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Simple Fiscal

Simple Fiscal

By Alex Hubenthal
Helping Small Businesses Scale to 7 Figures a Year

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Sharing finances with your partner | S02E11

Simple Fiscal

Sharing finances with your partner | S02E11
In this episode, Alex and Declan discuss the importance of sharing financial goals, obstacles, and planning with your partner. Learn more at  The Simple Fiscal Method is now out on Amazon!
July 18, 2022
Knowing when to quit | S02E10
Declan shares a unique entrepreneurial take about knowing when to quit. Together, Alex and Declan discuss sunk costs versus opportunity costs, self-awareness, and the power of knowing when it's time to move on. Learn more at
July 05, 2022
Eating crow | S02E09
Alex and Declan talk about the difficult early years of being an entrepreneur and starting your own business. Together they share their own stories and how they overcame their struggles to get their businesses where they are today. Learn more at
June 21, 2022
How would you use $1,000 to start a business? | S02E08
If you had $1,000 to start a business, how would you use it? Would you invest in knowledge? Acquire new skills? Purchase software? Alex and Declan break down exactly what they would do if they found themselves in this hypothetical situation. Learn more at
May 16, 2022
Big announcement! | S02E07
Simple Fiscal is expanding to the metaverse! Just kidding. We are, however, expanding by launching a community of small business owners and budding entrepreneurs. More info coming soon! Learn more at
May 02, 2022
Don't quit your job just yet! | S02E06
Alex and Declan share their experiences transition from traditional 9-to-5s and into the world of entrepreneurship. Their advice? Don't be so eager to quit your job just yet. Build a "5-to-9" instead. Book time with Alex:
March 23, 2022
Boundaries in business | S02E05
Do you ever have clients who seem to overstep? In this episode, Alex and Declan sit down to discuss why boundaries in business are essential, how to establish boundaries and expectations, and learning to say "no". Learn more at
March 08, 2022
Lifelong learning | S02E04
Alex and Declan step out of "Fianceland" and into the real world as they share their thoughts about lifelong learning and the need to "forge your own path" on your way to a life of financial security.  Learn more at
February 23, 2022
The importance of consistency in business | S02E03
As our economy shifts towards remote work and self-employment, consistency will play a bigger role in helping people grow and learn in the business space. Alex and Declan talk about the importance of consistency in their 5+ years of entrepreneurship. Booking link with Alex:
February 14, 2022
Yearly goal setting | S02E02
In this episode, Alex and Declan discuss the importance of yearly goal setting for your small business.  Learn more at
January 24, 2022
How to take your business online | S02E01
A website is much more than a fancy business card. Creating an online presence is a chance to educate your customers, give value, and build trust. Listen in as Alex and Declan talk about how to take your business online (the right way). "The rules change but the principles stay the same." Inspo for podcast: Learn more:
January 14, 2022
Talk to your accountant (before the year ends)! | S01E20
It's almost year-end, which means time is running out for you to talk to your accountant about tax-saving strategies still available before the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve. Listen to Alex and Declan as they share important talking points to bring up with your accountant and questions you should be asking. Learn more at:
December 15, 2021
Improve your invoicing game | S01E19
Invoicing clients might seem like just another admin task to deal with, but in reality, it's one of the most important elements of your business. Alex and Declan sit down to discuss their invoicing strategy and tips on how to keep your clients happy (and paying!). Learn more at
November 22, 2021
Three common mistakes to avoid when starting a new business | S01E18
When that new business idea takes hold and it's all you can think about, don't forget to make sure you're setting yourself up for success by avoiding these three common pitfalls. Learn more:
November 15, 2021
Tax strategies you probably weren't aware of | S01E17
Saving money on taxes may seem confusing, so Alex and Declan break down simple strategies you can use before the fiscal year is up. If you'd like to download a copy of the tax-savings strategy workbook mentioned in the episode, you can do so here:
October 26, 2021
Self-employment taxes explained |S01E16
Don't get caught flabbergasted by next year's tax bill if you are self-employed and haven't been paying your estimated quarterly taxes. That's right, even if you have a full-time job and earn a side hustle income, the IRS still requires you to cough up their share. In this week's episode, Alex and Declan share everything you need to know about self-employment taxes. Learn more at
September 30, 2021
What affects individual taxes? | S01E15
Alex and Declan sit down to talk about all the different things that affect how much you pay in taxes. From earned income to child tax credit, they tackle it all. Learn more at
September 20, 2021
Good Debt vs. Bad Debt | S01E14
Alex and Declan sit down with Michael O'Keefe who breaks down the difference between good debt and bad debt. Learn more at
September 14, 2021
How to get out of debt | S01E13
Debt is not fun, just ask Declan who spent 16 months paying off over $33,000 worth of it. In this episode, Alex and Declan talk about getting out of debt strategies, their experience with debt, and ideas to keep you motivated during the process. Helpful links:
September 07, 2021
Rent vs Buy: What's the go/no-go on home ownership? | S01E12
It's a hotly debated topic: when does it make financial sense to buy a home versus renting a place? Alex and Declan sit down with Mike O'Keefe who breaks down the go/no-go formula everyone should use to determine whether buying a home is right for them. Learn more at
August 06, 2021
Hacking Credit Card Rewards Programs—An Interview with Eli Facenda | S01E11
Alex and Declan sit down with Eli Facenda who's been helping entrepreneurs and small business owners hack the world of credit cards and get the most from their rewards programs. Listen in as Eli shares his best tips and recommendations! Find Eli on Instagram @elitravelguy and learn more at
July 29, 2021
Is Bitcoin the currency of the future? - Part 2 | S01E10
Is Bitcoin the currency of the future? Declan and Alex discuss what would it take for cryptocurrency to become a global currency. Learn more at
July 17, 2021
Is Bitcoin the currency of the future? - Part 1 | S01E09
Is Bitcoin the currency of the future? Declan and Alex discuss their thoughts. Learn more at
June 28, 2021
The No-Nonsense Guide to Budgeting | S01E08
On January 1, 2020 Declan faced over $33,000 worth of debt and vowed to do something about it. In this week’s episode, Declan and Alex sit down and discuss the importance of personal budgeting and how after 16 month’s worth of budgeting Declan was able to eliminate all of his debt. Declan shares his favorite budgeting tool (You Need A Budget) as well as tips and suggestions on how to get started. Read more:
June 16, 2021
Unpacking all things life insurance | S01E07
In this week’s episode, we sit down with Eric Roukey, CEO and Chief Financial Strategist of PCG Financial Services, who was kind enough to give us a detailed breakdown of all things life insurance. Read more: 
May 31, 2021
Stephen Warley is teaching teens how to start a business | S01E06
Stephen Warley has been self-employed long before it was even cool. Now, he's giving back and teaching teens how to start a business. In this week's podcast, we sit down with Stephen—founder of—to unpack his entrepreneurial philosophies and ask him questions like: What financial skills do young entrepreneurs lack the most? What's the most important financial skill young entrepreneurs should master to be successful in business? And, if he were to create a new curriculum for a "13th" year of school, what classes would he include? Learn more about Stephen's Summer Startup program here.
May 26, 2021
The "Magic" of Masterminds | S01E05
In an ambiguous career environment, without traditional “role models” — those found in typical hierarchically structured careers — finding the support to navigate the unsteady entrepreneurial waters is hard to come by. But that doesn’t mean support isn’t there. For the past five years, Alex, Declan, Todd, and Kyle have met weekly to hold each other accountable, build deeper networks, uncover opportunities, and overall provide a safe and non-judgmental space to solve problems. I this week's episode, we unpack what has made our seemingly normal Mastermind group into a transformative tool for both our personal and business lives. Learn more about our story here:
May 18, 2021
What if your client wants to pay in Bitcoin? | S01E04
It might happen sooner rather than later. You'll get asked the question: "Can I pay you in Bitcoin?" As a digital entrepreneur, you might scoff at the notion that a currency that didn't exist when you were born is now being offered as a form of payment for your services. Nevertheless, the time is coming when more digital entrepreneurs expand their services beyond the physical borders of the US of A and into the borderless realm of the interwebs. With limited country-to-country payment options and exorbitant bank fees, getting paid through conventional means is becoming less attractive compared to the secure, anonymous, peer-to-peer payment method that is cryptocurrency. So, should you say "yes"? If so, what does that mean for you and your business. In this podcast, Declan and Alex talk tax implications and much more.
May 06, 2021
Let's talk about debt | S01E03
Knives are dangerous but when wielded in a safe and responsible manner they can become quite effective (have you ever tried cutting a mango without a knife?). Like knives, debt should be approached carefully. In this podcast, we’ll explore what exactly debt is, the difference between good and bad debt, and what to consider as a business operator. Learn more at
April 22, 2021
Button up your business finances | S01E02
Alex and Declan discuss what financial literacy looks like for new entrepreneurs and freelancers. Together, they discuss how entrepreneurs and freelancers can set themselves up for financial success, understand relevant financial documents, and what habits are essential to business. Learn more at
April 03, 2021
The Case for S-Corp Election for Digital Entrepreneurs | S01E01
You have courses to conduct, content to create, and clients to consult, the last thing on your mind as a Digital Entrepreneur is your tax burden. In this episode, Declan and Alex discuss why S-Corps are so important and how they will save you money on your taxes over the long run.
March 22, 2021