Even though it’s about 13 years ago, I remember being stressed at times when planning our wedding. Just like we heard at the top of the show, as soon as you announce your engagement it can feel like you’re being swarmed with questions about the big day. But as much as your loved ones mean […]
Carl Richards, a Certified Financial Planner, has a knack for using sketches to break down money concepts into the fundamentals.
They have helped readers gain a better understanding on how to not let their emotions cloud their investing decisions, figuring out their financial needs, and how to weigh the value of time and money.
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Numbers Vs Emotions
With his sketches Carl bypasses long posts about what people should be doing with their money and instead shines a light on the fears and questions we have about money.
When we were talking about his new book The One Page Financial Plan, I asked him where he got his sketch ideas and how long it takes to go from idea to being posted in the NY Times.
Some of my favorite sketches Carl has done are included with his money column in the NY Times.
- The Trap of Too Many Choices
- Talking Numbers With Your Children
- Tracking Your Finances, One Number at a Time
Thanks again to Carl Richards for chatting with me for the podcast. If you want to see more of his sketches, please visit Behavior Gap.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Take care!
Photo Credit: Behavior Gap
Want to get on the same page with your money? Carl Richards, NY Times money columnist and author, shares tips on to create a one page financial plan!
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Creating A One Page Financial Plan
The tagline for this show and the site is centered around building up your marriage and your wealth. But just how do you do that? How can the two of you get on the same page and come up with a game plan that works for both you and your budget?
We’re going to look into that today with Certified Financial Planner Carl Richards, author of the new book The One-Page Financial Plan.
If you don’t know Carl by his name, you may know him by his sharpie sketches. He uses them to break down money matters on the back of napkins.
In this episode Carl goes over his new book and shares:
- what is the most important question you need to answer about money
- how you can plan for retirement with three guesses
- how a financial plan can uncover more about your marriage then just the numbers
Hate the complex equations and almost undecipherable jargon thrown out by financial expert? This is your episode!
If you want to hear interview another NY Times columnist, listen to my episode with Ron Lieber. We get into how to teach kids how to be smarter and more generous with money.
Resources for Better Conversations About Money
Want to learn more? Here are some resources to check out:
- The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money
- One Bed, One Bank Account: Better Conversations on Money and Marriage
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