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An Elder Millennial Talks OC Real Estate

An Elder Millennial Talks OC Real Estate

February 24, 2020

Host Bart Zandbergen was joined in the studio by Realtor Christina Harmon who was practically born into the profession. Her father was a broker in the Palm Springs area and Christina felt from an early age that being in real estate was simply put, just in her DNA. Following her passion has served her well and she takes great pride in old fashioned service that keeps her clients loyal and ready to send referrals.

In this episode, learn:
-How Elder Millennials view home buying priorities a bit differently
-What trends are currently happening now in Orange County real estate
-How Millennials value home ownership
-Why surfaces a help sell a property and what small enhancements can go a long way with buyers

When asked what her ultimate lesson learned has been, Christina shared that being her authentic self has been key to her success. “Be you and you can’t lose!”

Learn more about Christina Harmon by visiting: www.ChristinaLaurenHarmon.com

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies, investment wisdom and pop culture collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, with featured guest host Letitia Berbaum, every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. In addition to being streamed live in real time, the show is also available on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Podbean and Stitcher. Catch up any time with any episode on the platform of your choice.

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

Learn more about Bart Zandbergen by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com         

How Fostering Compassion Can Be A Game Changer

How Fostering Compassion Can Be A Game Changer

February 21, 2020

Host Bart Zandbergen was joined in the studio by author and non-profit Founder Lisa Wiehebrink. Lisa writes children’s books that uniquely bridge the connection between people and animals to teach life lessons of kindness, compassion, and empathy. She is also the founder of the non-profit organization, “Tails That Teach”, whose mission is to save animal lives and change the lives of children. The Tails That Teach foundation donates books to elementary schools and animal organizations around the country to enhance community outreach efforts and to encourage literacy among children ages 5-8 years old. Lisa is also the proud founder of National Rescue Dog Day, observed annually on May 20, which recognizes the special bond that comes with rescuing a dog, and also brings awareness to the countless number of dogs waiting to be adopted.

In this episode, learn:
-Why it is so important to teach children at an early age the art of compassion
-How educating children on compassion can translate into other areas of their lives that shape them into adulthood
-How teaching children at an early age how to care for animals leads to healthy humans who care properly for pets
-What is in-store for the 3rd Annual National Rescue Dog Day on May 20th, 2020 and how you can get involved.

When Lisa was asked what her ultimate lesson learned has been, she shared that it’s important for adults to foster compassion with children at an early age. She also encouraged listeners to pick up a book and read to children as it truly is becoming a lost art.

Learn more by visiting: www.tailsthatteach.org and www.nationalrescuedogday.com.

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies, investment wisdom and pop culture collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, with featured guest host Letitia Berbaum, every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. In addition to being streamed live in real time, the show is also available on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Podbean and Stitcher. Catch up any time with any episode on the platform of your choice.

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

Learn more about Bart Zandbergen by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

The Secure Act: Part II

The Secure Act: Part II

February 7, 2020

The Secure Act: Part II

Host Bart Zandbergen and Co-Host Letitia Berbaum were back in the studio to take a deeper dive into the nuances of the “Secure Act” which was passed by Congress in December. The bipartisan bill went into effect January 1st, 2020 and it stands for Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement. In this episode, Bart and Letitia share more information with listeners about important changes that are now in effect as a result of the Secure Act.

In this episode, learn:
-Why those born prior to July 1st, 1949 still must take their RMD’s by April 1st, 2020
-How you can now contribute to your IRA after age 70.5 with tax saving benefits
-Changes to Adoption and Birth Expenses as a result of the Secure Act
-Impacts on Annuities as a result of the Secure Act
-What a 529 plan is and what the benefits of it are for those who have one

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies, investment wisdom and pop culture collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, with featured guest host Letitia Berbaum, every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. In addition to being streamed live in real time, the show is also available on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Podbean and Stitcher. Catch up any time with any episode on the platform of your choice.

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

Learn more about Bart Zandbergen by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com         

Introducing the Secure Act: What You Need to Know!

Introducing the Secure Act: What You Need to Know!

February 3, 2020

Host Bart Zandbergen and Co-Host Letitia Berbaum were back in the studio to discuss the very basics of the new “Secure Act” that was passed by Congress in December. The bipartisan bill went into effect January 1st, 2020 and it stands for Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement. It’s critical to be in the know on these new rules and how they will impact you and your investments. Stay tuned for future episodes on this topic as well, which will take a deeper dive into the Secure Act and all you need to know!

In this episode, learn:
-What RMD (Required Minimum Distribution) changes have occurred
-The benefits of deferring taxes and how they have changed with this new regulation
-ROTH IRA strategies and approaches to consider

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies, investment wisdom and pop culture collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, with featured guest host Letitia Berbaum, every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. In addition to being streamed live in real time, the show is also available on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Podbean and Stitcher. Catch up any time with any episode on the platform of your choice.

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

Learn more about Bart Zandbergen by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com         

The Two Hollywood Careers That Collided with Sugar ‘n Spice

The Two Hollywood Careers That Collided with Sugar ‘n Spice

January 27, 2020

Host Bart Zandbergen welcomed Will and Courtney Alovis of Balboa Island’s iconic Sugar ‘n Spice into the studio. The dynamic duo spent decades on set in Hollywood working on some of the most notorious TV and movie sets. Courtney Alovis dedicated nearly 25 years in Hollywood glamming up TV stars, models and movie moguls such as Donny Osmond (she was his personal makeup artist for 7 years) Greg Kinnear, Brooklyn Decker, Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, and Shannon Elizabeth. Not to mention she was an in-demand makeup artist for popular shows like The Voice, General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, and various other shows on ABC, NBC, and CBS. Will Alovis spent 30 years in the entertainment industry, 15 of them script supervising for award winning shows like Empire, CSI Miami, CSI New York, Bones and Law and Order Special Victims Unit. However, when Courtney’s mom – who owned Balboa Island’s beloved Sugar ‘n Spice- was diagnosed with a terminal illness, the couple left Hollywood and set out for Orange County. Today, they are more excited than ever to be at the helm of the original frozen banana shop and are celebrating the shop’s 75th Anniversary this year.

In this episode, learn:
-How Will and Courtney transitioned from Hollywood to Balboa Island, and how they now get to be involved with shows like Blackish and Grownish
-How the couple channeled their entrepreneurial spirit to develop and launch the catering truck side of the business for Sugar ‘n Spice
-What some of their biggest learning lessons were going from employee status to employer status
-What Sugar ‘n Spice has planned for a special roll-back day in March, and what sweet treats patrons will have access to at yester-year pricing

When asked what their ultimate lessons learned were, Courtney shared that she focuses on trying to unlearn what she has learned, so that she can evolve. She tries to be open to new and creative ways of doing things. Will shared that his ultimate lesson learned has been that it is never too late to start something new. He believes you are always able to make different choices to build the life you have always wanted.

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies, investment wisdom and pop culture collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, with featured guest host Letitia Berbaum, every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. In addition to being streamed live in real time, the show is also available on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Podbean and Stitcher. Catch up any time with any episode on the platform of your choice.

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

Learn more about Bart Zandbergen by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com         

The Truth About Goal Setting + How to Succeed

The Truth About Goal Setting + How to Succeed

January 17, 2020

Host Bart Zandbergen and Co-Host Letitia Berbaum kicked-off the New Year with a candid conversation on goal setting. The duo shared how they individually approach goal setting and what they do to keep themselves on track throughout the year. As most people know, the resolutions that are often set in the New Year can fade very quickly, so the key is learning how to revisit the goals after they are set to monitor progress.

In this episode, learn:
-How approaching goal setting with gratitude can lay the right foundation
-How proper planning for goals can trigger behaviors to work towards goals
-Why it’s critical to check in with yourself on goal progress often to get back on track if needed
-How assessing what you did in the last year that did and did not work can be helpful in setting new goals

A Quote to Consider:
“You must be willing to do what others won’t do, to have what others won’t have.” -Les Brown

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies, investment wisdom and pop culture collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, with featured guest host Letitia Berbaum, every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. In addition to being streamed live in real time, the show is also available on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Podbean and Stitcher. Catch up any time with any episode on the platform of your choice.

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

Learn more about Bart Zandbergen by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com         

Why Failing More is the Key to Success

Why Failing More is the Key to Success

January 12, 2020

After meeting in the gym nearly 30 years ago, Bill Wooditch joined Bart Zandbergen in the studio to share his journey and lessons learned with our audience. Bill Wooditch built a multi-million-dollar company from the philosophy: “To receive value, you first have to give value.” For over 25 years, he has created and implemented proven concepts, structures and narratives that support leadership development. He is a results-based speaker who inspires the quest for innovation, enrichment and self-fulfillment in personal and professional undertakings. Additionally, he has authored two best-selling books, including one released earlier this year entitled, “Fail More”.

In this episode, learn:
-How intentionally failing your way to success is critical
-Why grit and willpower make all the difference in your success trajectory
-How to stifle the voice of fear
-Why looking in the mirror and addressing denial and illusion is instrumental in decision making
-How to set effective goals and measure outcomes

When asked what his ultimate lesson learned has been, Bill shared that he wished he’d learned to believe in himself sooner. When you believe in yourself, life changes and the world of possibilities comes flooding in.

To learn more about Bill Wooditch, please visit: https://billwooditch.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

California Labor Laws – What You Need to Know in the New Year

California Labor Laws – What You Need to Know in the New Year

January 6, 2020

Respected as an industry authority on California Labor Law, Chris Harmon joined Bart in the studio to discuss what you need to know as a business owner in California- especially at the start of a New Year. The landscape of the law is continuously changing and almost always at the start of a New Year there are new laws taking affect that impact business owners. As a best practice, Chris shares that one of the best things a business owner can do is meet with a consultant in the beginning of the year to make sure they are in the know on the new laws that are taking affect.

In this episode gain access to:
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Learn when you should involve a consultant and why
- Understand some common do’s and don’ts of celebratory company parties
- Learn why themed company parties are no longer a good idea
- Listen to a Q&A led by Chris Harmon on some of the Labor Law facts you should be in the know on

When asked what his ultimate lesson learned was, Chris shared that getting guidance from the experts in the field to navigate the challenge you may be going through makes dollars and sense in a big way.

To learn more about Chris Harmon and his firm, please visit: https://lewisbrisbois.com/

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies, investment wisdom and pop culture collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, with featured guest host Letitia Berbaum, every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. In addition to being streamed live in real time, the show is also available on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Podbean and Stitcher. Catch up any time with any episode on the platform of your choice.

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

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

The Evolution and Impact of Long Term Care Insurance

The Evolution and Impact of Long Term Care Insurance

December 30, 2019

Scott Heinila who is a respected industry expert when it comes to insurance products joined Bart in the studio to discuss the evolution of long term care insurance. This traditional insurance product has evolved over time, which is why Scott walks listeners through some of the various nuances and little known features of the product as it stands today. Understanding the impact this product can have reveals compelling reasons for making the choice to purchase it when the time is right.

In this episode, learn:
-What long term care insurance is
-How long term care insurance can impact you financial future
-Understand how long term care insurance has evolved over the years
-Get to know some of the nuances of the product that may make it an even more attractive option for purchase

When asked what his ultimate lesson learned has been, Scott shared something on a personal note, “Take advantage of every opportunity to continue dating your wife!”

Connect with Scott Heinila to learn more on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottheinila/

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies, investment wisdom and pop culture collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, with featured guest host Letitia Berbaum, every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. In addition to being streamed live in real time, the show is also available on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Podbean and Stitcher. Catch up any time with any episode on the platform of your choice.

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

Learn more about Bart Zandbergen by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com                                                                                                     

Holiday Wine Pairings Curated by a Sommelier

Holiday Wine Pairings Curated by a Sommelier

December 28, 2019

Hosts Bart Zandbergen and Co-Host Letitia Berbaum were joined in the studio by their publicist Paula Steurer of Sterling Public Relations for the trio’s second annual holiday wine tasting and pairing podcast. As a certified sommelier, Bart selected three distinct wines to taste and discuss on air. The selections are the perfect addition to any holiday celebration and when paired with the right foods, can create memorable meals your guests will rave about!

In this episode gain access to:

-What you need to know about Fess Parker’s 2017 Riesling, Demetria’s 2017 Chardonnay, and Walt Wines 2015 Pinot Noir
-Learn what wine makes for the perfect “Thinking Wine”
-Understand what types of holiday meals pair best with each wine featured
-Hear from a Sommelier how the proper paring elevates the flavor of all of the foods involved, creating a heightened experience for the palette.
-Learn why wine glasses for each varietal are available and how that changes the wine drinking experience.

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

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