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Dec 30, 2021

This week’s topic is on the cost of dry cleaning and is it safe to wash the clothes at home?

Dry cleaning is one of the most overlooked items in the budget and oftentimes it is not accounted for. The first question is how much does it cost each year. 

The unfortunate thing is that this is not a tracked statistic;...

Dec 27, 2021

In this week's episode we handle a financial hodgepodge of questions from listeners. 

1: Should congress be able to create legislation around crypto when are owners of it.

2. We examine a question that asks: what percentage of the bills  should be paid when the home is owned by the other partner. 

3. We cover a story...

Dec 23, 2021

This week’s topic is about realized capital gains before the year ends. 

As the year ends it is a common practice for investors to balance losses against gains to minimize taxes that are paid to the IRS each year. 

This applies to ownership in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, options and even crypto. 

When owing these...

Dec 22, 2021

This week’s topic centers on whether it is better to buy a natural Christmas tree versus an artificial one

In recent years, there has been a debate that purchasing an artificial tree is a better long-term solution to that of a natural tree.

Let’s start with artificial trees: there are many reports that they last...

Dec 20, 2021

This week we cover the growing trend of why Millennials and Gen Y's are waiting to have kids or opting out having them at all. Some common reasons include the social system, the environment and the affordability.   

In the roundtable we discuss alternative social gatherings for Thanksgiving and the holiday season....