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Do you have an extra $12,000? It's how much more experts say you are spending, on average this year, compared to two years ago.

PennyWise host Teri Barr is talking with Elizabeth Renter, a Personal Finance Data Analyst with NerdWallet, to learn more about the specific categories where you've had to spend a lot more money in 2022.

Elizabeth also shares what this means related to a recession, and what you can do about it.

More from Elizabeth on NerdWallet:

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Are you happy with your current bank? Our host Teri Barr is talking with Chanelle Bessette, a banking expert with NerdWallet, to learn why right now may be the perfect time to make a change!

Bessette also shares the four important things to consider if you are ready to open a new account or go to a different bank, altogether.

Past Pennywise episodes with Chanelle Bessette as the guest:

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Many people are remaining in their homes right now and hoping to increase the value with a remodel of their bath, kitchen or basement.

Our host Teri Barr talks with Kate Wood, a home and mortgage writer for NerdWallet, to learn what areas of a house are currently bringing the best bang for your buck.

Wood also explains why it's so important to budget for your project and shares some options to help you pay for it.

Past Pennywise episodes with Kate Wood as a guest:

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Host Teri Barr talks with Sara Rathner, a personal finance expert with NerdWallet, about the increase in additional costs to own and operate a new car.

A new survey from AAA shows those expenses are up 11% in the last year:

Thankfully, Sara shares 8 factors to consider and be prepared for, and how knowing these can help you save money.

Past Pennywise episodes with Sara:

More from Sar at NerdWallet:

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The cost to travel remains expensive — and airfare, which is still up by 30% compared to a year ago — isn't going down in price anytime soon.

PennyWise Podcast host Teri Barr is talking with Sam Kemmis, a travel rewards expert with NerdWallet, to learn if there are ways to find any deals on your next flight. Kemmis has four great tips to help you find affordable airfare, but you'll also need to be flexible.

Past PennyWise episodes with Sam as a guest:

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PennyWise Podcast host Teri Barr talks with Sally French, a travel expert with NerdWallet, about the high cost to rent a car these days.

French reveals what she found during a recent analysis comparing brands, prices and where you rent your car.

She also shares her tried and true tips to help you save money the next time you need to book a car rental.

Past PennyWise episodes with Sally French as a guest:

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PennyWise Podcast host Teri Barr is talking with Sara Rathner, a Personal Finance Expert with NerdWallet, to learn how you can use debt as a financial tool.

Sara shares the differences between bad and "good" debt, and explains the three ways to use it to your advantage, especially right now.

More Pennywise episodes with Sara:

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Teri is off this week, so Chris Lay is filling in as the host and introducing this little dip into the archives from August, 2021:

Host Teri Barr is talking with Jason Metz, Insurance Analyst from Forbes Advisor, to learn why insurance often isn't on the back to school list for college students.

Jason has important details about insurance in case of an accident, theft or poor decision making while your student is away from home. He also shares a checklist to help you consider if you do -- or don't -- need to add any levels of protection; plus, explains a few types of insurance you may not have heard about until now. 

Read more here: Insurance Checklist For College Students And Their Parents

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