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We ask Charlene, a single mother of 2 from NC, the following:

1) What is your biggest financial fear?
2) If you could go back to being 18 yrs. old, what would you change financially speaking?
3) If someone is choosing between paying a bill or tithing to their church, what should they choose?
4) Any financial advice for the ladies?

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I’m talking to Bertil from Sweden. A man who has practiced the art of sensory deprivation since the mid 1980’s. His tool of choice? A float tank.

1) What is floating?

2) I’ve heard there’s more than one way to float.  Please explain.

3) John Lilly, the float tank’s inventor, said floating could possibly become a “crutch program.”  In your opinion, what did he mean?

4) If we are the observer of our thoughts, what IS thought?

5) What is language as virus?

Resources:
pantarei-floating
FloatNashville
float conference

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What if you had a $300/week restaurant habit? Brad shares with us an area of spending he wants to cut back on.

We discuss:
– Admitting we have a desire to change our finances.
– Compartmentalizing areas of our lives and how it hurts us.
– Helping other people. The importance of service work.

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Secret Shade

Secret Shade – All Spirit, No Fluff. We spend an hour with Matt from Indonesia. He shares with us how he lives his life on purpose to create more freedom from societal norms.

Matt says:
“I’m trying to craft the sort of lifestyle that involves freedom of many kinds – financial, geographical, psychological etc.”

He mentions the pain of a 5 day work week. And….he did something about it.

We talk about:
Pain is inevitable, suffering optional
Float tanks
Meditation
Spiritual work using non-mainstream methods
Living on purpose
Taking risks/going with the flow

On duality and embracing suffering:
Matt reminds us we’re stardust. And stardust is the result of a violent, cosmic dying process. It’s OK to experience pain. It’s part of life.

Matt can be found on his blog:
Secret Shade

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Debt Shepherd 2014, All Rights Reserved

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Neil Smith

Neil Smith
Original Artist, Session Musician, Custom Client Productions

Self employment –

How Neil got started.
What do you do when rent/mortgage is due and cash flow is low?
Invented a game to help motivate he and his wife to pay off credit card debt.

Do what you love, the money will show up?
Would you go back to working for someone else?
If music weren’t in the picture how would you be?

Resources:
neil-smith.com
undercountry.com
nashvoice.com

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life is short
Life is short, you only live once. Why not live free?

“Plastic has wings to fly out of wallets and purses and mannequins in a store front window get more looks than artwork in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” – John from NYC

Consume – to use up or destroy as in fire. Cancer.

Q: If you could change one thing about money, what would it be?
A: Eliminate interest charged in lending.

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In this 103rd episode about personal finance, I talk to Rebecca from Germany. She shares her insight about debt elimination and what it’s like in Germany compared to The United States.

Interview questions:

Who is Rebecca?  Tell me about yourself.

What got you interested in learning more about finances?

When did you decide to make changes?

Where do you see yourself financially in 5-10 years?

Why do you think so few Germans understand personal finance?

Resources:
coursera.org – Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning
Dave Ramsey

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In this 102nd episode about Spirituality & Money I spend time with author, educator, and philosopher Ahyh. You can find him and his latest book at The Future Testament

Spirituality & Money interview content:

How are they connected?

Is there a difference between spirituality & money?

The 4 main areas of life: Money / Pleasure / Service / God

When do you think people will start waking up?

Where will people turn when times get hard?

Who will be the new sage(s) of the age?

Quote from The Future Testament.net:
“It boils down to this:  Our ideas are too small.  In the 21st century, it is time to have our religious ideas take a quantum leap into the present, just like our understandings of biology, chemistry and physics have grown so astronomically in the last few years.”

Resources:
The Future Testament

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