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Being in control of your money leads to great things. From dealing with debt or student loans, to how to buy a house, NPR wants to help. Subscribe to get episodes from Life Kit on money and personal finance.

    How To Make Ethical Investing Work For You

    How To Make Ethical Investing Work For You

    Money talks, but how do you make sure your money is sending the right message? Ethical investing isn't magic, but it's one way to try and put your money where your morals are. Here's what you need to know before you get started.

    • 16 min
    How to curb money avoidance and face financial woes head-on

    How to curb money avoidance and face financial woes head-on

    If you wince every time you open up your credit card app or feel stressed just thinking about personal finances, here's how to curb money avoidance and train your brain to face your money woes head-on.

    • 16 min
    How to give thoughtful holiday gifts on a budget

    How to give thoughtful holiday gifts on a budget

    Holiday gift exchanges can feel like a burden, especially if you're shopping on a budget. Here are tips from a shopping expert on how to give more thoughtful presents — without breaking the bank. (This episode originally aired in December 2020.)

    • 17 min
    How to shop for sustainable holiday gifts

    How to shop for sustainable holiday gifts

    It's time for holiday shopping — except this year, some consumers are making the deliberate choice to buy less to protect our environment. In this episode, writer Annaliese Griffin shares tips on online thrift shopping and giving meaningful secondhand gifts.

    • 11 min
    How to talk money with friends, from planning a hangout to splitting the bill

    How to talk money with friends, from planning a hangout to splitting the bill

    Even among the closest of friends, conversations about money and privilege can be awkward. In this episode from Life Kit and The Cut, author Otegha Uwagba discusses how we can break that ice — before it's time to split the check.

    • 16 min
    How to start a budget. (And why you might actually enjoy it)

    How to start a budget. (And why you might actually enjoy it)

    Whether you're paying down credit cards or saving for daily necessities, the best place to start is with a budget. Some simple tools can help. (This episode first ran in November 2019.)

    • 20 min

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