Wise Wedding Decisions and the Chocolate Fountain Fail

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS038.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAre you picking the RIGHT services for your wedding, ones that will help build memories and not regret? Coach Hal and I discuss spending money on the RIGHT things for a wedding, not things that don’t really matter to the success of…

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How To Live On The Draw – Making The Most Of a Salesman’s Payday

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS037_DRAW.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSA portion of our working force is paid by commission. Some are paid a certain amount each week – regardless of how much they earn. This can be great for budgeting but bad if the salesperson doesn’t hit their projected goals. How…

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Remarried With Kids: How 4 Become 1

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS036.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhat happens when you find yourself divorced but have to – or want to – keep the Ex involved with your kid’s lives and, of course, the financial expenditures that come along with raising kids in split households? Today we speak with…

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When and Where to Find Scholarships

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS035_Scholarships.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSDid you know that billions of scholarship money goes unfunded? It’s not because people don’t qualify but because people don’t apply. Coach Christine shares her years of experience helping frantic parents find ways to pay for their teen’s college. HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS…

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Should I Escrow My Own Home Insurance and Taxes?

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS034.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWould you be better off earning interest than letting the bank hold your money? You may not have ever known you had a choice of escrowing your own taxes and insurance but in most cases you could. It’s not a conspiracy –…

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TSP Retirement Plans for U.S. Military and Federal Employees

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS033.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMembers of the U.S. military and Federal employees are able to invest for retirement in a low-cost group of funds called the Thrift Savings Plan (aka TSP). Coach Carl was an employee of the Federal government and would get question after question…

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FAILURE TO LAUNCH: Dealing with adult children – FWS032

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS032.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSCoach Kim recently encountered a situation that is no longer considered uncommon: Adult children who are dependent on their parents. Movies have been made about a grown-up’s “Failure To Launch” and Thomas Stanley wrote about “Economic Outpatient Care” in The Millionaire Next…

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100% Debt Free – NOW WHAT? A real conversation with Coach Christine

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS031.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSCoach Steve and his wife hit a huge milestone: They paid off their house! So – WHAT’S NEXT? Listen in on a real coaching conversation with Coach Christine. She helps Coach Steve reel in the possibilities and do the real work – which is…

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What You Need To Know About Renting – FWS030

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS030.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMoving can be stressful, especially when you are moving out for the very first time or thinking about renting a house. There are a number of things we need to be aware of, so I had a conversation with Coach Jeremy about what…

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From Rags to Riches: Making Lemonade Out Of Food Stamps

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS029.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSTo win with money you need to: Be born into a family where wealth abounds Be talented, beautiful, and live in a good neighborhood to get ahead in life Earn a 4-year degree in finance or you’ll never have financial wellness These…

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When Do I Use My Emergency Fund? FWS028

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS028.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSDid you know the cheapest and safest insurance policy for your financial plan is not an actual insurance policy? In our previous episode we heard from Kisha. She was a listener who reached out to us for help. In just a few…

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I was drowning in debt but paid off 3 Payday Loans – FWS027

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS027.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSKisha called us for help. We found the perfect coach for her, Coach Parkey, and she says without his help she would be a wreck right now. “I was drowning in debt for a very long time” “I wasn’t good at money…

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Saving For Retirement Later In Life

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/fws026.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSLast year, a survey from the non-profit Employee Benefit Research Institute showed 60 percent of working-age survey respondents reported having less than $25,000 saved. The numbers are similar among retirees surveyed: 58 percent have less than $25,000 on hand, and 29 percent have…

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What It’s Like To Prepare for Retirement Single – FWS025

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS025.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSToday we take a different look at the #1 financial concern for working Americans: Retirement. Hear the testimony of a woman on the verge of retiring, but in a different way than most will experience – she’s doing it as a single woman!…

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There is no BACK in GIVING – FWS024

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS024.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSOur common language has many incorrect slang terms. One of those is “Giving back to the community”. In this episode, Coach Greg turns the tables and becomes the host while Coach Steve becomes the interviewee. Coach Greg asks what’s wrong with “Giving…

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The 5 Wheels of Successful Goal Setting – FWS023

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS023.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSCoach Ashley spent many years learning about goal setting from Brian Buffini. One thing she incorporates in her personal and professional life, as well as her clients, is a visual that helps her create, track, and accomplish her goals. Each circle in…

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How and When To Pick an Investment Advisor – FWS022

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS022.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMany people make investment decisions with their money before sufficiently preparing. Coach Mary has been involved with the investment industry for many years. She now focuses on helping individuals get control of their money while looking forward to the future.   Download…

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Going Back To School As An Adult – FWS021

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/fws021.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMore and more adults are going back to school. It’s a rising trend among professionals and those looking to expand their career field. Our very own Coach Julia is no stranger to going back to school as an adult. She shares her…

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We Need To Talk: Having the Hard Conversations About Leaving Loved Ones Behind – FWS020

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Preparing a loved one for our eventual departure from this planet is never a pleasant conversation – but it is one of great importance. Do you have the appropriate insurance? What will the household budget look like if we pass away?…

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Drive and Pay Cash For a $15,000 Car in 4 years – FWS019

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/fws019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS A recent article from Wisebread.com talked about how rich you would be if we stopped driving. It posed the question “What is a car really costing you?” A car is a necessity to get around on your own schedule instead of…

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Summer Income Ideas for Teachers – FWS018

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/fsw018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSCoach Julia, one of our Financial Wellness Coaches from Coach Connections, has been in the education industry for many years. Public school teachers are often paid twelve months out of the year by stretching out the paychecks. For example: You would get…

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Most Overlooked Areas of a Household Budget – FWS017

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Coach Jeremy joins us to talk about the five most overlooked areas of a household budget Schedule your free consultation with a Financial Coach Americans spend a lot of money on entertainment and connection. To get the best value for your dollar,…

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Serving Families of First Responders with Safe Call Now – FSW016

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/fws016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Captain Nanavaty is the Director of Curriculum and Training for Safe Call Now, a confidential and comprehensive 24-hour crisis referral service for first responders, public safety employees, and their family members nationwide. He also serves the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. He joins us to share…

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How Our Parents Shaped Our Money Behavior – FWS015

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSCoach Greg has found a correlation between what we observed as a child and how that translates to our behavior as an adult.   Just because mom or dad handled money one way or another doesn’t make what you are doing right…

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Victories Over Homelessness, Divorce, and Debt – FWS014

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/fws014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSCoach Ahmad hasn’t had it easy, but he certainly has it good now. It started 14 years ago when Coach Ahmad went through a divorce, chose to be homeless, and lived of ravioli and pinto beans for years. He made the decision…

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Teach Children To Save with Tom Corley – FWS013

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/fws013.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSApril is Financial Literacy Month in the United States and April 24th has been dubbed “Teach Children To Save Day” by the American Bankers Association. We thought it would be fun to get in on the celebration and bring on Tom Corley.…

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The Not-So-Happy Crossroads of Tax Refunds

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS012.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAmericans are required to file a tax return by the 15th of April in the year following the tax year. Employers withhold Federal, State, and Local taxes (where applicable) to help workers pay their annual tax liability. Most self-employed entrepreneurs don’t have…

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Dumping a Timeshare – FWS011

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/fws011.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSDumping a timeshare is not an easy process. Coach Hal, from Coach Connections, helped his clients get out of a timeshare they held for years. There wasn’t anything wrong with the property, the problem was it no longer fit within their financial…

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Get out of auto loan debt with used car expert James Kinson – FWS010

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS010.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS James Kinson is a Cash Car Convert – it even says so on his website. He has purchased 20 used cars over his adult life and owned most of them for six years or more. He found there is a lack…

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Four Keys to Successful Budgeting – FWS009

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS009.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSA budget does not restrict your spending – your income does. Whether you make $4k a month of $100k a month – you can only “spend” what you have or you will go into debt. Note: I consider putting money into savings…

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Which is bigger? The Debt Snowball or Debt Avalanche method?

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The Financial Wellness Show, in conjunction with Coach Connections, invites you in a discussion hosted by Coach Greg and Coach Steve to discuss the benefits of attacking your debt following one of three methods: The Debt Snowball, the Debt Avalanche, and the Risk Management Methods. They also answer questions from viewers like: Should I take…

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Make Money, Live Wealthy with Austin Netzley – FWS008

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS008.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMindset is important to the wellness of our money. Austin Netzley joins us to share what he learned by interviewing more than 70 experts in the financial industry – and he wrote a book around it. Make Money, Live Wealthy became a 27…

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How to Talk to Your Creditors When Behind On BIlls – FWS007

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS007.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Are there any options when you fall behind on your bills? Coach Parkey joins us today to share ideas for dealing with collectors. First thing’s first: Take care of the necessities.  We don’t ignore the debts, but there may be times…

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When does it make cents to buy in bulk? – FWS006

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS006.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBuying in bulk means more than just purchasing a 48 count package of toilet paper at Costco. While it is wise to pay attention to prices, buying in bulk isn’t always just a frugal way to buy everyday food, paper and household…

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How To Get a Reluctant Spouse On Board – FWS005

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/fws005b.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSDivorce rates remain high with money fights as the leading cause for separation. Each spouse thinks they aren’t doing anything wrong, yet neither is going anywhere financially. Good Housekeeping found 60 percent of married couples partially mix their money, 30 percent keep…

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Webinar Replay – Basics of Retirement

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Coach Scott joins us to discuss the various ways to save money, invest for retirement, and save on taxes. Watch the replay here Thank you for watching Where to save money You can save money in a bank account, but does that help you reach your goals. There are certainly times when a simple savings…

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Adopting without debt – FWS004

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS004.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSCoach Mary and her husband had a plan – even though they weren’t sure exactly where that plan was taking them. They made the decision to forgo unnecessary vacations and spending their bonuses and lived on less than they earned. After a…

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Reach your goals the SMART way – FWS003

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS003.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe first thing Coach Jeremy does with his clients is discuss their goals. Everyone should have financial goals as well as health, career, family, and spiritual goals for a rich and wealthy life. SMART goals are: Specific Measurable Actionable Realistic Time bound…

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Make every dollar count with the Cash Envelope system – FWS002

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS002.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSCoach Greg joins us to share a secret: If you want your cash to last longer and make every dollar count, use the Cash Envelope System. He should know – he and his wife have been using cash envelopes for years. Why…

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How I Paid $37 For My iPhone 5s (Without Selling Out My Friends)

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Step right up!  Learn the secrets… the mysteries…. the mystique of…. smart money management?  But seriously, I’m not here to hype you up or tell you how if you share this on Facebook and get 5,000 likes that you will win a free iPhone.  This is my true story of how with a little bit…

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Welcome to the Financial Wellness Show!

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/financialwellnessshow/FWS001.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe Financial Wellness Show is here to help improve the health and wealth of your money. This show is for anyone wanting to take simple, actionable steps towards making their money go farther and to accumulate more wealth for their future. The…

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