155: How to Find a Financial Planner + Giveaway Winners!

Today I will be announcing the two winners of Anthony ONeal’s book, Debt Free Degree, and sharing details on a new month long giveaway from our new partner, Cons and Kernels! I’ll also be sharing some tips on how to find a financial planner. This bag of popcorn is brought […]

150: The Pros and Cons of Online Bank Accounts

The banking industry, as with most industries, is shifting to meet the demand of internet-savvy Millennials and Gen X-ers. With that evolution, online banking has exploded.  If you’re interested in opening an online bank account, here are the pros AND cons to consider before calling up customer service or clicking […]

149: Can I Trust Online Bank Accounts?

Can I trust online bank accounts? I received an email from Jordan wanting to know my thoughts on some of the new online only accounts that are popping up.  In this episode I will show you what to look for when opening a checking account online. PopcornFinance.com/Instacart Becoming an Instacart […]

148: Stop Overspending with the One Percent Rule

There is no one way to master your finances.  There are so many ways to get your finances under control.  Today Glenn James from My Millennial Money shares a rule that he uses to stop himself from overspending.  PopcornFinance.com/Instacart Becoming an Instacart shopper is great for anyone looking to make […]

147: How to Stop the Credit Card Offers in the Mail

I get so many credit offers in the mail and I’m sick of it!  In today’s episode I will walk you through how to put a stop to stop those credit card offers. Becoming an Instacart shopper is great for anyone looking to make extra cash in your free time. […]

145: How Do I Get My Food Budget Under Control?

Keeping my food budget under control can be so difficult some months. Erin Chase from 5DollarDinners.com stopped by for a bag of popcorn and to share some of her favorite tips on how to reduce your food budget! PopcornFinance.com/Instacart Becoming an Instacart shopper is great for anyone looking to make […]

144: I Got My First Real Job, Now What?

I got my first real job, now what? Steven Hughes and I are answering this exact question.  We spend so many years as a broke student that once we finally get a real paycheck its hard to know what we should be doing with all that money.  Steven and I […]

143: Pop-Up Debate! Are You For or Against Tiny Living?

Welcome to another Pop-Up Debate! This is a special episode where I am joined by a guest to debate a weird and fun topic.  We each get 1 minute to argue our side and then you the listener get to decide who mad the best argument! This is all recorded […]

142: Dear Debt

Mental health and money aren’t two topics that you hear discussed together very often. Today’s guest, Melanie Lockert, has made it her mission to create a space where these discussions can be had. Melanie and I discuss her talk at a recent Plutus Voices event and why it is important […]

141: Plutus Nominated Episode – The Why of FI with Jillian Johnsrud

The Plutus Awards are right around the corner and Popcorn Finance was selected as a finalist for two awards.  One of those nominations was for Best Series for the Poppin’ with F.I.R.E. series I did earlier this year.  So today I’m bringing you one of my favorite episodes from that […]

140: How Do I Stay Motivated to Save?

How do I stay motivated to save? Paying off debt can be an emotional journey, so it makes sense that it would be tough to keep that momentum going once your debt is gone.  Today I tackle a question that I received from Tamie on this very topic with some […]

139: Is Debt Consolidation a Scam?

Debt consolidation is one of those topics that makes me nervous. It can be a useful tool, but is also full of traps. Today’s guest Leslie Tayne is here to walk us through some of the pros and cons. PopcornFinance.com/Gazelle Buy certified, pre-owned devices for a fraction of the price!Offering everything […]

134: Saying No to the Engagement Ring

The engagement ring is seen as the universal symbol of love and commitment. But, it is also a huge expense and some, like today’s guest, are opting to skip it all together. Author and speaker Stefanie O’Connell joins me today to discuss why she decided to turn down her engagement […]

131: Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk

Would you rather talk to your parents about sex than their finances? Well 9% of people surveyed said that they would, which is crazy. But why is talking to our parents about money so scary and what can we do to get the conversation started? Author of Mom and Dad, We […]

130: Moving to the Hood to Pay Off $120,000 of Debt

Aja McClanahan joined me from the FinCon floor to discuss how she and her husband made a big decision to move to the hood to cut back their expenses and pay off over $120,000 of debt. Connect with Aja at https://principlesofincrease.com