Imagine listening in on these raw, unfiltered conversations with real couples…
One partner is in $300,000 in debt, but shrugs it off. The other cries at night, anxious about the future.
A couple that’s so worried about money, they never feel they’ll have enough. When they eat out, they order chicken instead of steak to save $10. Their household income: $600,000.
Two parents who feel overwhelmed by work, kids, and debt. When I ask them how they’d describe their lives, they instantly say the same word: “Stuck.”
Ramit Sethi asks the questions we wish we all could ask, presenting a totally different philosophy on money:
• Spend extravagantly on the things you love, as long as you cut costs mercilessly on the things you don’t.
• Ask $30,000 questions, not $3 questions.
• A Rich Life is more than math -- it’s mastering your money psychology.
From the author of the bestselling book, ‘I Will Teach You To Be Rich,’ learn how money psychology affects these couples… and how to create your own Rich Life.
“Money is overwhelming, so we find instant gratification elsewhere"
Jacques and Jennifer are $40,000 in debt and they’re not really sure why. There aren’t any huge expenses. It just seems to be from lots and lots of small costs adding up. He comes home from work, they’re both tired, then they order takeout. And the only dream they have is 30+ years away. The one word they use to describe their situation is “stuck.”
“I hid thousands of dollars of credit card debt from my husband”
Dan thought he and Jordan were building their financial future together, but a meeting with a financial advisor revealed that Jordan had been hiding $10,000 of credit card debt throughout their marriage. Then it happened again.
“My wife is spending too much money”
Natalia likes to spend, but Andres is terrified about losing it all. How can we get them on the same page to plan for their financial future?
“My parents keep expecting us to pay for them”
Barry and Maria are mostly aligned on their finances, with one big exception: Barry can’t say “no” whenever his parents ask for money.
“We can’t afford to live in NYC, but my wife doesn’t want to leave the city”
Jessica grew up wealthy in NYC. She’s always envisioned living in NYC: same neighborhood, near her family, and she believes the man should provide. Nathaniel feels stressed out because he can’t provide that kind of lifestyle. And there’s a wrinkle: her family’s expectations.
“I paid off $50,000 of debt, but I still feel guilty buying toothpaste”
With only $15,000 left to pay on student loans, Sheena should feel like she’s on the road to freedom, but instead, she’s stuck in a scarcity mindset that is sucking the life out of her and Peter’s relationship.
Changing the way I think
Loving this podcast. Found you after listening to the Him & Her podcast. Life changing advice
Not a qualified therapist offering therapy in a dangerous way
I heard a couple of episodes and was immediately struck by the amateur level psychology techniques used to get an engaging podcast. It concerned me.
He does not follows up with the couples afterwards or provides them resources to continue working with professional counseling for lasting change, this is not ethical at multiple levels. Especially if their interaction with him may have left open wounds. Plus the over dramatization using music and his post interview commentary superimposed during the conversation seems disingenuous.
Like a reality show that also makes you think
I am thoroughly enjoying this. I love Ramit’s perspectives and its so refreshing to hear money advice that isn’t just about doing math. I also love the stories of the couples and hearing how broad and varied their issues and approaches to money and a rich life are. It definitely both gives me new ways to think about money and also helps me feel less alone in the struggles Ive faced myself with money.