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HerMoney Podcast: Achieving the Perfect Credit Score, When 2 Personal Finance Experts Walk Into A Booth (Episode 124)

Jean Chatzky  |  September 29, 2018

I like to say you’re not your credit score, but in Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary’s case, you might want to be.

A few episodes back, we talked about one of our friends in the personal finance community achieving a perfect credit score. Yes, a score of 850. I like to say you’re not your credit score, but in Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary’s case, you might want to be. She’s on this week to discuss her quest for perfection (honestly, she didn’t even have to try that hard), paying for college for her kids on a journalist’s salary, spending in line with your values and how to live a debt-free life.

In Mailbag, we answer your questions on how to stay calm (and sane) when you or someone you love is about to take on significant student loans. We also talk Roth IRAs and how you really can earn money working from home. And, in Thrive, the importance of taking time off. It turns out not taking a vacation can cost you more than you think.

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