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Cheat On Your Bank-It’s Not Your Girlfriend. [Bitches Get Riches] — “When it comes to banks, I am a proud philanderer. Practically a libertine! A player! I keep money here; I keep money there… it all depends on what’s most useful and effective for both my long- and short-term money goals. Here’s where I keep my money and why.” (Submitted by J. Money.)
Episode 24: Grants for Autistic Family members with Sheletta Brundridge. [Mom Autism Money] —” You can use this money to fund therapy and healthcare needs, on top of everyday needs like weighted blankets, trampolines, fences, and home security systems. We’ll talk about how to find grants, how to write a successful application essay, and how to avoid scams as you conduct your search.” (Submitted by Tarsha.)
Trust Where You Are. [Millennial Money]— “Remember, this is not a race. This is about building a life you love on your own terms and in your own way. There is no set path. Only your path. All progress is progress.” (Submitted by J. Money.)
Lightyear Could Just Be the Best App for Investing. [Money Side Up] – “This isn’t like a trading app either, so you don’t have to worry about jargon! Instead, this is one of the best apps for buying ETFs. These are exchange traded funds – which means you can buy into hundreds or thousands of stocks in just a few easy clicks. This means it’s not overwhelming like other investing apps.” (Submitted by Tarsha.)
Why Quitting is Underrated. [Annie Duke] – “This is the issue with grit. It can get you to stick to hard things that are worthwhile, but it can also get you to stick to hard things that are no longer worthwhile – like after your fibula snaps at mile eight. Throughout our lives, it turns out we are not very good listeners when the world tells us that we should stop.” (Submitted by Jim Wang.)