29. What is Measured is Improved

"What is Measured is Improved," or "Mind your own Beeswax."

“What is Measured is Improved,” or “Mind your own Beeswax.”
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It’s Friday!  Let’s put the fun back in the fundamentals of finance!

  • Shout out to part of our Think Enriched Nation (TE Nation), Dave Lee, for giving some insight on how he Invests in Himself.
  • Do you know how the phrase, “Mind your own Beeswax,” actually came to be?  I’ll share the story with you and how it applies to financial wisdom.
  • I share how this summer we have been reminded that, “What is measured is improved,” and why tracking your money is key to making major strides in your financial situation.

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28. Josh Cook | Keep it Simple

Josh Cook, of Family Finance Works, shares his story on Think Enriched!

We look at:

  • Josh shares his story
  • The low feeling he experienced when making poor money choices
  • Kids bring an extra layer of financial accountability
  • Why he decided to get a blog out into the world (it wasn’t his choice)
  • Avoiding the “Squirrel Syndrome.”  Distractions are everywhere.
  • Saving is a discipline.
  • You’ve got to be future oriented to achieve your goals.
  • Find those people who help you improve your life.
  • You can improve the lives of those around you.  Build those friends up.  Serve others and build them up.
  • How they do The Family Budget.  The routine they use to incorporate the goals within the budget.
  • Pay the bills manually.  See the money go out.
  • “Make the spending hurt and the saving easy.”
  • Have a relationship with your money.  Watch the small things- they add up and can bite ya at month’s end.
  • He’s a spreadsheets guy with a less detail-oriented wife.  How does that work?
  • The toughest conversation to get going is a money conversation.
  • Don’t take it personally.  It’s teamwork situation.
  • “Small improvement is progress.”
  • “It takes time to build the discipline.”
  • A budget does not mean you’re being punished.
  • How an abundance mindset affects your budget.
  • Generosity is important to implement in the process.  Teaching the kids to give to others helps develop that abundance mindset.
  • Give children opportunity to decide how to use money.  Example:  Josh’s children’s success with a lemonade stand.   And what they did with the money they earned.
  • The blanket of negativity that holds you back.
  • How to become a more positive person.
  • Too many are hopeless with their finances.  How that person can get the perspective.
  • “Keep it simple.  Spend less than you make.  There’s always hope and help for you.”

Resources mentioned:

Questions?  Let’s talk:  amy@thinkenriched.com

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26. Scott & Alyssa Barlow | Make money, Build your Dream & Give value to others.

Scott & Alyssa Barlow | Make Money, Build Your Dream & Create Tremendous Value for Others.

Scott & Alyssa Barlow | Make Money, Build Your Dream & Create Tremendous Value for Others.

Scott Barlow and wife, Alyssa, creators of Happen to Your Career, share their real-life story of how they learned to manage money, paid off a tremendous amount of debt, and created a business helping others navigate their career path while being able to stay at home with their family.

This dynamic couple made me laugh, look deeper and enjoy our time together.  We cover:

  • High school sweethearts figured out money in the world.
  • Scott built his first business in college.
  • Their first career move and settled into the house, dream cars and then lost a job.
  • How they determined to get serious about finances.
  • Finding themselves in the “Bad Spot.”  And how he told her it was time to fix it.
  • The numbers were more surprising than they realized.
  • “Counting your debt in airline miles…” is not the best way to evaluate it.
  • It was not easy.
  • How they work as business team and still maintain marital bliss.
  • “I can create things that are valuable for other people…and make money!”
  • Asking for a raise is possible.
  • How do you take control of your income, your health, your life…?  They are all interrelated.
  • When they stopped moving up the career ladder and decided to make his business- to their business.
  • Working at their company, balancing the details with big picture perspective.
  • How to balance the business and their regular life.
  • Create value and create the life you want.
  • Chats over coffee offered value to others, that led to Scott’s business model.
  • How kids changed their perspective on money management, life, and overall goals for them.
  • Their business, “Happen to Your Career” can help you find your career path.
  • A bonus created just for Think Enriched listeners is found at:  http://happentoyourcareer.com/enriched

Links mentioned:

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20. The Board Meeting

The Board Meeting

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The First Board Meeting.

Meet the board:  Travis Scott, Gina Young, and Brian Lindner, sharing their thoughts and insights on money management strategies.

Today’s board covers:

  • How to start that first difficult conversation with your sweetheart about the finances.
    • Remember you’re on the same team.
    • Common goals build the conversation.
    • Talk about money styles before you think you need to.
  • How to get out of debt quickly.
    • Plan on what’s costing the most.  (Check interest rates.)
    • Slow down and figure out the best solution for you.
    • See the big picture.  Write it down. Create the plan of action.
    • Find the pain point to make it work.
  • How to earn more money quickly.
    • Ask for a raise.  I Will Teach You to Be Rich
    • Change your habits right now. Buy generic brands. Spend less.
    • Get organized on your finances today.  It will feel like earning more.
  • Your credit cards are changing in October.  Are you ready?
  • The challenge from the Board.  Use #IThinkEnriched to join in the challenge and share your results.

Marriage and Money: How to Make it Work

Marriage & Money:  How to Make it Work, with Brian Linder

Marriage & Money: How to Make it Work, with Brian Linder
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In this episode, we meet Brian Linder, an LCPC, that loves to help couples enrich their marriage.

Find Brian at MakeSomeWonderful

We discuss:

  • Money & dating: and why you should be honest about your finances before you’re married.
  • In marriage, why you should combine all your finances.
  • How to handle stressful conversations about money
  • Money fights usually aren’t about money + what they are really about.
  • How emotions are related to money.
  • How you can unknowingly erode the trust in your marriage with money.
  • The right way to communicate.
  • Why you should make communication a top priority.
  • Why you should be curious about your spouse.
  • The importance of goal setting and teamwork in your marriage.
  • An enriched life in Brian’s definition.

Talk about money and still keep your class

How to Talk about Money and Still Keep Your Class.

How to Talk about Money and Still Keep Your Class.
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Talking about money with friends, family and others can bring out the worst.

Don’t just give advice.

Do give solicited advice.

Don’t discuss numbers.

Do discuss strategies.

Don’t compare.

Do encourage.

(At a restaurant) Don’t talk about money in front of your server.

Do decide before you sit down how to split the bill.

Don’t brag about your success.

Do “Pull them into your journey…”

The bonus:

   LISTEN.  Listen more than you speak.  

E001 Welcome to Think Enriched

Welcome to Think Enriched! The show made for you.

Think Enriched with Amy Robles

Think Enriched with Amy Robles
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This the show you’ve been waiting for.  The show where we really look at how to manage your money and make it work for you.

We have interviews with experts ready to offer tips and strategies to make your money work for you.

We’ll learn from people who have made small changes that, over time added up to make a big impact.

We have our own board of directors with insights, different perspectives discussing money strategies, how communication affects our finances, and how to improve.

Subscribe in iTunes and leave a review.  You won’t miss an episode and we can share the show with even more people looking to learn more.

Now it’s your turn!  Post your questions directly from your computer and get them on the show!  We’ll do the research and find out the latest information on current topics.

Listen weekly, start thinking enriched and watch how your daily decisions make a powerful impact to your bottom line.