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Ep #170: Impact Financial Planning for Progressives - The Career of Zach Teutsch

9/19/2018
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Most people are very careful to keep politics out of their business in order to not offend or alienate potential clients. Zach Teutsch has found that his unapologetic political stance has actually helped his business. He discusses why he thinks his practice has grown due to his political views and why he decided to choose the controversial niche that he did. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://www.xyplanningnetwork.com/170

Duration:01:01:51

Ep #169: Building a $220k Revenue Business in 4 Years - The Career of Martin Lundgren

9/12/2018
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Entrepreneurs view risk differently and Martin Lundgren is the perfect example of this. We’ll chat about his career journey into financial consulting and eventually his own successful business. He talks about the unique challenges and risks involved as an immigrant and shares many tips on what to do (and not to do) when it comes to starting your own firm. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://www.xyplanningnetwork.com/169

Duration:01:07:33

Ep #168: How Deb Meyer Spent Three Months in Spain Running 2 Businesses with Her 3 Kids & Husband

9/5/2018
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Today I’m excited to have XYPN member Deb Meyer on the show. The founder of both WorthyNest and SV CPA Services, Deb started her career on the tax side of the business before eventually finding her way into financial planning. After working for a large family office firm, she realized that her passion wasn’t in working with super wealthy families and decided to switch gears. Deb launched WorthyNest two years ago, and her focus is now on working with Christian parents who share her values....

Duration:00:57:55

Ep #167: Integrating Cash Flow Planning Into Your Financial Planning Process - An Interview with Steve Crawford

8/29/2018
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Steve Crawford is a financial advisor, a coach to other financial advisors, and the founder of both Experience Wealth and XY Adviser in Australia. After working in the industry and realizing he wasn’t serving the client base he wanted to focus on, Steve started his own financial planning firm at what was probably the worst possible time to start a firm: 2008. Despite the timing—and despite committing four major don’ts with his own firm—Steve has been steadily growing his business and...

Duration:00:55:38

Ep #166: Integrating Tax Planning Into Your RIA - The Career of Eric Gabor

8/22/2018
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Today I'm excited to have XYPN Member Eric Gabor on the show! Eric has spent his entire career as a financial advisor, but he realized early on that he wanted to work with a different client base than the one most firms serve. After making the decision to leave a high-paying job to follow that desire, he ultimately launched his own firm, Eagle Grove Advisors, in 2016. In this episode, he shares the struggles he went through in his first year as an entrepreneur, dealing with very little...

Duration:00:57:09

Ep #165: Working with Victims of the CA Wildfires – The Career of Michael Anderson

8/15/2018
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The financial planning industry has mostly targeted the higher earners and often been less accessible for those that really need financial planning and advising services. Michael Anderson joins us to talk about how he is working on providing options for the lower income clients. He also discusses the importance of having a relationship with his clients and why he works so hard on communicating effectively in order to understand his clients’ needs and serve them in the best way. You can find...

Duration:00:51:21

Ep #164: Succeeding As a Dual Entrepreneur Household with Two Young Kids - The Career of Breanna Reish

8/8/2018
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Breanna Reish is the founder of Wealth of Confidence, a women's wealth firm that aims to transform the financial planning experience for women. After starting her career on the tax side of the business (and having to plan pregnancies around tax season), Breanna decided to leave and work for an RIA doing financial planning. Still finding herself unsettled, she ended up meeting a coach who helped her really understand the clients she wanted to serve and rediscover why she was in this...

Duration:01:04:42

Ep #163: Managing Astronomical Growth, Going From $30k to $330k of Annual Revenue in 12 months - The Career of Kyle Moore

8/1/2018
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My guest today has seen his firm through some of the most explosive growth we’ve seen on the podcast. Kyle Moore is the founder of the fee-only financial planning firm Quarry Hill Advisors, and his path into and through the industry is as surprising as it is inspiring. In this episode, Kyle shares how he went from traveling the country as a professional golfer to working as a financial advisor at a firm that saw its partners split up just nine months after he joined. Listen in to hear how...

Duration:01:04:53

Ep #162: Discovering Your Why and Becoming What You Were Meant To Be - The Career of Rianka Dorsainvil

7/25/2018
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Today’s guest is a thought leader in the financial industry who has been published in Black Enterprise, CNBC, Financial Advisor, ThinkAdvisor, MarketWatch, US News & World Report, Women’s Health, and many more. Rianka Dorsainvil is the founder of Your Greatest Contribution, as well as the creator and host of the 2050 Trailblazers podcast, which directly addresses the lack of diversity in the financial planning profession. A young minority female, Rianka offers a unique voice in the...

Duration:01:09:14

Ep #161: Launching a Business with a Wife That Was 36 Weeks Pregnant - The Career of Brad Sherman

7/18/2018
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Brad Sherman is the founder of Sherman Wealth Management, an independent fee-only financial planning and wealth management firm with $38 million in AUM. While Brad started his career on the mortgage side of the business and went through several job changes, he slowly made his way over to financial planning and ultimately made the decision to launch his own practice—while his wife was 36 weeks pregnant. In this episode, Brad shares how he built up his firm with a young baby at home, as well...

Duration:00:59:55

Ep #160: Getting Through The “What Did I Do” Phase of Entrepreneurship - A One Year Check-In with Ryan Frailich

7/11/2018
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Many listeners have requested that we bring back some of the interviews and see where their businesses are after a year. Today we get the chance to catch up with Ryan Frailich who has now been in business for about 18 months. He opens up about the changes, challenges and successes that he and his business has gone through over the past year since we last got a chance to chat. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here:http://www.xyplanningnetwork.com/160

Duration:01:04:18

Ep #159: From Orphan to RIA Firm Owner - How Chris Jackson Overcame All Odds to Find Success

7/4/2018
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When it comes to interesting stories, Chris Jackson certainly has one of those. He also has some great advice on how to use theatre skills to serve your clients better and have confidence in your meetings. Chris shares the crazy story about how he got into financial planning with almost no experience and why he stuck with it. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here:http://www.xyplanningnetwork.com/159

Duration:00:57:35

Ep #158: Helping Clients Live Their Life After Grief – The Career of Chris Dale

6/27/2018
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Dealing with clients who are grieving or going through a great loss requires a great deal of courage, compassion and wisdom. Chris Dale is an advisor and planner who has gone through significant loss and channeled that into a practice of his own that caters specifically to people going through a hard time. He has some extremely valuable advice and information for us that will shed some light on how to truly be what our clients need during their hard times. You can find show notes and more...

Duration:01:00:33

Ep #157: From Massage Therapy to Financial Planning, How to Build a Business That Works For You - The Career of Debbie Gallant

6/20/2018
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Many people are in search of a career that supports their lifestyle and feeds their passions. Debbie Gallant has done just that and is here on the show to share her journey with entrepreneurship and the various careers that brought her to the sweet spot where she is today. She offers some valuable advice on how to get started in financial planning, who to reach out to, where she would have done things differently and much more. You can find show notes and more information by clicking...

Duration:01:05:23

Ep #156: Bringing on a Partner to Accelerate Growth - The Careers of Jirayr Kembikian & Ryan Cole

6/13/2018
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There’s no right way to structure a partnership and this can make things confusing when building a business relationship between partners. Jirayr Kembikian and Ryan Cole have successfully navigated a 50/50 partnership and they’re here to share how they did it. This episode will be all about how they are building their growing business and how they use their different skills to benefit each other. You can find show notes and more information by clicking...

Duration:00:56:07

Ep #155: From the Wirehouse to RIA with a Break as a Marketing Consultant - The Career of Stephanie Sammons

6/6/2018
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You might know Stephanie Sammons as the founder of Wired Advisors, but as of last year, she’s also the founder of Sammons Wealth Management, a fee-only firm handling $7.5 million in assets. Now focused on high net worth clients in the LGBTQ community, Stephanie has overcome more than her fair share of struggles in the industry. In this episode, she opens up about the difficulties she faced being a gay woman in the advisory world, and ultimately how she has prevailed and continues to grow...

Duration:00:58:54

Ep #154: New Job, New Baby, New City: Starting a Firm in the Midst of Major Life Changes - The Career of Scott Snider

5/30/2018
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Today’s guest is XYPN member and founder of Mellen Money Management, Scott Snider. After starting his career on the sales side, briefly working at a bank, and finding his way to a wealth management firm, Scott ultimately decided to start his own firm—and did so while also dealing with moving across the country, his wife starting a new job, and having his first child. Though this path certainly isn’t for the faint of heart, it has worked out well for Scott and taught him some very important...

Duration:01:00:09

Ep #153: The Merging of Two Practices with Gabe Anderson & Scott Bell

5/23/2018
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Have you ever wondered about or considered teaming up with another advisor? If so, this episode is for you. Both Gabe Anderson and Scott Bell started their own practices and ended up merging their financial planning and investment businesses to create a business that provides a quality experience for all clients. They discuss the process of merging and where they want to go with their partnership. You can find show notes and more information by clicking...

Duration:01:08:29

Ep #152: Leveraging Their Passion for the Environment to Grow Their SRI Focused RIA - The Careers of Courtney & Morgan Randstrom

5/16/2018
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Today I’m excited to have siblings and XYPN members Courtney and Morgan Randstrom on the show! Co-founders of Trailhead Planners, the two have an interesting niche in working with clients who have a passion for their environmental footprint and want to build carbon-neutral portfolios. With complimenting skill sets—Morgan is more of the big-picture idea person and Courtney is the realist who focuses on the operations of the firm—the pair really works well together to provide real financial...

Duration:01:03:10

Ep #151: Becoming Financially Independent at 35 While Running an RIA – The Career of Kyle Mast

5/9/2018
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Kyle Mast joins us on the show to talk about his career journey that started in a family business through a succession plan and ended up with him owning his own RIA. He discusses the details of his business and the strategies he has used to build it successfully. Kyle talks about how he has hit a place he’s happy with and ready to pull back and spend more time with family. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here:http://www.xyplanningnetwork.com/151

Duration:01:00:13