Episodes

50| Should I Reimburse My Ex?

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 should she refuse? This Is...

49| My Friend Thinks I’m A Bank

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 should they do?  ...

48| Should We Open A Joint Bank Account?

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 access to even more...

47| I Can't Keep Supporting My Partner

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 respectful way?   Join Us...

Awkward Revisit: My Husband is Sharing Way Too Much!

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 awkward money...

46| Do You Plan to Pay Me Back?

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 bring this money habit up to...

45| How Are You Paying For This?!

In today’s episode, we discuss a situation where someone finds out that their partner has a hidden credit card…and has for the past 12 years of their marriage. He’s angry and questions whether or not his feelings are justified.   Sponsors...

44| What About My Inheritance?

In today’s episode, we hear from someone who is wondering how (or even if she should) approach her parents about the inheritance her grandparents passed down. We discuss a completely different way to think about the situation to help her make the...

43| You Aren’t Working Hard Enough

In today’s episode, we discuss a spicy and hot take on both sleeping and income. The question of the hour: are you even working hard if you’re not making a 6-figure income? Hear our thoughts and share yours with us after the episode!   Join...

42| I Don't Want My Friends to Settle

How do you approach your friend when they are excited about a new opportunity but you know that they are capable of so much more? In this episode Allison and Chris help a caller navigate this delicate conversation and avoid any unnecessary...

41| About Those Student Loans...

In today’s episode we hear from someone who has an awkward encounter with their mom about paying for college. We discuss the conversation that took place and how we have ultimately changed the way we see our parent’s past decisions. Join Us On...

40| Is It The Thought That Counts?

In today’s episode we hear from someone who received a gift from her husband, but he clearly overpaid for the gift. Should she tell him that he overpaid and return the gift or should she let him think he got a great deal?   Join Us On Patreon...

39| Honey, We Need To Talk

In today’s episode we hear from someone who is nervous to approach her husband about a change in their debt payoff journey. She shares her concerns and asks for the best way to start a conversation about such a big financial situation.   Join...

38| I Can’t Keep Up Financially

In today’s episode we hear from someone who doesn’t make as much money as their partner, nor did they grow up with as much family wealth. Now that they are living together, they are faced with how to have an uncomfortable conversation about how...

37| If You Flake, I'm Billing You!

In today’s episode we are discussing the proper response when someone is a no show for a wedding after they sent an RSVP that they were attending. One couple went so far as to create an invoice to send their no show guests for the cost of the meal!...

36| I Make Double Her Salary

In today’s episode we hear from someone who realized that he makes double what a female coworker with similar job title and experience makes. We dive into the gender wage gap and steps he can take to help close the gap at his workplace.   Join...

35| You Could At Least Give Me Half

In today’s episode we hear from a caller who has a friend that wants them to use their affiliate link for something and isn’t willing to split the money they make from the link. This brings up a good question: when it comes to affiliate links,...

34| You Make How Much?!

In today’s episode we discuss how to handle the question “how much money do you make?” Whether you’re an open book or more private when it comes to your finances, we talk about what to consider when answering this question. Also, Chris gives a...

The Awkwardness is Returning Soon!

This is Awkard is still on break for a little while longer. Thanks so much for being patient with us and we will be back in your feed on August 4th. In the meantime we are still putting out episodes on Patreon.  Get access to even more bonus...

33| Is It Too Late?

In today’s episode we hear from someone who loaned money to a friend years ago. She needs the money back, but her husband believes that the statute of limitations has run out on asking for the money back. Should she ask her friend for the money?...

Don't Judge Me!

In today’s episode we hear from someone who has a coworker that is judging her money choices. We talk about how the world might have a different outlook on money, but our writer’s outlook is on fire.   Join Our Patreon Get access to even more...

31| Am I Your Backup Plan?

In today’s episode we hear from someone who has a sister that plans to use her as a backup plan in case she ever needs money instead of setting aside money in savings.   Join Our Patreon Get access to even more bonus content with our This Is...

30| Brunch and Borrow

In today’s episode we hear from someone who realized her friend was asking for money when she was out enjoying life with another friend. This triangle of awkwardness needs to be addressed!   Join Our Patreon Get access to even more bonus...

29| My Friend Thinks I’m Made of Money

In today’s episode we hear from someone who has a friend that is always asking her to do things that are expensive. Not only does her friend make more money than her, but her friend doesn’t seem to notice that she makes more money than her. This...