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DEAD POOL 2020 Tom's been doing it for years, and now's the time to get your entries in. Which celebrities will die in 2020? How many points did Tom get this past year? Who were his choices? Did anyone carry over onto this year's list? Find out now!

What are your Dead Pool 2020 picks? Tell us now: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

EPISODE 3 FROM OUT OF THE WOODWORK If you dated someone in the past, do you owe it to them to help them out or to help out their families when they're in trouble today? Find out what happened during the holiday season, when Tom started receiving text messages and then hospital selfies from someone he dated long ago.

Do you have a story like this? Spill it: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

MORE FROM OUT OF THE WOODWORK (2nd of 5 episodes) In this episode, hear about a woman Tom never actually slept with who keeps popping up.

Once a party girl with a Sunset Strip apartment, a rocking body, outrageous cleavage, a lengthy list of  "male friends" and an out-of-wedlock son, she is now older, more wrinkled and more desperate. Clearly a member of SAG! It's apparent that, although she once tried to pass herself off as one of those "born-again virgins" in search of marriage. Now, as her finances continue their decline, she becomes more shameless and needy....possibly to the extent that she would finally reveal her declining body now that no one else apparently wants to see it anymore.

Has this ever happened to you? Tell Tom all about it: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

CHRISTMAS IN THE BRONX/JEAN SHEPHERD'S RADIO VERSION OF A CHRISTMAS STORY  Here it is: Tom's annual Christmas gift to all the P1s! In the first two hours, Tom tells about his lifelong relationship with the Christmas holiday. Then, Tom introduces you to his broadcasting idol growing up, Jean Shepherd, creator of the characters in the classic holiday film A Christmas Story.

You've probably seen A Christmas Story, but did you know that it began as a story told on the radio when Tom was a kid? Hear the story of Ralphie, his brother Randy, and the Red Ryder BB gun as it was originally told by one of America's all-time great storytellers...and Tom's biggest influence in his style of storytelling. An exact, unedited recording of the original aircheck from WOR/New York just as Tom heard it under the covers on the night of Christmas Eve! We recommend listening late at night, under your tree or under the covers, for the full effect. 

NOTE: Super Premium subscribers will hear the original WOR commercials from the late 60s for the sake of authenticity on the Jean Shepherd segment. No paid commercials from The New Normal LLC can be heard here.

 

COMING OUT OF THE WOODWORK Most people spend their Christmas season waiting for the Big Man to come down their chimney. But you won't believe what came out of the woodwork for Tom during the holiday season!

A whole new perspective of Christmas but from the dark side! Here's the first of five soon-to-be-classic holiday episodes that could be some of our best this year!

 

TOM'S YEAR-END MESSAGE ABOUT MONEY What can we do better in 2020? What we need to do in the new year. Why we need to start now. Is it wrong for credit cards to give the best deals to their wealthiest, most creditworthy customers? Tom lays it all out for you!

Here is the opinion piece from the Los Angeles Times about credit card rewards that Tom references in this episode.

Here's how to subscribe to Consumer Reports.

Here's how to subscribe to Morningstar.com.

Here's how to start an account with Vanguard.

Got money questions? Opinions about this episode? Let's hear 'em: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

WHY IS PROSTITUTION STILL ILLEGAL? Or, for that matter, pornography or S&M or any other kind of sex work? And what's being done about it? Could legalizing these kinds of professions make society better or make women safer? Find out from Tom's guest, sex worker and activist Kaytlin Bailey, communications director of the organization Decriminalizing Sex Work. Hear about Robert Kraft, Jeffrey Epstein, and more!

The website for Decriminalizing Sex Work is www.dswork.org.

Where do you stand? Tell Tom: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

TOM'S FAVORITE MUTUAL FUNDS FOR 2020 Gold and Silver-rated funds Tom trusts in the new year. Things he's avoiding. What about dividends and real estate? It's all here!

Here's a very useful article on 2020 from Barron's that Tom used to prepare for this episode. IMPORTANT: don't make any investments into any Vanguard funds mentioned until 12/17/19 once capital gains have all been distributed.

Here is Tom's total of dividends and interest for 2019 (as of 12/15/2019):

 

Questions? Agree or disagree? Click and tell Tom: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

THE PRIMARY WAY TODAY'S WOMEN GET RICH Today's women are attending higher education at a higher rate than ever. Today's women are getting more advanced degrees than ever. Even more than men! How's that working out for everyone? Your Professor explains.

Here's the February 2019 New York Post article that started it all.

Where do you stand? Tell Tom NOW: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

BACK CHILD SUPPORT What should you do if you find out that your kid is not your kid? Try to collect back child support from the real father? This really happened to a reader of an advice column. Listen and find out how not to become THIS guy!

Here is the original advice column Tom talks about here.

What do you think? Tell Tom directly: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

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