Fun Money Moments-Part 1.
Welcome to the 200th episode of Money You Should Ask Podcast. I’m Bob Wheeler, your host, and I am excited to bring you another episode of fun conversations about money and emotions.
In celebration of our 200th episode, my team and I decided to go back in time to some fun money moments where our guests and I got down to the nitty gritty aspects of money. We discuss everything from creating abundance, money blocks, money stories, and venture to places in life where money has made us laugh or cry.
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[00:00:00] Bob Wheeler: Hello, and welcome to the 200th episode of money you should ask. I’m Bob Wheeler, your host, and I’m excited to bring you another episode of fun conversations about money and emotion. In celebration of our 200th episode, my team. And I decided to go back in time to some fun financial moments where our guests and I got down to the nitty gritty aspects of money.
[00:00:22] We discuss everything from creating abundance, money, blocks, money stories, adventure, to places in life where money has made us laugh or cry. So, whether you’re a seasoned listener or just discovering us for the first time, be sure to tune in each week for new episodes that will help you achieve success and abundance in all areas of your life.
[00:00:43] If you like what you hear, please be sure to follow us and leave a review. And finally, thank you for joining us as we continue this journey and explore everything money and life have to offer without you. This show would not have been able to hit this huge milestone. Thank.
[00:01:03] Now let’s have some fun financial moments of money you should.
[00:01:28] Now let’s have some fun financial moments of money you should ask. Our first clip is from episode 180 7 collaborative. Creativity with Ben. I’m gonna ask you fast five. We’ll just have some fun here. What was your biggest epic fail financially. And how did you handle.
[00:01:45] Ben Giroux: Ooh, epic fail financially. I probably invested a little too much into doge coin and should have gotten out before Elon Musk went on SNL.
[00:01:56] How did I handle it? I hung onto it like grim death and I’m hoping it goes back up.
[00:02:01] Bob Wheeler: oh yeah. Those are painful investments when we lose
[00:02:04] Ben Giroux: actually. Yeah. This is a funny story. This is a long time ago. So when. Early on in college, I got swindled into signing up for some DVD service where I thought they were sending you free DVDs.
[00:02:18] And I came to find out that I had signed myself up for a subscription service that was auto-renewing and auto paying. So I wound up spending like hundreds of dollars on DVDs. I didn’t want, nor did I select from some sort of scammy DVD thing where it made it sound like you were getting free DVDs. Yeah.
[00:02:37] I had just a massive DVD collection of stuff that I spent way too much money on. I found out way too late in the process. I think I had to actually switch the credit card because I couldn’t figure out how to cancel this thing. It was probably a scam
[00:02:51] Bob Wheeler: yeah. that’s yeah. If they didn’t come back for you, they were probably like, we got enough from exactly.
[00:02:56] Thank you, Ben. Thank you for your money it’s business. Yes, we appreciate
[00:02:59] Ben Giroux: doing business. I remember they sent me the DVD walking tall from the. And I was like, I would not have bought this. This is not a good expense in my
[00:03:08] Bob Wheeler: life. Our next clip is episode 1 74. I am not your ATM with Rachel Murphy. What was a memorable money moment in your childhood?
[00:03:20] Rachel Murphy: Well, I, you know, I always used to, like, I was a saver. I would hoard all the money and my brother would blow all of his and then he would come to me and try to work deals. Right. It’s funny how, like our personalities show up even at a young age, you know? Yeah. I had that savor thing, you know, I even candy.
[00:03:38] I would, I had this little white purse and I would shove all my candy in it and he would eat all his and then he’d come, Hey, how about we split that?
[00:03:49] Bob Wheeler: yeah, sometimes the ones that are doing the work get punished or guilted into having to share their good habits.
[00:03:56] Rachel Murphy: Yeah. That’s hard when you’re a saver that marries a spend.
[00:03:59] Yeah. Yeah.
[00:04:02] Bob Wheeler: uhoh Keith. We know, we know
[00:04:04] Rachel Murphy: he’s he’s way better now. Okay. he’s way
[00:04:07] Bob Wheeler: better. Up next is episode 1 95 crush medical debt with Dr. Virgie bright Ellington. What’s one thing you spend money on that would surprise people,
[00:04:20] Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington: probably sus. Ah, I spent a lot of money on sushi. I knew I had a problem just right after the week after Thanksgiving.
[00:04:30] I didn’t know, I ordered from them so often. So this Japanese restaurant around the corner and this particular time I ordered, and I didn’t realize it was right after Thanksgiving, you know, black Friday and all that kind of stuff. The guy comes and he has before he hands me my bag of food. He hands me a big present wrapped, and in, it was a big giant of sake.
[00:04:54] And it was present. He was saying, you know, Merry Christmas, essentially kind of thing, happy holidays kind of thing. And I was like, you know what, that’s a problem. I spend so much money with these folks. They’re just like, you’re our best customer. Merry Christmas. You Merry Christmas, happy holidays
[00:05:10] Bob Wheeler: you paid for this gift.
[00:05:12] Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington: That’s what I realized. I had a problem. That’s right.
[00:05:14] Bob Wheeler: You paid for this gift.
[00:05:16] Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington: exactly.
[00:05:18] Bob Wheeler: Coming up is author Alan Henry from episode 1 96, seen, heard, and paid. What do you think your best friend would say you spend too much money on?
[00:05:28] Alan Henry: Whoa. my best friend would tell me I spend way too much money on records. Okay. No, no, no. I take it back. Keyboard keyboard. I love keyboards.
[00:05:42] Bob Wheeler: the keyboard king.
[00:05:43] Alan Henry: I am. It’s true.
[00:05:45] Bob Wheeler: This next clip is from actress Kelly Hu episode 150, encouraging unity and equality. What’s the most you’ll spend, uh, when eating.
[00:05:54] Kelly Hu: Well sometimes, so I, I rarely, rarely eat out. Um, and oftentimes I have to pick up the bill right.
[00:06:04] For, for things. So just recently we were at a sushi place. Oh, this is fast. Sorry. That’s okay. Um, we were at a sushi place and there were seven people and I had to pick up a bill, the bill for everyone, and it was $1,300. Ah,
[00:06:17] Bob Wheeler: and how did you feel when you saw the.
[00:06:19] Kelly Hu: I had to smile because everybody was there and I had to offer because, you know, but, but the good thing is that I have friends that are reciprocal.
[00:06:27] Right, right. So we all sort of like do that for each other, but I don’t eat out very often. Right. So it kind of makes up for it.
[00:06:35] Bob Wheeler: Yeah, I think I would’ve smiled and cried inside. Yeah.
[00:06:39] Kelly Hu: I was like, I looked at the, but I went oh, um, and I have to a tip. Right. I was like, it was so good. Yeah. I’m gonna be paying, paying for that for a little while.
[00:06:53] Bob Wheeler: Wow. Is there anything you would spend money on without questioning the price?
[00:06:58] Kelly Hu: Food food, good food, you know? Yeah. And I mean like, like, you know, like just, just like when I shop at like Costco, I barely ever look at like how much something costs, cuz I assume it’s Costco. Right. You know, , it’s like, it’s gonna be cheap, but yeah.
[00:07:16] Food, food, I think. Good. Good food. You cannot skimp on. Yeah. There’s three things you cannot skimp on, right? Uhhuh there’s there’s there’s food. Really good food. Yeah. You cannot skimp on cuz that’s your health, right? Medical. Yeah. You know, you cannot skimp. You cannot go cheap on your medical. You have to pay for good medical and plastic surgery.
[00:07:35] You cannot skimp on plastic surgery. .
[00:07:40] Bob Wheeler: Good to know. Yes, I should ask. What was your last, uh, plastic surgery procedure?
[00:07:49] Kelly Hu: I haven’t even had Botox or anything for like the whole pandemic. Since before the pandemic I’m saving my money. Yes. I know, I figured I wasn’t gonna be on camera anyway. Why, why would I need Botox? Yeah.
[00:08:03] Bob Wheeler: Save it for rainy day for . Um, have you ever lent a friend money and regret?
[00:08:10] Kelly Hu: A lot of times, a lot of times, you know, sometimes it’s hard.
[00:08:16] It’s hard to say no. Yeah. Because you know, when, when your friends know that you’re living well and they see, and then, you know, they are struggling. Mm-hmm . sometimes it’s hard to say no. And so I think there are certain friends, which I know are going to pay me back. Yeah. And then there are friends where I just like, it’s a donation.
[00:08:37] Right. You know, and you have to just go into that mindset
[00:08:41] Bob Wheeler: and you know, it going in though.
[00:08:42] Kelly Hu: So it’s not, you know, it going in. Yeah. Sometimes the better thing to do is just say, well, I can’t afford to give you $4,000 right now, but I can give. 500. And you can just have that. Right. You know, so that’s kind of like sometimes a way to be able to just settle that.
[00:09:01] Yeah. And not have bad feelings give what you can afford to just give as a gift. Yeah. As opposed to loaning something that is going to make you kind of cringe and hope they pay back. Yeah. Yeah.
[00:09:15] Bob Wheeler: Are you unconsciously comfortable in debt? Are guests from episode one? Simone Milus was. And so you relate to people with debt cuz you had a lot of debt.
[00:09:25] How did you get into lots of debt?
[00:09:27] Simone Milasas: I had a good time basically.
[00:09:29] Bob Wheeler: well, that’s good.
[00:09:31] Simone Milasas: And I ignored bills. Like, you know what, actually that’s a lie. I opened the bills and I’d put them in a little section and I would leave them there, but I wouldn’t pay them. And no one ever knew that I was in debt. Cuz people would be like, you wanna go, you know, to Melbourne shopping, I’d be like, yeah, you wanna do this?
[00:09:47] Yeah. I was like, of course you. And I was very good at getting loans from different banks or associations or anything like that. So I really, I don’t know, somewhere in my insane mind, I thought I’m gonna wake up and someone’s gonna come along and just wave their little wand and it’s all gonna go away and everything’s gonna be okay.
[00:10:05] Cuz I really did refuse to have a look at how much debt I was in for a few years.
[00:10:11] Bob Wheeler: And do you remember during that time? Was it I’m gonna have a good time? I don’t care what debt I have. Like, was there a storyline that you had in terms of, I can spend whatever I want.
[00:10:25] Simone Milasas: You know, Bob, I G I had the point of view that money will just keep showing up.
[00:10:29] And the funny thing is it did, like, I wasn’t bad at creating money. I was just really good at spending it, you know, like I was still making money and I was still creating money, but I would, I would spend more than that old saying I would spend more than what I was actually making. So I never doubted that money wouldn’t show up.
[00:10:46] And I was. I don’t know, very diversified in my choices. Like I didn’t, I know some people go, I need to have this job that I know I’m getting a wage or a salary. So it’s, I feel safe. That was not me. I was like, I’ll do that. I’ll do that. I’ll do that. I’ll do that. I’ll do that, you know, and we’d be in a million different places.
[00:11:03] So money showed up. I just spent too much.
[00:11:07] Bob Wheeler: Sean, Tyler Foley is in this next clip episode, 1 56, the power to speak naked. Does your wife have. Quote, bad financial habit.
[00:11:19] Sean Tyler Foley: yes, you guys won’t get the reference at Tim Hortons. It’s uh, equivalent to dunking donuts. She, uh, and what’s worse said, this is the thing it’s such a slow bleed.
[00:11:31] It’s a dollar 62, twice a day. Right. But here’s the thing. My wife only drinks about a quarter to a third of the cup of coffee, because then when it gets cold, she won’t drink it. Ah, so she’s bleeding through a dollar 62, but only consuming maybe 60 cents of it. and it drives me insane because even if we went with the K cup, cause you can get the same branded K cup of the coffee and it would cost 30 cents a unit.
[00:11:54] And I do do that math and I’m like, at least, then we’re only wasting, you know, uh, 20 cents as opposed to over
[00:12:03] Bob Wheeler: a. That’s hilarious. I will drink the last cup, even if it’s cold. If I’ve paid for it, I’m not wasting a drop .
[00:12:11] Sean Tyler Foley: So half drink beverages are the, the bain of my existence.
[00:12:16] Bob Wheeler: Yeah, I, oh my God. That’s hilarious.
[00:12:19] Next is Diana Miriam. And why you need few money episode 1 23. What’s the most expensive meal you ever paid for?
[00:12:28] Diania Merriam: Oh, I know it was probably about, I think it was $250 and it was this, or like $300, something ridiculous like that. And it was this guy that I was kind of seeing and he invited me to go spend a weekend with him in Colorado.
[00:12:44] He got booted from his startup and he like moves to Colorado and. I think he moved to Denver and I, and he wanted me to go like climb a fourteener with him. Yeah. So when I found out about his money situation, I was like, oh Jesus, like I’ll pay for dinner. And then he proceeds to pick the most expensive restaurant in Denver.
[00:13:09] And I like. I’m like looking at the menu, like, all right, buddy, shoot your shot. I guess what the hell . Yeah, I would never normally, but I was in a situation where someone took advantage. Yeah, it took,
[00:13:22] Bob Wheeler: yeah, you gotta set the budget on the, I relate, uh uh, last impulse buy?
[00:13:28] Diania Merriam: Mm, what was my last impulse by, um, oh, laser hair removal. oh yeah. I am very Italian. Like it is worth every dollar .
[00:13:42] Bob Wheeler: Uh, that is so funny. Uh, this next clip was taken from episode 1 68 with Dr. John De Martini Be a Master of Destiny. Life is more than money, but money is in all aspects of our life.
[00:13:56] And I’m wondering what’s the balance and why do we need money? You know, we’re following our passion. We’re bringing things to the world and yet money is an undercurrent in a lot of this,
[00:14:09] Dr. John Demartini: You know, money is such a beautiful thing. I wrote a book called How to Make One Hell of a Profit and Still go to Heaven many years ago.
[00:14:17] And, uh, what’s interesting is sometimes as a human. We puff ourselves up, inflate ourselves, aggrandize ourselves, go into pride and exaggerate ourselves to other people and look down on them. And that’s not our real self. That’s a persona, a mass, a facade. That’s an exaggeration who we are as really a compensation for deep inside feeling the opposite.
[00:14:40] And sometimes we minimize ourselves and deflate ourselves and shame ourselves. And we, you know, beat ourselves up because we’re comparing ourselves to somebody we put on a pedestal or. And that’s not ourself. And anytime we exaggerate ourselves and look down on people, or anytime we minimize ourselves and look up to people, we’re not being our authentic self.
[00:15:00] And when we exaggerate ourselves, we tend to wake up our narcissistic, trying to get something for nothing. When we minimize ourselves, we tend to go into altruistic, try to give something for nothing. And neither one of those are sustainable because if you try to give or get something for nothing you or they eventually burn out and it’s not fulfilling to.
[00:15:17] Nature is trying to get us. And all social transactions are trying to get us into a state of authenticity where our heart is open and we love people and see them as equals. And the moment we do, we have sustainable fair exchange and money is a measurement of our sustainable fair exchange in our authenticity.
[00:15:36] And so by using money as a measuring system, to help us realize that if we care enough about humanity and have a equitable relationship, We will do something that serves them and we will be rewarded. And then we can measure that reward by the dedication of filling the needs of other people. There’s never a lack of money to people who care about humanity.
[00:15:58] And the second we do, we are rewarded from that. I’ve learned how important it’s to just make sure we don’t put people in pedestals or pits, put ’em in our hearts and care enough about them to find out what their needs are and find a way of directly or indirectly serving them when you do you’re very reward.
[00:16:12] That’s the key I’ve traveled in many, many countries and asked people how many of you have ever used Microsoft windows? Every hand goes up around the world. Millions. I’ve asked that to the reason why he’s a billionaire is because he’s figured out something that everybody’s benefited by. We can do the same.
[00:16:28] If we care about people, ask what is the biggest need? If we don’t fill our day with challenges that inspire us, it fills up a challenge that don’t right. So we wanna go and find challenges that the world is facing and find out what it is. We can contribute to directly indirectly with our talents, or we can broker other talents.
[00:16:45] And find a way of serving people. When we focus on that, we’re not focusing our problems. We’re focusing on the world solutions and we’re rewarded to in correspondence.
[00:16:54] Bob Wheeler: Did you get the memo? This clip was from my chat with Yemi Penn episode 1 78. What was the worst gift you ever received? And didn’t have the heart to tell someone.
[00:17:07] Yemi Penn: Why you gotta do this to me, Bob. yeah, we gotta have a little laugh. And auntie got us these bags from America. I think she thought is what teenagers wanted. And, um, it was pretty awful. It was awful. So awful that we lost our manners and forgot to say, thank you. And so when she called back to say, guys don’t have any banners, we just then had to lie.
[00:17:30] And I Don I lion, but I did lie that thing and did not like it.
[00:17:33] Bob Wheeler: They were the most amazing bags ever oh my God. Oh my goodness. Thanks that memory. And this one episode 1 28, Chloe Elise, Deeper Than Money. What’s the worst gift you ever received?
[00:17:49] Chloe Elise: oh my gosh. I probably have a lot, um, one time an, uh, boyfriend of mine when I was younger, gave me a used gift card that he didn’t want anymore at for my birthday.
[00:18:01] Bob Wheeler: Did at least have all the money on it.
[00:18:03] Chloe Elise: It had $31.16 on it.
[00:18:09] Bob Wheeler: That’s cheap. Our next clip was taken from my conversation with Alex Sanfillipo episode 1 65. It all begins with a purpose. What’s the most cringeworthy or embarrassing thing you spent money on in the last year?
[00:18:23] Alex Sanfilippo: My wife and I decided to try to be like a little bit more, I guess, healthy, like plastic.
[00:18:28] Isn’t that good for you? But silicone isn’t as bad. So we decided to replace our Ziploc bags. We are always buying with these. It’s like a Silicon alternative for it. And she bought like this huge pack of them, cuz she’s like, oh, we’ll use it all the time. You can’t clean these things. And I’m telling you, once you put something like zucchini or squash in it, they are disgusting and there’s nothing you can do to clean it out.
[00:18:50] And sure. We probably spent like 80 bucks on the whole side of these things, but at this point we’ve actually thrown away every single one of them because you just can’t replace a Ziploc bag. I’m sorry, but that was a terrible investment. Cool idea. But disgust.
[00:19:03] Bob Wheeler: This clip was from episode 1 61 till debt to us part with Chris Melcher.
[00:19:09] When was the last time you felt guilty about spending money and what did you spend it on?
[00:19:13] Chris Melcher: So I bought a mountain bike, like $10,000 mountain bike and electronic mountain e-bike and I know my wife’s constantly, that’s the only thing guilty about it is that she knows how much it costs because now she wants something of equal value.
[00:19:27] But I, man, I got so much use and enjoyment outta that thing.
[00:19:30] Bob Wheeler: Oqur next clip was taken from FinCon 2021 in Austin, Texas. I had the pleasure of interviewing Stacking Benjamin’s host Joe Saul Sehy episode 1 54, Stacked Benjamins. What’s one thing you wish you could undo a financial decision this last year that you made.
[00:19:47] Joe Saul Sehy: I, I thought that COVID was going to end sooner than it was than it did. Yep. So I airbnb for a while we were nomads. Okay. And we just actually bought a house again in Texana, Texas. Um, but during the time, during that time, I thought we could live in Bali for a month. so I, so I, I Airbnb this place in Bali.
[00:20:09] Yeah. And, and, and they closed Bali to every. But Airbnb and the host wouldn’t give me all my money back.
[00:20:16] Bob Wheeler: Ouch.
[00:20:17] Joe Saul Sehy: Airbnb gave me a partial credit, but I ended up being out about $800 because I was optimistic. Ugh. Yes. Don’t be optimistic. Don’t be optimistic.
[00:20:26] Bob Wheeler: Terrible. Be a pessimistic. bad things will happen. No.
[00:20:30] Joe Saul Sehy: So if I could undo that one. Yeah, that would say be almost a grand. Yeah, I hear you. Hey, Benjamin’s right there.
[00:20:36] Bob Wheeler: And this one is from episode one 60 opportunity. Didn’t knock, build a door. Roxy Shih. Would you consider yourself a spender or a saver?
[00:20:45] Roxy Shih: Spender.
[00:20:48] Bob Wheeler: Even though you won’t buy the new car
[00:20:49] Roxy Shih: I did buy the new car. It’s a convertible .
[00:20:52] Bob Wheeler: Oh, sweet. All right, we’ll talk. We’ll talk. How would you say working in a creative industry impacts your relationship with money?
[00:20:59] Roxy Shih: It’s really difficult. I have a fluctuating relationship with money, but I’m learning to nurture it a little bit more as I get older. Yeah.
[00:21:07] Bob Wheeler: What’s your financial superpower.
[00:21:11] Roxy Shih: shit. This is a really hard one. Do I have a financial superpower? I always know when a great deal is. I’m really good at bargaining for deals. Awesome. I could get really good deals. That’s it? That’s good. Okay, great. Okay,
[00:21:23] Bob Wheeler: good. Good, good, good. That’s good. That’s a good superpower. Okay. If you were given an unlimited budget on your next film, what’s the first thing you would splurge on?
[00:21:31] Roxy Shih: My fee. That’s all.
[00:21:36] Bob Wheeler: It’s not a helicopter, huh? It’s not a helicopter.
[00:21:37] Roxy Shih: No, my fee.
[00:21:38] Bob Wheeler: your fee. And sometimes it is rocket science with Dr. Renee Horton episode one 50. What’s the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of love?
[00:21:51] Dr. Renee Horton: What’s the craziest thing I’ve done in the name of love. Now up until the other day no, I’m sorry.
[00:21:57] Um, I was mad, crazy about this guy and I just knew I was in love with him. Right. And he turned out to be a jerk, but, um, I wrote his name on the space hardware that went into Space.
[00:22:11] I knew it was a bad idea cuz you know, the relationship burned up right about the same time that, that piece of hardware burned up coming back into atmoshere.
[00:22:21] Bob Wheeler: So, so it’s fortuitous that’s thing. Yep. Oh my God. That is funny. Not many people can say they’ve done that. Um, very few. Or how about making money fun and flirty. Like Nicole, Icavoni does. Episode one 50. If you had to give up either money or love, which would it be? Why?
[00:22:42] Nicole Iacovoni: Oh, you didn’t have to go there. I feel like they’re so deeply intertwined Bob. They are because I seriously, I feel like I have a love affair with my money. I have a money date every week for at least an hour.
[00:22:57] Where I sit down, I see what my money’s been up to for that week and where it’s going. And we like dream of the future together. So I don’t feel like you could tear them apart, but I’ll tell you what. I have a great husband. We adore each other. We’ve been married for 12 years. And we have loved each other when we’ve been so dirt, poor, wondering how we were gonna get like taco bell and we have loved each other just as much when we have extra money in the bank account.
[00:23:25] We’re like, what do we do with all this money? So I guess if I had to choose, I would pick love so cheesy, easy. Uh
[00:23:34] Bob Wheeler: I’m sure your husband appreciates that.
[00:23:36] Nicole Iacovoni: yeah, I dunno. Some days he’s probably like, I want the money get outta here.
[00:23:41] Bob Wheeler: In the four plus years of recording Money You Should Ask. We have had so many amazing guests with incredible money stories.
[00:23:47] Unfortunately, we can’t fit them all into this episode, but I had to slip in this final clip from producer and director Paul bunch episode 43. Is it is it important to drive an nice car? And if so, why?
[00:24:00] Paul Bunch: Okay. There’s a story behind like, so, because I came from so such humble beginnings, I used to have this rule
[00:24:09] That I wouldn’t spend more than $10,000 on a vehicle. Mm-hmm all right. Up until about 10 years ago, I had that rule until I had I made the, my first feature film that I produced, you know, Bradley Cooper. Woohoo. Everyone. I was very excited about that. Right? Yeah. Dax Shepherd. This, it was Dax Shepherd’s film, you know, I just helped produce it.
[00:24:28] Um, But, for me, it was a big deal because it meant I was gonna be able to play with some additional people in the future. So there’s this big screening. Right. And at that time, you ready for this?
[00:24:40] Bob Wheeler: I’m I’m already imagining.
[00:24:42] Paul Bunch: You probably remember back in the day when we were doing Winston Francis, I had this old beat up Mitsubishi.
[00:24:48] And I didn’t, I never washed it. I, I, all I did was put gas in this thing and I treated it like shit. Right. Excuse me. Yeah.
[00:24:56] Bob Wheeler: You can say shit.
[00:24:57] Paul Bunch: Okay, great. It’s okay. and so we here comes this, here comes this, uh, this, this movie screening. I. And I was, my wife said, look, we’re going, we’re getting dressed up. You have to go rent a car. I’m not getting in that car. So wait, that’s just the beginning. I know.
[00:25:12] Bob Wheeler: Wow. So smart woman.
[00:25:13] Paul Bunch: Yeah, I go fine. I I’ve got a busy day that day, but we’re going and even I’ll go rent the car. We’ll go. We’ll be, it’ll be great. So that. I’m out, hustling around as I, and I get caught in traffic on the way home.
[00:25:24] It’s a terrible nightmare. I’m two hours late. By the time I get home, I don’t have time to go rent the car and I, I get home and I’m like, I, we don’t have time to go rent that car. I’m gonna be late for the screening. Don’t worry. Just get in the car. I’ll park blocks away and we’ll walk up. Right. Are you ready for this?
[00:25:41] Mm-hmm . She’s like, I’m gonna kill you. Look, you didn’t even wash it. There’s a one, the window is broken. It’s like, yeah, one of the windows doesn’t even go all the way up. It’s a mess. This is me. Right? She’s like, I can’t believe I’m in this dress getting in your filthy car. So. We get in, we’re coming down and I’m gonna, like, I’m gonna go I’m right into the parking lot here.
[00:26:01] Right. And so there’s this guy with the cone, he’s in the, he’s like waving traffic. And he goes, can I see your thing? And I go, yeah, I, and he goes, no, there’s a VIP, follow me. And I’m like, no, I wanna go in there. And he tells the guy, yeah, open it up. and I go, no, I’m going that way. And he goes right over there and people are honking and I’m like, oh God.
[00:26:17] So this they’re waving me. So I turn left and onto the street where they. I’m now there’s the red carpet on the right. There’s 200 press and I’m getting steered. He’s like, no, this is a producer right in front park, his car right in front. And I’m like, NO!. So now swear to God we’re pulling this, all the paparazzi here’s on, on the red carpet.
[00:26:40] We’re like this on the. Right here is Bradley Cooper, Dax Shepherd, and my producing partner, Nate Tuck. And I’m in the car. My wife’s like this. What have you done? And the broken windows like this, and we happen to stop in traffic right in line with Bradley. And they’re taking Nate for some reason. My, he turns around and he goes, Hey, look, it’s Bunch.
[00:27:00] And they, they look, they all look at Alma. I, and we’re in the beat up Mitsubishi. Abject humiliation. Oh my God. So it, it was that event who later on Nate said, Paul, please buy a car. Well, will you go get a vehicle that is becoming of a man who wants to be a big shot in Hollywood? So I went and got a BMW.
[00:27:22] Bob Wheeler: There you go.
[00:27:24] Paul Bunch: that’s true. But it cost me. Me dearly. It did.
[00:27:27] Bob Wheeler: Yeah. But do you wish you had had it before that event or are you glad you had the event
[00:27:31] Paul Bunch: look in retrospect? I think that story is worth the humiliation.
[00:27:35] Bob Wheeler: Exactly. I hope you enjoyed part one of our 200th episode. Tune in next week for part two, where we’ll be highlighting some of the most important wealth wisdom moments that have helped shape our understanding and relationship with money so far. And if there’s anything specific on your mind regarding wealth or finances, don’t hesitate to visit the money nerve.com.
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