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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: June, 2014
Jun 30, 2014

Joe & OG are out for the day but that doesn't mean we're leaving you empty handed. In this "best of" episode we're rewinding to a year ago when Joe interviewed Ruth Ellen Whitt about effective networking.

There's also a fantastic discussion in this episode about cheap dates on the roundtable!

Jun 27, 2014

Jessi Fearon, "The Budget Mama", joins us this week to talk about the dirty "b" word.....budgets. What does it take to make a budget work? Jessi should know. She went from losing her car to financially sound....and all because she learned how to stop overspending and start attacking her debt.

Not only does she share how she messed up and climbed out of the hole, but she also shares tips on what tools to use, pitfalls to avoid, and how she makes her family budget work....even when it isn't perfect.

Jun 25, 2014

Your brother-in-law hitting you up for money for his business? Daniel Lieser, co-founder of Trustleaf.com, helps us answer the question: "Should you loan money to a relative?" Historically you'd answer, "hell, no!", but Daniel and his partner have an interesting solution that can either get you off the hook or help the chances your brother in law succeeds.

James Moore is back with another movie review. Joe & OG tackle headlines....and someone won the lottery! Yeehaw!

Jun 23, 2014

The volatility index is lower than it's been in the last seven years. Worried? 

We'll tackle that today.....AND

What does it take to be a great wedding guest? Glen from FreeFromBroke.com joins our roundtable crew of bloggers this week to take a special quiz on guest ettiquette. What do you do if your +1 doesn't get invited? How much should you spend on a gift? If you don't attend, should you send a gift? We'll discuss that this week!

But if you think this show's all fluff....hold your horses! We've got asset allocation advice, discuss the volatility index (the VIX), tackle income based repayment plans for student loan debt AND still find time to review movies.

Show notes and links to the source material we discuss this week is available at StackingBenjamins.com.

Jun 20, 2014

I've been wanting to talk meal planning on the show for a long time, but I wanted it 101....to show just how easy it can be. When I saw Jen Benson's meal planning post at BudgetEpicurean.com, I knew that was exactly what we wanted to talk about. Jen keeps it really basic and simple to show you that this doesn't have to be rocket science.

Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com

Jun 18, 2014

Emily Guy Birken focuses on the most important retirement planning years - the 5 years before you retire. What's most important? How do you retire successfully so you won't have to worry about work again? She'll cover all of that and more. Whether you're 25 or 75, there's something here for you.

PK talked baseball last Wednesday so today he returns with....golf. Great analogy.

Joe & OG share headlines and answer a listener question about spousal IRAs. 

Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com

Jun 16, 2014

Shark Tank regular Kevin Leary recently told CNBC that real estate is a "crappy" investment right now and recommends people avoid buying a home and.....ready?......rent.

Well, that seemed too controversial to leave alone so today we pose that question (along with two others) to our roundtable of Paula and Len. You'll hear their interesting takes on that sound bite. 

Joe & OG discuss Roth 401k plans. Why aren't people signing up? Also we take a reader question for Wesley, who asks, among other things, if we had one stock we could buy right now, what would it be. One of us wimps out on answering....guess who?

Jun 13, 2014

Here's a story: Man is drowing in debt. Man nearly goes bankrupt. Man suddenly (overnight) decides to change and begins paying down chunks of debt using technology, easy math, and hard work (extra jobs and a laser focus). How'd he do it?

We'll describe it in this episode. Michael DiCillo had over $100k in debt. This is his story!

Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com

Jun 11, 2014

Top Dallas financial advisor Chuck Thoele joins us to talks hoops and finance....two of our favorite topics. He's compared some lessons from the hardwood to financial planning and shares his wisdom about saving, investing and insurance planning. 

My favorite part of the interview was our discussion about the 2008 crisis. Before the next crisis hits, you'll want to listen to how a pro handled that situation.

OG and Joe discuss creative Roth IRA conversion techniques. We'll share how a Roth conversion works and what makes them attractive.

PK keeps the sports theme alive by tackling baseball and comparing it to finance. How, you ask? You'll have to listen to find out!

We also talk about how much money Shaq spends on Apple Store apps, the movie Rio 2, and the sum the designer was paid by Nike to create their famous swoosh.

Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com!

 

Jun 9, 2014

Fresh off the latest news from Apple, we ask our roundtable team (Len and Paula), is Apple still innovative? Is this a stock to buy because of the future? They also tackle online vs. brick and mortar banks and the top 10 jobs to fill.

Joe & OG have headlines about new mutual fund bond offerings. Should you let your mutual fund manager pick the right type of bond for your portfolio? Also, insurance giant Genworth looks to solve the problem of skyrocketing LTC insurance costs.

Doug has trivia, Joe reviews the hit X-Men film. Is it worth your money?

Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com

Jun 6, 2014

Mason Pastore from BillBargain.com joins us to tell you the strategies his company uses to help customers lower their cell phone and cable bills. I'd never heard of a company like Mason's, so it was great to talk to someone who was so open about exactly how they negotiate with these companies.

If you're looking to lower your bills, Mason will show you how to do it yourself. Too busy? He'll give you a discount code at the end of the show if you want to use his service to do it for you. Strategies plus discounts equals my favorite episodes.....

Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com.

Jun 4, 2014

Trendspotter and Havas International North American CEO Marian Salzman joins us to talk about why we no longer are in love with stuff. What's changing? Why are we changing? Are we more frugal or trying to spend money more wisely? She'll answer these questions and more....

The Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas is back with summer work wardrobe tips. Doug also tries to give us wardrobe tips but only really delivers trivia.

Joe & OG share the headlines, including news from Transunion about credit. They also review a film...this week it's the Seth Rogan movie Neighbors.

Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com!

Jun 2, 2014

....or maybe not. Dominique Brown from Your Finances Simplified joins Paula Pant (Afford Anything) and Len Penzo (Len Penzo dot Com) on this week's roundtable, to discuss credit scores, college's affect on wages and the reason women don't score more raises at work.

Joe & OG peel off some important headlines, including five banks that didn't meet the Fed's stress test (what does that mean? We'll share on the show!) and retirees who've decided to go DIY with their financial planning.

Doug has trivia, we review the film Million Dollar Arm, and much, much more.

Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com!

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