Awkward Money Moments and How to Handle Them

The panel included Rod Griffin: Director of Consumer Education and Awareness at Experian; American Consumer Credit CounselingSaverLife; Jordanne Wells: Founder of Wise Money Women; Beverly Harzog: Credit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News; Todd Christensen: Education Manager at Money Fit by DRS; Joyce Brewer: Emmy award-winning TV Journalist; Marybeth Hamilton: Owner of; Andrew Chen: Founder,; Kyle Kroeger: Owner,; Angela Sellari: Founder,; and Sean Gillespie: Financial Advisor.

Questions We Discussed:

  • Q1: What is the most awkward money situation you’ve ever experienced?
  • Q2: Do you tell your friends and family how much money you make if they ask out of curiosity?
  • Q3: How do you avoid splitting the check evenly when you order less than everyone else?
  • Q4: If someone asks to borrow money from you, how do you avoid becoming a human ATM?
  • Q5: How do you ask someone to pay back the money they owe you without it being awkward?
  • Q6: How do you maintain a friendship with friends who are big spenders?
  • Q7: How do you say no to co-signing a loan for your loved ones?
  • Q8: How do you deal with freeloading friends and family?
  • Q9: What can you do about roommates who won’t pay rent?
  • Q10: Any final tips to prevent awkward money situations?

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