JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast-A show devoted to answering your personal financial questions and covering current events in personal finance. Giving people a new perspective on their money!

December 18, 2011  
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Highlights of today's show:

  • 2011 Year in Review
  • Tripled our audience in 2011
  • Did special series, had guests on the show, and launched a new podcast series
  • 5 favorite shows of 2011
  • 5 most downloaded shows of 2011
  • Big goals for 2012

2011 was a great year for the JW's Financial Coaching Podcast. Our audience tripled in size from January to December andwe released 74 shows throughout the year! To help close out 2011, today's show is a review of some of the highlights of the year.

The show has done a lot of different series over the past year:

In addition, the podcast started to have guests on the show. A big thanks to Steve Stewart, Joshua Gordon, and of course my wife Lisa not once, but twice for being on the show this year! We are looking forward to having even more guests on the show in 2012. In addition the Debt Free Living Podcast was started in the fall of this year and has been a huge success so far!

My favorite 5 podcasts of the year:

5. Does your credit score matter? 02/10

4. The financial issues 20 somethings are facing in 2011 02/17

3. "Quitter" by Jon Acuff review 09/05

2. How to prepare financially during a pregnancy 08/08

1. Why you need to focus on improving YOUR economy 08/01

The 5 most downloaded podcasts of the year:

5. How to prepare financially during a pregnancy 08/08

4. Money and Marriage with special guest Lisa White 09/26

3. What are you doing to better your finances 07/18

2. "Debt Free U" by Zac Bissonnette review with guest Steve Stewart 08/22

1. "Quitter" by Jon Acuff review 09/05

We have some big goals for the show next year. We would like to at least triple our audience again in 2012. But to do that we need your help! If you are a listener to the show, please consider subscribing to us through Feedburner or iTunes if you are not a subscriber already. In addition, if you enjoy the show we appreciate you spreading the word to your friends through the various social media outlets. We had a great 2011 but are looking forward to an even better 2012!

You can find all prior editions of the podcast at the podcast archive page. Or you may listen to the podcast on the JW's Financial Coaching Facebook Fan page.

If you have any comments, questions, or ideas for future shows you can send them to me and I will integrate them into a future show.  Email me at JWFinancialcoaching@gmail.com - Please put “podcast” in the subject line and keep your questions brief so they are readable on air.

December 14, 2011  
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Jerrid Sebesta joins us on today's show to share how his family paid off $20,000 in debt. Jerrid and his wife were about to purchase a home a few years back when they realized they needed to pay off their debt first and save for a down payment. They got serious and paid off all their debt in less than a year and saved enough to put down a 50% down payment on their home when they moved back to Minnesota. One of his keys to getting his wife on board was to keep her in the loop.

Jerrid does a weekly spot on faithradionet.com where he talks about money and faith. He also completed Dave Ramsey’s Financial Coaching training in July 2011 and hopes to do more with that in the future. To Jerrid getting out of debt is not about the money but rather about how you want to live your life. “How you handle your money impacts of 100% of your life.”

His long term goal is to pay off his house by the time he is 40 and write a book about managing money in your 40’s.

This is the last Debt Free Living show for 2011. The show will be back in 2012 starting on January 5th. If you would like to share your story of getting out of debt and tell what you are able to do now that you are not in debt please contact me and we can set up a time to record your story.

You can subscribe to the Debt Free Living Podcast either through Feedburner or iTunes. The podcast can be found in iTunes under the JW's Financial Coaching podcast. If you subscribe you will receive both the JW's Financial Coaching podcast on Mondays and the Debt Free Living Podcast on Thursdays.

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a review in iTunes.

If you would like to take the steps necessary to start living debt free I would love to be a part of your journey. Here's how I can help

December 11, 2011  
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Highlights of today's show:

  • My wife joins us on the show
  • Discuss how we created our 2012 goals
  • Review how we did on our 2011 goals
  • Goals change from year to year and that's ok
  • Make the time and map out your 2012 financial goals today!

My beautiful wife Lisa joins me on the show today to go over how we came up with our financial goals for 2012. To help develop our financial goals we used the Financial Goals spreadsheet. Writing down your goals is important because they are more likely to happen if they are written down. Looking back, we did a lot of things financially in 2011 and it helped a lot to know what special things we were going to do in 2011 before we had the money.

We have some big financial goals planned for 2012 as well as some other goals coming up in the next few years. Your financial goals can change, so it is important to do this every year and keep track of your progress.

The Debt Free Living Podcast will air its final 2011 episode this Thursday. But don’t worry; they will be back beginning of 2012. If you would like to be a guest on the show please get in touch with me via Email or the contact form as I would love to interview you and share your story with the world.

If you have any comments, questions, or ideas for future shows you can send them to me and I will integrate them into a future show. Please Email me them at JWFinancialcoaching@gmail.com -You may subscribe to the Podcast either through Feedburner or iTunes.

You can find prior editions of the podcast at the podcast archive page or by visiting our Facebook Fanpage.

December 7, 2011  
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Todd and Megen Crispin join us on today's show to share how they paid off $26,000 in debt. The Crispins had always thought about getting out of debt but they got serious in January of 2010 and paid off all their debt this past June! They now have $900 a month that was going to debt payments that is now working for them.

It was not an easy journey, however, as they had to change a lot in their lives. But through it they learned that they did not have to spend money to have fun. By paying attention to their spending for the first time they were able to make serious headway in knocking out their debt. As Todd said, "You can really save a lot of money if you just think of what you are doing."

Overall, it has helped their marriage and they were able to take a vacation with their family this November that was paid for in cash! In addition to traveling more they are also looking forward to starting a family debt free.

You can subscribe to the Debt Free Living Podcast either through Feedburner or iTunes. The podcast can be found in iTunes under the JW's Financial Coaching podcast. If you subscribe you will receive both the JW's Financial Coaching podcast on Mondays and the Debt Free Living Podcast on Thursdays.

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a review in iTunes.

If you would like to take the steps necessary to start living debt free I would love to be a part of your journey. Here's how I can help

December 4, 2011  
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Topics covered on today's show:

  • When do you sell the house?
  • Facebook poll results
  • Exciting finish to 2011 for the podcast
  • November was a big month for JW’s Financial Coaching
  • Great Recovery on I-70 finale

One of the most difficult situations I deal with when working with clients is when to sell the house. Selling a house can be very emotional and I recommend it only as a last resort. There are legitimate reasons why someone might consider selling their house, however and we break those reasons down and give both the pros and cons of each.

Last week on Facebook, I asked a poll question dealing with how much you were planning to spend on Christmas this year. So far the results have been pretty interesting. If you have not responded yet please do so. I am just curious to see what our listeners are doing for Christmas. If you have any comments, questions, or ideas for future shows you can send them to me and I will integrate them into a future show. Please Email me them at JWFinancialcoaching@gmail.com -You may subscribe to the Podcast either through Feedburner or iTunes.

You can find prior editions of the podcast at the podcast archive page or by visiting our Facebook Fanpage.