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Nothing Funny About Money puts a lighthearted spin on a sometimes scary subject: money! Each month, it features discussion, skits, guest interviews, and practical tips. Hosted monthly by Drs. Matt J. Goren, CFP and Michael G. Thomas, Jr., AFC and produced at WUGA in Athens, GA.
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Episode 31: Charity

Episode 31: Charity

2019-12-0700:55:56

Tis the season of giving! On this episode of Nothing Funny About Money, hosts Matt Goren and Michael Thomas discuss who gives, how much, which charities get those donations, how they spend them, and why this whole charity thing is such a big deal for everyone - the getters, the givers, and the non-profit workers in between. They're joined by Chris Shupe, Jeanne Davis, Stephanie Cockfield, Sarah McKinney, Stephen Kuzniak, Jimmy Sanders, and Cathy Bradberry.
While thousands of financial advisors help millions of Americans lead happier, wealthier lives, some of them are... not so great. Learn how to sort the good from the bad on this episode of Nothing Funny About Money, hosted by Matt Goren and Michael Thomas with guests Chris Shupe, Meg Bartelt, Eric Roberge, and the Georgia Sirens.
Episode 29: Down Markets

Episode 29: Down Markets

2019-10-0500:56:02

When the stock market drops, it sometimes feels like you're just burning money. On this episode of Nothing Funny About Money, hosts Matt Goren, Michael Thomas, and Danny Kofke discuss why the market crashes, how it affects both new and old investors, and what we can do about it. They're joined by Alden Shmerling, Joe Ezernack, Hysam Halabi, and Jim Cramer's soundboard.
Episode 28: Pets

Episode 28: Pets

2019-09-0700:56:00

Little puppies and kitties cost us big. Before you opt for a pet rock, learn about all the costs of pet ownership: from food to vet bills and home renovations. On this episode of Nothing Funny About Money, host Matt Goren is joined by WUGA's Chris Shupe and Cathy Bradberry, financial expert Timi Jorgensen, professor Jenny Goode, and an exotic beetle.
Episode 27: Housing

Episode 27: Housing

2019-08-0300:55:31

Housing is Americans' single biggest expense. On this episode of Nothing Funny About Money, we're got tips for cutting those costs! Like, roommates. Or, housing the animals of the local farming co-op. Plus, hosts Matt Goren and Michael Thomas discuss why housing is so expensive, whether you should rent or buy, and how to decide on a new home. They're joined by financial advisors Ryan and Faith Rasmussen as well as Athens #1 real estate agent Cord Sibilsky.
Episode 26: Honeymoons

Episode 26: Honeymoons

2019-07-0500:29:00

Of all the ways to blow $5,000, a vacation with your new spouse is probably the most romantic. On this month's episode, Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, Chris Shupe and Matt J. Goren discuss the finances of honeymoons with special guest Megan Ford from the ASPIRE Clinic.
Episode 25: Weddings

Episode 25: Weddings

2019-06-0700:29:00

It's wedding season... can you smell the romance in the air? Smells like being upcharged 10% on centerpieces. On this month's episode of Nothing Funny About Money, Kathleen Burns Kingsbury and Matt Goren discuss how expensive weddings are, why, and what you can do about it. Also featured is recently-wedded financial planner Eric Roberge and a very snooty wedding planner.
Episode 24: Jobs

Episode 24: Jobs

2019-05-0300:29:00

Is your job crushing your spirit and turning you into a soulless zombie? Great! On this episode of Nothing Funny About Money, learn how to get out and find a better job with hosts Matt Goren, Danny Kofke, Chris Shupe, and Jeanne Davis.
Episode 23: Graduation

Episode 23: Graduation

2019-04-0500:29:00

Every year, millions of Americans graduate college... only to be thrown to the wolves. In this episode of Nothing Funny About Money, Matt Goren, Danny Kofke, and Jeanne Davis talk about how to graduate on time and what to do when you're out.
Episode 22: Income Tax

Episode 22: Income Tax

2019-03-0100:29:00

Springtime is here again - time to live your dreams and file your taxes! Learn the "how to?" and the "how come?" of this painful annual ritual on this episode of Nothing Funny About Money hosted by Matt J. Goren and Jessica Parks with help from Chris Shupe, Monte the Mongoose, and Kathleen Burns Kingsbury.
Ever feel like nothing ever goes your way? Maybe you're a small business owner! On this month's episode, hosts Matt Goren and Timi Jorgensen welcome small business owners Mike Jorgensen, Tchiki Davis, Danny Kofke, and Lisa Duke on the show to discuss all that can possibly go wrong for new entrepreneurs.
Episode 20: Homelessness

Episode 20: Homelessness

2018-12-0700:29:00

Every December, we celebrate the season of giving. On this episode, Matt Goren and Michael Thomas talk about folks who could use some charity - those experiencing homelessness. Learn about where to give - or get - help. Plus, Danny Kofke is back to share a Wealthy Person.
Open enrollment is coming - do you know what employee benefits you'll pick next year? Matt Goren and Michael Thomas cover the basics like insurance and paid time off... and talk about what you might be missing if you don't work for a Silicon Valley tech company. Kathleen Burns Kingsbury is back with tips on negotiating for better employee benefits.
Managing finances can be tough… especially for people making the transition out of high school or college. On this episode, hosts Matt Goren and Danny Kofke discuss financial adulting, lifestyle creep, and knocking out student loan debt with special guest Zina Kumok.
Episode 17: Cash flow

Episode 17: Cash flow

2018-09-0700:21:00

Ever wonder where all your money goes? Michael Thomas and Matt Goren explore how our cash flows in… and flows out… how we can spend less on random nonsense and MORE on what makes us happy. Danny Kofke introduces inspirational Wealthy Person Trent Hamm, founder of the Simple Dollar. And, check out the latest adventure of “The Hardy Men.”
Episode 16: Debt

Episode 16: Debt

2018-08-0300:23:21

Did you know 1 in 3 American cars are underwater? We discuss the trillions of dollars Americans owe, how to make a dent in your own debt, and decide… maybe being in debt isn’t so bad after all? Special recurring guest and Wealthy Teacher Danny Kofke is back again – and don’t miss the first ever episode of “Debt Destroyer!”
Episode 15: Investing

Episode 15: Investing

2018-07-0600:24:50

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).
Episode 14: Dating

Episode 14: Dating

2018-06-0100:28:49

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).
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.
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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