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Jen Smith

Jen Smith is a personal finance writer, creator of ModernFrugality.com, and co-host of Frugal Friends Podcast, a top 100 investing podcast on Apple Podcasts. She's been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, and more.

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Articles by Jen Smith

10 Best Investing Podcasts For Any Investor
Investing

10 Best Investing Podcasts For Any Investor

Updated on November 15, 2021
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6 Min Read
Looking to learn more about investing? Podcasts offer something for everyone. Here are the best investing podcasts in every investing niche.
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11 of The Best Personal Finance Podcasts
Personal Finance

11 of The Best Personal Finance Podcasts

Updated on November 1, 2021
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7 Min Read
When it comes to personal finance podcasts you have a lot of choices, and big names aren’t always better. Here are 11 of the best shows to help in your search.
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What is a 457(b) Retirement Plan?
Retirement

What is a 457(b) Retirement Plan?

Updated on November 1, 2021
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7 Min Read
Do you understand your 457(b) plan? Here’s a detailed guide to what it is, how to use it, and how it differs from other employer-sponsored plans.
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CD Ladder: What It Is and How to Build One
Personal Finance

CD Ladder: What It Is and How to Build One

Updated on September 2, 2021
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4 Min Read
Tired of your high-yield savings account’s interest rate continually dropping? A CD ladder could be the solution to your interesting problem.
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How Much Cash to Keep in Checking Account
Savings

How Much Cash to Keep in Checking Account

Updated on September 29, 2021
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4 Min Read
You have a lot of options when it comes to stashing your cash. Here’s specifically how much to be keeping in your checking and savings accounts.
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How Much Should I Have in Savings?
Savings

How Much Should I Have in Savings?

Updated on September 29, 2021
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4 Min Read
Should you be saving more? Find out how much the average person has saved and how much cash you should actually be stashing in your savings account.
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Health Savings Accounts (HSA): What is it and how does it work?
Savings

Health Savings Accounts (HSA): What is it and how does it work?

Updated on October 5, 2021
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5 Min Read
A Health savings account has benefits that make it a great savings and investing vehicle. Find out what it is, how it works, and if you’re eligible for one.
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Are Condos a Good Investment?
Investing

Are Condos a Good Investment?

Updated on August 30, 2021
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7 Min Read
With real estate prices soaring, more investors are starting to ask “are condos a good investment?” They can be but there are many factors to consider.
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What Is The Average Retirement Age?
Retirement

What Is The Average Retirement Age?

Updated on November 8, 2021
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7 Min Read
When you enter retirement varies based on a number of factors including gender, household income, health, and more. Here’s the average retirement age.
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Inheritance Tax Guide
Estate Plannning

Inheritance Tax Guide

Updated on October 21, 2021
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3 Min Read
Inheritance tax is important to know if you live in certain states and plan on leaving your estate to loved ones, especially outside your immediate family.
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Gift Tax Guide
Taxes

Gift Tax Guide

Updated on August 30, 2021
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4 Min Read
If you’re looking to leave your estate to heirs either while you’re still around or even if you want to wait until you pass, you’re going to want to familiarise yourself with gift tax.
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How Does the Stock Market Work
Investing

How Does the Stock Market Work

Updated on October 10, 2021
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6 Min Read
Stock market isn’t as confusing as people think. Besides the ways to buy and sell stock but at its core, the stock market is just a supermarket for investments.
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A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Retire Early
Retirement

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Retire Early

Updated on September 29, 2021
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5 Min Read
Has the novelty of “dress shirts with pajama pants” worn off? Then you might want to start thinking about how to retire early. Here’s how to do it in 5 steps.
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How to Buy IPO Stock at Its Offer Price
Investing

How to Buy IPO Stock at Its Offer Price

Updated on August 30, 2021
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4 Min Read
For retail investors, getting shares at a company’s initial public offering, known as it’s IPO, can be tricky. Here’s how to buy IPO stock at its offer price.
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