Financial checklist October 2021
It’s early October, which means we’ve officially entered the scary season! Fear not, your favorite finance checklist is here to help you out.
1. Get banned and loaded for a Halloween horror movie marathon
There’s no better way to spend Halloween than keeping yourself ready on the couch with a bowl of popcorn as you dig your way through a number of classic horror movies.
And what makes it so much more scary is seeing it in HD! But before you do that, first check your current internet plan to make sure it allows high definition streaming so you don’t chew through your data.
2. Avoid all rookie road trip traps
Hopefully, with COVID restrictions being relaxed soon, you may want to get out of town. But before you head out, first make sure that your car insurance is in order so that you can avoid any unexpected surprises.
You may even want to get roadside assistance while you’re at it. The last thing you want is to break down in the middle of nowhere and become the main character of a horror movie, right? Okay, we kids, we kids! Seriously, it’s better to be safe than sorry!
3. Banish your bad credit history
If your crooked credit is limiting your style, now is the time to get it in shape. There are many things you can do to improve your credit score, but a good place to start is to pay off any outstanding debts.
When you have amassed multiple debts, consider a debt consolidation loan. With a debt consolidation loan, you can combine all of your debts into one loan – so instead of paying interest on each individual debt, you only have to worry about one interest rate.
4. Arm yourself with the ultimate secret weapon: the Finance Burrito
If you’re (or want to become!) A podcast person, the following has been on the agenda lately:
Ep. # 42: Your Money News: University students cheat & employees cash in during the WFH!
Here are some of the juicy new financial topics your favorite podcast hosts are unpacking this week:
- College students get paid for cheating
- People in the US take advantage of the opportunity to work from home by having two jobs
- Paralympians are paid to win a gold medal using Nada
Ep. # 43: What do you do when Keanu Reeves slips into your DMs and your online shopping package hasn’t turned up?
Here’s what Tom and Liv are talking about on this Your Money News episode:
- Why the Australian Post is pausing deliveries
- Make your home contents insurance fit for the storm season
- Did someone say eight-day work year ?! (yes, you read that right)
- Has Keanu Reeves slipped into your DMs recently? Newsflash: It could be a scam!
Ep. # 44: Crazy Fines and Borrowers Lying on Their Home Loan Certificates
In episode # 44, get ready to learn all about:
- The Rise of Liar Loans: Why Aussies Beautify Their Income Statements and Tell White Lies To Secure A Mortgage
- The New Zealand company promises an eager crowd $ 100,000 in a maddened cash rush
- Why Apple is under investigation for its monopoly on mobile payments
Ep. # 45: Let’s talk about how climate change is affecting the real estate market
The following is on the menu for Episode # 45:
- A recent report from the Reserve Bank of Australia found that climate change has directly increased the number of high risk homes in Australia
- Streaming service war: Providers are fighting for our attention and our money
- Find out why Aussies are encouraged to do more shattered Avo. to consume
- 70% of millionaires fear leaving too much money on their kids, says The Motley Fool
5. Make savoir-faire your superpower this Libra season
It’s true what they say you know That very few can resist a Libra charm. And according to our Mozo Magic 8 Ball, by honing your natural sense of savoir-faire, you could take some serious steps in your career this year, Libra.
The Mozo Magic 8 Ball also suggests that you take extra precautions with your finances this year, Libra. Why not download a nifty budgeting and savings app to keep track of your expenses?
That’s it for now, guys! We hope you have a nice Halloween and eat way too many lollipops! We’ll be picking you up here next month for your November 2021 financial checklist. Until then, you can visit our Life & Money Hub.