Live, from Joe’s mom’s basement…it’s the Stacking Benjamins Show!
Welcome to the only Academy of Podcasters Award-Winning show that’s created live in a basement!
…and just because we’re homemade, doesn’t mean we stink.
Recent press Mentions about SB:
- Fast Company: “These 6 podcasts will make you smarter”
- CardRates.com: “How the Stacking Benjamins Podcast Addresses Financial Literacy Through a Fun, Lighthearted, and Diverse Listening Experience”
- TheStreet.com: “10 Best Investing Podcasts of 2019”
- Academy of Podcasting Awards: “Best Business Podcast”
- Kiplinger: “Best of…”
- Entrepreneur: “6 Podcasts That Will Make You Richer”
- U.S. News and World Report: “The Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts to Follow”
- Popsugar: “Brush Up on Your Financial Knowledge With 8 Must-Hear Podcasts”
- Forbes: “7 Investing Podcasts You Should Download Today”
While it may seem like Joe, OG, and the gang are messing around, we’re all actually deadly serious about financial literacy. Literacy rates around the world are dropping, and this podcast is meant to help foster much needed conversations about money.
Since 2012, Stacking Benjamins has used the science of play to make finance more approachable, interesting, and fun. Our hope is that people will think more seriously about money and about financial well-being. While some podcasts hope to be the final expert in the chain of money lessons, Stacking Benjamins hopes to introduce you to the broad spectrum of fantastic ideas, concepts and technologies available that can help you lock in a better financial future.
We joke that “you won’t learn anything on Stacking Benjamins” to keep it light. We hope the show always has a warm setting to make money friendly. Our characters mess up with their money and share mistakes often to show that even pros sometimes get it wrong.
For More on the Science of Play, start with these sources:
Press Mentions about How We Make the Show:
Looking for fewer gurus and more discussions? Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the home of fun financial conversations. If you like podcasts for entertainment rather than hardcore financial tips, this is the show for you.
The Stacking Benjamins Creed:
- Personal finance is personal. We’re all trying to stack.
- We all have different opinions about money. We can discuss our differences without being obnoxious with each other.
- Everyone doesn’t start at the same place with money. We’ll explain the basics AND talk about more advanced topics.
- There’s nothing embarrassing about money. Let’s talk about our wins and losses, so we can all learn from them.
- Fun and play beats preaching any day, brother….any day.
- Surround sound, not education.
Stacking Benjamins is a magazine-style podcast. While each episode is just over an hour long, rarely will a segment run longer than 10 -15 minutes. Don’t care for a particular topic? Wait a few minutes and we’ll be on to something else!
Joe and OG host the only podcast that the personal finance community’s Plutus Awards has retired from competition after winning the coveted Best Podcast Award twice. Joe has hosted the FinCon Expo conference main stage three times, and OG has given countless speeches across the United States on finance.
It takes a village, they say. We have a whole cast of contributors who entertains you each week:
Joe Saul-Sehy – Stacking Benjamins
Joe is a former financial advisor (16 years) and represented American Express and Ameriprise in the media. He was the “Money Man” at Detroit television WXYZ-TV, appearing twice weekly. He’s appeared in Bride, Best Life, and Child magazines, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Detroit News and Baltimore Sun newspapers. He’s also appeared online in more than 200 different places, including CNBC.com and WSJ.com.
Josh Bannerman – Stacking Benjamins
Acclaimed financial advisor Josh Bannerman plays the part of “The Other Guy” (AKA OG) on the show. He’s a Certified Financial Planner, working with clients across the nation. As an industry insider, OG speaks freely about “behind the scenes.” He frankly shares thoughts on the state of the financial planning industry and guides listeners toward better money solutions. For more on OG and his firm’s page, click here.
Paula Pant – Afford Anything
Paula’s website sprung on the financial blogging scene in 2011, winning the Plutus Award for Best New Blog. Since then, she’s been a force in the financial media world. Her Afford Anything podcast has won the Plutus Award for best financial podcast. Paula also won the Lifetime Achievement award in 2018. She’s a world traveler, who’s visited 30 different countries before her 30th birthday. Paula’s mantra? Cut ruthlessly on things that don’t matter to spend lavishly on those things you love most.
Suzanne Lucas – Evil HR Lady
Suzanne is a long-time HR professional who now operates the popular Evil HR Lady website, writes for top publications like Inc. and CBS MarketWatch.
Len Penzo – Len Penzo dot Com
Len has been a fixture on Stacking Benjamins since our first episode. He’s won the Plutus Award for Best Single-Author Financial Blog (2012). Kiplinger has named his site as a Best Money Blog in 2010 and 2012. His work is syndicated at ClarkHoward.com, BusinessInsider.com, and MSN.com.
My Mom’s Neighbor Doug
When he’s not playing the part of my mom’s neighbor Doug, he’s busy critiquing Stacking Benjamins and telling us exactly how he’d do it…if he had the time to create his podcast.
We’ve been lucky to have some recurring guests on the show:
Pete the Planner – Pete The Planner
CFP Katie Brewer – Your Richest Life Planning
CFP Roger Whitney “The Retirement Answer Man” – RogerWhitney.com
Barbara Friedberg – Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance
Sandy Smith – Yes! I Am Cheap
Philip Taylor – PT Money
Deacon Hayes – The Well Kept Wallet