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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: June, 2016
Jun 30, 2016

Strapped for cash this holiday season? We've got you covered with some tips to reframe, find money for this year, and make sure you aren't in the same spot this time next year. Enjoy!

Jun 29, 2016

What is "re-balancing?" Why should you do it? What should you think about when re-balancing. What does it have to do with tightrope walkers? Will OG come up with a funny joke about it? / / All this and more on this week's show.

Jun 29, 2016

Selling a house? We tell you how to avoid some common mistakes and make the seven right moves to sell it quickly and for more money.

Jun 29, 2016

How did one writer score $180 while waiting in line at the DMV? Philip Taylor (better known as PT), from PTMoney.com sits in for OG this week and shares an awesome story about a VERY creative way to make a few extra bucks.

Jun 29, 2016

Love Shark Tank? In our latest Top 5 episode, Joe & OG share their top criteria for investing in a start up. What questions should you ask if your buddy has "a once-in-a-lifetime idea?"

Also, in headlines we tackle John Oliver's rant on 401k plans. We answer a Quotacy hotline call about annuities, take a listener letter from the mailbag, throw in some of Doug's awesome trivia....and more!

Thanks to MagnifyMoney and SoFi for sponsoring our podcast.

Jun 27, 2016

Worried about your money? James Stone joins us to talk about some of the big issues in the financial sector: tax loopholes, Social Security woes, lending, and hedge funds. Not only do we tackle the issues, but James and Joe discuss interesting solutions to fix them. What can we do? We'll discuss some of the big issues in the world of money on today's show.

We tackle a Quotacy hotline call from Coulton about hiring a financial advisor, and a letter from Julie about how big a house she can afford. Plus we share headlines about a hedge fund blowing up and about digital currency failure. Just another day on Stacking Benjamins!

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

Jun 24, 2016

This week Joe and OG discuss a simple yet seldom followed plan to avoid taking on huge losses with your investments. Why don’t people follow it? We have no idea….

Jun 24, 2016

Those crazy banking fees....when a door closes banks open a window and collect EVEN BIGGER fees than they did the year before. How bad is it? We talk about squashing absurd fees and more with special guest Chris Peach from MoneyPeach.com.

In our FinTech segment, Joe talks to Raghav Sharma from Guidevine about how they help people find financial advisors. Would it make it easier to find your perfect advisor more quickly if you could find out more about them without 

Thanks to MagnifyMoney and SoFi for sponsoring our podcast!

Jun 22, 2016

Have we been wrong all along? Are target date funds the way to go? CFP Judith Ward from T. Rowe Price funds joins us with some surprising data. It seems that T. Rowe Price 401k participants with target date funds were less likely to abandon their strategy during the last market downturn than those who didn't use target date funds. Judith shares other fascinating statistics about investor behavior as well that YOU can use to tweak your performance the next time volatility erupts.

Plus, in our headlines we cover more exciting news about FinTech products, as well as news that real estate portfolio managers think (shockingly) that you should own more of their stuff. On our Quotacy hotline call Adam asks whether he should own a broad index fund or one that is more narrow. We also talk Canadian real estate, have some magical trivia from Doug, and much more.

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

Jun 20, 2016

Why isn't your financial life headed in the right direction? Maybe it's that you've never talked through your beliefs about money and the inadvertent lessons you've picked up over the years? CFP Michael Kay stops by to talk about money messages and how we've gotten where we are today, AND how to change your money so that you feel far more rich.

In our headline segment we discuss 401k participant research AND a study about state friendliness toward small businesses. On the Quotacy hotline, we tackle a question from Jack asking whether he should accumulate savings or pay down debt. Doug shares some ducky trivia.

We have all of that AND still more on today’s podcast!

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

Jun 17, 2016

What is the best financial advice a graduate should hear? Dorethia Kelly from The Money Chat joins Greg McFarlane and Len Penzo to tackle exactly that topic and more. We also discuss Uber's plans to bring auto financing to the masses (and tips to buy a car), plus how to make debt disappear more quickly. As we do often, we juggle a ton of topics on this episode!

ALSO - with Father's Day this weekend, maybe you've decided that dad has enough ties. What about buying him stock? Dan Schatt joins us on our FinTech segment to tell us about Stockpile, a site where you can give dad shares of your favorite company, an ETF, and more. You can also buy physical gift cards from retailers. Now dad can actually get a gift that appreciates!

Thanks to MagnifyMoney and SoFi for sponsoring our podcast!

Jun 15, 2016

10% of our audience suffers from some form of depression. But whatever your disability, the key to a successful financial plan is to know yourself and create work-arounds toward success. Abigail Perry (ipickuppennies.net) joins us to talk about her keys to financial success.

In our headline segment we talk about the recent Canadian fire tragedy and the insurance nightmare some families are facing. On the Quotacy hotline Adelore has an estate planning question specifically for OG. We share a letter from JR asking about debt and a financial advisor's responsibility to teach people about how debts are repaid. There's also Doug's trivia and much more!

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

Jun 14, 2016
A common question we receive here in the basement is about offshore investing? What is it and is it for you? We tackle the pros and cons of offshore investing in this episode.
Jun 14, 2016

My mom's neighbor Doug joins in on the fun this week to help describe financial lessons learned from helping a friend run 100 miles! It was quite an accomplishment and there were a ton of parallels to great money management.

Jun 14, 2016

This week we tackle the biggest discussions you need to have with your future spouse BEFORE you tie the knot.

 

Jun 14, 2016
Do you stink at negotiating? On todays' podcast we share Joe's tale of negotiating success?.all by reframing his negotiation technique. / / Show notes are available at TheFreeFinancialAdvisor.com
Jun 14, 2016

OG shares the secret of how he helps people save more money without breaking their budget. We also have breaking podcast news at the end of the episode! Find show notes at TheFreeFinancialAdvisor.com

Jun 14, 2016

In the episode, OG & I discuss how we were both horrible with money while in college. We learned many lessons, but today’s college-aged child needs to know about topics many parents didn’t confront. We describe the college landscape and how to help your child cope with financial complexity while in college.

Jun 14, 2016

Amanda Grossman (CVS Drugstore Game) and Barbara Friedberg (How to Get Rich) join Joe in the basement this week to discuss limiting beliefs that hold you back. Maybe it's time for a strategy to break through your limiting behaviors?

Jun 14, 2016
How do you begin the tough process of researching mutual funds? Easy! Start with the name. This week Joe & OG share some identifiers you can glean from fund names that will tell you whether they'll help meet your goals. What a time saver!
Jun 14, 2016

This week we bring you our commentary on OG’s scintillating student loan article. It’s 10 minutes of fun this Thursday to help get you through your week….and through your student loan debt!

Jun 14, 2016

Wonder why your investments don't perform as you'd hoped? This week we give you the Top 5 systems for better money management success.

Jun 14, 2016

Finally, another of our famous Top 5 lists! This time, OG & Joe tackle the Top 5 most overrated investments. PK discusses inflation. We give something away to a lucky listener. Find show notes at TheFreeFinancialAdvisor.com/episode39

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