We’re kicking off the week by answering listener questions! And if you have a question that you’d like for us to answer on the show, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask , send us your voice memo. Regardless of how random or bizarre you might think it is, we want to hear it!

  1. Should I pay my statement balance or my current balance, and what’s the difference?
  2. What happens to money that is in unused 529 plan?
  3. Am I being Frugal or Cheap by hacking the meal kit delivery service promotions?
  4. Does it make sense to wipe out my student loans if it means it’s going to wipe out my savings?
  5. I’ve inherited a house- should I rent it as an investment property or just go ahead and sell it?
  • We talked about roasting coffee at home at the beginning off this episode- for those interested, here’s the book, the air popper, and the beans that Kate got me for Christmas!
  • We talked about responsible credit card usage which is what we recommend- also, see what credit cards we use to maximize those benefits!
  • Listen to why we think saving for your kid’s college is overrated.
  • But if you are contributing to a 529 plan, check out Backer.com if others are looking for an easy and direct way to contribute to your child’s 529.
  • We referenced our 7 Money Gears during this episode. It’s important to know what your next financial moves should be before you take action!
  • Extra cash – And regardless of where you are on the path to financial independence, we believe in the responsible use of credit cards. It’s smart to utilize the additional benefits that credit cards offer- for instance the 60,000 points that come with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards! This is no joke- I’ve already done this myself which we discussed on a recent episode after I met the initial spending requirements of $4,000 over 3 months!

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2 comments on “Ask HTM: Frugal or Cheap-Meal Kit Edition, What Happens to Unused 529 Plans, & Inherited Real Estate Taxes – Episode 478

  1. Esther Feb 23, 2022

    Please drop those links for roasting your own coffee! I am intrigued

    • Updated the notes so that those links are in there- check em out! I actually roasted some more coffee last night while I was cleaning the dishes.