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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: January, 2017
Jan 30, 2017

How do ETFs work? Martin Small from iShares joins us on today's episode to help us better understand how exchange traded funds work. How do they operate? How should you use them? What are the places where ETFs should NOT be used? We'll talk about all of those on today's podcast.

Also, we share headlines, throw out the Haven Life line, answer your letters, and more! 

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

Jan 27, 2017

Afraid of insurance? Our roundtable today can help ease your fears. Why? Today we feature three top bloggers on this topic: one an average dad, another a human resource expert and the third...a guy in the industry.  You'll have all three points of view when it comes to whether you should buy insurance, and if so, how to figure out how much and the right time to own it, on this special episode. 

On our Freshbooks FinTech segment we talk to Carla Dearing, CEO of SUM180, where you can build a financial plan now and interact with experienced financial advisors later, if you want to proceed.

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

 

Jan 25, 2017

Struggle to keep your budget in check at the grocery store? Tracie Fobes, the Penny Pinchin' Mom, joins us to help you create a plan and execute it at the grocery store. You'll save money (and maybe your sanity) by listening to today's show!

Plus, our headlines segment features a discussion about hedge funds and really, really rich people. We throw out the Haven Life line to Dave, who wonders if The Simpsons and our show are somehow related, answer a letter from Luke about estate planning, and more!

Special thanks to  SoFi and Magnify Money for sponsoring our show!

Looking for show notes? Here's the link.

Jan 23, 2017

Investing can be unnerving, as can asking your boss for a raise, fighting with your insurance company over benefits...even deciding which path to follow with your budget. Justin Stenstrom From EliteManMagazine (and the Elite Man podcast) joins us to talk about his experience fighting fear. Justin's gone to great lengths to fight panic attacks and irrational fear. From visiting doctors to medication to mantras, Justin's experienced it all, and has come out ahead. While the way he fights fear might not be right for your individual needs, his story will help you search for a better way to achieve more and break through roadblocks.

In our headline segments we review the top asset managers for 2016. Which company came out on top? Also, another big brokerage firm has their hand slapped by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Which house? What can you do to make sure your money is protected? We'll tackle that today.

Plus, on the Haven Life Line we answer a question from Derrick about life insurance. Later, we'll take a letter from Michael about deferred compensation, share some trivia about fear and work....and much more.

Special thanks to  SoFi and Magnify Money for sponsoring our show!

Jan 20, 2017

We start today's podcast by talking with Paula, Greg and Len about a recent Supreme Court case. Should we legislate financial behavior? It turns out that people don't do well with analysis of surcharges and discounts, so should we protect them? Not only do we dissect that topic, but then we turn to the financial markets. Is this market overheated? If so...is there anything we should do about it? Our panel will share their opinions today.

In our Freshbooks FinTech segment we introduce you to Roadie, a company that matches people hoping to ship things with people who are already going that direction. Why pay a moving company or professional service when you can pay less to have a non-pro just take it for you? We ask LOTS of questions and find out the low-down on this company that's now also partnering with Goodwill.

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

Looking for show notes? Check here: Market Drop roundtable show notes.

Jan 18, 2017

New to investing? Seasoned but hoping for better information? We've got you covered today because CBS analyst AND host of the new Better Off podcast, Jill Schlesinger is here to share what you need to know when you invest...and probably more important, what you don't need to know. 

Devin and Matilde also help us learn a new important French phrase, we share a headline about Millennials falling behind their parents, throw out the Haven Life line to a lucky caller, and Doug even delivers an interesting trivia question.

Special thanks to  SoFi and Magnify Money for sponsoring our show!

Looking for show notes? Check this link: Jill Schlesinger episode notes.

Jan 16, 2017

How's your budget? Whether you have one or not, this is a great show to get your house in order, because Holly and Greg Johnson are here to talk zero sum budgeting. What is zero-sum budgeting and how can it help your family reach your goals? We'll tackle that on today's show! Plus, Jamie Wise joins us from the Buzz Indexes. What does the incoming President's tweets have to do with stock performance? Jamie covers that. 

On the Haven Life line we discuss estate planning with Andrew (and his amazing choir). If his parents leave debts when they pass away, is he liable? Plus, we take your letters AND Doug gives us some verb-free trivia. Amazing!

Special thanks to  SoFi and Magnify Money for sponsoring our show!

Show notes? Click our link here.

Jan 13, 2017

What's the best way to save or spend $1,000? We ask our listener-driven panel on today's show, as our new friends Kristie and Nathan join Doug Foley from the awesome Happiness of Pursuit podcast this week to tackle three fun topics. We also discuss items you shouldn't leave in your wallet, cybersecurity, the importance of a house cleaner, and more. It's a far-reaching discussion mom knows you'll enjoy.

In our Freshbooks FinTech segment we introduce you to Chime, the bank that's helping its customers save more money automatically (check out the interview for a SPECIAL OFFER only for our little SB family).

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

Jan 11, 2017

If anyone knows debt and how to clean it up, it's Nick Clements from MagnifyMoney.com. Today he comes back to the basement with Executive Editor at MagnifyMoney.com (and Brown Ambition podcast co-host) Mandi Woodruff. They talk about how to clean up all of your debt from December and how to chart a better path in 2017. We also talk to Tiffany "the Budgetnista" Aliche, about her January 2017 push, a movement called the Live Richer Challenge. We heard that over 250,000 people were taking the challenge and had to find out what it was all about.

In headlines, we tackle retirement planning in America. Suzanne Lucas penned an article at Inc. citing that over 30 million Americans don't have access to a plan, and we discuss what options people have to save. Also, our friends Matilde and Devin Carroll join us to help us learn an important French phrase, we throw out the Haven Life line to John, answer a letter from Derrick, and much more. 

Special thanks to  SoFi and Magnify Money for sponsoring our show!

Looking for show notes? Try here.

Jan 9, 2017

Don't think that charm has anything to do with your money? Think again. How much you make is SQUARELY correlated to your ability to sell yourself to others. Jordan Harbinger spends his days researching the science and technique behind charisma and he's sharing secrets on the show today!

We also explore headlines about two credit agencies caught in a lie to consumers and yet another 401(k) plan lawsuit. We throw out the Haven Life line to Rick, who has a question about capital gains taxes AND answer another listener letter. Doug brings down the trivia, and much more!

Special thanks to  SoFi and Magnify Money for sponsoring our show!

Jan 6, 2017

To kick off 2017 we ask Len Penzo's magic 8 ball for the darkest secrets on investing, saving and hiding money in a bomb shelter. Can the 8 ball return to its previously spectacular form and predict next year's events? How did the 8 ball perform in 2016? We'll talk Donald Trump, the royal family, Len's portfolio of all things gold, the stock market, the economy, Tesla Motors, Marissa Mayer, and more on today's episode.

AND, as if that weren't enough, are you looking for a new job (or BETTER job) in 2017? In our Freshbooks Workplace segment, The Evil HR Lady Suzanne Lucas, discusses w/ Joe the steps you need to take when looking for a new job.

It's a great way to kick off 2017, and we're excited you're along for the ride with us!

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

Jan 4, 2017

To kick off our first new show of 2017, Brian Nelson Ford and Wendy Lawrence from Sun Trust join us to talk financial communication! Wendy AND her husband both lost their long-time jobs and were scrambling, and by getting all three of their children on the same page they were able to accomplish their goals. Also, in headlines, LPL Financial (a big financial firm) is in the news, we MIGHT help teach you a foreign language, Doug brings out some new 2017-style trivia, and much more.

But that's not all! We also throw out the Haven Life line, answer your letters, and generally kick off 2017 on the right note!

Special thanks to  SoFi and Magnify Money for sponsoring our show!

Jan 2, 2017

Back in 2015 Ethan Bloch, founder of Digit, wrote a fantastic (and controversial) piece about money myths. Griffin the Intern (the "FinTern") rewinds to when we asked him to talk about some of the more popular money myths people hold. Of course, it's a full episode of the show....so there's much, much more! Enjoy! 

We'll see you back here with a NEW episode Wednesday!

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