Great habits start in the morning, and author of the Miracle Morning, Hal Elrod joins us in the basement to talk about building successful days from the beginning.
Also - new chip-based credit cards will be widely used starting tomorrow...what should you know? We also tackle getting to sleep more quickly, and robo advisors stealing clients from human advisors.
Of course we answer your questions about HSAs and stock picking newsletters. Can you use newsletters to learn about the market and individual stocks?
On today's MONSTER episode we're helping you build better habits. To kick things off, Tony Stubblebine from Coach.me joins the show to talk about reaching your goals. Why do so many people struggle to complete their best work? He'll talk about the power of great coaching, why some coaches stink, and fool-proof methods to achieve your best work.
In our letters segment we answer a SLEW of letters from listeners about 401k loans. These absolutely STINK (to put it nicely) and we'll use real world numbers and examples to explain why you should NEVER take out a 401k loan unless it's your last resort (or you feel lucky).
The Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas joins us to tackle bad habits to break at work. We share headlines about "cockroach" brokers you should avoid AND (more importantly), a fast food company that's moving from 4th meal to BEER!
Of course, there's lots more, so come on in!
Jeff Steinmann (author of How to Quit Working) didn't love his job....so he started investing in real estate to escape to freedom. However, he did something a little different than most. He tells Steve Stewart (from SteveStewart.me) all about his journey and gives some practical tips to set newbie real estate investors on their way!
This is the perfect follow up to our awesome interview with Tess Vigeland on Wednesday. Jeff took the leap!
Tess Vigeland, author of Leap! Leaving a Job with No Plan B to Find the Career and Life You Really Want, joins us in the basement. Tess writes at the New York Times, The Guardian, and is backup anchor at All Things Considered, but she had been the long time anchor at Marketplace Money. After 13 years, and in what many would call the "prime years" of her career, she decided it was time to change. Why? She'll explain.
Whether you're close to retirement or stuck in the wrong job, you'll love her tale about the reality of leaping. It's filled with uncertainty, doubt and emotional highs and lows....and yet it's also exhilarating, exciting and was the right move.
In our headlines, Joe & OG discuss another radio personality....but this one was caught by the SEC doing something unethical. We take your letters about Roth vs. Traditional IRAs and more. In our movie segment, we'll tackle the upcoming fall crop of awesome films coming to theaters near you.
We hit this eight week run with a festival of retirement answers.....from ideas for people who plan to work into their 70's, to techniques for millennials who can't save. On today's show we're talking all things retirement plan mistakes and success stories.
Thanks to Sandy Smith (Yes, I Am Cheap), Greg Johnson (ClubThrifty.com) and Lance Cothern (Money Manifesto) for joining our roundtable discussion this week!
Lea McLeod has created one of the most surefire ways to prep for that big interview....and it involves a coloring book. Think it won't work? Think again. This is one of our favorite short stacks of all time....we're glad Tucker the intern pulled it out of the vault!
Tucker the Intern rewinds to our discussion about exiting the market. Should you get out when the stock market drops? We discuss it back in this old episode...and it's a discussion worth having again now....
Tucker the intern rewinds to our interview with Magnus Angenfelt and his study of the secrets of the world's greatest investors. It's a great one from the vault that we wanted to make sure you heard!
Every year Len Penzo details the cost of a sandwich. Now, seven years into the study, we not only see what the least (and most) expensive meats, condiments and toppings are, but we start to get a real feel for the cost of inflation.
What if you could lower your mortgage payments based on overpaying your loan WITHOUT refinancing. How does it work? David Rubinstein from CreditShout.com joins us to talk about recasting your mortgage and everything about how mortgages really work. He's done the math between prepaying your mortgage vs. "recasting" your mortgage. Which one wins? We'll discuss.
We also ask David his thoughts about interest rate changes in the future, and he shares what happens to credit card and auto loan rates if the Fed raises rates.
We take letters about pensions and 401k plans (should you take the pension into account when diversifying the 401k plan) AND about investing the proceeds from a condo sale in a way to avoid unneccesary taxes.
Of course, we have trivia, a new Netflix television show review, and much more!
Historically September is #1 on the list of worst months for the stock market. How do you plan? Is there work to do? Linda P Jones from Be Wealthy and Smart joins Greg and Len to tackle that issue, millionaire traits AND how to save money without appearing cheap.
Joe & OG share headlines about bonds....why aren't they rallying during this volatile market? Also, rule 48 was invoked on the NYSE last week. What is it, and why is it important?
We also take your letters, recommend a good movie AND more!
Eric Narcisco of EffectiveCoverage.com joins us to talk about his horror story while renting. It cost him $10,000 and would have been easily solved by spending less than $200.
Dan Macklin from student loan lender SoFi joins us in the basement to talk meltdowns. New data out recently shows that more students are in danger of defaulting on their loans than ever before (maybe as many as 23 percent of all loans currently in repayment!). Does this mean there's trouble around the corner similar to the housing crisis? What can be done?
Joe & Dan discuss possible government options AND what borrowers can do to try and stay current on their loans (or avoid them in the first place!).
Joe & OG share headlines about gold AND about a stop-loss train wreck. Suzanne Lucas, the Evil HR Lady, is back to talk about the upcoming holiday weekend in the USA and why you shouldn't use it as an opportunity to play "catch up" with work.
We answer your letter about parent loans for college AND share a listener review of theme park Holiday World. Is it as good as recent guest Robert Niles stated? Listener Scott shares his thoughts.
Of course, we have trivia, a television show review, and much more!
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