Open Account with SuChin Pak
By Slate Group Studios/Umpqua Bank
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It’s okay to talk about money. At least it is on this show. SuChin Pak searches for answers about why money is so universally thrilling, confusing, powerful, and stressful through personal stories with people that inspire us to think big, and think together, about money— no matter how much, or how little, you have. Created by Umpqua Bank and produced in collaboration with Slate Group Studios, Open Account takes an unconventionally honest approach to talking about money, and proves that whatever financial struggles we have, we’re not alone.
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I’d love more episodes!
I think this is a really interesting podcast. Please make more episodes.
New perspective on taboo subject
I’m enjoying how these conversations are taking personal financial decisions from chilly logic to thoughtful and emotional decisions. Money is such a fraught topic in America, the transparency in these podcasts is refreshing and informative.
The interviewees are great, and SuChin is just a *professional*. She is sensitive to her interviewees and asks great questions. I also appreciate her commentary and how well she handles the pace. Each episode is memorable; they address questions such as the money lessons you learn growing up, how families relate to money, and how her guests learned to have a more healthy relationship to money. Hands-down an awesome podcast.