It’s that time of year again when I know many of you will be receiving a federal tax refund. And some may also be in line for a state refund as well.
On this episode of Ask Suze & KT Anything, Suze answers questions about dollar cost averaging, rebuilding an emergency fund, remaining financially independent, secure and more.
On today’s podcast, Suze and KT unveil a fantastic new program with Alliant Credit Union and then we go to Suze School for an important lesson on how to use CDs as an alternative to our emergency fund
On this very special episode Suze invited her friend Dr. Mary Gardner to talk about the real costs in owning a pet.
Inflation is front and center wherever we turn
Spring is now in full swing, and I hope that you are enjoying every bit of it.
On this podcast of Ask KT & Suze Anything, Suze answers questions from listeners about loaning money to friends and relatives, paying for college, a special “Can I Afford It” quizzie and much more.
I hope the new year is off to a great start for you and your loved ones.
As we approach the coming months, it is vital that you take whatever steps you can to make sure that you are getting the most out of every single penny that you earn.
Right now is an especially great time to sell a car. And for those of you whose lifestyle has shifted during the pandemic—working from home more, for example—getting rid of one car, or going car-less.
I know the majority of you who are working get valuable benefits through your job.
On this podcast, Suze relates stories from two listeners, who have contrasting opinions about what it really means to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
Regret can be a powerful motivator to change behavior.
On this edition of Ask Suze (and KT) Anything, Suze answers questions from Women & Money listeners Yamuna, Kristen, Dianne, Amanda, Ruth, Michelle, Clara and more, all selected and read by KT.
On this podcast of Ask Suze (and KT) Anything, Suze answers questions from Women & Money listeners Jen, Scotti, Jason, Inuti, Wilson, Suzanne, Silvia, Analli, and Roma, all selected and read by KT.
The past year has been a crash course in the need to plan for life’s What Ifs. A fast and furious bear market for stocks. A global virus that us all more aware of the fragility of life.
Beginning in July, most households with children under the age of 18 will begin receiving a sizable monthly check from the U.S. government. And that makes right now the best time to hatch a plan for h
On this podcast of Ask Suze (and KT) Anything, Suze answers questions from Women & Money listeners Pam, Penny, Christina, Larry, Kate, Julie and Arlene selected and read by KT.
On this podcast of Ask Suze (and KT) Anything, Suze gives us an update on the new COBRA law and then answers questions from Women & Money listeners Amanda, Renee, Lauren, Patti, Sarah and others.
If you are at least 72 years old, or love someone who is, 2021 brings us the return of the RMD.
On this podcast of Ask Suze (and KT) Anything, Suze answers questions from Women & Money listeners Victoria, Larry, Jessica, Debbie, and Rodney selected and read by KT.
Many of you recently received another $600 check from the federal government to help weather the financial hardship of the pandemic.
On this podcast of Ask Suze (and KT) Anything, Suze answers questions from Women & Money listeners Karen, Liam, Gigi, Gayle, Iona and Davida selected and read by KT.
You know I wish all of you great health. And a life free of injury. And you also know that one of my most important pieces of advice is to “hope for the best and plan for the worst.”
On this podcast, Suze reviews some of the new Executive Orders signed by President Biden, and how they relate to your finances, with special attention to those of you affected by COVID-19.
Now that coronavirus vaccinations have begun, I know that we are all eager to be able to get out more, get together more, and maybe even get-away (travel) more.
On this podcast, Suze presents the webinar she gave last week, which is a 2021 Action Plan designed to teach you how to be a Financial Warrior.
In the coming weeks many households will likely be getting some financial help from Washington. A new round of stimulus checks and a supplemental federal unemployment benefit was finalized in late Dec
On this podcast, Suze gives us her 2021 financial predictions, focusing on the Stock Market and real estate.
On this podcast, Suze talks to us about ending the year during very uncertain financial times.
Those of you who joined my free Financial Solutions for You webinar last month got a jump on an important new piece of advice.
On this podcast of Ask Suze (and KT) Anything, Suze answers questions from Women & Money listeners selected and read by KT.
I know many of you are working on building your emergency savings fund, and that it will take time to reach that goal. I am thrilled you are committed to this essential foundation of financial
On this episode of Ask Suze (and KT) Anything, Suze answers questions from Women & Money listeners selected and read by KT.
On this podcast of Ask Suze Anything, Suze answers questions from Women & Money listeners (as read by KT) Marcella, Mahala, Kelly Jo, Christi & Steve, the Boyers, Alana, Lori, Amy, and Nicole.
A recent survey conducted by Schwab asked Americans what they think are the most important “lessons” parents should teach their kids.
On this podcast of Ask Suze Anything, Suze gives us a quick update on the economy and the stock market. Then, she answers questions from Women & Money listeners June, Sally, James, Sissy, and more.
I have never been accused of following the crowd. One of the ways I have always “stuck out” is my advice for how big your emergency fund should be.
On this podcast of Ask Suze Anything, Suze answers questions from Women & Money listeners Jessica, Mini, Joan, Gloria, Virginia, and Asuun.
In this podcast of Ask Suze Anything, Suze answers questions from Women & Money listeners Jessica, Mini, Joan, Gloria, Virginia, and Asuun.
In this podcast of Ask Suze Anything, Suze answers questions from Women & Money listeners Elise, Denise, Suzanne, Jerilyn, Jennifer, Laura, and Beth.
I hope you, your family and all those you hold dear are healthy, both physically and emotionally. And that you reach out, at a social distance, to connect to as many people as you have the energy for.
In this podcast of Ask Suze Anything, Suze answers questions from Women & Money listeners Jodi, Elizabeth, Joel, Mark, JF Spin, Edith, En Gee, Ora, and Michelle.
In this podcast, Suze shares her thoughts on health over wealth, financial lessons we should be learning during this crisis, and the need to continue to be prepared for what comes next.
I know some of you have already lost your jobs as the economy reels from the impact of the coronavirus crisis. And many more of you are worried about a job loss or sharply reduced hours.
In this podcast of Ask Suze Anything, we hear questions and stories from Women & Money listeners Judy, Steve, Stephanie, Joan, Trish, Jim, Sophia, Suzy, and Patricia.
In this podcast, Suze explains what you need to know about the COVID-19 Stimulus Package passed by Congress on March 27, 2020.
In today’s podcast, Suze reviews why, with the Coronavirus affecting people’s jobs, it’s so important to make sure you save your money, especially if you may find yourself out of work.
Over the next few weeks plenty of you will receive a refund on your federal tax return, and for those of you in states that charge income tax, you may get money back from your state treasurer as well.
In this podcast of Ask Suze Anything, we hear questions and stories from Women & Money listeners Kathleen, Tina, Sonja, Leigh, Margaret, Joan, Margaret, Sally, Kiana, Allison, and Anonymous.
Previously, I made the case for how you can refine your spending choices today so you have more money to put toward retirement goals.
The New Year has just started, and that’s the riskiest time of year as far as I am concerned.
In this podcast of Ask Suze Anything, we hear questions from Women & Money listeners Becky, Terijas, Bernadette, Ania, Arlette, Mary, Nelly, and Marie.
A recent survey of employers says they expect the typical raise next year to be around 3%. I hope you are the rock star who lands an even bigger pay increase. But, 3% is good when you consider that th
In this Ask Suze Anything podcast, we hear questions from Women & Money listeners Brenda, Kara E, Tiffany, Nikki, R.K., Cindy, and Gladys.
If you are a recent college grad, or love one, please listen up on the must-do financial moves you need to tackle right now. Not next year. Right now. The choices you make today will make all the diff
Hurricanes and tropical storms have been devastating for so many. And heart wrenching for all of us. You know I have always said, People First. Then Money. Then Things.
It’s been more than a decade since the U.S. economy fell into a recession. That’s a long time ago. But I know for many of you, far from forgotten, as the Great Recession that lasted from late 2007 to
More than 50% of Americans gave themselves a personal finance grade of A or B in a recent survey. I sure hope you are making the grade, but in the same Equifax survey there were some disturbing facts.
The stock markets delivered a lump of coal at the end of 2018. December was one of the worst months for investors in years, and when you take a glance at your year-end statements, you will likely...
Digging out from the losses incurred when a natural disaster strikes can take time. Waiting for insurance claims to be processed, or emergency aid to be disbursed can take weeks, or longer. Meanwhile households have bills to pay, and the financial strain of needing to replace so much right now just to get back to functioning.
You know I believe there is no substitute for keeping an emergency fund in a federally insured bank or credit union account. That is the best—the only way—to ensure your “what if” money is always safe and will always be there for you. Yet I know how frustrating it has been to follow my safe—not—sorry advice since late 2008. That’s when the Federal Reserve pushed safe savings rates down to zero. The Fed’s move was focused to help the economy pull out of recession and then regain some positive momentum. But that was done at the cost of savers earning pretty much nothing.
I was glued to the TV recently watching the news when an advertisement for Guaranteed Acceptance Life Insurance came on. Whoo boy, did my blood pressure rise. I am not a fan of this type of life insurance.
Lenders like to give home borrowers choices when it comes to their mortgage rate. You’ll always be presented with a standard rate: what you qualify for based on how the lender sizes up your financial profile (credit score, income, debts etc.) And then you will also be presented with some options to “buy down” or reduce that interest rate.
It makes me so sad to read reports that many households don’t have even $1,000 set aside to cover an unexpected expense. What’s so sad is that I know that must cause such stress.
More than 300,000 financial advisors in the United States provide saving, investing and retirement advice, but only one made the top ten of the Forbes 2013 list of the most influential celebrities: Suze Orman.