You Need A Budget (YNAB)

Jesse is thinking about launching a separate podcast to discuss small business, internet marketing, and how you can use YNAB to manage your business cash flow, and he wants to know what you think!

 

Would you be interested in a business-focused podcast? What kind of topics would you like to hear about?

 

Email Jesse at podcast@youneedabudget.com and share your thoughts!

 

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Direct download: 403_A_Business_Podcast.mp3
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Jesse asks the most important question about your reasons for getting out of debt, saving money, and achieving your financial goals. Why?

 

Why do you do it? What's the reason behind the goals? If you could write a mission statement for your life, what would it say? Answering the simple question "Why?" might be the most important thing you do after you complete the blocking and tackling of paying off debt and building an emergency fund.

 

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Direct download: 402_Why.mp3
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"FI" is an acronym that has steadily grown in popularity over the last decade, though the concept is much older than that. It stands for financial independence -- some people call it early retirement (the longer acronym FIRE stands for financial independence, retire early) -- but the idea is simple. Live below your means, drastically increase your savings rate and accumulate enough wealth to "retire" or perhaps better said, until you can do what you want to do.

 

Time and savings rate are the key components of financial independence. What if you could save half of everything you make? What if you started doing that from the beginning? Jesse shares some lessons he's trying to instill in his kids as they take their first steps toward financial independence.

 

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Direct download: 401_Sowing_the_Seeds_of_FI.mp3
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It's common to set milestones for paying down debt. They're usually big, round numbers like $500, $1k, $5k, $10k. At the end of the day though, the goals are arbitrary. It's just a number, a stepping stone, toward the greater goal.

 

So if the day to day grind of fiscal responsibility is getting to you, change your milestones! Maybe it's $749, or $362.54. It's all arbitrary, right? Have fun with the game, and make it work for you. Set a new milestone -- whatever you like -- and celebrate when you reach that new number.

 

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Direct download: 400_Arbitrary_Milestones.mp3
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