Jane Blaufus, author of With the Stroke of a Pen, Claim Your Life joins us in the basement to share her very personal tragedy, and how making non-emotional insurance decisions helped her cope in a difficult time. She'll share a refreshing view of insurances that might change your mind about your personal coverage. Matt Becker from MomandDadMoney.com joins Paula Pant from Afford Anything on this week's roundtable to discuss the Zen of Investing. You'll learn some important investing lessons that may change your overall philosophy.
Of course we work to give something away, Joe & OG talk about current financial topics, and tackle reviews of Prisoners and The Spectacular Now....and much much more.
Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com/23
Welcome to the Short Stack, a short interview with someone who had an idea so good that mom demanded that we give it it's own little show.
Andrea Travillian of TakeASmartStep.com joins Joe in the basement to help you kick the debt habit. How do you start? How do you cut through the debt snowball/debt avalanche discussions? What are the keys to success? Andrea shares some fantastic tips to get you moving in the right direction.
Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com.
Phil Reed, Senior Consumer Editor at Edmunds.com joins us in the basement to help you score your best deal on a car. How much should you spend on a car? New or used? Need to lease? Phil reviews all the options and lays out some great (and surprising) strategies. Carrie Smith rejoins the roundtable this week to lead us in a discussion on productivity and avoiding distractions at work. PK defends target date funds, Joe & OG open the mailbag, and much, much more.....
Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com/22
Luke Landes, AKA Flexo, joins us in the basement to discuss the upcoming Plutus Awards! How were these financial blogger awards created? Why should you care about them? Who are past winners? How do you vote for your favorite blogger or (ahem) podcaster? The roundtable talks about lessons Dom has learned about business, life and finances from Sean Diddy Combs. The Makin' Sense Babe tackles Tucker Max....well, not literally....and how he's learned to be so successful. You'll find show notes at StackingBenjamins.com/21.
OG & Joe are back with another scintillating top 5 this week: the top 5 moves to make right now with your money. PK tackles the question: "Who do you trust when asking for investment advice?" The shortwave roundtable gang is back together again for the first time in several shows, and asks, "Which is easier, an early or delayed retirement?" Of course we disagree on the answer! Doug brings us the trivia (and Mom's mail), we hold the coin flip of death, discuss movies, and much, much more.
Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com/20
What's the cost of forgetting to pack your lunch? Len Penzo joins us in the basement this week to talk about his annual study of sandwich costs and school lunches. You might be surprised how much NOT bringing your own lunch from home is costing you. Deacon Hayes from The Well Kept Wallet blog and podcast joins the roundtable this week with Barbara Friedberg and Dominique Brown to discuss some new thoughts on investing for retirement. PK tackles exotic investments….should you invest in collectibles, rare earth metals or beanie babies? Of course, as always, there's much much more….and show notes at StackingBenjamins.com/19.