Is Your Personal Finance Indecision Costing You? Plus, How to Shop for a New Bank
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Uncover the true cost of making financial decisions (and financial indecision) and get tips for shopping for a new bank. 01:19 This Week in Your Money: Explore the concept of financial opportunity cost and the trade-offs we make with our money with hosts Sean Pyles and Sara Rathner. They discuss the risks associated with sticking with the status quo, the importance of periodically reassessing your financial decisions, the potential pitfalls of always relying on automatic payments, and the benefits of switching banks and taking advantage of sign-up bonuses. 10:05 Today’s Money Question: Andee, a 69-year-old listener, joins Sean and Sara to discuss the challenges associated with finding the right bank for her financial needs. They talk about how to navigate the process of researching and switching banks for easier management and better interest rates. They discuss the sometimes misleading allure of signup bonuses, tips on how to compare banks, and options for managing savings and expenses through high-yield savings accounts. They also explain how you can use these accounts for both short-term and long-term goals, such as paying for recurring costs like mortgages and daycare, as well as saving for home renovations.  27:17 Wrap-up. In their conversation, the Nerds discuss: financial choices, changing banks, high-yield savings accounts, financial decisions, bank bonuses, financial trade-offs, managing personal finances, automatic payments, long-term financial goals, online banking, keeping multiple savings accounts, financial advisors, opportunity costs, financial trade-offs, maintaining the status quo, financial brand loyalty, interest rates, navigating customer reviews, banking customer service, checking accounts, savings accounts, sign up bonuses, and strategic financial planning. If you’re looking for an app to track all your money in one place, then check out the free NerdWallet app: https://nerdwallet.com/app  To send the Nerds your money questions, call or text the Nerd hotline at 901-730-6373 or email [email protected]. Like what you hear? Please leave us a review and tell a friend.
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