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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, 2015
Oct 30, 2015

Mandi Woodruff from Yahoo! Finance and the Brown Ambition podcast joins Paula (AffordAnything.com) and Greg (ControlYourCash.com) to tell scary money stories. What are the worst financial stories they've heard? It's horrifying.

PK comes looking for OG and stays to weigh in on the worst article we've read recently on the internet....AND we have lots more fun.

Thanks to SoFi and MagnifyMoney.com for sponsoring our podcast.

Oct 29, 2015

Historical note: At this point, I think Len Penzo was really carrying the show while we figured out what we were doing. On this one we introduce PK....man, where has the time gone?

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Original notes:

Average Joe and the Other Guy tackle Estate Planning, PK from DQYDJ gives a great money-automating tip, the Roundtable talks weddings, and Len is coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs.

Oct 28, 2015

Blood curdling tales of horror from CFA Rick Ferri on today's show, as he shares his top 5 investing horror stories.

Nick Clements from MagnifyMoney.com also joins in the fun to talk about our recent discussions around technology and pricing structures. Will we see banking get cheaper?

Also, headlines, trivia and more! Thanks to SoFi and MagnifyMoney.com for sponsoring today's podcast.

Oct 26, 2015

Ghosts that attack your credit....where will they strike next? We begin Halloween week by welcoming cyber security expert Michael Bruemmer from Experian to the basement to talk about protecting your identity. What are best practices for now and what should we worry about in the future? 

We also tackle headlines about compounding interest and gold...two topics that should NOT be hot (but seem to be anyway....). We also field letters from Matt and Russell. If you don't have a 401k plan, where should you invest for retirement? 

That's not all....we also have trivia and more!

Thanks to MagnifyMoney.com and SoFi for sponsoring our podcast.

Oct 23, 2015

An extra helping of rewind today! This is one of our earliest episodes from February of 2013. We talk about mutual funds, new babies and paying down debt. Dominique Brown from Your Finances Simplified is still a regular on the show and Barbara Friedberg joins in the fun. 

We'll return Monday with a new episode!

Oct 21, 2015

LIVE from the expo hall floor at FinCon15...we bring you lots of new and exciting technology, apps and ideas. Every year Joe takes his recorder around the hall so you can get a sampling of all of the fun.

Links to ALL of the companies in today's episode are at StackingBenjamins.com

Thanks to SoFi and MagnifyMoney.com for sponsoring our podcast.

Oct 20, 2015

I still dig our old theme music. People have written me about our previous song, which was good....but I like how happy WFFA started.

Our first roundtable on this one. How funny is it that we've come SO FAR! ...but I still miss Dominique, Dr. Dean, and Carrie on the show. We've gotta get them back again for more visits.

Enjoy!

Oct 19, 2015

It's our annual podcast live from the FinCon stage. This year, two bloggers compete for a HUGE prize by taking part in our version of the 1970's game show, The Match Game. Just like in the game show, we have a celebrity panel AND a special guest announcer. 

Thanks to SoFi and MagnifyMoney.com for sponsoring our podcast.

Oct 16, 2015

What are the worst ways to wring more money out of your retirement? We'll go over two that are complex and could be dangerous for the wrong person. Greg McFarlane (ControlYourCash) along with special guests Barbara Friedberg (Young and Oldish Money podcast) and Roger Whitney (Retirement Answer Man) discuss these and other, exciting topics, including new legislation being fought over at the Department of Labor and estate planning.

It's a big retirement planning extravaganza on today's Short Stack!

Thanks to MagnifyMoney.com and SoFi for sponsoring our podcast.

Oct 15, 2015

A short story from OG about his kids....and about OG's over-the-top travel spending habits.

Oct 14, 2015

Retirement planning is all about starting early and planning well, which is why we're excited author Emily Guy Birken (Choose Your Retirement) joins us in the basement to share her top 5 retirement myths.

That's not all we do on this show, though. OG & Joe share headlines about "smart beta" and the ROI of a college education. We take your letters about life insurance and improving your credit score....and much more.

Thanks to MagnifyMoney.com and SoFi for sponsoring our podcast.

Oct 12, 2015

Ouch! This was our first episode EV-AR of the show. Want to hear where it all began? We started with this idea of a "circus" kind of show. You'll hear the bones of the idea in this first show.

Enjoy!

Oct 12, 2015

Joe & CFP Michael Kitces actually spoke about retirement planning topics for 40 minutes! Here's the entire, unedited discussion.

Oct 12, 2015

Why do you take a LOT less risk in the years just before retirement and then notch the risk back up again once you've retired? CFP Michael Kitces asserted that this was the best approach, so we asked him to come down to the basement and explain. It's a great conversation about being careful with your hard-won retirement nest egg.

We also discuss the dumbest article we've read this week on the internet about investing, a book Mark Zuckerberg loves about the money habits of the poor, and more!

Thanks to MagnifyMoney.com and SoFi for sponsoring our show. Looking for better ways to decide which financial products are best? MagnifyMoney is your first stop, and while you're there, you'll notice that SoFi appears at the top of each list when it comes to lending products.

Oct 8, 2015

Are tech companies going to continue to win the banking and investing game or will big Wall Street catch up? Should we rely on government to set stricter rules? Greg McFarlane (ControlYourCash) and Paula Pant (AffordAnything) discuss these and other, exciting topics.

It's a sizzlin' episode of the Short Stack!

Thanks to two companies changing the game in banking and investing: MagnifyMoney.com and SoFi, for sponsoring our podcast.

Oct 7, 2015

Can you manage your own money? Is the process much simpler than Wall Street wants you to believe? If an advisor helps you plan, should they be required to take fiduciary responsibility when helping you plan for retirement? Bobby Monks and Justin Jaffe think so. They're the authors of the new book Uninvested, and they're detailing the problems where Wall Street and Main Street clash, and they also have brought plenty of solutions so that you don't get sucked into bad "advisors" traps.

Joe & OG share headlines about another politician making political news AND about consumer confidence. We answer your letters about investing fees, share trivia about mutual funds, and much more!

Thanks to MagnifyMoney and SoFi for sponsoring our podcast!

Oct 5, 2015

Why do so few people have bank accounts? Carol Realign, co-author of Financial Inclusion at the Bottom of the Pyramid, joins us in the basement to talk about banking innovation around the world AND what changes she sees for all of us in the future.

PK from DQYDJ.net joins us to discuss some banking stats from WalletHub. It turns out that most people "in the system" might struggle with high fees.

Joe & OG look at the rest of the year, and Kiplinger's predictions about the rest of the year. Will the market begin to recover?

We also answer your letters, and share great news from SoFi and MagnifyMoney, our show sponsors.

 

Oct 2, 2015

Our crack Short Stack team rounds out our habits week by talking about the skills they've used to become successful. OrderOfMan.com head honcho Ryan Michler joins us to talk about the traits he cultivates in his tribe to help them become successful also.

We're building habits today on the Short Stack! Wouldn't mom be proud?

Thanks to SoFi and MagnifyMoney for sponsoring our podcast.

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