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Stacking Benjamins: Earn, Save, and Spend Money With a Plan

Joe Saul-Sehy & OG discuss current finance trends, interview personalities and share the microphone with finance and non-finance people from across the nation...all from the comfort of Joe's parent's basement.
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Now displaying: May, 2014
May 30, 2014

Coach, entrepreneur, podcaster and all-round inspirational guy Ryan Moran details the 5 pillars he uses to help clients move into the fast lane. You'll love these proven steps to reaching your dreams. We talk about the importance of removing anything from your life that doesn't fuel your success, keeping a giving spirit, and other how to turn on income streams to help you fuel your dreams. 

I'm sure you'll come away from this interview with Ryan not only inspired, but with a list of real ideas to help you move forward faster.

Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com

May 28, 2014

Financial journalist Farnoosh Torabi joins us to talk about women and money - specifically, when "she" makes more than "him" in a relationship....which is MUCH more than you might think. Often she begins to think, "Why do I need him?" Statistically, he's more likely to cheat on her. Even if things go well for the couple, society often has a difficult time understanding the unconventional dynamic. We tackle these issues and some other surprises in a fantastic discussion with Farnoosh.

Suzanne Lucas, the Evil HR Lady, discusses vacation planning. What do you need to know at work before you head to work every day? She'll fill you in.

Joe & OG have headlines, Doug brings trivia, and much more!

May 26, 2014

Dave from TheNewYorkBudget kicks off the show talking about Bitcoin and we answer a recent blog post he wrote about media and Bitcoin-bashing in the letters section of our show.

Greg McFarlane and Paula Pant gather around my dad's shortwave to talk fast food workers...they went on strike last week and we'll discuss minimum wage and striking in general. Also, Jim Cramer was in the news asking if America's gotten frugal suddenly, and if so, what does it mean for the economy?

OG reviews Spiderman 2, Doug brings the trivia, and much, much more.

Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com

May 23, 2014

What's a great way to save money on a holiday weekend? Invite friends over for a potluck and grill! ....but what's that? You stink at the grill? 

We've got you covered on today's show. Scott Thomas from GrillinFools.com joins us with tips to make you look like a grill ninja. Think you don't know equipment? We've got you covered. Meats? We walk through steaks, ribs, chicken and fish. Not sure how to do veggies on the grill? Scott has some mouth-watering ideas to delight your friends.

Okay, now I'm starving after writing that.

Have a great weekend. Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com

May 21, 2014

Ready for summer? Robert Niles from Theme Park Insider joins us to talk new Fantasyland, Harry Potter, a new park in Kentucky and a great thrill ride at King's Island....and much more. We'll ask about deals, food and tips to make the most of your vacation budget.

PK loves "boring" investments and tells us why. Joe & OG answer another listener letter, this one about becoming a financial advisor. We review headlines, including some good news from the IRS.

Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com.

May 19, 2014

Listener Ryan asks a great question about saving for a 5 year goal....and all hell breaks loose as we disagree. Greg McFarlane (Control Your Cash) and Barbara Friedberg (Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance) are joined by OG this week on the roudtable to discuss networking strategies, the importance of rich friends, and why stock prices rise when people lose their jobs.

Also, we cover the headlines, Doug brings trivia, and OG reviews a new television series.

Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com!

May 16, 2014

Something different this week....the stock market is so cold and the housing market is so hot that I invited Philip Taylor, "PT" from PTMoney.com, to share his thoughts about the last few days in the stock market (bad), the headlines about the market (bad), and the hot housing market (good, unless you're trying to buy)....and this idea of a "cover letter" when buying a house.

May 14, 2014

#1 rated financial advisor (according to Barron's), radio host and author Ric Edelman joins us to discuss the Truth About Retirement Plans and IRAs.

Joe & OG tackle what to do when your advisor changes firms....should you stay or go? We talk long term care costs and also the TIAA-CREF purchase of Nuveen....what does this mean for investors in either company's products?

PK is BACK in the basement discussing the "personal" in personal finance. Doug has trivia, we take listener mail....and much more. 

Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com/64 

May 12, 2014

LOTS of awesomeness this week. Our big headline....Blackrock suggests that you should buy high yield now. Do we agree?

Travis from Enemy of Debt and Tonya from Budget and the Beach join Len Penzo in our roundtable discussion. Should you tip your cable guy? What's this new financial app? If you're over 30, should you expect the family to help with your wedding?

Joe & OG take a couple of listener questions: What's going to happen to Social Security? Is it ever a good time to borrow from your 401k?

Finally, OG reviews Anchorman 2. 

....and Doug's trivia and much, much more.....

May 9, 2014

J Massey has a life story that'll leave you ready to take action. He's visited the bottom and can tell you that you don't want to visit where he's been.....

He'll also talk about how he became the phoenix from the flame, how he attacks his goals, and how mentors have helped him create his new real estate empire.

Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com

May 7, 2014

Olympian Taylor Fletcher joins us to talk about the rough side of competing....money. USSA recently pulled Nordic Combined funding, and he's in the basement talking budgets, workouts, and juggling a job and sport you love. He also tells us about Sochi and what it's like combining ski jumping and cross country skiing.

AS IF that's not enough, Joe & OG tackle the headlines (millennials are favoring the Roth IRA....by a lot), The Evil HR Lady Suzanne Lucas answers the question, "Can your boss cut your pay?" We reply to a listener letter about auto financing, and much, much more.

Show notes AND how to help Taylor and the team are available at StackingBenjamins.com/61

May 5, 2014

Sell in May and go away? Should we? On that note, should we FORCE some people to save toward retirement? Let's keep the "should" theme rolling....should we trust online reviews? 

We'll talk all of that, "pump-and-dump", "putting lipstick on the pig" and other, fantastic topics. 

Thanks to our roundtable of Greg McFarlane (Control Your Cash), Paula Pant (Afford Anything) and of course, Len Penzo (Len Penzo dot Com).

...it's all packed into one episode of the Stacking Benjamins podcast!

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