Nothing Funny About Money "Nothing Funny about Money," is the brainchild of hosts Matt Goren and Michael Gene Thomas from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences' department of financial planning, housing and consumer economics at The University of Georgia. Goren is an adjunct assistant professor and Thomas is a doctoral student in the department. Our intended audience is people who find personal finance a bit scary and frustrating but still need help," Goren said. The focus is less on money and more on quality of life, setting goals and being solution-focused, he said, while adding humor and levity to attract a broad audience.
Nothing Funny About Money

Nothing Funny About Money

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"Nothing Funny about Money," is the brainchild of hosts Matt Goren and Michael Gene Thomas from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences' department of financial planning, housing and consumer economics at The University of Georgia. Goren is an adjunct assistant professor and Thomas is a doctoral student in the department. Our intended audience is people who find personal finance a bit scary and frustrating but still need help," Goren said. The focus is less on money and more on quality of life, setting goals and being solution-focused, he said, while adding humor and levity to attract a broad audience.

Most Recent Episodes

The Best of Nothing Funny About Money

On this navel-gazing episode, hosts Matt Goren and Michael Thomas look back on over three years of Nothing Funny About Money, including some of the best content and behind-the-scenes bloopers. Also featuring Chris Shupe, Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, a frugal elf, and some seagulls.

Episode 31: Charity

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.

Episode 30: Finding an Advisor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.