Episode 29:

Arts and Crafts

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Leslie and Ryan break down arts and crafts from to totally different perspectives,  They talk about all of the benefits that come from learning this type of skill and the lasting effects on your family. 

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Arts and Crafts


Set the table: Crafting is

Crafting is not just for kids and it doesn’t need to be  perfect. (Michaels vs Martha)


Segment 1: Picking a craft

  • Something a family elder could teach you?

  • Something useful? Do you love to buy storage baskets? So perhaps learn how to crochet them. 


Segment 2: Gathering supplies

  • Avoid sets. Tend to have crappy materials. 

  • Do a little research. Think YouTube videos and product reviews. See what they recommend using—even better if they explain why. 

  • Start with small basic projects and maybe alternate materials. Experiment. 

Segment 3: Learning a craft

    • Sets are available, but try to find a hands on tutor. 

    • In line with measure twice, cut once—which you should do—do lots of boring basic ones before you make your project. 


Closing: Final thoughts

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43/ Home Maintenance

Home Maintenance is the name of the game today.  This could be considered a financial episode as well as DYI. We talk about the things that fall through the cracks if they aren't maintained — and that costs more money in the long run.  It's filters, appliances, and various other things that can easily be out of sight, out of mind.

42/ How to Pay and Prepare for Doctor Visits

Going to the doctor may seem very simple, however we can assure you that its not.  Today Leslie and Ryan talk about billing, the actual visit, and how you should be prepared when going to a new doctor for the first time.

41/ Basic Banking

Leslie and Ryan talk about how you should go about using banks.  This is not a simple as it may seem. Building relationships is important.  We touch on different types of checking, savings and mutual fund accounts.

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