This Is Awkward

Recent Awkward Episodes

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....

January 04, 2023

61| My Cousin is Trying to Make Me Buy a House

What do you do when a family member won't stop pressuring you to buy a house? This episode we're tackling a situation that many of us have probably faced at some point - unsolicited financial advice from family. A listener is trying to decide whether...

January 01, 2023

Patreon Preview: That Thong Th-Thong Thong Thong

Here's another preview of our Patreon Only content as a special New Year gift! Hear how big of an impact the Thong Song had on Allison's life and that time she assaulted Joey Fatone.   Join Us On Patreon Get access to even more bonus content with...

December 24, 2022

Patreon Bonus: Caroling Gone Wrong

Here's a preview of our Patreon Only content as a special Christmas gift! Join Us On Patreon Get access to even more bonus content with our This Is Awkward Patreon starting at just $3!   Have an awkward money situation? If so, we want to hear...

November 16, 2022

60| Middle School Bullies

Did you ever wear a knock off clothing brand to school? Today’s call comes in from one of our Patrons who got viciously made fun of after another student caught a typo on their shirt. We'll discuss how to help your kids navigate these types of...

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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.