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123 - Near Misses, Actual Tragedies, & Disciplined Strategies, Part 1

1/1/2019
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Episode 123 - Near Misses, Actual Tragedies, & Disciplined Strategies, Part 1 In this episode of the Sound Financial Bites podcast, host Paul Adams & co-host Cory Shepherd begin a three-part series sharing true stories of near misses, actual tragedies, and disciplined strategies from their combined 30 years of experience. The case studies shared in this episode involve disability insurance, the power of cash flow, real estate decisions, making wise decisions in your white coat window,...

Duration:00:34:23

122 - Basics of Debt, Part 2: Dealing with Mortgages

12/20/2018
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Episode 122 - Basics of Debt, Part 2 - Dealing with Mortgages In this episode of the ​Sound Financial Bites podcast, host Paul Adams and co-host Cory Shepherd tell the tale of two sisters. One of them paying off her mortgage over 15 years, and the other over 30 years. Through this allegory, Cory and Paul discuss how to pay off your house in a manner that gives you the most freedom. Their conversation covers the basics of mortgage payment plans, the reason that banks benefit from the...

Duration:00:23:46

121 - Inbetweenisode: The Sky is Falling

12/14/2018
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In this episode of the ​Sound Financial Bites podcast, host Paul Adams and co-host Cory Shepherd talk about their investment philosophy with highly specific analytics to back up their claims. The conversation covers the history of the market, volatility, debunking financial industry myths, and the concrete evidence that an academically allocated & globally diversified portfolio provides the strongest and most reliable return over a longer period of time. For full show notes, including a...

Duration:00:32:58

120 - Basics of Debt

12/10/2018
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In this episode of the ​Sound Financial Bites podcast, host Paul Adams and co-host Cory Shepherd talk about the basics of debt and pull back the curtain of the automobile leasing industry to help you make wiser purchases for your long-term financial health. In this conversation, Cory breaks down the myth of a zero percent car loan and Paul explains the full disclosure of the 2019 BMW i8 car lease. For full show notes, including a FREE PDF of the transcription,...

Duration:00:27:56

119 - Invest Like a Nobel-Nerd

11/27/2018
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In this episode of the ​Sound Financial Bites podcast, Paul Adams and Cory Shepherd continue their series on maximizing the white coat window by discussing best practices in investing. Through their conversation, Paul and Cory debunk more myths of the financial advising industry. They talk about the three primary investment strategies, understanding the benefits of volatility, and how to structure your finances for long-term growth by annually rebalancing your investments. For full show...

Duration:00:30:36

118 - What You Don't Know... Is Hurting You

11/20/2018
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In this episode of the ​Sound Financial Bites podcast, Paul Adams and Cory Shepherd discuss how seeing the big picture of the financial industry can strengthen your resolve to persevere through short-term fluctuations and set you on the path to definite financial independence. Their conversation shares the not-so-secret motivations of financial institutions, debunks the myth of beating the market, and breaks down the world of mutual funds. For full show notes, including a FREE PDF of the...

Duration:00:34:02

117 - Stop Saving Money & Start Building Assets, Part 2

11/13/2018
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In this episode of the ​Sound Financial Bites ​podcast, Paul Adam’s sits down with co-host Cory Shepherd to continue the conversation on the importance of assets in achieving a work-optional lifestyle. Paul and Cory share a concise overview of season 4 for new listeners, talk about acquiring fun assets that still bolster wealth, and provide concrete advice about cash flow and the logistics of wealth-management. For full show notes and PDF of the full transcription,...

Duration:00:20:04

116 - Stop Saving Money & Start Building Assets, Part 1

11/6/2018
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In this episode of the Sound Financial Bites podcast, Paul Adam’s sits down with co-host Cory Shepherd to talk about the key to a work optional lifestyle: building assets. They share their philosophy of building assets and confront some of the unwise decisions that many Americans are making on their personal balance sheets. Through their conversation, Paul and Cory strive to make sure that you are taking care of your future self through the financial habits and practices that you live out...

Duration:00:21:05

115 - Protecting Your Window, Part 2

10/30/2018
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In this episode of the ​Sound Financial Bites ​podcast, Paul Adam’s sits down with co-host Cory Shepherd for part two of “Protecting Your Window.” They provide sound advice for maximizing the window of time around a significant income boost to protect you and your family and design and build a good life. Paul and Cory’s dialogue focuses on the value of disability insurance, how to effectively plan wills and trusts, and the tried-and-true benefits of saving cash. For full show notes,...

Duration:00:27:13

114 - Protecting Your Window, Part 1

10/23/2018
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In this episode of the ​Sound Financial Bites ​podcast, co-hosts Paul Adams and Cory Shepherd sit down to discuss how to make the wisest decisions towards long-term protection during your White Coat Window. Paul and Cory talk about common mistakes they have observed in insurance structures, talk about the protective benefits of umbrella insurance, and provide a formula for determining how much umbrella insurance you need to design and build a good life. For full show notes, including a...

Duration:00:27:33

113 - What is the White Coat Window?

10/16/2018
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In this episode, Paul Adam’s sits down with Cory Shepherd to introduce season four of the ​Sound Financial Bites podcast and to explain the White Coat Window. The White Coat Window refers to the period of time immediately after someone experiences a substantial increase in income, which leads to a series of critical financial decisions. Paul and Cory discuss how to navigate the White Coat Window to avoid financial ruin and strike the balance between increasing your quality of life and...

Duration:00:22:50

112 - Orchestrating Short, Mid, & Long-Term Buckets

10/9/2018
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In this episode, Paul dispels the myth of “finding balance” in life and gives practical advice on why and how to allocate money in short, mid, and long-term buckets. He talks about how to be more effective in reaching your life goals by designing disciplines that benefit multiple facets of your life. Towards the end, Paul explains the two primary methods for mid-term savings and shares a sneak peek about two upcoming books from him and Cory Shepherd. For full show notes, including a FREE...

Duration:00:21:12

111 - The Worst Case Scenario

10/2/2018
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In this episode, Paul sits down with an anonymous friend and client of Sound Financial Group who shares a series of traumatic experiences in 2016 which led to using his disability insurance. Paul and his friend share a somber conversation recalling these traumatic events and implore listeners to take a deeper look at their current disability insurance plans. For full show notes and to download a FREE copy of the transcript for this episode, visit:...

Duration:00:34:45

110 - Web Search vs. Research

9/25/2018
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In this episode, Paul sits down with Cory Shepherd to talk about the difference between shallow web search and deep research. We discuss the best practices for researching, analyzing, and taking action in important financial decisions. For full show notes and to download a FREE copy of the transcript for this episode, visit:http://www.sfgwa.com/blog/podcast-episode-110-web-search-vs-research This Material is Intended for General Public Use. By providing this material, we are not...

Duration:00:35:45

109 - Be Your Own Fiduciary

9/18/2018
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In this episode, Paul sits down with Cory Shepherd to talk about the essential need for everyone to be their own fiduciary. Paul and Cory delve into the various definitions of a fiduciary, talk about bias and conflicts of interest in financial advising, and provide a framework for choosing the right advisor and setting yourself up for healthy, long-term financial growth. For full show notes and to download a FREE copy of the transcript for this episode,...

Duration:00:34:15

108 - The Market Dropped!!!!!

9/11/2018
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In this episode, Paul discusses the key driving force motivating people to abandon a disciplined strategy of keeping portfolios, market volatility. We learn that volatility is a great asset for portfolios, as long as we are prepared for it in the ways Paul describes. We explore the last 40 years of market volatility and examine what it truly means to have a diversified portfolio, the benefits of being unswayed by news outlets, and the fact that downturns in the market are inevitable but not...

Duration:00:34:13

107 - Don't Just Save - Build a Wealth Coordination Account

9/3/2018
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In this episode, Paul discusses the wealth coordination account and its goal to build assets and eventually lead to financial independence. We learn about the three pillars that comprise the wealth coordination account and how it can lead to massive wealth accumulation over time. Paul touches on the misconceptions many people have about savings as well as the importance of focusing on wealth building rather than savings. He speaks to passive income and its critical role in building wealth...

Duration:00:31:52

106 - Profit First, Part 2 with Michael Michalowicz

8/27/2018
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Michael Michalowicz is the entrepreneur behind three multimillion-dollar companies, the author of Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan, and six other books. Soon, Michael will be releasing his newest book, Clockwork, on August 26. Michael was a former business journalist for The Wall Street Journal and a former business makeover specialist on MSNBC. He also runs his own podcast, The Profit First Podcast. Today, he travels the world as an entrepreneurial advocate helping people take the challenges...

Duration:00:22:10

105 - Profit First, Part 1 with Michael Michalowicz

8/20/2018
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Michael Michalowicz is the entrepreneur behind three multi-million dollar companies, the author of Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan, and six other books. Soon, Michael will be releasing his newest book, Clockwork, on August 26. Michael was a former business journalist for The Wall Street Journal and a former business makeover specialist on MSNBC. He also runs his own podcast, The Profit First Podcast. Today, he travels the world as an entrepreneurial advocate helping people make sure they take...

Duration:00:31:56

104 - The Siren's Song of More

8/14/2018
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In this episode, Paul speaks about the kinds of external pressures that push in on entrepreneurs that make them think they’re being as successful as they can be with their money, even though they may not be doing the right things that lead to long-term financial well being in their personal balance sheet. He explores what things business owners have been taught and are attracted by. He also encourages you to listen in this episode for things that may resonate with you, such as things that...

Duration:00:21:23