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The Affluent Entrepreneur Show

Mel H Abraham, CPA, CVA, ASA

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The Affluent Entrepreneur Show is for high-level entrepreneurs and CEO's who know they want to create an abundant lifestyle, not just wealth. You're tired of overwhelm, and want to have more time freedom. You know you have it in you, you just need to understand why creating a legacy right now matters - how to be present, how to have financial liberation from the constant pressure to be in your business. You're ready to learn what it takes to have financial liberation and achieve affluence in ...
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Are you ready to dive deep into brutally honest financial advice? It's not just about making money, it's about creating a life rich in time, talents, and treasures! In today’s episode, I take you on a journey through the key principles of financial empowerment. I share personal stories, including my son Jeremy's inherited gifts and my own battle wi…
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Are you ready to change your finances in just 3 months? It's not just a goal, it's a game plan! In today’s episode of the TAE Show, I break down the steps you can take to transform your financial trajectory in just 90 days. We go through eight actionable items that fit into a weekly plan, so you can get control of your money and move closer to fina…
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Do you ever wish you knew at 32 what you know at 62? It's not about regrets; it's about turning life's lessons into actionable wisdom! In today’s episode, I share the money lessons I’ve learned over 62 years—insights I wish I had at 32. We dive into living your own dreams, and not someone else’s. You’ll hear why accepting and learning from your mis…
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Do you dream of financial freedom but find yourself drowning in debt and money stress? It's time to break free and claim what’s rightfully yours! In today’s episode, I share my brutal, no-nonsense advice on achieving financial freedom. I delve into the societal taboos around money, the misconceptions that hold us back, and the steps you must take t…
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Ever wondered what it’s like to have an automatic money machine? In today's episode, I dive deep into the concept of creating a money machine that can separate your ability to earn from the direct effort it takes to earn. Join me as I share pivotal moments from my life that led to this revelation. From witnessing my hero, my father, struggle with f…
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Are you ready to build your first $100,000 in wealth? It's not just a dream—it's doable with the right framework! In today’s episode, I dive deep into the strategies you need to save your first $100,000. I explain why the initial hundred thousand is the hardest to accumulate and how it accelerates from there. Then, I introduce my WEALTH framework—w…
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Are you ready to discover how you can become a millionaire even with a low income? It’s not just a dream, it's within reach! In today’s episode, I break down the myth that you need a high income to build wealth. Using the inspirational story of Ronald Reed, a janitor who amassed an $8 million estate, I illustrate how ordinary, everyday actions can …
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Ready to break free from the endless cycle of consumerism and start buying freedom instead of things? In this episode of the The Affluent Entrepreneur Show, I delve into the importance of shifting our perspectives from spending on material items to investing in our long-term joy and financial liberation. Discover how societal pressures, constant ma…
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Are you ready to finally understand how to build multiple streams of income and secure your financial future? Discover the secrets of diversification and leverage! In today's episode, I dive deep into the necessity of having multiple streams of income and how it's more crucial than ever. I break down my five income framework, showing you how to mov…
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Do you ever wonder what the biggest investing regrets might be from someone who's a Certified Public Accountant? Well, you're in luck! In today’s episode, I get real and candid about my own investment journey, sharing the seven biggest investing regrets I've had over the years. From not being curious about wealth early on to blindly following advis…
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Curious about ETF and index fund investing but feeling lost in the maze of financial jargon? You're not alone, and I'm here to make it simple! In today’s episode, I demystify the world of ETFs and index funds, providing you with a clear roadmap to start investing smartly. I explain why it's crucial to begin investing now, laying out the wealth crea…
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Are you gearing up to hit essential financial milestones by age 50? It's not just about getting there; it's about paving a clear path to secure your future! In today’s episode, I dive deep into the nine financial goals you should achieve by the time you turn 50. From understanding the importance of liquidity and eliminating destructive debt to esta…
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Are you ready to dive into the world of dividend investing and understand how it can play a part in achieving your financial freedom? In today’s episode, I guide you through the essentials of dividend investing tailored for beginners. We'll explore what dividend investing involves, the benefits of receiving regular payouts, and how dividends can co…
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Are you ready to dive into the secrets of managing your money like the ultra-wealthy? It's not about amassing wealth but managing it smartly! In today’s episode, I unravel the habits and strategies of the top 1%, showing you how they manage their money to build and sustain their wealth. From real-life insights on budgeting to investing wisely, you'…
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Are you tired of chasing the elusive dream of passive income? It's time to get real about building wealth! In today’s episode, I debunk the myths surrounding passive income and explain why it might be steering you away from genuine financial success. I delve into the realities of income generation, highlighting the crucial difference between passiv…
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Are you feeling stuck in the middle class maze, wondering if you'll ever make your way to financial freedom? Let's shake things up a bit! In today's episode, I dive deep into why the middle class often struggles to reach wealth and how you can break this cycle. I discuss the critical shifts in mindset and action needed to escape financial mediocrit…
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Are you struggling to hit that first $100k milestone in your financial journey? It's not just a number; it's a crucial stepping stone to future wealth! In today’s episode, I dive deep into why earning your first $100,000 is the hardest but most transformative part of building sustainable wealth. I share personal anecdotes, the setbacks I faced, and…
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Are you tired of hearing the same old rapid-fire investment tips that promise overnight riches, but leave you feeling like you're gambling with your life savings? In today's episode, I dive deep into the real talk of investing – the sustainable, no-nonsense strategies that actually build lasting wealth. I'm here to tell you that your journey to fin…
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Want to uncover the signs that you are truly excelling in your financial life—even if it doesn't always feel that way? In this episode, I guide you through the often-overlooked indicators that you're succeeding with your money. It's easy to get caught up in external definitions of success, but I offer you a fresh perspective on genuine financial we…
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Are you tired of the 9-5 grind and feel like it's a barrier to achieving wealth? Think again! In this eye-opening episode, I dive deep into the common misconception that a traditional job means financial mediocrity. I discuss the mindset shifts and strategic actions necessary to turn your 9-5 into a launching pad for wealth creation. From utilizing…
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Looking to monetize beyond services? Let's unlock prosperity with products! Join entrepreneur Jacqueline Snyder as we explore creating physical products aligned with your strengths and customer needs. From workbooks to branded merchandise, discover how to boost your brand's income potential. Ready to dive into the world of products? IN TODAY’S EPIS…
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Feeling financially strained in a wealthy nation? It's not just about income; it's how you manage it! In this episode, I explore why many struggle despite decent earnings. From paycheck-to-paycheck living to debt acceptance and chasing excess, I delve into cultural and psychological factors fueling financial woes. Tune in to understand common pitfa…
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Embark on an inspiring journey with Gabriel Sanchez, who transformed adversity into purpose. From poverty to success, his story resonates with personal growth and giving back. Discover his path from street vendor to president of a mental wellness company. Learn how he overcame obstacles to make a difference, particularly in underprivileged areas of…
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In this episode, Mel Abraham shares key indicators for wealth. Drawing on his financial advisory and CPA expertise, Mel dissects critical wealth-building factors. Learn prioritizing investments, understanding wealth drivers, and prioritizing liquidity. Avoid destructive debt and track financial progress. Gain insights into wealthy mindset and strat…
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Ready to redefine richness beyond money? Join me and Jimmy Rex as we explore fulfillment over wealth. From vulnerability to transformative exercises, we delve into the heart of true richness. Tune in for real talk on creating a happier, purposeful life. IN TODAY’S EPISODE, I DISCUSS: -The transformative "step in the circle" exercise that initiates …
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Ready to explore differences between quiet and loud millionaires? I'll discuss why quiet wealth holds more value, covering financial security, lower stress, and internal values. Tune in to learn about unique qualities of quiet millionaires, their modest living, wise investments, and giving back quietly. Discover advantages of choosing a quieter pat…
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Are you feeling knocked down by financial setbacks and ready to mount a powerful comeback? I've been in the trenches where a single ill-advised move cost me $1M—an experience that is as humbling as it is crushing. In this deeply personal episode, I open up about the emotional whirlwind of losing a fortune and the concrete steps I took to rise from …
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In this episode, I delve into the harmful money mindsets and behaviors that have been ingrained in us from an early age. I discuss the traditional earnings formula that keeps us trapped in the cycle of trading time for money and offer insights into the lesser-known wealth formula that uses money to make more money. I also talk about the importance …
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What if I tell you that fear, yes, fear, can be your compass to a life fully unleashed and lived out loud? In today's fascinating chat with Farnoosh Torabi, we're cutting through the noise of financial fears and biases that hold us back. Farnoosh isn't just talking the talk; she's walked the walk, turning her fear into a blueprint for a fulfilled l…
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Ready to make the most of your unexpected cash influx? I'll guide you through strategic ways to use an unexpected windfall to kick-start your path to financial freedom. I break down important steps to take before putting your money to work, including understanding your financial purpose, getting started with minimal funds, and investing in your fin…
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Dive into the fundamental money habits that could be keeping you from achieving financial freedom in this eye-opening episode. From the importance of tracking your numbers to making investing a priority, Mel takes you through the habits that could be holding you back from the financial freedom you deserve. This episode empowers you with real, actio…
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Is it possible to secure more than just a stable return on your investments? Join me as we dissect the strategies that deliver real, tangible results in the world of investing. Today, we're getting real about investing - not just the glam you hear, but the genuine path to filling up your bank account. I dive deep into where your money can actually …
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The decision to invest in a college education carries more weight today than ever before. With escalating costs and evolving job markets, the question isn't just about getting a degree; it's about making smart financial choices for the future. In this episode, I tackle the critical aspects of investing in education and the nuances of funding colleg…
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When it comes to IRAs, do you go traditional or do you choose the Roth path? It's a common question, and honestly, both have their benefits and potential drawbacks. In this episode, I break down the complexities of Roth and Traditional IRAs, covering crucial aspects like tax benefits, contribution limitations, early withdrawals, investment options,…
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