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On this episode, I talk with Melanie Lockert of the website Dear Debt and one of the founders of the Lola Retreat I had the pleasure to attend in April. Melanie shares her story of being in debt, how she managed to get out of debt, where her blog came into helping her stay motivated, and how the Lola Retreat came to be.

Links from the show:

Dear Debt

Lola Retreat

20 Things About Melanie

Buy Melanie's Book: Dear Debt: A Story About Breaking Up With Debt 

Connect with Melanie:

Twitter @DearDebtBlog

Twitter @LolaRetreat

Instagram @DearDebt

Instagram @LolaRetreat

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On this episode, I talk to Kristin Wong of Get Money

Kristin Wong is a freelance writer who regularly contributes to the New York Times, The Cut, and Lifehacker. She started out writing for one of my favorite blogs, Get Rich Slowly. 

We discuss how Kristin started out writing about personal finance and how she's come to write a resourceful book for everyone to learn to take back control of their finances. Our chat includes a few chapters of her book, Get Money, and also a fun discussion about a few of the articles she's written about worrying and cursing!

Links from the show:

How to Be Better at Worrying (The Cut)

Kristin Wong

Calm.com FREE for Schools

Further Reading:

Get Money: Live the Life You Want, Not Just the Life You Can Afford

Social Media:

Follow Kristin on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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On this episode, I talk with Jaime and Chris Durheim of Keep Thrifty! We discuss how Jaime's love for a more minimalist lifestyle helped them to achieve a mini-retirement for Chris and what their plans are in the coming years. You'll learn the story behind the Little White Shack they have planned as well as how they came to focus on major shared dreams.

Links from the show:

Keep Thrifty

Keep Thrifty App

Jamie DeClutters

Our Freedom Story

Further Reading:

The Seven Levels of Intimacy by Matthew Kelly

My Year With Eleanor by Noelle Hancock   Social Media:   Keep Thrifty on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest  
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On this episode of The Lifelong Learning Podcast, I share some of my latest fears doing the show and all about fermenting various types of yeast. Whether you're looking to make a fresh homemade pizza, a loaf of bread, or working with SCOBYs like Kombucha and Kefir you'll want to hear some of the great tips for keeping the yeast happy on this episode! In addition, I share my experiences getting into fermentation with champagne yeast when making hard ciders.

If you have experience with different types of yeast, I'd love to hear your thoughts or what you've experienced. Please leave a comment on the show notes page or send me an email at kate @ katenesi.com

Links from the episode:

Seed Mat Warmers

Gallon Jugs

Airlocks

Kefir Grains

Champagne Yeast

Active Dry Yeast

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Personal finance blogger JD Roth discusses financial strategies, get out of debt tips, and running!

JD started Get Rich Slowly in 2006 to document his personal journey to get out of debt. Then, he shared what he learned about savings and investing. Twelve years later, Roth managed to reach early retirement! JD will help you master your money — and your life. No scams. No gimmicks. Just smart money advice to help you get rich slowly.

Recommended Reading:

Other Financial Blogs:

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On this episode, I talk with Beth Ridson from the wonderfully fun blog Shut Up and Run. Beth has inspired me for years and she is who I'd like to be when I grow up! Beth's words are encouraging and she is full of great information for anyone on a new or old running journey or looking to face new challenges in life. Be inspired! Shut up and run!

Links from the show:

Shut Up and Run.net

Beth's Races

I'm Ultra Excited for This

TomTom Spark

Connect with Beth Risdon:

Twitter @shutuprun

Facebook @shut up and run

Instagram @shutuprun

Blog http://www.shutupandrun.net/

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Just a quick note to say Thank You! to the most important person who made me the lifelong learner I am today. Without my Dad, I am not sure I would be doing half of what I do now.

Daddy, thank you.

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On this episode, I talk with Mike from Maplewoodshop. I recently took a course with Mike to learn how to use hand tools in woodworking and more about this great venture to bring woodworking back to the forefront of lifelong learning. This was a great conversation with Mike and he shared some awesome resources to check out!

 

Links from the show:

Lost Art Press

Paul Sellers

Building to Teach

 

Recommended Books:

By Hound & Eye: A Plain & Easy Guide to Designing Furniture with No Further Trouble by Jim Tolpin

The Essential Woodworker by Robert Wearing

 

Connect with Mike Schloff:

Maplewoodshop

@MaplewoodshopNJ

Facebook

Instagram @Maplewoodshop

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On this episode, I talk with Jeff from The Happy Philosopher: A Guide to Freedom and Happiness. We discuss how he came to starting his blog and what the core message is that he wants to share. We talk cars, news, and killing your television!

Links mentioned on the show:

Frugality Matters

Utility, Happiness, & Cost

Kill Your Television!

Why Your Life Never Seems to Change

 

How to Find Jeff:

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

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This episode goes into further detail on our story from our experience living the frugal good life. I share our ups and downs financially and how we came to find the frugal life, plus a few tips to get yourself started on the journey.

Click here to get a copy of our Budget Spreadsheet or download in Microsoft Excel.

Mentioned on the Show:

Frugal vs. Cheap

House of #Edtech Podcast Episode 52: No Cash Left Behind

Simple Dollar

Get Rich Slowly

I hope you enjoy the show! Please share your thoughts in the comments below :)

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