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Join financial expert Bjorn Larson as he shares stories and has conversations with friends about the road to financial independence.

July 15, 2024

Flipping the Financial Script #52
Join Bjorn as he re-welcomes colleague and friend, Joe Styx. Instead of Bjorn inquiring our guest, Joe takes the lead as host, asking our man behind the mic some personal finance questions.  

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July 5, 2024

Financial Planning for a Mini Retirement #51
Join Bjorn as he welcomes high school friend, Mitch. In addition to the FIRE movement and purging so you can splurge, Mitch talks through the everyday financial habits that have prepared him for a ‘mini’ retirement.

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June 14, 2024

Raising Money-Smart Kids with Money Mammals #50
Join Bjorn as he welcomes friend John Lanza, the Chief Mammal and creator of The Money Mammals; An award-winning Kids Club and educational program that teaches kids and their parents about money.  

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May 31, 2024

Becoming a CEO #49
Join Bjorn as he welcomes friend and CEO of Novation Credit Union, Mike Kronebusch. Mike shares what his journey has looked like working for 3M, joining the Board of Directors of Novation, and now leading.

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May 22, 2024

Becoming a Professional Musician #48
Join Bjorn as he welcomes his good friend Adam Meckler to the show. Adam is a professional jazz trumpet player, composer, songwriter, educator, and entrepreneur.

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May 9, 2024

The Intersection of Mental and Financial Health #47
Join Bjorn as he welcomes Senior Benefits Consultant, registered nurse, and mental health expert, Ann Beauchamp, to talk about her experience helping employees thrive in their professional and personal lives by reducing overall stress.

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April 30, 2024

Behind The Scenes of Financial Planning #46
Join Bjorn as he welcomes Jim Kastner, CFP® to the podcast, new friend and financial advisor with decades of experience. We'll talk about what financial planning is, how an advisor can help, and so more. 

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The material we will be discussing is not intended as ERISA, legal, accounting, or tax advice, nor is it intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which strategies or investments may be suitable for you, consult the appropriate qualified professional prior to making a decision.

April 10, 2024

When in Rome... Save on the Cruise #45
Buckle up with Bjorn as he welcomes BCU colleague and friend, Joe Styx, to share his spending strategy for scoring the most savings on his upcoming family cruise to Europe.

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March 27, 2024

Caring For A Sick Loved One #44
Join Bjorn as he welcomes friend and colleague, Deliana Gamez, to share her story of caring for her father when he became terminally ill.  

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March 15, 2024

The Eighth Wonder of the World #43
Join Bjorn as he talks about the amazing concept of compound interest and why you should tell everyone you know! 

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February 29, 2024

Do I Need Pet Insurance? #42
Join Bjorn as he welcomes friend and colleague Stephanie Rideout to talk about financially caring for pets.

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February 14, 2024

Navigating Finances as a Couple #41
Join Bjorn as he welcomes fellow financial experts and podcast hosts of For Better and Worth, Chris and Ericka Young, to the show.

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February 9, 2024

Teaching Teens About Money In A Way That Works #40
Join Bjorn as he welcomes fellow financial wellness practitioner, JP Servideo, to discuss teaching teens about money.

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January 19, 2024

Spending On What Is MOST Important #39
Join Bjorn as he welcomes fellow BCU colleague, Leahnor Vestrum to the podcast, to discuss the importance of identifying the most important values in our life. 

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January 16, 2024

How to Experience Disney World #38
Tune in for practical tips on how to plan, where to stay, parks to visit, and what to skip; all while working within a budget. 

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January 2, 2024

Rich Dad Poor Dad #37
Hear about the main themes from the book, “Rich Dad Poor Dad”, and what you can do to implement key takeaways. 

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December 22, 2023

Are We In A Recession? #36
Join Bjorn as he welcomes Dave Brydun, BCU's Chief Lending Officer. Dave shares his thoughts on current economic conditions and what the analytics are pointing to for the future.

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December 14, 2023

Becoming a Professional Speaker #35
Join Bjorn as he speaks with internationally recognized thought leader, author, speaker, and transformational coach, Sean Albertson.

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December 6, 2023

A Personal Story: Kristi's Path to Becoming a Financial Planner #34
Join Bjorn as he welcomes Kristi Mertens, Managing Director of BCU Wealth Advisors, to talk about her personal story.

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November 22, 2023

A Personal Story: Bjorn's Path to Financial Wellness #33
Join Bjorn as he shares his personal story about why he loves what he does in the financial wellness space.

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November 06, 2023

Discussing: “The Psychology of Money” #32
Join Bjorn as he welcomes good friend and fellow BCU employee, Joe Styx, to discuss a very popular personal finance book.

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October 27, 2023

Do You Need a Financial Coach? #31
Join Bjorn as he welcomes Chris Wolgamott (CCUFC, CUDE), Director of Financial Well-Being at Meritrust Credit Union and an expert in financial coaching.

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October 16, 2023

Writing a Children's Book About Money #30
Join Bjorn as he welcomes the authors of the children's book, The Adventures of Bonnie Saves-A-Lot: Bonnie Discovers Money.

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October 9, 2023

Starting a Virtual Golf Business #29
Bjorn welcomes his friend, Pete, who along with business partner Sam have started a virtual golf simulator business in Minnesota, called 24 Golf.

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October 2, 2023

Strategic Differentiation #28
Bjorn talks with BCU’s CEO and George Hofheimer, to discuss the power of a differentiated strategy.

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