Time for our Friday Flight! These episodes are a sampling of 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 get ahead with your money. In this episode we explain some relevant and helpful stories like: the results of Matt’s Aldi vs Costco experiment, expensive real Christmas trees, plummeting savings rates, the $42 billion question, Robinhood recommending retirement, Roth coming out on top, ludicrous litigation, the cable comeback, illegitimate identity theft claims, a credit score that’s good enough, & keeping your energy bill low this winter.
- Robinhood – Be sure to read the fine print with Robinhood before you go all in with their new IRAs, but a brokerage provided match is pretty sweet!
- Credit score – We touched on the fact that you don’t need a perfect credit score– check out that episode!
- Debt – For help with overwhelming debt, check out free services offered by the NFCC (National Foundation for Credit Counseling) and Money Management International.
- Utility bills – If you or someone you know is having trouble paying their heating bills, assistance is available through the low-income energy assistance program. Reach out to your state’s program manager or directly to your energy provider.
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