BTM174: Budgeting, Saving and Investing for Financial Freedom with Todd Miller

This week on the podcast, I interviewed a real estate investor/financial coach Todd Miller, who has spent the past 11 years building up his passive income portfolio to quit his job.

His strategy was straightforward and not at all different from the plans many of us make to leave our soul sucking day job.

You know… Budget, save, invest and retire early on the beach somewhere.

If only it were that simple.

See we can know the steps but not understand them. We can understand the steps but not implement them. We can implement them but not succeed.

There are numerous areas in which we can fall short of the ever elusive financial freedom that we desire.

But if you’ve known me for any stretch of time, you are aware that I’ve made it my mission to help all of us better succeed.

Rather than claiming life changing results in a single episode, we wanted to help you with the baby steps for budgeting, saving and investing in hopes that these small actions will have massive results for you later down the line. This is a good one!

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Todd’s Website

Recommended Book:

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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Lifestyle Design App:

Google Docs

BTM149: Money Advice They Don’t Want You To Know with Chris Miles

Chris Miles, today’s guest, is a leading authority on quickly creating wealth by increasing monthly cash flow and creating passive income.

He has shown hundreds of thousands internationally how to free up or generate tens of thousands of dollars each year! Chris has been featured in US News, CNN Money, and

On today’s show Chris and I discuss popular money myths plaguing today’s world and exactly how to make sure you don’t fall victim to these traps.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Why your financial advisor sucks
  • How you should look at your rate of return
  • Why the 401K match is not as impactful as you think
  • How to pay down debt and invest at the same time


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Chris Miles Website

Recommended Book:

The Bible

Lifestyle Design App:

Mint: Budget Tracking App

BTM110: Work the Room & Build Financial Relationships with Rob Wilson

Rob Wilson, today’s guest, has been dubbed “Hip Hop’s Financial Advisor” because he is a trusted advisor to professional athletes & entertainers;  Rob believes that we can all learn from their success. If you’re ready to get your financial relationships in order so that you can build real wealth and live the life of your dreams, this episode is for you.

We’ll help you through the process of learning how to make more money, spend more wisely, and build better relationships.


Key Points From This Episode:

  • How to be intentional with your wealth
  • How Rob has made his connections with celebrities
  • How Rob perfected his relationship building skills
  • The Honesty & Trustworthiness moral code
  • The best way to attend social events by yourself
  • 3 Powerful relationship building books


Relationship Building Books:

-Never Eat Alone

-How to Work a Room

-How to Win Friends and Influence People


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Rob’s Website

Before the Millions Book:

Think & Grow Rich

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Lifestyle Design Apps:




BTM 48: 90 Days to 5K Passive Income a Month and Beyond with Edna Keep

Have you heard of the Rule of 97? In 1897, 97% of Americans were employers. By 1997, 97% of Americans were employees. A new time is upon us and another major shift is coming. As we continue to leverage the power of the internet and technology, it’s easier than ever to become a location independent entrepreneur and investor. We discuss this immensely in this weeks’ Tip of the Week.

Even more profound, on todays show, today’s guest Edna Keep and I are going to show you the path to 5k in 90 Days.

Edna Keep’s journey from single mom at age 16 – living in subsidized housing

with a daughter in subsidized daycare – to multi-millionaire Real Estate

Entrepreneur and Coach inspires others. Her major operations are long-term

buy-and-hold rentals apartment buildings. Her claim to fame is a $60 Million

real estate portfolio built with “Other People’s Money.”

She is the author of Multiple Ways To Wealth: Creating Your Prosperous Lifestyle and real estate investment teacher, has a deep understanding of what investors want in a deal. As a former financial advisor, Edna helps connect investors with everyday people who want to create true passive income for the long term.

We share a passion for helping individuals hit their first milestone of 5k in passive income and we breakdown exact how you can achieve this in 3 easy steps:

  1. Build a “Power” Team around you to do the heavy lifting (most important – you need a mentor to be apart of that team).
  2. Shift your MINDSET -> You are the prize!
  3. GO BIG (we’ll define this in the episode)


Links mentioned in the show:

Edna Keep

Why “A” Students Work for “C” Students and Why “B” Students Work for the Government

Meditation App: Omvana

2 Free Books Today on Audible


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BTM 04: Where do you get your financial advice from with Brent Sutherland

On today’s show we have financial advisor and real estate investor, Brent Sutherland. Brent has worked in financial services for over 11 years, both in the corporate accounting and investment world, and in the boutique financial planning arena. He has witnessed, firsthand, how the financial services industry has fashioned itself into an overly complex machine in an effort to cause confusion, encourage mistakes, and justify fees; all to better benefit its own bottom line.


Brent is the owner of a financial planning company called Ntellivest, and his objective is to help individuals turn off the noise and challenge the traditional approach to financial planning and thinking. He believes there is a strong correlation between financial noise and financial mistakes, which can further delay one’s personal financial success. In his experience as a financial advisor and personal finance enthusiast, Brent has found that most often the simplest solutions and some outside the box thinking will better help individuals on their way towards having a better grip of their own financial world.


Key Points From This Episode

  • Find out what early retirement means to Brent.
  • Brent shares his story and dives into more of his background and who he is today.
  • Discover how Brent developed his financial skills first before applying them to his own finances.
  • Learn how Brent got started in real estate investing alongside his financial planning business.
  • Find out why financial advisors working on commission are not partial to real estate investing.
  • Understand more about the differences between stocks and real estate; both good and bad.
  • Learn how to make good investments and structure your portfolio to yield the best returns.
  • Find out what to look for to find the right financial advisor that is aligned with your fee structure and your investment interests.
  • Learn how Brent got started with his company, how it works, and what services they offer.
  • Find out how Brent plans to grow his business in his three-year plan.
  • Discover Brent’s opinions on Snapchat and whether people should be buying into it.
  • Find out which books had the biggest impact on Brent’s life.
  • Hear about the sacrifices Brent had to make before the millions.
  • Brent gives advice to new financial advisors on how to build up your credibility.
  • Understand why you need to start stepping out of the system and start thinking differently.
  • And much more!



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Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Brent Sutherland’s Website –


Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

The Behavior Gap by Carl Richard


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