This Is Awkward

Recent Episodes

50| Should I Reimburse My Ex?

May 18, 2022

What happens when you and your partner separate but you both put money in to your home? We hear from a listener who received an invoice from her ex for a few home upgrades that he made to her home. Should she pay them or sho…

49| My Friend Thinks I’m A Bank

May 4, 2022

In today’s episode, hear from someone who has given money to a friend in the past. Lately, this friend has started expecting this type of gift money more and more. The caller says they are starting to feel like a bank. What …

48| Should We Open A Joint Bank Account?

April 20, 2022

We hear from someone who had a negative experience with a previous partner. This experience has forced them to wonder when she should combine finances with a partner and how money should be split.   Join Us On Patreon Get ac…

47| I Can't Keep Supporting My Partner

April 6, 2022

In today’s episode, discuss an awkward situation between two partners who are living together. One is constantly asking the other for money and the other partner has had it. How should they approach this situation in a respe…

Awkward Revisit: My Husband is Sharing Way Too Much!

March 16, 2022

Today's anonymous writer is dealing with a husband who is a little too open with his parents about their finances. Join Our Patreon Get access to even more bonus content with our This Is Awkward Patreon!      Have an awkwar…

46| Do You Plan to Pay Me Back?

March 2, 2022

In today’s episode, we hear from someone who wants to know whether or not she should confront her friend who never pays people on time. The caller sees it as disrespectful and wants to know if she would be out of line to bri…

About the Hosts

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Allison Baggerly


Allison is a blogger, influencer, speaker, and the founder of Inspired Budget. As a teacher and small business owner, Allison combined her passion for teaching and finances to help others learn how to start budgeting. Since starting Inspired Budget in 2017, Allison has been able to retire as a teacher and take her desire to help others full time. Now she is helping women all over the world get started with budgeting when they feel lost and overwhelmed. She has built a tribe of over 100K Instagram followers that turn to her for budgeting advice and inspiration to save more than they ever imagined.

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Chris Browning


Chris' passion for personal finance began in college where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Finance with an emphasis in financial planning. Unfortunately, he graduated in the middle of a recession and found himself working as an accountant to pay the bills. Chris created Popcorn Finance in 2017 to pursue his true passion of helping others take control of their finances even though he was still working his day job. In its first year Popcorn Finance was named Best New Podcast by the Plutus Awards. Since launching Popcorn Finance Chris has been featured in the LA Times, Forbes, Vice, and CNBC. Chris has also been named one of the Top African-American Financial Gurus to follow in 2018, 2019, & 2020.