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2022 FEATURE

The Importance of an Exit Strategy for Business Owners (Ep. 33)



As a business owner, your company’s future depends on your actions today. And making the wrong action could end up costing your family, your employees, and your business more than you realize.

In this episode, Keith Beggs sits down with Nick Dupre, Board Certified Estate, Tax Planning Attorney and Managing Partner at Stanfield & Dupre, PLLC, to discuss the importance of trust planning, and why you need to have a plan in place should the unfortunate happen and you can no longer run your business. 

Keith and Nick discuss: 

  • The value of trusts specifically for business owners
  • How to ensure your business is synchronized and runs well without you
  • The importance of setting up a plan if you should become no longer able to take care of your business 
  • What the process of exit strategy planning looks like for a business owner 
  • An attorney’s perspective of areas of pitfalls and mistakes commonly made during the asset protection, and exit strategy planning processes 
  • And more! 

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The Four Rs of a Business Owner: Recruit, Reward, Retain & Retire with John McDonough (Ep.30) 

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About our Guest: Nicholas A. Dupre is a native Houstonian and worked for more than 10 years for two premier boutique firms in the Houston and Woodlands area before becoming an owner and partner in 2017. He is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate and concentrates on probate, estate and gift tax planning, business planning and taxation, asset protection, estate administration, charitable organizations, real estate transactions, tax controversies, and intellectual property transactions.

In 2004, Nick earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Trinity University. In 2007, he earned his law degree (Juris Doctorate) from the Texas A&M School of Law, where he graduated cum laude. Nick is a member of the Houston Business Estate Planning Council, the Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association, and the Woodlands Kiwanis Club.

In addition to his career as an attorney, Nick, his wife, Adryan, and their four children attend Berachah and C3 Christ Community Church of Magnolia. Nick is an accomplished pianist and regularly competes in marathons and other endurance events, recently completing his third full distance Ironman Triathlon.


2022 FEATURE

Tax Planning for Business Owners with Sarah Jones, CEO of Sarah Jones CPA LLC (Ep.32)



Although tax season might be over, tax planning never ends.

Stay on top of your finances now to avoid penalties later that you weren’t anticipating or budgeting for.

In this episode, Keith Beggs talks with Sarah Jones, CEO of Sarah Jones CPA LLC, about her experience as a Certified Tax Planner, and what her and her company do for various types of business owners to save them thousands of dollars during tax season. 

Keith and Sarah discuss: 

  • Common mistakes business owners make when it comes to filing their taxes 
  • What is a self-employment tax and how it might affect your finances 
  • Why some business owners make the mistake of understanding what type of corporation they fall under 
  • The importance of proper bookkeeping
  • And so much more 

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About our Guest: Sarah Jones is a long-time Willis resident (Go Kats!) and is a WHS graduate. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and is an Enrolled Agent; licensed with the IRS in all 50 states. She holds a Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Accountancy, and a Master of Science In Finance. She also holds a Certificate in Financial Management from Cornell University. Sarah also holds the prestigious designation of Certified Tax Planner, available only to CPA’s, EA’s, and Attorneys. Her passion is tax planning and strategically setting her clients up for long-term success in building their dreams, protecting their assets, and growing their legacy. She has been married to Phil Jones for 10 years and together they have four children: Devyn Conner, a resident of Louisiana; Kloe Bailey, a student at Dallas Baptist University; Taylor Jones, a student at Texas A&M University, and Phil Jones III, a spunky 7 year old who gets spoiled by his older sisters. They are members of Over Under Fellowship and enjoy traveling, working out, and spending time with family.

 


2022 FEATURE

Retirement Finance with Patrick Kelly (Ep. 31)



Planning for retirement isn’t a subject that we can tread lightly about.

One of the biggest questions people ask themselves is, “do I have enough money to retire and sustain my current lifestyle?”

In this episode, Keith Beggs interviews Patrick Kelly, best-selling author, and highly sought-after speaker and trainer. Patrick and Keith discuss how to ensure that you’re prepared for retirement so that you can live the lifestyle you want to.

Keith and Patrick discuss:

  • Why there is limited information about life insurance and the benefits
  • How to make life insurance, annuities, and retirement planning more exciting
  • How baseball relates to building long-term wealth
  • The importance of being proactive instead of reactive in building long-term wealth
  • And more

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About our Guest: Patrick Kelly is the best-selling author of 7 books. Tax-Free Retirement (2007), The Retirement Miracle (2011), Stress-Free Retirement (2013), The 5 Retirement Myths (2015), Seven Secrets to a Happy Retirement (2016), The Life Insurance Dilemma (2017), and Tax-Free Retirement – 10th Anniversary Edition (2017). Which together have sold more than 1,000,000 copies nationwide. Patrick has been one of the industry’s most sought-after speakers and trainers, delivering his unique message to over 150,000 financial professionals from coast to coast since the release of his first book in 2007. One of his greatest passions is to help consumers understand they are able to step off the roller coaster of fear and loss and onto the peace-filled road of growth and stability. Patrick lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife of 28 years. Together they love spending time with their 4 children, their son-in-law, and their grandson.


2022 FEATURE

25. How to Overcome Spender’s Guilt



Do you ever feel guilty about spending money? Are you worried about how inflation is going to impact your financial plan?

In this episode, Keith Beggs talks about inflation, and how last year’s hyper-inflation has led to paranoia surrounding people’s money. Keith also talks about spending guilt, and what you can do to overcome it. 

Keith discusses: 

  • Inflation and ways to protect your money 
  • How an advisor can help clients who are afraid to spend or spending too much
  • How listeners can reach Keith for more financial advice 
  • And more

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2022 FEATURE

24. The Importance of Your Involvement in Your Children’s Quality of Education with Lucas Scanlon



The election for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD’s Board of Trustees’ seats 5, 6 and 7 is approaching, and the candidates are eager to show off their plans for your child’s education to better their academic future. 

In this episode, Keith Beggs sits down with Lucas Scanlon, candidate for position 7 on the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD’s Board of Trustees, to talk about his views about the school system, and how his campaign is focused on the students and improving their quality of education. 

Keith and Lucas discuss: 

  • The recent decision about the reconciliation bill
  • Issues that stand out to Lucas in our current education system
  • The importance of the current campaign running for the Board of Trustees 
  • How Lucas is involving the parents and people who live in the community to concur the biggest issues in the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD area 
  • And more

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About our Guest: Digital innovation leader who defines opportunities and unlocks business value by leading transformations, designing new customer experiences, building modern technology, data analytics, and driving cross-functional automation.

Establishes purpose-built teams and organizational structures to enable the planned innovation and sustain the new capabilities the digital organization will need to provide to the business.

Lucas leads his career with start-ups and continues to drive entrepreneurial vision with his clients, be it in new ventures, lines of business, or in established firms who need to modernize. Currently running for seat 7 on the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD’s Board of Trustees. 


2022 FEATURE

23. The Academic Honest Investing Vehicles Wall Street Won’t Tell You About



The world of investing is full of different strategies that different people will swear by. But it’s important to actually know which methods are academically founded and focused on making you money.

There may not be one single perfect investing method, but by looking at historical performance and financial science, there are certainly some investment vehicles that are more likely to help you achieve your desired outcome. 

In this episode, Keith Beggs discusses some common investment vehicles that have had proven success, and others that have not had the same type of outcomes. 

Keith discusses: 

  • Safe money investment options that are popular right now 
  • The changing history of Bank CDs and why they may or may not be helping
  • Why fixed index annuities have become one of the fastest growing investment vehicles
  • How fixed index annuities can eliminate some of the common risks of other investment vehicles 
  • And more

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2022 FEATURE

22. Business Side of the Basketball Court with Anthony Tolliver of the NBA’s 76ers



When you think of basketball, often you don’t think of business. But in reality the business side of basketball is what makes the game happen.  

In this episode, Keith Beggs speaks with NBA player Anthony Tolliver, who most recently played for the Philadelphia 76ers, about the business side of the NBA, including contract negotiations and the different legal and business roles that take part in making games run. Anthony also shares his own experiences becoming an entrepreneur as he approaches the end of his career as a player. 

Keith and Anthony discuss: 

  • Anthony’s experience in the NBA and how he became involved in the business aspect
  • Anthony’s experience as vice president on the NBA’s executive board
  • A look into how the collective bargaining agreement works for players in the NBA 
  • Anthony’s investment process as an entrepreneur and his favorite industries to invest in 
  • And more

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About our Guest: Anthony Lamar Tolliver is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Creighton Bluejays.

Experienced Owner with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry. Skilled in Entrepreneurship, Event Management, Team Building, Public Speaking, and Fundraising. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Science (BS) focused in Finance, General from Creighton University.


2022 FEATURE

21. How Well Do You Understand Your Medicare Coverage? With Sean Rose



Anyone who has ever looked into, or is currently receiving Medicare knows it can be very confusing to understand your coverage and what you’re entitled to. But understanding this and how to get those benefits can be the difference for what your retirement years will look like. 

In this episode, Keith Beggs talks with Sean Rose, unit supervisor at Bankers Life, about some of the big issues that individuals have faced with their Medicare in 2021 and what you can do to stay ahead of Medicare changes, and on top of your retirement planning. 

Sean discusses: 

  • The difference in part A and part B of Medicare and what each plan covers 
  • Changes to custodial care in Medicare 
  • How Social Security works with Medicare part B
  • Why going to different pharmacies might end up costing you more money with your drug plans 
  • What IRMAA is and what it has to do with your Medicare 
  • And more

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LongTermCare.gov Website 

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20. The Truths and Myths to Investing – Part Two



Knowing what investing strategies are based on academic research, and not theory, can be one of the biggest challenges when it comes to preparing your portfolio. 

In part two of this series, Keith Beggs reveals three academic theories that are proven to have better rewards than other strategies you might read on the internet, or hear from your “stock-savvy” friends.  

Keith discusses: 

  • How modern portfolio theory, efficient market hypothesis, and the three factor model make up the “Matson Method”
  • Why free markets have real potential to work if you take the long-term approach
  • How to truly diversify your portfolio 
  • Why investing in smaller companies can actually give you higher returns than investments in larger companies
  • Three factors that can tell you if a company has the potential to obtain higher growth
  • And more

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19. The Truths and Myths of Investing – Part One



Not everything you read about investing on the internet is true… And some of these lies could cost you more money than you think.

In part one of this mini-series about truths and misconceptions about investing, Keith Beggs focuses on four common myths people believe about investing, and how they could be hurting your investments. 

Keith discusses: 

  • Why stock-picking is a nonsensical investing method
  • How the Law of Large numbers help massive investing companies keep making money
  • Realities behind market-timing, and the damage it could be causing your accounts
  • How rebalancing can help your portfolio grow 
  • And more

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