Dan Hall of the Standard + Tom Gardner of The Motley Fool Talk Money Be Smart: Manage Your Dollars

Brian Burkhart Maximizing Opportunity Podcast Leave a Comment

In this episode of Maximizing Opportunity, Brian and Derek focus on something that most of us love to have but often hate to talk about: Money. The world of personal finance can be daunting. People understand saving money and planning for the future is important, yet they might not know where to start and end up avoiding the issue all together. To help us clear things up and answer the tough questions, we brought in two seasoned veterans of the finance world: Dan Hall, VP of National Sales at The Standard, and Tom Gardner, Co-Founder and CEO of The Motley Fool. Derek and Brian then take a peek at a mobile app called Acorns that’s aiming to help people save money in a brand new way.


Maximizing Opportunity Host

Brian Burkhart

Twitter Google+

Brian is on faculty at Northwestern University and is Founder of SquarePlanet Presentations in Chicago. Through his work with TED speakers, Shark Tank contestants and business leaders around the globe, Brian’s mission is to help bring innovative ideas to life through the power of communication.

Maximizing Opportunity Co-Host

Derek Rudel


As SquarePlanet’s Curator of Growth + Marketing Solutions, Derek leverages his unique combination of creative, design and technical skills to lead the charge on all things marketing, community engagement and workflow optimization. He is also the co-host of the Maximizing Opportunity Podcast, and hates the taste of cilantro.