162 episodes

Money You Should Ask Podcast gets down to the nitty-gritty aspects of life, money, success and abundance. Host Bob Wheeler, a CPA, author of The Money Nerve and CFO of the greatest stand-up comedy club in the world #TheComedyStore connects with guests from all walks of life-from the average Joe to the outrageous celebrity, radiating his infectious curiosity around money and life. Take a listen as Bob delves deep into each guests personal journey exploring money beliefs, money blocks and their unique successes & challenges in life.

Money You Should Ask Bob Wheeler

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Money You Should Ask Podcast gets down to the nitty-gritty aspects of life, money, success and abundance. Host Bob Wheeler, a CPA, author of The Money Nerve and CFO of the greatest stand-up comedy club in the world #TheComedyStore connects with guests from all walks of life-from the average Joe to the outrageous celebrity, radiating his infectious curiosity around money and life. Take a listen as Bob delves deep into each guests personal journey exploring money beliefs, money blocks and their unique successes & challenges in life.

    Remarkable Triumphs and Spectacular Failures. Rod Khleif

    Remarkable Triumphs and Spectacular Failures. Rod Khleif

    From losing $50 million in the market crash of 2008 to the success he enjoys today, Rod Khleif's experience involves both remarkable triumphs and spectacular failures.
    Rod is a multiple business owner and philanthropist who is passionate about real estate, business, and giving back. As one of the country's top business, real estate, and peak performance luminaries, Rod has owned over 2,000 homes and apartment buildings and has built over 24 businesses in his 40-year career.
    His work dives into the psychology of success, and brings incredible first-hand, technical, and motivational knowledge and skills to any real estate, business, or success-based discussion. Rod also founded The Tiny Hands Foundation, which has benefited more than 85,000 community children in need.
    Bob and Rod Discuss the emotional journey from having it all to losing it all and everything in between.
    [4:02] 90% of our success is attributed to our mindset and our psychology.
    [10:23] "There's a reason that the acronym for belief systems is BS, because 99.9% of them are just that; they're BS."
    [12:15] Whatever you say, your brain is hearing. 
    [19:40] We'll do more to avoid pain than gain pleasure.
    [23:58] See your future. Be your future.
    [26:23] Never achieve a big goal without having other goals lined up behind it.
    [28:39] The science of achievement versus the art of fulfillment.
    Rod delivers the blueprint for Multifamily Mastery in an intensive live bootcamp event on Dec 3-5, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Text "multifamily" to 72345 (USA) or visit multifamilybootcamp.com to register. MYSA exclusive discount code "RodFriend" and grab your ticket for $197.
    Connect With Rod Khleif:
    Website: https://rodkhleif.com/
    Podcast: https://rodkhleif.com/lifetime-cashflow-podcast/
    Bootcamp: https://www.multifamilybootcamp.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rodkhleifofficial/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rod_khleif/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rodkhleif/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RodKhleif
    FinTech Links Mentioned:
    Acorns - Invest Your Spare Change.

    • 39 min
    Til Debt Do Us Part. Christopher Melcher

    Til Debt Do Us Part. Christopher Melcher

    Planning a wedding is fun and exciting, but has everyone involved discussed their expectations for marriage, finances, and life together before saying, "I do?" 
    Our next guest is Christopher Melcher, who has A-list celebrities, executives, trust beneficiaries, and tech company founders across California turning to him for assistance protecting their most valuable assets in high stakes divorces. With deep experience in complex family law litigation and premarital agreements, Christopher provides tactical representation in the most challenging family law disputes.
    Christopher is a published author, with his work focusing on premarital agreements and financial issues in divorce. He is a partner at Walzer Melcher Law Firm, and Christopher is also an adjunct professor of family law at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu.
    Bob and Christopher chat about the complex nature of money and divorce and the life lessons that helped shape his views today.
    [3:54] Learning about investing from a young age. 
    [6:34] Time versus money. Income dependent on how many hours worked.
    [12:42] Shifting his mindset to kindness and calm.
    [17:46] Nobody wins in divorce.
    [20:21] Discuss your financial expectations before getting married.
    [22:21] Emotional impact of financial disparity.
    To learn more about Christopher and the services he provides, visit the Walzer Melcher website.
    Connect with Christopher Melcher:
    Website: https://walzermelcher.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WalzerMelcher/
    Twitter: @CA_Divorce
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ccmelcher/

    • 29 min
    Opportunity Didn't Knock? Build a Door. Roxy Shih

    Opportunity Didn't Knock? Build a Door. Roxy Shih

    Our next guest is Roxy Shih. Roxy is a Taiwanese-American producer and director who was recently nominated for Best Directing at the Daytime Emmys for her work on Dark/Web.
    Her latest indie feature, List of a Lifetime with Kelly Hu and Shannen Doherty, was acquired by Lifetime and served as their centerpiece film for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this past October. Roxy also directed the entire series of Facebook Watch's Mira Mira, a smash-hit seen by over 60 million viewers. Other popular projects from Roxy include The Tribe, Hulu's Painkillers, and two episodes of Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum, a new series produced by Eli Roth.
    Roxy co-founded the Taiwanese American Film Festival in Los Angeles and served as the festival director for two years.
    Ep 160. Bob and Roxy talk about:
    [3:29] Directing List of a Lifetime.
    [8:17] Breaking down Asian American stereotypes.
    [15:16] Showing up, stepping up, and speaking up.
    [19:44] How much money do you need to make for you to feel secure?
    [22:32] Recalibrating the way we approach money.
    [25:00] Cultivating our self-worth and trusting our value.
    [35:02] Remaining true to ourselves.
    Roxy Shih currently hosts a podcast called Two Horny Goats, where she and her co-host Priska dismantle Asian-American stereotypes by tackling difficult subject matters.
    Connect with Roxy Shih:
    Website: https://www.roxyshih.com
    Podcast: https://www.twohornygoats.com/
    IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4367428/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roxyshih
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roxyshih/
    Links Mentioned:
    Podmatch: https://podmatch.com/signup/mysa

    • 38 min
    Success Left a CLUE. Robert Raymond Riopel

    Success Left a CLUE. Robert Raymond Riopel

    Many people face financial problems every day. The only difference, some people find ways to overcome them and keep moving forward.
    Our next guest, Robert Raymond Riopel, is an International Best-Selling Author, App Designer, Entrepreneur, and Trainer who has spent the past 18+ years traveling worldwide, sharing his passion. He has shared the stage with and trained many of the top speakers and thought leaders in the world today.
    With his high energy and heartfelt style, Robert draws on his journey from humble beginnings to financial freedom at 32, inspiring individuals to tap into their greatness. After realizing that he is not the only person who struggles, Robert "clues" open individuals up to the possibilities within them.
    What do you get when you have two Roberts talking about money stories on a podcast? Double trouble and a whole lot of money mindset motivation!
    [2:58] The lie we tell ourselves. "I'm the only one going through this. Nobody gets it."
    [5:10] "I've never experienced a stress like financial stress."
    [8:53] Going from $150,000 in debt to financial freedom in nine months.
    [11:07] We often do more of what our parents did, not what they said.
    [13:52] Surrounding yourself with growth-minded people.
    [16:56] Stuck in the comfort zone.
    [20:34] Being a gold medalist in the people-pleasing Olympics.
    [32:33] Getting outside of yourself and quit trying to do it all on your own. 
    Robert's best-selling book and step-by-step system, "Success Left a CLUE," helps you unleash your dreams and turn them into reality. And it is free for all MYSA listeners. Download your copy today.
    Connect with Robert Raymond Riopel:
    Website: https://successleftaclue.com/
    eBook: https://robertriopel.com/book1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRobertRiopel
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/realtraining/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rrriopel/

    • 39 min
    Selling With Heart and Authenticity. Nikki Rausch

    Selling With Heart and Authenticity. Nikki Rausch

    The act of selling can be overwhelming, especially when you're not sure what to say or how to approach the process.
    Joining Bob in this episode is Nikki Rausch, CEO of Sales Maven, an organization dedicated to authentic selling. As a highly successful sales coach, author, and speaker, Nikki transforms the misunderstood process of "selling" into techniques that anyone can successfully use. Nikki has 25+ years of experience selling to organizations as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Hewlett-Packard, and NASA. She has shattered sales records in many industries and received multiple "top producer" awards along the way.
    Her book, "The Selling Staircase," provides a five-step approach to move your clients through an authentic sales process. And her podcast, Sales Maven, can be found on your favorite podcast app.
    Bob and Nikki chat about:
    [3:05] Why women shy away from positions in sales.
    [4:55] Navigating the 'dude-bro" sales environment.
    [7:09] Being a top producing female sales rep in a historically male-driven profession.
    [19:04] Be curious, be open to feedback, be willing to ask questions and, be kind.
    [21:23] The art of selling doesn't have to be pushy or aggressive. 
    [24:57] Stating the obvious because sometimes it's not obvious.
    Ditch any anxiety and fear and learn to sell authentically. Grab a copy of Nikki's free eBook, "Closing The Sale," and know how to close your next prospect with confidence and integrity.
    Connect With Nikki Rausch & Sales Maven:
    Website: https://yoursalesmaven.com
    Closing The Sale eBook: https://yoursalesmaven.com/ebook/
    Books: https://yoursalesmaven.com/free/
    Podcast: https://yoursalesmaven.com/podcast/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yoursalesmaven/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/your_sales_maven/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolerausch/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/yoursalesmaven
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SalesMaven

    • 33 min
    Make Money Fun and Flirty. Nicole Iacovoni

    Make Money Fun and Flirty. Nicole Iacovoni

    For many of us, managing our money, or lack thereof can be frustrating. Our next guest, Nicole Iacovoni, was no exception. Through trial and tribulation, Nicole transformed her relationship with money from heavy and serious to fun, flirty, and fulfilled. 
    Nicole is a Financial Therapist & Licensed Couple’s Therapist who teaches women entrepreneurs how to make tending to their finances feel fun and flirty instead of boring and overwhelming. Nicole writes a swoon-worthy newsletter called The Comfy Couch, where she dishes on her latest financial crush, offers inspirational ideas for "dating your money," and helps ambitious entrepreneurs deal with business drama.
    Through her trademarked program, Money Therapy, Nicole helps entrepreneurs make more profits, manage their money with Beyonce-level confidence, and transform their toxic relationship with money into a steamy love affair. Nicole has been featured in CNBC, Business Insider, and Elephant Journal. When she’s not empowering women to take a more active role in their financial lives, you can find her chillin’ with her chickens on her little “farmette,” devouring self-help books, and sipping on vanilla lattes.
    Bob and Nicole find the fun, in the not so fun world of money. 
    [7:03] Keeping busy to avoid feeling things.
    [13:43] "If we don't understand something, we fear it and we avoid it."
    [16:26] Guilt & Shame, the most common emotions around money.
    [25:32] Recognizing personal vs systemic conceptions.
    [34:42] "Hardship is difficult, but there are also so many gems of wisdom that we can pluck out and learn from."
    [45:13] Are Your Finances Like Fight Club?
    Make time for lovin up on your money, so money will love you back! Visit Nicole's website and download "Date Your Money Planner" for free and experience a fun, flirty relationship with your money.
    Connect With Nicole Iacovoni:
    Website: https://nicoleiacovoni.com
    Money Therapy Online Program: https://nicoleiacovoni.com/money-therapy/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicoleiacovoni/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicoleiacovoni/

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Alex J Sanfilippo ,

Bob is a true expert

Bob is not only brilliant when it comes to all things money, but he’s also a very insightful podcast host who’s great at listening; that’s a rare thing! A+ show, keep it up!

Nicole_Iacovoni ,

New Money Perspectives

Bob is personable and fun to listen to. He explores a broad range of money-related topics and isn’t afraid to discuss controversial ideas. He is very frank about his personal journey with money, which makes him easy to relate to. Bonus points for frequently featuring women on the show!

Fit.Twin ,

Loved the Experience. Just made ‘cents’ ;)

I must say, listening to the podcast is one thing but being a guest on Bob’s show was an absolute treat. I was very intimidated to talk about money- (I am an multiple entrepreneur who feels like I’ve not been so successful (yet) in that department). Bob created a very safe space for me to openly confess LOL and talk about my issues around money. And then he offered some ‘rich’ pieces of advice and tips and consolation with regard to me knowing and understanding and being reminded that I’m not the only one out there and there is a solution. I’m on my way, Bob!
Thank you again for the experience!

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