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!

June 24, 2012  
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Highlights of today's show:

  • Wrapping up "Author Month" on the podcast
  • Derek shares what he learned from working with couples
  • Is there a link between sex and how you handle your money?
  • What Derek and his wife have learned about money from having a child
  • The difference between writing a book the right way and the wrong way

Derek Sisterhen from GetNakedBook.com joins me on the show to discuss his book Get Naked: Stripping Down to Money and Marriage* as part of “Author month” on the podcast. Derek wrote the book after noticing certain trends in couples that he coached over the years. One of the main things he has noticed with newlyweds is that they are unprepared to handle money together.

Get Naked is part autobiography and part encouragement and direction. Derek shares in the book how he and his wife went from arguing over a $40 pillow purchase early in their marriage to paying off a car loan in about 4 months. By being debt free they were able to put a sizable down payment on a home and are able to give freely.

Derek never thought of himself as an author, but after coaching people and working together with his wife, he realized he needed to get his message out there. One of the things he learned while writing was the importance of having an outline prior to writing the book. Derek thinks he will write another book someday and his advice to anyone thinking of writing a book is to just do it!

Currently, Derek is the stewardship ministry director at Hope Community Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. Prior to that he hosted a weekly personal finance podcast titled Past Due Radio.

You can now find the podcast on Stitcher SmartRadio! Stitcher allows you to listen to your favorite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. So if you have a smart phone and want to stream the podcast from your phone, please download the app from their website.

You can subscribe to future Podcasts either through Feedburner or iTunes. Or you may listen to the podcast on the JW's Financial Coaching Facebook Fan page. In addition, if you have enjoyed the show for a while now, please leave a review of the podcast on iTunes. For a step by step video of how that works please watch this video on how to leave a review in iTunes. Big thanks to my friend Glen Steinson for helping me create the video.

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.

June 17, 2012  
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Highlights of today's show:

  • "Author Month" on the podcast in the month of June
  • Ryan tells why he decided to share his story of doing "stupid" things with money
  • Why borrowing money from your mom is not a good idea
  • What is the first step to getting control of your finances
  • What did Ryan learn about writing a book?

Ryan Brewer from IfStupidWasIllegal.com joins me on the show to discuss his book If Stupid was illegal we'd be in Jail: Our personal journey through financial stupidity* as part of “Author Month” on the podcast.

Ryan wrote the book to recount all of the "stupid" things he had done with money and give hope to those who are in a similar situation. It all started for Ryan when he took out a loan for college and it just started to snowball from there. Ryan tried just about everything he could think of to get out of debt, including borrowing money from his mother and using debt consolidation companies. Neither worked because they did not address his behavior.

It all came together for Ryan when he got on the same page with his wife. Together they worked a plan and became debt-free in January of this year. Writing the book was hard for Ryan because he had to remember all the mistakes he had made. It was also a challenge to transfer his story from his head to paper.

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You can now find the podcast on Stitcher SmartRadio! Stitcher allows you to listen to your favorite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. So if you have a smart phone and want to stream the podcast from your phone, please download the app from their website.

You can subscribe to future Podcasts either through Feedburner or iTunes. Or you may listen to the podcast on the JW's Financial Coaching Facebook Fan page. In addition, if you have enjoyed the show for a while now, please leave a review of the podcast on iTunes. For a step by step video of how that works please watch this video on how to leave a review in iTunes. Big thanks to my friend Glen Steinson for helping me create the video.

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.

June 10, 2012  
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Highlights of today's show:

  • "Author Month" on the podcast in the month of June
  • Josh shares why student loans are the biggest threat to his generation
  • How do you go to school debt-free
  • The benefits of working while in school
  • How going to school debt-free impacted his life

Josh Lawson from Finances Restored joins me on the show to discuss his book Don't Get Suckered: How to Survive College Debt Free...and with Your Shirt* as part of “Author Month” on the podcast.

Josh decided to write the book because when giving discussions on money he always got the question, "What do I do about my student loans?" After a while, he saw how being debt-free out of school benefited him and decided to write the book. To Josh, student loans and the "spoiled brat mentality" that many students today have is one of the biggest challenges for his generation.

Personally, Josh has seen the benefits of graduating from school debt-free. With his parents' assistance and by him working while in school, Josh did not have to take out any student loans. In addition, he was able to save for an engagement ring and pay for the wedding and honeymoon in cash.

Josh never thought he would be an author. He got the encouragement after attending a Dan Miller conference and he knew then that he had to get his message out there. The hardest thing about writing a book for Josh was making the time day in and day out. All said, he is glad he wrote Don't Get Suckered and plans on writing another book soon.

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You can now find the podcast on Stitcher SmartRadio! Stitcher allows you to listen to your favorite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. So if you have a smart phone and want to stream the podcast from your phone, please download the app from their website.

You can subscribe to future Podcasts either through Feedburner or iTunes. Or you may listen to the podcast on the JW's Financial Coaching Facebook Fan page. In addition, if you have enjoyed the show for a while now, please leave a review of the podcast on iTunes. For a step by step video of how that works, please watch this video on how to leave a review in iTunes. Big thanks to my friend Glen Steinson for helping me create the video.

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 atJWFinancialcoaching@gmail.com - Please put “podcast” in the subject line and keep your questions brief so they are readable on air.

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Tony Elam from FinancialMonsters.com join us on today’s show to share how his family paid off over $30K in consumer debt. Tony declared bankruptcy once in his early 20's and almost did it again a few years later. Instead he decided to look at where he was financially and made some changes. This enabled him to chip away at his debt and become debt free. Because of this experience Tony wrote the book How to Beat the Financial Monster at the End of this Book (Knock Out Past Due Bills and Credit Card Problems). *

When he was single, one of the biggest changes Tony had to make to start paying down his debt was to start eating at home. Once he and his wife paid off their debt, there was this real feeling of relief. They now have been able to buy a house as well as enjoy life and not struggle with money.

Tony never planned on becoming an author, but it just happened.  His advice to anyone wanting to write a book is to just start. It won't be perfect, but you have to start somewhere.

"It's not the problems you have; it's how you react to them that will decide how well you do." ~ Tony Elam

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You can subscribe to the Debt Free Living Podcast either through Feedburner, iTunes, or Stitcher SmartRadio! 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. For a step by step video of how that works please watch this video on how to leave a review in iTunes. Big thanks to my friend Glen Steinson for helping me create the video.

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.

June 3, 2012  
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Highlights of today's show:

  • "Author Month" on the podcast in the month of June
  • Jenny shares the difference between marketing and advertising
  • How to protect our children from marketers
  • The future of online marketing
  • The process of writing an eBook

Jenny McCutcheon from ExConsumer.com joins me on the show to discuss her book Wake Up: Breaking Free from Advertising Influences as part of “Author month” on the podcast. Jenny got interested in marketing while earning her Bachelor of Science in eMarketing. Instead of using her knowledge to help businesses rope consumers into buying things they did not really need, she instead decided to write this book to warn consumers about how they are being marketed to. Some of the topics we discuss on the show are the impact of marketing on children, the sophistication of online marketing, and where the future of marketing is going.

In addition, I also ask Jenny what motivated her to sit down and write the book. What were some of the easy parts, some of the hard parts and would she do it again? You can find out more about Jenny on her blogTwitter, and Facebook pages. You can also hear how her family got out of debt by listening to their story on the Debt Free Living Podcast.

You can now find the podcast on Stitcher SmartRadio! Stitcher allows you to listen to your favorite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. So if you have a smart phone and want to stream the podcast from your phone, please download the app from their website.

You can subscribe to future Podcasts either through Feedburner or iTunes. Or you may listen to the podcast on the JW's Financial Coaching Facebook Fan page. In addition, if you have enjoyed the show for a while now, please leave a review of the podcast on iTunes. For a step by step video of how that works please watch this video on how to leave a review in iTunes. Big thanks to my friend Glen Steinson for helping me create the video.

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 atJWFinancialcoaching@gmail.com - Please put “podcast” in the subject line and keep your questions brief so they are readable on air.