092: Ron Fossum – Smart Money, Investing Tips, and Tax Savings

Lifestyle Project Show Ron Fossum Smart Money Investing Tips Tax Savings

About this Episode and Guest Ron Fossum:

 Ron is another amazing story of what life can be like when you take ownership of your life. Having been born in Alaska and a graduate of the University of Wyoming, Ron started out his career at a grocery store. Early on in his grocery career, he blew out a disk in his back and it was clear he was going to need to make a change.

From there, he got started in the insurance world. He loved the model the insurance opportunity offered, but he always wanted more. From there, his journey to him solving one personal issue after another. All of the knowledge and expertise he accumulated was a result of solving a personal or family need.

The start of his company “Smart Money Financial Group” is rooted in an issue he noticed with his father’s investments in mutual funds. No matter if the mutual funds made or lost money, his father still got taxed. He thought there had to be a better way. That led to learning as much as he could and becoming knowledgable with taxes. From there he wanted to look for better investing options than the traditional stock market route.

Some of the other investment options Ron and his clients invest in:

  • Web Properties
  • Oil and Gas
  • Real Estate
  • Residential Care Facilities

In addition, Ron and his partners own numerous business and place effective teams to operate them. One of the company he owns a minority stake in is a collections company that was nominated for a Nobel Prize in 2014.

In this episode, we not only go through Ron’s background and journey; but we also go through different tax tips and 401K advice. A great aspect of Ron is he is about action. Not theory. He goes through actionable items that you can do today!

There is no time like the present to make a change and work towards your future!

Some of The Questions We Cover:

  • Can you tell us about your journey, who you are, and how you got here?
  • What do you do at Smart Money Financial Group?
  • Why do you like to own “hard” or physical assets?
  • What are some options people have to protect the money within their 401k?
  • What is the difference between “owning” and “operating” a business?
  • What are some tax saving tips everyone can use?

Resources Suggested in The Episode:

Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller – Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

Official IRS Website

Smart Money Financial Group

Closing Thoughts:

Every time I get the privilege to talk with Ron, I always walk away learning something new. This episode was no different! This episode is chalk full of information and actions that you can take today.

Knowledge is not power. Action based on knowledge is!

To see all of the information that was shared on this episode, check out the link to the episode video.

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