Money Is A Thang

money is a thang

Justin and Joy discuss embarking on a new decade of life and the challenges married couples face by keeping their money separate.

    • Justin’s 30th Birthday celebration!
    • Learning to accept the person we are and not running from our truth.
    • January’s book club selection transformed Justin’s way of thinking.
    • Jussie Smollett’s attack is a painful reminder of how far we still need to go as a society.
    • Justin’s frustration with people painting advocacy with one broad brush.
    • My money vs. your money vs. our money…where do you stand?
    • The innate dangers of keeping your money separate as a married couple.
    • Is it irresponsible to date without a “job” or income source?
    • And much more!

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Justin and Joy discuss the power of stillness and intuition and dive into the latest men’s fashion: weave.

    • The 6th Annual Riley Family dinner.
    • Justin learning to embrace the power of stillness.
    • Justin reflecting on his twenties and the renewed mindset he has developed heading into his thirties.
    • The complexity of using words to describe a gut or intuitive feeling.
    • The unfair and overblown treatment of men wearing weaves.
    • And much more!

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relationship roles

Justin and Joy discuss spending an extended time away from each other and the challenges of balancing relationship roles without making your partner feel inferior.

  • Does anyone else not enjoy spending money on Halloween costumes?
  • Jada and Will’s Red Table Talk episodes are MUST WATCH TV.
  • Justin’s incredible experience on set of the upcoming TV show, Boomerang.
  • Joy’s fleeting feeling of freedom and frustration upon Justin’s arrival home.
  • Our struggle of balancing each other’s household contribution and responsibilities without making the other person feel inadequate.
  • Can you name an animal that begins with the letter “N’ without using Google?
  • And much more!

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Opposites Attract

Lebron James

Justin and Joy discuss the fear of outgrowing your partner and how to overcome it.

  • The real reason Halloween is one of Joy’s favorite holidays.
  • Justin’s ability to talk his way out of anything and everything.
  • NBA season is officially back and Joy isn’t here for it.
  • The fear of growing tired of your partner and how to overcome it.
  • Growth vs. stagnation – the choice is yours.
  • A valuable resource to use for your next getaway with your partner.
  • And much more!

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Justin and Joy reflect on the power of apology and engage in the most inappropriate game of “would you be more mad if…”

  • Should you honestly respond to the question, “How was your weekend?”
  • Joy’s obsession with life paths, numerology, and zodiac signs.
  • Which is more effective in a relationship: adaptability or flexibility?
  • Learning to maintain a more realistic and effective pace in achieving your goals.
  • Justin’s life-changing experience apologizing to an old friend he hadn’t seen in 15 years.
  • The most inappropriate game of “would you be more made if…”
  • And much more!

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The Myth Of Motivation


Justin and Joy discuss the importance of trimming the fat and why motivation is overrated.

  • Our quarterly “Come to Jesus” meeting released frustration and inspired optimism.
  • Imagining the simplicity of just being married and silently side-eyeing.
  • R.I.P Pillow Talk Live.
  • Motivation without teaching is useless.
  • The audacity to believe in your crazy ass ideas.
  • Learning how to commit ourselves to the work no one wants to do.
  • And much more!

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