NerdWallet's SmartMoney Podcast

NerdWallet's SmartMoney Podcast

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.... Show More

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October 7, 2019 11 min

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.

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September 23, 2019 14 min

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.

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September 9, 2019 13 min

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.

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August 19, 2019 13 min

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.

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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.

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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.

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Here’s how to know if you’re saving enough for retirement — and what to do if you’re behind, or haven't even gotten started yet. Dayana and Sean explain easy steps to help you set aside a pot of gold to spend in your golden years.

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Welcome to NerdWallet’s SmartMoney podcast, where we answer your money questions — in 15 minutes or less. Wondering how to start investing? Or which credit card is best for you? Maybe you just need some budget help. Whatever your question, turn to the Nerds!

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November 12, 2018 12 min

Want to make holiday travel a little less hectic? Dayana and Sean get the scoop from NerdWallet’s travel-hacking expert, Joe Cortez, to give you the insider tips to do just that. Learn how to cut lines, make the most of your Priority Pass and more.

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August 16, 2017 15 min

Are companies that offer to reduce or eliminate your debt legit? We hear Selina’s story about what happened with her $60,000 student debt and tell you how to get real help.

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There are a lot of side gigs out there. (Nerds took some for a test drive!) Here’s how to tell which ones are worth it and which are scams.

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August 2, 2017 13 min

We dive into the basics — getting financially ready, finding a good first investment, how to wade in safely and get over the fear of losing money.

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The Debt Free Guys, John Schneider and David Auten, reveal how they paid off over $50,000 in credit card debt, and the need for personal finance education in the LGBTQ community.

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From application, to acceptance, to acquiring and using points, NerdWallet card sharks share tips on finding the right rewards program.

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July 10, 2017 15 min

Wants versus needs. Spending versus saving. You can have it all (even the fun stuff) by following a simple budget to direct your dollars wisely.

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