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Financially Inclined

English, Education, 2 seasons, 16 episodes, 3 hours, 59 minutes
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“Financially Inclined” is all about money lessons for living life your own way. Every week, financial literacy advocate Yanely Espinal makes learning about money simple, so you can make the most of your life. Because while money can’t buy you happiness, it definitely can’t hurt. This show is created by Marketplace, in collaboration with Next Gen Personal Finance.
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First-gen finances

Being a first-generation student can mean facing bigger financial pressures than your peers, with less generational knowledge and wealth. Yanely Espinal talks to Gigi Gonzalez, the First Gen Mentor, to help you navigate the unique pressures of being the first in your family – whether that’s being a first-gen American, first-gen college student, first-gen professional, first-gen entrepreneur or more!   Think you’re financially inclined? Check out these resources:  Explore resources for first-gen students from the Collective Success Network Learn more wealth building tips from Business Insider Prepare for a “money talk” with your family using this guide from CNBC   Are you in an educational setting? Here’s a handy listening guide.    This podcast is presented in partnership with Greenlight: the money app for teens — with investing. For a limited time, our listeners can earn $10 when they sign up for a Greenlight account.
12/15/202318 minutes, 54 seconds
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This guy loves taxes!

Income taxes can be intimidating, especially if it’s your first time filing on your own. But don’t worry, host Yanely Espinal sat down with the self-proclaimed superhero of taxes, Duke Moore, to break it down so you can know what you owe… or what the IRS owes you as a refund! They talk about all the different tax forms, explain deductions and write-offs, and reveal the most important box you have to check if you’re a young person filing taxes.    Think you’re financially inclined? Dig deeper into taxes: Learn about tax brackets and rates from Nerdwallet  Understand the rules around working while being a dependent Check out FreeTaxUSA’s website to file your taxes online   Are you in an educational setting? Here’s a handy listening guide.   This podcast is presented in partnership with Greenlight: the money app for teens — with investing. For a limited time, our listeners can earn $10 when they sign up today for a Greenlight account.
12/8/202317 minutes, 58 seconds
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Making the workforce work for you

Every generation faces challenges when they enter the workforce for the first time, but Gen Z may have an especially tough time. Social media manager Amir Henley can help you stand out in a tough job market.  Think you’re financially inclined? Check out more tips on entering the workforce:  Websites where you can start looking for that job Some free resume templates  Learn to write a cover letter in your own voice Are you in an educational setting? Here’s a handy listening guide.  This podcast is presented in partnership with Greenlight: the money app for teens — with investing. For a limited time, our listeners can earn $10 when they sign up today for a Greenlight account.
12/1/202316 minutes, 49 seconds
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What you need to know about crypto

With all the hype about cryptocurrency, how can you tell a good investment from bad? Yanely Espinal sits down with college student and crypto investor Giovanni Moreno and journalist Caitlin Ostroff to learn what crypto is, how it works and what red flags to look for. Think you’re financially inclined? Dig deeper into cryptocurrencies: Read this guide from Investopedia on what you should know before investing in crypto. Stay up to date with crypto news from CoinDesk. Do your research on how different currencies are doing with updates from Coinbase. Are you in an educational setting? Here’s a handy listening guide.  This podcast is presented in partnership with Greenlight: the money app for teens — with investing. For a limited time, our listeners can earn $10 when they sign up today for a Greenlight account.
11/24/202317 minutes, 38 seconds
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The reality of becoming an influencer

Being an influencer might sound like the best job in the world, but viral content creator Sid Raskind, who has over 4 million TikTok followers, says that it’s a lot harder than it looks.  Think you’re financially inclined? Learn more about the reality of influencer life: A very small number of influencers earn the majority of money and views Black influencers are paid less than white influencers, and the racial pay gap might be worse for influencers than people in other industries  Are influencers actually earning money for their clients?  Are you in an educational setting? Here’s a handy listening guide. This podcast is presented in partnership with Greenlight: the money app for teens — with investing. For a limited time, our listeners can earn $10 when they sign up today for a Greenlight account.  
11/17/202315 minutes, 15 seconds
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Make student loans work for you

Student loans don’t have to be scary, you can make them work for you! This week, “Financially Inclined” host Yanely Espinal sits down with content creator Carmen Perez to dig into all the details of understanding the lingo, reading the fine print and making a budget so you can stay on top of your loans.   Here are some additional helpful resources: Go to the Federal Student Aid site to find resources, calculators, definitions and everything else you need to get started on your student loan journey. Find more information on Pell Grants here. Get your FAFSA questions answered with this NerdWallet guide.   Are you in an educational setting? Here’s a handy listening guide.   This podcast is presented in partnership with Greenlight: The money app for teens — with investing. For a limited time, our listeners can earn $10 when they sign up today for a Greenlight account at http://ww.greenlight.com/inclined.
11/10/202315 minutes, 17 seconds
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Saving money for the life you want

Saving money might sound like a chore, but Yanely Espinal and Berna Anat are here to remind you that saving money can help you afford more of what you want, and you can have fun along the way!   Think you’re financially inclined? Check out the savings tips below: Check out this comparison of high-yield savings accounts from NerdWallet Here are some free savings trackers you can print Look at these different savings apps reviewed by Bankrate And you can find more financial tips from Berna on her Instagram   Are you in an educational setting? Here’s a handy listening guide.   This podcast is presented in partnership with Greenlight: the money app for teens — with investing. For a limited time, our listeners can earn $10 when they sign up today for a Greenlight account.
11/3/202318 minutes, 5 seconds
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Tips for winning college scholarships

With the rising cost of college in the United States, you can’t sleep on scholarships. This week, Yanely Espinal chats with Youssef Hasweh, a scholarship wiz who got a full ride to University of Chicago, about finding the right scholarships for you, keeping those applications and deadlines organized, and understanding what “full ride” really means.   Think you’re financially inclined? Dig deeper into scholarships. Find more from Hasweh at Youssef University. Check out this Forbes list of the “9 Best Scholarship Websites and Search Engines.” Consult this handy guide of mistakes students make when applying for scholarships and how to avoid them. There’s also this U.S. News & World Report how-to guide to help you find and apply for scholarships.   Are you in an educational setting? Here’s a handy listening guide.   This podcast is presented in partnership with Greenlight: the money app for teens — with investing. For a limited time, our listeners can earn $10 when they sign up today for a Greenlight account.
11/3/202315 minutes, 33 seconds
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“Financially Inclined” is back for Season 2

Financially Inclined From Marketplace is back for season 2 with more money lessons we wish we learned earlier — the ones that can help us live life on our own terms. This season, host Yanely Espinal is digging into how to pay for college, getting a job, crypto currencies, saving money and paying taxes. New episodes start November 3. This podcast is presented in partnership with Greenlight: the money app for teens — with investing. For a limited time, our listeners can earn $10 when they sign up today for a Greenlight account at http://ww.greenlight.com/inclined  
10/27/20231 minute