Surprise! Welcome to a brand new episode of “My Boyfriend Sucks with Money”! We’ve been promising to return for a few weeks now, and we never break our promises. We finally got most of our stuff unpacked, and are ready to start recording once again!
The last time we talked about moving, we were only about a quarter into our big move. And we thought moving sucked back then! After all the fun and excitement of the last few months, I can unequivocally say that moving really does suck.
Moving Sucks – Part 2
In this episode of “My Boyfriend Sucks with Money”, we talk about what we’ve been up to for the past few months. We talk about living in a small rented room, house hunting, and all the fun of living in a fixer upper. All I can say about that is poor Brian. He dealt with the brunt of the house issues while I was at work. There were a lot of issues!
We also have a super special guest this episode. I’m not going to spoil it, but I’ll give a small hint: The reason we moved in the first place, and the reason all these headaches and stress was worthwhile. Give it a listen!
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Hey Partners! Welcome to Episode 7 of My Boyfriend Sucks with Money! Today, we have two special guest stars, my sister who also sucks with money and her boyfriend (who is super quiet).
My Sister Also Sucks with Money
My sister has made some horrible financial decisions in her life, and she’s always able to justify these to herself. Her mental gymnastics are fantastic! The best illustration of how much my sister also sucks with money is her crazy truck payment, which we talk about on this week’s episode of My Sister Sucks with Money. Give it a listen and see what I’m dealing with folks!
Trying to do a podcast with four people in the same room isn’t easy. We have a hard enough time not talking over each other when it was just the two of us! We did tell them about the best practices and lessons learned before we started, and I think going over those rules really helped ensure it went smoothly. There are few instances of us talking over each other- win!
We also learned that we have to work harder with the microphone settings when we have two loud people and two soft spoken people. My sister is even louder than Brian! Did you guys know it was possible for someone to be louder than him? Between that and how echo-y my dad’s house was, the sound quality on this podcast wasn’t the best. We did our best while editing it, but it still sounds a bit airy.
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Did we tell you that we are moving? I’m sure we mentioned it once or twice. So today, on My Boyfriend Sucks with Money, we are discussing just how much moving sucks, because moving is basically my life right now.
Moving is expensive, it’s hard, and its time consuming. Why are we doing this again? Oh that’s right, better jobs and cheaper houses! Tonight we talk about all the things that we’ve been doing this past week to get ready for our big move, and what are plans are for our first few months in Pennsylvania. It’s going to be tough, but we will get through it!
It was hard to focus on a podcast after six days of not seeing each other. As a result, this podcast is bit more conversational, like our first few podcasts were. That’s just because we missed each other so much and were super happy to be talking to each other. It’s also a little sappier than usual – which I think is an improvement from the grumpiness of last week! It will be hard to mitigate these things, especially with Brian’s work schedule and the fact that we will be doing it long distance in the not too distant future. Hopefully with practice we will get better at it, but if not you will all get to listen to our lovey-dovey sappiness during every podcast! Exciting, right?
I’m not going to lie, some parts of this podcast got a bit weird! We cut out the part about Stephen Hawking’s clone, but if you are super interested in Brian’s crazy conspiracy theories, you can find that and all of our other unedited content on our Patreon page! Tier 2 Patreons also get access to our exclusive discord channel!
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Hey Everyone! Welcome to the fifth episode of “My Boyfriend Sucks with Money”. Today we will be talking about gender and money.
Gender and Money
While there is so much that can be said about gender and money, our focus during this podcast was to discuss it in regards to our relationship. We discuss the fact that I am the higher earner, and we talk about how each of us feels about that. During the discussion, Brian may realize that some of the things he does are because of societal expectations of gender roles! You are also going to love Brian’s stupid money decision of the week. Listen to find out more!
Both of us were a bit grumpy while recording this podcast, could you tell? We would have preferred to wait until we were in better moods, but unfortunately our schedules wouldn’t let us. Sometimes you just have to keep pushing despite a bad mood to get stuff done!
We have improved so much since our first podcast. We are both more comfortable talking to the microphone and we are learning to not talk over each other. Podcast wins! I’m surprised that it only took us a few episodes to start improving. It’s a learning process, but we are getting there.
We also realized that I don’t only have to answer finance questions. People can ask me anything! It’s more fun that way, and a fun way for you awesome listeners to get to know us better. And, if you have a question that you’d like to have featured on My Boyfriend Sucks With Money, feel free to ask in the comment section!
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Hey all and welcome to the fourth episode of “My Boyfriend Sucks With Money”! In this episode, we are discussing making ends meet, and that tied into the importance of an emergency fund.
Making Ends Meet
This topic was extremely important considering that Brian (the boyfriend who sucks with money!) has been out of work for a few weeks. How did he get by without a paycheck? What money making opportunities did he explore while looking for full time work? There are plenty of options available to people in this situation, and today we are going over a few of them. Maybe it will give you some ideas!
We also discussed how important it is to have an emergency fund so you don’t have to resort to some of the drastic money making ideas we talk about! When Brian gets his first paycheck, we are going to start one for him!
We added a new segment this episode, called “Stupid money decisions Brian has made”. It was a great week to start with this segment, because he made a horrible horrible money decision earlier this week. Let’s just say I was beyond angry! Listen to find out what it was:
We think we are getting much better at this whole podcasting thing. We only needed to edit a few minutes off of “making ends meet” (sorry Patreons!) . Unfortunately, we do still struggle with talking over each other, but this time we noticed it early on and stopped. We just get too excited!
Another thing that we are learning to do is write out some notes before starting the podcast. This helps us stay focused and ensures that we hit on the major topics that we want to hit on. For “Making Ends Meet”, I wrote out a list of the side hustles that Brian and I discussed over the past few weeks, and I remembered to talk about each one!
If you missed last week’s episode, where we discussed “A Person’s Worth”, check it out here!
Hey everyone! Welcome to the third installment of our new podcast “My Boyfriend Sucks with Money!”. We did a fun thing this time around and decided start naming our podcasts instead of just numbering them. A revolutionary concept right? Today we are discussing a person’s worth.
A Person’s Worth
We decided to talk about a person’s worth today because we both believe that society sometimes values incomes and job titles over a person’s character. This topic is very important to us and our relationship because we have very different incomes, and that can sometimes affect relationship dynamics (though we both try hard to not let that happen. In tonight’s podcast, we talk about a person’s intrinsic value and we also discuss what it truly means to be successful. Give it a listen and let us know if you agree with our idea of success!
We both think this was our best podcast yet! Not only did we do an awesome recap of last week’s podcast (with some cool stats and all!) but we also discussed important topics that I really hope will resonate with a lot of listeners. Another big win is that we got better about not using comfort words or interrupting each other! I also think that naming the episode was a nice addition; listeners are getting a sneak peak of the topic before even clicking link! Let’s hope they like the topic!
We still have a few kinks to work out though. The main thing is that we want to add a few interesting segments to each show, which will give listeners some structure and ensure that they know what to expect for future podcasts. One of my favorite ideas for a segment is “Stupid things Brian has done with Money”, where Brian would describe stupid money decision that he’s made in the past. We are still trying to decide what will be the right fit though.
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Hey Guys! Welcome to episode two of My Boyfriend Sucks with Money! Episode 1 was obviously a break away hit, so here we are again!
Our second episode was supposed to be about tracking our spending. We did cover that topic a bit, but unfortunately life sometimes gets in the way of our plans. Brian lost his job the week before, and so he didn’t have much spending to track. He was good about being careful with the money he does have, but that was because he knew he needed to be. The point of the spending tracking exercise was to show him how he needlessly spends money when he’s not worrying about money, so that will have to wait until he gets a new job.
We did talk a little about about tracking our spending, but then we segued into the job loss. Brian and I discussed unemployment insurance, seeking help, and job hunting. Listen to the full podcast here:
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The second episode of my boyfriend sucks with money was our first attempt at sticking to a main topic. Unfortunately, we didn’t do very well with that. We both got distracted and talked a bit too much about unrelated things. We know that in the future, we have to do a better job of staying on point. I do think that we did a decent job of acknowledging it in this podcast, and giving a reason for straying from the main topic. The episode and conversation flowed very well, which is a huge plus. However, we did advertise that we were going to be talking about tracking spending, and due to our life changes we weren’t able to give that subject the full coverage it deserved. Staying on topic is something we are going to focus on for future episodes.
We are also still very bad about talking over each other. To combat that, we are going to use hand signals and leading questions. Another minor flaw is our idiosyncrasies. I tend to drag my words out a bit too much when I’m thinking of what to say next, and Brian uses comfort words. It’s fascinating that we have these two different methods of stalling, but we know it can be distracting so we are both going to work on that for future podcasts. This is a learning experience for both of us, so we are figuring it out as we go. We also hope that you can learn from our challenges and not make the same mistakes when you first start podcasting! It’s a win for everyone!
How did you like episode 2? Let us know in the comments!
Hey everyone! Thanks for taking the time to check out the very first episode of our (hopefully) hit podcast “My Boyfriend Sucks with Money”. This podcast is a joint effort between myself (Melanie!) and my awesome boyfriend (Brian), who unfortunately is terrible with money. During our podcast journey, I’m going to try to teach Brian financial literacy and get him on his own path to financial independence!
We set up a Patreon account to help pay for Podcast hosting. There’s no obligation, the podcast itself is free for everyone! But if you love it and want to support our efforts, check out our Patreon page!
This first episode of My Boyfriend Sucks with Money is an introduction to us. We talk a little bit about ourselves and discuss Brian’s relationship with money. Hint: It’s not good! We also talk about our goals for this podcast and for our lives in general.
So, are you ready to listen to our first episode? Check it out!
We are learning as we go on this podcast journey, and we want to be honest with our strengths and weaknesses. And maybe in the process we can help other wannabe podcasters! The first major lesson that we learned is to make sure the sound is correct. Brian is just naturally louder than I am, so it took some work to make sure it didn’t sound like he was yelling at me. The first draft sounded awful, but he edited it down so he didn’t sound so loud. We switched some settings on the microphone for the next recording to fix that!
I also realized that I talk way too fast for audio. I need to slow it down! I’m going to work on that for future episodes. Brian realized that he talks over me on occasion. He gets super excited and wants to add something, which is normal in casual conversation. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come across well over audio. It’s something that we need to work on for future episodes.
What do you think we need to work on for future episodes? We’d love to hear your input and make this podcast better for everyone!
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