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: Joel’s favorite wallet, free or discounted ACA health coverage, college health insurance plans, Target and Walmart paying for college, the slippery slope of buy now pay later, index fund investors saving $357 billion, higher priced diapers, furniture delays, & getting paid more.
- August 15th is the deadline to enroll and potentially qualify for discounted health coverage- you can compare at your state’s site if it has it’s own marketplace, over at HealthCare.gov, or check out HealthSherpa to compare and research plans.
- Index funds are how you invest while keeping fees and expenses either at a minimum (VOO & VTI) or completely free (FZROX).
- Joyfully Thriving was the mom blog we came across that did the cost breakdown of all the diapers including different sizes as well as bulk purchasing. Check it out, but if you want the TLDR- Aldi and Walmart are consistently the more affordable.
- Extra cash – 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 60,000 points that come with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards! 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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