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

by Derek Sisterhen on September 12, 2011

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

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How am I ever going to retire? I’ve probably gotten that question a hundred times over the past few years. Given the Great Recession and market volatility, it’s easy to understand the concern of so many around us that they won’t have enough money for life after work.

Today we discussed some of the flawed logic behind the notion of “retirement”. I shared some of the wildly outlandish visions I had for my own retirement at one time, and how the force of our culture plays a big role in creating a discontented spirit toward the later years in life – particularly if savings is low.

We also covered:

1) A recent study showing that if most people had to pay for the kind of retirement they desire, they would need annual retirement income of 135% of pre-retirement income; talk about expensive taste!

2) The math Certified Financial Planners use to calculate how much you’ll need in savings in order to withdraw an annual “income” similar to your former income in your retirement years.

3) The notion that one should never retire, but use their vast experiences and skills to impact those around them and their community.

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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144 Past Due – Why The American Dream Is Ruining Lives

by Derek Sisterhen on February 11, 2011

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Past Due: Radio 144 – Why The American Dream Is Ruining Lives

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Your belief system will dictate the way you behave. The way you behave will produce a certain set of results. Those results will positively or negatively reinforce your belief system.

Today we discussed how our worldview – particularly that of the traditional American Dream – can deceive us into believing that accumulating more money and possessions will produce fulfillment and satisfaction. The studies and the true status of American households both show that the results of behaving in a way to pursue happiness are not pretty.

We have over two-thirds of our households living paycheck-to-paycheck. The typical American household bears more than $84,000 in consumer debt. At some point our belief system must change.

We covered the importance of identifying why we do anything with money before we focus on how we’ll actually do it in order to keep our behavior and results consistent with our worldview (beliefs).

Today’s Mentionables:

Seek Up – Dave Matthews Band – Excellent song capturing the paradox of accumulating material things only to leave it all behind at death.

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The Season of Giving

December 10, 2010

Last week I touched on trying to change the American mentality from being consumers of things to becoming consumers of experiences (aka life!). It’s also the time of year when people are often more cognizant of those less fortunate. With the economy still struggling, food banks, shelters, and other organizations that help those in our […]

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Are You a Grinch?

December 3, 2010

I know, another Dr. Seuss reference and more talk about “stuff”. I can’t help it, tis the season, and I warned you before about my love of Dr. Seuss. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, can we focus on another aspect of the holidays for a bit? It is more than giving “stuff” […]

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109 Past Due – What Are You Waiting For?

June 9, 2010

Past Due: Radio 109 – What Are You Waiting For? Right-click to download Send me your feedback or leave me a voice mail: (919) 374-0501. Leave a review on iTunes Do you ever meet someone and think, “You know, they really need help”? We all know people who need help financially, or they need to […]

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