Feb 25, 2021
In episode 339 of Financially Simple, Justin considers why Business Owners’ personal finances can be such a mess.
Running your own business is like spinning plates, there’s a lot going on and if we don’t pay attention something gets overlooked and crashes, and, oftentimes, this is our own financials. In this episode, Justin looks at reasons why the business owner’s personal finances are usually overlooked, and gives some ways to address the problem.
There are many different ways that business owners can allow owning a business to harm their personal finances. For the sake of time, I'm only going to outline a few of the primary offenses that get business owners into personal financial trouble. If you read through this list and find that you can personally relate to any of them, don't worry. I'm going to follow up with ways to help you protect yourself, so you don't end up looking at your personal finances in your 30s or your personal wealth in your 40s, 50s, or 60s and think, "I'm going to have to work well into my 80s!"
Now that we have an idea of some of the typical ways business owners harm their personal finances through their businesses, let's shift gears. As business owners, what are the simplest ways to protect our personal finances from our businesses? How do we protect ourselves? Finances don't have to be difficult. So, whatever season of life you find yourself in, protect your personal finances. Pay yourself first and move on from there.
As we wrap this up, I hope you've taken a good hard look at a very personal subject. You might be one of the fortunate ones that can look at this subject and say, "I'm doing great!" If you are, then I applaud you. But, maybe you've seen some things that you don't like. If that's you, what are you going to do about it? What are you going to do today to change the trajectory of your life? What you do today can affect your personal finances in your 30s or your personal wealth in your 40s. It will likely impact your retirement when you've reached your 60s.
Believe it or not, these aren’t uncommon issues for business owners. I see it day in and day out. We help business owners put their personal and business finances on track to work in unison to reach their goals every day. We aim to teach business owners how they could double their net worth every 3 - 5 years. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, reach out to us!
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00:46 - Life as a Business Owner Has Wrecked My Personal Finances
02:42 - How Did We Get Here
03:41 - The Primary Offenses
07:57 - How Do We Protect Ourselves
08:29 - Make an Entity
08:54 - Build an Emergency Fund
09:53 - Have the Correct Insurance Coverage
10:18 - Don’t Sacrifice Your Retirement Savings
14:22 - Keep Debt to a Minimum
16:06 - Summary
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Justin A. Goodbread, CFP®, CEPA,
CVGA, is a nationally recognized financial planner, business
educator, wealth manager, author, speaker, and entrepreneur. He has
20+ years of experience teaching small business owners how to
start, buy, grow, and sell businesses. He is a multi-year recipient
of the Investopedia Top 100 Advisor and 2018 Exit Planning
Institute’s Exit Planner Leader of the Year.
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