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.
And regardless of where you are on the path to financial independence, we believe in the responsible use of credit cards. It’s smart to utilize the additional benefits that credit cards offer- for instance the $750 welcome offer that comes with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. This is no joke- I’ve already done this myself which we discussed on a recent episode after I met the initial spending requirements of $4,000 over 3 months!
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