I teach personal responsibility.
I teach that you shouldn’t buy things that you can’t objectively afford.
I teach that you should search for alternative funding sources, including ones that you don’t even know about, prior to taking on student loan debt.
I teach that communication will save your marriage. Whether you are beefing over money or something else, structured communication is the key.
I teach that you don’t have to make a ton of money to be a success.
I teach that you can give you and your family an amazing life, if you believe in yourself and your ability to be disciplined.
I teach that borrowing money from your family isn’t cool.
I teach that lending money to your family isn’t cool.
I teach that education can get you a better job, if you get the right education.
I teach that you should buy life insurance.
I teach that you have much more to do with your chances of being a financial success than you think.
This is what I teach.
I will stand by this. These teachings won’t be compromised.
Peter Dunn a.k.a. Pete the Planner® is an award-winning financial mind and a former comedian. He’s a USA TODAY columnist, author of ten books, and is the host of the popular radio show and podcast, The Pete the Planner Show. Pete is considered one of the foremost experts on financial wellness in the world, but he’s just as likely to talk your ear off about bass fishing.