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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 459 MG What Is the Bonus Tax Rate? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:58

It’s great to have bonus income, but the net amount can be surprisingly less than you expect. Laura explains the bonus tax rate and different types of income that get singled out for special tax withholding. Plus find out how getting a bonus also affects contributions to workplace retirement accounts like a 401k or 403b. Read the full transcript here:

 458 MG Credit Q&A: Best Ways to Monitor, Repair, and Build Credit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:38

Not only is having good credit a requirement for getting loans and credit cards, especially at competitive interest rates, but it affects other parts of your financial life--even if you never take out a loan. Laura answers 4 questions from readers and podcast listeners about how to monitor, repair, and build credit for life. Read the full transcript here:

 457 MG Canceling Credit Cards—5 Questions to Ask Before Closing Accounts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:36

Not sure if you should cancel a credit card? Laura answers a listener question and gives you 5 questions to ask that will help you know whether closing a credit card will barely affect your credit scores or end up hurting your finances. Read the full transcript here:

 456 MG How to Pay Off Debt By Making More Money | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:08

Laura interviews David Carlson, author of the new book Hustle Away Debt. If you're ready to tackle debt or just have more security, starting a side hustle can be a financial lifeline. Find out the main types to consider, even if your 9 to 5 job leaves you with little time to spare. Read the full transcript here:

 455 MG Buying a Home? Best Ways to Save Your Down Payment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:39

If you're ready to buy a home you'll need enough down payment money to qualify for a mortgage. Find out how much you need, 6 tips to save faster, and the best places to stash cash for your new home. Read the full transcript here:

 454 MG What Tax Do You Pay When Selling a Home? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:56

Laura answers a listener question about how to cut taxes when selling a home. Find out what the capital gains tax is, how it's figured, and 6 tips to legally sell your home tax free. Read the full transcript here:

 453 Cool Tips to Save Money on Utility Bills | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:43

Laura interviews Bruce Lubin, co-author of the best-selling WHO KNEW? series of household hints books--and a new QDT podcast by the same name. We talk about clever ways to reduce energy usage and save money. Find out how Bruce gets his entire family on board to cut their utility bills. Read the full transcript here: Check out the Who Knew podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play!

 445 MG The Best Strategies to Invest Your Money Wisely | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:19:45

Laura answers a podcast listener's question about how to invest money for higher returns. Find out how much and where to put your money so you create financial security without taking too much risk. Read the full transcript here:

 414 MG A Blueprint to Prioritize Your Personal Finances | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:31

Follow this step-by-step blueprint so you know exactly how to prioritize your personal finances. Use these 5 financial priorities to help set goals, leverage your resources, and build wealth as quickly as possible. Read the full transcript here:

 443 MG 8 Ways to Pay Off a Mortgage Early | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:05

Ready to pay off your mortgage? Laura explains who should pay off their mortgage ahead of schedule and who shouldn't. Learn 8 ways to get rid of your home loan as quickly as possible--if it’s a smart financial move for you. Read the full transcript here:

 440 MG Credit Bureau Expert Gives Insider Advice on Building Credit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:43

Laura interviews Rod Griffin, Experian's director of public education, about a variety of important topics that will help you build and maintain excellent credit, no matter your financial situation. Read the full transcript here:

 433 MG 7 Financial Resolutions That Will Save You Thousands | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:52

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:

 431 MG Should You Get or Pay Off a Home Mortgage? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:28

Laura covers 5 main advantages of having a mortgage, plus when it pays to wait for one. You'll find out whether you should pay off a mortgage early and how much debt you should have to maintain a healthy financial life. Read the full transcript here:

 402 MG Finding the Right Partner for Life and Financial Success | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:50

Five important traits to look for when choosing a life partner (plus many to avoid) so you're more likely to have a happy and successful financial life together. Read the full podcast here:

 430 MG Investing Tips for College Students and Baby Boomers (Plus Everyone in Between) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:14

Laura answers common investing questions from a young college student and a baby boomer. No matter if you're just starting out, getting close to retirement, or are somewhere in between, you'll get tips to make sure you have plenty of money for a comfortable retirement. Read the full transcript here:


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