How to fund a work sabbatical when opportunity knocks with the Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise star and Laurel Road exec Derek Peth

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Reality TV can be a job- but it often doesn’t pay like one. To film The Bachelorette and later Bachelor in Paradise Derek Peth had to take a break from his paying job in commercial banking. That’s where his emergency fund savings became the star of the show. 

In Derek's money story you will learn:

  • How he was invited to be on The Bachelor without even applying

  • How he approached his boss at his 9-5 job at the time since he was limited in what he could say, and had no idea how long he would be gone from the job

  • The role his emergency fund played in allowing him the financial freedom to accept the opportunity to appear on The Bachelorette and later on, Bachelor in Paradise.

In Derek’s money lesson you will learn:

  • How to focus more than just getting to the next paycheck, and the upside rewards once you can do that.

  • How to be more mindful with your time.

In Derek's everyday money tip you will learn:

  • How to figure out if you can save money by refinancing your student loans

In My Take you will learn:

  • Why emergency funds aren't just for when bad things happen

  • How to enjoy fun things like reality TV shows, but still manage your time and productivity

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