Episodes


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Episode 15: Investing

We discuss how to get started with investing! Did you know that becoming a millionaire is as easy as 1, 2, 3? We’re joined by special recurring guest Danny Kofke (author of The Wealthy Teacher).


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Episode 14: Dating and Money

Here’s a great date idea: have an open and honest discussion about your financial goals! We discuss money and dating with special guests Megan Ford (director of the ASPIRE Clinic and founder of Finding Harmoney) and Apurba Banerjee (Chief Scientist of Brrr and Matt’s frugal girlfriend).


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Episode 13: Making the Most of College

College is an amazing opportunity to learn, network, develop skills and paaaaaaaartaaaay! We discuss increasing the value of a college degree with special guests Cara Simmons and Brittany Smith. Learn about the Student Success and Career Centers, as well as how to enter the Guild of People Who Know People.


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Episode 12: The Psychology of Money

Did you know April is Financial Literacy Month? On Nothing Funny About Money, we’re celebrating the human mind… the irrational, biased, and financially illiterate human mind… with special guests Kathleen Burns Kingsbury and Danny Kofke!


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Episode 11: Taxes!

Spring’s here… are you excited? It’s tax time! On this month’s episode of Nothing Funny About Money, we’re talking about taxes with special guest Jimmy Sanders.


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Episode 10: Paying for College While You’re There

Gotta pay tuition somehow! We discuss strategies for increasing income and cutting college costs while you’re in school – including how best to use student loans! We’re joined by Brenda Vaughn and a very bad parent.


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Episode 9: The Meaning of Christmas

The holidays are coming up. Are you excited? We discuss the financial implications of the meaning of Christmas with Ark Athens’s Stephanie Cockfield and a very special surprise guest.


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Episode 8: Paying for College Before You Go

Did you know that students fail to claim $3 billion dollars in federal grants every year? Getting scholarships, working, taking college courses, being a star athlete… we offer strategies for paying for college as a high school student with Jessica Parks and Brenda Vaughn.


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Episode 7: The Value of a College Degree

Is it worth going to college? We weigh the costs of college against the potential benefits, with insights from Peter Thiel, Morty Shafer, and Mike Rowe.


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Episode 6: Kids and Money Part 2

You know… I hope my kids are thinking about saving for my retirement. Morgan Bryant joins us to discuss the upside of chores and a point system that can help children comprehend complex economic systems while watching TV.


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Episode 5: Kids and Money Part 1

Did you know that it costs $250,000 to raise a child to the age of 18? With special guest Kimberly Watkins, we discuss the costs of parenting and how to get your kids to have positive attitudes about money… even from infancy!


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Episode 4: Couples and Money

Do you know the hardest part of being married? Alongside special guest Megan Ford, we discuss managing and talking about money as a couple. Featuring Dan Ariely.


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Episode 3: Credit

Did you know you can be paid to raise your credit score? We discuss creditworthiness with special guests Chris Shupe, Jeff Robert, Sam Stephens, and a bunch of UGA undergraduates.


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Episode 2: Money and Happiness

Did you know that winning the lottery makes you less happy? We explore how money buys happiness… or doesn’t… featuring Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton, authors of “Happy Money”.


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Episode 1: Fees!

Americans spend over $11 billion dollars in bank fees every year. We tackle bank fees and feature Elizabeth Warren.