Money Talk and More with Haley Sacks (aka Mrs Dow Jones)

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Haley Sacks is making money sexy. Okay, money has always been sexy. Maybe it’s more appropriate to say Haley Sacks is making money management sexy. That’s right. Rate hikes, vesting, compound interest: Sacks, under the banner of her Mrs. Dow Jones brand, transforms generally opaque financial concepts into highly digestible, pop-culture-soaked tidbits that help a subset of people who don’t much feel like reading the Wall Street Journal, thank you very much.

Through Instagram memes (“Dream: retired; reality: just tired”) and videos (“Taylor Swift Is Basically a Hedge Fund”), Sacks brings investing into the cultural conversation in a way that feels in tune with the moment. It’s like Investing for Dummies, only, like, Sacks would definitely think of something way more clever (and respectful/empowering) to call her audience than “dummies.” This isn’t the ’90s.

For the third installment of SIXTY’s Summer Book Club, Sacks is bringing her Mrs. Dow Jones act to the roof of SIXTY SoHo to chat with Sally Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, about her book, Own It: The Power of Women at Work. Also on the bill: Logan Cohen, co-founder of KÜDZOO, an app that incentivizes kids to get good grades. It’s all happening July 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join us. Until then, learn more about host Haley Sacks.

Place of origin:

Upper East Side.

Current place of residence:

Flatiron.

Present occupation:

Mrs. Dow Jones.

First job you ever had:

Camp counselor.

Quote to live by:

“If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die” — Warren Buffett

Three guilty pleasures:

Real Housewives, extra massage at the nail salon, going to bed really really early.

Personal travel ethos:

Overpack. Tip everyone.

Drink of choice:

Tequila soda with lime.

What is the best news you ever received?

It’s not public yet hehe.

Who or what is largely overrated? Explain.

Being “on track” with your peers. I really believe everyone has a different timeline. Just focus on what’s in front of you, not what’s going on around you.

Where do you go for inspiration, peace of mind?

For inspiration, I ask my team. They’re amaze and know everything about the internet. For peace of mind, I’m obsessed with working out. My trainer Ngo Okafor is everything!

First book you remember ever reading:

Uncle Wiggily’s Story Book.

Book you read and reread as a child:

Mommies Don’t Get Sick!

Book you would have preferred to set on fire than read when you were growing up:

I don’t remember hating any books growing up. I just remember faking sick so I could stay home and read Twilight.

Books currently on your bedside table:

Own It by Sallie Krawcheck, Sex and the Single Girl by Helen Gurley Brown, Super Soul Sunday by Oprah, The Preppy Handbook.

Favorite place to read:

At my parent’s house in Martha’s Vineyard. They have a nook! Perfection.

Book you think best captures New York City, or at least your version of it:

A perfect mix of American Psycho, Gossip Girl, and The Great Gatsby.

Book everyone should have read by now:

Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss. It has changed the way I do business and has given me so much confidence. Everyone on my team loved it too.

Author, dead or alive, who you’d like to sit down and have some sort of beverage with:

Oprah, duh. Love you, Oprah.

If you wrote a novel, what would it be about?

It would be about a woman going through a divorce who travels through Italy, India, and Bali to re-discover herself. I think it’s gonna be a smash!

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