Beverly Harzog, author of Confessions of a Credit Junkie, joins us to share five of the ways she messed up her credit....and the strategies she used to not only pull herself out of the hole, but to become a credit expert.
Chad Parks and Emily Probst Miller join us to talk about their new documentary Broken Eggs - the looming retirement crisis in America. They discuss the horrors looming on the horizon as well as how they made the film and the stories of the characters they met and followed on the road.
Suzanne Lucas, the Evil HR Lady, joins in the fun by telling us what's legal in the workplace....including some shocking surprises. Joe & OG prognosticate about hot investments in the 2nd quarter and review a film....and much more.
Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com/59
It's Monday madness on the show....lots of topics today. We discuss financial advisors who double as mortgage brokers and new IRA rollover rules. Your roundtable of Paula and Will tackle Whole Foods, college savings disparities, and what $1M really means for your retirement.
We round out it with a great listener question about new windows vs. getting out of debt, Doug's trivia and a movie review.
Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins/57
Lea McLeod helps fully 90 percent of job applicants score an interview....by using a coloring book. Not only does show show us how to put together a resume, but we also talk about the importance of a great cover letter and she shares a fantastic tip to make your interview unforgettable.
Whether you're dusting off the resume to keep it up-to-date or you're on the job hunt right now, this is an episode you don't want to miss.
Show notes (with a link to the book) are at StackingBenjamins.com/57
It's the day after tax day and we have some less-than-helpful tips to ensure that NONE of your refund gets saved. Who needs to pay off debt or build savings when you can partake in these five ideas.
We also answer a listener letter, PK talks dollar cost averaging, and Joe gives his review of Captain America.
Show notes and links to the items we talk about in the podcast are at StackingBenjamins.com/55
Wow! We tackle GM stock (is it a buy?), Flash Boys (are the markets manipulated?), housing prices (should we be buying property?), hedge funds in 401k plans (should we invest in these in our retirement plan?), PG stock (is a 7% increase in the dividend a big deal?), and a listener letter about savings priorities....plus we finally have our coin flip of deathnfor a $100 Amazon shopping spree! Could it get better? I think not....
Show notes are available at Stackingbenjamins.com.
Luke Landes (aka "Flexo") joins us in the basement to tackle the age-old debate on how to best pay down debt. Think you know everything about paying off debt? Luke brings a new perspective to the debate that's refreshing and interesting....and one that you probably haven't considered.
Luke's site is ConsumerismCommentary.com
Check out the show notes at StackingBenjamins.com
Don Hahn, producer of such iconic films as Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King (as well as soon-to-be-released Malificent starring Angelina Jolie), joins us to talk creativity. How do you unleash your ability to innovate and push creative boundaries? He'll talk collaboration, mixing business and artistry, the importance of mentors, and the power of letting your imagination run wild.
PK answers a fun lottery question, Joe & OG tackle a headline about a major asset management firm, OG brings trivia, and we answer your letters.
What an action packed episode! Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com/52
Deacon Hayes from the Well Kept Wallet podcast and blog joins Paula Pant on my dad's shortwave this week to discuss travel. Specifically: how do you make travel more affordable? They'll give their take on 10 ideas first presented in a recent MoneyCrashers.com blog post.
Joe & OG share more headlines, including a shocking bitcoin revelation, a guy caught stealing "a few" quarters, and ETFs in the news. We also talk movies, Doug has trivia, and much more.
Show notes are available at Stacking Benjamins.com
Darrow Kirkpatrick, author of Retiring Sooner: How to Accelerate Your Financial Independence (and blogger at HowDoIRetireSooner.com) joins us to talk financial independence....specifically, how did he retire so young?
We'll tackle saving, investing, tools he used and his plans (and worries) for the future. Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com
Passive investing guru and Forbes contributor Rick Ferri joins the fun this week to talk passive investing. The "smart strategy" in investing is to beat the S&P 500 with the S&P 500....but is it really so smart? The Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas, shares some nightmare Facebook lawsuit stories. Joe & OG tackle the headlines and answer your letters.
Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com/49.