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An award winning short form podcast discussing finance in about the time it takes to make a bag of popcorn

Popcorn Finance Chris Browning

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    • 4.8 • 303 Ratings

An award winning short form podcast discussing finance in about the time it takes to make a bag of popcorn

    Should I Rent or Buy A Home?

    Should I Rent or Buy A Home?

    Has homeownership become another unattainable aspect of the American dream? For decades owning a home has been dubbed a right of passage in your adult life. However, with prices of homes skyrocketing over the past few years, owning a home might not even be possible for many young people. To add some perspective to this age-old debate of whether you should rent or buy a home, I’m sharing some key factors to consider and help in your decision-making process.
    Sponsor
    Today’s bag of popcorn is brought to you by, the Everyone’s Talkin’ Money podcast hosted by Shannah Game. Shannah is a money wellness expert and Certified Financial Planner. If you’re ready to learn everything about money that no one taught you, do yourself a favor and subscribe to the Everyone’s Talkin’ Money podcast!
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    or Call 707-200-8259
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    • 7 min
    Saving for College - 529 Plans vs I Bonds

    Saving for College - 529 Plans vs I Bonds

    Should you believe the hype around I Bonds? In episode 355, Marc Russell of Better Wallet joined me on the show to discuss 529 plans and whether or not they’re a good option for an education fund for your child. In today’s episode, Marc is sharing whether or not the recently popularized I Bonds are worth the hype or if your college savings is better off in a 529 Plan.
    Listen to my previous episode with Mark: 355: Savings for College with a 529 Plan
    Connect with Marc
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    Sponsor
    Today’s bag of popcorn is brought to you by, the Everyone’s Talkin’ Money podcast hosted by Shannah Game. Shannah is a money wellness expert and Certified Financial Planner. If you’re ready to learn everything about money that no one taught you, do yourself a favor and subscribe to the Everyone’s Talkin’ Money podcast!
     
    Links
    Check out my episode on the Better Wallet podcast here
    Join Me on YouTube!
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    Want to submit a question to the show?
    Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com
    Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail
    or Call 707-200-8259
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    • 7 min
    Savings for College with a 529 Plan

    Savings for College with a 529 Plan

    Are you a new parent, who’s already thinking about your kid’s future education and where to put the savings for it?
    No need to worry because I’ve got you covered in today’s new episode with Marc Russell, the founder of BetterWallet and the BetterWallet podcast. Marc previously worked as a licensed stockbroker and financial advisor and is now a full-time entrepreneur and financial educator. He’s on the show today to discuss the ins and outs of 529 plans.
    In today’s episode, you’ll find out how 529 plans work and vary by state, what you can and can’t use them for, plus the tax benefits you could expect from starting one. 
     
    Connect with Marc
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    Sponsor
    Today’s bag of popcorn is brought to you by, the Everyone’s Talkin’ Money podcast hosted by Shannah Game. Shannah is a money wellness expert and Certified Financial Planner. If you’re ready to learn everything about money that no one taught you, do yourself a favor and subscribe to the Everyone’s Talkin’ Money podcast!
     
    Links
    Check out my episode on the Better Wallet podcast here
     
    Join Me on YouTube!
    https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance
     
    Want to submit a question to the show?
    Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com
    Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail
    or Call 707-200-8259
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    • 11 min
    My Sister-in-Law Somehow Always Forgets Her Wallet

    My Sister-in-Law Somehow Always Forgets Her Wallet

    Have you ever had a friend or family member conveniently forget to bring their wallet when out to dinner? It’s Thanksgiving Week here in the US, and this marks the start of the holiday season which is always filled with some of the most awkward conversations of the year. 
    To mark this occasion I’m sharing one of my favorite awkward stories from my other podcast, This is Awkward. In today’s episode, we’re talking about how to deal with a friend or family member who keeps taking advantage of your kindness and your hard-earned cash. 
    From everyone here at Popcorn Finance, Happy Thanksgiving! 
     
    Sponsor
    Today’s bag of popcorn is brought to you by, the Everyone’s Talkin’ Money podcast hosted by Shannah Game. Shannah is a money wellness expert and Certified Financial Planner. If you’re ready to learn everything about money that no one taught you, do yourself a favor and subscribe to the Everyone’s Talkin’ Money podcast!
     
    Links
    This is Awkward: Episode 58
    My cohost, Allison Baggerly 
     
    Join Me on YouTube!
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    Want to submit a question to the show?
    Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com
    Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail
    or Call 707-200-8259
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    • 19 min
    How Long Will Interest Rates Keep Rising?

    How Long Will Interest Rates Keep Rising?

    Why are interest rates STILL rising and how long can we expect this to keep happening? Listen to today’s episode to find out, plus hear what the Federal Reserve Chairman has to say about the state of inflation. 
    Previous Episode on Rising inflation Rates: 339
     
    What is a Basis Point?: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci1E0nnJx6j 
    Sources Fed Fund Rate History https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/openmarket.htm
    Federal Reserve Press Release https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/files/monetary20220921a1.pdf

    Join Me on YouTube!
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    Want to submit a question to the show?
    Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com
    Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail
    or Call 707-200-8259
    Connect with me
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    Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on Apple or Spotify!

    • 6 min
    Why You Should Build a Personal Brand Today

    Why You Should Build a Personal Brand Today

    Have you been limiting your job opportunities because you don’t have a personal brand? Building a personal brand is not just for influencers and celebrities, in fact, my guest today thinks we should all have one in order to further our careers. Mandi Woodruff-Santos of Mandi Money Media and the Brown Ambition Podcast is back on the show to share why having a strong professional brand is just as important as a resume and why you need to start building one today.
    Connect with Mandi
    Instagram | Twitter | Tiktok | Podcast
    Book a one-on-one coaching session 
    https://www.mandimoney.com/coaching-sessions 
    Join Me on YouTube!
    https://www.youtube.com/c/PopcornFinance
    Want to submit a question to the show?
    Send an email to questions@popcornfinance.com
    Send me a message at PopcornFinance.com/Voicemail
    or Call 707-200-8259
    Connect with me
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    Thank you for listening to today’s episode! Help support the show by leaving Popcorn Finance a rating or review on Apple or Spotify!

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
303 Ratings

303 Ratings

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Love this podcast!

Popcorn finance has quickly become one of our favorite podcasts. Chris takes the often confusing landscape of finances and investing and makes it totally digestible

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Great Show

Has helped me plan my finances effectively

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Excellent show!

What a fun formatted podcast. Valuable finance info simplified and easy for everyone to understand!

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