Monday, April 6, 2020

Wells Fraudgo and Covid 19 Masks

American money in different denominations
Image by NikolayFrolochkin from Pixabay 
Going into the third week of "Safe at Home" and week 2 of homeschooling these kids, and we're practicing physical distancing on the podcast this week.
In our first ever, Skype episode, we try to remember how last week went. I still have no idea how my week was. I survived, we survived. That's all I know.

Wells Fargo Bullshit and John Stumpf

Sunni brings us the story or Wells Fargo and the years of fraudulent accounts and bad banking practices co-signed by its former CEO John G. Stumpf.

Unfortunately the unsavory practices he allowed led to millions of dollars in fraudulent bank fees charged to customers, unearned bonuses and incentives earned by account managers and bank managers, and an ongoing lawsuit that may take several years to resolve.

That's why I don't bank with these old banks anymore. They charge fee upon fee, and their boiler room mentality allows for them to commit fraud and screw customers out of their hard-earned money.

My suggestion is to seek an online bank that preferably gives you investment options. I like Aspiration Bank, but I've heard good things about Stash banking.

Also, the Bank of Brandi is opening. We're a bank with no fees, but just know once you make a deposit, you can't make any withdrawals. And, your deposits will contribute to frivolous spending on extravagant purchases like wine and $20 Amazon movie rentals that would've costed $8 at the theater, but are now an arm and a leg to stream while we're all on house arrest.

Updates and Other Things

Last week we had the chance to do a sweet collaboration with our pals Cody and Christian at Nerds with Friends Podcast. And, we talked about none other than the juggernaut that is "Tiger King" with them. We got to relive the train wreck that has captured the hearts and minds of tens of thousands of Americans, and everyone in my Facebook news feed. 

It was fun. You should check them out and give them a listen.

Face Masks for Covid-19

The CDC has suggested the public wear homemade masks while in public. So, to help meet the demand for masks, I've started sewing masks. Send us an email if you'd like to learn how you can get a mask made by me. 

Of course you can use anything to cover your face, a bandanna or even a T-shirt can be used. But my masks are special because I made them. 😜

Homeschooling Elementary Schoolers


That's pretty much the gist for this one. We'll likely be spending the rest of our lives at home, not communing in groups, not eating out, going to the movies or the theater or concerts or bars. So, grab a glass or a bottle of whatever beverage tickles your fancy, and binge-listen to your favorite podcasts.

I've already started on one of my faves. Shout out to Kim and Ket Stay Alive Maybe

And, until next week...Don't get scammed.

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