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On the SmartMoney podcast, NerdWallet's in-house writers answer your real-world money questions. Hosts Dayana Yochim and Sean Pyles are your guides so you can get smart, then get back to doing you.
 
Host Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, tackles sometimes uncomfortable and even controversial money and investing issues, without the financial jargon, to get to the heart of what’s important for anyone to know. Jill takes listener phone calls and interviews informative and entertaining guests each week to uncover surprising insights and provide actionable information so you can make the most of your money. Have a question? Email us at askjill at jillonmoney dot com.
 
Passionate about helping people with their finances through your writing, podcasting, or video channel? This show is for you. Each episode, hosts Philip Taylor "PT" and Joe Saul-Sehy interview content marketing professionals, entrepreneurs, and exciting people making waves in personal finance and investing media. This show is presented by FinCon, where money and media meet. FinCon is an annual event held each Fall. Join over 2,500 attendees for a week of networking and learning. Find out mor ...
 
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Have you ever seen a product you love and thought about what goes on in the company behind it? Enjoy surprising conversations with the people in charge of some of America's most interesting businesses.
 
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Want to pay off your debt fast? You can, with a bit of know-how. In this episode, Sean Pyles and Liz Weston break down how you can find the payoff path that might work best for you and your debt.
 
Life doesn't always happen in a straight line. There are plenty of curveballs along the way, and some of them are flat out nasty, including being diagnosed with cancer at a very young age. That's the situation facing Stephanie from New York City. Love her bravery and fight. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or revie ...…
 
The struggle to pay for college is one of the defining features of middle-class life in America today. At kitchen tables all across the country, parents agonize over whether to burden their children with loans or to sacrifice their own financial security by taking out a second mortgage or draining their retirement savings. Indebted: How Familie ...…
 
Paid off over 100k in student loans? Check. Paid off the mortgage? Check. Saving a ton of money for retirement? Check. That's the gist of the conversation with Donna from Georgia who wanted to run her retirement game plan by us. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these ...…
 
October 1 marked the first day you can apply for college financial aid for the next school year. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, determines grants, loans and work study money for more than 12 million students. I joined CBS This Morning to discuss why even those who don't think they will qualify for aid should still apply ...…
 
The Dough Roller podcast is all about money. How to make it, give it, save it, and spend it in a way that moves us closer to financial freedom. On the latest episode we’re joined by Rob Berger, the man behind the podcast, and author of Retire Before Mom and Dad: The Simple Numbers Behind A Lifetime of Financial Freedom. The concept behind Dough ...…
 
I'm a firm believer when it comes to having the essential estate planning documents in place. But that doesn't mean it's a drama free process. Our chat with Linda is a prime example, and also a prime example of why you need the necessary documents in place. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcas ...…
 
Before the 1960s, American politicians had never paid much attention to economists. But as the post-World War II boom began to sputter, economists gained influence and power. In The Economists' Hour, Binyamin Appelbaum traces the rise of the economists, first in the United States and then around the globe, as their ideas reshaped the modern wor ...…
 
Is grad school worth it? Given the amount of loans that are killing students, I often say no way! But it's not always the case, as you'll hear on the latest call with Trevor from Cleveland. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my content: https://www. ...…
 
Buying a used car can be confusing. Should you shop around a used car lot, or are the online classified ads a better route? With the help of NerdWallet car-buying whiz Philip Reed, that’s the debate Dayana and Sean settle this episode.
 
Are you at risk of being scammed? Our latest guest is former con artist and bestselling author of Catch Me If You Can, Frank Abagnale, and he’s here to show you how to stop scammers in their tracks. Maybe you're wondering how to make the scam phone calls stop. Perhaps someone has stolen your credit card number. Or you've been a victim of identi ...…
 
Federal Reserve Bank leaders, working to prevent an economic slowdown, began two days of meetings on Tuesday. Economists predict they will announce an interest rate cut of 25 basis points, or a quarter of a percent. It would be the second cut this year. I joined CBS This Morning to discuss how this could affect your bottom line. Have a money qu ...…
 
Is there such a thing as owning too much company stock? And if so, what's the magic number? That's the question from Jennifer in Michigan. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my content: https://www.jillonmoney.com/ https://twitter.com/jillonmoney ht ...…
 
Best-selling author Chris Guillebeau is back on the show to talk about his most recent book, 100 Side Hustles: Unexpected Ideas for Making Extra Money Without Quitting Your Day Job. In his latest book, Guillebeau features 100 stories of regular people launching successful side businesses that almost anyone can do. This unique guide features the ...…
 
You've got some extra money in the bank so what should you do with it? Pay down the student loans? Pay down the mortgage? Or invest it in a brokerage account? That's the scenario with Mike from Illinois on the latest bonus call. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these ...…
 
Sure, you got a high credit score — but how can you make the most of it? Sean and Dayana talk with NerdWallet all-star Liz Weston to see how you could use your high credit score to save thousands of dollars.
 
Quit Like a Millionaire: No Gimmicks, Luck, or Trust Fund Required, is a no-nonsense free guide to growing your wealth, retiring early, and living life on your own terms. Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung retired with a million dollars in their early 30s, and did it without hitting a home run on the stock market, starting the next Snapchat in a garag ...…
 
A 15 or 30 year mortgage? That's the question facing Ilana and her husband as she says 15 and he says 30. Who's leaning in the right direction? Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my content: https://www.jillonmoney.com/ https://twitter.com/jillonmon ...…
 
What happens if you’re not totally happy with your career? You have that never ending feeling that there “has to be something out there that’s better.” Is there hope that you can find meaningful and fulfilling work that also pays you well? Today’s guest, Scott Anthony Barlow, is here to tell you that it not only exists, but there’s a better way ...…
 
Great chat on the latest call with Rose from North Carolina who's wondering if she and her husband should be using a robo-advisor or are they okay managing their finances on their own? Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my content: https://www.jillo ...…
 
Whether you've attended FinCon before or if this year is your first time, you won't want to miss this episode with Philip Taylor. FinCon's founder shares details on what's new for #FinCon19, including new speakers, scheduling formats, education tracks, and so much more. After this episode, you'll be counting down the days to #FinCon19. Plus, Jo ...…
 
Every ambitious professional is trying to navigate a perilous global economy to do work that is lucrative and satisfying, but some find success while others struggle to get by. In an era of remarkable economic change, how should you navigate your career to increase your chances of landing not only on your feet, but ahead of those around you? In ...…
 
It seems like this year has been all about the FIRE movement: Financial Independence, Retire Early. But the more I hear about it, the more I realize that it's not so much about retiring early as it is about having options down the road. That's the case this week with Stacy from Indiana who is socking away a ton of money in order to have options ...…
 
Refinancing student loans might save you money — if you’re a good candidate. But that’s not the only way to help manage your student debt. In this episode Dayana and Sean get to the bottom of when student loan refinancing is a good idea, so you can see if it’s right for you.
 
J. from the FIRE Drill podcast drops by to share everything that podcasters need to know about FinCon, from networking and landing guests to recording live and making connections with brands. Plus, you'll hear an insightful conversation about podcasting that PT recorded at Podcast Movement with Dustin Heiner of Master Passive Income. Link to sh ...…
 
Americans saw a big chunk of their stock market savings disappear on Wednesday over fears of an economic recession. During a week like this, what should you be doing? What shouldn't you be doing? That's what this quick episode is all about. Keep calm and carry on! Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple ...…
 
As your parents age, you may find that you want or need to broach the often-difficult subject of finances. In Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations with Your Parents About Their Finances, personal finance journalist Cameron Huddleston lays out the best ways to approach this issue, along with a wealth of financial and ...…
 
Today we're talking to Jed from South Dakota who is new to the investing world and trying to figure out how to make up for lost time. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my content: https://www.jillonmoney.com/ https://twitter.com/jillonmoney https:/ ...…
 
You've picked up the Pro Influencer Pass for FinCon, and now you want to make the most of it. FinCon ProNetworking Coordinator Andrea Amir is here to let you know how to get the most out of it, including the ins and outs of ProNetworking and how to connect with brands on-site and before the event. Plus, a bonus segment with Claudia Pennington a ...…
 
The trade battle between the U.S. and China rocked stock markets around the world earlier in the week. Major indexes lost nearly 3% or more and the Treasury Department is now labeling China as a currency manipulator. I joined CBS This Morning with more on what that means for your money. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a ra ...…
 
Keeping the economy strong will require addressing two distinct but related problems. Steadily rising federal debt makes it harder to grow our economy, boost our living standards, respond to wars or recessions, address social needs, and maintain our role as a global leader. At the same time, we have let critical investments lag and left many pe ...…
 
Great conversation on this episode with Jenny from Washington state who is wondering if she and her husband should be putting aside any college money for their baby son. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my content: https://www.jillonmoney.com/ htt ...…
 
FinCon isn't your average money conference, and that's a good thing! Katie Brewer joins the Money & Media Podcast to share the different ways that financial advisors, planners, and coaches can make this FinCon their best conference yet. Whether you want to know how to plan for the event (including the dress code!) or you're looking for ideas on ...…
 
Having Type 1 diabetes can be expensive. Just ask Paloma Kemak, aka Glitter Glucose on Instagram, who pays over $1,000 a month for her insulin. Dayana and Sean talk with her about her experience living with diabetes and offer tips to help manage the costs.
 
The cost of borrowing is coming down. For the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates. The central bank lowered the benchmark federal funds rate by a quarter percentage point Wednesday. The decision could make it easier for consumers to borrow money, on everything from credit cards to car loans. I join ...…
 
Our latest guest, Michael Ventura, entrepreneur and CEO of award-winning strategy and design practice Sub Rosa, shares how empathy, the ability to see the world through someone else’s eyes, could be what your business needs to innovate, connect, and grow. Having built his career working with iconic brands and institutions such as General Electr ...…
 
If you're saving for retirement, establishing an emergency reserve, and trying to pay off student loans, what should the priority be? Should you be doing all three at once? That's what Ryan from Philadelphia wanted to know. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these place ...…
 
FinCon can mean serious business for brands, and it can also be a lot of fun. Jessica Bufkin, FinCon Director of Events, shares strategies on how to make the most of your time at FinCon as a brand. Whether it's taking advantage of the mixer and FinCon Central or it's devising a plan to connect with new clients, these action steps will make this ...…
 
After a huge data breach in 2017, credit monitoring agency Equifax agreed to pay out $700 million, up to $425 million of which would establish a fund to compensate consumers. About 147 million people, nearly half of the country’s population, had their personal and financial information exposed. Equifax admits “no wrongdoing,” and a federal cour ...…
 
This week on the show we’re taking you to credit score boot camp with credit guru Gerri Detweiler. Helping consumers find reliable answers to their credit questions has been the theme of Detweiler’s work for the past 20+ years. Currently Head of Market Education for Nav, she helps individuals and business owners navigate the confusing world of ...…
 
It's the million dollar question: How on earth are we going to pay for college? That's the dilemma facing Camelia in Colorado as her son prepares to leave for school in August. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for all my content: https://www.jillonmoney.c ...…
 
You can rack up travel credit card points quickly — if you know the right tips. In this episode, Sean and Dayana give you the inside scoop so you can earn points and miles fast to fund a vacation on credit card rewards.
 
It's no secret that #FinCon19 keynote speaker and CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson is a personal finance pro. Surrounded by a sea of other personal finance content creators, Epperson sets herself apart with her ability to share stories in addition to financial acumen. We sat down with her to talk storytelling strategie ...…
 
A recent creditcards.com survey found that a large majority of Americans with debt would not be willing to cut spending on either leisure travel or clothing and shoes by 50%. I joined CBS This Morning to discuss how these choices can impact your credit. Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. ...…
 
Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you’ll never catch up to the people who got a head start. But a closer look at research on the world’s top performers ...…
 
Having options is a good thing, especially when it comes to your investments. That's what prompted Lauren from New York City to reach out. Should she be contributing to her 403(b) or her Roth IRA? Or should she be using a regular brokerage account? Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Conne ...…
 
Our personal finance conference isn't just about learning. In fact, a goal of FinCon is to help people create better content, reach more people, and monetize their endeavors. For this episode of the Money & Media Podcast, Philip Taylor, FinCon's founder, shares various methods you can use to make FinCon profitable for you and your brand. By the ...…
 
In this week's Eye On Money, the focus is on the growing number of student loan scams. As many families deal with college financing this summer, the Better Business Bureau reports an increase in fraudulent texts, emails and voicemails about loans. I joined CBS This Morning with what families need to know to avoid these scams. Have a money quest ...…
 
Our latest guest, Belinda Luscombe, would rather have had her eyes put out than read a book about marriage; they all seemed full of advice that was obvious, useless, or bad. Plus they were boring. But after covering the relationship beat for Time magazine for ten years, she realized there was a surprisingly upbeat and little-known story to tell ...…
 
Yet another call from a listener who's being pitched an insurance product as an additional tool for retirement. This time it's Avi in California asking about a LIRP, a life insurance retirement plan. Does he need it? Have a money question? Email me here. Please leave us a rating or review in Apple Podcasts. Connect with me at these places for a ...…
 
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