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

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

Summary: 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. To download podcast episodes not shown here, visit

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 485 MG Healthcare Q&A: Reform, Rules, and the Role of HSAs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:02

Health savings accounts (HSAs) are one of Laura's favorite ways to save money. She explains how they work, answers questions from podcast listeners about these tax-favored accounts, and describes the important role HSAs may play in healthcare reform under the Trump administration. Get the Money Girl book at Read the full transcript here:

 484 MG Got a Pay Raise? 6 Strategies to Manage Extra Money Wisely | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:22

Congratulations on your pay raise or bonus! Now it's time to get serious about how to use it to improve your finances. Laura covers 6 wise strategies to create more financial security, so you don't fritter away an exceptional opportunity to build wealth instead. Read the full transcript here:

 483 MG The Simple Truth Behind Growing Rich | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:48

Laura interviews Jay Papasan, bestselling co-author of The ONE Thing about how to set priorities and finally stick to them so you get extraordinary results. They cover productivity killers to eliminate, how to easily have more willpower, and a realistic way to achieve work-life balance. You'll learn the ultimate question to ask yourself every day to identify and stay focused on your number one priority that allows you to make huge improvements in your finances and life. Get the Money Girl book at Read the full transcript here:

 482 MG Late Payments and Your Credit: Tips to Minimize the Damage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:29

Laura explains what happens when you make a late payment, how your credit is affected, and gives tips to minimize the potential damage. Plus, she answers a question from a long-time Money Girl Podcast listener who’s wondering what to do about an account that accidentally became delinquent. Read the full transcript here:

 481 MG Investing Q&A: Smart Tips to Make More Money | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:23

Knowing where and how to invest money can be confusing and a little scary. Laura answers 3 questions from Money Girl Podcast listeners that will give you smart tips for setting financial priorities, leveraging retirement accounts, and knowing when it’s a good idea to use “robo-advisors” to make more money. Read the full transcript here:

 480 MG 5 Steps to Get Out of Holiday Debt Faster | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:02

If you started the New Year with some extra credit card debt, you might be feeling anxious if you can't pay it off in full. Instead of getting stressed, follow Laura's 5 steps to get out of post-holiday debt faster so you take control of your finances and move in the right direction. Read the full transcript here: Get the Money Girl book at

 479 MG Money-Saving Hacks to Beat the System | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:01

Laura interviews David Pogue, author of the new book, Pogue’s Basics: Money – Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) About Beating the System. You'll take away easy ways to outsmart retailers, leverage savings programs, and keep more of your hard-earned money, no matter how much or little you have. Read the full transcript here:

 433 MG 7 Financial Resolutions That Will Save You Thousands | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:17

Laura covers 7 financial resolutions that could save you thousands and turbocharge your success. Even if you adopt just a few of them this year, they’ll help you get in the best financial shape of your life this year. Read the full transcript here:

 478 MG The 8 Cheapest Ways to Pay Off Your Student Loans | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:25

Laura gives 7 tips to pay off your student loans the cheapest ways possible. She also interviews a couple who graduated with $600,000 of student loan debt after graduating from dental and law school. Find out their experiences, missteps, and tips for dealing with loans, having a repayment plan, and getting a great education for less. Read the full transcript here: Get the Money Girl book at

 477 MG How to Stay Disciplined and Do More with Your Money | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:52

Have you ever felt frustrated, overwhelmed, or confused about a big financial decision? Most of us waffle about whether we should or shouldn’t spend money or make key financial moves. In this post, Laura gives a simple framework to stay disciplined and make better money decisions in less time, with a lot more clarity and confidence. Read the full transcript here: Get the Money Girl book at

 476 MG What Is a Mortgage Refinance? 5 Ways to Know If It’s a Good Idea | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:58

If you’re a homeowner, your mortgage payment is probably your largest monthly expense. So it’s wise to stay alert for opportunities to refinance to a lower rate and cut your payment. Laura covers what a mortgage refinance is, common reasons for doing one (in addition to saving money), and 5 ways to know if it’s a good idea for your situation. Read the full transcript here:

 475 MG What Is a Trust and Who Needs One? Expert Attorney Gives Advice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:31

Not sure what a trust is or who really needs one? (By the way, they're not just for wealthy people!) Laura interviews Jules Haas, an attorney with more than 30 years of experience. They break down a heavy topic with simple language and examples. Find out the difference between a will and a trust, common estate planning mistakes you should avoid, considerations for couples who are not married, key legal documents that every adult should have, and how to get legal help when you need it. Read the full transcript here: Get the Money Girl book at

 450 MG How to Prepare Your Credit for a Mortgage Approval | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:21

If you’re eager to move into your dream home, preparing your credit for a mortgage approvall should definitely be on your agenda. Laura gives 6 tips for building credit before you apply for a mortgage, so you get a loan that costs as little as possible. Read the full transcript here:

 474 MG 6 Ways a Trump Presidency Could Affect Your Personal Finances | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:39

No matter if you’re celebrating or protesting Donald Trump's victory for the White House, in this post I’ll cover 6 key areas where the President-elect could change your personal finances. You'll get solid advice to manage your money no matter what’s around the corner. Get the Money Girl book at Read the full transcript here:

 473 MG 10 Facts You Should Know About Homeowners Insurance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:08

Homeowners insurance takes a bite out of your budget when you own a home. Laura covers 10 facts you should know about home insurance so you get the most out of it, fully understand the coverage, and pay less. Get the Money Girl book at Read the full transcript here:


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