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2018 Listener Goals: Vol. 2

Welcome to Vol. 2 in our 2018 Listener Goals Series! Today we take on savings. Whether you are saving up so that you can tell your boss you're never coming back or just to give yourself some more financial security, together we discuss our savings goals for 2018. Big thanks to the following listeners featured in this episode -Helene -Ileane -Irene -Jamila -P.T. Listen to Vol.1 Full Show Notes at How to be featured on the...

Duration: 00:06:41

038: Our $27,000 Debt Story - Pt. 3

Today we finish the third and final chapter of our $27,000 Debt Story. We discuss what changes we made to help pay down our debt faster, some financial regrets, and some advice we would give our younger selves. Hear Our Full Story Part 1 Part 2 Full Show Notes at In Adrian's call he mentioned a previous guest, Erin Lowry. Click Here to hear some great techniques to improve how you save and why you need more balance in your financial...

Duration: 00:15:54

037: Figuring Out Your Income & Expenses ft. Marcus Garrett

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. Full Show Notes at Help support the show for free at Connect with me Instagram -@PopcornFinancePodcast Twitter - @PopcornFinance Facebook - Popcorn Finance Outro Music By Buddha by Kontekst ...

Duration: 00:23:33

036: 2018 Listener Goals - #1 Debt

I asked you for your 2018 financial goals and you came through! This episode will be the first in a series highlighting the 2018 financial goals of members of the Popcorn Finance community. In the first episodes we take a look at the 2018 goals centered around paying off debt. Big thanks to the following listeners featured in this episode -Lauren -Reesh -PERS -Jessie -Victoria -Anthony Full Show Notes at Connect Help support the show at...

Duration: 00:06:41

035: Living Tax Free While Traveling the World ft. Megan Brinsfield

Listener Mack Hackett was the Most Engaged Listener on the Popcorn Finance Anchor Station for four days in a row. For this amazing feat I promised Mack an episode based around the topic of his choice. Of course Mack hit me with a topic that I knew nothing about, the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. So 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...

Duration: 00:10:34

Send Me Your 2018 Financial Goals

Hey everyone! I’m working on a special podcast for the new year. In it I want to feature listeners and one financial goal you have for 2018. Visit for details on how to be a part of this special episode. Connect with me Instagram -@PopcornFinancePodcast Twitter - @PopcornFinance Facebook - Popcorn Finance

Duration: 00:02:55

034: Our $27,000 Debt Story Pt. 2

This week we pick up where we left off a couple of weeks ago on episode 032. In 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. Make sure you check out Part 1 first. See Full Show Notes at Click here to view one of my earlier blog posts on how debt affected our lives Connect with me Instagram -@PopcornFinancePodcast Twitter - @PopcornFinance Facebook -...

Duration: 00:17:39

033: Broke Millennial - Erin Lowry

This week Erin Lowry joins me for a bag of popcorn. Erin is the founder of and the author of the book Broke Millennial. We 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 Outro Music Buddha by Kontekst...

Duration: 00:18:28

032: Our $27,000 Debt Story Pt. 1

Last week on episode 031, I sat down with Liz Weston of & to discuss sharing your debt story. So this week I thought that it would only be appropriate for me to share my personal debt story. But this was not mine journey alone. So that is why my wife "K" agreed to join me on today's episode. Listen to part 1 of our conversation as we discuss how we got in to over $27,000 in debt. Click here to view one of my earlier blog posts on how debt affected our...

Duration: 00:12:43

031: Sharing Your Debt Story with Liz Weston

I had the privilege to sit down with the one and only Liz Weston of and I 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. So 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. In this episode we discuss: -How taboo the topic of debt and money have become -More people than you may think are dealing with...

Duration: 00:12:39


Visit for the show notes & how to enter. No purchase necessary. I hate Black Friday. I hate it because I used to work in retail when I was in college. I would have to wake up between 2 and 3 am the next morning after enjoying my thanksgiving dinner to go to work. I would be there for at least 12 hours. It would be a very, very long day. So, because of the trauma that I suffered on this day I will be doing a special giveaway. I will be giving away a 1 (one)...

Duration: 00:06:50

030: Mapping Out Your Money with Nick True

Nick True joins me on the latest episode on the Popcorn Finance Podcast. Nick is the Social Media Manager for FinCon and the founder of I met Nick at FinCon (a conference for financial professionals, bloggers, & podcasters) while he was giving the new attendee orientation. In this episode Nick discusses how he started working for FinCon and how he & his wife handle their finances while living a non-traditional lifestyle traveling across the US. This episode will be...

Duration: 00:08:54

029: Paying Off Over $100K of Debt with The Thrifty Couple

Alex & Cassie from join me on today's episode live from FinCon in Dallas, TX. They share their amazing journey of accumulating and then paying off over $100,000 in debt. Also in the process of tackling this debt Alex and Cassy developed a debt repayment technique that would eventually turn into their book The 2% Rule To Get Debt Free. Connect with me Instagram -@PopcornFinancePodcast Twitter - @PopcornFinance Facebook - Popcorn Finance

Duration: 00:12:25

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. Marvin is already ahead of the game & recently obtained a secured credit card. We explore secured credit cards & how paying your rent can also help you establish credit. Connect with me Instagram -@PopcornFinancePodcast Twitter - @PopcornFinance Facebook - Popcorn Finance

Duration: 00:06:51

027: When The Money's Good

This is the first of many great interviews that I recorded while at FinCon. I am joined today by Tyler from Tyler is a Virginia native with an MBA focused in Finance and Accounting. In today's episode she shares what it's like being young & living in one of the more expensive cities in the U.S. just out of college. Keep up with Tyler Twitter - @whenmoneysgood Instagram - @whenthemoneysgood Facebook Connect...

Duration: 00:10:09

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. Check out Lecrae's new album for the full song All Things Work Together Instrumental sections created by RapCulture305 on Youtube. Visit for more information Connect with me on: Instagram -@PopcornFinancePodcast Twitter - @PopcornFinance Facebook - Popcorn Finance

Duration: 00:04:00

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.

Duration: 00:06:35

024: Mint Flavored Budget

I received two great calls with a minty connection. Today we discuss budget tools & a potential business opportunity.

Duration: 00:06:35

023: Investing 101 - Diversification

“You should diversify your portfolio.” We’ve all probably heard this before. But what does this actually mean? Join me today as we discuss what diversification is and why it’s important. Check out the rest of the Investing 101 Series at

Duration: 00:08:57

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.

Duration: 00:07:28

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