Todd Tresidder | The Best-selling Author and Hedge Fund Manager Shares How Much Money YOU Actually Need to Retire

Show Notes

Todd Tresidder has been featured on NPR, Forbes, The Huffington Post, & The Wall Street Journal. He shares; how he used the $100 strategy to land his early investors, how hedge funds work, & how much money you need to retire

  1. Yes, yes, yes and yes! Thrivetime Nation on today’s show we are interviewing a retirement planning expert who has been featured on NPR, Forbes, U.S. News, Investor’s Business Daily, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal and more. Todd Tresidder,  welcome onto the Thrivetime Show, how are you sir?!
  2. Todd Tresidder I know that you’ve had a ton of success at this point in your career, but I would love to start off at the bottom and the very beginning of your career. What was your life like growing up and where did you grow up?
  3. When did you first figure out what you wanted to do professionally?
  4. How did you start your first company? 
  5. How did you go about getting your first 10 customers?
  6. When did you first feel like you were truly beginning to gain traction with your career?
  7. Todd Tresidder, on your website it reads that you “created a Financial Mentor to give you a step-by-step blueprint for building wealth that actually works. More than 55,000 people have already used this blueprint to jumpstart their financial freedom.” I would love for you to walk us through your approach to creating a step-by-step blueprint for wealth building?
  8. Todd, where do most people get it wrong when it comes to financial planning?
  9. Todd, on your website you write, “Annuity – Annuities come in two flavors – good and bad. If you’re not sure which yours is, the differences are explained here. Learn all you need to know about annuities so you can protect your retirement savings and make the best decision for your situation.” What do you mean by this?
  10. Todd Tresidder, I would like to get your feedback on the best way that our listeners can avoid becoming the victim of investment fraud? 
  11. Todd, what are a few practical action steps that you believe that all of our listeners should take in order to have enough money to retire?
  12. Questions from Timothy Johnson Ophthalmologist – 
    1. You wrote a book The Leverage Equation. Most business owners think of leverage as debt that can be good or bad. But in your book you describe multiple types of leverage, most of which are only positive. Could you expand on the different types of leverage?
    2. Apparently you grew up with “a low self worth” and that drove you to start a hedge fund and make lots of money in 20s and 30s…what is that you typically find is at the core of what motivates super successful people?
    3. You seemed to have segments of life: hedge fund years, real estate investing business, then financial mentor. Did you intentionally go through different phases or was this more accidental?
    4. What mistakes do you commonly see entrepreneurs make with their personal finances?
    5. You retired at age 35. Do you have any warnings or suggestions based on things you didn’t expect from retiring early?
    6. You have several courses that you’ve created. If someone out there wants to take your course, how can they do that?
  13. What mentor has made the biggest impact on your career thus far?
  14. Todd Tresidder, on a practical level, you come across as a very proactive person. How do you organize the first four hours of each and every day?
  15. What is your favorite old school jam?
  16. What advice would you give the younger version of yourself?
  17. We find that most successful entrepreneurs tend to have idiosyncrasies that are 
  18. Todd Tresidder You’ve got the mic, what is one thing that you want to share with the Thrive Nation before you drop the mic?


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