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Hello, friends! Thank you for listening to another season of Budgets and Cents, a podcast co-hosted by Cait Flanders and Carrie Smith Nicholson (Careful Cents).
Today’s conversation marks our 50th episode and is the finale of season four. The end of a season is always bittersweet, but we’re leaving on a high note. Throughout this season, we celebrated some amazing milestones, including hitting 325,000+ downloads of the podcast. Thank you so much for listening and being part of this community!
Before we wrap up this season, we want to talk about a very important topic: knowing your “why”. Knowing your why can help you make clear decisions regarding all areas of your life. It gives you the motivation to strive for your goals and dreams, bust through your fears and figure out what your boundaries are. But figuring out your why isn’t always simple or easy. And if you don’t have a why, it can cause you to make a lot of bad decisions or put money towards things you don’t really value.
In this episode, we share some exercises and questions that can help figure out your why. As you answer these questions, remember: you’re never going to arrive at the finish line. Your why will change numerous times as you age and mature.
At the end of the episode, we share what our plans are during the break and when you can expect the launch of our next season. Thanks for sharing your summer with us! We’ll see you in 2018.
Resources and links:
- Read: 7 Questions to Uncover Your Why | The Obituary Exercise for Your Legacy
- Listen: Why Start With Why? | Your Legacy
- Brooke McAlary: Destination Simple (Book)
- Simon Sinek: Starting With Why (Book) | TED Talk
- Pre-order: The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
- Cait’s blog: Cait Flanders
- Read: My Perfect Day (in 5 Years)
- Carrie’s blog: Careful Cents
- Read: How I Lost $12,000 a Year