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Season 1 Q & A with Chi-En

Hear what listeners had to say about what inspired them to budget with a why — and what they thought was crazy. Plus, hear what’s next for The Goodbudget Way podcast. In this finale episode you’ll hear from: Listeners who were challenged by what they heard Folks who’ve been inspired to take another look at […]


Buy a house... after giving savings away? (Pt 2)

Last time, we heard how Juliette and Chi-Ming sold their home. But, did they find an affordable home to move in to? Hear the second half of the story. In this episode you’ll hear: What kinds of homes they considered How they planned to buy without savings What compromises they made along the way How […]


Buy a house... after giving savings away? (Pt 1)

Thinking of buying a home? Hear Juliette and Chi-Ming share part of their unconventional story of looking for a new home, and the unexpected generosity they experienced. In this episode you’ll hear: Why they decided to move away from the home they loved Who they decided to sell their old house to How they thought […]


Saving 1/3 of every paycheck

How much have you saved for your next big purchase? Katey’s got a huge one in front of her: grad school. Hear how she saved up for the big expense. In this episode you’ll hear: How Katey managed to graduate from college without loans Why Katey chose to go to grad school and study architecture […]


When saving for college isn't enough

College isn’t cheap, and sometimes savings aren’t enough. Brendan and his parents talk about saving for college… and how they made it work when savings didn’t cover it. In this episode you’ll hear: How they started planning when their kids were young What they did when they realized they couldn’t save enough Advice they got […]


Budgeting for baby & childcare

Balancing work, babies, and budgets? Hear Chi-En and Bruce share how they decided whether to stay at home or work — and how they planned for childcare costs. In this episode you’ll hear: How they planned to budget for baby What kinds of childcare options they considered, or didn’t The implications of childcare costs on […]


Buy a car. Give a car?

Most budgeters would recommend buying a car with cash, driving it into the ground, and selling what’s left for scraps. That’s not what Jeff did. In this episode you’ll hear: Why Jeff decided to buy a new car even though he had a perfectly good one What was important when deciding what to do with […]


Downsizing on the way to retirement

Do you have a retirement plan? Matt & Jenelle have gotten started on theirs. It involves moving onto a boat… In this episode you’ll hear: How they’re starting a new chapter as empty nesters Why they made the decision to live on a houseboat How they will deal with downsizing from 3BR to 1 tiny […]


2 people. 1 couple. 1 budget.

Is it hard or easy to share money with another person? Hear from Becky & Kenny as they share their experience of budgeting for the first time as a married couple. In this episode you’ll hear: Some of the struggles they faced sharing finances for the first time How they’re different — and how they’re […]


How Karisa found an apartment on a budget

Finding an apartment can be tough. From figuring out what’s affordable, to being rejected by prospective landlords, it’s all pretty challenging. On top of that, how do you know what’s a “must have” and what’s not? In this episode, Karisa shares her experience of looking for her first apartment. Here’s what you’ll hear: how she […]


Welcome to the Goodbudget Way

There’s more to budgeting than just numbers. Maybe you’ve thought there’s got to be more to this budgeting thing than just sitting down, crunching numbers, and trying to cut spending so as to not go over budget. We’re right there with you. What’s amazing is that you (yes, you!) have found ways to make the […]