E140 Who We Give Holiday Tips and How Much

E140 Who We Give Holiday Tips and How Much


Who We Give Holiday Tips and How Much

Every year we struggle with holiday tipping: How much? To who?

I’m not sure we have all the answers, but we’ll at least share what we do, so you can compare notes

Today we’ll discuss holiday tipping for:

  1. Paper carrier
  2. Barber/Hairdresser
  3. Mailman
  4. Cleaning lady
  5. Dog walker
  6. Doorman/Super

And lastly, holiday tipping for us business owners

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E139 Gillian Perkins Fixes My First Attempt at an Online Course

E139 Gillian Perkins Fixes My First Attempt at an Online Course


I recently tried launching my first online course. It was not a success.

So I turned to an expert: YouTuber and online entrepreneur Gillian Perkins helps diagnose what went wrong and what to do next (THANK YOU, Gillian!)

If you’d benefit from Gillian’s guidance for your own business or side hustle, signup for her FREE Profit Planning Challenge.

Or subscribe to Gillian’s YouTube channel.

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E137 The Pastor Who Walks Away from Toxic People

E137 The Pastor Who Walks Away from Toxic People


You’ve probably heard the advice to walk away from toxic people, but have you heard it from a man of the cloth?

Best-selling author and international speaker pastor Gary Thomas talks about when you’re better off walking away from:

  1. a toxic marriage
  2. toxic parents
  3. toxic children

Make sure to get his excellent book “When to Walk Away from Toxic People

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E135 What Does Stepped Up Basis Mean

E135 What Does Stepped Up Basis Mean?


Does the IRS ever give us a break? Yes!

Stepped-up basis is a great example. So make sure you know about it and how to use it!

I’ll explain “stepped-up basis” in 3 steps:

  1. What are capital gains
  2. What is Basis
  3. Why stepped-up basis is the HUGE tax break IRS gives us

And lastly, I’ll tell you the BIG mistake DIY “estate planners” make that can cost them tens, even hundreds of thousands in taxes

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The Man Who Retired Twice

E135 The Man Who Retired Twice


Rob Berger is the man who’s already retired twice (and counting).

We’ll talk about Rob’s career, retirement #1 (law firm partner), retirement #2 (blog owner), and why he keeps working (but with freedom).

Pick up a copy of Rob’s new book “Retire Before Mom and Dad

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E132 Attention Management with Maura Thomas

E132 Attention Management with Maura Thomas


Maura is the most widely-cited authority on attention management. She’ll answer for us:

  1. Why do we undervalue our attention so much?
  2. What will it take for the pendulum to swing, for us to get more protective of our attention?
  3. If flow and daydreaming are so important, why don’t we protect/make more time for them?

To learn more, pick up a copy of Maura’s book “Attention Management

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E130 Rock the Recession with Jonathan Slain

E130 Rock the Recession with Jonathan Slain


Do You have a Plan for Recession?

Jonathan Slain will share 4 key ideas why recessions can be an opportunity for our businesses, not something to fear.

Get your copy of his book “Rock the Recession” on Amazon.

Or use the coupon code “SimpleMoneyWins” at www.recession.com/shop for 50% off the Rock the Recession Workbook

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E128 Personality Traits of the Super Rich with Rainer Zitelmann

E128 Personality Traits of the Super Rich with Rainer Zitelmann


Rainer interviewed 45 multimillionaires and billionaires. Here’s what he learned:

  1. How the super rich were raised
  2. Why the wealthy are all self-employed
  3. How the super rich make decisions
  4. 5 personality traits of the super rich

And lastly, how we can apply all this to ourselves and to our kids.

Get a copy of the full study “Wealth Elite” on Amazon.

And follow Rainer’s articles on Forbes.

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E127 What is House Poor?

E127 What is House Poor?


Are you familiar with the term “house poor”?

One study says as many as 35% of Americans are “house poor.” It sounds bad, and it is bad. If you’re a homeowner or looking to buy, let’s avoid it.

Today we’ll cover:

  1. Definition of “house poor”
  2. Why it happens
  3. Impact of being house poor
  4. What to do

Lastly, you’ll learn how to avoid being house poor in the first place

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E126 Money for the Rest of Us with David Stein

E126 Money for the Rest of Us with David Stein


David walks us though his 10-Question approach to evaluating any investment.

Then we’ll apply to his approach to:

  1. Homeownership
  2. College
  3. FAs
  4. Index funds
  5. Bitcoin

David’s book, “Money for the Rest of Us,” is available on Amazon.

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