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 during these trying times. In this episode we cover some relevant and helpful stories like: scoring some HTM socks!, finally time for a recession, ginormous jackpots, using dumb personal loans to build wealth, fintech promising too good to be true savings rates, Overdraft Protection Act, the case of the $5,000 Springsteen tickets, expensive algorithms, fake reviews, student loan pause likely to be extended, geriatric roomates to save big, going with store brands, and conspicuous consumption if you’re into foot stuff.
- Renovate to build wealth – Realize that you’re only getting a fraction of the cost of home renovations back as value in the home.
- Reducing rent – look to Nesterly.com to find an older roommate.
- Socks – Like we mentioned, send us an email at HowToMoneyPod@gmail.com with a screenshot of your review before end of day Wednesday, and you’ll have a chance to win one of five pairs of HTM socks!
- Speaking of free socks, here’s a chance at free socks for life with Darn Tough
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- 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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