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Why'd You Buy That?
Drew and Dan, co-founders of the budgeting app Weekly, talk about fun topics in personal finance and delve into the hidden motivations behind our purchases.
Jul 28, 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Jul 2, 2020
Black Lives Matter, Annual Fees and Summer Purchases For Families
In this episode, we talk about the important, current issue of Black Lives Matter, Drew covers an unexpected annual fee he received, we’ll have another exciting round of “Why’d You Buy That,” before we talk about purchases we’re making for our kids this summer so our families can stay sane. * The Black Lives Matter Movement * Colin Kaepernick and kneeling protests * Realization when it hits close to home * Central park birdwatcher and dog-walker * Ferguson, Missouri and Michael Brown * John Crawford III and the BB gun in Walmart * Diversity and Inclusion * Reparation * Unexpected annual fees * Chase Sapphire Annual Membership Fee * Points versus “Money” * Is choosing a credit card a hobby? * Meditation before booking flights * “Why’d You Buy That?” * Dan’s purchase includes backstory about medium-hairy legs and makes Drew gasp and giggle. * Drew’s purchase involves chalky coffee and drinking dirt. * Summer purchases for our families * Trampoline basketball hoops and sprinklers
May 22, 2020
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
Apr 25, 2020
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.
Apr 7, 2020
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."
Mar 10, 2020
CoronaVirus, Dan Sells His Juicer, Manuals and Staying On Track Toward a Goal
CoronaVirus, Dan’s Sells His Juicer, Manuals and Staying On Track Toward a Goal
Feb 25, 2020
Sunk Costs, "Experimental" Purchases and Conversation with Chris Chapman from Next Level Minds
Why are you more likely to attend a football game in the dead of winter in a blizzard if you paid for a ticket instead of gotten it for free? It's hard to let go of things we have invested in, even if continuing with them is not in our best interest. This is the phenomenon of sunk costs. In this week's podcast, Dan and Drew explore the psychology of sunk costs then talk about the virtues of thinking about some purchases as "experiments" so that we can more easily let go of them if they don't work out. Then, Drew has a conversation with Chris Chapman, the founder of the Next Level Minds podcast about money lessons he learned through the years. Thank you to: Chris Chapman: Next Level Minds Podcast Reference: Psychology of Sunk Costs Arkes, Hal & Blumer, Catherine. (1985). The psychology of sunk cost. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 35. 124-140. 10.1016/0749-5978(85)90049-4.
1 hr 13 min
Feb 6, 2020
Tricks Retailers Use That Get Us Spending More and Challenging the Frugality Mindset
Dan and Drew discuss the tricks used by retailers to get us to spend more. Also we ponder a great mystery of the universe, how long is too long to take something back to COSTCO? Dan provides a, um, case study. You gotta hear it. But before we get into that piece, Dan and Drew discuss when its best to challenge your frugality mindset and spend more in areas that are providing real value in your life. Like and subscribe! Source articles - MSN - https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/savemoney/20-ways-companies-trick-you-into-spending-more-money/ss-BBZmOK9 Tim Ferris - https://tim.blog/2019/12/30/where-are-you-still-using-single-ply
Jan 24, 2020
Selling Your Old Stuff Online (Is It Worth It?), 'Why'd You Buy That' and Two Highly Requested New Features
Ep 10 - Selling Your Old Stuff Online (Is It Worth It?), 'Why'd You Buy That' and Two Highly Requested New Features
Jan 12, 2020
Things To Give Up to Be Successful in 2020, 'Why'd You Buy That' and Top Stocks of the Century
It's 2020, and inspired by an article on CNBC, Drew and Dan discuss what things to give up in the new year to be successful. Also, Drew and Dan so a round of "Why'd You Buy That" and find out which stock if you had bought $100 of it in the year 2000 would today be worth $62,544! Sources: How Much https://howmuch.net/articles/best-performing-stocks CNBC Article https://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/30/13-things-you-should-give-up-if-you-want-to-be-successful.html
Dec 16, 2019
Stockings and Student Loans
In episode 8 of the Budgeting Redefined podcast, we debate the art and science of savings for kids Christmas gifts. Then we have a fascinating interview with Nick Sky, the co-founder of Changed. Changed is an app that helps you accelerate paying off student loan debt by rounding up your bank transactions and applying the difference to the loans. Give it a listen! Also, you can download Changed App here -> https://gochanged.com Photo by Dan LeFebvre on Unsplash
Nov 19, 2019
$8 Per Pound Turkeys, Americans Least Favorite Thanksgiving Foods, Hosting T-giving on a Budget
In this episode we discover Dan isn't too familiar with the cost of a turkey. Also, Instacart put out a survey that asked what Thanksgiving foods are people eating just because its Thanksgiving and don't really enjoy them all that much - we discuss. Finally, we share 3 cost savings ideas for hosting T-giving. Instacart survey - https://news.instacart.com/turkey-day-expos%C3%A9-how-americans-really-feel-about-the-big-dinner-c7dbdf1146f7 Dan's Grandma Nye on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogSerovpULs&t=42s Weekly Budgeting - Download our budget app. Weekly is app that helps you stick to budget my making it easy to understand what you have to spend.
Nov 8, 2019
Best Side Hustles, Dan Hates Printers and Weekly is Live in the App Store
Drew gives Dan a quiz on how much money can be saved by eliminating phantom power and then Dan lets us all know his true feeling about printers. Bob Haegele from the Frugal Fellow drops into give a breakdown on the best and worst side hustles to make money in your spare time. Then Dan and Drew talk about all the exciting things happening with Weekly including launching out of BETA and winning a $10K micro grant from NC Idea.
Aug 16, 2019
Back to School Savings Tips w/ Tori Levo and "Why'd you buy that?"
Weekly Co-founder's Drew Adams Dan Seethaler are joined by Tori Levo and they talk about tips on managing back-to-school spending. Dan and Drew pull out their spending trackers and explain the reasoning about one transaction in a segment they called "Why'd you buy that?" Finally, Dan and Drew cover recent app updates: App Notifications and viewing Bank Transactions! http://weeklybudgeting.com For more information on Tori Levo blogging visit- https://www.facebook.com/etoria.hill/videos/10156286766764032/
Jul 31, 2019
Vacation Spending + the Interpersonal Dynamics of Budgeting with a Significant Other
In Episode 4, we talk about vacation spending. When has spending money on vacation brought more joy and when has spending money on vacation actually made the experience worse! We talk about the interpersonal dynamics of budgeting with a spouse or partner. We also give an app updates, some information on feature requests and some user reviews. Find out why "In the Air Tonight" reminds Dan of summer vacation. Thanks for listening!
Jul 9, 2019
How much to fix a spigot? Plus Weekly hits 100 users!
Drew relays a story of trying to get the spigot on his house fixed. Dan and Drew talk about the price of kids' bikes. Dan discusses the upgrades to the app. Dan and Drew celebrate the 100th user! Download the app at http://weeklybudgeting.com Join New Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/386489425308570/
Jul 1, 2019
$2 Million car gets in a fender bender, the Frugal Fellow and thoughts on Father's Day
Dan and Drew discuss lessons they learned about money from their fathers, what happens when you have a $2 Million dollar car that gets dinged up and have a visit with Bob Haegele the creator of the blog, the Frugal Fellow - https://www.thefrugalfellow.com/. Finally, Dan and Drew give an update on the app and how the development is going and the development initiatives and user stats.
Jul 1, 2019
This episode introduces Drew and Dan, the co-founders of Weekly. Dan and Drew discuss what is broken about budgeting currently and why budgeting on a weekly basis might be the best way to create behavior change.