Posts by KT

108 – AARP: To Join or Not To Join?

  In this episode KT discusses:   What is AARP? What AARP offers The “real cost” of your membership   Key Takeaways: AARP doesn’t only target retirees AARP values your data Make sure a membership makes sense for you.   Quote: “If (AARP is) really a non-profit, they got to be making some money doing…

107 – The Debt Clock is Ticking

In this episode KT discusses:   Our national debt How the debt ceiling works Why our national debt is so high   Key Takeaways: The US Government’s debt is $22 Trillion and growing Tax breaks help contribute to the debt Social Security benefits make up a small chunk of the debt   Quote: “You can’t…

106 – Chuck it or Keep it

In this episode KT discusses: • The grocery game • The truth behind expiration dates • The power of the grocery list Key Takeaways: • Americans throw away $1,400 in groceries a year • Be realistic in your meal planning • When at the grocery store, ask yourself “Is there a meal here”? Quote: “Think…

105 – Consumer Confidence! What Does it Mean?

  In this episode KT discusses: Defines the Consumer Confidence Index. How your confirmation bias could taint how you view the economy. The value of data used.   Key Takeaways: Three indicators you need to look for in to gage your confidence. Consumer confidence is at 2007 levels, and we know what happened a year…