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Investing 101: How to filter through the noise to architect the right plan for you!

Investing 101: How to filter through the noise to architect the right plan for you!

September 17, 2019

Hosts Bart Zandbergen and Letitia Berbaum were back in the studio to discuss how to sift through the noise. Especially in our media driven world today, there are so many outlets that are ready to give advice but how do you filter through it to get to the heart of the topic at hand? In this episode, Bart and Letitia give candid perspectives on how to assess the information you read, see online or hear on TV.

This edition of The Zandbergen Report will highlight:
-The importance of only taking advice from a licensed professional who has a fiduciary responsibility to you.
-How TV commentators are entertainers as well, so it is something to keep in mind while listening to their perspectives.
-Why considering the source of any information you are given is critical.
-How discovering ways to save on the small things can add up in a big way each year.
-Why the best advice is custom tailored to your goals, lifestyle and needs.

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

From the Badminton Court to Acclaimed Interior Designer - Meet Dina Marciano

From the Badminton Court to Acclaimed Interior Designer - Meet Dina Marciano

September 9, 2019

Bart Zandbergen welcomed Interior Designer Dina Marciano into the studio to talk about her journey from Belarus to becoming a very successful entrepreneur here in the states. Dina came to the USA in 1995 to visit family, and although she had no intention of staying, she quickly decided to make our country her home. Growing up as a disciplined athlete (she played competitive badminton for years), Dina's refined work ethic was ingrained from an early age. She followed her passion for design and became a professional interior designer, founding her own firm, Dina Marciano Design. Her work has been featured by a variety of publications and she is an interior designer of choice for many developers to work with.

In this episode, Dina discusses:
-New styles emerging in the world of interior design
-How she approaches designing for her client's lifestyles
-Why less is more and has been proven to create the most impactful spaces

She also shared with our listeners her ultimate lesson learned which is simply put - to be yourself. Dina encourages others to be authentic, stay true to their vision and to move forward with bringing their goals to life. 

Learn more about Dina Marciano's work here: https://www.dinamarcianodesign.com/

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

The Firm Behind Jennifer Garner, Drake and Jaime Foxx Shares Brand Investment Wisdom

The Firm Behind Jennifer Garner, Drake and Jaime Foxx Shares Brand Investment Wisdom

September 6, 2019

Filipp Chebotarev and Polina Chebotareva, General Partners at Cambridge Companies SPG which invests in better for you consumer product brands, joined Bart in the studio to discuss their lessons learned, career histories and brand passions. Their firm has over two dozen brands within their portfolio and works with brands led by famous faces and industry leaders like Jennifer Garner, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Drake, and Jaime Foxx to name a few.

In this episode, Filipp and Polina share their perspective on working in their niche investment space and how they have handled unexpected twists and turns through their portfolio's growth.

They also share their ultimate lessons learned including why always being hungry to learn is essential for evolution, as well as how having the ability to shift perspective to develop alternative strategies can make all the difference. 

Learn more about Cambridge Companies SPG by visiting: http://www.cambridgespg.com/

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

*This podcast and associated post are not an endorsement by Bart Zandbergen or Optivest Inc. of  Cambridge SPC nor its affiliates as a recommended investment.

Legally Bound: Criminal Attorneys Talk Love, Law and High Profile Cases

Legally Bound: Criminal Attorneys Talk Love, Law and High Profile Cases

August 27, 2019

Andrew and Katie Cherkasky, criminal attorneys and founders of Golden Law Inc, joined Bart in the studio for a bold conversation on love, law and politics. The couple is married with five children and manage operating their firm, representing their clients and participating in media opportunities weekly to discuss high profile cases. The duo met while working on a case together while they were both prosecutors for the Unites States Air Force. Katie is a national news personality focused on legal analysis of sexual assault, criminal law, Constitutional law, presidential authority, and military law. Andrew Cherkasky is the nation’s premier sexual assault litigation attorney, and is recognized as one of the most elite trial lawyers in America. Andrew focuses his case load on matters with Constitutional implications and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. 

In this episode you will gain access to:
-Katie's sought after approach to the law and her view point on case analysis
-The reasons why it is critical to ask tough questions in prepping for and executing a trial
-The reason why it is imperative to always be sensitive to allegations while understanding that the court of public opinion and the facts may present two different cases.

When asked what his ultimate lesson learned has been thus far in his career, Andrew shared that humility was most noteworthy. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, but either way you learn. When asked for her ultimate lesson learned, Katie said hers was the reality that you are never too old to try something new. There are new opportunities that are always on the horizon!

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

How a Forensic Psychologist Views Nutrition and its Impact on The Human Mind, Body and Spirit

How a Forensic Psychologist Views Nutrition and its Impact on The Human Mind, Body and Spirit

August 23, 2019

Letitia Berbaum was joined on air by Dr. Rupali Chadha, who is a highly sought after forensic psychologist. She is also Chief of the Medical Staff at Metropolitan State Hospital in Los Angeles, being the only female to ever hold that position for the hospital which has been around for over 100 years. In this episode, Dr. Chadha talks about the connection she has seen between nutrition and mental health. Her advanced studies and extensive experience have positioned her as an expert in her field. 

Listen to this episode to gain access to:

-Macro-nutrients: How proper pairings of fat and carbohydrates can improve your mood.
-Meal prepping: Why this weekly ritual can make all the difference.
-Reducing stress: How changing your thinking can positively impact your stress levels.

Dr. Chadha also shares her ultimate lesson learned. For her, choosing to exercise for spirit, not ego, and choosing to make decisions for all the right reasons has drastically improved her quality of life.

To learn more about Dr. Rupali Chadha, visit www.rupalichadhamd.com

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

 

Why Retirement Should be Enjoyed Not Feared

Why Retirement Should be Enjoyed Not Feared

August 19, 2019

Bart Zandbergen and Letitia Berbaum were joined in the studio by Bart's longest client of record, James Weidner. Recently transitioning to "retired", James is anything but. As a tenured CEO, James brought in counsel about 9 months prior to exiting his company to help him define what the next steps may look like, as well as what life being "retired" may look like.

In this episode, you will learn:
-Why having strategic counsel can assist you with navigating the unknown.
-What a modern day view of retirement looks like from community involvement to family matters and more.
-How owning your sense of confidence can make all the difference in your decisions.
-How you can "will" things to happen by doing what is necessary to get towards a goal.

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

How a USC Grad Turned Private Investigator

How a USC Grad Turned Private Investigator

August 16, 2019

Maki Kudaka, who considers herself a professional "snoop", joined Bart in the studio to discuss her journey from USC to becoming a highly sought after private investigator. Maki has spent over a decade in the industry and founded her own company, Kudaka Investigations over 6 years ago. She works on a broad range of cases that always have more than meets the eye, and believes in the beauty of never giving up.

In this episode gain access to:

-How private investigators use social media research to discover key information
-How laws and limitations shape the work of a private investigator
-What the California law states on voice recording
-Tactics used to disarm individuals that a private investigator needs to attain information from
-Why approachability makes all the difference in the role of a private investigator

Maki also shares with listeners what her "Ultimate Lesson Learned" is:

T.O.A.D

T: Think outside the box
O: One step ahead of the game
A: Aggresive
D: Digg, digg, digg

For more information on Maki Kudaka and Kudaka Investigations, please visit:
www.kudakapi.com

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

Lessons Learned from A Family Who Built A Legacy from $15.00

Lessons Learned from A Family Who Built A Legacy from $15.00

August 6, 2019

Letitia Berbaum was back in the studio with a special guest, Zaven Mooradian, who has been interning with Bart and Letitia this summer. A USC student studying Real Estate Finance, Zaven comes from a family that immigrated to the USA from Latvia with five family members in tow and just $15 in their pockets. Zaven shares with us his family's history here in the states as they strived to build a legacy - and one that Zaven is proud to be a part of.

In this episode Zaven shares:
-Why working smarter not harder is imperative to success
-The reasons why how we choose to spend our free time impact our legacy and shape our professions
-What lessons he has learned from his family and their hard working history

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

In the Studio with Modern Luxury OC’s Editor-in-Chief Allison Mitchell

In the Studio with Modern Luxury OC’s Editor-in-Chief Allison Mitchell

August 2, 2019

Allison Mitchell, the Editor-in-Chief of Modern Luxury Orange County joined Bart in the studio to discuss pop culture, media industry myths and more. Beginning her career with well know media outlets such as the Style Network, E! Online and Ryan Seacrest Productions, Allison joined the Modern Luxury team in a twist of fate that brought her to their Jezebel publication in Atlanta, Georgia - a position she accepted without ever having stepped foot into the state! As our luck would have it, Allison was brought back to Orange County where she is originally from, to lead Modern Luxury Orange County. Her professional drive is inspiring to all who know her, and her commitment to supporting the community is priceless. 

In this episode Allison discusses:
-A day in the life of an Editor-in-Chief
-The differences and synergies between publishing and editorial departments
-Keys to success for a publication
-Modern Luxury's next step in expansion overseas next year, whom already has 25 titles in 85 markets nationally

Click here to view the May Edition of Modern Luxury Orange County: https://modernluxury.com/modern-luxury-orange-county/digital-edition  

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

How Mastering the Maturity Continuum Can Elevate Your Success

How Mastering the Maturity Continuum Can Elevate Your Success

July 26, 2019

Dennis Chernekoff who has worked with Franklin Covey for much of his career, joined Letitia Berbaum in the studio to discuss the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The acclaimed book was first released in 1989 by Stephen R. Covey and is available in 3 languages with over 40 million copies having been sold to date. Outside of his work with Stephen Covey, Dennis Chernekoff also has a private marriage and family therapy practice in Laguna Niguel.

In this episode Dennis discusses the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:
1. Be Proactive
2. Begin with the End in Mind
3. Put First Things First
4. Think Win-Win
5. Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
6. Synergize
7. Sharpen the Saw

When asked what his "Ultimate Lesson Learned" was, Dennis shared that he feels the key to life is in understanding your values, understanding how to apply them to your life, and choosing to be congruent with them for a happy life!

To connect with Dennis, you can email him at: Chernekoff@yahoo.com

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com