NerdWallet's Smart Money Podcast

Get smart about your personal finances—with help from the Nerds. From answering your real-world money questions to breaking down the latest personal finance news, NerdWallet’s in-house Nerds will give you the clarity you need to make smart decisions with confidence, avoid throwing money away on common pitfalls and penalties, and ensure your money is always working as hard as you are.

You’ll get pro tips on managing your investments, understanding and using your credit score, and tackling your expenses to uplevel your overall financial health. Weekly financial check-ins with Smart Money can help you spend more time doing what matters, and less time worrying about whether you’re on track to meet your money goals. 

Join hosts Sean Pyles and Liz Weston as they discuss everything personal finance, including:

- Credit cards: credit card rewards, different types of credit cards, credit card annual fees

- Investing and retirement: investment strategies, retirement planning, financial independence, investing in the stock market, money market accounts, financial strategies, mutual funds, short-term bonds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), Roth IRA investing, robo-advisors, retirement savings

- Personal finance: budgeting methods, emergency funds, paying off debt, frugal living, money management tips, wealth accumulation, money habits, cultivating a money growth mindset, debt-free living, financial resources, budgeting apps and browser extensions, avoiding scams, tax bills, financial success and financial stability

- Banking: high-yield saving accounts, online banking, credit unions

- Loans: student loans, home equity loans, HELOC, student loan forgiveness

- Home: mortgage interest rates, homebuying, home improvement projects, homeowners insurance

- Insurance: travel insurance, pet insurance, auto insurance, home insurance

You’ll love NerdWallet’s Smart Money Podcast if you like podcasts like Planet Money, The Personal Finance Podcast, DIY Money, Afford Anything, How to Money, The Ramsey Show, Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin, NPR’s Life Kit: Money, Popcorn Finance, Money Girl, Everyone’s Talkin’ Money, So Money with Farnoosh Tarabi, The Money with Katie Show, All the Hacks with Chris Hutchins, The Stacking Benjamins Show, MoneyWatch with Jill Schlesinger, or Your Money, Your Wealth.

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Buy Now, Pay Later Loans, and Getting Started B...
24 min
Big Purchases, and Overcoming Money Guilt
31 min
Free Health Insurance, and Finding Scholarships
23 min
Pet Scams, and Buying Different Home Types
23 min
Air Travel, and Collections Accounts on Credit ...
15 min
Cannabis Investing, and Too Much Cash
22 min
Retiring Early, and Finding Lost Money
25 min
Pandemic Savings Goals, and Taxes on Inheritance
25 min
Spring Cleaning, and COVID Taxes
23 min
Redlining, and the Credit Impact of Paying Off ...
22 min
Procrastination, and Paying Student Loans vs. I...
23 min
Pandemic Debt, and Moving Costs
29 min
Saving at the Pump, and 401(k) Limits
25 min
Why to File Your Taxes Early, and Tapping Your ...
30 min
Money News You Missed, and the 50/30/20 Budget
23 min
Stock Market Shenanigans, and Talking About Mon...
33 min
Jackpot Windfall, and Extra COVID Cash
23 min
How to Buy a House in 2021
27 min
Buying Crypto, and Dealing with Debt
22 min
New COVID Scams, and Easy Money Moves
25 min
How You Can Achieve Money Goals in 2021
26 min
Spot fake reviews, and see if you're saving too...
We're off for the holiday break, so here's an episode from our archives. Learning how to spot fake online reviews can save you money. Speaking of saving, you shouldn’t avoid retirement accounts from a fear that you won’t be “liquid” enough....
21 min
What our listeners learned from the pandemic
2020 was a year of challenges — and opportunities. In this episode, listeners share the money lessons they learned over the past year, including why savings is more important than ever and the benefits of debt payoff. You know you have money...
24 min
Charitable giving, and using savings to pay stu...
Feeling charitable this holiday season? Use discretion as you choose where to give. Also, Sean and Liz answer a listener's question about whether to use savings to pay off student loans. You know you have money questions — so send them to the Nerds!...
24 min
Pandemic money lessons, and balancing saving fo...
Sean and Liz share what they learned about managing money during the pandemic. Then they answer a listener's money question about how to save for retirement while saving for a down payment on a house.  You know you have money questions — so...
21 min