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Should I get car rental insurance?

Jake Of All Trades

Release Date: 10/19/2021

The Causes of the Supply Chain Meltdown show art The Causes of the Supply Chain Meltdown

Jake Of All Trades

On this episode Jake and Kirk discuss some of the espoused causes of the recent supply chain meltdown and how it will affect your life. Kirk also poses a potentially unexplored reason for the meltdown.   *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email [email protected] and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents...

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On the show we have discussed the growth in work from home but we have neglected to exam the harms this may cause for younger workers. As a new worker in the workforce, there are many unseen benefits to working in an office environment around co-workers. How can new workers navigate this new world and how can companies help them? *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email...

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Americans got richer in the second quarter of 2021. How does this happen given a slowing economic growth? We discuss what a net worth is and what a household is. Why are these important for you in your planning? Jake breaks down different ways of evaluating your wealth. Jake and Kirk also discuss the federal debt and how this is related to household net worth. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial...

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CNBC reported on a survey done by a large investment firm, where they found “ideal” saving benchmarks to aim for based on your age. How much should you have in investments by the time you are 30? 40? And so on? These benchmarks are quite lofty and neither Jake nor Kirk hit them! Is it all over for the financial duo? Not necessarily. Join us for a discussion of these interesting benchmarks and how they can be a positive aid on your financial journey. Here’s the CNBC article: *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax...

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Can I Get Tax Savings From College Savings Accounts? show art Can I Get Tax Savings From College Savings Accounts?

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This is a common question that Jake Rivas gets from his clients. In this episode Jake and Kirk discuss College Savings Accounts pros and cons and how to navigate them in a world where higher education (and its value to your young students) is ever changing. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email [email protected] and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake...

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How Much Cash Should You Have Available? show art How Much Cash Should You Have Available?

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As incomes and net worth may rise in your life, this is a common question. How much actual cash to keep in the bank? What percentage should one keep in the bank versus paying off debt versus using it for investments? Of course this is a very personal question but Jake and Kirk discuss some ways to approach this question and provide some tips. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email...

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Should I get car rental insurance? show art Should I get car rental insurance?

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Both Jake and Kirk are going on trips and are considering whether or not to get the car rental insurance. Of course the rental agencies will be insisting upon this. But is it superfluous? Jake provides some alternatives you may not be aware of. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email [email protected] and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter...

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What are Health Savings Accounts? show art What are Health Savings Accounts?

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You may have been offered a Health Savings Account (HSA) from your employer. Although there are similarities with more traditional health plans provided by your employer, there are important differences. Many people believe HSAs are a non-starter, due to their higher deductibles. While each case is different, there are times when an HSA may be the right move for you.  *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your...

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In this episode Jake and Kirk discuss the idea of taking money from your paycheck and buying stock in the company that provides your paycheck. Is that too risky? How can you ensure you don’t lose on big upsides if your company is a hot stock item right now? What do you think? Do you invest in the company you work for?   *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email...

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Should Roads Remain “Free” to Use show art Should Roads Remain “Free” to Use

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On this episode Jake and Kirk discuss a new way some governments are taxing those who use the roads: Tolls that use GPS. Kirk goes on an epic rant about government roads, while Jake takes a more measured view. Is this the future of roads? Can the government charge everyone who uses the roads based on how many miles they drove? Will this encourage people to stay home in the future? And, most importantly, how would this effect your wallet and your decisions. All this and more!   *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax...

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Both Jake and Kirk are going on trips and are considering whether or not to get the car rental insurance. Of course the rental agencies will be insisting upon this. But is it superfluous? Jake provides some alternatives you may not be aware of.

*“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.”

Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email [email protected] and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show!

Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents

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