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Are You Frugal Or Just Plain Cheap? (with an intro to Blueprint)

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Stacking Benjamins

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Sure, you think of yourself as frugal, but do your friends think of you that way? If you're a little tight with money, or know someone who's maybe...just a tad too tight with money, today's discussion is for you! We're excited that today the creator of the new Financial Grown Up podcast and former Reuters TV anchor Bobbi Rebell joins us. Not only will we talk about penny pinching habits, but we'll also swing around to the other side of the financial spectrum...how do banks and financial institutions get you to part with more money? Partly it's by bestowing titles like "private banker" on the people who help you.

We'll also turn our eye on FinTech, and this week discuss with Blueprint Income's Lauren Minches about the work they're doing with private pension programs. What if you could create a stable income stream for your retirement that didn't rely on stock market performance? Lauren and the Blueprint team are working hard at turning the world of annuities on their head, and today she'll walk us through the world of pensions, 401k's and the future of stable retirement income streams. If you aren't a fan of annuities, today's discussion about innovation in that area is exactly what you want to hear.

We also answer Justin's three-oh call for help to the Blooom hotline. He's wondering what to do (hypothetically) with some money that he'd like to gamble with? What would our crack panel suggest? We'll get great ideas from Afford Anything's Paula Pant and our very own OG, as well as from Bobbi Rebell. On top of that, we'll also answer a letter from another listener, share Doug's trivia, and more.

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