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 got new life insurance policies, slower more expensive mail, finding the most affordable shipping options, Allstate tracking drivers, bosses monitoring employees, housing market chill pills, dying ain’t cheap, winter budget busters due to higher energy costs, contagious commerce, & free money in 529 plans.
- Joel and I both just got new life insurance policies via Policygenius. We’ve shared how great they are for years, but here’s how we recommend you to choose life insurance that’s affordable and easy to buy.
- It’s true- you can buy caskets and urns at Costco! And on the note of dying, Joel highly recommends Being Mortal & When Breath Becomes Air. Also be sure to look into joining your state’s funeral and memorial society- it’s really affordable and you can find more info at Funerals.org.
- EnergySage is a great resource if you’re looking to learn more about solar.
- And think you’re too good for community colleges? Don’t mock- they get it done!
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 $750 welcome offer that comes with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. 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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