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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 about personal finance, then get back to doing you.
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    • 4.5 • 302 Ratings

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 about personal finance, then get back to doing you.
NerdWallet Compare, Inc. NMLS ID# 1617539 NMLS Consumer Access: http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/

    Queer Money Talk

    Queer Money Talk

    LGBTQ+ people face a number of unique personal finance challenges, including higher rates of poverty and a wage gap. As a wave of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation is enacted across the country, how can members of this community protect their money to strengthen their personal resilience? 
    This episode Sean and Liz talk with David Auten and John Schneider, also known as the Debt Free Guys and hosts of the Queer Money Podcast, about how LGBTQ+ people can improve their personal finances while following their morals. David and John also talk about their experience paying off credit card debt.
    To send the Nerds your money questions, call or text the Nerd hotline at 901-730-6373 or email podcast@nerdwallet.com.
    Like what you hear? Please leave us a review and tell a friend.

    • 30 min
    Small Business Inflation, and Sign-Up Bonuses

    Small Business Inflation, and Sign-Up Bonuses

    Inflation is hitting everyone’s budgets — including those of small-business owners. To kick off this episode, Sean and Liz talk about how inflation is impacting small businesses, and how you can still shop local as prices climb.
    Then they answer a listener’s question about the smart way to earn sign-up bonuses while protecting your credit score.
    Also, we’re running a short, two-question survey. Please share your feedback to help us improve the show for you.
    To send the Nerds your money questions, call or text the Nerd hotline at 901-730-6373 or email podcast@nerdwallet.com.
    Timestamps:
    This Week in Your Money segment: 0:00 - 10:33 
    Money Question segment: 10:34 - 28:03 
    Like what you hear? Please leave us a review and tell a friend.

    • 28 min
    Taking On the Racial Wealth Gap

    Taking On the Racial Wealth Gap

    The racial wealth gap was created and reinforced over centuries. Can it be solved in our lifetime? In this episode, Sean and Liz talk with journalist Kimberly Atkins Stohr about her series for The Emancipator about solving the racial wealth gap.  
    To send the Nerds your money questions, call or text the Nerd hotline at 901-730-6373 or email podcast@nerdwallet.com.
    Like what you hear? Please leave us a review and tell a friend.

    • 24 min
    What's Up With Eggs, and Home Improvement Projects

    What's Up With Eggs, and Home Improvement Projects

    Eggs — why are they so expensive right now, and what can you do about it? To start this episode, Sean and Liz crack open the factors driving up egg prices at the moment. They also share their tips for making groceries more affordable at the moment, including whether you should start your own chicken coop. 
    Then they talk about how to approach home improvement season in 2022. Materials and contractors can be expensive and hard to come by, so you might need to get creative to accomplish your goals. 
    Also, we are running a short, two-question survey. Please share your feedback to help us improve the show for you.
    To send the Nerds your money questions, call or text the Nerd hotline at 901-730-6373 or email podcast@nerdwallet.com.
    Timestamps:
    This Week in Your Money segment: 0:00 - 9:55 
    Home Improvement Season segment: 9:56 - 29:37 
    Like what you hear? Please leave us a review and tell a friend.

    • 29 min
    Nerdy Deep Dive: How to Reduce Child Care Costs

    Nerdy Deep Dive: How to Reduce Child Care Costs

    Child care can be a strain on many families’ budgets — but there are opportunities for you to minimize the cost. 
    In Part 2 of this Nerdy deep dive, we talk with two of our own Nerds to highlight existing financial resources for parents at the federal and state level. We also discuss personal finance strategies that can help parents think long term, even if money is tight at the moment.  
    To send the Nerds your money questions, call or text the Nerd hotline at 901-730-6373 or email podcast@nerdwallet.com.
    Like what you hear? Please leave us a review and tell a friend.

    • 24 min
    Recession Prep, and Lightning Round Money Questions

    Recession Prep, and Lightning Round Money Questions

    A recession is (maybe) imminent. To start off this episode, Sean and Liz talk about how to prepare for a recession, including how to think about investing.
    Then they answer a number of your questions in a lightning round. This time they talk about how to grow money, buying cars and travel credit cards.
    Also, we are running a short, two-question survey. Please share your feedback to help us improve the show for you.
    To send the Nerds your money questions, call or text the Nerd hotline at 901-730-6373 or email podcast@nerdwallet.com.
    Timestamps:
    This Week in Your Money segment: 0:00 - 9:32 
    Money Question segment: 9:33 - 30:40
    Like what you hear? Please leave us a review and tell a friend.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
302 Ratings

302 Ratings

Cedmoo ,

Something for everyone

Love, love, love this show. The length is just right- long enough to cover a topic and short enough not to drag. The camaraderie of the hosts is lovely as is the fact that this is a judgement -free zone.

Ramosa1098775 ,

Not Detailed Enough or inaccurate Info

The speakers seem to be too inexperienced to discuss these topics. I have listened to a few episodes and most of them are too general or contain a lot of common sense advice so it is not helpful to a professional with general financial understanding. They spend a lot of time on disclaimers to not offend people or have them feel left out. I am listening to the child care episode and I just flat out disagree with a lot of information. They say that a one household wage is impossible for Families and was a dream for a specific period of time. They fail to talk about the change to a debt household. Most families are living beyond their means and can’t afford to live on one salary do to budgeting issues. They also fail to talk about the impact war had on pulling women into the workforce and the fact that it was hard for women to go back to the home when a number of women found new satisfaction and purpose in work outside the home. The episode left the listener to broad inaccurate information and no solutions. They didn’t even touch on how to weigh cost and balances of childcare or how to budget for it. It was just a complain session with general information similar to most episodes.

mr Danno ,

Universally helpful

This is one podcast I literally believe EVERYONE should listen to. Fairly quick episodes with straightforward explanations and actionable modern insight on tech, privacy, and finance. Very well balanced.

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