Highlights of today’s show:
- Don’t forget to give thanks for what you have this week
- How I experienced the power of cash when selling my car
- How you can increase your retirement savings 1% in 2013
- Join me in fighting back against the holiday marketing machine
- I need your help in creating the 2012 year end podcast
From time to time I have so much that I would like to discuss on the podcast that I just take an episode to cover it all. This podcast is one of those episodes. We discuss the power of cash, Thanksgiving, how to get through the holidays, ways to contribute just 1% more to retirement in 2013, and how I can use your help for the year end podcast all in today’s episode.
I talk a lot about the power of cash and the deals you can experience when you pay with cash. But a few weeks back I was able to be on the other side of the experience when trying to sell my car. I share my story of how having cash in my hand led me to knock $400 off my asking price.
We also discuss ways to increase your savings 1% in 2013. My challenge to the podcast listeners is to increase your savings by 1% in the upcoming year. The good thing is that there are some simple ways to increase your savings rate without even missing the money.
Also, with Thanksgiving upon us this week, it is always good to take some time and remind yourself what you are thankful for. Often when it comes to our finances we compare ourselves to those who have more, but whatever your situation is you have to be thankful for what you’ve got.
Speaking of the holidays, are you participating in the Holiday Challenge? This is a way to bring the listeners to the podcast together to fight against the holiday blues and find encouragement to battle against the marketing machine.
Finally, I need your help for the final podcast of 2012. I’m trying to collect testimonials from you, the listener, on what you have done to improve your finances in 2012 as well as finding out what your goals are for 2013. Please take 2 minutes and fill out the contact form with your answers. I plan on reading all of them on the final edition of the podcast this year. My goal is to read off 100 of these so thank you in advance for your participation.
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If you have any comments, questions, or ideas for future shows you can send them to me and I will integrate them into a future show. There are two ways to get in touch with me:
1.) Email me at JWFinancialcoaching@gmail.com – Please put “podcast” in the subject line and keep your questions brief so they are readable on air.
2.) Simply fill out the form on the contact page. Please fill out your name, email, and your question/comment/suggestion and we will read it on air.
You can find prior editions of the podcast at the podcast archive page.