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“If you fail to plan, you are . . .

. . . planning to fail.” The wise words of Benjamin Franklin have been true for over 200 years (since he said it) and will always be true. Financial planning is a blue print, a compass, a game-plan (insert other adjectives here) for your financial life! So why do so few people have a financial plan? Only 25% of people have a financial plan according to CNBC. In today’s podcast we discuss three common light-bulb/ah-ha moments that most people have when going through the financial planning process. These principles are critical for people to understand and implement. We also discuss the importance of a plan and how it’s not a one-time build it and forget it process. Here’s to wise investing, Iron Gate Global Advisors   Click here to subscribe and listen on iTunes  
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The key to making money over time (it’s not what you think)

Everyone has long-term goals that they are trying to reach. Retirement, college funding, a new house, a second house, a new car, and on and on. So, what is the key to making those goals reality? In today’s podcast we will tell you exactly what that key is. Contrary to belief, the one thing it is not is investment return. We will go back in time, review the last nine months of the market and share with you some Morningstar statistics that will cause you to reflect about your own behavior. Finally, we discuss why so few people can actually manage their own money, the birthplace of pizza and the role of vinegar in a healthy diet. Here’s to wise investing, Spencer, Brett and the Iron Gate Team  
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The art of a successful business owner

Think about some of the most successful business owners that you know. What businesses do they own? How many? Why do we consider them so successful? In today’s podcast we discuss those business owners and what makes them different. How they think about business, how many businesses they own and how are they able to be so successful over time. Our discussion may surprise you. In fact, you may actually be one of those business owners! Here’s to wise investing, Iron Gate Global Advisors   Click here to listen and subscribe in iTunes  
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Why optimism will win

We live in a world where negativity seems to be the norm. Turn on the T.V., listen to the radio, read your emails and it seems most headlines are rooted in negativity. In today’s podcast we discuss why optimism will always triumph and why being optimistic is the key to making money over time. We also share some amazing statistics from this great country and the globe that most of you have never heard (but need to know!). This is one of the podcasts that hopefully will put a smile on your face and help you realize, we live at a pretty amazing time in history. Here’s to wise investing, Spencer, Brian and Brett   Click here to subscribe and listen to in iTunes  
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