Smart Money Happy Hour with Rachel Cruze and George Kamel

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 Nov 25, 2022

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Pull up a chair to the happy hour you wish your friends were having. Mix two money experts with some hot takes and a splash of nostalgia, and you get Rachel Cruze and George Kamel talking unfiltered about what’s going on in the world, pop culture, and how to afford a life you love.

Episode Date
What “Bennifer” and Other Power Couples Prove About Money
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Some things––and people––are just better together! (Tomdaya, anyone? 😍) Rachel and George ask what defines a power couple and why unity is such a key ingredient in building wealth.   In This Episode:   ·     An Urban Dictionary definition that actually feels spot on 🎯 ·     What a sourdough starter and a Tamagotchi have in common ·     The rise of the “dinkwad”—and no, that’s not an insult 👰‍♀️🐶🤵‍♂️ Helpful Resources:   ·     Be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you take our listener survey! Click here to let us know what you think.    ·     Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it.   ·     Feeling like your money habits need a refresh? Check out our sponsor, Financial Peace University, to start making money moves with confidence today! ·     Learn more about your ad choices. https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special:    Cherry Limeade Mocktail 🍒 6 ounces Sparkling Ice® (black cherry) 1 ounce lime juice Sonic-style ice   Swing by Sonic and get a 10-pound bag of fancy ice for $3.50. When you get home, fill a highball glass with your newly acquired ice. Pour in black cherry Sparkling Ice®. Top with lime juice and enjoy!
Jan 26, 2023
The Pink Tax: Does Life Really Cost More for Women?
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A red and blue debate in this episode? No thanks. Pink? Absolutely! 💕 Rachel Cruze and George Kamel discuss the pink tax and investigate other gender-related price differences in everyday products.   In This Episode:   ·      Why women are spending $40K more than men by age 30 ·      Male versus female price comparisons (including haircuts, deodorant, razors and more!) ·      Rachel and George propose new taxes they think would be fairer than the pink tax   Helpful Resources:   ·      Be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you take our listener survey! Click here to let us know what you think.  ·      Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it.     ·      Feeling like your money habits need a refresh? Check out our sponsor, Financial Peace University, to start making money moves with confidence today!   ·      Learn more about your ad choices. https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices   ·      Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy     This Week’s Happy Hour Special:    The Pink Señorita Margarita 4 ounces tequila 4 ounces grapefruit juice 1 ounce simple syrup Splash of cranberry juice Fresh mint for garnish   Pour your go-to tequila, grapefruit juice and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Give it a good shake, then strain it over ice in a rocks glass. Add a splash of cranberry juice until it’s your preferred shade of pink. Garnish with fresh mint and enjoy! 🍹
Jan 19, 2023
2022’s Biggest Pop Culture Moments (With Even Bigger Price Tags)
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Last year’s iconic pop culture moments don’t just jiggle, jiggle––they fold! From Harry Styles’ world tour to Inventing Anna to the Depp-Heard trial, Rachel and George break down the money moves behind 2022’s major trends and memories.    In This Episode:   ·     The forbidden show George had to sneak-watch at Grandma’s house ·     Rachel and George name the official song of Smart Money Happy Hour karaoke ·     The $13 BILLION loan that rocked the internet Helpful Resources:   ·     Feeling like your money habits need a refresh? Check out our sponsor, Financial Peace University, to start making money moves with confidence today! ·     Be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you take our listener survey! Click here to let us know what you think.    ·     Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it.   ·     Learn more about your ad choices. https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special:  The OG Daiquiri 2 ounces light rum 1/2 ounce Demerara sugar syrup 1 ounce lime juice   Fill your favorite cocktail shaker with ice. Add rum, Demerara syrup and lime juice. Shake with gusto, then strain into a vintage glass and enjoy the classic Cuban vibes. 🏝🇨🇺
Jan 12, 2023
A Magic Salary for Happiness? (And a Tell-All From People Earning It)
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Maybe you can slap a price tag on happiness! 🤑 Rachel and George crunch the numbers on actual budgets from people making the “ideal” salary according to science to see if we are miserable because of our mindset or our money.   In This Episode:   ·     The six-figure salary number research says we need for peak happiness   ·     Pearl snap shirts, chunky statement necklaces and other 2010s fashion confessions from Rachel and George  ·     The real reason George bought a king-size bed Helpful Resources:    ·     Feeling like your money habits need a refresh? Check out our sponsor, Financial Peace University, to start making money moves with confidence today! ·    Be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you take our listener survey! Click here to let us know what you think.    ·     Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it.   ·     Learn more about your ad choices. https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special:    Classic Jack and Coke  ·     2 ounces Jack Daniels ·     4 ounces Coca-Cola   Pour Jack Daniels over ice in your favorite glass. Top with Coca-Cola. Now relax and take a load off–we know that was a strenuous one to make. 😉
Jan 05, 2023
The REAL Reason Concerts Are So Expensive (Taylor’s Version)
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Is Ticketmaster the reason for the teardrops on your guitar? Rachel Cruze and George Kamel reveal why concert tickets are so expensive and how you can see your favorite artists without busting your budget.   In This Episode:   ·     Rachel reveals what she would pay to see ’N Sync ·     How JOMO can help you save money ·     Why George is afraid of being canceled by the air fryer community   Helpful Resources:   ·     Be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you take our listener survey! Click here to let us know what you think.    ·     Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it.   ·     Feeling like your money habits need a refresh? Check out our sponsor, Financial Peace University, to start making money moves with confidence today! ·     Learn more about your ad choices. https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special:    Boulevardier ·     1 1/4 ounce bourbon (or rye) ·     1 ounce Campari ·     1 ounce sweet vermouth ·     Dash of bitters ·     Orange twist (for garnish)   Pour bourbon, Campari, sweet vermouth and bitters into a mixing glass and add ice. Stir until chilled. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice. If you’re feeling fancy, garnish with an orange twist.
Dec 29, 2022
Mariah, Dolly, Darlene, Lindsay and the "Christmas Queen" Controversy
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Are Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” royalties enough to crown her Little Miss Queen of Christmas? Rachel and George check out the competition and decide for themselves who the real winner is. 👸🎄💰 In This Episode:   ·     A candid comparison of the iconic divas out here making major Christmas cash ·     The Dolly Parton merch that left Rachel and George speechless ·     The unlikely starlet that made Rachel’s prayer list Helpful Resources:   ·     Be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you take our listener survey: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7014625/cf367876c335 ·     Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it.   ·     Feeling like your money habits need a refresh? Check out our sponsor, Financial Peace University, to start making money moves with confidence today! ·     Learn more about your ad choices. https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special:    Peppermint Martini 🍸   1 ounce peppermint schnapps 1/2 ounce vodka 1 1/2 ounces crème de cacao 1 1/2 ounces heavy cream Peppermint candies (optional)   Want the freshest happy hour breath of your life? Rim your glass with peppermint! 👉 Finely crush a handful of peppermint candies and spread evenly on a plate. Wet the rim of a martini glass with water. Set the glass top-down on the crushed candy and rotate until fully coated.   Now for the drink! Add peppermint schnapps, vodka, crème de cacao and heavy cream to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until frosty. Strain into your candy-rimmed glass and go find some mistletoe. 😉
Dec 22, 2022
The Shocking Cost of Tying the Knot (and a Better Way to Spend Your Money)
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Can you hear the wedding bells? Whether you’re getting married, in a bridal party, or still wondering why you didn’t get a plus one 🤔, Rachel Cruze and George Kamel talk all things weddings and how to celebrate big without going broke.    In This Episode:   ·     A hard-hitting testimony from a bachelorette partygoer on required dress code  ·     Why prematrimonial expenses cost more than a high-end jet ski ·     How George won an all-expenses-paid wedding (and which animal named Cowboy made a guest appearance)   Helpful Resources:  ·     Feeling like your money habits need a refresh? Check out our sponsor, Financial Peace University, to start making money moves with confidence today!   ·     Be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you take our listener survey! Click here to let us know what you think.    ·     Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it.   ·     Learn more about your ad choices. https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special:  Trader Joe's Blanc de Blancs Brut– $6.99/bottle Rachel’s tips for popping champagne:  1.    Wipe down the bottle with a towel (it gets slippery when you chill it). 2.    Loosen the wire cage and foil wrapped around the bottle neck and over the cork.  3.    Tilt the bottle at a 45-degree angle so the cork won’t hit you in the face when it pops. 4.    Using your other hand, grip the cork with your palm, wrap your fingers around the neck of the bottle, and twist the bottle (not the cork). Keep on twisting until you hear that fssszz. Then remove the cage and cork and pour that bubbly!
Dec 15, 2022
Son of a Nutcracker! Hidden Money Messages in Classic Christmas Movies
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Christmas movies are gifts that keep on . . . giving us money lessons? 🤔🎄💰 Rachel and George break down the hidden financial wisdom in all your favorites, from It’s a Wonderful Life to Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn’s Four Christmases.   In This Episode:   ·     Rachel’s best Mr. Narwhal impression (“Byyyye, Buddy . . .” 👋🏼) ·     The Christmas classic George completely missed out on as a child ·     The wild celeb generosity stories getting us in a giving mood Helpful Resources:   ·     Be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you take our listener survey! Click here to let us know what you think.    ·     Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it.   ·     Feeling like your money habits need a refresh? Check out our sponsor, Financial Peace University, to start making money moves with confidence today! ·     Learn more about your ad choices. https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special:  Vanilla Chai White Russian (From Half-Baked Harvest) ·     2 ounces vodka ·     1 1/2 ounces Kahlua ·     2 ounces vanilla chai syrup (see recipe below) ·     1–2 ounces heavy cream ·     1 cinnamon stick (for garnish)   Fill a glass with ice. Add vodka, Kahlua and vanilla chai syrup. Give it a gentle stir. Add the heavy cream. Give it one more gentle stir. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and enjoy your cup of Christmas cheer!   Vanilla Chai Syrup ·     4 chai tea bags ·     1/3 cup honey ·     1 teaspoon vanilla extract ·     1 cup water   Bring water to a boil. Remove from heat, add tea bags, and let steep for 10 minutes. Pull those tea bags out and pour in the honey. Bring the new honey-tea mixture to a boil on high heat for 3–5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and let it cool. 
Dec 08, 2022
Love Is Blind’s Best (and Most Cringeworthy) Money Lessons
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Whether you know what the “clementine controversy” is or not, there are still plenty of money lessons to learn from Netflix’s reality megahit Love Is Blind! 😍 Listen in as Rachel and George serve up a candid play-by-play of the show’s best money moments.    In This Episode:   ·     Love Is Blind’s most outrageous money confessions and conversations ·     The number one Love Is Blind cast member Rachel is dying to invite to happy hour ·     The only reason Rachel and George would ever recommend a prenup Helpful Resources:   ·     Feeling like your money habits need a refresh? Check out our sponsor, Financial Peace University to start making money moves with confidence today! ·     Be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you take our listener survey! Click here to let us know what you think.    ·     Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it.   ·     Learn more about your ad choices. https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special:    A Classic Glass of Red Wine 🍷  ·     5 ounces Epicuro Aglianico (Italian Red Blend, Available at Trader Joe’s) Pour and serve––preferably into a replica of Love Is Blind’s famous gold glasses! ❤️
Dec 01, 2022
Safe Thanksgiving Conversation Starters (Plus How to Survive Black Friday)
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Cringey family convos with a side of dry turkey? 😵‍💫 No thanks! Rachel and George invite Dr. John Delony to happy hour so we can all learn to ask better (and safer) questions this holiday season.   In This Episode:   ·     George’s delicious Middle Eastern alternative to sweet potato casserole ·     Actual questions you can use to start fun, friendly conversations with family ·     Why those infamous Black Friday deals may be better than ever this year   Helpful Resources:   ·     Be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you take our listener survey! Click here to let us know what you think.    ·     Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it.   ·     Learn more about your ad choices. https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special:  The “Not Terrible” Sparkling Rosemary Grapefruit Mocktail ·     4 ounces grapefruit juice ·     2 ounces sparkling water ·     1 sprig rosemary ·     Grapefruit wedge Muddle fresh rosemary in the bottom of a tall glass. (Bonus: Pause for some aromatherapy!) Fill glass with ice. Pour in grapefruit juice and sparkling water. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
Nov 24, 2022
We Confess Our Biggest Money Mistakes (LIVE From Dallas)
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Join as Rachel Cruze and George Kamel host Smart Money Happy Hour LIVE for the first time ever! From the SMART Conference stage in Dallas, Texas, find out which common (and costly) money mistakes get the best of us and our favorite celebs.   In This Episode:   ·     A rousing game of Put a Finger Down with the audience ·     The seven-figure secret Ryan Reynolds kept from his wife ·     George’s not-so-guilty pleasure and why Rachel’s probably a better human being   Helpful Resources:    ·     Be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you take our listener survey! Click here to let us know what you think.    ·     Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it.   ·     Learn more about your ad choices. https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special:    Paloma Mocktail: 1/4 cup grapefruit juice Juice from half a lime 1/2 cup Topo Chico (or other sparkling water) Optional: 1 ounce tequila Steps for Paloma Mocktail:  1. Pour the grapefruit juice, lime juice and Topo Chico over ice. 2. Stir about 20 seconds, top with a lime wedge, and enjoy!
Nov 17, 2022
Are Celeb Products Worth the Hype? (Why We’re ALL Shopping Under Their *Influence*)
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Vinyl, skin care and tequila, oh my! Rachel and George spill their thoughts on celeb products, cool kid brands and how to swap FOMO for JOMO (the joy of missing out).   In This Episode:   ·     The iconic first CDs Rachel and George bought with their own money ·     A casual battle of celebrity tequilas ·     The brilliant question Rachel asks herself to stop a spending spiral   Helpful Resources:   ·     Be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you take our listener survey! Click here to let us know what you think.    ·     Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it.   ·     Learn more about your ad choices. https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special:    El Diablo ·     1 1/2 ounces tequila ·     1/2 ounce crème de cassis ·     1/2 ounce lime juice ·     3 ounces ginger beer Fill a shaker with ice. Add tequila, crème de cassis and lime juice. Do a little dance until sufficiently mixed. Strain over fresh ice and top with ginger beer. 
Nov 10, 2022
Scroll With Caution! How to Spot Bad Money Advice on Social
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Social media money advice? It can get a little sus. 🤨 Join Rachel and George as they sip, scroll and share candid reactions to the wild world of #FinTok (Financial TikTok)! Plus, they’ll share pro tips for sorting the good advice from the bad.    In This Episode:   🚩 Red flags to look for when influencers and celebs share “financial advice” 🚩 The product Kim Kardashian can’t promote for the next three years 🚩 George’s hot take on who should have sung “Listen to Your Heart”   Helpful Resources:   ·     Be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you take our listener survey! Click here to let us know what you think.    ·     Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it.   ·     Learn more about your ad choices. https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special:    Espresso Marti-No ·     2 ounces Seedlip Spice 94 (nonalcoholic spirit) ·     2 ounces cold brew concentrate ·     1/2 ounce simple syrup Pour Spice 94, cold brew and simple syrup over ice in a shaker. Shake for 20 seconds. Strain into a fancy glass (#KamelCoupeClub) and enjoy!
Nov 03, 2022
Your Permission to Be Shamelessly Bougie (and How to Afford It)
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We’re flying first class today, friends. Join as Rachel Cruze and George Kamel get vulnerable about their bougiest habits (on a budget), give their candid thoughts on what the rich and famous shamelessly spend and save on, and reveal their personal wealth-building plans.   In This Episode:   ·     The answer to who’s bougier—Rachel or George—plus the hard-hitting evidence ·     Why we low-key respect Celine Dion for dropping millions on this ·     The proven wealth-building plan that actually gives you permission to spend   Helpful Resources:   ·     Be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you take our listener survey! Click here to let us know what you think.    ·     Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it.   ·     Learn more about your ad choices. https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special:    French 75: 1 1/2 ounces gin 3/4 ounce lemon Juice 3/4 ounce simple syrup 2 ounces champagne Optional: long spiral lemon twist Steps for French 75: 1. Combine gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is cold (about 20 seconds). 2. Strain cocktail through a strainer or slotted spoon into a glass (preferably, a large flute). Top with champagne, garnish with lemon twist if desired, and sip away!
Oct 27, 2022
The True Cost of Being on Reality TV (And Why You Should Care)
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Fill up your Stanley cup, friends—things are about to get spicy! Join Rachel Cruze and George Kamel as they talk trash TV, why being on The Bachelor will make you broke, and the financial strategy reality stars should use if they win big.    In This Episode:   ·     Why the Real Housewives stars are actually business ninjas ·     Which reality shows George and Rachel would consider appearing on ·     How to build wealth—and not blow through cash—when receiving a lump sum of money Helpful Resources:   ·     Be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you take our listener survey! Click here to let us know what you think.    ·     Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it.   ·     Learn more about your ad choices. https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special:    Spicy Margarita: 2 ounces of blanco tequila 1/2 ounce triple sec 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice (2 limes) 1/2 ounce jalapeno simple syrup Lime wedges and sliced jalapenos (for garnish) Optional: Tajin or salt for rim Jalapeno Simple Syrup: 1 cup water 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 jalapeno peppers, rinsed and sliced Steps for Margarita: 1. Add tequila, triple sec, lime juice and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Cover and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is very cold (about 30–40 seconds). 2. Place salt or Tajin on a small plate, rub the rim of a glass with a lime wedge, then dip the glass rim into the salt to coat. 3. Fill the glass with ice, pour in margarita, garnish with lime wedge and jalapeno slice, and enjoy! Steps for Simple Syrup: 1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the water to a boil and add the sugars. Stir constantly until the sugar is dissolved. 2. Add jalapeno slices to the pan. Reduce heat and simmer three minutes, stirring frequently. 3. Remove from heat and let the syrup steep for 20 minutes.  4. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove the pepper slices and seeds. 5. Mix into drinks! *Store extra syrup in a sealed container and refrigerate. This should last in your fridge for a month, or you can store it in a freezer bag or ice cube tray and freeze it for a year.
Oct 20, 2022
Guilt-Tipping: How to Deal With an Absurd Tipping Culture
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Do you want to leave a tip with that . . . and that . . . and also that? Rachel and George talk current tipping trends giving Americans anxiety and why true generosity can’t be forced.    In This Episode:   ·     The craziest places we’re being asked to tip (um, the drive-through?) ·     How to get that “giver’s glow” when leaving gratuity ·     The mortifying moment that made George give up waiting tables for life   Helpful Resources:    ·     Be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you take our listener survey! Click here to let us know what you think.    ·     Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it.   ·     Learn more about your ad choices. https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special:   Manhattan ·     2 ounces rye whiskey  ·     1 ounce sweet vermouth ·     1 dash Angostura bitters ·     Brandied cherry (optional)   Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add rye whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Top with a brandied cherry. Take a sip–and tip yourself with a pat on the back for saving money today! 😊
Oct 13, 2022
Disney Adults, Disney Trauma, and How They Priced Out the Middle Class
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Join Rachel Cruze and George Kamel as they talk price hikes, megafandom, and insider savings tips for the most magical (and arguably expensive) place on earth: Disney World.   In This Episode:   ·     What it really costs the average family to take on Disney World ·     A shameless testimony from a real-life Disney adult ·     Why Disney execs are okay with pricing out the middle class   Helpful Resources:    ·      Be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you take our listener survey! Click here to let us know what you think.     ·      Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it.     This Week’s Happy Hour Special:  Spiced Cider ·     8 ounces apple cider ·     1 cinnamon stick ·     1 ounce rum (optional)   Heat apple cider until slightly steamy. Stir in a cinnamon stick and—if you’re feeling a little something extra—an ounce of rum. Cheers! Learn more about your ad choices.  Ad Choices | Megaphone by Spotify Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy
Oct 06, 2022
How Rich Is the Royal Family? (And How to Build Your Financial Empire)
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’Ello, mate! Join Rachel Cruze and George Kamel as they talk royals, riches and real ways we can all leave a brighter financial legacy for our families.   In This Episode:   ·     A bird’s-eye view of the monarchy’s massive net worth   ·     The average commoner’s guide to building wealth like a royal ·     A tribute to the late Queen’s favorite adult beverage   Helpful Resources:   ·      Be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you take our listener survey! Click here to let us know what you think.    ·      Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a DM to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! Be sure to type “GUILTY?” at the top of your message so we don’t miss it.     This Week’s Happy Hour Special:  Gin and Tonic ·     2 ounces gin ·     4 ounces tonic water ·     Lime wedges (optional) Pour gin over ice in a tall glass. Stir in tonic water and top with a lime wedge. Cheers!
Sep 29, 2022
The TV Network That Brainwashed Us All
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Home is where the aesthetic is! Rachel Cruze and George Kamel discuss how HGTV and the rise of social media might have gotten our housing hopes up a little too high. In This Episode: ·     Middle-class cribs then and now (think bathroom—not bathrooms, people) ·     How creating a space you love living in might actually SAVE you money ·     George shares a genius Google hack for decorating on a budget Helpful Resources: ·     Be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you take our listener survey! Click here to let us know what you think.  ·     Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a direct message to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Screwdriver ·     5 ounces orange juice ·     2 ounces vodka Pour orange juice and vodka over ice in a tall glass. Stir, *sip* and soak up the vitamin C. 
Sep 22, 2022
Is Convenience Culture Worth Being Broke?
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Scroll! Swipe! Spend? Rachel Cruze and George Kamel pour one out for the convenience culture trends making us BROKE (hello, Amazon Prime). In This Episode: ·     Feel-good free shipping, influencer recs and other things that make us say, “Take my money!” ·     George’s super SMART secret weapon for avoiding impulse buys ·     Rachel and George may or may not plead guilty to accidental theft Helpful Resources: ·     Be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card when you take our listener survey! Click here to let us know what you think.  ·     Do you have a Guilty As Charged question for Rachel and George? Send a direct message to @rachelcruze or @georgekamel on Instagram! This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Basil Gimlet ·     6 fresh basil leaves ·     1 ounce lime juice ·     3/4 ounce simple syrup ·     1 1/2 ounces gin In a cocktail shaker, muddle five basil leaves with lime juice and simple syrup. Add ice and gin. Shake it like a Polaroid picture. Strain and top with remaining basil. *clink*
Sep 22, 2022
Introducing "Smart Money Happy Hour!"
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"Smart Money Happy Hour" premieres on September 22nd. Pull up a chair to the happy hour you wish your friends were having. Mix two money experts with some hot takes and a splash of nostalgia, and you get Rachel Cruze and George Kamel talking unfiltered about what’s going on in the world, pop culture, and how to afford a life you love.
Sep 15, 2022