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: capital gains taxes even if you didn’t sell, paying less at the pump, the best credit cards for cashback at gas stations, IRS refund tracker, living paycheck to paycheck on six figures, folks flocking to FIRE, higher costs for childcare, fatter paychecks, and eating organic for less.

  • Keep up with the insane rise of gas prices over at AAA’s gas tracker.
  • Like we mentioned, we think the easiest way to maximize your cashback at gas stations is to use the Citi Custom Cash Card at 5% with no annual fee. Learn more and compare the best cashback credit cards at
  • If you’re looking for a financial kick to the nuts, read you some Mr. Money Mustache if you’ve been living under a rock. (channeling my inner MMM)
You can’t beat the Chase Sapphire Preferred!
  • 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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