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Lifebook: Creating an Extraordinary Life, with Jon and Missy Butcher

LifeBook: Creating an Extraordinary Life, with Jon and Missy Butcher – TMA 048

You are a creator!  You can create and live your own extraordinary life, starting right now. And here are the tools to do so, right at your fingertips!  Jon and Missy Butcher, founders of LifeBook, have embodied creating their own life. And you can do that too.  To quote Steve Jobs, “Everything around you…
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Don’t Be a “Rugged Individualist” – Delegate! (Reviewed) – TMA 047

As entrepreneurs building growing businesses, it often becomes necessary to transform ourselves. Innovation requires shedding our old thought patterns and ways of operating, so we can embrace new ones that serve us better.  Dan Sullivan, of Strategic Coach, outlines this phenomenon in his growth-provoking article, Don’t Be a “Rugged Individualist” – Delegate! He contrasts two ways of…
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Cash Flow Index - The Smartest Way to Pay off Debt

Cash Flow Index: The Smartest Way to Pay off Debt – TMA 046

Most people struggle to get out from debt like they’re drowning in the ocean.  Like drowning, they waste energy, time, and money floundering and flailing instead of taking calculated, focused, strategically-timed strokes that would free them most efficiently.  One of the reasons that this happens so often is because people focus on solving the…
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Nelson Nash Father of The Infinite Banking Concept

Nelson Nash: Father of The Infinite Banking Concept® – TMA 045

Nelson Nash is an exceptional thinker who discovered a secret to prosperity that was too good to keep to himself. The Infinite Banking Concept® was born when he noticed what was already possible inside cash value life insurance; the ability to earn interest, gain access to capital and take control of your financial life.  Since then,…
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Taking Time Off Can Increase Your Productivity and Better Your Company

Taking Time Off Can Increase Your Productivity and Better Your Company (Reviewed) – TMA 044

For the business owner who wants to perform at their best and make the most out of life, the answer may be in working less, not more.  In his insightful article Taking Time Off Can Increase Your Productivity and Better Your Company, Dan Sullivan, of Strategic Coach, reveals the leverage that taking time off can…
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Opportunity Cost - The Invisible Cost of Financing

Opportunity Cost: The Invisible Cost of Financing – TMA 043

Opportunity cost, like the submerged portion of an iceberg, is a part of your financial decisions hidden from view.  While odorless, colorless, tasteless, and silent, opportunity cost is a threat to your wealth creation.  This wealth restrictor is no respecter of persons or purchase types.  Opportunity cost is the tag-along to every financial decision…
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Creating Cash Flow with Real Estate, J. Massey

Creating Cash Flow with Real Estate: J. Massey – TMA 042

If you’ve been in our community for a while, chances are, you love cash flow, and you know we do too!  You’re interested in quickly creating income streams with cash-flowing assets.  You want assets you know and control that produce income for you so that your source of income is not restricted to the money…
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Staying Positive By Looking Backward

Staying Positive by Looking Backward (Reviewed) – TMA 041

Dan Sullivan shares a profound perspective on goal-setting, exponential vision, and staying energized to continue progressing, in his article Staying Positive by Looking Backward.  We’re sharing this article, along with our experience of using these concepts, to help fortify your abundance mindset.  We know that developing a healthy, positive perspective is the secret weapon…
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The Right Way to Spend Money

The Right Way to Spend Money: Spender, Saver, or Steward? – TMA 040

Alexander Pope said, “To err is human, to forgive divine.” Financially speaking, it would be more accurate to say, “to spend money is human, to create wealth divine.”  No one ever needed a lesson in how to buy things. In fact, with no restraint, we manage quite well to find plentiful ways to spend money.  How you spend…
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Speaking Without Fear Joe Yazbek

Speaking Without Fear, with Joe Yazbeck – TMA 039

If you’re in business, you should be speaking.  Don’t let fear of using your own voice and not knowing what to say cripple your impact and prevent you from building a life and business you love.  Instead, recognize the power of this essential skill and say yes to mastering speaking, so you can expand your…
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Josh Thomas - Business Is Simple - You Only Need 1 Thing Before You Launch

Business Is Simple: You Only Need One Thing Before You Launch, with Josh Thomas – TMA 038

We brought Josh Thomas, of Profit Arc, onto the show to talk about sales, marketing, and growth.  This dynamic, authentic conversation covered that ground, and so much more.  In his down-to-earth message of simplicity and focus, Josh shares the power of one person to make a difference, how to adapt to change, and the…
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Debt Free Doesn't Make You Financially Free

Why Debt Free Doesn’t Make You Financially Free – TMA 037

Becoming debt free is often listed as a notch on the belt of financial progress. It’s widely discussed, admired, longed for, celebrated, and even praised by so-called financial experts.  But, paying off debt may be risky or even altogether unnecessary.  In fact, you’re probably not in debt in the first place!  We want you to be debt…
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Spartan Invest Turnkey Real Estate Done Right

Spartan Invest: Turnkey Real Estate Done Right, with Maureen McCann – TMA 036

Spartan Invest offers the opportunity to benefit easily from real estate investing.  Investors secure the tax advantages of real estate ownership and earn cash flow, without industry knowledge, maintenance, or management headaches.  If you’re looking for a way to get started in real estate investing or build a portfolio, consider the income-generating asset of single-family…
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Who Are The Financial Experts?

Who Are the Financial Experts? – TMA 035

How do you know if the advice of financial experts applies to you?  In fact, who are the financial experts?  Does fame or popularity make someone an expert? What about having the biggest stage or the largest reach?  Is it a degree, certification, or credential that qualifies them?  Instead, the litmus test for a financial expert…
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Paul Moore Lessons From a Commercial Multifamily Investor

Lessons from a Commercial Multifamily Investor, with Paul Moore – TMA 034

In this fascinating interview with Paul Moore, we discussed opportunities for investors to build generational wealth through commercial multifamily investing.  Unfortunately, there are high barriers to entry into this investment sector.  New investors to this space may lack the capital requirements, loan qualifications, and experience needed to gain a seat at the table.  Through…
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The Biggest Thing You Can Do to Increase Your Cash Flow

The Biggest Thing You Can Do to Increase Your Cash Flow – TMA 033

The #1 most effective way to increase your cash flow today is to think like the bank.  Banking generates voluminous cash flow.  There are rules for how the bank operates that have established banking as the most powerful business model in the world.  You can follow these rules to increase your cash flow, starting from…
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Ted Benna: Reflections from the Father of the 401k

Ted Benna: Reflections from the “Father of the 401(k)” – TMA 032

If you listen to the “financial experts” on tv or the radio, you will hear the typical blanket advice that you should put money into a 401(k).  But the question is, does that advice apply to everybody?  To get as much of an insider’s perspective as we could find, we interviewed Ted Benna, “inventor” of…
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How to Shop for Insurance Part 3 - Life, Health, and Disability Insurance

How to Shop for Insurance Part 3: Life, Health, and Disability Insurance – TMA 031

Life, health, and disability insurance protect you, your body, your wellness, and your livelihood.  This range of coverage includes some of the most essential protections. Too often, people ask the wrong questions.  This leads them to draw the wrong conclusions about life, health, and disability insurance.   As a result, many remain drastically underinsured or forgo the protection altogether.…
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How to Shop for Insurance Part 2 - Home and Auto Insurance

How to Shop For Insurance Part 2: Home and Auto Insurance – TMA 030

Home and auto insurance are two pillars of insurance protection that are almost universally understood to be necessary. However, when it comes to choosing and paying for coverage, you have nearly infinite options.  The range of coverage details, exemptions, coverage amounts, and limitations add complexity.  This can make shopping for insurance seem like a maze…
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How to Shop for Insurance Part 1 - 7 Tips to Save on Insurance

How to Shop for Insurance Part 1: 7 Tips to Save on Insurance – TMA 029

When you shop for insurance, it’s best to start with a game plan.  Then you know what to look for and how to save on insurance without sacrificing value.  It’s just like shopping for groceries, a marketing strategist, or an investment property. First, you need to know what you want.  Next, you want to know…
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The Go-Giver The Unexpected Secret of Success with Bob Burg

The Go-Giver: The Unexpected Secret of Success, with Bob Burg – TMA 028

The Go-Giver is an engaging parable about the unexpected system of getting predictable, proven results in building a prosperous business.  This story reveals the five laws of stratospheric success, giving you the recipe to make more money in your entrepreneurial endeavors by adding value and increasing your impact. If you have been reading The…
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Why You Want Insurance Part 3 - It Costs More to Self-Insure

Why You Want Insurance Part 3: It Costs More to Self-Insure – TMA 027

To navigate your insurance decisions, you must weigh the costs and opportunity costs of each option.  While some choose to self-insure as a solution to reduce costs, there are additional costs hidden beneath the surface that you need to be aware of.  Insurance is fairly polarizing.  Chances are, you either love it or you…
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Simple Content Marketing That Attracts and Converts Happy Clients, with Maggie Patterson

Content Marketing That Attracts and Converts Happy Clients, with Maggie Patterson – TMA 026

Content marketing is a powerful tool to reach your future customers before they choose to do business with you.  If you’ve been in business for 20 years or 15 minutes, you’ve realized that one of the primary levers of success is having customers. With people to see, you can find out what works best, make…
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Why You Want Insurance Part 2 - Insurance Protects Your Human Life Value

Why You Want Insurance Part 2: It Protects Your Human Life Value – TMA 025

Insurance is about more than protecting your stuff. It’s about protecting your human life value.    Often, you need insurance ranks pretty close on the motivation list with you need to change the oil in your car. Here’s the filtering mechanism your brain goes through when you hear it:  Not that pressing.  Things are going fine without…
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Estate Planning That Works, with Rick Randall

Estate Planning That Works, with Rick Randall – TMA 024

While estate planning that works is not the norm, it does not have to be that way.  The goal of estate planning is to dictate how you will transfer the baton of your life’s wealth and wisdom to generations after you.  With it, you ensure your legacy will live on, beyond you, rather than dissolving…
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Why You Want Insurance Part 1 - Transfer Risk

Why You Want Insurance Part 1: Insurance Transfers Risk – TMA 023

Throughout civilization, people have created tools to transfer risk, protecting themselves from negative circumstances.  This is the core function of insurance: to transfer risk.  It’s what makes insurance not only something you want but something to love.  However, many people have a misguided and negative view of insurance, being inadequately insured or uninsured altogether. …
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The Family Office Model - Investing Like the Wealthy with Richard C. Wilson

The Family Office Model: Investing Like the Wealthy, with Richard C. Wilson – TMA 022

There’s a divergence between the investing strategies of the status quo and those of the ultra-successful.  The ultra-wealthy leverage a family office model so they can focus their efforts on what they do best.  Viewing wealth as a team sport allows you to stay focused and do what you love.  Most people use common…
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Saving vs. Investing What is Investing Part 2 Best Investments

Saving vs. Investing: What Is Investing? Part 2 – How to Find Your Best Investments – TMA 021

In a sea of investment choices, it can be overwhelming to determine which are the best investments for you. But don’t let overwhelm keep you in the dark, procrastinating, making mediocre decisions, losing money, and perpetually frustrated. The first step to confident investing is having a clear picture of exactly what you want and WHY. …
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Personal Finance Solutions - New York State Association of Realtors®

Personal Finance Solutions for REALTORS®, with Moses Seuram – TMA 020

Many successful business owners struggle when it comes to planning for the future.  They have high incomes, live an upper-middle-class lifestyle or better, build growing businesses.  However, they don’t have a plan for future income that they’re confident will lead to financial freedom. This is no truer than in the REALTOR® community.  More than 50%…
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Saving vs. Investing - What is Investing Part1 Cash Flow

Saving vs. Investing: What Is Investing? Part 1 – Cash Flow – TMA 019

Most investing returns fizzle far beneath our expectations.  When we most want our money to make money, we end up flatlining, or even losing money. The prosperity and confidence we’d hoped for elude us, leaving us more anxious and uncertain instead.  Could it be that we have our sights on the wrong target?  Let’s…
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Transform Your Life and Business with the Power of Gratitude, with Kevin Clayson

Transform Your Life and Business with the Power of Gratitude, with Kevin Clayson – TMA 018

Gratitude is a key ingredient in the abundance mindset recipe required for building a life and business you love.  It’s like the yeast in a bread recipe or the coffee beans in the coffee.  In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s the elixir of life.  It has the power to heal, elevate,…
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Saving vs. Investing - What is Savings

Saving vs. Investing: What Is Savings? – TMA 017

What Is Savings: Why We Need a Definition In all the financial pressure you feel to plan for the future, have you ever stopped to consider, fundamentally, what is savings?  Often the answer is in asking the right questions.  Concerning great questions, this is one that will behoove you to ask, understand, and answer that…
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Trump's Tax Reform - What Entrepreneurs Need to Know, with Dustin Griffiths

Trump’s Tax Reform: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know, with Dustin Griffiths – TMA 016

Trump’s tax reform has made a lot of big changes to the tax code.  Because of the overhaul, our proactive tax team posted a series of blogs outlining the changes and what they mean for you.  When we read them, we knew right away that we wanted to share them with you. So, we brought…
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How to Save Like the Wealthy

How to Save Like the Wealthy – TMA 015

If you want to seize opportunities like the wealthy, you will need to save like the wealthy. Building a financial system is a lot like barrel racing. Far away from the roar of audiences, the outcome of the race is determined by the hours of preparation and conditioning spent outside the ring, out of the…
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Explode Real Estate Returns with Privatized Banking, an Interview with Jimmy Vreeland

Explode Real Estate Returns with Privatized Banking, with Jimmy Vreeland – TMA 014

One growing company is maximizing their real estate returns by using the premier financing strategy of the wealthy.  As stand-alone tools, both real estate and high cash value life insurance are top-notch.  Their powers of cash flow, appreciation, equity, leverage, tax advantages, and a hedge against inflation are unrivaled by any other product. But when you…
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Why the wealthy love cash part 2

Why the Wealthy Love Cash, Part 2 – TMA 013

The concept of holding cash – savings – is such an intricate, multi-faceted one.  This series will walk you through the WHY, the compelling reasons to value and build cash savings.  Then, we’ll show you how to apply it and reveal the key distinctions to keep you on track. If you have a great enough…
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Prosperity Economics Principles with Kim D.H. Butler

Prosperity Economcis Principles, with Kim D.H. Butler – TMA 012

Kim Butler is a champion of Prosperity Economics principles who’s bringing them back into the mainstream.  She’s revitalizing the traditional way of thinking, condensing age-old wealth principles into the 7 Principles of Prosperity.  She helps people get their money doing more jobs and building wealth outside of Wall Street. She’s the owner of Partners 4…
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Why the wealthy love cash savings part 1

Why the Wealthy Love Cash, Part 1 – TMA 011

Have you ever had conflicting thoughts about cash savings?  You’d feel better with more savings, but you’re not really sure it’s a winning financial strategy. Savings is pure magic.  Within its seed is infinite and tremendous potential.  This article will help you see and unleash the power of savings to accomplish your financial goals. Savings is…
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How to Pay Less in Taxes, Legally, with Dustin Griffiths, Tax Strategist

How to Pay Less in Taxes Legally, with Dustin Griffiths – TMA 010

“Tax Empowered” vs. “Tax Scared” It’s time to stop tipping the IRS and pay less in taxes legally, from now on. No one likes paying the IRS, but are you letting the government steal from you?  If you aren’t strategic, tax deadlines can feel like doomsday.  You’re stuck with hating that you pay so much…
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top amazon seller Tyler Douthitt

Entrepreneurial Lessons from a Top Amazon Seller, with Tyler Douthitt – TMA 009

Along the 12-year journey to becoming a top Amazon seller, Tyler Douthitt has accumulated a wealth of entrepreneurial wisdom.  It takes a considerable amount of grit, resilience, vision, and self-awareness to make it to the top 2%. In this interview, you’ll note: His abundance perspective to create a great life, not only for himself but…
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Financial Planning: What is Prosperity Economics Part 2

What is Prosperity Economics? Part 2 – TMA 008

Typical Financial Planning vs. Prosperity Economics The Prosperity Economics Movement is a wholesome and positive remedy to the limitations, guesses, and fear-based typical financial planning. On the one hand, the typical financial conversation holds an underlying opinion that you should give your money to someone else more qualified than you, put it aside for the…
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Maximize Business Tax Deductions - Mark S

Maximizing Your Business Tax Deductions in 2018, with Mark Schreiber – TMA 007

Do you know if you’re maximizing your business tax deductions?  If the thought of the new year brings you tax anxiety, you’re not alone. Many business owners fear tax season and the “day of reckoning” when they find out how much they owe to Uncle Sam. No one likes to part with hard-earned dollars or…
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Typical Financial Planning vs Prosperity Economics

What is Prosperity Economics? Part 1 – TMA 006

Prosperity Economics has begun its renaissance as an alternative to typical financial planning.  An increasing number of courageous, conscious, independent thinkers have outgrown typical financial planning. They resonate with a different financial philosophy that provides more control, certainty, and permission to use their money now. For them, the financial status quo has been losing its…
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Infinite Banking - Increasing Capital and Cashflow, with Dr. Robert P. Murphy

Infinite Banking: Increasing Capital and Cashflow, with Dr. Robert P. Murphy – TMA 005

 Infinite Banking is the perfect savings system for entrepreneurs.  It allows you to emulate the most powerful business model in the world: The Bank! Bob Murphy discusses out-of-the-box strategies that complement the entrepreneur.  He is an economist in an unconventional wrapper. His sense of humor and straight-talk help him convey the most perplexing concepts…
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Abundance - Philosophy, Principles and Beliefs

Abundance: Philosophy, Principles and Beliefs – TMA 004

Your financial life should have come with the instructions: “For best results, abundance thinking required!”  Your financial results are a direct product of your way of thinking about money.  While it’s tempting to jump right into strategies and products and investments, you’ll never outperform your mindset.  You are your greatest investment, therefore exponential results are…
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Just Take Action

Just Take Action – TMA 003

With naivety that makes me laugh now, after having my first child, I thought I’d have so much free time, why not start a business? As much courage as it takes to tell one’s story, it’s also tremendously freeing and empowering. I heard it said that the most important gift we can give is our…
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The Mindset Shift

The Mindset Shift – TMA 002

At 25 years old, Bruce had chest pains and thought he was having a heart attack.  The crisis caused him to face his own mortality.  He re-evaluated the nobility of hard work, pushing himself, and hustling. Bruce’s backstory highlights two strategic mindset shifts that have developed him into the person he is today. Because of…
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How The Money Advantage Began

How The Money Advantage Began – TMA 001

The Money Advantage was born out of unexpected collaboration in the most unlikely of circumstances. Three financial service professionals in an industry known for its undercurrent of competition, from across state lines, different companies, different levels of experience, and different generations. With the common ground of a desire to bring empowering education to business owners…
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