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November 24, 2021

Dollar Store Increases Prices by 25%?!

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Talk Money Weekly - #59

Hey All,

Welcome to Talk Money Weekly - where I cut through the noise and curate the best money-related topics from the web.

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Markets & Business

TMW #32: Gettin Meta on the Metaverse


Right in time for those lovely Thanksgiving family discussions (or brawls, no judgement here). I have my friend, crypto investor, Phil Toronto back to explain to us the difference/comection between Web 3, crypto, and the metaverse.

I hope this episode does you well when you need to change the subject from your parents struggling to explain what you do for a living. Happy Thanksgiving!

Buy Your Way to the Top


Crypto.comโ€ฆwhere the hell did these guys come from. First they sponsor the UFC and now they have the naming rights on LAโ€™s Staple Center. They do have their own crypto token, CRO, which is valued at $24B. Matt Damon just a did a commercial for them.

Theyโ€™re spending A LOT of money on traditional advertising to get their name out there, and it seems to be working.

How Our Favorite Companies Manipulate Us


Itโ€™s not a surprise that we buy more and more from these companies. Itโ€™s by design. I have several iPhone boxes in my drawer. Iโ€™m a sucker to each of these companies tactics (except Starbucks, I donโ€™t drink coffee).

Fun thread to check out.

Donโ€™t Trust Rich People or Famous People


I just had a conversation with a guy who was trying to push me a bunch of random โ€œcoinsโ€ Iโ€™d never heard of, while not owning any Bitcoin or Ethereum. Be careful in this space and watch who you take advice from.

Lots of pumping and dumping. I think generally if you hear someone bash Bitcoin and pump something else, maybe get a second opinion. Everything is a risk, nothing wrong with a little diversification.

Dollar Store is Raising Prices to Above $1


Watching people argue over inflation isโ€ฆfun for me? Has this what my life has become?

Prices go up. Itโ€™s bound to happen. But imagine paying an extra 25 cents when youโ€™re buying $1 items, because thatโ€™s all you can afford. Thatโ€™s when youโ€™re really affected. Thatโ€™s the saddest part of this.

10 Things About Web 3 To BS Your Way Through Thanksgiving

Letโ€™s play a game. Take a shot any time someone says NFT, Web 3 or crypto. (Iโ€™ve been drinking since yesterday).

Even Your Turkey is an NFT

LOL.

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