Hopefully we learned a TON in 2014 and we're WAY better off now than we were then. But just to make sure, today the FinTern spins us back to our last show of 2014, when Rod Griffin from Experian joins us to talk about big credit takeaways from a year when hackers ran rampant. Of course, because it's a full episode of the show, there's much, much more!
Here's the start of a joke (or a podcast)...."Two Planet Money guys walk into a bar." In this case, it isn't a joke. For a Planet Money episode, they walked into a comedy club and told economist jokes. How did it go? Joe sits down with them and asks for all the behind-the-scenes details.
There's much more in this 2015 episode from PK, Joe & OG, and Doug. Enjoy!
Eric Narcisco had a BIG problem when he rented...so much so that he formed a company to make it easier for others to avoid a $10,000 mistake. The Fintern takes us back to the summer of 2015 for this great (and horrible) tale.
On today's show we ask our roundtable their biggest takeaways from 2016. While we spend a few minutes on the events of the year, we dwell more on personal lessons. Also, we round out 2017 by looking at another Moneyologist Q&A from MarketWatch. What do you think about regifting?
AND then, to cap off our FinTech segments for 2016, Patrick Kelly from USAA joins us to talk about the future of apps on your phone. Where's it all headed? We'll also spend a little time on the connected house and how you can save money by making all of your devices talk to each other in the future.
New York Times bestselling author David Bach joins us! Not only is his first book Automatic Millionaire back with a new edition....but he's also helping us remember some of the top money lessons of the last twelve months. What should we have learned from the events of 2016? David will help us look at everything from stocks to real estate to estate planning.
In our headlines segment, we'll tackle some ugly money habits that leave millionaires broke. We throw out the Haven Life line today to Chris, who asks for help rebalancing his portfolio. Also on on today's show we tackle your letters, deliver some hilarious trivia, and more.
Show notes? They're here: Episode 420
Ever had a bad job? Gwen from FieryMillennials.com tells us a hilariously horrible tale of seasonal work gone wrong. These jobs taught her a few important lessons, but the biggest was this: working for the man is something she wants to do for as short a period as possible. It's time to pursue financial independence!
We also explore headlines about new robo-advisor offerings trying to differentiate themselves from the pack and financial management companies split about the recent Department of Labor ruling. We throw out the Haven Life line to Tom AND answer more listener letters. Doug brings down the trivia, and much more!
Find our show notes here: Episode 419
What makes the perfect investment? Long time columnist Johnathan Clements has some remarkable ideas on the topic, and we ask Len, Greg and Paula about them. We twist our roundtable discussion today around mostly this single article (for the most part) about investments, with some nice dessert at the end about a couple who paid off a nearly-$70k mortgage in 18 months.
This week we flip our normal FinTech segment over to HR and welcome Suzanne Lucas, the Evil HR Lady, back to the show, for a discussion about what employees want from their boss. Whether you manage people, lead a family, or are a member of a social group....these lessons will come in handy.
Maybe mom was wrong and money DOES grow on trees. Cara MacMillen thinks so, and she stops by the basement to explain why on today's show! Also, we have a disturbing headline about hackers. Keith Bernhardt from Fidelity Investments stops by to share statistics about the wrong types of presents to purchase this year, and more!
We throw out the Haven Life Line to Ethan, who's wondering about whether he should pursue his CFP designation, and take a letter from Nancy, who wonders about the right time to swap out a traditional IRA for a Roth conversion. Doug delivers some interesting trivia, and much more!
Link to show notes: StackingBenjamins.com/maybe-money-does-grow-on-trees
On today's show personal finance expert Adam Carroll joins us to talk about becoming savvy with your money! Plus, We take a Haven Life Line from Sam about 529 plans, ask the question, "Why should I buy more life insurance?" and more!
Here is the link to our show notes: Adam Carroll Episode
In the business of buying a car? Podcaster Steve Stewart (and engineer of this show!) bought a car and found expert help in the capable hands of James Kinson, from Cash Car Convert. The two of them tell a great story about finding value and avoiding lemons when purchasing your next ride.
Former NFL star Phillip Buchanon was over $1M dollars in debt on draft day...and it only got worse. He'll tell his story on this episode from 2015!
Griffin the intern rewinds to our episode featuring time management journalist Laura Vanderkam. She studied successful women to find out how they accomplish more. What can we learn? We'll share today!
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Robert Farrington from TheCollegeInvestor.com joins us to talk about parents. What do you do if your parents are struggling financially? Worse yet, what if you're also struggling? We ask Robert, Len Penzo and Greg McFarlane to pitch in, and as always, you won't expect many of our answers. We also discuss a new survey from TD Ameritrade AND daily routines that keep you motivated. What do you do to begin and end your day?
In our FinTech segment, just in time for the holidays, we talk to FinCon/SoFi FinTech "People's Choice" winner, Tanya Van Court from iSow.com. Tired of giving gifts that you know won't be appreciated? Worse yet, tired of receiving things you don't need? iSow aims to help kids set up goals and get savings...and then allows loved ones to help out!
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