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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, 2015
May 29, 2015

Popular blogger J Money from Budgets Are Sexy joins us to talk about his latest passion, coin collecting. J's been collecting for three years and has already learned a ton about coin value, grading, history and just the thrill of discovery. I loved talking to him because his newly in the trenches and you aren't going to hear any of the jargon that pros use....just a discussion of his very recent journey into the wild world of coins.

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May 27, 2015

It's become the official beginning of summer: Robert Niles on Stacking Benjamins. Robert's site, ThemeParkInsider.com, is the place to plan your theme park vacation....and today he tells us about Nintendo getting involved in the theme park business, deals at Universal and regional theme parks, and the hot new attractions. Robert also reveals how he personally plans a trip for his family when he heads out to the park.

PK from DQYDJ.net joins in the fun, this week talking about couponing. Does it make sense? How much can you save?

Joe & OG tackle your questions, share headlines about Goldman Sachs warning their clients to stay out of the market for a year, and much more.

Our movie today? We'll give you our take on Mad Max: Fury Road.

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May 25, 2015

On today's show we're bringing in the calvary.....YOU! We feature listener Timothy on the roundtable, letters from listeners Ken (about paying off your mortgage early) and Jeremy (short term investment strategies) and listener reviews. As if that wasn't enough, we'll also talk about the box office leading flick Pitch Perfect 2. I know....it's your dream episode.

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May 22, 2015

Credit bureaus have BIG changes coming and John Alzheimer from Credit Sesame visits today to share highlights. It'll be easier to dispute inaccurate information, more difficult for health-related debt to be prematurely reported, and much more. 

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May 20, 2015

With summer around the corner it's the perfect time to talk about money with your kids. How do you help children plan to make wise purchases and encourage them to save? Bill Dwight from FamZoo.com joins us in the basement to tackle kids and money....and tells us some hilarious stories from his personal life teaching his own five kids personal finance.

Speaking of stories, PK also joins us with a story of his own....a family friend beat the IRS. How did they do it? He'll share.

Joe & OG share headlines about financially doomed couples and answer a listener letter about bonds (should they hold bonds in their portfolio?).

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May 18, 2015

We missed you so much last week we asked comedian John Cleese to kick off today's show...which he does. Kinda.

Mr. Cleese isn't the only celebrity on today's show. Brian from the popular DoneByForty blog joins Len Penzo and Paula Pant on the roundtable, tackling negotiating like a champ, banks and brokers who pay YOU to open an account (winning!) and lessons learned from our worst investing mistakes. Buy high, sell low? Yeah....we can beat that.

We talk about a listener response to our points vs. no points mortgage discussion, and STILL have time to review the hit film Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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May 15, 2015

Ah, the age old question....debt snowball or avalanche when it comes to paying off debt. Which is better? Luke Landes from Consumerism Commentary joins the fun this week to debate the pros and cons of each. It's a fun, engaging and enlightening episode that many people missed....so we're happy to bring it to a bigger audience.

May 13, 2015

Brandon Turner from BiggerPockets stops by the basement to talk real estate. How did he get started? Which real estate strategies does he prefer? What's the difference between flipping and holding real estate? We'll cover that all, plus the headlines, letters and more on today's podcast.

May 11, 2015

Kicking off this week's rewind episodes....Tucker the intern replays one from last summer. The volatility index swung lower than it'd been in the last seven years, so we asked, "Should you be worried?"

Joe's mom's neighbor Doug sits in for OG on this one, and also joining us is Glen from FreeFromBroke.com, who sat in with our roundtable crew of bloggers 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? 

 

Of course there's much more....that's why we picked this as today's rewind episode.

May 8, 2015

Today's show is a love story. Steve Stewart (of MoneyPlan SOS podcast fame) drove a company car named "Impala," and it was going away. It was sad....but Steve needed a new car.

What would he do? We talk about what Steve did AND how he secured a fantastic new ride without breaking his budget.....on today's show.

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May 6, 2015

Kris Monaco from ISE ETF Ventures joins us....they're a firm that creates the indexes firms use to market brand new exchange traded funds (ETFs). How are they made? Does a client show up and ask for an index to copy? Does Kris and his team go find people to buy index ideas they have? We'll talk all things exchange traded funds on today's show.

Also, the Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas, talks about why it might be a good idea to hire someone who's been fired from another job. It's an interesting segment that gives the other side of being fired (and as a guy who's been fired, I totally agree with her point!).

In our headlines, Joe & OG discuss a Time magazine article sent to us by listener Deanna called If You Want To Retire In The Next 5 Years Do These Things Now. Do we agree with the points? We tackle the last five years before retirement AND more news from target date funds on today's podcast.

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May 4, 2015

We kick off today's amazing podcast with a news article about a complaint against a so-called advisor accused of ripping off members of the armed forces. How can you find out if your advisor really has the licenses they say they have? How can you avoid being scammed? OG shares the resources you'll need to help you make sure everything's on the up-and-up.

The roundtable tackles new television packages this week AND a retirement confidence survey out recently. Should you investigate Sling TV, a Roku, one of the new Verizon FIOS options, or one of the many others spreading across tv land? Does it matter if people are confident about their ability to retire? We'll try and answer those, while also making sure we stump Paula on dial up modem references.

That's not all, though. Doug has trivia, we take your letters....AND we review the award winning 2003 film American Splendor, starring Paul Giamatti.

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May 1, 2015

Tyler Griffin and Steve Gordon both used stacks and spreadsheets to pay bills...until Steve came up with a better idea: let's create an app that will organize everything into one easy interface. The Prism app was born. Most bills can be paid directly from one app. No more check writing, no more interfacing with dozens of institution's systems or your bank's outdated and clunky interface. While we never endorse our guests on the show....this type of new technology is another reason you should be looking for ways to streamline your money.

Tyler, Steve and Joe talk about the problems of bill paying, the ways banks and billers ask for money, how many people mess up their bills and more on today's episode.

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