The Good Financial Cents Show w/ Jeff Rose, CFP®

I’m sure you’ve heard this money rule before…..’You never loan money to family or friends.’

You will most likely never see that money again.

Even worse, would you ever loan money to anybody if you knew they were absolutely broke?

You may already be doing this and not even know! Tune in and I’ll tell you how this could be happening and a lot more.


Resources:

Fed Reserve Requirements

Fractional Reserve Banking

Best Online Banks

Low Risk High Return Investments

 

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Direct download: Episode_111_-_Banks_and_Money_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am CST

Are you ready???

Are you ready to buy some Bitcoin?

If you tuned in for the last Podcast you know we answered some of your questions about investing with Bitcoin.

In this episode, we are going to dive a bit deeper discussing some of the best places to buy, how my investments are going, and a whole lot more.

 

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Direct download: Episode_110_Bitcoin_Part_2_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am CST

You asked for it, so here it is!!

A Bitcoin buying guide, for beginners.

As most of you requested, I am starting with the basics of how to invest and how to make money.

Tune in for Part 1 as I explain the process for you in detail.

 

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Direct download: Episode_109_-_Bitcoin_Buying_Guide.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49am CST

You have most likely seen headlines about teenagers making thousands of dollars selling NFTs.

There are actually thousands of people making money with NFTs, it’s not just teenagers.

Most people don’t even know what an NFT is or how to get started.

Tune in and you’ll learn what an NFT is, how to buy one, and how you can start making money right now.

 

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Direct download: Episode108_-_How_to_Buy_Your_First_NFT_without_getting_scammed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am CST

Do you live in a ‘Rich’ or ‘Poor’ State?

Maybe you wonder how your income compares to others who hold a similar degree?

What about age?  Are you making about what others in your age group are making?

Tune in and I’ll share these answers and lots of other personal finance facts you need to know.

 

Resources on the Good Financial Cents Blog:

Personal Finance Facts and Statistics

 

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Direct download: Episode_107.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:14pm CST

When was the last time someone told you a secret?  

How did it make you feel to have this bit of information, that very few others knew.

If we are willing to take action we can use this type of insider information to our advantage.

Tune in as I share a few secrets about one of my favorite wealth saving tools - The Roth IRA.

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Direct download: Episode_106_-_7_Roth_IRA_Secrets_-_5_Billion_Roth_IRA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23am CST

It is an exciting time to be an investor in Cryptocurrency!

I was fortunate to start investing in crypto about three years ago.  There have been a few bumps along the way, but I am more than pleased so far.

Tune in as I share four different ways I am making money with cryptocurrency. I’m really excited about the fourth way.

Be sure to check out this video over on the YouTube channel.

 

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Direct download: Episode_105_-_Making_Money_With_Crypto_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am CST

What are some of the things in your life that you absolutely FREAK OUT about?

For me it is In-N-Out Burgers and my favorite sports team going all in.

Financial Independence and retiring early is another for me and a lot of other people, including todays guest!

Tune in as he shares his story of how he achieved financial freedom at a very young age.


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It was her entire life savings, all that she had saved, scraped, and socked away into her retirement account.

Once retirement hit, she made a very bold decision.

This decision changed her life!

Tune in as I share her decision and find out if this is the right move for your retirement account.


Resources on GoodFinancialCents.com:

Crypto Scams to Watch Out For


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Direct download: Episode_103_-_300k_IRA_Ethereum.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am CST

What started out as an innocent text, turned into a life changing conversation.

I text a good buddy of mine who has been a successful real estate investor for most of his career.  He's see the fruit of investing in real estate because of how many different ways you can invest.

But a mentor of his kept "nagging" him about bitcoin and he finally took a closer look.  Intrigued he did even more research - over 50 hours - and after learning more he made a huge pivot in his real estate business.  

Find out why he's all-in on crypto and sold most of his real estate business. 

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Direct download: Episode_102.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am CST

Is it time to finally say ‘Goodbye’ to Robinhood?

You’ve seen Robinhood App in the news - there are some interesting things going on.  Not all good.

Not the kind of press attention that most companies want.

This is not the main reason why I am making changes in my investment portfolio.  Tune in and I will share what I am changing and why.

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Direct download: Episode_101_-_Crypto_Moves_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03am CST

Imagine being stuck in a dead-end job.

Everyday when your alarm goes off, you dread getting up and going to work.

I got a chance to talk to Holly Johnson that was literally stuck in a dead-end job and did not want to stay there.

Tune in for her story and learn how she got out of this situation  and became a freelance writer how you can do the same.

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Direct download: Episode100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am CST

This may be a little controversial, but I think it will be fun.

We are going to be talking about scams, my 14-yr old son, and how I felt I needed to step in.

Tune in as I tell you all the details of what happened and how I reacted.

Watch this video on YouTube!

I (Almost) Got Scammed at a Card Show 😩 [Don't Make THIS Mistake]

 

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Direct download: Episode99_-_Parker_Conflict_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am CST

I am a sucker for any type of Super Hero movie. I love them all!

One of the most surprising was Guardians of the Galaxy.

This podcast isn’t about those types of Super Heroes, but a way you can be a Super Hero.

Tune in as I share more information about this so that you can become a Super Hero today!

 

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A buddy of mine told me to buy 1 Million shares of this.

But, I decided to do it my way and bought 66+ Million instead.

What in the world am I talking about?  Have I lost my mind? Maybe.

Tune in as I share all the details of what I bought and why.

 

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Direct download: Episode97.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:29pm CST

For those of you that don’t know….Bitcoin hit an all-time high, again! This time it was $66,000.

It went up before and then dipped quite a bit, it was exciting to see it climb back up in the 60k range (at the time of this recording).

With this recent increase, the question for me was, ‘Do I take some of the profits I’ve made from my Bitcoin investment and put that into something else?’

Tune in as I share the details of what I decided to do with this investment and why.

 

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Direct download: Episode96.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48am CST

The Founder and former CEO of the Vanguard Group had this to say about long-term investing: 

“Buy right and hold tight.”

I love that quote.

Tune in as I share all the details about the best long-term investments, find out what they are and add them to your portfolio now!

 

Resources on GoodFinancialCents.com:

Best Long-Term Investment Strategies & Products

 

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Direct download: Episode95.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am CST

You see the headlines again and again and again.

“Lowest interest rates in 30 years…if you refinance your mortgage.”

You could save thousands OR it could cost you thousands.

Tune in as I interview the CEO and Co-Founder, Seth Burstein from Fortunately.io as we discuss all the mistakes you could make when refinancing your mortgage and how you can avoid them.

Seth shares his personal experience when he contacted his personal bank about refinancing his mortgage. You'll be shocked to hear their initial response.  

We also discuss some of the options you have when you've seen an increase in equity in your home.  Hint:  one option is a cash-out refinance.  

We also address when is the right time to refinance your mortgage.  Is there really a "best" time or is it always a good decision? What about steps you need to take before you refinance your home

Interest rates are still at historic lows so this podcast might be the answer you need for your own home refinance.

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Direct download: Episode94.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23am CST

Steve Adcock shares his amazing story of how he and his wife retired at the age of 35 to live the life that they want.

How did they do it?

“The majority of our spending was on food from the grocery store, housing, and internet.”  

Tune in to my interview with Steve for all the details of how he accomplished this and how you can get started today.

 

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Direct download: Episode93.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm CST

“Never fear to make mistakes, be courageous enough to not repeat it.”

I’ve made a few mistakes in my life, some of those I’ve made again and again.

I learned from those mistakes.

As a financial planner, I’ve seen different clients making the same mistakes. Tune in and I’ll share what these common mistakes are and how you can avoid them.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am CST

“I just lay my heart out on the table, and people connect with that. Whatever business you are in, whatever you are doing, let people see that you are vulnerable, trusting, and just being honest.”

This is a brief snippet from a good friend of mine that was willing to come on the podcast and share an amazing journey that he has had.

This hasn’t been an easy journey, but because of grit and perseverance, this guy has found a way to thrive.

Tune in for the full interview and all the details of Jeff’s journey.

You can find Jeff Jones here: 

https://livinginmobile.com/

https://livinginmobile.com/meet-Jeff/

https://www.youtube.com/c/JeffJonesagent/featured

 

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Direct download: Episode_91.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am CST

I’ve been a financial planner for over 16 years.  There is one  common question I’ve been asked over and over and over.

I mean a LOT…

Especially, based on the current interest rate environment. 

Tune in and I’ll share what this question and how I would answer it today.

Resource on GoodFinancialCents.com:

Best Short-Term Investments For Your Money

 

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Direct download: Episode_90_-_Best_Short_Term_Investments.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:43pm CST

For all you parents out there, I am guessing you have a similar concern…..

Your children are going to grow up and be horrible with managing their money.

They will end up broke and moving back in with you!

Tune in this week as I share some information about a tool you can use to help your children learn to be better with managing their money. Let’s set them up for success!

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:10pm CST

I just finished a call where I was being offered a great opportunity.  As I considered the offer I realized this opportunity just wasn’t a good fit for me at this time.

I have several big goals that I am focusing on right now and although I appreciate the opportunity, being able to say no is a great feeling.

Having achieved financial independence or financial freedom, I have the option to choose.  

Tune in as I share what this opportunity was and why I decided to turn it down.

 

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Direct download: Ep88_-_Financial_Freedom_IRL_-_Turning_down_2000_per_Hour.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:43pm CST

I’ve been in the financial industry for over 20 years.

To this day, there is one piece of investing advice that still makes me cringe.

This is advice that you hear ALL the time.

Tune in as I share what this advice is, why I find it cringe-worthy, and so much more.

 

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Direct download: Ep_87_-_Index_Funds.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42am CST

When you think about a good rate of return on an investment, 7%-8% is about what makes most people happy.

Maybe you are a little more ambitious and want 10%-12% return? Maybe you’d like to double your money?

What if I told you about a different type of investment - an investment where you could make up to 30% right out of the gate?

Tune in while I share what this investment is, how you can get started, and so much more.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:42am CST

If you were considering a new job, you may be looking at the salary or hourly wage, vacation days, bonuses, personal days, etc.

What if I told you these are not the things that you should be focusing on.  

Instead of salary or hourly wage, there is a more important number you should be focusing on so much more.

If you focus on this number, that is what will help you achieve financial freedom.

Tune in and I will tell you what this number is and why it is so important.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:37pm CST

Something that I love to do is to purchase something with the intent to resell the item for a profit.

Otherwise known as FLIPPING!

It can be fun but it can also be very lucrative.

Tune in and find out how this couple is making over six figures a year flipping items.  They are sharing their story, some tips and tricks, and a whole lot more.

You can watch the video interview on YouTube here!

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Direct download: Ep84_-_This_Couple_Made_133000.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am CST

When you start investing, you begin to have investing milestones.

These milestones can include the number of times that you are investing into something, or investing a certain dollar amount for the first time.

Ruching a milestone can be very exciting and at the same time, very scary.

Tune in and listen as I talk about a huge investing milestone. 

Resources on GoodFinancialCents.com:

How to Start Investing in the Stock Market

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Direct download: Episode_83_-_Invest_10000.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58am CST

One of the concepts that I love the most is….Thinking about your thinking.

 

How do you change your mindset?

 

How do you change your approach to how you handle day to day things.

 

This is something that I work on - on a daily basis.

 

Tune in and I will share the tough question I asked that started all of this.

 

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Direct download: Ep82_-_Thinking.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23pm CST

Whenever you hear this statement….you are going to think that I am INSANE!

I was making $400,000/year in passive income and I GAVE IT UP!

WHY?

Tune in as I share why I made this decision and a whole lot more.

You can also hear more about it in this video on the YouTube channel! 

 

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Direct download: Episode81-Sold_400k_Business.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24am CST

You want to make sure that your family is taken care of. 

You are doing all the right things, being responsible, then you hear that dreaded word…..

DENIED!

Today we are going to talk about some options you may have if you have been denied life insurance coverage.

 

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Direct download: Episode_80_-_Denied_Life_Insurance_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53am CST

We all want passive income!

Whether that's through real estate, starting an online business or a vending machine.

One of the easiest ways to earn passive income is through dividend investing.  

But how long does it take and how much do you need to make $1,000 per month from dividends?

That's what I tackle on this episode. 

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Direct download: Ep79_-_1000_Month_Dividends.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:41pm CST

What were you doing when you were 16 years old?

 

I don’t know about you but I was hanging out with my friends and working a part time job. That was about it.

 

What I didn’t have was $5,000 to do whatever I wanted with, and  I certainly didn’t have the mindset to think about investing.

 

I do have a friend that has a 16 year old that wants to invest $5,000 and he reached out for advice.  Listen in as I share in detail the advice I gave my friend and his son.

 

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Direct download: Episode_78.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48am CST

I was deployed to Iraq for over 17 months, so it takes quite a bit to shock me.

 

Well, I had a client interaction that shocked me so much my mouth dropped open.

 

I had been working with this client for about a year helping them plan for retirement when they asked me to do something I felt was a little crazy.

 

Tune in as I share all the details of what this client asked me to do and my reaction.

Direct download: Episode77_-_Retirement_Income_Shock.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:18pm CST

It was love at first sight!  I thought she was the one.  Then I got DUMPED!

 

You may be wondering what this has to do with personal finance, investing, or even entrepreneurship.

 

There’s a connection. The next time I got dumped and had my heart broken, it wasn’t a girl….it was GOOGLE.

 

Tune in and I will share all the details of what happened, how I worked through it, and came out better on the other side.

Direct download: Ep76-_Dumped_by_Google.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52am CST

It happened again!  Well, I can’t 100% positively verify - but I am 97% confident that I got Covid again.

 

Last year my entire family got Covid.  It started with my oldest son and then traveled through the family.

 

Fortunately, my youngest two were not sick for very long, like a day or less.

 

This second time around, it started the same way, with my oldest two sons.  Tune in and I will share how this second round is progressing.

Direct download: 75-_Covid_2.0.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm CST

What is the best way to get TAX FREE Money?

 

We already know the answer..it’s the Roth IRA (I Love The Roth IRA).

There are so many different options out there, which one is the best to open a Roth IRA?

I get this question all the time on the blog and on the YouTube channel, listen in as I share details on how to pick the best option for you.

Check out the complete list at GoodFinancialCents.com here.

Direct download: Episode74.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:18pm CST

This might be a bit of a shock……not EVERY financial advisor has YOUR best interest at heart.

 

I am going to give an example of a financial advisor, that may sound like he is doing a good thing, but it is actually kind of shady.

 

This could cost you a ton more fees, while you are thinking you are getting something good in return.

 

Tune in as I share all the details and how you can avoid getting ripped off.

Direct download: Episode73.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37pm CST

Ten Million Dollars…..

 

That is a LOT of money. I can’t even comprehend that number.

 

Someone asked me about my financial blogging journey, they wanted to know how much money I had made from JUST my website. The answer, $10,000,000.

 

You’ll want to have a listen to this episode where I explain how I started and grew my blog to reach this level.

Direct download: Episode72.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29am CST

You finally found an opportunity to help yourself, your family, and your friends.

 

You thought you were doing a good thing but it was all a SCAM!

 

This happened to a friend of mine, he fell for a scam.  It could happen to any of us.

 

Have a listen as I share what happened to my friend and how you can avoid getting trapped like this in a scam.

Direct download: Episode_71_-_He_Got_Scammed_and_Lost_it_All_-_Crypto_Fraud.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07am CST

He was going to be my greatest success story yet! He was on the verge of becoming a multi-millionaire…then it all changed.

 

My big success story quickly turned into a $647,365 mistake.

 

Tune in as I share what happened, why it happened, and so much more.


It was only $100 and it CHANGED MY LIFE!

 

This is the prime reason I am a multi-millionaire today.

 

I’m not talking about some get rich quick scheme. This is all about a little $100+ check that I earned with a little work and persistence.

 

Listen in as I share the details of how I made this happen and how  you can use this same method to start your wealth hacking journey.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am CST

Imagine there is someone willing to pay you to do something you love doing.

 

It gets better…what if that person is willing to pay you THREE TIMES as much for the same amount of work.

 

If you are good at what you do, you should not be afraid to ask for what you are worth.

 

In this episode, I’m sharing all the details of how you can confidently charge a rate that is inline with your expertise.


What is the most crucial thing you need for job security?

 

A degree? Your Resume? Experience?  (Actually it isn’t any of these)

 

This is Part 2 in our Make More Money Series.  Part 2 is all about the Side Hustle.

 

Tune in as I share the benefits of having a side hustle, including financial security, flexibility, freedom, and more!

Direct download: Episode_67_-_Make_More_Money_Part_2_-_Side_Hustles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10am CST

Have you ever made a mistake so bad that you were in tears?

 

I have.

That mistake taught me some huge lessons.  I’ve learned to never repeat that mistake again but also how I could make a lot more money.

Tune in as I share the details and hopefully help you from making the same type of mistake.

Check out my Ultimate Guide on How to Make More Money on GoodFinancialCents.com here: https://www.goodfinancialcents.com/how-to-make-money/

Direct download: Episode_66_-_Make_More_Money_Part_1_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm CST

Why did I go from 100% Debt free to almost One Million Dollars in debt?

 

I’m sure Dave Ramsey would be ready to record a rant about this one!

 

Tune in as I share all the reasons why this decision was scary, full of risk, and has provided so much growth opportunity for my entire family.

Direct download: Episode_65_-_1_Million_in_Debt_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm CST

This has never been revealed.

 

I am going to share the inside story and all the secrets of how I built my YouTube channel from Zero to over 370,000 subscribers.

 

I was recently asked how I got started and what was my process behind the scenes.

 

If you are looking to start your own YouTube channel, you will want to tune in and learn from my process.

Direct download: Episode_64_-_YouTube.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm CST

Imagine you have been planning the perfect family vacation for months, you and your family are counting down the days, then you are told you can not go.

This recently happened to my family and  two other families that were vacationing with us. (A total party of 16 people).

Tune in and I will share the full story with you (and a few financial tips along the way).

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am CST

It is not a secret…if you want to make a good amount of money you should invest in real estate.

The question is….where do I start?

Today I will share a strategy with 7 Simple Steps that twill get you on your way to being a successful real estate investor.

Tune in to my conversation with Ryan Wright, creator of  the Income Hacker podcast. He knows everything about real estate investing.

Direct download: Episode_62.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22am CST

Today I want to share something that I have never shared publicly before.

This was completely unplanned, but it is something that I felt I needed to share.

I hope that by sharing my experience I can help others that may be struggling with some of the same issues.

Tune in and I’ll tell you all about my biggest struggle.

Direct download: Episode_61_-_My_Biggest_Struggle..mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:55pm CST

If you have access to a $100 Dollar Bill - take it out and have a really hard look at that bill.

Now imagine it is $2.62 Million Dollars (tax free money).

Let’s talk about how you can get here and what you need to do.

We are going to start with some common questions and some important rules for 2021.  Tune in for all the details.

Direct download: Episode_60_-_The_2.62_Million_Roth_IRA_2021_Rules_You_Need_to_Know_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52am CST

Which one would you chose?

1 Million Dollars or 10 Tomato Plants…..

The answer may surprise you - tune in and find out why and a whole lot more!

Direct download: Episode_59.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10am CST

If someone invades you home - do you kick them out? Do you throw them to the curb?  Or….

Do you give back? 

I recently had technician in for  pest control service.  While here he noticed was in my office/studio and asked me if I was interested in Finance.

He shared his story and I shared my story about how I got where I am today.  Tune in and I’ll share the full story.  Check Brandon out on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/lilapricot/sorry-i-missed-you

Direct download: 58-Taking_Bold_Action.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:26pm CST

I’m going to be doing something a little different here on the channel.  I am going to be sharing, in detail, my wealth building journey. 

I want to share the steps and processes I used to get where I am today.

I am going to call this series The Wealthy OG.

Tune in and hear all the details of what I call the Wealth Stack - the key components to building wealth.

Direct download: 56-_The_Wealth_Stack_audio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38pm CST

Are you tired of your job, your boss, your commute?  If you are ready for a change in your career…you need this option NOW.

I got a change to sit down with someone that I’ve admire for quite some time, someone that has cracked the code of a successful side hustle, Nick Loper.

A side hustle can give you freedom, flexibility, and an additional source of income (or grown into a primary source of income).

Tune in to hear Nick’s journey, success stories, and the key components of scaling a side hustle.

Direct download: 56-_Nick_Loper.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am CST

I spent months preparing for this moment…..the moment where I turned in my resignation at the first and only real job I had as a financial advisor.

That experience has led to so many similar experiences where I was beyond uncomfortable.

Each one of these uncomfortable moments was necessary.  They were necessary for growth and change.

I’m going to share a few of these moments and talk about the changes and personal and professional growth that came about because of these moments of proactive discomfort.

Direct download: Episode_55_-_Wanna_Get_Rich__Proactive_Discomfort_is_What_You_Need.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:56pm CST

If I buy Bitcoin and make money, do I have to pay taxes? Yes, yes you do.

If you are a Cryptocurrency investor, you have to be aware of the tax consequences.

Many think that the IRS either doesn’t care or they are completely unaware of capital gains related to cryptocurrency investing.

In today’s podcast I am going to answer some of the most common questions I get regarding cryptocurrency and taxes.

*This is not tax advice - please consult a tax professional.


It is one of the coolest things in the world…when you find money you didn’t know you had.

When you are doing something you enjoy, something you consider a hobby and then you discover there is a way to make some real money from this hobby—-SCORE!

If you have been paying attention on the YouTube channel, you may have seen that I have been collecting (I like to say investing in) sports cards.

I have been learning about and researching my investments (mostly via eBay).

Tune in while I dive into this strategy for a potential money making opportunity.

Direct download: Episode_53_-_Make_1000_or_more_on_Ebay_Arbitrage_Strategy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm CST

I can’t believe that this is legal! How much in taxes can we save?

What in the world is going on with Cryptocurrency? Everything seems to be spiking down.

The good news is ….we can save some tax dollars on our cryptocurrency investments.

Tune in and get all the info on the 100% legal tax hack with cryptocurrency investments.

*This is not tax advice - please consult a tax professional.

Direct download: Episode_52_-_Totally_Legal_Cryptocurrency_Tax_Hack.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

So how did my Fundrise (crowdfunding real estate investment) do, compared to other options I could have used to invest my money?

So over a 3-year stretch, how did my investment do? What if I would have invested my money differently?

So $5,000 from 03/18 my average return is 8.1% (net return).

One option that I could have done is buying a real estate ETF. (Looking at you Vanguard).

How does your return compare to what else is out there?

Tune in and we will break it down for you.

Direct download: Episode_51_-_Fundrise_Returns_Part_2_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

I recently received an email congratulating me on my 3-year anniversary with Fundrise. I felt this would be a good time to dive in and share how my investments were performing.

In this episode I want to give an introduction to Fundrise; what it is, how it works, and how you can get started investing in real estate. We will also talk about the different investment strategies that Fundrise offers.

I’m also going to share the details of my Fundrise portfolio; my strategy, my initial investment amount, and my return on this investment to date.

Direct download: Episode_50_-_Fundrise_Returns_3_Years_Later.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41am CST

I am getting so many questions about Cryptocurrency!

Everyone wants to know what am I doing and is crypto a viable investment.

I got into Bitcoin when it dropped down to around $7,000.  Since then, I have invested into Ethereum, Dogecoin, and a few others.

I am sharing my cryptocurrency investment strategy with you. I’m talking all about  how much I invested, where I invested, and how that is working out for me.

Direct download: 49_-_Dogecoin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am CST

Oh, and did I mention this $270k is completely tax free?

Spoiler alert: This episode could relate to 401k/Roth IRA Conversions.

I’ll cover what I did, how I did it, and what that looks like going forward.

I am going to give you a quick refresher on the Roth IRA including, how to open an account, annual investment amounts, income limits, and other tips. I’ll also share a behind the scenes look at where I am investing.

Direct download: Episode_48_-_How_I_Turned_11000_into_270000_and_you_can_too.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50am CST

What happens when you have a spouse/family member that has a large amount of debt, and passes away?

Is this debt now your responsibility?

This can vary based on the state where you live.

This could have a major impact on your financial health and/or your financial goals.

Tune in and I will cover some of the questions you probably have around unpaid debt of a deceased family member.


What in the ‘Doge’ is going on?

How does a joke turn into an investment that is up over 6,000% for the year?????

As a reference, Dogecoin is a Crypto currency that was founded as a joke, years ago. It has been sitting around $0.01 to $0.03.

This has been blowing up for a little while now and is trading for around $0.60 today (around $0.34 at the time of this recording).

I have been wanting to buy Dogecoin for a while but just haven’t acted on it.

Tune in and I will tell you more about what I did, and why.

Direct download: Episode_46_-_Dogecoin_is_only_up_64577_for_the_year_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm CST

Do you want to become a millionaire? 

Before you can reach that goal, you have to do one thing.

If you are like me and so many other entrepreneurs, you probably have a ton of ideas on how to make your millions. Maybe you have narrowed down all of these ideas into one big vision.

Now you are faced with the problem of taking that first step. How do you get past that first big obstacle.

Tune in and I’ll share some great advice to help you find clarity and do this one thing.

Direct download: Episode_45_-_Becoming_a_Millionaire_Requires_This_One_Crucial_Step_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:12pm CST

I once walked out of my bank holding $10,000 in cash.  I thought the Feds were going to come knocking at my door to take me away!

Turns out if you withdraw $10k or more from your bank account you have to fill out special IRS forms. Another thing I learned is that you can not record bank transactions for YouTube videos!

The reason I went through all of this was so that I could record a video for YouTube to show you how to invest $10,000.

This is a great topic and one that never gets old.  Have a listen as I share how I invested my $10,000.

Direct download: Episode_44_-_How_to_Invest_10000_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm CST

68% of Americans do not have this one VERY important thing. 

The crazy part? One piece of paper can take care of it all!  It is really a lot easier to remedy than you may think.

Have you guessed what I’m talking about? Are you in this huge ‘don’t have’ group?

Tune in and I will tell you exactly what I am talking about, why it is so important, and how you can get this taken care of today!

Trust me, you don’t want to wait.

Direct download: Episode_43__68_of_Americans_Dont_Have_This_Simple_Fix_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:47am CST

Can you really increase your productivity 1000%? 

Yes, yes you can.

I’m sharing one trick that I have implemented in my daily routine that keeps me focused, productive, and on track to achieve my goals.

Transparent moment: I have not done this in the last three weeks due to everything going on in my life. Trust me I have noticed a significant drop in my productivity.

I am getting back on track and will be implementing this one trick each and every day.  Can you join me and commit to adding this one trick to your daily routine?

Direct download: Episode_42_-_1000_Productivity_Increase_w__This_1_Trick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am CST

One thing I have been doing with my children is making sure they have a financially sound future.

I am spending time teaching my children how to earn money, save money and invest their money.  I set up a custodial account and purchased one share of stock for each of my two oldest sons.

My two oldest sons got to pick some of their own stocks and together we set up an account on stockpile for each of them.

I’m sharing all the details regarding tax advantages, setting up a custodial account, and how and when to transfer these accounts to your children.

Direct download: Episode_41_-_How_To_Make_Your_Kids_Future_Millionaires_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am CST

When I launched my first online course, I had no idea what I was doing.

I still netted over $200,000! (The sales rolled in over a two-year time period.)

Having no idea what I was doing, I looked to someone that I admire, Ramit Sethi.  I remember how impressed I was with the first course he put together. 

The first thing I had to do was decide what I wanted to teach with my course. I kept procrastinating until I finally had that light bulb moment. People were already paying me one-on-one to learn how I started my blog and attracted new clients with online marketing.

Tune in and I’ll share more in more detail the process I went through when creating this course.

Direct download: Episode_40_-_How_I_Made_200k_Selling_My_First_Online_Course_-.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08am CST

I have gone on an investing ‘shopping spree’!

On today’s episode I want to share with you what I have been putting my money into.

I’ve been sitting on a ton of cash for quite a while now and it was well beyond time to start putting that cash to work for me.

One of the things I’ve started putting more money into is crypto currency.  Tune in and I’ll give you the details on this and some of my other recent investments.

Direct download: Episode_39_-_What_Im_Buying_Right_Now.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:27pm CST

I recently shared one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to go through.

My father-in-law passed away.  It has been really hard not just for me but my wife and my children.

Having just gone through this with my in-laws, I wanted to share some things that I think you need to address.

Tune in and I will share in more detail what you need to get in order today.

Direct download: EDITED_Episode_38.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am CST

Can you really make $600,000 a month selling shoes?

I was on a hunt for a particular pair of Jordan’s and discovered a website called StockX.

This site has a ton of brand new, hard to find sneakers. Using the StockX app, you can buy and resell shoes and make a killing!

Tune and I’ll share the details of how to buy and resell for big profits.

Direct download: Episode_37_-_Make_Money_Selling_Sneakers_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11am CST

I’ve never been bungee jumping, skydiving, or hang gliding, and I’ve never swam with sharks.

Despite this, I do consider myself a risky individual, I like to take risks.

I have taken plenty of risks with my investments, my business, and my personal life.  I’ve learned that if you are not willing to take some risks you are not going to achieve exponential results.

Tune in and I’ll share how I have benefited from taking calculated risks with my business and financial investments.

Direct download: GFC_Podcast_36-_Build_Wealth_by_taking_risks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am CST

I can’t tell you how good it is to be back!

I’ve been down and out for a bit with Covid, Ice Storms, and other things going on over here.

Today’s episode is all about taxes - what you can do and what you can’t do to maximize tax savings.

Almost half of Americans started working from home last March. Because of this many of you had to buy new office furniture, equipment, etc.

Unfortunately, you may not be able to ‘write off’ a lot of these things.

Tune in and we will talk about those expenses and how to handle them.

Direct download: GFC_35_-_Taxes_taxes_taxes_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07am CST

Yeah…..I go the Covid.

I wanted to hop on and share my experience with anyone that may be worried about getting Covid.

I don’t take it lightly. Just recently my mother-in-law lost both of her parents to Covid.

I really don’t know how I got Covid, we do have 4 kids that are attending school.  My oldest son tested positive and showed mild symptoms, within a few days we had the entire family tested.

Let me tell you how that is going in my house right now.....

Direct download: 34_-_I_Got_Covid.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

I like Twitter, it’s fun.  It can get a little crazy sometimes. Here’s an example….

I recently published an article on Forbes ‘The Best Side Hustles for 2021.’ One of those ideas was to become a social media manager. This article was shared on Twitter.

I started getting tagged in tweets and retweets that basically all said I didn’t know what I was talking about.

Some of these people were really, really offended by my article.  Tune in for the full story.

Direct download: 33-_fight_on_twitter_with_social_media_managers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22am CST

You won’t believe the tool I use to achieve almost 100% of my goals.

The best part, this tool only costs $5.99.

I just launched a new course last month that is all about goal setting. Most of the things I am teaching in this course are things that I have learned through courses, coaching programs and mentoring programs that I have completed.

Tune in and I’ll share a little more about this and more details on the tools that I use to achieve my goals.

Direct download: Episode_32_-_Top_3_Tools_For_Goal_Setting_Greatness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:18am CST

I recorded this video almost an eternity ago when #Bitcoin was only worth $31,000.  And, as of today, it passed $40k 😳

I was in denial about Bitcoin. I did not have any intention of investing in cryptocurrency.  I changed my mind and I am glad that I did.

Tune in and I’ll share:

What is Bitcoin trading at right now?

What are the main factors behind the growth of Bitcoin?

  • More mainstream acceptanc
  • Larger institutional investors are pumping money into Bitcoin

Should you invest in Bitcoin?

Bottom line, do what works for you.

Direct download: Episode_31_-_Bitcoin_is_Really_Worth_400k_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm CST

Are you guilty of spending $199 on a cheeseburger? There is a high probability that you are.

During the pandemic food deliver apps like GrubHub and Uber Eats grew in popularity.

I know my household made use of these apps frequently.

When you factor in all the service fees, delivery fees, and markup on menu items a $10 meal can quickly double or triple in price.

Imagine if you invested that money in stocks instead burgers.

Direct download: Episode_30_-_The_199_Cheeseburger_Isnt_Worth_It_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:32am CST

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