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Jay Noland Was Featured In Business Innovators Magazine Talking About Creating XP Mentor, An All-In-One Virtual Mentorship Where People Can Get Tomorrow’s Skills Today



Jay Noland Was Featured In Business Innovators Magazine Talking About Creating XP Mentor, An All-In-One Virtual Mentorship Where People Can Get Tomorrow’s Skills Today

Published on August 31, 2022

The XP Mentor monthly subscription includes an ever-growing video library of educational content from some of the world’s top highly qualified experts, mentors & instructors for less than $1 per day!

Jay Noland is committed to creating and continuously improving effective learning methods to educate entrepreneurs, hobbyists, and professionals worldwide. This membership is explicitly tailored for entrepreneurs and personal growth seekers that want to increase exposure by developing their brand, maximize the lifespan of their business by setting up the appropriate corporate structures, minimizing tax liabilities, and legally maintaining compliance, improve their skillset for developing and nurturing business, client, and personal relationships, build and maintain the appropriate conscious and subconscious mindset necessary to grow a profitable business while maintaining health in all areas of life, and much more.

Here is what people get when signing up for The XP Mentor Pro Membership. The XP Mentor monthly subscription includes an ever-growing video library of educational content from some of the world’s top expert mentors and instructors that are highly qualified professionals and widely acknowledged in their field of expertise. Including names like Jay Noland, Forbes Riley, Dan Pilla, Tenisha Graham, Jacquelyn Weis, Lilly Wang, Ricky Chang, Jarrett Albritton, Shane Burks, Colin Drummond (10g Colin), and Herman Marigny III. The XP Mentor platform adds new content every week. Enjoy weekly mentorship videos plus BONUS materials from each of their core team members at no extra charge as part of an XP Mentor Monthly Membership. Get access to the weekly mentorship video content and any bonus material. Membership also consists of a special session(s) from the library.

Jay says, “On top of the weekly sessions, this membership includes Select Sessions from the “Skill Shop.” The Skill Shop is your premium course catalog, and the bonus Skill Shop Select Courses included with your membership add a value of $597 in content (already loaded in the library).” As new XP Mentor Instructors add their courses, at least one module is added to the membership for free.

To get a FREE COPY of the same framework they use to help Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners, and Sales Professionals maximize their profit without spending thousands of dollars on books and courses, following confusing plans, or relying on conflicting advice, so people can spend less time working and more time with family and friends go to

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Meet The Creator of XP Mentor, Jay Noland:

Jay Noland is an International Motivational Speaker, Author, Former Professional Athlete, Business Owner, Entrepreneur, Life Confidence Coach, and NLP practitioner. Jay was born and raised in Winchester, Kentucky, where he attended school and continued his education in Florida. He is a spiritual man who has over 30 years of scholarly research. Jay Noland started his entrepreneurial career in November 1995. He has since built multiple multi-million-dollar companies. His primary focus is on helping people master their “subconscious mind” through different methods of “confidence training.” He believes “a strong person can do anything.” He believes in experiencing life all-out, all the time, and in anyone willing to take steps to believe in themselves. Jay says true success is mastering the 6 pillars of life. “The 6 pillars are emotional, mental, physical, social, financial, and spiritual.”

Jay Noland is the author of the bestselling book “The Power of a Woman: From the Perspective of Real Men.” Jay has been an international sales trainer and keynotes motivational speaker for over 25 years, helping people maximize their potential by harnessing the power of their subconscious minds. As an entrepreneur with his businesses, he has always focused on giving back to those in need and helping different causes worldwide. In his spare time, he studies ancient spiritual writings but always makes time for some bass fishing, watching a good ball game, and especially spending time with his wife and son at their home in Boca Raton, FL. And now, his company, MYB Publishing, has introduced a New Special Universal Edition of the book “The Science of Getting Rich.”

Noland often talks about his early life while training. He had a tumultuous childhood but learned to overcome it. He spent most of his childhood working with his grandfather in Kentucky on a hog farm. He says his grandmother, Ida Mae Noland, and Grandfather, Jim Willie Noland, are who inspired him to make the most out of his life even though they were poor growing up. In one of his training pieces, he recollects how they always told him, “You can do anything.”

The San Diego Padres drafted Noland in 1988. He also played with the Colorado Rockies and Seattle Mariners during his career. He won 2 Minor League Championships in 1991 and 1992 with San Diego Padres. He was also the back-to-back Stolen Base League Champion in 1991 and 1992. He signed his Major League Contract (MLB Invite) with Seattle Mariners in 1995. He retired from baseball due to a severe elbow injury in 1995.

Jay Noland believes strongly in philanthropy and has supported thousands of orphans in Kenya, Africa, for over a decade, impoverished children and elderly in Colombia, supported battered women and children shelters in the USA, and also supported an indigenous women’s refuge in the USA. He believes in utilizing strong business principles to ultimately make an impact for good with humanity and the earth.

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Lana Cook Detro Co-Authors Default Industry Leaders Book ‘Foreclosure Tails’ with Debut at No. 1 Best Seller on Amazon for Real Estate Sales and Selling



Lana Cook Detro Co-Authors Default Industry Leaders Book ‘Foreclosure Tails’ with Debut at No. 1 Best Seller on Amazon for Real Estate Sales and Selling

Published on September 16, 2022

Lana Cook Detro is co-author of Default Industry Leaders’ first edutainment book about foreclosures and the Real Estate Owned (REO) industry.

Default Industry Leaders “Foreclosure Tails” earned the ranking of No. 1 bestseller and No. 1 Hot New Release upon its debut in multiple categories including Real Estate Sales and Selling, Economics Development and Growth, Economics Urban and Regional, and Econometrics.

Default Industry Leaders Authors in order of chapters include Kristen Conti, Lana Cook Detro, Alyson Silverman, Kimberly Brunson, Tammy Seymour, Jennifer Patnode, Louis Fontaine, and Brandy Nelson.

Detro contributed her chapter “Hoarding, Haunting, and Dead Man Walking” to the project, highlighting the side of REO that many don’t know exists.

“Our target audience is very diverse. First, we wanted to give potential buyers, including end-users and investors, some perspective on the process,” said co-author Lana Detro, Principal Broker at Ala Carte Realty, Indianapolis, Indiana.

“Second, would be our asset managers and clients whom we are privileged to serve. We know they have so many choices when selecting agents to sell their properties. We want them to know that by trusting us to help manage and sell their assets, they have chosen the best in the industry. We, as members of Default Industry Leaders, take great pride in the quality and experience of our members. ” she said.

“When Donna Brown and I first started DIL 10  years ago, we had a vision of an organization of Brokers helping other Brokers become the best they can be in an industry that many don’t understand. We had no idea of the talent that would step forward. I am so proud to be a member of such an amazing group of  Realtors.”

The purpose of Default Industry Leaders is to support and encourage other REO brokers, to open the doors to newer agents who may wish to break into the default segment of the market but have been denied access, and to market Default Industry Leaders effectively to potential clients and the buying public.

Detro is joined by co-authors Kristen Conti, Alyson Silverman, Kimberly Brunson, Tammy Seymour, Jennifer Patnode, Louis Fontaine, and Brandy Nelson.

“Foreclosure Tails: A Day in the Life of an REO Broker” is designed to be both educational and entertaining with real stories and adventures from each of the authors.

The entertainment chapters in order of appearance include “Hurry Up and Wait” by Kristen Conti; “Hoarding, Haunting, and Dead Man Walking” by Lana Cook Detro; “Nine Cops Guns Drawn, 8 Chickens A-Laying, 2 Evictions and a Partridge in a Pear Tree” by Alyson Silverman; “How to Win Friends and Influence Foreclosured Home Buyers in Today’s Marketplace” by Kimberly Brunson; “Tails of the Wild” by Tammy Seymour and Jennifer Patnode; “Someone Has to Clean Up the Mess” by Louis Fontaine, and “Challenge Accepted” by Brandy Nelson.

The educational chapters include market updates for each location represented by the authors, client testimonials, and a glossary of default industry real estate terms.

About Lana Detro

Lana Detro is the Principal Broker for Ala Carte Realty in Indianapolis, Indiana, and specializes in REO bank foreclosures throughout Central Indiana. Lana started her real estate career in Austin, Texas where she was introduced to the world of default during the S&L ‘scandals’ of the 1980s. She quickly became one of the top REALTORs in the area by servicing and selling foreclosed properties and assisting HUD and other clients with their REO.

With her family, Lana moved back to Indiana where no one else was specializing in REO, and became the go-to for the banks wanting to sell their non-performing loans. When the big wave hit in late 2006 through 2008 and beyond, Lana was someone the lending institutions called. She studied the market and went to banking conferences, investor forums, REO events, and any other venue where economists, market experts, and “soothsayers” gathered.

 “Our desire is to be cooperative and helpful to all the other Realtors out there who bring us their buyers and may need some guidance with t   the sales process,” Detro said.

 Lana has been involved with the Indianapolis real estate community as one of the founders and President of the Indiana Association of Independent Real Estate Brokers, Chairman of the Downtown Division of MIBOR, Executive Board for Eastside MIBOR, and sitting member of the Professional Standards Committee. Lana is a member of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, the Indiana Association of Realtors, and the Co-Founder of Default Industry Leaders, a national organization of real estate professionals involved in REO.

Lana has partnered with the Indiana Neighborhood Housing Partnership to teach home ownership to new home buyers. Lana was also nominated for the National HOPE Award for her outstanding work with minority buyers.

“After all these years in real estate, I am still excited every time we find a buyer ’their’ home. I don’t want that thrill to ever stop!”

“As Real Estate Professionals, we are not fortune tellers, but we are experienced agents who have done this for years. We study trends and know where the market is headed, even when others poo-poo us and then are then caught off guard when the inevitable begins to unfold,” said Detro about the current state of the real estate market in Indiana.

“The timing is always a bit different throughout the nation. Some states reflect changes a bit faster than others, but it all moves in cycles. Right now the real estate cycle is on the downswing,” she said.

“We see houses sitting on the market for a much longer time, prices are being reduced, and the multiple offers flood has subsided,” Detro said.

“In other words, there is a hint of returning to a more normal market. As we go through this period, just remember what every Default agent knows, ‘what goes up. must come down.’ Historically, the cycle changes approximately every 10 years.  So, hang on for the ride during this correction because it is coming. Meantime, we will continue to navigate this strange beast together.”

About Default Industry Leaders

Default Industry Leaders is a non-profit organization. Any proceeds from this book will be donated to charitable causes.

Features and benefits of DIL for Professionals:
•           Nationwide networking with the most experienced REO/Default Realtors at all conferences, gatherings, and events.
•           Several proprietary (in-house) networking events give you a chance to interact with REO vendors and decision-makers.
•           Exposure to our Agent Directory (which can also help your online SEO presence)
•           Interaction with REO/Default leaders on our website and Facebook Group.
•           Our website and Facebook page will give you the ability to stay on top of all breaking news related to REO/Default.
•           Help contribute to our many charitable causes to feed the hungry, help women’s shelters, donate to disaster-stricken areas, and take care of our soldiers.
Learn more about Default Industry Leaders.

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Adolfo & Andres Rodriguez with A/R Financial Group, Interviewed on the Influential Entrepreneurs Podcast Discussing How Social Security Claiming Impacts Retirement



Adolfo & Andres Rodriguez with A/R Financial Group, Interviewed on the Influential Entrepreneurs Podcast Discussing How Social Security Claiming Impacts Retirement

Published on September 16, 2022

Adolfo & Andres Rodriguez discuss their approach to helping clients create a savings plan that makes sense for a successful future. Social Security is a necessary part of a comprehensive retirement income strategy; there are important considerations before claiming early. Working with a financial professional is crucial in coordinating three types of benefits.

Listen to their podcast interview on the Business Innovators Radio Network 

Rodriguez says, “By combining the proper social security claiming strategy, the judicial use of annuities within qualified plans, a partial Roth conversion tactic, a properly structured Indexed Universal Life Insurance policy, and other financial instruments, a synergistic effect can be created. This approach could minimize exposure to market risk, assure the continuation of tax-efficient income, and significantly increase the after-tax amount received.”

Social Security is a crucial part of many people’s retirement planning. The Social Security Administration (SSA) estimates that about 60% of elderly Americans rely on Social Security for at least half of their income.

For most people, deciding when to claim Social Security benefits is one of the most important financial decisions they will make in retirement. The key to making the right decision is understanding how Social Security works and fits into an overall retirement plan.

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Here are some things to consider when making claiming decision:

Full Retirement Age

The full retirement age (FRA) is the age at which someone is eligible to receive full Social Security benefits. For people born between 1943 and 1954, FRA is 66. For those born in 1960 or later, FRA is 67. If they claim benefits before reaching FRA, their benefit will be reduced.

Life Expectancy

Life expectancy is an essential factor to consider when claiming Social Security benefits. Generally speaking, the longer someone is expected to live, the more advantageous it is to delay claiming benefits. This is because Social Security benefits are designed to replace a more significant portion of working income if they claim them later in life. For example, if they claim benefits at age 70 rather than 62, their benefit will be 28% higher. This can make a big difference in their overall retirement income.

Health Status

Health status is another critical factor to consider when making Social Security claiming decision. Generally speaking, the healthier someone is, the longer they can expect to live. If someone is in good health, waiting to claim Social Security benefits may be advantageous. On the other hand, if their health is not good and they don’t expect to live a long life, it may be better to claim benefits earlier. This is because they’ll want to maximize the time they spend receiving benefits.

The Bottom Line

Deciding when to claim Social Security benefits is a complex one. There are a lot of factors to consider, and there is no single right or wrong answer. The best thing you can do is to become educated about how Social Security works and how it fits into the overall retirement plan.

About  Adolfo & Andres Rodriguez

Adolfo Rodriguez became managing partner of the A/R Financial Group in 2005. With over 20 years of experience in the insurance and financial service industry, Adolfo Rodriguez has always focused on the unique needs and goals of the pre-retiree & retiree community. Adolfo Rodriguez and his team serve a select group of families to help build and maintain the retirement lifestyle they have worked so hard for and deserve.

Adolfo Rodriguez is a college graduate from the University of Houston Clear Lake and holds the following designations: Registered Financial Consultant (RFC), National Social Security Advisor (NSSA). He is a National Financial Planning Association member and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Adolfo Rodriguez created the “GRIP” a proprietary system that produces guaranteed income in retirement, and author of “My Retirement Rescue” book. Adolfo is currently the President of the non-profit organization Casa Cuba of Houston. Adolfo is a member of the board of the San Jacinto College Advisory Committee. Adolfo is a speaker for SOFA, a non-profit organization Society of Financial Awareness. He’s also Co-founder of Bio Energetic, with two pain management clinics in Las Vegas, Nevada, San Antonio, and opening one in Houston in 2022. Adolfo Rodriguez has been featured on many networks as a Social Security and retirement expert.

Adolfo Rodriguez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1966, and his parents were able to leave the communist island for a better life in 1968. Adolfo’s family was transplanted to Texas, where they lived all their life. Adolfo grew up in Pasadena from the age of 12 and has been here ever since. Adolfo learned from his father the value of hard work, honesty, and integrity. His father opened and operated his own business, and Adolfo inherited the business after his father’s death in 2016. Adolfo operates the accounting part of his father’s business as other family members run the business’s daily operations.

Adolfo Rodriguez married his wife Denise Rodriguez in 1992 and have two children, a son Andres and a daughter Alexa. Alexa graduated from the University of Houston and will be teaching and coaching in her old high school Andres, after playing basketball in college at Kansas on an Athletic Scholarship, has joined the firm as a junior advisor. Adolfo is a Shriner and enjoys volunteering at the hospitals located in Galveston. Adolfo is proud to be a Shriner and the work they do in the community. Adolfo enjoys spending time with his children and wife; they enjoy traveling and doing multiple outdoor activities in the great state of Texas. Adolfo and his wife Denise have their family roots in Texas, and Texas is the place they call home.

Andres Rodriguez is completing his Bachelor of Business degree at the University of Houston Clear Lake. In 2021, Andrés became  a Junior Partner with over 5 years of experience in the industry. His goal is to create a personalized plan for every client based on their current financial situation and future retirement goals. In addition to his licenses in Life and Health Insurance, Rodriguez continues to study so that he may obtain other licenses to serve his clients better.

Since he was a small child, Andres Rodriguez has lived in the Pasadena area. Growing up Andres learned about the financial industry from watching his father (current managing partner) run and grow AR Financial Group into what it is today. During this time, he learned the importance of hard work, which eventually led him to play collegiate basketball. The focus of his hard work has now shifted to helping his clients on a daily basis. Learning the process to make sure that clients can reach their financial goals consistently. Andres loves Texas and has no desire to move out this great state.

Andres loves dogs and enjoys spending time with his two grown German Shepherds “Lady and Ryan.” Andres enjoys exchanging stories with other dog owners he is always amazed how different dogs can be depending on the breed. He would love to be a breeder as a hobby later on in life.

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Merrit Strunk, President of Momentum Financial and Insurance Services LLC, Interviewed on Podcast Discussing Challenges in Planning a Successful Retirement



Merrit Strunk, President of Momentum Financial and Insurance Services LLC, Interviewed on Podcast Discussing Challenges in Planning a Successful Retirement

Published on September 16, 2022

Merrit Strunk discusses topics including:

  • Certain investment vehicles that used to be thought of as having good long-term returns may have changed.
  • Medicare does not cover Long Term Care costs
  • Having One Big Dollar figure for retirement is a misconception – we also recommend having a goal to generate tax-free income
  • The “Set it and forget it” asset allocation in a retirement portfolio is potentially a mistake.

Listen to the interview on the Business Innovators Radio Network:

According to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services study, 70% of people over 65 will need Long Term Care at some point in their lives.

As people age, they often require more medical care and assistance with activities of daily living. Long-term care is a type of care that helps people with these needs. Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover the costs of long-term care.

A few options are available to help pay for long-term care costs. One option is to purchase a long-term care insurance policy. This can be expensive, but it may cover some or all of the costs associated with long-term care. Another option is to use Medicaid. Medicaid will pay for some long-term care costs, but coverage varies by state.

Merrit says: ” Long-term care can be expensive, but there are ways to help offset the costs. There are various options available, but each has its own set of rules and limitations. It is essential to understand the costs and how they will be covered. Additionally, the set it and forget it mentality with investing for retirement can be a mistake! To help ensure your successful retirement, you must verify your financial portfolio allocations and risk thresholds periodically and consistently before and after retirement.”

Merrit is the host of the Retirement (UN) Broken Podcast and Radio show as well as author of the book “Your Retirement (UN)Broken: Your Retirement May Be Broken…You Just Don’t Know It – Yet”, in which he offers inspirational advice on how to enjoy life to its fullest. This insightful book teaches four reasons why so many people retire broke and stressed and how to change the future of retirement. Buy the book on Amazon

About Merrit Strunk

Merrit is an Investment Advisor Representative and Certified Financial Fiduciary™ (CFF). As both a published author and Radio Show personality, he has been a business leader all his life and is the creator of the “Momentum LifeYield Process™.” He has also traveled around the world speaking on Business, Marketing, Financial and Personal Achievement. Merrit has always been passionate about financial planning. This is precisely why he started Momentum Financial and Insurance Services LLC. Merrit is proud to be a fiduciary and the role he plays in helping his clients work towards better financial outcomes.

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Discussing his book “Your Retirement (UN)Broken”

Advisory services are offered through Momentum Financial and Insurance Services LLC, an Investment Advisor in the State of California. Insurance products and services are offered through Merrit Strunk, Independent Agent (CA Lic. #0L7510). Momentum Financial and Insurance Services LLC and Merrit Strunk, Independent Agent are affiliated entities.

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