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: Bobby Bonilla made the wrong decision, keeping utility costs low during scorching heat, peak inflation with costs coming down, appreciating used cars, personal rates of inflation, saving money sucks, Peloton disabling treadmills, new Venmo fees, Gen Zers and Millennials are being targeted with new scams, high costs of title insurance, avoiding extended car warranties, student loan interest rates have increased, & book giveaway winners!

  • Nest Thermostats are great but check and see if your power company offers a rebate first.
  • Make it harder to lose money to scammers by freezing your credit.
  • And winners of the “Raid Our Bookshelf” giveaway from last week are: B.Saconn, Megul22, and Evle3. We’ll be reaching out to you via email!
  • 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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