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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: August, 2014
Aug 29, 2014

High investment fees are a monster problem for investors. Wondering how to find out how your fees compare? You're in luck. Erik Laurence (Chief Marketing Office) and Molly O'Brien (Community Manager) for FeeX, a company and site that examines your investment fees and shows you lower fee approaches, are my guest on today's show!

Looking for links? You can always find them at my website, StackingBenjamins.com.

Aug 27, 2014

Interest rates are at 2014 lows and on today's show we show you how to take advantage of them. Did you procrastinate and miss low rate opportunities? Good news....they're back!

PK joins in on the fun talking about employer stock programs. Joe reviews The Giver. We share top headlines, and much, much more.

Aug 25, 2014

Who said we wouldn't make it this far? Thank you to everyone who listens to the show. On today's episode we not only include shout outs from some of your favorite podcasters and financial bloggers, but we also have all of our usual segments - headlines, my dad's shortwave, and a great letter from a listener.

 

Aug 22, 2014

We might be the last podcast on earth to do a back to school episode....but this is the best one. You know why? Josh Elledge is here, and he's telling us the absolute BEST strategies to win the back-to-school shopping game. So whether you're already done shopping or just beginning (shame on you!), you'll want to hear his awesome advice.

No kids? Guess what...back-to-school is the BEST time to score great deals on office supplies.

No office? Well, then, you need a job, don't you? Listen to our episode with Leah McLeod.....

Aug 20, 2014

The Rockefeller family is front-and-center this week as Joe's Mom's neighbor Doug brings out a list of time-honored money lessons John taught his son (John III). 

The Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas, discusses money trees (our favorite topic). We take a listener letter about active vs. passive investing and review the new biopic about James Brown.

Think that's all? That's just scratching the surface. You know when Doug's in the co-pilot seat it's gonna be a heck of an episode!

Aug 18, 2014

Joe's Mom's Neighbor Doug sits in for OG this week to talk flu shots and asking your boss for a raise. 

Paula, Greg and Len tackle dumb mistakes investors make, what NOT to buy at warehouse stores and discount airlines.

Doug reviews a film, we answer a listener letter and much more!

Aug 15, 2014

The one-and-only Len Penzo joins us to share finding from his 2014 school lunch cost survey. Every year Len compares the prices of popular sack lunch items. We review everything from the price of tomatoes to peanut butter and bread. This is Len's sixth year for the study and this year he has some surprising results. 

He'll also share tips about how to lower the cost of a school lunch.

No kids headed to school this fall? Don't worry, we tackle inflation in general (and answer a listener concern about how the government calculates inflation). 

Aug 13, 2014

Doug Stone, co-author of Thanks for the Feedback joins us to talk about RECEIVING feedback. I'll admit: I've heard lots of people lecture on how to give feedback, but this is the first book I've read about receiving feedback. Maybe that's because we're too busy talking to listen? I don't know....but this was a great, informative interview.

Steve Stewart (Moneyplan SOS) sits in for OG and talks mortgages. Apparently Millennials are buying houses. What type of mortgage should they take. Should people pay off their mortgage early? Steve weighs in on both topics. 

Suzanne Lucas (the Evil HR Lady) shares the dirty underbelly of flexible work schedules. While it seems like a dream, there are pitfalls.

We take a listener letter about the minimum retirement goal and review Guardians of the Galaxy.

Aug 11, 2014

LeBron James and bond investors have a ton in common....and we kick off this week's show telling you why. We also talk about war and investing (where are the best places to invest when war breaks out). 

The roundtable is here and is feisty. Paula learns how the Flowbee works. Greg rants against people who "forget" to buy insurance and Len shares his satisfaction with indoor plumbing.

Plus we answer another great listener letter about debt and basement projects....

It's just another day in our basement at Stacking Benjamins headquarters!

Aug 8, 2014

Do you think buying rental properties is hard? How do you value them fairly so you make money? Our very own weekly contributor, Paula Pant (AffordAnything.com) is our guest this week in the basement for the Short Stack. She's been busy buying up rental properties and shares the method behind her success. 

We'll talk math, but they're really easy equations she uses to quickly know if a property is the perfect fit for her portfolio.

Show notes are at Stacking Benjamins dot com!

Aug 6, 2014

The one-and-only Sharon Lechter joins us (if you live in a cave she's the co-author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad). Sharon's written a new book: Think and Grow Rich for Women. What can you say to women that Napoleon Hill didn't already say in his classic 80 years ago? We ask her that very question as we dive into how Sharon was able to mine the original tome to create a companion text aimed squarely at women.

PK is back this week and is talking about risk. Do you think the stock market is risky? PK tells us why NOT investing in stocks may be even riskier....

Joe & OG share headlines about one family who missed out on a $400,000 inheritance (and you'll never believe why....) and about the ways retirees fool themselves about investments. We also take listener letters and Joe reviews a popular television series on Amazon Prime. 

All that and much more on today's Stacking Benjamins! Show notes are available at StackingBenjamins.com/94

Aug 4, 2014

We'll let the other podcasts share the BEST negotiating tips. This week Joe & mom's neighbor Doug share the most horrible negotiating tips they've seen. 

We also have headlines about "big brother", answer a listener letter, and review an older Adam Sandler film.

Show notes are at StackingBenjamins.com

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