In this episode, I interview Jeff Bouwman, author of Your Income, Your Life. We talk about the #1 cause of stress and anxiety in the majority of people’s lives – finances. Jeff shares his advice on creating a budget and getting our finances under control.
Jeff Bouwman is a Canadian financial author, accountant, leader, speaker, and educator. His writing and work strongly focus on financial health and well-being as the catalyst for all other areas of personal development.
After ultimately landing his ideal career position, Jeff came to realize that the important things in life could not be paid for, and he went through a significant personal transformation. Jeff left his dream job, and went on to make significantly less in a new role. In the process, he was able to pay off a substantial portion of his debt, while at the same time, improve his overall health and well-being. His decision to look at finances as a catalyst to total health changed the trajectory of his life.
Jeff counsels other parents on a global scale by providing private counseling services. He is using his background as a financial accountant, his years working with budgets, and his passion to read every book on consumer finances to help others avoid the same mistakes he made.
Jeff’s purpose is to propel those who want more from their lives to increasingly higher levels of financial health and personal wealth. He teaches people that cash is crucial, communication is king, and time trumps all.
His goal is to equip every parent with the tools to achieve their goals and become a better, more fulfilled human being.
Jeff resides in London, Ontario, with his wife Marcia, and they have three daughters: Avery, Irelyn, and Harper.
Some Questions We Ask:
- When he hears the word successful, who’s the first person that comes to mind and why?
- What were some of the inflection points in his life that have brought him to where he is?
I recognize that each and every day is a gift and that I can choose to be in whatever mood I want to be in.
- Does he have one or two books that have most impacted him, and why?
- If he could have dinner with one person he admires, past or present, who would it be and why?
What You’ll Learn in this Episode:
- One or two key things or tactics that helped Jeff shift his mindset
- Levels of family finance and business finance and their differences
- Financial advice for a married couple in a specific situation
Money to men is different than what it is to women.
- One action step that would be most valuable to somebody who wants to continue to get better to manage their finances, whether or not they’re in debt, whether they have their finances in control or not
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