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Murphy’s Law – 209 DSR

February 28, 2016

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Pastor Ahyh shares with us how Murphy’s Law has been showing up in his life lately.

Just because someone is a pastor, teacher, and very conservative financially doesn’t mean things can’t go sideways. Pastor Ahyh echoes the sentiment that it happens to the best of us.

He’s recently seen radical changes in finance, job and personal life that would cause most people to question everything including their faith.

Resources:
The Calling – Pastor Ahyh

Get your mind straight. Get your money straight.

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Ode to Jim Thomas – DSR 202

November 14, 2015

Jim Thomas

This is a tribute to a broadcasting mentor of mine Jim Thomas.

He taught me about computers, microphones, voiceover, and so much more. Thank you Jim for sharing your experience with me and giving so freely.

Get Your Mind Straight. Get Your Money Straight.
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Thinking about asking the boss for more money on the job? Here’s a few things you might want to consider before having that conversation.

When should you ask?
Where do you ask?
What should you ask for?
Why should you ask?

Resources:
The Freedom Manifesto

Get Your Mind Straight. Get Your Money Straight.

Debt Shepherd 2015, All Rights Reserved.

Nick from AK

We talk to Nick from Alaska and ask him what it’s like recently out of The US Navy, going to college, and forging a path in this crazy economic terrain?

Interview Questions:

1) Who’s your biggest hero?
2) Why college?
3) What would you say to folks in their 20’s, thinking about going back to school?
4) What about someone in school thinking about quitting because a full time job seems more lucrative?
5) When do you think you’ll be making “enough” money?
6) Where do you want to be in 5 yrs?

Give us a call on our voicemail listener feedback line at 615-200-7189
or drop Greg an email at: greg [at] debtshepherd [dot] com

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What the hell

What if everything you’ve ever believed is less than what’s real? Less than what’s possible?

What if everything you’ve ever been taught is less than actuality?

When do you stop asking deeper questions of why you’re here?

Where did you come from? Where are you going? What if Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, The Pope, and Anton LaVey don’t get to come along for your ride?

What if true happiness is smack dab in the middle of bliss and depression? Do you have the balls to stay in balance between the two?

Closing thoughts:
Subtraction is far more powerful than addition.

Resources:
Your inner voice

Give us a call on our voicemail listener feedback line at 615-200-7189
or drop Greg an email at greg [at] debtshepherd [dot] com

142 DSR – Maggie’s Story

December 19, 2013 — 1 Comment

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We recently heard from a listener Maggie who had this, among other things, to say about her financial mindset:

“For me, I have no debt. I paid it off several years ago after a job loss meant that I was in danger of not making the payment on my mortgage. I thought I’d been smart in getting only 1/3 the house the bank said I could afford…but it still meant that my house was tied to my income….If I lose this job, I can live for over 10 years with what I have in the bank.”

We’d love to hear your story. Click the “Your Story” link at the top of this page and tell us about you.

Give us a call on our voicemail feedback hotline at 615-200-7189 or drop Greg an email at: greg [at] debtshepherd [dot] com

There is no need to copyright truth

Number

Reminder: Free Coaching – Accepting Entries thru Monday 11/25.

What’s your number?
DOB
Age
Grade in School
Hourly Rate of Pay
Bank Account
# of Kids. I’m the middle, first born etc.
Years on job
Age (again)

It’s all about measuring & comparing.
Physical objects vs People
Experiment for a day: remove numbers from your language.

Give us a call on our voicemail feedback hotline at 615-200-7189 or drop Greg an email at:
greg [at] debtshepherd [dot] com

There is no need to copyright truth

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Listener appreciation – John from NYC sent us an email.
Rebecca from Germany sent us an email and some voicemails.

Mortgages –

I owe $64k. Have ability to owe $54k now and $44k in a yr.
If we prepay principle balance we can be mortgage free in 3.5 yrs.
Wife will retire in 2-3 yrs.

Do we stay and pay down the mtg? or
Do we move and borrow $100 to $125k?

Here – clean, safe, quiet. Pmt less than $800/mo.
2 BR – 1.5 BA, 1,200 sq. ft. condo

There – clean, safe, quite. Pmt same
3 BR – 2 BA, 1,300 sq ft. / .50 acres, fenced yard, add 40 min. to work commute for a total of 1 hr. drive to work each day.

Give us a call on our voicemail feedback hotline at 615-200-7189 or drop Greg an email at:
greg [at] debtshepherd [dot] com

There is no need to copyright truth.