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Start Winning with Money – Entered in 2017 ATAI Book Award Contest

4 Stars

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Donnie Masters

Donnie Masters’ Start Winning with Money is a helpful educational guide that teaches readers how to better manage their finances. In it, Masters debunks some popular misconceptions about debt, investment, and money, then sets the record straight. He provides useful tips for budgeting, saving, and spending hard-earned money in productive ways. Masters’ knowledgeable advice will give readers the methods and wisdom they need to start winning with their own money – and keep doing so.

There were some instances in Start Winning with Money where the narration seemed a bit distracted; Donnie Masters seemed to keep going slightly off track before springing back to the subject at hand. Also, perhaps Masters relied a bit too heavily on personal opinion in some places, such as when he discussed Dave Ramsey or public education. This didn’t necessarily harm the book, but sticking solely to more factual evidence would probably have been more effective in these cases.

What makes Start Winning with Money so great, though, is that it’s genuine; this isn’t a book full of fluff by someone who has never lived what they’re preaching to readers. Early in the book, Donnie Masters shares how he, at one point, lost his job, marriage, and house all in the span of three weeks, then had to rebuild his life from the ground up. He learned a lot during his ascent, and passes it on to his readers in this book. So, aside from good advice, there’s an extra layer of real-life experience woven into Start Winning with Money that makes it all the more trustworthy. It’s also written in a casual, friendly tone that makes it easier to absorb and understand the information presented. At its core, though, Start Winning with Money is about the reader taking initiative in their own lives. As Donnie Masters wrote, “It’s up to you, and only you, to choose to live a better financial life.” Start Winning with Money is an invaluable tool to help you do just that.

Originally critiqued by a member of the Authors Talk About It team.

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Millionaires & Money: Sex, Sales & Seduction

Today’s Featured Author and Book

Millionaires & Money: Sex, Sales & Seduction

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Book Description:

Would You Rather Have Sex OR Money? 

Now that I’ve got your attention I’m not going to ask you to choose one or the other but I am going to challenge you to think about why these two words, two of the most powerful words on the planet aren’t talked about more often. My guess is that it’s uncomfortable and most of us would rather stay in our comfort zone then do something that disrupts our own thought patterns and those of society. The thought patterns that keep us stuck at our current level of performance wishing, hoping and dreaming for more. 

Sex and Money. Everyone wants it but very few know how to get AND keep it. Most of us grew up thinking that we couldn’t have amazing relationships in our personal life while making millions of dollars at the same time. You can. By sharing their passion, stories, and expertise you’ll soon discover how fifteen millionaires from across the globe have done just that and openly talk about it because it isn’t just money it’s your life! And it isn’t just sex it’s a passion for making love with your partner that benefits your bank account and bottom line. 

If you know you want more then …. You owe it to yourself to read Millionaires & Money! And then apply the principles so you too can have both more sex and more money!

Notes: Previous interview:

Melissa Krivachek


Melissa Krivachek is a high performance coach, speaker, and international best-selling author who loves pushing people beyond their perceived limits in every area of life.


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Rob and Janelle



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Small Business Big Pressure: Faith-based Business Book


Small Business Big Pressure:

Faith-based Business Book


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Book Description:

Small Business is what makes our country great. However, the challenges facing the entrepreneur are overwhelming. Business schools don’t prepare an owner for the real world. Every single entrepreneur will experience an extreme amount of worry, pressure, and confusion. It is a matter of time before the entrepreneur suffers a breakdown. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Small Business Big Pressure is a collision of wisdom and knowledge designed for the 20 year veteran or the soon-to-be entrepreneur. When the business owner aligns all facets of his company with God, something special happens.

In the context of aligning with God’s will, with Small Business Big Pressure you will be able:

  • How to build a mission and vision statement
  • How to accomplish personal and professional goals
  • Understand how to read and use financial statements
  • Understand how to properly hire, train, and fire employees
  • How to build a company identity and inspire the team

Not only will this book give you solid principles, it teaches you from a real tested-in-the trenches entrepreneur how to put these principles in practice today! You will be compelled to keep the book close by through your entire career as a unique reference source and a source of inspiration!


“Darryl Lyons is a rock star in the financial world, and he’s built an incredible team and business that’s helping a lot of people. This book is the playbook for how he did it–and how you can do it, too.”

– Dave Ramsey, New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio show host

“Darryl Lyons is a rock-star business leader that successfully blends the values of his faith with the pressures of running a business.”

– Roger P. Whitney, The Retirement Answer Man


Janelle’s Review:

A powerful, practical and profound book, Darryl Lyons’ Small Business Big Pressure: A Faith-Based Approach to Guide the Ambitious Entrepreneur, is a must have.  Small business owners often become overwhelmed and confused as they try to balance building their company, managing their employees, loving their family and embracing their spirituality.  Though many business speakers, coaches and books remove or leave out the spiritual perspectives in work and business Lyons has done the complete opposite.  Interwoven throughout the four main parts to Small Business Big Pressure, prayer and God’s support will be discovered by readers in their destination, their dollars, their dialogue and their overall personal and business identity.    

Darryl Lyons’ faith in his religion and Christian beliefs is brilliantly evident in his book.  At the end of each section, Lyons shares an action item that correlates to the practical and enlightening business advice explained in that segment.  Included as a part of the action item, readers will find a prayer to help them successfully take said action.  Small Business Big Pressure lays out Earthly and practical components to build and captain a fantastic entrepreneurial ship while fully embracing the reader’s faith and dependence on God.  Yet, Lyons expresses that the prayers are not meant to be “God, Help me!” prayers, but instead are “designed for the entrepreneur to be completely dependent on the almighty Creator as the Source.”  Small Business Big Pressure will undoubtedly help you reveal your destination, embrace the spiritual aspects of money, develop beautiful and powerful communication throughout your company, and craft an identity that you, your employees and your clients will deeply love. 

The Mastermind behind Small Business Big Pressure:

Darryl Lyons

Author of Small Business Big Pressure.  Endorsed by 2 NY Times bestselling authors (Dave Ramsey & Dan Miller), an NBA Hall of Famer, and 16 successful business owners.  His business is considered one of the best places to work in San Antonio and one of the fastest growing companies in the city (SA Business Journal). Top 100 John Maxwell Leadership Award Winner. He has been a contributor for the Good Men Project and the San Antonio Express News.  Darryl was recognized as one of the top 40 business people under 40 and the mayor of San Antonio named a park, the Darryl W Lyons Park, after his work helping to redevelop part of the city.

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Top 10 Author Interviews for 2015


Top 10 Author Interviews for 2015

We decided to share our top 10 author interviews for 2015.  It was exceptionally challenging to choose only 10 as we interview hundreds of authors and dearly LOVED so many of them.  

This is not about the top 10 books, but rather the authors themselves and their interviews. Every single one of these interviews are ones you should put on your “must hear” list…and perhaps, you’ll put their books on your “must read” list 🙂

We’ve opted to share these on the show as well as here in the shownotes in order of interview date versus in order of our favorites.  

Tash McAdam


Book Description:

Telepaths, torture, mindwipes … the Institute has it all, and they use each of their brainwashed children as weapons, the way they see fit. To control society, repress its people. To make certain that they stay in power, no matter the cost. Serena’s baby brother Damon is one of those children, and these days he’s so altered that he doesn’t even recognize her.

When it comes to getting Damon away from those who kidnapped him, there’s nothing Serena won’t do. Even if she has to kill him to save him. First, though, she must prove to her father that she has what it takes to be a soldier against the insidious threat of the Institute. Her first mission has to be perfect.

But with inaccurate intelligence, unexpected storms, and Gav Belias, people’s hero of the Watch, on the prowl, will she even survive? If she doesn’t succeed, they’ll never let her go after her brother.

And that would be unthinkable, when it was her fault that he was taken in the first place.

Slam is Tash McAdam’s first work with Glass House Press, and serves as a prequel to her series The Psionics, with the first book, Maelstrom, due in 2015.

Michaelbrent Collings


Book Description:

The Douglas family just wants to live their lives, and maybe find a bit of happiness. But when the ghost in their home breaks out of a centuries-long sleep, all hope for happiness will die. Because the thing that haunts them is not just evil… It is something much, much worse. Watching them from the shadows. Hungry to start killing once more. And thirsty for the blood of the children, the blood he has so long been denied. The thing that haunts them is not just evil. It is twisted.

Michael Modzelewski


Book Description:

A memoir of my life as a Cosmo Bachelor with some names and locations changed to protect the not so innocent along with the innocent.

Jane Carroll

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Book Description:

Bertha-Size Your Life! Is a book of personal transformation that reads like a series of entertaining and humorous stories. Bertha, a zany redhead, mysteriously appears in the narrator’s life during a walk in the park. Quicker than a man can hand off a baby with a dirty diaper, she has moved into the narrator’s empty nest and the fun begins. 

You never know what Bertha will think up next from flying a hot air balloon to singing to her begonia, she’s always up to something. Bertha delights in standing on her soapbox while dispensing down-home wisdom and perky advice, explaining The Law of Attraction in a refreshing, humor-filled, practical way that has the reader going aha! instead of humph! 

Throw in a conniving nemesis, an antagonistic cat, lime green spandex and high-heels and you’ve got a book that’s sure to tickle your funny bone and leave you wearing your thinking cap as you read and reread each vignette. 

James Goi Jr.

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Book Description:

How to Attract Money Using Mind Power may be the most concise, usable book of its kind. It sums up key points taught in countless mind power, metaphysics, and success books. It shows how to apply this knowledge to attract money. In twenty brief chapters, the science of attracting money is presented in such a simple, straightforward way, that any person of average intelligence will be able to grasp and use these profound teachings. Now, using the techniques given in this astounding little book, anyone can attract all the money they want by harnessing the power of their own mind.

Melissa Krivachek

Melissa Bold

Book Description:

BOLD Is The New Sexy! Everyone dares to be great but very few ever have the courage to step into their greatness.” Have you ever wondered what it was like to jump off a cliff and soar or take a leap of faith knowing it will work out? Following the principles shared within the book the authors have created the life and lifestyle they truly desired. But it wasn’t the titles, accolades, power, or money they’ve acquired that has made them BOLD because when they first started they had none of that yet they jumped anyway. 

Sharing their passions, stories, and expertise you’ll discover why BOLD is the new sexy! You don’t have to be smart, sassy, strong or sophisticated to be BOLD but as a result of being BOLD you become all of that and so much more. In fact you’ll find yourself running up the cliff without fear ready to take on the world as you explore opportunities you never knew existed while playing with a child-like behavior, and what was once just a dream soon becomes your reality. If you know you deserve better than mediocrity, excuses and the BS stories you tell yourself then…….. you owe it to yourself to get BOLD! 

Ernie Lojoi

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Book Description:

The Preyers, Lijoi’s latest blockbuster in his best-selling crime thriller series based on his true life service as a deep cover undercover cop using his guise of Eddie Pannoni, drug dealer and gun-runner extraordinaire.

Targeted for assassination because of his success in infiltrating the organized crime families, resulting in their arrests and imprisonment, Pannoni (Lijoi) has had enough. Five innocent people are killed as the drug lords from Columbia unleash their killer, seeking revenge. 
First they murder New England’s main narcotics connection. Then they take out his partner. Then it’s time to punch Eddie Pannoni’s ticket. But Eddie is no novice to the gun game. 

Eddie (Detective Ernie Lijoi, Sr.) and his partner Detective Jack Wade decide not to wait for the Columbians to send their henchmen, but to go after the drug syndicate with all guns blazing. It’s a fight to the finish and the devil takes the hindmost.

Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson

Designer Relationships

Book Description:

Contemporary relationships are in a state of rapid evolution. These changes can and should empower people with the opportunity to develop partnerships based on their own sexualities, understandings, and agreements. This makes it possible to create what Kenneth Haslam, founder of the Kinsey Institute’s Polyamory Archive, has called “designer relationships.”

Designer relationships may encompass: people who bond emotionally but not sexually; people who agree to be non-exclusive; single people who have occasional lovers or friends with benefits; multiple partner configurations where long-term bonds exist among all or some; partnerships in which people are kinky and that make room to explore kink.

The possibilities are limitless, and thinking about a partnership as something people can craft allows for flexibility and change. Relationships can open and close or have varying degrees and kinds of openness as circumstances demand. In the context of a designer relationship, decisions are made mutually, consciously, and deliberately. Best-selling authors and nationally known relationship experts Patricia Johnson and Mark A. Michaels are exemplars of this life choice, and have studied polyamory for over 20 years. This book explains exactly how you and your loved ones can design your own life and love.

Paul Margolis

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Book Description:

Three years ago, Jack was a brilliant young detective with the LAPD. Now he plays poker to make ends meet, and to forget the horrific event that ended his police career. Out of the blue Jack gets a call from his father Joseph Pearl, a distinguished Harvard professor who is in Los Angeles for a philosophy conference. The two haven’t spoken in years yet Pearl seems anxious to discuss some matter in person, behavior strangely out of character for the emotionally-distant dad who Jack still blames for the family tragedy that tore them apart. But when the philosopher fails to show up and can’t be found, Jack knows something is wrong and feels compelled to find him. 

As his shaky detective instincts kick in, Jack tracks down a beautiful yet troubled Yale grad student named Claire who was having a clandestine affair with Pearl. Together they search for the man they both have issues with and uncover secrets and lies in the world of philosophy, including a trail of murder and no shortage of colleagues who wanted Pearl dead. The more Jack risks his life for answers, the more he fights old demons and his growing attraction to Claire. Then just as he learns the shocking truth behind his father’s disappearance, Jack finds himself drawn back into the haunting, unsolved case that got him kicked off the force. 

Impossible to put down, THE NAKED PHILOSOPHER is a gut-wrenching, heart-stopping crime thriller about family and revenge that keeps the reader guessing to the very last page.

Bill Cortright

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Book Description:

In Bill Cortright’s new book, TRUTH: The Ten Minute Life Plan, we explore the real reasons we procrastinate. How diet, exercise, self-talk, childhood programs, and stress will cause us to procrastinate. You are going to gain easy-to-use tools that will help you break through and break out. If you claim any of these tendencies, this simple book will change your life. 

• Put things off to the point you rush in “panic mode” to complete them? 
• Daydream about what you are going to do one day but never seem to get it done? 
• Get lost with distractions such as computer games, social media, television, movies, etc.? 
• Start a new diet or proclaim the same New Year’s Resolutions every year? Do you lose weight and gain weight on a regular cycle? Are you overweight? 
• Make “To Do Lists” that are never completed? Do you feel overwhelmed with so much to do but get little accomplished? 
• Believe that there is a “magic time” when things will get done? 
• Put off what you should do now with a set time in your head for when you will make up for the lost time?

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to subscribe to Authors Talk About It via iTunes (or, rate and review the show and choose at least one of the above interviews to listen to.  Then, pick up a copy of their book!

The question remains – Will you accept your mission?

Rob and Janelle

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Finish College Early, Save Thousands and Graduate with No Debt


College, Quicker: 24 Practical Ways to Save Money and Get Your Degree Faster

Kate Stephens

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Book Description:

On her first day of college, Kate Stephens had no government aid, no private scholarships, no significant savings―and no idea how she was going to pay for her education. But she graduated with zero debt in just two years. Her secret? Finding faster, less expensive ways to earn credits toward her degree.

In College, Quicker, Stephens guides you to an affordable education, sharing practical tips on how to:

•Design your graduation plan. Are you still in high school? Already in college? Get the lowdown on how colleges’ transfer credit policies work and sample schedules to organize your plan.

•Choose the credit-earning options that work best for you. Are you a good test taker? Do you feel cooped up in classrooms? Basics, benefits, and bottom-line financial savings help you weigh the pros and cons of each option.

•Get started now! Hit the ground running with step-by-step instructions plus insider tips, common mistakes to avoid, and bonus opportunities.

24 Money-Saving Options for ANY Kind of Student:

•AP and IB exams
•Dual enrollment
•Military transcripts
•Prior learning portfolios
•Alternative spring breaks
•And more!

The Mastermind behind College, Quicker: 24 Practical Ways to Save Money and Get Your Degree Faster

Kate Stephens

After just two years of college, Kate Stephens graduated summa cum laude from Northwest University, earning the title of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges and special recognition for earning the highest GPA in her graduating class. At twenty, with her BA in business administration in hand, she explored her interests through internships and, ultimately, earned a position as event director with a Seattle-area chamber of commerce. She lives outside of Seattle.

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The question remains – Will you accept your mission?

Rob and Janelle


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MemoryBanc: Your Workbook for Organizing Life



Your Workbook for Organizing Life

Kay Bransford

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Book Description:

Secure your financial and online assets with MemoryBanc Your Workbook For Organizing Life. Today, more than $58 billion is sitting with state and federal treasurers representing bank accounts, insurance, tax returns, and retirement accounts that were lost in the shuffle of a move, personal crisis, or death. Nearly half of adults over forty can expect to face a short-term disability before they reach sixty-five and 70 percent of American’s over sixty-five will need three years of care and support. MemoryBanc makes it easy to document accounts, usernames, and medical history so they can be easily found or shared should they ever be needed by a spouse or loved one. It also helps couples that divide and conquer stay on the same page and gives individuals a way to easily hand over important information should it ever be needed. With the help of MemoryBanc, readers no longer have to store their information in their heads, on their phones, in a file, or under a keyboard―they now have one place that captures it all. Find out how easily it is to secure your assets with MemoryBanc Your Workbook For Organizing Life.


Access the guide to know what to save and what to shred here:

The Mastermind behind Memory Banc:

Kay Bransford

Kay H. Bransford, is the author of best-selling book, “MemoryBanc: Your Workbook for Organizing Life.” Bransford’s parents had done everything their estate lawyer, financial and insurance advisors had recommended, but when she needed to step in and help she didn’t have the information she needed, so she created a system to help her. When friends and colleagues started to ask for the system, she launched MemoryBanc which AARP Foundation named an “Older-Adult Focused Innovation.” 

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The question remains – Will you accept your mission?

Rob and Janelle


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It Is What It Is and Now They’re Sailing the World

It Is What It Is and Now They’re Sailing the World

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Colin Rath is a successful entrepreneur, Manhattan real estate developer, and author. He grew up in Connecticut and started his first business—a house painting and refurbishing company—while still in college.

After graduation, he took over the reins at Better Lists, Inc, a busy direct mail and fulfillment company, and his leadership propelled the firm into a multi-million dollar business. In 1998 he changed careers and obtained a Series 7 license. He bought a seat on the Chicago MidAm trading floor and traded with his own money. Eight years later he decided to branch out into Manhattan real estate development. He bought his first project for $700,000 and sold it nine years later for a whopping $7,000,000.

Colin possesses experience and knowledge of development projects, the banking and construction industries, marketing, public relations, Manhattan experience and insights, along with a willingness to take risks and an unusual level of commitment and self-motivation. These factors him to the successful completion of his green dream project and to its subsequent silver lining.

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Want to read some of Colin’s sailing/traveling articles? Check these out:

Sail On, Aspen

Transatlantic Race 2015

Dominican Tree House Village

Let the Weather – not your timetable – Determine Your Schedule


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The Secret Blueprint to More…



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What’s stopping you from living the amazing life you deserve – or – having the free time you deserve – or – making the money you deserve – or – having the happiness you deserve? It’s the hidden barriers that everyone has, most people don’t understand and that cause most (if not all) of the visible barriers to success. This book will empower you and help you unlock the keys to overcoming the Hidden Barriers to More (_____*) that are blocking you from taking your business or personal life to the next level. In these pages, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to break through the barriers and succeed! I challenge you to start your journey today – you’ll be glad you did! Namaste, Chris M. Sprague

Chris Sprague

Chris M. Sprague is the International Transformation and Empowerment Ambassador, keynote speaker, best-selling author and a pioneer in the study of how people are wired. His purpose in life is to inspire and empower people to understand how they are wired and, in turn, transform their life. Through research, personal experience and working with countless clients, Chris has discovered that once you understand how you are wired, you will be able to eliminate many frustrations and transform your life and business. Chris is also a thought leader and accomplished professional speaker delivering a message of transformation and hope for the future. He speaks to audiences from 10 to over 10,000 and empowers people to transform their future by transforming their thoughts using an open, honest, straight-forward approach to change.

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Attract Money Using Mind Power

We shared our special guest, James Goi Jr., with you today.  We had a blast talking with him about how you can attract money using mind power.  However, near the end of our conversation, Janelle became very emotional.  If you want to know why, you will have to listen in and find out.


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Did you know there are laws of money?

They include:

Money goes where it flows.

Money goes where it is appreciated.

Money goes where it is respected.

Money goes where it is given out from.


We talked about the importance of knowing what your relationship with money is.  It is a vital key to having a happy and healthy experience in your financial life.  If you mistreat your lover, he/she will most likely go away…so why mistreat your money?  If you do, it will likely go away or not flow in, too!

Become a conscious creator in your life and use your mind power to create the financial life you want to have!  Now mind you, mind power is an art as well as a science.  There is no genie in a lamp.  It takes effort and awareness..and trust!

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James Goi Jr. is the author of How to Attract Money Using Mind Power, and he is on a mission to help people everywhere to lead more prosperous and rewarding lives. James believes that, in a modern society, financial abundance can either directly or indirectly lead to abundance in all other areas of life. James shares his valuable knowledge through his various writings, youtube videos, frequent radio interviews and so on. James publishes the free monthly Mind Power & Money Ezine.  Learn more at

Honoring your bank account,

Drs. Janelle + Rob Alex, Ph.D.

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It Is My Money and I Want It

You want more money.  So, you think you have to work harder, get a better job, sell your stuff, budget yourself sick and so on.  Harris Glasser says, “No, no, no!”  He wants you to know how to do more, live more and do better with the same income as others.

But, how??  Is it really possible?  You betcha.

Most people have a lack of awareness of just how much money they really spend. They think their spending behavior is normal.  Of course, commercialism sucks the majority of people into what is known as consumer excess.  You have way more than you need.  On the other hand, Harris doesn’t suggest you live like a monk either.

He shares a tip towards the end of the show that came from his father when Harris was just a young man.  It is powerful!! This is an awesome episode, and one you really deserve to listen to…your money deserves it too.

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Harris Glasser is a lighthearted, successful businessman with 46 years of personal experience handling various financial situations for both himself and others – and getting the desired results.  Easy, and at times really fun, his approaches weren’t learned in school but were mastered through practiced efforts with real-life experiences.  Learn more at

Honoring our money,

Drs. Rob + Janelle, Ph.D.

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