You’ve saved and invested diligently for years and you’re now sitting on a fat stack of Benjamins. When’s the right time to say f*** it and start spending cash like there’s no tomorrow? Today our contributors share their big spender to saver money stories, and give their thoughts on retiring WAY early… on less than a million dollars. It’s not always about the bottom dollar, but also lost potential income (and raises) if you need to return to work years down the road, lost marketability as your skills age, and outdated professional networks as your co-workers move on to other opportunities.
Joining us on the roundtable this week is Diania Merriam, founder of the FIRE-Movement inspired EconoME Conference, Len Penzo from the LenPenzo.com blog, and OG from our own podcast.
Friday Fintech: Health and Wellness Expert Angelo Poli from MetPro.co
After our contributors finish swapping money stories, Joe sits down with health and wellness expert Angelo Poli from MetPro.co. With summer right around the corner, we polled our Stacker community for all the health and exercise questions they’ve been dying to get answered. From questions on aging metabolisms, to intermittent fasting, and of course, time-efficient (and free) workouts even the most busy Stackers can do at home… Angelo covers it all and then some.
Listener Voicemail: HSA Horror Stories?
Our anonymous caller, who we refer to as Sal, calls in with some HSA questions. For years he was told he only needed the Explanation of benefits form (think something like a medical statement) before finding out he actually needed his receipts as well. While this was an easy fix, Sal asks: what other blind spots could he have? What HSA horror stories should he know about – and avoid?
As always, Doug has some post-Fintech airtime to deliver his game-show trivia.
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Talking Real Money
Co-hosts Don McDonald and Tom Cock deliver straight forward, honest, advice on building the wealth you need for a more secure future. You can listen in wherever you listen to podcasts, or at TalkingRealMoney.com.
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Our topic: Evolution of spending money
A big thanks to our contributors! You can check out more links for our guests below.
A big thanks to Diania for joining our roundtable this week! You can join Diania (and Joe and OG!) at the EconoMe conference on November 13th and 14th hosted at the University of Cincinnati. We’ll kick off the conference with a live show AND stick around for a fun time on a panel. Tickets are available at EconoMeConference.com.
Check Out Paula’s site and amazing podcast: AffordAnything.com
Follow Paula on Twitter: @AffordAnything
For more on OG and his firm’s page, click here.
Friday Fintech: Metpro
A big thanks to Angelo Poli for being our resident health and wellness expert! You can find everything MetPro has to offer – from easy-to-use technology, to health-related articles, and of course their concierge coaching – at MetPro.co.
Doug’s Game Show Trivia
- What year did the first Gold’s Gym open?
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- Caller Sal asks: what blind spots could he have when it comes to HSAs? What should he know about, and what pitfalls should he avoid?
Written by: Richie Rutter-Reese
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