According to recent Fed meeting minutes, the policy of tapering that keeps rates low may be ending. Does this mean interest rates are going to rise? Should you refinance your debt?
This week Barbara Friedberg (BarbaraFriedbergPersonalFinance.com) and Ryan Michler (Wealth Anatomy Podcast) join Len Penzo (LenPenzo.com) on our roundtable to tackle that topic, among others.
Joe & OG answer a listener letter about tax strategies AND lower the cost of achieving "The American Dream." We end the show with a review of the movie Tammy.
Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com
Shannon Ryan from The Heavy Purse joins us to discuss ways to teach your kids about money. Her new book, The Lemonade Stand, teaches accountability, goal setting and planning.
We also tackle topics like long term care (on a tangent!) and activities that are great for kids late in the summer.
Show notes are at StackingBenjamins.com/92
How are banks and credit card companies making money off of you? Our guest, Nick Clements from MagnifyMoney.com, tells us this week that there are MANY ways they make money. He also exposes some of the "fun" tricks credit cards and banks play to grab more money from your wallet. If you don't have a plan for your banking and credit yet, this show will convince you how much you need one.
PK is back in the basement with a segment about chasing little dollars instead of big ones (a bad idea.....) Joe & OG share headlines, a letter from a listener AND a movie review.
Doug has some "epic" trivia this week about the Wizard of Oz.
How do you get all this goodness? Just hit PLAY!
Show notes are at StackingBenjamins.com/91
The basement's flooded so Joe escapes to Doug's house today to talk 401k loans. Why don't you want to take one out? We'll explain.
Our usual contributors are FINALLY all here for the greatest Shortwave Roundtable segment ever. Paula, Greg and Len will talk about everything from Yosemite Sam to family discussions about money.
Doug reviews a classic movie (Searching for Sugar Man) and more.....you'll have fun with this one.
Sbow notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com/90
Can lenders discriminate based on your age? The quick answer is (spoiler alert).....yes. However, today's guest, President of Consumer Education at CreditSesame.com, John Ulzheimer joins us in the basement to tell us the rest of that story.....
Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com/89
We've all heard how Starbucks and Apple succeed, but what about the bowling alley down the street? Scott Schaefer, co-author of The Roadside MBA and business professor at the University of Utah went on a road trip with two colleagues (from Northwestern and Stanford) to find out how great business is happening across America.
It's travelogue meets business lessons on today's show!
Plus the Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas, helps you hire your next employee with some great advice. Joe & OG share headlines, respond to a listener question and more.
Show notes are at StackingBenjamins.com/88
What are the biggest debt traps? We review a recent story on the topic with our roundtable, which this week includes CFP Jason Hull from Hull Financial Planning. Greg, in a rare moment, becomes "Mr. Sunshine" on our podcast as Len bathes in gloom and doom....weird.....
We talk inflation, commission based advisors, 22 Jump Street, and much more!
Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com/87
Derek and Carrie Olsen from the Better Conversations podcast share their systems to communicate better about money. You'll find out what tools they use, how they schedule money meetings, and what their struggles are.
It's a fun, light conversation about a serious topic for anyone who shares a budget with someone else. Show notes and links to Derek & Carrie's podcast are at StackingBenjamins.com/86.
What do the top 1% of earners know that the rest of us don't? The good news: nothing....the bad news: it's what they DO, not what they KNOW that matters. Michael Hoffman joins us in the basement to talk income and skills you need to make more money.
The Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas, is back with some tips for employers. Doug has trivia. Joe and OG share headlines about the cost of the American Dream, good news for 401k and IRA participants, and we read a reader letter about Yelp.
....of course, there's much more and show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com/85
Our roundtable gang of personal finance bloggers (and--this week--podcasters!) answers the question raised in a recent news article: Is getting into debt ever a good idea?
Joe & OG answer a listener question: Should she consolidate accounts with a single advisor or use two different ones? We also talk about the market reaching new highs, the concept of non-correlation, and OG reviews How To Train Your Dragon 2.
Want more? There's PLENTY more in this episode. We're fresh off of our break and ready to entertain! Enjoy.
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 the very first short stack where we interview Andrea Travillian about the steps to rid yourself of debt.
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 Len Penzo about the cost of school lunches.
There's also a great roundtable discussion about diversifying your portfolio!