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MONDAY MONEY TIP PODCAST: FALL & MONEY
Welcome to the Monday Money Tip Podcast! We’re entering the Fall season, and our finances usually feel the strain of summer vacations plus the costs of starting school again, buying clothes for the kids, etc. Today, we’re giving you some tips to help you win with money through this upcoming season. In our Current Money Events segment, Joe gives an update on rates [mortgage rates, basic savings rates, CD rates, and credit card rates]. We’re also sharing a success story from Lisa, who experienced a significant change to her family income but did not panic.
Some Lessons I’ve Learned Over the past 10 years
As I wrote to you a few days ago, we’re celebrating the 10-year milestone with I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. I’ve spent some time reflecting on some key lessons I’ve learned along the way, and I thought I would share them with you.
Ten years is a long time: Ten years ago, Jenn and I had one child and were told we couldn’t have any more. Now we have three kiddos. Back when we went full-time, we had a daughter in third grade.
A Special Note to Say Thank You
It was the summer of 2009. The Great Recession was underway, and it was clear that America was hurting financially. That’s when I decided to leave the safety and security of a full-time job with benefits (when lots of people had already lost theirs!) and travel across the nation speaking and teaching about money to try and help people.
Do you remember just how tough it was back then?! Millions had lost income, were struggling with high debt levels, and many people had watched helplessly as their home lost more than half of its value.