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68: What You Need to Know for 2019 Taxes

Tax Season Ain't Over: What You Need to Know for 2019 Taxes Now that April 15 has passed, you’re probably over the idea of taxes. But taxes aren’t just something you should think about when it comes time to file, especially if you’re a business owner or entrepreneur. You should have some passing knowledge of taxes, new changes that affect your business, and how to leverage that knowledge so you don’t pay more than you have to. This week on Worth It, Dustin and Danielle are giving you a...


67: Investing vs. Spending: Mindset and Differences

When it comes to spending money, it’s easy to see everything as an expense. Taxes cut out of your take-home pay, your car’s tires eat into savings, and groceries just keep getting more expensive. But what you spend your money on can be more than just outgoing expenses; it can actually be seen as investments in yourself, your future, your business, and those around you. On the Worth It podcast, Dustin and Danielle are discussing the investing vs. spending mindset and how it can be beneficial...


66: Your Business Runs on Liquidity (So Should You)

The most liquid asset is cash, but what about other assets? And what does liquidity mean? On the Worth It podcast, we dive deep on what liquidity is (and is not) and what it can do for your finances. --- Which is easier to drink when you’re thirsty: a block of ice or cold water straight from the tap? The tap water, right? It makes sense in this context, but many people — especially business owners — have a hard time understanding how this applies to their assets. Liquid assets are the...


65: Self Employment + Retirement: Life in Retirement

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “retirement”? For some, it conjures up images of golf courses, RVs, and days spent measuring blades of grass. And for many people, especially those from younger generations, those images are enough to keep them working forever. But Dustin and Danielle don’t think retirement has to be like that. In fact, on this week’s episode of Worth It, they’re asking listeners to reframe their definition of retirement altogether. Then, once you...


64: Entrepreneurship & Employment Are Not Enemies with Dannie Fountain

This week on Worth It, we have a very special guest. Dannie Fountain is a business strategist and marketing expert who helps creative entrepreneurs grow their businesses. She’s also written four books, travels the world for speaking engagements… and works at Google. And she’s also only 25. For real. Dustin and Danielle were so honored and excited to chat with Dannie about her journey through entrepreneurship and “traditional” employment in this episode. In this episode, they talk about how...


63: Self Employment + Retirement: Work-Optional Lifestyles

Not everyone dreams of retirement and retirement means something to different to today’s generation — especially if you’re an entrepreneur or business owner. But even if you don’t plan on calling it quits permanently one day so you can hang out with your grandkids or curse at your neighbors for walking on your lawn, you might want to have some money in the bank. Why? So you can do whatever the hell you want, that’s why. This week on Worth It, Dustin and Danielle are digging into what it...


62: Self Employment + Retirement: Saving Options

This week on Worth It, Dustin and Danielle are kicking off a new series called “Self Employment + Retirement.” Over the next three weeks, they’ll be talking about everything entrepreneurs and self-employed people need to know about retirement, from savings to a work-optional lifestyle to what to expect when you retire. First, though, they’re talking about the different retirement savings options you have when you work for yourself — and they break each one down to determine which is best...


61: Sorry, Multiple Businesses Don't Count as Diversification

If you’re a die-hard entrepreneur, you’re made to build, launch, and profit from the businesses you’ve thought up. And thanks to those businesses, you’re able to afford the life you want to live and do what you’re good at each day. But as you probably know, maintaining and running those businesses is hard work. When you stop working or clients dry up, those businesses can be a serious risk to your financial wellbeing. In this week’s episode of Worth It, Dustin and Danielle are shedding a...


60: All About Debt: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Do you hear the word “debt” and instantly think of it as shameful, bad, or even scary? If so, you’re not alone. According to the latest statistics, the average American household has $135,768 in debt — including mortgages, student loans, car loans, and credit card debt. On top of that, 7 out of 10 people say that debt is necessary in their lives, but they wish they didn’t have it. Most of us have debt, so why is it something that we want to get rid of (or feel ashamed to talk about)? This...


59: How to Stay in Love With Your Business

When you first started out in your business, you were probably so excited to get to work each morning, to see the ball start rolling and to watch the progress you were making. In that “honeymoon phase” of business-building, it’s so easy to love your business and feel fulfilled in your work. But what happens when that initial excitement wears off? And what happens if you find yourself doing things you don’t necessarily love, but that keep the business moving (at least a little)? It’s hard to...


58: How To Move Forward Despite Your Fear

In this week’s episode of Worth It, we’re talking all about fears. Fear is a normal (and necessary) human emotion, but it can often stop us from doing what we want in life. That also applies to investing and growing our wealth. Fear surrounding money is so common that it’s a major part of our work as CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals. That’s why we’re breaking down some of the most common fears when it comes to money… and how you can move forward despite your fear. Here’s what...


57: Why Your Money Needs Direction

Managing your money is a little bit like going camping or hiking. You spend a lot of time preparing and packing for the journey and then you’re off, ready to see where the road takes you. But what happens when you forget your map? And what happens when you don’t plan out where you’re going? Starting off without a direction can feel exciting, but it can also prevent you from seeing (and doing) everything you want. The same goes for your money. If you don’t have a direction for your money,...


56: How to Let Go (So You Can Level Up)

Are you guilty of holding on to things just a little too long? We’re not just talking about those jeans from high school — we’re talking about the big stuff: Jobs, negative relationships, and even other people’s expectations of you. Maybe even your expectations of yourself. We all want to level up in some way, whether that means taking on a side hustle so you can build your empire, hiring on an assistant, or finally getting coaching for that big scary dream you’ve got. But we’ve all got...


55: From Building A Can’t-Live-Without SaaS Business From The Ground Up to Planning Global Impact with Jesse Patel

On this episode of Worth It, Dustin R. Granger, CFPⓇ and I interview Jesse Patel, the cofounder of Workflowy, the fastest, most flexible list maker on the planet and one of our absolute favorite tools for business and at home. We discuss how this simple, but powerful tool has changed our lives and his. We dig into his journey from working a typical 9-5 job, to joining an incubator, to creating the ultimate list-making program, where you can shift focus from the big picture to minute details...


54: When to Consider Hiring an Executive Coach, with Kevin Wilkins

Have you ever thought of hiring an executive coach? Are you curious to find out more about what an executive coach does and how they can help you? Kevin Wilkins is the founder of Trepwise, a New Orleans based growth consulting firm that offers executive coaching to businesses, nonprofits, and individuals across all sectors of life. Kevin teaches us how to choose a coach, what questions to ask, and when is the best time to think about hiring an executive coach. Learn all about how you can...


53: How to Start a Life Tax Fund

Are you one of the ⅔ of Americans that can’t cover the costs of a $1000 emergency? That is such a scary number, but it’s not surprising given that half of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. To add insult to injury most of us are living above our means. There is a constant pressure in our society to live beyond our means. From advertising to social media to simply talking with friends and neighbors we feel a constant pressure to keep up with everyone else. But if you don’t start saving...


52: How to Live Life in Slow Motion

Have you ever wanted to live your life in slow motion? We all experience those times where we wish we could slow down, but they seem to just zip by. Dustin has been reading about how to make the most of life and he has several tips to share on how to slow down and make the most of the time we have. Worth It is the podcast that helps you dream, plan, and live your ideal life and on this episode, we’re focusing on helping you live your ideal life. If you have always wanted to learn how to make...


51: How to Know Your Worth and Charge It

Many purpose-driven professionals and creative entrepreneurs have a hard time knowing their worth and even harder time charging it. There are some that even feel weird simply charging others for their work. So many of us struggle with imposter syndrome that we don’t really value ourselves and what we do. Even though we love what you do we still need to be able to make a living. On this episode of Worth It, Dustin and I are here to inform you why it is so important to know your worth and...


50: When to Hire a CFO and Scale Your Business, with Tyler J. McCall

Tyler J. McCall is a marketing strategist and coach for creative entrepreneurs. He specializes in Instagram marketing and is an expert at converting followers to fans. Tyler teaches his students how to make an impact and grow business with Instagram by using it in a genuine and intentional way. Tyler’s business has grown exponentially over the past year and in this episode, he opens up about when he realized he needed help and decided to hire a CFO. Listen to episode 50 of Worth It to hear...


49: Clothes Through an Investment Lens

Men’s style can be confusing these days with skinny jeans and bow ties being all the rage. But dressing for success is as important as ever. Ensuring that your wardrobe lasts more than just a season and that you look great for every occasion doesn’t have to be a burden. If you look at clothing through an investment lens and remember 3 easy tips you can create a signature look that will stand the test of time. Are you ready to discover 3 ways that you can make an investment in yourself...