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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: October, 2014
Oct 31, 2014

It's Halloween! Today we share some gruesome Halloween/Financial Planning tales. Roger Whitney, the Retirement Answer Man and a CFP in Fort Worth, Texas, joins us with some bloodcurdling yarns about lost money, finances gone bad, and ghastly relationships with Benjamins.

Special thanks to MagnifyMoney.com for sponsoring the show!

Oct 29, 2014

What are the worst investing mistakes you can make? John Sweeney from Fidelity Investments joins us to share his top 5 investing horror stories...perfect for Halloween week.

Jeff Rose from Good Financial Cents is in the co-pilot seat this week, and talks ETFs. Should the SEC have ruled against actively traded ETFs? We'll hear his thoughts.

The Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas, shares how you should measure your boss....or if you ARE the boss, how you should measure yourself.

....just another fun episode of Stacking Benjamins!

You'll find show notes, plus articles from Joe and Shannon McLay at StackingBenjamins.com!

Thanks to MagnifyMoney.com for sponsoring our show!

Oct 27, 2014

Today we're all about stock market investing: how to invest to become a millionaire, how to invest in a choppy stock market, how to "weed" an investment portfolio and accredited investor rules....among many others!

Shannon McLay (author of Train Your Way to Financial Fitness and host of the new Martinis and Your Money podcast) sits in for OG today. Linda P Jones from the Be Wealthy and Smart podcast joins Len Penzo and Greg McFarlane on the roundtable call. 

Thanks to MagnifyMoney.com for sponsoring our show!

Oct 24, 2014

Isn't it time you wrote a dear John letter to your debt? Melanie at DearDebt.com has a cool project: people write in with letters to their debt, sometimes telling it off and other times describing the pain of the relationship. We have a fun, motivating discussion with Melanie on the show.

Thanks to MagnifyMoney.com for sponsoring our show! Use StackingBenjamins.com/MagnifyMoney or our link above to visit!

Oct 22, 2014

This is a powerful interview. Studies show that time bandits steal around half of your day...time you need to create those big opportunities that will change the course of your life. How do you tell your boss, your spouse and your friends to stop interrupting you? Edward G. Brown, author of the Time Bandit Solution AND a manager for some of the biggest names in Hollywood (Roy Rogers, Andy Williams and Don Ho, to name a few), shares strategies to get more done and to stop unnecessary interruptions.

Suzanne Lucas, the Evil HR Lady, tackles the imperfect office. How do you make the best of a job you might not love?

Joe & OG share headlines about student loans and real estate in Detroit, answer a letter about PIMCO Total Return Fund and review a couple of films.

....just another day in the basement! 

Thanks to our friends at MagnifyMoney for sponsoring our show. Check out their site to Compare, Ditch, Switch and Save!

Oct 20, 2014

Can you get through college without debt? Well, it's REALLY difficult the way the system works now, but one think tank has a solution that could solve debt problems. Our panel of Cat Alford from BudgetBlonde.com and Paula Pant (AffordAnything.com) tackle the idea of bad jobs during college and how to minimize student loans.

Joe & OG discuss estate planning and a horrible real estate mistake. We answer letters about healthy living and our FinCon interviews....and much more.

Oct 17, 2014

Mark & Lauren Greutman (The Simpler Happier Life Podcast) cut their grocery bill from $1,000 to $200 per month. How'd they do it? They'll explain on today's show! We talk about everything from triple-couponing gone wrong to involving children in the planning and the importance of balancing healthy meals with saving money.

We have lots of fun on this episode. Thanks to MagnifyMoney.com for sponsoring our show!

 

Oct 15, 2014

We're saving TONS of money on utilities in the basement today, and NOT by turning the lights off, like mom's always recommending. Consumer expert Andrea Woroch joins us with some awesome tips to help you spend less on utilities so you can spend more elsewhere (or make this year's Roth IRA contribution!).

PK joins in the fun by addressing this bumpy market lately (as does OG during the headlines). We look at Denzel's new flick, answer a great listener letter about HSA's, Doug has trivia, and much more.

Thanks to Magnify Money (visit StackingBenjamins.com/MagnifyMoney for more) for sponsoring the show!

Looking for show notes? Those are at StackingBenjamins.com.

Oct 13, 2014

Just how many great tips can our roundtable team stuff into one episode? Travel guru Lee Huffman from Bald Thoughts joins Greg and Paula (who aren't travel slouches either....) to share their top travel ideas. I was impressed by the number of incredible tips Lee, Greg and Paula present on this show.

OG & I share headlines about more pension problems brewing and some new senior citizen scams. We also answer a letter about 401(k) problems at a listener's company.

Joe reviews the new film Gone Girl, Doug has trivia, and much, much more. Thanks to MagnifyMoney.com for sponsoring our show!

Oct 10, 2014

Ever feel like you need a good motivational talk about money? Marcia Manchester and Charla Alysworth both were living a life above their means when they decided to "clean house" and get their financial act together. They tell their stories and financial strategies from their new book The Joy of Skinny - Finances on today's show.

This episode isn't going to be about "have you heard it before...." because nearly everything you already know. The question I have for you is: are you doing anything about it? :-) That's why this is a really fun episode. Lots of reminders about stuff you need to clean up your financial life.

Thanks to MagnifyMoney for sponsoring our show! Head to StackingBenjamins.com/MagnifyMoney to compare, ditch, switch and save on savings accounts, credit cards, banking and more.

Oct 8, 2014

If you want to learn, study greatness. On today's show, a great investor, Magnus Angenfelt shares his study of the 99 greatest investors in the world, including iconic names like Marc Faber, Warren Buffett, Jim Rogers and T Rowe Price. We talk about how they're similar, different, and successful. We discuss research, risk management, making mistakes and more.

PK tackles lessons gleaned from a recent Fideltiy study. Joe & OG answer a listener letter about disability coverage AND discuss headlines about real estate in IRAs and the continuing saga of Bill Gross....should you follow him to Janus?

Thanks to MagnifyMoney.com for sponsoring our show!

Of course we also review a new hit movie, have trivia from my mom's neighbor Doug, and much, much more.

Oct 6, 2014

We kick off the show with five quick interviews from cool brands we found around FinCon '14, including an update from the Broken Eggs movie people, Lauren Bowling's Awkward Money Chat videos, Quizzle, FutureAdvisor and T Rowe Price & Disney's collaborative effort to create money confident kids.

Barbara Friedberg joins Paula and Len for a fascinating discussion about the secrets of millionaires, ETFs in your 401k plan and whether millennials' tattoos are relevant.

Our show is now sponsored by MagnifyMoney! Check them out at StackingBenjamins.com/MagnifyMoney to compare, ditch, switch and save. 

Oct 3, 2014

Let's crank up our productivity today with super-dynamic Thomas Frank of College Info Geek blog and podcast fame. He's compiled a list of 30 productivity hacks on his website and we cherry pick some of the best ones on today's episode.

Show notes are at StackingBenjamins.com/117

Oct 1, 2014

Craig Matters from Money Magazine and J Money from Budgets are sexy join our special live show from FINCON '14 in New Orleans!

We talk about characteristics of debt-free people and retirement health care options (plus a cool retirement savings hack!). 

Craig Matters shares trends in personal finance. What's changing? He'll talk ETFs, alternative investments, millennials, debt levels and more. Plus, J Money asks Craig a great question about the future of print. 

Thanks for listening! Show notes with links are at StackingBenjamins.com.

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