Category Archives: Saving

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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Ep. 189: Cassie is ready to walk the walk to a secure financial life.

Meet Cassie. Cassie’s main concerns, in her own words: I find managing money difficult, but over the past several years I’ve educated myself on financial responsibility and budgeting. I am quite proud of what I have accomplished–curbed my unnecessary spending…

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Ep. 188: Maybel, she’s got multiple next moves & is trying to find the best fit.

Meet Maybel. Maybel’s main concerns, in her own words: I am not sure WHAT to do next, or how to go about it.  When I left my previous employer, I became a contract worker and stopped contributing to retirement to build…

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Ep. 187 Freezing your credit: the what & how to’s.

In a special early week edition we’re focusing on how our data is handled, specifically with the credit data bureaus. In early September of 2017, one of the big three credit bureaus (Equifax) had a data breach causing potential reproductions…

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