What I Learned by Living with Less

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the US so I thought I’d share one of my favorite conversations to help you get through the long travel waits and even longer family conversations. The Year of Less was one of my favorite books of 2018 and I got the chance to with […]

157: Should I Invest or Pay Off Debt?

Invest or Pay Off Debt? If you are in the process of trying to pay down debt, should you still contribute to your 401(k), or should you focus all of your power on paying down debt first and then contribute?  This particular question is asked on a daily basis in the debt […]

156: What is a Robo Advisor?

Robo Advisors is becoming one of those hot buzzwords that you’re hearing thrown around everywhere. In the finance industry, automation is everything, so it’s no surprise that these services are creating that buzz. What is a Robo Advisor? Do I need one? Read on to find out!  This bag of […]

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 […]