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Recent Awkward Episodes

March 30, 2023

The 3 Most Common 1099 Forms - H&R Block Tax Tips

It feels like we get a million tax forms in the mail every year. In this special bonus H&R Block Tax Tip episode lets breakdown 3 of the most common 1099 forms that you should be on the look out for each year.   Today's awkwardness is...

March 15, 2023

66| Help! My Financial Advisor is Also My Estranged Brother

Have you ever found yourself in an awkward situation with a family member that also happens to be your financial advisor and broker?  In this episode of our podcast, we discuss a listener's question about their complicated relationship with their...

March 01, 2023

65| How Do I Ask My Roommates to Pay More?

Have you ever struggled with feelings of fear and stress around money?  Growing up in a household where discretionary spending was not an option, our listener felt like a financial burden and was hesitant to spend even the few dollars they were...

February 15, 2023

64| I Feel Guilty About How Much I Pay My Mom For Rent

How do you figure out what is a fair amount to pay your mom in rent? This episode's question comes from a listener who moved in with their aging mother after struggling to find a job after graduating college. They've been paying $700 in rent ever...

February 01, 2023

63| Should We Still Own This Property Together?

Struggling to manage a co-owned property with a partner who's facing financial difficulties? You're not alone! This episode is for anyone who's experienced the frustration of carrying the financial burden of co-ownership. Join us as we hear from one...

January 18, 2023

62| My Girlfriend's Adult Kids Won't Pay for Anything!

What do you do when your partner's adult children constantly expect you to pay the bill? Join us as we dive into the struggles of dating as our anonymous writer tells us about the added stress of dealing with his partner's entitled adult children....

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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 Browning is the creator and host of the award-winning, short-form podcast Popcorn Finance & the call in money advice show This is Awkward. Chris began producing podcasts in 2017 when he created Popcorn Finance, a podcast discussing finance in about the time it takes to make a bag of popcorn.

Through podcasting, Chris has reached thousands of listeners with over 1 million total podcast downloads. His passion for personal finance began in college where he earned his degree in Finance. After taking just one finance class, Chris realized just how little he actually knew about managing his own money. He knew he couldn't be the only one who felt this way.

Chis has spent over a decade working as a financial analyst & bookkeeper and over 5 years podcasting. He has received numerous honors including the Consumer Excellence Award in Media in 2021 and best new podcast from the Plutus Awards in 2018. Chris has been featured by and contributed to CNBC, PBS, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and Forbes. You can also find Chris providing personal finance advice in his weekly segment on NBCLX.

Chris also the Host and Producer of the short form series Money Burst presented by Truliant Federal Credit Union.