March 1, 2023

[Ep. 356] Why There Is No Wrong Way to Budget with Jesse Mecham

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“You don’t need to worry about what the money should be doing because you know what the money must do.”
– Jesse Mecham, Founder of You Need A Budget


If you’ve been a long-time listener of the More Money Podcast, then it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I think budgeting is an amazing tool when it comes to getting your financial life together. That’s why this week I’m so excited to have Jesse Mecham, founder of You Need A Budget, on the show to discuss how he turned his budget spreadsheet into one of the most popular budgeting platforms around.

Jesse Mecham is a personal finance expert, business leader, podcast host, author, and founder of You Need A Budget. He’s a self-proclaimed “recovering CPA,” passionate about budgeting and his four-rule method for keeping track of spending, saving money, and building wealth.

In this episode, Jesse explains what his four-rule method is and why he thinks there is no wrong way to budget. We also discuss how to approach budgeting and money in relationships and the importance of teaching your kids about personal finance from an early age. I hope this episode gives you a boost of motivation and reassurance that everyone is still figuring it out, even the experts!

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