Thrivenomics

Thrive Mortgage

Thrivenomics is not your ordinary podcast. We will make the complex simple by educating and entertaining our listeners on a host of topics of particular importance to you. If you are looking for relevant and approachable information regarding personal finance, real estate, wellness, popular culture, and many other engaging topics of conversation, we invite you to subscribe and listen in! Alone we dream, together we THRIVE!

Future Housing Leaders, Jessica Wright of Fannie Mae & Tay Toliver of Thrive Mortgage
Apr 28 2022
Future Housing Leaders, Jessica Wright of Fannie Mae & Tay Toliver of Thrive Mortgage
Fannie Mae is one of the most influential institutions in the world of Real Estate and private home ownership.  For far too long, much of the real estate industry has done a poor job of educating, advising, and serving minority communities.  A team at Fannie Mae recognized this and decided to take steps to address that issue on two fronts: Future Homeownership initiatives and Career Opportunities.  Enter Jessica Wright.  Jessica is an Advisor on the team at Fannie Mae dedicated to solving the problems related to education and advancement opportunities in underserved communities.  Many months ago, Fannie Mae also took notice of the strides that Thrive Mortgage was taking in addressing this issue as well with their Thrive4Home initiative.In this episode, James sits down with Tay Toliver, Director of Community Advancement at Thrive, and Jessica Wright to talk about ways that both organizations are working together to solve the systemic problems in underserved communities by educating consumers on both the advantages of homeownership as well as the potentials for advancement through career opportunities.To learn more about the Future Housing Leaders initiative at Fannie Mae, visit    For more information about Thrive4Home, visit us at ThriveMortgage.com to find a local Thrive Loan Officer near you.Subscribe to Thrivenomics on your favorite podcasting platform or visit us at   For questions or to suggest other topics you'd like to hear more about or to learn more about Thrive Mortgage, please contact us at Thrivenomics@ThriveMortgage.com.  Thanks for tuning in!
Interview with Jamal Chubb: His Story, S2, Ep. 3
Dec 17 2021
Interview with Jamal Chubb: His Story, S2, Ep. 3
Jamal Chubb was looking forward to the upcoming birth of his third child when the unthinkable happened.  His wife, Cierra, well into her third trimester, contracted Covid and that began the fight of her life.  Using social media as a primary means to update close friends and family, Jamal & Cierra's story soon took on a viral life of its own garnering hundreds of thousands of new social media followers as well as national and international media outlets all interested in hearing the developments.In our latest episode of Thrivenomics, James Duncan and Raul Espinosa got to spend some time listening to Jamal tell the amazing stories we all saw on social, the stories which weren't shared, the unexpected love and support of complete strangers, and Jamal's new focus on what's next for himself and his family.Jamal's connection to Thrive Mortgage runs very deep.  Jamal has been a member of Thrive's Talent Attraction & Career Development Team.  He has spent the last few years telling those outside the company how much we support and care for each other.  In this interview, Jamal shares how he had the opportunity to see that demonstrated first-hand in his own life.Subscribe to Thrivenomics on your favorite podcasting platform or visit us at   For questions or to suggest other topics you'd like to hear more about or to learn more about Thrive Mortgage, please contact us at Thrivenomics@ThriveMortgage.com.  Thanks for tuning in!**EPISODE DISCLAIMER** With the topic of Covid being a big component of the content of this specific episode, we want to stress that the opinions and comments expressed in the interview are simply those of non-medical personnel.  This in no way should be construed as medical advice or counsel, nor advocating for specific treatment options related to Covid.  For expert medical advice, please consult your doctor or a certified medical professional.
Cycling Across The U.S.: A Realtor's Journey to See America, Patrick Easter, Ep. 21
Oct 27 2020
Cycling Across The U.S.: A Realtor's Journey to See America, Patrick Easter, Ep. 21
Patrick Easter, Owner/Broker of Easter & Easter Realtors, has been helping clients buy and sell Real Estate in the Austin market for decades.  However, there's much more to Patrick's passions than just Real Estate.  In this episode of Thrivenomics, Patrick shares stories from his recent cycling journey from Kanab, UT back home to Austin, TX.  The journey took more than three weeks to complete, covered almost 1,300 muscle-powered miles, and saw total elevation gains of more than 37,000 feet.Cycling is more than just a physical workout for Patrick.  In the interview, he shared with James and Raul how this journey helped him psychologically as well and gave him a renewed sense of calm.  Given the current environment, we all could gain a lot of inspiration from a renewed mindset like that.Patrick isn't hanging up the bike just yet, though.  Next hear he plans to tackle a supported ride traveling with a larger group from the Pacific Northwest clear across the lower 48 to Boston, Massachusetts.  You can follow Patrick's future cycling journeys here.Patrick's brokerage thrives on building relationships.  To learn more about Easter & Easter, please visit them at www.EasterAndEaster.com.Subscribe to Thrivenomics on your favorite podcasting platform or visit us at   For questions or to suggest other topics you'd like to hear more about or to learn more about Thrive Mortgage, please contact us at Thrivenomics@ThriveMortgage.com.  Thanks for tuning in!
Turning Passion into Inspiration during a Pandemic: Interview w/ Allison Wilkinson, Ep. 19
Sep 29 2020
Turning Passion into Inspiration during a Pandemic: Interview w/ Allison Wilkinson, Ep. 19
For her whole life, music has been a passion for today's guest, Allison Wilkinson, Founder of I AM School of Music.  James & Raul had a fascinating conversation with Allison about music and its impact on the human experience.  Allison, a lifelong musician, found a way to transition this love of sound and movement into a career as a musical instructor.Allison developed a style of musical instruction known as "Emotionally Intelligent" instruction.  Her style is a very hands-on process with students that seeks to instill a joy and love of music into the learner and challenge them to grow without the worry of "performing".Then came a global pandemic.  With restrictions on face-to-face engagement with her students, Allison was faced with a challenging problem to solve.  And that's when "I AM School of Music" was born.  Allison quickly pivoted to creating an online platform that would take her innovative instruction style to the masses and also connect a network of like-minded musicians as instructors.To follow Allison and I AM School of Music, check out their social media profiles:Facebook - @IAMSchoolofMusicTo learn about signing up for your own personalized instruction, please visit IAMSchoolOfMusic.com.Subscribe to Thrivenomics on your favorite podcasting platform or visit us at   For questions or to suggest other topics you'd like to hear more about or to learn more about Thrive Mortgage, please contact us at Thrivenomics@ThriveMortgage.com.  Thanks for tuning in!
COVID-19: What We've Learned & What Happens Next?  Dr. Marty Makary, Ep.16
Aug 25 2020
COVID-19: What We've Learned & What Happens Next? Dr. Marty Makary, Ep.16
We are thrilled to welcome back to Thrivenomics Dr. Marty Makary, Physician and Professor of Health Policy at Johns Hopkins.  In Episode 6, we had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Makary to discuss COVID-19 and how the pandemic was going to impact our communities, our economy, and our daily routines.Since that time, there has been endless news coverage, multiple debates, and an overload of data from all corners about prevention, treatment, public policy changes, and the true effect of the pandemic on our daily lives.  It's time to set the record straight.  This is where Dr. Makary and his research team is an invaluable resource.In this week's episode, we discuss several questions with Dr. Makary.  Namely:What have we learned?What are we doing that is working?What is most important to do now to move forward?It was another fascinating interview and Dr. Makary did a wonderful job of making a highly complex and involved issue easier to understand.  We invite you to listen in and learn from one of the foremost experts in our medical community.  For additional resources or to learn more about Dr. Makary's research: - A comprehensive collection of articles and other health industry-related research. - Dr. Makary's website for research, articles, and other analysis. - A website geared towards the discussion of our nation's health care system and necessary reforms.To purchase Dr. Makary's best-selling book, "The Price We Pay", Amazon,  click HERE.Subscribe to Thrivenomics on your favorite podcasting platform or visit us at   For questions or to suggest other topics you'd like to hear more about or to learn more about Thrive Mortgage, please contact us at Thrivenomics@ThriveMortgage.com.  Thanks for tuning in!
Debunking the Myths of Reverse Mortgages with Loren Riddick, Ep 13
Aug 5 2020
Debunking the Myths of Reverse Mortgages with Loren Riddick, Ep 13
There may not be a more passionate evangelist for the benefits of Reverse Mortgages anywhere than our special guest, Loren Riddick.  Riddick, Thrive Mortgage's National Director of Reverse Lending, shares with James and Raul about his journey from college athlete to the world of residential finance.Like most Loan Originators, many years ago, Loren entered into his mortgage career with very little knowledge of what distinguished a Reverse Mortgage from any other product.  Over time, Loren began to educate himself and see the value the Reverse product brought to Seniors.  How it opened up new opportunities for financial freedom.In our interview, we cover several of the common myths associated with Reverse lending and uncover how it can actually transform retirement financing for so many homeowners.  Whether you are a Senior contemplating your financial situation, an estate or financial planner, a Realtor, or another real estate professional... we invite you to listen in to hear a great conversation about the work that Loren and his team are doing to educate so many about the benefits of Reverse Mortgages.  If you have any questions or want to learn more, reach out to Loren Riddick directly or find him on Social Media: Email: Loren.Riddick@ThriveMortgage.comFacebook:  Senior Freedom by Thrive MortgageLinkedIn: Loren Riddick, CRMPFor questions or to suggest other topics you'd like to hear more about or to learn more about Thrive Mortgage, please contact us at Thrivenomics@ThriveMortgage.com.  Thanks for tuning in!