ML33 – From Money Moron to Self-Made Millionaire with Scott Alan Turner

Scott Alan Turner is an early retiree who went from “money moron” (his words) to self-made millionaire in 13 short years. He has been debt free since 2009 and now spends his time helping others become financial rock stars through his best-selling book, a talk radio show, and his podcast. He has been quoted on, Business Insider, Money magazine, CNBC, and U.S. News and World Report.

Scott Alan Turner

Episode Summary: From Money Moron to Self-Made Millionaire with Scott Alan Turner

  • The only thing my parents taught me about money was “saving is good”
  • When you don’t have bills and you don’t have debt you can build wealth at an extraordinary rate
  • The 3-legged stool. Income increase, marriage (consolidation), savings
  • Small steps today can have a huge impact down the road on your finances.
  • The compounding impact of small decisions made over time
  • Become a conscious spender, a value based spender
  • There is no negative to eating healthy
  • Become a one-man wrecking crew
    • Start with a safety net – 6-9 months of expenses.
    • Wear many hats
    • Avoid business debt – cash flow as you go
  • Work life integration

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Learning From Leaders: 

Current Book: Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook by Tony Robbins

Best Movie Ever: The Lord of The Rings (Trilogy)

Leadership Superpower: Unwavering Focus

Motivational Mantra: 

Leadership Trait to Pass to Next Generation: Do whatever you want in life, just be the best at it.

Best Book Ever: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Additional Items Mentioned

99 Minute Millionaire: The Simplest and Easiest Book Ever On Getting Started Investing And Becoming Rock Star Rich by Scott Alan Turner

Scott’s website


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