The Art of Winning – PB92

It’s 6-months into the year. Do you know where your finances are? Well, we declared our positive affirmations and #FinGoals for 2018 on PB80: It’s Never Too Late to Get Started. For your benefit and ours, we’re going back to the future with a much needed Mid-Year Resolutions revelation to see where we have been winning, slipping, and where we need to make some in game adjustments (unlike Tyronn Lue!) to get back on track. On this episode, we’ll discuss the art of the win and how you too can set yourself up for the mid-year come back or maintain your wins into the second-half of the year. It’s never too late to get on track. If you haven’t set your personal & financial goals for the year, there’s no time like the present. Let’s get it!

  • We share that even your losses can help you learn more about yourself and your financial priorities
  • Tailor your work-life to align with your peak productivity hours to stand out from the competition
  • Why even modest investments in your 401k in your 20s might make the difference between retiring as early as your 40s or as late as your 60s
  • How to fund your “emergency fund” so major financial emergencies are only minor budgetary inconveniences
  • Inspired by Good to Great, Marcus shares the ‘big audacious hairy goal’ he hopes to reach by age 40 and the exact investment steps he’ll need to take to get there

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  1. Hello,
    I’m a new listener to your podcast and It has given me so many tips that will help with my finances and also so many dooms day feeling because I feel like I’m so not where I should be at this age. I’ve followed my husband for the past 20 years as he pursued his military career. I’ve started and stopped so many jobs in the past 20 years that I have not done anything to secure my retirement future. So now that I’m here and my husband retired last year I’m trying to catch up without feeling depressed and defeated. I’m 45 I have a masters in social work and I’m working in Germany as a social worker for the military. The challenges I’m facing is I am paid in US dollars but have to purchase most things in Euro. When I hit my ATM I’m charged the exchange rate. In the last month I paid $800. in Euro exchange fees. I only make $2000 a month so you see how that’s a problem. If you can provided any suggestions, I will be greatly appreciated. I am reviewing you website now and will continue to figure out tips and ideas to get started on my savings and retirement.

    1. Hey Cathy,
      As a fellow traveler I also feel the burn when it comes to remittance payments and exchange fees. I use transferwise for ease of use but I save the most by using crypto currency. My family are also travelers and this year we are doing a family cruise for my mom’s birthday. We will be paying in GBP using a combination of AUD, CAD, EUR, IDR. Much easier, faster, and cheaper now that I taught the family how to use Bitcoin.

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