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.
Joe & OG talk about the new show. What's it about? If you DON'T listen to Stacking Benjamins....you want to start there first (unless you just want fewer financial talk and inside jokes).
Fighting your way through debt? David Carlson, the brain behind YoungAdultMoney.com, joins us to talk about hustling it away! His story is much like many recent college graduates: between he and his wife, they'd piled up around $100,000 of student loans. It affected their relationship and their drive. David will tell his story and show you the ways to go about hustling away your debt on today's show!
Also, we've got LOTS of celebrities in the headlines today. We'll talk about Prince, Kelly Ripa, and Michael Strahan. Doug has disability-related trivia, and of course, we'll tackle the Quotacy hotline, your letters and more.
When we say we're chasing "The Good Life," what does that even mean? Maybe the true Good Life isn't what you've been lead to believe. Authors Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh share ideas from their new book, The Path, to help you discover a better way to a more fulfilling existence.
As if that's not enough, we share a headline about the SEC cracking down on financial advisors, take a letter from Lee on the Quotacy hotline about early retirement, and share some great news from Mike about his TipYourself app.
SPECIAL EDITION - We're so excited about our new Green Room podcast, we're sharing a sample episode today. Subscribe to the Green Room wherever you listen to podcasts. Shows appear every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday!
Boring, it turns out, is profitable! We talk boring investments with Len, Greg and Paula on today's podcast. Which boring investments are their favorites? Also....Warren Buffet has some habits you can steal. What are they? We'll also tackle that. AND, as if that weren't enough, they'll also discuss precious metals. They're on a run lately. Fluke? Should you get in? We'll also cover that.
In our FinTech segment we've got a fun one....ForceRank allows investors to rank a list of stocks or sectors, with the winners taking home a cash prize. Familiar with FanDuel or DraftKings for football betting? What happens when you apply it to stocks? We'll discuss the app, how it works, and investing in general with ForceRank CEO, Leigh Drogan.
Anna Newell Jones was nearly $24,000 in debt and decided it was time to change. In 15 months she paid off EVERYTHING and changed her life. How? She's on today's show sharing ideas from her new book, A Spender's Guide to Debt-Free Living.
Also we discuss the new $20 bill (glad it wasn't the $100 that changed!), answer your questions on the Quotacy Hotline about SnapChat financial advice, and letters on buying a house, talking to the family about money, and more (if you know what I mean).
We also find out, awkwardly, that Joe's name is now a safe word. Yeah....
How are women different investors than men? Jean Chatzky joins us to talk longevity, communication, investing strategy and gender differences on today's show. Also, we share headlines about a homeowner who's surprised when they have an unexpected renter AND another about the role of luck.
Doug has doughnut-related trivia, we take a Quotacy hotline question about buying individual stocks, and share listener letters about working for the man and about inconsistent income streams.
It's an action-packed episode!
Three great themes today: retirement planning, subscriptions and hate letters from people who watch the market too much. Fun? Heck yeah! Jordan Goodman from MoneyAnswers.com joins Paula Pant and Greg McFarlane on today's roundtable show to tackle all of these topics and more.
In our special FinTech segment, we're excited that Mark Zmarzly from Hip Money dropped by the basement to show off his new app. Ever wonder what it would be like to have a financial planning friend in your pocket who doesn't judge you? That's HipMoney and Mark explains how it works and the upcoming launch on today's podcast.
Today we tackle the ugly duckling of the financial industry: the hated annuity. Why ARE they so hated? Can you find a way to use an annuity effectively? We'll try our best to each come up with FIVE ways an annuity might be the right solution for your problem.
In headlines we tackle the Panama Papers and new DOL fiduciary ruling fallout. How do either of these impact your plan? We'll discuss. Also, we have a great question from Scott on the Quotacy hotline about international investing, your letters, Doug's trivia and more.
We're back! Today we dive into a pile of your letters, answering questions about buying homes, paying down student loans, investing, and bitcoin. We share headlines about an insurance company with what appears to be a ridiculous new policy and mistakes investors make....plus we have time for your headlines, the Quotacy hotline, and more.