This Is Awkward

Recent Awkward Episodes

September 21, 2022

56| My Neighbor is Flooding My Basement

My neighbor flooded my basement. It was an accident, but it still happened. A listener wrote in needing to face this situation head on, but they don’t know how to approach their neighbor. How should she bring up the conversation without ruining a...

September 07, 2022

55| My Friend's Wedding is Going to Bankrupt Me!

A listener is starting to get overwhelmed by the growing cost of their friend’s wedding. Between gifts, clothes, flights, and hotels, it’s all adding up. Should they approach their friend about this or just keep quiet and spend the extra money?...

August 17, 2022

54| How Do I Help My Parents Without Feeling Resentful?

How do I talk with my parents about their financial struggles and find a way to help them without feeling resentful? That's the question we received this week from a listener.   Join Us On Patreon Get access to even more bonus content with our...

August 03, 2022

53| Is My Mother In Law Trying to Rip Us Off?

Grandma wants to babysit, but at a pretty price. A listener writes in feeling like she’s being taken advantage of by her mother in law and her high rates. How should she approach this conversation and figure out what is a fair price?   Join Us...

July 20, 2022

52| How Do I Say No to My In-Laws?

Navigating money conversations with your parents or in laws can be very awkward!   In this episode we hear from one of our listeners who is confronted with the reality that she and her partner will likely be supporting her in laws financially...

July 06, 2022

51| I Haven't Gotten a Raise in 3 Years! What Do I Do?

A listener wrote in because they haven’t had a raise in the past 3 years. They feel undervalued and with inflation on the rise, they are seeing the effects on their budget. Should they approach their boss, and  if so, what’s the best way to...

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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.