The Series Premiere: Blacklisted by Comcast, Street Harassment, and the 3-Day Work Week – TWTCL 001

It’s our first episode and we’re talking about dating and how well women know men, the seriousness of street harassment, building wealth (yes, regular folks can do it), and realizing a 3-day work week. David Jay laments about being blacklisted by a cable giant. We also share life hacks and lessons that will help you advance in your career and earn adoration from your family and friends.

Highlights

How Well Do Women Know Men?

Men and women often don’t get each other, but women know more about men’s dating habits than you may think. We discuss the findings from a Coffee Meets Bagel dating survey that will give single women some insight into how men behave when dating. Granted it’s not a scientific study, you still be better equipped to deal with the madness that is dating.
[09:16]

The Seriousness of Street Harassment

By now everyone’s probably seen the video of the woman walking around New York City and being harassed more than 100 times. We look at the issue of street harassment from male and female perspectives, which definitely differ.
[22:43]

How To Be a Millionaire

Becoming a millionaire at 26 is no easy feat, but Anton Ivanov did it. He’s a regular guy, and there’s a lot we can learn from his story. UPDATE: We could have learned a lot from his story if it was entirely true. Unfortunately, it turns out that most of his wealth came from an inheritance.
[29:57]

The New Work Week

Does a 3-day work week sound good to you? Billionaire Carlos Slim thinks it’s a good idea. You’ll definitely have more time to spend with family and friends, but the trade-off is working until you’re 75. We’re split on how we feel about this one.
[38:34]

Life Hacks and Lessons

Toxic job references can really hurt you, and self promotion in the office is a delicate art. David Jay shares his lessons. Acknowledging special events in people’s lives can make them feel special, plus that’s what you’re supposed to do as a good family member or friend. Hear Nadia’s simple tip for remembering these events and looking like a hero.
[43:14]

Resources

Learn more about retirement investing and where to put your money with CNN Money’s Ultimate Guide to Retirement.

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About David Jay

David Jay brings his bold ideas and live and let live attitude to This Weird Thing Called Life podcast. David Jay is a budget analyst by trade and occasional drops knowledge on how you can better manage your finances. A huge fan of the podcasting digital medium for years, he is now embarking on making this Washington D.C. based podcast a success with his friend and co-host Nadia.

One Comment

  1. I love your show. Thanks for the life hacks, especially yours, Nadia. I forget birthdays all the time, and I really need to start putting them in my calendar. Y’all are great. Thank you!

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