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The Stacking Benjamins Show

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According to FastCompany, "the Stacking Benjamins podcast...strikes a great balance of fun and functional." Created live from Joe's mom's half-finished basement....you'll hear a parade of financial headlines, personal finance experts, creatives, and people with stories that inspire us. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, hosts Joe Saul-Sehy & OG meet at the card table and bring you guests, trivia, your letters about saving, investing, and risk management, and much more. Academy of Podcast winner for "best business podcast of the year," 2017 Plutus award winner for "best personal finance podcast," and Kiplinger magazine's only recommended personal finance podcast. You'll like this podcast if: you enjoy chatty, laid back money talk at a relaxed pace with lots of humor attached. You won't like this show if: you're looking for hard-core, genius money-nuggets presented at a fast pace.

According to FastCompany, "the Stacking Benjamins podcast...strikes a great balance of fun and functional." Created live from Joe's mom's half-finished basement....you'll hear a parade of financial headlines, personal finance experts, creatives, and people with stories that inspire us. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, hosts Joe Saul-Sehy & OG meet at the card table and bring you guests, trivia, your letters about saving, investing, and risk management, and much more. Academy of Podcast winner for "best business podcast of the year," 2017 Plutus award winner for "best personal finance podcast," and Kiplinger magazine's only recommended personal finance podcast. You'll like this podcast if: you enjoy chatty, laid back money talk at a relaxed pace with lots of humor attached. You won't like this show if: you're looking for hard-core, genius money-nuggets presented at a fast pace.

Location:

TX

Description:

According to FastCompany, "the Stacking Benjamins podcast...strikes a great balance of fun and functional." Created live from Joe's mom's half-finished basement....you'll hear a parade of financial headlines, personal finance experts, creatives, and people with stories that inspire us. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, hosts Joe Saul-Sehy & OG meet at the card table and bring you guests, trivia, your letters about saving, investing, and risk management, and much more. Academy of Podcast winner for "best business podcast of the year," 2017 Plutus award winner for "best personal finance podcast," and Kiplinger magazine's only recommended personal finance podcast. You'll like this podcast if: you enjoy chatty, laid back money talk at a relaxed pace with lots of humor attached. You won't like this show if: you're looking for hard-core, genius money-nuggets presented at a fast pace.

Language:

English


Episodes

What Real Estate Options Could Get Ugly? (and more of your questions)

11/28/2022
Today YOU are in the driver's seat with questions about annuities, opening accounts, the stock market, savings account options, unclaimed property, and more...but before that, we dive into a headline on real estate that could make you think twice before investing in it. We'll share details and what questions you should ask regarding these "deals." Plus we share a TikTok minute sure to make you think about your utility bills differently, AND Doug also asks a trivia question you just might get...

Duration:01:07:58

Board Games Worth Your Benjamins (with Amy & Maggie From ThinkerThemer)

11/25/2022
Tired of not knowing how to get into money topics with friends OR sick of boring holiday parties where someone picked out a lame game from Walmart? We'll solve BOTH problems today with our friends from the Australia-based YouTube channel Thinker Themer, Amy and Maggie! They're board game reviewers who walk us through two lists, one detailing great games introducing people to money or economic themes, and the other with party games that will be sure to entertain your friends and family over...

Duration:01:13:22

2022 Hot (and not) Holiday Tech with CNET's Bridget Carey

11/23/2022
Ever paid for some sweet new tech gadget and it didn't work as advertised? Sometimes a "deal" isn't really a great deal...which is why we love saving you some money on these big-ticket items. Tech gadgets are always towards the top of wish lists and we'll wade into the best and worst deals this week. Our guest today knows more than most of us about the latest tech. Bridget Carey from CNET joins us for our annual walk through all of the hottest tech deals AND also shares what to shy away...

Duration:01:17:29

Score Your Best Black Friday Deals (with Slickdeal's Regina Conway)

11/21/2022
Ready to save big money this holiday season? Before you hop on the internet or stand in line this week for the hottest deal, we've got some HUGE money-saving tips for you. Regina Conway from SlickDeals is back this year to share 2022's hottest Black Friday deals. Avoid shopping at the wrong store when the better deal is somewhere else. As she does every year on this special episode, Regina shares timely and specific advice for shopping with a plan this season. Make your list, do research,...

Duration:01:12:36

How To Identify and Make the Most of a Great Mentor

11/18/2022
Mentors can be monumental to success. The right one can help propel your career and personal life by guiding you to your goals. We have three great contributors to our roundtable today who discuss the value of a mentor. Sharita Humphrey, Len Penzo, and Paulette Perhach join us to share lessons they've learned from their mentors and how to find the right one for you. They also talk about the importance of being coachable and that eagerness to continually learn. But we can't leave the show...

Duration:01:09:45

Want to Earn More? Level Up Your Communication Game

11/16/2022
Want to make more money? Communicate better. Period. So, what distinguishes money-making effective communicators from your buddy's last rotten email? One major difference is word choice. Carmine Gallo joins us today to make you a top-notch communicator. He studied Jeff Bezos' communication style at Amazon and shares the leader's transformation over the years. Years ago, Jeff was writing memos at a college level, but now he writes at an 8th grade level. And guess what? His writing and overall...

Duration:01:13:17

Kill Your Side Hustle (or Don't Start One)

11/14/2022
Stop wasting all of your free time on buying yourself another job. Sure, all the cool kids are talking about "side hustles" these days. If you're reading this and DON'T have a side hustle, there's a nearly one-hundred percent chance that you've thought about starting one yourself. Before all of that pain, you'll want to hear from today's guest who says that not all side hustles are created equal. Brian Page has built an empire built on an entirely different premise. Will it take work? Yes....

Duration:01:06:30

Are Zero-Fee Trades the “New Black”? (plus our Veteran’s Day special featuring Ellie Kay) - REWIND

11/11/2022
Are you missing out on benefits that might be available to you? Billions of dollars in government benefits go unused each year. On this Veteran's Day, we're bringing you back to a Veteran's Day episode we aired a few years ago with Ellie Kay. There's tons of benefits and programs available to our veterans and she shares about a few of them. This show originally aired in 2019 so ignore any mention of current events. Check out the original show notes here. You'll find show notes for this...

Duration:01:08:38

Holiday Networking Strategies for Introverts (with Nick Shelton) - REWIND

11/9/2022
Does small talk at holiday parties make your skin crawl with anxiety? Company parties are even worse. It's SO uncomfortable trying to come up with what to say to people you barely know. That's why we are bringing back our interview with Nick Shelton today. He understands the introvert struggle of mingling at holiday parties. He shares tips and tricks to help get you through AND enjoy the party. This show originally aired in 2021 so ignore any mention of current events. Check out the original...

Duration:01:13:51

Planning the Perfect–and frugal–Holiday Party (with David Tutera) - REWIND

11/7/2022
Have you started thinking about the holidays and all the parties that come with it? We sure have! That's why we are starting our rewind week strong with the best party planning tips and tricks. David Tutera is a party planning expert and shared his best tips to throw the best party without blowing your budget. This show originally aired in 2019 so ignore any mention of current events. Check out the original show notes here. You'll find show notes for this episode at...

Duration:01:05:38

This Ain't Your Grandparent's Recession

11/4/2022
How does today's down market compare to the past? Can we learn from the pain others endured during historical downturns? While it always makes sense to avoid mistakes in the past, our roundtable team also today throws the caution flag: beware reading too much into current events that don't necessarily correlate wth the past. CFP Eric Brotman from the Don't Retire, Graduate! podcast joins Doc G from Earn & Invest and Paulette Perhach to talk all things markets and recessions. They talk about...

Duration:01:09:26

Taking Control When Opportunity Knocks (with Patrice Washington & Sean Mullaney)

11/2/2022
When opportunity knocks, will you answer? Having a dream is one thing but making it a reality is another, especially when money is involved. Sometimes that opportunity comes in the form of coaching, and we're joined by one today! Patrice Washington is one of three financial coaches on a new PBS series, Opportunity Knock$, that helps struggling families find resources and reach their financial dreams. Patrice joins us today to share the story of one woman she helped coach throughout the show....

Duration:01:09:37

Money Tales of Bone-Chilling Horror

10/31/2022
What spooky money stories keep you awake at night? There are the ghosts of bad banking, the goblins of budget nightmares, the witches haunting your net worth statement...and even some scary stories about retirement. Jaspreet Singh joins us today to share some of his personal financial lessons. He's now a successful entrepreneur money coach, running the Minority Mindset YouTube channel and market briefs newsletter, but his success didn't happen overnight. His family expected him to become a...

Duration:01:31:12

Fight Your Financial Kryptonite

10/28/2022
What's that item that makes you beg, "TAKE MY WALLET ALREADY!" We all have them. Maybe it's books, travel, ice cream, or board games. Whatever. Today we face off against our personal money-sucking demons and the question, "How do we plug these leaks," and "Do we need to plug them?" Joining us for this fun look into how we spend money is the co-host of the amazing Frugal Friends podcast, Jen Smith. She joins OG and Len Penzo (LenPenzo.com) to a lively discussion about our weaknesses, our...

Duration:01:07:33

How Do You Choose an Investment? (plus, what's an ETF?)

10/26/2022
When it's time to invest, how do you choose between all of the choices out there? We dive into a topic that YOU chose (if you're a member of our Facebook group), and we also augment it with a fantastic headlines discussion with Rachel Aguirre from iShares about exchange-traded funds. What are "ETFs" as they're called, and how are they different than other investment types, like mutual funds? We dive deep into investing nerdery on today's show. But of course, that's not all. We'll talk margin...

Duration:01:08:13

Building a Financially Independent Family

10/24/2022
Doug Nordman isn't your typical dad. While other fathers were out working, Doug was busy surfing, because he'd focused on financial independence from an early age. Today, he and his adult daughter Carol Pittner join us to discuss how Doug and his wife created a financial modeling system for their daughter and how that daughter (Carol) is now creating her own system at home. We talk about the value of making mistakes, the similarities between good parenting and poker, strategies for creating...

Duration:01:20:37

Finding Your Wealth Path

10/21/2022
How do you know if you are on the right path? There's a million and one decisions you can make that could take you in a different direction. It's the same with your finances. If your finances aren't on the path you hoped for right now, it's never too late to make a change. Paulette Perhahch, Len Penzo and OG join our roundtable this week to discuss a piece about ways to know if you are on the right path. They share their own experiences and talk about checking in with yourself, having fun,...

Duration:00:59:24

The Magic of Your Dream Job, Team, & Community All at Once

10/19/2022
How can combining your entrepreneurial spirit and a love for your community launch a business to overwhelming success? Gina Schaefer moved to the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington DC when it still had boarded-up homes and no public services. After being laid off from several tech startups, she decided she needed a change. What better change to make than to step up and improve your own community? She opened a hardware store down the street next to an addiction recovery group that became...

Duration:01:16:32

Thriving During Uncertain Times (with Phil and Danielle Town)

10/17/2022
"Uncertainty" is the new black. Between the stock market, inflation, and a recession, uncertainty leads the media to bigger ratings, but to the average person it leads to fear. The best way to reduce that fear? Knowledge. Phil and Danielle Town join us today to talk all about uncertainty and how to take back control of your finances. They believe that knowledge and education, especially in an area you enjoy, can reduce anxiety and fear around your money. They share their investing approach...

Duration:01:15:44

Don’t Have Enough? Implement This For a Richer Future

10/14/2022
Do you consider yourself generous? There are tons of ways to be generous. It can with with, time, money, or skills. Today our roundtable is discussing generosity in your life and finances. Paulette Perhach, Doc G, and OG join us to share their thoughts. Donating money to charity isn't the only way to show generosity. You can also donate your time or skills. Our contributors talk about ways they've donated and helped others and how it relates to their finances and happiness in life. You'll...

Duration:01:05:01