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Money Girl provides short and friendly personal finance, real estate, and investing tips to help you live a richer life. Whether you're just starting out or are already a savvy investor, Money Girl's advice will point you in the right direction.

Money Girl provides short and friendly personal finance, real estate, and investing tips to help you live a richer life. Whether you're just starting out or are already a savvy investor, Money Girl's advice will point you in the right direction.
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New York, NY

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Money Girl provides short and friendly personal finance, real estate, and investing tips to help you live a richer life. Whether you're just starting out or are already a savvy investor, Money Girl's advice will point you in the right direction.

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@lauraadams

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English

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c/o Macmillan Publishers, LLC 18 West 18th St., 7th Floor New York, NY 10011


Episodes

603 - 10 Pros and Cons of 401(k) Loans You Should Know

8/13/2019
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Thinking about tapping your retirement account? Money Girl covers everything you need to know 401(k) loans, including how they work, potential problems to avoid, and 10 pros and cons to consider before taking one. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/retirement/401k-loans-pros-cons Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter:...

Duration:00:28:16

602 - 6 Steps to Budget with Variable, Irregular, or Unpredictable Income

8/6/2019
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No matter why you can't count on a regular paycheck, it's possible to create a money system that works. Money Girl has 6 strategies to keep you on track. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/saving-spending/budget-irregular-income Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauraAdams

Duration:00:28:33

601 - Does Equifax Owe You? How to Claim Your Settlement Money

7/30/2019
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If your personal data was stolen in the 2017 Equifax data breach, you're entitled to make a settlement claim. Money Girl explains what happened, who's eligible for an Equifax payout, and how to file your claim before the deadline. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/credit/equifax-settlement Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter:...

Duration:00:24:31

600 - Don’t Get Tricked by These Tax and Social Security Scams

7/23/2019
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Fraudsters seem to get more creative in their attempts to trick you into giving up your personal information so they can wreak havoc on your financial life. Money Girl reviews the primary ways criminals try to dupe you and how to stay safe. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/ Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauraAdams

Duration:00:21:33

599 - 8 Reasons Your Credit Score Dropped and What to Do

7/16/2019
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Did your credit scores drop for no apparent reason? Use these wise tips to boost your scores quickly, so an unexpected credit score dip doesn’t hurt your finances. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/credit/credit-score-dropped Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauraAdams

Duration:00:28:38

486 - The Ultimate Guide to Using a Balance Transfer Credit Card

7/9/2019
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Ever wonder if using a balance transfer offer could improve your personal finances? Laura explains in plain English how a balance transfer credit card works, how it affects your credit, and when it makes sense to use one. You’ll learn smart tips to cut your interest expense, save money, and get out of debt faster. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/credit/the-ultimate-guide-to-using-a-balance-transfer-credit-card Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips...

Duration:00:21:25

598 - How to Choose the Best Investments - 6 Dos and Don’ts to Follow

7/2/2019
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Find out how to choose the best investments that create financial security without taking too much risk. Money Girl cuts through the confusion with six dos and don’ts that make it easy to invest successfully and with confidence.

Duration:00:26:19

597 - The Right Way to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Their Money

6/25/2019
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Making sure you're up-to-speed on your parent's personal finances is more important than you might think. Money Girl and Cameron Huddleston talk about her new book and the right way to have essential conversations with your parents about their money. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/aging-parents-money-talk Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook:...

Duration:00:30:23

596 - How to Manage Health Benefits When You Leave a Job

6/18/2019
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Money Girl reviews what happens with common health-related benefits once you’re no longer employed. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/health-benefits-between-jobs Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauraAdams

Duration:00:23:09

595 - Can Minors and Seniors Have a Roth IRA?

6/11/2019
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A Roth IRA is one of the most flexible types of retirement accounts ... if you understand the rules. Here's what seniors and the parents of minors need to know. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/minors-seniors-roth-ira Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauraAdams

Duration:00:24:06

594 - How to Raise Your FICO Credit Score Instantly (and for Free)

6/4/2019
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Building and maintaining great credit is a cornerstone of a successful financial life. Money Girl and Rod Griffin from Experian discuss how you can manage credit wisely and raise scores instantly for free! Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/credit/raise-fico-score Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauraAdams

Duration:00:30:59

592 - FICA Alternative Retirement Plan—What Is It and Who Qualifies to Have One?

5/21/2019
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Which type of retirement account is right for you? Money Girl answers a voicemail question about using a FICA Alternative Plan, choosing the right retirement plan, and reaching your financial goals. Plus, you'll get an explainer about all those payroll taxes deducted from your paychecks. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/retirement/fica-alternative-plan Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY...

Duration:00:18:55

591 - 5 Key Roth Retirement Rules You Should Know

5/14/2019
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Got questions about the ins and outs of using a Roth retirement account? Let's clear the confusion about the Roth five-year rule, who qualifies for a Roth, and more. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/retirement/5-roth-retirement-rules Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauraAdams

Duration:00:21:55

590- 6 Tips for College Grads to Manage Money Like a Grownup

5/7/2019
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There's no reason the end of college life has to mean the beginning of money stress. Here are six fundamental tips you can apply now to set yourself up for a lifetime of financial success.

Duration:00:21:30

494 MG 4 Penalty-Free Ways to Use a Roth IRA Before Retirement

4/30/2019
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You probably know that using a Roth IRA to save for retirement is a smart move that also cuts your taxes. But what you may not know is that unlike other types of retirement accounts, you can spend it before retirement. Laura explains the unique flexibility of a Roth IRA and covers 4 ways you’re allowed to make penalty-free withdrawals from a Roth IRA to spend anytime you like. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2pbbyEY Get the Money Girl book at http://MoneyGirlBook.com.

Duration:00:20:45

589 - How to Invest Money Like A Pro (Even If You Haven’t Started)

4/23/2019
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Money Girl and Chris Hill from The Motley Fool discuss common investing barriers and the best investment to own for long-term financial success.

Duration:00:40:35

588 - Behavioral Finance: Tips for Success With Money, Work, and Life

4/16/2019
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We all have emotions and biases that strongly influence how we handle our finances. Money Girl interviews Sheri Fitts, an author with expertise in financial services, marketing, and psychology. Find out the driving forces behind behaviors that are critical for building wealth and achieving your dreams. Visit our sponsor Spafinder at www.spafinder.com and use the code MONEYGIRL to receive 12% off $75+ your gift card purchase. Read the transcript at...

Duration:00:25:29

587 - Selling Your Home? Avoid These Costly Mistakes and Pay Less Tax

4/9/2019
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Selling a home or investment property is a transaction that's loaded with tax consequences. Money Girl interviews Collier Swecker, a real estate professional who's also an attorney and tax law specialist, and breaks down what you need to know.

Duration:00:28:49

586 - Big Money-Saving Benefits of Travel Insurance

4/2/2019
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Before you leave home, don't forget about travel insurance. This often-overlooked coverage is a bargain for the big benefits you get. Find out the many protections you can choose, how it fills gaps in your medical coverage, the typical cost, and how to save money when shopping for a travel plan. Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter:...

Duration:00:29:43

585 - Buying Your First House? 7 Tips for Millennials and Other Generations

3/26/2019
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Getting ready to buy your first house? Money Girl helps you make one of the biggest purchases of your life with 7 tips to get prepared, save money, and become a happy homeowner, no matter your age. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/real-estate/buying-your-first-house-7-tips-for-millennials-and-other-generations Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT...

Duration:00:26:09