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: reevaluating 2021 goals, new cheap travel hacks, the rising price of gasoline, federal unemployment benefits ending for some states, scoring sweet hiring bonuses, teenage hiring boom, free food, borrowing is back, whether you should take on debt in order to invest, expected returns in the stock market, & customer service problems with neobanks.

Additional links:

  • Even though BoltBus is shuttered, Joel’s favored Megabus is still delivering travelers at a really low cost. And if anyone out there combines a discounted bus trip with some Hipcamp‘ing, we want to hear from you!
  • Don’t forget to use the GasBuddy app to keep your gas station expenses low.
  • If you or someone you know has food insecurity, Google has a map for that. And you could even consider setting up your own ‘freedge‘.
  • Credit Card Tool – Looking for the right credit card for you? Then check out our new credit card tool that’ll help you to easily filter through all the cards based on your preferred airline, whether or not they have an annual fee, or simply by the cash back offer! Just toggle the sliders and you’ll know which card to consider.

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