Time for our Friday Flight! These episodes are a sampling of 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 get ahead with your money. In this episode we cover some relevant and helpful stories like: I bonds are still paying big, cutting back on gift giving, Balenciaga babies, kicking Coinstar to the curb, the worst time to tap your 401k, calming compounding, 529 accounts for all the wrong reasons, groceries from 2019, & interest rates hitting car payments.

Additional links:

  • I bonds – Head to TreasuryDirect.gov and snag you some I bonds- they’re still paying a solid rate!
  • Minimalist Christmas – Listen to our convo last year with Meg Nordmann.
  • Saving for college – 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.
  • Expensive cars – the easiest way to not have a car payment (other than paying in cash), is by not getting that car in the first place! Hear our thoughts on cutting a car from your life.
  • Newsletter – Don’t forget to sign up for the best personal finance newsletter in all the land! It’s completely free and something we create to help you along your journey to financial freedom. It drops every Tuesday morning and you can always unsubscribe if you don’t dig it!
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