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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: July, 2016
Jul 29, 2016

We bring in a NEW group of financial podcasters to talk money live from the Podcast Movement Conference in Chicago, Illinois. What are the biggest questions this group of podcasters get from their listeners? We ask Elle Martinez from Couple Money, Shannon McLay from Martinis and Your Money, and Steve Stewart from No Debt, No Credit, No Problem about their audience's biggest questions.

Also we talk to James Gibson from Quottly about some hot new fintech!

Thanks to MagnifyMoney and SoFi for sponsoring our podcast!

Jul 27, 2016

Today's show is FULL of surprises. First, Tess Vigeland (Marketplace) joins us to talk about her life one year after she wrote a book about moving on from her lucrative and popular career....THEN Jason Vitug stops by the basement to shares stories from his US Road to Financial Wellness tour (and his NY Times reviewed book....). Plus, we share a story about fun stuff that happened to Joe in Chicago with a big money lesson, handle a Quotacy hotline call about keeping investing simple, and more!

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

Jul 25, 2016

Can you tweak your investments to perform better? Matt Hall, author of Odds On, the Making of an Evidence Based Investor says that you can...and without betting on individual stocks or risky asset allocation mixes. 

But the fun begins today with special co-host Farnoosh Torabi and headlines about highly paid celebrities and individual stocks. Plus, Joe & Farnoosh tackle a Quotacy hotline question from Spencer about refinancing his house and a mailbag offering from Bill about whether to use a traditional or Roth 401k. All that AND Doug's betting on the horses to pay off his student loans...

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

Jul 22, 2016

We grabbed some of your favorite money podcasters at Podcast Movement conference 2016 and asked them what issues they're hearing about from listeners....and MAN did we get an ear full from Miranda Marquit, Scott Alan Turner, and Philip Taylor.

At the midway point of today's show we meet Derik Lolli from Benefit-Mobile. The Benefit app allows users to support causes that are important to them while shopping.

Thanks to MagnifyMoney and SoFi for sponsoring our podcast!

Jul 20, 2016

Ever wonder what a financial advisor really thinks about you and your money? Ever wonder exactly how the process works when you visit an advisor? We've listened to your MANY letters on the topic and today we deliver Dan Pozdol, CRPC, from Ameriprise Financial about what really happens when people walk into his office .

In our headline segment we discuss a wrinkle people never thought about with Brexit....emerging markets. How will your more aggressive investments be affected by the British referendum? On the Quotacy hotline, we tackle a question from Kayla about life insurance quotes. Should you always buy the cheapest life insurance available?

We have all of that AND still more on today’s HOT podcast!

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

Jul 18, 2016

Wondering how to make your money multiply? Behavioral economics expert Dr. Daniel Crosby drops by the basement to talk about lessons from his new book The Laws of Wealth. We'll talk about common problems, the myth of the outlier investor, and more.

We tackle a Quotacy hotline call, take a letter from the mailbag, and even save time for some of Doug's delicious Pokemon Go trivia. Just another day on Stacking Benjamins!

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

Jul 15, 2016

We may be the last podcast to cover Brexit, but today we jump on it with both feet. Certified Financial Planner Peter Creedon joins Paula and Greg in a great discussion about strategy and tactics around the recent British referendum. Also, Volkswagon made big news a couple weeks ago when they announced money for autos. If you own a Volkswagon car, what's your best move? 

At the midway point of today's show, Suzanne Lucas (aka the Evil HR Lady) joins the fun to discuss great team dynamics. What are the characteristics of a great team? Whether you're involved in a workplace team or just the team at home, there's something for everyone.

Thanks to MagnifyMoney and SoFi for sponsoring our podcast!

Jul 13, 2016
Here it is....the announcement we've been waiting to share with you for the last few weeks. Our preparation is finished and we're ready to roll. Enjoy this episode!
Jul 13, 2016

It's tax time....and we're bringing you a great strategy that could save you a BUNDLE of money on your taxes.

Jul 13, 2016
Who will take care of your children when you pass away? Who will take care of your money? Should it be the same person? We discuss guardians and conservators on today's show.
Jul 13, 2016

Len Penzo sits in for OG this week and discusses six money saving ideas that really aren't. Thanks to Len for sitting in and thanks to everyone who uses StackingBenjamins.com/Amazon to support the show!

Jul 13, 2016

Joe & OG tackle 7 ways you can lower your tax liability in 2014. Thanks to Jemstep.com for sponsoring this show!

Jul 13, 2016
Sandy Smith from Yes, I Am Cheap! and TheColorofMoney.net joins us to talk about what we can learn from Gen Y's money management practices.
Jul 13, 2016

What are you afraid of with your money? Jacquette Timmons has been there, and can walk you through it. We talk not only fear on today's show, but also the potential for a bear market, a Quotacy hotline call, and more.

Jul 11, 2016

Ready to lead your organization, group or family? Drs. John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber join us in the basement to discuss stepping up to lead. In their clever new book starring a clan of meerkats in a changing habitat, we’ll discuss how to become a leader, when to lead, and how to avoid stepping into the role in a way that’ll cause more damage than spur success.

In our headlines, a big German bank is in big trouble. What does it mean to your money? Also, a Quotacy hotline call, your letters, and more!

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

Jul 11, 2016

Having an auto agent might be a fantastic idea, and they can help you in many ways, but that doesn't make them a saint. There are five secrets about your policy and their work that agents will avoid talking about?. We'll discuss on the show!

Jul 11, 2016

New Years.

A time of overeating, watching football or old movies, and resolving to do better, maybe a week or two in the future…..

Are we at that point yet? Is anyone “doing better” yet?

Resolving and actually “doing” better are two totally different things, aren’t they? New Year’s resolutions are usually bound to fail….especially if you try any of these silly tactics.

Jul 11, 2016

….what? You thought we’d leave you without an episode just because we’re all strung out on candy canes and Santa treats?

Jul 11, 2016

There are five reasons businesses fail, and we cover them here. Want to succeed in business? You'll want to take notes on this episode.

Jul 11, 2016

Trying to sell your home this holiday season? Maybe this isn't actually a horrible time to sell. We'll give you some tips to make the holidays your best friend. Hopefully you'll have your house sold by the new year!

Jul 11, 2016

How does a first meeting go with a financial advisor? If you've never been in one, we tell you how it SHOULD go and warn you against how it might go??

Jul 8, 2016

While we begin the session discussing what athletes can teach us about retirement, we end talking about the new hotness out of Silicon Valley. What if technology is moving fast enough that we don't need to work anymore, and instead get a guaranteed check just for being alive? Would universal basic income work?

At the midway point of today's show we go to Austin, Texas, where Brad and Ken from the DraftApp team talk about the latest FinTech innovation getting swallowed by bigger financial firms. Who's pushing the envelope and the banks? We'll talk about some of the partnerships on today's show....and also discuss what this might mean for innovation in banking and investing.

Thanks to MagnifyMoney and SoFi for sponsoring our podcast!

Jul 6, 2016

It's your turn to invest alongside the sharks because IPOs are now available for us all! In the past, you had to be an accredited investor to slap some money down on your favorite start up. David Glickman from new startup Primo Mobile joins us to talk about the new opportunity, how you can get involved, what hurdles still exist, and what questions you should ask before investing.

Also, in headlines we discuss Betterment deciding to push the stop button on trading after the Brexit volatility. We answer a Quotacy hotline call about educating your co-workers, take a listener letter from the mailbag, throw in some of Doug's awesome trivia....and more!

We have all of that AND still more on today’s podcast!

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

Jul 4, 2016

How do you escape your parent's basement? If you're a millennial (or the parent of a millennial), you're in luck because Brian Ford from SunTrust joins us to describe the steps needed to declare your financial independence. He'll describe a three step process that'll help everyone move toward the exciting world of living without mom or dad's help.

We tackle a Quotacy hotline call from Gena about resources to help you tackle the mental aspects of money and a letter from Jon about whether bonds are good investment. In the headline segment we discuss Brexit AND the myths you should beware of when planning your retirement.

All that AND we get to hear about Doug's awesome 4th of July party.  

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

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