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Crushing Debt Podcast
43 minutes | a day ago
There is Plenty to be Thankful For! - Episode 246
This has been an unprecedented year, filled with highs and lows. The year will, unfortunately, be defined by a global pandemic that has taken countless lives and affected each and every one of us. But today, on Thanksgiving, we want you to take a step back, take a break, and consider all you have to be thankful for. While we've all suffered hardship and loss this year, the purpose of The Crushing Debt Podcast is to provide a sense that "everything will be okay." As with previous years, today I look back since last November on all that I have to be thankful for. What do you have to be thankful for this year? In addition to everything else, we are very thankful for our sponsor Sam Cohen at Attorneys First Insurance - Sam@AttorneysFirst.com, www.AttorneysFirst.com.
29 minutes | 8 days ago
Saving Money by Using a Property Manager - Episode 245
What do you do best? If you own investment property and your answer is anything other than "property management" then this episode of the Crushing Debt Podcast is for you. In today's episode, I interview Mark Sorokurs of Central Pinellas Realty and Collman Properties. I've known Mark about five years and he's been in real estate for about eight years now after "retiring" from IT in 2012. Mark and I discuss: What is property management? Why would someone need or want to hire a property manager? How do property managers save their clients money? How property managers can help find and screen tenants? The impact of COVID on finding (and removing) tenants? What happens when things go wrong with a tenant? What happens when the tenant owes more at move-out than the amount of the security deposit? Craziest property management story, and more! You can reach Mark at www.centralpinellasrealty.com, www.collmanproperties.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org. You can pick up a FREE digital copy of my latest book at www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree Remember to refer our sponsor to an attorney or title company you know - Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com
37 minutes | 15 days ago
Become Debt Free in Less Than One Hour - Episode 244
Imagine coming home from work and having to tell your spouse that he/she HAS to go back to work to make ends meet. Unfortunately, that's where I found myself a few years ago. In 2008, I left the first firm I first founded to start Yesner Law, from scratch, again. This time, however, I had an established network and knew a little about how to generate referrals. Still, I needed to find a way to have more money at the end of the month, rather than more month at the end of the money. One of the ways I did that was to start this podcast, write my first book - Crushing Debt: 9 Strategies to Eliminate Financial Bullies - and then my second book - Become Debt Free in Less Than One Hour. Come on! Can you really become debt free in less than one hour? No - but the strategies in my new book can be implemented in less than one hour and, over time, can create the income you need to pay off your debt! Strategies like: Getting Educated about your Credit Score; Creating a Budget Getting Good Habits about Money Decreasing Your Taxes Starting a Side Hustle Selling Products Reducing Expenses Negotiating with Creditors You can get your FREE copy of my newest book at www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree Please also remember our sponsor, Sam Cohen at Attorneys First Insurance, Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com.
38 minutes | 22 days ago
The Return of Short Sales? - Episode 243
Florida had a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures. That moratorium ended with some controversy, but ultimately was not renewed because the Federal Government also has a moratorium in place; evictions potentially halted by the CDC and foreclosures of federally-backed mortgages halted by the CARES Act. At some point, tenants will have to pay rent again, and homeowners will have to pay mortgage payments again. None of the moratoriums, state or federal eliminate the obligation to pay. When that day comes, will the tenants / borrowers be able to pay? In this week's episode of The Crushing Debt Podcast, I interview Brenda Kennedy, a licensed real estate and short sale specialist with over 14 years' experience. Brenda is a Tampa native, offering a wealth of knowledge and experience working with sellers. In fact, Brenda modified her own loan with Bank of America in the last market crash! Brenda and I discuss: Association foreclosures Forbearances Foreclosures Both state and federal moratoriums Subordinate (second) mortgages Relocation incentives Brenda's craziest short sale story and more! You can reach Brenda at Brenda@KennedyHomeSales or 813-732-9593. Please also refer our sponsor to an attorney or title company that you know - Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com. If your goal in 2021 is to become debt free, start with my newest book, Become Debt Free in Less Than One Hour, which you can pick up at www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree!
32 minutes | a month ago
Make More Money Through Masterminds - Episode 242
Have you engaged your Information Network? How do you create a Support Network? Do you feel like your business is struggling as a result of the pandemic? Could you use some outside opinions to help kick-start your revenue? What would your business look like if you could: (1) make your business #1 in your industry, (2) have fun with your peers and mentors, (3) create lasting relationships to help you solve your most burning questions, and (4) create systems to catapult your business to new levels of income? In this week’s episode, I interview Tiffanie Kellog and Tom Fleming of Asentiv, as we discuss Asentiv Mastermind Communities. Both are repeat guests on the show. For the last 15 years, Tiffanie has been helping people save time, make money, while having fun. She is the author of three books, she’s nerdy, and she loves craft beer and socks! Tom has been coaching individual business owners and groups for more than 20 years. He has literally facilitated thousands if not tens of thousands of meetings. Tom is an expert at asking the right questions that allow people to reach their own conclusions on a path to self-discovery for he believes “For your business to grow, you must grow.” In today’s episode, Tom, Tiffanie and I talk about: What is Asentiv How did this idea of a Mastermind Community start What is the Goal of the Mastermind Community What are the different types of Masterminds offered People, Programs and Progress Some breakthrough results already created by Asentiv Masterminds The timing, and investment of the Mastermind Community, and Other perks of being a part of the Community. For more information, and to register for an upcoming Mastermind, please visit www.Tampa.Asentiv.com/AMC Of course, also refer our sponsor, Sam Cohen at Attorneys First to an attorney or title company that you know - Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com. Remember, you can get a FREE copy of my latest book, Become Debt Free in Less Than One Hour at www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree.
21 minutes | a month ago
Better Negotiation with the Right Approach - Episode 241
When negotiating, do you make the first move, or wait for your counterpart to offer first? When selling, do you ask the prospect how you can help, or let them window shop? Every six (6) months, my community association has a garage sale. Since garage sales are low-intensity sales negotiations (for most) I use the time to practice a sales or negotiation skill. If I miss, I'm out a few bucks, or I don't make a sale of a few bucks, max. You can hear previous "garage sale" episodes like: 68 - Negotiation 86 - Presentation 118 - Patience 168 - Preparation What is your "Approach" when selling or negotiating? That's the subject of this week's episode. Please remember to visit our sponsor, Sam Cohen at Attorneys First Insurance - Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.Attorneysfirst.com If you enjoy this content, please share on social media, and if you want tips to increase your revenue and decrease your expenses, all to eliminate debt, please visit www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree
32 minutes | a month ago
A Facet of Real Estate Investing You Haven't Heard About - Episode 240
Do you know how to buy property for a fraction of its value? This isn't some late-night infomercial scam - this week's guest on the Crushing Debt Podcast is Melanie Finnegan of Tax Lien Wealth Solutions, who helps her clients buy tax deed properties. Tax Deed investing is a great strategy because: You get reimbursed your investment plus some rate of interest, or You get property at a fraction of its value, and Tax Deeds are (check the laws in your state) superior to all other liens including mortgages, judgments, and association liens. Melanie started her career in tax liens in 2008, perfected her strategies in 2013, and started Tax Lien Wealth Solutions in 2017 with the purpose of adding value, building relationships, and teaching her clients how to put their money into this investment vehicle as a winning strategy. Melanie is the first female to become a certified tax lien professional by the National Tax Association. You can visit Melanie's website at www.taxlienwealthsolutions.com or watch their introduction to tax lien video at https://youtu.be/2Vowd5emhJg Please remember to visit our sponsor, Sam Cohen at www.AttorneysFirst.com or Sam@AttorneysFirst.com. You can find other strategies to increase income and decrease expenses in my newest book, Become Debt Free in Less Than One Hour, at www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree.
29 minutes | 2 months ago
Eviction and Foreclosure Freezes Due To COVID-19 - Episode 239
Is there a tidal wave of evictions and foreclosures coming in Florida? Recently, Florida's Governor DeSantis refused to extend an Executive Order that put a freeze on foreclosures and evictions in Florida, where the payment default was due to a loss of income caused by COVID. What can someone do who is in fear of being able to pay their bills due to a loss of income caused by COVID? This week's guest on the Crushing Debt Podcast is attorney Bryant Dunivan of Owen Dunivan. Bryant focuses his practice primarily in the fields of Debtor’s Rights including Foreclosure Defense, Bankruptcy, Fair Debt Collection violations, Fair Credit Reporting violations, and Credit Card/Debt Negotiations. Bryant and I talk about the various federal laws that exist that provide protection for borrowers, homeowners, tenants and landlords due to the Coronavirus including: Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) Truth In Lending ACT (TIL or TILA) CARES Act CDC Orders & Guidelines For someone afraid of losing their home or being evicted, please reach out to Bryant or to me to understand your rights during this pandemic. Bryant can be reached at www.OwenDunivan.com or BDunivan@OwenDunivan.com. Please also visit our sponsor if you are an attorney or title company who wants a competitive quote on malpractice insurance. Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com. Finally, to find 30+ ideas on how to increase income, decrease expenses, and become debt free, please go to www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree to get a FREE copy of my newest book - Become Debt Free in Less Than One Hour!
34 minutes | 2 months ago
The Student Loan Lawyers' Guide to Understanding Student Loans in Plain English - Episode 238
What type of student loan do you have? Federal? Subsidized? Unsubsidized? Private? What repayment options are there? Consolidation? PSLF? IDR? Settlement? Can a bankruptcy discharge student loans and what are the options available in bankruptcy court? This week's guest on the Crushing Debt Podcast is Joshua Cohen, the Student Loan Lawyer. Joshua's practice is focused solely on Student Loan resolutions. Today marks the release of his book, The Student Loan Lawyers' Guide to Understanding Student Loans in Plain English. You can pick up a copy of Joshua's book on Amazon, or at www.TheStudentLoanLawyer.com/the-student-loan-lawyers-book. Joshua and I discuss: The beta program here in Tampa Bankruptcy Court to resolve student loans in bankruptcy court; What is a PSLF (Public Service Loan Forgiveness) Loan; What is an IDR (Income Driven Repayment); How student loan repayments have been impacted by COVID and the CARES Act; In-roads into bankruptcy dischargeability brought about by some recent case law; and Student loan servicer sanction cases. Finally, if you want to know what type of student loan you have, which often drives your available workout options, we have a website for you (but you have to listen to the episode to get it). Please remember to visit our sponsor, Sam Cohen, if you are an attorney or title company that wants a competitive, realistic, apples-to-apples quote on malpractice insurance - Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com. Some of these strategies discussed in this episode are also available in my new book, Become Debt Free in Less than One Hour, which is available at www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree
33 minutes | 2 months ago
Using Social Media To Get Out Of Debt - Episode 237
Does your social media generate massive engagement and sales on demand? Do you have access to any social media influencer with a simple call, text or email? Can you create your own celebrity? Or do only your friends and family engage on your social media? Today's guest on the Crushing Debt Podcast is best-selling author, speaker, consultant, tech expert, advisor, CEO, entrepreneur and master connector, Ken Walls. Ken uses live streaming and social media to develop build and grow: www.GrOwLiveCoaching.com www.GrOwLiveAcademy.com www.clientsi.com www.kenwalls.com Ken Live Streams every day and has used that to grow his businesses, make connections, and become a celebrity! You'll hear in today's episode how Ken used Social Media to become friends with and a vendor for Grant Cardone! You can register for Stream Yard using Ken's affiliate link - www.GetStreamYard.com Please refer an attorney or title agent you know to our sponsor, Sam Cohen at Attorneys First Insurance - Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com. If you want to become debt free in less than one hour, please visit www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Invite More Money to Flow Into Your Life - Episode 236
Do you feel like you have so much debt, you'll never dig yourself out? You can control the amount of money you make simply by adjusting your mindset around money! This week's guest on the Crushing Debt Podcast is Jacquelynn Peterson, a 20-year corporate veteran turned Joy and Purpose Advocate. Jacquelynn is an entrepreneur, speaker, visionary, and founder of Joyful Living Mindset. You can reach Jacquelynn at: www.JoyfulLivingMindset.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/courageouslyjoyful LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jacquelynnpeterson Jacquelynn and I discuss: The art of surrendering in order to achieve debt-free living Money Mindset Money as a circulation of energy Creative purpose of money Clarity to improve your money situation Strategies to invite money to flow into your life Aligning your life with your vision The money catch-22 cycle Practicing self-care How Jacquelynn climbed out of over $150,000 of debt! Please remember to visit our sponsor at sam@AttorneysFirst.com, or www.AttorneysFirst.com. For more information about how to become debt free, please visit www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree
28 minutes | 3 months ago
Build Your Way Out of Debt - Episode 235
You can build the business and the life you want! For two years, Steve Larsen was the Lead Funnel Builder at ClickFunnels for Russell Brunson, and put over 500 sales funnels under his belt, eventually earning a "Two Comma Club" award (a funnel that made over $1,000,000). I recently launched my funnel, www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree after taking the One Funnel Away Challenge (this is my affiliate link) with Steve as one of our coaches. Thanks to all of you who supported the funnel, we're helping people to get out of debt and I've hit the "One Comma Club" (over $1,000 generated from the funnel). In today's episode, I interview Steve and his energy is infectious! How did he feel using funnels to "bootstrap" his way to the event that introduced him to Russell? What is it like to get that first subscriber, first sale? What about the 1,000th? Learn the tips that Steve uses to discover his strengths and how he determines the next funnel or project. You can find Steve at www.SteveJLarsen.com, and listen to his new Launch For Profit Podcast. Finally, what would you do if you knew that you could not work after the next 90 days and you had to make one final offer to sustain your business moving forward? That is Steve's Your Final Offer course, which you can find at www.YourFinalOffer.com
30 minutes | 3 months ago
How to Discharge Student Loans During COVID19
Have you lost your job because of COVID? Worried about Student Loan Collections? Or are you able to super-charge payment of your student loan debt? On this week's episode of The Crushing Debt Podcast, we have a returning guest, Christie Arkovich to talk about the different options available to address your student loans during COVID, like: Pay down your student loans while they incur NO INTEREST; Ask for a Total Permanent Disability forgiveness; or Discharge Private Student Loan Debt. You can contact Christie at www.ChristieArkovich.com or Christie@ChristieArkovich.com. Remember, Become Debt Free has launched. Get your FREE copy of my second book at www.ShawnMYesner.com/BecomeDebtFree !!
42 minutes | 3 months ago
Should You Hire A Debt Settlement Company? - Episode 233
Debt settlement companies advertise that they can eliminate your debt for a fraction of what you owe, so should you hire one? Certainly there are great debt settlement companies out there, and we get great referrals from them. Most debt settlement companies, however, can be a scam. In this week’s episode of the Crushing Debt Podcast, I answer the following questions: What percentage should you expect to pay to settle your credit card debt? Is it better to settle your debt or pay it in full? Should you negotiate with your creditors yourself, or use a professional? What are the best tactics to use for specific credit cards? How does debt settlement affect your credit score? Please visit our sponsor, Sam Cohen, of Attorneys First Insurance at www.attorneysfirst.com. Please also visit our new website to subscribe to the show - www.ShawnMYesner.com/subscribe
14 minutes | 3 months ago
What Really Happened? - Episode 232
A short episode this week, but I also posted a "Trailer" Episode for the podcast yesterday, so you get two shorter releases this week. At the same time, I only want to create great content for you regardless of length! This week's episode is part of a project that I worked on for the One Funnel Away challenge - The Origin Story for Yesner Law. I've told parts of this story within the podcast and on other podcasts, but never as raw as you're going to hear it this week. My hope is that you take away some do's and don'ts, and gain a little insight into how and why I started the law firm. Speaking of the One Funnel Away Challenge, start to look for other products I created to help people Become Debt Free - those should be rolling out in the coming weeks. For those that subscribe already, thank you! For those who are listening to this episode on the internet, I built a link for you to easily subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast player at https://www.ShawnMYesner.com/Subscribe If you want to support the show, please share that "subscribe" link with one other person, either by email or on social media.
1 minutes | 3 months ago
What Is A Financial Bully?
The Crushing Debt Podcast was created to help you eliminate the financial bullies in your life. A "financial bully" is a collection company or creditor who threatens a lawsuit, garnishment, or makes repeated phone calls to try to collect a debt. It is a company with a "customer service" representative who only reads from a prepared script rather than trying to understand your financial hardships. A "financial bully" is a company that doesn't care about your current financial situation and only wants the money you allegedly owe. The Crushing Debt Podcast provides practical answers around such topics as real estate litigation, partition, quiet title, chapter 7 liquidation, chapter 13 reorganization, and Chapter 11 business bankruptcies, short sales, loan modifications, creditor harassment and other related topics. I interview industry professionals and experts, as well as provide practical information you can use without all the "legalese." The goal of the show is simple - I hope that you have more money at the end of the month, rather than more month at the end of the money.
33 minutes | 4 months ago
How Are Your Kids Going Back To School? - Episode 230
Are you sending your kids back to school in person? Are you sending your kids to a pod or daycare for e-learning or distance learning? Are you keeping your kids home for e-learning? Regardless, it is not an easy decision, and one that affects your kids, our teachers, our school support staff and school administrators. This week's guest on The Crushing Debt Podcast is Kellyann Goring, a former elementary school teacher with 22 years' experience who took early retirement and started www.Home2SchoolConnection.com to help parents and students understand how to successfully homeschool, distance learn, and go back to class in person. Kellyann and I discuss: The Students' Needs: social, emotional, academic, accountability and consistency. The Teachers' Needs Learning Pods Daycare vs. In-class instruction Classroom protocols, including recess and class size You can reach Kellyann at the website above or by email at Kellyann@Home2SchoolConnection.com. Please also visit our sponsor, Sam Cohen at Attorneys First Insurance if you are an attorney or title company that needs to buy or renew your professional liability insurance: Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com. Let me know if you're sending your kids back to school, sending them to daycare or a pod, keeping them at home, or some other option: Shawn@YesnerLaw.com or www.YesnerLaw.com.
36 minutes | 4 months ago
Emotional Support Peacocks? - Episode 229
Do you have an emotional support animal? Do you have a Service Animal? Do you know the difference between an emotional support animal and a service animal? This week's guest on The Crushing Debt Podcast is Attorney April Goodwin of The Goodwin Law Firm. April focuses on Pet Law, including: Pet Lemon Law Representing Vets, Boarders and Breeders Defending Dog Owners Representing Owners against Animal Control Advising Homeowner and Condominium Associations on emotional support animal and service animal laws and regulations Pet Custody Disputes April also represents employers in employment law matters. If you have questions for April you can reach her at April@Goodwin-Firm.com or www.Goodwin-Firm.com. Please also visit our sponsor Sam Cohen at Attorneys First Insurance - Sam@AttorneysFirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com. If you enjoy the content, please share this episode with someone you know. If you have questions for me - Shawn@YesnerLaw.com or www.YesnerLaw.com.
66 minutes | 5 months ago
The Short Term Retirement Program - Episode 224
Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck? This episode of the Crushing Debt Podcast will show you how to pay off your home mortgage in less than 10 years! You can buy real estate, a second home, or a vacation home with no background in real estate investing! Learn how 30-year mortgages are akin to "financial prisons." This week's guest is Robert Feol, who wrote the book "The Short Term Retirement Program: Break Out of Your Financial Prison." The tactics Robert writes about in his book show you how to accomplish anything you want financially through investment in real estate. This is not a book about flipping properties. It is a textbook on accumulating wealth. You can reach Robert at RobertFeol@gmail.com. or visit his websites: www.ShortTermRetirement.com or www.DiscountPropertyWarehouse.net. You can pick up the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Short-Term-Retirement-Program-Financial-Prison-ebook/dp/B083G68S45/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+Short+Term+Retirement+Program&qid=1592927005&sr=8-1 The book has picked up multiple accolades, including: #1 in Personal Money Management (USA) #1 in Real Estate Investments (USA) #1 in Budgeting & Money Management (USA) #1 in Personal Finance (USA) #1 in Business & Investing (USA) #1 in Real Estate (USA) #2 in Investing (UK) #1 in Private Wealth Management (Germany) #4 in foreign language about economy (Germany) #1 in investing (Germany) #1 in Investing (France) #1 in Budgeting & Money Management (France) #1 in Budgeting & Money Management (Canada) #1 in Investing (Canada) #3 in Investments (Books) (Mexico) #7 in Personal Money Management (Books) (Mexico) #1 in Real Estate Investments (Books) (Mexico) #1 in Real Estate Investments (AUS) #2 in Personal Money Management (AUS) You can also reach me with any legal questions related to real estate acquisition at Shawn@YesnerLaw.com or www.YesnerLaw.com. If you are an attorney or title company, also visit our sponsor, Sam Cohen at Attorneys First Insurance for any malpractice insurance coverage questions: Sam@attorneysfirst.com or www.AttorneysFirst.com.
21 minutes | 5 months ago
The Secret to Using Old Jewelry to Crush Your Debt - Episode 223
Do you have old jewelry laying around? Maybe a ring from your ex that you want to put to good use? Maybe a piece from your childhood that no longer fits? Do you have debt that you want to eliminate? This week’s episode is my interview with Julie O’Brien, a GIA Graduate Gemologist with Les Olson Jewelers. You can reach her at JulieMyJeweler@gmail.com or www.LesOlsonJewelers.com. How can you use Julie to value jewelry for a bankruptcy, probate or divorce? What types of jewelry will Jewelry value (gold, silver, diamonds, gems, stones)? Can Les Olson buy your high-end watches? How can Julie help convert your jewelry to cash so you can pay expenses, pay creditors, or pay emergencies? You don’t need to visit Julie in person. She can convert your jewelry to cash using a secure system that doesn’t require you to go into the store! Please also visit our friend and sponsor Sam Cohen with Attorneys First Insurance - Sam@attorneysfirst.com or www.attorneysfirst.com - if you need malpractice coverage for your law firm or title company. If you have questions about bankruptcy or want to make your creditors go away, please contact me at Shawn@YesnerLaw.com or www.YesnerLaw.com. If you want to value jewelry for probate or divorce purposes, please reach out. We can connect you to Julie, and to probate or divorce attorneys who can help!
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