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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.

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💵 Create a free budget! Sign up for EveryDollar today.  Venmo requests for $2? Obsessively checking the Dow’s daily swings? No thanks! Rachel and George are calling out America’s cringiest financial “icks” so you don’t have to. Plus, they’ve got some thoughts for the haters who think our tried and true financial principles are a total turnoff.    Next Steps ·      🔎 Get help from a financial advisor to avoid those sneaky loopholes that will leave you broke.   ·      ➡️ Don't miss out on the tax deductions you qualify for—get help from a pro.   ·      💵 Start budgeting today! Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off the premium version of EveryDollar.   ·      📱Submit 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. Today’s Happy Hour Special 🍸 Corpse Reviver No. 2   Recipe: Difford’s Guide Ingredients: ·      3/4 ounce gin ·      3/4 ounce triple sec ·      3/4 ounce Lillet Blanc ·      3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice ·      2 dashes absinthe ·      Ice Instructions: Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass. Listen to More From Ramsey Network 🎙️ The Ramsey Show   🧠 The Dr. John Delony Show 💡 The Rachel Cruze Show 💸 The Ramsey Show Highlights 💰 George Kamel 💼 The Ken Coleman Show 📈 EntreLeadership Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy
💵 Sign up for EveryDollar today - Create a free Budget! Stash, stash, spend! In this episode, Rachel and George are breaking down America’s current attitude about saving money. Plus, they’ll decide which popular explanations for dipping into savings are justified—and their answers might surprise you. Next Steps ·      🔎 Get help from a financial advisor to avoid those sneaky loopholes that will leave you broke. ·       ➡️ Don't miss out on the tax deductions you qualify for—get help from a pro. ·      📱Submit 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. Today’s Happy Hour Special 🍸 Blackberry Paloma Mocktail  Recipe: Moody Mixologist Ingredients: ·      4 fresh blackberries ·      5 dashes smoked chili bitters ·      1/2 ounce lime juice ·      6 ounces grapefruit soda ·      1 ounce butterfly pea tea (room temperature) ·      Ice Instructions: Prepare butterfly pea tea according to package instructions and let cool. Muddle three blackberries in the bottom of a glass. Add bitters and lime juice. Muddle again. Top with ice and grapefruit soda. Add butterfly pea tea and garnish with the remaining blackberry. Listen to More From Ramsey Network 🎙️ The Ramsey Show   🧠 The Dr. John Delony Show 💡 The Rachel Cruze Show 💸 The Ramsey Show Highlights 💰 George Kamel 💼 The Ken Coleman Show 📈 EntreLeadership Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy
💵 Create a free budget! Sign up for EveryDollar today.  Life is hard, but it’s nothing a “little treat” can’t fix . . . right? Get Rachel and George’s take on the true cost of those seemingly innocent serotonin splurges. Plus, we’re keeping our hosts honest about the treats they secretly love to indulge in! Next Steps ·      🔎 Get help from a financial advisor to avoid those sneaky loopholes that will leave you broke. ·      ➡️ Don't miss out on the tax deductions you qualify for—get help from a pro. ·      📱Submit 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. Today’s Happy Hour Special 🍸 Mudslide Ingredients: ·      2 ounces vodka ·      1 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream ·      1 ounce Kahlúa ·      1 1/2 ounces heavy cream ·      Chocolate syrup Instructions: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, Bailey’s, Kahlúa and heavy cream. Shake until well chilled. Decorate the inside of your favorite cocktail glass with a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Strain the shaker into the decorated glass and enjoy! Listen to More From Ramsey Network 🎙️ The Ramsey Show   🧠 The Dr. John Delony Show 💡 The Rachel Cruze Show 💸 The Ramsey Show Highlights 💰 George Kamel 💼 The Ken Coleman Show 📈 EntreLeadership Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy
💵 Sign up for EveryDollar today. Create a free budget!  Are we the world’s biggest basketball fans? Not exactly. But we’re always game for a friendly bracket competition! Join Rachel and George for a special round of March MONEY Madness as they debate some of the worst financial products in the world. Next Steps ·      🔎 Get help from a financial advisor to avoid those sneaky loopholes that will leave you broke.   ·      ➡️ Don't miss out on the tax deductions you qualify for—get help from a pro.   ·      📱Submit 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. Today’s Happy Hour Special 🍸 Grapefruit Jalapeño Mocktail Recipe: Allianna's Kitchen Grapefruit Mocktail Ingredients: ·      1 cup grapefruit juice ·      1 cup club soda ·      1/2 small jalapeño ·      1 teaspoon lime juice ·      Ice Instructions: Mix grapefruit juice, lime juice and club soda in a glass. Add ice. Garnish with 2–5 jalapeño slices, stir and serve. Listen to More From Ramsey Network 🎙️ The Ramsey Show   🧠 The Dr. John Delony Show 💡 The Rachel Cruze Show 💸 The Ramsey Show Highlights 💰 George Kamel 💼 The Ken Coleman Show 📈 EntreLeadership Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy
💵 Sign up for EveryDollar today. Create a free budget!  What do Smart Money Happy Hour viewers really think about cutting up credit cards, the Baby Steps, and combining finances with their spouse? Tune in to find out! This week, George and Rachel react to your comments and raise their glasses to all the keyboard critics, trolls and BFFs who keep things lively in the comments section.   Next Steps ·      🎥 Check out the popular video where we explain our most hated financial advice.   ·      ➡️ Need a plan for your money? Check out Financial Peace University.   ·      📱Submit 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. Today’s Happy Hour Special: 🍸Gold Rush Recipe by: Difford’s Guide Ingredients: ·      2 ounces bourbon whiskey ·      3/4 ounce lemon juice ·      3/4 ounce honey syrup (3 honey to 1 water) ·      3 drops saline solution 4:1 (20g sea salt to 80g water)   Directions: Serve in an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with lemon wedge. Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into ice-filled glass. Listen to More From Ramsey Network 🎙️ The Ramsey Show   🧠 The Dr. John Delony Show 💡 The Rachel Cruze Show 💸 The Ramsey Show Highlights 💰 George Kamel 💼 The Ken Coleman Show 📈 EntreLeadership Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy
💵 Sign up for EveryDollar today. Create a free budget!  We admit it: We love saving money! This week, George and Rachel are dishing out some of their favorite legit (and ludicrous) money loopholes, discounts and freebies that you might miss if you don’t read the fine print. (Free refills at Starbucks? Hello!) Next Steps ·      🔎 Get help from a financial advisor to avoid those sneaky loopholes that will leave you broke.   ·      ➡️ Don't miss out on the tax deductions you qualify for—get help from a pro.   ·      📱Submit 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. Today’s Happy Hour Special 🍸 Grapefruit Coconut Cooler Recipe: Sunny’s Grapefruit-Coconut Cooler Ingredients: ·      8 ounces Ruby Red or pink grapefruit juice ·      2 ounces cream of coconut ·      1/2 ounce agave nectar Instructions: Combine the grapefruit juice, cream of coconut and agave in a small pitcher or bowl and stir to blend. Pour into a glass over ice. Listen to More From Ramsey Network 🎙️ The Ramsey Show   🧠 The Dr. John Delony Show 💡 The Rachel Cruze Show 💸 The Ramsey Show Highlights 💰 George Kamel 💼 The Ken Coleman Show 📈 EntreLeadership Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy
💵 Sign up for EveryDollar today. Create a free budget!  Did your parents give you “the talk” as a kid—the money talk, that is? This week, Rachel and George weigh in on how previous generations have done with teaching their kids about money, and what you need to know to raise your own money-smart kids.   Next Steps ·      📱Submit 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. Today’s Happy Hour Special 🍸 Oaxaca Old Fashioned (with Mezcal) Recipe by: A Couple Cooks Ingredients: ·      1 1/2 ounces tequila reposado ·      1/2 ounce mezcal ·      1 teaspoon agave syrup or honey ·      3 dashes chocolate bitters (or substitute Angostura bitters) ·      Large clear ice cube ·      Orange peel, for garnish Instructions: 1.    Stir the tequila, mezcal, agave syrup, and bitters in a lowball glass. Add a large clear ice cube. 2.    Express the orange peel onto the glass by squeezing it to release the oils.   Listen to more from Ramsey Network 🎙️ The Ramsey Show   🧠 The Dr. John Delony Show 💡 The Rachel Cruze Show 💸 The Ramsey Show Highlights 💰 George Kamel 💼 The Ken Coleman Show 📈 EntreLeadership Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy
💵 Sign up for EveryDollar today. Create a free budget!  It’s Smart Money Happy Hour, of course we’re going to take a crack at a fun social media trend and use it to talk about money! This week, Rachel and George put an #OfCourse! twist on things Baby Steps Millionaires do to reach that $1 million milestone and keep building wealth. Shout out to the following creators for their #OfCourse! takes: @kaycegbrown, @dom.domination, @kellymann, @__QueenSie__ and @emyxbudgetsahm. Next Steps ·      🎥 Want to do a deeper dive on the Baby Steps? Check out the How to Start Becoming a Millionaire in 2024 episode. ·      📗Spark conversations with your kids about contentment with Rachel’s kids book, I’m Glad for What I Have. ·      📱Submit 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. Today’s Happy Hour Special: 🍸Roseberry Mule Mocktail Recipe by: Tasty   Ingredients: ·      1 handful blackberries ·      1 sprig fresh rosemary ·      1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey ·      1 bottle ginger beer, to taste ·      1 ounce lime juice ·      Ice   Instructions: 1.    In a cocktail shaker or a tall glass, muddle blackberries and rosemary. 2.    Add sweetener and ice, shake until well combined. (If you do not have a cocktail shaker, simply pour back and forth between two glasses until combined.) 3.    Strain mixture over ice and add ginger beer and a squeeze of lime to taste. 4.    Garnish with blackberries and a sprig of rosemary. Listen to more from Ramsey Network 🎙️ The Ramsey Show   🧠 The Dr. John Delony Show 💡 The Rachel Cruze Show 💸 The Ramsey Show Highlights 💰 George Kamel 💼 The Ken Coleman Show 📈 EntreLeadership Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy
💵 Sign up for EveryDollar today. Create a free budget!  Room service or extra room? Live like you’ve got a maid or live like a local? Rachel and George weigh in on the pros and cons of staying in a short-term rental (versus a hotel). And if you’re thinking about investing, they’ve got smart money advice for that too.   Next Steps ·      📱Submit 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. Today’s Happy Hour Special: 🍸Limelight Recipe by: Queen Bee Mixology   ·      2 ounces Brother’s Bond bourbon ·      1/2 ounce lime juice ·      3/4 ounce simple syrup ·      3/4 ounce pineapple juice ·      3 dashes orange bitters ·      1 ounce Campari ·      Sprinkle of cinnamon Instructions: ·      Add all ingredients, except Campari and cinnamon, to a cocktail shaker, top with ice, and shake until chilled. ·      Add 1 ounce of Campari to cocktail glass, add fresh ice, and strain cocktail shaker contents over top. ·      Sprinkle the top with cinnamon and enjoy!   Listen to More From Ramsey Network 🎙️ The Ramsey Show   🧠 The Dr. John Delony Show 💡 The Rachel Cruze Show 💸 The Ramsey Show Highlights 💰 George Kamel 💼 The Ken Coleman Show 📈 EntreLeadership Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy
💵 Sign up for EveryDollar today. Create a free budget!    You can’t buy love . . . but don’t tell that to the guy who spends $499 a month on dating apps! Today, George and Rachel break down the cost of dating and what the average American relationship will cost you over a lifetime. The bottom line: Whether you’re married or single, love is expensive—budget accordingly.   Next Steps ·      💡 Need some budget-friendly date ideas? Check out 45 Cheap Date Ideas You’ll Actually Want to Go On.   ·      💵 Start budgeting today! Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·      📱Submit 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. Today’s Happy Hour Special: 🍸 Sparkling Raspberry Floats Recipe by: RICARDO Ingredients: ·      2 cups raspberry sorbet ·      4 dessert cups, placed in the freezer for one hour or more ·      Edible gold leaf glitter ·      2 cups (500 ml) ginger ale Instructions: Place a scoop of raspberry sorbet at the bottom of each dessert or martini glass. Sprinkle with gold leaf glitter. Pour ginger ale in small glasses and serve alongside sorbet. Let each person pour soda over sorbet.   Listen to More From Ramsey Network 🎙️ The Ramsey Show   🧠 The Dr. John Delony Show 💡 The Rachel Cruze Show 💸 The Ramsey Show Highlights 💰 George Kamel 💼 The Ken Coleman Show 📈 EntreLeadership Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy
Why are wealthy people dressing like they have no money while broke people are trying to dress like they live at the Biltmore? In this episode, George and Rachel break down the latest fashion trends, how they affect your bank account, and why we tend to want what we don’t have.   In this episode: ·     Why trendy things will never be worth what you pay for them, like the Stanley tumbler in cosmo pink ·     Money advice that will always be in style: Spend wisely and don’t go into debt for anything (especially clothes!) ·     George and Rachel reveal their worst fashion moments (Carhartt overalls are mentioned—and not by George) Resources:   ·     Want to make real progress with your money? Get tickets to Total Money Makeover Weekend today. ·     Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smart to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·     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: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/company/policies/privacy-policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Maple Manhattan Recipe by Flour Child Ingredients: ·     1 jigger bourbon ·     1/2 ounce sweet vermouth ·     1 tablespoon maple syrup ·     2–3 dashes angostura bitters ·     1–2 Luxardo cherries   Instructions: 1.    Add one scoop of fresh ice to a cocktail shaker. 2.    Pour in all ingredients. 3.    Shake for about 20 seconds and then strain into a cocktail or coupe glass. 4.    Garnish with a Luxardo cherry.
It’s out with the old and in with the new! George and Rachel are sounding off on the bad habits you need to quit in 2024—like not having an emergency fund, impulse buying, and forgetting your blinker—and sharing some smart money habits to build instead. Plus, get the $1.32 mocktail that earned a 10 out of 10.   In this episode: ·      Rachel’s “add it to the cart” habit to help you spend less money ·      The habit George loves that lets you earn 3–5% more money ·      Habit-change motivation from the great philosopher Miley Cyrus: “Ain’t about how fast I get there . . . it’s the climb.” Resources:   ·      What to make real progress with your money? Get tickets to Total Money Makeover Weekend today. ·      Get George’s new book, Breaking Free From Broke, and get three months free of the premium version of EveryDollar. ·      Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smart to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·      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. ·   Help us make the show better! Please fill out the quick survey. https://bit.ly/3U2zLeP ·      Learn more about your ad choices: https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·      Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/company/policies/privacy-policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Mojito Mocktail Recipe by Culinary Hill Ingredients: ·      10 fresh mint leaves plus more for garnish (see note 1) ·      1/2 lime cut into 4 wedges, divided ·      2 tablespoons granulated sugar or to taste (see note 2) ·      1 cup ice cubes ·      1/2 cup club soda (see note 3) Instructions: 1.    In a medium sturdy glass add mint leaves and 1 lime wedge. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime, releasing the mint oils and lime juice. 2.    Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture. 3.    Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Add club soda and more sugar to taste if desired. Garnish with mint leaves and remaining lime wedge. Notes: 1.    Mint: Mojitos are typically made with spearmint, not peppermint. 2.    Sugar: Or substitute agave, honey, or simple syrup and add it to taste. However, the grittiness of granulated sugar adds texture and is part of the charm of a mojito. 3.    Club soda: Or choose sparkling water or a clear soda such as Sprite of 7UP. 4.    Yield: This recipe makes 1 mojito mocktail.
Some things we’ve just gotten used to—like $4 coffee, the F-bomb on TV, and your cousin Fred oversharing on Facebook. But has our nothing-shocks-us society also desensitized us to the effects of living in debt? George and Rachel weigh in. Join them for a New York twist on a classic cocktail and smart money tips to ditch debt and build wealth.   In this episode: Things we should find shocking, like a $500 car payment and retiring with a mortgage Sputnik, “Carmageddon” and the gateway drug to debt: the credit score The antidote to overspending (so you can enjoy what you have now while you work for the things you want later) Resources:   What to make real progress with your money? Get tickets to Total Money Makeover Weekend today. Get George’s new book, Breaking Free From Broke. Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smart to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. 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: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/company/policies/privacy-policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: New York Sour Ingredients: 2 ounces bourbon 1 ounce lemon juice 1/2 ounce simple syrup 1 egg white 2 dashes angostura bitters 1/2 ounce claret wine Instructions: Add the bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white into a shaker with ice. Shake it vigorously until it's chilled. Then strain the mixture into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Slowly pour the claret wine over the back of a bar spoon so the wine floats on top of the drink. Voilà! Sip your sour in New York style.
Do you shop like the cool kids? Join Rachel and George for a breakdown on the brands and stores American teens loved in 2023 and the cash app they used to pay for it all. (Caution: This episode contains high levels of nostalgia. Side effects may include sudden reminiscing and an overwhelming urge to say, “Back in my day . . .”) In this episode: ·   What the average teen spends $200 a month on ·     Rachel explains physical cash to teenagers and why it’s better than digital ·     The biggest money trap teens are falling for and how to help your kids avoid them Resources:   ·     Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·     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: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/company/policies/privacy-policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Spicy Pineapple Ginger Mocktail Recipe by Ramona Cruz-Peters at FabEveryday Ingredients: ·     Ice, for shaker and for glass ·     3 ounces pineapple juice, plus more for rimming ·     1 ounce agave nectar ·     1/2 teaspoon chili powder ·     Ginger beer, chilled (for top off) ·     Tajin seasoning, for rimming ·     Small pineapple wedge, for garnish (optional) ·     Whole Thai chili pepper or thinly sliced jalapeno, for garnish (optional)   Instructions: Add 3 ounces pineapple juice, agave nectar, and chili powder to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake until the ingredients are well mixed and chilled. Place additional pineapple juice on a small saucer or plate. Place the Tajin seasoning on a separate small plate. Dip the rim of a rocks glass in the pineapple juice, followed by the Tajin to coat the rim. Pour ice into the glass, then pour the pineapple mixture over the ice. Top off with ginger beer. If desired, garnish with a small wedge of pineapple and a chili pepper (or a few slices of jalapeno).
Think you’ll never make it to $1 million? Think again! This week, George and Rachel break down the proven path to this iconic financial milestone and bust some myths about the lifestyles that everyday millionaires (like themselves) actually live. Listen in to learn how you can get one step closer to millionaire status in 2024! In this episode: ·     One of the most epic moments in 1990s game show history ·     The top five (surprisingly normal) careers of millionaires in the U.S. ·     The exact steps both Rachel and George took to become net-worth millionaires Resources:   ·     Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·     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. ·     Preorder George’s new book, Breaking Free From Broke, today! ·     Learn more about your ad choices: https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/company/policies/privacy-policy This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Kir Royale Ingredients: ·     4 ounces champagne ·     1 ounce of crème de cassis ·     3 raspberries   Instructions: Add the crème de cassis to a champagne flute and then top with the champagne. Skewer the raspberries on a toothpick to garnish (or keep it simple and just drop them in your glass). Enjoy! 🥂
Resolution #1: Don’t fall for the hype! Just in time for 2024, Rachel and George are here to protect your budget (and your sanity) from the Internet trends and must-have products that don’t pay off—and green-light some that do.   In this episode: ·      Is Taylor Swift really worth her weight in gold? ·      George throws some shade on the TikTokers ·      Why paying with cash (and resisting an impulse buy) is always cool   Resources:   ·      Pre-order George’s new book, Breaking Free From Broke, today. ·      Booking a flight with Going is the best and simplest way to pay less and travel more. Sign up for free today at going.com/smartmoney. ·      Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·      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: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/company/policies/privacy-policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Smoked Campfire Mule Ingredients: ·      1 1/2 ounces bourbon ·      1/2 ounce of lemon juice ·      1/4 ounce of maple syrup ·      4 ounces of ginger beer ·      1 toasted marshmallow (for garnish) ·      Wood chips (for smoking)   Instructions: Before mixing the cocktail, smoke the glass. (Pro tip: The smoke will stick better to a chilled glass.) Light the ingredient that you’re smoking (we used a few wood chips) with a match. Turn your chilled glass upside down over the smoke and allow it to fill the interior of the glass. Leave your glass upside down over the smoke and start making your cocktail.   Add the bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup and ice into a shaker, then shake until chilled. Strain the liquid into the smoked glass and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a toasted marshmallow (use a kitchen food torch to toast it) and cheers to 2024!
Put your tray tables up and hold on to your drinks, George and Rachel are taking you on a world tour of the national holidays that you never knew existed (plus a few that you did) and sharing their money-related hot takes along the way. Grab your party hat and join the fun because, hey, it's a holiday somewhere! In this episode: ·     George is cast as Grinch—or is he Scrooge? ·     The fast-food favorite that the Japanese eat every Christmas Eve ·     A holiday reminder not to let “December you” financially sink “January you”   Resources:   ·     Booking a flight with Going is the best and simplest way to pay less and travel more. Sign up for free today at going.com/smartmoney. ·     Start making memories. Get Telestrations at Walmart or wherever you buy board games. ·     Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·     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. ·     Pre-order George’s new book, Breaking Free From Broke, today! ·     Learn more about your ad choices: https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/company/policies/privacy-policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Christmas Mocktail Recipe from Love Bakes Good Cakes Ingredients: ·     Ice ·     2 ounces cranberry juice ·     2 ounces apple cider or apple juice ·     1 ounce orange juice, fresh squeezed ·     2 ounces ginger ale Instructions: Fill a tall glass with ice. Add the cranberry juice, apple cider, and orange juice, stir to combine. Top with ginger ale. Serve with garnishes of your choice. Notes: This can also be made in a large pitcher. Keep the measurements the same, 2 cranberry juice, 2 apple cider, 2 ginger ale, to 1 orange juice. Want to add alcohol? Gin, vodka, rum, or tequila are all good choices!
Ho ho ho? Oh no no no. Rachel and George look back on live calls from The Ramsey Show that they wish they’d handled differently. Stay tuned for a budget-friendly cocktail and money advice served up with a twist of #noragrets.   In this episode: ·     The one where George put (the horse’s) foot in his mouth ·     The one where Rachel gets corrected on air ·     George and Rachel redeem themselves with quick thinking and solid money advice in an exciting round of “Don’t Get Buzzed!”   Resources:   ·     Listen to or watch The Ramsey Show now. ·     Booking a flight with Going is the best and simplest way to pay less and travel more. Sign up for free today at going.com/smartmoney. ·     Start making memories. Get Telestrations at Walmart today! ·     Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·     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. ·     Pre-order George’s new book, Breaking Free From Broke, today! ·     Learn more about your ad choices: https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/company/policies/privacy-policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Bourbon Apple Cider Mimosa Ingredients: ·     1 ounce bourbon ·     2 ounces apple cider ·     3 ounces champagne ·     caramel sauce ·     apple slices (optional) Instructions: Rim the champagne flute with caramel sauce. Pour in the bourbon, add the apple cider, and top it off with the champagne. Garnish with a few thin apple slices, take a sip, and enjoy!
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If you’ve got champagne taste on a beer budget, this is your wake-up call! George and Rachel share their hot takes on things people do that scream, “I’m bad with money!” If any of this sounds familiar to you, don’t panic. Stick around for smart money advice—and even a cocktail you can afford. In this episode: ·      George’s hot takes on babies in designer clothes, broke people getting tattoos, and “shopping” at Rent-A-Center ·      Why an “I can afford the payments” mentality is risky ·      Encouragement that it’s not too late to develop a smart money mindset Helpful Resources:   ·     Booking a flight with Going is the best and simplest way to pay less and travel more. Sign up for free today at going.com/smartmoney. ·      Start making memories. Get Telestrations at Walmart or wherever you buy board games. ·     Get your finances organized, make a plan, build your confidence, and kick money stress out of your life for good with the EveryDollar budgeting app. Go to www.everydollar.com/smartmoney to get started today. Use code SMARTMONEY to get a free two-week trial and $15 off your premium membership to EveryDollar. ·     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. ·      Pre-order George’s new book, Breaking Free From Broke, today! ·     Learn more about your ad choices: https://www.megaphone.fm/adchoices ·     Ramsey Solutions Privacy Policy: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/company/policies/privacy-policy   This Week’s Happy Hour Special: Neptune’s Gardens Recipe by @speakeasieruk Ingredients: ·     1 1/2 ounces tequila ·     3/4 ounce lime juice ·     1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur ·     1/2 ounce blue curacao ·     1 egg white Instructions: Combine the ingredients in cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain it into a chilled glass and enjoy.
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Feb 5th
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Aakash Amanat

I attended the "Smart Money Happy Hour" event featuring Rachel Cruze and George Kamel, and I must say it was an incredibly insightful and motivating experience! 🌟💰 Rachel's practical tips on managing finances and getting rid of debt were truly eye-opening. Her relatable stories and down-to-earth advice make personal finance seem less daunting and more achievable for everyone. I particularly loved her emphasis on living within your means and the envelope system – such simple yet effective strategies! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FTJKIKqaSUnxuQnbWgQW4Q7DVpwHH1xA_S5EXf4Yqq4/edit?usp=sharing

Aug 21st
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Kimberly Ann

You’re making fun of Illinois yet you didn’t even know who Genesis is? Lol

Jul 6th
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Tyler Lidke

hey George, you should look at Jocko go over celcius.

May 13th
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Mar 27th
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ID24480115

Love this episode!!! Interesting discussion on money hacks we may or may not use. Thank you, Rachel and George—your humor and friendship are always a pleasure to listen to!

Mar 22nd
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Jon Wallace

Make this show an hour pleeaasseee!

Oct 8th
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