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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/

    Pet Scams and Buying Different Home Types

    Pet Scams and Buying Different Home Types

    If you’re in the market for a new pet, scammers may have you in their sights. Sean and Liz talk about avoiding common pet scams. Then they answer a couple of listener questions about buying different home types, including new homes, existing homes, condos and more.

    Also, please take a few seconds to fill out our super-quick survey at http://bit.ly/nerdwallet-podcast-survey.

    To send the Nerds your money questions, call or text the NerdHotline at 901-730-6373 or email podcast@nerdwallet.com.

    • 23 min
    Air Travel and Collections Accounts on Credit Reports

    Air Travel and Collections Accounts on Credit Reports

    More travelers are taking to the sky as vaccines roll out. Sean and Liz discuss how to find affordable flights as ticket prices climb. Then they answer a listener’s question about how long a collections account stays on your credit report — and how to mitigate any damage to your credit score.

    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.

    • 15 min
    Cannabis Investing and Too Much Cash

    Cannabis Investing and Too Much Cash

    Cannabis investing — specifically in ETFs — might seem like a savvy move to break into a budding industry. But there are unique risks to investing in cannabis. Sean and Liz discuss the pros and cons with investing Nerd Chris Davis. Then they answer a listener’s money question about whether you can have too much cash in your accounts.

    To contact 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 episo

    • 22 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.

    • 25 min
    Pandemic Savings Goals and Taxes on Inheritance

    Pandemic Savings Goals and Taxes on Inheritance

    Find yourself saving more cash during the pandemic? On this episode, Sean talks with banking Nerd Chanelle Bessette about what people are doing with their pandemic-driven savings. Then, Liz and Sean answer a listener’s question about when you owe taxes on an inheritance.

    To have the Nerds answer your money questions, 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.

    • 25 min
    Spring Cleaning and COVID Taxes

    Spring Cleaning and COVID Taxes

    On this episode, Sean and Liz talk about how they’re approaching spring cleaning their finances this year, including tidying up their digital lives. Then, they answer a listener’s question about how to manage filing taxes in the age of COVID — including whether you owe taxes on your stimulus.  

    To have the Nerds answer your money questions, 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.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
175 Ratings

175 Ratings

TomasWGreen ,

Great nuggets of financial wisdom each week

I am a young professional and had a number of questions and uncertainties about how to manage my money in the best way. Each episode has given me things to think out, conversation starters to have with family and loved ones about financial concerns, and useful starting points for deeper research. I especially love that Sean talks about his recent decisions with his partner and the questions they navigated. It makes me feel more capable of having those same conversations with my boyfriend as we start to think about our future.

Cat Gerbo ,

Great Intro to Personal Finance

Sean and Liz do an excellent job of giving concise but well thought out tips on how to handle money. My favorite thing about this podcast is that the hosts never place blame or guilt on consumers. They are very empathetic to individual situations and leave the judgment out of finance. I would caution following the advice on the debt collection episode. Liz mentions if you call a debt collection company you can trigger a law suit. In some states you can have a motion for default judgment placed against you if you DON’T get in touch with the firm your debt has been placed with. Source: former paralegal in a garnishment department that operates in 12 different states.

amsankey ,

Worst financial podcast available

I listen to many financial podcasts: WSJ, Bloomberg, Dave Ramsey, etc. This is by far the worst and seems more like self-therapy for the hosts. Save yourself 20-minutes a week and never listen.

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