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Can you have nice things when you’re paying off debt? What millionaire habits can you pick up today? Personal finance author and money expert Anthony O’Neal
Busting Common Money Myths
Many times we mismanage our money because we’ve developed ideas and habits that are harmful to our financial health.
If we want to change or help our spouse to change, it means we have to examine those money myths and habits.
And it can be hard to change.
That’s why I’m really happy to have
At age 19, Anthony ONeal was deep in debt and short on hope with no direction of where his life was headed. But after hitting rock bottom, he turned his life around and committed to helping students find and pursue their passions.
We met up over at the NC State University’s bell-tower before his Smart Money event last week for a chat about money myths and habits.
In this episode we get into:
- how you can have nice stuff while paying off debt
- what millionaires do
differently howto financially prepare your kids for the real world
Hope you enjoy!
Resources to Build Good Money Habits
Looking to become debt free and build wealth? Here are some resources to help you build smart money habits.
- Best Budget and Money Apps: Personal Capital, Tiller, Mint
- Automatic Saving:
- Free 401(k) Analysis:
- Jumpstart Your Marriage and Your Money
- Smart Money and Smart Parent events
- The Graduate Survival Guide: 5 Mistakes You Can’t Afford To Make In College
- Can I Add Gucci to My Budget?
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Learn how you two have more control over your money and how some families have used Financial Peace University as a path to financial freedom. Chris from Money Peach, a FPU coordinator, is our special guest.
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Making big changes, like getting out of massive amounts of debt can be challenging. Many of our financial habits are deeply ingrained and they require us to see how and why they came about and then develop better money habits.
It can a matter of working together slowly using the resources around us and online. For many couples, however, it takes something more structured and formal to reach their goals.
Today we’re going to look at a popular option – Financial Peace University.
It’s a course designed by Dave Ramsey and his team about 20 years ago to guide others in managing their finances. According to Dave, the average family taking the course gets rid of over $5,000 of debt in the first 90 days- impressive numbers.
In this episode we’re:
- getting an overview of what FPU covers
- looking at some of the results students have achieved
- how you two can get started if that’s the path you want to take
Chris from Money Peach will be sharing his thoughts and experiences as a FPU coordinator.
Taking Care of Your Finances with Money Peach
If you haven’t checked it out already, Chris has made Money Peach a wonderful resource for anyone who wants to get out of debt and have more control over their money.
Besides showing you how to use a debt snowball or how to make a doable budget, Chris has quite a collection of stories from people who have become debt free.
Different backgrounds and situations, but they tackled their money problems. The latest I caught was a single mom who paid off over $300,000 of debt!
Motivation from real people wanting to do better with their finances. I believe these stories are where Money Peach shine.
If you want to learn more about Chris and Money Peach or Financial Peace University, here are some links to get you started.
- Marriage and Money Talk – Avoid Sleeping on the Couch
- The Most Important Lesson We Learned About Money
- Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University™ – Program Review
- Sign-up for Financial Peace University
Hope you have a wonderful week!