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386: Listener Q: How Many Investment Books to Read Before Investing

Learn what investment books I recommend and also what I recommend before investing, in addition to reading.


385: Real Estate Investing and Interest Rate Cycles

Learn how to use cycles to determine when to be more cautious with investment real estate and protect your wealth. Interest rates indicate a slowing economy. This podcast talks about how to use interest rates when investing in real estate and how to protect your wealth.


384: 3 Ways to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed

Learn 3 things to do to stop feeling overwhelmed. Overwhelm can slow us down, keep us from achieving goals and slow down our wealth building. Here are 3 things to do to get out of feeling overwhelmed.


383: How to Determine Which Debt to Pay Off First

Learn which debt to pay off first and how to decide. This is a listener question about paying off a real estate loan on rental real estate. I show you how to determine which debt to pay off first and how to think through the rationale.


382: Cash for Emergencies - Part 2

Learn a true story about how cash on hand saved a family.


381: 5 Tips for Emergency Cash Management

Learn 5 tips for emergency cash management. Yesterday, one of my Be Wealthy & Smart VIP Experience members mentioned that her bank had experienced a DDOS computer attack and that the ATM machines were not working. Here’s what she said: Hey Linda! If you weren’t aware, a “technical issue” took down almost all of XYZ bank yesterday. More than 24 hours later, they’re still only partially back up. Millions of customers (me included) have been unable to access their accounts. Debit and...


380: 6 Tips to Paying Your Bills on Time and Avoiding Late Fees

Learn how to keep track of your bills so you never have to pay a late fee. I recently saw a statistic that was startling to me: 23% of people pay bills late and have to pay late fees because they are unable to find their bills Wow! 23% is a lot of people. That’s millions of people! They can’t find their bills? Are they losing them in their inbox or in the mail? It’s easy to lose electronic bills, I can understand that, but it’s a bit harder to lose a hard copy. Think of the late...


379: How Positive Thinking Helps You Get Rich

Learn why positive thinking helps your wealth building. I’ve always said creating a wealthy mindset and how you think is so important to your wealth building. As you know, it’s Step One of the 6 Steps to Wealth. Recently a study was done with children about whether thinking positively affected them. Here is the article: So we know positivity will impact your success. It’s like you are...


378: 10 Things to Know About the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018.

Learn the 10 things you should know about the tax act. This comes to us from This podcast clears up misnomers about the tax act. A copy of the article is posted on my website at See podcast #378. Get "11 Quick Financial Tips to Boost Your Wealth" and subscribe to my weekly newsletter with wealth building tips at


377: 3 Savvy Tips for Dumping Debt

Learn 3 savvy things to do to get rid of debt. I've also included my favorite way to save thousands of dollars in interest.


376: One Thing You Must Do Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018

Learn one crucial thing for you to review under the new tax act. In this podcast I review some changes made under the new legislation and the one thing you must do to be smart with your money. A link to the article is on my website at


375: How to Begin Investing and Have the Right Investor Mindset

Learn how and where to begin investing and why it shouldn't be with individual stocks. This is a listener question from Instagram. She said, "I'm listening to all the podcasts, reading all recommended books (and then some) but I get stuck with hoarding knowledge/questions and not actually taking action. Still trying to figure out how to read charts, prospectuses, where do I go for p/e ratios, and what are all those other #'s and %'s, etc.? There's the investor part of this question and...


374: What's Causing Stock Market Volatility and When Will it End?

Learn the causes of the stock market's wild swings and how to know when the bull market will resume. What is causing the swings in the stock market? Why have we gone from low volatility to high volatility? How will you know when it is over? I share with you details from one of my Be Wealthy & Smart VIP Experience webinars. It's my investing inner circle just for members. I go in depth about: What the market is telling us about volatility going forward. What is causing the stock...


373b: 5 Ways to Handle Volatility

Learn what to do when the stock market is volatile. The stock market pulled back 1600 points in one day. A new record. I saw one TV reporter make a big deal of a 500 pt drop because that’s what happened in the crash of 1987. Percentage-wise that was a 22% decline vs. a few percent. Yesterday the Dow dropped 567 then gained 567. Don’t pay attention to the number of points it moves, pay attention to percentages. Now that the Dow is so much higher at 25,000, it would take a drop of 5,500...


372: What's the Quickest Way to Become a Millionaire?

Learn how to shorten the path to wealth. It's listener question Friday! Yesterday a listener asked me what was the quickest way to become a millionaire? Although getting rich quick is not recommended because it’s usually accompanied by high risk of loss, I want to talk about something related to it that is important for you to know. First, let’s talk about what creates wealth? When creating wealth, the one thing that matters the most is the rate at which you compound money. It’s not...


371: 2 Actions of Wealthy Investors

Learn 2 things wealthy investors believe about working with financial advisors. This comes from a Spectrem Group survey. The survey graphics are posted on my website at While you're there, get "11 Quick Financial Tips to Boost Your Wealth." Subscribe to the podcast to get updated when new shows are uploaded!


370: How To Find Free Money for Your Retirement

Learn one way you may be missing out on free money that could add up to $100k or more to your retirement plan. This is an article from The link to the article is here: This episode is sponsored by Betterment: Did you know Betterment is the largest independent online financial advisor with more than $10 billion in assets under management with more than 300,000 customers? Their...


369: Why Wealth is a Matter of Making the Right Decisions

Learn why wealth building is about making good decisions. An example is the popular trend of buying subscription boxes which could be usurping your future wealth. Find out why $1,000,000 could be the opportunity cost. Be Wealthy & Smart has over 1.2 million downloads. Subscribe and don't miss a single episode! Get easy wealth tips at


368: Determining if a Financial Advisor is a Good Fit For You With Joe Saul-Sehy

Learn if a Financial Advisor is a good fit for you and what the signs are to look for with Joe Saul-Sehy of the Stacking Benjamins podcast. In this episode, I interview Joe Saul-Sehy. He's also my co-host (along with Miranda Marquit and Doug Goldstein) on the Money Tree Investing podcast. Joe and I talk about what makes a good Financial Advisor and when to cut them loose. Did you know Betterment is the largest independent online financial advisor with more than $10 billion in assets...


367: Increase Your Credit Score From Great to Perfect

Learn how the tweak made in a prior podcast moved my credit score from 817 to a perfect 850. This is part two of a podcast I did about investigating a 30 point drop in my credit score, even though I pay it off every month. I made a tweak in podcast number 251 and I share the results with you on this podcast. Even if you pay your bills off every month and don't carry a balance on your credit cards, there's one thing that might be impacting your credit negatively. I fixed it in podcast...


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