This week Gaby explores the sickly U.S. health care system - the U.S., one of the only developed countries on the planet where you can easily go bankrupt from medical expenses! Democratic candidates for president are saying that it shouldn't be this way. Gaby talks to Kaiser Health News reporter Shefali Luthra to get the lowdown on the various proposals for universal health coverage - including Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All- and how they could transform not just the doctors and hospitals, but the economy overall. This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter.
S4E7: Gen Z in The Workplace (w/ Joy Shan)
Joy Shan of The California Sunday Magazine talks to Gaby about her reporting on Generation Z, one year after the oldest Gen Z's entered the workforce. Joy is a young millennial, but found that there really are differences between her and Gen Z when it comes to work. The job landscape is shifting - part-time work is on the rise, well-paying entry-level jobs are on the decline, and the gig economy is everywhere. They discuss the trauma of the Great Recession in childhood, new college programs teaching Gen Z'ers how to gig and still make a living, and how generations are not monoliths. Read Joy's story here:
S4E6: Broke Millennial Takes on Investing (w/ Erin Lowry)
Gaby wades into the scary waters of investing with the help of the "Broke Millennial" - aka Erin Lowry. She talks about how to take the first step with investing, breaks down some of the tricky terminology, explores how to stick to your principles when investing your money, and explains why language really matters when it comes to investing... not SAVING... for retirement. Her new book is called " Broke Millennial Takes On Investing : A Beginner's Guide to Leveling Up Your Money." This episode is sponsored by Honeybook -
S4E5: High Rent, Low Wages, and Overtime (w/ Rep. Mark Takano)
Gaby brings on a US Congressman to try and bridge the gap between Congresspeople and The People. Representative Mark Takano is a Democrat from Southern California and he talks about his report on the skyrocketing cost of rent, how Wall Street firms are getting rich by becoming landlords of single family homes, some of the ways that federal laws could be helping with housing costs and wage stagnation, and how the Trump administration is thwarting those efforts. This episode is sponsored by and get $10 off your first order with promo code BADWITHMONEY