24 episodes

No matter where you are in your career, you probably have some stress in your life that is caused by money. Are you saving enough? Will you be able to retire early? How much will it take to get complete financial freedom? Your Best Financial Life is here to answer all of your questions and bring on experts that can point you in the right direction. Your Best Financial Life is a Cordant Wealth Production.

Your Best Financial Life Scott Malbasa

    • Investing
    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

No matter where you are in your career, you probably have some stress in your life that is caused by money. Are you saving enough? Will you be able to retire early? How much will it take to get complete financial freedom? Your Best Financial Life is here to answer all of your questions and bring on experts that can point you in the right direction. Your Best Financial Life is a Cordant Wealth Production.

    24: How to Prepare for the Transition to College with Ben Malbasa

    24: How to Prepare for the Transition to College with Ben Malbasa

    When making major life transitions, it’s natural to have questions and uncertainties. When preparing for college, many parents and students are unsure of where to start, what to prioritize, and how to prepare. In today’s interview Ben Malbasa, teacher and coach, discusses how to prepare for transitioning to college, what to think about before applying, and how to think about prepping for college sports. While college can be a hyper competitive environment, there are three areas in which you can leverage yourself to be the best possible advocate. Join Scott Malbasa in this interview to learn more about how you can prepare for college as early as possible.  
     
    Show Highlights: 
     
    Ben talks about his teaching and coaching experience  Parents are often uncertain on how to prepare students to transition from high-school to college and Ben shares how his school helps prepare students  Experience in sports can help prepare students for further academic education Parents often want to protect students from failure but sometimes failure is what students need to succeed  Being able to deal with real world problems is key to developing flexibility and resilience  Having a conversation about finances can help you identify your financial objectives in supporting your children’s education Being aware of the differences in gender development is crucial for future preparation  College has become significantly more competitive over the last few years and the sooner you prepare the better  Encouraging a life-long habit of being a reader is one of the most beneficial preparations for college  The SAT and ACT are simply levers to help you pull in your college application process but they are not measures of what your best is  Establishing good habits as incoming freshman is important to keep up with academics  The real purpose of sports in school is to learn how to win with humility, lose with dignity, and learn to be part of a team  Being a part of a team presents opportunities to achieve something great  There are three levers of college admissions; academic profile, specialized skill, and revenue  Almost anyone willing to commit to a sport can compete at a college level and it can significantly elevate your college application Recruiting services can be beneficial but are not necessary  Going to college camps for your sport starting your freshman year can be extremely beneficial when applying later  Pursuing your values is important   
    Links: 
     
    http://scoutingohio.com
     
    It Takes What it Takes: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062947123/it-takes-what-it-takes/
     
    Contact Scott: Scott@cordantwealth.com 

    • 41 min
    23: Exploring the Benefits of the Intel Retirees Organization with Annette Bachmeier and Ben Manny

    23: Exploring the Benefits of the Intel Retirees Organization with Annette Bachmeier and Ben Manny

    In this interview, Ben Manny and Annette Bachmeier, from the Intel Retiree Organization, share their experiences transitioning from Intel to a member of the board of directors on the retiree committee. They discuss the variety of benefits that the IRO offers retirees and how you can get involved. Join Scott Malbasa in this super informative conversation to learn more about how you can get the most out of your experience as an Intel retiree. 

    • 39 min
    22: This Time Feels Different, Should I Make a Change?

    22: This Time Feels Different, Should I Make a Change?

    In this episode, Scott Malbasa, your host and financial advisor, shares the top questions to ask yourself when taking risks in a volatile market. He also shares a personal client story and the strategic approach he used to manage this client’s risky financial decision. Join Scott to learn how you can get to the root of your impulse and make the best financial decision for your goals. 

    • 10 min
    21: A Bear Market Playbook with Isaac Presley

    21: A Bear Market Playbook with Isaac Presley

    When hit with unexpected market shifts, there’s no need to panic. There is an array of action steps you can take to be prepared for economical downturns. With the global impacts of coronavirus emerging, there are a variety of different strategies to pay attention to and put into place in order to protect your finances. 

    • 34 min
    20: Impacts of Career Transitions with Kristie Mann

    20: Impacts of Career Transitions with Kristie Mann

    When great career opportunities arise, we often overlook the difficulties that accompany the transition. Today’s guest, Kristie Mann is currently the Senior Director of Products for Intel, a position she uprooted her family across the country for. 

    • 28 min
    19: Finding Harmony in the Seven Seasons of Life with Howard Rachinski

    19: Finding Harmony in the Seven Seasons of Life with Howard Rachinski

    Everything comes and goes in seasons, yet we’re often not prepared or equipped with the right tools to embrace those major unexpected shifts. Today’s guest, Howard Rachinski, is the founder of Christian Copyright Licensing International, which regulates churches with a copy license in order to ensure their compliance with proper compensation for usage of music. He recently underwent a major life shift when he sold his business, which led him to write his new book Perpetual, The Secret to Finding God in your 7 Life Seasons. 
     
    Howard shares the many lessons he’s learned through various seasons of life and how he’s learned to accept and find harmony through change. He discusses ways to stabilize yourself through uncertainty and the importance of maintaining vulnerability. Join your host, Scott Malbasa, in this wisdom filled conversation with Howard Rachinski. 
     
    Show Highlights: 
     
    Learning to embrace change and identifying lessons during life seasons  Howard shares what motivated him to create a Church Copyright License and how he identified when it was time for him to transition into the next project  Maintaining discipline in seasons of questioning  Creating practical dialogue to frame future shifts  Dealing with helpless and hopelessness  5 losses you experience in transition  Embracing moments of rest and developing relationships that support you through all seasons  Identifying outlets and people that allow you space for transparency and release  Establishing relationships to allow for impartation and vulnerability  Howard's inspiration for writing a book and the topics he explores in his novel The importance of engaging with others and materials who can help you optimize the value of your assets and passions   
    Links: 
     
    https://www.cordantwealth.com/team/scott-malbasa/
     
    Contact Howard: 
     
    https://howardrachinski.com
     
    The Secret to Finding God in your 7 Life Seasons: 
    https://www.amazon.com/Perpetual-Secret-Finding-your-Seasons/dp/0991131169

    • 49 min

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Great financial podcast!

Scott does a great job simplifying financial topics and interviewing high-quality expert guests. If you want to elevate your financial life, check out this podcast ASAP.

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