I am an avid reader, and make time nearly every morning to read while the house is quiet and the wife & kids are still sleeping. In 2019, I read 41 books, and when I use the word “read” I mean I physically held the book in my hand and turned the pages. I do applaud all of those who listen to books on audio, but there’s nothing like sitting in quiet and reading. Plus, I use my drive time to listen to my favorite podcasts. In fact, as I write these notes at the beginning of the week of this episode’s release, I’ve already finished five books in 2020, with a goal of 45 books this year.
Episode 175 was the Crushing Debt Book report where I reviewed the last five books I read. I thought I would expand on that premise and discuss the books I read this past year. I do not discuss all 41, but do talk about the different books or authors that stood out, key points I learned, and which books really impacted with me throughout the year and still do today.
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In this week’s Episode of The Crushing Debt Podcast, I talk to Clint Haynes, CFP, founder and president of Next-Gen Wealth.
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Specifically, Clint and I talk about the following sections of the Financial Freedom Blueprint Course:
While we try to be thorough with our client consultations, there is a lot of information to take in regarding the process of filing for bankruptcy. In early 2019, during our strategic planning for 2019, I heard about a "turbulence report" (and I wish I could remember from where). The concept is to provide clients with as many different instances where the bankruptcy case could experience some common issues that might cause some bumps in the road, but could be resolved; in other words, where might we experience turbulence within the case. I wrote a blog post about it back in January 2019, with the intent of directing clients to that blog post after filing their case. During our 2020 strategic planning, we decided that it would be of benefit to also record the different post-filing issues in this podcast. While I follow the general outline of that blog post, I do not read it word for word, so there is slightly different content - or similar content approached in a different way - between that blog post and this podcast.
Specifically, what are some common questions post-filing that apply to all bankruptcy cases? What are some post-filing issues specific to Chapter 7, Liquidation? What are some post-filing issues specific to Chapter 13, Reorganization.
Again, all of these issues are post-filing issues and, unfortunately, I don't think this is an exhaustive list of all post-filing issues. For other issues that you've experienced, or if you have questions about pre- or post-filing, please email me at Shawn@YesnerLaw.com or www.YesnerLaw.com.
Welcome to show 200 of The Crushing Debt Podcast!
To kick off 2020, I talk about the Top 20 ideas to reduce or eliminate your Debt.
I talk about everything from Bankruptcy to Negotiations, and everything in between (if I listed them all here, you wouldn’t need to listen to the show).
I really appreciate all of you who have listened to a single episode or subscribed to the show, or supported it in another way. As we approach the end of Year 4, I would be very thankful if you subscribed to the show (its free on whatever app you use to listen to podcasts), or leave me an honest review to let me know how I’m doing, or suggest future topics for the show!
A confession - I miscounted and thought that today’s episode would be Episode 200 of The Crushing Debt Podcast, so when you listen to that episode next week (please subscribe to the show - its free), it will sound like it was supposed to be released today.
Therefore, for Episode 199, I thought I’d talk a bit about networking. Where do I network, why, and what are some different ideas I have to generate referrals for my network? Admittedly, the idea for today’s show came when I heard two different people that I respect, at two different events, both bash the networking group that I’ve been a member of since 2004 - BNI. I know there are some who bash the organization, and maybe it has earned some of the negative publicity. However, for me, BNI has been a huge benefit, generating roughly 40% of the law firm’s revenue year over year, consistently for the past six or seven years.
Aside from that organization, and as we start 2020, what are your thoughts on Networking? What group(s) do you belong to and how do you decide which groups to join and how to participate? I would appreciate your feedback at Shawn@YesnerLaw.com or www.YesnerLaw.com.
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