Debt Freedom, At Last

Posted by on June 17, 2019 in Articles | 1 comment

What leg of the debt payoff race are you on? In the final episode of this season, we’ll hear Karisa share about completing her debt payoff journey, as well as a gutsy decision she made that helped her cross the finish line even faster. In this episode, you’ll hear: The advice she received about her […]

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Debt Payoff Plan, Take #2

Posted by on June 10, 2019 in Articles | 2 comments

Have you ever taken a break from your financial goals? Last time, we heard Karisa share about her decision to take a break from her plan. This time, she shares with us what it was like to get back on her financial horse again. In this episode, you’ll hear: Why she didn’t feel guilty about […]

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An Unwelcome Surprise

Posted by on June 3, 2019 in Articles | 2 comments

What’s life without a few surprises here and there? We already heard Karisa share about the surprise letter that prompted her to start her debt payoff journey. In this episode, she shares about an unexpectedly large emergency room bill that threw her off track. In this episode, you’ll hear: How she was doing before the […]

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Creating a debt payoff plan

Posted by on May 27, 2019 in Articles | 0 comments

Taking the plunge into paying off debt can be intimidating. Especially when you owe a lot. Karisa can relate to that feeling. She shares about how she moved past it, and how she came up with her debt payoff strategy. In this episode, you’ll hear: What kinds of payoff plans she considered Why she was […]

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A Financial Wakeup Call

Posted by on May 20, 2019 in Articles | 1 comment

Many of us will experience a sudden financial wakeup call at least once in our lives. For Karisa, it took a pretty big one to prompt her to make some big changes in her money situation. In this episode, you’ll hear about: The unwelcome letter she received Why that letter motivated her to change her […]

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Getting $40K into debt by age 22

Posted by on May 13, 2019 in Articles | 1 comment

What is a “smart” financial choice? And how can an 18-year-old know what’s “smart” when making decisions that will impact them for years to come? In this episode, Karisa shares how she got into $40K of debt by age 22. Here’s what you’ll hear: The various debts Karisa took on at a young age Her […]

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Welcome to Season 2 of The Goodbudget Way

Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Articles | 1 comment

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: There’s more to budgeting than just numbers. We believe that the way we spend, save, and give our money reflects who we are and what we value, for better or for worse. On the last season of The Goodbudget Way podcast, we heard stories from people […]

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[Podcast] Getting into debt is easy…

Posted by on May 6, 2019 in Announcements | 0 comments

Getting into debt is easy, but getting out of it can be hard. In Season 2 of The Goodbudget Way, we’ll hear Karisa share about her journey with debt. She shares her experience getting into debt — and how she managed to pay off $40,000 of debt in just two years. And while that might […]

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[Podcast] Season 2 coming soon!

Posted by on May 2, 2019 in Announcements | 0 comments

  Get ready for Season 2 of Goodbudget’s podcast, The Goodbudget Way! You’ll hear from Karisa as she shares her experience of getting into $40,000 of debt… and paying it all off. Get sneak previews and be the first to hear when the podcast comes out. Join the list! – Chi-En and the Goodbudget Team

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The Goodbudget Way is signing off… for now.

Posted by on December 18, 2017 in Announcements | 0 comments

Thanks for listening to Season 1 of The Goodbudget Way podcast. We hope you’ve enjoyed listening as much as we’ve enjoyed bringing these stories to you. Our flagship app, Goodbudget, is still going strong! We’re taking a chunky break from podcasting so we can do the in-depth research, recording, and editing to come back with […]

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Listen to the Season 1 Q & A with Chi-En

Posted by on December 11, 2017 in Articles | 1 comment

Hear what listeners had to say about what inspired them to budget with a why — and what they thought was crazy. Plus, hear what’s next for The Goodbudget Way podcast. In this finale episode you’ll hear from: Listeners who were challenged by what they heard Folks who’ve been inspired to take another look at […]

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Goodbudget has a podcast! Wanna listen?

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The Goodbudget Way podcast is live and ready for your listening pleasure! In the show, we share stories of real-life people who spend, save and give to what’s truly important in life. We hope you’ll check it out. You can listen to The Goodbudget Way on the Apple Podcasts app, or wherever you get your podcasts. […]

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Buy a house… after giving savings away? (Pt 2)

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Last time, we heard how Juliette and Chi-Ming sold their home. But, did they find an affordable home to move in to? Hear the second half of the story. In this episode you’ll hear: What kinds of homes they considered How they planned to buy without savings What compromises they made along the way How […]

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Buy a house… after giving savings away? (Pt 1)

Posted by on November 27, 2017 in Articles | 1 comment

Thinking of buying a home? Hear Juliette and Chi-Ming share part of their unconventional story of looking for a new home, and the unexpected generosity they experienced. In this episode you’ll hear: Why they decided to move away from the home they loved Who they decided to sell their old house to How they thought […]

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Saving 1/3 of every paycheck

Posted by on November 20, 2017 in Articles | 2 comments

How much have you saved for your next big purchase? Katey’s got a huge one in front of her: grad school. Hear how she saved up for the big expense. In this episode you’ll hear: How Katey managed to graduate from college without loans Why Katey chose to go to grad school and study architecture […]

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When saving for college isn’t enough

Posted by on November 13, 2017 in Articles | 1 comment

College isn’t cheap, and sometimes savings aren’t enough. Brendan and his parents talk about saving for college… and how they made it work when savings didn’t cover it. In this episode you’ll hear: How they started planning when their kids were young What they did when they realized they couldn’t save enough Advice they got […]

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Budgeting for baby & childcare

Posted by on November 6, 2017 in Articles | 3 comments

Balancing work, babies, and budgets? Hear Chi-En and Bruce share how they decided whether to stay at home or work — and how they planned for childcare costs. In this episode you’ll hear: How they planned to budget for baby What kinds of childcare options they considered, or didn’t The implications of childcare costs on […]

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Buy a car. Give a car?

Posted by on October 30, 2017 in Articles | 1 comment

Most budgeters would recommend buying a car with cash, driving it into the ground, and selling what’s left for scraps. That’s not what Jeff did. In this episode you’ll hear: Why Jeff decided to buy a new car even though he had a perfectly good one What was important when deciding what to do with […]

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