Bad With Money with Gaby Dunn Podcast
The lowdown on the podcast
Join TV writer, actor, and New York Times best-selling author Gaby Dunn (aka America’s Deadbeat Sweetheart) for season three of Bad With Money. After two seasons of reckoning with her own financial identity, Gaby’s ready to give the American financial system an identity crisis. Every week, Gaby brings a queer, feminist, unabashedly radical point of view to conversations with celebrities, journalists, politicians, authors, activists, and fellow deadbeats. If you’re sick of podcast “experts” giving you practical financial advice, you’re going to love Bad With Money – the show that knows there’s nothing practical about money, and isn’t afraid to freak out about it.
Bad With Money with Gaby Dunn Podcast
It’s the new year. I’ve got a new budget & I need to save money. February sets in & I’m telling myself, “Damn! This is hard.” Enter Gaby Dunn’s podcast, Bad With Money.
Y’all already know I am obsessed with true crime podcasts. Podcasts about money & finance are not really my thing. Sure, I put money in my 401(k), I pay my bills on time, I bought a house & I work my ass off. That’s all I need to do, right?
Enter kids, medical bills, student loans, etc. & I’ve got some debt. No big deal, or is it a big deal? I’ve got this handled right? Surely I’ll be ready for retirement, correct?
Hmmm, maybe I’m not so good with money after all.
Why You Should Listen
Gaby’s podcast is so great because she asks the questions we all have but are maybe too embarrassed to ask. Also, she has really great guests & experts. Obviously, Gaby picks their brain like a champ.
Heck yes, I want to hear Cecile Richards talk about how we can spend our money in ways to support our politics. Of course, I want to hear about how the financial system adversely affects people who are single & childless. You bet your bottom I sent the episode about finance and marriage to my newly engaged friend.
Basically, there is something here for everyone. If you’re good with money, you can hear about more detailed aspects our of financial institutions & the history behind regulations. If you’re bad with money, you will undoubtedly get some help with your finances.
My Favorite Episode
One of the very first episodes I downloaded is the episode titled, The High of the Buy (aka Shopping Addiction). No surprise, it features a shopping addict. We meet a lady who spent TONS of money, went to credit counseling & is a reformed shopaholic.
This episode was made for me. Fine, I spend too much & I like nice stuff. Truth be told, this episode really opened my eyes to a few ways I can curb my spending especially when it comes to impulse purchases. Gaby speaks to a psychologist who offers some sage advice. If you think you’re amking an impulse purchase, ask yourself some questions. Why am I here? Where will I put this? How will I pay for it? What am I feeling right now?
Maybe that’s basic info for you but for me it a game changer. I certainly wouldn’t have bought those $170 boots at Nordstrom last year had I stopped & asked my self these questions.
I am Really Into This podcast. While it’s not my usual fare, I really enjoy it. Hearing experts break things down to Gaby translates well to me. It’s a great way to spend some time & you may even learn a thing or two.
Hey, did you know Gaby Dunn wrote a book? You can check out my review right here.
Gaby Dunn is a bestselling author, journalist, television writer, actress, and LGBTQ activist living in Los Angeles. Her podcast “Bad With Money” was named one of the top ten podcasts of 2016 by The New York Times. Along with her comedy partner Allison Raskin, Gaby stars in, writes, and produces the YouTube channel Just Between Us, which has been viewed over 140 million times. Their 2017 novel I Hate Everyone But You was a New York Times bestseller. She is on Twitter as @GabyDunn and on Instagram as @GabyRoad.