100 – Trade War

  In this episode KT discusses: What lead up to the current trade war How China’s and the United States strategies differ How it affects your personal economy   Key Takeaways:   The trade war could be keeping interest rates down Now is the time to buy appliances or refinance What it could mean for…

099 – The 1st Amendment vs. The Crazy Cost of Prescription Drugs

  In this episode KT discusses: The history of prescription drug ads on TV How the prescription drug industry works How much more Americans pay at the pharmacy compared to the rest of the world   Key Takeaways:   Find a good healthcare hacker Talk to your doctor about options The “charity partner” fallacy  …

098 – Helping Your Elder Parents Get What They Need

  In this episode KT discusses: How her family is handling an aging mother Using doctors to your advantage The importance of a family meeting   Key Takeaways:   Getting along with your siblings in this situation is important Offer to help, not take over (depending on your situation) Find an elder care planner or…

097 Housing Within Your Means

In this episode KT discusses: The 30% Rule Advice for first time home buyers The truth about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)   Key Takeaways:   Your apartment choice matters Strategies for saving while your renting Don’t think starter home, think 5-year home   Quote:   “Homeownership isn’t supposed to be renting with a real estate…

096 – Summer Spending Tips

In this episode KT discusses: The travel website competition myth Ways to book a better flight or hotel stay The power of peer to peer businesses   Key Takeaways:   The travel industry is worth $1.6 Trillion Travel Websites vs. Booking Direct Creative ways to save on Restaurants when traveling   Quote:   “You think…