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NerdWallet's Smart Money Podcast

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At the Smart Money podcast, NerdWallet's in-house writers answer your real-world money questions. Our Nerds are your guides so you can get smart, then get back to doing you. NerdWallet Compare, Inc. NMLS ID# 1617539 NMLS Consumer Access:

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Finding a New Job and Rent vs Buy in a New City

Oct 11 • 27:29

More people are leaving their jobs, but it’s important to set yourself up for success when looking for your next gig. To start this episode, Sean and Liz discuss how to put yourself in the best position to land your next job....

Nerdy Deep Dives: Investing, Part 3

Oct 7 • 14:22

What’s your risk tolerance? Investing always carries the risk of loss — but can also build your wealth. How you choose to invest may mean the difference between high-risk investments with low returns or lower-risk investments that have greater returns...

Haggling Tips and What's Driving Volatile Car Valuation

Oct 4 • 26:27

Negotiating can save you money and help you earn more over the course of your career. To start off this episode, Sean Pyles and Liz Weston give their favorite tips for haggling, whether you're shopping for a mortgage, negotiating a salary or shopping online. ...

Nerdy Deep Dives: Investing, Part 2

Sep 30 • 20:23

You’ve heard of stocks, bonds and mutual funds. But do you know how to use them to build wealth? In the second episode of our three-part deep dive into investing, hosts Sean Pyles and Alana Benson discuss each of these investment vehicles and help you understand their pros and cons....

5 Financial Tasks for Fall and Kid Debit Cards

Sep 27 • 26:31

With fall officially here, how ready are you feeling for the final quarter of the year? Sean and Liz give you five financial tasks to take on this fall, including checking in on your money goals for the year and how to optimize your retirement savings. ...

Nerdy Deep Dives: Investing, Part 1

Sep 23 • 20:00

You know you should start investing, but do you know the best way to get started? In the first episode of a three-part deep dive into investing, hosts Sean Pyles and Alana Benson explore how to get into the investing mindset, do a bit of myth-busting around investing and discuss how to actually get started....

DIY Investing and Lightning Round Money Questions, Part 2

Sep 20 • 24:42

DIY investing has had a splashy year, but it might not be right for everyone. To start this episode, Sean Pyles and Liz Weston talk about DIY investing — what it is, how it works and potential risks....

Lifestyle Creep and Booking Cheap Travel

Sep 13 • 32:11

Lifestyle creep — where your growing expenses outpace salary increases — can deflate your budget and prevent you from building wealth. To start this episode, Nerds Sean Pyles and Sara Rathner talk about how to determine if you’re succumbing to lifestyle creep and how to be more intentional about your money while still enjoying the finer things in life. ...

Redlining and the Credit Impact of Paying Off a Car Loan

Sep 6 • 23:18

On this episode, Sean Pyles talks with mortgage writer Linda Bell about the legacy of redlining and the racial wealth gap. Then, Liz Weston and Sean answer a listener's question about whether to pay off a car loan early — and the potential impact on their credit. ...

Delta Spending Habits and Marriage vs Mortgage

Aug 30 • 27:42

How has the delta variant of the coronavirus changed how you’re managing your money? To start this episode, Sean Pyles and Sara Rathner talk about how they’re adapting to the latest chapter of the pandemic and what you can do to increase your financial resiliency. ...

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