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I’m right here in the present day with Joe DiSanto, and we’re speaking about an usually not sufficient talked about side of well being, which is monetary well being. And the rationale I believe that they’re associated is that we all know, statistically, many people have stress that stems from monetary worries. And this stress could be a huge explanation for stress in different areas of life, and of not getting sufficient sleep, and throughout the board.

And so, I’m right here with somebody who I’ve discovered lately, and I’m actually having fun with his work. Joe DiSanto has a weblog known as “PLAY LOUDER,” the place he talks concerning the concept of not simply working towards retirement, however working towards monetary independence and time freedom. And we go into, in the present day, what that appears like and the way we will all run our personal particular person monetary lives like a enterprise in methods which are tax-efficient, that assist us work in direction of this monetary freedom earlier, and a few methods for what that actually appears like. It’s encouraging as a result of I believe it’s usually loads simpler than we count on, and perhaps this quantity that we’re working towards for monetary freedom is commonly decrease than we predict it could be.

So, we actually go into that in the present day. We speak about issues like actual property, about aspect hustles, about budgeting, and about investing, and tips on how to make all of these items work collectively for you. So, very sensible episode, a bit little bit of a deviation from the traditional simply bodily features of well being or the mental-emotional that I’ve been speaking about extra lately. I believe this one additionally comes into play as monetary woes are one of many high 5 stressors for a lot of Individuals, and I believe you’ll get loads out of this one. So, let’s soar in.
Joe, welcome. Thanks for being right here.

Joe: Completely. Thanks for having me, Katie. It’s very good to be right here.

Katie: I’m excited for this chat as a result of it’s a bit little bit of a deviation from our regular speak of simply the bodily features of well being and wellness. However I believe one which’s equally essential, which is the concept of funds, and particularly how these tie into psychological well being. And I do know that every one varieties of monetary, totally different concerns are sources of stress for lots of people. So I’m actually grateful to get to leap into this with you in the present day and actually speak about a number of the sensible issues that individuals can do.

Joe: Completely.

Katie: To begin off, although, give us a bit little bit of your background and the way you bought into this world, to start with.

Joe: Certain. Properly, let’s see. I used to be born in 1975… Properly, I’m gonna reduce to, I assume, type of post-college. I really type of… I’m a bit little bit of like an artwork and a math mind. And so, I used to be really an artwork main in faculty, imagine or not, however I additionally was all the time concerned with finance, in enterprise. And I simply all the time needed to… A few issues I needed to do after getting onto faculty for no matter causes, I needed to personal a home and I needed to begin a enterprise. And people had been similar to on my agenda objects. And being I used to be into artwork, , I used to be additionally pursuing that. I used to be a images main, and I kinda was gonna be pursuing images. And I ended up stepping into post-production. And post-production turned out to only be like the proper artistic enterprise for me. It’s one thing I actually cherished doing. I cherished doing the work. It was a extremely enjoyable business. And it was an incredible type of bit in my thoughts. It was like an incredible enterprise that I probably owned sometime. So, the celebs aligned for me in that sense. I type of discovered, like, a extremely nice technique to, like, commercially and virtually apply artwork, , as a profession and it lined up with being an excellent enterprise alternative, I believed.

So, finally, I’m from Rhode Island, I went to College of Massachusetts. I moved to New York proper after college to type of begin my profession there. After which a few years into that, I made a decision New York was a bit too tight for me. I’m form of, like… , I’m a bit acedia. Like, , I like issues type of tidy. And it was, like… It was a bit claustrophobic. So, I made a decision to go on this street journey with my girlfriend on the time. And the street journey simply, like, by no means ended, I assume you could possibly say. We drove by Los Angeles, and we had been there for like per week. And it was just about the opposite place I may do my work. And we determined simply to remain. We determined not to return to New York. And that was simply in all probability about 21 years in the past. I stay in Florida now for the final couple of years however I used to be in LA for almost 20 years. And that’s the place I met my spouse. And we really labored collectively, however…

So my profession simply type of, like, continued on there and it grew. After which finally, I began a enterprise. And alongside the best way, , the opposite type of background of me is, like, I’ve all the time been into finance and type of like cash, I assume. I imply, each for simply it’s type of like my mind, but in addition, in my youthful years, , in my household life, we type of had loads of struggles with cash. So, I began working early and simply type of needed to begin interested by cash early. And cash was simply one thing that I actually, like, needed to have management over, I assume in my life. So, I simply adopted these actually good, like, type of private finance habits simply, , outdoors of my work. After which as I bought into, like, operating companies, however previous to beginning my very own, like, the place I used to be working, after which finally beginning my very own, I used to be in a position to apply all these, like, actually, , type of good fastidious private finance attributes to the companies.

And I in a short time realized that, , operating the funds of your life could be very very like operating the funds of a enterprise. It means type of the identical factor. You’re simply type of operating the enterprise of you. So, I type of taught myself, , accounting and bookkeeping, and issues like that, only for my very own private, , life. After which I simply began making use of this to my enterprise. And people ways and methods are very efficient in enterprise. And for no matter cause, it’s humorous, like, in enterprise, doing all your funds and staying on high of your books and understanding the place and the way you generate income, and figuring out how a lot cash you spend, and ensuring that you’ve a “worthwhile enterprise,” that’s fairly commonplace up, , on the planet of enterprise and for apparent causes. It’s like nobody needs to, , be in a enterprise that’s shedding cash. And really, you possibly can’t be in a enterprise that’s shedding cash for too lengthy.

However for some cause, in the case of our private lives, like, folks don’t actually, like, suppose that that’s essentially one thing that you might want to do, like, , type of monitor your earnings and bills and just remember to’re all the time making greater than you’re spending and, , type of have a marketing strategy to your life. And I don’t know why, for me, I all the time made that correlation, . I may see that they had been type of the identical factor. And I all the time thought of my life as like operating the enterprise of me. And it’s not even simply within the sense of cash, , cash in, cash out and, like, the bookkeeping side, nevertheless it’s additionally, like, type of the mentality of, like, , being entrepreneurial in your life and being business-minded, . And even if you happen to don’t personal a enterprise, like, previous to proudly owning a enterprise, I used to be business-minded in my work.

Like, I thought of myself, , as, , I used to be the product and my employer was my one consumer, and, like, I actually needed to do an excellent job, and have them wanna give me extra work, and extra accountability, and pay me extra, and truly hold hiring me yr after yr. So, I type of all the time simply utilized these, like, , entrepreneurial, like, enterprise mentalities to my life. And reduce to now, , my spouse and I, and together with our companions and pals began the enterprise. It was profitable in Los Angeles. It’s nonetheless going really. My companions graciously cashed me out as a result of my spouse and I made a decision… I don’t know, we had been in our 40s once we had our youngster. I used to be 40, she was 36. And we used to work loads. Like, , our enterprise in Los Angeles was just about promoting and leisure. And like many industries, it’s a protracted hours enterprise. You actually should stay it. And that was nice.

We completely loved it and cherished it. However as soon as we had a child, then rapidly, we didn’t have the time anymore. We had been like, “Wow, that is actually exhausting.” It’s actually exhausting to stability having a child and likewise do our profession the best way that we had been doing it. And, , most everybody in demanding jobs solves that downside by hiring a nanny and doing no matter they should do. And we had been doing that. And I don’t know, someplace in there, we began to suppose that, “Hey, , perhaps we should always, like, rethink our complete life. Like, perhaps if we, like… , if we will do it, if we will revise our complete way of life, may we transfer and, like, perhaps work much less and spend extra time with our son and, , work part-time or…?” And my spouse presently isn’t… She’s simply full-time moming now and type of devoting herself to my son whereas he’s younger, , in these younger years.

And that seed bought planted someplace alongside the road and it grew. And, , simply over two years in the past, we packed up the entire operation and moved to a cheaper place to stay. And now we stay within the Tampa, Florida space, and we actually prefer it. And, , alongside the best way, in proudly owning the companies, , I had… , we’ve employed… We had, , many staff, like, , on common about 30 to 40, however as many as 60, in some instances, once we had been doing productions. And so, I’ve employed loads of younger folks and type of mentored loads of younger folks. And thru these years, I used to be engaged on, , simply being a planner, planning for my “retirement” sometime, investing, type of protecting monitor of my very own private funds, protecting monitor of the funds for the enterprise. And we labored in, like… , I by no means had my very own workplace. We simply had, like, an open workspace.

And a number of the younger children and even, , folks of their 30s, they’d hear me speaking about actual property on the telephone or doing this or that, they usually’d begin to inquire, like, “So what do you do? Like, how do you put together for retirement? Like, ought to I be shopping for actual property? What ought to I be investing in? And I began to started this mentor on this private finance realm to people that, , I used to be working with, , a few of my youthful staff. And they might all the time say, like, “Hey, , it is best to, like, educate a category or one thing.” , like, type of again then it was like, “It is best to go to the neighborhood faculty and educate a category at night time or one thing.” And I all the time thought that will be enjoyable, however I simply by no means had the time. And so, as we transitioned, fortunately, all of the planning labored out and we type of amassed sufficient cash to have the ability to make this huge transition and work much less.

I actually determined to pursue being extra of, like, an educator within the private finance area and actually, like, attempt to assist folks perceive why it’s essential and why they need to be doing it and what the advantages of it are. But in addition, I’ve additionally since, , been contacted by different pals who personal corporations and stuff like that, they usually’re like, “Hey, will you assist us with our funds?” , as a result of they know me from my enterprise and it was profitable. And so, now I’m principally being a enterprise supervisor for small companies and form of higher-income people, after which additionally teaching common people, I assume you’d say, , on tips on how to get their monetary home so as and put together for what now I believe, , the fashionable time period for retirement, it ought to simply be known as retirement. , again within the day, it was simply good quaint retirement.

Now, the younger children name it monetary independence. And it’s really grow to be form of this motion. There’s an entire motion round monetary independence known as the FIRE motion, which stands for Monetary Independence, Retire Early. And it’s an entire group of folks that type of, , are into private financing and are actually specializing in saving extra, investing higher, and build up their internet value sooner, and attaining what they name monetary independence sooner of their life, versus the type of quaint , you’re employed, , 45, 50 years, and then you definitely “retire,” , whenever you’re, , in your late 60s or 70s. And hopefully, , you will have, like, the mobility and the funds to truly go do some enjoyable stuff.

Individuals are saying, “Hey, what if we, like, actually supercharge our financial savings and our give attention to attaining monetary independence sooner in life?” And once I type of began my private monetary, , journey means again proper after faculty, like, there was no folks speaking about that and also you had been simply type of saving for “retirement.” Properly, , my planning type of, basically, allowed us to get to, , a time of monetary independence a lot sooner, , than we had hoped. So, we’re very joyful about that. However now, I’m attempting to assist different folks, , get their thoughts on that and make progress in direction of that themselves.

Katie: I like that. And a lot of what you simply mentioned actually resonates with me as a result of I’ve an identical realization in my life, not a lot with the monetary aspect however at one level, years in the past, I used to be extremely harassed attempting to handle a few companies. And on the time, I believe I had 5 children, perhaps 4 at that time however now six children, and I used to be so harassed. I used to be in all probability on the verge of a nervous breakdown. And on this second of readability, I thought of really deleting “Wellness Mama” as a result of I knew I couldn’t hold all of the plates within the air the identical means.

Joe: Oh, my God, I can think about. Oh, wow, what a second that should have been…

Katie: Precisely. And…

Joe: …to have your hand on the delete key and also you’re like, “Ought to I do that?”

Katie: Yeah. And I had this, like, lightning bolt second of readability and realized, my stress wasn’t coming from the enterprise aspect. My stress was coming from the house aspect. So I began working backwards going, “Why am I not harassed in enterprise and why am I harassed at dwelling?” And I spotted, in enterprise, I knew what the targets had been. I knew how we had been gonna get there. I had particular methods plans, KPIs, SOPs. I had all of it dialed in. So there was no supply of stress as a result of there have been no open loops. And I used to be operating my enterprise like a enterprise as I ought to have been. And at dwelling, I used to be attempting to handle much more variables all in my head, hold all people’s bodily, emotional, like all their wants, meals, the whole lot met all on my own in my head. And so, that was a lightning bolt day for me. And I began operating my dwelling strategy-wise, like I might run a enterprise and placing a system in place.

Joe: There you go.

Katie: So I like that you simply introduced up that analogy. And I additionally love that you simply went into the concept of monetary independence since you’re proper, I believe it is a shift our era is making. Gone is the time the place you possibly can, usually, work for a similar firm your complete life after which retire at 65, and all of it simply works out. There’s simply… It’s too quickly altering. So, on the one hand, as dad and mom, that’s one thing we don’t know to organize our youngsters for as a result of actually their future may even be extra quickly altering. However for us, it’s really… There’s a stupendous silver lining of that, to your level, which is, we don’t have to attend till we’re 65 to begin dwelling. We will work in direction of that point freedom now.

And I like that there’s this consciousness of the true fantastic thing about retirement is simply attending to do what you wanna do whenever you wanna do it, and conversely not should do stuff you don’t wanna do whenever you don’t wanna do it. And whenever you consider it that means, it’s simpler to begin constructing towards that youthful, and even when it’s part-time, constructing in methods which you can have extra of that point freedom, and have these experiences, and nonetheless construct your funds, and work towards this as a long-term aim as nicely. So let’s get, like, extra particular. Form of stroll us by how you’re employed with somebody on making a plan for this, making a price range for this as a result of from my analysis and what I’ve labored on with my circle of relatives, it looks as if this really is much more doable than most individuals understand.

Joe: Yeah, , that’s the humorous factor about it. It’s actually not that onerous to have a plan and it doesn’t take that a lot time to place a “plan collectively.” I might say in all probability what takes a bit bit extra time is type of, , the monitoring of your, , earnings and bills over time. And I’ll get to that. However to get into type of planning for it, , I assume one factor I type of needed to say concerning the retirement, it’s humorous, folks don’t appear to wish to plan for this. And I ponder why or strive to determine why. And I do consider it a bit bit, like, , in just a few methods, , it’s like… So, like, for me, I get pleasure from private finance. It’s type of like a pastime. , I don’t thoughts doing it. And I believe we’re type of related and listening to your present, and also you speak about your type of your character, I believe we’re type of related in some ways.

And, like, I discover it stress-free as a result of, , finance and math, they type of have concrete solutions. There’s no… , it’s not very nebulous, so I discover it soothing, however not all people’s into that, . It’s like all people’s bought their hobbies. Some individuals are into health, and that’s a extremely nice pastime to have as a result of it has loads of nice advantages to your life. Different folks, , no matter, they’re into flying kites. Who is aware of? So some hobbies do profit your life, , in these sensible methods, extra so than others. Clearly, all hobbies are good. So, , that’s one thing form of I take into consideration, like, perhaps that’s a cause why folks don’t do it. In the event that they’re simply not their pastime, it’s exhausting for them to get behind it. However making the relation to health, cash is actually essential. And cash will have an effect on each side of your life, whether or not you think about, , it a enjoyable pastime or not, and very like your well being. So, , similar to your well being, if it’s not your pastime, you continue to must do it and also you gotta work out a technique to, like, mentally recover from it otherwise you hunt down some assist, like a private coach or one thing like that, to offer you some accountability and offer you steering and construction, and hopefully get you to, like, a constant, , kind of well being.

However the different cause I believe folks type of don’t take into consideration retirement is as a result of I don’t know, it simply does appear to be this far off, , Neverland, and also you type of hear about it, nevertheless it’s one thing you consider doing whenever you’re outdated. Possibly that doesn’t excite folks. They suppose it sounds sleepy, I don’t know. However whenever you begin to consider it as this monetary independence, as you’re saying, and also you begin to suppose, “Hey, nicely, , perhaps I may get to this earlier, then you consider it in a extra thrilling means. You’re like, “Wow, if I may have, like, freedom, and I didn’t should go to this similar job for, like, the following 40 years, I would solely should do for 10 years.” And also you begin to get like, one, excited, and I believe it lets you get into this a bit bit extra, like, , entrepreneurial and form of business-minded factor. Like, “What can I do to, like, advance this?” , you begin to suppose extra strategically concerning the enterprise of you and your life. And your aim finally is to, , get to this monetary freedom.

However the best way you actually virtually get to it’s I do it in reverse. I name it reverse engineering your retirement. And also you take a look at the place you wanna go first or take into consideration the place you wanna go. And it’s a reasonably easy train. It’s similar to, what would I wanna be doing with my time if I may completely select what I needed to do? And which may embody working. Like, I actually like working. So, , I can see myself performing some form of part-time work or consulting work, no matter, , indefinitely if I needed. But when I didn’t wish to, , I don’t should is the hope.

However you type of take a look at that, after which it’s important to determine how a lot is that gonna price me, proper, like each month? And you perform a little little bit of a price range. And, , I’ve some instruments and stuff on my web site about this and also you type of determine, “Okay, it’s gonna price me, , to stay type of a free life, , restrict expense, perhaps it’s gonna price me I don’t know, $500 or $6,000 a month, or $60,000 a yr,” for instance. After which, , there’s a bunch of type of frequent, I assume, or, , usually accepted type of approaches to interested by this.

And I can… , I’ve loads of clarification of this in my website and even a course about doing this. However principally, you’re taking your projected annual, , expense to your retirement, you instances it by 25, and that’s basically like an excellent goal of financial savings, that if in case you have this goal of financial savings, you in all probability may, , virtually be attaining some form of monetary independence. So it’s really fairly simple to get to, like, a monetary quantity or a aim, , to work in direction of. After which when you try this, , you need to use a lot of easy instruments on-line, however I’ve just a few, and I’ll clarify why I like mine to type of work out, “Okay. Properly, if that’s my aim, like, how a lot do I would like to avoid wasting, , in an ongoing foundation if I consider a specific amount of funding return to realize my aim over a sure time period?” And, like, once more, you possibly can go surfing, there’s tons of calculators, the place you possibly can put in just a few numbers and get a quantity out.

However what I love to do, personally, is I prefer to type of make my very own little spreadsheets, easy calculators, however I like to only visually see, , if I’m beginning in the present day, and my aim is that this explicit quantity, and I consider, like, , I’m gonna make specific amount of return on the cash that I save and make investments, what number of years is that gonna take to succeed in my aim? And I prefer to type of visually see it play out, like, on a chunk of paper over time. And the rationale I like to do this is as a result of, , you possibly can go use a calculator, plug in a few numbers, and get a end result however not likely perceive, like, the place the result’s coming from, and the way it’s calculating, and why it’s taking place. So if you happen to use type of a spreadsheet, the place you possibly can type of visually see it, it actually type of clues you in as to, like, how that is going to materialize and simply, I believe places you in the fitting perspective of how one can obtain it. And, , once more, I’ve some instruments and stuff that I’ve created that individuals can use to truly see this with out having to do all of the work.

However it actually doesn’t take that a lot time to calculate this quantity and form of see the way it performs out over time and form of play with it. Truthfully, you could possibly give you a plan in just a few hours, . After which I’d say, like, you type of do it… You take a look at it like every year, see the way you’re doing, verify in with it. And it’s such as you plant that seed in your head of, like, “Okay, so, if I save this and I do that course of for the following 20 years, I’ll attain this, but when I improve my financial savings a bit bit, perhaps I’ll take 5 years off of that.” what I imply? If I purchase this cheaper automobile and, , as a substitute of spending $600 a month on a automobile cost solely being three, like, how rapidly will that advance me to this monetary independence state?

And if you happen to plant these little seeds in your head, I believe what occurs is you begin to get a bit bit enthusiastic about it and also you see, like, I could make small adjustments in my life proper now and save a bit bit, and that may go a good distance over the following, like, 20 years. And if I make, , some greater adjustments, I would take 5, , or 10 years off of my work life and get to this time of monetary independence a bit bit sooner. However solely I believe if you happen to really type of take just a few hours, once more, map it out a bit bit, and take a look at it and, like, visually see, , how one can obtain it and how one can advance it, if you happen to don’t try this, you don’t plant these seeds, and if you happen to don’t plant these seeds, you’re simply, like, leaving it as much as likelihood. And for no matter causes, , perhaps those I discussed earlier as a result of it’s not particular person’s pastime or no matter, they don’t like finance, what they do is that they type of say to themselves, “Properly, geez, I do know I would like to avoid wasting and make investments. I hold listening to that. I’ve been listening to that. I’m attempting. So simply, , I’m choosing an arbitrary quantity that I believe I can, like, put to this complete financial savings and investing factor.” However they don’t actually, like, know why they’re doing it or the place they’re going with that.

And I actually make the analogy that it’s like… Monetary independence or retirement, no matter you wanna name it, it’s a vacation spot. , and we’re all on a street to this vacation spot, whether or not you consider it or not. Like, you won’t be interested by it since you’re younger and, , perhaps you’re in 20s or 30s, and also you’re like, “I’m simply gonna work eternally or I don’t care.” Finally, you’re going to get to a spot in your life the place you’re, like, “Wow, I really am advancing in direction of some model of retirement and even whether or not I used to be interested by it or not.” However if you happen to don’t have a plan, it’s like occurring a street journey with no map, , and never precisely figuring out the place you’re going. , if you happen to go on a street journey, you don’t have a vacation spot and also you’ve by no means opened a map, you’re simply meandering your means throughout the nation with the hope that you simply’ll finally find yourself the place you’re going. And the chances of which are very slim. You’ll in all probability find yourself in a spot that’s not what you had in your head, and it’ll in all probability take you numerous longer to get there.

So, I actually am attempting to only work with folks and present them that, one, it’s not exhausting to do a easy plan and two, understanding the worth of planting the seeds and letting them develop and, , tending to this backyard alongside the best way and, , you’ll really find yourself with it with a end result you’re pleased with versus no matter occurs? Did that make any sense?

Katie: Completely. Yeah, no, I like how detailed we’re getting on this. And I believe pondering of it that means, it takes away… It really makes it a lot extra tangible and fewer daunting than this concept of, like, only a retirement plan that’s gonna kick in whenever you’re older. And also you’ve touched on it already in passing. However I’d additionally love to speak about this from the attitude of, like, the mum or dad aspect as a result of clearly, that is one thing we must be doing for ourselves so we will have that monetary freedom as quickly as doable. However I additionally all the time suppose ahead towards my children as nicely. And I’ve talked earlier than on this podcast about our type of different means of elevating them and the way we’ve constructed a curriculum from the bottom up that’s primarily based in entrepreneurship and geared in direction of them having this monetary independence.

However what are some methods dad and mom can use from a really younger age to assist their children have the identical benefit as a result of I do know loads of us have in all probability seen these spreadsheets the place whenever you begin these investments, and financial savings, and various things to your children, after they’re younger, even only a small month-to-month quantity, the numbers get actually exponential by the point they’re older. And there’s some artistic ways in which they will then use that. Like, with our youngsters, for example, one technique we did is, like, we will’t arrange Roth IRAs as dad and mom, we will’t, however our youngsters may. They usually work with us within the enterprise and we pay them, and that earned earnings goes right into a Roth IRA. And we use that for a few of their investments. And it’s a type of a automobile the place they’re really attending to self-direct now and be taught a few of these investments. And though, technically, you possibly can’t take cash out of that till you’re retired, there’s a ten% penalty, which is lower than capital beneficial properties or common tax brackets. So we’re utilizing that as type of a studying funding automobile for them.

However stroll us by a few of these methods as a result of it looks as if throughout the board, the sooner we begin on any of these items, whether or not the sooner as adults or the sooner with our youngsters, the extra likelihood we’ve to essentially, like, get that ball rolling.

Joe: Sure. Sure. And by the best way, to your level concerning the well being advantages within the household enterprise, I additionally really feel like whenever you type of tackle this problem a bit bit and also you get your self type of organized, and also you get your loved ones type of in tune with it, I actually suppose it’s nice for, like, your psychological well being and the well being of your relationship and your loved ones. Like, chaos isn’t good. I make loads of analogies with cash. And I do loads of analogies to finance, to group, to maps. However I’m, like, an organized particular person and it’s like… , there’s different exhibits about individuals who… , I overlook the identify of that present, nevertheless it’s a girl who goes to folks’s homes and manage their homes, and it’s like, , this sort of, , huge weight off their shoulder. And it really could be type of emotional. Properly, getting your monetary home organized, I believe has the identical advantages of taking this huge weight off your shoulders and form of, like, , this factor, , that’s been hanging round that it’s important to cope with and you retain placing it off. And it will probably create each stress, , individually for folks and your households.

However attending to what you’re speaking about with children, like, whenever you begin to deal with this as a household, naturally, you wish to contain your children. And also you begin to suppose, “Properly, yeah, , it’s like, in all probability lots of people suppose, “Jeez,” after they begin doing it, “I in all probability ought to have began doing this sooner.” And clearly, it’s all the time good, the earlier the higher. However when you get your head into it, then you definitely take a look at your children and also you’re like, “Wow. Like, I actually ought to each be saving for my children, clearly, however then attempting to coach them and provides them a few of this monetary training.” And that could be a downside, like, on the planet. , at the very least, in America, it’s like we don’t give children sufficient monetary training, private finance training. It’s not that sophisticated. However for some cause, it doesn’t occur. And likewise, for some cause, I don’t know, there’s like loads of uncomfortableness speaking about cash. I don’t know why it looks as if…

However to reply your query, , it’s like, my son’s 5, so it’s type of we’re not fairly there but. However at the very least for his age, what we speak about with him loads is once we purchase issues or he needs issues, for instance, we make the relation that no matter we spend our cash on, , it prices cash and actually that cash comes from our time. And the extra we purchase, probably, the much less time that mommy and daddy should spend with you. And this complete concept really comes from a e book known as “Your Cash or Your Life.” I don’t know if you happen to’ve ever heard of it or examine it, nevertheless it’s type of a Bible of the FIRE motion by a girl named Vicki Robin. And principally, she makes the purpose that once we purchase issues, we’re not simply spending our cash, we’re buying and selling our future time for no matter that factor is.

So, if you happen to go and purchase a $5,000 tv, , what number of hours is it gonna take you to…? , what number of hours of labor is it gonna be concerned so that you can personal that TV? And if you happen to simply actually needed to cease what you’re doing and commerce your time for that TV, would you purchase it? Are you aware what I imply? And it’s like, we’ve been attempting to make that time to our son. Like, the whole lot we spend cash on is, , made up of our time. And it’s like, he likes to be with us, and be together with his mother, and do enjoyable issues collectively. And we make the purpose of, like, nicely, is that factor value us not having the ability to go do one thing else enjoyable that you simply may wanna do? And likewise, like, even stuff like him… , with younger children are all the time turning the water on, they like to look at it, and I’m all the time, like, turning it off. And I’m like, “Take into consideration that water. It’s not free. , the extra we waste water, the extra we’ve to pay. And meaning the extra time we’ve to work with the intention to give you that cash.” So, like, it’s simply having that water come out of the spout and be wasted, is that value me having to work, say, one other two or three hours and never have the ability to come to dinner on time, ?

So, we’ve been making that analogy with him. And I believe that’s actually essential as a result of, , whenever you translate that to adults, it’s like, when folks aren’t saving cash, they usually’re not being prudent about their funds, they usually’re type of being loosey-goosey about it, , they could be superb, however what they’re finally doing is that they’re tacking on extra work, , to the top of their life, , or pushing their potential monetary freedom date out additional. And when you consider it that means, you’re like, “Wow, if I simply spend, , a while, like, organizing my funds and being form of a bit bit extra even handed about what I spend cash on, I may, like, get to a monetary freedom state 5 years sooner?” Wow, I imply, that’s a reasonably good trade-off. , it’s like perhaps that’s the place it’s placing a bit little bit of time into it on a weekly foundation.

So, we’re making that reference to our son about, , shopping for issues is the equal of you buying and selling your time. And is it value it? Might you be doing one thing else that you’d get pleasure from extra? After which we’re slowly stepping into truthfully performing some funding, like, , interested by some investing with him. And it’s actually easy. It’s like, he’s beginning to do some chores and, , we’re like, if you happen to wanna, , be extra devoted about your chores, , we’ll principally pay you. , you possibly can earn some cash. And so he’s earned some cash, , making his mattress day by day and issues like that. After which we speak about, like, “Okay. So what do you wanna do with this cash? Like, we will go purchase one thing with it, which could be enjoyable, and that could be, , worthwhile factor to do if it’s one thing you actually need or we may make investments it.”

And I’ve had this dialog with him. And, , he’s greedy it a bit bit. And I’m not like… We’re not getting tremendous critical about it. However amazingly, and this occurred final week, he had $4 that he had earned, and he mentioned, “I made a decision what I wanna do with it. I wanna develop it. I wanna develop it into more cash. So, , like, can we make investments it?” And I swear to God, , it actually simply occurred, , unexpectedly. So I mentioned, “Yeah, we will make investments it.” We put it in an envelope and we marked the envelope with the sum of money and I informed him what we had been gonna make investments it in. And he’s been asking about it. He’s like, “How’s our funding doing?” And I used to be truthfully, like, fairly stunned that… , I believe type of having these mild conversations about cash and, like, , deciding how essential is it to have a factor versus have, , freedom and decisions and extra time with mommy and daddy, I believe perhaps it’s had a bit little bit of an impact on him the place he’s like, “Yeah, what? If I could make this cash into more cash, why not try this as a substitute of going to purchase this factor or no matter?” It looks as if the correlation is occurring.

However as they become old, I believe that, , you type of do have to take a seat down with them and share details about your loved ones funds and present them, , like, actual sensible situation about what saving does, what you wanna commerce your time for and, like, tips on how to develop your financial savings and what the aim is? what I imply? It’s actually simply doing training. Now, I’ve been listening to your present and about your children, I’ve been actually impressed about what you’re doing with the companies to your children, and them needing to type of give you a enterprise concept, and attempt to create a enterprise that’s worthwhile, as type of a part of their education. I believe that’s, like, tremendous vital for all folks.

And the sooner you possibly can instill an entrepreneurial mindset, the higher. And that actually strains up, I believe with these concepts about saving and planning to your retirement. If you go right into a enterprise, you will have a marketing strategy. You’ve a price range. You’ve lengthy thought of the way you’re going to realize them. , you’re hoping for the most effective. You’re planning for the worst. And all of these, , habits, they’ve immediately utilized to the enterprise of you. So, I believe, like, instilling this be entrepreneurial and beginning companies, but in addition take into consideration your life because the enterprise of you and type of, , finally it’s actually all one working collectively, is one of the best ways to organize children and get them educated. I imply, the reality be informed, like, it actually all is tied collectively. Like, I believe that I might say as much as be financially prudent, business-minded and investing centered.

And it’s like, I used to be beginning companies, I used to be shopping for actual property, I used to be doing all these items that had been form of “companies” in and of themselves, however on the finish of the day, now that I’ve type of…I’m on this form of semi-retired state, and I type of see the…, I’m trying again and type of realizing what it was all doing for me, all of these issues had been type of, like, subsidiaries of the enterprise of me in a means. Like, all of it finally added as much as us, like, attaining our broader life targets and, , basically attending to a time the place we may have extra flexibility, freedom, and work much less, and have much less stress. And the rationale we needed that, simply in our case, was in order that we may spend time with our son with out speeding off to this or speeding off to that, or in my case, , it’s like, the weekend got here, and I nonetheless bought my telephone in my hand. I’m on the telephone. I’m harassed. And I’m interested by this, however I’m additionally, like, sitting there attempting to play, , with blocks and be, like, engaged, nevertheless it was, like, almost inconceivable for me to do. Like, I used to be simply actually battling it.

And the story I inform about it that is sort of a true story and actually pointing was, like, when my son was, like, , 1, 2, he all the time spent loads of time together with his mother. I imply, cherished his mother. She’s nice. In order that is smart. However, like, on the weekend, she’d be like, , “It is best to go do that with Daddy, , spend time with him.” And he would say, “I don’t wanna do it with Daddy. Daddy’s too wacky.” And I imply, I used to be attempting to not take offense to this as a result of children, , they are saying the darndest issues. However I used to be all the time like, “What is that this wacky? , wow, wacky, I imply.” And we type of figured, nicely, it’s in all probability not good, primary. However, , in all probability… Ultimately, we type of determined what he meant was, like, I used to be type of grumpy, , as a result of, , we’re attempting to do issues, however I’m like, “No, wait, I do know. All proper, maintain on, I gotta make this name. No, I’ll be again in a sec,” blah, blah, blah.

After which we made our transfer, and in six months into the transfer, , simply out of nowhere, and I child you not, he simply says, “Daddy’s not wacky anymore.” And we had been similar to, “Whoa, that’s the craziest factor.” I can’t imagine that occurred as a result of, , having the ability to take away ourselves from the stress and type of reinvent our life is actually making, , an enormous distinction with my relationship with my son. So, I’m actually grateful that I used to be in a position to do this. And I used to be solely in a position to do it by performing some planning, placing some work into this, and realizing that, like, that is your life that you simply’re coping with right here. Like, it’s not some, , random summary factor that’s meaningless. Like, whether or not you’re there or not, you’re going to get to some extent for no matter causes and it may very well be children. It may very well be well being. It may very well be no matter. You’ll want to make adjustments. You’ll wanna have freedom. You’ll wanna have the ability to be accountable for your life. And if in case you have not performed any planning for that, most certainly you’ll be caught not having the ability to do almost something that you simply wish to do. And at that time, it’ll be, , a lot later and far tougher to resolve.

So, that type of has, , pushed me to attempt to impart a few of this knowledge on to whoever’s , . And it’s humorous, like, companies, as a result of they’re all the time inclined to run an excellent enterprise, , and so forth, they’re keen to pay bookkeepers or, , enterprise managers or monetary advisors, , if there isn’t a companion within the group that does that. So, , like a CFO kind. That’s fairly commonplace. However what I type of discovered is, as folks have been hiring me, the companies have been hiring me, I discovered that the enterprise house owners actually should not doing any of this. , so I began to translate, , like, what I’m doing for his or her enterprise and say, “Okay, like, we gotta type of, like, begin paying some consideration to your private aspect of this factor since you’re doing this complete enterprise, finally, to have a optimistic impression in your private situation.”

And it’s like, you’re making good cash, however you’re not making the most of it and investing it nicely and, like, years are passing, and also you’re simply type of, like, , not taking advantage of it since you don’t discover it fascinating or, like, you are feeling such as you’re too busy.” I’m like, “This can be a fairly main factor to type of postpone,” . And I began to understand that, , like, even the neatest folks, folks which are profitable, that make good cash, even they’re not doing it. , like, even they’ve by no means put a price range collectively. And also you’re like, “Wow, it’s fairly superb, , the quantity of people that simply, , both don’t have time or don’t have the inclination, and don’t get round to it.” However it’s loads like train in that means. , everyone knows we have to do it however for no matter cause, it’s simply inconceivable. And 30 years go by, after which you find yourself, like, , 100 kilos obese, and also you’re like, “What occurred?” And also you’re like, “Properly, you by no means exercised and also you ate an excessive amount of.”

Katie: Properly, and I believe this actually is sort of a paradigm shift for lots of people, particularly… Like, I imply, I undoubtedly… My dad and mom had been entrepreneurial in some methods. However I additionally grew up with my dad for lots of these years having a conventional job. And so, I believe this may be like a tough psychological shift to make. However then there’s a lot freedom, like we talked about, when you do. Let’s speak a bit bit about type of the 2 issues I wanna contact on earlier than we wrap up are issues like aspect hustles, which might appear daunting for somebody who’s by no means actually tried that earlier than. It could actually… I believe the unknown is all the time a bit scarier than really attempting that and undertaking one thing. After which additionally speak a bit bit extra concerning the concept of incorporation as a result of we find out about this in a enterprise sense, however speak about how that may be useful on the non-public stage too.

Joe: Sure, so it’s an excellent query. So, the aspect hustle factor, it’s bought a number of advantages. Clearly, the first profit is you probably make more cash after which it can save you more cash. Now, , the plain draw back of is it takes time. However I believe all people must be attempting to do… Properly, I believe everybody must be business-minded, as I mentioned. And I can say, in my case, proudly owning a enterprise and having extra management over my very own earnings and, like, the methods I spend that enterprise’s cash, , has been very worthwhile in rising the wealth, but in addition, an enormous profit to enterprise possession is the advantages you get within the tax class. Enterprise house owners principally simply have the power to pay much less taxes on a proportion foundation than, , your common W2 worker. Why that’s, , it’s exhausting to say. I all the time type of say, , at the very least the nation and the world, they’re run by individuals who have some huge cash, have companies, have a lot of actual property, they usually make legal guidelines, I believe, finally that advantages them greater than anyone else. And also you simply want to determine what they’re and attempt to, , get as a lot profit out of it for your self.

So, enterprise house owners, basically, , they get to generate income, spend cash, and pay tax on the rest. Staff principally, , earn cash, get taxed, after which they get to spend the rest. So if you will get your self right into a enterprise possession scenario, one, , you’ll have extra management over your individual earnings and when factor instances are good, you possibly can hold, more cash for your self, which is an efficient factor, however you’re going to get loads of tax profit. And it’s not simply within the phrases of, like, enterprise tax, , deductions and so forth. Like, enterprise house owners have entry to your retirement financial savings automobiles that assist you to put much more cash away. Like, if you’re an proprietor or, , type of self-employed particular person, and also you’re similar to a single proprietor or proprietor with a partner, utilizing like a solo 401(ok), for instance, you possibly can put as much as $56,000 per you and your partner per yr away. Whereas your common W2 worker can solely put as much as $19,000 away, tax-free that’s.

And that’s simply a tremendous profit. In case you have the cash to place away, the truth that you will get that massive of a tax deduction earlier on in your life and have that more money working for you, I imply, that’s simply an enormous benefit. So, I believe… I take a look at the aspect hustle as, one, you’re gonna make some more money. Two, you’re gonna type of get your entrepreneurial seed planted and put your self at the very least to a point within the enterprise proprietor class. So if in case you have a aspect hustle and also you’re making some cash, however your enterprise is home-based, for instance, nicely, now rapidly, you get to have a house workplace deduction, the place you don’t get to have a house workplace deduction if you happen to’re only a W2 worker, even if you happen to work from home. , a portion of the time, you get to write down off a few of your cellphone. You get to write down us a few of your automobile. Like placing your self on this, , self-employed impartial contractor standing, provides you entry to the potential of saving cash on taxes.

And, , the largest invoice all of us pay yearly is our tax invoice. So, if you happen to’re not placing some thought into tips on how to, like, be best and, , not overpay in your tax invoice, nicely, you’re in all probability probably overpaying there. And you could possibly have saved that cash and put it to give you the results you want, like, in some form of, , investing capability. So, the aspect hustle factor is simply multifaceted. And I believe finally, , for not each profession, are you able to simply transitioning to proudly owning a enterprise or doing consulting, however if you happen to can take what you’re doing and switch that into some form of part-time consulting work, , in a “freelance or impartial contractor capability,” oftentimes your hourly pay for doing that type of work in a consulting capability is much better.

So, I might all the time take a look at, like, what are you doing? Is there a spot for it to be performed on the aspect in a part-time, , consulting capability? If not, , perhaps you attempt to flip a pastime or, , another factor that you are able to do right into a aspect hustle each to earn more money, however then to additionally basically grow to be an impartial contractor/enterprise proprietor. After which if that’s going nicely and also you’re making a sure sum of money with it, there you possibly can obtain extra tax advantages by incorporating your enterprise. And also you additionally obtain legal responsibility safety. So, , that’s just about what incorporation will get you. It will get you whether or not it’s like an Inc., , or a “company” or LLC, Restricted Legal responsibility Firm, it separates your enterprise actions out of your private life.

So, , within the legal responsibility sense, if you happen to bought sued, , for no matter cause, in doing your enterprise and also you weren’t included, nicely, if the particular person suing you bought a judgment towards you, and that judgment exceeded no matter insurance coverage you might need, all of your private property can be uncovered to that lawsuit or that judgment. If you happen to function your enterprise inside an entity like an LLC or a company, nicely, solely the property and, , fairness contained in the LLC can be uncovered to the lawsuits. So, like your private dwelling, or your vehicles, or your financial savings account, no matter, would theoretically not be accessible to the lawsuit as a result of the lawsuit is together with your entity and never with you personally. So lots of people will do their aspect enterprise they usually gained’t incorporate it, they usually simply type of like receives a commission 1099 to their social safety quantity. And, , they’re open to some legal responsibility. Now, relying what you do, the probabilities of you getting sued, , are larger, , or decrease. So, , lawsuits should not a priority in each case, however that’s one cause you incorporate.

The following cause you incorporate is you possibly can obtain even higher tax remedy by incorporating significantly being an S Corp, primarily as a result of, , whenever you’re simply getting 1099 pay and even you’re simply an LLC, like a single-member LLC, you pay self-employment tax on your entire earnings. For no matter cause, once more, I don’t know why however whenever you’re an S corp, that construction requires you to pay a portion of your pay to your self within the type of a W2 paycheck, nevertheless it solely needs to be a sure portion of your revenue. After which the remaining revenue that you simply get will not be topic to self-employment tax. Why that’s, I don’t know. However, , some purchasers of mine who weren’t structured proper, I helped them out, they usually every saved like $20,000 in taxes in 2019, simply by making a easy change like that. So, incorporation, , once more, it will probably assist you to in saving taxes after which additionally create legal responsibility safety for you.

And if you happen to’re stepping into actual property, , actual property is one thing that each could be type of a considerably passive funding factor, however then may grow to be principally somebody’s full-time profession if you find yourself form of actually liking it and rising an enormous actual property portfolio. And, , with actual property, that’s really the place you will have in all probability a number of the best, like, lawsuit potential as a result of, , you will have folks, , in a property, you personal full-time dwelling there. , something may occur, a wide range of issues may occur, and you could possibly get sued. So if in case you have actual property, you actually wanna think about having actual property being an LLC, for certain, and having, like, an excellent asset safety plan in thoughts. Yeah, so the deeper you get within the weeds on, like, … The entire retirement factor, it’s a easy plan.

However the huge part of truly it actually advancing and also you advancing in direction of this monetary independence is essentially depending on investing your cash and getting some good, , funding efficiency. And for most individuals within the investing portion of your retirement plan is both gonna be you placing your cash within the markets, the general public markets, or in personally owned actual property. For me and my spouse, and our household, like, actual property has been the first automobile we’ve invested our cash in. And I believe it outperforms the market, , by and huge. And it actually has for us.

And I ought to say, the opposite factor that I believe is actually essential for folks to be doing apart from making the plan and interested by these items and attempting to earn more cash to advance your financial savings and, , transfer your self in direction of monetary independence sooner, I believe it’s extremely essential for folks to purchase a home. For it appeared like for some time there with the millennials, there was this debate as to the advantages of dwelling possession. That, to me, is sort of a foolish debate. I don’t know precisely how that occurred. However I used to be simply studying some statistics final night time that that pattern is popping round and millennials are beginning to purchase extra homes. And it turned out perhaps the rationale folks thought they weren’t shopping for them is as a result of they’re simply doing issues loads later than different, , earlier generations have performed them.

However proudly owning a home, nicely, there’s an entire number of advantages to it. However primarily, what you’re doing is, , most certainly except you reside at dwelling for, , a extremely lengthy time period otherwise you’re in some lease management, which is difficult to search out, you’re most certainly gonna be paying like market value for lease, , to your housing cost, no matter that’s. And whenever you purchase a house, basically what you do is you exchange a cost that you simply’re going to should make anyway into a extremely good funding. And I similar to… , I all the time prefer to stress this, , as a part of any plan, like, anybody who’s interested by saving and attempting to, like, get this, , retirement factor superior, if you happen to don’t personal a house, you actually must be interested by attempting to personal one. And if you happen to’re younger, you wanna personal one as quickly as you possibly can.

And I believe for many younger folks, what they need to do first is they need to purchase a multi-family home, like a two to four-unit property. Dwell in a single property, lease the opposite models and have that be their first each funding, , in actual property however, , simply funding, generally. And finally, that’ll grow to be , as they wanna transfer and hopefully, perhaps transfer into a distinct home, an even bigger home, no matter it’s they want, that multifamily property will likely be, , the primary piece of their actual property portfolio. And the federal government presently incentivizes us a lot to personal actual property by tax breaks.

And for first-time homebuyers, you will get into actual property so low-cost, , for, like, as little as 3.5% down. It’s like the mathematics of proudly owning versus renting, it’s thus far into the column of proudly owning. Like, it’s not even humorous, And I really… I all the time prefer to say I’m the type of particular person I do the mathematics on just about the whole lot. I believe you are able to do the mathematics in absolutely anything. And I’ve performed the mathematics and it’s very compelling for dwelling possession. And if you happen to do it in a multifamily sense, it’s like, , massively compelling. Sorry, that was a bit sidebar, however I needed to throw that in there.

Katie: Yeah, I’ve performed that math too. I completely agree. And I do know you will have loads of… You’ve written about this in your web site, which we should always have talked about already, however I’ll guarantee that’s linked within the present notes. For all you guys listening, I’ve been taking notes, and people are all at within the present notes, in addition to hyperlink to his web site, which has so many weblog posts and even have programs on all of this to assist hold it shifting ahead. I’ll make certain folks can discover you and continue learning.

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As we navigate to the top of our time, one other query I’d like to ask purely selfishly as a result of I’m an avid reader is, are there any e book or quite a few books which have had a dramatic impression in your life? And in that case, what are they and why?

Joe: Sure, there’s been a bunch. I might say, although… I’ll offer you just a few. They’re not all cash associated too, by the best way. One which I learn, like, proper out of school was this e book known as “What Do I Say Subsequent?” And it’s principally concerning the artwork of dialog. And, , I used to be stepping into my profession and I used to be pondering, , like, all people, I imply, I’ve anxieties to this, that, and the opposite. , it’s not simple to go and make issues occur. So I learn this e book to only attempt to work on my small speak and it truthfully had a extremely huge impression in my life. As a result of it allowed small speak to be simple and it simply, like, type of gave me a bunch of instruments to, like, speak with folks simply. And that’s the means you get so many issues performed and make issues occur in your life is by having good conversations with folks, growing relationships, after which constructing partnerships with totally different folks that, you, , proceed on with time beyond regulation. In order that was a extremely huge e book. And it’s humorous in the present day, like, with social media and stuff and the truth that I’ve employed loads of younger folks, like, post-social media period, the artwork of dialog is certainly, , beginning to decline a bit bit. Hopefully, we flip that round.

However one other one, it’s a extremely primary e book, quite common, however “Wealthy Dad, Poor Dad” is a reasonably good e book about getting your head into the entrepreneurship and being business-minded people, , not pondering “like a employee,” pondering like a enterprise proprietor. I believe that applies, , in so many features of life. Although, I’ll say I believe “Wealthy Dad, Poor Dad” may very well be answerable for folks pondering that proudly owning a house will not be a good suggestion as a result of he made this well-known assertion in there about, “Your own home is your largest expense, not your largest asset.” I don’t suppose that’s correct in any respect. So, don’t take note of that half. After which “Your Cash or Your Life” by Vicki Robin is a extremely good one to consider how, , whenever you’re shopping for stuff, you don’t want you actually simply buying and selling your future time. After which lastly, a latest e book known as “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle. It’s extra of a religious e book, and principally about understanding, like, , our egos, primary, and likewise, like, attempting to know tips on how to, like, be extra current and all that in life. It’s a extremely, actually fascinating e book that blew my thoughts. So I might suggest that tremendously.

Katie: I like it. That one by Eckhart Tolle has come up a number of instances lately on this podcast. In order that’s gonna transfer to the highest of my record. Sufficient folks I belief have advisable it. And I believe…

Joe: That one and “The Energy of Now,” they form of, like, nearly work collectively. However yeah, I prefer it.

Katie: Superior. Properly, I’ll make certain these are linked within the present notes. And I’m getting on my Kindle proper now. And I believe the proper place to wrap up is what you simply talked about, once more, and likewise you talked about earlier within the episode of contemplating issues so far as their worth in time, not their worth in cash. And if we consider time as our most respected asset, which it’s, we will’t substitute it. We will’t purchase extra. That basically reframes it. And am I keen to commerce this period of time of my life for this possession, which can be going to take up time to take care of?

Joe: It’s actually when you will have children and also you’re like, “Do I wanna purchase this and have much less time with my child proper now for this object?” , oftentimes, the reply isn’t any.

Katie: Precisely. And I do know for all the ladies listening, there have been research that our stress ranges are immediately associated to the quantity of stuff we’ve in our home. And conversely, the much less stuff, the much less stress. So, I believe whenever you mix that, the concept of time and the concept of stress, it makes a robust case for minimizing these issues and actually simply specializing in the core issues which results in us being happier, but in addition to getting to those targets quicker. And like I mentioned in the beginning, I believe this is a vital side of well being as nicely, monetary well being and the psychological well being hooked up to that. And it’s one I haven’t talked about that a lot on this podcast. And so I’m very grateful to you in the present day for coming and sharing your sensible techniques. I’ll hyperlink to a few of my favourite weblog posts you will have within the present notes. You guys can continue learning there. And, , continue learning from Joe, attain out on his website and continue learning. However Joe, thanks a lot to your time in the present day. This was so nice.

Joe: Completely. Thanks for having me. I do know the enterprise aspect of issues will not be all the time coated, so I actually respect you giving me a possibility to return in and speak about it.

Katie: Thanks for being right here. And thanks as all the time, after all, to these of you listening, for sharing, as we talked about your most respected asset, your time with each of us in the present day. We’re so grateful for you. We’re so grateful that you simply did. And I hope that you’ll be part of me once more on the following episode of the “Wellness Mama Podcast.”

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