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Love & Money Nightmares! How to Talk Finances With Your Partner

Not talking about money can turn even the best relationship into a bad romance. It’s a tough conversation to have. But think about it--money touches every part of our lives, including our love lives. The rent, bills, vacations, unequal salaries, cosigning loans, different career goals, these can all factor in big tensions. When there’s the d-word. Debt. How can you touch on this topic without endangering feelings or bringing up feeling of shame? Money is a part of trust in a relationship....


Volatility! How to Cope When Markets Are Crazy

There's never a dull moment in the markets. Some days they’re up, some days they’re down. If you’re new to investing, this can be pretty scary. If your first instinct is to panic and and sell when the Dow takes a tumble, take a breath. After all, it’s normal for markets to be volatile. Nearly a decade of growth? Now that’s unusual. On this bonus episode, I sat down with Stash co-founder Ed Robinson. We talk about volatility, interest rates, and investing through good times and bad. Got a...


The Potent Truth About the Business of Marijuana

The business of marijuana is growing up. Nearly two thirds of Americans say marijuana should be legal, according to a 2017 Gallup poll. That’s up from 60% in 2016, and just 34% in 2002. In the U.S, there are now 29 states that allow doctors to prescribe cannabis for medical purposes. Companies are exploring industrial uses for lubricants, fabrics and textiles, as well as plant-sourced ingredients for beauty and body care. Cannabis is also a real estate play -- yes, real estate. At the...


Why Do We Spend Money Irrationally?

On this week’s episode of Teach Me How To Money, we talk to Jeff Kreisler, author of the “Dollars and Sense.” He talks about the “pain of paying” and how companies exploit it to keep us spending money on things we don’t need. Why do we spend money? Here’s one reason: It feels good. Science A swipe of a credit card, the click of that button, it can feel like a hug. Until you look at your bank balance and wonder where all your money went. Face it, when it comes to money and spending,...


How Comedian Mark Normand Saves Money (While Being Funny)

We’re thrilled to being you season 2 of Teach Me How to Money! On this week’s episode, we talk with NYC comedian Mark Normand (Comedy Central, “Conan,” “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, “Late Show with Stephen Colbert”) about how he handles his money while making a living as a funny person. At 21, Mark came to New York with $400 and a dream and not much else. Now he’s older, wiser (sort of), and ready to take steps to become a financial adult. Investing, home ownership, retirement,...


How to (Not) Fight About Money Over the Holidays

Bad gifts! Unpaid loans! Dr. Greg Cason from Bravo’s ‘LA Shrinks’ tells us how to avoid holiday money clashes. On this week’s episode of “Teach Me How to Money,” Dr. Cason, gets to the heart of holiday money fights with family--and offers tips on how to keep it together, no matter your situation. Take a break from wrapping gifts and drop us a line. We really, really want to hear from you! Send us questions at We’ll do our best to answer them all. Thanks...


How Can I Follow My Dreams While Still Paying My Bills?

The horror! On this episode of “Teach Me How to Money,” Mike O’Shea, the director of the critically-acclaimed breakout vampire film “The Transfiguration,” talks all about being an artist without a trust fund, being successful-ish, and the real financial life of an artist--before, during and after “making it.”


Can Fantasy Football Teach You About Investing?

If you’re a fantasy football veteran (or a newbie, like me), you’ve learned a lot about how to build a great team that can take you through the season. Here’s what you may not have known: Many of the strategies you used to create your fantasy football roster are useful when it comes to building an investment portfolio. In this week’s episode of “Teach Me How to Money,” I get into the end zone with my fantasy football teacher and guru, Ryan Finneran. (He’s also on Stash’s brokerage and...


How Can I Escape Black Friday Shopping Madness?

Black Friday is nearly upon us. You’ve made your list. You’ve checked it twice. Now all you’ve got to do is brace yourself for the lines, the pushing, the shoving and the headaches. Personal finance writer Catey Hill, talks to Teach Me How to Money about staying sane while you shop for the holidays.


What's Inside Trump's Tax Plan?

So last week, House Republicans released a plan to overhaul the nation’s tax code.If approved in the Senate and signed into law by the president, it would be the first major tax overhaul in more than a generation.On this week's episode of Teach Me How to Money, Stash's lead financial writer Jeremy Quittner breaks it all down to tell us what it all means.


"How Do I Ask For a Raise?"

It’s the scariest question to ask: “Can I have a raise?” If you feel you’re ready for a bump in salary, it’s important to get your strategy together. Before you go marching into your boss’s office, listen to these solid tips from Natalie Ledbetter, head of People Ops at Stash.


Why Is Saving For Retirement So Scary?

Today on "Teach Me How to Money," we talk with Devin Wilmot, Stash copywriter and big idea guy, about why the idea of saving for retirement freaks us out -- and why there's no "one-size-fits-all" retirement plan.


Here’s a Tip! Don’t Listen to Investment “Advice”

Buy low! Sell high! People love to give investment advice -- but is it any good? Stash CEO Brandon Krieg talks strategy vs. the value of a 'hot tip.'


Teach Me How to Money: A New Podcast From Stash

Listen, learn, laugh! Teach Me How to Money is a podcast for beginner investors, savers and anyone who wants to learn how to master their finances. Brought to you by Stash. Investing, simplified.