Money Confidential Podcast

Money Confidential, a new podcast from Real Simple, explores the many aspects of money: making it, saving it, investing it, giving it, spending it and—sometimes, hardest of all—talking about it. Each week, Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez, a nationally recognized money expert, delves into your (confidential) money problems and delivers smart, practical, and completely doable solutions that will help you work toward your ultimate financial goals. She cuts through the confusion of investing beyond your 401K, eases the overwhelming pressure of paying off student debt while saving for the future, and even tackles the stress that comes with mixing money and relationships (Is it really OK to keep money secrets from your partner?!). This is the place to come for real talk about money—and real solutions that actually work.

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Should You Worry About Meeting Money Milestones?

On this week's episode of Money Confidential, our caller worries whether he's already behind financially.

How I Paid Off $100K in Student Loans

I was the first person in my family to even consider a four-year college, and two degrees left me with six figures in student loan debt. Here's how I paid it off to become debt-free in a decade.

Tips for Recovering Financially After a Divorce

Learn how to get your finances back on solid ground after a divorce on this week's Money Confidential podcast.

On This Week's Money Confidential Podcast: "I Owe Over $17,000 in Credit Card Debt—Help!"

On this week's episode of Money Confidential, host Stefanie O'Connell Rodriguez and financial expert Cindy Zuniga-Sanchez take on one of the most common financial issues people face—rising credit card debt.

What to Do When Salary Negotiations Backfire

What should you do if you take the advice to lean in and ask for more—and you end up losing the job as a result? Find out on this week's Money Confidential podcast.
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How to Deal With Your Student Loan Debt While Managing Financial Goals for the Future

In this week’s episode of Money Confidential, host Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez and financial expert Lynette Khalfani-Cox advise a woman struggling to pay off more than $100,000 in student loan debt.

Is Good Debt a Real Thing?

Is it true that no debt is good debt? Not quite. Here, three money experts break down the pros and cons of debt—and how to maximize its positives.

How to Use Budgeting Apps to Pay Down Your Loans

Fin-tech apps can assist with everything from budgeting, banking, investing, and negotiating to eliminating subscriptions, squirreling away spare change—and, yes, that mountain of debt.