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140: How Do I Stay Motivated to Save?

8/12/2019
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Today's bag of popcorn is brought to you by Gazelle! Get $10 off your next Purchase at Gazelle by visiting https://popcornfinance.com/Gazelle 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 help from financial coach Ericka Young. Connect with Ericka at www.tailormadebudgets.com Full Show Notes at...

Duration:00:09:42

139: Is Debt Consolidation a Scam?

8/5/2019
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Today's bag of popcorn is brought to you by Gazelle! Get $10 off your next Purchase at Gazelle by visiting https://popcornfinance.com/Gazelle 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. Connect with Leslie at https://taynelaw.com Full Show Notes at https://PopcornFinance.com/139

Duration:00:10:01

138: Should I Give Up Power of Attorney?

8/2/2019
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Cameron Huddleston is back yet again to answer another Power of Attorney question! This time from the side of the person giving up the power. Should you be nervous? What are some things to consider? Connect with Cameron at https://Cameronhuddleston.com Learn more about Cameron and her book on her first appearance at https://PopcornFinance.com/131

Duration:00:06:17

137: Should I Be My Parent's Power of Attorney?

7/29/2019
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Cameron Huddleston is BACK thanks to a question from Michelle. As a follow up to Cameron's first appearance back on episode 131 (https://PopcornFinance.com/131), Michelle was contemplating if she wanted to take on the role of Power of Attorney for her mother and needed a little more information to help her make a decision. Connect with Cameron at https://Cameronhuddleston.com Learn more about Cameron and her book on her first appearance at https://PopcornFinance.com/131

Duration:00:10:19

136: Budget Bites - Using Cash Envelopes to Control Your Spending

7/22/2019
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Allison's Budget Bites! Learn more at InspiredBudget.com or on Instagram @InspiredBudget. How Not to Die When Buying Things on Craigslist PopcornFinance.com/94 Frugal Friends Ep 064 - https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/how-to-use-cash-envelopes-effectively Frugal Friends Ep 065 -https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/getting-into-paying-off-over-27k-of-credit-card-debt-w-chris-browning-of-popcorn-finance Connect with me Instagram -@PopcornFinancePodcast Twitter -...

Duration:00:03:00

135: Pop-Up Debate! Is the Wedding DJ Overrated?

7/17/2019
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VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE AT https://PopcornFinance.com/135 Welcome to another Pop-Up Debate! This is a special episode where I am joined by a past 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 live and on the spot...no practice...no redo...probably some popcorn...and definitely a lot of laughs! Today I'm joined again by Stefanie O'Connell. Our topic... Is the wedding DJ...

Duration:00:05:14

134: Saying No to the Engagement Ring

7/15/2019
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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 ring. Connect with Stefanie at https://stefanieoconnell.com Full Show Notes at https://PopcornFinance.com/134 Ask me a question! PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail Connect with me Instagram...

Duration:00:09:48

133: Getting Rid of That Car Debt!

7/8/2019
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There are few moments that feel better than paying off debt. Last November I paid off my car and of course I had to document the process. Join me as I reflect on this surreal moment. Have you recently paid off a car or are you close to finally being free of that debt? Tell me about it by leaving me a voicemail at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail! Connect with me Instagram -@PopcornFinancePodcast Twitter - @PopcornFinance Facebook - Popcorn Finance Special Music Provided by Fog by...

Duration:00:09:51

132: When Will I Be Debt Free?

7/1/2019
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I received a great question from Tessa about how to calculate a debt payoff date when your payments are not consistent. This was a tough question so I went over a couple of options. Here's a link to the debt snowball calculator I reference in this episode. https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/finance/debt-snowball-calculator/ Ask me a question! PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail Connect with me Instagram -@PopcornFinancePodcast Twitter - @PopcornFinance Facebook - Popcorn Finance

Duration:00:04:14

Popcorn Finance 2 Year Anniversary!

6/29/2019
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It's crazy to think that it has been two whole years since I released the very first episode of Popcorn Finance. I just wanted to put out this small bag of popcorn to thank you all for your support and to reflect back on the past two years.

Duration:00:04:20

131: Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk

6/24/2019
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Help nominate Popcorn Finance for a Plutus Award! Visit PopcornFinance.com/Plutus, enter your name and email, and then hit submit, THAT'S IT! Thanks for your help! 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 Need to Talk, Cameron Huddleston joins me to answer this...

Duration:00:12:34

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

6/17/2019
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Help nominate Popcorn Finance for a Plutus Award! Visit PopcornFinance.com/Plutus, enter your name and email, and then hit submit, THAT'S IT! Thanks for your help! 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 Full Show Notes at https://PopcornFinance.com/130 Ask me a...

Duration:00:12:16

129: Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want

6/10/2019
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Here is another interview from my time at FinCon. I met up with Episode 030 Guest Nick True on the conference floor. Nick brought up the topic of why it's important to distinguish what you really want from the frivolous wants that bring no real satisfaction. Connect with Nick on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfRqvJFJ6LLQ62lKmOUXATw Full Show Notes at https://PopcornFinance.com/129 Ask me a question! PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail Connect with me Instagram...

Duration:00:07:23

128: Pop-Up Debates! Ebooks vs. Physical Books!

6/6/2019
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VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE AT https://PopcornFinance.com/100Books Welcome to Pop-Up Debates! In this new episode format I will be joined by a guest to debate a specific topic. We will each have 1 minute to argue our point. The best part about this new type of episode is that you the listeners will decide who argued their side the best and who should be crowned the winner. In this episode I'm joined by Sarah Wilson of Budget Girl. Our topic... What is the superior format, Ebooks or Physical...

Duration:00:08:52

127: Pt.3 The 100 Book Reading Challenge

6/5/2019
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Sarah Wilson, aka Budget Girl, has set a mind blowing goal to read 100 books in 2019. In comparison my 20 book reading challenge is just sad. Over 3 episodes we discuss some of our favorite personal finance books along with some that were just for fun. Connect with Sarah at https://www.youtube.com/BudgetGirl Full Show Notes at https://PopcornFinance.com/100Books Ask me a question! PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail Connect with me Instagram -@PopcornFinancePodcast Twitter -...

Duration:00:12:13

126: Pt.2 The 100 Book Reading Challenge

6/4/2019
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Sarah Wilson, aka Budget Girl, has set a mind blowing goal to read 100 books in 2019. In comparison my 20 book reading challenge is just sad. Over 3 episodes we discuss some of our favorite personal finance books along with some that were just for fun. Connect with Sarah at https://www.youtube.com/BudgetGirl Full Show Notes at https://PopcornFinance.com/100Books Ask me a question! PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail Connect with me Instagram -@PopcornFinancePodcast Twitter -...

Duration:00:05:12

125: Pt.1 The 100 Book Reading Challenge

6/3/2019
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Sarah Wilson, aka Budget Girl, has set a mind blowing goal to read 100 books in 2019. In comparison my 20 book reading challenge is just sad. Over 3 episodes we discuss some of our favorite personal finance books along with some that were just for fun. Connect with Sarah at https://www.youtube.com/BudgetGirl Full Show Notes at https://PopcornFinance.com/100Books Ask me a question! PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail Connect with me Instagram -@PopcornFinancePodcast Twitter -...

Duration:00:07:16

124: Vacations Stress Me Out!

5/27/2019
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Vacations have always been a stressful time for me, specifically financially. Learn what I did to reduce the amount of money stress I was feeling every time I hopped on a plane. Connect with me Instagram -@PopcornFinancePodcast Twitter - @PopcornFinance Facebook - Popcorn Finance

Duration:00:05:16

123: Budget Bites - Meal Prep Your Way to Savings

5/22/2019
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Allison's Budget Bites! Learn more at InspiredBudget.com or on Instagram @InspiredBudget. Connect with me Instagram -@PopcornFinancePodcast Twitter - @PopcornFinance Facebook - Popcorn Finance Special Music Thanks to All Night by Ikson https://soundcloud.com/ikson/ Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/bE2rrcUKnok

Duration:00:03:45

122: The Man without a Credit Score

5/20/2019
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The credit score. We all strive to have the best one possible. But what is it like to live without a credit score at all? I sat down with Steve Stewart to talk about what life is like without a credit score and to find out where his went. Connect with Steve at https://SteveStewart.me Full Show Notes at https://PopcornFinance.com/122 Ask me a question! PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail Connect with me Instagram -@PopcornFinancePodcast Twitter - @PopcornFinance Facebook - Popcorn...

Duration:00:10:46