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Crushing Debt Podcast

The Crushing Debt Podcast is for people who want to eliminate the financial bullies in their lives. It is for listeners who want more money at the end of the month, rather than more month at the end of the money. The podcast provides answers around such topics as real estate litigation, partition, quiet title, chapter 7 liquidation, chapter 13 reorganization, and Chapter 11 business bankruptcies, short sales, loan modifications, creditor harassment and other related topics.
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Feb 25, 2021

Are your friends, loved ones or clients showing signs of impairment that is affecting their financial lives?

On this week's episode of The Crushing Debt Podcast, we talk to Elder Law attorney and professional guardian Ha Thu Dao about the signs of cognitive loss and to suggest steps to take to help those who may suffer from having an impact on their financial well being. How can you recognize the signs of decline, physical and mental.

Ha works with Christie Arkovich, who has been on the show five times discussing various aspects of Student Loan debt (episodes 50, 93, 99, 106, 234). 

You can reach Ha by email at Ha@ChristieArkovich.com or visit her website at www.ChristieArkovich.com 

Please also refer an attorney or title company you know to our sponsor, Sam Cohen at Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com.

Finally, please order your free copy of my latest book, Become Debt Free in Less than One Hour, and come up with strategies to crush your debt: www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree.

 

Feb 18, 2021

Financial issues are often the cause of divorce, but what happens to joint marital debt when parties get divorced?

How can someone getting a divorce manage their debt?

How can someone protect themselves when the Court orders an "equitable distribution" of the debts & other liabilities?

This week's guest on the Crushing Debt Podcast is Shiobhan Olivero, an experienced trial lawyer, business owner, adjunct professor, mentor, coach, speaker, and mother. She brings her unique perspectives and experiences into her speaking, mentoring, and coaching programs.  In addition to delivering persuasive arguments to juries, she has delivered presentations at schools, business conferences, leadership conferences, legal seminars, classrooms, and workshops.

With the powerful tools delivered through her presentations and coaching, Shiobhan wants to help and inspire her audiences and clients to be the best people they can be so that they can lead a happier, healthier, and fulfilled life.

You can reach Shiobhan at:

Facebook:

Instagram:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shiobhanoliveroattorney/

YouTube:

Divorce Workshop: https://www.divorceworkshopfl.com

Please also refer an attorney or title company to our long-time friend and sponsor, Sam Cohen of Attorneys First Insurance - Sam@Attorneysfirst.com, or www.attorneysfirst.com.

If you are recently divorced and looking to become debt free, connect with me at www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree

 

 

Feb 11, 2021

I am very excited about this week's guest on The Crushing Debt Podcast.

His daughter was on Episode 63 - discussing ActionCOACH Tampa Bay and The Five Ways system.

His wife was on Episode 193 - OMG! WTF!

Today's episode is my interview with third ActionCOACH Tampa Bay partner - Ford Kyes! I've known Ford for more than 13 years and we discuss:

  • How business owners can break out of a slump
  • Developing other opportunities to increase income
  • How to maintain focus, especially when you feel like you're losing it
  • Setting SMART goals
  • And other topics

You can visit their website, www.ActionCoachTampaBay.com and visit the Events Page to register for a complimentary event and coaching session!

You can also find their first book, OMG! WTF! and find information about the release of their second book, tentatively titled "Go Focus Yourself!"

Please also visit our sponsor, Sam Cohen at Attorneys First Insurance, Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com. Refer an attorney or title company you know to Sam for a malpractice insurance quote.

If you want to become debt free, order my new book at www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree 

Feb 4, 2021

When I moved to Clearwater to take a job at a foreclosure mill law firm, the firm provided a retirement account to all of its employees. I remember meeting with the financial advisor. Instead of getting financial advice, I got graphs and charts all in pretty colors.  I didn’t understand a thing about what the advisor was suggesting, but the colors on his charts were pretty!

This week’s guest on the Crushing Debt Podcast is nothing like that financial advisor. Simon Brady is the founder and owner of Anglia Advisors, and focuses on working with individuals with major life changes - newly divorced, widows/widowers, foreign nationals and new parents.

Simon and I discuss:

  • Re-writing wills and life insurance after a divorce
  • Changing bill pay and other financial products
  • Adjusting retirement planning
  • Accounting for previous joint debt
  • Accounting for financing for previous homes and cars

You can reach Simon at www.AngliaAdvisors.com for more information.

Also remember to refer an attorney or title company you know to our sponsor Sam Cohen at Attorneys First Insurance - Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com

Please also check out my new book for more ideas on making money and reducing expenses: www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree 

Jan 29, 2021

Will evictions and foreclosure ever resume?

Since being inaugurated, President Biden has by executive order extended federal moratoriums on evictions, foreclosures, and student loan repayments first implemented by the CARES Act, the CDC, and the previous administration.

Although recorded recently, some of the timelines in this episode have already changed.  As of this post:

  • Evictions for purposes of COVID are postponed under CDC guidelines until March 31, 2021 (although rumor is this will extend to September 2021);
  • Foreclosures are postponed until February 28, 2021 or March 31, 2021 depending on the owner of the loan; and
  • Student Loan payment, interest, collection on federal loans held by the US Department of Education are suspended until September 2021.

Check back here, or at www.YesnerLaw.com or follow us on social media for the latest information.

What should you know?

Evictions - the CDC prevents evictions if the reason for eviction is due to a loss of income caused by COVID. This only impacts residential evictions, and the CDC has five requirements that the tenant must attest to under penalty of perjury. If one of those five requirements is missing, it is probable that the tenant could still be evicted.

The CDC has not (and cannot) eliminate the requirement to pay rent. There is rental assistance available to the tenants to catch up on most or all of their unpaid rent.

Foreclosures - FHA and FHFA have suspended all foreclosures and bank-owned evictions until February 28 or March 31, 2021 (unless extended again). The CARES Act requires lenders to offer a repayment plan, and many lenders can modify the loan, but cannot require a lump sum to catch up past due payments missed due to economic factors caused by COVID. The CARES Act does not eliminate the requirement to pay mortgage payments.

Student loans - For federal loans owned by the US Department of Education, there is a suspension of payments, interest accrual and collection, until October 2021.

If you have specific questions, please reach out to Shawn@YesnerLaw.com.

Please also refer an attorney or title company you know to our sponsor Sam Cohen - Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com

Stay safe, get a vaccine, wash your hands, social distance, and please be nice to each other!

Jan 21, 2021

When would you send someone flowers? A birth? A death? Graduation? Promotion? Medical recovery? Just moved in? Employee benefit?

What if, instead of flowers, you could send a meal made with fresh ingredients by a gourmet chef?

My interview this week is with Micah Serwitz, owner of Instead of Flowers, a gourmet food delivery service.  I've used Instead of Flowers to send meal gifts to someone recovering from a heart attack, to a family displaced from their home after a fire, and I've heard of them being used for all the reasons above, and more!

Micah and I discuss: (1) how and when people can use Instead of Flowers, (2) why they are different than a standard meal delivery service, and (3) how the pandemic has impacted their business.

You can order from or for anywhere in the United States at their website: www.InsteadOfFlowers.com. If you don't know what your recipient would like to eat, you can order a gift card as well and they can choose!

Please also refer an attorney or title company to our sponsor, Sam Cohen at Attorneys First Insurance - Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com

While they're eating a delicious meal, your recipient can also read my book to become debt free - www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree

Jan 14, 2021

Do you dream of taking your business to the next level, but don't know where to start?

Do you want to work on the things that light you up versus the things that drag you down?

Learn how to maintain a positive attitude even in the face of adversity!

Do you feel stuck in a hole or stuck in a rut and want to get out?

Have you created complimentary businesses to provide additional revenue to you and your company?

I am beyond excited to bring one of my heroes, one of my mentors onto this week's episode of the Crushing Debt Podcast - Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world's largest business networking organization.

You'll want to have a pen and paper with this episode, as Dr. Misner answers the above questions and the interview is FILLED with knowledge you can use to widen your network and generate more business.

You can follow Ivan on Social Media.  You can check out BNI at www.BNI.com (or the Tampa Region at www.BNITampa.com), or follow his blog at www.IvanMisner.com

Please also refer (in the spirit of giving) attorneys and title agents you know to our sponsor Sam Cohen.  Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com.

Please also check out my free book on how to become debt free: www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree

Jan 7, 2021

What books have been the most influential to you? Who are your favorite authors?

For as long as I can remember, I have read - books, magazines, articles, whatever I can get my hands on. I enjoy reading and believe that the most educated becomes the most successful.

In 2020, I made a goal to read 50 books. I accomplished that goal on December 15, 2020, and read two more books, bringing my total to 52 books for the year (averaging one book per week).

As I've done the last few years, I wanted to highlight some of the books I read, and the lessons learned. All fifty-two book had an impact on me, but these are the ones that stood out.

Thanks again to our friend and sponsor, Sam Cohen with Attorneys First Insurance, who you can reach at www.AttorneysFirst.com, or Sam@AttorneysFirst.com.

The below list are the books I discuss on the show.  Some of the links are affiliate links, so if you click on the link and buy a book, I might earn a small fee:

I'm looking for more books to read in 2021.  What are your suggestions? 

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