5 Reasons Why Doc Brown Would Have Made a Terrible Financial Planner

5 Reasons Why Doc Brown Would Have Made a Terrible Financial Planner

Finding a financial planner that has the knowledge and ability to optimize your financial situation and look out for your best interest, on all accounts, and at all times, can be really challenging.

Especially when you've already narrowed down the field and are left comparing two seemingly equally qualified professionals, it may be difficult to tell the difference. Sometimes it's helpful to look at an extreme example to highlight red flags.

For anyone that hasn't been living under a rock for the last 30 years, you've probably seen at least one of the three Back to the Future movies. Let's use Dr. Emmett Brown from the trilogy to illustrate some red flags and why he would have made a terrible financial planner.

Do Restaurants Charge Higher Prices on Seamless vs. Delivery.com?

Do Restaurants Charge Higher Prices on Seamless vs. Delivery.com?

If you're like me, you have your regular rotation of restaurants you order from weekly. I usually order from Seamless because more restaurants use their platform. However, when Delivery.com offers any type of discount, I'm easily swayed to order using them instead. 

One day, when I was ordering from one of my go-to Chinese restaurants on Delivery.com, I noticed something weird. The total price, before the promotional discount, seemed much less than what I pay on Seamless. At first, I thought I was just misremembering. After firing up a Seamless session, I added the identical food items into my cart and noticed this restaurant had different prices on Seamless and Delivery.com. Hold the phone. 

Keeping Track of Your Favorite Restaurants

Keeping Track of Your Favorite Restaurants

In my early years as a New Yorker, I had a huge issue keeping track of all of the different restaurants I had been to - where I had eaten, where I'd like to go again, and where I didn't like so much. 

This really frustrated me because every time I wanted to return to a good restaurant, I had no idea where it was or the name of the restaurant. I also started feeling embarrassed because my out-of-town friends would visit the city and ask me for restaurant recommendations, and I was usually speechless...because I couldn't remember.

I had lived in NYC for two years at that point, but to the outside world and sometimes myself, it didn't seem like I knew anything about the city.