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This week Jason speaks to IT worker Jonathan, who explains how he learnt the value of money and financial resilience doing paid work when he was a teenager.
Jonathan also explains how he and his wife's life values and priorities helped them ignore the siren calls of others to buy a bigger home, thereby becoming completely debt-free in their mid 30s.
And be sure to listen to the end when Jonathan explains why he stays humble and continues to improve his understanding of money.
Jason Butler is a columnist for The Financial Times, where as 'The Wealthman', he writes about personal finance related issues. He is Head of Financial Education at Salary Finance and also provides expert commentary on personal finance to the BBC, Sky and a range of other publications.
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