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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: April, 2016
Apr 30, 2016

SPECIAL EDITION - We're so excited about our new Green Room podcast, we're sharing a sample episode today. Subscribe to the Green Room wherever you listen to podcasts. Shows appear every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday!

Apr 29, 2016

Boring, it turns out, is profitable! We talk boring investments with Len, Greg and Paula on today's podcast. Which boring investments are their favorites? Also....Warren Buffet has some habits you can steal. What are they? We'll also tackle that. AND, as if that weren't enough, they'll also discuss precious metals. They're on a run lately. Fluke? Should you get in? We'll also cover that.

In our FinTech segment we've got a fun one....ForceRank allows investors to rank a list of stocks or sectors, with the winners taking home a cash prize. Familiar with FanDuel or DraftKings for football betting? What happens when you apply it to stocks? We'll discuss the app, how it works, and investing in general with ForceRank CEO, Leigh Drogan.

Thanks to MagnifyMoney and SoFi for sponsoring our podcast!

 

Apr 27, 2016

Anna Newell Jones was nearly $24,000 in debt and decided it was time to change. In 15 months she paid off EVERYTHING and changed her life. How? She's on today's show sharing ideas from her new book, A Spender's Guide to Debt-Free Living.

Also we discuss the new $20 bill (glad it wasn't the $100 that changed!), answer your questions on the Quotacy Hotline about SnapChat financial advice, and letters on buying a house, talking to the family about money, and more (if you know what I mean).

We also find out, awkwardly, that Joe's name is now a safe word. Yeah....

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

Apr 25, 2016

How are women different investors than men? Jean Chatzky joins us to talk longevity, communication, investing strategy and gender differences on today's show. Also, we share headlines about a homeowner who's surprised when they have an unexpected renter AND another about the role of luck.

Doug has doughnut-related trivia, we take a Quotacy hotline question about buying individual stocks, and share listener letters about working for the man and about inconsistent income streams. 

It's an action-packed episode!

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

Apr 22, 2016

Three great themes today: retirement planning, subscriptions and hate letters from people who watch the market too much. Fun? Heck yeah! Jordan Goodman from MoneyAnswers.com joins Paula Pant and Greg McFarlane on today's roundtable show to tackle all of these topics and more.

In our special FinTech segment, we're excited that Mark Zmarzly from Hip Money dropped by the basement to show off his new app. Ever wonder what it would be like to have a financial planning friend in your pocket who doesn't judge you? That's HipMoney and Mark explains how it works and the upcoming launch on today's podcast.

Thanks to MagnifyMoney and SoFi for sponsoring our podcast!

Apr 20, 2016

Today we tackle the ugly duckling of the financial industry: the hated annuity. Why ARE they so hated? Can you find a way to use an annuity effectively? We'll try our best to each come up with FIVE ways an annuity might be the right solution for your problem.

In headlines we tackle the Panama Papers and new DOL fiduciary ruling fallout. How do either of these impact your plan? We'll discuss. Also, we have a great question from Scott on the Quotacy hotline about international investing, your letters, Doug's trivia and more.

Thanks to MagnifyMoney.com and SoFi for sponsoring today's show!

Apr 18, 2016

We're back! Today we dive into a pile of your letters, answering questions about buying homes, paying down student loans, investing, and bitcoin. We share headlines about an insurance company with what appears to be a ridiculous new policy and mistakes investors make....plus we have time for your headlines, the Quotacy hotline, and more. 

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

Apr 15, 2016

Here's a blast from the past...Dominique Brown was a contributor, we hear from the Makin' Sense Babe, and Harlan Landes, creator of the Plutus Awards stops by the basement.

Apr 13, 2016

We rewind ALL THE WAY back to 2 Guys & Your Money (our old show) episode 21 when Suzanne Lucas joined us as a guest for the first time.

Apr 11, 2016

Tucker the intern rewinds to the time Gretchen Rubin visited us in the basement the first time (spoiler: she's coming back in a few weeks!).

Apr 9, 2016

A super short show this week while both OG and Joe are out of town. We discuss a recent study of the VIX which seems to indicate that as volatility reaches a climax, markets bounce back....is it true? Also, PK reviews how sector funds work. We give something away AND review two more films. Enjoy! 

Show notes, as always, are available at StackingBenjamins.com/10

Apr 8, 2016

Wall Street, according to one of our articles this week....seems to be stuck in neutral. How do you make money in this market? Is the market actually stuck? We'll ask our guest Shannon McLay from Martinis and Your Money AND regular contributors Greg McFarlane and Len Penzo. We'll also tackle insurances. Which ones are important and which should you avoid? We disagree A TON on this topic. Finally, we'll wrap it all up talking about procrastination. Is there ever a time when WAITING instead of doing it now was ever the better choice with money?

Thanks to MagnifyMoney and SoFi for sponsoring our podcast!

 

Apr 6, 2016

What's better than having your taxes finished? Having them done and taking advantage of ALL of the tax savings you have available. Lloyd Grissinger from CBIZ MHM joins us on Joe's dad's shortwave radio to tackle tax tips for both procrastinators AND for people looking to maximize their tax savings. We'll cover everything from tax sheltered savings to health care premiums, to the penalties for late filing. No matter whether you've filed this year's taxes or not, you'll want to hear this conversation.

In headlines, we compare two stories--one predicting a rocky stock market and the other showing the downside of following the advice of people predicting the market, on the Quotacy hotline Dom asks about disability insurance, AND in the letters section Natalie asks about lowering her 401k contributions to afford a house. We also have Doug's trivia and more!

It's an action-packed episode!

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

Apr 4, 2016

How do you diversify correctly? Michael Philbrick has an idea of the good, bad and ugly of asset allocation. We'll talk about flaws in benchmarking, problems in expectations, and setting your portfolio up to win.

In headlines, we share horrible news for investors with money in the Caymens, on the Quotacy hotline Brent asks about allocating his investments, in the letters section Kevin asks about 529 plans....AND we also have more headlines, more letters, Doug's trivia and more!

It's an action-packed episode!

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

Apr 1, 2016

Jean Chatzky joins Joe in the basement to discuss her financial struggles, how she succeeded with money, and her new Money School debuting this spring. We take listener questions, PK and Dominique Brown share "good teacher" stories, while Joe & OG discuss how great teachers (and great salespeople) help you learn.

Apr 1, 2016

More vacation and less money? Heck, yeah! Nola Beard from New Take Travel joins us to discuss house swapping and Len & Dominique talk about ways they saved money on recent trips. Joe & OG chime in with the biggest concerns advisors have in 2013. PK completes his series on credit. 

Apr 1, 2016

Movie critics have nothing on us. We're critiquing retirement on today's show. A new study shows that most people have next-to-nothing saved and we're going to talk about why on today's show. Linda P Jones from Be Wealthy and Smart joins us to tackle retirement savings, the upside of failure and new job horror stories.

Thanks to MagnifyMoney and SoFi for sponsoring our podcast!

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