Category Archives: Saving

Ep. 206: Becky

Meet Becky. Becky’s main concerns, in her own words: “I am retired and live well within my means.  I’m hooked on saving money and have excellent credit. My main financial focus is eliminating all outstanding debt (I have a car…

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Ep. 201: Frank is changing his mindset and taking control of his financial life.

This week, we met Frank. Frank’s main concerns, in his own words: “I’m in about $22,000 worth of debt between personal and credit card loans. My wife and I are expecting baby number two very soon and I need to…

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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. 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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Ep. 192: Olivia is trying to pay off her past and fund her future.

Meet, Olivia. Olivia’s main concerns, in her own words: “I wasn’t a credit wizard in my early 20’s and early 30’s. It took a lot of hard knocks to show me the light. Now I have seen said light, and…

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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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Ep. 191: Wendy is funding a Midwest present, preparing for a West Coast future.

Meet Wendy. Wendy’s main concerns, in her own words:  If we were to stay in the Midwest in our current jobs, I wouldn’t be worried about our financial future at all. However, my husband, who is active duty military, is…

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