Simple Tips to Radically Improve Your Financial Life

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Stuck at home with some time on your hands? It’s totally fine to sit back, relax or maybe play video games or watch Netflix. But if you’d like to do something a bit more productive, you’ll like this week’s podcast. It’s all about simple things you can do to improve your financial life.

Not to worry: While these ideas will help you make more, spend less and generally get more organized, most are simple enough to do during commercial breaks, or whenever you’ve got a few spare minutes.

As usual, in this week’s podcast, I share the stage with longtime financial journalist and fellow podcaster Miranda Marquit. Give it a listen.

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I founded Money Talks News in 1991. I’m a CPA, and have also earned licenses in stocks, commodities, options principal, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervisor and real estate.

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