Smart Money Podcast

In each episode, NerdWallet experts answer real-world financial questions, so you can work toward your goals faster and manage your money smarter.

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Saving for Retirement When You’re Self-Employed: SEP IRAs, SIMPLE IRAs and Other Plans

Learn retirement savings strategies tailored for self-employed individuals to secure a financially stable future. Read more.

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Special Series: Your Money in 2024

Real Estate Prices, Interest Rates and More

Understand your options for buying or selling a home in the rapidly evolving 2024 housing market — and how to time it, or not. Read more

Investment Strategies for Financial Success

Gain 2024 investment insights and get answers to questions on long-term strategies, stock market volatility, real estate investments trusts and more. Read more.

How to Set Goals You Can Actually Achieve

Wondering how to set financial goals you’ll actually follow through on? Have questions about how to avoid end-of-year financial regrets? The Nerds have you covered! Read more.

Previous episodes

Saving for Retirement When You’re Self-Employed: SEP IRAs, SIMPLE IRAs and Other Plans

Learn retirement savings strategies tailored for self-employed individuals to secure a financially stable future. Read more.

How to Have Difficult Money Conversations with Friends and Partners featuring Nicole Lapin

Apply lessons from physical fitness to improve your financial fitness. Plus: how to manage money in your relationships. Read more.

Taxes for the Self-Employed - Avoid Common Tax Mistakes and Navigate Freelancer Finances

Master self-employment taxes and avoid common tax mistakes with expert strategies for managing your finances year-round. Read more.

How to Freeze and Monitor Your Credit to Help Prevent Identity Theft

Learn about navigating retirement joyfully and how to defend against identity theft with credit freezing and monitoring. Read more.

Is Self-Employment for You? A Financial Guide for Entrepreneurs

Master your self-employment finances with answers to questions about budgeting, planning and separating funds.

Saving Money with Credit Card Rewards Points: Travel, Cash Back and More

Get answers to common questions that will allow you to maximize your credit card rewards points and avoid common point planning pitfalls with our Nerdy expert tips. Read more

How to Navigate Home Buying and Selling in 2024: Real Estate Prices, Interest Rates and More

Understand your options for buying or selling a home in the rapidly evolving 2024 housing market — and how to time it, or not. Read more

Your Guide to Choosing Banks and Accounts for Building Wealth

Listen to our webinar on how banking right can help you grow your money, with tips for choosing accounts and changing banks. Read more.

How to Manage Credit and Debt for Financial Wellness in 2024

Prepare for financial health in 2024 with expert strategies for managing your credit and getting and staying out of debt. Read more.

Learn From The Nerds - Best Money Moves of 2023

In this episode of NerdWallet's Smart Money Podcast, hosts Sean Pyles and Sara Rathner share the best money moves of 2023 as submitted by their fellow colleagues. Read more

Year-End Money Tasks to Thrive in 2024 and How to Choose a Budgeting App

Learn about practical money management tasks to set yourself up for success in 2024 and tips for choosing a budgeting app. Read more

How Your Feedback Shapes Our Podcast - Listener Messages from 2023

Hosts Sean Pyles and Sara Rathner share feedback and constructive criticism from listeners over the past year. Read more