Episode 5 - I Don’t Want No Stinking Risk

January 19, 2018

The market rises and drops. That’s a type of risk. We might lose our job or become injured at work. Life is full of risks! We can’t hide from them and we can’t always predict them, but we can certainly plan for them.

In my latest podcast, I expand the conversation beyond market volatility in order to assess what our risks really are and how to set ourselves up for success.


Episode 4 - What Is Savings Exactly?

January 5, 2018

Savings is the key to every financial strategy.  It is the fuel that fires the entire financial plan.  Without adequate savings, there are many factors that can erode your wealth savings plan.  It is important to start saving now and invest in your financial future.  There is no miracle financial product that you can put your money into to solve all of your problems.

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Episode 3 - 7 Factors That Destroy Wealth

January 2, 2018

Every day we are faced with financial pressures, these pressures include 7 factors, which can erode or even destroy your wealth.  When these factors are consistently out of balance, they may lead to wealth loss. John Smallwood of Smallwood Associates shares more about these 7 factors and how to ensure balance, to improve your overall wealth.  


Episode 2 - What Is Wealth Under Pressure?

December 11, 2017

No matter what aspect of financial planning, there are positive pressures and negative pressures. We have positive pressures such as savings rates, lottery winnings, inheritance, positive interest, etc. Then there are things that will try to bring our wealth down such as taxes, transaction costs, inflation, etc. Wealth is under pressure all the time whether good or bad. The question is how can we balance it so that you have more positive pressure and less negative pressure?

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Episode 1 - Introduction - John Smallwood

December 5, 2017

In this episode we learn more about John Smallwood, Certified Financial Planner, specializing in strategies to reduce the pressure on key areas of people’s wealth.

John started college as an accounting major and realized that the field wasn’t really for him. He attended an economics class and started a path towards in financial planning. Growing up, his father was involved in the industry and he realized that he wanted to help people and build a long-term plan together.

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