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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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Now displaying: April, 2021
Apr 29, 2021

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.

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

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 

Apr 22, 2021

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!

Apr 15, 2021

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:

  • What happens if the accident causes the injured party to be unable to work?
  • What is uninsured or underinsured coverage?
  • The first thing someone should do after being in a car accident.
  • Whether handling the car accident claim without an attorney is a good idea.
  • How to read and understand your car insurance policy.
  • The risks of going to trial, and what juries can be told in a trial.
  • Obtaining coverage for dog bite liability.
  • And other topics.

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.

Please also introduce our sponsor to an attorney or title company you know that is looking to renew or buy malpractice coverage - Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com

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

Apr 8, 2021

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:

  • The #1 mistake women make in conversations around and about money
  • The two words women use that keep them held back
  • How to increase your ask — every day, in every way
  • 3 strategies to disrupt the conversation so we close the wage gap for good
  • The #1 mistake we make when it comes to conversations around and about money
  • 5 simple steps to creating a high-touch, low-tech boutique service business
  • Actionable sales habits to grow your business in 15 minutes a day

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.

Please visit our sponsor, Sam Cohen, and refer an attorney or title company you know to him for a quote for malpractice insurance - Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com.

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.

 

Apr 2, 2021

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:

  1. Have All Your Documents
  2. Get Pay Off quotes from all Secured Creditors Prior to Filing
  3. Send Filed Tax Returns to the Trustee Annually
  4. Have Stability in your Income & Expenses
  5. Make Your Chapter 13 Payments
  6. Listen to Your Attorney
  7. Cooperate with Creditors
  8. Cooperate with the Trustee
  9. Be Honest With Your Attorney
  10. Review Documents Filed by Creditors
  11. Estimate Accurately Before Filing
  12. Communicate After the Case is Over
  13. Check Your Credit

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.

If you are an attorney or title company, contact our sponsor, Sam Cohen, for a free quote on your errors & omissions (E&O or Malpractice) insurance. Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com

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

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