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Live 4 Financial Freedom

59 EpisodesProduced by Bruce MillsWebsite

Become a Paid Subscriber: https://anchor.fm/live4/subscribeThis is our journey through Marriage, Raising Teenagers to Financial Freedom. Financial Freedom (FIRE) can help give you choices in life. We share stories to help couples getting married, married. Helping parents survive raising kids to plan… read more

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Guiding Your Senior Parents Through a Downsizing Move

September 13th, 2021

13:43

Helping your senior parents downsize and move can come with exciting adventures and unanticipated difficulties. On one hand, you know your parents …

Minimalist Lifestyle

September 8th, 2021

18:50

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We have all probably heard the important lesson of living on less that we make. Some say “Less is More” or …

More Life Lessons for our Boys

August 27th, 2021

19:26

I know over the years we have family learning lessons. A lot of the lessons we had recapped and put in our book called “Money Secrets to Make You …

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August 25th, 2021

12:39

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Haven’t you learned so many things over the years from different people. Maybe it was a class in school or …

Government Concerns over Bitcoins and other Digital Currencies

March 25th, 2021

19:02

Governments and people alike are nervous I would be because anything thing that is unknown or not normal can make people nervous. Our protective …

Bitcoin Scams to Beware of

March 18th, 2021

18:25

We seem to live in the world of scams now a days. There was probably many scams back when I was a kid but now that I have kids they seem to be coming out of the woodwork. We just try to prepare our kids of possible …

What is a Bitcoin Cryptocurrency

March 11th, 2021

17:54

Bitcoins have been talked about a lot in the news and online. Some people are scared about it and some people are excited about it. One of my friends …

Earn Bitcoins at these Sites

March 4th, 2021

19:09

Bitcoins have been in the news big time over the last few years and stories of how people got super rich. I do have to say that I once had a lot of Bitcoins that I had earned back over ten years ago. I didn’t take it …

Will our Boys Take Action or Not towards their Financial Freedom

February 25th, 2021

19:29

Our boys are good boys and we are very proud of them and love them to death. But they still worry me that they may not be Financially Free in the future because of their lack of Action towards Money and Education. Like …

Frugal like a Billionaire

February 18th, 2021

15:47

We like to point out to the boys all the time the people that are rich and famous but yet living frugal lifestyles. Our boys like to put these youtubers to Tik Tok kids up on a pedestal because they drive fancy cars and …

Another Reason Why to Wait for taking out Social Security

February 4th, 2021

17:30

The more questions we ask the more we learn about Social Security to help us with our Retirement Projections. My Dad and myself got talking about what happens when once spouse dies how much the other spouse gets then …

Fix or Sell your Car

January 21st, 2021

18:14

Recently we took our car in for an Oil Change and the Store Manager came out to the sitting area and gave me a long list of repairs the car needs. It was over $3,600. I said to him that the cars value isn’t much over …

Things Happen like COVID-19

January 7th, 2021

18:36

Hope you had a fun New Year’s Eve and New Years Day. I am excited that it is 2021 and all the new opportunities we have this year. It would be hard …

Gratitude this Holiday Season

December 24th, 2020

15:18

Christmas is tomorrow and then we start a new year in just seven days. Are you looking forward to the holidays or are you feeling down? This time of …

Stocks - Should We Hold or Should We Sell

December 10th, 2020

12:32

There are a lot of different philosophies on the subject of if you should stay in the market through the up and down times or not. Some of my friends …

Financial Planner Costs and Questions to Ask

December 3rd, 2020

13:44

We have taught our boys to shop around for the best Financial Planner that they like. We have told them to do research on different Financial …

Consulting with your Financial Team Yearly

November 23rd, 2020

12:38

Everyone has different situations and goals in life. Not everyone may need to have a Financial Team or if they have one maybe they don’t need to see them yearly. For instance, my Mom who has no Assets and lives in a …

Factoring Inflation in our Retirement Projections

November 12th, 2020

10:51

Most people that work at a job hopes to get a pay raise each year. Some employees want them more than once a year. Wages is one of the largest expenses they have to run their business.

If you own a business then you …

Most Important Opinion is Yours

November 5th, 2020

10:21

Bottom line with all the news and experts out there the final decision when it comes to our Personal Finances is our own. That is what we teach our …

Pension Qualify For

September 17th, 2020

11:06

Pensions aren’t as common as they were back when my Dad was working at International Harvester. They made Farm Equipment there in Rock Island, IL. They had a Union there which my Dad was a Shop Steward for the Union. …

Retirement Withdraw Rate Plan

September 10th, 2020

10:56

Many people I have talked to said one of the things they worry about is running out of money during their retirement years. I have those worries also myself. The more studies that I read about and people I talk to that …

Cut Out Cable TV and Expensive Cell Phone Plans

September 3rd, 2020

9:51

Who are people trying to impress with expensive Apple Cell Phones and having Cable TV with all the Streaming Channels? If people are in debt or not even half ways towards their Financial Freedom goals, do they need …

Protect Yourself from Scams and Fraud

August 20th, 2020

14:57

We get phone calls, emails and texts daily at our house of people trying to get our information or to scam us. Everything from someone in England …

Seperate Checking Accounts for Personal Accounts and Other Accounts

August 13th, 2020

9:26

Darlene and myself have many different checking accounts from Personal Accounts to Business Accounts. We teach our boys to have separate personal checking accounts if they are married or in a relationship. Also, we …

Any Large Purchase you both should agree on it first

August 6th, 2020

10:32

Whether you are married, in a committed relationship to being single we teach our boys to agree with their significant other or if single than a friend or relative before a large purchase.

This is really important if …

Communication and Review time with your Spouse or other

July 30th, 2020

13:07

Communication is so important in any relationship. When we have our monthly review meetings with our Spouse or significant other one it can be a …

Monthly and Yearly Profit and Loss Recaps for your Home and Busienss

July 23rd, 2020

11:08

This is something I look forward to do each month and at the end of the year. I know I may sound weird but I like to work with numbers and analyze how we did for the month or year.

Darlene and myself have recaps of …

Track Expenses and Income Daily

July 16th, 2020

12:02

To know if you are winning or losing you need to keep score. Just like in golf. You need to count all your strokes to know what your score was for …

Home Mortgage or Rent be less than 25% of Income

July 2nd, 2020

10:40

Over the years I have known many people that spent too much on a home they bought or a place they wanted to rent. Then something happens to them like a job loss or going to a new job where they made less money and now, …

Extra Savings Invest in your Brokerage Account

June 25th, 2020

12:22

Last year when the Navy recruiters came over to our house the one recruiter brought up about how he wished his parents would have taught him the …

Protect your Paycheck with Disabilty Insurance

June 18th, 2020

10:59

During my working years I always paid for Disability Insurance to make sure I was covered. Back in the days I had heard many stories of people who had freak accidents and were out of work for quite a while and needed …

Celebrate Successes after each Milestone

June 4th, 2020

11:51

Who doesn’t like a party? We do in our house for sure. We work hard working towards our Financial Freedom goals and it is fun to celebrate when we achieve one of our goals along the way.

We have many goals we set each …

Invest in your Companies 401k Plan if they have a Company Match

May 21st, 2020

12:15

Some people ask the question if they would be better off investing in their own IRA rather than investing in their companies 401K plan? If your …

Continue Your Education your whole Lifetime

May 14th, 2020

11:59

When I worked for a company year’s back, they required every employee in the corporate office that was on the bonus plan needed to do continuing education to qualify for up to 25% of their Bonus Potential.

For me it was …

Having a Will

April 30th, 2020

15:22

Back in 1990 I think I got our first will done and it was a pretty simple Will at the time. Now the older we get we have revised our Will and other …

Save all Raises and Bonus Checks

April 23rd, 2020

14:47

Whether someone wants to get their debt paid off or if they want to really focus on investing for their Financial Freedom goals then this might help. …

Darlene employed to age 65 for Health Insurance

April 9th, 2020

12:42

Health Insurance is a major expense for some people. It is an expense we teach our boys to factor in their Financial Freedom plans. Medicare Insurance doesn’t start till age 65 so if we quit working before than we will …

No Loans to Family or Friends

March 19th, 2020

12:28

Most people probably would say they love and care for their family and friends. Myself I like to solve problems because I don’t like to see anyone …

Once Debt Free - Stay Debt Free

March 5th, 2020

15:23

Once debt free it is important to stay debt free. This is one of the lessons we teach our boys. It is easy to get back into debt if you let yourself once you are debt free. I know this from personal experience. I let …

Social Security Starting at age 70

February 27th, 2020

13:17

Everyone has different situations that can affect when they choose to start taking Social Security payments. Some of my friends started at age 62 and …

Checking Receipts for Errors for Financial Freedom

February 20th, 2020

13:19

We just showed the boys again today how we were over charged at the store. It was only $4.20 on that trip but like we told them that $4.20 if it …

Research all costs before buying a Pet

January 30th, 2020

17:19

Most people would say they love pets. I know growing up I had Rabbits, Fish and Dogs. As an adult I had dogs also until I was in my mid-thirties. My …

Don't Co-Sign on Any Loans for Anyone

January 16th, 2020

18:13

Have you ever co-signed on a loan for someone before? If so, how did it work out? I have had many friends that co-signed loans from student loans to personal loans for their kids, relatives or friends and some of those …

Action Step 3 to Save $1,000

January 9th, 2020

16:59

Prime reason why you should do Action Step 3 of the Mills Way to Financial Freedom 10 Action Steps just happened to us recently. I got a call from …

Mills Way Action Steps

December 26th, 2019

24:04

We have the Mills Way to Financial Freedom rules that we teach our boys. Today let’s talk about the main Action Steps that we teach our boys so they …

Build a Financial Team

December 19th, 2019

16:25

It would be really hard or impossible to know everything about everything even though my teenagers think they do. LOL Building a Financial team is …

Buy Used Cars

December 12th, 2019

18:56

Car shopping isn’t one of the most enjoyable things for a lot of people. A friend of mine once said he would rather go to the Dentist then go car …

Learn to say the word "NO"

December 5th, 2019

13:37

How does the word “No” have anything to do with reaching your Financial Freedom Goals you may be asking me? It is a huge factor, I think. You need to be able to say “No” at times to be able to stay on your budget and …

Goals for Financial Freedom

November 28th, 2019

13:41

Setting Financial Goals is the first rule in the Mills Way to Financial Freedom rules that we covered with the boys. The importance of goals is to …

Christmas Budget

November 21st, 2019

14:42

Christmas is around the corner and people are starting to think about what they want to give at Christmas time. At our house we have our Christmas Tree up and our Outside decorations up also. We have been getting …

Always Ask for a Deal with Seth Sanchez

November 14th, 2019

12:35

Today is a good day since I was able to do my first pod cast with Seth who is our Son. He is 13 years old and a future star in any thing he goes …

Surviving Divorce

November 7th, 2019

18:44

Divorce Sucks.. Sucks.. Sucks…. Divorce is not a favorite topic for me, it is an ugly word and a word we never talked about in my parents house when I was a kid. I never even knew anyone personally before I got married …

Have Enough Insurance Protection

October 31st, 2019

20:08

Insurance isn’t maybe the most exciting subject but one that Darlene and myself feel is important to cover with our Teenage Boys. We want them to know that they need to protect their assets as their assets grow. …

NO Student Loans for our Teenagers

October 24th, 2019

17:12

We feel it’s so important for Logan and Seth to start their lives after college with no Student Loans and No Car loans. No Debt at all. We are …

Disney Family Cruise to Mexico 2019 Review

October 22nd, 2019

24:53

This was our second Disney Cruise to Mexico. We left out of San Diego, CA. We were gone 3 days and 2 nights so it was a quick trip. But the boys loved it and loved the other cruise also. Now they want us to book a 7 day …

Sales Challenges

October 20th, 2019

33:36

Sales is Hard. Most days you have to be your own Cheerleader. You may say that you aren't in sales but I would disagree. We all are in sales …

Live for Happiness

October 18th, 2019

44:27

Live for Happiness is way better than being stressed out. I give in the Podcast some ways I help to reduce stress and be Happier in my life. …

Live for Balance in your Life

October 16th, 2019

40:07

Living in Balance is hard. In this show I hope to help you live a life in more balance. It may be impossible to ever be in perfect balance but I hope to help you improve. 

Visit my Podcast at www.Live4.Clubon Anchor.fm, …

Stocks Buy or Sell

October 14th, 2019

38:08

Darlene asked me if we should sell our Stocks with the market so high. What are your plans? We don't have a Crystal Ball in our house to know what to …

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