Our guest today is Matt Jabs, blogger and founder of Debt Free Adventure, a blog designed to help the author stay accountable for getting out of debt. Debt Free Adventure is one of my favorites among new personal finance blogs.
Today’s discussion focuses on the concept of giving yourself a raise, an important way to improve your financial condition, particularly in an economic environment that is supporting fewer raises from your employer. Tom Dziubek and I explore this concept with Matt Jabs and discover a number of ways you can give yourself a raise today.
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[00:00] Introduction from Tom Dziubek
[00:33] Interview with Matt Jabs of Debt Free Adventure
— [01:10] Matt’s inspiration for writing about personal finance
— [02:57] Giving yourself a raise at home
— [04:26] How to give yourself a raise
— [08:41] Creating a personal trigger to change your mindset
— [10:24] Living outside the box
— [12:16] Finding and following your passions
— [14:29] The journey is as important as reaching the goal itself
— [15:59] Dealing with customer service reps
— [21:39] Do it yourself
— [25:17] How it adds up
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Updated December 15, 2017 and originally published August 30, 2009.