Anyone who tells you women don’t need financial advice specifically for them is wrong. Women, whether they’re the caretakers, the breadwinners, or both, face a unique set of financial challenges. That’s where HerMoney comes in. In her frank, often funny, but always compassionate way, Jean Chatzky takes every audience of women through the steps they need to take today to live comfortably (and worry-free) tomorrow, offering the latest research, expert tips and personal advice.
Bonus Mailbag: Financial Advisor 101
We answer all your questions about how to find an advisor, minimums required to work with an advisor, how often you should meet with your advisor, how to "break up" with an advisor, and so much more. We do it all with the help of Pam Krueger, Founder and CEO of Wealthramp. If you have questions for us for an upcoming episode, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Student Loan Strategies
We take a deep dive into student loans, the FAFSA, and the best borrowing strategies. We all have a unique financial situation, and where our kids decide to go to school, and what they decide to study has everything to do with the price tag of their education and their ability to pay down their debt. Thankfully, there are options for everyone, and Christine Roberts, Head of Student Lending at Citizens Bank, helps us break them all down. (Yes, we tackle the all-important “save, spend, or borrow” question!) In Mailbag, we dive into saving for our kids + our own retirement.
Investing For Short-Term And Long-Term Goals
What does it mean to invest for the financial goals that we have outside of retirement, and how (and where) can we do more of it? Lorna Kapusta, Head of Women Investors at Fidelity, helps guide us through our questions about the money we'll need in 5, 10 or 15 years time. (Hint: There is a real opportunity cost to not investing.) In Mailbag, Jean advises a listener who is selling her home, and a woman who is wondering if she should have asked for a larger raise. In Thrive, the phrases you should avoid saying in a job interview, and what to say instead.
Bonus Mailbag: Saving For College
We're taking a deep dive into all things college + education costs, answering listener questions. (Got a question for us? Email us at email@example.com!) We sit down with Rita Assaf, squad leader for Retirement and College Leadership at Fidelity Investments, to help us tackle all your questions. Jean and Rita discuss: Paying for college while you're in college, making up for lost time if you haven’t been able to save, how to help cover college costs for a niece and nephew, and more.
How To Retire Happy
What really makes us happy when it comes to our money? We often talk about the numbers, but what about the joy? Wes Moss, author of What the Happiest Retirees Know, shares what the happiest retirees in the world have in common, and how we can all walk a more joyful path as we age. In Mailbag, we discuss starting to save for retirement in your 40s, and the best resources for young women just starting their financial lives (Hint: Our new HerMoney book, How To Money, is the perfect place to start!) And in Thrive, what to do if you know you’re going to miss a credit card payment.
Bonus Mailbag: Your IRA Questions, Answered
We dive into all your questions on whether you can be “too IRA focused,” what the truth about backdoor Roths really is, and whether or not you need a “Super Roth.” We also talk about saving in a SEP IRA when you have a full-time job + a side gig, and rolling a 401(k) into an IRA, all with the help of Ed Slott, CPA and author of: The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb. (You may have heard him on Episode 265: IRAs: Everything You Need To Know, and on Bonus Mailbag 26: The Ultimate Guide To IRAs.) If you have questions for an upcoming episode, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!