Podcast

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

Money Girl provides short and friendly business, personal finance, 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. From the creators of Grammar Girl at QuickandDirtyTips.com.

Episodes

  • 528 - 14 Tips to Kill Impulse Buying and Save Money

    Feb 13 2019

    Instead of caving to impulse shopping, use these 14 tips and tricks to resist bad spending habits so you can save more money. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/saving-spending/14-tips-to-stop-impulse-buying-and-save-money Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauraAdams

  • 579 - 5 Steps to Declutter Your Finances and Tax Records

    Feb 05 2019

    Confused about what tax records and financial paperwork you need to keep? Money Girl, Laura Adams, helps you declutter your financial life, manage your tax records, and stay organized in 5 easy steps. Find out how long to keep important records and what to toss. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/taxes/5-steps-to-declutter-your-finances-and-tax-records Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL F...more

  • 578 - Tips to Cut Taxes When You Work from a Home Office

    Jan 30 2019

    Working from home comes with many benefits, including the home office tax deduction. Money Girl explains what this new tax break is, how to find out if you're eligible, how to figure your deduction, and how much money you could save. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/taxes/how-to-cut-taxes-when-you-work-from-home?page=2 Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook....more

  • 577 - How to Set Better Personal Finance Goals for 2019

    Jan 18 2019

    Find out how to create financial goals you can stick with and achieve. Money Girl Laura Adams offers essential tips plus her 7 personal finance resolutions in 2019. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/retirement/how-to-set-better-personal-finance-goals-for-2019 Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauraAdams

  • 576 - Pay Off Debt or Save? Your Step-by-Step Guide for Making Smart Money Decisions

    Jan 16 2019

    Not sure whether to save, pay off debt, or invest for retirement? Use this 5-step guide to make smart money decisions. It will help you leverage your financial resources, reduce stress, and build wealth as quickly as possible. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/loans/pay-off-debt-or-save-your-5-step-guide-for-making-smart-money-decisions Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https:...more

  • 575 - 4 Ways to Start a Retirement Account as a Self-Employed Freelancer

    Jan 08 2019

    Self-employed people have just as many ways to save for retirement as those working a 9-5 job. Laura covers the rules, pros, and cons of four easy retirement account options that any freelancer or entrepreneur can use to create a comfortable, happy lifestyle in retirement. Read the transcript at: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/retirement/4-ways-to-start-a-retirement-account-as-a-self-employed-freelancer Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.c...more

  • 574 - 10 Horrible Habits That Keep You from Growing Rich

    Jan 02 2019

    Acknowledging bad habits that need to be dropped can be the secret to achieving more with your money. Laura covers 10 horrible, counterproductive behaviors that can keep you from growing rich and sabotage your financial future. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/saving-spending/10-horrible-habits-that-keep-you-from-growing-rich Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.face...more

  • 531 - 8 Investing Rules to Follow Even When the Stock Market Drops

    Dec 26 2018

    No matter what happens in the stock market, Laura covers 8 rules for investing wisely without taking too much risk. Learn how much you should invest and where to put your money so you create financial security even when the stock market drops. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/investing/8-investing-rules-to-follow-even-when-the-stock-market-drops Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Faceb...more

  • 573 - Prevent ID Theft: 8 Tips on Credit Freezes, Locks, and Alerts

    Dec 19 2018

    Identity theft is a growing problem, but there are ways to fight back. Laura covers eight tips for using a credit freeze, credit lock, or a fraud alert to block fraudsters from wreaking havoc in your financial life--plus, warning signs to watch for. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/credit/prevent-id-theft-8-tips-on-credit-freezes-locks-and-alerts Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Faceb...more

  • 572 - 7 Ways to Manage Money Better Before Year-End

    Dec 12 2018

    The New Year is when most people resolve to get their health and wealth back on track. But there are some great ways to improve your personal finances that can only be accomplished before the year ends. Laura covers seven tips to manage money better and hit your financial goals this year. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/retirement/7-ways-to-manage-money-better-before-year-end Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podca...more

  • 571 - 5 Tips on Nondeductible IRAs and Taxable Accounts

    Dec 05 2018

    Laura covers five tips for choosing the best types of retirement accounts for you and your family. Having more than one account is awesome, but the rules to qualify can be a little tricky. You'll find out what to do when faced with the choice of a nondeductible IRA or a taxable brokerage account. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/retirement/5-tips-on-nondeductible-iras-and-taxable-accounts Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtyti...more

  • 570 - 6 Ways the New Tax Rules Affect Your Retirement

    Nov 28 2018

    The IRS recently announced that next year you can save more in different types of tax-advantaged retirement plans. Find out six ways the new tax rules affect your retirement. Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauraAdams

  • 569 - 8 Ways to Make the Holidays Less Expensive and More Memorable

    Nov 21 2018

    Don't let financial pitfalls of the holidays sneak up on you. Laura covers wise tips to make the season brighter, less expensive, and more memorable! Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/saving-spending/8-ways-to-make-the-holidays-less-expensive-and-more-memorable Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauraAdams

  • 568 - A 6-Step Guide to Managing Your Student Loans

    Nov 14 2018

    In this excerpt from Laura's new book, "Debt-Free Blueprint: How to Get Out of Debt and Build a Financial Life You Love," you'll get solid tips to manage student loans wisely and use lesser-known strategies to make education debt much more affordable. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/loans/a-6-step-guide-to-managing-your-student-loans Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https:/...more

  • 567 - Money Anxiety? 5 Numbers That Reveal Your Financial Health

    Nov 07 2018

    Financial ratios and formulas are useful tools to gauge your financial health. By watching these five ratios over time you can easily see if your finances are moving in the right direction or need help. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/retirement/money-anxiety-5-numbers-that-reveal-your-financial-health Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT ...more

  • 516 - 5 Steps to Grow Rich Without a Budget

    Oct 31 2018

    Have you been putting off creating a budget or tried it with no success? Breathe a sigh of relief because you can still achieve your financial goals without one. Laura gives you 5 steps to grow rich even if budgeting isn't your thing. Get the Money Girl book at http://www.MoneyGirlBook.com. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/saving-spending/grow-rich-without-a-budget Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW...more

  • 566 - Starting a Family? 5 Money Mistakes New Parents Make

    Oct 22 2018

    Becoming a parent is exciting, but it can be a huge stress on your finances if you're not prepared. Find out smart tips to save money and avoid common money mistakes that many new parents make. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/saving-spending/starting-a-family-5-money-mistakes-new-parents-make Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter: ...more

  • 565 - Got Old Retirement Accounts? 5 Costly Mistakes to Avoid

    Oct 17 2018

    Having retirement accounts with previous employers can leave you unsure about what to do with them. Laura reviews your options five costly mistakes to avoid when dealing with your old retirement plans. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/retirement/got-old-retirement-accounts-5-costly-mistakes-to-avoid Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twi...more

  • 564 - 13 Warning Signs That You Have a Debt Problem

    Oct 10 2018

    If you're not sure if you have a debt problem, Laura breaks down 13 warning signs you should know. You’ll learn red flags to watch out for that could prevent you from building wealth and solutions to turn around your financial life. Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauraAdams

  • 563 - How to Save Money Using a Balance Transfer Credit Card

    Oct 03 2018

    Not sure if a balance transfer credit card offer is right for you? Laura explains what a transfer card is, the pros and cons, and when it can help you save money. You’ll learn smart tips to cut your interest expense and get out of debt faster. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/loans/how-to-save-money-using-a-balance-transfer-credit-card Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https:...more

  • 562 - 10 Best Perks of an Amazon Prime Membership

    Sep 26 2018

    Laura reviews 10 of the best money-saving benefits of being an Amazon Prime member. Find out if a membership is right for you and how to take full advantage of everything Prime has to offer. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/saving-spending/10-best-perks-of-an-amazon-prime-membership Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter: https://twi...more

  • 561 - 6 Tips and Investing Strategies to Retire Early (and Without Penalty)

    Sep 19 2018

    Ready to quit work or begin a financially independent lifestyle? Laura covers six tips and strategies to help you amass enough money to retire early and on your terms. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/retirement/6-tips-and-investing-strategies-to-retire-early-and-without-penalty-0 Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter: https://twit...more

  • 560 - 8 Best Budgeting and Personal Finance Tools

    Sep 12 2018

    Laura reviews eight of the best personal finance tools to make sense of your money, stay organized, and achieve your financial goals. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/saving-spending/8-best-budgeting-and-personal-finance-tools Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauraAdams

  • 559 - 5 Ways Mindfulness Makes You a Better Money Manager

    Sep 05 2018

    Find out how the secular practice of mindfulness helps you live more fully in the present moment and is a powerful way to take control of your finances. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/saving-spending/5-ways-mindfulness-makes-you-a-better-money-manager Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauraAdams

  • 558 - Your Guide to Getting a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)

    Aug 29 2018

    If you're a homeowner you might wonder if it's a good idea to dip into your equity using a HELOC. What's a HELOC? How do you get one? And should you use one to pay off a primary mortgage faster? A list of pros and cons to consider. Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauraAdams

  • 557 - How to Know If Your Health Plan Qualifies for an HSA

    Aug 22 2018

    Not sure if your health insurance qualifies you for a health savings account or HSA? Laura answers a listener question and covers the facts about what an HSA is and the rules to qualify for one. If your health plan qualifies, using an HSA is one of the best ways to cut your medical costs and save more money. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/insurance/how-to-know-if-your-health-plan-qualifies-for-an-hsa Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.q...more

  • 556 - 6 Rules Every Investor Should Know About Retirement RMDs

    Aug 15 2018

    While it might be a while before you begin taking distributions from a retirement account, there are important rules you should factor into your planning, no matter your age. Find out what retirement RMDs are, how they affect different types of retirement accounts, and 6 distribution rules every investor should know. Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT ...more

  • 555 - How to Retire With Enough Money and Income

    Aug 08 2018

    Saving for retirement is the granddaddy of all financial goals--but how much do you really need? Find out where retirement income comes from and easy ways to figure the amount of savings and income you'll need to enjoy a comfortable retirement. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/retirement/how-to-retire-with-enough-money-and-income Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www....more

  • 554 - 3 Excuses Keeping You from Saving (and How to Kill Them)

    Aug 01 2018

    If you're behind on saving, don't let common excuses keep you poor. Laura covers 3 reasons why you may not be saving for retirement and how to overcome them, no matter how much or little money you have. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-finance/retirement/3-excuses-keeping-you-from-saving-and-how-to-kill-them Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW MONEY GIRL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneyGirlQDT Tw...more

  • 503 MG What Insurance College Kids Need and Tips to Save

    Jul 25 2018

    Make sure you don't skimp on insurance needs for your college student. Laura answers a listener question about how to handle vehicles for students and shop for insurance. Plus, you'll learn other important considerations to protect your belongings and liability when you have kids away at school.