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Available starting Wednesday, March 27, Closing the Savings Gap is a podcast series hosted by AARP Financial Ambassador Jean Chatzky. We’re talking to real women as they work to close the financial gap that may be holding them back in saving for retirement. We help them face and conquer common financial roadblocks like debt, overspending or competing priorities. Each woman is matched with a financial planner who's taking them by the hand and helping them make the changes they need to retire with confidence, so that you can do the same.

Available starting Wednesday, March 27, Closing the Savings Gap is a podcast series hosted by AARP Financial Ambassador Jean Chatzky. We’re talking to real women as they work to close the financial gap that may be holding them back in saving for retirement. We help them face and conquer common financial roadblocks like debt, overspending or competing priorities. Each woman is matched with a financial planner who's taking them by the hand and helping them make the changes they need to retire with confidence, so that you can do the same.
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Available starting Wednesday, March 27, Closing the Savings Gap is a podcast series hosted by AARP Financial Ambassador Jean Chatzky. We’re talking to real women as they work to close the financial gap that may be holding them back in saving for retirement. We help them face and conquer common financial roadblocks like debt, overspending or competing priorities. Each woman is matched with a financial planner who's taking them by the hand and helping them make the changes they need to retire with confidence, so that you can do the same.

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2024342277


Episodes

Stress Times Two: Losing a Job and Caring for Aging Parents

5/8/2019
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On this episode, we’re going to talk about dealing with life when it happens. Liz was coping with two stressful life events: being laid off from her job of 13 years and caring for her aging parents. Her new job offers no retirement savings plan. Caregivers, two-thirds of whom are female, look a lot like Liz and a lot like many of us. Listen and learn how Liz looks for other ways to save and takes steps to pay down some of the debt incurred while she was laid off.

Duration:00:21:01

Starting Over Financially After a Divorce

5/1/2019
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Millions of women go through divorce each year. The question is how do you recover, get back on track, and still close your retirement gap? We’ll meet Karen who is considering taking on a side gig to increase the flow of money coming in, but needs advice on where to start. Listen to how Karen learns the ins and outs of replenishing her emergency cushion, paying down her credit card debt, and rebuilding her financial life anew as a single woman.

Duration:00:23:52

Insure Your Dreams to Protect Your Financial Life

4/24/2019
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On this episode you’ll meet Narda who tells us she’s planning to work well into her seventies, which sounds like a great plan and one that many of us are banking on. The problem is that nearly half of all retirees leave the workplace sooner than they planned due to health problems, job loss, or other circumstances out of their control. Listen and learn how Narda takes the necessary steps to protect herself and her family from income loss, increases her contributions to her 401(k) plan, and...

Duration:00:23:24

Small Savings Steps Go a Long Way

4/17/2019
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Join us for this episode as we explore the challenges that arise when you forget to pay yourself first, or put off saving for retirement simply because you have other things on your plate. We’ll meet Hilda who is facing the challenge of needing to save for her retirement while simultaneously pursuing her dream of starting her own business and feeling a responsibility to help save for her kids’ college education.

Duration:00:21:15

Balancing Between Your Business and Savings Goals

4/10/2019
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How many of you have access to 401(k)s through your jobs? Many private sector workers do not. Entrepreneurs and people who work at smaller companies are even less likely to have a plan, and of course, retirement is never the only responsibility on our plates. Listen to how Kem takes the necessary steps to navigate life’s competing financial priorities, including budgeting, and learns to put herself first.

Duration:00:24:22

Making Money Decisions When WE Becomes I

4/3/2019
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On this episode, we look at what happens when WE becomes I. Millions of women find themselves at a crossroads, needing to re-learn how to live and manage their finances alone following a death or divorce. What do I do with the house? Should I consider investing? Listen and learn how Michelle dove into her finances to formulate a money-savvy plan for her new life.

Duration:00:27:29

Becoming Debt-Free and Savings-Rich

3/27/2019
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Join us for this episode as we meet Shaun and Kimberly, and explore a common financial challenge — the lack of a safety net. Some 55% of Americans have no emergency savings whatsoever. When we aren’t prepared, we’re more likely to pull out the plastic to charge our emergency expenses, digging ourselves into an even bigger hole. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to Shaun when she was faced with unexpected medical bills. What’s the solution? Budgeting. It’s absolutely essential when...

Duration:00:20:53

Trailer: AARP Closing the Savings Gap

3/13/2019
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Closing the Savings Gap is a podcast series hosted by AARP Financial Ambassador Jean Chatzky. We’re talking to real women as they work to close the financial gap that may be holding them back in saving for retirement. We help them conquer common financial roadblocks like debt and overspending. Each woman is matched with a financial planner who provides step by step guidance to help them make the changes they need to retire with confidence, so that you can do the same.

Duration:00:01:01