Talia Levy, Hylton freshman, makes Money Moves!

Talia Levy, a current freshman at Hylton has taken the initiative to start a podcast directed to teens about business, entrepreneurship, personal finance!

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Photo courtesy of moneymovesforteens.com

Money Moves for Teens podcast cover photo.

Like many teenagers and adults alike, quarantine was the time to invest in passion projects and try new things, “My parents, when we realized that we were going to be in this for some time…they’re really not the type to let my brother and me just sit around,” Talia Levy shares. This inspired the idea behind Money Moves for Teens that fell together organically, due to familiarization with finance topics and the determination to involve teens in “grown-up” money conversations.

 

Our staff writer asked Levy, “If you had 1 chance to hook someone into regularly listening to your podcast, which episode would you show them first and why?”

 

As for the unique podcast format, like many of us suffering from Zoom fatigue, Levy shares that she, “never really had listened to podcasts…. I appreciate them because with all the screens around I’m trying to find things to do that don’t involve me like looking and sitting on a screen.”

 

Money Moves for Teens has become so much more than a podcast since the first episode aired in May 2020. People see a final product, but Levy puts in a lot of work. She dedicates 6-7 hours per week, depending on the topic and depending on any experimentation with new editing skills.

Seeing how much dedication Levy has for Money Moves for Teens, our staff writer asked about the podcast’s plans for the future. Levy shares that Money Moves for Teens will expand into a blog format which will be the same content but repurposed in different ways. “I see continuing to help teenagers by talking about the topics that I already do and getting their input on what they want to hear…getting them excited about starting businesses, making money, and also knowing how to manage that money.” Besides her podcast, Levy is currently working on a marketplace idea, where teens specifically could offer their services to their neighborhood to make money.

I see continuing to help teenagers by talking about the topics that I already do and getting their input on what they want to hear…getting them excited about starting businesses, making money, and also knowing how to manage that money.”

— Talia Levy

 

The enthusiasm for her podcast makes Levy a great source of information about taking initiative in a project or service for the community. “I know a lot of people say this, but you really should just start…figure out the basics, you need to know a little bit, don’t just get out there and not know what you’re doing but do a little research and don’t be too perfect with it in the beginning.”

Levy’s personal experience in her podcast, “looking back I couldn’t have known [at the time of my first episode] the different editing techniques that I know now or just my voice has improved overall, but that just took me doing it, week after week.”

 

When asked where Levy sees Money Moves for Teens taking her, she says, “Just, right along with it”. 

 

10-minute Money Moves for Teens episodes premiere every Thursday in addition to over 40 episodes already out!

The Money Moves for Teens website has more information as well as links for Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube.