204 episodes

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/

NerdWallet's Smart Money Podcast NerdWallet

    • Business
    • 4.5 • 331 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/

    How to Find the Humor in Money Management With Joe Saul-Sehy

    How to Find the Humor in Money Management With Joe Saul-Sehy

    Talking about money doesn’t have to be boring. In this episode of our Nerdy Book Club series, NerdWallet writer Kimberly Palmer talks with former financial advisor Joe Saul-Sehy, co-author of “Stacked: Your Super-Serious Guide to Modern Money Management” and co-host of “The Stacking Benjamins Show” podcast, about setting money goals, recovering from big financial mistakes and how to have a good time while figuring out your finances. 
    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.

    • 28 min
    Money News: What the Jobs Report and Recent Layoffs Mean for You

    Money News: What the Jobs Report and Recent Layoffs Mean for You

    The job market is strong — but thousands of workers have been laid off in recent months. So, what’s happening? And what does this mean for the labor market in 2023?
    In this episode, Sean Pyles and Anna Helhoski talk about the latest jobs report with NerdWallet data writer Liz Renter, including why the job market is so weird right now and what it means for you. 
    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.

    • 13 min
    The End of Credit Card Rewards, and When to Cancel Luxury Credit Cards

    The End of Credit Card Rewards, and When to Cancel Luxury Credit Cards

    Credit card rewards programs might be on the chopping block in Congress. To start off this episode, Sean Pyles and Liz Weston talk with a credit card Nerd about what’s happening and what it might mean for your credit card rewards.
    Then Sean is joined by personal finance Nerd Kim Palmer to answer a listener’s question about when to cancel a luxury credit card.
    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 - 11:29 
    Money Question segment: 11:30 - 28:08 
    Like what you hear? Please leave us a review and tell a friend.

    • 28 min
    Questioning the 50/30/20 Budget and Company Stock

    Questioning the 50/30/20 Budget and Company Stock

    The 50/30/20 budget is a simple way to organize your finances. But as rent prices soar and inflation impacts everything from gas to groceries, does this budget still make sense? To start this episode, Sean and Liz discuss the merits — and limits — of the 50/30/20 budget.
    Then they answer a few listeners’ questions about navigating company stock.
    To send the Nerds your money questions, call or text the Nerd hotline at 901-730-6373 or email podcast@nerdwallet.com.
    Also, for a special end-of-year episode, we want to hear your financial rose, thorn and bud of 2022 — aka the best and worst thing that happened with your money this year, and what you’re most excited for in the new year. Leave us a message on the Nerd hotline, or email podcast@nerdwallet.com. 
    Timestamps:
    This Week in Your Money segment: 0:00 - 8:28
    Money Question segment: 8:29 - 27:14

    • 27 min
    Crypto Crash, and Growing Money Fast

    Crypto Crash, and Growing Money Fast

    Shockwaves rippled through the crypto world with the collapse of the crypto exchange FTX. To start off this episode, Sean Pyles and Liz Weston discuss what happened — and what it might mean for your finances.
    Then Sean talks with personal finance Nerds Kim Palmer and Kate Wood about how to grow your money quickly ahead of home improvement projects. 
    To send the Nerds your money questions, call or text the Nerd hotline at 901-730-6373 or email podcast@nerdwallet.com.
    Also, for a special end-of-year episode, we want to hear your financial rose, thorn and bud of 2022 — aka the best and worst thing that happened with your money this year, and what you’re most excited for in the new year. Leave us a message on the Nerd hotline, or email podcast@nerdwallet.com. 
    Timestamps:
    This Week in Your Money segment: 0:00 - 8:17 
    Money Question segment: 8:18 - 30:50 
    Like what you hear? Please leave us a review and tell a friend.

    • 30 min
    Outsmart Scammers, and Waiting to Save for Retirement

    Outsmart Scammers, and Waiting to Save for Retirement

    Scammers alleging to help you cancel your student debt are coming for you — whether you actually have student debt or not. To kick off this episode, Sean Pyles and Liz Weston walk you through how to outsmart these fraudsters. 
    Then Sean and Liz are joined by their regular co-host, Sara Rathner, to talk about how you can save for retirement when your employer makes you wait to access its retirement plan.
    To send the Nerds your money questions, call or text the Nerd hotline at 901-730-6373 or email podcast@nerdwallet.com.
    Also, we’re working on a special end-of-year episode — and we need your help. We want to hear your financial rose, thorn and bud of 2022. What does that mean? Share the best thing that happened to you this year, a struggle you encountered, and what you’re most looking forward to in the new year. 
    Timestamps:
    This Week in Your Money segment: 0:00 - 12:21 
    Money Question segment: 12:22 - 37:01 
    Like what you hear? Please leave us a review and tell a friend.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
331 Ratings

331 Ratings

auntmargit ,

Best Podcast

Truly love every aspect of this show- the information, the format, the interaction of the hosts and guest contributors, the value and timeliness is immeasurable! Thank You for making my life better!!

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.

Top Podcasts In Business

iHeartPodcasts
Ramsey Network
NPR
Morning Brew
Jocko DEFCOR Network
Andy Frisella #100to0

You Might Also Like

Shannah Compton Game
QuickAndDirtyTips.com
iHeartPodcasts
NPR
Brian Preston and Bo Hanson
Jill Schlesinger