Do you struggle with good money habits? Even people who know money mess up all the time. We all have those days or weeks where we overdo lunch at a restaurant or forget about our long-term goals. Jessi Fearon is someone who has a background and degree in financial topics and was messing up her financial life in a big way. She joins us today to share her story, how she climbed out of a debt and bad-budget hole. She’ll also share how different money personalities deal with money, which is the first step in building a better future. She also shares tips to help you build a solid foundation and create a budget that aligns your values and personality.
For our headline segment, we’re diving into student loan debt. One company is in hot water for steering borrowers to costly repayment plans instead of cheaper options, but there’s good news. They’re forgiving some borrowers’ debt! Is yours included? We’ll share what you need to know. We also throw out the Haven Life line to Brian who has a question about taxes in an HSA account. Not sure how an HSA account works or why you’d want one? We’ll dive into why this is one of the BEST ways to save for many on today’s show. Of course, we’ll also save time for Doug to also share his trivia.
Big thanks to Jessi Fearon for joining us today. To learn more about Jessi, visit her website and get a copy of her book Getting Good with Money: Pay Off Your Debt and Find a Life of Freedom—Without Losing Your Mind.
Watch the full interview with Jessi on our YouTube page:
- What credit card company is used in the most transactions each year?
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- Brian has an HSA account that is invested. He wants to know how the account is taxed on capital gains and dividends.
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Written by: Brooke Miller
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