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: dumb fees on prepaid debit cards, avoiding rising auto insurance rates, fixing vs replacing your car, preparing for student loans this fall, and what’s a better gift: stocks or flowers? And then after the break, Jon Acuff joins us to talk about how he once bought a package of 48 haircuts in order to save money. We get serious though and quickly discuss his new book, “Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking” where we cover the difference between overthinking and being prepared, how to determine if we have soundtracks that are keeping us from attaining our goals, and overcoming imposter syndrome.

Be sure to check out Jon’s podcast All it Takes is a Goal and you can find his new book Soundtracks everywhere!

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2 comments on “Friday Flight: Fix Your Car, The Solution to Overthinking, & What’s a Better Gift: Stocks or Flowers? – Episode 366

  1. Michelle S Jun 4, 2021

    Hi guys, just wanted to let you know that, as a former nursery school teacher, I loved the class parents who finally stopped the trend of prepaid gift cards and gave us cash instead. The cash was much more appreciated because I could use it to pay my bills or buy gas for my car! So don’t feel cheap about suggesting to the other parents that a gift of cash might be better for the teacher gift.

    • Awesome to know that cash is teacher-approved also. Thanks, Michelle!