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: we’ll see you at Monday Night Garage tonight, savings rates to the moon, Series I Savings Bonds paying over 7%, credit card debt leading to poor physical health, dodging debt collectors, gig companies under fire, sustainable investing scams, female investors outperforming their male counterparts, and one stingy Shaq.
- Head to TreasuryDirect.gov and snag you some i bonds paying over 7%
- Knowing your state’s statute of limitations can be helpful if you find yourself overwhelmed with debt- you should still pay if you can, but if you can’t you should know what debts are legally collectable.
- We referenced previous episodes: the insidious nature of gig work, our convo with the guys at Earn Your Leisure, & our interview with Liz Frazier on kids.
- 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 80,000 points that come with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. That’s $1,000 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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