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Podcast 4: Financial Advisory Website Thrive

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In today’s podcast, Tom Dziubek and I talk with Avi Karnani, founder, and Matt Wallaert, Lead Scientist, from Thrive about the services offered by this financial services website and about frugality.

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[00:00] Introduction from Flexo
[00:36] Interview with Avi Karnani and Matt Wallaert of Thrive
[01:12] — Beginnings of Thrive
[06:11] — Matt Wallaert’s “Lead Scientist” role
[06:59] — Thrive vs. other financial advisory services
[08:55] — Can Thrive replace a financial planner?
[11:47] — Security information about Thrive
[14:06] — Thrive’s revenue streams
[15:29] — Frugality and its future
[17:41] Thrive Wrap-up

If you have suggestions for the next edition of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, or reactions to these interviews, feel free to leave a comment here or email your thoughts to podcast at this domain name.

Updated December 15, 2017 and originally published May 17, 2009.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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Thanks for having me and Avi on the show, Tom and Flexo. We had a great time talking about giving good financial advice and the difficulties associated with doing it well, as well as the successes we’ve had in delivering on our mission to help people spend less and save more. Tom has one of those infectious laughs and it was hard to keep a straight face…I think you can hear Avi chuckle a few times during my segment.

Thanks again for letting us help the Consumerism Commentary team and your readers (and now, listeners!).

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