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The Low-Key Financial Mistake We Can All Make

The Low-Key Financial Mistake We Can All Make

Update: 2024-01-18


Some things we’ve just gotten used to—like $4 coffee, the F-bomb on TV, and your cousin Fred oversharing on Facebook. But has our nothing-shocks-us society also desensitized us to the effects of living in debt? George and Rachel weigh in. Join them for a New York twist on a classic cocktail and smart money tips to ditch debt and build wealth.


In this episode:

  • Things we should find shocking, like a $500 car payment and retiring with a mortgage

  • Sputnik, “Carmageddon” and the gateway drug to debt: the credit score

  • The antidote to overspending (so you can enjoy what you have now while you work for the things you want later)


  • What to make real progress with your money? Get tickets to Total Money Makeover Weekend today.

  • Get George’s new book, Breaking Free From Broke.

  • Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar.

  • Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it.

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This Week’s Happy Hour Special: New York Sour


  • 2 ounces bourbon

  • 1 ounce lemon juice

  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup

  • 1 egg white

  • 2 dashes angostura bitters

  • 1/2 ounce claret wine

Instructions: Add the bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white into a shaker with ice. Shake it vigorously until it's chilled. Then strain the mixture into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Slowly pour the claret wine over the back of a bar spoon so the wine floats on top of the drink. Voilà! Sip your sour in New York style.









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The Low-Key Financial Mistake We Can All Make

The Low-Key Financial Mistake We Can All Make

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