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Crushing Debt Podcast

The Crushing Debt Podcast is hosted by Shawn M. Yesner, Esq., owner of Yesner Law, P.L., that helps our clients eliminate the financial bullies in their lives by providing options. We help clients with real estate litigation, partition, quiet title, chapter 7 liquidation, chapter 13 reorganization, short sales, loan modifications, and creditor harassment.
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May 30, 2019

In this week’s episode of the Crushing Debt Podcast, I talk about Preparation.

Twice a year, my community has a garage sale.  I find Garage Sales to be low-risk environments to practice your negotiation skills. This is the fourth time I’ve had the opportunity to practice something at my community’s garage sale to help my negotiation skills.

If you want to listen to previous episodes on this topic:

  • Episode 68 was about negotiation, specifically that you need to willing to walk away, and that there is value in selling something you no longer want and don’t want to put back in the garage for the next sale.
  • Episode 86 was about presentation, in other words the presentation of a specific good or service can help with sales.
  • Episode 118 was about patience; how long should you wait to make the sale?

In this week’s episode, preparation could be the difference between making the sale, making the sale at or near the price you want, or bringing the item to Goodwill and getting no value (other than a tax deduction) for it.

What do you like most about Garage Sales?  What lessons do you take from them?  Please let me know at Shawn@YesnerLaw.com or www.YesnerLaw.com.

May 23, 2019

I’m excited about this week’s episode of The Crushing Debt Podcast, because my guest didn’t know she was going to record an episode when she walked into my office, and her boss has been trying to get on the show for a while now.

I’ve known Madison Thayer, the Community Connector for SEC Inspection Services for a little more than a year.  I’ve know her boss, and the owner of the company, Melissa Menikheim, for many more years than that.

SEC Inspection Services is a family owned business here in Tampa Bay that is 20 years old! SEC is an inspection company and Madison and I talk about all of the reasons that an inspection is important - the first being that a home is likely the single largest purchase you’ll ever make in your life, so you need to have someone inspect that asset before you buy to make sure your investment is protected.

Madison and I share stories about inspections: funny stories and horror stories.

At SEC Inspection, all of their inspectors are good lookers.  If you want to contact Madison you can do so at Madison@SECinspection.com or visit the website at www.secinspection.com.

If you want to share an inspection horror story with me, or if you want advice on what to look for once the inspection is complete, you can connect with me at Shawn@YesnerLaw.com or www.YesnerLaw.com.

May 16, 2019

On this episode of The Crushing Debt Podcast, we talk about Solar with Tim Converse of Solar Solutions, Inc.

Tim has owned Solar Solutions for more than 22 years and has been in the solar industry for 26 years.

Tim's company can provide an energy audit to see if Solar is good for you.  You can use solar to heat your pool, power your house, and provide you a tax credit (which does diminish every year unless renewed by Congress). Solar power is not batteries - meaning the house still will not work if the electricity goes out in a storm. 

If you have questions about Solar you can contact Tim at WTRWarmer@msn.com or www.solarsolutionsinc.net

If you have additional questions, contact me at Shawn@YesnerLaw.com, or www.YesnerLaw.com

May 9, 2019

In this week's episode of The Crushing Debt Podcast I talk about Discovery, the process by which the parties to a lawsuit determine, challenge, narrow, and identify the evidence to be used in proving their case to the judge and/or jury.

There are different types of discovery.  Depositions are questions asked in an interview style, under oath. Request for Admissions are written statements that the party must admit or deny as true.  Request for Production are designed to force the party to show any documentary or physical evidence it intends to rely upon in proving its case. Interrogatories are requests for written narrative answers to be signed under oath. There is an art both to creating and answering discovery.

If you enjoy the content, please share the episode. If you have questions, please connect with me at Shawn@YesnerLaw.com or www.YesnerLaw.com

Also, please remember to visit our sponsor, www.ElliottWealth.com for your free 15-minute life insurance check up.

May 2, 2019

This week, our guest on the show is Steve Hechtman of Rapid Approved Financing, LLC, an alternative business lender.

Steve started the company in 2006 to be an additional source for lending if and when the banks won't lend money.

Steve can help with hard money loans, business loans or real estate loans. All of Steve's loans are non-residential, meaning if the loan is going to be supported by your home or residence, Steve is unable to help.

This episode is unique in that it is the first podcast episode out of all of my 160+ episodes to feature an electric ukulele and an original song - The Rapid Approved Blues!

You can reach Steve at Steve@RapidApprovedFinancing.com or www.RapidApprovedFinancing.com. 

If you have questions for me, please contact Shawn@YesnerLaw.com or www.YesnerLaw.com, and please visit our sponsor for your free 15-minute life insurance checkup at www.ElliottWealth.com

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