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December 21, 2015  
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  • Final Lesson of 2015 sharing my random thoughts on the Christmas season
  • Christmas gifts are about the children
  • Having the spirit of giving throughout the year, not just in December
  • Saving for Christmas in January
  • 2015 was great, looking forward to even better things in 2016

The JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast_92In this final lesson of 2015 we are going to discuss Christmas. Specifically I'm sharing some thoughts I have had in my mind this year. It is a little bit different of a show but we are going to discuss primarily the following three topics:

  • Gift giving is about the children-Maybe I've changed a lot on this subject because I've had children or maybe it is because I'm older now but to me giving gifts is about the children. Remember when you were a young child and woke up on Christmas Day? It was such a magical time. But you don't have to give gifts to just our children to experience that. Giving gifts to children in need is such a special thing to do and is so much more enjoyable than adding another DVD or sweater to your collection.
  • Spirit of giving-While December is the unofficial "giving" month of the year, the best giving we can do is throughout the year, not just in December. Giving is a major component of a healthy financial plan and when done correctly it is such a great experience that we hardly miss the money from our bank account. So instead of waiting until December to start giving why not make giving a strategic part of our monthly spending plan today? If we're only in the spirit of giving in December, we are really missing out.
  • Saving for Christmas in January-As we move past the Christmas season and get settled back to our normal lives lets' talk about saving for next Christmas. For some of us that might seem a little too early, but if you want to have a great Christmas next year now is the time to start to think about it. By starting today and saving a little each month it gives us more time to save overall. Planning ahead that far in advance might seem a little bit strange, but that is because no one else does it. By starting to save now there is a real good chance that you could even have more money to spend at Christmas then you normally would be by saving ahead of time.

Finally as this is the last lesson of 2015 I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. My hope is that 2015 was a great year for your finances and that 2016 will be even better. Hard to believe that this is now my fifth year doing the JW’s Financial Coaching podcast but I’m planning on doing some incredible things for 2016 that I’ll be sharing with you in the upcoming months. I wouldn’t be able to do any of these things without you guys and I appreciate you listening to the show as we continue to gain new subscribers each month.

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December 10, 2015  
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  • Continuation of the series we started last lesson
  • Five exercises to take control of your finances
  • More advanced techniques and tips on today's lesson
  • How to enter for a chance to a win a copy of "The School of Greatness" by Lewis Howes
  • Quote of the lesson

The JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast_91

After last lesson on how to start to take control of your finances, we finish that up by giving five more tips that you can do to take your finances to the next level. These are actually a little more details and advanced then the basic we had last time. They are as follows:

Day 6-Increasing your monthly cash flow by reducing your tax refund

Day 7-The Envelope System

Day 8-Automate your investing

Day 9-The power of giving

Day 10-Investing in yourself

This podcast is inspired by a 10 part video series I did at the beginning of the year titled, Countdown to take control of 2015.

Also on the podcast I announce the kickoff to a promotion I'm doing in the month December. I'll be giving away a copy of the New York Times and Amazon Best Seller “The School of Greatness” by Lewis Howes.

As someone who has read “The School of Greatness” (Currently reading it for the second time) and have worked through the exercises in the book, I can tell you the words are inspiring and the material works. It’s not a magic book though, you just can't read it and everything change in your life. You have to be motivated and dedicated to achieve your dreams and goals. But hearing Lewis and other people’s stories of overcoming adversity to achieve great things in their field is rather motivating and inspiring.

There are two ways to get your name entered into the drawing

  1. Take a five question survey about your financial goals

As a better way to serve you, I’m conducting a five question survey regarding your financial goals and how we at JWFinancialCoaching.com can help you achieve those goals. The survey shouldn’t take more than five minutes. But the results are really important in helping identify what your financial goals and needs are and helps us to create material that will give you a new perspective on your money which will help improve your economy.

The survey is anonymous,  but to get entered into the drawing you will need to input your email at the end of the survey. You can view the survey at JWFinancialCoaching.com/Survey

  1. Subscribe to the JW’s Financial Coaching Newsletter

If you haven’t subscribed to the Newsletter yet, simply enter your name and email and you will be signed up. By doing so you’ll get an email in your inbox once a month or so encouraging you to focus on improving your economy.

As an added bonus, you’ll also receive a link to listen to JW’s Manifesto on Money audio book. This is a 20 minute audio book sharing my views on money and how it impacts every part of our lives.

To signup please visit JWFinancialCoaching.com/Newsletter or you can signup at the end of the survey

The deadline to enter is Monday December 21st at 11:59 PM EST

If you are interested in purchasing “The School of Greatness” on your own please visit Greatnessbook.com.

Today's quote of the lesson is brought to you by Audible.com.

"Instead of asking ‘How will this purchase impact me today?’ ask ‘How will this purchase impact me 10 years from now?’ ”Jon White

Enjoyed this lesson? If so, please consider taking a few minutes to leave a review of the show either in Stitcher SmartRadio, or iTunes. For a step by step video of how that works, please watch this video on how to leave a review in iTunes.

You can subscribe to future podcasts through Stitcher SmartRadio or iTunes, or by downloading the iPhone app. Or you may listen to the podcast on the JW's Financial Coaching Facebook Fan page.

December 1, 2015  
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  • Want to set a solid financial foundation but don't know where to start?
  • Five exercises to take control of your finances
  • Why it is important to have your goals set before the new year
  • How to enter for a chance to a win a copy of "The School of Greatness" by Lewis Howes
  • Quote of the lesson

The JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast_90

Hard to believe it but 2015 is almost over. That means it's time to focus on what we want to do in 2016. You might be thinking, "Wow, can't I enjoy Christmas first before I focus on 2016?" While that is true, the thing I've noticed with setting and achieving goals is that the sooner you know what they are, the easier it is to work your goals and ultimately achieve your goals.

Because of that fact today we're starting a two part series on the podcast on short little daily exercises we can start to take control of your finances. We'll do five today and then five on the next lesson. My recommendation is that over the course of a week you one of these exercises a day and after doing each one you will have a better idea of where you stand financially and know what the next steps are in your financial journey.

Below are the five exercises we talk about on today's lesson:

Day 1-Figuring out your Net Worth

Day 2-Listing out your Debt

Day 3-Creating a simple Budget

Day 4-Emergency Savings

Day 5-Sell some of your stuff

This podcast is inspired by a 10 part video series I did at the beginning of the year titled, Countdown to take control of 2015.

Also on the podcast I announce the kickoff to a promotion I'm doing in the month December. I'll be giving away a copy of the New York Times and Amazon Best Seller “The School of Greatness” by Lewis Howes.

As someone who has read “The School of Greatness” (Currently reading it for the second time) and have worked through the exercises in the book, I can tell you the words are inspiring and the material works. It’s not a magic book though, you just can't read it and everything change in your life. You have to be motivated and dedicated to achieve your dreams and goals. But hearing Lewis and other people’s stories of overcoming adversity to achieve great things in their field is rather motivating and inspiring.

There are two ways to get your name entered into the drawing

  1. Take a five question survey about your financial goals

As a better way to serve you, I’m conducting a five question survey regarding your financial goals and how we at JWFinancialCoaching.com can help you achieve those goals. The survey shouldn’t take more than five minutes. But the results are really important in helping identify what your financial goals and needs are and helps us to create material that will give you a new perspective on your money which will help improve your economy.

The survey is anonymous,  but to get entered into the drawing you will need to input your email at the end of the survey. You can view the survey at JWFinancialCoaching.com/Survey

  1. Subscribe to the JW’s Financial Coaching Newsletter

If you haven’t subscribed to the Newsletter yet, simply enter your name and email and you will be signed up. By doing so you’ll get an email in your inbox once a month or so encouraging you to focus on improving your economy.

As an added bonus, you’ll also receive a link to listen to JW’s Manifesto on Money audio book. This is a 20 minute audio book sharing my views on money and how it impacts every part of our lives.

To signup please visit JWFinancialCoaching.com/Newsletter or you can signup at the end of the survey

The deadline to enter is Monday December 20th at 11:59 PM EST

If you are interested in purchasing “The School of Greatness” on your own please visit Greatnessbook.com.

Today's quote of the lesson is brought to you by Audible.com.

"Winning is a habit, unfortunately so is losing ”Vince Lombardi

Enjoyed this lesson? If so, please consider taking a few minutes to leave a review of the show either in Stitcher SmartRadio, or iTunes. For a step by step video of how that works, please watch this video on how to leave a review in iTunes.

You can subscribe to future podcasts through Stitcher SmartRadio or iTunes, or by downloading the iPhone app. Or you may listen to the podcast on the JW's Financial Coaching Facebook Fan page.