Show Notes for Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17, 2023

Today we chat 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” -

TODAY IS A SPECIAL DAY! (A special thanks to

December 16th

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

Boston Tea Party Day

Stupid Toy Day

Barbie And Barney Backlash Day

December 17th

Wright Brothers Day

National Maple Syrup Day

National Device Appreciation Day

Pan American Aviation Day


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So – sushi tonight? A Japanese study has found that the spicy green topping wasabi could be very good for your memory. Going into the research, the team at Tohoku University knew that wasabi was linked to a wealth of health benefits — such as antibiotic, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties — but say they were “surprised” to see the “dramatic change” in participants’ cognition. In the 12-week study, they found that test participants who consumed the wasabi extract 6-MSITC regularly, showed about an 18% improvement in long and short-term memory. Researchers believe the wasabi extract lowered the levels of oxidants and inflammation in the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for memory.

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Over half of music fans believe that the guitar riff is on its deathbed, according to a new survey by UK TV channel Sky Arts. It polled “music aficionados” to rank the nation’s “favourite 6-string riff of all time” and uncover other guitar-focused insights for its documentary “Greatest Guitar Riffs”. 53% of participants said they thought that the riff was dying out. On the positive side, 83% said they prefer music with guitars in it. The top 5 riffs, in order, were determined to be: ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’ – Guns N’ Roses; ‘Purple Rain’ – Prince; ‘Sultans of Swing’ – Dire Straits; ‘Smoke on the Water’ – Deep Purple and ‘Money for Nothing’ – Dire Straits.

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The upcoming “Road House” remake starring Jake Gyllenhaal will not get a theatrical release. Amid producer Joel Silver’s firing over accusations of verbal abuse against 2 female executives, Amazon Studios has reportedly nixed plans to drop the movie in theaters and is said to be eyeing an early 2024 release as a streaming title under Amazon’s MGM label. The remake of the classic ’80s action pic follows Gyllenhaal’s character, a former UFC fighter who “takes a job as a bouncer at a rough-and-tumble roadhouse in the Florida Keys”. The film also features UFC star Conor McGregor.

Angelina Jolie is ready to leave Hollywood. The “Maleficent” star recently opened up about her decision to eventually leave the LA area, but said she hasn’t been able to do so quite yet due to ongoing custody and estate issues related to her divorce from Brad Pitt. She told WSJ: “After my divorce, I lost the ability to live and travel as freely. I will move when I can.” Jolie stated she was never really “impressed” with the culture of the city of stars, saying: “I never bought into it as significant or important.” She plans to spend more time in the future at her home in Cambodia with her children.

Remember “Barbenheimer”? That was when 2 of the biggest movies of the year were released on the same day, July 21. Well, that might not have happened, had Oppenheimer’s producer had his way. Margot Robbie revealed to Cillian Murphy on Variety’s “Actors on Actors,” that she got a call from Charles Roven, and he asked her to change the Barbie release date, so it wouldn’t open on the same day as Oppenheimer. Robbie quote: “And he was like, ‘I think you guys should move your date.’ And I was like, ‘We’re not moving our date. If you’re scared to be up against us, then you move your date.’ And he’s like, ‘We’re not moving our date. I just think it’d be better for you to move.’ And I was like, ‘We’re not moving!’” No problem, though — Barbie became the highest-grossing film of the year, and Oppenheimer went on to become the highest-grossing biopic of all time.

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A massive sinkhole has formed near the Busch Gardens theme park.

Billions of years from now, Earth will have a 30-hour day.

A young girl’s idea for a ‘mailbox to heaven’ has been utilized at cemeteries across the UK. 10-year-old Matilda Handy came up with the suggestion after both her grandparents died, 5 years apart. Her mother, Leanne, approached the Gedling Crematorium in Nottingham last year with the idea—and they responded by erecting an old post box painted white and gold just in time for Christmas. The emotional endeavor proved so popular that they now have been rolled out across 40 sites in England, Scotland, and Wales. Soon after installation, more than 100 letters were dropped in the first box, which aims to be a comfort to those longing for loved ones on anniversaries and holidays. The idea has since been adopted by UK funeral directors, too, and other countries are doing the same.

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The top speed of a falling raindrop is 18mph (29kph).

The temperature of milk when it leaves the body of a cow is 101° Fahrenheit (38.3°C).

Your brain uses 10 watts of energy to think, but it can’t feel pain.

Most soccer players run about 7 miles (11.2 km) in a game.

In a group of 23 people, there is a 50% chance that two will share the same birthday.

If you place a koala and human fingerprint side by side, they’re very hard to differentiate.


Question: 13% of people say they love doing THIS holiday preparation activity. What is it?

Answer: Wrapping presents

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With December being the most popular month for engagements, a cat-loving company is offering up a free engagement ring to a happy couples that comes up with the most inventive and heartwarming way to include their cat in a marriage proposal. Felix Cat Insurance says anyone planning to propose this month can privately share their engagement plans at, including how their kitty will be involved in the memorable milestone moment. Grand prize is the ring, worth $4,750, and the furry friend gets a package of cat treats, a plush champagne toy, and festive feline accessories. LINK:

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What I said: Mommy is really sick and needs to rest now. What my 2yo heard: Let’s review every shape I’ve ever learned about – Mommeh Thee Dearest

8: “I’m running fast! I’m going like….like …10 miles per hour!! Maybe even 5!!” Homeschooling is going well. – Dadman Walking

Me: “Wow, a weekend without much to do, this is glorious.” My kids: “THERE IS NOTHING TO DO THIS WEEKEND LETS MAKE PLANS.” – Meg St-Esprit

Picked my kid up from a playdate at a pristine home and the mom said “excuse the mess” so I guess that’s the end of that friendship. – I Hide From My Kids

My son caught me kicking crumbs under the fridge. I had to bribe him with ice cream, so he didn’t tell mom. This wasn’t in the parenting books. – Robert Knop

Cut my son’s peanut butter sandwich into the shape of a carrot so he’d get some vegetables. – Mumnipotent Ruler

The teacher who told my son “men are the providers and women are the caregivers” just emailed to say she needs a cantaloupe for the class tomorrow and damn, I sure hope one of those dads she emailed provides – Lyz Lenz

⇒ “Mama, I know how SpongeBob SquarePants got his name”- my kid, solving the mysteries of the universe – mom mom mom mom mom

Listen I know the term “wedgie” has been working just fine for us up until now but if we’re looking for something new, my 4-year-old just said “my bum is full of pajamas.” – Kristen Mulrooney

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