Life Kit: Money

Life Kit: Money

Life Kit: Money

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Being in control of your money leads to great things. From dealing with debt or student loans, to how to buy a house, NPR wants to help. Subscribe to get episodes from Life Kit on money and personal finance.
  1. August 06, 2022
    32 min
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    Life Kit Presents: CNN's Diversifying
    We're sharing an episode of CNN's personal finance podcast, Diversifying. Host Delyanne Barros explores the question: How does money make you feel? This episode centers on an all too common but under-discussed…
  2. July 26, 2022
    22 min
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    How to financially prepare for having a baby
    Having a baby is one of the biggest - and most expensive - life changes a person can experience. Here's what you need to know about financially planning for a baby, according to Farnoosh Torabi, Editor at Large…
  3. July 25, 2022
    22 min
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    Crypto 101: blockchains, currencies and security
    If the words "crypto," "Bitcoin," "blockchain," "mining," feel overwhelming or confusing Life Kit is here to help. In this episode, experts to demystify cryptocurrencies and give you the tools to decide whether…
  4. July 14, 2022
    23 min
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    How to avoid 'lifestyle creep'
    Making more money tends to lead to spending more money. It's a phenomenon known as "lifestyle creep." Paco de Leon, author of Finance for the People, shares advice on keeping your long term financial goals in c…
  5. July 05, 2022
    19 min
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    Save money with these basic car maintenance tips
    Car ownership can be intimidating - and expensive - especially when it comes to upkeep. In this episode of Life Kit, get expert guidance on how to spot and maintain essential safety features in a car, how to fi…
  6. June 23, 2022
    20 min
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    How to stop stress-spending
    We could all stand to stretch our cash a little further right now. Life Kit teamed up with financial expert Tiffany Aliche, also known as the Budgetnista, for tips about how to separate needs from wants, stop s…
  7. June 02, 2022
    21 min
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    Life Kit answers your personal finance questions
    Whether you want to save for a vacation or retirement, build generational wealth or split expenses with a partner, Life Kit answers your questions about personal finance.
  8. March 28, 2022
    11 min
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    Your tax refund, explained
    It's tax season >. But don't worry, in this episode of Life Kit, CPA and tax analyst Kimberly Washington offers helpful advice on maximizing your refund, what deductions to remember and how the child tax credit…
  9. February 07, 2022
    21 min
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    Financial advice for artists who think they're 'bad with money'
    Getting your finances in order can be intimidating, especially for freelancers, creatives, and side-giggers. Financial planner and artist Paco de Leon shares simple, holistic advice for tuning up your finances.
  10. January 13, 2022
    16 min
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    How To Make Ethical Investing Work For You
    Money talks, but how do you make sure your money is sending the right message? Ethical investing isn't magic, but it's one way to try and put your money where your morals are. Here's what you need to know befor…
  11. January 06, 2022
    16 min
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    How to curb money avoidance and face financial woes head-on
    If you wince every time you open up your credit card app or feel stressed just thinking about personal finances, here's how to curb money avoidance and train your brain to face your money woes head-on.
  12. December 21, 2021
    17 min
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    How to give thoughtful holiday gifts on a budget
    Holiday gift exchanges can feel like a burden, especially if you're shopping on a budget. Here are tips from a shopping expert on how to give more thoughtful presents — without breaking the bank. (This episode…
  13. December 11, 2021
    11 min
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    How to shop for sustainable holiday gifts
    It's time for holiday shopping — except this year, some consumers are making the deliberate choice to buy less to protect our environment. In this episode, writer Annaliese Griffin shares tips on online thrift…
  14. December 09, 2021
    16 min
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    How to talk money with friends, from planning a hangout to splitting the bill
    Even among the closest of friends, conversations about money and privilege can be awkward. In this episode from Life Kit and The Cut, author Otegha Uwagba discusses how we can break that ice — before it's time…
  15. November 01, 2021
    20 min
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    How to start a budget. (And why you might actually enjoy it)
    Whether you're paying down credit cards or saving for daily necessities, the best place to start is with a budget. Some simple tools can help. (This episode first ran in November 2019.)
  16. October 18, 2021
    24 min
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    How To Choose A Health Insurance Plan
    Open enrollment is back again and with it, the many confusing health insurance terms. Here are some of those terms defined to help you choose the best plan for you.
  17. October 05, 2021
    18 min
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    The Case For A 4-Day Workweek
    The five-day workweek can feel as preordained as the number of minutes in an hour, but it hasn't always been the norm. Workers fought for a Monday-to-Friday schedule before it became standard in the U.S. in the…
  18. September 30, 2021
    14 min
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    It's FAFSA Time! Here's How To Apply For College Financial Aid
    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens to potential college students to fill out on Oct. 1. Here's how to fill out the form to get money for college.
  19. September 07, 2021
    17 min
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    How To Thrive While Working In A Hybrid Setup
    Working in a hybrid setup can be challenging as well as rewarding. Here are some tips on how to make it work.
  20. September 06, 2021
    26 min
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    7 Tips To Help You Get Out Of Debt
    It's easy to get into debt, but harder to get out of it — especially if you don't have a plan. This episode offers strategies to help you pay off debt.

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