Cosmic Cow Pie: Connecting the Dots


Managing Your Money! Times Have Changed.

Managing Your Money! Times Have Changed.

How many people do you know who have modified their spending behaviors in the past year? 

Just about everyone I know is working on their "Financial Fitness."

My next guest on Blogtalkrado is Peter Sorrells. Peter is the Author of, "100 Ways to Save and Grow Your Money: Financial Fitness for Regular People."

The show is sThursday, May 27, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. PDT

Peter Sorrells


Peter Sorrells holds eight patents and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree from  the University of Arizona.  He has held successful engineering, marketing and management positions in a half dozen high-technology companies.  An accomplished speaker and author, he teaches large and small groups on technical, business, financial, and biblical subjects.


Peter has experinced set backs from the real estate downturn and is reinventing himself using the ideas expressed in the book.  He has stayed in his home which now has an existing loan which is double what the home is worth.  He has let several properties go on short sales and is working diligently to stay above water as the economic tide rises. 


Living the money saving techniques identified in this book has given Peter the confidence to go forward sharing joy and love in his life.



Peter has some very creative ideas to help people adapt to the changing economy and save money. There are several sections on real estate and why it is important to continue to invest in real estate. Talking with Peter on the show and reading his book might be an interesting way to start conversation with potential buyers and sellers. 

To learn about how you can start saving and growing your money, tune into the show Thursday May 27, 2010 at 9:00am PST. You can listen online and join the chat room, or you can call in to (347) 994-1903. We would love to have a lively discussion on the state of the economy and how we can all save money.


Below is my recent review on this book at Amazon.

5.0 out  of 5 starsYou are going to like the way you feel!,
After reading this book I felt great about being able to save more money and knew the process would not hurt. Peter puts together in short chapters a formula that makes sense and will help any one learn to save money. I actually felt the love that Peter has for mankind and helping people come through every page. The book is a humble work to help survive in today's changing economy.

Peter Sorrells tells the reader they may be out of their comfort zone to create the discipline required to change old habits and start saving money. He describes money as a tool and like a hammer it can be used to build things or destroy property. The book describes the fact we have a choice in our actions with money and our choices will determine our savings plan. I have used the envelope concept for budgeting many times in "managing the mess" life throws out. It is a simple idea which even the youngest children can implement to help them learn to save.

This book is much more than a money saving blueprint. It goes into all facets of life planning to be able to connect the dots to create Financial Fitness. Read the book and feel the difference as you implement easy ideas to balance your budget.

Carra Riley Author, Cosmic Cow Pie...Connecting The Dots
Small business and Real Estate consultant.


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So set your reminder and don't miss this informative show!  Thursday May 27th 9:00 a.m. PDT.

Listen to the show and you will get some great ideas to share with buyers and sellers that will make them laugh and learn how to save money!

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Comment balloon 10 commentsCarra Riley & Declan Kenyon • May 25 2010 04:54AM


I always have time to learn about money management. Thanks for sharing the info.

Posted by Jay Schmitt, Gettysburg Real Estate Agent (Keller Williams Keystone Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi, Carra. You are absolutely right....everyone I know is managing their money these days!

 I used to go grocery shopping at Walmart, up and down the aisles, putting into my cart whatever I thought I needed and I paid by check. It was usually around $250. Then I started taking $200 in cash instead and I made much more judicious choices about what went into the was truly amazing.

I keep money in a safe deposit box and when I decide to buy something or do something, it's a pretty onerous process to retrieve the cash. I am always reluctant to see the supply diminish and it really makes me think long and hard about how bad I want to buy or do whatever it was that I thought I did.

I grew up in a household where, if you couldn't afford to pay for it, you weren't going to have it but, as I became an adult, credit was available and it was all too easy to run up those cards. Older and wiser now, I have had to re-train myself!

Posted by Leslie Helm, Real Estate For Trail Riders (Tennessee Recreational Properties) over 10 years ago



This looks very interesting, and most people only need a few good tips.



Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 10 years ago

Carra:  This book sounds like something anyone can benefit from.  The word SAVINGS has been avoided for too long.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 10 years ago

Carra:  A very valuable guest to have on your show, especially now.  Maybe if we all had listened and followed good financial sense and a savings plan ... we wouldn't be experiencing the hardships we are now.  You know how to pick great guests, Carra!!  (Shameless plug ... lol)


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 10 years ago

Howdy and evenin there Carra

Mybe I can take a break on Thursday, from the yard work I'm do-en here at home right now. Sure should be a mighty fine show to listen into.

Have a good one

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 10 years ago

Jay ~ it is a great book with EASY to implement ideas!

Leslie ~ I think MANY people have similar stories.. I call it the days that money grew on trees :)

Brian ~  you are right just using a couple will save money!

Chris Ann ~I do think everyone can use this book.. and saving should be back on the top of the list!

Gene ~ I do know how to pick great guests.. LIKE YOU! 

Dale ~ you know you can listen to these shows at anytime as they are recorded and you just go to the site and look for the show you would like to hear!  When are you coming on the show?


Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Now this sounds like a good program!

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 10 years ago

Carla ~ Love the new picture!  Great look in your eye!  Come join us he has some real estate stories to share as well! 

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

I'd love to know the definition of "regular people" in today's economy, even though it seems to be well on its way to recovery.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) over 10 years ago