Money Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life

7 Must-Know Financial Considerations Before You Start a Side Hustle

Hinzugefügt: 14. April 2021

Thinking about becoming your own boss? Laura covers financial issues you should consider before starting a part- or full-time venture as a solopreneur or small business owner. Her tips will help...

Can You Contribute to an IRA If You Have No Income?

Hinzugefügt: 7. April 2021

No matter if you’re unemployed, taking a sabbatical, caring for a child or loved one at home, or not working for any other reason, don't miss out on the opportunity to max out a retirement...

Tips to Maximize Your Tax Refund in 2021

Hinzugefügt: 31. März 2021

Want simple tips to save money by reducing the amount of tax you owe or increasing your tax refund? Laura interviews Cece Leung, CPA, about ways to take full advantage of recent tax code changes....

619 - How to Create a Personal Finance System for Money Success

Hinzugefügt: 24. März 2021

Discouraged by your financial life? This four-part system will help you simplify your personal finances and do more with your money. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips...

5 Ways the American Rescue Plan Puts Money in Your Pocket

Hinzugefügt: 17. März 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act is a massive economic stimulus package that gives a big chunk—$850 billion—to individuals. Laura covers who qualifies for relief and five ways it increases your income...

675 - Should You Invest in Cryptocurrency?

Hinzugefügt: 10. März 2021

You may be hearing a lot about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum lately. And it all sounds complicated! Laura answer's a listener's question and breaks down what crypto is, how it...

674 - 8 Steps to Prepare Your Finances for Homeownership

Hinzugefügt: 3. März 2021

Are you ready for homeownership? Find out if buying a home is right for you, how much you can afford, ways to save for a down payment, and tips to get an affordable mortgage. The more you know...

673 - How Much Debt Is Too Much? 8 Warning Signs

Hinzugefügt: 24. Februar 2021

Using debt wisely comes down to understanding the difference between good and bad debt and the right amounts based on your income and goals. Laura reviews how eight ways to know if you have too...

672 - What’s the Difference Between a Traditional and Roth 401(k)?

Hinzugefügt: 17. Februar 2021

If you work for a company that offers a retirement plan you might be confused about whether you should make traditional or Roth contributions. Laura reviews the critical differences to consider and...

671 - Best Advice to Manage and Repay Your Student Loans

Hinzugefügt: 10. Februar 2021

Understand the updated COVID relief for student loan borrowers and get tips to manage your federal and private student loans wisely. Knowing your options will help you find the best repayment...

670 - Simple Strategies to Invest Money Wisely at Any Age

Hinzugefügt: 3. Februar 2021

This week's market turmoil underscores that using tried-and-true investment strategies is best. Laura gives an explainer about why everyone has been talking about GameStop and reviews seven...

669 - How to Get Help or Give It to Someone in Financial Trouble

Hinzugefügt: 27. Januar 2021

Talking about financial troubles can be challenging. Laura interviews Dr. Jade Wu, a clinical psychologist and host of the Savvy Psychologist podcast, for wise tips. Listen to their conversation...

668 - The Right Amount of Emergency Money to Keep in Cash

Hinzugefügt: 19. Januar 2021

Not sure exactly how big your cash reserve should be or where to keep it? Laura answers listener questions and explains how to build your emergency fund and keep it safe so you're always...

667 - 7 Financial Resolutions That Will Save You Thousands

Hinzugefügt: 13. Januar 2021

Making financial resolutions can get you fired up to create good habits and reach big goals. If you want to put thousands in your pocket and improve your financial life, consider adopting a few or...

666 - What Is a Backdoor Roth IRA?

Hinzugefügt: 6. Januar 2021

Using a tax-free Roth to save for retirement is a smart move, but the Roth IRA door gets slammed in your face if you make too much money. Laura explains how high earners can still have one using a...

665 - 7 Pros and Cons of Investing in a 401k at Work

Hinzugefügt: 23. Dezember 2020

Should you always use a 401(k) at work if you have one? Laura reviews the main advantages and disadvantages of workplace retirement plans. You’ll learn some lesser-known benefits and tips to make...

664 - Should You Buy a Car with Cash or Get an Auto Loan?

Hinzugefügt: 16. Dezember 2020

Buying a car is a big purchase, no matter how you pay for it. Laura answers a listener's question about whether to spend cash for a car when you have it. Find out the upsides and downsides of...

663 - What's the Best Type of Mortgage for You?

Hinzugefügt: 9. Dezember 2020

Choosing the best mortgage is an essential part of buying an affordable home. Laura explains different types of mortgages and popular home loan programs that every borrower should consider. Read...

662 - 5 Tips to Help You Set Better Money Goals for 2021

Hinzugefügt: 2. Dezember 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, it's more important than ever to create smart personal finance goals. Laura will help you reevaluate your priorities and get a fresh financial start with money goals...

661 - What To Do If You Contribute Too Much to an HSA, IRA or 401k

Hinzugefügt: 25. November 2020

Over-contributing to various tax-advantaged accounts isn’t allowed, but can be easy to do by mistake. Laura reviews the contribution limits for various accounts and how to correct an excess so you...