All posts by Pete the Planner®

Ep. 128: Fresh Starts

Topic: Fresh Starts Special Guest: Marc Williams, A.K.A. Mr. Kinetik, A.K.A. Mr. K This week I talk Fresh Starts for the new year with my friend Mark Williams. Financial goals—how do we make them and how do we keep them?…

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Ep. 125: Renae just had a giant income increase and needs help budgeting

M$D: 7/11/2062 Meet Renae Age: 28 Renae’s main concerns, in her words: Took my time to get into college, graduated undergrads in graphic design in 2013. Got pregnant. Took any work possible. Landed a decent 30k salary/benefits job that I enjoy. Earned $7,800 additional in…

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Ep. 121: Joey’s income went up and his margins shrunk

M$D: N/A Meet Joey Age: 26 Joey’s main concerns, in his words: I used to be a budgeting boss but now that I am the boss I’m a lifestyle creep – maybe. It felt easier to budget and handle money when our income was modest…

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Ep. 119: Monica is your financial role model

M$D: 8/5/2028 Meet Monica Age: 26 Monica’s main concerns, in her words: My income isn’t crazy high (active duty military), but I’m able to save  and invest 50-60% of my take-home pay depending on the month, while feeling that I live a pretty high quality…

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Ep. 118: Patience

Topic: Patience Housing Patience Until you have a downpayment Until you prove you can save money Until you have an emergency fund Until you can afford the 15 yr mortgage Until you can afford a house which you’ll be able…

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