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The Prosperity Podcast

Take control of your money. Join Kim D. H. Butler, best-selling financial author, and Spencer Shaw, as they use their prosperity mindset to utilize wealth-building tactics. Learn about the 7 Principles of Prosperity and how to make your money work as hard as you do. The Prosperity Podcast is the personal finance show for independent thinkers, investors, and business owners, who want off of Wall Street and out of the big banks. We teach listeners how to take control of their money and start living the life they choose NOW rather than waiting for retirement at some future date. There are 7 principles that when followed, lead to increased wealth and prosperity. We share the 7 principles and show you how they can help to create lasting results in your life. Learn how you can use tools such as life insurance, entrepreneurship, and out-of-the-box thinking to build true, sustainable wealth. For more information and to get in touch, visit https://prosperitythinkers.com

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First Investments for Adult Children - Episode 576
Kim dives into guiding young adults on foundational financial habits, focusing on the critical aspects of saving and basics of alternative investments. Discover why accumulating liquid savings is vital before diving into riskier options. Engaging and insightful, this episode equips you with strategies for building a stable financial future. Worth a listen for practical advice and motivation! Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, that as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers' thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com  and we may answer it in an upcoming episode. Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://prosperitythinkers.dinnertable.com/ https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/   Show Notes Adult children and finances. Definition of accredited investors. Minimum investments in alternative assets. Focus on savings over interest rates. Different forms of saving. Learning about yourself and investments. Importance of a growth mindset. Changing perspective on failure. Bicycle accident as a learning metaphor. Holistic view of investments and cash. Emergency funds for young adults. Timeframe to build emergency funds. Advice against going all-in on investments. Importance of savings habits. Using education to pick investments. Example of a young couple investing in real estate. Different investment paths for young professionals.   Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
16:06 7/16/24
Why We All Need 1099 Income - Episode 575
In this episode of the Prosperity Podcast, Kim dives into essential tax tips learned from a recent conference with renowned tax professional, Tom Wheelwright. Discover why labeling your education expenses correctly and securing 1099 income can optimize your finances. A must-listen for insightful tax strategies! Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, that as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers' thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/ https://www.wealthability.com/    Show Notes Tax conference anecdote with Tom Wheelwright. Key tax tip: Seminars vs. continuing education. 1099 income benefits and importance. Home office deduction details. Real estate professional status benefits. Real estate activity requirements for deductions. Potential downsides of relying on real estate professional status. Todd’s insight on analyzing real estate deals. Prosperity mindset and tax strategies. Using 1099C to address unpaid debts.   Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
13:40 7/9/24
Helping Adult Children with Finances - Episode 574
Help your adult kids master finances without just writing checks! In this episode, Kim Butler shares valuable insights on coaching your children aged 18+ on money matters, from saving and insurance to smart investments. Essential advice for parents wanting to raise financially savvy adults.  Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, that as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers' thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/     Show Notes Importance of discipline from a young age Strategy for engaging with adult children about finances First paycheck as a teaching moment Establishing a long-term relationship for financial conversations Apologizing for not discussing finances earlier Essential financial concepts: saving, insurance, medical power of attorney Specific example on savings: Automating finances Importance of medical power of attorney for adult children Comprehensive discussion about insurances with adult children Understanding interest rates and the actual financial impact Clarification on the difference between mathematical averages and actual returns Basic steps for young adults to start investing Setting up a whole life insurance policy as an investment Encouraging young adults to consider homeownership Adding an adult child as an authorized user on a credit card Teaching patience and financial principles to young adults Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
19:13 7/2/24
Wealth Building Strategies with AI Helping - Episode 573
Dive into the latest episode of the Prosperity Podcast where we discuss modern wealth-building strategies! Learn how AI tools like the Currence app can revolutionize your savings by gamifying cash flow control. Maximize your financial habits and save more effortlessly. Don’t miss this game-changer! Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, that as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers' thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode. Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/   Show Notes Leveraging AI for modern financial education. The innovation of cash flow control. Budgeting myths and practical advice. Behavioral finance: Dopamine hits from saving. Currence app: A tool for effective cash flow management. Remarkable savings statistics with Currence app. Currence app’s impact on saving habits. The ease and time efficiency of Currence app. AI in interior design and real estate. AI replacing full-time roles with efficiency. One-sheet financial summary for better management. Holistic view of personal finance. Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
14:40 6/25/24
Market Volatility - Episode 572
Dive into today’s Prosperity Podcast episode on market volatility, especially relevant during election years and the AI surge. Kim and the host discuss how to leverage volatility as an opportunity rather than a setback, emphasizing the importance of understanding actual returns versus averages. They explore the balance between certain, stable investments like life insurance and riskier, potentially higher-yield options. Tune in to learn how to navigate financial turbulence with confidence and strategy! Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, that as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers' thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode. Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/ www.livecurrence.com     Show Notes Discussion on market volatility. Volatility in life and finance. Difference between average and actual. Sequence of returns explained. Real-world examples of market changes. Balancing certainty with risk. The importance of diversification. Time and its impact on finance. Influence of inflation over time. Misaligned perspective on lifespan. Adapt to longevity and finance. Inflation-protected assets: mortgages and insurance. Encouragement for proactive financial steps. Post-depression prosperity and future outlook. Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
14:00 6/18/24
The Status of the Dollar - Episode 571
Dive into the Prosperity Podcast as Kim Butler explores the truth behind the dollar’s value, sharing insights on managing financial fears and avoiding economic misinformation. Listener-driven and packed with practical advice, this episode will empower you to think critically and make informed financial decisions. Perfect for growth-minded individuals! Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, that as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers' thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode. Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/     Show Notes Emphasis on thinking for oneself. FBI and police study of real dollars. Example of Japan’s currency issue. Argentina’s extreme inflation. Addressing financial fears. Decision making from fear. Impact of comparison in financial decisions. Control what you can in finances. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) concerns. Simplifying and streamlining financial life. Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
17:05 6/11/24
The Illusion of Liquidity - Episode 570
In this eye-opening episode of the Prosperity Podcast, Kim Butler unpacks the “illusion of liquidity”, revealing what liquidity truly means, why it’s crucial in volatile markets, and how to structure your finances for genuine liquidity using whole life insurance. Perfect for anyone keen on understanding the real value of liquid assets and steering clear of common financial pitfalls! Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, that as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers' thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode. Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/     Show Notes Importance of quick access to cash Definition of liquidity Unpacking the meaning of being liquid Permission barriers to liquidity Example of home equity lines of credit as illiquid Fire-selling assets and liquidity consequences The illusion of control over liquidity Liquidity in cryptocurrency Tax burden implications of liquidity Emergency funds and tax efficiency over a lifetime Cash value of whole life insurance as a solution Control and tax benefits with life insurance cash value Borrowing against life insurance for liquidity Liquidity versus return on investment Total rate of return on stocks and bonds Factors reducing actual returns: Fees, taxes, and opportunity costs Effects of interest rate adjustments on bond value Encouragement to evaluate liquid assets for tax efficiency Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
13:31 6/4/24
Financial Success Stories - Episode 569
In this episode of the Prosperity Podcast, Kim and Spencer dive into the world of personal finance, sharing compelling success stories. From the couple simplifying their 11 savings accounts to an accredited investor’s journey of balancing high-risk investments, there’s invaluable advice for everyone. Learn how to streamline your savings, gain cash flow control, and build lasting wealth without the stress. Perfect for listeners of all ages aiming to enhance their financial strategies. Tune in for practical tips and inspiring stories!. Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, that as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers' thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com  and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/     Show Notes Bill and Pam Case Study: Overcomplicated Savings Simplification of Savings Strategy Shift to Life Insurance for Consistent Growth Motivation Through Small Savings Milestones Savings Discipline as Key to Overcoming Consumer Fear Impact of Simplified Cash Flow Management Ron’s Admission: Losses in Alternative Investments Parallel Insurance Policies with High-Risk Investments Slow and Steady Financial Strategy Benefits Importance of Cash-Flowing Investments vs. Growth-Oriented Investments Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
15:33 5/28/24
Why 40% of People May Never Buy a Home - Episode 568
In this Prosperity Podcast episode, discover how renters can navigate financial hurdles and strive for homeownership amidst economic challenges. Unusual Whales’ research dives into politicians' investment patterns as a path to savvy wealth building. Kim Butler's expertise shines through as she unpacks emotional and financial intelligence needed for home buying—and offers effective savings strategies to turn home ownership dreams into reality. Tune in for actionable insights!  Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, that as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers' thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode. Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/ https://twitter.com/unusual_whales/status/1787490501756895487?s=46&t=Wx4UH3H0WqT4Xg1RSCK9hA   Show Notes Concerns About Home Ownership Accessibility. Discussing the Importance of Homeownership in Wealth Building. Efficiency and Plugging the “Rent Hole” in Your Finances. Emotional Intelligence and Homeownership Decisions. Simplifying Savings to Achieve Home Ownership. Structured Approach to Saving and Overcoming Spending Habits. Shifting Mindset from “I Can’t” to “How Can I”. Systems for Saving and the Importance of Hope in Financial Goals. Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
18:13 5/21/24
Unlocking Opportunities for Accredited Investors - Episode 567
Unlock the secrets to becoming an accredited investor with our latest Prosperity Podcast episode! Expert Kim shares actionable steps and knowledge on achieving this financial milestone—no products, just pure insight. Learn key definitions, why liquidity matters, and strategies for smart saving. Tune in to level up your investing game! Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, that as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers' thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/     Show Notes Defining accredited investor status. The importance of liquidity for accredited investors. Series 65 as an alternate route to accredited investor status. Strategies to build liquidity for investment opportunities. Considerations for 401(k) contributions and liquidity. The strategy of 'paying yourself first.' Utilizing non-retirement account investments for liquidity. Creating wealth through business and real estate involvement. The importance of transactions in wealth creation. Steps to take when approaching accredited investor status. The benefits of learning about accredited investments. Focusing on specific investment areas as an accredited investor. Kim's advice: Go slow and start small to minimize principal loss. Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
10:09 5/14/24
Living Boldly Beyond Atomic Fears - Episode 566
Dive into resilience with Kim on the Prosperity Podcast! Amidst global uncertainties, we discuss CS Lewis' wisdom on thriving—not just surviving—in challenging times. From mindset shifts to practical financial safety nets, this episode is packed with strategies for a calm, proactive approach to life's chaos. Tune in for a life-affirming session! Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, that as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers' thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/     Show Notes Embracing Prosperity Thinking Amid World Chaos. Managing Fear with a Positive Mindset in Uncertain Times. CS Lewis on Living in an Atomic Age - Choosing Life Over Fear. Navigating Business Shifts and Personal Growth. Enforcing Daily Gratitude Practice for Clarity and Opportunity. Parenting as an Act of Service and Purpose. The Importance of Serving and Continuous Self-Improvement. Balancing Work with Rest and Continuous Personal Development. Encouraging Love for Work and Lifelong Labor. Redefining Retirement as Pursuit of Freedom and Independence. Must-Have Safety Nets: Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Trusts. Building an Emergency Opportunity Fund for Liquidity and Peace of Mind. The Significance of Community and Relationships in Challenging Times. Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
14:20 5/7/24
Busting Money Myths and Bridging the Gap with “Measure-Back” Savings Behavior - Bonus Episode 565
Embrace financial wisdom with Kim Butler, a Robert Kiyosaki-recommended guru! With a passion for truth in finance, Kim busts budgeting myths in her new book, "Busting the Budgeting Lies." Discover how to align money with life, not math, and transform your cash flow confidence. Tune in to stop the guilt treadmill and start saving smarter. Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, that as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers' thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com  and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/ Show Notes Kim Butler's introduction and endorsement by financial figures. The concept of "Busting the Budgeting Lies" and its relevance to personal finance. Challenging the effectiveness of budgets in real life. The myth that saving first doesn't work in today's world debunked. Personal story on saving first through life insurance premiums. Introduction to the "Currence" app for cash flow management. How "Currence" helps to measure financial progress backwards. The potential impact of properly managed cash flow over a lifetime. Utilizing technology to control and enhance personal finance. Final advice for business owners to balance personal finances with business success. Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
26:27 5/1/24
Wealth Tips: Making Kids Rich - Episode 565
Unveil the millionaires' playbook! In this episode of the Prosperity Podcast, expert Kim delves into 9+ strategies on how wealthy families build and shield their wealth—and their kids' future. From tax-savvy trusts to the controversial 529 plans, discover actionable methods to enhance financial literacy and capability in your household. Bonus: Kim reveals a "silver bullet" often missed by many! Perfect for parents & future planners. Tune in now! Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, that as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers' thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/ https://twitter.com/FluentInFinance/status/1782561174472507667   Show Notes Tax strategy: Follow or not follow the tax code? Trusts for wealth protection and tax benefits. The pitfalls of irrevocable trusts. Custodial Roth IRAs and their limitations. Taxable brokerage accounts and gift tax exemptions. Why to avoid 529 plans. Hiring kids legally for tax benefits and life skills. The need for a business for tax advantages. Financial literacy vs. financial capability for kids. The truth about compound interest and taxes. Addressing misconceptions about investing in the S&P 500 for children's wealth. The crucial role of whole life insurance in wealth growth and protection. Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
22:07 4/30/24
What Is Your Financial Foundation? - Episode 564
This episode focuses on the concept of carefully investing in one's financial foundation by creating an emergency and opportunity fund, ideally stored in the life insurance industry for life-long accessibility. This fund should be liquid, tax-free, earning a competitive rate, and able to fund any opportunities that come one's choices, and its size should vary based on the kind of deals one seeks. It ensures one doesn't run into financial difficulties like the person mentioned who had sold a business and then invested unfittingly. The hosts, Spencer Shaw and Kim Butler, discuss the importance of cash flow and serving others alongside building wealth, considering wealth building as a marathon rather than a sprint.  Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode. Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/   Show Notes The importance of an emergency and opportunity fund Why you should have a foundation fund which is not taxed and readily available to take advantage of opportunities The ideal size of your opportunity fund Importance of having a larger opportunity fund than the size of the deals you are seeking The race towards financial stability The concept of serving as a human or spiritual standpoint in one's life Why you should go slow in investments and making wise decisions The problem of focusing only on sprinters or starters in financial information "Perpetual Wealth" and the seven phases of prosperity Importance of having checkpoints in one's financial journey Use of every decade as a checkpoint The need to stretch our perspective of time and have a firm foundation The value of cash flow Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
14:30 4/23/24
Are You Constantly Learning? - Episode 563
Kim and Spencer discuss drawing on experts' knowledge instead of trying to become an expert in all areas. They highlight the importance of self-guided learning and financial education, and the current trends in both. The hosts mention the 'who, not how’ philosophy that involves leaning on expert advice rather than trying to become an expert in all areas.  Kim shares her experience with financial education, emphasizing the need to simplify complex financial topics for consumers. They discuss the societal obsession with retirement at age 65, which they view as harmful.  Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/   https://prosperitythinkers.com/vote/    Show Notes The importance of financial education and shares her experiences writing the book 'Busting the College Planning Lies' Experiences from Kim's own financial education and how it fuels her drive to simplify financial education for everyone, regardless of age or financial awareness Distinction between products that people buy and strategies that people do to control their money Age and the societal misconception surrounding retirement at 65, urging people in their 50s and 60s to envision working for another 30 or more years Individual stories of reinventing oneself and continuous learning shared Planned client event for learning, along with the concept of a potential community for mindset of prosperity relating to personal finance Creating a voting system in the next episode for listeners to decide on the type of community they seek Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
13:07 4/16/24
Family Bank vs Family Banking - Episode 562
Kim and Spencer discuss the important difference between 'Family Bank' and 'Family Banking.' The hosts emphasize that understanding the distinction between these two concepts is crucial to managing personal and familial finances effectively. While Family Bank remains a widely misunderstood and elusive concept due to certain legal and ownership restrictions, Family Banking refers to the strategic process of managing monetary inflow and outflow, which every family can do. Essentially, Family Banking is about understanding the principles of prosperity and the philosophy of cash flow, as well as applying these principles both personally and as a family. The hosts also discussed the importance of pursuing financial literacy for safer and better banking and financial decisions. Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/     Show Notes The importance of language in understanding financial concepts The clarity that comes with understanding family banking, as opposed to the confusion that arises from the term "family bank” Why anyone can practice family banking The importance of focusing on cash flow as a starting point before progressing to other financial considerations Value of repaying loans with interest and how the concept has been lost in present society Opportunity cost in the context of personal finance Individuals avoiding debt due to lack of financial literacy or fear Why personal finances should not be handled with a mindset looking for shortcuts Significance of financial education and having someone trustworthy to help guide you through your financial decisions The importance of having a clear set of financial principles to live by How to adopt or create a set of financial principles based on the seven principles of prosperity Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
22:06 4/9/24
When To Use A Charitable Remainder Trust - Episode 561
Kim and Spencer discuss the concept of Charitable Remainder Trusts, an estate and wealth planning tool that not many people are familiar with. The hosts explain that these trusts allow individuals to donate assets, particularly highly appreciated ones, to a charity while avoiding substantial capital gains taxes that would be incurred as a result of selling these assets. The individual also receives a consistent income stream from the donated asset throughout their lifetime. Notably, these trusts are particularly beneficial to older individuals. One commonly overlooked step in the process, though, is the acquisition of life insurance to ensure that their family is not left without an inheritance when the individual passes away and the remaining value of the asset goes to the charity. Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode. Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/     Show Notes Who can benefit from a charitable remainder trust Dispelling the myth that it is only for those with millions in assets Family dynamics and the need for life insurance when setting up charitable remainder trusts How life insurance and charitable remainder trusts work together What happens when you donate an asset to a charity The potential challenges that come up when a charity inherits the asset What happens when things could go sideways Real-life scenario of someone who used a charitable remainder trust to their advantage Reaching out to your preferred charity to find out their experience with charitable remainder trust Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!    Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
16:07 4/2/24
Becoming Your Own Bank Prosperity Thinkers Version - Episode 560
Kim and Spencer, in this The Prosperity Podcast episode, featured a discussion about whole life insurance as a financial asset and tool for emergencies and opportunities. It started with a historical look at the inception of whole life insurance by "bands of brothers" and church brethren centuries ago, aiming to address the financial losses of term insurance. As opposed to term insurance, whole life insurance was created to build an asset called cash value, which policyholders could borrow against. This role of life insurance in financial planning has expanded over time, with books like Nelson Nash's "Becoming Your Own Banker" and Kim's "Live Your Life Insurance" reiterating its use as a strategy to tackle life events. Kim debunked the misleading term "bank" often used to describe mutual life insurance companies and pointed out that life insurance allows control, liquidity, usability, and equity (CLUE). She also highlighted the need for financial control in current times where bank accounts could be frozen, suggesting using life insurance as a reliable and secure financial tool. The hosts concluded the episode with a note to delve deeper into the intricacies of becoming one's own banker in future episodes. Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/   Show Notes The history of life insurance and how it developed for policyholders to borrow against their cash value Life insurance as a vehicle for becoming truly based on something that is freedom-focused The importance of control in life insurance and the present context when businesses are being shut down and their accounts frozen Importance of having control over money in the present time where accounts can be frozen leading to a lack of freedom How to utilize the life insurance industry for storing extra liquidity Additional recommendations to oneself financially to handle any sudden societal issues Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
13:55 3/26/24
Tax Advantages of Life Insurance Deep Dive - Episode 559
Kim and Spencer discuss the tax advantages and personal protections of life insurance. They discussed points that include the basis of taxation on life insurance, how it is similar to taxation of vehicle and home insurance, and a detailed comparison of life insurance with Roth IRA and 401(k) from a taxation perspective. They briefly talk about borrowing against life insurance cash value and also touch upon the nuances of premium structure and death benefits of a policy.  Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/   Show Notes Why life insurance has been a crucial financial product for hundreds of years The premium structure of whole life insurance and its tax-free growth Benefit and importance of this rider How life insurance loans are taxed How the accelerated benefits rider operates and its benefits The benefits and functionalities of waiver premium and disability insurance together Circumstances under which life insurance loan interest can be tax deductible Suggestions on borrowing against cash value from the bank to avoid potential tax issues with life insurance lenders Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!    Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
20:59 3/19/24
The Detailed Guide on Funding Life Insurance Policies - Episode 558
Kim and Spencer engage in a deep-dive discussion about life insurance policies. They emphasize the importance of having the right mindset and principles when dealing with life insurance policies. They elaborate on the concept of overfunding and underfunding these policies. Kim and Spencer mention how the premium of a policy can build cash value and the ways that a "Paid Up Addition" could increase the death benefit and build cash value. They caution against overfunding your policy beyond the IRS's Modified Endowment Contract (MEC) limit, which could lead to tax implications.  Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/   Show Notes The future possibility of creating a video of the book First step in life insurance - funding "Paid up addition" in life insurance The flexibility of funding in whole life insurance What MEC limit is The seven-year MEC limit analysis The right timing to utilize life insurance Using life insurance in your financial situation The timing of insuring people from multi-generation families Who is the key person in life insurance The concept and benefits of key person life insurance Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
19:37 3/12/24
The Relationship of Luck and Control - Episode 557
Spencer and Kim discuss the concept of luck and its relation to hard work. They argue that luck can be misleading since it insinuates that success doesn't need work or can be taken away at any moment. Instead, they emphasize that working is a way of serving and creating value, making it the foundation for success. They also underline that when one is prepared and actively participating, opportunities arise that may be perceived as luck but in reality, are the product of effort and preparation. The hosts also express skepticism towards beliefs that advocate for good fortune through actions like playing the lottery or burning fake money, highlighting the importance of work, savings, and ownership as the means to control and independence.  Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity  https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/     Show Notes Kim’s perspective on luck and why it's not one of her favorite words Alternative perspective of work as a positive thing The idea of uncontrollable good or bad luck How to create abundance without relying on luck Individual responsibility and control in attaining prosperity Optimizing for independence instead of freedom Dangers of government-sponsored plans removing control from individuals The importance of controlling our reaction to uncertain situations The LUC (Liquidity, Use, Control) concept and how it's misconstrued as "luck" Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
14:31 3/5/24
The Myth of Cutting Expenses - Episode 556
This episode centered around the concept of cutting expenses, discussing how efforts to decrease spending often lead to limited financial success. Referencing the book, No Worries by Jared Dillian, a finance writer and former Wall Street employee, this episode highlighted the drawbacks of focusing solely on expense reduction. Rather than achieving true prosperity, continual cost-cutting may lead to financial stagnation. Spencer and Kim also emphasized the importance of rising above cutting costs and shifting focus onto cultivating abundance and increasing income. They discouraged clinging onto the concept of emergencies and being fixated on escaping debt. This negative focus might invite more of the unwelcome circumstances, aligning with the principle of attracting what one mostly thinks about. Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/ No Worries by Jared Dillian: https://www.amazon.com/No-Worries-live-stress-free-financial/dp/1804090409   Show Notes Why cutting expenses is not always beneficial More insight about Jared Dillian's perspective on cutting expenses Personal experiences in managing day to day expenses Perspective on dealing with debts Why you should increase income rather than merely focusing on cutting costs Suggestion to expand financial thinking Looking at increased upsides rather than cutting costs Importance of thinking positively for prosperity.  Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
17:35 2/27/24
Prosperity Pets - Episode 555
Prosperity Pets consists of a series of stories that provide lessons concerning prosperity. Kim shares the unique idea behind a stuffed pet that is an exact replica of her dog, Emma, leading the hosts to connect it with the idea of Prosperity Pets. The primary aim of these stories is to teach children and adults alike the importance of being prosperity thinkers, akin to pets that pull out positivity and live in the moment. The intention is to combine the fun and engaging nature of pets with the substantial principles of prosperity.  Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/   Prosperity Pets book link for Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/THINK-Adventures-at-Prosperity-Patch-ebook/dp/B0CVLJZ251  Show Notes How animals represent Prosperity Thinkers and how it is incorporated in story format The integration of the series in home learning environments How prosperity can begin at a young age The importance of learning about money Example of how mindset can lead to prosperity How prosperity can start from a checking account and a saving first mentality How changing your mindset is the starting line of prosperity Using the Currence app for building better cash flow habits The perception of wealth and the concept of budgeting Example of inherited wealth and the challenges associated with it How wealth can impact with generations The importance of instilling habits for perpetual wealth The practical implementation of Prosperity Pets in real life to learn about prosperity thinking Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!    Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
17:06 2/20/24
Adaptive Learning and Self-care with Garrett Gunderson - Bonus Episode 554
Kim Butler chats with Garrett Gunderson, they talk about his ongoing book projects including revised versions of "Killing Sacred Cows'' and "What Would the Rockefellers do," and his children's book "I am Money". They delve into the importance of adaptive learning and self-care, illustrating how treating oneself as the greatest asset can lead to better productivity and generosity.  In another segment, Butler shares her views on the perception of work, resilience, failure, and retirement. She argues that work should be enjoyable, and recovery from failure is crucial for growth. Significantly, she introduces her book "Prosperity Pets," a unique approach to teach kids about money using interactive methods.  Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/ https://garrettgunderson.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/garrett-gunderson-651359b3  Show Notes Garrett’s writing projects, focusing on updating his previous books The notable changes since his books were published, like the rise of cryptocurrencies His experience of writing a children's book and a chance meeting with a successful children's book author on a flight The importance of investing in oneself and teaching this concept to the younger generation through children's books The impact of children's education on their understanding of financial management The metaphorical representation of pets in their children's book, "The Prosperity Pets" The underlying message of Kim's children's book, Prosperity Pets, which is about prosperity, thinking and serving others The potential of learning from children's books as adults, especially in fostering an open-minded mindset The hope that the children's book could reach an audience that may not be reading their other books, thus spreading the concept of prosperity thinking Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
29:38 2/15/24
Consequences of Not Thinking Big Enough - Episode 554
This episode talks about the concept of "thinking big enough" inspired by some song lyrics, highlighting the importance of songs as they carry messages that stick. Kim, introduces the term "visioneering", which substitutes setting specific goals with envisioning a future that inspires and propels us forward, as she believes goals can be inherently limiting. She explains that visioneering differs from goal setting as it encourages long-term and expansive thinking that is constantly changing, instead of being strictly focused on achieving specific, short-term, and measurable results. She makes the point that we should keep dreaming and visioneering, and always refer back to what we genuinely want, rather than focusing on societal expectations. Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/ An Almighty Thud by We Were Promised Jetpacks https://open.spotify.com/track/7g8H1198jHO0STkaLlf7zX?si=3180efc283584a6e     Show Notes Reading out and analyzing song lyrics, with a focus on one particular word, 'advocated,' that prompted interesting insights. Comparison of goals to the horizon, which is an ephemeral target that's always moving and inspirational yet disruptive if not handled properly. Discussion on the potential need to move beyond goal setting to visioneering.  Kim advocates for starting from where you currently are and being clear about your dreams and desires for the future. The concept of fluid visioneering, where visions adjust and transform over time as circumstances change. Explaining the importance of leading your own thoughts and inspiring others through personal beliefs and values, with help from a higher power or support system when needed. How to dream bigger for the prosperity community in the coming year by focusing on families and legacy building. Kim explains her process of visioneering by creating a physical environment conducive to expansive thinking. The emphasis on creating a lasting non-monetary legacy for future generations by leaving important lessons and values in them. Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!  Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
19:54 2/13/24
The Offshore Banking Alternative - Episode 553
This episode delves into the topic of offshore banking alternatives. The hosts, contemplating the changing economy and threats of central bank digital currencies, discuss the importance of retaining control over personal wealth. They share fascinating insights into medical tourism and reflect on the attractiveness of the US dollar in countries like Brazil and Mexico. They underline the importance of having control over personal wealth. For those just starting their careers to those with a net worth of fewer than 10 million dollars, they highly recommend considering such domestic institutions over offshore banking alternatives. Ultimately, research, understanding, and control are key factors when it comes to managing finances effectively. Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/     Show Notes The trend of medical tourism and its financial benefits The complexities and risks associated with offshore banking and the need for professional guidance Importance of researching and understanding the administration and legal necessities in offshore banking The resemblance between mutual life insurance companies and credit unions The difference in operations between stock life insurance companies and mutual life insurance companies Where to best store and use dollars Suitability of offshore banking for individuals at various levels of wealth Whole life insurance policy as a beneficial alternative for storing cash and for long-term financial management Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!    Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
22:49 2/6/24
How Celebrity Financial Experts Hinder Prosperity - Episode 552
This episode discusses the 'anti-debt snowball', challenging mainstream financial advice from figures like Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman. The hosts criticize these advisors for focusing solely on eliminating debt without preparing listeners for steps afterward. They argue that efficiently managed debts, such as student loans and mortgages, can be integral to personal financial strategy and shouldn't necessarily be the priority to eliminate. Instead, the hosts emphasize the need for the cash flow focus, particularly for higher-income individuals, and for establishing an emergency opportunity fund. Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/    Show Notes Advice and alternatives for upper-income individuals dealing with student loan, car loan, and mortgage debts Future mortgage types and why mortgage debt should be kept as long as possible Criticism of incorrect information spread by financial personalities Introduction to the benefits of utilizing cash value of whole life insurance as an effective and controlled wealth building strategy Entertainment and influence of financial personalities Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman Assessment of Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman's financial advice Why you should start thinking long-term and have a guide for effective wealth planning and management Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!    Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
12:19 1/30/24
The Impact of Global Events on Personal Finance - Episode 551
Kim and Spencer discuss the importance of regulating one's own reactions to global events, particularly how these events impact personal finance. They emphasize the idea of having a 'news diet' or 'news fast' to maintain a sense of perspective and control, arguing that individuals should not allow uncontrollable world events to impact their controllable personal finances. They also delve into how individual mindset plays a key role in personal finance and the danger of fear. They propose choosing where to direct attention and focusing on positive, prosperous events instead. They also recognize the interconnectedness of external events and personal lives but encourage listeners to think before sharing potentially distressing news, thereby protecting the emotional wellbeing of themselves and others.  Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/     Show Notes The harm that allowing global events outside our control can cause to personal finances, mindsets, and relationships Effects of smaller scale events, such as city or family incidents, on one’s financial life How to manage the consumption of information from world events The importance of being conscious about the information that is interjected into current events Relevance of setting up filters when consuming information and deciding what is worth sharing with others How focusing on catastrophes can hinder prosperous thinking but also present opportunities for problem-solving Kim’s experience in a strategic coach event and how she applied the prosperity lens on the information she got The importance of listening to find potential in every story and praises the positive elements in every situation Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!    Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
14:54 1/23/24
Financial Education For Empowerment - Episode 550
The hosts share their thoughts on financial education and empowerment, critiquing the recent push in high schools for required financial literacy classes, which they feel are of varying quality and focus too heavily on stock trading. They discuss the need for better analysis and interpretation skills in the face of Artificial Intelligence and sound bites that can provide misleading information.  Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/     Show Notes The importance of foundational financial education compared to YouTube sound bites or a reliance on AI for information A politician who proposed concerns about reliance on AI and its implications for financial education The use of the seven principles of prosperity as a guideline for filtering information and making decisions How to navigate persuasive but wrong information Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!    Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
12:33 1/16/24
Aligning Money with Life Goals - Episode 549
This episode of the Prosperity Podcast discusses the importance of aligning money and life goals. The hosts stress the common misconception that personal finance is separate from life's 'woo woo stuff', arguing instead that they are interconnected. They mention the Currence app, which is an invitation-only savings structure that encourages sustainable spending patterns and purposeful saving. However, the app is not for budgeting, which the hosts believe is an ineffective method of managing finances. They stress the importance of 'purposeful spending' and highlight a case example of a family who prioritized saving to the detriment of their lifestyle and personal joy.  Prosperity Thinkers is proud to be an affiliate of the transformative Gravy Stack movement, helping individuals around the world unlock their potential and achieve financial freedom. By providing resources, tools, and mentorship, we contribute to creating a culture of abundance, possibility, and growth. Please note, as an affiliate, we may receive compensation for our efforts. Our collaboration, however, goes beyond financial arrangements; we truly believe in the power of the Gravy Stack movement to change lives and foster prosperity. Best-selling author Kim Butler and Spencer Shaw show you how to take more control of your finances. Tune in to The Prosperity Podcast to learn more about Prosperity Thinkers thinking and strategies today! Do you have a question you would like answered on the show? Please send it to us at hello@prosperitythinkers.com and we may answer it in an upcoming episode.   Links and Resources from this Episode For resources and additional information of this episode go to https://prosperitythinkers.com/podcasts/ https://gravystack.com/prosperity https://prosperitythinkers.com/action/   Show Notes What the Currence app is and how it aids in purpose-driven spending Story about a family that was overzealous with their savings habits, compromising their joy and comfort The importance of individual and family decisions about what brings them joy to spend money on Different examples of purposeful spending are provided, from lavish holidays to upgrading home furniture The importance of preemptive financial decisions Utilization of deliberate saving to allow for unrestrained spending on meaningful things The feasibility of creating extra income streams today with less time commitment How to improve and expand existing businesses   Special Listener Gift Free eBook: Activating Your Prosperity Guide. Kim Butler's groundbreaking eBook/ audiobook explains why typical financial advice may be sabotaging your wealth... and what to do instead!    Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe on your favorite podcast player to get the latest episodes. iTunes RSS
13:21 1/9/24

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