Welcome to Stacking Benjamins!

Stacking Benjamins is the lighter side of personal finance. Joe Saul-Sehy and Kathleen Celmins share thoughts on recent financial news reported in the media. In a world of hard-hitting, deep-thought financial stories, our goal is to present a lighter, more relaxed entertainment about money.

Our Schedule

This site is the text version of the top-ranked podcast in iTunes, Stacking Benjamins: Earn, Save and Spend With a Plan. We tell jokes, write stories, learn from our mistakes, and give stuff away. When celebrities do something weird with their money, we report on that, too.


Podcast: A new episode with our roundtable of financial bloggers and podcasters.

Blog: Something funny we came across


Blog: A longer, more in-depth piece by one or both of us


Podcast: A new episode featuring an entertaining guest

Blog: A text interview from one of our past guests


Blog: Something fun, or serious, written by one or both of us


Podcast: A new episode of the Short Stack, with someone who has an idea so fun that mom wanted us to highlight it in a show all its own.

Blog: Links from around the web


Blog: Weekly coupons to save you money, and Doug’s trivia to help you win something from Joe’s mom’s basement

Join us!

About Joe Saul-Sehy

Joe worked as a financial advisor for 16 years, in the trenches with families like yours to help them reach their financial goals. He also was one of twelve advisors across the United States authorized to speak on behalf of Ameriprise with the media. He was Detroit’s WXYZ Television “Money Man” for nine years.

Interviews with Joe

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Joe In The Media

About Kathleen Celmins

Kathleen likes to think of herself as the opposite of Joe: a regular person who has learned all her money lessons the hard way. She wrote a check from a credit card, got into a pile of debt, and worked her way out. Now, she’s a champion of the save half movement, an idea so radical it just might work: save half your income.