The Payoff

21 EpisodesProduced by Mic / Panoply

Mic shows you how to save money, get wealthy, and hack your financial life in this series hosted by Chris Duffy and Antonia Cereijido. Every week, our team brings you financial news you can use, industry insights, and simple explainers on how current events are affecting your wallet. Tune in every o… read more

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Career Change: Tips for When You Leave and How to Find What's Next

November 15th, 2017

For this FINAL Payoff episode we’re talking career changes: whether you lost your job or you decided to leave, everyone could use help navigating …

Leisure Time: Vacation Makes You Richer & Saving on Going Out

November 1st, 2017

Time to change it up — enough with WORK. What about PLAY? Taking a break and relaxing can be challenging because it costs money AND you have to take time off — not to mention planning a trip or even just a night out …

Self-Care: Healthy Food Hacks & A Guide for Wellness on the Cheap

October 18th, 2017

This week we help you get healthy without spending your whole paycheck. First up are simple tricks from Mic's Payoff reporters to avoid paying too …

Financial Security: What To Do About Equifax & Can Companies Protect Our Money Online?

October 4th, 2017

Protecting your financial identity is always important, but never more so than right now! We tell you what to do in the wake of the massive data breach at credit bureau Equifax (first step: go to

Giving Back: Deciding to Donate & Choosing the Right Charity

September 20th, 2017

We’re changing gears on this episode: Instead of talking about how to GET more money, we’re focusing on giving it away. With the recent disasters across the U.S., a lot of us are wondering how to best help those …

Credit Cards: Overcoming Fear & Finding the Right Card for You

September 6th, 2017

You may think of credit cards as dangerous and something that should generally be avoided, but they can be a super helpful financial tool when used …

Freelancing: Side Hustles, Uber Driving & Being Your Own Boss

August 23rd, 2017

It’s time to talk FREELANCING and the GIG ECONOMY. We break down full-time freelancing, side hustles and everything in between, as our hosts go …

Housing Hacks: Renting, Buying & Everything Else

August 9th, 2017

Searching for housing can be exhausting. From finding your first apartment to wondering if you can (or should) buy a house, figuring out the right …

Saving a Financial Life: Gary Richardson

July 12th, 2017

We're back with an extra-special episode, and it's a doozy. Someone reached out to us with a money SOS, and we answered the call! Comedian and actor Gary Richardson's financial life is a mystifying disaster, so our …

Payoff Update & What's Next

June 14th, 2017

We're taking a couple weeks off, but first here's a preview of what's coming later this summer! Next episode we're going to save someone's financial …

Tasty Savings, Extreme Coupons and Shopping Secrets

May 31st, 2017

With more ways than ever to buy the things you want and need, shopping can seem overwhelming, but we’ve got the inside scoop on how to start SAVING …

Market Mistrust, Investing First Steps and Stock Questions Answered

May 17th, 2017

Most millennials have some mistrust of the stock market due to the 2008 financial crisis. But in this episode it’s time for all of us to GET OVER …

Effective Complaining, Barney Frank's Wisdom and Student Loan Scam Stopped!

May 3rd, 2017

If you think a company has wronged you, what do you do? We've got five great tips on how to make your voice heard and help you fight for YOUR money! Then we've got the godfather of consumer rights on the show, …

Travel Pro Tips, Consumer Rights Expertise and Scary Medical Debt

April 20th, 2017

We're back with an update on Antonia's tax mystery, and Chris has pro tips for making travel a breeze. Then we get the complete inside scoop on …

A Real Tax Mystery, Tax Tips From a CPA and How Trump’s Tax Plan Affects YOU

April 5th, 2017

It’s a very special tax-time Payoff, and co-host Antonia Cereijido has her own tax MYSTERY she’s trying to solve. Also we talk to certified public …

Crushing Student Debt, Why College Isn't Free and Shady Loan Servicers

March 22nd, 2017

We're all about understanding student loans in this episode! We confront our own loan confusion and get expert advice from Heather Jarvis, a lawyer …

Our Budgets, Your Budgets and Trump's Budget

March 8th, 2017

You asked, and we answered! The #1 most-requested topic since the start of this show has been budgets: how to make a good one and how to stick to it. In this episode, we talk about our own budget successes and failures, …

Love & Money, Credit Sexiness and Financial Infidelity

February 22nd, 2017

We dive VERY deep into personal finance this week, as our hosts Chris and Antonia let your hear how money works in their love lives, plus we find out what it takes to convince banks you're attractive by upping your …

Your Career, Getting Paid and What’s the Jobs Report Anyway?

February 8th, 2017

Our second episode is all about work, jobs and getting the paycheck you deserve! We help demystify salary negotiation and talk through the importance of the Labor Department's monthly jobs report. Plus, we chat about …

The Trump Transition, How to Invest and Obamacare

January 26th, 2017

Welcome to The Payoff, a brand-new podcast from Mic! We're here to help you learn about the world of money, so you can earn, save and just HAVE more of it. This episode we answer the question "What does it actually mean …

Brand New Podcast Coming Soon!

January 24th, 2017

Coming soon from Mic - The Payoff podcast. Each episode we’re going to explore the best way for you to learn more about money, plus get better at …
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