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September 12, 2019 66 min

Heavyweight Boxer, Physicist, and Twitter guru Ed Latimore talks about authenticity and how to grow your Twitter following.

Then Ed gives his lightning round answers to popular personal finance questions:

(1) Your home: Buy or rent?
(2) College: Is it worth it?
(3) Retirement: What's your plan?
(4) Legacy: What do you want to leave behind, and to whom?
(5) Crypto: Buy or scam?

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September 10, 2019 9 min

With the wrong realtor, you overpay for your house, choose the wrong neighborhood, and are generally stressed out. Let’s avoid that, yes?

Today we’ll review 6 questions you should ask when choosing your realtor:

  • How did you get into real estate?
  • What’s your average number of active clients?
  • What is your ratio of buyers to sellers?
  • Tell me about your team
  • What area do you cover?
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    Let's learn how to unlock your learning potential from Stanford Math Education professor Jo Boaler.

    We discuss:
    (1) Jo’s 6 Keys to a Limitless Mind
    (2) Implementability
    (3) Costs
    (4) and Jo's take on Gifted & Talented programs

    Get Jo's book "Limitless Mind" at https://amzn.to/2ZFXJN9

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    September 3, 2019 13 min

    How many decisions do you make every day? Probably a lot more than you think (we average 300+ per day!)

    Most of us make too many decisions each day, which actually makes us dumber!

    Today I’ll talk about:
    (1) Why to make fewer decisions
    (2) Only make decisions that actually matter
    (4) Routines, automate, heuristics
    (5) How to make Important decisions

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    When someone dies, there’s a lot going on. So it’s not really one person in charge, but possibly several different folks in charge of different things. We’ll talk about all those roles, so you know what to expect and how to plan.

    Today we’ll describe a few folks “in charge”:

  • Next-of-kin
  • Burial agent
  • Trustee
  • Executor
  • Administrator
  • The State
  • Lastly, I’ll the often-forg... Read more

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    August 27, 2019 9 min

    Want to succeed? Give away free money.

    Giving away free money seems to generate lots of positive attention, good will, and lead to success.

    Today we’ll discuss:

  • Oprah
  • The Freedom Dividend
  • Mr. Beast
  • And lastly, I’ll talk about how one man (@pulte) is harnessing the positive energy from giving away free money for philanthropy.... Read more

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    We’re explaining a common situation for our probate clients. This will save you a phone call or some emails with us or your lawyer.

    For everyone else, this gives you a little window into the probate process for your own estate planning

    We'll cover:

  • What does “expired letters” mean?
  • Examples of when you’ll run into this
  • How to get “fresh” letters
  • Why do letters expire?
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    August 20, 2019 15 min

    This is a free, easy solution to improve your sleep, happiness, and overall health.

    No, I’m not exaggerating. That’s how much avoiding bad news improves your health.

    Today we’ll discuss:

  • Why it’s bad for you
  • Worst types of bad news
  • What to do, generally
  • How to consume news media
  • How to do social media
  • And lastly, I’ll share the most ruthless step to stop bad news.

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    Usually 10-20% home buys close without a realtor. So it's not quite rare, but not usual either.

    If you’re thinking about that route, we cover the risk and possible drawbacks you should consider.

    Today we’ll cover how buying without a realtor may effect:

  • Sellers not taking you as seriously
  • Choosing the right neighborhood
  • Negotiations
  • The Mortgage process
  • All the paperwork<... Read more

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  • August 13, 2019 17 min

    Doesn’t it feel like more and more things in life are free? I’m not talking about food samples in the mall, but the big things in life: food, housing, even income. You need to be aware of these big changes, to make sure your taking full advantage Today we’ll discuss: History of free stuff Student loans Free college Universal basic income And lastly, I talk about what’s driving all this (hint: it’s not government) ========== READ ... Read more

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    I understand it’s hard to get organized when someone has died. But as a professional executor for hundreds of families, I’ve seen how important it is to avoid legal, tax, and most importantly family problems. Today we’ll cover: 6 things to do immediately 7 things to do within first week 2 things to do within month 5 things to do AFTER choose lawyer and executor Lastly, I’ll share 3 power tips on how even following these steps may n... Read more

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    Personally, I’m not quite at “never,” but I’m working hard to get there. And each day I get closer to “never”, I feel healthier, happier, younger, and more energy If those are feeling you enjoy, let’s talk about how saying “no” can help. Today we’ll discuss: Why we do things we don’t want to Energy drain Resentments Opportunity cost How to change your philosophy And lastly, I talk about the big important exception ========== READ... Read more

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    Stocks are your piece of the US economy, and can represent years or decades of patient compounding. You it’s probably really important to you what happens to your hard earned investments when you pass away. It mostly depends on how you own your stocks. We’ll cover what happens to your stock when you die: With a trust With named beneficiaries With a will With no plan And lastly, we’ll explain why the speed of these different choic... Read more

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    Average closing cost nationally = $11,250 Average closing cost in NYC = $50,000 These are big stakes. Finding savings here could cover your moving costs, renovation, or an awesome vacation (or buy some bitcoin). We’ll cover: Comparison shop mortgages Ask the bank to waive, discount, and rebate Roll closing costs into your mortgage (Bad idea!) Ask for a seller concession Lastly, I’ll share the big needle-moving technique that not ... Read more

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    Will you burden your kids with your debt when you die? Not a great legacy. We’ll cover all the ins and outs of debt and death. Today we’ll cover: When heirs do NOT inherit debt Some exceptions Why debt collectors keep calling heirs Lastly, I’ll explain how your heirs can turn the table and actually increase their inheritance. ========== READ Pick up my books on personal finance, probate, and executors. Reviews always apprecia... Read more

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    July 23, 2019 13 min

    Whether you’re “disciplined” with money, or cash just flows through your pocket, don’t worry: As long as you know yourself, you can set up systems for your success.   First, we’ll have a fun little quiz so we can know ourselves, our habits, etc.   Then, we’ll talk about some systems to help folks save without willpower.   And lastly, our bonus tip: one type of forced savings you should avoid. ========== READ Pick up my books on per... Read more

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    July 18, 2019 15 min

    How do you approach saving for retirement? Some people focus on earning more, while others on spending less (not mutually exclusive, by the way). Then there are the frugals. The Frugal/minimalist movement is at the very end of the spectrum of cost-consciousness, bordering on a monk-like existence. Let’s talk about 3 common rationales for frugality, and then 3 reasons why this is dangerously limited thinking (the last reason is the ... Read more

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    Lately, I’ve read a lot about owning artwork to diversify your assets. This may be a good idea as an investment, but as an Executor, we’ll share with you 5 reasons it’s very hard to sell or liquidate artwork, especially in probate. And at the end, we’ll share 2 tips on how to make selling art in probate a little bit easier. ========== READ Pick up my books on personal finance, probate, and executors. Reviews always appreciated! ===... Read more

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    Rich people don’t do chores, they outsource. And you should, too.   Let’s talk about how you should decide what to outsource, and what to do yourself   Then we’ll rundown a list of the tasks you can outsource today, from household chores, to business tasks, to personal finance items.   Finally, we’ll talk about next-level, outsourcing of the future. Links: https://nav.al/hourly-rate https://www.forbes.com/sites/hbsworkingknowledge... Read more

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    July 10, 2019 10 min

    If you want “more money,” for most people the easiest step is to get paid at work. Getting paid your what you’re worth at your 9-5 should be your first “side hustle.”   We’ll talk about: Why folks get underpaid How to find salary data And lastly, fun examples of AP and JF’s market salaries Links: https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/index.htm ========== “How Probate Works” on Amazon https://amzn.to/2Eld2DF   “How to Buy Your Perfec... Read more

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