Ever paid for some sweet new tech gadget and it didn’t work as advertised? Sometimes a “deal” isn’t really a great deal…which is why we love saving you some money on these big-ticket items. Tech gadgets are always towards the top of wish lists and we’ll wade into the best and worst deals this week. Our guest today knows more than most of us about the latest tech. Bridget Carey from CNET joins us for our annual walk through all of the hottest tech deals AND also shares what to shy away from. Not all Black Friday deals are created equal and she shines a light on what you should pay attention to this year.
But all of these deals could mess up your long-range planning if you aren’t careful. That’s why, in our headline segment, we’re joined by financial therapist Dr. Erika Rasure from Beyond Finance. She joins us to detail how to make the most of this season, and how to recognize patterns of unhealthy spending. She also shares tips to keep your budget in check this holiday season. We’ll also answer Austin’s question about taking a fixed-rate or adjustable-rate mortgage. Which is better in this environment? And to top off our pre-Thanksgiving festivities, Doug will share yet another incredible trivia question.
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- Big thanks to Dr. Erika Rasure from Beyond Finance for joining us to talk about holiday spending and how to lessen your stress and anxiety.
Big thanks to Bridget Carey for joining us today. Check out all the fun product reviews she does at CNET.
- The most expensive Thanksgiving dish is the turkey. What’s the second most expensive?
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- Austin is buying a home and wants to know if he should choose a fixed rate or adjustable rate mortgage.
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Written by: Brooke Miller
Miss our last show? Listen here: Score Your Best Black Friday Deals (with Slickdeal’s Regina Conway)