Personal finance 101

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Guests: Helaine Olen, Kristin Wong

Do you have a budget, track your spending, carry too much debt, save for retirement? Many Americans don’t do any of those things and surveys show we don’t know much about financial planning. Particularly for young people and hourly or gig economy workers, saving can be a challenge. This hour — personal finance 101. We’ll talk about our weird relationship to money, the problems we have managing it, and the policy changes that could help more Americans find financial security. Our guests are KRISTIN WONG, author of Get Money: Live the Life You Want, Not Just the Life You Can Afford, and HELAINE OLEN, a blogger for the Washington Post and co-author of The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to be So Complicated.

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