Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single person, think about their work and unpack the rest. This week, Mary Ann hopped on the mic with number one New York Times best selling author, producer, personal finance thought leader, and host of the Women & Money podcast, Suze Orman. We’re following up on Suze’s not-so-surprising-startup debut with SecureSave, what the company’s been up to and how Suze is thinking about protecting employees in today’s economy.

Here’s what we got into:

How little money many Americans have saved for emergencies and how SecureSave wants to change that
How inflation may be making it harder for people to save when they have less money to do so
We ended, as always, with a “lightning” round Q&A in which Suze revealed her secret weapon for success

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SecureSave’s secret weapon: Suze Orman by Theresa Loconsolo originally published on TechCrunch