Recorded in 2019. Ann, Becky, and Dan talk about how and if society has become too politically correct. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to be politically correct 100% of the time with all of society’s changes over the past decade or so. We also talk about outrage/cancel culture, like when people dug up Kevin Hart’s 10-year old tweets.Read More
Can you sue your employer if you contract the coronavirus at work? With so many low wage jobs classified as essential, minority communities have been disproportionately vulnerable. Mainstream media outlets like to point to comorbidity as the cause but comorbidity doesn’t cause exposure. A few things have changed with the stimulus checks since the last episode, Ann goes over some of the changes.
This week Dan is remotely joined by Ann to discuss the details of the COVID-19 stimulus plan. There are some common misunderstandings and some not so common misunderstandings regarding the stimulus plan.
We also talk about why putting your mortgage in forbearance may be risky in the long run and the lax requirements on who qualifies as essential businesses. We both give updates on how and what we’ve been doing the past few weeks too.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss some of the things that you should be aware of when hiring contractors. Worker’s Comp insurance can be easily overlooked, especially if you see “licensed and bonded.” We also talk about other types of insurances as well as warranties.
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.
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.
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.Read More
Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss protective orders and what they’re typically used for. We share an email that we received from Ben about our episode “You Willing to Die?” Ben summarizes a restraining order as simply a piece of paper, not armor which is true.