My guest today is Jesse Mecham, author of his new book You Need A Budget. The money powers our lives and is a resource required for living the life we want. Jesse’s team, and I agree, believes that when you approach your money with intention, you can more predictably influence the desired outcomes. I love Jesse’s message, and I’m convinced that regardless of how much or how little money we have, we can give our resources purpose and clarity.
According to Jesse, why you need this book
“Think of a budget as a lifestyle-design blueprint. It’s a working plan for taking your life from where you are now to where you really want to be: Zero debt. Home ownership. Retirement plans. Travel. More money for eating out. Much less frustration and anxiety. Pick a goal that speaks to you and budget your way to success!
In this indispensable guide—the first book based on the successful tenets of the award-winning financial platform—you’ll be given the tools to learn how to track your expenses, stick to a spending plan, and make your money work for you.”
YNAB Budgeting Principles
Give every dollar a job
Embrace your true expenses
Roll with the punches (life happens)
Age your money (spend last months money that you saved for this month v.s. paycheck to paycheck)