Show Notes for Thursday, October 13, 2022


Dear John,

I bought a home a few years ago and renovated it over the last few years. I have someone who wants to buy the home from me for quite a bit more than I paid. I also have a place to live for free, so I can take the extra money and put it in some kind of investment or savings. It's not a lot of money, but about $50,000. I hear you talk to the Money Answers guy often. Maybe you could ask his advice on this. I'm in my lower twenties and I'm very fortunate to be in this situation at all, so I want to make sure I get the most out of this good situation.

Thank you,

Super Happy Home Seller

The Money Answers guy she mentioned is Jordan Goodman.
He is the author of over a dozen books on financial topics.
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October 13

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The old saying is that “it starts from the top”. And that’s apparently absolutely correct, when it comes to creating a toxic workplace. Horrible bosses can create horrible staff, according to a new study. Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University in the UK studied 323 employees, and reported that 68% of workers who experienced hostile behavior from a senior member of staff then witnessed interpersonal aggression within the general workforce. Horrible bosses were also linked to employees facing emotional exhaustion and job insecurity. Study authors point to a “reciprocal relationship” between bosses and junior staff, where bullied employees feel the only way to get ahead is to abuse others. A toxic atmosphere of heightened competition is created as a result. Inappropriate language, sexual harassment, outbursts, humiliation and misuse of power were all examples of hostile behavior.

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The world’s largest bobblehead has been unveiled at a store in Pennsylvania. Bargain retailer Ollie’s says it broke the world record with a 16.5 foot (5m), 600-pound (272kg) fully-functioning bobblehead replica of its mustachioed mascot, ‘Ollie’. Crafting the huge Ollie bobblehead took 4 months and required over 10½ gallons (40 liters) of paint. The bobblehead was revealed at the company’s flagship store in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania as part of the company’s 40th birthday celebration.


There’s another exciting new trailer for Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, ahead of its Nov. 11 release date. The longer preview gives a better look at the mysterious new ‘Black Panther’, who appears to be a woman in a brand-new suit. Could it be ‘Shuri’, ‘Nakia’, ‘Okoye’, or someone else taking up the mantle? There are also extended looks at ‘Namor’ and his underwater kingdom of Atlantis. And ‘M’Baku’ reveals that the Atlanteans call Namor “the feather serpent god,” and that killing him would “risk eternal war.” There’s also a brief shot of the new hero ‘Ironheart’ flying in her makeshift ‘Iron Man’-inspired armor. LINK:

Alec Baldwin is picking up where he left off with the “Rust” movie, after he and the production team reached a settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. In the agreement, the movie got a new executive producer — Hutchins’ husband. A statement from Matthew Hutchins says, in part: “The filming of Rust, which I will now executive produce, will resume with all the original principal players on board in January 2023…All of us believe Halyna’s death was a terrible accident. I am grateful that the producers and the entertainment community have come together to pay tribute to Halyna’s final work.” Halyna Hutchins, the film’s cinematographer, was killed on the set of the film nearly a year ago, after Baldwin fired a prop gun he was told was “cold”.

Leonardo DiCaprio gets first dibs on every role in Hollywood, according to Christian Bale. In a rare interview with GQ, The “Amsterdam” star was informed that DiCaprio was cast ahead of Bale as “American Psycho” and “at least 5 roles” in the ’90s, including “Titanic”. Bale responded by saying: “It’s not just me. Any role that anybody gets, it’s only because he’s passed on it beforehand…It doesn’t matter how friendly you are with the directors. All those people that I’ve worked with multiple times, they all offered every one of those roles to him first. Literally, he gets to choose everything he does. And good for him, he’s phenomenal.” But Bale’s said he’s not jealous, saying: “I can’t do what he does. I wouldn’t want the exposure that he has either.”

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A Japanese company has unveiled a new bread – with no crust! The vast majority of milk bread sandwiches made in Japan have their crusts removed, at the request of the consumer. That results in a lot of food waste, but Tokyo Chef Sugimoto and his team at the Imperial Hotel hope to change that with a new, innovative white crust shokupan bread — with no crust. No word on their secret, but they did let it slip that it is baked slowly at a lower temperature than regular shokupan bread, which results in a white color all the way through, and a moister texture.

Here’s some spooky news for rice lovers: A new study has found that eating too much white rice is just as bad for your heart as eating too much Halloween candy. The report by researchers in Iran says the risk of early coronary artery disease from eating refined grains is similar to that of eating the kind of “unhealthy sugars and oils” found in sugary treats. Refined grains are processed into flour or meal to give them a finer texture and longer shelf life but lose some key nutrients. But whole grains, like brown rice oats and whole-wheat bread, contain the entire grain.

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Question: 35% of all men admit that they would never do THIS without first checking with their wife. What is it?

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A 9-year-old Virginia boy earned an unusual Guinness World Record when he became the youngest person to have a wisdom tooth extracted. Guinness says Ryan Scarpelli’s orthodontist noticed last year that the boy had a wisdom tooth and a molar growing on top of each other. Scarpelli’s wisdom tooth was removed when he was 9 years and 327 days old. The previous record holder was only a few days older when his tooth was taken out in 2002.

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