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178 Past Due – The Past Due Radio Finale

by Derek Sisterhen on October 28, 2011

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Past Due: Radio 178 – The Past Due Radio Finale

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As the all-knowing They say: “All good things must come to an end.” After nearly four years of broadcasting, Past Due Radio went out with a bang. In honor of the finale, we welcomed back Justin Lukasavige, the original host of Past Due Radio (and current host of CoachRadio.tv), to reminisce and help us guide the ship back home one last time.

Today we discussed why the time has come to move forward from Past Due Radio. With transitions in my professional life, I want to continue helping those I come into contact with as effectively as possible. I’ll be doing so by helping Justin with CoachRadio.tv, collaborating on relevant subject matter like leadership, creating culture, and strategic planning (that actually works).

We relived, and even replayed, some memorable moments:

The Pontiac Caller – Just after GM stopped producing Pontiacs, one eager caller wanted to know if his truly would wind up a collector’s item. We had to break the bad news…

The 100th Episode – The epic opening musical sequence took me a long time to program into our soundboard, but it was worth every second!

The Jelly Beans – In true Past Due Radio community fashion, Tony rose to the challenge by sending us Harry Potter Bertie Bott’s Beans. Justin and I ate them on video and nearly tossed our cookies.

I’ve managed to ruffle thousands of feathers with my critique of those who steamroll their family members with Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps. To date, The Dark Side of Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps is the most-watched video we ever released on Past Due Radio. Justin helps all the critics of my video put down the pitchforks and torches on YouTube. And we even released a video in response to them, where I highlight the bright side of the Baby Steps.

It’s been an incredible journey with you, our fans and listeners. Thank you for the privilege of allowing me to host this show and inviting me to join you in the adventure of making this life truly count.

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177 Past Due – Confessions Of A Financial Coach (Part 2)

by Derek Sisterhen on October 21, 2011

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Past Due: Radio 177 – Confessions Of A Financial Coach (Part 2)

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Over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with many people who are trying to handle their finances with purpose and intention. Our background – our personal history – has a tremendous influence on our lives. It also has a tremendous influence on our use of money. Over the years, I’ve seen where the “norms” created in the homes where we’ve been raised and our experiences on our own can catapult us to positive change, or be the only thing holding us back.

Today we discussed:

1) Internal vows – the commitments we make to ourselves (for better or worse) that we convince ourselves must come to fruition for us to be happy

2) Our true identity – where we use our money reveals everything about our belief system, how we value others, and what we believe we can accomplish with our lives

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176 Past Due – Confessions Of A Financial Coach (Part 1)

by Derek Sisterhen on October 15, 2011

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Past Due: Radio 176 – Confessions Of A Financial Coach (Part 1)

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Over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with many people who are trying to handle their finances with purpose and intention. I’ve learned as much from them as they’ve learned from me, and I wanted to share some of those things – confessions, if you will – with the radio audience.

Today we discussed:

1) How do you define “success”?

2) Are you accountable for your actions and opportunity to be successful?

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175 Past Due – No More Free Lunches (Or Banks)

by Derek Sisterhen on October 8, 2011

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Past Due: Radio 175 – No More Free Lunches (Or Banks)

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Greg has been reading the news and seeing how banks are beginning to charge for previously free services. In particular, he noticed that Bank of America is preparing to charge customers $5 a month to use their debit cards. Greg asked: “First, how did this happen (that banks are charging fees like this)? And second, what does this mean for an average guy like me? How should I be vetting my banks?”

These are great questions. Oftentimes we assume that our bank has our best interest at heart, but we forget that they work for shareholders (which is why it’s a good idea to have your financial institution(s) in your mix of mutual funds, too). When things change, we figure the bank is out to get us; but the reality is that they need us, or else they wouldn’t be in business.

Today we discussed:

1) How banks actually work; why they offered free services for so long and what recent regulatory changes are forcing them to do differently.

2) The three questions you should ask to determine if your bank relationship fits your needs.

If you put a premium on relationships – having a banker that knows your name – recognize that those services cost money and may require you to pay for them. If you prefer free self-service banking options, just remember that you get what you pay for.

If you have a specific question, I’d be happy to answer it and further cultivate the wisdom of the Past Due Radio masses. The experiences of our listener base provide plenty of insight we all can learn from; don’t hesitate to ask – I’m happy to help!

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174 Past Due – The Non-Conformist Family Is Making Progress!

September 25, 2011

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Past Due: Radio 174 – The Non-Conformist Family Is Making Progress! Right-click to download Send me your feedback or leave me a voice mail: (919) 374-0501 Leave a review on iTunes The Non-Conformist Family is back! We’re checking in with Josh and Sarah Gordon as they are five [...]

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173 Past Due – Our Daughter Needs A Car, We Can’t Get A Loan

September 16, 2011

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Past Due: Radio 173 – Our Daughter Needs A Car, We Can’t Get A Loan Right-click to download Send me your feedback or leave me a voice mail: (919) 374-0501 Leave a review on iTunes Robert and his wife Patricia are reaping a harvest of, admittedly, poorly sown [...]

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172 Past Due – How Am I Ever Going To Retire?

September 12, 2011

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Past Due: Radio 172 – How Am I Ever Going To Retire? Right-click to download Send me your feedback or leave me a voice mail: (919) 374-0501 Leave a review on iTunes How am I ever going to retire? I’ve probably gotten that question a hundred times over [...]

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171 Past Due – Should I Delay Debt Freedom To Be A Best Man?

September 5, 2011

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Past Due: Radio 171 – Should I Delay Debt Freedom To Be A Best Man? Right-click to download Send me your feedback or leave me a voice mail: (919) 374-0501 Leave a review on iTunes BJ and Sylvia wrote in from Germany looking for guidance on a dilemma: [...]

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170 Past Due – Should I Pay Down Student Loans Or Save For Tuition?

August 26, 2011

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Past Due: Radio 170 – Should I Pay Down Student Loans Or Save For Tuition? Right-click to download Send me your feedback or leave me a voice mail: (919) 374-0501 Leave a review on iTunes Amanda is a rising college junior and is trying to make the best [...]

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169 Past Due – The Financial Plan For The Non-Conformist Family

August 19, 2011

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Past Due: Radio 169 – The Financial Plan For The Non-Conformist Family Right-click to download Send me your feedback or leave me a voice mail: (919) 374-0501 Leave a review on iTunes Josh and Sarah Gordon of thenonconformistfamily.com have agreed to be guinea pigs in the PDR lab! [...]

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