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

February 20, 2024 52 mins
Ever found yourself battling the morning blues and desperately searching for a silver lining? Your hosts, Jim Gebhardt and Matthew Grishman start with an uplifting reminder that gratitude isn't just an emotion, but a practice that can pivot your entire day from dismal to delightful. As the guys peel back the layers of this transformative mindset, you'll discover that even the peskiest tech glitches and tight schedules can lead to p...
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Ever find yourself awash with the New Year fervor, scribbling resolutions you swear you'll stick to? That's where your hosts, Jim Gebhardt and Matthew Grishman found themselves —eager to translate the energy of January into lasting momentum. This episode is a meeting of minds over the essence of starting strong. They'll share thier own health triumphs, Matthew's cardiac rehab and Jim's muscle mastery, and how these personal feats a...
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The dance between health, wealth, and personal connections often leads us through unexpected rhythms. As your hosts, Matthew Grishman and Jim Gebhardt settle back into the studio, you'll learn where they've been and how they've emerged to return. The conversation is extremely personal as Matthew recounts his chilling health scare during yoga class. This episode rides waves of self-discovery and gratitude as we learn more of the c...
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Your hosts Jim and Matthew share a little holiday gratitude this episode before taking you back to where it all began with Matthew's story that got the whole ball rolling for Financial Sobriety. Always a great reminder to take a little time for reflection at the end of the year to give yourself the opportunity to look ahead with clarity and intentionality. May you, your family and friends enjoy the blessings of the holiday season...
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Spending a little crazed around the holidays? Worried about self-control and how to reign in the wallet? This encore episode was long enough ago you may have forgotten the 10-10-10 rule of self-discipline on the spend. Matthew describes how he's found a method to minimize compulsive purchases that should work just as well for anyone and the bonus on the episode, is that it's timely in helping look at the new year to build a found...
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It's the beginning of the holiday season, the season of giving and what better way to demonstrate financial sobriety than to share a story of need and success as it relates to some of our most misunderstood families and children... those in the Foster Care System. Today, Jim and Matthew speak with Heidi White, Educator and Church Relations Director for The Alliance: defending the causes of kids and families. You'll hear the true st...
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As the year draws to a close, it's time to get very intentional about your spending. Hear your hosts Jim and Matthew break down the value of the Clarity Compass and how it can help you sift through the fluff to identify what truly matters to you and your family. They'll share their own experiences of thrifty holiday seasons that focused more on connection than consumption. Get ready to challenge the "way you've always done it" and ...
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Did you know that as a married couple who've both worked, you could be sitting on a lifetime benefit of over $2 million from Social Security? It's not common knowledge, but this retirement asset can even generate a guaranteed 8% return from the Social Security Administration which your hosts, Jim and Beth Gebhardt, examine in detail. This could be the world's largest annuity. Understanding the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), a...
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Your host Jim Gebhardt is joined by none other than his wife and Medicare expert for the firm where you'll get some guidance and direction to answer the top three questions people ask about Medicare: how does it work, how much does it cost, and what are the choices. Finding your footing in the complex world of Medicare is challenging. This episode will simplify this intricate healthcare structure, untangling the web of plans and ...
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As you're aware, this is part II of the episode, "Regaining Your Financial Confidence" and it is the detail to the theory. Your hosts, Matthew and Jim get very specific and detailed about what you can do to not only salvage a weak retirement strategy to date, but actually build it to thrive with just a little discipline. The more time you have, the more likely you can not only reach but exceed your expectations. If you're looking...
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Your hosts, Jim Gebhardt and Matthew Grishman take you back a bit to help you move forward. We've all marveled at the intricate dance of financial decisions and human emotions. How this twisted tango impacts our self-worth, relationships, and ultimately, our sense of freedom is addressed in some of the refresher steps necessary to continue to build on those principals. Thoughtful exploration takes us through the movement of inve...
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Have you ever caught yourself wondering why society keeps urging you to upgrade your lifestyle, even when it's draining your bank account? It's a dilemma your hosts, Matthew Grishman and Jim Gebhardt, felt compelled to discuss as it can start as simply as getting the kids ready for back to school. It’s a blend of anxiety and gratitude and... credit card spending. The amount of credit card debt is astounding as you'll hear in the ep...
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Hard to believe another summer is behind us and the fourth quarter of the year is just around the corner. Your hosts, Jim Gebhardt and Matthew Grishman, reflect on the second summer presenting the "Teach Your Children" series and the significance of preparing your children for their relationship with money, self and others. From that vantage point, they take a slight look ahead to set the tone for the remainder of the year and a gl...
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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 proper manner. For more informat...
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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? That's what you'll lea...
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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's episod...
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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 through the "Clarity ...
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When the original episode was recorded, the "Child Tax Credits" were being distributed without the apparently requisite instruction manual on how to make the most of the money being received. That conversation made for an evergreen discussion on financial literacy for children and teens and even college students as they all need it desperately. This is a conversation that should be had even more than as en "encore" but frequently...
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Summertime has become the opportunity to brush up, refresh, reset and, well, relaunch the most popular "series" of episodes of Financial Sobriety, The "Teach Your Children" series on helping parents help their children learn about money and how it's so much more than just a buck to burn. By far, the most shared and played episodes in the library, they warrant the re-acquaintance. They're becoming classic, Matthew and Jim in provi...
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Yes, you may have heard this very first and extremely popular summer edition of the Teach Your Children series before. As a matter of fact, these are some of the most popular episodes in the library. And for good reason. Isn't parenting one of the greatest responsibilities we could take on? And helping parents along is this first in the TYC series, The Three C's. The twist this season is the fresh new content to lead you into ...
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