Wake Up with Wealthtender

Wake Up with Wealthtender: September 25, 2020

By  Wealthtender HQ

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Good morning.

While this week marked the start of autumn, sweater weather may feel a ways off for many of our readers. 

Whether you’re still soaking up the rays or enjoying cooler days, consider these recommended reads and listens to get your finances in order this fall.

How many million cups of Pumpkin Spice Latte has Starbucks sold since the drink debuted in 2003? 👇

Listen to This

Recent podcast episodes from Wealthtender Financial Network partners you should listen to next.

🤣 Funny Money

While Paul was among the first 250 employees at Facebook, it wasn’t the number of likes on his page, but rather the laughs heard on stage while performing stand-up comedy that truly fulfilled him.

Today, when he’s not headlining a club, you’ll find him hosting his podcast that takes an honest look at how we think about and live with money. From interviews with Nobel Prize winners to best-selling authors, are you ready to laugh while you learn? [Crazy Money Podcast]

Recommended Reads

We think you’ll enjoy this curated selection of articles from Wealthtender Financial Network partners.

🤔 Working for Free?

Tis loves her recruiting job, but always being the go-to among friends and strangers for help with a resume refresh results in hours burning instead of earning. If you can relate, but aren’t sure when to donate your time, offer services for wine or politely decline, this article can help you decide. [Tis But a Moment]

💳 Credit Freeze

With identity theft on the rise, it’s important to know what you can do to protect yourself and your credit. If you’re considering a credit freeze, this guide will help make the process a breeze. [Debt Free Lab]

⏲ Your Second Act

When Kristen transitioned from her career as an exercise physiologist to writing, she learned firsthand what it’s like to make a major midlife career change. Thinking about a pivot yourself? It’s never too late to make the leap. [Managing Midlife]

💵 Contrarian Investing

Unlike most articles offering stock tips for that $10k you’re looking to invest, consider these alternative ideas to get the biggest bang for your Benjamins. [Five Year Fire Escape]

😎 Mini Retirement

If you’re decades away from a traditional retirement age, but yearning to explore the world, the concept of FIAR may be for you. The travel ideas in this article may inspire your journey towards financial independence with abbreviated retirements along the way[Beyond Pennies]

Who we’re following

Social media accounts we think you might want to follow, too.

 @mentalHandW on Twitter.

Why? Melanie Lockert keeps busy as host of The Mental Health and Wealth Show podcast and her blog by the same name. She shares her own personal story with debt, depression and managing mental health offering hope and a path forward for others who are struggling. And if you’re interested in conversation, her frequent online hangouts might be for you.

The Brightest Stars

Each week we showcase a member of our network who has earned a 5-star review on Wealthtender. 

Minding My Thirties is a blog written by Liz, a 30-something US expat living in Germany exploring a more mindful approach to finances after paying off $70K in debt. 

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👉 How many million cups of Pumpkin Spice Latte has Starbucks sold since the drink debuted in 2003? In 2019, CNBC estimated that Starbucks had sold 424 million cups of the stuff. Starting at $5.25 for a grande, that means PSL’s have earned Starbucks well over two billion dollars.

Disclaimer: The information in this article is not intended to encourage any lifestyle changes without careful consideration and consultation with a qualified professional. This article is for reference purposes only, is generic in nature, is not intended as individual advice and is not financial or legal advice.

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