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November 2016

episode 35. Holiday budgeting

On this episode, we get into our holiday budget and our ongoing discussion on how to give gifts (Kelsey is the thoughtful one; Chris is the utilitarian one). We also chat about Chris's new obsession with sewing and Kelsey's search for more free time.

In Tools You Can Use, Kelsey gets into the details of how she prepares for the gift-giving season throughout the year, including strategic use of email and Pinterest.

We also cover a listener question on how to approach money management when you're just getting started in your career. Chris offers a philosophical approach and Kelsey provides some practical tips.

Finally, in One Big Thing, Chris announces his candidacy for an obscure town-level government position and Kelsey freaks out over Alamo Drafthouse!

episode 34. Processing the election

In this episode, we depart from our normal format. We decided, given the gravity and importance of the presidential election, to discuss what the election of Donald Trump meant for us, how we're thinking about it and processing it, and what it is driving us to do now.

They say it's best not to talk politics among friends, but we're throwing that out the window for this episode. We're honest and blunt with our feelings, but we're also respectful. So we hope and believe you'll find what we have to say useful for your own reflections regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum.

episode 33. Selling and sewing

On this episode, we chat about some new ventures in our lives. Kelsey started a small business!! It's called Copper Quail Style and debuted at our local farmers market to great success the very day we recorded this episode. More modestly, Chris has discovered sewing and how amazing it is to learn techniques that are passed down through multiple generations.

In a newest segment, Tools You Can Use, we chat about about one of the best tools there is: asking for help from others.

And in One Big Thing, Chris talks about how exciting it is to find a new source of knowledge that has been sitting in waiting all along, and Kelsey talks about just taking that first step.