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Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

The Life-Changing Benefits of Practicing Gratitude


We all go through ups and downs, and it’s easy to focus on whatever is going wrong in our lives, but being stressed and worried all the time works against us. A negative mindset literally makes us dumber! But we can shift our attitude by appreciating what we do have going for us.

Today we have on new Dad Edge Alliance member, Dwayne. He came into the group at an all-time low. His marriage was in trouble, he was in debt, and he was depressed. As he began to target all aspects of his life in the alliance, he also adopted the habit of looking at all that was going right.

Within a few months, Dwayne made incredible progress. His marriage is in a good place, he paid off 6K in debt, and is smiling again. Discover the other life-changing benefits of practicing gratitude in this short episode!

 

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Budget for Your Goals Jesse Mecham

The Easy and Effective Way to Budget for Your Goals with Jesse Mecham


Do you wince when you hear the word budget? It’s about as painful as the words diet or jail, but if you don’t budget for your goals now, you will never be able to enjoy life to the fullest and neither will your family. The majority of families are living paycheck to paycheck. Minor emergencies quickly send most people into debt. It’s no wonder that money issues are the number one cause of divorce.

Jesse Mecham is our guest today. He is the founder of YNAB (You Need a Budget) and is here to share his no-nonsense takeaways that will help you effortlessly budget money for everything you need and want in life. This show will outline the easy and effective way to budget for your goals so that you can live with less stress and make the most of the money your work so hard for.

You can call (a budget) whatever you want. But at the end of the day, you’re just saying 'what do I want my money to do for me?'—Jesse Mecham, founder of @ynab #finance #familyfinance #savings #debt #debtfree #money Click To Tweet

'I wanted to be a little bit in people’s face about the fact that they need a budget.'—Jesse Mecham, founder of @YNAB #budget #dads #fathers #men #family Click To Tweet

Jesse Mecham

Jesse has been married for fifteen years and has six kids! That’s right, three boys and three girls. With this size of a family, it’s no surprise he is passionate about budgeting.

Back when Jesse was still in school before finishing his masters in accounting, he and his wife Julie struggled to get by. What gave them their solid foundation and a good trajectory was that they knew their non-negotiables. Julie’s was to stay at home and raise her children. Jesse’s was to never, ever borrow money.

Jesse knew that in order to finish school without borrowing any money, he’d need an extra $350 a month to cover expenses. This vision didn’t change for a while, but these first steps to helping people budget were the beginnings of what YNAB is today.

'Once we transform our effort and time into currency, we don’t give it the attention it deserves.'—Jesse Mecham, founder of @YNAB #business #finance #work #money #savings #budget Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • The ‘YNAB’ budgeting methodology
  • What it means to ‘give every dollar a job’
  • How to discover what your true expenses are
  • How to be proactive instead of reactive about money
  • How a following a budget reduces stress and benefits your health, work, and relationships
  • Why not having enough money is almost never an income issue
  • The wrong ways couples go about money
  • How to deal with a spouse who is resistant to a budget
  • Why checking your bank balance is a poor source of information on your financial situation
  • YNABs revolutionary budgeting app
  • How the YNAB app relieves dads from being the bad guy who always have to say ‘no’ to spending
  • How budgeting can end up being fun
  • The huge monetary rewards of budgeting
  • What’s next for YNAB
  • Jesse’s dadly advice as the father of six kids!

YNAB. You Need a Budget

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choosefi financial independence

ChooseFI: Stock Market, Tax, and Retirement Hacks with Brad Barrett

Money, money, money, money. Today, we’re talking money. Episodes on finances are always popular on The Dad Edge podcast so we know you’ll want to hear today’s guest.

Brad Barrett is the cohost of wildly popular podcast ChooseFI (Financial Independence). ChooseFI is a little over a year old and already has millions of downloads. The show has started a financial independence movement that is taking root and spreading across the globe.

The best part is that Brad Barrett is not going to bog us down with numbers and complicated strategies. Instead he gives us super simple, actionable tips that we can use today. He shares hacks on how to save more money, how to shield ourselves from taxes, and gives us specific funds to invest in to avoid the fees on our retirement that compound to massive amounts in the future.

Get off the couch and claim your financial independence!

Lose that hopelessness and take control of your life with Brad Barrett @choosefi #finance #finances #dads #men #fathers #stocks Click To Tweet

Financial Independence: ‘It’s about finding what lights you up and life.’ – Brad Barrett @choosefi #men #finance #money #financialindependence #family Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • How Brad and his wife planned their financial independence
  • How to step off the hamster wheel of money
  • How people are so overwhelmed by debt, they don’t even try to it pay off
  • What shift in mentality is necessary to achieve financial independence
  • Common family finance flaws: not having a goal, not being a team, spending to mask insecurities
  • Why it’s not so much the amount of money you make, but how you control your expenses
  • How to spend mindfully
  • Breaking up financial goals into smaller 15-20 year projects
  • The Financial Independence Equation – How much money will you need to reach financial independence?
  • How mutual funds can suck up a quarter of your retirement savings and how hiring a financial advisor to manage them can cost you half your money
  • The beauty of index funds
  • How to pay the least amount of tax possible
  • How to max out pre-tax buckets
  • Why the HSA (Health Savings Account) is a magic account
  • The ETFs and Index Funds you should be putting your money into now

'In the @chooseFI community, we control what we can control.' – Brad Barrett #finance #money #investment #retirement #financialindependence Click To Tweet


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Money Mindset

Changing Your Money Mindset

What does the word ‘budget’ bring to mind? It’s about as fun as the word ‘diet.’ We think of sacrifice. We think of depriving ourselves. We think of boredom. But what if you could change your money mindset so that living on a budget is something that you and your family can be passionate about?

It’s possible, and in this episode of Thursday Throwdown, we have one of our Dad Edge Alliance members on to tell us how he paid off a huge debt and how he and his family have changed their money mindset so that they enjoy budgeting for their financial goals together.

How to rethink a budget so that it’s not about what you can’t have, but what you will gain. #dads #men #fathers #finance #familygoals Click To Tweet

 


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THE DAD EDGE SUMMIT 2018

JUNE 7TH – 9TH – ST. LOUIS

Are you an extraordinary father looking to accelerate in all aspects of your life?
Are you looking to connect to like-minded Dads that want to come together to strengthen and grow in their abilities both personally and professionally?
The Dad Edge 2018 Summit (Live Event) will set you up to do exactly that.

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family financial success

6 Ways to Set-up Your Family for Financial Success

Talking about money with your spouse is always tricky. This is why we avoid it at all costs, but that only leads to more tension because spending issues go unresolved. But, when we come together with our spouses about finances, it’s a beautiful thing. We have more intimacy in the relationship and we are happier when we succeed in reaching financial and family goals together.

Today I’m going to highlight a discussion we had in the Dad Edge Alliance with financial guru and Your Income, Your Life author Jeff Bouwman, and share six ways we can have peaceful conversations about money, lifestyle, and spending habits.

1. Carry Cash

In our society, it seems crazy to carry cash, but you can reduce your spending by 12-20% by using cash for coffee, restaurants, or groceries. These little items you buy when you’re out and about sum up to the second largest expense to the house payment. If you pay for these items in cash you spend less because you question the purchase before you make it, and you won’t buy it unless you have the money in your wallet.

2. Create a Yearly Family Plan

Once a year, gather your family, sit down, and start talking about the things you want to do in the coming year. Create an annual goal for vacations and experiences. Estimate the cost for each one and prioritize it. Agree to save the money needed each month to fund each goal.

3. Talk to Your Spouse Like This

When you approach your spouse about spending, don’t put the spotlight on her. Recognize that the only spending behaviors you want to focus on are your own. We identify our own bad habits first and how we can change them. Then she will probably offer to find where she can improve as well.

4. Recognize Value

Although you are trying to save money, don’t scrimp on the things that are important to you. Spending money on things like filtered water, exercise equipment, gym memberships, or organic food is costly, but nothing is more important than your health and wellbeing. Investing in quality items intelligently will avoid costs in the decades to come.

5. Talk About Spending Before It has to Happen, and Not After

If appliances or electronics seem like they’re on their way out, prepare for it. Talk about the fact that you’re going to need to save money to replace them.

6. Look at Budget as a Forecast

Usually people don’t view a budget as a good thing. It’s important to be open and reward yourself. Spend some money that you saved and enjoy it once in a while.

 

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