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Guest: Chris Fern
Episode Description: Do you earn a decent enough living but feel you don't have enough money to buy the things you want? Do you struggle with anxiety when it comes to managing your money? Chris Fern, founder of Simple Business Solutions, creator of the Mindful Money Program and CTO at R3SET Enterprises,  has developed a foolproof way to allow our human weaknesses to be our strengths and create a platform that helps people save and spend in accordance with their values and, ultimately, their complete happiness

Guest Bio: Chris Fern is the founder of Simple Business Solutions, creator of the Mindful Money Program and CTO at R3SET Enterprises. Chris has over 10 years of experience in IT and computer software development, systems architecture, networking, and customer relations. Using his expertise and personal interest in the human condition, Chris has developed a foolproof way to allow our human weaknesses to be our strengths and create a platform that helps people save and spend in accordance with their values and, ultimately, their complete happiness.  

URL: www.practicemindfulmoney.com

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Guest:  Lee Caraher
Episode Description: Why would any business pass on a key competitive advantage that’s relatively easy to implement? Could it be that businesses might not really understand what their greatest assets are or how those assets contribute to true competitive advantages? What if employees were the greatest advantage? 

Lee Caraher, author of ‘The Boomerang Principle: Inspire Lifetime Loyalty From Your Employees’,  is an expert at building positive, high performing work teams and business cultures. Caraher has interviewed over 100 business leaders to identify actionable insights and pragmatic strategies to help businesses maximize their employee relationships. Lee discusses how encouraging former employees to return enabled her business, Double Forte, to reach new milestones and why other businesses would benefit.

Guest Bio: Lee Caraher is the CEO of Double Forte PR & Digital Marketing; an acclaimed communication strategist, she’s known for her practical solutions to big problems. Her company works with some of the top consumer and technology brands in the country. Lee’s the author of Millennials & Management based on her experience with failing and then succeeding at retaining Millennials. Her next book, The Boomerang Principle will be published in April 2017.
Lee has a reputation for building cohesive, high producing teams who have fun together at the same time. She is a straight talker who doesn't hold too many punches, although she does her best to be pleasant about it. Her big laugh and sense of humor have gotten her out of a lot of trouble.
Lee is active in the community and currently serves on three nonprofit boards. A graduate of Carleton College with a degree in Medieval History, which she finds useful every day, Lee lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two sons, and a blind cat.

URL: www.leecaraher.com

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Guest: Sean The Money Wizard
Episode Description: Financial independence and early retirement are very possible when a young person understand the mechanics of planned savings and savvy money management. Sean, the Money Wizard, is a 20-something financial analyst by day and money blogger by night. Sean saved over $150,000 by age 26 as part of his plan to reach complete financial independence in his 30s, and his approach to saving over half his income has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, and Yahoo Finance. Sean talks with host Jordan Goodman about where the inspiration to achieve financial independence comes from, what his journey has been like and what he's learned along the way.

Guest Bio: Sean is a 20-something financial analyst by day and money blogger by night. Sean saved over $150,000 by age 26 as part of his plan to reach complete financial independence in his 30s, and his approach to saving over half his income has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, and Yahoo Finance. Sean writes the popular blog 'the Money Wizard. When he's not writing, Sean can be found cycling, skiing, or traveling the country.

URL: MyMoneyWizard.com

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Guest: Benjamin Brandt
Episode Description: Benjamin Brandt, CFP, talks with host Jordan Goodman about why planning for retirement means so much more than just money. People need to work on building happiness beyond jobs and finding meaning beyond golf and grandkids. Brandt uses many examples based on his military experience to illustrate retirement planning concepts and practices with colorful, memorable examples. Brandt talks with Goodman about the importance of not doing silly, reactive things while also not avoiding making necessary changes. Broad, diversified investments across the market with minimal fund costs can yield income while preserving assets. Very boring, non-sexy investments can be the approach to best serve retirees needs for safety and income.

Guest Bio: Benjamin Brandt is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Founder/President of Capital City Wealth Management, a Bismarck, North Dakota fee-only financial planning company. He is the host of the popular podcast Retirement Starts Today Radio and the accompanying blog. Benjamin is an Iraqi combat veteran having served in the North Dakota Army National Guard for 8 years, including a 15-month deployment to Iraq in 2003. You may have seen Benjamin featured in The Huffington Post, CNBC.com, Forbes, Business Insider, ClarkHoward.com, and many others. In his free time, Benjamin and his wife Kristen can be found on the weekends at the hockey rink, or on the gymnastics and wrestling mats, chasing their three energetic children. Learn more about Benjamin at his site, Retirement Starts Today.

URL: retirementstartstoday.com retirementstartstodayradio.com

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Guest: Belinda Rosenblum
Episode Description: Why do people bury their head in the sand about personal finances? Must fear of money be a permanent roadblock to financial stability? What are the skills necessary to gain peace of mind about money management and how can people learn them? What is relationship between dreading financial issues and living paycheck to paycheck? Belinda Rosenblum and Jordan Goodman explore the behind-the-scene reasons why people fail to take control of their financial lives and why and what people can do to gain peace of mind and financial mastery.  Goodman and Rosenblum explore how to rewrite your money story, exploring the baby steps that can lead to acceptance, comfort, and success.


Guest Bio: Belinda Rosenblum is a CPA and Wealth Expert who helps take the worry and fear out of money. She believes life is supposed to be fun, and money is supposed to fund it for you! Belinda founded OwnYourMoney.com and leads a movement to change our entire perspective on money – so we release the overwhelm and shame, take control, and learn the critical skills to be confident with money. 

Belinda is the creator of the Money Makers Academy and the coauthor of SELF-WORTH TO NET WORTH: 12 Keys to Creating Wealth Inside and Out, both offering a step-by-step approach to help you build your financial self-esteem and manage your own financial life. If she’s not talking about financial freedom, Belinda is likely enjoying the sunshine and chasing after her marathon-running husband, teenage step daughter, and 2 spirited toddler

URL: www.ownyourmoney.com/moneyanswers

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Guest: Ron Lieber
Description: From teaching your kids money skills to current financial topics, Ron Lieber covers it all in his books and in his New York Times column. Host Jordan Goodman talks with Lieber about his book, ‘the Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money,’ why he wrote it and the important lessons it contains for both parents and their children. Lieber’s book helps families have the kinds of financial discussions. Goodman and Lieber continue on to cover a wide range of financial topics including Equifax, credit card debt, and Trump’s proposed tax plan.

Guest Bio: Ron Lieber is the author of The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money, which was an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. Ron has been the “Your Money” columnist for The New York Times since 2008. Before coming to The Times, he wrote the “Green Thumb” personal finance column for The Wall Street Journal and was part of the startup team at the paper’s Personal Journal section.Ron’s first book Taking Time Off: Inspiring Stories of Students Who Enjoyed Successful Breaks from College and How You Can Plan Your Own, co-authored with Colin Hall, was a New York Times bestseller in 1996. He also wrote Upstart Start­-Ups, a book for young entrepreneurs, and was the co-author of a guidebook to the best entry­-level jobs in the United States.Ron spent 14 years at the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago and graduated from Amherst College. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.

URL: www.ronlieber.com

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