Credit card ugliness is the topic on today's show. We've brought two fantastic experts for today's show: Mikel Van Cleve from USAA and Nick Clements from MagnifyMoney.com. Mikel and Nick break down what you need to know to make sure you don't end up on the wrong end of a credit card "Gotcha!"
On the Quotacy hotline, Coulton asks about airline miles and playing "the points game." Should he do it?
Doug's frustrated by McDonalds, we answer your letters, we discuss basketball stars who save awesome sums of money and more.
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Like a case of acne that won't go away, we're back! How about a show with more ways to make money than you can shake a stick at? Jackie Beck from MoneyCrush joins Joe & OG with 101 Ways to Make Money.
Our best show yet! Lance from Money Life & More and Greg from Club Thrifty join Joe to discuss covering your bases. PK talks about protecting your credit. OG & Joe review movie stars who've gone bankrupt and give you the top 5 ways to protect your portfolio.
Alison Paoli from Zillow joins Joe and special guest host Doug in the basement. They discuss a recent Zillow study that shows the top 10 places for men and women to move if they're looking for love. You might be surprised by the findings. PK discusses Monte Carlo simulations. Don’t know what they are? Not only are probabilities used in financial planning, but they’ll also share with you the percentage probability that you’ll meet your goals.
Jason Moore from hit podcast Zero to Travel joins us to help you score your best travel deals. How do you save on the non-essentials so you can cram in all of the experiences you want? Jason will share tall.
Also, on the Quotacy hotline we take a call from Randy who wants to understand his pension. In our headlines we ask about crowd-funded honeymoons. Good or bad idea? We also take your letters, ask Doug's (awkward) trivia question, and more!
The media quotes Warren Buffett with LOTS of investing advice...but according to one recent popular article, he often violates his own "rules." Can you really invest like Warren and win...or does he win for different reasons? This year we ask guests Roger Whitney (Retirement Answer Man) and Sandy Smith (Yes I Am Cheap) along with contributor Paula Pant (Afford Anything) this question and more.
Hoping to build wealth more quickly? Want lessons from successful and wealthy? We're excited that host of the fast-growing podcast The Top, Nathan Latka joins us in the basement. He talks a million miles an hour and STILL doesn't keep up with his actions. He's bought and sold companies, studied multi-millionaires and billionaires, and found truths that he's sharing with us on today's show.
In headlines, we share a horrible story about a pension gone wrong, on the Quotacy hotline Coulton asks about allocating his investments, in the letters section Anita asks about charitable giving....AND we also have more headlines, more letters, Doug's trivia and more!
It's an action-packed episode!
Let's put some retail money back in your wallet this Monday! Scott Kluth, CEO of big online discount site CouponCabin joins us to share the hottest deals of the spring. Think couponing is a waste of time? Scott shares how to increase your return on investment, cut your time spent, and save money on stuff you were going to buy anyway.
We also have a question from Eric the Quotacy hotline about fundamental and technical analysis, a question from Lenny on finding better interest rates, Doug's cleaning-supply trivia and more. What a great way to kick off your week!
Have you walked into a bank or financial advisor's office lately? They haven't changed in 20 years! Thank goodness people like Ted Jenkin (oXYgen Financial) and Ty Abston (Guaranty Bond Bank) are around. Today you'll hear all about good customer service for banks and advisors.
With all the recent news around the success of the debt snowball, is that the best way to attack your debt? Should you ask relatives for money? If a relative or friend asks you for money, should you loan to them? / / PK, Dominique, Len and Barb join us to talk about it.
Holly from Club Thrifty joins us to talk about maximizing your credit card rewards. Philip Taylor from PT Money talks about the budget when baby arrives with Len Penzo and Barbara Friedberg. PK from DQYDJ.net discusses the fair tax. Find show notes at www.thefreefinancialadvisor.com
In life, is it stealing if you go to a movie and then sneak in to see a second one without paying for it? Catherine Alford from CatherineAlford.com joins Len and Paula on today's show to tackle not only that, but also passive income and IRS tax scams.
We're also joined by the guys from the DRAFT app, who host a roundtable on robo-advisors. What are the different types?
We're kissing the virtual blarney stone today with all kinds of pre-St. Patrick's Day shenanigans to kick off your all-things-green party. Beyond stock market rallies in the headlines, and buying houses on the Quotacy hotline, we also tackle early retirement rules, stock trading fees, and more.
But the highlight of today's show is that we welcome Fred Schebesta from Finder.com to share the results of his study on intoxicated purchases. It turns out we might not make great decisions while drunk. Who knew?
Mark Iwry from the US Department of Treasury joins us to tackle the saver's credit and the MyRA. How do these programs work? Why would someone use them? Who's eligible? We tackle all of these questions and more.
Plus, in our headline segment, the market is having one of the wildest rides ever. Are there ways to take advantage of it? Also, are you leaving nearly $43,000 of retirement money on the table?
We also have the Quotacy hotline, your letters, Doug's trivia and more. What a great way to kick off your week!
Fox says that we're all over the map today...bear market funds, education ugliness and strip clubs. Plus, we talk to Suzanne Lucas, the Evil HR Lady, about successfully managing people. Why do some companies win while paying their people less? So, whether you're an investor, student, or pervert, we've got you covered!
Laura Vanderkam joins us in the basement this week to talk about great time management. Joe & Barbara make some 2013 predictions and PK talks about predictions gone awry.
Laurie Ruettimann from The Cynical Girl answers the question: What Should We Have Learned in 2012?
one of our early episodes while we were still getting the hang of podcasting.
Charming and hilarious Betty Thesky from Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase joins us to talk all things air travel. How do you get flight attendants' attention? Is the front of the plane worth the expense? How do flight attendants pick stocks?
Also, in our headlines we get serious and talk long term care. We answer a Quotacy hotline call about cutting bait on some stocks and your letters about the basics, market (non)panic and more.
Can you build a $1M portfolio starting at age 50? We tackle this question, along with others about diversification, cash reserves, and telling your boss to take a hike on today's letters show! All that and our headlines, Doug's trivia, the Quotacy hotline, and more.
Bud turns to flower....do negative interest rates turn into better economies? Do students who play sports turn into better investors? Do people who invest in peer-to-peer lending sites have better returns than others? We'll answer ALL of those questions (or at least discuss them) on today's show!
ALSO - Our fun fintech product of the week....CrowdInvest. This is quite an idea: swipe left or right based on your thoughts about a stock. CrowdInvest takes your thoughts, combines them with others, and last year beat the S&P 500 with the results! We talk to Martin Mickus, the founder of CrowdInvest about how it all works.
Just like a certain film that appeared in box offices, we have an epic podcast for you this month. Not only do we have unbelievable guests, but the stories our regular contributors share about their adventures is equally as exciting.
If you've ever thought about leaving your job OR you found out that you've been let go from your job, this is the podcast for you. / / Suzanne Lucas from EvilHRLady.org joins us to talk severance packages, while Jefferson from SeeDebtRun shares interview tips.
Looking for that perfect gift for your sweetie? How about a cool financial something-something? The gang all pitches in this week to guide your holiday shopping journey toward all the cool financial treats.