We’re finishing this week off with a timely rewind episode handpicked by the Fintern: eight smart things to do with $1,000 right now. Whether you’re still hanging on to your relief fund, waiting for the (possible) next one, or just have an extra $1,000 laying around, you’ll hear some great information from this round table discussion. You can check out our original show notes below:
What should you do with a small windfall? Today we ask, if you had $1,000, how should you best use it? We have an article that gives us eight great options, but we ask our panel which of those is best…and why? THAT alone gets rolling a fanstastic discussion between OG, Len Penzo, and special guest from the Money Nerds podcast, Whitney Hansen.
We’ll also turn our eye on FinTech. We talk to FinTech company founders most weeks on this show, but from the near-outside looking in, where’s the ball headed? Rory Holland from CSTMR has a front row seat at the FinTech party, and answers the questions…what’s the problem, how’s it being solved, and what’s next for FinTech? You’ll see LOTS of possible directions for FinTech (and…psst….your money) after you hear this interview.
We also answer Carolyn’s three-oh call for help to the Blooom hotline. Her 21 year old son is graduating from college and she’s concerned about claiming him. Can she claim him as a dependent still? On top of that, we’ll also answer a letter from another listener, share Doug’s trivia, and more.
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- 8 Smart Things You Can Do With $1,000 Right Now (The Motley Fool)
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We’re joined by the CEO and Founder of CSTMR, digital marketing and design firm, Rory Holland. We’ve interviewed a host of FinTech companies, some that have already came and gone since being on the show. The world of Fintech is on a constant move. Rory Holland came through on the shortwave to give us a little insight on the future of the FinTech world.
- What is the rate of inflation for public four year colleges in the USA?
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- Carolyn’s 21 year old son is graduating from college, will she be able to claim him on taxes for 2018?