CNBC Make It: Your Money
Online⎮October 17, 2023⎮1PM - 2PM ET

CNBC Make It: Your Money Livestream

Level Up and Build Your Dream Career

How do you nail a job interview or negotiate salary at your current company? What financial moves should you make if the traditional 9 to 5 is not your chosen path? And how can you build your savings while paying off student loans?

Regardless of where you are in your career, planning out your next steps can be overwhelming if you don’t have a playbook. CNBC’s Make It: Your Money will share actionable advice to help you earn more, level up in your career, and map out your financial future.


Douglas Boneparth

Douglas A. Boneparth is the president and founder of Bone Fide Wealth. Early in his career, Boneparth became one of the youngest certified financial planner professionals in the country. In 2016, he was named to the InvestmentNews Top “40 Under 40.” Boneparth is also the co-author of The Millennial Money Fix, which helps millennials learn the reasons for their financial challenges and provides the mechanics for their solutions. He serves as the CFP Board Ambassador for New York, educating the public on how financial planning with CFP professionals can help people achieve their financial goals.

Boneparth has helped his clients negotiate sales of businesses; establish legacies for future generations; purchase new homes; pay off debt; and achieve financial independence. While servicing the needs of his diverse book of business, he noticed a gaping hole in the industry: advice for millennials, his peers.

He is a leading media source and influencer on millennial finance, appearing on CNBC’s On The Money and Nightly Business Report, ABC’s World News Tonight and Good Morning America, and Cheddar, as well as in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and others.

Boneparth may be reached by email at Follow him on Twitter at @dougboneparth.

Matt Higgins

Matt Higgins is a proven operator, investor and business builder with a knack for helping founders at pivotal growth moments achieve breakout success. He serves as CEO of RSE Ventures, a private firm that incubates and invests in companies across sports and entertainment, food and lifestyle, media and marketing, and technology.

Higgins co-founded RSE with Miami Dolphins owner, Stephen M. Ross, the most prominent private developer in the U.S. and a serial entrepreneur. Together Higgins and Ross have helped build enterprises from scratch, including the largest privately owned soccer tournament in the world (International Champions Cup) and leading brand strategy and communications agency Derris.

As an incubator, RSE has helped build leading restaurant software company RESY and the world's premier drone racing circuit, the Drone Racing League. Higgins was the first client of marketing guru Gary Vaynerchuk, before becoming a co-owner of VaynerMedia and a partner with early-stage venture fund Vayner/RSE. RSE most recently built a portfolio of dynamic restaurant brands by partnering with Momofuku, Milk Bar, &pizza and Bluestone Lane, and invested in cybersecurity with the acquisition of SkOUT.

Higgins began his career as the youngest press secretary in New York City history, where he helped manage the global press response during 9/11. He has been an executive for two NFL teams – currently serving as vice chairman of the Miami Dolphins.

Jenny Nguyen

Jenny Nguyen picked up a basketball right around the same time she put down her milk bottle. From an early age, people called her a tomboy. Instead of playing with dolls and wearing dresses, she climbed trees and rode bikes. But most of all, she loved to play basketball. That love shaped her whole identity and helped her to fit in all the way through high school.

When she was 19 years old in her first year playing college ball at Clark College, Nguyen ruptured her ACL. She was devastated by the career-ending injury, but stumbled upon a newfound passion: cooking. She cooked all through college, first for her roommate, then for the whole floor and then for the entire dorm. She landed her first kitchen job at age 22 and fell in love with the craft all over again.

After graduating from college, Nguyen enrolled at the Western Culinary Institute in downtown Portland. There she graduated from the expedited program while working full time at a couple of fine-dining restaurants.

When she was in the kitchen, Nguyen was in her element. The zone. The basketball court and the kitchen have been the only two places she has ever felt like she belonged. Later, she realized that both those places are very male-dominated and that she had struggled, endured and found success in her own way. She went on to work her way up in kitchens for another 15 years, with the last four years as an executive chef at Reed College for Bon Appétit Management Company.

Frank Holland

Frank Holland is anchor of CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange” (M-F, 5AM-6AM ET), which broadcasts from CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

He is also a Transports & Tech Correspondent for the network. Holland focuses on reporting and executive interviews for cloud computing, enterprise software and cybersecurity companies in the technology sector as well as trucking, e-commerce and shipping companies in the supply chain sector. Previously, he was a general assignment reporter for CNBC starting in September 2018.

During his time at the network, Holland has covered a wide range of national stories including: the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine, the death of George Floyd, Hurricane Ida and the first Kentucky Derby after the pandemic.

Holland also covers Diversity, Equity and Inclusion under CNBC’s Equity and Opportunity brand including the 100th Anniversary of Black Wall Street, diversity in tech and various network specials.

Before joining CNBC, Holland was an anchor and reporter at NBC Boston and WCVB in Boston covering national stories and major local news including the famous “28-3” Patriots Super Bowl victory, The “Texting-Suicide” trial and the Boston Marathon. Holland also enterprise original series and hosted live events, including “Black in Boston”, a weekly business segment and the NBC Education Town Hall in Boston.

Prior to Boston, Holland spent three years as an anchor/reporter at WGN-TV in Chicago, where he covered the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, the Republican and Democratic national conventions, as well as the National College Football Championship. He also held positions at NBC Affiliate WDIV in Detroit, News 12 in New York, and spent several years in television news in both the Virgin Islands and Alaska.

Holland holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Bentley University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., the Urban League and the National Association of Black Journalists.

Kristina Partsinevelos

Kristina Partsinevelos joined CNBC in May 2021 and serves as the Nasdaq reporter for the network, based at the Nasdaq and CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. She covers the Nasdaq, semiconductors, ESG and precious metals, and her reporting appears on television and CNBC’s digital platforms.

Prior to CNBC, Partsinevelos was a business correspondent and economist for three years at the Fox Business Network, covering everything from technology, to the White House, to the Federal Reserve and reporting in the field around New York City during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. She also reported from South Carolina in the eye of Hurricane Florence, a category 4 storm, in September 2018.

Prior to that, Partsinevelos worked for Global News in London, BNN Bloomberg (Canada’s Business News Network), CTV News Channel and CBC Edmonton covering the latest financial news, including the retail, tech, and automotive sectors.

She is fluent in French and received her MBA from the University of Oxford’s Saȉd Business School. She also has a master’s in journalism from Carleton University.

Follow Kristina Partsinevelos on Twitter @KristinaParts.

Ashton Jackson

Ashton Jackson is a reporter for Make It’s Success team, and a member of NBCU Academy. Ashton graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, NC, where she worked at the A&T Register. After graduation, Ashton also interned at Sony Pictures Entertainment. You can follow her on Twitter at @ashtonlinnell.




Frank Holland, CNBC “Worldwide Exchange” Anchor, Transports & Tech Correspondent 


How do you overcome the fear of failure and set yourself up for success when working towards your dream job? We’ll speak with two entrepreneurs about taking the leap, navigating obstacles and how to ultimately maximize your potential. 

Matt Higgins, RSE Ventures Co-Founder & CEO
Jenny Nguyen, The Sports Bra Owner
Moderator: Kristina Partsinevelos, CNBC General Assignment Reporter 


Whether you’re working a regular 9-to-5 or have a less traditional career path, it’s still important to plan for your financial future. We’ll speak with a financial expert about how to prioritize where to put your hard-earned money whether it’s paying down debt, investing and building credit or choosing the right retirement account for you. 

Douglas Boneparth, Bone Fide Wealth Founder & President
Interviewer: Frank Holland, CNBC “Worldwide Exchange” Anchor, Transports & Tech Correspondent 


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