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Find Money You Didn't Know You Had

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Don't let your money disappear into a whirlpool of bank fees, takeout orders, and lattes! We'll learn how to free up more money so you can spend it on — and save it for — the things you value most.

Don't let your money disappear into a whirlpool of bank fees, takeout orders, and lattes! We'll learn how to free up more money so you can spend it on — and save it for — the things you value most.
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United States

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NPR

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Don't let your money disappear into a whirlpool of bank fees, takeout orders, and lattes! We'll learn how to free up more money so you can spend it on — and save it for — the things you value most.

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English


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Special Announcement From Life Kit

4/29/2019
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Based on your feedback, we've created new ways to listen to Life Kit. If you never want to miss an episode, subscribe to Life Kit: All Guides. We also divided our guides by subject — health, money and parenting - and more to come in the future — so you can subscribe to only the topics you want to learn about.

Duration:00:01:25

Boost Your Credit Card IQ

1/14/2019
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If you use credit cards in a intentional way, you can free up some valuable perks. We geek out on strategies to make credit cards work for you, without getting out of control on spending. Here's what to remember: - Use credit cards that have the best rewards on the things you spend the most money on. - Protect your credit score: Always pay off your balance, don't spend more than 30 percent of your limit, don't cancel a card you've had for a long time. - Don't outgame yourself by...

Duration:00:21:04

Never Pay An Unnecessary Fee Again

1/14/2019
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Don't get caught in a cycle of unnecessary overdraft fees, credit card interest and high-cost loans. A few simple tools can help you hold onto those hard-earned dollars. Here's what to remember: - Automation is your friend. Set your bills on autopay. - Overdraft protection is deceptive. Link your checking account to a savings account to avoid overdraft fees. - Set up a buffer savings account with automatic deposits. - Don't use credit cards for emergency spending. - If you do have an...

Duration:00:20:46

Be The Master Of Your Budget

1/14/2019
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To many, it's a dreaded task: making a budget to keep track of money. Guess what? You can do it, and we show you some tools that can help — maybe even make it fun. The founder of the popular budgeting software You Need A Budget tells us how to track your spending. Here's what to remember: - Don't budget just because you should: Set a goal. - Leverage anxiety from a life change and turn it into motivation. - Follow the 50-30-20 method. - Use the power of scarcity. - A roommate is worth...

Duration:00:22:34

Introduction: Find Money You Didn't Know You Had

1/14/2019
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Don't let your money disappear into a whirlpool of bank fees, takeout orders, and lattes! In this guide, we show you how to level-up your personal finance skills — from making a spending plan, to tips and strategies for using credit cards to help and not hurt you. We'll learn how to free up more money so you can spend it on, and save it for, the things you value most.

Duration:00:02:28