Popcorn Finance

Chris Browning

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An award winning short form podcast discussing finance in about the time it takes to make a bag of popcorn

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403 episodes

363: Time to Set Those 2023 Financial Goals

What are your money goals for 2023? In today’s episode, listeners sent in their personal finance goals they hope to achieve this year. The goals range from wanting to save for a family home to finally paying off credit card debt. I hope this episode serves as a reminder that you can set yourself goals any time of year and 2023 is the perfect year to start your personal finance journey!   TODAY'S BAG OF POPCORN IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY H&R BLOCK! Get 15% off Do-It-Yourself Online Tax Filing Products with H&R Block through April 18th, 2023! https://PopcornFinance.com/HRBlock https://popcornfinance.com/HRBlock    Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on APPLE or SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/4wHbyVNObXPFe8qgRZjPWF!

11m
Jan 31
362: 2023 Student Loan Forgiveness Update

What is happening with student loans in 2023? Are student loan payments still paused and when does the student loan forgiveness plan start? If you’ve been wondering why there hasn’t been any news on student loan forgiveness then you’re not alone. Debt expert, personal finance content creator, and the Founder of Debt Free Gonnabe, Nika Booth is on the show this week to explain what’s going on. Nika is sharing why there has been a lack of updates and what happens if the plan is rejected by the supreme court. Connect with Nika Debt Free Gonna Be | Instagram https://www.instagram.com/debtfreegonnabe | Twitter Learning Lab: Taking Control of Your Student Loan Debt   Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on APPLE or SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/4wHbyVNObXPFe8qgRZjPWF!

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Jan 24
361: Help! I Can't Stop Comparing Myself to People with More Money

How can we avoid the comparison trap when it comes to our finances? In today’s episode Shannah Game, host of Everyone’s Talkin’ Money podcast, and Certified Financial Planner is on the show to discuss how we can avoid getting stuck in a comparison trap and how to find what we truly want for our lives. Connect with Shannah Everyone’s Talkin’ Money | Instagram | Twitter Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on APPLE or SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/4wHbyVNObXPFe8qgRZjPWF!

10m
Jan 17
360: Does Timing Credit Card Payments Save Interest?

Does making more frequent credit card payments actually make a difference? That's what two listeners wanted to know this week. In this episode we will take a look at how credit card interest is calculated and if the timing of your payments can actually save you money on interest. SOURCES https://www.experian.com/blogs/ask-experian/how-does-credit-card-interest-work https://www.valuepenguin.com/how-credit-card-interest-apr-calculated   Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on APPLE or SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/4wHbyVNObXPFe8qgRZjPWF!

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Jan 10
359: What Are Your Goals For 2023?

SOME CHANGES ARE COMING TO POPCORN FINANCE IN 2023!   SEND ME YOUR 2023 GOALS! Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail https://www.speakpipe.com/PopcornFinance Call 707-200-8259 Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com   CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on APPLE or SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/4wHbyVNObXPFe8qgRZjPWF!

3m
Dec 19, 2022
358: How Can I Save For Retirement and Help My Mom?

What do you do if you parents don't have enough saved for retirement and you're stating to feel the pressure? This week I'm joined by Marsha Barnes, founder of the The Finance Bar, to help a listener find a way to balance her mom's financial needs and her own financial future. Connect with Marsha The Finance Bar https://www.thefinancebar.com/ | Instagram | Twitter Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on APPLE or SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/4wHbyVNObXPFe8qgRZjPWF!

12m
Dec 12, 2022
Should I Rent or Buy A Home?

Has homeownership become another unattainable aspect of the American dream? For decades owning a home has been dubbed a right of passage in your adult life. However, with prices of homes skyrocketing over the past few years, owning a home might not even be possible for many young people. To add some perspective to this age-old debate of whether you should rent or buy a home, I’m sharing some key factors to consider and help in your decision-making process. SPONSOR Today’s bag of popcorn is brought to you by, the podcast hosted by Shannah Game. Shannah is a money wellness expert and Certified Financial Planner. If you’re ready to learn everything about money that no one taught you, do yourself a favor and subscribe to the https://everyonestalkinmoney.com/ podcast! Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on APPLE or SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/4wHbyVNObXPFe8qgRZjPWF!

7m
Dec 05, 2022
Saving for College - 529 Plans vs I Bonds

Should you believe the hype around I Bonds? In episode 355, Marc Russell of Better Wallet joined me on the show to discuss 529 plans and whether or not they’re a good option for an education fund for your child. In today’s episode, Marc is sharing whether or not the recently popularized I Bonds are worth the hype or if your college savings is better off in a 529 Plan. Listen to my previous episode with Mark: 355: Savings for College with a 529 Plan CONNECT WITH MARC Website https://www.thebetterwallet.com/ | Instagram | Podcast | Webinar SPONSOR Today’s bag of popcorn is brought to you by, the podcast hosted by Shannah Game. Shannah is a money wellness expert and Certified Financial Planner. If you’re ready to learn everything about money that no one taught you, do yourself a favor and subscribe to the https://everyonestalkinmoney.com/ podcast!   LINKS Check out my episode on the Better Wallet podcast here Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on APPLE or SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/4wHbyVNObXPFe8qgRZjPWF!

7m
Dec 01, 2022
355: Savings for College with a 529 Plan

Are you a new parent, who’s already thinking about your kid’s future education and where to put the savings for it? No need to worry because I’ve got you covered in today’s new episode with Marc Russell, the founder of BetterWallet and the BetterWallet podcast. Marc previously worked as a licensed stockbroker and financial advisor and is now a full-time entrepreneur and financial educator. He’s on the show today to discuss the ins and outs of 529 plans. In today’s episode, you’ll find out how 529 plans work and vary by state, what you can and can’t use them for, plus the tax benefits you could expect from starting one.    CONNECT WITH MARC Website https://www.thebetterwallet.com/ | Instagram | Podcast | Webinar   SPONSOR Today’s bag of popcorn is brought to you by, the podcast hosted by Shannah Game. Shannah is a money wellness expert and Certified Financial Planner. If you’re ready to learn everything about money that no one taught you, do yourself a favor and subscribe to the podcast!   LINKS Check out my episode on the Better Wallet podcast here   Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance   WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on APPLE or SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/4wHbyVNObXPFe8qgRZjPWF!

11m
Nov 28, 2022
354: My Sister-in-Law Somehow Always Forgets Her Wallet

Have you ever had a friend or family member conveniently forget to bring their wallet when out to dinner? It’s Thanksgiving Week here in the US, and this marks the start of the holiday season which is always filled with some of the most awkward conversations of the year.  To mark this occasion I’m sharing one of my favorite awkward stories from my other podcast, This is Awkward. In today’s episode, we’re talking about how to deal with a friend or family member who keeps taking advantage of your kindness and your hard-earned cash.  From everyone here at Popcorn Finance, Happy Thanksgiving!    SPONSOR Today’s bag of popcorn is brought to you by, the podcast hosted by Shannah Game. Shannah is a money wellness expert and Certified Financial Planner. If you’re ready to learn everything about money that no one taught you, do yourself a favor and subscribe to the podcast!   Links This is Awkward: Episode 58 My cohost, Allison Baggerly    Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on APPLE or SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/4wHbyVNObXPFe8qgRZjPWF!

19m
Nov 21, 2022
353: How Long Will Interest Rates Keep Rising?

Why are interest rates STILL rising and how long can we expect this to keep happening? Listen to today’s episode to find out, plus hear what the Federal Reserve Chairman has to say about the state of inflation.  PREVIOUS EPISODE ON RISING INFLATION RATES: 339   WHAT IS A BASIS POINT?: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci1E0nnJx6j  SOURCES FED FUND RATE HISTORY https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/openmarket.htm FEDERAL RESERVE PRESS RELEASE https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/files/monetary20220921a1.pdf Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on APPLE or SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/4wHbyVNObXPFe8qgRZjPWF!

6m
Nov 17, 2022
352: Why You Should Build a Personal Brand Today

Have you been limiting your job opportunities because you don’t have a personal brand? Building a personal brand is not just for influencers and celebrities, in fact, my guest today thinks we should all have one in order to further our careers. Mandi Woodruff-Santos of Mandi Money Media and the Brown Ambition Podcast is back on the show to share why having a strong professional brand is just as important as a resume and why you need to start building one today. CONNECT WITH MANDI Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mandimoney/ | Twitter | Tiktok | Podcast BOOK A ONE-ON-ONE COACHING SESSION  https://www.mandimoney.com/coaching-sessions  Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on APPLE or SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/4wHbyVNObXPFe8qgRZjPWF!

7m
Nov 14, 2022
351: What is a Care Credit Card and How Are Hospitals Using Them?

Why are hospitals pushing for you to pay with a Care Credit Card more now than in recent years? Find out the sneaky tactic hospitals are using to stop you from negotiating your medical bills with Christy Snodgrass, former RN turned healthcare activist. Christy talks about both the allure and potential danger these cards pose for people unable to pay off their medical bills. Listen to my previous episodes with Christy about our healthcare system: 344, 345, 349, & 350 CONNECT WITH CHRISTY Tiktok | Instagram | www.healthcarereformed.org Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on APPLE or SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/4wHbyVNObXPFe8qgRZjPWF!

6m
Nov 10, 2022
350: Big Changes Coming to the Medical Bill Collections Process

Is it an empty threat when a hospital says it will send your medical bill to collections? Find out the answer in today’s new episode with Christy Snodgrass, healthcare activist and former registered nurse. In this episode, Christy outlines the big changes coming in January 2023 concerning the collections process, including how your credit score could be affected. Listen to my previous episodes with Christy about our healthcare system: 344, 345, & 349 CONNECT WITH CHRISTY Tiktok | Instagram | www.healthcarereformed.org Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on APPLE or SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/4wHbyVNObXPFe8qgRZjPWF!

8m
Nov 07, 2022
349: Finding Hope in a Broken Health Care System

Why are healthcare professionals leaving the industry in droves? To shed some light on why that may be is returning guest, Christy Snodgrass, a former registered nurse turned healthcare activist. In this episode, Christy shares what led her to leave her job and instead work towards changing our broken healthcare system. Look out for more upcoming episodes with Christy, as there is so much more to cover with as big of a topic as healthcare!  Listen to my previous episodes with Christy about lowering your medical bills: 344 & 345 CONNECT WITH CHRISTY Tiktok | Instagram | www.healthcarereformed.org Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on APPLE or SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/4wHbyVNObXPFe8qgRZjPWF!

8m
Nov 03, 2022
348: Will Inflation Make Taxes Lower Next Year?

Did you know that the IRS adjusts tax brackets annually to offset inflation? So why is it making headlines right now? Find out the answer, plus how and when your taxes could be affected in the final installment of my mini tax series.  Listen to my previous episodes on taxes here: 346 & 347 LINKS Article: America's tax brackets are changing thanks to inflation Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on APPLE or SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/4wHbyVNObXPFe8qgRZjPWF!

10m
Oct 31, 2022
347: How Do I Calculate My Taxes?

Did you know that 9 states don’t have state income tax? We’re continuing the tax talk in today’s episode because honestly, taxes in the US are ridiculously over-complicated. So in order to help get your head around them easier, I’m going over federal income tax and its tier system.  LINKS Tax calculators __ __ Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on APPLE or SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/4wHbyVNObXPFe8qgRZjPWF!

7m
Oct 27, 2022
346: The Secret to US Tax Brackets

Did you know this one tax deduction could save you tons of money on your taxes? Tax season may seem far away but after getting sent an article on how tax brackets are changing because of inflation, I thought we could all brush up on how taxes work in the U.S. Today we’re talking about tax brackets, deductions, and returns. Look out for future episodes about taxes since it’s a subject that needs more than one bag of popcorn to fully pop! ARTICLE: America's tax brackets are changing thanks to inflation Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on APPLE or SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/4wHbyVNObXPFe8qgRZjPWF!

10m
Oct 24, 2022
345: How to Negotiate Your Medical Bills

How far are you willing to go to lower your medical bills? This episode is part 2 of my conversation with Christy Snodgrass, a registered nurse turned advocate and activist. Christy shares how to avoid getting price gouged and what tactics hospitals use to shake down patients into paying higher fees. She also shares her favorite resources to help you better negotiate your medical bills. Listen to part 1 here! CONNECT WITH CHRISTY Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@christyprn?lang=en | Instagram | www.healthcarereformed.org LINKS https://dollarfor.org https://dollarfor.org https://www.fairhealthconsumer.org https://www.fairhealthconsumer.org/ https://www.impactinhealthcare.org/https://www.impactinhealthcare.org   Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on APPLE or SPOTIFY!  

10m
Oct 20, 2022
344: How to Negotiate Your Medical Bills - Part 1

Did you know that 80% of hospital bills have errors? Me neither! Christy Snodgrass, a registered nurse turned advocate and activist, knows first-hand how stressful unexpected and large medical bills can be. That’s why she’s on the show today to share her step-by-step guide on how to negotiate your medical bills and potentially not have to pay a dime.  Keep an eye out for Part 2 of my conversation with Christy to learn more about the ins and outs of negotiating your medical bills. CONNECT WITH CHRISTY Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@christyprn?lang=en | Instagram | www.healthcarereformed.org   LINKS https://dollarfor.org https://dollarfor.org https://www.fairhealthconsumer.org https://www.fairhealthconsumer.org/   Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating and review!

11m
Oct 17, 2022
343: How You Talk To Your Kids About Money Matters

Do you remember your first thought or feeling about money? In today’s episode, Lindsay Bryan-Podvin, a Financial Therapist, is sharing how the language and messages we received about money as kids can affect how we interact with money as adults. Plus, listen to find out Lindsay’s advice on how to best approach talking about money with your kids. Check out the rest of my conversation with Lindsay from episodes 327 & 328. CONNECT WITH LINDSAY Instagram http://www.instagram.com/mindmoneybalance | www.mindmoneybalance.com   LINKS Lindsay's Money Personality Quiz https://www.mindmoneybalance.com/quiz Lindsay's Book - The Financial Anxiety Solution https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Financial-Anxiety-Solution/Lindsay-Bryan-Podvin/9781646040070 Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode. If you enjoyed it, I’d be grateful for your rating and review! Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!)

7m
Oct 13, 2022
342: Update on Student Loan Forgiveness and Taxes

Will your state be taxing student loan forgiveness? The student loan situation is constantly changing so this week I’m giving you an update on how each state is handling taxing forgiven student loans. This is a follow up to Episode 335: Popcorn To-Go: Could Student Loan Forgiveness Have a Big Tax Surprise? https://pod.fo/e/13dcfb https://pod.fo/e/13dcfb    RESOURCES The College Investor https://thecollegeinvestor.com https://thecollegeinvestor.com  Debt Free Gonna Be https://debtfreegonnabe.com https://debtfreegonnabe.com    Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode. If you enjoyed it, I’d be grateful for your rating and review! Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!)

5m
Oct 10, 2022
341: Will Moving My Credit Card Debt to a Personal Loan Hurt My Credit Score?

Could consolidating your credit card debt into a personal loan hurt your credit score? This is the question we are discussing today as we tackle part 2 of a question sent in from a listener. Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode. If you enjoyed it, I’d be grateful for your rating and review! Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!)

8m
Oct 06, 2022
340: Should I Use a Personal Loan to Pay Off My Credit Cards?

WIth interest rates rising paying down credit card debt is a great idea. But is using a personal loan a smart way of eliminating credit card debt. This week a listener wrote in with this exact question so I will help walk them through what they should know before paying off their credit cards with a personal loan. SOURCES Average credit card APR - https://www.bankrate.com/finance/credit-cards/average-credit-card-apr/ Federal Reserve Consumer Credit Data - https://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g19/current/   Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode. If you enjoyed it, I’d be grateful for your rating and review! Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!)

7m
Oct 03, 2022
339: Interest Rates Are Going Up Again

Interest rates are rising again, but why? This week I will break down the latest round of interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve and the reasoning behind why interest rates will continue to rise. SOURCES Fed Fund Rate History https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/openmarket.htm Federal Reserve Press Release https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/files/monetary20220921a1.pdf   Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/PopcornFinance | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PopcornFinance/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance | TikTok Thank you for listening to today’s episode. If you enjoyed it, I’d be grateful for your rating and review! Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!)

6m
Sep 29, 2022
338: Do I Need to Put a Down Payment on My New Car?

Is putting a big down payment on a new car a good idea? A listener wrote in wanting to know the best way to approach her next car purchase. I spent waaayyy too much time in my favorite program (Excel!) creating a calculator to run through some possible scenarios. Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube Thank you for listening to today’s episode. If you enjoyed it leave Popcorn Finance a rating or a review!

10m
Sep 26, 2022
337: I'm Confused By IRA Contribution Rules, Help!

IRS rules are confusing and it can make contributing to an IRA complicated. This week Megan wrote in wanting to know how she could contribute to an IRA for last year without getting in to trouble. So let me walk you through some of the complex rules around IRA contributions and some things that you need to keep an eye on. Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube Thank you for listening to today’s episode. If you enjoyed it, I’d be grateful for your rating and review! Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!)

9m
Sep 19, 2022
336: My Favorite Hack to Get a Pay Raise at Work

Sometimes in order to get the raise you want, you need to use a couple of jedi mind tricks. Mandi is back to share one of her all time favorite hacks to help you secure that nice big raise! CONNECT WITH MANDI Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mandimoney/ | Twitter JOIN THE MANDI MONEY MAKERS FALL COHORT  https://www.mandimoney.com/makers-waitlist BOOK A ONE-ON-ONE COACHING SESSION  https://www.mandimoney.com/coaching-sessions   Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube Thank you for listening to today’s episode. If you enjoyed it, I’d be grateful for your rating and review! Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!)

7m
Sep 12, 2022
335: Popcorn To-Go: Could Student Loan Forgiveness Have a Big Tax Surprise?

Could the latest round of student loan forgiveness come with a tax bill from your state? Today I’ll be taking you through 13 states that could impose an income tax on your loan forgiveness. This week I am on the road as I drive all over my home state of California. I packed my mic and a bag of popcorn to breakdown the latest round of student loan forgiveness from a parking lot in beautiful Santa Barbara, California!  SOURCES These 13 States May Hit Borrowers With Up to $1,100 in State Tax Liability on Forgiven Student Loans. How to Know if Your Debt Cancellation Will Trigger a Bill - https://www.cnbc.com/2022/08/26/13-states-may-hit-borrowers-with-state-tax-liability-on-forgiven-student-loans.html  What if You Just Paid Off (Or Paid Down) Your Federal Student Loans? https://www.huffpost.com/entry/student-loan-forgiveness-refund_l_6307b70de4b0f72c09def6b5  Student Aid Website - https://studentaid.gov/debt-relief-announcement How to Qualify for Biden's New Student Loan Forgiveness Plan - https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/24/politics/biden-student-loan-forgiveness-qualify/index.html How Do I Get My Student Loans Forgiven? Qualifying for Biden's Debt Relief, Explained - https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2022/08/25/how-is-student-loan-debt-forgiven/7884574001 Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube Thank you for listening to today’s episode. If you enjoyed it, I’d be grateful for your rating and review! Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!)

6m
Sep 08, 2022
334: 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? Listen to the full episode at https://www.awkwardpodcast.com/50-should-i-reimburse-my-ex  Have an awkward money situation that you would like us to discuss on This is Awkward? Give us a call at (707) 200-8259. LISTEN TO THIS IS AWKWARD! We all have an awkward money story about a friend who won't pay us back or a parent who won't stop telling us that renting is a waste of money. Join me and my co-host Allison as we listen to your money stories and help you navigate those difficult and awkward situations. Listen to our latest episode at https://www.awkwardpodcast.com Join Me on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance WANT TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE SHOW? Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail or Call 707-200-8259 CONNECT WITH ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/popcornfinancepodcast/ | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube Thank you for listening to today’s episode. If you enjoyed it, I’d be grateful for your rating and review!

21m
Sep 05, 2022