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356: Four Rules to Get Control of Your Money, with Jesse Mecham

By Dave Stachowiak

Jesse Mecham: You Need a Budget Jesse Mecham is the CEO and Founder of You Need A Budget* (YNAB). He’s on a mission to help people stop living paycheck to paycheck, get out of debt, and save more money. He recently released his book by the same name, You Need a Budget*, a Wall Street Journal Bestseller. Key Points Be as vigilant with your money as you are with your time. Constraints allow us to be creative. When your options are endless, you’re frozen. Most people’s monthly budgets underestimate actual long-term expenses. Your emergency fund should be for more than just things you forgot to plan for. Budgeting is about looking forward and actively adjusting. The Four Rules for Budgeting: Give Every Dollar a Job Embrace Your True Expense Roll With the Punches Age Your Money Bonus Audio Handling allowances with your kids Resources Mentioned You Need A Budget* (YNAB) A Beautiful Constraint* by Adam Morgan and Mark Barden* The Opposite of Spoiled* by Ron Lieber Book Notes Download my highlights from You Need A Budget in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes How to Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages, with Mark Barden (episode 207) How to Manage Your Money, with Jill Schlesinger (episode 322) Six Tactics to Achieve Extraordinary Performance, with Morten Hansen (episode 337) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.

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