Here’s a brilliant podcast discussion for people in their 20s, 30s, even their 40s to learn about funeral planning, wills and trusts. Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn titled its December 14, 2016 episode, “Death is F*cking Expensive.”
Gaby Dunn interviews two young comedians about their experiences with parental death when mothers and fathers die without wills and no discussion of funeral plans.
You know those money podcasts where financial experts teach you practical steps for maximizing your income? “Bad With Money” is the opposite of that. Gaby Dunn is anything but a financial expert.
A self-described “bridge-burning livewire,” she’s always viewed money as an endless existential crisis – and she has a sneaking suspicion you do, too. So much of our identity and self-worth is caught up in how much money we have (or don’t have), how hard it is to get it, and even harder to keep it.
Money makes us freak out, cry, and do wildly inappropriate things. So how come nobody ever talks about it? Join Gaby for conversations with comedians, artists, musicians, actors, her parents, a financial psychologist, her boyfriend, and many others about the ways that money makes us feel confused, hopeless, and terrified. This is a safe space to admit that you have no idea what you’re doing either.
In the December 14, 2016 “Death is F*cking Expensive” episode, she interviews young comedians Eden Dranger and Steve Basilone. They are just like Gaby – comedians with poor life skills. As we’ve learned, that’s not a great combination when it comes to money. For Eden and Steve, it was particularly bad when their parents died, leaving them in charge of closing out their estates – a process which turns out to be as complicated financially as it is emotionally.
Listen to the podcast! And then get a competent attorney and make some funeral plans…