Raising Financial Freedom

Raising Financial Freedom

A podcast show for parents who want their children to grow up financially smart or free. Eric Yard is the host and he's here to talk about old, present and future ways of managing and creating money for the young to learn so that parents can teach it to them.This can be instilled into to our children at a young age and carried with them until is time to leave the nest. Some of the topics like how to teach kids to use credit cards responsibly, how to teach your child about investing, ways to teach kids about money, how to teach your children about debt, and other tips that will help your child put their best foot forward in life. The show is a mix of interviews and solo shows from Eric that you will want to bring your pen and paper for. Hit subscribe if your ready to teach your child to be the best they can be financially!

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March 28, 2022 41 min

#047 With inflation and gas prices at an all-time high, it’s time for us to become more aware of our spending, avoid unnecessary expenses, and decrease the amount of debt we’re incurring. One of the major types of debt Americans incur comes in the form of student loans for higher education… and they often stick around for many years! So, how can we help our children avoid student loan debt? Today’s guest is going to teach you! 

 

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#046 What do you know? We all back the month of February has just flown by what have you done this month? That is interesting. Are you still sticking to your new year's resolution? Because this is the time where everyone quits, some people quit and don't even realize that they quit. The reason I'm talking about this is because I had a conversation with a person about two weeks.

 And we was having a conversation about the...

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February 15, 2022 59 sec
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February 14, 2022 22 min

#045 How do you make learning about finance fun and easy, especially for kids and beginners? We have someone very special to break it down for you…

 Meet Rishi Vamdatt, the 12-year-old personal finance educator and visionary behind Easy Peasy Finance, a kid-friendly resource that can be utilized by parents and educators alike to teach young minds about personal finance while keeping them engaged. Having started learning about financ...

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#044 Is real estate a good form of investment for families? Should kids be learning about real estate from a young age? Spoiler! The answer is yes.

 Meet Whitney Chaffin, a speaker, investor, philanthropist, realtor, and mother who provides people with second chances through real estate. In this episode, Whitney talks about the first steps to take when teaching your kids about real estate investment and getting them involved in this...

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January 17, 2022 23 min

#043 With divorce rates climbing and more women consciously choosing the singlelife, more women are providing for themselves (and often their children, too). Unfortunately, too many women are unprepared to take on financial responsibilities all by themselves… and it’s not necessarily their fault. As parents, it’s our responsibility to prevent that from happening to our daughters. Let’s empower the future generations of women to be ...

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#042 How do you help teens become financially literate and make smart money moves before they reach adulthood? You have to get on their level and understand how they think…

 

Meet Charla McKinley, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who homeschooled her kids and is now teaching teens about money. In this episode, Charla talks about how to teach your teenagers about financial literacy, using and saving money wisely, and how adulting r...

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#041  What advice do you have for parents trying to raise their kids to have financial freedom?

That’s the question Eric asked some of our guests from past episodes of Raising Financial Freedom. In this episode, you’ll hear their top tips and pieces of advice for parents on teaching their kids about finances, financial literacy, and life in general.

 

Our guests offer a lot of wisdom on raising kids to be financially independent… but ...

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November 13, 2021 20 min

#40  As the holidays are approaching, family time is just around the corner! What better way to strengthen your family bond than by building generational wealth? 

 

In this episode of Raising Financial Freedom, Eric Welcomes the Wealth Twins, Nadia and Nicole, to explain how to build generational wealth in your family and how to teach your children about money and life planning. 

 

“Life changes and you have to be able to think forward...

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#039  Having existed for over 10 years now, cryptocurrency is gaining popularity and power around the globe, so it’s time to start talking to our kids about it. Many parents don’t want to get involved with cryptocurrency because they don’t understand it… but today, that’s going to change.

 

“Crypto is doing for money what the traditional Internet is doing for information.”

 

In this episode of Raising Financial Freedom, Eric welcomes S...

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#038 In this episode, we have Linsey Knerl. She is a mother of six who has been homeschooling and since 2004. Linsey practically produced and taught a small classroom, but at the same time, runs a small business. Along with homeschooling, entrepreneurship has led her to a freelance writing career that complements her own homeschool style. Linsey is also the author of Homeschool Hacks and is very passionate about the opportunities f...

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October 2, 2021 8 min

 #037 Today on a solo show. Someone asked me the other day, Eric, why there is no set system of retirement in this country. And I thought about it and I told him once upon a time there was not a set system, but there was a kind of a for. That everyone followed and little financial literacy was needed at that time because everyone just did the same thing.

[00:02:02] Eric: So let's go back to a time where the economy was good and ...

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#036 Dan shares that he has repeatedly made failed attempts at getting schools around him to make personal finance classes a requirement for graduation and explains the reasons. The first reason is that the public school system is severely underfunded across the country, and making changes to the curriculum would require money. Secondly, most politicians focus on the data that is available on student performance which does not incl...

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September 4, 2021 28 min

Therese is a busy mom and the author of the book, "Playing For Keeps". After working as a career woman for many years till she sold her company, Therese retired early and spends more time with her kids. She shares that her experience with 9-11 also made her reevaluate all she was doing why she was doing them.

Having a father who was all about Family helped inculcate it in Therese. She brought those same values into raising ...

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#034 Many fundamental skills like networking, communication, negotiating, are not often taught in school. This is mostly due to the history behind the education system, which over time has continued to only focus on teaching the basic knowledge required in each career field. Unfortunately, most career courses even in university don't cover teaching these skills, even though they are practically critical for success in any field...

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#033 Following the money printing done to alleviate the impact of job loss during the pandemic, inflation is expected and is already being experienced with the cost of goods going up. Also, people who saved a lot are now spending much more, and this is also driving up the cost of living. Jennifer advises that in anticipation of the looming inflation, families should be rational, take a step back, be patient and make sure they make ...

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Today's going to be a little bit of a shorter show and it's going to be a solo. A couple of episodes ago. One of my guests, Robert Shulz we briefly talked about. Compounding interests. Now I want to revisit that. Talk about that a little bit more. So the parents out there can fully understand how important this could be to their child when just starting off in life now to quote Albert Einstein, he who understands it, earns ...

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#031 The pandemic has brought the lack of financial education into focus for many people, institutions, and businesses. Marilyn shares that she has started to see more people take steps towards gaining financial freedom through education. 

 

Most cultures tend to either not talk about money with kids, or they treat it as a taboo, giving almost no introduction of money to the kids in a way that they can leverage it as a tool. The prob...

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June 26, 2021 30 min

#030 Robert shares his dad probably taught him compound interest because he learned it the hard way, and being a stockbroker for the first part of his career, he wanted to share it. Robert also found a way to impart financial knowledge in his own kids as part of bringing them up. Robert appreciates that young people today are more interested in investment rather than compound debt, but he hopes that they understand that it takes pa...

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#029 Although Silicon Valley in California has a lot of tech companies, a study by Chamberlain University ranks California an "F" in teaching kids about financial literacy. Luke encourages his children to read books about financial literacy and also applies his business knowledge at home. 

 He also created a company, "Conteneo" that helped enterprises manage their investment portfolios which ultimately helped in part...

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