Category Archives: Budgeting

Ep. 207: Change

This week on the Million Dollar Plan, we’re talking about change. Making a change, and following through with it can be hard. Making a financial change, and following through with it can be hard. Making any alteration in your day-to-day…

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Ep. 204: Kira

This week, we met Kira. Kira’s main concerns, in her own words: “My situation is a little unusual. My plan is to sell our house in the next year and move to Nashville, where my daughter lives. We plan to…

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Ep. 203: Credit cards, medical bills and more

This week, it’s a bit of a “gripey Old Man” Pete edition of The Million Dollar Plan. After over 160 flights and 13 weeks of travel, I’m finally home. We’ve been on a bit of a Petepourri kick, so we kept it…

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Conversations about money and college will be some of the most difficult, and important conversations a parent and their child have.

Originally seen in USA Today and The Indianapolis Star Just as millions of first-year college students matriculate for the first time, millions of parents stand ready to transition into a new stage of parental support and guidance. While teaching please…

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Ep. 198: Dr. Stella

This week, we meet Stella. Stella’s main concerns, in her own words: “I got a late start financially because I got a PhD, but I’ve educated myself a lot and am passionate about being in control of my finances. I’d…

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Ep. 197 Budgeting Basics

This week, we’re talking budgeting. Through the different online sites, apps and e-resources, setting a monthly budget can get lost in all the noise. We live in a world of convenience, but when it comes to budgeting–convenience is one of…

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Ep. 196: Mike, semi-retired and fully funded

Meet Mike. Mike’s main concerns, in his own words: “My wife and I are early retired, slightly, for a couple of years now. She was a stay at home mom and has been retired for decades. I now make six…

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When you do everything you are supposed to be doing, but you still can’t find inner peace, there’s more to the story.

Originally seen in USA Today and The Indianapolis Star  I received an email last week that’s stuck with me since I first read it. A successful business owner is struggling to find financial solace, despite his self-admitted stability. His family, friends and business partner can’t…

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