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Nov 10, 2021

Today, financial management advice is almost anywhere; even your friends and family members are willing to share their ideas on how you should manage your money. Joining us is Jesse Mecham, revealing money management principles that are highly beneficial to your child's financial foundation and remain valuable for business and family budgeting. 

 Key takeaways to listen for

  • How much happiness do children bring to their parents
  • Why is it difficult to manage your money better?
  • Recognizing that money is a form of energy
  • 4 simple rules of money management 
  • Ways to teach children the value of money
  • The unpredicted outcome of well-placed resource allocation

Resources mentioned in this episode

You Need A Budget by Jesse Mecham


About Jesse Mecham

Personal finance expert, speaker, and business leader, Jesse Mecham is the Founder of You Need A Budget (or YNAB if you are very busy and important). Jesse hosts the You Need A Budget Podcast, the Beginning Balance Podcast and is the Wall Street Journal best-selling author of, You Need A Budget. (He’s nothing if not consistent!) 

A self-proclaimed “recovering CPA,” he is deeply passionate about teaching individuals, families, and business owners YNAB’s Four Rules to help them gain total control of their money. Jesse first developed the YNAB method and original spreadsheet as a broke, newly married college student who really needed a budget. In an attempt to make an additional $300/month to cover rent, he sold his spreadsheet online and YNAB was born. Since 2004, the software has grown into a leading personal finance platform and has helped hundreds of thousands of people break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, get out of debt, and save more money. 

Now, YNAB has a growing team living and working all around the world, and has built a thriving remote culture that earned recognition as Fortune’s #1 best small company to work for. (YNAB was doing remote work before it was cool!) When not teaching people how to budget, Jesse loves gardening, woodworking, marksmanship, and travel. He also spends a good bit of time with his wife and the seven small people that live in their house.

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