Explaining The Texas Energy Crisis And Implications For Other Places, Doing Better Emotional Spending

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Watt-hour meters track electricity used by residents of an apartment building in St. Marys, Pa., Wednesday, May 6, 2009. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

We learn more about problems and solutions for power grids, both in Texas and other states. Then a money coach gives us encouragement for how we can put more thought into how we spend money online, while we’re not able to spend it on goods and services outside the home.

Featured in this Show

  • The Power Crisis In Texas, And What Makes It Different Than Other States

    We take a look at the breakdown of energy service in Texas due to a massive winter storm, and learn about what lessons can be applied to other states’ power grids.

  • A More 'Online' World Brings Increase In 'Emotional Spending'

    With fewer places to be, less money being spent in restaurants and bars, many people are spending more time online and making quick, often social-media influenced purchases just to have a small joy come in the mail. We talk with a financial expert about how to take an intentional approach to spending and make your purchases feel more purposeful.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Line Roald Guest
  • Emily Guy Birken Guest