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The Meaning of Budget
The Budgets Team
Bringing you meaningful content in the financial space to inform, inspire, and encourage. Co-hosted by Jake Ruesink and Derek Wene, the founders of Budgets. And as always - Another day, another dollar.
May 27, 2020
How To Avoid Fights About Money
Money can be a sensitive topic, so it's important to have a plan to navigate these conversations. In this week's episode, Derek, Jackie, and I review some strategies for avoiding fights about money with your significant other. Shownotes: http://budgets.money/how-to-avoid-fights-about-money/
May 14, 2020
Interview with the Successfully Simple Sisters
The Successfully Simple Sisters have paid off over $225,000 of debt in the last 4 years. Eryn and Kaila share some of their incredible stories and give some insight into some budgeting tips they have learned along the way. You can find them at https://www.successfullysimplesisters.com/.
May 8, 2020
How well do you know your partner?
Derek, Jackie, and I are back again this week with another #BudgetsOfLove episode going through some tough questions that you might want to ask your SO.
Apr 30, 2020
Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding
This week Derek and I kicked off our #BudgetsOfLove series by going through our top ten ideas for saving money on your wedding - with special guest, my wife Jackie! Check out the blog for more ideas on this topic and come back over the next few weeks to learn more about budgeting with a partner. Now, let's go get some Round Rock Donuts....
Apr 24, 2020
Is taxation theft? Why are taxes so hard? What is the worst part about taxes? Derek and I discuss tax season and how it could be better. Shownotes: https://budgets.money/freakin-taxes/
Apr 16, 2020
Side Hustles: Some Ideas to Get You Started
Derek and I discuss the efforts of a few small businesses in Austin as they try to adapt during the pandemic. We also share a few side hustle ideas and what it takes to have a good one that can help you earn money.
Mar 26, 2020
What Are You Worth?
Derek and I compare ourselves to billionaires while sharing our thoughts on worth. We try our best at sharing a bit of our perspective and faith in hopes of being encouraging in this historic time. Blog post: https://budgets.money/what-is-worth/
Mar 19, 2020
Some Things To Do in a Time Like This
Derek and I share a few things that you can do for yourself or to help others while "social distancing" and avoiding people. Shownotes: https://budgets.money/some-things-to-do-in-a-time-like-this/
Mar 12, 2020
I surprise my friend by paying off his phone
My friend Robby opens up with me about his financial situation. Right after this recording, I helped pay off his phone, and he was able to switch from Verizon to Google FI saving about $150 per month!
Mar 5, 2020
The Why of FI
Listen to Derek and me as we share our answers to deeper life questions and why you might want to pursue Financial Independence. Read the related blog post on the Budgets Blog: https://medium.com/budgets/the-why-of-fi-6ccc7820751d
Feb 27, 2020
The History of Budgeting
This episode we actually dig deeper into the history of how people budgeted throughout time. From baboon bones to envelopes, we learned a lot and wanted to share it with you. List of sources: * *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_money* * *https://www.etymonline.com/word/budget* * *http://www.worldwidewords.org/topicalwords/tw-bud1.htm* * *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_banking* * *https://fin.plaid.com/articles/checking-out-a-brief-history-of-checks/* * *https://www.mvelopes.com/the-history-of-envelope-budgeting/*
Feb 20, 2020
The Origin Story of Budgets
This week we dive a little bit into the history of Budgets. We talk about how we met, how the Budgets idea was formed, and where Budgets is headed. Here is a related blog post for the readers out there (also includes some pictures): https://medium.com/budgets/origin-story-of-budgets-f0399d82eead
Feb 12, 2020
Three Money Mindsets to Get You Started
Welcome to the first episode of "The Meaning of Budget"! This week we talk about the reason we started this podcast, and a few money mindsets to get you started. * *Related Blog Article: https://medium.com/budgets/the-meaning-of-budget-9a9db911b7e9 Your Money Or Your Life by Vicki Robin: https://yourmoneyoryourlife.com/book-summary/