Mark Johnson, host of the longest running board game podcast, Board Games To Go, joins us in the basement this week to tell us 1) which board games to purchase to help people learn about economics and money; and 2) which games to purchase for some frugal holiday fun with the relatives!
Then we turn from board games to risk….no, not the board game “risk,” but Joe & OG tackle some market risk, PK examines insurance risk management, while Paula and Len cover the risk that your insurance salesperson might not be on your team.
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<> Joe & OG – Henry Blodget article: Why a Market Crash Might Not Be Far Away
<> Mark Johnson – Finance & Party Games for this Holiday Season
Mark’s 3 Recommended Financial/Economic Games:
– For Sale! An easy card game about flipping houses.
– Chicago Express – The players are investors, buying stocks in the growing railroad network across Appalachia.
– Power Grid – Grow your utility company faster than your competitors, beating them for resources, new plants, and connections into cities.
Mark’s Top 3 Party Games
– Say Anything (Family Edition)
Mark’s blog: Board Games to Go
Mark’s podcast (iTunes link): Board Games to Go
<> PK’s Fractional Sense: Insurance
PK’s Site: DQYDJ.net
<> The Roundtable….Joe’s locked in the basement, so Len and Paula take over.
Paula Pant’s Site: AffordAnything.com
Len Penzo’s Site: LenPenzo.com
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<> End Show: Movies
– OG – All Is Lost
– Joe – Thor II – The Dark World
Steve MoneyPlanSOS Stewart
OK, this is supposed to be a Financial show but I’m going to go rogue because you guys have led the way for me to talk about Thor 2. There have only been a handful of movies I would walk out on – they were either slow or stupid. Thor was stupid!
I mean, I know this is a comic book but why are Demi-gods in medieval garb and fighting with swords?
Don’t get me wrong, I love the special effects and the characters were all awesome (except Malekith the boring villain and his inept Dark Elves). But this was another story that relied on the imagination of the writers to be able to create whatever they wanted in the scene to make other things magically work. It’s like the Force: You know it’s always there but only get to see it when the writers have nothing else that will make a scene work. Hashtag Stupid!
The only reason I didn’t leave was because I was my wife and daughter’s only ride home. I can’t blame them for staying, Chris Hemsworth is a beautiful man. But they did allow me to leave before the 2 after-credit scenes (although they might have been the best part of the movie).