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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 429 MG How Leasing a Car (and Getting Out Early) Works | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:22

Laura answers a listener question about how to get out of a car lease early. Find out how car leasing works, what to do if you need to exit one before it expires, and how it compares to buying a vehicle. Read the full transcript here:

 428 MG Do Lost or Stolen Credit Cards Hurt Your Credit Score? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:23

Laura answers questions about how replacements for lost or stolen credit cards affect your credit. Find out how to protect your credit and the best places to get your reports and credit scores for free. Read the full transcript here:

 427 MG What Is a myRA Retirement Account? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:54

Laura explains a brand new type of retirement account called the myRA. Find out the pros and cons, who's eligible to have one, and how to set one up. Read the full transcript here:

 390 MG 4 Radically Simple Places to Invest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:23

Find out Money Girl's favorite radically simple and innovative places to invest money right now - no matter how much cash you have to spare. Read the transcipt:

 426 MG 7 Credit Score Traps You Should Avoid | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:51

Don't let common credit pitfalls hurt your financial life! Laura answer reader questions and covers 7 credit traps that could upset your personal finances if you’re not looking out for them. Read the full transcript here:

 425 MG The Truth About Debt and Death | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:26

Ever worried about having to pay a deceased family member’s debts or wondered who will pay yours? Laura Adams gives you the facts (and peace of mind, hopefully) about debt and death. Read the full transcript here:

 424 MG 3 FAQs About 401k Retirement Plans | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:02

Laura answers reader questions about 401ks and 403bs, including what happens to your account if you get divorced, how to handle a retirement provider that doesn't seem reputable, and how to pay taxes due when you convert a traditional plan into a Roth IRA. Read the full transcript here:

 423 MG How to Go Paperless (Securely) with Your Finances | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:43

Follow 5 steps to manage your finances with no (or much less) paper. Learn the pros and cons, a few paper exceptions to consider, and how to make a transition to digital record keeping as easy and comfortable as possible. Read the full transcript here:

 422 MG 5 Retirement Options When You’re Self-Employed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:19

Even if you don't work for a big company, you can still use a retirement account to cut taxes and save more for the future. Laura answers a reader question and covers 5 of the best retirement accounts to use when you're a freelancer, work part time, are self-employed, or work for a small company that doesn't offer a retirement plan. Read the full transcript here:

 421 MG Got Cash? What to Do with Extra Money | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:28

Laura answers a reader question about what to do with extra cash in her bank account by recommending an easy action plan called PIP. Find out what it is and how to use it to solve just about any financial dilemma. Want updates from Laura? Text the phrase "GetUpdates" to 33444, then enter your email when prompted. It's that easy. You can also connect on Twitter at @LauraAdams. Read the full transcript here:

 420 MG Are You Making Investing Too Complicated? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:35

Stop making investing so complicated! All you need are these fundamentals to build a huge amount of wealth. Laura gives you the truth about how to start investing and which investments to choose. Read the full transcript here:

 419 MG Credit Card Authorized Users—How to Avoid Getting Burned | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:06

Considering adding a partner, spouse, family member, or friend as an authorized user to your credit card? Or maybe you want to be added to someone else's card. First, understand the potential risks. Read the full transcript here:

 418 MG When to Monitor, Freeze, or Put an Alert on Your Credit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:48

Find out what to do when you find out that your personal data has been compromised. Understand the differences between a security fraud alert and a credit freeze, how they affect your credit, and the pros and cons of using a credit monitoring service. Read the full transcript here:

 417 MG 8 Financial Truths That Can Change Your Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:04

Laura covers eight truths that have the power to transform your financial life. Use them to make better decisions, set the right priorities, and build more wealth. Read the full transcript here:

 416 MG Financial Q&A: Tips to Hack Money Management | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:09

It's time to hack money management so you earn more, save time, stay organized, keep on track with your financial goals. Read the full transcript here:


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