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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!

 

Lessons Learned

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:

Lessons Learned

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!

 

 

 

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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!

 

 

Lessons Learned

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!

Episode 2

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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Lessons Learned

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!

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My Boyfriend Sucks With Money

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!

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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!

Episode 1

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!

 

Lessons Learned

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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