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Solomon Success #22 – The Solomon Secret of Financial Success

Bruce Fleet joins host, Jason Hartman, from Frisco, CO, as they discuss using Solomon’s life and teachings as a foundation, Bruce Fleet offers today’s readers a unique, well-grounded, proven method of wise investing.

Solomon was more than just a character in the Bible; he was the richest man who ever lived. If we could learn from him directly, today, what would he teach us about how to grow in riches and knowledge? And how can we relate his life and wisdom to the society and successful financial planning of our contemporary world? Bruce Fleet’s The Solomon Secret brings together instructional parables highlighting the wisdom of history’s wealthiest and wisest man, with practical and sound financial advice for twenty-first-century readers.

In the best selling tradition of The Richest Man in Babylon, The Solomon Secret follows King Solomon as he mentors his young ‘protege’, Abidan, on the seven basic principles of life and how they influence financial success. Each of these parables illustrates a key principle that Abidan must discover before he can garner more wealth and happiness, and is then proceeded by Fleet’s masterful application of these principles to the reader’s life and to the most urgent and essential financial questions of our time. Fleet, a successful financial adviser and owner of a large investment firm, draws from the time-honored and historically proven wisdom of the life of the ancient king to offer ‘through the siphon of his own talent and perspective’ the very best in financial strategies for today’s challenging economic climate.

An accessible and effective mix of teaching stories with powerful financial lessons, The Solomon Secret is a highly readable, informative guide to becoming wealthy and wise.

Bruce L. Fleet is one of the leading financial advisers in the country. A former Wall Street brokerage ‘top-producing’ broker for more than 20 years, he has been recognized by the media and awarded numerous professional distinctions. He is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) and received the Investment Strategist Certificate from the Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania, via the Investment Management Consultants Association.

Fleet came from humble beginnings, starting his career as a car salesman. It was only after a customer noted that he would make a good investment manager that Fleet decided to pursue a career in finance. Shortly after his customer’s flippant suggestion, he applied to PaineWebber, with no formal training in finance. Despite the odds and due to his tenacity, Fleet was hired on and began competing with colleagues who had obtained MBA’s and other advanced degrees. Yet, it wasn’t long before the former car salesman and bar singer quickly rose to the top of the industry.

In the 1990′s, Fleet became one of Wall Street’s top corporate trainers, educating new and tenured investment executives for Merrill Lynch. As one of their most requested trainers, he was asked to train thousands of new and tenured financial advisors from throughout the country. Following years of success at Merrill Lynch, Fleet returned to his former firm, PaineWebber, which was eventually purchased by UBS Financial Services. While achieving the enviable status of Senior Vice President of Investments and Chairmen’s Council Member at UBS, Fleet was responsible for managing money on behalf of foundations throughout the country, making him one of the largest advisors of charitable monies in the United States.

Fleet’s passion for charity also inspired him to establish his own aid organization called ‘A Portion of My Heart’, which raised money through the sale of his music and performances to support inner-city ministries in Denver and to sponsor hundreds of children in developing countries.

Currently, Fleet is the managing principal and Registered Investment Advisor of Fleet Capital Management, a fee only investment management firm in Colorado. His goals are to pursue his writing & speaking career and to become a significant financial donor to the causes that he most believes in. Bruce Fleet lives in Frisco, Colorado with his wife.

Quote for the day: “Invest in places that make sense so you can afford to live in places that don’t make sense” – Jason Hartman

Introduction: Welcome to the Solomon Success Show, where we explore the timeless wisdom of King Solomon and the Bible as it relates to business and investing false profits and get-rick-quick schemes are everywhere. Let’s not get distracted by these. Instead, let’s go to the source: the eternal principles that create a life of peace, power, and prosperity. Here’s our host, Jason Hartman.

Jason Hartman: Welcome to the Solomon Success Show. This is Jason Hartman, your host, where we discuss Biblical principles for business and investing. I think you will enjoy today’s show where I talk with Bruce Fleet, who is an author, who studied the life of Solomon and what he did to become successful and applies that to the modern world. Now I think you can tell probably in this interview that I have a bit of disagreement with our guest, but again, I don’t invite people on the show who just agree with me only. It’s more interesting if they have different opinions, so we get some different perspectives and things like that. And I think you will enjoy the show. Be sure to visit our website solomonsuccess.com, and subscribe to our blog. We’ve got some great content there. It’s all free, and I think you’ll really, really enjoy that. And here’s the interview with Bruce, and let’s learn more from King Solomon.

It’s my pleasure to welcome Bruce Fleet to the show. He’s the author of The Solomon Secret: Seven Principles of Financial Success from King Solomon, History’s Wealthiest Man. Bruce, it’s great to have you on the show today.

Bruce Fleet: Thanks, Jason. It’s great to be with you.

Jason Hartman: What was the inspiration for The Solomon Secret?

Bruce Fleet: Well, I have spent in my professional career about two decades working with Wall Street firms, major Wall Street firms, all over the world. And I had an opportunity to personally interact with very successful, financially successful people. So I got to see certain principles that they were using that guided them towards success. And then for others that were less successful, I certainly had an opportunity to see inside what they were doing wrong. And as recession started, I realized that it’s not just that one group of people that I should be studying, but that all of us, every one of us out there, at one time or another in our lives, we have difficulties in finance. And it’s a major problem, and this, our difficulties started long before the recession started. It’s just the recession exacerbated the problems. So in looking at all of that, I was just trying to think, “How could I use my expertise in finance to help the everyday person, of which I am one?” And I have made every mistake in the book, when it comes to finances, so I’ve learned from those. And that really was the inspiration to seeking out the best advice, putting it then to paper, and then hopefully, sending it out in the world, so it could help some folks get out of debt, and really enjoy their lives to a whole new level.

Jason Hartman: I love the way you make the distinction when you talk about all of the financially, to be specific, successful people. You were hanging around when you were doing all those work with the big brokerage firms because financial success doesn’t necessarily mean life and personal success, does it?

Bruce Fleet: No, it absolutely doesn’t. And that’s the main theme throughout this book that sometimes when you’re in a financial hole, you may feel like your whole life is not a success, and you feel that way because finance affects every part of your life. For instance, the number one cause of divorce in our country is financial stress. But I can tell you for all of the others who haven’t gotten divorced, my wife and I have been married for 28 years now. We’ve had some pretty good knock-down-drag-out fights about money. Everybody has. And that stress also causes you to feel bad about yourself. If you get home from work, and you’re having dinner with your wife and kids or whoever, and the phone rings, and at the back of your mind, you know it’s the bill collector. You know it because you’re behind on credit cards or the cable bill. It makes you feel terrible about yourself. You’re less effective in your work life, in your family life, in everything. So, and of course, that stress also leads to medical problems. So this is a big deal, this financial stress and the opposite of that, the good news is, and I think this is where we’re going to, to really explore, is that you can fix the problem. We were the cause of the problem, we can fix the problem, and it can change the entirety of your life.

Jason Hartman: Well, no question that everything in life today seems to have a financial base to it. And it’s just important to get this area of one’s life taken care of, Bruce. Now you go over seven principles of financial success from King Solomon. Maybe share a few of those, and then let’s sort of relate that to the current financial crisis we’re all facing really around the world, not just in the US, of course. And how it sort of got us here, and what can we do about it?

Bruce Fleet: That’s a big question. I’ll give you the best answer I can. But starting with King Solomon. For those who aren’t aware, I think most people do know the story that when King Solomon was something 12 or 13 years old, he was appointed king and he knew that he was a child, he was young, and then he really didn’t have the experience or the expertise, or the knowledge or anything to be able to handle this job. He knew that he was inadequate for the job. So from what I understand from reading, in the Bible, he cried out to God saying, “Look, I’m inadequate. I can’t do this.” And God’s response was, “Tell me the one thing you need to get this job done because you were the one I’ve chosen, so you can’t wiggle out of this.” And I don’t know about you, but if I were 12 or 13, I probably would’ve asked for the mightiest army the land has ever seen, or I would’ve asked for more money, or whatever. There’s a whole list of things I would’ve asked for, but what Solomon asked for, and you know this, Jason, he asked for wisdom, and that’s the starting point.

One of the proverbs that really caught my attention when I was studying Solomon for this book. It is Proverbs 13:7, where he says, “One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing. Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.” Pretty interesting. We could take it a couple of ways, but then I found a gentleman named William Corbett who was a former English composer from a hundred years ago or so, who really paraphrased what King Solomon said, I think, brought it more into our day, and this is the crux of the problem. Mr. Corbett said, “Thousands upon thousands of us are yearly brought into a state of real poverty by the great anxiety not to be thought of as poor.” So for some reason, we’re trying to keep up with the Joneses, we’re listening to the Madison Avenue advertisers telling us that if we just purchase this or that, our life will be better. And because of all that, we have, for many of us, we’ve dug ourselves an enormous financial hole.

Well, here’s a statement that I wanted to make out about that, and some people actually don’t want to hear it because it’s easier to blame our problems on others. But I really believe that debt is a choice. Our debt problems are not the fault of the brokerage firms and the banks and the mortgage companies and the credit card companies. They all have the role to play, don’t get me wrong. But they didn’t take our hands and put a pen in it and force us to sign on the bottom line. So if debt is a choice, the converse of that is that being debt-free is also a choice. And that’s the direction that I’m hoping this book leads people and because when you are debt-free, like I said earlier, the entirety of your life changes. Everything about you and your personality changes, and the quality of your life gets better.

Jason Hartman: Right, and I want to just have you make the distinction. I think you’ll agree with me on this. But we should distinguish consumer debt from investment debt. Because investment-debt is what I call “self-liquidating” if it’s properly done, or that can really be a great tool to do more, create more, and really ultimately give more back. But the area that’s troublesome is obviously consumer-debt— people keeping up with the Joneses, spending money on the appearances of wealth, living beyond their means. That’s unsustainable. It’s not self-liquidating. It causes great pain in one’s life, doesn’t it?

Bruce Fleet: It absolutely does. First of all, I agree with you. I think that sometimes investment debt, although during the boom-boom years, we even started to misjudge the decree of investment debt that we were using.

Jason Hartman: Right.

Bruce Fleet: We were under a false impression, that the underlying asset would always go up, and then our income, either personal income or income from the investment, would always be there to support that debt.

Jason Hartman: Right. My distinction about that and I formerly agree with you is that that was never an investment. That was a speculation.

Bruce Fleet: I agree. But consumer debt, consumer debt is the real problem, in my opinion. And consumer debt is, to me, partly or always our fault, but the credit card companies started the parlay off of this feeling that you know your house value will always go up, your income will always go up, your investments will always go up. You work hard. You should be able to get anything you want today, and pay for it later. Bam! There was the red flag.

Jason Hartman: That is not a business plan.

Bruce Fleet: It’s terrible. We didn’t plan for the what-ifs. I happen to fly planes and sail boats for hobbies. And when you’re in the middle of the ocean, or you’re in the middle of the sky, you are trained to do what-if scenarios. What if my engine goes out? What if we have a fire? What if…? You know, all those what-ifs. I would like people to start to apply that to their investments and financial lives as well. I agree with you, what you said. Sometimes using investment debt, you can really make a good investment better, but always have those what-ifs in the back of your mind.

With the credit cards… Here’s my deal on credit cards. You know, as I was writing this book, I was looking around, and if there’s 300 million people in our country, there’s got to be a billion credit cards ‘coz I mean some people have 10, 15, 20 credit cards. And I was wondering if everybody uses credit cards, there has to be something very, very good about credit cards. So I spent a number of months interviewing credit card companies and interviewing people that use them a lot, really trying to find out what is this great thing about credit cards. And let me tell you what I concluded. My conclusion after quite a bit of research was that the only benefit to having a credit card was that it allows us to purchase things that we cannot currently afford.

Jason Hartman: Instant gratification.

Bruce Fleet: Now think about that. If we could afford it, whatever it is, from the smallest thing, a cup of coffee over at Starbucks to breakfast or lunch, to going to the mall, to whatever it is, we would take the cash out of our pocket or we would write a check, or what I do, is we would use our debit card. ‘Coz just like a check, it comes right out of our account. But if we don’t have the liquidity, the funds available, heck, let’s just use a credit card, and we’ll worry about paying for it later. That is an unending spiral that is very, very difficult to get out of. And a quick analogy on that is sometimes we say we dug ourselves a financial hole. Well, I want you to picture yourself with a credit card in your hand. And every time you use that credit card for the most minute thing, you have dug that hole a little bit deeper. So in my own opinion, and in the opinion of lots of financial teachers, I’m not the only one certainly that says this, that one to getting rid of that personal debt is to cut up every credit card you own. You should not have a credit card, in my opinion.

Jason Hartman: Either have self-control, or don’t have a credit card.

Bruce Fleet: Not having it in your wallet is easier than self-control.

Jason Hartman: Very good point.

Bruce Fleet: The first thing I would do is I would cut up my credit cards.

The second thing I would do, and I think this is a principle of Solomon is, and you’ve heard this before, live below your means. If you can’t afford it, you have to wait. And that, you know, in this world of immediate gratification, is very difficult for us, to wait for things. We want them now. But we have to change our perspective on money.

It’s very interesting. I happen to be someone who loves to study the Bible. That’s why I use Solomon as my guide in this. But I read some statistics recently I found fascinating. You may have heard this before. One was that the Bible devotes twice as many verses to money as it does to faith and prayer combined.

Jason Hartman: That’s amazing.

Bruce Fleet: I know. I found that amazing as well. And another thing, even when we look at just the words that Jesus used, fully 15% of his recorded words dealt with money, and that’s more than he said about heaven and hell combined. There’s a real point behind this. Whether you’re looking at the words of Jesus or just the Bible itself, I think that it’s understood that our relationship with money and possessions is a very clear indication to our, you could call, your spiritual condition or just your life condition, how well you’re enjoying life. And I think that you really need to change that perspective, so that it’s benefitting you and the world, and it’s not draining you and the world of energy and resources.

Jason Hartman: Yeah, I have a question about it. That is amazing when people say money isn’t important, and you look at how much it is discussed in the Bible, and it’s just everywhere in our life. It’s not everything, but it is something. And it means to be given its proper respect. What else can people do to follow the wisdom of Solomon and live a better life financially?

Bruce Fleet: Well, I think one of the things is that we look at, when we consider finances, we look at the income and the expenses. Two sides of the ledger. And many times when we’re feeling that we don’t have enough money to pay all the bills, it’s pretty typical that we say to ourselves, “I need to make more money.” Well, that is much easier said than done. So one of the things that I teach in the lectures that I give around the country is to focus on the expense side first. Yes, you should focus on maybe increasing sales, increasing your business, increasing your income, all those things, but they take time. If you wanna make immediate impact, focus on the expense side first.

And let me tell you about a little experiment that I personally did. I picked up the phone, and I decided to call every single company that I paid a bill to. To see if I could lower that expense. The first company I called was my cable company, and I told them, really nice gal on the other end of line, I told her, “You know we’re in a recession I’m trying to reduce all of my expenses. Is there anything that I can do with my cable bill to lower that bill?” And she said, “Well, if you would add HBO, you could save money.” And that made absolutely zero sense to me. I said, “I don’t even like HBO. I’m not a fan.” I said. “But I’m trying to save money. I don’t wanna add a premium channel.” She said, “But if you add HBO, it puts you into a different package, and you’ll save $27 a month.”

Jason Hartman: Oh, so it truly was saving. It wasn’t saving on a new expense.

Bruce Fleet: Well, that’s what at first I thought it was, I thought she was just trying to sell me on something. So right there with 30 seconds of a conversation, I saved $27 a month. I did that with every single bill that I paid.

I’ll give one more example coz this one was huge. I have a teenage son, and for all parents listening who have teenage boys, who also have a car, you know that your car insurance bill is through the roof. They get us really hard when we have teenage boys. Well, I called my insurance company who I’ve been with for over 30 years. I just don’t like change. I’ve been with this company. They provide good service. And I’ve known them for over 30 years. I said, “Look, the time has come. I’m going to have to leave and go to one of the discount companies because I’m paying $7,000 a year for car insurance for my whole family.” And the person on the phone, the representative said, “Could you hold for just a moment?” I did. She came back and she said, “Your new bill is $3500 a year. We’ve just cut your premium by fifty per cent.” I said, “That’s fine. But what happens to my insurance?” And she said, “Your coverage is exactly the same …

Jason Hartman: Amazing.

Bruce Fleet: … Have a nice day.” Two phone calls, a couple of minutes. I saved a lot of money. You can do that with every one of your bills. So that’s one key thing that you can take away right now and get on the phone and try to lower your expenses. Just look at your expense side first.

Jason Hartman: We’ll be back in just a minute.

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Jason Hartman: Bruce, I wanna make a comment about that. I have noticed, and it amazes me, and it makes me think I should’ve been doing it a long time ago, that in a recession, so many things are negotiable from brand name retailers. You can walk into stores at high-end malls that you would think are very corporate and have very rigid policies and so forth. And you can just literally ask for a coupon, and they mail these coupons, but they keep extras behind the counter, and they all just give them to you. It’s amazing how you can really just save money when you focus on it.

But the one caution I wanna talk about with the listeners maybe on that subject, when one becomes too focused on saving money, do they almost become more poverty-conscious rather than abundance-and-prosperity-conscious because I know in your book you talk about how giving money away can actually make you richer. And that sort of comes from an abundance mentality, if you ask me. Where is the fine line there? I think there is one, isn’t there?

Bruce Fleet: I think that’s very interesting, your question. And I’d like to give you two quick parts to an answer. One, in the book I quote another book that you’ve probably read and that I really enjoy called The Millionaire Next Door …

Jason Hartman: Yup, Thomas Stanley.

Bruce Fleet: Yup, Thomas Stanley. Fabulous book about how most, or many of the wealthiest people, they don’t really have a poverty attitude. I think they have a game attitude that they don’t need to spend $500 on a watch when a $995 Timex gives you exactly the same time. So, you shouldn’t have a poverty aspect. You should have a game in my opinion to wear in every dollar you spend, you’re going to get the best deal, you’re going to make the wisest decision, and that’s what Solomon would teach us to do.

But as it comes to giving money away, there is a, especially through the Southern Bible Belt, there’s a theology called the Prosperity Gospel, that some churches teach and some choose not to. And certainly, I’m not _____[0:18:52] in the Prosperity Gospel, but what I’ve read from Solomon was that when we give money away, and there are plenty of areas that need, that’s the easy part, finding those in need. But when we give money away to a degree where we feel it, then what that does change is, like what you said, Jason. Changes are perspective, not from a poverty perspective, but from there-are-others-who-have-much-more-than-I-do perspective. And it seems like when you change that perspective, and I think Solomon had that in mind quite a bit, too, in his time of becoming the wealthiest man who has ever lived. When you recognize that others have less, and you’re reaching into your pocket to help, you start to make much different decisions with every other dollar you spend. And I have found that personally to be very, very true.

I’ll just tell you that this particular book The Solomon Secret is making its way all over the world. It’s quite a number of countries. And one-third of the gross worldwide royalties is donated right from the publisher level, I made that decision a long time ago. It’s a big number, third, that might not be the right number for everyone. But I donate that money to Lance Armstrong Livestrong Foundation and the World Vision. They happen to be two organizations that I am passionate about. You need to find your organizations that you’re passionate about.

Jason Hartman: Good advice. What else about Solomon and the current financial crisis? A lot of people are experiencing some very, very tough times out there, and they’re looking for help in any way they can get it. Any other advice from Solomon?

Bruce Fleet: Quite a bit. Quite a bit. In Proverbs 29:18, Solomon said, “Where there’s no revelation and…” You can hear that word vision. “…Where there’s no vision, people cast off restraint. But blessed is he who keeps the law.” That’s kind of an obscure passage, but I think what Solomon was saying was you need to have a vision for your life, a vision for your future. You need to have a plan. Don’t just go haphazardly through your financial life. Really sit down, and if you’re married, certainly involve your spouse, sit down and create your own financial plan. You don’t need to hire someone to do that, especially initially. What would your life look like if…? And then fill in the blank. If you really had no debt, except for maybe some debt on your home, I guess, you know, that you would pay a mortgage to. What would your life be like if you had no debt? What would your life be like if you had zero credit card debt, if you had no car payments, if you could give more money away to those things that tug on your heart, you know? We see what happened in Haiti months ago, and we said, “Well, I wish I could send some money.” And some of us sent five or ten dollars. But others who were in a better financial position sent a hundred or a thousand dollars. That might make you feel better about yourself. It might make you feel like you’re more of a citizen of the world. So I think Solomon was saying you have to have a vision, and in the book I talk a lot about planning and having a vision. In every single chapter of the book, I give you questions to ask yourself and then kind of statements of work that you need to do, a little bit of homework.

So that’s the one thing that Solomon clearly would have said. I think that he would also have said, “Focus on your foundation first.” We use a lot of analogies in the book about the building of Solomon’s temple. And he would have said, “Concentrate on the foundation first, then start worrying about building to different levels. And the way that that applies to us, is I had people come to me as somewhat investment expert, having done Wall Street for so many years, and ask me about what should they invest in when they haven’t even done any of the retirement savings or paying off debt. So if you picture that pyramid model, there is a foundation: getting rid of debt, getting yourself solid, saving for your retirement for your 41K, or IRA, or SEP, whatever plan you participate in. That’s first level of foundation. Then you start to build up. And of course, as you get higher and higher on that pyramid, you can start to accept more and more risk. But you don’t do that at the foundation level.

Jason Hartman: And what would Solomon say about Wall Street and what went on in the institutional level in this crisis? The crookery, it just seems rampant to me. These loans were made and sold off multiple times. And entire countries like Iceland were basically bankrupt. I mean this is an amazing time, what is going on around the world. And in the financial world at the highest levels, it just seems like there is no end to it, post-crisis we’ve seen huge bonuses. We’ve seen sort of dirty insider dealings with Goldman Sachs, and all kinds of stuff like that. This is not peculiar to the book, but maybe it relates to your other book a little bit, and I thought I’d just get your take on that.

Bruce Fleet: I think it can relate to both, and I think Solomon would have been absolutely disgusted just like we are. I think that Solomon didn’t seek the wealth that he had. It came to him because he was so wise and made so many wise decisions. I think conversely, what you’re talking about, with Wall Street and the big banks, I don’t think they’re trying to employ wisdom. I think they were simply employing greed. They wanted as much of the pie as they could to fall into their offers, and to me, and I saw it. I was with Wall Street firms. The greed was rampant. There is little to know oversight. Don’t kid yourself by thinking that the Securities and Exchange Commission or The National Association Security dealers or any of the deregulatory organizations are going to protect you because they can’t, not because they don’t want to. It’s because they can’t. They don’t have the resources. And I would also say, from an inside perspective, they don’t have the expertise, quite frankly. They have very good intention, people who are trying to protect the system and do the right thing, but most of them have never worked in finance. And if you’ve never worked in it, you’ll never be able to smell out the bad stuff or see the garbage that goes on because you just don’t even know what it is. So I agree with you completely, Jason. I think it’s disgusting. And I don’t think it’s going to change until the rules of the business model change. And by that, very quickly, I’ll say, if there is commission being earned by someone giving you advice, you never know if that commission’s in your best interest or theirs. And ’til we take that level out, we’re not going to get rid of the problems in Wall Street, in my opinion.

Jason Hartman: I agree with you, but could you take that level out? These are basically salespeople that wear nice suits. And how can you take a salesperson off of commission?

Bruce Fleet: Yeah, it’s a great question, but you can. And it already exists in our financial system. We’re talking about stockbrokers, basically, who are commission-based financial advice givers, whatever you wanna call them. I call them stockbrokers. There are about five per cent of the people, maybe a little less, about four, five per cent of the people in the United States who give financial advice are not stockbrokers. They’re called RIAs, which stands for registered investment advisor. Those people, by federal mandate, cannot charge a commission. They charge a fixed fee. They… You know what it is up front. And so, there is a small segment of the financial advice-giving population that has already excluded commissions from their business model. Now, those people who are out there, you’ve never heard anything bad about them. You don’t hear that they have conflicts of interest. They’re not taken to court regularly. I mean, it just, you’ve taken a lot of the negativity out of the financial system when you eliminate commissions. So the answer to your question is yes, it can be done, but I don’t think it’s going to be done anytime soon ‘coz I don’t think anybody out there in the government, at least, have the guts to do it.

Jason Hartman: It’s all about political power and lobbyists and so forth. Well, Bruce, thank you so much for sharing The Solomon Secret with us. We appreciate it. What do you wanna say to wrap this up? And tell people where they can get the book as well.

Bruce Fleet: Well, the first thing I’d like to say is, and thank you, Jason, it’s been my pleasure as well, but to say, trusting on one thing, if you fix your finances, your whole life will be better. The enjoyment in your life will be better. The other thing I’d say is the book is available everywhere. It’s Amazon, and it’s all bookstores in US and Canada and nine other countries in the world. It can be gotten. If you’d like to read a little bit about it before you decide if the book is right for you, feel free to go to my website, which is www.brucefleet.com, and there you can read reviews and a little more in-depth about the book, and decide if the book is right for you. This is not the only book out there. To me, relying on Solomon, who is the wealthiest and wisest man who ever lived, is a pretty darn good start. But really take control of your life and your finances, and you won’t regret it for a minute.

Jason Hartman: Good advice. Thank you so much, Bruce. We appreciate you joining us today.

Bruce Fleet: You’re welcome. Thanks, Jason.

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