The Perfect Bite

Big ideas expressed in small bites - that's our podcast, The Perfect Bite. Join CCCU for your weekly serving of food reviews, financial education and life hacks that your future self will appreciate!

 

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Ep. 38: Viva Las Arepas and Rising College Costs

November 29, 2022

In this thirty-eighth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they dive into arepas at Viva Las Arepas, discuss how to prepare for the rising cost of college, and share tips for applying for scholarships. Hear what makes arepas so tasty, the different fixed and variable college costs, and why showcasing your unique traits can go a long way when applying for scholarships. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 37: HUMMUS Bowls & Wraps and Saving on Food

November 22, 2022

In this thirty-seventh bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they enjoy hummus and more from HUMMUS Bowls and Wraps, talk the top ways to save on your food bill, and share some helpful meal prep hacks. Hear the 4 kinds of hummus they offer, how to plan out your meals, and when to double up on ingredients. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 36: Chickpeas and Homeownership Expenses

November 15, 2022

In this thirty-sixth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they try out shawarma from Chickpeas, discuss different expenses associated with homeownership, and ideas to make your home more functional and organized. Hear the tasty sauce offered at many Mediterranean restaurants, why it helps to do your research on homeownership expenses, and how hiding some key features improves the look of your kitchen. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 35: Tacos Los Barrios and Investing in Yourself

November 8, 2022

In this thirty-fifth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they visit a local food truck with fabulous burritos called Tacos Los Barrios, welcome CCCU's Director of Compliance Keri Bach to talk the importance of investing in your mind and body, and talk tips for getting started with financial investing. Hear about the food that tastes you as you’re eating it, how to get better sleep, and why time is your best asset. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 34: Nabe Hotpot and How Credit and Interest Rates Work

November 1, 2022

In this thirty-fourth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they head back to Chinatown for Nabe Hotpot, talk different types of credit and how they work, plus tips for better credit card management. Hear why hotpot is worth the wait, how interest rates affect your credit, and when to increase your credit limit. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 33: Xiao Long Dumplings and Financial Advice at Age 22

October 25, 2022

In this thirty-third bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they indulge in dumplings at Xiao Long Dumplings, share what successful people wish they knew about finances at age 22, and dish on ways to make yourself happier at work. Hear the famous celebrity the Chinatown spot is named after, how important money should be in your life, and why it helps to get to know your entire team. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 32: Café Lola and Why Escrows Vary

October 18, 2022

In this thirty-second bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they get "Instagrammable" at Café Lola, discuss escrows and why they change, and share a few ways your home can actually make money for you. Hear what makes a super cute restaurant, how escrows affect your monthly mortgage payment, and whether it’s worth it to rent out your pool or backyard. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 31: Juan's Flaming Fajitas and Selling Your Car Private Party

October 11, 2022

In this thirty-first bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they review Mexican cuisine from Juan's Flaming Fajitas, provide tips for buying and selling cars private party, and share how to make your car stand out. Hear what makes fajitas so eye-popping, how to protect yourself from fraud, and get your car professionally detailed. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 30: Jong-Ro Chicken and Being Cyber Safe with Finances

October 4, 2022

In this thirtieth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they try out some chicken with serious crunch at Jong-Ro, welcome CCCU's Chief Technology Officer Matt Becker to discuss how you can be safe online with your personal finances, and share how to teach your children to be cyber safe. Hear the coolest things to order at Jong-Ro, a mock scam phone call to show just how quickly scammers work, and how to warn your kids about clickbait and phishing scams. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 29: Market Grill Cafe and the Basics of a 401k

September 27, 2022

In this twenty-ninth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they explore authentic Mediterranean cuisine at Market Grille Cafe, help you understand the basics of a 401k, and share changes that are coming to 401ks. Hear about the tasty pomegranate chicken dish, why you want to start saving ASAP, and how much to contribute to your 401k. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 28: Peppermill and Credit Card Best Practices

September 21, 2022

In this twenty-eighth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they attempt huge portions at the iconic Peppermill Restaurant and Fireside Lounge on the Strip, take a look at a few situations when having an annual fee on your credit card is okay, and share some general best practices when using credit cards. Hear how to do Peppermill right, what types of credit cards have annual fees, and where to do research on credit cards. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 27: Frosted Bakery and Handling Inflation

September 14, 2022

In this twenty-seventh bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they unleash their sweet tooth at Frosted Bakery, talk dealing with inflation, and share tips for future-proofing your career. Hear how Frosted Bakery helps refugees become assets in the Las Vegas community, how to ask for a pay raise, and how to stay ahead of change in your industry. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 26: Herbs and Rye and Renting Your First Apartment

September 7, 2022

In this twenty-sixth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they explore the hidden gem of Herbs and Rye, tips for renting your first apartment when you haven't built up strong credit yet, and some of the essentials to buy when you’re moving into your first place. Hear what a steak speakeasy restaurant is like, how much income is needed to support your new rent, and Shannon and Crystal go down memory lane to their first apartments. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 25: John Mull's Meats & Road Kill Grill and Buying a New Home

June 8, 2022

In this twenty-fifth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they try out some delicious meats at John Mull's Meats and Road Kill Grill, welcome Mortgage Loan Officers Ky Adeseye and Liz Lopez to share tips for preparing for a new home purchase, and reveal how to pick the best mortgage officer in a competitive housing market. Hear the tastiest dishes featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, what to do before you look at homes, and what not to do before closing.  Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 24: District One Kitchen & Bar and Car Buying Tips

June 1, 2022

In this twenty-fourth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they explore Vietnamese and Asian fusion dishes at District One Kitchen and Bar, share the top 3 factors for finding your next vehicle, and what aspects of vehicle ownership will bring you the most satisfaction. Hear the crazy pho dish with an entire lobster in it, where to check a vehicle history report, and which car colors may tie to driver happiness. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 23: Las Pupusas and Saving and Fun after Retirement

May 25, 2022

In this twenty-third bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they enjoy pupusas at Las Pupusas (of course!), reveal how to save money after retirement, and share fun things to do in retirement to keep life interesting. Hear what a pupusa is, the best ways to save after you no longer have your annual income, and the most exciting hobbies to pick up with your added free time. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 22: SoHo Sushi Burrito and Stop Being House Poor

May 17, 2022

In this twenty-second bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they try out SoHo Sushi Burrito (whaaaat?!), talk being house poor, and saving up for that down payment for your dream home. Hear what a sushi burrito tastes like, what to do about being house poor, and how to prepare for applying for a loan for your home ownership expenses. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 21: Ohlala French Bistro and Living Paycheck to Paycheck

May 11, 2022

In this twenty-first bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they fall in love with French food at Ohlala French Bistro, share how to stop living paycheck to paycheck, and chat side hustle ideas that actually work. Hear the best French dishes to try, what expenses to prioritize each month, and ways you can supplement your income from home. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 20: Mint Indian Bistro and Warning Signs for Scams

May 4, 2022

In this twentieth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they try out all sorts of deliciousness at Mint Indian Bistro, welcome Fraud Prevention Manager Debbie Edillon to reveal the top warning signs for scams, and share how to protect your passwords. Hear how food can appeal to all 5 senses, how to tell the difference between scams and legitimate communication from your financial institution, and the most helpful tools for protecting your account information. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 19: Ohjah Japanese Steakhouse & Managing Credit Card Debt

April 27, 2022

In this nineteenth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they dig into a fantastic meal at Ohjah Japanese Steakhouse, share steps for managing credit card debt, and a super helpful Credit Card Payoff Calculator. Hear the difference between Hibachi and Teppanyaki, how to cut back on expenses, and today’s average credit card rate. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 18: Pho So 1 and CDs vs. Money Market Accounts

April 20, 2022

In this eighteenth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they feel the pho love at Pho So 1, dive into CDs vs. Money Market Accounts, and share tips for using your phone to stay organized. Hear the tastiest Vietnamese meals to try, how to know what savings or investment accounts are best for you, and the most helpful apps on your phone to help you stay efficient. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 17: Bun Bun Chicken and why Credit Unions over Banks

June 8, 2022

In this seventeenth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they love love Bun Bun Chicken, break down the differences between credit unions and banks, and provide tips to help your future career. Hear the tastiest chicken treats, benefits of becoming a credit union customer, and best way to figure out what you truly want to do for a living. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 16: Nittaya's Secret Kitchen and Avoiding Financial Fraud

April 7, 2022

In this sixteenth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they enjoy the not-so-secret deliciousness of Nittaya's Secret Kitchen, share tips for avoiding financial fraud, and a checklist for when someone tries to access your funds. Hear the best way to reheat Thai food, what to be extra careful about online, and how to avoid falling victim to spoofing. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 15: Doña Maria Tamales Mexican Restaurant and Understanding Credit Reports

March 29, 2022

In this fifteenth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they taste terrific tamales at Doña Maria Tamales Mexican Restaurant and welcome Business Development Director Craig Fraley to chat all things credit scores. Hear how great customer service can leave an impact, what goes into your credit score, and how to keep your info safe. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 14: Nora's Italian Cuisine and What to Do with the Equity in Your Home

March 23, 2022

In this fourteenth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they enjoy authentic Italian food at Nora's Italian Cuisine, share ideas for what to do with increased equity in your home, and how to improve the value of your home. Hear what Italian foods you should get at lunch, what a HELOC is, and the home improvement project that’s right for you. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 13: Hawaiian BBQ at Makai Pacific Island Grill and Buying Your First Car

March 15, 2022

In this thirteenth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they taste the "Chipotle of Hawaiian Food" at Makai Pacific Island Grill, share tips for buying your first car, and how to avoid a flat tire. Hear the most delicious Hawaiian foods, the top 3 car-buying mistakes to avoid as a 1st-time buyer, and how to check your tire pressure. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 12: Trying Out Casa Don Juan and Financial Safety on Social Media

March 9, 2022

In this twelfth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they trust recommendations for new meals to try at Casa Don Juan, discuss what financial information is okay to share online, and share cybersecurity tips to keep your privacy safe on social media. Hear the difference between flautas and taquitos, how Millennials and Gen X compare in terms of sharing financial info on social media, and why you should think twice before answering fun questions online. Learn more at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 11: Breakfast at Egg Works and Egg and I and Awkwardly Important Financial Topics

March 2, 2022

In this eleventh bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they dive deep into the local breakfast favorites Egg Works and Egg and I, discuss taboo-but-important financial topics, and do an exercise in visualizing your future self. Hear the tastiest egg dishes at the Vegas staple, how to talk retirement and estate planning with your family, and how picturing your future self can actually make you happier. Learn more and play the Banzai game at  CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 10: Viva Zapata's and Teaching Your Kids How to Budget

February 23, 2022

In this tenth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they enjoy one of their favorite hidden Mexican lunch spots - Viva Zapata's - and welcome Chief Lending Officer and father of 5, Josh Haldeman, to talk teaching your kids how to budget. Hear the magic of tableside guac, how to raise your kids to be financially independent, and the top books and podcasts to shape how you and your kids think about money.

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Ep. 9: Saffron Flavors of India and Financial Advice for Your Younger Self

February 15, 2022

In this ninth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they put their spiciness tolerance to the test at Saffron Flavors of India, share real-life financial lessons submitted by their Facebook community, and get SMART with financial goals. You’ll learn what to order if it’s your first time at an Indian restaurant, the biggest financial regrets and how to avoid them, and a helpful worksheet to keep you focused on saving money. Learn more at CCCULV.org and try out the SMART savings goal worksheet.

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Ep. 8: Kogi Korean BBQ and Improving Your Credit Score

February 8, 2022

In this eighth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they go all-in on Korean BBQ at Kogi, share tips for improving your credit score, and dive into gift-giving without breaking the bank. You'll learn the tastiest hot pots, biggest credit no-nos, and whether it’s okay to regift. Learn more at CCCULV.org and check out the financial resources at CUinsight.com.

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Ep. 7: KoMex and Teaching Your Children About Finances

February 2, 2022

In this seventh bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they experience Korean-Mexican fusion at KoMex, share how to be your child's finance teacher, and reveal financial tools to get your family to the head of the class. You’ll learn how to make it fun for your kids to learn about money, what financial topics to discuss at different ages, and a delicious fusion dish featured on the Food Network. Learn more and play the Banzai game at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 6: Shokku Ramen and Monitoring Your Credit Score

January 26, 2022

In this sixth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they try out tasty ramen from Shokku Ramen, break down credit scores, and share a financial wellness quiz. You'll learn how often to check your credit score, how to improve your credit score, and the best way to order ramen. Learn more and take the Financial Wellness Assessment at CCCULV.org.

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Ep. 5: Tapas From Firefly and Using Your Credit Card

January 19, 2022

In this fifth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they sample Spanish Tapas from Firefly, resolve the great credit card vs. debit card debate, and share some ideas to stay happy and healthy. You'll learn how credit cards compare to debit cards when it comes to online shopping, whether money can buy happiness, and the tastiest tapas to try out. Learn more at CCCULV.org and check out the financial resources at CUinsight.com.

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Ep. 4: Steak Frites From Honey Salt and Building Your Emergency Fund

January 12, 2022

In this fourth bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they plan for a beautifully messy and tasty meal at Honey Salt, discuss why an emergency fund is more than just extra cash, and a self-assessment to help create your emergency fund. You’ll learn how to build your emergency fund in stages, recognize how you feel about your finances, and some fun names for cocktails. Learn more at CCCULV.org and check out the financial resources at CUinsight.com.

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Ep. 3: Asian Fusion From VeggiEAT and Cost-Effective Party Planning

January 12, 2022

In this third bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they step outside their comfort zones to taste-test VeggiEAT, discuss creating a budget for your party, and mental health tricks to get out of your comfort zone. You’ll learn party supplies that are great bang for the buck, insights from Gretchen Rubin, and how to use the resources in your circle. Learn more at CCCULV.org and check out the financial resources at CUinsight.com.

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Ep. 2: Tacos From Sin Fronteras and Getaways on a Budget

January 12, 2022

In this second bite, join co-hosts Crystal Price and Shannon Hiller from Clark County Credit Union as they taste-test Sin Fronteras, discuss planning a little getaway on a budget, and even ideas for that awesome staycation at your home. You'll learn about Mt. Charleston, The Arts Factory, and Shannon’s favorite - “The Great Indoors.” Learn more at CCCULV.org and check out the financial resources at CUinsight.com.

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Ep. 1: Financial Questions to Ask Your Future Spouse; Pin Kaow Review

January 12, 2022

We love trying new restaurants and Thai food is one of our favorites. In this episode, we discuss how eating Crying Tiger Beef can actually turn into a joyous food experience, plus we’ll tackle one of the most feared financial conversations: talking about finances with your significant other. And finally, we’ll give you the tools and checklists you need to start these financial conversations with your sweetheart.

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