Do you love your bookkeeper?
Do you have someone doing your books, or are you doing it yourself or, worse, not keeping track at all? If there are checks in the checkbook, is there money in the account? Do you track your expenses by your online bank balance?
This week's episode of the Crushing Debt Podcast is a repeat guest and our friend Julie Shopa of Clarity Finances.
Julie was previously a guest on Episode 90 of the show, where we talked about her being a Profit First Certified Professional.
You can also hear my interview with the creator of Profit First, Mike Michalowicz in Episode 231.
You can schedule a call to see if Julie if a great fit for you and your company by going to her website - www.clarityfinances.com.
Make sure you ask the right questions (which we discuss in this episode) to find the right fit with your bookkeeper, and any vendor you hire for your company.
Once you become debt free or set out on that track, how do you stay debt free? My top tips and techniques are in my second book, Become Debt Free In Less Than One Hour, which you can get for free at www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree
Filing bankruptcy can be a difficult decision, that comes with feelings of inadequacy, insecurity, and self-doubt. However, feeling like you have to file a second time can seem even worse.
Don't let the title of this episode fool you. I will always be available to help consult with past, current, and future clients. It's not so much that I don't want repeat clients, as I want to help my clients stay debt free. In addition, we never judge someone who feels like bankruptcy is the proper choice - it is simply a tool, allowed by our laws, to provide a second chance because bad things happen to good people.
My second book, "Become Debt Free In Less Than One Hour" is designed to help people: (1) become debt free, and (2) stay debt free.
You can get a free copy of the book at: www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree
Some other links mentioned in today's show:
You would also be doing me, the show, and our sponsor a huge favor by referring a title company or attorney that you know to Sam Cohen at Attorneys First Insurance for a quote for malpractice coverage. Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com.
What other tips, tricks or techniques do you use to become and stay debt free? Let us know in the comments to this show!
What is the biggest mistake people make after being in a car accident?
What is the number one reason that people who have been in a car accident are forced into bankruptcy?
How can you avoid being charged with a DUI, even if the accident was the other driver's fault?
In today's episode of the Crushing Debt Podcast, my guests Tom Roman and Paula Roman, of Roman & Roman help answer these and other questions, like:
Roman & Roman has been a staple of the Tampa Bay and, specifically, the Dunedin area for many years (since at least the 80's). Tom & Paula are active in the community primarily through the Kiwanis Club of Dunedin. The firm sponsors the Kiwanis Club Annual Fourth of July Midnight Run, one of my favorite 5k, 10k races in Tampa Bay. This year's run is LIVE (and virtual if that is your preference). You can find more information, and register, at www.kiwanismidnightrun.com.
To contact Tom or Paula, or to learn more about them and their firm, visit www.RomanRomanLaw.com, you can find them on Facebook at Roman & Roman, you can email them at info@RomanRomanLaw.com, or you call call them at 727-736-2515.
Finally, if you've filed bankruptcy and you don't want to have to file a second time, please get a copy of my second book at www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree.
Gender wage gaps ... glass ceilings ... the pink tax ... these are all things women are still having to navigate in our society.
As a white male that employs three women, what can Yesner Law do to help? What can you do to help?
This week's guest on the Crushing Debt Podcast is Liz Dederer, Tampa-based CEO and founder of Selling with Service. She's a 20-year, 5-time entrepreneur, sales and money coach, advocate for women's empowerment and social justice, and current president-elect for the Lakeland Metro NAWBO chapter. She has a really incredible story about how she got to where she is today, and took me to task on what I can do to support all of the women in my life (my mom, sister, wife, staff, etc.).
You can reach Liz at:
In this episode, Liz breaks down the social and emotional barriers
that prevent women from showing power and speaking our value at work, in our businesses, and in all conversations around and about money. As we examine the glacial pace of progress with women and money, we’ll also take a curious look at what role women play in keeping the wage gap open, including:
There were so many mind-blowing moments in this episode, that it was one of my favorites. We had a great time recording and I see things in a new light around women and equality.
I like to think that debt knows no gender or color, although I'm sure there are instances where one portion of our society is more prone to incurring debt than another. Regardless, my goal is to eliminate debt regardless of age, race, religion, gender, etc. You can find out more by ordering my second book at www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree.
Every year, the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) hosts a 2-day Continuing Education Seminar on bankruptcy law, The Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar. Each seminar produces multiple topics that I bring to you in different episodes of the show.
This week, one topic we discussed was how to confirm Chapter 13 (payment plan) bankruptcies faster. So I brainstormed thirteen ways to confirm (successfully complete) a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, including:
Are there any that I missed? Let me know and I'll update this episode at a future date.
If you have questions about Chapter 13, contact me or contact a local attorney.
For more tips on how to have more money at the end of the month rather than more month at the end of the money, please download my new book (for free, in exchange for your email) at www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree.