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Being in control of your money leads to great things. From dealing with debt or student loans, to how to buy a house, NPR wants to help. Subscribe to get episodes from Life Kit on money and personal finance.

Latest Episodes

Mortgage Secrets That Will Save You Money

It's hard to imagine a more boring (and dreaded) word than "mortgage." But if you know where to look, you might find a mortgage that will save you thousands of dollars a year or discover that you qualify for a loan when you didn't think you could.

25 MINOCT 2
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Mortgage Secrets That Will Save You Money

Paperwork, Appointments And Repairs: Managing Adult Responsibilities

Life seems full of ever-increasing piles of paperwork – bills to pay, appointments to make, school forms to sign, carpools to organize. Here's how to conquer all the responsibilities on your to-do list so you can get back to real life.

16 MINSEP 25
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Paperwork, Appointments And Repairs: Managing Adult Responsibilities

How To Save For Your Kid's College Education

Don't let the sticker price of college paralyze you. This episode gives you smart saving strategies — including how to prioritize your own retirement savings, choosing a 529 plan and what financial aid offices really look at — so you can start saving for your child's college tuition.

27 MINSEP 11
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How To Save For Your Kid's College Education

Rx For Medical Debt

One in 5 Americans struggles with medical bills. Here are things you do to get medical bills reduced — or even forgiven.

23 MINAUG 9
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Rx For Medical Debt

Crush Debt Fast (While Staying Motivated)

It is possible to get out of debt fast, but it's a gritty marathon to get to a better place. Here's how to keep up the momentum.

22 MINAUG 7
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Crush Debt Fast (While Staying Motivated)

7 Strategies For Digging Out Of Debt

If you're in debt, you're not alone. Here's how to make a plan and get yourself out.

26 MINAUG 5
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7 Strategies For Digging Out Of Debt

Millennials And Money

In this special episode, Sam Sanders of NPR's "It's Been A Minute" talks with financial journalist Hannah Seligson and Aminatou Sow from the podcast "Call Your Girlfriend" about why millennials are so financially intertwined with their parents.

37 MINJUL 16
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Millennials And Money

Paying For College: What To Know Before You Go

Don't let college anxiety rush you into a financial mistake that could haunt you for years. This Life Kit episode lays out the do's and don'ts of paying for college so that you don't have to mortgage your future before you get there. Here's what to remember:- Consider attending community college before transferring to a more expensive four-year school.- Don't let a school's high price deter you — you may only have to pay a fraction of the advertised price.- The FAFSA form is the gatekeeper to most student financial aid, so don't put it off.- Find free money, from federal Pell Grants to college-based aid to scholarships for left-handed tuba players. - If you or your parents have to borrow beyond federal student lending limits, the degree might not be worth the debt.- Relax! You don't have to attend an elite school to be happy.

30 MINJUN 14
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Paying For College: What To Know Before You Go

Survive College When You're Paying Your Own Way

You've taken the leap and enrolled in college! But money issues don't end when you accept your financial aid. Paying your way through school can be stressful, but lots of folks have made it work and they have advice for how you, too, can navigate your years in college. Here's what to remember: - Find out what resources your college offers for students — you may have to do some digging.- It's OK to get a job, but try to find one that's related to what you want to do. - Make a budget. And don't miss out on that free food!- When being thrifty isn't enough and you have no more hours for a job, talk to the financial aid office about taking out small federal loans.- Don't be afraid to ask for help.- Take care of yourself. You've made it to college: You belong there!

23 MINJUN 12
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Survive College When You're Paying Your Own Way

Pay Off Student Loans The Smart Way

Paying off student loans can be a financial nightmare. But if you know how to navigate the system, you can find a payment plan that's more affordable. Plus, if you qualify for loan forgiveness, you might get tens of thousands of dollars of debt wiped out. Here's what to remember:- Download a list of all your federal loans.- If you get an income-driven repayment plan, stay in it!- Don't trust your loan servicer. Do the research, find your payment plan and get it in writing.- Take a personal day or make a date with a friend to tackle student-loan paperwork.- Consider a full frontal assault on your loans to pay them down quickly.- Loan consolidation or refinancing might make sense for you, but might also lead to financial disaster.

28 MINJUN 10
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Pay Off Student Loans The Smart Way

Latest Episodes

Mortgage Secrets That Will Save You Money

It's hard to imagine a more boring (and dreaded) word than "mortgage." But if you know where to look, you might find a mortgage that will save you thousands of dollars a year or discover that you qualify for a loan when you didn't think you could.

25 MINOCT 2
Comments
Mortgage Secrets That Will Save You Money

Paperwork, Appointments And Repairs: Managing Adult Responsibilities

Life seems full of ever-increasing piles of paperwork – bills to pay, appointments to make, school forms to sign, carpools to organize. Here's how to conquer all the responsibilities on your to-do list so you can get back to real life.

16 MINSEP 25
Comments
Paperwork, Appointments And Repairs: Managing Adult Responsibilities

How To Save For Your Kid's College Education

Don't let the sticker price of college paralyze you. This episode gives you smart saving strategies — including how to prioritize your own retirement savings, choosing a 529 plan and what financial aid offices really look at — so you can start saving for your child's college tuition.

27 MINSEP 11
Comments
How To Save For Your Kid's College Education

Rx For Medical Debt

One in 5 Americans struggles with medical bills. Here are things you do to get medical bills reduced — or even forgiven.

23 MINAUG 9
Comments
Rx For Medical Debt

Crush Debt Fast (While Staying Motivated)

It is possible to get out of debt fast, but it's a gritty marathon to get to a better place. Here's how to keep up the momentum.

22 MINAUG 7
Comments
Crush Debt Fast (While Staying Motivated)

7 Strategies For Digging Out Of Debt

If you're in debt, you're not alone. Here's how to make a plan and get yourself out.

26 MINAUG 5
Comments
7 Strategies For Digging Out Of Debt

Millennials And Money

In this special episode, Sam Sanders of NPR's "It's Been A Minute" talks with financial journalist Hannah Seligson and Aminatou Sow from the podcast "Call Your Girlfriend" about why millennials are so financially intertwined with their parents.

37 MINJUL 16
Comments
Millennials And Money

Paying For College: What To Know Before You Go

Don't let college anxiety rush you into a financial mistake that could haunt you for years. This Life Kit episode lays out the do's and don'ts of paying for college so that you don't have to mortgage your future before you get there. Here's what to remember:- Consider attending community college before transferring to a more expensive four-year school.- Don't let a school's high price deter you — you may only have to pay a fraction of the advertised price.- The FAFSA form is the gatekeeper to most student financial aid, so don't put it off.- Find free money, from federal Pell Grants to college-based aid to scholarships for left-handed tuba players. - If you or your parents have to borrow beyond federal student lending limits, the degree might not be worth the debt.- Relax! You don't have to attend an elite school to be happy.

30 MINJUN 14
Comments
Paying For College: What To Know Before You Go

Survive College When You're Paying Your Own Way

You've taken the leap and enrolled in college! But money issues don't end when you accept your financial aid. Paying your way through school can be stressful, but lots of folks have made it work and they have advice for how you, too, can navigate your years in college. Here's what to remember: - Find out what resources your college offers for students — you may have to do some digging.- It's OK to get a job, but try to find one that's related to what you want to do. - Make a budget. And don't miss out on that free food!- When being thrifty isn't enough and you have no more hours for a job, talk to the financial aid office about taking out small federal loans.- Don't be afraid to ask for help.- Take care of yourself. You've made it to college: You belong there!

23 MINJUN 12
Comments
Survive College When You're Paying Your Own Way

Pay Off Student Loans The Smart Way

Paying off student loans can be a financial nightmare. But if you know how to navigate the system, you can find a payment plan that's more affordable. Plus, if you qualify for loan forgiveness, you might get tens of thousands of dollars of debt wiped out. Here's what to remember:- Download a list of all your federal loans.- If you get an income-driven repayment plan, stay in it!- Don't trust your loan servicer. Do the research, find your payment plan and get it in writing.- Take a personal day or make a date with a friend to tackle student-loan paperwork.- Consider a full frontal assault on your loans to pay them down quickly.- Loan consolidation or refinancing might make sense for you, but might also lead to financial disaster.

28 MINJUN 10
Comments
Pay Off Student Loans The Smart Way
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