Discover Money Confidential, Our Weekly Podcast That Offers Practical Solutions to All Your Financial Questions
When we think about money, there's a lot to cover—making it, saving it, investing it, giving it, spending it, and—sometimes, hardest of all—talking about it. In Real Simple's new podcast, Money Confidential, we talk about your (confidential) money problems, offering smart, practical, and completely doable solutions to help you work toward your long- and short-term financial goals. From investing beyond your 401(k) to paying off student debt while saving for the future—and even tackling the stress that comes with mixing money and relationships—we have real conversations about money, and offer solutions that actually work.
Interested? Check out our weekly episodes, where we've already covered some key financial issues. But we're also looking for women of all ages and backgrounds to tell us their money story, and get free professional advice from our team of experts.
Here's how it works: You give us all your basic details (age, salary, assets, debts, goals), and our host will convene a panel of pertinent professionals to discuss your dilemma (anonymously, of course) and come up with actionable, substantive changes you can implement to work toward a more sound financial future.
Meet our host, Stefanie O'Connell Rodriguez
Stefanie is a nationally recognized personal finance expert ready to talk work, worth, and money with unapologetically ambitious women. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Oprah Magazine, and Stefanie has appeared on ABC World News, CBSN, Fox & Friends, Fox Business, Bloomberg, The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, and more to share her smart, practical solutions to any money problem.
- January 24: How to buy a house without regretting it
- January 17: How do I manage my money while I'm struggling with my mental health?
- January 10: The #1 thing you should ask yourself before you buy a house
- January 3: I'm a first-time parent—how should I change the way I manage money?
- December 13: What's the best way to build generational wealth for my family?
- December 6: How do I save for a wedding, a house and a family—all at the same time?
- November 22: Is renting really throwing away money?
- November 15: My mother died without a will and I've spent over $15,000 (so far) trying to settle her estate
- November 8: How do I balance supporting my children with saving for my future?
- October 25: I make a lot of money, but I can't stop living paycheck to paycheck.
- October 18: I'm 64 and I've barely saved for retirement. What should I do?
- October 11: I can't afford to keep lending money to my family. How do I set boundaries?
- October 4: Is now a good time to buy a new home?
- September 27: What's the best way to get out of debt?
- September 20: What should I do first: invest or pay off my student loans?
- September 13: I still have $51,000 in student loan debt. How can I save for my kids' college education?
- August 30: How can I pay off debt—without sacrificing my social life?
- August 16: How to talk about money with your partner (without arguing)
- August 9: I'm not sure whether I want a baby. Should I save for one anyway?
- August 2: I bought my first house and it was a mistake. What now?
- July 26: How do I plan my dream wedding on a budget?
- July 19: How do I create a budget I can actually stick to?
- July 12: I want a prenup. How do I ask for one without offending my partner?
- June 28: I had cancer at 34 and now I'm trying to pay off thousands of dollars in medical bills.
- June 21: I got scammed and now my credit is ruined. How do I rebuild it?
- May 17: I'm only 27, but I already feel so behind financially.
- May 10: I just got divorced. How do I rebuild my finances?
- May 3: I owe over $17,000 in credit card debt.
- April 26: I tried to negotiate my salary, and the company rescinded my offer.
- April 19: How do I support my kid and save money as a single parent?
- April 12: I have over $100K in student loan debt. How do I even begin to pay it off?
- April 5: How do I plan and invest for retirement—even when I have a lot of other financial priorities?
- March 29: I make more money than my boyfriend. How can we be financial equals?
- March 22: My shopping addiction has ruined my savings. Help!
- March 15: Is now a bad time to start a business?
- March 8: Is it OK to keep money secrets from my partner?
- March 1: I'm tired of being 'bad with money.' Where do I even start to get my finances on track?
- Introducing Money Confidential