Can you save money, live life, AND do good? Hear real life stories from everyday people who spend, save, and give to what’s truly important in life. From finding their first apartments to downsizing for retirement, our guests share what they’ve learned along the way. Listen to their stories and be inspired to live out your budget in a way that works best for you.
Debt Freedom, At Last
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 ... Read more
Debt Payoff Plan, Take #2
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 ... Read more
An Unwelcome Surprise
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 ... Read more
Creating a debt payoff plan
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 ... Read more
A Financial Wakeup Call
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 ... Read more
Getting $40K into debt by age 22
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 ... Read more
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Love the realness
For season 2, I love how real, honest, and practical it is. I appreciate Karisa's vulnerability in sharing her really personal story, and the way both Chi-En and Karisa model graciousness and nonjudgement in the way they look back on what happened. And I loved how season 1 showed so many different ways of looking at how to spend, save, and give in line with your values! I really appreciate that they don't try to tell anyone what to do. They acknowledge that everyone's situations, values, desires, and goals are different, so different things will work for different people.
Looking forward to season 2!
I have finally finished listening to all of the episodes of season 1, and I have to say that I am impressed. I love the questions asked and the back-and-forth energy between guests on the show, and at the same time, I like to hear Chi-En's personal thoughts and commentary on a variety of topics. One of the interesting things said was how a budget is like a mirror - it reflects what we're doing with our money. This is an excellent metaphor and absolutely true.
The money show I’ve been waiting for!
I have been a big fan of Goodbudget’s apps for over 6 years, and I am so excited that Goodbudget is coming out with a podcast! I love listening to regular people talking about the ups and downs of living their lives on a budget — and still feeling good about all the choices and compromises that we all have to make. I’m inspired to do what I can with my money choices in my marriage and family, and the guest stories help me to be at peace with it all.