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Welcome to episode 12 of My Boyfriend Sucks with Money! We have to apologize for the lateness of this episode – although we want to record at least one a week for our awesome listeners, sometimes our work schedules just don’t allow it!
But, to make up for that, you get an extended episode this week! Today, we decided to talk about something a little different. Don’t worry, we still have a recap of Brian’s budget and discuss how he did! We know you finance voyeurs love hearing about the money fails of others! After the recap though, we discuss a hot button political topic that has been a little more front and center since Andrew Yang announced his candidacy for president: Universal Basic Income.
Universal Basic Income Discussion
Although Brian and I both agree that Universal Basic Income would be an amazing program, we have differing ideas of how to pay for it. His conservative roots make him highly resistant to any new taxes, while my liberal upbringing gives me no qualms about additional taxes on businesses. It’s fun to talk about our different opinions, and it really goes to show that you can still love and respect someone who has a completely different world view than you do. I think we need more of that in this country. Give it a listen and let us know who you agree with! Or, if you hate the idea of basic income, tell us why!
We had a rough time recording this podcast. We were a little all over the place in the beginning, and Brian had a really hard time not interrupting me. I called him out on it numerous times, and almost renamed this episode “Brian can’t stop interrupting Melanie”.
We recording this episode over two days, and I think we did a much better job on day 2. I think we were so excited about actually seeing each other for the first time in a week that we just got a little over into recording! I did enjoy the energy that came with that though.
Melanie launched Partners in Fire in 2017 to document her quest for financial independence with a mix of finance, fun, and solving the world’s problems. She’s self educated in personal finance and passionate about fighting systematic problems that prevent others from achieving their own financial goals. She also loves travel, anthropology, gaming and her cats.