Gain Without Pain: the Top 5 Painless Ways to Save Money

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Welcome to the Money Talks News Podcast.

This podcast is all about making you richer. And at the end of the day, there are only two ways to do that: either you make more, or you spend less. In this episode, we’re going to talk about ways to spend less, but doing it without sacrificing your quality of life.

That’s right: I’m talking financial gain without lifestyle pain.

As usual, host Stacy Johnson is joined by financial journalist Miranda Marquit. Listening in and sometimes contributing is producer Aaron Freeman. Today our guest is Gina Zakaria, a viral TikTok sensation and author of the book Simple Secrets to Becoming a Saving Whiz.

Remember, even though we sometimes talk about money and specific investments on this show, don’t take them as recommendations. Before investing in anything or making any money moves, do your own research and make your own decisions.

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How to save more money

Gina takes us through her process for figuring out how to save a little extra and do it without feeling a lot of pain or making dramatic changes. We’ve got plenty of tips and tricks for how you can easily cut costs.

What to do with all the money you save

Now that you have saved some money, you can put it to good use. Pay down debt, start an emergency fund or invest for the future. Once you’ve got a handle on saving money, we’ve got some great resources that can help you put your money to work on your behalf.

Meet this week’s guest, Gina Zakaria

Gina Zakaria
Courtesy of Gina Zakaria / Money Talks News

Gina Zakaria (known as the Saving Whiz to her 5 million+ followers on social media) is a personal finance educator, published author, and savings expert. She founded Saving Whiz after learning many money lessons the hard way as she paid off her six figures of debt with her husband and achieved financial freedom.

Saving Whiz is a money education platform specifically designed to share simple strategies to help women take charge of their finances the easy way.

She’s been in the money space for over 20 years and has been featured in Forbes, Money Magazine, Good Morning America, NBC Today, and other prominent personal finance publications.

Her approach of simplicity and small, gradual steps has been embraced by people around the world and has helped them transform their lives and eliminate the stress and overwhelm from the process.

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About the hosts

Stacy Johnson founded Money Talks News in 1991. He’s a CPA, and he has also earned licenses in stocks, commodities, options principal, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervisor and real estate.

Miranda Marquit, MBA, is a financial expert, writer and speaker. She’s been covering personal finance and investing topics for almost 20 years. When not writing and podcasting, she enjoys travel, reading and the outdoors.

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