Bridget Carey, of CNET Update fame joins us to talk tech apps to pack before heading out to brave the Black Friday crowds. She also shares her favorite gift ideas for that techie in your life.
The Makin’ Sense Babe tackles Facebook, privacy, and investing in social media companies. The roundtable of Paula Pant (Afford Anything) and Greg MacFarlane (Control Your Cash) discuss useless facts about Black Friday you wish you didn’t know (coupled with useful perspective on consumerism, online shopping, Boxing Day and Greg’s Canadian roots).
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Joe and OG review dumb phrases financial people use, work toward giving away Jean Chatzky’s Money Rules, and review two back catalog films (including an Academy Award winner).
As always, these show notes will populate with links around noon on Monday.
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<> Dumb Things Finance People Say – The USA Today piece
<> Bridget Carey
Apps Mentioned (I’ll fill in links by noon, Monday)
– Bar code scanners: Red Laer & Shop Savvy
– Return Guru
Tech Toys Mentioned:
– Fitness trackers: Fit Bit Flex and Fit Bit Force (plus another tracker by Nike)
– IPhone and Android phone game wrapper/controller
– Televisions: Plasma Televisions from Panasonic
<> Makin’ Sense Babe: Facebook, Privacy and Social Media Investing
<> The Shortwave Roundtable
– Paula Pant – Afford Anything
– Greg MacFarlane – Control Your Cash
<> Let’s Give Something Away: The Giveaway Page is here.
<> End Show: Movies
OG: Hangover Part III
Joe : Talk To Her
There is a great debate as to why its called “Boxing Day”.
The most commonly believed is that tradesmen and their servants received a “Christmas box” of gifts from their bosses on St. Stephen’s Day (26th December).
Steve MoneyPlanSOS Stewart
Thank you for saying there isn’t any Good Debt, that there is only Nasty and Nastier debt. I’m with ya!