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Positive Fatherhood with Roger Mathews


Today we have a celebrity guest, Roger Mathews from the Jersey Shore. He was JWoww’s boyfriend in the show, and they got married and had two kids. They are now divorced, and Roger only gets to be with his children 50% of the time, but that doesn’t stop him from being a 100% dad. What you’re going to hear today about his take on fatherhood is going to surprise you.

Roger Mathews talks about his upbringing and the amazing connection he has with his father. He talks about the lessons in money management he will pass on to his kids, and how he manages their screen time. He gets real about dealing with a special needs child. Most important of all, Roger talks about focusing on the positive in fatherhood and trying to put good things into the world in spite of the chaos that is happening right now.

What You’ll Learn

[20:00]

Before becoming a father, Roger already had an experience of what a great dad is. Roger says that he’s very close to his father and they have a special bond between them.

He describes his dad to be soft-spoken and he would rarely punish his children for doing anything wrong. It was generally his mom who did the heavy lifting.

Here are a few important lessons Roger learned from his dad:

  1. Financial literacy: There was one quote his dad said about finance: “if you can’t pay for something you, you probably don’t deserve it.” Roger says that he himself uses his dad’s quotes to teach his children.
  2. Another quote that Roger remembers, “There’s nothing in this world you can do to extend your time on earth, but there’s a lot of things you can do to shorten it.” This taught Roger early on how crucial his life is and how important it is to protect it.
  3. His dad was a spiritual person and Roger talks about a lot of other quotes that helped him navigate through life with a spiritual perspective.

[30:30]

Coming to Roger as a dad, he’s a proud father of a 4 and a 6-year-old. 

He’s very adventurous and loves to go out whenever he sees a moment. He also encourages his kids to go out.

Roger explains that before getting kids, his life was more “selfish” but after having them, he lives for his kids.

[43:27]

Later in the interview, Roger was asked how be a dad to a special needs child.

Roger says that this is the most common question he gets, and honestly, every child is different. How he treats his child is probably not the best way you should treat yours.

His son, Grayson is diagnosed with autism. Roger says he does everything that needs to be done. His son takes therapy every week and is mild to moderate on the spectrum.

Roger further explains how he hates the word “normal.” He says that every one of us has something different from normal that makes all of us not “normal.”

He emphasizes the point of not giving labels to kids because it goes deeper into their subconscious and becomes their reality.

 


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Money and Your Marriage

Money and Your Marriage with Jesse Mecham

Financial issues are one the biggest causes of divorce. Not only do money problems make life stressful, they can lead to conflicts that can damage a marriage and destroy a family. But what if you could take a few, simple steps right now to totally change your money situation? Today, we talk about money and your marriage and how you can make budgeting decisions with your spouse easily and argument-free.

Jesse Mecham is the creator of the YNAB (You Need a Budget) app. He is back on The Dad Edge to talk about how to approach the money discussion in a way that will stop friction and encourage intimacy. He outlines his 4 Money Rules to future-proof your finances and gives guidelines for trimming the fat on your expenses without feeling deprived.

After listening to this show, you will feel confident about budgeting, prepared for the unexpected, and hopeful about your dreams for the future.

“Money’s not always simple, but it can get a lot simpler.”—Jesse Mecham

Jesse Mecham

Jesse Mecham founded YNAB in 2004 to help him and his wife, Julie, watch their money. Studying for his master of accountancy at Brigham Young University at the time, he put his numbers wizardry to work to develop a system to track their expenses, and that became YNAB. He lives in Utah with Julie and his seven kids!

YNAB – You Need A Budget

You Need A Budget is award-winning software and a proven method—that works.

What really makes You Need A Budget different is that we can teach you how to manage your money and get ahead—for good.

What if your bills rolled in, and instead of piling up, you just paid them? No sweat.

What if you didn’t even realize it was payday because you had money in the bank and weren’t desperate for that check to arrive?

Forget everything you think you know about budgeting and prepare to experience total control.

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What You’ll Learn

  • A money dysfunction in your marriage is a landmine that will eventually go off.
  • You can make huge leaps in your marriage even when you think it’s already good.
  • You don’t get commitment without conflict, and you don’t get conflict without trust. You must trust your spouse enough to handle whatever you’re going to tell them.
  • On patience—increase the gap between stimulus and response and fill it with curiosity.
  • Jesse’s morning habit of reading “hard books”
  • As a couple, ask yourselves … What do you want? What are you dreaming about? Not in the distant future, but in the next few years? Most couples don’t have this conversation.
  • All the questions that used to add tons of stress are easy decisions when your visions are aligned.
  • You can feel more peace in as little as an hour and a half after you have this money talk with your spouse.
  • Do whatever you want with your money as long as it means something to you.
  • In Jesse’s experience working with men on their budgets, eating out is the easiest, most effective expense to cut.
  • Rediscover cooking at home.
  • Becoming more self-reliant to save.
  • Tip: Only budget money you have on hand. Don’t give money a job you don’t actually have yet.
  • How to pre-budget for big experiences, upcoming expenses, and emergencies.
  • How to keep your budget changeable.
  • Age your money—the dollar you spend today you should have made 30 days ago.
  • Make reviewing your budget part of your morning coffee routine.
  • Getting to where you want to be financially won’t happen overnight. Be patient with yourself.
  • 4 Rules of YNAB
    1. Give every dollar a job
    2. Embrace your true expenses
    3. Roll with the punches
    4. Age your money

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All the Money You Will Ever Need with Grant Sabatier

Today is our 200th episode of the main show. Thanks to all our listeners for downloading and leaving reviews! We have a spectacular guest for this milestone.

Finance is one of our most popular topics on The Dad Edge. We go through years of education and training for our careers, but we’re never taught about how to best use the money we make, and sadly, we rarely take active steps to find ways to increase our income.

Grant Sabatier is the founder of MillennialMoney.com and is financially free at the age of thirty-five. He says that the “old school” retirement narrative is obsolete and is with us to talk about his book Financial Freedom: A proven path to all the money you will ever need.

Get ready for early retirement!

'I think financial literacy is a human right.'—@sabatier @millennialmoney #finance #money #investment Click To Tweet

Grant Sabatier

Grant Sabatier is the Author of Financial Freedom (Penguin Random House) and Creator of Millennial Money, which has reached over 10 million readers.

Dubbed “The Millennial Millionaire” by CNBC, Grant Sabatier went from $2.26 to $1 million in 5 years through entrepreneurship, side hustling and investing. After reaching financial independence at the age of 30, Grant Founded MillennialMoney.com, where he writes about making and investing money and co-hosts the Financial Freedom podcast.

Grant has been featured in over 200 international media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, Money Magazine, ABC Nightline, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, The Sydney Morning Herald, and many others.

'You want to make your money-making engine as powerful as possible.'— @Sabatier @millennialmoney #money #finance #investment #retirement #FI Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • What inspired Grant to make it his sole focus to make 1 million and retire as soon as possible
  • How in 5 years he reached his goals and had 1.25 million invested
  • What Grant learned about himself during his journey
  • How he lived off of 20% of his income and used the other 80% to create an escape hatch
  • How money is infinite, time isn’t
  • Why we need to disrupt of the traditional narrative of trading time for money
  • How Grant’s Financial Freedom book is the path to all the money you’ll ever need
  • Using money to live the life that you want
  • The 7 steps financial freedom
  • How most people don’t even know what financial position they’re in
  • Buying time for yourself by saving up enough to cover expenses from months to years
  • Why you’re making a lot less than you think
  • How the finance industry is incentivized to keep you in the dark
  • How Grant dedicated his life to becoming financially independent by reading over 400 money and investing books
  • How chasing money can cause you to miss out on life and stop growing
  • The inaccuracy of projections on what you need to retire
  • Why you should revisit your retirement once a year
  • Taking compounding interest to the extreme
  • Grant’s advice to the guy who is stuck in the paycheck-to-paycheck loop
  • How to diversify your skill set to optimize your income at your full-time job
  • What house hacking is
  • Are homes good debt?
  • The benefits of investing in real estate instead of stocks
  • How to make your first home the best investment of your life
  • How families can reduce food costs
  • How to have conversations with your spouse about money
  • Practicing money mindfulness
  • Spending in alignment with your values
  • Why you should give yourself a 30-90 waiting period before making a large purchase
'Don’t wait 40 years to live your life. Live that life today.'— @Sabatier @millennialmoney #money #financialfreedom #investment #earlyretirement Click To Tweet

 

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How to Quit Your Job in 12 Months with Ryan Enk


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Building Wealth: How to Grow Money

Today we’re going to talk about not just saving money, but building wealth. It’s easy to get caught up in daily life and neglect strategizing for the future, but if we don’t start actively building wealth now, we will be in trouble later in life. Here are five tips that will give you a solid foundation to build on.

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  1. Automate retirement savings – We are 82% more likely to save for retirement if it’s automated. 10-20% of your pay needs to go into your retirement.
  2. Take advantage of company matching – If you can’t afford to put in your 401K the 10-20%, at least put in whatever your company matches. Don’t pass up free money from your job!
  3. Think outside your 9 to 5 -You don’t want to rely on your current job for 100% of your revenue. Get some side hustles going. Diversify.
  4. Pay yourself first – Take care of your primary needs before paying for extras.
  5. Invest in YOU! – We spend money on all kinds of stuff, but rarely splurge on something that will improve ourselves. Don’t scrimp when it comes to a personal development book, online course, or coaching. Most of important of all, don’t feel guilty for time and money spent on yourself.

Reminder: We are changing the name of the podcast to the Dad Edge Podcast. There will be no change in the content, podcast subscriptions, or the website. You’ll just see the new show name and logo for 2018. Let us know what you think of it!

 

 

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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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