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America Saves Week - Day 1 - Save with a Plan
It's America Saves Week! Take a listen to a special podcast episode & join me in taking the America Saves Pledge by visiting Once you take the pledge you'll have a chance to earn up to $750 towards your savings goal! Plus one Popcorn Finance listener will win a $100 gift card!
March 01, 2018
038: Our $27,000 Debt Story Part 3
Part 3
January 30, 2018
037: Figuring Out Your Income & Expenses
Here is another fun interview from FinCon 2017. I'm joined by Marcus Garrett, one half of the Paychecks & Balances team. Together we tackle a call from "Pers" on understanding fixed expenses and disposable income. \240 Full Show Notes at \240 Help support the show for free at \240 Connect with me Instagram -@PopcornFinancePodcast Twitter - @PopcornFinance Facebook - Popcorn Finance \240 Outro Music By Buddha by Kontekst Creative Commons \u2014 Attribution 3.0 Unported\u2014 CC BY 3.0 Music provided by Audio Library
January 13, 2018
036: 2018 Listener Goals Vol 1
This is a series highlighting the 2018 financial goals of members of the Popcorn Finance community. In the first episodes we take a look at goals centered around paying off debt. Full Show Notes at Big thanks to the following listeners featured in this episode -Lauren -Reesh -PERS -Jessie -Victoria -Anthony\240 Help support the show at\240 Instagram -@PopcornFinancePodcast Twitter - @PopcornFinance Facebook - Popcorn Finance
January 02, 2018
035: Living Tax Free While Traveling the World
Listener Mack Hackett was the Most Engaged Listener on the Popcorn Finance Anchor Station\240for four days in a row. \240For this amazing feat I promised Mack an episode based around the topic of his choice. \240 Of course Mack hit me with a topic that I knew nothing about, the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. \240So I brought is Megan Brinsfield, Director of Financial Planning at Motley Fool Wealth Management, to help break down what the FEIE is all about. See Full Show Notes at
December 31, 2017
034: Our $27K Debt Story Pt. 2
This week we pick up where we left off a couple of weeks ago on episode 032. \240In part 2 of my conversation with "K" we discuss some of the things that got us into over $27,000 in debt and what were those purchases that we really enjoyed.
December 23, 2017
033: Broke Millennial
This week Erin Lowry joins me for a bag of popcorn. \240Erin is the founder of and the author of the book Broke Millennial. \240We discuss some techniques to improve how you save and why you need more balance in your financial life. Full Show Notes at Support the Podcast at Connect with me Instagram -@PopcornFinancePodcast Twitter - @PopcornFinance Facebook - Popcorn Finance
December 12, 2017
031: Sharing Your Debt Story with Liz Weston
I had the privilege to sit down with the one and only Liz Weston of\240and \240I first met Liz when she interviewed me and my wife for an article she was writing on the vicious debt cycle in which many people find themselves. \240So when I found out that she would also be at FinCon I knew I had to find a way to have her on the podcast. Find Full Show Notes at
November 28, 2017
030: Mapping Out Your Money
Nick True, Social Media Manager for FinCon and the founder of \240Joins me to discuss how he started working for FinCon and how he & his wife handle their finances while living a non-traditional lifestyle traveling across the US. Find show notes at\ Find out more about Nick True at: Instagram - @NickDTrue Youtube - Mapped Out Money Connect with me Instagram -@PopcornFinancePodcast Twitter - @PopcornFinance Facebook - Popcorn Finance
November 21, 2017
029: Paying Off Over $100k of Debt with the Thrifty Couple
Alex & Cassy from\240join me on today's episode live from FinCon in Dallas, TX. \240They share their amazing journey of accumulating & then paying off over $100,000 in debt. \240Also in the process of tackling this debt Alex & Cassy developed a debt repayment technique that would eventually turn into their book\240The 2% Rule To Get Debt Free. \240 Connect with me Instagram -@PopcornFinancePodcast Twitter - @PopcornFinance Facebook - Popcorn Finance
November 16, 2017
028: HELP! I’m Young with No Credit
Marvin called in wanting to know what a young person just starting out should do to establish credit. \240Marvin is already ahead of the game & recently obtained a secured credit card. \240We explore secured credit cards & how paying your rent can also help you establish credit. \240
November 15, 2017
027: When the Money’s Good
Tyler from shares what it's like living in one of the most expensive cities in the U.S. just out of college.
October 31, 2017
026: Being Broke Made Me Rich
Sometimes we learn the most during our most difficult times. Today's episode was inspired by one of my favorite Hip-Hop artists, Lecrae, & one of his latest songs, Broke.
October 24, 2017
025: How to Get Free Amazon Kindle Ebooks
I found a new fortress of solitude & it's called the public library. Little did I know that it would come with an extra perk.
October 09, 2017
024: Mint Flavored Budget
I received two great calls with a minty connection. Today we discuss budget tools & a potential business opportunity.
October 02, 2017
023: Investing 101 - Diversification
\u201cYou should diversify your portfolio.\u201d We\u2019ve all probably heard this before. But what does this actually mean? Join me today as we discuss what diversification is and why it\u2019s important.
September 25, 2017
022: Should I Pay Off My Credit Cards?
Andrea called in with a great question about whether or not she should pay off her credit cards if she received a large sum of money.
September 18, 2017
021: The Equifax Hack
The Equifax data hack has been all over the news & like many, I'm sure you were confused & concerned. In this episode you will learn the details that have been released & what actions you can take.
September 09, 2017
020: Top 3 Fun Ways to Spend Money
I'm joined today by a special guest co-host, Rex Barrett, from The Maven's Top 3 Podcast. Rex is known for his top 3 lists & together we list the top 3 ways we spend our money just for fun.
September 04, 2017
019: Getting Creative with Bank Accounts
I received a great call from Alfred as a follow up to episode 017. He wanted to know some creative ways to use bank accounts in his budgeting. Join me for the answer.
September 01, 2017
018: Investing 101 - Stock Market Index
Today we discuss what a stock market index is, why it was created, and a few examples of the most popular stock market indices.
August 26, 2017
017: Automating Your Finances
Automation is an extremely powerful tool and something that can be used to simplify our financial lives. Join me this episode as we discuss some of the ways we can utilize automation in our finances.
August 16, 2017
016: Investing 101 - Bonds Extra Credit
Here's a little extra credit for our Investing 101 Series. We covered Bonds in our last episode, but there were a few things that got left out. Take a moment to listen to this extra credit assignment
August 11, 2017
015: Investing 101 - Bonds
Interested in loaning your money out to a business or corporation? Learn the ins and outs of bonds in today's episode.
August 01, 2017
014: Investing 101 - Stocks
Stocks are one of the most well known investment vehicles, but, also one of the most misunderstood. Learn what a stock is, how it works, and what is your role as a shareholder.
July 29, 2017
013: Enjoying the NBA on a Budget
The NBA can be a fun, but also expensive experience. I'm joined by Victor from The Rebound to discuss the ways we enjoy the NBA while still working with in our budgets.
July 23, 2017
012: The Importance of Saving
The importance of saving is never more evident than when a financial emergency hits. Today's episode is a short discussion on getting your savings in order.
July 19, 2017
011: Credit Score Envy
We have a tendency to compare ourselves to others. When it comes to credit scores we are no different. But, there comes a time when those few extra points mean nothing more than bragging rights.
July 14, 2017
010: Hard vs. Soft Credit Inquiry
How does applying for a new credit card or loan affect your credit score? Learn the difference between a hard and soft credit Inquiry.
July 12, 2017
009: The Business of Marijuana
A call in sparked my journey to better understand the marijuana industry. With the help of my guest LJ, I learn about the current state of the marijuana industry
July 10, 2017
008: Paying to Repair Credit
Is paying to have your credit repaired worthwhile or just a waste of money? Come join the discussion.
July 07, 2017
007: Credit Card Junk Mail
Learn how to put an end to the constant credit card junk mail that we all receive far too often.
July 06, 2017
006: Credit Score Myths PT.2
Join me in part 2 of our discussion on the top myths surrounding your credit score.
July 04, 2017
005: Credit Score Myths PT.1
There's so much bad and just plain false information out there when it comes to your credit. Join me in part 1 of our discussion on the top myths surrounding your credit score.
July 04, 2017
004: Your Financial Journey w/ Jamila from
Today I have an amazing interview with Jamila from Join us as Jamila shares her journey to retire in her 40's after tackling her debt and saving over $85k with her husband.
July 02, 2017
001: Evolution of Our Credit System
In this episode we will discuss the development of our credit system and what led to the creation of the FICO score.
July 01, 2017
003: The 5 FICO Score Factors
Have you ever wondered what goes in to making that mysterious three digit Credit Score? Find out the 5 factors that go in to calculating your FICO Score here on Popcorn Finance.
June 30, 2017
002: Birth of the Credit Score
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June 29, 2017