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: what to watch out for when switching to an online bank, employer-matched savings accounts on the rise, IKEA buying back your furniture, the easiest way to get all of the shampoo out of a bottle, annoying hotel fees on the horizon, simple tricks to supercharge your retirement account, the underutilized Roth 401k, falling investment fees, avoiding eviction through federal rental assistance, & where to save the most on a refinance.

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2 comments on “Friday Flight: Employer-Matched Savings Accounts, Annoying Hotel Fees, & Where to Save the Most on a Refinance – Episode 405

  1. Turner Sep 4, 2021

    With federal rent assistance the issue lies with the programs. Many of them have stopped accepting applications or haven’t even built an access portal to their city/county. I checked Atlanta and they have currently stopped accepting applications. This is a case of poor management and not poor outreach.


    • Thanks for that, Turner. The rollout of these programs has been continually bungled. Fortunately we’re not seeing evictions skyrocketing right now. But I still wish that money had actually flowed into the hands of renters in need.