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DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Welcome to Dennis Anyone, a podcast about making things up and making things happen. I love to talk to creative types about what they do and how they do it. Hope you enjoy my conversations as much as I do. - Dennis H.

Aug 4, 2017

Dennis visits the Actors Fund offices in Los Angeles to interview financial mentor and actor Miata Edoga who Dennis met when he took Miata's life-changing six-week course called "Managing Cash Flow for Actors." Miata talks about coming to L.A. to pursue a career in acting and ending up working eleven part time jobs and still being broke and the moment of crisis that inspired her to get a handle on her finances. She also talks about the myth of the struggling artist and the idea that if you aren't broke and suffering, you're not really committed to your art and pokes some holes in the misguided notion that if as artists, we do something else for money and are good at it and enjoy it then the Hollywood Gods won't smile on us because we obviously don't want it enough. She lays out some of the mistakes creative types make with their money when they do catch that big break, what your credit score really says about you (not that much) and why some say L.A. is the tax audit capital of the U.S. Other topics include: what her parents think of her success, the one-woman show she wrote and performed, starting her own company Abundance Bound, teaching her children about money, her wrist tattoo and how awesome it is when Keanu Reeves steps onto the bus in "Speed."