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Fresh update on "two thousand dollars" discussed on Rusted Culture Podcast
"And that's the trigger outrage attention culture at its best so folks it's not just donald trump rush. Limbaugh that that do this kind of thing. i mean. here's another example of of someone. Who's doing this. And i'm going to just show you. This is to me. I found this really pathetic. It's gross but here's another example of it of why people do things that they know. Were wrong but the excitement in the rush and the the trigger the outrage the attention that they get it's it's just like a drug so here's south african trophy hunter. Her name is merrill lease vander. Mu vander mu. I believe that right and she was dying like just from heartache. She wanted to be able to pose on valentine's day with the heart of draft. That she shot in a game preserve. I mean it. Gross sickening people sickening people so for valentine's day her husband paid about two thousand dollars to go on a preserve with her and have her shoot this draft and she proceeded to pose with it she then cut its heart out. I'm not gonna show you the picture but she always wanted to know what it looked like and she did this all around valentine's day so this obviously is a huge trigger. People were understandably outraged. The media went crazy about it. You know her picture. Just look like it was in your face. Which is exactly what they're trying to do in. After she went viral in the news media she sat down in front of her computer. Right in the middle of facebook there you know in typed out this. She said oh dear. The world has triggered. I totally forgot that everyone now has feeling and gets triggered by everything so her sick high just isn't ripping the heart out shooting this giraffe ripping the heart out. You know. it's the publicity. That's the second euphoric high for these crazy. Bastards it's like a drug to these people and keep in mind these people like rush limbaugh donald trump even this lady who executed the draft for that matter. They get euphoric high from it. They all do this is this is like something. They thrive on so part of donald. Trump's problem here going forward folks is not only how to trigger the outrage. Like you did before but how to get the attention like you did before. I mean this is a huge problem for him. It's going to be hard for donald trump to trigger people like ba- foreign get the attention like he did when he was president. Now he's going to be at cpac this weekend. He's going to be talking at cpac on sunday. So let's see what the trigger is going to be. He wants to trigger outrage. He's going to be trying hard to do it but for that to work. It just can't be a trigger. You can't get the outrage and just have a die. He needs it to be something that really stirs up the media and he's having problems actually staying in the media at this point. So i've always said that i think The old boys on fade right. Now let's see how it works out this sunday at cpac folks. Let's see if he can do the trigger the outrage the media attention in a gender his followers. Let's see what's going to come next. We don't i have no clue what's coming but it should be interesting. Thanks for tuning in..
The Supreme Court says Donald Trump Must Provide His Tax Returns
"We're going to start today's program heading to the united states now where the supreme court has ordered donald trump to hand over his tax returns and other financial records. Trump's been resisting attempts to do so for several years. Of course well. Let's get the latest now on this. With suzanne lynch washington correspondent at the irish times Good morning to you. Suzanne good from here in london up. Bring us up to speed with the latest. What do we know. The supreme court issued a very short very significant ruling yesterday and which basically ended donald trump's attempts to shield his financial records and he is being in a battle to stop prosecutor in manhattan from getting access to his tax returns and other financial records is the second time surpreme course weighed in on this. The first time is over the issue of whether sitting president at could be shielded because road as president. But this time. Ed supreme court put it outside this decisive ad. Fees for mr trump effect. Now looks at like very much. So at these records now would have turned over to investigators new york and Mr trump's accountants perhaps bankers to will have to hand over documents related to his financial affairs and give us a sense. We obviously we had a little clip from trump at the top of the show. Easy talks about you. Know the the greatest witch hunt in history continuing Can can he fend this off in the same way. Actually he dealt with some of the bulbs that were involved in the impeachment hearings or does the fact that i guess we're looking at a judicial action potential criminal irregularities. Does that change the way that he needs to sort of Defend the charges almost. Yes i know. Yeah designed so far is up. No because yesterday he had a very very strong statement ad calling this a political persecution and calling it a fishing expedition and directly criticizing at the supreme court and and people remember. He himself pointed three of the members of the supreme court book directly criticizing the court and of course the federal prosecutors in new york Have don has kind of fallen out with new york. He moved out of the city and the dolphin clashed with officials in that city. He's obviously quite unpopular in his home town of york city on. It's the attorney general there. Sarah advanced who's reedy at take upon himself to pursue at trump for these for these charges. Say i mean we could be looking at a criminal. Trial of a former. Us president if this is to continue and is a both would way of looking at this as parts of the reason. Perhaps trump is saying. It's part of this long term witch hunt in that in congress people remember before his first impeachment and ahead of us because a lot of oversight into donald trump's at russia connections and then there was an inquiry into hush money he paid add to the adult film star stormy down one hundred thirty thousand dollars and this began this pursuit then by the new york attorney general he then decided to this payment and say what was that saying about campaign finance laws about highly payment of one hundred thirty two thousand dollars that was actually made by mike cohen. His lawyer but then he said trump in bach and this if you like your unraveled with thread of inquiry into donald trump's taxes now this is where we are am so what are the significance is about. Oh that was. Yesterday's rooting is not not only. Will they get access to his tax records but also the business and financial very detailed information that accountants bankers will have on which your tax records are based If you like. So that's going to be probably even more info important than actually getting access to his tax records. Which as you know the new york times already seem to seem quite a bit about whether we don't know how much actual detailed information they have aspect to this that i find absolutely fascinating is of course the the conflicting interests of politicians be they Members of the of the gop from the democratic movement in terms of their interests or not in trump continuing to be to be in the spotlight because there were suggestions even obviously during the impeachment proceedings clearly suited some of in the republican movement for that to just be dealt with swiftly as possible. There were also suggestions though that even for the democrats. It was kind of better that that was just dealt with. It was finished even if he wasn't convicted. Does that does that delicate balance shift. Now i is there a sense of one either side of the political spectrum if you like that actually we just don't want trump in the in the spotlight anymore. I'm actually if he can play this narrative the witch hunt that he's he's got a soapbox day people coming to him to hear from him. Is it more damaging could it be more damaging to proceed ings. Go ahead it's very possible. I mean it is very possible because as you say. Donald trump has been an easy foil for democrats over the last four years a now if he feels i think a lot of his supporters argue to sympathize with him and say that this investigation is politically motivated. Donald trump brand and it's always been problematic has been around his his business and is you his his. He sees the success of a business person and other people in these tax records seems to show that he welcomed successful as he implied. But i think would be certain that might precipitate for him from a lot of his supporters because he has said before. You know i've always just legally paid whatever talks you know. He was implying that. If i was able to game the system but you know panic attacks possible within the law with every right to do that and a lot of people would agree with on bash. So the problem is we don't actually know what is in the detail something more nefarious as there and the irs. At the criminal justice system does not look likely on talks offenses and that if he is facing criminal prosecution for this he could be in serious trouble but this was always an issue for him. I mean he didn't. He didn't disclose his tax returns around for present at most people in this country high of the fact that they do need to do that. And they're highly aware of a of their financial at connections. Even though there's a sold so much money in politics in this country in and brian politicians they do you know the important of disclosure so a lot of people may think this is catching up with him. He's a long histories of businessmen york. He's very unpopular among business. People in your because he bragged before by not paying etc and a lot of people find. This is his chickens come home to roost and yes. He had those four years in the white house. But for most it's life you the businessmen. There have every right to investigation for that date. Well i'm sure we'll show speak on this but more future. Suzanne very good to get the latest from
Fresh update on "two thousand dollars" discussed on Newt's World
"I said at the time when president trump came out for two thousand dollar additional payment unless the senate moved that it was going to cost them those seats because imple- who are marching very close conservative. But they don't have much money and two thousand dollars to them as a lot of money and they didn't understand they had a president who wanted it done the to democrat surrounded around lethally saying both for us and we'll get it done. I think it's the biggest mistake. Mcconnell has made maybe in his entire career. And i said at the time. This is not armchair quarterback. This sim started. I tweeted and said the senate republicans don't pass this. They're gonna lose. Control of the senate. And i think that's what happened. Our next question is from governor. John engler john. A state of shock. Hearing from everybody else did know. John actually invented the go pack training program and he was the senate minority leader and michigan and he went on to become one of the greatest reformed governors are time and is a very very close personal rules shock. Here be saying governor. Devore's now years god do. This has been terrific. Really appreciate the discussion. Appreciate what you're doing to help lead back from where we are today. And i want a second the idea that twenty twenty two has to be the complete sole focus for now and anybody who's interested twenty twenty four should show how interested they are working round the clock for twenty twenty to one of the things that concerned me. If we look across the state that we're up against an array of well-funded groups on the left who have fulltime employees working including betcha the teachers a bit ago. Many teachers unions have people employed by the schools fulltime jobs working for the union and often that means organizing in the community environmental groups and on and on the list goes. We've got kind of volunteer army out there at the state and local level. And i'm just curious if you thought about what the party structure. How do we use it. Or how big it. Because candidates running for congress or even the senate.
Why Some Texas Residents Now Face Huge Electricity Bills
"Think for a moment about that. Famous survey suggesting that many people would struggle to pay an emergency expense of even a few hundred dollars now think about texas where some people suddenly have utility bills in the thousands of dollars. It's a side effect of last week's storm that overcame the power grid. People who managed to keep their power are now paying for it. Christopher connelly is with member station k. e. r. a. in and joins us. Now good morning. Hi steve what's an example of the kind of costs that people face right so well. I talked to shannon mars. She has one of those big bills. She lives in frisco which is a dallas suburb with her husband. Mike and three kids in january. They paid two hundred fifty seven bucks for electricity and as of saturday. The families electric bill for the month of february was ten thousand one hundred eighty dollars and seventy six cents during those real. Yeah during those really cold days last week. The marches were paying one or two thousand dollars a day for electricity shannon. Maher said it makes her sick to her stomach to think about it too awful and there's nothing you can do and i've been really stressed about it and ten thousand dollars is a ton of money. I guess you gotta explain the texas system here. Because i get a utility bill. I pay the utility bill. I don't even necessarily know what my costs four day is. How does this even happen right. So this is wonky but but bear with me here so. Texas has a deregulated market for electricity. It is designed so that when there's a shortage of electricity of the price will go up in power. Companies will have an incentive to generate more electricity that deregulated market also for the sale of unusual policies. Like the ones. The mars is have plans with variable rates for electricity and those are the customers who are ending up with these sky high bills. The mars family spent hours trying to switch to a different company last week to find one with a more traditional fixed rate plan and normally they would be able to do that but the storm made that impossible so they were just sitting there watching the charges on their credit. Cards rack up. Does this suggest that this deregulation doesn't work well. It works great when the weather's good but you know it appears that there weren't market incentives in this market system for power providers to make sure that they were prepared to weather a massive winter storm. There have been warnings about that for years. Actually and the system broke down almost exactly like this about a decade ago. You know the other issue that we're seeing is that. The deregulated system assumes that consumers will fend for themselves that they'll find electricity plan where they won't get hosed if a big storm rolls in cable weight from the consumer rights group public citizen says. That just doesn't really happen. In reality people have a lot of different things tugging at their attention and their bandwidth and so a lot of our economic decisions are actually made on autopilot and therefore all these theories like that. We will shop for the cheapest and best plan for ourselves. They don't play out state trying to help. Now yeah so. There will be hearings looking into the issue. This week governor greg. Abbott says no one should have to pay these exorbitant bills and yesterday the public utilities commission temporarily blocked companies from sending out bills or shutting off customers power for non-payment abbots also saying that the state will force power plants to weather is so they're prepared for the next storm. I got to say this. Level of government intervention feels anathema to the way republicans have governed this state for decades. But there is so much political pressure right now to make changes because even as people are just starting to repair burst pipes and get the water running again. Christopher colleague of kera. Thanks thank
Budgeting Expenses While Living on The Road with Renewable Energy Worker Clayton
"Clayton. Welcome to the bigger targets. Many podcast. i'm so excited to have you today. Thanks guys. I'm really excited to be here. Appreciate all your advice. Throughout allentown cast stones awesome. Well thanks for listening. So clayton is a twenty six year old renewable energy worker living in the midwest and looking for some suggestions on financial planning in general so that he can retire early and lead his best life clinton. Why don't you walk us through your income and debts absolutely so right now. Actually our income just got cut by about forty percent girlfriend. Travels with me for work and she. Unbeknownst us lost her physician so lost forty percent of our income. I'm sitting at a salary for diem and a trailer allowance and then some rental income from a rental property that we have totalling about seven grand a month. Can you give us some background on that. So you say salary per diem and camper each just give us enough background in your job to understand why you have predicament camper allowance. Sure yes so. With the renewable energy side. We travel all over the country so ben everywhere from north dakota colorado oregon iowa and now down in texas so pretty gives me some money in basically not sleeping my own bed. Money right and then Trailer allowance. i live in a fifth wheel while on the road so kind of a unique living situation and they give me allowance for that too. Because there's obviously expenses that come with pulling a trailer and the wear and tear on the tyres and all that kind of thing so companies generous enough to give us allowances for those kind of things and yeah ok. Great eddie other sources of income besides the salary camper allowance pretty yup so we do have a rental property. that were satirized. Well we are at home so kind of one of those ideals to were living on the road but we have a home base and house hacking that home base. So that's bringing in about fifteen hundred a month for us right now and it's gonna go up hopefully the next month or two. Once we finished some slight remodels and get another room rented so it should go up to about two thousand dollars fantastic. Yeah expense side of things fixed expenses. Obviously we got the mortgage. We do have a car loan and then luckily enough again with the company. I worked for their great and they cover a lot of expenses on the road so the living allowance. The lot rent recover my lower end from camper all that kind of stuff. So it's pretty limited to mainly just jim internet's phone bills and then food things like that. So the picture informant. My head is a really strong financial position. We talked about a seven thousand dollars in income. Let's exclude the house act. We got about fifty five hundred dollars a month in income and are you kind of abbreviating that to after tax dollars. Yes yeah that's all after tax. Okay great so you got about fifty five hundred and after tax dollars plus we got income from your house hack how much is your mortgage mortgage is about twelve hundred dollars a month principal interests. I thank is around seven fifty. Our insurance is actually a little bit higher because the house situation is kind of odd. An taxes are actually relatively low about thirteen hundred a year. So awesome so even with maintenance. You're probably sitting at no more than fifteen hundred dollars. Total housing costs. What are your utilities. You think as hard to us for now just because we do live on the road and it's relatively low because we're one twice a month so i don't know maybe hundred dollars okay. So you're housing is free for all intents and purposes through the house hack. Is that right correct. Yep awesome love it. How about transportation is that also largely free because of the allowance for the camper and that type of stuff. That's another benefit as Transportation's pretty much free. I gotta company truck and again the company. I work for their so generous to let me use that personal time to you which is awesome. We do have a vehicle for my girlfriend and we do have a debt on that as well and believer sitting at eighty five hundred or so see if a balance of eighty five hundred on that in cash payment associated with it okay. What would you kind of estimate your total expenses to be housing. We've got to close zero. What would you say outside of housing. Your monthly expenses are unrelated to work man. I'd say twenty five hundred ish maybe a month and that's going to be broken out between that car payment in a gym and entertainment this types of things normal year when it's not twenty twenty. We tended to spend a little bit more than now. It's a little bit less but yeah okay great. So what i'm seeing. Here is an ability to accumulate at least fifteen hundred to two thousand dollars a month in cash flow on an ongoing basis. Is that right yes awesome and then when you look at your financial position do you feel that. The opportunities are going to be on the income side on the expense side or on the capital allocations piece in terms of managing the money. You're accumulating i say right now are sitting pretty good as far as the income. I feel pretty solid with the income side of things granted like i said we did lose some of that coming in but i believe there is work to do on our expense side of things. 'cause i don't accurately track it. Everything i do is rough estimates. So i know what my phone is monthly. I know what the car payment is monthly but the food and all that stuff who knows i mean sometimes we go out and have fun and go out to local italian restaurant or whatever it is so perfect so i think we're gonna have a phone with this because your expense the way you've just described your situation. We don't housing expense. And i see a path forward here. Where if for example if your path that over the next year to you don't have to pay for housing and you don't have to pay for vehicle at least in the short run. I mean you get to that point and you have a thousand dollars per month is what i understand per diem. Is that right. Roughly a thirty six days. So depending on when i'm work that worked when i'm at home so about thousand
Restoring Common Sense in Business
"I guess today's martin lindstrom. He's the founder and chairman of lindstrom company. The world's leading brand and culture transformation group operating across five continents in more than thirty countries is also the author of a new book. We're gonna talk about today. Called the ministry of common sense how to eliminate bureaucratic red tape bad excuses and corporate bs. So martin welcome to the show. Thank you. John is a place to hear your voice again so since the subtitle has a bunch of stuff that people think of as negative. What led you to writing this book. I tell you what. Let's meteoroid it many years ago. Charlie bell where the former former former c. e. o. of mcdonald's reach out to me and he said hey martin i would love if you could reinvent the happy meal and i said sure bring it on a just have one one condition. Can we make it healthy police and challenge. He was a really good man so he said absolutely so my vision was to make six year old each broccoli and we began with storytelling so we had the forest the forest broccoli and the cucumber with the of Tomatoes with blood and kids lofted and parents loved it and even the franchisee loved it. We will not these pilots. So i went to the headquarters of of mcdonald's chicago and they said interesting. I never heard that word before in that context so i went back to europe as it is interesting. Nothing happened for two years. Nothing was silent for julius. Finally the new happy meal arrived and it was that drum rolls. It was a happy meal as we know it today with issue sugar bone and the french fries now included an apple. And that was where. I learned that if you wanna do transformations of organizations if you want to understand your consumer company have what i call an immune system so as a consequence of that. We had to the employed two psychologists to work with me in order to understand the dynamics in the corporate world because a good idea is no longer enough. A great consumer inside is not enough. You need more and you need to understand that immune system that defense mechanism for chains and that actually led me to writing this book. Because i realized very quickly that eighty percent of your work is to operate at lack of common sense and bring it back and then to transform copies towards the good. I'm sure anyone who's worked in particularly at corporate environment has experienced. I think they've come a little bit immune to it because it's just the way it works but has certainly experienced. Can you give a couple of examples of of what what is just really common rampant corporate. Bs longtime do you have. I mean i mean. I'll just let from from the end. Kobe nine jamming on a plane. The other day. Right as i sit in my seat ready for takeoff the frankly sounding was on the speaker saying. Welcome ladies and gentlemen aboard this flight. I regret to inform you that all cabin service has been completed suspended on the entire flight. Also need to inform you that the laboratories in front of the plane has been blocked. There are only now reserved for capping personnel. And by the way if you wanna use laboratories you can use the one laboratory in the back now that was because of covid nineteen. I don't need to tell you. But then i just need to ask you. That was thirty. Seven is a rose in this in this plane. So i literally had to pass by every single one hundred and seventy nine passengers and end up in a long line where i could breathe in a freshly brewed smell of toilet mixed with covid nineteen and then i was sitting in the seat. The second idea that came up with these contact tracing forms now in the old days you had to fill out all sorts of stupid forms with no one looks at an array and so this was the latest and greatest in that innovation pipeline. And here the first question was listened to this john. it's crazy. the first question was have you been in close proximity with any people you don't know within the last to allow us. The only thing you had to do was basically just to turn your head ninety degrees and that would be a stranger sitting there so you could take yes to that box. This hakin bulks was even worse. You see people don't have pen symbol because also with us multiple devices so bright. Young talent was barring the pen from the stewardess in the very front row and that pen was not walking through the entire plane and the second chris was. Have you taught anything in one have taught over the last twelve hours. I had to tick yes to that one as well. This is the minister of common sense in reverse gear. I call it call it common sense. I call it nonsense really because he's the rally not we've completely lost sense of what makes sense and for me. Common sense is seeing things as they are. Okay and doing things as the to be done set in another way. This is super important. It is to treat customers and employees as they themselves would expect to be treated. And i do think as companies grow. They lose that sense of reality the more busy dealing with himself than actually thinking about what the customers are. The consumers want so. I have to tell you one. I work with a lot of small business owners but i early in my career took project or pretty much from anybody and so i this project with a very large corporation and it was a very small project two thousand dollars semi invoice off and i gotta check ninety days later. Of course that was for two hundred fifteen thousand dollars and change that translates to france. But that was about one hundred times what i build them and i saw. I called them up. You know i thought about cashing the check. But i called them and said you know there's been a big mistake here you know. How do we rectify this well. After getting transferred to three different people. I actually then was sent for different forms that i had to fill out in order to return money to them. But i tell that story all the time because it was it was a watershed moment when i said you know what. I'm just going to start working with small business owners we. We won't have to deal with this anymore but you're so right and and johnny. It happens everywhere. But i think he's my view about this. Frankly speaking we living in a period now was unprecedented. And i don't think there's anything anymore. Cold going back to work uncalled going forward to work and by that i mean we onto situation right now where we actually can afford to reset what we once did. Rather than desperately replicating an old format and squeeze it into new way of living. I mean think about it. We all sitting in front of suman teams eight hours a day weighted. Those holly breaks go. I don't know no on any of the calls have been sitting on. Believe me just like you. I'll be sitting on a lot of those kohl's single person ever said. Hey guys at. We just had a five minute break here at just need to go to the toilet just a hole infamy. None of what people do is put the post pitcher on the sneak out to the toilet comeback after seven minutes and pretend like they're were not no away and then they asked. The question was awesome minutes. It goes so we can go back in a circle and even worse. We then continue exactly one hour. No matter how mundane a relevant conversation is because we actually did so that problem. Thirty five minutes into the conversation but the realities. We don't wanna look like we skulking or cheating in any way shape or form so we just decide to hang on clinch on and then they alternate break up here is. I have to jump on another team guys. Sorry and that sort of the ultimate. Kat is common sense going here because my property as we adopting a world of trivialities from the past onto a new format of living. And i think right. Now it's time for us to sit alone in the stat in the sand. Basically say hey. That's redefined my daily lives. Let's break it down. See where. I'm doing things which are ridiculous. Look at things which just make sense and then build up from scratch. This is the moment to do it right. And that's why published this book now because quite frankly i haven't done it myself. I'm sitting doing it right now. Realizing how much time wasting
Here's the new Democratic plan for $1400 stimulus checks
"Over the course of the pandemic america's spent about four trillion dollars supporting its economy. That's pressing nearly twenty percent of gdp before the crisis. Henry curve is our economics editor. The big question is how much adds to that support for the remainder of two hundred twenty one. And so what is in mr biden's plan as it stands now well. The total proposal from the white house is four one point nine trillion dollars of new spending. So almost half as much again is what's been spent already and actually the biggest item in that is for these. Nearly universal checks go to most americans. The biden proposal would send an upper forty nine hundred dollars to most americans and that would top the six hundred dollars they received as a result of the last stimulus bill in december to make a total of two thousand dollars which was a number that was popularized by president trump. Democrats seized on. So that's the biggest item but there's lots of other stuff in there as well as three hundred and fifty billion dollars state and local governments. That has money for vaccines testing. There's somebody to help schools reopened and there's a program in that fight child poverty by increasing america's choice tax credit a near universal hand out for families with children and republicans have have made a counter offer on the order of six hundred billion dollars. What's missing from that while they would tone down the checks as they called universal handouts make them much more means tested. That plan doesn't include any new money for state and local governments. The republicans have always said that democrats just want to use the federal government bailout states who are spending too much so they don't include that money and that's quite a big chunk and they trimmed and some other areas as well they do still have the same amount for vaccines testing and healthcare and all this discussion is going on just a few months after the the most recent round of economic aid i mean. Is it already really necessary. So what i do is i. Divide into two buckets. There's one set of things which is essentially like disaster relief. Spending the unemployment insurance extension for instance is replacing lost incomes of workers who have being turfed out their jobs through no fault of erron and are in need but then sometimes the debate about stimulus is framed as what does the economy need from a top down perspective to sort of get gdp growing again. And that's why. I think the debate is a little bit more confused. Gdp is currently down because the hospitality sector hotels restaurants and entertainment venues and transportation. Just not operating close to capacity because social distancing and it doesn't matter how much you pause that's not going to change immediately so then the question is. How much stimulus does the economy to recover. Once you can reopen and that's quite harder due to because there's a lot of debate about how quickly you're going to see things rebound wants the happens because there's so much stimulus in the economy already. What are the downsides to passing the one point nine trillion dollar bill if that number is as you say too big. So that's the big question of the moment. A lot of people think that the economic era has shifted in a way that makes that freed exploring free interest rates silo and of course to a point that is true. I think the danger is that if you do more and more stimulus that you won't overheat the economy now because so much of a shutdown but when the economy reopens maybe lots of pent-up damore doubt that so the cost is that you might get a burst of inflation later when the stimulus is if you like unleashed fully that said we have undershot our inflation targets for a long time the american economy certainly deal with a one off burst of inflation but perhaps the way to look at. It is the white house. Joe biden. They want to spend on other things as well as this bill. They also want to spend on infrastructure. Which could be bailed running into the trillions of dollars to so you may want to hold some of your firepower back in reserve for infrastructure or other priorities and so if that number is simply too big than than to think of it in that top down way what do you think a good number would be so. I think it's very difficult to come up with a good number from the top down perspective because of the uncertainty so to give you a idea of the scale here the congressional budget office. Which is america's official congressional forecaster just projected that the shortfall in america's gdp from his potential with the end of next year will be about one point three percent. The biden proposal for one point nine trillion is six times that gap. So it's really massively overshooting. So i think the right way determined how much to spend is just to look at it at disaster relief from baltimore perspective. Guard line by line and say what is necessary. I think the unemployment insurance boost is definitely necessary. The vaccine spending was obviously very high return. But when you start getting into the ferry generous checks. I think the case is weak and that also goes for the money for state and local governments at the start of the crisis. There was a lot of concern. The state and local governments in america would lose a lot of tax revenue as a result of the economy shutting down by natural fact. They've done a lot better than expected so their budgets have held up. So i think the right way to look at it would be that you should do is necessary for as long the pandemic assists and you'd probably get some close to a trillion dollars and then later if the economy needs more widespread stimulus because growth is disappointing. Maybe dan that's the time to do more. By the moment. I think is quite difficult to build a case for full nearly two trillion dollars and certainly the democrats are struggling. To make that case. I mean having said what you think woodwork What do you actually think is going to happen. Well that's quite difficult to judge at the moment. So there's this interesting trade off. The democrats will per year more or less. Have the power to override or circumvent the republican filibuster in the senate so they can get through that plans even if there's republican opposition. So they have if you like a free hit and they could use it on getting this one point nine trillion proposal through that said it's not just republicans that the white house got to worry about the moderate democrats in the senate may not support the full bill so it will probably come down a bit anyway. I think one point on trillions quite unlikely. But if they did compromise with the republicans on a small number they could save that free. Hit if you like for some other priority or indeed for passing more stimulus later. Should it prove necessary. So i think it depends on the outcome of that political judgment the white house. I think probably that they are sufficiently far away from the republicans they will use reconciliation. That's the procedure to get around the filibuster. So you will get a large stimulus. But i still think in the end is gonna come down a little bit from the one hundred and
Super Bowl is here. What TV should you get and what are mini-LEDs
"So let's start with some practical advice and talk about the super bowl which the sunday think actually haven't been really watching the nfl myself but let's most it's all right but for folks who actually do care and wanna watch the big game on a big tv. What are some of the top televisions you recommend. So you mentioned the biggest sharpest. Tv at the top all start by saying unlike last year the super bowl is not going to be in four this year out so fox went out and went full pulled out all the stops in in two thousand twenty for leicester super bowl and they had a four k truck they did all this great streaming and four k this year Cbs's handling it. They said we asked them. Like why. why aren't you guys doing four k. This year back the answer is with everything. Else is covert related. Apparently you know it's an issue to get everybody together and extra staff and everything to to make the fourcade production work so right off the bat. We're intended ep. Land which is fine. Still expect a four k tv So right right now again with kobe. We've had some weird things happening with the tv a inventory for example my favorite tv of the year. The tesol six series is kind of hard to find right now so my top pick for the money at the sixty five inch and larger size because hey for football you wanna go. Big is a video m series so that thing is about six hundred bucks right now. It's on sale one hundred Less than normal for the sixty five inch size A great television for the money and again at that price. It's it's pretty hard to pass up. There's really nothing that inexpensive the forms. That well i know i've got a video believes in series on your recommendation. I'm more than happy with it. So you're in good hands with cats his advice now if you had a limitless budget and let's just say hypothetically he was broadcasting this in four k or heck even eight k even further sir what was sort of what would be the the the top tier high intelligence to buy right now so that's continues to the lead roger. The oh led tv's from lg. You're my favorite the ten. Looks like when you see it printed out online that. Tv's actually on sale right now a little bit. They saved the lowest price of the year. It's actually hundred dollars more than it was in black friday but still on sale compared to regular price Sixty five inch for a two thousand dollars again. That's the best. Td on the market. If you just want to pull out all the stops that's a great television and then if you wanna go crazy this seventy seven inch size is down to its lowest price yet at thirty three hundred again again. Crazy amount of money for television. You can definitely get an eighty five inch seventy five inch. Lcd for thousands less but it's not going to perform as well as a led technology. It just has great black levels. Superb picture quality no issues with angles. Yada yada yada. It just looks great for football and everything else afterwards. That's spending Ludicrous amount of money on televisions Is a good segue to the other part of our discussion. And that's still look at this new type of television technology called many led. And i know. I had jason heiner on couple of weeks ago and he kind of gave us a kind of a quick run through but For those who weren't listened to that that episode nine on why you weren't but For for those of us who don't know what many led can certainly give us a quick definition what it is where it stands in. The hierarchy of different led televisions so many led. The first thing. I'll do is not to be confused with micro. Led so people. Make the mistake that you know many. Led mike really do the same thing. They're not annoyingly their sound. Pretty similar but micro led is very different. It's the really really crazy when you might have heard of. The samsung tv called the wall. Two hundred inches plus Samsung just announced that the latest version of it which is one hundred ten inches off and they priced it in korea. Two hundred fifty six thousand dollars in case you're interested so that's crazy crazy crazy. Expensive brand new. Tv technology really promising but a few years down the road before anybody can afford it. Many led is kind of an evolution of standard lcd tv technology so it uses smaller led back lights and tcl who i mentioned before makers of my my favorite tv right now. The tcl six series that television uses many led and it's very affordable. So what happened is is that samsung and lg pretty big names in the tv industry announced that they're also going to be selling many led's tv's so in twenty twenty one we're going to start to see an influx of competition for those televisions.
Robinhood is the controversial trading app behind Reddit's GameStop surge
"So at this point everyone knows about the massive run-up of game stop stock. Although at this point it's it's a bit on a decline this morning. We'll see where it actually goes but let's talk about the training app. That really has been a play a central role in this. And that's robin hood. keep briefly. Describe what robin hood is sure. So robin hood is its own. Investing app is launched Won't watch twenty fifteen and it was designed to be for to get investing for the people it's to democratize investing where there's no fees and it's been a hit with millennials that makes primarily of its Accusers are millennials. Who want to either. Learn how to invest. A word tried different than try to put their money in different stocks. It's it's become very big. Especially has we all become aware of with the sub. Reddit wall street bets right before this all hit of the last week or two or three quarter note. That robin hood had become extremely popular over really the last year during the coronavirus lockdown right with the law people at home i'll folks with disposable income younger folks and not much also do investing and trading through robin hood had been a avenue new trend. So i'm curious. How robin hood works differently than some of these other services. Because we've got e-trade td ameritrade a number of these brokerage firms that also allow for trades. How does robinhood sets off apart. What one of the big reasons why would sits at apart as well as being a big reason why it's popular with wall street. Bits is that it allows for all these extra options when it comes to trading sucks it allows you to do put all these terms that are essentially bet hence the reason why wall street bets likes it so much because you could go wit put in a couple of hundred bucks and you could actually take some money out on margin and that means you borrow the money so say can make these bets on stocks and a lot of other apps. Don't do that. There's a acorns and s-o-f-i and there's all these other investing apps that do allied to buy shares and a do it for free like robin hood but need they don't let you do all these different fats. Different options that you can actually make really big money very quickly. And that's why with wall street beds. It's become such a big deal there because that's kind of they created this environment where you say. Hey i'm going to spend. I just got a i just got my student loans and i'm gonna put it all on apple and they just cheer you on. Just say yeah do it and try to make a lot of money. Our try to lose a lot of money. They tell you on that you lose money. So that's why they robinhood because you can't really do these kind of bits and a at these other apps or even like your bank your baked me let you do different kinds of investing. But it doesn't you all the very intense and very risky but also big returns bets like Robinhood does return a really big losses. There's a reason. Why a number of these investment mechanisms think things like investing in puts and stock options. Though those are there's a huge potential for losses with this kind of investing a traditionally. This been really been reserved for more traditional dusters. That's part of the reason why it's courted. Some controversy right like this is a company that even before all the game stop. Hoopla has been accompanying that has caused some controversy and some criticism for the way that it's gamified the investment process. Yes especially last year. there was a bug that happened last year over a it was kind of a between last year before where people were able to deposit two thousand dollars and they were able to borrow essentially infinite amount of money from robin hood. So you were having these young guys in their early twenties. Maybe like the late teens. Who were all of a sudden pudding in these Short says these other options for stocks and within seconds they were down fifty thousand dollars eighty thousand dollars and they all kind of cheered for that though. So it's it that became a. That's when robin hood really got a lot of people's Because all of a sudden these kids were losing out on big money and they were. You know there were some people that I believe there was at least one who took their life Because of it it is. It's a risk that you're putting in the hands of people that can't even drink yet and they're being cheered on by other people that are saying. Hey if you do this you could make a lot of money. Quick and things get on head
Should You Rent Live Streaming Gear?
"On this episode. You will learn why you should consider renting livestreaming gear before you make that final purchase decision. So gem let's talk about renting livestreaming gear. Yeah i think a lot of times. We make the assumption that we have to buy this stuff. But if you're in business especially if you're a business owner you're in the business of live streaming. You actually have some options that the the hobbyist may be necessarily doesn't and that is you can lease equipment. You can rent equipment for a short period of time. I mean i have a friend that runs a video production company. He doesn't own any of his cameras. He goes and rents them whenever he gets a job for a client. Because one thing that happens with gear is this stuff gets upgraded all the time and so sometimes trying to keep up with the latest and the greatest goes into one of your favorite phrases. Yes and it's a gas gear acquisition syndrome and basically. It's the fact that you know when we buy a piece of equipment we then wanna keep buying because we see what other people have or what kind of they're using for their live streaming setup. Now to your point jim. I mean when you buy equipment you know. It's it's an asset appreciable asset. So it's like buying a car. For example you buy it and then it's gonna depreciate over time so for example if you bought that thousand dollar camera over time you know it's going to pretty much worthless it's going to be you've got time working against it and you also have the technology as well because technology changes extremely rapidly. You know it changes so quickly that that you know to the point where you buy something in like maybe in a month it's outdated because every about every year there's always something new coming out so this might be. You know a good reason why you should rent livestreaming gear so jim. Let's talk about just the various parts about renting equipment. I mean as you know. Yes people can go out and they can you know if they have. I think keating is like let's start with budget. I mean we rent. Why should somebody rent gear. I mean they definitely show up budget right. That's part of it absolutely. And i think and so. That's where renting right gives you that ability to you know it's like it's like a car taking a test drive you can try before you buy. I mean We're going to share some links a little bit later. Some of these places. You could rent Stuff for as little as three days. So you know be focused that you're going to actually you know you know 'cause how many times do we buy a new piece of equipment and then it sits there for a little bit before we start using it and so this kind of makes you think. Hey i if i if i'm serious about using this piece a year i'm actually going to you know. Take it out use it. Make sure it's it's doing what i think it can do or wanted to do. And so sometimes you're gonna find out that that's not what it is advertised that it would do isn't always what ends up being the case and it doesn't do what you were hoping for a one great example of this you know their cameras so when you're running a livestream you may want to use. Will you want to have a camera and a lot of people to start with the first option the webcam sorry the the built in webcam. And then when they're ready they're like hey i want another will just having. The webcam is not the only piece of equipment you need when you have for example if you're using a built in webcam you need a webcam you need lighting for example to then make that webcam look good and you know those webcams they can only do. So much so might be choppy because it's basically contingent on your computer so for example. If that's not good enough in your okay. I won't improve that. Well then i'm going to go to a webcam and actual external webcam extra webcams limitations. And then you go up another notch. If you're like hey want to. I want to be able to switch different things for example different cameras or i want to have different angles will a webcam can only do so much. Then you need to move into. Dsl are mirrorless camera and those then for example require more equipment to actually run the equipment. So it's it's a slippery slope once you start using different types of equipment. They're always going to be additional costs for example if you buy diesel our camera. Hey it's oh. I can just go buy one off the shelf. But here's the thing. It's not just about buying off the shelf. You then have to buy the right lens. Some of them include lenses which is great. But hey then we'll hey. How do i put this into my computer and that gets us into unietd capture card so as you can see it can quickly spiral out of control and so this is a really really really good reason why people need to consider renting livestreaming gear There's so much out there. And depending on what. Your setup is what your budget is you can easily go and drop immune if you wanted to buy just a basic camera. Six hundred dollars a camera. Two hundred dollars on a capture card to be able to plug the camera into your computer. So we're eight hundred dollars. Roughly right there Let's see what else you need. They need probably an audio interface or microphone. Sorry audio interface or mixer. So that's what one hundred one hundred fifty dollars till like five or six hundred dollars. That's really more bare minimum. So i think we're what that's probably around fifteen hundred sixteen hundred dollars right there and then. Hey i want improve my audio. I can go by mike for one hundred dollars but you know again then. I have to have a by the mike. Well then i have to have the armed. Attach it while the arm is another hundred. So you know you're at what That's that's over two thousand dollars right there. And that doesn't include the software so easily you've reached twenty five hundred three thousand dollars so some of the benefits obviously like to renting this gears. That will if you don't have the cash then. Maybe you rent a piece of equipment that you need. You know that you need and use it temporarily and you use it to film all of your videos at once and then you return the equipment versus. I dropped three thousand dollars. And then i have to actually spend the time learning it in also making sure that it works how i needed to work. You know. there's a whole process at it right job. Oh absolutely and then the other thing you may start to find an and it was funny. I was A guy guys said this the other day it's like if you have one dollar lighting and thousand dollar camera you've basic aren't going to have a one dollar camera because you didn't take into consideration the other stuff that you need to make that camera work right. You know. I mean sometimes like we have people that wanna have green screens. And they don't have the lighting and so they're backdrop actually looks worse than if they just had a plane wall behind them. And so you know reading this stuff can really give you a feel for like. Is this really. What's going to move the needle for me. I mean you know. We've always talked about getting better one percent of the time so this is a big deal when you kind of as you're when you when you've got gas you really gotta sometimes take a step back and really say. Is this really going to help my business. What's the plan behind it. And so you know and and and you may find that your space that you're live streaming from isn't really a set up in a way to properly use that gear right if you've got you know like i'm bringing in a second camera but now when you look at the lighting it's like oh my backdrop looks horrible. My walls not you know so maybe you want to improve the status of your studio before you go one by year but then even renting the gear will let you say oh. This isn't going to work quite like. I thought you know. Cut your. it really is a way to kind of. Cut your losses temporarily until you're ready to take that next step and there are a couple of different approaches. You can take this as i mentioned earlier. If you're you know if you're a type a person you're a planner and you've got everything ready like you know for example what your videos are going to film are and you've got them scripted out. It would make sense if you don't have all the equipment go and go to a rental place and we'll share some of those here and few minutes but go to a place that you can rent equipment from and tell them. Hey you know what this is. What i'm looking to do for the most part. They're going to know their stuff inside now and they're going to be able to also sort of give you a bit of a consultation they're gonna be able to recommend what might pair well
Free tax filing is open on the IRS website now
"One thing that is on some people's minds very much and other like really. You're talking about that already. Is doing your taxes for last year. So there's a divide with this people who were expecting money-back who've overpaid into the irs. Or maybe he do stimulus money that you're only going to get through your return or motivated to file their tax returns as quickly as they can other people who owe money wait. Wait till they file so if you are someone who tends to be an early feiler when it give you some good news and some bad news first. The good news. I arrest free file is up. An operative in irs dot up. What free file is is where you have an income under seventy two thousand dollars a year which includes most taxpayers. You are eligible to prepare and file your tax. Return for free if you go to. Irs dot gov move down the front screen a little bit kind of over to the right there. Are these boxes there. You'll see a box for free. File you click on that free file box and then it will take you to a variety of income tax preparation services. They will tell you. Will they do return in your state or not. And do they charge you for your state filing or both federal and state filings free state. If you live in a state of the state income tax and so you go ahead once you select who. You're going to use for tax preparation. Prepare your return or if you have a statement as well returns and then you click file and then that puts you in first position for on february twelfth when the irs will accept those electronic filings. And we'll put you at the front of the line for your refund as well now. There is a complication with refunds. This year that's the second time i've said complication right. There's another one and it involves the earned income tax credit Significant portion of people who are eligible for free file or also eligible for the earned income tax credit which is Way is referred to by economists as a negative income tax. That gives you money against your bill or even beyond your tax bill to encourage people to work and work more so the earned income tax credit has also been an area that's led to a lot of fraud so the irs is going to start processing returns on the twelfth but will hold back on doing the refunds till typically a couple weeks later after they process yours to go through a fraud detection software process to decide that you really are as best they can determine who you say you are and then your refund will come so because of the additional steps involved in the process if getting a refund is important to you you want to file your return as soon as you've got all your documentation your w. twos whatever and then know that it gets you earlier in the queue. Get you through the any fraud detection. And then we'll get you your refund. Sooner is the whole theory. The whole idea and the earned income tax credit. If you're like what is that. A lot of people particularly with kids qualify for don't know tax preparation software. Should pick up on whether or not you would be eligible individual or couple for the earned income tax credit and. That's leaving free money on the table if you are eligible and you overlook
Biden team prepares push for COVID relief bill expected to cost trillions
"Joe biden is unveiling In jobless claims the market is very excited for massive handout In fact lemme. Cbs news bit on this. Let me pull up their article. Here headline biden team prepares push for you cove relief. Bill expected to cost trillions president. Elect joe biden's corolla virus. economic relief. Package is expected to cost trillions and on tuesday transition officials brief democratic congressional staff about his priorities for the massive stimulus bill to people familiar with the plant old. Cbs news elements of the package considered by mr biden to be critical include. A two thousand dollar stimulus payment for americans more money for cities and states to boost the response to covid nineteen and improve vaccine distribution and provide more funding for schools. Mr biden also wants to see another extension an increase of enhanced unemployment insurance payments which were extended last month and are currently slated lasted until mid march. The biden white house is looking for bipartisan support. For its covid relief package which could mean significant changes to the legislation to get republican support. It mr biden cannot reach a deal with said republicans. The package could pass reconciliation. The process sometimes used for spinning measures under this approach. The bill would require only a simple majority to pass. it would not be subject to the filibuster. This option would be used to pass biden's framework with only democratic votes. Wants the georgia senate. Election results are certified. There will be a fifty fifty split between democrats and republicans in the senate and vice president kamla break ties with harris the fifty first vote democrats will control the senate biden is expected outline his covert relief package on thursday abide. Transition officials said wednesday That they would not yet comment. The legislation will face intense lobbying from members of congress some elements like the two thousand dollar stimulus paper for americans. Already had bipartisan support. Marco rubio said a letter requesting it the president-elect in ahead of the georgia runoff on january fifth said that he would increase from the democrats proposed twelve hundred dollars. The two thousand dollar check. Senator warren from massachusetts said a fifteen page letter To go by two by officials in which she called for more oversight of the federal government response to the pandemic and wants to see increases in data collection reporting places with frequent covid nineteen clusters including assisted living centers and behavior clinic behavioral health clinics. The incoming administration has solicited input on the legislation from state and local leaders. They've been enlisting mode with various governors. We do get a sense of urgency that then the prior administration on addressing. This and they are proactive. About working collaboratively with the state's said one democratic governor staff
US Senate Swinging Blue Might Not Mean Much for Stocks
"Looks like democrats are poised to pick up two additional senate seats throwing them control of the senate. We'd resist the temptation. That's sweeping changes are in the offing given the razor thin majorities the democrats. Now have neil dutta. Renaissance macro research is head of us economics said in an e mail wednesday still. It is likely that additional covid relief is coming democrats. Georgia had a simple message. Two thousand dollar checks to households two thousand twenty one. Gdp estimates currently at four percent will continue to rise. The right tail is likely to come up. As additional fiscal relief comes into play. He added the fed will resist changing. Its current policy guidance and will accommodate the improvement in the economy passive. Even this should lift inflation expectations. Help steepen the yield curve and provide a tailwind to us banks others also suggested markets fears over. The outcome of the election may be overblown. Even if the democrats win two seats which would give them the senate a fifty fifty tie. There are a couple of democrats who are quite moderate. You've got joe manchin of west virginia. You've got jon tester of montana greg. Valiere agf chief us policy strategist told yahoo finance on tuesday. Those to moderate democrats. I think will not go along with everything. The democrats want if they control the senate so no matter how you slice it. I think you're looking at a pretty centrist environment for the financial
US job market weakens in December, fuelling hopes of more stimulus
"With political implications. That are as we speak. Still tb but with implications for this economy that you can kind of see the outlines of even now here to make sense of it. All our k- davidson. She is from the wall street journal neil. Richardson is the chief. economist ed. Adp hey you too. Neil let me start with a quick pass at this morning's jobs numbers because it is jobs day friday at the end of this kind of amazing week. We lost one hundred and forty thousand jobs last month. My question to you is more of a statement. Actually and it goes like this. Uh oh i guess. I l. indeed but it's not totally unexpected. We knew that the code cases were rising. They were rising december with that. Bryce states and municipalities have had to roll back or tighten restrictions on social gathering that has a direct effect on the job market so this trend of slowing the momentum in jobs recovered each month as cova cases rise continued in december. The hope is that when we have a population that is inoculated. Maybe later this year second half of the year. We'll see those job gains. Come back in the meantime it's still going to be a pretty rough winter For those people who are out of work and also cleared. I was touching with a friend of mine this morning. Who works in finance and he said you know. I think by fall or winter of this year which is to say. Twenty twenty one. We're gonna be rolling right along. And i texted him back and i said look man. We are as far from winter this coming year as we are from the beginning of this thing. Think about all the damage that can That is still yet to come in this economy. What do you think. yeah. I mean. I think that's what Democratic policymakers economists are warning about. And when you hear folks say it's important to have another big economic relief package for example which is something we've been hearing a lot about even though we just had this big nine hundred billion dollar. One Economists say it's important to try to get back to where we were before march as quickly as possible in other words. The longer this is drawn out the Take the harder it is to to come back. The deeper the hole the harder it is to get out of it So right it would be. It would be amazing if vaccines were rolled out quickly which may be an early december. We were all so excited. We thought they would be in our seeing. Gee it's not. It's not so easy. And and people are maybe a little more pessimistic. So that just means it's gonna take longer for people to be back in full force at restaurants or movie theaters or on cruise ships or airplanes and And it might. It might feel like a longtime time before at that place. So nila lemme ask you now about the news of tuesday. The democrats win georgia. They now control the senate and there had been much speculation that they were going to be able to do something more in relief. Maybe even those two thousand dollar checks the president trump and and others had been calling for and then joe manchin a democrat or west. Virginia came out today and said. I'm not sure i'm on board for two thousand dollars and everybody kind of realized that it's a much thinner majority than maybe the actual numbers would imply i think on this front. I make two points at first of all i. I firmly believe that the economy is going to lead politics. Some this issue if we continue to see job losses like we saw in december There may not be a lot of wiggle room of how the government responds. I if they want to make sure that the economy can pull through this. Secondly i think what would it. Also indicates is yes there is the may be some some dissension even along party lines. And so what it means. Is that big reforms which typically occur when there is a single party leadership might be delayed even further in this presidency. Because it's covid right. Now that's taking charge of covid. That has a seat at the table. And so that's going to have to play out a before we can get to those bigger reforms that i'm sure by the would like to tackle his term. That's a really good line. The economy is gonna lead policy Speaking of economic policy. Kate president-elect biden came out in a statement today or in a in a speech to reporters talking about a bunch of economic stuff. He said we should be investing in deficit spending which is remarkable thing for a politician to say out loud. It's a huge Reversal or shift if you will from when president obama came in Last financial crisis democrats were were leaning into this idea that republicans were pushing that in. I think continue to push that. We need to be worried about about deficits right. I mean we obviously want to support the economy and In support people and households. But we can't go too far. And i think that there's been it. There's been a big shift among Economists and economic thinking on this in ten or twelve years since then and that's look at interest rates. They are so low right now. In biden made this point that when interest rates historically low and the federal reserve you know they've got rates as low as they can go or as low as they are willing to go. They said they aren't gonna do negative rates They could do more bond buying but there's not a lot they can do Then you should be spending more even if that is deficit spending And that's the argument that we heard The president-elect today and it's interesting because we know that his economic team the advisors. He's been turning to for advice last year. They were making that same argument. They're saying look at the cost of finance. This debt is so low it it. It makes sense to invest now because those investments will pay off over the long term. If if they boost growth roy All right i'm gonna try to squeeze last one in and i'm going to try to get both here in about thirty seconds apiece if you could we've i want. You can't leave the segment today without the politics of this economy coming up and we talk a lot about uncertainty in this economy and what that has meant the last four years. I wonder neela what you think about instability in the politics of this economy because that seems to me to be where we are i think the biggest danger as we look at the economic fragility of that we're grappling with in the winter months. Is that we keep. We take our eye off the ball of the economy and the people who've been hit hardest in the economy. It's easy to give way to the politics of the moment. That still about ten million americans who were working in february who are not working now and we have rental moratoriums that actually end in january and so the danger is that we give way to the politics. We stop thinking about the economy. So meyer urgency on this. Friday is to remember. It's about the economy right now. And the health infrastructure that is necessary for to keep the economic recovery going to quickly uncertainty verses instability. Well i just. I think so much is going to depend on. What happens after january twentieth. And whether you still have president trump out there sort of riling rolling up his base And how the the congress and how republicans interact with the with the incoming administration the incoming president and we have reason to think that things might go okay mitch. Mcconnell has a longstanding relationship with joe biden and they've worked together for for many many years but to to as point earlier. I think that what happens with the economy is going to be driving these these discussions. Hopefully hopefully if things get worse or things stay. Stay as they are. They'll they'll come together though overcome These issues and get something done if the economy is it who davidson at the wall. Street journal
Family Trio Makes Marvelous Mask Magnets
"Like so many in mid twenty twenty. Hey eckhart was feeling. The effects of coronavirus lockdown was already accustomed to video calls with his sister and their mom living in three different cities and that was fine but the social isolation from everyone else made things rough of course life itself had changed dramatically among other things everyone interacted with outside his home wore a mask. And it's this mask that uncovered his side hustle story has diligent square and so is his mother and sister but they found most mass. Design's pretty bland and boring. Of course there were the custom design. Ones like those sold on oetzi but those are often very expensive so the trio devised a way to brighten up your average mask. That was simple cost effective and interchangeable between masks. The idea was magnetically backed. Charms stick to a shirt or backpack. They envisioned a range of designs with different colors shapes and logos making them custom personal for the where. They were positive. This idea would work and move quickly springing into action. The first thing they needed was a name and they settled on mask mags. Luckily hank had some technical skills so he took charge of building a website using shop. Advise the platform sourcing magnets on the other hand. Wouldn't be so easy. I had to come up with those designs for that. They sat down and brainstormed. Eventually landing on ten favorites are thinking was the simpler the better. They chose designs like the american flag. A snowflake and wine glass things they thought would have brought appeal once. They had their designs. They needed to get their magnets manufactured to do that. They searched for businesses that made similar items swag for events and companies pins badges. That sort of thing. They had a list of five of those companies. They reached out to get quotes. They look for the right mix of cost quality and timeliness eventually finding all three in one supplier invested two thousand dollars and their products in hand and just two weeks additional five hundred dollars were set aside for packaging and a bit of it for marketing which they intended to start right away but since they weren't experts they weren't sure what to do so they turned to their own network. Told anyone who'd listen about their new business and the sales started to trickle in on top of that. They tried facebook and google ads but while those channels drove traffic they didn't convert many sales to improve the momentum. Hey tried something. He'd heard about social media influencers. His tactic was to contact those with followings in the five to twenty thousand range you thought they probably weren't inundated with offers the way more popular influencers were and could therefore be more receptive to mass. Max turns out he was right for the most part influencers with that size. Following five to twenty thousand were attracted to the idea of getting some free product in exchange for promotion since the cost of it all was very minimal. It was a big win for the mathematics team once again. This all happened very quickly. We started in august twenty twenty by the time. September rolled around. They sold five hundred dollars worth in october. They were presented with a new surprising opportunity. The company sister works for heard about mathematics and ask for the option of a custom order since the team already had the manufacturer and knew the costs involved they agreed. We're able to produce a fully customized mass magnet in a matter of weeks more importantly it opened their mind to the potential of customization. They spread the word in their local community and ended up with custom orders from schools. Salons clubs it all helped the bottom line which continued to grow the customization pivot was incredibly beneficial because it solved another problem which was excess inventory when ordering the magnets. There was no way to know in advance. Which would sell which wouldn't meaning. They have a lot of unpopular designs leftover by adding more customization revenue. They can rely less on preorder designs and guarantee. They aren't racing money which is good since they have no intention of flying half mask so this is an example of a project that you can start quickly like really quickly and in response to a problem you notice and guess what first of all great example. Congratulations to the mathematics team. And guess what. We're all going to be wearing masks for quite a while. Like i think it's pretty clear at this point Fortunately help us. On the way hope is on the way in the form of a vaccine and everything else but at least a lot of parts of the world. We're going to be wearing masks for at least several months. So this has the potential to really ramp up and i also think even though it's smart that they did this pivot of going from the p- redesigned options to the customization for various schools. And such. i think that's smart for them. But i still think there's actually room for somebody to do the redesign ones. So if you're looking for an opportunity maybe think about face masks one form or another. Because as i said i think it's going to continue to be thing
Markets Shrug Off Relief Package Disputes In Anticipation Of Resolution
"Of congress's nine hundred billion dollar stimulus deal also still hangs in the balance last week president. Donald trump demanded that the virus relief package that had cleared. Both chambers of congress be revised. The package should include two thousand dollar checks to most americans. Instead of these six hundred dollar payments included in the current legislation and other items he considered wasteful and unnecessary should be cut. He said trump had still not signed the bill. As of this weekend allowing the lapse of a number of federal unemployment insurance programs that millions of americans have joined over the course of the pandemic more than fourteen million americans rely on the pandemic unemployment assistance or pandemic emergency unemployment compensation programs benefits in both of these programs expired saturday but would be renewed march in congress's virus relief plan despite the threat equities mostly held up strongly last week as traders still anticipate a near term resolution stimulus disputes either during the trump administration. Or the next i think. Markets have basically priced in two trillion dollars in stimulus. And obviously we're not getting that with the nine hundred billion dollar relief. Bill but we know that janet yellen and joe biden are coming into office. And we know that. There's even a possibility that democrats are going to take control of the senate which all points to more stimulus with all points down dollar which all points to more ability for asset prices to increase francis newton. Stacey optimal capital director of strategy told yahoo finance on thursday so markets are quite literally. Shrugging
Stocks End at Record Highs After Trump Signs Virus Relief Package
"Stocks end at record highs after trump signs virus relief package stocks jumped on monday to reach record levels after president. Donald trump signed a virus relief package following a multi day delay. The dow rose zero point seven percent or about two hundred points while the s. and p. Five hundred rose about zero point. Nine percent and the nasdaq added zero point. Seven percent each of the three major indices record intra-day and closing highs adding to their year to date gains in the final week of two thousand. Twenty trump gave approval to congress's bi partisan nine hundred billion dollar stimulus package sunday evening after objecting to the bill earlier last week in approving the stimulus package trump also signed congress's four trillion dollar omnibus omnibus bill providing funds for the government through the end of the fiscal year. Averting a government shutdown. The virus relief package included a more modest six hundred dollar payment. That fell short of trump's demand to cut two thousand dollar checks to most americans trump also called for lawmakers to cut items. He considered wasteful and unnecessary in the bill house speaker. Nancy pelosi is set to hold a roll call. Vote over a separate measure to increase the direct payments on monday after having failed to pass it through unanimous consent on thursday it is unclear whether or when the republican controlled senate would take up the measure in its current form. The stimulus package includes a host of measures to support individual americans and businesses struggling amid the ongoing pandemic. Which as of monday sickened more than nineteen million people in the us. The legislation includes approximately three hundred and twenty five billion dollars in aid for small businesses and replenishes the paycheck protection program and extends federal unemployment benefit programs and offers an enhanced three hundred dollars per week in jobless insurance still the delay on signing the bill into law created a lapse in unemployment benefits for the about fourteen million americans claiming federal pandemic unemployment assistance and pandemic emergency unemployment compensation as both of these programs expired on saturday without the new stimulus measures to renew them. There is likely to be a brief delay in restarting these programs. Under the new authorization experts have said
US Stocks Retreat As Hope For Stimulus Checks Fade
"Stocks retreat from record highs as hopes for more stimulus evaporate stocks dropped tuesday after hitting fresh record highs earlier in the session as traders hopes for a larger round of direct checks to consumers faded the s. and p. five hundred and dow each ended a three day winning streak. The turnaround in the three major indices came after senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell blocked motions by democratic lawmakers to try and quickly advanced a measure to increase stimulus payments. To two thousand dollars from six hundred dollars for most americans mcconnell also suggested the chamber would only consider the larger payments alongside other demands president. Donald trump had made including investigating election security and removing liability shields for social media companies. Neither however are likely to gain traction with democratic lawmakers late monday the us house of representatives has voted to pass a bill increasing. These stimulus checks to two thousand dollars from six hundred dollars as trump had demanded last week. Many republican senators however had objected to larger stimulus payments. during negotiations. Over the past couple of months still congress is nine hundred billion dollar package which includes the six hundred dollar stimulus payments replenished funding for loans through the paycheck protection program enhanced unemployment benefits and funds for vaccine distribution among other measures was signed into law. Sunday
President Trump Suggests He Won't Sign COVID-19 Relief Bill
"Stocks rose wednesday as investors weighed these still dire pandemic situation against the arrival of more stimulus. Late tuesday however president donald trump suggested. He might not sign the nine hundred billion dollar stimulus deal. Congress approved earlier this week demanding in a video on twitter that congress immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from the bill. He also requested that congress increase the six hundred dollar stimulus payments to americans to at least two thousand dollars.
Shutdown, impeachment, virus: Chaotic Congress winds down
"So are you gonna get that two thousand dollar cove it nineteen payment from Washington Congress is racing the clock ending a chaotic session before the new Congress is sworn in on January third but at the moment Senate Republicans are ignoring president trump's demand that they boost those six hundred dollar cove it nineteen payments to two thousand dollars Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Congress has provided enough pandemic aid for now he's blocking Democrats have been trying to force a vote the stalemates expected to drag on into the weekend the smaller six hundred dollar checks though are being mailed to households or direct deposited into Americans bank accounts I'm ready to fall lay
"two thousand dollars" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
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"two thousand dollars" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
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"two thousand dollars" Discussed on Power 105.1 FM
"Two thousand dollars worth. And here's what she had to say. This was my league buffet. This was my choice. This was something I felt that I needed to do to stand out. I have audition for him and I hadn't before. So yes, an audition is closer than what I had before. Oh, really wait? No more went up, you actually had an audition with Tyler Perry. I, I well I submitted myself tape the access to the acts for me to do a self take and I submitted it yesterday. This is her third time putting up a billboard. She got an audition with Tyler after the second one, she in the process of her waiting for her. Call back from her other audition, she put up their billboard. All right. Well, here's what else you had to say about whether or not she regrets it. When I put up a billboard. I didn't know what to expect. I didn't know what was going to happen. And one thing I, you have to have being in this industry is thick skin. And so he and crush anything in me. In fact, he puts on fire me. So when I gave him that audition, I gave him my best in a little bit more. I mean listen in a case like that, you shouldn't listen to the person, you should actually listen to the person who the teaching. You're trying to get if Tyler is telling you cheaper, more effective way to get his attention. You should listen because you can't kick the process. You still gotta go addition. And you still got to be good billboard is not going to get you a role. She was saying, she didn't get an even in addition before, now she did what she feels like. You congratulated for getting all this attention. But okay. She got the audition. But what if she doesn't get the real, you still got to be good at the end of day, you can't escape the process but you still gotta get in the door to even audition? So if she that she doesn't mean once again, her money. I regret it. But once again, you should listen to the person who's attention. You're trying to get Tyler gave her a free game Taylor told her look, I know a cheaper more effective way for you to get my attention. Just coming audition tally talking about it. So it did..
"two thousand dollars" Discussed on Gilmore Guys
"Bottomless closet. I tell you. I two thousand dollars in my closets about I'm not gonna find two thousand dollars in my closet. My life for a moment. I'm broke I'm working less at the gas lights from fallen further behind. I'm begging people call me because I can't afford the call them. I am picking up half. Eaten apple out of trash cans at the port authority. It's getting diet year. I'll pay your phone Bill. How about that forty six bucks? Hope that I would have to borrow from my father, my father that doesn't have any idea why you'd be paying the phone Bill of a friend that he's never method. You're not even supposed to know great plan. Don't worry about me. I'll be fine. I get it. Okay. I'm lucky I have support system. You don't be sorry. Forget I. City. It's good for me to know. I manage it doesn't go to her client saying she's worried about money, she goes out, and she gets money. I take on the burdens your the artist your things. Harding trying something hard. So it's weird. I wrote a note down from after listening that and realize like her lot midges life. Does not have that much consequence. Like, even if she fails at stand up it still like not like her life will cease to exist it and like in the first season. It's all about Kanshi. She make it in this world. And she proves that. And that's really cool. Now, I don't know what the stakes are other than I need her to succeed. So that Suzy can survive, and we love Suzy so much that you root for that. But I feel like midges life doesn't have actual consequences. But her actions have consequences against Suzy. Yeah. They have to tie her care to her. Actually that was like a nice narrative trick in this episodes. They they tie her success to a person's like livelihood wellbeing, and like where this person sleeps. So you do care about a low more than like, you can still. Yeah. I absolutely works for me. You can indulge in all the kind of like rich Manhattan, the production design of those apartments, and I sort of lifestyle in those costumes, but still make it like it's not just about like someone good becoming great even though that's interesting too. But then tie to like Suzy's got to eat. Yeah. You can't just be in frigging rotten apples out the watch. And watch watching Luigi TV. TV was fun TV legitimately. It was so silly. And I thought he was so cute that whole Italian family and her apartment every time it cut back to those. This is great. I learned never upset. No. They love they love it. And I'm always wear they ping. Oh, it's very fun. It was cute. Then you see David Famer again, Harry, Drake. They have a show biz exchange. Just like we should do line. She look good. The weather bub-bubba baton the man who I guess sent people to kill her in theory. But there which is kind of a nice Hollywood metaphor short incredible backbiting, really really depletes it as place. It reminded me of all our conversations we have off my. Yeah. I mean, it it is kind of weird about and and. I was also thinking about. Oh, yeah. On the subject. Dude. You can't say that. Let's. Get you in tried so dangerous bleep that out. You're You're gonna. going gonna. The may not take we pay for extra bleeps paper bleeps. Yes. So yeah, it's really really hard guys. You guys knew I was a bad. Boy when you Invited me me. when you rode your motorcycle directly into the studio. Okay. So on this subject palladino 'isms, we've talked in the past about specific lines or not so specific lines. Sometimes it's like, hey. Latinos, like want wanna get lunch, lunch and other episodes before midge drink water Michelle Simms, drink water. I don't know what we're doing here. But I will say someone misreading the room in kind of ruining someone's wedding while making a toast at their wedding reception. Does feel like a palladino ISM? Yeah. It fields is that fair. I mean, it's not unfair. I'm not mad ink you, but it doesn't justify it. Either. Super cool party or what fifty sixty two hours your old podcast move on. But, you know, the talk about maybe it's a little hammered at lanes leading. And she says all those inappropriate things like marriage. It's not for me..
"two thousand dollars" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Of them by two thousand dollars announcement comes as the automaker. Took a hit on Wall Street in the new year. But the company says the price cut is to deal with the phasing out of the federal electric vehicle tax credit, which has dropped from seventy five hundred to thirty seven hundred and will eventually be gone. This year automotive analysts Mike Ramsey with Gartner says tesla sees the writing on the wall price cuts may indicate that tesla thinks that there could be a reduction in demand for the vehicle, especially after the end of the tax credit. He says Tesla's becoming like any other car maker. Freshness of a tesla is not the same as it used to be now moving into more mainstream fire the company says it produced more than two hundred and fifty thousand vehicles last year, which is nine thousand more than a delivered. Karen, Adams, Kennex, ten seventy NewsRadio. If you're California driver like so many of us are you can no longer be charged higher insurance rates because of your sack. The State Department of insurance issued the new roles barring insurance providers from basing their rates off of gender because of another new law now individuals can specify gender as non binary on their driver's license that was sort of the Genesis and taking a fresh look at gender and the bullets as actually insurance rates, Pamela. Presley is an attorney with consumer watchdog. She says younger men and older women were typically the ones hurt by providers that charge more because of gender. She says the new law officially went into effect New Year's day is going to be implemented on a rolling basis. She says drivers may not have their rates adjusted until their next renewal because it could take several months for providers to get a new plan in place. Cooper, Rummell KNX ten seventy NewsRadio ever wish you could tell ahead of time. When an earthquake is going to strike early warnings about quake's can now be delivered right to your smartphone. In Los Angeles County through the shake alert L A app. The purpose of the app is to save lives. When the next magnitude five point, oh or bigger quake hits by giving people precious seconds to take action were that's pulling to the side of the road. Whether that's exiting elevators or taking the moment to drop cover and hold on L A mayor Eric Garcetti says the app also offers guidance for preparedness, and what did you after once earthquake hits? We don't want just an app tells you it's.
"two thousand dollars" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Two thousand dollars on a credit card and a and four thousand dollars on a loan father-in-law told me let the credit card. Go to collections laps is that a bad idea. Sure. You owe the money. What happens when it lapses your credit gets hammered? We're not gonna we're not gonna bowel at the altar of the great FICO Bono purposely go out and not pay a Bill that we owe. When we're able to pay it. And you don't purposefully destroy your credit card your credit. You know, in that sense. You would be just keeping your word. I gotta tell you. I'm gonna take an advice from your father in law for anything. That's just bad. So now, you pay your debts, or if you're not you're not able in elapses that's different just set out and say, I just don't think it's convenient for me today to pay my Bill, I have the money. But I don't think I want to do that. I have a new strategy. No, how you build a this is Dave Ramsey show. I get this question all the time. Dave,.
"two thousand dollars" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"He posted two thousand dollars bail was granted and. What I didn't realize is that it's several hours the process of somebody out of jail so post the bail, but they don't they don't let you get out right away. So all the other media said, well, we're not going to go out to the jail and wait six hours for this. We either you know, wanna enjoy our Sundays because we cover Tampa Bay. We don't cover the forty Niners or. They wanted to get up to the game to cover that game. So I I ended up being the only person out at the jail just working on an article waiting there and Reuben foster came out at about two o'clock. He didn't speak. He he nodded his head. He acknowledged me because I I've been in that locker room. So obviously, I I I know I'm, but he had covered up his covered up his face with a hood. And he walked straight into the car that was waiting to take them away. And they sped off. And he had a friend waiting for them. It was not Adrian Colbert. There's been a lot of speculation on social media posted a video of proven foster people saying that Adrian Colbert was there with him because there's a guy with dreadlocks in the video. But that is not Adrian Colbert that would be a big story if it were as ever. Yeah. If one of Foster's friends so no relation there to to any forty Niners player, but he took off and left back to the bay area straight on a commercial flight. So he was not on the team charter and why he's released. He's no longer a member of the forty Niners. He's no longer a team employee of theirs. But yeah, it's kind of interesting that he was in Tampa Bay on a road trip flew out on the team charter. But now as to find his way back home, by the way, David Lombardi of the athletic on came here tonight rankle may with you. And he's got an article up on the right now inside Ruben Foster's final hours with the forty Niners as another domestic violence arrests leads to his release, John Lynch, what does this say about John Lewis because I you know, I've been reading some stuff and listen to a lot of talk radio today. John Lynch is catching heat for misjudging the character of Reuben foster. And I think that's a little heavy handed. Like, you said Reuben foster is a very gregarious guy. Teammates like him, he's flawed like all humans are. But that's why he fell down that draft board. But until like last summer, you know, what those charges in the. The gravity of that. And then now this on top of it. There wasn't anything so serious that he couldn't be repaired. And I feel like, you know, when you know, Ruben foster story the way he was raised at cetera. You almost realize how much this guy's overcome to be where he's at. And it's really incredible. But at the same time, he's an adult and he's got to carry himself in that way as a professional about John Lynch. No the heat that he's catching around this for even drafting Reuben foster. What do you make of that? Because I just think it's such an imperfect science drafting anyway, you just don't know. I mean, yeah, he took a chance on the guy and it didn't work out. You. There's so many players right now playing in the NFL. For whom front office. Guys have taken a chance and pay off. Right. Reuben foster. Yes, he did have a particularly bad background and yes. Because of that this is a tragedy that's been compounded. Because there's tragic situation happened before when Reuben foster was eighteen months old his father shot him. Literally shopping is eighteen months old. He was to make things even worse. He was shooting out his mother and Reuben foster mother who was holding a baby Reuben foster and one of the bullets hit the baby Reuben foster. And if you didn't think that was bad enough his father escaped from prison for sixteen years after committing that crime was not ended until Reuben foster was playing football at Alabama. So I mean, this is a background. This is a complication that I think is unimaginable. For almost everybody. Probably everybody listening to this show. And it makes this situation an extremely sensitive one. It's been a sensitive one even before Ruben foster I got arrested as a member of the forty Niners. And it's been you know, a delicate kind of thing that the team has been dealing with the team realized that they would have to help Reuben foster overcome. And I think the couch Shanahan and John Lynch. Still think that Reuben foster can overcome the poor decision making that probably isn't much of a surprise given his background given what he's had to overtop, right? Yeah. And. They just think that he he won't be able to overcome it with the forty Niners because their team cannot take the damage and the flack that it has taken while it has been waiting for him to figure things out anymore. And that's the that's the bottom line here. And John Lynch said, you know, I have to own it. I drafted a guy that we knew had these potential issues, and they didn't blow up on us. But it's not something you could sit sit around and say, we'll we'll never draft another guy. What with an issue on his record again because? Like, you said either human beings. They're fallible there's going to be something every single player can take a wrong, turn even the guy with a with a choirboy record at some point. When you hire them, they're adults. And and you have to have faith that you know, some of the health that you might might be able to give them they will stay on track. And Reuben foster did not stay on track. The had some toxic people in his life. There are still details. Now of another court case that will have to that will have to come out. But since he didn't stay on track the forty Niners just could not absorb that kind of damage anymore. And and and they wish him the best, but his recovery, and and Israel will have to come elsewhere, David Mann, great stuff. I really appreciate you coming on. And I know it's been a busy couple of days for you. We always appreciate your perspective. Very eloquently said. And of course, your article on the athletes, very well written as always we appreciate your time. Next time. Let's get you on. And we'll talk about some football. Okay. All right, man. Thank you. Thanks, David Lombardi of the athletic, man. Good stuff. I mean just for him to be going out there to cover a football game. And then now he's like waiting at a jail for Reuben foster to come out and the football game that he's supposed to be playing in his playing on the lobby television. That's nuts, man. Yeah. Yeah. As far as John Lynch catch. And he I I just I I can't buy it. I mean, look how can you pass on Reuben foster right there? I mean the risk reward factor. They acquired that draft pick from the bears in that trade traded back essentially, they did moving back one spot. I mean, we could argue about whether or not they should've taken Solomon Thomas all day. But Reuben foster that pick me a whole hell of a lot of sense. And you hope that the young man finds his way when it comes to arguing with the ladies keep your hands in your pocket. My man, that's that's the best advice. I can give you alright scam. Here tonight rank away with only sportscenter all.
"two thousand dollars" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Two thousand dollars claiming that the crypto currency. He was selling was backed by real estate and diamonds all of it was false. So this is a wild west environment. We have the SEC saying that bitcoin and other crypto assets are not securities. We have no one succeeding in launching a registered security that has one SEC permission to bring it to the marketplace. And so we see some bad players that are out there. Meanwhile, financial advisers who are the gatekeepers to trillions of dollars of consumer investments. Largely uneducated unfamiliar inexperienced with the blockchain and bitcoin and other crypto assets. Meaning when a client turns to their financial advisor and says, please can you give me advice about the blockchain about crypto assets. The adviser knows little more than the client. And this is why I have formed ABC the adviser blockchain and crypto acid council to figure out what's going on in the block chain crypto world. How do we increase the level of knowledge and awareness among financial advisers? So that they're capable of making an informed decision for the benefit of their clients as to whether you should invest in bitcoin. Ripple light coin or any of the two thousand crypto assets that now exists just as there are thirty five hundred stocks that exist in the United States. There are now two thousand coins that exist in the United States. So I want you to stay with us for more here on the Rick element show. To learn what's going on on the dark side of bitcoin to help you increase your knowledge about this and help you set the stage for answering the question does bitcoin belong in your portfolio. All that. And a lot more here on.
"two thousand dollars" Discussed on KSRO
"Are two thousand dollars. Oh, yeah. Shoot can't afford. Okay. I recently that was with my escrow account with my homeowner's insurance, which I just recently changed. So that won't come into effect until the spring because they've already paid it out in four, and I changed it like a little too late pretty much. So I won't be the benefit of that until next year. Yeah. Here's the thing. You have to get yourself in a position where your income versus your outgo leaves your room to clear up one hundred and thirty thousand dollars worth of debt. You have to you cannot just say, oh, I have a daycare problem. Oh, I have this problem. Oh that problem. You can't you just can't do that. You're not at the mercy of this math. This Mathis at the mercy of you. And so if you cannot cut lifestyle and cut things out of your budget enough to be able to attack this ridiculous amount of debt. You all have. Then you probably gonna sell your house. Because you're very hot house payment. Your house payments more than a fourth of your take home pay. Yeah. And a lot as our property taxes. Yeah. And so that's what squeezing you. You've got to get the income up or the out go down somewhere. Okay. Because you've gotta find some margin in here. Otherwise, we're just treading water. Right. And that's you know, that's just a rat in the wheel and mathematical. You don't wanna just run run run run run run run have artifact die. I mean, that's that's no life to be a rat wheel. So we've got again, it's kind of the mathematical logjam these last two callers that you've got to do something radical. So, hey, thanks for the call. We appreciate you. Joining us. Let's push pause. Just a second and talk that through because sometimes you do face that. Where you've squeezed and squeezed excretion squeezing squeezing, it's still there's no ability to throw chunks of money at the debt to make the debt. Leave the thin. You have a pretty desperate situation. The last two callers were facing that both of them. And so desperate situations required. Desperate measures. Extreme situations require extreme adjustment. Now in the old days. My great grandfather, David L, Ramsey the. I was he owned a lumber operation. And the hills of Kentucky, and they would go in cut trees and the way they got trees to market was they put them in river, and then push them down the river. Big big logs going down the river. When you get to a turn with all these logs and the river, they jam. And they won't make the turn. It's a congestion like on the interstate in Houston. And you get jammed up and the way they got rid of the log jam. That's where the word log jam came from or the phrase logjam the way you got rid of that is they threw dynamite in the middle of it and blasted those trees up in the air and throw him out onto the banks and everything else and blew him forward and blew him backward. And it created movement they lost some of their production. They lost some of the logs in the process, but they were able to get the things flowing again. And the log jam has broken loose. And that's what you've gotta do when you're in one of these mathematical logjams you throw dynamite in the middle of it. And so that means you might take a job working eighty hours a week. It means you might sell your house..
"two thousand dollars" Discussed on News & Talk 1380 WAOK
"Not a sport car but pretty good I will put it in line. With any other sedan in this price rain that I've driven one we had with everything on it base. Price twenty one thousand six eighty five Out the door twenty. Two thousand five hundred and thirty five dollars in two thousand eighteen for a great alternative to an SUV Two thousand eighteen golf I would say at twenty two thousand dollars is a bargain and those of us who want you want to give back? To driving, a five speed and not have all these other things around not a bad look now. Is it my family car probably not but even works. For a small family backseat had ample backseat room does have bluetooth technology so you can't. Bluetooth and you fall to the car you can listen. To music and that kind of stuff through then have the apple. Carplay but it does have app connec which is Volkswagen features so you could. Go ahead and use those apps and things there so I think a bargain for an SUV alternative is, Volkswagen Golf sport wagon so if you don't want to sit up and you want to when you're not carrying around August your you don't want to be reminded that you're driving a utility vehicle might want to check out that golf sport wagon I would? Say though, my opted out with a few more features like leather interior are might go to a. Trim level like the SEAL which their top of the. Line it comes with a larger display screen for your center console has a touchscreen option, on it and if you're the feature so I may. Even up for the all wheel drive system because if you're a. Camper if you're going out and you're hiking and doing all types of this. Vehicle I would probably do the all wheel drive on it is worth you do that you're looking at, tops out around thirty thousand dollars with all those options on it but not a bad deal but stick to the Six b may we'll transmission if you don't go out go to six we come back we'll taking phone calls and we're gonna talk about this buying process. Buying a pre owned vehicle finding it online make sure it's worthy getting mechanic to look at it getting a car mechanic, lot of steps have I think I have been leaving these out whenever and talking to, you guys about by car so we're gonna talk about all that today four, four eight nine two two seven zero three Todd. I'll see you out there we. Come back from the break we'll get you up I it's.
"two thousand dollars" Discussed on News & Talk 1380 WAOK
"Not a sport car but pretty good I will put it in line. With any other sedan in this price rain that I've driven one we had with everything on it base. Price twenty one thousand six eighty five Out the door twenty. Two thousand five hundred and thirty five dollars in two thousand eighteen for a great alternative to an SUV There's two thousand eighteen golf I would say at twenty two thousand dollars is a bargain and those of us who want you want to give back to? The driving, a five speed and not have all these other, things around not a bad look now is it my. Family car probably not but even works for a small. Family back see had ample backseat room because he does have bluetooth technology so you can't bluetooth in you fall into the car you can listen to music and that kind of stuff through then have the apple carplay But it does have our app connec, which is something there a Volkswagen. Features or you could go ahead and use those absent things there so I think a bargain four an SUV alternative is. This Volkswagen Golf sport wag so if you don't want to sit up and, you want to when you're not carrying around August suppliers you don't want, to be reminded that you're driving a utility vehicle might want wanna. Check out that golf sport. Wagon I would say though my. Opted out with a few more features like leather interior might. Go up to a trim level like the SEAL which they're top of the line it comes with a larger display screen for your center console has a touchscreen option, on it and a few? Other features, so I may even up for the all-wheel system, because if you're a camper if you going out and. You're hiking and doing all types of things this vehicle. I would probably do the all wheel drive on it it's worth you do that you'll Looking at tops out around thirty thousand dollars with all those options on it but not a bad deal, but stick to the six be manual transmission if you don't go out go to six we come back we're taking. Phone calls and we're gonna talk about this buying process buying a pre owned vehicle finding it online make sure it's worthy getting mechanic to, look at it getting a car. Mechanic lot of steps I think I have been leaving these out when talking you guys about by a car so we'll. Talk about all that today four four eight nine two two seven zero three, Todd I'll see you out there we come back from the break we'll,.
"two thousand dollars" Discussed on BizTalk Radio
"Two years. At two thousand dollars a month My pension is subject to the windfall elimination provision my question is an age sixty six what I'd be eligible to, apply for a spousal benefit based. On half of his retirement age amount or does this windfall provision remove me entirely from this benefit And then there are other question is if he were to pass away What I be eligible for survivors benefit, at my age sixty six? Based on his contributory record or once, again, does, this provision eliminate it so what is the windfall elimination provision? Eliminate, well do you want the good news I or the bad news first the good news is that you have a pension from an employment situation where you did not pay into social. Security and the windfall elimination provision will not affect your benefit at. All not at all because you don't have a benefit from social. Security the only benefit from social security is. From your spouse's work. Record the windfall elimination provision does not affect. That now the bad news I don't even know if that's good news. That's just a fact the bad news is you're subject to something else Something called the government pension offset now the only problem that I have at this moment is. I don't know how big your pension is but I would hope. That if you've been teaching for that long that your pension is. Of reasonably sized pension and why is that. An issue because the. Government pension offset reduces potentially eliminates any social. Security benefit that you are eligible to for from somebody else's work record Benefit or a survivor, benefit your husband is going to start receiving two thousand dollars a month so the spousal retirement benefit, would be worth a thousand dollars a.
"two thousand dollars" Discussed on The Dave Ramsey Show
"I will you stop that last week good did you get a big tax refund this year no we got when we got on our tax refund two thousand dollars back and then we took that and we put it on debt that we have two thousand dollars tax refund that means you're paying in two thousand dollars too much out of your child care so you one of you needs to change your w4 at payroll and bring that two thousand dollars home which would be about one hundred and fifty dollars more month coming home so between that and the 401k coming home now we're starting to you're not doing it anymore those two things will help you start to get the budget balanced little bit now what you do is you to put your take home pay at the top of the page and every dollar has an assignment and we'll just do it in order until we run out of money okay first thing you buys food and that does not mean eating out you don't get to eat out you're broke right you're cooking at home so we're going to buy food at the grocery store and we're gonna cook and healthier anyway and so and a lot cheaper so eating outs a luxury so we're gonna put food at the top the second thing we're going to do we're gonna pay your lights and water you don't have to pay water it's built into your rent the third thing we're going to do we're gonna pay your rent which include your water guy we're going right down the list of things that are most important so already we have eaten and we have a place to live that's warm or cool okay so now we lose we you know we live to fight another day and then we're gonna take care of the car payment because we have to have transportation and then we're going to take look around is there anything else we have to do before we start paying these bills and then your first goal is to try to go down the bills and pay minimum payments the stated minimum payment on everything else you've got a lot of money leftover after i did those things.
"two thousand dollars" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"Thirty two thousand dollars according arkansas online he pleaded guilty october twentieth to charges of tax evasion and operating an illegal gambling house irs raided the the chico game room then filed a petition to seize the building and seabirds two homes one on channel circle and then another in orange beach alabama siebert had been operating the gambling house since at least august of two thousand seven homicide investigation underway in monticello just before one o'clock this morning police responded to turtle creek apartment they found twenty one year old jeremias lewis dead on a walkway at the complex state police is assisting monticello police they say the suspect was shot outside one of the apartments they believe the bodies being taken to the state crime lab for autopsy hikers at emerald park in north little rock found the body yesterday according to arkansas line it appears the person died from a self inflicted gunshot wound north little rock police are investigating the death as a suicide but it's unclear when the person died next news in thirty minutes i'm chris ingram newsradio one or two point nine k a r n female it used to be fun but now it's a burden newsradio one hundred two point nine k a r n gets this ginny in sales sent a memo about bathroom hygiene to the office list everyone's replying all with potty humor it's a dilemma and now you missed that email about the updated tps report that was needed by ten this morning and it's now twelve thirty we gotcha here little rocks new news traffic and weather station news radio one hundred two point nine j a r n fifty eight year old kevin johnson suffered from e d and today his life in the bedroom is better than ever and it was not the little blue pill that changed his performance urologist explained that ninety seven percent of men experienced performance issues in the bedroom at one point a test group performed outstanding when given this incredible product that the lawyers for the blue pill wanted to shrug off and ignore the product is called noxitril in it's not yet available in stores this powerful male enhancement pill has a combination of the.
"two thousand dollars" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Two thousand dollars in the first quarter of his term on security costs that's nearly double the amount spent by his two predecessors during the obama administration the white house continuing to support pruitt in a statement the white house also condemning today's vanak on the outdoor seating area of a bar in munster germany that killed two people and injured nearly two dozen others thirties there do not believe terrorism be the motive the driver shot and killed himself in canada the worst nightmare has happened spill chow president of saskatchewan junior hockey after fifteen people were killed when a bus carrying a team to a playoff game crashed into a truck friday you're listening to abc news i can't wait for this diamonds direct's spectacular storewide spring sale it's coming april thirteenth to the fifteenth the biggest sale of the year you save an extra twenty percents and more on virtually everything earrings bracelets pendants colored gemstones plus thousands of engagement rings settings and wedding bands talking extreme value at a staff that's prepared to break all the rules don't miss this truly spectacular jewelry buying opportunity three days only april thirteenth fifteenth only at diamonds direct sharon road why settle for bacon egg and cheese when you can get a break and bacon egg and cheese coming today for bojangles new bacon bacon egg and cheese biscuit with folded american cheese and four strips that's right four strips of crispy bacon all served on a hot made from scratch brisket get double the bacon with the new baking bacon egg and cheese biscuit from bojangle's hurry in the break in bacon egg and cheese biscuit is only available for a limited time bojangles it's bo time.
"two thousand dollars" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Uh you know there was an immediate call for a ban on bump stocks after the las vegas shooting right uh but there was no action taken thin but uh here we are now one week to the day i think it's worth noting of the florida shooting uh and he did come out late yesterday and make that announcement eight hundred two two two five two two two and talking to westwood one news contributor clinton level regarding the latest in florida the senate panel there is now suggesting offers a in schools exactly how many officers poorer numbers of students is yet to be i guess figured out they also uh we were earlier talking about the woman who was given the response we were to care for the shooter is now trying to get control of his inheritance and apparently that is a legitimate legitimate move that did that ultimately i think there will be civil actions against that money the press is a lot of than if she gives she gets it the before her two thousand dollars for this crews character what's his first name nicolas nicolas clinical fear and four thousand dollars for the brother but then he will not be appointed a public defender because he has the money to pay for an attorney i'd run that money go to the survivors route you know what i mean and then be civilly sort of encumber rather than going to bunch of legal action to defend this guy what i'm saying yeah absolutely and you know the fact that he had so much money i think surprised a lot of people to you know i was getting a lot of questions of the days after is how does he have the money to buy this and all that kind of thing and it's still unclear if he actually had direct access to any of that money but we obviously know now that there were some money there uh but yeah i i there's a lot of people that saying there's a there's a lot more weren't wild causes for that money to go to than him i mean i don't think there's much doubt he'll spend the rest of his life in prison seventeen counts of premeditated murder that he is uh confessed to so yeah where that money goes it's up in the air but uh i know there's.
"two thousand dollars" Discussed on Hound Tall with Moshe Kasher
"I just i share a two thousand dollars are your parents politically active if prices just kidding rebellion now it out there that they got they are so at you ease it's it's nature and nurtured legs are you are brought up in a in a household they probably are taking issue with how many times you're mentioning jewishness and i think theodore hirzel and moisture diane would also take issue warfare alike vaughn let's hard now what i'm saying is they they what is it muscular they they believe in the military well they were russians russian they they've found they feel like it is we you know you keep saying as juive's gear gubler that's got a very americanized woody allen bettina chew it but i feel hilton's there's a strong history in israel of militarism and and like that that were done with our podcast i want to i want to zionism is such a quagmire i am modell it's not now talking about israel and talking about the me to movement of the same take you get you can't say anything you get put the bucks there's there's no there is it i find is the same thing discussing israeli politics and the apartheid or two and palestinian it liver liberation and and accusations of harassment you you you've the yet it's it's it's a thing is though there is so you get in so much trouble up positing thoughts that that are outside of the mainstream.