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Money Confidential, a new podcast from Real Simple, explores the many aspects of money: making it, saving it, investing it, giving it, spending it and—sometimes, hardest of all—talking about it. Each week, Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez, a nationally recognized money expert, delves into your (confidential) money problems and delivers smart, practical, and completely doable solutions that will help you work toward your ultimate financial goals. She cuts through the confusion of investing beyond your 401(k), eases the overwhelming pressure of paying off student debt while saving for the future, and even tackles the stress that comes with mixing money and relationships (Is it really OK to keep money secrets from your partner?!). This is the place to come for real talk about money—and real solutions that actually work.

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    • 4.7 • 194 Ratings

Money Confidential, a new podcast from Real Simple, explores the many aspects of money: making it, saving it, investing it, giving it, spending it and—sometimes, hardest of all—talking about it. Each week, Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez, a nationally recognized money expert, delves into your (confidential) money problems and delivers smart, practical, and completely doable solutions that will help you work toward your ultimate financial goals. She cuts through the confusion of investing beyond your 401(k), eases the overwhelming pressure of paying off student debt while saving for the future, and even tackles the stress that comes with mixing money and relationships (Is it really OK to keep money secrets from your partner?!). This is the place to come for real talk about money—and real solutions that actually work.

    Encore: The #1 Thing You Should Ask Yourself Before You Buy a Home

    Encore: The #1 Thing You Should Ask Yourself Before You Buy a Home

    This week we meet a 38-year-old father based in Queens, New York, who has spent tens of thousands of dollars on home repairs and renovations over the past two years. Frustrated by all the time and money he’s spent on a place that isn’t his family’s forever home, our listener asks: Should we sell and move elsewhere, even though we’ve only lived in our place for two years? Host Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez turns to full-time real estate investor, J Scott, for answers.

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    • 34 min
    Encore: How Can I Afford to Buy a House as a Single Person?

    Encore: How Can I Afford to Buy a House as a Single Person?

    Buying your first home is already a major money milestone—but having to do it on your own in an uncertain housing market can make it feel even more overwhelming. In this episode, host Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez interviews real estate expert and mortgage lender Nicole Rueth about how to navigate the home-buying process as a single person - including the options and alternatives available to single buyers who fear being priced out of this hot housing market.

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    Money Confidential is produced by:
    Stefanie O'Connell Rodriguez
    Mickey O'Connor - Senior Editorial Director, Real Simple
    Lottie Leymarie - Executive Producer
    Jenny Snyder - Audio Producer
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    • 28 min
    Encore: How to Buy a House – Without Regretting It

    Encore: How to Buy a House – Without Regretting It

    This week we’re revisiting conversations we’ve had with four past expert guests about the most common things people overlook when purchasing a home, as well as all the hidden costs of homeownership – to help you prepare for one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make - buying a home.

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    • 27 min
    Encore: I Want to Buy a Home. Will Home Prices Ever Return to Normal?

    Encore: I Want to Buy a Home. Will Home Prices Ever Return to Normal?

    Real estate prices are extremely high, and now mortgage rates are also rising. Has first-time homeownership ever felt more out of reach? On this week’s episode, host Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez talks to Dr. Daryl Fairweather, chief economist at real estate brokerage Redfin, about what today’s housing market means for prospective buyers, plus whether it makes more sense to buy or rent right now.
    For more info visit realsimple.com/moneyconfidentialpodcast

    Money Confidential is produced by:
    Stefanie O'Connell Rodriguez
    Mickey O'Connor - Senior Editorial Director, Real Simple
    Lottie Leymarie - Executive Producer
    Jenny Snyder - Audio Producer
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    • 30 min
    Encore: Is Now a Good Time to Buy a New Home?

    Encore: Is Now a Good Time to Buy a New Home?

    Is it possible to take on major financial responsibilities such as buying a new home while you’re still paying down debt? Is now even a good time to buy a home? This week’s guest, a 39-year-old aspiring homeowner living in Iowa City, Iowa, is struggling with whether t homeownership is right for her because of these questions and more. For advice, host Stefanie O’Connell Rodrgiuez turns to author Mindy Jensen, who is also the host of The Bigger Pockets money podcast and a licensed real estate agent.

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    • 30 min
    Encore: The Stock Market Keeps Dropping. Should I Change How I’m Investing?

    Encore: The Stock Market Keeps Dropping. Should I Change How I’m Investing?

    Is now really a good time to be investing? With prices going up and the stock market falling, how should you adjust your financial plans and investing strategy? Stefanie sits down with Katie Gatti Tassin, host of the Money with Katie podcast, to find out.

    For more info visit realsimple.com/moneyconfidentialpodcast

    Money Confidential is produced by:
    Stefanie O'Connell Rodriguez
    Mickey O'Connor - Senior Editorial Director, Real Simple
    Lottie Leymarie - Executive Producer
    Jenny Snyder - Audio Producer
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 Ratings

Kind Consumer ,

Love Stefanie

I found Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez through her other media accounts and truly enjoy her presentation. A great place to start with confidence on the most basic questions on personal finance.

Chelsea G ,

My Favorite Money Podcast

I love that a variety of voices and perspectives are shared. I think that the issues addressed are varied and relatable and the advice is actually practical and usable. On so many money podcasts the host and guests can seem holier than thou but Stefanie is non-judgmental and relatable.

01AnnieCat01 ,

Love the content, dislike the “Encore” episodes

I like this show a lot, but wonder why old content gets recycled as an “Encore” so often? I wish only new content would come up in my feed - if I want to find a old episode again, I can simply search for it.

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