All posts by Brianna Harting

Ep. 153: The Turn Around

I’m dedicating this entire episode to Barb! Barb, a wonderful audience member from a speech I gave last week in Michigan, asked the best question I’ve heard in years. What do you do when, 10 to 15 years from retiring,…

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Ep. 152: Kendall has a child with special needs and wants to plan for the future

M$D: April 29, 2047 Meet Kendall. Kendall’s main concerns, in her words:  We have a daughter with autism that we’re anticipating needing to care for the rest of our lives. Waiting for the state to set up ABLE account for…

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Ep. 151: Mailbag

This week, I dig into more of your questions. These are the ones I tackle: “Hello Pete, I’m a 23-year-old and I work as a chemist making $50,000 a year. I’m currently contributing 6% to my employer-sponsored Roth 401(k) and maxing…

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Ep. 150: Renee has a new baby and some extra money at the end of the month…can she avoid lifestyle creep?

M$D: January 22, 2039 Meet Renee. Renee’s main concerns, in her words:  I feel like we have all of the pieces but I’m not sure how to prioritize.  My husband and I will probably gross around $85-$89k this year (ballparking numbers…

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Ep. 149: College Financial Literacy

This week, I talked with Phil Schuman, Director of Financial Literacy at Indiana University. Phil and I have been working together since last fall on a project to increase college financial literacy. The program, called Money Smarts U, is through…

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Ep. 148: CJ had a late start to his career, but his profession makes it less stressful than you’d think

M$D: October 10, 2041 Meet CJ. CJ’s main concerns, in his words:  We are an early 30’s married couple that is looking to have kids soon.  We have a house, but we are looking to upgrade that in the next few…

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