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Ep 45: Down on Debt: Where Mindset Can Help Your Balance Sheet, with Tom Seeko

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In today’s episode of The Veterinary Business Success Show, we’re joined by Tom Seeko, a financial advisor, podcast host, and the Co-Founder of Florida Veterinary Advisors, who works with veterinarians and practice owners across the United States, helping them with the next step in their financial plan.

Tom’s focus within the Veterinary field started in 2014 and became approved to provide continuing education in the state of Florida in 2017. To reach more people, he became an approved RACE provider through the AAVSB in early 2018. Currently, Tom and his team are involved in several associations in the state of Florida, VetPartners, and the VBMA (Veterinary Business Management Association), which provides students in the Veterinary field with resources and access to professionals to help them with solid advice to jump-start their career.

In this episode, Tom Seeko talks about how you can make the right financial decision by stopping and taking a holistic look at the whole picture and the financial knowledge of the people who come to seek help at Florida Veterinary Advisors. He also shares some insights on the special mindset of owning a business and the biggest barrier to the veterinary community.

Episode Outline:

  • [00:00] Intro
  • [01:24] The kind of financial services and advice Tom Seeko gives to veterinary professionals
  • [05:21] The financial knowledge of the people who came to seek help at Florida Veterinary Advisors
  • [06:30] The reasons for planning
  • [07:41] Making the right financial decision by stopping and taking a holistic look at the whole picture
  • [10:26] The difference between a veterinarian’s financial knowledge and that of other professionals
  • [11:47] The biggest barrier to the veterinary community
  • [12:38] Focusing on the short-term and the long-term goal without getting overwhelmed
  • [12:55] The scarcity mindset versus a realistic view of tough decisions
  • [19:15] Ad break- learn more
  • [20:53] People are afraid of debt
  • [23:17] The resistance that people have to finances
  • [25:00] Practising ownership
  • [26:04] The unique mindset of owning a business
  • [31:23] The scary part for a lot of people wanting to be business owners
  • [32:36] Tips for other veterinarians

This podcast is intended for general public use. By providing this content, Park Avenue Securities LLC and your financial representative are not undertaking to provide investment advice or make a recommendation for a specific individual or situation, or otherwise act in a fiduciary capacity. Veterinary Business Success Show is not affiliated with or endorsed by PAS, Guardian, or Florida Veterinary Advisors, and the opinions stated are their own. Guardian and its subsidiaries do not issue or advise with regard to student loans. Tom is a Registered Representative and Financial Advisor of Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS). Securities products and advisory services are offered through PAS, member FINRA, SIPC. Financial Representative of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), New York, NY. PAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian. Florida Veterinary Advisors is not an affiliate or subsidiary of PAS or Guardian.  California Insurance License #0K79676. Florida Veterinary Advisors is not registered in any state or with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a Registered Investment Advisor.  The individuals associated with Florida Veterinary Advisors do not maintain specialized licenses or qualifications for the financial services provided to veterinary professionals. 2022-141088 Exp 7/24.

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