Mr. Funny Money himself, Brian O’Connor from The Detroit News joins us to talk about how he and his family took a $1,000 Challenge….could he cut $1,000 just by eliminating $100 each from ten different budget areas? We’ll discuss what he cut and how it worked out….plus the hilarious book he wrote on the topic.
PK discusses the importance of dividends, and goes on the offensive against media outlets who cite returns WITHOUT dividends. Are you reinvesting yours?
Joe & OG talk emerging markets. Should you exit? The roundtable of Greg, Paula and Len tackle the seven deadly sins of personal finance. Which are you guilty of?
….we take reader mail, Doug has trivia, and much, much more.
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<> Joe & OG: Emerging Markets – Should You Exit?
The piece we discuss: Goldman, JPMorgan Advise Ducking Out of Emerging Markets
<> Brian O’Connor – The $1,000 Challenge
Want to take the challenge? Here’s Brian’s Daily Finance link to join in the fun!
Brian’s book on Amazon.com: The ,000 Challenge: How One Family Slashed Its Budget Without Moving Under a Bridge or Living on Government Cheese
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<> PK’s Fractional Sense: Dividends
The piece on DQYDJ.net (PK’s blog) on the same topic: 2013 S&P Return
<> My Dad’s Shortwave Roundtable
This week the gang talks about Len’s post:
On the call:
Paula Pant (Afford Anything): read Could A Blindfolded Monkey Throwing Darts At Stock Beat The Experts?
Greg McFarlane (Control Your Cash): read That $75,000 Thing is a Crock of Garbage
(and for more fun read: Carnival of Wealth, Stacking Benjamins Edition!)
Len Penzo (Len Penzo dot Com): read Why You Don’t Need an MBA To Manage Your Finances
No movies this week! Instead we talk about OG’s obsession: Quarterly