How to Become the Multi-Millionaire Next Door – with John from ESI Money

John from ESI Money joins me to talk us about how we can earn, save and invest our way to financial independence and millionaire status.

John is a former marketing executive, a real estate investor and now the owner of Rockstar Finance. He has built up his net worth to the multi-million dollar level through the principles we discuss on the show today.

He’s a family man too! John is a father of two and he’s been married to his wife for over 20 years.

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Do I Really Need a Financial Advisor? – with Joe Saul-Sehy

Taking advantage of the stock market is an incredible way to build wealth for your family. By investing in the market, you are forcing your money to work for you. Your money starts to make you more money!

But … Where do we start?

Can we do this ourselves?

Should we turn to a financial advisor?

How do I know a good advisor from one that’s just trying to sell me financial products that only benefit them?

Our guest today, Joe Saul-Sehy is going to help us with this exact conundrum.

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How to Achieve Financial Independence and Retire Early – with Deacon Hayes

Financial independence and early retirement are huge accomplishments. Like running a marathon, becoming debt free or losing 100 pounds, they require focus, patience and a whole lot of perseverance.

This monumental financial status allows you the freedom to do what you want when you want and have the location independence you desire.

Author Deacon Hayes joins me today to talk about his new book, You Can Retire Early! We’re gonna review the ins and outs of how each and every one of us has the opportunity win at the game of early retirement.

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Why I’m Increasing My Charitable Giving (And How My Kids Are Helping)

I only have one life and I want to make the most of it. For me, that means following my driving desire to give my family the best I possibly can.

Financial prosperity is an incredible gift that I can leave my kids for sure. They will take the knowledge, assets, and example we’ve given them to further strengthen our family tree in the future. That would unquestionably be a successful life in my book.

Lately though, I feel like I’ve been neglecting a major piece of the family prosperity puzzle: Charitable Giving.

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How to Raise Financially Savvy Kids – with Bill Dwight

One of the reasons I started my podcast was to help my kids (Zoey and Calvin) learn how to become financially savvy. That way, when they get older they’ll not only be able to survive on their own, but they’ll be able to really thrive and take our family tree to the next level.

Zoey is 6 and Calvin is 3. I’ve got a long way to go before they’re off on their own, but I’ve heard it’s never too early to start. According to a survey by NEFE, only 24% of Millennial respondents showed basic financial literacy.  

Since my kiddos are the children of Millennials (Generational Alpha), I’ve been working hard to improve my financial know-how so my kids are NOT lumped into that 24%.

As part my learning process, I asked Bill Dwight to join me on the show today. As a father of 5 and a former Oracle executive, Bill took his passion for software, his love for his children and his desire to promote financial literacy and started a company called FamZoo.

This company offers a prepaid card for kids so they can learn about how money really works. FamZoo’s goal is to bring financial literacy to 40 million American kids through thoughtful parent-moderated payment technology.

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7 Free Money Tools That Will Help You Build Wealth Today

Have you ever heard the saying, “You get what you pay for”?

This statement is essentially inferring that you if you want quality, then you’ll have to throw down some cash.

I used to believe that, but I don’t anymore. Over the last 7+ years, I’ve discovered more and more apps, tools and websites that have helped me on my journey to financial freedom. Most of my favorites have been completely free.

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Transition from Double Income to Single Income and Become a Stay-at-Home Mom

Our question of the month comes in from Tyler from Livonia, Michigan:


Tyler:

The thought of potentially living on a single income is scary, but it’s something that we’re considering more and more as a family. My wife is growing tired/weary of simply leaving our son at home and not being there / providing for him as she feels she should.

So, the question is this…

Any tips for transitioning to a single income to support a family?

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Financial Peace University – Why I Coach It (Even Though I Don’t Believe in All of Dave Ramsey’s Principles)

When Nicole and I got married, we were young, in love and … in debt.

I had a luxury lease car, a mortgage balance more than the value of my home and nearly $30,000 in student loans.

Nicole only had a $20,000 car loan. Yeah, I married up.

Needless to say, we were prime candidates for Financial Peace University (FPU). This course was developed by Dave Ramsey, the best-selling author of the Total Money Makeover. The goal of FPU is to learn how to “dump debt, budget, build wealth and give like never before.”

Dave’s book, the course and daily radio show encouraged Nicole and I to live on a monthly budget for the last 7 years, pay off all of our debt and even eliminate our mortgage by age 35.

I’m very grateful for everything I learned from Dave and his team. For that reason, I wanted to give back and pay it forward to others by coordinating Financial Peace University classes … even though I didn’t exactly agree with all of Dave’s teachings.

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How to Craft the Perfect Money Date – with Elle Martinez

On this podcast, we often talk about the importance of a true financial partnership with your spouse. When you’re on the same page about money, your marriage feels balanced. You have less stress, fewer money fights and it just feels better.

But we do we get there?  

Where do we start if we’re feeling off-balance?

Today, I’ve invited my good friend Elle Martinez to join us on the show again. This is our first repeat guest so you know she’s awesome.

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Why I Did A 401k Rollover After Leaving My Job (and How I Did It)

In 2014, my wife Nicole and I both started new careers. She moved from corporate recruiting into the role of Stay-at-Home Mom when our son Calvin was born. I moved to a new marketing agency to advance my career in account management.

After Nicole and I partnered together to pay off all of our debt, this single income life was something we were prepared for. It wasn’t an easy financial change, but it was completely worth it in our opinion.

With those new role changes we not only left old jobs behind, but we also left old 401k accounts behind as well. Since we both had been at our previous jobs for a while, the idea of rolling over our 401k accounts was new to us. We heard that we were definitely “supposed to” do the rollover immediately, but we didn’t really know why.

Following the “supposed to” advice, I decided to move forward with rolling over both of our 401k accounts into IRAs.

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