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The Importance of Sobriety with Matthew Sullivan (Ep. 91)



The pathway to sobriety from drugs and alcohol isn’t a linear one. There is potential to have many ups and downs. 

And here’s where treatment facilities like the American Treatment Network help individuals get sober to become functioning members of society.

In this release of The Truth About Wealth, John and Michael Parise welcome their returning guest, Matthew Sullivan, the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the American Treatment Network. Matthew is back to unpack how his team measures sobriety success for patients while detailing everything you need to know about the timeline of patient treatment at his facility.

Matthew discusses:

  • The role of sobriety rates when measuring patient success
  • The treatment options available at the American Treatment Network
  • The cost of medical care without a health plan
  • The number of patients that return for treatment after relapsing
  • And more!

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About Our Guest: 

Matthew Sullivan is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of American Treatment Network and a current board member of 1Drop Diagnostics. He is an accomplished commercial executive and entrepreneur that has developed and led strategies that have changed current medical practice throughout his career. He has been an integral part of scaling and leading high-growth organizations that have created over 1 billion dollars of shareholder value while redefining the standard of care in medical treatments.




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Drug Abuse and the Importance of Taking Action with Matthew Sullivan (Ep. 90)



It’s no secret that drug abuse can have harmful consequences for addicts and their families.

Hence, it’s crucial to take action and work alongside experts who know what steps to take.

In this episode, John and Michael Parise sit down with the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the American Treatment Network, Matthew Sullivan. Together they unveil the effects of drug abuse and opioid overdose while detailing how this problem impacts families regardless of their socioeconomic status. Matthew also comments how the American Treatment Network has specialists from different fields to achieve sustainable sobriety.

Matthew discusses:

  • How he got involved in drug addiction treatment and how the American Treatment Network is committed to helping individuals with substance dependency 
  • The differences in opioid consumption between Europe and the United States
  • The reality of marijuana in younger populations
  • What are co-occurring diseases, and reasons they more prevalent among narcotic addicts
  • How substance addiction impacts middle and upper-class families
  • And more!

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About Our Guest: 

Matthew Sullivan is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of American Treatment Network and a current board member of 1Drop Diagnostics. He is an accomplished commercial executive and entrepreneur that has developed and led strategies that have changed current medical practice throughout his career. He has been an integral part of scaling and leading high-growth organizations that have created over 1 billion dollars of shareholder value while redefining the standard of care in medical treatments.




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Four Must-Know Mindset Shifts — Part 2 with Aprajita Anand (Ep. 89)



Having access to tremendous wealth can’t help you control the uncontrollable.

Whether it’s the COVID-19 pandemic or the stock market crash, there are things in life that we have no control over. However, you can change the way you think about problems out of your control. 

This week, John and Michael Parise welcome their returning guest and learning specialist, Aprajita Anand. This time, Aprajita unpacks the four mindset shifts she uses to help and support the girls, children, and families she works with.

Aprajita discusses:

  • How to help youth shift from an external to an internal sense of control
  • Shifting from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset
  • What you should know about extrinsic and intrinsic motivation
  • How socioeconomic circumstances impact families and children and their approach to handling and transferring wealth
  • How mindset shifts can reinforce our learning and growing ability
  • And more!

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About  Our Guest:

Aprajita Anand is a learning specialist based in New York City. She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Art History, a minor in visual arts, and took advanced courses in science and math. She has over a decade of experience working as a private tutor and coach and feels passionate about helping her students.

She works with a limited number of families each academic year, and propels her students to succeed, from elementary school to college, graduate school, and beyond.

Aprajita has a track record of increasing her student’s academic success (e.g. writing, math/science, test preparation); social and cognitive development (e.g. intrinsic love of learning, self-efficacy, confidence); and personal development (e.g. personal life plan, ethical code, leadership development). Her students get on a dramatically better trajectory for lifetime success.




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The Emotional Connection To Generational Wealth with Aprajita Anand (Ep. 88)



We’ve all heard the phrase “money can’t buy happiness.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has made the relationship between money and happiness more daunting and adding social media to the mix only complicates the matter.

In this episode of the Trust About Wealth, John and Michael Parise sit down with learning specialist Aprajita Anand. Known as the “Teen Whisperer” to her clients, Aprajita unpacks the empowering and enabling side of money while detailing how the pandemic and social media have impacted families and children. 

Aprajita discusses:

  • Why money can’t cure all problems
  • Ways wealth can impact the relationship we have with our children
  • How the pandemic has affected the way families handle their wealth 
  • The role of parents when it comes to handling and controlling social media
  • The impact of remote learning on children’s social media use
  • The value of resources for families and children 
  • And more!

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About Our Guest: 

Aprajita Anand is a learning specialist based in New York City. She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Art History, a minor in visual arts, and took advanced courses in science and math. She has over a decade of experience working as a private tutor and coach and feels passionate about helping her students.

She works with a limited number of families each academic year, and propels her students to succeed, from elementary school to college, graduate school, and beyond.

Aprajita has a track record of increasing her student’s academic success (e.g. writing, math/science, test preparation); social and cognitive development (e.g. intrinsic love of learning, self-efficacy, confidence); and personal development (e.g. personal life plan, ethical code, leadership development). Her students get on a dramatically better trajectory for lifetime success.


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Looking To Sell Your Business? Here Are Your Options (Ep. 84)



So you’re looking to sell your business.

Remember, you can’t spell succession without success.

In this episode of The Truth About Wealth, John and Michael Parise cover all the options you have when selling your business. John and Michael detail how to determine the right time, the timelines you should follow, and the pros and cons you should consider when looking to sell a family business. 

John and Michael discuss:

  • The importance of having a succession plan for your business
  • The value of leadership and generational family conversations when you’re looking to sell your business
  • How to determine if it’s viable to keep your family business
  • The truth about selling your company to a strategic purchaser or a competitor
  • What are the benefits of selling your business to your management team
  • What you should know about employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) and how they can help your succession
  • And more!

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Learn How To Allocate Your Assets To Meet Goals (Ep.83)



Do you know what to do when the markets are saturated?

A good idea is to reallocate your assets to protect your investment portfolio.

This week, John and Michael Parise go back to basics with a conversation on asset classes. They categorize them while explaining what to do with them, what to expect from them, and how to protect them.

John and Michael discuss:

  • How CDs work
  • What are the pros and cons of bonds
  • Stock investing and when you should buy into the market
  • Real estate as a wealth-producing asset
  • The truth about investing in gold, silver, and commodities to balance out stresses in the market
  • And more!

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60. The Generational Impact Of The SECURE Act — Part One



A recent provision to the SECURE Act could have major implications on how qualified plans, including your IRA, 401(k) and 403(b), are inherited by your children. It’s important that you understand the ramifications of this provision in order to protect your wealth.

In this episode, John and Michael Parise discuss these new provisions of the SECURE Act. They reveal the problems you could face if you don’t prepare properly and the importance of taking future generations into consideration when you’re developing your plan.

John and Michael discuss:

  • What the SECURE Act is and how new provisions may impact your plan
  • How to recognize when you may have a problem with your plans—and how to fix it
  • How your children could be taxed if you don’t take the SECURE Act into account
  • And more!

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Episode 54 – Annuities as a Helpful Income Planning Tool – With Michael R. Harris, CFP®, ChFC



The Alliance For Lifetime Income’s Michael R. Harris is all about helping YOU address the risk of outliving your retirement income.

In this episode, John and Michael Parise speak with Mike Harris to discover everything Mike has to say about annuities, and how to creatively use them within your income planning. 

You will learn:

  • An investor-related definition of annuities
  • Why it is so important to plan for retirement-related income streams
  • The pros and cons of a traditional annuitization
  • What does the general public think of annuities: Research done by The Alliance For Lifetime Income 
  • How advisors and clients can approach annuity discussions, cost and value-wise 
  • And more!

No matter if it’s an investment or annuity – they all need planning.  Listen in to find out why!

Resources: Copper Beech Financial Group | (856) 988-8300 | Michael R. Harris, CFP, ChFC | The Alliance for Lifetime Income | Cited Source: Risky Business: Living Longer Without Income for Life | Cited Source: CBS News: How to estimate your lifetime retirement paycheck


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Episode 53 – A Discussion on Business And Family Leadership – With Guest Robert Brown



Strong leadership is crucial for generational wealth and business transfer.

In this episode, John and Michael Parise sit down with their first client guest, CEO and president of American Asphalt Company, Robert Brown. Robert draws from his own business experience and journey to discuss the importance of sharing leadership values and training with the next generation to continue achieving success once the business is passed down. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How and when leadership became a core and philosophical concept for Robert 
  • Lessons Robert learned while becoming a business leader 
  • Tips how to pick the next leader in the family
  • Trust, communication and professional leadership training: How to be a great coach to employees
  • How Copper Beech has helped Robert establish buy-sell agreements for his own firm 
  • And more!

Tune in today to discover how leadership can help you achieve personal and generational business success! 

Resources: Copper Beech Financial Group | (856) 988-8300 | American Asphalt Company | Robert Brown

 


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Episode 50 – How Future Generations Can Maintain Their Family’s 100-Year Vision – Part 2



Are you in your family’s second or third generation, and interested in learning how to carry on your family’s wealth?

In part two of this two part series, John and Michael Parise discuss different considerations second and third generations must have when handling their family’s wealth, highlighting the importance of effective communication and data organization. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The role of the second generation in passing down family wealth 
  • Legacy letters and mission statements as generational roadmaps 
  • How culture shift impacts generational wealth  
  • How having a “beginner’s mind” can help when building a family’s future 
  • Easy ways to involve later generations in the family’s wealth 
  • And more!

Listen today to find out the role of the second and third generations when handling and passing down family revenue!

Resources: Copper Beech Financial Group | (856) 988-8300 | John Parise | Michael Parise | Creating and Building a 100-Year Family Vision (Part One)