Why do we always seem to have something else we’re chasing? Another possession, more stuff, the next token for our treasure trove…where does it end? Today we’ll dive into the “why” behind your desires with Luke Burgis, who’s deeply studied the philosophy of wanting, and will help you short-circuit some of the self-destructive behaviors in our life that make us believe the more equals better.
During our headlines segment, have you heard the phrase “sell in May and go away?” Sounds a bit like market timing, doesn’t it? We’ll hear what the market did last month and help you understand the impacts of this strategy. Plus, we’ll dial up Matt Komos on Joe’s dad’s shortwave radio. He’s the Vice President of Research and Consulting at TransUnion, and has some good news about consumer credit trends over the last year. Unemployment spiked in April of 2020 as the COVID pandemic began and Matt dives into how consumer credit cards, mortgages, and auto loans have all been impacted.
Of course, we’ll also throw out the Haven Life line to a lucky caller who’s wondering about life insurance for her children. We might have a strong opinion or two on that topic. Of course, we’ll also share some of Doug’s trivia goodness.
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- The Ford Motor Company was incorporated in 1903 and dominated the automotive industry for decades, so the question is, what automaker has the highest revenue today?
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- Stacker Julia wants to know if she should get whole life insurance for her children now in case they aren’t insurable in the future?
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Written by: Brooke Miller
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