*No spoilers contained* We’re not going to make it a habit of dissecting the nuggets of personal finance wisdom that we can glean from popular shows or movies, but that just depends on the show. And in the case of Squid Game, there were way too many money lessons calling out to us to ignore. Personal finance is a fundamental aspect of our lives but oftentimes it’s an area that gets shunted to the side when it comes to the entertainment we consume- that certainly wasn’t Squid Game’s approach. Money is front and center, and even though we’re not going to dive into the specifics of the show and give away any details, there are still a ton of different lessons that we can learn. And the best part if you’ve trimmed Netflix from your monthly budget- you don’t have to be a fan of the show in order to appreciate this episode!
- Check out my review of Medi-Share, a health sharing plan that Joel and his family recently joined as well. This is how we get our monthly healthcare premiums down to $250 a month.
- The paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research we referred to that helps explain why people stay poor.
- 78% of former NFL players find themselves in financial trouble within 2 years of the end of their playing career.
- Lifestyle creep is another reason we find ourselves in debt- listen for ways to combat it.
- 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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