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How the Nerds Do It: How an Investing Nerd Maxed Out Her Roth IRA

Saving for retirement can be a challenge for anyone — even our Nerds.

To kick off a new series called “How the Nerds Do It,” Sean talks with investing Nerd Alana Benson about how she maxed out her retirement account. Alana explains what finally made her able to invest and her unique strategy for funding her Roth IRA. She also gives tips to make the most of your retirement savings. Read more

Previous episodes

What the Fed News Means for You, and Choosing a New Bank

The Fed has been in the news a lot lately, raising interest rates and causing recession fears. But what, exactly, do the interest rate hikes mean for various parts of your finances, like your savings and credit cards? We give you the rundown to start off this episode.

Then we answer a listener’s money question about how to choose a new bank — including how to find one that fits your family’s needs. Read more

Beating Money Procrastination, and When to Unfreeze Credit

Sometimes checking things off your financial to-do list can be a real slog. If you find yourself procrastinating, know that you have plenty of company.

To start off this episode, Sean and Liz talk about how to overcome money procrastination. Then they answer a few recent listener questions about student debt cancellation. And in this episode’s money question segment, they talk about when to unfreeze your credit. Read more

Fall Money Tasks, and Saving Enough to Retire

As we head into fall, is your money where you want it to be? To start off this episode, Sean and Liz give you a few easy money tasks so you can end the year right.

Then they answer a listener’s money question about how to save enough money to retire — including when to start spending what you’ve saved up. Read more

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