How can you become better with money? The good news: it’s simple! The bad news? Just like anything else it will require a bit of work. Lucky for you, we’re covering some of our favorite exercises (call them whatever you want if the word “exercise” isn’t doing it for you) to make you better with your money. On that note, we want to give a big thanks to Eric and Kali Roberge for today’s piece! Eric wrote it on the Beyond Your Hammock blog, and Kali has so nicely agreed to be our celebrity reader. To tackle the topic, this week’s roundtable guests include Natalie Torres-Haddad, author of Financially Savvy in 20 minutes, Len Penzo from the LenPenzo.com blog, and OG from our very own podcast.
Taking a vacation could be hard enough BEFORE most of us started to work from home. Either from company culture, a disorganized office, or simply grinding to pull ahead of the pack – there are a ton of reasons people don’t feel comfortable asking for time off. Now you can add working from home and becoming virtually connected to the office all day to your list of problems. What’s an employee to do? Helping us navigate the new waters is our (not so physically) near and dear friend, Suzanne Lucas from the Evil HR Lady blog.
We’ll finish the show with our MagnifyMoney segment. Kelvin calls in with what he admits is a great problem to have: he and his wife are set and well on the way to early retirement if they choose to do so. Now the problem… how in the world do they get out of the hustle and save mindset? Once someone “makes” it, how do they start enjoying their money?
Of course, halfway through the show we’ll carve out some time for Doug’s game show trivia.
Teaching Yourself Better Money Habits
We’re kick-starting today’s discussion with a post from the Beyond Your Hammock blog: Improve Your Finances: 5 Exercises to Use to Build Better Money Habits
- Another big thanks to Eric and Kali Roberge for today’s great piece! It made for a great discussion. For financial help, a blog, AND a podcast make sure and check out Beyond Your Hammock.
You can find more from Natalie here: FinanciallySavvyIn20Minutes.com
Want to hear more from Natalie? She’s been a featured guest on the show! You can listen to our interview here: How I Grew My Wealth: From LA Riots to Financial Security
Check Out Paula’s site and amazing podcast: AffordAnything.com
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The Evil HR Lady: Suzanne Lucas
A big thanks to our friend Suzanne Lucas for taking a small break from Switzerland to chat with us today! You can find more from Suzanne at her blog: EvilHRLady.org
- How much was the Mona Lisa valued at in 1962?
- Kelvin calls in with a great problem: they have no debt, are saving for future college costs, and on the way to early retirement if they want it. Now that they’re in the “safe zone,” how can Kelvin and his wife get into a mindset of spending more and enjoying life after a lifetime of saving?
Join us Monday!
Still toying with the idea of becoming a day-trader for some quick cash? On Monday we’ll dive into why the results of day-traders (good OR bad) often come down to pure luck.