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Why Going Against the Grain Is the Path to Prosperity

“Follow your arrow wherever it points.”
– Kasey Mugraves, singer-songwriter

Today’s blog post comes to us from Tammi Brannan of InstictiveLife.com. Tammi is Kim’s sister and a trusted coach for some of our clients.

Going Against the Grain

I want you to imagine your 10-year-old self. Did you go against the grain? If you did, you were going against the rules of your parents or the advice of a friend. Even as a kid, going against the grain could label you an outcast or land you in detention as a rule breaker. We learn early on to not fight the system if we want to get ahead, get friends and escape the “long arm” of authority.

It’s the carrot and stick method of socializing young minds to the rules of our society. However, it carries with it a big price. As we conform to the rules around us, whether on the playground, the classroom or the work world, we lose our natural selves and begin ignoring our instincts. And yet, these two things are the keys to our personal success and prosperity! Continue reading

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How to Handle Negative Interest Rates (Episode 076)

P4P076-howtohandlenegativeinterestratesJoin Kim Butler and Todd Strobel today as they discuss negative interest rates. Learn about what they are, what their purpose is, and how that should affect your investment strategy. Also find out whether, ultimately, negative interest rate are a positive or negative thing for our economic well being.

Always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at welcome@partners4prosperity.com, with any and all of your questions, comments, and concerns. We’d love to hear from you! Continue reading

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Michael Burry on the Last – and the Next – Financial Crisis (Part 2)

“It’s sort of like the flood’s about to happen and you’re Noah.”
― Michael Lewis, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

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Last week in “Michael Burry on the Last – and Next – Financial Crisis, Part 1,” we summarized the causes of the 2008 financial crisis and featured a video of Dr. Michael Burry’s Chancellor’s Lecture at Vanderbilt University, “Missteps to Mayhem,” on the same topic.

This week, we examine what has – and hasn’t changed in the last 10 years, and what that means for the future, including a look into the mortgage market and Dr. Burry’s predictions.
 

Has Anything Changed?

Yes, some changes are positive.
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Avoiding Faux Prosperity (Episode 75)

P4P-avoidingfauxprosperityWelcome to the seventy-fifth episode of the prosperity podcast! Join our host Todd Strobel and bestselling author Kim Butler as they discuss the important difference between faux prosperity and real prosperity. Learn why annuities and universal life are more accurately labeled as faux prosperity products and how to become more aware of financial products that don’t deliver on their promise.

And of course, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at welcome@partners4prosperity.com, with all your questions, comments, and concerns. We’d love to hear from you!
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Michael Burry on the Last – and the Next – Financial Crisis (Part 1)

“A boy with one eye sees the world differently from everyone else.”
~ Michael Lewis, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

causes-of-financial-crisisIronically, Dr. Michael Burry, the neurologist in residency turned hedge fund manager with a glass eye (played by Christian Bale in The Big Short) was the first money manager with the vision to see the subprime mortgage meltdown coming.

Following up to last week’s review of The Big Short, we look back and examine what exactly caused the subprime crisis to see what lessons can be learned. This week, we include Michael Burry’s analysis of the past crisis given in a fascinating lecture to Vanderbilt University. In Part 2 next week, we’ll reflect on what has changed – for the better and worse – since the subprime mortgage debacle crashed the economy, and what Burry’s predictions for the next financial crisis. Continue reading

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The Worst Day to Invest (Episode 074)

P4P074-theworstdaytoinvestThe worst day to invest your money is tomorrow! This episode of the prosperity podcast centers around the importance of educating ourselves and investing our money today, and not tomorrow. Join best selling financial author Kim Butler and host Todd Strobel as they discuss the importance of acting now and the cost of indecision.

If you would like the opportunity for us to answer your question on the show or to be a guest on our show, be sure to keep sending us questions and reach out to us!

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Interview with Kaylea Butler (Episode 073)

On this episode of the Prosperity Podcast, join us as we interview Kaylea Butler, an eighteen year old University of Denver Environmental Science Major and the daughter of Kim Butler, to get a look into the perspective of the next generation. Tune in as we talk environmental crises, possible solutions, and the way our youth are educated (or aren’t educated!) on financial matters.

If you would like the opportunity for us to answer your question on the show or to be a guest on our show, be sure to keep sending us questions and reach out to us!

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