Episode 9: Achieving financial security with Pete Matthew
Most of us spend much more time planning our next vacation than we do our long term financial future: financial planning is tedious, depressing and requires us to address questions we’d rather avoid. I am certainly in the category of covering my bills, spending the rest and hoping the longer term takes care of itself. But I realise with some shock that I am actually closer to retirement than graduation in terms of years: I should probably grab hold of this, and am using this week’s podcast to find out where to start!
There was only one person to talk to: financial guru and presenter of award-winning podcast Meaningful Money, Pete Matthew. Pete has the rare gift of being able to discuss financial planning in a way that a) we can all understand and b) won’t put us to sleep. In short, he is insightful AND entertaining!
In this podcast you will discover:
- The three key questions you need to answer in order to achieve financial security
- The one bad habit that virtually guarantees you will never be able to retire
- Time-efficient ways of getting in control of your finances
Many of the facts and figures in the podcast relate to a UK resident, but the general principles apply wherever you live.
Pete himself is a fascinating example of how to leverage expertise to gain national and international profile via the internet. We talk a bit about his journey at the end of the interview.
Needless to say, I am a big fan of Pete and the Meaningful Money podcast. In one of the 150+ episodes I’m sure you will find an answer to your specific financial issue, so check it out here
Thanks so much for joining me this week. I’d be delighted to read about your experiences in the comment section below!
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