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 interesting and helpful stories like: appealing your property tax assessment, crazy rich millennials, eating out is getting pricier, shrinkflation and generics brands, rising rents, using target date funds incorrectly, shady ways to pay for college, & why paying with cash isn’t always a bad idea.

  • As we’re seeing our grocery budgets increase, now is a good time to consider what to keep in mind when deciding between generics and name brands.
  • Don’t sweat it if you’re holding a target date fund, in addition to some others funds- as long as you’re doing it intentionally. And if you’re wondering how we invest our money…
  • Check out the Wall Street Journal’s debt to income ratio chart if you’re considering a graduate degree.
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2 comments on “Friday Flight: Crazy Rich Millennials, Rising Rents, & A Shady Way to Pay for College – Episode 387

  1. Hey! I’m such a big Aldi fan as well – just went there for a grocery run today. I love telling my friends who shop at other stores about the magic of Aldi. That said, do you know what I always use as the example of “those few items that may not exactly compare to the name brand”? The Aldi “Doritos.” For me, they are not worth the calories and they are absolutely not close to Doritos. Thanks for what you guys do!

    • Haha. I’ve had a few listeners reach out and say the same thing after I made those comments. I’m gonna have to get my tastebuds checked!