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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.


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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.


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    Big Purchases and Overcoming Money Guilt

    Big Purchases and Overcoming Money Guilt

    On this episode, Liz starts off by talking with credit card Nerd Sara Rathner about how to manage a big expense on a credit card — including how to earn the most points and avoid paying interest. Then Sean joins Liz to answer a listener’s question about overcoming money guilt.

    Also, please take a few seconds to fill out our two-question survey: http://bit.ly/nerdwallet-podcast-survey

    To send the Nerds your money questions, call or text the NerdHotline at 901-730-6373 or email podcast@nerdwallet.c

    • 31 min
    Free Health Insurance and Finding Scholarships

    Free Health Insurance and Finding Scholarships

    Sean and Liz break down how to find out if you’re eligible for free or lower-cost health insurance under the American Rescue Plan. Then they answer a listener’s question about how to find scholarships and make higher education more affordable.

    Also, please take a few seconds to fill out our two-question survey: http://bit.ly/nerdwallet-podcast-survey

    To send the Nerds your money questions, call or text the NerdHotline at 901-730-6373 or email podcast@nerdwallet.com.

    • 23 min
    Pet Scams and Buying Different Home Types

    Pet Scams and Buying Different Home Types

    If you’re in the market for a new pet, scammers may have you in their sights. Sean and Liz talk about avoiding common pet scams. Then they answer a couple of listener questions about buying different home types, including new homes, existing homes, condos and more.

    Also, please take a few seconds to fill out our super-quick survey at http://bit.ly/nerdwallet-podcast-survey.

    To send the Nerds your money questions, call or text the NerdHotline at 901-730-6373 or email podcast@nerdwallet.com.

    • 23 min
    Air Travel and Collections Accounts on Credit Reports

    Air Travel and Collections Accounts on Credit Reports

    More travelers are taking to the sky as vaccines roll out. Sean and Liz discuss how to find affordable flights as ticket prices climb. Then they answer a listener’s question about how long a collections account stays on your credit report — and how to mitigate any damage to your credit score.

    Want the Nerds to answer your money question? Email podcast@nerdwallet.com or call or text the NerdHotline at 901-730-6373. And visit www.nerdwallet.com/podcast for more info on this episode.

    • 15 min
    Cannabis Investing and Too Much Cash

    Cannabis Investing and Too Much Cash

    Cannabis investing — specifically in ETFs — might seem like a savvy move to break into a budding industry. But there are unique risks to investing in cannabis. Sean and Liz discuss the pros and cons with investing Nerd Chris Davis. Then they answer a listener’s money question about whether you can have too much cash in your accounts.

    To contact the Nerds, email podcast@nerdwallet.com or call or text the NerdHotline at 901-730-6373. And visit www.nerdwallet.com/podcast for more info on this episo

    • 22 min
    Retiring Early and Finding Lost Money

    Retiring Early and Finding Lost Money

    More Americans are retiring early, but not all of them are doing it the right way. And you may have long-forgotten money waiting to be claimed — here's how to find it. 

    To have your money question answered on a future episode, email podcast@nerdwallet.com or call or text the NerdHotline at 901-730-6373. And visit www.nerdwallet.com/podcast for more info on this episode.

    • 25 min

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