How to Overcome the Top 5 Financial Fears #MoneyMonday



What Are You Afraid Of?

Freddy Kreuger. Public speaking. There are a lot of things we can be afraid of, but money isn’t one of them.

Are you currently dealing with any of these fears?

1. Losing your job
2. Running out of money
3. Something happening to you
4. Caring for your parents
5. Failure

Watch this week’s episode of #MoneyMonday to find out how to face and ultimately overcome these fears.

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MoneyMonday – The ’13 Benji Awards – The Stocks You Wish You Bought Last Year

Daniel Day Lewis may have won an Oscar for his role as Lincoln, but around here, we’re more concerned with the Benjamins, as in Franklin and the $100 bills with his face on them.

Here is my annual installment of the Benji awards. All of the stocks you wish you would have bought last year.

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MoneyMonday – What Do You Get the Person that WANTS Everything…A Financial Plan!

The holiday season is here again and it’s time to figure out what to get for those important people on your list.  I know it can be difficult to come up with gift ideas for the person that has everything.  It’s even harder to come up with ideas for the person that WANTS everything (that won’t break the bank of course).  This year, get them something that they both desperately need, but probably won’t buy for themselves….a financial plan!

To help those financially challenged people on your list, I’ve developed a new wealth building membership program called Financial Personal Training. It’s like working with a personal trainer at your gym, but for your financial health. A P90X workout program for your wallet, so-to-speak.

Think about it: Do you know anyone (including yourself) that has been trying to get any of the to-do items below done, but needs some quality advice and guidance to finally do so?

If so, then Financial Personal Training is for them (or you)!

“What do you get for the person that wants everything?…A financial plan!” – Rob Wilson

As a member in the program, you’ll receive access to exclusive monthly training webinars where we’ll discuss important financial topics with ample time for Q&A.  Each member receives a private monthly coaching session where I’ll work with you on your specific financial goals and aspirations, such as those listed above.  That’s only the beginning!  For a complete list of benefits, check out the program website at

Normally, the monthly investment for a life changing program like this would be fairly expensive.  But because I appreciate you guys so much for joining me on this wealth building journey, I’ve set the normal price at the level of $97/month.

But wait there’s more!

Since it’s the holiday season, and I know how much you love those Black Friday deals, I’m offering the first three months of the program at an astonishingly low  $49/month! And, so that no one get’s hurt rushing through the virtual doors, I’m giving you until the end of Cyber Monday to secure your spot in the program at this discount.  However, just like the $99 televisions at Wal-Mart, there are only a limited number of spots available, so don’t treat this like homework and wait until the last minute.

Do You Have the Discipline to Invest?

Do You Have the Discipline to Invest?

I’m guessing that you wouldn’t try to walk a tightrope across Niagra Falls if you weren’t extremely disciplined.  Although it’s not always as life threatening, investing, too, requires a great deal of discipline.  Here’s an article on investing advice that I was recently quoted in where I discuss this topic:

Top 50 Tips on How to Invest in the Stock Market

There is so much advice on stock market investing that makes it sound simple. “Buy Low, Sell High” is one of the most often heard, but also the most useless. Of all the books that I’ve read on how to invest in the stock market, at least half of them didn’t give one piece of concrete, useful information (you can see my list of favorite books on investing here). This is why I surveyed dozens of market pros to uncover some concrete stock market tips that you can actually use. The following insights are the result of this project.

#39 “In periods of uncertainty, the only thing that can save you is your discipline. you must determine how much you are willing to lose before selling, and you MUST stick to it. Those that didn’t adhere to a discipline in 2008 and even during the dot com era lost a lot of money. You can protect yourself on the downside, using strategies such as stop loss orders, by sicking to your discipline. Discipline is important on the up side as well. You can’t get too greedy when you have a winner. You must be able to decide when it’s time to take money off the table.”
Rob Wilson

You can check out the other top 49 tips over at Investing IQ by clicking HERE.

MoneyMonday – Top 5 Things Men Are Bad At With Money

Father’s Day is a great time to celebrate the things that dads do well.

But since no one is perfect, even the best dad could use a little financial advice.

Here are my top 5 things that men aren’t good at when it comes to money, and how they can do better!

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Mark Zuckerberg Gets His Billions Today, Are Ready to Get Yours?

I shouldn’t be shocked at the hype over the Facebook IPO today, but I am.  It’s on every channel.  I think that I even heard that Bert and Ernie were on Sesame Street discussing where they think the shares will open this morning.

It’s an amazing story…the American Dream.  Go to a great school, dream up a great idea, start a great company, take it public, make a billion.  I’m extremely happy for Mark and the countless other Facebook executives, employees and early investors that with become financially independent today.  They deserve it.  I’ve been able build my business and also meet and keep in touch with a number of very special people in my life because of Facebook, and for that I am grateful.

I think some of you that have been asking about how to buy shares in this company are missing the point.  Sure, shares in Facebook may turn out to be a good investment. I wish that I had a crystal ball and could reduce the uncertainty in that for you.  What I am certain about however, is that we are smack dab in the middle of a time period that provides you with an unprecedented opportunity to live the type of life that you want to live…by investing in yourself, and your ideas and your passion…rather than in the shares of someone else’s.

There is no reason that you cannot be the next Mark Zuckerberg.

Think of it this way:

Because of Google, information is largely free.  You can learn how to do almost anything online for free (ALMOST: I don’t think that I want to have surgery from an online educated physician).  In fact, you can take REAL courses from Harvard and MIT online for FREE (video:  Remember that excuse about not being able to afford school, especially a good school…GONE.

If you want to be a star, and you’d like to be on TV.  You don’t have to wait for anyone to decide you are ready.  You can create your own channel on YouTube.  Remember that excuse that you’re waiting to be “discovered”…GONE…Just ask Justin Bieber (

If you have a great idea and you want to start a business, yes, you need money to do that.  But you no longer have to have a rich uncle or the cell phone number of a wealth venture capitalist. You can put your idea out the the world, and they can decide if they like it.  If so, they’ll help you build it.  Just ask the guys that had a great idea for a smart watch that connects to your iPhone or Android phone and raised 10 MILLION DOLLARS to make their idea a reality. (  Remember that excuse about not having the money to start your dream business…GONE

There are countless other examples but the point is this;

You have no more excuses for not reaching for the life that you deserve.

The internet is the most significant, game changing, playing field leveling invention perhaps in history.  You can do things, largely for free, that would have been unthinkable only a few short years ago.

So if you don’t pick up any Facebook shares today, don’t fret.  The opportunities are still there, waiting for you.

You have the ability and the tools at your fingertips to make your life’s profile page look exactly how you want it to look.

Now go and hit the “Like” button on that.

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MoneyMonday: JP Morgan Chase Loses More Money Than Terrell Owens

Lots of financial tomfoolery last week in money:

JP Morgan Chase makes a $2 Billion trading blunder

Mother of Terrell Owens’ child received $1 million in child support, still wants more money, appears on Dr. Phil show.

Yahoo CEO fired for lying on his resume.

What is the world is wrong with these people? Find out in this week’s Money Monday.

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MoneyMonday – Invest Like a Lady, Spend Like a Man

In his book and new movie, Steve Harvey tells women that they should “Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man.”

Here’s my take on the topic when it comes to your money. Most of us should Invest Like a Lady, Spend Like A Man.” Check the video to find out why!

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