This Is Awkward

Recent Awkward Episodes

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...

November 02, 2022

59| Are My In-Laws Stealing From Me?

What would you do if you found out that you've been paying hundreds of dollars more for your phone bill that you should? Our anonymous writer discovered that he and his wife have been over paying their share of their in-laws phone plan for years. Our...

October 19, 2022

58| My Sister in Law Somehow Always Forgets Her Wallet

What do you do when your sister in law thinks that you should pay for every meal? This week we discuss a woman who is fed up with her sister in law who somehow always "forgets" her wallet every time they go out to eat. She's reached her breaking point...

October 06, 2022

57| My Mom Gives Gifts Like the Grinch

What do you do when your mom hates giving gifts but does it anyway, but with strings attached? That's what today's episode is all about. A listener wrote in wanting to know how do they handle a mom who makes a big deal about how much they pay for...

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?...

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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.