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Get Your FILL, Financial Independence and Long Life

Get Your FILL, Financial Independence and Long Life

By Christine Mccarron

One day I woke up and I was 50 years old. I don't know how it happened but it was pretty depressing. Especially since I had virtually no money saved for retirement and no clue what I wanted to be when I grew up.
Now, I'm on a mission to create financial independence, financial FREEdom and - since I'm too old to retire early - a long, happy, healthy life! With the help of fascinating guests who are expert investors, holistic health practitioners, coaches and speakers, we tackle the tough questions like: Why? and How? Join me on this ride for your life!
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Get Your FILL, Financial Independence and Long LifeMay 17, 2021

Illuminate your Future with Ben Hockema

Illuminate your Future with Ben Hockema

Is your financial future in perfect condition?

How will you pay yourself after retirement?

Are you on track for your financial goals?

What changes immediately in your life if you pick up a winning lottery ticket?

Ben Hockema is your guy to get to that goal.

Ben Hockema is the founder of Illuminate Wealth Management. Ben is a Certified Financial Planner and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Financial Planning Magazine, among others.

From Ben: 

Everyone has uncertainty. What does the future hold? How do I balance today and tomorrow? How do I provide and plan for my family? How do I stop worrying about the financial side of my business and instead focus on creating the impact I feel called to make?

I work with individuals, families and small business owners on their full financial picture; everything from cash flow and paying for education to saving and investing for big goals such as retirement, to individual and small business tax planning so that my clients can gain clarity and develop a path that is unique to their own goals, hopes and dreams.

Do you know how your financial life fits into your LIFE? Are your finances working toward your fulfillment, or standing in your way? I work to empower my clients to make decisions about their money that helps them achieve their goals, find fulfillment in their finances, and prepare for their future, whatever it holds.

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Jun 05, 202338:42
Men over 40, Lose Weight Easily with Brian Gryn

Men over 40, Lose Weight Easily with Brian Gryn

Are you a man over 40 years old?

Is your belly as flat as you want it to be?

Are you as fit and toned as you once were?

Do you think that getting in shape has to be a part-time job?

Want to feel great, look amazing and do it all without counting a single calorie?

Meet Brian Gryn!

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Most men think that losing weight and inches after 40 has to be restrictive – counting calories, adding points or cutting out food groups entirely. When in fact, just a few small changes to the type of food they're eating and the timing of when they’re eating it would make the biggest and fastest impact.


I have taken my 15+ years of experience in the health and wellness field along with my personal health journey to create a customized 6 month one on one coaching program designed to get results. We will focus on optimizing sleep, stress, nutrition, meal timing and building lean muscle. The Fat Burner Blueprint is designed for 40+ year old males looking to lose body fat around their waist, gain muscle without compromising joint integrity, and increase energy levels throughout the day.

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May 29, 202336:28
Find your Franchise Fit with Scotty Milas
May 22, 202338:19
Pay Yourself Forward with Adam Carroll

Pay Yourself Forward with Adam Carroll

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 Does your retirement plan include dying before your money runs out?

Would you like to be able to afford to live forever?

 Adam says that most people can be 100% debt free - including mortgage - in 3-5 years!

Is this guy crazy?

In this week’s episode of Get Your FILL Podcast, Adam Carroll is going to blow your mind!

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About Adam:


Adam Carroll has decades of experience working with families and business owners who are interested in creating massive efficiencies when it comes to their income and wealth building capacity. With an unwavering commitment to helping people make the most of the money they make, while limiting risk, reducing tax liabilities, and increasing liquidity, Adam Carroll has spent 15 years helping people do more with the money they make. He is an internationally recognized financial literacy expert, author of three Amazon best-sellers, a two-time TED talk speaker with over 6 million views on YouTube and, and is the creator of the Broke, Busted & Disgusted documentary which aired on CNBC and is shown in hundreds of high schools and colleges across the country. He is the host of the Build A Bigger Life podcast, the curator of and founder of The Shred Method™.

May 15, 202352:22
Mitigate the Downside with Rich Kasparian

Mitigate the Downside with Rich Kasparian

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Do you find yourself buying high and selling low?

Are you steering clear of the stock market because you're afraid of volatility?

Do you think protection is just money that the mafia extorts?

Meet Rich Kasparian, a contrarian in the stock world. His programs and unique approach to stock investing will surprise you! 

About Rich:

Garden City Financial Group is a comprehensive financial services firm committed to helping you work towards the goal of improving your long-term financial success. Our customized programs are designed to help grow and conserve your wealth by delivering a professional level of personalized service.

Rich Kasparian is the founder of Garden City Financial Group Inc., a firm headquartered in Garden City, New York. The firm works passionately with individuals, families, and businesses to plan, manage, and pursue their financial goals with confidence. In 2009, Rich founded the firm because he knew there was a need for sound, personalized, and independent advice in the confusing world of financial planning that sometimes seems to lack common sense. Before Garden City Financial Group, he worked as a tenured Financial Advisor at Citi Smith Barney and covered multiple branches. He was also responsible for hosting numerous financial seminars for Citibank employees as well as outside corporations.

Rich offers securities and utilizes the vast platform available through LPL Financial, the largest independent broker dealer in the country*. He is a graduate of St. John’s University, and holds Series 7, 63, and 65 licenses(registrations with LPL Financial) and is licensed as an Insurance Producer(Life, Accident,& Health) in various states.

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May 08, 202333:40
(Self) Storage for your Investments with Jacob Vanderslice

(Self) Storage for your Investments with Jacob Vanderslice

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Looking for a place to store your money?

Forget fancy investments! Store your money in the lucrative self-storage industry.

Today's guest on Get Your FILL Podcast is Jacob Vanderslice. Jacob shares his introduction to self storage investing and explains that even though it's not sexy, it's definitely worth investigating.

About Jacob:

Jacob Vanderslice is Principal at VanWest Partners, a Denver-based real estate investment firm focusing on the acquisition and management of self-storage centers and other opportunistic real estate throughout the United States. By focusing on this conservative and growing real estate sector, VanWest has established a track record with over $238mm in real estate assets. Jacob and his partners’ success is driven by a commitment to delivering an expertly-executed, adaptable strategy with an institutional investment approach.

The diverse background of VanWest’s principals allows the company to look at investments outside the traditional, single focus strategy of many companies. Uncovering value when the value is not obvious allows Jacob and his team to maximize investment performance to their stakeholders.

Jacob is passionate about educating investors about self-storage, urban infill repositioning, redevelopment of distressed commercial assets, and other untraditional investment opportunities. He focuses on investments driven by data and reveals and maximizes opportunities to make a positive and lasting impact in the lives of his clients and investors.

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May 01, 202336:31
Be a Financial PowHERhouse with Nicholle Overkamp

Be a Financial PowHERhouse with Nicholle Overkamp

Apr 24, 202341:54
Investing in Land with Brad Warren

Investing in Land with Brad Warren

You know that vacant lot that just turned into a huge housing development?
Remember when that mall was just a bunch of weeds and a rusted car?
What if you could see the future and invest in those assets before the value exploded?

In today’s Get Your FILL - Financial Independence & Long Life podcast, Brad Warren explains how his company is looking into the future and identifying those opportunities in time for you to jump on them. It’s a quiet path to wealth but it can be a very lucrative one -and totally passive!

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About Brad Warren:

Brad Warren is a national and international speaker, author, seminar leader, and business coach.  He has traveled to 19 foreign countries and 27 of the United States over the last 25 years, teaching a wide range of business courses, including time management, customer service, communication skills, how to design and deliver powerful presentations, how to run better meetings, lead generation, and negotiation skills.  He's also coached over 500+ business owners and sole proprietors on goal setting and accomplishment, business planning and implementation, and how to be more effective and productive (which means more sales and more revenue!).


 He is the 2014 recipient of the Bay East Association of Realtors Affiliate of the Year award, and the author of Just Sold! The Real Estate Professionals Guide to Selling More in Less Time.  He’s spoken at the National Association of Realtors 2016 and 2017 Annual Conventions on Time Block Your Way to Success with Less Stress!  He’s also certified to teach The ONE Thing, the all-day workshop based on the national best-seller of the same name by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. 


After 40+ years as a business coach, speaker, and trainer, Brad transitioned to a new career as a land banking consultant, helping patient investors build generational wealth by investing in land. 

Apr 17, 202342:23
Send the Kids to College Debt FREE with Ann Garcia!

Send the Kids to College Debt FREE with Ann Garcia!

Planning for college isn’t impossible— and it is important! Ann Garcia has made it her goal to share her knowledge on the topic with as many people as possible. 

Ann Garcia has helped thousands of families save millions of dollars on college. Her book How to Pay for College offers a step-by-step process to get a great college education at a price that works for your family.

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From Ann: 

Like you, I’m a parent. I have twins who are attending their top-choice colleges—one at an elite private school, the other at an out-of-state public school—because they were able to get scholarship packages that made those choices fit our family’s budget. 

I’m also a CFP® and owner of Independent Progressive Advisors, a fee-only Registered Investment Advisor in Portland OR, author of The College Financial Lady blog  ( My blog has approximately 15,000 subscribers in various media (blog, Facebook). In addition, I’m regularly cited in national media (New York Times, US News & World Report) on the subject of college planning. I earned a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and am a member of Phi Beta Kappa and of NAPFA, the leading association of fee-only financial advisors.  

Early in my career as an advisor, I noticed that clients had so many questions about college—and very few advisors were willing to tackle those questions. Since I kept hearing the same questions again and again (and wanted the answers myself), I started writing down answers in blog format, and The College Financial Lady was born. After seven years, I have developed a wealth of content on this topic through research, interaction with readers, and personal experience. Two years ago, I had an opportunity to put my knowledge to the test when the time came for my own children to apply to college.

Apr 10, 202342:32
Cover your Butt with Gold with Lynnette Zang