2023 NAACP Image Awards: Meet Rashad Bilal and Troy Milling of 'Earn Your Leisure' Podcast

The longtime friends are spreading awareness about the importance of financial literacy.

Rashad Bilal and Troy Milling, better known as the host of the Earn Your Leisure Podcast, are changing how people of all ages view and practice financial literacy. With a natural love for teaching, Bilal and Millings transformed a youth summer program into an empire spreading awareness through programs and other resources. Ahead of the duo’s 2023 NAACP Image Awards nomination for "Outstanding News and Information Podcast", here are three things you should know about the pair.

  • Rashad Bilal knew the importance of financial literacy early on

    At an early age, Earn Your Leisure co-founder Rashad knew the importance of financial literacy. He ultimately graduated from The University of Hawaii in 2007 and became a financial advisor a year later.

  • Their Earn Your Leisure also includes an online educational platform, “EYL University.”

    Aside from their podcast, they guys also created Earn You Leisure University is an online interactive community with over 200+ archived webinars covering various businesses, finance, and entrepreneurial topics.

  • Before teaming up with Rashad to create EYL, Troy was a teacher

    Before teaming up with his longtime friend, Bronx native Troy was an educator for nearly two decades. His teaching career began in the NYC Dept. of Education. He was also the Program Director at Operations Crossroads, a summer youth program designed for students at the secondary level of education.

    Watch the NAACP Image Awards live on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 8:00 pm ET/PT on BET.

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