Peter Dunn a.k.a. Pete the Planner is an award-winning comedian and an award-winning financial mind. He released his ﬁrst book, What Your Dad Never Taught You About Budgeting, in 2006 and is the host of the popular radio show The Pete the Planner show on 93 WIBC FM. Pete is also the resident Fox59 News personal finance expert, appearing at 8:15 a.m. EST every Wednesday. Pete was the mastermind behind 24 Hour News 8’s 60 Days to Change and has appeared regularly on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN Headline News and numerous nationally syndicated radio programs.
His second book, 60 Days to Change: A Daily How To Guide With Actionable Tips to Improve Your Financial Life was released in December of 2009. His third book Avoid Student Loans, was released in January 2012. Peter released the second edition of What Your Dad Never Taught You About Budgeting in July 2012.
Peter was named one of “Indy’s Best and Brightest” in ﬁnance in 2007 and media in 2009 by KPMG and was declared one of NUVO magazine’s “30 under 30 to Watch in the Arts” for comedy (back when he was young and funny). He won an Indiana Broadcasters’s Association Award in 2011 for the program he created, 500 Ways To Save. Peter was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by Hanover College in 2012.
When not wrapped up in writing or dabbling in broadcast, Pete the Planner enjoys cooking and spending time with his wife, Sarah, and his children Ollie and Teddy.
Pete realized that he wanted to deal with money when he was in his sixth grade math class. The teacher gave the class a stock market project, and Pete was hooked. He did terrible on the project, but it didn’t matter. He loved the way money affected people differently.
Pete, like many young people, went through a nasty day trading habit in college. He did well, but his nerves took a beating. Pete started giving financial advice to real clients when he was only 19. Pete eventually graduated (in 4 years, none of this 6 year junk), and went into the financial world full time.
Two years into “the real world” Pete started Advanced Planning Solutions, which he affectionately calls the “lamest name in the money world.” He has suffered through many of the challenges that other Gen Y-ers have. He has been through all the classics: spending a ton at his friends’ weddings, equating financial success to eating like a ravenous pig, and of course misusing the convenience that technology brings.
All in all, Pete knows what he is doing. He is not patronizing, nor judgmental. Pete understands the struggles of his generation, and is 100% committed to addressing them one slacker at a time.