How to Lose Money Podcast with Paul Moore and Josh Thomas

I had an amazing time talking about life and money with Paul Moore on the How to Lose Money Podcast.

How to Lose Money is a wealth-building podcast dedicated to the honest, sometimes gut-wrenching stories of business and life lessons learned. If you’re an entrepreneur going through a tough season, a business executive wanting to avoid strategic mistakes, or just someone who loves to hear about victories earned on the other side of painful trials, this podcast is for you.

With new episodes every Monday, Paul and Josh feature and interview business leaders who have made mistakes that you don’t need to repeat. They discuss topics like: risk-taking, financial principles, entrepreneurship, growing your business, real estate investing, best business concepts, leadership, books and resources, relationship hacks, networking, passive income, time management, and more!

How to Lose Money by Making Bad Life and Financial Choices (Website)

How to Lose Money by Making Bad Life and Financial Choices (iTunes)

Quotes from the show:

“Have a vision of hope for your own life.” – Tony B

“You will create what you imagine and think about.” – Tony B

Doing Your Best No Matter the Circumstances or Situation You’re in.

Whew! July and August have been rough, but now I’m on the mend. In July and August, I spent 25 days in the hospital. For what you might ask? My right kidney decided it was time to come out. Oh yes. It happens. We’d known my kidney was bad since 2007, but it wasn’t supposed to be an issue. Well, it became an issue. What was supposed to be 4 days in the hospital turned into 14 due to complications. The other 11 days were pre-surgery diagnosis and oh, my doctor had a family reunion out of state during my stay.

During what was a miserable time, I did my best to make lemonade out of lemons. It’s not fun spending 95% of your day in a hospital bed for 14 days after surgery, but I and my lovely wife made the best of it.

A week or so before my kidney issue popped up, I had loaded 4 cases of my book, The Millionaire Choice, into my jeep for an event. Most of the books were reloaded into my jeep after the event. Turns out they came in handy.

Stuck in a hospital room and laying on my back, I wanted to at least be a little productive. Setting up a couple of book stands in the windowsill, we began giving away copies of The Millionaire Choice. In all, we gave way 100+ books to nurses, doctors and other hospital staff. I had an amazing time having discussions with everyone about their money and their future.

We discussed everything from student loans, buying houses, building rental AirBNB property add-ons to groups playing the lottery. It was amazing to see so many people get excited to learn about money. Something no one had taken time to teach them.

During my ordeal, I found inspiration and encouragement as the words of Art Williams, founder of A.L. Williams, kept coming to mind. “All you can do is all you can do, but all you can do is enough.”

Well, I’ve been home for two weeks now and just drove for the first time today. It’s time to get back to work helping people figure out their money, their future, and creating millionaire plans.

Success IQ Podcast with Geoff Nicholson

Geoff Nicholson hosts the Success IQ Podcast based in the UK. Thanks to Geoff for being a fantastic host who is passionate about helping people triumph over they struggles and find new success in life. It’s always fun and energizing to discuss how to help people get their money on track, becoming a millionaire, and how that can help them live an even more fulfilled and successful life.

“We all have these moments in our lives, when we face a fork in the road. A time when your back is against the wall and something has to change.

The courageous learn from such challenges and their mistakes and become stronger, more determined, and willing to make the changes.

I am very fortunate to have found my purpose and passion in life. My role is to assist people like you to challenge and support you in creating a vision of what you want to achieve. To set the goals needed to achieve those targets and to support you in creating and living the life you truly desire.” – Geoff Nicholson

Success IQ Podcast – The Millionaire Choice (iTunes)

Success IQ – The Millionaire Choice (Geoff Nicholson)

Positive Impact Podcast with Joe Horton

I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the Positive Impact Podcast with Joe Horton discussing the choices that we make in our lives. Life is a journey. For most of us, it’s a crazy and challenging journey. Where we end up on that journey is based on our choices.

Joe is a fantastic host with a passion for helping others improve their lives. I love the simplicity of Joe’s message.

“3 things which are essential to making a positive impact:

  • Improve your positive impact by improving yourself
  • Improve the lives of your immediate family and friends
  • Improve the lives of everyone you come into contact with in the wider world

…………………..then repeat. It really is as simple as that.” – Joe Horton

Positive Impact Podcast – The Millionaire Choice (iTunes)

Positive Impact Podcast – The Millionaire Choice (Positive Impact Movement)

My First TV Appearance: Bridges on CTN with Monica Schmelter

Okay. I admit it. I know I need to create video to get my business humming, but I’ve been reluctant. Maybe it’s “the first” blockade. Where the first time you do something, it’s the hardest time you do it, so it’s takes longer. I guess I inadvertently or maybe it was intentionally crossed the threshold. No going back. Full steam ahead. More TV and video to come.

Super excited about my first TV appearance talking about my book, The Millionaire Choice: Millionaire or Not. You can Choose.

Monica Schmelter, Bridges

Monica Schmelter is a fantastic host and allowed me to share my thoughts on money and building wealth for yourself, your family and helping others in need. Anything is possible when you make the right choices. Even becoming a millionaire.

With 78% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, now more than ever, we need deliver good financial principles to the people that need them. By teaching them how to manage money and how to build wealth, they will be able to build better lives for themselves, their families and to be able to help people in need.

Aired on Tuesday, July 2nd, at 9:30 am & 8:30 pm CST. WHTN can be viewed in Middle Tennessee via Charter on Channel 10, Comcast on Channels 21 and 1039, Dish on Channel 39, and local antenna on Channel 39.

Watch it on YouTube

Life Transformation Radio with host Sean Douglas

I had a great time on Life Transformation Radio with Sean Douglas talking about making Millionaire Choices (See Podcast Links Below). Sean is one of the most high energy hosts I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Once you get to know Sean, it’s easy to see why. Sean Douglas is a U.S. Air Force Veteran, TEDx Speaker, Master Resilience Implementer, Suicide Awareness Trainer, Business Positioning Strategist, International Radio Show Host of Life Transformation Radio, and Author.

Sean helps people learn how to withstand, recover, and grow through adversity, stress, and life’s changing demands. His guests reveal their WHY, and highlight that transformational moment that changed their lives. Sean then dives into how his guests are using their “Why” and “transformational moment” to help transform others and elevate their lives as well. Life Transformation Radio empowers listeners the listeners with the tools necessary to take MASSIVE action, and inspire them to live EPIC lives.

Life Transformation Radio – The Millionaire Choice (BlogTalk Radio)

Life Transformation Radio – The Millionaire Choice (iTunes)

Paychecks and Balances Podcast with Rich Jones and Marcus Garrett

This week I had the pleasure of being on Paychecks and Balances Podcast with Rich Jones and Marcus Garrett, a couple of high energy financial guys teaching people what to do with their money to build wealth.

Rich and Marcus were fantastic hosts who somehow pulled out a few of my most embarrassing financial moments on air.

Rich and Marcus are doing amazing work, but they’re also amazing people. These guys weren’t silver spooned. They’ve worked hard to get where they are. I really enjoyed the conversation as well as engaging and discussing some of the cultural differences that affect personal finance challenges for different people groups. As some of the only African American men working in the financial education and media space, Rich and Marcus getting it done!

The Millionaire Choice, Episode 129 (Direct Link)

The Millionaire Choice, Episode 129 (iTunes)

The Money Savage Podcast with George Grombacher

The Money Savage Podcast with George Grombacher

It’s always fun discussing Millionaire Choices with people who are trying to share knowledge. This week, I spoke with George Grombacher on his Money Savage Podcast about the The Millionaire Choice and the10 Keys of the Millionaire.

On Money Savage, George and I disuss simple budgeting…oops…”spending plan” methods to help people focus more on building wealth and less on just paying the bills. We also touch on other topics like breaking free from our family’s bad financial habits and some of the other 10 Keys of the Millionaire from my book, The Millionaire Choice: Millionaire or Not. You Can Choose.

George is a highly motivated individual and a great host. In addition to his Money Savage Podcast, he co-hosts the Figure It Out Podcast with Sentari Minor.

Your Millionaire Plan with Tony Bradshaw (Podbean)

Your Millionaire Plan with Tony Bradshaw (iTunes)

Simple Spending Plan Magic

Alright, let’s just admit it. The word budgeting makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. You break out in dry sweat. Your skin gets clammy. Your stress level goes up, and you may have a number of other symptoms. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Personally, I hate the word budgeting. It’s sooooo constricting. We had to do annual budgeting at work and everyone hated it. Even the CFO (that’s Chief Financial Officer) hated it, and he’s supposed to love it! Whether at home or at work, we have to do budgets if we want to manage our money well. I prefer to call it “Watch Your Money” and it’s Millionaire Key #5 in my book, The Millionaire Choice.

The concept of budgeting can suck the life right out of you, so here’s a trick. Stop calling it a budget. Call it a spending plan. It’s a lot more fun to figure out where to spend your money that budgeting it. And here’s another secret, if you spend your money (put your money) in the right places, you can end up creating a ton of wealth and breaking out of the paycheck to paycheck life that 75% of Americans are living. Want to know how? Read on.

Try breaking your spending plan into 4 simple groups.

  1. Living Money
    Living money is the money you need to live each day, week, month and year. It’s your rent, your electricity, your water, your food, your gas, your auto, your insurance, etc. If it doesn’t get paid, something bad happens. That’s living money. You need it to live.

    Your living money is pretty consistent each month. It’s doesn’t change much, and it’s very predictable. Once you have it set, you don’t have to worry about it as long as it gets paid. As long as your other spending habits don’t mess things up, life is good.
  2. Wealth Money
    Wealth money is the 2nd most important category on your spending plan and you want to stack it up as much as you can. The problem with wealth money is hardly anyone sticks money in this group. It’s why 75% of people are going to keep living paycheck to paycheck. They’re not thinking about their future.

    If you skip over wealth money, the future isn’t going to be too bright, but if you put aside some wealth money on your spending plan, you might just become a millionaire.

    How much wealth money should you have each month? Well that depends on your age and goals. My personal goal for you would be for you to become a millionaire in your 40s or 50s, but maybe you’re already in your 40s or 50s. Don’t worry, you just have some ground to make up.

    The best way to figure out how much wealth money you should put back each month and year is to create your own financial plan or what I call millionaire plan. A millionaire plan gives you a real number and a real goal. A financial advisor or planner can help you figure this out or you can use some online investment tools.

    Here’s a tip, if you’re not putting at least $10,000 a year into wealth money, you need to get there quickly. If you are already putting $10,000 a year into wealth money, think about what you can do to get it to $20,000 a year. Always stretch yourself and see what it will do to your millionaire plan. In general, wealth money gets neglected in favor of play money, but if you can keep things in balance you’ll do well.

    Rule of Thumb: Target 4x-10x more wealth money in your spending plan than play money. That should build you a really nice millionaire future.
  3. Play Money
    Alright, we’ve all got to have some fun in life too, but some of us have too much fun. We skip over the wealth money and spend way too much money on fun. Movies, trips, toys (i.e. four wheelers, new cars, boats, eating out, fancy vacations, and more). Too much play money can ruin your financial future. However, too little play money can ruin your life. It’s a balancing act.

    So how much play money should you have each money. It’s relative to your income and futuregoals. If you’re spending more in play money than wealth money, you have a problem. A real problem. For slimmer spending plans, $200-500 a month isn’t a bad number as long as you’re hitting your wealth goals. That’s $2,400 to $6,000 per year. Spend it wisely.

    Now let’s use the rule of thumb mentioned earlier of putting 4x-10x more into your spending plan than you are into your play money. For example: if you’re play money is $2,400 a year, then target your wealth money at $10,000-$24,000 per year. While $10,000 is probably more realistic in this case, always keep in mind the balance. This is all related to your annual income and how much you have available. If you’re coming up short, look for new ways to make some more money.
  4. Other Money
    The other money group is anything that doesn’t fit into living money, wealth money, or play money. Things like Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, Valentine’s day, slush money for unplanned spending needs, or whatever. If things get bad and your money gets tight, this is the first category you cut although I don’t recommend you cut your spouse’s birthday or anniversary celebration out. I don’t think that would end particularly well for you.

That’s it. Using this simple spending plan magic when I was 25, I knocked out $16,000 in debt in about 18 months and invested over $18,000 in stocks and mutual funds. I kept this plan in place as I kept marching towards my goal of becoming a millionaire by age forty which I’m glad to say I reached.

You want balance your spending plan to cut waste out of your spending plan, have a little fun and pump up your wealth money. By balancing these four areas, you’ll build a better financial future for yourself and your family.

CentsAble Chat Podcast with Bobbi Olson

I had a great conversation with Bobbi Olson (a.k.a. “CentsAble” Bobbi) on her Podcast, CentsAble Chat. She has a real heart for teaching and helping people figure out what to do with their money.

Bobbi is a certified budgeting geek and knows that budgeting is critical to getting and keeping your finances on track. Without a budget or as I call it, spending plan, it’s going to be really hard to build wealth. A budget is planning how to to spend your money. That’s why I like to call it a spending plan. You’re telling your money where to go and what to do. When you do that, you’re taking control of your money, your life and your future.

The Millionaire Choice Podcast – (Libsyn)

The Millionaire Choice Podcast – (iTunes)