Off The Gram


Keeping Your Finances Healthy During a Pandemic with Trae Bodge

We’ve made it through a whole quarter in a pandemic, and many of us are left picking up the pieces. It seems like we get another closure notification of one of our favorite businesses every day (RIP POE Yoga in Short Hills, NJ and DanceBody in Williamsburg!), and so many laid-off or furloughed, we want to know what’s next, and what should we all be doing this month for the best chance possible at a financial come-back by summer’s end?

We’re joined by the fabulous Trae Bodge, personal finance journalist & TV commentator, to help us work it all out. Trae was named a Top Voice in Retail by LinkedIn and a top personal finance expert by GoBankingRates and FlexJobs. She is a contributor at CNN Underscored, and her commentary has appeared across media outlets nationwide… and we’re grateful to add Off the Gram to that list!

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Back to School(?!?) with Teacher, Activist, & People Mag's "Sexiest Teacher Alive," Nicholas Ferroni

Going back to school is the topic hot on everyone's minds right now… and whether you're a mom or not, everyone seems to have an opinion. On one hand, we hear that we may be damaging our children (both educationally & emotionally) by restricting their socialization. On the other hand, we hear from experts and teachers across the country who say there is no possible way to return to school safely.We’re joined today by Nicholas Ferroni, a high school history teacher from Union, NJ who has a thing or two to say on the matter… and there’s no one whose opinion we value more. Why? Nicholas has been noted as one of the "100 Making a Difference” and one of the "Most Influential Educators In America;” he was named "Upstander of the Year" by the Human Rights Campaign for his work with LGBTQ youth; he designed a social experiment on the important of gender equality in politics that Whoopi Goldberg called “the best social experiment ever” (no big deal!)... oh and he was named the Sexiest Teacher Alive by People Magazine - CASUAL!!Nicholas is a walking, talking example of that which he preaches… he is a social activist who educates, mentors and inspires students causing them to not only BE inspired & to INSPIRE OTHERS. We’re grateful he’s here today to inspire us, and shed some light on this sticky topic from his view on the front lines of the conversation.