It’s time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s financial news and the impact on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we distill it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to kick off the weekend informed and help you to continue to make smart money moves. In this episode we cover some relevant and helpful stories like: boosted HSA contribution limits, making the most of the student loan pause, foibles of student loan forgiveness, Buffett’s brilliance, how much crypto you should own, how death causes us to spend more, rent-a-bank payday lenders ripping people off, trading dollars for data, what higher interest rates mean for you, fraudulent medical bills on your credit report, & better ways to use social media.
- Investing – I’m not sure who needs to hear this but Health Savings Accounts, or HSAs, are the ultimate retirement accounts.
- Credit report – File a complaint with the CFPB if a credit bureau refuses to correct an error on your credit report.
- Social media – don’t get distracted, install the newsfeed eradicator plugin!
- 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 80,000 points that come with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. That’s $1,000 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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