104 episodes

A semi-monthly podcast that brings you advice and interviews with experts on various important topics to help you make better and smarter financial decisions in order to improve or maintain your financial situation.

Financial Freedom Podcast Steven J. Richardson, Esq.

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A semi-monthly podcast that brings you advice and interviews with experts on various important topics to help you make better and smarter financial decisions in order to improve or maintain your financial situation.

    Episode 105: Dealing with Financial Stress with Dr. David Weiman

    Episode 105: Dealing with Financial Stress with Dr. David Weiman

    Being in debt is stressful, no question! It can weigh on your mind with constant worry about how you will ever be able to pay the debts and avoid bankruptcy. It can have you afraid to open your mail or answer the phone.
    But there are helpful and constructive ways to deal with this stress, which is why in this episode of the podcast I talk to psychologist Dr. David Weiman on how you can address that stress head-on and keep it from ruling your life!
    In this episode you will learn:
    How financial stress can affect your health and mental state Key steps to lowering financial stress What you can learn from people who handle stress well How knowing your risk tolerance can lower stress in retirement planning

    • 39 min
    Episode 104: Student Loan Solutions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Episode 104: Student Loan Solutions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a huge disruption in our economy, as millions of people experience job loss or pay reduction, leading to great difficulty (or outright inability) to pay their bills. Congress responded with the CARES Act in March that gave aid in several different sectors, including student loans.
    As a student loan attorney, I have been following these developments and was encouraged by the help given in that area by this legislation. But as the assistance provided in the CARES Act doesn’t solve everyone’s problems, I wanted to talk in this episode about what you need to do during the pandemic to keep your student loans on track, whether they are federal or private.
    In this episode you will learn:
    What the CARES Act covers and what it doesn't How to deal with federal loans not covered by the Act How to deal with your CLASS loans from HESAA How to deal with your private loans

    • 17 min
    Episode 103: Virtual Accounting Services for Virtual Businesses

    Episode 103: Virtual Accounting Services for Virtual Businesses

    With the coronavirus pandemic forcing non-essential businesses to work virtually, the needs of those businesses have changed. Many may even discover that a virtual business model is better and change forever how they operate.
    This is made possible by a growing number of cloud services that can allow companies to run smoothly with a distributed workforce. Some may realize that they can run with a reduced workforce and outsource some tasks to outside vendors.
    But can that be done with things like your accounting department? To answer that question, I invited Frank Lunn of Kahuna Accounting, a virtual firm with clients all over the country, to talk to us on how it can be done!
    In this episode you will learn:
    How cloud accounting services can integrate with your other cloud platforms How accounting services can be molded to your strategic financial goals How accounting services can help you grow your business and reduce overhead

    • 49 min
    Episode 102: Getting Bridge Financing for Your Business

    Episode 102: Getting Bridge Financing for Your Business

    The coronavirus pandemic has shut down a lot businesses and forced many others to operate virtually, often times with reduced staff. Revenues have dropped, and businesses are looking for ways to pay their expenses until the crisis is over.
    Our situation today is a much bigger example of what happens to businesses every year, where they are going through tough times and need financing to keep going until things get better. That’s why in this episode of the podcast I talk with Ty Crandall, CEO of CreditSuite, on how you can get business credit for bridge financing to make sure your business stays in business.
    In this episode you will learn about:
    Tips on Bridge Loan Financing Programs Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) from the SBA Payroll Protection Program General Tips & Advice on How to Apply for and Get Bridge Financing

    • 29 min
    Episode 101: Investment Strategies for When the Market Drops

    Episode 101: Investment Strategies for When the Market Drops

    The outbreak of the Corona Virus and the recent drop in the stock market has a lot of people worried about their retirement investments. What does the current bear market mean for their retirement? Should they stop investing or keep going? Or if they are already retired, will they be okay, or will they have to go back to work?
    To answer these questions, I invited back financial planner Michael Karwic to talk about what this means to 20-somethings who have just started investing, 50-somethings who are starting to see retirement on the horizon, and retirees, who are already living on their retirement investments.
    In this episode you will learn:
    How the 2020 market drop happened How to deal with a market drop in your 20s How to deal with a market drop in your 50s How to deal with a market drop when you are already retired

    • 41 min
    Episode 100: A Look Back at Some Great Guests

    Episode 100: A Look Back at Some Great Guests

    I started this podcast in January of 2016 with the hope of providing helpful information to folks either after I had assisted them through a difficult financial situation to keep them moving towards a better financial future or to prevent them from having a difficult financial situation in the first place. 
    Many of the episodes were solo ones where I would discuss a topic in detail in a short enough period of time that you could listen to the whole thing on your way to work. But I also interviewed local businesspeople to elicit their expertise and show how they could help people in my area. This then grew to experts and authors further flung from my office in Woodbury, but still ones that had some great information for listeners.
    Now that I have reached the milestone of 100 episodes I wanted to look back at some of those interviews and provide some highlights from them that will take you down a path from getting on a good financial track yourself through building wealth, and then doing what's necessary to pass success on to your children.
    In this episode, you will get a taste of information on:
    Personal Credit Reports & Scores  (2:01) Negotiating Tax Debt with the IRS  (13:13) Getting the Most from the Sale of Your Home (20:33) Retirement Investing & Financial Planning (25:59) Business Credit and How to Get It  (38:45) Expanding Your Business (49:05) Selling Your Business  (55:53) Saving for Your Children's Education (1:04:34) Choosing the Right School & Thinking Like a Rich Person  (1:13:58) Listen straight through or skip ahead to the time codes!
     

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

MollyMcCormickRVA ,

Great insight and advice

Great insight and advice! Definitely worth a listen.

Katie Joy B. ,

Finances Made Fascinating

Steve and his knowledgeable guests are making financial management a fascinating task rather than a finicky chore! The great content and advice they provide, combined with the relatable way in which they deliver it had me hooked from the very first listen. Thanks for putting out such a stellar show Steve - keep up the great work!

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NO BS Inside Baseball for Financial Freedom!

I've known Steve for years and his passion for helping people out of financial bedlam. His podcasts are chock full of great insight and information!

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