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!
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.
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
Barbara Friedberg of BarbaraFriedbergPersonalFinance.com joins Joe this week as the rest of the team gets a well deserved week off. Find show notes at TheFreeFinancialAdvisor.com/episode37
Sarah Kirkish, professional organizer with Work Life Organization, joins us in the basement to talk about tracking your financial life.
Equally as important, powerful women invade the basement to discuss comments in a book by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg about women and careers. Are women selling themselves short? Tune in to hear!
Joe & OG talk about some surprising statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics about employment and education. We give you hints to give something away, and talk about Oz, The Great and Powerful.
Pat Flynn joins us in the basement to discuss Let / Go, his project around his inspiring journey from unemployed architect to web guru. Joe, OG and PK talk about the latest Dave Ramsey vs. the internet debacle.
We're all professional jugglers. We juggle a career or school, family duties, friendships, and somehow also manage money. How do we effectively manage money AND take care of everything else? Kimberly Palmer (author of the new book Smart Mom Rich Mom) joins us to talk about the pressure of parenting, managing the budget and earning a wage. When's the right time to have children?
In our headline segment we discuss John Oliver's latest stunt. On the Quotacy hotline, we tackle a question from Jamie about charitable giving. Doug shares trivia on working moms.
We have all of that AND still more on today’s podcast!
Everyone says that you should try to balance your life, but is that true? A recent Fortune article says that work-life balance is a lie. Is it? We ask our guests, author and CFP Mary Beth Storjohann (Work Your Wealth), blogger and podcaster Deacon Hayes (Well Kept Wallet), and Len Penzo (LenPenzo dot Com) that question!
Plus, we address the tooth fairy. How much money is enough? Finally, Mary Beth wrote a fantastic article about financial terms you need to know. We talk about a few and their importance in our panelist's lives.
A free frisbee changed Jason Vitug's life, sending him on a path of horrible decisions that later led him to some epic discoveries about himself and his ability to achieve. How? He's the author of the new book, You Only Live Once, a Road Map To Financial Wellness, and we'll talk with him about the frisbee, his bad-to-awesome decisions, and his belief that anyone can turn their life around by deciding it's time to do better.
It's a powerful interview.
Also! OG's baby has arrived (congrats OG family!) so Doug Goldstein from the popular Rich as a King podcast (and author of the Rich as a King book) sits in the co-host chair today. We tackle headlines about government statistics and about health care. Should you plan on much higher costs for health care during retirement? We tackle a question on the Quotacy hotline about reverse mortgages and a letter from the mailbag about finding a financial advisor. How do you look for one?
Our friend Darrow Kirkpatrick not only can help you answer the big "when can I retire" question, but he’s coming down to the basement to share TESTED early retirement strategies, such as the role of annuities, setting up your investments, insurance decisions, surprises in retirement, and more.
AND because we’re kicking off a fresh eight weeks of shows, of course, there’s much more. We discuss the five most important years of your financial life, a new US Government measure of financial health AND the cost of the world’s largest yacht. Albert calls us on the Quotacy hotline to ask how he should switch careers toward becoming a financial advisor and Jason writes us about Roth IRAs.
We crank out all of that and STILL MORE on today’s podcast!
Tucker the intern rewinds to Stacking Benjamins episode 20, where Joe & OG talk about moves to make with your money today. (This episode is three years old....so "today" does not mean today!)
Note: the theme music on this episode plays a long time.....we learned later to fade it more quickly!
Tucker the intern rewinds to the time organizational expert Sarah Kirkish joined them on their 2 Guys and Your Money podcast.
Tucker the intern takes us back to our discussion with Ed Bolean, who broke the Cannonball Run record. Nearly as great, Len Penzo sat in the co-hosting chair while OG was on vacation! It's a one-of-a-kind show, and we're glad Tucker picked it.
Our final show of the six week season is sadly, and finally here, but it's JUST in time to usher you into the holiday weekend (in the USA....for everyone else, it'll just usher in the weekend....sorry). We talk about three awesome topics; first, what are your financial regrets? We ask our panel of Paula, Greg and Len, and you can learn from their misgivings. We also tackle morality. Is it a moral fault if you have bad credit? Finally, we'll talk about products that make money off of moments in time or fads.
Suzanne Lucas, the Evil HR Lady, joins us at the halfway point, to talk about a new Department of Labor ruling around overtime. You may think the rule is good news for lots of workers, but Suzanne thinks it might get ugly (and we're already seeing signs....).
Everybody's Wine Guy author Vincent Senatore (and fellow Texarkanian!) helps us continue our kicking off summer theme by giving us grilling 101 lessons and then helping us pair our awesome foods with the right wines.
Also, we have a special guest, Miranda Marquit (Adulting & Money Tree podcasts), who'll help with headlines, a Quotacy hotline call about HSAs, Doug's grilling-related trivia and much more.
We kick off our Summer 2016 shows with our annual look at theme park with Robert Niles from Theme Park Insider. If you're headed on vacation this summer, where's the hot new rides? Where are the deals? What should you avoid? We'll cover all of that.
BUT if that were all, it wouldn't be the Stacking Benjamins show, would it? OG digs into the Quotacy hotline call from Scott about glide paths. When professionals talk about lowering your risk as you near retirement, what does OG think? I'll bet you find out.
We talk first time homebuyers, mutual funds shuttering, and bring on Doug for some epic trivia. Who knew betting on horse racing would pay so poorly?
What steps should you take before plopping your hard-earned money into investments? Jessica Moorhouse from the popular and fun Mo Money podcast joins Paula Pant from AffordAnything to tackle that and a wide range of other topics. We'll talk about movies that inspire us about money, technology, and more!
During our FinTech segment, Liran Amrany shows us how Debitize works. What if you could play the credit card points game but still bank as if you were using a debit card? Debitize aims to cross that bridge. Check out the show for a discount Liran gives listeners to save on an already free app!
Fights over money are not only the leading cause of divorce, but also money discussions are difficult with children, older parents, and among siblings. That's why we're excited Lori Sackler, author of The M Word and the new M Word journal joins us in the basement today. She brings great advice on preparing to have the money talk, no matter whom it's with.
Also, we have headlines, a Quotacy hotline call about money markets and mutual funds, Doug's trivia and much more.
Economist and co-author of the Social Security bestseller Get What's Yours, Laurence Kotlikoff joins us to talk planning. What's changed under the new revised Social Security rules? When should people start planning Social Security? For young listeners, should you plan on it at all? We'll get fascinating answers on all things Social Security today.
We also have headlines, letters about showering with Dave Ramsey, paying for graduate school, and dumb movies. Plus we have a suspicious Quotacy hotline call, Doug's trivia and more. It's all just another fun Monday on the Stacking Benjamins show.
Top financial podcast host and USA Today contributor Pete the Planner joins us to talk about questions. What are some smart questions people feel dumb asking? Also, we'll tackle public speaking and not being creepy parents around your kid's significant others.
It's a fun, wild ride, that's only interrupted shortly for a great conversation between Brad and Ken from the DRAFT App, who answer listener Stacy's question about data aggregation. With banks making it harder and harder to aggregate data, how are apps and tools like DRAFT and Mint responding?
How do you make sure you aren't getting ripped off when buying a diamond? If you're getting into diamond buying, where do you start? The "Diamond Lady" Karen Simmons joins us to share current trends in diamonds, basics of evaluating stones, and stories about risky trips and horrible art investments.
Plus, in headlines we discuss the new IRS IRA target and credit counseling statistics. Doug shares some diamond trivia, we also have the Quotacy hotline, your letters, and more!
What do money, habits and happiness have to do with each other? Gretchen Rubin from the Happier podcast joins us to tackle these themes.
Also, in our headlines, a broker is in trouble for allegedly taking $30,000 in a briefcase, passive and active funds duel it out, and more. Plus, we take your letters, Doug has trivia, we answer the Quotacy hotline, and much more.
We're racing toward an awesome podcast today. CFP Katie Brewer joins us to talk about this bumpy stock market. Are investors really only still in it because there's nothing else to do with their money? Also, speaking of bumpy, if the market gets bumpy, what lessons can we learn from race car drivers? Finally, what concepts should ALL savers be familiar with when they become an adult?
It's a fun, wild ride, that's only interrupted shortly for a great conversation with award winning blogger Suzanne Lucas, who shares with us tips to make sure you're not the most hated person in your workplace.