BiggerPockets Money Podcast 40: Taking Command of Your Finances by Understanding (& Controlling) Money with Joe Saul-Sehy

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Today we chat with Joe Saul-Sehy from Stacking Benjamins. Joe shares his money story, which starts off with him figuring out how to get into debt, then discovering he didn’t like being there.

He learned that you can’t diagnose what’s wrong with you until you have it all in front of you, so he laid everything out and started a monthly money date with his wife to get everything sorted out and under control.

Joe has three fantastic tips to help you stay on your chosen financial path. He also shares the four assumptions about the FIRE community that are wrong.

This episode will help you take command of your finances and steer your life in the direction you truly want it to go.

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In This Episode We Cover:

  • Joe’s journey with money
  • Started off his life making a ton of bad assumptions
  • Growing up with a payment lifestyle family
  • How to hack your way to wealth
  • The importance of tracking your spending
  • The changes he noticed in his lifestyle when he began learning about financial independence
  • Why you should consider paying down debt slowly and putting some money above the line
  • How he changed his mindset
  • The weekly money meeting he has with his wife
  • The importance of hanging out with people who are successful with money
  • Tips for connecting with groups
  • When you should get a mentor
  • How he paid off his debt
  • Looking at his business as an investment
  • How saving money became a game to him
  • His philosophy when it comes to investing
  • Wrong assumptions in the FIRE community
  • And SO much more!

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Tweetable Topics:

  • “I thought that spending more money equaled having more fun, equaled living your life better. That didn’t end up being true at all.” (Tweet This!)
  • “You can’t diagnose what’s wrong with you until you have it all in front of you.” (Tweet This!)
  • “Feel the fear and do it.” (Tweet This!)

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About Author

The BiggerPockets Money Podcast is for anyone who has money… or want to have more! Join BiggerPockets Community Manager Mindy Jensen and Director of Operations Scott Trench weekly for the BiggerPockets Money Podcast!
Each week, financial experts Mindy and Scott interview unique and powerful thought leaders about how to earn more, keep more, spend smarter, and grow your wealth.
You’ll get tips for getting your financial house in order and actionable advice from guests who have been in your shoes – and found their way out.

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