Should you pay off your car prior to filing a bankruptcy?
Should you pay off your car even if you're not contemplating bankruptcy?
If you're in bankruptcy, and circumstances change, should you dismiss your case, or convert to another chapter in bankruptcy? Can you even do that?
I think I got my sound fixed from last week's episode, proving that even veteran podcasters get mixed up from time to time but, the show must go on!
I've also got an update on the Listener Pay It Forward Program! Do you want to go to Podfest with me, for FREE (small print: you have to pay for the hotel and transportation - but your Podfest Ticket would be no charge) !! www.podfestexpo.com
I also talk about the title of today's episode - a possible increase in the automobile exemption in the state of Florida that, if passed, would raise the exemption from $1,000 to $5,000, allowing many people who file Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Florida to keep their cars!
Also, when you're in bankruptcy and circumstances change, I describe the thought process behind dismissing your case versus converting to another chapter within the bankruptcy code (typically Chapter 7 to Chapter 13, or Chapter 13 to Chapter 7). You can find more information on these and other topics at my website - www.YesnerLaw.com or email me Shawn@YesnerLaw.com.
Finally, please remember to support our long-time friend and sponsor, Sam Cohen of Attorneys First Insurance. A great referral for Sam would be an attorney or title company that you know that is just starting a new business and needs malpractice insurance, especially if that new title company or law firm is located in Florida or Texas. www.AttorneysFirst.com or Sam@AttorneysFirst.com.
Episode 313 of the Crushing Debt Podcast means Week 1 of Year 7 of content!!
Plus we're back in the office after taking my recording equipment home after COVID shut everything down in March 2020 (although I understand I may need to tweak my sound).
I'm speaking again at Podfest 2022 in Orlando and have the ability to take up to FIVE (5) listeners with me FOR FREE. If you're interested in a free ticket to Podfest 2022, please let me know. You can visit the Podfest website at www.podfestexpo.com.
One of my goals at or before Podfest will be to explore potential co-hosts for the Crushing Debt Podcast. If you're interested, please email me Shawn@YesnerLaw.com.
Finally, if there a bankruptcy tsunami coming? We explore article written by Jeremy L. Retherford, Esq., and Walter E. Jones, Esq., both of Balch & Bingham, LLP, titled "What the Latest COVID-19 Surge Means for Filings in 2022" for the March 22 issue of the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal.
Please also remember to refer an attorney or title company that you know to our sponsor, Sam Cohen of Attorneys First Insurance. Sam helps attorneys and title companies all over the country, but particularly in Florida and Texas, to get fair and affordable malpractice insurance. Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com.
You can email me for more information about anything covered on this week's episode or any previous episodes!
Do you want improved quality of life?
Do you want to get a handle on any financial challenge or problem?
Do you want an objective third party to help with financial decisions, or a guide to ease your financial decision-making?
Our guest on the Crushing Debt Podcast this week is Financial Coach, Dan Bobick. Dan is NOT a financial advisor, he is the owner of Money Works Coaching, a company focused on helping its clients to create a clear path of action to organize and streamline their lifestyle to help get or keep their finances under control.
Dan thinks about finances like three legs of a stool - each one is necessary to have a solid foundation - Mindset, Mechanics and Accountability. You likely didn't accrue a ton of debt overnight, so you're not going to solve or pay off your debt overnight. Dan can help you create a plan to become debt free, and then hold you accountable to working that plan!
A great way to support the Crushing Debt Podcast is to refer an attorney or title company that you know to our sponsor, Sam Cohen. Sam helps attorneys and title companies with their malpractice insurance. Sam can work with attorneys or title companies all over the United States, but has a particular focus right now on Florida and Texas.
Work Smarter, Plan Better, Play Louder is the mantra of this week's guest on the Crushing Debt Podcast - Jo DiSanto.
Joe went from $70,000 in debt at age 25, to buying his first home at 30, and is now debt free. How did he do it? Was it luck?
Luck is preparation meeting opportunity!
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Would you be embarassed to get a second job, a part time job, or a side-hustle to create the additional income necessary to eliminate your debt? If you're able to provide for your family, does it really matter that your second job is driving for Uber? Working at a minimum wage job (or another minimum wage job)? What is the positive mindset of someone who owns their own business, but also must work a second job to provide for their family?
Today's Crushing Debt Podcast Episode is about how to persist when facing debt, and how to do what you have to in order to get out of debt.
Eric Bunch is a friend of the show, and a referral partner of the law firm here in Tampa Bay. Eric owns NTP2 Photography and Video and specializes in helping his clients brand themselves using custom photography and video production. Eric spends his free time with his three boys and wife camping, hiking and doing Scouts with his boys.
Eric tells his story of how he got into debt, and then what he did to get out of debt, all while owning his own business and providing for a family of five!
To reach Eric and follow his projects you can visit him on Facebook or Instagram @ntp2photography.
Eric is also a speaker at Podfest Multimedia Expo 2022, May 26 - 29, 2022, at the Hilton Orlando. You can find more details at www.podfestexpo.com, and if you attend Podfest, please come say hello to me and Eric (we'll also be rooming together at the event).
Please also support our sponsor, Sam Cohen of Attorneys First Insurance, by referring an attorney starting his own firm, or a new title company opening for business. You can connect them to Sam at Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com.
What other things have you done to help pay off your debt? Please email me your stories at Shawn@YesnerLaw.com, and I may ask to feature you on a future episode of the podcast!