The Wealth From Scratch Show

The Wealth From Scratch Show

We are 1st generation Americans on a journey to build wealth from scratch. We started this podcast to share what we're learning, some of our mistakes, and our truth about building 1st generational wealth. We hope this gives you perspective, builds your confidence, and inspires you to start your own journey. This show is not about becoming a millionaire overnight. It's about living a happier, more fulfilling life while building wealth beyond your finances.... Show More

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December 24, 2020 41 min

It’s Christmas time! So we cut loose in this episode and talk about our favorite gifts/traditions, how to overcome the pressures of overspending on Christmas gifts, and our strategy on balancing giving gifts for kids and teaching them about money. From our family to yours, we want to wish you a safe and very Merry Christmas!

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We’re back with a heavy hitter, one that if we don’t get under control can decimate our plans to build wealth – dealing with YOLO (You Only Live Once) and FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out).  In this episode we talk about: 

  • How feeling jealous can actually be a good thing 
  • The best way to ensure we spend on things we love without guilt 
  • Why J eats on good china everyday  :)
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    November 13, 2020 30 min

    While 2020 has certainly proven to be an unprecedented year of uncertainty, the truth is that every year, every day is filled with uncertainty. As we always say, life is what’s happening while you're making plans and setting goals – but how do you actually make decisions and have confidence and excitement for the future when anything can happen at any time? So, in this episode we take about how to cope with uncertainty, so that...

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    November 4, 2020 22 min

    Can we build wealth alone or do we really need professional help? We talk professional help in this episode - do we really need it, if so, who do we need on our team, and things to look out for when adding people to your team.

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    October 21, 2020 32 min

    Whew! With less than 90 days left of the year, it’s time to call 2020 a wrap, right? Hold on there! Don’t phone in 2020 just yet. If you started 2020 planning on doing epic stuff but had to change course, know there is still time to finish strong. So, in this episode, we talk about doing a ‘physical’ on the 5 areas of your life that impact your wealth and well-being – finances, career, relationships, physical & emotional health...

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    All of us come into relationships with some financial baggage – debt, low credit scores, negative money beliefs/stories - but the important thing is that we lay it all out to our partners so we can move forward towards building wealth. In this episode, we talk about bringing up the topic of finances whether you are just dating, or been married for years. We also touch on handling expenses and debts as a couple, and having money dat...

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    Self-care. It’s a buzz word you hear a lot, along with ‘treat yo self’. And it can be easily overlooked as being synonymous with facials, pedicures and lavish luxury spa days. But self-care is so much more than a one day of pampering with temporary results.  

     
    In episode 6, we talk about how self-care can take different forms. As financial self-care for example – how self-care (or lack thereof) can impact our finances, and why it’s ...

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    September 30, 2020 23 min

    We can’t expect to acquire wealth if we have no idea of what we’re actually working towards. So in this episode we discuss some of the common ways to define wealth, why thinking about wealth only in terms of money doesn’t work well, and why even when we’re talking about money, it’s never just about the money. 

    Key takeaways:

  • Income and wealth are not at all synonymous.
  • No one really want to collect dirty little pieces of paper. We wan...
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    In this episode we talk about why we do what we do when it comes to our money, bridging the gap when your partner’s way of handling money is opposite from yours, and how a personality test can change the way you handle your money. 

    Key Takeaways: 

  • Your money story is formed when you are young, sometimes without you even knowing it 
  • Your money story is a part of how you build wealth because it impacts your present money habits 
  • We’re al...
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    September 13, 2020 11 min

    They say money is the leading cause of relationships breaking up and it was true for us. In this episode we share how finances impacted our relationship, how we found out our money styles and money stories caused intense friction in our marriage and being distracted with ‘adulting’ and getting the American Dream made us realize we had to do something different. 

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    September 13, 2020 15 min

    Wealth is a multifaceted topic and differs with who you talk to. So, in this episode we share who we are, how one wide-eyed country boy met a shy workaholic girl and together started on this journey to build wealth from scratch. We share our experiences that brought us together, how one thing Cedric said almost made this relationship never happen, and some of the specific financial challenges we faced while making life decisions ab...

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    September 13, 2020 17 min

    The American Dream is a trap! There’s nothing wrong with wanting a house, car etc – if that’s what you really value. In this episode we share how chasing a life defined by others instead of yourself can have you feeling like a prisoner.  

    We’ll share the truth that you shouldn’t expect folks around you to be excited for you when you decide to deviate from that expectation.  

    And the frustrations that can come from you and your partne...

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