Interview With An Expert

Some topics need a more in-depth review. In our “Interview With An Expert” series, we’ll talk with experienced professionals about nuanced subjects like thriving on a fluctuating income, caregiving for ill loved ones, and selling your business. Through their intricate wisdom and practical advice, we can glean much from listening to their experiences. 

Join us on this fascinating series! 

Interview With An Expert: Cody Hodgson
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Interview With An Expert: Cody Hodgson

The very nature of professional sports can leave athletes vulnerable to individuals who might not have their best interests in mind, financially. In today's "Interview with an Expert" Tommy Doerfler sits down with retired NHL player, Cody Hodgson, to discuss ways in which athletes can educate and protect themselves from being taken advantage of.

Cody was seriously injured at 19 and his injury forced him to reevaluate his long-term career decisions. He realized he needed to get a handle on his finances and to also gain advice on his wealth management. Many athletes live in the moment, unaware of how their financial decisions now, will affect them long-term. 

Sharing his words of wisdom for athletes of all ages, Cody talks tips of caution related to: allowing others to manage your contracts without knowing exactly what you are signing, not educating yourself properly or allowing yourself to seek advice on simple financial knowledge, and not preparing to grow your income after your career may come to an end. 

For the athlete, finances may seem like a distraction from doing the one thing they need to focus on the most: playing the game. However, as Cody will share, making sure that you are taking smart and educated financial steps will prove to be less of a distraction, overall, and benefit you for years, down the road.  

Raymond James is not affiliated with and does not endorse the opinions or services of Cody Hodgson.

Interview With An Expert: Adoption
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Interview With An Expert: Adoption

Adoption can be an overwhelming process for many. But there are resources, such as the non-profit Both Hands, that can help make this process more manageable. In today's "Interview with an Expert" Tommy Doerfler sits down with Both Hands founder, JT Olson, to discuss his motivations in starting the company and his passion for adoption as a live-saving action. JT candidly shares his experience as an orphan, himself, and the fears that came from that at a young age. He also shares the hope in being "rescued."

Both Hands, as a non-profit, is committed to partnering with those seeking adoption guidance and in the raising of funds through activities such as "working on widows' houses". It is through this means of fundraising that JT hopes no one will ever come to the conclusion that adoption is too expensive. "What is wrong with using a life savings to save a life," JT remarks. If you would like to find out more about adoption, fundraising through working on widows' houses, and the non-profit Both Hands then visit bothhands.org. 

Raymond James is not affiliated with and does not endorse the opinions or services of Both Hands or JT Olson.

Interview With An Expert: SCORE
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Interview With An Expert: SCORE

If you've been considering becoming an entrepreneur, Nashville is a city with wonderful resources in which to do so. And one the best of those resources is SCORE. In today's "Interview with an Expert" Tommy Doerfler sits down with SCORE Chapter Chair, Lisa O'Dell. SCORE serves aspiring entrepreneurs with business mentoring services and educational workshops. Their mentoring services help those considering starting a business to ask the right questions in hopes of making a more informed and successful decision. Potential entrepreneurs need to possess the right attitude and determination but they also need guidance from those with experience in the areas they may lack the most skill. Whether that area be accounting or marketing or elsewhere, SCORE will pair you up with the right mentor for the right advice and problem-solving techniques. If you should find yourself considering a desire to transition towards entrepreneurship, come find out how SCORE Nashville can benefit you at nashville.score.org.

Raymond James is not affiliated with and does not endorse the opinions or services of Score Nashville or Lisa O'Dell.

Interview With An Expert: Leadership
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Interview With An Expert: Leadership

Leadership is the ability to conduct oneself, influence others, and inspire a group to move within the same direction toward accomplishing a goal.” This is according to Joe Kuhns. Joe is a friend and personal mentor to Tommy Doerfler. And in today's "Interview with an Expert", Tommy and Joe will take a close look at what it truly means to be a leader.

Leaders are known as the glue that brings a "team" concept together, instilling their vision within the minds of a team so that it becomes each team member's own personal objective. And it is crucial to remember that leadership is not a title; rather an act or an intangible. Topics discussed within this interview will include the discipline it takes to lead, the adaptive spirit one needs within varying circumstances, and the proper mindset required to facilitate unexpected surprises along the way.

Joe gives valuable insight into his career as a Navy Seal, home-life as a devoted husband and father, and reveals his passion of mentoring young people who are striving for their own purpose in leadership. Through a focus on humility of considering oneself last; service toward
those around you; and a key first step of being a good "follower", Joe prepares the listener for what it takes to be a leader. Joe and Tommy also utilize their "Mindmap" board to illustrate "key principles to live by". If you are looking for mentorship or simply desire to learn more about leadership in general and would like to contact Joe Kuhns, please email jkuhnscoverdown@gmail.com or contact Tommy Doerfler at https://lighthousewealthgroup.com/contact/

Interview With An Expert: Parenting & Financial Management
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Interview With An Expert: Parenting & Financial Management

In today’s “Interview with an Expert,” Daniel Peterman, another knowledgeable advisor with Lighthouse Wealth Group, discusses the relationship between finance and children. How do we best teach our kids fiscal responsibility and sensible wealth management? And, just as importantly, how can we possibly save enough money to provide our children with a quality education?

Believe it or not, there are practical answers to both of these crucial questions! To discuss your financial health and savings plans, contact Lighthouse Wealth Group today! You can schedule an appointment at https://lighthousewealthgroup.com/schedule/.

Interview with an Expert: Emotional Decision Making and Long-Term Habits
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Interview with an Expert: Emotional Decision Making and Long-Term Habits

Physical fitness and financial wellness don’t appear to have much in common, but they actually require similar strategies and tactics to achieve. If you want to improve your performance in either area, you need to implement small, incremental changes to see real and sustainable results. In today’s “Interview With An Expert,” Tommy and Dan Defigio, esteemed fitness expert, discuss the impact of emotional decision making, the importance of long-term habits, and best practices for your success.

As the owner of Basics and Beyond Fitness and author of “Beating Sugar Addiction for Dummies,” Mr. Defigio is an incredible source of support for creating lifelong, beneficial health habits. For further nutrition coaching and support, visit www.beatingsugaraddiction.com. If you are in Nashville and want to discuss your wellness goals, go to www.gettingfit.com. For your FREE copy of Dan’s book or assistance with your long-term financial plan, contact Tommy at 615-861-6107 or Tommy.doerfler@swinvestmentgroup.com.

Interview With An Expert: Family Businesses & Leadership Transitions
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Interview With An Expert: Family Businesses & Leadership Transitions

From generation to generation, family businesses provide an opportunity for financial security, legacy, and fulfillment. But when professional and familial relationships overlap, extra layers of stress and tension can complicate times of important business transition, conflict, and financial challenge.

In today’s “Interview with an Expert,” Tommy talks with Greg Lewis, founder of the Tennessee Center for Family Business. As an expert in organizational leadership and generational transition, experienced speaker, and fellow family business owner; Greg is uniquely qualified to guide and advise those navigating these crucial leadership changes and business stages.

Leadership changes, even between family members, require advance planning and preparation. For a free transition assessment and consultation, email glewis@tncfb.com with the subject line “Transition.” For advice and guidance regarding your personal finance matters, Lighthouse Wealth Group is here to help! Contact us to schedule an appointment: https://lighthousewealthgroup.com/contact/.

Interview With An Expert: Charitable Giving & Generosity
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Interview With An Expert: Charitable Giving & Generosity

Just as we are intentional about our financial strategies, we should also set concrete goals concerning our charitable giving and generosity. In this “Interview With An Expert,” Tommy talks with the President of The Signatry, Steve French. The Signatry's mission is “to inspire and facilitate revolutionary biblical generosity” using innovative tools, comprehensive planning, and constant prayer.

Through education and facilitation, The Signatry helps individuals and couples identify their true passions and vision for their ultimate legacy. By utilizing the most effective methods, clients can optimize their giving potential for maximum world impact.

You can begin planning your legacy by visiting www.thesignatry.com or calling 913-310-0279. Of course, effective giving is best facilitated with a personalized financial plan. The advisors at Lighthouse Wealth Group can help you create and implement the perfect strategies for your future. Contact us to schedule an appointment: https://lighthousewealthgroup.com/contact/.

Interview with an Expert: Business Transition
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Interview with an Expert: Business Transition

If you’re looking to sell your business, consider hiring a business broker or transition advisor. In an environment dominated by experienced business buyers, it can be challenging for sellers to accurately assess their own value and perception within the market. It’s advantageous to have an outside perspective to help you effectively navigate these transactions.

In today’s “Interview with an Expert,” Tommy talks with Jim Cumbee, managing director of Tennessee Valley Group and esteemed business broker. With over $250 million in successful transactions, Jim is uniquely qualified to help sellers adequately value their business, effectively position themselves within the market, and correctly identify potential buyers.

If you’re trying to better understand your company’s worth, start by completing Mr. Cumbee’s “Know Your Value” worksheet at https://tnvalleygroup.com/knowyourvalue/. To get your free copy of "Home Run: A Pro’s Guide To Selling Your Business," call us at 615-861-6103 or email Info@lighthousewealthgroup.com.

Interview with an Expert: Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans with Chris Oneal
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Interview with an Expert: Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans with Chris Oneal

Employer-sponsored retirement plans are an important benefit for your business’ employees, but they come at a risk. In today’s “Interview with an Expert” we’ll talk with Chris Oneal, president of Stones River Consulting, to consider the challenges and responsibilities inherent in company-wide retirement planning.

Third party administrators, like Chris, can help small businesses identify and mitigate potential risks and provide their employees with the best possible retirement plan. No one option is right for everyone, so it’s important to consider a multitude of practical solutions for your firm’s needs.

Are you a small business looking to expand your employee retirement benefits? Visit: https://stonesriver.wufoo.com/forms/z7b6afz04dis0k/ to schedule a discovery call with Chris and his team.
As always, Lighthouse Wealth Group is here to help with your investment and wealth management needs. Contact us to schedule your appointment: https://lighthousewealthgroup.com/contact/.

Raymond James is not affiliated with and does not endorse the opinions or services of Chris O'Neal.

Interview with an Expert: Care Takers
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Interview with an Expert: Care Takers

Caring for a loved one with a long-term disability or chronic illness can be a difficult task, fraught with mixed feelings and emotions. While you, of course, want to provide for your family member’s physical needs; you can’t forget to nourish your own emotional health and intellectual resources. But how can you effectively manage this delicate balance?

During this very special interview, Tommy talks with Peter Rosenberger, host of the "Hope For The Caregiver" podcast and radio show. In this video, they’ll discuss the importance of self-care, finding practical support, and available resources for caregivers of all ages and life stages.

After decades caring for his own wife, Mr. Rosenberger is uniquely qualified to offer a balanced perspective on caregivers’ emotional and psychological needs. To learn more about his experiences and to listen to his weekly podcasts and radio shows, visit hopeforthecaregiver.com. You can request your free copy of Mr. Rosenberger's book by calling us at 615-861-6103 or by emailing Tommy@swinvestmentgroup.com

Interview with an Expert: Fluctuating Income of a Musician
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Interview with an Expert: Fluctuating Income of a Musician

Living your dream as a professional musician is a huge accomplishment, but it comes with the extra complications of fluctuating income and unpredictable employment. How should your approach to financial planning change to accommodate a non-traditional career?

Let’s explore this topic with Jeff Lockerman, accomplished bass player and lifelong musician. During his career, Jeff has successfully navigated the peaks of success and valleys of determination. Listen to his guidance on achieving your dreams while laying a strong financial foundation for the future.

If you’re facing an unpredictable employment situation or simply want to create a manageable savings plan, the advisors at Lighthouse Wealth Group can help! Contact us to schedule your appointment: https://lighthousewealthgroup.com/contact/.

Interview with an Expert: Psychology and Finances with Dr. John Delony
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Interview with an Expert: Psychology and Finances with Dr. John Delony

In our second “Interview with an Expert,” Tommy Doerfler talks with Dr. John Delony from Ramsey Solutions. Specializing in healthy relationships and emotional wellness, Dr. Delony is uniquely qualified to advise you on communication techniques and beneficial mental paradigms.

Money can be an emotional topic as it holds such an important place in our culture and personal opportunities. Listen to Dr. Delony discuss practical solutions to managing your expectations and conversations about budgeting, finances, and life transitions.

Whether you’re trying to grow your savings, plan for retirement, or manage a newly received inheritance, Lighthouse Wealth Group can help you make the right decisions for your family. Contact us to schedule your appointment: https://lighthousewealthgroup.com/contact/.

Interview with an Expert: Estate Planning with Jay Adcox
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Interview with an Expert: Estate Planning with Jay Adcox

In our first “Interview with an Expert,” we’ll talk to Jay Adcox, founder of Legacy Law Group and estate planning specialist. Listen to Mr. Adcox discuss the many benefits of preparing for your family’s future and common mistakes made during this process.

A widely misunderstood topic, estate planning is about more than simple logistics and asset distribution. It’s about your family, and the legacy you leave behind. With proper guidance and qualified consult, estate planning is an incredible tool to bring comfort and empowerment to your loved ones when they need it most.

Estate planning and financial wellness are closely related and important subjects. To learn more about Legacy Law Group, visit https://www.legacylawtn.com. For an appointment with Lighthouse Wealth Group’s financial advisors, go to https://lighthousewealthgroup.com/contact/.

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Interview With An Expert: Cody Hodgson
Interview With An Expert: Cody Hodgson
Interview With An Expert: Adoption
Interview With An Expert: Adoption
Interview With An Expert: SCORE
Interview With An Expert: SCORE
Interview With An Expert: Leadership
Interview With An Expert: Leadership
Interview With An Expert: Parenting & Financial Management
Interview With An Expert: Parenting & Financial Management
Interview with an Expert: Emotional Decision Making and Long-Term Habits
Interview with an Expert: Emotional Decision Making and Long-Term Habits
Interview With An Expert: Family Businesses & Leadership Transitions
Interview With An Expert: Family Businesses & Leadership Transitions
Interview With An Expert: Charitable Giving & Generosity
Interview With An Expert: Charitable Giving & Generosity
Interview with an Expert: Business Transition
Interview with an Expert: Business Transition
Interview with an Expert: Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans with Chris Oneal
Interview with an Expert: Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans with Chris Oneal
Interview with an Expert: Care Takers
Interview with an Expert: Care Takers
Interview with an Expert: Fluctuating Income of a Musician
Interview with an Expert: Fluctuating Income of a Musician
Interview with an Expert: Psychology and Finances with Dr. John Delony
Interview with an Expert: Psychology and Finances with Dr. John Delony
Interview with an Expert: Estate Planning with Jay Adcox
Interview with an Expert: Estate Planning with Jay Adcox
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Interview With An Expert: Cody Hodgson
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Interview With An Expert: Cody Hodgson
Interview With An Expert: Adoption
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Interview With An Expert: Adoption
Interview With An Expert: SCORE
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Interview With An Expert: SCORE
Interview With An Expert: Leadership
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Interview With An Expert: Leadership
Interview With An Expert: Parenting & Financial Management
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Interview With An Expert: Parenting & Financial Management
Interview with an Expert: Emotional Decision Making and Long-Term Habits
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Interview with an Expert: Emotional Decision Making and Long-Term Habits
Interview With An Expert: Family Businesses & Leadership Transitions
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Interview With An Expert: Family Businesses & Leadership Transitions
Interview With An Expert: Charitable Giving & Generosity
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Interview With An Expert: Charitable Giving & Generosity
Interview with an Expert: Business Transition
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Interview with an Expert: Business Transition
Interview with an Expert: Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans with Chris Oneal
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Interview with an Expert: Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans with Chris Oneal
Interview with an Expert: Care Takers
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Interview with an Expert: Care Takers
Interview with an Expert: Fluctuating Income of a Musician
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Interview with an Expert: Fluctuating Income of a Musician
Interview with an Expert: Psychology and Finances with Dr. John Delony
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Interview with an Expert: Psychology and Finances with Dr. John Delony
Interview with an Expert: Estate Planning with Jay Adcox
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Interview with an Expert: Estate Planning with Jay Adcox
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Interview With An Expert: Cody Hodgson
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Interview With An Expert: Adoption
Interview With An Expert: Adoption
Interview With An Expert: SCORE
Interview With An Expert: SCORE
Interview With An Expert: Leadership
Interview With An Expert: Leadership
Interview With An Expert: Parenting & Financial Management
Interview With An Expert: Parenting & Financial Management
Interview with an Expert: Emotional Decision Making and Long-Term Habits
Interview with an Expert: Emotional Decision Making and Long-Term Habits
Interview With An Expert: Family Businesses & Leadership Transitions
Interview With An Expert: Family Businesses & Leadership Transitions
Interview With An Expert: Charitable Giving & Generosity
Interview With An Expert: Charitable Giving & Generosity
Interview with an Expert: Business Transition
Interview with an Expert: Business Transition
Interview with an Expert: Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans with Chris Oneal
Interview with an Expert: Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans with Chris Oneal
Interview with an Expert: Care Takers
Interview with an Expert: Care Takers
Interview with an Expert: Fluctuating Income of a Musician
Interview with an Expert: Fluctuating Income of a Musician
Interview with an Expert: Psychology and Finances with Dr. John Delony
Interview with an Expert: Psychology and Finances with Dr. John Delony
Interview with an Expert: Estate Planning with Jay Adcox
Interview with an Expert: Estate Planning with Jay Adcox

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