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346
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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

Getting Out Of Medical Debt Can Feel Impossible. Here's How To Do It

One in five Americans struggles with medical bills. The secret is that there's something you can do about it — you just have to know where to look and how to ask.

23 MIN3 w ago
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Getting Out Of Medical Debt Can Feel Impossible. Here's How To Do It

Your Boss Wants You Back. But Is It Safe?

Returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic? This episode helps workers understand their rights, including current rules about unemployment, safety concerns and underlying conditions.

16 MINJUL 7
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Your Boss Wants You Back. But Is It Safe?

End-Of-Life Planning Is A 'Lifetime Gift' To Your Loved Ones

Talking about death makes many of us uncomfortable, so we don't plan for it. But the reality is even a small amount of planning ensures our final wishes are honored — and makes it easier on our friends and family. This episode will help you get started on making a will and an advanced directive, even if you don't have a big estate.

21 MINJUN 30
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End-Of-Life Planning Is A 'Lifetime Gift' To Your Loved Ones

Don't Fall For The Unnecessary Fee Trap

It's easy to get caught in a cycle of mounting overdraft fees, credit card interest and high-cost loans. A few simple tools can help you hold onto those hard-earned dollars.

22 MINMAY 21
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Don't Fall For The Unnecessary Fee Trap

Juggling Student Loans During A Pandemic

The CARES Act provides relief to many student loan borrowers during the coronavirus pandemic. But how do you know if you qualify? What if you're enrolled in Public Student Loan Forgiveness? What about private loans? This episode, a Life Kit collaboration with Death, Sex & Money from WNYC Studios, explains the fine print of how to handle students loans during coronavirus.

21 MINAPR 27
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Juggling Student Loans During A Pandemic

What To Do If You Lost Work Because Of Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has caused vast economic disruptions. Millions of people are filing for unemployment, trying to pay rent and deferring loans. If you've lost work, here are some things you can do.

17 MINMAR 30
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What To Do If You Lost Work Because Of Coronavirus

Coping With Coronavirus: Tips For Your Wallet And Kitchen

Staying at home means new challenges for your daily habits. This episode, we talk about budget tips and cooking hacks for your self-quarantine time.

12 MINMAR 27
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Coping With Coronavirus: Tips For Your Wallet And Kitchen

Is It Better To Rent Or Buy A House?

Life Kit shares 6 tips that will help you decide if you should rent or buy a house.

22 MINMAR 3
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Is It Better To Rent Or Buy A House?

How To Buy A Car (Without Being Taken For A Ride)

Whether you're a pro at car buying or intimidated by the thought of stepping into a car dealership, there are always ways to play the car buying game better. This episode will help you strategize to avoid the potential pitfalls when it comes to getting a car loan, so you can drive away with a good deal.

23 MINFEB 18
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How To Buy A Car (Without Being Taken For A Ride)

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 MIN2019 OCT 2
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Mortgage Secrets That Will Save You Money

Latest Episodes

Getting Out Of Medical Debt Can Feel Impossible. Here's How To Do It

One in five Americans struggles with medical bills. The secret is that there's something you can do about it — you just have to know where to look and how to ask.

23 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Getting Out Of Medical Debt Can Feel Impossible. Here's How To Do It

Your Boss Wants You Back. But Is It Safe?

Returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic? This episode helps workers understand their rights, including current rules about unemployment, safety concerns and underlying conditions.

16 MINJUL 7
Comments
Your Boss Wants You Back. But Is It Safe?

End-Of-Life Planning Is A 'Lifetime Gift' To Your Loved Ones

Talking about death makes many of us uncomfortable, so we don't plan for it. But the reality is even a small amount of planning ensures our final wishes are honored — and makes it easier on our friends and family. This episode will help you get started on making a will and an advanced directive, even if you don't have a big estate.

21 MINJUN 30
Comments
End-Of-Life Planning Is A 'Lifetime Gift' To Your Loved Ones

Don't Fall For The Unnecessary Fee Trap

It's easy to get caught in a cycle of mounting overdraft fees, credit card interest and high-cost loans. A few simple tools can help you hold onto those hard-earned dollars.

22 MINMAY 21
Comments
Don't Fall For The Unnecessary Fee Trap

Juggling Student Loans During A Pandemic

The CARES Act provides relief to many student loan borrowers during the coronavirus pandemic. But how do you know if you qualify? What if you're enrolled in Public Student Loan Forgiveness? What about private loans? This episode, a Life Kit collaboration with Death, Sex & Money from WNYC Studios, explains the fine print of how to handle students loans during coronavirus.

21 MINAPR 27
Comments
Juggling Student Loans During A Pandemic

What To Do If You Lost Work Because Of Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has caused vast economic disruptions. Millions of people are filing for unemployment, trying to pay rent and deferring loans. If you've lost work, here are some things you can do.

17 MINMAR 30
Comments
What To Do If You Lost Work Because Of Coronavirus

Coping With Coronavirus: Tips For Your Wallet And Kitchen

Staying at home means new challenges for your daily habits. This episode, we talk about budget tips and cooking hacks for your self-quarantine time.

12 MINMAR 27
Comments
Coping With Coronavirus: Tips For Your Wallet And Kitchen

Is It Better To Rent Or Buy A House?

Life Kit shares 6 tips that will help you decide if you should rent or buy a house.

22 MINMAR 3
Comments
Is It Better To Rent Or Buy A House?

How To Buy A Car (Without Being Taken For A Ride)

Whether you're a pro at car buying or intimidated by the thought of stepping into a car dealership, there are always ways to play the car buying game better. This episode will help you strategize to avoid the potential pitfalls when it comes to getting a car loan, so you can drive away with a good deal.

23 MINFEB 18
Comments
How To Buy A Car (Without Being Taken For A Ride)

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 MIN2019 OCT 2
Comments
Mortgage Secrets That Will Save You Money
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