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A show about money, finances, and investing. Join Teri Barr every Thursday as she's joined by specialists from Forbes Advisor and NerdWallet to talk about the topics that affect your bottom line.

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A show about money, finances, and investing. Join Teri Barr every Thursday as she's joined by specialists from Forbes Advisor and NerdWallet to talk about the topics that affect your bottom line.

    3 ways debt can be a helpful tool

    3 ways debt can be a helpful tool

    It's not always bad. You can use debt to your advantage, or to soften the blow of an unexpected expense.

    • 10 min
    Insurance checklist for kids heading off to college

    Insurance checklist for kids heading off to college

    Teri is off this week, so Chris Lay is filling in as the host and introducing this little dip into the archives from August, 2021:

    Host Teri Barr is talking with Jason Metz, Insurance Analyst from Forbes Advisor, to learn why insurance often isn't on the back to school list for college students.

    Jason has important details about insurance in case of an accident, theft or poor decision making while your student is away from home. He also shares a checklist to help you consider if you do -- or don't -- need to add any levels of protection; plus, explains a few types of insurance you may not have heard about until now. 

    Read more here: Insurance Checklist For College Students And Their Parents
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    • 16 min
    5 tips to help avoid credit card debt

    5 tips to help avoid credit card debt

    A new survey shows credit card use has quickly grown in the last few months and many people say they are also racking up debt due to the increased use of their cards.

    PennyWise Podcast host Teri Barr is talking with Sara Rathner, a Personal Finance Expert with NerdWallet, to learn why so many people are turning to their credit cards right now.

    Sara also shares five important tips to help you avoid going into debt due to your credit card use.

    More Pennywise episodes with Sara:


    How to protect yourself from debt collectors using this new tactic
    High gas prices have you down? Try these 4 simple tips to save at the pump!
    How to manage credit card debt with inflation and rising interest rates
    5 tips to help tackle higher credit card interest rates

    More from Sara at NerdWallet:


    Getting Therapy When Cost and Access Are a Barrier
    5 Things to Know About the Walgreens Credit Card
    AmEx Blue Cash Everyday Gets More Rewarding
    Sometimes, Debt Can Be a Helpful Tool
    5 Things to Know About the Upgrade OneCard
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    • 11 min
    6 tips to help you save on back-to-school shopping this year!

    6 tips to help you save on back-to-school shopping this year!

    6 tips to help you beat the high prices & save on your back-to-school shopping this year

    • 10 min
    3 of the worst hidden travel fees and how to avoid them

    3 of the worst hidden travel fees and how to avoid them

    Sticker prices can be misleading. Learn how to avoid 3 of the worst hidden travel fees on the latest PennyWise podcast!

    • 16 min
    Looking for a different way to save money? 4 rules for starting your own savings circle

    Looking for a different way to save money? 4 rules for starting your own savings circle

    If you are trying to find different or extra ways to save money, there's an old option that's making a comeback right now.

    PennyWise host Teri Barr is talking with Chanelle Bessette, a Personal Finance Expert with NerdWallet, to learn how a savings circle or money pool may work for you. They also share the top four rules to follow to get this idea underway.

    Previous Pennywise episodes featuring Chanelle:



    What the Increase in the Federal Interest Rate Means for You and Your Money


    Four of five Americans are choosing to reallocate their savings

    More from Chanelle at NerdWallet:



    8 Best Banks for Overdrafts



    What Is Regulation E and How Does It Impact Your Bank Account?



    How to Save More When Inflation Makes Your Money Count Less



    Varo vs. Chime: Which Is Better for You?


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    • 8 min

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