Ken Greene talks with one of the founders of You Need A Budget, Jesse Mecham. The company was founded in 2004 while Jesse was in college and is now the leading personal budgeting app, helping hundreds of thousands of people break the paycheck to paycheck cycle, get out of debt, and save more money. Stay tuned and enjoy it!

Ken Greene transitioned from being a Professional Engineer (P.E.) to the “Engineer of Finance.” His goal is to help people become financially independent and earn better yields with less risk by investing Off Wall Street.


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Show Notes

  • You Need a Budget background and story – 3:40
  • Starting to budget – 4:39
  • Launching the actual software – 7:03
  • Why budgeting is important – 9:05
  • Budgeting as permission to spend – 11:38
  • What do you think about when it comes to budget? – 18:19
  • A new way of thinking – 20:18
  • Changing the idea of how money flows – 21:24
  • What distinguishes Jesse from his competitors – 24:12
  • Budgeting is fun – 25:31
  • Staying focused on what you are doing – 30:00
  • Explaining the 34-day trial – 30:38
  • Training couples to succeed – 31:56
  • Having conversations about money without talking about money – 32:40
  • Think about what you want and how you can get there – 33:56
  • Reach out Jesse’s company – 35:35

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