The Secrets of the Wealthy Podcast

The Secrets of the Wealthy Podcast

Have you ever wondered why the rich get richer and others don’t? Could it be that a small percentage of the population pay others to find, study and execute on legal loopholes that exist in our financial lives and make it easier for them to prosper? The answer is a resounding YES. This is The Secrets of the Wealthy Podcast with John Mints. John has spent a lifetime researching and mastering the financial loopholes that he believes should be available to everyone. Join us as we explore different strategies that help you get farther faster towards building and enjoying a prosperous retirement.


February 28, 2023 26 min

Do you struggle with sticking to new habits or achieving your goals? Maybe you just need to start measuring your progress. 

According to a study by the American Psychological Association, frequently monitoring progress towards your goals can increase your chances of success. 

In this episode, John Mints shares his 75-day commitment to developing new habits, and how the power of measuring progress has helped him stay accountable and...

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Have you made your 2023 New Year’s resolutions yet? If you’re approaching retirement or are already retired, one of your resolutions should be to protect your assets.

In this episode, John Mints emphasizes the importance of taking the time to protect your finances, investments, and ultimately, your lifestyle in retirement. He compares the current market to previous years and provides some insights on why you want to focus on protec...

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Taxes are on everyone’s mind these days. One of Biltmore Financial’s three core pillars is tax planning and management, and we have a secret to share about it.

In this episode, John shares the details about the one-of-a-kind tax planning and tax management software Biltmore Financial uses to serve their clients. He explains how this technology is helping their clients potentially save money in tax dollars.

John discusses:

  • What this...
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    Did you know you can appeal the property tax assessment from the county appraisal district? Many property owners don’t.

    As a result, they end up overpaying in property taxes.

    In this episode, John Mints speaks with Francis Kafor, property tax consultant at Texas Tax Protest, about the process of filing a protest for your property taxes.

    Francis discusses:

  • Why there is nothing to lose even if you protest your property tax every year
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    The new Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 comes as a promise to reduce the high inflation that the country is currently experiencing.

    However, do we know if this bill could achieve its intended objectives?

    In this episode, John Mints outlines the new Inflation Reduction Act and why it could significantly raise taxes and potentially have no effect on controlling inflation. In addition, he stresses the importance of being prepared for ...

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    Have you heard that inflation can ruin your retirement plans?

    Curious as to how that can happen?

    In this final installment of Top 10 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Advisor Right Now, John Mints adds two bonus questions that can help you learn a lot more about your financial advisor. 

    Inflation is still increasing so those who are retiring or looking to create a guaranteed income to hedge against inflation should look into find...

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    Inflation is affecting almost everything in our lives, especially for those retiring soon.

    For those facing retirement, inflation can cause a huge impact on your retirement savings with every percentage increase. In this episode, John Mints continues his discussion on the top 10 questions you should ask your advisor. Bringing these questions to your advisor’s attention can hopefully find alternative strategies to help save more dur...

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    During times of a market downturn, people tend to reach out to financial advisors more often because of the added financial stress from the economy. 

    In this episode, John Mints answers questions that you may have right now.

    John discusses:

  • The definition of a fiduciary
  • Using the stress test to prepare yourself for anything that could happen
  • Is your retirement income protected?
  • Reducing retirement taxes efficiently
  • And more!
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    When markets are uneasy and the world seems more chaotic as days go by, you want to make sure you are secure in your portfolio and have confidence that you know how to manage your finances in a volatile market.

    In this episode, John Mints discusses the projection of the economy due to the current state of the world, and how to prepare for that possibility with confidence, so that you and your family are protected in the upcoming ye...

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    April 13, 2022 28 min

    Investing in a Roth is a great way to save on taxes, but it often comes with a number of handcuffs that limit the amount you can contribute.

    But what if there was a way to invest that would give you most of the benefits of a Roth without the limitations?

    In this episode, John Mints continues his discussion about a “Roth on Steroids”. He shares the key points that you should know before getting started to ensure it works for you and...

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    March 30, 2022 17 min
    There is an age-old secret that professionals such as doctors, dentists, chiropractors, and many others are surprised to learn about, especially those in a higher tax bracket. In this episode, John Mints talks about one of his favorite topics: tax-free savings and accumulation. Learn about his secret to tax-free gains that he calls a “Roth … Continue reading A Roth on Steroids, Part One (Ep. 20) →
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    Whether you’re looking to obtain a mortgage on a home or looking to finance a vehicle, the rumored rise in interest rates could cause you to think long and hard before making such a commitment with your money. In this episode, John Mints discusses the challenges that people from all walks of life could face … Continue reading The Impact of Rising Interest Rates (Ep. 19) →
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    One Secret of the Wealthy is that they do not make major decisions based on emotion.  With the current market conditions, emotions are running high. How can you be sure you are using logic and not emotions to make investment decisions?  In this episode, John Mints uses logic, numbers, and facts to explain why the … Continue reading Is a Market Collapse Imminent? (Ep. 18) →
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    Many CPAs look to the past when trying to reduce taxes. Tax attorney, Evan Nielsen, takes a different approach.  By using a macro approach to tax planning, Evan helps his clients look into the future to help them save taxes not only in the short-term, but also throughout their entire lifetime. There are many tax … Continue reading The Secrets About Taxes with Evan Nielsen (Ep. 17) →
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    December 1, 2021 25 min
    Congress is currently debating a $1.5 trillion spending bill. This new bill has a number of different tax provisions pertinent to those with IRAs, 401(k)s, Roth accounts and other retirement accounts. In this episode, John Mints explains the details of this new bill that is being discussed in Congress. John explains the potential ramifications these … Continue reading Saving Your Retirement Funds (Ep. 16) →
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    November 17, 2021 20 min
    What is a Roth IRA, and why may it be the best option for you? When it comes to saving for your future, and with the current state of taxes, it’s important to look for solutions that could be the right fit for you. In this episode, John Mints fills you in on some myths … Continue reading 401(k) vs Roth IRA (Ep. 15) →
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    There are a few bills being discussed on Capitol Hill that involve trillions in spending.  If you think this sounds too good to be true, you may be right.  In this episode, John Mints shares his thoughts about these proposed bills. With this potential, increased government spending, this generation and future generations could be subject … Continue reading Your Inheritance May Be In Danger (Ep. 14) →
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    October 20, 2021 23 min
    Financial landmines are events or preconceived notions that hinder us from making sound financial decisions. The wealthiest people know the legal loopholes and secrets to avoid falling into financial landmines. What are these secrets? In part two of this two-part series, John Mints discusses more of the financial decisions that may be holding you back … Continue reading What Secrets? Part Two (Ep. 13) →
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    October 6, 2021 26 min
    Financial landmines are events or preconceived notions that hinder us from making sound financial decisions. The wealthiest people know the secrets to avoid falling into financial landmines. What are these secrets? In this episode, John Mints talks about how you can start measuring your goals to increase your success rate within your portfolio. Living paycheck … Continue reading What Secrets? Part One (Ep. 12) →
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    Many Americans are looking to catch up on travel they didn’t get to do in 2020 and see more of the world. However, one of the main barriers to travel is often cost.  But what if there were ways that you could travel the world for less using travel-hacking tips?  In this episode, John Mints, … Continue reading Travel Hacking 101: Travel Saving Secrets (Ep. 11) →
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