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Named 2023 Best Personal Finance podcast by Bankrate.com, The Stacking Benjamins Show has a light and friendly tone. Hosts Joe Saul-Sehy and OG aim to make financial literacy fun for all as they sit around the card table in Joe's Mom's half-finished basement and talk with experts about personal finance, saving, investing, and important money trends. As Fast Company once wrote, the Stacking Benjamins podcast "strikes a great balance of fun and functional." So join Joe and OG every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as they read your letters, discuss major headlines, and throw in some trivia and laughs for free.

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    • 4.5 • 1.8K Ratings

Named 2023 Best Personal Finance podcast by Bankrate.com, The Stacking Benjamins Show has a light and friendly tone. Hosts Joe Saul-Sehy and OG aim to make financial literacy fun for all as they sit around the card table in Joe's Mom's half-finished basement and talk with experts about personal finance, saving, investing, and important money trends. As Fast Company once wrote, the Stacking Benjamins podcast "strikes a great balance of fun and functional." So join Joe and OG every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as they read your letters, discuss major headlines, and throw in some trivia and laughs for free.

    Savings Bonds, "Coast FI," and Do I Need a Trust? (Your Questions)

    Savings Bonds, "Coast FI," and Do I Need a Trust? (Your Questions)

    On today's show we dive headfirst into the mailbag, and answer your excellent questions on every facet of investing, saving, and protecting your money:

    Do I need a trust?

    What should I do with these savings bonds?

    Should I take my money out of a 529 college savings plan?

    Can I stop saving money well before I retire?


    ...and LOTS more. We're excited to not only bring you those questions, plus our TikTok minute (wait until you hear THIS bride...), AND Doug's incredible trivia question. Plus, we may rail on too long about fake IDs (just to help parents know how to spot them, of course).
    FULL SHOW NOTES: https://www.stackingbenjamins.com/investing-saving-and-protecting-your-money/
    Deeper dives with curated links, topics, and discussions are in our newsletter, The 201, available at https://www.stackingbenjamins.com/201
    Enjoy!
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Better Investing Using an Ancient Philosophy (SB1546)

    Better Investing Using an Ancient Philosophy (SB1546)

    Does winning at investing mean that you need more information, a better rule set to follow, or better connections? Our guest today says that while those can be advantages, it's hard to "win" those games. However, there is one method which can help us easily increase our odds of becoming a better saver and investor. More good news? This method is available to us all. Our guest today says learning from the Stoics, philosophers from ancient times, we can easily beat the average investor and we can set ourselves up for life. If you're listening to SB for that reason, you're in a for a treat. Darius Foroux is not only one of our favorite bloggers (we've used his work several times as the centerpiece for our Friday roundtable chats between personal finance luminaries), he actually joins us today in the basement to help you become a wiser, stronger, and hopefully wealthier Stacker.
    In our headline segment, one saver says that he saved too much money into his 401k retirement plan. Huh? How does that even make sense? We'll chat about how to best save for retirement and also challenge you to think about how you save...and not just about the amount you're saving.
    We'll hear from a Stacker in need as well AND of course, save time for Doug's trivia question that you'll be talking about all day long.
    FULL SHOW NOTES: https://stackingbenjamins.com/money-and-philosophy-1546
    Deeper dives with curated links, topics, and discussions are in our newsletter, The 201, available at https://www.stackingbenjamins.com/201
    Enjoy!
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Cool Electric Vehicle! Can You Afford To Insure It?

    Cool Electric Vehicle! Can You Afford To Insure It?

    Insurance is a topic we all often avoid, with HUGE consequences. When disaster strikes we have either the wrong coverage or none at all. That's why we decided today to have some fun talking about how making better insurance decisions can truly improve your life. You may find yourself skipping down your street because you've either 1) saved money or 2) found better coverages for your situation. We'll chat about:

    Big picture about using the stuff you buy (ensuring that the purchase is actually "worth it").

    How much insurance is "enough"

    When you can skip the insurance altogether

    Working with insurance brokers

    Adding riders to your policies

    Long term care...the mother of all insurance problems

    Pet insurance

    ...and LOTS more.

    FULL SHOW NOTES: https://stackingbenjamins.com/finding-better-insurance-1545
    Deeper dives with curated links, topics, and discussions are in our newsletter, The 201, available at https://www.StackingBenjamins.com/201
    Enjoy!
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Fighting Insecurities, Building a Business, and Behind-The-Scenes of SB and Afford Anything (SB1544)

    Fighting Insecurities, Building a Business, and Behind-The-Scenes of SB and Afford Anything (SB1544)

    On today's special episode, Joe and Paula Pant (AffordAnything) dive behind the scenes to share key learnings from the Craft & Commerce conference in Boise, Idaho. Recording live from the Kit studios in downtown Boise, they share lessons learned about serving audiences, fighting fear, breaking through business insecurity, and much, much more. It's a wide-ranging discussion where you'll see behind-the-scenes of both brands, and hear about how two creators learn, build, and grow. You'll learn lots of takeaways about your own career, life, and (if you're an entrepreneur) brand that you can apply.

    FULL SHOW NOTES: https://stackingbenjamins.com/live-craft-and-commerce-conference-1544

    Deeper dives with curated links, topics, and discussions are in our newsletter, The 201, available at https://www.stackingbenjamins.com/201
    Enjoy!
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    • 41 min
    Your Retirement Tax Time Bomb Is Ticking Louder (SB1543)

    Your Retirement Tax Time Bomb Is Ticking Louder (SB1543)

    What do you do to diffuse the retirement time bomb? The government has a plan, and you won't like it. Joe was the emcee recently for maybe the biggest name in tax planning -- Ed Slott -- and his book launch event. We're replaying as our mentor segment today Joe's interview with Ed from that event because there are so many "a-ha" moments and good direction toward ensuring that your tax time bomb doesn't go off all over your retirement.
    In our headline, we talk about interest rates and the financial markets. How do you avoid chasing interest rates and instead focus on the big picture? Doug and OG dive into this topic. Plus, we take a call from Nicole, who wonders about her husband's stock options. We talk options, restricted shares, and planning. How do you ensure that you don't overpay taxes on these incentives but at the same time don't end up holding on to worthless options or with an underdiversified portfolio. This type of planning can be messy, so today we help you unwind it all.
    Of course, Doug shares his trivia and much, much more!
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    Deeper dives with curated links, topics, and discussions are in our newsletter, The 201, available at https://www.stackingbenjamins.com/201
    Enjoy!
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Should You Shut Up About All That Money You Make (or that you don't make)? SB1542 GREATEST HITS

    Should You Shut Up About All That Money You Make (or that you don't make)? SB1542 GREATEST HITS

    Is there anything worse than someone who brags about how much money they make? Many of us would say, "No." On the other hand how many people wish someone would be more transparent about how much they make so that we can emulate them better and maybe earn more ourselves? Today we cover that in the final installment of our greatest hits episode series. We're back next week with new shows!
    Here are the original show notes from December 10th, 2021: https://www.stackingbenjamins.com/roundtable-1127/
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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Interested bystander ,

You get one star when

Paula goes ballistic on you know who. It has very little to do with light banter.

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Great mix

What a great mix of information, strategy, entertainment and inspiration.

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Best personal finance podcast

Stacking Benjamins is the best finance podcast out there, it’s not even close. Shoutout to OG and Joe for all of their hard work to put good financial information in the hands of investors and retirement savers who need it.

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