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Apr 29, 2021

The budget tip of the week explains why as of 4/28/21 this may be the worst time to buy a home. 

Since April of 2020 lumber prices have jumped 200% and are adding approximately $24,000 to the price of a new home. 

Prices for steel have risen 22% in the last three months.

Since April of 2020 the price for copper has...


Apr 26, 2021

This week's episode reviews the Life and Crimes of Bernie Madoff who passed away on 4/14/21. 

How he designed and executed the most well-known Ponzi scheme in history; when did the scheme start, how his legitimate  businesses masked his client business? Who were his investors and how was restitution granted.

In the...


Apr 22, 2021

The budget the tip of the week explains the value of not buying hanging baskets of flowers and opting to opting to purchase flats of flowers.

The cost can be 50% less and this can be a nice impact to disposable income in the budget. 

This also allows for more creativity in making baskets on your own. 


Apr 19, 2021

This episode reviews the College Admissions Scandal documentary on Netflix. Rick Singer the mastermind behind the "side door" method created a system to get students into prestigious schools through a "dummy" charitable orgninization. 

With this set up, rich and well-known parents paid Rick Singer to where he took the...


Apr 15, 2021

The budget tip of the week, explains the value of knowing the break even point with budgeting. 

At what point after buying a new product or service does it pay for itself over your current choice? 

Once this is determined, then you will begin to see increased disposable income in the budget.