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: naming our vans so we do a better job maintaining them, more payments for getting vaccinated, what to do with a tax refund, employers dropping college degree requirements, worker shortages, negotiating your pay or benefits, robots taking our jobs, wasting money on identity theft monitoring, is financial literacy or extra money more important, Robinhood vs Warren Buffett, more household wealth in the stock market than ever, & avoiding State Department delays by renewing your passport now.
Additional links from this episode:
- If you’re not sure what to do with your tax refund, then look no further than our 7 Money Gears: When to do What with your Money
- Take a little break from work and check out this dystopian looking warehouse where the robots are zooming around in this warehouse fulfillment center.
- Please make sure that you, or someone you know, isn’t still paying for AOL!
- We’re fans of Robinhood, but you shouldn’t be investing your money in a brokerage account unless you’re maxing out a tax advantaged account like a Roth IRA first! If you like the ease of use that comes with investing via an app, then check out M1 which allows you to invest within an IRA (which isn’t an option with Robinhood).
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Best friends out!