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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: November, 2015
Nov 30, 2015

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.

TODAY is the last day for the Texas4000 Charity drive. Head to StackingBenjamins.com/Texas4000 to donate.

Thanks to MagnifyMoney.com and SoFi for helping so many of our listeners! Visit these two great companies for help with your financial needs.

Nov 28, 2015

Hope you had a wonderful holiday week. Here's one from the back catalog for your long drives home.

Nov 27, 2015

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.

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

Nov 26, 2015

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.

Nov 25, 2015

CNET Update's Bridget Carey joins Joe & OG to talk about this year's hot technology. What's the good, bad and ugly?

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

Nov 23, 2015

Deal site FatWallet.com's Brent Shelton joins us to share all of the hot, fun and even bizarre Black Friday deals this year!

But of course that isn't all. Joe & OG tackle the headlines and your letters, Doug has trivia, and more.

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

Nov 20, 2015

Tucker the intern is in rewinding to another classic episode:

It's a special Short Stack today, because OG's in the basement (on a Friday!) and he's answering your questions. So we tackle a BUNCH of letters on today's show. You'll love it. We'll talk about adding dividends to your portfolio, give you our thoughts about the Folio investing system and discuss individual stocks in general.

Then we'll turn briefly to loan sharks from Poland.

BUT we turn back on our thinking caps and tackle a question from a listener who wants to know about pension options. If you have a pension we'll talk about how to calculate whether it's better to take a lump sum or the pension.

Finally, we tackle mortgages. Which one's better....a 15 or 30?

Nov 19, 2015

EXCLUSIVE to Green Room peeps....we're replaying our new US News & World Report gig pieces! (Well....technically, that doesn't make it exclusive, but we're not distributing it anywhere else). Here was our first, our Halloween episode. 

Also, I include updates on our competition with Farnoosh AND how I'm nerding out this weekend.

Nov 18, 2015

Tucker rewinds to early 2014 for this classic: 

We celebrate 40 episodes with our first Top 5 of 2014! Plus, Robert Farrington (TheCollegeInvestor.com) joins Paula and Greg to talk retirement planning. PK discusses how to manage a windfall. We have trivia, answer your letters, and much, much more.

Nov 17, 2015

Joe's note: On this show we're starting to realize that having guests on the roundtable is a lot of fun and mixes it up a little.

Original show notes: PK is gettin' cray-zee with some diversification stats, Paula Pant from Afford Anything helps our roundtable talk tiny houses, while OG and I give you the Top 5 Tips to Start Your New Business.

Nov 16, 2015

On this rewind show from mid 2014: #1 rated financial advisor (according to Barron's), radio host and author Ric Edelman joins us to discuss the Truth About Retirement Plans and IRAs.

Joe & OG tackle what to do when your advisor changes firms....should you stay or go? We talk long term care costs and also the TIAA-CREF purchase of Nuveen....what does this mean for investors in either company's products?

PK is BACK in the basement discussing the "personal" in personal finance. Doug has trivia, we take listener mail....and much more.

Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com/64

Nov 14, 2015

We give you a rare peek into the making of Stacking Benjamins. How much do we talk about the show? Here's one of many discussions we'll have about strategy during a week.

Nov 13, 2015

We round out open enrollment week with a lively discussion on health insurance, new retirement plan guidelines in the USA, AND robo annuities. Apparently, the robo crazy has reached the annuity business. Is this a good thing?

Cameron Huddleston from GoBankingRates.com and Deacon Hayes from the Well Kept Wallet join Len Penzo this week to tackle all of this and more.

Plus, we have an update on our charity challenge with Farnoosh and the SoMoney podcast. Are we winning?

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

Nov 11, 2015

What fees are hidden in your 401k plan? David Ramirez from ForUsAll joins us in the basement to talk finding retirement plan fees, creating better education plans, and the future of retirement plans.

There's tons more! Cece from the lifeguard stand tells us about taking control and changing her income. Joe & OG share news about Goldman Sachs and about life in a capitalist society.

Head to SoFi and MagnifyMoney.com for better financial tools.

Nov 9, 2015

CFPs Brian Preston and Bo Hanson, AKA "The Money Guys", join us to tackle open enrollment. What are the most important things to know? What are the pitfalls many people fall into? We'll share tips on everything from health insurance to your retirement plan and employee stock purchase plans on today's show.

But of course, that's not all. Suzanne Lucas, The Evil HR Lady, joins us in the basement to answer a listener letter. Should his girlfriend quit her horrible job or wait to get fired? Which is better when it comes to future employment?

Of course, Joe & OG share headlines, Doug has trivia, and much, much more. Enjoy!

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

Nov 7, 2015

As you can see, early on I thought we'd have a top 5 every show. It was only when the shows became WAY too long and we had too many great guest opportunities that this idea went away (well, and we realized that a Top 5 episode wasn't going to be possible long term....just not enough topics we could cover). 

That said, it was a ton of fun at the time.

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PK tackles tax refunds, the roundtable discusses starting and business, and Joe & OG give you the Top 5 Ways to Cut Vacation Expenses.

Nov 6, 2015

LOTS of family-based questions today: 1) should the student pay for college, should parents foot the bill, or is the answer somewhere in the middle?; 2) What about allowances? How should those work....or should they work at all?; and finally 3) How do you teach kids about money when you're struggling?

Tai McNeely from HisAndHerMoney.com and Bill Dwight from FamZoo.com join Len Penzo from LenPenzo.com is a great discussion between three parents.

Help Shelby make it to Alaska! Head to StackingBenjamins.com/Texas4000 in our epic battle against Farnoosh and SoMoney!

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

Nov 5, 2015

I love these old shows....we're still learning the format, figuring out the knobs. As an aside: at this point in the show I was going through manually and trying to level all of the noises. It wasn't until about four months later I discovered programs that would (to a large extent) automate that task. Man, how I wish I had that time back!

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The roundtable talks debt management, PK tells us how much it costs to make money, and Avg Joe & OG discuss the soaring Apple stock price.

Nov 4, 2015

Economics and humor together? We have the one-and-only stand up economist on today's podcast, talking about how he got started, translating the rules of economics, and funny stories from his career speaking in front of crowds. We also discuss his work, books and more.

Joe & OG share headlines, Doug brings the trivia (well, kinda....), and more!

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

Nov 4, 2015

Here's the ENTIRE Rick Ferri interview that we didn't have time to play on last week's episode. Enjoy! Looking for the new stuff? Fast forward to about two-thirds of the way through the piece.

Nov 2, 2015

Money, it turns out, does bad things to your brain AND to your skin. Author Kabir Sehgal from the NY Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Coined, The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us joins us in the basement.

We also take your letters, talk about Stacking Bordens with a Canadian friend, and more.

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

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