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Money Girl provides short and friendly personal finance, real estate, and investing tips to help you live a richer life. Whether you're just starting out or are already a savvy investor, Money Girl's advice will point you in the right direction. To download podcast episodes not shown here, visit QuickandDirtyTips.com
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Should you fill your wallet with credit cards or limit the number you have? It all depends on how you use credit and what makes sense for your financial life. Laura explains how to use credit responsibly and determine what number of credit cards is right for you. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/credit/how-many-credit-cards https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT https://twitter.com/LauraAdams
Instead of paying high interest to credit card companies, it's time to whittle down your balances and use the money to build wealth for yourself. Laura answers listener questions and reviews seven ways to pay off credit card debt. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/credit/how-pay-credit-card-debt https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT https://twitter.com/LauraAdams
Becoming self-employed or leaving a job for any reason doesn't mean you can't get affordable health insurance. Laura covers six tips to find a health plan so you and your family get the coverage you need no matter your employment situation. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/insurance/affordable-health-insurance-self-employed https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT https://twitter.com/LauraAdams
Being your own boss can be rewarding, but missing tax deadlines or paying the wrong amount can lead to expensive penalties. Find out what solopreneurs and small businesses need to know about the self-employment (SE) tax and how to stay compliant. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/taxes/what-is-the-self-employment-tax https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT https://twitter.com/LauraAdams
No matter if you're a good saver or you get a cash windfall, it's critical to know how to manage your extra money wisely. Use this three-step plan to prioritize your decisions and shore up your financial security. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/extra-money https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT https://twitter.com/LauraAdams
You can can have money stress and feel anxious about your financial situation, no matter how much you make. Find out the root causes of money stress and 10 strategies to reduce it so you can have a more peaceful life. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/saving-spending/reduce-money-stress https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT https://twitter.com/LauraAdams
If you’re a homeowner, it’s wise to stay alert for opportunities to reduce your mortgage payment by refinancing. Find out what a mortgage refinance is, common reasons to consider one, and five ways to know if it’s a good idea for your situation. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/real-estate/mortgage-refinance https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT https://twitter.com/LauraAdams See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
If you're self-employed with financial hardships due to the pandemic, there are various stimulus benefits that can provide relief. Use these ten options to improve your personal and business finances. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/retirement/covid-19-stimulus-benefits-self-employed https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT https://twitter.com/LauraAdams
Considering a no-interest balance transfer offer? Find out how they work and can make paying off high-interest debt easier. Laura covers the pros and cons of balance transfers and whether moving debt multiple times can help or hurt you. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/credit/transfer-balances-no-interest-credit-cards https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT https://twitter.com/LauraAdams
Not sure what to do with a retirement account from an old employer? Laura covers five options for managing your retirement funds when your job ends. Handling your nest egg the right way is critical for preserving what you've worked so hard to save. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/retirement/managing-accounts-leave-job https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT https://twitter.com/LauraAdams
Laura interviews Howard Dvorkin from Debt.com about the state of debt in the U.S., tips for consumers and small business owners, how to prioritize payments, and ways to understand the difference between good and bad debt so you can eliminate them faster. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/loans/difference-between-good-bad-debt https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT https://twitter.com/LauraAdams
In this excerpt from Laura's new book, Money-Smart Solopreneur: A Personal Finance System for Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and Side-Hustlers, you'll get solid tips to earn more using low-risk business-building strategies. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/business-career/small-business/5-tips-side-business https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT https://twitter.com/LauraAdams
Find out how to make money investing in stocks while limiting your risk—even when you have little experience or money. You’ll learn the pros and cons of stocks and the best ways to own them to build wealth safely. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/investing/investing-stocks-guide https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT https://twitter.com/LauraAdams
If you're struggling with a financial crisis, follow these eight rules to manage money wisely, stretch your resources, and bounce back as quickly as possible. Acting as quickly as possible will help you understand solutions, limit the damage, and feel more hopeful about your future. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/loans/8-rules-financial-hardship https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT https://twitter.com/LauraAdams
Whether schools and colleges open up virtually or in-person in 2020, the cost of education is expensive. Laura explains how to use a 529 savings plan to make your money go further. You'll get tips for choosing the right plan, managing it wisely, and boosting your contributions. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/529-plan-education-expenses https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT https://twitter.com/LauraAdams
Whether leaving a job is cause for tears or celebration, knowing your rights and options for medical benefits is critical. Laura answers questions about how to handle benefits during work transitions and gives tips for getting the most for your money. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/insurance/managing-medical-benefits-leave-start-job https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT https://twitter.com/LauraAdams
Instead of caving to impulse shopping, use these 14 tips and tricks to resist bad spending habits so you can save more money.  Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/saving-spending/stop-impulse-buying https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT https://twitter.com/LauraAdams  
A health savings account (HSA) is a wise way to cut taxes and save for the future. This complete guide will help you start an HSA and use it to your financial advantage. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/taxes/2020-hsa-guide https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT https://twitter.com/LauraAdams
There's never been a more important time to protect your health, life, property, and business. Avoid these seven critical insurance slipups to reduce your financial risk during the pandemic. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/insurance/covid-mistakes https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT https://twitter.com/LauraAdams
Is FOMO (fear of missing out) causing you to take more risks—financial and otherwise—during the pandemic? Laura interviews Patrick McGinnis, who coined the term, about its root causes and wise ways to manage FOMO. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/saving-spending/tips-manage-fomo https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT https://twitter.com/LauraAdams
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J B

hey Laura. great podcast been listening for several years. regarding hardship withdrawals, there were new laws passed in the bipartisan budget act in 2018 that change how these work. you no longer have to stop deferring or exhaust all plan loans prior to seeking a hardship withdrawal. hope this comment gets to you. thanks, Josh.

Aug 15th
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Josh Fogas

this one had travel insurance content. Nothing on selling your home... ?

Apr 10th
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Ajit Nafade

very good tips

Feb 17th
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Olka Olka

Useful podcasts but advertising loans seems odd since the author talks about debt free living.

Jan 22nd
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Ajit Nafade

Excellent tips

Jan 5th
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iTunes User

So useful, and short too! I'm going to learn something

Aug 30th
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iTunes User

Short, sweet, and to the point. This podcast is very useful for quick and dirty tips when you don't have time to listen to an hour long broadcast.

Aug 30th
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iTunes User

These are the kind of tips you'll want to save for future reference.

Aug 30th
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