Episode 98: Normal Sucks. How to be Weird (with money) with Michelle Bobrow

This post may contain affiliate links or links from our sponsors. Read our disclosure policy here.

My Guest on the Show…


Michelle was completely normal….and it sucked.

She lived the American Dream and attended college with the false belief that everyone graduates college, gets a 6-figure job, and lives happily ever after.

Except….it didn’t work out that way.

Instead, Michelle graduated college with $50k worth of student loan debt. Instead of landing a 6-figure salary, she lands a job making $25k per year while living in New York City.

Then she had to move in with her parents and things started going from hopeful to hopeless quickly.

Now the good news: Michelle decided enough was enough and changed the way she looked at money forever.

In fact, Michelle took massive levels of action and paid down her $50k in student loans over the next five years.

And now she’s sharing her story with us!

Are you enjoying the podcast?

If you do, would you be willing to leave a review for the show here? The more reviews the podcast receives, the more people will learn about it!

The Money Peach Podcast is brought to you by my #1 online program for showing you how to budget, how much to save, how to manage your debt payoff, when to save for retirement, what to teach your kids about money, and how to build a legacy to last beyond your lifetime.

If you find yourself continuing to live paycheck-to-paycheck and wondering where all the money went at the end of the month, it’s time to finally make a positive change. Welcome to the class they forgot to teach you about money – Awesome Money Course.

Mentioned in this Episode


Michelle’s site: The Holistic Wallet

Quiz: Where to Focus Your Financial Energy

This is How by Augusten Burroughs

Awesome Money Course


Show Notes

Michelle’s money mindset growing up [2:29]

Graduating into the recession [6:22]

Why normal sucks [7:56]

You’re not alone and finding a way out [9:25]

Two kinds of being lucky [10:44]

Why adults are living with their parents and a shocking statistic [13:03]

Reading the fine print [20:36]

Taking her money seriously [24:29]

Chris Peach Author 150x150

Chris Petrie

Chris (Peach) Petrie is a personal finance expert, money coach, speaker and podcaster.

In 2011, Chris and his family were exhausted from living paycheck-to-paycheck and facing a mountain of debt. They started going against the society standards of misbehaving with money and made the decision to take back control of their lives and money. Within seven months they paid off $52,000, started saving like crazy and began building real wealth.

The word spread fast and Chris started showing friends how to create a budget over dinner. Soon after he started showing their friends how to do the same and eventually Chris started teaching personal finance classes around the community. As the need for the classes grew, Chris launched Money Peach in 2015.

Money Peach was created to help everyday people remove the stress and fear of money by showing them how to save more, make more, and keep more of their money.

Chris Peach has been featured in places like Business Insider, The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and CheddarTV.

When Chris isn’t at “work” he can be found at the Crossfit gym or riding on the fire truck — Chris is also a full-time firefighter in Phoenix, Arizona.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Want to save more money and pay off debt?

Great! Grab the free budget mini course where I will give you a budget and show you exactly how to use it! The same budget I used to pay off $52k in debt, save money and build wealth!



Scroll to Top