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According to at least one study, 80% of Americans prepare a budget.
If you don’t believe this statistic, it’s safe to say that 80% of Americans have at least thought about their budget. So why don’t they actually do it? You already know the answer. Because it’s hard to stick to a budget.
And why is it so hard to stick to spending plans? Because they feel so restricted! Who Wants a Dollar Diet? nobody
How can I fix this? How can I go from being a budget hater to being a budget lover?
For this week’s podcast, host Stacey Johnson is joined by financial journalist Miranda Markitt. Producer Aaron Freeman listens and sometimes contributes. This week, money and happiness guru Jason Vitugu returns to talk about how to love budgeting. Jason has a new book out. “Happy Money Happy Life”,” and he is ready to share some insights.
Remember, nothing you hear on this podcast constitutes financial advice. Always do your own research and consult your own experts before acting on anything you learn here. Please consult.
Let’s dive in.
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Monetary values and money mindset
When setting a budget that works for you, start with monetary value and your money mindset.Stacey talks about this in his book
“life or debt,” and tackles this subject in this episode. Money Talks News has many more articles to help you find your values and improve your thinking.
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Meet our guest of the week, Jason Vitugu
Jason Vitug is an award-winning creator, author, speaker, entrepreneur and producer.He is the founder of a personal finance website phroogal.comcreator of Road to Financial Wellness and champion of #theSmileLifestyle, a community dedicated to living experientially and purposefully.
His TEDx talk about breaking money taboos is one of the most watched talks about money. He recently released his second book, Happy Money, Happy Life.
Jason has a BA from Rutgers University and an MBA from Norwich University. He is an avid traveler who has visited all 50 of his states in the United States, explored 45 countries and set foot on 5 continents. He is a certified yoga teacher and a breathwork specialist.
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Stacy Johnson founded Money Talks News in 1991. He is his CPA and is also a Licensed Principal in Equities, Commodities and Options, Mutual Funds, Life Insurance, Securities Supervisor and Real Estate.
Miranda Markitt, MBA, is a financial expert, writer, and speaker. She has covered personal finance and investment topics for almost her 20 years. When she’s not writing or podcasting, she enjoys traveling, reading, and being outdoors.