The Balanced FI podcast is all about practical, real-world ways to pay off debt, save money, and balance life with financial goals. Each week your host, RaLea, dives into a family finance topic that will improve your life: the steps to financial security, debt payoff methods, easy ways to save money on everyday expenses, and more... all with a dose of intentional living, a dash of minimalism & a splash of the realities of parenting a child with disabilities.
32. Frugal not Cheap: 6 Things You Shouldn’t Skimp On
In this week's episode, we are discussing things you shouldn’t skimp on, for safety or efficiency’s sake.
The 6 things you shouldn’t skimp on are:
- Safety things
- Baby safety things
- Anything sleep related
- Dog food
Listen to find out why!
31. How to Find Grants to Pay Medical Bills
In this week's episode, we are looking at how to find grants to pay for medical bills.
The American healthcare system isn’t just un-user-friendly, it’s very expensive. Grants and financial assistance can help you avoid financial hardship or even bankruptcy.
This episode covers where to find grants and other assistance, how to negotiate with medical providers, and how to organize everything to stay sane.
30. 3 Simple Gratitude Prompts for Your Holiday Season
In this week's episode, we are discussing gratitude & how to find it in your life this holiday season.
29. All You Need to Know About Keeping Fun in Your Budget
In this week's episode, we are discussing budgeting for fun stuff. Having a spending plan keeps you on track financially, but you’ve got to cut yourself some slack - that’s when a fun money budget comes into play.
This episode goes over why you need to budget for fun, how much to set aside, and how to actually make a fun money budget part of your life.
28. Do You Need a Credit Score While Debt-Free?
In this week's episode, we are discussing why you do need a credit score, even after you’re debt-free. There are many reasons to maintain a good credit score, especially if you plan to do things like get a mortgage, set up new utilities, or apply for new property or life insurance.
27. 5 Tips for a Frugal Christmas
In this week's episode, we are discussing strategies for keeping Christmas frugal while still giving generously.
So easy to follow!
A super easy listen is simple, doable steps to follow!