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107 - Winning Financially is Simple

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Release Date: 02/03/2014

Own the Muddy Parts of Your Story with Mary Marantz show art Own the Muddy Parts of Your Story with Mary Marantz

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Jesse chats with author Mary Marantz about her book Dirt, the story of her life journey growing up in poor, rural West Virginia to eventually attending Yale Law. Mary grew up with a strong, hard working father who instilled in her a vigorous work ethic and a love for her hometown. Dirt is the story of Mary reckoning with the good and bad of her upbringing, and how it shaped her into the woman she is today.

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Student Loans Are Frozen, But You Are Not show art Student Loans Are Frozen, But You Are Not

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Student loan payments have been frozen for several months due to COVID-19, but that doesn't mean your budget has to be frozen. Jesse strategizes ways for you to address student loans during the grace period.

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How Does She Do It? Managing Time in a Busy Life | Laura Vanderkam & Sarah Hart-Unger show art How Does She Do It? Managing Time in a Busy Life | Laura Vanderkam & Sarah Hart-Unger

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Jesse chats with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger, two time management experts and the hosts of the Best of Both Worlds Podcast, a show all about balancing busy lives and careers.  Sarah is a pediatric endocrinologist while Laura is a writer (and author of I Know How She Does It), and both of them are also busy mothers. While they approach the challenges of time management with different strategies, they are both experts in making things fit in a busy life without getting burned out.

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How to Go From Two Incomes to One show art How to Go From Two Incomes to One

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Whether it's because of changing careers, preparing for a child, or some other life event, you and your partner may need to downsize from two incomes to one. This has a major impact to your budget! But, with some planning, you can make a smooth transition. The easiest way, Jesse says, is to live on a single income before actually losing the second income.

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What Does College Really Cost? Ron Lieber Explains show art What Does College Really Cost? Ron Lieber Explains

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

New York Times columnist and bestselling author Ron Lieber joins the podcast for a frank discussion about the ever rising cost of college and whether it's even a good idea for young people today. Evaluating the true cost of college, as it turns out, is essentially a budgeting exercise. There's the sticker price for tuition and room and board, but the real analysis lies in examining the hidden costs, as well as the hidden benefits. Ron Lieber helps us break those down and demystify the college problem.

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How to Time a Home Purchase show art How to Time a Home Purchase

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Buying a house is a stressful experience, especially in the current market where low supply and high demand have pushed prices up and up. Naturally, house shoppers worry about overpaying for a house, or whether they've overpaid for a house they've already bought. We'd all like to perfectly time the market and buy at the lowest possible point, but it's very difficult to do.

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Budgeting and... Nutrition? How The Four Rules Can Improve Your Eating Habits with Kali Langevin show art Budgeting and... Nutrition? How The Four Rules Can Improve Your Eating Habits with Kali Langevin

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

What does budgeting have to do with nutrition? A lot, actually, explains Kali Langevin, a nutritionist and Registered Dietitian who has spent 16 years working with athletes in United States Soccer Federation. Kali is also a long time YNAB user, and joins the podcast to explain how the Four Rules can be applied to nutrition.

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EP05 Money Stories: From $30k Debt to EP05 Money Stories: From $30k Debt to "CoastFI" with Diania Merriam

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

This week's Money Story comes from the vivacious Diania Merriam, founder of the EconoMe Conference which brings together speakers in the FIRE movement (Financial Independence, Retire Early). After finding herself working for a decent salary in NYC but falling deeper into debt, Diania decided to pull her head out of the financial sand and figure out where her finances stood. Around the same time, a friend introduced her to the Mr. Money Mustache blog and the concept of FIRE.

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The ONE Thing Keeping You from Reaching Your Goals with Geoff Woods show art The ONE Thing Keeping You from Reaching Your Goals with Geoff Woods

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Jesse chats with Geoff Woods, President of ProduKtive, the training company behind the bestselling book The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. After leaving a high-stress and ultimately unfulfilling job in medical device sales, Geoff set out to surround himself with successful mentors. He immersed himself in the philosophy of the "one thing," the concept of relentlessly pursuing the single most impactful thing you can do in your day, and arranging your schedule to accomplish that thing first.

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Optimizing Your Car Budget... Not Really show art Optimizing Your Car Budget... Not Really

You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Jesse attempts to give some advice on purchasing a car... before admitting that he has no advice to give! Well, maybe a bit of advice. Jesse reminds us that optimizing your budget involves optimizing for YOUR needs and wants. Jesse chooses to lease a Tesla to drive around in, because he wanted to have as little headaches with car maintenance as possible. That's important to him today, but ten years ago his needs and wants were totally different!

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