Financial Sobriety

Financial Sobriety

After an out-of-control money addiction cost him nearly everything, Matthew Grishman hit rock bottom and was faced with a critical decision: make massive changes to how he was living his life - OR - die broke and alone. Matthew chose change. But he also knew he could not make this change on his own. Fortunately Matthew met a man who was willing and able to help him begin a new lifelong journey of making amends with the three most challenging relationships in his life; his relationship with money, his relationship with people, and his relationship with self. Financial Sobriety is the path and curriculum Matthew and that man, Jim Gebhardt, (now his business partner and dear friend) developed to help others become much more intentional with those same three complex and interconnected relationships: money, people, and self. This podcast takes listeners through the steps, sequence and strategies Matthew used to recover and find true wealth. It is designed to help you, the listener, do the same in a very safe, informal, conversational, and somewhat tutorial step by step way. Matthew and Jim share stories and invite guests on to the show to support the success and evolution of this life-saving journey called Financial Sobriety. True wealth is about so much more than having a lot of money, or having a lot of stuff - it's about being 100% intentional with your three most intimate and complicated relationships in life: money, people, and self. You can find the book, "Financial Sobriety" at www.yourfinancialsobriety.com or you can order by tapping the following link: https://www.amazon.com/Financial-Sobriety-Rebuilding-Relationship-Money/dp/171055519X.

Episodes

November 24, 2021 30 min
The continuation of this most entertaining discussion continues with Betsaida LeBron not only sharing the definition of play vs humor, but giving us an example of something we can do around the dinner table for the Thanksgiving holiday. Everyone in studio gets in the game for a good laugh as they participate in a playful spirit. This is one time we say "Do try this at home!". For more information on how you can reach B...
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Join Jim and Matthew as they discuss the process of bringing out the inner child in your life with Improv Comedian Betsaida LeBron. Learn how to get back to the play and fun you remember as a child by losing the mask and armor of years of protection having to be built. This first of a two part episode unveils the process Betsaida had to go through to get herself in a space where she knew she belonged. If you've ever felt you...
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In a slightly different twist, join Jim and Matthew today as they discuss the value proposition for the upcoming event starting November 15th. The Visa Hangover Challenge will shed light on the steps you can take to avoid the headache that occurs for so many in January when that holiday Visa bill shows up. You can change the behavior to make January a welcome month with the excitement upon the arrival of that Visa bill, knowing t...
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It's almost the holidays and it's no secret that can create a nightmare for those not prepared for the spend. Today's episode is the first of a two part series on getting ready for the holidays and not sending yourself into a full on depression when the bills come in January. Matthew tells an anecdotal story and Jim shares his perspective on what's around the corner this year. These next two programs are the prel...
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This second part of preventing the VISA Hangover gets into the meat of the matter. Saying "NO" more. Your hosts, Matthew and Jim will not only reflect on the value of saying "NO" more but they'll give you specific examples of the benefit when you do so. It's not as simple as you may think. In addition, full details on getting registered for "The Say No More Challenge" live video presentation star...
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Dr. Rishi Menon returns to close out his conversations with Matthew and Jim with a medical discussion about the perceptions of science and its' influence on the human psyche. Especially as it relates to Covid 19 and the vaccination to prevent the disease...or at least minimize its' effects. While there are no earth shattering revelations, there is a great discussion about how MRNA affects the body and its' ability to f...
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This second part of Market Meltdown Memories gets deeper into the elements of what caused the failures of major companies in the 2008 collapse, like Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. The bailouts, especially for insurance company AIG and the resulting book entitled "Too big to fail" are part of the discussion as Matthew and Jim reflect on the past crash and the relationship it may or may not have to todays' markets. E...
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All too often, we tend to attempt to forget the past but it's no secret that history repeats itself. That's the subject of today's discussion as conversations around the office, or around the virtual world of zoom are beginning to creep up with questions of the economy's health and the stock markets long upward trend. Is it time of reconsideration of placement of assets? Matthew and Jim begin a spirited conversati...
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Continuing the discussion with Dr. Rishi Menon, Matthew and Jim dig a little deeper into the impact of "imposter syndrome" as it affects and impacts loved ones beyond self. Dr. Menon goes on to discuss treating the mental health aspect of what may have caused an condition and treating the whole person vs. just managing the symptoms. He speaks from personal experience and relates his situation to so many he people he sees ...
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Today's episode reveals a look into the reality that even the most respected of professions has its' shortcomings and challenges when it comes to the personal side of those in that practice. Hosts jim Gebhardt and Matthew Grishman speak with a very special guest and personal friend of Matthew's on what began a spiral into self-doubt and substance abuse. Dr. Rishi Menon, a practicing cardiologist,and member of a cardio...
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As our "Teach Your Children" series winds down for the summer, one of the critical "Pay thyself first" comprehensions has to be not only the "why" but the "how". In this episode, Matthew and Jim share both their own personal stories with their children as well as the direction you can take to help your children understand the value of the discipline to make an investment in themselves and do it in a...
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So you're following along with your hosts Matthew Grishman and Jim Gebhardt and your children are making progress, all excited about that first job and that first paycheck, right? But what happens next is the crux of this episode. The money isn't right! Who took my money? How do you explain to your children how and why what they get paid hourly isn't what they're going to take home from their efforts at work? T...
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We're getting toward the end of summer and your hosts Matthew Grishman and Jim Gebhardt have been holding class on teaching your children about many of the attributes of building wealth and money as they relate to somebody just getting started in their earning career. Now comes the moment of truth when an income stream is recognized. Wealth building is a marathon, not a sprint but only if one is diligent in doing so. Today&#...
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If you're thinking it seems like you just heard an episode last week, you're correct. This whole teach your children concept provides so much value, the intent is to get as much of it completed while the kids are out of school and still at home. In this episode, your hosts, Matthew Grishman and Jim Gebhardt dig just a little deeper into the education of our children on what's important to them. Getting clarity throug...
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What if you could count on your state school system to educate, not only your child, but every child on financial literacy? What would that look like 20 years from now as those children grew into leadership, adulthood, government? Pretty amazing I would think. You'll hear about Rhode Island's new bill SB349 in today's episode and what better time to roll that right into the federal child tax credit that was recently ...
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Continuing the theme of teaching your children, this episode digs into respecting the value of money from an early age with some tutorial elements to help you with your children in the process of learning about the value of a dollar. The concepts may be simple in theory but the actual practice is invaluable. For more information on Financial Sobriety or to reach Matthew Grishman, visit www.yourfinancialsobriety.com
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Teach your children. Seems like it should be so simple but unfortunately, as you'll hear and maybe even more likely, have already learned, the absolute manual on successful childrearing doesn't seem to have yet been written and demonstrated. Kids financial literacy is important, and your hosts, Matthew Grishman and Jim Gebhardt will get there but it starts way before that. In this episode you'll learn the three C'...
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The grand re-opening has happened, things are appearing to be back to normal. But are they? Likely not and that's why today's episode is so important. Yeah, we know it's a little long, but we didn't want to split it into two parts and make you wait another week when the topic is so significant and the process one that needs to be completed sooner than later. Graduation. We've been through something and yes,...
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Following up on last episode's discussion of overwhelm and how it can impact so many of your decisions, including serious financial ones, Matthew and Jim revisit the tried and true, proven solutions to minimize that overwhelm. Ease off the pressure, the sense of urgency or FOMO (fear of missing out). Lose the spontaneity and regain the intentionality of what you do. Look, nobody wants to relapse, but it happens. There are st...
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The pandemic is beginning to release it's grip on our lives. On our lifestyles. But are we ready to fully re-engage in that which we had longed for? Are we ready for what normal was? Or will things never be like that "normal" was ever again? In this episode, Matthew and Jim relate to the overwhelm so many are feeling with the seemingly sudden return to demands on time and the effect of a quick return to business alm...
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