Episode 131: Jury Escape!

Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss different ways to get out of jury duty. If you Google “how to get out of jury duty” you’ll find numerous myths like dressing a certain way, saying that you’re a racist or able to tell if someone is guilty just by looking at them. None of these things are surefire ways to get out of jury duty.

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Episode 130: Antiquated Laws.

This week Ann, Becky, and Dan talk about Jim Crow laws that are still on the books. Racial restrictive housing covenants prevented Black people from purchasing homes or living in “non-Black” neighborhoods. Although these covenants aren’t enforceable, they can still be found in some deeds in 2020. It’s said to be cost-prohibitive to eradicate these covenants, essentially leaving them in place. We discuss how these covenants destroyed our communities and how our historically segregated neighborhoods (read BLACK) are now being decimated by gentrification.

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Episode 128: Facepalm (scrapped content).


This conversation was cut out of a previous episode because of how random (though authentic for us) it was. Since it’s Mardi Gras week here in New Orleans it’s all we have. Inspired by the Kevin Hart documentary we discuss how much money we think we’d need to live without making another dollar. The conversation takes a few twists ending in Dan ranting about novices selling themselves as professionals on social media.

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Episode 127: Palimony.


Ann and Dan are joined by “Killa Baby Jay” to discuss the concept of palimony. Palimony is like alimony for unmarried couples, or in other words, compensation from one unmarried partner to another after separation. Dan and Killa Baby Jay disagree wholeheartedly with the idea of palimony. Ann unsurprisingly agrees with it to an extent.

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Episode 126: Selling Your Car.

Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss how to sell your car privately and protect yourself at the same time. When it’s time to get rid of a car most people trade their cars into dealerships to reduce the price of their newer car. Even though trading a car in is much easier than privately selling it, you could potentially be leaving thousands of dollars on the table! We also revisit financial literacy.

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Episode 124: Shoot to Kill.


Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss a new California law that was supposed to hold police that shoot unarmed people accountable for their actions. This law got the support of Black Lives Matter… that is until most of the law was stripped down and purposely left vague. Black Lives Matter then pulled their support for this law but like most retractions, they don’t get as much publicity as the initial story. There are however some people who still support the current law because it’s a “step in the right direction.”

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Episode 123: Wrongful Conviction Compensation.


Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss wrongful conviction compensation. We’ve recently learned that the state of Maryland, as well as numerous other states, does not have a formal vehicle to compensate people who were wrongfully convicted. We talk about one case in particular where teenagers were convicted for a crime they didn’t commit and spent 30+ years in prison before being exonerated.

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Episode 122: Payday Loans.

Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss payday loans, refund anticipation loans, and other predatory lending methods. We find that they’re a necessary evil in some cases, especially for people living in poverty. People living in poverty are the same people that are being preyed upon. We also describe what “living check-to-check” really means (in most cases).

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