Regiment of the Australian Army before becoming a corporate recovery specialist for D'Aloia Handberg and eventually founding his consulting business. He also founded the Family Peace Foundation and Shair.care. You can learn more about Damian at https://damianandrews.com/.

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US-China, Israel-Hamas, and Global Threats with Elaine Dezenski

Elaine Dezenski is the senior director and head of the Center on Economic and Financial Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD).  She has over two decades of leadership in public, private, and international organizations, and is a globally recognized expert and thought leader on geopolitical risk, supply chain security, anti-corruption, and national security. 

Dezenski previously served as senior director at the World Economic Forum from 2010 to 2015, after which she launched LumiRisk LCC, a risk advisory practice. In 2017, she served as a senior fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University and as a lecturer of business ethics. In 2020–2021, she served on the newly formed Chairman’s Council on China Competition at the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Dezenski has held both political and career positions at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and senior roles at INTERPOL, Cross Match Technologies, and Siemens Corporation. 

Follow Elaine Dezenski's latest research at https://www.fdd.org/team/elaine-dezenski/

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The Science of Stuck with Britt Frank

Britt Frank is a nationally recognized neuropscyhotherapist, trauma therapist, and expert on mental health.  She is the author of "The Science of Stuck", named the Top Creativity Book of 2022.  Britt is a graduate of Duke University and The University of Kansas, where she is currently a professor.  She is known for decoding the brain, using 3 steps to control anxiety and harness motivation.

Britt Frank- https://www.scienceofstuck.com/

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Student Loan Repayments are Back: Here Are Your Options

Bryan Kuderna, discusses the end of COVID-19 related student debt relief, including 0% interest and the repayment pause. He reviews various repayment options, forgiveness plans, and the politics of higher education.

Income-Driven Repayment application: https://studentaid.gov/idr/

Department of Education loan calculator: https://studentaid.gov/loan-simulator/

Fed Student Aid's PSLF employer search engine: https://studentaid.gov/pslf/employer-search

PSLF application: https://studentaid.gov/pslf

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Making it Big with Wendy Starland 

Wendy Starland is an American singer, songwriter and music producer from Los Angeles. She has been honored by The Songwriters Hall of Fame; named VH1’s Best Emerging Artist; was featured on Moby’s Grammy nominated album Last Night, has performed around the world and collaborated with some of the biggest stars in music. Starland discovered and developed Lady Gaga during the recording of "The Fame", which received Billboard’s Album of the Decade. Learn more at https://www.wendystarland.com/.

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Talking Sports with David Sweet

David Sweet has launched columns for The Wall Street Journal, NBCSports.com, and has been a writer for the Los Angeles Times, Classic Chicago Magazine, and more.  He is the author of Three Seconds in Munich: The Controversial 1972 Olympic Basketball Final (2019) and  Lamar Hunt: The Gentle Giant Who Revolutionized Professional Sports (2010).  We cover some of sports greatest controversies and lead into a teaser for David’s next potential project- gambling in sports. 

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Tech and AI Disrupting the Stock Market is Nothing New 

An examination of the tech sector's impact on the stock market decade-by-decade from the 1970's and the mainframe computer up to the Artificial Intelligence of the 2020's and beyond.

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Ghostwriting with David Jahr

David Jahr is a renowned ghostwriter having worked with five New York Times best-selling authors including renowned doctors, CEOs, and pastors. He's earned an ESPY Award nomination for “Most Inspirational Sports Story of the Year” by ESPN. His most notable project is The Daniel Plan, a collaboration with Pastor Rick Warren, Dr. Oz, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Mark Hyman, which has helped thousands of people enhance their physical, and spiritual health.

David's website: https://davidjahr.us/

The Daniel Plan: https://www.danielplan.com/author/david-jahr/

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Annuities: What is a RILA?

Registered Index-Linked Annuities (RILA) are the fastest growing segment of the annuity marketplace.  Bryan discusses the pros and cons of these new retirement planning vehicles and their popular "buffer" feature.

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The Power of Optimism with Tom Hall

Tom Hall's life is a story about loss, overcoming traumatic events, and an optimistic attitude that keeps leading to the next success.  He is a former Army Ranger and Division-1 football player at Iowa State, one of only 3 veterans in the nation to play D1 football.  Tom has a BA in political science and an MA in conflict management, and has since advised many start-ups relating to intelligence, renewable energy, e-commerce, and pro sports.  He’s currently pursuing his doctorate in business administration at the University of South Florida and is a program manager at Veritas Technologies.  Fans can connect with Tom through LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tchall18/.

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When a Few Financial Institutions Control Everything with John Coates 

John Coates is a Deputy Dean and Professor of Law and Economics at Harvard Law School. He has served as General Counsel and Acting Director of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), testified before Congress, and provided consulting services to the Department of Justice, Department of Treasury, and New York Stock Exchange.

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What is the Future of Gas? 

Host, Bryan Kuderna, discusses how record US oil production and Electric Vehicle sales are stabilizing the price of gasoline amid inflation, Russia-Ukraine war, and China reopening their economy.

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