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107 - Winning Financially is Simple

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Release Date: 02/03/2014

Meet Your Guide to the Student Loan Jungle: Travis Hornsby (Student Loan Planner) show art Meet Your Guide to the Student Loan Jungle: Travis Hornsby (Student Loan Planner)

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Travis Hornsby is passionate about student debt, especially helping people with lots of it find smart, effective pathways to pay it off. After a career as a bond trader, he turned his attention to building a service to help college graduates with large student debt loads navigate their way through the maze of repayment options, forgiveness programs, and tax complications that come with student loans.

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Behind the Scenes: YNAB Employees Tell Their Debt Stories show art Behind the Scenes: YNAB Employees Tell Their Debt Stories

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Jesse interviewed every employee at YNAB, asking them about a wide range of topics -- how they heard about YNAB, what they are working on in their roles, and their money struggles and successes. Today, you'll hear from a selection of YNAB employees discussing their debt struggles, how they came into debt, and how they have used the Four Rules to pay it off.

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James Clear: Building Good Habits and Breaking Bad Ones show art James Clear: Building Good Habits and Breaking Bad Ones

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Jesse invites the author behind one of his favorite books, Atomic Habits, to join the podcast and talk about what he learned about setting good habits, breaking bad ones, and developing environments and systems conducive to productive habits. As James says, the things you do and accomplish in life are essentially lagged indicators of your habits. So building good habits slowly, methodically, and thoughtfully can result in big rewards down the road.

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Dear College Student show art Dear College Student

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Are you a college student, or about to go to college? It's an exciting time of your life, but it can also be a very expensive time of your life too. It's possible to keep your spending under control, and have a lot of fun, but you're going to need a budget.

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Hannah Cole: Simplifying Taxes for Artists and Creative Professionals show art Hannah Cole: Simplifying Taxes for Artists and Creative Professionals

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Artist and tax professional Hannah Cole has a burning passion -- seeing art get made. And one thing she hates to see is artists being held back by money problems. After establishing herself as an artist in New York City, Hannah landed a job working for a design agency. There she learned she had a talent for communicating with both the creatives and management. Hannah went on to become a tax professional and open a tax service specializing in helping artists, creatives, and freelancers.

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You're Broke and Winning show art You're Broke and Winning

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Veteran YNAB'ers have a saying for what happens when you follow the four rules, budget, and have no money left over. They call it being "YNAB broke," and it's a badge of honor!

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A New Way to Pay for College? David Stackpole's Unique Strategy show art A New Way to Pay for College? David Stackpole's Unique Strategy

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

David Stackpole, wealth manager and Certified Financial Analyst (among other titles), joins the podcast to discuss his strategy for paying for the ever-growing cost of college. David points out that college tuition has increased nearly 1,400% since the 1970's, which amounts to a 6.4% annual inflation rate. With costs rising so dramatically and so steadily, many parents find it difficult to save enough for their children's college education. David has a unique strategy for dealing with this problem, however.

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EP09 Money Stories: Carol Kissinger Was EP09 Money Stories: Carol Kissinger Was "Bad At Money," Until She Found YNAB

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

In today's money story, Carol Kissinger tells her story of discovering YNAB after moving from America to Berlin. She had never been good with money, was indebted to her parents for years, and frequently argued with her husband about money. Moving to Berlin put new stress on her bank account, until she discovered YNAB. The Four Rules helped her put a simple framework around money and clarify what it was she was spending on.

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How to Be a Financial Grownup with Bobbi Rebell show art How to Be a Financial Grownup with Bobbi Rebell

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Personal finance journalist, news anchor, Certified Financial Planner, and now author, Bobbi Rebell explains what it means to be a "financial grownup." The essential part of being grown-up with your finances is realizing that it's no one else's responsibility to make a budget, put money in your retirement account, or educate yourself about financial terms and concepts. It's all up to you! Luckily, there is a wealth of easily accessible information that you can learn from, including Bobbi's own podcast.

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Uh, Are You Still Budgeting? show art Uh, Are You Still Budgeting?

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After receiving shocking financial news that credit card spending in 2021 is up over 20% compared to 2019, Jesse asks the question: are you still budgeting out there?

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