Show Notes for Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15, 2023

Today we visit with Jordan Goodman…. America’s Money Answers Man! Jordan's website -

Some of Jordan's books

“The Ultimate Guide To Student Loans” -
“Master Your Debt” -
“Fast Profits In Hard Times” -

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October 14th

Be Bald And Be Free Day

National Dessert Day

National Chocolate-Covered Insect Day

National Frump Day

National I Love You Day

National Lowercase Day

World Standards Day

October 15th

National I Love Lucy Day

Global Handwashing Day

Adventure Day

International Day Of Rural Women

International Independent Video Store Day

My Mom Is A Student Day

National Chicken Cacciatore Day

National Fetch Day

National HSA Awareness Day

National Lemon Bar Day

National Mushroom Day

National Pug Day

National Roast Pheasant Day

National Shawarma Day

Sewing Lovers Day

Shine A Light Night

World Student’s Day

National Aesthetician Day

National Cheese Curd Day

National Grouch Day

National Latino Aids Awareness Day

National Pregnancy And Infant Loss Awareness Day

National White Cane Safety Day

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You may feel, as a parent, that having kids consists of a never-ending series of losing battles, but according to a new survey, the average parent enjoys a whopping 190 “parenting wins” per year. The top 3 wins reported by Moms and Dads are when their kid takes care of their hygiene (16%), gets dressed in time for school (15%), and eats fruits and vegetables (14%). On the other hand, parents also reported 218 “cave-ins” per year. Those include letting their kid eat the foods and snacks they want (21%), letting them have dessert before dinner (18%) and giving them a device during mealtime (17%). The survey of 2,000 parents with school-age kids also found that in order to get children to eat healthy, parents set up a reward system (17%), add dressing, sauce, dip, whipped cream or ice cream to their kid’s food (14%), and use utensils or dinnerware with characters on them (11%).

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Would you pay nearly US$14 a month to use Instagram on your phone without ads? How about nearly $17 a month for ad-free Instagram plus Facebook — but on desktop? That’s what Meta wants to charge Europeans for monthly subscriptions if they don’t agree to let the company use their digital activity to target ads, according to a proposal the social-media giant has made to regulators. That’s Meta’s solution to the European Union rules that threaten to restrict its ability to show users personalized ads without user consent — jeopardizing its main source of revenue.

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Barbie” leads the feature competition of the annual HPA Awards, whose nominations in features, TV, documentaries, commercials and restoration were announced this week. The postproduction community nominated Greta Gerwig’s hit film for outstanding color grading, editing and sound. Close behind with 2 nominations each in the feature categories are “Oppenheimer”, “Pinocchio”, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”, “Tár” and “Avatar: The Way of Water”. Winners will be announced during a Nov. 9 ceremony at the Hollywood Legion Theater.

A report says that Netflix is planning another price hike its ad-free tiers. And it could be implemented just a few months after the Hollywood actors strike comes to an end. The Wall Street Journal says the price increases will be introduced in several markets, starting with the United States and Canada. Details on how much the increase will be aren’t known. Netflix last raised prices in early 2022.

Classic game show “Hollywood Squares” is getting a makeover. VH1 has announced its new game show “Celebrity Squares”. Hosted by actor-comedian DC Young Fly and executive produced by Kevin Hart, Celebrity Squares is being called a “modern twist on the classic game show format featuring Black pop culture trivia”, and featuring celeb guests including Babyface, Bobby Brown, Tiffany Haddish, Kirk Franklin, Bresha Webb, Luenell, Taye Diggs, and more. Celebrity Squares debuts Oct. 17 on VH1.

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A Houston man was arrested after robbing a Little Caesars Pizza, then barricading himself inside a 4-story office building

Brian Schwartz wants to mow your lawn. The man has pull-started an international kindness movement after losing his job due to the pandemic, simply as a means of making a positive impact in the world. He started a volunteer lawn care organization to help seniors, the disabled, and veterans mow their lawns, trim their hedges, and cut back their trees. And he does it all for free. While the “I Want to Mow Your Lawn” movement sprouted its grassroots in New Jersey, it has spread internationally, meaning Schwartz now oversees over 500 volunteers in 46 states, with similar organizations springing up in Australia, the UK, and Canada. I Want To Mow Your Lawn and its volunteers have spruced up over 2,000 lawns, and the organization has recently expanded to include sustainable garden planning, such as installing rock gardens, native gardens, and switching to battery-operated equipment. LINK:

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Amber-colored rear turn signals are statistically proven to reduce collisions by about 28%.

Starbucks is on pace to open a new store in China every 9 hours – for the next 2 years.

In a study, “love” was found to be the most common word used in 8 out of 10 music genres. The exceptions? Rap and heavy metal.

Your brain uses 40% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream.

The word ‘oxymoron’ is an oxymoron. It comes from Ancient Greek where ‘oxy’ means ‘sharp’ and ‘moros’ means ‘stupid’.


Question: In a survey, 16 was found to be the average age when people experienced THIS for the first time. What is it?

Answer: A cup of coffee

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From the department of “it was going to happen sooner or later”, a church used ChatGPT AI to deliver the Sunday sermon. Pastor Jay Cooper of Violet Crown City Church in North Austin used the language-learning model to do the lord’s work — by having it write not only sermons, but prayers…and a song as well at the Methodist church. He said the reason he used the bot to deliver the Sunday service was to “inform our congregation about AI and to understand its potential and its limitations.” And apparently, the ChatGPT program did reveal some limitations: The sermon was received by many as “shallow and generic” according to the preacher, but it did create “meaningful conversation” among parishioners. However, Cooper calls the AI message a one-time experience, at least for now.

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Feel-good (or feel-freaked-out) Halloween fare…

1. Halloween (1978): Young Jamie Lee Curtis invented the ‘scream queen’ moniker and Michael Myers still ranks as one of the most iconic villains in horror.

2. Hocus Pocus (1993): It proves that a film doesn’t have to be horrifying in order to capture the spooky aura of the Halloween season.

3. Trick ‘r Treat (2007): It’s the stellar cast – from Oscar-winner Anna Paquin to character greats Brian Cox and Dylan Baker – that elevate the 4 very wicked and genuinely unsettling stories.

4. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993): The stop-motion animated musical is a visual delight that seamlessly combines Halloween and Christmas into one film.

5. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982): An evil company creates masks that kill children wearing them on Halloween night. Oh, and there are a bunch of androids. And Stonehenge is involved. What’s not to love?

6. Pumpkinhead (1988): Nothing says Halloween like a murderous pumpkin beast.

7. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982): It not only featured the spooky holiday as its backdrop, the Spielberg film also inspired the perfect “minimum effort” Halloween costume for generations.

8. Donnie Darko (2001): It’s a time-traveling tale made even spookier by a goth rock soundtrack and Gary Jules’ eerie cover of ‘Mad World.’ Plus, Jake Gyllenhaal’s skeleton get-up has become a cult-fav Halloween costume.

9. House of 1000 Corpses (2003): Rob Zombie’s spin on backwoods horrors like “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” is gruesome, dirty and captivating.

10. The Karate Kid (1984): Not a traditional Halloween movie, it still scratches that nostalgic itch to sit on the couch with a bowl of popcorn (or candy) as Daniel LaRusso squares up against Johnny Lawrence. And, hey, a pivotal scene does take place on Halloween!

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