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This is a show about life and how money messes with it. Each week, Reema Khrais digs in with stories about the unanticipated ways money affects relationships, shapes identities and often defines what it means to be an adult. Presented by Marketplace.

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This is a show about life and how money messes with it. Each week, Reema Khrais digs in with stories about the unanticipated ways money affects relationships, shapes identities and often defines what it means to be an adult. Presented by Marketplace.

    I have class anxiety (rerun)

    I have class anxiety (rerun)

    A listener struggles to navigate all the unspoken rules of middle-class life.

    This is our last rerun before we return with new episodes later this month. To stay on top of when we’re coming back, subscribe to our emails at marketplace.org/comfort.

    • 20 min
    Instrument of sabotage (rerun)

    Instrument of sabotage (rerun)

    In the cutthroat world of professional classical music, Eric Abramovitz was headed toward a shining career. Until something — or someone — got in the way.

    We’re rerunning a few of our favorite episodes over the holiday season, and we’ll be back with new episodes in 2020. To stay on top of when we’re coming back, subscribe to our emails at marketplace.org/comfort.

    • 24 min
    When money makes it weird (rerun)

    When money makes it weird (rerun)

    Reema tries to settle a debt she’s been avoiding. And what happens when one person in a relationship has way more money?

    We’re rerunning a few of our favorite episodes over the holiday season, and we’ll be back with new episodes in 2020. To stay on top of when we’re coming back, subscribe to our emails at marketplace.org/comfort.

    • 31 min
    Bonus: Money horror stories II

    Bonus: Money horror stories II

    Earlier this year, Hayden started getting these surprise gifts in the mail. Once he realized who sent them to him, he wondered just how far the gift giver would go. Plus, two more stories of spending regret.

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    • 21 min
    Home/work (rerun)

    Home/work (rerun)

    Just in time for Thanksgiving, “This Is Uncomfortable” revisits the “jobs” we take on in our families — starting with Reema’s. Plus, one couple comes up with a creative way to stop fighting over a dreaded household chore.

    This is the first of a few favorite episodes we’re rerunning over the holiday season, and we’ll be back with new episodes in 2020. To stay on top of when we’re coming back, subscribe to our emails at marketplace.org/comfort.

    • 21 min
    When your life depends on it

    When your life depends on it

    After a rare cancer diagnosis, one family’s battle with insurance and pharmaceutical companies, and the endless bureaucracy, teaches them about the price tag the medical system can put on a person’s life.

    By the way, this is our last episode of the year. We’re taking a break for the holidays, replaying a few of our favorite episodes and working on some new stories. Make sure you’re the first to know about new episodes by subscribing to our newsletter at marketplace.org/comfort.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

SMillennial ,

Must-listen for millennials!

I just told my mom (who is a couple’s therapist) to recommend this to her millennial clients. So many of the discussions made me realize I wasn’t alone in the crazy awkward way I deal with relationships, student debt, and ill advised consumption! Reema, you’re great!

irenersv ,

stop reruns

please stop posting reruns! hopefully you can think of more ideas for this great pod !

Maisaka ,

So Informative

I love listening to this podcast! As a young business woman, I appreciate hearing this insight and learning how to better handle my relationship with money.

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