CBS Business Analyst and host of the wildly popular Jill On Money Show, Jill Schlesinger joins us in the basement to recap 2015. What should we have learned? She'll have five lessons from events of the past twelve months.
Joe & OG share headlines and take your letters, including one asking about "too big to fail" and another asking about multi-level marketing schemes. Should our listener take a "free" plan from an MLM company rep?
Top financial advisor Scott Tiras joins us in this rewind episode from the end of 2013 to share what we should have learned that year.
Historical note: This was our first big interview. I remember being really nervous prepping for this. Of course, Julie was fantastic, but I realized after the interview that there's a real art to asking someone to describe a topic. - Joe
Show Notes: (this was the first episode where we decided show notes weren't necessary, so none were included--regretted this later)
Tucker rewinds to a short 2 Guys & Your Money episode with Len Penzo.
OG's kids are at it again.
Dr. Brian Murphy joined us back in the 2 Guys & Your Money days to discuss New York's rise to prominence on the global financial stage.
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Historical note: This was the first show where we made an actual "call" on an investment, telling people to stay away from the Facebook IPO until you had some actual news. It turns out....that was good advice (and would have been, even if Facebook hadn't halved immediately out of the gate).
Show notes: Most shows bore you with their top ways to raise returns. It takes an original production to give you specific tips sure to lower your returns. You are welcome.
Ah, the holidays. Family, friends, and loads of letters on tons of juicy topics. We also cover this week's headlines and more!
We were never able to fit our interest rate increase discussion into a podcast! Luckily for you....we're dropping it here (plus a little extra).
We're emptying the mailbag on today's show. OG's here for a rare Friday appearance, and man do we have a blast.
Networking expert Susan RoAne joins us on today's podcast to tackle all things networking. At that holiday party where you need to make a good impression? Worried you'll end up in a corner of the room with the office bore? Susan's here to save you today!
We also share headlines about interest rates, answer your letters and more!
SparkGift CEO Peggy Mangot tells us about her experience with the famous Y Combinator, a start up incubator that helped her launch her business.
Here's a gift that keeps on giving: stocks and index funds. But what do you do when the stock costs $100 and you only want to give $20? Peggy Mangot is the CEO and co-founder of SparkGift, and she explains how they tried to solve that problem on today's show!
Joe & OG share two terrifying headlines: Vanguard may end up having to drastically raise fees AND the IRS is cracking down on travelers who have government debt. We'll share details.
We also share our finalists in the big "tenuous brush with fame" contest. They're hilarious.
It's exciting having such an awesome special roundtable segment as this one: David Auten and John Schneider (AKA the DebtFree Guys!) and Amanda Abella from Make Money Your Honey join us on an awesome and special roundtable. How do you get out of debt? What should you focus on first? They'll have guidance and some great ideas.
Historical note: On this episode we're already starting to notice that the show's running long. This particular episode is an attempt to shorten it....but that's not why it's short. Somehow the file was cut off! This episode ends unceremoniously after about 31 minutes. The rest? It's long, long gone.
We're getting lots of feedback that we should cut something, but when we ask, "What would you cut?" we get the answer over and over, "It's all good. That's the problem." I still don't know if they were lying or not, but we're starting to think about adding a second show already....nine weeks into the new podcast. There are so many things that need to be fixed about the show we're already gearing up for the relaunch. We're a month away from the new show and already making those plans.
Show notes: Jana from Daily Money Shot dot Net joins the Roundtable this week to talk Frugal Entertainment Ideas, while PK is all about company stock and finally OG & I give you tips to save money on groceries. (NOTE: the grocery tips never come....)
CEO of Tot Squad (TheTotSquad.com) Jennifer Beall Saxton, owed $75,000 in debt that was mostly student loans. What was her plan to pay it off? How did she get through the low point? What does she do to stay focused? She'll answer all of those questions on today's show.
Nick Clements joins us during the headlines segment to talk about something he knows really well--banking. It turns out TWO Wall Street firms are running away from the others. We'll share why AND some recent news about credit cards.
Joe & OG take your letters and talk about THEIR student loans....and more!
OG and Joe talk about board games for the holidays in this piece originally distributed via US News & World Report.
Tanya Thomas had LOTS of debt and struggled to pay it off...but came out triumphant. How did she accumulate so much debt? What was her low point? How did she pay it off? What tools did she use? What can she do now that it's gone? She'll explain everything on today's show!
In our letters segment we discuss biotech. It's been low for awhile now. Is it a buy? Also, OG & Joe tackle headlines about a stealthy financial firm and another about family financial planning issues. That and much more happen on today's show.
Dorethia Kelly, author of #MoneyChat joins Paula Pant from Afford Anything and Len Penzo from LenPenzodotCom to discuss getting your financial act together. Is 34 years old too old to decide to hit "reset" and move back home? We'll discuss that and two other awesome articles on today's podcast!
More dessert about OG's flying habits.
Ethan Bloch from the Digit app joins us to dispel some money myths. They sound good when you hear them, but when Ethan tells you his thoughts...maybe you'll change your mind.
We also tackle a listener question about Roth IRA contributions now that they're over the income limit--do they have to take the money out? Doug has trivia, we bring you headlines, and much, much more.
America's family financial expert Ellie Kay joins us in the basement with investing tips for beginners. Forget all of the jargon....where do you start?
PK from DQYDJ.net drops by to review yet another dumb article found on the internet (who knew there'd be someone saying NOT to invest while you're in your 20s....). Joe & OG share headlines, and more.
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Hope you had a wonderful holiday week. Here's one from the back catalog for your long drives home.
Board games about money and business? Who knew there'd be so many fun options to whet your appetite about big business and finance? Mark Johnson from BoardGamesToGo.com and Dave Arnott from BoardGameGeek.com's Game Night! join us live from Dallas to talk all things board games.
Jason St. Peter and the Draft app crew jump on Joe's dad's shortwave to talk roboadvisors. Are they worth hiring?
We also give you the big update on our charity fund drive AND our hilarious contest. You won't want to miss our big Black Friday episode.
Early on we decided to begin taking on some tougher stances. Our goal was to show that OG was open to talking about products that many advisors will protect...even though he openly says that he sometimes recommends these products. What are the faults of annuities? What are the upsides? This is our first time peeling back this topic.
Original notes: The Roundtable Gang is back together this week and talks about passive income streams. PK is all about the math, while OG and Avg Joe gloat about their recent prediction.