Looking for some short and sweet pointers on all aspects of money and personal finance? Money Girl is a rich resource for ideas on a diverse range of topics, and it's not just for women. There is something for everyone; episodes range from quick tips on avoiding spending leaks, to building and repairing credit, to pet insurance, to taxes, to investing in real estate or planning for retirement. One of the most recent episodes, Avoid 7 Spending Mistakes and Save More Money, covers strategies for saving when shopping online, avoiding unnecessary temptation, and investments, all in just 22 minutes - and that's one of the longer episodes.
Money Girl is hosted by author Laura Adams, who has written several books on money and savings. There are good and bad sides to her expertise. Her experience writing and researching mean she has great tips and an approachable, clear way of explaining them. However, like any free podcast, there are ads, some sneakier than others. If you listen to a lot of podcasts, you will already be familiar with the common SquareSpace ads, and you probably already ignore them. But sometimes the advertising sneaks in quieter ways, such as when Laura tells you about a great deal she arranged for her podcast listeners, and all you have to do is go sign up for some offer or service.
As with any podcast or publication, remember that you can pick and choose tips based on your own lifestyle and personal experience - for example, if you are struggling to pay debt, you are probably not in a position to be investing in the stock market right now. But with over 400 episodes available, you are sure to find some new and helpful information on Money Girl. Subscribe for free on iTunes or your podcast software of choice, or listen to all the episodes on http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-girl