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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: February, 2016
Feb 29, 2016

You've heard horror stories about Wall Street. Today we talk to someone who lived it. Bestselling author Maureen Sherry joins us to talk about her experiences on Wall Street that led to her new bestseller, Opening Belle (which was recently picked up by Reece Witherspoon's production company to become a motion picture). We also tackle some of the other themes in the book: income disparity between spouses, juggling work and family, and communicating with your spouse.

Speaking of horror story, in our headlines we discuss what might happen if you don't pay your student loans on time. We also answer your letters, take a Quotacy hotline call, and much more.

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

Feb 26, 2016

Of all of the quotes we'll talk about today, "We're in a system designed to fail" isn't one that you want to hear when talking about retirement...and it's from one of our articles today. Are we destined to fail when it comes to planning our retirement? Are there too many options in our retirement plans? Is there a credit card offer that we won't snatch up? All of those are great questions, and we'll set out to answer them on today's show! Barbara Friedberg from BarbaraFriedbergPersonalFinance joins us to tackle all of these and more.

As if that isn't enough, Suzanne Lucas talks about a hot topic: the fun of adulting. It's a powerful message: you have the power to decide whatever you'd like....

Thanks to MagnifyMoney and SoFi for sponsoring our podcast!

Feb 23, 2016

What's better than pumpkin pie this week? ...well, nothing, BUT this episode is close. PK winds down the election by discussing the worst polls of all time. Joe interviews Julie Vlahon of Techbargains.com about the coolest tech gadgets this year AND Shawanda Greene from You Have More Than You Think. 

Feb 23, 2016

Finally a "normal" show after two special episodes. But normal doesn't equal boring. Looking for ways to earn some interest in this next-to-nothing rate environment? We've got your back. Of course, PK is here as well as the Shortwave gang, too. Enjoy the show.

Feb 23, 2016

This week we weave tales of suspense, mystery and asset allocation. Joe & OG talk about things that go "bump" in your portfolio. PK tells you what you REALLY should fear this Halloween. Dom, Len & Nina Penzo, and Carrie chime in with their biggest financial fears. 

Feb 22, 2016

Ed Slott joins us to tackle IRAs. What are the biggest pitfalls people fall into when planning their retirement? What new legislation should people be aware of?

Also we talk about a retired football player who does amazing things with his money, about an English major who's not happy, and about financial education with a Quotacy Hotline caller!

That, Doug's trivia and more on today's show!

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

Feb 19, 2016

Tucker the intern rewinds back to episode 66, when OG made a rare appearance on our roundtable with Greg and Barbara Friedberg.

Feb 17, 2016

At the midway point of our break, Tucker the Intern rewinds to episode 145, when Joe & OG talk about hiring a good financial advisor and suing your parents.

Feb 17, 2016

OG is home from the House of Mouse with stories of saving TONS of money on the trip. The shortwave blogger gang talks about fees (which to accept and which to throw out), while PK is all about consistency in your investment plan. 

Feb 17, 2016

OG is visiting a mouse named "Mickey" this week, so our buddy Doug joins Joe in the basement to discuss ways NOT to hire a financial advisor. PK tells us why your vote isn't in vain. The shortwave gang recounts their top advice from the last month. / /

Feb 17, 2016

Dr. Brian Murphy, curator of the Museum of the City of New York exhibit Capital of Capital - New York's role on the world financial stage, visits the basement. Detailed show notes on our website, The Free Financial Advisor.

Feb 15, 2016

Today Tucker the intern rewinds to the week hot 007 movie Skyfall opened. At the time, this James Bond themed show garnered our most downloads to date. Encouraged, we tried the same thing a few weeks later when The Hobbit opened, and that episode was a total flop.

We've already repeated The Hobbit episode during an earlier break, so we thought it was fitting to go back and replay this oldie. Enjoy!

Feb 12, 2016

Roll the drums, because Dom's back! With everyone flooding to passive index funds, does is there a huge opportunity now for active investors? Does it mean that passive funds might suffer because of groupthink? We ask Paula, Len and special guest Dominique Brown from YourFinancesSimplified that question. Plus we tackle mixing work and play, and when it's the right time to get your estate plan in order.

Plus we take a look at another cool new FinTech product: TipYourself. You tip everyone else, why not tip yourself first? It's a great new idea and we're happy to talk to founder Mike Lenz.

Thanks to MagnifyMoney and SoFi for sponsoring our podcast!

Feb 11, 2016

Paula Pant from AffordAnything joins the Roundtable Crew this week to talk F-Harmony. PK from DQYDJ.NET discusses Monopsony. AJ & OG give you the Top 5 Tips to Remember When Buying Insurance. Full show notes @ www.thefreefinancialadvisor.com/podcast

Feb 10, 2016

Elena Lucas is CEO of UtilityAPI and also one of a growing group of technology pros leveling their sites on the energy grid. Will the next Uber happen in this field? We'll learn more.

Also, Wendy's has some disturbing news and we find the secret behind Tony Robbin's advisor's success. We field a call on the Quotacy hotline from Kevin about Blooom, a new company that will help you manage your 401k. Do we like it? We also take your letters, try to answer Doug's trivia, and more!

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

Feb 9, 2016

This week we give you our favorite ways to pack more cash into your wallet. PK discusses the REAL risks to your goals, the Roundtable discusses planning for a family and we cap it all off with a follow up interview with Amelia Granger from NerdWallet.

Feb 9, 2016

We're back at FinCon this week, with a cool new free tool from BillGuard, update PlanWise news from Vincent Turner, and an exclusive interview with Luke Landes, creator of the popular Consumerism Commentary blog.

Feb 9, 2016

We're all about the Financial Blogger Conference this episode! Find detailed show notes at TheFreeFinancialAdvisor.com/podcast

Feb 8, 2016

What's the biggest key to maximizing returns? Just like in the movie The Big Short, Gianni Kovasevic asserts that you follow tomorrow's news. He's the author of My Electrician Drives a Porche? and also embarks this week on a North American tour in a Tesla. We'll share why on the show!

Of course, that's not all. We share headlines about an exciting new movie theater app, scary news from Norway and some understandable Kickstarter ugliness. We take a Quotacy hotline call from Lauren about an unpaid internship, and letters from Matt and Dan about the value of wealth and tweaking interest rates on short term investments.

Thanks to SoFi and MagnifyMoney for sponsoring our podcast (also congrats to SoFi on their great Super Bowl commercial!).

Feb 7, 2016

Note from Joe: I remember this episode like it was yesterday. I was in Michigan and sitting at my dining room table of my old house (now my rental house). I spent the day making repairs and getting it ready for our next renter. I'd break to work on the 2 Guys show. I didn't know how my mic worked, and I realized later that I was talking into the wrong side. Therefore, I was really quiet and Vincent (my guest) was super loud. I then MANUALLY spent a ton of time raising my voice and lowering his. It was much later that I found out the internet has tools that will do that for you. That's right: this episode sounds like dirt AND took me far longer than necessary. Sigh.

Historical Show Notes:

We made it to a second episode! ...and they said we couldn't do it.... What a great show: PK talks savings rates, OG & I discuss homeowners insurance tips, the Roundtable gang rushes to save you from financial scams....and I interview the creators of the

Feb 6, 2016

Remember the recent roundtable where Len and Greg were texting each other about not wearing pants? Here's what happened right after the director yelled, "CUT!"

Feb 5, 2016

The one and only Scott Alan Turner from Financial Rockstar podcast joins the fun this week. He, Len Penzo and Joe tackle financial insecurity, mortgages and horrible Valentine's gifts. ALSO - at the halfway point we have a great visit with Thomas Smyth from AskTrim.com about his new app. Trim dives into your accounts to find forgotten subscriptions you're paying and unsubscribes you (if you wish).

AS IF that's not enough, we're excited at the end of the episode to share some time with the star of SoFi's new Super Bowl commercial, Brandon Williams. We'll talk about the experience and his investing passion - real estate.

Thanks to MagnifyMoney.com and SoFi for sponsoring the show!

Feb 3, 2016

Ah, Valentine's Day. What's a good gift? We tackle it today so you'll have plenty of time to plan without breaking the bank. We reach out to our friend Anne at UniqueGifter.com for some straightforward ideas, some lavish ones, and finally, some for people with no money but lots of heart. Doug creeps us out with trivia. Miranda Marquit joins us for headlines, and Kris asks us to defend her honor with her daughter. How exhausting....and fun. 

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

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