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.

  • 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‘.
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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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