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Everything’s bigger and better in Texas? Live from Houston with True stories about Real People and how they make a difference in their business, in their community, and in their families. Made in Texas is sponsored by Family Wealth Builder of Houston and hosted by Certified Financial Planner™ professional Jim Munchbach. With true stories about real people in and around the great state of Texas Jim brings a different perspective to money, life, and business. Houston is a great place to raise a family, launch a business, and make a difference. Made in Texas is 100% Live from Houston, Texas. What’s Your Story? Get Your Story On #MadeInTexas! Visit PodcastHouston.com today!

Everything’s bigger and better in Texas? Live from Houston with True stories about Real People and how they make a difference in their business, in their community, and in their families. Made in Texas is sponsored by Family Wealth Builder of Houston and hosted by Certified Financial Planner™ professional Jim Munchbach. With true stories about real people in and around the great state of Texas Jim brings a different perspective to money, life, and business. Houston is a great place to raise a family, launch a business, and make a difference. Made in Texas is 100% Live from Houston, Texas. What’s Your Story? Get Your Story On #MadeInTexas! Visit PodcastHouston.com today!
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Everything’s bigger and better in Texas? Live from Houston with True stories about Real People and how they make a difference in their business, in their community, and in their families. Made in Texas is sponsored by Family Wealth Builder of Houston and hosted by Certified Financial Planner™ professional Jim Munchbach. With true stories about real people in and around the great state of Texas Jim brings a different perspective to money, life, and business. Houston is a great place to raise a family, launch a business, and make a difference. Made in Texas is 100% Live from Houston, Texas. What’s Your Story? Get Your Story On #MadeInTexas! Visit PodcastHouston.com today!

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Episodes

Day 22 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count

1/8/2019
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Courage “Each of us literally chooses, by his way of attending to things, what sort of universe he shall appear to himself to inhabit.” - William James Courage isn’t the absence of fear; it’s taking action in spite of our fear. Let’s face it—life is complex, and nothing is assured. There are no sure-fire investments, and no one can guarantee tomorrow for any of us. People who demand guarantees are often paralyzed because they are afraid to take any risks, but life is full of risks. We...

Duration:00:11:32

Day 21 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count

1/8/2019
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Hope Day 21 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” - Albert Einstein Genuine hope can be a slippery and elusive thing. Some people have been hurt or they’ve failed badly in the past, and they have given up all hope, but on the other end of the scale, some divorce hope from reality and believe that things will somehow magically work out without having to deal with the painful truth. True hope blends a rigorous grasp of reality...

Duration:00:13:53

Day 20 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count

1/1/2019
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Steps of Change “Someday soon we'll stop to ponder what on earth's this spell we're under? We made the grade and still we wonder who the hell we are.” - Styx, The Grand Illusion I hope you’ve already taken some steps forward to identify your purpose and connect your resources to what matters most, but in case you need a bit more encouragement, I want to offer some perspectives that may help. As I’ve thought about my own struggles and the struggles of friends and clients, I’ve noticed...

Duration:00:14:31

Day 19 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count

12/31/2018
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No vision for the future “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.” - Victor Hugo I’ve known some people who were so absorbed in having fun today that they don’t think beyond the next party, the next cruise, or the next ski trip. They want all they can get, and they want it now. To them, money is only valuable if it meets their immediate desires. I’ve known a few of these people who lied, stole, and cheated to get what they want. Sure, we can all find excuses to explain why we...

Duration:00:14:10

Day 18 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count

12/30/2018
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Why No Change? “A prudent question is one half of wisdom.” - Francis Bacon Why do some people recognize their choices and make decisions that enhance their lives, but others fail to see choices, or see them and fail to act? There may be many different reasons, but I want to highlight a few. Lack of information I’ve talked to a lot of people of all ages who simply didn’t have any background in financial issues, so they weren’t aware of their options in managing their money. Some of...

Duration:00:16:45

Day 17 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count

12/29/2018
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Critical Moments “The best way out is always through.” - Robert Frost Earlier, we identified four types of people and how they manage money. People in each category come to a moment of choice when they either move forward or stay stuck in a rut. Many people who are buried in debt have continued to make poor decisions because they don’t want to face painful realities. Robert and Joyce had made countless bad decisions over the years, and now in their 50s, they found themselves with a...

Duration:00:13:18

Day 16 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count

12/23/2018
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Day 16 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count Re-Think About Your Money 18:24 “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” - Aristotle 1. On a scale of 0 (nada) to 10 (the max), rate your need to address each of these small steps in your life. (Each of these is independent, so you don’t have to rank them in order. Each can be any number that fits.) —The magic of compound interest —Risk early, not late —The perfect investment —Don’t handcuff your...

Duration:00:12:14

Day 15 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count

12/21/2018
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A Wise Man Has a Clear Plan “To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.” - Confucius The wisest man on earth had a lot to say about financial planning. Even a casual reading of the Proverbs shows us that Solomon understood the importance of having a clear, intentional plan for handling...

Duration:00:15:49

Day 14 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count

12/20/2018
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Weed-Eaters and Gyroscopes I stopped believing in Santa Claus when my mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph. - Shirley Temple You and I live all day, every day in the culture of self-indulgence. If we’re aware of it, we can do something about it. From my own experience, I’ve learned that living a life without a transcendent purpose is a dead end street. Santa Claus isn’t going to bail us out, and there’s much more to life than barely making it...

Duration:00:14:22

Day 13 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count

12/19/2018
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Purpose and Contentment “Money often costs too much.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson People who are full of purpose and contentment arrived at their tipping point years before. Some had been taught valuable lessons when they were kids, and they made good choices early in their lives. Many others, though, lived for years deeply in debt, barely in the black, or fairly wealthy but without a sense of purpose. At some point, however, they realized that money, stuff, and hard work are all valuable up...

Duration:00:10:48

Day 12 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count

12/18/2018
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Tipping Point "Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed." - Mohandas K. Gandhi Several years ago, I was the classic example of a wealthy American who was always worried about getting more and keeping what I had. I had devoted my life to being a successful businessman, and I made a lot of money, but I felt strangely empty. One summer, I went with my son Brandon and our church on a mission trip to Haiti to build...

Duration:00:14:07

Day 11 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count

12/17/2018
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Two for One “There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community.” - M. Scott Peck When Connie and I were poor, we sometimes went to nice restaurants and bought two meals. We seldom could eat everything on our plates (well, Connie couldn’t), but that, we were sure, was the price of going out to eat. Somewhere along the way, however, we realized that portions were so big that we...

Duration:00:12:56

Day 10 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count

12/16/2018
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Dress for Success “The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” - M. Scott Peck My wife Connie is a smart shopper. We live on a budget, and part of that budget is her clothes allowance. Long ago, she found a way to beat the system. She realized...

Duration:00:11:11

Day 9 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count

12/15/2018
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Give Kids Choices “Without some goal and some effort to reach it, no one can live.” - Fyodor Dostoyevsky Since we’re talking about children, Buck and Jeeta are friends who taught their son Todd valuable lessons about money by giving him simple, meaningful choices. When they went out to eat as a family and the waiter asked for their drink order, they asked Todd, “Do you want a Coke, or do you want a dollar?” Jeeta told me, “Todd’s pretty smart. He picked the dollar every...

Duration:00:11:36

Day 8 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count

12/14/2018
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Day 8 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count Don’t Handcuff Your Kids with Handouts "One must work and dare if one really wants to live." - Vincent van Gogh We love our children, and we want to show it. Some of us show it by giving them lots of money, but the effects can be quite the opposite of our intentions. Instead of providing wings for them to fly, those funds handcuff them to the ground. Not all gifts of money shackle our children. We can use gifts of money to stimulate...

Duration:00:21:35

Day 7 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count

12/13/2018
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Risk Early, Not Late "The time to relax is -- when you don't have time for it." - Sydney J. Harris Some people who come to see me are in their 50s, and they are desperate to make as much money in a few years before they hope to retire. They want me to put their money into high risk, and hopefully high yield, investments. A better way to look at it is to realize that higher risks make sense only for the long haul. Historically, the market has trended up over long periods of time, but...

Duration:00:15:12

Family Stories a Gift to Share

12/13/2018
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Family Stories are for Sharing Your family stories are unique and precious, and they can be used to shape your family culture and help to build a lasting legacy for the next generation. With the holidays approaching, family stories may be one of the most lasting gifts you could ever give away. If your family has the opportunity to gather together this holiday season, consider a few key ideas for sharing your family stories. What’s your first memories of Christmas? What was your favorite...

Duration:00:13:43

Day 6 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count

12/12/2018
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Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow. ...from "The Matchmaker" - Thornton Wilder You can calculate the number of years it will take to double your money by using “The Rule of 72.” Simply divide the interest rate into 72, and the answer is the number of years for your investment to double. This works, of course, no matter how much money is invested, but it doesn’t take taxes into consideration. For example, if you have...

Duration:00:11:54

Day 5 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count

12/11/2018
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The Magic of Compound Interest Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. - Woody Allen The impact of compound interest is perhaps the most significant factor in accumulating wealth. It doesn’t take a genius to understand it and use it. For instance, if a 20 year old puts $2000 a year for only 10 years into an IRA at 8% and never puts another dime into it, he’ll have over $1 million when he’s 65. But if his buddy waits until he’s 30 to begin and continues to put...

Duration:00:12:02

Day 4 of 40 Days to Make Your Money Count

12/10/2018
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Small Steps, Big Payoffs “I've spent $40,000 on shoes, and I have no place to live!? I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes!” —Carrie, Sex and the City, “Ring a Ding Ding, What's It All Worth?” In the last episode, we looked at seven important components of a financial strategy, but now we want to turn to some principles and practices that have caused a lot of people to say, “Wow! That’s incredible!” When we realize the implications of our decisions, we’ll see that these...

Duration:00:26:04