Friday Flight episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover a lot of interesting topics like how Aldi is expanding, back to school spending is expected to be higher than ever, where to check if you haven’t received your federal tax refund yet, and how to go about getting out of a lease. After all of that we cover how mortgage rates are at 50 year lows, no closing cost refinancing, and how the options available to us as retail consumers are decreasing.
Links from this episode:
- These are the power line adapters that Joel used to beef up the WiFi in his house. Or another option is to create an additional internet access point by using an old wireless router you have laying around.
- Check the status of your refund with the IRS if you haven’t received yours yet.
- The National Low Income Housing Coaltion has a list of resources state by state that you can turn to for rental assistance if you are struggling right now.
- If you’re looking to take advantage of crazy low interest rates right now and are considering refinancing your home, then be sure to check out Credible.
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