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Know the Rules to Break the Rules in 2019: Mastercard Podcast's Second Season is Ready

Fortune Favors the Bold helps break assumptions about money.

Originally Published by Mastercard.

Money: people love and hate to talk about it. They want to make it, they want to use it, and they love having it, but when it comes to actually thinking about it, how we get it, how we use and how it helps or hurt us—that's when people start to ask questions.

Fortune Favors the Bold—Mastercard's podcast created in collaboration with Gimlet Creative. The complete second season is live, and with it, we're breaking down the barrier between people's money hang-ups and the achievement of real financial fluency.

Fortune Favors the Bold is not your typical financial literacy podcast. We don't talk about budgets, APRs or stock tips. Each episode is dedicated to exploring the assumptions, perceptions and unwritten rules that seem to govern how we think about money—and about the people and companies daring to break them and then break through to better opportunities. But the first step to tearing down these long-established ways of thinking? It's talking.

"Even though people are hesitant to talk about money, what you're going to find out really quickly is that people want to talk about money," said Ashley C. Ford, in Fortune Favors the Bold, Season Two, Episode One: Upward Mobility.

Season One (also ripe for a binge-listen) asked questions about what happens when we take risks, take control, and redefine our relationship with money. We took on the future of work, talked to companies that have been defining what it means to do well by doing good, and explored how digital identities are key to accessing the digital economy, among other topics.

Season Two takes it all a step further: revealing the unwritten rules that seem to govern our perceptions around Upward Mobility, Financial Literacy, Creditworthiness, Reskilling, Smart Cities and Small Businesses. Across all the episodes, we delve into new ways of thinking about old rules—and the people who are rewriting them completely, all with the hope that listeners can soon see the way to break the rules themselves.

Mona Chalabi, a data journalist known for her unique data visualizations, debuts as this season's host.

"We're eager to create branded content that people not only want to listen to, but also talk about," said Marcy Cohen, SVP, Digital and Creative Content, Mastercard.

Fortune Favors the Bold is available on Apple Podcast, Google Play Music and all other listening platforms.

Southern Company: Stay Safe, Warm and Save Money as Temperatures Drop

Southern Company's Georgia Power offers tips to help customers as winter weather sets in.

Originally Published by Southern Company.

As winter temperatures begin to drop, Georgia Power encourages customers to keep safety in mind and offers safety tips to help prevent electrical fires.

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Shutdown Over Border Wall Stops Over 42,000 Immigration Hearings in Their Tracks

"Largely, the individuals in the immigration courts and the ones getting their cases cancelled during the shutdown are on the lower end of the economic spectrum," said Alan Pollack, a New Jersey immigration attorney.


A report by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse says that the tally of canceled immigration hearings, currently almost 43,000 for the shutdown period, would likely grow by 20,000 for each additional week the government fails to reopen.

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Money: people love and hate to talk about it. They want to make it, they want to use it, and they love having it, but when it comes to actually thinking about it, how we get it, how we use and how it helps or hurt us—that's when people start to ask questions.

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Update: Son of Black Man With Mental Illness Killed by Portland Police Plans to File Lawsuit

Meanwhile, the hospital that Andre Gladen was at hours before he was shot has made no comment.

Andre Gladen, a father of five who suffered from schizophrenia, was shot dead on Sunday by Officer Consider Vosu of the Portland Police Bureau (PPB), after an altercation in a home. Records confirm that he visited the emergency room of Adventist Medical Center in Southeast Portland a few hours before his death.

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Legally Blind Black Man with Schizophrenia Shot Dead by Police

Portland Police have been under federal investigation for use of excessive force.


Andre Gladen, 36, had been in the hospital a few times after experiencing hallucinations, including trying to break into a car that he believed was on fire with his brother and cousin inside, his twin brother, Fonte Gladen, said.

He suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and was also legally blind. On Sunday, he was killed, instead of being helped, by police.

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Chief Meteorologist Fired After Using Racial Slur in Reference to MLK

Jeremy Kappell claims it was a mistake. "Unfortunately, I spoke a little too fast when I was referencing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.," he said.

During a Friday night broadcast, meteorologist Jeremy Kappell referred to a park in downtown Rochester, N.Y., named after slain civil rights hero Martin Luther King as "Martin Luther Coon Park."

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