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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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habit stacking

Habit Stacking to Reach Your Goals

The Dad Edge podcast usually features the most inspirational thought leaders of today, but our listeners have also been telling us that they enjoy our shorter episodes interviewing the everyday-dads who are trying to grow.

Today we have Nick Elkins on the show. He has been a long-time member of The Dad Edge Alliance and is our finance guy. He is a 30-year-old happily married father of three. He talks about how he used habit stacking to reach his goals of losing weight, managing anger, and growing his finances so he can retire in his 40s!

'Being around a bunch of men who are all hungry for change has been instrumental in making stuff happen.' – Nick Elkins #men #dadlife #dads #fathers #mastermind #selfimprovement 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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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?
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Side Hustle in Real Estate

4 Key Elements to a Side Hustle in Real Estate with Billy Keels


What if you didn’t have to do the 9-to-5 thing any longer? What would your life be like if you were the owner of your time? What would it be like to be with your wife and kids as much as you wanted?

As fathers, we’re always looking for ways we can provide a better lifestyle for our families. Today, author and real estate genius Billy Keels tells us how we can break the golden handcuffs with a side hustle in real estate, even if we’re starting out with next to nothing.

Billy Keels

Billy Keels has been married for almost ten years and is the father of two sons that are 6 and 8 years old. He currently lives in Barcelona, Spain and has traveled through more than 58 countries as part of his corporate job. Billy makes a great living, and he worked hard to put money into his 401K and IRA. So he felt helpless when he watched the fluctuations and crashes in the market.

He read the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad and decided he would need to try something different to get different results. The ideas were contrary to everything he was taught, but they made sense and this inspired him to put them into practice.

Billy wanted to take more control of his financial future and had a dream of building a real-estate empire.  He still maintains his corporate job, but after buying his first property 18 months ago, he now owns 27 and plans to own 300 by 2019!

'I want to be the owner of my time.' – @keeponcashflow #finance #family #men #dads #fathers Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • The 4 Key Elements to Start a Side Hustle in Real Estate
  • How much revenue he earns from his properties
  • How to leverage other people’s money
  • How a local bank manager, a real estate agent, and a contractor were the 3 relationships that caused the chain of events that gave him his financial freedom
  • How he achieved his 5-year goal in 18 months
  • What mistakes he made in the beginning
  • How he built a core team to help him manage his US properties from Europe
  • How overthinking was his greatest hindrance
  • Why you shouldn’t just buy the cheapest properties
  • How defining the person you want to serve guarantees success
  • How to take advantage of the free information on the internet
  • How to use your free time to become valuable to someone else
  • How he obtained the capital to start investing
  • His best advice on begin a father

 

'The money doesn’t matter. It’s important for me to be able to walk by kids to school in the morning and … to be home to give them a kiss at night. Those are things I want them to remember their dad for.' – @keeponcashflow… Click To Tweet

 


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THE DAD EDGE SUMMIT 2018

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.

LEARN MORE


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Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE

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