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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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NMLS Consumer Access: http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/

    The holiday shopping episode

    The holiday shopping episode

    How are you planning to shop this holiday season?

    According to our shopping Nerds, we’ll shop differently, but we’ll still shop. Many stores will be closed on Thanksgiving, but the Black Friday deals have already begun. Here's how to find the best deals. 

    You know you have money questions — so send them to 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 episode.

    • 27 min
    Holiday travel and giving money advice to family

    Holiday travel and giving money advice to family

    The two things we should rethink this holiday season are travel and offering financial advice to family members. Either should be done cautiously, if at all.

    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.

    • 26 min
    Open Enrollment and HSA vs. FSA

    Open Enrollment and HSA vs. FSA

    Picking health insurance is a pain, but the right choice can save you serious cash. Also, a health savings account can be a great option if you can handle a high deductible health insurance plan, but it’s not for everyone. A traditional plan with a flexible savings account could be a better fit.

    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.

    • 19 min
    Finding financial stability and protecting yourself from ID theft

    Finding financial stability and protecting yourself from ID theft

    With the election, the pandemic and everything else that's happened in 2020, finding stability can be a challenge. Sean and Liz discuss how to make your money a source of security right now. Then, they answer a listener's money question about how to protect yourself from identity theft. 

    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.

    • 26 min
    Beating burnout and the best college savings plans

    Beating burnout and the best college savings plans

    Feel like you working longer and more draining hours during the pandemic? You're not alone. Liz and Sean share their tips to beat burnout.

    Then they answer a listener's question about how to choose the best college savings plan for their child with the help of Kim Palmer. 

    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.

    • 27 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.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

beetlebabe666 ,

Informative, succinct, love it!

A super helpful podcast that I am so happy exists!! Thanks Sean and Liz!

Anthony Lira ,

If The Best Class in High School Existed...

This podcast is amazing. Tells me everything I wish I would’ve known and learned throughout school. Thank you, guys!

aybenditomijo ,

Enough with the credit card points!

You guys have so many repeated pods about credit card travel points, is boring.

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