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Mic shows you how to save money, get wealthy, and hack your financial life in this series hosted by Chris Duffy and Antonia Cereijido. Every week, our team brings you financial news you can use, industry insights, and simple explainers on how current events are affecting your wallet. Tune in every other Wednesday – available anywhere you get your podcasts.

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Mic shows you how to save money, get wealthy, and hack your financial life in this series hosted by Chris Duffy and Antonia Cereijido. Every week, our team brings you financial news you can use, industry insights, and simple explainers on how current events are affecting your wallet. Tune in every other Wednesday – available anywhere you get your podcasts.

    Career Change: Tips for When You Leave and How to Find What's Next

    Career Change: Tips for When You Leave and How to Find What's Next

    For this FINAL Payoff episode we’re talking career changes: whether you lost your job or you decided to leave, everyone could use help navigating this troubling time. First up, our hosts go through the four crucial steps that everyone should take just after leaving a job. And then in the second half, we talk with career guru Caroline Ghosn, who herself went from a job in the world of management consulting to start Levo, a career network specifically designed to help young people navigate the workforce and their careers.
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    • 31 min
    Leisure Time: Vacation Makes You Richer & Saving on Going Out

    Leisure Time: Vacation Makes You Richer & Saving on Going Out

    Time to change it up — enough with WORK. What about PLAY? Taking a break and relaxing can be challenging because it costs money AND you have to take time off — not to mention planning a trip or even just a night out involves so many decisions! In this episode we’ll explain why taking vacation days can actually make you richer, and give you tips on how to have fun on the cheap from a serious expert: Jennifer Picht, the Things To Do editor for legendary leisure and travel magazine Time Out New York.
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    • 26 min
    Self-Care: Healthy Food Hacks & A Guide for Wellness on the Cheap

    Self-Care: Healthy Food Hacks & A Guide for Wellness on the Cheap

    This week we help you get healthy without spending your whole paycheck. First up are simple tricks from Mic's Payoff reporters to avoid paying too much for healthy food at the grocery store, and THEN we talk to wellness expert, cookbook author, private chef and food personality Phoebe Lapine, whose new book, The Wellness Project, chronicles her journey with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and how she finally found the middle ground between health and hedonism by making one lifestyle change, one month at a time.
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    • 32 min
    Financial Security: What To Do About Equifax & Can Companies Protect Our Money Online?

    Financial Security: What To Do About Equifax & Can Companies Protect Our Money Online?

    Protecting your financial identity is always important, but never more so than right now! We tell you what to do in the wake of the massive data breach at credit bureau Equifax (first step: go to http://equifaxsecurity2017.com right now to see if you were affected). THEN we talk to cybersecurity expert Matthew Pascucci about why these kinds of breaches seem to keep happening, and what YOU can do to protect yourself. You can find more info from Matthew on his blog at http://frontlinesentinel.com.
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    • 35 min
    Giving Back: Deciding to Donate & Choosing the Right Charity

    Giving Back: Deciding to Donate & Choosing the Right Charity

    We’re changing gears on this episode: Instead of talking about how to GET more money, we’re focusing on giving it away. With the recent disasters across the U.S., a lot of us are wondering how to best help those affected, and donating money to a charitable organization often seems like the most direct way to chip in. But is that actually true? First up, Antonia and Chris debate the value of charity overall, and then they talk to an expert in navigating the world of charitable giving: Michael Thatcher, CEO of Charity Navigator, which bills itself as America’s leading charity rating service.
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    • 32 min
    Credit Cards: Overcoming Fear & Finding the Right Card for You

    Credit Cards: Overcoming Fear & Finding the Right Card for You

    You may think of credit cards as dangerous and something that should generally be avoided, but they can be a super helpful financial tool when used smartly and in moderation. On this episode we’ve got a pair of experts to help us do just that: first up, fan-favorite Erin Lowry, better known as The Broke Millennial! Then, in our second segment, we call up an expert in the art of finding the RIGHT credit card: Matt Schultz, head analyst for CreditCards.com.
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    • 37 min

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