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: the big tax-prep software companies opt-out of IRS Free File, 1 in 7 workers are now remote, invasive inflation on car and home taxes, crypto scams and celebrity lawsuits, buy now pay later counting towards your credit score, credit bureau ineptitude, debt repair companies are pointless, & the push to limit insider trading by members of Congress.
- Some of the non-profits that winners of our Cash Giveaway/Giveaway donated their $100 to: The Nature Conservancy, California Hospice and Palliative Care Association, Cooperative for Education, Letters to a Pre-Scientist, Haven, and many local organizations as well!
- IRS Free File. Learn more about different software that does accommodate Free File at the Free File Alliance but Cash App Taxes looks to be a great option.
- Our interview with Michelle Singletary on episode 373.
- 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 80,000 points that come with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. That’s $1,000 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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