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: higher fees for robo advisors, forgiveness freeze, DeFi debacle, cash stuffing to get ahead, sunsetting credit card benefits, college degree displeasure, streamlining college with direct admissions, states with the best 529 plans, and fine art vs the S&P.

Additional links:

  • Budgeting – Start a budget (here are 4 easy budgeting methods), or at the very least begin tracking with YNAB or Mint.
    • And it can be a really great idea to figure out how little it would take to live on with a bare bones budget, if the proverbial ish hits the fan.
  • College – Before applying for college, research to determine what you’re likely going to earn your first year out of college- and then limit your total student loans to that first year’s income. And you can research salary at Salary.com or dive into the data over at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    • CommonApp.org and Niche.com are two sites that are working directly with colleges to streamline the process for high school students- it’s worth giving it a shot!
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One comment on “Friday Flight: DeFi Debacle, Forgiveness Freeze, & Degree Displeasure – Episode 594

  1. Brett Nov 18, 2022


    Paul Allen died in 2018.