The Wealthy Budgeter First Post – Welcome :)

Welcome to the Wealthy Budgeter.

Hi We're Joel and Leah DePeri.

Thank you for visiting our website. We're glad you're here!


Who we are…

First, before we get started, we want you to know that we’re just like you.

Yes, we have made many mistakes along our journey. Some real bad ones too (like that crazy balloon mortgage that we took out when we bought our first home together).

However, we have done some really great things with our money too.

We want to share it all. The good times and the not so good.

Let us take a moment to tell you a bit about ourselves…

We have been married 19 years.
We have a son Joseph who is 15 years old.
We live outside New York City.

Our background is varied.

Leah – “I’m from the beautiful country of Georgia (for those of you who haven’t heard of it – it’s small, but incredibly scenic with the best food on earth). Times were very tough there for a few years though when we regained our independence from the Soviet Union. We had to burn tires for heat during the winter in our home (the smell was awful) and I lived briefly in a war zone. Those experiences have shaped the person I am today. As a result, I tend to be wise steward of my money and I am tremendously resilient.”

Joel – “In contrast to Leah, my life has been very comfortable. I’m a lifelong resident of New Jersey. I come from a middle class family who worked hard for all they have. I’m a wise money manager too. I am the budget nerd in my family. I keep track of every expense and create a monthly snapshot of our finances. I am optimistic about the the future and believe that its always possible to design the life that one dreams”.

Why are we blogging?

We sincerely believe that we can help our readers to be better money managers. We hope that we can inspire people to live their best life years earlier than they anticipated.

What are we going to be blogging about?

We have great compassion for those who are forced to live life paycheck to paycheck. We know personally what that is like (it’s painful, we know).

We hope to inspire people to cut their expenses and increase their income. Yes, its possible to pull yourself out of this ditch and live the life you deserve. You can do it!

What is our ultimate goal?

To help 1000 families climb out of the paycheck to paycheck trap and live a life where they’re free to do what they like.

How often will you hear from us?

We plan on posting once a week. We will also be emailing a weekly newsletter to our subscribers.

We hope to hear from you…

We’re interested in your viewpoint. Please share your thoughts with us in the comments area.

Feel free to contact us if you want to get in touch with us. We promise to answer within 24 hours.

Wishing you the best on your prosperous journey!

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