221 episodes

Twice a week, Gaby Dunn (they/them) brings you a money show for the queerdos and weirdos -- with an unabashedly radical point of view about finances that will help you fix your life. You won't get rich, but you will feel seen. Gaby, a queer and trans writer and New York Times best-selling author, and their guests take down out-of-touch money movies, TV, and books, listen to your personal financial wins and woes, try to better the world for the not-billionaires, and laugh because they just can't cry about this shit anymore. Leave Gaby a voicemail at 844-474-4040 or send a question or voice memo to GabyIsBadWithMoney@gmail.com.

Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn Cumulus Podcast Network

    • Business
    • 4.5 • 2.4K Ratings

Twice a week, Gaby Dunn (they/them) brings you a money show for the queerdos and weirdos -- with an unabashedly radical point of view about finances that will help you fix your life. You won't get rich, but you will feel seen. Gaby, a queer and trans writer and New York Times best-selling author, and their guests take down out-of-touch money movies, TV, and books, listen to your personal financial wins and woes, try to better the world for the not-billionaires, and laugh because they just can't cry about this shit anymore. Leave Gaby a voicemail at 844-474-4040 or send a question or voice memo to GabyIsBadWithMoney@gmail.com.

    Mailbag: Do Singles or Couples Have It Better Financially?

    Mailbag: Do Singles or Couples Have It Better Financially?

    Ok on today’s show, Gaby and Mal read emails from Katie and Jessica about ADHD budgets, an email from Ally about After The Rapture Christian pet insurance, and one about ESA letters and the realities of being a therapist and more. Then, advice from professional unemployment expert Emily for our listener who was about to be fired, Swetha’s ideas for topics to cover re singles and couples and their different money pros and cons, and Gaby reads a review from someone who hates them.

    Gaby Dunn Instagram: @GabyRoad
    BWM Instagram: @bwmpod
    BWM Facebook group: http://tinyurl.com/badwithmoneyfb
    The BWM Discord channel: https://discord.gg/dAdxj4JMER
    Find Gaby on Patreon: patreon.com/gabydunn
    Shop gabydunn.com/shop for merch!

    Bad with Money is produced, edited, sound engineered and mixed by Cumulus Podcast Network, The theme song was performed by Sam Barbara and written by Myq Kaplan, Zach Sherwin, and Jack Dolgen. Additional music by Joey Salvia.
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    • 38 min
    Gaby Forces Mal To Play Weird "Money Videogames"

    Gaby Forces Mal To Play Weird "Money Videogames"

    In our first "Mal Blum, Professional Guinea Pig" episode, Gaby makes their partner and co-host Mal play Investopedia's "Stock Market Simulator" and The Financial Times' Uber game. Mal flounders on what to do with 100,000 dollars in risky stocks. (It still does not get exciting.) Find out what commodity Mal thinks is the only sound investment and how their "fake stocks" are currently doing. Then, the duo plays "The Uber Game" where Mal tries to pay their 1,000 dollar mortgage by driving rideshare in San Francisco for a week. Gaby shares their own Postmates driving journey. In the game, things go awry and Mal has to make some tough and tiring decisions. Plus, what does NVIDIA Corporation actually do??? Someone let us know.

    For a full transcript of this episode, visit: https://bit.ly/3dmka6I

    Gaby Dunn Instagram: @GabyRoad
    BWM Instagram: @bwmpod
    BWM Facebook group: http://tinyurl.com/badwithmoneyfb
    The BWM Discord channel: https://discord.gg/dAdxj4JMER
    Find Gaby on Patreon: patreon.com/gabydunn
    Shop gabydunn.com/shop for merch!

    Bad with Money is produced, edited, sound engineered and mixed by Cumulus Podcast Network, The theme song was performed by Sam Barbara and written by Myq Kaplan, Zach Sherwin, and Jack Dolgen. Additional music by Joey Salvia.
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    • 44 min
    Mailbag: Should Vets Tell You Prices?

    Mailbag: Should Vets Tell You Prices?

    This week, you all wrote in loving the "boring episode" which is shocking to Gaby. Then, a couple of listeners' battle it out over the price of pet's end of life care and Gaby and Mal have differing opinions. BB returns to say their friend group absolutely roasted them on their controversial IRA opinions. What does it mean to "play stocks?" We then come up with a bunch of potential taglines for the show. Plus, Gaby and Mal will be discussing their upcoming wedding plans on the show soon.

    For a full transcript of this episode, visit: https://bit.ly/3p5D84k

    Gaby Dunn Instagram: @GabyRoad
    BWM Instagram: @bwmpod
    BWM Facebook group: http://tinyurl.com/badwithmoneyfb
    The BWM Discord channel: https://discord.gg/dAdxj4JMER
    Find Gaby on Patreon: patreon.com/gabydunn
    Shop gabydunn.com/shop for merch!

    Bad with Money is produced, edited, sound engineered and mixed by Cumulus Podcast Network, The theme song was performed by Sam Barbara and written by Myq Kaplan, Zach Sherwin, and Jack Dolgen. Additional music by Joey Salvia.
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    • 38 min
    Your Emotional Stories of Pregnancy, IVF, Abortion, Miscarriage, and Childcare Costs

    Your Emotional Stories of Pregnancy, IVF, Abortion, Miscarriage, and Childcare Costs

    This week is a super emotional and educational episode! Darien talks about how disorganized and exploitative egg donation is. J shares about owing her company thousands for her maternity leave. Jennifer exposes the toddler and baby care crisis. Aurora gives a nerdy budget breakdown of a years-long parenthood journey. Sandi laments that four jobs are not enough to care for a child. Lizzie calls in about health insurance's refusal to cover her doula. Ariel educates on pelvic floor physical therapy and reimbursement costs. Jess calls about the costs of queer pregnancy and a "buy one, get one free" sperm deal. Kate reveals how much it cost to have a miscarriage. Megan expands on IUI vs IVF and Gaby learns about "sperm poems." Katie calls in about the truth of adoption and foster care. Rachel writes about the ethical questions around genetic testing and choosing the baby's sex. Sam shares a vulnerable story about aborting a wanted child, and T does the same as a Black woman who suffered traumatic birth injury. Liz explains quitting her job just so she could have a safe pregnancy. And more! Thank you so, so much to everyone who shared your honest and transparent truths with us this episode.

    For a full transcript of this episode, visit: https://bit.ly/3PfAbsB

    Gaby Dunn Instagram: @GabyRoad
    BWM Instagram: @bwmpod
    BWM Facebook group: http://tinyurl.com/badwithmoneyfb
    The BWM Discord channel: https://discord.gg/dAdxj4JMER
    Find Gaby on Patreon: patreon.com/gabydunn
    Shop gabydunn.com/shop for merch!

    Bad with Money is produced, edited, sound engineered and mixed by Cumulus Podcast Network, The theme song was performed by Sam Barbara and written by Myq Kaplan, Zach Sherwin, and Jack Dolgen. Additional music by Joey Salvia.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Gaby And Mal Elope, Scary Plasma Side Effects, and Knowing You're Gonna Be Fired

    Gaby And Mal Elope, Scary Plasma Side Effects, and Knowing You're Gonna Be Fired

    New co-host Mal is in a defeatist mood that Gaby has to pull them out of. First, a listener writes in, confused as to whether or not her and her partner's marriage would be repealed if the Supreme Court overturns Obergerfell v Hodges. Mal gives realistic and vulnerable advice to a listener with ADHD on how to budget when it seems impossible. What does one do when the world, and especially the world of money, isn't built for your neurodivergence? Colleen from Ohio shares a voicemail about preparing for the expenses of a beloved animal's end of life care. Hannah then shares her positive experiences selling plasma for extra money, until a rare side effect scared her off for good. Chelsea asks for help because she accidentally found out she's about to be fired. SOS. Alexa says her dad, a liberal landlord, would be happy to be a guest on the show, Katie asks for an episode on ethical landlording when a renter is disabled, and Liz tells a harrowing story that might just be about lead paint in a rental property. (Ok, it's more nuanced than that.) And more!

    For a full transcript of this episode, visit: https://bit.ly/3OR33XH

    Gaby Dunn Instagram: @GabyRoad
    BWM Instagram: @bwmpod
    BWM Facebook group: http://tinyurl.com/badwithmoneyfb
    The BWM Discord channel: https://discord.gg/dAdxj4JMER
    Find Gaby on Patreon: patreon.com/gabydunn
    Shop gabydunn.com/shop for merch!

    Bad with Money is produced, edited, sound engineered and mixed by Cumulus Podcast Network, The theme song was performed by Sam Barbara and written by Myq Kaplan, Zach Sherwin, and Jack Dolgen. Additional music by Joey Salvia.
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    • 35 min
    Black Monday: The Mysterious 1987 Stock Market Crash with Cerise Castle

    Black Monday: The Mysterious 1987 Stock Market Crash with Cerise Castle

    This week, Gaby and journalist Cerise Castle explain the real life unexplained and mysterious 1987 Wall Street crash and the TV show based on it, Showtime's "Black Monday." To this day, the events surrounding the complete global stock market decimation in the late 80s have never been uncovered. Cerise and Gaby teach you everything we know about what happened, what changed the world, and why. Cerise also shares her knowledge about the War on Drugs, Iran-Contra, Freeway Rick Ross, Gary Webb's Code of Silence, and the CIA's involvement in the crack epidemic. They also break down being Black and being a woman (or both) on Wall Street and what that experience is like, in real life research and also as portrayed in the 2019 comedy.

    tw: suicide

    For a full transcript of this episode, visit: https://bit.ly/3PYNRZy

    Gaby Dunn Instagram: @GabyRoad
    BWM Instagram: @bwmpod
    BWM Facebook group: http://tinyurl.com/badwithmoneyfb
    The BWM Discord channel: https://discord.gg/dAdxj4JMER
    Find Gaby on Patreon: patreon.com/gabydunn
    Shop gabydunn.com/shop for merch!

    Bad with Money is produced, edited, sound engineered and mixed by Cumulus Podcast Network, The theme song was performed by Sam Barbara and written by Myq Kaplan, Zach Sherwin, and Jack Dolgen. Additional music by Joey Salvia.
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

Nclevela85 ,

Finances made simple

I have been listening to this podcast since the first season and enjoy every episode! It is filled with smart money habits and information that makes my feel empowered by finances instead of limited. Gaby is a compassionate host that listens to guests and can balance multiple perspectives at the same time, so refreshing!!! Mal is a great addition to the show and I relate to so much of what they have to say. Also, thanks for recommending the How to Buy a Home podcast! My husband were able to are about to close on our first home. We are able to take this huge step in no small part thanks to you and your podcast. Love your podcast. Looking forward to future episodes!

dobbae ,

Amazeballs podcast

Love love love this show! Both Gaby’s podcast and book Bad with Money have helped me navigate the money world more than anything else. They give practical real world advice and also help give voice to diverse perspectives on the ways that our system is messed up but also how we can move forward and challenge those systems. I love the mailbag episodes so much - I feel like it’s an office hours and Gabys the cool professor helping answer all the questions but also encouraging listeners to live their best lives.

noyesm ,

Stick to what you know

Stick to teaching your audience about money and how money works in America. That was the original goal of the show and you did well. Do not ask your audience for content and then turn around and call them racist, homophobic, transphobic. It’s shallow and bland and easy for you. Gross.

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