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Ep. 41: Three Tips for a Budgeting Mindset

11/30/2018
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Nate talks about his struggles with budgeting and three tips that he has to trick his brain into being better at budgeting.

Duration:00:11:59

Ep. 40: Cutting the Cord

11/16/2018
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Nate and Danielle discuss the recent changes that they have made to their cable and internet services along with tips for saving money on your cable bill.

Duration:00:15:02

Ep. 22: $44K in Debt an an Impulse Shopper

11/2/2018
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Nate and Danielle answer a listener question on how to setup a budget for paying off debt as quickly as possible while having a variable income and being an impulse shopper.

Duration:00:17:17

Ep. 38: Debt Forcing a Budget

10/19/2018
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Nate and Danielle reflect on recent changes they have made to their budget as answer a listener question. They talk about budgeting apps, mindset, and the need of goals when creating a budget.

Duration:00:17:05

Ep. 37: How to Combine Incomes When Getting Married

10/5/2018
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Tips and tricks on how to combine incomes and lead a financially stable marriage. Nate and Danielle answer a listener question and give a crash course on budgeting advice when you are getting married.

Duration:00:22:35

Ep. 36: Paying Off Debt vs. Saving

9/21/2018
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Nate and Danielle answer a listener question about how to decide if you should save your money or pay-off debt when you want to buy a house in the near future.

Duration:00:15:31

Ep. 35: Revisiting Our Budget

9/7/2018
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Nate and Danielle look at how they can better plan and budget for yearly expenses so that their monthly budget comes out as expected every time.

Duration:00:21:23

See You in September

8/23/2018
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We fully planned on keeping our normal posting schedule, but August was full of life and kept us from getting our episodes up. We will be back on September 7th with all new episodes for you!

Duration:00:01:15

Ep. 34: A Tale of Two Mortgages

7/27/2018
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Nate's sister just bought a house and was offered two different mortgage options. One has a lower interest rate with a higher closing cost and the other has a higher interest rate with a lower closing cost. Danielle and Nate walk through how they would make a decision on which mortgage to go with.

Duration:00:15:07

Ep. 33: Bathroom Budgeting

7/13/2018
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Nate and Danielle discuss their bathroom remodel along with the choices they made to fit their budget. They also discuss how they almost lost track of their spending and potentially put the project in jeopardy.

Duration:00:18:39

Ep. 32: Are Solar Panels Worth It?

6/29/2018
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Nate talks about the ins and outs of solar panel ownership. He discusses the costs, benefits, payback periods, and things that you should look out for when considering purchasing solar panels. He explains his viewpoint as someone who has purchased, paid off, and owns solar panels.

Duration:00:18:38

Ep. 31: A Second Mortgage

6/15/2018
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Nate and Danielle talk about their new home equity loan and how it fits into their budget. The reasons why the loan was taken out along with a discussion on how to determine if you can afford a loan are discussed. They also look at the benefits of low-interest rates and how putting extra money on your loans can dramatically lower their payoff period.

Duration:00:13:30

Ep. 30: Consolidating Student Loans. A Good Idea?

6/1/2018
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Nate and Danielle discuss a listener question about the idea of combining 11 different student loans into one. They look at the pros and cons and offer their advice. They also take a look at the questions you should be asking yourself if you are faced with this type of situation.

Duration:00:17:57

Ep. 29: Credit Cards

5/18/2018
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Nate and Danielle discuss what they are doing with their credit cards in order to help their cards better work for them. Credit cards are treated like cash and as such, should only be used if you have money in the bank to pay for a purchase that you are making in full.

Duration:00:21:14

Ep. 28: Affording a Home Remodel

5/4/2018
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Nate and Danielle discuss the various ways to finance a home remodel and the pluses and minuses of each.

Duration:00:19:49

Ep. 27: Buying vs. Renting with $80K of Debt!

4/20/2018
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Nate and Danielle answer a listener question on how to afford a home with a pile of debt but a new income.

Duration:00:19:35

Ep. 26: Budgeting as a College Student

4/6/2018
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We answer a listener question about budgeting in college, the decision to open a credit card or not, and putting money away for retirement while in college.

Duration:00:19:15

Ep. 25 Budget Basics: Part 1 Expenses

3/23/2018
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Nate and Danielle discuss how to determine expenses and how to begin the process of budgeting. They look at needed, unneeded, and other expenses and give examples of how finding your expense patterns can be used to setup a long-term budget. Our Twitter: @AskBudgetCouple Our YouTube: View here

Duration:00:19:15

Ep. 24: Budget by Numbers

3/9/2018
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50/30/20 How this works for us: Housing 30% of gross (before taxes) income - came from Brooke Amendment, capped rent for public housing at 25%, Reagan bumped it to 30% Many articles, sites now say it is outdated - doesn’t take into account student loans and retirement expectations of younger generations Not very flexible considering the cost of living in some places, other debt you may have, the fact that you probably don’t need to increase your house cost to maintain 30% as your income...

Duration:00:20:46

Ep. 23: Tax Season and the Stock Market

2/23/2018
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Nate talks about the Budget Couple's non-sexy plans for their tax return and what to do when the stock market is jumpy.

Duration:00:21:36