Why'd You Buy That?

Drew and Dan co-founders of Weekly, a budgeting app, talk about fun topics in personal finance while also delving into the art and science of budgeting. You can find Weekly at Weekly budgeting.

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September 08, 2020 NaN
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Money Thoughts from Las Vegas, Driving Old Cars and Hanging Doors

Introduction: Dan and Drew are back behind them mic and today they’re talking about Dan’s recent anniversary trip to Las Vegas, the coronavirus, and what it would take for him to buy a new car. Meanwhile, Drew talks about how the gambling gods got theirs after all, his adventures with home improvement, and how “easy” hanging doors can be. Talking Points: Dan’s anniversary trip to Las Vegas Money and Vegas At what point would you buy a new car? Coronavirus  Gambling Dan’s experience with slots Drew’s poker story Drew’s “Why’d You Buy That” for the week: Doors, et al Home improvement costs Literati: a subscriptions service for kids books Resources/Links: Literati Books Weekly Budgeting App Quotes from this episode:  “And I decide not to bet at all unless I have a sure thing because the antes (at least the first ones) are not so big as to where they’ll knock you out.” – Drew, on poker “I feel very rich driving an old car. I feel like I have no car payments. If something breaks it’s not a problem. We can ...

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August 18, 2020 NaN
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Anniversary Gifts, Coin Shortages and Special Guest Jessica Steele

Today we’re talking about giving away water (then buying it back), the coin shortage, the price of dollhouses, and anniversaries. We’ll also be talking with Jessica Steele from The Steele Maiden and her philosophies about budgeting. Jessica Steele grew up in small town Pennsylvania before pursuing a degree in Fashion Design and moving to New York City in 2009. With a full-time career in the fashion industry, Jessica founded The Steele Maiden in 2012 while on a brief New York-hiatus (let’s call Los Angeles a fling). Along with her partner Adam, behind the camera and the scenes, she created the website to be a place which inspires readers to create fashionable adventures throughout their own cities and beyond. Talking Points: Why’d You Buy That? Dan’s anniversary gift Budgeting for a wedding Toiletry Kits and gift giving Anniversary trips Emergency… water and toilet paper? The national coin shortage Selling used toys Jessica Steele’s budgeting tips and blog Jessica’s background in fashion How she got started with her budget The shift in money-mindset How she budgets Credit card debts Savings Goals ...

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July 28, 2020 NaN
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The Incredible Free Machine That Hands Out Happiness

Today we’re starting off by talking about our 4th of July festivities and what it was like lighting off fireworks at home. Then we’re going to dive back into the topic of the coronavirus and it’s continued effect (or non-effect) on our lives. In addition, we have a question to ask our customers: Would you like an automated assistant to ask you questions and check-in with your goals on a daily basis? And would you be willing to pay for that as an add-on? If you would like to give us your input, have any comments, or questions, email us at [email protected]   Talking Points: 4th of July and fireworks at home Fireworks have gotten a lot bigger The Sparklers Dilemma The Fireworks Mob Mentality Coronavirus and the continued effect on our lives Keeping up with fitness and wellness while we’re stuck at home Public pools Summer camps The mystery of who is can contract coronavirus Theme parks and roller coasters The ups-and-downs of roller coaster bravery A theme park during a pandemic?! Our thoughts on coronavirus Why’d You Buy That? Noom ...

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May 22, 2020 NaN
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A Boatload of Money + the Impact of CoronaVirus on Dining Out Expenses

Dan tells what it was like to drive across the country in a pandemic.  Drew shares how coronavirus has effected his dining out expenses  Dan and Drew talk about Mother's Day spending and Dan tells the totally unique gift he got his wife for Mother's Day. *** OUR PODCAST HAS CHANGED NAMES TO "WHY'D YOU BUY THAT?" **** We hope this change emphasizes how we want this to be a fun discussion about the motivations behind our purchases helping all of us to buy things with less guilt and more joy. The :shrug: icon hopefully reflects the confusion we all sometimes feel in sorting out our feelings about our purchases. We hope you like the name change and would love to hear any feedback you might have ...

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April 25, 2020 NaN
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How Far Would We Go To Save $50, Childhood Money Perceptions and Selling a Home in a Pandemic

Dan and Drew start off by asking "How far would you go to save $50?".  Then they talk about perceptions of money as a child and how that changed when they became adults. Dan talks about receiving the IRS stimulus and what that was like.  Finally, Dan and Drew talk about whether it is worth it to pay a realtor to sell you home, even in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

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April 07, 2020 NaN
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Social Distancing, Guns at Five Guys, and Dan Navigates A Shared Purchase With Neighbors

In this episode, we talk about the effect social distancing has had in our families, Drew talks about the odd experience of getting takeout from Five Guys during Coronavirus (spoiler: a gun is in the story) and Dan explores pitfalls of doing shared purchases with neighbors in a segment called "How I ended up spreading pine needles in my neighbor's yard."   ...

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