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Welcome to the Seriously Fam! Where modern professionals get serious about creating the life of their dreams and the wealth to go with it. Michael and Alisa are siblings who rarely fought as children, lived together for a short stint, and once even worked at the same office. They’re close. Now with Michael living in Fresno and Alisa living in LA, they use this podcast to chat about what they’re up to in work and life. 

Seriously though, Michael is a Wealth Adviser and Alisa is a Vision Producer. You can expect Michael to reveal tips to save, manage, and invest your money. Alisa will share best practices on getting clarity on your vision, creating a strategy, and making it happen!

Oct 9, 2020

Do you say “taco” or “thaco”? “Queso” or “Kay-so”? As 4th generation Mexican-Americans, we connect to our culture in different ways than our first generation relatives and friends. Today we talk about what it means for us to be Latino and how we express our own cultural identities as siblings, in honor of Latino Heritage Month. 

Spoiler alert: music is a huge part of our cultural identities. Here are the songs and playlists we mention, specifically:

Michael’s new cookbooks:

Alisa’s cultural exploration questions:

  1. How do you define your cultural identity?
  2. In what ways do you live out your cultural heritage?
  3. What's important for you to keep, treasure, preserve for yourself as you get older? 
  4. What's your favorite part about your cultural identity?

If you have questions for Michael or Alisa (or both of us), please submit them for “Serious Fam Q&A” at or @seriouslythoughpod.

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