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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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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!

Dec 30, 2016

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!

Dec 28, 2016

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!

Dec 26, 2016

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.

Dec 23, 2016

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.

Thanks to SoFi and MagnifyMoney.com for sponsoring our podcast all year long, and to YOU for listening!

Dec 21, 2016

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.

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

Show notes? They're here: Episode 420

Dec 19, 2016

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!

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

Find our show notes here: Episode 419

Dec 16, 2016

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.

Thanks to MagnifyMoney.com and SoFi for sponsoring Stacking Benjamins!

Dec 14, 2016

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!

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

Link to show notes: StackingBenjamins.com/maybe-money-does-grow-on-trees

Dec 12, 2016

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! 

Huge thanks to MagnifyMoney.com and SoFi for sponsoring our podcast. 

 

Here is the link to our show notes: Adam Carroll Episode

Dec 9, 2016

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.

Dec 7, 2016

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!

Dec 5, 2016

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!

Dec 2, 2016

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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!

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

If your browser allows links, here's the show notes!

Nov 30, 2016

Ray Kroc built McDonalds into a juggernaut and built his own fortune into the billions. When he died, his wife Joan made the decision to give it all away upon her death. How did they build this money-making machine? How and why did she give it away? We talk empire-building and estate planning on today's show! Lisa Napoli, author of the new biography Ray & Joan joins us in the basement with stories and lessons.

In our headline segment we reveal some disturbing information about car trade-ins and the results of a retirement plan survey. We throw out the Haven Life line to Dave, who asks about refinancing his student loans, and take a letter from Stacey, who wants to know how to invest an inheritance. Should he pay down low interest debt or invest? Or course we also throw in a helping of Doug's trivia and much, much more!

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

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