Episode archive

“How Can My Credit Score Save Me Money?”

Sure, you got a high credit score — but how can you make the most of it? Sean and Dayana talk with NerdWallet all-star Liz Weston to see how you could use your high credit score to save thousands of dollars. Read more…

“Should I Refinance My Student Loans?”

 

Refinancing student loans might save you money — if you’re a good candidate. But that’s not the only way to help manage your student debt. In this episode Dayana and Sean get to the bottom of when student loan refinancing is a good idea, so you can see if it’s right for you. Read more…

“My Prescription Costs Are Wrecking My Budget. What Can I Do?”

Having Type 1 diabetes can be expensive. Just ask Paloma Kemak, aka Glitter Glucose on Instagram, who pays over $1,000 a month for her insulin. Dayana and Sean talk with her about her experience living with diabetes and offer tips to help manage the costs. Read more…

“What’s the best way to rack up travel rewards quickly?”

You can rack up travel credit card points quickly — if you know the right tips. In this episode, Sean and Dayana give you the inside scoop so you can earn points and miles fast to fund a vacation on credit card rewards. Read more…

“Am I saving enough for retirement?”

Here’s how to know if you’re saving enough for retirement — and what to do if you’re behind, or haven’t even gotten started yet. Dayana and Sean explain easy steps to help you set aside a pot of gold to spend in your golden years. Read more…

“How do I travel-hack the holidays?”

Want to make holiday travel a little less hectic? Dayana and Sean get the scoop from NerdWallet’s travel-hacking expert, Joe Cortez, to give you the insider tips to do just that. Learn how to cut lines, make the most of your Priority Pass and more. Read more…

“How should I prioritize my budget?”

Wants versus needs. Spending versus saving. You can have it all (even the fun stuff) by following a simple budget to direct your dollars wisely. Read more…

“Is a travel credit card right for me?”

From application to acceptance, to acquiring and using points, NerdWallet card sharks share tips on finding the right rewards program. Read more…

How to get out of debt: Interview with the Debt Free Guys

John Schneider and David Auten discuss how they paid off over $50,000 in credit card debt, and the need for personal finance education in the LGBTQ community. Read more…

“I want to invest. How should I start?”

We dive into the basics — getting financially ready, finding a good first investment, how to wade in safely and get over the fear of losing money. Read more…

“What’s a side hustle and should I start one?”

There are a lot of side gigs out there. (Nerds took some for a test drive!) Here’s how to tell which ones are worth it and which are scams. Read more…

Inside student loan scams

Are companies that offer to reduce or eliminate your debt legit? We hear Selina’s story about what happened with her $60,000 student debt and tell you how to get real help. Read more…